Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year, New Fabric, New Activism

I was so excited to win this giveaway from the fabulous Sew, Mama, Sew blog. If you have never visited, please go there right now. She has the most incredible fabric selection and some great patterns and tips. I chose a yard of this amazing fall release from Tina Givens' Treetop Fancy collection, called Fairy Tip Toes in Silhouette Polka Pink. How darling is that? I can't wait until these little birds fly onto my machine. If only I could decide their destiny...any ideas?

Also in the giveaway post were several resources about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new law designed to ensure the safety of children’s products. From what I have read, this law, though well-intended (to eliminate toxins like lead and phthalates from toys, and to raise the standards of imports from China), will effectively destroy handcrafted toy entrepreneurs. The law goes into effect February 10, 2009. To learn more and to suggest amendment to this law for the protection of handmade toys, please visit Sew, Mama, Sew, or click on the 'Save Handmade' button on the left.

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