Happy 50th Birthday to Me!!! Presents for You!!!

February 2, 2015
Today's the Day I was dreading,
but it has turned into the most fun birthday ever!!

I'm 50!!!

And planning this celebration for all of you has been amazing!!

I want to start by saying thanks for all the Birthday wishes and lovely encouraging comments I have received already! You are the best, and have made this a birthday I will never forget!

Some fun facts for my birthday

  1. The maple leaf becomes the National Flag of Canada
  2. The Sound of Music has its premiere
  3. The Pillsbury Dough Boy is created
  4. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri is completed
  5. TV debuts: Green Acres, Charlie Brown Christmas, I Dream of Jeannie, Tom and Jerry
  6. Academy Award for Best Picture went to My Fair Lady
  7. Shania Twain was born 
  8. The Supremes release "Stop in the Name of Love"
  9. Sonny and Cher make their first TV appearance
  10. Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries were created (loved these as a kid)

My Birthday Celebration will be running from Feb. 2-8th
Winners will be emailed and names posted around Feb. 9th

A Few of My Favourite Things (Shops) 

(full disclosure: I have and do shop at all of these businesses! I don't have any blog sponsors. I asked my favourite shops if they would help me celebrate and they all said yes, and donated something special for me to share with you!! How cool is that!! 
(I'm a very good shopper, just don't tell my husband, lol)

Each Logo is a link to the  sponsoring Shops, take a look around, show them all some love...
you have all week to complete your Birthday Celebration Entry,
let the shops know why you're visiting.
Hopefully you'll find a new place to get inspiration and products you love...
but most of all... have fun...
Good Luck everyone.

Fabric Spot is an online only Canadian shop that specializes in modern designer fabrics, solids and has the largest organic cotton fabric selection in Canada! Karen has great customer service, prompt shipping (international shipping is available, with a flat rate for US friends) and a monthly prize giveaway too!
I like the layout of the website, it's easy to get around and when looking at a fabric the rest of the collection will view below it.

Fabric Spot is offering a FQ bundle of Organic Cotton Frolic 

(Winners choice of girl or boy colour way.)

I love my labels!! I have 3 different sizes,
2 different colours (white and navy)
and a 3rd ordered in Red. 

Feyza has also given me a coupon code "upstairshobbyroom"

 if you decide you would like to order your own labels, you will save 5% on your order. My blog always has this logo link and info on the right sidebar.

Here's a sample of my labels and how Feyza will contact you with the proof layout of your labels to confirm before making them.
You can also add a logo or graphic if you want. 

90 Custom Labels

Mad About Patchwork started as an Online store and has just recently expanded by opening a storefront in
Stittsville, Ontario.
Pam and the team offer great specials
at the beginning of every month
 Kona Stash Builders
  follow these links to see what's on special this month.
Great customer service , prompt shipping (international shipping too)
 and an easy to navigate website!

 $30.00 Gift Certificate

Sew Sisters is another great online store with a storefront in Toronto Ontario.
They also have great customer service, prompt shipping and also ship internationally.
I participated in Blogathon Canada 2014 last year with the Sew Sisters team and had a blast!!
They have great selection of fabrics and a great clearance section that gets added to monthly.

$25.00 Gift Certificate

Kristy is a fabulous Paper Piece pattern designer who just recently along with some friends launched an amazing eMagazine, Make Modern.

Kristy's latest free BOM is Zoo Animals which follows up last years Retro Cool... Sew Kitschy...

The very lucky winner of this "present" will get to choose

2 Bundle Patterns

$15.00 Gift Certificate

Who doesn't love zippers!! I get so excited when my zipper order arrives with all the bright fun coloured zippers and there is always a zipper pull included as a bonus thank you!!

Great customer service and fast shipping and delivery and I'm in Canada, so that says something coming from the US. 

How fun is this, matching or contrasting your projects for just the right affect!!


Something For Everyone!!

I wanted to celebrate with everyone and didn't want anyone left out or not getting a present...
so I have a present for everyone!

A simple 18" Mini Wallhanging Pattern I made for today...
I'm calling it....
Let's Celebrate You
and yes that is blackboard fabric as the boarder and cake base!!
Clicking on the picture should take you to Craftsy to download the pattern. Please remember that the patterns I share are mine, don't redistribute, send your friends and family here. If you make it, let people know where the pattern came from :)  tag me on Instagram  at upstairshobbyroom, if you post a picture... I would love to see; and...  personal use only please!!

Have you heard of Chalkboard markers?
 Write with them on the chalkboard and it stays...and comes off with water!!
 Too Cool!!

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