• A Great Bag Tutorial For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to make a bag to hold my bras and undies when I travel. If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you may remember that one of my best friends is a breast cancer survivor. She fought like a girl and after a long journey through chemo, radiation, several surgeries and recovery, I am happy to report she is cancer free. Ladies, please, get your mammogram. It’s uncomfortable, I know, but after walking through this journey with my friend, I can say with confidence that a squish of your girls is a much better option. Okay, I am off…

  • Think Pink For Christmas!

    Here is another great gift idea and yes, you have my permission to buy this gift for yourself if you want :). We are still selling the limited edition Beat Cancer Thread Sets until the end of December in the Beat Cancer shop at Sulky.com. These great sets make awesome gifts and don’t forget that 10% of the proceeds will go to National Breast Cancer Foundation. I have created a project to go with each set of thread too! This great tote bag for the 40 wt Rayon set This little wall hanging for the 30 wt. cotton set And this hand embroidered zipper bag to go with the 12…

  • Cancer Fighting Hand Embroidery – Free Pattern

    Well, Breast Cancer Awareness month may be coming to an end, but we will still sell the thread sets and give 10% of the proceeds to National Breast Cancer Foundation through the end of the year! I have one last free design for you. This simple hand embroidery is a perfect little gift for almost anyone! You can put it on a pretty handkerchief, on a coffee koozie, on a coaster, on a bag, your imagination is the limit! Just download the free PDF pattern and print it onto Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy. Here is the pattern: NBCF ribbon line  Peel the pattern off the release, smooth it onto the front of your fabric, and stitch…

  • Cancer Fighting Zipper Bag Tutorial

    When we think about Breast Cancer, we naturally think about the 1 in 8 women that will be diagnosed with this disease, but did you know that approximately 2,190 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year? Not only that, men with breast cancer have a higher mortality rate than women because they are less likely to suspect breast cancer and therefore get diagnosed much later. There are a lot of myths about breast cancer, you can read about them on the National Breast Cancer Foundation website here. This week, I decided to make a little pink zipper bag. This is a great little bag for all kinds of things from sewing supplies to…

  • Cancer Fighting Wall Hanging Tutorial

    I went and got my mammogram a few weeks ago. I have to admit, they are not fun but they aren’t the end of the world either. The nurse was really sweet, they got me in and out pretty quickly. Truthfully, I’d rather get a mammogram than go for a 5K run :). The results came back normal, which is great. Have you gotten your mammogram done? One of the things National Breast Cancer Foundation does is help women get their mammograms through a National Mammography Program. They partner with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women through the NBCF…

  • Cancer Fighting Tote Bag Tutorial

    As promised, here is the first of several tutorials to go with our Pink Ribbon Thread Sets that 10% of the proceeds will go to National Breast Cancer Foundation. This is a fun easy tote bag filled with thoughtful things for someone who is going through Chemotherapy treatments. If you happen to be unfamiliar with chemo, it generally works like this. The person with cancer has to go to a room full of chairs that are all equipped with IV’s. They get hooked up to an IV and their particular “cocktail” of drugs is given through the IV. This usually takes several hours and the person may have to go…

  • Sulky Supports The National Breast Cancer Foundation

    Two summers ago, my closest friend received the awful news. She had breast cancer. The last two years have been spent getting operations, chemo, radiation, and more operations. I remember two Octobers ago sitting in the chemo room with my friend. We were looking at a magazine and seeing all the ads about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We chuckled at the irony. Neither of us needed a special month to be aware of breast cancer. At this point, it was a daily part of our lives. I am happy to report to you that today my friend is cancer free, a survivor; complete with her new boobies and freshly grown hair. She…