Sorry, but hate mail is no longer being accepted here.

I mean is hate mail really necessary?! Really?! I have received a few emails rudely complaining about my tutorials not being descriptive enough, too many pictures of my kiddo’s being shared, the lack of fat quarter fridays, and even my misspellings and grammar. I mean really folks, is it necessary? I want to remind you all that these tutorials are FREE for your use. I do not get paid at all for this blog and the hours spent working on my posts and tutorials. I do it because I enjoy it. I have never said that I had the best sewing skills and know all of the proper ways of constructing things. My tutorials show you how I got to the finished product and I am sorry if yours does not come out exactly like mine. Yes, I understand how frustrating it can be, because I have run into the exact same issues when following others tutorials. But instead of sending hate mail (and by hate mail I’m referring to those being rude and making rude comments, not those of you that are asking me questions or questioning my steps) I contact them for further help. And I have always encouraged all of you to do the same. If you get stuck or need a little help please email so I can help you further. I want to help you out and that is what I am here for. All of your questions and comments (positive and negative) have helped me make my tutorials better and I am thankful for that. I know that I am not perfect and gladly welcome negative criticism…just don’t be rude about it…being rude is just unnecessary! And if you are going to tell me that you are no longer want to follow me unless I change things on this blog then buh-bye! Sorry but that doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit! I have watched my number of followers rise and fall all along the way and have never changed my blog to gain more followers, that is not why I blog. This blog is first and foremost for me. I am just honored that so many of you take the time to read and comment on my blog. I really do love all of your comments and enjoy reading each and every one of them. So sorry for this post and I have debated and debated on posting it, because its just not how I am. But I have tried to overlook these rude comments and such, but there comes a time when I just have to talk about it and to let some of know that…hate mail is no longer being accepted here! So there I said it and I’m over it, and I wont mention it again.
On another note, yes I did make three 1 eyed 1 horned flying purple people eaters for Halloween and used an Old Navy costume from last year as a template (sorta). I did put together some templates to share with all of you but I am in the middle of finding a new place to download all of my printable templates. I know a lot of you have been having some trouble with downloading my templates from my Scribd. So hang in there I am working on it and hopefully will have things changed over soon. But for now if anyone has any suggestions on where to upload them to then please let me know.

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  1. Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    that costume is awesomeness!!!!!
    ps. sorry to hear you are getting hate mail. that sucks.

  2. Ha ha! This post made me laugh. How can you complain about free? People can be so rude {and ungrateful!}. I think your blog is great – keep it up! :)

  3. I don't think anyone should have to accept hate mail. I have had a few and I did simply ask them to no longer read my blog. I am me, in the real and on the blog. If you don't like the content I post then I guess we weren't meant to be friends to begin with. Nonetheless I know how it can rile you up. I hate getting those posts and 9 times out of ten it is from an anonymous no reply so I can't even respond. Cowards.

    I LOVE your costume! Oh how I wish mine were young enough to let me choose their costume for them lol. I can't wait until I have little neices and nephews, I'm the oldest so my younger siblings have yet to start on families of their own.
    Thanks for sharing all you do!

  4. Oh, god forbid you put photos of your children on YOUR own blog, lol. Some people just need something to complain about. You do a great job! Your one eyed, one horned purple people eaters Halloween costume is very cute and creative! Try not to let pathetic people bring you down, keep doing your great work!

  5. I can't believe people would be so rude! Well said, there are plenty of us who love reading ALL your blog, be it crafts or kids or a combination, and your tutorials are very much appreciated. Please keep up the good work and shared fun!

  6. So sorry you were getting rude comments! No it's totally not necessary and inappropriate! I love seeing your kiddos…they are ardorable! Keep up the good work! I'm hoping to get a sewing machine for Christmas so that I can finally make one of your awesome tutorials!

  7. I have used google for uploading my pdf template for a pattern I made. I have a google docs account and I could upload the pdf and choose whether to make it public or private and if I made it public then whether anyone could find it or only those with the link.

    Hope this helps
    p.s. some people would be rude even if their life depends upon it, you're right to just let it wash over you x

  8. Dana from Our Life's Legacy says:

    Good for you for ignoring the hate! Some people really just need something to complain about as it makes them feel powerful and important. You go on with your bad self and carry on just as you were. :)

  9. They're just haters…I'm glad you called them on their s**t. It's your blog, you have the right to post what you want when you want to and if they don't like it they can leave. I'm ALL about posting pictures of my son on my blog and maybe some people don't like that but I figure if they're unhappy they can choose not to read it.

  10. What the bejinkos is wrong with people!? Your tutorials are amazing, some of the clearest I think! Goodness me, complaining because you have photos of your kids on your blog, people need to grow up.

    You have perhaps the cutest monster I've ever seen, great costume!

  11. Love your blog! I don't understand why some people are so nasty. The photo of your little sweetie is priceless. Sooo cute!

  12. Seriously?…Some people just plain suck. Last time I checked, this is your blog and you can post about whatever you'd like. I personally love seeing posts of bloggers' children and real life. It's fun to see glimpses of what they're all about. Makes it more personal. And really, who cares about spelling and grammar?! Maybe unless they're 3rd grade teachers commenting. Maybe they care. haha
    And how dare you not have the ability to make people amazing seamstresses with your tutorials!! DOn't you know you're supposed to supply your readers with talent as well?! (obviously total sarcasm going on here. LOL!)
    You're awesome Christina. Enough said. 😀

  13. Ladybird Ln says:

    Oh my goodness… sorry about receiving hate mail, shame on them! You do a great job! And who are they to say what you SHOULD be doing on YOUR blog… Writing a blog is a lot of work, and I am glad you are here to share your talents.


  14. Oh man! It makes me feel so bad to hear about other people being so mean. It really is bewildering to me.

    Your little purple monster is so cute and so creative!

  15. Keep Stitchin' says:

    The costume is adorable! What a great idea! Also, it is YOUR blog, why on earth would anybody tell you how to run it???? And you're right, if somebody has constructive criticism, that's fine, but that is NEVER a reason to be rude, especially to somebody that is willing to share THEIR information with you! Like I always say; if you don't like it, don't listen to it, watch it, read it, etc… it's what most people do. Keep doing what you do,it's YOUR blog!

  16. Hate mail is ridiculous! You do a great job and I love your posts (and I don't even know you in real life). Thanks for giving us access to your tutorials free. I've gotten some great ideas from you.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Whoa! What is wrong with people? Who would even consider sending a nasty-gram to someone who is providing a free service?? I love your blog and I LOVE Seeing your little kiddos and all the fun things you do with and for them.

    I truly cannot believe that someone would email you a comment that suggests that YOUR blog has too many photos of YOUR kids. And to threaten to stop following? Good grief…see ya later!

    Don't change a thing. :)

  18. you go ahead and blog for you! thats why most of us do it! keep being you and stay real.. thats why i stick around :-)

  19. Too bad you have to see that hate mail. So long as there are people there will be some that are negative.

  20. seriously. i would kick them in the face if i knew who they were…ok maybe not, i dont think im that aggressive. however, that is so rude..and i want you to know i love your blog…love baby pictures and LOVE bad grammar!
    you rock and dont let others get you down
    love ya!

  21. christinaD says:

    Don't change a thing, you are lovely!!i love your blog and i am enjoying seeing your pics of your life!

  22. Phyllis at All Things Beautiful says:

    I am so sorry that you have had people be rude to you! I have heard of other people speak of it as well, so you are not the only one. I just wanted to take a moment just to thank you for taking the time to show us the wonderful things you do. It is a blessing to many of us.

  23. Sorry to hear people have been lame. That is ridiculous. I'm a new follower and I used your tutorial for four casserole carriers I'm going to give as Christmas presents this year and they turned out beautifully so I think you do a lovely job! Thank you so much for that tutorial; I'm sure I'll end up making more things from your blog too! Keep up the good work! (-:

  24. Sorry to hear about the hate mail! :( I wish my sewing skills were HALF as good as yours! I'm even a little jealous of the love seat you recovered! Just keep on being yourself!

  25. I love your blog! Thank you for tutorials and for pictures of your kiddo's also) They are cute!

  26. I have to say I agree with everyone here. This is your blog and you can run it however you want. They are prob just jealous that they havent the skills to create a blog even half as good as you have here. I love your blog. Keep up the good work and keep rejecting the haters.

  27. I love that we share the same name. I wish I had more of your talent for crafting. there are so many things on your blog I want to try. I hope you don't stop because of a few bad apples. But I can understand how frustrating it can get. Especially since all your trying to do is help out others. I think Your an awesome bloger. Keep up the great work.

  28. Love Mail! I love your blog and the pictures of the children. It is your blog and we are guests! So continue on my dear, if something hops up wrong or misunderstood in a tut, we shall ask or inquiry nicely, or like me just figure it out!LOL
    Bigs Hugs

  29. Love your blog…all of it: the pictures of the kiddos, the house, the tutorials…it's all marvelous, as are you! (mean people suck)
    Keep up the good work!

  30. I love to visit your blog! Your kids are absolutely adorable and your tutorials are great!
    What is it they say unhappy people make for unhappy circumstances. It's sad that people choose to be mean and hateful.
    Thanks for sharing and the time you put into your blog!

  31. The hate mail on this blog totally blows my mind! Your blog is one of many that appear in my Google Reader. Every morning I scan them and yours is guaranteed to be one of the first read! Your blog is fun, your tutorials are cute, and I LOVE the pics of your beautiful babies! You can tell you obviously love them! Your blog is lit and fun and I'd be so sad if it changed. Great escapism – thank you SO much for all you do!

  32. MommaMoulton says:

    People can be SOOO RUDE! UGGGH! Christina….you are a HUGE inspiration to me and AMAZE me with your talents! Keep pluggin girl…those rude commenting people are not worthy of your time. HUGS!

  33. What about hate mail because I'm jealous of how amazing everything on your blog comes out? :)

  34. What the heck? What have you posted that would warrant hate mail? Good grief, people need to get a life…. :(

  35. I think you are fantastic! Mean people SUCK- but Kharma and all her glory will take care of them. In the meantime, continue doing what you do – nice people will be here to support you in your endeavors!

  36. Anonymous says:

    I visit your blog daily its on my home screen that opens up I love it dont change a thing your tutorials are great trial and error if it doesnt come out prefect try try again dont give up and send hate mail as for gtrammer and spelling give me a break iv never ever had an issue reading your post heck im sure a good number of words are spelt or miss used wrong in this post give me a break no wonder bullying is such an issue its sad that adults must bully adults thanks for posting such wonderful ideas and projects i'll be a follower as long as your still blogging

  37. Anonymous says:

    **In my post not yours**

  38. I am sorry, I very much enjoy what and how you post. Please keep it up. You inspire me. thanks, kathy

  39. Anonymous says:

    I love love love your blog! I am checking it for new stuff at least once a week! I've made the toddler bracelets, zip lock baggie books and the owls for my nieces and they are always asking what I have made for them and love their gifts. Sorry other people don't appreciate your efforts and creativity!! I sure do! And the Halloween costumes are genius! Well done!!!! The haters are just jealous!

  40. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog! The Flying purple people eater made me have that song in my head for longer than I expected… lol I honestly don't understand some people and their "hate mail". Really? It's so childish and unproductive. I don't get it. I really don't. Keep bing the fabulous heartspot (yes I made that word of for you) of creativity.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Keep BEING (not bing) ha ha… the fabulous heartspot of creativity that you are!

  42. Hi, I keep your Newsy letters coming cause ya do cool stuff in cool ways. Thanks for not taking the negative seriously. Ya does good sweetie .. I don't comment often .. I just enjoy. Thanks for having the "guts" to put your self out there.

  43. Wow…I'm SO sorry you're getting so much nasty hate mail! People can be ridiculous-as my mom taught me when I was VERY young…"some people just haven't learned to be kind yet!" I enjoy reading your blog and think you do a great job. THANK YOU for all the free tutorials and ideas you share! You are a creative person and a wonderful mom-don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise! :)

  44. Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space says:

    Yikes! I can't even imagine that anyone would want to send you hate mail…SO ridiculous! I'll just agree with everyone else who already said thank you for all that you do and put out there for our use and inspiration (and for just being you!). :)

  45. I think it serves people right when they're rude… complaining about something that they can't control and they could just ask you a question?!?! That's ridiculous. I hope your hate mail goes waaaay down (hopefully to none!) because this is such a cute and creative blog! Keep up the good work!!

  46. Brandi Wiggins-Côté says:

    This saddens me because I follow so many blogs and it's happens all too often that I read posts just like this one. You share so much on your blog and then get dumped on for it. Mean people suck and, unfortunately, they're all over the interwebs. I don't often comment but, dang girl, I love your blog. Keep up the great work and post whatever you want…including your incredibly cute kids.

    Take care,

  47. Don't change one thing about your blog!! I love it just the way it is!!

  48. I'm sorry some people have no manners anymore! I love your blog and visit numerous times throughout the wee.! Just keep doing what you're doing and ignore the people with nothing better to do than criticize people. :)

  49. people who have time and energy to write hatemail to a blogger are pathetic and lame and probably need a hug. how annoying, sorry you have to deal with that crap. your tutorials are awesome, keep it up.

  50. Stephanie Krohn says:

    I am sorry that people are crazy. I love your blog! And I, personally love to see pictures of people's kids. Kids are cute! You are super talented and I really really appreciate all that you do. I have a hard time keeping my very simple blog current, so I am in awe of all that you do here.

  51. Jacki Holmes says:

    My kids are old people now so I love the fact that you share! Love your attitude and my great grand babies get to take advantage of your tutorials as I think you make the cutest USEFUL toys and crafts and I also love that you upcycle(a lost art if you ask me)

    Haters go read the USA Today and people magazine where NO REAL PEOPLE live!

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  54. Giselle Zangirolimo says:

    OBRIGADA pelo BLOG!!!
    Simplesmente você deve ignorar esses comentários alheios…
    São pessoas frustradas… Obrigada pelas dicas.
    Sabe… eu nem consegui ler o restante do seu post, pois, já vi que iria ficar nervosa.
    Flor… são lindas suas meninas, seus trabalhos são LINDOOOS!.
    Adoro tudo que faz.
    Vocês são uma linda familia.
    Beijos sabor tutti-frutti em todas vocês
    Muito sol em suas vidas
    Giselle (e minha filha Amanda).

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