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Exciting things are on their way!

I'm cancelling the second feature for this month, but there is a good side to it! My second feature was a local cosplayer who is awesome and deserves some really great attention. In fact, I am bumping her to a new month so that she can be a part of something brand new. For those who do not know, I write for UGeek Magazine. It is a Utah magazine that is free and has all sorts of goodies in it. I write a cosplay Tip with the cosplayer centerfold. UGeek releases every other month so I am changing how I do features on the blog to include the UGeek article.

In short, every other month (the odd months) will be featured in UGeek as well as here on the Stitch and Seam. These will be local Utah (and possibly other states too) cosplayers. The even months will branch out and I will feature people from all over the world. this may change up a bit in the future but for now I want to try out this new model of blogging. I am so excited!!! (I may or may not reorganize the blog again because of this, muahahaha!)

Keep your eyes and ears out for a contest by the way ;) Since I cut my thumb on the bandsaw I was thinking of doing a fun Giveaway/Contest and featuring horror stories on here.  I should be announcing that sooooon!

Thanks for reading and happy crafting!! - VFire


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