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A quick question…

So, as you can tell, there have been lots of changes with the blog.  And with all of the changes, I’m just trying to tie up a few loose ends.  (Yes, I will keep adding the pictures to the tutorial lists.  No worries!!  I know, it’s so much easier with pictures!)


Okay, so I have a question for you who subscribe.

  • Are you still getting your feeds like you were before?
  • Are any of you not receiving them like you were before?
  • Are you getting the posts in your emails (if that’s what you signed up for)??
  • How about those who subscribed within the last year (that you can remember) but before the blog had a facelift?  Are you still receiving your feeds/emails??


Just want to make sure everything is running like normal.  So let me know, if you will.


And by the way, this little miss has found her toes.  Do you see those suckers?  They’re almost as long as her fingers.

We’re going to teach her to shake hands with her foot.



Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. katie says:

    how do you subscribe?

  2. Samantha says:

    WHERE did you get your carseat?! I love it! :)

    1. Kirstin says:

      I’d like to know this too! I’m going for a grey and yellow coordinated look and this carseat is gorgeous. Where is it from? Brand?

  3. rifaa says:

    hi ashley,
    I’d just like to suggest that you possibly create a separate link for boy tutorials on your tab so things can be found easier, and without getting distracted looking at all the cute girly things and never getting to the poor boy, in my case anyway!

  4. Lisa D. says:

    Looks great! Absolutely love your blog, you have the best ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. Grabbed your button and added it to my page!

  5. Brittany says:

    I’ve noticed in your tutorials that about halfway down the page the pictures of your projects don’t show up. just the link.

  6. Kristina says:

    Oh my gosh. Cutest baby EVER. Those little toes just complete the darling picture!

    And I’ve still been getting updates on my sidebar, where I have your blog listed.

  7. Lyddie says:

    Oh dear me. Just found your search engine! Haha.

  8. Lyddie says:

    I seem to remember there being a search engine on your site that made it easier to look for specific things before. For instance, I got some stuff to make the sewing machine cover and wanted to check and see how mine was comparing (making sure I was doing it right! I’m very much a novice) and once the blog changed I no longer found the search engine and also did not know what category to look under. So the search engine would be really nice! : ) Love love love your blog!

  9. Gio says:

    Hi, still receiving everything as usual in my Google Reader. But I’m having problems leaving comments to your posts with my iPhone (using Safari): when I start to type, the virtual keyboard disappears. The same problem does not exist when I connect with my Mac, so it’s just something minor.

  10. Chrissy says:

    Everything looks good to me :) p.s I LOVE your carseat did you make an insert or did you buy it that way??? suuuper cute.. and the baby isnt to bad either ;) adorable :)

  11. Sue says:

    I still get your emails. The blog looks great!

  12. Anni says:

    I had to re- subscribe with my feed burner but it is working great now.

  13. barbbq says:

    Love it. Love the toes more. I miss my little ones’ little toes. Now we’re livin’ in the land of giants. Thanks for sharing!

  14. ozztam says:

    Yep, all good here! I’m getting your feeds in Google Reader. Love your new look! :)

  15. Shanna Walsh says:

    Love, love all of your ideas! Everything has been the same through my AOL email account. We are getting ready to move into a new house, so I am hoping to get more house ideas. Thanks for all you do for us all!

  16. Sylvia says:

    Seems like I’m still getting all your posts in google reader, although some of the most recent ones appeared twice the day after you changed the style.
    I really like your new style, fresh and simple!

  17. Joy says:

    I started subscribing through Google Reader within the past 6 months. I am receiving everything just fine. It reposted all of you past entries as if they were new when it first switched over, but that’s really not a big deal at all.

  18. Erin says:

    I subscribe via Live Bookmark, Firefox’s RSS feed. It didn’t work for a few days, but has been fine since Monday.

  19. Lisa Hathaway says:

    My feed to Google Reader is working just fine.

    And I’m jealous of your swimsuit weather, by the way. It SNOWED here in Logan, Utah a couple weeks ago. Yes, in June. Well, technically it was May 31. And it’s been raining at least a portion of every day all summer. Zero fun.

  20. Betsy says:

    I still get you in Google Reader!

    Even when there was the photo confusion the other day with the Turtles… which by the way, is a project that is making me realize I might be more addicted to crafty-ness than I anticipated, I just considered trying to dig through my drawer to find a yellow shirt to cut up to make one of those cute turtles before realizing that it would be knit and not work if I did. I’ve also considered going out early to buy a car-seat for my “bun in the oven” so I can make my own seat cover for it since I’m not thrilled with the ones available…. and I don’t even know if it’s a girl or a boy yet! Just want you to know that I’m blaming this insanity on your fabulous tutorials and cute ideas. There’s NO WAY it’s my preggers hormones or early nesting or baby excitement or the fact that I have too much time on my hands. Impossible! Definitely your infectious creativity that’s gotten me ;)

    P.S. I’m also (because of you) making my own maternity clothes. Or… I should be… instead, I’m rummaging through my fabric stores looking for that “perfect piece” for that silly little turtle :-P

  21. Caren says:

    Yep, still getting great feeds to Google Reader! Oooh, my little guy is 5 months old, and just noticed his toes for the first time a couple days ago. fun stuff!

  22. Patty says:

    I just found your blog from Crafty Sisters (great pillow cover tutorial,by the way ) and gasped when I saw you mention Sierra Vista. I lived in the area (my husband works at Fort Huachuca) for over 20 years! Now I’m back in Texas (born and raised here) and I know what you mean about the humidity! We’re slowly getting used to it, and learning to get up early to do yard work. Looking forward to going through your blog for more goodies :0) Here’s to a small world!

  23. D says:

    I think once you did the facelift I started getting double in my google reader.

  24. Jamie says:

    I subscribe to the rss feed with google reader. There was an interruption for about a week, but now I am getting posts like before.

  25. greta says:

    I remember seeing your post about the capsule and thinking it sounded like a lot of work, but it was obviously worth it as it looks BEAUTIFUL

  26. Nicola says:

    I subscribed a few months ago before the facelift, subscribe by RSS feed to my bookmarks toolbar and all is normal :)

  27. Amanda says:

    I’ve been getting them via blogger dash board

  28. lucyferka says:

    I’m still getting your feed in Google Reader. I like your post but cloths bored me. I prefer your cardboard art. So I don’t kick out your blog from reader becouse I wait for it and I love your blog for your cardboard tutorial.

  29. Deanna says:

    yup! Love it, Still! The ‘facelift’ looks GREAT!

  30. Mindy says:

    yep, getting them just fine!

  31. Kristin J says:

    I just subscribed about 3 months ago and I’m still receiving all my feed through Google Reader as I was before the facelift! I like the new blog-very fun! Oh and the baby toes!

  32. Jennifer says:

    I’m getting the feeds through Google Reader as usual. THANKS – you’re doing a great job and those toes are adorable!

  33. Jesy says:

    Yep still getting my AWESOME feeds :) always a joy when I see a new post marked! :) Love the new site and layout

  34. Tammy says:

    I subscribe on Google Reader and I’m still getting everything as normal. I LOVE your site and I love all the tutorials. Thank you for everything that you do. It is appreciated.

  35. Barbara says:

    I subscribed through Google Reader within the last year, and I’m still getting the posts. And I LOVE the new site, perfect for summer (:

  36. Amber says:

    I subscribed to your feed within the past year, and I’m still getting my feed posts. Thanks!

  37. Kate says:

    Yup, still getting your posts in my google reader! Thanks :)

    New site looks awesome!

  38. April @ sewing novice says:

    I subscribed this year and everything seems to be the same as it was before in my google reader!

  39. mrs d says:

    my feeds on my e-mail rss feed are coming through fine:) love your blog!!!

  40. Beth says:

    All seems good in my inbox :)

    LOVE those toes..I would shake em’

  41. Valerie says:

    I subscribed with my macbook mail (RSS feed) about 2 months ago, and you came through today :).

  42. Shirley L says:

    Getting the feed in google reader just fine :)

  43. Emily Humphries says:

    I’m still getting everything and I just signed up this year!

  44. Diana says:

    Everything is normal in my Google Reader. I love the updates!

  45. Kate says:

    I’m still getting my feed through Google Reader. I’ve been getting your feed for only a few months, too.

    Great redesign.

  46. Staci says:

    I subscribed just over a month ago and I am still getting my RSS feed pretty timely. Love the look!

  47. Bonnie says:

    And also your little one finding her toes makes me really want another baby. I love watching babies discover the world. So amazing!

  48. Bonnie says:

    I started following through Google reader within the last year and I’m still getting everything with no problem :)

  49. Cathy says:

    I am still getting you through Google Reader also. No problem here!

  50. Alisa says:

    I’m still getting you through Google Reader. I’ve subscribed longer than a year. It looks good!

  51. Sandra Davidson says:

    So far so good, everything seems to be coming as usual

  52. Amber says:

    i subscribed just before the updates, and i get my updates on blogger just as before. love the green. so springy.

  53. Amy says:

    I subscribed within the last year and everything works perfectly! I did not subscribe to the email, but I get my blogger feeds just the same as before.

  54. Brenda says:

    I did not get the email like I usually do. :(

    1. Emily June says:

      Hi Brenda, I’m Ashley’s blog designer…and wanted to see when you subscribed for the email…. Did you subscribe to it through Feedburner? How long ago did you subscribe? Were you receiving the email last week?
      Thanks so much!

  55. beth lehman says:

    ditto on using google reader – everything is just as before.

  56. Karena says:

    I get your posts through Google!

    Be sure to come & send friends to enter my amazing $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

    Art by Karena

  57. Adeela says:

    I also read this through my blogger dashboard and I have no problems

  58. Jessica :) says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ve been subscribed for longer than a year, but everything is still working great for me. I get your feeds in my google reader. Thanks!

  59. Erin says:

    I read this through my blogger dashboard. No probs here.

  60. Stacy says:

    I use Google reader and everything is coming through fine. No problems :) I love the new blog look though.

  61. Mindy says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader and I have been getting them – your blog looks great!

  62. martha says:

    I started following your blog about two months ago thru google reader and still getting feeds! Thank you so much for your blog and all your inspiration. I am a new sewer and your blog is a real blessing:)

  63. nemiha says:

    everything looks fine on my end!

  64. Kati says:

    Working as normal for me in Firefox rss feeds

  65. terry says:

    Looks great. Still getting everything as normal. :)

  66. Kim says:

    Your feed to me in Google Reader is coming through just fine and dandy.

  67. Ayisha says:

    I’ve only subscribed about a week and a half ago. When I bought my first sewing machine. All of your posts seem to filter through my Google Reader just fine. Good job on the new layout. I think it really works. By the way, your little girl is an absolute doll. I can’t wait to have one of my own.

  68. Emily says:

    She is SO cute! I’ve been a follower through blogger for about a year. I still get updates in my dashboard (under items or whatever it’s called). No problems finding you!

  69. Ricki says:

    I am a recent subscriber through Google Reader. Everything is awesome!

  70. Marcie says:

    Nevermind! Just found it. THANK YOU!!! Your site was so easy to navigate I found it in 5 seconds :)

  71. Marcie says:

    My feed works too! Btw, did you make the car seat cover?? Because I’m trying SO HARD to find yellow fabric just like that for my kitchen. If you made it could you please tell me where that lovely fabric came from?!


  72. Syndy says:

    I still get the new posts from my Google Reader, they just don’t show me the older ones anymore…bummer!

  73. Suzee says:

    I can’t remember when I signed up but I can see your feeds in google reader :) Love your blog!

  74. Amanda (Toaster4JC) says:

    I am getting the feeds still! I also just signed up in the last year.

  75. Claudia says:

    I’ve definitely been here less than a year, and my google reader feed comes in just fine.

  76. Ogi says:

    I put your blog in my Reader a few months ago, and everything works fine after redesign.

  77. Jeannie says:

    Your new posts were not updating at first, but i did some finagling with it and it works now. Love Miss Cutie-Patooty!!

  78. Regina says:

    Been subscribed for awhile. Google Reader still working. :)

  79. Deannah says:

    I just subscribed via Google Reader a few weeks ago, just before your new look, and I am still getting your posts. Thanks!

  80. Shelly says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader and everything looks normal to me. Thanks!

  81. Jessica says:

    I love the new design!! Looks great!

  82. Amy says:

    I subscribe with Google Reader and have had no problems. Love your blog!

  83. Lindsay says:

    Ever since you updated, I receive two notices in Google Reader. Not sure why.

    1. Emily June says:

      Hi Lindsay, I’m Ashley’s blog designer…and wanted to see what the “notices” said in your Reader…are you still receiving your feed like usual though?
      Thanks so much!

  84. chelsea says:

    I also read in Google Reader, with no current problems. I did get the most recent 10 or so posts showing up again in GR when the redesign hit, and I know I had read them before. Since that day, tho, no issues!

  85. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says:

    I use the “next” button with Google Reader, and I’m getting it!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Me too! And I LOVE the new look–so cute and, most importantly, easy to navigate!

  86. Lori says:

    Using Google reader and all is good. New site looks great.

  87. Julie says:

    Looks the same to me in Google Reader too. Baby toes are too cute! My husband said from day 1 that our daughter had “monkey-feet” :)

  88. Jessie says:

    I’m still getting it just fine, and I use an external reader (newsfire). Thanks for all your beautiful and hard work! Cute baby, too. :)

  89. Amy says:

    I’m getting your feed just fine and I use Google Reader. Love the new look! It looks very professional.

  90. Kristin says:

    Yes I am still receiving emails, and facebook posts and all is normal :) btw your daughter is absolutely adorable!! I have a little 6 mo old girly that has found her toes too

  91. Amy says:

    I second that! I just read this post in my Google Reader.

  92. Georgia N. says:

    I read your blog through Google Reader and everything has been working just like it did before! :)

  93. H.Cook says:

    Yep, I’m still getting your feed in Google Reader! Looks great!

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