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Back to School Giveaway: Sketchbook Sets – Closed

It’s back to school season, so I’m giveaway two of my sketchbook sets. Those of you who know me well, or read my blog regularly, you know how much I love sketchbooks. I love to practice graphite drawing and experiment with different illustrations. Lately, most of my pages have been nature-inspired.

I made one set with Marisa’s Meet the Gang fabrics. Her characters are so whimsical and silly; they just make me smile.

I made the other set with Lizzy House’s Castle Peeps fabrics. I love her unique twist on the fairy tale theme  with her illustrations.

Both sets include a large zipper pouch that measures 12 inches wide by 7 inches tall, a sketchbook cover with moleskin notebook, and a smaller zipper pouch that measures 7 inches wide by 4 inches tall, big enough to fit a couples pens, pencils, erasers and other drawing or doodling tools you like to carry. The smaller zipper pouch velcros to the back of the sketchbook cover (just like this set) to keep your drawing tools handy. Everything fits inside the larger zipper pouch, which can also be used as a clutch. How fun is that!

Leave me a comment by noon this Friday, August 24 for a chance to win one of these sets. CLOSED.

Thanks for stopping by!

A Holiday Winner

Thank you to all 201 of you for entering my December giveaway!

It definitely feels like Christmas to be giving someone a patchwork book and handmade mini quilt.

Without further ado, the lucky winner is comment #121:

Jenny of the blog, Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat. Congrats, Jenny! Look for an email from me to get your mailing address.

Thank you again for entering. Hope all your holiday wishes come true!

Giveaway Day – December 2011 – Closed

It seems like ages since I’ve offered a giveaway, so I’m excited to be participating in Sew,Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day again!

I am offering the book Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts which was the inspiration for the mini quilt I also made for the lucky winner (see below). This book is full of 24 projects for making mini quilts in a great variety of sizes and themes.

Along with this book you will receive this mini quilt I made based on the cover project, a Christmas star measuring 19.5 inches all the way around. Perfect for a table topper or centerpiece.

I used that green fabric for the binding and that red fabric for the backing.

I will also include the scraps in case you want to make something else to match your new mini quilt, like a mug rug, potholder or smaller mini quilt.

Leave a comment by 7 pm CST on Friday, December 16 to be entered. International entries are welcome. Good luck, friends!

COMMENTS ARE CLOSED NOW.

Amy’s Giveaway

Amy at Amy’s Creative Side is having a group giveaway this week with goodies from her sponsors.

Amy's Creative Side

My shop advertises on Amy’s site, so I included a toile makeup bag in Amy’s giveaway bag.

If you want a chance to win this bag or any of the patterns, fabric or kit from the rest of her sponsors, go to Amy’s post and leave her a comment.

She will select a winner on Monday, February 14.

Good luck, friends!

Winner of Quilting Kit

A big thank you to all 717 of you for stopping by to enter my giveaway for Sew,Mama,Sew‘s semi-annual Giveaway Day event! What a thrill to meet so many wonderful sewers and quilters from all over the world.

The random number generator helped me pick the winner:

220 – Margie C. who commented:

What a pretty bag! Thanks for the chance :)
hugs, margie

I thought there were a couples things missing from my original kit, such as a pincushion and some sewing needles, so I will be including them in your package!

Thank you again to everyone who commented. Remember, Sew,Mama,Sew hosts this Giveaway Day twice a year, in May and December. Maybe we can do this again in a few months. Hope to see you between now and then!

Fabric Talk

I won a giveaway recently from Lisa of A Spoonful of Sugar. (thank you, Lisa!) It was a gift certificate to the Ladybug Quilt Shop, which is stocked full of beautiful fabrics. It took me almost two weeks to decide what to get! I ended up choosing two packs of Pure charm squares, and a stack of these whimsical Be Merry fabrics. (charm square packs include 40 –  5″ fabric squares)

I also splurged on a few more charm square packs from fabric collections I love but have tried hard to resist. I might have a new favorite designer here. I’m hoping to use these to make Christmas gifts for friends and family.

I’m in the process of re-organizing my stash, so I didn’t want to add more fabric to the piles. I now have a drawer dedicated to charm squares, where I like to keep pattern ideas too. The drawer is just about full now, so I cannot order more. (but I probably will anyway!)

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone for entering my giveaway this week! It was fun to see the variety of favorite colors in the hexagon needle books.

The trusty Random Number Generator gave me number 33, who was Karen P. I have sent you an email, Karen, to let you know you won!

Karen liked the green needle book the best, so I will send it off to her sewing corner along with a set of fat quarters in those henna prints.

Thanks again everyone for playing along! I’m am planning to sponsor another giveaway for the next Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day (in December, I think). I’m so excited because I already have the goodies planned!

Half of My Henna Prints (a giveaway!) – closed.

EDIT: COMMENTS CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Ever since I received that adorable hexie needle book as a gift, I’ve been thinking about henna prints.

I decided to make several hexagon needle books in the various colors of henna scraps I could find in my sewing room. I really like having a stash of gifts for those last-minute occasions when I need a handmade gift but find myself short on time.

Then I decided it would be fun to order more henna prints, and give away a fat quarter of each of these prints I could find (note: these prints are not the exact same colors as the needle books I made).

Leave me a comment by Friday, October 8, 2010 (10:00 pm CST) if you are interested in winning these goodies. International entries welcome. Let me know which color hexagon needle book pictured at the top you would like. You will receive that needle book and a set of fat quarters in the prints shown here. I thought a giveaway might be a fun way to celebrate American Craft Week!

The Ornaments I Made for Our Swap

EDIT: oopsy, my previous title indicated a giveaway, but this isn’t a giveaway post – sorry to mislead anyone! I just forgot to change the title of my post before publishing it – doh!

I hope everyone has sent and received their ornament swaps.

I also hope everyone has added pictures of your goodies to our Flickr group. Stop by to check out all the goodies that were exchanged this summer!

I finally remembered to share with you what I made for my partner: a knitted mini sweater, a fabric dove and a felt star.

I included a couple fat quarters in her package as a bonus.

While I was at it, I made a few extra bird ornaments to have on hand for future gifts or exchanges.

I used this simple and quick tutorial from The Purl Bee to make the birds, and I used the pattern from this book to make the knitted sweater. I think they always have the best projects and tutorials!

Today is my first day of class for computer graphics, so I’m excited to start learning how to use Photoshop and Illustrator!

Two Giveaway Winners

I can’t even begin to thank each and every single one of you who entered my giveaway for the the May Day Giveway, sponsored by Sew,Mama,Sew! Normally, I make it a practice to respond to every comment left on my blog. But with 574! comments, I had a hard time keeping up. I tried, I really did. Even though I wish I could have replied to all of you, I started to randomly reply and thank some of you. Then I ended up making a couple new friends, which was awesome.

I had no idea so many people would want these items I had to offer, so I am excited to announce a couple winners! My first item up for grabs was this honey bun of Snippets fabrics by American Jane. (a honey bun is a collection of 1.5″ x 44″ strips of fabric)

That item goes to commenter number 138, which was Jessie Hansen who replied:

“I am looking forward to getting out of NM this summer. We are going to Wyoming! Yay! Less heat!” Send me an email, Jessie, with your mailing address!

My second giveaway item was this charm pack of Flutterby fabrics by Tula Pink. (a charm pack is a pack of 5 inch 40-42 squares)

That item goes to commenter number 377, which was Emily responded:

“thanks for the giveaway! i am most looking forward to being an assisstant to a wonderful professor that i have at school!” Send me an email, Emily, with your mailing address!

I loved hearing what you are all looking forward to this summer. So many things I wanted to do too, like go to the beach or go on all those exotic vacations you listed, but also spending time with your family, catching up on your sewing projects, working in your garden, enjoying time off, even seeing Eclipse on June 30.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for entering and sharing. I sincerely hope you enjoy each and every moment of your summers! Stop by again soon to visit (even when I’m not offering something for free – wink wink).

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