Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway

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Okay, this is my first time participating in the bloggy giveaways! I actually won something last time, me who never wins anything! So , I thought that I would go ahead and give some stuff away myself.


How it works is really simple, leave a comment about what the favorite thing is that you have made and I will randomly choose a winner on April 27th. The winner will win the pattern and directions for the denim skirt, from the Kids Can Sew curriculum that I talk about on this site. My girls are in the process of making this right now!

You don't have to be a blogger to win, just make sure that you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! This giveaway is open to everyone. International entrants are welcome!

That's it, pretty simple! Just don't forget to leave a comment about the favorite thing that you have made (no "please enter me," or "I want to win," etc.)--if you don't you won't be entered to win.

Also don't forget to check out my other blogs for more chances to win more FREE stuff!

114 comments:

Mindy Said said...

I love making things for my daughter like the skirt and matching bag that I posted on my blog. Now, she is getting the itch and wanting to learn to sew. This would be great for her! Thanks for offering it.

mindysaid (at) gmail (dot) com

Andrea said...

My favorite thing that I've made is a baby carrier!

Kelsey Smith said...

I made myself a dress once and LOVE it!

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

My daughter, who just made her second quilt (adn won 1st place last year for her 1st quilt) would LOVE this... :D

thanks so much!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I made a hello kitty Hat about 10 years ago that I wore EVERYWHERE.. lol I think I wore it until it was pretty much shredded.

I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

Smellyann said...

My favorite thing is a striped blanket that I have made - so much that I am making my third one right now! It is knitting, not sewn; hope that is okay!

Becky said...

My favorite thing that I've made lately is a nursing cover. It's also what I'm giving away for the carnival.

My girls have been asking to learn to sew. This is a fun giveaway. Thanks!

Erin said...

For Christmas this year I made each one of my five nephews a pillow set. Each set was a regular pillow a long skinny one and two square ones. I love that I have created something they like. My oldest nephew actually took one to his moms, one to his dads and two at grandmas so he could always have one of his special pillows no matter where he sleeps...it made me cry when he told me...then I made him two more sets!

franticallysimple said...

I made an awesome Halloween costume for my daughter a few years ago.
A witch with black (mock) velvet, purple (mock) satin and a black tulle overlay.
She wore it two years in a row! :)

nor_lou said...

I recently knitted some cupcakes for my girls

modmom said...

my daughter + i sew dolly clothes
come by my blog + enter my "earth day giveaways" worth over $2,000

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bethany said...

I just finished a cute blanket for the new baby that's coming soon-right now, it's my favorite thing I've made :)

Bunny B said...

My fave thing at the moment is the cute tee that I embellished with beads :) Thank you for the chance.

michelle said...

The favourite thing I have made (but it wasn't sewn), was the scrapbooks I have done for my family. My daughter would love to start sewing. This would be perfect for her. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Betsy said...

Will it teach me to sew too! :)

Pam said...

I think my favorite thing I've made, even tho' it was years ago is a bath robe that had a matching nightgown to go with it.

I'm currently working on an apron and would love to have something to help teach my 9 and and 12-year-old daughters how to sew.

Mary said...

I'm the first one!! I would love that. My favorite thing that I have ever made is my pajama pants and shirt, I'm wearing them right now!

Hélène said...

My favorite thing I have made was a Christmas ornament for my niece.

Joanna said...

My favorite thing that I've made is, sad to say, the only thing I've made so far! I've been taking old clothes and towels from the thrift store and making them into cloth napkins for my family. Not much, but I'm just new at the whole sewing thing and they are saving us some money on paper products!

Enter me, please, and thank you for your giveaway!

Stacy said...

My Favorite thing that I have made would have to be my very first project. I made a bag to put my sons blocks in, simple yes, but it opened my eyes to the world of sewing. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I made a blanket out of my sons outgrown t-shirts! monk5@charter.net

Kyra said...

I love to make juat about anything, but I especially love to make things for my son. Those are my favorites because I get to see him enjoy them! I'd love to win this and use it with my niece!

Qtpies7 said...

I made beaded glass balls, and they were so pretty! It is sewing beads in a pattern around large glass ornaments.

tami said...

my fav thing i have made is pillows! i created a ton of them for my child's room, with a sports theme and it really gave his room a boost.
elastic waist skirts are another biggie in my house- my girls wear them daily lol

GrowingRopers said...

I made a bib and elephant for my nephew and was very proud. i am asking for a sewing machine for my birthday! :)

GrowingRopers said...

i made a bib and elephant for my nephew and was so proud! i am asking for a sewing machine for my birthday! :)

Ginny said...

A stuffed cat was one of my first sewing projects so it is my favorite.

Tanya said...

I sew every day so it is hard to choose a favorite, but I think it is probably my son's fish quilt, which has become his lovey he sleeps with every night. I made it before he was born.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any kids, so I'm not going to enter, but I think it's great that people are teaching their kids to sew! I thought everything was bought at WalMart now.

Paige said...

I have made matching Easter dresses for my girls. They were so cute!

dani said...

I love to sew, but am just learining. My favorite so far is the table cloth and curtain I made for my dining room.

dani77_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

did I do that right?

Katie said...

I love sewing it is the time that doesn't allow for it as much as I would like but my favorite thing I made would have to be my wedding dress. It took a while but it was so much fun watching it come together. My daughter would love to win this. Thanks so much. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo [dot] com

The Happy Housewife said...

My favorite thing that I have made would be my daughter's flower girl dress for my sister's wedding.

jenny said...

i love to sew and well i'm still a beginner so well this would be good for me as well as my kids thinks

Mom2fur said...

I babysit a little 8-year-old and I'd love to teach her how to sew! But to pick my most favorite sewing project, after over 30 years of doing this? Hmmmmm...I guess I'd have to say the Christening gown and eyelet lace bonnet I made for my daughter 23 years ago!
Thank you for entering me. My e-mail is lufmikidz at aol dot com.

Mar said...

My fav thing I have made is a bag that holds crayons in the front and a coloring book inside of it!
Thanks!
mhode79(at)gmail(dot)com

frugallm said...

My proudest moment was when I sewed my first dress for my doll when I was little!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Shannon said...

My favorite thing(s) that I have sewn is my daughter's Christmas stocking. I'm working on my younger daughter's stocking, and one for me right now and then hubbie's!
My oldest daughter(4 yrs) begs to sew so this would be perfect for her

Carol Van Rooy said...

I've just begun to teach my daughter to sew and this would be perfect

daldak01@yahoo.ca

Auntnetto said...

I am teaching my niece to sew this is perfect for her
Thanks
auntnetto6@yahoo.com

Audra's Little Scraps said...

My favorite thing that I have sewn is rag quilts. I havn't yet attempted any clothing items yet- this could be a fun start!

Barb said...

It has been many years since I have sewn anything but I made a great skirt in home ec once. This would be great for my granddaughter-just the right age to start sewing.

Emily Ecklund said...

I just recently made a reversible shoulder bag...on my own...without my grandma's help! I love it :)

NerdMom said...

I just made my little one a bow! My first one!

Mary_Freebies said...

I made a mini rug! Yay!
InternationalFreebies.net == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

Rebecca said...

My favorite thing would be my daughter's bed quilt.

Katie said...

I would love this! My favorite thing I have made would have to be either the baby leg warmers or the apron, both I have on my blog.. which you can find if you click on the label "M.o.M. made"

Chelsey said...

My apron is one of my favorite things I've made!

Tara said...

My fav thing I have made is a blanket I crocheted for my daughter.
I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Julie D said...

When I was in high school, I made a bow tie quilt for my (then boyfriend now) husband.

Laura said...

My favorite is a hat I knitted last winter...it's so warm!

Keryn said...

I'm a total novice, but I did make--without a pattern--a "learning" pillow for my eldest son, with a zipper, a shoelace to tie, a button to snap, etc. I'm pretty proud of it.

Eye of the Rainbow said...

I like to make the no-sew blankets. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
galedrial@hotmail.com

mommyofmany said...

I really had fun making matching dresses for myself and my daughters.

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Megan said...

I'm planning to teach my 9 year old to sew this summer! This would be great!

ihchicky said...

My favorite thing I made would be a really cute pair of mittens. Then I made pairs for my entire family. They were a hit!

Uniquely Yours said...

I tend to make my own dresses. The stores do not design dresses for thin, yet broad women with elongated waists.

aly3kids said...

I just made a purse yesterday. It's actually the first thing I've sewn that I'll actually use and I am proud of! I love it!! My girls are dying to learn how to sew, your prize would be great :) Thanks!

Nicole said...

That is hard, but I just made a quilt that i love......until I finish the one I am working on now. It is a multi generational project that started with my great grandmother!! :)

Colleen said...

I've made a few crafty things. I really liked the star garland I made with homespun. But the truth is I don't sew very well. I want to learn. I need to get that Kids Can Sew curriculum for myself!

Jennifer said...

Any chance I could use this to teach MYSELF how to sew??

The favorite thing I've ever made was a scrapbook for my husband. Does that count?

Mandi said...

Baby blankets - I love to make them!

Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up! ( :

In Christ,
Mandi

Anonymous said...

My apron! Thanks for offering this!

Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Felicia said...

I love crafts, but rarely find time. My favorite place is in the kitchen - that is my creative outlet. But I do like to sew and so does my oldest daughter. My favorite thing I ever sewed was these long skirts for myself. I am still wearing them after several years.

chanelireli said...

My favorite thing to make...quilts.

Barb J. said...

Okay, I confess. I don't really know how to sew either. But it is something that my daughter and I have both been talking about learning, so I'm sure we could use this. I made a throw pillow in girl scouts once (sewing by hand). Does that count?

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

I'm not a great seamstress, but I did make a doll quilt for my daughter's third birthday. She still sleeps with it every night and she's eight now.

Peggie said...

It is hard to decide on favorite things, I have made so much over the years. I think one of my favorites was my daughters wedding dress. She had two patterns, two different companies, one with the v going down and the waist and one with it going up and wanted part of one dress and part of the other. It came out beautiful!

Thanks for making me think about it!

Laura Delich said...

The most fun thing I ever made was a hospital bag for my sister when she was expecting her first child. I made it out of an old pair of jeans, using the waist band for the handles. It opened out flat and had all sorts of pockets that I stuffed with all the labor and hospital stay necessities. It was so much fun to make, and I would love to have a resource for teaching my daughters how to sew!

delichmail[at]cccinternet[dot]net

Jon & Sarah said...

My favorite thing I sewed was my daughters lamb Halloween costume. She looked adorable!

PS said...

I recently made diapers for my daughter and then made more for my friend having a baby. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too!

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite thing that I made was a decoupage tea tray. I'm not to good at sewing . Something I want to work on more over the summer months. I hope to teach myself and my daughters.

Nikki
Homeschooling mom of 6
Angelheart135@aol.com
www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart

Liz R. said...

my favorite things i've made is the amy butler barcelona skirt. it was simple (which is key) and cute. i made myself a cute skirt w/ nice material for only $15. lovin' that!

Tiff said...

Well so far since i'm new to sewing and my first major project is in the works.I'll have the say my favorite thing is the poodle skirt i'm making for my daughter for the dance on Friday!

tammiemarie said...

So far my favorite thing I've made is a skirt for my daughter, even though it came out to big & she won't get to wear it this summer :)

Jennifer Bogart said...

I haven't made much, but I think that my baby wipes are my favourite, I saved so much money making them, and they were quick! Instant gratification.

Stephanie said...

such an awesome give away.....I never learned how to sew so it would be so neat to be able to teach my girls

Tammy said...

The most favorite thing I have made was a knitted baby blanket, made from the fluffiest softest pink and lilac yarn, I can't bear to give it away! lol. It's still in my closet!

dixiemaiden said...

One of my favorite things I have made was a white eyelet blouse.
Thanks for having this!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

My most favorite thing that I have ever made was a lap quilt for my niece. I bought a kit and then sewed it together.

LivingforGod said...

My favorite thing that I've made is a cross-stitched bear holding a heart shape with the words: "I Love You Beary Much."

Michelle B. said...

My favorite thing I have made them so far are hairbows.

Adena said...

To be honest, I can't sew so I've never completed anything really. Will it help that I mention that I would use this for myself and I've taken three sewing classes previously?

Anonymous said...

I have made so many things over the years that I am not sure I can say what was my favorite. My wedding dress would have to be one thing. My most recent project is a pink baby dress for my granddaughter to wear home from the hospital after she is born. I can't wait to see her in it.

Robin
RJBmom7@aol.com

Dani' said...

I made a monster pencil case for my youngest.

Brandi said...

We're working on making a quilt for our new daughter/sister.

Grammykrob said...

By far the favorite thing have made was the bedding for my new grandaughter. She is 5 years old now and still sleeps with the blanket. Kathy

tziona said...

I made a pillow with candlewicking embroidery which is my favourite thing I have made
thanks for the giveaway

Tziona
tzionaman(at)yahoo(dot)com

paula h said...

I made a shirt for my son's first birthday with a 1 and a ninja on it. I'm pretty proud of how that turned out. Right now, I'm working on making a blanket.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

glamorous girl said...

i've started making children's reversible fabric headbands. check them out on my etsy store at www.glamorousgirl.etsy.com

thanks!
julieturnergrubb at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm not real creative or talented when it comes to making items, but I enjoy trying. My fave was some blankets for my boys.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mrs. Mandy said...

I made a sweatshirt in HS with a teddy bear on it with paint and fabric. My grandmother began teaching me to sew when I was 10 but besides those times I have not sewn anything and would love to learn it again.

Skye Lee said...

I am not a very experienced sewer, but really trying to be! I have made a baby (ring) sling and a block type quilt for my son. I am looking to expand my sewing abilities and would love to teach my daughter! Great giveaway!

amie said...

um.. matching sun bonnets for my girls and a rag rug with all our old cothes for their room. I love sewing and am trying to get more profiscient thanks for the opportunity!

breastblanket (at) gmail (dot) com

Alitheia said...

A shell collecting bag I made from one of my sister's old swim suits, it looks cute and works great =)

Mandy said...

I have no idea how to sew but would love, love, love to learn how. I want my daughters to learn too. Maybe this will finally make me go to my mom's and have her sit down to teach me!
Mandy
theyearofme@hotmail.com

katklaw777 said...

I like to do beading and make my own jewelry to give as gifts for friends. Nice giveaway. thnx

my4lambs said...

I love to sew for my children (though I don't do it as much as I want to :( ) Probably my fav that I have made in recent history is a darling dress and cape for my dd and a matching set for her 18" doll...

Reeva said...

Thanks for offering such a great prize - I hope I'm the lucky winner! :) I am new to sewing, but i did make easy peasy curtains a month ago :)

Mary512 said...

I've never made anything I guess... I have repaired alot of items though! I'd love to try to make something though. Great giveaway, thanks!

Peculiar said...

My girls and I sew mostly crafts, but have TRIED our hand at doll clothes. I've wanted to make my girls little summer dresses forever, but I just can't seem to do clothes as well as crafts. Maybe your giveaway can help us make something simple and jumpstart our desire to do clothes. We make tea coasters, pillows, tote bags, doll clothes, and we've done patchwork quilts for teachers at school before I started homeschooling. Thanks for offering this.

Elizabeth Mather said...

I guess my favorite thing that I have made is when I knitted a blanket.
elizajoy.mather@gmail.com

Naomi said...

My favorite things I have made for my daughter are her felt foods. Mostly cookies for her tea parties.

lyn21 said...

My favourite thing I made was stuffed bunny rabbit

~D Spack~ said...

Great Blog. I think it is so important to keep sewing alive and give kids the chance to sew. My favorite things to make now are in the quilting line...stitcheries, etc. but I did love making dresses for my girls when they were babies.
Thanks!

Rockin' Mama said...

I don't know if this is making something, but I "made" a scrapbook for my travel journeys!

Marion said...

Its funny that I stumbled across your blog when just yesterday I started teaching my 9 year old daughter how to sew a blanket for her new American Girl doll! I also homeschool only I'm on the other side of the US in Georgia!

Chantelle said...

i made my boys quilts last week! it was my first attempt at sewing and im pretty darned proud! :)

How cool! Thank you. Please enter me.

Sandy said...

hmmm... I actually made an outfit that won a ribbon at the fair two years ago. No matter that it didn't fit, right? :-)

ymmat83 said...

I'm not a very good seamstress. I have sewn my daughter a couple of jumpers that turned out okay. We just bought her a beginners sewing machine for her 7th birthday & she loves it. She doesn't have any patterns yet though. Thanks for the contest.

Barb W. said...

What a great blog! I took sewing in high school, but haven't used the skills for much more than making halloween costumes lately. This will inspire me to start again and involved my daughter, too. How lovely!

God Bless,
Barb

swsolo@charter.net

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I made a dress for my 5 year old a couple of weeks ago. It was the first thing I had ever sewn. I was so proud!

mrsb28wolf said...

my favorite thing i have made are my kids, but, i'd have to say that i am in the sllooowww process of making 2 matching sailboat quilts that i will absolutley adore from the bottom of my heart if i can ever eek out the time to make them... thanks for a great giveaway!!

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