Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sew mama sew giveaway


Hi there!
if you're new here, you've probably made your way over from the sew mama sew giveaway.
WELCOME :D
Just a quick intro : I'm an american living in France.  I love to knit crochet and spin though my knitting takes up most of my crafting time.  I'm also trying to learn to sew...TRYING :/
I blog (irregularly because i suck like that) about my life here in france : struggling with homesickness -yes, even after 15 years lol, raising kids with my DH as we fumble around trying to get this right, my crafting, my incessant weight loss battles and body image war, my job, my doggies...you know, just life :D !

If you're one of my knitting friends or family, you might not know about this  massive giveaway movement going on hosted by Sew mama sew.
I think this is an awesome initiative and super cool to have been started and perpetuated by sew mama sew.
i happen to have a pattern in double because i signed up for the pant construction AND pant fitting class on craftsy and each came with the same pant pattern lol.
I was going to give this away on my blog and whammo! before i could post it, i found out about this :D
serendipity ;D
So i threw in two other patterns i have in my small but quickly growing stash that i dont think i'll get around to.  and to top it off a bar of the most awesome and wonderful baking chocolate in the whole wide world just because i'm a choco-holic and because imho crafting of any sort goes hand in hand with...chocolate :D.  i will also send my favorite ever brownie recipe though eatcakefordinner.com has the best sweets recipes EVER! so you could check her out for some inspiration too ;D
Untitled by rebeccawip
Untitled, a photo by rebeccawip on Flickr.

To enter, you just have to leave a comment below by May 10 (i'll leave it open til the morning of the 11th since i'm in europe and it's still early on the tenth in the western parts of the world when i go to bed on the 10th.
I will ship internationally.

For comments you might could tell me who you are, what crafts you do and link to your blog if you have one.
Or maybe you could tell me your favorite ever pattern.
Or how about giving me an idea as to what color i could use to match a pencil skirt i'm going to make out of this fabric.
 Sans titre
i hope to get some color up next to my face instead of tan.  i'm an autumny colored person.
Or just whatever you'd like.

And dont forget to go over there and look at the other great giveaways.  Some of you knitting friends are avid quilters - there are a ton of giveaways of different fat quarters and charm packs and stuff.

Thank you Sewmamasew for hosting this.  Thank you all you generous givers. and thank YOU for stopping by.
Good luck to all :D


85 comments:

Mamma Nene said...

I sew and I love to draft my patterns!
MammaNene

SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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Nessa said...

I love sewing and knitting, but I have never drafted my own pattern so am very impressed that you are able to do this! Your giveaway is very generous and I'd love to be put in for the draw. Hope you find a nice colour to go with the skirt fabric. I'd go with a deep teal.

Laura said...

Ooh, I have had my eye on that Barcelona Skirt for ages! I started sewing almost 2 years ago and have knit for about 10 years. I put off learning how to sew for ages because I didn't want it to take away from my knitting time but now I am glad I took the plunge!

Hilary Brooks said...

I just started sewing and still building up my stash of patterns... I'd go with red to match your black and white polka dots. I've always loved that combination :)
Thanks for the opportunity!
modernmarketingmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Brooke said...

I like to sew! Most of the sewing I do is for my four children, but someday I want to do more for me! I am still learning how alter patterns since I am NOT standard pattern measurements.
brooke at richardchurch dot com

Marci Girl said...

I dabble in a lot of things, sewing, quilting, all sorts of crafts, I blog at www.MarciGirlDesigns.com and I have a giveaway going on right now too!

Sewing Princess said...

Nice to find another 'Europe-based' blogger. I am addicted to garment sewing! My latest struggle has been perfecting fit on my sleeves and shoulders... As for the color to go with your skirt...I love neutrals so you could try a black tank top. that way all the attention could would go to the skirt. I blog at Sewing Princess. Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway

Jeneta said...

I would LOVE your Brownie recipe! Thanks for the great giveaway.

T said...

I love pairing red with tan so that's what I'd go for!

Kate said...

I love to knit and sew and am learning to quilt (slowly). Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Diya said...

I am Diya and . Love to sew and draft patterns. Learnt drafting mainly because I dont have access to patterns :D Thanks for the giveaway :)

Diya said...

I blog here The Hobby Harbor. Following your blog via blogloving right now

Diya said...


How about color blocking it with black .. Polka and black will look great on your skirt. I love drafting skirts too..

Meg said...

Purple... everything matches purple!

TriMama said...

I sew and knit. My favorite pattern is the Oliver and S Jump Rope dress. It just looks so adorable and classic. We won't talk about how many I've made.

The fabric you've picked for your pencil skirt would look fabulous with any primary colored top. Pick any bright solid and you'll look fab. Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, etc. There's no bad choice there.

Ella said...

I knit and sew! I've never drafted my own pattern. I'd go with red, but I am a red fanatic.

Shayla Sharp said...

I keep telling people chocolate is essential with crafting too! I've never had much luck with yarn crafts, but give me fabric and I'm there!

Jennifer Thompson said...

I love to sew, enter sweepstakes and read. Very nice giveaway you have here, thanks!

crazyestonian said...

My first love is knitting and close second is sewing. I am not a blogger, I spend enough time online as it is, since I can neither scroll nor type while knitting or sewing :)
I hope to start sewing more for myself, I sew mainly for my 7-year-old daughter.

Beth said...

Love to quilt and have done some garment sewing but I have wanted that Barcelona skirt for ages. That one will get me to sew it up!

Michelle Frame said...

I like to sew clothes for my daughters. I have sewn a few for myself. I would use an aqua color to go with that fabric.

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

I think you should consider a emerald green top for your pencil skirt. It's supposedly the "hot" color this year.

Wildbluestarz ((at)) aol ... com

Sallie said...

I love to quilt. I think orange would look great with your pencil skirt! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Margaret said...

What a great giveaway-thanks for the opportunity- right now I'm sewing costumes for my daughter- she's playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice- so I guess they are my faborites right now- it changes with what I need to make for her but she can wear anything so she's fun to sew for. If the polka dots are deep purple (can't tell) I'd go with a warm gold, if they are black- cherry red!

dwylie said...

Great giveaway! I sew and quilt (and make brownies:) Thanks for the chance!

Lady J said...

I am a beginner sewer and would love these patterns.

Pat V. said...

I am a quilter, but could use some new clothes...

How about a deep green top to go with this skirt, with maybe a gold accent?

Gypsy Thread said...

A great, rich blue or green would be fabulous with the polka dot black and white. Or, if you can wear bright yellows or oranges, which I know look awful on me, those might be even more awesome.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway. And because you're also offering something to do with chocolate, that makes this my most favorite giveaway!
~ Carey

hueisei said...

I love to quilt and crochet! I think the skirt will look great with a matching black or white.

Olga (Kid Approved) said...

You are funny! I mostly sew clothes for my children. olga-kidapproved.blogspot.com

CarrieM said...

I'd use some aqua for close to your face!

Dee said...

Definately red with the black and white polka dots. ;)
thanks for the chance to be a part of the offer.

LucyL said...

I'm Lucy living in TX.
I like to sew garments, mostly for kids.

thank you:)

Jessica said...

I'm Jess. I sew patchwork, clothes and whatever strikes my fancy! Any colour would go with your skirt fabric, red was what I thought when I first saw it.

sherry said...

ok the list starts here:
quilting, sewing clothes, knitting, watercolour painting, some acrylic painting, photography a little.

http://adventuresinnorthernhealth.blogspot.ca/

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

I'm dawn, mum of 2, love to sew, crochet, make things with my kids...
I blog here:
mirincondemariposas.blogspot.com
thanks for the chance!

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I think you can't eat red with black & white polka dots, but pink is awful nice too. Or get on board the neon trend (is that "in" in Europe too?) and do electric blue or lime green!

lil'monkeysmama said...

I love sewing, gardening, beekeeping, and playing with my kiddies.
mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

lil'monkeysmama said...

I love sewing, gardening, beekeeping, and playing with my kiddies.
mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

lil'monkeysmama said...

I love sewing, gardening, beekeeping, and playing with my kiddies.
mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

sntbosch said...

I love, love, love Oliver and S patterns!
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Hello - nice to meet you!! I am Amy - a Canadian living in London UK. My flickr is amyinuk if you want to check me out!!! Great giveaway :)

Cecilia said...

I'm a mexican living in the US.. well I'm an american too, but I get homesick too. 10 years and counting...

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

My sewing goals for this year are:
- play with my new serger
- make a summery picnic tote
- everyday wardrobe items for spring and summer

Gill said...

I'm in England and I like sewing and upholstery!

Mary Ann said...

I am from SC. I mostly sew clothes for my kids but I am trying to get up the nerve to sew for myself.

SIMPLESEW said...

From Texas , USA.. I am learning to trust my instincts on quilting, plus sew for all my new gandbabies..

sherri s. said...

Nice giveaway! I'm Sherri, and I blog here: http://www.foziewisp.blogspot.com/ (I'm doing a Sew Mama Sew giveaway, too!)

I think a nice sage green top would look fab with that brown and white polka dotted fabric (cute!).

Stephanie said...

I do a little bit of everything crochet, sew, quilt. I think I like quilting or basically working with fabric the best.

Linda said...

Hello, I'm Linda and I love all sorts of crafts. I love to sew, knit and crochet. Thanks for the chance to win.

Georgia said...

I'm a stay-at-home mom who loves to sew bags. My blog is MoreLikeHome.net!
peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

Peggy said...

Howdy from Texas! I would love to move to France - I keep telling my husband that I will be a crazy cat lady in Paris after he's gone. I sew, quilt, crochet, and embroider. I have a ton of yarn and fabric - it's fairly ridiculous!

Jill said...

I live in Seattle and love to sew, knit and embroider!

Fran said...

I live in Sydney Australia & I love to make modern quilts. Since I started sewing a little over 2 years ago I've become fairly obsessive about, quilting & fabric & quilting & OK how about a little more fabric. I'm yet to tackle garment sewing but really want to try a Barecelona skirt - I love an A line skirt & I've heard that this pattern is the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tammy said...

I'm Tammy SAHM of 2 kids, 2 cats 1dog & 1 leopard spotted albino gecko. I love to sew, quilt, & craft. I live in South carolina, USA. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway

Cherilyn said...

Hi! I'm Cherilyn from Ohio. We live, work and play on our small family farm. When I have a few minutes I love to cook, sew quilt and crochet. My son wants to go to France someday!

Michelle said...

I am from Detroit, Michigan. I currently sew, but would like to start making jewelry and bath and beauty products

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

Elizabeth said...

I'm commenting on the pencil skirt question. If the dots are black (every computer shows color just a bit different) I'd say having an accent trim of red or pink always is pretty! If it's brown, a light blue could be gorgeous. It depends on what color shirts you may be wearing with it.

Thanks for offering up a fantastic prize in the giveaway!
elizabeth.waligora at gmail.com

Lynn said...

i'd go w/a teal blue w/your polka dots!
i love to sew, embroider, and crochet! thanks.

sandyandcosmo said...

Since you like autumn colors, I think a rusty orange or goldenrod would look nice with your pencil skirt!

Kathy H said...

I like to quilt and do hand embroidery. I would put some pumpkin or rusty colors with that skirt.

eva lo said...

what a sweet giveaway!
i love sewing, i have no blog but i upload some of the thins i seewed in flickr, you can check http://www.flickr.com/photos/75890037@N05/

thanks
my email elocose at gmail.com

Debra Lee said...

A mustard yellow blouse would be lovely!

gjeometry.com said...

sOh my goodness, what fantastic patterns! I would simply love to have them in my small, but gorwing pattern stash. My favourite thing to sew right now are clothing. I am also taking a Pattern making course that begins May 15, so pretty excited about that, as well! Looking forward to following your blog and seeing what kinds of projects you will come up with!!

Tau said...

Hi, I'm from Belgium and I like creative activities such as art journaling, writing, sewing,...

tau(underscore)be(at)yahoo(dot)com

JustPam said...

How about a turquoise top? I bet it would look nice with your coloring and great with the black and white. I bought a couple of craftsy classes-one on making perfect jeans and the other on making a dress to fit. I have issues getting clothes to fit me. I haven't begun them yet.

Sara ypunto said...

Great giveaway!
I sew and knit
saruqa at gmail dot com

chibidani said...

I think you need an orangey coral top.

Most of my crafting is sewing, but I also do little things with my daughters.

Bethany said...

I love to sew and to crochet. Thanks for the chance.

Mandinga said...

I live in the Colorado Rockies

Amy said...

Love eatcakefordinner.com! She has the BEST recipes.

Melissa said...

I want to get back to sewing clothes. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I think the shirt would look great with a teal top! hadas_a1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The skirt would look great with a red or yellow or black top.

senstrings (at yahoo.com)

Carmen Nuland said...

Lots of questions! :) I'm in Wisconsin, USA. I knit, crochet, make cards - and even sew a little when I have the time. I don't have a favorite pattern, but I'd choose a bright pink or yellow to go with that polka dot pencil skirt (or really any of the colors on your website background!)

Carla G said...

I love to sew clothes for my kids, I'm learning to quilt, I also sew bags, knit, crochet, counted cross stitch. I have a never ending list of projects I want to do. Thanks for a chance to win! :)
How about a royal blue,limey green or tealy aqua to go with your polka dot skirt. :)

Irina said...

I love sewing and lately I've been making clothes from patterns. I just finished a dress from a Japanese book and I'm very pleased with it (I'm a newbe). I think a red top would look great with that fabric. Or maybe any white or black top but red shoes and handbag...

robin said...

The chocolate is what got me. Ha. I would pair red with those dots. Thanks!

everything is coming up roses said...

I sew (mostly for children) and spend WAY too much time on the internet reading blogs...love it though. I think a dark green or teal would like great with your skirt!

kristinorth said...

I like to sew, I've knit some scarves, and used to cross stitch! I've dipped my toe into quilting but I've never finished a whole quilt in the big size. thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

Karrie Smith said...

thanks for the chance to win! love to quilt

Tawny said...

Hi, I'm Tawny from Winnipeg, Canada. I love to sew and am thinking about learning how to knit or crochet. And I blog about some of my projects and things (and participate in this Giveaway week as well). Here is the link: http://blog.tawnybee.com :D

Rocksteadyemme said...

emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com


i love dresses!

kathy said...

It must be some fun to live in France.
I understand the homesick part though.
I live in Oregon and have been sewing my entire life. I also love to fly so my blog is full of flowers, flying and fabric.
Thanks for the giveaway.

I can't make out what color the dots are on your pencil skirt fabric. If you can get your hands on a color wheel, try using the color opposite of what the dots are.