Wednesday, April 16, 2014

525,600 minutes ... and a giveaway!

I'm sorry, but the giveaway is now closed!

Sorry about the Rent reference, but when my son was listening to Seasons of Love the other day I couldn't help wondering how many stitches I have sewn in the last year :)

A year ago today I decided to fulfill a promise to myself and published my very first blog post.  Nobody read it!  But it didn't matter because slowly but surely people began reading what I wrote, and as a result my sewing has evolved more in the last year than it did in the 15 years before that.  In one year I got over my (substantial!) fear of knits, I shared my self drafted patterns for the first time, and I met a lot of wonderful people who love to sew as much as I do :)

Although I have no idea what the next year will bring, at least I know what I want to do today, which is better than most days :)  To celebrate a year of blogging (I honestly didn't know if it would last this long!) I am giving away some fabric!!!


Here's your chance to win 1 yard of the out-of-print (and hard to find) Wizard of Oz fabric from Cosmo Textiles!  It is a twill canvas heavyweight fabric.  It would make a lovely bag or even a kid's coat.  At least that's how I plan to use the rest of it :)

To win simply enter the Rafflecopter raffle below!  Good luck!!!

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39 comments :

  1. Oh, that's super cute! It would make a good kid backpack!

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  2. I love your blog! Glad you stuck with it! Happy anniversary! I actually just finished up a project (my second) made from one of your patterns, to be blogged soon. And that Wizard of Oz fabric is amazing- I'd love to make something for my nieces with it!

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  3. I would love to make a pleated skirt with that fabric. I can see it now with a big orange bow and piping at the seams.

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  4. I think a kid's tote bag would be perfect! I'm from Kansas so Wizard of Oz is a big part of my childhood.

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  5. I'm not sure what I would make, but it would be for my sister. She loves The Wizard of Oz and would love this fabric.

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  6. I love the idea of a cute little jacket out of that. It's so cute!

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  7. I would use it to make the Toddler Backpack from Made by Rae! Loooove the print :)

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  8. I would likely make it a backpack- or a lunchbox. That's adorable!

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  9. Happy blogiversary! THe fabric is totally adorable!

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  10. happy Blogiversary! have 4 grands and many neices & nephews that would LOVE it! thanks for chance

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  11. I see a cute skirt for a little girl.

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  12. Something for my grandchildren...;o} Thank you!!

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  13. I would make a cargo duffel bag. Thank you for this nice give-away!

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  14. My older daughter is starting kindergarten this fall; I'd make her a jacket or backpack :)

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  15. Gorgeous fabric, I'd make an A-line dress. I can't believe it's only a year that you've been blogging, you seem so established. I'm inspired.

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  16. Oh, I love it! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  17. Thanks for sharing your work! and I love the tunic you just posted about...I checked out the pin and may have to try that as well! And...so sorry about the serger debacle--I've done it too:)

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  18. Whoops, I didn't realize I was supposed to comment on what I would make with it! probably a cute bag??

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  19. Congratulations on going a year! That fabric is darling - my big boy is going to start three year old preschool this year and this would make a great backpack!

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  20. Being Fall here in Australia - I'd absolutely use the Wizard of Oz fabric for a tunic - will brighten up the drab weather that is still to come. Congratulations on your milestone and Oh My Gosh what a lovely tunic you made (will have to keep my eye out for a similar pattern).

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  21. Hi! I've been reading your blog since the skinny jeans sew-along :) I would make a nice backpack for my 4-yo daughter from this wonderful fabric, she would love it for sure. Thanks for the chance, greetings from Budapest, Hungary :)

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  22. I grew up watching the Wizard of Oz on TV and would love to make my granddaughter Aurora a drawstring backpack for camp! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  23. Congrats on your blog anniversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog very much and am so glad you decided to start it:) I sewed your Izzy top a few weeks ago for my daughter and think it's a great pattern!

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  24. My sister (age 55) is a Wizard of Oz fan (BIG FAN) I think would make her a bag, or placemats, or pillows for her porch swing.. Not sure but it would be for her!

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  25. Congrats on you first year blogging.... =D

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  26. We are headed out the door in 30 minutes to see the Wizard of Oz at the theatre so I know Boo would LOVE a bag made out of this fabulous print!

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  27. Oh my gosh, I'd probably hoard that fabric for a while, show it off on social media, and change my mind a dozen times before I figured out what to sew. In the end I'd choose a simple girls dress with as few seams as possible, to show the fabric without breaking it up!

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  28. I think anything would be cute with this fabric but I would make a dress for my daughter. Why must kids grow and need new clothes? I just discovered she only has one dress she fits into now.

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  29. As someone who started a blog last year, I can totally relate to your experience. However my blog was dormant last year until I started reviving it this January. Congrats on your anniversary & thanks for sharing your knowledge. I am planning to sew up your Izzy top for my two year old. I will update you on that.

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  30. I would make probably another Izzy Top :)

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  31. My son is super obsessed with the Wizard of Oz!!!!!!!! I think I would like to make a great outfit for the bear my Jack carries everywhere we go....he would really be surprised and happy. Thanks!

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  32. Cute fabric, would love to win it!

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  33. A dress for my granddaughter - if I could bear to cut it!! I might have to come up with something for my college age daughter, who's first play was the Wizard of Oz............

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  34. would make a cute tote.....with lots of zippers and pockets....

    cree4108@yahoo.com

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  35. I would make a dress for my daughter 2nd birthday in June.

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  36. I think I would make a skirt for my eldest!!! :)
    Emma Wisby/Wizza

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  37. I'd make a bag for my daughter. She watches the Wizard of Oz every time it's on TV!

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