Monday, December 19, 2011

My First Giveaway...

...but first, a little bit of babble. Feel free to skip down a bit if you want.

So, as you may know if you look back a few posts, I didn't get very much done this year, sewing-wise. But, I did get a few (small) things done. And I thought I would finally get some pictures posted. Of what I could show, anyway. The next couple of posts, (if all goes to plan) will be of my daughter's Christmas presents. She doesn't read my blog, so the surprise won't be ruined. Besides which, she sat and watched me make them anyway. It was a tiny hotel room.

So, she will be getting a huge play kitchen from Santa this year. (We even worked out an early delivery deal with the fat man, so it's already assembled and waiting. Love it!) And, I really am not liking the plastic food that they sell these days. It's all so mini... when my sister had her kitchen, the plastic food was bigger. (No, its not because I was smaller, although I was. She still has some of it tucked away somewhere, and I've seen it more recently. It really was a decent play size.) The chickens (or turkeys) that came with this kitchen are so puny... a bit smaller than an egg. And it's supposed to be an entire roast chicken!! Anyway.... I've been seeing adorable felt foods all over the internet, and I decided to try my hand at making some for the kitchen...

I didn't really manage to get as much done as I wanted. (When do I ever?) But, I did get quite a bit, and if she likes it and plays with it a lot, I'm planning to add to her little collection over the next year or so. There are still a lot of cute foods I want to try to make. (They were right. Making this stuff IS kinda addictive...)

Up first, bananas. The pattern I had was for a plain old banana. But I saw an idea (somewhere- sorry I forgot exactly where....) for one that unzips. So, I fiddled with it until I managed to get this. I kinda like it. And I hope she does too. :)

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches... I only hope she can tell that that's what it is... (my husband had a little difficulty. I had to tell him....)

I promised months ago that I would make sure she got a new tea set. So, I made some tea bags and sugar cubes to go with it. I think I'm gonna stick them in with the tea set before I wrap it...

I have more pics, which I will try to put up here over the next few days... (You have been warned.) ;)

And, now, we get to the real reason you all came here today. :) The giveaway. I am going to, purely out of necessity, embark on a massive organization project in my sewing room this coming year. It would already be done if there were more hours in the day and days in the month. Oh, well. It will get done, even if it takes all year.

In light of this massive clean out, I have made the decision to part with some of my beloved stash. Since I have (long ago) managed to achieve S.A.B.L.E. (for my family, Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy), I have more yummy fabric than I will ever manage to use. And even though I love it, and even though it's great, I have had to face facts. I am never going to use it. Never. There are too many new projects and fabrics yelling for my attention. The projects that this fabric was purchased for have been pushed aside so often that they have been forgotten... That is so sad. These are great fabrics that deserve to be loved and used. And so, they need a new home.

First up, THE RULES: I'm keeping this very short and simple. Because who needs hassle at this time of year, right?

Rule 1) Leave me a comment, and you're entered. (Please make sure I have some way of contacting you.)

That's it. Simple. I like simple.

I got this started later than I wanted, so comments are open until Christmas Day, Dec 25th. At whatever time our daughter wakes us up. At some point during the day, I'll pick two names at random, and they'll be my winners.

Now, for the prizes:

Prize #1- jellyroll of Quilt Diva, plus 2 panels, one of which might actually be Stash Management. But they're still cute. :)

Prize #2-Moonbeamers. Such cute fabric! This is a (book) panel, some yardage, and a little quilt kit, complete with matching binding.

Like I said, it's wonderful fabric that needs a home full of love. It has been sadly neglected for too long. So, good luck everyone. I hope that whoever gets this lovely fabric will enjoy creating with it.

Now, I have to get back to work. There's groceries to buy, cookies and candy to make, LOTS of presents to wrap, a couple of last minute gifts to try to make, etc. etc. :) I do love Christmas!

Happy stitching!


  1. Very cute, even if a stash buster ;)

  2. i love the *food* that you are making!! What a great idea!!

  3. Great felt food! She's going to love that. Your schedule sounds great - I love the hustle and bustle of Christmas too.

  4. Your felt food is great. I agree with you that the small plastic stuff they sell nowadays is just plain inadequate.

  5. love your felt food; what a great first giveaway.

  6. Now I'm worried about the Christmas present you said required an empty car...At least I don't have to wait much longer! :) (You know who I am--and you STILL haven't seen my "new" place!)

  7. Your felt food is so fun! It makes me smile!

  8. I could give that fabric a home--yes I could!

  9. Wow that food looks great! You've inspired me to make my know how it goes...just add it to the list of want to makes!

  10. I would love to win this! I am a mommy that just got a sewing machine. I would love to make things for my babies.