Hey y’all – I’m giving away stuff!
If you’re not in the online world, let me break it down for you. Every year the fantastic Sew Mama Sew hosts a Holiday Giveaway where they invite craft bloggers and sellers to give something(s) away to the craft community. For online sellers, it’s a great way to increase sales, for bloggers to increase hits, and for readers like me, we get to win stuff and find new blogs to read. Win-Win-Win!
edited to add – Hey look! I missed the deadline! Yeah, I should have posted this the night before. What is Eastern time, anyways? Am I east? Oh well. We’re still on with the giveaway, and you’ll probably have a better chance now too!
I’ve entered and won before. But I’ve also added some pretty awesome blogs to my Reader after finding them on the 2009 Giveaway. So, I thought I’d recap and do a little giveaway of my own.
Ginger Hendrix over on Wiener Dog Tricks is totally hilarious, uses re-purposed fabrics for all of her projects and won over my heart by using a Squeeze reference to title a quilting post. Also, she keeps it REAL. She’s got normal kids hanging off chandeliers too. No way! She’d rather buy fabric and notions from the thrift store too. Oh yeah! She throws stuff together at a whim and answers questions later. A woman after my own heart. So, this first prize is named after her – “The Ginger”:
Yup. A big-ass pile of fabrics. Please ignore the awfulness of the photos, holy smoke winter natural light in Toronto is pathetic these days.
I had this wonderful concept of creating little charm packs of fabric tied up in bows. But then, seriously? Ni and I have colds. Lu has been a night time terror. Ad’s been working the weekend. And really, you just want the fabric.
Included in the pile are some beautiful kimono pieces, some 60’s linens, and the rest are happy cottons. Every piece is AT LEAST the size of a charm square, if not way more. Because I was too tired to cut. And I need a new rotary blade.
Next up is Michelle over at Mich L. in L.A. who is a jewellery designer. A wacky, dollar-store trolling, dog-loving lady who didn’t actually do a SMS giveaway, but did the Envelope of Doom project, which I participated in and was so much fun. Plus she has the hilarious “Guess the Mystery Thing” challenge. Michelle makes me believe I TOO can make jewellery, even though I don’t have any of the fancy bits and bobs.
Lots of the easy-peasy tutorials that Michelle posts are made of plastics, and one was even made out of water bottles. So, this prize is named in her honour – “The Mich”:
Polar Fleece! (Polar fleece is often made of recycled bottles, although I’m not sure if this stuff is or not…let’s just pretend it is.) There’s enough of the yellow to make a simple poncho for a two or three-year old. I made this one for girls for Christmas – post coming soon. And there’s lots of pieces to make ornaments or even these awesome mitts.
Last, but certainly not least, is the final prize, The “TruDat”:
True Up is where I learn about textiles. When you want see what’s out there and how it came to be, this is where you need to go. So, this prize is a whole bunch of new cottons. A bit of Moda, a bit of Japanese linen, a bit of Kaffe Fasset, and much, much more. All at least 5″x5″, most definitely more.
So, what do you have to do to win? Let me know in the comments which prize you want – pick one please – and let me know what is one of YOUR favorite blogs you’ve added to your reader in 2010.
That’s it! And yes, I’ll ship internationally.
Thanks for reading, and thanks to Ginger, Michelle and Kim for writing!