(click on the picture to go to sewmamasew and see the lists of participating blogs!)
so here's the dealio -
the giveaway will be open from now until 11:59pm pacific time on Mat 31st, giving you lots of time to enter! the giveaway is open to folks from all countries, so feel free to enter even if you're not in north america.
comment on this post with an actual comment, constructive criticism, love, suggestions for vinyl applique images, whatever! just something more than just "pick me!", kay? make sure i have a way to contact you, or i'll have to pick someone else if you win!
you can get extra entries by tweeting about the giveaway and by blogging about it. please post separate comments (with links!) for each of those things, so that i make sure to count them!
you can also get up to 3 more entries by commenting on other posts here at glitter, vinyl and thread. no need to post more comments for these, i'll see them as they come in.
that's a total of 6 possible entries!!
i'll chose the winners either by a draw, or by using the generator thingy some folks use, we'll see. one or the other. i have a feeling there will be too many people to just put the names in one of my pretty pyrex bowls and draw one!
(edit - moderated posting is turned off! yay!)
so that's all fine and dandy, but what you're really thinking is "jeez, shut up amy, what can i win?", right?
it's a secret!
every day until May 31st i'm going to add another thing to the giveaway. it might be handmade, it might be supplies, it might be something vintage, you'll have to wait and see!
today's item is a Cheerful Bird Song Vinyl Pouch/Wristlet (may 27)
this cute little wristlet is made of upholstery weight vinyl with a vintage new-old stock zipper and a heavy duty snap.
the body and strap of this bag are fantastic vintage dead stock vinyl that is variegated shades of emerald green and bright blue. the front of the bag has a cheerful little birdie appliqué made of several shades of blue vinyl, including glittery blue. the birdie is singing a sweet song, the music note is machine embroidered on a glittery blue bubble. the vintage zipper matches the blue, and adds a pop of colour to the top of the bag.
it works great as a hands-free purse, but it can also be snapped around the strap of a larger bag to keep your essentials close at hand (if you carry a never ending mary poppins bag like me!), or snapped around the towel bar in a small bathroom to hold toiletries.
the wristlet is aproximately 7.5" at the zipper, and 8" at the base. it's 2" deep and 5.5" tall, so it's the perfect size for your important stuff!
i hope you like it!
(and yes, i know i use an excessive amount of exclamation marks! i try to cut back, i really do!)
May 28- Today's item, which is late, i'm sorry, is a handmade apron constructed using a vintage pillowcase!
I finished the apron early this evening, but i wanted to get the tutorial up before i added it to the giveaway, and that took FOREVER! seriously, the tutorial probably took twice as long to make as the apron! (and technology is totally hating me today, apparently)
May 29th - Today's prize are this set of kitschy coasters. I've posted about them in more detail (and more pictures!) here, but a quick description -
the top layer is vintage cotton (with a super cute gingham and folkish design!) quilted to batting to absorb the moisture, and the bottom layer is a matching bright red vinyl, to keep the moisture from seeping through to your table.
May 30th - Today there are TWO prizes! Both are fabric based, and i hope you liked them!
Prize 1 is a set of 3 vintage pillowcases. You can use them to make pillowcase aprons, use them on your bed, or take them apart and use them as regular fabric. I tried to get a bit of variety in the styles, so one is a more subdued but still funky floral print, one's a very 60s floral print, and one is a more traditional floral print. The green one is actually a homemade pillowcase, and has a seam down the back, but it will still work fine! (i tried to talk myself out of including it for that reason, cause i LOVE the fabric!)
Prize 2 is a package that includes a vintage curtain, with plenty of fabric for sewing, 2 cards of vintage buttons, 2 vintage Lightning zippers, and 3 vintage wooden thread spools.
The fabric itself is a synthetic and feels very sturdy, but is quite sheer. My idea for it was to interface it and use it to make a couple of nice sized totes, i think the colours are perfect for hot summer days!
I wouldn't recommend actually sewing with this thread, it's old enough that it will break very easily, but the wooden spools are very cool!
I LOVE the Lightning brand zippers!! I love vintage zippers in general, I use them for all of my vinyl, but Lightning is my favourite.
The last day's Prizes! May 31st!
As shown in this post, these prize bundles are BIG!
There are 2, with just minor differences
in addition, both prize bundles come with a fun and games bundle, a ledger sheet bundle, and a book pages bundle!
Thank you so much to everyone who's commented so far with awesome suggestions and ideas!