Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Giveaway Time!!

wahoo! i promised a giveaway in my mail day post, and here it is! this is part of the May Giveaway Day on sewmamasew. she'll be adding a list of all the participating blogs once they're all confirmed, so be sure to go check them out!

(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!

no really!

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)
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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!

apron front bow
apron front

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.
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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!)
3 vintage pillowcases

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.

vintage fabric giveaway
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!

vintage buttons and thread
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!

vintage lightning zippers
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.

I was trying to get a papercrafting bundle put together, which will include the prize that Megan from the Upstart Crow passed along today, but it was taking forever. I have too much stuff to gather up for it! So tomorrow's prize (or prizes! i have a lot of stuff!) will be papercrafting themed. Don't forget to check back!


The last day's Prizes! May 31st!
As shown in this post, these prize bundles are BIG!

There are 2, with just minor differences
bundle 2
and
bundle 1

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!

186 comments:

barbara said...

i could seriously comment on every single post on your blog! ;) you are making some killer vinyl goodies! i love the designs and the cool vintage textiles. all around brilliant i'd say! (note my overuse of punctuation as well, lol!!!)

Beth said...

What an amazing purse! And nice to find another Canadian blogger, i'm near Toronto. Will defo be back eveyday to see what you have added!

Heather said...

wow, I love that. (I envision it holding my iPod.)

Bethany said...

Wow, I get to be the first? I love surprises! ANd I also love these: !!! :) The clutch is really cute, great work!

Carrie said...

I love owls, so of course a vinyl owl would be adorable. Or a hedgehog. Too cute!

Ginger said...

I love this little purse- I have not yet discovered how to sew vinyl well, unfortunately, because I have a lot of glitter vinyl that I would love to find a use for!

trashalou said...

This is my first visit, I've come via SMS giveaway but I am loving your work and will definitely be back.
What would I like to see on one of your pieces? Even though you don't know him I have to say my Donkey character b/c he would look so fabulous in this medium.
I guess you have done pears already? Ummm...how about big bright parrot type birds?

windycindy said...

Hello! Your wristlet is so adorable. The size is perfect and the colors are gorgeous! I would appreciate being entered in your
handmade drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness that wristlet is amazing! Is the fabric actually a shimmer fabric? Oh, I just love it! Great colors and so fun! Your shop looks like a great one! I will have to check it out! I like to feature shops on my blog from time to time, so I will have to check yours out!

Emily said...

That is super cute. And what a cool giveaway idea! For applique ideas, I think an applique in white of birds on a wire (like, their silhouettes) on a black background would be awesome on a purse or a decorative pillow. Also, giraffes, or penguins!

modernquiltlove said...

A rubber ducky may be rather cliche but I think would cute as an applique. I little less cute would be guitars or perhaps lips, or maybe skull and cross bone with a bow?

windycindy said...

I became a follower of your blog and Tweeted your giveaway ~
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/
1937050234.
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

sewing_passion said...

Oh I love that wristlet! The colours a fabulous - so springy! Thank so much for the chance to win! (ok seriously I need to stop using the exclamation point so much)

Kami said...

I couldn't believe that I was the first one to post a comment, then I finally had the realization that since you have comment moderation on, I am probably not.

I am absolutely amazed at your designs. I have never used vinyl except as a tablecloth. Is it easy? Does it fray? I realize I am supposed to be leaving a comment not asking questions, but I am fascinated, and the questions keep coming. I will go back and read some of your other posts to see what you have said.

Thanks, Kami

KBraden said...

That's beautiful! Love the bag!

Heather said...

This bag is absolutely adorable! I love birds, and with their being so popular lately I think the music note is the perfect unique touch. I was a music major in college, and this bag just suits me!

M said...

Fantastic giveaway! I am obsessed with all handmade things with birds or owls - this is just beautiful!

Kyle and Lesley said...

How lovely! Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be the lucky winner...

Thanks for such a lovely and generous giveaway!

xo

Lesley

www.kensingtonblue.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The first item for your giveaway is awesome.
As for a comment...the black background looks cool, but it is very had to read.

Leigh said...

Oh my word, that clutch is adorable!!! How has it never occurred to me to applique with vinyl! I will definitely be digging around on your blog.

Heidi said...

That pouch is too adorable!

I would love to see a kitty cat pouch in your shop!

Thanks for the giveaway!
www.craftheidi.wordpress.com

Brooke said...

I have a bird quilt that matches that pouch perfectly! It is fate that I win! :-)

Jesse said...

Found your giveaway totally by accident after you commented on my blog (thanks, by the way!) and I'm so pleased to have a chance to enter the giveaway. The textured vinyl is incredible - I wonder if there's a way to emboss vinyl? It could really be fun to put your own designs and textures on it.

hopelesslyharen said...

So cute! I'm glad I ran across your blog from SMS...I would have missed out on the fact that Vinyl can be cute and functional!

Addy said...

Wow! I am impressed with this wristlet! Real art instead of craftiness!

sandyandcosmo said...

I've never worked with vinyl but I love that wristlet, the little bird just looks so happy!

sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Don't hold back on the exclamation marks! I am amazed at the selection of vinyl you have - I am super jealous!!!

Ellyn said...

love it! I have never worked with vinyl (ok, I did help my daughter with a school project using vinyl. tried to cut it with a rotary cutter, it slipped &, ummm, yup you guessed it, 7 stitches in my finger!) you do lovely work!

two hippos said...

Great giveaway! I'd be all for a hippo vinyl applique.

I'm also having a giveaway and hosting a fq swap. Come and check it out :) 2hippos.blogspot.com

undeadgoat said...

I really love your color combination . . . I'm always a sucker for blue-and-green.

Cindy said...

I love the vinyl applique. It adds nice texture to your bag. It looks fabulous. Thanks.

Megan said...

I am loving your vinyl creations (checked you out on Etsy)- you have very good craftmanship. I've tried to sew vinyl before and, well, I couldn't sew straight if my life depended on it and vinyl doesn't hide anything. Might I suggest a wristlet with a hummingbird? Or maybe an octopus... only if you're looking for ideas. Lovely!

Tara said...

I love the bag and really hope that I win it! I have never been to your blog before, you are very talented.

I like anything with animals on it. I like birds and owls, but like whimsical animals, too.

Sarah said...

oh my goodness, surely I'm not the first to leave a comment for this delicious bag? It is just GORGEOUS, you are a very clever vinyl using crafty girl aren't you? Thanks for the opportunity to win :) The birdie would have a very good home in Australia

melonkelli said...

Squirrels! Cupcakes! Records (vinyl out of vinyl? get it?)! Pennsylvania Dutch Hex signs!

langlangcreations said...

What a charming design. I have never sewn with vinyl, tips?

Ashlee said...

What a cute little pouch! I love the combo of embroidery and layered applique! It is quite unique!

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Thanks for having a giveaway. Would vinyl applique on t.shirts work? Maybe they'd have to be small so they are not too heavy? Maybe kid's t.shirts....???

PS... Your purse is beautiful.

Cravings Frocks said...

I can see a LinkWithin at the bottom of this entry with an amazing carryon bag with cherries... I'm off to check that out!

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

I think your work is lovely! It's creative and the details are beautiful. I especially like the rain cloud wristlet, with the glittery thread. Keep up the good work! And I'll be sure to check out your vintage aprons; I heart those as well.
Thank you for the offer!

Ariane said...

Wow!! I love your vinyl bags. They are amazing. I checked out your handmade etsy shop. I love all your vinyl bags. I've never seen anything like them. I hope I win.

Natalie said...

I think your wristlet is adorable! I love how you used small pieces of vinyl to form the bird! Its perfect!

Lane said...

for starters i've added you to my daily reads, your items are killer! i think you should add hegie related appliques, but seeing as i've got two i'm biased in that regard lol

Ashley said...

What an awesome wristlet.
I have been wanting to create some fabric key chains to sell in my etsy shop. And, of course something for my niece and her doll to match.

thanks
ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com
jepeux.etsy.com

MB said...

Wow! I've never seen this kind of applique before. Really cool.
mbabecka@hotmail.com

Angi said...

I am always amazed when people can hand make things that don't look hand made...cheers.

{wood (dot) angi (at) gmail (dot) com}

Christine said...

Love your bags!

I'd love to see some with cute toadstools, and other forest scenes with trees, deer, squirrels, etc.

yehudim said...

I too am an exclamation mark junkie. I just try to embrace it, I am that way in person too, so whatever. =) This little bag is very very cute, and I would love to carry it around with me! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I cant wait to see what else you post on here!
(And these are just for the fun of it) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

=)

Yehudim@aol.com

Sharon said...

wow, this is really cute, i love the green and blue, and i also love surprises. i really like african animals lately, like rhinos, and zebras, so that kind of aplique could be really cute, and you look like you're pretty awesome at it:) it was nice to discover your blog!

J said...

Very cute.

The Fair Weather Optimist said...

What a cool giveaway! Your stuff is amazing. I've had crazy bad luck working with vinyl, so I am so envious of you! LOL!

lyndyloo said...

I love the vinyl that you are using the texture and light it gives off are fantastic. I have never worked with it and I love what you are doing. Thanks

Mama Lusco said...

Wow! Vinyl intimidates me, so I've never used it, but your blog and bags are great! Thanks for the giveaway. I can be contacted thru my blog.

Jennifer Ladd said...

Your shop is very cool! What about a hedgehog? (my daughter's current favorite animal).

(Oh, and I use way too many exclamation points, too!)

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

mae said...

I love your stuff! I tried to come up with some constructive criticism, but I just couldn't think of any. so this comment is just love. hope that's okay! if you ever do trades and find yourself in need of a feather hair clip, let me know!

www.mpaisley.etsy.com

talktomae at gmail dot com

amy said...

wow, so many comments!

it's totally past my bedtime, but i'll try to get some replying in tomorrow. questions are TOTALLY coolio, by the way! everytime i post anything vinyl on craftster i always get asked a ton of questions, so i'm used to it - i keep thinking i'll write a tutorial on working with vinyl, but i never seem to get around to it!

i'm still decided what the next prize will be... i have a brainstorming list, i just need to narrow it down!

thanks all!

Naomi said...

Love the birdie! My daughter is sitting here and spotting it and said 'wow!' so she likes it too I guess! Looking forward to seeing what you else you add to the package!

patricia said...

I love your way of seeing things. this is a great way to discover your blog and I'm sure I'll be back very often.

Lilly said...

I love the little pouch!! That bird is super cute!
And what about a cupcake pouch? It would be great.
Thanks a lot!

BKelly said...

Wow, I am impressed with your vinyl skills. I am new to sewing and vinyl still scares me.
I love your button collection. I can't imagine ever having that many buttons. Major jealousy!

Bowlby said...

Fun giveaway! I just checked out your etsy shop, and I'm loving al of your glittery things, especially the gingko pouch!

(Two exclamations for you too! Make it three.)

AlwaysInspired said...

I love your blog and really love seeing your vintage goodies! I'd love to see a vinyl clutch with mushrooms on it!

Karissa said...

That is so sweet! I see you have kitties--what about some kitty appliques?

RachelJ said...

I love your etsy store! I especially like the bird song pouch---birds and green: my favorites.
mom0ja at yahoo dot com

The Shumate Family said...

that is amazing! I love what you make... I will definitely be checking back often. Thanks!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

glitter vinyl totally rocks! I'm always intimidated by it though... you incorporate it so well into your projects... maybe I'll pick some up at least to have on hand

Robyn said...

What a beautiful prize! Thanks for posting so many amazing things on your blog... I might have to get some of those catnip eyeballs! And I would love to see a modern/not baby-childish cat applique... the bird is a great example!

Sarah said...

I've never worked with vinyl, but your stuff is tempting me. I love the little blue bird of happiness - they've always been a soft spot of mine :) And your embroidery - that anatomy of motherhood is incredible! You're very talented!

Megs said...

That little bag is beautiful! Makes me seriously wish i was a seamstress . . . alas, i'm but a knitter!

The Mangerchine's said...

I love the colors!

debbiekl said...

Mystery prizes - fun! I like trees and other nature images. Thanks!

Kaye Prince said...

Really loving this giveaway and totally digging the old school vinyl. It reminds me of my Grandma (but in a good way!). Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Beth said...

blogged about your giveaway here www.obsessedwithfabric.blogspot.com
love all the colours of your purses love that they are so bright

Cassie said...

Well this is certainly fun! Surprise giveaway! If you added some of your buttons to the giveaway and I won, I totally wouldn't be dissapointed... :)

I am going to go blog and tweet about your giveaway, I am very excited about it!

Thanks for doing the giveaway!
Cassie Driver
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Louisa said...

Love post - great to see such diverse material used in fiber art - cool.

lale said...

I also use an excessive amount of exclamation marks! I try to stop, but I can't!!!!

I need you to come over and sort all of my buttons. I'll rent you a whole bunch of movies and let my little girls entertain you while you work! I'm impressed with the task and your completion of it!

Thanks for hosting such a GREAT giveaway!!!!!!! (extra! exclamations! just! for! you!)

-Mandi
htp://lalepop.wordpress.com

Cassie said...

http://twitter.com/cmdoduck/status/1951652993

Twittered about it! :)
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Cassie said...

http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2009/05/another-fun-giveaway.html

It's hard to stop using the "!" Everything is exciting! :)

I blogged! :)
Cassie Driver
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Reese's Blog said...

Super-cute bag. I love your work!

Tam said...

Commet? Man I think I just got a little bit lost in your blog. You have some amazing items, who'd have thought Vinyl could be soooooo cool!

grandmarockton said...

wish I could use vinyl I'm afraid! sure like you blog I'll be back WIN or not

JBear said...

Great wristlet designs! I love all of them! I think you should make one with an octopus or owl on them... 2 of my favorite things! :D

nickie-b said...

That birdie makes me want to sing! My machine could never handle vinyl, but your stuff makes me want to break it trying - IOW, thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

Christy said...

i love your giveaway! very pretty! visit my blog for a giveaway too!

Cheryl said...

That bag is so adorable! Really!

Anonymous said...

glitter, vinyl and thread = GREAT name! So acurately describes a lot of your work! Great to see a fellow Canadian producing such exciting work! (I too suffer from the affliction of too many !!!!)

hollypeel1(AT)sympatico(DOT)ca

Jess said...

Love the pouch!! I've tried to find cool vinyl without any luck.. so you hold my jealousy with both your fine skills and your fine materials used!!!

Jeanie said...

If those buttons are in the surprise giveaway, I want to win !!
nur_april at yahoo dot com dot sg

A Joyful Chaos said...

That is one cute little pursette! you are certainly very talented to make something that looks like that. Isn't it very hard to work with that heavy vinyl?
Thanks for giving me the oppotunity to enter your giveaway. I would love to win!

sb said...

I'm so glad that you participated in this giveaway, because I'm happy to be introduced to your blog and all your great stuff. I'd love to win a surprise from you too - after seeing your handiwork, I'm really crossing my fingers!

locuasia said...

I LOVE buttons, however I am not lucky like you :) as I only have a meager half a jar of them - LOL - but I had to start somewhere, no?
Lovely giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing and thank you for your generosity!
Greetings from Mexico ~

Tasha said...

I love those eyeballs!!! ACtually I couldn't find anything I didn't like ;) The pencil case with the heart and wings is gorgeous!! Are you doing more punky type things too?

Tasha said...

I have blogged about you here too! http://tashaloucreations.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

Wow, I never would have even though of using vinyl like this - so fabulous and creative!

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

I have been sitting here trying to think up something original - I am sure you thought of birds, planes, bears, etc. So, then i was thinking, what about just random strips in the different widths? That would be fun!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica @ bpab said...

sweet prize! You know something with exclamation marks is always a winner!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great stuff! Please include me. I commented on the apron post above.

Lottie said...

Oh I would love a little goldfish in a bowl - inspired by that great orang in your etsy,etsy,etsy post. I love that cloud purse - I love that it's on silver (all clouds have a silver lining) very clever!

Kelly O. said...

Oh Canada!!!

I knew there were other crafty Canadians! I'm so glad to find one that is so talented (sadly I am not but I pretend)!
I like to use exclamation marks too! often I'll write a blog post and then go back through to edit out my exclamation marks!

Stacy said...

I love your crafty ideas! That wristlet is so cute and I am definately going to make one of those aprons! (Yeah, I use too many exclamation marks too! LOL!)

Shanny said...

I love the way you are able to make a pictore or story out of the vinyl. Very creative!

zelda139 said...

I discovered your blog through the SMS giveaway link, and I'm so glad that I have! You pillowcase apron tutorial is great - so many pictures detailing the steps, and i LOVE LOVE LOVE your anatomy of motherhood quilt. I'm adding you to my blog reading list and I'm excited to go through and read all your older posts.

And I do love the wristlet that you are giving away as well!!

Heather said...

I love the apron you made out of the pillowcase! I wish I could sew as well as you and make such pretty things! You inspire me.

heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

Susan W said...

I love your vintage apron - thank you so much for the tutorial too! If I'm not lucky enough to win, i will have to try my hand at that beautiful piece.

Thanks for the great opportunity!
suserat at yahoo dot com

ni said...

Beautiful stuff you are creating. Love the purse and the Vintage apron SO beautiful.
thanks for the giveaway.

sabine(germany) 21 years said...

Love your black site. and wow how much time did you spend on this tutorial its so detailed and so good to understand im spending some more time to see all of your posts.

I love this giveaway

greetings from germany

sabine


my email
biene_87@gmx.de

Ali said...

My grandma had a wristlet like that, but I think it was made to hold lingirie for her. And I know it didn't have that adorable blue bird on the front!

carmel said...

your work is beautiful!
and im just about to become a follower cues i like your blog
thanks for the giveaway
and i love that apron!
im 7 monthes pregnant so put that apron on me and youll get a ball with a skirt! emagine that! :-)

javede said...

Have you thought about adding fabric wristlets to your store? I like the vinyl ones, but also love printed fabrics!
You can contact me via a comment on my blog or the email provided there.

mcgillenator said...

I honestly have no criticism. I love your shop, your blog is great, and your craftmanship is amazing. I love the sad little cloud with raindrops.. and the sunbeam... I like contrast, what can I say? Your colors are vibrant and wonderful and I say keep up the good work! Also, I hope I win one of your wonderful creations!

hcotten said...

Oh, my favorite thing to shop for is vintage sheets and pillowcases. Great job of the apron.

Julia Marie said...

My favorite thing about this event is coming along all these new blogs - I'd never thought of appliqueing vinyl! nice blog you've got here :)

rockgranny said...

Oh my Gosh, what a wonderful buttons.I really envy you, I just
love, love, love buttons, million of buttons

Misty.Creek said...

Love the birdie bag! And how original to use vinyl for your appliques. I know I love to see tutes on blogs, and your apron tute is awesome.

Ilona said...

How cool to make appliques from vinyl, wouldn't have thought of that. My sons' jeans could use some of them, as cover-up for holes and unerasable smudges, or just to funk them up!

sfer said...

Hello from Barcelona, Spain (definitely far from north america!). I'm glad I found you, because I have long wanted to sew using vynil, but I'm not quite sure if I'll work it out so... I guess I'll be visiting this blog in search for tips about how to do that!

Thanks also for the chance to win this giveaway, which is getting more and more interesting by the day!! :-)

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

OMG, that apron is to die for. I was just reading through your tutorial and drooling when I got down to this post and realized that it's part of your giveaway! If I don't win, I'm using your tutorial to make one anyway.
This is the first time I've been to your site and I've loved it so far. I'm going to bookmark you for future use. ;-)

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

I am excited to find a vinyl blog because I have some I need to find a project to do with it. Thanks for the giveaway!
spondah(at)aol(dot)com

Jerri said...

Vinyl! So cool! Not something I've ever worked with before, but your creations are inspiring!

Courtney said...

Woo, secret giveaways! I love the suspense and surprise. :-) I also love the two items posted thus far. :-D I was also looking at the how to for the apron and thinking I'd have to make one, and that I loved the one you made. Then I scrolled down and now I could win it, so awesome!

Whimsical Creations said...

I love the wristlet! That apron is fabulous! I also use too many exclamation points, too!! =D

Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Leaha said...

I love love LOVE the vintage apron ~ thank you for taking the time to make the tutorial! Now I just need to find some neato-beato pillowcases!

Tawny said...

I saw your apron tutorial linked on the One Pretty Thing blog. I love that blog! I should really try it out - I type this as I'm looking down at my pants which are now stained with honey garlic sauce from making dinner. But I guess it would be cool to win it too...

Thanks for hosting this contest. Good to see lots of fellow Canadians participating. I'm almost inspired to participate myself next time. We'll see what I can come up with.

Rebecca said...

OMG! The vinatage apron is to die for!! I hope to start making aprons this summer, and that looks like quite a winner, with a wonderful tutorial!!! Thanks so much for that, and for the chance to win!! : )

jwallis said...

i love love love the birdie layers and the nesting doll. I am definitely adding you to my googlereader because you're giving me great inspiration for paper cut out card : )

bylulu said...

I've bought some vinyl recently and have been looking for good ways to use it your blog has some cool ideas.

Mel said...

Love the vinyl stuff. I've wanted to use vinyl in some projects, but have been intimidated.

Your tutorials are great, thanks for sharing!

Paul Thompson said...

Love your blog, but the black background isn't my fave. You're such a bright personality!
I think I'm going to win!
pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

Gryhund said...

Its not just a wristlet its art! I'd suggest a weeping willow or other tree silhouette, maybe leaves or insects with details.

I'm gald you got the tutorial up. It looks like the perfect weekend project.

sewfunky said...

love all your buttons in the other post... wow!


Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine. :)

julie k said...

That is just too stinkin' cute! I love that little blue bird. Kind of reminds me of the twitter bird!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Renee said...

Ya know, it never occured to me to craft with vinyl. Its just not a medium I've had any experience with. thank you for sharing it.

Oh, and I love love love the vintage pillowcase tute. I'll be at my local goodwill this weekend and will have to add pillowcases to my list of things to look at.

Adding you to my rss feed. I cant wait to see what else you craft.

everyday inspirations said...

great giveaway - either one! love the apron - the fabric is wonderful!

thx for the opp to win!

catherine s.

JJ said...

I love the layers you made with your birdie applique...the multiple pieces of leather, the embroidery. Such a neat way to add depth to whatever your making!

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

I LOVE the birdie and the singing notes are hilarious, I love them!
I'd love to see wristlets with some japanese characters meaning, ie, Love, Friendship...
Thank you for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

Super Fun Mama said...

I'm in love with this giveaway! I love the item you have for your giveaway. Thanks for donating the item, your time, and the heart you put into the item. I just love handmade items. Hope you pick me!

Nikki said...

Wow That little bag is so perfect love the little bird you did a wonderful job on it
thanks for the chance at all your wonderful creations Your very talented Your handmade aprons love the vintage fabric very very pretty

Dan and Karen said...

Wow! I didn't know there were so many beautiful things to do with vinyl! I looked at your shop and saw all your bags-so creative. I love the apron too, and your tutorial was awesome. All of the pictures help. I want to make an apron now!

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks! What a great tutorial on the apron too - I am so going to do that...

corvustristis said...

Your giveaway items are absolutely beautiful! I sympathize with how long it takes to put tutorials together as verus making the actual project- I once wrote a tutorial for a project that usually took me an hour or less, and it took me three days.

corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

Vanessa Monet said...

That apron is awesome. Where does one find such cool vintage pillowcases? Thrift stores like goodwill? That fabric is so cool!

Thanks for doing the giveaway!
I'm going to roam around your blog now because you have some pretty sweet stuff!

Annie said...

Holy Cow - Thank you Sew Mama Sew - this may be my new favorite blog! Such cute ideas and projects! (and the button obsession? - yeah me too!)

Malinda said...

I really like the way you have layered the colors of the bird on the wristlet.

Not a big fan of yellow - but the design on the coasters is prety.

Lisa said...

I checked out your Etsy store and my favorite vinal item is the wristlet with the birds. I love the colors and the birds are so cute!

roseread said...

I'd love to see some bicycles. What I really want is a set of panniers made out of vinyl for my bike, but a bag with bike appliques would be great.

Mary Ella said...

I love your tutes... It would be fun to see more of those. Also the anatomy of the pregnant woman you did was amazing!

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said...

You have great tutorials - I'm glad I found your blog! Ha! I like the fun of not knowing what you're giving away!

pinecone304 said...

I like the fabric that your apron is made of. Thank you for the giveaway. I like how you post a variety of things, not just one kind of sewing project.

toblerhaus said...

Well, hello! I'll just come right out and say it--I'm afraid of sewing with vinyl. But, I'm feeling inspired after browsing your stuff. I might just give it a try!

Suze said...

Aloha! What an awesome giveaway. Honestly, I would never have thought to use vinyl for a coaster backing. They look great. As for the apron, I would have never imagined that it was stripped from a pillowcase. Such great ideas! The pouch is cute too.

Kimberly said...

I am in love with that apron. I have very little vinyl sewing experience. I just made a the kids an i-spy bag once and that was it. I used my walking foot so I cannot imagine that would help with an applique.

Thanks for your generosity!

Diane said...

What a neat giveaway - my daughter loves the little bird and music note!
Thank you for doing a giveaway.

mandapanda said...

I am soooo coming back here again! I really need an apron, so your pillow into apron tutorial is just fantastic!! Thankyou so much for it, and the chance to win all these beautiful items!!

Peg said...

Wonderful site!! Love your work on vinyl, I'm still struggling a bit with it but won't give up! I love your tutorials and your christmas ornaments have got me thinking! I'm kind of wandering down a fourth of july theme but also cute flags with a clear vinyl for children to put pictures of their parents who are serving in our armed services! Thanks for all the inspiration! I'm a new follower now!

Jo Ashcroft said...

Poo! I think i might be too late to sign up. This is what you get for living in NZ and staying up to watch the FA Cup final in the middle of the night.
I've just sent a coaster to my mum, embroidery in a plastic casing. Much prefer your idea, Amy. May have to go out and find some vinyl to give it a go.

I can console myself by looking at the embroidery you sent me.

Hope you are feeling better

Jo

amy said...

no, you're still good jo!

it's may 30th here, around 6pm, and the giveaway is open until midnight may 31st.

plenty of time to enter, and to get yourself some extra entries by commenting on other posts or blogging about it!

there's even more prizes to be added!

Potpourri said...

Great giveaway. I love the vinyl, I have never used it at all so I must read more of your blog and get some tips.

Ginny said...

I'm here late, so I read through your first page of posts & I'm really liking your blog a lot. Your button post got me, I have a weakness for them as well :)

Jo Ashcroft said...

I am so happy! I can't work out the time difference between NZ and the UK where my folks are so I have no chance with the US and Canada.

Just been tweeting about the Goddess of Craft- yes you Amy -https://twitter.com/jojobooster, if you need to check but I think you are following me already.

Oh and I really don't mind you stalking me!

lilacsigil said...

Constructive criticisms - I have one. I love your designs and your funky little purses, but you don't list the size of the wrist strap. I have big fat arms, so I wouldn't buy any of them without knowing if it's going to actually fit on my wrist or not. If you were selling that pillowcase apron (awesome pillowcase!), I'd want to know the size of that, too.

Libby said...

In the words of Christoper Walken from SNL " I need more cowbell !"

No but seriously, your stuff is lovely and I couldn't come up with criticism. <3 <3 <3

amy said...

lilacsigil, that is SUCH a good point! i'm embarrassed by it, actually, because i know better! i purposely try to make the straps generous, for that very reason, but looking back through my sold listings, i've never put that in the description! that's definitely something i need to change, thank you!

Robin said...

I love all of the items. Seriously. Thanks for the inspirationa and eye candy. I might actually enjoy whipping up some nasty mac n' cheese if I could wear that apron while doing it.

tara said...

everything is marvellous! and the apron i love it!!!!

thanks for this giveaway!!!you can play on my blog too;o)

my7kids said...

Love the little blue bird, by the way.

Suggestions for vinyl applique's:
Cherries, pineapples (any fruit really), paisleys, flamingos, musical instruments (just about any), boats, trains, motorcycles, trucks, flowers, cupcakes, ice cream treats with a bite out.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Nikki
jesus_iscomin AT yahoo DOT com
My7kids Recycled Yarn Shop
HeartFeltFun Accessory Boutique
Fluff4ewe Batts and Handspuns!
My Thoughts on Life, Yarn, Kids, and Other Stuff

my7kids said...

I tweeted!

Nikki
jesus_iscomin AT yahoo DOT com
My7kids Recycled Yarn Shop
HeartFeltFun Accessory Boutique
Fluff4ewe Batts and Handspuns!
My Thoughts on Life, Yarn, Kids, and Other Stuff

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

What a fun giveaway. I have an exclamation problem too! (As well as one with parentheses.) Thank you for putting me in the drawing, I am enjoying all of these great blogs that I've just discovered.

Annie said...

Oh my goodness, that apron is lovely! And I understand the exclamation point problem--I have a similar one with the ellipse... Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

mub said...

This is an amazingly generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win =)

I think you should make a vinyl applique of a bicycle (I'm leaning towards the omafiets style of bike).

KarenD said...

Wow, you have gorgeous stuff. I am totally diggin' the little birdies that are popping up everywhere! I'm also an Etsy junkie, so I will go take a look!

krdickinson@grandecom.net

Camille D. Wilson said...

in another giveaway the question to comment on was your favorite item printed on fabric, and my answer was birds. i am in LOVE with your vinyl pouch - it is so flipping FUN!!! and you have an eye for design and color - your apron, coasters and fabric are fantastic! i hope i win!!
camille =)
camilledawnphoto AT gmail DOT com

rayna said...

Wow you are so generous in your giveaway! Thanks for participating. a far as suggestions for appliques/embroideries go, I have always been a fan of animals. Birds, squirrels, fish, turtles, deer, horses, skunks, its all good really. I think it would also be interesting to try an industrial motif on vinyl. Just a thought...

Mary said...

I love all of your items! What a fantastic set of giveaways! My favorite is the birdie wristlet - I just love birds. Your choice of material makes it oh so special & cute - love it! The vintage pillowcases are awesome too - is there anything better than vintage?!

ugli.tangelo.fruit at gmail dot com

kestch said...

I love your blog - quirky and quaint, a pleasure to read thanks

Becky said...

Pick me! Okay, I just had to do that! I've been reading so many blogs and so many comments on my own that I am a bit more than feeling loopy!

From ziggzagging around your blog I see that you, like me, like to do several crafts.

I can't have just one or two going myself. How many projects do you have going at any one time?

ss said...

I'm so glad to see your vintage pillowcases. I have to confess to snarfing them up at estate sales but then I'm at a loss as to what to do with them (no little girls here to make cute dresses for!). So the apron is fab...thanks for all your prizes...so nice of you!

Elizabeth said...

i LOVE your papercrafting bundles! LOVE! the vinyl applique is something i have never tried and looks intimidating...maybe someday. :)

Melissa said...

That apron is fantastic! I LOVE IT! I'll be checking in on that tutorial should I find a minute and fabric to make one myself. Also, that 60's flower power pillowcase....that came straight out of my grandma's linen closet. I don't know how you got it, but it was in there 10 years ago. ;)
Thanks for a great giveaway!
missyschwartz (at) gmail (dot) com

roseylittlethings said...

WOW, what a great giveaway! So generous!

Donna said...

Love that vinyl purse. LOVE. I just made my first quilt with old pillowcases and I'm HOOKED! It's super fun and such a thrifty way to get fabric! Was just at my niece's graduation in SK and went to the tiny salvation army store there and found some awesome sheets. Yay!!

Shirls said...

Fantastic give-away. Your apron tutorial has been saved for me to attempt when I find some lovely fabric to try it out with:)

Jetta's Nest said...

Hi Amy, thanks for visiting my blog :)

I'll definately be setting some time aside to check out what you're making, it all looks great!

Samantha

Brittany said...

Okay, I blogged about you here. I guess I forgot to leave a direct link to your giveaway post, but I linked to your blog twice!

Lara said...

I adore your wristlet. It is SO cute! I love the vintage pillowcase apron, too...I will deffo be on the lookout when I am thrifting! Great idea!!! Love your blog! Thanks for the chance!!

kelly said...

Just catching up with my blog-reading here and I made it for the deadline right under the wire!

Thank you for your inspiring blog -- you always leave my jaw on the floor with the amazing work that you do. Keep up the amazing work.

Tricia McDonald Ward said...

I'm not looking to win a prize but rather wanted to stop by and say that I think you are awesome for doing a give-away. Wishing I had more time to stop by your blog .... I am so impressed that you're doing such frequent posts. :)

Hugs to you, and hope to actually connect with you in person this summer,

Tricia

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