Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway #2

ETA: I have another giveaway in a separate post. To also be entered to win a reusable fabric shopping bag, comment on this post.

I was able to make one more item for the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day. I have been making these cute little crayon rolls using Skip to my Lou's tutorial for inspiration. It's a great way to use up fabric scraps. I did deviate some from the tutorial (as I always do). One lucky winner will receive this adorable animal-themed crayon roll and 16 new Crayola crayons. It would make a great stocking stuffer!




To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post. I will use random.org to choose one random winner from all comments left by 12 midnight CST on Sunday, December 6, 2009. I will ship the item by December 12, and I will ship internationally. Thanks for participating!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway #1

Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting a giveaway day! I am participating by giving away two morsbags (fabric shopping bags) to two lucky winners. If you want to make your own bags, there is a free pattern here.



I used a beautiful thrifted sheet to make the bags. I found this huge (queen or king) tan and ivory/white-striped bedsheet at Goodwill for 99 cents. I love the fabric so much I'm going to make myself some new kitchen accessories with some of it.

To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post about one environmentally friendly thing you do--no matter how small it may seem. I will use random.org to choose two random winners from all comments left by 12 midnight CST on Sunday, December 6, 2009. I will ship the items by December 12, and I will ship internationally. Thanks for participating!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Frosty the Snowman--late Halloween pictures

When I asked my son what he wanted to be for Halloween, his response was "a snowman." Okay, not what I was expecting. Before I started making his costume, I asked him on several different occassions just to make sure the response was always the same. After some thinking, I figured out how I was going to accomplish this. On the way home from the fabric store, my son announced that he wants to be a pirate for Halloween. Sorry, little dude--you're gonna be a snowman this year! I think it turned out pretty well:

You can't see the cute little red buttons on the front because I wasn't smart enough to take his bag from him before I took the picture. This one shows the costume a little better:



And the back:

I used a Simplicity pattern for a toddler pumpkin costume and white fleece to make the body of the snowman. He got lots of compliments!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

polka dot morsbags

My latest ongoing project has been morsbags. I really dislike plastic shopping bags and have been using reusable fabric bags for a few years now. Morsbags are so easy to make. I usually use thrifted sheets (lots of fabric for a little money), and my most recent purchase was an adorable polka dot sheet from Goodwill (originally from Target). I was able to get seven cute morsbags from it--

Six of the bags have been shipped off to New York as part of a huge giveaway for Independent Retail Week. I will be giving the seventh bag away to one lucky person who comments on this post. To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post sharing one environmentally friendly thing you do--like using reusable shopping bags. If you don't have a blog I can contact you through, please be sure to leave an e-mail address so I can let you know if you win. I will select one random winner from all comments posted by midnight CST on Tuesday, November 17 (one comment per person, please). Thanks for playing!