These days I feel like a very fortunate blogger. Not only have I found myself in the middle of a thriving online sewing community, but I’m also a part of the Mood Sewing Network and I’ve been able to review (and often give away) a variety of different sewing patterns, notions, books, and classes. I feel the generosity of this community daily. Thus, I’m always reluctant to enter into other bloggers’ giveaways. I feel like the love should be spread around to everyone else who takes the time to participate in this community. That said, I also know how good it feels to enter a decently high number into the online random number generator and watch it do its thing. And, I can’t help but want bloggers to know I appreciate the one-of-a-kind items often being given away. So, I tend to let myself enter a giveaway every now and then. This post is to celebrate those bloggers whose generosity has turned my way, either because of a giveaway or some other random comment I made on their blog, over the last several months.
Adey of The Sew Convert (and weekly sewing fame back in 2011) sent me this lovely stretch lace and a bit of lace trim to go along with it. Now I just need to figure out what to make! Any suggestions for how to best rock floral and black tartan print lace?! There’s plenty to make a dress, a top, undies – you name it.
Did you know Goodbye Valentino used to have a thriving apron business called Artful Aprons? It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Goodbye Valentino, and I can’t even tell you how proud I am to be an owner of an authentic Artful Apron, especially since I just love yellow in the kitchen and think its print of Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss is pretty spectacular.
The seven fabulous bloggers who put together the One Pattern, Seven Bloggers challenge also put together quite a large number of giveaways to go along with it. I was the lucky recipient of a $20 gift certificate to Fabricworm. I was supposed to use it to buy the Sewaholic Cambie pattern, but somehow these cute quilting cottons ended up in my shopping cart instead. I imagine them being quite fun as accents around a baby’s room. Not that our apartment is big enough to count any part of it as a dedicated baby’s space, let alone an entire baby’s room! One day soon… Hopefully… Right?!
Finally, I just found out that I won Simplicity 2217 (above image from link as well) thanks to Vicki Kate of Vicki Kate Makes. She looked stunning in her version, and I can’t wait to see what Simplicity’s Amazing Fit patterns are like – once I can fit into garments with tiny waists again, that is!
I owe each of these ladies a very hearty thank you. And, really, a proper thank you should go out to the entire community as well. Thanks for making blogging and sewing and blogging about sewing so much fun!