Sewiversary + Giveaway
GIVEAWAY CLOSED: CONGRATS MEGS!
Four years ago this week I graduated from college. My mother in law and sweet husband teamed up and got me a sewing machine. While i was going to school full time I was also working full time. And so was Scott. I started work at 5 in the morning and worked till 1. Then I came home and ate a quick lunch and went to class from 2 till 6 ish. Then I came home and did my homework and went to bed.
We were busy people and the day I graduated I didn’t even know that I wanted to sew. Well, I did. And I do. Of course I didn’t really start sewing for real for almost three more years. And now the sewing machine lives on the dining room table for 80% of the year. And we are all OK with that. These next pics are a few of my very favorite things I’ve made in the past year(ish). (There is a giveaway in here. I promise.)
Creamie’s little black dress. Well, my mom found the onesie and I just made her a little chiffony skirt trimmed with ribbon for a wedding. She was adorable with little tiny ballet slipper socks
Creamie’s Blessing dress. I made this out of batiste. My grandma who died a few months before I got pregnant with Creamie used to make gorgeous lace trimmed hankies out of batiste. I made this dress just as she would have, with all the seams inside covered with bias tape and everything finished by hand. You can’t see it, but there are tiny little pintucks on the bodice and little pearl buttons. This dress deserves it’s own post. My cousin took the photo.
Three little polka dot dresses for my sister’s wedding. (One polka dot dress clearly missing…)
Halloween Costume for Creamie. Twink and Rainbow, it doesn’t get better than that.
[A bunch of Christmas presents that were awesome and which I have no pictures of.]
Charlotte the adorable pachyderm made from a thrifted felted cardigan
Creamie’s Easter dress made from some thrifted sheets.
All that and it’s not even the half of it. Those are just the things I have semi-decent pictures of. I’ve made dozens (literally) of baby blankets and little girl skirts and aprons as well as a few little stegasaurus’s and baby toys. I love the creative outlet that sewing has given me. And I am particularly thankful to Amy at Sew+Tell for the virtual deadline each Friday to finish a project. It has helped me more than anything to push myself to finish. And I LOVE it. I’ve met so many talented people through Sew+Tell and seen so many great projects. And I don’t know that I can ever go back to life without Sew+Tell. Anyway, to celebrate my Sewiversary (a holiday I kind of just made up) I am having a giveaway!!!
You knew if you held out through all my reminiscing something good would come of it, right?
And then you’ll win a hand drawn original black and white sewing machine (5×7) to hang in your office/bedroom/crafty space/dining room/front hall/laundry room/kitchen. Where ever it is you need a little reminder to make stuff everyday. Plus a cute little pink pair of thread snippers and the cutest little needle book I’ve ever seen (which now that I look at the picture needs some more pressing. I’ll press it before I mail it. Deal? It is made from this free tutorial and I whipped this little book up this afternoon and it literally only took 30 minutes. I’m making one for me next!
So to win my Sewiversary giveaway (fat quarters, scissors, needle book and original sewing machine drawing) all you have to do is tell me your favorite thing you have sewn, or someone has sewn for you, or favorite thing you’ve seen that was sewn for someone else, or something you would love to sew for yourself or someone else. Good luck! I’ll leave this open until next Saturday night (May 8, 2010) at midnight and my friends at Random Numbers Anonymous will pick a winner on Sunday. Happy Sewiversary to me! (And you too.) GIVEAWAY CLOSED