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Sew grateful (&giveaway)

I have been somewhat busy at work and barely able to do anything in the evening or at weekends. What I did do (on Friday) was buy tracing paper from John Lewis. I was going to trace the dress from my previous post. That didn't happen, nor is it likely to happen this week (Monday - pub, Thurs - DnD, Fri - friend's bday, Sat - drinks at pub). Yes, the pub is a common occurrence. I say this without pun: the pub is one of the great things about the English. There are lots of other great things, but ... pubs? I love 'em. But I digress.

To recap: no mood for doing anything other than falling in front of the tv when I get home. I was wondering what to do to get out of that when I saw that Debi's Sew Grateful week starts today. I was going to do a giveaway for my birthday(3^3!) anyway so well... the first post sounds doable :)

So here it is. I am giving away 2 yards (bought in the States :P) of this lovely fabric  Nancy Mims, called Blossom Stripe in Sunflower. This is the fabric that I raved about on my early blog days, then went and bought it, then couldn't decide to cut it because it is so pretty. So I'm giving it away to a good home.

All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me ... anything about you (would love to hear what you would do with the fabric, but honestly, anything goes) up to Saturday, Feb 11th.

I will post the winner on Sunday, 12th and will post internationally as well. Please make sure you leave a way of contacting you.


  1. I would probably make a skirt for my little niece with this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Well, I have learnt something visiting here - I love the name of your blog! That fabric is so pretty.... I'm thinking a pretty blouse.....

  3. So pretty - a new skirt would be the perfect fit for this fabric

  4. Hello there, I found your blog through Debi's Sew Grateful Giveaway post. Such pretty fabric - I would maybe use it to make something for my friend's wee girl.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Hi There!

    This would be a really cute accent on a white pillow case! Or a dress!

  6. I feel like this fabric would do great with some color blocking on a dress, or maybe fun as a blouse. It's hard for me to decide (I can totally understand your dilemma with cutting it)!

  7. I would make a blouse for me! I love the fabric

  8. Such gorgeous fabric! I think it would make a fantastic blouse from a vintage pattern...

  9. Hey, I found your blog through Debi's sew grateful post, lived reading about how you got into sewing, as a fellow software engineer just starting out! I think I would make some sort of top from this fabric...

  10. Something about me.......I am the proud Kiki(aka grandma) to three beautiful little ones. I love spending time with my family and helping them in any way I can. In my spare time, I sew!

  11. Hi, I also found your blog at Debi's post about the giveaways. So you began to sew last year? I got my sewing machine on December 2010 and since then I'm trying to sew things for me and for my house. I wish I had more free time to sew :( I do have patterns, sewing magazines, fabric and many sewing books; I'm always reading about sewing and following the sewing blogs, but I barely sit at my sewing desk (what a pity). Maybe this will change some day!

    erika.mdrs (at)

    PS your blog is at my reader now!

  12. Oh wow that is really very pretty :) Are you sure you want to give it away? :)
    One of the things I miss about England are the pubs- there are just not that many over here!
    Anyway back to that fabric. That might just work as a lovely blouse (vintage style)...

  13. Oh, that's beautiful fabric. An accent on a dress or a vintage pattern. I would love to just touch and feel and then finally decide!

  14. Beautiful fabric!! I think it would make a great blouse. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  15. It's lovely and I would love a chance to win it. And I've got a pattern giveaway over on mine too if you like a bit of vintage :) Just click on my profile.,,

  16. Oh it is truly lovely. I've been thinking about blouses lately so that's probably what it'd become

  17. That is on very beautiful fabric! I think I'd make Megan Nielsen's Darling Ranges dress with it and dream of when summer will come to Seattle. =)

  18. This would look fabulous as a 50's Sarong-style dress! Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. What a lovely fabric! This would be perfect for either a sun dress or a separate set of top and skirt! I most certainly need some more "summery looking" items in my wardrobe. Thank you so much for the chance to win this stunning fabric! :)

  20. I love this fabric I'm planning out my spring and summer wardrobe and this would definatly be perfect for a play suit.

  21. This fabric is lovely - I can see why you couldn't bring yourself to cut into it. To me this print screams summer and a full skirt paired with cute red shoes, of course. You want to know something about me? I've been dreaming of spring since winter started... only a few months to go. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. That fabric is adorable! I would turn it into either a skirt, or a blouse. Not sure which yet.

    bramblewoodfashion {at} hotmail {dot} com

  23. I've been looking for an excuse to do something like the ModCloth "Day After Day" dress, and this would be perfect with some red piping!

  24. Oh wow, that's gorgeous. I'd love to make either a top or a simple dress out of that fabric. I'm a beginner sewer, so something simple, but with that fabric, it would be stunning!

  25. I must say I came to your giveaway because I was intrigued by your sewing history. :-)

    I'm wondering whether it would look good as another incarnation of my Andrea blouse... I have reworked the pattern since then to fit me better, but have not gotten around to trying that out yet...

  26. Oooh, pretty fabric! I'm thinking a 1940's blouse.....

    The 'Sew Grateful' week is so much fun - I've just found your blog through Debi's posts, snd now I'm a follower. So, hi! :-)

  27. If I'm not too late .... I'd love to enter - & would want to make something for me- a blouse, skirt or even a little shift dress. But in the spirit of Sew Grateful, might be convinced to make soemthing for someone else...maybe! If I am too late, never mind, I've had trouble on the internets & hadn't been able to download images- anyway - finally I get to visit you when I know we've had the smallest of Twitter conversations! Took me a while, but "hello"!

  28. I think it would make a lovely blouse, maybe a Sencha from Colette.

  29. I love the fabric - it would make such a cute skirt or top - not sure which way I would go. But I am moving into my new house soon and I will have my own sewing room! So I'll have plenty of room and time to figure it out :)


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