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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.

Comments

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

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  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.....

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

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  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!

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  5. Hi There!

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

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  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)!

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

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

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  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...

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  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!

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  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) gmail.com

    PS your blog is at my reader now!

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  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)...

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  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!

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

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  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.,,

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

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  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. =)

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  18. This would look fabulous as a 50's Sarong-style dress! Thanks for the giveaway.
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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  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! :)

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

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  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!

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

    ~Ashley
    bramblewoodfashion {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  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!

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  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!

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  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... http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/andrea-blouse I have reworked the pattern since then to fit me better, but have not gotten around to trying that out yet...

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  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! :-)

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  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"!

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

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  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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