12.02.2009

SMS Giveaway Day or How I Lost My Mind

It's time for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day. I missed the last one because I was too busy and didn't want to miss this one. Of course, my grades are due tomorrow and I still have more research papers to mark, Jaxon was melting down left and right today, and the only craft show (at my friend's house) that I do is this weekend...but I still signed up. *sigh* So I took a break and whipped this up.

So here is the giveaway....


One sewing travel case containing a self healing mini cutting mat, a 12" ruler, a washable fabric pencil, a pair of scissors and a sewing pattern!



How this works: One entry per person, one comment equals an entry. All I ask is that you take a few seconds to make me feel good because I am way overloaded! Please leave your contact info or you will be disqualified.

Yes, I will ship internationally. You have until Dec. 6 to enter and I will ship by the 12th (Charlie's birthday!).

Full Disclosure:
1. Yes, the scissors are toddler scissors. They still cut, just not fabric...
2. The ruler is too long for the travel case so I kind of stuck it in the last pocket so it leans out the side....I bought the goodies before I made the case.
3. The topstitching on the outer flap that holds the velcro on is way crooked. Not thrilled about how the pattern had me do that. Dug around looking for something to cover it up and then gave up.
4. Just checked the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day entry to make sure I included everything I am meant to. The post doesn't go up until the Dec. 2. This is Nov. 30. I just pulled this rush job for nothing, could have been grading papers. D'OH!

Now I really need a boost. ;-)

306 comments:

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eatmoresmores said...

What an awesome giveaway! I could really use this travel sewing kit. I thought I would lose my mind after being on an 8 day trip with nothing to sew. This is a great idea! Merry Christmas to you!
Alice
stephensons4 at embarmail dot com

Michele said...

Oh my, that is just adorable. I was looking for something like that during my Thanksgiving travel.

I really love your blog. I'm adding it to my ever-growing list of inspiration.

LyndaG said...

Having juggled life for many years, I have become a collector of sayings to try to recenter when I feel overwhelmed -- so,excerpts from Ann Landers - Just for today, I will live through the next 12 hours and not try to tackle all of life's problems at once; I will believe in myself. I will give my best to the world and feel confident that the world will give its best to me....

Donna said...

I'm totally here to boost you . .I too am overwhelmed but that quilted advent calendar I wanted to make is lying on the couch (not on the wall yet, tonight!) and I'm taking some time to congratulate myself for getting it done by hopping around giveaway day.

We're having a giveaway, too -
http://kindredcrafters1.blogspot.com/

You have to know how much you as a blogger give . . this community is amazing and it's amazing because we all share so much and provide so much constant inspiration. So thank you for doing all you do!

kindredcrafters (at) gmail (dot) com

andrea creates said...

Aww, this is a great prize-so generous !!
hope you get good grades-good luck!

Nutsy Coco said...

Sorry you stressed yourself out with the wrong deadline, but it does look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

That is such a darling giveaway. I can never think of all those things when I want to do something like this. It looks classy. I love the fabric.
Thanks for your generosity
~a

HandbagsbyJen said...

Thanks for the great give away. You did a great job! No need to explain anything..you are giving something away for goodness sake!

Blacksheep Bliss said...

I like that kit. My daughter has actually been wanting to learn to do crafts and I think she would love it.

Jen said...

What a great organizer! I always end up throwing everything into one big bag, so this would be great. It looks great, and I bet no one would notice the topstitching if you didn't mention it.

Beth said...

with all that you do,quilting and such, or fourse you could be a little overwhelmed! I ususally try to step back, figure out what needs to be done and prioritze. one thing at at time :)

Mare said...

Just adorable!The idea and the fabrics! It would definitely make its way to my purse!

Jerri said...

Your kit is totally awesome! One of the best giveaways I've seen today! Grading papers can be fun, you are guiding our future and that is valuable. I am an aweful speller and could have used someone to grade my papers better. Hope things are turning around for you.

Missy Melissy said...

Oh my word, how cute. I could really use this. Come see my giveaway too. my e-mail is pharmacist4444@yahoo.com

Wendymoon said...

Great giveaway!

For a boost, I recommend turning your phone off and relaxing in the tub with a good book.

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and so pratical! We can all use a carrying case like that.

christin said...

How amazingly creative are you!?! Lovely prize!! Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I wish I had to talent to just "whip something up" like this! Too fun! I second the recommendation for a long bathtub soak, preferably with bubbles and a good book.

ruthiesmom16(at)yahoo(dot)com

lesleyandsara said...

this is such a wonderful giveaway!
thanks for teaching!

phillandlesley(at)msn(dot)com

craftnosis said...

i love the sewing kit - you are too hard on yourself! i haven't graded papers since my student teaching days, but i know how 'fun' that can be! hope the pile of papers is getting smaller!

thanks for entering my giveaway too, fellow ohio gal :)

Neverwas said...

That fabric is to die for! I love the black and white prints and they work so well with your traveling sewing kit. Even if I don't win, I'd love to find out the fabric line that is from so I can make something with it!

Michelle said...

Sorry you are sew busy, ( couldn't help myself ) There is an end in sight! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

I'm a teacher too! Hang in there - it's almost Christmas break!

Lise said...

What a great idea! I love taking a project along with me on vacation. I think it looks wonderful, despite the disclosures!

manuela said...

Hi Beth,
The case it's so beautifull. I would love to have it.

grendelskin said...

That's a terrific travel kit! And I looove your sewing room, it's so cheery and bright!
Thanks for choosing to teach!

BishopsMommie said...

that is a fantastic giveaway.. wow.. I am a newbie to sewing and I am trying but I get so intimidated every time I get out my grandmothers sewing machine I get to scard then I put it up.. I dont know how to get started. I am going to look soon for a class that might help me.. She died last year and so thats the one thing I wanted. My info Tina Mayo
bishopsmommie@yahoo.com thanks again!!

simplymodernmom.com said...

what a great gift idea! happy giveaway day! here's my giveaway http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/
simplymodernmom(at)gmail

redzshadow said...

This is one of the best ideas I have seen! I LOVE the fabrics you used. It is very inspiring and organized. This is a generous giveaway!

Having gone through college I am sure that the students are just as stressed about the grades as you are. :) Just breath, you obviously make beautiful projects! The quilts on your blog are really pretty.

the mama monster said...

this is such a great giveaway! i love your pretty blue paint in your craft room.
jacquelynbateman@hotmail.com

Nichole said...

cute idea! i think i might need to make myself one of those! that is, if i don't win. :)

good luck with your grading!

Simply Sarah said...

Wow! I can't imagine how you get all of this done! Bravo! And, I was part of your Christmas Quilt Swap and I think you did a fabulous job of keeping up with all of us!

Alissa said...

What an incredible gift you're offering! I love it! I am impressed with your ability to get so much done! I love the colors you've used in everything. Your house looks adorable, along with loving, the most important!

Mama Lusco said...

This is a fantastic prize! Thanks. My prize is slightly imperfect, too! :) Life's too busy to worry about all the details! Thank you.
alusco@centurytel.net

Betsy said...

Lovely! I especially like the 2 black-and-white patterns together!

Sarah Seitz said...

You are too cute! I think what you made is adorable. I love the idea of having a mini travel pack of all the essentials of sewing. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Love this sewing travel kit! Just found your blog, and I like it so far. Love blogs and your's is neat. Keep it up and Happy Holidays!
Tammy

~Michelle~ said...

Cute organizer! I could prolly use something like that...I'm not entirely sure of where my rotary cutters are right now, buried in a box somewhere... So I may have to use kitchen scissors to cut my giveaway fabric, boo!

MichelleM said...

This is perfect! I am always traveling to and from my friend's to sew.

Steph said...

That is just so very cool! Thank you for making this in your busy schedule.

stephw3-at-yahoo

Rebecca said...

Wow! What a great give-away item! You are a talented sewer - and this is such a practical idea! I love it! My emil is linked to my post name. Thanks!

Jenny said...

Your giveaway is so thoughtful. The case is great, and my daughter would love the scissors...probably the case as well! I would adore to have a small cutting mat.

Thank you for taking the effort during your very busy time to make a gift to share with other crafters!

Sue Cahill said...

You sound like a very successful multi-tasker, you should be proud. I can't even get myself organized to get out the door in the morning let alone do all you are doing and participate in the giveaway.

Your prize is lovely and practical..whoever is the lucky winner will be very grateful you are so talented.

Give yourself a big pat on the back.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Jenna H. said...

This is a really clever little collection - everything is useful and you made the pouch yourself. Thanks for the time and effort!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

sommerkind said...

this looks so neat. I always miss my sewing stuff when I'm travelling. It's not so bad to have no time for sewing for a month as long as the sewing machine is close, but I can't stand a week without it on holiday. I alwasy take something like English Paper piecing with me to have something to sew.

Nicole said...

What an adorable idea- and I think it looks fantastic!! We are always so tough on our own work :) Thank you for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!!
Nicole.Vink@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I'm right there with ya! I'm starting new projects with others to finish and have a 2 year old b-day party to get ready for on 14th! I LOVE your travel kit even with the crooked topstitching :)

Erica said...

This is great! Thank you!
BTW..your sewing room is FANTASTIC!

Dee said...

Virtual Shiatsu massage, hot cup of your flavor choice cocoa, tea or coffee, pedicure and a nice relazing hot bath headed your way!

Merry Christmas!
http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/
mayhem5@softhome.net

ggross@optonline.net said...

That is just fantastic! Doesn't it make you want to run away to craft somewhere else?
It does get easier, I promise. Then the kid wants to craft with you...and will be making things for you.
Hang in there, and thanks for welcoming us all this way!

Mary said...

You are too funny!
This would be great for when I want to sew, but also want to spend time with my husband. I could use this portable kit in the living room while spending QT time with the hubs!

Catlin said...

What a great idea! I think we are all busy this time of year, but at least you are doing something for others! Good for you!

cmgedge at hotmail dot com

Cori Lewis said...

Love the giveaway! and the holiday scrap quilt. I think the important thing to remember when you are overwhelmed is to BREATHE. that and Sewing is suppose to be fun, so make it fun!!

Melissa said...

Good luck with grading! Christmas break should be coming soon!

Lauranie said...

Your sewing room is SPECTACULAR, the things you make are BEAUTIFUL, regardless of the flaws...which are supposed to be there to remind us that OVERtalented ppl like you are still human....and you are a TEACHER for heaven's sake...THANK YOU for caring about our children!! This is a FABULOUS giveaway, thank you for being so generous!! :)

Candice@Made With Love said...

Such a great giveaway idea! Thank you for this opportunity! You mentioned that stitching was a bit crooked- but no worries that's part of the homemade charm! :)

Susan said...

Great giveaway!

Wishing you easier days, which, wine does that for me. And I'm sending Charlie early birthday wishes!

Merry Christmas!

Petit Debutant said...

that is an awesome idea, the travel pouch, I'll have to make my own if I don't win. Thanks for sharing your lovely blog

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Love, love, love this kit! If I don't win, I'm going to have to try to make one up.

merlinthecat said...

Great prize and big (((hugs))) for you! I hope you have a good day!

merlithecat at gmail.com

Tara said...

Not only is this travel kit way too cool, your sewing room is drool worthy. No wonder you can make such cool stuff! Your cutting table alone is awesome, can't wait to see more! Thanks for taking time out of your oh so busy life to think of us poor saps that want to win what you make us! That's the spirit of generosity in action, for sure!

Thanks for the chance to win! And I hope I made you feel good!

Tracy said...

That is just too cute!

You are so talented...I can so relate to the whole'busy' thing..been that way myself too. Hope you have a blessed day and you get waaay less busy ;o}

dixiemango said...

Oh, you are too hard on yourself. I am sure it is beautiful... it's handmade after all. That is beauty enough. You can do it... breathe... now take a deeper breathe... say, "I'm the most beautifulest princess in all the world." There you go! All better, right!

Turbo Tot's Mom said...

I am adding your blog to my "favorites" ... I love the travel kit idea!

Kimberly said...

Wow! You just whipped that up! You are amazing...

Thanks for hosting the great giveaway.

attemptincreativity at gmail dot com

Cecily said...

What a dedicated teacher/designer/crafter. You did some amazing things last week. You should feel great. (Of course the pending end of the semester should give you a much needed break.)

How's that for a boost?

free indeed said...

Who will notice when this is a working travel bag??? Thanks for taking hte time to participate...it does get crazy once the Holidays roll up. I never get done what I intend to do.
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

RetroGirl said...

That rushing paid off, because the travel kit is darling!

kynaroyal(at)yahoo(dot)com

sandyandcosmo said...

Aren't we always our own worst critic?! I think your project turned out beautifully and I would be happy to find it in my mailbox!

punkrockgirl said...

This is an awesome gift! Thanks for your hard work. did you get grades in? remember, drinking coffee helps the words fly out when writing research papers!
Thanks!
kari


klukes (at) gmail (dot) com

Rhiannon said...

From the student's perspective, we're studying really hard for finals and we appreciate all your hard work. Well, I do. Good luck!

Jen said...

This such a pretty give away! I'm impressed you had time to make this in the midst of the busyness of the end of the term...

sewfunky said...

What a fantastic idea! I need one of those big time!!!

I know what you mean about being super busy at this time of the year, everything just goes crazy!

Please enter me in the draw!

mommymae said...

what a great giveaway! and i know you rushed, but then you had tons of time afterward to grade papers, right?!? right?!?!?!

hana said...

what a cute set :D thanks for doing the giveaway even though you're busy! it's much appreciated.

kestch said...

Really love your giveaway!
Hope you are feeling a little less stressed! i am a neonatal professor & know that sometimes things can be a bit tough - but the holidays are just around the corner!
merry Christmas!

sfer said...

I hope you really are taking it with as much humor as you seem to show on your post. You made me laugh, and that wasn't easy tonight! This is the first time I stop around here (thanks, SMS!!), but I surely will return in the future.

Cheer up and take some time off to enter other people's giveaways. Keep calm and carry on, don't they say that?

Hugs from Barcelona, Spain

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

Regina said...

What a lovely giveaway. Who wouldn"t want to craft on the go with this kit!! So awesome!

refibered said...

Thanks for offering a great giveaway! Love the b/w fabrics, my current "crush" fabrics. lol

You have a lovely blog and I've just added you to my reader. Hope you got your grading done!

Joanna said...

Calm down. You've got the giveaway all set, you'll get the papers done and then it's semester break, right? Relax and enjoy your son. And your giveaway is a good one! If I win, I can definitely use the travel case. The cutting mat is a nice touch. You did a great job, and I hope I win. I'm signing up to receive your feed. Thank you.

GloJoeSews said...

Wow, it's really nice. Ur cute with ur full disclosures! Everything I make has SOMETHING askew--I thought THAT was the charm! Anyway, I'd be proud and happy to travel around with ur wonderful gift! P.S. Grading papers--I hear ya sista. Ugh, report cards b4 winter break!

Anna Maschke said...

Your full disclosure makes me smile. It looks so fun, and the safety scissors would be a big hit around here. This is a great giveaway. Take a breath, relax, and enjoy!

jojoebi said...

what a fantastic idea, much better than my current craft travel bag AKA everything shoved in a bag! You must be a super woman to knock this up when you are so busy :o)

A. said...

Great giveaway. Great blog.

And, uh, you've got nice legs? Does that make you feel better :-)?

albeaton (at) aol (dot) com

michelou said...

What a great giveaway! Everyone gets busy this time of year, just take a deep breath, hug some loved ones and smile!

Michelle
michelou[at]gmail[dot]com

Will & Greta said...

What a great idea! I give private sewing lessons to some adorable kids and this would be a much better alternative to lugging around my huge tool box full of pins and scissors. Aloha from Hawaii!

Sofia ;) said...

What a great kit you've made there!!! And a great idea too!
Very handy.
Just take a step back to look at all the beautiful things that happened this year (I'm sure there are many happy moments there!!!) and think about all the better things that are just around the corner!!!!
Hello from Greece!!

Tanya said...

I think we all get caught up in life and forget to breathe. YOu giveaway is adorable! I love to sew too and could certainly use that mat, mine has seen better days.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

I think your sewing travel case is super cute! Congrats to you on getting it done, it sounds like you have a lot on your plate!

Thanks!

narniamum(at)gmail(dot)com

Ellyn said...

put your feet up & have a cup of tea while you grade.... your giveaway is lovely! thanks for doing it

Tina said...

When you said that you had lost your mind I had to giggle. i signed up for the giveaway too and stayed up until 1am making something for it. At least I didn't have any grades due! just three little guys to run after, well, four if you count my husband.
This is a great giveaway! Good job!!

Jody said...

What an awesome giveaway....I'd absolutely love to win and promise to put everything to good use...crossing my fingers!
jodym7@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

What a great giveaway! You can never have too many rulers. I love your fabric choices too.

Lindsey G said...

If you just "whipped that up" then I'm hanging my head in shame for how long a small simple project takes me! Nice job!

grl_4_God@hotmail.com

crazyestonian said...

Lol at your full disclosure. Btw, if the scissors are fiskars then they do cut fabric. Not quite as smoothly as the adult version but my 4 year old has been cutting fabric with similar scissors for 2 years now. And they cut extra well when the mam back is turned, especially from the center of a yard sized piece, lol.

Greta said...

Beth I think it looks great! I am amazed at how much you manage to get done daily as it is. Do you ever sleep?

mframe said...

I love the travel case. I travel a lot during the summer and this would be great. I understand having to grade papers. I have a huge stack sitting beside me!!

Little C and Little J said...

Oh, so sorry you are overwhelmed, that is no fun. This travel kit is perfect, I would love to give it to a coworker who is getter her start with sewing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Love the full disclosure; too funny! The travel kit is great; could use it for quilting bee on Thursday nights.

calicodaisy said...

Hey! What a great idea! Useful and cute! And, what can you expect? Career, little one, need to craft, craft show coming up.... It never fails to pile up!

Desiree said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez
simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

nanaandpapa1 said...

love love love the fabric. U R the best.

ps. I have a great little scissors to use in this case, no one will know if I do a quick switcheroo (mine is orange too)

Julie in WA said...

It is such fun to visit new blogs and see how creative other people can be! I am loving the flat tv quilt cover! Now THAT is creative! I am going to go back through your archives to see what else you have invented!
prjule(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Lou said...

You do lovely work and you are being so generous with your time by doing this.
Thanks,
maryloufreil@gmail.com

Mary said...

Came for the giveaway, but I'm really looking forward to reading more of your posts and seeing all the work! It looks awesome!

Thanks for the giveaway!
ferilyn@yahoo.com

SheilaC said...

I love the travel bag!! I would be honored to win it!


Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

SheilaC

shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

Points to ponder:

Stress is the trash of modern life - we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. ~Danzae Pace


Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Malcolm S. Forbes

Carol in E TN said...

Love your fabric choices for the Sewing Bag. Thanks for a great giveaway.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

How sweet you are to put together such a wonderful giveaway. Keep up your sense of humor - all of us who have just found your blog through the contest are looking forward to spending more time with you! Thanks for participating and I hope that I'm the winner!

Linda
RLGF3@att.net

Paper Tiger said...

I love the idea of a travel sewing case! Good luck grading.

Jessica Jo said...

Hey, why do gorillas have big nostrils? BECAUSE THEY HAVE BIG FINGERS!

messy_mcspud(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

This is such a great giveaway! THANK YOU!
By the way, I LOVE LOVE the pictures of your sewing room! It's to die for!!
Hope things get easier for you soon!
Happy Holidays!
h_freund@Hotmail.com

Valerie said...

this really is a fantastic gift. Not jsut the stuff inside, but the pouch is lovely. i'm pretty sure I would take it with me, regardless of wether or not I actually needed to sew something or not :)

In case it does not show up, my email is

RedheadsRuletheworld@gmail.com

Jessica said...

This travelling kit is such a good idea. So handy. You are so smart to have thought of it and so sweet to be sharing! Thanks for a chance to win.
curry(dot)jessica(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Prickly said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win these neat things. You're very generous.
I'm sorry that you're overloaded, but you're doing important work. Where would we be without conscientious teachers?

jaybird said...

i hope you get some time to yourself soon!! your little case is super cute & i'd love to win it!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I think the crooked topstitching (that probably only you would ever notice) will just add charm to it!

Thank you for entering me in the drawing.

Natasha said...

I think that the travel case is wonderful, such dedication to whip that out!! and so generous!

cre8b2ru@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!

Natasha said...

I think that the travel case is wonderful, such dedication to whip that out!! and so generous!

cre8b2ru@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!

Amanda said...

lol... I LOVE the full disclosure section, that is sooo something I would do. And I also took a look around your blog. The tv cover is awesome! You should sell those!

Vacuum Queen said...

This is a WAY generous giveaway!!! Don't get overloaded...it's awful right now, isn't it? On one hand, you feel like doing "Christmas" in October or November is too early. But then again, once December hits, it's like "oh nooooooo! I'm BEHIND!!!"
I've just decided to be the slow turtle - steady yet slowwwww.

Mama24Monkeys said...

What a great idea. I never thought about making a sewing travel kit, I have just tossed all my extras in a zip lock bag and hope for the best. Your idea is so much more fun! Thanks for being so generous!
kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

Silka said...

Thanks for having such a neat giveaway. I was looking at your old entries and saw your son as Dr. Horrible, I have to say that I really love the costume.

Have a nice day,
Silka
silkaphyllis at gmail.com

Kim said...

Okay... let's boost ya!

Your quilting is FANTASTIC. I've been browsing your blog and am wishing I lived next door to you so I could come visit and learn from you. You're a textile genius, lady!

And thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

kimmieluwho at yahoo dot ca

gill said...

hi
what a grat pouch - just perfect for taking to classes - you clever thing! (feeling better??!!)
gillx

SisterlyLove said...

Oh dear! I hope you get to rest soon.
Lovely giveaway!!

Genevieve
www.prettywit.etsy.com
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

katevet said...

I love your blog! Just found it, and I'm RSSing you :)
Thank you for a lovely giveaway! hope you're feeling better!

Shelly said...

Big deep breath in and blow it away.......now repreat. This can be a very overwhelming time of year.....and we can only do and be so much. My wish for you is peace in your soul and a better tomorrow!!
Cheers!
P.S. can't win unless you enter....thank you

baukje said...

What a great giveaway, look at my blog for the clutch that you can win.

miss fancy said...

Ohhhhh this is simply lovely, love your blog too! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern. Do you share where you found it or was it your own creation?
frenjen@hotmail.com

Jodi said...

What a great idea for a giveaway. I love the fabric you choose.

Bethany said...

I had to laugh seeing the tv cover! What a cute and great idea! I also love the wonky stars. I am working on some right now with vintage sheets. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Tricia said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I'm sure it looks perfect. SOmetimes we are our own worst critics!

Thanks! tlandes1004(at)gmail(dot)com

Corvus said...

That is a gorgeous and practical piece of work. As for being overloaded, all I've got is that tired and worn aphorism "whatever doesn't kill you...". Thing is, I suspect that aphorisms become aphorisms because they are very often true. I have this hypothesis that all the deep truths and realizations of life can be found in aphorism form, but we hear them so often that we don't realize their truth until we experience it ourselves.

Then again, there are a lot of aphorisms that contradict each other. Call it a situation-specific hypothesis.

The one I always cling to in hard times is "this too shall pass". The sun will come out some day soon and you'll have absolutely nothing in front of you.

Then you'll probably be bored. :P

corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

amber said...

i love it!!!!! wow school, kids and sew you are one busy women. Good luck with your school paper. Have a great holiday

Dresden said...

You are so generous to give away so many fun and useful things! I love your blog, I was looking through some of your entries...you projects are amazing! I especially like the TV cover you made, so adorable. Keep going, you're very talented! Feel free to take a look at my give away-give you a chance to win since you're so generous...postsofinspiration.blogspot.com

Stephen & Tricia said...

Oh, I hate it when rushed projects don't come out exactly the way you want! Nevertheless, it is a very cute kit!

Miss Grapefruit said...

Wow! You shouldn't have said anything, it all looked amazing to me! Particularly your choice of fabric. I absolutely love it.

Thanks!

Paula
paula(at)paulamariani(dot)com

--ginger. said...

I always have a stack of papers staring at me from some corner of my house where I've stuck them to try to make myself grade them--and I have to say that SEWING IS A MUCH BETTER IDEA THAN GRADING. Sorry for yelling when I don't know you well, but I feel strongly about this. Really strongly. If you graded before sewing you'd be so hard on them anyway that you'd feel bad and like redo all the grades anyway, so really the sewing is a sort of TIME SAVER. There you have it.

Love the travel case. Love it.

Sarah said...

You are so generous! i love the little case! thanks for the giveaway!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

Love this little case! I think its super cute and would love to call it my own! Hey, I have the tree skirt half done, so it really will be coming your way soon! One less thing to stress about....!

Lisa B said...

You have papers to grade...I have a research paper to write and xmas sewing to finish. But here I am drooling over your adorable travel bag. LOVE IT!

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am also doing a giveaway. I have two blogs, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is having a giveaway on her sewing blog as well, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Hope you'll stop by and have a look around and enter our giveaways.

Have a blessed day.

Trudy

Sara said...

Hi,
I know how it is about rushing around at the last minute only to discover it wasn't the last minute after all - for years after I graduated school I had dreams that I had forgotten about an entire class and was bound to fail...

btw - I like your tv cover. I might make some thing like that myself, convince the baby it is not indeed a tv with buttons. :)

summernightsmiles said...

Such a cute giveaway! And I know exactly how you feel about being overloaded... I'll will all work out!

Gin said...

oh my! you sure have beaten all other giveaways. I think this is my favourite, crooked seams and all! Thanks so much for the effort and for putting together such a generous prize!!
patriciaconesa@gmail.com

SarahVee said...

You are a boost to us! A great prize. With so much going on remember why you love it. Stay in the moment. Make a list. Eat chocolate. Plan to make something for you when the season is over!:) Thanks for the chance.

Katie said...

Your quilting blocks are lovely! I'm just starting out with quilting and looking for inspiration. I've made two baby quilt toppers so far! You have a great giveaway.

TheFancyFritter said...

What a fun little case! Thanks for the giveaway in the midst of all the things you need to do! :) Hope I win! Thanks! thefancyfritter@gmail.com

Marjorie said...

Great giveaway, very generous! Hope things have calmed down for you. Please enter me.

RyanSarahN said...

Hey did you hear about the kidnapping in NYC?
...........
...........
He woke up.

:P Hope things get better! Thanks for the great giveaway!

ryansarahn at gmail dot com

Cassie said...

This too shall pass. We all go through hard times--especially in today's busy bustling world! At least you can go to your craft to relax! Feel better soon!

cassandra.pendergraff (at)gmail (dot) com

Mindee said...

I love your full disclosure cause I've been there :) It is so easy to be hard on ourselves, isn't it?? However, the picture is very cute! Whoever wins will love it! That I am sure of!

Thanks for having a giveaway!!

mindeehall(at)yahoo(dot)com

bellsjo said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I love it - it is such a clever idea! I hope you have got those papers marked - I will have about 90 papers to mark next week so know just how you feel. Our day jobs really do get in the way of the really important stuff like sewing!

Shirley said...

The tv cover is so fun! I don't have a tv anymore so I wonder if I could cover something else with something like that!

Shirley said...

Sorry I forgot my email address! shirleyssalad (at)gmail(dot) com.

Alli Forsyth said...

What a great blog...I've never seen it and am excited to have found it. Thanks for the chance to win...

allison.forsyth@comcast.net

Alli

Pandora31 said...

This is totally awesome! I need a travel sewing case. Be glad you finished it, cuz once it's off the list, it can't go back on. I'm sorry for the meltdowns, they always come when you feel like your about to meltdown too.. At least, that's the case over here......

The Schaper Scene said...

This time of year can be so overwhelming. Just take a deep breath and do something just for you!

Great giveaway!

kikisdeals@hotmail.com

Kari said...

What a great giveaway item! So cute and yet functional. :)

My email can be found in my blogger profile.

Thanks!

Carol said...

Such a clever thing to make. It is so pretty!! Congratulations.

leigh7911 said...

How awesome is this? What a really great idea. I think it looks great. Mind you, *all* of my seams are wonky too... :D

Cal said...

Excellent giveaway and brave of you to have participated even though life is hectic. In the other hand, sewing does call to me when I am facing deadlines, so maybe it is a good thing for your mental health to still sew away when the all that busyness strikes.

Brooke said...

very good idea... I have to move my sewing stuff all the time! And can always use more toddler scissors!

Hilda Siemens said...

what a fantastic giveaway and I have to say I really love your blog header.

katt said...

I too am feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. To help, I try to take a step back each day and look at the things I was able to accomplish (or start, or finish) rather than the things I didn't get to. I even bought a journal in which I write the date and keep track of things I did over the course of the day. When it feels as though you didn't get anything done, you can look at that list and see you actually did quite a bit!

stitchinpenny said...

The case is great. We are our own worst critics.

pennyguglie@aol.com

Vinglefr√łken said...

Very practical and great looking prize! One wise - and busy, but always seemingly organized woman once said to me: only wear one hat at a time - or if things seem overwhelming, you just have to start in one corner, and congratulate yourself for everything you get done, and start again tomorrow! :-)

Birgit said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Oh, did I already mention how lovely your giveaway prize is? Thanks for your generosity and this great chance. Does that make you feel good? Sure it does -- big karma points for sure! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

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