Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway Day!

Sew, Mama, Sew! hosts Giveaway Day. It is one of the best days (now weeks) of the year. I love visiting all of the great blogs and seeing all of the great things other people make! Some of my favorite blogs have been found by clicking on the Giveaway day links. If you are visiting from clicking today, thanks for coming by. Let me tell you about myself. I'm a wife and a mom to a 6 year old daughter and 20 month old son. I work full time and sew in my free time. I quilt and sew and craft and embroider. I learned how to knit last year, but I haven't spent much time doing it. I originally started this blog to keep track of everything I've made. In blogging, I like to think that I've inspired my friends to start sewing too, and once a month, I've been hosting my friends for a sewing day. That inspired me to issue a Handmade Holiday Challenge. Be sure to check it out while you are here. Maybe you'll want to come back next week to win another prize!
Now for my Giveaway Day giveaway. This time I'm giving away a great lined drawstring bag.

I used Kona Plumberry and some Wonderland by Momo for the outside. The inside is Connecting Threads Butter. I love this Wonderland print because of the sewing things hidden in. The green irons are my favorite on this side and I love the scissors on the other side.

I used the great Lined Drawstring Tutorial from In Color Order. This is the second bag I've made with this tutorial and it's great.
To enter this giveaway, leave me a comment. I'd like to know what your favorite tutorial is lately. I learn so much from other bloggers and I'd like to know who you get inspired by. If you don't have any (ridiculous!), tell me what you are working on. For another entry, follow me and let me know you are a follower! I'll randomly pick a winner.  I hope you'll find something that interests you while you are here and that you'll come back! Now I'm off to click those giveaway links!!!
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119 comments:

MG said...

I love that drawstring bag tutoial but haven't had a chance to make one yet. I'm hoping to find time this week to make some gift bags with it.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I have used several tutorials to learn to make cathedral windows and hexies. they were all great!

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

I also have beening eyeing that drawstring bag. It is so cute. My latest tute is the library book bag from lime gardenias- it was posted on the sew mama sew blog this summer. I made three of them for my daughter's friends. Thanks for the chance.

Erika said...

Thanks! I can't think of a specific tutorial but Casey from Casey's Elegant Musings ALWAYS inspires me!

erikaahaj at verizon.net

Emilyplays said...

Adorable bag! One of my fav tutorials is the box bag - a couple of folks have done them, they are just so useful!

Lindsay said...

I love that bag. My favorite tutorials are the ones for stand along fabric boxes.

Michell said...

I liked the one I found for a teabag caddy. Simple and easy to make

Anonymous said...

My favorite tutorial lately is for a fabric whirlygig (that's my name for it!)

http://loveaffairwithmybrother.blogspot.com/2011/08/charm-flower.html

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Rookie said...

What a gorgeous bag - perfect for small balls of yarn :)

I am currently working on a number of clutches as Xmas gifts for the women in my life. I love pinterest for all kinds of bag tuts and my dashboard is filling up faster than I can sew - teehee.

Thank you for a great giveaway.

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Pacas said...

Hi, love your bag, it would be great to keep my small yarn projects. At this moment I'm doing some crochet cowls and a hexagon blanket.

Second Chance Tan said...

I love the dumpling tutorial, link here....

http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/tutorials/

I have made 7 of these for Christmas gifts this year!

Pop over to my blog, I am joining in this give away too.

http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

m hoch drei said...

My favourite tutorial at the moment is the advent calendar sewing at farbenmix.de .. they publish only a small part of it every day, so you don't know exactly what you are sewing.

Amber said...

My favorite tutorial is here: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/10/free-raes-basic-newborn-pant-sewing-pattern/

It's for newborn baby pants that fit over cloth diapers. Perfect for his cloth diapering mama due in March :)

ELNM said...

Adorable bag. Thanks for the chance to win! ellen@myerly.net

Jingle said...

This is such a cute bag! My favorite tutorial lately is one I wrote! LOL! http://www.mayarts.com/blog/snowflake-christmas-tree-ornament/

Karen P. said...

my favorite tutorial has been anna of noodleheads ruffled clutch!

Sarah said...

What a great bag!

Well. my favorite tutorial isn't actually a tutorial per say. I've been working recently on making several blankets as gifts how my mom used to make them. She always had cotton on one side (could be plain or patchwork) and then really soft fleece or minkie on the other side. This makes it like a sheet and blanket in one. You can have the fleece on you if you are really cold, or the cotton if you just want comfort. They're amazing blankets.

(my birthday is Saturday, and this would be such a great birthday present!)

Annie said...

I would like to try this very tutorial!

Beth said...

My recent favorite is a cathedral window over at the moda bake shop.
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristin said...

I love this tute for bias binding. http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/06/continuous-bias-binding-tutorial.html

KD-Quilts said...

My favorite is this bag right now (I made one for my giveaway too!) I love the colors you used!

Shirley said...

What a lovely bag. I haven't made this because there aren't any little ones around to make it for but it's just such a cute idea. http://balancingeverything.com/2008/11/28/roll-up-kitchen-playmat-tutorial/

Nancy said...

I'm just learning how to use tutorials online. So far I've made a reversible tote bag, very basic and a bunting. I love the ideas I find online!

nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

Lindsay Conner said...

What a pretty drawstring pouch! This is my new favorite tutorial--just made the "tiny bag" with it earlier this week. :)

Lindsay Conner said...

Following your blog! Happy to find you :)

Kristi said...

I made the dragon slippers from Made for my son's 2nd birthday earlier this month. They turned out great!

Heather said...

I've enjoyed making a cute little quilt from a sew along on GenX Quilter. The tutorials were for each block.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Thanks for the great bag giveaway- so cute! I have lots of tutorials out there too but my favorite one lately is http://www.bettycrockerass.com/2011/10/updated-ipad-rest-tutorial.html which I plan to make for my husband. :)

Cinnamon said...

Cute bag! A really good quilting blog is Chasing Cottons. She's taking a break for the moment (pregnant) but there is a goldmine of info in her older posts. Thanks for joining the fun.
scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita said...

Here's the link...don't laugh...
http://www.sewsweetness.com/2011/09/tame-your-bobbins.html
This has made me very happy! I have three cases of bobbins and you won't believe how amazing they look now!

Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!

gill said...

What a great bag - I love the fabrics you've used!
I like the bag tutorials at allpeoplequilt.com - my favourite is the pick-a-pocket purse. If you don't know it you should check it out!

gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Snoodles said...

I love all of Jeni's tuts at In Color Order...I particularly want to make the duffle bag she did. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome bag!

enbartlett said...

I've been looking at lots of felt food tutorials and ideas.

dianne said...

I have been haunting the food lately looking for something new to try.
jmclean at mts dot net

♥Duff said...

this tut has gotten so much mileage! Amazing! I love jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts--she's always got something cooking up. http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com/
her e-Z runner just went live at Sew We Quilt: http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/12/comfort-and-joy-with-another.html

lorraine said...

i really like this one (its not sewing related) which is 3 dimensional stars made out of envelopes :) http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2011/11/security-stars.html

raineoc@yahoo.com

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

That fabric is really pretty! I like this tutorial I did for a kid'smagnetic chalkboard lap desk http://ellebelleblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/lap-desk-is-pretty-much-essential-for.html

OhioMomPatriot said...

I just finished a tutorial of my own. I do love popping in on Moda Bake Shop and getting inspired. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Kelly said...

Well, I would have said Jeni's drawstring bag tute, but since you already mentioned that one, I'll go with this little pocket organizer: http://littlebiggirlstudio.blogspot.com/2011/10/12-days-of-christmas-blog-hop-organizer.html

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

My favorite tutorial right now is the new poly-more clay ornament tutorial on the spicy pinecone blog

Kimberly said...

I love your fabric choices. One of my favorite tutorials is the Keyka Lou dumpling pattern:
http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/lets-make-dumplings-free-zip-pouch-tutorial.html

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sally said...

This bag is adorable! I have the tutorial on my list of things to be made before Christmas as I want to give a couple with gifts inside.

Most recently, I loved a tutorial for a "Peek-A-Boo Toy Sack" It's a bag that essentially has a clear vinyl window in order to be able to see the contents. I can't wait to gift the ones that I made.

nakedk9 said...

What a great bag!

I just discovered tutorials recently and haven't had the chance to make many. I'm going to give this bag a try cause I always need project bags for my knitting.

Lynn said...

ooh i love this!
i really like the keyka lou dumpling. it's super sweet!

thanks for the giveaway!

MissMary said...

I just made a notebook cover using V & Co's tutorial. I also enjoyed making a starburst block (I think?) from Film in the Fridge.

Emma B. said...

I have been loving sew4home.com's travel accessory tutorials. I have made several flat iron cases for Christmas gifts, and may try the makeup brush case tutorial next!

Your drawstring bag is cute! I love the colors and mix-match of fabrics/patterns.

Emma B. said...

I'm now a follower! Keep up the good work blogging!

Libby said...

I'm organizing a quilt-a-long on one of my forums and so the tutorial we're all using (a Moda Bakeshop Tutorial for Sugar quilt) is my current favorite.

Lisa E said...

Your bag is beautiful! I have ambitions to make the circle of geese pattern next year. It's at
http://machenundtun.blogspot.com/2010/05/circle-of-geese-block-tutorial.html

Lauranie said...

I like this bag...maybe I should check out that tutorial!! There are so many awesome tutorials out there AND now I have pinterest...GAH!! So much inspiration and so little time!! Thanks for the chance, have fun with your giveaway! :)

Ashley said...

I love drawstring bags. I get most of my tutorials off of Pintrest. I am currently working on some homemade ornaments!

Ashley said...

I am now an official follower of your blog!

angelina said...

im preparing for surgery.
this bag is beautiful
imisswaylon@hotmail.com

Njeri said...

Check out Dana-made-it.com

anghhong said...

I used jordy's tote tutorial to make my first tote successfully.
anghhong@yahoo,com

hueisei said...

I loves Ayumi aka Pink Penguin tutorial.
Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

hueisei said...

I'm a follower via GFC.

Robin said...

The last tute I used was to make a little fold up hussif. I put it in my work bag just in case!!!

Robin said...

I am also a new follower!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed making the boys wallet using the tutorial on Noodle-head. I found it on Sew Mama Sew. It is usually hard to find something to sew for boys.

Pat K.
tkelley5(at)charter(dot)(net)

Katie's been Quilting said...

Lately I like checking out the mug-rug tutorials and putting my own twist on them. They are quick and easy and turn out SO cute.
katie.m.hall (at) gmail (dot) com

Katie's been Quilting said...

i'm now a follower of your blog.

Silke Scheller said...

What a pretty bag.
My favourite tutorials are 12 gifts of christmas by ellisonlane.blogspot.com.
Hope you have fun.
If you like, check my Giveaway.
Silke
schellersilke@web.de

deserae said...

I love noodlehead's gathered clutch tutorial

CMEH said...

there is a coin purse with a snap tutorial I found on pinterest that I love, thanks for great giveaway

christina said...

I saw a tutorial for a really full swingy skirt that I want to try :-)
c_mcmullan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

I like a bow tie tutorial I saw on Etsy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Amy said...

I love the rollie pollie by Dana from MADE. Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Vanessa at Rescued Goods said...

Such a pretty bag-awesome job! Tutorial-not really sure. I have made a few clutches from Made By Lex from her tutorial-it is great. Thanks for the chance. Have to check out your handmade challenge now:)

baukje said...

I am sorry I do not have one. I am a quilter and I have lots of books with tips.

Anonymous said...

Well, the best tutorial I tried was the quilt with different cats...very cute.
Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize.
Kind regards from Germany.
Claudia
frauknopf@gmx.de

@pril said...

Most recently, oven mitts.

tara said...

I have been seeing this pattern a lot. I might have to get one for myself.
I am working on a Tula Pink Crown quilt.
Tutorials? I have made many twiddle tails magic burrito pillowcases. Love it

Tamster said...

I am working on some more backpacks using a tutorial from Kitchycoo. Details are all here...

http://tamstersshowtell.blogspot.com/

Although the ones I am currently making are for boys

Needled Mom said...

Your bag is adorable. I love the fabric choices. When I look for tutorials, I tend to search Moda Bakeshop first. I always come away with such great ideas. My next one will be their ironing board cover.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I so love this pouch. I am a wee bit obsessed with Wonderland fabric!! One of my favourite tutorials is the crayon roll on Skip to my Lou's blog - I've made 5 now!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I watch tutorials on knitting stitches. I am knitting a climbing leaves loose cowl.

Autie said...

I have learned a lot from peg people tutorials. Such fun!

jqluo said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!
I loves SMS tutorial.

LethargicLass said...

This pouch is my favourite tutorial LOL... I have made about 10... but I would *love* this one for myself :)

LauraH said...

I like to knit too. Right now I'm knitting dishcloths for teacher presents. They are cute and I enjoy it! Thanks for the great giveaway!
laurahughes at charter dot net

Josée Carrier said...

Lovely drawstring bag! I would love to carry my sewing projects in it. Lately, I've done Christmas stockings following Dentse Schmidt free pattern:http://dsquilts.com/fabric_and_patterns.asp?PageID=214.

Blonde Catalogue said...

I love these earrings http://shopruche.blogspot.com/2011/08/project-diy-arrowhead-earrings.html

Jeannie D said...

Well the tutorial I just finished was not sewing, it was birdseed wreaths (in mini bundt pans) from Martha Stewarts craft blog.Cheers!

mynadala(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann S said...

Working on a scarf right now, the pattern is in the book more last-minute knitted gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I'm loving how beautiful it is and how quickly it is knitting up as Christmas is getting so close!

Jennifer said...

Love your bag! I am ALWAYS super inspired by Make it And Love It! Her tutorials are great. You probably already know that.

Judi said...

I haven't worked directly from a tutorial in awhile, but usually just get ideas from what I see and then recreate them. So sorry I don't have a link for you.

SewLindaAnn said...

Love your choice of fabrics, especially the plum! Inspired by blogs, magazines, nature. You name it, and I'm inspired by it! When I see patterns for sale with options shown, that inspires me a lot too.

Meghan said...

My favorite tutorial right now is http://www.designsponge.com/2011/06/diy-project-farmers-market-bags.html

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a new Follower and happy to be here!

Sis-O said...

Bag LOve! A loud AMEN to the quote on your header by OW Holmes. I started a quilt yesterday. It was going to be a pillow for my aunt..then morphed into a lap quilt for my uncle. Such is life.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) com

Trish said...

I love all the tutorials for zip pouches, different shapes and sizes.

Kate said...

I jsut discovered this AWESOME apron tutorial. I made one in about 2 hours, and it looks almost professional.
http://www.purlbee.com/unisex-apron/

Thanks for the generous giveaway! akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Libby said...

I love the Scandi mei tai tutorial.

thanks for the chance!

Suzanne Christian said...

Felt Bird Garland tutorial. Used it last year for the garland and again this year for ornaments (teacher gifts). From FaLaLaLaFelt Book posted to SMS blog.

Suzanne Christian said...

following.

Mindy said...

My favorite tutorial is the one on Sew Mama Sew on putting in a zipper.

Valerie said...

Ooo, I love this bag! It would make a great knitting project bag. Hmmm, one of my all time favorite tutorials is Bottled Rainbows over at Stitched in Color.

bassenav said...

I've never used a tutorial before. My Mom has always beenable tp answer any of my questions. Maybe she should make some tutorials!

chibidani said...

I haven't followed enough tutorials to have a "favorite", but the one I want to do next is this one:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49410175/Scalloped%20Dresden%20Bag%20Free%20Pattern.pdf

chibidani at gmail dot com

Mama Lusco said...

Pretty bag! Here's a link to my Ruffle Shoulder Bag tute. I have dozens more linked on my blog. Thank you! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

http://mamalusco.blogspot.com/2010/03/mamas-ruffle-shoulder-bag.html

elflyn said...

My favourite tutorial is one for a fabric journal cover. I have had lots of fun changing up embellishments for whoever is going to receive the journal.
Love drawstring bags they are my favourite to make.

hwscutie said...

I haven't checked out any sewing tutorials yet, but I arrange flowers and I love the tutorials on Ubloom.

hwcutie at hotmail dot com

DangAndBlast! said...

Oooh very pretty. I have a ton of tutorials on my pinterest page... For a general location, Grosgrainfabulous did a month of sweater refashions a while back that was just excellent - indeed, when not pregnant (which seems to make her a bit tired - I understand!), she's got great tutorials all the time. Or LiEr at IkatBag, for fun imagination girl stuff.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous bag! I have tons of tutorials pinned on my boards, mostly little girl dresses and skirts, bags and things to make with vintage sheets. Right now, I'm trying to finish a Christmas skirt. I'd better get on that! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Nell said...

Great bag! My favorite tutorial of late is the Grandview bab at The Boy Trifecta - I just finished on for my sister-in-law and I know she'll love it!

Anne said...

I don't know if I have a favorite, but this one is on my list to make soon: http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/2010/10/pleated-pouch-tutorial-with-pattern.html

Anne said...

I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

Living in La La Land said...

My favorite tutorial is a crayon roll one.
I don't know where I found it, but I wrote it down and have made a few as gifts!
chacoyaguayo(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank you for the opportunity, love the look of the drawstring bag!

Sheila said...

You know what, I rarely use tutorials. I'm kind of a "design it myself" kinda gal. But I am inspired by so many of the wonderful quilters out there that it would be too many to list! I love the work of Cherri House for example.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Amy said...

My favorite tutorials are all the puff quilt ones popping up lately.

Brooke Crook said...

My favorite tutorial is anna maria horner's log cabin quilt!

M.W. said...

I've been really into sewing baby dresses lately, so my fav tutorial is the itty bitty dress!

Rose said...

My favorite tutorial recently was to learn how to make sugar body scrub.

rosebudscott1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarita said...

I am currently working on a tote!

StephanieS said...

I love these two blogs. Check them out. You might like their stuff too.
dana-made-it.com
madebyjoel.com

The Hungry Crafter said...

Monthly sewing day sounds great :) Those scissors caught my eye as well -- great fabric choices! I just used this tutorial earlier this week and was really happy with how they came out -- I'll be posting pics of the finished bags after they make their way to their new owner: http://pinterest.com/pin/52776626852880877/

LucyLS said...

It's O.L.D. but I love the Hip Mama diaper bag http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/gallery/tutorial-hip-mama-diaper-bag/ Looks so practical. I like Posie Gets Cosy for inspiration http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/