Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This giveaway is now closed!  Thanks to all who entered! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Horray for Giveaway Day!  I love giveaways, don’t you?  I’ve put together a couple little packages to give away. 

The first package is a ‘boy’ package:

  • one lil cutie pouch, one reusable sandwich bag, and one robot pencil pouch

Second, is a ‘girl’ package:

  • one cupcake snap wallet, one reusable sandwich bag, 2 covered barrettes, and three ponytail holders

I figured it would be nice for the winner of my giveaway to pick which package they’d like to win.  Give it away to that special boy or girl in your life (or smuggle them away for yourself if you wish).

Then I thought I should add in a little extra something, so a little stash booster is in order:

  • 3 different prints: 2 half yard cuts plus about a fat quarter of material, yipee!

Want to enter??
Leave a comment. Tell me if you’d like the ‘girl’ package or ‘boy’ package.  And just for fun, tell me your favorite sewing tutorial, or one you’d just love to see written.

I’ll close the giveaway on Sunday, December 6th at 11:59 pm (CDT).  The winner will be selected randomly via

PS make sure you leave me your email address if you don’t have it listed in your profile. This giveaway is open to international entries and the package will be shipped by December 12th.

Good luck, thanks for reading my blog, and thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew! for organizing another great Giveaway Day!


Storytime Cushion

This idea had been stuck in my head for a long time.  I couldn’t get it off my brain so I knew I had to make it so I could move on to other projects.  I’m calling it the storytime cushion because I think it would be perfect for a reading nook or in a bedroom.  It can also do double duty by being a chair pad!  Natalie is infamous for being a stander/kneeler at the table, so hopefully this will make it a little more cushy for her. 

The cushion measures about 15″ in diameter and has a handy little zipper so it can be washed.  I used a dark wash denim on the top and bottom hoping that it will make it a little more durable.  I’m always doodling while the girls are coloring and the rainbow one is a doodle that I draw all the time.  Do you draw the same things over and over, or do you always come up with new stuff?  I thought it made a great applique for the top of the cushion.

It was also a great way to use up scraps!  I think I know why people love patchwork so much.  I probably won’t be able to stop now, ha.  I made my own piping using this tutorial for making bias tape from a fat quarter and some cording I bought at Home Depot.  I love the all the text fabrics that are out there, especially this one by Sweetwater for Moda. 

If anyone’s interested I did plan on making a tutorial (although I’ll be needing to refine the measurements a little – thank goodness patchwork is forgiving).   Let me know if you want the how-to!   Update: Aug 2010: Ended up losing motivation to make this into a tutorial.  And the fact that I just can’t sew with piping very well.  You can find a similar type project here or here.  The only differences is that I used a zipper for the opening and put a 3″ slab of foam in there that I had cut into a circle!  Hope that helps!