Sunday, November 15, 2009

A "Wonderful" Giveaway!!!

Hello all! I am still around, it feels like I have been slacking major the last few months but I hope to be back on track now!

Have you seen this new book One-Yard Wonders it shows 101 sewing project that use around 1 yard of fabric or less! Well you can get this SPECIAL addition from Barnes and Noble that offers an additional 5 projects....
And guess what, my Baby Doll Carrier is one of the additional projects! I was super excited to be part of this project!

And I want to give 1 copy of the One-Yard Wonders Barnes and Noble Exclusive Addition away to one of my lucky Blog readers! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what kind of craft projects you will be working on this holiday season! I will accept comments until 12:00pm midnight Eastern Time Tuesday November 17th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday November 18th!

Lots of Luck & Have A Happy Day! Meg

94 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow! That's so exciting you got to be part of the book! This season i am sewing alot of theings for my little girl, everything from dresses to toys. And she's small, so everything is usually less than a yard, but i love new ideas! Thanks!

Raysha said...

I will be doing some vinyl projects and I will be attending a lot of baby showers coming up so I will be sewing baby gifts.

Jessica said...

Going to make a couple of purses for friends!

eatmoresmores said...

Congratulations on making it into a book! I've been wanting to get a copy of that particular book myself. I'll be making baby gifts this holiday season for a few babies due after the new year. I'm also doing some window treatment sewing for a friend.

CBear said...

Hi Meg! Congrats on being in the book!

I will be working on lots and lots of handmade gifts (fishing set, blankets, tuts, and a cape) if I am lucky enough to keep my old Singer going...

Dena said...

WOW Meg, how cool to be in a book. I'm trying to get all my holiday gift quilts done. That would be 3 as of now. Thanks for the opportunnity to win and happy holidays.

Digital Misfit said...

Congrats on the book feature! That is so cool.
I have had that book on my wishlist since it came out.
This holiday season I will be doing quite a bit of crafting - several embroidery pieces and tote bags, ornaments and jewelry boxes.

heidig@gmail.com

Jennie said...

Cool book, and congrats on being in it!! This Christmas I'm working on getting rid of our cheap store-bought tree skirt and stockings, replacing them with ones I'm making myself :)
~ Jennie

Jeannette said...

Great book please count me in the draw.

aaaandreaaaa said...

Congrats. Way to go.

Tiffany said...

This year's Christmas theme is purses. However, I'm doing a couple of blankets for the grandparents who are beyond the cute purse stage. lol. Congrats on getting included in the book! I'm definitely going to have to make a trip over to B&B to pick one up as a Christmas gift.

Jcbaron99 said...

Looks like a great book! I'm working on various toy projects, some dresses for the girls. Maybe some aprons.....depends on how the season goes!

Andrea said...

Wow, how exciting for you! I've seen someone else talking about the same book, it looks fabulous!

I'm working on a few Christmas quilts, easy peasy coasters, wallets, and stockings. working on...not yet completed. That's key. LOL

K ~ said...

Well because of inspirations like YOURS I have decided this year that all of my gifts will be made from the heart. This is the first time I've ever done this, and as the holidays are nearing I am fearing that I may have taken a bite of more than I can chew!! I'm making things like scarves, a purse or two, table runners, doggie coats, aprons, the list goes on. Am I crazy?

Amy C. said...

I have so much to make....4 full sized quilts, a kindle cover, a memo board and 2 doll quilts...better get back to sewing!

badlandsquilts said...

I am trying to do a few table runners and oil cloth bags for teachers (using on hand stuff to save $) and I hope? to make a quilt for each of my boys!

Amy said...

That looks like a great book, Congrats! Let's see do far I've made 3 purses, a baby blanket, a nightgown, started a small quilt and a quilllow. I still need to finish a Christmas wall hanging, 2 bags, a snowman doorstop, a fabric basket and knitting needle roll, and a couple items of clothing. Wow that looks really bad written out. I better get back to sewing!

Kate said...

Let's see...sock monkeys, felt food, flower pins, napkins, nursing covers...I have a lot of work to do! All in the name of being thoughtful and thrifty! I'd love some new ideas. Maybe I'll find something to make for myself. (In January, of course!)

Metzger Mommy said...

That's really exciting Megan! I'll be working on some doll accessories for Sadie's first CPK doll - wouldn't the carrier instructions come in helpful! Of course some ornaments and pillow shams and 2 wall quilts. Also thinking of making some reusable shopping bags to wrap gifts in.

Nicole said...

What neat book! Congrats on being a part of it. My Christmas projects are sewing dolls for all of my nieces. I am also sewing a nursing cover and some burp cloths for my sister who is baking up another niece.

Misty said...

I'm going to monogram "Snuggies" (those things that everyone secretly wants but would never admit it!). I also plan to make lots of other personalized gifts...just couldn't resist the Snuggies...LOL.

The Eagars said...

First of all, I love your blog. And second I have a long long list of this for this season. I am just about finished with my new advent calander and then on the christmas presents. Sleeping bags for the girls and marshmallow guns for the boys.

jlk said...

I will be making aprons for my girls, and a quilt for my boy. I have a lot of work to do!

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Congratulations on being published:) VERY exciting! This year, after craft fairs are outta the way, Im focusing on making as many handmade gifts as I can possibly create. That'll include handbags for some, aprons for others and I need to come up with a great party favor idea for a couples Christmas party & sing-a-long we're hosting this year. Ive got so much sewing to do, so little time!:)
Sarah
esgutierrez4@msn.com

willywagtail said...

Love this idea. Mostly I sew bags and will keep on doing this but I may actually move back to a little bit of clothes sewing???? Not sure. Cherrie

apron girls said...

Currently working on finishing...my daughter's dance recital costume (along with the other girls in her class), my ornament wreath, advent calendar, bows for the dance recital, and 2 dresses for Christmas presents for my daughter and niece. It's a never ending project at my house. LOL!

Nickie said...

Wow! that is great that you made it in the book:) I am going to be making placemats for my new dinning room table...Thanks!

carmel said...

i am working on a felt appliqu picture that i am making for my baby. it will be hanging above his bed when its done!

i love your giveaway
thanks!

noolygirl said...

wow! what a great book and a wonderful giove-away... i have that book on my wishlist....

Karen said...

Great project. Earlier this year I made 3 dolly carriers for gifts (birthday & Christmas) from a pattern in a local Australian magazine. They looked soo cute with co-ordinating mattresses, pillows & quilts. This Christmas I am attempting to make some table runners from charm packs. I have the tops done. Then I want 2 make 2 handbags. Oh and some stockings that have been waiting ever so patiently in the cupboard for a Christmas or two now.

NotYetTheDodo2 said...

Hooray for the publish! And the book looks so good, I really hope, I am the lucky one! :-)

This holiday sesaon will be dominated by patchwork - I have a plan for a christmas tree skirt in all the reds and greens, I can get my hands on!

Handmade by Mai said...

I want to make a tablerunner for me and my Mom ( I promised her to make her one, last year). I also want to make 2 charityquilts for 2 organisations. I'm organizing a dreamquiltday in Januari. So I have to make some.

Vickie E said...

I haven't seen this book yet..hmm looks interesting..

Sarah said...

I will be working on a full size quilt blanket... it's about to be my BIG project... :)

This book looks great!

Thanks for the generous giveaway!!! :)

Nichole said...

I would love to win the book! I've heard about it, but haven't sen it in person yet. My projects for the holidays include 2 quilts. One is a big one, so I', keeping busy! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Ellyn said...

Congrats to you! what a cute project! I am buried in Christmas projects, pj pants for the nieces, crocheted slippers, wool felt candle mats, holiday tote bags... you name it! Would love to win the book, as you can see I don't have enough ideas!

amylouwho said...

What an awesome idea for a book! I usually buy my fabric in 1 yard lengths - I totally need this!

I'm going to be making a small quilt for my daughter and lots of bags. :)

Brenbren said...

YEAH! I really hope I win. I am decorating my house for the holidays. A lot of DIY decor and making a TON of baby items to attend 10 baby showers!

ktquilts said...

Put my name in the pot please!! I will be making some Christmas Table quilts. Hopefully I will be cutting into the fabric today!!
Blessings,

KT

Alisa said...

So exciting! Congratulations. I'm not making too much this Christmas, just a baby quilt for my son.

Kelly O. said...

wow! Congratulations!
I'm working on a quilt right now--but I have plans for some aprons this afternoon...

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

What fun that book looks like! I'm working on several gifts for Christmas this year...aprons, pin cushions and a tutu for my youngest granddaughter. Thank you for the chance to claim the book and congratulations on your wonderful publishing moment! That's HUGE!

Cerise said...

That book looks awesome! I actually went to B&N the other day in hopes of getting one and they were all gone!

I'm currently working on a quilt for my son. I also have a reuseable lunch bag complete with snack bags to make for my sister and some pants for my hubby...along with a pile of fabric I'm still thinking about. It's going to be a busy holiday!!

Beth W. said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the book! This season, I am attempting my first quilt and also attempting to knit my first pair of socks! Thanks!

Heathir said...

What a sweet little project! That would be a nice addition to my Christmas list.
This season I'm working on never ending curtains (new house) and baby doll clothes and felt playfood for Christmas. Oh and a little doll house from the book.

Amber@OneMamma said...

This year, my girl (three years old) will be decorating some linen with fabric markers to be made into coasters for all the grandmas and great-grandmas. I will also be making a couple of doll quilts and finishing up several knitting and crochet projects. Whew! I'd better get busy!

Jessica said...

I reviewed this book, the the copy they sent me didn't have any of the patterns. =( I'd love to win this and see the extra patterns too.

This season, I'm going to make a candy cane countdown chart. My husband wants me to recreate the one he had as a kid. He has so many fond memories of it.

1love2people said...

I want this book SOOOOOO BAD! When I was growing up, my mom had us make homemade decorations every other year for our Christmas tree. Now I'm married and told my husband that I wanted to that this year as well. We would make the garland out of strings of popcorn and construction paper chains. My mom taught us how to make snow flakes and little swirls that were always fun, but I am looking to do something a little different and possibly a little more elegant. :)

Feather Webb said...

I have 50 crayon rolls to make for my sons pre-K class. Fun times :)

Doris said...

I made way too many gifts last holiday season so this year, just crayon rolls for the nieces and nephews!

Jen said...

Oooh, fabulous book! Congrats on being a part of it! I am so busy with so many things, I don't even know what all I am working on. Jammie pants for sure and snowman skirts. I'm sure there are plenty I'm forgetting!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

I'm making pin cushions, stockings, fabric covered note boards and book marks. Lots of sewing in my holiday future and I'd love some new ideas too!

KarenH said...

I'm working on quilted gifts (throws, playmat, mug covers etc) and clothing!

Dana Furlo said...

Want this book so bad!! This Christmas I am working on a few play items for my daughter, also a Christmas dress and PJ's. Purses for mom and mom in law and something small? for all the women in my life.

Loralynn said...

This year we will be doing some smaller projects that my 8yr old Daughter can help with. I am also making a "spa set" for one of my friends.

The Lethcoe Family said...

WOW!! Congrats on being able to be featured in such a neat book!! For Christmas I'm planning on making bags, felt ornaments, pillow cases and blankets!! I've got a lot to do!! Thank you for always keeping your blog so fresh and fun!! I look at it every day!!

joliesjunebugboutique said...

I am so excited about this book! I am pretty much dying to have it but I told my husband and My mom that I wanted it for Christmas! Now I am not sure I can wait! All I know is that I am getting it either way!

Gladys said...

Hola, Meg! Felicitaciones por la inclusión de su trabajo en el libro! Por favor, anóteme en su sorteo, me encantaría tener ese libro! Que tenga una gran semana! Un abrazo!

ReCreations said...

That looks like a great book!
I am busy sewing aprons, pot holders, purses, bags, and dog clothes! There is never enough time in each day to sew!

j. barrett said...

well my craft projects for the holiday season are done and have been for a while. might do up some mittens for the grandkids, last min type thing LOL

arlette said...

Hello, please enter me, I'm going to make quilting stuff for my family and friends, I guess 5!, and then I need to make a crocheted blouse for my mom, she's asking me that since months ago :P, congrats for being in the book and sharing the project

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on making it into the book! Please enter me in your giveaway.

tanya904 said...

I am crochet several gifts for my family this Holiday season including an afghan for my hubby and a shawl for my mother in law
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Leslie said...

this holiday i think i am going to be working on quilts...i hope i get some of them done. it must be so amazing to be published in what looks to be a really amazing book. it is so generous of you to give one away

babiesdoc said...

for christmas, I am making apron-oven mitt-and trimmed towels. as well as fabric lunch boxes, name pillows and sock kitties

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Congratulations on getting into the book:)
I love making handmade gifts for the holidays and always looking for new inspiration.Hugs Darcy

holynickel said...

awesome!! I have you baby carrier pattern and my daughter and her friends have loved it. I have been sewing bags...for all of the females in our family. Purses and messenger bags. I have one to finish and then I am done!!!

Jane said...

Wow, I would love this! That's so great to have a project published. I am working on knit socks and a machine knit vest - numerous totes, aprons and whatever else I can squeeze in!

michal said...

This baby carrier really is great! Thankd for the chance to win this!
Michal

Di said...

I am working on Gail Pan's BOM and an Aussie Christmas Stitichery. I love new ideas.

gina said...

Oh that book looks like fun! I will be working on Christmas jammies for the grands!

Hugs,
Gina

Marie said...

What a generous give away1 Congrats on being a part of the book. I am working on new throws for the family--crocheted. I am making stockings for a friend. I am also making hats, slipper socks and scarves for several people this year. In addition my daughter is an artist and a candy maker by hobby and she is making many, many kinds of gorgeous truffles and filled chocolates to share with friends and family. Sis and I are also making cookies including homemade biscotti and pizelles!

Brynn P. said...

I will be sewing my girls (all 3) christmas dresses, as well as stockings and a couple of car seat covers!
YAY...i would love the book!

She sews and scraps said...

Congratulations on being published! I am working on a table runner and a quilt and an advent calendar!
Thank you for the chance!

Kate said...

I'll be working on small, not so time consuming craft projects this holiday season. I don't have much time left! I should get started! Eeeeek!

Nonerz said...

awesome! I will be working on quilts, blankets, bags, coasters, aprons & anything else I have time for! It's a handmade, heartfelt holiday once again. =)

Nonerz said...

awesome! I will be working on quilts, blankets, bags, coasters, aprons & anything else I have time for! It's a handmade, heartfelt holiday once again. =)

upstateLisa said...

That song is a fave in our house right now! Thanks for hosting a giveaway! to be honest, I haven't started my holiday making... whine. Hoping to maybe make pj bottoms, tablerunner, bags, who knows what else.... HELP!

The Busy Butler Family said...

I'll be making scrunchy scarves for my sisters, tiny purses for my nieces & daughter, a felt playhouse for the kids and hopefully will finally finish my advent calendar! I try to keep much of my holiday handmade, so I think that book looks like the perfect go-to for great ideas! Congrats on being a part of such a great project!

Angelyne Cheah said...

Not sure are u open for International or not...So I just post....=)

As my family dont really celebrate xmas....So not really doing much things...but Chinese New Year is coming for next yr so will be doing some paper handicraft work to deco the house to make it more lifely and sweet....might also be sewing some items to give to friend as xmas gifts....

thanks

btw, u have a lot of interesting and beautiful works...love it so much.....If I have that talents...wow...haha..

thanks once again

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I am working on bags and pillow cases for the family. They've come to look forward to them because I always include a gift card!

qtpiebop said...

I'm so sad! I had NO idea the B&N version was going to have 5 extra projects. I already bought this book, but would LOVE to have this version! (I will donate my other copy) I'm working on a Princess and the Pea quilt for a daughter - and baking items for friends and neighbors right now.
I LOVE your blog - just found it yesterday.

Dianne said...

Ooooooooooh! I'll need to make that babydoll carrier for my grand-daughter! Thanks for doing this!

Pontos da Flávia said...

Hi Meg! This is a very cool giveaway! I am stil working on some Xmas presents and I have plenty of nice fabric to do some blouses, skirts and dresses!

Liz B. said...

Awesome giveaway, congrats for being in the book! This holiday season I think I am making re-useable shopping bags for family and friends. It'll use up some fabric I already have!

Lynn said...

How exciting about being in this book! I will be doing a lot of sewing, knitting, crocheting, and painting. I'll be making stuffed animals, scarfs, and blankets.I'm in college right now so money is very short so it is going to have to be a strictly homemade Christmas. I've got to make something for my boyfriend, 5 nieces, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, my parents, and my boyfriend's parents. This book would definitely come in handy because I'm in need of new ideas for some of these Christmas presents. I still want to be able to give nice personal Christmas presents without the hefty price. Thanks you so much for this opportunity and know that if you pick me this book will be put in use right away. God Bless.

Debra said...

Congratulations on having a project in the book! I will be working on several projects for my 5-yr old son, such as a quilt, puppets, and various toys.

Amanda said...

The book sounds very exciting. This holidays season I'll be working on some doll clothes for my daughter, a quilt for my MIL, pj's for my son and not sure what for the hubby yet. And of course I want to make an apron for myself. Always good to have a "me" project.

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Congratulations on being in the book! How exciting.
I have a big ol' list of things I am working on this holiday season: quilt, pencil rolls, black apple doll, patchy scarfs, quilted pillow cases, hotwheels cozy and if there is still time left: a multitasker tote for myself....

Rue39 Design said...

please say it's not too late! :)

annemarie said...

Hope I am not too late - I want to make christmas ornaments this year - guess I better get busy!

Christine said...

Congrads!! What an accomplishment for you! That is just so exciting!! If I win, can I get you to autograph the book???!!!!
I am planning to make some baby gifts for my niece who is expecting Dec 12... so baby seat carrier, burp cloths, diaper carrier, diaper bag....etc... She is having a girl...so it will be SO fun!!! Congrads on your book!
Can't wait to see it!

Lisa said...

Hi realise Im too late for the draw..but I just wanted to congratulate you for being in the book. How exciting for you!!
Im a craftaholic and I love to make all sorts of things. I make that many projects its hard for me to say what Ill be making!!Christmas projects, christmas cards, christmas gifts, bags.. Take care Lisa

Annie said...

Hi Meg,
I'm currently making the baby doll carrier, and I think I may have done something wrong...I'm sewing the side panel to the bottom oval, and the side panel isn't long enough to go around...Any suggestions?
Thanks!