Friday, May 27, 2011


You're all winners, but two most of all!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment during Giveaway Day.  (Isn't Sew Mama Sew wonderful for hosting the event?) chose two winners, and while usually I would take a screencap of the image for proof, I am using a different computer and don't know how to do it on this thing.  Technology!

Unrelated: a good egg.  Because pictures are nice.

Congratulations to Viv, who won the bonnet, and Amber, who won the fat quarters!  I have your addresses and will drop your packages in the mail this weekend.

So, did you win anything?  I didn't, but then I only entered a few giveaways.  It's fun just to play the game.  My mom won a charm pack from Crafty Fox, and she was so excited you would have thought she won a whole fabric warehouse!

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Giveaway Day!

Hello Sew Mama Sew friends!  Let's get down to business: I am giving away two prizes to two lucky readers.  Pictured below:

Three cheerful fat quarters!

L to R: two from Denyse Schmidt's ever-popular Katie Jump Rope line, and one sweet little retro floral, by a designer whose name I forgot.  Oops!  They are all so cute together, I almost wish I wasn't giving them up!

One Bear Cub Bonnet by Owlette!  (That's my company!)

This bonnet is sized to fit about 6mo-12mo.  It features a fun birdie print for the shell and back of ears, and a bright green geometric for the lining, front of ears, and ties.  More specific measurements can be found here!


1. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only!  Sorry.  Money is tight right now.

2. In order to be eligible to win, you must comment on this post.  That's it!  Please be sure your email is public in your Blogger profile, or leave it in your comment.

3. If you would like a second entry, follow or subscribe to my blog and leave a comment saying you've done so!  (If you're already a follower, leave a second comment saying so.)

4. Comments will be open until 11pm CST May 25th, at which time a TWO winners will be chosen at random and notified via email.

5. I would really like for these prizes to go to people who will use them!  I understand not everyone sews or knows a baby, SO: If you would rather win fabric, please let me know in your comment.  Likewise, please make note if you are in it for the bonnet and have no use for the fabric!

Thanks, and best of luck!

**comments are now closed; thanks for participating!**

Sunday, May 15, 2011

my mama loves me.

Not to brag, but my mom is pretty great.  Last year for my birthday, she made this quilt for me.  The design is her own, and she spent many hours agonizing over it.  It is ranked among two or three possessions I would run into a burning building to save.  For my birthday this year, she made this quilt:

I absolutely love it!  The prints are entirely from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush line, with some Gee's Bend hand-dyed solids and Kaffe Fassett shot cottons thrown in.  I think they compliment each other nicely.

I remember when my mom first bought all these fabrics, and couldn't decide how to best use them.  She finally settled on equilateral triangles (sometimes called Thousand Pyramids) and I think the geometry suits the prints nicely.

[my favorite photo of this quilt!]
I don't know how much time she spent cutting out these triangles, but it must have taken days!  She said she gave the quilt to me because she knew I could appreciate all the work that went into it.

My mom quilted it with free-form wavy lines, reminiscent of my twiggy quilt, which was inspired by the hills of Tennessee.

This quilt was on my bed until recently, when Knoxville was suddenly boiling in 90-degree weather.  Summer happens all at once here!  It's been cooler the last few nights, so perhaps I can get a bit more use out of this beauty after all.

You can see more of my mom's work on her Flickr site, here!

One more thing before you go: I will be hosting a giveaway here next week for Sew Mama Sew's annual Giveaway Day!  It begins May 23rd so be sure to check back!