5 January 2012

Start as you mean to go on!

Hello there!
Hope you are all doing well... here on the North Coast we have been battered & blown by winter storms....the other morning we woke up with a 10ft tree at the bottom of the garden & we've no idea where it came from!! At least we fared a little better than our neighbour who's garage roof blew off!
I've also been catching up with all the comings & goings in blogland. One thing I've noticed are all the plans & resolutions everyone is making. I'm absolutely awful at sticking to my New Years Resolutions, but I've come up with with something which I fully intend to stick to... So this year, each month I am going to host a giveaway for you all. Now they may not be as wonderful as some of the incredible giveaways that we have all entered, but each one I hope will be special & appropriate for the month they are set in.. So here is January's giveaway...
Its a pack to make a patchwork notebook or diary cover. The pack contains small fabric squares (approx 1.5") from Sweetwater's gorgeous Hometown or Reunion fabric and will cover a notebook or diary measuring up to 8.5" x 11". There is also a label for you to put on too if you would like to...
The photos are taken from the Sweetwater blog, but I'm going to make one too in the Reunion fabric (one of my favourite fabric lines).
To enter the giveaway I would love you to tell me:
If you could pick only one new sewing project/technique you would like to accomplish in 2012 what would it be?
The giveaway will be open until Sunday 5pm GMT & I'll announce the winner that evening. If you are a lovely follower please do let me know too. If you are interested, the pack is also available on the Sweetwaterscrapbook etsy site.
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you all have a wonderfully creative day!
Karen

23 comments:

  1. Aww, what a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win :o)

    I'm hoping to conquer curves this year (both sewn and around the waistline!)

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  2. What a wonderful give away! I would like to learn to fmq those fancy feathers this coming year and of course I follow your lovely blog!

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  3. What a fantastic resolution! I'm rubbish at keeping mine - so I try to only make a few easy-to-keep ones (or make them so preposterous no one expects them to be kept!)

    This year I am hoping to improve my dressmaking - and make stuff that doesn't look home-made.

    This is a great give-way. I didn't know Sweetwater had an Etsy store.
    Oh and I am a follower:)

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  4. What wonderful notebook covers, thanks for a chance.
    This year I'd like to some some crazy intricate quilt, something that will take forever, lots of tiny pieces, Sarah Fielke and her Material Obsession 2 might be my main inspiration.

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  5. Lovely giveaway Karen, thank you for the chance.
    This year I would love to master paper-piecing, and of course, control of my wallet!

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  6. Hi K, lovely giveaway! I should really try to be more confident with button holes this year. Jxo

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  7. Wow what a lovely giveaway, I would like to master free motion quilting. I am a follower.

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  8. That is a lovely idea for a give away and the fabrics look perfect for a cover :)

    What I would learn? I think I would like to learn who to quilt from the beginning. Just to get a good foundation and not just only doing it somehow.
    I am a follower and I love it :)

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  9. What a great giveaway!
    This year I'm hoping to learn screenprinting!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  10. A wonderful giveaway, a place to write down all those hopes and aspirations for the year. Or more likely a place to make lists of things that will never get done lol! I really would like to master paper pieceing this year, Ive yet to try it! Ive been a happy follower for some time now :)

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  11. What a lovely giveaway! I love notebooks/journals/diaries. :)
    This year I'd really like to finally make a full size quilt (any pattern). I've only done small projects in the past.
    I've been a follower for a while.

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  12. What a nice idea a notebook cover! Please enter my name into your giveaway. My goal for this year is to try paper piecing, so if I could even do a small baby quilt with that technique I'd be thrilled :)

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  13. Love the journal cover kit! I am going to do something with paper piecing this year. I am a follower.

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  14. I'm not one for resolutions - don't beleive in putting off what needs to be done and using the New Year as an excuse :o)


    Love the book covers - have wanted to have a go at one fore ages.... *fingers crossed* :o)

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  15. Great giveaway Karen. Thanks for doing it. My aim this year is to pluck up the courage to start a blog. Phew! Never voiced that one before. Di xo

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  16. what a great idea for a giveaway. This year I want to conquer more fmq'ing and not be beaten by it!

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  17. I love this book cover, thanks for the chance to win it.

    I would like to make a quilt using Japanese quilt blocks for my friend who loves everything Japanese.

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  18. What a great giveaway - thank you! I'd like to get the front and back of a quilt absolutely and completely in line with each other so that I can have a line of blocks, etc. that runs parallel to the binding...how marvellous that would be!!

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  19. Oooh, I opened the page and was admiring the notebooks so I'm glad you're having a giveaway! I want to finish my nephew's quilt.

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  20. Love the journal notebook. I hoping to learn how to make penny rugs and do more things with wool this year.

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  21. Cute notebooks!!! I would like to learn how to do FMQ and also to put in zips this year.

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  22. I love your notebook covers.

    I am going to improve my FMQ, not very good at resolutions either.

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  23. I would love my friend Karen to show me how to make one of the lovely little fabric bags she has made and then maybe a quilt. I never did get the christmas planner finished but the two stockings were very successful.

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