Friday, July 15, 2011

Giveaway!!!

In my absence we passed the 350 follower mark! Thank you to all who follow. Your readership and comments are VERY appreciated. I would like to celebrate this milestone as well as thank you all with a small, but I think nice, giveaway.

Above you see part of a set of six pair of pewter closures. These would be lovely on a sweater, a boiled wool jacket, or any wool item. Some time ago I was gifted quite a few of these by a button store owner going out of business. How generous! I would like to share with you enough for your sweater or jacket. They really are lovely and I have used several sets over the years.

All you need to do is leave a comment about what you like best about the blog. Is it heirloom sewing, handbags, adult sewing, fitting, or even a particular post or tute you have enjoyed? Let me know in your comment and there will be a random drawing next Friday night at 8:00PM, July 22.

The past few days I have been stabbing myself with needles every time I pick up my pin cushion. I decided to sit down and push out all the hidden needles I could from the innards. It was stabbing work, but when done I came up with 25 needles that were lost in the sawdust deep within the pin cushion. 25!!! How many are hiding inside your pincushion?....Bunny
 

49 comments:

  1. Oh Bunny! I get to be the first to say me! me! I like the purses best. I'm really impressed with your use of fabric and inner structure to create lovely and usable handbags.

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  2. I like your purses best, too. I am working on my Vogue 8406. I also love seeing what you sew for your DGD. I have 8 grand daughters and love sewing for all of them!

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  3. What a wonderful gift for a giveaway! I'm still working my way through your Sartorial Tutorials, and I couldn't possibly name a fave (yet) because every. single. one. of them has contained at least one wonderful gem for me!

    Thanks for your blog :)

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  4. Well now, Bunny, it is hard to say what I like best about your blog. I love your heirloom sewing. Such beautiful work. But I also love your very helpful tutorials. At any rate, I truly enjoy your blog.

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  6. I love seeing your eye for detail and your use of skillful techniques in sewing.

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  7. I just love all the smocked dresses! I have been smocking more for my youngest daughter and baby niece because I see how quickly you are able to do so!

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  8. Those pewter closures are sooo cute! I love your blog because you don't simply share what you make, you give instructions and insights from time to time that are really helpful. Love the smocking - I need to get back into it once again...

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  9. Hi Bunny, I'm in awe of your heirloom sewing, and your amazing bags. However, I most enjoy your adult garment sewing, as well as the sewing tips and techniques. Thanks for a wonderful blog and so generously sharing your talent and skills.

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  10. I must say I love all of your creations especially the adult sewing. Your tutorials are very much appreciated. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  11. Bunny, Your blog has such a wonderful tone, and is so professional in presentation. I just find it a calm, creative space. I love looking over the details in your heirloom sewing, and take away many ideas from your garments and purses. Best of all are the stories of sewing with and for your granddaughter.

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  12. I am so impressed with all your projects. I'm a baby heirloom dress sewer, having taken up the hobby with a new sewing machine when I retired a few years ago. I can't remember how I came across your website, but I'm so glad that I did. After making many baby dresses, you have inspired me to branch out and try something that I have always had a problem with - fitting patterns for myself. The great part is that it appears that we have very similar body types so that the adjustments you make to your patterns would be the same for me - that's why you've inspired me. I think you are so generous with your time. Thank you so much

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  13. I have to say your heirloom sewing is what caused me to subscribe to your blog and your embroidery has influenced me to try it myself for the first time. Congratulations on so many followers.

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  14. I love all the aspects of sewing on your blog, but I probably most appreciate the tailoring. My mother taught me (along with books) about tailoring while I was in college. I made beautiful suits and then went on to sew for my sister when she was in college & then worked at the university after she graduated. She received many compliments on her clothes.
    Now, I do more smocking, heirloom and embroidery.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  15. I love the photos of the finished products the best. Your expertise is wonderful and I love seeing it come to fruition. The little girl dresses are a dream also.

    I would dearly love these fasteners. I have light-weight red and black plaid fabric for a jacket that my sister brought from Italy and these would set it off very well; plus I would be motivated to get it finished before autumn.

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  16. I think I like the finished product photos the best too! And, wow! that is an amazing number of pins to get lost in there!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely words about my Mum's vest. She was thrilled to get so many nice comments!

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  17. I love everything about your blog, including your garden photography. If I have to pick a favourite, it is heirloom sewing techniques.

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  18. Adult sewing/fitting always peaks my interest. Please enter me in your contest.

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  19. I love to look at your lovely high quality work on everything you do. It is inspiring. Your handbags and the heirloom children's clothes are probably my favorites.

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  20. What do I like best about this blog? Easy. I love your generosity in sharing your expertise, the clarity of your explanations, and your creativity. The children for whom you sew are so very lucky.

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  21. Hi Bunny! Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway! I'm most inpired by your handbags, but I love reading about all your little finds and adventures. Thanks again!

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  22. I love the variety of things you do...bags, kids 'works of art' and ladies outfits too. Your tutorials are helpful and inspirational to try things differenly to what I normally would do. Its nice to stretch ourselves outside our normal comfort zones!

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  23. I am in awe of your heirloom sewing techniques. I've also picked up a lot general sewing techniques from you which have been a genuine practical help to me. There is also the inspiration of seeing what you choose to sew hand your fabric/£trimming choices.

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  24. I think the things you make for the children are the best. You make them so beautifully. I love the bags too, and the adult clothes and.......

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  25. My favorite has to be the Painted Rose Sweater, it was such an interesting project to follow. I enjoy reading your blog and following all your projects so it wasn't an easy task to pick one!

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  26. Oopps, I forgot to add that I think I have approx 2 packs on needles in my pin cushion! Everytime I go for a needle I can't find one because the pincushion's swallowed them up.
    PS how cute is your pincushion?

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  27. Bunny, I love the posts about the clothes that you make for your grandchildren. Your explanations are very clear and so are your photos.
    Gita

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  28. Dearest Bunny, I love how you share your love of sewing, and inspire me to continue excellent sewing construction! Thank you for sharing so much. Teresa in WV

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  29. Beautiful hooks, would love them - they'd go perfectly with the new (blue) Chanel fabric I just got. Roll on, the dice!

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  30. Hi Bunny, I enjoy reading everything you write about. I make handbags more than anything else so I guess I would have to say that I enjoy those posts the most.....but I do like them all and those pewter clasps are making me drool!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. I like to see everything you make, the children's clothes are always so special. I was first drawn to your tutorials, and I have referred back to them very often.
    thanks for all the effort you put into them. Also - I like to see the weather reports for your neck of the woods, it is fun as a weather obsessive person to get a glimpse into a spot that has a real winter.

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  32. As a "bag lady" myself, I love reading about your handbag projects. And I have your "Piping Basics" post bookmarked!

    Kathy

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  33. I love the girls dresses you sew...everything else, too, really!

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  34. Love your blog and the pewter closures ! My favorite thing about your blog is that you share your expertise in so many areas and many times you blog about things that are so much like my own projects. For the last few years I've sewn mainly for my 4 granddaughters and have just now begun dipping into my too huge stash of wonderful knits. I have come to the conclusion that I need squeeze in a quick project for me in between smocking and sewing for my girls.

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  35. Well, I want to win! Because I love everything about your blog. Yours was the first one that inspired me to sew for myself! It continues to inspire me, encourage me, and teach me!

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  36. I can't specify my favorite part of your blog. The favorite for me is that I have found a sewing kindred spirit who also likes to sew garments for herself (as well as for the grandkids!)! I enjoy each and every one of your blog posts.

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  37. Bunny, I love it all, and look for it every day. I am a smocker first, so especially enjoy anything "smocking"! I'm from Canada, and am the proud first-time grandma of a 2 month old baby girl, so am busy making sweet things for her!
    MaryCanuck

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  38. I love to read about the sewing you do for your grandchildren the best. I'm not a smocker, but I do love the heirloom/couture details of your sewing. And several of your tutorials have been helpful, as well. Hope I win the giveway! I'm drooling over those buttons.

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  39. There are so many wonderful things on your blog I find it impossible to choose...

    Thanks for sharing
    hugs
    arlene

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  40. I love your heirloom sewing the best! It's amazing and has inspired me.

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  41. Everything you make is beautiful. I love the handbags. I love your heirloom sewing. I love it all. Susan VH

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  42. I originally wasn't going to post here, but your comment about most of the comments being about your bags and heirloom sewing made me aware that I need to post. :) I am in that other camp, apparently. The blog posts I most enjoy are about the clothing you sew. I usually just skim the bag posts and the smocking posts. I do, however, read word for word the posts you do about your sewing progress through things like the yellow pants you did, etc. I also have to say that I miss your posts when you go off to visit family and am always happy to have you return.

    Patti

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  43. Hi Bunny

    The reasons I read your blog are many. Your sewing and garments intreage me, I fint the combination of heirloom and garment sewing makes this blog unique.I enjoy reading about your American lifestyle and culture, I am facinated by the stunningly beautiful photos of your country it is so different from my home. Some or your stories have touched me and I am greatful that you have shared your time and thoughts through the blog.

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  44. You are always up for a challenge and using the newest patterns...yahoo!
    Those little pewter closures are very sweet and could come in handy.

    http://fitforaqueen.wordpress.com

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  45. Bunny, I started following your blog because of the great garments you make for yourself and the process you share with us. The bags are a bonus. But I find the tutorials that came out of the Cranberry Dress to be the epitome of your sewing skills.

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  46. Oh, I think I'm going to still get in on this! Love everything about the blog - the detailed work, the bags, the finest craftmanship. Keep it up!

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  47. Bunny, what truly impresses me about your blog is the CARE you take with everything. I may not care for purses, or the "style" of clothing (I have my own style), but that's okay. It's the attention to detail and the care you take no matter how fiddley that impresses me. I'm also a baby heirloom sewist and you have inspired me more than once regarding a garment, and even on my OWN clothing (which tends to be slapdash) I am now trying to be more particular about the fine points. Keep up the wonderful work!

    Kathleen in IL

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  48. I enjoy reading your detailed descriptions of your sewing--especially when you highlight one aspect of the pattern or the fabric. When I read that, it reminds me of how special sewing can be. :)

    Rose in SV

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  49. Bunny, I stumbled on your website from another sewing blog and I am so glad that I did. I love your piping tute and I absolute love your childrens clothing. My favorite sewing is for my grandchildren. Would love the pewter closures. I will use them on a boiled wool jacket that has been long in the making! Kats50@aol.com

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