I participated in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day in May, and it was so fun, here I am again. If you’re here because of Giveaway Day, welcome and I’ll tell you a wee bit about myself in hopes that you’ll hang around here often.
I’m Elizabeth. I’m married to a wonderful man and we have one terribly adorable little 7 month old son and I make stuff. I love to cook and play my violin (something I’ve done since age 7). This space here is devoted to my sewing. I’ve made a commitment to sew as many of my own clothes as I can and as I truck through every project, I would like to pass on what I’ve learned in hopes of sharing my experience and filling my need to teach (did I mention I taught elementary music for 7 years before I had my son?).
As I’ve been learning to sew my own clothes, I’ve really become obsessed interested in fit. I figure, if you’re going through the trouble of making your own clothes, they might as well fit and be flattering at that. So from time to time I’m trying to write about alterations I’ve needed to make and why they were helpful for me.
Onto the GIVEAWAY!
This round, I’m giving away a scrap scarf that I made from my mountains of scraps. I’m giving away 3 to you lucky people who comment by 8 p.m. Mountain time December 6th. They are made from wool and cotton scraps, backed with cotton and quilted simply by hand by me with fleece as my batting. Warm for your neck and color for your eyes, you’ll be super cute as you wander about your daily tasks wearing it.
Teals and Yellows: 100% cotton quilting fabrics make up this scarf. It’s backed with Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room blue volumes fabric and the pieced front has some Amy Butler, some Anna Maria Horner Good Folks, some Michael Miller and other various prints.
Primaries: There is some royal blue linen, more Amy Butler, some Alexander Henry, other various cotton prints, and some vintage plaid shirting from my husband’s Grandmother’s stash.
Pinks and Blacks: Pieced from lovely grey shirting, some velvet flocked wool, pieces of grey wool pants (including a functioning welt pocket), a pink lace cotton print, and a little Joel Dewberry Aviary woodgrain in pink. It is backed with a nice pink ticking stripe. This one’s my favorite.
How to enter:
Leave a comment telling me which scarf is your favorite. After my son goes to bed (about 8 pm MST) on December 6th, I’ll draw 3 winners at random.
For 1 extra entry, blog about this giveaway and put the link to your blog in your comment.
For every person you personally send to the blog who has left a comment, I’ll give you 1 more entry. (Please name the people you send over here so I don’t have to use Jedi powers to figure that out).
Good luck to everyone!