Monday, December 8, 2014

Little One-Yard Wonders Book Giveaway

ETA: The winner was Rose! Congratulations!
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It's Giveaway Day! Many thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew for hosting this fun biannual event.

The prize: One copy of the Little One-Yard Wonders book that came out earlier this year. The book contains 101 sewing projects to make for newborns through tweens, as well as parents of children. I'm delighted to have contributed to this book, I blogged more about it here and here.

Enter to win:
  • This giveaway is limited to US mailing addresses only.
  • Please leave an answer to the following question: What is one thing that you like about December?
  • One entry per person.
  • The giveaway will be open until Friday December 12th at 5 p.m. PST. 
  • I will pick a winner and email the winner by Sunday December 14th. 
  • Storey Publishing will mail one copy of the Little One-Yard Wonders book directly to the winner.
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

In A Clutch Cosmetic Case

In A Clutch Cosmetic Case from Straight Stitch Society
 I had a third week of November deadline for these to be done and I’m so pleased I finished them in time. They are the In A Clutch Cosmetic Case from Straight Stitch Society. Three different styles (I sewed one of each) that are fun and were a quick and easy sew.

The gold dot one was inspired by this pin. I bought the gold dot fabric at JoAnn Fabrics.

In A Clutch Cosmetic Case from Straight Stitch Society
 The blue one was inspired by this color palette. I believe I bought all three of the fabrics from Crafty Planet. The three different fabrics are: a gray Kona cotton, Blue butterflies, and the lining is Pearl bracelets (a lighter shade of this).
In A Clutch Cosmetic Case from Straight Stitch Society
 The pink one my girl picked out the fabrics and style she wanted, so that one was custom made for her. The hot pink is cotton sateen and the other one is white with hot pink dots, both of those fabrics I purchased as SR Harris.
In A Clutch Cosmetic Case from Straight Stitch Society
 The gold dot and blue ones are gifts that were put in two different Christmas shoe boxes for a girl 10-14 years old. I put sewing supplies like sewing kits and thread inside them and also included sewing supplies like scissors, fabrics, and buttons in the boxes. I hope the recipients enjoy sewing!
In A Clutch Cosmetic Case from Straight Stitch Society

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nordic Christmas 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014
 I visited the American Swedish Institute’s Christmas rooms recently and this year’s theme is “Christmas By Design.”  They have a separate room for each of the 5 Scandinavian countries: Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Enjoy this photo tour and if you’d like to visit a couple from previous years go here: 2012 and 2011.
ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014
 All of these toys were adorable! Does anyone know where I can buy those stuffed Lucia buns?
ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014

ASI Christmas rooms 2014
Happy Scandinavian Christmas!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nordic Inspired, American Made

Nordic Ware
 Nordic Inspired, American Made is an exhibit that is currently going on until January 11, 2015 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis in the kitchen of the early 1900 Turnblad mansion. Nordic Ware invented the bundt pan in 1950, you can visit their factory store in St Louis Park. Enjoy this little photo tour.
Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Wre

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware
Do you own a bundt pan? I have used my bundt pan many times, you can see here, here, and here.