I would love to start by sharing a little nibble with all of my wonderful readers - isn't this cake just too yummy-looking?
|I WANT this cake! |
(And I don't even like most cakes all that much)
Made by kategreencakes.com,
I think this is the most awesome-looking
sewing themed cake ever!
Out of curiosity, I ran through the projects I blogged about in the past year, and came up with some surprising numbers. I made a total of 28 items (at least that I remember and blogged about) - not as many as I thought, but not too shabby. Of those, 11(!!) were self-drafted! Who knew? Most of those were pretty simple projects, but still...
Of the rest, 7 were Vogues - 3 Katharine Tiltons, 2 Marcy Tiltons
2 Sewing Workshop
and 1 each McCalls, Burda, Style Arc, Au Bonheur, and New Look.
This coming year, I think there will be many more Style Arcs (I have a stash of them, untouched, for heaven's sake!), a lot more Indies, and, I'm sure, a continuation of lots of Vogues. Another thank you to all of you for presenting your inspirational views of patterns I would probably have overlooked!
Now, as my mundane "Thank You", here's a little giveaway that I hope someone will really appreciate :)
|GIVEAWAY GOODIES! :)|
I LOVE this notebook! It's a spiral-bound 5x8" journal, with graphics by our very own bluemooney at Unzipped. If you don't win this one, you can get your own (or some fun sewing-related mugs and other goodies, at mooneydesigns. Robyn is, imho, way too quiet about her graphic design goodies, so I'll do a little horn-tooting for her :)
The other bits in the giveaway are a Clover seam ripper (because really now, WHO can't use another seam ripper? Hello?) and one of my favorite fabric marking tools, the Clover Chaco Pen Liner. I like this marker because of the super fine line it makes. The chalk brushes away very easily (VERY easily - it's not so great at long term markings on fabric that will be handled a lot before you need the mark, but it's perfect when you want a precise, fine line). And it's refillable too! Although I've been using mine for at least a year, and it's still a long way from needing a refill.
This giveaway will be open to anyone, anywhere (as long as you get mail delivery! I think I'm not feeling generous enough to pay for a dogsled expedition to the far North...)
Please leave a comment on this post by Friday, Jan. 18, 5:00pm PST, with some way to contact you (an email listed on your blog is fine). Depending on the number of posts, I'll use some fair and scientific method of drawing the winner. My cats are completely unbiased, so perhaps I'll enlist their help....
I'm so excited! A giveaway! And I'm the giver! I hope the recipient is as excited as I am - good luck all! :D