Unloading My Crafting Stash on all of You……..Merry Christmas!!
If you were having problems finding/downloading the pattern pieces from the snuggly owl tutorial I shared with you yesterday (found here), try it again today. Bernina let me know it should be easier to access today. Click here for the full tutorial over on Bernina’s Sewing Republic. (The pattern pieces are found at the very end of the PDF file.)
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I love to make new things.
But sometimes the pile of new things grows and grows…….and never gets put to good use.
I usually have a purpose for whatever project I’m working on. But sometimes I change my mind, sometimes my gift idea for a particular person suddenly morphs into something else, and sometimes I just wanted to see if I could make something, well, just because. The end.
And what happens to those little projects?
Well, they just sit. And wait.
So why not unload several of them on you……….right this minute?
And why not? I love gift giving at this time of year. Especially to the un-expectant. (That’s you, right?)
The only bummer in all of this, is that I won’t be able to hand deliver them to you…….or give you that little I-think-you’re-great squeeze. Or chat about life/traditions/Dr. appts/local sales/new recipes/funny moments……..like I’d like to. Bummer.
But, I can pretend.
So, here are a few things that have piled up………..
………..that I’d love to mail out to several of you.
Hopefully in time for Christmas. But no promises. Whew, that’s too much pressure.
Most are pretty simple little things……..but all would be so much happier with several of you.
What’s in my pile?
A cozy flannel scarf……with several lovely ruffles at each end.
Well, actually 2 of them. One in a gray blue and the other in a vivid red. 2 of you will be receiving one of these little lovelies.
2 gift card cozies……ready for sliding a gift card in, and then gifting to someone else.
Remember, I made a set of three cozies in this
Well, I gave one away but have 2 remaining. Need ’em? One person will get both.
Maybe one of you would like this little sling purse
, made from a sweater (tutorial here
). It will feel much more loved with one of you. And hopefully that cheery little flower
will put a little kick in your step.
It’s a snap closure and no pockets inside. Super basic.
How about one of these little zippered pouches
Do you have just the need for one of your very own?
I will send these out separately…….and share the love with 3 of you.
They really could be used for anything……..craft supplies, make-up, jewelry, treats, pens/pencils, etc.
Hmmmm……..who’s in need of a new purse?
Here’s the completed Darla Purse
(made from my Darla Purse pattern found in my shop here
)……….that really just needs some love. She hangs in my craft closet, waiting for the perfect new owner………and the time has come.
(I talk like she’s real…….is that weird?)
There are two velcro pockets on the inside and a snap closure.
And by the way, the main body of the purse measures about 15 tall x 18 inches wide at the base.
And for those of you who like to sew……..a few patterns. Just thrown in for fun.
5 of you will receive a pattern (of your choice) from my shop.
So not the actual items…….just the PDF pattern, that will be sent to you through email.
Most include over 25 pages of very detailed instructions and photos.
All patterns choices can be found here
And that’s it.
13 winners total.
That should clear out some space for me.
I really wish I had something for you all. Because I really do have a ball with this site and appreciate you stopping by. You readers are what makes this crazy blogging thing fun for me. Seriously.
So these little treasures are also a way to say thank you for hanging out with me here and there while I post about this crazy new idea or that one. And thanks for never calling me crazy out loud. I leave that up to my husband after I tell him I’m going to turn a toilet seat into a mantel piece…….or something similarly crazy. Ha! (I better go write that down!!!! Hurry…… Heh, heh!)
Anyway, onto the good stuff…
How to enter?
- Just leave me a comment, telling me what item(s) you’d like most, along with your email address. Otherwise, I can’t contact you. (If you want to change the format a bit so it’s not traceable…..go ahead. Example: makeitandloveit (at) gmail (dot) com.)
- Then the fun part for me. Tell me something, anything. You know, like you’ve just plopped down on my couch, ready for a nice chat… Share with me your fave YouTube video, your favorite flavor of toothpaste, what your child wants for Christmas, how far you hiked the other day, how you like to cook your turkey, what your favorite type of candy is (snickers…no, cinnamon bears…no, cadbury mini eggs……Yum!), what makes you most happy in this world, how you got that stain out of your carpet, etc. Really, just tell me anything…..no stress.
- That’s it. Just one comment per person……..with your choice of item, your email address, and little something to share.
Not sure how to leave a comment? Make sure you are at the Make It and Love It site (not reading from an email or google reader) and scroll down to the bottom of the post. You will see in smaller print, “Posted By Ashley”, then a time, and then the word “Comments” with a number by it. That number signifies how many people have left comments. Click on the word “Comments” and a new screen will pop up. On the right side, there is an empty white box where you can leave a comment, enter your info below it, and then publish your comment. Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments. That’s it.Questions? Email me at makeitandloveit(at)gmail(dot)com
This is a quick little giveaway…….so it will close by Sunday night (Dec. 19th) at midnight, EST. Only 2 days from now. That way I can hopefully drop them all off at the post office on Monday morning.
Thanks for sharing……and thanks for de-cluttering with me.