Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My first GIVEAWAY!

I've never done a giveaway on my blog before, but I figure it's about time.  Especially after winning a few prizes from other giveaways, it's about time to repay the good karma!  And talk about good timing, Sew Mama Sew is hosting Giveaway Day!

For this giveaway, I am offering a housewife, mostly because I think the name is funny.  I made it using this tutorial.  Also, a half yard of this pink birdie fabric.  Leave a comment, and good luck!

I will be choosing the winner by random drawing, and I will ship internationally.  This giveaway is open until December 6th, 11:59 pm PST.

EDIT: Here is the pink birdie fabric.  Hope you like it!





Comments now CLOSED, thanks for participating!

301 comments:

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I like the name, too! It is funny! They are very pretty.

adriane said...

Gee, I'm a housewife and I don't have one of these! What must people think...
Love the concept, thanks for the opportunity!

Pauline Perh said...

Hehe... housewife, what a cute name. And thank you for the giveaway, I'm doing SMS giveaway too, have a look at mine too. :)

Michele said...

Great name! I can see that my day is shot making new things and reading fun, new blogs. So much for laundry.

sparklepetal said...

I would love to win this one! It's my first ever giveaway on my blog too, isn't it exciting?!

Toni said...

Housewife is a funny name for those! Thanks for the chance!

andrea creates said...

Oh - I thought you meant a real housewife-LOL
It's so cute :)

Melissa said...

I wish it was a real housewife- I have dishes stacking up around here! I love that cute little kit, though- it would be fun to have!

Donna said...

I think that's a great name, and a very practical tool - I'm constantly losing needles in my pincushions and getting pricked! This would be helpful ! Thanks for the chance to win!

kindredcrafters (at) gmail (dot) com

- donna

Beth said...

I NEED a housewife....

The Popes said...

Cute!

Ellyn said...

very fun! love your blog...

james and bess said...

fun! great giveaway!

jbknav@hotmail.com

Needled Mom said...

The name alone peaked my interest. That was cute!

Hammond Bride said...

Why do they call it a housewife? I'm a housewife and have never heard of them, but I'm thinking I want one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mountain Knitter said...

very pretty! who wouldn't love a housewife?

carmel said...

the name is very funny!
cute!
thanks for the giveaway!

Grace said...

Sounds like a great prize!

Theresa said...

Very pretty little housewife! And very cute name as well :o)

Imene said...

Awesome giveaway thank you

Kelley Elizabeth McDonald said...

How nice to see that you are working on a Dear Jane, too. I began one about 8 years ago that I didn't finish. But I have begun to think I will start again with some brighter colors! Thanks for the giveaway! Kelley

Missy Melissy said...

Okay, sounds great! Come over and enter my giveaway too!

Quilt Hollow said...

I about dropped out of my chair and was thinking some guy wrote he was offering a housewife! Clever name.

Jessica said...

love the housewife!
your dear jane looks wonderful, i've been working on one as well..slowly.

Valerie said...

How adorable! and such a funny name :)

Sarah said...

I've been looking for a housewife :)

Wendymoon said...

Neat giveaway!

mocha said...

I had to click the link, i had no idea what it was. very cute! :)

Leslie said...

what a cute housewife!!! thanks for the chance to win

Mary Lou said...

I've only just begun to quilt and your quilt blocks are inspiring. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

christin said...

Lovely prize!! Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

Shorty said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! I'm so glad I was led to your blog by Sew Mama Sew. You've got some great stuff here!

redzshadow said...

Oh this would be so useful. If I don't win I might just have to make one myself.

Amy said...

It is a fun name! Good choice!

penguins said...

That is a neat idea! You have some amazing quilt square patterns. I am amazed at the variety of colors, patterns and sizes.

Allison said...

oh i've been wanting a housewife!

Meg said...

oh cute name!

brightandblithe said...

love the name! thanks so much.

sarah in the woods said...

I love these. Thanks for the opportunity!

Deranged Squirrel said...

Very cool!

mon ami said...

thanks for sharing! I love the look of the housewife. When I first saw the tutorial on Tiny Happy I had to do a double take. In my circle of friends a 'a housewife' is what we call earl grey tea and baileys - yum.

Sue Cahill said...

What a funny name, I need a real housewife so I could have more time to sew but I would love to win yours.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Danielle said...

Never heard that name...very good idea!

Josie said...

those are so cute! The name makes me smile!

Mama Lusco said...

Funny name! Looks like a great project, though. Thank you! alusco@centurytel.net

Marianne said...

I like the name too. Thanks for the giveaway!

daizee said...

Funny! I'd love one :)

Melanie said...

Hey I need one of those housewifes - heehee. Thans for the give away.

Betsy said...

Very cute!

Jenny said...

i could certainly use an extra housewife!! thanks for the tutorial and chance to win!

Tiffany said...

I love needlecases...how fun!

acmcs said...

houswives are so beautiful, aren't they? thanks for the giveaway op! toilandtrouble [at] spambog [dot] com

Mare said...

Funny name! But, of course, I love it!

Tiff said...

I think I need a housewife! :)

Karen said...

I had to go look at the picture because I didn't know what a housewife was! This is an awesome idea! I always have my needles stuck in the couch or lying around! Thanks for the chance!

Lauranie said...

LOVE your title picture..too funny!! I can't believe I haven't seen this tutorial..I LOVE tiny happy!! Thanks for giving! Have a great giveaway!

Tiffany said...

How fun I must admit I laughed when I heard the name! Thanks for the oppurtunity!

Kimberly said...

Hehehe, if the housewife will do my work for me...j/k. Looks cool! Thanks for the giveaway...

attemptingcreativity at gmail dot com

Wills and Tessa said...

Cute!

Sarita said...

Cute! I love the name, too :)
Thanks for helping to make giveaway day as awesome as it is!
sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Genevieve P said...

I've never seen housewifes (wives??) before, but now I feel a burning need to have one!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Joan said...

Looks like fun!

Mary Anna said...

This housewife would love a housewife!!! Thanks for doing the give-away!!!

Mama24Monkeys said...

Your right, the name is great! Housewife...love it...
Since I have just started needle working, I could actually use this, so thanks for offering such a pretty and useful giveaway.
kbsteuber@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Tehee, what a funny name. I think they're a great idea - I keep losing my needles on my desk, I've lost something like twelve in the past three months.

Cori Lewis said...

those are awesome! I may have to make some for gifts.

Laura said...

Cool! Thanks for joining in this year!

Sonja said...

They are cute!

Jill said...

What an awesome giveaway!

Jill

Katie said...

So sweet!

kidletsmum said...

A housewife! I'll take one! Will she clean my bathrooms? They're in desperate need... and she must make it seems as if I, also a housewife but a lazy one, have done it...

Oh... it's not an ACTUAL housewife, you say.

Well, I'd like a needlecase too, as it happens.

Thanks for the chance to enter!!!

sewcrafty said...

Cute name & kit. Would love to have one. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. Julie

Petit Debutant said...

I can't stop laughing at the dog in your header! thanks for the laugh! ah, the things we subject our pets to sometimes!

squareby said...

I was so confused when I first read that. An actual housewife? Then I clicked on the tutorial link and it all made sense. Lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tracy said...

HA~never heard of that! Love the idea though ;o}

tlb3405@yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

funny name, neat-o needle book.

Eema-le said...

I would love to win one of those. So cute.

Hurrayic said...

Love the name too. We recently saw some vintage housewives since we just finished studying the US Civil War. Very convenient little things to have stuffed in a bag or knitting or sewing basket. Thanks for a fun giveaway. BTW - some of your quilt blocks are gorgeous.

Sarah said...

This is such a good idea!! I wish I was a house wife!! Then I could craft whilst I work!

Sara said...

Hi, I actually am in dire need of a housewife to keep all my needles and sewing things from spewing all over my workroom...

Thanks for the opportunity!

sandyandcosmo said...

Boy, could I use a housewife! And I just have to say I love the dog picture in your header, my dogs get embarrassed enough just having to wear one birthday hat!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Those are so cute!! And I love your dog!

Thanks for doing this!!

nmommy02@gmail.com

Rhiannon said...

Hah! I didn't know they called those housewives. Neat!

baukje said...

i hope to win ......

free indeed said...

I like those housewifes...very practicle even today.thanks

sfer said...

I didn't know that name for that was a "housewife", LOL!!
They look really cute. I'm saving the tutorial, in case I don't win ;-)

Thanks for the chance!

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

PhillyMINI said...

oh how sweet! Love it!
-Stella

Spendlove said...

I think it's a great name too - thanks for the chance!

sewfunky said...

Loving the name - Please enter me in the draw!

Aaron and Consuelo said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway.

GloJoeSews said...

Love the name. So cute. what a great idea!

Oiyi said...

I thought you were offering a housewife to help me out! Hahaha!

Jessica said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway, I'd love a "housewife" ;)

Angie said...

very cute- thanks for the opportunity!

sweet limes said...

The picture on your banner made me bust out laughing. Love it.

Regina said...

Housewives are cute!

mframe said...

I love the name. I would love a real housewife to come help me for a day. hehe

Ylime said...

Your dog is so cute!! Love your header picture! Thanks for the opportunity to win a housewife. I could use one around here! :)

cafeeclectic said...

How clever!!! :)

Tanya said...

Oh that would be a handy thing to have!!

Joanna said...

I love the housewife, and I couldn't see the fabric but I love birds and pink so if I win, I'm sure I'll be delighted. Also, love your dog.

laundryontheline said...

Hmmm...I could use a housewife! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Marjorie said...

Love the fabic! Please enter me.

Cinnamon said...

That fabric is great, and I could really use a housewife.

Sara said...

Love the housewife and the fabric! I wish I could win a real housewife who would do my cooking and cleaning though, can you give one of those away next time? :)

Dee said...

I need one of those! Can I win the human version too?

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway! You're far too generous!
Merry Christmas!
mayhem5@softhome.net
http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/

Suzanne said...

wow. what a great blog.

Rachel said...

What a funny little thing but clearly very useful

SarahVee said...

I love your giveaway! That fabric is beautiful and I would love to have a housewife. Your blog header cracked me up!! Thanks for the chance.

rosemeg said...

Love it! That paint by number fabric is great!

Lisa said...

What lovely fabric! Housewife is such a great name for that item.

whitney said...

that fabric is so lovely!

blueteardrop at comcast.net

craftydill said...

I saw the housewife on tiny happy's blog and thought I needed to tackle one, but maybe I'll get lucky and not have to make my own! :D

Love your blog banner.. what a cutie!

Thanks for the opportunity! -Michelle

Heather said...

Awesome name! Being a housewife, I could sure use one of my own!! :-)
Happy Holidays!
h_freund@Hotmail.com

Max. H said...

Gorgeous fabric!! Thanks for a chance to win! I wish it was a real housewife - LOL

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

Little C and Little J said...

Such a generous giveaway. Very funny, count me in!!

Carol in E TN said...

I would love to win a housewife and the fabric is great! I love pink!!!

ILuvBNaMom said...

What pretty fabric! I saw the housewife tutorial not too long ago and thought about making some as Christmas gifts - how nice it would be to get one myself! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mindy said...

I love that fabric!

Jennipher said...

I love being a housewife and I think having one of these lovely, useful tools would be super!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
curry.jessica@gmail.com

Lisa said...

For a second there I thought you were going to send the winner an actual housewife. Ha!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Elizabeth Kay said...

Thanks for the giveaway! If I should happen to win, please let me know - elizabethdaming(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Desiree said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez
simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

Cal said...

Nice fabric. Please count me in! Thank you.

Kelly O. said...

awesome giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!

Simply EC said...

Those needlebooks are so cute, and the fabric is adorable!

Thanks for the giveaway, I'm in Northern California too!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

What cute fabric. I agree about the cute name too - I could use a housewife of my own! Thanks for the chance to win the little cutie.

Miss Prickly said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE the birdie fabric.

Jane said...

Oooh, how lovely! The housewife is too cute. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Trista80 said...

Hello! I'm a follower and added you to my blog list. Thank you for participating in this great give away!

M and E said...

Awesome fabric! Thanks for a fun give-away!

the sander family said...

Love the fabric, and the housewife is a very clever name!

Jodi Renshaw said...

A housewife & fabric!? I'm in!!!

Thanks for the chance :)

Love,
Jodi

jrenshaw@hotmail.com

Natasha said...

Finally, housewife redefined! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sara said...

I like the pink birdie fabric. :)

Kalynda said...

oohhh, such pretty fabric!!

Laurie said...

Everyone needs a housewife! And I need (well, would love to have)that fabric

A. said...

I love that fabric!! And I love the tutorial, too...never tried it, but it is beautiful.

bruinbr said...

Hehehehe! What a cute name! :) Ohhhh, I just love the birdie fabric too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Catherine said...

What a cute housewife!!! Love it!Oh and the birdie fabric too! Just had to say your picture of your dog in the banner just cracked me up.

SisterlyLove said...

Oh! I know everyone says this but..I HOPE i win! What a lovely and generous giveaway! :)

Genevieve
www.prettywit.etsy.com

Louby Lou said...

I LOVE that pink birdie fabric but can't find it anywhere!

miss fancy said...

Love it! Beautiful Fabric - Great Blog!

Tricia said...

That's a great idea! I might have to make one of those...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

Oh, everyone can use a housewife! lol And I love the pink bird fabric, it's so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win it, you are very generous.

Susan

Vinglefr√łken said...

I learned something new today - the meaning of housewife in the crafter's world..! I would love to win one, by the way. :-)

gill said...

hi
i love this fabric - do you know the name of it??
gill x

Laursink said...

Great name! Too funny! Very pretty

Amy said...

Heehee! Hillarious name! Love the bird fabric. So pretty!

Kelli said...

I'm not sure what a housewife is, but it sounds like something I could use :)

mel said...

Love the fabric is beautifuul, and i would love that wousewife, cute name, hehehe

=D

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am also doing a giveaway. I have two blogs, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is having a giveaway on her sewing blog as well, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Hope you'll stop by and have a look around and enter our giveaways.

Have a blessed day.

Trudy

Anne said...

I love that fabric! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

Linda said...

Love the fabric!

JW said...

funny name- I had no idea what it was! I love that fabric!!!
josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Mangerchine's said...

the housewife needlecase is so cute!

Caitlin said...

cool birdie fabric!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

beautiful fabric!
thanks for offering it for the giveaway.

And I LOVE your virtual design wall.... COOL!!

woolly1 said...

Very cute fabric!

Amber said...

Love the fabric!

Very Verdant said...

Cute project and I adore this fabric.

RyanSarahN said...

Didn't know what a housewife was til I clicked on the link. it is funny. and the fabric is super cute! thanks.

Hippy Goodwife said...

I love the name and the fabric!

Sara said...

Nice giveaway!

bellsjo said...

Well you learn something new every day! I had never heard of a housewife needle case before. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Farscapegirl said...

LOL glad you posted the tutorial, I didn't even know that it was a needle case! Thanks!

Katrina said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I love this fabric and your housewife needle case.

vlijtig said...

I love the 'housewife', but I'm in love wth that amazing fabric! I would love to win both.

Tawny said...

Well, that's the first time I've ever heard of a housewife (and it isn't even referring to me!) I totally love your blog banner. How on earth did you get the dog to pose with two hats like that without chewing them off? Amazing and awesome!

Kari said...

Funny name - great choice!

Thanks so much for participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway. :)

beccy said...

Great giveaway, I love that fabric but I had to click on the link to find out what a housewife was - in my world it's a type of pillowcase :)

Brooke said...

Cute name... fabric is great!

leigh7911 said...

Hee! It is a funny name. :)

MommytoAva said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I adore this fabric.

Holly said...

i love that birdie fabric! thanks for the giveaway!

rheawhite said...

What a great name, too cute.

idreamofquilts said...

Love the fabric - would love to win!

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, pretty! And you're right, it is funny.

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Funny name, hee hee. Maybe I'm such a bad housewife because I don't have one of these?!?! LOL.

I like the bird fabric, it's very unique and would look great in a host of sewing projects!
Thanks for the chance.

Calico Road said...

love that fabric!

Liz said...

Love it. A real housewife?!? That is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing!

jannza said...

Since first following your blog, I have always admired your work and fabric choices. What an inspiration you are!

Don't mind saying I love your Lucy pictures too. She is just too darn cute! Go Lucy and Happy Birthday to you!

songyue said...

love your quilts. thanks for sharing the tutorial

katt said...

I would love my own housewife! I also love your Corgie -- too cute!

Katie B. said...

I could definitely use a housewife! :) And the fabric is gorgeous.

meg said...

Thanks for the chance:)

Maevy said...

Housewife is a funny name, I didn't know about it. Now I wonder what they're called in French, will have to check it out!

Laurel said...

I definitely need one of those! oh wait, she doesn't clean? LOL. it's a great name and I certainly need one of your housewives as well. what a great giveaway!

omashee aka Barb said...

Oh, I'd love to have a housewife! They're beautiful & so practical! Funny name tho! The bird fabric is beautiful - haven't see that one before, but I like it a lot!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Barb

Christiana said...

Nice giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Christiana said...
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Pop Wahm Buzz said...

Haha - a housewife is a funny name for a needlebook. Good call!

Lil Bean said...

:) What a great giveaway! I've heard of a housewife before - very cute name!

Amanda said...

I love paint by number birds!!

MaddyMazeStudio said...

Pick me, pick me. I couldn't come up with anything better....

What Mama Sews said...

Love the Housewife!

Carmen said...

Desperate(ly in love with your) housewives!

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

csiu[at]rogers[dot]com

emtdlb said...

I have never had a housewife before so this could be fun. Thanks for the chance!!!!

Punkinhead said...

LOVE them - both! That fabric is begging to be made into a vintage-inspired apron. Thanks for the giveaway! I've never it before, and will have to participate next year. :)