Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Resolution with added perks

I've got to clean out my little sewing space after a whirl wind end of the year sewing spree. So, for 2012, I have decided that while cleaning, I am also going to destash- big time . Once a month, on this blog, I am going to post a photo. My plan is to fill a Large, flat rate box with all kinds of sewing/knitting/crafting items (hopefully seasonal so that you can use them when you get them) and send it to the person who leaves me the best comment based on a theme for that month.
So, here goes…………

For January- (open to international and domestic (US) mailing this month- why not start out the year with a bang!

To win, please tell me: What will you be making (food/craft/sewn/knit item) as your hand-made/home-made Valentine's day treat. If you have a recipe or a link to a sewing/knitting tutorial, please include it. (It will help your chances). I will pick my favorite comment based on all entries.

Here is a photo of just some of the things you will get in the January give away.

Details for the 2012 Monthly Giveaway:

I will post a photo of the give-away each month during the first week of the month- so check back often, so you don't miss out.

You will have until the 21st of each month to leave a comment.

Leave only one comment per person.

I will pick a winner and get your package in the mail by the 25th of each month (postal holidays and weekends excepted). (Make sure you don't fall in to the no-reply blogger category- if I can't get you I'll pick someone else).

I know some of my followers are outside the USA. Because international postal rates abroad are much more expensive I will be doing international mailings only a few times during the year (these are big packages and costly to send). Please know- I haven't forgotten you and appreciate your following me- I really do. So, I will specifically post whether the monthly destash-give-away is open to international entries on any given month.

 (We're starting the year big- January is open to everyone).

Thanks for all your support and good luck in 2012! Remember 12 chances to win this year- Go for it!!!


  1. I am afraid I usually design my own projects, so I don't have a link. I will be making my husband a mug rug. I know it doesn't sound very romantic, but I made him one last year and he loves it. It is about his favorite quilty thing I have done for him. I will do an intuitive heart this year. He uses his old one two or three times every day with his meals and he says it keeps me close when I am away. Isn't that sweet? Thank you so much for your generosity. I know whoever wins will be thrilled.

  2. Only this morning I saw a pattern on bejeweled quilts by barb of beautiful interlocked hearts - I think she said it was available at inchworm fabrics! Anyway I plan to make it for Valentines Day!

  3. Aww, what a fab idea! Alas, no valentines to give, ho hum...

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I love to make sugar cookies and my daughter is at the age to start helping. We have one day a month or so to bring a snack for her class, so we'll probably make heart sugar cookies and send them to school.

  5. Okay, I had a hunt, and I think these raspberry swirl marshmallows, which were repinned, so must be popular ;o), would be fab for Valentine's day, you know, because they're the right colour and you can say your love makes you all gooey like marshmallows :oD

  6. Oh fun... I intend to make heart garland for my staircase railing. Little red felt hearts stuffed and hand sewn around the edge in white floss. This idea has swirled round my mind for quite sometime. Manifest the love so shall it be! Wrap me and my babies in care and good times as 2012 gets underway. Good luck with the destashing. I can't even see my cutting table since I put so much stuff on it over the holidays. Grrr...Scooby Doo I got some work to do. :)

  7. I just stumbled on this tutorial, and I think I'm going to have to do this, since this Christmas I had a Christmas mini mailbox my son was OBSESSED with, and I recently did see these mailboxes in the dollar section at Target (or maybe they were $2.50) but they are perfect sized for a card and bit of a treat!

  8. This is an awesome giveaway. This year, I plan to adapt this mug rug pattern into a Valentine for my hubby:

  9. So excited for this giveaway! Thx for the chance Hmm.. I'm planning for a coffee cup sleeve for him...
    I got an idea from here -

  10. I am making my husband a quilt, based on a photo we had taken at sea during our retirement cruise. I don't have any photos of it to share quite yet, but I hope to give it to him on Valentines day.

  11. Ooooo i am so into valentine's day this year! I have pinned so many idea and tutorials to my Valentines pinterest board:

    I think i will definitely be making some heart crochet garlands: to go up on my mantle :)

  12. What a great giveaway. Before Christmas I saw a recipe for a Rice Krispie roll on MADE, and I made them for Christmas and they were soooo yummy. I'm going to make them but cut them smaller and into heart shapes. I also like to make my own cards (because cards are getting really expensive) so I'll make a few of those. Here's the link to the Krispies.
    The next time I made them I'm going to leave out the peanut butter in the Krispie part.

  13. Oh every year i make the girls little dolls. Last year i made felt dolls. This year everyone is excited about owls, so i plan on using this tutorial and making them each an owl. I always leave the dolls at the door, and knock and run. Oh with some chocolate too! And act like i dont know who is leaving them treats.

  14. Great idea on the monthly giveaway!
    As for homemade Valentine's... I like to make (or attempt!) a heart-shaped pizza for dinner. Now that we have a toddler, I look forward to making holidays more about family time at home, instead of going out. I also have a charm pack of some pink and red Valentine's fabric that I should try to sew together into a little quilt. I've had it for a couple years already though, we'll see how it goes!

    Chrystal (via my husband's google account :)


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