An eventful week and giveaway winners

I’m sorry for the delay. It hasn’t been the best of weeks for us and at the end of it, I am thankful that everyone is all right.

My hubby was ill on Tuesday and while we were at the clinic, my dad called to say that mum had a car accident.  Thank God she wasn’t injured but her car would be at the workshop for at least a week. So, hubby and I spent almost a day driving around checking on her, her car, meeting the owner of the car she collided with and finding a good workshop. Mum was shaking when we met her and complained of chest pains so we got her to visit the doctor and rest for a couple of days.

The following day, my lil princess fell in school and now sports a 2-centimeter bump on her forehead. We rushed her to the pediatrician that evening and had to observe her for 48 hours.

I felt tired and rather distracted this week after all that happenings and that I think made me indecisive and fickle. While working on my new Sew Weekly project  for a summer dress, I decided half way through that I preferred the top and bottom as separates rather than a dress. So, I started on another dress on Thursday afternoon. I hope that project works out.

On a brighter note, reading all your comments here and on the Sew Weekly always cheers me up so thank you all for that. And while I was posting new photos on flickr, I discovered that the Honor Roll has made an adorable blouse from my sunny resort blouse pattern. I love that she used a stripe bias tape for contrast and finished her tie belt with those stripes too!

Julie from Vibrant Designs also made a pretty lace version of the 1-hour Kaftan. Love those sleeves!

I am so honoured that Chie from Viva Veritas found my piping tutorial easy to follow and created these new lovelies with piping!  She is such a creative and inspiring talent and I can’t wait to see the photos of her outfits from her June photo shoot! Did you see her scallop waist skirt free pattern? I’m sewing that up for sure!

As some of you know, I started documenting tips/tutorials on a more regular basis since the beginning of the year so it feels fantastic each time someone uses them. One thing about coming up with tutes is I have no idea if I conveyed the steps clearly enough so it is quite reassuring when someone uses it and it works. Tutes can also be super time consuming to document so when it is used, I have a feeling that the time was well spent. Thank you so much ladies!

Now, without further ado, part 2 of my anniversary giveaway.  Before I announce the winners. I just wanted to thank you all for taking time to participate and to tell me 3 interesting things about yourselves! I really enjoyed reading and learning more about you and visited your blogs to find out more too:)

The winners are:

Vintage Simplicity 8278- Sertyan #16

Vintage Simplicity 8442- Crystal #20

1950s Apron pattern -Fiona #6

Random.org generator was used and I got 3 winners who wanted the 3 different patterns straight away! Marvelous!  If you are reading this, please email me your mailing address so I can send the patterns to you! Congratulations!

Have a blessed weekend, here’s wishing everyone a better week ahead!

Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

I want to thank each and everyone who participated in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway on my blog.

Wow! Wow! Wow! The response was SO overwhelming and beyond my expectations. I must tell you that I absolutely enjoyed reading all your comments! Not only do I feel encouraged and energized by your kind words but also appreciate all the time you have taken to look at the stuff I’ve made. It was a fabulous feedback channel and I’m so happy that quite a number of you also subscribed to my blog.

After reading through all your comments, I actually thought picking the winner would be tough. What if both winners wanted the fabrics and not the bag?  I was surprised that it all went smoothly! I clicked on the number generator on Random.org twice and we have both winners in seconds!

The Japanese fabrics turned out to be the more popular item and the winner is #18: Colleen who said:”I love your Floral Blouse in Made by Me. Thank you for the lovely giveaway – blessing to you this holiday season. If I won – hard to choose!! Fabric! Thank you.”Many of you also liked the bag (though not as many as the fabrics:)) and the winner is #208: Christine who said “The bag is gorgeous! And I am in love with your Floral on Green Bloomers! I love the bag! And I just subscribed to your blog!”Congratulations Colleen and Christine! I will be in touch soon:)

Have a blessed week everyone!

Giveaway Winner!

A special thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway!  I used the number generator at random. org and the winner is #20, Julie C who said:

“Hey, I’m originally from Paris, France but I now live in Chicago. I LOVE sewing: it’s my secret addiction. I would love to get the leaves fabric especially now that summer is over! Thanks!”

Julie, you will be receiving an email from me requesting for your mailing address soon! Congratulations and Happy Sewing!

The Sew Convert Giveaway Winners!

Wow! I was expecting a hundred, maybe two hundred comments but there were more than 400 comments received for the giveaway over the last 4 days!

It took my mum and I a while to write on 427 pieces of paper (don’t worry, I recycled used printer paper) followed by emails of my subscribers and  links to my blog. And the winners were randomly picked by my sweet little princess who didn’t have the slightest clue what she was doing and how important her duty was. She did look serious though!

The winner of Pigs Galore fabric:

87: Lindsay said: I love the blue and pink flowers… and the piggies!

The winner of An Apple A Day fabric:

99: Jessie Hansen said: For some reason I am seeing myself covering the frame of a mirror with the apple fabric. Sounds really tacky and I’ve never done anything like it, but that is what I see when I see that fabric.

The winner of  the Flower Vine Stripe fabric by Valori Wells and the grab bag of buttons (My fave comment):

187: Renee said: Love your blog (signed up!) and love the fabrics! Hard to pick a favorite! #1 would be the Flower Vine stripe and I think it would make an adorable child’s “Ribbon Dress” that you show in your March 9 post. Then I would make your Ai Drawstring Bag out of Pigs Galore…just because it would be fun and a conversation starter!

Congratulations crafters! I will be contacting you shortly. Thank you everyone for participating! God Bless!

UPDATE:

Jessie, Linsay and Renee, your packages have been maied. They are coming via airmail so I am hoping that they will reach you as soon as possible. Hope you enjoy the fabrics!