Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day

 

Another week, another giveaway! It's December after all! I have put together a little package from my own stash for you today and I hope you like it.


To everyone who is visiting for Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day - céad míle fáilte (or, to translate, a huge Irish welcome!) to my little corner of blogland. I hope that you stay and have a look around. This has been the year of quilting for me. I finished my very first quilt on 25th January this year and quickly became obsessed with the whole quilting process. So much so that I have made an average of 1 large quilt a month and lots of minis, table runners, mug rugs and other projects along the way, including jointly hosting the Across the Sea quiltalong with my friend Jennifer. Plus, of course, the 3 quilts that are in my sewing basket waiting to be finished by year end! I love to make colourful, modern quilts - big and small - with gorgeous fabrics and simple, clean design. Here are some of my favourite makes this year:

Fave makes

You'll find more about my finished quilts here. Next year, my plan involves lots of tutes and some quilt patterns so I would love if you came back and visited again when all the madness of the giveaways is over!

Later this week I will be posting a tute for these cute phone/gadget cozies - one for smaller gadgets, one for iPhones. They are super fast, and super easy and you can make them with scraps - perfect, last minute Christmas presents! So do pop back and check it out if you need some gift inspiration!


To all my loyal friends, well, you know how much I love you all :-) But I'll say it again, just so you're sure - you're the BEST!! I love how I have become friends with so  many of you though commenting and chatting via email, and I really, really hope I get to meet lots of you in London in June at the Fat Quarterly retreat, funds and flights permitting (lets talk about that more in the New Year, will we?).

So, let's get to the important parts!  Today's giveaway is all of my own fabric, from my (overflowing) stash baskets. In case you are wondering, my home is smoke free and pet free!

First up, I am giving a way a Fairy Tale Friends honeybun.


 

Nice, right? This honeybun consists of 45 1.5" strips, approx 44" wide. Have a look here for more info.


But that's not all, I'm also including 6 stashbuilding fat quarters. The fabrics are perfect mixer fabrics in a nice range of colours. 


They are, from left to right: Freebird by Momo for Moda, Hideaway by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda,  Grand Revival by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit, Pinfeathers by Carina Gardner for Northcott, Midsummer Magic by Laurie Godin for Northcott, and 1001 Peeps by Lizzy House for Andover.

What do you need to do? I'm keeping this simple... you can have 2 entries. Please leave your email address in your comment in the following format: fairyfacedesigns (at) gmail (dot) com so that I can contact you.

1. Leave a comment telling me where in the world you are spending Christmas/your holidays this year. Mine will be here, at home, just outside Cork city in the very south of Ireland.  (Everyone can enter on this comment, follower or not!)
2. For a bonus entry, let me know if you are a follower, new or old.

Important stuff: I will close the giveaway at 9pm Irish time (GMT) on Friday 16th December. The winner will be drawn using Random Number Generator. Giveaway is open internationally. I will delete duplicate entries. If I cannot get in contact with the winner by Sunday 18th December, I will redraw.

**This giveaway is now closed**

983 comments:

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Jennifer said...

Ill be in the USofA - nj to be more specific!

Jennifer said...

and of course, I'm a follower, proudly have been for some time! thanks for the giveaway and be sure to stop by mine!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I will be spending Christmas with my family in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are also going to take my husband and daughter to Lake Tahoe for a few days so that they can see what it look like and my daughter can see snow for the first time :)
craftymamad at gmail dot com

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Of course I am a follower :)

Head Øv Metal said...

I'm a follower.

Head Øv Metal said...

I'm staying home, working right before and after Christmas.

Bright Angel said...

I am spending the holidays at home in Northern Idaho in the U.S. Thank you for the great giveaway and the chance to win! The fabrics are adorable! :)

Bright Angel said...

I am an old follower! :) Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

Kell said...

I'm spending it at home in western Massachusetts. Thanks for the giveaway.
shadowwalker83(at)msn(dot)com

Kell said...

I'm a follower too! :)

Longvacation said...

I'm a follower and have been one for a little while now.

Katy Cameron said...

I shall be spending Christmas just outside sunny Blackpool - lucky me, right? ;o)

Fab fabric BTW, thanks for the chance to win :o)

Katy Cameron said...

And I already follow you :o)

Ella said...

I'll be in NY...enjoying me some snow.
ellaredstar (at) gmail (dot) com.

Ella said...

I'm an old follower!

Longvacation said...

I'll be spending Christmas here at home in New York with my immediate family.
Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

longvacation(at)optonline(dot)net

Harrysmum said...

I'll be spending Christmas in Saddleworth, which is in either Yorkshire or Greater Manchester depending on your loyalties! (both in the UK LOL!)

Harrysmum said...

I'm a follower on Googlereader too!

Patty C. said...

Lovely fabrics ;)
I Will be spending Christmas in Florida with my family

Patty C. said...

I am a follower ;)

Katey said...

I'll be spending Christmas near St. Louis and near Dallas -- with my fiance's family and then with my own.

Katey said...

And I'm a follower!

Courtney said...

What lovely offerings! I had the chance to spend some time in Ireland one December a few years ago - got to Dublin, cork and kinsale. I can still remember how beautiful and festive it was! This year I'll be at home with my family in Charlotte, nc.

Courtney said...

Already happily following!

ga447 said...

I will spend my holiday in Euless, Texas with my grandchildren.

ga447 said...

I am so glad that I have been a follower for a great while.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I will be spending Christmas at home in central Ohio, USA. :)

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I am a not-new follower. :)

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Órla said...

what a great give away - I have been following your blog for a few months now and have been inspired to start quilting (am getting a sewing machine for Christmas!)
Love all your tutorials, keep them coming please!
Am also spending Christmas just outside Cork with my hubby and 3 kids!

my email is orlapk at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I will be spending CHristmas at home in CT. My hubby fell off a ladder just before Thanksgiving and fractured his hip. He's homebound until 8 weeks have passed, so here we are! Kateconn1 (at) msn (dot) com

Meg said...

I will be splitting my time with my parents in Alexandria, Virginia and my husband's family in Gainesville, Virginia.

megromeo(at)gmail(dot)com

Meg said...

I have been following your blog since the summer. Does that make me old?

megromeo(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I am existing follower. Intentionally choosing not to say I am "OLD". LOL! Sew on, friends! Kate Kateconn1(at) msn (dot) com.

Sharon Pernes said...

I am a follower
Sharon dot pernes at gmail dot com

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I'll be right here in Charlotte, NC celebrating with my family. Lucky to have them all in town. Merry Christmas my dear friend!
ellisonlane (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Well you know very well I am a very happy follower indeed!
xo
ellisonlane (at) gmail (dot) com

Sharon Pernes said...

I am spending Hanukkah and Christmas at homenwith my family

DianeY said...

I'll be spending Christmas at home half-way around the world from you - on another Island, Oahu! But I've been to Cork & loved it (except it flooded!)

DianeY said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

diane said...

I'll be spending the Christmas holidays in Yorba Linda, CA...with my family. All the boys will be here for New Year's day...so that will be a big celebration

diane said...

I am a follower

Beezus said...

Wow -- I didn't realize how new to quilting you were! I'm an old follower and you can reach me via maria (at) beezuscomplex (dot) com. :)

Beezus said...

And I plan to celebrate Christmas at our house in Kentucky, about 4 hours away from where we are currently living. We still need to pack a bunch of stuff up, and we might actually run into some family while there . . . :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Merry Christmas to yu and your family....I am spending mine at home in New Brunswick,Canada...with my whole family..hubby,3 sons and their families....a noisey day full of too much food....and lots of hugs kisses and fun with the grandchildren....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am already a follower

Leanne said...

This year we are planning to stay home mostly, in the centre of Alberta, in the capital city, Edmonton, which are both in Canada. We may venture to the nearby Rocky Mountains for a bit of skiing.

Kelsey said...

I'm spending Christmas at home here in Mountain View, CA.

Leanne said...

And I am a loyal follower of your wonderful blog.

Kelsey said...

I'm an (old) follower. ;)

Marika said...

I'll be spending Christmas is Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada this year (and probably next year and the year after too!).

Thanks for this giveaway :)

Marika said...

I've been your follower for a while now :)

Svetlana said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks!

Svetlana said...

I'm a happy and inspired follower.

Canadian Kristin said...

Merry Christmas! I will be spending it at home with my hubby and kids and our extended family on both sides! We are blessed that we all live within 5 hours of each other, with much of our extendeds even in this same westcoast of Canada city!! Here's hoping for snow for Christmas!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Canadian Kristin said...

[happy follower]
I love watching all the quilting you accomplish, that's amazing and inspiring and so fun!!!

Thanks for a chance to win! Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

I will be spending Christmas at home in Ohio.

Michell said...

I follow you

Michell said...

I will be spending Xmas in Gisborne, New Zealand

krawczykfamilyatgmaildotcom

Michelle said...

we are spending the holidays with my in-laws near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario/Canada :) gooberific @ yahoo.com

Heather D. said...

I'll be on Vancouver Island, also in the greater Vancouver area to see family!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. :)

heather.degreeff AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

i've been a follower for quite a while now ;) gooberific @ yahoo.com

Heather D. said...

I follow via google reader, have been for some time. I read every post!

Rebecca said...

We're staying home this year, having a fun night at my parents, and another night with friends :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Bree said...

As of right now, I have no idea where I'll be yet, other than somewhere in Iowa, USA!

Bree said...

I'm a follower!

Becky said...

I am a follower! I thought you'd been quilting longer than you have, you rock!

Becky said...

I'll be here at home in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. :)

Hilachas said...

This year I will be spending Christmas in Keller, Texas, USA. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Hilachas said...

I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

mblittle5 said...

We'll be spending Christmas with our family outside Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas.

mblittle5 said...

Of course I follow your blog. Thanks for the very generous giveaway.

Joyatee said...

I will be spending the holidays at home, in good ole' Louisiana.

Joyatee said...

...and I'm a follower!

Toni said...

Great giveaway, Sarah! Christmas will be spent right here in Indiana, but I'm hoping to squeeze in a trip to my parents' house in Iowa the week before. Thanks!

Toni said...

Definitely a follower!

Anonymous said...

I'll be in beautiful Lake Louise Alberta in the Rocky Mountains.

meganarline(at)hotmail(dot)com

TeenaBugg38 said...

I am seriously drooling over this fabric!!! I will be spending my holiday home with my family (fiance, five boys and thier assorted friends who will take over my house when they break from school...lol) in good ol Knoxville TN USA :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

And I am def a follower!!

Anonymous said...

I have been a follower on facebook, does that count?

meganarline(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

I am a follower and glad to be one! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Rachel said...

OK, busy days ahead...LOL...but we will spend Christmas Eve Day/early evening at my mom's house and Christmas Day will be home...YEAH! Thanks for the opportunity! OOPs, I forgot the email when I said I was a follower :-(

barndreaming (at) gmail (dot) com

Mom2RyandSis said...

I'm a follower :) mom2ryandsis(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mom2RyandSis said...

We are traveling this year so I will be spending Christmas in Missouri. Thanks for the giveaway! mom2ryandsis(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynne said...

MY daughter, SIL and two grandsons are coming to us for Christmas Day, my brother, DSIL and niece will visit on Boxing Day and mum will arrive either 27th or 28th and stay till New Year! So I guess that means I spending it at home!

Lynne said...

I am a very happy follower - I read every post and comment on most!

manybooks said...

I don't exactly know where we're spending Christmas this year! Last minute decision, I guess :)
~Linda manybooks(at)comcast(dot)net

manybooks said...

And I'm an old follower ~
~Linda manybooks(at)comcast(dot)net

Patchwork and Play said...

Hi Sarah! Long time (ie 'old') follower! Amazing giveaway!

Patchwork and Play said...

Hello again! I live in Melbourne and I will be spending Christmas down on the Mornington Peninsula by the sea! I'm hoping for a sparkling summer day!

Heather said...

I will split my Christmas between Richmond, VA and Northern Maine - neither of which is a place I live - so I have some travel in store for me this Christmas. heatherstompkins (at) gmail (dot) come

Heather said...

I have been following for a couple months. I found your PictureBox tutorial when I was looking for inspiration for a baby quilt for my niece and made a "mini" version!

Jennifer said...

I am spending my very first in Texas with my Finace :) It will be amazing and tough at the same time as I won't get to see my family this year :( They're in Canada and can't come for a visit... but they will be here in no time for the wedding :)

Jennifer said...

I'm an old-ish follower :) Found you a few months ago and I have been much inspired by your gorgeous quilts :)

ElfRenee said...

With my parents!

ElfRenee said...

I'm an old follower!

elflyn said...

At home in Queensland Australia.
elflyn1(at)hotmail(dot)com

elflyn said...

I 'm a follower (old)
elflyn1(at)hotmaildot)com

Paskiaq said...

I will be on a Mexican cruise!
paskiaq(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Paskiaq said...

I'm an old follower :)

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

CHRISTMAS WILL BE HERE AT HOME IN MONTANA IN THE BEAUTIFUL ROCKY MOUNTAINS! WE WILL ENJOY OUR FIRESIDE CONVERSATIONS+CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS!

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

I will be spending Christmas with my husband's family.

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Angela D. said...

I'll be spending Christmas in Carlsbad, CA this year. I'm hoping for a nice, warm sunny day. thanks for the giveaway!

Miranda said...

I am spending Christmas at home in Minnesota. I'm glad that all of my family will be around this year! And I am glad that it's Monday in Ireland, because it's still Sunday here :)

Miranda said...

I'm a faithful follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katie B. said...

Fun!! We'll be heading tomis Indiana for Christmas.

Katie B. said...

(old) follower!

Judee said...

We will be home in Southern California, USA where the sun will be shining and the sky will be blue as usual.:) This is a great giveaway.

Judee said...

Yes, I am a follower.

Allison C said...

We have actually celebrated Christmas with one side of the family and will do the other side this weekend. Then it is just hubby and I for the actual holiday here in Boston. I pet sit as my second job and this is the biggest time of the year for that. Unfortunatly money is not falling from the sky or growing on our trees (Booooo!) and I'm desparate to get enough savings for our first house. I wish I loved an area that had a cheaper housing market! Alibear167 at gmail

Allison C said...

I'm a follower, but I hate using the term "old". How about dedicated follower instead.
Alibear167 at gmail

Eleni said...

It's gonna be boring this year!! We're staying in Athens for Holidays!! But I promised myself that I'll be going out a lot more than last year!! (I don't care about economical crisis and all!!! We have a saying in Greece that poverty needs fun and well being!!!!ehehehe)
Happy Holidays Sarah!! All the best for you and your gorgeous family:D
xoxo
eleni

Eleni said...

I've already been a follower (lately though not so loyal!!I'm terribly sorry about this!!!)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

We'll be spending the holidays right here at home in Kansas, USA!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Have been happily following along for some time now. :o)

Jessica said...

We are staying at home. So that is Queensland Australia!

Jessica said...

I am a follower!

Jo said...

I will be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas day at work. I work in a nursing home and really hope I am able to make it a cheerful time for my residents.

Jo said...

I am a follower thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway

daisy and jack said...

Hi Sarah - I'm spending christmas at home in southern new south wales Australia this year - and hoping its not too hot :)

daisy and jack said...

and yes, I am a follower - I found your blog a little while ago and immediately subscribed by RSS - is that the same as following ?? hope so !

Katica said...

I am spending Christmas in Finland, no snow yet though!

Katica said...

Oh, and you are on my Top Sites in Safari!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Christmas this year is in Germany where we currently live. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

I've been a follower for a little while, thank you!

Flying Blind... said...

We will be spending the day in West Sussex and Kent - and hopefully not much more than an hour in the car each way!!!

Flying Blind... said...

I'd like to think I am way more than just a Follower!! xxx

Martina said...

I will spend christmas here in Basel in switzerland. The parents of my daughter-in-law will join us all from turkey. Thanks for the lovely give away!

Martina said...

I am already a happy follower! Thanks!

Lotti said...

I'm spending Christmas at my parents house in Suffolk

Lotti said...

I'm a google reader follower

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Oooh lovely prize thanks Sarah!
I'll be in Perth, Western Australia :)

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

and I am part of your fan club ;)

pizzaeater said...

I am a new quilter and a new follower.

pizzaeater said...

I will spending my Christmas with my family in Gilbert, Arizona, USA.

Unknown said...

I'll be spending the holiday's with my family here in Hayward, California of the USA
sher_henry(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Unknown said...

I have been a follower of your blog for a while now. sher_henry(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jessica said...

This is our first Christmas in Montana. We moved from California. I am behind horribly and it doesn't feel like Christmas yet. Hoping to get it in gear this week. Thanks for the chance!

Jessica said...

And I didn't leave my email, so that was lame. Luckily, I am already a follower, so here is my 2nd comment stating so (and my email).

narniamum (at) gmail (dot) com

Dianne Neale said...

I shall be at home in Valtice, southern Czech Republic.
Thanks for the gieveaway

Dianne Neale said...

I am a follower
My email is quiltova at slunce dot cz

nähtina said...

Hi,

Christmas we will be at home, here, in the bay area, San Francisco.

Greetings,
Tina

mailantina(at)gmail.com

nähtina said...

I follow you already.

mailantina(at)gmail.com

Celtic Thistle said...

I am going home on Friday to the North East of England for Christmas and New Year, can't wait :) No snow here in Riga, Latvia yet so hoping it stays like that till Friday!

Celtic Thistle said...

I have followed you since the summer and look forward to seeing what you are working on in 2012.

quilterbell said...

Hi Sarah, great giveaway!. I will spent Christmas at home with my little familly in Kildare.
Thank you for the chance.

quilterbell said...

I am a follower

Judith, Belfast said...

We'll be in sunny Belfast for Christmas this year! So glad you'll be in London in June - see you there! Jxo

Judith, Belfast said...

Already a follower! Jxo

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Christmas in Australia, as usual. One day I'll have a cold Christmas but, until then, bring on the heat.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Gorgeous fabrics. :)

Lynn said...

I'll be spending Christmas in London with my family.

Lynn said...

Yes I am a follower.

gill said...

An old follower!

gill said...

Spending Christmas at home in the UK but coming to Ireland next year!

pippablue said...

I am heading over to Suffolk to spend Christmas with my parents. Looking forward to putting my feet up and relaxing!

pippablue said...

I'm a follower :)

Tiffany said...

I will be spending Christmas/New Year's in Germany with my husband's family and friends. Yay!

Tiffany said...

I am a follower - old :)

AstaD said...

I am a very old follower and thanks for the give away!
dzelzyte (at) yahoo (dot) com

AstaD said...

This year I will be spending my Xmas in South eatern part of England!
dzelzyte (at) yahoo (dot) com

mariana said...

I will fly from Dublin to Germany to spend Christmas with the in-laws. I just started following you on my reader, so excited to see a crafter from Ireland.

karamino said...

I will be at home here at Turkey! I was hoping that my parents will come but they cannot now...

karamino said...

Already a follower, thank you!

Linda Coleman said...

We are spending Christmas in our own town but with my brother and his wife on Christmas day.

Linda Coleman said...

I am a follower (of course)

FLO said...

I will spend Christmas in Manchester UK with my little family and hopefully a new member - baby boy on is way!!!

FLO said...

I am already a follower...

Wendy said...

I'll be spending Christmas in Nottingham, England.

Wendy said...

I'm already a follower too!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I will be spending part of my Christmas at home (Christmas Eve) and then Christmas morning we will open gifts and jump in the car for an 8 hour car ride to Michigan where my son is! It will be great fun!

Thanks for a great giveaway
gap(dot)rhonda(at)gmail.com

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a follower (but not an old one) LOL

Anita said...

We're spending Christmas at home in NY! =) thanks for a chance to win.

Anita said...

I follow your blog. =)

Tara June said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I'll be spending the holidays right here in South Florida where I live year round...I'm pretty fortunate that most of my family lives here as well :)

Tara June said...

I'm a follower!

Catherine said...

You are very generous! I will be spending the holidays at home for Christmas (Yay!)and then in a little fishing village for New Year.

Catherine said...

..and I follow you on Google reader. Lovely blog!

WandaFish said...

Lovely giveaway, Sarah, thanks!
I'll be at home on the Wirral, UK for Christmas :)

WandaFish said...

I've been following you for quite a while now :)

cc8d3ba8-3447-11e0-834e-000bcdca4d7a said...

Hiya,
My husband and I will be spending Christmas with one of my five daughters..all will be at her home. 9 1/2 grandchildren, five daughters and their husbands,,shoot be a hoot!
Linda J
VA
LJeterpudd@aol.com

cc8d3ba8-3447-11e0-834e-000bcdca4d7a said...

I am somewhat new to your site,, and enjoy it sew much!

Linda J
VA

LJeterpudd@aol.com

Mommarock said...

I am spending my Christmas in hopefully warm Texas.

Manda said...

I will be just down the road at my sisters in UK.
Manda886(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Manda said...

I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

Hi :) I love ur blog, Im a follower, I just bought my so much desired first sewing machine and Im really hopping I know enought soon to start quilting, so far just small things :)
Im portuguese but I live in Sweden and my Chrstmas will pass at home with my family here in Gothemburg, Sweden :)


/hug
Catarina Appelgren
catarina.appelgren@gmail.com

PS-Im sorry I get error when try to post with google account :(

Sarah said...

A very thoughtful giveaway! I'll be spendin Chirstmas wrapped up in a quilt on the sofa with the cat (at home), just us this year.

Sarah said...

And I am a follower :-)

Catie said...

I will be spending Christmas with my family in chilly Minnesota.

Catie said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I will be in Wales :)
charmaboutyou (at) gmail (dot) com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I'm a loyal follower :) Hope to make it to London!
charmaboutyou (at) gmail (dot) com

Candice said...

I'm a follower!

Candice said...

My holidays will be spent right at home- snuggled up by the fire :)

lauroar13 said...

I'm a new follower!! lauroar at gmail dot com

I'll be spending Christmas on Barry Island, tidy.

knottygnome said...

i will be here at home in western New York. knottygnome @ gmail . com

knottygnome said...

i follow you in google reader. knottygnome @ gmail . com

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