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Finally! The Giveaway Post!!

*Edited to add, Comments are now closed. I will post the winner soon and send them an email!! Thanks to everyone who entered and for all of your great comments. In the next week or so, I hope to visit each of your blogs!!

I know you've all been waiting with baited breath and trust me, I appreciate it. I'm running a little late with this, due to softball running late, lemon bars that HAD to be made and well, life ;)






So, here it is... To celebrate my first (and only so far) sale from my new Etsy shop, Sewin, I am having a giveaway!!



"What do I win?" you say. Well, in a sense, that is up to you! I have these two lovely fabrics.



Tile Mosaic in turqoise, by Laura Gunn,

her Lantern Bloom collection for Michael Miller













Charima Paisley Tomato, by Chez Moi for Moda



You, well, the winner, will get to choose from one of these fabrics and then choose either a skirt for a little girl (up to a size 10/12), a head scarf, or a skirt and a headscarf sized for an 18" doll.

Cool huh!! And to make it fun, I'll actually make a headscarf out of both for the winner if they choose this option. The catch, I'd like a picture of you or yours wearing one of the scarves for my Etsy shop.


How do I win? Easy, see I have this fabric (table cloth, actually)
from April Cornell. I found it a thrift store and I love it! I'm thinking pillows, napkins, dish towels, craft fair apron OR table cloth. I simply can't decide. That's where you come in. For one entry, give me your thoughts on what I should do with this yumminess!

For a bonus entry, tell me what the pattern is called and how old it is.

I will also give bonus entries for: linking from your blog to this giveaway, becoming a follower, or paying a visit to one of my Etsy shops, Ketelcopia or Sewin and leaving a comment telling me one way I can improve my shop(s).

I will leave comments open for one week. Comments will be closed on Monday, July 27 at 10 pm central time. I will post the winner sometime Tuesday the 28th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will pick a new winner.

Have fun and good luck!

Trish

Comments

  1. I'm the first!! :)

    So... I would make some curtains with red velvet on the reverse :)

    meninheira at gmail dot com

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  2. You can always make something new. What about a small-sized mirror bag?

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  3. I'm a follower now.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  4. Ketelcopia : I love the Lady in Pink - vintage earring ring.

    My comment : White backgrounds are more suitable for colourful bracelets.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  5. I actually think it would look cool for dish towels...or....napkins!
    Rachel
    rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

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  6. I would also love to see your headscarf on a real person in your etsy pics. Just to see the fit and all that jazz. :)

    rachelherzog@bellsouth.net
    www.tickleworm.com

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  7. the material would look pretty in
    a pillow

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  8. I am a new follower

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  9. I like the Halle's skirt at sew-in.

    I would like to see red material used and skirts in bigger girls sizes

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  10. Hmmm. I'd go for napkins, splashes of color in the table are refreshing I think =)

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  11. I like this fabric for an apron or a tote bag. Thanks!

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  12. I think some more clothing choices at your Sewin site. Thanks!

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  13. I so love finding lovliness like that! My closest goodwill is 230 miles away...yes I'm in the boonies! With that lovely red color, I would make napkins to use for either Christmas or Valentine's Day. Imagine it on White China on a red tablecloth...just so 'rich' looking!

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  14. I would use models too. If you don't like having your children on the internet, you can take the pictures from the waist down for the skirt (so people can envision the flare and length on their kid); and turn the face slightly away for the headscarf shot...I would like to know what they look like on too. Do you have these in half widths? More a headband (with tails would be nice), than a head scarf? that's my two cents.

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  15. You could make placemats! If that doesn't interest you, I like the apron idea.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win a skirt for my daughter in the Charima Paisley Tomato! How sweet... mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(Dot)ca

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  16. I would use this fabric to make a purse (I've been obsessed with making bags lately) but looks like you could make a "vintage" purse or bag of some sort :)

    amanda[dot]hayslett[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. On the Sewin shop I'd use models as suggested previously. I do like the clothes hanging on the line -- I think it's artistic, but I'd also have model pics too so you could see better what they'd look like on. The Prince skirt pic turned out well, but I would suggest having her knees (or full legs) in the picture to get the full effect.

    Post the clothes for the 18" dolls you mentioned here. You could list doll clothes on their own and then also have some sets where you could buy a matching girl/doll combo with a skirt and head scarf for each of them!!! My 5 year old daughter (and her doll) would be thrilled with that!!!

    Would you be able to have a separate shipping price to Canada? I know that it isn't normally as expensive as everywhere else and would make Canadian shoppers more likely to purchase from you.

    Congrats on your first sale so far! All the best... mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  19. I love the second one...and I have a little girl who would look so cute in a skirt of that.

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  20. I think wicker basket liners in that fabric would look super sweet!

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  21. ooooohh a giveaway! yay!

    great fabrics! i (if i could sew) would probably make a bag of some sort. i love bags and can never have enough! :)

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  22. I would make basket liners for the little baskets in my kitchen that I use to store flour-sack towels and other goodies. I think it would be beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Christy
    sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

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  23. This cloth is very gorgeous...you should make pillow cases with coral colored lace trimmings or ruffles....it would be absolutely girlie and adorable!

    jewels.of.india.01@gmail.com

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  24. On your sewin shop, as eevryone here has already suggested, you should use models to properly display how the skirts or scarves would hang on an actual person....as for your rings and other accessories, i think you should use simpler background. the items are colorful enough....so a plain background would shift the emphasis on your gorgeous items. And also, please make sure the photographs are very clear.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18714621 This one here is so incredibly blurred thjat it is hard to see the details on the ring.

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  25. The fabric is very vintage-y... I love the look of hand drawn illustrations of nature on it. An apron would always be nice, and fit for the theme, also a placemat, egg warmer, kitchen mitt, tea towel, would be great too. If you have a large quanity why not making a set of those things?

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  26. I would use that fabric for...a lampshade! Think how it would rosy up a room, light coming through that lovely pattern.

    Wonderful giveaway! Who wouldn't take the scarf-and-photo option? Headscarves and fame!;D

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  27. I would do pillows for sure!

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  28. I think an apron would be great.

    jswandrn @ gmail.com

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