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Thoroughly Modern Minis Bean Bag Cover {Giveaway} Closed

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Etsy shop owners are really amazing people! The ones that make products to sell are really putting themselves and their talent out there for the world to see. Talented describes them in a word, I think. Melanie over at Thoroughly Modern Minis (TModernMinis) is no exception to this! She’s joining me to do a giveaway on a bean bag chair slipcover!

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The slipcover is made to cover Dana’s, over at the blog Made, Rollie Pollie pattern. If you’re not much of a sewer but would really love to have your own Rollie Pollie, look no further than Melanie’s shop! If you’ve never heard of or are not interested in a bean bag chair these also double as a great storage space for all things soft.

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In the picture I have 3 large winter blankets, 1 twin comforter, and an extra decor pillow. I stuffed everything in the bag thinking it would be busting at the seams. It really only took up about half of the space available. I ended up grabbing Munchkin’s XL twin comforter and there was still a ton of room to spare! If you don’t have a ton of blankets lying around this would also be an amazing way to keep a load of stuffed animals together, and look cute in the process. Sometimes we go through spurts where he’s totally into playing pretend with his stuffed animals but mostly they just get thrown around and alway seem to be underfoot. He wasn’t sure what the bag was at first, but as soon as I told him I needed him to sit on it he flopped down and snuggled up

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Munchkin is about 45″ tall. This thing really is so big. I want to fill it up just so I can flop down next to him too! The rest of the evening was spent jumping off of our couches onto it. The boys loved rolling all over it. As for the actual cover, it’s stitched wonderfully and I can tell it will be able to stand up to the rough housing of two little boys. She worked with me on figuring out which fabric would suit my home decor ideas. It’s been a pleasure to work with her!

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One lucky winner will win one Bean Bag Cover!

****Note, this is for the cover only. No pattern or filling of any kind is included****

One of the ways to enter the giveaway is to “favorite” Thoroughly Modern Minis, if you choose to enter this way you will be emailed a discount code for 10% off from Melanie!

Visit her shop today!

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*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of October 14th  and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Thoroughly Modern Minis, but all opinions are my own.

Fluffy Garden Boutique {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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One of my favorite things about being a military spouse is moving to new locations and meeting new people — moving away from those new friends never feels like good-bye since we have Facebook and other ways to keep in touch, but it also never feels like good-bye because the chances of meeting up again in the military are just too good!  Kierston and I met when we were living in the middle of the California desert; our husbands worked together and we have boys who are just months apart in age, so it was a quick match for our entire family.  We moved to North Carolina about three years ago, and we were ecstatic when Kierston’s family moved to North Carolina just about three months ago!Cover Photo

Almost immediately after making a cross-country trip and getting settled in their new location, Kierston opened up her Facebook shop Fluffy Garden Boutique, where she makes custom orders of just about anything that can be crocheted, sewn, or painted!  She is completely invested in her shop and in her products, and her passion is evident on her Facebook updates that usually include some sort of amazing special or giveaway for her fans.

 Here are a couple of my favorites from her shop:

 

Around the House items include this Multipurpose Wash Cloth (shown above), Washable Swiffer Cover, or a cute Tooth Fairy Pillow!

Fluffy Garden Boutique also features great sets for photography props or photo shoots, such as this Mermaid Set with Shell Top and Starfish Headband

The Beanies, Hats, and Diaper Covers also include lots of fun seasonal products, such as this Football Beanie

Photo: OSU inspired headband (can be customized to any team) sizes NB, 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, toddler, child or adult $5 free shipping

Or hard-core football fans will love to check out the College and NFL Themes Crochet album with items such as this OSU-Inspired Headband (can be customized for any team, any size infant to adults), totes, or throws.

 Since Kierston is a military spouse herself, she knows the difficulty that goes with numerous deployments, long hours/days/weeks, and sacrifice to serve our country.  Fluffy Garden Boutique features a Military Heroes Wall of Fame open to any branch of service — just e-mail your picture and she’ll add it to this album!

And, just in time for the fall season, Fluffy Garden Boutique is offering a $30 Gift Certificate to use in the shop by November 1!  Check out Fluffy Garden Boutique on Facebook, then come back here to enter to win!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of September 14th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Fluffy Garden Boutique, but all opinions are strictly my own. 

Sew Much Ado {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Ok, I’m not really a quilter, but I do try!  I love the look of a finished quilt and I love the fascinating combination of prints and colors that a quilt can embody.  I jumped at the opportunity to try out Sew Much Ado’s quilt pattern for Gathers and Giggles!  I had a beautiful pile of girly fat quarters that I thought would be great, even though I don’t exactly have any daughters yet!  And so this lovely little quilt is for my first unborn daughter, or maybe my first granddaughter :).

Note that my dimensions are a little off because I was limited by the length of my fat quarters.  My quilt turned out about the dimensions of a crib mattress, but following the exact piece requirements in the pattern will create a square quilt 40”x40”.

Sew Much Ado currently has six sweet little patterns available in PDF!

The Giggles and Gathers pattern is terrific.  Good pictures, plenty of guidance, lots of steps broken down to make it easier to follow, and neatly organized.  My quilt was a breeze for me (the non-quilter) to put together with such a detailed pattern.

If you’re looking for a quick and cozy sewing project for the cold weather fast approaching, I recommend this cutey from Sew Much Ado!

Sew Much Ado is offering TWO lucky ducks this same PDF quilt pattern for Gathers & Giggles!

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Fat Quarter Shop {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’m a sewer who gets that butterfly feeling when I walk into a fabric store and see all the beautiful possibilities!  Can anyone relate?  That “Oh what I could do with a yard of THIS!!” thought races through my head with about everything I see.  That same longing reenters my mind every time I visit the Fat Quarter Shop online.

The specialty cuts are the most tempting to me.  Fat quarter bundles, charm packs, jelly rolls, and layer cakes!  I recently ordered the Circa 1934 and Reunion charm packs from The Fat Quarter Shop and made a little quilt of Boston!

  

This is the view of the city from our house just across the harbor.  I love that I’ll be able to take our city with us wherever we move to next!  It hangs on our wall in our living room.  For this project, the charm packs were perfect, because I only needed little pieces of lots of coordinating pieces.

Can’t you just think of a dozen things you’d do with all this fabric?  Quilts, bags, little girl dresses, home décor, pillows, diaper bags, anything!  Oh Fat Quarter Shop, let’s be friends.

PS –Are you on their mailing list yet?  I am, and I look forward to every email I get because its usually full of new kits, collections, ideas, and beautiful finished quilt projects.  I love being informed about the newest arrivals.  Speaking of new arrivals, the Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury yardage is in!  Look at this beautiful collection!

 

And now on to the giveaway prize!!  The winner is one lucky lucky soul, and I am so jealous!  The winner will receive:

A Gypsy Girl Jelly Roll by Lily Ashbury!!  It includes 40 2 1/2″ stripes of fabric rolled up and tied in a cute ribbon!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Friday, October 12th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.
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Fat Quarter Shop {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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I’ve been searching high and low for the most perfect fabric to reupholster these chairs for our study:

They are from the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and quite rough looking.

After all they spent who knows how many years living in my uncle’s attic…

I want something unique for those chairs.  I want something gorgeous.  I want something designer.  I want something perfect.  Where would I go to find the most perfect fabric?  Well, we’ve already well established that I buy lots online.  It’s the best, most easiest way to find a great deal.  In my mind there was not a moment of hesitation on who to ask about fabric.  I know a fabric designer.  She’s really super.  Her name is Laura Gunn.  Here’s just a sampling of her talent:

So friend Laura mentioned that one of the best places online to view designer fabric is at Fat Quarter Shop.  She said that they use high quality images to display their fabric, so you can really get a feel for what the fabric looks like.  And of course she was right!

Plus, Fat Quarter Shop has all my favorite designers…

Carina Gardner

 

Heather Bailey

 

 

Amy Butler

 

The list goes on and on.  Oh and don’t even get me started all on the fantastic quilt kits:

Or…

All the fabric on sale, because there’s certainly a lot of it!

  

I’m thinking I need to order that fabric to make a cute dress for Ruby!

Who’s ready for a giveaway???  Two very lucky winners are going to receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Fat Quarter Shop!

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide.

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Monday, August 20th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize.

 

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Jocole Patterns {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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I know that I’ve hinted before about my obsession with fabric.  Okay, so I may have even taunted you for a while now with the fact that I have a fabric stash and have kept the appearance of it a secret.  Well today is the day that I reveal what it looks like.  Kind of.  Honestly when I walked into the closet to step a picture I got a little embarrassed.  Okay a lot embarrassed.  Maybe one day I will reveal to you the true extent of my problem, but for now I’ll settle with the disclosure of a partial shelf of the book case:

Yes my fabric is housed on many book shelves.  Also in bins and bags that are yet to be inventoried.  Oh and if we aren’t planning to have guests for a while then the day bed in the room of the closet gets covered with fabric…  Admitting my problem is the first step, so I think this was a really good thing for me.  I really must start using the fabric to create some additions to my children’s wardrobe.  My wardrobe.  My husband’s wardrobe.  Okay I really have enough fabric to create wardrobe additions to clothe a small city.  😉   My start will be to make clothing for Ruby.  Want to see some things that I think would be perfect for filling her closet???  (All in size say 18 months to get her well stocked for next year.)

  

Darling, right?  And where can I (and you) find the patterns to create all that darlingness???  That would be in the Etsy shop Jocole!  (They can also be found here.)

The patterns from Jocole are sew *wink* adorable.  I can’t help but share another favorite design:  

Did you catch that PDF bit?  Yep these patterns an be sent to you right through email.  Making it sew *wink again* easy to go pattern shopping!

And…

Have a look at just how easy the directions are to follow:

Can you tell that in addition to being obsessed with fabric I am now obsessed with patterns from Jocole?  Definitely true!

Want a really dandy deal on some patterns?  Just enter coupon code “dandy” for 25% off anything at jocole.com!

I’m really jealous of this giveaway, because one very lucky winner is going to receive a $35 bundle pack of patterns from Jocole!  The winner will get to pick 6 patterns of their choosing!  🙂  Yep this is a way dandy giveaway!

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide!

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Monday, July 9th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

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{Giveaway} Sew Sweet Patterns ***ENDED***

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It no secret that I like to sew.  My family knows it.  My friends know it.  Basically anyone who visits my home will know it when they walk into my dining room.  🙂  The table is usually covered with my latest project!  Sure I have a whole extra room upstairs that is set aside for sewing.  It shares the space with the elliptical and guest bedroom.  But if I want to work on a project during the day then I need to be where I can keep an eye on the kids.  Which means I need to be on the same floor of the house that they are.  Do any of you remember my life long dream?  Well, let me refresh your memory or share it for the first time with a new reader.  My dream is to build an addition on the first floor to have a room for sewing.  The addition will also contain an extra room for a main floor laundry.  Currently that is housed in our unfinished and majorly drab basement.  We shall see if that dream comes true.  For the time being the dining room with suffice.  😉   I’m too ecstatic to share with you this feature giveaway, because it’s for the most adorable patterns I have ever seen.  Sew Sweet Patterns is the place and I just know that I’m going to have too much fun sewing away on styles like this:

It’s reversible!

 

And this:

 

 

This:

 

 

Oh and this:

 

Okay, so I had a really difficult time selecting which patterns to share with you.  There are seriously so many to choose from and they are all adorable!

Sew Sweet Patterns even has cute patterns for the boys:

 

Sew Sweet Patterns can also be found here on Etsy.

What will you have too much fun sewing?  I know that you found several must haves (like I did) at Sew Sweet Patterns!

Want to win?  One very lucky winner is going to receive a three-pack of child sewing patterns from Sew Sweet Patterns!  I’m sew (wink) incredible jealous of this giveaway!  🙂

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, June 18th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!
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Seamingly Smitten {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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I have long been smitten with fabric. The colors. The prints. The textures. *sigh* I’m also smitten with sewing. Most recently though I’m majorly smitten with Seamingly Smitten. How could I not be? Seamingly Smitten combines my love of fabric and sewing together into their darling patterns!

Patterns like this:

 

 

And this:

 

 

 

Oh and this:

 

Told you. Darling! Now hands up for who the newest smitten by Seamingly Smitten. Yep. That’s all of you!

Seamingly Smitten also has patterns for women’s clothing:

 

What did I make from one of the patterns I was sent from Seamingly Smitten?

This adorable A-line dress for my sweet baby “Ruby”:

She loves it! Can’t you tell? 😉

The patterns are so easy to follow and perfect for a beginner!

Ready to get sewing??? Well, lucky for you the winner of this giveaway is going to receive a 3 sewing pattern pack (emailed via PDF file) from Seamingly Smitten!

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide!

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, May 28th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

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Forshee Designs {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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Last summer my laptop had a little accident.  It involved a full can of Diet Dr. Pepper and unfortunately the soda can won!  This forced me to do my blogging work on the Mac Mini upstairs in my office space.  I felt shut away in there from the rest of the house let me tell you!  It made it really difficult to get work done.  After all I had a little Banjo to keep track of and contend with.  One of my fellow bloggers asked if I could get some work done while Banjo played.  Are you kidding?  He can’t be left anywhere in the house by himself.  Ha!  Only kidding.  He’s a good little boy and doesn’t do anything bad.  He just likes to “help” sometimes.  This “helping” includes answering the front door.  My office space is quite distant from the rest of the house and I would constantly worry that he was going to answer the door if I didn’t hear it.  So this of course led to my spending many late nights tucked away with the Mac Mini.  I missed my laptop dearly!  For months and months I saved my pennies to purchase a new one.  It took awhile, but I FINALLY had enough to justify getting a MacBook Pro!  Do I drink anything near it?  Nooooo!  Of course I’m very protective over it and knew that I needed a padded laptop sleeve to keep it/carry it in at all times.  Lucky me Forshee Designs allowed me to pick out a custom laptop sleeve:

 Isn’t it soooooo pretty?!

It’s Dandy Damask.  Don’t you just love the name?  🙂

Forshee Designs has so many gorgeous fabrics to choose from.  For all the laptop sleeves, but also everything else that they design!  Like:

Aprons

iPad Sleeves

And…

Camera Strap Covers

 

 

Forshee Designs even has patterns for purchase as well as personalization.

I’ll gather that you found plenty that you absolutely need from Forshee Designs!  Well, start entering to win, because…

The winner of this giveaway is going to receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Forshee Designs!

*** This giveaway is open to entries worldwide***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to , Forshee Designs, have a look around, and then tell us what you will spend the $25 on if you win! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love anything in the Dandy Damask! )

(3): Join the Forshee Designs Newsletter (found at the top the Forshee website).  (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

(4): Like Forshee Designs on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

(5):  Become a fan of Dandy Giveaway on Facebook or if you already are.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like Dandy”)

(6): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Networked Blogs (in the right hand sidebar) or if you already follow through there.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy.”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until Sunday, March 4th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, March 5th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Forshee Designs, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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