Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sew the Perfect Gift ~ A Giveaway

Martingale released a great new book last week just in time for the gift giving season!
Both my granddaughters have birthdays in October and I love how excited little children are about their ages. Unlike adults they eagerly anticipate their birthdays and proudly display with cute little fingers just how old they are. So I thought the girls might like pillows with their ages on them for their bedrooms and it was the perfect idea for the "Perfect Gift" book.

Here are my projects in the book!
And since the big girl is turning 4 next week, I had to make a new one. You may remember that she asked me to use cuter fabric this time. Do you think she'll like it?
The book has 25 quick, easy gift projects by
various designers ranging from pillows to bags to table runners. I love them all and here are a couple of my favorites both designed by Cassie Barden.
City Roses Purse

Gardener's Apron
I need this myself! (Did you notice it's made with laminate?)

So guess what! I have an extra copy thanks to the nice people at Martingale! Leave any comment if you'd like to be entered in the give away. If you can't think of anything to say maybe you can tell me your favorite hand-made gift. I'll randomly draw a winner next Wednesday morning. You really want this book! Good luck!

65 comments:

  1. Those pillows are too cute! I have a friend who gardens that the apron would be perfect for! Please count me in on the give away!

    Sandy A

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  2. The pillows are gorgeous and such a great birthday gift idea. Looks like a fantastic book.

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  3. I'd love a copy of this book. I'm always open to new gift ideas.

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  4. Thanks for a chance at this book. I especially like to give homemade, personalized, gifts. It is so much fun to think of something that is just right for the recipient.

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  5. The book sounds like something I'd love and could share with my crafty daughter. Your pillows are so cute....and cupcake fabric is going to be a winner, I'm predicting! Lately, mug rugs have been fun to give special people.

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  6. Wow! I love the pincushion on the front of your book. Thanks for the chance to win this copy of this book. Christmas is right around the corner!

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  7. Totally loving the patterns your showing..throw my number in there please!

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  8. Cindy~
    your projects are very cute, and I'm sure your 4-yr. old granddaughter will be thrilled!
    thanks for offering this!
    Blessings~

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  9. Your pillows are very cute and you could always substitute an initial for those who don't want to broadcast their age.

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  10. Yes, I do really want this book! I love a handmade apron! I've read another book by C. Barden. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. The cupcake print is adorable. I'm certain your grand daughter will love it.

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  12. Cute, Cute pillows. Im sure she will love it.

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  13. Oh the cupcake pillow. I need one for me, never mind the grands!
    Pretty please?

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  14. what cute projects!!! i love everything you make! you are such a great teacher.

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  15. my favorite handmade gift was a quilt that Diane Sehorne made for me. I never had a quilt made for me! (you can google her name to see some of her quilts) I will not forget that gift, ever.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. It is like you are planting trees instead of weeds. Weeds grow fast and comprehensively; however, trees stay with us forever.

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  16. Crafty gifts are always fun!

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  17. What a great-looking book--thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. thanks for the great giveaway - I love that bag and I know a couple of young ladies (my nieces) who would love it as well !

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  19. Cute projects. I would love to have this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. Cute pillows, and the book comes at the right time as we all wonder what to make for those people in our lives that deserve a hand made gift.

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  21. Your granddaughter is going to love her new pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Oh, that little Gardener Apron is perfect! I've been wondering what to do with some laminated cotton scraps. (The staging is hilarious: put this apron on with some strategically placed seed packets, and hold a pot of bulbs. Tada, you're a gardener!)

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  23. a giveaway?! you know I'm in! I think the old saying is "third time's a charm" but in this case, it's the fourth! Cupcakes are perfect!!

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  24. Thank you for this opportunity. This looks like a very creative book. I give gifts often and I'm always looking for new ways to cheer people up when they are down.

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  25. The book looks lovely and your pillow projects are such fun for the little ones.
    I think your little grandaughter will be thrilled with her cupcake pillow. You can't get any cuter than that :)
    Margaret

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  26. This book looks very nice. Love to win! And your blog is lovely. I have got many creative ideas from your blog.

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  27. Love that City Roses bag! Please enter me into the giveaway!

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  28. Looks like lots of fun...love cute stitching projects!

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  29. Just looking at the few projects you showed from the book, it looks terrific and a must have. I have a quilting retreat coming up, and I'd really like to make a pillow and that City Roses bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. What a darling pillow! This looks like a great book.

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  31. Oh yes please - it will be so useful to have ideas for swap items! Thanks!

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  32. I think Elyse will like her pretty pillow with the CUTE fabric. The book looks like a good one! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Cute pillows! The book looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. This looks a great book!
    I love the 'City Roses Purse'

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  35. A sewing gift to me from a friend was a pincushion.

    Linda

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  36. I have a hen pincushion from a friend.

    Margaret

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  37. I have given several pincushions to friends.

    Melvagene

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  38. THIS BOOK LOOKS REALLY NEAT!
    THANKS MARTINGALE+YOU,CINDY FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY STITCHING ALL!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  39. That purse is adorable! I'm always looking for new ideas for gifts and this would be perfect!

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  40. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. A book like this would be most timely since it's getting close to Christmas! Some of these project look easy enough for a beginner like me!

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  42. I love the idea of the gardener's apron! I do not, in any way, shape, or form, look that cute when gardening! I could use the help. :)

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  43. Great book! I love the pillows and may make one for my sister for her "big" birthday with the "big" number on it. :-)

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  44. would love a chance to win.. i need some new ideas for this christmas.

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  45. Oh wow this book looks awesome. I love the projects you showed. Thanks!

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  46. So cute! Love your projects. Would really love a copy of this nook. Thanks for the opportunity, lexilucas@gmail.com

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  47. Oh...This book looks completely wonderful, thanks so much for a chance to win one. As for favorite handmade gifts, it doesn't matter what it is, if someone took the time to make something special, I will adore it! Hugs...

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  48. The gardening apron with the laminates is a great idea - I have a few people on my Christmas list who would appreciate that gift!

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  49. Oh please count me in! I was just looking at that book yesterday at my LQS. And those were some of the pojects I loved in it! Those pillows are a great idea!!! and like your grandchildren... I have a bday in Oct. too... can you see how many fingers I am holding up? Uh-oh.. I can't do it with just two hands anymore!

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  50. Congratulations on your contribution to what looks to be a wonderful book, perfect timing too! I love your pillows, the cupcake one is my favorite, naturallY

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  51. Linda told me about the give away and would love a chance to win.

    Linda G

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  52. I am not into purses that much BUT the one you show... I LVOE IT!!! ANd, would love the book to make it!!

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  53. Looks like a great book - if all the patterns are are lovely as the ones you've shown it'll never be out of my hands!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I like making placemats for handmade gifts, but have made a bunch of other things too!

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  55. for some reason my comment did not post - glad checked again
    I'm always at a loss of thinking of handmade presents that people will actually like to receive. Thanks for the giveaway - and the chance to have some great ready ideas. I especially like the age pillows and gardeners apron. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I love the handmade gifts. The pillows are adorable. Can we make our own???

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  57. I love that cute bag and the birthday pillow idea is great! I love to make gifts for other people, actually most of my sewn projects have gone to live with other people.

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  58. The book looks great - perfect with Christmas coming up!

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  59. I love the idea of the pincushions with the age of the receiver on it. Its such a great idea for kids!!!

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  60. Everything about this books looks wonderful. Thank you for a chance to win it. :)

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  61. I'm so excited to discover your blog! And just in time to possibly win an awesome-sounding book! I met you at the Sew-In and I can't believe I was among so many celebrities! Everyone practically has a Moda Bake Shop entry! So happy to meet so many terrific, talented women! Chrissy

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  62. My favorite hand-made gifts are toys and dolls. Kids always love them and I enjoy making them. The book looks lovely, love the purse and the gardener's apron is a clever idea that I could well use! Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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