Friday, July 5, 2013

My Big News and a Giveaway!!!

Today is the day!
It's finally complete!
My first pattern is available for PDF instant download 
in my etsy shop!


You may remember the pincushion and thread catcher set 
I made a few months back.....
While blog hopping I happened upon "Threads on My Socks"
owned by Susie Layman, a super talented illustrator.
She is so amazingly gifted!
I contacted her and asked if she would be interested
in designing an embroidery pattern 
for the top of the pincushion I was working on.
She said yes
and the rest is history!
We have been working together since then
and I'm so proud of the both of us.
This project could not have come together the way is has
without her amazing skills!
I feel so blessed to have met her :)
We are already working on other patterns
to be released soon.
Now you can see what I've been so excited about.

I want all of you to get a chance to share our excitement.
We are hosting a giveaway!
Would you like to win the Pins & Snips Stay Put
Pincushion and Thread Catcher
that was used in our photos for the pattern?
I used "Ruby" by Moda 
and the embroidery was done by Susie Layman.


Here's how you can win it.....
You have multiple chances
and you can do as many or a few as you like.
Each seperate entry is another chance to win.

1. Go to my Etsy shop and pin the pattern on Pinterest
and leave a comment here letting me know you did.
2. Share about the Giveaway on your Facebook page
and leave a comment here letting me know you did.
3. Tweet about the Giveaway on Twitter and 
leave a comment here letting me know you did.
4. Share about the Giveaway on your blog 
and leave a comment here letting me know you did.

You have until Sunday July 14th at midnight pst to enter.
I will announce the lucky winner here on Monday the 15th.
Good luck!!!


And for those of you who don't embroider,
you can still use this pattern to make an awesome set
by using any fun fabrics you have
or "fussy cutting" the top panel for the pincushion
as my friend Regena did when she tested the pattern for us.
You can see her version HERE.




42 comments:

  1. Darn, I don't qualify but some lucky dog is gonna win this baby!! Luckeeeeeeeeee

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  2. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Congratulations my friend!

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  3. Congratulations Karen. Hope this new venture brings you much success. I love this and would love to win it as I do not sew at all..only cross stitch and some embroidery..so to win this already made up would be great. I pinned to my Pinterest page and posted link on my Crazy Annie's Stitchin FB page and my personal FB page also. Good luck on this awesome new product line of yours.

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  4. I love this pattern! So darn cute! I pinned it on my " I love sewing" board. My User name is usagypsy(Nancy). Thanks for the chance :)
    usagypsy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I'd pin this, but clicking on the Etsy box on the left didn't work for me. Searching Etsy under your blog name brought up one item that, unfortunately, wasn't the pattern. Maybe you could put a link of the word "Etsy" in this post??

    In any case, congrats on your first pattern!

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  6. I pinned it here
    http://pinterest.com/pin/240731542554644596/

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  7. I shared it on my facebook page!
    https://www.facebook.com/faithnchls

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  8. I posted about your giveaway on my blog
    http://faithnchls.blogspot.com/2013/07/sewmuch2luv-giveaway.html

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  9. Good luck on your new venture! :)

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  10. Congratulations are in order!!! Your first pattern is no small feat and to have it be one of such delight...AMAZING WORK!!!

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  11. Very nice! Everything you do is first class! Shared on my facebook page.

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  12. I saw this on Faith's Facebook page. What a great prize and congratulations on a wonderful pattern! I'd love to be entered but I'm not on pinterest.

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  13. Pinned to Pinterest! Congratulations....

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  14. I shared this on Facebook with all my stitchy friends!

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  15. Congrats on your new pattern! I am working on my first one too, but it is for wool applique.

    I would love to be entered and I already posted about it on my blog, plus I have you listed on my sidebar favorites!!

    Thanks,
    Tanya

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  16. I am SO excited for you! This is awesome and looks like a fun project. I will definitely be getting your pattern, but also will be entering your giveaway. You sew beautifully, Karen! Thank you for the chance. :)

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  17. Congratulations! That is a fun a little secret. :-)

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  18. Congratulations!! I pinned it, thank you.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  19. Congratulations on your pattern. It's delightful! I posted a link on my Facebook page

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  20. I pinned your pattern. Great job to both of you. In colors I LOVE too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Congrats on your PDF pattern!! Looks great! I pinned it: http://pinterest.com/pin/185914290840361616/

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  22. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/353855227369234433

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  23. Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing!

    I put this on pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/285837907572864227/

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  24. I posted this pattern on facebook twice! Thank you for this great giveaway. Love the pattern.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=618568011496043&set=a.548736451812533.125890.415236715162508&type=1&theater\

    The second post is just below the first and goes to your Etsy shop!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  25. I shared your great pattern and giveaway on my blog. http://teaandquilts.blogspot.com/

    Thank you again for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  26. I Pinned your pattern. Sew Cute!!
    Gmama Jane

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  27. I shared your pattern, etc. on my FB page!! I don't have twitter so can't do that one.
    Gmama Jane

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  28. I will share your good news on my blog when I write my new post tonight.
    Gmama Jane

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  29. Congratulations! Love both the pincushion being a nice size and the basket is also handy. Awesome job! I tweeted about your giveaway.(@usairdoll)
    https://twitter.com/usairdoll/status/354021822167134210

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. LOVE it!! Your fabric choices are wonderful too!! :-)

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  31. I wish post on Facebook too!!

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  32. I shared your giveaway on my FB page. :-)

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  33. Shared on Facebook. The embroidery pattern is adorable.

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  34. I tweeted about your giveaway. :) @LaLaMcKinnon

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  35. I pinned it on my Sew What board.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/161848180331778078/

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  36. Pinned on Pinterest on "Sewing" with reference to your etsy shop and website.

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  37. I shared the giveaway on my Facebook page!

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  38. Ok, Karen, I shared it on Facebook

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  39. I really got to know a lot more from it.. I am a wondered for good knowledge here and there this blog very sportive for me every point of view.
    Estetik

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