Monday, October 1, 2012

Handcrafted Holiday Sew & Stitch Along Begins Today!!!!

Are you ready?????
I'm so excited about all the generous people who are
supplying us with discount codes and fabulous prizes
to make this a really fun month of sewing and stitching!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

The Details:
 Sew anything you like.
Cross Stitch or embroider anything you like.
Crochet anything you like.
It's totally up to you.

( Please only post projects that you are currently working on
and not previously completed projects.)
You can post pics of work in progress
as well as completed items.

Each week there will be 3 winners!
Yep 3 winners!!!
One sewing winner,
One cross stitch winner,
One crochet winner.
How fun is that?

Every Monday morning for the next 4 weeks,
begining Oct 1st,
I will post a link to a flicker group
for you to share photos of your creations.
Each Monday there will be a completely new
flicker group for that week only.
Winners will be chosen at random from the flicker group
every Friday evening
and I will post the winners on
this blog on Saturday.

You can join in at any time!
This is not a talent competition.
It's a time to be creative and encourage one another.
I don't know about you but when I know
that others are playing along
I tend to get more done.

You can post as many pics as you like of your projects,
but even if you post 5 pics of your project,
it will only count as 1 entry for the giveaways that week.

The following is a list of fabulous shops
that are offering discount codes
to all participants during the course of the Sew Along:
Just click on the shop name and go get your discounts!

Zipit (coupon code) SEWMUCH2LUV 
is good for 15% off her already amazing prices on zippers!
I buy all my zippers from Zipit!

Little Red Cottage (coupon code) SEW20  
 is good for 20% off total purchase!
She has the cutest buttons and trims!
Her prices are already great and she has so many cute items!

Crazy Annies Stitchin' & Stuff (coupon code) SEWMUCH2LUV10
(use all caps - case sensitive)
is good for 10% off everything in her shop
including items already discounted up 50% off. 
(that's a 60% off retail with the coupon)
You will seriously be amazed at her prices!

Sisters and Quilters (coupon code) SEWMUCH2LUV 
is good for 10% off total purchase!
They have amazing deals on all the latest fabrics
and their customer service is awesome!

Yarn Blossom Boutique (coupon code) SEWMUCH2LUV20 
is good for 20% off total purchase!
She has the most adorable crochet patterns!
Makes me want to take on a new hobby!!!

KalliDesigns (coupon code) SEWMUCHTOLUV2
is good for free shipping!
She has vintage buttons and vintage sewing patterns
as well as adorable crochet patterns!

Please note: these coupon codes do not include shipping 

And now on to the prizes!


Week #1's Sewing Winner will receive
 a $20.00 gift certificate to Zipit!
It's really the only place you'll ever need for zippers!
How cool is that?
I buy all my zippers from her!

as well as this adorable pattern bundle 
( I think I need to buy this one myself)
That tiny kitten just makes me squeal!

as well as this beautiful charm pack 
of "Trails End" by Holly Taylor
generously offered by Sisters & Quilters, 
who by the way are also hosting a separate
giveaway on their blog.

 Week #1's Crochet winner will receive
 their choice of one single PDF pattern 
I am so amazed at how cute these patterns are!

as well as their choice of one single PDF pattern
Crazy talented.....right?

Week #1's Cross Stitch Winner will receive 
a $20.00 gift certificate from Crazy Annies Stitchin' and Stuff

as well as this lovely stitchable ornament pattern
I just love love love these!!!


Week #2's Sewing Winner will receive this 
Everlastings Layer Cake from Green Fairy Quilts!!!
Can you believe that?
I want it......*sigh*

They have such amazing deals over there.
Sign up for their newsletter, 
you'll be glad you did!

as well as your choice of any 3 patterns
Serious cuteness!!!
I want them all!

Week #2's Crochet Winner will receive 
their choice of one single PDF pattern 

as well as their choice of one single PDF pattern

Week #2's Cross Stitch Winner will receive
this lovely bundle of fall themed charts
and 18ct Charles Craft Fiddlers Cloth
from SewMuch2Luv :)

as well as 20% off  one chart of their choice from
She sells gently used charts at low prices
so with the 20% off it a super deal!!!
I have purchased several charts from her
and the customer service is exceptional!


Week #3's Sewing Winner will receive 
this stinkin cute pattern bundle 
from the Little Hibou Shoppe!!!

as well as this gorgeous charm pack of "Fellowship" 
by Brannek & Patek
also donated by Sisters and Quilters!
They are also hosting a giveaway over at their blog.

Week #3's Crochet Winner will receive
 their choice of one single PDF  pattern 

as well as their choice of one single PDF pattern

Week #3 Cross Stitch Winner will receive
a $25.00 Gift Certificate to 123 Stitch!
It's like a stitcher's candy store!


Week #4's Sewing Winner will receive 
a $50.00 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop!
Make you sure you hop on over to the Fat Quarter Shop
and start daydreaming about how you'll spend that $50.00.
Someone is going to win might as well be you!

Week #4's Crochet Winner will receive
  all 3 adorable patterns shown below
I seriously heart that chevron blankie!!!

as well as their choice of one single PDF pattern

as well as their choice of one single PDF pattern

Week #4's Cross Stitch Winner will receive 
this mega awesome
 with the retail value of over $100.00!!!!
Seriously awesome stitching supplies
at amazing prices.
Sign up for her newsletter and never miss a sale!
(I'll admit that I may have spent a bit of cash there,
but I always tell my hubby how much I saved him!)

The flicker group for week #1 is now open!
When you post your photos, 
why not leave a link to your own blog
so we can read more about your project
and get to know you better?
Have fun everyone!!!!


  1. Fabulous!!! I'm in. And such generous sponsors!

  2. I am in. I made my project a few days ago. I hope that is ok.

  3. awesome! I have been looking forward to this!

  4. oh goodness do I really need one more project? LOL! well lets see I do need to start on show stuff, humm I could get a jump on Christmas decore oh goodness I feel like I'm going in! lol!

  5. Wow! Lots of great prizes! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

  6. Do the projects have to be completed or can they be in progress?
    And some fab prizes and coupon codes!

  7. I'm in!! Thank you so much for all of the work and effort you've put into this - it's a HUGE job, and I think we're all going to have lots of fun! We have a chance to win some great prizes, we get to see what other people are working on, and we'll get some fun projects done - win win win!

  8. yay! let the creativity begin! Thanks for an awesome few weeks of sewing and fab prizes!

  9. All I can say is WOW! I cannot wait to get home and start working on my projects. I should hopefully get a lot done :-)!

    I LOVE this give away :-)! I love the way you are providing prizes for each crafting category.

  10. I am in and posted to Flickr - let the fun begin. xx

  11. I am "sew" happy to offer a coupon code to my shop ( for this month-long challenge! Please let me know if you have any questions, you can convo me on Etsy! Thank you! Have fun everyone! :)

  12. I am glad to be a part of this wonderful month-long event. I was happy to offer a coupon code to my shop and also donate some prize pkgs. If you have any questions...please feel free to email me at Hope everyone has a great time as it looks like it is going to be a fun-filled month for everyone ! Thanks again for letting me be part of this wonderful event.

  13. I love this SAL! I'm hopping over to link up - how many projects are we allowed to link each week?


  14. thanks for sharing..