Saturday, August 16, 2008

100th post giveaway! And finally the box pouches!

I can't believe this is really my 100th post. Wow.

I wish I had some amazing, fantastic thing to write about, or some great news to share. Well, maybe I can share this. . . .

Would you like to win one of my mini bottlecap pincushions?
I want to make one lucky reader a mini bottlecap pincushion of their choosing, just for putting up with me for 100 posts. Or just one post. It's all good. You can choose from one of the above pincushions, or check out my Sold listings in my Etsy shop for a pincushion I made long ago that catches your fancy. . . .

Just leave a comment on this post sometime over the next few days, and let me know which pincushion you would like to win. Let's say, you have until Tuesday. On Wednesday, I'll draw one lucky name, and post the winner here in my blog!

And now for a couple of box pouches -- finally!

I made this one from some imported Japanese fabric (so cute) that I bought from fabricsgalore's etsy shop:

The cotton fabric lining and the zipper are both a lovely muted apple green, and both reclaimed. This bag has some interfacing in it, to make it a little boxy and stiff(er), but still soft enough to collapse or fold.

This next pouch is made from 100% reclaimed fabrics:

I just love the tiny owls! This pouch puts me in the mood for autumn, my favorite season. The interior is a rich, butternut color -- so pretty! I did not interface this pouch at all, so it is quite squishy and soft. I thought that it would be perfect for tossing into a backpack or gym bag, where it wouldn't matter if it got squashed or not.

Well, I'd better get busy. . . . I finished my second (medium) item for the Green and Recycled swap today, and have a pincushion to make, and some onesies to embellish tomorrow. I can't wait to share the pics with you!


  1. hey congratulations on 100 posts! yes..loving the new pouches. And the umbrella pincushion is darling!!

  2. It's absolutely got to be the lilypad pin cushion, my favourite for sure!!

    The pouches are beautiful, well done, love them!!

  3. You are so talented! I'm a newbie at sewing (started because I'm trying to sew stuff for my first baby due this coming fall) and I love your cute pin cushions and box pouches!! I especially like the fish pin cushion or the green apple! It's just too hard to choose :) Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on the 100th post!

  4. I love the pretty in pink one you have.

    Please do count me in.


  5. oh my! that watermelon one is so cute!
    dont count me in the giveaway, im just givin my opinion!

  6. I love your box pouches, what a great job! Congrats on your 100th post by the way! Please enter me in your giveaway as well, I really think the watermelon pincushion is adorable!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  7. Oooh, I would love to win a pincushion! I love the apple one the best. thanks so much and congratulations with your blog & etsy successes!

  8. Oh, I love them all, but the green apple strikes my fancy!

  9. Such cute little pin cushions. I love the little goldfish. It would be very cool to win! Fingers are crossed!

  10. Now I thought I pretty much kept up with your inventory (the new box pouches are as cute as I imagined, btw), but I have never seen the watermelon pincushion before! How did that little cutie slip past me?? I adore it!

    Congrats on 100 posts! Here's to 100 more!!

  11. Thanks for all the sweet well-wishes! :)

    Liz, the watermelon pincushion was one of my very early designs, last summer. I don't know why I never made another one. I guess I forgot about it!

  12. Congratulations first and foremost! you are doing a gr8 job. I have always loved ur work and i specially love the goldfish pin cushion. hav a thing for goldfish!! :) Pls pick me, i would love to receive something hand made from you!!


  13. Congrats for staying on top of blogging!! And I love those pin cushions. Neat Neat Neat!!

  14. Congrats on a 100 post.. You do a great job.......

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  16. Congratulations on 100 posts! Love the little pin cushions, but must say, your "recycle me, baby" pin cushion is my favorite.

    Great blog. I really admire your eye for colors and styles.


  17. Woohoo, 100 posts!!! I love the watermelon one, it's definitely my favorite.

    BTW, I am in love with your pouches!

  18. I just love the pincushion with the umbrella! beautiful work

  19. Congrats on your 100th post. I love the little goldfish pincushion...its just SO cute!


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