Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Sewing Room Update & A Giveaway

During my last sewcation, I literally spent ten days in my sewing cave. As you know, whenever you spend a considerable amount of time somewhere you start to think how you can use portions of it differently.  This time it was this area in the sewing cave that started to bother me.



I need to access the storage area behind my sewing cave from time to time and the walk through space has gotten too tight with the stacked plastic bins.  



So when I saw this cabinet online, I knew it would work in that area.  It would give me more walk-through space and allow me to store the fabric from the bins in it.  It arrived while I was on my sewcation and it took me and my daughter to get it down the stairs into the sewing cave - the thing weighs 75 lbs and came fully assembled.  Here is how the area looks now...




Of course all of this meant moving fabric around and finding pieces that I'd forgotten about.  Honestly people I have alot of fabric and the fact that I remember about 80% of it makes me proud...*LOL*...or sick and obsessed!  I'm going with this is a normal situation, okay...but I digress.  When I was moving fabric, I found that I am the owner of three yards of a deep chocolate brown faux leather, too.

Since I have no plans for this brown faux leather and there has been some interest generated in others owning some, I'm willing to give away a yard each of the brown and black faux leather.



Here are the stipulations ~
  • You have to be living in the United States...sorry but this time I'm not shipping outside of the US.
  • You must leave a comment on this blog post ONLY by 6pm EST Friday, January 18th.  Only comments left by that time and on this post will be eligible for the drawing.
I'm working on the Pleasant Purple Dress, taking my time and enjoying the journey.  It's going to coordinate well with the Pleasant Purple Jacket.  I've enjoyed a calm and wonderful weekend in the sewing cave.  I hope you're enjoying a great sewing weekend too!

...as always more later!




50 comments:

  1. Sign me up! I have been drooling over your dress since you started talking about it!

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  2. Please put me in! I will have fun playing with it!

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  3. Oh, I'm just thinking of all the possibilities. Add my name! :)

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  4. Carolyn, I don't need the fabric so don't put me in the drawing. But I am a great admirer. I am a bit of a neat freak and I love your new cabinet! Looks like it has wheels too.

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  5. Please place my name in the drawing. Thanks in advance.

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  6. Oh wow, sign me up too!

    I absolutely love that cabinet too

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  7. Please enter me in the giveaway. That is beautiful fabric. I love your cabinet.

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  8. Oh yes please add me. You looked amazing in your dress! I'm hoping some of that will rub off on me.
    ~Renae

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  9. I love it! I am trying super hard to not add to my stash this year, but if I win it....that wouldn't
    T

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  10. Okay i'm going to give this a try, nothing like some new fabric.

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  11. Please enter me in your giveaway. Your recent projects inspired me to buy some ponte (first time) and I'd love some pleather to try mixing with it :-). I find your work so inspirational. Thank you for all your efforts in writing your blog.

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  12. I would LOVE to have some of that fine faux black leather to trim a top I have been dreaming about. I missed out on the giveaway last year because I received the wrong fabric ...wool (allergic to it unfortunately)!

    Best Regards

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  13. I've been enjoying your sewcation reports! My favorite is probably the leather/ponte dress, which is interesting because I never would have thought about wearing a dress like that. But it looks pretty cool!

    I'm going to be making some new shoes and boots for my little niece soon - she'd love the faux leather. :)

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  14. You are a peach. Your faux leather work has inspired me, I would love to give it a go.

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  15. Between your gorgeous ponte and faux leather dresses and the one you linked to by sewmanju, I'm dying to get my hands on some faux leather to try it out for myself. I've got the perfect black ponte in my stash already!

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  16. Please sign me up too, got a few ideas I'd like to try out too!

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  17. I'm game...I've been loving the faux leather details in your creation and would love to add some to my wardrobe!

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  18. Sign me up for the faux leather give away! I love your creations!

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  19. Please enter me in the drawing for the faux leather giveaway!

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  21. Oh I was just watching The Secret of the Wings and thinking I need some brown leather leggings for a Tinkerbell winter outfit!

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  22. Thank you for having this giveaway. I really enjoy your blog. It has inspired me to start sewing again. I made my first trip to NYC this past December. I'm still kicking myself for not finding the Mood store. We stayed just blocks away from there!

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  23. I would say I have my fingers crossed hoping I'm one of the winners but they are busy typing this message. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. OH, OH pick me!!! I want to make a dress like yours! So classy!

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  25. Wow, very generous! Count me in too!!!

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  26. I'm game. I'm new to your blog and totally inspired. I've started sewing 30 minutes a day to get the juices flowing. Thanks so much for your generosity.

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  27. Oh, please enter me in the drawing! Also, how is the new machine? I am SO close to purchasing one! But, then I wonder if I am getting too much machine for someone that doesn't quilt. OTOH, I want a really nice machine that will stitch beautifully and last a long time. Sooo.. big decision considering the $$.

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  28. I'd love to experiment with faux leather! great giveaway :)
    Emilee

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  29. I'd love some faux leather, so add my name to the list please.
    Nice cabinet.

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  30. I'm in......this would make a fun project.....thanks for sharing!

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  31. Faux leather? Yes, please!

    What a great improvement to your sewing space!

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  32. Please include me in the drawing. Faux leather adds so much to garments. I actually enjoy sewing with it. One of my goals this year is stash reduction so I'll have to sew more.:) That's a great cabinet. I know what you mean by certain areas in the sewing room bothering you.

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  33. Hopefully, I'll be the lucky winner!

    ~Sewjourner

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  34. What a wonderful giveaway. I love your blog, love this fabric, and hope I'll be lucky. :)

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  35. Please enter me in your drawing. I loved the ponte/leather dress! Enjoy your blog very much. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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  36. I adore your sewing cave! Yum! And the faux leather just gets my sewing genes revving. Count me in! Cindy, Creative Hormone Rush

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  37. Please include me in the drawing...I have been dreaming about your latest two ponte dresses and the one with the leather is awesome.. Thanks

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  38. Please add me to the drawing. Cool cabinet.

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  39. Being able to remember 80% of your stash is pretty impressive, as is your stash! I'd like to be in the drawing for faux leather. Your dress has got me interested in making one for myself.

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  40. Count me in! I've been dying to try out some faux leather on a few patterns...

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  41. Wow! count me in. Thank you for the chance!

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  42. Your words are an inspiration. I appreciate your encouragement...every post is an encouragement to me...You make me find the time to sew.
    With the fabric, If I should win, I am going to make a purse.
    Namaste'

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  43. I'll take some of that faux leather. I think that brown one is calling my name. :)

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  44. I am thinking that putting a little faux leather and a little faux fur together, I might end up with something rather fauxtastic.

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  45. Hi Carolyn,

    I would love to win the faux leather fabric. I'm getting ready to start back sewing and it would make an awesome bag.

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