Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!



Today I'm giving away two knitting books: Stitch and Bitch Nation and Knit Two Together


They're both very good books, with many good patterns, and a few silly patterns each, but just not right for me right now (when nearly all I make is baby stuff).

Giveaway open through Friday, I'll do a random drawing Saturday morning, and I'll ship anywhere (shipping time may take longer overseas, as I can't use the automated machine).

Let me know what you want for Christmas (or if you don't do Christmas, your birthday), and you're in.  I'm reverting to childhood and hoping for a bicycle, a basic cruiser with a big comfy seat, to hitch the trailer up to and haul the baby around town. Preferably in purple with a bell and maybe streamers.


Why am I not using these knitting books now?  Well, I've been busy... I make monkey hats:

Sweet baby dresses (and a sweet baby):

Traditional quilts:


Historical costumes (worn at Dickens on the Strand last week):

And all sorts of other things - I have a making compulsion :)

Happy giveaway week :)



46 comments:

  1. Oh, fantastic books! I'm learning to knit at the moment, so this would be perfect. :-)

    I still have no idea what I'd like for Christmas. I have a wish-list of books I want though, for when family members ask that same question!

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  2. LLBean boots is what I want for christmas

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  3. Hoping for warm weather for Christmas for our vacation!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Julie

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  4. I love to get kitchen gadgets. This year I'm hoping for a new chefs knife.

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  5. I just ordered my Christmas present -- I'm getting an upgrade to EQ7. My husband will wrap it and put it under the tree, so I won't be able to play with it until Christmas actually gets here. :)

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  6. Love the monkey hats! Too cute! What I want for Christmas...well, an embroidery machine would be lovely...I dream big!

    Have a blessed day!
    Laura

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  7. This Christmas, I really hope I get some new bras. Boring, but important!
    abigail [dot} lee {at] gmail {dot] com

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  8. Hope to get a new oven for this Christmas for some baking fun with my girls. Thanks for the giveaway !

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  9. i'd love to get some new fabric and thread for christmas!

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  10. I really want a drafting desk this xmas.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  11. That monkey hat is too cute! I don't think i want anything, just some money to buy a new front tooth {that sounds ridiculous but I lost my fake tooth and I feel so redneck without it :/ } or money so we can go to New Zealand next year :D So, MONEY haha.

    max{AT}max-california{DOT}com

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  12. Ooh, I'd love those books. I already have the crochet stitch n bitch book & keep meaning to get the knit book but whenever I got to the bookstore I get stuck in the fiction section!

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  13. I learned to knit last Christmas but haven't made anything for myself yet! I love the crochet version of that book... :) As for Christmas, I have asked for a lot of books (cookbooks, books on learning to play the fiddle, books on writing music)as well as some scrapbooking and card making supplies (I am always borrowing my friend's stuff so I thought it was time to have my own!)

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  14. I'm hoping to get a new pair of snow boots for christmas!

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  15. lovely books,I am learning to knit so it would be amazing.My b-day is December 14th and perfect gift would be bag of yarn since I am crocheter.Lovely giveaway,thanks for the chance to win it.

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  16. Thanks for the chance!!!!! Your monkey hat is adorable and the little girl? stunning!

    I would love lip gloss for Christmas. I know weird, but with two growing daughters by the time it's time to get something just for me I'm bushed, my poor lips have been naked for far too long.

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  17. Hello, I'm hoping for a new pair of sewing scissors this Christmas.

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  18. I started knitting two months ago and I'm addicted to it! I've made two teddy bear dolls so far! I'm hoping for a Bernina because my sewing machine is quite old but I think it's too epensive :( Anything bought or made with love will do fine !

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  19. I would really like to have a kindle fire for christmas but I think I may be on the only getting Coal list :( Just kidding. I love to knit, crochet, spin, weave, and sew!!

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  20. Most of the things on my Christmas list this year are super hero movies

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  21. I would love to get my hair cut and coloured, it's a mess right now! :)

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  22. I have a few dvds on my list and a tumbler die for the accuquilt.

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  23. I'd like to have a massage for Christmas (or before/after). I also would love some good gloves for when I'm cycling. It's cold!
    Thanks for the giveaway! adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. i would love some notions

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I want a computer. Oh wait I am getting a note book for Christmas.

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  26. What a cute hat! And great books, too. I'd like to get a massage for christmas and a job. -grin- Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I want more fabrics to make quilt this year :D

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  28. I'm wanting Santa to bring me a new sewing machine. Thanks for a great giveaway~!

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  29. I would like my eyebrows to grow back for christmas

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  30. I think the best present I could get this year would be an etsy voucher so that i can buy some of the lovely things I have on my favourite list

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  31. Making compulsion going on here as well :) I would like this gigantic sparkly ring I saw online and some new tires and tubes for my bike. I hope you get a bike, I really have loved having one again.

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  32. I am hoping to get some new yarn for xmas!

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  33. Oh! a friend lent me Stitch&Bitch and it was so good, I had to give it back so I'd love to win a copy. thanks for the chance!
    I don't really want anything for Christmas (cause I know I would't get it...) but if Santa really existed I would ask him to bring me an overlocker!
    thanks for the chance!

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  34. I really just want some time to myself. Or a serger, which would be useless without the first wish.

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  35. I'm hoping for Kate Davies' new knitting book, Colours of Shetland.

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  36. Learning to knot is on my list for this year!

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  37. I'd love a new, bigger cutting mat !

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  38. I'm a teacher, so I asked for a laminator for my classroom!

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  39. I love your Dickens costume. So fun! And your baby is precious. You know, I'm knitting lots of baby things, too, but a silly little knitting book is always fun to peruse. Thanks for the giveaway.

    For Christmas this year I have all that I need and more, but I do want knitting books, yarn, and time with my family. I'm sure I'll get at least one of those things. ;)

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  40. I'm hoping for lots of yarn and fabric-y gifts, but we also really want a new food processor (ours is dying). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. I'm wishing for a Kindle Fire!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. thanks for the chance! I'm hoping for some spending money to use at thrift stores.

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