I'm so excited. And you will be, too, if you win this giveaway. September 20, 2011 01:01 28 Comments
The hint of fall in the air has me in such a good mood. It does. In fact, such a good mood I must share. And you, lassies and lads, know what that means. Yep. A giveaway.
Here are the prizes:
Colette patterns Parfait, donated by the lovely, talented and generous Sarai. So sexy. So adorable. The pattern. And Sarai. Absolutely.
Animal print polished cotton to make your Parfait, and make it as wild as an ocelot.
The Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing. Indispensable. Totally.
And, of course, nail polish. Zoya's Veruschka, an emerald with a kiss of blue. Very pretty. Very matte.
To enter, leave a comment letting me know what you'd like to see on The Blue Gardenia Learns to Sow Her Blossoms. For an extra entry, become a blog follower through Typepad — no need to leave another comment, I'll note your name among the followers pictured at the top right of this very page. If you already follow, don't worry, because that earns you an extra entry as well. And that's not all, for one more entry, follow me on Twitter. Whew! I'm tired now that I've typed the fine print. And I still have to exercise! Deadline to enter: September 24, 2011, midnight MST.
Yes, this giveaway — which I do think is fabulous and, naturally, I am not a bit biased — is brought to you by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free.
Emelie on May 20, 2015 11:29
I really enjoyed those posts about “Channeling” iconic women. Those were really nice.
And tutorials and links to fun stuff are always a safe bet.
Vicki Kate on May 20, 2015 11:29
Pattern and fabric matching is always good – I love seeing other people’s ideas! I love your honesty on your learning too as it gives me confidence to have a go!
Holly on May 20, 2015 11:29
What a great giveaway. Perhaps we could peek at people who have bought vintage patterns from you and made them. I love a good follow-up.
Rachel on May 20, 2015 11:29
I enjoy the posts where you combine patterns with fabrics (like the recent maternity pattern) or accessories. I get stuck at the indecision of what fabric will look good with a given pattern. So I end up just enjoying the pretty pictures. Right now I am really enjoying the idea of an animal print Parfait with a black (or khaki), long-sleeve top underneath for fall.
Samina on May 20, 2015 11:29
My favorite of your features is the sewing spaces one. I get so many great ideas & inspiration (& a few fits of jealousy) from that series. I’d love to see more of those again. I also enjoy seeing what you’re working on & haven’t seen much of that lately.
I follow you via Google Reader, but I don’t think that qualifies for an extra entry :-(
Corinna on May 20, 2015 11:29
The animal print fabric looks lovely! I really like the interview type posts, a great way to discover other sewing blogs and to get to know them!
I’m also following you on twitter(my link is my url)
jadestar on May 20, 2015 11:29
yay, what a great giveaway!!! hope i win. i miss the sewing room entries you used to do. seeing everyone’s workspace was awesome. i don’t care if they are famous or not :) also, i’m a follower already.
Bree on May 20, 2015 11:29
I would love to see more pattern and fabric posts! Love the blog!
Valerie S. on May 20, 2015 11:29
I agree with Alexandra — I love how you help show styling for some of the garments, and I love your cheerful descriptions. I think it would be fun to see how folks style the garments they make when they wear them in their real world (and any thoughts about sewing them up!).
I’d dearly love to win this prize — what a fun combination of color and patterns too!
Alexandra on May 20, 2015 11:29
What a great giveaway! I’ve been ogling the Parfait for a little while now, so it would be so much fun if I won. Plus, the colour of that nail varnish is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I really like the way you post patterns with suggestions of fabric and accessories, something I’m very bad at visualising by myself, so I find them really useful. And I agree with the others above, it would be so cool to see some finished items from the vintage patterns you sell!
Jane on May 20, 2015 11:29
This is a wonderful giveaway. I loved the peeks into people’s sewing rooms. It would be interesting to get some of your customers to do reviews of the patterns they have purchased from you with photos of the completed garment
Crystal on May 20, 2015 11:29
What a great giveaway! I agree with an earlier commenter, it would be great to see follow-up posts with garments made from the patterns you have sold.
Melizza on May 20, 2015 11:29
Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.I so would love that Colette pattern.
As for what I’d love to see more on Blue Gardenia…more sewing rooms. I love love love peeking into sewists’ sewing spaces and getting ideas on how to set mine up.
Laura on May 20, 2015 11:29
I loved the sewing rooms you were featuring.
Kristin on May 20, 2015 11:29
Great giveaway! I would love to see finished projects people make with your patterns. And I’d love to see more of your forays into sewing too!
K-Line on May 20, 2015 11:29
Without a doubt, you do the best giveaways! I want to see more of your sewing escapades. And more stuff about how to sew vintage patterns (with their strange perforations etc.)
Suellen Tomkins on May 20, 2015 11:29
Big fan of Colette’s patterns and your vintage patterns. On your blog would like to like to see:-
- tips on collecting vintage patterns
- tips on sewing vintage patterns
Candace on May 20, 2015 11:29
What a wonderful giveaway, thank you for hosting it!
I would like to see you incorporate a ‘new to you’ technique into your sewing. Learning along with others is always so much more fun!
Stephanie on May 20, 2015 11:29
Wow! What a fab giveaway! Love the parfait and the cotton print is awesome. Just started following you. Also I’d like to see people in vintage clothes, that’s always good!
Angie on May 20, 2015 11:29
It is always great to read your Blog news and this giveaway is one of the highlights. I love your sewing and your style.I would love to see finished items from your patterns.
seeks on May 20, 2015 11:29
You know, I really like what you already post on your blog. But, I suppose I am interested in seeing how you resolve the green muslin making dilemma you posted on earlier. I also would like to see more of your sewn results, but totally understand how sewing can take a while sometimes.
A.J.A. on May 20, 2015 11:29
Please throw my name in the hat, and I’d like to see more of your sewing! I am looking forward to seeing your dress. And of course you have access to so many fab patterns, I’d love to see what you sew up! Thanks!
Linda on May 20, 2015 11:29
I think the idea of featuring garments based on purchased vintage patterns is wonderful!
Corvus on May 20, 2015 11:29
I’m all about finished products from vintage patterns, as well as sewing spaces. I like to see what people make and how!
Karrol on May 20, 2015 11:29
I love your giveaway! I could do good things with that fabric…. :) Honestly, I love the Catherine Deneuve posts comparing an iconic style to an available vintage pattern for sale. Smart! Inspiring! Love!
Lynn on May 20, 2015 11:29
hmm, I thought I entered the other day, but don’t see my comment. I love the Parfait and want to thank you for the giveaway!
I too would like to see more tips on sewing with vintage patterns and see some actual patterns made up and styled with modern fabrics and touches. I do like the sewing room posts too!
MamaViolet on May 20, 2015 11:29
I’d like to see more finished projects.
Sewing Princess on May 20, 2015 11:29
I’d like to have more sewing techniques, like anything related to lining…my current nightmare. Videos would be great.
thanks for this giveaway