Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day is Here!



I am glad for all the great sewing ideas and resources I've found through Sew, Mama, Sew. As a small thank you, I'm offering your choice of a toddler backpack for SMS Giveaway Day.  These are perfect for a 2,3 or 4 year-old. My 2 1/2 year old thinks she's such a big girl with her backpack! No fussy zippers, just reach through the flap to the treasures inside!

 

One lucky reader will get her choice of either a John Deere or Dora & Diego toddler backpack. To enter, leave a comment about your favorite type of crafting. For an extra entry, leave a link with your favorite free online pattern or tutorial. For a third entry, become a follower of my blog. Leave a separate comment for each entry.  I love finding new freebies and friends online! Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. I will check your blog or profile for an email address, but if you don't have it posted, please leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you. Winner will be chosen randomly at 6 pm PST Sunday Dec 6th. International entries are welcome - I appreciate all you international crafty bloggers :)

(Please note these are slightly imperfect. The Dora one has a small discoloration the size of a pencil eraser on the lower front panel from iron schmutz. The John Deere one's straps are a hair off center. They are wonderful backpacks and these are barely noticable. I would not hesitate to give these as gifts- they're still great! Actual backpacks are pictured.)

For more great patterns and ideas, scroll down my blog and see the 'Projects to Try' sidebar. I have dozens of fabulous patterns and tutorials linked there. If you're short on time, please visit my Etsy or Artfire shops to purchase ready to ship gifts.  Thanks for stopping by, Merry Christmas, and good luck!

79 comments:

RiverBend Farm said...

This grandma loves to sew but I would never attempt this backpack..how adorable! I put treasures in a storebought backpack for the grandkids and let them go on treasure hunts around the farm..they get a compass, canteen, plastic containers, etc. in the backpack.

Dee said...

Oh, aren't these fun! Imperfections are the perfection of life!

Merry Christmas!
mayhem5@softhome.net

Dee said...

One of my favorite all time tutorials!

http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html

and forgot to add I love to quilt!

Merry Christmas!
mayhem5@softhome.net

just me said...

I love just crafting! I love creating with a sewing machine, yet I also love to just knit while watching tv in the evening. I find crafting overall relaxing and fulfilling. I also love to craft with my girl guides and seeing their joy in crafting!

Amy McW

Jerri said...

We'd love the John Deere bag. Love your blog! I'll be back for sure. I love sewing.

Lisa said...

My son would love, love, love the John Deere back pack!!! It would make a great Christmas gift

Helena said...

These are cute. I love to sew stuff, anything.

Katie said...

These are great backpacks! I would love to win the John Deere one to give to my nephew.

My favorite craft is sewing, but I've been knitting for longer. Knitting is a nice anytime craft, pull it out when you are watching tv or something. But it is slow. That's why I love sewing! A couple of hours and you have a little something, whether it be a small purse or baby blanket.

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

As I said, I would be stopping by to have a chance on one of your cute backpacks ;-) They look great.

christin said...

I love sewing:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

Simply Sarah said...

Oh, oh, oh the John Deere one would make my son the happiest little boy! I love to sew. I'll make just about anything! I'm always up for a challenge!

stephjacobson said...

I have two favorite crafty hobbies--sewing (grocery bags and crayon rolls right now) and making cards.

stephjacobson said...

I have two favorite patterns/tutorials to share--http://morsbags.com (fabric grocery bags--click the "make one" link) and the crayon roll tutorial at http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/04/25/on-a-roll/

KatyK said...

Perfect for little ones going to preschool or travelling

thanks for the chance

Her Royal Highness said...

I need this for my nephew (the john deere of course) cute! love it!

my favorite crafting is probably sewing but I change my mind frequently :)

Her Royal Highness said...

this is one of my favorite tutorials from my own blog!

http://clumsycrafter.blogspot.com/2009/11/freezer-paper-stencils.html

Kama said...

That is totally awesome! I have a 15 month old son who would love this!! So cute!!!

Kama said...

Oops, I forgot to say in my last post that I like anything sewing right now. I'm into quilting currently! Here is a super cute tooth fairy pillow tutorial...
http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2009/08/tooth-fairy-pillow.html

Sarah Seitz said...

My Favorite type of crafting is sewing!

Sarah Seitz said...

Here's my ultimate Tutorial Round Up!

http://comeandseetheseitz.com/2009/10/16/tutorial-round-up/

Eema-le said...

I'd love this for my daughter and I'm totally addicted to sewing.

Libby said...

Ohhh my little boy would love the John Deere one... I'll come back with my tutorial link.

Libby said...

I love this key fob tutorial:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250386.msg2782370#msg2782370

Libby said...

And I've become a follower :)

Olivia said...

I love to scrapbook and make cards.
Your toddler backpacks are very cute! The John Deere one would be great for my little man.
Thanks for the chance to win!
hamlin_r@yahoo.com

Olivia said...

I am now a follower of your blog!
Olivia Hamlin
hamlin_r@yahoo.com

Crystal Hendrix said...

My boys love Dora, not Diego, Dora! LOL

I love to quilt the most, it used to be crocheting but Quilting it is now.

Michele P. said...

I think the John Deere one is so cute for my grandson! This would be a perfect bag to take to grandmas!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Amanda said...

Cute! I like sewing and photography. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!

Very Verdant said...

Love the John Deere back pack!

LLMum said...

definitely the dora and diego backpack would be my pick. too many memories (mostly fond) of the john deere tractors of my youth to want to see it on the back of my grands.

mframe said...

My daughter loves Dora so that would be perfect for Christmas. I am teaching myself how to sew and make hair bows.

britt said...

how cool.

favorite thing to make wristlets. here is the link

http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jc_handmade/2009/02/miy-mama-chic-wrist-cuff.html

Katie B. said...

Oh, goodness. My son would flip for that Dora & Diego backpack.

My favorite type of crafting is quilting! I'm new, but I'm addicted.

MM4ver said...

I love to sew, scrapbook and have jsut started knitting. I realyl can;t picka favorite.
Megan
meganlfuchs at gmail dot com

adelantegirl said...

oh my! My son would FLIP over the john Deere one (so would his grandpa!)

Currently my favorite is cross-stitch. it's the one i have the least amount of trouble with!

Llamabean said...

My nephew loves!!! John Deere and it would be perfect for him. They are both so cute!

Llamabean said...

http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/11/crisscross_coas.html

My favorite Tutorial
:)

simplehappyhome said...

These are so cute! My nephew would LOVE the John Deere. (Come to think of it, my dad would like it, too. Hmm....)

My favorite crafting is crafting with my four year old. Paper snowflakes are on the agenda today. After that, I love sewing.

Morgan said...

I am a knitter at heart but my there is room for more sewing in my life. :) Love the John Deere backpack, cute.

Morgan said...

This is my fave tutorial: http://www.rookiemoms.com/make-some-easy-kids-pants/

Super easy, and the best way to make pants that fit over a big cloth-diapered bottom!

Emily said...

I love to sew.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am a 9 years old and home educated. I love to sew and craft. I have my own sewing blog. Right now I am making frog pincushions, sock dolls, bean bags and Christmas tree skirts. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. My blog is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will stop by and look through my blog and tell me if you like it and enter my giveaway. My mom is doing giveaways on her blog as well. She has two blogs, one for sewing and one for art: www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

God bless.

Emily

sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

cute bags....count me in!!! thanks for coming to my blog, saying hello and entering the giveaway. good luck

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I love sewing!
a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

Here's my current favorite free tutorial.
http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2008/08/scrappy-summer.html
a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love to sew baby quilts (of course)! My two year old would love the Dora backpack!

bethany said...

I love to do cloths for my kids (they LOVE pj's). Thanks for the chance!!

Shanda said...

My favorite crafting is stained glass and repurposing items!
thirtyacrewoods(at)gmail(dot)com)

julie k said...

Some days my favorite crafting is sewing. Other days it's knitting. Do I have to choose?

I know a little boy who would love that John Deere backpack!

Thanks for participating in my giveaway, as well!

Dr. Bec said...

I sew a lot of cloth diapers, and I knit a bit, too.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mutti said...

My favorite project I'll never do is the advent calendar here: http://projectsforyournest.blogspot.com/2009/11/advent-calendar-final-phase.html

Cute backpack.

barefootquilter said...

I just made this for my new baby and blogged about it: http://projectsforyournest.blogspot.com/2009/10/crochet-baby-nest-blankie-beanie.html

Nanbon44 said...

Gotta win the John Deer tractor back pack for my grandson, he would love it.

simplymodernmom.com said...

such a cute bag. happy giveaway day! here's mine http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

bethany said...

Cute cute cute!! Love these! My daughter is a Dora fanatic and would love her very own backpack... but she also loves her John Deere tractors! Cute cute and thanks!! My favorite crafting is crocheting, but I also love to attempt at sewing! :) Merry Christmas!

bethany said...

http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/free-doll-pattern.html

has got to be one of my favorites. I just love these little dolls and have really tried to personalize them for my girls! Thanks again!

thelittlegreenhouse said...

Cute backpack! My daughter would love the Dora and Diego bag.

My favorite thing to do is sew, especially with felt. It is such a great material for making so many things.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kerry said...

Diego! :)

Holly said...

The John Deere pack would be perfect for my little farm-lover.

Cheating a little, my favorite crafting is embroidery. Cross-stitch, hardanger, crewel, silk ribbon...it's all good!

Sew Here We Are said...

How adorable the backpacks and the little one! John Deere one would be great for my grandson. I sew quilts, but lately grandsons mom has had me putting together all kinds of crafts for her and him...lots of fun, learning and doing new stuff! Thanks for the chance at the give-away. Merry Christmas and Have a Blessed Day!

sarah in the woods said...

I love spinning wool, and I really like your John Deere backpack.

Susan said...

So cute, Thanks for sharing. Such a hard choice to. I think I'll have to go for the John Deere. I think that's the one my son would pick.

Thank you


susansisney@hotmail.com

Susan said...

I am now a follower


susansisney@hotmail.com

daizee said...

My favorite type of crafting is sewing! I love that John Deere bag :)

Trudy Callan said...

Sewing is my favorite type of crafting.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

I am a homeschooling mom of 16 years. I have five children from ages 21 months to 21 years.

I am also having a giveaway; so be sure and stop by my blogs. I have two, one for sewing and one for art. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is also having a giveaway on her sewing blog. Hers is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Trudy
trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

luke and pamela said...

love the john deere! perfect for my little guy. my favorite type of crafting is ceramics, but i am learning how to sew and knit as well.

yawkar618 said...

i am a crafter with all things that have to do with paper :) i love my modge podge! i have yet to really master sewing so that might take a little while :)
the dora dna diego backpack is so adorable! my daughter would LOVE it!
happy holidays
yawkar618 at yahoo dot com

Brooke said...

My son would love the john deere one (he is obsessed). I am a huge fan of sewing and have recently taken up knitting... I should be sewing right now, actually!

♥Lola said...

How cute is this! My favorite craft is crochet. I have been doing it forever!

http://thelifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

I love sewing. (And I love this tutorial--made one for my son.)
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Jenny said...

Most recently I combined these two tutorials to make some rice heat pads.

http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2009/02/tutorialrice-bag-feet-warmer.html

and

http://neverenoughhours.blogspot.com/2009/12/handbag-pouch.html

Turned out very cute. I used flannel for extra snuggle factor. Now I want to make several more for gifts.
~Jenny~

tabitha said...

My favorite type of crafting is crocheting at the moment, but it changes quite regularly.

Thanks!

tabitha said...

My favorite tute right now is Adelaide Lemonade's bread bags that were featured on Sew, Mama, Sew last month. Thanks!

free indeed said...

John Deere for the little men in my family...the big men too! :)
freeindeed at myfairpoint.net

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my giveaway! I wanted to let you know that in case you don't win, I'd like you to come to my shop (www.makemineblue.etsy.com) and you will receive 20% off any item of your choice! When you check out, write in the 'message' box the word GIVEAWAY and I'll refund you 20% of your purchase! Thanks again. :-) Have a great day!

Lisa B said...

My daughter LOVES dora right now! Those are adorable!!

ILuvBNaMom said...

What cute backpacks. My 3yr old son would love the John Deere. My favorite types of crafting are sewing, scrapbooking and cardmaking. Thanks for the chance to enter!

ILuvBNaMom said...

A tutorial that I really like is the Fabric Checkerboards on the blog i heart linen

ILuvBNaMom said...

I am a follower now!