Friday, October 15, 2010


I enter a lot of giveaways.

Let me rephrase that. I enter a whole lot of giveaways. Not just any giveways either. I'm picky. I like ones that give handmade items, gift certificates for Etsy shops, fabric, and books. I don't usually do the 1 in 200 million gazillion chance of winning a lifetime supply of junk food type giveaways. unless it's good junk food.

My theory is that someone has to win, and it will not be me if I don't try.

Most of the time, I don't win. But then sometimes I open my email to find something to the effect of, "Hey Kelly. Congrats on winning my giveaway!" and I do a little squeal of joy and jump up and down and tell my hubby who acts amused. I don't really do the jumping thing.

Here's what I have won recently:

Fat Quarter set of Kate Spain's Fandango fabrics sponsored by Above All Fabric on the Everything Etsy blog.
These are gorgeous! The colors are all so rich, I love that even the smaller prints are fairly intricate and make me think of Sante Fe. I spent one day there. It was a long time ago. I would like to make some napkins with those.

I also won the book, Simple Sewn Gifts, from the Indie Handmade blog.

I'm pretty sure I'll be combining the fat quarters with these projects to make some of my Christmas gifts this year!

And while this wasn't really a giveaway, I found out that my Bella skirt was featured on the front page of Etsy a couple days ago! I'm pretty sure that's a first for me, and I was super excited about that! I think I told my hubby about 10 times over the course of the next 30 minutes what a big deal that is. You can see the whole treasury here.



  1. that's awesome! i went through a stretch of winning a bunch, too...but not in a bit.

    i need to blogroll this site, too, bc i miss your voice!

    thanks for RTing my question yesterday. i haven't figured it out yet, so i hit the store. if i find something that works (for longer than a few weeks), i'll let you know.

  2. Love the patterns in those fabrics! You have convinced me to enter more giveaways!!! Enjoy your winnings :)

  3. What a great win - Congrats! I'm loving that top-right pattern :)

    Those hanging hearts are adorable!


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