Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday and a Giveaway!

Hello Ladies and Gents! 

It has been a pretty uneventful week for me sewing wise.  I have been helping my lovely BF get his new Etsy shop up and running and it has left me with precious little time for other projects.  I am happy to do it though as he has always been a huge supporter of all my creative endeavors- it really is nice to be helping him for a change.  I did manage to get my first whole cloth quilting adventure started though- I am making a pillow for us and decided to try my hand at whole cloth quilting.  Though it isn't perfect I really enjoyed quilting this and look forward to continuing this method in the future, hopefully getting better and better.  You really can't hide when you quilt this way- if your stitches are off even a little then it is very noticeable, but I think that makes me focus in a whole new way- and will only allow me to be a better quilter ultimately.  The pillow front is done and I need to quilt the back pieces and get her all put together.  Hopefully I will have that done very soon so I can show off the finished product.  Now what was that I said about a giveaway? 
In the spirit of new and old (for me) etsy stores I thought I would share something from my shop- AtomicAprons.  You can see more of my shop HERE .  I am giving away a half apron from my shop- of the winners choice, and there are like 65+ to choose from in there, so it should be fun picking your favorite.  All you need to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment below.  If you follow my blog leave a second comment stating that and you will have 2 chances.  The drawing will take place next Tuesday night and I will announce the winner in my next work in progress Wednesday.  To make the commenting fun why don't you tell me what your favorite item ever purchased on Etsy is? 
Here are my stats for the week
finshed: Nada
in progress:  Love Pillow

                   Amy Butler Love tube quilt
I am linking to Lee's Work in Progress Wednesday

27 comments:

  1. Oooh, I LOVE the aprons!! Count me in for the giveaway. :) I haven't purchased a whole lot from etsy, mostly fabric, but the one kind of odd thing I bought from etsy was a bag of some crazy quantity of snap-in eyes for putting on stuffed animals!!

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    1. I love craft supplies of all sorts, and especially in large quantities as you never feel pressured to keep them or only use them on special projects. My BF bought me a huge quantity of serger thread on ebay once as a gift- and it is high on my list of favorite gifts ever- good luck in the giveaway and thanks for following my blog... looking forward to getting to know you better too! :)

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  2. I am now following you via google reader. Looking forward to "getting to know" you better!

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  3. All your aprons are so pretty! I have this weird apron obsession. I like to buy them, but I never want to wear them because I don't want to mess them up :)

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    1. I know what you mean- I hate getting a pretty apron dirty! Mine are very washable though and look just as good once washed and ironed. Back in the 50s ladies wore their nicer aprons when hosting parties- maybe that is a good use for you? :)

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  4. Here I am. Happy to let you know your blog is awesome. Do I get the prize.

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    1. only time will tell- I will do a random drawing- but you get the prize of having me as your daughter... and I get the prize of having you as my mom- so there is always that!

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  5. I love your fabric choices!! You are so talented. What is you "BF's" etsy site? I want to check it out.

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    1. thanks Christin- it is www.etsy.com/shop/coppercubes

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  6. I adore your pillow and may have to get more info from you or (better yet) special order one from you for my sweetheart! Oh... and my favorite Etsy purchase was actually one of your AtomicAprons that I ordered for my sister. She loves it and so does my niece.

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    1. aww, thanks so much! I would love to make you one- but with the lettering better spaced out! I think my next one will be even better.

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  7. The quilted pillow is stunning. Had to enlarge the picture to really enjoy the quilting. Beautiful :)

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    1. wow, thank you so much- I am a free motion quilting addict and I think this LOVE pillow needs some friends like HOPE and DREAM...

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  8. I would love t have one of your beautiful aprons!! I am a mess in the kitchen!!

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    1. why thank you Sarah, I would love to send you one, good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. First, I have to say that I have seen you aprons in person, and they are beautiful! And my favorite etsy purchase is a painting of a tree!

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    1. Thanks Nina- good luck in the giveaway!

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  10. You know - I've never bought anything from Etsy. Isn't that crazy - I had to think about it for a minute. My cousin has an Etsy store and gave me a matching skirt and tie for my son and daughter. They were super cute! And PS- I love the stitching on your Love pillow.

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    1. thank you so much- I am really loving the whole cloth quilting thing. If you never bought anything on etsy I highly recommend it- not only do you get to support small businesses but you will also find some of the kindest sellers and the most unique items available on the internet!

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  11. I'm impressed with the wholecloth pillow...that's intimidating to me...still learning my way around FMQ on my machine. Hope it finishes out like you want it to...it should be gorgeous!

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    1. thanks Dee- really it isn't too different from playing around on a practice square- once you are happy with the way your stitches look I suggest you give it a try!

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  12. It didn't let me post before...but I subscribed

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    1. oh good, now you are entered for the giveaway!

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  13. Hey sister inlaw... You know I'm always keeping up with your blog! And would love an apron of yours... Is that selfish of me since I already have two of yours?? So anyway, I've only purchaced a few items on etsy, both for Jeremy, but out of the two it would have to be an old wood carving tool.

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    1. you were one of the very first to subscribe! I don't think it is selfish at all- you have just as much of a fair shot as everyone else... wish I could give one to everyone!

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