Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway


Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting another giveaway day, the day where many bloggers giveaway things they have made or supplies to make things or both.  It is great fun to visit a lot of blogs and try to win cool stuff.  So fun that I thought I would participate this year.

I had great hopes of making a set of coordinating mother/daughter aprons.  But reality reared its ugly head and I came to terms with the fact that my time is not limitless.Instead of aprons,  I must continue to spend quality time with yards and yards of red plaid flannel.  What am I making?  Well, as I tell my children, it is the season not to ask questions... I will be able to let you know sometime after the 25th.

Instead of making something, I went to my favorite thrift store and found some supplies in the form of sheets and pillowcases (some of my favorite raw material).  I'm giving away three pillowcases and one twin flat sheet.


I decided to go with bright, springy colors, because if you are anything like myself, it will be spring before you decide what to do with them and then actually do it.  The sheet could be turned into a summer skirt or yards of bias tape.  It's matching pillowcase could be a sweet little girl's dress.

I love the embroidery on this pillowcase.  The bottom of a dress?  Or use it to make pockets on something?

This pillowcase has loads of possibility.  I love the bright colors, especially with all the grey and white that are outside my window right now.

Cute embroidery you could use on something and three bright yellow buttons.

Here's the back:

So what do you need to do to have a chance to win all of this?  It's simple.  Leave a comment saying what think you might use some of this for.  Be sure to include your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win.  One entry per person.  I'll ship to the US and Canada.  Comments will be open through Friday, the 17th, at which point I will randomly draw the winner.

Thanks for stopping by!

70 comments:

Kimberly said...

Love the vintage yellow sheets. I would probably use them for a quilt.

Hannah said...

I love the yellow! I'd definitely use the sheet to make a retro apron, or maybe a summer dress if I was feeling really bold! The purple pillowcase would make a great dress for a cute little girl.

Lindy-Lou said...

Seeing your beautiful pillowcases instantly gave me an idea for a little girls dress. We recently saw an NBC clip on the nightly news on dresses for little girls in Africa, www.littledressesforafrica.org
So would love to make a dress or two for these deserving girls.

Violet said...

Hmm I've really been wanting to make a vintage sheet wrapped wreath that I saw so I would do that I think with the flower accents :)

--ginger. said...

I love reclaimed fabrics. Great thrifted finds! I would use them for my next vintage sheet quilting bee. :

ClaraE said...

That yellow sheet is very lovely. What a great thrift store find.

kath said...

Those are some wonderful fabrics. I adore pillowcase dresses in the summer. Easy to make, easy to wear (she can put them on and off all on her own) and so cool in the South!

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Dix said...

I would love to use some of this for pillow cases and for some easter ornaments I am planning.

Megan said...

I would like to make a shirred top out of the pillowcases. How cute would that be??

Lisa said...

My little girls would look cute in dresses made from this fabric.

rebekah said...

I would make the only thing I ever seem to make: clothes for my girls.

rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

sandandstarfish said...

Oh my goodness that sheet set is to die for! I would love to make my daughter an amazing skirt or dress out of it :) The purple pillowcase is super cute too... the embroidery would look really cute on the bottom of a skirt or shorts.
Thanks for hosting!

MaryAnne said...

I have two little girls, and I think I could make them some super cute things with these thrifted fabrics!

Kimberly said...

I adore the yellow sheets! So bright and springy. I'd love to use it for a skirt or as part of my vintage sheet quilt!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin said...

I love those pillowcases! I'd probably make a little girls dress or skirt out them, but I might actually use the embroidered one as a pillowcase!! It would also make a cute addition to my kitchen.
erinwnorcross at gmail dot com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

I am thinking spring skirts or shirred dresses for my daughter

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Lori said...

I love vintage fins and thrift store deals. I go there quite regularly especially when my local Salv Army Store has their half of Wednesdays.

I love all of your ideas. I think I would do some of them. I love the bias tape idea and especially since I am always lacking in yellow. The others I think I would make skirts for my girls.

Lovely ideas.

Stephanie said...

a dress for my 2yo daughter. definitely. :)

Denise said...

I'd definitely quilt with it. Probably a girls lap quilt or one for myself :X lol

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Squee! I need that sheet for my baby girl's quilt. Okay, not really, but it would be just right. I have another vintage yellow one that it would go with so well. So yeah, that's what I would do with it. And some pillowcase aprons might be in order. :)

pamdux said...

I would embroider one with a grandchilds name, use the pillowcase to send to the pillowcase challange as a dress, and the sheet I think would make either a nice table runner with napkins or a table cloth. pamspinks.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Hee Hee! My sister had those yellow sheets on her bed. I think those pillowcases would make lovely aprons.

sandyandcosmo said...

I think this would look so pretty in a little girl's dress or apron.

Christy said...

These will make adorable dresses for my little granddaughter!!!! Love love the pillowcases!!!
christyd8(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Caren said...

I just started sewing, and have found some simple dress patterns for my adorable 14 month old girl. These sheets would be great for spring dresses! I think maybe I might be daring enough to try making one for myself to match, too!

Jody said...

Love the sheet! I have on my goal list for my 31st year to make a skirt. I agree that it would make a great summer skirt. I might just have to turn the pillow case into a pillow case dress for my niece (something else I've never tried yet). I'd just be happy adding to my barely existent stash pile as I've only been quilting/sewing for about 6 months. Merry Christmas!!

Mountain Knitter said...

I do loads of things with sheets. This one looks beautiful. I'm not sure I've come across a yellow this pretty before. I need to make some new cloth grocery bags as well as other reusables...and I really do prefer to upcycle instead of buying new fabric.

Needled Mom said...

I love the embroidery too and think I would refashion it into a sham. The yellow would definitely be good fabric for a skirt - very springy.

merlinthecat said...

I love using pillow cases! I have lofty dreams about making a quilt with vintage sheets :) I've also used pillow case to make a couple dresses for my youngest. Thank you for the chanc to win!

Sew Flippin Cool said...

great vintage finds!

Jenny said...

Cute stuff! I think I'd make skirts for my girls first if I won this.

okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

Hillary Ryan said...

The sheet is great. I think it would make some great car travel bags for summer adventures.

Aimee said...

I would use those gorgeous bits of lovelyness in a quilt. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Sarah said...

Lovely fabric!!! I would use it to make some grocery bags. My birthday is Dec. 17th, so winning would make the day even better!

Sara said...

Love love the yellow sheet. I'd make lounge pants out of it for sure - so bright and happy in the middle of winter. Loved your article above about Mary as well - people used to grow up earlier, didn't they?

If you'd like to enter my giveaway as well, it is here: (I'm giving away some fabric coasters and a bit of Heather Ross!)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ananemone

Cammie said...

The sheets are wonderful! I could use them to make a quilt top.

mcheaston {at} gmail {dot} com

Sarah said...

The sheet set is gorgeous! I think I would make a skirt out of it for me.

Carpenters said...

This spring, I am planning on making pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa and I would definitely use these for those dresses. Thank you much for the giveaway.

Anne said...

I've been collecting yellow retro fabrics for a quilt, and that sheet would make a nifty backing! The pillowcase with the embroidery looks like a skirt for my 5-year-old.

Rose said...

Vintage sheets!!!!!!!!! I'm a thrift-store-aholic; grabbing up any vintage sheets I can find. I use them to back quilts, make skirts, line handbags, etc..

I'm so glad I've been perusing these blogs due to the giveaway! What a wonderful way to expand your readership!

Ellyn said...

oh I just love vintage fabrics & these are awesome! thinking maybe something for ME! An apron maybe? or a springy shirt. & maybe some dollclothes for little friends...

Em said...

Yep, I agree, the bottom of that pillowcase screams "dress" to me.

MJ said...

The yellow sheet would be adorable to make coordinating (but not matching) outfits for my daughter and son for the springtime! Thanks for the giveaway

Vanessa said...

I'd make some dresses for my 2 daughters. Thanks for the chance to win!

Genevieve P said...

The purple pillowcase would definitely be a dress. And I think I might use the sheet for the back of a duvet cover.

Thanks for the giveaway!
parknj at verizon dot net

Susie (aka Three Boys Farm Mama) said...

I LOVE vintage sheets. And thrift stores! Fun find! I plan to use them for crafty projects...and the purple one (embroidered) for a blouse for my niece!

Jingle said...

That sheet is amazing! I would use it for clothes (or maybe even the body) of my dolls! And one of those pillow cases looks like it would make a super cute top! Oh, i could have fun with these! jinglesells at gmail dot com

godscricket said...

I could a summer skirt. How beautiful would that be? Thanks for sharing.

Kimmie said...

I would love to win these. I saw a really cute tutorial on how to make a doll blanket out of a pillow case and would love to try it with this prize.

Mama Lusco said...

Beautiful pillow cases! I'd probably use them to make doll clothes & accessories. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Desiree said...

I love the vintage sheet & would use it for part of an apron! Thank you for the chance to win!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

Cid said...

What a great giveaway. Thank you.
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

Jessica said...

I would use them for a quilt or a purse. :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

SisterlyLove said...

Would love to use them to make some cute summer skirts!

Thanks!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Joy said...

Perhaps a dress for my younger child. Or even some awesome pillows!

Theresa said...

Will make a cute clutch :) Thank you so much for the fantabulous giveaway...Love your blog..so many cute things. Have a wonderful winter holiday :)

Manda said...

Personally, I use pillowcases to make nightgowns for my kids. Perfect!

stayathomelibrarian at gmail

Crissy said...

make myself a skirt from the sheet and something for my girls as well!

please take a peek at my giveaway, if you get the chance...
http://crissybell.blogspot.com
crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

Mara said...

summer dresses!!!!! maranolan1 at yahoo dot com

Joyce said...

Sunny colors. Great for our PNW winters.

Joy said...

I love the yellow sheet! It's perfect for a vintage sheet project I'm currently working on...thanks for the chance to win it!

Emily Elizabeth said...

I love hte idea of turning the sheet into bias tape. I have a quilt that will need binding someday (hopefully!) and that is the perfect color.

Joanna said...

Ooooh so lovely! I would definitely make something for my 10 year old girl with the yellow sheets - I just love upcycling vintage things!

DangAndBlast! said...

That's really nice! The perfect sister-in-law is pregnant, so, I'd wait to see if it's a girl first! If so, something precious for the baby. If not, a sundress (with pillowcase pockets - you're brilliant) for me!

Garilyn said...

Love the pillowcases and sheets. I usually make my daughter dresses or pants out of pillowcases. It would be fun to see what else I could come up with. Perhaps an apron?
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

VickiT said...

Oh wow! I think I need to take a drive to whichever thrift shops you visit. I have never found anything near as awesome as those you found with the embroideries. And that color is gorgeous too. Geez, Rockford has nothing like that. Hmmmm wonder if hubby wants to take a drive. LOL

I know the blue or is it purple maybe (computers skew colors a bit) would totally have to be a litle dress for our granddaughter. Or possible some type of matching outfit for her and her American Girl doll even. The awesome sheet would be a great back to a quilt even I'd think.
vburr at charter dot net

Carol in E TN said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I am collecting vintage sheets to make a quilt so this is right up my alley!

Kelly O. said...

what beautiful doll quilts these would make!
I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
Merry Christmas!

elizabeth goh said...

I like working with vintage sheets and pillow cases and such. Right now I'm thinking maybe a perky set of curtains for the window by my teeny sewing area. Then again, I am also collecting up fabrics like these withthe idea of making a slipcover for a really basic IKEA sofa bed thing. hmmm....

Thanks for the great giveaway! If you want to enter mine to win a wool scarf, just go to www(dot)ordinaryisboring(dot)com

Skooks said...

LOVE that yellow . . . I've been collecting pinks and yellows for a sweet picnic blanket. :)

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