Giveaway Day is now Closed. Winners
will be notified Saturday December 14, 2013 have been notified and a post about the winners will be up as soon as I hear back from them. Thanks everyone for playing along!
Katherine blogs at Sew Me Something Good, and lives right across town from me. I sent out her prize on Monday, so here’s hoping Canada Post managed to make the trip across town by now!
It’s Giveaway Day! If you have stumbled across my blog somehow without knowing what Giveaway Day is… well, it’s a day (week, really) when Sew Mama Sew does a link-up of blogs where something crafty (handmade or supply related) is being given away. There are
several categories: Handmade Baby and Kid Items, Handmade Accessories, Handmade for the Home, Sewing and Craft Supplies, and Handmade Bags two categories this year: Craft Supplies and Handmade Items. What used to take a day, has grown so large that it encompasses the whole week to let people have a chance to enter as many giveaways as possible. Stop by Sew Mama Sew to check out all the categories and to spend countless hours (seriously!) entering your name into the dozens of awesome draws that are held.
I’m holding two separate giveaways, one for children’s fabrics in quilting cotton – see here! – and this one, which is for children’s fabrics in canvas. This giveaway is open worldwide. The draw will be held on December 14, whenever I wake up, but I will only accept entries date stamped with December 13. Mr Random will be doing the honours.
When these Daiwabo elephants were first released, you me and everybody else in the world I think fell all over ourselves to get our hands on it. But in too much of a rush, I didn’t pay enough attention and bought myself a Fat Quarter pack of canvas elephants, rather than quilting cotton elephants. Oops. I couldn’t figure out what the heck to do with them, so mostly they’ve just sat around unused. (A few of them do have a couple small pieces cut out of them, but not much.) The hippos came later and that’s actually a half yard of fabric (I believe, I didn’t measure it though to be sure). Canvas as a fabric kind of mystifies me – except for bags (and maybe slipper outers?) I can’t really figure out what to use it for. It’s a bit coarse so I don’t like it for quilting and it’s strong enough it seems like it should be used for things that might take some abuse. But what exactly? I just don’t know. Cushion covers? A fat quarter didn’t seem (to me) like enough to just… make something with.
The Important Bit: What you need to do to be entered
Unlike my other draw, I don’t need to know where you’re from, but I like it when people are a little more engaged than just leaving a “Thanks for the chance. email@example.com” type comment. So tell me what you do with small amounts of canvas. I don’t care what the winner actually does with the fabric, but just a general idea about how you would make use of quarter yards of canvas. (I just can’t imagine using it in a quilt. Although it does give a nice weight, and I do sleep better under a weighted blanket than under a lightweight one.)
You do not need to include your email address in the body of your response. WordPress requires an email address from all people leaving comments and it is accessible to me (though not to anyone reading my blog).
Please also note that I will be editing your response to include a comment number, so as to save myself counting (and then counting again) through dozens (hundreds?) of comments to find the winners. If you do not post some sort of response that indicates you’ve actually read the post, you won’t be entered. You don’t have to answer the canvas question – you could tell me where you’re from or what your day has been like or what Hogwarts house you’d sort in. Please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comment – I try to respond to every person who comments on my blog, but Giveaway Day has a tendency to make one’s email inbox explode, so I might not this go-around.