Friday, November 2, 2007

Gifts Galore and a Give Away!

Just a quick post to let you know about this!



Sew Mama Sew have collected a huge amount of tutorials and ideas for you to make Christmas/Holidays presents. And I am really thrilled to have been asked to share my apron tutorial. So go on over and check it out.

And to all those who are visiting me for the first time - welcome! To celebrate all the new visitors (nearly 400 of you today!!!) I think I should do a give away. Write me a quick hello and I'll draw out a winner on Sunday night - November 4th.

Mia's Apron

I think the give away really needs to be an apron. I'm working on a few different apron designs so I'll surprise you with something new.

I'd better get to it!

69 comments:

Nina's Mama said...

Love the apron tutorial, especially the step by step photos. I'm more a picture rather than a word person. Thanks. Also thanks for giving your measurements, they sound ideal for my Japanese mother-in-law. Hopefully she will use the gift instead of putting it in the glory box this time.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Louise on your apron mention! Now, lots more people will know what we already know -- how fabulous you are!!! ;-)

Iris ine said...

Your apron tutorial is great, I really like your site, I'm here for the first time today.
Greetings from Germany, Iris

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats Louise! I love that apron, the colours are just wonderful, such a beautiful design. Looking forward to clicking on to the tutorial!
Kim x

Leah said...

Oooh how exciting - Congratulations!

Eren said...

That apron is gorgeous...Im a sucker for giant ric rack!!! And congrats on the mention at Sew Mama Sew!!!

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

Seriously thinking of making this a handmade christmas, going on holidays so expenses expenses.... Love your blog, have been a lurker for a long time. Keep up the great work.
Pennie

driftwood said...

I've been reading your blog for a while so when I saw your apron on sew mama sew yesterday I was very impressed, and came here to congratulate you. it looks great, and how amazing to be included in such a great idea. only problem is I'm a day behind already...

AbbyKat said...

Congratulations on being selected. Your apron looks soooo delicious!

jezzmanic said...

Aprons are wonderful, I think more people should wear them. I love my aprons that's for sure. I love reading your blog and the best bit is you're from Melbourne just like me...Keep up the fantastic work!
jess

a friend to knit with said...

yippee! it really is a great tutorial! congrats and thank you!!!

Daphne said...

Well done, clever girl!

Donna said...

Awesome apron - enough to make me spend more time in the kitchen. Love that BIG BIG ric-rac too!

Cathy said...

I had already seen your tutorial at Sew Mama Sew - Well done.

As I already have one of your gorgeous aprons, you can leave me out of the draw - I love that fabric that you have in the photo - I have just bought some more of that one - not sure what to make - maybe an apron!!!

fiona said...

well done on being featured louise, your a star!!!

diana said...

i am new to your site and love it!!! lovely apron tutorial!!!

erin said...

found you through sew mama sew. good work!

Violet & Rose said...

Hey Louise! Well done. I think this idea of Kristin and Beth's is fantastic. I love a bit of Christmas craft, but let's not go there ....

Dallas said...

I'm so excited about SMS's tutorials. The apron is adorable - I love the fabric.

Cathy said...

Well done on having your apron featured - it deserves to be - it is fab.
Cathy XX

dizzyjadey said...

Well done, Louise! That's a whole lot of visitors. No need to put me in the draw, since I already received stuff from you in the swap. Fab apron, as always!

get on it said...

I just started reading your blog yesterday!! how exciting is that?

Liz said...

Ooh yes, stick my name in the hat. I thought of your apron tutorial yesterday as my son bought home a letter from school with a list of things he needs for cooking. One of them is an apron and he has rather outgrown his Thomas the Tank Engine one. I briefly thought about making one, but haven't got a clue how to do it so I remembered your tutorial. I chuckled at the though of getting him to wear a pretty pinny! Poor thing, I will be buying him a boys apron in town next week!

Chris Worthy said...

Beautiful, clear directions! Thank you for sharing your creativity. I can't wait to make this one!

Faith & Sarah said...

I have a new site to add to my *favorites* :)

Thank you for the fantastic tutorial!

Sarah

linda o said...

i love the apron and especially with that great pear fabric. i just found your blog, and i love it already!

iSew said...

Congrats on being included, that's great. Your aprons are so cute! I'm going to check out SewMamaSew...

Michelle said...

Love your blog and I will be back! Love the aprons :)

lina said...

wow, that's a lot of visits!

Geri said...

Count me in!!! Thanks for the contest, I love this!!!
Gerijones64@hotmail.com

rhonda said...

I have had a love affair with cute aprons since I was sixteen or so. I LOVE your tutorial (saw it from sew mama sew), and can't wait to make some for my sisters and mother! They are so adorable and absolutely perfect!

nettie said...

love the apron!

luv Abby said...

ohhhh... I was so excited for you when I saw the link on sew mama sew.... YAY....
luv Abby

Oslofia said...

Congratulations on getting picked out for the nov titirials over at sew mama, sew. I love the apron...looks really pretty and nice :)

Lisa from Portland said...

This is an awesome apron, thank you for sharing your tutorial. I am hoping to make a gift or two using this one. I can't wait to read more of your blog too! Lisa

Bess said...

I am really excited about making my first apron. You make it look easy and fun.

sue said...

Lovely apron and I really adore that fabric too. Congrats on having so many readers too.

Scarlet Tanager said...

Love love love your aprons! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Great blog, you are fab and I'm adding you to my links!

crafty things said...

Thanks for sharing such a clear tutorial. The pictures are great.
The fabric is fabulous.

Amy said...

Congrats Louise!! Its quite an honor to be featured on Sew Mama Sew...you deserve it, not only is your apron tutorial wonderful, it takes a long time to put that together and post it... I appreciate your hard work, and of course all the beautiful things you make !!!

KikiMiss said...

Hello, hello! I love your aprons so much..I just wish you offered them for sale. Have you thought of an ebay or etsy store? That apron would look lovely hanging in my kitchen *wink wink*.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

That apron is delicious-much too scrummy to wear in the kitchen lol!!

Gina said...

I'm another newcomer [from Oz] ~ Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful aprons!

Nicole said...

wow i love your 'apple & pear' fabric, its just too cute for words. thanks for the apron tutorial :o) you made it so easy i think im off to spotlight next week to get something pretty to make your apron, it will be the first 1/2 one i have as i usually prefer the full ones.

Lisa said...

I found your fabulousness on the 30 days of handmade christmas blog. Wanted to say that I love you fabric choices for your aprons!

The world needs more apron wearers.

Hayes said...

Love all the darling aprons! Alexander Henry makes the best fabrics!

Gillian said...

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog...love the ric rack on your apron!

~S~ said...

HELLlllooooo~! Great apron, i love the pattern! This is my first time visitng and I am loving it so far. pick me pick me pick me!

Kristy said...

Hello!!!

gilldawg said...

I am sooo exited to find your spot. I will be back again and again. I am off to the fabric store to get started on my aprons.

gilldawg said...

just signed up to post with e-mail. Sorry to take up the space.

joanne said...

always in for a giveaway - found you through h&B

Jodie said...

yay !! well done

madrekarin said...

Sweet apron! I love the pinky pears. :) Your tutorial is very good. Nice and easy to follow.

Rouxhauser said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial. looking forward to giving it a go!

Katy said...

This is my first time visiting, and I have to say this i a wonderful sight and amazing apron tutorial! I'm off to sort through my fabric right now so I can get busy making one of my own...

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
Peace from Vancouver, BC,
Katy

Jeanne said...

Oh, how nice! Thanks for the tutorial.

Deb said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Off to browse some more and get some MUCH needed help with sewing! :O)

Suse said...

Shamelessly adding my name to the draw if the prize is an apron like the apple and pear one pictured!

Beautiful.

(Suse, in Melbourne)

Susan said...

The Aprons are adorable. I've made a couple of aprons, but they didn't turn out as well as yours. Thanks for the tutorial.-- Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi -- I found you through Sew Mama Sew and your apron is the bomb. I love that apple/pear fabric, too.
-- Junie at www.teetertoes.blogspot.com

Luhlahh said...

Hi There!
I found you a week or so ago... When you did the 'name tag'....
My name is also Louise!
Love your stuff!
Cheerio!

Lanedesigns said...

Hi~
I just found your blog from Sew Baby Sew....GREAT tutorial on the apron!
I am a big fan of Handmade gifts!Your blog is so motivating.

Debra

monica said...

brilliant!

and that giant ric rac... edibly.

Debbie said...

Thank you so much for the apron tutorial. I have been wanting to make one for my daughter and I for Christmas baking but the patterns look so daunting for a newbie like me. With the help of your tutorial I think I can do it. I love your fabric choices as well. Just tooo cute. Thanks again.

Giabella Designs said...

Today is my 41st birthday! Pick ME!!!!!

fiona said...

wow 65 comments!!!, my blog wants to be like yours when she grows up!!thanks for the tag!

Austy's Mum said...

I'm probably a little late for the drawing, but wanted to drop in and thank you for the tute anyway. I love your blog - very inspirational!

Little Munchkins said...

I just found your blog and I am blown away by the awesome things you made.

Love your aprons too