Monday, May 23, 2011

giveaway day!

*** THE GIVEWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY MAY 26, 2011. ***

It's here, it's finally here!

Welcome to everyone stopping through via Sew Mama Sew for Giveaway Day! And a big welcome also to my regular readers.

I'll get right to it. I had a hard time deciding what to give away this year, but here it is:

Neptune Apron

An apron made by yours truly! This little baby came together yesterday after much deliberation as to what I would make. I dug deep in my stash and found a rather large piece of some Neptune by Tula Pink. I know it’s super hard to find now, and really, who doesn’t love some sea turtles, so I thought, why not? The apron is a ½ length style but it can be worn up higher to protect your shirt. It measures about 22” in length by about 25 inches wide and has extra long ties for those who like to have a cute bow in front like I do.

Neptune Apron

The contrasting fabric is another piece from my stash and one of my all time favourites – Happy Dots from the Midwest Modern collection by Amy Butler. There is a pocket on the front just big enough for a recipe card or whatever junk you might want to carry around.

Neptune Apron

I added some cute pintucking to the waistband for some extra flair and it gives it a bit of support so it doesn’t slip down over time. Plus, seriously, who doesn’t love pintucks?

Neptune Apron

The apron was created using this tutorial via Delia Creates, but with a few minor tweaks. I added a piece of Kona White to the back as a liner to give it some weight and durability.

To give the prize a bit of extra umph, I’ve decided to add a small scrap bundle to the package before I mail it. I promise to pick some really cute pieces for the winner!

Would you like to enter for your chance to win this cute little apron? Here’s the deal:

- Leave a comment, any comment.
- Make sure you either leave an email address or that yours is visible in your profile.

I will leave comments open until 11:59pm MST on Wednesday, May 25 and draw a winner using the Random Integer Generator on Thursday.

If you decide to become a follower or already are, leave me a second comment for a second chance to win.

One last thing: if by chance, I get more than 350 entries, Since I have now surpassed 350 entries, I will create a second item and scrap bundle and choose a second winner. That prize will be a surprise though.

Good luck! And thanks again for stopping by!

(**I do apologize for the terrible pictures. I got up early to write this and it was cold and dark and rainy outside. Oh well. I will replace them with better ones eventually.)

416 comments:

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Sasha said...

Ooh, pretty. I like to tie mine at the front as well. That way i can take of my rings and thread them onto one of the 'straps' so they don't get dirty and i don't forget where i've put them!

Lee said...

such a cute blog! I love the apron and thank you for the giveaway!

Lee said...

I am a new follower !

TEakA said...

So so cute!!! Currently my kitchen is rather lacking in the color department and an apron like that would really brighten things up in there! :) love your blog!

Joel said...

I totally need a new apron, as all I have is a cheap Ikea one, and my wife's "Will cook for shoes" apron. I am already a follower, btw.

English Coach said...

Hola Jessy! Julia and Matt are here visiting Paco and I (they say hiiiii) and Julia just mentioned your giveaway! Super pretty apron! :)

Thanks for the giveaway and I also wanted to say that your blog looks fantastic! I love the new header with your photos. Super sharp and beautiful!

Besos from Spain, Diana

kt said...

Great apron--thanks for the chance to win!

btsoi. said...

Love the apron! I've been meaning to get one but I keep putting it off!

Sheila said...

Oh that is gorgeous , thanks so much for the chance to win !

Sheila said...

I am now a follower and happy to have found your great blog!

Vicki said...

what a pretty apron! I love the colour! :)

Holly said...

Love, love, love the apron! Thanks for the giveaway!

Holly said...

And, I'm following you!

Sangeetha said...

nice apron - thanks

gill said...

I love the Tula Pink fabric!
Count me in please!

gill said...

I'm a new follower

Nicole said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I love the apron!

Katie B. said...

Such a cute apron!

SewTara said...

Woohoo go Canadian girls!!! :)
Love the apron.

Barb said...

Wow, what a gorgeous apron...I love it! And you are so brave to cut into your Neptune Stash.

Barb said...

I'm a follower - love to read other Canadian blogs!

Laura said...

I need an apron! Your pintucks are lovely!

~Carla~ said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! This is my favorite giveaway yet! I love the pleats and beautiful fabric! Crossing my fingers!! :)

Amelia said...

I love this apron!! Neptune is my all time favourite line. Thanks for a great giveaway, finger's crossed :)

Amelia said...

I'm a follower :)

NotYetTheDodo2 said...

Wow, that pinning or pleating on the top of the apron looks awesome! Thank you for giving this away!

hollyctr said...

pretty apron!

Meryl said...

Such a pretty little apron!

Sue said...

I love aprons!
So nice to sit with you and Joel at the wedding Saturday. Love spending happy times with you two.

Minimanuals said...

Lovely things on your blog, also the apron.

Esther said...

Super cute! I'm working on an apron now for my sister in law... I'll have to show it to you when I'm done! :) I'm already a follower...

Wrongtree09 said...

I'm a follower now.

Andreina said...

cute!!!!!!!!
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Micah said...

I NEED this giveaway ;)

Wrongtree09 said...

Love the apron! I like to tie in front, too, or kiddos pull out the bow while I'm cooking.

Jingle said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win this fabulous apron! It is wonderful! jinglesells at gmail dot com

**nicke... said...

i love it. it is so cute! i love that it ties in the front also. makes it so much easier! great giveaway. i love your blog. i have been following you for a while now!

Carli said...

I have been loving pink lately! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this fun contest!

Em said...

I totally need an apron but haven't gotten around to making myself one yet. Perhaps this one is for me.

Fi said...

CUTE apron!

Amy said...

It's gorgeous! What a great job and I love that it looks like an upside down toque.

Ronny and Carla said...

Hi! So glad to find your blog! I am in Rocky Mountain House, AB. I will follow your blog in my reader, does that count for another entry? Beautiful apron!

Christie S. said...

I love your scraps! Very pretty apron.

T-Bryd said...

i love this apron. i am a messy baker so aprons are my friend :-)

andrea creates said...

beautiful apron!love the pintucks and the prints :)

Emilie said...

Hurray for giveaway day(s)!!! Love the apron!

jamestownboys said...

what a cute apron!!!!
love it!

Sarah said...

What a lovely apron. Your blog was a nice discovery today! sarah [at] vraeden [dot] com

Annie said...

That apron is so cute!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Lisa said...

love it! it's such a cute apron!

two hippos said...

I've made aprons for friends but never for myself, and I could certainly use one!

Stephanie Granite said...

Such great fabrics! Love the pintucking too!

Lappesola said...

Please count me in on this great giveaway.

Hugs from Sol in Norway

Sherry said...

pretty apron :)

Suzanne said...

I LOVE the apron! Dont do much in the kitchen these days as the husband has taken over (he loves to cook and is fantastic at it!) but when I do I could use it! It is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win it!
Suzanne dot Jourdan at gmail.com

Suzanne said...

I have become a new follower on Blogger Dashboard! Thanks for another chance to win! Cant wait to look around more!

N. Perez said...

Lovely apron.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I'd be checking the pattern if I don't win.
naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

H2Ogirl said...

What a lovely blog you have. I am so a new follower.

H2Ogirl said...

I love the apron your just whipped up. I haven't even thought of putting the bow in front. Always learning :)

Jessica said...

I so need an apron. I made some for Mother's Day a few years ago, but managed to not make one for myself. This one ROCKS! Thanks for the chance!

Amber H. said...

I think the pintucking is absolutely fabulous. I love the way pintucking gives any project that extra bit of sophistication.

Jessica said...

I am a new follower :) I lurve the bag in your header by the way, so gorgeous!

Irina said...

oh! I think this is my favourite giveaway so far, it is absolutely beautiful! thanks for the chance

Irina said...

I'm your follower too

Ladybug said...

I'm impressed you got this done so quickly. It looks like it would gave taken much longer.

Jennifer said...

Looks terrific! I love the colour.

Desiree said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail.com

Jenica said...

Pretty! I might actually be inspired to cook wearing that ;)

jenicagirl at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

What a great apron. Almost too cute to use! Thanks for the chance to win!

MamaPPod said...

OH, what a fantastic apron that is!! Love it so much.

Monica said...

Lovely little apron! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Alissabeth said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Pretty Apron! Great for my sister's birthday which is right around the corner.

The Monkey's Mama said...

so pretty, i need an apron!

Katrina said...

Agggh I love LOVE Neptune! Your apron is fantastic!

LethargicLass said...

that is such a pretty apron!

Laurel said...

oh, too fun!

Sarita said...

The photos are great, and the apron is gorgeous. Wonderful color.

Jansie said...

That is so gorgeous! I love the pleats at the top. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jansie said...

And I am now a follower. :)

Martina said...

Lovely! I could use a new one! Thanks so much for the give away!

Phoenix Peacock said...

this is too darn adorable for words.What a great give away. I'd be honored to win!

Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

Eleanor said...

I love it! Crossing my fingers and toes!!

eleanor(at)unfamiliarceiling(dot)com

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love that apron. So pretty. What a generous giveaway! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Chiska said...

You have cleared something up for me today. I got some scraps of that fabric and really liked it but had no idea what it was. Thank you! It's so pretty.

alioop said...

Beautiful! Thanks!

Kathryn said...

That apron is so cute! To begin with, I wasn't sure whether it was an apron or a skirt.

ginnyaluna(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue said...

Jessy, I love it! You're an amazing sewist/sewer/seamstress and I enjoy reading your blog. What a generous giveaway!

Sue said...

And I'm a follower. =)

tusen said...

very nice, I love the pintucks. I'm planning to sew an apron one day, but it'll take me some time, so your beautiful one would come in handy :)

Elke said...

What pretty apron! I would really need an apron, because I´m always full of flour when Im baking, lol.

Val said...

Wow! I LOOOVE this! Your apron turned out so cute! Thanks, I'll have to check out that tutorial!

tusen said...

your blog looks such fun I need to visit again and read more, for now I'm your new follower :)

Becky said...

oh, so adorable! love that apron and I would be afraid of getting it dirty. I would totally use it as a sewing apron.

Becky said...

I'm a new follower!

alittleteteatete said...

This is ADORABLE!!!!

lisagoneaussie (at) gmail.com

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

BEAUTIFUL apron!!

Ana e os Vira Ventos said...

Great work, the apron is adoreable!
Ana
anaeosviraventos@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

What a cute apron! I love aprons; they make you feel so girly, yet ready to take on anything! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Bellgirl said...

What a gorgeous apron! Happy Giveaway DAy!

Bellgirl said...

...and I'm a follower!

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to be a part of it. Thank you

Micah and Catherine said...

Love it!!!

The Sewing Dork said...

Wow, what a nice job - I love the pintucks. Come see me for a chance to win an apron too once you give this one away.
www.sewingdork.blogspot.com

Amorette said...

that apron is gorgeous! if the pictures are truly bad, i cannot imagine how beautiful it is in person! great job.

asdrexler at gmail dot com

Amorette said...

new follower- so glad to have found you!

asdrexler at gmail dot com

Åsa said...

That is the most adorable apron I´ve ever seen! Sooo cute! I would love to adopt it=) Thanks for the opportunity.

Åsa said...

I´m now following your cute blog.

Valerie said...

Oh such a pretty apron, and you're right, pintucks ROCK!

stitchinpenny said...

Absolutely love the apron. Thank you for participating in the SMS Giveaway Day. pennyguglie@aol.com

Emily said...

Enter me to sk8ter.emily@gmail.com

Emily said...

i now follow you

Cindy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Great apron!

Cindy said...

I am a new follower.

Amanda Joy said...

What a beautiful apron! I've been wanting to make one for myself but with our 3rd boy due any day now and having just completed a cross-country move it just hasn't happened as I'd hoped. Thanks for the chance to win!

Homemade from the Heart said...

Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

mrstolli said...

Cute apron! Thanks for the giveaway!

mrstolli said...

I'm a follower. :)

Jessica said...

The apron looks great.

jessica (at) homfamily (dot) com

Sandi P said...

Love the apron! It is too cute. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Sandi P said...

Everything on your blog is so cute. I added you to my Google Reader so I can see it all.

nicmowat said...

soooo cute!! love it!
thank you for a sweet giveaway!

email is in my profile!

nicmowat said...

new follower too!

Tamara said...

I love it!

Tamara said...

And now I'm hooked. Following you.

Gina said...

Pretty apron, I'd love to win it!...though does that mean I have to cook?@ ;)

Kelly said...

love the apron. Thanks for the chance to win.

Liz said...

Nicely done! Pretty pintucks!

Oh Sweet Petunia said...

The apron is beautiful!!

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
@Homemaker_Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

sewsister said...

That apron is absolutely adorable, I hope you get 350 comments because I really need to build a stash!

sewsister said...

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win your fabulous apron! sewsister (at) rocketmail (dot) com

Michele Pacey said...

hello fellow Canadian! Very sweet apron you've made I must say, AND I love scraps too. perfect giveaway!

Sean and Laura said...

Pretty pretty! i need a new apron!!

fyek said...

First, I love your apron! Second, I am from the Midwest, so any use of Amy's fabric line makes me smile. Third, it's been raining here for days and days too, so I feel your pain on the dreary front!

fyek said...

I became a follower of your lovely blog. :)

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Love it - I can't resist damask fabrics at all!!! LOL.

Thanks for the chance. :)

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Super cute apron! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway.

Kate said...

Gorgeous apron. I just love the little turtles hidden in the print. Thanks for the chance to win! akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Jo said...

What a darling apron!

ChrisC said...

Ooh, cute apron! I've been meaning to make one myself, but yours is so much cuter than what I had planned :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win. I'm excited to have discovered your blog

Michell said...

Thanks for a great giveaway

ChrisC said...

I also became a follower in my Google Reader. Thanks again!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! I love it!!!! I'm becoming a little collector of aprons lately. I would LOVE to put that apron to good use. :)

Patti said...

Would love to win this special apron. I love all things Tula Pink!
pshanks@sasktel(dot)net

Jenny said...

super duper cute apron! thanks for a chance.

adrienne said...

What an awesome apron! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway :)

jillytacy said...

Ooooh I love the apron. it's beautiful!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

What an adorable apron, so cute!!!

Just One More Thing said...

This is the first apron giveaway I've seen and to be honest --I want it!! Very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Just One More Thing said...

I am a follower

Dara said...

So fun to see a fellow Canadian and a Calgarian to boot! My brother lives in Inglewood. I have been to the bird sanctuary- very fun to see pictures I recognize. This apron in super cute.

odessa said...

Oh wow, that's so pretty!!!

odessa.who.rox@gmail.com

Jocelyn said...

So cute! I adore pintucks. Thanks for the giveaway

Brielle said...

giveaways are inspirational and motivating, and this apron is cute for going back to my true homemaker roots. :)

Jocelyn said...

new follower!

Anonymous said...

Always love your new creations. :)

Tyler and Melinda said...

Your apron is gorgeous, and something I could really use. I spend a lot of time in my kitchen and would love to wear this around to brighten up me and my space.

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this apron. I love it. I am in need of a new apron. Thank you again.

Rebecca said...

I am a new follower.

pinkbrain said...

Super cute apron! Thanks for the chance to win!

scody said...

I like the pintucks!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Deb said...

Cute apron! And who doesn't love pintucks??

erica said...

cute apron, I like the tie in the front

Nicole said...

That is such a cute apron. I've made a lot of aprons as gifts, but never one for myself, this would be great. Thanks for the giveaway!

BrittanyGale said...

Cute apron! Love it!!


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BrittanyGale said...

I follow via GFC
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Nicole said...

I'm following your blog with my google reader now

Val said...

So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Val said...

I'm a new follower!

Holly said...

Adorable! I'm headed to browse your blog now. :)

SusanM said...

3rd time I've tried to post a comment--I hope they all don't show up! Love the apron! Must have it! :)

Kelly Massman said...

Your apron is darling! I'd be thrilled to win it!
thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

SusanM said...

And I'm now following your blog.

Kelly Massman said...

I'm following now, too!
:-)
thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Liz said...

What a lovely apron! I can see me having to fight my daughter for this!

leigh7911 said...

That apron is adorable! Thanks for the chance. :)

Keri said...

Great apron. I love it!

mennikelly said...

Thanks for the link to the apron tutorial. I may need to try it.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Oh this is perfect my brothers girlfriend has started a new hobby - baking cakes and asked me to make her an apron but this would save me some time lol

xo Steph

Jagels said...

love the apron, thanks.

Stacy said...

This is the cutest apron! I love the pintucking at the waist! Sure hope I win! Thanks so much! :-)

Stacy said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks!

Jenna H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Ariane said...

I love the apron. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Lauri said...

I once got to swin with a sea turtle so I think they are pretty cool. He or she was just gliding along side of me.

thanks for the chance to win a great apron.

lauri(dot)rymar(at)gmail(dot)com

graceglory said...

That is a lovely apron! Thanks for giving.

NinjaEema said...

I love the apron, the fabrics work so well together.

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NinjaEema said...

following

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Leanna said...

Thanks for the chance! I am off to NC this wednesday with the baby and the hubby...prayers accepted!

Jessica said...

OHHH I love aprons!

Dawn said...

What a cute apron!! I really need a new one, I'd wear this every day, and bake cookies every day, and then need a new apron to fit around my huge tummy! ;)

Kenna said...

What a gorgeous apron! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Have a fantastic day!

Ninu said...

nice giveaway!Thanks for the chance!
Lovely blog and I ve started following you!
-Ninu

meganarline said...

I love that apron. I do cook a lot and am pretty good at making a mess of myself! Of course it would be a shame to get that apron too dirty as it is soooo beautiful so perhaps I'll only use it for not so messy recipes. Thanks so much.

meganarlineathotmaildotcom

Rachael said...

Cute apron!!

rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com

thanks!

Tania said...

Very cute apron. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

kaety-scott (at) att (dot) net

littlepinkcupcakes said...

So cute! I do indeed like pintucks!

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