Monday, July 12, 2010

Pattern giveaway and cute little crafts..

First of all for the good stuff....A giveaway for a lucky person that likes to sew cute little things...This is a special giveaway, a traveling hot potato giveaway.....Here is the pattern:









I am also showing it with two of the five little wallets that I have made....These would be fun for a mom and daughter to even do together...They are easy and use just a small amount of fabric....
The pattern is small and easy to mail and it includes a card that documents its travels...It is called a hot potato pattern because the idea is win it, make a wallet or two, keep it for thirty days , then host a giveaway and pass it on with the card..So those are the rules. If that sounds fun to you and you can play along just leave a comment and tell me you want to win it......like this...."Oh Melinda, you are so wonderful, and I want to win that pattern and then pass it on......" or something like that......I will draw a winner in a couple of days....

I having the hardest time getting any time to sew...I have the four grandkids now and they keep me running...We have them about fifty hours a week and ususally until eleven at night....I need to try to change things up and sew in the morning, but it so against my night owl nature. There is a 15 minute sewing challenge on one of my challenge blogs....Just take scraps and start with a five edged piece and add to it then trim it down to six "......I started today and I realized I can make two and a half blocks in fifteen minutes...It may be what I need to get it happening again....here are my two blocks.








One block looks crooked, but it isnt.....just my photography skills.....

I also played with beeswax last night...I saw some bottles done with wax in CPS...not sure if I did it the same way, but I just started playing with tinted laces, cheesecloth and shells adhering it all to an old apothecary bottle....Then I made a glass charm......


















I think it is kind of beachy looking.....
I also made a little glass charm with beads and a tiny little tag...it is also beeswaxed just for fun.













Don't forget to enter the pattern giveaway, it is open to anyone from anywhere.....happy Summer everyone!

24 comments:

Stempelientje said...
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Stempelientje said...

I won't be joining the pattern give-away,sorry!
I like the beachy bottles,and of course my eye caught the cherry fabric on the second block...awesome!
Greetings from a way to hot Holland!

Miss 376 said...

What a wonderful idea, I'd love the chance to take part

Barb said...

Oh Melissa,this is such a fun Idea and I would love to play.....

I am jealous of your grandkids...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

What a blessing you are for your Grands!!! I think you get A LOT done :) Sewing isn't one of my "skills"...so I'll pass on the darling little bags. Love your altered bottle and charm.
Deb :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Ah, yes, I would love to try this..my 10 year old granddaughter will be spending a week with me(starting this friday!) and we will be learning to sew - this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

Laurie said...

Oh Melinda you are so wonderful and I want to win that pattern and then pass it on! OK, did I get that right!? Yes really I want to win that pattern!!

Laurie said...

Oh! I love your little blocks too, actually they're crazy quilting! So creative with the jars Melinda. Very beachy looking!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm loving those jars. Gotta love adding the beeswax. Speaking of beeswax, mine takes about 30 minutes to warm, so I wouldn't be playing with it if my time was limited. Sure love those quilt scraps, though. It would take me longer than 15 minutes just to put the scraps together! Way to go, girl.

Mumsy said...

You're so creative, and I love the look of the bottles, very unique.

Sue said...

Wow, with four grandkids running around, I'm amazed that you manage to get any of this done! No wonder you liked my poem...You are definitely seizing the day and living large!

=)

Lorraine said...

like your little tag

Jenxo said...

'Oh melinda you are so wonderful and i want to win that pattern and pass it on' Truly i do!!!


dont know how you get anything done at all with all those hours babysitting but they wont be little forever...it goes sooo fast...

Madelyn said...

I'd love to win the pattern giveaway.

On the other hand, I understand completely about the grandkids. Mine invaded my house Saturday and they just went home, oye!!

Good luck with getting some sewing in.

Fabric Art said...

Melinda these little wallets are so sweet, please count me in your giveaway, beautiful bottle you have made, I like altered bottles but never made one, I must try it one day.
Anni

Margaret said...

Oh Melinda you are the best and I want to win the pattern and pass it on too (I did that ok, right?)
So love the beeswax bottle, great texture and super colours, I love the whole wax thing, gives it such an amazing depth. Mx

Beth said...

I would love to win the hot potato give away . It looks so cute.
Love your bottle, looks like a lot of work, but very cool.

Pam said...

Melinda,
I would love to be the next one to receive the pattern. I love the "Hot Potato" idea. I've been busy with two granddaughters this summer. I now know why God gave us children when we are young. They certainly can keep one busy. Hope you select me.

Helen in the UK said...

Love your little scrap blocks and the purses you made. BUT, please DON'T add me to the giveaway list as I MUST not get distracted from quilts!!! Don't let those GKids run you tooooo ragged :)

Vicki said...

I would love to win the pattern giveaway so please enter me :) Thanks

LYNNDEL said...

Love those lively wallets - throw my name into the hat if it's not too late! I promise to forward the favor.

Your beachy bottle is peachy keen!

Nancy said...

would love to have the wallet pattern...I tried to get it the last time and you won... so maybe this time...

My granddaughter is 8 and coming to learn to sew...

SheilaC said...

I would love to win the pattern!!
This is such a great idea ! :)

SheilaC

Yarni Gras! said...

cool bottles! I can't believe I missed the drawing......!