Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Giveaway Day Posting

Welcome to my sewing blog. My name is Liz and I'm a mom to two girls under 5 and sewing for them is one of my passions. I have 2 Etsy shops: PlumSparrow and MommySaidSew. You are welcome to visit there and to read back through this blog to see what I like to sew! For May Giveaway Day, I've decided to offer both a handmade prize, a T-SHIRT DRESS and a bunch of fabric scraps. One winner gets both the dress and the scraps.







Prize
: T-SHIRT DRESS and fabric scrap bag (the scraps will include some big pieces and some really nice fabric from the best designers)
How to Enter: Leave a comment on this blog posting telling me what your passion is and include your EMAIL address.
How to Win: I will pick a random number and that person wins if they have left their email
Details: Entries accepted until midnight in Chicago on May 25th. Shipping only to USA addresses.

More info: the t-shirt dress is made from upcycled parts of three different t-shirts. The pattern pieces for the dress were cut out and assembled with all new seams and elastic through the neckline. The dress shown utilizes a plain hot pink t-shirt, a plain black t-shirt and a heather grey Le Miserables t-shirt. The dress is a toddler size 3T (knee kength). It will fit longer like a prairie dress on a 2T and shorter like a tunic on a 4T... there is enough room in the chest and armpits because of the gathering of the material in the neck and sleeve line. I'm really excited about this style. Each dress made this way is ONE OF A KIND! You can find more TSHIRT DRESSES like this one (but from different t-shirts) in my Etsy store: www.plumsparrow.com
The scrap bag will be a good size offering of all kinds of fun scraps from premium quilting cotton and who knows what else.

Thank you for visiting, good luck and happy May Giveaway Day. Thanks also to Sew Mama Sew. What fun, right!?!?!

115 comments:

Melody J said...

My real passion is my kids, but besides that it's knitting, sewing and photography.

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I love your cute dresses!

Jessica said...

My passion is also my little cuties

Callin and Kristen said...

My passion other than my kids, would be sewing. I love taking pieces, putting them together, and getting something different. I love the dress you are giving away. Les Mis is my husbands favorite! This would be a dress he would appreciate.
graceful_after_falling2@yahoo.com

Laura said...

passion is sewing/crocheting for my kids! I would love to handmake/upcycle all of their wardrobe for a season. Getting there . . . I love Le Mis, the dress is great!!

felicia said...

My passions: my 2 kids and sewing

Sangeetha said...

love to create becoz its very fulfilling so I sew, knit and DIY

Lisa K. said...

Of course it's my daughter, but also sewing...so sewing for my daughter is the perfect combo! Thanks for the giveaway!!

drmithome said...

I love sewing children's clothes with embellishments

drmithome @ yahoo dot com

Amy said...

My real passions are my family and quilting/sewing!

Kathy said...

My passion, my granddaughters. I love sewing for them.

Really cute dresses, funky!!!!
krazy4shuz@verizon.net

Nydia Kehnle said...

My passion is crafting... I love to craft with my kids. AMazing dresses

Jessica said...

I have a lot of passions :) My babies, writing, sewing, it's hard to find time for them. Side note: My three year old (4t) would ROCK that dress/tunic, we always say she looks just like that picture of Cosette. She's got a very French waif look, big brown eyes and little nose, tee hee :D

trisha too said...

ADORABLE!!! I know just the little cutie who would love one of these!

Right now my passion is redoing my garden . . . *sigh*


trishatoo at hotmail dot com
:)

Desiree said...

My passion is telling others about Jesus! And my children! Thanks for the chance to win!

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

MissMary said...
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MissMary said...

What a fabulous little dress! (I had to remove my first comment because I forgot to answer your question). I'm passionate about seeing authentic positive change happening in people's lives. I'm also passionate about God and knowing Him :-)

0b331d34-8563-11e0-b4ff-000bcdcb471e said...

My passion (other then my 3 children) is definately animal rescue and education. We just got a rescue from OK to NJ who was going to be gassed. We love our new girl. I love educating others about not buying animals and buying from breeders when so many animals die every single day...

I also love to craft, bake and spend time with my friends! elocin0109@comcast.net

Em said...

Cool dress. Would look great on my little girls, who, consequently, are my passion.

em_komiskey(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie Granite said...

My passion is books! So much so that I just completed my MA in Library Science. This tee-shirt dress is fantastic, especially since it features the Les Mis print!

Leah said...

The dress is so cute. Thanks
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Sherry said...

cute dresses. My kids are my passion as well.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

My passion is in layers...My Jesus, My husband, My children, My home and the keeping of it.
My *crafting* passion is knitting! :)

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

K.Papageorge said...

I love these unique dresses and they're so great when my 3 year old wants to wear a dress everyday!
My kids are my passion, but sewing is my sanity-keeper :)
KellyCraftsforKids@gmail.com

Phoenix Peacock said...

this is too cute. My passion: art therapy.
Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

Wow - wonderful! My passion is cooking, I guess I'd say.

alittleteteatete said...

I have a passion for teaching! :)

lisagoneaussie (at) gmail.com

Morgan said...

Aw, I practically lived in that Les Mis T-shirt in high school, and I have a little one just the right size! I love sewing, but my biggest passion is reading. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jen B said...

Other than my family I would say that learning is my passion.
jenb0799 (at) gmail (dot) com

MamaWestWind said...

How adorable!

Lisa said...

My real passion is being a wife and mom, but I love to craft )mostly for them) when I get the chance. My daughters would love this dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

lgiesting17(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chiska said...

My passion is children's picture books. I love sharing them with my kids!

Megan said...

My passion? Well I love my husband! Also blogging (newlywife.com) and sewing and crocheting!

nicmowat said...

thanks for the sweet giveaway!
email is in my profile

my passion is my faith and creating...and my family!

Olivia said...

I have twins just perfect for that dress. They just turned 3 this month!

My passion other than my daughters and husband is for crafting and sewing but have yet to turn it into anything profitable.

Love the summer twirly skirts in your shop!

kpmattingly said...

My two littles are my passion....but in my 'spare' time I enjoy sewing. It gives me a calm and peace. :) Nice 'down' time!

sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

AEK said...

My passion is family history.

Thanks!
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Mike and Jackie said...

I just have to say, I love, love, love the t shirt dress. recently i have started sewing dresses for my little girl and it is quickly becoming a passion. My real passion is my 2 kiddos they are the light in my life. But crafting and reading is how I spent my spare time.

jackthewarner@gmail DOT com

Jenny said...

ummmm, gorgeous. i love this dress...although my baby girl is nearly 6, i have a lovely niece who could really rock this dress! my passion...my family.

Leanna said...

I guess I would say my passion is my family. Thanks for the chance!

Alice said...

My passion is my kids, sewing, and chocolate.

kirkandalice (at) gmail (dot)com

Kelly Masterson Lucero said...
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Kelly Masterson Lucero said...

So cute Liz! Miss you girls! Right now my passion is growing baby girls!

Jessnmary said...

My passion is my children and husband, outside of them I like reading and sewing. It's such a shame I can't do both at once!
Jessnmary (at) hotmail (dot) com

mrstolli said...

My passion is reaching out to teenagers (especially the girls). I also love my hubby, girls and Jesus!

MamaPPod said...

Hi Liz!! Such a cute dress, it's a bummer it would only fit my 3 year old boy...

but I'm sure I could find a taker for it somewhere.

Love your stuff!

Oh yeah, my passion would be my kids, and costuming theater productions.

Patty (from CBS)

Barbara+James said...

I have a one year old daughter, my passion is enjoying being home with her while trying to sneak in time for my projects.

jbsvederus(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacy said...

What a neat dress! My daughter is 3 so this would be perfect for her! Very cool! My passion is my family & giving my all to them & then my passion is sewing & creating. :-) Thanks so much!

bea02e20-8572-11e0-986b-000bcdcb471e said...

What a great idea to use more than one shirt to make a little dress! I have three little girls who would fit into that darling frock.
vicmil at aol dot com

NinjaEema said...

My passion is being a mom. I love taking care of my family.

limor477 at aol dot com

Viv said...

changing lives is my passion. I do it through work and most recently I've started doing it through crafting. I love the dress you created...yet another great use for t-shirts.

Franstuff said...

In art I love to recycle, upcycle and repurpose. Some say I am a pack rat, but I am happiest surrounded by my goodies creating something. It gives me the patience to deal with my wonderful kids when they are not so wonderful... Thanks for offering! I love scraps! I love the dress too. I have a new grand daughter and a toddler niece who would just love it!

Pippa said...

My passion currently is sewing! Although at the moment I have had to put the sewing machine aside as I get our house ready to sell!
Thanks for the chance to win the lovelies!

Literacy-chic said...

I have a passion for literature (especially children's fantasy and Victorian poetry) and for anything that gives me IDEAS and makes me feel like CREATING (which is why I love to sew!)

nmara77 (at) gmail (dot) com

lauriwrenmom said...

I love making something out of nothing. I love to use up old jeans, silk shirt just about anything.

Thanks

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

Henry said...

My passion is delighting my young kids. I also sew, knit, and cook.

Thanks for the chance to win! saradfarris at hotmail dot com

zees5 said...

I love needlearts by hand especially. I am starting to get into Alabama Chanin so this would be a great prize to win. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Sarah said...

My passions include crafting/sewing/painting ect and my kids for sure! Love that dress, and when I have a minute I will be back to mosey around your "place", if/when you have a minute I invite you to stop by my "place" too. I just did an upcycle tutorial for a different sort of tshirt dress too! Thanks!

Kristy said...

This is beautiful! Your shop and creations are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!

My passion is FAMILY. Growing. Protecting. Learning. Loving. Together. FAMILY.

Artfulife said...

I love photography, sewing, painting & paper art. Your little dress is adorable & my kittle girls would love to wear it.
summietummer@yahoo.com

Heathery said...

My passion is to sew costumes! ( Strange. (: )
myheehaw at hotmail dot com

Alli said...

My passions are my family and eating with my family. :D

Anne said...

My passion is normal birth. I volunteer to make sure the women in my area are aware of the choices they have concerning maternal care, and how their choices in care providers can seriously affect their birth experience and the early days of parenting. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

Aelysium said...

My passion is art. Thanks for the chance to win, I love the Les Mis dress, I love the book and the musical.

Leigh Anne said...

My passion is Jesus and my family :) Great dress and I would love to win!

sandyandcosmo said...

My passions are quilting and photography. (And of course my family!)

starsandsunshine said...

I really like science - thats why I'm an engineer. Sewing is just one of my favorite hobbies! I bet that's not your most common answer here :P

starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

Evelene S said...

My passion is my grandkids and getting to know them and play with them. bimbi9 at verizon dot net
Thanks for a great giveaway

Brenda said...

My passion is anything to do with art. I carry a sketch book with me that is constantly being doodled in or jotted with ideas. Your dresses are so wonderful!

Meikjn said...

I love sewing for kids too!

Skooks said...

I'm passionate about Jesus and my family . . . but you know I wouldn't be here if it also wasn't sewing!

tngaston said...

What a cool dress.tunic.shirt. :)

My passion...learning! How dorky is that? But I love love love to learn new crafts, languages, etc. Wikipedia is my guilty pleasure. ;)


tara -dot- gaston -at- gmail -dot- com

smooze13 said...

I just started making some clothes for 9mos old daughter and am having so much fun.
smooze13 (at) aol (dot) com

angelina said...

wowowowow! this dress is one of a kind. x

Mindy said...

Really cool dress! I love the look. My passions are God and family. Other loves are sewing, painting, kayaking, baking, and reading.

kimmysue said...

How creative you are. My passion is books! I love to read.

Diane said...

Great stuff, Liz! I'm passionate about raising my kids into at least mildly well-adjusted people, reading, learning, and blogging. And cheese. (I love cheese.)

Pam said...

Hello,
My passions are quilting, gardening and my grand kids, not necessarily in that order.

Jamie said...

Love your designs! As far as crafting goes, I'm only a dabbler. I'm always passionate about reading.

Dawn said...

My real passion is teaching my children about healthy eating and exercising.

dmcalgaro@yahoo.com

Suzee said...

love that dress! my passion is sewing for my grandbaby and reading in a quiet spot. thank you :)
suezneal at gmail dot com

scody said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This would fit my daughter perfectly! :)
radharas at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

My passion is being a mom and also photography! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Mom C said...

My passion is my grandchildren.I will drop almost anything to be with them. The oldest has been sewing with me for 2 years. She has a good eye for color and can visualize what a pattern will look like in a different color, something her mother still has issues with. We're probably going to expand the sewing class to her younger sister this summer. I hope it works out. Could be some sibling rivalry.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

My passion are my grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hard to believe you can love someone more than you loved your children. Maybe I don't love them more, but just in a different way. Thanks.

Raven's Rascals said...

My passion is crocheting and using my talents to raise money for the American Cancer Society via our Relay for Life team. I love that dress! It's so unique! Thanks for the chance to win! :o)

ravensrascals at gmail dot com

Gayle Himmelwright said...

Naturally, my first passion is my family, but my crafty passions are sewing and crochet (usually for my kids!)

Kathy said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of your t-shirt dresses. My passion is quilting.

Shahann@yahoo.com

Lizzie said...

My passion is all things design. I went to school and got my associates in Interior design and I am now working on a bachelor's in graphic design. I also tattooed for 6 years, and made my living as an artist for the past 4 years.

This is a great giveaway, and if I win I know the perfect little girl to give that dress to.

lafenwick@me.com

livelover3 said...

What a cute idea!!! Love the dress! and who doesn't love scraps!! I'm a patchwork person so my fingers are crossed!!! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

AMKreations said...

My passion is to raise my children to be assets to this community and world! Thanks for a lovely giveaway. I love Les Miserable!

Shana said...

My passion is my family. My husband and son mean more to me than anything. It took us 12 years to have a child and we adore every day we have with him. I love this dress and if I win will donate it to a family I know in Ringgold, GA who lost everything in the April 27th tornadoes. Thank you so much for the chance to win and I love the dress.

mommy2blaze at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I love it! Lately my passion is sewing clothes for my 3 year old daughter - so this would fit right in :)

Taleah said...

My passion is photography :)

Our Cottage On The Coast said...

I love sewing too!

Check out my blog as well: ourcottageonthecoast.blogspot.com

My email is: cottageonthecoast@gmail.com

Sarah said...

oh my goodness... I have a little niece with a birthday coming up who is named for Cosette in Les Mis-- this would be perfect for her! As for my passions, at the top of the list would be my faith and my family.

Room for More said...

My creative passion is scrapbooking and learning to sew! ajounrneyoflove(at)gmail(dot)com

debbie said...

my passion is spending time with my family and when I can't be with them I love to sew and applique.
datepen(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Shelley Vogel said...

My hobby passion is quilting, my life passions are my family, friends and God. I adore this dress - would love to see my daughter in it. I grew up obsessed with Les Mis & seeing it brought back so many memories. Thanks for the chance to enter

Mandy Mc said...

What an adorable dress - I love it! One of my passions is teaching college students. Another is reading with my adorable 3 year old.

Amy Kirchhoff said...

My passion is my family.

Erin said...

My passion is creating something myself, often by remaking something else to save it from being trashed.

Thanks for the giveaway!
crazyncrafty(at)gmail(dot)com

kristinorth said...

My passion is my family! Followed by sewing and fabric!

jendenscott said...

My passion right now is raising funds to adopt. Thanks for the chance to win!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

Kimberly said...

Can my passion be sleeping? Is that bad? Okay I suppose it would have to be my husband. and my kids. and quilting. ;) Thank you for the giveaway, I loved Les Mis when I saw it.

Anjanette said...

My passion is learning and creating. I consider them to be too intertwined to separate.

And I LOVE Les Mis. My husband proposed during the reprise of A Heart Full of Love while we were watching it live. :D My little girl would be adorable in this dress!

NIXO said...

Cool dress. My four year old would love it! My passion is sewing. I'm addicted. It's an every day activity.
kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Mama Lusco said...

I love to re-use tshirts, too! I'm passionate about all things homemade - food, clothing, family. Thank you! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Jamie said...

Besides my kiddos, my passion is figuring out how to live a simpler life so there is more time for the fun stuff!
Your dress is so cute!
modifiedmix at gmail dot com

am12pm said...

Beautiful dress...

I am a passionate mommy, sewer, and baker!!

Cassie said...

I love quilting! And wow cute little dresses! thanks for doing the giveaway!
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Henrietta said...

Before we moved I would have said my passion is gardening (veggies and flowers) but since I have to hold myself back from planting too much on our rented lot my passion these days is blogging, cooking, crocheting, sewing, and being a mom!

lastdogz said...

My passion is making things. I can't believe I waited so long to learn to sew. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

Rainbowartist said...

Cute dress!

Lynn said...

my son is my passion.