Monday, May 6, 2013

A Bookmark Just for Mom: Giveaway







This weekend between opening day ceremonies for baseball, watching the big high school boys play (thrilling for the little man), and visiting the Four Corners Monument this mama found time to sneak away to drool over shop for fabric and even do some sewing. 

With Mother's Day in mind I brought home so super cute and spring inspired prints. I have been wanting to jump into a mini patchwork project ever since I purchased this book but have been a bit intimidated by the tiny bits and pieces. These fabrics just called out to be part of a tiny piecework project and I could no longer resist the idea but wanted to create my own design (of course).

I settled on creating a bookmark and started sketching up a design. Then came the measuring, cutting, and finally piecing it all together. 

I was initially thinking of stamping the letters for MOM in the center pieces but settled on embroidery. So happy I did because while it took a bit more time I think it looks much better embroidered and I have been missing embroidery lately.

I love the way it came out. Not perfect, but I am certainly not a perfect mom so that is really fitting and in my mind a wonderful reminder of the quirky & wonky moments of motherhood. 

In celebration of this momentous occasion of designing and piecing together my first bit of mini patchwork, and this week leading up to Mother's Day, I decided to giveaway a MOM bookmark! 

How to enter:
If you would like a chance to win please leave a comment below. 
For an extra entry you can share anyway you like (tweet, FB, google+, etc...) and come back to leave a comment telling me how you shared. 

Comments will close midnight (EST) Saturday and a winner will be announced Sunday, May 12th. 

 Happy Monday!


19 comments:

  1. I would love a chace to win your pretty bookmark for my Mom, she is the one who gave my sisters and me our love of reading.

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  2. So beautiful! I would love to win it.

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  3. That is beautiful, a lovely giveaway :)

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  4. lovely bookmark. what a wonderful gift. :)

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  5. Nice work! It's really lovely! (And I think the embroidery is just right, too.)

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  6. I love coming up with my own designs too, Dawn. This one of yours is very sweet, and how generous of you to give it away! I'd keep it all to myself if I won it... ;)

    Happy (early) Mother's Day to you!!

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  7. Wow, this is so pretty! I don't know if I'd keep it or give it to my mom if I won.

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  8. I tweeted too, at daniajones. :)

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  9. I just love this! Tweeted, too! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  10. Tweeted at blbronik!
    Thanks,
    Brigid

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  11. Love this!!' Thanks for the chance to win! P.s. do you know the maker of the chick fabric? It is darling and perfect for the quilt I am working on for my daughter. Thanks!

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    1. Nicole, That sweet print is from JoAnn's. It was just labeled with the JoAnn's Fabric label. If you like I can send you a picture of the whole print. Just shoot me your email to dawnsuzette@gmail.com and I will send it along.

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    3. Thank you! My email is ndow29@gmail.com. Thanks so much!!!

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  13. Gorgeous! My Mom would love this!

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  14. oh, what a great and thoughtful gift for someone. you do make such sweet things, Dawn. and every time you post something sewing related i want to hoist up my machine to the table and just get on with it! :)

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