5.28.2013

Sew a Fine Seam & a giveaway...

Today I am featuring a lovely gal with a wicked sense of sewing smarts.  (say that fast three times!)

Meet Jill of Sew a Fine Seam...


She identifies herself as "one who sews".  That is like saying Rumplestiltskin merely knitted.  "One who has seriously mad sewing skills" better describes this gal!

A while back I asked Jill if she would design some Euro shams for my bedroom to coordinate with my lovely new totally copied from Miss Mustard Seed drapes.  I told her to use some drop cloth material, my fav and stands up to anything- and then use a bit of my expensive-ish blue material to do a bit of piping along the edges.  Oh, and ruffles, I really wanted to see some ruffles.

That's it- not more in the direction arena from me.

I think she may have a crystal ball next to her sewing machine.  And pixie dust.  Because look...


I mean, look!





Genius.  Shear genius.  (see what I did there? ;)

If you have not visited her Etsy shop then pop over!

Jill was even sweet enough to sew up a little something to pass on to my readers as a giveaway!


This lovely canvas tote using the same material we used in our bedroom- how perfect for summer!  The little details she included make it even more special.  Just leave a comment on this post to enter telling me what you would use this cute bag for :)

I will chose a winner by Friday- Good Luck!!

43 comments:

  1. I wish I had sewing skills - any sewing skills, but I don't, except for the occasional button needing reattached. The bedding is absolutely beautiful and so is the bag. Hmm... what would I use the bag for.... I think I would use it to go out to the pool, or to my trip to San Antonio in a couple of weeks. The bag is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing, Patty

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    1. I love San Antonio! Graduated from St.Mary's U ;) The bag also has pockets inside of it- perfect for a tube of sunscreen!

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  2. Love love love! :) I would most assuredly use it for everything but looks like a perfect Hadibug tote for summer outings to the ballpark with snacks and toys... Love you T <3

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  3. So cute! All my trashy thrift shop treasures would be oh so classy in that bag!!!

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  4. Cute!! I'd use it for craft or dance stuff!! Love her work

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  5. Cute!! I'd use it for craft or dance stuff!! Love her work

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  6. So adorable and I love the blue and white pattern going on! I would be afraid of ruining it so I would probably hang/display it in my "cottage" guest bedroom I am slowly working on (maybe gorgeous artifical blooms popping out from it?) and then sneak it out for special weekend getaways or for little treasures when junkin the hill country!

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  7. Tricia, you are just the best! Obviously don't enter me in the giveaway but I had to say thanks so much for the great words of praise! And to tell you that the pillows look amazing in your room! I'm in love with that blue and white fabric! Have a wonderful week!

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  8. I'd use it as a throw everything in and run out the door type of bag! :))

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  9. Everything running loose in my front seat! :D

    Morgan Ingram

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  10. Heidi BooneFisherMay 28, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    I'd use it for library books or a diaper bag. Love it!

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  11. I ordered those same shams after seeing them on Melaine's blog.....they are gorgeous and I can't wait! That tote would be perfect for those diapers and sippy cups for my baby :)

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    1. YOU WON!! I told Travis to pick a number 1-40 and he picked 9- you are it ;) Just email me your address and I will mail off your cute bag on Monday :)

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  12. Your pillows are beautiful! I might be a teeny-tiny-smidgeon prejudiced since my sister made them. Love her talent!

    I love bags! I would add this bag to my stash and pull it out whenever I needed a bag just that size to dash out the door with me.

    *Shear genius.*~love the usage!!!! :)

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  13. Rebecca Xavier: I would use this bag for my family's trips to the beach and park:)

    My email: rxavier123@yahoo.com

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  14. I love Jill's blog...she really is talented. The shams are just gorgeous! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. everything she sews is lovely...i wish i had that skill

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  16. Love it! I would use it for the beach!

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  17. Absolutely stunning! Mad sewing skills is right. If I won that lovely tote, I would put my book or magazine in it when I headed over to my sister's pool this summer. Maybe a straw for my margarita ;) J

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  18. I would use it to corral baby items for quick trips with my son. It's beautiful! Amanda

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  19. Oh how I wish I could sew. Your bedding is absolutely beautiful. I love drop cloth material. We recently made over our youngest sons room and I actually made curtains using drop cloths and I even sewed the rod pocket. They are perfect.
    I love totes and I love the tote Jill made. If I were to win the tote, I think I would use it as my everyday bag.

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  20. Wowser that's beautiful! I just really envy people with that skill. I am not "one who sews". :)

    What would I use the tote for? Well when we do road trips I like to take a magazine, a water bottle, and a snack. This gorgeous tote would be perfect.

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  21. to store magazines in.. until the next Dr. Appt or roadtrip, when I can grab it and get caught up =) Beautiful pillows Jill- you are awesome!

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  22. I would use it to carry my IPAD! Love it...my email is Leburg@sbcglobal.net! Cathy

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  23. Oh my! It is the ideal beach tote, library tote, knitting tote, sewing tote, my goodness the possibilities are endless!! All I know is that it is positively wonderful and would be such a delightfully wonderful bag to cherish!!! Being totally MMS obsessed myself I can't help but adore this AND your beautiful room!! Those euro shams are fantastic!!! Thank you for the opportunity!! ~ Hugs, Jennifer@CelebratingEverydayLife.com

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  24. I love the blue in those items. It reminds you of the beach and sea shells.
    hummmmm....
    Veronica Walker

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  25. OMGoodness, yes ... I do have a use for this. Going to the scrapbook convention here in Arlington, Texas, on June 6 and it would be perfect to tote around all my new-found purchases and treasures. I'd be able to show it off and tell everybody that ooh'd and aah'd over it just exactly where they can get one, too. After convention, I'd use it every time I needed to cart things around. Thanks so much for this chance. It's a.dor.able!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  26. Ah crap. I forgot to log in. That was Aimee (RandomAimee) shouting Knitting at you. (Aimee.Juell@gmail.com)

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  27. I just love sewing and doing embroidering on my moms Platinum950e. Lots of fun!

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  28. MY COLORS! Love this tote. I would use this tote for a lot of things including carrying my magazines to read when I am in a doctor's office waiting my turn. Great giveaway. Thank you. nancythedove@aol.com

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  29. Absolutely love the colors! As a retired teacher(after 40 years), I still substitute. Would love to use this as my school bag for my lunch, book, and other goodies for the day. Thanks!

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  30. Oh, the material is perfect -- exactly the pattern I would choose for a project! I would use the bag for my teacher stuff that I carry home every day from school. Or...for shopping at my favorite places. Or...for the many craft and sewing projects I carry around to finish in spare moments. Or...you get the idea!

    The pillows are gorgeous; I wouldn't want to get off the bed with such luxurious softness calling my name!

    Kim

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  31. I love Jill! I would be honored to win this beautiful bag. I would use it to hold my current craft project!

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  32. Deana RichardsonMay 29, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    This is not very original since there is a bingo card in the picture but I really really need this cute bag to carry my bingo daubbers in when I go out to play bingo.

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  33. This is so cute. I have been a fan of Jill and her blog for sometime. I would use this all the time for the quick trip to the grocery or farmers'market. Thanks for the giveaway. Regena in TN.

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  34. Oh it's great to meet another sewer. Her work is stupendous. Love those pillows on your bed. Cute accent that bingo card.....

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  35. This is so cute. I would use the tote to carry my iPad and the various papers that I take with me to work. I've been looking for something just like this!

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  36. Beautiful pillows! She seriously does have mad sewing skills. Love the bag.
    I would use it when I go antiquing to hold my water and snacks and small purchases.

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  37. Love Jill's work and love your pillows. Fingers crossed for bag.

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  38. Very nice. Found your site from Sew a Fine Seam. Would love to see pictures of rest of room.

    Bag would be used either to take to work or Sunday School papers.

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Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia