Before I get to the sponsor and the giveaway, I’m going to show you what I made. You know, just trying to live up to my tagline.
I love the look of Nova’s pieced center panels and wanted to try that, so I made a bowl to store Lila’s doll clothes and diapers and things – something I’ve been meaning to do for oh, say, two years now.
This is the 7-inch bowl and it accommodates all of Baby Girl’s accessories quite nicely.
The baby dolls don’t get quite the attention they used to (she’s much more interested in the real baby in the house!), but the new storage bowl brought on an afternoon of very serious doll play, so it was 100% worth it.
The fabrics are a random assortment (a Munki Munki nightgown that I decided to cut into, some faux bois, some polka dots, some crosshatch) plus Essex yarn-dyed linen in Flax.
It feels really funny to say I have a sponsor! I never thought about seeking advertising for this blog (I honestly never imagined anyone would stop in to look, let alone want to advertise here). But last week I got an email from a reader named Chio saying she’d recently opened a fabric shop on Etsy, and she asked if I might be interested in advertising. She’s a stay at home mom with two young children, loves to sew, and has taken the plunge to start a family business – she sounds like someone I’d feel good about supporting, so I said yes.
They’re still building up inventory, but you’ll already find a lovely selection of fabric to choose from. These are some of my favorites – I’m always drawn to the blues and greens.
See? There’s that Joel Dewberry Herringbone. And to its left is Dena Fishbein’s Tarika in Moss, which I used to make my very first Oliver + S Ice Cream blouse over two years ago. This little shirt is still hanging in Lila’s closet despite the fact she outgrew it ages ago. That print remains a favorite of mine, and seeing it hang there still makes me happy.
Anyhow, take a look around Llama Fabrics if you like, and then enter the giveaway!
Chio has generously offered up a fat quarter bundle of Lotta Jansdotter’s Glimma line – all 20 prints, valued at $52 – pretty nice, eh? Think of all the fabric bowls you could make with those! Leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner at random at the end of the day on Friday, June 21st. Good luck!
***UPDATE*** The giveaway is indeed open to international readers, so wherever you live, enter away!