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Sunday, March 10, 2013

The BIG 100 Follower Give Away!!

Hello Friends,
I have been blogging for 2 1/2 years and I remember when it took weeks to get a new Follower. Lately, the numbers have been going up more quickly as I've participated in some Sew Alongs and Linky Parties. I want everyone who has clicked the "Follow" button to know how much I appreciate that little vote of interest! So, a Give Away to celebrate hitting 100 Followers!
I wanted to do something that's simple to enter and FUN to win!
So, I came up with something a little different.
To enter, you MUST be a Follower. Then, just leave a comment telling me one thing you like about my blog or one creation I made that you liked. That's it!
I will choose 1 Winner next Monday (March 18). You can enter till midnight Sunday the 17th. Shipping to US only.
Here's the twist. The winner will get $Blog Bucks$ to spend at the Mommy's Apron Strings Give Away Store. You will get at least $100 Blog Bucks$ but if I get more Followers, you will get as many $Blog Bucks$ as I have Followers on the 17th!

Here are the prizes you can choose from:
$25 BlogBucks$
Bunny Machine Embroidery
An original Mommy's Apron Strings Embroidery Design. This is a file for an embroidery machine. This cute bunny holding a carrot is great for Easter sewing.

$100 BlogBucks$
Smocked Baby Gown & Bonnet Kit
This kit contains pre-pleated pieces to make a smocked baby gown and bonnet. Everything you need is here. It also has a pretty lavender hemstitching on the white batiste.
$30 BlogBucks$
Vintage Girl's Dress Pattern
This is Simplicity 2982 from the 1950s. It is a pretty spring dress in a girl's size 8.

$40 BlogBucks$
May/June 1993 Creative Needle
This wonderful magazine is now out of print, but you can still win it right here! This issue will be sure to inspire your Easter sewing! Pattern pull-out is intact.

$35 BlogBucks$
Woman's Day 1949 Crochet Annual

This booklet has all sorts of how-tos and patterns for edgings, baby things, doilies, afghans, etc. If you like crocheting, you will love this vintage gem!

$45 BlogBucks$
Vintage Ladies Pattern
This simplicity 2397 is from the 40s. It is a pretty ladies sundress and bolero. Size 12 (I wish!)

 $55 BlogBucks$
Ellen McCarn on English Smocking Book
This is a great book on how to smock. It also contains many pretty smocking plates.

$40 BlogBucks$
Creative Needle May/June 91

Here's another chance to get a rare, out of print Creative Needle magazine! Pattern pull-out is intact.

$70 BlogBucks$
Vintage Baby Dress
This little dress is a size 6 mos. It was handmade, probably in the 30s or 40s. It's in good, vintage condition with no holes that I noticed. It has tiny tucks and a little lace-trimmed Peter Pan collar. Pretty to take photos of a newborn or to hang in a nursery.
$40 BlogBucks$
Advance 9197
This 1940s Advance pattern is for a girl's dress in size 6. It has unique sleeves and a full skirt.

$40 BlogBucks$
Sept/Oct 91 Creative Needle

Here's another copy of Creative Needle. If you have never seen this magazine, you will enjoy it. It has excellent photography and detailed how-tos on smocking and other types of heirloom sewing.

$55 BlogBucks$
Vintage Collar
This is a vintage collar, probably for a lady, but you could make it work for a child. It would be pretty on a dress from a vintage pattern and is in excellent condition.

$15 BlogBucks$
Vintage Girl's Pattern
This McCall's 7783 is from the 1950s. It is a cute little A-line dress and shorts for summer.

$35 BlogBucks$
MAS Kittens ME
This is a machine Embroidery by me. It is the 3 Little Kittens hanging their mittens and stitches out so cute! This one is for the 6x10 hoop only.
 So, leave a comment to enter! You have until Sunday, March 17!


Bratling said...

Heck, I've been following you since you made that romper complete with shoes for Andy. :) I love seeing what you're making. And one of these days, I'm gonna figure out how to smock like you do!

Lee said...

I first came to your blog for the smocking inspiration. But I also love to see your modern garments made with vintage patterns. I follow via Google Reader, I hope that's okay!
-Jenny Jo

Bonnie said...

I love to see what you make. I need inspiration since I just started smocking and madira work.

ShirleyC said...

Congrats on 100+ followers. I also love seeing what you make. It's great to see anything that people sew these days. I just love sewing for my little granddaughter!

Sarah Blakeley said...

Congrats on breaking 100!! I'm still slowly working on gaining a following, go you!!! I love everything you smock... wow! Especially in love with that bonnet!

Katie said...

Congrats on 100 followers! My favorite creation was the pink bonnet!!

Marlena said...

I love the embroidery designs. The bunny would be so cute for Easter.

Lynn said...

I am truly inspired by the vintage patterns and smocking. With 2 grandchildren (girls) on the way, there are so many ideas here that I can use.

Debbie B said...

Congratulations on reaching 100!!! I enjoy checking in to see what you have been working on. Lotsof inspiration.Thanks.

Emily {suzanne} said...

Congrats on the BIG 1-0-0!! I love seeing your take on 'vintage inspired outfits', as well as your heirloom creations...