Friday, June 7, 2013

Birthday fun (my first giveaway!)

I've got a treat today!  My birthday is Sunday and I'm hoping for at least a couple of fun surprises.  Fortunately I have one for you too!  An from Straight Grain has a new pattern; which I'm guessing you already know! :) And she's generously offered a copy for each of her testers to giveaway!  Yeah!!  After seeing all the fun dresses other testers made I can't wait to make another, I think an asymmetrical collar is calling my name!

       Tinny dress pattern sizes 1 year - 6 years

I actually gifted myself this year and bought a new camera lens.  I think it is going to be a fun new tool to have!  Here is a glimpse of my next post using my new lens. What is it about little boys that is just overwhelmingly adorable?!

To enter to win a copy of the wonderful new Tinny pattern please leave me a comment about what your ideal birthday gift would be!  And for an extra entry please tell me how you are following me!  The giveaway will be open through Monday June 10th and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday!  


  1. Say, that new lens is working just fine! The subject is tack sharp and the background nicely out of focus. Although I know the operator had a lot to do with making this a happy photo.
    An ideal b-day for me would be a new camera.
    Have a Happy Birthday on Sunday ... hope you have a great day!

    1. Thanks Deb! I definitely have lots to learn about photography and am always happy when I get a good shot. :) Your odds are looking pretty good for the Tinny pattern right now! :) Have a good weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for that great idea! My daughter's birthday is coming soon (8th of May) so it would be just enough time for me to sew a new dress for her forest party. I've already ordered a lovely green cloth so ithe Tinny pattern might help me to make her smile the whole day long and feel like a fairy princess. I would try the tulip cuffs and the asymmetrical collar combined with the circle dress, of course... The perfect present for me would be a tuition in sewing and taking photos ;)
    So: Happy Birthday on Sunday and a great party!
    Yours Kerstin

  3. A very happy birthday, Amanda! And what a great picture :-)

  4. Happy Birthday Amanda! We should get together to celebrate! As always, my ideal gifts would include anything new lens related, and much needed! That or a new deck ;)

  5. oh! And I mostly follow by having your blog plugged into my google reader. After that goes away I have feedly set up!

  6. My idea birthday gift would be able to order all the sewing patterns I wanted :) I do love creating something with my hands. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Happy Birthday! I just started following you through bloglovin :) Love that hair accessory tutorial!

  8. I would like to have a serger for my birthday. I think it will be a gift I give myself.


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