Thursday, May 10, 2012

Announcing an Exciting Giveaway!




























This Mother's Day we will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to our store Fabricworm.com! Keep it for yourself or give it to your mother! Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win.

The giveaway will end at 2pm PST, Monday, May 14th. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced later that day!

We want to know...
What is your fondest memory of sewing/crafting/designing with your mother?

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jill louise said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway!
My twitter is ohjustdandy

Nancy Ries said...

While my grandmother was an avid knitter and sewer, My mom, who has passed away, was not. However, I do remember her helping with crafts as a kid. My fondest memory is of taking crayon shavings and melting them between 2 sheets of wax paper. I loved the way it smelled! I haven't thought of that in a long time... Thanks!

jill louise said...

Just facebooked about the giveaway! My page is
http://www.facebook.com/#!/jilllouisehickman

thanks!

sprit said...

j'ai rien compris mais je suis abonnée à la newsletter alors si c'est un jeu : je joue !
je vais essayer de traduire avec un dictionnaire hihi

PUP.CYCLE CANADA said...

My mom and I trying to sew ready made bias on christmas placemats for a school fundraiser, and having to buy them ourselves because they looked so awful...but we still use them every Christmas, and laugh at how bad they are.

Jessica said...

just tweeted! My twitter is: @GigiNutshell

Garilyn S said...

About 1 1/2 years ago, I taught/helped my mother piece and quilt her first quilt. She knew basic sewing and had tried a quilt class when I was young, but it overwhelmed her. We did a disappearing nine patch and it has inspired her to sew more.

Jessica said...

My mom taught me to sew when I was a kid. My favorite memory is helping her sew my skunk Halloween costume when I was about 8. The furry fabric got everywhere!

Anonymous said...

My mother wasn't really a sewer, but she did have a machine for repairs. When I was in elementary school I wanted to make clothing for my stuffed animals so she set the machine down in front of me, showed me how to turn it on & let me loose.

Garilyn S said...

Tweeted @blessedmama4
https://twitter.com/#!/blessedmama4/status/202094794338611200

risashoebox said...

My mom and Gramma taught me how to sew, of course, I resisted. Now, I look back and am glad they both took the time to teach me. I love sewing them something.

risashoebox said...

And I'm on your mailing list too!

Jessica said...

Posted to fb. My un there is Gigi Nutshell!

Jessica said...

I'm on the mailing list!!

Garilyn S said...

Shared on fb- Garilyn S.
http://www.facebook.com/garilyn.sponseller/posts/458529030829179

Lauriane said...

sur facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/lauriane.lucas.58

Garilyn S said...

on the mailing list

sprit said...

je recommence, j'ai compris !
mon meilleur souvenir avec maman c'est lorsque qu'elle me laissait coudre tous les boutons des vêtements qu'elle nous fabriquait. Je me piquais tout le temps. C'était il y a 37 ans environs...

Kristy said...

Making my prom dress! :) Thanks!

Lauriane said...

je suis inscrite à la newsletter!

Teresa F. said...

My mother didn't sew or knit but my grandmother did. I learnt to sew on her old Singer.

Rubiy said...

My mom taught me to sew, and her mom taught us both to knit. Before that, we were pretty hopeless! Now we're covered in handsewn, handspun, handknit goodies!

Meg Ring said...

My Mom and I just recently started crafting. One of the first things we did together, and will always be the most memorable, was painting canvases and decorating them for my first daughters' nursery the night before I went in to be induced! A memory I will always cherish.

Lauriane said...

Le meilleur souvenir de couture avec ma maman est quand nous allions acheter du tissu puis qu'elle m'aidait à en faire des vêtements pour ma barbie!

Meg Ring said...

I'm on the mailing list.

Amy in VA said...

My mom hated sewing but I remember her teaching me how to sew for my girl scout badge

Sasha Wheatley said...

My mom sewed clothes for my brother and i, and that's what got me started in sewing. I remember my favorite summer outfits that were made by her :)

Sasha Wheatley said...

I am on your mailing list a_novitskaya [at] hotmail.com

AmyL said...

My mother teaching me how to thread the sewing machine. It was so intimidating as a kid but it provided me the base for what I like to do now.

AmyL said...

already on the mailing list

Sasha Wheatley said...

Posted the giveaway on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715451610

Velda said...

I subscribe to the mailing list, thank you :D

Andrea said...

Mom was always pretty frustrated by the sewing machine, and to this day, she amazed that it's something I like to use!

arbendlin(at)gmail.com

Velda said...

My fondest memory, wearing all the hand knitted outfits as a child that both my mum and her mum used to knit for us. Very kitsch :D

Andrea said...

I'm on the mailing list!

arbendlin(at)gmail.com

Caroline said...

My mum taught me to use a sewing machine and all the things that i never understood why they were important like ironing at every step etc etc i now use everyday!!

Caroline said...

Im already on the mailing list!! x

adventure knitter said...

My mom sewed most of my clothes when I was little, but picking out patterns and fabric for my prom dresses was a lot of fun. And now I have my girls who are asking me if they can sew and i've started teaching them little things...

Brandy & Carmin said...

My mom has sewn all her life. I remember her helping me sew a dress for a Father Daughter Dance at my school. I fell in love with sewing a couple years ago and she helped me with all the basics!!

Brandy & Carmin said...

Posted to my FB page at: Facebook.com/jolliebabieboutique!

Helen said...

My mom made an outfit for me that was almost identical (just different color) to the one she bought for herself, just in a different color. I loved it, and that really made the idea of sewing clothes for me so possible later on.

Helen said...

I am already on the mailing list -- chigirinskaya at hotmail dot com. Thank you!

Brandy & Carmin said...

On the mailing list!

emlynn said...

My mother is not a crafter by nature. However, one of my best memories is spending a week with her teaching her how to sew. She completed a couple of aprons to give away as gifts. We had a blast. :)

emlynn said...

Joined the mailing list!

Krystina said...

I taught my mom to sew! Or really, we have been learning together for years. It's been lots of fun.

Krystina said...

I'm on the mailing list!

tusen said...

My Mum doesn't really sew or knit (although she did teach me the basic knit stitch) but I think my fondest memory would be of her teaching my sister and I how to make dandelion wreaths.

tusen said...

I'm on your mailing list :)

Alia said...

I'm on the mailing list

Ali said...

Last minute I also posted on Facebook, Alexandrea Morton. Thank you again for offering us chances to boost our stashes!

Alia said...

I've got so many memories of crafting with mom... some of the best are her showing me how to crochet while making a scarf out of this CRAZY neon yarn, her helping me make curtains for my bedroom (straight line sewing, yeah!), and she made a gorgeous dress for my jr high graduation. I still have it in my closet!

maeve said...

My Mom was a professional seamstress and I fondly recall her sewing away on her treadle machine, making so many of our clothes. I learned by watching her at times. My favorite thing was asking her to design a dress I wanted and she would just go to town using a dress form draping it and piecing it together. She made me my favorite prom gown that way, it was super gorgeous! She was so talented! I miss her so much!

Libby said...

My mom taught me to sew and kept it fun by doing the worst part for me - ripping out mistakes.

Libby said...

I subscribe to your newsletter.

Maggie said...

Going to the fabric store and looking through pattern books for hours! It is now a fond memory, but it could be torture sometimes as a little kid!

Joanna said...

My mother was a tailor for over 50 years. She always altered our clothes for that custom look. Now we collaborate on dresses for my 4 year old daugher. I pick the fabrics, tell her what I want and she makes them (they're amazing!)

Maggie said...

I am on your mailing list :)

Andre said...

My wife, mother of my two children, has begun quilting and sewing again to follow in her 87 year old grandmother's tradition. She just started teaching our four year old son how to make quilts for his stuffed animals. I think this is a memory my family and I will cherish for a long time and one my son will retain as an example of what a talented and loving mother he has.

Andre said...

My wife, mother of my two children, has begun quilting and sewing again to follow in her 87 year old grandmother's tradition. She just started teaching our four year old son how to make quilts for his stuffed animals. I think this is a memory my family and I will cherish for a long time and one my son will retain as an example of what a talented and loving mother he has.

SumOfStitches said...

My mother taught me and my 2 sisters to sew the summer of '68. We bought a lot of print fabrics and made a sun dress almost every day. I "specialized" in hand-hemming, and would hem and watch TV at the same time. I was so fast my mom asked if I used glue!

My mother passed away 5 years later. But I am still grateful because I made my prom dress, sewed for my girls and definitely my grandchildren to come. I miss you, mom!

Adele said...

Mom's not too crafty, but she has always supported me in my endeavors. We have had many shopping trips to pick out fabric for a quilt so she's had lots of input in some of my creations.

Elsa said...

My Mom was quite the crafty person and taught me to do all sorts of crafty things. Gave me a life long love of crafting!
My Dad is the one who taught me to use the sewing machine and told me that making my own clothes made me more unique!

Elsa said...

And, I'm on the mailing list!

Elsa said...

Posted it on Facebook too!

Carmen said...

My mom actually taught me to sew, so my favourite crafty memory is definitely us by the sewing machine and her teaching me how to wind a bobbin:)

Megan said...

My mom was not a big crafter but she did teach me how to sew on her ancient sewing machine (which is probably why I was terrified of sewing for a long time). But what she lacked in sewing skills, she made up with creativity. I think my fondest memory was when we constructed a Halloween costume using only the fabric and safety pins!

keea said...

My first Christmas in "our First Home" with my to-be hubby, I decided to sew a tree-skirt. Just before finishing the last seams, my needle broke on a very old hand-me-down machine and I didn't finish it by Christmas but I did get together with my mom and finish it for the following Christmas. :)

Megan said...

I'm also on the mailing list :)

kirsten said...

My mom was not a crafter, but I learned to sew and love fabric from her mom, and now use the machine and even some fabrics from my mom's mom's mom... a fun legacy!

knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Although she isn't much of a crafter (she's more a baker) my mom has always been supportive of all my crafting endeavors! My fondest memory of my mother and I designing and sewing together was when I entered a pageant here in our hometown. She and I worked together on the beadwork to my dress. It took us two weeks to complete the intricate design, but all of the hard work paid off. My dress won best design and I also took the title that year!

Rineke said...

I am so thankfull my mother learned me to sew, while she herself is not really a creative person. And she had 5 children to look after! By then it was normal to me, now my respect grows and grows...

Anonymous said...

I'm also on the mailing list!

Rineke said...

I'm on your mailinglist.

Bonnie said...

I'm on the mailing list!
Fondest memories is sewing pillows on my grandmother's old sewing machine.

Louisa Lawson said...

Sadly my mum died when I was tiny but I was taught to see hexagon quilts by my grandmother at about 8 years old. thanks for the giveaway

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Anonymous said...

Just tweeted this @MauiGirl808 !

CarlaK.be said...

count me in ! I never crafted with my mom, she says I inhereted the craftDNA from my grandmother !

polinka said...

My great mom taught me how to sew and quilt!!
She's fabulous :)

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

My favourite memories was Mum teaching me how to sew on a bit of paper on her green Singer.

polinka said...

Also on my facebook:

polinka_scrap at yahoo dot fr

:)

Anonymous said...

Also posted this on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/rowena808
Thank you for the opportunity!

polinka said...

and tweeted too:

@polinka_scrap

Cat said...

Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/#!/catisakitty

Cat said...

I joined the mailing list

Anonymous said...

Just joined the mailing list!

My mother taught me how to sew on buttons when i was 6 or 7 and I still do it exactly the way she taught me. :)

Amanda said...

My mother and I sewed dresses together all growing up, and I even got the crazy idea to sew my own prom dress! She of course helped me, and it turned out great!

Unknown said...

My Mom was not at all crafty so I do not have any of those memories. I do hope my three daughters will be able to share many memories of sewing with me.

Unknown said...

I am signed up for your newsletter.

isabel f. said...

My Mom taught me to crochet when I was about 7/8years :)) and I remember starting sewing when Iwas about 14/15.

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Wiseliving said...

I am already on the mailing list and i drool when i see all the new fabric

M said...

Probably one of the most recent: I was making a duvet for my boyfriend, and she sat with me for several hours and helped me get past some of the tricky figuring. It was so good just to sit and chat with her like we used to.

isabel f. said...

And I'm on your mailing list too!

isabel f. said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/rosaechocolat

isabel f. said...

posted on my FB PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/#!/m.isabel.freire/posts/132254856908770

Anonymous said...

My mom is a seamstress, so my fondest memories are playing (as a child) with tons of fabric, buttons, thread, and all the other cool stuff in her sewing room.

Anonymous said...

Already on the mailing list!

Erica said...

My mom used to sew a lot of clothes for herself and I. She used to let me take the scraps and make clothes and other items for my dolls.

Kelly said...

My mom and I used to make clothes for my dolls and stuffed animals together. I loved the process from start to finish. Getting to feel the textures of fabrics in the store, choosing a prized one and taking it to the cutting counter, opening my piggy bank to pay for it, designing and outfit and sewing it up.

Erin said...

My mom taught me to crochet!

Erin said...

And I get the newsletter.

kelly said...

my mom taught me to embroider and sew by hand when i was little. i love making doll clothes. now, i call her all the time to get her advice on sewing technique or help with the sewing machine. i'm glad we have sewing to bond over. she is an EXCELLENT seamstress and i have a lot to learn from her!

Peggy said...

My mother wasn't a crafty person until she was much older and she crocheted-I am a self taught sewist and cross stitcher.
Peggy
Peggy-verdongibbs@att.net

pwollen said...

My mom taught me to love all things crafty. It started with crochet, and cross-stitching. I loved sitting next to her and working on our products together.

Peggy said...

On your mailing list already-thanks.
Peggy
Peggy-verdongibbs@att.net

ratty said...

my mom doesn't craft or sew at all but she wore my 1st real sewing project for years and years... a REALLY ugly apron that i made in 4-H :) she recently found it, cleaning out the linen drawer, and gave it back to me. i soaked it and washed it and TRIED to unpick it (horrible teeny weeny stitches!) and i will be using it up in as many quilts and projects that i can :)

ratty said...

already, happily, on your mailing list :)

Jenni said...

My mom sewed a "Little House on the Prairie" looking dress and bonnet for me for a first grade school play and I can remember being amazed at how fast she could move fabric through her machine. I could have watched her sew all day! The best part is that I still have some of the fabric she used and I love it even more now all these years later!

Jeanne W. said...

My mother is a painter so I have fond memories of her teaching us to paint from the time we could hold a brush.

Jenni said...

Already on your wonderful mailing list! Thanks so much for hosting such a generous giveaway!

gurukirat said...

My Mom was always coming up with thrifty fun projects that me and my brother's would enjoy. One of my most favorite one was our hand colored pillows. She got plain muslin fabric, let us color our pictures or designs on them, I think we used crayons...and then we sewed them up. We loved those pillows for a long time!

gurukirat said...

Already on your mailing list. Thank You!

Elisabetta said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/MimmaEtta/status/202125829831012353

Elisabetta said...

I already signed your newsletter

Elisabetta said...

I remember my mum teaching me my very first stitching with a Bambi half cross stitch pattern, I've always seen her at the sewing machine and she tought me how to use it by myself too ^^)

The Ryska Family said...

I remember my mom teaching me to sew in our dining room on her (now mine) ancient machine.

Very Shannon said...

My mom and I used to sew doll and barbie clothes together! I still have them and now my girlies play with them.

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Lola said...

I remember painting t-shirts with puff paints with my mom. She used to make and sell shirts and earrings when that stuff was all the rage in the early 90's, haha! It was certainly a fun time. :)

Lola said...

I'm already signed up on your mailing list. :)

Labtn said...

My memory of my Mother sewing was buying me my very first sewing machine a Kenmore.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

My mother always sewed our clothes growing up. I traveled to many fabric stores with her and soon found my own love of sewing.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I already receive you emails - that's how I found out about this giveaway :)

kbzelazny said...

My mother taught me how to sew buttons on-that's the only sewing related thing she knew!! Thanks!

kbzelazny said...

I'm on the mailing list!

Carla said...

My mom's sewing machine was set up in the kitchen. She always was an encourgement for me to make garments even when i was in grade school.

Carla said...

I enjoy hearing from you on the mailing list!

Karen O said...

I received your weekly newsletter!

Julie O. said...

I remember making awesome paper mache projects with my mom as a kid. She would help us make the coolest hats for hat day at school.

Julie O. said...

I'm also on the mailing list.

FLO said...

My maman was not a sewer but she show me how to knit little scarf for my doll when I was 6.

Mother Dragon said...

I remember sitting at my Mother's dinning room table, scrapbook pictures of my son as she scrapbooked pictures of me and my brother. I don't have a sewing memory, because if my Mum ever got out the sewing machine, my brother and I would get the camera, because it was a very rare advent.

Mother Dragon said...

I receive your newsletter.

ChickenArmFarm said...

My mom doesn't sew, but she did teach me how to hem by hand and sew buttons at a fairly early age. I thank her for that. I like to sew things for her now that I have taught myself to sew.

Meagan said...

My mom would always sew me the most unique and fun Halloween costumes. One year she made me the queen of hearts costume. She made it a very special holiday.

Meagan said...

I posted on fb... and on the mailing list.

ckim said...

i'm on the mailing list.

Deb said...

My mom used to let me have fun using any of her scraps. I used to love to go to fabric stores with her.

daniellenbartlett said...

My favorite memory of my mother is... when I wanted Gloria vanderbilt jeans, my mom said "We can make you those!" When I wanted a dress, my mom said, "we can make you that!" At the time I rolled my eyes and said MOOOMMMMM! But now I say the same thing to my daughter (age 5) and she pretends to be annoyed too! :) My mom could whip anything up - and I love that can-do attitude! :)

Fran said...

My Mother is not the sewing or crafting type but she shared her love of cooking with me & taught me how to cook.

Fran said...

I'm on the mailing list, thanks.

roccagal said...

I have memories of sewing, knitting and crocheting with my dear departed Nonna Asmara. She would teach me all these things as well as traditional Italian peasant songs and prayers.

roccagal said...

I have memories of sewing, knitting and crocheting with my dear departed Nonna Asmara. She would teach me all these things as well as traditional Italian peasant songs and prayers.

roccagal said...

I am on the mailing list!

fenna said...

My mom didn't do a lot of sewing, but she did help us make some barbie 'clothes'. She is a great scrapbooker and I remember making many cards with her!

Bethanie said...

My mom taught me how to sew! We sat at my kitchen table learning how to use my "fancy new sewing machine" together - it was a great afternoon!

Bethanie said...

I'm also on the mailing list: bethanie.burt@gmail.com

Kathie said...

My Mom and Grandmother taught me to love fabric, sewing and all the possiblities of creating with fabric and thread.I'm not nearly as good as they are (were), but I enjoy it just as much.

Kathie said...

My Mom & Grandmother taught me to sew. This bagan a love of fabric and thread. I'm not even close to as good as they are/were but I enjoy it as much if not more. Sewing, crafting, crochet,kniting it's a matter of just being creative, whether you are good at it or not.

Leah said...

My great-grandmother sewed many of my clothes. I think of her every time i get out my machine!

Centro la Milpa said...

The first time I sew, when I was five and we made a skirt for a doll, my mother was quite surprise that I already knew how to operate the sewing machine just by looking at her.

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