Sunday, March 22, 2015

Goodies and a GIVEAWAY!

Back in December Yoshimi had a giveaway for a gachapon and I'm certain that Yoshimi heard my squeal of delight when I was a winner.

Look at the gorgeous packaging by Yoshimi!


and inside


Isn't that the cutest sewing machine!

and then,

I found a new blogger to me, Mainleydad from The Japanese Pattern Challenge, who I first spotted over at Pattern Review with his Missoni jacket.

Mainleydad is a self taught sewist, and is making himself a very interesting wardrobe, with pieces that might work for Mark (Thread Theory patterns as well as some of his plainer shirts).  One product that he uses a lot of is Hug Snug.

I was blown away when the postman delivered this generous parcel from Mainleydad.


Three different colours of Hug Snug and some #40 Cotton Basting Thread. His note did say, "the basting thread might turn me into a baste-oholic like him", only time will tell.

Mainelydad also shared with me the link for Lilacs & Lace where Laura Mae shows you how to use the Hug Snug



Now it is my turn for giveaway.

I have been trying to tidy up my sewing room and have found these that I thought you might like.

The first is the SideWinder, it is a portable bobbin winder that winds your bobbins without your sewing machine.



Here  you can see it in action.

Next is a Sewing Companion Library book that I have ended up with 2 copies, it is Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses and here at Amazon you can have a look at some of what is inside.


If you would like either of these let me know in the comments which one you would like.  Entry will be finalised and drawn on 2 April 2015.



18 comments:

fadanista.com said...

How weird, I just discovered hug snug in a blog post today and now you're posting about it. I'll throw my hat in the ring for the easy guide to sewing blouses. Thanks Sharon!

Dk's Wife said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I think either would be great to win, but the bobbin winder would be a great asset to my sewing room.

Unknown said...

I already have a side winder, but would be thrilled to win the book. Thank you.
Donna S.

Carmen Bouchard said...

I'll take the book please, thanks!

GingerThreads said...

Wow, a portable bobbin winder! Didn't even know it existed but now I really want one. That would make my sewing so much more efficient!

Rainpatter said...

The book!

Carol G. said...

I will try for the Sidewinder. Seems like I always get the bobbin winding wrong.

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

The book looks great.

Paola said...

I didn't know portable bobbin winders existed. I'd like to try for that, please!

Vicki said...

Lucky you, nice wins (gifts). And a new blog for me. Must go and visit Mainlydad. And yes please put me in for your draw for the book.

sewingkm said...

I would really love the Sidewinder especially since my beloved Pfaff is not properly winding bobbins so I have to do this task by hand - what a pain! Karen

KathyS said...

Nice gifts for you. I would love the book, please.

ista said...

I've been eyeing off the Snug Hug on Wawak and thinking of ordering a roll in a neutral colour.

Isn't Mainelydad's work beautiful - and he mentioned a linen shop that I drool over online. I'd have to use Austpost's service cos they don't deliver outside the US.

PS would love to win the book.

freshcityfarm said...

Either would be great! Going to checkout mainelydad now! Thanks!!!

Sarah Liz said...

Basting is a very underestimated technique - it takes time but saves time too! And I would love the book, if I am the lucky draw :)

BeaJay said...

Thanks for introducing me to both Mainleydad and gachapons (had to look that one up!). Would love the book if I am lucky enough to win.

Melwyk said...

Oh, that book looks intriguing. I'll throw my name in! (and you're right, that mini sewing machine that you received is super cute)

Justatart said...

The Hug Snug looks very useful. I am always on the look out for products new to me though I wish more were available here in Aus to save on that dreaded postage.