Monday, 12 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Handmade Item Giveaway

***UPDATE*** The winner of this giveaway as chosen by the random number generator is comment #94: Cara - who said "I follow you in IG" and she also said she uses Pinterest Boards to stay organized. I have sent Cara an email.

*** This Giveaway is now Closed. Thank you to all who entered. ***

This is the Handmade item(s) that I am giving away for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.

 
If you haven't been to my blog before - Welcome! And if you have - Welcome back! I am a Canadian Quilter, military wife and Mom to two kids (expecting my third this fall). I LOVE quilting! I can't stop thinking about it so that is why my blog is called "Daydreams of Quilts." I currently work full time at a Fire Hall as an administrative assistant but will be back to stay-at-home Mom at the end of June.
 
For my handmade prize I am giving away a Quilter's / sewist's themed notebook hand decorated by myself with Stampin' Up papers and Smashbook supplies. And a set of 4 Quilting themed note cards hand stamped and created by me with Stampin' Up stamps and button die cuts.
 



The Notebook.

Inside front cover

There are three pockets total.
 These are the four note cards:



This giveaway is open to everyone. The Giveaway is open from May 12 - May 16 5:00 p.m. PST. To enter to win these prizes please leave a comment on this post telling me how you keep yourself organized for sewing and keep track of projects you want to sew. I write my projects and ideas in a "Smashbook" similar to the one pictured above. But I still need more organizing tips and ideas. :)
 
OPTIONAL BONUS ENTRIES:
After leaving your comment you can (if you wish) leave up to four additional comments telling me that you:
1. follow my blog and how you follow
2. follow me on Facebook
3. follow me on Instagram
4. follow me on Pinterest

I normally respond to all comments that are not "no-reply blogger" but will not be able to during this very busy time. I'm sure you understand. Have fun for Giveaway Day (week) and best of luck! Go back to Sew Mama Sew to enter more giveaways!!!
 
 

146 comments:

  1. Like you, I write down project ideas, including required supplies and pattern location, in my craft diary and then go from there. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I keep notes in a book in my craft room, and then keep each project in a box with all the supplies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have a notebook with lots of scribblings of ideas. I try to keep it to one project a page but sometimes my ideas overflow a bit. My current projects are all in clear bags.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have something that I write my todo list on, but now it looks wonderfully inadequate! I love the "May your bobbin always be full" page! The whole concept and your presentation is fantastic, I'm now fully jealous of whomever wins it!

    Thanks for offering such a creative prize!
    elizabeth.waligora (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have a cork board that I pin my current projects too. Upcoming projects are in a three ring binder with page protectors.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I use Ravelry for all my knitting & crocheting projects, but don't have a system for sewing / quilting projects - it's mostly just leaving a pile of fabric visible. (I know, that's awful way to do it. I just wish that there was a Ravelry equivalent).

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Following on bloglovin :)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  8. And followed on Pinterest

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I keep a like in a journal - which is now full! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have a large planner with printed calender sheets for the day and month as well as a few small notebooks and a bunch of graph paper to keep myself on track.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have a separate basket or tote bag for every work-in-progress project, helps me to grab one and start working on it, and to see how many I have. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I recently purchased a book to keep track of projects and what I want to do. That combined with groovebook, I tear out the photos of projects and stick them in the book so it makes it easy.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I use notebooks & clear plastic sleeves....nothing as pretty as this notebook tho!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is really cute. I Love notebooks, and even with all the tech we have, I still use a good old fashioned paper notebook to organize my upcoming projects and deadlines.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I follow on pinterest.. oh and I love your vintage machine up at the top of the blog. I am a new collector. I'm hooked.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have a spreadsheet by season on what I want to sew my girls. I usually add fabrics as I buy them or find them in my stash.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have a notebook specifically for new ideas/projects I want to try!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I need to organized very badly! that's why this notebook would be perfect for me!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I try to write as many of the down in my notebook as I can. I also like using pinterest as a way of organizing my inspiration ideas! Although sometimes I get a little disorganized when inspiration randomly strikes, so I'll end up with random doodles in my lecture notes from class.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Journals all over the place and big to do list.Lovely journal,thank you for the chance to win it.Have a lovely week.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've got a pegboard!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I use a book, not as pretty as the one you make! Was that a Stampin' Up stamp with the cloths pattern on the cards? I used to sell Stampin Up, so fun.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I already follow on bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have scraps of paper on my sewing table...I need organization. Sometimes I pull fabric and stack it with a pattern on a bookshelf in my sewing room.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have notes everywhere. I have a metal wall in my studio that I use magnets to keep vital info. I have a method to everything, just may not be like everyone else..

    ReplyDelete
  26. I use a small notebook a friend gave me but also seem to have lots of random scraps of paper

    ReplyDelete
  27. I write projects into my Liberty notebook once I start them (and also into an Excel spreadsheet but that's not as pretty). I don't keep track of my wishlist though, because I figure I'll always be seeing new stuff to add and will never manage to complete it all. If I don't remember it long enough to become WiP instead of one-day, I just assume I didn't want to make it enough. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I have a little notebook I keep in a sewing box which logs all the sort of things I want to do. Your notebook looks awesome!
    kais2727@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. To stay organized with my sewing I tend to try and focus on just one project before I select my next one.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am following on instagram as breannasack

    ReplyDelete
  31. I am following you on pinterest. another great way to stay organized.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I keep journals! I have an addiction to write everything down...with a pen and not just on a computer :) xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow you on pinterest.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I keep track in my brain and I organize by moving things from one place to another as I need space :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have a notebook for sewing and quilting projects, but seems that old notebook gnome moves it around. But somehow it all works out and is stationed next to my coffee I couldn't find which is next to….. THERE ARE MY KEYS!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I like you on Facebook :) Thank you again for participating in the hop!

    ReplyDelete
  37. hmmmm chaos reigns at the moment, I am not organised at all unfortunately BUT this would help immensely

    ReplyDelete
  38. Such a cute notebook, thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have a big folder with plastic sleeves that I can slot notes and patterns in. Keeps everything in one place even though it is not very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I am following with Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  41. Haha, oh dear, keeping organised with what I want to sew? Yeah, I'm not so good at that, really. I've learnt that it's best for me to just focus on my current project, and maybe the one after that - if I have anything queued up further away than that, I never get to it as I get distracted by new ideas before I get there! (Oops....)

    macska at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am definately not organized. I don't know where to begin. lol


    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have a notebook where I document the quilts that I have made & those that are in progress but that's it as far as organisation goes - pretty non-existent really. Thanks for the chance to win

    ReplyDelete
  44. I follow via Bloglovin, thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I have not kept a notebook of ideas- I wish I had as I often see quilt designs that I would like to make- What a lovely idea. Thanks for participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  46. I follow via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

    ReplyDelete
  47. I keep track of projects mostly by doing only one or two at a time, but I also hang current projects in the closet. sarah@forrussia.org

    ReplyDelete
  48. Pinterest is popular for many. I have just started using it. I like it for pretty things I might like to make.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I keep future sewing projects (patterns, classes, plans) in a drawer in my sewing room. I keep digital plans in a file called "project planning" on my computer. I like the little note pages I made (1/16 of a sheet of recycled paper) for labeling projects and cuts.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I keep my WIP's together each in their own 12 x 12 scrapbook plastic bin. At least it keeps my pieces, patterns, etc. together. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I'm following you on BL.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I have buckets of active sewing projects as well as to be started projects. Whatever I'm working on now is usually on the table & ironing board.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am not organized and it gets very messy in my sewing space because of my lack of organization. I do try to keep my project patterns and supplies sorted into large envelopes once I start them though.

    ReplyDelete
  54. My sewing space can be quite messy but I have two large plastic boxes that I can put wip's in so they are not strewn across the room. Ideas I tend to just keep on Pinterest or saved patterns in a folder on my computer. Not very 'together' or in one place but oh well!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I have a huge binder that i print off and write ideas in.

    ReplyDelete
  56. i followed you on your pinterest boards

    ReplyDelete
  57. I haven't been organizing my ideas anywhere other than my brain and a few post-it notes. I should probably revamp my system! :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. I have started a little notebook but it is no where near as cute!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I have no organizational tips. I need help. My craft room is a mess. :)

    ReplyDelete
  60. I use an app called Weave on my iphone/ipad. It lets me keep track of to-dos for each project, the amount of time and money I have spent working on it, and I can put a deadline on each step for each project. It's not made specifically for sewing or quilting, but it works wonderfully for me! Love the notebook! :)

    ReplyDelete
  61. I follow your blog through Bloglovin'!

    ReplyDelete
  62. I try to put things back in place each evening so I don't start my day off wrong by looking at a messy room.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Help, I am hopeless and lost. I need all the help I can get to be organized when I sew. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I follow you on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  65. I follow you on Pinterest. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. I follow you on Facebook too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Ugh, I'm not at all organized but definitely need to be. Love this journal, and love the pattern stamp on the cards!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Hi, following you on bloglovin. What a lovely giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Right now my plans are either in my head or on scraps of paper that get lost all over my house, so the notebook would really help.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I have a printed list on my wall. And inspiration images for applique posted to a board. And I keep my fabric and patterns together in a large ziplock so I know what I have to work on!

    ReplyDelete
  71. I am following you via Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  72. I keep journals for everything!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I have a variety of A4-sized plastic file folders that I use to keep ideas and patterns filed away in. I do a lot of paper piecing, so having a separate file for each pattern is a good way to keep organized. Here in Japan, temples and museums often have fancy decorated plastic file folders for sale in their gift shops. Imagine storing your favorite pattern in a file folder from the Golden Pavillion! They make me smile every time I use one. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  74. I just signed up to follow you via e-mail and am looking forward to getting to know you!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I write stuff down but I love pinterest boards. I can organize them by theme or color or whatever and I like the photo visuals for ideas

    ReplyDelete
  76. I follow you on bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  77. I follow you on pinterest

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'm a list maker and I also keep a notebook by the computer.

    ReplyDelete
  79. I think I need this, I am not good at writing things down.....

    jachelno at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am a Bloglovin follower

    jachelno at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I already like on Facebook

    jachelno at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I follow on Instagram as @sofenja

    jachelno at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I have a shelf in my closet where I pile up my fabrics and patterns in the order I want to work on them. Not a very organized way of doing things! rjbmom7(at)optonline(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  84. The closest i come to organization is my Pinterest board. I'm hoping this notebook will help !

    ReplyDelete
  85. I use composition books to try to stay organized. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  86. I have a folder book that I keep all my patterns in.

    ReplyDelete
  87. i use clear boxes to store my projects in. if i have a lot of little things to work on, i put them all in tote near my machine, the box idea works better though.

    ReplyDelete
  88. i follow through google friends.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I have a ring binder that I can use to keep patterns and notes in. I try to take a lot of photos as I'm working as well, although I think that's just because i'm so used to taking them of my knitting to put on ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I looked yesterday for a book or way to get my quils/projects organized. This would be perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  91. I follow you via bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  92. I use a small notebook to write in for all the projects I want to do, and I also keep things pinned on Pinterest of ideas that I see online.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I'm following along on Bloglovin' . http://www.bloglovin.com/tanias

    ReplyDelete
  94. Following you on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  95. I keep all the supplies for each project in a separate plastic box.

    ReplyDelete
  96. I just make list of projects and try to cross them off as I complete them.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I like your page on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I just put them in folders and organize for patterns, crochet patterns and whatnot :D Simple and somewhat effective

    ReplyDelete
  99. I have a folder on my computer with patterns and ideas and I back it up to disk a couple of times a year (stored at my mum and sisters houses) and to drop box just to be safe.

    ReplyDelete
  100. I love working with my Quilt Diaries!! Every night I sit down with it and write what I have done rather it be quilting and/or needle work that I have done for the day. I write down all my ideas in it, make notes about fabrics, threads etc. I'm just started my 5th one but I also have some that are just a certain project... like my Farmer's Wife Sampler which gives the date when I made the block & scraps of the fabric that I used in that block. Once it's finished the book and quilt will always be together and years from now my family will know the history of that quilt. Nice thing about keeping the journals is I hold myself accountable & it fits in my bag when I'm heading out to a fabric shop, so I have my list of needs with me all the time. Thanks for the chance to win you Fabulous book & Note cards.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  101. I don't keep myself organized and could definitely use this!

    ReplyDelete
  102. I'm getting better organized. I have my fabric, etc in plastic bins and under the bed. The bags I've completed, I hang on hangars in the guest bedroom.

    ReplyDelete
  103. I am not organized. I am in a mess because I moved a year ago but am just now setting up the sewing room. The best organizing tip I have is to not save things that you will probably never really use.

    ReplyDelete
  104. I liked your Facebook page.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I am totally disorganized...wish I could help you! Maybe this book will help!

    ReplyDelete
  106. I like you on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  107. I have a little book....

    ReplyDelete
  108. I keep a journal, and plastic tote.

    ReplyDelete
  109. I follow you through Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very nice hand made items. Congrats on your soon new arrival. The whole 'miracle' of bringing forth a new life is unrivalled no matter what nunber in the order.

      For my organization I use a series of notebooks & colored pencils for my ideas. Then sometimes i just wing it.

      Delete
  110. I use a notebook :) ksmith8@emich.edu

    ReplyDelete
  111. i follow on BL-karrie smith

    ReplyDelete
  112. i follow on FB-karrie smith

    ReplyDelete
  113. i follow on Pinterest-karrie smith

    ReplyDelete
  114. I use my smart phone notepad to keep track of projects! But I also have lots of tacky notepads, so this would be awesome to replace those!

    ReplyDelete