New 7 Part Mini Series: Sewing in Harmony + A Giveaway!Sunday, August 10, 2014
Hello there! During a late night room overhaul I was surrounded by a beautiful bounty of bias tape, rick rack and other various bindings. Spoils of an awesome flea market find. I was carefully organizing by type and color and I thought to myself..I don't know if I find more enjoyment out of organizing my stash or the actual bizness of sewing?!
I often find myself organizing and tidying my room especially after a binge of Pinterest searches and YouTube videos, keywords "sewing room organization". I have come across a lot of good tips and tricks and I've also drooled over a lot of beautiful sewing rooms. An idea struck me to create a mini series in which I share with you things such as, room organization, pattern/fabric/notion organization, ways to build your stash if your starting out and making your space happy. This will be a 7 part mini series titled "Sewing in Harmony" taking place today August 11th and wrapping up September 15th. Whether you have a room designated to sewing or your working from your kitchen table my goal is to help you create a happy organized space. To make this series more interactive I've created a Flickr group, Sewing In Harmony. Please join and share your pictures of storage ideas, decorating ideas or your space. Also join in on discussions of what motivates you to sew and of course any organization tips you have. You can also share your pics on Instagram using hashtag #sewingharmony. Part 7, the series finale will be a video tour of my sewing room. I will also have a link up where you can link your sewing space either by video, blog post or flickr feed. You'll have exactly 6 weeks to prepare for that. I love watching sewing room tours on YouTube so I'm excited to share mine with you and to get a glimpse into yours as well.
Part 1: Series Introduction & Giveaway Entry...August 11, 2014
Part 2: Setting Up An Efficient Space: Furnishings & Layout...August 18, 2014
Part 3: Pattern Organization: Paper, PDFs & To Sew Lists ...August 25, 2014
Part 4: Fabric: Organization & Building Your Stash ...September 1, 2014
Part 5: Sewing Notions: Organization & Building Your Stash...September 8, 2014
Part 6: Make It Happy: Decorating Your Space...September 15, 2014
Part 7: Room Tour & Link Up + Giveaway Winners Announced...September 22, 2014
What started out as a 4 part mini series at the beginning of writing this post has quickly turned into 7 parts by post end. Once I seen my idea on paper I started to get really excited about it and the ideas started flowing.
In the midst of all this room organization I've been doing I've come across a lot of things in my stash that I have lots of extras of and just don't need. So to kick off this series I'm going to do a giveaway. These will be a mixture of stuff from my stash plus a few of my favorite things added in. There will be three different giveaways for you to chose from to enter. They are...
Giveway #1: The Sewing Nerd.
Lucky for you I had two of Gertie's book, Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, in my stash. How'd that happen? Well I got gifted one. This book is a modern guide to sewing using vintage techniques. The book offers 10 patterns each with different variations. I've made the portrait blouse here.
Giveaway #2: I Heart Vintage
One of my favorite things about thrifting is the ziploc bags I find crammed full of vintage notions. They are often taped shut and I'm unable to see everything inside. I can't wait to get home to rip into that bag and unfold all the treasures of sewing past. This giveaway will be just that. A bag full of items I might find while thrifting. There may be patterns, buttons or bias tape. It's all a suprise!!
Giveaway #3: A Few of My Favorite Things
This giveaway will include a few of my favorite things...notions, patterns, fabrics....things I can't live without when it comes to sewing.
- Please be a follower of my blog.
- Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. (Media follow buttons in sidebar)
- Leave a comment below leaving the number of the giveaway package you would most like to win. Please leave your email address as well.
- Join the Flickr group Sewing in Harmony to learn as well as share organizing tips and sewing room ideas.
- This giveaway is open to everyone in the whole wide world! :)
Winners will be announced in the final series post on September 22nd. You'll have until September 17th to comment below and enter. I'll post reminders on my Twitter and FB page as well as sneaky peeks of prizes.
I hope you all join me in this series!! Please feel free to share this on your social media outlets using hashtag #sewingharmony and grab a button to post on your blog if you like. (This was my first time creating a button and I spend WAY to much time learning how to do it. Please let me know if you have trouble with it.)
Stay tuned for Part Two of the series posting September 18th. It will be jammed packed full of ideas on furnishing your space and laying your space out to make for speedy and enjoyable sewing. Until then Happy Sewing!!