Thursday, February 9, 2012

My First Post! And a giveaway to boot~

Hi Friends! Welcome~

Thank you for joining me on my new adventure. I hope you'll visit often. I'd love you follow me as I navigate the creative industry, introduce you to my friends and I'll even share a project here and there. I value this community and the FABULOUS people who inhabit it. WELCOME to my little corner of the web:)

 First up, I'd like to introduce you to my good friend AMY BARICKMAN.




Many years ago I stumbled on The Vintage Workshop . As I browsed through Amy's collection of images, I realized she and I were soul sisters! Since that time, I have come to know Amy as a passionate artist and entrepreneur. Someone who truly lives a creative life! 



Right now Amy is working with BurdaStyle, SINGER and Coats&Clark to bring you the

Here's the info:


The Competition 
Amy Barickman’s Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge joins a rich history of handmade with today’s creative renaissance. Partnering with SINGER®, Coats & Clark, and Burdastyle, Amy invites sewing enthusiasts to show off their skills for a shot at winning up to thousands of dollars in prizes. 
Participants will design a wearable fashion project based on a pattern from Indygo Junction , Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions book, or one of four free e-patterns available at IndygoJunction.com. Winners will be evaluated on originality, craftsmanship and overall appeal by a judging panel as well as the Burdastyle online community. 
Three winners will be awarded. Prizes include SINGER sewing machines, Coats & Clark thread packs, Indygo Junction sewing patterns and books, and more. The winning design will be published as an Indygo Junction pattern. 

Now, here's Amy to describe Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge:




You have to hurry because you only have until Monday, March 12th at Midnight EST, 
but the prizes are SO worth entering! 

In the video you heard Amy talk about her book

VINTAGE NOTIONS



I will tell you right now ... THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK! I received it right when it came out and I read it all in one sitting. It is one of my favorite creative books of all time.
If you are a sewist or a vintage image admirer, you HAVE to get it! 
And guess what? I just happen to have an extra copy to give to one of you!

Stay with me!

Amy also has a FABULOUS line of ... (get this!) FABRIC!

~You know what a fabric junkie I am~


Isn't it LOVELY? I can't wait to get my hands on it:) 

Click HERE to read all about Amy's inspiration to create her fabric line. 



NOW that you've seen it, how would you like to win some? 

I know, I know ... OF COURSE YOU'D LIKE TO WIN!

So how about an assortment of

 Amy's newest line The Dressmaking Collection 

PLUS 

The Vintage Notions book! 

YES! 

All you need to do is leave a comment to this post. It doesn't matter what you say. 
You could say hello or tell me what you'd make with this fabric, or what you're creating right now,
 or how your day's going ... ANYTHING! 

Oh and I'll throw in an extra entry for following my new blog:) 

AND I ALMOST forgot! I have a Facebook page:)

I would love it if you would follow me there too!

I am so sorry that I can't give an extra entry for that (Facebook rules),
but you'll have good creative karma!

I'll close out the entires on Tuesday the 13th of March at Midnight (MST) and
announce the winner the next day.

I'd also appreciate it if you visited Amy's website at

http://amybarickman.com/

I promise you'll love her!

~THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH~

GOOD LUCK and have a wonderful day! 

XOXO

Paige


78 comments:

Laurie said...

Yay! I've been waiting for this ever since you announced it was coming. I worked from home today so I got to fit in a little sewing along the way. I pieced together my first scrappy binding and I'm just about to press it and prepare for sewing it to my first mini-quilt/wall hanging. I'm an old sewer but a new quilter. Glad to be along for the ride!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Hi, Paige! Looks like I'm your first "commenter",
and I'm following you as well...looks like yours is going to be a delightful blog! Drop by A Little Fur in the Paint if you get a chance! ♥
Best, Anne

Lori said...

I would love to win this! What an awesome collection!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Yay! First one to post? :-) Just popped in to say hello and welcome to blog land. Now off to facebook land to follow you there too. Oh, and please throw my name in the hat for your giveaway. :-)

Brie said...

What a great collection! Fingers crossed!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Oh, lol. The other posts didn't show until I posted. Hee hee.

Alicia said...

Love the blue blog background!

teachpany said...

Congratulations on your blog! The backgound is lovely! I love Amy's designs and her books. Thanks for the chance to win some!

teachpany said...

I now follow your blog! I couldn't do it before now, lol, since it didn't exist. I'm looking forward to reading more.

Melissa said...

Love this....creating now, about five different quilts, some silk scarf painting. Oh, I wish I could sew all day but alas I must work.

catheriah620 said...

I found you via the FB post onnWhere women Create. I would love to win this neat vintage stuff. I will find you on FB too.
CC in WI
Http://catherinemariecalvetti.com

Cher said...

oh this is fun! I LOVE the fabric above...and I want that book! Im a vintage gal so right up my alley...AND .. I need a machine...so Im gonna be checking this out really carefully...but ty so much for a chance..I will find you on facebook too tho...and I am following...welcome to blog land..another thing i dont have lol...not to tech savy...but...oh my ....ty ty ty

Pam at A Little Off Quilter said...

Welcome to blogging! Please toss my name in the hat for that yummy fabric...you can never have too much fabric, right?

Hugs,
Pam

Carol Y said...

Congrats on joining the "World of Blog"! You have no idea what a fabric junkie I am. I have a double closet full, a single closet full, and a huge cabinet full. But no matter how much I have, it seems that I never have esactly what I want or need. So it's off to the fabric store I go! HAHA!

Kay said...

Just took an online color theory class....now ready to create!!

Kay said...

And I'm following your Blog....pretty!!

Nicole said...

Welcome to the blogging world...how exciting!

Debbie said...

I follow you on FB

Debbie said...

I would love to win !

Maria Kievit said...

Am now following you on Fb and your blog. Like the Indigo Junction patterns. Would love to win this book.

Jackie said...

This is a blog I'll definitely follow!

Maria Kievit said...

Material with sewing patterns on it? Use it in my sewing room which will have an ecclectic mix for curtains, machine covers, and ironing board covers. Love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

quiltinmimito2 said...

saw your post on facebook and had to investigate. Would love to win the fabric cause the one who has the most fabric wins right? lol I have worked on taxes today and need to get creative cause The last people who did them created a realmess and I had trouble pulling info together. Why cant these companies make life easy for the folk who are their bread and butter O well its done and I am soooooo happpy. Will look forward to following you and your adventures.

cindi m said...

congrats on your new blog!!

cindi m said...

I am now following you too!

Anda W said...

I love anything vintage looking so the book and fabric line are right up my alley!

Holly Anna said...

Love the blog!
AS for the giveaway....I WANT IT!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Happy Creating,
Holly in Kentucky

Anda W said...

I am now a new blog follower too! awolk@rogers.com

sandyandcosmo said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

sandyandcosmo said...

I am happily following your new blog!

kfr14819 said...

I love your book, purchased it last year when a local quilt shop was having classes on each chapter. Good luck with your business and blog.

Lyz said...

My daughter, my young cousin and I are creators. I shared you with them. The ideas we get are fabulous. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. Thanks!

Lyz

Heather Jones said...

Paige! What a fun giveaway and what a great start on your new adventure!

Heather Jones said...

And I'm a proud new follower! xoxoxo

Kathy said...

Love the blog and the book. Thanks for creating a blog and sharing.

mimi g said...

I want go back to sewing habit again reading your post.

Jenny said...

How fun!

sandyb said...

Love your new blog!!! I am looking forward to following you. Good luck!!


sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I am following your new blog. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. The book looks great!!

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Cynthia Hanna said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'd love to win. After a major economic change, simply buying fabric is a luxury. Now you have me dreaming of sitting at my sewing machine again, lol! Thank you :)

Cynthia Hanna said...

Your new blog looks wonderful! I'm following and can't wait to see new posts. Oh, and I've also liked your FB page via my Creative Artitudes page and will look forward to sharing your posts there!

Donna said...

So glad to find your blog! I can't wait to see where you lead us!

Unknown said...

I love your blog already! And I happen to be working on an enormous vintage-style postage stamp quilt for my full-out girlie bedroom. (It will probably send any future men friends out the door, screaming for their mamas, but who cares?) The fabrics look perfect for my project, so I hope I win. Keep up the good blog and create something wonderful everyday!

Maryann said...

Love you new blog.

Unknown said...

LOL, it just posted my comment as "unknown!" That's not good! I'm justred2u@hotmail.com.

CCC said...

This is a great blog Paige. Good luck with this new adventure. You will be amazing.

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats on your blog!! I collect vintage notions. What a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks
for the chance to win!!

Rhonda D. said...

I am following your new blog. So glad that I
found it!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

The fabric is fabulous! When I first got into mixed media, I did some sewing themed pieces for a book that was being published. I started my artistic life as a textile artist. No idea what I'd make with these-I have to live with fabrics for awhile before I decide, but these are lovely!

Randi Case said...

What a GREAT first post. Congratulations on taking the plunge.

I joined your blog to follow future posts. Will look for your Facebook page too. Please throw my name in the hat for your drawing. The fabrics look amazing and I'm sure I'd enjoy the book.

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Unknown said...

I have the book but I'm sure that I could find a worthy friend to give it too; would so love the fabric for myself!

suefeely@gmail.com

AnnieK said...

Ohhhh, I'm seriously coveting that fabric! I'm moving my sewing/art/craft room to a larger space, and would love to use some of these to decorate with!

AnnieK said...

Following your blog now!

Ellie Sew Sweet said...

Wonderful to have a new blog to follow!!

Ellie Sew Sweet said...

Following you now! Can't wait to see what's up next!

Okaasan said...

Excited to watch the blog bloom!

Doug and Mary Yates Family said...

So sweet and darling! Love the colors and pictures, etc! Just makes me happy to look! Thanks for sharing!!!!

cal8007 said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win the book! I am a follower of your blog now and I do follow you on facebook - that is how I found out about this giveaway!

Hugs,

Carmen L

cal8007 said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs!

Carmen L

Luv2Laugh said...

Congrats on the new blog! Big smile looking at that fabric and the book looks wonderful! Blessings!

Beth said...

Hello.... and hopefully one comment will do the trick. I'd follow but I haven't read any blogs... for a month or more.... and may have to delete and begin reading the READER from there. Just not enough hours in the day! But I'll check in from time to time.

She'sSewPretty said...

Congratulations on your new blog! I've been following you on Facebook and now I'm following you here. I would love a chance to win that cute fabric!

quiltmastercurl said...

Love the new blog! Good luck to you. Would love to read the book.

Maggie said...

Love your blog. Her new fabric is awesome and the book - a must have.
Thank you for the opportunity to win ... Very generous!

Mimi said...

Congrats on your new blog!! The book and fabric look awesome! Thanks for the chance, I am signing up to follow you!

Robin said...

Well, this sure looks like it's going to be a fun blog(and not just because of the giveaway!). The fabric looks fantastic and that book looks very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win them!

Robin said...

Yay, I am now a follower but I am going to like you on FB too because that's a much easier way for me to remember to read the new blog posts!

patricia said...

Love the sewing fabric and congrats on the new blog. Best wishes.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Paige,
I love to sew...I love Vintage. Thank you for entering my name into your generous give away. I'm following you on all of your links now!

Have a wonderful weekend. ~Natalie

Lori-Anne said...

Great blog! Iwill be following and will find you on Facebook too.
I am a 'hand sewer" ... vintage bits and buttons are always within arms length! Would love to win that beautiful book and fabric!
Have a fabulous day!

Diane said...

Congrats on your first post - and what a post it is!!!!!!
Love Amy's work!
Diane

Diane said...

I just subscribed so I can read more of your posts!

Jeanie said...

First blog post? Delightful and lots of fun! And with lots of meat in it -- I'm looking forward to many more!
-- jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy!

Nancy said...

This is a really nice giveaway - thanks so much, and congrats on your new blog!

Nancy said...

I'm following you, and "liked" you on FB!

momentarilymary said...

I love your blog design! It's so welcoming! I'd love to win this package deal! I'm a fabric and book junkie!

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