Friday, December 30, 2011

The book that will make you giddy

The book that will make you giddy because you can win it! Storey Publishing has generously offered to send one of my readers a free copy of their new release, Fabric by Fabric. In this author interview, Trish Hoskins mentions the challenge of taking a variety of designers projects and translating them into one voice for the book.  My licensing experience with Simplicity prepared me for someone looking at my patterns and rewriting them, so I think it is great. My contribution to the book is my simple kitchen chair slip cover. The book version is different from the PDF version that I sell, so it's all good. I am really excited to have a project in the book (because it makes my mom proud of me all over again.) It is so well done and attractive (read this review for the full scoop) I think it will be a best seller.

A couple of the projects that intrigue me are the lingerie project - I have a bunch of knit fabrics that will be perfect for these. 

And my daughter wants a hat exactly like the one shown below. I think I will help her make it herself.

The book really does have something for everyone. It is the perfect gift for anyone just getting into sewing. It will expand their thinking about what kinds of things they can sew.
1. You must have a mailing address inside the US
2. Subscribe to my blog or follow it, and let me know by leaving a comment. (Make sure I have a way to get in touch with you.)
3. If you already subscribe or follow this blog, just leave a comment here. Tell me about your favorite fabric and what you did with it or plan to do with it.
DEADLINE Monday, January 2nd at  6PM Pacific time.
I will choose an entrant at random and announce the winner here by 7PM Monday.
Good luck!
Here is a list of all of the contributors to the book who have blogged and are blogging about it:

12/13/2011 Craft Buds

12/15/2011 Nifty Kids Stuff

12/16/2011 Nom Nom Nom

12/17/2011 ikatbag

12/17/2011 Two Brown Birds

12/18/2011 Sharon Sews

12/19/2011 LBG Studios

12/21/2011 Craftzine

12/21/2011 Neuroses Galore

12/21/2011 Emily Steffen

12/23/2011 Spincushion

12/27/2011 One Inch World

12/28/2011 Sew Sew Etc.

12/30/2011 Studio Cherie

January ‘12 Lu Lu Carter
January ’12 Fiberosity
January ’12 Zuhause
January ’12 Obsessively Stiching
January ’12 No Bad Days
January ’12 Craft & Cackle
January ’12 AfricanKelli


Seaexplore said...

Hi Cherie! I'd love to win a copy of this book! My current favorite fabric is courderoy and I use it to make my daughter her very first stocking! :)

nicole w said...

Cherie, I'm so happy for you that you're in the book! That's so wonderful!!!
I follow you through Google Reader (not sure if that counts).
I don't have just one favorite fabric... i'm a bit obsessed with them all! ;)
ni.chern at gmail dot com

Kathy Terry said...

Congratulations for being in the book. How exciting! I love all fabrics, but mainly work with flannel and minky for the baby blankets I make.

I am on the hunt for some organic cotton and flannel right now. They are SO soft.

Thanks for the chance to win the book. It looks amazing.

I just joined your blog to follow it. You can reach me at hattiedesigns.kt at gmail dot com

Kathy from Hattie Designs and the etteam.

Marci Girl said...

I am a blog follower and would love this book! My favorite fabric would have to be anything by Anna Maria Horner, and at this point I am just hoarding it! LOL I'll use it one day!

PersimonDreams said...

I would love to win this book! I follow your blog - love you!

WOW! Favorite fabric - that's quite a question for an avid quilter. Hmmm...I am going to have to give you a few I think... I really enjoy Camelot cottons 'Urban Art' line and Laura Gunn's Poppy fabric. I also have been enjoying creating my own on spoonflower and figuring out the perfect projects for it!

MarthaVA said...

I just found your blog by googling for clear plastic bags for cards! :-) Round about way but I love blogs by other crafters.

MarthaVA said...

Oops, I forgot to answer the favorite fabric question...right now, my fav fabric is fabric I weave myself! I'm a fairly new weaver and love making fabric then figuring out what to use it for! :-)
I'd love to win this book - love that hat that your daughter loves. Congrats for being IN the book!

Kristine Hanson said...

I would love to win this, too fun!

Sentimental Stones said...

Cherie, this is a great idea and I am excited about the possibility of winning this book!
I have lately begun recycling fabric into fun things with my Sizzix machine and love using ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, but I enjoy the vintage feel of muslin right now. I already follow you blog!


Unknown said...

The more I read about this book, the more awesome it sounds! Love all the blog posts from other contributors, too!

YES! I'd love to win your drawing! As for fave fabric, hmmmmmm, not sure; I just got back into sewing in the past year or so - so much has changed, I need a how-to book for fun projects! (p.s. LOVE the hat you daughter has her eye on!! Cute!)

Sharon said...

Hi Cherie! No need to enter me in the giveaway as I'm also a contributor. Just wanted to stop by, read your review and say congrats!

Mama Ruck said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

Hi Cherie! Congrats on the book! I am already a follower of your blog. My favorite fabric? That's a hard one! I love all the choices of cottons for quilting. And I have recycled tattered quilts into teddy cute!

Ally said...

Hi Cherie, Congrats on being in the book.

My go to fabric is usually denim, but lately I've been experimenting with adding vinyl. Would love to transition to leather, but that's kind of scary to me right now.


littlekahootz said...

Following on Google+!

My favorite fabric I've ever bought was actually an interpretation of Starry Starry Night that I bought to make a purse for my MIL since she loves it. I still have some bits here that I'm trying to figure out what to make with it.

laura at littlekahootz dot com

Black Kettle said...

I would love to win a copy, it looks great! My favorite fabric right now is lace. I don't know what I'm going to make yet but it's going to be fabulous.

StephanieC said...

i subscribe via email (new!) and my favorite fabric was the lace I made my wedding eil from.

Luanda said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I just received a sewing machine for Christmas and I'm just so excited to put it to the test.
I'm a somewhat inexperienced sewer but my favorite fabric to work with in the past has been cotton. Simply because it's been the one fabric that I was reasonably successful using.
My email is

Jennifer said...

Cherie, congrats on being in this book. It looks amazing!
I love to work with linens because I love to embellish them by hand. I already subscribe to your blog.

Jan said...

Oooh, this book looks good!!! My current fave fabric is a piece of a Japanese silk kimono in a peachy color with chrysanthemums. I used some to make a patchwork ball for a new nephew, out of pentagons. It looks great, but I should have used stronger thread instead of a glam shiny one, because the soft-stuffed ball invites everyone to squeeeeeeze it.

Miss Jean said...

following with Google friend connect

Jennifer Sumner Designs said...

Hi Cherie! What fun! I'd love to win this book. Please add me to the list : ) I have stacks of fabric, one of my first loves, recently I've been using fabric for backdrops for photographing my jewelry and gift items I sell on-line. ~ Jennifer

Teena said...

New follower! I love any kind of fun vintage fabric that I can get my hands on. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I follow you on my RSS reader. I'm just learning to sew and have this beautiful pink flowy fabric I am going to make a dress for my daughter with. My email is duckysblue(at)gmail(dot)com

Originals by Lauren said...

Cherie, I am now following your blog. I love fabric and making anything out of all kinds of fabric, so the book would be alot of fun

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win, I'm a follower

StudioCherie said...

The winner is Marci! Thanks everyone for entering.