I promised a giveaway this lovely Monday, and I am going to deliver (it's gonna be a two-fer)! But I feel a little sheepish because the first book I'm giving away - Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross? It's maybe not-so-great on the technical side of things. I just looked on Amazon and the reviews were...ummm...nasty?
I love Heather Ross. I love her artwork and I love her fabrics. So when I had a coupon for half off one book somewhere, I snatched up Weekend Sewing. I loved reading through it, more for the stories of Heather's history and interest in sewing than for the patterns themselves.
I read the book and placed it lovingly on my bookshelf. And I have never picked it up again! What a waste.
It's a lovely book and deserves to go to a new home where it might inspire new sewing, new projects, or a new vintage sewing machine purchase?
Don't fear, if you have no interest in Heather's book or you already own it, I have a back-up prize. I recently subscribed to KnipMode, a Dutch women's garment sewing magazine. It compares to Burda WOF but with pattern pieces that are much easier to see and trace! I got an extra copy of the March edition for some reason, so I'm also giving away the March 2010 KnipMode magazine. It's in Dutch, but with Yahoo's Babel Fish I was easily able to have the pages translated and the patterns were fairly easy to understand.
For today's giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment here. Since there are two prizes, I need you to tell me which one you'd want, and then tell me what is your favorite Heather Ross fabric (if you have one), or what project is up next on your cutting table?
I'm heading out to Florida with my family so I'm going to leave this giveaway up until Friday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. CST. I'll post the winner on Saturday morning.
Thanks so much for playing along, everyone!