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Monday, November 1, 2010

My First Giveaway

Hello everyone! I must say that my Monday was made a whole lot brighter when I received an email from Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl this morning. She informed me that I had won her giveaway. Don't you love that kind of news to start your day?!! Thanks Brittany!

I have decided to have my first giveaway. I am a craft book junkie as anyone who knows me can tell you! Just look at my bookshelves in my new craftroom-loaded to the brim with books. So, I chose my favorite apron book by EllynAnne Geisel that has the basic bib apron pattern and I purchased another copy to give away to one of you. But wait, there's more(I love that cheesy infomercial stuff!) I made a quick little apron with pockets from a tutorial from Sew Many Ways to throw in and last, but not least, a bag of chocolate covered peanuts. One of the things I love about aprons are the memories they bring back for me. My mom always had an apron on and in her apron pockets were-you guessed it-chocolate covered peanuts! So here we go with the giveaway rules:1) please leave a comment on this post and make sure there is an email to contact you 2) for an extra entry, become a follower of Flatrock Cabin or remind me that you are 3) for a third entry, put a note about my giveaway on your blog and spread the word and let me know you did. I hope I get to meet alot of new crafters and apron enthusiasts through this giveaway!

Now I want to show you what I have been up to in my new craftroom. I have had this Christmas collar cut out and unsewn for about 6 years! Well, I finally completed it. I started with a pattern for the basic collar but I used Christmas tree appliques from an old book of iron on designs. I think it will look cute with a turtleneck . The possibilities are endless when I consider the other holidays. Maybe I will make one without the appliques and just pick a real pretty fall leaf fabric.
I am going to leave you with a little Mickey. I hope you can see this easily in the picture, but she has a habit of sitting under my dining room table after dinner with her little chin resting on the rungs of a chair. It is like she is just too tired to hold her head up herself! She is priceless!

Please enter my giveaway. I will draw a winner on Sunday. Have a great evening and take care. Nancy


  1. Wow am I first?? I'm just discovering aprons have a "fashion sense" of their own, thanks to Apronicity - who knew? I'd love to win the goodies, most especially the book! I'm also following you on Google as webdiva9794 and I'll post a link on Facebook for you! My email is

  2. Hello!
    Cute giveaway--I love that aprons are making a comeback (though I don't think they should have gone away in the first place :)

  3. I just became a follower, but realized I forgot my email in my previous post. It's

  4. Giveaways are so much fun. I hope you enjoy this one as much as the winner will! Thanks for having us.

  5. I am already a follower. We Nancys have to stick together.

  6. It only takes a win on another blog to make you want to pass along the giveaway fever! Thanks for the chance to win your cute apron!

  7. I am already a follower of your blog!

  8. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It is much appreciated. You have lots of great ideas and I love your new craft room. I am envious! Hope you have a great day.

  9. Ooooh! I need to make a few aprons for different things and would LOVE to win this book as well as your adorable apron:)

    I am a follower of your blog.

    Congratulations on winning a giveaway!

  10. Nancy it's nice to meet you! Thank you very much for entering my giveaway and for following along as well. It's really great to meet new blog friends like you.

    Your apron giveaway is adorable. How precious. I would love to be entered and I'm now following you as well. Thank you for the chance.
    How neat we are both giving away aprons. He!

    Happy Fall Blessings! ~Melissa :)

  11. What a wonderful little giveaway, thank you!

  12. I'm your newest follower on bloglovin'.

  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I am a wanna be Chef so I totally need a new apron!! You should come over and see my First Ever giveaway and my 2nd giveaway too.

    A Scentsy $20 gift card

    A handmade Nativity Set:

  14. That is an awesome giveaway...I just love aprons, and I am just getting into them. I have two now.

  15. Just found your blog by way of Pretty Handy Girl. I agree with one of the other comments...not really sure why aprons went out of style in the first place. I love to wear an apron when I'm working in the kitchen...although I don't have any that just tie around the waist like the one in your giveaway. I was at a craft festival this weekend and was amazed at how many vendors were selling aprons! Yay! I'm enjoying your blog and your kitty is adorable. :)