Sew Mama Sew Giveaway – Material Obsession + Bird Fabrics [CLOSED]


***We have a winner! Congrats to MT (#262), whose dream job is aΒ “little craft store tucked in a quiet street corner…with regular customers who are more of a friend than a customer”. Love it! Please email me your address, MT, and I’ll ship out the package.***

I’m a little late to the party, but I’m joining in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway! It’s a giveaway bonanza, and I discovered a lot of amazing sewing blogs last time around and am looking forward to discovering more this round. I also loved reading all the comments!

This time, I’m offering up a fantastic quilting book, Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. It’s in pristine condition and very inspiratonal. Full of fresh, modern quilting ideas and instructions, this is a must-have if you’re a quilter. Even if you’re not a quilter, the photographs are so beautiful, it’s pure visual candy and worth having.

PLUS, I’m throwing in some bird-themed fabric! I was going to title this post “For the birds” but I figured I would be the only one that would find that amusing. I have (from top to bottom) a 1/4 yard of Robert Kaufman, 1/2 yard of Kokka, and 1 1/2 yards of Michael Miller. All three are 100% cotton and are super cute.

To enter, please leave a comment with your dream job(s). Mine would be to design kids’ clothing and to start my own shop (with my own textile designs maybe?). And ooh, I’d want to create an online magazine too…

Other details:

– The giveaway will be open until May 10, 2013, 5pm PST.
– Β I will announce the winner on May 12th, selected via random number generator.
– The prize will be shipped by May 15th
– Yes! I will ship internationally.

Good luck! If you’re new here, welcome, and I hope you’ll take a little peek around. There’s a lot of sewing of the kid variety, some doodling, a little baking/cooking and the occasional rambling musings here.



319 thoughts on “Sew Mama Sew Giveaway – Material Obsession + Bird Fabrics [CLOSED]

  1. Oooh .. I can’t decide .. I like the idea of a job where I can work from home at my own hours so I can be here for my kids .. but I also like the idea of a fully decked out studio .. and knowing me and my uhm, habit? of collecting fabrics, and wool and god knows what other crafty things it’d HAVE to have classes and what not!

  2. Great dream job! Can I borrow??? πŸ™‚
    Other than the dream job I’m living now, I’d love to travel around the world teaching others to sew and help develop sewing coops within underprivileged communities. Sharing something I love in a way that could make a difference in the lives of others = DREAM for sure! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance….love your giveaway even if it is for the birds! πŸ˜‰

  3. I’ve got four more years of schooling for my dream job – an infectious disease researcher. Fun, fun, I know πŸ™‚ Sewing and running keep me sane

  4. Hmm…. any job where I have the opportunity to improve services for those with serious behavioral health disorders. Random perhaps, but I’m getting a doctoral degree in public administration and policy for a reason. πŸ™‚

  5. Awe, that is a lovely giveaway. I think my dream job would be to run an orphanage…helping those in need. Thank you.

  6. Hmm – I really love teaching (my current job), but I’d also love to be able to work my hobby of sewing into a job, too;)

  7. I wanted to be a wildlife photographer. I LOVE that bird fabric! Your blog title would have been too funny!

  8. My dream job would be working for a non-profit focused on getting girls interested in math and science!

  9. I’d love to have a fabric shop. One that has a variety and I have plenty of time to sew, teach sewing, and can sell items I make.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. My dream job would be to have my own bakery, or a bakery and a fabric store. how I would combine those I have no idea. and thank you for your sweet give away.

  11. My dream job would be owner of a quilt shop!!!
    I would love to win one! The book is awesome and I love bird fabric!!!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  12. I think I would like to visit all the quilt shops across the United States and purchase all the new fabric as I go

  13. Well, the job I have now is pretty dreamy, raising my boys in my little kingdom in the country. But quilting full time would be pretty awesome too!

  14. I’d love to be an interior designer, or get the guts to start my own photography studio.

    Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

  15. I would love to be a woman or kids clothes designer at J.Crew and I would love to win your giveaway πŸ˜‰

  16. My dream job would be an architect. I didn’t realize how much I loved working in that side of my brain until I completed college with a totally different degree and then started sewing and reading patterns. So I have decided that sewing fills that passion in my life.

  17. I love everything about your blog! Thank you for sharing a little of your life and artistic passions! For me, my dream always to be a daring, world-traveling archaeologist, like Indiana Jones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I guess my dream job would be to become a Disney Travel Agent. πŸ™‚ And go to Disney World a lot to research. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. My dream job would be to earn a living going to college. I suppose given the right study path, I might earn enough in grants to do it…

  20. I’m pretty lucky that I actually love my ‘real’ job but I would love to give it all up and stay home with the kids full time. Can that be a dream job? I guess if I was paid to stay home! Otherwise I think I would love to do anything creative, I’m constantly changing and starting new projects so would absolutely have to be something that as the ability to change!

  21. I’d be an archaeologist! I loved it when I studied it. Would also love to have my own little bookshop and cafe. πŸ™‚

  22. My dream job would be just about anything in the quilting world. Pattern or fabric designer would be great. I don’t need to be “known”, my passion of quilting and making a living just need to collide. : )

  23. My dream job would be to own my own boutique (but still have time to spend as a super mom) or even better be paid to be a stay at home mom so I wouldn’t have to worry about book keeping and the not so fun parts about being a business owner πŸ˜‰

  24. I am very happy to say that I have a dream job (I make cartoons), but I would love to better balance my CG work with my time in the sewing studio. It always seems like I don’t get enough time to do what I want (children clothing design).
    I LOVE those bird fabrics (and at least I would have appreciated your original title for the post).

  25. My dream job would be to own a successful quilt shop. It would make me so happy waiting for the mail man to drop off hundreds of pounds of fabric to my shop! Just have to remember that I cannot keep ALL of the fabric. lol Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve heard many great things about this book!

  26. My dream job would be something to do with playing with fabric all day πŸ˜‰

    Oh and I thought “For the birds”as a title would have been fab hehe!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I just found your blog and I love it! The clothes you make are wonderful! My dream job is to be a farmer. I love the thought of spending all day in the dirt with my kids by my side harvesting food and caring for animals!

  28. My dream job would be to be an interior designer. I love the colours and textures that come with personalising a house. An added bonus would be to be able to touch and feel all that fabric when finishing off a house, from cushions to curtains to rugs and place mats.

  29. What a great question! I would love to have my own bookstore or work at a small library.

  30. I am very fortunate to already “work” as a childrens seamstress, I am looking to start classes teaching sewing next month, beyond what I already do and love… I would love to design fabric and patterns and have a studio space / workshop space which would also double as a fabric shop.

  31. Beautiful fabrics and I have been eyeing that book up. My dream job? Something where I could have a home studio…and make money.

  32. Beautiful giveaway–thank you! My dream job? Neurology P.A. Or children’s librarian.

  33. The perfect job for me??….mmnn i would really love to be a well-paid stay at home mum so i could manage our little family without having to run and run and run all the time from one place to another…at least until my children grow up a little bit more. Thanks soooo much for this fantastic blog!!

  34. What lovely fabric! and nice book too!
    I’d like to own my own craft shop, anything from supplies to handmade products. thanks for the chance!

  35. I just realized that my dream job is to be Kermit’s costume designer! sigh!
    love the books and the fabric- thanks for the chance! lovely blog- slightly healthier chocolate chip cookies are right up my alley!

  36. My dream non-job is to be a mum, I was lucky that I had a dream paid job for 5 years before moving country so I’m not hankering after that anymore! Thanks

  37. My dream job would involve lots of traveling, art appreciation and working with fabrics too!
    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway

  38. To stay at home and focus on my health and be able to do volunteer work and somehow have magic income so I didn’t ever need a “real job”.

    Love this giveaway – and I have a bird named Bird!

  39. Oohhhh great giveaway, love the bird fabric! Dream job is pattern designer / fabric designer…though Gail and I have fantasized about opening a fabric boutique together in Portland, which is probably my DREAM dream job.

  40. My dream job is to be a travel writer/photographer! I love the bird fabric, thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  41. I would love to edit designers fabrics, give a chance to all those creative people around, like yourself, and help them bring their designs to live. Even patterns. And of course an on line magazine!!

    Thanks for the give away, the fabrics are lovely!!!!

  42. I feel like I already do my dream job… I’m a designer and illustrator. I do graphic design and illustration, and the jobs I do for that support my ability to be a knitwear designer.

  43. Lovely giveaway thankyou πŸ™‚ My dream job would be to work in a childrens library – selecting and reading kids books all day long!

  44. Hi Sanae. My dream job…I did have one once. I’m a marine biologist and my office had a view to the Caribbean sea, plus expending days diving and in beautiful beaches :P…although I loved my scientific career, family was important for me too and biologic clock was ticking. For now not Caribbean sea or exciting adventures, but always in my mind and guts I have this tickling thing for design, creativity and hand made; then I probably will borrow your dream job!. I would like to be a fashion designer (mainly kids) and using my own designed fabrics. Thanks for you give away it is lovely.

  45. I had my dream job being a Mum. The best job in the world, I think! Now I just enjoy sewing every day. Thank you for a very nice giveaway. Love those bird fabrics!

  46. Lovely question! A while ago I thought my dream job would be the one I already have but now IΒ΄d happily trade it for being a kids clothing pattern designer.

  47. I would love to make a living out of quilting! Hey ho you never know it could happen!

  48. I love the bird fabric! I am so lucky, I currently am working in two of my dream jobs, a stay home mom and part time long arm quilter. Great question!

  49. So easy I dream about it all the time. owning and running a little cafΓ© / antiques shop in a picturesque location.

  50. I’d love to be in charge of picking which fabric, and yarn, ranges/colourways get produced.


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  51. Like a few other commenters have said, I’d love a dream non-job. Even though I only work part time I’d love to spend more time supporting my kids. They are growing up so fast, I’d love to be making the most of it.
    The bird fabric is just gorgeous. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  52. My dream job would be owner of a fabric shop with a little sewing workshop. Thanks!

  53. i want a job where i have to sew one day and thenlead rock climbing trips the next. maybe on my sewing days i could dress up a little and work in a fancy office? i’d also get to try out the latest craft supplies and go to craft shows

  54. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I think my dream job is to own a fabric and cross stitch shop. I would also like to own a small bakery making delicious handmade cakes. Or maybe a fabric/cross stitch shop had had a small cafe selling cakes too.

  55. I would love to own a quilt store. Thanks for the chance to win

  56. Oh I would love to have double the time!!
    I am a fashion designer (specialised in costumes). But with having kids & everything it’s kind of complicated getting organised.
    So what I really like to do is having my own little fashion line for kids & mamas(!) incl knitwear. Plus I would like to keep up with my handmade webside.. and do lots and lots of patterns&tutorials! πŸ™‚

  57. Love all the fabrics – and your blog.
    My dream job would be a travel writer., perhaps even a blogger on a round-the-world trip with my two beautiful children, before they get too big and don’t want to go with me!

  58. the dream, to create from a little white studio come shop with a little tea rooms serving club sandwiches, simple enough, ohh and with a dedicated room for the littles to zoom around in when i am working.

  59. I stay at home with the kids and write crochet patterns and make uteri, I’m pretty much living the dream.

    Now if only the dream was a little more successful… πŸ˜‰

  60. I think being an interior decorator would be fun. Creating beautiful spaces with other people’s money, cool! Great giveaway, I’m crazy over bird fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. I love my job as an ESL teacher but I fantasize about a shop of my own. However, what I would sell in said shop varies from time to time: fabric, kids clothes, books, tacos have been my recent daydreams. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  62. I would love to own a small coffee shop or fabric store where I can keep my kids with me during the day. a girl can dream!

  63. I think I would love to work on film sets – working with the writers and directors. Totally different world from what I do!

  64. that book looks right up my alley! always looking for modern quilting ideas. i do love many aspects of nursing, but my dream job might be to work in the shop from your dream job. that way i don’t have the pressure of running my own shop, but i could still do what i love and have a very gifted mentor!

  65. I LOVE bird fabric!!! My dream job would be to have a brick and mortar fabric shop that also had space for crafters to set up small stalls and sell their items. And in the back would be a small room where I could sew and keep my kids while still working πŸ™‚ Ah, it’s nice to dream!

  66. My dream job would be to have a fabric, yarn and chocolate shop where I could meet like minded ladies like myself who dream of their future projects.

  67. πŸ™‚ I already have a dream job, I own a little fabric shop. Of course, there are still new projects, my own fabric line would be great, too but for now I am very happy with what I have. Thanks for a chance to win!

  68. I have so many dream jobs – lots to do in this one life of mine πŸ™‚

    – I’d like to go back to being a crisis therapist again (that was in my previous life before kiddos – it’s not for everyone, but I enjoyed it)
    – I’d like to grow Crafting Connections into a full time job πŸ™‚
    – I’d LOVE to become an interior decorator.
    – I’d like to own my own brick and mortar creative shop full of beautiful, independent artists and that hosts classes!

  69. What a super fabulous giveaway! I ‘m already pretty lucky as my work involves fabric and sewing, but I would love to add fabric designer to the list!

  70. I am teaching middle school and I teach sixth graders to sew o me period a day. It is my dream job!

  71. Thanks for the giveaway! My dream job would include a lot of fabrics, sewing and be able to work from home, maybe I should turn into a kids cloths designer or something like that, I would be perfectly happy…

  72. My dream job would be to work in a fabric store (like Fields Fabric in Kalamazoo, MI). I don’t want management responsibility. I just want to work with fabric all day and to get an employee discount.

  73. Ice cream taste tester immediately comes to mind, but I’d also like having a PBS show like Katie Brown workshop, except that my taste is a lot more modern than hers I think!

  74. I would love to be a chocolatier, but know I’d just end up eating the stock – hahaha.

    Thnak you for a great package and the chance to win it. The book looks fantastic and the bird fabrics are just amazing.

  75. oh, i don’t remember how i found you but it’s been so inspiring and interesting reading your blog. i have my dream job- staying home drinking coffee, doing a little sewing, a little baking with maybe a nap? but i doesn’t pay well!

  76. My dream job would be to run a sewing workshop/instruction studio. Or a kid’s clothing shop. Or be a floral designer. I’m too indecisive to have any job… let alone a dream job. πŸ˜‰

  77. a fabric shop that I can use the fabric from without losing money πŸ˜‰

  78. I want to run a shop where I make art and furniture for kid’s rooms. And sew kid related things, too, of course! Although I happen to enjoy my day job luckily…

  79. I want you to be a clothing designer. I mean, I’m too cheap to buy designer clothes, but would love to drool over them!

    I wish I knew what my dream job was…..maybe homesteading. That sounds a little dreamy somedays!

  80. Dream job would be working behind the scenes in the National Gallery or the Serpentine Gallery or teh Guggenheim…. hmmm museums and/or art!

  81. I’m fickle and change my mind often, but at the moment I would like to be a landscape artist or an author.

  82. What a wonderful giveaway! My dream job would be to create & sew girls clothes all day – what I do for my daughter, but get paid for it πŸ˜‰

  83. Oh Sanae – please follow that kidswear design dream! I can’t even begin to imagine how awesome that would be:)

  84. To own a quilting retreat offering workshops, fabric and good food. Somewhere warm and beautiful.

  85. I would love to work as a teacher in a children’s hospital for children who are too ill to attend a regular classroom!

  86. Great giveaway! My dream job would be to get paid to read blogs all day long! πŸ™‚ My next best choice would be a book reviewer – I did this for my college newspaper and it was a great gig – you get free books, you get to go to author events, and you get paid to share your thoughts and opinions on books.

  87. Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Boos looks amazing and I love the fabrics,so generous of you.My dream from childhood job is to work in library and new one is to have yarn or craft shop.Have a lovely day.

  88. Nice! I think I am doing my dream job-I’m staying at home with my kids :). It is a challenge sometimes, but I am so thankful I am able to do this for now!

  89. I would love to have a physical shop to sell my handmade things and these from all other people whoose work I like/love to support them. And i would love to make craft workshops. Thanks for the giveaway and many greetings from Spain!

  90. I’d love to be a pattern tester. I love a good challenge. Plus I write technical instructions for a living and would like to be on the other side sometimes.

  91. My dream job would be to own my own quilt shop. Thank you for the giveaway. I love books and birds so I would be thrilled to win.

  92. My dream job would be to travel the world and report on interesting places.

  93. I would love to run my own garden shop. Plants and flowers just make me so happy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. it’s so tough to pick *one* dream job. I wish I was a backup singer for a great musician, I wish I owned a craft store, I wish I was a legislator or a CEO of an important company… see? diverse interests πŸ™‚

  95. My dream job would be to own a nursery (garden) and run the greenhouse

  96. What a generous giveaway! My dream job would be to have a haberdashery shop that also had space for a workshop & lesson room and a cafe.

  97. Have an own online shop with handcrafted things and material πŸ˜‰
    Have a sunny day and thank you for the chance.

  98. I have got my dream job, I’m a teacher and I love it!
    That’s an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!

  99. Dream job? One that allows me time to do the creative stuff! and all that. I think I would like to make custom clothes designs for the awkward shaped out there. Folks in wheelchairs, who need easy access clothes but really want stylish. Hows that for a dream job?

  100. I currently have my dream job of being a pediatric physical therapist but I would love to teach kids how to sew.

  101. love the first bird print! my dream job would be sewing dolls and backing cookies :-))

  102. Right now being a SAHM is my dream job. Someday I will figure out how to earn money again!

  103. learn to Bind pretty and finish a bunch of quilts, my family has tripled in 2 yrs and now I have another new gbaby in Dec, so every yr, My dream Quilt gets put off and my Blog is about Birds, so this is a perfect Giveaway for me. To win this Book and Fabric I guess is what I am saying. it might just change the coarse of my dream Quilt. Whew!

  104. My dream job… own a health and wellness center that is FREE for underserved communities! and I love love love those bird fabrics – thanks for the chance!

  105. Dream job: be a potter in Vermont, or, design and sew costumes for the ballet. Hopefully one of those will happen someday:)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  106. My dream job is to become a sewer and teach how to sew for young boys and girls…

  107. Favourite job…Hmm…something with animals. Or owning a fabric store…which would probably easier cuz I am allergic to most animals so shelter work for example would be impossiblem even though that would be great!

  108. My dream job would be to design picture books and accompanying toys and quilts. And to make them myself, too.

  109. Woah, those are SO CUTE! My dream job would involve travel and crafting or sewing. Not sure what that would be but I’s definitely not what I’m doing now lol.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  110. I would love to be a librarian at either the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, San Diego Zoo OR the International Quilt Museum. Being around things I love every day?? Thanks so much for the chance!

  111. My dream job is to have my own B&B here in the Willamette Valley, nestled against the Cascades. Taking care of folks is too much fun! There’d also have to be a focus on quilting retreats!!!

  112. My dream job is also to own/design a children’s clothing line – heavily influenced by European fashion. But I also think it’d be pretty awesome to design and make shoes.

  113. I have my dream job. I’m a nurse in a small dialysis clinic in a big city. I work hard 3-12 hour days a week. Being as loving, caring and hardworking as I can be. To unwind I quilt like a crazy woman, I am making a lap quilt for each of my patients, 12 done, 52 to go!!!!! I have 2 wonderful kids that I am so so proud of!!!!! Can life be any better than that??????

  114. My dream job would be to open a shop selling all my hand made crafts. Has been for a long time.. I have a name… “Handmade Heaven”. Doubt I’ll ever make this heaven tho! Thanks for the drawing. I love the birds!

  115. I’d love to sell fabric! I’m not sure whether that would decrease the amount I bought or increase it though!

  116. My dream job would be owning either a horse ranch out west or a ski resort in Utah.

  117. Gardening in the winter and then making jewelry/cards in the winter. Luckily my day job lets me do both. Love the bird fabric.

  118. Love this question! Hard though to answer.. I have to say I kind of already have it.. I work from home at my own hours and I am here with my children..but then I think of the future when they are grown and my dream job would be to own a fittness center complete with a spa and cafe and health store.

  119. My dream job would be to own a bridal shop. Thanks for the chance to win.

  120. I have no clue yet what I want to be when I grow up. But I guess my dream job would be to get paid to come up with ideas. I have so many great ideas floating around in my head that I think people could RUN with, I just don’t have the energy to do it:-) For now, though, I’m pretty happy at home with the kids – the pay sucks, for sure, and I’d love some more mad money to travel with, but ultimately I know I’m really very blessed!

  121. Well I think my dream job would be to be a relationship counselor.. a SUCCESSFUL one of course! Part time of course, so I had plenty of time to sew πŸ˜‰

  122. I have 2 dream jobs. 1 – working in non-profits knowing that I’m helping someone. 2 – working at a place like a quilt store so I can do something fun all day!

  123. I have my dream job – stay at home mom. Now I just need some dream vacation time!

  124. My dream job would be working with newborns, either as a midwife or a baby nurse. I make realistic baby dolls but I would love to play with the real thing every day!

  125. Mine would be making bags or building furniture or designing kitchens!
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  126. Dream job?? Hmm…I would have to say owning a quilt shop and designing my own prints. Thanks for the chance!

  127. I would love to be an elementary teacher. I subbed in elementary for 2 weeks and would love to do it full time when the kids are all grown.

  128. Howdy! I love that bird fabric!! I HAVE my dream job, as a stay at home mom to my two daughters, ages 10 and 7. I was a HS physics teacher for 10 years before then, and I would love to go back to that once my girls are grown. That is my other dream job!

  129. I have what I consider a dream job for now. I’m a stay at home mommy. The only thing that would make it better would be for the girls to get along better, house to clean itself, and more time for sewing.

  130. Hi Sanae!
    I think my dream job would be to own a yoga studio next to a pizzeria near a vineyard by the beach. πŸ™‚
    What a wonderful giveaway, thanks for hosting

  131. I have my dream job… I always wanted to be a full time Mommy and I am! I feel so blessed πŸ™‚

  132. I dream of being a winemaker, with a sewing studio overlooking my vineyard! The bird fabrics fit right in!

  133. My dream job would be doing something crafty & creative — not sure what that is!

  134. I would have found the ‘For The Birds’ blog title funny! But then, I do love all things bird related, I love bird fabrics, & I even have a Pinterest board that’s called Put A Bird On It – though that’s probably over-sharing(?). My dream job would be a textile designer with a sideline in homewards, quilt & bag patterns. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  135. I would love to own quilt fabric & sewing shop and teach people how to sew & quilt. And I would love to design fabric also.

  136. Yes your dream job is mine as well. I’m working on making that come true, maybe in a year from now I will. NIce fabrics you picked for us!!! Thanks

  137. I do miss teaching, so when the kids are older I might like to go back to that. Thanks for the chance to win!

  138. I would love to become a fashion designer and seamstress as a profession.. And thats what I exactly do at my blog , TheHobbyHarbor drafting sewing patterns and sewing πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway.. Following on blogloving and Nice to meet you..

  139. I had my dream job, but had to give it up when we moved πŸ™ I was a school media specialist (librarian) in an elementary school – I miss it and hope that someday a position will open up near my new home. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  140. I always wanted to be a writer (too bad I never sit down and write… can’t be good at a thing you never do!) or a musician (too bad I’m not very musical :D). You did say “dream” job, right?

    For my giveaway I asked people to tell me about their favourite craft book and quite a few people mentioned Material Obsessions – I’d never actually seen it before seeing this post, though! Unless I somehow win, I think I’ll have to borrow it from the library! The cover is lovely.

  141. i think I would love to be a quilting teacher and help others to become passionate about quilting or I would enjoy working in a children’s book store .
    I love this book and the bird fabrics are so fun- they would make a cute bag for a birding friend.
    Regards from Alberta Canada,

  142. I’m so glad that I found your blog today (via straightgrain). Looks so fabulous and inspiring! And I adore bird fabric.

    My dream job would be cookbook writer, photographer and designer. A fun way to combine and share what I feel most passionate about.

  143. I’d LOVE to work for a lifestyle magazine like Mollie Makes or The Simple Things – then I can legitimately look at fabric/wool/interiors all day long!

  144. I have just gone back to design school so my ideal job would be to form a graphic design firm with some of my classmates. We are all older students and each have our own areas of expertise. Mine is textile construction and typography. Others are experts with interior design, illustration, financial matters, and photography. This would be my dream.

  145. I want to work in a fabric or quilt shop, but it wouldn’t cover my house payment. Maybe someday, when I “retire.” Working in a gift shop in a National Park might be fun, too – people on vacation don’t seem stressed to me. Goodbye, Corporate America! πŸ™‚

  146. My dream job would be running my own fabric store. I’d be in heaven!

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  147. My dream job would include design but I am a lawyer… so how is that going to fit in?

  148. i agree with you. i would like to work in something related to sewing.
    the bird fabric are gorgeous!!!! i fall in love!

  149. I’d love to design with and advertising agency! Most of my experience is in retail design, which gets kind of monotonous!

  150. My dream job would be to have my own fabric shop. This way, I could be a fabric whore (pardon the language!) without the guilt. Who wouldn’t love to get paid to be surrounded by all that glorious color and texture!?

  151. I’d love a sewing studio/bookshop/tea shop combined. The sort of place you can hang out and sew or read, drink tea and eat cake and maybe take home some lovely fabric or a great book.

  152. My dream job would be to be a princess. No? OK, more realistically I’d love to work in archaeology decoding ancient texts (I have zero background in history or linguistics so it’s just as far fetched as the princess gig….)

  153. My dream job is a bed and breakfast (has been for a long time). I would have a little room for my sewing and crafting, a garden to grow veggies and flowers (to use in the B&B of course) and some chickens and goats. Also, I would sell my homemade jams.

  154. I’d love to be a textile designer and run my own fabric shop. I also enjoy designing children’s clothes so I’d do that as well and offer my patterns for sale! I’d also offer sewing classes for kids because I love to teach!

  155. My dream job would be to run a no-kill animal shelter. Thanks for a chance to win!

  156. My dream job would be to be a full-time quilting teacher, traveling around meeting quilters and sharing my love of fabric with them all! Thank you for a great giveaway opportunity.

  157. I would have laughed at the “for the birds”! My dream job would be to design my own fabrics.

  158. i would love to be a dog breeder, love birds, i used to have 50 in my aviary, i was a cockatiel breeder, now i’m down to 11 lol

  159. When I was a kid I dreamed of becoming a paint mixer and concocting up the most beautiful colours for artists…

  160. dream job would be a part time chef and part time clothes maker. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  161. My dream job would be some sort of ecologist/conservationist during nice weather and lots of time to garden, sew, and knit.

  162. have my own fabric shop… maybe with a sewing class.
    thank you for the giveaway!

  163. How fun would it be to own a quilt shop but not have the headache of owning a business?!

  164. Dream job? Professional beach sitter? Professional tourist? I am good with either!

  165. I would love to own a quilt shop with bolts upon bolts of fabrics, notions, threads, books, batting…. etc etc etc. Thanks for the chance!!

  166. Hands down (pun intended)! I’d be a puppeteer!With the rod puppet type, not marionettes as I’m not a fan of untangling string. Just ask my bobbin!

  167. Oh my gosh!!! I am in love with that fabric!! I totally have an obsession with birds and even more so of birds and the antique like cages!! Love them! Ok dream job: ability to work from home designing fabric or patterns (for knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, and sewing!). That would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  168. My dream job… I kinda feel like I’m living the dream, homeschooling my kids, adopting, sewing in the meantime. I guess if I could have a few extra hours in the day to sew that would be the rest of the dream! πŸ™‚

  169. Ooh cute bird fabrics! Did you ever see that Portlandia episode ‘put a bird on it’ ? Ha anyways. My dream job would be to own a fabric store! Original huh!? But seriously, that would just be heaven…

  170. Oh wow. I love the look of the book, and the fabrics are just the cutest!

    I would love to be a costume historian, identifying and describing old clothes, and also making historical costumes.

  171. That quilt is beautiful. My dream job is to not have a job. I am so ready to retire and spend my time doing what I want to do. Owning a fabric/quilt shop would be second on the list.

  172. Stay at home mom and time to do fun projects with kids. Thanks for chance to win.

  173. My dream job would be to own a quilt shop, online or brick-and-mortar, I don’t care either way. I would love to spend my working days surrounded by beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win those birdies!

  174. I don’t have a dream job-I am happily retired after working 32 years for the State of Florida.

  175. I’d love to have a job that allowed me to learn something new each week – love learning new things and I’ve had so many jobs that I’ve enjoyed that I can’t pick just one thing! Thanks you for the giveaway and am glad to have learned about this book.

  176. I would love to own a fabric store/teaching place. To meet and be with all the creative people. That would be great! Thanks for the chance. Maybe to be a pattern designer…..oh too many dreams!

  177. I would love to own a handmade gift shop, that would be pretty cool! the7thsphere (at) gmail (dot) com

  178. I’d love to own an online fabric shop. Cut fabric in my pajamas for pay? Perfect!

  179. A little craft store tucked in a quiet street corner…with regular customers who are more of a friend than a customer πŸ™‚

  180. I would love to paint, canvases not walls. Still looking for a patron! Thanks for the chance.

  181. I have been trying to figure out what my dream job would be for a long time. Maybe have a teaching garden for both kids and adults.

  182. Ooooooooooooooooo birdies! Yay! My dream job would be … a beach naturalist. I would get to help kids and adults learn about the creatures on our beaches and in the waters just offshore. And when the really really really low tides happened, I’d get to tromp around in big rubber boots, splashing and finding amazing things in tidepools and such!

    Or maybe … an Orca specialist! Go out and track Orcas on their travels around Puget Sound, and watch the Orca-poop-sniffing dog at work. (True thing! It exists! HEE!)

  183. Dream job? Sleeping baby snuggler. Squishy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  184. Dream job? Not working! I am ready to retire and enjoy life but my bank account says “NO” so I guess I will keep plugging along!

  185. It would be great if one could be paid to be crafty! Not sure what form that would take though. Thanks for the chance to win!

  186. I’d love to design little boys clothes as i think they don’t get anywhere near the choice of girls. Failing that I’d be a new born baby cuddler, or professional chocolate taster…

  187. I LOVE this book and bundle. Really and truly! I hope I win, so I better answer the question. This is kind of backward, but I quit being an attorney for my dream job: staying home with my now-three boys. I am so happy to be here. I’ll go back another day. Right now I’m living the life, watching three amazing boys grow up. Thank you so much!

  188. Dream job. . . . . I’m not sure exactly what it would be but it would be something that would allow me time with my family, allow me to be creative, and something that would be helping people. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  189. My dream job would be a lifestyle photographer.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  190. My dream job would be being a travel photographer and travelbook writer….. ahhhh, dreams….

  191. The fabric is perfection!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    The quilt in th epicture is AMAZING!

    My dream job would be to design women’s accessories…..

  192. My dream job would be to run a small craft shop, maybe with a little tea room attatched, somewhere in the scottish highlands. I’d be a super happy girl πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much for the chance to win, fingers crossed!

  193. While i love sewing alot, my dream job would be to help or tutor children with math and reading.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  194. My dream job would be to wake up each morning and decide that day what would be meaningful and productive, without worrying if the income I am making is sufficient. Now what would that job title be? I love the birds!

  195. My dream job? Hmmmm…I’d like to be a philanthropist, with plenty of resources to help those in need.

  196. My dream job would be to travel the world with my family and volunteer. That counts as a job, right?

  197. oh, another generous giveaway. My dream job would be to work with young adolescent girls to design their own clothing, then draft a pattern and sew it up. I’d also design patterns for this age group and do it all from my own apparel fabric shop/ sewing school. I’ve a bit to learn myself before that can happen though!

  198. My dream job would be being so rich I can just be a philanthropist, and put some money and time where I could really make a difference. And buy a Bernina.

  199. My dream job would be designing quilting/sewing patterns! Or maybe working for a fabric design company.

  200. My dream job is to own a coffee/tea shop and used book store with my daughter! thank you!!

  201. My husband retired this year so we’re not so into jobs right now. I’m living my dream, some of it anyway. Sewing and quilting, living near children and grandchildren, volunteering in the school, being involved in my grandchildren’s lives. I’d love to get paid to travel though. Thanks.

  202. Love love love! my dream job is to operate a makers learning center with a small supply shop front. There would be large craft machines like hot irons, kilns, pottery wheels etc, that you could rent by the hour. Its a very huge ambition, but it is in my future!

  203. Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway! My dream job…hmm…not very unique from many others on here, but working in a fabric shop would definitely be fun! Or, I’m not much of a baker, but helping my sister run her (still hypothetical) bakery would also be amazing!

  204. I do more knitting and crocheting than sewing, so my dream job would be to be a pattern designer (I’m working on it). Either that or own and run a small cafe/bakery.

  205. Right now my dream job is to be a stay at home mom – I currently work full time and we don’t have kids yet πŸ™

  206. I would love to own a fabric & yarn shop. Maybe with a little tea/coffeehouse attached!

  207. My dream job would be to work in a local coffee shop and visit all day…so I would be a professional visitor.

  208. Hmmm… I’ve been trying to answer that same question lately. I haven’t come up with an answer yet though!

  209. either working with fabric or animals. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a wonderful draw.

  210. I would love to own a small book store! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  211. I am doing my dream job – a full-time stay-at-home mom! Soooo thankful to be able to do so! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  212. Wow, this is a super generous giveawayh – thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚ My dream job is having no job (Haha) and being able to craft and create to my hearts content without the huge stress of making stuff to sell.

  213. I would love to work in a fabric shop, preferably one with an attached book store and coffee bar!!

  214. To make a ton of $4 working from home selling my handmade goodies πŸ™‚

  215. Dream job: to make a living as a quilter and maybe open a small book/author themed hotel (like the Sylvia Beach in Oregon) but here in Victoria. Howdy almost neighbour!

  216. My dream job would be to own a fabric store – so I could touch beautiful fabric all day long! πŸ™‚

  217. Well, I just retired and was offered a job in a quilting store in a town I just moved to. So I guess I am getting my dream job! And I just bought Material Obsession 2 and love it.

  218. I would love to teach children to bake. I am a pastry chef by training and would love to pass on the love of baking and cooking to little ones.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  219. I always said I would love to be an activities directory in a retirement home. However, I would become way to attached to the folks there and it would be like a grand parent died each time they went so I changed that idea to one where I work with animals or I work with fabric….Maybe I could put fabric on animals. HAHA :o)

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