I’m still trying to recover from the onslaught of excess at the American Girl store yesterday. It was the birthday girl’s sole wish to be able to fully experience the American Girl world, complete with a lunch (with her newly acquired doll – a gift from both sets of grandparents), so my mom and I took her and her best friend to the massive store for the day. I may talk about it some more later, but I need to go cut out some coupons or something to alleviate the guilt I’m feeling from such extravagance.
While I frugalize my life, I wanted to pop in with a giveaway. Purging and budgeting go hand in hand, right?
I have for you some cheerful fabric in a verdant/yellowish hue. They’re both quilting cotton with so many options beyond quilting, if you so choose. The bold floral on the bottom is Farmers Market by Sandi Henderson, and the more petite flower motif is basicgrey/origins for Moda. Each piece is about a yard and a half.
I’m also including a wonderfully useful reference book on fabrics: Fabrics A to Z: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing. This is a beautiful and handy book, and it’s basically brand new. I already have other reference books, so this one turned out to be extraneous.
So. To enter the giveaway, please answer one of the two questions (or both, if you want!):
1. What’s the best birthday gift you’ve ever received?
2. Do you have a unique quirk that few people know about?
My best birthday gift, hands down, is my sewing machine from 2009. Big surprise, I bet. As for my quirks, I have so many, but the one that comes immediately to mind is that I won’t wear sunglasses. I’ve never been able to — the dark color throws my perception off, and I feel very self-conscious wearing them. A very odd quirk for someone from Los Angeles, I might add. Also, I love to read magazines backwards. I start from the very back and work my way to the table of contents. Maybe it’s because I grew up reading Japanese comic books…anyway, what about you?
The giveaway will be open until next Thursday, August 8th at 5pm. I will announce the winner the next day. And as always, international entries are more than welcome! Good luck!