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Sew, Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to #29, Maureen!

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Welcome visitors from Sew, Mama, Sew! Today is one of my favorite days in the blogosphere, because I discover new-to-me crafty people from around the world. I’m looking forward to spending a few hours this week exploring all sorts of endeavors, from sewing and knitting to pursuits I know much less about, like dyeing and upholstery.

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I’m giving away this lovely hand-knit beret. I must confess that I originally intended it as a present for myself. I carefully selected the pattern from Rocket Boy Knits and the superwash merino wool yarn from Black Sheep Dyeworks with plans to knit myself a three-season hat. And I truly enjoyed both the pattern and the luscious variegated yarn. But it turns out that I’m not a beret person.

If you can stylishly sport a beret, and you’d like a chance to win this one, please leave a comment below. You can comment on anything: your latest project, where you’re from, thoughts on my Etsy shop…whatever you like as long as it’s fun for me to read. I read all the comments, and a plain old “enter me” is no fun on my end. I may even send a second prize to the most delightful/entertaining comment. The giveaway will close at 10pm EST on May 25, and a winner will be chosen at random.

As a thank-you for stopping by, I’ve set up a special offer for free shipping on any item in my Etsy shop, Petite Legume. Use coupon code SEWMAMAMAY for free shipping within the U.S. through the end of May.

(The giveaway is open internationally. If you’ve been to my local post office you’ll understand why I simply can’t offer free shipping around the world for my shop. It would mean hours in line at the post office, which is staffed by a gaggle of slow-moving, cranky individuals. I’m extremely thankful for online methods of shipping packages!)

Thanks for visiting the land of Apparently. Come back anytime – I usually blog about making stuff, but occasionally I diverge to such topics as growing butterflies, visiting museums, other cool stuff I’ve found online, and falling in love.

Now go check out some more blogs!

Mark Your Calendars

SMS Giveaway Day

Sew Mama Sew’s May Giveaway Day will be on May 23! If you haven’t experienced this sort of crafty love before, now’s your chance to discover some interesting new (and old) blogs and perhaps even win some fabric, washi tape, handmade goods and/or other cool stuff that various artisans around the world will be offering. The event is organized by the lovely people at Sew Mama Sew!, an online fabric shop (that isn’t just for the mamas).

This will be my third time participating in Giveaway Day…but I can’t decide what to give away. Options include one of several handknit items that really need a home, a sweet bundle of fat quarters (that’s cotton fabric for you non-sewists), several skeins of mercerized cotton yarn or, of course, a pincushion. There’s also the boy doll, who still needs a home. And a whole lot of Italian buttons.

What would you most like the chance to win from Apparently Craft Headquarters, a.k.a. the corner of my bedroom, provenance of Petite Legume, purveyors of fine sewn stuff? Feel free to mention something I haven’t listed. I have just a few days to decide if it’s something handmade, supplies or both, so I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Love from the Blogosphere

One of my all-time favorite crafty sites is WhipUp.net, where Kathreen Ricketson fosters “a community of artists, crafters and makers who share ideas in a central space.” Her tastes run from old-fashioned to uber-modern, and I’ve learned a great deal about the fabric industry from her insightful posts.

So I was extra-pleased to spy one of my pincushion rings in her latest group of selections from the WhipUp flickr pool!

patchwork on whipup.net

Whipup flickr group: quilty — whip up.