Monday, September 14, 2009

Accoutrement Give Away

Our new line of sewing accoutrements has just come out - thanks to Moda. We designed some of the small essentials needed to keep one organized when sewing. Most of these accessories are easy enough to make on your own out of small scraps of fabric - but just in case you haven't found any extra time lately....I thought we would give away a set. Included are two cloth tape measures - both in small drawstring bags to make them easy for traveling - and, the larger tape has grommets on either end which will let you attach it to your crafting table easily. A fabric roll with pockets for scissors and rotary cutters is made out of our polka dot material and finished with a coral grosgrain ribbon. The small housewife, or sewing kit, is the perfect small book to keep needles, buttons and spare floss. The pin cushion, marked made in 1892, was inspired by an old pin cushion I found years ago in France. Filled with sand, you'll never have to wonder where this pin cushion is- it sits solidly on your work table and holds every pin in the house.
All of our sewing accoutrements are up on our website now and will be available in the new shop - but just for fun, if you are feeling lucky, throw your name into the hat and we will pull out a name at the end of the week. Sew On!

175 comments:

drub-b said...

OH, pls put my name in the hat.

Sherry said...

I love the accoutrements and would love to have my name in the hat for the drawing.

AmyB said...

Such accoutrement would surely make me a more polished seamstress! Things of beauty are a joy forever. The tools should be as lovely as the finished products. - Amy Bauer amy@usdemolition.com

penelopetucker said...

Tossing my name in....and wishing you all the best for your re-opening. Wish I could be there.

Penny Tucker

Tanya said...

Oh pick me please!!! They are charming, every one!

Marie' said...

Oh, I love everything you do. Please put my name in the hat!

anniedavis said...

I would love for my name to be in the hat too! :)

Jamie said...

Please add me to the hat, as well. These are certainly wonderful accountrements - I'm sure I can find a use for! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

TamboinMO said...

Yummy! I love, Love, LOVE the cloth measuring tapes....count me in!

Babsarella said...

Oh WOWZA! These are FANTASTIC and I would LOVE to have my name in the hat!!!

artgurl said...

Put my name in too please!

Margaret said...

I love them all -- please include me in the drawing!

Lorraine said...

I love the new fabric line & would be thrilled to win this cute collection .

julia said...

Hi!
Oh, they're gorgeous! I've seen them @ several websites already and put them on my ever growing wish list...
{Can't wait for Rouenneries to be available in my neck of the woods - it's so very appealing!}
Cheers, Julia

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

These are wonderful pieces. I especially love the fabric tape measures.

Amy said...

I am so excited about your new fabric! Please add my name to the hat...I am crossing my fingers!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks for putting my name in!

Lorrie said...

A lovely giveaway - and doesn't the word accoutrements make it all more elegant?

Lorrie

debbiedino said...

Please put my name in the hat too. Love everything about French General!

KarenB said...

I love them. Please count me in!

LindaSonia said...

Wow! love the accoutrements. Please count me in the drawing and thank you! LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

paula said...

Ooh, I've seen these "Accoutrements" on several blogs and loved them on site...what a treat to win!
paula f.
pkf@earthlink.net

Helen said...

Your accoutrements are charming and they would be a welcome addition to my sewing supplies. They might even help me stay organized.

malmur said...

Oh what beatiful accoutrements. Please, please enter me for the draw.

becky up the hill said...

Yes, please throw my beret in!

Diane Gill said...

What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations on your wonderful fabric line with Moda. Everyone is raving about it!Please add my name to the drawing.

Dianne said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the opportunity!

Kathie said...

would love to win the pincushion!
I just love it!
thanks...
kathei

Beth Twist said...

I'll never win if I don't try, so... please include me! I love your new collection...

edina said...

Love it- please throw my name in the hat - thanks!

Jen said...

I adore those tape measures...please put my name in!

Cat Allman said...

Hi Kaari,

Please add my name to the hat. I hope to share these lovely items with my mom - assuming I win :)

Good luck with the store opening!

Cat

Melissa said...

What a lovely giveaway and the perfect birthday present to myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

Very cute. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I cannot wait for this fabric line to arrive!
It is just beautiful.

Mry

Nini said...

I'm sure this list of names will grow long! What a delightful product! Thanks for adding my name!

Miriam said...

Ohhh I would love to be a part of your generous giveaway! Thank you.

sherry said...

Please sign me up for the draawing--who knows, I might get lucky!

Gretchen said...

Oh I have been coveting these!!! Thanks for the great giveaway and please throw my name in the hat.

Mrs. Darnell said...

I love all these! I have a few of your kits and I can't bear to "use" them, I really just like looking at them...silly I know!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a sweet giveaway.
Count me in
as I'd love to win!!
Alison

teresa p said...

I've been eyeing these since Angela (Moda Home Mom) talked about them on her blog. Please throw my name in the hat.

Here's my blog in case my e-mail doesn't show up in my profile: http://dewdropbabbleson.wordpress.com

Jackie said...

I guess I'm feeling lucky!! So beautiful - can't wait to get some of the fabric - I haven't quilted in a long time, but your fabric is making me want to again!

lifewithmonkey said...

ooo, me too, please and thanks!

Michelle said...

Here is my name in the hat :) Fingers crossed.

parasols and maryjanes said...

A sweet little sewing item. Perhaps you will draw my name....
Carol R

Heather said...

I would love to have my name in the bag.

Nicole said...

Please add my name to the drawing! I just love all the new accessories! I can't wait for your fabric to be released in October! :)

It' an Evolution said...

That just makes sewing so much fun! I love anything that makes my life more fun!

Count me in :)
Janet

Gayle said...

Here's my name: Gayle. Please put it in the hat! LOL

Vicki said...

So generous! Please count me in!

Angela said...

oh please pick me! I think everything in the photo is just gorgeous...

K Cotton said...

I've already got those things, and LOVE THEM!! They really have antique feeling. I'm using the pin cushion as arm rest for my laptop computer. It's perfect!!

Julie Stout said...

Just the inspiration I needed!! I LOVE it all.. put my name the hat please!!!!!!!!!! Julie

www.flaviasoapsandmore.typepad.com said...

please put my name too!!!!!

Jacqueline TresBella said...

Beautiful! I would love them, I've just learned how to quilt and am still discovering what supplies I need, these would be great. Put my Name in the hat!

Jacqueline B'way

Dee said...

I would love to have my name in this hat. Thank you.

Jeannette said...

Please count me in

Gretchen C. said...

Lovely! I'd love to throw my name in. I LOVE the new Moda collection!

Trina said...

Thanks for adding my name to the ever-expanding hat - it must be quite magical:-)
Trina

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhhh how wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you at Quilt Market in a few short weeks.

cupcake studio said...

These new goodies are so charming!!!

Leanne said...

Warmest wishes for your continued success with your unique approach to all things french, your new store and divine fabric range. This greeting comes from a kindred spirit in Melbourne, Australia who continues to thrive on your daily vignettes and thumbing the print off the pages of your books.

I would love to throw my name into your chapeau for the give away!

L

Leanne said...

Warmest wishes for your continued success with your unique approach to all things french, your new store and divine fabric range. This greeting comes from a kindred spirit in Melbourne, Australia who continues to thrive on your daily vignettes and thumbing the print off the pages of your books.

I would love to throw my name into your chapeau for the give away!

L

Gail said...

I'm feeling lucky!

Rebecca said...

I love all of these!!! So beautiful...

jaybird said...

i'd love to have more of your goodies! i just got the sewing kit & started cutting into my french general fat quarter bundle!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Feeling lucky....Am I?

Paula said...

Adding my name...fingers crossed!

Jillayne said...

I can't wait 'til your new fabrics land in our shop next month but would love to win something here in the meantime! Please count me in!

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Great give-a-way and what a fabulous package to receive for the winner! Please add my name into the hat!! Thank You....Elaine in SLO,Ca

luckygirlgifts said...

Count me in, I think that is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!
Please add my name. :)
Dorothy
dmorton001@indy.rr.com

b.ellen said...

Ooh yes put my name in! I'm looking forward to seeing your new fabric line in my hands! loving the pics I've seen so far

Denise said...

Oh - I need a little happy something this week. Please put my name in the hat.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh gosh Kaari what a fun way to keep all the necessary things close at hand!!

When I was 4-5 I was playing with one of my mums old pincusion when a seam split and out came sand of all things!! :) When I ask her why she said because it keeps moisture from rusting the pins and it sharpens them. It made such perfect sense to me that I've always had sand in my cusions :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

~*"*Dia*"*~ said...

Of all the pretty things, I love the pincushion. Such a lovely idea to reproduce such old beautiful things! So, I'll throw my name into the hat too :). Thanks!
Diana Haret
dia.haret@gmail.com

hanniedujour said...

please add my name to the hat! :)

Jenny McH said...

Thank you for the chance to have my name pulled out of the hat. from Jenny

Stef said...

I'd love to be included in your wonderful drawing!!!

Carol said...

Hi Kaari!

I'm so in love with nostalgic sewing notions and I'de be over the moon if I would be lucky enough to win your lovely give away! It's all so beautifully designed!

Warmest wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany sends you
Carola

Floss said...

These are so lovely - I am getting fussy now that I do a lot of vintage French shopping myself, but you are always so careful on quality and detail that I know I couldn't find better in France! I would love to win them, but please don't enter me if you don't want to post all the way over the Atlantic...

Anonymous said...

Victoria magazine has a nice article about French General

Betty Price
jack.birdwell@comcast.net

judy said...

My husband would be thrilled if I had a sewing kit! He is always teasing me that he has to go to his Mother's to have clothes repaired. I am throwing in my hat!

DawnB said...

I love creative people - wish I were one; so instead I'll have to live through you and all your wonderful ideas. Please enter me in your drawing.

Mickie said...

Please put my name in your hat. I love these! :)

fromthepines said...

Throwing my name in there!

Cheryl

Eramysmom said...

Tossing my name in also. Your designs are such an inspiration when I have needed it.

Pam said...

Wishing you a terrific re-opening, and please put my name in for the sewing beauties-might help my love/hate relationship with my sewing machine! :)

Josephine's Girl said...

Oh, so charming. Please throw my name in that hat!

Shirl said...

Thanks for offering these wonderful items for a give away.
They would be really useful.

The Calico Cat said...

I am so in love with this give away... (& out of time to play with making it for myself.)

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

add my name to the hat please. Like the look of these new items. Susan

Shirley LeDoux said...

I absolutely love your fabric line....the french ticking stripes, the linen, the colors. It's just wonderful. I plan on making a quilt out of the ticking stripes and can't wait for your next line to come out. I would be grateful for the opportunity to adorn my sewing room with those lovely French General accessories.

Anonymous said...

i love accouterments! (with french accent here)

mary

mmorawski@sbcglobal.net

Elissa said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the
arrival of September. Vintage
accoutrements, the opening of your
new location, and a beautiful give
away, too boot!!
Best wishes to you and your exciting business endeavors.

Renee G said...

These are lovely. Please include me in your drawing.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

alisa logue said...

Lovely! Hope it's me. -Alisa

Cathy said...

I use to sew all the time and have recently fallen back in love with it. I love all of your fabrics and I would love to win these goodies. Thanks

May said...

I'll throw my name into the hat too!

Anonymous said...

Toss my name in the hat please !
Merci beaucoup,
Dora Dis

Lisa Leimone said...

Unlucky has been my middle name of late! Maybe this giveaway will change it to one very lucky girl!!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me! Thanks so much for a chance to win these wonderful accoutrements!

Donna
knightdomino@yahoo.com

Crystal Burns said...

Please put my name in the hat!
Thanks, Crystal Burns

Danangib said...

Lovely set ! I'm in !

Vickie said...

I'm feeling oh-so-lucky this week!

Cynthia said...

Creating is so much more fun with pretty tools! Very charming.

Stitch 'n Dye said...

- I LOVE cute sewing tools and organisers. I would like my name in the hat.

Regards
Sue

Joan Georghiou said...

Please put my name in the hat. I have been drooling over the new fabric and the sewing accessories. I'm hooked.

denise123 said...

thanks! wish me luck and see you next Monday.

Sue Cahill said...

I need to be entered, keeping fingers and toes crossed!!

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Kirsi said...

Wow! Put my name in the hat, please! I just love all those items and the fabric line too. They just seem to be quite difficult to buy, sold out almost everywhere...

Julie Loeschke said...

Please throw my name in the hat. Can't wait until the fabric line is out!

sweetpeaink said...

It's my bday Thursday so I'm feeling tres tres lucky!
:)Looking forward to meeting you at Silver Bella!
xoxo
Cristina

Lee Anne said...

Lovely....just lovely....the accessories remind me of gentler times....something all of us need!

Anonymous said...

Please count me in. My Rouenneries fabric arrived today and I'm so in love with it. viv in TN

Susan said...

Amazing assortment, count me in. Thanks!!!

terrysweet said...

they are to die for!!!! i so wish they can come to my house

LONA said...

I just found your blog and am looking forward to following it. Please put my name in the hat ( and draw it out) for the wonderful accoutrements -oh and thank you.

Sharon said...

Oh, I'm really feeling lucky! Thanks for the chance to win these lovely tools!

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Add my name to the list, please. I'm already thinking of carrying one of the measuring tapes in my purse!

love you to pieces said...

omg they are fabulous. Hope that hat is big enough for me to win. Love all you do. Kathy H.

Julie said...

How lovely!

ahheirlooms said...

Such lovely pincushions. Please put my name in the hat!

Rose Brier Studio said...

What a great collection. I love sewing items and I love traveling, the combination is grand. I really like the fabric roll, it's lovely. Put my name in please.
~Marilee

esvanlch said...

Just gorgeous, wpuld love to win these. Can't wait for the fabric range to reach New Zealand.

cakegirl said...

I am so glad I visited your blog today so i have a chance at winning your fabulous giveaway.

hol said...

I'd love to through my hat in the ring! The measuring tapes, I love too much.... I'm thinking it would wrap a beautiful gift! The fabrics look amazing, well done Kaari!

Terri said...

Please include me in the drawing for the wonderful sewing accoutrement!

Susan said...

Oh Kaari! What a treat! I'd love this!

Stina said...

I'd love my name in the hat too. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please add my name to the hat! Thanks for the opportunity!
cbnovick@hotmail.com

Jodie said...

now those are cute!

Sharon said...

I LOVE a good accoutrement and beg to be added to the looooong list! thanks...s

Anonymous said...

I just received a layer cake and jelly roll of Rouenneries and they are gorgeous! Definitely want more of this fabric. Will be starting my quilt this weekend...would love to have the accoutrements to display with the quilt so please add my name to the hat. Gina M

Linda Caldwell said...

I have just received the fat quarters of the Rouenneries Collection as I couldn't wait for the collection to make it's appearance. The accoutrements would be perfect to use while I make my quilt. Grin.

Leigh Ann said...

Oooh--so cool!
Pick me!

Danielle said...

Hi,

I would love to have the chance to win these wonderful goodies!!! Just ADORE your new Moda fabric line. I am so happy our wholesaler here in holland already had some pieces of that line to sell!!! So I guess I am one of the lucky few to already be working on a quilt from it :-)!!!!

Danielle

Anonymous said...

Would love to win these accourements,so handy and useful.
Jill

lizzie said...

Wow I just bought some fabric squares at your web site...>LOVE YOUR STYLE Lisa

Anonymous said...

OH so cool!!!! Please enter me...
Carol G

mascanlon said...

Oh about the thing better than fabric is sewing accouterments!
maryann
mascanlon49@hotmail.com

Becky S. said...

Oh la la! What a nice giveaway- I would love to put my name in the hat. Thanks

bodhisartva said...

Well, that hat will be very full! I'm so happy to see that these have arrived in your shop, after having seen them in their early stages - and loving them then, too! Congratulations - they are wonderful~

Ruth B said...

Oh my gosh, I would be absolutely thrilled to win this giveaway. I have been wanting to buy these beautiful things since I first saw them but my budget doesn't allow such spending right now. Fingers crossed!!!!

Mary said...

just love that line of sewing notions have to check out the shop

barbara r-g said...

i'm ready for a chance to.
thanks, barbara r-gillies

kennedyg said...

I just ordered the sewing bag from Hancocks in Paducah KY. It would be fabulous to complete the set. Please toss my name into the hat. - Georgette Kennedy

Liz thomson said...

oh oh oh. Such beauty. Please come to live in Australia dear sewing accoutrements
innisfail89@bigpond.com

Anonymous said...

I would be a very lucky girl if I could win these wonderful things!

Karen L.

Juliann said...

tossing my name in the hat - just stumbled onto your blog this morning and you have created a lovely little spot here

Chris said...
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Stephanie said...

Everything French General is my new obsession/addiction! Does anyone know if there is help for this? :)

reneee' said...

Love Love this !!!!please include me in.

renee'

reneeecouch@comcast.net

Lori said...

I'd love to throw my name in the hat! I am waiting anxiously to get some of the fabric and fun accoutrement in my hands!

Danielle Muller said...

OOOO...please include me in the drawing!

blessings,
danielle muller
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

Ashley said...

Please pick me!!

Therese T. said...

I've just started sewing again. The little notions would be perfect on my sewing table!

Therese in Mpls.

Jill said...

Always looking for something really useful to carry supplies in that is pretty too!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Here's hoping #159 is lucky! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!! Thanks!

Lisa

Karenina said...

I love your accoutrments. Please add my name in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Your stuff is awesome. Love the accoutrements! Put me in the drawing please.
FDSSusan@aol.com

jennifer said...

Oh please! In the hat I go... hoping for such a beautiful and useful batch of goodies. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please add my name to the hat too!
Merci beaucoup-
Jennifer S.
L.A.

Plays with Needles said...

Congratulations on your new designs! It would be wonderful to win!

barbara ferguson said...

Please, please, toss my name in the hat! I Love, love, love your style and can't wait to get my hands of some of your fabric!

Barbara Ferguson

Karen Burns said...

YES, please, I want my name in the hat. Would love to be closer to come to your shop. Your work is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful accoutrement inspires beautiful workmanship!

--Vicki K

Dolores said...

Pick me, pick me!

I just stopped by this morning and I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed I am not too late!

PS:
You have a beautiful life. I wish I could be enveloped by half of the love and talent...

gwen said...

am I too late? I was out of town..

b davis said...

I do hope I am not too late to enter. I LOVE all your stuff, especially your irresistible new fabric line.

Lizzie said...

What a great give away. Please sign me up! thank you Lizzie

Teah said...

Please pick me=it looks wonderful! Congratulations on your new location. Is it near the old store? I was only there once, but loved it! Thank you for the contest! Teah

Laura said...

I don't know if it's too late or not but would love to be entered into your give-a-way. Love your fabrics and blog!

Laura T

Katie said...

I hope I'm not too late!...Katie

good goods & co said...

Choose me!! Choose me!!