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Review and Giveaway! “We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to Make” by Annabel Wrigley

Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Lisa

"We Love to Sew" by Annabel Wrigley would make a wonderful gift for the young sewer in your life! Enter to win a copy at  Giveaway runs 12/9/13 - 12/16/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks for all of your comments!  :-)

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Sara L.!

If you are looking for a great book for that special young sewer in your life, I have just the book for you!

I am so excited about “We Love to Sew” by Annabel Wrigley!  I have been sewing since I was in my teens and my daughter joined sewing club at her school this year!  I can’t wait to give her this book and see what we can come up with!  :-)

The projects in this book are so cute!!!  The projects are rated “Easy Peasy”, “A Teeny Bit Challenging”, and “Take Your Time, Ask For Help”.    This book takes your young sewer from needle and thread sewing to machine stitching.  There is something for every skill level.

The instructions are detailed and easy to follow, with great photos that show every step.

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Olive Owl

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Cross-Body Handy Pouch

Aren’t they so adorable?  I want to run right out and buy some fabric!  :-)

You can check out Annabel Wrigley’s lovely blog, Little Pin Cushion Studio, for some more inspiration!!!

You can purchase “We Love to Sew” easily from!  It would make a lovely gift alone or together with some great fabric and some notions!

I am so excited to be able to offer a free copy of “We Love to Sew” to one lucky reader!


You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Little Pin Cushion Studio on Facebook
  2. Following Annabel Wrigley on Twitter
  3. Following Annabel Lowe Wrigley on Pinterest




This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 9, 2013) until Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2 pm Pacific Time.


The winner will be notified by email!

Thanks so much and good luck everyone!!!


Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!


Kiwi Crate Art Kits Giveaway!!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by Stephanie O'Dea


Hi everyone!  It is now Monday, December 3, 2012.  Sorry we are a little late in closing out this giveaway!  Thank you so much for your patience!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Kathy M.!


I am really happy that I can share this product with you today. Back in May I reviewed Kiwi Crate art boxes on Totally Together, but wasn’t able to host a giveaway at the time. But now, I can!

This is such a well made and put together art box. I’ve ordered a subscription for our niece and nephew for Christmas — they are going to be excited, and I’m going to look like the most awesome, coolest aunt, EVER. I appreciate that the boxes have *plenty* of stuff in them, and that the starter box comes with much-needed necessities like blunt scissors (Fiskars, no less!) and white glue.

If you have a few kids you’re shopping for in the same house, Kiwi Crate has add-on sibling packs, which is a great thing. The boxes are $19.95 each, and can be bought individually, or as a subscription. Each box comes with enough supplies to make 2-3 art projects, and the tools in the box are good quality; you’ll have them forever.

A big THANK YOU to Kiwi Crate for offering an art box to a lucky reader, valued at $19.95.


This contest will run until {CYBER}Monday, November 26th at 5pm pacific time. The winner will be randomly selected and will notified via email. Kiwi Crate will send your prize directly.

US Residents only, please. Thank you.

To enter: leave a comment below. Additional comments may be garnered by following @kiwicrate on twitter, or by signing up for their (pretty awesome, if I do say so myself) newsletter.   If you do follow on twitter or sign up for the newsletter, leave a separate comment letting me know so I can make sure you’re entered properly!


good luck to all! Thank you again, Kiwi Crate!