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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Snowflakes and Lace Giveaway!

Tomorrow is the kick off of the series Snowflakes & Lace that SewVery and I are hosting! 

Veronica at SewVery and I will daily feature a blogger and what they have created with their sewing talents and lace!
I love the delicate touch that lace can bring to a sewing project and I'm always in awe of how creative some of my blogging friends can be when they use lace trim or lace fabric!

We have a lot of great information in this post - a link up party and a giveaway!  On Saturday Veronica and I will wrap up the week with a project of our own!

 Make sure you bookmark this post so you can always check out what's been shared - you can also go look at our Pinterest board.
Bloggers love hearing from you!!!  Leave some comment love on some of the posts you visit from the link-up party!


Now for the giveaway:

Prize pack 1 - Lindsay Conner of Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds recently published a quilt book, Modern Bee.  She will send the winner a sewing kit that includes fabric, thread, and notions!

Michelle of Handmade Martini will be sending 2.5 yards of vintage lace trim!  And Heidi of Elegance & Elephants will send the winner one pdf pattern of their choice from her shop.

Prize pack 2 - Brianne of Ali Cat & Co. has a license to sell the Buttercup bags and has an adorable finished bag to send to the winner!

Chelsea of Get Your Crap Together has a great bundle of organization patterns for school!  And RaeAnna from Sewing Mama RaeAnna will send 1 yard of vintage lace trim and the winner's choice of either the Bumblebee Dress pdf pattern or the Cupcake Top pdf pattern!

Prize pack 3 - Karly of Paisley Roots will send the Saffron Twirl Dress Pattern!  And Hayley of Mouse House Creations will send a pattern of choice to the winner!

Please follow our wonderful blog contributors in some way for a chance to win one of these sewing bundles!

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I look forward to sharing all the other projects with you this week on my blog and on Veronica's blog (SewVery)

See you tomorrow!

Sewing Mama RaeAnna Blog
UPDATE I will still post on Saturday but I wanted to update this post so I could enter Eva Mae's sweatshirt tunic in the Project Run and Play Sew-along!

I bought a 3XL sweatshirt and cut it up to create this sweet little tunic for Eva Mae.  She was not happy to be outside in the cold so we didn't take too many pictures!  I waited to have our little photoshoot so that I could get some snow in the pictures.  This is our first snow of the season and it wasn't much!

I rewarded her with a little candy cane when we went inside - she is much happier now!  The pattern I used for the tunic is my Cupcake Top.  I brought the sides out at an angle and made it just a little longer.  It was great to re-purpose the sweatshirt because not only did I have the material for the tunic but I also could use the ribbing from the sweatshirt for my neck binding.  I also reused the sleeves and kept the sleeve hems intact.  Sewing t-shirts and sweatshirts is a quick project when you re-purpose a larger size!

I will admit a huge mistake I made....... I ironed the lace after finishing the applique!  I couldn't believe my lapse in judgement!  I had just finished putting Cloud Cover on the back of the applique and turned the tunic right side out - the iron singed just a few parts of the snowflake but I was able to repair with a few extra scraps of lace and some Hot Fix crystals.  And part of me is glad that I needed to find a way to salvage the lace!  I may not have thought to use my crystals!  I bought them a long time ago when they were on sale and I think they add the perfect touch to this outfit!


  1. The appliqué is perfect! and the crystals are a great addition.

  2. Turned out super cute RaeAnna! Such a simple but special applique!

  3. SO cute!!!! I need a daughter so I can sew up some lace....I feel like I can't be a successful sewing blogger without a girl {ha!} I also linked up to runs and play a bathrobe... cozy! Emily

  4. I love this little lace snowflake! Great job Momma!
    with love,

  5. Beautiful use of the lace. It makes a delightful snowflake! You did a great job reusing a large sweatshirt for the tunic. I wish I had seen your challenge for using lace in projects. I love (and collect) lace of all kinds and often use it in my sewing creations.



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