I am at my in-laws’ home right now, which is always great for my sewing. They watch the kids and I sit back here and do whatever. Yay for creative whatever!

This time, I decided to challenge myself: I brought a random box of fabrics with me. I am going to make as many things as I can with only what’s in this box.

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Ok, only what’s in this box + the random notions and thread I threw into a ziploc bag.

And the flannel and interfacing that I need for so many items.

(Sorry for the sad lighting & bad photo — the best I can do at 10:00 at night.)

Only one planned project is included: the winner’s bunting from my previous giveaway. Other than that, it’s just a box of randomness and this is really exciting. I’ve felt too much like a factory lately — just churning out what I thought I’ve needed to. No fun! Now, it may not seem like good marketing sense, but I’m going to make what’s fun and whatever I feel like.

I’m also making another committment: I’m not buying any new fabric until next year. You should see my massive stash! It’s waaaaaay too large for our tiny apartment. The only exceptions: a custom order for a client, notions necessary to finish a project, or anything else that must be bought to finish something out. I’m curious about what will happen. I know my checkbook will sigh in relief. However, I will go into serious fabric withdrawal. I just hope I don’t get the shakes and start sewing crookedly! Hah!

I’ll post pictures over the next few days of what I come up with out of this box. Now, I’m off to finish the winning bunting!

** This contest is closed. Check back again later for the winner and more giveaways!**

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To celebrate the birthday of my shop, I’m giving something to one of you. And you get to customize it!

I’m giving away a 6 flag Super Deluxe Bunting to one lucky person. You get to decide the colors. You get to decide the word.

This sweet deal is worth $35!

banner 3Why is this bunting Super Deluxe? Most bunting or banners are made of a single layer of cotton fabric. This one has two layers of cotton fabric with a layer of flannel in between. Then, appliqued on the outside is a flannel circle and a hand-cut felt letter. The extra flannel and double layers of cotton allow your Super Deluxe Custom Bunting to hang beautifully. Outdoors, your bunting will not be whipped around by regular winds. The ends are loops to hang your bunting. Or, thread beautiful ribbon through these loops and add another layer of beauty.

You can choose a child’s name, a phrase to celebrate a holiday, or anything else you can think of. You can pick the colors to reflect your favorites, show off your team colors, or match your decor.

What if your perfect word is 7, 8, 9, or 30 characters long? You can purchase additional flags at a discounted rate of $3. (Woo-hoo!) So, a Happy Birthday banner (if you win) would only be $27. ($3 per flag for the letters in Birthday + an exclamation point flag)

To see more about these Super Deluxe Buntings, see the shop listing for them here.

So, how can you enter? You can help me out!

I have a craft fair coming up and I need to plan and get ready. Go to my shop and browse around. Come back and tell me what items you would purchase from a craft fair. (If you’re feeling particularly nice, you can give me other suggestions of what you think would work!)

Then, to get more entries…. (But you must go to my shop and answer the above question first, please.)

1. Blog about this giveaway. banner 2

(Be sure to leave me a new comment with a link to your blog.)

2. “Heart” me on Etsy — or let me know you do. (Be sure to leave me a new comment with your Etsy username or shop name.)

3. Purchase something from my shop before September 1st. (This is worth 5 more entries!)

On September 1st, I’ll randomly draw a name and announce the winner. Just because I feel like it, I’ll also draw a 2nd place prize for a free Nifty Little Bag of your choice!

You have until September 1st at 8 p.m. Central time to enter. Remember to leave a separate comment for all of your entries! But, you can only answer my first question about what I can make for the craft fair once.

I just love giveaways!!!