Friday, 6 April 2012

As Promised a Giveaway!

So I said I'd show you some of the stuff I have been doing since I posted in December, but it's late and I want to do the giveaway I promised.

The lovely Nova let me test her second pattern, and boy did I luck out!
I've been following Nova's blog for a couple of years and she always makes such beautiful pieces.


The pattern is called Nesting Fabric Bowls but it is so, so, so much more.
The basic pattern is as it says a bowl but Nova has expanded on this idea not one but several times.
She shows you how to make the bowl into a square, how to add handles and pockets, how to make smaller ones that you can hang up, it's like having 3 or 4 patterns in one.
And if that wasn't enough she even shows you how to use an formula to make a bowl in which ever size you want to, and don't worry if like me maths is not your best subject she has put the formula onto a foolproof worksheet.

This is the one I made for my lace knitting, I used an old pair of Jeans and this really cute owl fabric and it goes all round the house with me and to my Needles and Natter group.
I used the 6" bowl and added one handle and inside pockets.





I also made a 9" bowl for my Hubby for his room in the Mess.
I've had these flags for a while and thought they would be great for Hubby.







Honestly these bowls are addictive and I plan on making more once I've caught up with all the other sewing I'm half way through.

Nova the Sweetie she is has offered to give a pattern to one lucky reader.

So if you'd like to get your sticky mitts on a PDF of this fabulous pattern, I'd like you to tell me what you plan to put in the bowl or bowls when they are finished.
That's it you don't have to sign up follow the blog to enter but if you'd like to, that would be lovely ;)

If you don't win or you just can't wait, pop over to Nova's blog here A Cuppa and a Catch up

Ok I need to sign off now as it's bedtime.

T.x




62 comments:

Patti said...

Fantastic idea. I can just see them all over my sewing room holding everything from fabric to notions! Thanks for the gieaway

Sally said...

I would make some bowls for my dresser in my bedroom...I would put things like lotions, hair bands and socks that have escaped from their significant other.

Leanne said...

I would love to win the pattern, thank you for the chance. Your bowls are lovely. I would like to make a bowl or two for the bits of my current quilting projects to keep them separate from the scraps, etc.

verykerryberry said...

Love you takes on Nova's patterns. The flags were a great idea

elle said...

i have been wanting to make a set of color-featured scrap catching bowls, and some to hold my new addiction nail polish!

Janet said...

I'd like to make a bowl for all my rayon threads. Right now they are piled all over the place. Thanks for a chance to win.

Amy said...

OOOooo I'm the first!! Fingers double crossed for me to win as the first never wins!!!! LOVE your patriotic ones. My hub would have loved those in his mess too!!

two hippos said...

I love the Union Jack! The fabric bowls look perfect for all sorts of things - to cover the base of a plant pot, fabric scraps and some where to put my growing patchwork hexagons pile. I'd love to enter. Happy Easter!

tusen said...

This is a lovely pattern. I think I'd like to make a couple - one to use as a "scrap catcher" for the scraps I'm keeping and the other one as a thread and snippets catcher for those I'm not.

Camilla said...

I love this pattern and plan to buy it, so I'll just try my luck here first. Of course I will use my bowls for knitting and fabric, and I think I'll make one cat bed sized too, my kitties love bowl shaped beds.

Sequana said...

I'd have these all over my workroom in lots of different sizes to replace the ugly plastic containers I use now. Thx for the chance. You made some wonderful examples.

quiltathome said...

I love containers of any kind-I would use them for all my knitting "stuff"-finished projects; patterns; yarn, etc. Using some of my leftover quilt squares would be fun, too!

Ramona said...

First thought is to make them for my sewing room to help organize all my gadgets. Does anyone know the secret to organization in a sewing room?!! ;-))
These are so cute they could be used anywhere..rolled hand towels in the bathroom...hmm.

angelina said...

awesome, thankyou and happy easter!

kleine-Projekte said...

I`d like to win the pattern also. Thank you for offering some. I will put all the tiny dolls and horse, smurfs, pencils and so on from my two little daughters in it, so I really need lots of this wonderful bowls:-)
Michelle

Melissa said...

I think one would be great on my desk for holding miscellaneous things like paper clips, etc..

Sarah said...

I can think of tons of things I would put in these little bowls. The first thing that comes to mind are office supplies. Then I would make a large one for my cat to play in, he does love a good large box.

Paskiaq said...

I always have way too many projects on the go and the baskets will be great for keeping them organied! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Gill said...

These are a great idea! I love the flag ones! They could be used anywhere - in my sewing room I'd fill them with reels of thread and notions!

Ashley said...

Oh so much! I want on for knitting, one for fabric scraps, one for the girls toys, one for the hubby to empty his pockets into, one for napkins on the table. Ok i think i should stop now...

kbzelazny said...

Not sure what will go in them. I plan to make a set for my daughter out of London by Andover Fabrics. I think it will look so cute using a different fabric for each! Thanks so much!

Jennyroo said...

I think I'd use the bowls to hold figures and toy bits and treasures that my boys collect. Never enough storage!

lisa said...

I'd make one for my mom Andover for each of my four boys, all in the same fabric. As we live in 4 different countries, it would be nice to think of each other each time we used our box! Oh! And one for me-I forgot to say!
Will be signing up for blog as it is wonderful.

Marion said...

SEW fun! I would make a basket for my neighbor's knitting supplies :)

cakegirl said...

I can use some containers for all the scraps that are not tossed in one big bin. Thanks for your giveaway. Hope I win!

Liberty said...

I would love to have this pattern, it sounds amazing and versatile. The first bowl I would make would be for my quilting scraps in my sewing room or maybe a small one for keys and change for when my fiancé empties his pockets. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nina said...

Um, pretty much everything I own. OK, not quite - but I can imagine using these in every room for all sorts of stuff: toiletries in the bathroom, potatoes and the pieces of my handheld blender in the kitchen, knitting yarn and sewing stuff in the living room, pencils and metronome and tuning forks in the music room...

Heidi Staples said...

I'd use them to organize my girls' toys in the family room. Thanks for the great giveaway!

diane said...

I want to make a bunch of these for gifts and others can decide what to put in them

Needles, Beads and Threads said...

I would definitely use it for my on going knitting project. Easy to have the ball of yarn in it as a knit. Thanks for the opportunity, I love your flag idea, I have several that can be put to good use.
Tanvel

Wendy said...

Brilliant giveaway, I've been eyeing this pattern up! I love your flag versions. I can see these in each colour for my craft room, different sizes and holding my fabric scraps, yarn, buttons, everythign!

Donna Becker said...

Those bowls are perfect for so many things, aren't they? Hmm ... one for the home office to hold receipts, another for notepaper near the phone, some for organizing small needlework projects, a couple more to hold fabrics that are being auditioned for an upcoming quilt ... the possibilities are just about endless!

quilt happy said...

would love the pattern don't know what i would make

JoyceLM said...

I'd love to win this pattern. I'd use the bowls to organize & store scraps by color. Thanks for the giveaway.

Chez Roo said...

I would love to win this pattern, so cute!

Pooch said...

I'd love to win this pattern. I'd make one to keep my puppies' leads and treats in. I would end up with them all over the house too!

Karin på Ösäter said...

I try to win this pattern, because I was thinking of sorting out my scrapps. If I don´t win I guess I have to buy it! :)

Karin på Ösäter
kkforsberg@telia.com

Margaret said...

I would put some in my shower room for towels and such. One in my camper for napkins and plastic ware. One in my bedroom for my lotions. One in the living room for all the remotes. Maybe one in the kitchen made with vinyl on the inside for my fruit.

The 365 day project said...

I would make a series for the playroon ... one for wooden blocks ... one for toy animals ... one for Lego. The possibilities are endless.
Thanks
karen dot mcneil at optusnet dot com au

Cindy said...

Such fun! I'd make one for my knitting, one for my daughter's tea set I keep trying to find a place for and one for hats & mittens. Thanks!

Tamie said...

I would love to fill mine with Chocolate... and fabric.

J & D said...

These bowls are absolutely fabulous! I can't even list all the places I would use them! In the closet for jewelry, socks, accessories; the bathroom, bedroom, my sewing room! The possibilities are endless!

Kirsten N said...

I would make some of these in different colours and use them for scraps of fabric in corresponding colours.

Debra said...

I think first up i would make a set for my grandsons bedrooms...then i would make for my messy space...then ...the list is endless really...thank you for the chance...

jbnelly said...

Do you have to put anything in them!,They look so good a great design jbaggio

jbnelly said...

This is such a great design they look fantastic empty or full.they would look fabulous with Easter eggs in them! Jbaggio

jbnelly said...

I'm not sure I am doing this correctly third time lucky. The boxes are a great design jbnelly

Quack Quack22 said...

Hi, Tracy, great blog and I love your owl fabric! If I were lucky enough to win this pattern I would make some to put in the bedroom my grandchildren use when they stay with me. Maybe they would put their bits and bobs in them instead of me clearing up and I would make some to take to my grandchildren in Scotland(3 girls!) I usually take them some bits and bobs as I dont see them very often and it would be great to put them in bags like these, They would love them. Best I stop now .I am starting to sort out fabric just in case I win!!!lol.x

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

Lovely pattern! I think I could probably find a use for them in every room in my house. Bottles, zips, lace, remotes, keys endless possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

ooh! great giveaway (I'm a Nova follower, too). I see visions of fabric bowls all over the house, holding: scraps of fabric, WIPs, the fids' embroidery floss and finished friendship bracelets, current lego constructions, my teas in the pantry, toiletries in the linen closet,... I'd be one happy (and busy) lady.

Doc S said...

What a great idea! I can see them as a great baby shower gift.

Sheila said...

These are great bowls. I might make them for bathroom storage.

ColleenH said...

Since finding Nova's blog a couple of months ago, I have broken out my sewing machine, knitting needles and embroidery hoop. The bowls would come in very handy to keep organized all the fabric scraps, yarn and embroidery projects that I now find littering my dining room, eh sorry sewing room! Whether I win or not that lovely Brit in Oz has given this Brit in the USA lots of inspiration.

Michelle said...

thanks for the chance to win. i've been eyeing these bowls since they previewed. lovely!

hueisei said...

I think one would be great on my table for holding all my stationeries. Thanks.

Diann said...

A smaller bowl would look nice filled with my collection of buttons.

michelle said...

is it too late? i could use a dose of organization to go with my spring cleaning and they would be perfect!

Cassie said...

I desperately need something to hold my knitting projects aside from a bag that gets things all tangled up. These baskets would be perfect!

Sally said...

I would make some girly ones for my new niece-to-be (can't wait to play with pink as I have two boys :-)

Lee said...

Such a clever sweet pattern! love it! I would use them for - my embroidery projects and for stashing tidbits that I want to take up when I see my daughter at college - she would love these fabric boxes! thanks!

Vickwa said...

I love love love these...as I told you at needles and natter the other week!! I would rather just win a ready made one as sewing is not my strong point, I would keep knitting in it (much to husbands annoyance!!) xx

Liz DandeliondD said...

I would love to win because I really really need to make some so that I can keep my ric-rac all in one place looking gorgeous!

I am following your blog now too.

I just started a blog so if you fancy popping over to follow me back, its here

http://lizofdandeliondaydreams.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for this chance to win xxx

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