9.17.2012

i'm in the mood to give some goodies away

what a weekend!  thank you for your comments on the blue basement find, i shall be responding when i'm out of unpacking all these boxes.  sheesh.  now, before i announce today's winners, i have another announcement!  i suddenly find myself part of a very talented group of nine sewists.  we are the mood sewing network!


SHABLAM.  that's right.  would you have ever thunk it?  you can see all the details here.  or just click on the shiny new button in the sidebar.  yes, i have a button.  SMELL ME.  apparently my newfound caviar yardage tastes are being made reality!  i need to start thinking on that lavender house and private jet, for real.  maybe i can just wish them into being.


and now i get to give away some goodies!  que happy monday!  okay.  some of you forgot that just leaving a comment gives you an entry, so i added those in.  some of you were anonymous commenters or repeat names so i clicked on your profiles and attached blogs to you... let's just say i got very OCD about the whole thing.  and as i'm old-school-gold-star pupil, i cut all the entries out and put them in a big ass container (never fear, i recycle). other rules i set for myself: 

1) once a name was drawn, it could not be drawn again.  
2) no peeking when pulling.  
3) never drink warm chardonnay.


first up!  DAUGHTER FISH!!!  whaaaAAAt?!  miss fish said:

Oh, wow Ms. Teacher's Pet! I didn't even see you on the Craftsy page, but it's a great pic, and I'm loving this give away. I just followed you on the sidebar, but I already follow you on Pinterest, Twitterfest, and I think Facebook (must check on that). I already signed up for the couture class and the jean-ius class. We should sit together for those!:)

second out of the can: angielo!  of no blog, but hopefully she'll send in pictures of her homework...

I'm totally inspired by your Bombshell dress and am so eager to try Gertie's :) I'm following you here, Pinterest, and Twitter = 4 entries yay!

third at bat: cloth cat, of cloth cat, who ain't afraid of the drink:

I have had my eye on Gerties bombshell dress class for a while now, but couture one looks interesting too. Would love to share a few drinks with you over them, though I suspect my results might be a bit messy ect after one too many *remembers back to the time I sewed both bodice and sleeves inside out*. Have liked/followed on Facebook, pinterest, twitter and in the sidebar thingie.

you're on, cloth cat.  and you know what?  i'm in such a good mood (HA! get it?!) i decided to give away a fourth class.  one for me is plenty.


what?  no, angielo, you may not have two classes.  please see paragraph the third.  you coy minx!


angielo, meet your surprise classmate: jennifer of the musings of a dedicated housefiancee!!!

Ooo ooo! I want to go to class too! Susan Khalje's please. Extra credit entries for me :) I already follow you on my reader and Twitter.

and go you shall, miss housefiancee.  classmates, please email me at oonaballoona of the gmail sort so i can get you your schedules.  

thank you all for playing, hope you stick around and enjoy the scenery...i have a feeling it's going to get quite pretty here fabric wise :)

in exchange for using a photo of my bombshell dress, Craftsy surprised me with five free classes. i'm happy to share and give three away!

42 comments:

  1. Re Mood deal. Too bad you and the others have sold out. How can I be sure your endorsements are genuine if you are being compensated?

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    1. hmm. harsh! have a glass of wine, i am!

      we're not being compensated, we're given a small allowance for fabric and set loose. and i've never been shy about my mood store experiences.

      re "Anonymous". too bad you didn't feel strongly enough to sign your name. i'd love to know who i'm talking to, and do sincerely hope you come back, as further reading is the only way to tell if my endorsements are genuine. but it sounds like you've already made your call...

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    2. Oona, congratulations on the Mood thingie! :)

      Perhaps you should whip up something in a very bright GREEN for "Anonymous". The color suits them perfectly. Although, as they are quite obviously unaware, it really doesn't look good on them. ;)

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    3. Big Daddy, you said it perfectly :) They're totally green with envy, my darling Oona, bravo to you for being so epic and fabulous! I AM SUPER DUPER PROUD OF YOU!

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    4. well thankya big daddy & meg! oddly enough, ruggy and i were lamenting the lack of chartreuse in my wardrobe (we were at a sounders game. to continue the topic of sponsorship, they are sponsored by... the very green x box!)

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    5. Seriously, what seamstress is going to turn down fancy fabrics? I can't wait to see the (undoubtedly awesome) results :)

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    6. not me!

      hope my results live up to the fabric :)

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    7. Jeez what a twat! sold out? Ah jelly for sure. Like Sarah says who would turn that shizz down. I cant wait to see your big beautiful smile shine as you strut your stuff in those MOOD fabrics.

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  2. Congrats on being part of the Mood Network, I think its fabulous! I think your right, fabric wise, things are about to get pretty :) x
    P.S Anonymous - Are you for Realz!!?!

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    1. molly! thank you... and i hope you're working away on your tessuti dress :))

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  3. Congrats on the Mood Network gig! I think its great. You and some of my favorite sewing bloggers are involved. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your beautiful fabric....and don't worry about the haters...I'm happy for you!

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    1. thanks angela! by the way, i love your mini vogue mock up. that is too genius. i'm suddenly eyeing my scraps anew.

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    2. Thank you. I have only to line the dress and it will be complete! You should try the dress it is really a lot of fun to sew it up and see the progress as it comes together. There are also so many endless options with something like this. I'm sure your version would be fabulous as always :)

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    3. vogue patterns scare me! but maybe i will...

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  4. Can't wait to see what you will make!

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  5. Omg! Anonymous posters don't deserve space on your blog! Delete delete delete.

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    1. ha! she/he can stay. (as long as she/he doesn't start trying to link to cheap sneaker websites incredible deals.)

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    2. Or, "hey! My stay at home Mom earns $87 an hour with this simple trick!" I see a lot of that one too.

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    3. oh yeah, that's a goodie. lately blogger's been great at catching them, fingers crossed.

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  6. If you continue to ramp up your levels of fabulosity, I might be forced to thrash you ;0)

    I'm kidding! Kind of, lol! You deserve it babe! Just try to invite me along to watch you gals splurge so that I may live vicariously!

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  7. Congrats! I can't wait to see what you whip up with your lovely Mood goodies!

    And eeep! Message sent - I'm so excited to sign up for Susan's class!

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  8. Thank you, you beautiful lady! I'd raise a glass of my favourite tipple to you (Whiskey Mac - whiskey, stones green ginger wine, ginger ale), but it's 08:30 here in the UK, I'm sitting at my work desk and I work in quality so it might go rather badly - so it'll have to wait until I get home unfortunately.

    Congratulations on joining the Mood thing - I must admit I'd not heard of it before, but yay that means more sewing goodness for me to check out!

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    1. you are SO welcome, i raise my toronto to you (rye whiskey, fernet branca, simole syrup, angostura bitters, orange twist). well, i'll be good and raise it to you at a more proper hour...

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  9. Saweet! Thanks, Oona! I promise, I'll get an A!:)

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  10. Congrats on being a Mood sewist! Can't wait to see the finished projects.

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    1. thank you janice! we ought to have a new york store trip...

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  11. Congratulations to winners - and to you! Enjoy!

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    1. thank you hana! i am... and guess what i just laid hands on yesterday. YOUR SWAP SKIRT. 2013 is coming...

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    2. Ahem... yes. The bag of Hašlerky waiting to travel to you got eaten on an international workshop in Finland in the meantime, so I have to get you another one...

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  12. Congratulations on your selection from Mood!

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  13. Woot Woot! Congrats on the Mood blogger network blogstars thingy! I wish mood did int'l shipping. Oh well. Guess I'll settle for Paris.
    ;P
    I'm kiddin'! Paris is a bit far for me, but it does get me thinking! ((future road trip?))

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  14. Congratulations on your selection from Mood!!! And a big THANK YOU for picking me as a winner!!! I can't wait to get started :D
    angielo

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  15. Congratulations to everyone! It is such an honor to be selected by Mood! I just started reading your blog today, but I will definitely continue in the future.
    I am a little bit behind in the whole world of sew-blogging or whatever you call it, but I've been sewing all my life and it's quite exciting for me to meet kindred spirits. I discovered Craftsy a few months back and I have been addicted to taking those classes ever since. I HIGHLY recommend "Jean-ius." If you notice a pair of orange shorts on the class projects page, those are mine :)

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    1. thank you & welcome, it's definitely an honor!

      your orange shorts ROCK. i got jeanius this summer when it was on sale and have been dying to start... if these boxes ever unpack themselves, i will :)

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  16. Oona, you need a lavender private jet! The world will not be complete without a purple airplane. Congrats girl, you'll be loving that fabric, I know.

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!