Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Celebration: 100th blog post and Giveaway!


WOW summer is flying by. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I have been busy enjoying summer with my family and staying cool in a recent heat wave which has meant a little less sewing than usual. But things are back in swing now. I managed to complete the back patio renovation as mentioned in a previous post.

Et Voila! My updated patio set:

Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II was used for this set in 2 coordinating fabrics. I love the bright cheery colors for summer.

It's now August, and it's been about a year and a half since I started writing about my sewing adventures. This post marks the 100th post and I think a celebration is in order don't you?

I am giving away this Multi-tasker tote done up in Midwest Modern II. I have made several versions of this tote and having used it myself for the last couple months, I can say that this tote is very handy ~ Perfect size, lots of room but not too unwieldy and plenty of storage. It's the perfect anywhere bag.


You might recognize the fabric? I did have lots leftovers after all.


To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post. The winner will be announced Aug 12th. Happy Sewing!




72 comments:

Renae said...

Wow, that is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE it!

twrightgirl said...

those cushions are perfect. great job!

Renee G said...

These are lovely. Love how this makes your patio look so cheery.
And please enter me.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

chocoholly said...

The patio looks just lovely. Beautiful stuff! : )

Robin said...

looks great Caroline!
You did a fantastic job and glad to see you blogging again!

Leah said...

Beautiful work - enjoy your summer!

Astrid said...

Congrats on the anniversary - the set is just beautiful! Makes me want to do the same for our sad garden furniture... I love the tote, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! :)

Sara said...

Congratulations on 100!

Your outdoor furniture makeover is fabulous!

houseofestrogen said...

The new furniture covers look fabulous! So cheery!!

Tracy said...

You are so talented! Love your new patio set!

kayecreates said...

You did a great job on your patio and front porch makeovers. Wonderful fabric choices. I saw a tutorial for this bag on the diybaglover blog and had thought about trying to make myself one, but it would be so much more fun to win one. Congrats on your 100th post. Millerkaye@hotmail.com

kristin said...

Beautiful. Looks like something you would see at Anthropologie.

Sew_Happily_Ever_After said...

looks great! LOVE any AB fabric. such a fun and summery combo!
maadrose at sbcglobal dot net

demicmic said...

Gorgeous as usual. Love those bright colors.

Gandksmom said...

I am always looking for the "right" size tote. I love the set you made for your outdoor furniture! It's bright and cheery and just perfect for that summer night dinner!

cindy said...

They look fabulous!

Jess said...

Girl! I've been stalking your blog for new update pics and it turned out amazing! Your table us breath-taking!

And the new bag is brilliant. Love it all!

kayecreates said...

oops! When I said I saw a tutorial for your purse I was mistaken. I saw a pattern for sale on Sew Mama Sew website. I looked at too many things at once and got confused. Sorry

Tabitha said...

Beautiful and bright just perfect for summer dining!

sandyandcosmo said...

Great job! I love your color combinations. Thanks for the giveaway!

sandyandcosmo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Madilyns Place said...

The set looks beautiful....I love it!

Julie R. said...

Caroline - love it! Where do you find the time?! Your patio looks gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

Great job on the patio set! Your talent always amazes me :)

kaiolohiakids said...

Your patio looks delicious-reminds me of sherbet!

Must be in the Dirt said...

I love the bright colors. I really need to find time to redo my patio cushions.

Megan of Sanourra Designs said...

How pretty! I love your choice of fabrics, and would love to see more of this tote!

random-charm said...

That looks really yummy! And I have to admit I'm not usually a fan of AB. You make it work for me! I came over from SMS but I usually see you on DFS. Congrats on your 100th post!

Sarah said...

Beautiful patio set! Yay on your 100th post!

Dee said...

Congrats on the milestone!! The patio set is beautiful :)

mintdee@gmail.com

SandyQuilts said...

Oh how pretty. Please throw me into the pot.

Harley Dee said...

I love that set, it's beautiful! Glad I found your blog :)

Jenna said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I love the patio set it is so beautiful!! I have just found your blog and I will continue to enjoy it Thank you

Michelle Greene said...

Love the patio re-do you did a beautiful job LOVE the color combination. You have GREAT taste!

Anonymous said...

Great photos - to submit them to the Midwest Modern contest please email them to contest@amybutlerdesign.com.

Aimee said...

WOW! Beautiful job!! I found you via flickr & I keep staring at your photos. Love it!

Meg said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the fabric combo! Would love to win it!
mvansciver@gmail.com

Tiff said...

OMG!!! I love the color combination! How cheery.

Leslie said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Beautiful work! This outdoor set is so cheery and inviting. Lovely tote too. I'll be visiting again :-)

Joanna said...

Wow! Your patio set is gorgeous!! I'm inspired now to do something with my blah back yard! (the tote is nice, too...:)

Little Munchkins said...

Your patio looks amazing! I would love to be lounging around there in summer for sure.

The tote bag is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

indywriter said...

Your fabric choices are perfect summer! Could you share what you used for padding? How will it hold up to rain? Or are these always taken inside for the night?

Tam said...

Love the chair covers...so so summery!

melissapens said...

wow! your patio looks great! it would be such a treat to win something you've made.

tammiemarie said...

beautiful tote and patio set! love it!

Genevieve P said...

Oh I love those colors! Great job.
parknj at verizon dot net

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh, I would eat outside for every meal, rain or shine!

Laurie said...

I love the fabric you chose for your patio. You did a great job.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Congrats on the 100th posts, and may you celebrate many more hundreds :)

Love the table setting so summery and the bag is beautiful

I simply love giveaways :)

Deb said...

Congratulations!!! That colourful tote would definitely brighten up our southern hemisphere winter days!!!

twocheekymonkeys@live.com

Trillium said...

indywriter I used nu-foam which is really a very dense poly-fiber fill product - supposed to hold up to rain and the like however I don't leave these out when not in use simply b/c the sun is bright enough here that these would fade very quickly. I doubt the cotton fabric on the covers will hold up to weather for long. These are put in a storage box on the patio when not in use.

Amanda said...

I love the bag, and the patio set. The prints are lots of fun!

Swedish said...

Your patio set looks awesome! And a great giveaway too :)

Helena said...

Congrats on your 100th post. The backyard looks inviting. Love that tote, fabric choices are great.

Cathy said...

Stunning....the colors and decor of your backyard are beautiful!!! Great project!! I love the tote too....so pretty!

pheno_02@hotmail.com said...

Love the patio set. Definitely cheery and what an accomplishment to get such a big project finished!

an heir of God~ said...

What a beautiful patio set. A great giveaway too. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

bobbinin said...

What a great patio set. It makes me want to dash out and buy some new garden furniture! I hope you have some time to relax in your lovely garden.

Chris Z said...

Great job on the patio set... Love the tote.

Madeleine said...

Wow - I'd love to see your patio in person - looks lovely! Your giveaway is so popular - you should do one a month :-) Glad to hear you are being so productive and enjoying the summer! M

Mary said...

I love the patio set, too! Thanks for offering a giveaway -- they're always such fun!

Tiffany said...

I love the vibrant colors of that bag, and be honored to win it! Thanks for being so generous and sharing it with one of us. :)

Jody said...

I'm a fan of AB and this particular fabric...too cute! I know just the little girl whose Mommy needs a bag like this to tote all of her toys and bottles around!!!hint hint Thanks for a great giveaway!
jodym7@yahoo.com

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

What a great job on your patio set make over. I love the fabrics you chose. Love the bag you made. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie said...

Adorable as always Caroline! I might need to grab a new one of your purses for the fall!

dixiemango said...

Very cute purse. Nice cushions too. Way to go. Thanks for the opportunity. Found you through SMS.

Tricia said...

Amazing talent you have.....wishing I had a smidgen of it!!!

Amy Bauer said...

you are amazing:) I love your work:)

sewing_passion said...

Love the bag. Love your new patio set!

Debbie said...

How the heck do you find time to do all this and kick my butt in game on Facebook too?? BEAUTIFUL - everything!

Polly said...

I am so happy I checked your blog, I would love to win a lovely bag! the patio set looks great.

Vanessa123 said...

Your cushions and table look amazing. Those colors just make me happy.

Shika said...

I hope I'm not too late, I'd love to win!