Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Winners!


Thank you all so much for coming to my party!! It was great to have so many of you drop by - both new and old visitors! Thanks for all your kind words. And now, the winners are....


The winner of the Christmas bag of goodies is Sarah N.


And the winner of the bamboo pendant is futuregirl. I'll be e-mailing you both today for your addresses.

Thanks for playing!
Oh, but wait! Did you think the giveaways were over? Oh, no, I've got a little bit more fun up my sleeve, but you're going to have to work a little harder for this one!!

I was scoping out a favorite closeout shop of mine that is going out of business last weekend. I finally splurged on these old embroidered appliques that I've been eyeing for a while. There are bags and bags of these. Pictured are just a few examples.
They were 1/2 price and I just couldn't resist. The problem now of course is that I have no idea how to use them. Do you have to sew around them? Do you have to cut away the fabric after that? There isn't any adhesive on the back or anything. Anyway, if you've got any insight, leave me a comment. Or if you have a clever idea on how to put them to use, leave me a comment. One commenter will win a big pile of appliques!!
As the applique says....

7 comments:

Carrie said...

If you want to use them as a patch, you can neaten up the edges and use Heat N Bond Light, it's like a double-sided light glue for fabric. Then machine stitch around the edges. The Heat n Bond should be thought of as a very light glue the stitching is what keeps it there, the bond keeps it from stretching and shifting as you sew. So, when you stitch, you have to go around all the edges.

You can also applique them into a piece, but I'm not so good at that.

Mary Ann said...

They're tres cute, but I'm afraid I wouldn't know how to use them either!

Congrats on your blog b-day:) I'm so glad I've gotten to know you!

Hugs - maa

Julie said...

Those are great!! I would do what Carrie said. I wonder if you could also use some lightweight interfacing...they look kind of delicate.

futuregirl said...

Thank you so much!! I'm so excited about winning the pendant. It's beautiful! :)

Sarah N. said...

just wanted to make sure you got my email from earlier today with my mailing address in it. The computer I sent that email from is highly unreliable! thanks again for the goody bag! I can't wait to see it!

amandajean said...

congrats to the lucky winners!

Karen said...

What lovely appliques! I would do what Carrie said, too, and I would use them on the pockets of denim or oxford-type shirts, as an accent on a little handmade purse or bag, and maybe even on a pillow case...What a find you made! :-)