Monday, May 17, 2010

May Giveaway Day!

Today is May Giveaway Day at Sew, Mama, Sew! And here is what I'm giving away. A one-of-a-kind pincushion made from selvages (I may have mentioned a time or two how much I love selvages). And since it is a giveaway sponsored by Sew, Mama, Sew!, notice what it says in the very center. Yes, I spent a lot of time going through bags of selvages trying to find the words to piece together.

And this is the pincushion back. The funny thing is, there is certainly NOT extra money in the budget. Not my budget anyway. Because I keep spending all my extra money on fabric.

There are a lot of pincushions for sale in my new etsy shop, Sewing on the Edge.
In the meantime, for a chance to win this pincushion, visit Sewing on the Edge and tell me which is your favorite. Then just come back here and leave a comment.

This giveaway is open until May 20, so there will be plenty of time to make your choice. I'll be happy to ship internationally, so if you are visiting from outside the United States, don't let that stop you!


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wishes, true and kind said... #

My favorite is definitely the one you are giving away, but it was such fun to visit your shop. I guess I'd have to say the HR Lightning Bugs and the Block Party pincushions are my favorites. Fun giveaway!

Cruz said... #

OMG; you are so clever and talented!!

Annelise Pedersen said... #

WOW, they are all cute, but if I have to make a choice, it must be the "Garden Party".
Thank you for the oppotunity to win one of these lovely pin cusions!

Karen said... #

I really like 'Lightning Bugs'. Your giveaway is so cute how you managed the 'sew mama sew'.

Judy said... #

I like them all and love the fabric on the one you are giving away but I also like the Ooh La-La as I like French sayings. I think this is such a cute give away. I'll add a link at my blog as I'm also doing a give away!

sandy said... #

hey, my favorite is the "Block Party--Selvage Pincushion". but I'd also be happy, when I win the one you sewed especially for the give-away-day :)

Jocelyn said... #

I love pink, so Lightening Bugs was my favorite. Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day.

sojournerdiaries said... #

I like the lightning bugs the most, second choice would be block party. Great use of selveges!

Kristin said... #

My fav is actually the one you are giving away, but I also love Lightening Bugs. :)
And feel free to visit my giveaway too!
seemommysew @ gmailDOTcom

2dayisgood said... #

i would have to say tea party pin cushion. those colors are great!!! i love your pin cushions. come on over for my giveaway.

Anonymous said... #

Your giveaway is so cute!


Nancy said... #

I love the tea party pin cushion. Marked it in my favorites. I will definitely visit your Etsy shop again. Also became a follower so I can check what you are making next.

Anonymous said... #

I have to say the sewing one is my absolute favorite. Second would be the lightning bugs. They are all wonderful.

burlap+blue said... #

LOVE wedding reception! what a cute all your pincushions!

trish said... #

Good Morning. :o)
What adorable pin cushions. My favorite is the garden party. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Little Miss S. said... #

Love that pincushion - so cute. And for crafters, there are never really any money, are there :)

Grandma G said... #

Sorry, but I can't pick a favorite... they're all so fun and unique! I love that they all have themes, and your "Sew Mama Sew" is fantastic!

What a lot of work... picking out and planning all those themes! Way to go, Cindy!!

I like your shop header, too... perfect!

I was gonna say don't include me in the drawing since I already have a very special pincushion of yours... but I'd still love to win one, anyway, 'cause they're so great, so count me in! :)

Jennifer said... #

"Making Music" is my favorite but it was tough choosing just one! Your new shop looks great!

Jennifer :)

Anonymous said... #

Midnight Star!
so awesome!!

Alice R. said... #

I agree, the one you're giving away - you've out done yourself. I don't know how you're going to be able to let it go! Next favorite - the Roman holiday pin cushion on your site.

Anonymous said... #

I'm loving the Lightning Bugs pin cushion and the one you're giving away the best. Thanks for a great giveaway.
:) Amelia
ameliasliedrecht at yahoo dot com

Allison said... #

my favorite from your shop is the lightning bugs pin cushion. it's dreamy!

La Yen said... #

Oh my GRAVY, I love those. The one you are giving away is my favorite, but I love Midnight star, too. I think I found my new presents for my favorite sewing circle ladies!

Taya@TypeB said... #

I love the back of that pin cushion! I think it is more "aspirational" than realistic :) I think the European Adventure and the Block Party cushions are great!

Jessi said... #

my fav is the European adventure one!

Jen said... #

wow...I love all of them but if I'd have to pick, Lightning bugs is my fav.! Thanks!

Kelli Staggs said... #

My favorite is the Wedding Reception pincusion. What a great idea!

Anonymous said... #

My favourite is garden party or the one you demonstrated with.

craftytammie said... #

I think I like the lightning bugs!

Taylor said... #

this is too funny

Anonymous said... #

I like your style. It`s wonderful.

Sew Lovins said... #

love te block party cushion, thanks!! xoxoo

Tanya said... #

These are so cute, the Ooh la la is my favorite

Unknown said... #

I could not pick!! All very fun! Great idea! Love your give away cushion...thanks!

Andrea said... #

I love the Lightning Bugs pincushion! So Cute!

Anonymous said... #


Shana Putnam said... #

I love the one youa re giving away but I also love the ooh lala one. I love selvages too but am new to sewing so don't have very many lol.

Katie said... #

Love these, especially Midnight Star. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendymoon said... #

Wow, this is all kinds of cute and clever! My favorite in your shop is European Adventure. :-)

Katie said... #

I'm in love with all things Heather Ross, so I would definitely choose Lightning Bugs. Your pincushions are amazing!

CitricSugar said... #

Oh, the irony! I love it.

Block Party is my favourite from the shop.


Maggie said... #

FUN FUN FUN! It almost makes me want to be a pin so I could live in one of these FUN pincushions! My favorite on etsy is European Adventure. They are ALL cute.

Leigh said... #

Now that is CUTE!!! I love the colors in the Block Party pincushion!

Rhyah-- said... #

Oh my, these are beautiful! I love them all!

Rebecca said... #

they are all my favrorite

Carla said... #

The midnight star pincushion is so striking. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

Morgan said... #

I like the Lightning Bugs pincushion, but they are all great!

Ellyn said... #

they are all so cute! I love the making music one especially

VickiT said... #

My absolute favorite is the sewing stuff one, hands down. LOVE IT! From those at your Etsy shop I think the Tea party one is my next favorite. Love the colors.

Katie B said... #

Great idea! Block party is my favorite.

verykerryberry said... #

Hi, Lightning Bugs is also lovely, giveaway one is very cute

Sara said... #

I love the Lightning Bugs one! What a cutesy pincushion! I'm just getting in to sewing and I still use my standard issue tomato pincushion my mom handed down to me.

Nadescha said... #

i like the tea party one best :-)

please also check out my giveaway at :-)

Staci said... #

I love your giveaway one best, and second best I like the red one, the first one on the page. I've managed to forget what you called in since I looked at it like 10 seconds ago!
Thanks for the chance to win!

B @ Sweet Limes said... #

I have the same problem as you! There is no more money in the budget because I keep spending it on fabric too! Glad I'm not the only one with this issue.

Lighting bug is probably my favourite of your pin cushions. What an adorable idea to use the selvedge edges.


A'n'G Johnson said... #

I really like block party - probably because I just adore anything teal!
annicejohnson (at) gmail (dot) com

Lori said... #

Ah!!!! I love it!!!!!!

The 'Lightening Bugs' cushion with the sea horses is my favorite!

Thanks for the chance to win!


~felicia~ said... #

i love pincushions! any and all! especially made with selvages!!!

Anonymous said... #

I would love to enter. I am 9, and I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, too.

I'm feeling lucky today.

sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

Thanks so much,

Willa said... #

Lightning Bugs--Selvage Pincushion

Poppyprint said... #

LOVE block party. I'll let you in on a little secret, the back of your giveaway is also the back of mine! Come see - my giveaway is selvages, too! Good luck with your new shop.

camelama said... #

Mais oui, I like the Oo La la! :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said... #

How fun is this! You are so creative to make up this special pincushion for the giveaway. I checked out your shop and I love them all. But especially the Lightning Bug. So so cute!

Kate said... #

My favourite is the blue block party pin cushion but I also love the polly goes to paris selvedge

Anonymous said... #

My pin cushion is in rough shape - I'd love a new one! I like the Block Party--Selvage Pincushion. Thanks!

CraftyHourMom said... #

Love the Ooh-La-La one! And this one is super clever! Great work piecing it just right!

pinsandneedles said... #

Another very cute idea using selvages! Thanks!

elaine said... #

These are lovely-love the GardenParty pincushion best!

Elaine R

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is 'Ooh la la'. Of course, that's just today--tomorrow it might be 'Block Party' LOL

Junk It Folk said... #

I <3 the Lightening Bugs pin cushion! Sew Cute! :-) Great giveaway! Thanks!

Oh Holland! said... #

My favorite is the one in the giveaway, because I LOVE the back!

Anonymous said... #

I love the one you are giving away but the Far, Far Away pincushion is too cute as well.

shelia said... #

Adorable! :)

Val Miller said... #

how are you suppossed to pick one when they are all so darn cute! I like ALL of them! I know that's not the point .. so I suppose I could pick one (the lightning bug is darn cute) .. but I really like the one on your giveaway. My budget is blown due to fabric and sewing, so it made me chuckle.

luke and pamela said... #

i love the one you have here, and also garden party! so cute and clever!!!
thanks for giving!

Anonymous said... #

I love the one you are giving away!!! In your shop, I love the lightning bugs one. Thanks for the chance to win!

rollerskates at gmail dot com

Ashley said... #

i love the "lightning bugs" one!!

Megan said... #

So hard to choose! I like the Block Party one best, I think.

Hilda said... #

I love the Parisian "OOh la la" pincushion - very stylish!!
thanks for the chance

Kendra said... #

Oh my I love your use of selvedges....I am so inspired! I love them all!

Sandra :) said... #

I'm almost speechless from the cute! I think my favorite pc from your store is the garden party one, but tea party catches my eye as well :) Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

Kacey said... #

i like the wedding reception pincushion best...

kaceykendrickwagner {at}

going kiwi said... #

I like the block party one and the sew mama sew one on your blog. Great giveaway!

Anonymous said... #

I like the midnight star salvage!

StephanieS said... #

I would have to agree with others, I'm sure, that the one you made for the giveaway is my favorite but my next favorite is the Lightning Bugs. Thanks for giving it away!

Victoria said... #

I love the aqua one on the bottom row -Block Party.

Brooke said... #

I love the colors in the Block Party pin cushion!

Great giveaway!

Check out my fabric giveaway at

Rachel C said... #

I like Midnight Star.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jo said... #

Ok so out of all of them my favourite is the giveaway one because of the fun fabric on the back. But out of the ones in the shop it would have to be Midnight Star, got to love those colours together. I'm having a giveaway too would love to welcome you over!

Alisa said... #

Lightening bug for sure. All are really cute and I'd love to have any one of them in my sewing room. Thanks for the chance.

Kim said... #

I love the oh la la pin cushion. I love the neutral colors you used.

Skooks said... #

Block Party!

Lichtlein said... #

WOW, what a wonderful idea!
I'm deeply impressed.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia alias

TwoWishes Tara said... #

The pincushions are lovely, and the themes are so clever! Love European Adventure (and of course Sew Mama Sew).

twowishesblog at gmail dot com

angelina said... #


Seaside Siblings said... #

wow, great giveaway! would love to be the lucky winner! Making music is my favourite

Unknown said... #

Sew cute!! My fave is 'European Adventure' because I'm due to have one in September for my 30th!!

adrienne said... #

Oh, awesome! I love the one you're giving away! But I can't choose which I like better in your shop: Block Party or Midnight Star. They're so fun!!

Lottie said... #

I really like the midnight star - but not as much as the givaway one. I love that it has sew mana sew on it!

Suzanne said... #

I just realized I have a thing for pincushions. After having all my pins in a small bowl, it's wonderful to be able to pull one out of a cushion. I made a few but filled them with polyfill. I had heard about the walnut shells but haven't had a chance to try that out. Your selvage pincushions are wonderful. I loved Midnight and Tea Party. They look like a lot of work! Thanks for the giveaway.

My Handmadehappiness said... #

my fav in your shop is the garden party..... lovely!!!


Liz said... #

Wow - they are gorgeous! I do like
Lightning Bugs--Selvage Pincushion, but I don't know that I could bear to put pins in any of them.

merlinthecat said... #

I'm going to start saving my salvages! What a cute idea. I really like the block party!

by Daisy said... #

my favourite is the one you are giving away, so it's just perfect! i love your use of selveges and i think it's an amazing detail that it reads "sew mama sew". also, i find it familiar that there's no extra money, i spend it on fabric too, so the sentence is the funniest irony possible!
your giveaway is just amazing and the winner will be very lucky!

regards from Portugal!

Jen said... #

Midnight Star would be my fav from your shop! gonna make sure to head back to your Etsy store when I have some extra money ;)

Jessy said... #

I think the one you are giving away is my favourite! But if I was going to tell you may fave from the shop it's the Block Party cushion. You are very clever!

Maria Galati-Neidl said... #

Me gustan todos!
Gracia por participar.

affectioknit said... #

That pincushion is adorable!

Christine said... #

I really like the Ooh La La one - the black and tans are so nice together! I'd love to win!!

therivals (at) comcast (dot) net

michelle n. said... #

Love the pincushions.

Miss Prickly said... #

Wow, these are really unique. I love the pincushions. My favorite from your shop is Lightening Bugs.

Anonymous said... #

I really like the Tea Pary one. What a fun idea for those bits of fabric.

Desiree said... #

my favorite is the lightning bugs one. Adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

tatgurl said... #

love the "block party" pincushion! great colors!

baukje said... #

Very cute pincushion.

Sara said... #

OOH LA, LA pincushion is darling and I really enjoyed your shop too!!

Jingle said... #

I LOVE THESE!!! My favorite one in your shop is the European adventure! This is SUCH a brilliant idea! So cute! I'm impressed! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Birgit said... #

The Garden Party--Selvage Pincushion is my favorite from your store! :)

Greetings from Munich,

Marci said... #

Lasso the Moon said... #

I like the red ones.

Serena said... #

That is SUCH a great pincushion! I love Lightning Bugs and Garden Party. They're both wonderful!

Jules@MoonCatFarms said... #

The midnight star pincushion is really cute (as they all are of course!). Thanks for the chance to win. We're almost neighbors - I'm in Madera.

Joy said... #

the oh la la is very cute.. Oh my goodness... they are wonderful..

but I love love love the sew mama sew. since I just bought my first real sewing machine and I am a mama.

Grace Wong said... #

wow, cute pincushion!
I love how you put sew mama sew on it!

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said... #

Making Music is my fave!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Jen Price said... #

I love the lightning bugs one!

Anonymous said... #

I loved the "Lightening Bugs" very unique!!

Christie said... #

I LOVE selvages!!! Lightning bugs for sure. :)

Nanbon44 said... #

please enter my name in your lovely giveaway, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com frpm Florida Gulf Coast area

Marcia W. said... #

My favorite pincushion is block party (after those in the prize). My second favorite is the Heather Ross light'ng bugs. Thank you for your generous handcrafted prize. Please enter me into your giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Baby.Got.Craft said... #

Love the colors on BLOCK PARTY!

sy said... #

the "sew mama sew" combination is so cute :D i like all the pincushions in your shop, i guess i like the Wedding Reception the most since i like flower prints. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Amanda Pedro said... #

I like the colours on the wedding collection. a great idea for the selvages.
thanks so much for sharing

Moosters said... #

From the shop, my favorite is definitely Lightning Bugs, but the one that you are offering for your giveaway is so totally my fav! It says it all! Thanks for doing such a fun giveaway!

Lori's Quilting Confessions said... #

OMGosh I love these. If I have to pick one I like best is would be European Adventure. I'm collecting all my selvages too. This is a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said... #

..."Lightning Bugs" is my favourite pincushion, even if I love ALL is in your it should be really nice to win this pretty giveaway, I'll keep my fingers crossed for it! ;o)

Thanks so much for this generous chance...
hugs from Italy,

GigiElle said... #

I really like 'Block Party.' I too have a love of selvage, so I find your pincushions to be wonderful!

CMEH said... #

I have to say my fave is Midnight star but I think they are all so smart! I love the idea and I need to start saving my shelvage!
Thanks for the great giveaway

alli b said... #

toss up between lightning bugs & block party for me.
great giveaway, thanks.
alli b

Melissa said... #

How cute these are! My favorite is the one you are giving away! My favorite out of the shop though is the Lightning Bugs one. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

Barb said... #

It may seem obvious, but my favourite was your HR Lightning Bugs! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kelly Rachel said... #

How clever are you, piecing the words together like that! You've inspired me to start collecting selvedges.
The lightning bugs is my favourite pincushion on your shop. So sweet!

sewfunky said... #

love "lightening bugs"...

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine too!:

Christine said... #

Those are wonderful! coveredbydesign at

SheilaC said... #

I love this one!

Ooh La La--Selvage Pincushion

Thanks for the give away!


staceycanada said... #

Lightning bugs
Please enter me
sorry for the quick post dd wants a bath!


Anonymous said... #

Please enter me! I am really enjoying wedding reception, but the lightening bugs are awesome too!

wooLynn said... #

My favorite is the Block Party cushion.

Kitty said... #

I love your pincushions! And to think I've just been throwing my selvages away! I like Block Party--the colors are so pretty!

Cathy M said... #

Well to be "legal" I like the lightning bugs. Really, my fav is the one you are giving away because it is the perfect memento for the sew mama sew giveaway.

M and E said... #

I love the lightning bugs pincushion. I should send you all my selvages!

The Johnsons said... #

So cute! I hope I win!

Becky said... #

Great pincushions! My fave is the Garden Party.

Thanks for the chance to win! Check out my apron giveaway at

kelliemorgan said... #

Love it! So special with the Sew, Mama, Sew in there! Thanks!

Unknown said... #

That is such a cool idea. I love it!
I would love to have any of these fun and happy pincushions!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
rayamashita (at) yahoo (dot) com

Elizabeth said... #

They are all super cute. Lighting bugs made me smile:)

Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry said... #

I think lightning bugs is my favorite. I have seen your pin cushions on etsy before I love them!!!! :)

Melody said... #

I like Lightneing Bugs.


Ramya said... #

My favorite is the one you are giving away! Love the red!

Sarah said... #

My favorite is the one you're giving away (the back is awesome...where did you get it!?), but I also love the lightning bugs and the wedding reception ones. These are awesome!

Ladyhawke said... #

Wow, wonderful - I would love to win.

Cheers from Germany

Gill said... #

I love your pincushion - I've only just discovered selvedges and now I'm saving hard!!
I like the european adventure pincushion best


jalee said... #

Wedding Reception is cute. Thanks for the giveaway

tammi said... #

My favorite it Lightning Bugs. I love Heather Ross, and it is my favorite of her collections. I love your pincushions!

southseaislandhome said... #

My favourite one is European Adventure.
What a great little pincushion. I love the idea of using the selvedge.
I'm in New Zealand

Ann said... #

hi.i love all the pincushions on etsy but i especially love the ooh la la pincushion.
thanks for the giveaway.


TheAccidentalCrafter said... #

It was a toss between block party and lightning bugs but the colours of the block party is so bold and vibrant and something fun. I think you're so clever to come up with these.

kt said... #

Love these, and the stories behind them. My fave is Lightning Bugs. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dani said... #

I think my favorites are Midnight Star and Ooh-la-la.

Michele said... #

I love the pincushion you're giving away. Where did you find the comic strip fabric? I must have some!

Marta said... #

I love your favorite is the one you are giving away.

Chelsea said... #

How cute are those pin cushions?! Love them!

Lynne said... #

Wow! Neat! I love your Block Party pincusion but I think my favorite is the one you're giving away! Thanks for the great giveaway!

sandandstarfish said... #

my favorite is the garden party pincushion. it would go perfect with me and my house because I am in LOVE with my garden!

Crunchy Sews said... #

Garden Party is my favorite pin cushion in your shop.

Becki said... #

It's hard to choose just one favorite but the ones with polka dot head the list. Such a cool way to use selvages... Very creative and GREEN as you are not wasting any fabric. :o)

Anonymous said... #

I love them all, especially the sew mama one.

Susan said... #

Hi, lovely pincushions :) I like all of them, but find myself looking twice, or thrice at "tea party" what a great way to not waste anything :) clever:)

Thanks for this opportunity.

you can turn off word verification, and moderate comments, which is so much easier, and still keeps out the spammers:)

happy said... #

I like block party.
Thanks for this chance,

Kelly O. said... #

love me the lightning bugs one but the wedding reception is a very close second.
great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! crossing my fingers!

Meredith said... #

My favorite is the one you are giving away definitely (the comic about the sewing clinches it) but second is the making music!

spiralowlcreations at gmail dot com

djaj said... #

your pincushion are lovely, I love this way of using things I'm always sad to have to thraw away !

bethanndodd said... #

What a great way to use selvages...and to think that I just throw mine away...shame on me!! I really like "lightning bug". Thank you for the chance to win!

Mama Lusco said... #

Great use of scraps! Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily(at)

carmel said... #

i love the "Block Party--Selvage Pincushion"
thank alot!

♥Duff said... #

Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize--I love how you have spelled out things with the selvage words--very original!
Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!

Anonymous said... #

ohh la la - that would be my favorite. They are all nice and what a great idea! Very clever.

Stephanie said... #

I like them all. Such a good idea.

Aunt Spicy said... #

Ditto to my comment on the earlier post, what a fabulous idea!

Bonnita said... #

I love the one you are giving away!

sally said... #

I absolutely love your giveaway.

Ariane said... #

What a great giveaway. My favorite pincushion in your shop is the European Adventure. It is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is Lightning Bugs--Selvage Pincushion


Bethany said... #

block the colors!!!

Lisa said... #

I loved the lightening bugs! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Llamabean said... #

I love the tea party pincushion, but the sew mama sew one is super cute, what a great idea to use and be creative with those selvages.

kirsten said... #

I love the block party cushion!!

lrmart said... #

My favorite one is Midnight Star

Digital Misfit said... #

Your selvedge pincushions are so cute and clever!
I must agree - having a sewing machine does NOT mean having extra money in the budget. FAR, FAR from it ;)

quiltmom anna said... #

I love the one you made for your giveaway. It says I love to quilt( which I do) . I also really like your block party pin cushion. I think your pin cushions are very fun. Your winner will love it I am sure.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

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