Giveaway: ONE-YARD WONDERS!!!

In celebration of my birthday I am giving one of our readers a gift, and all I ask in return is a picture of whatever you make!
You want this book!  You know you do!  One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!is an amazing addition to your crafty library. Whenever you get that urge to create, just whip it out and get to crafting! Also, what a great excuse to just go ahead and buy a yard of any cute fabric you find – no need to have a specific project in mind, you know you will find one in the book!

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment telling us ONE of your crafty new year’s resolutions. Do you resolve to learn to sew a straight line? Or perhaps to finally complete that quilt that’s been taunting you? Or maybe it’s to bake a cake shaped like a beehive? We’re not judging, we’re just curious. One of my new year’s resolutions is to get my fabrics organized in a crafty way and share it here, and another is to get you all to subscribe to Prudent Advice and read my book. Good thing I have a whole year to get on it!

For extra entries, go ahead and twitter the giveaway, share it on Facebook, or post it on your blog, then leave another comment here letting us know!
We will close the entries at midnight on Monday, January 18th and select a winner (must be a US resident) via Random.org. I hope it’s you!! But if not, make sure to pick up a copy of this fantastic book here!
XOXO and Good Luck!
Jaime & Jacinda

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219 Comments

sarah

My New Year's resolution is to make a SIZEABLE dent in my completed quilt top pile! I love the patchwork part, hate the quilting part–I even love sewing down binding! Just getting from the top to the binding…

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Kimberly

I am absolutely determined to teach myself to machine sew so I can make doll clothes. I can do it!!! πŸ™‚

I hope you have had a very Happy Birthday!

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Jacinda

Um, today is your birthday? Guess I should visit facebook more often. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Is it really today? The 11th? Doesn't sound right. Are you certain?

I think that I might need a copy of this book.

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besquirrely

Happy Birthday! This year I want to make a really cool heirloom-quality birthday banner and advent calendar for our family and my brother's family. Yahoo!

besquirrely.wordpress.com

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Katerina

Happy Birthday! My craft goal this year is to try to sew my first article of clothing. I sew everything else but for some reason clothes scare me.

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swajud

My resolution is to convert the stack of old clothes in my closet that I never wear into cute kids clothes using the new sewing machine i got for christmas. And happy birthday, i love the blog!

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Emily

Happy birthday! Just found your blog and it's great. My resolution is to use up my yarn stock or give it away to people who will. πŸ™‚

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Eve

I already checked off my big creative goal for this year! I hand quilted my daughter's twin size quilt for when she moves into a "big girl" bed later on this year. My next goal is a racetrack quilt for my baby boy.

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Kirsten W.

I've resolved to finish a granny square blanket I've started, make a quilt for my baby-to-be, and make curtains for two rooms in need.

Thanks for the giveaway & happy birthday!

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Katie

I really want to organize my craft space so it is more efficient and more conducive to crafting. It's a small corner and I just haven't gotten around to figuring out what I want. Also, I want to finish my quilt that I had guests sign the top of instead of a guest book. It's my first ever quilt and I've finished the top.

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Calee

Happy Birthday!

My resolution is to sew something for me and something for my daughter to wear (but not matchy matchy– just something I actually made…)

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Rochelle S.

My crafty new years resolution is to take at least one quilting class and learn to crochet without my mother's assistance.

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Ashley

I'm a newbie to the sewing world (taking my first class next month!), so I resolve to learn to sew, then develop my skills in an intermediate class. πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday!

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Barbara

I'm having a baby girl in a couple of months and I am excited to sew some cute dresses for her. I also want to get up the courage to actually make a *real* quilt!

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sara

my resolution is to paint and stain furniture and decorate our house- is that crafty enough?? oh, and also to win this book so i can sew lots of cute things!!

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Taylor {Sew Much Love}

I just had a baby girl and want to sew her several skirts/dresses. My main goal though is to organize my craft stuff so I don't have to make a bigger mess just to find a tiny item!

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Amanda

That looks like a super amazing and fun book! I'd LOVE to win it!

My new year's resolution as far as crafting goes is to simply finish projects I start…well to also finish projects I've already started. The ones I have left to complete should take up all of 2010 as is. πŸ™‚

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Caitlin Weaver

I would LOVE to win this book. One of my big new years resolutions is the sew a dress for myself each month. I love the idea of dressing like a 50s housewife from time to time!

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Erica

Does cooking count as a crafty resolution? If so, then I resolve to finally cook a decent tasting pizza with a from-stratch crust. For sewing, I resolve to sew pants for my baby. Her legs are getting so long now.

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Alisa Marie

Oh my, I may never learn how to sew in a straight line! Its part of my charm! πŸ˜‰

My new years crafty resolution is two parts:
1. To take the time to craft/sew! I started a new job as a teacher, and i am crazy busy! I have lost track of my as a crafter, and I want to get back on my machine. Plus, talk about a stress relief when I can CREATE!

2. To use all the fabric I own instead of seeking out new ones. I have fabulous fabrics! I need to start using them!!!

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Sandra

This year I'd like to buy fewer gifts from stores, and instead give items that I've made myself. And not just because it's a great excuse to get more craft supplies…

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Ella

I resolve to make my kids a playhouse tent. And since it needs to be done by Christmas I better get started.

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Dawn

I've resolved to actually use the sewing machine my mom handed down to me. I've made a few things and really enjoyed it. I really want to find a class so I can become confident about sewing. I would like to be able to make things for my home and my kids, especially with a new one on the way. My daughter also inherited my short legs, so it would be handy to know how to hem pants.

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Jenny!!!

Well my resolution is to use the new sewing machine I bought myself as a Christmas/Bday present! I have a few small, fun projects lined up to get me warmed up. – librarianjle(at)gmail

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Genevieve

I'd love that book… especially since I resolve to learn to sew a bit more. I WILL use that pillowcase kit my MIL put together for me and make it not-too-wonky πŸ™‚

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Morgan

I'm learning to SEW! I'm so excited and have already made two things- a pillow slipcover and baby blanket. I would love this book! Perfect for my new adventure!

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Lynne

Great book! One of my goals is to make more of the decor and furniture items for my home instead of always buying them. It's so much more meaningful, creative, original and cost effective! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy birthday!

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mindy m.

really finishing any project I start would be wonderful. But more specifically I would like to make some baby bibs for a friend!

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Susan

I have GOT to finish my twins' baby quilts this year…as they just turned TWO and won't be able to use them if I don't get to stitching! Gah! Btw, happiest of birthdays! Thanks for the chance.
susanwatsonpeck at yahoo dot com

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Nichole

My new years "goal" is to get my website that my parents bought me up and running. Its gonna be all handmade stuff. I want to do mostly custom orders, but im going to make gift sets as well….cant give out too much info on it yet. πŸ™‚

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Mrs Chronic-Shock

One of my New Years goals is to sew something every month. I even purchased some beautiful material to get inspired. This book is on my wish list and I'd love to use it for some of my new fabric πŸ™‚

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Laura

I'd love to do anything crafty! I follow all these craft blogs but my attempts are pretty pitiful. Nonetheless, I have asked my husband for a sewing machine for my upcoming birthday because I'm dying to attempt some of the sewing projects I've seen. I'm sure this book would be great inspiration and encouragement to keep at it!

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Judy

My list is long! The most important is to finish the quilts I started for the hospital where my baby had open heart surgery.
Then, making maternity dresses (in hopes of a pregnancy), more tea cozies (I just made a cutie for myself and am hooked), and of course toddler clothes for my son- mostly bowling shirts-sooo cute!

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Sarah

I have two major ones.. make lotsa stuff with stash fabric (instead of buying new stuff) & make stuff for myself & my sons 'cause I'm always making stuff for other people. πŸ™‚

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sam

I have a sewing machine, but never use it. I WILL LEARN HOW TO SEW THIS YEAR! Maybe this book will be the inspiration I need? πŸ˜‰

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Sweeter Hours

This year I resolve to using up all the fabric I have before buying more. AND getting my craft blog up and running! Posted this on my FB too πŸ™‚

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Eva Girl

My goal this year is to set up a 'sewing center' and have everything organized and in one place! Happy Birthday! Thanx for the great giveaway! I'm linking too!

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Caitlin T.

i've been eyeing this book for awhile, and i would love a copy!

one of my goals for this year is to get my sewing room completely organized *and* i would like to recreate my favorite bag (which is currently falling apart) in new fabric.

thanks for the giveaway!

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Olivia

After sewing a quilt for my oldest daughter's bed, I vowed to make one for each of my girls. I am currently "stuck" on 2 out of 5 but resolve this will be my year for unfinished projects!!

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Vone

One of my resolutions is not buy but use up what I have. I have tons of fabric, this book would help with this.

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Jenny Lynn

That looks awesome!
One of my sewing resolutions is to spend more time working on projects. I LOVE to sew and I want to take lessons from a lady at work and get a lot better at sewing.
Then, I plan to make more of the gifts I give instead of buying them.

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Alyssa

My crafting resolutions are many but mainly just to do more sewing, for myself, others, etc. Plus I want to learn more about dressmaking.

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Eryn

Happy birthday! My resolution is to make time for something crafty every week. I am hoping to make a lot of my baby's things this year. I am due w/in the month with our 2nd baby- a boy, so being able to use 1 yard would be FABULOUS!!!

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ashley

My goal this year is to attempt to make some clothing, probably pajamas, for both of my boys. And also, maybe try my hand at a quilt?

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jlynngm

I have been dieing to get this book sense it came out! I even blogged about it! My new years resolution is to make as many things on my "Things I want to make" list as humanly possible. It's endless and I'm excited for them all!

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Karin Marie

Happy Birthday!! Love ur blog[s] My new years resolution which is a mile long! lol I want to make my daughter a kitchen from a nightstand. She is becoming a little helper, little mommy, and wants to do everything like me its cute.

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Shelley

This book looks awesome. When I see a fabric I love I always buy one yard even if I do not have a project going! As you can imagine, I have quite a stash of one yard prints! My crafty resolution is to use the items I have been gathering for several years to use "one day". Those typewriter keys? nana's clip on earrings? vintage butterfly stamps?

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jamesAnn

Happiest of birthdays wished for you!

My promise I made to myself this year, is to spend time everyday for myself doing something creative.

I am hoping this will inspire me and keep my creative juices flowing, along with making me feel happy!

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rachel

I just saw this book online last night and actually made my husband get out his ipod and make a new list of gifts he should get me, with this at the top! πŸ˜‰

My crafty resolve is to make a piece of clothing for each of my kids this year. I know that doesn't seem like much, but for me, it is! And I'm already successful, since I made a shoe for my baby tonight! Yep, just one. πŸ™‚

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Rebekah

Happy Birthday! One of my resolutions for crafting this year to learn to use my sewing machine. I've been sewing and otherwise crafting for probably 15 years, but I'm still intimidated by a sewing machine. I also hope to (actually and truly) make all or most of my birthday and christmas gifts this year.

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Amanda

Oh the crafty list I have for 2010. First and foremost is to finish my daughter's super hero cape. I've had the fabric for way too long. It is a surprise so I better finish it before she no longer wants to play super hero.

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Kim

My craft resolution for 2010 was to take more time to craft! This is something that always ends up getting pushed to the back burner.

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Mrs B

Happy Bday!!! My craft ambition this year is to make things to sell at a fundraiser we're throwing to help my sister-in-law adopt an orphan from Uganda and if it's a success make some money to send back to the family that has been taking care of Fiona since her mother died a few years ago.

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mab

I'm planning on destashing my supply of vintage fabrics on a new Etsy shop — now I just have to zero in on the perfect shop name! (Why is that so hard…?) I also really want to finally make that quilt for my bedroom.

Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway! I'm really hoping to get this book for my birthday!

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Desiree Fawn

Oh gosh — I'd LOVE to win this. I've been pining after it for a while.
I actually just added it to my Amazon wishlist today <3

My craft new years resolution was to learn to sew — and sew far, sew good (har har!)

Check out my blog for some of my newest creations — the boy bought me a sewing machine for xmas & I'm in love. (With him AND the Singer!)

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Leah

What a fantastic book! There seems to be plenty of drool-worthy projects in there! I'm a brand new quilter (just completed my first quilt @ the beginning of December) & I have a very gracious MIL who let me raid her fabric stash. My goal this year is to make 10 quilts. Most will probably be baby quilts since I want to make one for my toddler son & I also have a few friends expecting. So far, so good… I've got one quilt top completed already! (a Christmas lap-size quilt)

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Kathryn

With my third baby almost here and first girl, I want to learn to sew baby clothes. I have little dresses (simple ones) in mind! I also need to finish those dang aprons I bought patterns for over a year ago. One more thing is to start early and make Christmas ornaments to give as gifts for next Christmas. So many things I want to sew!! πŸ™‚

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Cecilie

I'm so sad. I'm not from the US, but the book looks really great. Congrats to the winner πŸ˜‰

Have a nice day. I love your blog, it's very inspirering.

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AC

ONE of my crafty New Years' goals is to embrace the "multi-project" mentality. Rather than beat myself up about having 2, or 5, or 10 projects simultaneously "in the works," I want to accept it, and use it. When my eyes and back are tired from sitting at the sewing machine, I can curl up on the couch and pick up some simple knitting. That way, more projects will be done in the end!!!!!
p.s. I am SUPER excited about this give away. This book was on my wish list for Christmas, but I didn't get it.

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tali

My crafty resolution is simply to do just that – CRAFT! I've had a long to do list for ages and have never made the time, so this year I have resolved to get stuff done for a change as it's so much more rewarding to DIY than BUY!

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Ellabel

Wow. Look at the responses! My resolution is to actually get my sewing machine out of storage and use it. First I should get cracking on my Valentine's Day cards, I guess.

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Aurora

I have 3 crafts for my Daughter that I've started, but haven't finished. 1. Pennant Banner. 2. Coco's Bobble Dress from Purl Bee. and 3. A CrisCross Tunic I got from Etsy. Goal is to have these finished before March. Wont start a new one till I finish at least two of these.

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Meg

about to become a mommy and my father in law just gifted me an old sewing machine. I resolve to create some nursery magic for our little man to be because can't find any super cool nursery sets that aren't "Uber-Baby".

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Christi

To learn to sew well…or at least passably! I'd also love to figure out how to make some of those fancy crib bumpers (that look like fabric-covered pool noodles?) for my one-on-the-way

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Jennifer

My goal for 2010 is to tune up the lovely vintage kenmore sewing machin that I was so generously gifted and re-teach myelf by making one new thing each week.

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Hannah

I got a sewing machine for Christmas! Much thanks to the crafters' wishlists!
So my resolution is to learn to sew and to sew SOMETHING that I can use-whether a dress, apron, pillow-I don't know yet. But I search Prudent Baby all the time for easy sewing projects!
Would love this book for my new hobby!

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lil misses' mama

My new year's resolution is to make more from-scratch meals for my husband…now that i am not pregnant for the first time in two years, i'd like to get back to cooking…although with a newborn on my hip and a toddler at my heels, getting anything on the table will be an accomplishment. i would also like to keep my sewing nook and fabric stash continually organized.

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seattlejessica

I have many crafty New Years Resolutions (and in fact dedicated an entire section to them) but one is to finally create a headboard for our master bedroom. I made our previous one but we upgraded from a queen to a king so it's time for me to get on it!

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Writergrl

I want to make adorable birthday outfits for my twin girls – by March 23rd! yikes – gotta get started soon, when I only have a couple of hours a week to work on it. πŸ™‚

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Mylissa

I just found your website a few days ago – love it! My resolution is to market my new etsy shop…www.sweetmylissa.com. One of the ways we are trying to fluff up our income in 2010! Happy Birthday to you…

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janalee

Oh! I would LOVE this book πŸ˜‰ but I'm afraid I would have to wait before I made anything from it.
πŸ™‚ My New Year's Resolution is to finish all the UFO [unfinished objects] in my craft room…

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Jessica Jewkes

Oh so many projects that I would love to finish, but the two on top of my list is to make a superhero cape for my son's little girlfriend, and to make some dishtowels since I can't ever find any that I like πŸ™‚

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Rachael

Cool! I have two projects: drawing a negative flower drawing for my bathroom, and painting some artwork for my soon-to-be baby's nursery.

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Sara Fitzjarrald

I resolve to get my craft space organized! After a 3 month remodel involving all of my stuff being everywhere, it's now in a central location – and I need to get it under control!

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Debbie

Happy Birthday!! my resolution is to organize ALL my craft books on newly built bookshelves…cant wait to have them in one spot!

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Genevieve

My crafty resolution for the year is pretty simple: learn to sew. I just got a machine of my own last year so now I need to really focus on learning how to use it to make cute clothes/curtains/blankets for my soon-to-be-born son! Also, I'd love to learn how to crochet.

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Kristine

I'm teaching myself to sew. My amazing husband surprised me at Christmas with my very first sewing machine.I had been borrowing a really old machine from my mother-in-law. My goal this year is to make my son a quilt from his baby clothes and to give it to him on his second birthday in July.

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Amie

Oooh! What a great giveaway. I'm trying to improve my sewing skills as well as brushing up on my crochet abilities. I have to wait for my son in the car every afternoon so I'll be able to get in lots of crochet practice and I'm going to set aside 2 nights a week for sewing (with 4 small children I don't get much crafting done during the day!).

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Dallin and Janelle Lewis

My crafty resolution is to get some new shelves and organize all of my fabrics–folded and stacked by color, and my sewing supplies in pretty boxes. I want to see my crafty space and feel SO inspired by how lovely and organized it is that I can't help but feel energized and able to create more lovely things!

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Kate

Happy Birthday!!! My goal this year is to become better at knitting/crocheting so I can make things other than scarves.

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Jennifer

Happy birthday to you! The book looks awesome! I have several crafty projects in mind for the year. One is to finish a baby quilt for a friend, next up catch up on my UFOs, and also make about a gazillion baby/birthday presents!

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nursenicki

I am determined to stop being scared of my wonderful sewing machine…I think this book could help!

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
Nicki

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Melody

I'm going to actually COMPLETE the projects I've started! Knitting, crochet, sewing…I have half done projects out the wazoo!

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Suzy

My new years craft resolution is to work on at least one creative project every day, so far I have been doing a pretty good job of keeping up with that resolution

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Cissy

Fun goal: finish this one quilt, so I can start another.
Useful goal: get through the mending pile either by mending or tossing.

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alison

My resolution is to make at least one crafty gift a month to stash away until Christmas!

alisonDblanchard at yahoo dot com

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Faith

This year, I want to learn to sew… my husband wants me to make a stocking for my son for Christmas next year (like his mom made for him). I can't sew at all currently, so it may take me all year to get there!

faithcarpenter at gmail dot com

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Amanda

Happy, happy birthday! My goal is to begin sewing again after taking a 10 year hiatus. Wish me luck! mandayoga at gmail dot com

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Vanessa

My NY resolution is to finish one sewing project that I buy the supplies for! Pattrns, fabric, etc are sitting there waiting for me to park my bum in front of hte machine! 2010 will be the year I do it!

maxxsillydesigns at gmail dot com

PS – Happy Bday!

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Rebecca

Like many others, I resolve to learn to sew this year! I am a stay-at-home Mom, and my husband has jokingly said he would fire me if I didn't learn this skill! (For shame, what stay-at-home mom doesn't know how to sew!). Anyway, the sweet man bought me my very first sewing machine for Christmas!
becgoodpaster@gmail.com

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MLW

I'm going to go through all of my old crft bits that didn't make the cut and donate or give them away, and then, I am going to devote more time to my favorite craft: SEWING!
I can't wait.
I can't wait to get my little paws on this book!

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Kim

I am going to take a beginning woodworking class, so I can make furniture for my home…and with furniture comes the need for sewing pillows, duvet covers, etc. etc.! This book looks like a jewel! Happy birthday, and thanks for the great blogging!!

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Jaime

this entry is for Tammy

This is my first time to visit your website, and it's AWESOME! I haven't sewn in quite some time, and when I did sew…way back when….I wasn't great it. The last few months, I've been stocking up on some material. Now I'm trying to psyche myself up to give it a go again. I'd really LOVE this book. I'm sure it would be great for someone with my sewing skills….or lack thereof =) Thank you for the opportunity. tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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krista

i voted for you! and i resolve to begin sewing actual garments for myself, instead of altering what i already own. i NEED to learn to sew clothes, and i won't stop until i do.

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Becky

I voted! I've had this book on "reserve" at the library for 6 months and God only knows when I'll be my turn to check it out!

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buebau

My new year's craft resolution is to makemy 1st quilt and to finish my 1st granny squares blanket πŸ™‚
This book looks really amazing!

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I am resolving to redecorate my daughter's room (as a surprise for her 8th birthday) by September, all in secret, with as many handmade things as possible. No store bought, if I can help it!

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Tong

I'm hoping to learn how to crochet in 2010, also to try and buy less new fabric and use my stash more often! Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!

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Heather M.

This year I am hoping to start and complete projects that I didn't think I could do.:)

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fourbees

My crafty goal for the year is to really learn how to crochet… and more than just a scarf. I just finished my first hat this morning, and it actually looks like a hat – woohoo!! On my way πŸ™‚

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jillbert

In 2010, I want to keep up the crafting and craft even more. Last year I did a little sewing and started up with crochet again. This year, more of both!

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ktbug8445

to lose baby weight (boring), improvise scales into my piano playing, read through the Bible with my husband and hand paint rovings to give to my spinning friends.

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Wendy

My NY Resolution is to use what I have…both in my craft room and in my life in general. Use the stuff I have, the strengths I have, and most importantly, the tools I have, to improve the daily lives of the people I love.

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Ange Moore

I want to finish 12 scrapbooking projects this year – one a month! I also want to sew more of my kids clothes, make (and finish) more quilts and maybe even start my own handmade wedding invitation business! To ambicious? Maybe!!

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Rachel

My new year resolution is to finally learn how to sew on my sewing machine. I received it last Christmas and attempted it once. What a waste I know-but not this year. This book would really give me some inspiration-perfect!

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Stephanie Culligan

Happy Birthday!

My grandmother left several quilt squares and pieces that she had worked on before she died 10 years ago. I've been holding onto those pieces, and my goal for this year is to finally finish one of the quilts that she had begun, and find other ways to use some of the other pieces that she started.

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ESax

oh…i JUST saw this book the other day….. i NEED it!

resolution = to stress less and live in the moment more. cliche' maybe. but no less important. i am way too worked up most of the time and it's rubbing off on my kiddos.

i have recently started sewing…yay! picked up from my very talented mother. so also, would like to enter some of my goodies in local fairs, festivals or Etsy, when i feel they are worthy πŸ™‚

EsaxC

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Anne-Marie

Happy Birthday and thanks for the opportunity! One (!!) of my resolutions is to make more time for me! Sounds selfish, but when you're a mom you need to regroup and recharge!

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Anonymous

I'm going to finish EVERY project I start. No more UFO's. lol. If I'm not pleased with how it turns out, I'll donate to a charity house or store. No more waste for me!!!

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Karina - Project K

ohhh, i sooo want this book.
Well, my new years resolution as a whole was to make Project K pan out…I have a craft/food/travel blog at http://www.projectk.ca
But more specifically, I want to find a better way to store my threads (colour co ordinated of course!) I've read a couple tutorials on the net, but still nothing for me, just yet…hope I win! I have so many scraps left from my nursing scrubs.
Thanks, love your blog!

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Benitta

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Lucy

http://toddlergirls.net

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