Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sew Tina! Giveaway, Free Projects, Book Review & Blog Tour



Put it all together and you are only scratching the surface of SEW TINA! 
Tina Givens is a multi-talented designer of some of the brightest and most clever, fun, favorite fabrics ever and now she has a fantastic new book with 30 cute projects & adorable decor items for kids!
I was ecstatic that Lark Crafts contacted me and said that Tina had suggested my blog to be in the lineup of those presenting her newest venture through this  fun and innovative blog tour!

Sadly (very sadly) I missed the boat  on arranging for my personal interview with Tina due to some family issues I’ve had to tend to over the past couple of weeks, but I can happily point you to all the incredibly candid and entertaining interviews she has given to all the bloggers on this tour and you are all in for many treats as you follow along the tour path!
imageBut I do have LOTS of fun stuff to share with you today!

= The Book:
Sew Tina! This full color book is fantastic, I received my copy a few days ago and sat down to glance through it … and about an hour later realized I’d been completely immersed in the wonder of Tina’s free spirited approach to sewing and creating these cute as pie designs for kids! I definitely have some favorite projects I want to create for my niece’s little girls for Christmas.
The book starts out with a sweet introduction in which Tina shares a bit about her imagination and her unique approach to designing and sewing. She goes on to explain about “Sewing the Tina way” and how she uses fabrics and mixes colors and scale of designs.  
imageThere’s a primer on using her templates and patterns, sizing and best of all – how to truly let go and follow Tina’s relaxed sewing techniques and HAVE FUN!
Tina offers lots of great tips and ideas for sewing with a free spirit! Her philosophy is that when sewing for kids you don’t have to be perfectionist, it shouldn’t take long and it should be fun! Tina says she finds charm in “inherent handmade imperfection” and that “The objective is to create something that is unique and special and uncomplicated.”  I have to admit, I was a bit giddy at the idea of letting go of my perfectionist tendencies and just letting the creative process take reign!  

There are 30 patterns printed on imagequality paper included in a pocket in the front of the book, and pages of very easy to follow instructions, charming illustrations, and adorable photographs for each project. Sprinkled throughout are additional “tina’s tips” to help you out. The large spiral binding makes the book extra easy to work with. You’ll also find fabric resources for each project, as well as a handy metric conversion chart. 

If you are a creative soul … and whether you are a long time fan of Tina’s fun designs (in every thing from watercolor characters to stationery to brilliantly colorful fabrics and many more products to come), or you are just discovering her fresh style and personality infused works … you will definitely want to get your hands on this book!
Courtesy of Lark Crafts & Tina Givens - Three free projects to get you in the mood for all the great products in Sew Tina!

Make the Olly the Owl, the Skull Cap, or the Duvet Cover & Sham… Or all three!
FUN THING #3 = Tina’s fabulous giveaway. One lucky commenter on my blog will win the book, four (4!!) yards of fabric, two boxes of stationary and two extra sewing patterns. Wow!  Just leave a comment below about your favorite Tina Givens fabric, project or just post your plea for winning this fabulous giveaway! I’ll leave the comments open until 12:00 (Noon EST) on Oct. 18th – that’s just over a week to get your comments in – then I’ll pick a name and announce Our Mama's Pocketbook Blog WINNER!  THAT'S RIGHT - ONE LUCKY WINNER who comments HERE on my blog WILLWIN this amazing Prize Package (shown below) from Lark Crafts and Tina Givens! It doesn't get any easier than than people!

Remember you only need to leave a comment below and make sure you include your email address so I can contact you if you are the LUCKY one whose name is drawn in the random number generator on Oct. 18th. Now… Follow along with the rest of the book tour here for more chances to win and to read more about Tina and her new book!:
9/24 Lark
9/27 A La Mode Fabric
9/29 Quilters Buzz
10/1 Sew Baby
10/4 Sew Chic
10/6 Sew Mama Sew
10/8 Hazelnuts
10/11 Mama’s Pocketbook
10/13 House on Hill Road
10/15 WhipUp
10/18 Quilt Dad
10/20 HodgePodgeFarm
10/22 Pink Chalk Studios
10/25 Fat Quarterly Blog
10/27 The Jolly Jabber
Click here for the  official rules:


Pameladawn said...

I have not tried her patterns but the book and fabrics look yummy. I would love to win this so my granddaughter could look so hip.

Lee said...

I just love the look of the book and the free patterns to boot!
Thanks for hosting on the tour - I have enjoyed reading your blog.

patricia said...

I have become a Tina Givens fabric fanatic. I have fabric from 4 or 5 different collections. My favorite would have to be Opal Owl. I adore every single fabric in each color wave.

Trisha said...

What a fabulous giveaway! While I am not familiar with Tina Givens, I will go right now and google her and read the other blogs about her. Her book looks adorable!
Trisha Evans

Calandra said...

*Sew Tina* sounds fantastic! Sign me up! sandt899atcomcastdotnet.

rosemaryschild said...

The color variations of this fabric is magnificent! Would luv to win this giveaway! Thanks a bunch!

Cole's Corner said...

I am one of those creative souls who would LOVE to win this awesome give-a-way!

colescreations at live dot com

Weatherbee ;) said...

I've been following along this blog tour and I'm loving everything I see from Sew Tina! The free patterns are adorable and I can't wait to try out the little owl for my daughter! So cute! I would love love love to win this AMAZING giveaway!

Thanks so much!
~Teresa ;)

Kristin PG said...

This looks so great!! Thanks for the chance!

prsd4tim2 said...

The book looks fantastic. I would love to try some of Tina's designs for my granddaughter.

Thanks for the chance to win.

schmidt1016 said...

I think Opal Owl is my favorite of Tina's lines of fabric, although Fairy Tip Toes is a close second. I just love the expression on Opal's face!
Thanks for the chance.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Laura said...

The book looks fabulous! And the fabric is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great giveaway

Anonymous said...

Wow what a giveaway!!

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

This is a fabulous giveaway! The book looks fantastic and the free patterns are wonderful!

Thanks so much

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

She has so many great prints and color combos in her fabrics! I LOVE Fairy Tip Toes for little girls quilts, and Olivia's Holiday has some great prints for purses and bags! And I would LOVE to mix and match from her lines to make a king-size quilt one day for my bed! THANKS for the chance at winning some of her beautiful stuff!

Me said...

I would SEW love to win this! ;o)

Me said...

I would SEW love to win! :o) Thanks for the chance!

Goosegirl said...

I LOVE Tina's fabric designs and would so love to win her book. It looks marvelous! Thank you for the chance.

Lee said...

Her patterns look great and the fabric is wonderful!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Teresa said...

I have 3 grandkids, and I would love a chance to win the book! Thank you for the opportunity!

Theresa said...

Sew, sew Tina and it all looks so yummy! I'm gonna go and check her out. What a great giveaway and kudos to you for being chosen to help present her new book.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Rachel said...

I don't think it's even possible for me to choose a favorite Tina Givens fabric. I love all of her whimsical designs. Can't wait to get my hands on her new book!

JoonToons said...

sigh. i'm in LOVE with this book. or at least with everything i've read about it. tina is so inspirational!

JoonToons said...

sigh. i'm in LOVE with this book! or at least everything i've read about it. tina givens is such an inspiration! her latest line is breathtakingly gorgeous. :)

Deb said...

The books looks great. I love the flying pig project!!

sy said...

i love tina's patterns and fabrics! i love the opal owl fabric.
songyueyu at gmail

Nalie said...

the patterns look great! hope to be the happy winner.

Tanya-Yanata said...

I love Tina's fabric! My favorite is Fancy ChaCha collection (rasberry and eggplant colors are so yummy looking!) Would be great to try her patterns.

empirewaist said...

I love, love, love the Treetop Fancy line!

Thanks for the opportunity & for your fantastic giveaway!

Jknits said...

nThis book looks like so much fun! Kids are a great excuse to get back to the sewing room.

Melanie said...

Looks fantastic! Thank you for the giveaway!

babiesdoc said...

I love, love, love tina given's fabric
But, have never tried any patterns.
the book looks great.

Wehaf said...

Those patterns look like so much fun, especially the chef's hat!

urchiken at gmail dot com

gill said...

I'd love to win a copy of Tina's book!!