I have mentioned several times that I am entering blog giveaways to be able to pack more boxes for Operation Christmas Child in 2015. Several of the giveaways are for fabric and I recently won a gift card from Lady Belle Fabric. I invited my daughters to join me in choosing fabric.
The three pieces on the left Elizabeth and I choose for dresses. The three on the right Sarah choose for making things for her 10 to 14 year old girls boxes. The frog and snail fabric, by Windham Fabrics, are adorable in person -- and the softness of the fabric is amazing!
The owner also included this free tiny, charm pack. You can see how tiny the squares are by the size of the kiss. I think there are 30 pieces of fabric. When Sarah saw it she said it would be perfect to include with one of the large sewing kits
we bought. How fun! And on a side note -- the customer service at Lady Belle is amazing, and within two hours of placing my order I had a shipping confirmation email.
Another fun win was from Whimsical Fabric's Facebook page. She offers lots of fun giveaways or order discounts weekly. This one was to choose your favorite pattern and you might win it. I chose this adorable dress and I won! It comes with sizes 6 months to 10 years. And check out that cute kerchief!
I have been wanting to make something different than my pillowcase style dresses and thought this would be adorable. I know that ruffle will take a lot of shoe box room, I may make it not quite so full.
So what do you think? Put the fabrics from Lady Belle Fabrics (these are from the Up Parasol collection by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit ) with the Pink Fig pattern from Whimsical Fabrics? How about the green background for the ruffle & sleeves, the flowered for the bodice and the final one as the sash & kerchief?
If you love to craft for your shoe boxes and would like to win fabric and sewing supplies check out this amazing list of giveaways at Wow I Like That! There are usually well over 100 listed and she updates it daily! MANY will ship Internationally -- so this is great for those of you not in the US, too. Let me know if you enter and win anything.
And when I get this dress finished, I'll let you all see it.