|For the first winner: all this plus a few other surprises.. ;)|
Have you seen or read the book Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery?
Melody graciously gifted me a copy at Quilt Market and I really love it!
I had already been thinking about changing my holiday routines this year and committed to buying all my gifts from locally owned and independent stores (if not hand-making them myself) but now I will definitely be wrapping them in reusable materials!!!
While the book's true contents are beautiful and inspiring suggestions for thoughtful giving, I found one statistic within it's covers that solidified my resolve;
"According to the Sierra Club, if every American family wrapped just three gifts this year in something that could be reused, we would save enough paper to fill 45,000 football fields."
It's such a wonderful concept and a much needed movement, so I've asked some great bloggers to join us here at Sew to Speak and do a little Wrap-Along!! We'll be linking to one post per day over the next 2 weeks, with 2 GIVEAWAYS in-between. Follow along with us and comment on one or all of the posts for chances to win a copy of the book plus a bundle of fabric, trims & other goodies to help with your own wrapping!!!
Here's the line up:
Tues. Nov. 27 - Mary Dugan of Molly Flanders
Wed. Nov. 28 - Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated
Thursday, Nov. 29 - Kara of Me and Elna
Fri. Nov. 30 - We will announce the first winner here... sometime in the morning..
Sat, Dec. 1st - Amanda of Sasikirana Handmade
Sunday Dec. 2nd - I (April Rhodes) will post on my personal blog
Monday Dec. 3rd - we'll post some of our projects here on the Sew To Speak blog
Tues. Dec. 4th - Made by Rae
Wed. Dec 5 - Ericka of Low Beam Studios
then finally, on Friday Dec. 7 - another winner will be announced @12 EST!!
Thurs. Dec. 6 - Emily of The Boy Trifecta
Will you join us?
For the chance to win leave a comment, here on the Sew To Speak blog. You can comment on one or all of the daily posts. Please comment once per post and please be sure to include your email address or change your settings so you are NOT a No-Reply Blogger. We will randomly choose the post and comment # to get our winner!
For the first win, this Friday, the randomly drawn winner will receive a copy of Ruby Star Wrapping, 1/2 yard of some of Melody's beautiful fabric, 1 yard of pom-poms, 1 yard of an awesome wide vintage style ribbon, 1 yard of Anna Maria Horner chevron ribbon, 1 yard of ric-rac plus a few other surprise bits to sweeten the pot ;)
It's true that another group is also wrapping along with the book at Sukie don't you know... I did know this going in :) But after I ran the idea by Miss Melody, she told me not to be discouraged. Our's takes a bit of a different spin.. a little smaller scale, but still lots of fun. Plus I should mention that this is actually our very first blog-along of any kind!
Finally there are just sooo many ideas and ways to rework the projects in this book so be sure to follow them, follow us and most importantly...
wrap your gifts with love and care!