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weekend sewing giveaway

Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross is finally here in my hands. I've been waiting patiently to see it. I actually laughed out loud when this cover was chosen because that is ME balancing up in that tree. I never intended to be the cover model, it's just easiest to use whomever is around when you are off in Vermont on a photo shoot, it's a good thing I shaved my legs that morning!

The back of the cover shows some of the projects in the book, a great mix of clothes, bags, aprons, cute ideas for kids, and even a pup tent to relax in when you're all done with sewing. All the projects in the book are easy enough to finish in a weekend.

When you take the jacket off the book you can see one of Heather's patterns from her Kokka line "Rabbits and Race Cars". We thought it was a nice little surprise. 

Heather actually illustrated all of the how-to's in the book, I love her drawing style. To see more of the photos in this book, visit the photo gallery.

Each book also includes two huge pull out pattern sheets for the projects in the book. (And believe me, it was tricky to fit all those projects on there!)

You may not realize that book publishing is a long, slow process. The photo shoots for this book were shot way back in the summer of 2007, and Heather was working on the actual patterns and projects a long time prior to the actual shooting. The photos are then edited, and the manuscript finished and edited. I designed the book last year, between February and July, sending it back and forth with Melanie Falick and her team. So almost a year later it's been printed, bound, shipped, and finally is here in my hands.

And I'm happy to pass it along to you. Leave a comment letting us know your favorite way to spend a weekend, and my little helpers and I will pick a winner Tuesday evening, March 17th. (Comments will close at 8 PM Tuesday PST.. Wow! That's a LOT of comments!)

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A great weekend is one where I get to spend uninterrupted unhurried time with my husband and kids.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

favourite weekend- taking homemade goodies (which includes previously baked cookies, yummy sandwiches and handmade quilt) and heading off in the car to find some previously undiscovered magical place to spend the rest of the day eating, drinking, reading, and napping in the summer sun.
oh, good times.
ps. i just love the fabric illustrations under the dust jacket. one of the first things i do when i buy a new book is check out what is underneath the cover- sometimes i am highly disappointed, but this looks like a real treat.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentervera b

We love to catch up with friends most weekends, but our favorite way to spend the weekend is snowed in, with a great book, good movies, lots of favorite, snacks and all the time in the world for each other.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

I just started sewing... and I just bought this book at Sam's! I Can't wait to make the darling bloomers for my daughter. I've been reading your blog, and to think you designed the book and graced the cover of my latest purchase. Small world.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatherine

Quietly reading in the afternoon sun while my daughter naps.
Maybe taking a few pictures in that beautiful light.
Enjoying my husband when he has the weekend off :)

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsey

lately my favourite weekend activity has been crafting mercilessly - getting ready for my first craft fair... my husband takes the boy out for some fun and i drink tea, watch my various jane austen adaptations on dvd and make, make, make.

but usually a good weekend also includes a little bacon, a few excellent glasses of wine, a trip to the granville island market, a lot of walking and hopefully a goodly amount of vegging out as well.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrandi

a little shopping, some time at the beach, a sunset or two and some delicious food. all with my lover man... and it's a happy weekend :O)

i'd love to get my hands on this adorable book. thanks for wanting to share!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

Leisurely brunch at a funky Seattle diner with my hubby and little girl!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCori

My favorite thing to do is to cuddle with my family (2 kiddo's and hubby) and sleep in. Meander through the day as if we have all the time in the world, and make a mess (cooking, sewing, etc...) and not feel the need to clean it up right away.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentergracia

Oh I love this book!

I love taking out all the trash on Saturday. Actually, I love watching my kids carry around the big garbage bag together and listening to their whines of grossness as they empty each little can.

I love putting away the homework and the remotes, and just watching them play.

With no more stinky garbage cans.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentercally

Oh! I can't wait to see this book!
I love to spend a weekend with a good cup of black coffee, Kringle, and being outside. Maybe letterboxing or camping.
Throw in a craft or some sewing and then a glass of red wine and I'm happy as can be.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I just love spending a weekend with my family, doing productive things -- working in the yard, baking, SEWING!!, whatever! As long as there are the elements of family, fun, and productivity, any weekend is a winner for me!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCare

I love making pancakes on Saturday morning with my daughter, having our friends over in the afternoon for a hang out, watching a movie in the evening and then waking up on Sunday to my husband's waffles. We have more lazy weekends than productive ones around here...perhaps this book could change that!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAileen

OK..I have a sewing machine somewhere. I was thinking of pulling it out to sew on my cards..but if I win the book I'll make something..promise. :-) The book looks very cute!
Fun Blog..thank you for the chance to win!
Fun way to spend the weekend...ideally it would be on a little weekend getaway with hubby and the puppy...like a cabin on a lake.
But realistically..LOL..a dinner party with our friends on the patio.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Hmm, favorite way to spend the weekend...sleeping in would be the best start, but that hasn't happened in about 9 years, so I better wait until my kids are all teenagers to have that one!

I love picnics at the park, reading a good book, snuggling on the couch, spending some time in my scrapbook room...baking something yummy (mostly so I can eat something yummy).

Thanks for the chance to play along. Improving my sewing skills is a goal I have set for myself this year!

-Your cousin Christy

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Jensen

This caught my eye on my way out of Costco with a screaming toddler in my arms. I'm so excited! My favorite way to spend a weekend is sleeping in, baking and sewing with loved ones around me during the day and playing games with them at night. Ah, bliss.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLily

Sleeping in, a big breakfast, a book, a little quilting, a movie, a walk in the sun, time with friends, a little more sleep....

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam E.

Ooh, I've been dying to get my hands on this book!

My favorite way to spend a weekend: farmer's market, sunshine, baking, communing with nature, reading: all with my three dearest ones.

lately, my fav weekend pastime has been sewing!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentertracy

I love to spend the weekend reading in a hammock! (And wouldn't this be a lovely book to flip through!) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKendall

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