Thursday, September 22, 2011

Balloons, confetti, giveaways! Happy blogiversary to me!

*The giveaway is now closed!  Winners will be announced soon.  Thanks for playing!*

One never needs an occasion to get balloons - but I am pretty darn excited that my tiny little corner of the internet has been around for ONE year today!

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I had put off starting a blog for forever because I absolutely hate to write.  However, it turns out that I actually enjoy writing as long as I'm talking about things that I'm passionate about.

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And adding lots of cute Phoebe pictures make the process a lot easier.

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So to celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway x 3!  Just leave a comment telling me what keeps you coming back to my blog...  Quilts, kid clothes, baked goods, home projects, fabric porn, my adorable daughter......etc.  Or what kind of things you'd like to see more of in this little space.  

I won't make you follow, tweet, or pass out fliers for extra entries, because I freaking hate that.  I'll leave the comments open until Wednesday the 28th (at whatever time I get around to closing them), and I'll pick 3 winners who will have their pick of 3 prize packages (first winner gets first pick, etc.)

So what are these amazing prizes do you ask?

Prize1

Prize package one has been generously donated by Brenda, owner of the wonderful Pink Castle Fabrics and is a fat quarter pack of all eight Pastry Lines in voile from Anna Maria Horner's little folks line.  I really can't express how much I love these fabrics.  I've got one yard cuts of them just waiting to be made into something fabulous for myself.  And if you don't think a fat quarter pack will be enough to make a quilt large enough to completely envelop yourself in voile (which is what I plan on doing), Brenda has all of them in her shop right now at a pretty fantastic price!

Prize2

Prize package two contains three large vintage pillowcases and eight vintage sheet fat quarters.  If you've read this blog for even a short amount of time, you have to know how much I love using these in both my crafting and sewing projects alike.  For past vintage sheet projects, check out some of my posts here, here, here, and for my most pinned vintage sheet project on Pinterest, click here.

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Finally, prize package three includes a fat quarter from the always popular Flea Market Fancy line by Denyse Schmidt, and other large assorted scraps (some of those strips in the upper right corner are about 5" x 44") from FMF and Heather Ross - my all time favorite fabric designer :)

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Whew!  Got your favorite picked?  

Enjoy your weekend and I look forward to coming back next week with more sewing, crafting, and other lovely things (like giveaway winners!) to kick off my second year of blogging!

91 comments:

  1. Congrats on a year of blogging! I love the quilts and home decor ideas!

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  2. Congrats as well! I came for the kids clothes, and stick around for everything else that is so great as well!

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  3. happy blogiversary! i love all of it! your cakes are truly amaaaaazing, and i love all the sewing, fabric, home stuff! keep at it.

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  4. I come for the fabric porn! LOL and the ideas, projects, photos, cute kidlets, humor in your writing, etc. :)

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  5. I'd definitely choose the vintage pack :D Happy Blogiversary!!!

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  6. Your daughter sure is an adorable model! I haven't been a follower for long, but your quilts are gorgeous.

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  7. I love everything you do :) While I'm inspired by your baking and decorating skills, I know I'll never do that {gave it a whirl once and did not enjoy it at all ;} However, now that I'm into sewing and [sort of] quilting, I love seeing all your craftiness that comes out of the sewing machine - and I too am in love with anything vintage :) And of course it's always fun to see little Phoebe - and soon enough baby #2 - yay!!!
    Oh, and fyi ... i loved the quilting ring thingies you did in your dining room with all the different fabrics - i picked up about 2 dozen of them, all different sizes, at a yard sale for a buck!!!! now i just need to figure out where i want it ;)
    Keep blogging Emily . . . I love it!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! I love seeing all your quilts, vintage stuff, baked goods and of course, Phoebe! And now you have me lusting after voile.

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  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

    I'm not going to lie...I come for the fabric porn. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  10. Count me in please! Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Congratulations on your blogiversary!! All of your ideas keep me coming back! But I must admit....(shhh...the fabric porn) !

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  12. Happy blogiversary Emily! I think you are a baking goddess, so I would LOVE to see more baking! I'm thinking of getting back into baking classes in the next little while, so some motivation and inspiration would be highly appreciated =P Thanks for the giveaway! Here's to another great year of blogging!!

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  13. I like that you don't make us jump through hoops to enter agiveaway ;)

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  14. Well happy 1 year to your blog! Love all the home goodies and fabrics on your blog..Your daughter is adorable also:) Thanks for the giveaway!!! Jackie@Pacitti.us

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  15. I love your creativity and amazing design. I found your blog through Pinterest. Thank you so much for the chance to win something!

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  16. Congratulations on your blogging!!!!

    Keri

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  17. I found your blog over a year ago and I am always amazed at your baking creativity! I secretly long to be a pastry chef but I guess I live vicariously through others and their blogs!

    Lisa
    mcgulisa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Hello,
    Happy one year of blogging! I love your work. Your eye for color combinations is wonderful.

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  19. Yay! Congrats on reaching this milestone!!
    There are a million reasons I subscribe to your blog, including (but not limited to) that you're awesome, and funny, and super creative, and take gorgeous pictures, and make gorgeous cakes, and sew gorgeous quilts, and have an adorable daughter... and so on! Here's to more sewing and babies and fun in the next year!

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  20. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats! I just found your blog -- some one had pinned your colors quiet book on pinterest. :o) And I ended up bookmarking you and adding you to my reader. I love sewing and all things DIY!

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  21. Congrats on blogging for a year! We have very similar taste!!

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  22. Blogiversaries are fun! Your giveaway ends on my birthday--that's pretty fun, too! I love the projects on your blog, and your photos are pretty sweet, too. :)

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  23. Congratulations on 1 year!
    I like the quilts and sewing!

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  24. Congratulations! I'm a new follower, but I like "all of the above" :) I'm totally obsessed with quilts & fabric right now but since I have two girls I like the clothes as well.

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  25. Happy anniversary! I keep coming back because I love the cute pictures of your daughter and the sewing that you do. I live just outside of Ann Arbor, too, so it's nice to read a blog from someone local!
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Happy blogiversary! I keep putting off starting a blog because I am not yet a good photographer. Maybe I should just take the plunge!

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  27. Happy Blogiversary! I come for YOU! Also, your quilts are sooooooo beautiful and I'm always in awe of your cakes.

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  28. Congrats! I love the fact that you write about many things, not just quilting. And I love the fabric porn (hee!). AND the fact that you don't make people do fifty things to have a chance at such a lovely giveaway! (love the voile!)


    lwghosts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Your blog is one of my favorites. I really love your quilts, but what surprised me the most was how much you influenced my baking (which I typically only dabble in). I actually made the Triple lemon blueberry cake from Sweetapolita that you recommended (I hadn't made a cake from scratch in years!). It was amazing and has inspired me to bake more. Thanks for your inspiration and Happy Blogiversary!

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  30. Faabric, and by extension, Quilts!

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  31. Happy blogiversary to you! I enjoyed reading your blog and am new to it! I look forward to coming back and reading more! thanks!

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  32. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I added your blog to my reader a while ago because the things you make are pretty. :)

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  33. Happy blogoversary....mmmm..fabric porn!

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  34. I found you somehow through Flickr. I scrolled back through your posts and have become a follower. Love your furniture redos, your daughter is adorable (those eyes!) and the book of colors you made her is so cute. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Happy Blogiversary!

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  35. I love your blog because I love your quilts and your style! Thanks for starting the blog!

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  36. nice to hear you're around a year--love the fabric :) fenna_otten at yahoo dot ca

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  37. Happy blogiversary! And cute pictures!

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  38. Congrats! I have been eyeing the voile...I have never worked with it before. Craziness!

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  39. Happy blogiversary!! I think if I had to choose, I'd say I'm here for the quilts. But your kid is pretty cute too. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Happy blogiversary! I found you via pinterest recently (I think it was your amazing penant quilt) but am loving your style in general. Keep it up!

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  41. Quilts! I come for everything but the quilts keep me inspired to maybe one day make a quilt.

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  42. Happy Blogiversary. I just love the pastry lines and thosepics are way too cute!

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  43. Congrats on your blogviversary! and keep up the amazing work. Quilts, lovely pics, and domestic stuff is what keeps me coming back to a blog.
    On a interesting note, i find lots of people celebrating their blog anniversaries at this time of the year, think fall calls us home to craft and blog?

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  44. Happy Blogiversary!! Wonderful balloons :)
    Nice fabrics and lovely quilt :) TQ!

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  45. I love being able to keep up with each other's projects despite the distance and am inspired by all your creativity and hard work Em—happy blogiversary and congrats!

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  46. You just gave me an idea for our fall family pics, balloons. They would add a fun touch and my kids would love it :) thank you for that and the giveaway.
    -annabelle

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  47. Happy Bloggiversary! Congrats on one year--look at how much amazing stuff you've accomplished. Well done!

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  48. Happy bloggy anniversary! I love the quilts and kids clothes on this alblog, and of course, I always enjoy a good fabrigasm.

    Your daughter is adorable and I completely understand and appreciate the need to share pictures. I have one, too.

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  49. you inspire me to make great things happen!

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  50. you inspire me to make great things happen!

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  51. Happy Blogaversary!
    I visit for the quilts and anything fabric-related!

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  52. i love quilts and home projects, but adorable daughters are fun too- esp. when you have a son!

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  53. Congratulations on your blogiversary, and many wishes for more happy years of blogging.
    Things that make me return to emmmylizzy are quilts, fabric, and happy photos of your daughter. Thanks for sharing with your readers your celebration of balloons, confetti, Phoebe, and fabrics. Did I mention that I do like to visit because I love fabrics?

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  54. Congratulations on your blogaversary!! I saw you finished quilt on the AAMQG page it turned out great.

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  55. Happy Blogiversary!! Great blog with great posts!

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  56. aaawww congratulations and happy anniversary ;-)) Its amazing how much can happen in a year when you look back at all your posts. I love everything about your blog its a cosy warm place to visit but i do love all the crafty things. Take care and enjoy the next year to, dee x

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  57. hi, i follow you because i like to read about craft, home improvement and sewing projects. i like to paint my furniture and sew and would like to sew a real quilt someday!
    also, i think it is great that you begun to like writing whilst writing about things you are passionate about! happy 1st year of blogging! :)
    sana

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  58. Congratulations on your blog-i-versary! I have to say that I keep coming back for the home projects and your baking (amazing stuff!!). But your daughter is quite adorable as well. Makes me miss those younger days of my own kiddo.

    All the best to you in the upcoming year. :)

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  59. Congrats on your one year! Phoebe is adorable! I have a little girl too so im always on the lookout for little girl things to make...and things for my home :)

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  60. Congratulations on your first big year, you've been super-bloggy-busy!

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  61. Congrats! I am new to sewing and have become addicted! I appreciate your creativity.
    ke77yann (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. Haha, fabric porn for sure! Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I'd be stoked with any of these prize bundles. Cheers!

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  63. Happy blogiversary! I come back for stuff about quilts. :)

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  64. congratulations! i come to your blog for great ideas=vintage repurposed, diy stuff (love that coffee table a while back) kids clothes, recipes, motivation (like that posie gets cozy crewel sampler=i will start it soon). i just think your blog is great and you should keep doin' what you're doin'!

    thanks so much=and a super generous giveaway to boot!
    cheers

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  65. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love your sewing, fabric porn and DIY work. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

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  66. Congrats on one year of blogging. I celebrated my one year in August with a nice giveaway too.
    I enjoy cross stitching and sewing for charity for World of Charity Stitching and would love to win your beautiful fabric.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  67. Congrats on your anniversary. For me it's all about the fabric.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  68. I keep coming because of the giveaways :-)

    Seriously - I like everything you write about. I have young kids, enjoy crafting and the inspriation you give me. Thanks.

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  69. I love all things kids related! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  70. Happy 1st Blogiversary to you. I've only just discovered your blog, but will be back more often now!

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  71. happy blogiversary! i like your blog design. thanks for the giveaway!

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  72. Happy! Happy! I love kids sewing and mama mades, crafts are nice too and I never say no to cute kiddie pics.

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  73. Happy blogiversary! Such a nice giveaway!

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  74. Congratulations on the blogversary! And thanks for the giveaway. I can't say what makes me come back because I just discovered your blog, but I can tell you a will come back because you make beautiful stuff. Ana

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  75. I've just stopped by for the first time today, but fabric porn is always on my list of things to look at during the day.

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  76. i found your blog today through rae's showoff bag post, and oh-my-word i'm so glad i did! i've spent the past hour or so looking through old posts. your photos are super! your cakes are gorgeous! (the blueberry/lemon recipe is now on my To Do list) your sewing is fantastic! (i too have made mooshy belly bunnies & pirate flannel burp cloths) and of course, your daughter is adorable. :)

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  77. Congrats ... and thanks for the giveaway! I come back for ... all of it! Sewing, check. Cooking, check. Cute kiddo, check check check!

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  78. I just found your blog today! Congrats! I like the sewing/fabric stuff but am perusing the baked goods next because I love to learn how to make the delicious desserts look good too--which is sooo much harder than it looks. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  79. Happy Blogversary! I am looking forward to the giveaway :)

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  80. Congratulations. I love no. 3 package, but they are all great.

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  81. Congrats on your blogiversary! I just found your site but I will be back because it looks like you love all the things I do! :) Thanks for a chance to win!

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  82. Karina - your pal in A2September 28, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    I love all your ideas, you inspire me to make great things for my nieces! Plus how adorable is P? Love, love, love keeping up with you!

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  83. yay for blogging! I just found your blog from Made by Rae.

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  84. Congratulations for the first year!

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  85. You are an inspiration, thank you!

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  86. this is my first time here... via made by rae! i'll definitely be back! :)
    kcernick at netscape dot net

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  87. I'm loving your blog! your cakes are amazing! love the furniture makeovers! Can't wait to explore more of your blog!
    and congrats on baby girl #2!!

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