Giveaway Day is Here!

Giveaway Day is Here!

The lovely ladies over at Sew Mama Sew has put together a huge list of blogs hosting giveaways this week, if you’ve got some time, head on over and enter some more!

I have ONE MORE WEEK of teaching…and then I’m out for summer – WAHOO! One of the things I’m going to do more of this summer is some faux snow dyeing. I live in the desert part of Southern California, so there’s not much snow around these parts, but I have an ice machine that makes crushed ice, so I used that to do some “snow dyeing” over a year ago. I made some lovely fabrics:

look at that lovely rainbow!

Here are pix from an experiment I ran comparing the faux snow dyeing with my other dyeing methods.

Although I may have used a couple of these pieces, the bulk are sitting in a bin marked “pretty pieces”. I know I’ll get around to using them at some point, but I thought it would be nice to share too! So, if you’d like one of these pretties in your stash, simply leave a comment! You don’t have to say anything in particular, but since today (May 23) is my son Liam’s 14th birthday, you could wish him happy birthday! 😉

NOTE: Comment moderation is turned on, so don’t be worried if your comment doesn’t shop up right away – I have to approve it first!

Today is “Tie Dye Day” in my Mother Earth Chemistry class (here are pix from last year’s fun) so I’m going to be having a busy day!

This giveaway will close Wednesday the 25th at midnight Pacific, and I will send it out (internationally if necessary) the following Monday!

Good luck!

395 Responses to Giveaway Day is Here!

  1. Happy Birthday Liam.. My birthday is the 24th. thank you for the chance to win some yummy fabric!

  2. Happy Birthday Liam!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    Lovely… I hope I am the lucky one..

  3. What gorgeous fabric! I’ve added you to my reader! ^_^

    And please wish Liam a belated Happy Birthday! 14’s a great age!

  4. These are all gorgeous! How fun – snow dyeing in Southern California. I hope you and your class had a fun tie dye day!

  5. What amazing fabrics! What fun it would be to play with them.

    Oh, and happy birthday to Liam 🙂


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  6. What fantastic fabric. I would be honored to have some of those in my stash.


  7. Snow dyeing is special, isn’t it? Plenty of snow here in winter and spring, but just got an ice shaving machine for when I get the urge this summer.

  8. What beautiful fabric! Happy Birthday to your son! The 23rd was my father’s birthday too! A great day! I hope today is a great day for you!
    Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!
    Suzanne dot Jourdan at

  9. Wow, great fabrics, they’re all really cool. I would love to use some of it in my next project.

    Happy Birthday Liam!!

  10. Liam!! Happy Birthday DUDE!! My cousin’s son is named Liam, not too many out there, it’s good to be original…hence Michelle, so not original 🙁 heehee

  11. Happy belated birthday Liam! And thank you for the giveaway – those are some beautiful fabrics.

  12. to be 14 again! hope yesterday was a special day for your son!

    Cuuuuuuute!!!! fabrics!!
    thanks for the giveaway!
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  13. I’m juust starting to make an across the body purse, and these kinds of fabrics would be perfect for a tie dye purse! 😀

  14. o…. your son is a Gemini also… my birthday is coming up on Thursday… can’t wait 🙂
    i really wish him a very nice summer, a lot of swimming, playing with friends and a lot of creativity

  15. I love this fabric,so lovely work.

    Hey,your son is Taurus like my daughter,she turn 5 on May 12.

    Liam,Happy Birthday,hope you have a fun,colorful day full of surprises and lovely presents.

  16. Happy Late Birthday Liam!

    I would love to win some of that stash – for a colourful quilt!

  17. I may be a little late but give my best wishes to your son! 14 years… will start to get a little bit difficult ^^ my little brother is turning 16 in august… and as much as I love him… I’ll be happy when this difficult time is over 😉

  18. Happy belated birthday, Liam !

    I really like this fabric – I’ve never thought about the process of tye-dying fabric before. I think I did it once or twice with a t-shirt in grade school, but I can’t remember how we went about it.

    Beautiful stuff!

  19. Happy Birthday to Liam. I just love the name Liam. If my friend has a baby boy he will be named Liam Henry. Your fabrics are just lovely! I have 2-1/2 weeks left of school! Can’t wait to sew more.

  20. Happy Birthday to Liam! My birthday is next week (30!!!). I hope he has a great day.

  21. Happy belated birthday, Liam! The fabric is beautiful and I would love to win some!

  22. Happy birthday, Liam!

    Love the hand dyed fabric… It’s gorgeous and soo summery!! 🙂

  23. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance : ) I’ll be stopping by again… : )

  24. I haven’t used tie dyed fabric before but my mum has some lovely batik fabric she’s let me ‘borrow’ pieces of! Love the patterning in these.

  25. Cool! My kids are nutso about tie-dying, and I think they’d have lots of ideas of things for me to make them with this cool fabric!


  26. Your fabrics are scrumptious !
    Wow I love all that color….would
    love to win ! Thanks for participating
    and sharing ……

  27. What a fun giveaway – love all those beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win! =)



  28. OMG! That is sooooooooooooooo cool!
    I love the color variations that you get from/in each of them!
    Thank you for the opportunity:}

  29. Oh how I’d love one of your lovlies to meet my lovely stash!! Liam I used to teach 14 year olds. Happy Birthday, you are a young man — have fun –be careful — and remember Mom knows best:)

  30. Happy Birthday Liam.
    I love your fabrics. Summer is my sewing time. I have taught sewing and cooking for years but next year it is the 5th grade. Time for a new adventure,

  31. WoW what great stash of beautiful hand dyed fabric. I love them all but I would be happy with any. Tell Liam Happy Birthday one day late. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  32. Happy Birthday Liam, I bet you hate this, my daughter would of hated. But maybe that is a girl thing. Thanks for the chance of entering. I loved the blue, and the park purple. You do a great job with the dyeing, I will follow your site to see what you have this summer.

  33. Happy Birthday Liam!

    Ooh I’m going to have to look into that process, those are stunning!

  34. These are lovely! I just started fabric dying, it’s fun 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Wow – those are very cool dye colored fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Belated birthday to your son – hope his day was wonderful! 🙂

  36. ♪ ♫ Happy Belated Birthday, Liam! ♫ ♪
    I was going to name my son either Liam or Aidan–Aidan it is! But I still love your name too Liam!

  37. i hope your son had a lovely birthday! and i wish i had a machine that made crushed ice… i’m pregnant and craving ice like you wouldn’t believe, and crushed is *the best.*

    cheers from sunny arizona!

  38. Happy Birthday, Liam…this year if you mix up the numbers you have 1-2-3-4! How cool is that.

    Great blog-giveaway! Thanks so much!

  39. What gorgeous fabrics! I’ve never heard of snow dying before – I’m going to have to go and research it now. 🙂

    Happy birthday to Liam as well! Bet he’s getting lots of birthday wishes from all over the world.

  40. Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the giveaway! And a belated happy birthday to your son!

  41. Happy BIrthday to your son. Your pieces are beautiful. I like the snow dyed look, more softened. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

  42. Wow, I am in love with your faux snow dying results, they’re gorgeous! We had enough snow here in Canada this past winter, I could have sent you some!

    Happy Birthday Liam!!

  43. Happy Belated Birthday Liam! I have a son that is 22 and a daughter that is 5 months :o)

    LOVE the effect the snow adds to the fabric. Would you be willing to share how you did that?

  44. WOW this fabric is beautiful! Can think of tons to do with it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  45. Happy birthday, wow 14. let me see, when I was 14 I wanted to be a teacher. How about you?

  46. Your colors are so powerful! I was trying to choose a favorite as I scrolled through–and couldn’t! Thanks for your generosity, and happy birthday Liam!

  47. Hope your son has a fantastic birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  48. oooh, neat! I would love to play with these. They look so inviting all set out in a rainbow like that! Thanks for the great hospitality!

  49. Have a wonderful day however you choose to celebrate the day! I esp like that wild rice colorway…

  50. Happy Belated birthday Liam!

    I’m also a snow dyer and I LOVE the way these fabrics turn out. I would love to win one of your beauties. Thanks for offering one up for the giveaway. I also love the sound of a Mother Nature Chemistry class. That’s a science class I could have gotten into as a teenager!

  51. Hope your son has a fun birthday! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!
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  52. Candy,

    I love all your faux snow dye colors, but I think my faves are the ‘wild rice’ colors; I don’t think I’ve seen these anywhere before.

    Happy Birthday to Liam! I have a brother named Liam who turned 40 this year (in April)!

    I’d love to win one of your gorgeous pieces of hand dyed fabrics!

    Kristin F.

  53. Gorgeous! I love the Wild Rice! SO unique and pretty. I see lots of projects brewing 🙂 Thank you for this chance!

  54. Happy Birthday Liam! You are very fortunate to have such a talented mother. Thanks for the chance to win those lovely fabrics.

  55. Many happy returns to your son Liam and sorry it’s late though. I hope you had a great day together and many, many more to look forward to. Thanks for sharing your richly coloured fabrics.

  56. I love the different fabrics. I think that it would make a great dress for my daughter. Happy belated birthday Liam.

  57. Yeah for summer. I always loved having a good long summer after a year teaching

  58. I would be honored to share some of your dyed pieces. They are absolutely fabulous!! I would love to make a patchwork skirt out of just those fabrics, in 5″ charms maybe? So very, very cool!!

  59. PS… this one is just for you. WOT (web of trust) has you rated poorly for some reason. You might want to contact them about that. I went ahead and put an excellent rating in for you, it said that would help.

  60. WOW!! Happy belated birthday Liam! The fabric is beautiful! I would love to hear what you do with your students, I teach FACS and I would have liked to covered more about dye in my textiles class. Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Since today is the 25th I will say “Happy Belated Birthday Liam”
    It was my mother’s 75th birthday on the 23rd.

  62. Happy Birthday to Liam! Your fabric makes me want to dye fabric! I was leaning toward sil screening as my next project but now I think I MUST dye.

  63. Happy Birthday to your son!!!

    Your hand-dyed fabrics are beautiful. Happy summer break. I teach first grade in Arizona… and I’m definitely ready for summer vacation! =) 2 more days!

  64. What fantastic pieces you have to choose from! I finish teaching on the 9th and agree with you, wahoo!!!

  65. Beautiful job! Those colors are wonderful. I wish I had the space to dye again in my tiny apartment 🙁

  66. What a beautiful prize. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day. Happy Birthday to Liam.

  67. Happy Birthday Liam! 🙂 So much fun, my 6 year wedding anniversary was on Monday was well!

    Hope you are having fun with the giveaways! Thanks so much for doing this one! The fabrics look awesome!

  68. happy belated birthday, liam! my birthday is the 23rd as well! hooray for birthday twins!

    thanks for the giveaway

  69. For your son : Happy Belated Birthday Liam !! Hope you had a great day!!
    Your fabrics are beautiful ! Someday I’ll give dying a try. Your fabrics would
    look great in a quilt and I could also use them in some applique projects.
    Thank you for a chance to win.