August 19, 2011

Pump up the volume, pump up the volume, dance dance


For some reason, my excitement over the new pattern in my Etsy shop + the uber giveaway I'm about to announce, has translated into old Jock Jams songs.They've been running through my head all morning. Especially this one and this one. I can't attempt to explain why my mind works the way it does...seems it's a mystery for the

I put the finishing touches on my Grab 'n' Go Wristlet pattern last night - whoo hoo! I guess I should say patterns instead of pattern, because I modified the existing clutch templates to include an option for a coin purse. So it's now a 2-in-1 pattern...gotta love options!

If you so desire, you can now purchase it from my Etsy SHOP.

A big thanks to my pattern-testers Candice, Angela, Kristie, Karen and especially Kelly - she's the one that suggested I add the smaller coin purse size :)

Onward ho to the giveaway! Behind door #1 are the lovely wristlets pictured above. The coin purse is made with some of my favorite Japanese fabric and measures 7.5" x 5"...

...and the clutch is made with my favorite prints from Aviary 2 and measures 11.5" x 5". 

Behind Door #2 is a charm pack from Aneela Hoey's upcoming line Little Apples (ooh! ahh!), courtesy of my friend Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics.

What's behind Door #3 Monty? Well I'm glad you asked, because I saved the best for last! It's a brand new car AccuQuilt GO! Baby. The winner will receive the machine pictured below, plus 3 dies of their choice (and the corresponding cutting mats).

You can also click on this link to get some free quilt and individual block patterns from AccuQuilt. Coulda used that Double Wedding Ring die about this time last year...except that I would've had to piece it old school instead of the quick and easy paper piecing we're doing now. Everything's a trade-off, ya know?

22 Free Patterns - Download Now

To enter, leave a comment. Simple as that! Oh, and if you're already a loyal follower, go ahead and leave a second comment telling me so. I think it's more than fair to reward my current readers with an extra shot at the prize, don't you? *wink*

If you find my entry rules boring and wanna make things more interesting, you can always leave me a link for a deliciously Southern chocolate pie mouth has been watering for a chocolate pie like the ones being paraded around in the movie The Help. I LOVE ME SOME PIE nom nom nom...*rubs buddha pie belly* P.S. If you ever find yourself wondering what I might be like in real life, here's a small peek into my soul. I have what you might call "spunk" or "chutzpah"...what Millie does with that pie in the book/movie, is 100% something I would do if faced with a foe as evil as Hilly. I laughed til I hurt during that scene.

I'm also in dire need of a cute travel bag tutorial or pattern, so feel free to shower me with links! I'm looking for something to use as my carry-on for the Sewing Summit in October...I'm getting SO excited...and impatient. Patience is not one of my virtues...just ask my husband ;)

This giveaway will close at midnight next Thursday, August 25, and it IS open to all you lovely International peeps...yes, even the GO! Baby. I specifically checked to make sure you all would be included on that because I've got your back ;)

GOOD LUCK!!! I'm so nervous! Waiting to find out who's gonna win the big prize is like trying to fall asleep on Christmas Eve *sigh*....patience Kaelin, patience...


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My daughter found your blog and now we are both fans. We are each doing the DWR and having a blast!

I would love to win a Baby GO! What a fun addition to my sewing room that would be. Of course, what you have behind door 1 and 2 is also very lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

I'm a follower. I'm really enjoying the DWR quilt along.

Love your bags. I also love chocolate chess pie. If you haven't had one, you should try it out.

I'm also a follower and hopefully will make it to a mqg meeting soon.

Ack! You weren't kidding when you said it was an awesome giveaway!! I love everything you've got!

I would love to win also....of course. So many pretty dies.

I need a cute clutch and a baby go:)

I'm a old follower. Thanks for the giveaway, Kaelin.

Love your little clutches!

Have you ever had a Hershey Bar Pie? Easy peasy! Melt 5 of a 6 pack of Hershey bars. Let cool just a minute and then fold in a container of whipped cream. Place all of this into a premade graham cracker crust. You can either melt the 6th bar with the original 5 or you can shave it on top for looks. Place in the fridge until it sets up (about 6 hours). You could also use a chocolate crust. Yum!

Love the bags! Thanks for taking the time to host the giveaway.

I love the new pattern! The pleating and little button detail are too cute. Thanks for the generous giveaway, as always!

AWESOME giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Check out Jen at In Color Order for bag ideas.

I went to college in the South and years later I'm still amazed by the deliciousness that is chocolate and peanut butter pie. I think you have to be Southern in order to make it right though.

I'd love to win. Thanks for a chance! I don't have a southern chocolate pie recipe, but you can make an OREO pie really easily and it is yummy!

Make 1pkg vanilla pudding and pour into chocolate pie crust. Make 1pkg choc pudding, add handful of crushed oreos to the mix. Pour on top of vanilla pudding in pie crust. Top with about 1/2 container cool whip. Sprinkle more crushed oreos on top.
Watch it be devoured.
Serves 6-8, but probably just 6. :)

Please, I would like to win :-)

And yes, I'm a Follower. Here, there and everywhere :-)

Great postM I'm a new follower and added this giveaway to my blog list

I've got a Go! Baby already, but I'll take that charm pack or the purses any day!

You are so generous with your giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

I'm a new follower. I don't know how I didn't know of your blog. Great stuff!

terrific giveaway great blog

Love your little coin and clutch bags! Very very cute! And after watching and reading The Help, I may never eat chocolate pie again - but I too laughed until I cried!!

And of course I'm a follower!!!

I'd love a Go! baby and if I win I will surely faint.

I'm also liking the coin purse. They're all beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!!! ;>

I'm a new follower, I'm not if that counts? Thanks again!!!!

August 25 is my hubby's birthday. Perhaps it can be my lucky day as well. :) I am also a new follower, Can't wait to see what you post next.

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

I love this messenger bag:

Since someone else already posted the link to Minny's chocolate pie, I won't do that again.

Great giveaway. I would love any of the prizes but I would really like a GO! Baby for super easy transport. (Not to mention it is a great tool and --well it is just adorable!)

A-dor-a-ble! Great job! Can't wait to check out your tutorial!

I love your wristlets. I really want to win prize 3!!!

Fabulous giveaway! Thank you for hosting it!

I am a regular follower of your blog!

what a great great great great giveaway! I`d like to win the baby!!!
Have a nice week,

And I´m a follower, so I love to take a second chance.
Silke from Germany

What a generous giveaway. Thank you so much. I am now a follower. Love your blog. Hugs

What wonderful giveaways. Thank you for sharing.

Well, I thought I was a follower until I realized that I've been follower you from my daughter-in-law's blog, Happy Quilting. She follows the best blogs! So now I'm a follower on my own too. I've enjoyed your posts for months and now I'm legal.

Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway!!!

Not any help with the pie or the bag. Sorry, but I know you'll get lots of help on both.Thanks for the giveaway and success in your search.

Lovely, lovely bags (the coin purse addition was a great idea); Little Apples - just too cute; and I am just aching for one of the Baby's. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Now ... if I could just get that song out of my head. Pump up the volume, pump up the volume, pump of the volume, dance, dance!!

So here's the thing about following. I am positive I've seen your posts before (like that stuffed Scottie in your sewing room post), but when I double checked on the "follow" link at the top of your site it didn't say I was already following. I've had that happen before whenever I did manual "adds" to my blogger. So, if you can count this entry, great! If not, I totally understand. In any event, love what you do and look forward to your updates.

Love the wristlets-pleats are awesome!

What a fabulous giveaway!! Love the prizes and your top coin purse is exactly something I'd want! Hope I win...!

How very sweet of you to offer other prizes besides the AccuQuilt GO! Baby. I espesially love the coin purse - it is so pretty!

Ooooo! Fabulous giveaway! Love the "pump up the volume" tune too. Now it's in my head. :)
I'm a new follower! (though I've been here a few times before!)

I have been trying to win one of these for months. I hope I win this one. I have a chocolate pie recipe on my blog.

I have a great chocolate pie recipe that I will scan and send you tomorrow. It is delicious and you have to put at least 6" tall meringue on it! AT LEAST...the more egg yolks in the pudding the richer the pie, that's my motto!! Thanks for the chance to win goodies. I am a new follower.

I just hopped over from OCD, this is such a cute wristlet/bag!
For an overnight bag, Melly and Me has a very cute sleepover bag that I love!

Oh what fun! I wish I had a chocolate pie recipe for you...or an actual pie for me...thanks much for the giveaway. I'm wishing and wishing for a Go Baby.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

I follow you with (in?) my Google reader.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Hello Kaelin,

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. Hope you have been blessed with Chocolate Pie recipes. I do have alemon pie which I put on my blog a few posts ago, Very easy and delicious and completly calorie free.
Happy days.

You may not even get as far as reading this but I found the blog that was doing a whole series of bags for travelling right here-

Love those cute little pouches!=)

Wow, that is a great giveaway!! Winning is so much fun!

I'm a follower! Thanks for the extra chance! *wink

Great giveaway. I have on my blog a sugarfree carrotcake recipe.

Wow!! Such a great givaway!!!

I am a follower of yours, too!!! Luv the purse and coin purse!!!

Dang! Everything you are giving away is nice stuff! I'd love to win any of it (*as I secretly wish to win the Go! along with everyone For a bag pattern I just bought this one last week: I haven't tried it yet but I want to soon.

I am follower too. Thanks for the hexie tutorial!

Love the wristlets, so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

I haven't seen the movie yet so I don't know exactly what chocolate pie is in The Help, but the Toll House Pie is definitely delicious and very chocolatey! Here's a link:

I'm a follower of your blog!

I'm plotting at this moment to see the Help with a friend next week. Loved the book.

Soooooo many lovely prizes! Thanks for a super duper schmooper giveaway :)

Aaaaand, I follow you in google reader ;)

Ooh what fun! Thanks for your generous giveaways! So I'm guessing you loved the movie? I've only read the book (amazing) and am looking forward to seeing the movie soon... which was better? Book or movie??

Love the pattern! Thanks for a chance to win!

Love the coin purse. Hard to pick just 3 dies but I would say circles, Christmas and Rob Perter to Pay Pul. It's such fun to follow Accuquilt and see what's next.

What a wonderful giveaway. I have a great chocolate mint pie recipe where the crust does matter, but it has raw eggs so a bit of a health hazard.

Thank you for the lovely give away, I love your new pattern.

I am a follower of your lovely blog too.

I would love one of these and NOW I would love some chocolate pie, I am preparing my wooden spoon for some baking this evening :)

How about The Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake Recipe. I know it's not pie but it is sooooo chocolate. You can find it at

What a crazy-awesome giveaway, Kaelin! I wish I had a chocolate pie recipe (I don't bake pies, as a rule, but I make a WICKED triple chocolate brownie--lemme know if you'd like the recipe) or a bag pattern (I made Katy, aka imagingermonkey, a drawstring pouch once and it was nearly the end of me. True story) to share. But I don't. So you'll have to settle for the brownie recipe. :D

And you know I'd follow you anywhere. Er, I mean, I'm a follower. Um. Yeah. Awk-werd...

What a fabulous giveaway! This is wonderful...I'd love to win any of the three! I LOVE the weekender bag-but haven't tried it yet-I did buy the fabric for it...just chicken!

Love your post! Thank you for the chance. I am a follower. :)

Thank you for this fabulous giveaway.
If I am so fortunate as to win the AccuQuilt Baby GO! and dies, these are the 3 dies that I would pick. #55018 GO! Value Die , #55012 GO! Circle-2", 3", 5" , and the GO! Hexagons -2", 3", 5". Alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

The wristlets are cute! Never made a pie like that so, sorry.

Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I would LOVE a Go! Baby!!! I'm a new follower! =)

Hello dear! Lovely space and wonderful candy! So and so helpful! Thanks so much for this lovely chance! :D Rachel
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

I'm a follower
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

Well, I haven't a good chocolate pie recipe because I'm searching it too! :))) But I can tell you I've posted your candy on my sidebar at "sorteios/candies", by date! Thanks again! :D Rachel
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

I am still waiting to find the perfect fabric for your double wedding ring quilt along. I scrap pieced one arc and I couldn't believe how easy it was! Thanks for sharing your patterns and giveaways!

I found you throught craize corners but had to add you to my google reader just because of the name of your blog. I love scotties and almost had one but ended up with a white west highland terrier that lived to be over 17 years old and I am now on my second one. go terriers

Wowzers! I feel like i'm sitting in a crowd on some swanky set. Wonderful giveaways my dear.

I am a follower through google. I'm slacking on my blogroll. But you are there- promise!

Thanks for the chance. The Go Baby would be so fun to play with!!

I am also a follower through Google!

Wow! Lovely giveaways! Your pattern is adorable. I love the pleats. That Go baby! has been calling my name for months now. Thank you!

What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

And yes, I am a follower! :)
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

No recipie for chocolate pie - we're more of a brownie house here. But count me in for the GO! contest!

My birthday is Friday so I would love to win!

Hi hope you find the bag you are looking for -here is my offering :

oooooh that pattern is adorable! That may have to be my September treat after I get paid next week....

and ummm, I may or may not still own a variety of Jock Jams and Jock Rock CDs....

would love to win this! Am just getting started on my DWR, so a lot of cutting in my future!

great giveaway!
yanuzo at hotmail dot com

Yay! I follow on gfc!
yanuzo at hotmail dot com

Door #3, door #3, oh please let it be door #3!!!

I follow you and Mr. Whiskers!

Gonna check out those bags, cool! Thanks for the giveaway...

What a giveaway!Love your purses.

Can't help with the pie recipe, sorry. But sounds nummy!!

I am a follower of your blog :)

I don't (didn't) have a recipe for chocolate pie (now I do after reading the comments). I read the help when it came out a few years ago and LOVED it. Haven't seen the movie yet but plan to tomorrow.

and I'm also a follower (I usually read your blog during lunch at work - the perfect brain distraction). You've gotten me hooked on hexigons and I'm dying to make a DWR quilt.. but first I have to attend to some UFOs. Thanks!

Hi there! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

I so want to win one of these!!

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