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I get all my gift pashminas from Susan at All About Blanks and everyone who has receives them seems to be thrilled to pieces. Last year I did them for all the review nurses on my husband's team.. 20 very happy women let me tell you!
Alas into every life a little rain must fall and while embroidering this one it got caught up under the machine making a rather a mess of things and no longer being gift-worthy. I hated to just trash it so I took a strip of some of my very favorite voile ( light as air and that color!).. I cut a strip wide enough to cover the boo-boo front and back and then sewed it on with a rather sweet but naive looking running stitch along the top and bottom thereby saving the scarf and making it one of my favorites!
Mind you the fact that I always keep a stock of these and other embroiderable blanks around makes it very easy to whip up a quick gift at a moments notice. Right now I am starting to think about the holidays in a BIG way ( are you?) So these are a few of my favorite All About Blanks items to have on hand for those holiday hostess gifts-
Handtowels - always appreciated during the hectic holiday season when laundry never gets done fast enough ( or maybe that is just me?). Add a monogram or design to fit the kitchen of the hostess and you have a really nice gift.
Cocktail parties are still all the rage in the wake of the MadMen tv show.. so cocktail napkins are in demand and these are so much more swanky than paper that is for sure! I love these with a witty phrase or but embroidery in the center
And not to forget the little girls in my life ( I will admit boys are harder). These headbands are quick to embroider or embellish for last minute birthday gifts with a price point that cannot be beat.. Susan so knows what she is doing on this point!
So.. guess what?... I think you need to stock up on some of these quick to embellish items too!.. and to that end I have a two things for you.
1) Susan has been so gracious as to offer my readers a free shipping code anywhere in the U.S. on any size single order ( hint hint to those of you with small embroidery biz's or lots of people to sew for -time to stock up!) The code is "sisters" ( without the '' of course), put that in and hit recalculate and it should remove your shipping!.. yippee! START SHOPPING HERE
2) Susan and I want to get you started on your shopping! She is offering a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers just because you are so great! So we are going to make this simple ( I hate complicated). Leave a comment with a quick note about something you are doing to get ready for the upcoming holidays and if you are a No-reply sort of person please leave me a way to contact you if you win! I will draw for the certificate on Friday the 11th
Bonus - if I end up with over 50 comments I will draw a second name for their very own pashima out of my stash of gifty goodness! So pass this on via facebook and Twitter so those comment numbers climb!
WOOT!.. we have a winner(s)........ via a drawing using the 29 numbered entries via the comment form on this post the winner is comment 26 which was made by SHERRY who said "'m currently shopping for a new sewing machine so I can finish up my patchwork Christmas pillows"
And since I can't leave well enough alone I drew for the Pashima ( nope.. did not get 50 comments but what the hell, it's the holidays!)
The winner there is number Ami who said "Love what you did to rescue the pashmina! Genius!
To prep for the holidays, I'm starting to get ready for a card-making blitz. My goal is to have them all done within the next week or so so they don't hang over my head longer than necessary. "
Ladies, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org within the next 48 hours to arrange to get your prizes!!
And everyone please remember to thank Susan at All About Blanks and remember to use that free shipping code that is good on one order placed before the end of the year!!
~ As a note- Susan is just a darling friend and I love showing off her business since I believe in her and her products. I am not compensated for this post or giveaway