4.23.2013

Stitch Magazine Summer '13 & a Give-Away

 
 
I'm happy to share two projects I designed that are featured in Stitch Magazine, Summer 2013.
You will find it on news stands now! 
 The first is my set of Petal Nesting bowls.
Each individual petal and the bottom of the bowl is machine stitched. The individual petals and the base of the bowl are hand stitched together.  It is a great project to take on the go! 
The bowls sit on my work table and are the perfect place to put small sewing notions.
They would also be lovely on a dressing table for displaying your jewelry.

I used Denyse Schmidt's newest Shelburne Falls collection.  I love this collection!
 

The theme of the issue inspired me to design this maxi dress.  I love maxi dresses for summer time because they are so easy to wear - I love to feel dressed up and comfortable at the same time : )  This dress would be equally as lovely without the front ruffle! The flower is removeable and would be a fun embellishment on a hand bag!






In celebration of these projects I am hosting a give-away!  Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics has generously donated a FQ set of the Maple colorway of DS Shelburne Falls.
Please leave a comment below and I will pick a winner on Saturday.  The give-away will be open until Friday 11:59 pm. PST.  Good luck!!!

91 comments:

  1. Congratulations, and your petal bowls are fantastic. You are so right that Shelburne Falls is fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Both the bowls and the dress are wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. I love both your projects. I didn't know that you also design clothing. Beautiful!

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  4. Charise, your nesting bowls are beautiful...so bright and cheerful! And your dress is beautiful...I think the design would compliment all sizes and shapes...gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!

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  5. Charise, they are both fantastic designs! The bowls are just so appealing looking and I'd love a dress like that. Great job!

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  6. Congratulations, just love the nesting bowls - can see my daughter in that dress. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

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  7. My favorite blog............

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  8. The nesting bowls are brilliant. Thanks for a lovely giveaway and a great blog!

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  9. Those petal nesting bowls are adorable! Would be a cute Mother's Day gift. Guess I'm gonna have to snatch up a copy of the mag, pronto!

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  10. oh man! those nesting bowls are amazing!

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  11. I always love seeing the new projects that you have developed! I love maxi-dresses for the summer.

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  12. What a wonderful project. I would love to make a trio of these beautiful bowls. Thanks for the chance to win this great bundle of fabric!

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  13. love these bowls (and your blog)! thanks for the chance to win some denyse. :)

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  14. Love the bowls, thanks for the Chance to win

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  15. Love the bowls, perfect as a gift to my sewing pals.

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  16. Love both your projects! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  17. Your petal nesting bowls are so lovely... I will make sure to pick up the Stitch magazine at my next Joann trip! Thanks for the chance to win those pretty fabrics :)

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  18. Love your nesting bowls. I can think of a gazillion uses for them!

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  19. Congrats your projects are awesome and thanks or the chance to win!

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  20. Gorgeous projects as always! I really love that maxi dress, just wish that the weather here in Ireland were warm enough to wear it!!

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  21. Congrats on having your designs published! The bowls are absolutely adorable!

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  22. Love the nesting bowls!!so pretty!

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  23. Cute bowls! When they are all stacked together they look like they're blooming!

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  24. Both of your projects are so beautiful Charise! I love the bowls and need that dress this summer!

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  25. The petal bowls are absolutely lovely, I must have a look for the magazine!

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  26. I really need to follow your lead and made a nice summer dress (if the weather ever warms up)! Being short, maxi dresses don't cut it for me so I always have to shorten them. Great looking bowls! Thanks for the chance.

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  27. The bowls are adorable! I don't usually sew garments, but your dress is luring me in!

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  28. The bowls are adorable I can think of plenty of uses for them! The dress brings me back....and I agree....summer comfort and a feeling you can go anyway from shopping to lounging on the back deck, to church or to dinner... I loved wearing those dresses... when? at least a decade ago. Hope you bring it all back to popularity again. I'm too old for those mini skirts. LOL

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  29. love this giveaway fabric AND your bowls!

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  30. Flower bowls! so cute and different! thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Gorgeous projects! Love them both!

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  32. Beautiful projects Charise! I love how DS fabrics look in those bowls. Congratulations!

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  33. I especially love your maxi dress! It's kind of funny, I have about a dozen copies of Stitch but I've never actually made a project out of one of them. I may have to fix that... Congrats on more publications!!!

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  34. Those bowls are adorable¡¡¡

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  35. You are so clever, the bowls are fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. I love the bowls. So many uses for them.

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  37. Love those bowls. I need to get a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. congrats on your designs! the dress is very pretty and comfy looking and the bowls are so cute.

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  40. Congrats. Always love your creations. Thanks for the giveaway. The maple color way is my favorite in this line.

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  41. I love the bowls and the dress!

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  42. WOW! You designed not only bowls, but also dress - very impressing!

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  43. SO PRETTY! WANT TO MAKE SOME OF THESE!
    CONGRATS ON THE PUBLISHING!
    THANKS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  44. I love the bowls and also the fabrics that you have chosen for your projects throughout the site. They are all so homey. Thanks for the time you spend to provide this content.

    Kathy

    kloe04@gmail.com

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  45. The bowls are great! Thanks for the chance to win - I LOVE all of Denyse Schmidt's collections, but don't have any Shelburne Falls yet...

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  46. I love the petal bowls! They look so fun to make!

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  47. Lovely projects, Charise! The bowls are adorable, and it's so great that you're getting back to fashion design! I'm going on a trip, so taking the parts of those bowls along to hand stitch might be a good project for me!

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  48. Sweet designs Charise! I love that Stitch includes clothing with its crafts!

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  49. Love the petal nesting bowls, Charise. Will you be including the pattern on your website? Would love to purchase it! Also winning the giveaway would be sweet.

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  50. Those bowls are great and I love this fabric line! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  51. I love the bowls! I shall look out for this magazine here in England!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  52. I also love the bowls! Got to get a copy of the magazine!

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  53. I love this fabric line! I can hardly wait to get the magazine and some of this beautiful fabric to do some fun projects! Thank you!

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  54. Lindas taças parecem porcelana na foto,parabéns.Obrigada
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  55. LOVE the bowls they are totally gorgeous. Congrats on the magazine again. The fabric is amazing and I would love to add it to my Medallian (sp?) quilt please please please please.

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  56. Okay, you've convinced me to go get the magazine. The bowls are wonderful! And, I think my 17 year old daughter would love this dress. She does get a bit anxious when I say that I "can make" her a dress. I think she worries that she might hurt my feeling if she doesn't like it. But hey, if she doesn't, then I can have it! ahhahahah

    Thank you for the opportunity for the fat quarters. I love the Shelburne Falls line. It's been on my "wish list" since it has come out. The problem is deciding what color way is my favorite. Tough decision as they are all lovely. :)

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  57. Congratulations on having your designs in Stitch magazine. Both are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  58. I absolutely love the bowls! Hope to see it soon in your store. 8)

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  59. I like the bowls you made. They look like they are do-able! Anxious to see the magazine. Thanks

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  60. Congrats on being published. Your petal bowls and summer maxi dress are lovely. I will watch out for the magazine, would love to make some of the bowls. The fabric is gorgeous.

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  61. Love the petal bowls!! Beautiful fabric selection. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  62. Beautiful bowls. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. Cute bowls! Love how they are so colorful. Haven't tried a maxi dress since grade school. They seem to be too long for me. I remember I stepped on the hems too much! :)

    Sandy A

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  64. I'm thinking the bowls made of solid color linen with some random embroidery would be cool to display everyday jewelry.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. I love Stitch Magazine and your cute nesting bowls! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  66. I adore those cute little nesting bowls! And I wish I wasn't so short so I could wear those maxi dresses :)

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  67. Your projects are always so cute! thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. love the bowls neat and the dress does look comfy

    thanks for the giveaway

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  69. your bowls are wonderful. your dress is lovely. i love the ruffle, and i too like long in the summer.

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  70. Charise, your design skills rock! Congrats on your brilliant works, and as always I look forward to your next inspiration!

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  71. The bowls are super cute! And your blog is full of beautiful projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Laura

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  72. I love the dress! I may have to pick up that issue!

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  73. I think I will have to have the issue for the bowl pattern. Super pattern.
    Love the fabrics shown.

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  74. Gorgeous creations...as always!

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  75. Your bowls are so cute! Love your work Charise!

    karen(dot)patriquin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. The bowls sre wonderful! Thank you also for hosting this give-away!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  77. I love the bowls. I can picture them in Christmas fabric with ribbon candy in them. Thanks for the giveaway. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  78. The bowls are so lovely. And it's such a nice idea to have different sizes in different colour combinations.

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  79. What cute bowls! I've seen these done with hexagons as well. Very useful items to have around. I've not been able to get out and see a copy of the magazine but hope to do so soon. I think I could get a digital issue, but I don't care for those really. I want them in my hands so I can stroke the pages much like I stroke fabric. It's a tactile thing I guess. Love the dress too! Maybe I could even entice my daughter to make one for the summer. Stranger things have happened you know...

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  80. I love those fabric bowls. I really want to make some soon!

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  81. adore those bowls... and the maxi dress is fun!

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  82. What great bowls! And such beautiful fabric!

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