Fab Freebie: Sew Sweet

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***

Thanks to random.org, these three ladies are getting a kick start to Mother’s Day: Traci (who inherited her mother’s worrying skills!), April (who got her mom’s love of shopping, travel and new things) and Stacy (who inherited the gift of being a good cook from her mom).

Because becoming a mom has mysteriously given Sherry the urge to learn how to sew (more on that here and here) we thought we’d use this pre-Mother’s Day giveaway to dish out TWO fabric-tastic prizes to THREE lucky winners. And they won’t have to sew a stitch because it has already been done for ’em. The first comes from City Chic Country Mouse, whose Etsy shop caters to those who want to inject a bit of chic to their chore list (not that any moms should be doing housework on Mother’s Day). Each of our three winners can choose from any of their colorful, graphic, and punchy ironing board covers, which will definitely cheer up any laundry room:

Plus those same three lucky winners get a double dose this week. A customized fabric wreath from a local Richmonder who puts her sewing prowess to work in her Etsy shop, Love Elaine is also on the agenda. While she’s got cool modern spins on aprons, quilts, and bags – her fabric wreaths are always a favorite. And yup, each winner gets to pick our their own colors.

  • PRIZE: Any ironing board cover from City Chic Country Mouse and a custom fabric wreath from Love Elaine
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “SEW ME!” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … tell us one quality you’re glad you inherited – or wish you had inherited – from your mother (or other parental type figure). Are you grateful she instilled strong family values? Or that she passed down her sense of style / fabulous cooking abilities? Or do you keep waiting for her sewing skills to kick in like Sherry?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 4th at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The United States and Canada
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday morning for the announcement of our winners. Good luck…

Note: We weren’t paid or perk’d for hosting this giveaway, we just like rewarding our lovely readers! See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics from City Chic Country Mouse and Love Elaine.


  1. Tracey Bartula says

    SEW ME!

    I inherited my mothers heart of service…to a fault sometimes….but thankful all the same! She always things of others and what she can do to help, whether that be a home cooked meal after a tragedy, a encouraging note after a hard week, joining that “committee” that no one else will volunteer for, or just being there to talk…..she is amazing and I strive to be like her daily!

  2. Colleen says

    “SEW ME!” My mom does so many of the typical “mom things” so well! I wish I had the patience to learn how to sew like she does!

  3. says

    Sew Me.

    My mom instilled in me a freakish need to make all the beds each morning (oh, and empty the garbage cans if anyone is coming to visit).


  4. says

    SEW ME!

    I am thankful that I have inherited the no-nonsense gene from my mother. She tells it like it is and takes no flak from anyone. She knows her opinion is just that and isn’t offended if you don’t take her advice. She is a very well respected member of our community because of these attributes and I hope that one day, I can have the same great things said of myself.

    Thanks for all the fab giveaways you do! I just started reading this website recently, however, I LOVE all the information and the honest fun you inject into everything you do!

  5. Leah says

    SEW ME! I’m glad I inherited my mom’s OCD about taking care of your possessions. As much as I hated coasters and things similar as a kid, I’m glad it’s part of me now. Our things last longer and look better because of it!

  6. Ginna says

    Sew Me!

    I inherited the ability to make really amazing mac and cheese! My grandmother’s recipe… yum!

  7. Katie says

    SEW ME!

    I definitely inherited my mom’s creativeness. Her name is Martha and everyone calls her “Martha Stewart”. Now they call me “mini Martha” :)

  8. natalie G. says

    Sew Me! My mom always manages to have a clean house, yet doesn’t seem to spend all her time cleaning. It’s just clean. I wish I could acquire that skill!

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