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Monday, April 4, 2011

Guest Blogger: Leisel of Brown Paper Packages and GIVEAWAY


Friends are so great! I had a little minor surgery last week (you didn't notice did you? I pre-posted all of my blog posts.) And anyway, Leisel stepped right in and said she would be a guest blogger for me! She has the most awesome patterns and dresses, including a blog party once in awhile called Wardrobe Wednesday to show off the outfits you're making. She also hosted So You Think You Can Quilt last year, which I participated in.

My Favorite quilt on Leisel's blog.





Or is it this one?


Hello Lilac Lane Readers!  So glad to be here.  I am Leisel, visiting from Brown Paper Packages. Melissa and I have been friends for a while now.  She was brave enough to join my little contest, 'So You Think You Can Quilt.'  And man, can that girl quilt!  Just take a look at this beauty:

She also helped me out with my 'Pattern Makeover Month.'  Here was her contribution:

Aren't bloggy friends fun?
Melissa wanted me to share with you a little about my first pdf pattern, available here.  The Do-Re-Mi PInafore pattern is a cute little pinafore that is reversible-- both front to back and inside to outside.

Looks perfect over a simple, white peasant dress-- hmmmm, possible Easter dress?
Or very hip over some jeans with a t-shirt underneath.
Creating a pattern is a lot of work-- much more than I expected!  But also very fun.  Now, if only I had the time to turn all my ideas into patterns. . .
The next pattern on the 'to-do' list is the baptism dress
And while I am here, let's giveaway a couple of copies of the Do-Re-Mi Pinafore pdf pattern, shall we?  I'll let Melissa decide the details.
Thanks for letting me visit!


The patterns are too, too cute, aren't they? I can't WAIT for the baptism dress pattern. So to win your very own copy of the Do-Re-Mi Pinafore, visit Brown Paper Packages and then come back and leave me a comment of your favorite outfit (under Show and Tell) or quilt (under Quilts I've Made) she has made. For five additional entries, blog about this giveaway and then come back and leave a separate comment with a link. The giveaway will close Friday, April 8 at noon CST with winners posted either Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Thanks so much Leisel.
Love,
xoxo

34 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the manhatten dress. So cute!

The Sewing Dork said...

Please count me out for the pattern giveaway as I am already a lucky owner of it. Just wanted to say that I am green with envy over those quilts! Such fine work.

Sahmy said...

My favorite is the Twirly-Whirly Dress. Beautiful! But, it was hard to choose!

Kristi said...

I'm kind of into skirts right now - don't know if it is because I have 5 girls that are very tall so making skirts has become a necessity around here or because the youngest (4-years-old) has decided she has to wear a skirt or dress everyday - so my favorite is the skirts she has made - especially the first one for Pink Fig, and her version of the market skirt.

Lee said...

I love the Pink Fig (love those patterns) skirts - the first and second pictures! Lovely!
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deserae said...

I love The Manhattan Dress! :)

Mama Lusco said...

Love the Pink Fig twirl skirts and Pattern Makeover month dresses. Amazing! Love to read BPP :) Thank you! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Marcia W. said...

Just today my niece was speaking with us about making a dress for my grandniece... Other than the giveaway pattern, my favorite is the Twirly-Whirly dress. Thanks for the drawing.

BarefootTams said...

I love the Sami Dress! :)

grammy and papi said...

Oh, I love the Easter Surprise dresses, all three were adorable. Please count me in for the pinafore pattern. It would be so cute on my #5 granddaughter. Hope you are feeling better.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

grammy and papi said...

I have posted a blog about your cute giveaway. You can find it here http://grammyandpapisattic.blogspot.com/2011/04/do-re-mi-pinafore-pdf-pattern-giveaway.html

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Stephanie Granite said...
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Stephanie Granite said...

My favorite of her quilts was the first pink one she was making for her mom's friend who was having twins (#18 down the page I believe). The funky animal prints in the pinks and oranges was just so fun. My friends are all having beautiful baby boys so I've been working a lot with blues and greens, so I can't wait for one of them to have a sweet baby girl so I can whip out the pinks and oranges!

.Jen said...

I love the tiered sundress! perfect for summer fun
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felicia said...

I love the refashions she did out of the men's dress shirt. I want to make a top/dress like that for my daughter

tumbleweedsandtwisters said...

Love all her versions of the sweet dress pattern!! Also love the Baby boy hexagon quilt!

Goosegirl said...

Oh pretty!! I love so many of your pretties. But that Farmers Market quilt is FABULOUS!! You do lovely work. Thank you for the chance.

Andy and Micah said...

I love the can can dresses!

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Maria said...

my favourite is the manhattan dress. I love its simplicity, the colors and it seems very comfy. Perfect for a little girl.

Sarah said...

I love the twirly-whirly dress! my daughter would love it, and I cant even beging to pick one of her qiilts!!

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marisa said...

I love the dress from the Pink Fig pattern!

MommaWard said...

LOVE the Manhattan dress :)
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The Thiessens said...

Love the little boutique top...and others :)
I got some sweet little grandgirlies who would look adorable in this dress. Count me in for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

Absolutely LOVE the Sami dress. I might do that for Easter dresses - so cute!

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Vicki in UT said...

I love the Twirly Whirly dress, but they are all very cute.
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Sally said...

My favorite quilt she has made is the half hex quilt. I am actually getting ready to make something similar, very soon!

Sarah said...

I blogged and I hope they come!!

http://thisandthatmw.blogspot.com/2011/04/alright-all-you-sewing-mamas-this-one.html

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Sarah said...

blogged about it #2!

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Sarah said...

blogged it ! #3

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Sarah said...

bloggy woggyed it!#4

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Sarah said...

if I blog it they will come! #5

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April Shae said...

I absolutely LOVE Jaxon's John Deere quilt...I have been wanting to make a quilt like this since i started quilting!!! Love, Love it!!

Lora said...

Bella pants and Mia top -- too cute! BUT it was very hard to choose!! :)

fenna said...

I liked the Lily dress...super cute!

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