In honor of May Giveaway Day on Sew, Mama, Sew!, I have paired together with Olive Manna to bring you an awesome giveaway!  What is May Giveaway Day??  Well, it’s your lucky day.  It means boat loads (we’re talking hundreds) of sewing, knitting, handcrafted related giveaways.  And because I love hosting giveaways (and winning them too), you just know I had to participate~!


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Natalie from Olive Manna is one of the most amazing bloggers I have met.  She is a mother of three, designer of textiles, and a shop owner.  You will be so impressed by all the things she sells in her shop, I sure was!!  Some of the things you can find in there are journals, travel mugs, packaging goodies, melamine dishware, and FABRIC~!  And you are in LUCK, we have paired together to bring you a FABRIC GIVEAWAY, but first, let’s get to know this amazing woman just a little bit better…

{Interview Questions}

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started Olive Manna?

I was a customer support rep for years, in retail, and in the office environment in various administrative or service positions, so it’s in my nature to make things happen for people. I started designing for the web in 2004 when someone saw my website and said, “Hey, you should DO this!” So I did.

In 2007 I was designing seamless patterns for website designs when someone said, “Hey, you should SELL these!” And I did. Then, in coming up with examples of how people could use the patterns, someone said, “You should MAKE these!”

The same thing happened with packaging supplies as I began ordering in bulk for myself and discovered other people who wanted the same things but didn’t want to pay the bulk prices. It all kind of snowballed for me.

The name was a curiously happy accident. It turns out my daughters’ names spell it out: Olivia (Olive), Emma (we call her M for short), and Audrey ANNA.


2. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I don’t really draw inspiration – it draws me! I think Jeffrey Zeldman said it fantastically recently in a brief [public] twitter conversation with Todd Dominey

> JZ: The conscious mind deals with what is in front of you, the unconscious processes what has yet to be behind you.

> TD: Unconscious mind also processes what the conscious mind can’t solve. Love those early morning eurekas. πŸ™‚

> JZ: Too true! My few good ideas have come to me in a flash (i.e. the unconscious solved them and hid its rough drafts from me).

See, my unconscious mind deals with all that stuff for me and just doesn’t let me see the work at play, then one day, BAM!

Travel Mug | Shopping List Notebook | Melamine Plates

3. What is a day in the life of a twin mommy + shop owner like?

I wake up as late as I can because to say I’m not a morning person is to say there are a lot of blogs on the internet. I get Audrey Anna on the bus for school and then take some quiet time to read or check email and orders that came in overnight.

Then most of the day is picking up toys, playing peek-a-boo, puzzles, a little toddler wrestling, picking up toys, cleaning, preparing meals, picking up toys…

During naptime I process orders and get them in the mailbox before the mailman comes, and if there’s time I work on new designs or make more product to stock.

AJ comes home from school around the end of naptime. We have an afternoon snack and do homework together just before the twins get up. Then we play till Dad comes home.

Then it’s dinner, baths, and goofing around till the kids’ bedtime around 7:30, 8 on weekends. Later, I either run out to do late errands, groceries, etc. and stay up late designing new stuff, ordering supplies, and checking email one last time. I watch a late movie after Dad goes to sleep, and if I’m lucky, I go out early around midnight (hence the early morning angst)!

Divine Twine | Folded Notes | Clothespins

4.  In your mind, what is the perfect way to decorate a package?

These days, with all the beautiful bright designs in gift wrap, a simple package really stands out. A plain white or kraft wrapping paper becomes a beautiful backdrop for decorating in other ways, like with colored or patterned tags and ribbons, or I like to experiment with different textures too, like jute twine instead of basic cotton. It’s how I started selling them.

There is no perfect way to do it, just something that’s different from everyone else. At showers, weddings, birthdays, I remember there was always one gift that seemed to be wrapped differently and I was always more curious about that one, couldn’t wait to open it, or didn’t want to open but just stared at the pretty packaging. I like to give that reaction now.

I especially love the look of a translucent paper over a pretty gift. It just begs to be opened!


Journal wrapped with Translucent Wrap + Orange Gingham Ribbon + Folded Gift Tags


Note Cards wrapped with Translucent Wrap + Ric Rac + Gift Tags


Melamine Platter wrapped with Gingham Wrap + Navy Twill Tape + Note Card clipped on with Goldenrod Painted Clothespin Clip

{Giveaway Details}

And now… here is the lovely dark purple FABRIC, which was created by Natalie, that you can win!

TWO full yards of eggplant pennants fabric on two loose conditions:

1. You have to use it! Don’t let it sit around in your fabric stash, afraid to touch it. πŸ™‚
2. Share by blog or email to Natalie what you end up making with it.

{To Win}

1. Leave a comment with ideas for what you might do with the fabric if you win.

2. (For additional entries) Blog, Twitter, or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with each link. If you Twitter, please use @sandyalamode and @olivemanna in your tweet so we can track them.  And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet: I just entered the @olivemanna totally sweet eggplant pennants fabric #GIVEAWAY on @sandyalamode! Now it’s your turn! http://bit.ly/dmXEPy

Will ship to U.S. and Canada.  Giveaway ends on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog on Friday, May 21, 2010.

Thanks to all that entered this giveaway!  Entries for this giveaway have been closed!


  1. May 17, 2010 / 8:04 am

    such an inspiring interview! i have a similar working schedule to hers. naptime is grindtime! such a talented and creative designer she is. i would looooove that fabric! the possibilities are endless. hmmm maybe a cute (simple) skirt for myself or a pillow cover for mia. πŸ™‚

  2. May 17, 2010 / 8:29 am

    wonderful interview!

    i would use the fabric for either a skirt for myself or a couple matching skirts for my girls (that’s more likely if they see it..haha!)

    thanks so much!

  3. May 17, 2010 / 8:30 am

    Oh my goodness, that was a great interview. I’m just getting into all of these sewing/crafty/pure awesome blogs, and wow, what creative inspiration.

    I would make either a cute skirt for myself, or maybe a bag for a dear friend who lives far away and LOVES purple. She always sends us the coolest, quirkiest things and I think she’d love something made by me for her.

  4. May 17, 2010 / 8:34 am

    I loved reading this interview.,..and such a fun giveaway!
    I am always looking for new and nice ways to package my products.
    And since I design accessories, I think I would use the fabric to make some beautiful blooms:)

  5. May 17, 2010 / 8:54 am

    part of it would end up in a quilt, for sure, but I’m also thinking maybe an apron?! Cute fabric.

  6. susan hwang
    May 17, 2010 / 9:01 am

    wow what a great giveaway! the interview gave me some great ideas πŸ™‚

    i would love to use the fabric to make some summer tops..

    thanks again for the chance to win!

  7. May 17, 2010 / 9:05 am

    I think I would make a little dress out of it. it would be so cute as a baby dress.

  8. May 17, 2010 / 9:15 am

    Oooh, pretty! I have a purse pattern and have been giving lots of thought into the fabric I would choose to make it with. And I was thinking that I wanted to make a purse for me and a matching skirt for my little girl. So we could match without being totally matchy matchy. I think this might be just right for that.
    Fingers crossed!

  9. Margreta
    May 17, 2010 / 9:25 am

    what wouldn’t i use that for?? It would be a great contrasting fabric for my closet redo. my closet is currently the nicest room in the entire house….as it should be. my closet is a georgeous bright blue/green, nearly turquoise with sliver and white accents. this would go great as a cover up over the boring canvas boxes i have for hat boxes for off season storage.

  10. Heather
    May 17, 2010 / 9:47 am

    What a fun and generous giveaway! I would probably use this material to make a purse for myself. Also, I’d probably make my niece a cute little dress or top!

  11. May 17, 2010 / 10:06 am

    there is a bag of at sisters of that i really want to make. this fabric would be perfect.

  12. May 17, 2010 / 10:17 am

    Love that pennant fabric – wow! Very dramatic, and I’d love to use it as setting blocks in a quilt! Thanks for the chance!

  13. May 17, 2010 / 10:24 am

    Ooooh! That fabric would make a great pillow or skirt!

  14. May 17, 2010 / 10:51 am

    i would make bunting flags with it…how cute would that be? maybe a few coffee cuffs and possibly a tote bag! πŸ™‚

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  16. May 17, 2010 / 11:11 am

    Wonderful interview – so inspiring and I just love, love what she has in her shop!!

    This fabric is so fun – I’d love to make a pillow out of it!

  17. May 17, 2010 / 11:27 am

    i have to HAVE that fabric! i would make something for my girls of course!

    thanks for hosting!

  18. Lynds
    May 17, 2010 / 11:29 am

    Love this fabric! With it, I would put some away to work towards the purple quilt I’m making my sister and with the rest of it, make a super cute purse!!

  19. Greeblygreebly
    May 17, 2010 / 11:34 am

    Would it be too meta to use it in a bunting? Lol! I would probably use it to back a quilt for my daughter.

  20. emtdlb
    May 17, 2010 / 11:38 am

    That would be a great skirt or I might consider trying a purse with that-I think that would be pretty eye catching. Thanks for the chance!!!!!!

  21. May 17, 2010 / 11:53 am

    i’d love to make a skirt or simple dress for myself. it’s beautiful fabric!

  22. May 17, 2010 / 11:54 am

    What a fun interview and a generous giveaway! Hmm.. I think I would make pillows or a skirt, or a dress, or… ahh! I can’t decide right now, but I know I would make good use of it-it is just soooo cute! Thank you!

  23. May 17, 2010 / 11:56 am

    super giveaway, sandy! love their fabric selection & this print esp! would make a throw pillow for our sofa :]

  24. Erin M.
    May 17, 2010 / 11:59 am

    I’m having fun clicking away at the giveaways. Thanks.

    I’d try to put into a quilt.

  25. May 17, 2010 / 12:19 pm

    OOOOOHHH, I love this fabricids,I would make a doll out of some of it, some ties for my boys, and save some for…the one day dream when you KNOW exactly what it’s meant to become.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Hop over to my blog, I have one too.

  26. May 17, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    I create art dolls and this fabulous fabric would work so wonderfully as a skirt for one of my dolls! I can just see a fabulous bunting style trim at the bottom of the skirt! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  27. Julianne
    May 17, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    I will probably make a skirt for my daughter and something matching for her doll (they’re very attached at the moment!)

    Great interview! Fingers crossed.

  28. May 17, 2010 / 12:56 pm

    purple has slowly become the dominant color for my wedding – i would love to use the fabric to cover the jam jars’ tops i’m giving as a favors, or some other way into the decor – stunning* maybe napkins? thanks for the giveaway!
    xx, jane

  29. May 17, 2010 / 1:08 pm

    It would go into purses if it were mine!

  30. May 17, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    This would make a gorgeous dress for my daughter but I might be selfish and make a top for myself instead. Thanks.

    ninjaeema at aol dot com

  31. May 17, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    I LOVE pennants… Thinking that I would frame a piece and use it as wall art, or maybe a tackboard. Would also probably make two pillows (fronts using the eggplant) and back using a linen for my couch!

  32. May 17, 2010 / 1:48 pm

    I’ve been looking for a pin-up board to hang above my desk but haven’t found the right one. I could make my own using this gorgeous fabric!

  33. May 17, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    Well I think I would make a beautiful bag out of that fabric. It is hard to find a nice deep eggplant and that colour is so lovely.

  34. May 17, 2010 / 1:56 pm

    Love that unique pattern–perfect to make the tunic dress pattern that I’ve had for a couple of months (looks like something Tory Burch would have). Haven’t used the pattern yet cause I haven’t found an inspiring fabric–until now! I’d accent the tunic neck & sleeves w/white to make the design really pop out!


  35. May 17, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    I think I would make some pillows out of it. They would look great on the sofa in our bedroom. πŸ™‚

  36. May 17, 2010 / 2:01 pm

    i have an ottoman that needs reupholstered, this would be the perfect fabric for it!

  37. May 17, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    A bag. A little dress would be better, but I don’t have a girl small enough.

  38. Amy
    May 17, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    I would totally make a dress a la Built By Wendy with this fabric! I love the color and print!

  39. JaLee
    May 17, 2010 / 2:57 pm

    love to make it into a dress for my girl!.


  40. May 17, 2010 / 3:03 pm

    I’m seeing this fabric on my future banqette either as a seat cushion or pillows! So gorj!

  41. Jen
    May 17, 2010 / 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. GREAT fabric! I think, to start, I’d make a swaddler out of that great purple fabric. Infact, maybe I’d make a bunch for my expectant friends!

  42. May 17, 2010 / 3:22 pm

    I would most definitely incorporate this into a quilt for my dad. Eggplant is his favorite colour!

  43. Sara
    May 17, 2010 / 3:39 pm

    Love love love the eggplant fabric, would probably use it to sash a quilt or make a lot of bags.

  44. flygirl07
    May 17, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    An apron for my mother in law! She would love it!

  45. Lindsay
    May 17, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    I would use the fabric on a lunch bag. I am starting a new job and decided that new jobs need a new lunch bag for carrying lunch. It would be the interior fabric as well as the lunch mat πŸ™‚ Great giveaway.


  46. May 17, 2010 / 3:59 pm

    Sandy!! What a fabulous giveaway… awesome interview too. πŸ™‚ I NEED that fabric! It’s eggplant.. mmmm eggplant, wait that’s food.. that’s a diffrent story.. but still that fabric is fabulous and I could do fabulous things with it! I’d probably want to make reuseable grocery bags… and I’d want to make contrasting handles and insdie lining! Oh, I’ll be crossing my fingers and toes!! Yipeeee.

    xx Love & Aloha

  47. deborah
    May 17, 2010 / 4:08 pm

    i have a toddler–just one, yep–and it’s great to read how other people manage to be productive. πŸ™‚

    i would LOVE to win this. i might make a simple quilt–i love this print so much, i would want it to be something that would last! it would make charming sheets, or i could possibly make my daughter and / or niece twirly skirts with it.

    thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Jamie
    May 17, 2010 / 4:11 pm

    I’d probably end up using it to make something for my daughter– a dress or tunic top, I’m thinking.

  49. Sylvie
    May 17, 2010 / 4:12 pm

    My sister loves purple, so I would probably make a skirt for her, or another item of her choice.

  50. May 17, 2010 / 4:51 pm

    ooo fun!

    I would make a tote!

  51. May 17, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    so pretty!!… i’m thinking some a new pillow or two for my couch (its tannish & needs a pop of color)… or maybe an apron? i’m not a very skilled sewer yet so it would have to be something easy..but i guess i could always employ my mom… love it!

  52. May 17, 2010 / 5:06 pm

    Oh that fabric is so pretty! I’d make something for myself with it. Maybe a cool little apron and pot holders? Or sew up some quilt blocks. I love fabric that’s either free or cheap b/c then I’m not so scared to cut into it!

  53. Julie L.
    May 17, 2010 / 5:11 pm

    how perfect! i just started quilting, and this fabric is beautiful! i think i would use it in the baby quilt i’m making for my friend’s forthcoming little boy.

  54. May 17, 2010 / 5:24 pm

    My first inclination – a bag! I love bags of all kinds. I’d also love to make a skirt, but given my generous endowment in the rear area, I think maybe I wouldn’t have enough fabric for that! πŸ˜‰

  55. May 17, 2010 / 5:52 pm

    I would make a market bag

  56. Marcia W.
    May 17, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    I am a purple lover and this fabric would look wonderful as pillows on my iris bedquilt. Love the pennants. Thank you for this generous giveaway.

  57. May 17, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Oh my… fabulous fabric…of course I’d use it!

  58. May 17, 2010 / 6:17 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this fabric!!! I would most certainly have no problem using it, probably in a few different projects. I want to stare at it all day so one of them would certainly be to incorporate it into a quilt or stretched piece to be hung on the wall. Lovely!

  59. Lynne
    May 17, 2010 / 6:27 pm

    Beautiful fabric! I think I’d make a bag or a baby dress. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  60. Sara Wilson
    May 17, 2010 / 6:41 pm

    I would make some pillows out of it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. aSprinkling
    May 17, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    I have a little girl who is completely and totally infatuated with purple. I think I would use this to make something for her room. Maybe some bunting.

  62. Lori Mahar
    May 17, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    One of my twin grand-daughters is a purple fanatic, so I will probably make something for her!


  63. May 17, 2010 / 7:31 pm

    That is gorgeous fabric! I would love to use it in parts of a quilt and binding. Plus leftovers would be used in a hexagon charm quilt or table runner. I would use the selvage in a few selvages only projects. Sooo many things can be made with 2 yards of gorgeousness.

  64. Tanya
    May 17, 2010 / 7:34 pm

    I love this fabric! It would look sweet as a purse or as a sweet summer dress for my daughter!

  65. May 17, 2010 / 7:46 pm

    This fabric is meant to be a skirt. Or a purse. The leftover bits will go into a quilt for my son. I love to do B&W with one other great color and this purple is luscious!

  66. Nicole Grand
    May 17, 2010 / 7:51 pm

    I am pretty sure that I would make a skirt with the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

  67. Megan
    May 17, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    Gah! That fabric is amazing! I would make curtains for the stage I’m building for my nephew’s can’t-live-without-it sock monkey! And with the leftovers, I would make a killer purse with butter yellow or olive trim.

  68. Cortney
    May 17, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    oohhh that fabric is sooo Pretty! I think I’d make it in to something for my oldest dd…a dress maybe! thank you for the chance to win!

  69. shelly potter
    May 17, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    If I win this giveaway, I’m sure it’ll be some sort of dress for my 4 year old.. She’s in a dressy mood lately and I can’t crank them out enough! I will FOR SURE be posting pics of what I make with it!

  70. May 17, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    I love the print and color of this fabric! I think it would be lovely if made into a fun summer top or a set of pillow cases.

  71. val miller
    May 17, 2010 / 8:24 pm

    great fabric!! I would use it (I promise) for a couple of different projects. #1 – would totally make a tote bag. #2 – would use some of the left overs in a quilt!!

  72. May 17, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    I would make some bags (of course!), but I would also use it to make some cool accessories for my daughter. She’s going to be the flower girl at my cousin’s wedding this summer and this is the color of the wedding – so this would make some cute hair accessories / purse / etc.

  73. May 17, 2010 / 8:48 pm

    I would make a tote bag for my knitting! Love the fabric!

  74. Jeanne
    May 17, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    I would make some pillow covers and a table runner for my bookshelf (all of which are in my sewing room) beautiful fabric, thanks for sharing.

  75. Beth
    May 17, 2010 / 8:53 pm

    I’m not sure what I would make with it. Defiantly something for myself though. hehe.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Colleen
    May 17, 2010 / 8:55 pm

    Hi – The fabric is lovely! I would make some pillows for my family room! Fun!
    Thank you!

  77. May 17, 2010 / 8:56 pm

    FABULOUS! please pick me…i already ahve a use for it! my nephews will both be getting quilts for their birthday this year…quilt as you go log cabin quilts…and I NEED some backing fabric, the boys would love this fabric. thanks so much for my chance, this is awesome!

  78. delia
    May 17, 2010 / 9:02 pm

    The fabric would make an interesting bag. I love it!

  79. Corinne
    May 17, 2010 / 9:08 pm

    I am definitely seeing a bag made of this.

  80. Joni
    May 17, 2010 / 9:09 pm

    I would make my very first top for myself. I just love the flowing design. I only sew for my children – but I want to branch out and make myself something special.

  81. Maria P.
    May 17, 2010 / 9:10 pm

    I would use this to make a circle skirt or a drawstring dress, or a summer-y dress. With fabric this pretty, I would have to wear it! Thanks so much for posting this.

  82. May 17, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been working on creating a pattern for a little boy’s fishing hat and what better fabric than one with pennants on it to make this hat out of? I can even post the final result made with this fabric complete with downloadable pattern (if I ever get it perfect) on my blog if I win. Yay!

  83. robin baker
    May 17, 2010 / 9:24 pm

    hmmm… so many project possibilities. maybe pillows or skirts or a dress for the toddler.

  84. May 17, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    Ooooh, what pretty fabric! I am loving making skirts for my little girl, so I definitely think that is what I will do with this fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  85. nicole
    May 17, 2010 / 9:34 pm

    i’d love to make some shopping bags..

  86. Sara
    May 17, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    A skirt or a tote bag. I love the color and pattern! Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. May 17, 2010 / 10:08 pm

    Oh wow, I would make a quilt with it. I love it! Thanks for entering me in your sweet giveaway!

  88. May 17, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    Natalie is an amazing designer! I’d love to use this fabric to make napkins + place mats for picnics this summer.

  89. May 17, 2010 / 10:29 pm

    I would make a skirt for me I think.

  90. May 17, 2010 / 10:34 pm

    I love that fabric! I would make new cushion covers for our big white couch, I think it’ll look fabulous! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  91. May 17, 2010 / 10:40 pm

    awesome giveaway!!
    I would totally make throw pillows for my car or a new craft bag.

  92. May 17, 2010 / 11:21 pm

    Good question. Possibly a bag or a skirt for my daughter. I need to get my hands on material before I really know and envision what it will become. πŸ˜‰


  93. Erin
    May 18, 2010 / 12:06 am

    This fabric looks perfect for a cute summer skirt!

  94. Kelli
    May 18, 2010 / 12:18 am

    I think it would make a lovely skirt!

  95. Danielle
    May 18, 2010 / 12:40 am

    I’m torn between quilt and bag. or maybe a pillow. hmm. I like it though!

  96. May 18, 2010 / 1:32 am

    Uuuuhhhhhh that fabric is CUTE! I’d have to use it in a quilt for sure!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!



  97. Jennifer S.
    May 18, 2010 / 2:09 am

    Oh gosh, I would use this for many things, it would be sweet as a bag liner… it would also make a wonderful backing for a lap quilt. But it could go nicely with my green couches for throw pillow covers… oh the possibilities!

    I forgot my email address, sorry, please don’t accept the last entry!

  98. Jennifer
    May 18, 2010 / 3:00 am

    Purple is my FAVORITE color!!!!! I would make a bag/tote so I could show it off. Or maybe a new makeup bag. I’ve been wanting to do that for a while. Yay!

  99. May 18, 2010 / 3:31 am

    I’d put it in an apron! I love it!

  100. May 18, 2010 / 3:37 am

    I have a passion for any shades of purple! I would definitely make a computer bag out of it. Please enter me in the drawing and of course, pick me… Thanks for the chance.

  101. May 18, 2010 / 4:59 am

    i’d make a sideboard for the baby crib of my niece. it looks so cozy!!

  102. May 18, 2010 / 6:17 am

    i have been trying for a while now to make some fabric flowers to use them on pins and headbands, these would be lovely! Thanks darling!! xo

  103. Amanda
    May 18, 2010 / 6:30 am

    I love the pattern. I think it would be super cute as a dress or skirt for my daughter. I guess I would have some left over (since she is only 20 months) so A bag would be super nice to make with the rest.

  104. Heather
    May 18, 2010 / 6:43 am

    If I won, I would give the fabric to my sister (she’s super crafty)! She would probably make a skirt, quilt, or baby bibs out of it.

  105. Jacque
    May 18, 2010 / 7:24 am

    So pretty and dramatic… I would use it for 2 different sized pillows on my bed and maybe a little trim on a valance for my window…A really nice pop of color against my white bedding.

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  106. May 18, 2010 / 9:17 am

    I’d probably make something for my baby girl–it’s really neat fabric.

  107. May 18, 2010 / 10:22 am

    Oh my, I would probably make pillows with it-such wonderful designs!!

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  109. Megan Presley
    May 18, 2010 / 10:32 am

    I would love to make a bag or two out of this! It is simply delicious!!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

  110. May 18, 2010 / 10:33 am

    I love, love, love the color of that fabric. I’m so bad at thinking under pressure, but one thing I might make with it is a lovely pencil skirt. I think that it would be a pretty table topper too. It takes me time to think of the perfect project for a piece of fabric, but I promise to use it and share when I’m done!

  111. May 18, 2010 / 10:51 am

    I like your conditions! (I still haven’t used some fat quarters I won in December, so I need that push!)

  112. Cheryl
    May 18, 2010 / 11:02 am

    I would make an apron with the fabric. I need one and have been wanting to make one, so winning this would inspire me to get it done!

  113. janessa
    May 18, 2010 / 11:14 am

    I would make a storage bin! it would be perfect!

  114. May 18, 2010 / 11:16 am

    What great fabric! With two yards…a bag, or maybe even an apron. It would be such a fun bag, though! An A-line skirt would be pretty fun, too.

  115. Shannon
    May 18, 2010 / 11:40 am

    I have some coordinating rich purple fabric that would be great to make throw pillows or even shams. I love that color! Thanks!

  116. Shannon
    May 18, 2010 / 11:42 am

    I posted it on my blog sidebar.

  117. sarah
    May 18, 2010 / 12:16 pm

    This would make a great dress for my daughter. What a lovely print!

    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  118. May 18, 2010 / 12:56 pm

    Oh this fabric is amazing I could make curtains or pillow covers for my new apartment- the dark color is awesome!!!

  119. May 18, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    All my fabric goes into quilts, so that’s an easy one πŸ˜‰

    Though this one might look especially nice on a purse… hmmm.

  120. Krystina
    May 18, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    For some reason I think it would make an amazing fun party dress for a little girl.

  121. May 18, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    I’d use this lovely fabric to back a throw blanket or quilt.


  122. KT
    May 18, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    I would use the fabric for a bag, and also in the butterfly quilt I’m planning for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  123. May 18, 2010 / 1:54 pm

    Lovely! Great giveaway! My husband just bought me a NetBook, which will need a bag, so I’d use it for that!!

  124. May 18, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    It’s fabulous!! I think it would make fun Birthday placemats! They could be reversible and have an initial appliqued on one side so whoever’s birthday it is get’s their letter and everyone else’s is flipped over but still coordinates! Lovely! Thanks so much for the chance to win–I think I can handle those conditions!

  125. May 18, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    I’d use it in a quilt!

  126. May 18, 2010 / 2:26 pm

    Lovely fabric, would use it in a tote bag

  127. Carla
    May 18, 2010 / 2:38 pm

    I’d add it to the purples I am collecting to quilt with. Maybe this would be part of the back!

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  128. jane
    May 18, 2010 / 2:46 pm

    Love that gorgeous fabric. Would make a jacket with it-wow!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  129. May 18, 2010 / 3:01 pm

    I would make a lovely skirt/dress out of that gorgeous material! Either that or use it to jazz up some plain ballet flats!

  130. Bonnie
    May 18, 2010 / 3:01 pm

    I have one of my charity quilts that is just calling to this fabric…please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area.

  131. May 18, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    I just tweeted about it too! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

  132. Tiffany
    May 18, 2010 / 3:06 pm

    Beautiful fabric! I would most likely make a bag for my best friend. Her favorite color is purple and she has a bag addiction like me. lol

  133. May 18, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    I think it would make a beautiful apron!

  134. Hannah
    May 18, 2010 / 4:18 pm

    The more I stare at it, the more I fall in love with that fabric! I think I might want to use it to make a shower curtain for our guest bathroom. or maybe an awesome summertime beach tote? I’m just not sure!

  135. May 18, 2010 / 4:21 pm

    i think it would make a nice pillow!

  136. May 18, 2010 / 4:34 pm

    what gorgeous fabric! I would definitely be making an amazing bag out of it and the rest would look amazing as cushions on my white sofa! xx

  137. May 18, 2010 / 4:38 pm

    I’d make matching dresses for my girls. Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

  138. May 18, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    I would make a summer clutch for my etsy shop πŸ™‚

  139. May 18, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    I would make a shirt dress out of that fabric. That’s what its begging for and I’ve been itching to do something like that.

  140. May 18, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    I love the fabric — it would be great for some sofa pillows and/or a tote bag!

  141. alli b
    May 18, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    First thought was pillows – or really kick-ass bibs for my little niece. Hmm, torn. I think some fabric cards would be pretty rad too.
    Great giveaway, thanks!
    alli b

  142. Ciara Johnson
    May 18, 2010 / 6:06 pm

    That fabric needs to be in the limelight, not hidden in a bag or kept out of sight in another way. I would make a dress for one of my nieces, or maybe two matching skirts (I have 7 year old twin nieces). If I just can’t give it away, which is hugely possible, I may make it into a summer halter top for myself!

  143. May 18, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous! And purple is my favorite color. I would use it for a tote. I love, love bags!

  144. duff
    May 18, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize. I would use this material to make pillows for my sister’s new condo. It is eggplant, olive green, and white. She has asked me to make her some pillows and this material would be perfect!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!

  145. May 18, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    I think I would make a beach bag out of it. Awesome fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

  146. May 18, 2010 / 6:39 pm

    Cute it just begs summer skirt in my mind!

  147. Morgan
    May 18, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    I hope I would be gutsy and make a dress out of it. If not, then an apron, which I would probably wear more.

  148. May 18, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    Gorgeous fabric! I think I would make some pillows for my sofa with it.

  149. Misty.Creek
    May 18, 2010 / 7:06 pm

    I make a lot of purses, so the beautiful fabric will become bags. And hopefully one will be mine. πŸ™‚

  150. sang
    May 18, 2010 / 7:38 pm

    I think it would make lovely pillows or a cool bag.

  151. Charissa
    May 18, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    I think I have to steal someone else’s idea. I love the idea of using it for matching dresses for my girls…or maybe skirts if that is a bit overzealous. πŸ™‚

  152. Kara
    May 18, 2010 / 8:24 pm

    I think it would make a cute skirt or apron with a little accessorizing. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  153. Kara
    May 18, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    I tweeted!

  154. Liz
    May 18, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    A bag for me, a skirt for the wee girl, a pillow for the boy…and the rest in a quilt!

  155. april
    May 18, 2010 / 8:30 pm

    i love rule #2. how clever to have to share!

    i see some cafe curtains with this, for sure.

  156. Connie Black
    May 18, 2010 / 9:10 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! I would love the chance to win! Thanks!!

  157. Madeleine
    May 18, 2010 / 9:22 pm

    Oh! Pick me, pick me!! πŸ™‚ I think I would make some cushion covers or maby a bag… Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a nice summer!

  158. Emily
    May 18, 2010 / 9:35 pm

    I’m a huge Olive Manna/Natalie fan! I’d love a tote, spring scarf, or even a table runner in this fabric!

  159. Jessica
    May 18, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    My usual go-to with a beautiful fabric is to work it into a quilt, but I think this could make a lovely dress!

  160. May 18, 2010 / 10:32 pm

    This fabric to too cute! It would make a great quilt back, or maybe a skirt?

  161. May 18, 2010 / 10:52 pm

    I have the perfect quilt to add this to as a backing! Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

  162. May 18, 2010 / 10:57 pm

    I will totally use the fabric and post back. Great blog. Thanks for the giveaway

  163. May 18, 2010 / 10:59 pm

    Love those photos in your post today (5/19) – and I would use the fabric to make reusable shopping bags to keep in the car…or get really creative and make curtains for my daughter’s puppet theater. Fun giveaway and interview – love Natalie!

  164. Erin
    May 18, 2010 / 11:59 pm

    Not sure yet, but Id make either a tunic or dress for my daughter or add it in a quilt.

  165. ann
    May 19, 2010 / 12:11 am

    I want to make that into a summer skirt! or possibly a tote bag.

  166. May 19, 2010 / 12:18 am

    I think I’d make a dress for one of my daughters (4 and 1) and I would definitely blog about the finished project! Gorgeous fabric!

  167. Samantha S
    May 19, 2010 / 12:19 am

    I would definitely make a cute summer dress with it… which would give me a good reason to shop for a lovely coordinate. πŸ™‚

  168. Nancy R
    May 19, 2010 / 12:23 am

    This fabric would need to go into the next quilt I’m making or else made into a dress for my granddaughter.
    It is beautiful fabric.

  169. sy
    May 19, 2010 / 12:30 am

    i think the fabric would make a pretty apron. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  170. Kat
    May 19, 2010 / 2:27 am

    Oooh, I think I would use that for the backing to a little girl’s quilt, maybe. Lovely fabric, thanks for sharing!

  171. Kelly S
    May 19, 2010 / 6:09 am

    This fabric is just beautiful. I think I would make myself a pretty apron with it.

  172. Leah
    May 19, 2010 / 7:01 am

    That is great fabric. maybe a skirt, a dress for my daughter, a bag, a hat. The possibilities.

  173. phoebe
    May 19, 2010 / 7:07 am

    i’m working on a fab zig zag quilt and this might be fun for backing.

  174. Jennifer S
    May 19, 2010 / 7:59 am

    That is beautiful – my favorite color! So many possibilites – a skirt, a bag, some pillows!

  175. Jennifer
    May 19, 2010 / 8:19 am

    I think this would make great backing fabric for a quilt – such an interesting print!

  176. May 19, 2010 / 8:35 am

    This fabric would be great for a ECU quilt for my daughter and son in law. School colors are purple and gold.

  177. Morgan
    May 19, 2010 / 8:44 am

    That is REALLY cute fabric! I think it might look cute as… hmmm… a skirt? An apron? A quilt backing?? So many options…
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  178. thepricklypinecone
    May 19, 2010 / 9:07 am

    I would make a skirt out of it, I think it would be the perfect fabric! Hopefully I would have enough left to make a wristlet.

  179. May 19, 2010 / 10:05 am

    i think this fabric would make a great skirt, or a wristlet, or placemats and a pieced tablerunner. πŸ™‚

  180. May 19, 2010 / 10:15 am

    Hmm…what to do with that pretty fabric. I think it would either end up as a dress for me or for my daughter.

  181. Shelley C
    May 19, 2010 / 10:44 am

    I know exactly what it will be intended for: I just preordered a purse pattern by Lazy Girl Designz called Margo….once that comes in, I’d make my first zip purse with that wonderful eggplant fabric! Has me drooling already and so excited to begin!

  182. Yen
    May 19, 2010 / 11:08 am

    I will borrow my boss’ sewing machine to make myself a diaper bag.

  183. Stephanie
    May 19, 2010 / 12:28 pm

    I amnot sure what I’d do with it. I think I’d make a pillow

    thank you for the giveaway


  184. Beth Lucas
    May 19, 2010 / 1:09 pm

    Hmmm… I’m gonna have to say skirt πŸ™‚

  185. May 19, 2010 / 1:43 pm

    Soooo cute. I would use this fabric to make a bunting! Is that silly!? Either that, or a nice fabric box. I love the color!

  186. Robyn
    May 19, 2010 / 1:51 pm

    I have both a skirt pattern and a purse pattern that I might use it for. Thanks for the giveaway.

  187. May 19, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    Looks like gorgeous fabric! I think I would make pillow covers or a bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  188. Kirsten
    May 19, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    I would love to make a sweet dress for my daughter. Maybe paired with some lace trim?

  189. May 19, 2010 / 3:24 pm

    I would love to make a skirt out of it. If not, I think it would be perfect to cover some cushions I want to make for our window seat.

  190. Stephanie
    May 19, 2010 / 4:31 pm

    I think pillows would be nice.

  191. jenny
    May 19, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    yes, a summer skirt
    I think I’m going to win!

  192. May 19, 2010 / 4:50 pm

    gorgeous, gorgeous fabric! i’d love to use it as a quilt backing. thanks for the great giveaway!

  193. Susan
    May 19, 2010 / 5:45 pm

    I see a skirt in my future……


  194. May 19, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    I’d make an apron to giveaway on my blog.

  195. May 19, 2010 / 6:27 pm

    I tweeted. mypursuitof

  196. amy h
    May 19, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    I’d love to match a patchwork bag. I have some purple fabric that I think would go with it.

  197. Candace Henderson
    May 19, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    THIS IS WONDERFUL FABRIC! I think it is something that would make a great and fun piece of clothing… maybe a skirt because the pattern, from what I can see, would be too much for a full dress… but I love it!!

  198. May 19, 2010 / 9:42 pm

    I’m a sucker for quilt fabric, but I think I’d make a skirt…

  199. May 19, 2010 / 10:00 pm

    Oh no, too cute!! Umm, I might make a swaddling blanket for my friend’s new baby. Or a market bag. Or… how can you choose?

  200. miriam sappington
    May 19, 2010 / 10:15 pm

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! I think it is the perfect fabric to start work on a chevron quilt, or maybe a penant themed pillow.

  201. May 19, 2010 / 10:46 pm

    I love everything Natalie does!!! I would love to sew pillowcases with those cuties!

  202. May 19, 2010 / 11:28 pm

    GAAA! Totally going in my nine-patch. LOOOOVE deep purple, coupled with white is even better, that it consists of bold graphic elements = JOY πŸ™‚

  203. May 19, 2010 / 11:39 pm

    I owe my younger daughter a name pennant like her big sister has, and I think this would be really cute for some of the flags!!!

  204. May 20, 2010 / 1:20 am

    oohhh! this fabric is so adorable!
    i think i would use it as accent fabric on a tote bag! or a pillow case :]

  205. May 20, 2010 / 1:27 am

    I’ve never made a dress for myself, but if 2 yards would be enough, I’d use it for a dress! Or maybe a shirt. Or a skirt. Or some pillows. The possibilities are so endless! Great giveaway!!

    maxandellie at gmail dot com

  206. Jenny
    May 20, 2010 / 1:39 am

    I would love to make an adorable summer apron. Or maybe a cute pillow for my new red couches πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to enter!!

  207. Karie
    May 20, 2010 / 2:32 am

    Oh I would have to make a quilt and binding with the fabric.

  208. May 20, 2010 / 3:09 am

    A tote bag, or maybe some pillows…it’s so cute!

  209. Beal
    May 20, 2010 / 4:12 am

    A skirt would be cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  210. carolyn
    May 20, 2010 / 8:54 am

    I am not sure of a pettern right now but it would be worked into a quilt. carolyn

  211. Kelly O.
    May 20, 2010 / 9:16 am

    fabulous fabric!
    I would use it in a thick width in a strip quilt! and then also a pieced back!
    great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! crossing my fingers!

  212. May 20, 2010 / 9:27 am

    Thank you for the condition that we have to use it because that will be just the motivation I need to do so. My two year old daughter said I could make a shirt and a bag with it.

  213. May 20, 2010 / 9:43 am

    A bag would be nice, but I’d probably hoard it for a while! πŸ˜‰

  214. May 20, 2010 / 9:51 am

    Oh wonderful! I would love to use it to make a sleeeless top for me! I’d have a half-yard left over to do something extra creative with then… I saw someone made a little purse with two FQ’s so maybe I’d try my hand at a small bag too! And I LOVE Olive Manna! The last package I got in the mail was my order from Olive Manna – it was so lovely and Natalie was so sweet! Wonderful giveaway and interview – thanks!

  215. May 20, 2010 / 11:26 am

    I’m such a sucker for pennants right now! It would surely be destined to be a quilt back because a) deep purple is so beautiful and unexpected and b) it’s pennants! You should be able to see it in all it’s glory.

  216. May 20, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    Oooh, it reminds me a little bit of sunflowers. That reminds me I need to go plant my garden. Two full yards is so generous! It would make a really fun apron.

  217. May 20, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    Since I can’t quite tell what color the purple is on my monitor, I think I’d have to wait until I saw it to make a decision. But it’s lovely!

  218. May 20, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    I think I’d make a few pillows out of it for my couch at work. It would go well. Or maybe just a skirt for me… probably that.

  219. May 20, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    I would love to make a full skirt out of this gorgeous material! I would also make a tank…it would be great with dark jeans and a black cardigan at work.

    Fingers crossed!!

  220. StephanieS
    May 20, 2010 / 8:59 pm

    I need to make a toy bag or toy bags for my son. I think I would use this material in that project. But it would also make a cute skirt or something for me. I’m still undecided, but I will use it. Thank you for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

  221. May 20, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    A matching dress/skirt for my little one and me and maybe has some extra for a pillow. Awesome giveaway!

  222. May 20, 2010 / 9:14 pm

    I think I would have to make a skirt or a cute top out of it. It’s screaming skirt ot me right now though.

  223. May 20, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    i’m here! love the fabric! like many others i think i would use it to make pillow covers for my throw pillows!

  224. May 20, 2010 / 9:29 pm

    i tweeted!

  225. Rachelle
    May 20, 2010 / 9:49 pm

    I would make a pillowcase dress for my daughters or a funky apron. Thanks for the chance to win.