pretty birds book giveaway (closed)


It's been FOREVER since I've blogged! Time has just been going by so fast these last few months. Anyway, I finally got a chance to sit down and sew up a little something fun to share. My friend Virginia of Gingercake recently published her second book, Pretty Birds - 18 Simple Projects to Sew and Love and sent a copy over for me to check out. The book includes instructions and pattern pieces to make adorable birds such as owls, chicks, doves, bluebirds, canaries, flamingos, and many more. I chose to make penguins - thought they would be fun for the kiddo. Turns out I was right - she absolutely loves them. I finally feel redeemed as my past attempts to make handmade toys weren't so well received!

The book calls for using wool felt for details such as beaks and feet but unfortunately I did not have any on hand. I did have some yellow interlock that I interfaced so it wouldn't stretch much and used that instead. I think it worked out well! I used some scrap fabric for the face, back, and wings and used some organic knit sherpa for the belly on both penguins. This was a super quick project - I think sewing on the button eyes took the most amount of time. 


For a chance to win your own copy, simply leave a comment below! One entry per person, please. Giveaway ends Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 10 pm cst. Make sure to leave an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!

*The giveaway is open to all readers!  A physical copy of the book will be sent to a US winner only - winners outside of the US will receive a digital  e- book copy.*
Winner has been contacted!





39 comments

  1. adorable. I love them so much. They are so colorful and fun. Thanks Vanessa!

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  2. OMG......those are just the cutest penguins!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the book!!!! Judy :-) jjrugratbull@aol.com

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  3. These are so fun!! I have some kids that would get a big kick out of these.

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  4. So cute! The book looks like it has a lot of cute birds.

    Kim - littlemissmoffittscreations(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Love the pretty birds.


    clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

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  6. These penguin buddies are so cute! I would love to win this book:) Have a happy day - Heidi

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  7. Oops - I forgot to include my email address. It is hjmedhurst@shaw.ca Have a wonderful day - Heidi :)

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  8. Love your daughter holding the adorable penguins against her lemony t-shirt!
    maggie@maggiebooks.com :-)

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  9. So darn cute!! Thanks for sharing your creations! I've been thinking about getting this book since it came out. So many cute birds to make:)

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  10. Sorry I forgot to leave my email. werroadtrippin@gmail.com

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  12. I want to make theses penguins for Christmas next year... All my nieces and nephews

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  13. Such sweet projects!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  14. These birds are so cute.. Thanks for the chance, :D
    anitadwiindriyani(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. So gorgeous - and with a penguin lover in the household I know these would be an absolute hit !!
    thanks for the opportunity
    kamyafos@gmail.com

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  16. These are so cute - would love to win this book.

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  17. adorable! looks like fun to do with the kiddo's

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  18. So cute. I've been looking for some projects to do with my niece when her baby brother is born. I think this book has a lot of things she would love. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  19. Very sweet. I'd love to get my hand on this book!

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  20. This is a great introduction to your work. You can thank Virginia at Gingercakes for sending me your way. I'm very glad she did. Hope I win!

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  21. I know how time can just slip away b/c we're so busy. My 5yo just started preprimary which is M-F and that's been an adjustment (more for me though). I'm working on my poor organizational skills ;-) This looks like a very sweet book and your penguins are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win. nlczerw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. thanks for the chance to win - i love birds, and this book looks very cute!

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  23. I love everything you make. The penquins are so cute. My best friend called some pelicans penquins one time so I think I'll make her a couple of these. Thanks for all you do.

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  24. I would love to win this book! My little girl just loves birds! Liespossemiers@hotmail.com

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  25. My grandson is in love with all manner of birds. He would love a surprise bird or two from his grandma.

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  26. Adorable penguins!!! Loudog91301at aol.com

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  27. This looks like such a fun book! I have a young niece who is learning to sew and it would be fun to make these projects with her.

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    1. forgot to include email...
      jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  28. Darling penguins! I would love the book. caamaro at aol.com

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  29. Such a cute book! I love the penquins!

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  30. I would love to win this - thanks!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  31. Oh my gosh, how cute! Have a Blessed Easter! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  32. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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