Sew Mama Sew Handmade Item Giveaway

***UPDATE*** The winner of this giveaway as chosen by the random number generator is comment #94: Cara – who said “I follow you in IG” and she also said she uses Pinterest Boards to stay organized. I have sent Cara an email.

*** This Giveaway is now Closed. Thank you to all who entered. ***

This is the Handmade item(s) that I am giving away for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.

If you haven’t been to my blog before – Welcome! And if you have – Welcome back! I am a Canadian Quilter, military wife and Mom to two kids (expecting my third this fall). I LOVE quilting! I can’t stop thinking about it so that is why my blog is called “Daydreams of Quilts.” I currently work full time at a Fire Hall as an administrative assistant but will be back to stay-at-home Mom at the end of June.
For my handmade prize I am giving away a Quilter’s / sewist’s themed notebook hand decorated by myself with Stampin’ Up papers and Smashbook supplies. And a set of 4 Quilting themed noteο»Ώ cards hand stamped and created by me with Stampin’ Up stamps and button die cuts.


The Notebook.

Inside front cover

There are three pockets total.

 These are the four note cards:

This giveaway is open to everyone. The Giveaway is open from May 12 – May 16 5:00 p.m. PST. To enter to win these prizes please leave a comment on this post telling me how you keep yourself organized for sewing and keep track of projects you want to sew. I write my projects and ideas in a “Smashbook” similar to the one pictured above. But I still need more organizing tips and ideas. πŸ™‚

After leaving your comment you can (if you wish) leave up to four additional comments telling me that you:
1. follow my blog and how you follow
2. follow me on Facebook
3. follow me on Instagram
4. follow me on Pinterest

I normally respond to all comments that are not “no-reply blogger” but will not be able to during this very busy time. I’m sure you understand. Have fun for Giveaway Day (week) and best of luck! Go back to Sew Mama Sew to enter more giveaways!!!



  1. This is really cute. I Love notebooks, and even with all the tech we have, I still use a good old fashioned paper notebook to organize my upcoming projects and deadlines.

  2. I have a spreadsheet by season on what I want to sew my girls. I usually add fabrics as I buy them or find them in my stash.

  3. I try to write as many of the down in my notebook as I can. I also like using pinterest as a way of organizing my inspiration ideas! Although sometimes I get a little disorganized when inspiration randomly strikes, so I'll end up with random doodles in my lecture notes from class.

  4. I use a book, not as pretty as the one you make! Was that a Stampin' Up stamp with the cloths pattern on the cards? I used to sell Stampin Up, so fun.

  5. I have scraps of paper on my sewing table…I need organization. Sometimes I pull fabric and stack it with a pattern on a bookshelf in my sewing room.

  6. I have notes everywhere. I have a metal wall in my studio that I use magnets to keep vital info. I have a method to everything, just may not be like everyone else..

  7. I write projects into my Liberty notebook once I start them (and also into an Excel spreadsheet but that's not as pretty). I don't keep track of my wishlist though, because I figure I'll always be seeing new stuff to add and will never manage to complete it all. If I don't remember it long enough to become WiP instead of one-day, I just assume I didn't want to make it enough. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  8. I have a notebook for sewing and quilting projects, but seems that old notebook gnome moves it around. But somehow it all works out and is stationed next to my coffee I couldn't find which is next to….. THERE ARE MY KEYS!!

  9. I have a big folder with plastic sleeves that I can slot notes and patterns in. Keeps everything in one place even though it is not very pretty.

  10. Haha, oh dear, keeping organised with what I want to sew? Yeah, I'm not so good at that, really. I've learnt that it's best for me to just focus on my current project, and maybe the one after that – if I have anything queued up further away than that, I never get to it as I get distracted by new ideas before I get there! (Oops….)

    macska at gmail dot com

  11. I have a notebook where I document the quilts that I have made & those that are in progress but that's it as far as organisation goes – pretty non-existent really. Thanks for the chance to win

  12. I have not kept a notebook of ideas- I wish I had as I often see quilt designs that I would like to make- What a lovely idea. Thanks for participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.
    Regards from Alberta,

  13. I keep future sewing projects (patterns, classes, plans) in a drawer in my sewing room. I keep digital plans in a file called "project planning" on my computer. I like the little note pages I made (1/16 of a sheet of recycled paper) for labeling projects and cuts.

  14. I keep my WIP's together each in their own 12 x 12 scrapbook plastic bin. At least it keeps my pieces, patterns, etc. together. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  15. I have buckets of active sewing projects as well as to be started projects. Whatever I'm working on now is usually on the table & ironing board.

  16. I am not organized and it gets very messy in my sewing space because of my lack of organization. I do try to keep my project patterns and supplies sorted into large envelopes once I start them though.

  17. My sewing space can be quite messy but I have two large plastic boxes that I can put wip's in so they are not strewn across the room. Ideas I tend to just keep on Pinterest or saved patterns in a folder on my computer. Not very 'together' or in one place but oh well!

  18. I haven't been organizing my ideas anywhere other than my brain and a few post-it notes. I should probably revamp my system! πŸ™‚

  19. I use an app called Weave on my iphone/ipad. It lets me keep track of to-dos for each project, the amount of time and money I have spent working on it, and I can put a deadline on each step for each project. It's not made specifically for sewing or quilting, but it works wonderfully for me! Love the notebook! πŸ™‚

  20. Right now my plans are either in my head or on scraps of paper that get lost all over my house, so the notebook would really help.

  21. I have a printed list on my wall. And inspiration images for applique posted to a board. And I keep my fabric and patterns together in a large ziplock so I know what I have to work on!

  22. I have a variety of A4-sized plastic file folders that I use to keep ideas and patterns filed away in. I do a lot of paper piecing, so having a separate file for each pattern is a good way to keep organized. Here in Japan, temples and museums often have fancy decorated plastic file folders for sale in their gift shops. Imagine storing your favorite pattern in a file folder from the Golden Pavillion! They make me smile every time I use one. πŸ™‚

  23. I write stuff down but I love pinterest boards. I can organize them by theme or color or whatever and I like the photo visuals for ideas

  24. i use clear boxes to store my projects in. if i have a lot of little things to work on, i put them all in tote near my machine, the box idea works better though.

  25. I have a ring binder that I can use to keep patterns and notes in. I try to take a lot of photos as I'm working as well, although I think that's just because i'm so used to taking them of my knitting to put on ravelry.

  26. I use a small notebook to write in for all the projects I want to do, and I also keep things pinned on Pinterest of ideas that I see online.

  27. I have a folder on my computer with patterns and ideas and I back it up to disk a couple of times a year (stored at my mum and sisters houses) and to drop box just to be safe.

  28. I love working with my Quilt Diaries!! Every night I sit down with it and write what I have done rather it be quilting and/or needle work that I have done for the day. I write down all my ideas in it, make notes about fabrics, threads etc. I'm just started my 5th one but I also have some that are just a certain project… like my Farmer's Wife Sampler which gives the date when I made the block & scraps of the fabric that I used in that block. Once it's finished the book and quilt will always be together and years from now my family will know the history of that quilt. Nice thing about keeping the journals is I hold myself accountable & it fits in my bag when I'm heading out to a fabric shop, so I have my list of needs with me all the time. Thanks for the chance to win you Fabulous book & Note cards.

    In Kind Regards,

  29. I'm getting better organized. I have my fabric, etc in plastic bins and under the bed. The bags I've completed, I hang on hangars in the guest bedroom.

  30. I am not organized. I am in a mess because I moved a year ago but am just now setting up the sewing room. The best organizing tip I have is to not save things that you will probably never really use.

  31. Very nice hand made items. Congrats on your soon new arrival. The whole 'miracle' of bringing forth a new life is unrivalled no matter what nunber in the order.

    For my organization I use a series of notebooks & colored pencils for my ideas. Then sometimes i just wing it.

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