Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I-Spy Alphabet Book, plus a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

~~GIVEAWAY details at end of post!!~~


Since I have so (ridiculously!) many I-Spy-type fabrics, I started thinking of more projects to use them in, and this alphabet quiet book emerged. Each page has a letter of the alphabet made out of a fabric with objects that start with the same letter: a=ants, b=balls, c=cars, etc. My boys are already loving it and figuring out which letters are which by looking at the pictures. (They've known the capital letters for AGES, so this will be great for learning their lowercase letters!)

Here are some detailed photos:
Ants, Balls, Cars, Ducks, Elephant, Frogs, Giraffes, Hot air balloons, Ice cream, Jigsaw puzzle, Kids, Ladybugs, Moon, Numbers, Ostrich, Princess, Quilt, Rabbits, Scissors, Turtles, Utensils, Vegetables, Wagon, eXit sign, Yarn, Zebra

Now, on to the GOOD STUFF!!

While I was going through my fabrics and cutting pieces out for my quiet book, I cut out some extra sets as well. For my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY, I have TWO SETS up for grabs for TWO WINNERS:

For WINNER #1: A set of 26 4 1/2" I-Spy Squares -- one for each letter of the alphabet! -- plus two different fat quarters of letter fabric. (The orange is not super good quality, but the print is just too cute!)
Includes: Ants, Balls, Corn, Dogs, Eggs, Frogs, Glasses, Hot air balloons, Ice cream, Jigsaw puzzle, Kids, Ladybugs, Mittens, Numbers, Octopus, Pigs, Quilt, Rabbits, Scissors, Turtles, Unicorn, Vegetables, Watches, X-Ray, Yarn, Zebra







For WINNER #2: A set of 26 4" tall capital letters, plus two different fat quarters of letter fabric. (Once again, the quality of the orange fabric is not fantastic, but I just love the print!)
Includes: Ants, Balls, Cars, Dogs, Eggs, Fish, Glasses, Hot air balloons, Ice cream, Jigsaw puzzle, Kids, Ladybugs, Measuring tapes, Numbers, Octopus, Pigs, Quilt, Rabbits, Scissors, Turtles, Utensils, Vegetables, Watches, X-ray, Yarn, Zebra

~These sets would make a super cute quiet book or quilt!~

Here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment to enter. Make sure I have a way to contact you in the event that you win!
2. If you are one of my OFFICIAL FOLLOWERS, leave a SECOND comment telling me so!
3. If you post something about my giveaway on your blog, leave ANOTHER comment telling me so, and include a link!
4. I will close comments on Friday, August 21st at NOON (or the first moment I have after that!)
5. I will pick the winners through the Random Number Generator and post results as soon as I have them ready.

GOOD LUCK!

158 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh this is an amazing idea and an even better giveaway!

Kris said...

I love this idea!!! The I spy fabrics are soo cute!!

TWINkle Moments said...

oh my twins are in love with the "i spy" books, they would love to have me make them one!!!

TWINkle Moments said...

i'm a new follower too :) just found your website from ucreate...love all your crafts!!! it's inspiring!

Konstance said...

I'm also a new follower :) I found your blog from dollar store crafts. I've been spending all morning looking at all of your crafts and I love every one of them. I would love to make my boys and daycare kids an I Spy Alphabet book.

Su said...

This is a great giveaway! I follow you on google reader, not sure if that's what you mean...

Sims Family said...

What a cute idea! I wish I had as many fabrics as you...

Sims Family said...

And I am now a follower. I found your site on Ucreate. Great stuff!

Amie Kirk said...

I love this!! My son would love it too :-)!! Very Cute!
mac_butterfly@yahoo.com

Amie Kirk said...

I found you through U Create... I am now an official follower :-)

Jessica said...

I also found you through U Create. I LOVE your projects! SO fun! I am now an official follower! Great job!

Insanity Kim said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

I can be reached via em:)ail through my blog.

w said...

*drool*
what an awesome giveaway!

found you via ucreate.

wendiwinn at wendiwinn dot com

w said...

i am now following your blog. officially. like white on rice. word.

wendiwinn at wendiwinn dot com

Tami Jo said...

What a great idea. and generous give away!

Laura said...

My 2 year old and I would love this!! So great!

Blake and Laura said...

Such a cute idea!

Blake and Laura said...

I follow you on google reader.

Tami Jo said...

posted about the give away here...
http://3trikes.blogspot.com/2009/08/boosting-my-odds.html

Emily said...

I just found your blog via u create and dollar store crafts, and I am in love! What a creative person! Please enter me in the drawing!

Monica said...

I absolutely love that book and would love to make one for my little boys. Please choose me!! monica@pld.com

Jeremiah Burns said...

I am new to your blog, but already love all the ideas!! Thanks
Kara B
scrapsincali@yahoo.com

Matt & Staci said...

I LOVE the I Spy Book idea!! Oh how I would LOVE to win!!! Thanks for the great idea! Glad I found your blog!
stacki11@yahoo.com
Staci

Craftify It! said...

So glad I found your site! Just became a follower as well!

Staci
stacki11@yahoo.com OR
craftifyit@gmail.com

amber said...

I love it. I want to win. where did you get the Giraffe fabric and i cant find any cute ones. i would love to buy some from you if you have any left overs

red_murray2@yahoo.com

amber said...

i am a follower

red_murray2@yahoo.com

Craftify It! said...

Add another comment for me...just posted on my site!
Staci
craftifyit@gmail.com

http://craftifyit.blogspot.com/2009/08/abc-book-giveaway.html

Josh & Leisha said...

I love this. My 2yo has a blanket that he loves.
Leisha
jlehemphill@sbcglobal.net

Gilbert Family said...

your stuff is so cute! i want to steal your idea on the letter book if thats ok :) you are very very creative!

DanielleH said...

This is an ADORABLE idea. We are getting ready to go on an airplane trip and this would keep my little girl entertained! Love it!
mickeyorbust@aol.com

sonia said...

i found you on ucreate. i would love to win this for my little one!

mamasprecious@gmail.com

mama*thayer said...

What a great idea! I'm trying to introduce letters to my daughter and she loves books!

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

Wonderful!!! I would love to make one for my kiddos!

Macey said...

So stinkin' cute, seriously! I love it and way to be so talented! maceycoupon (at) yahoo

Cari said...

I just finished a #'s book for my son and was searching for ideas for a letters book and happened upon you. I would love to win one of these sets. Thanks so much.
rimayfld@yahoo.com

sunflowerlin said...

Super cute!! What a great idea!

sunflowerlin said...

I am also now a follower! I found your blog from Ucreate!

sun_flower_lin@hotmail.com

sunflowerlin said...

And I posted a link on my blog!! :)

Marie said...

What an amazing idea. I hope I win:)
marieallen@cox.net

Linds said...

what!? You didn't have any xylophone fabric?

I love it. You are popular!

Tammy James said...

Oh this is gorgeous ! What a clever idea, I'n not sure what you mean by 'follow' you, I don't see a followers badge on you blog but I do pop by here and have been for a couple of weeks I most likely found you through Kootoyoo

Jennifer said...

I am a new follower! These ideas are so cute!!! I really love the book and the craft apron is genius!! Makes me want to break out some of my scraps and create something fun!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

I tried to link you to my page but was unsuccessful, I guess I am better with a sewing machine than a computer. My email to contact me is emahizer84@yahoo.com. Thanks for all the great ideas!!

mamasnider said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to make an I Spy book for my kids.

Jen said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I have a 3 month old little boy who would probably get some good use out of one of these books. - or atleast get alot of drool on it! lol
I want to make one myself... but I will hold off to see if I win! Then I can move onto the 57 other projects of yours I want to try!
Jen Appleberry
jenesota@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I just became a follower!!!
Thank goodness for Ucreate otherwise I would have never found you! :)

Sare said...

That is so cute! (I am a subscriber because I can't figure out how to follow you because it doesn't have a "followers" button on here)
spondah(at)aol(dot)com

Kristy said...

Very cool idea and what a fun gift it would make!

Mollie said...

Adorable! My kiddies would love a quiet book...maybe it would actually keep them quiet when needed, too:o) I just found your blog and adore your ideas. Thanks for sharing:o)

mommy_mollie at yahoo dot com

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Marcy said...

Very Cute and the perfect toy to bring to church.

msbuchanan@shaw.ca

mckay said...

too cute! I would love to win!

Jocelyn The Little LOVE Bug said...

This is so cute! Love to win

Ruby said...

Hi, I just found you today through Dollar Store crafts. I would love to win one for my little bug. Thanks.

Jocelyn The Little LOVE Bug said...

I just blogged about your giveaway

http://thelittlelovebug2.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn The Little LOVE Bug said...

I am now a follower of your blog

Julie and Justin said...

I love your blog and this quiet "I Spy" book is adorable. I know my daughter would love it if I made it for her.

iloveblogcontests@gmail.com

Julie and Justin said...

I follow your blog!

iloveblogcontests@gmail.com

Julie and Justin said...

Blogged about ya!

http://iloveblogcontests.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-spy-giveaway.html

iloveblogcontests@gmail.com

cynthi said...

I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time!

peterfocy@yahoo.com

cynthi said...

...oh, and I just started following you too.
:)

Daniel and Kari Tandberg said...

I have been wanting to make an I Spy book...love it!

karitandberg@yahoo.com

Daniel and Kari Tandberg said...

I am also a new follower. You can thank Ucreate for leading me to you.

karitandberg@yahoo.com

dana said...

That's a lot of cutting for you!
Thanks for hosting a giveaway.
I blogged about your giveaway here:
http://hope-i-win.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-spy-alphabet-book.html

kristinorth said...

How adorable! I would love to make a book for my daughter to learn her letters!

kristinorth said...

I am now following you with google reader!

heather said...

these are so awesome! Hope I get picked!

heatherlw@gmail.com

heather said...

I follow!

Courtney said...

Where do you get your I-Spy fabric from? I want, no actually need some. My boys love letters and would love something like this.

Maloree said...

My boys would love this!
maloreek@hotmail.com

Maloree said...

I am a follower.
maloreek@hotmail.com

Renee G said...

Oh I would love to win one of these sets. I think your ABC books are adorable.
rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alice H said...

Wow I would love either set! I'm new to your blog - thanks for the great giveaway! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Alice H said...

Just became a follower! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Shannan said...

72 comments????????? Caroline G. Sanchez! You are famous. And obviously extremly talented. I am SOOOO proud to be your sister in law. That's right peeps! She is related to me. I don't need to enter your contest because you've already made so many things for me. i just wanted to let you know I think this is AMAZING!

Kate said...

oh my goodness...i am so in love!!!!

kateclark_6@hotmail.com

Kate said...

i'm a total follower!

The Alexanders said...

love this--what a cute way to learn letters!
cheyennealexander@hotmail.com

Corrine said...

love this giveaway hope to win so i can make one for my neice

c_mead2006@yahoo.ca

Corrine said...

i'm also a folower

The Gorbys said...

I love this! Great idea and awesome giveaway!

The Gorbys said...

follower

The Sewing Dork said...

Ooh, I love goodies like this. Great idea.
cynsaw2@hotmail.com

The Gorbys said...

blogged :)

Corrine said...

i have posted this on my blog sidebar

http://corrines-corner2006.blogspot.com/

Nicky said...

Truely cute book.

Susan said...

Great Giveaway...your are CREATIVE!

csbrown said...

Great idea like this go into my mental file for children gifts.

csbrown said...

New follower love that you have small boys and good ideas that are so gender friendly.

BJ_Mama said...

VERY cute idea!

BJ_Mama said...

....and now I'm following you!

Emma said...

cutest book ever, greatest idea ever. LOVE IT!

emmagross243@gmail.com

shambi-galambi said...

Shambray

rodeosammy7@yahoo.com

shambi-galambi said...

Shambray
I'm a new follower :D

rodeosammy7@yahoo.com

Ashley Mason said...

I'm new to your blog, but I love this great idea...and goodness knows I could use a quiet book! :)
danhanash@gmail.com

Nova said...

Cool!

LittleBirdDecor said...

These are such a great idea, thanks for the chance

info@littlebirddecor.com.au

LittleBirdDecor said...
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LittleBirdDecor said...

I'm also a follower.

info@littlebirddecor.com.au

Quinn's mom said...

I know my 10 month old would love to get his hands on one! I'll keep my fingers crossed I get picked!

Quinn's mom said...

I am also a follower!

Katherine said...

Those are fantastic! My son would love playing with blocks made from those!

Katherine said...

I just became a follower as well!

Nicole said...

I am a follower & think this is such a darling idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

nkwillard@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I just started a quilting group and would LOVE to make a quilt out of these. Thanks for all the work & the giveaway!

nkwillard@gmail.com

Julie said...

What a fun project!!! I would love to try something like this.

angela said...

Just adorable! And what a fantastic giveaway!

angela said...

I'm an "official" follower now!

nanaandpapa1 said...

ahhhh! every nana's dream, a new project for the grandchildren. please enter me.

Andie said...

this is great! thanks! nikostar@gmail.com

Andie said...

i'm following you!

Andie said...

i'm on my way now to post about this offer on my blog :
http://www.insertthoughtprovokingtitlehere.blogspot.com/

krmccord said...

I love that book! It's so cute! Kaylan
tk_mccord@hotmail.com
http://krmccord.blogspot.com/

krmccord said...

I just became a follower too:)
tk_mccord@hotmail.com

krmccord said...

It's me again:) I also commented about your blog on my blog!
http://krmccord.blogspot.com/

Kendra said...

So cute! That would be great for my little boys. k_little21@hotmail.com

Jamie Boyd said...

J.Clark just showed me your blog. I am one of his good friends and your stuff is so adorable. I would love to be entered into your give away!

:::b r a n d i::: said...

How precious!! This would be awesome for my little one on the way!
brandibug@charter.net

Mare said...

I just made letter appliques yesterday for the first time, this fabric would be just great, because I'll definetely make this book!

Nicole said...

Again this is just adorable! I added a link on my blog www.thinkitcreateit.blogspot.com sharing your giveaway. Thanks again!

free indeed said...

What a creative way to use those I spy squares! You could sell sets of these...it is the rare quilter who has enough for each letter of the alphabet! My grandbabies would love their own copy of this wonderful book!

freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Genevieve said...

wow- what an amazingly cute idea!!! love it :)

genevievecurtis@gmail.com

Genevieve said...

i'm a follower via google reader- love it!

Genevieve said...

and i've blogged about it here-

vievesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

thanks!!!

jess said...

i loove this idea! super cute. hope i win!

jess said...

i'm a follower! :)

Tim and Heidi said...

This is such a cute idea. I would love to win!

Connie said...

I think this is so cute! I would love to win!
greenappleorchard@gmail{dot}com

Connie said...

I;m a follower!

Connie said...

Blogged about this!

Drew said...

I love these - super cute!

Vicki said...

What a cute idea! I really enjoy all your fun and innovative projects here.

Suzy said...

Wow! I just stumbled upon your site and I LOVE it! What a great idea for a quiet book. I'd love to make one!

Suzy said...

(Now I'm a follower with Google reader!)

n8'swife said...

I just found your blog today! Fun idea!

melanie33 said...

so cute! i love it!

Tara said...

Great idea and perfect fabric choices!

Ziezo said...

Great idea! Lovely fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway. . .

Jen Christensen said...

So cute! Jen Christensen
jenchristensen1@yahoo.com

marisa said...

Just found your blog! Love this giveaway!!

Nat said...

just hopped over from u-create - from the children's apron from a dishtowel tutorial. hope i win...

Amy said...

I just came across your blog today and am loving your tutorials. I've really been trying to be resourceful and creative in my own sewing for my kids and you're such an inspiration! And thank you for your generosity in the giveaway!

Amy said...

I'm officially a follower! Kuddos to your ingenuity!

Maggie said...

For the last year I have been wanting to do something of this nature for my little ones. Nice work! I am wishing for good luck!
maggie.strebel@gmail.com

:o) mg said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway. I have your bloglink on my desktop and check it every day (at least once).

:o) mg said...

I am linking to your giveaway on my blog

Becky said...

Cute, cute, cute! I hope we win!

urbancraft said...

super super cool, add me to the list of people who want to win!

Lindsey said...

Found you via dollar store crafts. I love this idea and I'd be more than happy to win one of these prizes to save me a little time in putting one together.

Absolutely fabulous!

pdisandro said...

What a great idea! Love your blog, just came across you on ucreate. Keep the creative juices flowing!

Perks said...

LOVE this idea! :)

Perks said...

I'm a follower now, too!

Suzie LeCheminant said...

so cute! i want to win...

Coertze Peters said...

You are so creative!
Thanks for the chance to win!!
Helene

helenepeters1@aol.com

Coertze Peters said...

I am now a follower of your blog too!
You inspire me to be more creative!
Helene
helenepeters1@aol.com

The HoneaBees said...

My daughter would love this! She loves playing "I Spice" so this would be perfect for during church! Awesome idea!!

Barbara said...

This is a great use for your I-spy fabric. Thanks for the idea and the giveaway!

Barbara said...

I am a follower!