Saturday, January 3, 2009

Minimalist giveaway

Over my holiday in Chicago, I was thinking a lot about minimalist living. Now, this is something that is frequently on my mind, and I've probably mentioned this here before. I think what triggered this latest stream of thoughts was a visit to my friend TG's house. She has this great minimalist decoration thing going on in her apartment. Her furnishings are all very nice--and mostly unique vintage pieces and artwork--and I think you notice their uniqueness all the more because each stands on its own, free from clutter. I am constantly torn between wanting to have only the bare minimum in possessions, and my love of stuff--especially unique vintage finds, and items I picked up while traveling the world. That being said, I know that I have a lot of things in my life that I don't actually need, and can part with, and so I think it's time to do a little spring cleaning.

Luckily for you, I've decided to offer some great things as giveaways here on my blog! I'm hoping to do this semi-regularly (perhaps even weekly) but won't commit to a time frame since I know my schedule will become very hectic shortly.

M I N I M A L I S T G I V E A W A Y # 1

Free to a good home is this sewing pattern from 1967. It makes an A-line dress with either a side-tied collar, or round collar. The pattern is uncut, and appears to still be factory folded. Instructions are complete, pattern appears complete. The pattern is size 16, bust 36. It's a great pattern, but it's not the right size for me, and I don't love it enough to figure out the alterations.


Rules:
-leave a comment below to enter the giveaway--one comment per person, please.
-you MUST give me some way to contact you (email address, blog, flickr, whatever).
-a winner will be chosen at random in one week (1/10/09).

feel free tell your friends!

11 comments:

Lin said...

Please don't enter me as I don't sew dresses. Minimalism is something I love but I live with hoarders so it is a constant battle in out house!!

Lisa said...

I found you from wardrobe refashion. I'm pretty sure the pattern would fit me & it is cute. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Lisa said...

I forgot to add to my earlier comment... my e-mail is:

tebben at cox dot net

Rhealyn said...

I adore this pattern and it would fit me perfectly. Thank you for the contest!

Rhealyn
rheamc at gmail dot com

erlthegirl said...

The pattern looks fantastic and I would love it. I am also loving the shalom pattern on your sidebar and will be printing that puppy out to try.

Thanks!

jeannine said...

Cute pattern! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks so much! I can be reached at pe_mayfield@yahoo.com.

Beth said...

I'd love to be entered to win. Found you via Wardrobe Refashion blog. I'm pretty sure if you click on my name you can get to my blog but if not:

http://life-is-a-musical.blogspot.com

Thanks for the chance to win! Beth

Christine said...

I've just dug out the old sewing machine, had the hubby give it a tune up and I'm ready to go! I'd love to make your dress, please put me into the drawing!
Christine
http://treasuregoddesschic.blogspot.com

Christine said...

I've just dug out the old sewing machine, had the hubby give it a tune up and I'm ready to go! I'd love to make your dress, please put me into the drawing!
Christine
http://treasuregoddesschic.blogspot.com

Mama Gina said...

Oooh Please put me in the giveway. Love the pattern. Crop.
Gina
vegancutiecookies@yahoo.com

Tina said...

I am thinking I might be the mysterious 'TG'. Your comments are taken as a very serious compliment. Thanks!!