Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Whimsy Week Day 3 – Behind the Scenes at the Photoshoot (plus another great GIVEAWAY!)

Welcome to Day 3 of Whimsy Week, where we are celebrating the release of designer Kari Mecca's newest book, More Sewing with Whimsy! Join us every day this week as we share behind-the-scenes videos, excerpts and previews of the book, a special interview with Kari, and best of all - GREAT giveaway opportunities every day! We will announce a selection of different special "Whimsy" prizes each day this week. Reply to the posts of the giveaway(s) you would like to win and we will announce the winners next Monday, August 16, 2010.

Today's giveaway is 2 grab bags of ribbon trims from Kari Me Away for using with Whimsy Sticks and embellishing your garments from More Sewing with Whimsy! Head to the end of this post for more information and to enter.

Be sure to check in with Kari on her blog this week as well, where she is celebrating Whimsy Week with a variety of sneak peaks and free downloads.

On this third day of Whimsy Week, we have a behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot for More Sewing with Whimsy. We taped this back in March, when Kari was in town to finish up photography for the book. Jennifer Tarkington of Jennifer & Company Photography does almost all of our photography for Sew Beautiful magazine as well as our other publications at Martha Pullen Company. We hope you enjoy this peek into our photography process!



Today's giveaway 2 grab bags of ribbon trims from Kari Me Away for using with Whimsy Sticks and embellishing your garments from More Sewing with Whimsy! To enter, reply below with your name and email address. We will announce the winner of this and the rest of our Whimsy Week giveaway prizes next Monday, August 16th. Entries will remain open until then!

Check back every day this week for more fun Whimsy Week posts and giveaways!

99 comments:

  1. I would love to win this! Her patterns are so stinking cute!!

    Elise Woolstenhulme
    the.sweet.eats@gmail.com

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  2. This is so interesting...Love this weeks blogs!
    Laurie Guidry
    ljg923@msn.com

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  3. What a wonderful giveaway!

    Belinda Karls-Nace
    designer@blueribbondesigns.com

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  4. Wow... I didn't realize Kari was in Anaheim, CA! So close to me in Yorba Linda. I wish she had a real store here we could go shop at!!

    Would love to win the trims!

    Kim Martin
    cazzincali@aol.com

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  5. Her stuff is sew sweet! I also like the cookies and diet coke! These blogs are so informative. Keep up the good work.

    Dolores Holler
    bdholler@gvtc.com

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  6. lOVING IT! Thanks.

    Katharine

    gbarbier@bellsouth.net

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  7. Sharon Edwards
    theedwards6@gmail.com

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  8. Definitely love the whimsy sticks!! mapakettlenh@msn.com

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  9. Oh fun!! I love love love ribbons and trims. Thank you!

    Sivje Parish
    sivjegoose@sbcglobal.net

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  10. Thanks for the designs. I love them.
    Jane De Bruin
    cynthiabear98@yahoo.com

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  11. They are all so pretty!
    Sandi Shover
    enchantedpines@charter.net

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  12. Cute video! I love the bright colors of the outfits!

    Karen
    KJRum@aol.com

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  13. I'm loving these giveaways!
    Obragg@gmail.com
    Odette Bragg

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  14. Just so cute!!

    firstpeter1v3@hotmail.com

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  15. Rebecca Cook
    blue.bird18@verizon.net

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  16. Awesome giveaways! Thanks so much.

    Shirley C.
    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  17. I love the daily blog with Kari. What a treat!
    carol@pclnet.net

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  18. Jeni O'Malley
    stitchesbyjeni@gmail.com

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  19. Yea,
    Ribbons and Trims.
    Pam
    Thecabbageleaf@yahoo.com

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  20. I love your work and your books. I picked up "More Sewing with Whimsey" last week and I've already read through the entire thing. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Diane Landin
    Ldyrev1@verizon.net

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  21. Love all this
    Pam
    p_hodnett@yahoo.com

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  22. I am loving the give aways!
    Britni Tucker
    BritniLTucker@yahoo.com

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  23. I totally love Kari and also all her beautiful children's clothing. I for one wonder does she ever sleep..Thanks Kari...Lisa

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  24. Cute! Cute! Cute!

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  25. I love ribbons and trims.
    Sophia Patterson
    sloppyjane.patterson@gmail.com

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  26. Got me going on projects for my granddaughter!

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  27. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Merry G.
    prissy_missy_50@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Rosanna rlcurrie@comcast.net Beautiful

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  29. Kim Corliss
    corliss4@swbell.net

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  30. Everything is so cute!

    Carol
    cshortteach@yahoo.com

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  31. Love all her stuff...

    Corinne
    blessedwith5@hot.rr.com

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  32. I feel greedy for entering every day, but maybe I'll get lucky!
    Cassie
    pio@twinmounds.com

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  33. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Martha
    pastryhaus@numail.org

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  34. LOVE IT!!
    damarisestrada@embarqmail.com

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  35. Hi, Kari...another great give a way!! Thanks...fingers crossed.

    Debi Erbes
    dkerbes@comcast.net

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  36. ..can't win if I don't enter..
    Thanks, Linda
    huntoon4@myfairpoint.net

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  37. Thanks for another great opportunity to win Kari's incredibly cute designs!
    cindy b
    cindyb001@yahoo.com

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  38. What great give away's. Love Kari's designs. sherriew1755@yahoo.com

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  39. Her trims are gorgeous!

    smilepapers at gmail dot com

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  40. Kari's trims are great!!!! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  41. I love this wonderful blog week and I love Kari's creativity!
    Mary
    rmangerer@verizon.net

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  42. A colorful feast for the eyes!

    Donna

    3dears@gmail.com

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  43. love whimsy! I am loving the first book!
    Susan
    swbme@yahoo.com

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  45. Such beautiful and "whimsical" (wonder where I got that? but it's true) little creations. Love them all.

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  46. I love the book and the whimsy sticks!

    cindy_sews@yahoo.com

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  47. My daughter and I go crazy when we see these beautiful creations. Would love to win some trims.

    Nancy
    nanke526@aol.com

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  48. Love, love, love her ideas. Am already using them on several projects.

    josiq@comcast.net

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  49. Yay! Love all the chances to win something!!! Great prizes!!

    Emily
    1prince1princess@comcast.net

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  50. Absolutely love all the inspiration!

    Susan Wilson
    grannysuesue@yahoo.com

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  51. Would love this!!!!!
    vickey.harris@bankmidsouth.com

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  52. Delight-filled!! Embellishment can never be too highly over-rated!!!

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  53. Gayla A. Deal
    gaylaadeal@aol.com
    Sew Cute!

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  54. Lovely!

    Julie Trickett
    jtrickett611@gmail.com

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  55. I love to see how things are put together behind the scenes! I'm sure I could put ribbon to good use.

    Thanks,

    Laurie
    l@jandle.com

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  56. i want this book!
    Eileen
    ileens5@gmail.com

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  57. I love Beautiful & Whimsy!


    Louise Griffith
    tomlou06@sbcglobal.net

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  58. She's so creative!!!
    Jean Glore
    glore@iquest.net

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  59. Love your designs, can't wait until I find the book.

    Lena
    lenamarie005@yahoo.com

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  60. Fabulous tools for some great fun accents! Hope to start using them soon.

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  61. Love Kari's products!

    Michelle
    michelle@campnc.com

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  62. Fun stuff. I love looking at all Kari's ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Great ideas!
    Elaine
    imabsktldy@comcast.net

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  64. I am finishing up my School of Art Fashion items from Kari's classes. I love everything she has designed and would love to use my new Whimsy Sticks with this great give away!!

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  65. My book arrived today. Love it!!! Can't wait for the companion patterns in the larger sizes. Ribbons....fun

    MegRoss at aol dot com

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  66. Wendy
    wendy@n7gtj.com

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  67. I used one of my sticks today. What a great tool!
    nikki@houstonaamco.com

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  68. LOVE Kari's books and patterns! Was just at Martha Pullen Serger Licensing and saw some completed items...DARLING!

    Nancy Herring
    snebh4@aol.com

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  69. Yay! I am so excited!
    Mary Margaret
    helmm836@parsons.edu

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  70. woo hoo for giveaways!
    helen wright
    helenjwright@hotmail.com

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  71. KAri and the whimsy trims are so fun!
    Sally HIlfiger
    hilfiger52@suddenlink.net

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  72. Just gone 10pm in Australia, hoping some whimsy sewing will find it's way across the miles to me!

    Fiona Woolmer
    leopardgirl@bigpond.com

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  73. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the wonderful give-a-ways!
    apmaddux@yahoo.com (Angela)

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  74. great blog series would love to win!
    ilvtoys@aol.com

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  75. Great giveaway!
    Kelly Stockstill
    thatkellygirl@yahoo.com

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  76. Please enter me in the drawing.
    quiltnb@hotmail.com
    Gita

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  77. Hello again -- my grand and great grandchildren will love these dresses! There are so many girls.

    Thank you for wonderful information.

    Sew crazy Kay - Katharine gbarbier@bellsouth.net

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  78. Ribbons & flowers & rick rack - oh my!!! lol BEAUTIFUL!
    Ammie Cain
    ammie.girl@gmail.com

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  79. Great job! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelly
    midnightsewin@yahoo.com

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  80. Kari is such a talent! Whoever wins these ribbons will have quite a treasure.

    niener987@comcast.net

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  81. Gorgeous!!! I'd LOVE to win these ribbons!
    Margaret
    ttimes33@juno.com

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  82. Just beautiful!
    Judith
    juditupp@yahoo.com

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  83. Love it!
    Sharie Bergquist
    bergquist5@gmail.com

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  84. It looks like soo much fun
    Tamara
    sanch5@frontiernet.net

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  86. What a great giveaway!
    Chris
    Sewkrazy1@msn.com

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  87. Her stuff kindles my creative juices. Kathy kewscruggs@yahoo.com

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  88. ooh the ribbon trim sounds great!!


    carrie

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  89. Susan Spiers spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  90. Had a great time at school with Kari and her Whimsy Sticks. They are a great "toy" for heirloom sewers.

    Cindy Griswold
    griswold.cindy@gmail.com

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  91. What a great way to get crafters into sewing! I love it! Please enter me. sewgrow@gmail.com

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  92. Oh I would love to win these! Thanks for doing this!

    Hugs,
    Gina
    gina@fabricsilove.com

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  93. O how I would love to win these

    Jimmie
    jburks1@centurytel.net

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