Monday, November 15, 2010

Passport Cover Giveaway

**Update - I've been so happy to see the comments on this post and see that my fears of no one wanting this were unfounded so I went ahead and made a second cover today.  When I announce the winner of this I'll choose two and both will get a cute, stylish cover.**

When I put out my call for projects Carla answered with a high chair re-cover request.  I've been wanting to work on a high chair for a while now but I think you need to use some sort of plastic fabric that can be easily wiped clean.  I considered laminated fabric but it's really expensive, I've never seen it in Canada and I hear that it cracks over time.  One day in Fabricland I happened to wander over to the vinyl section thinking I'd just see what they had.  I was pleasantly surprised and found a really cute black and white damask pattern.  I've never worked with vinyl so I bought the smallest amount they'd let me and brought it home to sew a few lines.  My few lines test was successful and I'm now convinced that it will work like I want.  The vinyl on the roll is really wide which is great but means my small amount was really a thin,  long strip.  I didn't want to waste the strip and I figured if I sewed a project with it I'd be that much more comfortable working on the high chair.  The passport cover is what I came up with.


It has a cute ruffle down the front to add a little something and it has black edging.  I think it looks classy and a great place to store your generic passport.  The inside is plain black fabric.

Here's a view from the back

I've decided to give this beauty away (hopefully someone wants it and I don't have an un-commented on giveaway, wouldn't that be embarrassing.)

To enter just become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know you did.  If you're already a follower comment and tell me.  That's it, easy.  I'll pick a winner and ship this off, it would make a great stocking stuffer don't you think?

I also have another fun giveaway I want to post but I have to get my act together and actually make the item first so stay tuned.


As a side note, isn't it funny how projects come in waves?  Three weeks ago I was out of projects and now I can't seem to keep up with everything I want to do.

23 comments:

Mitz said...

I really do actually want to win this, it's adorable! Pick me!

Jolayne said...

I like it! It may actually motivate me to get my passport renewed!

CountryBelle said...

That's really pretty! Of course it would be nice to have. (even nicer if I could go somewhere and show it off!)

Michelle said...

I so want to win this it would be great for my up-coming vacation!

JaCobi said...

I love it!! Such a great print! I'd love to win!

JuneBug said...

I'm a new follower... It's a really cute cover, and I'm glad you found you can work with the vinyl :)

hawkeyejlp said...

I am a new follower and would love to win this cover!

Money and Moni said...

Fun! I always lose my passport in the throes of my purse! Put me in the draw :)

Amy said...

This is super cute and I've actually wanted to make one, but you could save me the trouble :)

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

Rhymes with Johnson said...

I want it! I want it! So stylish!

It's A Priceless Life said...

It's gorgeous! I love black and white...very chic!
I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you have a chance!
Shantel @
www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

Goss Family said...

Living overseas due to the military, we are required to carry our passports with us just in case we are ever stopped. This would be a much cuter way to carry it then what I've been using =)

Janine said...

I think that since I had my passport stolen last time I went to the States (http://a-musingjanine.blogspot.com/2010/09/adventures-in-boston-part-i.html), this awesome cover would help me take better care of my travel documents. Although it's so cute it might make my passport more desirable to would-be thieves...

Tyler said...

I just became a follower. I would love to take this on our upcoming trip to the Caribbean. Sooo cute!

wholesomewomanhood said...

I love the passport cover! I follow your blog.
~ Melinda ~

Laura said...

This comment is on behalf of my Auntie Betty who doesn't know how to follow. You can get away with that if you're one of my favorite Aunts.

Sarah M. said...

I'm a follower....this is so cute!

Mom's Messy Manor said...

Ive been wanting one of these for my passport, My family and I are back and forth to Haiti with mission work and so my passport needs to be protected. thanks for hosting. and im def a folower now.
thanks{Lauren}
email:humphreysherd@gmail.com

she wears flowers said...

I'd love one of these--so cute!

Cara said...

I would LOVE to win this! I've been looking for something exactly like this, with no success (until now)! I'm leaving to go to China in a few months to adopt my daughter and this passport cover would come in oh so handy! Love your blog!!!

elisekayem said...

This is so cute!! Great job!

AllieMakes! said...

That is really sweet! And Very Practical!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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