GIVEAWAY: Amy Butler Fabric from Small Grapes!

>> Thursday, March 11, 2010

Today we are pleased to be hosting a lovely giveaway by Small Grapes - a fabulous Etsy shop which sells fabric and patterns...and where I purchased my Amy Butler Fabric from for the shower!


So let's meet the shop-owner, shall we? Meet Shannon:

My name is Shannon and I live near Seattle, Washington with my husband and our three children. I have a degree in Graphic Design but stayed home once our first daughter was born (long story short, I had preeclampsia and she was born at 28 weeks weighing 1lb. 12oz. She has right hemiplegia cerebral palsy).

{Bloom & Grow Fabric by Riley Blake}

On how her shop got its start:
I originally had a hand sewn goods shop on Etsy but when I discovered we were expecting our third child, I KNEW that there was no way I could keep sewing for customers and parent a new baby. So, I combined my love of fabric, design, and sewing into Small Grapes. It originally launched in July 2009 and has grown steadily since then.

{Retro Green Umbrella Fabric by Riley Blake}

Shannon's favorite listing in her shop:
My favorite shop item at the moment is this new fabric that just came in yesterday from Riley Blake called Retro Green Umbrellas. Maybe it is living near Seattle and having so much rain, but I love the greens and the umbrellas. It was just too perfect that I couldn't pass it up.

What inspires Shannon:
I'm lucky to be able to work out of my home with three kids running around on acres of land within close proximity to the Puget Sound. I'm inspired by nature, by my children's different personalities, and by the water. I also spend far too much time online scouring crafting blogs...I love hand thrown ceramics, stained glass windows, and typography. I have a collection of tattered Moleskine journals chock full of sketches for quilts, clothing, handbags, and fabric lines.

{Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II Collection - Fat Quarter Pack}

So, in honor of the Kraft Letters I covered for the baby shower, Shannon offered to giveaway 1 Fat Quarter Pack of the Amy Butler Midwest Modern II fabric I used (pictured above)!!!!! Yes, that's right...if you win, you will receive:

Fat Quarter - Honeycomb in Sage
Fat Quarter - Park Fountains in Yellow
Fat Quarter - Optic Blossom in Olive
Fat Quarter - Martini in Blush
Fat Quarter - Trailing Cherries in Sand
= 1 1/4 Yards TOTAL

Visit Small Grapes shop and leave a comment here with your favorite fabric she carries and how you would like to craft or sew with the giveaway prize!
Make sure you're a follower, too.

{If you want extra chances to win, spread the news on twitter or facebook.
Leave a comment for each thing you do & share the link in your comment!}

Giveaway ends on NEXT Thursday, March 18th at 5pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, March 19th!


staceys March 11, 2010 at 5:16 AM  

I'm crazy for the umbrellas!!! I also think the white map is super duper cute too.

bink & boo March 11, 2010 at 6:01 AM  

I really like the Checked Floral in Grey. If I win I will probably make a few little pocketbooks for friends birthdays.

BridalHood March 11, 2010 at 6:18 AM  

I love love the Bloom, Bloom and Grow and would love to use that for fabric flags for our wedding picnic

Betsy March 11, 2010 at 6:33 AM  

I would use Cream Vine, Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake to make a little craft for my little niece :)

Shalet March 11, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

The umbrellas are awesome! Bring on spring!

Sarah March 11, 2010 at 7:11 AM  

I like too many! My choices for using in my revamp of our rec room would be Cream Polka Dot Punch, Park Fountains in Yellow and Sophie's Garden is cute too! I agree that I love the umbrellas, but I still think the Polka Dot would find its way all around my house!

I would use the prize giveaway fabric for making a rag/patch style pillow case, then the rest of the fabric could be used to make my niece a cute little skirt...she is almost 1. :)

Casa Bella March 11, 2010 at 7:20 AM  

I love Sophie's garden. I would use it to make a quilt for my best friend's 1st baby girl coming in a few weeks! What a lovely giveaway!

Vanessa March 11, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

i like the deer valley collection. there are so many that are so beautiful!

Aimee March 11, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

I like the Yard Park Fountains in Yellow. Perfect for my wedding!

I'm a follower!

Moni Rose March 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

My goodness :) Those Riley Blake umbrellas are totally matching our mood today in Wisconsin - spring rain pouring down!

We just found out we're expecting a little GIRL in July (yay!) so I'd love to make her some darling girly summer clothes with the AB set!

Nicole-Lynn March 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Awesome giveaway! I loved your kraft letters! My favorite is the Fat Quarter - Optic Blossom in Olive, Midwest Modern II Collection by Amy Butler!

I'm already a follower :)

Lindsay March 11, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

I LOVE the honeycomb in sage. Gorgeous! I would make some drapes! Thank you!

Amy Tromans March 11, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

Oh la la! There are too many wonderful choices! I can't decide! I would love to make my daughter a bubble dress out of the pot-a-dots or the umbrellas.

The Kelleher Family March 11, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

I love the vine and polka dot fabric, would love to make my lil one a skirt or tank out of that. the site just makes me want to pull out the sewing machine and get going!

Apple Ninny March 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

LOVE amy butler! i just purchased her pattern for a laptop cover and i'd love to use this fabric to create it! :)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things March 11, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

love LOVE ALL the fabrics that she carries in her shop!

I've been so excited to use my sewing machine, and these fabrics would be so perfect for me to make gifts for my friends, pillows (because who has too many pillows?) and I would just LOVE to win and create!


Morgan March 11, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

I love the new Amy Butler fabrics! (but really, can she go wrong?) If I had to choose, I think I would pick Sophie's Garden. It's so lovely and would make a great catch-all pouch to help organize my handbag!

Such a cute shop!

Grace March 11, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

i'd like the white map, wheels for my toddler's school bag. or the pressed leaves for an apron. i really just love them all! (i follow you on google reader)

Julie March 11, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

I like the large car wheels fabric. I'm feeling boyish. :) I would try my hand at making my own fabric covered letters and then probably use the scraps for a pillow

I love the interview!

The Fam March 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

The Cream Polka Dot Punch would be great for a dress pattern I just bought for my daughter! It's SO cute!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Linda March 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

I would love to make a quilt out of the Wildwoods line! Thanks!!

Alisa D March 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

I love the trailing cherries in sand. Not exactly sure what I would make with it, but I'd have a great time figuring it out!

Jessina March 12, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

I love the Blue Cheery Circles fabric and the Amy Butler Park Fountains in yellow fabric--so pretty! And perhaps I would make a patchwork clutch purse with the fat quarter pack...

I Love Baby Quilts! March 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

I love those umbrellas! I would make a little dress for my 2 year old.

Joy@thiftyparsonageliving March 12, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

I would love to make a quilt from these... Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II Collection. It would go great in my bedroom that I am making over.

Miss Martin March 12, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

It's hard to choose. The wheels pack is so cute! I would use the fabric to sew gifts for my wedding party.

Angie March 13, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

Cream Vine, Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake is my favorite. It would be a great baby quilt for my cousin. Thanks for the chance.

Also, I just started following your blog in Google Reader.


Martha March 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

I love Wheels and All Star! I would make a little something for my brand new nephew Levi!

Becky S. March 13, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

I love the Riley Blake Retro Green Umbrella fabric over at Small Grapes!
If I won the Amy Butler fabric, I think I would make a new handbag for Spring. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristen March 13, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

Awesome fabrics! I like the Erin McMorris forest in Lime, Wildwood. I would make some pillows for my two daughters. Scraps leftover would be mixed with natural linen for a bag.

tong March 13, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

How cute are those little umbrellas!? My favourite is definitely Green Retro Umbrellas! Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous,  March 13, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite fabric is Forest in Lime from Wildwood by Erin McMorris.

Debb March 13, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

I love the wheels and all stars... so cute... I would make a little tote or maybe a pillow for my grandson... thanks

Open MIC March 14, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

I love the Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake. I am collecting cool, mod, vintage fabrics to sew onto the back of plain white burp cloths, packaged oh-so-cute, and giving them in baskets for baby showers!! I also love anything Amy Butler!

Marcia March 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

Many of my favorite designers are listed - Amy Butler, Riley Blake, Joel Dewberry, Erin....
Will select Bloom and Grow fabric by Riley Blake. From my Amy Butler fabrics,
I would make a paintbox quilt throw for my grandnieces (ages 4 and 2) because they like to snuggle after their energy winds down:))

Tracy March 14, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

My favorite fabric from Riley Blake Collection is "Cream Vine, Bloom". It's very cute and fresh.

Anonymous,  March 14, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

I love the green retro umbrella print - and I would love to add these fabrics to some quilts I am making!

Crystal Hendrix March 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM  

I love the poka dots! I want to get all of them and make an AWESOME circle quilt!

Anonymous,  March 14, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Cute shop :-) I'm loving the Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake fabrics!

ashley maureen March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

i honestly think my favorite fabrics are these- midwest modern ii by amy butler. i'd love to make some pillows and curtains for my new studio! thank you for the chance.

hometown girl March 16, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

love the retro umbrellas, i think i'd use it on pillowcases for my daughter's room! thanks! susan

Katie B. March 16, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Oh, goodness. I'm obsessed with the Rainy Days & Mondays umbrellas! If I won, I'd add the amy butler to my every growing quilting stash!

Aimee March 16, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

I love all the Riley Blake fabric and would definitely make a quilt with it.

C March 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

I love the green umbrellas on white!

I would do something girly with the giveaway fabric, perhaps a sewing machine mat and matching pincushion, or maybe a patchwork skirt for my little 1.5 year old.
Thank you!

Britti March 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

I love love love the "Green Retro Umbrellas"!
I would sew a purse out of it! :)
I hope I'll win!

allsewnup March 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake. Yummy stuff.
Place mats and napkins for my new kitchen.


allsewnup March 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

I'm a new follower.


Michele March 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

I'm loving the Wheels and All Stars line by Riley Blake - it would become a baby blanket for a coworker's new baby boy.

Michele March 16, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I'm a new follower too

Diane March 16, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I am a huge fan of Amy Butler Martini in any color.

Jenny March 16, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I love Sophie's Garden by Erin would look lovely as a border on a AB fabrics, too! thanks for a chance.

Duff March 16, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

Definitely, the new Rainy Days and Mondays line. I can't decide between green and white. You've got great prices--thanks!

tellad March 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

I love Deer Valley and can envision it made into pillows and a lap quilt for my bedroom - I absolutely love the colors - and would match perfectly! Thanks for the chance-
Teri Dingler

myflsun March 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

My favorite is the bloom and grow collection by Riley Blake. Lovely!

free indeed March 16, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

The Cream large bloom bloom and grow is so lovely. It would make beautiful pillowcases. The Fq pack would make a great patchwork tote for the girls. We could all have matching ones.

Patty March 16, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

I love wildwood by Erin McMorris. I'd like to make a purse out of it. I love the greens.

Kristen March 16, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

I love all the fabrics....but buttons in gold is one of my favorites. I would love to win these fat quarters and make some wonderful pillows for my newly refloored living room!

Melody March 16, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

Sophie's garden would look great as pillows for my living room. Thanks for the chance to win.

Barb in Mi March 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

The Bloom & Grow fabric pack with polka dots looks great! As for how I would use the fabric: I really need a new bag. I haven't really been caught by the bag bug yet, so that would be a perfect occasion! Thanks so much!

SheilaC March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

I love this fabric!!

And I would love to make a quilt with those yummy fabrics you are giving away!

I follow!

Val Miller March 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

I love the white retro umbrellas - I would totally fussy cut some of those into a quilt!!

Deb March 16, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

I love the big polka dots of the Blue Large Circles collection (All Stars) by Riley Blake...very cute!

Deb March 16, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

I just became a follower.

Meghan March 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

I love Cream Large Bloom from the Bloom and Grow collection. I've been wanting to make myself a handbag, and this would be perfect. I love how it has both a modern and retro vibe at the same time.

Meghan March 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

I also added your blog to my google reader :)

Gwyneth March 17, 2010 at 5:29 AM  

i love trailing cherries! i would love to make it into a top of some sort

Lilly March 17, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

The Trailing Cherries in Sand, Midwest Modern II by Amy Butler is my favorite. And I would make a makeup bag for myself.
Thanks for the chance.

Vicki @ DottyJane March 17, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

This is a great giveaway! I love the new Riley Blake fabrics, especially White Retro Umbrellas.

Thanks for the chance to win:)

Mary on Lake Pulaski March 17, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

My favorite fabric in the Small Grapes store is the Blue Large Circles, All Stars Collection by Riley Blake.
If I were to win the give away prize, I would make a small throw for the end of my bed because the Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabrics would coordinate perfectly!
Thanks for the opportunity.

Casey Hardy Photography March 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

This fat quarter pack is my fav...I really like the Park Fountains in Yellow :) we added chickens March 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

I really like the fabrics in the Riley Blake all stars collection - the green diamonds, blue cheery circles, mini dots, bias stripes, even the paisleys with stars. As to what I might do with the Amy Butler fat quarter pack - I think I would make a bag or a little quilt - the fabrics are beautiful!

***LIZ*** March 17, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

Love the stars stripes and dots, I want to make a blanket for my little boy.

gill March 18, 2010 at 1:35 AM  

i love the riley blake map fabric - it would make great activity bags for my children


Tamara March 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM  

My fave is Fat Quarter - Mountain Gem in Celadon, Deer Valley Collection, BUT it was almost impossible to pick! I love them all really. Currently I'm making over my bedroom and the guest bedroom - I'm planning to cover small boxes for the dressers to put rings/jewelry in at night before bed. These fabrics would be perfect!

lorieloo March 18, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

ADORE the umbrellas. OH my gosh. so so cute!

lorieloo March 18, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

and I'm an official follower now, not just a lurker =)

Emily March 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

I love the Riley Blake umbrellas in the blue/green colorway. I am from Seattle, where there is a ton of rain, so they really struck my fancy.

The giveaway prize is awesome! I would make a quilt for my little niece who is due in May.

Emily March 18, 2010 at 12:43 PM  

BTW, I just became a follower.

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