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Celebrate the BOY with a giveaway (and a special project for your little guy!)

Hi! If you are visiting the wildcards for the first time, you are probably “Celebrating the BOY” this month! I’m so happy to be a part of Rae and Dana’s ingenious creation. Apart, these two women are creative, spunky, inspiring, honest, and funny. Together? Invincible. Thank you both for letting me participate in this year’s festivities!

Since we’re all here because of boys, I thought I would introduce you to mine. Jack is six, and Charlie is two.

Jack1 Jack2

Jack3 Jack4


Charlie-1 Charlie-2

Charlie-3 Charlie-4

 They sure do love each other. And I love the stuffing out of both of them.

I like big butts and I cannot lie.

I’ve always loved sewing—for my boys and for myself—and I’ve always been a thrift-store junkie. I merged my two passions together and came up with a book about it called ReSew: Turn Thrift-Store Finds into Fabulous Designs. And this weekend, in honor of “Celebrate the BOY” month, I’ve got two ReSew giveaways here at the wildcards. And one’s a sure thing!
FIRST—because we’re all looking to find fun ways to sew for our special guys, I’ve put together a project for you to download directly from ReSew. It’s called the “Happy Hat, Mitten, and Scarf Set.” Got an old sweater in colors your little boy loves? Transform it into a hat, and a scarf, and mittens just his size.

Here’s the before…Happy-hat-set-before
and here’s the after.
Yep. That’s my sweet boy. So worth celebrating.

(Hmm. Been awhile since I took this picture. Some of those teeth are gone now.)

Simply click here for the project instructions, wait for the file to open up (takes a minute or so), and save it to your desktop.

There’s your sure thing.

THEN—take a crack at winning your own copy of ReSew, and stitch up something special for yourself! Tops, bottoms, dresses, purses, scarves, and more—20 step-by-step projects include simply-sewn clothing, accessories, and home accents, all refashioned from thrift-store salvaged items.

With ReSew, you can do things like:

* turn a common sweatshirt into a sexy, sleeveless V-neck tank
* transform men’s dress pants into an elegant “cuffed” skirt
* create a cozy, colorful scarf out of a shrunken wool sweater
* turn a brightly colored cotton sweater into a child’s elephant cuddle cushion
Just leave a comment about this post for your chance to win. Please make sure to leave your email address along with your comment. My boys and I will find a weird way to choose a random winner. Just one entry per person, please. The giveaway will close at 8 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, February 20th. Thanks in advance for entering, and good luck!

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. Jack and Charlie chose TWO winners at random in a weird way, as promised. I will post about the winners and the weird way on Monday afternoon!

And, If you want to learn more about ReSewhere's a little two-minute video about it. Or you can see it here on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by. As a mom to two rowdy, noisy, creative, hilarious, opinionated, and downright untidy boys, there’s one thing I try to remember to do every day, without fail. And that is to slow down, take a moment, and celebrate my boys.

They are so very worth the mess.

431 thoughts on “Celebrate the BOY with a giveaway (and a special project for your little guy!)”

  1. Tell your lil’ boys I think they’re super manly and cool and they should pick me because I’m cool like that and love Bat/Spider/Superman, baseball, rugby, my favorite color is blue and I hate baths! ;))
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. I love what you wrote about your boys. I have two boys too. Will remeber what you wrote about them being so worth the mess. Thanks!
    And please sign me up for the giveaway.


  3. This is perfect. I love thrifting and then I get them home and don’t know what to do. YAY, perfect.


  4. Ew, ew, ew pick me, pick me! I just hit the trift store for the first time yesterday in search of projects. Can’t wait to get my little man off to bed so I can sew, sew, sew.


  5. I love thrift store shopping, and hate to find something in a great fabric and find that it doesn’t fit. Hence, I LOVE to refashion. It allows me to use the fabric I love, and make it into something I will wear/use.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com


  6. Looks like a great book! I’m sure my son would love to reuse it to make toilet paper! (Kidding! I’d love to read it!)
    Ok, enough with the !!
    stkavdiel @ gmail . com


  7. How great! I started sewing recently because I was so inspired by all the thrift refashions I’ve been seeing on blogs lately. I would love this book! susiefishleder(at)gmail(dot)com


  8. Fun projects! I love to remake thrift finds too! Your boys are the cutest little models. The big butt pic was hilarious! Thanks for the chance to win.


  9. Wow! what a great giveaways! I am so glad that celebrate the boy directed me to your site – your ideas are inspiring! thanks for the chance to win your book! LisaSC20(at)aol(dot)com


  10. I would love a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Thanks also for the pattern for the hat, scarf and mittens. Now I need to go to the thrift store and find some sweaters.


  11. Oh I would LOVE this book! I’ve made cloth diapers out of recycled fabric but I still have a HUGE stash of old tshirts and pants I’d love to recreate into something “new”.
    girlofgrace139 (at) yahoo (dot) com


  12. How fun! I use thrift store wool sweaters to repurpose into cloth diaper covers, but that’s all I’ve got in my re-purpose sewing arsenal. Crossing my fingers that I win! Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    missyreinhart @ gmail . com


  13. The video introduction of your book sure does pique my interest in making ALL the projects! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love to shop Thrift stores to find fabric for quilts. I enjoy recycling the clothes I find.


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