Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nancy Drew Is A Clue, Me, and Giveaways!

This hop has been a long time coming and now here it is...
Whoohoo! It's Nancy Drew!
Thanks, Madame Samm, for letting me be the cheerleader for this sleuthy hop.
(I know! "Sleuthy" isn't a word, but it should be!)

My friend's daughter, Rachel, is a HUGE Nancy Drew fan, so this
gave me lots of incentive to get creative just for her.

I just knew that Rachel would need a warm little quilt
to bundle up in while reading her Nancy Drew books.
I added a little fun to the quilt by embroidering
"Rachel did it" in the middle of my paper pieced magnifying glass
 that I found over at Sew Hooked (it was free!) Just so you know, 
the bloody spots are not from the pricks in my fingers while embroidering.
Full view of Rachel's quilt

And, here's a few books that will be wrapped up in Rachel's
little package of Nancy Drew fun.

A little ruffly apron for Rachel to wear while mixing up some of the 
Nancy Drew cookbook's recipes. Oh boy, I love that ruffler tool!
My daughter was the model for this frilly apron, but she 
wasn't willing to have me show all of her--she's really sweet AND 
cute, so it's your loss not to get to see ALL of her. 
Yes, there is a cookbook for Rachel, too!

Though I'm not a great cook, I followed a pattern (yes, I did!)
and made this little apron just for me. It's reversible (so I can flip it over
when I make a disgusting mess of it) and it has two pockets.
It's Mary Mulari's Church Ladies' Apron Pattern.

I was certain that Rachel would need a little sewing/sleuth kit to 
help her solve the mysteries of the world (or a tear in her skirt), 
so I made a kit (without a pattern) just for her. 
Here it is all rolled up and hiding what's inside.
Once it is unrolled, there's pockets and places filled with
thread, needles, safety pins, a notepad with an "R", a magnifying glass,
 a purple pen, some scissors, and a built-in pincushion.

If you look close you can see the pincushion

Now that you've seen my Nancy Drew creations, go enter my giveaway
that will last all week with clues every day and lots of chances to win.
See if you are sleuthy enough to find the answers to the clues I've left you.

Click HERE to go to Clue #1 in my giveaway and see the
list of today's Nancy Drew Is A Clue blog hoppers.

Click HERE for Sew We Quilt's great giveaways!

Click HERE to go visit Jenn at Nancy Drew Sleuth's blog
for her giveaway and interesting facts about Nancy Drew. She
will be showing us a quilt her mom made her...so cool!
Thanks, Jenn for joining the fun!

Be sure to check out Madame Samm's Pinterest page to see all the
projects in one place.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all these
wonderful Nancy Drew Sleuths during the hop!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 

Clue #1
Can you find it?
This can be found somewhere among today's Nancy Drew Blog Hop
(the list can be found below)

Follow the CLUES and answer correctly to be a part
of my giveaway. Are you sleuthy enough to play along?

Here's the rules:
  • If you solve the mystery of where to find Clue #1, leave a comment saying, "I found it!" Really, that's all you have to do.
  • There will be 8 clues during this hop, which means there are 8 chances for you to win if you leave your answer on EACH DAY of my clue posts. (Only one comment per day, per clue post, please.)
  • On the last day of the hop, March 15th at 6 p.m. PST, I'll put ALL the comments from ALL of the 8 clues in a big bowl and draw one name who will be the winner of my MYSTERY GIVEAWAY.
  • I will mail the mystery giveaway prize anywhere.
P.S. It's just a game so I won't be offended if you don't play,
but be sure to visit all the blogs who are posting their
Nancy Drew projects...you won't want to miss
even one of them because they are so amazing!

Nancy Drew Blog Hoppers:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 

Be sure to check out Madame Samm's Pinterest page 
to see all the projects in one place. Plus, go to
for the great giveaways!


Amy said...

My Carol, you have been busy. All your projects are just fabulous! I am in awe. Love them all!

Judy B said...

What a lucky girl to get all your Nancy Drew lovelies! Thank you for sharing and being the cheerleader for this fun hop.

Catherine said...

All your projects are fantastic!

Ale jc said...

are you kidding me....no really are you kidding me...? I don't have enough time to do better than you did ..DARN IT ALL lol YOU WIN ....lol now seriously Carol Rachel's quilt is what is the word ....;Frigging awesome" Forget Rachel, send it to me....I will take on the name Rachel and cuddle under it myself lol You have been around Forensic too long by the way...blood lol ...
And can we talk about the rest of your creations...NO !!!!I just can't muster enough words to describe what you did... YOU WIN lol

Jenn Fisher said...

I love your goodies! We've been working on a sleuth kit similar in that it folds up and I like your angled slots. The ruffled apron is so neat as is the reversible. The quilt with the magnifying glass block is clever. Thanks for including me in the Blog Hop :)


Britt-Inger said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely projects . They are sew cute and even if I haven´t heard about Nancy Drew until this blog hop, I have loved and enjoyed every blogs.
I am from Sweden and I haven´t seen any translations of the books so far as I could remember.

Theresa said...

Fantastic! it's impossible to choose a favourite but I do love your little sewing kit very much. What a lucky young lady Rachel is to have all of this handmade loveliness for her birthday gift.

Judith said...

OH WOW Carol! You have been busy. I love your projects. Just fantastic...Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Sowing Stitches said...

Rachel is blessed with such delightful projects! :) I love the sewing kit!

Studio V said...

Amazing!!! It's all amazing!!!

Quilt Doodle Designs said...

Your post is wonderful! I love the ruffle apron and all of the other projects that you got done! Wow! An amazing job! Thank you for sharing :)

Thearica said...

Love your projects!! I don't know which one is my favorite so I will say they ALL are!

Jeanie said...

Oh my.... so many great projects! I'm not going to want to show my ONE little project! Love your "bloody" area! Gosh, thanks so much for sharing these amazing creations!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh!!!!!! you outdid yourself Carol...wonderful projects. She is going to love her gifts!!

Patty said...

fantastic projects - i love the sewing kit but the aprons are to 'die' for!

Judy Cooper Textile Artist said...

Madame Samm said it all!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love hwat you made! Don't even know where to start but Rachel is one lucky young lady!

Tammy said...

What super duper projects you have made for the hop. Great job. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Needled Mom said...

Rachel is one lucky gal. I love all of your projects. Thanks for hosting this fun event.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Once again, you knocked it over the fence and out of the parking lot! WOW!!

apple blossom said...

what a fun blog hop... thanks for all the giveaways

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

what a fun blog hop... thanks for all the giveaways

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

found the clue thanks I hop this is where you post found it.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Carol!!! I have no idea where to start other than saying, cal me "Rachel" What a lucky lady to receive this quilt. It is wonderful. LOVE the blood does that make me gross? The apron, all the ruffles, way to cute and yes I bet your daughter is darling. Books, a sewing kit, wow, the list goes on and on. You are making this hop so much fun! Thank you for all your hard work and all your amazing projects. I am blown away!

Patty said...

I am in awe of all the projects you have made. I didn't know there was a cookbook!!And I love the apron. Wonderful job.

Sharon Dawn said...

Your creative projects turned out wonderfully! Such fun ideas for a really fabulous fabric line!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Wow Carol you made some wonderful things. You'll be ready for that ruffle hop in the future, won't you? Everything is just great.

sandra said...

Carol, how fabulous all your projects are . I know one little girl who will just be over the moon with all of the cute things you made. I loved both of the aprons too adorable and everyone would love to snuggle under that quilt.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Wow great projects!

Frederika said...

So much fine tings you made.

vicki said...

I found it! I love your projects. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Found it.

The little apron is very cute. And just for the record, it wasn't me! :)

The Slow Quilter said...

I FOUND IT? Oh Yah, your quilt for Rachel is great along with the sewing kit and appron. You appron is to cook for, send it to me. Thanks for the clues and giveaway.

Gmama Jane said...

I'm in a hurry but will come back to play detective. You out did yourself in wonderful projects!! You are a Great head Cheerleader
Gmama Jane

Quiltsmiles said...

I found it! Jane

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Awesome projects, the bloody quilt, the ruffles, the sewing kit, oh my! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

I found it!

Bobbie said...

"yikes!" what great projects! everything is over the top!

JuliaP said...

Love your projects! Really love the quilt, truly unique.

Quilter Kathy said...

What fun and creative projects you made...so wonderful!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Carol your quilt is simply beautiful! And since I'm a sucker for aprons - oh my goodness. The ruffly one is wonderful but since it would probably look much better on a skinny young thing it's the church ladies apron that really catches my eye. :) blessings, marlene

Julie in WA said...

I love the quilt! You are so creative with the magnifying glass and the 'who did it' detail!!!

Corrie said...

Wow Carol! Super projects. That's some sewing kit. Maybe I should be nicer to my kids' friends :). Very fun.

BizyStitches said...

You really had a lot of projects and loved them all. The fabric is so nice and bright.

Joy said...

WOW!! you are amazing all the stuff you accomplished. I love everyone of the things you made.. what a lucky person Rachel is.

Marcy said...

I found it. Besides that, you went over the edge for this hop.

Vickie said...

"Sew" many fabolus yes, that's right fabolus things you made. Aren't you just a creative sluether !

Linda said...

What a great job you're doing! You did an awesome job on your project, too1

Mara said...

Rachel is one lucky sleuth, she will just love all of the gifts you made for her, I am also liking the apron you made, I just love it when you can reverse things.

LJ said...

Not only do you organize a marvelous hop but you throw yourself into the projects! I loved the drops of blood on the quilt! :) Everything you made is great though my favorite is the ruffled apron - just so cute!

SpartanBabe said...

Yay Carol! Busy lady :o) I found the clue!!!

Cindy said...

Nancy Drew cookbook? I never knew and now I want one! :)
So many great projects, Carol.

Jenny said...

such fun projects! I love the details----the magnifying glass with it's special personal touch is so cute.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Absolutely fantastic!! Each and every project of yours!! Thanks for setting up this wicked cool blog hop :)


Debby said...

Oh, wow! Did you ever get carried away with all that fabric. You will make one girl very happy with all those fantastic Nancy Drew things. And to embroider her name in that magnifying glass? Who would have thunk? Thanks for great pics of your projects!

Theresa said...

Fabulous projects as usual! I especially love the ruffly apron!! Cute!

Karrie said...

Rachel is a lucky girl! Your projects are so lovely!!! They turned out great :)

Karrie said...

I found it ;)

Tricia said...

I found it!! I'm loving all the wonderful projects and I really fell in love with the Church Ladies apron and now I'm thinking I want to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing all your great projects.


Karrie said...

I found it! (I think I commented on Day1 before this post on accident)