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While the Cat’s Away Day 6: Garment District

Filed under Cat's Away... 2013, Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale

Hey, it’s Day 6 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Garment District.

I took my cue from the New! Garment District Papers for a Vintage Sewing-Themed Giveaway (and BIG Vintage Sewing Theme Sale!) And Teri Calia also took that vintage sewing cue for her adorable Sewing Notes Book!

Teri started with the cute, little Mini Book – Tag, then mixed in a fair amount of black, along with the pinks and blue/greys (and it may be hard to see, but also some of the Metallic Distress Paints for an antique gilded look — applied through the Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil for a quick way to add texture).

This new paper collection has beautiful french ads and ephemera, mixed with dress forms, shoes and hats, and pinks roses scattered throughout.

And since the new papers have a bit of a steampunk style, I’ve included the New and On Sale! Steampunk Metal Stick Pins in the Giveaway, too!

See Teri’s full Supply List. And/or view more photos in the Gallery.

Today’s Giveaway includes ALL of the New and On Sale! Garment District Paper Collection (12 x 12s and the 6×6 pad), EVERYTHING in Teri’s Supply List (including the Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil and Set of 3 Metallic Distress Paints), plus a big bunch of coordinating sewing-themed elements (so scroll down to see another photo and learn how to enter the contest).


Hooray! A Vintage Sewing Giveaway! In addition to everything on Teri’s Supply List (and the 12 x 12 Garment District papers), I’ve added a tons of goodies (all On Sale!), including:
Pear-Shaped Pearl Stick Pins
Acrylic Flower Mix – 1930s Housedress
Tiny Wire Clothes Hangers
2×2 Colored Envelopes (Red & Pink)
Modern Romance Mini Floral Bags
Kraft Gift Bags with Seals – Newsprint
Sweetly Sewing Collage Sheet
Buy Our Thread Collage Sheet
Steampunk Metal Stick Pins
Mini Wooden Clothespins
Resin Button Set
Victorian Cameo Buttons

And so many ribbons, they have their own photo, below:
Marie Fiber Set
Tan Measuring Tape Twill Tape
Yellow Measuring Tape Twill
Fire Engine Red Tape Measure Trim
Mint Seam Binding

Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Vintage Sewing Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on THIS blog post TODAY (December 31, 2013) by midnight (PST… that’s West Coast so you Easterners have extra time).

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 7 (the final day!) of the Sales & Giveaways!

Hey, who won yesterday’s Giveaway? That would be Jeanne Draachreider!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/2/14) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 6! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 31st, 2013

133 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 6: Garment District”

  1. Jill Noblitt says:

    This is my favorite so far! I’d love to win 🙂

  2. Virginia Smith says:

    I love this kit. It brings to mind “pawing” though the drawers of my great-aunts sewing machine table looking for old pieces of lace and ribbon.

  3. I was in the fashion business and this is my turn to win this giveaway!

  4. Liane Ceglar says:

    oooooh….love this Kit…reminds me of my OMA…who used to sew all our clothing when we were children.

  5. Penny Shukan says:

    This is a fabulous collection of goodies and I would soooo like to play with it!

  6. Anna says:

    Love this set!!

  7. Carolyn Summers says:

    Great selection of prizes. I love what you have collected and included in this kit and would be honored to be a winner.

  8. Arminta says:

    I’ve been sewing since I was a child and this brings back memories. Thank you for all the giveaways.

  9. OMGoodness another fabulous giveaway, each one is more wonderful! Please add my name and thank you for this opportunity! Have a safe, creative, healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!
    Hugs and many blessings…
    Bobbi Ann Cook

  10. Judy Ross says:

    Love this! Thanks, for the chance to enter!

  11. Lucy Bonetti says:

    I love the vintage sewing supplies especially the measuring tape!

  12. Karen Osborn says:

    This kit is awesome! Have had a rough time lately and the contents of this kit remind me of some great times! Thanks for reviving those memories.

  13. Karen Douglass says:

    oooo, love this. I have been sewing for over 50 yrs. and love all things sewing related.

  14. Kay Wilkinson says:

    Such a beautiful collection!

  15. coco says:

    WOW!! Fabulous giveaway!!!! Please, me, me…!! Happy New Year’s Eve… Coco x

  16. April James says:

    Sorry I missed the Alice giveaway, but this one has plenty of wonderful things, especially the Steampunk metal stick pins!

  17. Heather C. says:

    This is so pretty and girly!

  18. ok now this one is totally awesome!
    As a sewist this is the bomb (as per my kids!).
    oooooo pick me!!!

  19. Jenifer Talbott says:

    May old acquaintance be forgot…and get on with a HAPPY new year!!!

  20. Mary Toriello says:

    Love sewing notions and pretty fabric so this is perfect

  21. Kathleen Jones says:

    Happy New Year! Love the roses.

  22. Connie L. says:

    I’d love to win this gorgeous giveaway!

  23. susan harkness williamsSusan Harkness Williams says:

    Ooooh. I love this one.

  24. Willow lighthall says:

    Love this kit, always wanted to incorporate sewing in a piece. My grandmother was a beautiful quilter.

  25. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh oh oh , that is lovely and will go with so many other things that I have but have never used.

  26. Diane Douglas says:

    Vintage just luv it. Beautiful collection off products. Endless ideas running through my head. Thanks for another great chance to win.

    Take care,

  27. This is really cute too, all the giveaways have been a feast to the eyes!

  28. toy says:

    Sewing oohh yes, sewing love that. Happy New Year.

  29. Nancy Jo Brown says:

    You have really outdone yourselves with this. just lovely.

  30. Debbie Peysen says:

    I do not sew but I love this kit. Thanks

  31. Amanda Miller says:

    So pretty!!

  32. Marilyn H says:

    Love the Sewing Notes book!

  33. Holly Day says:

    What a fun collection of stuff! Happy New Year!

  34. Kathy Hou says:

    Lovely stuff!!

  35. Roberta Miller says:

    This gift looks like sew much fun!!! I have sisters I want to make cards for that sew so this would be such a great jumping off starter if won. thanks for the opportunity!!

  36. Dana Chester says:

    Fabulous! Now I know what to do with some of my supplies that feature these motifs…

  37. Rima St.John says:

    What a sweet notebook Teri created, filled with grandma’s nostalgia….am loving this. Again, a lovely give-a-way…thanks for the opportunity of winning this one.

  38. MargieD says:

    Another amazing collection for today’s giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year! Margie

  39. Terri Barnard says:

    What an adorable book! This would be a great gift to myself!

  40. Karen Crowder says:

    I’d “sew” much like to win!

  41. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  42. Daylan says:

    Thank you for all of these great opportunities! This is most fun!

  43. Tanya says:

    Great giveaway! Happy New Year!

  44. Emily N. says:

    I’m a sewer and would love to win this!

  45. KIM says:

    I would sew like to win .
    Thanks for the try

  46. Diana Kelly says:

    I would love to win this collection. You have a way for picking out the best collections. Thank you for the chance to win.

  47. Blair Lowery says:

    I keep hoping and trying, yes another wonderful set ?

  48. Lana says:

    love the garment district collection…please enter me to win this delightful collection.

  49. Sandy Holva says:

    Just Fabulous!

  50. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love vintage!!?

  51. BEth Williams says:

    Beautiful! I love all kinds of vintage sewing ephemera-this is the mother lode. Thank you for a chance to win. Wishing you and yours a Happy,safe, and blessed New Year!

  52. Marge McInerny says:

    I love to sew and I love this cute package.

  53. Ginger Benedict says:

    Can I just say OHHH and Ahhh? Awesome giveaway. Vintage and sewing, who could ask for anything more! Happy New Years.

  54. like this set sew much (ahem :-))!

  55. kathy cabble says:

    This is just too cool. Please let me win,

  56. Monster Alice says:

    Mmmmmm – I would love to get this kit!

  57. K Kormos says:

    Such wonderful giveaways and products!!!! Would love to win their kit 🙂

  58. Kim Lucak says:

    I love vintage and antiques, would have fun with this kit with our girls 🙂

  59. Paula says:

    Reminds me of my childhood, when my mother taught me to sew.

  60. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Goodness, where does one start. I love the resin buttons, the yard stick ribbon, and on and on and on. I could really make some FUN with this kit.

  61. Renee Zarate says:

    This is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win something.

  62. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway! Can hardly wait for your store to reopen, so some of these items can be purchased. Happy New Year!!

  63. angelic says:

    Another beautiful kit. I love the miniature hangers. Have a happy new year!

  64. Celeste beck says:

    I used to teach textiles. I need to win.

  65. Linda Nielsen says:

    Love this site. Love the giveaway. Hope to win!

  66. Vickie says:

    I find something new each time I peruse the Sewing section! Always so much fun!

  67. Sheila A says:

    So many of us wishing to win this give-away. I’m still wishing….I grew up sewing!

  68. All of your merch is fabu! Love all the samples.

  69. Michele biondolillo says:

    I just can’t wait to start crafting in the New Year!

  70. Sherry Sidner says:

    Please enter me into your giveaway! Such fabulous items, I love sewing themes and yours look like such treasures.

    Happy New Year! Sherry Sidner

  71. Tabitha Klucking says:

    That is so adorable!

  72. shartl says:

    Oooh, love vintage sewing themes and would love to win this! Happy New Year to you!

  73. Sharon Barbera says:

    This is Stunning!!!! Would love love to win.

  74. I love this stuff!!! AWESOME <3

  75. Alice Eads says:

    Ohhh, I love sewing on paper, and sewing-related papers!!
    Happy 2014 to everyone at AlphaStamps!

  76. April Dudko says:

    I just love vintage sewing images, this would be so fun to work with!

  77. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    Love the stick pins and ribbon in this giveaway!

  78. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love the little clothes hangers. I would love to make some little paper dresses to hang on them.

  79. Carol kinsley says:

    I’d love to win this and today is my birthday. Maybe I’ll be the lucky one

  80. Terry McMullen says:

    Love the vintage sewing goodies!! I have a vintage sewing room and would LOVE to win this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  81. Jen R says:

    Lovely! I could make so many things with this kit.

  82. Traci says:

    I love this paper line I would love to win it.

  83. Connie Minnich says:

    I craft a lot of sewing related items when not actually cutting silhouettes of sewers, quilters, quilts and stuff. I have so many buttons and ribbons my daughter has said many times I should not buy any more. So you see – I really need to ‘win’ your giveaway. What a splendid way to start the new year! Thanks for putting together such an awesome selection! and have a Happy New Year!

  84. June Sample Josefiak says:

    Love to embellish for myself and others. Iam the original Victorian Girl

  85. Michelle B. says:

    The “away” cat is SO on a roll !!! Viva “La Vintaj”.

  86. joy says:

    Love this giveaway package! Sorry I missed the other days; I was away and unable to retrieve my e-mails.

    Happy 2014!

  87. Peg Adams says:

    Can’t repeat it enough, love the giveaway package. So much beautiful stuff to play with. Thanks to “kitty” for giving us a chance to win these lovelys. Many wishes for a happy & successful New Year!

  88. Maria says:

    How ironic it would be to win. I sew only under duress.

  89. michele s says:

    today’s theme is very cool and very different. and all the bits to it are wonderful and would be such fun to create with. thanks again for all these wonderful giveaway sets! xo

  90. Kathi Schafffer says:

    Another gorgeous collection! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  91. Lynn says:

    Love the vintage look to this set! You know, if you keep up offering these wonderful ideas and products, I’ll have to live to 150 to finish the projects. Just keep that carrot dangling in front of us! Happy New Year!

  92. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    A wonderfully nostalgic collection — so pretty!

  93. Jo says:

    Love the sewing pieces!
    Happy New Year, everyone!

  94. Diane says:

    another great collection of goodies!

  95. Ronda Liebert says:

    I’ve been wanting to do a minibook on sewing and fashion… would love to use these goodies.

  96. Rae Higgins says:

    Love it!!!

  97. Jennie says:

    Ohhh! This little seamstress is IN LOVE with this set! ::Crossing Fingers::

  98. Crystal says:

    Happy New Year to the mouse, and the cats as well!

  99. Catherine Warner says:

    I love you site and you are first o my shopping list. Thank you

  100. sheila AR says:

    Pretty, pretty…and I sew so much better with glue LOL

  101. Robin says:

    Love this, this is me to the tee, totally love fashion!

  102. trish tokar says:

    this is adorable. hope i win, i need a pick – me – up after being sick for the entire holiday!!!!

  103. Dorthe says:

    So many wonderful papers and little pieces, Kristin- what a gorgeous collection.
    xo, Dorthe

  104. taradid says:

    I just got a sewing machine for Christmas, so this would go purr-fectly with my new teal, Hello Kitty Janome. It does sew paper, too!!

  105. karine says:

    Oh my goodness! This would go a long in my New Years’ resolution to make more time for creativity!

  106. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    very lovely!!

  107. Marcia says:

    the garment district is on my bucket list what a great give away

  108. Carol Slowik says:

    Welcome to my world! Love it!

  109. Theresa Grdina says:

    This is another great giveaway!!! I am hoping that this one finds its way into my mailbox!!! 😉

  110. Laura says:

    Truly wonderful!
    I’d love to win, thank you for the chance!

  111. DebbieK says:

    Oh my gosh, what an awesome prize package. LOVE the vintage sewing items. Would love to win it. Thanks for that chance:)
    d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

  112. Luanne Shoup says:

    What a great idea for a theme!

  113. Janet Turner says:

    I would love to make button boxes with all those great pictures!

  114. the ribbon collection looks lovely

  115. Lyneen Jesse says:

    Wow the most amazing giveaways!!!!

  116. Kate says:

    I love the vintage sewing theme! What a gorgeous little mini! Great giveaway and Happy New Year!

  117. Diana Hargis says:

    Love this vintage sewing giveaway.I have been making sewing boxes out of old wooden cigar boxes and this would be a great way to finish them.

  118. Betty Ann says:

    This is a great kit to get. It will provide me with the supplies to create a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

  119. p boszko says:

    luv all this! thanks again for the opportunity to win!

  120. Cindy Fitch says:

    “Sew” Vintage, “Sew” Wonderful”. I would love to win this kit!

  121. Barbara says:

    My mother was an exceptionally talented sewer. These kit would provide some very fun elements for a memory book! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide.

  122. Carmen Willis says:

    I sewed for years and throughout my sewing years I collected vintage sewing notions and this giveaway would be perfect for keepsake project.

  123. Cool! I especially lie those stick pins.

  124. Sylvia L. says:

    These items would be great for Mother’s Day projects.

  125. angiesuez says:

    I sew want to win this!!!

  126. Lisa M says:

    Looking forward to another year of beautiful projects!

  127. Lou Anne says:

    I’m feeling lucky!

  128. Mary Mac says:

    This one may be my favorite of all thanks so much

  129. Lori Devoux says:

    I love this and could use every bit of it to make a photo book of my grandma who worked in the garment trade, in Los Angeles, back in the day. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!


    I would love to win this beautiful kit. Thanks for the opportunity!

  131. Maxine says:

    Still hoping!

  132. Theresa Goldman says:

    Another great one. Still in the running. And running and running. 🙂 Happy New Year.

  133. ratgirl says:

    I think I’m here in time! 🙂 Happy 2014!