Aug 30, 2010

A New Sampler, and a Winner!

Well folks, after an evening spent screen-printing, I am pleased to announce that the new sampler has arrived!   The new image, inspired by vintage cake decorations, is printed on 100% cotton with a cantaloupe colored textile ink, and comes with a stitch suggestion sheet.  Of course, feel free to go off the map and invent your own stitches.  I love an improviser.

It is literally hot of the presses this morning (and boy is it hot here in Chicago!)   The new samplers are freshly ironed and ready to go out to a mailbox near you.  It's so new that I haven't had a chance to stitch up the sample yet, but fear not!  A new  image of a work in progress will be coming your way this week.

 And now, we have a winner!  For posting an image of work in progress on the first sampler,  and having his/her sampler chosen at random S Hart 1 will receive a free copy of the new cake sampler.  Please send me your mailing address within 24 hours, S Hart 1!  Congratulations!

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed.  Stay tuned to the blog this week for more images and another giveaway.....and if you can't wait to try your luck, the samplers are now available on etsy.    Since next Monday is Labor Day, I'll be doing two mailings this week, on Tuesday and Thursday.


  1. These are fabulous - and so you Rebecca! I loved your story about the doll cake too and I agree, it's just not right to put the leg=less doll on there. I had a Holly Hobby birthday cake when i was 9 years old and got little plastic Holly Hobby and Strawberry Shortcake plastic figurines on top of a strawberry cake. A great memory :)

  2. Congratulations to the winner...I'm off to Etsy to order my own Cake Sampler. Thanks for the contest, Rebecca - it forced me to start the sampler (I've been overwhelmed by my Mom's illness - she's in very bad health.) Of course, I was immediately reminded that stitching is a balm for the soul.


  3. G O R G E O U S !!!! Can't wait to get mine ;-)

  4. yippy
    just went to your etsy and made my purchase.
    thanks for bringing me back to my "stitching days"

  5. Rebecca! These are so awesome. I would want to hang your printed sampler on the wall without embroidering it, it's so lovely.