A ‘Love’ly Coat and a Giveaway!

What a week! This week has been CRAZY emotional for me over our adopted dog, who we decided is wonderful, but too much for our family and is going to find a new home, and a sick husband. AHHHH! Anyway, on to the story at hand. Oh, and a cool giveaway!!DearMyKidsCoat-main-I'mFeelin'Crafty

This week’s challenge on Project Run and Play was to make something inspired by Valentine’s Day. Hmmmm… Of course hearts comes to mind first, but hearts aren’t always very boy-ish…. Even so, I decided it would be something with a heart, but an anatomically correct heart. And I wanted it over the kiddos heart. Then I saw an outfit in the blogosphere somewhere, in passing through websites, of a little punk rock kid in red and black plaid. That’s when I remembered my Dear My Kids coat pattern that I’ve had for 2 years and never made!

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And of course, after purchasing it 2 years ago, I couldn’t find it when I needed it! So I started chatting with Karen, the owner and designer of the Dear My Kids shop, and we came up with a great idea! A Giveaway for you!! Three lucky readers gets to choose the pattern of their choice from her shop! Yea!

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The pattern is great! Extremely fantastic instructions and illustrations to get you through it. A couple of times I was like, I’m going to do it my way, but then last minute decided to do it how the directions told me to. I was always (it only happened twice) glad I did it the pattern way. She knows what she’s talking about!

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I loved the Unisex Pea Coat! I was excited to make a nice looking coat for the kiddo. Since we live in the rain, most of our coats are rain coats, not pretty coats! I think this might be the first coat I’ve made.

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I was able to use my red and black plaid as the lining and the anatomically correct heart as a pocket. And in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I added the ‘I’ and the ‘you’ to make ‘I heart you!’ You know, just in case he’s walking down the street one day and forgets that someone loves him. He can just check out his pocket and remember that Momma loves him!

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Sometimes when I’m designing the kiddo’s clothes it’s easy to forget to add those nice little details that take it to the next level. But this one was different. From the pattern I was able to add some of these extras details, like for interest, I love the little strap and button on the sleeve!

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I didn’t get my project photographed and blogged about in time for the ‘competition’ side of Project Run and Play. This might sound like a dog ate my homework line, but he didn’t. (well, he did actually start… see the missing part of thepattern?) He actually ate my pin cushion! Seriously! He shredded my pincushion and spread the pins and saw dust all over the downstairs. And unfortunately, he swallowed one. He’s at the vet now recovering from stomach surgery! Poor thing. The vet looked at me and said, ‘Momma, that’s a lot of pins.’ Well, yeah, I sew… How was I to know he’d stand up on my workspace and eat a pin cushion??? Anyway….

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That’s the bad news… The GOOD news….

It’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!  Like I said, three lucky readers will have the chance to pick their favorite pattern from the Dear My Kids etsy shop!

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Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1) Head to The Dear My Kids shop  and tell us which pattern is your FAVORITE ! Leave one comment. (one entry)

2) Add Dear My Kids to your etsy favorites. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook. Leave one comment. (one entry)

4) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty.  Leave one comment. (one entry)

5) Share the Giveaway on your blog/pinterest/twitter. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Moday, February 11th at 11:59 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

Update: The Giveaway is now closed! Thank you!

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