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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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….


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!


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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  1. I love the Unisex Pea Coat! In fact I’d like one for me!!

  2. I subscribe to feelincrafty!

  3. Several cute patterns but I think the pea coat is my favorite.

  4. How cute! I really like the heart pocket!

  5. I’m a fan on Facebook.

  6. I subscribe to Feelings Crafty.

  7. Amy in UK says:

    I love teh Vintage Swing jacket – beautiful!!!

  8. Amy in UK says:

    Yay – I have favourited her shop – I am amyinuk. Your jacket turned out amazing and I love the I heart you pocket!

  9. Elisabetta says:

    thank you so much for this lovely giveaway!
    my favorite pattern is Stylish kids double breasted coat

  10. Elisabetta says:

    I favorited Dear My Kids on my Etsy page too

  11. Elisabetta says:

    I already follow you via e-mail newsletter

  12. Elisabetta says:

    I already liked you on FB too

  13. Elisabetta says:

    here is my tweet:

  14. The one that jumped out at me was the “stylish double breasted coat”. My oldest is 6, so I would have to make it soon! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Love the stylish kids coat

  16. I added dmk to my Etsy favourites

  17. I follow you via email subscription

  18. Tweetedhttps://mobile.twitter.com/thecraftinfiend/status/297545324694745088

  19. I now follow youon facebook

  20. Seriously? Choose ONE favorite pattern? Those are all so stinkin’ adorable! I choose the reversible tunic. I’m pretty sure my 2 year old niece needs me to make her one!

  21. I liked you on FB!

  22. I added DMK as a favorite on Etsy.

  23. I am subscribed to you!

  24. Lubna Bazzy says:

    I LOVE the unisex hoodie jacket, so cute!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  25. Lubna Bazzy says:

    I added DEAR MY KIDS to my etsy favorite! Everything is adorable!!

  26. I love the chic vintage swing style jacket

  27. Thanks for the chance!!
    I love the coat and jaquet patterns, and hoddie vest too. Lovely

  28. I’ve already have dear my kids into my etsy’s favourites.
    Their patterns are awsome!!!

  29. I’m a reader of your blog, congratullations it’s fantastic and now you have a new fan on facebook 😉

  30. Staci torgerson says:

    I love the Wave Ruffle Sundress and have just gotten my sewing machine back out from about a year in hibernation. I’m now teaching my 6 & 8 yr old daughters and they’d love to be able to sew their very own dresses. Awesome giveaway!

  31. Staci torgerson says:

    I added Dear My Kids as a Fav on Etsy.

  32. Staci torgerson says:

    I already follow you on FB.

  33. Staci torgerson says:

    I’m already a fan of Feelin’ Crafty also

  34. Staci torgerson says:
  35. Love the little red riding hood trench. So cute!

  36. Dear My Kids is an Etsy favorite (for sure)

  37. I already subscribe to your feed through reader 🙂

  38. Seriously this jacket came out so cute. I love the anatomically correct heart. Just perfect for a boy.

  39. I love the vintage swing jacket.

    Your jacket turned out great – looks like a great addition to the winter wardrobe!

  40. Great Valentine’s idea for boys. The heart on the pocket is perfect! Great coat colors too.

  41. How on earth do you pick just one? If pushed, I’d say the Little Red Riding Hood Trench. Too cute for words.

  42. MDK added as an Etsy Favourite.

  43. I’m a fan on FB.

  44. I already subscribe via Google Reader!

  45. I follow Feelin’ Crafty on facebook!

  46. I subscribe to the Feelin’ Crafty newsletter!

  47. so many good ones! i think my fave is the unisex relaxed beach shirt. thanks.

  48. i added dmkeasywear to my favorites on easy.

  49. i subscribed to feelin’ crafty. so many great ideas here=thanks!

  50. The unisex trendy peacoat is my fave because it seems so versatile!

  51. I added dmkeasywear to my favorites on etsy

  52. I subscribe to feelin’ crafty

  53. Saw the warm hoodie vest on the dear my children shop with the toy hanging in the hood just like my daughter would do – so definitely my favourite would be the warm hoodie vest

  54. I love the pea coat and the hoodie jacket! I’ve been searching for weeks for a good coat pattern for my son and I think I just found a winner 🙂

  55. Added Dear my Kids to my Etsy favorites.

  56. Subscribed to Feelin’ Ccrafty

  57. Liked Feelin’ Crafty on FB.

  58. Shared the giveaway on Pinterest.

  59. Subscribed to feelincrafty also – identified with not blogging in time for the competition part of project run and play this week!

  60. I subscribe!

  61. I love the pea coat and hooded jacket!

  62. Added to my faves!

  63. I Love the lovely ribbon jacket!

  64. I favorited on Etsy.

  65. I subscribed.

  66. I tweeted.

  67. Liked on FB.

  68. I like the warm hoodie jacket!

  69. I am a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on facebook.

  70. DMK has been in my etsy favorites for at least two years 🙂 I have sewn two of her patterns 🙂

  71. I am a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on facebook.

  72. I have added Dear My Kids to your etsy favorites

  73. Love that pea coat!

  74. I love the pea coat and cowlneck pullover. I recently found out about that shop and can’t wait to buy some patterns from it! 😀

  75. Dear my kids added to favorites!

  76. I like Feeling Crafty on facebook! 😀

  77. I’m a facebook fan of Feelin’ Crafty

  78. I’m following you via google reader 🙂

  79. A ‘Love’ly Coat and a Giveaway! wp.me/pArCp-1je via @wordpressdotcom— FiberOfAllSorts (@FiberOfAllSorts) February 6, 2013

  80. libbyhunt says:

    If I can only pick one (so hard!), I’d pick the Double-Breasted Coat. Or maybe the Little Red Riding Hood coat. thanks for the chance!

  81. libbyhunt says:

    favor tied the shop on etsy (libbyhunt)

  82. libbyhunt says:

    FC FB fan

  83. libbyhunt says:

  84. libbyhunt says:

    subscribed in google reader

  85. My favourite is the unisex warm hoodie jacket pattern!

  86. I have added Dear My Kids to my etsy favourites.

  87. I am a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.

  88. I have subscribed to Feelin’ Crafty

  89. I have shared this giveaway on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/232216924508192409/

  90. The Ribbon coat is just perfect for all the little nieces I have around the country. But then again the Hoodie jacket can be made with winter fabric or lighter spring fabric. Oh decisions, decisions, decisions . . . . .


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