Thursday, October 11, 2012

V and Co: im in another book...and giveaway :)


 welcome to all those of you who are new to my blog for this book blog hop!
i'm vanessa and this is my blog.
i am a mother to 4 vivacious noisemakers i call my children, three boys and a little girl. been married for 14 and half years to a pretty funny guy (but not as funny as i, but hey...it's okay) who also happens to be my best friend.
i like to sew and create things (with mainly fabric!) and i'm so happy and excited to be included in the second moda bake shop book: Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs
35 chefs this time. wowza!
 this time around there was a theme of pre-cuts and holidays.
this book seems like it's going to be such a fun addition to my collections of books to flip through and get inspired from and to create some wonderful projects for throughout the holiday!

in this book my project consists of a simple wreath and small christmas trees to add to the holiday fun. i like things simple but elegant in the main part of my home and i thought that this project would be something i would most def put up in my home. :) for some of you no sewers this will be a great project for you as i used hot glue and fabric to create both of these projects!

for my recipe i picked to share perfect cookies for santa! 

surely the noisemakers will love them as well! 


okay so here's a little about me:
(ahem from the questions given to me by moda)
1. What is your favorite holiday memory? 
i would have to say my favorite holiday memory would be when i was really little i can remember putting out cookies and milk for santa and waking up thinking "OH MY GOSH! HE WAS HERE!!!!! HE ATE SOME OF THE COOKIES!!!" i loved the excitement of that! and then when i had kids i get SO excited to see them get so excited that santa came that night and ate the cookies they helped make
i can almost still feel it in me just like when i was a kid when i watch my kids go through the amazement of santa coming to OUR house. :) love it. it will be sad when that's not there anymore but i look forward to seeing  again with my grandkids.


2.   Do you prefer to celebrate with cupcakes, cake pops, or just plain old cake?
CHOCOLATE cake. preferably made by someone else...

3. do you like the edge, or the middle part of the cake, or do you just not discriminate.
hmmm, most cakes...middle not a fan of birthday sheet cakes...but if it's said chocolate cake with awesome chocolate frosting and like chocolate chips in the frosting...then SIDE! :) i guess i'm sort of discriminatory of any cake but chocolate cake. as should most

4. Are you holding on to a particular fabric that you just can’t bring yourself to use
 yeah...my simply color by V and Co. (hey that's me!) because it's my first line ever...i am having a hard time cutting into the stash i have...just means i have to stock up with a lot more. :)

5.When you picture Oda May, what does she look like?

so yeah... Oda May i figure is pretty bad a__. 
and in her spare time...she's probably a ninja. but not any kind of ninja, a pink one. 
not many of those out there. 
no really try to find one, i dare you to try.
it's the highest accomplishment in ninja world. 
i would know as i may or may not be training to be one as well. 
you'll never know because we are not allowed to divulge any information on those kind of things. 
and now i've said too much.

 Oda May has a silly side as well. obviously she loves holidays and loves anything fabric so she's normally decked out for the holidays...and apparently very fond a her lavender cardigan. but dont mess with her. she's highly trained with her ninja skills and she has rotarty cutters on her at all times. consider yourself warned.

i hope to be this kind of awesome at her age.
 

OKAY!
Now for the giveaway! 

In order to win one free copy of Sweet Celebrations and a fat quarter stack of Moda fabrics:

1. leave a comment on this post telling me what moda line would you pick for your free fat quarter bundle?
make sure you leave your email address at the bottom of the comment.

2. leave me a second comment saying what color ninja you would be? would you just be a black ninja? or a pink ninja like oda may might be 
make sure you leave your contact email address at the bottom of your second comment as well. 


  The deadline to enter is October 14th.  The winner will be randomly selected from the comments below and contacted via email.  Only US participants will receive the actual book - winners with an address outside of the US will receive an e-book.
Make sure you visit all of the other blogs on the tour!  You can collect recipes at each spot, and enter in giveaways there as well.  Thanks so much for stopping!!
October 1 – StashBooks and Moda Cutting Table

October 2 – Melissa Mortenson and Melissa Corry
October 3 – Mary Lane Brown and Natalia Bonner 
October 4 – Lissa Alexander and Corey Yoder
October 5 – Jane Davidson and Angela Yosten
October 6 – Jo & Kelli Kramer and Stefanie Roman
October 8 – Angela Mitchell  and Ellie Roberts
October 9 – Katie Blakesley and Aneela Hoey
October 10 – Amy Smart and Angela Pingel
October 11 – Vanessa Christenson<---you are here!  and April Rosenthal
October 12 – Moda Bake Shop
October 14 - Readers have until midnight on the 14th to comment on all the blogs for the giveaways!
 October 19 - Winners announced on all the blogs!

okay now go quickly you only have three days from here to hit everyone up!!!

726 comments:

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The Rx quilter said...

Cherry Christmas...those clothes on the clothes line get me every time! Lisa in Texas

brooke said...

Hmmm, I think I would go with a Cherry Christmas FQ bundle.

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

brooke said...

I would be a turquoise and grey ninja...that would be fun!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Donna said...

I love the feel of all Moda fabric and I love Moda reds. Their reds are richer than anyone elses.

MoeWest said...

I would pick Give Thanks by Deb Strain.

MoeWest said...

How about an orange ninja!

Pat C said...

Love your comments about Oda May. I'd have to be a purple ninja.

Pat C said...

Love the combination of pastels and brights in simply color...

Diana said...

Love your Simply Color line!

Diana said...

I would definitely be a pink ninja, all the way!

Kathy said...

I think I would be a blue/green ninja!
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Kathy said...

But please don't make me decide my favorite fabric...I so love when someone else picks fabrics for me :)
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Mara said...

I have been wanting to get my hands on some Mama Said Sew fabric.

Mara said...

I think I would be a purple ninja! but I like your pink ninja, too.

Deanna said...

I would pick "SImply Color" of course!

jules said...

I would probably choose Vintage Modern.

jules said...

I would be a blue ninja. A nice bright cheery blue.

lenisann said...

What a great book! I would be a lime green ninja! I love green and it seems to carry a little more punch and fun.

lenisann said...

I would love the Tapestry line.

Laura Beech said...

How could I not pick Simply Color when you put such a gorgeous picture in your post? But seriously I love rainbow colors and your line is awesome!

Laura Beech said...

I'm going to have to pick a blue ninja but the color blue would change depending on my mood.

Judy1522 said...

My favorite Moda Fabric right now is Blitzen by BasicGrey.

Cindy said...

I love your Simply color line!

Cindy said...

I love the idea of being a pink ninja!

Anonymous said...

I love the coquette line, and I would be a red ninja it is my fave color.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Anything Kansas Trouble for me too, Although I would accept a bundle of Fig Tree too. I love the dark and rich colors they offer in their lines. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I cannot tell you what color Ninja I would be as I am already a Ninja. I do not want you to recognize me by my choice of apparel but be sure it is full of bling which are also lethal weapons in times of need. Oda May don't have a thing on me. I can do all those things she might do as well. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have Trail's End by Holly Taylor!
myzbarb at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd be the legendary Forest Ninja dressed all in greens!

lydiatorres said...

Love any Moda, in any color.
lydiapsc@gmail.com

lydiatorres said...

I would be a coral ninja that disappears into the setting sun.

Mary Ann said...

Any fabric line that you have designed! I love all Moda fabric.

Mary Ann said...

I think I would be an orange ninja! Throw in some black with that too!

Jane said...

Simply Color would be my choice!

Jane said...

...and I would be a blue ninja!

The Village Queen said...

Love the Morris Apprentice collection is gorgous, one of many, I love Moda fabrics.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Hey V!! I think it is silly you aren't on the cover of your own book! You totally are cover girl meterial!! Remember when you did a spot light on Katie's room in Utah and she had a little wooden temple on her dresser. Can you direct me to that page? Thanks!

Deanna said...

Favorite line.... geesh well your new line is nice and Marmalade would be yummy.

Deanna said...

A purple ninja. dark so it would hide stains...

Michelle said...

My favorite Moda line right now is Tapestry by Fig Tree Quilts. I'm using Breakfast at Tiffany's in my Farmer's Wife quilt and I would love to mix in some Tapestry!

Judith said...

Oh my, hard to pick! All are my favorite...Donatello...Judiht, Texas

Kara said...

Definitely Simply Color!

Kara said...

I would be a yellow ninja- so full of sunshine I'd blind anone who messed with me!

Liz G said...

I love your simply color line! It is so cute!

Liz G said...

Pretty sure I would be a purple ninja. No real reason, other than I'm loving purple lately.

Patty said...

I'd love to have Tapestry.

Patty said...

I'd have to be a green ninja cos it's my favorite color.

Painting 4 Him said...

I would pick Vintage Modern...love it!

Painting 4 Him said...

I would be aqua with a belt of red...can't get enough of those colors!

Luv-2-Quilt said...

My choice for fabric would be Simply Color of course , I love color... so i would also have to be a pink ninja.
Thanks for the recipe and a chance at the sweets; the book and fabric of course:)

Sandy D said...

I would pick Cinnamon Spice as my fat quarter bundle if I won.

Sandy D said...

I would be a red Ninja it is my new favorite color after seeing a lot of red quilts.

Linda said...

I love Tidepool Batiks! Not sure exactly what a ninja is, but I would be a purple one. ;)

Carol said...

There are so many to choose from -- one of my favorites is "Oh Deer" by MoMo.

Fran said...

I would choose your fabric line Simply Color - it is just so exquisitely beautiful (not just just saying that because it's yours, really!). Thanks for the great recipe & for the chance to win.

Fran said...

I would be a purple ninja - I love the photos of Oda May, sahe's hilarious. Thanks again.

frannyharrington (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen Seitz said...

I believe I would be a pink ninja like Oda May.
krseitz at earthlink dot net

Karen Seitz said...

I would love to win a fat quarter bundle of Sew Stitchy!
krseitz at earthlink dot net

Nanci said...

I'd be a blue ninja, and I would pick a Simply Color from your line, because I don't have anything like it.

AKing said...

Simply Color for me :)

audrajking AT google DOT com

AKing said...

I would be a deep plum ninja :)

audrajking AT google DOT com

Karen said...

I love so many Moda fabric lines. I don't think I could pick a favorite.

Karen said...

I would be a green ninja (earth friendly).

kris@thebigboat said...

I don't know what Moda line I'd choose, probably something in rich jewel tones, a batik likely.

kris@thebigboat said...

I'm training to be a purple ninja, since my Daughter will be a Pink one!

Mary said...

I love sweetwater and my favorite quilting store doesn't have it! Arghhh! So I've got to get my hands on it somewhere else because I have a pattern ready to go for it!!
As for the Ninja..tough one, how about Red-it would compliment my son's Black one with his Red ties. We could be partners in crime :)

marybitner@msn.com

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Would love a bundle of Noteworthy, love all of Sweetwaters' fabrics.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I would be a classic black ninja.

Steven and Ginger said...

I would love some vintage modern!

teachpany said...

I would be a purple ninja, because I would be that cool! lol

teachpany said...

I would love the new Laundry Basket group, or anything by Minnick and Simpson or American Jane. I'm into florals. Thanks for asking! Looking forward to seeing the book.

ikkinlala said...

I'd probably choose solids.

SavyGirl said...

COMMENT 1: My biggest craze right now is the ombre fabric, so I would choose Simply Color.

SavyGirl said...

COMMENT 2: I'd so be the hottest pink ninja girlie out there.....I'm doing the ninja stance right now while I'm typing this..LOL

Karen O said...

I would choose Marmalade if I could! I love that line so much. Kocanquilt at gmail dot com.

Karen O said...

I would be pink - soft and cuddly.

SewLindaAnn said...

Simply Color would be my first choice, I just got my charm pack in the mail from Green Fairy and I love it!

larmenti At bellsouth dot net

SewLindaAnn said...

My Ninja color would be Blue/Green.

larmenti at bellsouth dot net

Marlene said...

I can't get enough of Vintage Modern or Simply Color. thanks for the chance to win.

Marlene said...

I think I would be a pink ninja....You a deceptively innocent ninja. Thanks

Jodie said...

I'd go with Marmalade for the bundle.

jeni k said...

There are too many to choose just one, I want one pack of them all!

Jodie said...

Of course, I'd definitely be a pink ninja!

jeni k said...

Being that it's October - Breast Cancer awareness and I am a Breast Cancer Survivor, I would be a Pink Ninja with a Black Belt and kick out Breast Cancer!

Carla G said...

I would love to have a bundle of your wonderful Simply Color fabric! :) Thanks for a chance to win some fabric & this great book! :)

bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Carla G said...

I'd be a Teal Ninja! :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

AuntCinch said...

I'm in love with Just Color!

Nicole said...

I would be a pink ninja for sure. I would choose Simply Color.

selleck said...

I would pick Chateau Rouge by French General. Thanks for the giveaway.

claudiayates@pobox.com

selleck said...

My ninja would be red because I would use the FQ stack of French General I won to make my clothes. Thanks for the giveaway.
claudiayates@pobox.com

Anne said...

Pink Ninja for sure-my boys used to watch power rangers and I liked the pink power ranger too!
No doubt I need Simply Color fat quarters:-)

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

pink ninja

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

French general

Jackie said...

Simply color is by far the Best! Thanks for the chance!

Jackie said...

I would be a pink ninja, love the pink ninja! Toooo cute!

Mel said...

ooooh. *sigh*

something bonnie and camille. For sure.

Mel said...

and ninja? Well... definitely i'm a plaid ninja.... :)

jan said...

I would love a bundle of your first line....simply color.
Thanks for a chance to win some.



philrwa@mashell.com

jan said...

I would be a red ninja. I am in love with the color red these days.


philrwa@mashell.com

Anonymous said...

I would like the moda line
Simply Color by V and Comp

And the ninja color would be more of a Hot pink

Sarina said...

I have been wanting to get my hands on some simply color ombre fabric! Or mama said sew, or sew stitchy! Or... I wouldn't be too picky! Honest. bellaroolambert at gmail dot com

Sarina said...

I think I'd be a hot pink ninja with a navy blue belt! ;) Hiiii-yah!!! bellaroolambert at gmail dot com

Jane said...

I love fabric so much! Might change my mind tomorrow, or in a few minutes, but right now I'd pick Chateau Rouge by French General. The book looks great. Thanks a bunch!

April said...

There are so many good lines right now with Moda, but honestly I have been swooning over your line.

April said...

I would probably just be a plain old black ninja. I'm a sucker for some traditions.

Jane said...

I'd be a pink ninja!

K Silvestro said...

I'd love something from Sweetwater or Aneela Hooey! Thanks.

K Silvestro said...

How about an ombre green ninja!

manybooks said...

Oh, that's a difficult question! Can I pick one that isn't out yet? If so, first choice is Sweetwater's NoteWorthy. Of the current collections - Either Simply Color or Cuzco. I just can't pick!

Stephanie said...

I love the "Birds and Berries" bundle

Stephanie said...

I'd be a rainbow ninja as I just can't make up my mind which color I like best!

Manoule said...

The book looks great! I'd love to have a bundle of your pretty Simply Color.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Manoule said...

Hmmm... I don't really know what the best colour for a ninja is... I would probably be a pink one since you said they're the most dangerous ;)

Anonymous said...

I love Friendship by Howard Marcus. And I would definitely be a pink ninja...
Thank you for the giveaway
Kiara Miotto
chmiotto@yahoo.it
www.kiara.muciu.it

Tara said...

Simply color for sure! Taracrawford at gmail (dot) com

Tara said...

I would be an orange ninja! Hi-ya! Taracrawford (at)gmail (dot) com

Brandy Mascher said...

simply color, any would be great

Brandy Mascher said...

i would be a purple ninja

Erin said...

I don't know if I could choose a bundle, I seem to love them all! As far as the ninja...pink of course :)mune5664@msn.com

Jessica Thomas said...

I would love a fat quarter of Simply color. It is amazing.

j_m_thomas86@yahoo.com

Jessica Thomas said...

I would have to be a HOT pink and zebra ninja, as this is my FAVORITE color combo!!

carrie (believemagic) said...

I would like a Simply Color fat quarter bundle.

carrie (believemagic) said...

I'd be a bright yellow ninja

Jenn said...

Simply color, of course! I can't wait to get my hands on some! Knitnlit AT gmail DOT com

Jenn said...

Purple sparkly ninja! Knitnlit AT gmail DOT com

Kelsey said...

Well I would have to pick yellow because when I was growing up the yellow power ranger was my fav!

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