:: Birthday BASH :: Giveaway #8

I would like you to meet Melanie.  She is a really great friend of mine.  Do you know where I met her?  TWITTER!  She lives in Tucson, which is about 2 hours from me in Phoenix.  But she has been up here several times to hang out and the last time to attend Bloggy Bootcamp, but I like to pretend she used Bloggy Bootcamp as an excuse to come see her BFF (which by the way… not sure why I just used that term – BFF – I can’t stand it). HA!  Melanie is the bomb diggity dog!  😉

Melanie is also the keeper to one of my addictions… FABRIC!  Yes.  She owns an online fabric store called Above All Fabric.  She is my drug dealer.  hehehe.  So, let’s meet Melanie my BFF bomb diggity dog friend shall we?  I knew you’d want to.  🙂

Happy Birthday Shey!!!!  So….you’re turning 29 and I have been sewing for about 25 years….wow!  That makes me feel really old.  Anywho, I’m Melanie and I’m so excited to be celebrating with Shey this week!  I own Above All Fabric and obviously I love to sew! 


Mel… you’re NOT old!!

Moving on.  🙂

Melanie is giving away something awesome today!

She’s offering ONE lucky winner the Tilt-a-twirl Kit Includes fabric (choice of colorway) and pattern. (Shirt not included)





Sweet heaven!  Don’t you love her too?  Yep.  She is totally the bomb diggity dog!  Told you.  Want another reason to love her?  Enter BIRTHDAY at checkout and receive 15% off your ENTIRE purchase from NOW through SUNDAY!  So… what are you waiting for?  Get get you some.  😉



Here is how to enter ….

Go visit Melanie’s Website, Above All Fabric.  Come back here and tell me your favorite fabric designer she carries on her site.

Extra Entry:

– Go visit Melanie’s Blog.  Leave some comment love.

– Here is her Twitter.  Follow her.
– Answer this: What was the worst birthday gift you ever received?  Do you have one?

Good luck!!!



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91 Responses to :: Birthday BASH :: Giveaway #8

  1. April says:

    Argh. Favorite designer?? Too. Many. To. Pick…The one whose fabrics I've been using a lot lately is Sandi Henderson. It's quality, and it's pretty. 🙂

  2. Love them all, but Heather Bailey is my FAVE :)and so are her new patterns! LOVE the Butterfly and Piggy pattterns. Wee one would love them :)Thanks for an awesome giveaway Melanie!!Denise

  3. Of course I follow Melanie on Twitter 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    Well, who does LOVE Amy Butler? But I also like Paula Prass! Aaahh who am I kidding..they are ALL great! 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    I always get $$ for my birthday…so no complaints here 🙂

  6. Sew Lovins says:

    Going to have to go wih Alexander Henry..but it was tough!!!! xoxooxox

  7. Sew Lovins says:

    worst birthday gift?? maybe a cheesy hallmark expressions card…i hate those!!!! xoxoxoo

  8. i love anything moda, and free spirit is amazing!

  9. worst birthday gift ever was from an aunt i won't name… she gave me a necklace that she had been wearing (it had her hair stuck in it) and mismatched used earrings. needless to say that's the point i wrote her off as a decent gift giver!

  10. and i'm following melanie now!

  11. Tanya says:

    It's hard to decide I have favorites from each designer, so I'll say Heather Bailey.

  12. Tanya says:

    Worst birthday gift…school supplies, my bday is Aug 19 close to the start of school so for many years people always bought me binders and pencils, useful but not fun for a kid!

  13. Ashley says:

    My fav is Heather Bailey.

  14. Ashley says:

    The worst present ever was a glass boot soap dispenser with fake flowers inside. The look of shock was priceless, I'm sure. What do you say to a present like that??

  15. Charlene says:

    My worst b-day present was the year I didn't get one. Not even a card. And I was pregnant and hormonal. Seems like hubby did have something planned, but neglected to clue me in that we'd be celebrating a few days later. But, gee, even a card or a "happy birthday" would have been nice on the actual day! 😦

  16. Charlene says:

    And, hey, I'm loving the material patterns Moda has been putting out lately. So pretty!

  17. Becca says:

    I love them all – especially Heather Bailey! 🙂

  18. Katie says:

    Favorite designer is so hard to pick… I think Heather Bailey. 🙂 katievarela@att.net

  19. Great Fabrics over there! I like the Riley Blake Bloom & Grow fabrics – the colors are perfecto!Thanks

  20. I left her a message on her blog!:)Brenda

  21. Megan says:

    SO hard to choose, I just got a sewing machine from my great aunt, a 1978 singer fashion mate, so I am a little fabric crazy right now….anywho, I love Paricia Bravo and Heather Bailey!

  22. Rebecca says:

    I love her shop and she has great customer service! One of my favorite designers she carries is Patty Young (ModKid). Thanks for the chance at a great prize!!rebeccaaikema(at)hotmail(dot)com

  23. Rebecca says:

    I left a comment on her blog :)rebeccaaikema(at)hotmail(dot)com

  24. Rebecca says:

    My worst gift? Probably the knitting needle set I got ten years ago, it seemed like a terrible gift because I don't knit. But I held onto them and just recently started my first knitting project – who knew?!rebeccaaikema(at)hotmail(dot)com

  25. SewLindAnn says:

    There were several of my favorite designers, Laura Gunn is the one I'd pick for this moment in time.

  26. SewLindAnn says:

    I left a comment on her blog, and signed up to get the feed and newsletter. Her shop is set up really nice. I plan on checking it out further.

  27. SewLindAnn says:

    Hmmm, worst gift. I can't remember not liking anything. I'm really pretty easy to please, and as long as someone brings me coffee in the morning and lets me do whatever I want all day (sewing/gardening) without taking care of anyone else, I'm good.

  28. Sara says:

    I left a comment on her blog.Sara S.

  29. Sara says:

    I like the fabric colors from My Mind's Eye.Sara S.

  30. Sara says:

    I don't really remember a bad birthday gift. I'm fairly easy to please.

  31. ~Mendie~ says:

    I love the Blush fabrics!

  32. ~Mendie~ says:

    worst birthday gift ever: a blender

  33. Marie says:

    I love Mel and her shop. I want Patty Young's knit patterns and knits. I know, I know, they're not in stock yet!

  34. Marie says:

    worst birthday gift ever: paper towel roll holder

  35. Marie says:

    and I'm following Mel on Twitter already.

  36. Michelle says:

    I love the fabrics by Alexander Henry, expecially Treetop – Nautral. Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  37. Michelle says:

    Following on twitter as mrsmchappellmrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  38. Michelle says:

    Once my mother-in-law got men's pajama pants for me, and they were too small!! mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  39. k. davis says:

    favorite designer will always be Amy Butler, and I'm happy to see that she has some in her store!

  40. k. davis says:

    I don't think I ever had a "worst" birthday gift… but an unusual one, was for those "MC HAMMER" style of pants! hahah now that I look back on it, I shake my head and wonder, "Why?"

  41. k. davis says:

    left some love on Melanie's blog!

  42. Well, that was difficult! Do you know how many cute, fabulous, I must have fabrics there are over there…. a lot! O.k. one out of many…I like Cherish Essence.amerskine@hotmail.com

  43. I went over and said hello…and signed up for her news letter. Off to read more…amerskine at hotmail dot com

  44. Worst gift, I would have to say the one that I never received…. The "oh I left it at home" knowing they never really got anything. It's better to not say anything at all vs. to lie. :Samerskine at hotmail dot com

  45. Elaine says:

    love amy butler fabric!elaine guenther @ yahoo . com

  46. Leanna says:

    Always a fan of Amy Butler, but she's got some great ones!

  47. I'm really jonesing some of that MME Summer Flowers in White (as in the skirt)…so Orla!I could really do some damage in her shop!!!catherine s.

  48. Left a comment on Mel's blog :)catherine s.

  49. I follow her on Twitter – best thing I've done in a long time (heads up on sales and new fabrics!)catherine s.

  50. Worst birthday gift ever = fishing pole and tackle box…so I could go fishing with the EX…notice, I say EX. There is a reason for that. Nothing against fishing, just not my cup of tea (city mouse I am, not a country mouse)….catherine s.

  51. emtdlb says:

    Can't say I ever met a fabic I didn't like. But the Bloom & Grow by My Minds Eye was nice and old school traditional for me today. Will definately be going back to check out more fabric-which is my addiction as well. Thanks for the chance!

  52. emtdlb says:

    I can't say I have ever had a bad present-I never got that many. We mostly got to pick out the cake we wanted and that was it. Although maybe the vacuum cleaner my husband got me one year might qualify.

  53. emtdlb says:

    Left Melanie a message-I will definately be checking back to see what she is up to. Thanks for the chance!!!!

  54. WOW. Awesome giveaway!I follow Melanie on Twitter already.Love her shop!My favorite would be Heather Bailey.Cant.Get.Enough!

  55. carmel says:

    i'll just pick Lizzy House i realy love her fabric! all of them!

  56. carmel says:

    she has a very cool blogi even became her follower through google readeri love her projects shown on her bloggreat work!

  57. carmel says:

    many times i recieve nothing for my birthday.i live in israel and almost every one is lacking money to spendi rather spend money on the kids then on my self untill things get betterthanks!

  58. nsmerkt says:

    Melanie has some beautiful stuff in her shop! I would have to say Joel Dewberry. Just made some kitchen curtains from some of his fabric.

  59. deserae says:

    Love the Heather Bailey!

  60. deserae says:

    I left a comment!

  61. deserae says:

    I am following her twitter.@des_erae

  62. deserae says:

    I can't even think of a bad birthday gift! I love all my gifts!

  63. Megan says:

    Right now I'm loving Patty Young! Her Flora and Fauna line in fushcia is beautiful!

  64. Megan says:

    I left some comment love on Melanie's blog!

  65. Megan says:

    I don't remember a specific birthday present I didn't like. But there was a time when I hoped to get something (anything) from my husband and didn't get a thing.

  66. Jessica says:

    So hard to pick, but I am going to go with Joel Dewberry! Thanks for the opportunity!

  67. Jessica says:

    I follow Melanie on Twitter. Thanks!

  68. Jessica says:

    My Mother in law once gave me a pink sweater, it was a nice enough sweater, but a 2x when I was a size 10. I tried not to be hurt 😉

  69. I love Heather Bailey 🙂 But I also love anybody who does fun happy prints :)candy at fiber dot net

  70. I left some comment love :)candy at fiber dot net

  71. I follow her now too :)candy at fiber dot net

  72. I don't have one— they've all been so good and sweet :)candy at fiber dot net

  73. Dawn says:

    Heather Bailey is my favorite, by far!

  74. Dawn says:

    I had a boyfriend in high school who always purchased an item for himself as a "gift" for me on special occasions. Glad I found a sweet husband who always goes above and beyond on special days. =D

  75. My favorite fabric designer whose fabric is carried at Above All Fabric is Amy Butler.

  76. The worst birthday gift I received was a "gift set" that was received free with purchase at a cosmetic counter!!!

  77. So many cute fabrics, but I'd have to say the pirate monkeys b/c I live with two them.

  78. This wasn't really a gift, but my favorite aunt passed away from cancer on my birthday 3 years ago. Yeah, real bummer.

  79. Kristi says:

    I love Amy Butler!!

  80. Kristi says:

    I gottten a few awful presents from my sweet grandma but its the thought that counts and i know that now and just reallly appreciate anything I can get from her now!!

  81. Kristi says:

    I left Melanie some comment love:)

  82. Sarah Bock says:

    I love the Heather Bailey Fabric!

  83. Sarah Bock says:

    Sent her a comment!

  84. Sarah Bock says:

    I've gotten some really bizarre Christmas presents that I remember but not birthday. Usually they involve some odd odd clothing that older relatives think is stylish.

  85. Caci says:

    I really love Amy Butler fabric! But like most I have yet to meet a fabric I don't like.

  86. Caci says:

    The worst birthday gift I ever received was bird feeder from my in-laws (who by the way know that I am deathly afraid of birds)!

  87. Nicole says:

    Wowza!!! Thank you for introducing me to her store. I love the Kyoto and Nina kits, the patterns are just too adorable!!

  88. Ry and Ally says:

    I love the tangarine full moon polka dot fabric! Cuuute!

  89. Ry and Ally says:

    Stopped by her blog and left her some love!

  90. Ry and Ally says:

    Following her on twitter!

  91. Ry and Ally says:

    Worst present…well my family forgot to get me a present one year..does that count?

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