Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

I love, love, love Grosgrain. I'm sure I've said that on this blog before, and if I haven't, well, shame on me! Kathleen's work is amazing. She makes me want to have another baby (a girl, this time!) just so I can dress her in those fabulous handmade toddler clothes. When I grow up, I want to be able to sew just like that!


If you like to sew, it's worth spending a few minutes looking at Kathleen's archives - the Marie Therese costume is just gorgeous. And the Bo-Peep costume makes ME want to play dress up! And the little skirts and tops, all modeled by her beautiful daughter - if you have a toddler in your life, it really is worth a look.

The best part for me (since I don't have a toddler anymore) is, that Kathleen has started doing a little bit of sewing for adults. And, she's having giveaways - like this lovely spring coat -The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!. I am certain that I need this coat, and I will give you three reasons why.

First, I am always cold - always. The only time I am truly warm is in the summer, when I first get into a parked car, and then some party pooper insists on turning on the air conditioner and ruining it. Except Melissa. Melissa just opens a window and lets me enjoy the warm air for a little longer! :)

Second, I lack any fashion sense whatsoever. Really! I was either born without one OR some nefarious person surgically amputated mine shortly after birth, because I can't put an outfit together to save my life. That's why this coat is PERFECT - it would simply cover my poor fashion choices and make me look stylish in spite of them!

Third, I am short. Really short. As such, I am at constant risk of being stepped on by the tall people around me. How is this pertinent, you ask? Well, notice the color of the coat in question - it's RED! What color in the spectrum do humans see first? I'm pretty sure red's up there, so this coat will make me safer. I'll be hard to miss, in my adorable red coat!

So, check out the fabulousness that is Grosgrain, but don't go winning my coat! :)

12 comments:

Lisa said...

I had to laugh when I read why you needed the coat because one of your reasons was exactly why I don't need that coat. I'm tall, very very tall. 6'1" to be exact and when your that tall, you don't want to be all in bright red, because then people might mistake me for a large fire hydrant and I just don't like to be peed on- really I don't !! lol

Susie said...

Thanks for letting us know about it Terri. That coat is adorable!

UPON A HILL said...

You are funny! I hope that the coat is yours!

Thistledew Farm said...

You are hilarious! However, I must caution you that it's a bad move to announce on a public forum that you'd like to dress up like Little Bo Peep! You do have your career to think about! I think you would look awesome in that coat, or like a little red fire hydrant; not sure which! None the less, you would feel awesome and that's what it is really all about!

Terri said...

Lisa, you are a full 14 inches taller than I am! :) You could totally share! Still, I'll bet you'd look stunning in a red coat - there's a reason models are all tall people!

Susie, you would look cute in that coat, too - it would suit your coloring!

Thank you Up on a Hill! I love your blog, by the way - the graniteware is gorgeous!

Melissa, that coat would cover a multitude of (fashion) sins! :) It also might cover some dietary ones, as it flares out at the hips!

Mildred said...

Thanks for the link. I really hope you get the coat!

simple~needs said...

i am 6'1''. and like lisa posted, you dont want to be in all red......... good thing its not yellow or a tall person would look like a banana. teehee
i think you need the coat, we cannot have a cold nurse running around. :) and if i would win well, by gosh its going to you. :)

Terri said...

Mildred, thank you!

Kim, you are too sweet. I hope you do win, and you absolutely don't need to give that lovely coat to me! But I didn't realize you were so tall - do you need a longer apron? Because I could make you another, and I would do that! Let me know!

Amy said...

I love that coat, too! So very cute!

Daisy said...

Such a cute coat! I hope you win! :)

Terri said...

Amy, Daisy - thanks for stopping by! I hope you're both having a good week!

Dana said...

That coat is amazing. And I hope you win it! :)