let’s sew together

Do you ever think back to some of the first blogs you started to follow? And how they inspired you to try new things and push yourself?

Six years ago I landed on the blog CAKIES and totally fell in love with the world of Rubyellen.  Don’t you adore her?!….with her fantastic photography, adorable kids, storytelling, true life honesty, and signature style that’s all her own.  It’s the perfect balance of vintage meets modern.

Over the years Ruby and I have become blogging friends.  And guess what?….she’s just as genuine and bubbly as she is on her site….and most of all, she’s relatable and down-to-earth.  I love that.  She’s a creative mom like many of us, juggling 4 kids, sharing her adventure along the way.  And she still inspires me to improve my own photo-skills and to continually see the artistic display, beyond just the sewing project itself.  Being on her site just makes me happy.

So when Ruby asked if I’d share her new sewing book Let’s Sew Together, I was totally flattered and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!  Oh man.  It’s so cute.  And there’s an adorable video trailer for it here.  Fun!

Okay, ready for CAKIES in a book??
It’s fantastic….

And it’s totally and completely jam-packed.
I mean, there must be over 30 projects for you to sew or make together, as a family.
How cool is that?  People are always asking for ways to create with their kids.  I know mine would love this….
The book is broken down into 5 different sections:
• let’s get dressed!
• let’s eat! (there are even some fun recipes to go along with the projects)
• let’s learn!
• let’s play!
• let’s celebrate!

And each section is filled with Cakie-esque projects that’ll make you smile—and want to get your hands moving.

I’m totally in love with these necklaces!  Maybe cause they remind me of one of the first projects I loved on CAKIES: fabric scrap necklaces here and here. And these kid versions are just as easy and cute.

Oh and I’m also in love with this:

Rubyellen’s 4 daughters are adorable. And they all have unique names.  And they all look like darling molds of each other—which means I have a hard time telling them apart— but I’m pretty sure that’s Glow.  Glow with piggies.

If you’re looking for a really fun book with projects you will actually make, then you need a copy of Let’s Sew Together.  There are even No-sew projects!  Ruby thought of everything.

And I’ve only skimmed the surface here. I mentioned the 30+ projects right?…which after writing my own book, I know how much work and effort and hours of missed sleep that is. You can tell that Ruby but her heart and Soul into it (heh heh, and her Brave, and True.  They’re all in there)

Are you itching to see more?
Today we’re giving away a copy to one lucky winner!
Just leave a comment!

• Leave a comment, that’s it.
• Only one entry per person.
• Open to US residents only.
• ONE winner will be picked via random.org
• Giveaway ends Friday 5/23/14 at 10pm (Central Time)

Thank you Rubyellen for sharing your talents with us all!

  1. 1) Sarah

    So fun! Wouldn’t this be fun for this summer with my girls?!?!?

  2. 2) Genevieve

    This looks perfect for the sewing series I want to do with my kids this summer! I’ve been looking for projects we could do together.

  3. 3) Stacy

    I love Cakies and the book looks like so much fun!

  4. 4) Courtney

    I would to win this book!

  5. 5) Nathalie

    darn I wish I lived in the US 😉

  6. 6) Kristen

    I also am a fan of Rubyellen’s and am excited for the chance to get my hand on her book. Thanks for the tempting preview.

  7. 7) Mary Moury

    So much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. 8) J

    Would love to make some fun items for my little girl!

  9. 9) Brooke Smith

    Summer fun with my girls!

  10. 10) Megan

    I love visiting Cakies and would love to work on some projects with my little girl.

  11. 11) deeanna

    Looks adorable, I already see a Christmas present I want to make for my niece! I’ll have to check out her site today.

  12. 12) Kelly T

    I have 4 kids, 4, 3, almost 2 & 4 months. This book would occupy the older 3 for sure!

  13. 13) Amy

    This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a great book for summer! I bet there are a lot of projects to keep my kids entertained!

  15. I do remember the first sewing blog I started following – THIS one. You may take a bow for inspiring me to learn to sew, and getting my sister to learn to sew. And most other sewing blogs I read came from your links too – thanks for another one! Looks like fun! And a book version would be great!

  16. 17) Julie R

    This book looks fantastic! I would love to make the plaid tent and the draw and tie smock. Thanks for telling us about this book and blog!

  17. 18) Rylee

    Wow, I would love to win this!

  18. 19) Penny

    Oh Wow!!! The slippers! The TENT!!! ALL OF THE PROJECTS!!! What a happy looking book for all of us happy sewers!! Thanks to you, Dana, for the chance to win it and thanks to the author for writing it! Have a great day everyone.

  19. 20) Liesel

    Oh, I love this! I see some fun Summer projects with my girls!

  20. 21) Rachel

    Looks like a fun book!

  21. Looks like a cool book! I’d like to check it out!

  22. 24) Kimberly

    What a fun book!! And thanks for your wonderful blog too!

  23. 25) Andrea Staron

    This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  24. 26) Kirsten

    Would love this book.

  25. 27) Octavia

    Ooo, maybe this would inspire my kids to sew with me! Thanks!

  26. 28) Rebekah

    After a long teaching year and my first baby on the way, I would love to win this now that I’ll have time to sew (but how will I ever sew again AFTER baby??).
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  27. 30) Janna

    I would love to teach my girls to sew this summer! I know they would love to pick out a project from this fun book!

  28. 31) Shannon

    WOW. those are all awesome. Would love to do somethings with my nieces and nephew.

    • 32) jude jones

      looks like a fabulous book! thank you for the giveaway!!

  29. 33) cherie

    looks so fun! Love family projects!

  30. 34) Alissa

    My girls would love to make all of these projects this summer! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. 35) Annaleah

    I would love to start sewing with my kids! This looks great!

  32. i would loooove to have this book! your blog is why I sew!

  33. 38) Dana

    Wow this book looks so fun – I would love to make things with the kids all summer!

  34. 39) Lisa

    fun!!! thanks for the giveaway!

  35. 40) Kelly

    My girls and I would love this book!

  36. Looks like a great book – I could use a little inspiration!

  37. Haha – YOUR blog was one of the first I started following way back when! This book looks AMAZING – thanks for the preview!

  38. 43) Chantalle

    So fun! You were one of the first blogs I followed. I remember you had a tab for ‘why I started another blog’ and had a little baby boy about the same age as my oldest baby boy. We’ve emailed about 10 things I hate about you, my surprise proposal in Florence, my parents moving to Mission Viejo a couple of summers ago (pretty sure in your parents stake). This has always been in my top 3 blogs!

  39. 44) Samina

    My son would go bananas over that tent! That’s just adorable.

  40. 45) Holly

    Looks like some really neat projects to work on over the summer with my daughter. Thanks!

  41. 46) Kathleen

    Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. 47) Jamie

    Wow-this book looks super cute. My girls would love the tent.
    Thanks for the give away!

  43. 48) ira lee

    yes- i love her!!!! and its so sweet that you are featuring her on your blog.

  44. 49) Kelly P

    This book looks really fun! I’d like to try a couple of projects this summer.

  45. 50) Cori

    I love cakies! Naturally, I would love the book too 🙂

  46. 51) kim

    OH I’d love this book!

  47. 52) Sarah C

    Such a fun book!

  48. 53) kelly Borsman

    Can I just say WOW!!! FUN!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  49. 54) Sherri Stacey

    I would love this book!!!

  50. 55) Carly

    Cakes is one if the very first blogs I started following too! (Along with yours!) I’d LOVE a copy!

  51. 56) Megan S

    What a sweet book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. 57) AmberC

    Looks like a fun summer book!

  53. 58) Adrienne Barrett

    So cute! My boys are constantly begging me to teach them to sew. I bet they would love some of the projects in this book.

  54. 60) Chrissy

    Oh, I love books that are pretty and useful! Sign me up 🙂

  55. 62) Karin

    Love that tent!

  56. 63) Jenny L

    I have two girls and would love to try making that tent with them for their room. Thanks for the opportunity!

  57. 64) Jilian Sullivan

    Love Cakies….her projects are great and do not look intimidating to tackle!

    Thank you.

  58. 65) Christy Pond

    Looks fun! I love new crafting books!

  59. 66) Cynthia

    What a fun book! Can’t wait to check it out.

  60. 67) Melissa

    We are in a skirt and throw pillow rut at our house. This book looks like just what we need!

  61. 68) Lindsay

    I love that tent!

  62. 69) Amanda c

    Looks fun!

  63. 70) LeAnn

    I would love this book to use up some of my stock-pile and scraps!

  64. I would love to try this with my family! Thank you for the chance to win!

  65. 73) JenP

    Looks like such a fun book! I am embarassed to admit I don’t think I’ve ever been to her blog…off to check it out! 🙂

  66. 74) Amanda

    Looks like such a cute book! Just my style!! 🙂

  67. 75) Tiffany

    What a fun book!

  68. 76) Michelle Harrison

    What a beautiful book!

  69. 78) Mary

    Was just introduced to your amazing blog and this book would be so inspiring! Thanks!

  70. 79) leslie

    Hooray for “leave a comment” entries. I don’t have Facebook or twitter so usually I can’t enter these giveaways anymore. I’d love the cakies book and I read her blog. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  71. 81) Sara

    I would love the cakies book!

  72. 82) Jennifer

    Ohhhh. Ahhhhh

  73. 83) Kelly B.

    this looks so fun!

  74. 84) sage

    What a cute book! Can’t wait to get to sewing some of those projects.

  75. 85) Amy

    I LOVE the skirt, where it looks like they painted their own design! Thanks for the opportunity! I would be so happy to win a copy!

  76. 86) Taryn B

    What an awesome book! Perfect for this summer with my five-year-old.

  77. 87) Rachel

    Thanks for the chance to win! Looks fun!

  78. 88) oshry R.

    This seems like such a cute book! I have all kinds of party ideas for my son (5) and his friends running through my head right now.
    Thanks Dana!

  79. 89) Ash P

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

  80. 90) Lux

    Sounds fun! My girls will love it!

  81. 91) Jenn B. in AK

    What a fun book!

  82. 92) TARA

    Looks like fun for my little stinkerella and me!

  83. 93) Erin

    My kids are just getting into sewing. This would be perfect and so much fun!

  84. 94) Bukofamily

    This book looks great. I really like the idea of the whole family (or at least most of it) sewing together.

  85. 95) Becky T

    Cakies is one of my favorite blogs!

  86. 96) Stacie

    Exciting! Thank you!

  87. 97) Rickie

    This book is fabulous! I wasn’t familiar with the Cakies blog but immediately went and signed up to follow her blog. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her new book.

  88. 98) Ashleigh

    I could keep pretty busy with this book and my kids would reap the rewards!

  89. 99) ann

    Super adorable book. I am heading over to check out her blog.

  90. 100) Lauri

    I can’t tell you how lovely we find you, you are always giving praise for other people and yes this book does look lovely, I think I have bought every book you have recommended, thank you.

  91. Love this! Can’t wait to get my mitts on that book.

  92. 102) susan terrill

    I can see years of inspiration for fun days to spend with my grand children.

  93. 103) Ruth

    I would LOVE this adorable book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. Que bonito magazine!! Me encanta la idea de las frutas y vegetales de tela..

  95. 105) Verlan

    Looks like a fun book full of do-able projects!

  96. 106) Nicki

    What a darling book! Those projects look so fun!

  97. 107) Amy D

    I love Cakies!!

  98. 108) Christine

    This book looks absolutely delightful! My daughters and I would have so much fun with this! Thank you!!

  99. 109) darcy

    This would be a great resource to use with my two daughters who are 4 and 5. I love to sew!!

  100. Oh that would be so much fun! My goal for this summer is to start sewing again and to try sewing clothes for my kids. Eek!

  101. 111) Rachel

    This looks like so much fun . My daughter would love this.

  102. 112) Alicia pollak

    Such wonderfully simple and beautiful ideas for projects with kids.

  103. 113) Kristi

    My kids would love this! How fun!

  104. 114) Sandy

    This would be some fun gifts for the kids in my life.

  105. 115) Melanie

    This would be a great book for coming up with new projects for my daughter and son who love to craft, esp if it involves my sewing machine. Thanks.

  106. Wow! I’ve never seen her blog, thank you so much for introducing it to me, I think I love it!!!!!! 😀

  107. 118) Wendy

    This book looks fantastic! It will be great to introduce my daughter to sewing.

  108. 119) heidi

    this looks amazing – perfect projects for my 6 year old and I to do this summer!

  109. 120) Heidi Christensen

    How fun! My girls would enjoy every moment of this book!

  110. 121) Erin

    This book looks so neat! I would love a copy.

  111. 122) Holly

    That A-Frame Tent has my kiddos names on it!

  112. 123) Melissa

    Oooh! That tent looks awesome! Thanks for introducing me to Cakies 🙂

  113. 124) Laura J.

    OH, my little girl is just itching to start sewing (at three years old). She would just love to look through these projects and pick something for us to work on!

  114. 125) Tommie @ Ilene Books

    That a super fun book. I would love to sew with my little girl in the future (she is due in 2 weeks).

  115. This book looks fantastic, and it would be good pratice for my english to sew something from the book. I hope this book will came to me in Sweden.

  116. 127) Amanda

    I’ve never heard of that blog before but it looks amazing. I will be following it now! I can’t wait to see the book, when I either win the giveaway (*crossed fingers*) or find it in the library. 🙂

  117. Those are definitely some unique names for he girls. So fun! The book looks awesome. My kids have been asking if they could sew/make stuff as well. This would be perfect.

  118. 129) Anya

    So many fun ideas!!

  119. 130) Nicole N.

    This looks like such a fun way to spend the summer! What an adorable book!

  120. 132) Raphaelle

    Next year, I ‘ll be a stay at home mom, would be perfect! My 11, and 4 years old are begging to sew. Thank you for the giveaway!

  121. 133) Virginia

    I have an old friend who’s 5-year-old daughter became immensely interested in how clothes are made and has already designed and pieced together several outfits. My friend has zero experience with sewing but has now purchased a machine and made a doll dress the other night. This would be the perfect, perfect gift for them and that’s where it’ll go if I win!

  122. 134) Aubrey

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would LOVE this book!

  123. 135) Angela Emory

    So fun! This would be great to win.

  124. 137) ivonne

    YESSSSSS, I recently found her blog and its fabulous! Dana thanks so much for the giveaway! Hopefully it’s me this time! 😉

  125. 138) Corrine

    I’d love a new favorite pattern book! Thanks!

  126. I’ve been reading her blog for a few years, and love it!! She is definitely one of the most genuine bloggers out there. I love to sew, my girls love to craft, and we would LOVE to win a copy of Ruby’s book!!

  127. 140) Jill Knox

    Looks like fun!! My sisters-in-law would love it too!!

  128. 141) Heather

    Looks cute!

  129. 142) Carly Hall

    This book looks like so much fun! My girls and I need to get it for this summer!

  130. 143) Lisa

    So cute!!

  131. 144) Caitlin

    Such a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  132. 145) Eunice

    I love her blog! Would love to get my hands on her book!!

  133. 146) Cat B

    looks like a cool book!

  134. 147) Nancy Curtis

    I see a bunch of projects that would be fun to do with my 2 grandkids!

  135. 148) Keli

    I love Cakies! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Adorable book.

  136. 149) Sarah

    I am always looking for ways to involve my kids. This book looks amazing!

  137. 150) Cheyenne

    I would love this!

  138. 151) HokieKate

    I love the tent!

  139. 152) heidi e

    I have a friend who would LOVE this book and she would probably make EVERY single thing in it!! I would really like to win this for her. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  140. 153) Stephanie E

    This would be so much fun for me and my girls to do together!

  141. 154) Holly

    So cute! Going to check out her blog now:)

  142. Looks like the perfect book to challenge my oldest with the sewing machine. She’s been begging me to teach her.

  143. 156) lizzy

    Cakies and this blog were two of the first blogs that inspired me to push my sewing boundaries. I just love everything you both do! This book is just another example. 🙂

  144. 157) Kim

    Dana, you inspire me! I love your blog and style. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  145. 158) Cristina Vidal

    Oh how I would love this book!!!!! My oldest daughter is 7 and she is always asking me to do little projects with her!!!! This book has so many cute ideas!!! Thank you for this giveaway!!!!

  146. 159) Kathleen Day

    What a darling book! You can bet that I’ll check out Cakies, now.
    I love all the inspiration I get from your site, Dana–and it’s clear that I’ll be inspired by Cakies, too! Thank you!

  147. 160) Moose

    This looks like the perfect book to share with the children you love. Fun filled days full of imagination, learning, and quality time together.

  148. 161) Jan Murry

    What a great book – so many fun ideas for my Granddaughters!

  149. 162) Ellen Barth

    I would love to win the book. Very creative projects!

  150. 163) Carrie

    OMG… what a GREAT book! Looks like so much fun!

  151. 164) TiffTiff

    So cute! love this and all your posts Dana!

  152. 165) Melissa

    Umm…YES please!

  153. 166) Christy Haggard

    Looks like a fun book! And it’s funny. Yours is one of those first blogs that I fell in love with and got me sewing things I’ve never made before. Thanks! -Christy

  154. 167) Carissa

    I love give-aways that only require a comment. 🙂

  155. 168) Jessica

    Looks like fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  156. 170) Ashley

    How adorable! I definitely need this. Hopefully it will help me be more patient when sewing with my kiddos. Ha

  157. 171) chandra

    The book does look like fun!

  158. 172) BreAnne

    This is wonderful!! Love it!

  159. 174) kuliejellogg

    looks fun! Thanks for sharing!

  160. 176) Devon Kinne

    Looks like great summer projects

  161. 177) Becca Owens

    Can’t wait to heck out her blog/book! Thanks for the inspiration!

  162. 178) Sarah L

    What a fun book!

  163. 179) Angelle Roddy

    Oh my goodness! So many cute ideas! I would love to win this.

  164. 180) Marie

    Can’t wait to make this for a new niece, and one for her Mommy that will match! Thanks for sharing!

  165. 181) Melani Xiros

    This would be perfect for teaching Emily how to sew this summer!

  166. 182) tiffany

    oh wow! i just stumbled onto CAKIES a week or so ago, and it is already an absolute favorite. the book looks super – fingers crossed!

  167. 183) meredith

    this book looks fun, FUN, fun!!

  168. 184) Chiara Aldridge

    What a fun book! It looks like it has a bunch of fun projects in it.

  169. 185) Erin

    I love Cakies! And this book looks lovely.

  170. 186) Heather Imburgia

    Would love this for summer fun with my 1 and 4 year-olds! 🙂

  171. 187) Tina

    What a cool book!!!

  172. 188) lonna

    These projects look like the perfect way to be creative and keep busy during super hot summer days!!

  173. 189) Sydney

    This book looks like so much fun!

  174. 190) Lauralee

    I was just looking for a book that I could use this summer to get my kiddos creating WITH me! What a perfectly fun book! I’m going to check out her blog right now! 🙂

  175. 191) Rachele Funk

    My boys really want to sew and I was just thinking the other day that I wish I had some ideas for something besides a pillow case to teach them! This will be perfect!

  176. 192) Charlotte

    Thought that said cakes at first! haha 🙂

  177. 193) Dawn

    I would love to win!

  178. Can’t wait to start following her blog now! And would love own that book!!

  179. 195) Lucia

    Looks amazing!!!!

  180. 196) Jess a

    Super cute!

  181. 197) amy

    love it! my girls and i would have so much fun making these projects!

  182. 198) Emily

    So cute! I’m always looking for short satisfying projects..which is why i love your website!!

  183. 199) Emily

    thank you for the chance to win this book! It looks fantastic:)

  184. 200) Tailored

    The book and projects look fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  185. 201) Mallory

    I LOVE this book. Fingers crossed.

  186. 203) Sheryl K

    This looks like the perfect book for my daughter and I to work through this summer!

  187. 204) Tiffany

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win this beautiful and creative book 🙂

  188. 205) Kaely

    i would love this book!

  189. 206) Gina

    Fun! Such cute stuff in there!!

  190. Those photos make me feel like I can’t live without this book. Adorable!! This book would be great for when the nieces visit.

  191. 208) Bethanie

    HI – My husband, six kids and I would love to win this book. It looks like its right up our alley. Thank You

  192. 209) Marilyn

    Looks like a lot of fun projects. Thanks!

  193. 210) Melinda

    What a cute and colorful book!

  194. 211) mrs r

    Wow, is this book cute or what? Thanks for the giveaway!

  195. 212) Suzanne

    I’m an athlete turned craftohlic and would LOVE this book!

  196. 213) Lilya

    Hi Dana, would love this book, my girl will find tons of things she wants us to make.

  197. 214) Tauna W.

    Cute! I love Cakies too. This book looks great to do with Claire, or both kids actually. (Just last week both my kids asked if I would teach them to sew)

  198. 215) ECEnforcer21043

    Love Cakies!

  199. 216) Lynne

    This is a precious, precious book that I’d love to own. Thanks, Dana.

  200. That book looks amazing! I love that plaid A-frame tent.

  201. 218) Samantha S

    I would love to make these projects with my daughters! Thanks!

  202. That looks like such a fun book! And I have no idea what rock I’ve been living under, but I will be checking out her blog now! 🙂

  203. 221) Stephanie

    Love the idea of this book!

  204. 222) Laurel

    This looks so fun!

  205. 223) Celeste

    Looks like a fun book. I’ll have to check out her blog.

  206. 224) Amy G.

    My son was actually asking me to teach him to sew. This book would be PERFECT for that! And I see that tent in our near future! 🙂

  207. 225) Wanda

    I don’t know how you will choose one winner…I really hope it is me. This books looks like so much fun for a Grammie and her grandchildren – Wow. I love the weaved tent idea, how to use up scrap material.

  208. 226) Allison

    Awesome looking book!

  209. 227) KChu

    This book looks great! My daughter and I would have a blast doing project after project together.

  210. 228) PJ

    Looks like a great book!

  211. 229) Kere

    Oh my, how cute is that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My daughter and son would enjoy that so much!!
    Thanks for the giveaway Ruby and Dana!

  212. 230) Diana

    Oh my ! This would be great to have to work with my grandchildren this summer !
    Thanks !! for the give away

  213. 231) Lis

    Lovely giveaway, thank you!

  214. How is it possible that she has 4 kids and does all this? I have 4 kids and I only find time to bathe about twice a month… Maybe if I spent less time reading blogs… kidding!

  215. 234) Erin

    Love cakies and would love this book : )

  216. 235) kristen

    What a great book! I’d love to sew every one of these cute projects!

  217. 236) Lenetta

    Looks adorable, thanks for the chance!

  218. 237) Jocelyn

    What a great looking book! So many fun ideas, perfect for summer!

  219. 239) Elizabeth S

    Looks like a great book. We’re always looking for fun projects to do with the kids.

  220. 240) lacy wagler

    Would love to do so many of these with my kids this summer!!!!

  221. 241) brae


  222. 242) Angie

    Beautiful! Love the projects and the photography! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  223. 243) Lena G.

    Looks like a fun book! I’m excited to check out a new (to me) blog too!

  224. 244) Bridget Callari

    What a beautiful book. That could keep my kids and I busy this summer. 🙂

  225. 245) Karrie Smith

    Looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  226. 246) Jill Janssen

    My son would love to start sewing some of these with me! Thanks for the chance!

  227. 247) Gail

    what an awesome summer it would be for my granddaughters and me if we were to have this book!!!!

  228. 248) Lindsey

    Me please! My girls would love this stuff.

  229. 249) Katie

    I love to sew and this book looks like it is full of new ideas for kiddos! Love it!

  230. 250) Liz Moss

    Would love to win this! My girls are ready for some fun stuff this summer!

  231. 251) Kelly Parsons

    This book looks like so much fun! Crossing my fingers!

  232. Absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

  233. 253) Erin

    Great summer projects!

  234. 254) Yasemin

    Dana, you really make me want to have this book! Loved your review. Have been following cakies for a while now. Lots of love,

  235. 255) Krissy

    LOVE! Inspirational. Enjoyable. so sweet!

  236. 257) Beth

    This looks like a “must have!”

  237. 258) Tara

    This looks absolutely adorable!!!

  238. 259) gr81gkar

    What an adorable way to inspire adults to sew with kids. I so look forward to sewing with my Grand daughter and grandson!

  239. This book looks way fun. Thanks for the opportunity!

  240. 261) Elaine

    Love the cakies blog!

  241. 262) Cindy Dahlgren

    Absolutely loving this book. I could get a lot of use out of it. She sounds like a totally cool person,

  242. 263) Lynne Tilley

    What a neat book. My grandkids would enjoy this! I will check out this blog!

  243. 264) Kelli

    That book looks like fun!

  244. 265) Amy

    Beautiful book!

  245. 266) marilyn

    love it especially the happy slippers.

  246. I would love to win! this looks like an awesome and super fun book!

  247. oh fun! i love Cakies too, Ruby is so inspiring. her book looks so great, thanks for the giveaway!

  248. 269) Melanie

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the Cakies blog! Congrats to Rubyellen oh her book!

  249. 270) Moira

    What a fun book to create creative projects with my friends’ kids. I will be the favorite aunt!

  250. 271) Melissa

    Looks like such a fun book. I would love a copy. Thanks!

  251. 272) Jenelle de Jesus

    So fun!! Love it already!! Y’know… YOU were one of the first bloggers I started following that inspired me to sew and engage my little ones in being creative together! 🙂

    Thank you for the opportunity!! YAY!

  252. 273) Diana

    My daughter is 13 m, this is a perfect book for our collection. Packed with fun projects for us to make and enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win a copy.

  253. Love love this book – we can’t win being on the other side of the world – I’ll just have to get my hands on a copy! thanks for introducing it to me! ox

  254. 275) Kristin

    Adorable book!!

  255. 276) Christelle

    That book looks great ! And I did not know Cakies before. Thanks.

    • 277) Christelle

      oh.. I just saw that the giveaway is only for US resident 🙁 So I will not be able to participate.

  256. 278) Katie Bates

    Love family sewing projects! My two girls would love the projects.

  257. 279) Jennifer

    My daughter would love trying to make the fruit and veggies!

  258. 280) Cathey

    Wow! Such talent

  259. 281) Ashley

    I love the tent. Methinks I needs one.

  260. 282) Amie

    Hooray for new sewing books!

  261. 283) Monica

    Wow, what a great book!

  262. 284) Abigail

    Yay! I would love to win!

  263. Gorgeous book!! I’d love to do some of these projects with my kids! 🙂

  264. 286) Hoosiermeema

    Nice! I’d love to win. 🙂

  265. 287) Jill Froelich

    This looks like a very interesting book, would love to win!

  266. 288) Stephany N.

    Craftiness is not my forte but I am sure this will help me and it looks super cute. Pick me!!

  267. 289) Elizabeth

    Oh that looks like fun!

  268. 290) elana

    that’s awesome! i just taught my daughter how to sew!

  269. 291) Katie R

    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you!

  270. 292) Susan N

    This book looks great, would love to win it.

  271. This books looks great ! I don’t know her blo, but I will go see it right this minute. Thank you for sharing !

  272. 294) Chrissy

    Super Cute!!! This looks like a great book.

  273. 295) Aimee

    I have never been to CAKIES! But now I have, and I LOVE it. So many photos (my favorite) and so much inspiration! I would love to have this book.

  274. 296) bdaiss

    Love her and all her crafty cool ideas. Thanks for the chance!

  275. 297) CrystalB

    Love Love Love this book. My boy is into creating now and I think that tent would be awesome!

  276. 298) Sarai S

    that book looks adorable

  277. 299) Crystal Lattanzio

    This would be a great book to have for this summer with the kids!!!! Love the pics

  278. 300) Libby Bonesteel

    Love it! So would my little ones!

  279. 301) Paige

    This looks too cute and as far as first sewing blogs that inspired me yours and no big deal are two that totally got me started mabey 3 years ago and i still constantly recommend yours in paticular cause it has sooo many great tutorial for beginning sewers. Hope u and your kidlettes have a wonderful summer. 🙂 Paige

  280. 302) Catherine Tumason

    she definitely put her heart and soul into it!!! awesome and inspiring!

  281. I just want to share how proud i am of Ruby! she is so creative and one to admire. I do not need to win a copy! i just wanted to comment on the amazingness of Rubyellen!

  282. 304) sorahart

    I’ve always wanted to make her a-frame tent…

  283. 305) WendyP

    This is PERFECT. Adorable!

  284. 306) Alona

    This looks great! All of the projects in the book seem really fun to make. 🙂

  285. 307) auschick

    Wow, I love that little dress! And the painted skirt is gorgeous too! Totally putting it on my amazon wishlist (in case I’m not the lucky winner!)

  286. 309) Jessica

    What a great idea for a book!!

  287. 310) Kristin

    What a bright and fun book! I would love to learn some new, fun projects!!!

  288. 311) Natalie

    I’m finally getting back to sewing. I’ve missed sewing and this book looks like a great companion to help me relearn and get back into the swing of things.

  289. 312) jennifer peterson

    what a neat looking book. My girls would love this.

  290. 314) Emily

    I want to jump into that book! Wowzers!

  291. 315) Teressa

    I know if I win my daughter will want to make every single project in the book! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  292. 316) Sarah A.

    What a fun and beautiful book packed with great ideas. I would love to try some of them out!

  293. 318) Sasha

    This looks like so much fun!!

  294. 319) Frédérique

    LOVE it and love her!

  295. 320) Rosie B

    I’m learning to sew and would love this for as my girls grow up!

  296. 321) Elizabeth

    Would be great this Summer with my crafty son

  297. 322) karla

    My kids are always asking do to “project.” This would be perfect.

  298. 323) Tobi Ellis

    looks like a super fun book! I would gladly have a copy!

  299. 324) Molly

    I haven’t been introduced to Ruby yet, but now I can’t wait to explore her blog, (and maybe her book!). Browsing your site just make ME happy so, way to go!

  300. 325) Beth K

    O, wow, that all looks so cute! I’d LOVE to have that book. My girls would love it too!

  301. 326) jemz

    Such a great book for the summer!

  302. 327) Karen

    I like this so!

  303. 328) Rachel

    Hoping to win! Just the thing for some fun summer crafting w my littles. 🙂

  304. My daughter would love this. I’m thinking if I don’t win (which I’m sure I won’t) I’ll for sure have to buy it and work through it this summer!

  305. 331) Karen

    I can’t wait for my kiddos and I to get crafty together!!!

  306. 332) Leah

    I can tell just from these few photos that I would love this book! I really love her take on the kid tent.

  307. 333) Megan

    My kids would love this!

  308. 334) Käthe

    Oh please, oh please!! This would be a well-loved book in our family.

  309. 335) Lori Janis

    LOVE!! Everything about her blog, book, and those little girls are the cutest! Would love to win this book and make some magical little things for my sweet babycakes. Thanks!

  310. 336) Alexis

    I don’t know where I’ve been but I’ve got to check out the Cakies blog. That book is too too cute!

  311. Oh man I love Cakies… I remember when the third one was born! And then Glow! (I can’t tell the older ones apart either…)

  312. 338) Erika

    Oh my goodness! My #1 goal for this summer is to learn to sew things for my girls. This book would be perfecto!

  313. 339) Connie Sanders

    Love the cuckoo clock!

  314. 340) Cheryl

    What a PERFECT book!!

  315. 341) Sandy

    Looks like so much fun!

  316. 342) Stacey

    This looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to try!

  317. 343) Heather

    Looks great!

  318. 344) Tiffany

    I love Rubyellen! I am so excited she has a book out, looks like a must-have!

  319. 345) heather

    i love cakies! this book looks amazing and inspiring! i know my girls would love it as much as i do! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  320. 346) Melissa Gravert

    Thank you! This would be a wonderful gift for my sister and I to share:)

  321. 347) Corinne

    WOW! This book looks like so much fun for my girls and me! Thanks so much for sharing!

  322. 348) Cat Kotaka

    Love this

  323. 349) Valentina

    I love cakies and your site too. My little girl would love this book and so would I.

  324. 350) Sarah

    My 9,7 and 5 yr olds would love to do these projects with me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  325. 351) Sarah

    what a lovely giveaway–great projects for the summer!

  326. 352) Katie

    Looks like a fun book!

  327. 353) Nina

    I’d love to win that book!! So cute and fun!

  328. 354) Hannah M

    I’ve loved following her blog for the last few years and this book looks like lots of fun!

  329. 355) Christine

    Baby due any day…and I’d love to come home from the hospital to find this adorable book waiting. Something fun to do with my girls while the baby sleeps. 🙂

  330. 356) leah

    Been looking for a fun book with cool stuff to do with the family! This looks like it fits the bill. 🙂

  331. 357) Genevieve

    This book sounds AmaZing!! Would love to make more things with my boys being involved with me too!! 🙂 Would Love to Win it:)

  332. 358) Jenny Hunt

    Oh my! I’d love this book!!!!

  333. 359) Mama D

    My little one is rapidly adopting my love of all things textile. And tactile. These projects look amazing! We’d love to have a copy!

  334. 360) Tiffany

    This book looks adorable. Love her site soooo much and so happy that she has released a book. Would love to win it!

  335. 361) Sara

    my girls would love this book, such fun activities!

  336. 362) amber

    I just love cakies…i have her blog bookmarked in my web browser so I can visit often…just like I have yours bookmarked. I love looking through all the fun ideas.

  337. 363) Cindy Sully

    I love Cakies! The book is on my wishlist:-) Thanks for the peek!

  338. 364) Baley

    I would love to win that book! It’s beautiful!

  339. 365) Nicole M

    Yay new summer projects to entertain myself…and children!

  340. 366) Misti

    Such adorable projects!

  341. 367) sasa

    I can’t wait to start sewing with my daughter! Love it!

  342. 368) coral

    Looks like such a fun book, love her blog!

  343. 369) Leah

    So fun! It would be hard to pick what project I would want to make first 🙂

  344. 370) Kelly

    What a fun book! Adding that to my wish list.

  345. 371) Julie

    Would love to win the book !!

  346. 372) Allyn Pazienza

    Found your skirt and pillow tutorials on YouTube – so great! Looking forward to staying up to date with your website. I am relatively new to sewing (2 years) but already love it! Can’t wait to make a skirt for my best friends little girl!!!

  347. 373) Claudia Davis

    Looks like a great book for Nonni and granddaughter to have fun creating new things ideas

  348. 374) Mo

    Looks like a great book!

  349. What a fun looking book! I’d love to try some of those ideas out. Thanks for the chance at winning it.

  350. 376) Cassandra

    Thanks for sharing! I haven’t come across Cakies before 🙂

  351. 377) April

    The book looks amazing! Just what I need to get sewing again!

  352. 378) tamara heng

    would love to be inspired by this book, my kids would have a blast

  353. 379) Sarah

    So excited to take a look at her blog and would love to make some of her inspiring things for my kiddoes.

  354. 380) Aairyn

    It looks like so much fun! I would treasure a copy!

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  356. 383) Erica

    I am smitten already. Would love a copy!! Thanks, Dana (and Ruby!)!

  357. 384) Cecilia

    me, me, pick me!
    (see my hand waving way up cuz i’m standing beside my desk cuz i reeeeeally want that book? 😉

  358. 385) Cary

    What a fun giveaway. My daughter would love this!

  359. 386) Lisa

    What a fun book!

  360. 387) British American

    Looks wonderful! I’ve visited her blog several times before too. I wonder if I found her via you. I just love her projects and her daughters’ names. 🙂

  361. 388) Jessica

    I am always looking for new ideas! Cute stuff! Would be great to make gifts for the two little ones my sister is adopting!

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  363. 390) Kerry

    This book could add some great touches to my daughters new art studio! Pick me please :0)

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  365. 392) Georgea

    Such fun ideas for summer!

  366. 393) Allison

    WOuld Love IT so Adorable!

  367. 394) Sarah

    Would love some inspiration!

  368. 395) jen w

    i would love to win this book, my kids love to create things with me and my oldest son really wants me to teach him to sew, we’ve started, but he always wants to do more! it looks like a beautiful book!

  369. 396) anne

    yes please 🙂

  370. I am hoping for this one big time! I want to sew with my sweet daughter:)

  371. 398) althea

    Oh I LOVE her!!!!! That book looks amazing!!!!

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