Aug 30, 2007

100th post giveaway

Montessori By Hand is 100 posts old! To celebrate this milestone, and to thank you for reading, I thought I'd give away some patterns. Leave a comment and your name will be added to the drawing. Three winners, each of whom will get to pick one of my sewing patterns, their choice!

reading pillow white circleMontessori child's apron circle
mei tai front carry

The random number generator will pick the lucky numbers on Saturday morning - good luck!

xo, Meg

122 comments:

APKimberMama said...

I love your blog. We're holistic life learners learners, so I'm not a teacher (but I think of myself as a guide). There is so much about Montessori I love.

I first found your site linking through another great craft blog.

I love the book pillow, and once my sewing skills are more than theoretical I intend to give it a try.

Peace.

Miriam said...

Just found your blog but I love it!

Tracey said...

I came across your blog through Soule Mama. I quickly added you to my list of favorites! I am a homeschooling mom of 3 and love being able to stay home and play with my children. Love your patterns and style.

Lynne said...

I just love your blog! I have just discovered the world of craft blogs, and they are really fueling my creativity as a new crafter. I am especially inspired by your work. Everything on your blog is a visual delight! Thanks so much for sharing, Meg!

Anna said...

I'm starting to sew Christmas presents, and I would love to make that book pillow!

Katherine said...

I'm a product of a Montessori upbringing and I love love love your patterns and ideas!

Kat said...

Love your blog, the yoga of the other day reminded me that I should try this with my kids again.

Melissa said...

Hi I found your blog recently and have been enjoying it a lot. I love the baby carrier. It looks very comfy for a little one and for mama!

Annie said...

I came across your blog through Soule Mama too, I'm loving it!

JaimeM said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!! And wow, a giveaway, very nice! Love reading your blog and all your ideas. Very inspiring. :)

*karen said...

OK, this is irresistible. I usually just lurk here, it's such an inspirational blog.

Mefuza said...

I too found your blog through soulemama and have really enjoyed reading through some of your post. Can't wait to see more from you.

Jcbaron99 said...

I LOVE the blog, I linked here a couple of months ago through The Angry Chicken blog. Your projects and creativity are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

The Lord Family said...

Thank you for your blog! I enjoy your posts and have been inspired by some of your ideas in our homeschool. Happy 100th post!

Spinneretta said...

Isn't it great to reach that milestone? Congratulations on 100 posts!

I love the crafts you have on here, you are very talented!

jackie said...

I just recently found your blog an d love it - keep up the good work!

Stephanie Ozenne said...

Love the patterns! What a lucky day to stop by!

sequinK said...

Just recently added your blog to Bloglines -- I'm all about craft blogs these days and your projects are very inspirational. Congrats on your 100th post!

downstairs Designs said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I love the book pillow, and only yesterday was browsing through your archives of other projects (I love the fabric envelope!).

Anonymous said...

We've just started our family and are learning all we can about Montesorri. We were thrilled to find your website!

Addie

Anamaria said...

Thanks for the giveaway offer--I think I'm going to be a regular around here anyway!

Bethany Hissong said...

Congratulations on reaching 100!
I know readers at my site thanked me for posting about yours... we all follow your great projects regularly!!!

Shauna said...

I love you blog and I LOVE the reading pillow! It's ingenious.

Mrs. H said...

I just found your blog through Soulemama also. I am loving that reading pillow!

Mrs. H

AndieF said...

I love your site. You have given me so many great ideas for my Montessori home preschool/life with my three darling children.

My project this weekend is to make some 3 part card holders!

Thanks!

Amber said...

I love your blog - I have 4 kids and we homeschool and your ideas are just so great! Your patterns are really cute too and so functional!!

Nichole said...

Happy 100th post!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my! Pick me, pretty please!!!

céline said...

I discovered your blog few weeks ago. I don't know so much Montessori pedagogie but now, I want to learn more !! Love your pillow !!

allison said...

found you through soulemama and already purchased the mei tai sling. great stuff! thanks!

AmyP said...

That's very generous, thank you!
I came for the book pillow and stayed for the education! :)

amy said...

Happy 100th post to you! Count me in the drawing. Happy sewing.

Chelsea said...

I also found you through Soule Mama. I homeschool my children and have used SO many of your ideas to make things more hands on for the kids. Thank you for having this blog. It is a real inspiration!

Tracy said...

100 posts congrats-I am a crafter and a homeschooling mom so I was glad to find your blog!

jeanetta said...

happy 100th! i just had mine too.

Kimberly said...

ohh i hope i win.. i want the pillow pattern!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to make a mei tai for a while and have also been eying your lovely pattern. I'd love to win the pattern, so please include me in the drawing!

Haley

Jade said...

Happy 100th!!!!

Jada2929 said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

~*emily*~ said...

I recently found your blog and I love it!

kneek said...

Add my name to the list! Congratulations on writing a thoroughly enjoyable blog.

Angela said...

Happy 100th post! We love it over here!

Janice said...

I've been reading your blog recently and enjoying your style! Congratulations on 100 posts!!!

Sharonnz said...

I'm a Kiwi homeschooling mama of three, looking forward to sewing some of your book pillows with my (nearly) 8yr old daughter...she loves the idea for gifts and for her special reading spot!

Cary said...

Would love to be in the drawing. Love your pictures.

fiberfairy said...

I´ve been here for a while, just have to say I find a lot of inspiration here...

jbs said...

I am still loving your blog! Congratulations on 100 posts!
Keep up the good work.
Jenn

Lindz (Yankee Girl Designs) said...

I just found your blog a few days ago and love it already. I secretly spend 3 hours at work on Tuesday reading all of your posts :)

sarah said...

Just found your blog and all the cool links you mentioned, and bookmarked like crazy!

Anonymous said...

i'm homeschooling my two girls and your blog is a great resource...thanks for sharing...
:) laura

ps i love the photos of all your creations too!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

The Wooden Spool said...

Love your patterns!! Fantastic!

erin said...

meg, all your projects are lovely! i have been lurking for a bit....thanks for sharing your talents!

Jessica said...

I'm an AMI Montessori elementary teacher, and I love adapting some of your classroom materials and methods for my older kids. I know that my kids are going to LOVE the yoga cards I just made for my class. Thank you, thank you, for all your beautiful ideas and patterns.

susi said...

your blog is beautiful and the designs as well

Jacks in Idaho said...

Greetings from Idaho! Thank you for posting about your fabulous life-

M said...

I absolutely love your blog. I have shared it with so many of my friends. Your talents are just stunning.

Thank you for posting!!!

Happy 100th Post Birthday!!!!!!

Tami Jo said...

meg, your's is a blog I look forward to visiting regularily. your beautiful creations and learning enhancing patterns are an inspiration.
thank you for sharing with us a glimpse of your creative spirit.

Sarah said...

I check your blog almost everyday, keep it up!

Sharon said...

happy hundredth!

Maggi said...

Really love your book pillow... I would love to make a set of them for my classroom!

Christie said...

Congrats on #100! As a mum of 2 young kids I love you blog, thnaks! x

jojoebi said...

WoW, I can't belive you are up to 100 already and each post well worth the read.

Robyn said...

Congratulations! So glad I found your blog. it has been instrumental in me applying some Montessori teaching philosophies with my children.

Amy said...

I am a Montessori directress too, living currently in Kuala Lumpur. I am also a bit crafty! My 4 year old's school is band new and serves the local population - since I cannot legally work here, I plan to be the best material making parent volunteer ever!

Adrienne said...

Hi! I have a Kozy carrier - just like yours - I love it! I just recently stumbled upon your blog ... shortly after I drug my sewing machine out of the closet! Looking forward to seeing many more of your projects. Adrienne

Mary said...

I am inspired by everything you make, and the attention you give to your teaching. I would love one of your patterns.

I'll be reading the next 100 posts!

Tiffany said...

i also have just discovered you and have been delighted and inspired by your life. i am homeschooling with the montessori philosophy in mind and intend to go to the ami training institute to become a teacher after my kids are older. right now i am simply here with them, though here is often changing. thank you so much for sharing your life and work here. take care.
xo

Jennifer said...

Thanks. I would love to win one of your patterns.

Christina said...

Please include me in the drawing. I love love love the book pillow. Also love the blog to pieces.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I've been reading your blog now for a couple of months (like a lot of the commenters, I think I probably found it through Soule Mama) and am truly enjoying it. The patterns are charming!

Joey said...

Yay!

Beth H said...

oh how exciting...100 posts and we get to celebrate...thanks for the party favor offer!

karla said...

Congratulations, Meg. I love the blog!!!

Leslie said...

i love your blog. The projects are all so great.

Nicole said...

I really enjoy your blog and would love to have a pattern of yours!

AmandaChristina said...

Love reading your blog! Would love to win the book pillow pattern. Pick me, pick me!

kelly said...

Your photos are always perfect. I read your blog whenever I need some inspiration or cheering up!

meg said...

count me in--your work is lovely.

Poppy & Mei said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog, been reading it for a few weeks now. Happy 100th post & keep up the good work! Xx

fiona said...

i dofeel alittle strangeleaving a comment when a prize is offered but as i do leave commnets and dont class my self as a lurker(most of the time)i thought i'd say hi, glad that we are flick contacts, nice to be getting to know you!!

Sharon said...

I'm usually a lurker, but couldn't resist! I think I found you through Angry Chicken. I added you to my Google Reader, and now you are one of the first I read when you have a post. I love your projects and pictures!

Kelly said...

I just love your blog, I'd love to be in the drawing. Thank you!

erin said...

oooh, love the apron! i am going to make one for a niece but just make it up as i go along, so a pattern would be awesome! thanks.

Anonymous said...

Happy 100 Post. I hope there are lots more coming our way, your blog is great.

Erin B

Amy Lu said...

I just found your blog a week or so ago (through Amanda) and you've already risen to one of my top 6 blogs to check every day....

I love your creativity! I'm a stay at home mom of 2, and we're "home learning." Incorporating a little Waldorf, a little Montessori, and a whole lot of Charlotte Mason. :o)

All three of your patterns are my favorite! Unfortunately I don't have any tiny people to carry around in your carrier, but I could use either of the other ones! (and if a tiny person ever happens our way again, you can be sure I'll be back to buy that mei tai!)

Tekla said...

Count me in! I just started working at a Montessori school as was thrilled to stumble upon your lovely blog. Keep up the good work!
Britt

Steph said...

Please add me to the mix for the drawing, and to the list of happy readers!

Hanane said...

Meg,

I have been stalking your blog since I found it. Love your pictures and patterns. Thank you for doing this.

Hanane

Big E and Little S said...

Seriously, I love this blog. It is so much fun to pop in here and see your cheery images, read your words, and get inspired. Thanks for the fun stuff...

Vickie said...

Congrats on the milestone! Great blog.

Jessica said...

WOOOO HOOO! Givaways!! Pick me Random Number Genorator!!!

Megan said...

First time to your site and I CAN see what all the fuss is about. I got my Montessori training in West Texas and all of my children have benefitted from a montessori way of life.

Dana said...

I found your blog through another one, and since I will be staying home next year with our 2 yo and a newborn, I am getting all sorts of ideas of what to do from your blog - songs, yoga, etc. (I am not a natural mama like some people.) Thanks for your blog!

Bridget said...

I can't believe you've had 94 comments! I'd love one of your patterns, I've used several of your ideas for our homeschool!

Lauren said...

Like lots of others I got here through Soule Mama. I stay at home with my two toddlers and I'm very interested in Montessori--for us it makes so much sense, how could it not be a natural part of everyday life?

I also love to sew and love your patterns. I make lots of baby slings, but have yet to try a mei tai.

Thanks for sharing such wonderful thoughts!

amanda said...

Happy 100, Meg! ;)

Lisa said...

Thanks for 100 posts of inspiration. Happy blogsday.

Lisa

Meredith said...

Ditto what everyone else said, I think 98 times already :) Congratulations on such a beautiful blog!

Nicki said...

Congratulations!
I really enjoy your blog - craft and Montessori in one place, what more could you want?

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago. I have a young one and hope to teach her crafting too!

Andie said...

loving your blog, really inspiring, keep it up!

Bailey said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I love your blog. It's very insprirational. I actually looked into becoming a Montessori teacher because of you and this blog. Thank you!

Esther said...

I just stumbled onto your blog earlier this week and spent a few hours one evening reading through all of your archives. I am a new mom (3 1/2 months) and already thinking about the best place for my son when I return to work next year. My dearest hope is that we can find someone like YOU!

Wendy said...

Count me in. I'd love to have any of your patterns, especially the pillow.

Rachelle said...

happy 100th.
LOve your blog :)

Jennifer said...

I'd love your patterns, and I'd love the chance to try one. (I'm a novice, so I'd also make a good beta tester, should be need one.)

I love your blog. Montessori is something I've always thought was intriguing, and reading this blog is giving me insights into the workings of a Montessori classroom.

Jennifreckles said...

I love your blog! I enjoy hearing ideas from someone actually teaching by the Montessori method. Thanks for the insights and inspiration.

Suzanne said...

love your blog! i plan to make some reading pillows for christmas!

Alyssa said...

As a mom and teacher myself, I appreciate your sincerity and lovely ideas.

Soule Mama pointed me your way as well! Hooray!

Beth said...

I love it, I found your blog from Angry Chicken...another blog I am bookmarking...
Enjoying what I am seeing.
Wanting a sewing machine for my birthday this year. Never too old right?

Anonymous said...

Hello,

just a note to say how much I love your blog - have had great fun with the girls doing activities together. Thanks for the inspiration! Marie/x

kristen said...

found you originally through angry chicken, and now again today through soule mama. will be back many more times in the future!

Lynn in Tucson (unpastis@dvtv.com) said...

Hi - I've been meaning to introduce myself. I am a former Montessori kid (a LONG time ago!) and aide in Montessori classrooms. And now my daughter, age 5, is just beginning Montessori school.
Your site is lovely! And so interesting!

Aidan, Brad and Lyndsey said...

I love how creative you are and the wonderful ideas I get for my classrooms just by reading your blog! Thank you!

Violet said...

Love your blog!! Would love to win one of your patterns. :-)

The Whole Self said...

sounds fun!

Gina said...

Great ideas! Thanks!

Gina

lbug3000 said...

yea!! i love your blog...i have a few little montessorians myself...
christie

Ana said...

I'd love to enter the giveaway! Thanks!

wayfarer said...

I've just found your blog by doing a search for mai tai - i'd love to enter the drawing. Guess what i'd choose. :-)

Loving the blog and bookmarking it now.

Norma said...

Hi!
I love your blog. Your photographs are so artistic. I've been wanting the Montessori apron pattern for a while but now it doesn't seem to be available. I hope I win it!!
I wish you the best in all your endeavors!