It’s My Birthday!!! {SO I have an EXCITING present for you!!!}

So, it’s my 34th birthday today! I am really excited; we call it the day “I can be denied nothing” around our house icon smile Its My Birthday!!! {SO I have an EXCITING present for you!!!}

I have a few fun things going on for my birthday, BUT the most exciting, and the most fun thing is a giveaway, and a HUGE surprise (I haven’t told anyone about this one!) Today I am premiering my very first digital pattern, and because it’s my birthday, I am releasing it for free!!!! What???? YES!

So what’s the pattern? It’s called The Sweet Sarah Apron, named after my sweet sister Sarah, she is one of the first people I ever made an apron for, and she has been encouraging me for a long time to turn it into a pattern, so now I have, and I named it after her!

Sweet Sarah Apron Pattern Download Sweet Sarah Apron Sewing Instructions Download

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This apron is made from quilter’s cotton, has 2 deep pockets in the skirt,

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and is fully adjustable with neck and waist ties.

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The elasticized neck helps the bodice fit in a really flattering way over the bust, and makes it so you don’t have to untie the neck to pull it over your head.

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Paul has helped me digitize the pattern pieces, and there are 5 pages to print off, and I have written a 21 page instruction manual (it’s only that big because I added a lot of detailed pictures) I am SO excited to be releasing this pattern, and I can’t wait to see what you all do with it! If you do make one I would love to either have you email me a picture so I can feature it here, or just tag #sweetsarahapron on instagram.

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The flower is an addition I made that isn’t in the pattern, but I will have a tutorial here for it tomorrow! The buttons are great vintage one’s that I got years ago at an antique store!

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SO What is the giveaway then?

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Why it’s your VERY own apron (in case you didn’t want to sew one of your own icon smile Its My Birthday!!! {SO I have an EXCITING present for you!!!} which I hope you still will!)

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It is in fact THIS very apron that you will receive as your own! (I promise I didn’t get any germs on it!)

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BUT because I LOVE birthdays, and I think turning 34 is pretty fun, I didn’t think that just an apron was a BIG enough giveaway; so I have put together a package of things I have loved from the past year!

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SO the lucky winner will receive 2 yards of the viking fabric I used to make Isaac’s quilt, 2 yards of blue owl fabric, and 2 yards of mustard owl fabric from Emmie’s PR&P Beaded Owl Dress, 2 yards of a stunning grosgrain ribbon with arrow detail (bought at Dongdaemun in Seoul along with the owl fabric) a hand dyed scarf made by a Korean lady with natural Korean dyes, a hand embroidered Korean Thimble, 2 pieces of traditional Korean pottery (one a bud vase, one a ring bowl for putting by your sink or bed,) a pair of small Gingher snips, (my favorite size for keeping with me when unpicking, trimming threads, or embroidering) AND the apron. I don’t have any sponsors, so all of these gifts were bought by me, to give to one of you, as a thank you for reading!

Giveaway Closed (but the apron pattern is still free!!!) 

SO How do you enter? I am giving you multiple chances to enter:

#1 simply follow www.cathgrace.com, and leave me a comment saying you do/have done so!

#2 like cathgrace on FB, and then leave a comment here saying you did.

#3 follow cathgrace on instagram, and then leave a comment here saying you did!

#4 share this giveaway on twitter, your blog, or FB, and then leave a comment here saying you did!

That’s 4 (well actually 6 if you shared on twitter, FB, and your blog) different entries per person!!! I hope you are as excited about this as I am, I hope you will enter lots, and share this giveaway with your friends, because I am really happy about the new blog design, and the new pattern, so I would LOVE to be able to put my best foot forward with meeting new people and sharing the giveaway will certainly help with that!

EDIT: Please leave a separate comment for each entry in the comments section here on this post only, if you haven’t done so already, I will add the extra entries with your name on at the end, so everyone has the right amount of entries!

The giveaway will be open for one week, so it will close on the 13th, and I will announce the winner on the 14th so be sure to check back and see if you are a winner! (especially if your email isn’t linked to your comments/profile) The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. I am also NOT limiting the giveaway to just US residents, so wherever you are in the world, if I can ship it to you USPS, I will ship it to you!!!

Giveaway Closed (but the apron pattern is still free!!!) 

  91 comments for “It’s My Birthday!!! {SO I have an EXCITING present for you!!!}

  1. Tracy Harding
    February 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I liked you on Facebook.

  2. Aleigh
    February 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Happy Birthday! I follow in Facebook. Thanks so much for the chance to win some awesome things from Korea!

  3. Tina George
    February 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love♥♥♥ it!!! great job and happy birthday :)

  4. February 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I followed you on Facebook.

  5. February 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I followed you on Instagram.
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  6. February 6, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I’m not sure if I “followed” you correctly but I tried. I also subscribed to your updates. Let me know if I need to do anything differently.

    By the way, I’m quite excited about this giveaway. I feel like all those fabrics are meant for me. My little boy is obsessed with vikings and my little girl is obsessed with owls. It’s perfect. :) Oh, not to mention that I love that apron and everything else you’re giving away as well.

  7. February 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    And just to show you how much I really want to win, I posted about it on my blog as well. If only I had a twitter account . . .

    http://brianandbritt.blogspot.com/
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  8. neca
    February 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Very cool! I don’t know whether we are friends on fb (my acct is in my SCA name), and I don’t do twitter or instagram. :-) But I enjoy “catching up” with you guys over here. Saunooke & I miss you guys!

    Anyway, love the pattern because I half apron is totally useless to me. That’s NOT where I spill/drop the food! :-)

    Happy birthday!

  9. Lisa
    February 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I follow on bloglovin’

  10. Lisa
    February 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I follow on facebook

  11. Lindsey
    February 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Happy birthday! Love the apron!! Shared on Facebook!:)

  12. February 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Love the pattern too – I will have to make it as I need an apron! Thanks for an amazing giveaway.
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  13. Dagny
    February 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I follow your blog through Feedly, and I follow you on instagram (as Sordidsox) and Facebook (as Dagny Chicoine-Stangl). Happy birthday! I hope this is the start of a fabulous new year for you.

  14. February 6, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I follow you on facebook too.
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  15. Ann
    February 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I follow you on facebook and here (through bloglovin – does that count?). But I mostly wanted to say happy birthday to you and congratulations! The apron looks lovely, but I’m especially happy that the instructions and pattern pieces are separate downloads. I always appreciate that!
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  16. February 6, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Happy 34th birthday! A free sewing pattern and a giveaway ~ you are too generous!
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  17. Janine
    February 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Followed on Facebook and Instagram, shared on Facebook and followed blog! You are one talented lady, Catherine!

  18. Sarah
    February 6, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    You are so awesome! I’m not kidding-with access to this pattern EVERYONE’s a winner!!! I <3 Cathgrace!!!

  19. Joanna
    February 7, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I liked you on Facebook. I LOVE Dongdaemun!

  20. Camea
    February 7, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I have followed your blog, liked you on facebook, and shared on facebook too! I’m with Britt, I would have done the instagram thing (because I would love to win!), but I don’t have an account! Happy Birthday! Sounds like you get spoiled! Uhm, I’m not good at these giveaways, do I need to leave separate coments for each entry or does this work?

  21. colleen
    February 7, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Cute apron!!!

  22. Sharon
    February 7, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Love it! Simply adorable! Pick me!!!

  23. February 7, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Shared a blog post here: http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/2014/02/free-pattern-and-fun-giveaway.html
    following on FB, blog & just added instagram. Excited to try out this pattern…you realize you’re my sewing – crafting idol! Happy birthday! I’m sure your family spoiled you.
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  24. February 7, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for tha apron pattern, & happy birthday! I came over from xoxo Grandma! I follow your blog on bloglovin. I hope that counts, because emails seem to get lost in the “read someday” pile:)
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  25. February 7, 2014 at 3:18 am

    & now following on fb!
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  26. February 7, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Meet your newest Instagram stalker!
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  27. February 7, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Posted on my fb fan page…Facebook dot com slash MayenDesigns. Thank you!
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  28. Joanna
    February 7, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I shared on Facebook.
    If I could only choose one thing that I miss about Korea, it would be shopping in the fabric market!

  29. Nica
    February 7, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Shared on fb

  30. Nica
    February 7, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Liked on fb.

  31. February 7, 2014 at 3:53 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! What a generous giveaway and fun way to celebrate! I liked you on Facebook :)

  32. Nica
    February 7, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Following on my blog.

  33. February 7, 2014 at 3:54 am

    I followed you on Instagram!
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  34. February 7, 2014 at 3:55 am

    I tweeted about this awesome giveaway!

  35. darlingirlcreations
    February 7, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Happy birthday! And thanks for this really fun giveaway! I’m following your site, through WP and email. Have fun today!
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  36. darlingirlcreations
    February 7, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Hope your birthday is a great one! I’m following you on Instagram now (fun!) @darlingirlcreations
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  37. darlingirlcreations
    February 7, 2014 at 5:32 am

    And I, of course, Like your page on Facebook (both from my personal account and my business page!)

  38. darlingirlcreations
    February 7, 2014 at 5:37 am

    One more birthday wish (never can get too many of those)! And I shared this on Twitter (which posted on my Facebook business page, too :-) )

  39. February 7, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you’ve had the most magical day and managed to remember everything you wanted to ask for :p What a fantastic giveaway too- and thank you so much for sharing the pattern! xxx
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  40. Jill
    February 7, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Happy Your Birthday to us! ;)

  41. Martha Fletcher
    February 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I like Catherine here.
    I like Catherine there (Facebook)
    I like Catherine EVERYWHERE!

  42. Martha Fletcher
    February 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I’ve seen Catherine here.
    I’ve seen Catherine there (Instagram).
    I’ve seen Catherine EVERYWHERE!

  43. Martha Fletcher
    February 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I’ve shared Catherine here.
    I’ve shared Catherine there. (Facebook)
    I’ve tried not to share her everywhere but I can’t help myself!

  44. Martha Fletcher
    February 7, 2014 at 6:13 am

    I follow Catherine here. (cathgrace.com)
    I follow Catherine there.
    I’d follow Catherine and her great blog pert near everywhere!

  45. Maria
    February 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Happy Birthday!
    Lovely apron, thank you for the pattern.
    Liked you on FB.

  46. Maria
    February 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Also follow your blog.

  47. kelly t
    February 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I follow your blog by email & bloglovin. Happy Birthday! :)

  48. kelly t
    February 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I also follow you on facebook.

  49. kelly t
    February 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I just started following you on Instagram.

  50. kelly t
    February 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I shared the link on my fb page.

  51. Jill
    February 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Shared on FB

  52. February 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I like you on FB!
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  53. February 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I follow you!
    I love everything in this giveaway! I remember and adore the dress you made for your daughter with that owl fabric.
    Congrats on your first digitized pattern! That is HUGE.
    ~Michelle
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  54. February 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I follow on Facebook

  55. carolee c.
    February 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I follow your blog!

  56. Rebekka
    February 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m following your blog. And I’m so excited about the giveaway, especially the owl fabric. I loved your designs on PRP!

  57. February 8, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Happy Birthday! I am a follower of your blog

  58. February 8, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I am an Instagram follower too
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  59. deborah
    February 8, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Happy Birthday! Very pretty apron. Liked on Facebook and Pinterest!

  60. Diana
    February 8, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Just came upon your site as I saw your lovely apron on a linky .. Just subscribed also ! lol

    I don’t have FB or Twitter accounts ..

    • Diana
      February 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

      forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, its your day !! Hope you enjoy whatever you do …

  61. February 8, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Happy birthday! Love the apron, I think I am going to make it for my best friend.
    Liked you on FB and Pinterest. :)
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  62. February 8, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I would love this give away

  63. Paula
    February 8, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I love the apron! I followed you.

  64. Paula
    February 8, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I liked you on facebook.

  65. Kate
    February 8, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Love the apron, and I am now following you on Facebook! Happy Birthday!

  66. Tammy Inskeep
    February 8, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Catherine I liked your page on facebook and shared it. Dan and I really enjoyed your Christmas card. Thank you for sending us one. I like to look at your blog when you post new things and see how you and the family are doing. I was just showing my husband how talented you are. I hope that some day he will get to meet You, Paul and the kids. I Hope everything is going well. I really like the fabric you used to make the Sweet Sarah Apron!

  67. karol
    February 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I liked you on fb

  68. aleigh
    February 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I follow on Instagram

  69. kitblu
    February 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I signed up for email.

  70. kitblu
    February 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I shared on Facebook –> MPaula Whelan

  71. February 9, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Awesome! Congrats on your first pattern release! I follow you on Instagram.

  72. Joanna
    February 9, 2014 at 3:07 am

    LOVE this apron, I always have! I would be so so pleased to win! I already follow your blog

  73. Joanna
    February 9, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I follow you on IG too – I’m beeetyj :-)

  74. Joanna
    February 9, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I remember when I was looking ALL OVER for that Viking fabric for you! I don’t have FB or I’d follow you there as well :-) thanks for the great pattern

  75. Terri Lynch
    February 9, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Happy Birthday! Soaps in the mail monday. :>)
    I’ve been following CATHGRACE for awhile now. You’re in my bookmark bar so I can just check on you easy!

  76. Terri Lynch
    February 9, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Hi again – I shared you on my facebook status!

  77. Terri Lynch
    February 9, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Soooo glad to follow on FB too. There are DAYS I don’t sit down at the computer – but I see you through the FB feed. So excited to enter the drawing…I’d love to put some of that owl fabric in my next quilt.

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    February 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

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    February 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

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    February 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

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    February 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

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  90. Dana
    February 21, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Thanks for all the cool ideas. I’ve been looking for tween sewing ideas everywhere! I am following you on all sites and will tell my friends about you!

    Thanks, again!
    Dana

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