Giveaway: It’s A Family Affair!

Meet The Handy Mom(s)! Matriarch Sally Bird is the original Handy Mom. She is a skilled seamstress who made dresses for her daughters and since becoming a Handy Grandma, her talents have been reignited! Her Martha Stewart-like abilities include painting, hanging wallpaper, sewing clothes, pillows, curtains, yard work and more. She is available to assist in almost any domestic project!

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Daughter Stephanie Williams has a talent of her own. She creates sweet pillows with bold stripes, fun fabrics and cross stitch personalization! A great gift or addition to any room.

These handy ladies are giving away a custom handmade pillow in the color scheme of your choosing! Here’s how to enter:

1. Comment on this post with what you are “Handy” at! It could be anything from assembling furniture, gardening or seamlessly gluing back together the vase that your son just broke (Ahem)!
2. For extra credit, subscribe to Project Nursery for our daily update or feed. If you already subscribe, just let us know!
3. Contest ends at 11:59pm, Friday, August 22, 2008.
4. Winner is selected by

And for added Friday inspiration, check out the Handy children’s room. We know this is a hot topic among Project Nursery readers (brothers and sisters sharing a room). While originally all pink and girly, baby number three came along. So when little Owen had to move in, Mom (with the design help from Handy sister Jen) added cool blue blocks to give him own his boy space within the same room!

CONTEST CLOSED – Congrats to Courtney of A Mom Speaks. Who says the first few comments never wins!


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    I’m very handy at house repair work; except from when I tried to fix a “little electric problem” and almost set the house on fire.

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    I’m handy at putting my 2 year old on the potty while balancing on one foot, because my other foot is in front of the trash can keeping the 11 month old from getting in it. (I can do all that while talking on the phone, too!) :)

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    I’m handy at organizing – I can make any place look better just by figuring out where everything should go. tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    I am handy at most crafts. I can see a craft item on tv the store etc and figure out how to make it. And I’m handy at teaching crafts to kids

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    Those pillows are so great! I would love to have one for one of my boys!

    I guess my handy skill is baking. Right now I have some pizza dough that I have been making for 3 days. It has to rise for 12 hours and be punched down several times, only to rise for 12 more hours!

    onlycancan at hotmail dot com

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    Well, if you need a suitcase or car packed up for a trip, I’m your woman! I have this ridiculous knack for efficiently packing in small spaces with the added bonus of making sure anything that might be needed urgently is immediately accessible. However, be not dismayed…my purse is a disaster! Too bad I can’t manage to get it organized!

    Those pillows are adorable! I think I might check into them for gifts.

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    It’s definitely assembling furniture for me. My husband procrasinates badly at it so I usually do it myself. Hey, it always looks good!

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    I’m handy at hanging pictures – my husband just can’t do it! I guess I have more patience for measuring etc. Thanks!

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    I’m really handy at creating a great meal from scraps in the fridge and in the corners of a nearly bare kitchen cabinet. It really forces me to be creative and has been the catalyst to some great dinners!

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    I am good at scrapbooking and I love doing it to its relaxing and fun. I love capturing all our memories.

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    I am handy at sewing, which sure comes in handy around here! :) :) :)

    Thank you for the great giveaway!


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    I am handy at making christmas ornaments. I love finding little items that can be made into something special for the tree!

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    I am a great gardener. I have many flower gardens and love to host garden parties and share with friends.

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    I’m pretty handy at hand stitching. When it comes to using a sewing machine my hands get sweaty and my mouth dry, but I can wip up a few hand stiches pretty quick and easy.

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    I’m handy at making cakes. Last summer I decided to learn how, and it’s really taken off. Usually they’re 3-D, but they’re always unique!

    I’ve done people, animals, purses, diaper bags, food (a cake that looked like a baked turkey for Thanksgiving), replications of things, etc…

    It’s a lot of fun!

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    I’d like to think I’m pretty handy. I can sew and mend clothing. I enjoy knit/crochet little toys and gifts. I can bake a mean pie. I’m not so good with mechanical stuff, but that’s what my brother is for! LOL

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    I am handy at gardening, cross-stitch and making Christmas ornaments. The pillows are lovely, thank you for the contest!

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    I’m handy at cooking with a 19 month old “helping” if that counts. My mom is really handy at sewing and I’m handy at asking her to sew things…

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    I’m handy at 1 craft and 1 craft only…fabric memo boards..I can make a fabulous fabric memo board! That’s it, and hubby does all the house handy work, I’m not allowed too! :)
    I’m subscribing too, great site!

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    I just found out that i’m good at fixing up the house! I didn’t know I could use a power drill!

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    I’m handy at cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, and gardening to name a few. The list could go on, lol. Thanks!

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    I am handy when it comes to technology stuff: computers, dvd players…setting them up, figuring out what’s wrong when it stops working…

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    I am really handy at putting together Ikea furniture – I could totally work for them as a service to go out and set up people’s purchases

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    Stocking the upright freezer…my husband is always amazed how I can manage to fit one more thing in there when he can’t ;)

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    I am very good at baking. Mostly I bake cookies but I can master just about any recipe. My co-workers love me because I keep them so well fed.

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    I’ve just discovered that I’m pretty good at a lot of things. My husband just got relocated out of state and I’m left to spruce up the house. Amazingly, I’m great at painting, taking care of 3 kids by myself and having a garage sale.

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    I am pretty handy at whipping up baked goods for family get-togethers. I am also a pretty good knitter. One of my sisters had me knit five baby blankets in a 5 week time to give to friends at baby showers.

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    Im pretty good at painting rooms, and I really enjoy it (in moderation). These pillows are too cute! Thanks!

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    I’m handy at painting and especially faux painting. I’ll paint anything that isn’t moving! I’m also a subscriber via bloglines…yeah!!!!!

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    What a wonderful giveaway. You really got some talent. Wish I could sew like this. I guess that I’m most talented at baking and making chocolates. I love to bake and around the holidays, I always make chocolates of all types to give out to friends and neighbors as gifts. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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    I’m handy with pc issues and also just as handy when it comes to hemming a pair of pants or making home made cookies!

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    I am handy at making delishish, mouth watering, fattening dinners that I have to watch everyone else eat while I diet.

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    I love these pillows-so pretty! I am handy myself at gardening-inherited my mother’s green thumb!

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    I’m pretty handy at gift wrapping. I can make even a simple gift look impressive by using colorful (yet not too busy) wrap and fluffy curling bows!
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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    I’m handy at being creative about things. People usually come to me looking for party ideas/themes/favors. I’m also handy when it come to designing. People tell me I have a great eye for detail.

    Thank you for the great giveaway.

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    I am very handy at photography and taking care of my family. I enjoy the crazy chaotic life with my teens!!

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    I am creative with our finances and our meals. Some how I can stretch our dollars into organic healthy meals.

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    How fun. I’m definitely handy at fixing things (anything). It’s always been a good challenge for me to figure things out and I love it.

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    There is nothing like handmade items! Your pillows, belts and burpies are wonderful. I am handy at being a good partner in the “Cranium” game. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Thanks, Cindi

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    I’m handy at assembling the complicate kids toys with a zillion pieces! I’m also good with decorating and choosing and hanging artwork!

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    I’m handy at electronics..I can plug in the tv, cable, dvd player, home stereo system all without the use of the manuals, and everything works! It’s a gift ;)

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    I am handy at putting together furniture and making things – I love to paint, make collages, and work with clay.
    Thanks so much for this blog!

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    I can come up with a dinner when you think there is nothing in the cupboard…I always amaze my husband (and myself)…The pillow is beautiful…keeping my fingers crossed….

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    I am handy at party planning. I am getting quite good at drawing and cutting large animals out of cardboard for party yard decor.

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    I’m handy at being “dr mom” and fixing boo-boos and owies and puting smiley face stickers on regular bandages when we run outta the pretty ones lol. I’m also handy at assemblying anything from bookshelves to a treadmill to a grill!

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    I’m definitely not this handy, but I am handy in the garden. Pulling weeds in the summer is what my hands are doing. Thanks!

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    What a great giveaway! I have subscribed to your feed (love it!) and I’m really only handy at baking. I love it, especially messing around with different muffin and cupcake recipes. I have “handily” come up with a delicious recipe for kiwi muffins that are to die for.

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    I am handy with my laptop! I use it for almost everything now, including webchatting with friends across seas, typing up my research papers for the University, and chatting with my brothers who are at home.
    Danielle [email protected]

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    My claim to fame is putting together a bike on Christmas Eve for my son (years ago). It took hours, a couple of egg nogs and some frustration, but I did it! So, I guess I can be handy in a crunch!

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    I am handy with making homemade toys! I have started to make some toys out of cardboar boxes for my son! So far I jhve made a car wash and an ice cream shop!

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    These Pillows are so nice! i just love the Santa’s Wishlist pillow ,how cute !! very talented :)
    I think i am pretty handy in baking. My favorite .. Pecan Pie Cupcakes ,they are so easy but taste so yummy :)

    1 cup chopped pecan
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    2/3 cup butter, melted
    2 eggs -medium
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla Extract
    1/2 teaspoon orange Extract
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine all ingredients and mix well.
    Spray a miniature muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
    Fill each 3/4 full.
    Bake in preheated oven for approx.
    24-26 minutes.

    makes 8 -10 ENJOY!

    thanks,great contest !

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    Thank you for having this. I am handy at anything household related. I can cook, clean and wash dishes while braiding hair :) Okay maybe not that good but I sure know how to get it done! lol

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    I am often amazed sometimes at what I find I am handy at. And, from reading what others have said, they are too! I think as women we are often faced with obstacles / emergencies in our life and we are resourceful in finding creative ways to fix them or work through them, and that’s what makes us handy. I fall into that category. Whether it is a last minute sewing jobs on our children’s clothing, or preparing a full course meal at the last minute when some unexpected guests show up, or solving computer problems while you are in the middle of helping your child with their homework on the computer, or volunteering for a church sale and realizing you have a week to make 50 items for the craft show there, etc. we are all handy superhero’s if you ask me!

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    I’m handy at finding the best deals. Whenever anyone needs to buy something they ask me to find them the best price and I usually do.

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    My handiness is in my organizational skills. I am very good at it and everyone asks for my input to get organized.

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    I scrapbook and I think Im pretty good at it . :) I have my own room, studio and I do 3-4 pages or projects a day.

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    I am handy at realiability! If I say I’ll get something done, I won’t forget and do it well!

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    I’m handy at fixing the copier at work. When it jans up or srtarts activing goofy, the secretary’s come get me. I can also fix toilets and stopped up sinks. I guess being married to a plumber for 21 years has rubbed off on me. I’m also handy at volunteering.

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    Baking. I love to bake and I love finding new recipes so I can surprise my family with another creation of mine.

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    I’m “handy” at parallel parking! Seriously, you have no idea how many times I have to park someone elses car who can’t parallel park.

    Thanks – peanutpeddler @hotmail .com

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    These are beautiful pillows.

    I’m handy at lots of easy crafts. I’m just beginning a felt crown for my nieces. They are super excited about them.

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    I’m handy at photography and remembering useless celebrity gossip.

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    I am handy with assembling products. My husband does not even make an attempt anymore. He just opens the box and waits for me to get things assembled. I am also pretty handy with paper and double stick tape.

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    I’m very handy at spending money. Online, in-store, on the street. Where there’s money to be spent, I’ll figure out a way to do so. Does that count???? :)

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    I’m handy at organizing anything. Whether it’s closets, my computer files, or my purse. Being organized makes me feel calm.

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    I’m handy with greeting cards, creating gifts and a little scrapbooking. I like a little of everything though I’m not an expert!

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    I USED to be handy at a lot of things.. yard work, general fixing up of house and crocheting, sewing… now I’m not that handy at very much. Just at providing a ‘lap’ for grand kids and my dog and kitties to sit on.

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    My husband is a grad student and I’m a SAHM, so I’ve become handy at running my house on a tight budget.

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    I’m very handy at cooking. Especially making something out of whatever random is around.

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    I’m pretty handy at scrapbooking. I absolutely love it and I hope it shows in my work.

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    I am our household handy woman. I am in charge of ALL of the “man”ual labor. My husband is the chef!

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    Following directions. Doesn’t matter for what. How to put something together, fix something, get somewhere. Thanks.

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    I am a great spleller , and I have an uncanny ability to hear grammatical errors in others.!

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    Hi! I’m handy at gardening! I have been grooming my garden for 110 long years and this year it has been better than ever! I’d love to win! Thanks!

    [email protected]

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    I can’t cook to save my life, but I can bake you anything you want. I make cream puffs with bavarian cream that are so wonderful.

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    I am the McGyver of the house. I can find a fix it for anything made out of things from here and there. That applies to dinner and faucets,too!

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    I am very handy at knowing where things are. Keeping things organized.


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    i put my crib together myself and painted a murel of horses on my little girls wall.

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    If an email, letter or other correspondence needs to be written up, everybody turns to me. I have a way with words, or so I’ve been told. Art-wise, I’m good with chalk on black paper. My art teacher actually stole some of my work and wouldn’t give it back!!!

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    I am handy at repairing clothes. When I am done the clothes fit and the tear hardly shows.

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    I am a frugal — intensely frugal. My kids don’t ask for things like most children, they say “can you watch for a good deal on ______. I would really like to have one when it goes on sale!”

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    I’m fairly handy at gardening. I start plants in the spring from seed and save my seeds to replant each year.

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    I have been referred to as a jack of all trades and master of none. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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