Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New eBook and GIVEAWAY!

Yes...I made another one of my pretty toilet paper roll cozies. This is very similar to the first one but I would say, is a much improved version. The size is more exact and also, it is sturdier because I had lined it with cotton batting. This way, it would hold its shape and won't collapse as the toilet paper is being used up.

I took pictures as I sewed. For whatever it's worth, I went ahead, laboured, and made the pattern and instructions for it. I personally think the cozy is a pretty neat idea, though I am unsure if many people will be interested in making one for themselves. It is really just one of those simple, functional things that I love creating.

To come up with one standard size for the cozy, I had to look at the different brands available in our local supermarket. I found that as far as sheet size is concerned, the Australian standard appears to be 11 cm by 10 cm (about 4.3" by 3.9"). However, different brands had various number of sheets per roll and also there's one-ply, two-ply and even three-ply. The main difference, I think though, lies on the thickness of the paper because this ultimately determines the total volume of the whole roll. For instance, the inexpensive supermarket brand with 210 sheets and thin paper had less volume than the more expensive kind with extra thick paper and only 180 sheets.

In the end, I decided to settle with the Kleenex brand. I figured, this was a brand that most likely existed worldwide. Its size and volume is also comparable to most of the other good-quality brands I saw. Having said that, I am quite certain the cozy will fit any regular, standard-sized toilet paper roll out there, whether it's Kleenex or not.

The eBook is finished and is now listed in my shops, here and here.

For a chance to win a FREE copy of this new eBook, just leave a comment below. Sign up to be a follower if you aren't one yet. And please do not forget to include your name, as well as a way to contact you (email, blog, etc) in case you win. Entries close on Sunday, the 22nd Wednesday, the 25th. Winner will be announced the following day, Monday, the 23rd Thursday, the 26th. Hope you can all join, thanks!


  1. Hello
    Thank you for the chance.

  2. I love your tp cozie, I'd make one lol, I love cozies

  3. Thanks for the chance to win! You are very kind and generous.
    Doreen : )

  4. Very cute! Now I just have to find a store that sells cute fabric in my area! Would really love to win. Thank you!

  5. Hope I am not too late as I think this is a fabulous giveaway :)

  6. Very cute. The happy fabrics really make me smile. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

  7. That is very cute! Would be cute to set at our church pew because the kids are always needing tissue during church. I won't let them get up during service so we have to improvise. This would be CUTE to have there!! Thanks for the chance. :0)

  8. Hello Corinne,

    I try my luck... that would be so cool to sew...

    warmest regards from Germany


  9. Hi Corinne, it's me again, just wanted to let you know I put a link to you Giveaway post on my blog, hope you get more visitors participating : )

  10. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Love the projects you post.

  11. :D I'm here! Thanks for this opp!

  12. Hi corinne, do you have a facebook? If so, is it ok to add you as a friend? Let me know, tnx!

  13. Heart of Mary: Ube Macapuno Cake Recipe

    Hi Corrine

    i'm new here and i've seen your Beautiful Ube Macapuno Cake , I've tried 2 times to make a Ube Cake but it was not really color violet it was greyish . My question is should i put more food coloring? and i always use purple yum but its not really taste like ube the cake what should i do? And what did you use to put like a powder in the side of the cake? I'm filipina too and i have no idea what to do hope you can help me ��

    1. Please refer to my posts about the ube macapuno cake. Find it the Recipes section (click tab at the top of the page).