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100 posts!!

A traditional 100th blog post comes with a giveaway.
Well, this WILL be a giveaway …. but with a difference.

I have signed up in recent months for 3 ‘Pay It Forward’s:

Which means I am supposed to offer handmade gifts to NINE lovely readers.

Here is the deal ….. the first 9 commenters will receive a handmade item from me within the next 365 days.
In turn, you must each commit to offering a ‘Pay It Forward’ on your own blog to 3 other people who must then offer to 3 others, etc.

Please do NOT leave a comment if you are not willing to follow through with this.

Also, please make sure I have some way of contacting you.

And just because I can’t leave a post without some photos, here is the cushion I made for Ella’s kinder teacher Peter who left her child care centre last week.

Apparently, the only colours he uses in his furnishings at home are: white, cream and occasionally off-white. Hard work!!

Have a stitchin’ week!

Andi 🙂

EDIT 9/11/09: One more spot available. One of the first nine commenters was not signing up for the PIF!!


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Winners all ’round

Yesterday I received a lovely parcel from Kate after I won her giveaway over at Fox’s Lane.
It’s ironic because Kate and I grew up together, grew apart in recent years and have reconnected via our craft blogs.

Here’s what I received:

  • A copy of her mum’s new book
  • A gorgeous crocheted (by Kate) flower brooch (that I have had to fight Ella for)
  • T-shirts for each of the kids screen printed by Kate
  • A cup cake tote bag for treasures

Here I am enjoying my brooch in the lovely Melbourne sunshine (welcome back Spring!!)

And here are some terrible shots of my kids in their t-shirts:

Ella is TOTALLY channelling Joe Cocker.

Separated at birth? Maybe!

In other news, I have finally finished the tote bag promised for my giveaway winner, blogless Jane. Jane asked for pinks and aquas but expressed a dislike for floral prints so I have gone for more geometric looking fabrics.

Fabrics are: Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks collection; Cathedral in Peony and Amy Butler’s Love collection; Sunspots in Turquoise.

I hope she likes it. But I could easily be tempted to hang on to it myself. (Only joking Jane)

Enjoy the sunshine.

Andi 🙂

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First, thank you all so much for your lovely and supportive comments.

I do feel loved!!!

The giveaway winner is:

….. blogless Jane. I have sent you an email Jane and I’m looking forward to hearing from you so I can get sewing!!

Thanks again to everyone for playing along.

Andi 🙂

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It’s my first blogiversary and my very first giveaway!!!

I would like to make the winner a bag like this one:

Completely reversible …

With pockets inside and out …

But the winner would get to choose their favourite colours and I will make the bag to suit!!!

Here’s the deal:

1. You get one entry by leaving a comment on this post. Please include your email address so I will know how to get in touch with you if you win.

2. You get a second entry by blogging about this giveaway… please leave a new comment to let me know you have done this (with a link so I can make sure you’re not cheating 😉)

3. You get another chance by becoming a follower of this blog and leaving a separate comment. Already a follower? Just leave a comment to let me know.

(Please note, I will be using a random number generator to select one comment for a winner so please leave SEPARATE comments for each of the allowed entries to maximise your chances).

International entries welcome as well as Aussies.

Entries close Monday, 12th October, 9am Melbourne time.

I hope this is an appealing prize. I have been so very grateful for the warmth and friendship I have received via this blog in the past year and I really want to reciprocate as best I can.

Thanks to all of you who have supported / commented / followed over the past year. It has truly made a big difference in my life.

Andi 🙂

PS. I have signed up for three Pay It Forward gifts, so will soon be posting a Pay It Forward of my own but offering NINE handmade items. (What was I thinking!!!)

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I won!!! I won!!!

You may have noticed all the giveaways happening in honour of the launch of Sewn (a new adventure for the lovely Sarah Fielke).

Well, I won a giveaway from the lovely Sarah herself.

Fat quaters of all of these ……

They are the ‘Feathers’ selection from the new Red Letter Day fabric collection by Lizzy House.

Lucky me!!!!

Hope you are having a happy Monday too.

Andi 🙂

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Don’t miss out.

The amazingly talented Kellie is having a fantastic giveaway.

Check it out!!!

Don’t miss your chance to enter the draw for this one. You’ll be sorry if you do.
Andi 🙂

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