Monday, 2 January 2012

New Year Giveaway

Well, as promised I'm back with a little giveaway to celebrate the New Year and my increasing number of followers.  I've got one of my rolls of lovely recycled fabrics cut mostly from old shirts in pretty Summery colours.  The strips are all 4" wide and various lengths, so you could use them to make a quilt or cushions, bags, whatever you fancy.  I'll also add some buttons and a sweet smelling lavender bag.
Just leave a comment on this post if you want to enter and I will draw a winner next Sunday (9th) lunchtime.  Open to all and I will post anywhere in the world.
Good luck!



I hope you all had a good break and are feeling ready to tackle 2012.  I'm glad last year is over to be honest. There were too many ups and downs, dramas and hospital visits in my family for my liking.  I've got a feeling this year is going to be better.

Some years we use the week after Christmas to make a start on tidying the veg plot but due to the dismal weather I haven't ventured much further than a triangle between bed, sofa and kitchen!  I've been exploring Pinterest Here a lot and thinking it might be useful for keeping a note of the veg I grow each year. I always forget to note the varieties and think I'll remember but this seems like a neat way to do it.  

I dug out all the catalogues and a blank plan for 2012 and got busy with the post-it notes. It's always more fun planning than actually planting and weeding it all!


Also got this sweet little bird house for Christmas which needs fixing up somewhere before the birds start nesting in the spring. 


Hopefully I'll be back to more regular blogging once I'm over this lazy lull
Best wishes for 2012
xxx

31 comments:

  1. Hi there Happy New Year, love your pretty bird house, very sweet :D
    Please count me in for your giveaway
    Lots of love Karen x

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  2. Would love love love to win as just got my first sewing machine for christmas - yeah.

    Happy new year!

    Leah x

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  3. I've set myself a challenge of quilts for all nieces and nephews for next Christmas so any fabrics are a bonus at the moment. I plan a recycled shirt one for my son so this would be perfect!

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  4. I read your blog all the time although this is my first time commenting. :o)

    That roll of fabrics looks so enticing and the buttons so delicious that I just had to enter your giveaway. Thanks for giving us the chance to win them.

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  5. I think I might be one of those new followers! Please count me in for your giveaway x x

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  6. Oooh lovely fabrics and buttons,i love the please count me in please to your giveaway xxxx

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  7. I'm one recent follower of this blog . Your give away is very attractive! please count me in!

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  8. A Happy New year to you and your family! I hope it will be full of joy, good health and laughter.

    It's good to see I am not the only one with my head in the garden. It's so much fun thinking about the new gardening season.

    Your give-away looks lovely, but do you mind if I will not participate? I still have to finish my crocheted plaid :-( After that I will have to finish some embroidery that is still laying around in one of my cupboards......

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  9. Happy New Year. I love your pink bird house, hope you get some pretty birdies in the garden who want to move in.

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  10. It sure does look like a lot of fun organising how your veg patch is going to be.
    Yes please! I would Love to be entered in your giveaway! :-)

    Ashley xxx

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  11. åååh så fin en præmie:)

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  12. Happy New Year all the way from New Zealand. I have only recently discovered your lovely blog - very pretty and inspiring. I would love to win your giveaway.

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  13. thank you for sharing...always a pleasure and inspiration when i visit
    must get back to my blog and clear out the cobwebs....lynnie

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  14. OOOOHHH I like warn and washed fabrics , count me in the giveaway and thank you very much..

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  15. What a lovely giveaway, everything you put together looks so lovely. We would make a good team; I can't be bothered planning too much with my garden but love the planting and weeding. :)

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  16. I need to have a willow tree removed before I can get on with planning my vegetable patch...but I love the tree! Lovely giveaway...Happy New Year! :)x

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  17. Beautiful fabrics and buttons... I would love to make something creative with it... count me in your give away

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  18. Hi , what a lovely giveaway....please pop my name in the hat :0)
    Jacquie x

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  19. Happy New Year! I've recently started following your lovely blog - thank you for the chance to win such lovely fabrics and buttons xx

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  20. Hi Im izzyrquilts@gmail.com to let u know I have a new email address u dont have to count this as an entry I already entered to win just a change in email imr2012@comcast.net thanks

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  21. ciao...i'm lunamea@yahoo.it...
    My craft wish for this year?
    learn to quilting....I hope TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFULL FABRICS
    Your blog is " bellissimo"

    Ciao from Sardinia

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  22. What a generous give away for someone who would like to start quilting.
    You have discovered the delights of pinterest! How many hours could you easily lose on that wonderful site?
    Happy new year to you, look forward to continuing to read your lovely blog this year.
    Jo x

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  23. Happy New Year I truely hope this year cast it's rays on you and your family in a healthier light

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  24. Lovely blog! Please count me in in the give away!

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  25. i was searching for inspiration on the net and stumbled across your blog :) i'm very happy i did. i'm new to this blog thing but i hope to be a keen blogger in the months to come. thank you for the inspiration your finds, makes and crafts are beautiful.
    Happy new year and best wishes for the year to come.
    lizii
    lizzyk2@hotmail.co.uk

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  26. I'd love to enter. Very pretty fabrics!

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  27. Oh what pretty fabrics ..... I'm thinking a lovely summery picnic quilt, would be just perfect:-)
    Kerry
    www.talesofaneedleandthread.blogspot.com

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  28. Wonderful fabrics!!
    Can you count me in the give away??
    Thanks and happy New year.
    Toffe
    http://cucharillasymas.blogspot.com/

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  29. i o so nearly bought yet another stripey shirt from the charity shop today to add to my fabric stash. how much do i love shirt fabrics? far too much i think!

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  30. What a fab mix of colours in the giveaway. Would love to go in the hat, just discovered your blog and its fab x

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  31. Have just discoered your blog, love it. Would like to enter your giveaway as I think the fabric would be great for a small quilt I would like to make but I live in Australia. Will visit again anyway.

    Bev

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