Sunday, 24 April 2011

Blogiversary and a giveaway to boot

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!

One year ago today I started this blog and my, doesn't time fly when you're having fun?!? My most favourite thing about it is being welcomed into the generous blogging community. I follow so many blogs that are a daily source of inspiration and that are written by wonderful people who readily share top tips, advice and priceless tutorials. In fact, I've probably learnt more from these bloggers than I have from any of my informal sewing courses!

The most overwhelming thing for me is that I have followers, a grand total of 90 in fact. I can't believe that this many people tune in to see what I've been up to and actually take the time to leave encouraging and insightful comments. I may not have made as much progress in a year as I'd like to, but I'm learning so much and enjoying every minute. Your comments keep me going through this journey and I appreciate them more than I can express in words. 

To celebrate my first blogiversary and to thank you dear readers, I have a giveaway for two lovely followers.

First up is a 1940s themed giveaway: Simplicity 4787 in a size 16 (bust 34, waist 28, hip 37), coupled with a 56 inch x 35 inch piece of 1940s-inspired floral cotton.


Secondly a 1960s themed giveaway: McCall's 7196 in a Large 15-16-18 (bust 35-38, waist 27-30, hip 37-40), coupled with a 44 inch x 32 inch piece of 60s-esque Amy Butler cotton.


To enter you just need to be a follower of my blog and entries from all countries are welcome. Leave a comment to let me know which of the two giveaways you would like to be entered for or if you would like to try for both, by Monday 2 May, and I will announce the two winners on Tuesday 3 May. Good luck!!!

Thank you all once again for making my first year of blogging and sewing such a blast!

56 comments:

  1. Congratulations on one fabulous year!
    I would love to enter in for the 1960s amy butler one please!
    Have a great easter!
    Stevie x

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  2. Hi! Congratulations on your first year having 90 followers (and maaany moooore!) I would love to be included in the 1940's themed giveaway, please. Thanks so much!

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  3. Happy Blogiversary. I enjoy reading you blog. I would like to be entered into the 60s themed giveaway. I love that fabric. Happy Easter!

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  4. Happy Easter/Blogiversary! I'd love to be entered for both please :)
    Thanks for the give-away! :)
    Ashley x

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  5. I am in! Love the first pattern! So pretty. What a great giveaway! Gee, how generous you are!

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  6. Congratulations and happy (blogging) birthday! One year is very exciting. I've only been following for a few months but you've posted some really wonderful things :)

    I'd love to enter for the 1940s pattern: very pretty!
    RLx

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  7. I am totally in love with the 1940's one!

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  8. Wow those are some lovely patterns and fabric! I really love the idea of having a giveaway with a pattern and the fabric to make it up in! I would like to be entered for both please, though I think the 1940's set has to be my favourite, I love the Amy Butler fabric in the 1960's one!

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  9. Congratulations on your one year! I came across you through Sew Retro. It's always great to find fantastic blogs from like-minded people!
    I love both your giveaways.
    Congrats Again!

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  10. Congratulations on your first anniversary and I am loving the 60's pattern with that great fabric. I found you through Sew Retro and love how many great like minded sewer I have found through it. Happy Easter weekend. axx

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  11. Happy one year! I'd love to be entered in the 40's giveaway.

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  12. congrats! I love the 40s pattern and that is my bust, so I'd love to enter to win that one :)

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  13. Hello just found your blog and would love it if you would count me in for the giveaway. I wouldnt mind which pattern set I received if I were to win. Glad I found you.

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  14. I love the 1960's pattern and fabric. Congratulations on blogging for a year x

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  15. Just discovered you through Sew Retro - Happy Blogoversary and thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. Hi Marie, happy blogiversary! I'd love to be entered for the 60s set. :)

    Cx

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  17. I love them both, but size-wise I fit the 60's one

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  18. Congratulations on blogging for 1 year!! (: I'd love to be entered in the 40's giveaway! (:

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  19. Hi, I just discovered your blog, what a great one! :) I'd love to enter the giveaway and I'd pick the 1940's part of the prizes. Thanks a lot for this opportunity! :)

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  20. Congrats Marie on a very successful year. I love your blog and the wonderful things you've made - you've been so supportive of me too, thank you! Here's to another fab year! Thanks for the great giveaway, the 1940's set is my favourite. x

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  21. What a great giveaway! I'd like to be entered for the second one please. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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  22. I'm in! It seems fun and both the "giveaway prices" are awesome!

    sara.kampf@live.se

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  23. Well done on a year of blogging! I love Sew Retro it leads me to so many lovely bloggers! I'd like to be entered for the second one- the 1960s, I'm sure my mum had a dress a bit like this pattern but she wore her's a bit shorter!

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  24. Congrats on one year and now 101 followers. I love how generous the blogging community is too. I love the 40's pattern. I made my first 40's dress yesterday and love it, but it's a tad small. Eeek.

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  25. Congrats & greetings from Southern California,USA, on your Blogiversary! I just recently started blogging so I look forward to a great year just as you had and I am hopeful for followers as well! I would LOVE to be entered into the giveaway for the McCall's 7196 & piece of fabric. Even though I am still a beginner sewer for now, I plan to progress in the upcoming days, weeks, months. I want to grow my patterns collection and I absolutely LOVE this one! THANKS! ~ Hattie

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  26. Congratulations on your first anniversary! I would love to win either the 1940s or the 1960s themed giveaways, so please enter me for both prizes. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  27. Both are gorgeous but I'd have to go with the 40's pattern! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

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  28. The 1960's is my favorite!! :)
    Candystripe.makebelieve@hotmail.com

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  29. Congratulations on your blogiversary. I have been blogging for a while but just recently started vintage sewing. I love it! Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to win the 40's pattern.

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  30. Happy Blogiversary! What wonderful giveaways - please enter me into both!

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  31. I'd love to be entered on both.
    I'm a new follower. I wish I can go back in 1940's and 1960's coz i'm born 1980's.

    fablanche3petal at gmail dot com

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  32. Congradulations on your blogaversery. I would love to be included on your 1940's giveaway. Thank you so much and good luck!

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  33. Congratulations on making such an exciting milestone! I would love to enter the giveaway for the 1940's fabric and pattern. Sam xox

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  34. Happy Blogiversary Marie, and Happy Easter too. I would love to be in with a chance to win, and both the patterns and fabrics are gorgeous. However, I think I would like to go for the 60s set as I love Amy Butler fabric (and also I am too curvy for the 40s one and am too scared to attempt size adjustments of patterns, if this would even be possible!!) x

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  35. I would be very interested in the 40's themed giveaway. :)

    Happy anniversary!

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  36. I always love those 1940's patterns! And that's an adorable print.

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  37. I would love to have that 1940's pattern....
    You got 20 followers since yesterday!

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  38. Happy blogivesary!

    I'm not entering the giveaway as neither of those patterns would fit me and i'm not skilled enough to grade patterns yet, but the 1940's one is my favourite :o)

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  39. I would be very interested in BOTH!

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  40. I am following your blog; happy 112 followers! I would love to try for the 60's pattern!

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  41. I would love to enter for the 60's please! Congrats on your blogiversary!!

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  42. Following and trying for both. Yay for giveaways!!!

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  43. The 60's McCalls pattern and hip-looking fabric definitely appeals to my personal aesthetics. I would like to enter for this drawing. Thank you!

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  44. The firstyear is always the most exciting! Happy blog-o-versary!

    I would love to win the 40s pattern :)

    Tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  45. Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary!

    I would love to be in the running to receive the 40s pattern and fabric.

    Thanks!

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  46. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I can't wait to see what you'll make in year number two! :)

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  47. Happy blogiversary!!! I wish you many more.

    I Would love the 60's pattern and fabric. I could do so much with that.

    Thanks!!

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  48. I would LOVE the 1940s set! How beautiful!

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  49. followed, actually I just stumbled upon your blog by google-ing vintage sewing blog :-D awesom! I would love to be entered into the 40's giveaway. Thank you!

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  50. Happy first year to you! I love the second set! If you will enter me in the second set! Thank you!

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  51. no I changed my mind. Again! I like the 1940's set also. I think the fabric is just lovely! Thanks you!

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  52. Just discovered your blog through SewRetro =D
    am excited to spend the next hour or so looking through your older posts!
    I keep switching back and forth between the patterns, would you mind entering me in both giveaways? Thanks!

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  53. Just discovered your blog through SewRetro =D
    am excited to spend the next hour or so looking through your older posts!
    I keep switching back and forth between the patterns, would you mind entering me in both giveaways? Thanks!
    -Shelly (you can reach me at michi2009@themak.com)

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  54. Love the 1940s pattern and fabric! perfect together.

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  55. Happy Blogiversary!!! And thanks for such a lovely giveaway. I follow you on bloglovin, but I'll make sure I'm following on googlefriends too.
    I'd like to be entered for both giveaways if thats ok - I can't choose, love them both!!!

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  56. I'd like to try for both, please!

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