Saturday, 24 September 2011

Drumroll please...

It’s announcement time, because two lucky readers have each won some fabric and a pattern from my latest giveaway!

I went through the comments, eliminated the ones that were not giveaway entries and ended up with a column of 19 entries for the 50s pattern and a column of 22 entries for the 30s pattern. The random number generator did the rest, so without further ado:

For 1950s Simplicity 2034...

...the random number generator picked…

Adrienne! I think this pattern will suit you so well, can’t wait to see what you do with it! Can you please leave your email address in the comments below so I can get in touch about your postal address? I know you're off to Spain soon...

For 1930s McCall 8123...

 …the random number generator picked…

Evie! Evie, I adore your blog and the beautiful dresses you make. I know that this pattern is going to a good home and I love that you have embraced the challenge of an instruction-free pattern! I’ve emailed you for your postal address.

I also wanted to share some of the comments that people left on the giveaway post, because I’m always intrigued by the names people choose for their blogs, brands, shops. The stories behind the ones below caught my attention because they were either heart warming, clever, honest, cute or downright funny! Hope you enjoy reading them too… 

"My brand name (Maelle) is a play with the first letter from the names of the women in my family. My Asta Evy Linn Liselotte - and bonus extra "e" at the end. It was a natural decision for me since my clothing line takes most of its inspiration from them."

"My blog name, Pixies Ponderings, came about when my hubby nicknamed me 'pixie'. it has stuck with me all these years!"

"My URL is - a cliche I know but I was trawling the "Buy a domain name for £5" site and came across it and couldn't believe nobody else had taken it. It turns out it had been used before - by a Madonna tribute act in Essex!"

"As for my blog name: Su Sews So-So....well I'm a sucker for alliteration and well, it's true!"

"I didn't want something that would sound like I actually knew what I was doing (with regards to sewing) because I was a beginner, and I wanted to leave it open to the possibility of blogging about other things like music and food (although sewing has now taken over my life so that's out the door!)"

"My name is Beata, and my first thought for a blog name was the very creative "Beata's Blog"....I like alliteration, so I went with the same theme and ended up with "Tatulinka's Tales," Tatulinka was a family nickname of mine!"

"I have an Etsy store called Babbs Boutique and I had a heck of a time coming up with that! I finally chose Babbs because it was my Nana's nickname and she was the person who inspired me to sew. :)"

"My blog gets its name from the fact that with young kids and a job the only time I have for sewing seems to be late at night, plus I love puns - the cheesier the better!"

"My blog name, Sew Well, came from a few Shakespeare lines, "And since you know you cannot see yourself, / so well as by reflection, I, your glass, / will modestly discover to yourself, / that of yourself which you yet know not of." I thought "sew well as by reflection" was an appropriate name for a sewing blog since blogging is an act of reflecting. Plus, it seemed inspirational for a sewing path. I do hope, over time, to discover something of myself that I yet know not of!"

"My business name was something I worked out over several days. My name is Karrol and Kiki is a nickname, I am part German, but I wanted something Polynesian influenced to bring to mind pin up girls and Dorothy Lamour 1940's retro glamour. So Kiki von Tiki was born!"

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Marie!! The pattern is absolutely gorgeous and this comes at a perfect time because I've left my fabric stash behind in Canada! So excited. Will get in touch with you at the address you left on my blog.