Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Heinously overdue giveaway

You guys are awesome! I always knew this of course, but it was re-confirmed when your replies to this desperate post enabled me to fix my own sewing machine without having to send it off anywhere. I know I don’t thank you often enough and because actions speak louder than words, I thought a giveaway might be nice. I actually wanted to do one when I reached 300 followers, which makes this heinously overdue as I have bizarrely / miraculously / overwhelmingly accumulated 360 of you now! WOW!!!

Anyway, before I get overcome with emotion, here’s what’s up for grabs:


FOR MY SEWING BUDDIES

1.5m of a funky floral cotton

A reprinted pattern from 1946 -Vogue 8728 in sizes 16-22. I instantly fell in love with this design when I saw Casey's and Adey's stunning versions!

Cath Kidston's Tips for Vintage Style booklet



FOR MY KNITTING BUDDIES

Claire Montgomerie's Knitting Vintage - filled with such gorgeous patterns including accessories, jumpers and even a gorgeous 1950s-style dress!




This giveaway is open to absolutely anyone on this planet who follows my blog. Please enter by Wednesday 16 May by leaving a comment to let me know which 'gift' you'd like to win - and remember to include your contact details. Two randomly chosen winners will be announced on Friday 18 May.

Happy Wednesday friends!

73 comments:

  1. Oh I'd love to win the sewing one - I've never been interested in that pattern but just clicked through to those gorgeous two you linked in the post and oh dear there goes another pattern added to the list!

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  2. What a wonderful giveaway! And congrats to the followers!

    Me, I like the sewing oackage and can be reach at isis.33 (at) passagen.se

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  3. Wow. From one UKer to another, I would love the knitting book. I have just started to knit and would love an inspired vintage knitting book as am too big for the regular vintage knitting patterns. At least that book would cater for the Bronte Sisters, which run a little larger than the average vintage lady lol

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  4. Hey, thanks for the lovely giveaway! I would love to win the sewingpackage.. ps my mailadress is frutselmie@mail.be

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  5. I would love to win that knitting book, I've been eyeing it up for ages! I also bought that sewing pattern after seeing caseys fantastic version!

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  6. What a great giveaway! I am following you via google reader.
    Eventhough I also knit I would love to win the sewing giveaway cause the fabric looks so nice!

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  7. What a lovely giveaway! I would love to win the fabric and pattern.

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  8. What an awsome giveaway... I can hardly decide which package I like the most.
    But I adore especially the knitting book and would love to win it :)
    my mail is lunasantos@gmx.de

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  9. Great idea you had! I'll love to be considered for the sewing bundle. I reply love the vintage pattern. I've been thinking to buy it, but now O might not have to :)
    Simona - draculashbv atgmail dot com
    PS keep up the good work! Love reading your posts

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  10. I follow via GFC- mframe00
    I would choose the sewing giveaway
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  11. I'm glad you managed to get your machine fixed. Mine isn't sounding very good but none of the local shops will look at it as I isn't that expensive :-(
    Please put me down for the fabric package. I loved casey's version too :-)
    Craftedbyme@rocketmail.com

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  12. Oh, I would love to win the sewing stuff. Love the fabric and that Cath Kidston book looks pretty cute! sarah.e.norwood at gmail dot com !

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  13. What a great giveaway. I'd like the sewing lot.

    Thanks,

    Tia

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  14. Congratulations on all the followers! I would love to win the knitting book, you can contact me through my blog (the link should be in my name). Thank you for the chance of winning!! :)

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  15. I'm a sewing buddy. Congrats on 350+ followers.
    k2bernhard at gmail dot com.

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  16. Congrats on your followers. Put me in the running for the sewing package.
    cutekipepeo@gmail.com

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  17. Oooh! That Knitting book is on my wishlist! I think my name should link to contact details.

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  18. oooh the sewing package looks great, thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. I love the sewing one!

    sara.kampf@live.se

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  20. Great giveaway, I'd love the vintage sewing package. sally.bowles2@btinternet.com

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  21. Amazing giveaway! I hope to one day fall into the "knitting buddy" category so I can tackle such darling vintage-styled projects, but for now please put my name in for the sewing buddy giveaway. I'd LOVE to win - that fabric is too cute!
    Thanks. :)

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  22. This cotton print is amazing, count me in for the sewing stuff.

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  23. Congrats for the lovely blog you have :) I am one of the new followers, addicted to sewing :)
    I would like the sewing one - the dress is very nice and I like the fabric with those flowers :)

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  24. Congratulations on reaching so many followers. I love the sewing stuff. I've been thinking of getting that pattern for myself. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  25. I LOVE both!

    I've wanted that Vogue Pattern for a while now... But I need to get back into knitting, so I'm going to go with the knitting book.

    Also the 16th is my birthday, does that count in my favor?

    Congrats on the followers!

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  26. Congrats! So glad you managed to fix it! I would love to enter your giveaway fr the fabric sewers!

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  27. What a lovely giveaway! I'm happy to have found your blog and would like to be entered into your contest.

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  28. I was awfully tempted by that pattern/fabric combo but then got WOOED by the vintage knit dress. I will knit the hell out of some of those babies, should I be lucky enough to win! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on hitting 360!

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  29. so glad to hear you were able to fix your machine yourself! :)
    thank you for offering the giveaway, it's very generous. If I won I would love to have the fabric, pattern, and booklet. kbroadd1 -at- gmail -dot- com

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  30. Thanks for a great opportunity. Both prizes look wonderful, but if I had to choose I think I would use the sewing package first.

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  31. Congrats on having so many followers! I love that Vogue pattern and I even have a few saved in my Etsy favorites! I hope I win.

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  32. Hooray for your fixed sewing machine! I'd love the sewing package.

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  33. Such a lovely giveaway! :) I recently discovered your blog ( 2 months ago, I think) and I really like that you write quality content.

    As for the giveaway, I wish the sewing package was mine. :) But, I'm never that lucky. :)

    pirpirinkucukdunyasi@gmail.com

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  34. Congrats on having so many followers! And for having such a great giveaway. :) I am a sewing newb, but a Vogue pattern in my size and that cute floral print are really hard to pass up. (Also I am running out of places to store knitting books, magazines, and patterns...)

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  35. I would love to win the sewing treasures!

    misscrayolacreepy*@*gmail*dot*com

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  36. Congratulations on your many followers - well deserved! I'd love to win the knitting book.

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  37. Woo hoo! Great giveaways x2! If I had to choose it would have to be for the knitting book -I havent looked at it before - the pics you show are super cute!!!

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  38. Awesome for being able to fix the machine! And congrats on the followers! I can be reached at unseamlydesign (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Er,,,,I'd go for the sewing one (forgot to mention that...oops)

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  40. I've been eyeing that sewing pattern for a while, so the sewing group would be my choice. Thanks for having such a great give-away!

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  41. I would love that sewing bundle!

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  42. The sewing bundle looks brilliant! (blue uk at hotmail.com, it should be on my profile)

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  43. This is so sweet of you.. I'm to bad knitter so I think sewing would suit me better xx

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway, I'd like to enter for the sewing prize. Twitter @7hippopotamus

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  45. Oh what a lovely giveaway! I need to do one as well. I am nearly at my 200th post and my 1 year on my new blog was a week ago. I would love the sewing gift!

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  46. I love the knitting book, those patterns look so cute. Congrats! roadtotheheart at gmail dot com

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  47. Oh how wonderful! Please could I be considered for the sewing bounty? The fabric is adorable!

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  48. Hello Marie,
    My name is Alan Bamber and along with my father and brother (Roy and Steven) we run our family sewing machine business. Dad started the whole thing after the war (1946).

    Anyway, I read dozens and dozens of blogs and I'm drawn to those that write from the heart. I grew up in this business and it is my everyday life.

    If I had found your email address I would have used it and been rather more discreet. I didn't, so I am using your comments section as my vehicle, forgive me.

    I only wanted to say how I admire the sum of your blog. It's taken time, effort and talent. Anyway, if you'd allow me, I'd like to send you a sewing machine, a Brother Innovis 10A. No charge, no fee. Choose to use it as you wish. Maybe you'd let me use the odd piece to show others what can be achieved, but it's up to you and don't be cross, I would never wish to upset you.

    I have to give you some contact details, so... phone me on 0161 707 7786.

    Regards
    Alan Bamber

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  49. I'd like to enter for the sewing prize - love the fabric!

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  50. I'd love to win the dress pattern (my size too!). I have too much fabric so will not be greedy...even though it is a little fabulous.

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  51. I just found your blog and started following it! It's lovely :) I love your
    Renfrews!
    Anyway I'ma new knitter so I'd love the knitting book :)
    You can find my contact details in my blogger profile by clicking my name :)

    I got a weird email about the comment didn't go through so I'm trying again. Hope it works this time??

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  52. Weeeee PRIZES! I would LOVE to win the sewing prize. *fingers crossed*

    Which reminds me - I think it's time for a giveaway on my blog soon too!

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  53. I'd love to be in to win the sewing one; I tried to enter before, but my computer spat the dummy and I don't know if it went through.
    Thanks

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  54. Great giveaway! I will throw my hat in the sewing ring please Marie. I haven't forgotten about the pattern I already have from you - it's on the to do list as NEXT to trace! As is making a list of my vintage patterns for you! :)

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  55. Wow Marie - this is such a great giveaway. I'd like to enter the sewing giveaway please!

    Thanks.

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  56. I'd love to win the sewing stuff but my comments on your posts don't usually work so I'm not terribly hopeful :(
    Sarah

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  57. Hi there!
    I love to win the sewing package! The fabric and the pattern go so well together!
    Thanks so much!

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  58. I'm so glad you fixed your machine! Isn't it like loosing an arm (or a finger--a very important one--at the very least!)?

    I'd be happy to win either one as I imbibe in both!

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. The knitting book looks great!

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  60. Wow! What a great giveaway. They'd both be amazing prizes, but I think if I had to choose I'd go for the knitting book. Congrats on your followers! They're well deserved

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  61. Jusi (jumena @ op.pl)11 May 2012 08:56

    So many sewing goodies!! Count me in!

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  62. OOOH, YES please!! I would love to win the knitting book! Thank you.

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  63. Oh how neat! I'd love to enter the sewing gift!

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  64. I love that Vogue pattern. Please enter in the sewing goodies giveaway!

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  65. Thank you for the give away. I sew and already have a lot of sewing patterns but relatively new to knitting so would love to win some knitting inspiration!

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  66. I just found your blog & I'm in time for a giveaway? Sweet! I'd love the knitting book since I'm still too scared to sew my own clothes.

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  67. Wow! Both are cool,but I especially likethe knitting book.

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  68. What a lovely giveaway! I would love to win the sewing bits. That pattern has been on my wish list for ages and the fabric is so pretty. xx

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  69. Oh, I would love to get the sewing giveaway! I wasn't going to enter, as I usually don't, but then I clicked through to the two example dresses... and wow. Done.
    auxyeuxmarrons at gmail.com

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  70. Great giveaway! Would love to win the sewing bundle :)

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  71. I'd love the sewing giveaway, looks great :) aimee.ryan89@gmail.com

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  72. Congrats on passing the 300 figure! I'd really like the sewing bundle x
    Amy (at) bluemercury (dot) co (dot) uk

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  73. I would love the sewing pack :) Love your blog! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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