Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Belated Blogiversary Giveaway

Hello all,

Well I'm back from getting married and a minimoon to Edinburgh and have realised that I missed by blogiversary.... which just so happens to be the same day as my wedding day so hopefully I won't be forgetting it quite so easily next year! lol

Anyway, I have been lucky enough to win my fair share of give-aways since I started blogging, so I thought it was only fair to give something back to this lovely community that we're all part of!

Without further ado, I shall get on with it. Up for grabs is this cotton fabric - there's about 2.5m if I remember correctly. Can't currently find my tape measure to check though. And also Simplicity 2444 - I got this one free with Sew magazine recently, but I already have this pattern so thought it would be better going to a new home.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment below before midnight (GMT) on 24th April and I'll pick a winner from the hat. I'm happy to post anywhere in the world. Make sure you leave a link to your blog or an email address so I can email you for your address should you win.

In other news, I have, *cough* been somewhat unrestrained with my fabric purchases recently...

The two in the top left came from Edinburgh Fabrics (Thanks for the recommendation Debi). They're both really lovely stable knit fabrics, one cream, one a lovely petrol blue. I'm planning on making Gertie's bow tie blouse with the cream knit and a pencil skirt with the petrol blue knit.The next two on the top were finds in a vintage shop in Edinburgh. The clothes in there were really over-priced for the condition they were in I thought, but these two lots of fabrics were a bargain at £4 each for about 2m of each. The houndstooth fabric is a nice light wool, whilst the polkadot fabric is a gorgeous soft cotton.

In the middle is my one and only purchase from the home sewing exhibition I went to at the NEC with Kat a few weeks ago - I LOVE this fabric, it has geisha girls and skulls on it! Think I'm going to make a pencil dress of some sort with it. Then the last three fabrics in this row are all from . The red is a nice drapey rayon fabric, the golden fabric was a bonus piece they included - there's only about 1m of it and no idea what to do with it, then the green is a really lovely cotton.

On the bottom, the mint broderie-anglais is another purchase from Edinburgh Fabrics - I bought enough to make a nice full-skirted sun-dress  then the green is a double-knit also from I'm planning on making a skirt out of this too.

So just a few purchases then! Whoops.

Good luck with the give-away!


  1. Congratulations Helen! Will you be putting any photos on here of the big day? Hope it all went well & you enjoyed every moment of it.

    Nice fabric btw - think you should call it a wedding present to yourself and that way get rid of any purchasing guilt! Lovely giveaway as well, both prizes look fab. Look forward to seeing you at the meetup!

  2. Congratulations Helen, and I'll echo Sabs - can we see some pictures?? If we're allowed to enter for just one prize I would love the cotton, the colours are fabulous, I can see it as a summer tea dress or a londsdale!

    1. haha yes I'll post some pictures once I have some - we're waiting for the DVD of photos to come back from the photographer but once we've got them I'll post a few!

  3. Congratulations Mrs! I'd love to see photos too... But then I'm incredibly nosey!

  4. Congratulations Helen!

    I just started following your blog and you have a giveaway, yay! Please count me in ;)