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Yarn Giveaway from Countess Ablaze (and a winner)

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Hooray – it’s giveaway time again!

This week I’d like to introduce you to Countess Ablaze – the adorable Etsy shop stocking tons of beautifully hand-dyed yarns in an array of colours. There is a huge selection in the store, which is based in Manchester, UK and the lovely Lynsey has kindly offered one lucky winner the chance to choose any skein from her store as a fantastic prize!

I am the lucky owner of some of the iron oxide lace yarn:

And I intend to knit a scarf with it, I will let you know how my progress is going with that soon!

Here are some of the other beautiful yarns currently available in her store:

For yoru chance to win,

Either:

  • leave a comment below.
  • share this giveaway on the web (blog post, twitter, facebook etc) and let me know that you have done so.
  • ‘like’ my facebook page (over there at the top on the right) and let me know that you have done so.

(or do all 3 for 3 chances to win!)

The winner will be drawn on 18th March – good luck everyone! xx

And for the winner of the Chunky Bunting giveaway I have used random.org to select a winner………………..

Congratulations Carrie.W!!

(PS. I have been flagging a bit on the creative front this week – I have just been knitting squares for the Aids orphans in South Africa but head over to 1st Unique Gifts to catch up on what the others are doing!) x

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Giveaway from ‘Eleanor Makes Nice’

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Oh my I was excited when my post just came through the letterbox today, it was some absolutely adorable jewelry from the lovely Etsy Store; ‘Eleanor Makes Nice’

Eleanor lives nearby us in rural Wiltshire and In 2009 earned a BA in music composition with visual arts practices from Dartington College of Arts in Devon, where she specialised in the hammered dulcimer and folk harp. In Eleanor’s words:

I had always found high street jewellery too gaudy, traditional jewellery too fussy, and set out to create the simple, unusual and practical jewellery I wanted to wear.

I find inspiration for my pieces in natural history collections, English folk music, and the wildlife and countryside that surrounds my home.

I make each piece entirely by hand – saw piercing sheet metal, drilling holes, soldering components and connecting pieces. My current range is entirely made to order, so there are no mass-production methods involved.

Here are just some of the beautiful pieces available in her lovely Etsy store:

Now for the best bit – your chance to win these beautiful bird earings. I can proudly say I own a pair too and they are just so nice to wear!:

Either:

  • leave a comment below.
  • share this giveaway on the web (blog post, twitter, facebook etc) and let me know that you have done so.
  • ‘like’ my facebook page (over there at the top on the right) and let me know that you have done so.

(or do all 3 for 3 chances to win!)

The winner will be drawn on 28th Feb – good luck everyone! xx

(Pssst. – head over to Eleanor’s beautiful blog for more information about her and what she does best!)

Winner of Six Skeins Giveaway revealed

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Thank you all for the great interest in this giveaway, it’s such beautiful yarn so there’s no surprise it was so popular!

By using random.org I have randomly selected 1 x winner to choose 100g yarn from the Six Skeins etsy store (excluding lace)…………..

and the winner is……………..

Rachel (huggermugger)

Congratulations!!!

Please contact the lovely Steph from Six Skeins to arrange your prize

And many thanks to all those that entered, keep your eyes close for some other fab giveaways coming soon as well as the current one for winning some adorable Chunky Bunting – click here xx

Winners of ‘Little Shoes Pattern’ Giveaway announced…..

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Hello

Just popping in to reveal the 2 x lucky winners of the ‘Little Shoes Pattern’ giveaway!

By using random.org I have selected that the first winner of the giveaway is – Anita Mistry – congratulations! You have just won any 2 x ‘Little Shoes Patterns’!

And the second winner is – Cathy Byrd – congratulations! You have just won any 2 x little dress patterns from THIS Etsy store.

Feels good to spread some luckiness! x

GIVEAWAY! : naturalmat.co.uk – Organic swaddle + winner of Miss Matatabi Fabric

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I’m excited to announce that I’m holding a FANTASTIC giveaway from Naturalmat. A company based in the south of England selling natural mattresses, bed toppers, baby bedding supplies, blankets and MUCH more

Naturalmat was started with the aim of helping babies and children sleep safely and comfortably in the best, most natural environment possible. Harnessing the amazing potential of natural and organic materials like organic coir, latex and organic cotton, we have created a range of handcrafted mattresses that are superbly comfortable, breathable, washable and non-allergenic.

Naturalmat are pioneers in natural fibre technology and have developed the most comfortable range of mattresses using innovative new raw materials.

  • Organic lambswool from certified Soil Association farms as well as being anti-dust mite, anti-bed bug and anti-moth.
  • Organic coir fibre– this sustainable material greatly enhances the ventilation and spring of the mattress.
  • Organic latex– the organic latex we use comes from the only certified organic rubber plantation in the world and we are the only UK mattress maker using it. The latex layer provides an immensely supportive core that is naturally breathable and totally hypoallergenic.
  • Horsehair tail– this is one of the most highly prized materials in the upholstery industry. It has long been used in mattress making for its incredible resilience and superior spring. We needle the horsehair tail onto a hessian backing which provides extra strength and protection for the springs whilst still allowing flexibility for independent movement.
  • Mohair and bamboo and are all from environmentally conscious sources and biodegradable.
  • Organic cotton– All our organic cotton sheets and bedding are certified in accordance with GOTS by the Soil Association.
  • Cashmere– one of the softest fibres available, cashmere is the ultimate in luxury natural fibres. The soft spring provided by cashmere gives an added dimension of comfort. Like wool, cashmere has inherent properties of ventilation and insulation but the quality of the fibre helps to create the most sumptuous mattress in our range.
  • These raw materials are combined to create a truly green product made by a British company.

The prize for this giveaway is a super-practical and baby essential  organic swaddle by aden and anais (I wish I had one of these when my little one was born)

It comes in a variety of prints though for the giveaway, the winner will receive on in the ‘enchanted’ print (great for baby girls and boys too):

For countless generations, mothers have swaddled and cared for their children with natural muslin. These organic swaddles are made of organic cotton that is grown and manufactured in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Luxuriously soft, it is the ideal fabric to use on delicate baby skin. Measuremens 94cm x 94cm

  • Breathable – prevents overheating
  • Generous size – makes swaddling easy
  • Comfy – the more you wash it the softer it gets
  • Multi-use – stroller, nursing, or changing table cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket and more

You have 3 chances to win! TO ENTER:

  • leave a comment below.
  • share this giveaway on the web (blog post, twitter, facebook etc) and let me know that you have done so.
  • ‘like’ my facebook page (over there at the top on the right) and let me know that you have done so.

The 3 winners will be picked by using random.org at the end of February and announced on this blog.

Good Luck!! x

Now for the 3 lucky winners of the Miss Matatabi fabric!

Using random.org I have selected that the 3 winners are:

’tillymintboutique’ – you have won – Kokka Japanese Fabric Melody Miller Ruby Star Spring – Bee Tomato Vine – 1 yard

‘GG‘ – you have won –  Kokka Heather Ross Far Far Away III Girls with Horses Japanese Fabric – grey – 1 yard

‘Celine Richard’ – you have won – Kokka Yoshie Miriporun Sunny Farm Japanese Fabric – orange, white – 1 yard

Congratulations!! 

GIVEAWAY: Little Shoes Pattern & Little Dress Pattern

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It’s giveaway time again!

Ann has the Etsy shops  Little Shoes Pattern and Little Dress Pattern – adorable little shoes and dress patterns for little people! I have given the little shoes a go myself and they were really easy instructions to follow, no measuring required as the patterns come accross via email and can be simply printed off. I did the shoes by hand as I wanted to watch TV at the same time!

There will be 2 x winners for this week’s giveaway!

The first winner will win any 2 x little shoes patterns from the store, just look at some of the cute designs:

The second winner will win any 2 x little dress patterns from the store, here are just some of the options:

There are 3 ways you can enter:

  • Leave a comment in the comments section below
  • Blog, tweet, facebook or share this giveaway somewhere on the web (and let me know)
  • ‘Like’ my facebook page – over there on the right at the top

The winners will be drawn during the second week of February by using random.org.

Good luck! (Oh and Ann has another shop – go take a peek!)

Oh and it’s time for another round up of Handmade Monday – don’t forget to head over and take a nosey! x

GIVEAWAY!: Miss Matatabi Japanese Fabric

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The lovely Frances at Miss Matatabi has kindly offered to giveaway 3 prizes for this fantastic giveaway so there are loads of chances to win! Miss Matatabi is a lovely shop based just outside Tokyo in Japan selling adorable printed Japanese fabrics.

Frances is kindly giving away 3 prizes, the first prize will be:

Kokka Japanese Fabric Melody Miller Ruby Star Spring – Bee Tomato Vine – 1 yard (see image below):

The second prize will be:

Kokka Heather Ross Far Far Away III Girls with Horses Japanese Fabric – grey – 1 yard (see image below)

The third prize will be:

Kokka Yoshie Miriporun Sunny Farm Japanese Fabric – orange, white – 1 yard (see image below.

You have 3 chances to win one of these adorable pieces of fabric, to enter:

  • leave a comment below.
  • share this giveaway on the web (blog post, twitter, facebook etc) and let me know that you have done so.
  • ‘like’ my facebook page (over there at the top on the right) and let me know that you have done so.

The 3 winners will be picked by using random.org at the end of the month.

Good luck!