Monday, May 23, 2011

Giveaway Day

Giveaway day is here, for those of you that don't know, Sew Mama Sew have organised a massive giveaway day and I'm taking part.

Last week I got myself a new (second-hand) sewing machine and so I've been testing it out and this giveaway is the product of me playing with my sewing machine (a Janome memory craft 4000).

The Caged Bird Cushion
This cushion was a great project for trying out the different functions on my machine. It has some free motion embroidery/quilting (used embroidery foot), some straight line quilting (used walking foot), piping (done with my invisible zipper foot), Lawson & Lotti embroidered on the back (using a function on the machine), a zip across the centre of the back (zipper foot) and I finished the seams with a zig zag stitch.

The giveaway is for the cushion cover, a cushion pad will not be included.

Along with the Caged Bird Cushion, the winner will also receive the following needle book

This needle case has an appliqued and embroidered bird on the cover, is lined with a rainbow stripe cotton and has lime green felt pages.


I used bamboo felt to make this, it was my first time using it and it is lovely and soft, really nice to work with.

The final part of my giveaway is this stack of polycotton fabrics. Although I only use cotton in my quilts, I think polycottons are great for bag linings amongst other things.


I have done very little sewing this weekend as I have been in London on my youngest sisters hen do (we had a blast, few too many cocktails were consumed and some very funny dares were carried out). I have however managed to start quilting my crocodile quilt, i've decided to do a mixture of stitch in the ditch and some straight line quilting.

Hopefully I will finish this over the next couple of days.

Thank you for popping over to read my post, hope you like the giveaway. Feel free to visit again, become a follower or subscribe. I'm planning lots of future giveaways and hopefully some tutorials coming up soon.

To enter just leave a comment below, the giveaway will be open until Wednesday 25th May at 9pm UK time, after this I will draw a winner at random and contact you by email.

Make sure to head back to Sew Mama Sew to check out all the other amazing giveaways, I know i'm going to!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Stitched Together said...

I love that needle book so much. Please enter me, as the whole load of swag looks great.

Michelle said...

Wow such beautiful goodies :) x

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful pillow! And also yay for SMS giveaway, it's nice to find a UK based blog!

Lizzie said...

oh goodness I LOOOOOVVVEEE that pillow and needlebook!!!! and all that fabric *drool*

Thank you for such a generous giveaway!
my contact email is lafenwick@me.com

Luthaisea said...

What lovely prizes! :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Happy Giveaway day!

Deryn Du said...

a lovely give away and a fab cushion!

Clare said...

Love the vibrant colours - I am participating too and finding so many lovely new blogs today!
Happy Giveaway day!
Clare
x

Ramirez said...

I hope I win! Thank you for the opportunity and the cushion is beautiful.

316ramirez@gmail.com

jojoebi said...

what a lovely cushion, so cute! put my name in your hat please!
jo
jojoebi.designs *at* gmail *dot* com

gill said...

I love the graded rainbow fabric you've used - if you get time could you tell me what it is??
Thanks

Laura Jane said...

The cushion and needlebook are so lovely! I really hope I win because the fabric looks awesome too! Great giveaway!

Lexi said...

Wow, I LOVE that pillow, it's adorable!

lexib0t@verizon.net

Happy said...

What a beautiful set of giveaways. Please count me in. :)

diannajessie said...

I love the pillow case, needle holder and fabric. I am beginning to do a bit of quilting myself, although I am no master - yet - I am totally fascinated by it:) Thanks for the opportunity to be a winner.

btsoi. said...

Beautiful giveaway! I love the bird theme :)

Sara said...

Sweet! What great stuff! The needle book is the cutest. :)
simplybeu@gmail.com

Sewfast said...

Nice giveaway...thanks for the opportunity!

Michell said...

thanks for a lovely giveaway

Stephanie and Carlos said...

What a great collection of goodness!!!

xo Steph

hollyctr said...

lovely :)

Amy said...

Such pretty things. And me too...my sisters + cocktails = foolishness for example running around in a foot of snow in bikinis.

Jingle said...

This cushion cover is GORGEOUS and I love the pin holder, too!!! And those fabrics are fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

jane p said...

I know this sounds crazy but I would feel bad if I win because I live in Singapore and the fabric looks heavy!

SewTara said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of stuff!!
Thanks.

Christie S. said...

Such a lovely giveaway.

Jacey said...

Ooh, I love the eye candy that you've got in the background of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Anne said...

Wow! I love it! Thanks for the chace to win.

Minimanuals said...

Lovely giveaways

{eleise} said...

great work!!!

Sangeetha said...

nice choices - thanks

Ladybug said...

Looks like you and your new machine a getting long just fine.

Meryl said...

What a pretty pillow! I can imagine it right at home on our little sunporch! :)

Em said...

Looks like you've been having some great fun with the new machine!!

Mari said...

Wow..generous and lovely!
Your 'playing' is fantastic!
Thx for sharing

Make Me Over said...

I love your little birdies! :) Thanks for sharing.

Fi said...

What a super nice giveaway. Beautiful birds!

emma007 said...

Hi, that pillow is just gorge thanks for sharing yur mad skills with the rest of us!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway!
I want it !!! :)

Sherry said...

great giveaway!

Chiska said...

I love the needle book! Here's hoping.

Emma said...

I cannot believe that's the result you get when just playing on a sewing machine, it's beautiful! I've sat down at mine intentionally to make things that don't look as good.

LethargicLass said...

I love the embroidered wing on your needlebook bird :)

Stephanie Granite said...

I love the bird motifs and the rainbow striped fabrics you used! Thanks for the giveaway!

MamaPPod said...

Oh, how beautiful! I would love to win it.
ppod1too at gmail dot com

Just One More Thing said...

Awesome giveaway -- looks to me like your new sewing machine is working just fine:)

H2Ogirl said...

Oh how lovely. I am in awe - a needle holder. How grand is that!

Annie said...

The bird and cage are so pretty.... Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Candice said...

So beautiful!! Thanks

candy at fiber dot net

The Feisty Redhead said...

That needlebook is to die for!!

Pomona said...

It is a lovely giveaway - hope you will join in the one I am holding on my blog, too!

Pomona x

Sarah said...

You are so talented! Love the cushion.

flowerofshona said...

so talented !!!!
Love the needle case its so cute :)

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful giveaway.

A load of Craft said...

I love birds so this giveaway really caught my eye! Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Gorgeous. Your "just playing around" is so talented! What a great give away. I'd be honored to win!

Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

Sean and Laura said...

I've always wanted a needle book, and those birdie designs are adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

Whitney B said...

im so obsessed with birds, and that cushion is so pretty! thanks for the chance to win!

Kathryn said...

Lovely prizes!

ginnyaluna(at)gmail(dot)com

Creative Collars said...

These are really nice prizes and great to see someone in the UK part of the giveaway.

Jocelyn said...

Very colorful! Thanks for the giveaway

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cute is that! Great giveaway! Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway.

FabricDonkey said...

Ahh! So cute! I especially love the border on the pillow and that needle book is adorable! Thank you so much!

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Beautiful cover! I love my Janome machine :) Thank you for the opportunity!

mtrose59047 said...

Gosh I love that needlebook. Bamboo felt is wonderful I have a Janome to.

Jennifer said...

Isn't a new machine great? Hope you love it! Thanks for the giveway!

Katrina said...

Your embroidery work is beautiful!

Elke said...

What beautiful things! I would like to win it.

Kelly Massman said...

What wonderful bird projects!! So cute!
What a great giveaway!
thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Mommy en France said...

Oh my, what a generous giveaway! I would love to win the pillow or the needlecase - they're gorgeous!

Kristy said...

the pillow is beautiful!

needlegrrl at gmail

Ms Muffin said...

Thanks for such a fun giveaway! The pillow is just gorgeous!!!
And may I aske ... where did you get that great background for your blog from? With all the fabrics ... LOVING IT!!! Did you make that yourself?
And you are very welcome to enter mine, too. You can win some custom-made buttons. :-)

Love

Ms Muffin
ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

Rainbowartist said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sarita said...

the quilt looks awesome!

principeta said...

OMG,I love it.Cushion would be perfect for my daughter's bad and needle book for me =o).Count me in,please.

Lora said...

thank you so much for the giveaway. I LOVE the pillow!!

~The Bargain Babe said...

Oh gosh I love the cushion and needle book!

zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

Suzanne said...

What great Give Away items! I would love to win them! thanks for the chance! I love the needle book. I have never seen a handmade one before!
suzanne dot jourdan at gmail.com

Ana e os Vira Ventos said...

great giveaway!
Ana
V

Janeybake said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway. You have made the world a sunnier place!

aishakenza said...

Very nice! There are so many generous ppl on the blogosphere!

aishakenza at yahoo dot co dot uk

but who actually lives in France

Jessica said...

Adorable pillow, what a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

stitchinpenny said...

I love the needle book and the pillow cover. Birds are a favorite. Thank you for participating in the SMS Giveaway Day.

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

Wonderful prizes - thanks so much!

Cinnamon said...

I love the birds! So pretty. Thanks for the giveaway. scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
@Homemaker_Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Kathy H said...

I loved the pillow cover and then saw the needle book. Just so cute. I haven't used any bamboo felt yet but will look to see what it is like. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Emily said...

Oh I want to win

Gwenllian Myfanwy said...

I really need to play more with sewing machine feet. Lovely embroidery.

Bellgirl said...

What a lovely collection- I especially love the birdie needle case. Happy Giveaway Day!

Lee said...

Such a great giveaway! thank you - your pillow is awesome!

Krissy x said...

Aw nice work for someone who spent the weekend partying! If only I could get my creative stitchery going like that sober and sans hangover!

Calikisses said...

This is a great giveaway! How are you liking your new Janome? I'm currently researching sewing machines since mine broke and love to get other people's opinions. Thanks for the giveaway!

Homemade from the Heart said...

Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

nicmowat said...

beautiful work! thank you!!!

Valerie said...

You are giving away such gorgeous things!

Micmacker said...

Love your birdie theme! It's a really nice giveaway. I'm a new follower - glad I found you!

Irina said...

great giveaway! thanks for the chance!

~Carla~ said...

Love the pillow & needle book! I'd love to win your gorgeous creations! :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this. It is an awesome giveaway. Thanks again.

BrittanyGale said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity :D


quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dawn said...

Cute! I love birds!

Oh Sweet Petunia said...

Beautiful! I love birds everything!!

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute!

ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

adrienne said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love the pillow!!

camelama said...

So colorful and happy! I love this. :)

sewcarmendoes said...

This is a fantastic giveaway. The pillow is brilliant! xx

Linda Crosby said...

great giveaway. thanks for the chance to win..lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lauri said...

What a fantistic giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win it.

lauri(dot)rymar(at)gmail(dot)com

caroline said...

Wow, fantastic giveaway! Such talent

Rachel said...

That is such a sweet needlebook. I love it! Hi from New Zealand and thanks for a great giveaway.

Liz said...

An amazing giveaway! Thanks for a great opportunity! Your free-motion skills are excellent

Suzee said...

cutest little needlebook! great giveaway! enjoy your new machine!

Abby said...

So many very lovely things!
I love playing with new machines, it's so very exciting. Except it can be very frustrating. I get ya.
dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

CMEH said...

I LOVE YOUR GIVEAWAY! So wonderful! I think that the pillow is amazing... so colorful and well done!

Jen B said...

The pillow and needlebook are both gorgeous! Have fun with your machine!

Living in La La Land said...

Great job, love the needlebook!
Thank you for the opportunity:)

Jagels said...

thanks what lovely things. can't wait to see who wins. thanks.

NinjaEema said...

That pillow would be absolutely perfect for my daughter's room.

limor477 at aol dot com

Yana said...

Glad to be your new reader! awesome giveaway! thanks

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful blog,,,

Liz said...

What a wonderful new machine!!!Makes beautiful things for us to win.!Thank you

Addy said...

The pillow is charming, and I'd love to play with the fabric!

addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

xTroublex said...

I love the caged bird! It seems to be a new obsession of mine.

Leigh said...

That pillow is just adorable! And I'm so jealous of your new machine! Have fun with it!

Crystal said...

Beautiful pillow, such amazing work!

cwonitoy(at)shaw(dot)ca

Kristi said...

Great giveaway, thanks!
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

What a generous giveaway, thanks for a chance to win these goodies!

Jenna H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Memories By Me said...

Oh so colorful! I love tutorials I will definelty be back to viist. thank you for the chance to win!

Laura said...

that needlebook is so cute!

Faddict said...

LOVE the birdy pillow!
Great giveaway, thx for the chance to win!
Shola
annoy19(at)hotmail(dot)com

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi - Great giveaway!

Carla G said...

Great Giveaway! I'll be back to check out your blog!

bcgeates(at)netbistro(dot)com

Peach Rainbow said...

Lovely!
Thanks for the chance :D

fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Christy said...

such beautiful handmade goodies! i really would love to win them. thank you for the chance!

TheYatzecks said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I hope I win!

Kari said...

I am loving that cushion cover!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Lauranie said...

ooohh, so pretty!! Love the little birds, sweet! Thanks for the chance...glad you needed to try out your "new" machine!! ;)

Franstuff said...

This is such a wonderful prize!! Thanks for offering it!

Ebeth said...

What an incredible - and generous- giveaway! Thank you for sharing!

sertyan said...

Lovely lovely generous giveaway!

Nadilah Magee said...

Awesome!I hope I will win your giveaway...I love the needle book and pillow cover, so beautiful!
mageenadilah@gmail.com

Sew.What. said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

Helen said...

Your new machine's going great by the looks of things.

Hydelicious said...

Jippie!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy said...

Greetings from Malaysia! Thanks for the opportunity!

My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

shima said...

hi there, i m your new follower from Malaysia, Asia..

i wish i could win too!!

girlynicknack@gmail.com

Cass said...

Birds and rainbow fabric - a dream come true! :)
Love the pillow cover!
*waving hello from Australia* I've added you to my Google Reader.
Cass

Elflyn said...

Oh my, so generous!
Gorgeous!

Mruna Mistry said...

The pillow cover is very pretty...love all the rainbow colors...Thanks for the giveaway!

p.s. I love your blog background!

Svenja said...

What a nice Giveaway. And everything is so pretty. I will follow your Blog now, cause I like it here.

Thanks for the chance..

Svenja

Treasuresofjoy said...

Lovely pillow and would sew like a needle case!!

Gina said...

Cute cute cute!! :)
I am in England as well. Nice to "meet" another UK crafter.

K@ren said...

Beautiful! I'm amazed at the talent as I pop along these blogs! Your little birdie is adorable!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!
krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

xo
Karen

YulyaShenka said...

Count me in!
juletchka78(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sonja said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
sonjagreene(at)veryverdant(dot)com

Madison said...

Lovely, gorgeous giveaway.

I've enjoyed having a look see on your blog. You make beautiful things.

Madison xxx

A Joyful Chaos said...

You are being very generous! I would love to be the lucky winner!

ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

Heathery said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
myheehaw at hotmail dot com

Kristy said...

Lovely giveaway! Thanks for playing along!

Marissa said...

So fun! I love your freestyle sewing.

Nicole said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! That birdcage pillow cover is just darling.

livelover3 said...

Awesome giveaway! How many times are we making a bag and we don't have the right lining?! Awesome. Thank you. KERIHA@yahoo.com

Jessica Jo said...

Oh fun! Don't miss my yarn!

thriftyfinn said...

I seriously need that pillow. NEED, woman, NEED!

Liz said...

Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway. I adore that pillow!

wendy said...

Oh what lovely items, I love the bird motifs!

Pacas said...

what a great giveaway!! count me in :)))

Anonymous said...

So pretty, thanks for the chance to win!!
maggiegripp {at} yahoo (dot) com

Daniel and Erin Palmer said...

Love your give-a-way! Thanks for being so generous! eatkin85@hotmail.com

danette said...

Oh wow those are really cute. I really like the pillow.

jmparsons said...

These are very unique items, and I'm so excited just to have the chance to win them!

jmparsons(at)vfemail(dot)net

Poddle said...

That pillow is just gorgeous! I'd be honoured to win these items. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

sandandstarfish said...

Gorgeous! I love them all!!

Erin said...

The pillow is so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
crazyncrafty(at)gmail(dot)com

R said...

just darling!

RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

Skooks said...

That pillow is so fun! And I have been on the hunt for a cute needlebook. :) Just lovely stuff.

Jamie said...

I'm new to sewing. I'll have to add "needlebook" to my list of things that I must have!
youmustbeastranger(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jo said...

I'm having trouble commenting with my blogger profile, so theis will have to do -- yikes! Thanks for the lovely opportunity -- I especially like how the needlebook compliments the pillow! jobanba at gmail dot com

Grandma said...

Do you LOVE your new machine? I have that same one and really have loved sewing with it. Great giveaways, thanks for your generosity.
lrlriddle@gmail.com

Alice said...

Amazing giveaway. I love it all, but especially love that needle book. so cute.

Hippie Housewife said...

Very sweet!!! Love the adorable items.

zees5 said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

Leah Claire said...

The needlebook is especially cute! Thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I love the pillow! I would especially love it because my last name is Lawson! what are the chances I have not met many here in canada. My dad's sister is named lorri, maybe if I won I would send it to her (if I could part with it). Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Claire Atoxim said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win that beautiful cushion!

Atoxim at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

The birdcage is such a cute idea!

♥Duff said...

gorgeous giveaway prizes! thanks! and congrats on your new arrival!! there's nothing quite like a new machine!

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

tleaht(at)gmail(dot)com

amy dame said...

what wonderful prizes! the pillow is gorgeous, and i love the bird and the colours of the needlebook! polycotton is perfect for linings, it seems to last forever! i bet it would be good for reusable shopping bags as well, it would scrunch down easily to stash in your purse!

thank you so much!

Charity said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) I'd be excited to win.

audreypawdrey said...

The pillow is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

Scott and Trisha said...

Excellent, excellent! That needle book is adorable!!

Right. Scott really doesn't care about your lovely giveaway, but trisha certainly does!! Blogger, in its infinite bloggy wisdom, isn't letting me sign out of our baseball card store blog and into my personal one:
http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

**sigh**

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Pink Fawn said...

Congratulations on the new machine! The pillow & needlebook are just adorable - thank you for the chance!

Canadian Kristin said...

That was your experimenting?! An amazing and fabulous pillow cover?!?!? YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! I would sure love to win this fabulous giveaway! Going to read through your other posts now, you are inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosie said...

what a beautiful grouping! I love the birds!!!! Thanks for this opportunity!! Hello from Canada! :)

bethany said...

lucky 199....thanks for the chance to win!!

Jo said...

So generous of you! Count me in :)

jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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