Thursday, 28 May 2009

giveitaway, giveitaway, giveitaway, yeah!



well, hello! well, i'm back from the delights of portugal...it was great fun sprinkled with some challenging moments (arth was ill as i feared, and quite grumpy for the first few days) but it also had some amazing moments (travelling by speedboat and watching dolphins was a highlight, but der, i forgot to take my camera)

so there i was today, printing my little socks off to get my lovely orders organised, when i was half way through i realised i'd used the wrong colour green in my avenue print (i used leaf instead of apple) which means i've got two pieces in a colour i don't sell in the shop. it's been a while since i had a giveaway, so i thought i'd offer two my lovely blog readers a chance to win them - seriously limited edition, man! so to have a chance, just leave a comment below - and in the spirit of holidays and channelling my inner hairdresser - answer this question: "are you going anywhere nice this year?" ok? good luck! i'll draw it monday morning after i've taken frank to school.

50 comments:

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Owls go hoot said...

Lovely fabric! I plan to go on a summer holiday to Sweden and bicycle all the way along an old train track whilst enjoying the delights of the beautiful country.

Katie said...

Fantastic! I'm a secret lurking fan...

I am attending a wedding in Escanaba, Michigan. It's in the Upper Peninsula, and should be absolutely beautiful in July. Lots of green.

Glueandglitter said...

I am jealous that Owls go hoot is going to sweden, as my trip away this year will probably be a toned down occasion. Never the less I hope to spark some romance with my boyfriend and do a bit of a tour in Britains B&B's. I would love to go back to aberdovey where I used to go as a child and perhaps a night or two in Bournmouth!

Love the prints btw, apple green looks pretty crisp!

Anonymous said...

i'm a recent irish reader of your blog but thought id enter your wee giveaway anyway!
im going to hong kong on my holidays in a few weeks time! brilliant sights and weird smells and some lovely beaches too! il send you my email if im the winner!!!

cherith
co. antrim

Miss Crafty said...

I've used up all our money, annual leave and energy in a fabulous honeymoon a couple of months ago so and getaways this year will be close to home - perhaps a nice spot of camping

Cristin said...

*sigh* I'd love to travel around Europe... but alas, I'm stuck in Ohio, USA... but not for long! We're going to Niagra Falls (Canadian side) this weekend! Its a special trip for our 5 year wedding anniversary. I'm pretty excited, I've never visited there before!
Then mid-june we're heading out to California to visit friends near LA - again, never been!

LOVELY fabric btw! Love your shop!

Sarah and Jon said...

Ooo it's a very pretty colour!

We're going to Wales in September - staying in a glorious 16th century farmhouse owned by the Landmark Trust. A pile of books, some badminton rackets and a few bottles of wine should be enough for a fun-packed week :)

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/

amylane said...

Oooh, lovely fabric! Sadly, I won't be going anywhere nice this year as we are saving up to go to our friends' wedding in Cyprus next year. We may stretch to a night or two camping in the New Forest though :-)

Amy x

Francesca said...

love that pink house! what a great shot. nice to have you back old bean.

the isle of wight, a big ramshackle old house with about a million children. then a small quiet villa in menorca, just us. i know which one i'm looking forward to the most.

cut & blow-dry madam?

calicodaisy said...

I would love some handprinted fabric!

helen said...

eeeh, well we theoretically aren't 'going away' because in September I will be giving up my job to go to Medical School at the ripe old age of 26. This means that for the next five years, tuition fees, mortgage, travelling (Edinburgh to Glasgow) and living all have to come from my savings (once known as the wedding fund-hah!) and my boyfriends earnings. Eeek!

HOWEVER, next week me and him will have been together for ten years. Which doesn't happen every day. So the plan is to scoot off to the Highlands- despite living in Scotland my whole life I've never properly experienced them- roughing it for the beginning of the week and then staying in a swish hotel at the end of the week, for one last night of decadence before the voluntary poverty begins! I hope to see fierce seas, deserted glens and purple mountains, thanks :o)

SallyF said...

green. did you say GREEN? you do know how I feel about green don't you? why it's all green and lovely, and green. I like green. can you tell? so I'm packing up the tot and I, and heading oop Norf almost as far as you can go and still be in Britain, to sunny (hopefully) Orkney. To stay on a farm, feed the aminals, also go dolphin watching, pootle round some rock pools, check out the surprisingly secret but excellent contemporary craft scene they have up there, those sorts of things... did I say by the way I like green? I do rather.

Shannon said...

It's beautiful! Wonderful print, gorgeous color...as for traveling, my only plans right now or the visit family in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Not super exciting, but fun nonetheless. :)

Blueberry Park said...

Now that is too tempting to refuse. What a gorgeous summery luverly green that is :-) As for hols, madam, Cornwall for us in a beach shack. Let's hope more beach, less shack is involved!

Tara said...

I haven't been on holiday in about two years. Might be going to the Scilly Isles with my mum though. Lovely housey fabric! xx

The Dotty One said...

I love the leaf green!
I'm not going anwhere nice this summer but I can't really complain as I got back from North Cyprus yesterday! It was beautiful and sunny. Now to start saving the pennies for the next adventure...

alicestronaut said...

"are you going anywhere nice this year? I certainly am, my sister has just moved to Berlin and I am going to see her this summer! I'm very excited about checking out the crafty market that is near her house :)

Great giveaway, the fabric is beautiful!

Anna said...

it's gorgeous fabric!

i am rather gingerly taking my one year old away twice this summer - to dorset on a camping/surfing trip for a weekend, & to south africa for a month, to see family out there.

little t jane said...

such a lovely giveaway- thanks a bunch!!!

we have no plans to date, but if someone gives me another pint, i may consider the beach this summer. ;D

all good wishes

lori vliegen said...

lovely giveaway....i adore leaf green!! no travel plans as of yet...i live at the beach in florida, so i always feel like i'm on vacation!

leslie said...

i love your prints. and the colour is perfect. i just moved home to canada. and it's pretty lovely here! but i'm hoping to get back to japan later this year. my fingers are crossed.

Jamie said...

Lovely shade of green! I believe I will be traveling mostly to our lake cabin this year. Saving for a big trip next year (my 50th yr...) Jamie V in MT
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rachel the krafty girl said...

hey,
im a lurker,not of the creepy nature as i am still new to your bloggy blog!
lovely fabric!
am i going anywhere nice this year?nah
so winning your fabric would be the most wonderful,exciting thing to happen to me this year...;)

rachel

cheryl N said...

Traveling to the beach of Morro Bay, CA from Tucson, AZ---a temperature difference of about 30 degrees so makes for a very cool week. Love your fabric!

robinsnc said...

Love your stuff! Nothing too exciting for us. Just a trip home to MN and WI for us too. REALLY looking forward to hitting the lakes, I mean, seeing family and friends.

Kelly said...

so glad i stopped by this morning, we're being very brave and taking the small people to their first music festival - camp bestival in dorset! (brave or mad not sure yet!) & will try to fit in (another) trip to lake como this year before my oldest starts school this year

Cicada Studio said...

Depends on your definition of nice. We are staying a week at the Jersey Shore. Me, not being a beach person, thinks this is not the best vacation idea, but the rest of the family will be happy. And while they are burning, sticky and covered in sand, I will be back at the house alone, in solitude, to nap, internet, read and just relax. So, yeah, I suppose even the shore can be nice.

Heids said...

Love the leaf green! We are heading off to New Zealand for two weeks on 14 June. As we live in the tropics and it will be mid winter there I am excited about the prospect of my 3 1/2 year old seeing snow for the first time - I think it will be more than nice, especially since we haven't had a real "holiday" since 2002.

karaannisjewelry said...

Lovely fabric!

We've already taken our big trip of the year - 2 weeks in Japan and Hawaii. We're planning another trip to San Diego around the end of the month. We don't usually have the opportunity to travel this much, but I am loving it!

Rachel said...

Lovely fabric! We're not off anywhere this year as our eldest is moving up to secondary school so we are having to fork out for extortionately expensive new uniform! We'll just have nice days out instead.
:)

Kay said...

I would LOVE that fabric! Oh boy! I live in the US and my travel plans aren't much this summer ... we are traveling to Michigan (I live in Ohio) to stay in my grandparent's cabin on a lake for a week. Not much excitement, but it's sure to be relaxing.

lina said...

oh how exciting!
well, i just came back from a trip to tahoe. it was very nice & relaxing. that is about the extent of traveling i will be doing this year. but then again i always go to nice places even if they are just in my town:]

Jeanette said...

Lovely fabric!
We are off to feather down farms on Monday, should be fun with four children and a 33 week bump!

Melissa said...

I'm planning a very short working vacation to Coastal Maine. I love it there so even though it's a Really short working vacation I plan on really having fun!

Christine said...

Glad you had a good holiday lovely lady. I'm off on honeymoon in October to South Africa and Mauritius!! :D

Me said...

I really like the green color. ^ ^ If things work out as planned I'll be heading to the Philippine Islands and maybe just maybe a quick jaunt to Japan.

Thanks so much!

lori said...

beautiful! we are going about 45 minutes away for a week to just hang out,and going camping at least once. first time with kids, eek.

littlelovelies said...

cute fabric - i could put it to good use, i'm sure!

i'm off to canada from the Uk to visit my family - i'll stay at our family cottage on the lake for 4 weeks - i can't wait!

x nadine
little lovelies

katy said...

i just discovered your blog/work last week, and i must say i absolutely love your fabric!

i'm not going anywhere too awfully exciting - poor college student and such. i live in the ozarks, missouri, and hopefully my family will be able to take a trip to florida over the christmas/new years holidays and my husband and i can tag along. florida is extra exciting, because it where all of my family that i know, sans mom/dad/grandpa, live - and they're all amazing. therefore, florida becomes extra nice. :)

Anna Betts said...

Wowza, OK well in the slim chance I might win some limited edition fabric, here are my holiday plans:

Clacton,
caravan,
5 teacher friends.

Should be interesting. Mini golf anyone? And a quick pop quiz on mental arithmatic?

Swirlyarts said...

Cool - a giveaway! I'm heading to Paris in the summer as it is our 10th wedding anniversary this year and that is where we went for our honeymoon. We are going without children too :) :)

Sarah Spooner said...

I'm your bestest mate in the whole world,and off to spain on weds. Does that get me a freebie? Love ya lots Tarta XXX

snipsnaphappy said...

Oh I love this fabric - and leaf green? My favourite! Waaaaay superior to apple green ;))
I am going to France on Sunday for a week with my wee girl and my hubby, and my Dad and my step-mum too. We will eat cheese, olive oil and croissants (not all together) and drink plenty of wine. Aaaaah, lovely!
Ali
x

marlene said...

I love your fabric ... wrong green or not! Hmmm ... I'd love to travel to Europe again this year, but I'm headed to Kauai (my home island) in July. Europe will have to wait a bit.
marlene

Jacqui Dodds said...

I have done the same thing when I have been screenprinting and also when I have been painting - sometimes a mistake can turn out ok and sometimes it doesn't. We are going to Sussex again this year - we went for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. One of the highlights was a visit to Charleston; the house where the Bloomsbury set used to meet. Apparently they have some new fabrics this year so looking forward to going there again and checking these out.

Emily said...

Wow - I love that green! And so do a lot of people above - maybe you should think about selling it?

I'm off to Cornwall camping this summer, having had a couple of weeks in America with a week travlling through New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

Flora said...

Phew, just in the nick of time!

Now I'm channelling my inner hairdresser phobic self..."just cut the hair lady, and pass me that OK magazine" ;)

Melinda Milkshake said...

Alluring sky scape. Pink buildings, who wouldn't adore them? Portugal, oh Portugal.

kari and lisa said...

I love the cute fabric!!

As for going somewhere...yes! I'm off to Holland next week to visit my bro in law. Lovely!

Fabric Nation said...

Too late!! But I'm off to Lee Bay in North Devon. I love it. Rock pools galore.