Thursday, 2 May 2013

.: giveaway countdown - post #198 :.

So somehow Vee and I have made it to 198 posts.  Which means that after post #199 tomorrow, we will hit post #200! 

Crazy times, I know. 

To celebrate, we thought we'd do a little giveway.  And here is the giveaway-goodie.


Oh yes indeed, I have sewn up another Prettified Pincushion from Ayumi's fabulous book, Patchwork Please!  (that link is to Booktopia Australia - Ayumi's book is of course available elsewhere online ... and in good bookshops). 

The pincushion top features Heather Ross fussy-cut peg-doll girls from her Macaroni Love Story line (which I think I bought when it was available on Spoonflower), and also teeny Heather Ross gnomes, which are from a little scrap that lovely Amber from OneShabbyChick included in a package, when I bought something from her lovely shop a while ago. 

The fab orange/pink/yellow checks are by the gorgeous Cam from Curly Pops.

And the yellow button is a vintage one I found in the button tin.  


Around the sides are the fabulous glasses on purple from the new Riley Blake Geekly Chic line - these glasses are Dorothy Tsang's design (our gorgeous friend Amy from PennyCandy designed the fab records and mixtapes, which are part of Geekly Chic).


And I really need to find out who designed this fab word print that I love so much - I only have a small piece with no selvedge. 


Next up are some cute pink spots - again, from a lovely scrap with no selvedge. 


And last - with a slightly sunburned glow to the photo - is I think Denyse Schmidt.  If you know any of the fabric details I've missed out, please let me know via comment.



To complete the photo-a-thon, the bottom of the pincushion is Essex linen in flax, with a cute button from the button tin. 

And so - for your chance to win this super-sweet pincushion, sewn by me (and please do remember I am not an expert-sewist) - you have three different ways to be in the running.  

Vee and I are really interested to know how people find us - whether it's here via the blog (or Bloglovin'), on Facebook, or on instagram.  We love instagram like crazy but are only slowly coming to grips with Facebook, and we still have so much to learn about good blogging. 

So either (or do them all!):

1. leave a comment on this post #198, or yet to be posted #199 and #200 - and tell us how you found us.
2. 'like' us on Facebook - our page is here - we are cat & vee.   I have never in my life typed those words before.  And no, we do not have a Facebook button here on the blog, because we haven't figured out how to do that yet .... 
3. comment on the instagram pics I'll post of the pincushion (I am @hellofromcat).

We're aiming to upload post #200 by the end of this weekend, so the giveaway will close midnight, Australian EST on Sunday 5 May.  We'll announce the winner on Monday, 6 May.  If we get lots of comments and 'likes', we will grab some panels from the shop and choose some more lucky ducks.  

When I say 'choose' - I should make clear - winner/s will be chosen totally at random - I'm going to write down everyone's name on slips of paper, and where they commented (here, instagram or FB - just for our own interest's sake), put them into a big salad bowl, and get the girls to draw one name out of the bowl.

As simple, and embarrassingly basic, as that.  

Good luck!  Let the comments ... and 'likes' (oh I struggle with the neediness of social media language!) begin!!  Happy Thursday.     xoxo cat  


37 comments:

  1. Hi

    first saw you work on another site and came looking for you. Not sure what it was now but may have been some sort of interior design site and you have a fabulous cushion featured. I'm old give me a break lol
    I already like you on FB. The istagram bit, what the heck is that ?? Off to hunt down what ever that is now......
    Yes I'd really love to win, do you see just how much effort I'm putting in, and I could really do with a new pincushion at the moment I'm sticking them in a toy penguin.

    Love your work

    Nicola xx

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  2. Hi - I actually found you through Etsy when I was looking for screen printed fabric! So glad I did. Thanks. Susan Miranda

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  3. I liked you on Facebook and commented on your Intagram photo. I don't know how I found you. I wish I did. But I am following you!!!! thanks,kathy

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  4. I have heard of you for a couple of years actually, but unsure where/when. And then I started following you (Cat) on instagram. Then the fun started....

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  5. I am new at blogging, but since then I read you and I love this sweet pincushion.
    :)

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  6. I found you in the Ausmod Bee! Fantastic pin cushion!

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  7. arrived here via "gone aussie quilting" and totally love that little pin-cushion ... 2 2 cute!

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  8. I follow you on Instagram cuz I love sewing & embroidery. That pincushion is dreamy. Thanks for the chance. Elaine Mcdermott
    labedaelaine@gmail.com

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  9. Fabric details that I can help with:
    The green fabric with the text is by Yuwa and is often refered to as the Artist Text. I have bought it from Cotton Garden, Japan; Calico & Ivy; Purl Soho and The Quilter's Store in Brisbane!It comes in a lovely range of colours but the supply is sporadic. I'm definitely stocking up next time I see it! In the meantime Kamiko Fujita's First of Infinity will plug that gap I suppose...
    The blue/ green floral DS print is from the DS Quilts range Picnic and Fairgrounds, 2011.
    I have some of both those prints if you'd like a bit x

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  10. Found you through Facebook- a "share" from A Quilter's Table. Love the pinnie, and congrats on 200 (almost).

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  11. I found you by checking out Amy Gunsun's Badskirt blog, and because I love Steampunk I googled Steampunk quilts which led to Jeannette Bruce's Gone Aussie Quilting blog which has your site on her visit list. I noticed your pincushion and followed your link as you will find pincushions on my Pinterest boards (along with steampunk and more) I'm better at Facebook than blogging and I haven't even explored Instagram. I can't even confess to a Tumblr account although I have a Flicker one. I'm soon to be a grandma for the first time..I will have to stop looking and start sewing. If I don't win a pincushion, I will just take inspiration from you,as a group of us in Quilt Club Australia (Facebook) are planning a pincushion exchange. Cheers!

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  12. I found you from the post on facebook for the Zakka Along, must say its lovely to find a local blog :)

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  13. I found you when we joined the AudMod Bee together:) Congrats on the (nearly) 200 posts!

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  14. I found you from an email sent to me from Brown Owls. I love your Prettified Pincushion.

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  15. Hi. I found you in Facebook through a link by Zakka Along 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please' page :)

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  16. I found you via a Facebook post through a link from JuMi Creations. Love your work - truly beautiful.

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  17. Fabulous pincushion! Ayumi's book is on my amazon wishlist!
    I found you last year via blogtoberfest!

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  18. Hi :) I found you via a Facebook post on JuMi Creations Facebook page. Great to find a new blog to follow.

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  19. I found you over at Gone Aussie Quilting's blog!
    carin.aschan@hotmail.com

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  20. I saw the thumb nail of your cute pin cushion on Gone Aussie Quilting and clicked over. Congrats on your soon to be 200th post!!

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  21. I am so in love with this one Cat! I found you through our bee :o) So glad I did, I love your work!

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  22. such a cute pincushion. I found your blog from Gone Aussie Quilting :-)

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  23. What a wonderfully pretty little pretty!
    I found you through punterest
    Nickyholt000@yahoo.co.uk xx

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  24. I "found you" (met you?) through the Aus Mod bee. Congrats on your nearly 200 posts :)
    I follow you already on Instagram but I'll follow your Facebook page just now, cause I love you guys and your colourful creations :)

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  25. I found you via Kara's Secret Santa Swap last year! Such fun, so glad we are now IG, bloggy and email friends! Your version of Ayumi's pincushion is just DIVINE! xox

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  26. Hi there, what a gorgeous pin cushion! I found you via a share from Sew Delicious on Facebook.

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  27. Hi! I found you via Roslyn@Sew Delicious and am now a follower (Blog and FB). Congratulations on your 200th post! I love your pincushion

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  28. I found you on Facebook from a share from The Curly Pop Shops

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  29. Hello. I found you through Roslyn Russell's "Sew Delicious" facebook page. Being in the US, I may have missed the giveaway. I liked your facebook page and am enjoying looking around. I love the pincushion!

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  30. That pin chushion is divine! I found you through Curlypops, of course!

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  31. Very cute cushion! I popped over from Flickr. Congrats on your (almost) 200th post!

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  32. I just found you on fb!:)

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  33. And of course I like those pink gnomes so much so I just liked your fb page to get another chance!:)

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  34. I found you through the Zakka facebook page. I love your fabric choices. Where do you shop for them?

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  35. This is the most adorable pin cushion ever! I've never given much thought to pin cushions until recently. There are so many cute ones "out there". I love this one most of all! I might just have to make one myself!

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  36. Beautiful, and it was Facebook I found you with! ;o)

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