Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Giveaway ... Gonna Make You Sweat ...

Ok - So I passed my year blogging birthday and well, forgot it ... and so I could've recognised my 100th post - but, mmm, didn't notice in time. So well ... I thought I would just have a celebratory giveaway just for the hell of it. Reckless, non? But there is a bit of a catch ... I haven't quite decided on the total giveaway booty ... that's right friends, TOTAL - it will be a surprise package of varied and unusual goodness. But there is but a small catch. You will have to work your craft booties for it. You see - on a previous expedition to the fabric and sewing mecca of seworld - I commented that there was something I liked about a trimming - but just wasn't quite sure what or why. Before I know it - I am exiting with the entire roll - gifted - by the glorious Gabbi. Apparently noone else quite knew what to do with it either and it was upsetting her shelf Feng Shui thang. So I need some help to show the world that there is indeed a place for this poor neglected retro inspired trim.
Which brings me to the 'Giveaway Challenge'. I will send you up to 1 metre of the trim in the mail and you have to use it in some crafty project to make it have its day basking in the sunshine of handmade. (let me know how many cm or inches you think you might require) Depending on how many takers we have .... I could post you some more. SO what to do??? Well just leave a comment here to say you are in like Flynn. I will need your address - so perhaps email me that and I will pop your piece in the post. Then get crafting - there are no restrictions on what you make. I will make a little place on the sidebar with links so you can see who is crafting along. Then ... well I'll choose a winner - and you'll get stuff. What say you? Hell - you can even tell people you are doing it - make a real party of it. All welcome - come on - you know you have just been hanging out for this crafty challenge!
PS. You have until Sept 29th to get it ready. If don't have a blog - no sweat - just email me (address on sidebar) and I'll send you some!
PPS If you have your return email set to no reply you might have to include your email address for me to get in touch with you.

20 comments:

willywagtail said...

I am definitely in like flynn. I know what do. Can't you guess? I just don't buy this stuff because it is too expensive. 45 cm will do. Woohoo! Cherrie
PS Looks great on swag curtains too.

mrs smith said...

I'm in Craft Star. I have a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel ...

Fer said...

Just call me Errol...!!

I have two ideas to pick from, but will probably only need about 50cm in total.

Great idea by the way!

Isis said...

oooh i feel all retro inspired! i'm in, this is a great idea. not sure what i'm making yet but when i get my hands on that cute trim i'm sure i'll have plenty of ideas

x isis

Kylie said...

Oh yes please! I'm in!! I just found a 70s bedspread on the roadside in the same colour that I'm planning to make a very happy summer frock out of and this trim would look super gorgeous on it. i'd need about 80cms I'm afraid... hope it's not too much? Thanks for this - what a wonderful idea :)) K

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I'll see what I come up with before I take the challenge . It's a great idea and I'm looking forward to seeing all the crafty wizardry .

Tania said...

Oh oh oh! Suffering from banking up deadlines here, but how can I not? Not that I have even an inkling of the foggiest...yet!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Hmmm, what about a hula skirt for a Barbie doll?

Black Eyed Susie said...

Just joking really! I'll have to think of something a bit more exciting than that.

2paw said...

Oh Errol, I would do anything, just to be like him!! I'd love some Fringe, maybe 3/4 of a metre??? I'm thinking: a bag.......

evelouise said...

load me up sister... i'll think of something!

Gina said...

I love a challenge, I'd be very keen to join in. Perhaps you could send me a random length and I'll decide what to do with it when it comes? Fabulous idea, I'll be so curious to see what people come up with.

feedthedog said...

In?? are you serious? I'm soooo IN i'm almost out the other side.

as a maker of cushions and lover of tassles and pom poms and trims (none of which i've used yet on my cushions apart from the pom poms), this trim is just so going to go with the mustard upholstery fabric i've just cut this afternoon for a new cushion (graphics yet to be decided).

I would love 2m and more than happy to pay for it as I feel 2m is a tad greedy. but oh so necessary.
So .. qanta costa? Really. It's gorgeous and there is sadly no time for trim searching in my life right now. Really happy to sling dollars your way ... just let me know how much.

thanks!

:)

minimon said...

I´m sewing new colourful clothes for my daughters, there´s a short preview in my blog and I have a good idea to use 50 cm of your ribbon ;-)))

christine said...

I'd love to join in. I think I might need 90cm if that's ok. The beginning of an idea is twinking and winking in my head! As if I haven't got enough half finished projects going on right now...

Nikki Cardigan said...

Hi Gemma.... am I too late? I'd love to be part of your challenge. The thought of it makes be scared-excited! What a great idea.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Half my blog friends are taking part and I doo love a good challenge... I would love to be involved pretty please...

xo Steph

Cath from chunkychooky said...

is it to late to join in??

Rach said...

Oh, is it too late? I know I am a month or so behind...x

Happydacks said...

If it is not too late, I have an idea I would love to make?
Chele x