Giveaways Galore

How did you fare in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day? I did very well for myself indeed. Unfortunately I let the deadline for giving stuff away slip by me (which is why I’m joining in a different giveaway, see below…), but I had a ball finding new blogs and entering a couple of dozen giveaways. And I won two! Firstly, I was the lucky recipient of a voucher to Lauren Williams’ madeit store. Lauren creates jewellery pieces using fabric covered buttons. I chose these two pieces:

And I love them both!

Secondly, on its way to join my small but growing quilt book collection, will be the learn to quilt book given away by Dianna of “Someday I’ll Be…“. Thankyou Dianna šŸ™‚

Which brings me to my giveaway. I’m signing on to ‘attend’ the SEWN Launch party. Have you heard about this? SEWN is the new online quilting and sewing community about to launch. As part of the party, loads of blogs are signing up to giveaway free stuff, and you can win prizes at the site as well.

What am I giving away? These two books:
1. Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter, and
2. Yeah, I made it myself by Eithne Farry

How do you win? Simply leave a comment on this post, telling me which of these books you’d like to win (or ‘both’, if you want to be in the running for either book), and you’ll be in the running to win šŸ™‚ Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you. I’ll randomly draw two winners on Monday June 8th, at (let’s say) 6pm Melbourne time. (That’s Melbourne, Australia, not the other one!) Good luck!

Lastly, I know this has been a pretty Niamh-centric blog of late, but I just have to show you her creative space! A friend gave her a sticky-foam-shapes craft kit for her birthday, and would you believe this occupied her for two straight hours today?! That is simply astounding for a three year old, if you ask me!


70 responses to “Giveaways Galore

  1. Hi there! thanks for this giveaway chance! I would love the simple sewing! I have only been sewing for 2 weeks tomorrow! and I am obsessed already!

  2. Either would be nice as I seldom win anything… luck might be about to change though!!!

  3. wow i would love a chance to win either please!

    thanks : )

  4. Either please!

  5. i would love to win either!

  6. Great giveaway! I would love to win Simple Sewing. Looks like a really great book!

  7. I would really love “Simple Sewing” as I’ve had my eye on it for quite some time. Please could you add me to your drawing – that is if you are willing to post it out to the UK.

  8. Ooo! i think I would love both books but probably the simple sewing because you can never have too many reminders on simplicity and I sure need that. I forgot about the sewn giveaway. Maybe I can make my giveaway into one of theirs? Niamh has done alovely job. Excellent artwork especially for a 3 year old.

  9. Would you believe I have “Yeah! I made it myself” Having a Borders store near my work is deadly!

    Niamh did a fantastic job with her art – it is truly beautiful. She’s growing up so fast.

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to be in the running for both books please. I have two little girls who love me to sew and make things for them.

  11. How wonderful… I would love either of them!! We’re having a sewn sewn give away too.

    xo Steph

  12. Simple Sewing PLEASE! Thanks for the chance.

  13. What a great giveaway!! I would love to enter to win both books! They look great!
    Thanks a lot!

  14. Both books look like either would be great to have. Please sign me up for the drawing of each. If I don’t win one, maybe I’ll win the other. Thanks for holding a sweet giveaway. How fun! Please sign me up.



  15. I think the simple sewing is my mantra……great giveaways

  16. Two hours for a three-year old is awesome! I’d like the Simple Sewing book.

    How do you pronounce your daughter’s name, it’s lovely!


  17. I would love the chance to win both please because they are both so good I couldn’t possibly choose between them šŸ˜‰ thankyou so much for the chance šŸ™‚

  18. Thanks for joining the SEWN giveaway. I would love the Simple Sewing book. Please sign me up šŸ™‚

  19. Hi this is a hard one so I would love to win either one or both.

  20. Put me in for both books; I haven’t read either one, so am sure I’ll enjoy them both. Reading on the porch swing during the summer months is a favorite passtime. freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  21. I would love to be entered for both books. What a great giveaway. Thank you for sharing.

    I agree about that being a great craft to keep an active 3yro happy!

  22. I’d also love to win either book! I am an obsessive book worm who loves all things crafty šŸ™‚

  23. I like SIMPLE! SIMPLE should be my middle name. šŸ˜€

  24. Congrats on your Sew Mama Sew winnings, and thank you for this opporutnity! I would love to be entered in the simple sewing drawing!

  25. Great giveaway .
    I would choose “I made it myself ” , thanks for the chance to win !!

  26. Dang, I missed the giveaways on Sew Mama Sew. I am so glad to see you blogging again. I would love the Lotta Jansdotter book, her style is right up my alley.

  27. Forgot to mention, GO NIAMH! That is awesome that she is getting into the crafty things. And giving Mama a chance to do other stuff : )

  28. oh great giveaway! I would love to win the Lotta Jansdotter Simple sewing book!!! šŸ˜‰

  29. Please put my name in the hat for either book, thanks for the giveaway!

  30. What a fantastic giveaway. I would love to win Simple Sewing because I’m tired of checking it out of the library. Imagine having my own copy! Thanks for hosting.

  31. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  32. I would love to win the Simple Sewing book…love Lotta Jansdotter! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway!

  33. Fabulous giveaway! I would love to win Simple Sewing! That is, if you don’t mind posting to the US. Getting a package in the mail from the other side of the world (or under side, lol) would be a prize in itself!

  34. WOW! What a generous giveaway! Please enter me in the draw for Simple Sewing.

    The craft kit looks great…must get one for my daughter! Found your blog through The Last Piece…will definately be back.

    Hope you are lucky enough to win something too!

  35. I would just be so grateful to win either book…a surprise !!!

    What a gorgeous art creation your daughter has made. There is nothing in the world better than seeing your little ones being creative !!!

  36. I’d like to win Simple Sewing, thanks for the opportunity šŸ™‚

  37. What a great giveaway! The Simple Sewing book I have been looking for for a while now. So I would love to have a chance to win that one! Thank you for the opportunity!

  38. I would love to recieve “I made it myself”. Thank you so much for a chance to win! Pretty please pick me?

  39. marine_bio

    Wow, both books look great. I haven’t seen either one before. So either would be great. I love books that other people recommend. I find they are always full of useful stuff.

  40. Marilyn Robson

    I would love to win either book or both. I have recently given my grandaughter a sewing machine for her 18th birthday and I will be helping her learn to sew. We have started a dress for her so far. The books look like they would be perfect for her to learn from.

  41. I would love to win either book! Im always looking to expand my library, and I always look at books and mags for inspiration! Thanks!

  42. Hi!!
    That’s a great giveaway!!
    Thank you so much!
    I’ve been after “simple sewing” for quite a while now…just always either could’t get it in the bookstore at the time or found something on a good offer thank you for the chance of maybe getting it this way! šŸ™‚ very kind of you, you have a lovely blog!!

  43. I’d love to win either! How wonderful.
    gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

  44. I’d be interested in either, really. I can’t wait for sewn to go live.

  45. I would be happy with either one.

  46. Not entering the competition but just commenting on how awesome Niamhs work is.

  47. i would love to have either of these books! thanks for the opportunity! šŸ˜‰

  48. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I’d love either book, though I’ve been wanting to by Lotta’s book for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Both please, I haven’t seen either title yet. Thanks!

  50. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win Simple Sewing!

  51. i would like to have simple sewing!

  52. I would love to win either book. Thank you for the chance to!!

  53. Wow – you’re daughter is a crafty critter too!!

    I would be happy for either of those books you are giving away to come and live at my house – I’m pretty new to quilting and have always been a dreamer and love flicking through books and magazines for ideas and inspiration.

  54. oh wow, books! i can never resist craft books! i’ve been eyeing simple sewing, so i suppose that’s my favourite, but really, i’d love either!

    thank you so much for the chance to win!

  55. Ooooh, Lotta’s book would be lovely thanks Melanie!

    How generous.

  56. Simple sewing would be great, but then again so would be other.

  57. This is a great giveaway!
    I’d love both, but would prefere #2 – Yeah, I made it myself by Eithne Farry :giggle:
    Stop by my blog! I’m having a SEWN giveaway too

  58. I love sewing, though I must admit that I could always use new tips and ideas.
    I would love to be in the running for either/both books!

  59. Mary on Lake Pulaski

    I would love to be in the drawing for both books! Thank you for participating in the give awaw!

  60. I would love a chance to read Lotta’s book! Thanks for the entry!

  61. I have been drooling over simple sewing, (I’m a newbie) but either would be GREAT! Thanks for being so generous!

  62. Those title sounds very good, and I love books as I am a auto didact quilter!!!
    Please ,enter me to the giveaway.!! Great work with the foam pieces, I love to see how the kids, ( mine too) enjoy being creative

  63. wow!! lovely giveaway!!
    Iā€™d love to win either
    count me in, please!!
    hugs Isabel

  64. You lucky thing. I didnt win anything in the sms giveaway.

    I would _love_ to win either of those books though. Will you enter me for both?

  65. I love books as much as I love fabric! Hope I win šŸ™‚

  66. Mrs Bernstein

    What a great giveaway!!! I would love BOTH books, of course. But to not be too greedy, I’ll say that I would like to win the “Simple Sewing” book…puleeze!
    Thank you!
    Mrs B

  67. I hope I am not too late to enter…
    Thanks for the giveaway I cannot choose so either woudl be great

  68. Put me in for both please! don’t apologize for blogging about your little one. It’s very inspiring for me to read about the next generation of crafters.

  69. I have been looking at Lotta’s book for quite a while. I would love to win it! I haven’t heard of the other, so I can’t say I wouldn’t want to win it. šŸ™‚ both!

  70. aSprinkling

    I could certainly use some inspiration! Either book would be great!