Giveaway Winners

I’ve made a decision, and I’m typing it up now so I cannot have another change of heart.

winners

The winner of the Elisalex Dress is Jana  I’ve never seen a comment that long, and boy do I want to see this dress made in silver jacquard!  I was tempted to say that if you had too much I could relieve you of a metre or two!  🙂

The Anna Dress pattern goes to Laurie from Threadbare Stitches.  I hope you will have enough versions of the Anna for your next holiday!

Thank you all so much for your comments & reasons for needing the patterns, they were all so good, I hope you manage to get your hands on the patterns you wanted soon.  I’ve found some new blogs to follow from this so I guess I’ll be seeing you in Blogland!

For the winners, drop me an email:  handmade-1 at live dot co dot uk with your postal address & I’ll get your prize in the post asap so you can get sewing!

Birthday presents!

Thanks for all your well wishes, and comments.  Who’s been watching the great Games??  I have been blown away by the crowds, they’ve been so loud!  Especially when Team GB are participating!  😀  I have my giveaway winners…..  Daughter No2 picked numbers out of her favourite summer hat this morning, and this is what we have:

The Winnifred Aldrich book goes to……..  Prttynpnk

The Burdastyle magazines go to……. Pendle Stitches

and the suprise bundle goes to…………..  Vicki Kate!!!!

All wrapped up and ready for their new homes!

Congratulations guys, I hope you have hours of fun with your stuff!  😀  Now all you need to do is email me with your postal addresses, and these will be winging their way to you.  Email me on handmade-1 at live dot co dot uk.

Now for more sewing while I try to watch the Olympics at the same time….  At least my fix-it-and-finish-it pile has shrunk a bit!

Belated Birthday Celebrations

“It’s my birthday, it’s my birthday, I’m gonna party like it’s my birthday…”

Birthday treats

Well, only like it’s my birthday, because it’s not actually.  I missed the blog-anniversary here last month, so I figured I’d wait a bit and do it properly…  So a year and a month since my very first post, today is such a great day!  The sun is shining here in soggy England, the Olympics kick off tonight, and I am hosting my first ever giveaway!!!!!!!!!  😀

It’s been a fabulous year, and is only just over halfway through!  We’ve had the 60th Jubilee, the wettest summer, now the best week of sun, and of course, the Olympics.  I’m looking forward to seeing some great sport and thoroughly committed athletes show us their stuff!  What about you?  Are you going to be hiding from the TV for the next 16 days, or will you be watching your favourite sport?

Back to the giveaway, birthdays mean presents!!  😀    I have a copy of Winnifred Aldrich’s Metric Pattern Cutting; two un-used Burdastyle magazines, March and July 2011; and a little surprise bundle.  All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below stating which birthday present you’d like, and which if any, event you’ll be looking out for over the next couple of weeks.  All comments to be received by Midnight GMT on Monday 30 July.

March and July 2011 Burdastyle magazines and Metric Pattern Cutting. I’m not showing the suprise bundle, ’cause then it’s not a suprise!

I’m going to be on the lookout for a team of skippers (jump ropers??) called Get Tricky who will be part of the Sports Presentation at the basketball events.   They consist of members of 4 Jump Rope teams from the UK, Belgium and the USA.  See if you can spot them on the TV coverage!

I’ve had a great first year, met loads of other bloggers doing loads of different things, and I’ve learnt a few computer tricks too!  Still have far to go, but I’m loving it!  Here’s to the next year!  Ching ching!  😀