Monday, 26 September 2011

My first giveaway, first tutorial and first anniversary!!!! Whoooo

Woweee, so much going on today!

I've just posted my first tutorial for the laminated lunch bag I made for the Japanese Scrap Challenge, I hope it inspires at least one person to make one, it will have made all that typing and editing worthwhile! You can find the tutorial here.

I also have my very first giveaway to celebrate that exactly 1 year ago today I took Strawberry Patch out to its very first craft fair! I cant believe how much has changed in a year - my sewing skills, my confidence, my profits. Ive started a blog, started giving workshops and generally been having an amazing year!

Huge thanks to all my friends and family that have supported and encouraged me along the way, as way of thanks I am running a giveaway for my followers. How would you like to get your hands on 3 fat quarters of Swoon by Melissa Averinos for Andover Fabrics? I have been using this line in the Across the Sea QAL and I love it.




To enter here is what you need to do:

1. Be a follower and leave me a comment saying you are.
2. Head over to my facebook page here and 'like' Strawberry Patch and tell me you have done so in another comment for an extra entry
3. For a billy bonus third entry leave another comment recommending a blog to me that you love, any subject matter!
4. Join in our Modern Christmas Fabric Charm Swap - sorry, only kidding!! But seriously if you want to join us in some swapsies fun and get some fab festive fabric to boot just head over here.

edited to add - you can indeedy have a 4th entry, just blog about this giveaway and leave me the link in a seperate comment!
So that's a whopping  4 entry's (if you can be bothered!) and I will close the giveaway on Friday 30th September at 12 midday GMT when the lucky winner will be picked by Mr Random Number Generator. Please make sure you are not a no-reply blogger or leave your email in your comment. If I am unable to contact you within 48 hours I will redraw.

If you fancy yourself lucky, why not head over to Life's Rich Pattern where there is another great giveaway running for  the new fabric line Moroccan Mirage by Kristian A Howell. Check it out here.


41 comments:

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Congratulations! Nice to hear the store is going well :-) I am a follower, and I've joined in the charm swap. Does that get me extra credit? ;-)

Cindy said...

Congrats! What a great year for you.

I'm a follower....

Cindy said...

....and recently I've been stalking (ahem...reading) Diary of a Flutter Kat
http://mummastimetocreate.blogspot.com

Thanks for the chance to win :)

gill said...

Congratulations!!
I'm a follower!

gill said...

Have you discovered Vanessa at doyoumindifiknit.typepad.com ?Not just knitting,Vanessa is an illustrator who also knits,sews and crochets and she has a wonderful eye for colour!

Kirie said...

Happy that I found your blog :) Your creations are really nice. I'm following with pleasure and awaiting future inspirations!

Kirie said...

Well, I don't have FB, but I can reccomend you a blog: mine, LOL, but seriously, this is a blog of my friend: http://jednoiglec.blogspot.com/ she is very creative :)

Flying Blind... said...

I follow and am off to check out the tute in a mo'!

Flying Blind... said...

I 'like' now x

Flying Blind... said...

I would obviously recommend my blog tee hee, but ChezLarsson is a close second xx

Isisjem said...

Happy Blogiversary! Sounds like you've had a great creative year. I'm a new follower.

Isisjem said...

I could be cheeky like Hadley above me and say my blog :-) Only I'll recommend Hadley's blog: http://flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com/

susan said...

I'm a follower. And a fellow swapee. And signed up for the fabric charm swap. If Laura's going for extra credit, so am I! ;-)

Kristy said...

Hello! I'm your newest follower! :)

Kristy said...

Warmly invite you to stop by my blog for a visit! http://hopefulthreads.blogspot.com/

I've gotta lil' giveaway going on too! ;)

SharonK said...

Hi, I'm a follower and a liker of your page of facebook. I've also signed up for the christmas charm swap. I'm enjoying your blog.

SharonK said...

I enjoy reading this blog
http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/

Katy Cameron said...

Happy bloggiversary :o) I'm already a follower

Katy Cameron said...

I've liked you on Facebook

Katy Cameron said...

And have you met Jenna at Sew Happy Geek?

H2Ogirl said...

Whoop! Happy happy day to you. And I love the tute!

Ella said...

I'm a follower! (and a competitor) teehee.

Judith said...

Just found you through Fiona. I'm now a follower. Thanks for the giveaway! Jxo

Judith said...

I've liked you on FB. Jxo

Judith said...

I'd recommend my friend Sarah's blog: http://sewmeblog.blogspot.com/
She's one of the sweetest people I know! Jxo

Sheila said...

I'm a new follower!

Sheila said...

One of my favourite, and non-crafty, blogs is foodinjars.com. Lots of great recipes and great pictures and great advice. It's definitely worth a look now and again.

Sheila said...

I'm a follower - congrats on your 1st year. I am celebrating 2 on my blog with a wee giveaway - http://bluepatchquilter.blogspot.com/2011/09/one-way-swap.html

Sheila said...

One of the first blogs I found was Ayumi's Pink Penguin - http://ayumills.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

Been to FB and "like".

rebeccamill said...

I am a new follower, found you through Fiona and will like you on facebook too

Digital Misfit said...

Congrats on your first tute and on Strawberry Patch's first craft fair anniversary! I am a new follower :)

Digital Misfit said...

I Liked you on FB :)
HeidiG@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

Well of course I would like to suggest MY blog :) I post my own embroidery patterns free every month (also apparently popular as digital stamps), and just posted a felt snowman pattern.
If I MUST recommend another blog, it would be that of my friend AlwaysInspired at http://theinspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com (yes, she regrets using such a long title name!)

Cristin said...

Happy 1 year! A blog I recommend? Young House Love :-) I'm into DIY home stuff (besides sewing and quilting!) check it out!
http://www.younghouselove.com/

And of course, I should recommend my own blog too, right?
http://cristinwilson.blogspot.com/

Cheers!

WandaFish said...

Hi, I've been following since Sarah's Japanese Scrap challenge and think I'm all caught up on your ramblings to date now :)

WandaFish said...

I like Strawberry Patch on facebook, you have some lovely handmades on display!
Thanks for the giveaway - beautiful fabric!

WandaFish said...

There's always something interesting/inspiring at http://veryberryhandmade.co.uk/

Ginger said...

New follower!

Ginger said...

New FB liker too!

Ginger said...

Might I be so bold as to show you to my blog for a photography project I did earlier this year?
www.virginiabobro.wordpress.com

And on a totally unrelated topic (but one of interest to parents or people thinking of becoming parents...)
www.birthpeeps.blogspot.com