Friday, 7 October 2011

A give-away win!

Well, meloves, I am all a-gush and very excited to tell you that I AM A WINNER!!

Yes, my very first giveaway win arrived today from the gorgeously talented, clever and all-round lovely Karen at KarensKrafts!

Giveaway win

I cannot tell you how excited I have been since learning that I was one of 3 winners from Karen's 'Pay it forward' giveaway.
(the postman clearly thinks I am a nutter as I have been stalking him for a few weeks now)

So, said parcel arrives... I unwrap a bit..

Giveaway win
What lush fabrics, colours, flowers... what could it be? ..

Giveaway win
Ohmegosh (sharp intake of breath) it's a beauuuuuuutiful bag.

See how lovely it is!
Giveaway win 2

But what else?

Giveaway win
Eeeeep. The cutest tissue-case I've ever seen.

And look!

The sweetest Flower Fairy tag- the Geranium Fairy (really takes me back to being little- I used to love these little creatures- and still do!)


Giveaway win3
A sweet detachable crochet flower corsage!!

Come see!

Giveaway win 2
The most adorable lining of rose sprig fabric (including little compartment for special things).

Who could not love this:
Giveaway win3

Thank you again, Karen.
This has blown me away...!

And so...
Pay it forward

Keep your eyes peeled- my next post is a Pay-it-forward giveaway!!

Have a great weekend, all.



  1. Well done lover! That is brill. Oh my, I love that bag so much, I've gone a very slight tinge of green. It is FAB!!!!!!!!!!!
    And yet you got more stuff too!
    How lovely, it is so good for the soul to get such gorge things thru the post.
    Have a lush weekend
    x x x x x

  2. Well hellooooo sailor.....what a most exciting parcel that must have been! I won a giveaway a while ago and it really is a very exciting thing indeed, isn't it? I have a little pile of bits stashed away for a giveaway, I just need to find one more thing to add to the collection. Mr N and I are escaping for a child-free weekend in Harrogate soon (just thought I'd drop that in) so maybe that'll be the place to find that elusive final thing.
    Have a jolly weekend modelling your new bag
    Emily x

  3. lucky you- they look great presents!
    I'm quite intrigued by the pay it forward concept!

  4. Oooh you luck thing, you! What a pretty bag and the tissue holder is so sweet. You will look well swanky wandering about with that on your shoulder, mrs!
    How nice to get something that isn't a bill!
    Have a smashing weekend.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, you lucky duck :) I've done the coffee pay-it forward before, but somehow this crafty-type seems like a whole lot more fun :) Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Fabulous darhling! You lucky the colours! How exciting!!!!! Yippee!!!

    Enjoy your new bag this weekend!

    JO x

  7. Karen makes the most beautiful things and you are a very fortunate recipient of her PIF giveaway. The bag is gorgeous and all those little extras inside, just fabulous.
    Anne xx

  8. Wow! You're very lucky to receive such lovely things! I love the bag, too!

  9. What a delightful blog you have! I would love to make some of the little cork people. Easy?
    I will be back for sure!

  10. Oh, love love love! The little tissue cozy might be my favorite. Fantastic fabrics! Lucky you. :)

  11. Wow! you are lucky to win such a lovely bag. Karen is very talented.

  12. Lovely prizes, well done. I'm in a Pay It Forward too, I'm just very, very behind with my makes, embarassingly so.

  13. Wow, your things are beautiful, I love the idea....look forward to seeing your pay-it-forward post!

  14. You lucky girl, what a beautiful bag. The fabrics are so well chosen and compliment each other beautifully. It's almost too prtty to use! Looking forward to your pay-it-forward post!
    Becky x

  15. Wowee what an amazing giveaway to win! That bag is Gert Lush as they sound round these parts. A total beauty.

  16. Congrats on your win! What a fun package to receive! I think there's something really special about the appreciation of a handmade gift when it goes to someone who also loves to make things. Like maybe there's a greater understanding of the love and time that goes into handmade gifts? I don't know. But I do know that I cherish them! Have a great weekend!

  17. Wow, that is an amazing bag, the colors are perfect. I am so glad you won. Beautiful!

  18. Wow! What a wonderful win...lucky you, all the bits are lovely.....super jealous!
    Nattie x

  19. Beautiful, I love all those fabrics, what an excellent win. - Annie

  20. Wow! A treasure trove of crafty goodies!!! Congratulations, you lucky girl!!!

  21. Ooh, lucky you! Winning a crafty giveaway is the best thing ever, and you've gotten some amazing stuff! :D I really, really love the bag, such beautiful work and great fabrics.

  22. Wow congrats. What a gorgeous bag and bits. Enjoy x

  23. Such pretty things - well done.

    Just to let you know that I have just joined a giveaway myself over on Bugs & Fishes blog and we had to comment on our fav blog of the moment and .... I've chosen Annaboo's House - hope that was ok? Keep your fingers crossed for me.

    Jumbleberries xx

  24. Congratulations and wow; that bag is beautiful. Clearly it has come to a fantastic home where it will be loved and cherished and sighed over for many years to come.

    It's funny the power those Flower Fairies have, isn't it? One look at that tag and I was jolted back to my childhood.

    Beautiful win.

  25. Congrat's on such a lovely prize, that should just make you feel all fuzzy inside. The colors are so beautiful. I am so happy for you. Enjoy.

    Misty and Pets

  26. Oooo well done you on winning! WOW what a gorgeous pressie that is, beautiful bag and tissue case. Love the fabrics too, I'm very jealous :-)

    I'm so gonna be entering your giveaway!

  27. What a fab prize - no wonder you were stalking the postman LOL xx

  28. Just found your lovely blog! I love your giveaway wins, the fabric of the bag is so pretty! Also very much liking your beautiful flower cushion further down, I so need to make myself one of those too! Jenny x

  29. Well done on your win!! What a fab bag :)
    ...I'm always stalking my postman (addiction to ebay and Amazon cause that!) lol

    Hope you're having a good week so far, enjoy your new goodies :)

    Louise xx

  30. Congrats hon - what a fabulous win! I am intrigued by the pay it forward thing - will definitely pop back soon to find out more!

  31. So fun to win a giveaway! I'm waiting for the day I win something! I wanted to ask you how you attach the lace to the votive jars? What kind of adhesive did you use? Thank you. I love the candle jars! Just found your blog! Hugs and Tweets!

  32. You lucky girl you! What a beautiful bag and extras!! Karen creates the loveliest things!! :o)
    I received your 5" square of fabric!!
    Thanks so much!! As we get closer to the
    give a way date, I will disclose my plan.
    hugs. Trish


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