Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spring giveaway and an Announcement!

So you may have noticed that I have finally opened up an "Etsy Shop"!! I'm very excited about this and thought I'd celebrate my shop opening with a  "Spring Giveaway " as it's also the first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere today. First of all I want to tell you about my shop and what you will find in it so far. I have made a couple of  needlecases, as shown in the above photo. One is made with scraps of Wonderland by Momo fabrics and the other from scraps 'Sweet' by Urban Chiks .  These needlecases open like a book but from either side.

I have just added 2 of these hexagon sewing boxes. This box is what I've been working on this past week and I have been photographing each step so I can make up kits to sell for those that would like to make up their own sewing box.

 
This one is made up in Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market fabrics and I've got to say this box came together much quicker than the first one I put together.

There are some pretty flower brooches like this one ..............

........and this one

...............embroidered patchwork heart decoration


and a pretty fabric flower garland, perfect for adorning a girls room.
You can have a good look at all these things by clicking on my shop in the left hand side bar.

So to help celebrate spring and spread the word of my humble little shop I thought a giveaway was in order! The next items I'm planning on making to sell are some pretty pillows and I would like to give maybe one or two of these pillows away. What I will do is make one to order for the winner according to their tastes. I will snoop around their blogs and/or flickr pages to see what they like. And as with all my other giveaways I will add some extra sewing supplies to the package as well.

So if you would like to enter all you have to do is leave me some sweet comments about my shop maybe some hints about what you'd like to see in it. I'm all open to ideas so don't be shy!
You can gain extra entries by either:

  1. Spreading the word about my shop on your blog.

  2. "Heart" my etsy shop.

I will be leaving this giveaway open till next Wednesday when I will pick a winner or maybe two !

***Please make sure I can contact you by having your email attached to your profile :)***


22 comments:

Michele said...

i think your shop is going to do so well Catherine. you make such beautiful things! Congratulations and good luck!!! xx

Renee said...

Congratulations on opening your Etsy Shop!!! Your sewing boxes are amazing....what a fabulous idea.

I have just "hearted" your shop...can't wait to see the pretty pillows you're adding next.

There will also be a blog post happening on http://blogs.cheekymonkey.org.nz/nays-place/ tomorrow about your giveaway. Hope you don't mind, but I've "borrowed" one of your sewing box pics to put in the post.

Good luck - hope your shop goes well!

Lindsay said...

I really like those boxes. Do they lay flat, it looks like they might?

Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Congrats! Hope your shop does well!

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations!!! That has to be pretty excitng and involves a lot of work too. I love the hexagon sewing box!!!! How about adding some small zippered totes with those great fabrics?

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congratulations on starting your shop! I "hearted" it!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Spring giveaway sounds so strange because I'm just starting my fall here. This is my favorite season starting and I'm glad to have summer almost over. Yes .... I'm a weirdo .... I don't "heart" summer.

bearpaw said...

I already 'hearted' your shop a few days back Catherine! It is looking really good. I love all your produce, especially the sewing basket, I think is very good value and looks so professionally made! It is good that you can see prices in your own currency now. I haven't got very much advice to give you as since I opened my Etsy shop I have only sold stuff to other bloggers or Flickr contacts so it hasn't exactly been a roaring sucess! Meanwhile I lot of the things I put on there have since sold in my real shop, so I am constantly de-activating things. Not sure I really 'heart' internet selling at the moment! I do wish you better luck with your shop. And I think you giveaway idea is great!

georgie said...

Hi Catherine,
I love your makes for your etsy shop they are just soo sweet and adorable,wish I was loaded I'd spend a fortune!How about some cute girly bunting or one of those gorgeous fabric wreath ornaments you had on your blog earlier this year.
Love and hugs Georgie xx

Rafael's Mum said...

Congratulations on your shop. I hope it goes really well. Lovely stuff in there allready! You are now also amongst my favourite sellers.

Deb said...

Congratulations on your Etsy shop Catherine. Your goodies that you already have it in are lovely. Those sewing boxes are incredible, they have always daunted me. They are so practical and keep everything so tidy.

SandyN said...

Wow a etsy shop... Your items look so cute... Well done.

Sandyn

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Congratulations Catherine! The shop looks great. I love the Wonderland needlecase. And those sewing boxes are amazing. Hope it goes well.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the shop. Those sewing boxes look fantastic. What about some of those small zippered purses? Or something using your new found crochet skills. I bought a great crochet scarf from Made It (handmade site here in Oz).

Karen said...

I 'hearted' your shop. All the very best with your venture.

Jenny said...

oh Catherin! there are your sweet wall hangings. they look great in your shop. i hearted your shop. gladly. why don't you make some pot holders using the quilt as you go method? you are sooo good at that method!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your new shop. I like your idea of cutting kits for some of your products. The hexagon boxes are very unique - great idea. Thanks. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

patchworkpalace said...

I absolutely love that sewing box...I'm definetly going to look out for your kit for making it.

gill said...

I love your sewing boxes!
Good luck with your new venture
Gill

Anita said...

I would love to see a kit for your victorian sewing box. What a cool box! Good luck with your shop.
anita@monery.net

Penny from S.C. said...

Congrats on your etsy shop. I love the hexagon boxes! Good luck with everything!

Deb said...

Congratulations! all the things you make look so pretty!

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