Monday, 6 June 2011

Crafty Giveaway

Today is a very special day here...it's my blog birthday!! For one year I've been occupying this little space and what a wonderful year it's been...I didn't realise just how much blogging would enrich my creative life and that I would meet so many wonderful bloggers out there who like the same things and share a real creative connection...
So it's time for a giveaway, and it just had to be a crafty one...when I tidied up my work things a few weeks ago I realised I have LOT of things in my stash, some that have been given to me by companies I work for ......so I decided to give some away. First I chose a little bag to put them all in...a bit like a lucky bag filled with surprises...
 This little drawstring bag is handmade, though not by me..I bought it from a lovely lady at a local craft fair.....
And in the bag are lots of beautiful beads and buttons (and some sequins too, not shown in the pix)....
 A whole rainbow of gorgeous specialist threads - perfect not just for sewing with but for embellishing cards, threading through tags, sewing on beads for added sparkle.....
                                                   Some card charms shaped like flowers...
...a bundle of printed cotton fabric with cupcakes and a party theme...plus other small crafty surprises so you can dip in and find crafty inspiration to play around with...

If you'd like to enter the giveaway all you have to do is to leave me a comment on this post and I'll put your name in the hat.  The giveaway will last for one week, till Monday June 13.

Off to do some more work now - I'm busily crafting at the moment working on various commisions including cross stitch sampler charts, patchwork, applique, sewing, drawing and writing up instructions...so if I have seemed a little quieter than usual that is why! Thank you so much for visiting me here. Wishing you a wonderful sunny, happy, crafty week and ..good luck in the giveaway! Back soon xxxxxxx

103 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow such fab goodies :) x

crafts@home said...

Happy Bloggiversary, It's been wonderful reading all your blogs in the time that I've 'known' you, a real inspiration at times, bringing to our attention lovely fabrics and things, and such creative work :) please count me in with this swap, I would love to win those bits and pieces :)
Sue Xxx

Michelle said...

Happy Bloggiversary to you!!!
I have only been following for a wee while now and really enjoy reading your blog, I look forward to following you for another year!

Pipany said...

I can't believe it's already been a year Helen! How quickly it goes. x

Hazel said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. Congrats on a year! x

flowers on my table said...

Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary.
It really is a very uplifting environment isn't it? I would love to be included in your draw for all those wonderful crafting bits. Enjoy your busy week, with much love Linda x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy Bloggiversary Helen!!
It's always so nice to drop in here and visit you on your lovely blog and to have you as a bloggy friend!! :)
What an extrememly generous giveaway, please, please put my name in the hat!!
Looking forward to your crafty next year.:)
Have a great week, you sound very busy but in a lovely way.
Vivienne x

Crafty Helen said...

Congratulations! I love your posts, your ideas are amazing. Please add my name to the list.x

marigold jam said...

Happy birthday! What a fab giveaway for some lucky winner too. Here's to your next year of blogging.

gillyflower said...

Happy Boggiversary Helen!
Visiting your blog is always a pleasure as I know I will invariably find photos of something beautiful you have made or grown!
Whatever I find it is always inspiring, so thank you for sharing your lovely makes and flowers.
I would love to be entered into your giveaway please, there looks to be such a lot of lovely crafting goodies there!
It sounds like you have a busy time ahead of you, good luck with your work, look forward to seeing some of it here later!

Gill xx

Kate said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!
I love reading your post as they are always so bright and cheerful.

Jenny said...

Happy blog anniversary to you Helen (do you know it's mine next week too!!) would love to be put into the hat, what a yummy selection of prizes! I really do love coming to read your beautiful blog, so will look forward to many more years to come! Have a lovely week, Jenny xx
p.s It's a deal, we will both have a blanket done by the end of 2011 :)

Crafty Mermaid said...

Oh happy birthday! :)

supermom said...

Happy Blog Birthday. That's a fun giveaway you've put together. Thanks for the chance to win.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Simone said...

My goodness me! What a wonderful giveaway! Happy Blogiversary Helen. It has been lovely getting to know you over the past year and seeing all the lovely things that you make and do. Here's to the next year! x

Little Nell said...

Happy First Anniversary; here’s to many more!

Bee happy said...

What a lovely giveaway! congrats on your anniversary, time just flies by!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Fleur Cotton said...

Happy Anniversary - I love visiting your blog, although only a recent find. Hope to enjoy your posts for the upcoming year.....

gill said...

Happy Blogiversary!
What a lovely giveaway on a grey and dull day!
Thanks
Gill x

Ditte said...

I would love to participate in your give away.
It sure is a nice occasion, 1 year of blogging, congrats;)
Always ove visiting your blog, the beautiful colours bring me so much joy, thanks!

Wendy said...

Happy Blog Birthday from me, I love visiting your page, your photos are always delightful! x

Pomona said...

Well done and happy bloganniversary! I have enjoyed reading your blog, so long may you continue. It is a really lovely giveaway, too.

Pomona x

Tara said...

What a great time to have found your blog..Happy bloggy birthday..Loving your giveaway..xx

Jeanie said...

Many congratulations on your first year. Your giveaway looks fab - so pretty!

sew said...

What a super time chez Philipps!! - a first birthday for Daisy and a Blog Birthday for you!
I have to confess that I had an indulgent afternoon last week looking at your older blogs which just leaves me with lots of other things I want to make!Your giveaway looks a lovely mixture of goodies for a lucky winner.

♥coco rose♥ said...

Happy Bloggiversary Helen!

Wow what a gorgeous giveaway!

I love coming to visit you......you are a real inspiration! When I managed to get some time in for more crafty stuff, I wanted to get to grips with sewing. Crochet just sort of happened and took over, but I dream that soon I will give needlecraft my full attention. Your blog is completely inspirational to me, so thank you!!!!!

much love

Vanessa xxx

Catherine said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Such a lovely giveaway! Cx

Teje said...

Dear Helen, Happy blog birthday!!! It's always enjoy to visit you and your beautiful blog! Thank you for giving us inspiration and ideas with your lovely crafts! Thank you also for this wonderful giveaway with so beautiful materials!
Love Teje

driftwood said...

happy blog birthday, I hope you've had cake, birthdays always need cake! here's to lots of fun for your next year of blogging! xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hello Helen,

Congrats on blogging for a year.

Blogging really is a bit like having a child. you can't really remember what your life was like without one! lol. Or maybe that is just me.

Lovely giveaway too! That little bag is just gorgeous!


MBB x

Squiggling About said...

Happy blogiversary your blog is so pretty and inspirational here is to another year

Tabiboo said...

Happy blog birthday Helen,

one year - that goes so fast and what a beautiful blog you have too. So much inspiration.

Have fun and here's to another year and much, much more.

Nina xxx

Mia said...

Happy 1-year-blogiversary, dear Helen! Your blog is just so cheerful place with beautiful images and happy and interesting stories that I THANK YOU truly for sharing! Here's to many more years to come!

And oh please, put my name into that lucky-hat, I would LOVE to win those gorgeous things!

Happy week from sunny and hot (!!!) Finland!

Yours,
Mia

fluffydog said...

Happy blog-versary. I love reading your blog, it is very inspirational and the colours you use/include are very pretty. Please include me in the giveaway.

Thanks
Morag x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Bloggy Birthday dear Helen, Happy Birthday toooo you :-) I hope you are making yourself a lovely cake to celebrate :-)

Well I am certainly glad I found your lovely blog full of gorgeous colours and fantastic creations.

ooh please pop me in your giveaway, I and the sweetpeas would love to win such a lovely prize. x

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a fun give away. Enter me! Your projects sound beautiful. Happy Bloggiversary.

Jane said...

Many happy bloggy returns Helen. I have been with you for a lot of that year too, mine comes up in July. It's been such fun getting to know you and seeing all your beautiful craft creations. Here's to another year of fun together. I would love to win your goodies, they would be very useful with my card making..!
Jane x

harmony and rosie said...

Happy blog birthday Helen, your photos and words have been a joy this year.
Kate x

Mandy said...

Happy anniversary to you and your lovely blog! :)

Frances said...

L'd love to join all the other folks in wishing you a very Happy Blogging Anniversary. I so agree with your sentiments that blogging allows us to connect with lots of others who share and expand our interests.

Please do enter me into that marvelous giveaway...it does look like a magic bag!

Best wishes!

susanhal said...

I do hope all that work you've got on means another book to look forward to !
happy first birthday to you....
Susan

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

You sound really busy. So many exciting projects!

Happy blog Anniversary. How fast time goes. I believe I have been blogging for two years now, pfff! It doesn't feel so long....

I would love to take part in your give-away. Your gifts look really lovely! I will put a link on my blog.

Lieve groet & happy new week!

Madelief

Ali said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!! There are some gorgeous goodies there - thank you so much for the chance to win xxx

ALISON said...

Congratulations for your 1st year.It's always a pleasure to visit you and see what your up to.Count me in on the giveaway...thanks ciao Alison

Country Girl said...

Happy bloggy birthday. I would love the chance to win that lovely giveaway so please count me in.

Jewel said...

Happy Blog-a-versary! Fantastic, one whole year, I can't wait til mine!

I would love to enter your giveaway, they are fantastic goodies!

Jewel x

Linda said...

Happy 1st Anniversary. I love reading your blog and look forward to a day in the future when I will have my own.
I would love to win the giveaway.

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Happy blog anniversary Helen!...Your work is beautiful and inspirational..and yes..I would love to be included in your generous giveaway!...
Susan x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Happy blog-birthday! Lovely giveaway - please pop my name in the hat! Thanks, Abby x

Becky J said...

I was so pleased when I came across your blog - a real inspiration. Happy blog birthday!
Such lovely giveaway gifts, Helen. I have my fingers crossed!
Becky x

Rachael said...

I'd love to enter, thanks!

Sew Ray Me

cupcakejojo said...

Hello! Happy Blog Anniversary! I so know what you mean as I never expected my life to be so enriched by blogging.....fab isn't it! Please pop my name in the hat! Thank you!

Jo x

faith76 said...

What a lovely giveaway.Count me in and happy Blog Anniversary.

Sarah Jones said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging!
Your pictures are a delight to look at and your projects full of inspiration to us all. Thank you for setting time aside to share them with us all.
A lovely giveaway.

Pink Milk said...

Many happy bloggy returns Helen!

Your blog is a total joy, so here's to a long and pretty future!

Hx

PS. Oops, please can I join your super giveaway too? ;-)

Nancy Lee said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been a fan of your work for sometime now. I used some Cross Stitch Crazy charts for Christmas cards so often I have laminated the page so it doesn't wear out. I enjoy following your blog. It is a lot of fun to visit. Please throw my hat into the hat for a chance to win. Thank you for sharing your talents and goodies.

by Teresa said...

Oh boy oh boy! First congrats on your year of blogging, I just love your bright and positive blog.. so pretty! I love your bag and goodies.. crossing my fingers.. :-)

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nancy said...

WOW a year. I love your calm colourful blog with such pretty pictures. You got me into cross stitch and now i'm addicted.
Happy blogversary!!
Nancy

Naturally Carol said...

Wishing you a happy first blog birthday..and tonnes of inspiration to keep you full of ideas for the next year or ten! I always look forward to visiting, anticipating the lovely jewels I will find here and getting to know you a little better. Thank you.

sylviesgarden said...

Wishing you the most happiest of blogiversaries. It is always such a bright and cheery place to pop by.
x

Chris said...

Congratualations on your blogavesery! Lovely blog and gogeous work.
Please enter me for your givaway
Hugs Chris x

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, your blog is lovely. Hannah x

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthdday to your lovely blog, Helen! I've loved following all your crafty adventures over the last year and seeing all the beautiful things you create and have around you! Here's to a fabulous second year in the blogosphere!
Jennie
x

sbmillefeuilles said...

Your blog has been a sweet inspiration for me. Happy Blogaversary all the way from France. I'm looking forward to your following year.

ps My blog is about to be launched very, very soon. Watch this space :-)

Rona said...

Happy blogday! recently discovered your blog and enjoying your charm!

Pattygloria said...

Congratulations! I love reading and looking at your projects in your neat blog. I'd love to share my projects with you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44353891@N04/
Thanks for the giveaway!
Gloria x

Pattygloria said...

Congratulations! I love reading and looking at your projects in your neat blog. I'd love to share my projects with you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44353891@N04/
Thanks for the giveaway!
Gloria x

Pattygloria said...

Congratulations! I love reading and looking at your projects in your neat blog. I'd love to share my projects with you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44353891@N04/
Thanks for the giveaway!
Gloria x

Poppy said...

Hello Helen, happy blog birthday! I would love to enter please....

don’t work too hard!

Lou xxx

linda said...

Hi Helen,
I have just discovered your blog and love the way you intermingle your flowers with your love of craft. I am currently collecting rose petals from my garden to dry.
Linda x

Aunty Bee said...

Happy 1st birthday, I would love to enter your giveaway but I understand totally if you don't put me in the draw as I'm in New Zealand. The postage these days is crazy.

Ann said...

Hi Helen,
I discovered your beautiful blog in April of this year. Since then I’m continuously looking forward to your new posts. A new post makes my day a brighter day. I’m living in Belgium but I do adore England. I would like to participate in your giveaway. Happy Blog Anniversary! Ann.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Happy blog birthday,Helen,love your blog:)xxxx

Esther said...

Happy blog birthday!!, I love read it.

QuiltPeace said...

Love your blog, happy anniversary.
The give away bag is fabulous,
please enter me

silverpebble said...

Many many congratulations on passing the one year milestone Helen. What a beautiful blog you have created here. It's always a gorgeous place to visit. I hope you don't mind popping me in the hat!

elena said...

Happy blog birthday!!!
I really love your blog, it's so inspiring!

koralee said...

Such JOY....thank you for adding my name to the hat. xoxoxo HUGS...Happy Blog Birthday.

DianeM said...

OMGosh...I would be trilled to win these gifts! Thank you for your generosity :) Congrats on your anniversary. I LOVE coming to your blog & seeing all the lovely photos you've shared.
Smiles, DianeM :)

annhumphreys said...

Congratulations on a year's blogging, here's to the next one. Please add me for the lovely stash giveaway

Joanne said...

Can't believe your blog has only been going for a year, it's so lovely. Always cheers me up!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary.
The things you show here are always so pretty.
I'd love to enter the draw please.
Thank you,
Margaret

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, So Happy I got home in time to enter your lovely blog anniversary give away. I actually thought you had been a blogger for longer because you are so good at blogging. I guess you are just a natural!! Put me in your hat please! xoRobin❤

Bev C said...

Hello Helen,

Congratulations, blogging is great fun isn't it. A wonderful bag of goodies.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Only recently found it but it's been so inspirational for me-I've just started patchwork/quilting/cross stitch. Gorgeous photos it's a breath of fresh air!! - RachelB

Radish's Mum said...

Congratulations on your blogging birthday xxx Lovely pics and what a fab necklace :-) Please put my name in your hat :-) All the best
Helen x

Carole said...

Happy Blogging Birthday Helen.
I love the beehive necklace and i`ve seen some of Emma`s other work, it is so beautiful.
Thank you for a beautiful blogsite. I would love to be added to your list.
Love Carole from Rossendale, Lancs
xxxx

Linda Gilbert said...

Pretty please can I join in the fun
Kindest Regards Linda

MarmaladeRose said...

It's amazing how quickly time goes by and I agree with you whole heartedly how supportive the blogging community is. Congratulations and here's to many more years of bloggy goodness.

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Congratulations on your first year blog aniversary :o)

What a gorgeous giveaway! Especially all those precious threads!

I'd love to be entered please if you have room in what's going to be a very full hat!

Do have a gorgeous weekend, even if it is going to rain :o)

Lindy Loo said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Great blog, lovely photos. please add me to your fantastic giveaway

Helen said...

Happy anniversary! And so kind of you to do a giveaway - Have a great weekend!
Helen

Una said...

Hi Helen - I have only just found your blog (through Bustle and Sew) and was delighted to find out that your are the author of one of my favourite books! Happy blog birthday...

Amanda said...

Congratulations! You have a lovely blog, it's bright and beautiful and so inspiring!

Mumintroll said...

Congratulation!!
I love your blog. It`s a treasure and so inspiring!!

hilary.tipper said...

Happy blogaversary. Love your blog. It's like sunshine on a rainy day.

Happy in red said...

Now that's fantastic!! Great gifts. Can I enter please? I'm just in time I see. You have such a great, colourful blog. Love it.
Have a great Sunday,
Esther.

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Helen, wishing you a very Happy Blog Birthday!! Thank you for your lovely comment, it's good to be back in the blogging world :0) Yes please I would absolutely love to be entered in your gorgeous giveaway, thank you. I can think of a million things I can do with all those goodies! I love your cushions in your most recent posts - such beautiful fabrics. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Sarah x

Red said...

Happy blogiversary, hope you have a sunny week. Would love to have a chance to win your wonderful giveaway. Many thanks. x

Barbara said...

Dear Helen, Thank you for being such a lovely blog friend and Happy Blog Birthday!
I love the colors you choose and your beautiful photos brighten my day
Love from Barbara x

Suzie said...

Happy b-day to you! I was just spending a bit of crafty time on the computer whilst on vacation waiting for the rest of the family to awaken. And was so excited to look back through your creations. I can't wait to get back home and do a bit of crafting of my own. Thank you for a touch of calm in my "happy vacation flurry of activity".

Jody said...

Your blog is so inspiring,you always make me want to get the sewing box out.Happy Birthday too!

Emma G said...

Just discovered your blog (when I really should be asleep to recharge from my little ones!), but had to post how inspiring it is- you are now firmly bookmarked and I'll be wading back through all your posts ( you've been very busy in the last 12 months!) so I don't feel like the last one to join the party!
What beautiful and stylish ideas-I'm hooked....ooh and could you point me in the direction of more info about the birdie wreath, it's just stunning!