7 September 2011

A Wee Giveaway!

Hello There!
A couple of summers ago my husband & I went with our children to Uganda to work in an orphanage.

To raise some money for medical equipment & medicines in the run-up to our trip I started making bags (purses) and wallets. I made over 60 bags & got totally caught up in making them, my family & friends started to call me "The Bag Lady"!! I was preoccupied on finding new & exciting patterns... so I opened a wee store in Artfire, selling patterns that I had tried & tested & styles that people seemed to like....
Fast forward three years... I still have the Artfire store, but its a wee bit neglected & what I would really love is for you to help me refocus... and by way of thanks you could win this :
And this:

The fabric are four fat quarters from Lila Tueller's Santorini line... This has a lovely, vibrant tone.

The book is "Organizing Your Craft Space" by Jo Packham which is beautifully illustrated & very inspiring if you are surrounded by fabric, threads, freezer paper, notes... not to mention the sewing machine... or maybe I'm the only one who struggles to control the clutter!


So (and finally) here are the giveaway details:
To Enter:
1) Please go to my artfire store McGintyandMe & come back & leave me a comment on which designer you like, or perhaps you may be aware of another one that I should stock
2) Be a follower of my blog (just tell me how you follow - RSS, GFC etc)
Have Fun!
The giveaway will be open until Thursday 15th September 12MD GMT when I will do a post announcing the winner. If the winner has left me an email address I'll email them as well.
GOOD LUCK

35 comments :

  1. Hi Karen, I love that you have such a wide range of designers and pattern featured. I especially like that you have Make it Perfect! The lovely designer lives here in the North-West of Tasmania like me and her Shearwater Kaftan is named after the beautiful seaside area in which we have our family shack :)

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  2. I love the Izzy & Ivy patterns!
    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway

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  3. As a 'bag lady' myself, I would have to go with the Izzy & Ivy Farrah bag - lovely shape. Jxo

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  4. I am liking the clothing designs be Make It Perfect. I had never heard of Artfire before. I will have to have more of a look. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I love the Melly and Me Softie patterns. I had never seen them before and they are lovely. Thanks for the giveaway, The bbok looks gorgeous. Fingers crossed!

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  6. Oh I just have a huge soft spot for Melly and Me patterns, think I would say thats my fav, even though i love them all :)

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  7. i also follow you through blogger

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  8. I love the Hooty and Tweet pattern - very cute! Melly and Me make such nice patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Love the Izzy and Ivy patterns, and I hadnt actually seen the Melly & Me bag patterns before, they look good! Thanks for the giveaway, I'd so love a look at that book!

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  10. I love all the Melly & Me patterns. I am pondering the Oliver & S patterns seen everywhere at the moment, but am just a tad too scared of mucking up that much fabric!

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  11. I love the Shearwater patern and I'd love to see a few more clothing patterns!

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  12. I like the weekender bag pattern - so intimidating but I'd love to be able to do them!

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  13. Thank you for posting this give away! i love the A+ skirt pattern. :)

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  14. Let me enter, please! I'm a follower (now). I don't know how I was not following you before as our paths have crossed several times. Glad we got that sorted out! Whew!

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  15. Hootie and Tweet steal the show! They're great!

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  16. I know I'm being a bit impartial to the Aussie designers, but my vote goes for Melly & Me or Natalie Ross....it's so hard to choose between them....if it's for softies, then Melly & Me for sure, but if it's bags, then Natalie Ross, so whilst I didn't pick just one, I have given my reasoning! Hugs Naomi

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  17. Hello! Stopping by from the Goodie Swap, and am now your newest GFC follower! :-)
    Chrissa

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  18. I love Dilbert the Dinosaur - too cute!

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  19. I love the Melly and Me patterns, right up my street :)
    emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

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  20. And I've followed you here from the Goodie Swap and now im signed up to follow you on gfc, it just wont let me post a comment with my google id!
    Emily x
    emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

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  21. I love the Make it perfect pattern, especially the Sheerwater top.

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  22. Wow! what a great thing to do with your family.
    I like Make it Perfect and the Shearwater Kaftan shirt.

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  23. I follow you via GFC and from the GOddie Swap!

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  24. Congratulations for your and your family work with the Uganda's children!! I will follow you now and I loved "Celebrate The Season Stitchery Pattern By Cottonway"

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