7 June 2014

Behind the blog giveaway

Hello there!
I hope you are having a lovely June... It's hard to believe we are nearly half way through the month already. I've missed blogging the past couple of weeks, but things have been pretty hectic over here with lots of family comings & goings, a quick hop, skip & a jump across the pond to Kansas, school exams for the kids, running sewing workshops & (drum roll please!!!) OPENING MY ETSY SHOP.... Yes, I've finally plucked up the courage, taken the plunge & BirdsongStitches is now finally trading!!


I'll be stocking things in the shop that I love to make, like this bunting
Or this cushion cover
To celebrate, I thought we could have a giveaway... So, here is what you could win...
A lovely stash of 10 fat eighths of Denyse Schmidt fabrics which I bought on my last wee visit to America. I don't think they are available over here & they really are very pretty. They are from her new Piccadilly, and Bakersfield and Union Station collections
To enter the giveaway I would love for you to have a wee look at the shop by clicking here & telling me what you like, or what you think I should stock, or any tips or advice you have for selling on etsy. If you are a follower of the blog, or you follow me on Pinterest or Instagram, do please let me know for another chance to win. The giveaway will close on Friday 13th June at midnight & I'll announce the winner on Saturday 14th..
So good luck & I hope you all have a lovely, creative weekend
Karen x



70 comments :

  1. I really like everything in the shop but my favourite is the hearts and linen bunting.because it is quite original. I love the house keyrings too, that design would also be great made into an applique design for your cushions.

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  2. I follow with Bloglovin. x

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  3. I really like the camper van cushion, I dont have a VW but I think they are cute.
    Good luck with the shop.

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  4. Congratulations! The shop looks great and I've made it a favourite! The bloom cushion is so sweet!

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  5. Congratulations! What amazing news. I love the birdy purse but the house key cover is just cute! Adorable things. All the best

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  6. The shop looks lovely, I'm sure you will do great. I reckon cushion covers and bags are winners xxx

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  7. Follower here, for like, forever! Thank you for the chance xxx

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  8. Wonderful shop! I have favourited you :) I love your Open Wide pouch set. Everything looks lovely!

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  9. I am a follower of your lovely blog :) Happy Saturday to you!

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  10. What a lovely shop Karen - I love the little bird purses!

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  11. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN' !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. CONGRATS! LIKE your neat shop!
    The bunting is so cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  13. Congratulations on your shop! I don't think you are charging enough for your cushions- I have made one of the VW ones and they take ages to do. I like the house keyrings, they are very original!

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  14. I like the hearts and linen bunting banner

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  15. I just followed on Pinterest

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  16. Well done on your shop! I love the zipper pouch set.

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  17. I love the cushion covers. I think you just need to add more variety

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  18. I am a follower of your blog.

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  19. I love the 'home' pillow

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  20. I am a follower of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. I love love the camper van cushion!

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  22. My favorite are those little birdie zip pouches! Very nice. My advice is to put a big "Etsy" button somewhere prominent on the top of your blog: I couldn't see one, and clicked through the link in your post. That way, when people see things you make on your blog and like your style, :) it is easier to click through. Beautiful work, and I agree that you are not charging enough for the cushions. sarah@forrussia.org

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  23. I signed up to follow you on bloglovin, and look forward to seeing more of the things you make! sarah@forrussia.org

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  24. Love your hearts and linen bunting, so cute!!

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  25. I like all of your linen buntings. Thanks for your tutorials. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  26. I absolutely adore the Camper Van Cushion. Adorable!

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  27. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  28. I like the Linen House Key Ring Cover / Key Fob it is really cute

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  29. You have some cute things! I love the "Flat Base Zipper Pouch Set: Sea Life". I don't have any etsy tips, I have never sold anything on etsy, but love to shop etsy. :)

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  30. I follow on pinterest (nfinch11) and bloglovin (nataliek711)

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  31. I like the Birdie Coin purses.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  32. I follow you via Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  33. I think your schoolhouse tote is super cute!! Congrats!

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  34. I follow your blog by email:)

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  35. You should sell your flower hair clips. They're adorable. Thanks.

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  36. Also, I follow you on pinterest!

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  37. I like the flat bottom zipper bags. Your shop is coming along. Great job.

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  38. I follow via bloglovin Thanks for a nice giveaway, love the fabric choices.

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  39. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  40. How about getting some fabrics - batiks. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  41. I love the way you've photographed your items and included photos from several different angles, etc. Are you going to be stocking some covered notebooks? The one you gave me is getting lots of use as my gardening book and I'm able to keep the plant labels inside the book, in the 'pocket' created by the cover. Also, are you going to add a big 'Here's my Etsy shop' button to your blog so people can find it easily?
    I hope it's a huge success - good luck!

    P.S. Maybe some things with MacGinty on them?!! I'm sure he'd love to be immortalised in fabric!

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  42. the flat pouch zipper purses are adorable!

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  43. I love the reversible tote bags. Just great. I like your fabric taste, good choices!

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  44. That's why I follow on Pinterest.

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  45. Congratulations on opening the shop. Among all the lovely things there, the Schooldays Notebook Tote is my very favourite.

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  46. You shop items are so cute! I love the Campervan! I remember them as a kid!

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  47. Ok so now I follow on bloglovin, gfc, and facebook, but couldn't find your instagram. Good luck!

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  48. I love your birdy coin purses, they are so sweet. Just lovely.

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  49. I like the campervan pillow and the bondaweb !
    thanks for the chance !

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  50. I follow your blog with feedly.

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  51. Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed
    reading it, you are a great author.I will make sure to
    bookmark your blog and will come back later in life.
    I want to encourage that you continue your great work,
    have a nice evening!

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  52. I am an email subscriber to your blog! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  53. I love your Home Appliqued Cushion Cover! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  54. i love your little pouches with the whales

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  55. i follow you as well on gfc, good luck with the etsy shop

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  56. I like the key covers- little houses are so cute, and I also like the Bloom cushion. I recommend having the Craftcult Etsy shop widget on your blog sidebar as a way of displaying your wares!

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  57. Oh my goodness, how did I nearly miss this. I love everything you make and love the cushion I bought from you. Our taste seems to be very similar but you're far more productive than me 😉. As you probably realise, I follow you on IG and Pinterest too (makes me sound like a stalker 😳). Love the fabrics you're giving away and thanks for the chance to win them.

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  58. I just love your schooldays tote, I am a sucker for bags! And I am so pleased that your shop is open :-)

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  59. And I follow you on IG, your blog and Pinterest because you always give me lovely things to look at :-)

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  60. I'm not sure if I made it or not but just incase. I love the Birdie Coin Purse! I follow you on the sites you have on your sidebar except instagram cause I don't have account.

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  61. We are Indianbeautifulart, promoters of elegant ethnic and funky accessories like jewelries, cushion covers, home decor items and much more!

    http://indianbeautifulart.com/bed-bath/cushion-covers.html

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