Friday, 16 March 2012

It's Give-away Time!

I've been neglecting my blog and most blog reading this week.  Truth be told, the nervous energy expended on the lumberjacking adventure, plus a stint at proper paid employment and the lingering effects of the lurgy have rendered me incapable of keeping up with my normal activities.

In the meantime, I noticed that I have acquired a nicely rounded number of followers and thought it only right and proper to celebrate with a bit of a give-away!

Here, first, are the goodies to tempt you...

That's a nice fridge magnet with a camper van ad of a most excellent vintage
(1963 being a very fine year)...

Some cute folk art notecards...

Two retro hexy patches, ready for transforming into something amazing...

A copy of Cath Kidston's 'Stitch'...

 ... with its many delightful needlepoint and cross-stitch projects, large and small...

A small printed tablecloth...

And finally a couple of my felt creations - a little bird...

...and a small, embroidered brooch...

And because I have two copies (a bit of a mix-up caused by different front covers) there is even a runners-up prize of another copy of 'Stitch'...

...and a little, handmade surprise...

...for the second name out of the hat!

So all that remains is to let you know how to enter.
And it couldn't be easier.

Just be a follower (either because you are already, or else become one) and leave a comment on this post saying you'd like your name to go in the hat.

(If I was cleverer, I'd have made a 'button' which you could 'grab' for an extra entry.   But I'm not cleverer, though if I read your blog (or you point me in its direction) and you have mentioned my giveaway, I will of course give you an extra entry!) 

I will leave this open till Sunday 25th March, when I will prevail upon the mice... do the usual!


  1. Fabulous give away - put me in the hat to enter! xxx
    Leah x

  2. Oh my giddy aunt...Alix? what a fabulous giveaway!!!
    please please please pop me into the hat so that i am ready and waiting for the mice to do their thing :o)
    i LOVE everything...EVERYTHING!
    I thought i was a follower, turms out i wasn't but i have now put that right
    I hope you are feeling better now
    love jooles x

  3. hello me again! (i am not desperate!)
    just added a linky picture to my sidebar
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

    1. Obviously you ARE cleverer! Thanks for doing that!

  4. That little bird is so cute!


  5. I'm a happy follower! Count me in please!
    I love the card - where did you find it??

  6. Wow, Alix, what a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to be considered. I especially love the heart brooch you made (not that I'm sucking up to you or anything......). Btw, I think you'll find that 1962 was an even finer year!

  7. Oooh, I'm in for sure, keeping my fingers crossed for the mice to do the 'right' thing...

    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Such a lovely collection for your giveaway and I'd love it if you could enter my name please. Glad you're feeling better. P x

  9. What a brilliant giveaway -- please put my name in the hat!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  10. wow, what a giveaway! Count me in please, I'm a follower too. x

  11. What a lovely pile of goodies - please put my name in the hat :o)

    ps 1964 was way better. Just saying......!

  12. And I've popped your giveaway pic on my sidebar too, linking back to this post.


  13. WOW! Lovely beautiful things, may I join in.............?
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  14. What a super give away but I'd better not put my name in the hat as I'm no stitcher & those books need good homes ! Also I do have the lovely wallet you made which I'll be using again this summer.
    I do agree though that 1963 was a great vintage !

    second attempt at commenting.....

  15. Hi Alix,lovely giveaway presents please count me in,hope you are well.Love Jill xx

  16. Beautiful prizes! Please can my name go in the hat? :)

  17. What a lovely giveaway. So glad I found you. I am a new follower. Love Katie xx

  18. I suprise myself sometimes... I have popped a button on my sidebar that should link back to you. Love Katie xx

  19. What beautiful and generous giveaways. I woul particularly love your hand made brooch.

  20. Would love to entered in your lovely giveaway, I am a follower of course :-) x

  21. 1964 was also a very good Must just be the 60s mood that created us. :-)

    Love your goodies but the handmade is the most precious of all! I would love to give it a try even though I never win giveaways.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  22. I'd like to enter your giveaway, I already have a copy of Stitch but really love your handmade brooch and bird. Go the mice!
    Carol xx

  23. I have been remiss in my blogging and I almost missed this fabulous giveaway. Please put my name in the hat. Thank you:)

  24. OOOHHH! I'd love to be part of the giveaway. Lovely brooch!

  25. What a wonderful giveaway!! I am follower number 101..!

    With love,

    Lexie @

  26. Hey Alix, thanks to Jooles over at Sew Sweet Violet for pointing me in the direction of your wonderful giveaway.....

    So many beautiful things, your little felt bird and beautifully embroidered brooch.......
    Everything is just lovely.
    I am about to become a follower to please give the hat a shake and make room for name too


    Claire ❀❀❀

  27. What a great giveaway please count me in.

  28. Oh yum, I've just discovered your blog via Jooles. Please count me in on your v generous giveaway. Just in the nick of time!

  29. Please will you count me for your lovely giveaway Alix,thank you hope you are well Love Jill xxx