This giveaway is now closed! Thanks so much to everyone for entering – we’ll announce a winner tomorrow!
Hooray, Hooray, it’s Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day!
I love Giveaway Day so much – what a lovely way to celebrate the wonderful feeling of community in our little crafty world. Meet new people, share some pretties, maybe even win some pretties!
For any of you visiting for Giveaway Day that haven’t been here before, here’s Button Button in a nutshell: I’m Julie, an all-around needlecrafter who basically eats, sleeps and breathes thread of various types. I co-design embroidery patterns with my mother, Chris, as a team called Little Dorrit & Co. and I’m just over halfway through a year of making embroidered samplers – embroidery is one of my greatest loves. I also love to sew by hand, especially English Paper Piecing, and knit (and have designed a handful of knitting patterns as well), and quilt – and make bobbin lace! Basically, I’ll try whatever needlework you throw at me. I’m a bit of a vintage-junkie, but I’m also a geek for things like Buffy, the Goonies and nail polish.
So, geeky, vintagey needlecraft then. If that sounds like something you can relate to, I sure hope you’ll stick around and see what I get up to!
For now though, let’s get on with the dang giveaway! This prize is from the Little Dorrit & Co. team: A Needlecrafter’s Pampering Kit!
We’ve got a beautiful vintage teacup and a box of Teapigs Super Fruit teabags, a wee bag of Leonidas milk chocolates, a tube of The Body Shop‘s Almond Hand & Nail Cream (my absolute favorite hand cream ever) to soothe those tired stitchy hands – and three precious skeins of Au Ver à Soie Soie d’Alger Silk Embroidery Thread. (This is the thread I used to stitch my Eels lyrics embroidery, it’s dreamy!) We’ll probably and toss some vintage buttons and lace in there for you as well – ’cause we’re just totally crazy like that!
How’s that for a treat to feel like a needlecrafting princess?!
Everyone is welcome to enter this giveaway, no matter where you are in the world, and we will pick a winner by random number generator from the comments on this post. As with all of the Sew Mama Sew giveaways, we will close the giveaway on May 16 at 5 p.m. PST (that’s about 1am here in the UK, so I’ll probably close it when I wake up the following morning). All you have to do to enter is:
Tell us about a crafting disaster that was so bad, you really needed some pampering to recover.
Everyone has a story, something that might be funny now, but really wasn’t at the time. Here’s my story: quite a few years ago now, I knit a pair of Cookie A’s wonderful Pomatomus socks – if you’ve made these socks, you’ll know how easy it is to lose stitches at the end of a round and end up missing an entire motif if you aren’t really, really careful. I obviously was not, and didn’t realize that my sock had gone horribly wrong until I was about three inches past the fateful mistake! I am not terribly proud of my reaction: I threw the whole thing across the room in a rage and burst into tears. Really – actual, proper sobbing. It stayed on the floor for hours before I could even stand to pick it up – and about another month to frog back and finish the sock. Worth it in the end, but not so much at that moment!
I hope you’ll enter to win this little kit and visit Sew Mama Sew to enter a million more giveaways this week!