Monday, February 4, 2013

Sew Grateful Week : Its GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

 

Well Sew Grateful week is here, and my first post for the week is....

A GIVEAWAY!!!!

Now I've never done a giveaway before, so I asked on my Facebook page what I should giveaway - should it be a pattern or two, or some fabric... I had no idea.

This is one of the response I got from a lovely follower called Dahra:

"Use your talent.  'Sew Retro'.
A lot of people give away fabric and patterns and things... But how many people give away a one off piece sewn just for them?  Doesn't have to be time consuming or a lot of work.  But making something just for the winner... Then they'll feel extremely lucky and special"

So that's what I'm doing.

Yes you heard correctly - I'm going to sew an item of clothing for the winner!  Specifically, this:

And don't worry, I will adjust the pattern to fit whatever size you are.

Now I have purchased this pattern specifically for this giveaway, and its on its way to me now from the good ol' US of A.  Its a wrap skirt with a giant bow sash and I think its GORGEOUS!!!!

Now, the winner gets to pick the fabric I use.  You can choose this one:

This is a quilting cotton so it is lovely and soft.  The skirt will be made from the cherry fabric (who doesn't love cherries!) and the sash from the red fabric.
or this one:

This is a cotton twill so its a heavier fabric, but still very suitable for a skirt, and more than that IT HAS SHOES ON IT!!!!  The shoe fabric will be the skirt, and the sash will be in pink.

I love them both so will make the skirt for myself in the other fabric.

There is one condition though - I would really REALLY love it if the winner could send me a couple of photos of them wearing the skirt so I can post them on my blog and share them with everyone else that didn't win.  You get an opportunity to make everyone jealous!!!

So I can hear you all yelling HOW DO I ENTER, STOP GOING ON AND JUST TELL ME!!!!!

Well this is what you need to do to get your name in the hat:
  • Follow my blog to get one entry
  • Like my Facebook page to get another entry
  • Share the post on my Facebook page announcing the giveaway to get yet another entry
  • Follow me on Instagram (sewretrorose) and like the photo of the giveaway for a possible FOURTH entry!!!  (thanks to Dahra for reminding me!!)
You don't have to do all four, but if you do you'll get four entries.  Or if you do two things you'll get two entries, three things for three entries.  Make sense?  Here is an example:

If you already follow my blog you already have one entry, so you then go onto Facebook and like my page, you have two entries, then you share my link, you have three entries!

Come back here and comment to tell me what you've done and I'll note it down - Easy!  I will announce the winner on Friday Australia time (so that's Thursday for some of you), so make sure you check back here.

Good luck everyone!!!

Beccie
xxx



138 comments:

  1. I'm following your blog! This is such a great idea!

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  2. Liked, shared and email follower!! <3 your work!!
    Megan Arnol :)

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    1. Thats three for you then Megan - good job!!! Cross you're fingers :)

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    2. I'm a blogger now too!
      They are crossed :)

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  3. Already liked your blog, and your page. Have just shared this fabulous link with all my FB friends.

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    1. My profile doesn't come up - its me Aliesha Kennedy just incase.... lol

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    2. Its okay, I would do whatever I had to to find you if you win :)

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  4. Follow your blog in Reader, liked your FB page, posted about the giveaway on FB as well. Thanks! What a great giveaway!!

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    1. Yay Juliana - 3 entries for you!!! I think its a great giveaway too, I'm so excited about it!!!

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  5. Liked and following. I'd love to be in your giveaway. Thank you!

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  6. Following blog, facebook and I also shared.

    Surely Instagram must be worth a forth entry *wink wink* hehe.

    Dahra x

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    1. Hahahaha Dahra, I totally forgot about Instagram!!! Silly me! Just cause you asked I will change the blog post to say that you can get another entry by following me on Instagram :)

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    2. So, yep, thats four entries for you Dahra :)

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  7. So I already adore your blog and follow you religiously and I also follow on Facebook, and instagram. I absolutely love the new pattern you have arriving! If I do not win I may just have to pay you to make me one!

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    1. Oh and I shared :) On all my pages lol

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    2. Yay Miss Dolly, so that's FOUR entries for you. And I suppose thats always an option...

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    3. Im happy to hear that im not the only one that follows religiously :D

      Naww i wasnt hinting, i was just stirring and being cheeky (cos I can). I feel bad now ... And again with mentioning my name. Gosh haha :)

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    4. I like cheeky Dahra :) Don't feel bad, cause you got a way to get yourself another entry!!!

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  8. ooohh that is a great idea!! :)
    New follower.. good timing right? haha
    facebooked you too:)
    x

    www.becstitches.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Perfect timing Bec :) - you've got yourself two entries!

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  9. I'm a new follower of your blog and I like you on facebook. This is a wonderful giveaway!

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    1. Thats 2 entries for you Elizabeth! I think its a great giveaway too :) I'm a firm believer in putting out to the universe what you would like in return... maybe someone will make me something one day :D

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  10. Um - this is AMAZING! Best idea for a giveaway EVER. And yes, I must have the option with the SHOES if I win :-D YAY

    I already follow you on FB and Instagram. I'm gonna go share on my FB page now too.

    You're awesome!

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    1. Yay Esz - I know HOW GOOD IS THE SHOE FABRIC!!!
      Thats three entries for you!!!

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  11. I am a follower now. I liked your fb page. I shared this on fb. I also followed you and liked the image on Instagram. Please enter me 4 times. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway. I love that shoe fabric to bits!

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    1. Yay Relynn you've got four entries!!! I'm so enjoying this today!!

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    2. Where did you get the shoe fabric? If I don't win I want to make a skirt out of that. lol

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    3. I bought it yesterday from Spotlight, which is a fabric store in Australia :)

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  12. How faaaaabulous.
    I am in love with the shoe fAbric and the the pattern. Very girly.
    I follow your blog.
    Like your facebook.
    Follow instagram and I think I liked the piccie. (I'm new to histogram)
    And will share you on facebook. Reluctantly as I want you all to myself.

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    1. Hahahahahahaha Khristie - thanks for the laugh :) Four entries for you!!!

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  13. LOVE this! I now have you on my RSS feed so I never miss another blog post. Going now to add you to my FB likes and Instagram.
    Thanks for doing this.

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    1. Yay! thanks again.
      girliefrank (aka Angela)

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  14. Hi! I follow you on Facebook & instagram & liked your post on both! & I think I'm following you're blog now but I'm new to the program! This is a great idea! Love it & love following your projects! <3

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  15. Fantastic Give-Away!!! Im doing for 3


    I dont own a cphone, so cant do the instagram
    Thank you for the chance to win. :)
    Kristine~

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  16. I follow your blog and am always so impressed with your skills! It would be such a gift to receive something custom made!

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    1. Yay Erika - 1 entry for you :) And thats what I thought when I decided on what to giveaway. Its my first one so may as well go big!!!

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  17. uh wow! see i did it again! i said wow :")
    went and liked you on FB. already follow you -i think? i mean you're on my google reader anyhow.
    and i shared the fb link

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  18. What an amazing giveaway! Quite the fun idea. I just started following your blog!

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  19. The shoe fabric for me please! How lovely! I'll be following your blog thanks.

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    1. Thanks Nessa - and isn't that fabric divine!!! 1 entry for you :)

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  20. I'm following, and have liked the FB page (Ginny Wheatcroft). Lovely idea for a giveaway- the cherry print would definitely be my choice!

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    1. Hi Ginny - its a good choice, although I'd be happy with either... but I did choose the fabric!!! 2 entries for you!!!

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  21. New follower! Cherries all the way. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Yay Sarah! Cherries are awesome!!! 1 entry for you :)

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  22. The cherries for me! Definately more my thing.
    And what a great idea for a giveaway!
    I've got a giveaway on too- stop by and see if you're interested.

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    1. Yay - 1 entry for you Ellen :) And I will definitely stop in and have a look at your giveaway :)

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  23. WAHOO! I'm already following your blog. I am following you on FB and have shared it on my own FB. Thanks so much for holding this wonderful giveaway!

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  24. I found your blog through Debi at My Happy Sewing Place. I'm following now!
    -Emily

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  25. Great giveaway!! Cherries or shoes, that's a hard pick. I think might go with the shoe fabric. :) I've "liked" and shared your post on my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Vintage-Visions/449224581781602
    -Emily

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  26. "Liked your facebook page as well.
    -Emily

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  27. Already a follower!!
    And what a fantastic idea for a giveaway!!!!!
    Both fabric combos are amazing too!

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    1. Hi Brandy - I love both fabric choices too... its a hard pick I think, although the cherries seem to be more popular... 1 entry for you!!! Yay!!

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  28. Hi I am sooo excited, congrats on your first giveaway! I've like your Facebook page, shared your giveaway link & followed you so I will keep my fingers crossed :D xxx

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    1. Hi Cassie - 3 entries for you!!! Keep thos fingers crossed!!!

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  29. I don't have an instagram account but I'm following your
    Pinterest boards - does that count?! Cassie x

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    1. Oh, I forgot about that!!! And its a bit late to change it now honey... sorry!

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  30. What a great giveaway! I follow your blog and have liked your facebook page. Thanks!

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  31. What a great give-away! That shoe fabric is the cutest :)

    I started following your blog.

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  32. Wow, thank you so much for the chance to have you sew for us... that is such an awesome gift... love the skirt and fabric! Please enter me... will have to figure out the extra's for more entries!

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    1. No problems at all - it seems to be a very popular giveaway. Never having done this before I'm quite overwhelmed!!! 1 entry for you :)

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  33. Excellent Giveaway! Liked, shared and followed, but haven't figured out Instagram yet. I am in love with that shoe print - it will make the most fabulous skirt.

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    1. I love that shoe fabric!!! 3 entries for you - Yay!!!

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  34. followed your blog liked and shared you on face book.and the cherry fabic,thanks for the give away.love that wrapdress i have that pattern but the dress is missing so i love seeung you recreate it.

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    1. Hi Mideva - 3 entries for you!!!

      I'm glad you're enjoying the wrap dress - how disappointing to have the pattern but without the dress pieces!!!

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  35. I already follow you blog :) I'm crossing my fingers for the shoe skirt!!

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    1. Hi Miss Crayola :) 1 entry for you - cross your toes too :)

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  36. I don't have instagram. :-( Will it count if I follow all your others??? I honestly can't decide which fabric I love more. I'm leaning towards the shoe fabric!!

    https://www.facebook.com/SeanMacKenzieAuthor?fref=ts

    The Fictionista
    {sean-mackenzie.blogspot.com}

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    1. Of course Sean - you've followed me here and on Facebook so thats 2 entries for you!!!
      ...and keep this to yourself but the shoes are my favourite too ;)

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  37. What a fantastic prize! Whoever wins will be very lucky to get one of your creations. Followed and liked.

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  38. It's a great idea, this kind of giveaway! Thank you! I am following your blog via mail - maryallhandmade@gmail.com, liked you on Fb and also shared - I am Mariana E. Postolache on FB. :) I don't have instagram :(
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary - it doesn't matter that you don't have instagram cause you got yourself 3 entries!!!

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  39. What a fun idea! I hadn't thought of making someone something for sew grateful! And OMG I love the shoe fabric! I'd definitely pick that!
    I'm following your blog now, but can't find a link to you on facebook?

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  40. And just as I said that, your page refreshed and the facebook link appeared. So, I'm liking you there. Hearts - seamstresserin.com

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    1. Yay Erin - 2 entries for you!!!
      I've had people urging me to sew for others for some time on my blog and on my facebook, so I thought that this would be the perfect way to start :)

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  41. Oh, what a fabulous idea for a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to go in the draw. :-)

    I'm now following you on Bloglovin'.

    (And if I'm the lucky winner (keeping my fingers crossed!) I'll make sure I get some nice photos for your blog.)

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    1. Yay, thanks Macska!!! 1 entry for you!!
      And yes, good photos from the winner (whoever they are) would be most helpful!)

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  42. I like. I subscribed. And if you make the skirt I'll definitely send photos!

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  43. Hey
    lets see if I can get this to work today lol
    Ive liked your facebook page
    ive shared your page/competition
    Im following you on Instagram

    Nadia x
    PS...love the fabric..love the design..someone is going to very very lucky while others will be very jealous lol

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    1. YAY NADIA IT WORKED!!!!!! I'm so glad blogger finally co-operated for you :) You have 4 entries!

      Cross your fingers! You never know - the one making everyone jealous might be you!!

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    2. thank you...love your work

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  44. I'm following your blog via Wordpress! ^^
    I love your idea, and I can't wait to see the skirts!

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  45. Hey lovely, done all the above (most i already had done).
    Love the shoe fabric for this skirt though it's a close call coz you can't go wrong with cherry print

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    1. Woohoo!! 4 entries for you
      And I agree - I love them both!!

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  46. following on bloglovin! those cherries are adorable! and i would definitely do a post with photos of me wearing it if i won. such a fun idea for a giveaway!

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  47. following on gfc as jen j
    liked on FB as sam johnson
    shared giveaway on FB

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  48. I follow your blog! I love the skirts. And such a brilliant idea for a giveaway! xox

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  49. I followed you on GFC as Mina Holliday (although really I read you in my RSS feed every day), and liked you on FB

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  50. WOW what an amazing giveaway! I wasn't going to enter because I already have a cherry skirt, but then I saw that shoe fabric and my jaw just dropped! I follow you in GFC and liked your page on FB. What a sweet idea!

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    1. I thought it was best to give people a choice for just this reason Emmi! 2 entries for you!!

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  51. What a generous giveaway! I love the huge bow in the pattern!

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  52. Great giveaway! The shoe fabric is amazing,that is definitely the one I would choose if I win.

    Just starting following your blog too!

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    1. Yay Debbie!!! 1 entry for you :)
      And I agree about the shoe fabric. I saw a woman walking around with the bolt and I almost mugged her for it, then I saw a second bolt :)

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  53. Ok, this is Miss Olivia and she follow your facebook and Instagram page and will like the photo the minute she gets home :)

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    1. Ok Miss Olivia - that'll be three entries for you then! Yay!!

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  54. Oh my gracious!! What a lovely, sweet Sew grateful Giveaway! I am MADLY in love with the cherries and red sash fabrics. I am going to follow your blog and also "like" your facebook page! :) i don't have an instagram account. Boo. wish me luck!! I am already dreaming of cherry fabric. I am also hosting a giveaway on my blog if you were interested. :)

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    1. Hi Gjeometry!! 2 entries for you - cross your fingers!!!

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    2. Good plan! There have been WAAAAAAY more entries than I've anticipated!!!

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  55. I've liked you on Facebook and shared your post. saramayo@shaw.ca

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  56. What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for offering up your time and expertise in this way. I'm going to throw my hat in the ring for the pink shoe skirt, and I'm now following your blog and I've liked you on facebook. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for thanking me :) And thats 2 entries for you!!!

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  57. strange, I left a comment here but somehow it didn't get trough? anyway, I follow your blog and like your facebookpage :) keep up the amazing work, I'm just blown away by your talent! love, Kim

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    1. Oh my goodness Kim - thank goodness you checked!!! You've got 2 entries - Yay!!!

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  58. The cherries fabrics so lovely. I am following your blog.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Cheers!!

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  59. Hi, Great giveaway! I love both fabric choices. I "Liked" your facebook page, but I can't find where to follow? Thanks

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    1. Hi Elisabeth! Thanks for following me on Facebook! There is a place to follow my blog up the top of the page underneath the photo of me with the burnt cupcakes :) 1 entry for you!!!

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  60. Hi everyone! Beccie here!! Just wanted to thank you for all your entries, support and positive feedback. I'm just about to draw the winner of the giveaway, so entries are now closed. I will be announcing the winner in a few hours :)

    Cross your fingers!!

    Beccie
    xxx

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  61. Love following your blog, and cannot wait to see what you come up with next! And I believe I NEED every pair of shoes printed on that fabulous fabric in my closet this instant!

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    1. Hi Laura Mae :) I know isn't that fabric divine!!!! If you'd like some I'd be more than happy to post you some - I'd be fascinated to see what you did with it!!! Send me an email if you're interested :)

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  62. great idea, I will be following your blog - lovin your work!,

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