Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Giveaway time! ;-)

Good morning everyone!

South Devon has snow...not a lot but half an inch is better than nothing, eh ?

So there's only one thing for it...
Hit the craft room!
Which is... a terrible mess!

But I found a small space at which to work and I made a start on these, earlier.
Needle and thread cases...more later as they are still in production.

And at the same time I was eyeing up this Liberty fabric and wondering how to use it wisely!

Meanwhile, I have loads of fabric (as I used to have a fabric shop on ebay) and yesterday I made some colourful fabric patchwork packs which are half price and for sale here:
And.... I always put in a 'freebie' with purchases!! ;-) ;-)

And that's not all...

I have made up one pack, as above, for a 'giveaway'...all you have to do is comment on this post!

Have fun but take care!



LittleGem said...

Hi Sal,
Sorry I am a little late in wishing you a Merrry Xmas and happy new year. Love all the goodies in your craft room, it looks so bright and colourful!!
Would love to win a patchwork pack so please count me in!! :) xx

Lalabibaby said...

Lovely photos Sal ... we had around six inches of the white stuff come down last night. Off to look at your shop now and would love to be entered in your giveaway x

Country Cottage Chic said...

One can never have too much fabric! I'd love to enter your giveaway.

We have had a couple of inches of snow overnight & The Boy's school is closed - much to his delight!


Isobel said...

Hi Sal,
Love your snow pictures. Here in Winchester we did have quite a bit of snow and it is still dusting a little out there.
What a sweet give away. Count me in! ;)

Lyn said...

So glad you are getting some snow, wouldnt want you to feel left out!

Serenata said...

How lovely to have a your kitchen look out on the garden! Something on my 'must have' in our next house should we ever move ;-)

We are thick with snow here this morning and the schools are closed.

I would love to enter your giveaway please.

Have a fabulous day in your craft room!

galant said...

Hi, Sal,

We even have snow in mild Torbay. The 'palm' trees look a little wilted! Cars unable to get up our Close ... makes for wonderful spectator viewing from our sitting room window as they try and then give up ... the best place is indoors unless you have to go out. Have put food and water out for the birds, though ... we should all do this and help the little blighters through this cold spell, but taking care not to fall over and hurt ourselves in the process.
Please include me in the patchwork draw! I love fabrics and they might inspire this non-needlewoman to 'have a go'!
Margaret P

juanitatortilla said...

Who knew the grey skies could provide such nice pictures of snow?

I cannot resist this tempting offer. Hopefully this first giveaway in 2010 is going to be a good one for me, ha!


Tea with Willow said...

The gardens look so pretty with a dusting of snow, don't they? Unfortunately, we've had a load more this morning, so I didn't risk taking the car out - so kids at home today. I've become so nervous about driving in snow since my bump!

I would love to enter your giveaway ... and I'm off to have a browse in your shop!

Willow x

Menopausal musing said...

I love that photo of your garden table with the latticework of snow! Would love to be entered into the giveaway please. :O)

French Knots said...

Even a little sprinkle of snow looks magical. We've got about 8 inches so we've plenty to spare if you need a bit more!
A giveaway is a lovely start to the New Year!

PinkLady said...

How lovely to see some bright colourful pictures when everything around is white! I'd love to enter your giveaway. xx

KC'sCourt! said...

What a beautiful garden you have. We had four inches of snow, I live quite high up so it hasn't melted yet,but town it has all gone! My boys are snowed-in in Bristol!

bellaboo said...

Hello,thanks for dropping by!
The layout of your kitchen is EXACTLY the same as mine...except I don't have a butler sink or lovely creamy cupboards.Mine are pine,but you have inspired me to paint them this year.
Enjoy the snowy days and all your crafting.


LoloDesigns said...

The trees look soo beautiful dusted with snow, gorgeous photos. We've just had a couple of inches drop here in cambridgeshire but now it has stopped. I want more! :o)

Love fabric and would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Happy new year to you and am now off to look at your listings. xx

BusyLizzie said...

You never know.. we might make it to the Exeter Flea on Saturday.. it would be such a shame to miss it. Your garden looks fab, wish I could take better pics of mine. Have been using time wisely this morning, made a new pair of kitchen curtains & some lampshades! Hoorah.. pix to follow all being well.... Lizzie x

Karen said...

Ooooh I have just found your blog - gosh its fantastic, I love everything on it - its has taken me about 2hrs to read it as I got soooo enthralled with it all :)

I would love to be entered into your prize giveaway please :)

Guenievre said...

Lovely photos, I like snow (but I hate driving with snowed roads ...) The countryside is so beautiful with white colour.
It is snowing in Britanny too, not a lot but enough to be pleased !
The flowered fabrics are beautiful.
Belle journée enneigée dans le Devon ++

gill said...

hi sal
i don't wish to boast but here in gloucestershire we've definutely got more snow than you!!(about 5 inches)
please enter me in your giveaway!

Mary Poppins said...

Well with that lovely giveaway my first comment for 2010 has to be on your lovely post. I would love to enter please, your beautiful giveaway is right up my street :) Lots of snow here too :)

Happy New Year, wishing you and your family good health wealth and happiness for the 2010 :0)




The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad to see your "pinkness" coming to the fore again, Sal. We can do with all the pinkness we can get up here with a foot of snow in a very white world. Happy sewing - am just off up to my sewing too.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Happy new year. Your snow looks lovely. We have about a foot and a half and apparently more this evening. I don't remember having such a lot of snow in a really, really long time.
I'm loving your hard work, such lovely pretties. I'd love to be entered.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sal, we are covered in snow (once again). It has been snowing on and off all day and we are due some more tonight.

Lovely fabric: I would love to be entered into your giveaway! ... :0)

Shirl x

Josie-Mary said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway pleaseIsn't the snow lovely? It's so silly that all the schools have closed, it didn't stop the kids hanging around my house all day! We now have staff calling work to say the schools won't open til monday so they can't come back.....the also mentioned they've been playing in the snow all day :( Hope I don't have to work my day off to cover x

Mouse said...

Lovely pics :0) i would love to be entered into your giveaway, thanks.x

Rosie said...

We have had only a little snow here in South East Kent but the temperature is very cold. As always Sal your blog with it's blast of colour is there to brighten the coldest day. x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Sal
Wow your garden looks amazing even if that is only and inch of snow - so beautiful!
Sounds like you have been busy in the craft room - unfortunately I cannot claim the same, having had a very lazy snow-day.
Take care you too!
D x

Julie said...

I love the picture of your kitchen, it is just how I imagine my dream kitchen will look one day. Snow is looking gorgeous isn't it? The Boys school was about the only one that didn't close, but once we'd trudged down there this morning they said he didn't have to stay, if we didn't want, so of course, we were out of there and off to play in the snow. Loving the snow days, and would love to be entered into your giveaway too, such lovely lovlies, am sure it would really inspire my crafting x

Anonymous said...

Lovely snow pictures, Sal - isn't it lovely to have snow at last down here? We've really enjoyed it today, but worrying a little about it all freezing tonight, and hoping the roads will be OK tomorrow.

LissyLou said...

ooo i'd love to have a good old nosy in your colourful craft room. xx

Emma said...

Lovely snow! I love snow days!
I have to admit, I'm more than a little jealous of your lovely lovely craft room with all of your fabric!
I need to stock up so please count me in!
From Emma

mitmot said...

what a lovely givaway - the roses would look lovely in a hex quilt i am sewing at the moment;-)

we had 18 inches of snow last night and lost electic for 24 hours - sewing buy candlelight is no fun!!

sherry said...

I have been admiring your lovely crafty items for some time now, I'd love to get my hands on that beautiful fabric and surprise myself with what I do with it.
Thank you

Kathy said...

We've got lots of snow on the Wirral too. My school is closed so I've got a few bonus days to forget about the day job. Bliss!
I've just got a new sewing machine for Christmas (and haven't used one since I was at school myself) I plan to learn how to make beautiful things as soon as possible. I'd love to be included in your giveaway.
Kathy x from

Miaou said...

Lovely pics!! The snow on the trees looks gorgeous. I'm in love with all your fabrics too, they are so pretty!

Louise said...

No snow here in coastal Australia, but we have had some rain which we are thankful for! Have just discovered your lovely blog, and would very much like to be entered in the draw for some beautiful fabrics.

christine said...

hi, i just had to tell sal, and everyone else, how stunning the gardens look covered in snow! i have never seen snow. i live in australia, we are having heat waves and floods at the moment.maybe we could throw some bushfires into the mix as well:0)
land of extremes. i'm a bit far away for the giveaway, so good luck to all!!
cheers christine

Sal said...

Thank you you don't seem to have a blog for me to comment on,I just wanted to say that your name will go into the hat with everyone else!
Sal ;-)

Lulu said...

I don't know if you are open internationally, but I love your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally, we are having a wonderfully warm, sunny, relaxing, funfilled time in New Zealand!!! The snow does look pretty though...but I must say we are enjoying the lovely sunshine and BBQs...Love Janexx

sally said...

A lovely splash of colour on such a snowy day! We have quite a bit of snow in Portsmouth - very unusual for us this far south. Have fun and take care. From another Sal - Sally in Portsmouth x x.

Karens Hopes said...

Brrrrr its cold..... lovely snowy pictures,please include me in your giveaway.

A Country Girl said...

I love your craft room pictures! The very best sort of 'mess'!
Please enter me for the giveaway

Andi's English Attic said...

Ah, but such a carnival-coloured mess!
So you didn't get much snow in S.Devon? So why is my friend telling me she's snowed in? She has a 4x4 as well. I think she just doesn't want to come home yet!
Nice to know the crafting has begun. When I can find my sewing machine under all the junk, I might start too! xx

smiffy66 said...

Hi Sue, wow what a lot of lovely comments. I loved the pictures of your garden. w
We too have plenty of snow, which is unusual as we don't normally get much living so close to London. I hate it (don't do anything cold!)but the kids love it. Take care. Sue x

funkymonkey said...

Lovely, snowy pictures. My son has only spent 3 hours at school this week and there's no school again tomorrow. He and his friends are in total bliss, sledging in the park, totally oblivious to the cold. Love to be entered in the giveaway please.


Sarah said...

Lovely Liberty fabric - I used some of mine on my patchwork kitchen curtain. Look forward to seeing what you make with yours!

silverpebble said...

Sal those fabrics are just GORGEOUS. I would love a chance to win them. Oof! How exciting. Hope you don't mind popping me in the hat (and many thanks for the lovely comment on the seedhead magic) x

lemonade kitty said...

Love those snowy pics, we have quite a lot of snow and its still falling! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway please. Lucey xx

Kelly said...

How lovely what a great collection you put together!!
I'd love them to stroke!!!

Florence and Mary said...

You lovely thing you sharing your fabric stash with a lucky blogger

Victoria xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi sal, my nieces are down the road in Thurlestone and are so overjoyed to finally have snoW!

Did you see the satelite picture of the uk completely white, so amazing!

Have a brilliant weekend,

Sarah x

ps your work room looks heavenly to me!

Pomona said...

I love the things you have made - the colours are so bright and jolly. Luckily we have a bit of a thaw here so I am hoping that it is not too scary a journey to work tomorrow! And what a fantastic giveaway - it is so generous of you!

Pomona x

Kak Ani said...

hai sally,
hope its too late to wish HAPPY NEW YEAR...

i love all your stuff...please count me in your giveaway...


She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! Your sewing room looks like lots of fun and you have a piece of my very favorite Cath Kidston fabric! I am sooooo jealous. LOL (It's the breakfast print.)