Thursday, 14 January 2010

What a hoot...another giveaway!

Well what a funny old week!

One thing's for sure...if you are a mum, you never stop worrying about your children, wherever they are and whatever they are getting up to!

Having said that, I firmly believe that they can't be wrapped up in cotton wool and even when problems occur they have to learn how to deal with them.

That's life eh?
As for the 'now famous' vintage Morris Minor...I can report that 'Aggie' is safely back with her owner and that 'Sal's Snippets' asked for 'exclusive rights' on the photos!!

It has also come to my attention the poor Aggie was subjected to a few unkindly words the other evening! I hope she has a better weekend with lots of TLC!

Long Live Aggie ;-)
Meanwhile, it's back to the craft stuff.

Stripes no less.

'Clown Stripe' by Michael Miller fabrics.

It all started when I played around yesterday...

Along with a little Aunt Grace repro 1930s charm pack...

and not forgetting buttons,ribbons and a little bit of felt.

Filled with Lavender as well ! The pongiest Owls in Devon!

Next up...
When you get one of those global priority envelopes, from the US, through your letter box,it's always a treat to open it!
In this instance, it was more than a treat for me, recently, as the envelope was stuffed with as much as the seller could possibly get into it!

It was a real bargain and I could not believe the generosity !
It took me ages to iron it all..and I hate, loathe and detest ironing... but it was worth it!
Just feast your eyes on this lot...

And so..because of my good fortune..and because you are all such lovely bloggers and for also visiting Nich's blog and putting some lovely words on there...I have made up TWO little charm packs of each of these designs as a giveaway!

Just comment on here and I'll announce the winners on Monday!

Meanwhile, do have a lovely weekend!



galant said...

What fubulous fabrics! Oh, I would love a pack of those - even me, who has difficulty with needle & thread, would feel inspired!
Glad Morris Minor Aggie is safe!
Margaret P

gill said...

hi sal
i enjoyed reading nich's blog although i didn't leave a comment
what gorgeous fabrics - i especially love the alphabet print - can you tell us more about where they came from?

Pomona said...

What beautiful fabrics - and I love your owls - you are so creative! I am not at all good at making things up myself and always need a pattern!

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, definitely put my name in the hat! Glad Aggie is home safe and well too ... ;0)

Shirl x

TheMadHouse said...

What fantastic fabrics and wonderful owls

summerfete said...

Hi Sal

I've just been trawling through your blog to find your kitchen cushions post! You do blog a whole lot! LOL

I needed some inspiration. I've decided to finally make patchwork to sell, so I'm rearranging my back room and I'm having an identity crisis!

I've also spent hours trying to find fabrics to no avail!
So I really need inspiration!!

Clare xx

ps. had to share the verification word 'SQUITIE!!!'

Now there's my inspiration!!

Isobel said...

Hi Sal,
your ows are really cuties!!! I read your son's post and have to show that to hubby. It was very well written and show really well how there are still good hearted people out there.
The fabrics are indeed a treat!

KC'sCourt! said...

What lovely owls, and what GORGEOUS fabrics. I am so envious what wonderful finds.

twiggypeasticks said...

Great owls and the fabric is wonderful.
twiggy x

juanitatortilla said...

Wow, what a generous offer. It kind of feels like a deja vu ; I am certain I entered a giveaway of yours very recently.

Could I possibly be lucky enough to win it this time?

Thanks for the opportunity!

mitmot said...

can i go in the hat please - fantastic fabric, was it a ebay find?

Country Cottage Chic said...

whooo-whooo....I think you've just invented a new breed of owl - Pongy Devon Owl! Very cute as usual Sal.

Those fabrics are fabulous - where did you find them?


Serenata said...

So glad Aggie got home safely in the end ;-)

Gorgeous owls and as for the fabri it is wonderful.

Oh please do enter me into the giveaway. Many thanks. :-)

They are quite beautiful aren't they - the Singer machines?

Linda Gilbert said...

Every Christmas a woven Father Christmas made of paper comes out of the decoration box and on the back is written Briony Gilbert 4H !! Your Classroom always looked beautiful and Briony had such a Happy Year. Anyway he is tucked away for another year -- she is 23 this month and just booked a years flight to Oz!!So she won;t see him next year!!!

Hen said...

Hi Sal,
The owls are very cute indeed! Some lovely fabrics you have there, especially loving that pink checky one with the greeny flowers - yum. I hope you now have young Nich under lock and key!
Hen x

Menopausal musing said...

Oh my, oh my, OH MY! Fabric heaven at your place.............. Glad Aggie is home safe. :O)

LoloDesigns said...

I really like your owls. just bought myself an owl stamp for my cards as I think they are so cute.

Would love to go in the draw :o) x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Have you considered patchwork staircarpet Sal - those fabrics look so pretty laid out on the stairs. Love those little owl thingies you have made. You are so clever.

Mary Poppins said...

Pretty please can I go in the giveway, they are the prettiest fabrics I have ever seen :)

So glad Nich got home safe and well, I really enjoyed reading his post, not too much obviously ;) but all the Brit's who helped him out, it was truly amazing :)


Lace hearts said...

Fabby fabby owls, and what yummy fabric. Has the snow started to go now? It's disappearing fast here thank goodness.
What a lovely offer for a giveway. Yes please, I'd love to go in the hat.

Floss said...

What wonderful fabrics! I would love the chance to share a bit in your good fortune!

LittleGem said...

Sal you are far far far too generous! But I like it!
Please add me to the draw!
I love the owls, I have just started a kids crafting club workshop and something like that would be fab for them to do as its not too much sewing. Thank you for the inspiration xx

Simone said...

The owls are lovely with their different fabric combinations and I am glad they smell nice too! The fabrics look wonderful and I wouldn't mind winning one of the charm packs you are putting together either!

sue15cat said...

What gorgeous fabric. So glad your son got home safe and well.

Sue xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sal - yes please, count me in. I read your son's post and it was truly amazing to read (sorry I didn't comment). So glad he got home safe and sound.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

What a wonderful cornucopia of colour those fabrics are, cheered me up no end.

Thecraftytrundler said...

What a beautiful selection of fabrics, and a lovely giveaway!!They would brighten up any winter's day!
Glad your son is back, safe & well!
Would love to join in on your giveaway : )

Take care,

Sharon xx

Mouse said...

Hi, what a lovely giveaway, could i please be entered into it, thanks.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Hello, I thought Nich's post was great. I really enjoyed reading it, it was written beautifully. Please can I join your giveaway.
Luv Sophie xxx
PS fabby fabrics, beautiful patterns x

PinkLady said...

The owls are very cute and the fabric is BEAUTIFUL!!! I realised whilst looking at the pictures my heart was beating faster like I was in love! A few pretty patterns and I go all silly like a teenager! xx

marble rose said...

The Owls are fabbahooty!!!!!

What a kind giveaway this is! You're so generous.


Josie-Mary said...

Those fabric's are fantastic Sal, I like the animal one. :) x

MarmaladeRose said...

What lovely fabric! I like it when you display on the stairs teehee, it means you've got lots to show us.

landcuckoo said...

What a great selection of fabrics, I'd just have to look at them for a while before I could cut them up! Look forward to seeing what you make with them.
Take care
Sarah x

Carol said...

Wow, what lovely material. I would be doing a Tigger impression if I received such a parcel!
The owls are brilliant.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Carol xx

Florence and Mary said...

What wonderful fabrics and how kind of you to share them with a lucky blogger!!

Victoria x

Karen said...

The fabrics are really scrummy and would you please kindly add me too the draw :)

But those owls are really FANTASTIC - you are so clever :)

Always love catching up with your blog, Karen xx

Annie said...

I love your owls, I think the purple one looks especially cheeky for some reason. Those fabrics are wonderful, I especially like the apple one and the the one with the blue birds and the dogs . I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Ann x

Yvonne said...

I love the 'pongy' owls... absolutely gorgeous! They're so bright and cheerful! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with your wonderful fabric stash!!
Yvonne xx

Guenievre said...

Hello Sal !
I wrote a comment yesterday but it has disapeared ...((
I just said I love VERY much all the fabrics ! There are all very beautiful and some are quiete original !
About children : yes we are always worried about them, even when they "old"
Have a very nice week-end !

Tallis said...

Oh I'm a little overwhelmed, came in to say 'hi' as part of the 20 minuters and saw some very inspiring work in here.
Fantastic fabrics - I would be frightened to cut them, lol

Anyways, 'hi'...

Anonymous said...

Aww I Love the Cute and colourful Owls and the fabrics are Gorgeous! I am so Happy to be back :o)

Hope You are having a great weekend xx

Jak said...

So much yumminess in one place, real eye candy. The owls are soooo cute.
Jak x

Amanda said...

Wow I love these fabrics. They took me right back to my childhood. Would love, love, love to win one of the charm packs. Much love, Amanda xxx

Cindy said...

Aw, I love those little owls! Please enter me in your giveaway.