Wednesday, 3 March 2010
I'll have to disappoint you........ but I do have a surprise!
I didn't manage to make the second pillow today! Our darling Poppie girl had to go in for her operation today, you know, THAT operation, and I was way too nervous to do any decent sewing. We took Hector out to the Firehills twice for long walks just to keep ourselves occupied and from worrying too much. We were told to phone at 1pm to find out about the op, and were really relieved to learn that everything went really well and that she was being a really good girl. We were allowed to take her home at 3.30 and I am so glad to have her back with us. I know its not a huge operation, but you just never know. I'd probably worry about a broken nail, lol. So, the second pillow will have to wait til tomorrow.
BUT.................. its not all disappointing news, because I did say that I had a little surprise for you today, and of course, thats one thing I can't keep from you. I know I'd go nuts if I was waiting to hear about an exciting little surprise and then didn't find out about it for ages. So, here is the story -
A few days ago, I logged on to blogger first thing in the morning and was totally amazed to see that there were 100 followers! ONE HUNDRED! Now for me that was a giant milestone. When I started this blog last year, errmm, in May I think, it was just meant as a joke, because my dear friends JJ and Joy and myself were calling ourselves Lalalanders United, as the three of us were seemingly permanent residents in lalaland, lol. I had soooooooooooo much with the blog though, and somehow it grew, and people kept reading it and beautiful friendships were formed. It has become part of my daily life somehow, to catch up with friends all over the world, to share news and projects, to get inspiration from so many talented people out there.
I was really excited about the 100 followers, and wanted to do something to celebrate straight away, but I couldn't quite believe that the magical number would actually stay that high. After all, people come and go. So I waited, and instead of the numbers going down again, they went up, and now I feel almost safe to have a
100th FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!! Woohooo, yay, hurrah, yippeeeeee!
Now, what am I going to give away to one of you? Well, it seems that people quite like the idea of the lavender pillows I am currently making. How about one of those as a gift? You could email me a photo of someone/something you would like on the pillow, I'd print it onto fabric and make something similar to this
with it. Just for you. It will probably be a similar to this one as well, approx 25cm square-ish.
I also want to include a few other bits and pieces.What? Well, that depends on who wins, because I really want to the winner to be happy. So, if you are into paper collages, I'll include paper bits, ephemera, photos etc. If you like laces and buttons, well, there may be a little lace bundle and a bag of buttons waiting to find a new home. Embroidery? Threads and patterns, perhaps? Vintage fabrics? A little stack could be yours. Is beading/jewellery making your thing? I may have, ahem, a few beads, which I would love to share with you. The winner can tell me what makes their heart beat faster, and I'll try my best to get it right.
If you would like to be in with a chance to win this giveaway, then
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If you feel like spreading the word, then you could copy the giveaway button in my sidebar and put it on your blog. Of course, you get a SECOND ENTRY for doing that. Just leave me a second comment telling me that you have done so.
I'll leave this giveaway open until Sunday the 14th, and will announce the winner on the 15th.
Well, that all folks, I gotta go and cuddle my Poppiegirl, she needs lots of love at the moment.