Monday, March 29, 2010

Announcing the winners

Well I was going to wait until I've heard back from everyone, but it's so not fair to keep you all in without further waffling on my behalf, here are the winners as drawn via

Giveaway 1 -
Jenny said...19

What a fun way to discover some great new blogs! Prizes are always a wonderful incentive :) Thanks!

Giveaway 2 -

julietk said...71

Hopping on the Bunny trail,So many prizes! please come and join my giveway draw too, if you have already thanks, I will be replying to all comments when I have the time.

Giveaway 3 -
annie2006 said...101

ooh gorgeous - i love the colours of zipper bag number 3. please enter me into the drawing :)

Giveaway 4 -
Connie W said...12

This is a fun giveaway, please enter me in the drawing. And be sure to visit my blog which is also in the giveaway.
Connie W / Cootie Bug

Giveaway 5 -
Rosa Robichaud said...95 WOW!!! Incredible gifties!!!!

Tks for adding my name to your virtual Easter basket - hope my name gets picked!

Rosa Robichaud
Congratulations to you all, and I hope you like your goodies. I've really enjoyed being part of the Bunny Hop/Trail, and hope to be able to participate again next year. Thanks goes out to Sandy for organising such a fun blog-event.

Edited to add that all prizewinners have now been in touch and given me their addresses, so thank you once again to everyone that entered.

Parcels have now been sent.......I hope the ladies who won like their packages when they arrive.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's time to hoppity hop hop down the bunny trail

Thanks to everyone who entered my little giveaway on the Bunny Trail....I have now closed off comments, as it's the 29th March now. Later today, c'mon back and check for the winners....Good luck - Hugs Naomi

Click on the above Bunny trail, to be taken to Sandi's blog and the list of the other Good Eggs that you can visit and sign up for their giveaways.

As for mine, please leave a comment and you will be entered into the draw for one of the following 5 wee gifts.....numbers will be drawn using the random generator and I will contact all the winners after March 28th which is the last date for this giveaway.

I have made all the zippered wallets/coin purses myself and believe you'll like them. I've also included a X-stitch kit with each, so it's something creative for you to make and something creative that I've made.

Giveaway number 1:
Giveaway number 2:
Giveaway number 3:
Giveaway number 4:
Giveaway number 5:
Please make sure I have some way of contacting you if you're one of the recipients.....and if more than 50 comments are received, I'll add a surprise gift to add to each prize. I hope you stop around for a look at my blog whilst you're here and I look forward to reading all the be creative perhaps! lol

I just realised, I didn't put a link to the tutorial I used for the zippy wallets (in case you don't win one, you can make your own), it's by Noodlehead and to go to the tutorial click here.

Also, I forgot to mention when I first posted this, that I'm happy to ship internationally and that other "Good Eggs" are most welcome to enter my giveaway. Good luck.

Happy Easter & Hugs

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Abbey Lane Quilts is having a giveaway

To help celebrate National Quilt Day, Abbey Lane Quilts is hosting a fantastic can win one of the above just by clicking on the photo and following the instructions.......I know I'd love to win one, and I'm sure you would too. Good luck.


Flirty Aprons GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out the cute aprons you can win one of:

Flirty Aprons GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Good luck.


Shabby Home is having a cute bag giveaway

Click on the pic above to go to Francesca's blog and enter her fantastic first anniversary giveaway. Isn't that bag just the design and colours.....even though they're not my normal 'colours!' Good luck, and make sure if you're going to enter, you do it by March 30th 2010 (Italian Time)


Another Giveaway with a meow theme

Head on over by clicking on the pic above to enter her blog giveaway to win a whole bunch of cute kitty (named Nutty) goodies. Ends March 28th 2010. GOOD LUCK


My Prim Place is having a giveaway

Kathy over at My Prim Place is having a spring giveaway and if you're the lucky winner, you get everything pictured above, but I do believe it doesn't include the table! lol You can sign up for this one until April 10th, so click on the photo above to go sign up. Good Luck


Friday, March 26, 2010

Better late than never!

One of the other Bunny Hop hosts unfortunately had to add her giveaway a wee bit late, so I thought I'd pop her link here, in case you'd been to hers already and couldn't find it....but I can assure you it's now up and running, so please head on over to Vals blog and enter her surprise giveaway....ooooh I do so love surprises....don't you?


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Jeanette has yet another cute giveaway

OMG Jeanette just loves to giveaway cute stuff huh? I so would love to win this as it's in my favourite colours....purple and green together! Sign ups for this great giveaway are until 27th March, so be quick or you'll miss out! Or rather take your time, it'll give me more of a chance of winning...hee hee hee Good luck....and usual story, click on the photo to be whisked away to her blog to enter.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Giveaway happenin over at Oh Sew Dollin

Isn't Nancy Ann cute as? I've entered the giveaway, (to be drawn on 5th April) and if you want to enter as well, click on the photo above to go enter. Also, there's a great tutorial on her blog on how to make curly dolls hair for your cloth dolls....gonna have to try it out one day! Here's the link for the curly hair tutorial


How to number your blog comments

I have been searching for a tutorial on how to do this, that was not only simple, but worked, and today, I have found one....and YAY it here to go to the tutorial on how to do it....I know Melissa was looking for one a while back, but this is the simplest to follow, it must be, I did it, and it's working.


Smurf bag all done

Raelenes' youngest daughter (Ms 20 yr old) wanted a Smurf bag to replace the last bag Raelene made her, and as we couldn't find any smurf fabric (that wasn't ridiculously priced that is), we had to rely on applique.....the bag was a joint effort....Raelene made the bag, and I did the applique...on one side it has a smurf and on the other, it has you can see from the above pics.....the fabric scraps I used for the smurfs, weren't fully compatible with the fabric used for the bag....BUT it passes the one metre rule (ie you can't see any faults with it from a metre and as this is a truly unique bag, Amanda should love it.....fingers crossed....and here's hoping she doesn't lose this bag.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Heaven, I'm in heaven.....ooops *slaps head* got excited over this giveaway!

OMG OMG OMG, I soooooo would love to win Cyndi's here to head over to her blog and sign up for her fan-dabba-dozy Bag pattern have the chance to win, not one, not two, but read my lips....12 bag cool is that? You have until 26th March to sign up, and she'll use random.0rg to draw a winner on 27th March....wooo hooo wish me luck, as I wish you luck...even if I do really really want to win it As usual, click the pic or wherever there's a link in this post, and wooosh, off you'll go!


Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm a good

Sandi from A Legacy of Stitches, is hosting a great giveaway for spring....and I signed runs from March 24th - March 28th, 2010.  It's shaping up to be a fun blog-hop with some great giveaways, but more importantly, it's giving you the opportunity to meet and greet with other fantastic bloggers that you might not normally have the chance to meet.

Yes, I know, "stop rambling and tell us what you're going to give us the opportunity to win Naomi".....well, you're just gonna have to wait, coz this isn't my official post announcing it, it's only a sneak preview....check back on March 23rd when I'll announce what I'm giving away......and I'm happy to ship internationally, so anyone can leave a comment and be in the draw.

I look forward to hearing from everyone and wish you all luck with this great giveaway.

Some of my more vigilant readers may have noticed that the Good Egg giveaway button has appeared on my sidebar, but is inactive....that's only until the giveaway starts....then I'll activate it for patient my lovelies.....for it is a virtue!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Please help Dawn with her quest to sell 1000 patterns

Dawn is on a quest to sell 1000 patterns for a great bag, which is called the 'Baseco Mahal Kita' Tote bag. The pattern is only $4....which most people will happily pay more than that for a drink, and you'd be amazed at what your $4 will buy in Baseco.....1000 patterns is:

10 new homes or

medicine for 1000 children.
Or Emegency relief kits, or Emergency medical kits...
the list goes on.

I've bought mine, when will you buy yours? She has links on her site to purchase it either via Paypal or Etsy.

If you happen to purchase it before March 27th, the Gum Tree Designers are having a giveaway to help boost the sales......who wouldn't want to win some free fabric to make one of these gorgeous bags up with? I know I wouldn't say no.

I do hope you head on over to Dawns blog to purchase a pattern.


Friday, March 12, 2010

The zebra quilt revisited - sorry but I couldn't resist

How could I resist popping this pic up on the blog.....isn't Olivia gorgeous? So calm and relaxed on the quilt I made for her! I spoke to her mum last night on Facebook and she gave me permission to post the pic of her little angel on here......gotta claim those bragging rights don't I? Jodie (Olivia's mum) is so appreciative of the quilt, which is always a good thing.....hate it when you spend hours making things and the recipient never uses it, but it's not the case this time for sure.

Am off to Khris's again today....but not doing working on a couple of stitcheries for a couple of projects you're gonna just have to wait and see what I end up

Hugs and happy crafting

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Disappearing 4 Patch blocks

Yesterday, my friend from Qld, Diana, sent thru a link to the C-R-A-F-T group for a Disappearing 4 I enjoy doing the Disappearing 9 patch, I just had to give this one a try....and above is the outcome.....the top one was done as per the tutorial, and the bottom one, I just did slightly wider cuts from the centre line. This is a very easy tutorial and can be found by clicking here.

Send me your link if you make any, so I can see what other colours look good together.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yippee Adelaide's getting a Machine Quilting Festival....hurrah

October 1st - October 4th 2010 is when.....the sad thing is, I might not be able to make it, as I might be going away that weekend, but I'd so love to attend this, as it's sooooo close to fact only a stone's throw away from where Khristina lives at Mawson Lakes, Sth Australia......might see if we can organise at least one visit there whilst it's on.

For those of you who live close enough to attend, I suggest marking it in your calendar, as I get the feeling if it's not supported, we'll lose it.

There's some great vendors going to be there and a quilt show....oooh a chance to look at all the pretty quilts.

I'm hoping to get there...maybe we can all meet up and see some of the quilts....I'm really interested in seeing some of the machines too......might win lotto one day, and will be better informed as to which machine I want to buy if I see them first!

Click on the AMQF logo above to visit the AMQ website.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Banaghaisege is having a Blogiversary giveaway

Wow 2 posts in one day....look out...there might even be a third if I can finish some things off! Any hoo.....Jas is having a quilty giveaway on her blog.....rush on over to make sure you have your entry know the the photo to be whisked away to enter for yourself....I've already entered. Good luck.


Great use of a bed spring!

Sandi, over at A Legacy of Stitches has a great tutorial for the above who's going to make me one huh? LOL I think they're sooooo cool.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pincushions I made at Khris's & another table runner

Just thought I'd share pics of the Coffee table runner Raelene pieced, and I quilted and bound! Love the colour combo's on it...they look great together hey? I had 'issues' with the corners on this one for some reason...don't ask me what, I'm new to this binding I'm not sure if I'm sewing too far, or not far enough up to the folded over bits when I do the machine sewing part...who knows....will have to just keep practicing hey?

Whilst Raelene was making the runner, I wasn't just sitting around idle...for a I was at Khristina's trying out making Cathedral Window pincushions....above are the two I made.....if you click here, you can see the four that Khris made...yes she had to make some the same colour as mine! lol Never can let me have something 'unique' lmao Her first two were light green, and the second two were the same brown I used on mine...except she went hooty on the last one, and popped an owl in it.....hoot must be for me! By the way, this all took place yesterday.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

My 1st quilted Table Runner

Well, here it is, warts 'n''s for a friends birthday present, so Natalie, don't look at the pics! I've included the back shot so you can actually see I did some quilting on it....if you happen to look closely/or can see it that good, there's some missing sections in the quilting...that's where I skipped the daisies with the stitch in the ditch......the runner is supposed to be one more heart block long (according to the instructions) but somehow I mussed up and made the heart around the wrong way with the dark/light combo so it would've had 2 dark or 2 light background colours together if I'd added it, and I didn't feel like undoing it, so I guess that block will become a matching

I don't think I did too bad with my first un-aided effort at patchworking/quilting, and will be making more runners for was fun to do.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Owl Blocks I've finished for the Pins & Needles Swap

There they are in all their glory peoples....that's as good as my quilting/patchworking abilities will do for now......I plan to practice alot more in the coming years, as whilst these are 'okay', they're not brilliant and that's what I aim to achieve...eventually. Click on the collage photo above to make the image bigger.

I've had alot of fun making them.....matching up colours (did I do ok do you think?) and trying to get those pesky seams on the 9 patch's to line up!

The following is the first one I made, but I wasn't sure I wanted to make all of them with those eyes, so adapted the pattern and made the half asleep eyes instead....this one is for the hostess, so she had something a little different!