Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spring giveaway! ...

'Spring is sprung - the grass is riz,
I wonder where them birdies is ...'

(passed on from my mum xx)

Completed gift bag (smocking detail in yesterday's post)

A cute Kokeshi doll - could she be yours?

It's the first of September and officially the start of spring in my part of the world.  To celebrate the first day of my favourite season I'm giving away the delightful Kokeshi doll I made for the August sewing challenge as a gift to you.  She's small but perfectly formed, approx 15 cms high, and the embroidery is handstitched on hemp fabric.  As with all my creations she has been made with lots of love and care.  All you have to do to have a chance to win is sign up as a follower of my blog - automatically giving you entry into the draw and making my day!  If you leave a comment on this post as well, you get two chances to win!  Simply leave the comment by noon on Tuesday, 21st September - I'll draw the name the same afternoon.

Back of the Kokeshi doll - a lovey batik fabric

I promised links as well for the projects - the Kokeshi doll is from a pattern from Melly & Me - it's free to use, they just ask that you don't sell the pattern or the products you make from it.  They have such lovely designs - check out their site.  The smocking comes in two parts - instructions on basic smocking techniques with a link to the gift bag smocking project. 

So, now to think over the September sewing challenge!

It doesn't matter where in the world you live - I'm happy to post anywhere.  Good luck! 

Just one more look ...
p.s. If you're a follower already you have 2 entries into the draw. xx


Snowflake07 said...

She's so cute! My daughter would love having her around. :-)
I'm a new google friend follower (Snowflake07).
Thanks for the chance!
hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

Sally said...

Ooo.... I've decided that I adore your work so much that I really must throw my hand up for a second entry. So very very adorable.