Monday, February 24, 2014

Sew Grateful Week 2014 - Day One: Giveaway

It's that time of year again, folks! Debi from My Happy Sewing Place is hosting the Sew Grateful Week, as an opportunity to give back to the online sewing community. Last year's Week was the first bloggy "event" I ever participated in as a brand new sewing blogger and I loved it. I met some wonderful people through taking part, and I was thrilled to see it was going to happen again.



Day One is Giveaway Day:
 
Monday the 24th February: Giveaway Day.  Host a giveaway on your blog or other social media platform to give something back to the sewing community.

Alrighty then!

I actually have two giveaways on offer, a sewing one and a knitting one. I had planned to buy something sewing-related, but since this year I'm really trying to cut down on consumption I hope you won't mind that it's actually out of my stash instead - I promise it's completely unused!

Sewing Giveaway:


The By Hand London Victoria Blazer pattern. I really love this pattern. But as I've been musing over the Wardrobe Architect series I've realised it's a style/silhouette I really love on other people. So rather than hoard it, I've decided that it can contribute to some other sewist's general fabulousness. :)



Knitting Giveaway:


A set of six Swarovski crystal stitch markers. I have a dear friend who makes beautiful crystal, pearl and beaded jewellery, and she's fashioned up these little lovelies for me, or rather, for you! I adore my set; bling really doesn't get more glorious than Swarovski! These comfortably fit on needles up to about 6.5mm or US 10 1/2.

If you're interested in either of these, leave a comment below specifying which. Both giveaways are open until Sunday 2nd March 2014. Good luck!


69 comments:

  1. ooooo... two delicious lovelies! I'd prefer the pretty stitch markers if I won Danielle - thanks so much!

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    1. Done! They're even lovelier in real life, I promise!

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  2. Sewing give away please - I may have some constellation print fabric in my stash that would suit that jacket very nicely.

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  3. I'm making my first By Hand Londn pattern now! They are great! I'd love to try the blazer... Thank you!

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    1. Your Georgia dress is looking fantastic! Good luck :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the giveaways and for reminding all of us how much we have to be Sew Grateful for. - I've long adored the ByHand London Victoria & have finally been successful with Anna, so I feel that Victoria would be a lovely companion ;)

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  5. Man, such a hard choice! I'd love either prize :)

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  6. Ooh I've been coveting the Victoria Blazer for awhile. I do think it is a style I would wear. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  7. cute stitch markers - as i already have victoria and i'm really new to knitting

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    1. Sure :) They're a lovely addition to a new knitting stash!

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  8. Please can I put my name down for the Victoria Blazer :)

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  9. Ooh another giveaway! Is it terribly cheeky of me to enter again for the knitting bling? (Funny up until a week ago I'd be after the pattern too, but Iike you, I don't think it will suit me.....)

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  10. The stitch markers are so pretty! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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    1. They really are! And they're even prettier in real life :)

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  11. This is such an incredible giveaway!! I already own the blazer pattern (and have yet to make it) but I would LOVE those Swarovski crystal stitch markers. Right now I use a different coloured yarn and I just feel so darb but adding some bling bling to my knitting? Yeah - Those make my knitting in public habit look classy!! :D

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    1. Absolutely - bling doesn't get any classier than Swarovski! Good luck!

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  12. Oh wow! 2 giveaways! How generous. I'd love the Victoria blazer thanks! I've been a bit unsure too, but I think I would like to give a try! And it would work with a bump! :)

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    1. Oh, wouldn't it just! Wow - I'd never thought of it as being ideal pregnancy wear, but you're absolutely right!

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  13. I would love to be entered into the sewing giveaway.

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  14. Ooooh! I would love that Blazer pattern - I saw Ginger's version and bookmarked it!
    Very Generous Giveaway, Thank you
    Chris

    Check out my Giveaway, too -
    Vogue 8546 - Five Easy Pieces (8-10-12-14)
    http://sewtypical.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome! And thanks - I'll go check it out :)

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  15. Oooh, I don't knit, but would be all over being entered into the Victoria Blazer pattern giveaway! That's awesome! And, my giveaway is up and running, so please enter if there is something that catches your eye! http://gjeometry.com/2014/02/24/sew-grateful-giveaway-how-about-some-red-and-some-threads/

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    1. Great, you're in! Thanks - I'll go have a look :)

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  17. Count me in on the Victoria Blazer giveaway...gorgeous & thank you :)

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  18. I'm also for the Victoria blazer pattern, thanks! :)

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  19. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've seen a couple blog posts with the Victoria Blazer, and I love the look of them!

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  20. Tho' I am trying to knit and crochet, I think sewing is still my first love. Please enter my name for the Victoria blazer.
    Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway, Danielle.

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  21. Ooh I knit and sew! Can I be entered for both? Awesome!

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    1. Of course! Who says less is more, anyway? ;)

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  22. What a lovely giveaway. It's a tough choice but I think I will enter my name for the beautiful stitch markers. Thanks
    Deborahleejones@yahoo.ca

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  23. I would like to be a part of the sewing giveaway. Thanks!

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  24. Oh my gosh, what a hard choice!! I've been coveting the Victoria blazer for months now. And yet, I need stitch markers and those ones are so pretty.... Eek! I'd be super happy with either of them. :-) (Although if you draw my name first and need me to pick, I'd pick the Victoria blazer first just because I already know the fabric I want to make it out of....) Thanks for the lovely giveaway! :-)

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    1. You're welcome! Your name is down for both :)

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  25. I've been wanting to try out a By Hand London pattern. Please count me in for the sewing giveaway. Thank you!

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    1. They really are beautiful patterns - good luck!

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  26. I'd love to make myself the By Hand London Blazer. So that would be my choice if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

    my email address: starcross.sewing@gmail.com

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  27. Great giveaway ... have been thinking of getting the victoria blazer so would love to win it
    Thanks so much

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  28. Wow! I've heard great things about that blazer pattern, and I'd love to sew it!

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    1. There are so many amazing versions out there, aren't there?

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  29. How funny - I did the exact opposite - after doing the Wardrobe Architect tasks I've found that I need a jacket like the Victoria for some of my ideal silhouettes! Plus I have just realised that it's coming up to spring and I own no jacket of any kind. Will have to sew one! Many thanks for the chance to win this!

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    1. That is funny! And you're very welcome - good luck!

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  30. I'd love the chance to win the stitch markers. They are so lovely. :o)

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    1. They're even lovelier in real life, I promise!

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  31. Ohh, do I really have to choose? I'm both a knitter and a sewer and they're both lovely…

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  32. Wow, crystal stitch markers! The ultimate in luxury, but I might get so distracted by the shiny that I'd lose my place in my knitting :)

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  33. Oh wow, great giveaway. I'd love to have a go at the blazer, but I've also just taken up knitting and those stitch markers are just beautiful.

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  34. The stitch markers are a brilliant idea! I don't do much knitting, so the blazer pattern would be more useful.

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