Sunday, 22 May 2011

Giveaway day here, there, and everywhere

Today is the day when Sew Mama Sew organize a giveaway right across Blogland: lots of bloggers join in and offer giveaways, and the complete list is to be found on the Sew Mama Sew blog here if you would like to take a look.


So I thought that I would join in, and do a giveaway for all my lovely followers: I do appreciate the way in which you all stuck with me during my long absence, and so I just wanted to say thank you to you all for hanging on in there, and also for the kind emails enquiring after my wellbeing.


My giveaway is a special Pomona's cottage one, something handmade and something for you to make with. I will be sending out into the world a couple of sweet-smelling little lavender cushions made by my own fair hands, and stuffed with dried lavender from my own cottage garden, and I thought it would be fun for you to make some of these lavender cushions as a present for a friend, so I will include some charm squares, ribbon and lavender for you to make your own.


There will also be a few vintage buttons from my button box, too, in case you want to do some buttony embellishing. And I have a handy hint project which just uses one fat quarter, the instructions for which I will post on the day I announce the winner: I will also send you a fat quarter so you can make that too.


And last but not least, some rather nice motivational postcards from Pie Foundry graphic design.


Now we get to the nitty-gritty, terms and conditions bit of how the giveaway works. (I don't mind where you live, as long as there is a postal service.)

To enter, you need to be a follower of this blog (you can become one now via the Followers box in the right-hand sidebar) and you must make a comment on this post before the closing date (technically, this will be midnight BST on Wednesday, 25 May, but I will be in bed by then, so I will not do the draw until Thursday, 26 May, which should give all time zones a chance). The winner will be picked at random, so you don't have to answer a question, but gratuitous compliments are always welcome, of course.

Please make sure that you are contactable via your comment: if you are a no-reply blogger with no email address in your profile, you will need to put your email address in your comment (if I can't email you for your address, I can't post you a parcel, so you can't win!). Please also check your emails on Thursday, 26 May: if I do not get a response from the winner within 48 hours I will re-draw, as Sew Mama Sew require giveaway prizes to be posted by Monday, 30 May.

If you want an extra entry, then you could dedicate a whole blog post to my giveaway and link back to me (you can use one of the photos above if you would like), but you must be sure and tell me that you have done so in your comment so that I can take account of it.

And if you want to enter some more Giveaway Day giveaways, then I know that Amy at During Quiet Time is participating, as well as Mommy en France at Two Little Cabbages & Cie, so why not drop by and say hello from me? And remember, there are lots more listed on the Sew Mama Sew blog.

Good luck to you all!

167 comments:

Isobel said...

What a lovely give away, Pomona!
Please count me in!! :)
xx

Florence and Mary said...

What a wonderful giveaway offering of your handmade lovelys,

Victoria xx

Gina said...

Okay... I'm now a follower (even though I've been reading your blog for quite a while)... and I think you make lovely things (gratuitous compliment?)

Pipany said...

Ooh, I'm first up! Sounds a lovely giveaway Pomona and very generous too. Have a good week x

Barbara said...

I see from your recent posts that you have been as busy as ever with your craft and needlework. The Lavender bags are pretty.

simplyvintage said...

Thank you so much for my button swap parcel - sorry I've been so slow at responding, work has been rather hectic of late, but I have just blogged about my lovely parcel. The parcel for you is just about complete now and I will try and get to the PO with it by the end of the week at the latest. Fantastic giveaway too. xxx

The Beetle Shack said...

what a beautiful little giveaway! And lavender from your own garden, bliss.

Frances said...

Well, of course, I would want to win this giveaway, but since I am on the other side of the Pond, I wouldn't want to have your go through all the posting details.

I actually feel that every time I visit this post I receive a lovely gift, of creative inspiration blended in with a view into a way of life that is so very different from my city life.

Bet that you will soon be seeing lots of entries. Meanwhile, I want to look into some of the site of other folks who are involved in this giveaway, as I am sure to find some interesting views.

Best wishes!

Callie @ MuMu and Squeak's Place said...

I love your lavender cushions and I love the fact you grew the lavender in your garden! Lovely giveaway!

C x

BrittanyGale said...

Wow what a great giveaway! I would love to win this :D Thanks for the opportunity. I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer


quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ruth said...

I love the idea of buttons from your tin. Fond memories of my mums battered old button tin came rushing to mind. :)

marigold jam said...

What a lovely giveaway Pomona. Lucky the winner who gets it.

FairlyGirly said...

Such a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Clare said...

Oh lovely - please count me in!
I am also participating
Clare
x

Jak said...

Hi Pomona, it's good to see you back. Please include me in your lovely giveaway.
Jak x

Mommy en France said...

Oh, thanks for the kind mention and your comment over on my post this morning. (I'll be doing another post, probably tomorrow, about other giveaways out there and will definitely include yours.)I follow your blog and very much enjoy reading it. And I'd love to fill some squares with French lavender! ;)

Floss said...

This is all lovely, Pomona - you are getting back into blogging with such verve! I would love the chance to win - thanks for the opportunity.

Lisa said...

I Love lavendar....I would love a chance to win... Ive been a follower for a long time :-)

Michelle said...

I'm a new follower of your lovely blog :) x

lily said...

Very generous of you Pomona, I'm not sure whether I qualify as I've only been following your meanderings and crafty doings for a short while, but I cannot resist the allure of your beautiful lavender bags and the promise of the sweet scent of lavender to waft around my "unmentionables" drawers.........I must go check out this new place known as "Sew Mama Sew", thanks again,

lily x

pigeon pease said...

Now my knicker draw would look lovely with your lovely homemade lavender bag in it. Is that enough praise....

lynn xx

Beth said...

I'm a follower, and so glad to have found you!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Sasha said...

Count me in! I'm a follower. Also I'd love the lavender, I think we may have moths in our wardrobe :$

Isisjem said...

Just found your blog! I'd comment more but I'm itching to get back to it to read more!

SewHappyGeek said...

Wow, always nice to meet a fellow UK crafty-sewing type blogger! You're welcome to sign up for my giveaway over at SewHappyGeek ! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

gill said...

Gorgeous giveaway!
Although I've been reading for a while I've only just signed up!!

Happy said...

I've added youto my google reader. What a wonderful giveaway! :)

twannywun said...

i follow as karen scammell
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Head Pin said...

Wow I only found your blog a few days ago (through your comment on tree fall) It looks great, I am now a follower :-)
(byrney3@yahoo.co.uk)

veryberryhandmade said...

Hello - what a lovely giveaway, and what a nice way to find your delightful blog. Will become a follower immediately. I'm doing the Sew Mama Sew thing too, so would love to see you over at my place!

veryberryhandmade (at) gmail (dot) com

missknitta said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for participating in Giveaway Day! (I'm a new follower of your blog!)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Ooh what a lovely giveaway, please count me in!

Beth said...

I just became a follower! Have a great giveaway day!
yobethie (at) hotmail (dot) com

AstaD said...

What great little treats for the lucky winner! thanks so much for the giveaway.

Shaheen said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love the handmade goodness everywhere!! I am following and you can contact me via me details...

xo Steph

SewTara said...

Oh this is a great giveaway. Thanks for being so generous!

tara@sewtara.com

Jennie said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I am a follower!

Moira said...

I'm a new follower and would love to win! Thanks!

Luthaisea said...

I have just become a follower :)

hueisei said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway!
Well, I have to say I admire your works ^^.. and I hope you will
post more of your works here ^^

I am following your blog..

Sandra said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And great blog :)

Chiska said...

Such lovely things and lovely words!

harmony and rosie said...

Ooh yes, I would love to join in. I wonder how I managed to miss this on the SMS blog. Lovely prize Pomona.

Stephanie Granite said...

I love lavender! I'm a new follower and I've been enjoying looking around your site. Can't wait to see more from you

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower by email (my preferred way) :)

Annie said...

I am now a follower! Thank you!!

MamaPPod said...

am now following you. love lavender. 'nuff said.
ppod1too at gmail dot com

H2Ogirl said...

Lovely giveaway and something that you have in your back yard. I adore it. I'm gladly a new follower. . you have lovely color choices.

The Feisty Redhead said...

Hello! New follower here! I looove lavender, so I'd very much love to win this giveaway!

Just One More Thing said...

What a lovely giveaway -- I love lavender. When I was a little girl I loved to go up in my grandmother's bedroom and go through her trunk -- it contained beautiful things --always scented by lavender. Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy said...

Wonderful giveaway :) You make beautiful things. WOW!!!
krazy4shuz@verizon.netco

Jooles said...

What a gorgeous give away, thank you so much for the chance
I am already a follower :o)
i have my fingers crossed
j x

Stephanie said...

I am a follower. What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

Noelle said...

I have been going back in some of your older posts and enjoyed each and everyone! Blogland is definitively a little window on the rest of the world (I love your banner with the "soucis"!).
Your giveaway sounds lovely! Do we on the other side of the pond, qualify to join in? If so, I would love to add my name to it!
Blessings,

Holly said...

Crafting AND permaculture! We're kindred spirits. I've added you to my blogroll.

Marilyn said...

I'm a new follower...looks like fun. Thanks for the give away.

Wrongtree09 said...

The lavender bags are very pretty. My own lavender has not been growing well, boo, so I'm particularly keen on the make it kit.

Kathryn said...

I'm a new follower!

Martina said...

Lovely! Thanks so much!

mtrose59047 said...

ooh lavender I'd love those

Katrina said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Addie K said...

Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. I'm a new follower.

Aletta said...

That is such a lovely idea! I always wanted to make lavender bags, but the lavender at my balcony is too small for it. Thank you so much for this chance to finally make one!

Kelly Massman said...

I'm a new follower! What a great giveaway!
thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

lorijo2003 said...

I'm a follower!

Tania said...

Such cute little lavender cushions. A very sweet giveaway.

Tamara said...

Hope I win!

mrstolli said...

Amazing giveaway!

alioop said...

Thank you! :)

elena said...

Hi Pomona,
What a lovely giveaway! I love lavender sachels. I'm sure my drawers will love them too.
Thank you so much for this chance to win
:D

lenarod8@yahoo.es

principeta said...

Now I follow =o).I seen these lavender cushion in the blog world,but never in person.I love lavender.

quiltmom said...

Lavender is one of my favorites scents- my grandmother often wore it and for that reason you still find lavender soap in my house. She was so special to me. Thanks for the chance to win your nice prize.
I am a follower of your blog.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Suzanne said...

I LOVE finding new sites! I have become a follower! Cant wait to look around more!Thanks for the chance to win!

Janeybake said...

What a beautiful giveaway. I love the very idea of giving things to strangers, it redresses the imbalance in the world.

alittleteteatete said...

Love it!!

lisagoneaussie (at) gmail.com

Val said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
@Homemaker_Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

faith76 said...

Would love to win - the cushions would sit very nicely in my bedroom.

Leah x

Kathy H said...

I am glad that I found your blog on the sew mama sew hop. I have enjoyed reading your old posts. You have a wonderful giveaway. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

faith76 said...

Would love to win. The cushions would sit very nicely in my bedroom x

Leah x

Lee said...

Sweet giveaway - I love the little sachet cushions! thank you and have a wonderful day.
I am a new follower
butler83ataoldotcom

Loralynn said...

Charming giveaway! I am a follower!

Homemade from the Heart said...

Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

Calikisses said...

Im following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

nicmowat said...

thank you! and i'm following

Irina said...

I follow your blog, thanks for the chance! (is that a Bluebell Hen that you've got? or a Barred Rock? we've got 4 nosy hens here too...)

Jansie said...

Hi there, I am a new follower and would be tickled pink to receive your lovely lavender pillows! Thanks so much for the chance.

Cathy said...

A very lovely giveaway!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I thought I was a follower, well I am but only because I have you bookmarked and on my toolbar... now I'm an official follower... lol.

What a sweet giveaway and I'm going to sign up for next year!

adrienne said...

What a lovely giveaway! THanks for being so generous :)

camelama said...

What a splendid giveaway prize package! I've followed you and I plan to keep coming back - I'm a cottage gal too, though up here in the Pacific Northwest corner of the USA. :)

Vivian said...

Hello there! I'm so glad I've had the chance to "meet" you. I am a new follower and I'm really excited by the prospect of a little lavender from so far away!

Lauri said...

love the smell of lavender so nice.

lauri(dot)rymar(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks

DangAndBlast! said...

I don't know why you've been gone, but I've put you in my google reader (and following), because I like your stuff... and the glory of a reader is it doesn't care how long you've been gone; you'll still show back up! :)

Suzee said...

Loving the green and orange ribbon! I am a follower! thank u!

CMEH said...

this is a WONDERFUL giveaway! I am so excited... I am trying to grow lavender myself... will see how it goes.. was transplanted today!

Jagels said...

lovely giveaway, thanks for offering it.

NinjaEema said...

I'm following, thanks :)

limor477 at aol dot com

Nanbon44 said...

love your giveaway, please enter my name in the drawing

Yana said...

glad to be your new reader!

Carla G said...

Great Giveaway! I'm a new follower! :)

bcgeates(at)netbistro(dot)com

TheYatzecks said...

I am a new follower! Love this giveaway!

Franstuff said...

I am a follower and would love your little package. Thanks! fran

Nadilah Magee said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for a chance
mageenadilah@gmail.com

littlepinkcupcakes said...

I am a new follower and love your blog. I am a new sewer and love what you do!

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh I'm in!! So good to hear you are back. I think of you everytime I see those tea towels you sent me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rowan said...

This would be a lovely giveaway to win. I've just been looking at your sidebar and you make some great things, I especially like the felt pincushion and the needlecase.

Fran said...

This is such a lovely giveaway. I am now a follower & would love to win, thanks for the opprtunity.

Arianwen said...

I am now a follower! Though you are also on my blog roll. I love watching the new posts pop to the top.
The lavender bags are gorgeous! When do you pick the lavender? I have bushes and would like to have a go!
Oh yes please enter me:)

shima said...

hi there, i m your new follower from Malaysia, Asia..

i wish i could win too!!

girlynicknack@gmail.com

Elflyn said...

Gorgeous giveaway!
Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Gina said...

i'm following! nice giveaway, i love lavender sachets!

YulyaShenka said...

Your GFC follower YulyaShenka
juletchka78(at)hotmail(dot)com

daisie said...

what a lovely giveaway - and it has resulted in me finding your site which I will enjoy visiting.

Madison said...

Such beautiful fabric and home grown lavender! My lavender bushes are still in their infancy, but this year I'll hopefully get enough to fill a lavender pillow.

I've really enjoyed my visit to your blog and I am now a follower.

Madison xxx

Vintage Appeal said...

beautiful postcards and handmade goodies! xx

lauraholmes1989@btinternet.com

Simply H said...

Oh I love a giveaway and those lavender cushions look gorgeous, so count me in please! xx

A Joyful Chaos said...

I am a follower and would be thrilled to win your lovely giveaway!

ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

Lola Nova said...

Oh my goodness, look at all the people signed up for your giveaway! I can't say I blame them, as it is a lovely prize indeed! How wonderful!

livelover3 said...

Became a follower by email today! Love your site. Hope you are well and sorry to hear you were absent for a while. Great Giveaway opportunity. THank you! Looking forward to being a part of your blog! KERIHAG@YAHOO.COM

thriftyfinn said...

I'm a follower

Pacas said...

What a lovely giveaway!! I'm in :))

Gwenllian Myfanwy said...

I love the idea of living sustainably. I've become a follower.

R said...

Lovely!

I hope to get my lavender to over-winter this year!

RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

sandandstarfish said...

Follower :) new one :) I love your blog! I'm so glad I found you through the giveaway day! I have always wanted to make lavender cushions but I wanted to grow my own lavender to fill them with so as you can imagine, I haven't been able to make any yet! Still waiting for my lavender to grow out of control!

zees5 said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

corina said...

What a lovely cottage. I'm jealous!

Katherine said...

Hi Pomona!
Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I adore lavender, I miss having my own to harvest so I would be tickled to win some from you in a lovely sachet.

lorraine said...

awesome giveaway..am following your blog through my email..raineoc@yahoo.com thanks!!

liniecat said...

lol this is so funny...Ive found you via the US and France and here we both are in the UK, but Id love to become a follower please!
What a delughtful gift to offer, home grown lavender too...bliss!

Karen L R said...

Count me in, Pomona! I have followed you (anonymously) from your very first post. That's how I found out you were back in blogland. Did you hear me let out a "yippee!" all the way across the pond?

Binks said...

I would love to make one of these cushions for my best friend. she loves aromatherapy stuff and she'll love that it's homemade. really sweet giveaway

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Love your giveaways. I love lavender and would like to have your sweet cushions.

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Scott and Trisha said...

Lovely, what great goodies!

Right. Scott really doesn't care about your lovely giveaway, but trisha certainly does!! Blogger, in its infinite bloggy wisdom, isn't letting me sign out of our baseball card store blog and into my personal one:
http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

**sigh**

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

woolybooger said...

Such a lovely giveaway, love the smell of lavender.

laurawilson25 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.
I follow on gfc
lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

ElfRenee said...

I'm following your blog!

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

craftytokyomama said...

Oh my, I am delighted to have discovered your blog and giveaway and have just subscribed. I love lavender, buttons, cards, sewing and gardening, so it's like finding a soulmate across the sea! The article in the Telegraph was great. (Loved the picture!) I'll be back!

Ashley said...

I am a follower who loves lavender!

rascarborough (at) gmail (dot) com

Jeanette said...

I love that you are giving a hand crafted item and also the ingredients for the winner to make their own.

Evelene S said...

I love your giveaway. I am a new follower to your blog by email(bimbi9 at verizon dot net) and GFC. esterling9 at aol dot com

patchworkdelights said...

Hello hello a new follower!

patchworkdelights said...

And I would love to win thanks! If you want you could enter my SWS giveaway too!

Anya adores said...

OH pomona what a treat - I just found your lovely blog, and now you have a giveaway. I would adore to enter, so sign me up as your newest happiest follower :O)
A xxx

LisaT said...

Thanks so much! You have a lavendar garden - I have a little growing too. Im following!

camillaeli said...

Lovely giveaway!

JBlanton said...

awesome giveaway- thanks for the chance to win following your blog

ejxd95@gmail.com

Jodi said...

What a lovely giveaway - love the post cards. I am a new follower

MJ/Sweetwater Cloth said...

Very nice giveaway! I'm a new follower, can't wait to see your lovely ideas!

Amanda said...

count me in

Petra said...

What a nice give away. Thank you for the chance to win /Petra from Sweden

creativeinstincts said...

I am a follower.
Leena
sonaleeleena@yahoo.co.in

creativeinstincts said...

Love the items for the giveaway.

Leena
sonaleeleena@yahoo.co.in

Crystal Hendrix said...

Beautiful pin cushions! I am a follow of the blog

Kathleen said...

Yay! I am now a follower!
Thank you for your kindness and generousity (even if I am not a winner this time around)!

Colleen said...

I'm a new follower. Thank you for the giveaway!

Lynn said...

i'm a follower! thanks for the lovlies!

KatheG said...

Great giveaway - Thanks.

KatheG said...

Forgot - I'm also following - thanks.

Meikjn said...

I love homemade!

Charlotte said...

Following! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie said...

Lavender from your very own garden, how cool is that! I've added you to my Google reader--does that count, I hope? Thanks so much!

TheStylishHome said...

Sweet give away! Love to have a prototype and the stuff to make my own...plus, these are small enough they won't end up as UFO's! Thank you!

hafza said...

I'm your follower...thanks for the lovely giveaway!!

Lisa said...

Im a follower.

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