Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A happy/hexie giveaway


As some of you might recall, my handmade Christmas looked like it was about to hit the buffers with a resounding crash when my hand decided to give up the ghost and go into retirement just as I was about to embark upon a mass manufacture of Ruched Happy Bags.




But luckily my friend Amy of During Quiet Time, whose pattern it is, chose that moment to line up some ruched bags of her own making neatly upon the shelves of her Etsy shop which quickly found their way into my shopping basket. These came winging their way over the oceans to arrive on my doormat and save me from much weeping and wailing and frothing at the mouth at my temporary incapacity.


Such beautiful bags they are, the recipients can't fail to be pleased with them, and I am most please also with the little Kokeshi Doll ornament which kept them company on their journey to Old Blighty. She is such a sweetie, and there are a whole bunch of her friends in Amy's shop if you fancy one yourself.


Now Amy, the kind soul that she is, has offered two of her patterns as prizes in a giveaway to you, dear readers, so that you may have your own handmade Christmas. One prize is a Ruched Happy Bag pattern (and to prove how easy it is to follow, here is my own version).


And the other prize is a Hexiecase pattern - here, in best Blue Peter tradition, is one I made earlier:



All you have to do is go to the During Quiet Time Etsy shop and come back and tell me which item in the shop you would put on your Christmas list (and also tell me if you have a preference as to which pattern you would like to win).

The giveaway is open to all, wherever you live, and I will find some unsuspecting rustic to pick the winner at the weekend - so that's a guarantee of howling gales and teeming rain, as is the tradition when I pick winners. For the weather today, I will refer you to the first paragraph of Jane Eyre.

72 comments:

gill said...

I love the 'Winter Wash' white linen tea towel!
I like both of Amy's patterns
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Angela said...

I love the winterwash teatowel too[in Winterberry]
And the ruched bag pattern is great

a lovely giveaway!

blessings x

The Krafty Cupcake said...

I love the Kokeshi Doll Pillow Cushion cover it is gorgeous! I would be happy to have either pattern. Thank you for such a great giveaway. Sue x

Miss Pixie said...

I adore the Screenprinted Fabric "Defining Kokeshi" in Fuschia. It is so pretty!

Thankyou for such a lovely giveaway :)

Debra said...

Hoping for a seam ripper in my stocking but I do love the Hexie Pattern!

treadlemusic said...

Definitely the ruched bag pattern! That is a 'must do' for this year's projects.

Mousy Brown said...

I love the winter wash FQ - I can think of lots of lovely things it could become...and I love both patterns too :D

Jo said...

I would pick the tooth fairy pillows for the grands but also like the teapot paperpieced pattern for me.
Both patterns for the giveaway are great!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh how cool. Well I love the sail away cushion cover.

Thanks for the chance to win, in whichever esoteric manner you choose!

faith76 said...

I would love to win the rushed happy bag pattern and I would buy for christmas the Kokeshi Doll Silk Screened Tooth Fairy Pillow

Leah x

Thank you for doing the giveaway x

Serenata said...

It would have to be the Indian Princess seam ripper on my Christmas List...LOL does that say something about my sewing I wonder?! ;-)

The ruched bag pattern is my favourite.

Love the little bags you bought as gifts.

Karen P. said...

Hi from Amy!! And I'd love, love one of those gorgeous seam rippers her husband is making!

Claire said...

Hey Pomona, the bags you bought look great......You are certainly going to put some smiles on faces with those gifts.
Hope your hand is getting better........
I popped over to Amy's Etsy shop and she is one very clever lady. So many beautiful things.......

Being a tea cosy kinda gal I really like the Ladybug cosy but then the WInter Wash tea towel is so darn cute!!

If your unsuspecting rustic (hehe..) pulls my name out of the hat I would love the hexiecase pattern.

Thanks for the opportunity.........

Claire :}

JustPam said...

I like all of the screen printed fabric. I was going to say one of the ruched bags, but they are all gone, so it would be great to win the pattern to make my own! Thanks for the chance.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love the Vintage Table Runner Kit, although everything is lovely.
If I was lucky enough to win, I would love the ruched bag pattern, they do look good!
Vivienne x

Katie B. said...

I love the ruched bags pattern. They'd make great teacher gifts!

Pink Stitches said...

Hi! I came over from Amy's blog! Love her patterns and I would love one of her hubby's seam rippers! I would love to win either of these patterns! Thanks for the opportunity!

memmens said...

Oh I love Amy's work, I have kissing goldfish framed in my dining room! I'd really like one of the amazing seam rippers made by her husband. I've been lusting after the ruched bag pattern every since she wrote it so would be very delighted to win one.

Lola Nova said...

The Kokeshi Silkscreen cushions are wonderful, though I think they would end up in Pony Girl's bedroom.

I love that ruched bad pattern most, I love your versions as well as Amy's. Perfect gifts indeed!

Thank you for such a happy giveaway. And might I say how smart of you for solving your problem by taking a trip to her shop :)

amy said...

I love the hand-turned seam rippers, and would love to win the Happy Bag pattern!

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

I love all the Tea towles just wonderful. I rally want to make the hexagon bag. Love it. Lisa

Denise said...

The Modern flowers silkscreened fabric is really lovely. I definitely love, love, love the Happy Bag pattern.

Ella said...

I love the Screenprinted linen fabric, "Vintage Collection" in Orange. I'd pick the ruched bag pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mindy said...

I like the Vintage Collection Screenprint Hoops. Sooo cute! Love the ruched bag pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

Little Blue Mouse said...

I love the My Happy Place fabric.

I would be happy to win either pattern, and thanks for the chance.

Second Chance Tan said...

Ladybird tea cosy without a doubt - simply fab!!

Would love the hexie pattern, I feel a strong urge to give this a go!! xx

Dakotasews said...

Well, I would have a whole list. The hedgie screen prints are cute and remind me of Jan Brett's books. The winter scene prints are beautiful as are the seam rippers. My pattern of choice is the Ruched bag pattern.

twelfthzodiac said...

I love the seam rippers that Amy's husband makes! The rouched bag is also a favourite...it's so cute!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi there, Amy sent me over :-) I love Amy's screen printed fabric and the very cool seam rippers. I also love the Ruched Happy Bag Pattern. Thanks SO much for the giveaway.

Twiggy said...

Hi Pomona
thanks for dropping by my blog :) I'd plump for the lovely Winter Wash FQ in Winterberry !! so pretty. The ruched bag pattern looks ace.
Hope you're on the mend.
twiggy x

Frances said...

Oh gosh, Pomona, I have been over to Amy's site and clicked and clicked, and love everything that she's created. (No wonder that you two are friends.)

I love special tea towels and would check that spot. (Can you imagine that over here in New York I am still using a set of red and blue tea towels bought in London ages ago...well before I saw the blue version thrown over Judi Dench's shoulder in As Time Goes By. Well, the towels also have stood strong and useful, and even decorative, as time has gone by.)

xo

Alli said...

The hedgie with falling snow is so cute! And I'd be super happy to get the hexiecase pattern. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Oriel said...

I would love to have either of the two Tea Cosies - Ladybug or Butterfly. My giveaway choice would be the Hexi pattern.

stitchinpenny said...

If money were no object I would love one of her husband's hand turned seam rippers - the blue and teal. I think I would like the Hexie roll pattern.

Bellgirl said...

Hello Pomona, I came ofver here from Amy's Flickr page and was delighted to discover all your permaculture info! I have a small suburban garden (not a lovely country smallholding alas!) which I've designed with permaculture principles. I look forward to reading more on your blog!

Now, I mustn't forget that I came here for the competition :) I already have several gorgeous things from Amy's sho (including the hexiecase pattern!) but if I could choose another I would add a vintage collection tea towel in orange.

Jane eyre would feel right at home here today- penetrating rain etc.- except that it's the first day of summer tomorrow. Did Charlotte Bronte have anything helpful to say about broken downpipes?

Jennifer Gail said...

Love the Winter Wash linen towel. I like both patterns.

Kell said...

I would love to get one of the seam rippers. I love seeing the different fabric combinations that Amy uses for her Ruched Happy Bags so that is the pattern I would like if possible. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cary said...

Hi! I've been admiring the white winter tea towel in blue. All of her silk screens are so lovely. I think the ruched bag pattern would be a great one to have! Thanks!

Cindy said...

The seam rippers her hubby makes are amazing...totally on my wish list! :)

UBee said...

Oh, my favorite in the shop is definitely the hexie case, and so, of course, I would really love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

pippablue said...

What a lovely giveaway! After seeing Amy's adorable embroidered cushion I would definitely have a FQ of her Winter woollend in Winterberry on my wish list. Both patterns are great but I'd love to have a go at the Ruched Happy Bag! Fingers crossed...:)

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello Pomona...You have such a pretty blog...I'm so glad I have found you...and now I see that you have a Giveaway too!...Amy's shop is lovely and I particularly like the pretty Kokeshi Doll ornaments...I would love to enter the Giveaway and would very much like to have a go at the ruched bag pattern if I were lucky enough to win!
Susan x

Annie said...

Ooh, what a lovely giveaway. And so many gorgeous things in Amy's shop. The screen printed fabric with the little houses is for me, but I'd need the ruched bag pattern too so I could make something something pretty with it :D

Anonymous said...

I love the oatmeal linen tea towel. I would be happy to win either of the patterns. Thanks for the nice giveaway.
prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

andrea creates said...

oh how fun! i think i like the patterns you have here best :)

Jak said...

Couldn't choose between the Kokeshi doll pincushion or the seam ripper, such gorgeousness. The ruched bag would be my preference.

Hope the hand is feeling better!

Jak x

Lee said...

I adore the ladybug tea cozy in the shop. And the Ruched bag is very sweet that would be my pattern choice. Today is like the opening of the book - penetrating rain... cold rainy weather here in Mich. thanks for the lovely giveaway.

trudys_person said...

I love the seam rippers! I keep missing them as her husband finishes - darn! Thank you for the giveaway!

jac. said...

Too many choices! I think I would go with the Ruched Happy Bag Pattern. It is so adorable!

Kelsey said...

I Love the Oatmeal tea towel with the teapots printed on it in yellow :)

And I would love to win the ruched bag pattern :)

Stacy said...

I love the ruched bag, but the Kokeshi fabric is my current favorite!

JCnNC said...

For me it was definitely the Butterfly Linocut Tea Cozy. The Rusched Happy bag is first choice. Thank you for this absolutely wonderful opportunity, Quilters are the most resourceful of all - what hurt hand? Judy C

littlepinkcupcakes said...

I love the ruched happy nag you bought with the acorn but since that's no longer available(lol) i would say the tooth fairy pillow.. It's adorable!

littlepinkcupcakes said...

I love the tooth fairy pillow. It's so cute! I would like the happy ruched purse pattern if I win. I love the one you bought with the acorn on it!

Dinki Dots said...

Oooh, I would put the 'Kokeshi Doll Silk Screened Pincushion' on my Christmas list! The Ruched bag pattern is my favourite - keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for this opportunitey!
Maria x

Kristy said...

The dress sachets are darling! Also love the screen printed fabrics.

Thanks for the giveaway, my favorite pattern would be the Happy Bag.
:)

Beth said...

I love the tea cozy - I have never had a tea cozy and I drink tea all day! Either pattern would be lovely.

Beth said...

What a darling shop! I would love to find the linen towels in my stocking, especially the "Winter Wash" one.

Both patterns are quite cute; I'd be especially happy to win the hexie pattern.

Suzanne said...

It's all beautiful! I love her screen printed fabric and the seam rippers are lovely (although they're mostly sold right now). I'd love the ruched happy bag pattern!

Kate said...

Wow -- what a lovely site. Any of her hand-printed (screened) fabrics would be great (actually, I'd like one of each please). I adore the hexie bag (soooo useful).

Nicky said...

Amy is lovely! I love her doll ornament too! And have been longing for her hexie pencil case for ages! Should actually have bought it before now!

Lucky you to bags those beauties but if it were me I'd be tempted to keep them!

Evelene S said...

I would love the Ladybug Tea Cozy for Christmas. Her pattern of the tea pot table runner is my favorite.
I hope you are doing much better these days.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my goodness, so many beautiful things!! I love the linen tea towel vintage collection in blue. I love the butterfly and ladybug linocut tea cozies too. And the green kokeshi doll ornaments are really sweet as well!
The ruched bag and the hexie bag are both wonderful! I would love a pattern for either one!
Thank you so much for this chance to enter the drawing.
I hope your hand is feeling better.

Cheryl said...

Oh, her hedgehogs are making me smile. They are so sweet. What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance. I'd go for the ruched bag. May the howling winds favour me!

Heather D. said...

I love the "My Happy Place" screen printed fabric. As for the patterns, I like both!

Charlotte said...

I like the cute little hedgehogs with falling snow.

The ruched bag pattern is really cool! I'd love to make some for christmas presents... :)

thank for the giveaway!! :)

Jewel said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for telling me about it! What a beautiful etsy shop! My favourite product is the beautiful butterfly linocut tea cosy! I am lusting after it now!

I would love either pattern! xxx

Peach Rainbow said...

I love the "Vintage Collection" Linen Tea Towels :D
Thanks for the chance!

Love both the patterns but the 1st place goes to the ruched bag pattern!

momof3girls said...

So many pretty things to choose from! I really like the vintage table runner kit (yellow).
My favorite in your pattern give-away is the ruched happy bag. So cute!
I can't believe you mentioned Jane Eyre! I've been reading it to my girls (on ch 31 right now). "the cold winter wind brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating..."
I've enjoyed my visit here-as always!

Kirsten N said...

I love Amys seam rippers and the hexie-case pattern!

Addie K said...

Wow, so many adorable and useful things to choose from: the Linen Tea Towel in the Vintage collection in Orange would fit in perfectly with my soon to be remodeled kitchen. I like both bag patterns but the hexi one is really super special. Thank you for the giveaway!

hueisei said...

I love the Kokeshi Doll Pillow Cushion cover! I loves the hexies case :)

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