7 October 2008

150-ish Blog Giveaway

Well, so none of us noticed that my 150th post has been and gone....
I was asked months ago by my neighbour to make a pin-cushion for Christmas for her grand-daughter who loves ballet and has a sewing kit.
(she knows to give me plenty of time to get things made!)
I love this pattern on Heather Bailey's blog and had a bash.
I'm completely useless at following patterns, so after much tongue-sticking-out-to-one-side and head scratching I did get one made:

I enjoyed doing it so much, I made another one!

And I'm giving you, dear reader, the chance to win it for yourself!
Just a little something to say thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my inane waffle on a regular basis!
Leave a comment on this post by Saturday 18th October and I'll get boy*jelly to pick a name out of the big pink bowl.
That includes you lurkers....


Rubyred said...

OK so I have been known to pay the odd lurking visit so I'll own up and say I enjoy reading your blog posts and I adore the little pin cushions. I spend most of my time hanging out in Crafts forum as Janetdc so will get back there right now!

Buffy said...


Loving your blog, it has bought a few smiles and even a giggle to my day!

And the pin cushions are fab!!
~Buffy x x

summerfete said...

Ooh Emma I love it.
I also love Heather Baileys blog, though I dare not look at it often because its too good!!

Little Pudding Nappy Cakes said...

I think your blog is great and i just love your pin-cushion just a thought could you not do a round one that looks like a christmas pud

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

I confess to being more of a fan of HB's M-i-L - Elinor. She makes fab if slightly mad dolls.
Lovin' the pincushions though. Good to see you're having fun!!!

Apple Valley said...

Hi, your little pin cushion is lovely, I have just started a soft furninshing course, so need to have a go and making one if these myself!

Country Bliss said...

Lovely pin cushions, I'm off to look at Heather Bailey's blog now.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

What a beautiful pin cushion and an entertaining and fantastic blog, I have so much fun reading everyone's blogs that I feel like I have a ton of new friends

Its wonderful
thank you

April said...

OOOHH - that is so gorgeous - I love it!!!

Congrats on your blogging milestone

April xx

karen said...

OK OK so i confess to being a little lurker but that cute little cupcake pin cussion is wort owning up for dont ya think lol
congrats on reaching your milestone by the way. I think I've got a little way to go before I reach that one.

Jane W said...

I guess I am a lurker! I drop in every couple of days or so. Lovely pin cushions, I keep telling myself I'll make one soon but never seem to get round to it.

Jane W.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I am a fully fledged follower, I have however posted a give away, just coz its October and I felt a little crazy!

cheers Alex

Deanne said...

oooh lush and it has cupcakes on it, even better :) x

JuliaB said...

oooh they are nice! I don't know which one i like best!! x

Esther said...

Cute and I love pin cushions so I just have to join in :)

Jackie said...

I don't lurk...I just whizz through all the blogs on my list and today I'm catching up...I started at 263 and now I'm down to 72 to go. I love the fabrics you used.

LoloDesigns said...

Hi, discovered your blog a few months ago now and just love popping by. Am new to this blogger stuff myself and all the inspiration out there is just amazing. I have a cr**py old pincushion at the mo so would be thrilled if I got one of your gorgeous ones ;o)

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your 150th post!! Your blog's gorgeous! I'm a follower :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Mimi said...

Luv your delicious art form! So very comforting just to look at. And that ab fab old-timey fabric you so lovingly chose for the pin cusion - reminds me of my little old auntie's homemade quilts. She used material from her babies old clothing (in the '40's!.) So sweet!

momof2gr8kids said...

hey.. I just love the stuff you maKe can I live inside your head???

Tip Top said...

How fantastic is that??!! You really do inspire for Christmas Pressies!!

Josie said...

oh well done and following the pattern and making two! they both look great!

Sal said...

I have a thing about pin cushions.
Have you seen the book..' Pretty Little Pincushions' ?

liz said...

Love your pin cushions, and love your blog.

Nihal said...

Small is beautiful, and this amazing mini cushion would be a nice contribution for my sewing set. And thanks for giving this opportunity to win.
Many Happy returns on creative and new future posts.

All of my best.

~N at CrossRoads

twiggypeasticks said...

lovely pincushions, I keep making pincushions but don't actually own one!
Twiggy x

Leah said...

There's nothing more practical than a pincushion when sewing.

Note to self - if you don't win this giveaway make yourself one!!

frazzy dazzles said...

My little guy has just been feeding your fish for the last five minutes then he saw your giveaway. I'm loving this new 'learnt how to read' by who lives in my house! Good luck with the giveaway. Hope you have lots of fun! Jen

London Southern Belle said...

aren't you talented! I love them! especially the pink one :) I'm such a girly girl. :)

Hope you are well hon!


Jennie said...

I love your pincushions. Especially the giveaway one ;)

LittleGem said...

I have to admit to being a lurker, (ashamed to say) and love reading your blog. Your pincushions are gorgeous - especially that pink one!