Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway!

 I hope I'm not too late for the deadline of the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day!!  I've been trying to get online today and there seems to have been a widespread problem stopping any sort of access.  I'll plough ahead anyway and if I'm too late it will just be a little giveaway for my regular readers.  I've taken part in one of Sew Mama Sew giveaways before and it was a great way to find new bloggers, get new followers and try to win lovely things.  It made me feel part of something big (which it is) and it's generous of the people of SMS to give us the opportunity.

I mentioned a while ago that going past 5,000 blog views was a reason to celebrate and I was going to have a giveaway for that (I'm now past 5,500); I have also mentioned in the past that I would have a giveaway to get your views on some brooches/corsages I'm making.  So, using the SMS giveaway event as a platform, I will mark all these things with this giveaway.

I have 2 brooches to giveaway to 2 entrants.  This one is made from layers of cotton and satin topped with a felt circle and a vintage button. 

This one is multi-layers of felt, cotton, satin and silk also topped with a vintage button.  All the materials are reclaimed or recycled except the felt.  I'm disappointed that the colours haven't come out well.  They are much richer in real life!

All I'd like is for you to tell me which one you like best and why (if you know why) to give me some idea of the style that would be most popular.  I'll choose one winner who will get the brooch they prefer then another winner who will get the other one, whether it was their first choice or not!  I wouldn't like to exclude my loyal overseas followers so I will send anywhere.  As requested by SMS, I'll leave the giveaway open until 25th May and post the brooches on 30th.

 Now for some news of what's been going on around here.  Just one item of news really.  Remember I told you my DS had started a gardening business? Well, on Saturday morning he headed out to do a hedge cutting job 5 minutes away.  Twenty minutes later the phone rang and it was DS who told OH he'd cut his leg!!!  I was frantic until I spoke to him myself!!  Luckily, it wasn't too serious but it wasn't very pleasant watching him have 3 stitches put into his leg (or for him having them - the local anaesthetic didn't work very well). The lady doctor laughed when he pulled his trousers down to show her the wound  - I think it was relief that it wasn't a bigger injury but DS thought she was laughing at his baggy, Beano jockey shorts.  Now what was it your mother always says about underwear and getting knocked down by a bus?!!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway and good luck.
Bye for now
Teresa x

Edited to add:  Thank you for all your fabulous comments!! This giveaway is now closed and a winner will be chosen and notified shortly.  Teresa x

33 comments:

Antonia said...

I like the top brooch better; the only concrete reason I can think of as for why is that the other one is too Christmas-y colored for me :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Hannah said...

I love the one with the felt peice and green/beige-y colours. I think I really just love the colours and print of the floral fabric!
I have never had stiches, but have watched someone get them and it looked painfull! Lets hope it never happens to us, x gld to hear he was ok
Hannah

Helena said...

Love the top one its cute
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Sharon said...

Simply lovely.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh no...your poor son. Good thing you were close by. That is the sort of thing that lurks in the back of my mind.

I love both brooches, but lean toward the green one because I tend to wear brighter colors. My closet it mostly bright colors. I try to tone it down......but I just can't. =)

Jordan said...

I like the green one! Too cute!

Strawberry Patch said...

I like the top brooch, I cant really explain why, but I just love it! Id be very pleased to own it and treasue it! x

Lis said...

This is probably not very helpful but I like the design of the top brooch and the colours of the bottom brooch! I think I'm not keen on the felt showing on the bottom brooch but I love the richness of the colours. I don't mind which one you send me LOL.

Phoenix Peacock said...

love the first one, because neutral colors go with more of my bright colored clothing!Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

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Kay Lynne said...

Your giveaway are very nice! Thank you for having it. Stitches sure are not fun--I'm glad that it wasn't real serious.

Kay
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Littlebit said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win
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I like the first one with creams and greens... i second the idea that the other one is kinda christmassy

bethany said...

I love the bottom one with the red, green, and blue flowers.

Raven's Rascals said...

I like the top brooch better. I just like the colors and it looks more flower like to me. But both are pretty. Thanks for the chance to win! :o)

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danette said...

i really like the first one. I like the center better than the 2nd.

Sarah said...

I like the top brooch as well! I think the colours and the floral print is so appealing. .. and I agree with Antonia that the other is just a little Christmassy for me

Thanks for the giveaway

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nicmowat said...

they are both cute
so unique, love the colors
thanks for the giveaway!
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babalisme said...

I love either brooches, but the first one goes along with more of occupants at my wardrobe.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Oh those are so adorable I would love either of them!

jendenscott said...

I like the first one better, not really sure why, just the style I guess. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Hayley said...

absolutely beautiful! I love the first one because it is very color diverse so it can go with a lot of things. thanks for the giveaway!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I like the 2nd one the best because I really like the color of the middle of that one. Thanks.

lydiaruth said...

I really like the top one, but couldn't say why I prefer it.

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gill said...

I prefer the second brooch because the darker fabrics define the shape so well!

Charlotte said...

thanks for your generosity. I prefer the top brooch ... i think because of the little flowers

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I like the one with the Yellow button!!

xo Steph

Little Green Doll said...

Oh, I'm glad to hear that the injury of your son wasn't too bad, but he has to be careful!
Beautiful brooches, I love the first one ... and the 2nd one too :)

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.
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BurningRubber said...

I love the second one. The colors realy pop

Ashley said...

I like the one with the orangey button in the middle. I just love broaches :)

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Djaj said...

I love the beige one... Because of the flower fabric and the little green felted center !

Sandi P said...

I really like them both, but for some unknown reason the top one is my favorite. I think it just "reads" cleaner to me some how. I'm not really sure what I mean. I just don't like the middle of the bottom one quite as well.

That Girl said...

Although both pretty, I like the top one a lot more. I think because of the more neutral colors and tiny flowers :-)

Thanks for the chance.

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mamaTAVE said...

I would be happy to win either of these lovelies, but if I have to choose.... I will say the top with the orange (?) button. I love that they are repurposed. Bravo!