So somehow Vee and I have made it to 198 posts. Which means that after post #199 tomorrow, we will hit post #200!
Crazy times, I know.
To celebrate, we thought we'd do a little giveway. And here is the giveaway-goodie.
Oh yes indeed, I have sewn up another Prettified Pincushion from Ayumi's fabulous book, Patchwork Please! (that link is to Booktopia Australia - Ayumi's book is of course available elsewhere online ... and in good bookshops).
The pincushion top features Heather Ross fussy-cut peg-doll girls from her Macaroni Love Story line (which I think I bought when it was available on Spoonflower), and also teeny Heather Ross gnomes, which are from a little scrap that lovely Amber from OneShabbyChick included in a package, when I bought something from her lovely shop a while ago.
The fab orange/pink/yellow checks are by the gorgeous Cam from Curly Pops.
And the yellow button is a vintage one I found in the button tin.
Around the sides are the fabulous glasses on purple from the new Riley Blake Geekly Chic line - these glasses are Dorothy Tsang's design (our gorgeous friend Amy from PennyCandy designed the fab records and mixtapes, which are part of Geekly Chic).
And I really need to find out who designed this fab word print that I love so much - I only have a small piece with no selvedge.
Next up are some cute pink spots - again, from a lovely scrap with no selvedge.
To complete the photo-a-thon, the bottom of the pincushion is Essex linen in flax, with a cute button from the button tin.
And so - for your chance to win this super-sweet pincushion, sewn by me (and please do remember I am not an expert-sewist) - you have three different ways to be in the running.
Vee and I are really interested to know how people find us - whether it's here via the blog (or Bloglovin'), on Facebook, or on instagram. We love instagram like crazy but are only slowly coming to grips with Facebook, and we still have so much to learn about good blogging.
So either (or do them all!):
1. leave a comment on this post #198, or yet to be posted #199 and #200 - and tell us how you found us.
2. 'like' us on Facebook - our page is here - we are cat & vee. I have never in my life typed those words before. And no, we do not have a Facebook button here on the blog, because we haven't figured out how to do that yet ....
3. comment on the instagram pics I'll post of the pincushion (I am @hellofromcat).
We're aiming to upload post #200 by the end of this weekend, so the giveaway will close midnight, Australian EST on Sunday 5 May. We'll announce the winner on Monday, 6 May. If we get lots of comments and 'likes', we will grab some panels from the shop and choose some more lucky ducks.
When I say 'choose' - I should make clear - winner/s will be chosen totally at random - I'm going to write down everyone's name on slips of paper, and where they commented (here, instagram or FB - just for our own interest's sake), put them into a big salad bowl, and get the girls to draw one name out of the bowl.
As simple, and embarrassingly basic, as that.
Good luck! Let the comments ... and 'likes' (oh I struggle with the neediness of social media language!) begin!! Happy Thursday. xoxo cat