Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A Very Happy UnBirthday Giveaway and A Thank You for The Swap!


It is not my Birthday and I have no excuse for a Giveaway other than the fact I have a Sewing Calendar 2011 to Giveaway!

But before I give you the details I just want to say Thank You to Ali at Very Berry Handmade for organising a great February Fabric Swap, which kept all our minds off the gloomy weather.  And a Big thank you for the super bundle I received from Laura at Made In Oxford.  I just love the variety of fabrics, in particular the super cute Liberty prints and hotter than hot pink solids!
  And some cute ribbon and buttons to top up my haberdashery stash.
So back to the Giveaway.  I bought the Calendar in November last year in time for an early December Giveaway but with my break for Blogging due to personal circumstances it didn't quite work out.  So here we are now into March, although the fantastic little projects from earlier in the year will always come in handy.  Here are some pictures of just a few of the 100+ projects.









And here's how to enter.  I need your help, I have 2 meters of this fabric that I bought to make a knee length A line skirt to wear with a simple t shirt with sandals or flip flops.
Alexander Henry Fashionista/Fashion Girls Fabric (Mint)
I have been told it's not a good idea, but I think it would be really Funky!  So please become a Follower and leave a comment letting me know whether you think it would make a great skirt and if not what you would suggest I make with it.  

For extra entries, leave a comment each to say you have Blogged or Tweeted the Giveaway.  Lastly, you can come back and enter more than once with suggestions what to do with the fabric.
  • Entry 1.  Follow and Comment on my skirt idea/suggestions
  • Entry 2.  Tweet Giveaway
  • Entry 3.  Blog Giveaway
  • Entry 4+. Suggestions what to do with the fabric.
Closing Date: 10pm GMT Friday 11th March 2011  so a good week or so to come back with your great suggestions/extra entries!

If you already have one of these really useful Calendars, you can always give it to someone you love.  Maybe even for Mothers Day (is that odd giving a Calendar when the year has already started?).  Lastly this open copy is mine, the Winner will receive a new sealed copy.

I can't wait to hear what you think of my skirt idea as I'm itching to use this really Funky fabric.

Good Luck and essentially have fun!

32 comments:

Tracey said...

I love the fabric but think maybe it would look better mixed with a couple of other prints for an even funkier look. This pattern would be good for it I think
http://quilthome.com/product_info.php/cPath/354_650/products_id/8946

You got lovely swap fabric too!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I think it would make a A-line skirt, lots of colors you could match a solid top to.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

And my other suggestion is a big beachbag!

Mimi said...

All I can say is that 'you' are going to wear the skirt, right? And 'you' will love it, so who cares? I think that with a t-shirt and sandals it will be very swish! I am a follower.

Mimi said...

If you have leftover fabric, why not make a large bag for shopping? Better yet, send me your leftovers!! Love that fabric ;)

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower! Love the fabric, I would use it for the back of a quilt. That way everyone can see how cute it is.

jane p said...

I've been following. Maybe the waistband could be a solid colour - like the green that you see in the bags on the fabric print?

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi Emma, I think you should make the skirt and go shopping in it. Be the fashionista!
I am already a follower.

liberal sprinkles said...

I tweeted. I'm also following you now on twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/liberalsprinkle/status/43157958200270848

liberal sprinkles said...

how about a hairband? I'd crop so 2 girls would show on its width if possible. best wishes, grace

Liz said...

Already a follower :)
I think it would look great as a skirt - if it is a concern with the print, maybe make a gored skirt and add a couple of solid colour panels to break up the print. Otherwise I would go for it!

PootleFlump said...

I think it would go great with a plain top and some flip flops so I would go for it. Thanks for chance to enter.

PootleFlump said...

Ive posted your giveaway info in a button on my blog and am already a follower.

gill said...

I think this would look great as a skirt - especially teamed with a plain top and flip flops! Ignore all the doubters and go for it!!

gill said...

I'm already a follower!

The undomesticated scientist said...

this would make a fab skirt! prehaps with a thick plain border at the bottem to 'off set it' (and could put a slightly smaller band at the top, for the waist bit) or somethng like that! with a tee shirt or white shirt. x

Tabatha Tweedie said...

Hiya! I'm already a follower and I think that fabric would make a fabulous skirt, so go with your instinct! Would be brilliant for summer. Tabatha x

Tabatha Tweedie said...

And now I've tweeted! x

memmens said...

Hi, I think that fabric is fabulous! Yes I think it would make a groovy skirt and you won't see anyone else wearing one - if that isn't smart too I don't know what is! When everyone says 'wow where did you get that?' you can smugly say 'I made it myself' I love that feeling!

(I subscribe to your blog (is that the same as following?))

Crystal said...

I think it would make a great fun and funky skirt - I would love to wear it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Emma Thomsen said...

Hi, thank you everyone for dropping by! It seems my skirt project is a great idea for this fabric - thank you! I especially like the idea of adding a complimentary colour at the hem and the waistband. I would still love to hear your ideas what to do with the fabric anyway, as I have lots of 2 yard cuts that are just itching to be used.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The calendar is amazing, I bought on for my daughter fror Christmas and she loves it!!

Kimberlee said...

I am a new follower, and I think it would make a fun skirt!
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva@live.com

K. the Littlest Crafter said...

I think a skirt would be great!
I'm going to post this giveaway on my blog
http://thelittlestcrafter.blogspot.com/

quilary said...

I like the idea of the skirt. You could have a plain yoke and hem and the main panel of the skirt as this material.

quilary said...

I think the fabric would also make a great bag - one with a tubular 'carpet bag' frame - it would be fun with all the bags already in the print!

Marzena said...

Hi Emma :)
This fabric is wonderful. What do you think of new bag, something like that:
http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/grand_revival_design/2009/10/launch-sounds-too-official.html
I've just started sewing and I am planning to sew this bag :)

I follow your blog as Marzena

szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Louise said...

The skirt is a great idea especially now that spring is in the air

Jenny said...

Suddenly out of the blue I remembered you had a giveaway going on! And I see I'm just in time... phew! That fabric is fab, it will make a wonderful skirt, tho I do also like the idea of it being a bag. How fun and spring-like! xxx

Emma Thomsen said...

Hi Thank you all for taking the time to take part in my giveaway and for all your comments, I really appreciate it. :)

Jenny said...

I also tweeted your giveaway this morning, hopefully that gives me an extra entry? :) happy days xxx

Kimberlee said...

Tweeted again - http://twitter.com/TheSpunkyDiva
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva@live.com