Friday, 15 February 2013

It's giveaway day

Hello lovelies .....

It has been lovely this week
doing some soothing and simple stitching
with the prettiest of fabrics
I have had to use my brain a bit too much lately
(it's not used to too much activity, poor thing)
in a top secret project
I can't wait to tell you 
for now, my lips have to remain tightly sealed
It's VERY exciting though .....

my new 'Sew Sweet' buntings

I was having a much needed tidy in my sewing room recently
when I came across some bits of pretty bias binding
left over from my advent calendars
and it gave me an idea .....

..... so my sewing this week, has been all about
'Sew Sweet' Buntings
(get it?)
some beautiful new Liberty of London lifestyle fabrics
and some delightfully charming Tilda
The buntings all have 12 mini flags and 
 have a handmade patterned bias binding
 to make them extra pretty
(If I do say so myself)
If you'd like to find out more, you can see them in my shop

Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to win a giveaway
 from the very fabulous Fee @ Chippernelly

such gorgeous Christmas blocks, she is such a clever girl

It was a 'carry it forward' giveaway
if you haven't heard of this, the idea is, that if you win
you then hold your own 'CIF' to spread the handmade love

To coincide with my giveaway
I have some other things to celebrate ..... 

It is my best friend's birthday today
(her day is almost over now, she lives in Australia .... Boo Hoo)

I have reached 400 followers
(WOW I really can't believe that, thank you x)

and my Sweet B is coming home for the weekend

So here is my 'CIF' .....

..... and this is what I shall be giving away

One of my new 'Sew Sweet' buntings
the choice is yours .....

1. Tilda in blues & pinks
2. Liberty of London in greens & blues
3. Tilda in navy & pinks
4. Tilda in aqua & pinks

 plus I will add a little surprise gift to the parcel too

So here's what you have to do 

♥  For one entry  ♥ 

It would be wonderful(but not a necessity)
if you could become a follower of my blog
  and just leave me a comment on this post
letting me know which number 'Sew Sweet' bunting you would like to win

For a second entry

kindly mention this giveaway on your blog or facebook page with a link 
and then just leave me a separate comment 
on this post, telling me you have done so

 The giveaway will be open until Wednesday 27th February
I will post anywhere in the whole wide world
 so don't be shy


Thank you for all of your sweet messages
on my missing blog voice
you are so lovely
It is slowly coming back
I am just feeling a little shy

Wishing you all a joyous weekend
I think we may be getting more sunshine here
Hip Hip Hooray
BIG love 
x Jooles x

P.S  I am now on instagram, my name is @thesweetviolet
still not quite sure what I'm doing
but if you are there too
I would love it if you could come and say "Hi"  
I will make a link on my blog soon

thank you to all who entered


  1. i really love Sew sweet bunting #2!!!!
    Thank you, xxx Ale
    ...anyway, they are all gorgeous!!!

  2. Dear Jooles
    Please enter me in your lovely 'Carry it forward' giveaway. I would love any of the choices, but if you force me to choose, it would be number 1.
    Your makes are always lovely - congratulations on them.
    Best wishes

  3. You are mentioned on my facebook page!!!!
    xxxx Ale

  4. What a sweet giveaway Jooles!
    Hmmm, hard to choose one... Number 4 has my favourite colours though, so yes please!
    Love from Mirjam.

  5. I'm a follower! I love the colours of number 4.
    Fingers crossed.

  6. Hello lovely Jooles! This is a gorgeous giveaway and I love all your beautiful buntings....but think number 4 is my most favourite! I am already a follower :)
    Helen x

  7. Already a follower here =o).so hard to choose,bunting are amazing,and my fav items,mostly I make crocheted.Thank you for the chance to win this one,so lovely,I would love number 1.

  8. Ooh, fab giveaway! Already a follower and dearly love number 2,
    Hope I win!!!
    Ali x

  9. I would just LOVE to win some Number 1 bunting! Such pretty colours, it would really brighten my studio! Off to post on Facebook now!

  10. Have shared your fabulous giveaway over on my Facebook page! Meant to say in the previous one I am already a follower and love reading your blog! :)

  11. I follow your adorable bog. Thanks for the chanceand congratualtions.

  12. Your new bunting is gorgeous Jooles, thank you for the opportunity to win. I love the Liberty greens and blues, just gorgeous. :)
    I am already a follower of the lovely blog.
    V xxx

  13. I have put your giveaway on my sidebar too !!! :)
    V xxx

  14. Hi Jooles,
    Goodness 400 followers! congratulations!
    Please do add me to your giveaway. I would love any of your gorgeous buntings......its impossible to choose between them! I am already a follower. I,ll be adding a button to my blog as soon as I get back to my desktop pc. I can,t work out how to do it on my iPad yet.
    Keep well
    Amanda xx

  15. What a lovely giveaway! I love all the bunting but 1 & 4 are calling to me the most. Hope you have a very lovely weekend :0) xx

  16. Please could I enter, love number 2 the most! Have a great weekend! :) x

  17. Thanks so much for such a beautiful giveaway :-) I love your buntings and my favourite is number 2, such beautiful turquoise fabrics.

  18. I follow your blog, and I enjoy reading your posts including your guest posts from Sweet B. I love the bunting, my favorite is number 3. x

  19. I love all the fab fabrics and if I have to pick a favourite it would be the Liberty. I am a sucker for Liberty. thank you for the giveaway

  20. Oooh I just love bunting and your bunting is seriously yummy. Thanks so much for the very kind giveaway. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning either 1 or 4 pretty please!!

    Helen xx

  21. I'm a follower and love the lovely #3

  22. I like #2. Beautiful!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I follow as Renee G on gFC and I love #4.

  24. Hi sweetie....I have put a link to your giveaway on my Facebook page and I will pop a link on the sidebar of my blog for you too :)
    Love Caroline xxx

  25. Hello there! Could I be entered too, PLEASE and THANK YOU! I am already a follower and I will pop on my side bar and FB too! Ooh they are all so beautiful, Jooles. I would be over the moon to win any!~ But I am rather partial to number 3...With kind thoughts...Maria x

  26. Already a follower :) and I love number 1! You're so clever.

  27. Hello sweet Jooles! I am so glad you have been doing some soothing stitching sweetie! I love the pretty fabrics! I can hardly wait to hear your exciting news. I am so happy for you!!! Your buntings are gorgeous! So sweet of you to have a giveaway. If I was blessed to win, I would love to win number one! The Christmas blocks you won are so sweet! I hope your friend had a very Happy Birthday! I am so glad sweet B is home for the weekend! I know you two will have fun! Have a joyous weekend too and hopefully a sunny one! Much love, Paula xo

  28. Beautiful, beautiful, can I please be entered for number 4 :) xx

  29. Hi Jooles- I love what you've been up to- those buntings are all gorgeous and any of them would bring joy! But, if I HAD to pick one, I'd go with number least, at this moment. I also really like the idea of a give away that passes the happiness on. :) and those blocks you won are really really neat! Isn't handmade just wonderful? -Jenniffer

    ps- Four hundred followers- that's marvelous! :)

  30. Such beautiful buntings and a lovely giveaway!! I am a happy follower, and I would love a chance to win no. 4! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

  31. Hi over there Jooles. I hope your Bestie had a great birthday.
    I would SO love to win a sew sweet 'bunting', especially number 2 please, please, please. Looking forward to hearing your top secret news soon!!! Jane x

  32. Your buntings are fabulous and if I was lucky enough to win I would love number 4- aqua and pink.

  33. What a lt of spring loveliness. I wold love to win no 1. Just my colours

  34. Oh Jooles, how lovley! What a gorgeous selection of bunting. I must say I am very intrigued to know what your top secret project is!

    If pushed I would have to say number 4 is my favourite, but they are all a bit lovely.

    Gillian x

  35. I love to enter your give-away!
    They are all lovely, but I like no 2 the most!
    Corien x

  36. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!!! Wow!!!
    I'd love to enter your giveaway, please. It's a super one - I love the bunting (especially number one)!

  37. Ooh such a beautiful giveaway. I'm torn between the navy and pink in 3 and the pink and aqua in 4! Congratulations on 400 followers, much deserved
    Victoria xx

  38. Bunting 1 is my favourite, closely followed by 4! And I love 2 and 3. You are very talented. But 1 is my absolute favourite.

  39. Shared on FB =

  40. What gorgeous bunting! I adore number 2 and am a new follower too. Shall do a link to my blog.

  41. Really gorgeous bunting!! Number 4 is my favourite!

    Gemma x

  42. Love,love, love your bunting number 4 please.x

  43. Ooh Jooles, another fan of number 4 here too!! Already a follower, of course, but will nip and put a link on my blog forthwith!

    Lovely to 'see' you on Instagram - I'm having a teeny break from it but will be back shortly!

    Heather x

  44. I absolutely love sweet bunting #4. I'm a new follower.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  45. oooh yes please!! I'd love to own number 3 especially - but they are all beautiful!! Thank you! J9 x

  46. Hi Jooles
    I love bunting #2, imagining it hanging in a seaside house that I will own (one day!)

  47. ...I have also done a linky on my blog too!
    X Sally @Lavender Attic

  48. I love number one with the pretty birdies
    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

  49. Wow it would be fantastic to win any of your wonderful bunting, I could not choose which one I like the most as I love them all equally :) I would love to be entered, I am follower...hugs Elisa xx

  50. I'd love no 1 if I was lucky enough to win.

    Aire and Angel

  51. Dear Jooles,
    I would love to win the third one. So nice Give Aways. I am a follower now! I will link your picture to my blog. LOL Nicole.

  52. Hello Jooles,

    Please put my name in the hat. I like them all but number 1 is my fave.
    I have a new

    Best wishes,
    Anne---PlumCreek22 Studio

  53. Hi, Jooles! What a lovely giveaway! Oh, please count me in.

  54. I'm following you !!! I love number 4 ....
    ps your birds are so cute

  55. Just put a link on my sidebar to your giveaway :0)

  56. Hello Jooles,
    Sorry I've been away from blog land for so long, I've been having a good look through some of my old favourite blogs and I came across your giveaway!
    How generous of you! They are allso lovely but my real favourite is no.4!
    Ashley xxx

  57. Hello! How are we supposed to choose? They're all gorgeous! Number 4 just edges it for me, oh and I follow you blog x

  58. Hello Jooles,
    I am a new follower of your blog. I found it via Pink Milk's. Love all the buntings but my absolute fave is number 4. Thanks very much for the generous and beautiful giveaway!! Pati x


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