Friday, 4 March 2011

Time for a Giveaway!!!!!!!

On this lovely spring-like morning, I've just noticed that I have been blogging for just over a month now.

I have 29 lovely followers, and over 140 wonderful comments, so it seemed to me to be the right time for a little celebration in the form of a giveaway to say a huge thankyou to all my followers for making blogging such a wonderful, rewarding experience!!!

The warmth and friendliness has been completely unexpected and overwhelming - the lovely comments from complete strangers who just happened upon my blog, or came out of curiosity from another blog, have just made me so happy.

It is wonderful now that over just a few weeks, those  "strangers" are now becoming like friends - I look forward to visiting their blogs to see what they've been up to, and am excited when I see they have visited and left me a lovely comment! It means I can pop over to Vermont, to Australia, to Italy and to the Netherlands as well as all over the UK, to catch up with these blogging friends.

It has also been fantastic to discover so many talented people out there - a constant source of amazing makes, clever vintage buys, pure eye candy photography, thoughtful quotes,wonderful pets, and sharing of ideas and recipes - it has all been so stimulating and inspiring and I am just loving being a part of it!!

So as a thankyou I would like to giveaway my latest cushion cover!

This is a french-inspired red and brown patchwork cushion, with a vintage toile de jouy and red gingham reverse.

The front is made up of nine squares of four different fabrics.

There is a beautiful vintage brown and cream toile de jouy

 red and brown vintage floral Liberty fabric

a red gingham

and a vintage woven stripe cotton.

To enter my giveaway, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post by next Saturday 12th March (I think its the 12th) and I will enter your name for the Grand Draw on the Sunday (13th)!!!

Then when I reach a certain number of followers I will do another giveaway!!!

The winner will be picked by my beautiful assistant with the help of her dog.

I'm sure between them they will devise an interesting method!!!

Have a great day!!!

Edited to add :
I will of course post abroad - this giveaway is open to all, which is why the giveaway is for the cushion cover only. It measures approx.16" x 16" so a standard 16" x 16" cushion pad will fit inside.

Also feel free to mention it on your blog and link back!!

Just a peep at the current cushion I'm working on........

Better get on..........


  1. Oh my, that's a gorgeous cushion and the dog is so cute!

  2. What a lovely cushion Gill, please count me in!
    Ali x
    p.s thank you so much for the award you gave me I am very touched and pleased you like my blog xx.

  3. I'd love a chance at this beautiful pillow, or cushion as you say ;). Will you ship to the US? I'll post a link on my blog as well, Gill.

  4. Oh Gill! that is stunning! How can you bear to part with it! If you can, then count me in!!!!! Thank you and I am so happy you are enjoying your blogging experience x

  5. Hi Gill. I couldn't miss out on this great chance to win something made by you . I love the combination of colours and the toile is just my cup of tea. So Ciao from snowy Italy ALISON

  6. Hi Gill. Ooh, please may I play too?

    Having spent almost an ENTIRE DAY making a patchwork cushion (my first) earlier this week, I am in total awe of how beautifully neat yours is, not to mention pretty.

    Have a lovely weekend.


  7. Beautiful pillow! LOve the fabrics you've chosen.Please enter me in your giveaway.I'm now following.

  8. How lovely! I'm glad you find blogging so enjoyable. I love making friend all around the world as I find everyone is so sweet.
    ps you leave wonderful comments, so thank you :)

  9. I'd love to be included in the giveaway. What a glamourous assistant you have and cute little pooch.

  10. Oh wow, what another stunner. Such a gorgeous fabric collection.
    Love the red bow in your daughter's hair.

    Lisa x

  11. Am so loving this cushion too, I will have to do another blog on cushions now!
    love it!

  12. I'm glad to know of your blog from Daryl over at Vermont Cottage. What great cushions you're showing here. I'd be thrilled to win!

  13. Hi Gill I've just signed up to follow you too!
    Great cushion cover - I love the colours

  14. What a beautiful cushion cover. Please enter me for your lovely giveaway. Becky x

  15. Hi I have come to say hello via Helen's blog, I am glad you are enjoying your blogging. I love the photos and seeing your pets here too.
    I would love to be in your draw, thanks, Jane

  16. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to enter and I have your little poodles brother my apricot poodles name is George. He's a toy.
    they really are so smart and such a joy!

  17. Oooh hope to win so I can girlyfy my bedroom which has too much male dominated decor from my husband.
    Leah x

  18. Oh, yes please please please. I have a red sofa that is just crying out for this. Claire

  19. Lovely cushion - I'd love to enter, please :) Abby x

  20. It's a beautiful cushion! Hope I'm not too late to enter :)

    Best wishes,

  21. Hope it's not too late to enter . . . don't know how I missed this post! Have a wonderful day!

  22. Gill...where in Kent do you live? I am from Kent, nr Broadstairs. Certainly I will show your cushion, sometime next week.


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Gill x