Monday, March 22, 2010

Giveaway My Dearies

To launch my very first PDF
for sale in my etsy shop
next week
I want to give one lovely reader
a chance to "nab" one for free!!!
Just leave a comment on this post and I will
write your name on a "hopefully lucky" piece of crispy white paper
and place it in my very huge Grandma bowl and stir up one sweet winner...


My PDF for a Grandma's Garden Cushion
is very easy to read and understand.
4 pages filled with sweet colour pics and instructions
written with English crochet abbreviations
with a conversion chart for American terms...

and you can use the Motif design for loads more things as well...

I will be adding some Grandma crochet goodness
and this Grandma's Garden Cushion PDF
to my etsy shop after the giveaway at the end of this week
so there will be not too long to wait
if you would like to purchase one anyway...

This giveaway is my small but really heartfelt way of
thanking everyone
for there ongoing support and endearing sweet comments
that fill my inbox every day...
For they just keep me going forward
and making my dream come alive!!!
So many exciting and rewarding things have happened this year...
And there is still some more to be unveiled...
Can't wait!!!
But this would not have happened without you
my dear sweet friends...
Hugs!!!
and good luck to everyone...
edit: THE GIVEAWAY MY DEARIES
HAS NOW CLOSED...
THE VERY BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL...
AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH AN AMAZING RESPONSE!!!

105 comments:

MADE BY K said...

Love your blog! I have it on my favorites :)

Tania said...

Are you KIDDING? A Grandma's Garden pattern is right up this currently yarn-obsessed blogger’s alley (plus another excellent potential excuse for avoiding the sewing machine). Yay for you!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I've just found your blog and I am IN LOVE!
Hope you don't mind me entering your giveaway.

kabouters said...

waw,what a lovely give away
i like your crochet tutorials
!!

Linda said...

how lovely Michelle, now I can't crochet to save myself but I am trying to learn, it is one goal I just have to achieve this year otherwise it would seem I am adopted and not related to mum and nan at all!!!

Kate said...

Ooohhh, I'd LOVE to win your cushion pattern soooooooooooooo much!! Please pick the crispy white piece of paper with my name on it out of your huge grandma bowl. Please!

Catherine said...

I love this cushion from the front and the back - would love to make it!
thanks for giving me the chance...

craftyjemima said...

Love love love you Grandma's Garden Cushion. Would look great on my sofa.

Nerys
:)

Gerda said...

I love the cushion and would love to make it for myself or my daughters.

clare's craftroom said...

What a lovely giveaway Michelle !

Anita Meade said...

I hear my crochet hooks a-calling me! I'd love to win a copy of your Grandma's garden pattern. Pllleeease pop me in the draw. Thanks :) Anita. xx

Mistea said...

As always gorgeous.
You have been so generous with your tutorials and now you want to give away your pattern. ooh - Thanks for letting me play.

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

I am a knitter but your blog has inspired me to go back to crocheting :D Thank you for a wonderful give-away!

Miss Muggins said...

I would love to win your wondeful pattern, so sign me up, Michelle!

craftydiane said...

Your pillow is so lovely! I have been admiring it for days and would feel so honored if I won a copy of the directions.
Blessings,
Diane

Ana Reyes said...

Greetings from Spain! I discovered your blog through Lucy's (Attic 24). I'm a beginner in crochetting and must confess I'm enjoying every single entry of yours. At the moment I'm working on your heart and twinkle garlands. Never could imagine that it is so easy to do! And fun! I'm thinking of hanging garlands everywhere in my house...Keep on posting such amazing and beautiful things!

Jacquie said...

Love your blog!!
Your crochet,poetry,and photography are all perfect !! I'm crochet obsessed,and would love to try making your lovely grandmas garden coushion ,please enter me in your giveaway :0)

Shorty said...

I love your work and your tutorials, so winning your latest pdf version would be such a treat! Thanks for the opportunity!

Frances said...

Oh, how could anyone resist your invitation! Of course I would love to learn how to start a garden granny of my own.

Best wishes on your launch of the pdf. Cheers!

Mar said...

I love your blog!!!
And your tutorials are so good that I can understand much better than the spanish ones.
Thank you very much.
Best whises from Sapain
xxx Mar

needlekrafter said...

so sweet of you! look forward to reading your blog and love the grandma cushions!

mamas collection said...

Oh my! Been looking longingly at Grandma's Garden! Love it!!

Maggie R said...

Lovely work. Thanks for adding my name for a chance to win.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I would love to win one, I hope I'm lucky...
love Louise xxx

Jeanne said...

I just love your blog and am always grinning when I see you have a new post. I'd love to win a copy of the pattern for that lovely cushion.

Thank you for always inspiring with your wonderful creations!

moline said...

I love your things and I love everything grandma because I had the best grandma in the whole world and now I am constantly crocheting granny things...
This giveaway would be perfect!
Yvonne/moline

moline said...

I love your things and I love everything grandma because I had the best grandma in the whole world and now I am constantly crocheting granny things...
This giveaway would be perfect!
Yvonne/moline

Isadora said...

Your cushion is simply adorable, I'd love to be the winner!
Thanks for holding this giveaway!
Dora
dora.quevedo@gmail.com

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a lovely giveaway, please enter me in!
Thanks, Vivienne

Hen said...

Fab pattern, I'd love to give this a go so would be very grateful to be entered into the giveaway, please.
Hen x

Tami said...

Yeah!!! Even if I don't win the pattern I'll be in the shop to purchase. I'm so glad you're making it available.

folksmith said...

love it! pick me!!!

AZBelle (Sandy) said...

I so love this pattern. I hope I win!

Jennifer said...

How exciting, I love the pattern! What a great giveaway.
theprairiegirl.com

Ann said...

I'm new to crochet, and have found you're tutorials very easy to follow.
So wonderful that you'll be offering them in your etsy shop!

Lola Nova said...

I am in awe of your lovely cushions and so excited or you and your PDF launching! I wish you great success (but I don't think you'll need my wishing) and the best of things to come!

Gerry said...

I've been following your blog for a number of months and learned early on that you have a generous heart.
Each and every project you've shared with us are just darling.
Love your blog, love your work.
Hugs,
Gerry

considerthelillies said...

I love all your work, so lovely! I pray I can win! it would make me soooo happy!

hutsefluts said...

I would love to win, I always think "if only I could make nice things like this..." maybe now I can!

Jak said...

Good luck with your pattern sales and I am glad that life is sweet at the moment.
Jak x

chocolategirl64 said...

me me me me!
*waves hand up in the air and bats eyelashes*
please pretty please with natural and organic red cherries on the top:
^_*
{still waiting for a pattern for those other ruffly good cushions too!}

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh wow! I'd love to win! I love your work and I have a thing for cushions too!

Sally said...

Congratulation on the pending launch of your pdf pattern. Great stuff. Better still is that gorgeous cushion cover that you've made with your very own pattern. Bravo. Bloody wonderful I say.
... and thanks for letting us all have a chance to win :)

Pammy Sue said...

I've been waiting for any of your patterns to become available! Love this one. Can't wait to get my hands on it at the end of the week!

Colleen said...

I love all your crochet "creations" and would be very happy to win something of yours :)

ckbaker46@yahoo.com

knittienora said...

Loving the pattern, I know just the colours I would use!

Tonya said...

I love your work thanks!

Barbara said...

OMG I would so dearly love to win a PDF pattern of yours! Your work is so awesome. I hope I win.

Allison said...

i would just adore crocheting one of your grandma's garden pillows. thanks for the giveaway!

Pattygloria said...

Greetings from Edmonton,Canada.
I Love all your creations and tutorials; especially your Grandma's Garden Cushion.
Please sign me up. Thanks, for the giveaway!
Gloriaxx
gloria_villamil@hotmail.com

Quiltnbee said...

I would love to win one of your patterns! Very sweet pillow!

Ulrika said...

Thanks to your blog I learned to make grandmas twinkles!

Becky Smith Gallops said...

Love your blog! And the cushions are stunning!

gill said...

oooh yes please - count me in!!
i love this pattern

gill

dette said...

I love your designs.I made the trees and stars at Christmas and still have the garland hanging as I like it so much.I would love to have a go at making these cushions, they look FAB.

Josie-Mary said...

ohhh yes please :)

Mary Ann said...

Yay, Michelle!
I'm so very glad that you're going to be selling PDF's!!!!
My wish has come true!! LOL!
All the best!

Becky said...

Love, love, love your blog. It saved me when I was trying to learn to crochet granny squares for the first time. I would love to attempt a new variation of the granny square. I'll keep my fingers crossed. XXXXXXXXX

AL said...

Oh my goodness, what a generous giveaway! Your work is beautiful. Best wishes for your Etsy shop!

Delphine_ said...

Your blog and your creations are wonderful !

Jess from Coolabah said...

I love your blog and the goodies in it...keep up the fantastic work!

Maria said...

I thought there would be a lot of comments, but WOW its a long way to the bottom of the comments ☺

Cher said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway. I love your blog and especially love your little trailer. I'm so jealous!

Vicky said...

I love your blog and follow it every update that you do. Would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks

Debbie said...

Love your blog and all your tutorials.

yarnfreak@optimum.net

Leah said...

Good for you Michelle, love that youve made a pettern to sell, as you write them so well! Wouls love to win one but if I dont well then I will be visiting your little shop.

Molly said...

Yes, please enter me in your giveaway. I have been a follower for a long time, just scrolling through your blog brings a smile to my face everytime. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Svana Valería said...

i just love youre cushion so i would really like to have the change to win one :)

barra said...

Michelle,

Your blog is fantastic and your patterns great and easy to follow. You have been very generous sharing Grandma tutorials with us. A free PDF for the cushion would be great but will buy one if I am not the lucky one. Keep up with Granny.

Bev

Dani said...

Maybe I'm the lucky one :-)
Loveeee the pattern!

All the best from the Netherlands

Paqui said...

me gusta mucho tu trabajo. Saludos.

Sigrun said...

Love your blog, you got me on the hook again :-)

dieurie said...

few days ago I put your blog into my reader, I like your works and now I see this giveaway :) I also would like to enter, thanks!

Vera Amos said...

Superb and generous as always, I'm in.
Nicky x

tinker899 said...

This is lovely I would love to win this pattern if not I will have to treat myself and buy one (my birthday on 29th March so could be a pressie from me to me lol)

Michelle said...

Oh my I just need to make a comment...
I am so amazed at the fabulous response and very sweet words from all my lovely dearies!!!
I think my grandma bowl will be overflowing...
I can't believe there is still the rest of the week to go...

So happy everyone loves my new pattern and totally in shock still...
I have taken a few pics and said a few words over on my flickr photostream...
I hope it conveys the emotions I am feeling today...

Victoria said...

I've made many of your "Grandma" patterns for garlands and have been admiring this cushion since you first posted about it. I would love the chance to win so please enter me in the giveaway!


Victoria

Jen G. said...

Love your patterns! Would love a chance to make this cushion.

Thanks!

Denise said...

I love reading your blog and I ADORE your patterns. Thank you for this giveaway xxxx

Mrs Twins said...

i LOVE YOUR PATTERNS AND YOUR TUTORIALS ARE DEAD EASY!
THANKS TO YOU!
hUGS AND love Suex

Hannie said...

Hi there, I love your crochet works and I would like to win your pattern. But since I'm normally not very lucky in these things, I will probably buy it (LOL).
Kind regards from The Netherlands,
Hannie

Solveig said...

Love your cushions!

Dheeny Thea said...

Love the grandma's garden..it's so colorfull

annemarie said...

I absolutely love your blog and tutorials - have made every one of them and they are the best. Fingers are crossed on this giveaway - would love to make a cushion.

dorothybills said...

talk about good timing! I just popped over here to give you a 'kreative blogger award' (check out my blog for details), but a give away, very exciting count me in!

Leah said...

The cushion is gorgeous, please count me in!

scipione said...

Hi Michelle,
Love that cushion and your blog.
I am a regular viewer but haven't a blog myself yet.
I also have a roma caravan that is in great condition just needs new insides. Hope to win that PDF please pick me.

Robyn
scipione@bigpond.com

Vera Amos said...

Decopatch - Do have a look at the link, maybe they have a stockist in your neck of the woods? Alternatively, the paper is like a fine wrapping paper, and the glue is like a mixture of PVA/and varnish, hope that helps you might be able to substitute and create some lovelies.
Nicky x

Patty :-) said...

Thank you for the opportunity . . . so nice!
Patty :-)
patyross@verizon.net

Verba said...

У тебя очень интересный блог. Замечательные, красивые работы. Очень люблю вязанные вещи. Сама люблю вязать и шить. Мне нравятся твои изделия. At you very interesting site. Remarkable, beautiful works. Very much I love knitted things. Itself I like to knit and sew. I like your products.

Sara said...

How exciting! I can't wait to make one of these!!

Katrin said...

I love your little tutorials and made some stars and circles. It was very easy to do it and I think that your pdf. will be great!
Thanks!!
Greetings from Germany, Katrin

Ama said...

Congrats on your 1st PDF.
Love your blog and the possibility of winning. :o)

Ama from MI

puren said...

just found the way to your blog and l'm impressed with all the beautiful things you are making!! Thanks for sharing!!

principeta said...

I made few things from yours tutorials,they are very helpful.
Lovely giveaway.
Danijela

Tea and Crafting said...

Your blog is such an ispiration to all us crafters and crochet mad people!

Annie said...

Just found your blog and etsy shop and love your cushions.
Ann x

Neicee said...

I love your blog! I visit every day from Sunny Florida! Your star grannys were all the rage at my house this year. THanks so much for all the sharing you do. Keep up the great work!
Denise

insomniacwithahook

sukigirl said...

Wonderful granny cushion!
I visit your blog when my spirits need to be lightened.
Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Kathy said...

Love seeing the new things you create!

Terri said...

If it's not too late to enter, I'd love to win a copy of your first PDf. Your use of colors as well as your eye for design are very inspiring. Thanks a million!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I think it is wonderful that you will be "publishing" this pattern! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Chersis and Trehugre said...

I truly enjoy visiting your site. The Grandma Twinkle pattern is my favorite and i am currently int he process of stringing a Grandma Twinkle garland across the banister of my loft with my 4 year old's help. :) Thanks for such pretty inspiration. :)

Sandy said...

Oh boy - hurray - a new tutorial! I love your tutorials! And this pattern is so cute. So glad you had such a nice response to your give away but not surprised at all because you are so talented.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Casey said...

ooh, I hope I'm not too late to enter! I would love to win!