Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Sort-of Attempt at Non-Convolution, Stitchy Ticket and Cheer-Up Winners...



In an attempt at an uncharacteristic non-convoluted giveaway drawing, let’s get cracking and straight down to business.

Take one enthusiastic small person, two tickets to the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show, an appropriate looking bag and all those entries up top.



Ask enthusiastic small person to pick out one ticket and stand vaguely still, so that Mummy can focus and photograph (nice try) and in so doing inform CLAIRE from MATCHING PEGS that she is Ticket Winner Number One (absolutely and entirely literally).



Request enthusiastic small person, who is beginning to demand her rights, draw a second Stitches & Craft Show winner...



Everyone stand on your head, or take my word for it that CAT from LADY BUG CAT is Ticket Winner Number Two.



Congratulations happy tickety winners! I’ll have ’em in the post as soon as I have your details.

Now for those of you who were feeling disappointed, geographically challenged and entered for the Cheer Up prize, think Julie Andrews, hold your heads high, SING to the sky...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad


I put together a few of my own favourite things for the Cheer-Up prize (no posted whiskered kittens though), along a Stitches & Craft green theme, which shall be duly brown paper ‘packaged’ and tied up with string:

1. Fabric and felt (hand dyed, 100% woollen deliciousness) and embroidery floss...



2. Vintage, (including some originals inherited from Eunice) and newer buttons from the button bowl...



3. A Myrtle & Eunice tea towel, that looks sort of more green when it’s not a gloomy, wintry old day – not that drying dishes is anyone’s version of a favourite anything (sorry).



Let’s go kid...



MEGAN from SOMEWHERE ALONG A WINDING PATH, cheer yourself up! Channel your inner Julie Andrews, locate a green hill, prance about – then email me your details.



The kid ended up on strike, but I reckon the giveaway draw when the dinosaur got involved, or when the chook packed the suitcase, was more convoluted by a kitten’s whisker...

PS. The Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show is on at the Caulfield Racecourse, from May 5 to 9. Download your guide here...

15 comments:

Cindy said...

Mental note to bribe the cute one when I see her next as she is really always in control!

Nanette said...

there are times when I could eat you all up, you and that family are tres adorable!
xN

Mel said...

Oh good lord I was comment number two! Sooo close! Oh well .. am still very happy I asked for "a trip to Melbourne" for my birthday even if I have to spring for a ticket to s&c ;)

One Flew Over said...

Your giveaway draws never cease to amaze x love it

Cat said...

Thank you Tania for the giveaway, and a big thank you to your cute little one for picking me :)
I am so chuffed, and will be grinning for a few days now.
Cheers from one very happy Cat.

Nikki said...

Not sure that it fulfils the "non-convoluted" criteria, but you made me laugh!

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Love it, love the bag, love the helper and love that I always feel better after visiting your little world on cyberspace. Thanks!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Congratulations to the winners. I say that through clenched teeth for the cheer-up green package. I mean GREEN, have I told you green is my favourite colour? What a lovely package you put together.

And that face on the one in charge - ooh, no messin with her, all decisions are clearly final :) I don't know about convoluted, but it all looked like loads of fun!

Do I have to go up a hill? I'm too tired, can't I just sit at the bottom and sulk instead?

Cheers,
AJ

Michelle said...

Convoluted or not, I think that is the cutest helper you've had.

Megan said...

oh oh i am so very very much cheered up!! you have very cleverly chosen some of my very favourite things... spots, and leaves, and buttons!!! am am in new worlds of happiness and excitement right now!!

cue julie andrews...

doh, a deer a female deer
ray, a drop of golden sunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

thank you so much :)

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Wow Tania,

Thanks so much, I have never won a giveaway!

My first thought on commenting was.....There are so many people, who get the first comment on a give-away who say, "the 1st commenter never wins".

Geeky ol' me thought, "well actually statistically the chances are all the same, I wonder if I might be a lucky winner this time" - and what do you know.

Now I have to decide which day I will go - I am going to study the S & C brochure, that I picked up this evening at my quilting guild meeting, as if it was the form guide - it is at the racecourse after all.

Perhaps I will meet some other crafty blogging peeps there, if I am lucky.

Thanks so much

crzylady said...

What a delightful post :) I'm not even sad I didn't win because it was so much fun seeing the action!

Fer said...

he he he.... I'm impressed The Kid hung around that long!

Another entertaining post. :)

brownhairblueribbon said...

You never fail to create smile and warmth! & I love the lucky last prize involved green buttons from Eunice. xo

beck said...

Yay for the winners!!! How super exciting. Wish I could get to S & C but think it's unlikely. Oh well, I'm sure to see lots of action in blogland xo