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Button giveaway

I have this box of buttons. What I call boring buttons- browns and black and whites and standard looking things, but useful nevertheless. The box is 4 inches square and 2.5 inches deep and it’s pretty much full.

 

Do you want it?

If so you have a week (so until midday GMT on Friday 23rd March 2012) to leave a comment on this post guessing how many buttons are in the box. I will then count and the closest guess will win! One entry per person please 🙂

Also, if you like buttons, look out for issue 3 of Crafteroo magazine out on 1st April. Not only will I have a tutorial on making a book with giant buttons as seen on the cover…

… but also I have a tutorial on how to make pretty buttons- I have made glittery and these animal ones and will tell you how I did it!

Post 500 – giveaway winner!

And the fugly fabric goes to…..

Well done Cazz, I will be sending you a message through your website shortly!

Fugly Fabric Giveaway

Since this is the 499th post, and I have been entering quite a lot of fugly (or not so fugly!) fabric giveaways this week, I’ve decided to take part in the fun…

Lucy at Charm About You is encouraging us all to link up our giveaways, swaps and competitions. It’s a great idea, because one person’s fugly is another person’s lovely. However I dare you to like anything I am giving away! Maybe you could cut them into teeny tiny pieces so you can’t see how yucky some of these are…

There’s two full fat quarters at the back (no idea what I was thinking when I got those) plus a ton of scraps, most of which came in scrap bags so I am not accepting responsibility for all of those. Should it be that you want to win this bundle, please leave a comment on this post before 9pm on Sunday 12th February (GMT) and I will draw a winner the next day.

Good luck?

Sewing stuff- a bit of progress and a fabric giveaway


I couldn’t wait to show you this. I finished up the satin stitch around the edges and I finished the piecing at the top to finish the quilt top. I’m going to quilt each tumbler different to the one next to it (this might just mean two patterns, but we shall see), but for now I’m waiting for the backing fabric to come before I can baste it! In the meantime I can decide on the quilting, sew on a button eye and square up the edges.

Also if you also like doing this sort of this, Ali at Very Berry Handmade is hosting a big “Resolved to Sew” giveaway! To enter you have to share your sewing resolutions for 2012.

Mine are to sew more for me- the above goldfinch quilt is for me so I’m on my way already!

I also want to learn to sew clothes- and I am starting an 8 week course next Wednesday which also covers soft furnishings (I might get some curtains made for my new craft room- yey!) so I am on the way to doing that too!


Anyway if you want to enter, this is the post and there are LOTS of prizes up for grabs- I would like to win the £40 Fancy Moon voucher as they have all kinds of bright and wacky fabrics, just what I need since my fabric collection seems a bit tame! There are FQs and glorious fabric pieces up for grabs to add to your collection, the closing date is 26th January. Good luck!

Giveaway winner and general bimbling about…

I’ve drawn the winner of the giveaway and the winning comment was #12 – Georgie @FlamingBeads! I’ll be in touch for your address!

In general the last few days have been spent in the kitchen or in the furniture shop spending every last bit of available credit I have, good news for finally getting my workroom done, bad news for Santa! However I have done a little bit of crafty stuff recently but I still have a few WIPs and I’m dying to get my two quilts at least started because I only have a month really to do them!

I’m getting there with my advent calendar however T-shirt transfer paper seemed like a good idea at the time, when the printer wasn’t screwing it up and I was accidentally ironing over bits where I’d removed the paper…. I still have to finish off the windows and stitch the back and binding on, I also have my placemats to back and bind.

I’m also desperate to get my two quilts done- or even started- I’ve only really got 5 weeks in which to finish them!
So far I’ve organised the colours of the baby quilt commission and that’s about it- I had sewn a block but my sewing machine ate it so I decided to start again with a different strategy…. which I’ve not managed to do yet!

On friday evening I decided to get my printer’s tray on the wall and that it was high time I had a pincushion!

PennyDog’s Bumper Jewellery Giveaway

I’m having a big clearout at home because I’m sick of living and working in a dump. None of my craft stuff has a permanent home yet because of financing the garage renovation, so this week is the week it get SORTED, or at least we start to.

I’ve also been entering a lot of giveaways in the blogosphere recently so it’s only fair I offer you one, dear reader! And also it will help me clearout some of the stuff I keep clinging on to…

So here’s the prize….

That’s right, three pieces of jewellery for one lucky winner each representing different times in my jewellery making life, here’s more info about them…


This necklace I made 3-4 years ago with precious metal clay, which means it is 99.9% pure silver (though I have added a patina to it which is why parts look dark). The stone in the middle is a garnet and I remember setting it to be a total nightmare and after shouting at it, my OH set it for me, cos he’s good like that. The chain and jump ring are sterling silver and I still have a tag on it from a fair, priced at £28.


This one is even older, I’ll have probably made it whilst I was at sixth form, or the first year of university. Beadweaving was my thing back then when I was less impatient and time-poor, and this small to medium size bracelet is circular peyote in pink around a memory wire core with a magnetic fastener. I remember magnetic fasteners were really hard to get hold of in the UK at the time- they were the new thing! This was around the time when Bead and Button had to be specially ordered from The States though as it wasn’t readily available in Smiths. The clear embellishments on it are tumbled chips of rock crystal. Shiny.


Last but not least, this piece is about 18 months old and is pretty fabric in resin on a black ribbon necklace. I just randomly selected this from my £12 craft fair display since I don’t sell jewellery at fairs at the moment.

So there you are, three pieces of handmade jewellery retailing at around £50. To enter to win, leave me a comment on this thread before midnight on Sunday 30th and I will draw the winner on Monday 31st October 🙂

Surprise surprise!

I’ve won TWO online competitions over the last 7 days!

Last Wednesday I received a lovely drawsting ringArose project bag (which I now use as a handbag for my masses of stuff- including some sewing!) that i had won in a Crafts Beautiful online giveaway. I’ve had a lot of nice comments about it already. It’s this “Bow Ties” bag (though the colours seem a bit brighter in the picture, mine is more of a paler blue), and it retails for £29.99…

My next win I was notified of this morning. Remember my post about the sew-alongs? Well a picture from each sew-along is selected from the Flickr pools each week (so four prizes each- 12 in total) and my picture from my first week on the “In a Pear Tree” project won! I also got the book I wanted out of the bundle too which was fantastic luck!

Here’s my picture….

And here’s my prize!

Exciting times!

Chocolate Giveaway! Yes- seriously!

Some of you will know that I am working on setting up a chocolate business as I plan to0 give up the craft fair side of PennyDog in the New Year and instead tour with my new venture! At the minute I am working on my recipes (official testers for the new recipes wanted for the website BTW if you are interested in free chocs!) and I am waiting for my assessment date for my food safety certificate and having a new website built so it won’t be happening this side of Christmas unfortunately.

Anyway, the fun part! I have this milk chocolate “sewing box” with white chocolate sewing paraphenalia inside up for grabs! If you would like it, all you have to do is leave a comment and/or go on Twitter and tweet the following, “I want to win the choccy giveaway on @pennydog’s blog! https://pennydog.wordpress.com”. UK only entries please to ensure it gets to the winner in the best condition.

The winner will be drawn on 8th November- good luck!

They are here! Plus Flickr competition!

The acrylic bezels are here! I spend all last night gluing these babies together! There are plans for more styles and colours to be available very soon so watch this space, for the time being there are hearts, stars and bracelet components both singly and in packs of 6 available in black.

I’m running a mini competition on Flickr until October 31st in light of this. If you buy one of these bezels, please photograph what you make with it and enter it here, I will then choose the most striking and/or imaginative piece as the winner. The winner will receive a bracelet multipack plus two more bezels of their choice and will be contacted via FlickrMail week commencing 1st November.

The site is back!

http://www.pennydog.com is back up and running and I have a lot to do to update it, but it’s fully functional now and all of the products that were originally on sale are there. I have some new resin to add to the supplies section and a few more pieces of jewellery to upload, so keep your eyes peeled to the “new products” section!

To celebrate I am giving away a £15 gift voucher in a giveaway ending midnight on Sunday 11th July. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and that counts as an entry, alternatively (or additionally for an extra entry!) if you use Twitter you can tweet the following:
RT @pennydog http://www.pennydog.com is back open for business!

That’s it, no catches 🙂 I will announce the winner on monday.