Wednesday, May 19, 2010

200 posts = giveaway!

To be sure, to be sure, I have rambled on for 200 posts! To repay the kindness to those of you who read this little blog, I'm having a giveaway ...


I secretly stashed a red tram roll tea towel before the show (I knew they would sell out!) so I'm giving one lucky reader the chance to win the very last one of these tea towels along with one fat quarter of Yardage Design fabric of their choice (see them here)!

Everything you need to know:
To enter, leave me a comment and let me know why you read this blog
If you are a lovely regular (aka Follower - I hate that term!) of my blog let me know for a second entry
Please leave an email address or link to your profile so I can get in touch with you if you win!
Entries close this Friday May 21st at midnight AEST. I will randomly pick a winner on Saturday.
Everyone is welcome - I'm happy to post internationally

76 comments:

Christina said...

I love reading your blog because I love your designs and creativity. I love how you can illustrate the evolution of an idea and then I get to see the wonderful finished product.

I am a follower/reader too. Would love love love a chance to win a piece of your awesome fabric as I haven't got the dollars right now to buy some. Damn specialist appointments! :)

kirsty said...

I love reading your blog to see your fantastic ideas on cloth! Inspiring. I would be delighted to win this tea towel and a fat quarter but if I don't I'll have to save some pennies and buy it anyway!!

I am a regular reader and follower too. Thanks for the opportunity.

june at noon said...

Oooh, how to pick just one design? But then, that's a little cart before the horse, isn't it? ;)

Congrats on 200 posts! I love to visit because your design style appeals to me a lot, and beyond that, I just think you're a nice gal and an inspiring creative type! I don't follow via Blogger's "follow" option, but you're in my feed reader. Does that count? :)

Jo said...

Congratulations on 200 posts and thanks for doing a lovely giveaway. I follow because I love getting inspiration from creative people and feeding my fabric fetish!

melissa said...

Ooh - someone is going to be lucky!

I just recently stumbled across your fabrics and blog and am a recent follower.

I'd love to win because that teatowel is awesome (and I have some of your fabric on my wishlist - was about to buy then the hot water service blew up!!).

missnymo said...

I love fabrics and patterns, and your designs are great! Your blog is very inspiring. I did a screen-printing course in Melbourne just before new years, but haven't had the time yet to try at home... hopefully soon, it was so much fun!
I'm a follower too.

:)

yarnplanner said...

I'm new to your blog but am loving your creativity and fabrics. It has already inspired me. I'm a new follower too.
Susie (yarnplannerATgmailDOTcom)

Copper Patch said...

What a fab giveaway!
Great to meet you the other night.

As you know... I am 'on' you. Lovely reader sounds so much better :o)
Abbe

Natalie said...

I love reading your blog because you inspire me. You are able to take your ideas and make something with them. Plus your designs are fantastic!

I am a regular follower ever since the blogging your way ecourse! today-on-the-train.com

Rosie said...

Oh, yay! A lovely give away....As an aspiring screen printer/designer I read your blog for inspiration...not only design wise, but the fact that the dream of having a boutique screen printing business is achievable. Thank you!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I'm a reader and I am a follower and I would love the red tea towel, they were all gone by the time I got there on the sunday :(

Cass said...

I love the patterns you design and I'd love to win as I have seen so many Melbourne blogger's posts saying they bought one, well done

Liam's Mummy said...

That's a tricky question - why do I read your blog? Why do I read any blog? I find it interesting, it looks nice, you seem friendly? It's inspiring. I am also a little curious about printing fabric. Oh, and I am more than a little impressed with your bunting fabric - what a clever idea. I guess I am here to make sure I catch more clever ideas like that....

I started following your blog properly after meeting you at S&C. It was nice to chat to you!

Amanda said...

Absolutely love your asthetic. Think your work is lovely! I am a happy follower as well.

Knicky Knacks said...

I've been a follower for a while now. Love your designs. For someone like me who struggles with applying their creative thoughts to real creations, I love receiving updates on what you've recently made. I'm always in awe of the talented people like yourself who make such beautiful things. If you ran out of tea towels than that's a great sign that others think the same!

Mira Narnie said...

oooh i love your sweet little blot so Happy 200th post - what a milestone. thankyou for this great giveaway - i have some of that gorgeous fabric on offer but in navy, so some red would be fab to add to!

The Handmaden said...

Hello, I'm a follower (I mean regular!)
I like to come here because I'm interested in screenprinting and I like your designs (and I like to support fellow Melbournites)
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Mira Narnie said...

ooops - i love your blog (not blot) he he

ellie said...

200 yah!
I love your little 200 sign, with your circle '0s'. They look like little owl eyes. Too cute.

I really enjoy visiting your blog, as you are open and honest, you share great inspiration, as well as your process - which is so wonderful to see. It's great seeing another Aussie maker and printer doing such wonderful things.
And I like seeing all your cool new designs.

{I'm one of those regular readers (aka follower) !!}

What a great prize. Fingers crossed I win....

Kelly said...

I love that your designs are very fresh and clean. I love your earlier furniture makeovers. I'd cherish that teatowel - it would look great hanging in my kitchen.

I'm a regular reader also ;)

fi said...

congrats on 200 posts! i read you blog because it has been lovely to see your process right from the start, setting up your space, perfecting your designs, love it!

Jessica said...

Hi, congrats on 200!
I only found your blog recently, I love your fresh designs and I am interested in screenprinting.

I am a regular reader too!

sandra said...

I just love your designs. Would love to win a tea towel.

Amy said...

I've just discovered your blog (and now follow you) because I love being inspired by creative people like you!

beccasauras said...

I've just started following, afetr meeting your lovely self at Stitches! I love the furniture makeovers, and can't wait to read more.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Ooooh I love that tea towel...& red at that!!...I love the way your gorgeous prints give new life to old pieces of funiture too!

gret said...

I read your blog because it's exciting seeing you do what you love and follow your dreams...and I love reading your story unfold! Congratulations. 200 clocks up quickly, doesn't it? I'm a follower too in my reader.

CurlyPops said...

How exciting! I'm so glad that I managed to get my hands on one of those before they disappeared, but of course I'd still love to win another one... hee hee.
I read your blog because I love to be able to see behind the scenes on how lovely designers like yourself get inspiration and convert that into a design.
Oh and of course I'm a follower!

lisa stubbs said...

I read for lovely inspiration from a very talented textile designer!
here's to the next creative 200 posts! Lisa:)

Brenda said...

I would love a red tea towel to hang on my wall.....next to the black one I already have.

I read your blog on a daily basis because your designs are just so gorgeous and I always love to see what your next project is.

I'm a follower as well.

OZ Handmade said...

I love reading your blog as your an inspiration & I love your gorgeous creations!

And although I bought a FQ from you at the show I would love more to add to my stash!

gem@ozhandmade.com and I'm a follower.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh the red, how lovely. I read this blog as it's neat, professional, personal & genuine, positive & enjoyable!! All round aces!!
I'm a follower/ regular/ stalker, i actually just call the people who follow me "fun people who like . . ." so much nicer than referring to the as sheep.
Happy 200 posts gorgeous girl, love Posie

Amber said...

I love popping by to check out what you've been making with your lovely fabrics! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Amber said...

PS. Oh and I'm a 'regular' too! ;)

flickettysplits said...

I am a lovely regular, and I love your design aesthetic because it is so clean and refined! I, on the other hand, am always a messy clash of patterns and colours. Sigh. You inspire me.

ZippyZippy said...

I first stumbled across your blog when I found the apricot and white choc cookie recipe!
I was at stitches and bought (of course) a red bunting panel. I love your colours and simple but striking designs. I am now a "follower" :)

Jenny said...

Well!
Congratulations!
I started reading your blog after meeting you at the Melb Stitches show, buying some lovely yardage fabric, and reading your story! You encouraged my friend Jo and I to do some of the seminars or classes (we were feeling overwhelmed!). After reading your fab' story so far (I caught up one quiet evening in front of the 'pooter!), I can see why!
Bravo.
Jenny

PS missjenny01@hotmail.com.nospam (remove nospam!)

PPS I don't know how to be a 'follower'... but i'll try to work it out~!

Kelly said...

I just found your blog recently through my creative space where you showed your lovely buttons and I bored you silly with stupid questions about them! I had a better look through your blog, and I like it very much, and became a 'regular'... 'Specially loving the recovered chair and piano stool. Ooh and now I've just seen your lovely bunting and your beautiful fabrics! Ok I shall have to stop and have a better read now. {And shut up.} Sorry, all this talk of regulars and stools has given me verbal diarrhoea.

Gabriela said...

Hi!!!I just came across your blog from Red Thread...I spotted your fabric on her blog and loved it! I see you have an etsy shop and I am headed there to see what you have! Nice to meet you!Tahnks for the lovely giveaway!!!Gabriela

Swirlyarts said...

Twist my arm to enter - not! I love your designs and that is why I read your blog :) It's always nice to read what other creative people are up to as well. I don't follow you in the strictest sense (the thing on the right of your blog) but you are in my google reader so I see when there is a new post from you.

Tweed Delights said...

Love your blog Nic - fabulous designs and totally inspiring. Oh, and I'm a 'regular' gal too!! :) Congrats on 200 posts!

dillpickle said...

Wow, Nic! 200 posts! That's huge! I enjoy watching your creative process. As a not very arty type, I find it really interesting how 'proper' creative people move from the seed of an idea to a really cool finished product!

Well done! xx

dillpickle said...

PS you're on my list of followed blogs ;-)

picanini said...

Happy 200th post :D
I read your blog cause it's fun, inspiring, interesting and there are lots of pretty things to look at :)

Catherine said...

I'm reading because I just bought my first little stash of yardage design fabrics at stitches and craft the other day - still dreaming of how to use it!

chook said...

I am just new to your blog and I find it sooo very inspiring I love your fabric and the make overs of old furniture congrats on 200 posts
I will be back often
hugs Beth

Sally said...

Congratulations on your double century :)
I read your blog because I share similar interests to you - aka sewing & printing!!! ... oh yeah - and watching play school ;)
Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway - I have my fingers and toes crossed.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I love reading your blog ... I love reading about what's happening in your creative space, I love the shade of red you use, I love linen and ecru and it seems you do too. And I've been a follower of your blog for quite a while and always enjoy your posts (and was at Sew It Together too and we didn't get the chance to meet). Phew!

beck said...

Hey Nic! I'm just about up to 200 posts too, how exciting!I love to read your blog because your work is so original & appealing and because I love your enthusiasm and sense of style. Oh, and because you have red hair! Just joking there..anyway, congrats on your milestone, may you have many, many more xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay Nic for the 200!!
I love your blog because you are very inspiring & creative & love that I have had the pleasure to meet you aswell.
and of course I am a regular here too :)

Kate said...

Yay, hooray for so many posts and the great record of your crafty ways. I love your blog because it tells a great story of a creative journey and the story of the real person on the journey. Does that make sense? It is chaos here and I can't think straight.
I do love it extra more now that I've met you in real life too.
Oh and I'm a regular. X

Julie said...

Well done on the 200 posts. I love seeing what Aussie designers are up to and I love your designs, they are so classy and uncluttered looking.

Michelle said...

I love to read your blog because of your enthusiasm for your craft, and your designs are lovely too. I'm a follower also.

Teek said...

Hi Nic Congrats on the 200 posts. I love reading your blog and seeing all your design ideas esp the recovered paino stool in your new fabric!!! What a kick you must get out of that. To think it was only last year you were a visitor at the S&C show and this year you were inspiring others!!! I am a regular too..
Tanya

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh thanks Nic, I would love to win one of your gorgeous things. Um I love your blog because I think your creations are just amazing and beautiful and also I like your posts, I can't really say what it exactly "is" i think I just like you, and there for your voice and take on the world. If that makes any sense. And I'm a follower too. xo

Michelle said...

Happy 200 posts. I love your tram roll tea towels, infact I popped into Shop Handmade in the hope of finding some today but no luck. I read your blog as you are such an inspiration - always beautiful designs and photos. I don't follow blogs via Google but I do regularly read yours if that counts.

Cath said...

Hi Nic, I found your blog this week through a link on RetroMummy's blog - it can get very dangerous when clicking on a link from a favourite blog to another as time flys by drooling over the creative genius of a stranger and I realise it really is past my bedtime! Congratulations on your 200th post. I have been looking through lots of your posts this evening and I am inspired by your creative designs. I will be back soon as I'm about to recover our lounge and my plan is for a neutral/linen look I think a few of your gorgeous panels are a must to incorporate into cushions. Congratulations. cathroberts1@hotmail.com

Jess said...

You have a wonderful blog! The images are delightful and your designs are LOVELY!

Jess said...

I'm also 'following' but I agree, that term stinks.

Wendy said...

Looking forward to the next 200 posts, Nic! I read your blog to get my fix of gorgeous prints.
And, yes, I'm a stalker.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Hey nic, awesome , well done, top job. I follow your blog cos you are tops! You have great taste in kitchen chairs too.

Jo's Place said...

Hey, I'm a newbie, found you through Virtu, not sure how I have not stumbled across your blog before, it is truly fabulous. I am now a follower too so will be floating around a lot more :)

Peach Rainbow said...

I just came here from Virtu, and am your newest follower!

Michelle said...

I read your blog! I love the fact you love fabric as much as I do, and you're just so damn clever!

Mandy said...

I enjoy your blog. Why? I just like being nosey! Why else do I waste so much time in blogland! Love to see what you are creating all the time.

Rosalind said...

oh Bum, I missed your giveaway... next time Gadget!

T'lia said...

Ooh! I'm just a brand new follower (via RSS, not your follow button), and I've loved reading through your posts and looking at the beautiful things you make and design!!

Karen said...

Congratulations on all those posts Nic. I love reading to get an insight into how you come up with designs, I can't even fathom how you do it!
Kind of a behind the scenes view, but it's inside your head!

Karen said...

Forgot to say - I have you on bloglines, so regular in that way.

Ruby Star said...

sweet tea towel, loving the redness. i like your blog because it's simple & stylish. I was going to say clean, but that could get taken the wrong way!

Emma said...

Congratulations on hitting 200 posts. I'm working up to a giveaway soon!! I've been following your blog for a while and love it - especially the new look. I always get your posts delivered by RSS straight into outlook so and I always look forward to yours as you write so well and have great images.... I've loved the development of your tramroll design!

Moa said...

I just discovered your blog via Virtu' and I love yummy fabrics and even more so hand printed yummy fabrics!

Frangipani said...

Also came here via Virtu, lovely fabric :-)
Somebody's going to be a lucky winner!

camelama said...

Hi! New to your blog but I sense a kindred spirit of fabric adoration. :)

Rosalind said...

oh I made it after all - nice, apparently I can't tell the time :-) - how long can I milk the sleep deprivation line? I do love a good blog on textiles and fabric printing and yours is one of those! Thought I had better leave a better comment than the last one :-)

Chicken Willow said...

Spewing I missed this giveaway! I'm a bit behind in blog reading, but I thought I'd tell you why I like reading your blog anyway...I love watching the creative process that happens when you have ideas. All the drawings that turn into gorgeous fabrics and the colours you choose . So much better than just seeing the finished product on a shelf. Hope you keep it up!