Sunday, September 4, 2011

it's a spring giveaway ...

Spring has arrived (I'm still on southern hemisphere time ~ especially as there is no sign of autumn here!) and it seems a perfect excuse to have a spring inspired giveaway ... issue 1, 2 and 3 of Mollie Makes magazine (these babies are collectible!) and a (very) limited edition retro canisters tea towel ...


I've been collecting Mollie Makes from the start ~ I just love this magazine. The projects, style and aesthetic are really perfect and make me want to make stuff! These magazines are new/unused and probably quite collectible by now - especially as they all have their little project kits on the front too.


A few weeks ago I was printing my retro spice canisters tea towel, and felt like changing up the colours. I printed this colour combo of pink and tangerine for the lovely Cam, but kept one (this one) to give away. I think the colours are fun and spring-timey, and go really well with Mollie Makes!


To win this little package of happiness, leave me a comment with you favourite colour combination. Let me know if you are a follower of this blog and/or a facebook liker and/or a twitter follower and you'll get an extra entry for each. Everyone is welcome to enter ~ I'm happy to post internationally. Get your comments in by next Sunday (11 September) and I'll draw a winner soon after.

Have a great week!






P.S. New fabric designs and market bags in the Yardage Design online shop.

68 comments:

Vic said...

Mollie Makes rocks! I'm not entering as I already have the mags but the "Cam" canister tea towel is loverly. :)

trudi@maudeandme said...

Still haven't managed to find a copy in my are, so this would be fanatstic. I love bright colour combinations -so tangerine and pink is ace!(and I'm a follower)

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh I'd love these mags! I love the tangering and pink of this tea towell, screams warmer weather to me!!!

Jan said...

I love the look of these mags - so cute. My favourite colour combination is blue and aqua - fresh and summery just like your pink and tangerine. Oh, and I'm a follower - and a liker - and I love seeing all your designs and reading your travel stories. Keep having fun in Spain, Nic.

m.e (Cathie) said...

excellent Nic, i have been wanting to see these mags.
i will FB & twitter the giveaway even though that will mean you'll get heaps more entries and I really want to win, hehee :P

happy day to you & your boys ♥

Rosie said...

Hi Nic- fabulous colours. Very retro. At the moment I'm a little in love (lust?) with bright and soft pastels mixed together. Weird, right? Hot pink and lemon yellow are at the top of my list.

PS. I'm a follower on fb and the blog.

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Hello Nic! It's Rach from Squiggly Rainbow! I love the pink/orange combo! As for those mags - I have never seen one in person - would love to have a read! Looking forward to seeing your bunting too! Love Rach x (going to track you down now on facebook)

Catherine said...

what a gorgeous giveaway! at the moment, I am loving retro orange / yellow / brown combos (crazy I know!)... but only in little doses! Hope you're having a lovely time in spain!

Jennie said...

I'm into black and white and yellow, to match my vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster. I'm a follower and a liker!

Bigprint Little said...

Oh lovely giveaway! I'm liking the cantaloupes and muted grays at the moment with perhaps a dash of shocking pink! And perhaps some blue ... oh there are just too many lovely combos out there right now!

Jacqui said...

What a brilliant prize. My favourite colour combinations change a lot - probably blue and green, although I love putty and white, and black and white too. I'm a follower of yours, I'm not on facebook or twitter though.

willywagtail said...

It's very hard to decide a favourite as it really depends on your colour scheme. Possibly Cam's colours as I am more inclined to go for a simple colour scheme. A generous giveaway and thankyou for the opportunity to enter. Cherrie
PS I am a follower too.

lamina@do a bit said...

What a fab little giveaway... Those mags are great and I just love that colour combo... so refreshing after winter... Yay for Spring :)

ps... I am a follower and facebook too :)

Bunny said...

Great giveaway!! Favorite color combinations are sea blue and dark gold, nothing too bright and hits about any mood. :) I'm a follower of your blog.

ohangelina said...

what a lovely giveaway! count me in please! my favorite colour combo is gray and cherry red.

ohangelina said...

follow you on twit!

Sally said...

What a wonderfully generous giveaway. Mmm... my favourite colour combination. Well I'm loving blue tang & cripsy white just now with a dash of dusty outback red. My little girl is loving pink and yellow with a splash of orange big time.
Oooo... I so have my fingers and toes crossed for this one :)

Brianna said...

I loved Cam's tea towel, was hoping you had printed more than one! I love this colour combination, but my favourite would be pink and turquoise. I follow you here and on twitter and love seeing your twitter pictures from Spain (you lucky thing!).

gnomeangel said...

I'm really crushing on yellow, black, White & grey at the moment. I don't quite know why....

Kate said...

Gorgeous giveaway Nic!
I already have one issue of MM sent to me by your gorgeous self and I loved it so much that I have to enter for a chance to read the others and of course the beautiful tea towel too.
I am loveing grey and summery blue together.
I hope you are having a great day. x

Mareenchen said...

I don't know Molly Makes so would be happy to have a look..and get my hands on that towel, too. My dish towels are so old and boring. It'd be awesome to have more colour in the kitchen.

Speaking of colour, I love blues and greens in any combination, obvs with lots of teal and aqua in the mix. Whoever said blue and green don't go together? Do you even say that in English, in German we do...

Gem said...

Great giveaway! Fave colour combo, hmmm, I have a few but I think the one I always am inspired by is Teal and Red, It makes me happy!

I'm a FB liker, a liker of this blog and NOW a twitter follower!!!

Mareenchen said...

I follow you on fb.

Mareenchen said...

And I've finally added you to my blogger reading list as well. haha

Jane from Lil Pip said...

Favourite colour combination is purple and green (my logo!).

Jane from Lil Pip said...

I'm a blog subscriber (and sooooooooo want those Mollie Makes!!)

Jane from Lil Pip said...

I'm a Facebook stalker (and love your screen printing!!)

Kristen Doran said...

Sticking my hand up for the prize! My craft group asked me to pick some copies up in the UK and I failed... Fav colour combo (today) is mustard and grey. Tomorrow might be eggplant and blue.

Sarah said...

I really love orange and blues together.
I am now a follower of your blog and FB :)

Belinda said...

I am loving brown and pink and brown and teal together at the moment :)
and of course I am a FB and blog follower :)

Holly said...

My fav colour combo red and pink, sometimes with a touch of lime or avocado greens.

Facebook fan too :).

Please tell me how you get mm with the kits attached?

Tracy VT said...

Yee_ha! Paper versions of Mollie! I can never wait long enough and only have digital versions! Pink and yellow have always been a favourite combo for me, and are the colours of my crocheted apple cosie! I follow your blog.

Tammy said...

Oh I just got issue 4 of Mollie makes and am in love! I have an Orange and Turquoise fascination going at the moment. I follow you on twitter and facebook ;)

Rie said...

I'm really loving Grey & Orange combos at the moment or Different shades of Grey or Orange.

Rie said...

I follower you on Twitter... that's where I spotted your giveaway!!

Rie said...

And I follower on Google Reader too!

Wombat's Picnic said...

I love the nautical look so red and blue color combo, but also like red and pink:)Following your blog too:) Cyndy

Michelle said...

HI, I'm a facebook follower and blog subscriber! I love purple and turquoise together, but the grey/yellow combo is a close second...

Mel said...

I follow your facebook, blog and twitter :-)

Love the warmth and richness behind reds/oranges and yellows :)

YES, praying that your Mollie Makes make their way to my letterbox :) Mel xox

Copper Patch said...

Loving yellows and oranges with spring bulbs but right now I'm fascinated with rainbow solids after previously being more of a prints girl.
Thanks for the giveaway. Come on over and enter mine :)
Ab x

CurlyPops said...

Soooo gorgeous Nic!
I'm going to enter, but because you've already gifted me such beautiful things, if I win, I'll passing the loot onto B-Fab. Sssssh don't tell her!

Liam's Mummy said...

Wow! Cool prize pack. I've been wishing for a copy of Mollie Makes, three is just awesome. And you're throwing in a tea-towel as well, in Cam's favourite colours, so it can remind me of two lovely bloggers at once. My favourite colour combination is red and turquoise, but the pink and orange is good enough for me :)

Liam's Mummy said...

I forgot to mention - I follow your blog, get your tweets and like you on Facebook.

Carolyn McPherson said...

What a cool giveaway & prize pack!! I'm a Facebook liker!

Carolyn McPherson said...

And I follow your lovely blog by email too!

Malinda said...

oh I have not seen that magazine, but it looks FAB!

I love love love Pink and Orange as well as orange and royal blue.

Merry-Go-Round Handmade said...

My favorite colour is green.
But one of my favorite colour combinations is pink & orange, my blog (featuring retro influenced handmade items) are a reflection of this!
I certainly have a tea towel obsession!
http://merry-go-roundhandmade.blogspot.com/
I follow you on Facebook (& the lovely Cam from Curlypops).
I'd love a bit of 'Retro Spice' & those 'Molly Makes', oooohhhh, very nice!!!!

maryanne said...

Mint and grey is my favourite colour combo at the moment.

I have been trying to decide on whether or not to subscribe to Mollie Makes since it came out (mostly because of the cost) and have consequently missed out on the first few issues so would love a copy of these.

Oh and a follower on facebook and the blog.

flowerpress said...

Love this Cam inspired colour combo. My favourites change all the time though I've been seeing some nice yellow/grey combinations recently.
I still haven't seen Mollie Makes except online, must try and track one down though they don't sell it near me!!

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love your canisters, and can picture them in a bright blue and green combo. Fantastically generous giveaway too - I keep meaning to make some 'apple covers', so I guess there's be no excuse if I win!

PS. I'm a blog follower

Karen said...

Oooh gorgeous Nic - the Curlypops colourway is very fresh and springlike!
I am a Google reader follower and also a FB follower.
I don't quite get the Twitter thing!
Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize.

Anna said...

Red and pink with black are a favourite colour combination for me at the moment. I popped into Magnation after work today to see if they had any copies of Molly Makes. No luck. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. I'm a follower of your blog.

Rebecca Vear said...

my favourite combo is still from when I was a kid, pink, blue, green and yellow <3 perhaps not in a kitchen but still lovely, maybe in pastels might be ok :)
My friends rave about the magazine so I should try and find myself a copy or 10 :)

Vicki K. said...

Blues and greens with some other random color thrown in... my fav Crayola color was always "Green Blue" which I pointedly noted was Very Different from "Blue Green"... I'm also a FB liker...thank you so much!

mel @ loved said...

Oh lovely! I've been wanting to take a closer look at Mollie Makes, and if I'm lucky enough you know I love greys & neutrals...

Tracy said...

Now that is a lovely giveaway. I would be so happy if I won. Thank you so much.

Crayon Chick said...

How much fun is this!! And reading everyone's colour combos is so inspiring! Mine changes with the weather (and Melb being Melb, that's a few times a day) but as I read this I can't go past red and aqua. I'm a Twitter follower, a Facebook liker and stalker of your blog. Love your work and happy Spanish adventures!

Tania said...

Fave colour combo (BUT I WARN YOU, I'M FICKLE - IT'LL BE DIFFERENT TOMORROW) is mustard and grey. Or duck egg blue and mustard. Or duck egg blue and grey. Ahem.

Thanks for the shot at a lovely giveaway (and am I the only one in the world who has never peered between the covers of a Mollie Makes?)

Teresa said...

My favourite color at the moment: deep red and navy blue or deep red and green.

I'm a follower of your blog.

beasplace said...

I don't know how to "follow" your blog. I read it when it comes up in Nicole Mallalieu's blog list sidebar thingo.

But I just "liked" you on facebook.

I don't know what my fave colour combo is, it depends in what situation we are talking.. To wear? Red and Black. To look at? Every colour of the rainbow, bright pop out of the screen colours. My fave place to sit in the afternoon sun is my daughters room - Purple and Black.

Hard to pick a favourite.


Gadzooks, I'm having a devil of a time posting a comment, so if this comes up a squillion times, I apologise....

Paperklip said...

I am in Kristen's Craft Group, so I think you should just send them my way and I promise to share them around.
I have just signed up to the blog!
Thank you for the possibility.
Melinda x

Paperklip said...

I forgot to add my favourite colours - I love greys and yellows and whites and navy.

Ali said...

Hello - this is lovely! Maybe I am a little "last century" but I like pink and grey together (I like pink and chocolate too, but I'll stick with the other).

Michelle said...

Hi there!

I am loving anything with red in it. I hav been unlucky in getting a copy of Mollie makes, so I would loooove to win

Michelle said...

I am a follower too

Michelle said...

And a liker as well

Fiona said...

I've heard about Mollie Makes, but am yet to clap my eyes on it. I'm a follower now, and living in a house circa 1950 I'm at home with all those pastels and I'm a bit partial to reds and greens. Fab giveaway!

Rebecca said...

Great giveaway! I think a striking blue and orange always look good together, although I do have a weakness for a warm colour combo and think the pink & orange look fab anyway! I really like the mix of colours on the ones in your shop too, very nice! :)