Friday, 15 April 2011

April Giveaway - vintage trim bundle

**this giveaway is now closed**

To celebrate the launch of my new vintage trim section in my Etsy store, I am holding a giveaway.

Up for grabs is a bundle of vintage trims containing:
1 yard of vintage aztec trim in citrus orange and bergundy
1 yard of vintage scroll trim in mustard yellow and sage green
1 yard folklore vintage trim in scarlet, gold and biscuit brown
4 yards of vintage tiny flower trim in crimson and orange
The whole bundle is pictured above and is worth over $20!

To enter please visit my vintage trim section and leave a comment below telling me which is your favourite trim.

The giveaway runs from April 15th through to midnight (GMT) Friday 22nd April. This competition is open to worldwide entries.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Charity listing - Lavender rabbit in spring green

Back in January I wrote a blog post about creating some vintage fabric rabbits to raise money for my local children's hospice. I have now completed the rabbits and they are now available to buy in my etsy and folksy stores:

Etsy listing of Lavender rabbit in spring green
Folksy listing of Lavender rabbit in spring green

I am raising money for the Children's Hospice in the South West of England. 50% of the retail price will go straight to the charity. The Children's Hospice provide invaluable support for families looking after children with incurable illnesses. The support they give extends to the whole family, into bereavement and beyond for as long as each family needs them.

You can find out more by visiting their website
Children's Hospice South West

I want to try and raise as much money as possible, so if you are on twitter please feel free to tweet about this, if you write a blog and would like to feature my Spring Green rabbits, then please feel free to do that too! If you would like further info, or more images, please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Spring Cleaning

I'm not sure if you can say you 'treat' yourself to cleaning products, it depends on how much you love housework I guess. But I have to say, I'm a tiny bit in love with the Earth Friendly range of cleaning stuff!

I am something of a reluctant domestic goddess at the best of times, but even I love using the Parsley surface cleaner - it has such a fresh smell and leaves everything sparkling. Plus the skin isn't stripped from your hands, your nose isn't affronted with artificial chemicals and whatever gets washed down the sink wont harm aquatic life.

When I ordered my latest selection of Earth Friendly products, I received a free gift - a Michael's Originals washing-up luffa. they are designed to be used instead of those plasticky scourer sponges you can buy. I must admit, it does feel a bit strange doing the washing up with a loofah, but they certainly work well. As it says on their website, they have been used for many years in other countries - sometimes traditional ideas are the best.

"In the Philippines, luffas have been used as washing-up scourers for generations. Continuing this tradition, Michael's Luffas are grown to organic principles on his parent's farm for this purpose. Ideal for washing-up, Michael's luffas are supple enough to bend round rims, reach into corners and have plenty of scrubbing power. They last for between 3 and 12 months and when they are worn out can be composted, saving landfill."


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