Wednesday, October 12, 2011

the yuckness has taken over.... And a give-away!!

Hi you guys. I am sick as a dog! My love shared his man flu with me, and now I am every bit as sooky as he was!! I shouldn't have made fun of him! Drats! Luckily I looked after him pretty well, so now he is reciprocating. In fact, my sweetheart has just gone to the shops to get me some jelly...

So I thought that I might do something a bit fun, in the form of a 'scrap-tastic' give away!! Yay!!

Its time for me to face facts. I HAVE TOO MANY SCRAPS. So I want to share with you... Not just crappy scraps either... YUMMO scraps! If you are a fabric addict, as I am , then you will probably understand that making the decision to part with even morsels of fabric - was a BIG one! ha ha.

Leave a comment below if you are interested, and I will randomly draw a winner when I get around to it - hopefully tomorrow but I am sick so you just have to go easy on me... People can keep entering until I call the give-away as closed...

You know what else I have noticed is my page-views are nearing 80'000!! Surely that will be cause for celebration soon! If you are a silent reader - please say hello!! I would love to meet you! Please don't be shy!

The lucky winner will receive a pretty bundle of scraps - as many as I can stuff into a prepaid post-bag!!

There will be PLENTY of delicious scraps for your crafty endeavours.

So yay! Go on! Do it!!


  1. Ahhhhh I would love love love some vintage scraps! I make fabric wall decals and trust me - I can make anything out of a small scrap of paper! Not to swing any votes ;) but I promise I will send something special back!
    Can find my decals here... :)
    Jess x

  2. Would I like some of those beautiful fabrics of yours that I look at longingly and pine for?
    yes, please!

    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Oh poor you, I hope you're better again nice and quick! I'd love to have my hands on some of these pretty scraps, count me in..

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  5. bring them onnnnnn! feel better soon lovely. i too am battling a bad cold and jetlag, no fun. looking at your pretty fabrics is helping. xx

  6. i would love love love your scrummy scraps! so lovely of you. hope you feel better very soon,must be the change in seasons ;)

  7. Sorry about the flu at least hubby is looking after you! I can imagine the beautiful scraps you must have I'm in!

    Em :)

  8. here another fabric addict speaking: i really love to join your give-away!! yeah!...but i'm not sure i can because 'me is living in a far tiny country'...
    Then i just come over to say "get well" hopefully the yuckness will dissapear soon!

    love, xx

  9. Man flu's the worst! Hope you recover quickly. Obsviously I'd loooooove some of you insanely gorgeous scraps. :)

  10. Sorry to hear you are unwell but glad your hubby is reciprocating. I have an amazing Hearty Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe that is great for flu's and easy to make. I usually double and freeze (it freezes amazingly)
    I will attach the recipe.
    I would love to win these scraps so please count me into the draw. I am making Chrissy Presents this year and this would be amazing!
    Thanks x
    Hearty Chicken & Vegetable Soup
    Ingredients (serves 6)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 large carrot, peeled, diced
    2 sticks celery, diced
    2 small zucchini, diced
    1 swede or turnip, peeled, diced
    1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed (see note)
    8 cups chicken stock
    1kg skinless chicken lovely legs

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until soft but not coloured. Add carrot, celery, zucchini and swede. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in soup mix, stock, chicken and 1 cup cold water. Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil.
    Reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until soup mix and vegetables are tender.
    Remove chicken legs from soup. Allow to cool slightly. Remove meat from bones. Roughly chop chicken meat and add to soup. Season with salt and pepper.

  11. i am having a wee sewing session with my little cousins. we are making patchwork skirts so we would love to have some sweet-tastic shreds to create our opulent new and out of this world threads! xox

  12. I'd happily swap my husband for some scraps, is that bad? ;)

  13. Oooohhhh now this is a competition I would LOVE to win. My 11 year old daughter has just started sewing and has a love of all things vintage and for Christmas all she has asked for is "Scraps of fabric". I can just imagine her face on Christmas day if she opened these!

  14. Im 14 years of age, I have been studying fashion and sewing for the past 2 years in high school. I would absolutely love to receive some of your materials, and i hope my dresses turn out as beautiful as yours :)

  15. I would LOVE LOVE some pretty please with sugar, creaming soda jelly, berries and ice magic on top! Get well soon Bec

  16. how sweet are you?? thinking of US when you're feeling so rotten!

    so pleased to have stumbled across your place here...i like you a lot already :)


  17. Poor you! Yuk. Hope it doesn't last long.

    I love scraps. Looking forward to December when I can make some scrappy quilts. Fingers crossed for this comp xx

  18. Yes please, just starting my crafting endeavours, some inspiration would be great! Hope you recover soon, try a hot toddy or 2 ;-)

  19. Ooooh yes please, your scrappity scraps would be much appreciated over here at Betsy's as I am gearing up to try a little teeny quilt. Rest up and get hubby to make that chicken soup. melx

  20. I would love some lovely vinty scraps too! Hope you are feeling much betterer soon :)

  21. those scraps are just drool-worthy! can see much tea for evie potential in there... sending lots of good health vibes your way x

  22. Loud enthusiastic reader here, what an ace giveaway, especially when you're feeling so low. So kind of you to share, get well soon, love Posie

  23. I have been a silent reader so I am saying Hi.....Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  24. How awesome you want to share your stash. Yes it is incredibly hard to part with any. I must say I so enjoy your blog and it is the first one I visit every time I sign on. If I where to win I would definitely put them to good use.
    Hope you feel well soon.

    Allison (

  25. Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely scraps. Hope you feel better soon!

  26. this is my first time here and always so excited to meet a fellow Aussie ;) I too have the same problem, how do you get rid of things that are just so hard to part with? my heart aches for you haha. Thank you a million times over for the chance to win this delicious stash

  27. Hello. I am one of those "silent" followers/readers. I am in love with all the beautiful dresses you create and I find your blog very inspirational. In fact, so inspirational that I have started a little collection of some vintage sheets that I want to make perhaps a quilt or maybe some patchwork curtains. Hope you are feeling better soon and get rid of that nasty cold. I would love to enter your giveaway.


  28. MMMMmm pretty scraps!
    I am normally HI!!

    I do hope you feel better, I have just recovered from some horrible kid flu, argh, that was no fun either!


  29. I just stumbled across your blog and I love, love, love it! absolutely gorgeous and right up my alley! I would love some of you beautiful material but I'm guessing New Zealand is a bit far to send it! looking forward to watching your blog. Hope you feel better soon! (me my husband & two girls were all sick at the same time, it sucks!)

  30. So sorry you're not feeling well! Your vintage fabrics are gorgeous and I'd love some scraps, if it's open to international? Thanks for the chance to enter! :)

  31. ohhhhh.... this might be the best thing EVER!

    hope you are feeling better soon - being sick is no fun at all... but boys who make you jelly make it a bit better!

    kel x

  32. Hope you feel better soon you poor thing!

    Your scraps would be my heaven!!


  33. I hope you get better soon, what a shit being sick all at the same time.

    Oh and those scraps are scrummy, yes please, I would lurve some.

    Mwah x

  34. What a wonderful giveaway....thanks for posting even though you are under the weather! I would love vintage scraps.

    Feel better now!

  35. Hey you, it's been a while :)
    I don't ctually need and fabric scraps at the moment, just wanted to say hi.

    hpe you feel better soon

  36. oh what a lovely gesture! it would be wonderful to have some pretty material to play with!

  37. I can't think of a more generous give-away... all that lovely fabric. Please count me in. x

  38. Oh I hope I am not too late to enter ... please count me in. Winning these would be like Christmas - So exciting!!

  39. I'm not sure if this has gone through already - am having issues!
    Uh Oh the fabric addict in me is making me type this... I want it! (Shamefully bad mannered I know). You're being very brave parting with some of your stash, your cold hasn't made you delirious has it?
    Get better soon
    Jo :)

  40. I love scraps and I love vinatge and I love how you've fixed it so I can comment now :-)

  41. Oh, I always have total stash envy whenever I see photos of your fabric - please pretty please send some my way!
    And thanks VERY much for fixing it so I can finally comment now, and stop having a cry in the corner :)

  42. Ok - so testing to see if I can leave a comment here - feels a tad stalkerish after leaving a message on FB as well!!

    I would love, love, love to have some of your scraps very generous lady. Hope you are feeling better - and you have made me want some jelly now!

  43. Mrs Naughty Shorts I hope you're feeling better soon. I love your taste in vintage fabrics. Your dresses are stunning. I would love the chance to win your scraps

  44. Okay this is a gorgeous giveaway I would love to win!! I treasure every bit of scrap fabric I can get my hands on. These would truly be loved and appreciated by me!

    Talia Christine

  45. Hope you feel heaps better soon Bec!
    I'm a silent stalker, come out of the closet for this giveaway...
    I don't own a NS dress yet, but have a plan in motion to change that very soon. One of the reasons I love your dresses (not that you asked, but since I'm on here I'm going to tell you anyway!), is because the fabric reminds me of my childhood sheets! One of the fabrics you posted recently I swear I slept on as a child! I even asked my mum what she did with them...she couldn't remember... Another reason is because your dresses are gracious and flattering to women's bodies. My baby is 9 months old and my body will never be the same again (a truth I am slowly coming to terms with) and so I can't fit into the normal styles I could before having her. So it's just nice to have someone making clothes that not only flatter battle-scarred bodies like mine, but make them look BEAUTIFUL! Keep going!
    Sarah x

  46. Give away is now closed - thanks lovely peeps - announcement to come. xo