Saturday, 7 June 2008

Open All Hours....

Evening!
Now I know for a fact that no-one will be reading this, I mean it's 11 o'clock on Saturday night, you're obviously all going to be out partying! But I'd just thought I'd make a small announcement....
Oh yeah, at LAST! Look, I've even got a link thingy in the side bar!
So the ribbon to the front door has been ceremoniously cut and you all are welcome to come and join me for a glass of the best champagne (for best read virtual)!! I've got one whole apron (actually it's a half apron) in there, which will be joined very shortly by a few more lovelies , just building up a bit more stamina it's taken a most of the evening thus far!
And to celebrate being on Etsy I'm going to do a GIVE AWAY!


This lovely raspberry apron is the sister to my first Etsy listing. She has my 'Vintage Spoon' design handscreen printed onto recycled raspberry linen, featuring button embellishment and hand embroidery with a fat tie made of the most delicous green/grey linen fastening into a bow,at the front or back - whichever you prefer! So if you fancy glamming up life in your kitchen leave a comment, just telling me who your favourite blog is, to go into the grand draw! (I say grand, but you know I mean pulling a name out from my rather under-used mixing bowl....). I'll post the name of the winner, along with the most popular/interesting blogs, in a week (Sunday 15th).
Phew! It's all going according to Plan!!

33 comments:

Jodie said...

ha ha - except for those of us for whom it is actually 11am Sunday of course.
Congratulations!!!! Your shop is great and the champagne is chilled. I can't believe I am the first person here. Yikes I could never narrow down my huge blog list into one favourite.
That spoon fabric is killing me - I love it !

jennyflower said...

Wow fantastico well done you! This is such an exciting forward step. I would love to win your beautifull pinny, it looks kind a fruity and cheeky to me. I love catcing up with http://daisiedavies.blogspot.com/ because it makes me feel normal, and she's VERY nice. (I check in with all the blogs on my side bar almost daily)

Ali said...

I popped over to see the shop - it's looking wonderful!

Favourite blog is a really tricky one. My choice waxes and wanes so frequently, so I just have to read loads (shame). But Flossie Teacakes always brings a smile to my face.

Leni & Rose said...

Congratulations, love the blue denim bib! There are so many great blogs, it's hard to choose...I do visit the girls over at A Spoonfull of Sugar often.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Good luck in your new venture! If you could see my bloglines you would know that I don't have any one favourite!

Daisie said...

Ooh, yes please, include me in a giveaway!! I read many blogs and really like Twiggypeasticks, Scary Mommy and Jenny flower (can't believe she pivcked me). All URLs on my blog, can't be bothered to type them all out at the mo, really lazy on sunday afternoons!!
The shop is looking good, I heart you!!
XXX

queenoftheclick said...

Congrats on your new shop. I can't wait to see the new things you add. There is a blue fabric used in your Iris and Lily Handmade Icon. I hope something made with that goes into your shop soon.

Please enter me in your giveaway.

cloud9 said...

Internet schminternet! I wrote a lovely long comment yesterday and then the internet croaked. The gist was: I love to look at your blog, seeing as it was your initiative that compelled me into the world of blog, and I get to see what you're up to/the lovely things you make. Otherwise, I like all those on my blog list, especially at the mo, Quilt while you're ahead. xxx

monica said...

good luck with you shop!

that spoon fabric is fabulous...

bethany said...

I really like the blog, the Pioneer Woman Cooks-some really great recipes on there!! Good luck with your Etsy shop!
Thanks!

JustJess said...

That is a stunning apron! The colours are so vibrant, and the buttons are a great embellishment. Can't wait to peruse the shop!

JustJess said...

PS my fave blog is curlypops, and bellsknits, and nicolasdaisies, and leni and rose, and kootoyoo... Um, do I have to choose one??!

Kathleen W. said...

What a cute apron! I blogged about your giveaway on my blog (along with some other apron giveaways you might want to enter)
http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2008/06/apron-giveaway.html

One of my favorite blog is Simply Breakfast (http://simplybreakfast.blogspot.com/). It is very simple but makes the ordinary breakfast look elegant.

Claire F said...

I really love this colour combo! Hmmm, favourite blog THIS WEEK for me is Hyena in Petticoats. It's hard to choose just one, but Leah has jsut the right balance of humour, craft and personal stuff!

CanCan said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love the apron; I love embroidery!

You might want to list your giveaway on

http://wincrafty.typepad.com/wincrafty/

That is a listing for hand made giveaways.

Other contest listing sites are www.prizey.com
and
www.prizeatron.blospot.com

They will help you get more traffic, which is what will help more people see your awesome stuff!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

CanCan said...

ps, those are my favorite blogs, along with www.moneysavingmom.com

Toni said...

Hi!Please enter me in your giveaway!My favorite blog is Country Blossom.Have a wonderful day!1Blessings!

Bec said...

Boy is this a hard one. I really don't know that I can choose just one....um...well I do always love seeing new posts my STARASHAN (http://starashan.blogspot.com) is my bloglines. She is lovely, she makes me think, and she inspires me on so many crafty levels. By the way, your shop looks great! Congratulations!!!

88words said...

Hey!

Thanks for listing your giveaway @ WinCrafty! I have one request- can you make your font bigger on your super cutie blog? It's sooo tiny!

Cheers!

Chelsea

pinkeareddog said...

This is so fun! I'd love to glam up my kitchen with it ;) I could wear the apron while I try the recipes featured on one of my favorite blogs - Noshings.

http://noshings.blogspot.com/

nom nom nom

pinkeareddog@gmail.com

mannequin said...

Hotsy Totsy little apron! My current favorite blog is
fakesteve.blogspot.com
which is a fake steve jobs blog.
yes, i know.
what can i say? i have a thing for steve.

Naomi said...

I love so many! But this one is always amazing:

http://bloesem.blogs.com/

I love her kids' blog, too.

whitney said...

beautiful apron and congrats on the shop! i love all sorts of blogs.
this
http://orangeyoulucky.blogspot.com/
and this
http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/
and then this
meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com

plus so many more. Loving your's too by the way.

blueviolet said...

That is just darling! I could totally rock that.

As for blogs, I absolutely love Style It Less http://www.styleitless.com

They take celebrity looks and create affordable versions of them. It's so fun!

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

matilda sue said...

How exciting - welcome to etsy. Other than my blog (of course) my favorite is http://kendraspondence.com/ Its authored by a dear friend who is witty, insightful, funny and a brilliant writer (as well as a new mom!)

315thomas said...

i looove the spoon apron... so cute! my favorite blog is ashleyg's blog at kittygenius.com :)

Betty N said...

My favorite blog has to be my daughter-in-law's blog
http://www.learningforlifetime.blogspot.com/
I love the spoon apron!

kaylee8 said...

My favorite blog is the forum at Sweepsadvantage!

momof4girls said...

I love your aprons! I like to go to 5minutesformom.com. Hope I win!

Elena @ Tickled Pink Knits said...

Congratulations on your new shop! :)

What a cute apron!

ONe of my favorite blogs is Design Sponge - http://www.designspongeonline.com/

BabyLyons said...

That apron rocks! You did a great job :) My favorite blog is Tea & Honey Bread, I love how Tameka writes, a lot of the time she writes what I'm already thinking :)
Thanks for this chance!
Katie

BrineS said...

Too Cute! Great Apron! One of my favorite blogs is Mommie Daze:

mommiedaze.com

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Doreen said...

I love Prizey & http://wincrafty.typepad.com/wincrafty/!