it’s a giveaway!

I promised you something a little bit lovely as a giveaway prize and I hope this wee offering fulfills that promise.


You wouldn’t believe it, but I have completely trashed my sewing room putting together that wee bit o’ nonsense. My husband entered my sewing room during my “creative phase” and gave me *that* look. You know the one; complete disbelief mixed with a slight suspicion of some kind of hidden mental illness. Mania perhaps?

“Do you really need to empty all this stuff on to the floor every time?” and “How can you find anything in all this mess?” was what he said, or words to that effect. He was genuinely perplexed, bless him.

Good questions.

Why do I do that? Every time.



Almost every other creative person I know does the same. You get a whiff of an idea and every piece of fabric, thread, button, lace, ribbon, felt etc that you own gets pulled out and examined for worthiness of inclusion in your current project. You can lose track of all earthly time and find yourself still in your jim-jams and furry slippers at 2.30 in the afternoon. Shocking!

Furry slippers and jim-jams

I had gone into Hobbycraft last week looking for something or other (can’t remember what?) and I came out, not with the thing I went in for, but with some beautiful Tilda fabric.

Sound like a familiar story? Are you kidding me, I know you guys do that kinda thing too 🙂

Tilda fabric

After much fabric stroking and fretting over the actual cutting up of such a thing of beauty, I finally convinced myself that it was the right thing to do. After all, it’s what the fabric would have wanted, right?

in progress

And with my Facebook page reaching a wee personal milestone of 2000 followers (I know! can you catch your breath!), I thought it timely to host a little giveaway to say ‘thanks’ for keeping me company all this time 

So, here it is … a pretty wee pouch for one lucky reader. Well worth getting my sewing room all messed up for 🙂


The pouch is padded with cotton wadding for extra softness. A wee bit of lace and a few other carefully chosen embellishments help to create a delicate, feminine look that I just love!

Close up heart tag

pouch side on

The little suffolk puff has a brooch pin sewn on to the back of it, which allows you to detach it from the pouch, so you can pin it on to something else if you like. Nifty!

close up suffolk puff

Close up brooch on leaf

And whilst I was on a roll, I made a wee lavender sachet to match which I’ll include in the prize

Lavender sachet

Set from above 4

For a chance to win, here’s all you need to do:

  • be a follower of this blog by subscribing to email (click the box in the top right of the home page) or Bloglovin (or some other means!) and leave a comment below telling me which way you are following along. If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to leave me an email address so I can contact you if you win 🙂
  • for a second chance to win pop over to my Facebook page and follow the instructions on the giveaway post pinned to the top of the page

That’s it!  The giveaway is open until 24th October 2013 at midnight, GMT, after which time a winner will be picked at random from all entries here and on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Friday 25th October 2013.

Good luck everyone and thank you for entering!

Natalie x

Edit: This giveaway is now closed, but you can purchase the pattern for the little zippered purse featured in this giveaway here.

The pattern for this vintage-style zippered pouch is available in my Etsy pattern shop

65 thoughts on “it’s a giveaway!

  1. Wow, what a way to spend a day, totally understand your approach! Love, love, love Tilda, and the fabrics you have chosen. The two items for the giveaway are devine and I hope my name is drawn. Hope you are going to put out a pattern, because I am sure they will fly out the door. I am currently following you my email, but I have also just joined bloglovin so will do that too so I don’t miss out on your posts.

  2. Hi, I follow you via e-mail – about to follow you on facebook. I love your work and I’m truly grateful for your tutorials as I am only just starting out in the sewing world!

  3. This is so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your talents in the giveaway. i also have a’ pull out all the fabric and trims’ problem! Popping over to Facebook now.

  4. Oh Natalie! Beautiful work!
    I did all on FB and I like you here and I follow you on Twitter!
    I hope I have entered all I need to!

    You are so talented just to make this up!

  5. Oh. my. GOODNESS. A person after my own heart. This is exactly how I create things, and I get that *look* from hubby too (got one last night, as a matter of fact). I follow here on WordPress, and I “think” I’m on your Facebook page – time to find out right now, eh? 😆

  6. What a beautiful pouch!!!
    Looking at my sewing space right now… yes, fabrics every where!! I think i need my own HOUSE just for my sewing needs (O:

    Follow thru bloglovin’

  7. Oh my goodness that is the most beautiful thing that I’ve ever seen. I’ve crocheted for a while and am just trying to get into sewing, however, if I won I’m sure that I’d spend more time looking at this bag than actually using what’s inside of it 🙂

  8. what an incredibly attractive prize. I am not a flowery or pink sort of person but i just saw this and wanted one its beautiful. thank you for offering it x

  9. I follow via facebook…don’t know if that counts. THose pouches are super sweet. You do wonderful work with embellishments…seems that is what I have a hard time with.

  10. Oh my what beautiful loveliness!!! {squeal} it’s just so pretty, the fabrics,,,,that button, the lace…be still my heart…and yes my sewing space is one big *organized* mess. But I do believe that is how the artist’s mind works!!!

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment. I love to hear what you have to say - it really does brighten my day! Natalie x

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