Friday, 31 December 2010

NEW YEAR, NEW GIVEAWAY!


I started this humble blog a couple of months ago, and already it’s become a big part of my sewing life.  I’ve really enjoyed showing you what I’ve made, (whether it’s good or rubbish) and REALLY enjoyed receiving comments from all you lovely fellow seamstresses out there.  I’ve had some amazing compliments and feedback, picked up some great tips and links, and even, dare I say it, made some on-line friends.  It’s such a giving community and it’s been an absolute pleasure adding my own little rambling blog to the ranks.  So, in the spirit of New Year goodwill (and because I’m a nice person), I thought I’d show my thanks to those who have followed and supported me so far by hosting my very first giveaway.

I’ve been de-stashing in preparation for my ‘soon-to-be-unveiled’ sewing room, and have put aside a couple of things you might like to get your mitts on.  First up is this beautiful book – Sew Serendipity. 


It’s a beautifully photographed guide from the Serendipity Studio (I think Seamstar stocks their patterns in the UK ) on how to create your own skirts, tops, dresses and jackets (the book includes tissue patterns for each garment).

I’ve read the book and the instructions are really clear, plus there’s a useful section at the front, which covers all the sewing techniques you’re likely to need. However, when I sat down to work out what clothes I want to make for my 2011 wardrobe, I realised that a lot of the patterns are very similar to things I’ve either already made or am planning to make.  It seems a shame to leave the patterns unused, so I think somebody else would get better use out of them than me.  This means the patterns from the book are completely uncut, so suitable for any size (they range from xxs to xxl). Despite my having read it, the book is in pristine condition.


As a second giveaway, I’ve also put together a bundle of gorgeous fat quarters. 


These are limited edition reprints of Liberty fabrics, specially commissioned for the V & A Quilting Exhibition held last year.  The dates of the designs range from the 17th to the 19th century.  They’re quilting cottons so would make great make-up bags, trims, headbands etc - the list is endless. There are five fat quarters in total and each one measures 50 x 75cms.


To be in with a chance of winning either of these goodies, this is all you have to do:
  1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by midnight (GMT) on 8th January, stating which bit of the giveaway takes your fancy. If you like the look of both of them, just say so and I’ll enter you for both parts.
  2. You can get another entry if you post about this giveaway on your own blog.  Just leave another comment to let me know you've mentioned it on your blog and I’ll put your name in twice. 
  3. I’m happy to post worldwide.
I'll announce the winners on 9th January so check back here then.  Good luck everyone, thank you again for your support and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! Jane x

97 comments:

  1. Hello! Love your blog, and I'm interested in both giveaways!

    - Nicole
    nicole.runde@gmail.com

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  2. Nice blog and I would love to be entered in both giveaways! Thank you!

    Stefanie
    www.steffleupagus.com
    stef218@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to be entered in both giveaways.
    My email is oct02@oppcatv.com
    --Rachel

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  4. I just started following and I love your blog already! I'd love to be entered in both. Thanks!

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  5. Hi, I'd love to be entered in both giveaways please!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Liberty fabrics! They're so beautiful! :) And I love that the model on the front of the book is 'wearing' a Diana camera!
    Also, I posted about your giveaway on my blog :) http://jellybeansoddsandends.blogspot.com/2010/12/handmade-janes-giveaway.html

    Thanks!
    Ashley xxx

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  6. I follow your blog, and I love those Liberty fat quarters. I would love to win them! (I am enrolled in a sewing class where we'll be making zippered pouches. I think these FQ would be perfect!)

    Thanks for organizing this giveaway... And have a fantastic, Happy New Year!

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  7. Hi Jane,

    I follow your blog and I've added you to my blog roll. I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the book.

    Also, be sure to checkout my giveaway as well, ends December 31st


    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your blog, I've been quietly following for a while :-) I won't put my name forward for the giveaways as I'm just a wannabe sewer, me and neddles don't mix well ALAS, but just wanted to say thanks for the great reading in 2010 and Happy New Year!
    Nicki MacRae
    http://nickipaints.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi there, I followed a link from Jellybean's blog, I would like to enter both parts too. Lady C x

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  10. Love both the book and fabrics, the liberty prints are fab! I'm following your blog and will add handmadejane to my blogroll too.

    Thanks, Emma
    http://emmaspinstrimsandthings.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Jane,

    I'm really enjoying your blog! Please could I be entered in your giveaways? I found your blog through Gertie's Crepe sew-along.

    Cheers,
    Helen

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  12. Please can you enter me for both giveaways? They're both so good I couldn't choose just one! Thanks for the chance of winning. Mimi x

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  13. I'm a loyal follower and would be thrilled to win either one of those prizes! Happy New Year!

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  14. I'm a new follower and I'd be happy to win either.
    thanks so much!
    missmelissaf at yahoo dot com

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  15. I am a follower and I would love to enter for he book, Hoping to sew alot for myself this year and it would be just the thing to help.
    chantalcalmcreations.blogspot.com

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  16. put me on for both giveaways and i will post this on my blog: http://ravenztarot.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hi Jane! Just found your fab blog, yes please I would love to be entered for both giveaways, the book and fabrics look wonderful. Happy New Year! Sarah x

    http://homemadegorgeous.blogspot.com/

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  18. I've been following you for awhile and cheering you on.
    I'd love a chance at the book as I love that blue jacket and well the blouse. . . It'd be fun to try designs from a new designer.
    Thank you and happy new year.
    Sue

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  19. Hello Jane, I just discovered your blog via Sew Retro. I have enjoyed the posts I have read. You reminded me about the Trouser Sewalong, so thanks for that. I would like to enter for both giveaways. Happy New Year ... Tricia

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  20. I've just started blogging. Would love to be entered in both. Happy New Year!

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  21. I just discovered your blog from sewretro. I would love to be entered in the draw for the book.

    haller.gp@sasktel.net

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  22. Wow, thanks for putting on this great giveaway! The book looks awesome, but the fabric looks great too - please enter me for both!

    Cheers

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  23. They are both lovely giveaways :) Could I have an entry in each please?

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  24. Happy New Years. Would love a chance to win new book. Please enter me. Great blog.

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  25. Hi there. Happy to become a follower and have a chance on the book. Happy sewing and happy new year!

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway! The book looks brilliant, and I love the Liberty fabrics :) Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year!

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  27. What a great giveaway! I'd be happy with the book or the fabric, thanks for the opportunity. I'm also about to tweet about this competition on twitter. Happy New Year!

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  28. I love the book, and have looked at it a few times. The fabric is nice, but not something I would use, so just the book only please!

    Elaina

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  29. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered in the book giveaway

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  30. Awesome blog. I love crafts as well, so I´m your new follower! :) :)

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  31. Wow, that's a generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance! May I put my name down for the fat quarters?

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  32. I would love to be part of both giveaways! your blog is really great. I would love to be in it for both giveaways! thanks!

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  33. I just saw a Sewing with Nancy that had featured
    the skirt on the cover and loved it!
    Would love to have the book - or fabric.

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  34. Count me in please! Would love to enter both. x

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  35. New follower. Found you through another blog. I would like to be entered into both.

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  36. hi,
    i just discovered your blog. Lovely!

    I have pledge that I will sew something every 10 days for 2011 and both of your gifts are perfect for it!

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  37. Either giveaway is great - following you after this entry.
    myrayeretsky at sbcglobal dot net
    blog www.adventuresbabysewing.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh wow, what a great giveaway! I'd like to be entered into both - I lurrrrve those liberty prints and a sewing book would be useful. Thanks! x

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  39. What a great give away! I've thought about buying this book but that V&A fabric is lovely too. I'd like a chance to win both.Thanks!

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  40. Great giveaway! Count me in for both! thanks a lot!

    paollawanglon@gmail.com

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  41. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. My favorite is the V&A fabric as it is not available in our area of Florida, USA. I would like a chance to win the fabric. May the rest of your January be Happy in this New Year 2011. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. Thank you. Everything looks lovely!

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  43. Would love to win your book as I collect knitting and sewing books!
    Thanks!

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  44. Love those prints! And I'm *pretending* I'm a quilter at the moment!

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  45. Hi
    Great give away I love that idea, so much fun and it can inspire more people. Love it
    XXX
    Lady A

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  46. The fabric is gorgeous. Are you sure you want to give it away??!! I'd like to be entered into the draw for that please!

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  47. Hi,
    Been enjoying your blog. i would love to win the fat quarters as i am planning on making my first quilt this year and these colours would be perfect! Thanks

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  48. Hi Jane, I just found your blog, got a sewing machine for Christmas so looking for inspiration! I would love to be entered for both draws, thanks, Lolly :)

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  49. I follow your blog, and I love it. Please can i be entered for the fat quarters draw? Thank you x

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  50. Hi Jane
    Lovely Giveaway! I'd love to be entered in the draw for the fat quarters please!
    Thanks
    Kestrelmail at gmail dot com

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  51. LOVE those liberty prints!

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  52. I would love to be entered in both prizes please. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  53. I'm a follower and I'd love to be in both giveaways please :) That fabric is great!!

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  54. I'm a follower. Your blog is lovely. Please enter me in both giveaways. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  55. Happy New Year Jane, what a generous and fabulous giveaway! I've been following your blog almost from the beginning, and as a novice sewer, get a lot of inspiration from you.
    I'd be delighted to have the chance to win either of the prizes on offer, thank you.

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  56. would be great to be put in for both!!! Very exiting and love love love that book!
    Happy New Year

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  57. I'd love to be put in for both!! Following your blog too! :D

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  58. Hi! I'd love to be entered for the book! I love the third photo. Good luck with your New Year's resolution:) I'm trying something similar-->no new clothing purchases for one year!

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  59. Great giveaway. I'd like to be entered into the draw for both please!

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  60. What a generous giveaway!!! I would love to be included for both please. I'm following you. :)

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  61. I love your blog: you're a very brave sewer compared to me!

    I'd love to be included in both giveaway draws. Happy New Year!

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  62. Hi - I really like your blog which I found through Sew Retro. What a great giveaway, I would love either thing, I'm not fussy (ha ha).

    I have posted about it on my blog: http://wheremylifeis.blogspot.com/2011/01/sewing-giveaway.html

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  63. Nice giveaway - love the FQ's! I'm a new follower.

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  64. I blogged about your giveaway at: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-at-handmade-jane.html

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  65. I also posted about your giveaway on my blog, and would love to be entered to win the book! :)
    http://thestraightgrain.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-at-handmade-jane.html

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  66. Hi there
    I've also posted your giveaway on my blog, so would love another chance to win the bundle of fat quarters please!
    http://kestrelfindsandmakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/looking-back-review-of-makes-from-2010.html

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  67. I am now a follower.

    Both giveaways are nice, but those fat quarters really are Gorgeous! :D

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  68. Howdy! I'm now a follower :)

    I'd love either of the items, but the fabric is lovely :)

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  69. Count me in for the book giveaway. Thanks

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  70. I would like to enter for both items please. Many thanks!

    byyzantinegrl@yahoo.com

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  71. Wow, I love both the fabric and the book. I'd love to be entered in both!

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  72. I'm a follower and I'm interested in the fabrics. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Oooh! Please enter me in both. Thank you very much indeed!

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  74. I'm interested in both! And I'm a new follower.

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  75. I just entered your blog and would love to participate in both of them. Greetings from Costa Rica. Anarojas@amnet.cr

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  76. I would love to be entered in both giveaways! I am a follower.

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  77. I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  78. Please enter me for both! I'm a new follower, thanks so much.

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  79. I've blogged about the giveaway so I'd love another chance to win both, or either!

    http://somethingimadeearlier.blogspot.com/2011/01/haberdashery-of-dreams-or-why-i-hate.html

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  80. I have just started stalking (sorry browsing) sewing blogs, found yours via: http://www.wheremylifeis.blogspot.com/

    Have become a follower and LOVE the material...
    Thanks for the chance.

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  81. Wow what a lovely blog. I would love to be entered fot the fat quarters, So pretty!!!
    Good luck everybody :-)

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  82. What a great giveaway! I'm planning a baby quilt this year for a friend so those Liberty fat quarters would be put to good use!

    I'm now a follower of your lovely blog :-)

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  83. What a lovely giveaway. I just found your blog - love the clothes you are making. As for the ladylike dress - wear it anywhere you like. It's beautiful and as long as you feel good - who cares!

    I already have that book and made a version of the first skirt you showed. So, I love the fabric portion of the giveaway. g

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  84. Book please... :) I have been eyeing it for sometime in the local bookstore.

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  85. I've seen that book before, and it would be a great addition to my library! I've just become a follower, and can't wait to read more!

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  86. I love giveaways, what can I say! Just wrote a post about yours on my blog:
    http://itsasewinglife.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-giveaway.html

    (P.S. I'm hosting one, too.)

    Oh, almost forgot, this entry will be for the book, too. :)

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  87. One more new follower, I found you via Elle's blog post (above). The Liberty print fat quarters look great, I'd use them as fun pocket and waist linings. Please enter me in the fabric draw. Thanks!

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  88. I'm following and I facebooked about your blog...as I'm not currently blogging. I'd love the fabric, just gorgeous. I have the Sew Serendipity book and it is truly gorgeous. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. Lovely fabric, but what truly entices me is the book as I've had it on my wish list for awhile :D. By the way, found my way here via Elle's blog.

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  90. Lovely!
    can I enter both giveaways please??

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  91. I would love the book..Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  92. Those fabrics are gorgeous, and that book sounds cool too. I just started sewing, and looking for some inspiration.

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  93. Hi I hope I'm not too late to enter. I would love to win those gorgeous liberty prints. great giveaway! Sandy :-)
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  94. Both giveaways look fabulous!

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  95. Hi hope i havent missed out it all looks good.

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