Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Blogiversary to me!!! And something for you too!

It's my first blogiversary and my very first giveaway!!!

I would like to make the winner a bag like this one:


Completely reversible ...


With pockets inside and out ...


But the winner would get to choose their favourite colours and I will make the bag to suit!!!

Here's the deal:

1. You get one entry by leaving a comment on this post. Please include your email address so I will know how to get in touch with you if you win.

2. You get a second entry by blogging about this giveaway… please leave a new comment to let me know you have done this (with a link so I can make sure you're not cheating ;))

3. You get another chance by becoming a follower of this blog and leaving a separate comment. Already a follower? Just leave a comment to let me know.

(Please note, I will be using a random number generator to select one comment for a winner so please leave SEPARATE comments for each of the allowed entries to maximise your chances).

International entries welcome as well as Aussies.

Entries close Monday, 12th October, 9am Melbourne time.


I hope this is an appealing prize. I have been so very grateful for the warmth and friendship I have received via this blog in the past year and I really want to reciprocate as best I can.

Thanks to all of you who have supported / commented / followed over the past year. It has truly made a big difference in my life.

Andi :-)

PS. I have signed up for three Pay It Forward gifts, so will soon be posting a Pay It Forward of my own but offering NINE handmade items. (What was I thinking!!!)

142 comments:

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm going to have to call you the "Pay It Forward Queen!"

Michele said...

Oh yeah, I'm a follower too!

Choccie3 said...

I love your blog, I can't believe how much fab stuff you have made in a year. Amanda (amandawilliamson3@yahoo.co.uk)

Mette said...

Congratulations! Such a generous giveaway!

twrightgirl said...

that is a beautiful bag and happy blogiversary!!!

ircabbit said...

Whoa, how awesome is this! It's definitely an appealing prize.

ircabbit said...

And I'm a follower, so wewt!

andrea creates said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Yes, it's more than an appealing prize~it's terrific:)
If I won,I would like it in the very same colorway you have featured here
Oh and I am already a follower

chaletgirl said...

Andi! Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe you have only been blogging a year!

And you get out of life what you put in, and you put a lot into the blogging community. You are always there with a positive comment to share on my blog, let alone everyone else's, and it's a pleasure to have 'met' you.

And I would love to go in the draw for the bag, it's just gorgeous!

chaletgirl said...

And I am already a follower!

Jessica said...

I love your blog. Great bag! I'm a follower too! ( =

Jessica said...

Oh yeah, my email is jessicaforsgren at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

Happy blogversary!!!!! Love to go in your draw. I love that bag just the way it is.
sewjules@gmail.com

Julie said...

I'm an avid follower, may as well enter a second time too. xx

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I love your bag and seeing what you are up to :)

Dianne said...

Love it! I'd love one in red and black and white...or maybe anything by Joanna Figueroa...or maybe some bright pinks and purples and greens...

Dianne said...

I'm a follower!

ircabbit said...

I blogged about the giveaway:

http://pippinsequim.blogspot.com/2009/10/useful-sewing.html

:)

Bev C said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging. Love the bag it is great that it is reversable. Happy days.

Melinda said...

Gorgeous bag and congrats on your blogiversary. I just discovered your blog in the last couple of days and was so intrigued I went right back to the start to see what you had been making. I knew as soon as I saw your blog header that I was going to like your quilts, being a huge fan of pink!

I've already added myself as a follower too.

Melinda

Goddess in Progress said...

Happy blog-aversary to you! And what an adorable bag. I'd love to be entered! Not sure what colors I'd pick.... So many choices!

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Goddess in Progress said...

And I'm a Follower, too! I hadn't realized that I didn't click on the "Follow" link yet, because I have you in my Google Reader. :-)

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

metrosupialdesigns said...

Oh so in love with the flower print in the picture! Happy Happy to you!

metrosupialdesigns said...

I'm a google reader follower, not sure if that counts!

Wendy said...

Happy One Year!! I love your blog - that purse is FABULOUS. I'd love to win :)

Wendy said...

I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader...just so I don't miss any of your terrific posts :)

Oh, here is my email: caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

I forgot to put it in the comment above!

KateHK said...

Happy anniversary. I wait with anticipation for your posts and love what you do with fabric and colour.

Swedish said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Happy Blogiversary to you! I won't finish the song!

Congrats! Great giveaway. I hope I'm the lucky winner.

Swedish said...

I'm a follower too!

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and seeing all your amazing beautiful quilts and your cute red heads (I have two of my own). I'm a follower via Myyahoo. I hope I win!

Janet said...

Happy blogiverasry! I was following you but now I'm officially doing that and may I say that whoever wins the bag will be lucky lucky lucky, it's stunning and very generous of you.

One Flew Over said...

I have seen this bag and it is exceptionally made so of course, I would love to be in the running to win one!

Happy Anniversary!

And am already a follower!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Count me in please Andi! What a fantastic bag, I hope it has my name on it. And ofcourse, I am a follower, love your blog and am forever inspired by your creativity, in particular your handquilting!

Rits

Emmie-Lew said...

Love it! Gorgeous bag~ You are very talented! Glad I recently found you! emandlew at hotmail dot com.

Kate said...

Happy one year Andi! I love your blog and that it has enabled us to reconnect after all these years. I am a follower too. foxslane@gmail.com XX

Julia said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Love the bag...lucky person who wins it..
Julia ♥

Lara said...

Go Andi! This bag sure is fabulous :)

Lara said...

I'm a follower too and long time reader :)

Nooly said...

Happy blogiversary, baby!!!!
I love thebag! and arent comments fun? I should have a giveaway, so all th elurkers come out of the woodwork!!!!!

http://noolygirl.wordpress.com

Nooly said...

oh, and I 'm definitely a follower... a reader.. and a friend....

Copper Patch said...

What a great giveaway. Happy bloggerversary. Well done!
You've been linked, followed and commented on by me.
Abbe :)

Copper Patch said...

I'm a follower!
Abbe

Copper Patch said...

You've been linked.
I WANT THAT BAG!!!
Great idea for a giveaway and very generous.
Abbe

Fran said...

What a lovely idea, please count me in.. possibly twice as I'm pretty sure I'm a follower! Just not so good on the technology but read every post!

Mel said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY! What an achievement! Oh and that bag is an awesome giveaway ... fingers crossed ... ;)

Mel said...

Oh and I was shocked to learn that I had yet to become a follower? What the? Been a bit hard of late with that little gadget being blank on everyone's page (what was with that?) Anyway I am now!

basil said...

Happy Blogiversary. You are truly inspiring and I really look forward to checking your blog regularly. I'm not sure what I am doing as this is the first comment I have left so hopefully you get it! Thanks,

Jodie said...

With a incentive like that i guess it's finally time to sent you a comment...Happy anniversary Andi! You know i'm a fan and a follower...now it's official.

Helen said...

Happy Blogiversarry Andi! Lovely bag to giveaway. My handmade bag recieved from another blogging buddy is about to die on me, I sooooo need a new one! Hint hint! :)

Sparrow Bee Designs said...

Just found your blog yesterday! and love it and am now a follower...

Sparrow Bee Designs said...

and here's my entry for your generous giveaway. thanks for sharing

rachelmp said...

Happy Blogiversary Andi. Just love visiting your blog!

Lilly said...

Congrats on your first Blogiversary!!!

What a pretty bag! Wow!
Thanks a lot for the chance.

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

I am a new follower ^^

Eliane T.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

alobsiger said...

Happy Blogiversary, Andi! I so enjoy reading your lovely blog!! Gorgeous bag too!

Maria said...

Happy Blogiversary, what a beautiful bag and I just love those colours.Thanks

mariawilson4@westnet.com.au

Maria said...

I have also become a follower, Andi

sewshesews said...

Happy blog anniversary! The bag is just lovely. I am LOVING the quilt from the previous post, I may have to try something like that!

Emma said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary. Here's to many more!

Jenny said...

Happy anniversary to you! I am enjoying your blog...lots of inspiration and creativity coming from you! Thanks!

Jenny said...

I follow your blog!
krousegirl2@ aol dot com

Martys Fiber Musings said...

What a great prize. My fingers are crossed.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Hooray, I'm your newest follower. And am I the happy one to be there.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Now, I'll hurry over and comment on my blog and make a link.

Frogdancer said...

Appealing? Um... YEAH!

Is it in the same fabric you were buying when I ran into you?

I'll be back.

Frogdancer said...

I'm also a follower.

Just thought I'd better mention that. Hang on; I'll be back.

(I really want to win....)

Frogdancer said...

I'll save time and say I've posted this on my blog. It'll be true in about 5 minutes.

I really really want to win.

Kelly O. said...

I'm a follower

Kelly O. said...

I will save you the worry and say that this is an awesome giveaway and whoever wins will count themselves lucky! crossing my fingers!

Donna in NE La. said...

What a great gift!! I would love to win!!
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I spent 2 weeks in Melbourne a few years back. Good times! I'd LOVE to go back soon - in winter this time (was there in June last time)!Went to a tapas place with flemenco dancers...so much fun that night! ;-)

Sherri said...
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Sherri said...

Now a follower

Sherri said...

Posted on my blog about you!

Donna in NE La. said...

I'm a follower of your blog now, too.
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Anya said...

Congratulations and thanks for the chance for the great giveaway!

Gerry said...

First, I did blog about your site and Giveaway - I read about it on Marty's Fiber Musings at blogspot.com - and provided a link and now I'm ready to win that great bag. Reversible? Two-fer-One
gerryhook@gmail.com

Gerry said...

Yes, I'm leaving a Comment here about how much I love your Giveaway and that any color would be lovingly received.
gerryhook@gmail.com
Yes, I've enjoyed your recent postings and will delve into your archives just as soon I finish commenting.

Gerry said...

At the moment I am your newest Follower AND you'll be added to my blog roll.
Thanks for the fun time.

twrightgirl said...

i am a follower of your blog!

zarina said...

I got to know you from one of my daily read.

zarina said...

When I saw your banner (pink and some designs I would like to try), I knew I want to know more of you. Just become a follower.

Stacie said...

Hi, just wanted to enter your wonderful blogiversary giveaway! Super cute bag! I am crossing my fingers!

Stacie said...

Blogged about you too!

Stacie said...

And now a follower!

Carol Lawecki said...

Happy Blogiversary! Wow, this is an awesome prize for some lucky winner. I just found your blog, from going on Aileen's Wicked Tats

http://wickedtats.blogspot.com/2009/09/hallowversary-mystery-giveaway.html

and reading one of her commenters comments and clicking on that page "GerryArt

http://gerryart.blogspot.com/. It's amazing how one blog can lead to another and another. I sometimes get lost in following links.

But I'm glad I found myself here. This is an awesome giveaway.

THank you!!

Carol Lawecki said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail address when I posted a comment before. clawecki@gmail. com

Oh, I signed up to follow you too. Thanks again.

Susana said...

Happy, happy! What a great bag. I got here through tallgrass prairie studio, and now I'll just have to stay a spell; you make some really amazing stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!
sserraspereira[at]gmail[dot]com

Susana said...

I just subscribed in google reader. Does that count? Being blogless, I don't much visit my dashboard. I'm thinking that may change soon, but in the meantime, you bet I'm gonna follow!
sserraspereira[at]gmail[dot]com

Jane said...

happy blogiversary!
what a gorgeous bag - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol Lawecki said...

Just stopping back to let you know that I blogged about your awesome giveawy. Thanks again for this opportunity to win such a pretty handbag!

Dee said...

Hi Andi, just a quick note to say how much I've enjoyed your blogs! I've admired your quilts on flickr and would love to win a bag! I can be reached at mayhem5@softhome.net. Thanks for the sunshine this morning!
Dee

Dee said...

As per requested:
http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/2009/10/give-away-blog-spotlight-new-skin-and.html
Hope to send some new readers your way soon!

Dee said...

Just became a follower...I'm the little, tin, scarecrow!
Shalom!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! I only just found your blog (from Dee's link), but I had a good read and have added it to my list of daily blog reading.
The bag is supercute. Lovely giveaway.

Arabella
jrmorawitz@yahoo.co.nz

Anonymous said...

I have just become a follower....

Arabella
jrmorawitz@yahoo.co.nz

MichelleB said...

Appealing? Are you kidding me? It's absolutely fabulous! Happy Blogiversary!

MichelleB said...

I have you in my Reader - so, yes, I do follow you!

myirishbaby said...

happy anniversary! what a lovely give away! would love to win it.
neillna(at)nwol(dot)net

Paloma said...

Hi Andi!! Happy blog anniversary!! I love your post on Pearl and of course I love to be part of your giveaway, please count me in. I'll try to post about it and I'll let you know when it's up in my blog.
Hugs!!

Leslie said...

this is such a generous and awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance

lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

Leslie said...

hooray me...now i am a follower

Emily said...

Happy anniversary to you! Your bag is super cute! What a lovely prize!
~Emily xx

Samantha Jane Designs said...

Happy anniversary! Your bag is great, as is all of the stuff you've made... I'm a follower, and I thank you for being a follower of mine! :)

Polka Dot Daze said...

Happy Blogiversary! Oh please let me be the lucky winner!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh - and I'm already a follower :)

The Calico Cat said...

Happy Blogiversary. You got a mannequin to waer necklaces for your Bat Mitzvah - I got a necklace for mine!

The Calico Cat said...

I am a follower!

Rhondi said...

I'd love to win and I'm signing up right now to be a follower!

Angie said...

happy anniv, I'd love to win!

QuiltyGoodness said...

Very cute bag!

MeganAnne said...

thanks for such a great give away!!

megan.lazzar {at} gmail {dot} com

Katie B. said...

Hi, Andi! Very cool bag. Oh, the possibilities!

Katie B. said...

P.S. I'm following you now!

Cindi said...

Wow! Love your blog! (really enjoyed the wedding part too). I will be following you.

Shari said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Shari said...

Oh, and I starting following you via my Google reader!

Lurline said...

Oh, I'm not sure if I've enterd or not - I know I have chatted with Julia about your beautiful bag - I love it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Bonnie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Great giveaway.

Julie in WA said...

What a very exciting giveaway! I would love a bag like that! I am visiting because of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Your pink stash quilt is stunning. I am building a stash right now, and someday I hope to make a lovely stash quilt too!

quiltmom said...

Andi,
What a nice giveaway and gorgeous bag.
Happy Bloganniversary - enjoy the festival.

Warmest regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog through the quilt festival. I love the bag and would love to be the winner!

frances@robsonclan.net

Aimee said...

I love this bag!! And the blog!

Aimee said...

I am now a follower...found you through the quilt festival.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Beautiful bag, my Mom would love it. Thanks for having a giveaway.

Heather said...

HI there! That is such a pretty bag. I am excited to enter this giveaway!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Kathryn said...

I'm enjoying seeing new blogs and the quilts they offer. Your pink scrap one is great. I love scrap quilts also. Please enter me in your bag giveaway.
Kathie L.
kathryn.laposata@gmail.conm

Jessica said...

Hi, I came across your blog through the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Great job! I would like to be entered to have a chance to win your bag! Thanks.

-Jessica
jlfredette@gmail.com
www.lovejessicaalways.com

handmadeandpretty said...

Just found your blog today through the quilt festival. What wonderful things you have made! You're now added to my google reader account. I love the bag too... so clever that it's reversible!

cynthia said...

i would love that bag! pick me random number generator!

Kitkat said...

Your bag would look absolutely divine hanging from my shoulder...Congrats on your anniversary!

Kitkat said...

Hi again, I just signed up to be a follower...I always thought that I was more the leader type, but I am willing to make an exception this time!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Lovely blog, and happy anniversary!

Rene' said...

Just found your blog through the Quilt Festival. Happy anniversary!!! Congratulations.

Rene'
renecreates@gmail.com

Kate said...

Happy blogiversary to you!

elizabeth said...

i just found you through the quilt festival!

and i'm adding my name to all the well-wishers and win-wishers!

hurray for blogging!

and you do beautiful sewing!

carleigh said...

Love your scrappy log cabin. Great colors. I think your giveaway bag is very nice. carleighr@gmail.com

JRZ Jenn said...

Wanted to let you know that your blog is fantastic! Could you please enter me into your giveaway?

terryandjennifer4ever @ yahoo.com

JRZ Jenn said...

I've also blogged about your giveaway on my blog here: http://jellybeanstitches.blogspot.com/2009/10/october-must-be-giveaway-month.html

terryandjennifer4ever @ yahoo.com

JRZ Jenn said...

And I'm a follower too. :)

debbie said...

Hey, Love that bag, I'm a bag addict so pls pop me in the draw. Happy Blogiversary.

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations. I love your purse, especially that it's reversable. Now it's 2 in 1!