24 September 2012

100th Post Give-away

Hi.  This is my 100th post.  A great big thank you to all the people who pop in here and to those who leave such lovely and encouraging comments, and thank you to those who have hit the follow button too!!

One hundred times I've sat down here at my little table and babbled on and uploaded photos and hit the 'publish' button.  Hard to believe it's been quite that many.  I am enjoying myself immensely and feel very lucky to be a part of this fabulous on-line community and being connected worldwide with like-minded people.  So, again thank you, with a big "most-viewed post" Lalaloopsy smile.  Yup, lots of kids on-line I'm guessing and not you dear peeps going back to this post over and over again?!!

 
Most people who come visiting at my blog are from Australia, England and the United States, but it's also very exciting to see people from Spain, Belgium, Argentina, South Africa and other corners of the world popping in ... hello!!  My post about Teacup making brought the most comments.  That was nice.
 
 
Since beginning my blog I've taken hundreds more photos and am really enjoying playing with my camera, and hopefully improving my skills, looking at ordinary things in a different way.  Also by announcing that I would finish a WIP (work in progress) each month, I'm still on track because of your generous comments and encouragement.  Okay, and a bit of "yikes-I-haven't-finished-my-month's-project-and-I-need-to-blog-about-it"!!!
 
 
Okay, enough rambling and back to the give-away.  I have a stack of beautiful fat quarters of pale, dreamy cotton fabrics I would like to send someone.  Perfect to make a lovely, soft quilt, or whatever takes your fancy.
 
 
 
There will be chocolate.  Because we all need a little chocolate in our day!  And there is a little - handmade by me - vintage doiley brooch.   I used someone else's fine stitches in the linen and sewed it onto some lovely wool felt.
 
 
Please join in the fun.  All you need to do is leave me a comment to go in the draw.  To make this a bit interesting, tell me about your dream craft room/studio.  Is it a beach hut, treehouse, a little shed in the backyard, is it under the eaves in the attic, in the cellar, in the bush?
 
I think my ideal place to create would be in a retro caravan parked in a far corner of a paddock, which you had to walk through a field of daffodils to get to.  It would be filled with cushions and books, and maybe I wouldn't do too much creating in there, but I would certainly spend a lot of hours daydreaming.
 
Pop back on October 1 and I will pick a winner.  Go on, join in the fun!!
Trudy

30 comments:

  1. Isn't it great that dreaming is free...
    I do like the idea of a caravan in the corner of a 5 or 10 acre paddock with cows, chooks, horse, ducks, dogs and sheep...

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  2. My dream place to craft, quilting mainly would be in a studio /shed in my garden as my first love is gardening.
    I love your blog and thanks for the opportunity to win these fabrics.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elisabete! A studio in the garden would be wonderful (especially if it came with a gardener ... no green thumbs here!!)

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  3. Hi Trudy would love to join in your give-away. I think my dream studio would always have to have lots of light. So a big window. It would probably have to be much clearer than the room I use now! A simple space with the things I want to use set out to inspire me. Possibly even in a community work shop situation, so that there would be other people around, all though I might spend to much time talking!! hope you have a good week, Heather x

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  4. Ah! What a lovely giveaway! My dream creative space is obviously "Henry's Shed"!! Would just love my grotty, cobwebby shed to be a beautiful, colourful, cosy space to keep all my crafty goodies!
    Karen xx

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  5. Well done 100 posts! I can ditto what you've said in this post as I feel the same! Loving the idea of the retro caravan....we all need dreams!
    Please pop my name in the giveaway....look forward to the next 100 posts from you! Ada :)

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  6. Congratulations on your 100th post! Did you know there's also people in Turkey reading your blog?
    My dream creative space would be a light and airy room with a big window looking out over a green field with some old oak trees in it (far away from each other so I'd see lots of green and the sky of course), and a big windowsil to sit in and do my thing while drinking tea...

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    1. Hi m, are you in Turkey reading my blog? Big wave "hello". Love the idea of a big windowsil, with lots of comfy cushions on, and the sun streaming in, beautiful : -)

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  7. Well done you....100 posts. Love taking a peek into your world.
    I know excactly what my creative space would look like.......an airy beach front shack. Slide back the doors to reveal the ocean and it smells, its moods and its tempo. This shack of mine would have everything that I need and want, just like the every lasting Tim Tam packet. Then just to top it off I would borrow the Tardis from Dr Who so that I could zap whoever I wanted to sew, knit make or bake with.
    Dreamy.......hehehehehe

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    1. You really didn't have to tell me Trace, I knew your space would be at the beach overlooking the ocean!! And hey, I'm there with you, waiting for a Tim Tam : -)

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  8. Hello,,

    Well done 100 posts! What a lovely giveaway! My creative space would be in the attic. We have a large window with a wide window sill where you can sit and enjoy the view. Maybe one day my dream will come true.........

    Greeting from the Netherlands
    Ria

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  9. Hey Trudy CONGRATS on your 100th post......blogging certainly makes you look at the every day in a different way through a camera lense....
    Lovely giveaway and being a broochy kinda gal, I'm particularly ♥♥ it.......

    Dream studio, oh here's the list......

    Good light
    Good height work benches, none of this leaning over thing!!
    Plenty of storage space

    A (rather large) vintage caravan would be wonderful. There would be polka dots, bunting, crocheted rugs and cushions inside plus a wonderful coffee machine and a jar full of home made bikkies a shelf full of inspirational craft books. It would be parked looking over farm land towards the mountains and when I tired of that view, I would then have it moved over to the coast.......
    Yes, I know a little carried away BUT you did ask, hehe.....
    Hope your week has gotten off to a good start,

    CLaire :}

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  10. Oh, yes please!Those fabrics would start me off on quilt-making perfectly!

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  11. My dream craft room would have to have lots of natural light, lots of shelves and storage, a big table, and Radio 4 constantly piped in. I nearly have it, except for the shelves and big table. I have a bit of a thing about bluebell woods, so perhaps that would be nice too.

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  12. I'm new to all this blogging but am getting addicted and love the pictures you post!!

    My work space is my "summer house" (others would say shed,wash their mouths out with soap and water!!) I can while away hours at the bottom of my garden with the company of a wonky beaked wood pideon we call Percy. The garden being in a small village in the south of England

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  13. Oh what fun! Please count me in. To be honest, ANY room, anywhere in the house, would be lovely, all to myself. All I need is a desk, a chair, a radio and a cup of tea. And all my crafting stuff too. And the door firmly shut so that small people cannot come and pester me! x

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  14. My dream crafty place would be by the sea, probably on the harbour side where I could look out over the ever changing bustle of boats and people, and folks could drop by to see what I'm up to!. It would be decorated in sea side blues, with bunting and cushions and I could work away, whilst my better half is off sailing. Congratulations on your 100th post.

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  15. Eek, I think my comment just got eaten! I was congratulating you on 100 posts and telling you that Rebecca Rebouche's glass walled tree-top studio would suit me very well. With an old railway carriage with a suitably retro interior my more attainable alternative.

    Loved reading all the other comments :D

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  16. My dream craft room changes everyday! Most recently it has been a big room, with woods floors and a wood burning stove, big windows and doors looking out over the beach (wintery time so I can have the fire burning!) Before that it was an old caravan from the 70's (watched for days on ebay, but with my tiny car there was no way I could get it home!)

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  17. Congratulations on the 100 posts!

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  18. Thanks so much all you lovely peeps for sharing your dream studios. It's fabulous to read all the different thoughts and ideas. Hope we all find our certain, perfect space one day, eh?!!

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  19. Hi there...ooh now let me think,,,hmmm,,, yes i think my dream craft space would be somewhere in the woods,, off course thats where i would live too with chickens and donkeys and goats and some sheep, and i would have a visiting fox as a friend, and off course my craft space would have a large veranda so i could lay out all my knitting and block it all properly.
    hUgS pIXiE XX

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  20. Mine would be very light, with permanent sunshine (so my photos don't look so dark!) and a view of the sea. Not much to ask really!

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  21. I'm with you, I'd love a little retro caravan out the back, red vinyl bench seats with white butttons and a checker board lino floor, I'd fill it with all my crafty stuff and retreat there when our house gets too male for me! You got to your 100 posts quickly, congrats! Have a lovely (stormy here) Day! Julie :)

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  22. Hi Trudy, My dream studio would be a big log cabin in the middle of a beautiful walled garden. Some hunky gardeners to watch while I'm sewing wouldn't go amiss, though that might be rather distracting :) Debbie.

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  23. Can daughters join in the giveaway?!!

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    1. Hmmm, that wouldn't look good if you won!! Would you like me to make you a brooch?

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  24. Could you put my name in please!!!
    My dream room would be in a peaceful garden with lots of flowers growing everywhere. I would live in a small cottage. I would have a big bed and lots of coushins everywhere!

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    1. Can I come play in your imaginary room in the garden?

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