Friday, 7 January 2011

Time for a giveaway...

...as a little thank you from me to you



The truth of the matter is I am so worn out after doing very little over Christmas ... and having a yucky sinus infection ... and going back to work which is exhausting after all my lolling about ... that I am ashamed to say I have nothing to post about.

Now that all my decorations are down (and are on Lily's bedroom floor waiting for me to wrap them in tissue before they go back up the attic until next year) my house seems bare and in dire need of decorating and re-organising.

This time every year I feel like I need more time and money as this is the time of year when I  want to make changes to my house.

We are thinking of turning our guest bedroom into a workspace for me as my craft stuff creeps all over the house.  I've often got wooden signs drying on the lounge floor and pillow covers I've printed hanging from string across my lounge/dining room doors drying and my sewing machine now lives on our dining table.  I think my husband has finally had enough of my crap all over the place and is hoping that if we give up the spare room for a while (the only people who ever really stay there are my brother and his lot when they visit and they've just gone back so that bed won't be slept in again until next Christmas) the rest of the house will be 'craft clutter' free.

So, to thank you all for following me, leaving lovely comments which I don't always get the chance to respond to (partly due to lack of spare time and partly due to the fact that when I do respond and check out someones blog I then so wrapped up in theirs and others on their side bars that I just get lost in blogland...) and of course, for inspiring me so much every day I'm going to have a giveaway.

The Giveaway

First up is a pair of these lovely heart shaped slate coasters which I have a wonderful man cut for me by hand in West Wales.  I used to sell these in my old shop and since my shop closed these are one of the few things I continue to sell.


and you get to choose any pillow cover from my Etsy store


and lastly I'll throw something else in as a surprise.

For your chance to win just:

visit my etsy store and tell me which pillow cover you would choose (one comment)

be an existing or become a new follower (one comment)

blog about the giveaway (another comment)

Winner will be chosen at random at midnight GMT a week from today - Friday 14th Jan.

Good luck

xoxox

48 comments :

  1. Had the sinus infection too, but I'm on the mend and already making a huge list of changes I want in our house, however I do not have the budget to back it all up. My 'projects' take over our house too! Would love to win the 'love' cushion. Thank you!

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  2. Hi Sam...Just found you through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. What a beautiful feature she did on you. I am now a happy follower of yours...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  3. My favorite sham is the one with the birds....

    Look forward to getting to know you...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  4. My favorite is Bonne Nuit. Just love French things and Burlap. Thanks! judy

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  5. I just love the lumbar "love" pillow!

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  6. I'm lovin' the pillow with the birds on the branches. Adorable!!

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  7. Oh what a sweet giveaway...I love the Linen ruffle lumbar pillow...I just got through today finishing painting my living room and now I need to come up with some new decor to go with it...
    all you pillows are adorable....

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  8. Hi Samantha, I know how you feel, it must be the crazy lead up to Christmas that makes us feel exhausted afterwards. What a lovely giveaway, please count me in. All of your cushions are gorgeous but my favourite is the Champs Elysees. Fingers crossed! ;-)

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  9. I love them all but I would probably choose the burlap Bienvenue pillow

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  10. I went to your Etsy store and I'm having a terrible time deciding on a pillow as there are at least three that I think are incredible. I think for now I'll settle on the linen ruffle lumbar pillow.

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  11. I posted your giveaway on my sidebar. http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh I want in on this one :)! All of your pillows are cute but I'm in Love with this whale one.

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  13. I'm a follower. By the way I also just saw your feature on My Uncommon slice of surburbia. Your home is lovely.

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  14. I'd be happy to spread the word on my blog.

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  15. What a lovely giveaway! I love any of the faux grain sack pillows :)
    ps I'm a follower

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  16. We're doing a love theme in our living room, slowly but surely, so I like the love lumbar pillow cover a lot. And I am a follower!

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  17. I had the nasty cold thingy too, very frustrating when I had time off and wanted to be doing things.
    I would choose the Atlanic coast resort cushion because it draws my eye everytime I see it. It would look great anywhere. Thanks for the chance to enter,~Deb~

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  18. How exciting! Your pillows are gorgeous! My favorite is the French market pillow.

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  19. Hi Samantha,
    I too get 'lost in blogland' from time to time and luckily for me, tonight I found my way to your blog via Let's go Moerkabout'.
    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. My favourite is the Bonne Nuit - just gorgeous.
    I'm also very excited to find another blogger from Wales!
    x

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  20. I am a follower and this is one yummy giveaway!

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  21. How to choose? I love all the frenchy pillows, but my absolute fave is the 'Rue Lauriston' pillow. So chic.

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  22. I love allof your pillows,especially "Sel de Mer". It would make a fantastic addition to my sofa in my coastal home....Love your blog!

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  23. Love your Etsy shop! The Bienvenue pillow is my favorite!

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  24. What a generous giveaway Sam, I just couldn't resist entering as I adore your cushions! It was a hard choice but I think I would choose the Love Lumber cushion. Thank you for the giveaway and I wish you all the best for 2011. xx

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  25. I am a happy follower of your gorgeous blog. xx

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  26. The linen ruffle lumbar pillow cover is just adorable! I'd love to win that one!
    cortnlove at gmail dot com

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  27. I love the linen ruffle lumbar pillow.

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  28. Does your giveaway include across the Pond in Canada? If so, I love your simple bird pillows, such as the Petite Oiseau. Love giveaway; lovely blog. Thanks.

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  29. I am a new follower of your lovely blog! I would be grateful for any pillow...because I always say a girl can not have too many pillows!!!

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  30. Hey Sam!
    How sweet of you to do a giveaway!
    I am a follower and I will post about this on my blog as well.
    I love all the pillows, but if i had to pick just one, the ruffle pillow would be it.

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  31. I love your etsy shop....the birds on a wire pillow is the cutest...(one of the cutest.. :)
    the LOVE burlap is simple and to the point as well...

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  32. Hope you are fully over the sinus thing we were all struck down with chest, nasal and throat infections, still quite hard to shake, so hoping you are healthy and happy. Great idea to convert the guestroom, it would give you space, also you can close the door on it and relax away from "work" hard to do when you work at home.

    My fave pillow and this is hard as i love all the French ones so much I could not decide on a phrase, so I went for the symbols of love.
    The Really cute burlap love heart valentine pillow

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  33. I am already following and have been for a while, I love popping here and drooling

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  34. Oh I almost missed this giveaway..I am already a follower thanks for the chance Kym X

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  35. The reason I alsost missed the giveaway was it was sooo difficult to pick a favourite..I love them all but think La Poste France is gorgeous..Thanks for offering such a fabulous giveaway Kym X

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  36. My fav is the Love pillow sham....I adore it! An if I could sew I would try to make a pillow, but I glue gun, that's it! :)
    Thrilled to be a follower too!

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  37. I can't believe I almost missed this! Thank goodness for your lovely garden post and the reminder! I would have to pick the simple burlap love lumbar pillow, it's perfect!

    Kat :)

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