Thursday, September 03, 2009

september freebie


I LOVE this time of year.
When you need to add an extra layer in the evenings.

And what better way to brighten up autumn clothes than with a really colourful brooch?
The fabric circle is machine stitched & embroidered on to felt, then the layers are blanket stitched together by hand, and stuffed with a little fluff to add a bit of oomph!

September 2009's freebie is the chance to win one of three colourful brooches.
3 prizes. 3 winners. 3 happy autumn jackets ;-)
To enter simply leave a comment on this post and I will pick 3 winners (via the random number generator) on Sunday 6th September.
*rules:
*1 entry per person please
*worldwide entries more than welcome
*freebie comments don't need to say anything special, just say hi if you don't know what to say :-)

102 comments:

Ann said...

I must admit, I'm commenting cause of the freebie. *shame on me*

Am a newbie subscriber, I stumbledupon on, and fell in love with ur workspace! Noticed how u built it up, then noticed ur great products!

Ur an inspiration! Keep making them great crafts.

diane said...

The brooches are lovely!!!
Thanks - CardsbyDi

Honey Daze said...

My Autumn jacket would be happy to receive one of these brooches!

PS: hi!

angeltreats said...

I can't believe it's September already - where has the year gone?? The brooches are so pretty, the purple paisley is my favourite but I love them all!

Saskia said...

Beautiful brooches! My jacket will be very happy with one of them! :)

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

claire said...

They are beautiful brooches, I too love the purple paisley one the best!!!
I like this time of year as it means Christmas is well and truly on its way. My favourite time of year :)

Karens Hopes said...

Yes please include me....
Karen

Daisie said...

These are so yummy, please can I win the purple one ;-)
xxx

Jim Jam Sandwich said...

Gorgeous! Just my kind of thing, LOVE accessories. x

Orjana said...

You can never have enough brooches, it's a fact! And these are nice and cheerful!

berries01 said...

The brooches are beautiful! The purple one is my favorite! :D

Tournelune said...

Hi,
these brooches are so nice !!

Diane said...

How can I resist the chance to get my hands on more paper-and-string goodies?

And yes, I like the purple one best too - looks like you're on to a winner with that one!

Diane
www.monkey-magic-blog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love the purple broch - it has a lot of funk. Did you crimp the edges or are they blanket stitched??
Yvonne Benson
yvonnebenson@bigpond.com

Almu said...

Perfect!!! i love all of them but the purple is my favourite!!! Thanks a lot!

dMasyri said...

hi sarah..
plz count me in..
hope i'm lucky this time..
=)

DillyDilly said...

Loving the blue - like my mood atm...... winning would turn me pink!!!

ChocolateMintCrafts said...

These brooches are beautiful!! I like the purple one most. Loooove the fabric! Your freebies are always awesome!

Glau said...

as brasileiras podem participar? :)

Pomona said...

Lovely goodies as ever! I always look forward to the first Thursday in the month!

Pomona x

cindy said...

these are soooo cute!!!

twiggypeasticks said...

ooo gorgeous, count me in please!
Twiggy x

ALIFF AQILL said...

Hope to get one of them this time !

:)

sssssvebbbbb said...

The brooches are lovely i love the blue one and my birthday is on september:))

Bec Clarke said...

I love visiting your blog, it is alwasy so colourful and happy looking. I am always inspired to cut into my lovely pile of wool felt. I would love to be entered into the draw for one of these please.

MARTIXULI said...

These are great!

I'm from Spain, can I enter please please?? :-)

illahee said...

oh, i was gonna say which one i liked best, but i can't decide! guess that means i don't mind receiving any of them! ;)

Nanna said...

These are pretty!

shell said...

Gorgeous as usual x

Wan Anis Sorfina said...

hi is special thing to say!

Diana said...

Utter cuteness. I hope it's me that wins!

Tabiboo said...

What a fabulous giveaway and I love, love, love the brooches.

I can't think of the right words to explain what they remind me of, but gorgeous all the same.

Nina x

cat said...

i love your craftiness...as always. tc!

sally said...

Love the giveaway. I received my cupcake kit (patterns) in the mail yesterday. I'm looking forward to making them & giving them to my sister. She's having a girl & is going with a cupcake theme.

CaLynn said...

I really like the color combos between the felt and fabric!

me said...

Very cute! I love all three!

(Everytime I see a picture of your workshop, I get the urge to put up my felt Christmas tree! September's not early, right???)

Pies1 said...

I love all your things Sarah. I recently ordered a notebook from you which my neice loved :-) Keep the brilliant work up.
Sarah

lovechenta said...

hi! i always follow this blog. always come with creative idea. so, sweet!

love,
ANNA NUR
Malaysia :)

Greenpixey said...

Count me in please :) I love the stuff you make

Ariane said...

These are so cute. I would love to win one. Ariane :o)

Raquelita said...

Hello :)
My name is Raquel, i'm portuguese, and surely your neweste and biggest portuguese fan. Congratulations for your beautiful crafts. You are a inspiration.
I'm happy we're in September, my birthday is on the 16th (what a great present i'd have if i won one of your brooches) and it´s almost Christmas, my favourite time of the year.
Love,
Raquel

ps-Sorry for my english, it's a bit rusty :(

Tabiboo said...

ps. I've just remembered - Flying Saucers, the sweeties that is!

Nina x

klaudia said...

Oh that's a lovely thought to brighten this day:)
Great idea with the brooches, they are very nice!!
Enjoy your evening:)

claoodia at hotmail dot com

kazzells said...

Just found your blog.....its so gorgeous!! Would love to have chance of winning one thanks

kazx

Jo and Lilly said...

Having just spent 7 wonderful weeks in Portugal and feeling very depressed after 2 days back in the UK these brooches put the smile back on my face. . . fab!

Abigail Thomas said...

I am getting all my jackets and kitting them out with my handmade brooches too! It makes me smile. I have one jacket that is sad and unembellished still though....

;)

Miss_Oakden said...

Whoop!! I started my first teaching job today and one of these would look amazing on my school clothes!

sassypackrat said...

Hi! I love your items and your blog!

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Lovely as always, I have a bag that could really do with a jazzing up!

clairep said...

they look fab!
x

Corey and Kim Nasfell said...

I NEED an excuse to buy a new jacket, PICK ME sweet random selector God!! :)

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Wow they look fab!!
the colours are great ( very autumnal) but I have to say i'm a purple lover!!
:) Lucy x

Lucy Carlson said...

those are beautiful, Sarah - the teal is particularly lush.

Lucy x

Patricia said...

Love them! I love your your blog... have never tried doing anything but will soon!
Everything here is eye-candy!

Evelyn Daihana said...

Wow!! I'm happy!! My Autumn jacket would be happy to receive one of these brooches! I love the violet!!
Hugs!
edda05@hotmail.com
evedaih@gmail.com

Diva Kreszl said...

These are just lovely...would love to have one to adorn my fall jacket!

Maria Dent said...

These are so different.... There lovely!

smilernpb said...

Oooh, lovely. Very Autumn-y....is that a word? x

Katie said...

yummy! count me in xox

hannah said...

The brooches are gorgeous, and I love your "rainy day" monkeys :)

Jacqui said...

The brooches are lovely, another great idea! Will they be available in your shop? I like the giant pincushions too but haven't seen them on your website yet.

Tiffany said...

lovely..the colors really pop on the screen, hopefully one will be even more lovely in person after i win! ;) thanks for having a monthly freebie! :)

avedon said...

What a generous idea! I'm new to the world of blogging and am so inspired by yours.
The brooches are gorgeous - down here in the southern hemisphere its getting too warm for jackets, they'd look great pinned to a bag though!
x

Jenny said...

Lovely brooches! The apple one is fab! x

unlisted_one said...

Hi there!

I love those brooches..so cute!!

Miscellany Mom said...

So fun... love the size!
katelyncarter at hotmail dot com

Ms. Jodie said...

I just stumbled upon your site and everything is so cute and makes me want to start crafting :)

Patricia said...

We have a small(200 trees)apple orchard and I collect things pertaining to apples. The brooch with the apple pattern would be nice should I be lucky enough to have the right number. Your things are beautiful!

Haida Hussin said...

just love your blog..

Anne said...

Oh, they're so pretty!

bex said...

ive made similar ones to those before but yours look loads better! your very clever!
x

taschenmaedchen said...

These things look awesome!

taschenmaedchen said...

These things look awesome!

lia said...

Love it...

lia said...

Love it...

Paty Trevine said...

So cute!!!!!!!!

Daisy236 said...

love the broches...very cute! Would love to win one!

Annaf85 said...

Hi^^
They are so lovely and my jacket is anxious to have one of them^^

Poppetto said...

OOooh what lovely brooches, I'd be happy to model one for you :-)

Meninheira said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I love your work sooo I cross all my fingers :)

jazzalblue said...

I love looking at your blog. You are so creative and everything is beautifully displayed. It was a pleasure to comment.

Jimena said...

WoW These broochs are so cute!
I would love to win one!!
Specially i love the purple one and the red apple :D
Thanks for the chance!!!!!

Cheers.
Jimena.

sohaniee said...

Hi Sarah,

Like those lovely brooches.Hope i win one !! :))

Sohaniee

minamisensei said...

hi..there love all of your craft..huhuhu...im a guy who almost felt in love which all this felt hand made item...

ALynn said...

Hi Sarah...

very nice brooch...

Ria said...

Oh random number generator, pick me! I so love Sarah's products, and these brooches are just one more proof of her creative and fun work.

Ann said...

I love the brooches. What a clever idea. I must come and visit your workshop - I'm not too far away.

Karen said...

Hey,

I like to sew myself - there's a great feeling of satisfaction behind creating something you wear wear or use. And not to mention it's much cheaper than buying the store version too!

I think these little items really brighten up an outfit. :D

Carlotta said...

It would look sooooo fine on my new Uniqlo jacket ;P

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Angie said...

So nice and colorful! Greetings from Mexico!

~SweeT CuppaCakeS~ said...

Hi Sara...i love your brooch it's soo ooooffhhh...!! Greetings from Kasmah all da way from Malaysia..

Sam said...

Hi Sarah
Another lovely freebie...I do love your work!
Love
Sam x :0)

Sam said...

Hi Sarah
Another lovely freebie...I do love your work!
Love
Sam x :0)

Marice said...

hiya...they're all so nice...i'm going through a turquoise phase just now so i like the blue one best. marice x

betsyann said...

Am I too late? Just found your site. Adorable!

Mouse said...

Hi, love the brooches :0) and always enjoy reading your blog, it's fab. x

Anonymous said...

They are very lovely!! Thank you!
karin

Leah said...

Fab brooches

I keep saying to DH that I need a new jacket so perhaps if I win the purple one he'll have to take me shopping!!

Beach Vintage said...

Very very cute. Love the purple one best!

nurks said...

Hello!!

I love your crafty world!!

^_^

Emiria Farahdina said...

I love those brooches.
so cute :)
you're really creative

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