Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Like This.............

Dave and I don't want for much. Food, Clothes, Shelter, Water, Love, Support, Family and Friendship. So at christmas we keep it simple, very simple.....we gather our loved ones in, feast on fancy opp shop plates and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

This year we have a PROBLEM! See I have this mega juicy stash of designer "off cuts" clogging the arteries of the Guldie house...so it's time to do some cleansing!!! Wanna look....this is the close up!



WHAT'S THE CATCH?...We would love the recipient of this stash to SHARE IT......With a friend, neighbor or someone who is starting their creative adventure. (No money is to be made from this stash...it's a "not for profit gift")



So....leave a comment!! This is a world wide giveaway, everyone can join in the Guldie Christmas Spirit!! Dave and I will draw the recipient on the 20th of December!

All fabrics are around the same width, just varying lengths. 100% cotton or cotton/linen blends.

60 comments:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful fabrics, and I think it's fantastic that you want the winner to share. What a wonderful way to spread some cheer.

bubbachenille said...

What a great idea, I can think of numerous reciptients I would pass to ! Thanks for the chance.
Miriam

One Flew Over said...

Love these sorts of giveaways! And of course, you can count on me to share the stash love x

Gina said...

Oh WOW! I've just bought a few echino prints for a quilt, and crafty-but-non-bloggy friends keep drooling over them... how I'd love to bequeath some of those amazing prints to people!
Leonie you really are the giveaway queen... but happy to help you declutter :-)

Rachel said...

Ooh please count me in. I promise I'd share it. I have a very good friend who loves sewing and I'm sure would be thrilled to receive some of these pieces.

Tammy James said...

Oh Yum ... Please count me in Leonie.

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous idea Leonie - I just love it! Please don't enter me - I just wanted to tell you how lovely it is. We'll be away soon on summer holidays and I won't be here if I was that lucky to win. Just wanted to say what a lovely lovely idea :) K

Michelle said...

A very generous giveaway Leonie. Count me in, I've a few crafty friends who I could share it with.

xxx

Cat J B said...

Ooh it's all beautiful! I have one sister who is getting the urge to start/learn sewing, and with 3 sis' already doing so, I'm sure she would get gently tipped over the edge with some of these gorgeous fabrics. I would love to share them her.

Andi said...

A month ago, I'd have said these would be used for making end of year gifts. But I'm sure they will make great gifts ... maybe for the start of the next year!!!

ane said...

I would love to share this with my sister, we always end up sewing during the christmas holidays and this would be a wonderful inspiration for her.

My name is Wendy . . . said...

Hey .. I have a block swap where I've been teaching a few friends how to patchwork etc ... I'd share their way ... Merry Christmas back at you!

Monsurat said...

Yes i will love to have and share. Thank you.

Taylor Made said...

What a lovely idea...I have some great friend who would help me craft this into something for our overseas missions. thanks for the chance to win it.

Jes said...

You are so generous Leonie. Those are lovely fabric bits.

My open roads said...

awesome givaway and what a great idea! would happily share those away, how beautiful they are!

Nicki C K said...

This is awesome! I know exactly who I'd give this beautiful fabric to. I've been teaching a good friend of mine how to sew and she's really enjoying it. She has no sewing equipment or supplies whatsoever, so we've been using mine. A little birdy (her hubby)told me that he's giving her a sewing machine for Christmas, YAY! I would love to give her these fabrics as a gift so she could get started using her machine right away! Crossing my fingers for this one! Thanks for the chance to win!!

The Craft Gypsy said...

Now that is truly very Christmas-y of you Leonie :) I have a lovely friend who is going through a difficult time and who recently asked me to teach her some sewing basics. I would love to share these with her so she could get started on some projects. Wishing you and yours a joyous festive season xx

Emmy Lou said...

Oh so fun! Those fabrics are beautiful! I'm just getting into the joys of sewing and learning bit by bit - these would be my motivation to learn more and more, I'd love to be entered, thank you!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!!! I knwo exactly who I would share it with!!!

Kelly said...

Great giveaway. Please count me in...My girlfriend is learning to sew and I would love to share these beautiful fabrics with her.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

Kat said...

What a lovely giveaway. I think my mum would love some of these fabrics. I would definately be sharing with her if I was to win.

Melanie said...

Oh how incredibly generous of you! And what a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas! The fabrics are gorgeous, and no doubt will be a great inspiration to creativity for the lucky winner. I know a very special person on the other side of the globe for whom these would be just perfect. She's an incredibly generous person who just adores making love-filled gifts for others. Thanks so much for the chance to participate. I wish you and your family a Christmas filled with joy and gratitude.

(mpahk1[at]student[dot]monash[dot]edu[dot]au)

kello said...

I know an artistic little soul who is going to be the recipient of a sewing machine from Santa - I don't think 11 is too young to have a fabric addiction - she would love to get her fingers on your stash. Kel x

Jelly Wares said...

What a gorgeous giveaway Leonie!!! I have a very special lady in my life, my sister, that would love to share this bundle with me..

Take Care... :)

Jasmine said...

I'd have to share it around as I would be at risk of not doing enough with it myself! (My sewing machine and I aren't really good friends yet)....

jade holi said...

yes please!!!! count me in I would lurrrrve to share this lot with my mum, the red spotty fabric would look divine in her house & i am an aqua freak!

Nikki Cardigan said...

A "not for profit gift" is very you Leonie. And veyr cool CATCH. Great idea. I'd be sharing to two ways... one with my gorgeous sister who is throwing caution to the wind and taking a year's leave without pay to pursue her crafty dreams. And the other with my gorgeous fellow twin-mum friend who is rediscovering her inner-crafter with my gentle pushing!

Cat said...

What a wonderfully, generous and heart filled giveaway. I am trying to come up with a mixed media idea of personalised kids artworks and would love to have a play with some of these fabrics...and of course would love to share them with a friend too!

Nina... said...

What a lovely give away! I just stumbled upon your blog and was quite delighted by your quick wit and honest view of things. Your children are beautiful. You seem like such a good mama! Yes, it is possible to recover and thrive. In other words...I can relate! You GO girl!

Kate said...

What a fabulous concept for a Christmas giveaway Leonie. XX

Mel said...

Wow what a haul Leonie! And what a lovely idea - you guys are just awesome aren't you? I would share this with a fellow work-at-home mum who has rediscovered her passion for sewing along with me. We take time out every now and then to "go stitching" and often talk of having a "Mum's conference" like our fella's seem to ... all the time!

xx

Linda said...

very generous of you Leonie to share the fabric love!! Hope you are feeling better very soon! I am in awe of Dave's veggie patch, just called the hubby to check it out as he loves his too, he was gobsmacked at the size of it and the work Dave must put in - very impressive

Umatji said...

Oh what a great idea - i must say the fabric looks great and the sentiment even better - unclog the cupboard and consider the collective artery clogging htat is about to engulf the nation...
Fingers crossed!

dillpickle said...

That's such a great idea! I have a friend who recently got a sewing machine for her birthday and is loving playing around with it - some of that fabric would be perfect for her!

I hope the lurgy passes quickly - rest up and get better.

Melanie said...

OK now I will be honest, it will be super hard to part with any of those pieces but I know the perfect group of ladies to share them with. All my lovelies that I share a craft group with on Tuesdays. Wont they just love me to bits?!!!
good luck to everyone and thank you Leonie for such a generous giveaway.

katevet said...

what a great giveaway! I love the fabric :) thank you for the chance to win :)

Sherrin said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! I love this idea!

Mel said...

I'll share with my mother, and we'll learn to sew together.

Bec said...

Oooh, lovely!
If I was the winner I'd share it with my sister. I live in Hobart and she lives in Melbourne, we like to do projects together by distance. This stash has whet my appetite! Yummo!

Christy said...

I will share it with by BFF Cathy! You are so generous , Leonie. Thank you!

Happy holidays !

Linda said...

That would be fun....I wanna create something pretty. I hope I win. Thanks, and I love your blog!

mori said...

how fun. what a great idea.. and what delicious fabric!

Cinnamon said...

What lovely fabric scraps! And I know just the friend who would love a few scraps of designer fabrics she can't usually afford. Keeping my fingers crossed!
BTW, I won a pair of your pants via a Soulemama giveaway and they came in so handy while I was postpartum. I just wanted to let you know they are well loved!

Mrs Moen said...

I love the fabric scraps and the idea of sharing. I have a wonderful quilting friend who is always helpful and would love to share the fabric with her if I was so lucky to win.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Count me in!
If i win it i would share it with my friends daughter, She is just starting out in her new house and wants to do what i do and make toys for charity.
All the best to whoever wins.

Bernice said...

I love scraps and offcuts. There's something about them that ignite my creativity. My sister is visiting for Xmas and we could have a whole heap of fun with these.

Kate Bruning said...

My best friend in New Zealand is the kindest, most gorgeousestest, most wonderful person in the world and has not only just learnt to sew, but also gave birth to her second baby (a little girl called Harriet) two weeks ago. She has just been hospitalised with mastitis (yoswers) and is about to say goodbye to her parents who have been visiting from South Africa. She hasn't got a stash yet and I know that winning your fabric would make her year (apart from creating a new little life). And these patterns by the way, are completely and utterly her. Thanks for the opportunity Mr. and Mrs. Raglan Guld. xxooxx

Janice said...

Stopped by your blog for the first time today! It's lovely. Here in Ontario, Canada, we love to spend afternoons sewing in front of the wood stove. I would share the fabrics with my sewing friends. Hope you have a merry christmas!

kiko said...

Oh boy! I can think of several friends I can share them with. and I see some of my fav. fabrics there....Echino!

Thanks for the giveaway! Yesterday, a near by city here in Canada was the second coldest city in the world at minus 40 something......brr!! Maybe I will make a quilt with my portion... :)

pipsqueak said...

I'd use the stash to make softies for friends and family and share that way.
Merry Christmas.

Christie said...

what a lovely idea (& beautiful fabric too) i know just who i would share it with!

Janet said...

Gorgeous! Would share with a quilting friend - she MAY have recently just become a wee bit obsessed with it

kitty said...

Ooh, they're delicious! Please count me in.

erin said...

just found your blog via clutterpunk's 2009 retrospective--love your work and love your energy and enthusiasm for life! will be subscribing from now on... and thanks for sharing your stash, may the luckiest win! ;)

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE scraps and offcuts, especially echino! I will share mine with my best office-mate who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time at age 30.

The Fam said...

I just found your blog, I love it! I wish I could have asked for these fisherman's pants for Christmas! The yogis would be envious.

It would be great to share this fabric with my sister, who's afraid of sewing! If I could lure her with the right fabrics I could sell her!
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Sally said...

I've now thought of two people I could share that with (took me a while... but finally it came to me)... so please count me in too.

resewn sally said...

Beautiful idea, and beautiful fabric. Great way to share some festive spirit.
ResewnSally.

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

What a lovely giveaway. I would love to enter. Your Christmas' sound fabulous. This year we have 47 coming to lunch. Chaos in one room...a little too much chaos if you ask me.