Friday, April 16, 2010

a blog-o-versary, a birthday and a giveaway


Right, first things first.

A while back this here blog'o'mine turned one. Hard to believe considering I've never managed to keep a diary for more than a few days. I guess the difference between a diary and a blog is YOU. You sitting there reading this stuff I prattle on about and (still can't believe this part), taking the time to write me a comment. I truly had no idea when I wrote my first post, from my kitchen making egg and lettuce sandwiches, that one year on I would have made true friends not to mention all the amazing things I have learned from reading everyone else's blogs.

So, in return I offer you a long overdue and hearty THANK YOU and the chance to grab a pile of goodies I  have been accumulating for the long overdue, better late than never blog-o-versary giveaway!


birthday/bloggy giveaway


For a better explanation of what it all is there are notes about everything here. In addition I want to include fabric but had no idea what to choose. So, if you want a chance to win this lot* enter a comment below and tell me what your favourite colour is (or what colour fabric you like because sometimes, it differs doesn't it?), and I'll include some fabric in that colour.

Oh and the birthday bit? Well today is my 36th birthday. So far it has been spent wiping two runny noses, changing more than my fair share of dirty nappies, and splitting up more fights than I care to think of. BUT this afternoon there will be cupcakes! Sadly not these gorgeous offerings but hopefully they'll come close ;)

Good luck everybody and thanks again x

* if you live outside of Australia I will include a lighter version of the teacup pincushion ;)


Edited to Add: Forgot to say I will draw a winner in some random manner next Tuesday 20 April. 

37 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope there are many cupcakes and no more booggers!!!
    I love green but have a sudden urge to get some grey in my fabric stash - can't fight a fabric urge :o)
    Enjoy your day and happy bloggaversary.
    Abbe

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  2. Happy birthday to you!
    I hope this afternoon is all about you and that the cup cakes are divine!
    I hope 36 is a brilliant one!
    Lots of love Kate XX

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  3. We must have started around the same time....sheeesh great minds hay!!!!! My fav color...red. Happy birthday love, may we share many a more together.....cheers!!

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  4. Happy birthday Mel, I wish you were close enough for me to give you a real cupcake rather than a virtual one, but unfortunately some of the loveliest people I have met in blogland seem to be very far away.
    as Kate said, hope this afternoon is all about you but I guess some nappies will need to get your attention aswell.
    hugs to you

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  5. Happy birthday, happy blogoversary! Such alot of celebrating in one post. Hope this afternoon improves and the cupcakes are delish. For fabric, hmmm, grey or red at the moment (it changes wildly so whatever!!). Bec x

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday Mel! I hope this year is a super duper one filled with cupcakes, champagne and something delicious, like cake cake and more cupcakes!

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  7. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy some yummy cupcakes this afternoon.

    Congratulations on your recent blogoversary as well - and what a lovely giveaway. My favourite fabric colour would have to be red, this week!

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  8. Happy Birthday Mel! I spent the best part of my birthday nursing Alfie with the spews.

    A great year it has been for you!

    Don't count me in the giveaway - just wanted to stop by and wish you many happy returns x

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  9. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the cupcakes and hopefully you get 30 mins with no pooey nappies!

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  10. Happy Birthday!!! I hope those little sweetie pies of yours settle down a little for your special day.

    I too could not keep a dang diary to save my life haha....On the color note, Cool blues and grey's have been catching my eye lately.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Great giveaway! Please count me in! My favourite fabric colour is green.

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  12. Happy blogging, always lovely posts at your place. What a lovely giveaway, i must do one too. Love Posie

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  13. Happy Birthday, Mel!! A great day for birthdays, apparently - my daughter turns 15 today (15!!!!). Hope your cupcakes are yummy :)

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  14. Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a fabulous day. And Happy anniversary! I somethimes feel as though blogging is a diary of sorts...always enjoy your posts. Oh & should I be lucky enough, I'd say greys & dusty blues are a bit of a favourite...have a great weekend.

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  15. oh, how sweet. I attended a long life celebration for a Buddhist monk once and he gave presents to everyone who came, and at the time I thought, I should be generous and give presents on my birthday, as giving is such a pleasure....but then life happened and I promptly forgot! So happy birthday-and blogday too!I am a fan of reds, or greys, or blues...or anythings really...p.s-when I did a give away I let my kids pick out the best answer.

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  16. Happy birthday! I hope the cupcakes were delicious and that the drippy noses dry up quickly.

    My favourite colour is red.

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  17. ah happy birthday! hope you had a great one, i gave up on my diary years ago, but can just about manage to keep up with this blogging lark,

    i like most colours, but probably blues, greens, greys & yellows most!

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  18. Well, as 'they' say Mel, from little things, big things grow... :) Sure goes for your gorgeous blog, your crafty skills and your list of followers, anyway. Let's hope it does NOT apply to the runny noses, or your stomach after the cupcakes.

    A very happy birthday to you, and I am totally wetting pants in excitement at the chance to win your goodies, most especially the pincushion. As for choosing fabric If I did win, I would actually attempt to demand all your scraps of around 2 inches as I'm planning a charm quilt. Or am I? Not yet decided.

    Anyway. From little comments, big comments grow. I'm going now.

    x G

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  19. happy birthday enjoy your day and cupcakes. i am also 36 on monday yikes!!!

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  20. happy birthday! hope you are busy enjoying lots of cupcakes right now :)

    super generous giveaway! i would love to enter and my favourite colour to sew with are shades of blue-teal-turquoise, they suck me in every time!

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  21. Happy birthday! And here's to many more! My fav colour has to be purple. Love it. all shades. Just so vibrant.
    Sal. X

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  22. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day with your family.

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  23. Happy Birthday =DDD And congrats for your blog too!
    My fave color is pink.
    Thanks a lot for the chance.

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  24. what a wonderful giveaway ... thanks for the thought.

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  25. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a superb day.
    Congrats on your blogoversary.

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  26. Happy Birthday! Cheeky, I don't remember you mentioning your bday on Wednesday!

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  27. Happy Birthday to you!

    Hope you've had a magical day.

    Thanks for sharing the love... I'm not fussed about colour - but I have been searching for a sweet floral print.

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  28. You do do everything in spades! Hope that includes cupcake consumption and birthday out on the town-ness tonight? Happy birthday sweet, excellent lady.

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  29. Happy birthday! I guess I've always liked blue the best ... yet strangely I own no blue fabric. Funny how that is. Enjoy those cupcakes!

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  30. Happy Birthday Mel. xxx What a great assortment of goodies you have assembled. Hope you get spoiled as much as you are spoiling one of your lucky readers.
    p.s green is my fave colour

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  31. Happy Birthday for yesterday! I too will be three-six in a couple of weeks time! Happy one year blogiversary as well! Looking forward to meeting you in Melbourne! Nic

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  32. Happy Birthday and happy blogiversary too! As for fabric, I always love anything with lots of white in - I'm not sure why. I've tried quilting with black but it's just not quite as happy as white. So why do I dress all in black?!

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  33. Happy Birthday/Anniversary!
    Thanks for the giveaway, my fave colour is red.

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  34. Happy Birthday, happy bloggaversay, hope the cupcakes were good cause all that snot doesn't sound so great!! My fav material colour (at this stage in time) is green...and what a gorgeous pack of loot you have put together.

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  35. I am late but not too late and that is all that matters - no. Hope you had a lovely birthday and that soon the snuffles will be snuffed. Thank you for taking the time to share your creations and I love to spend a little time in your neck of the woods.
    x

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  36. I am the 36th comment on your birthday giveaway post! Happy Birthday! I always look forward to reading your posts.

    I know I have won one of your lovely giveaways, but I thought I would sneak an entry in, in case lightening strikes twice! :)

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  37. Happy Birthday Mel! I've tried a few times to comment over the last few days without success, so hopefully we're in luck now. I love many many colours. Fave blue, then red, then green....then....well, the list goes on but I'm not at all fussy! And I hope you guys are feeling better soon - we are a bit sad and sorry and snotty too xx

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