Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Great International Stash Giveaway

Announcing Ginger Monkey's great-international-stash Giveaway.

First up, I'm planning to continue with more giveaways, because I have more stuff then seems reasonable. I'm thinking a weekly or fortnightly giveaway, on Wednesdays, until I am comfortable with the quantity of my stash. But that is in the future!

However let me describe today's offerings, for there are not one, but three, hopefully suitable for a range of crafters.

1) First up, there is some lovely fabric - a fat quarter with diagonal rows of red and pink high-heeled shoes. If you are a shoe girl, you'll love this. And if you aren't, the pattern is regular enough to be hidden from a distance.
balls of yarn
2) Next we have two balls of variegated raspberry coloured Sirdar Snowflake Chunky Magic. (In reality the lighter colour is pinker.) These were bought in pre-blog days. I was making Kiddo a hooded jumper, but the shop didn't have enough of one colour. I thought I could use these for the arms if need be, but managed to get some more of the right colour later.
balls of yarn

3) Last up, we have a child's size apron, mainly blue, but with some red and white.
apron It would appear to be unused, but was stored in my parents attic for many years. It probably came from Austria or Germany in about 1972, but there are no guarantees there. It looks like the main body was sewn together from three pieces, with a central panel and two side pieces. There are also two patch pockets with large flower motifs. detail of pocket If you didn't want it as an apron, the seams could easily be unpicked and turned into smaller pieces of fabric. The motifs (of men and women in Germanic national custumes) could be appliqued to some other things, like cloth bags. Or you could use it as apron.

apron



OK, so what do you need to do? You have until Saturday to enter, by commenting on this post. Please let me know which ones you want and your order of preference. Also make sure that there is an easy means for me to get in touch with you. I'll print the names out, and then pull them out of a hat to find out who will win.

If there are fewer then 10 entrants, the first name pulled will get everything they want, and the next name will get what they wanted out of what was left, until everything is gone.

If there are 11 to 20 entrants, the winner will get their top two, and the other item(s) will remain in the draw for the next name pulled.

If there are more then 20 entrants, then the winner will get one thing, the second will get one thing and the third will get one thing.

Finally, please do join in here! I don't mind if this is your first time reading this blog, or if you have your own blog, or any of those many possible permutations that lead to people lurking.

94 comments:

tea and cake said...

Ooh, am I first? Yippee!
I would love to make a bid for your giveaway - in the order of the piccies on your post, if that's okay?
In fact, I would be happy for any one of the giveaways on offer, but my preference is for the fabric.
Thank you.
(my email address is on my About Me bit of my blog)

Codi said...

i would love the fabric, thats my first choice, then the apron. my email is codiandtim@gmail.com, thanks for hosting the giveaway

"Stampgram" said...

Oooh, great stuff! My first choice would be the apron cuz my hubby was born in Germany and it would be so cute for my little granddaughter who loves t o"help", then the yarn, then the fabric. But all are very cool.

This is so fun...stash-busting, what a super concept. Count me in, and come by and join my giveaway.

fi said...

woohoo! count me in:)i LOVE that apron!thanks for sharing:)

kleinzonnetje said...

Shoes! Please enter me for the give away - oh and I'd like the fabric please if I win! feel free to make a isit to my blog to enter the giveaway there.

Christy A. said...

Hi Penny! Thanks for your giveaway! I'd love the chunky magic!

Bec Clarke said...

I don't want to be greedy so I will just take one item in order of preference as follows:
Fabric
Apron
Wool

Thanks for having a giveaway

Sonya said...

Such lovely things - who would have thought giving fabric away could be so much fun! Your little kiddy apron is just beautiful (it's naughty to covet things, but that's a real temptation - te,he) Can't wait to see if i win something - ooh, and great blog, by the way :o)
Toodles,
~Sonya

DianeH said...

The fat quarter would be fine. Thanks for putting my name in your draw. So nice to find new blogs this way.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

Trying Traditional said...

Oh, the apron is adorable and my girls would flip!

My order: apron, yarn, fabric

Thanks!

annayama said...

Love how Katy keeps introducing me to great blogs. Such lovely things. I would have to say that my first preference would be the apron, then the fabric and lastly the wool. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :D

michelle said...

I would die for that apron! So beautiful! I promise we would give it a really good home! I love pink too so I would have fun with the yarn too. But the apron is definitely my first pick, oh please pick me!

Rebecca Maples said...

Love them, My first choice is the fabric, second would be the apron.
Thanks,
Rebecca
beckymaples@surewest.net

Sue Cahill said...

I would love the apron, then the fabric, then the yarn though it was hard to choose the order with such great prizes.

Thanks for the chance.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

sewfunky said...

My preference is 3, 1, 2...

Ohhh Goodie, Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter my draw for 7 fat quarters! :)

http://sew-funky.blogspot.com

Shean said...

I love the fabric since I am a shoe hog. The apron is so great the colors are vibrant. I would go 1,3, and 2. Thank you
Shean

BrineS said...

Lovely! 1st choice - apron. 2nd choice - fabric. 3rd choice - yarn.

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

summersadie said...

Oh, please enter me. What great stuff. My first choice is that great apron!

ozlynda said...

Wow such a wonderful giveaway and on such a wonderful day too.
The sun is shining and it's my birthday.
Thanks for your generosity.
My choice would be 2,3 then 1.
Lynda
lyndat65 at tpg.com.au

Angela said...

looks great I prefer fabric..
thanks

Moeder Kip said...

Oh I love that apron - definitely first choice.
Then the fabric, then the yarn.
All beautiful - thanks so much.

She said...

Love the shoe fabric!
maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

jodie said...

Oh my, I would love that apron! Thanks for the chance to win!

jodie.marie
at
verizon.net

Lydia said...

I absolutely LOVE the shoe fabric. I am a shoe girl! My second favorite is the apron...I am very intrigued by it mainly because it is so different from what I see at the shops here.
Thanks!

beingparticular(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I would love the shoe fabric! Then the pink bit, then the apron.

sewjourn said...

First would be the apron, then the fabric then the wool but hey I'm not fussy!!! My email is info@sewjourn.net.au

Jenn said...

HHmmm...decisions...
because I am a yarn-a-holic..the yarn would be my first choice.
love the apron for my older baby girl so that would be second and the fabric would actually come in third...just because you put up that yarn :)

VintageCrafter said...

OH love the apron! Thanks for the chance to win it!
*smiles from CANADA*
CArol caoconnell2@shaw,ca

Ariane said...

I love all your prizes. Sigh me up. Thanks for sharing with us.

Holly said...

Oh, my. Choices! Let's see...my first choice would be the darling apron, then the yarn, then the fabric.

AJ said...

Ohhh I love the colour of that wool!! Please count me in for that!

A glance at my world said...

I love that first fabric! It just looks so neat :)

Kelly said...

I love all your giveaways - please sign me up. My order of preference is:
(1) The gorgeous apron - it would look so beautiful on my little girl, and with blonde hair, blue eyes and "Fiedler" for a surname she would look just like a little German girl, despite being a true blue Aussie. LOL
(2) The divine shoe fabric - I would have to turn it into something for my mum who is seriously addicted to shoes!
(3) The pretty pink yarn - I can see that becoming a beanie and scarf for my daughter.
I'm giving away too, so please drop by and enter my giveaway. :-)

Amy said...

I love the shoes and the apron would have to be my second choice. Lovely blog by the way.

1/4 of an inch said...

I have to have that fabric...then the apron....please choose me:) Tam xo

Margy said...

I would like to enter your giveaway

lani said...

Nice stuff please enter me and do go to my blog to enter yourself...lani

tiff said...

i like in order of preference:

1)apron
2)yarn
3)fabric

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

summernightsmiles said...

I would love to win the fabric, it's my first choice. But being from Austria myself & the apron possibly being from here, the apron would definitely be my second choice =)

vickie said...

yummy yarn


1. sirdar
2. fabris

thank you vbarton24at gmail dot com

Kylie said...

I love that fabric, so it definitely goes at number one! Apron second and since I don't knit or do anything woolish, if I get drawn third, do a redraw! Thanks!

Vanessa said...

ohh... the fabric is adorable! thank you for entering me! you have a lovely blog!

Sam said...

Hi I would love the material, or I would really love the apron. I am really short (almost 5ft) and so it would probably fit me and I do lots of cooking - 5 teenage kids - and it is really beautiful. Thanks for doing this. You can contact me by email s.downes@murdoch.edu.au Sam.

Sardana said...

I'd be happy to win the shoes print

Stacey said...

i like the apron best, thanks
Stacey
luv2knit@roadrunner.com

saganaga said...

yarn, apron, fabric, thanks!

Donna said...

I love the apron, then the yarn, then the fabric, although they're all great - did you make the apron/


I can be reached at my blog, where I write abotu crafting with a friend and coblogger:
http://www.kindredcrafters1.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Donna

domoshar said...

Hi, they are all so beautiful. Thank you!
Well, wool, fabric, apron
Thanks for visiting my blog and my giveaway /I prefer small projects too/ :)

Rachel said...

OOoh, I like that stuff! My order of preference would be 2,3,1. Thanks!

Esther said...

Oh shoes, the fabric please or indeed the yarn. Much as I love the apron give it to someone who has girls as we have boys upon boys here.

Lisa S said...

apron, yarn, fabric

Thanks!
Lisa
Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1
lisa(dot)samples(at)gmail.com

sarah said...

my first choice is the apron
2nd choice - yarn
3rd choice - fabric

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Anya said...

My first choice would be the yarn, but I'd take any of them. Thanks for the chance.

Donna said...

Please enter me! 1. Aapron, 2 yarn 3 fabric Thanks for the chance to win! southerner@aol.com

Digital Misfit said...

Lovely giveaway items!
My first choice would be for that amazing sweet apron, then the adorable shoe fabric, then the pretty pink yarn!
hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Miche said...

they are all great but that apron is awesome (and my birthyear) I love that has history. Thanks for doing this!

AlwaysInspired said...

That fabric is great, but I really love the apron! Please enter me!

Bunny said...

Beautiful stash!

My favourites, in order of preference would be #3, then #2, then #1. If you weren't giving the apron away I would offer to buy it!

Jenna Z said...

Oooh, what awesome offerings! I like the apron first and best of all!! But the yarn is tempting too!

torinem said...

Oh, i would love the yarn so pretty! And then, the apron! It is so sweet!

tornem(at)yahoo.com

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Yes please - throw my name in please! I guess my order of preference would be the order of the their appearance. Thank you!
Hugs,
Kerry

Katie said...

I would love the apron, it's gorgeous! I would make a little irl in my life very happy!

rachel griffith said...

please add my name to the mix.
thanks.
:D

the fabric is my choice.
but i'll take whichever.
:D

Dolores said...

If I did win, my preference is the way you have them laid out. Number 1, 2 and then 3.
Thank you, Dolores

Moogsmum said...

Oh my word - I just love that apron! I've just found you via Katy's blog and would love to enter your giveaway please :-)

(My email contact is on my blog profile)

Just realised I may need to do a second and third choice...in which case 2nd fabric and 3rd yarn please.

Lovely to find a new (to me) blog :-)

xxx

Dayna said...

fabric or the apron...I can't do knitting or crocheting anymore so don't want to take something someone else could use.

Taryn said...

I would be thrilled with any of the three and could put them all to good use.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My what nice things. I would pefer to go backwards in order as I love the apron, then number2,then 1. Please enter me...m.

Heather said...

Love the apron! Count me in please

Debra said...

Love the yarn, but would be happy with any of these lovelies!

willnnabel@cavtel.net

Mindy and Lola said...

Any of the three would be fine...
thanks so much...

shellyfish said...

Wow - choices! I don't think I can choose - maybe in the order you suggested...yep.

Nancy said...

I actually love the apron the very best. I can, however, make use of any of the items. Thank you for your generous giveaway. Good luck on your studies!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Laila L S said...

I would love to win the yarn.
Second best would be the fabric.

Fran said...

Oh this is just so great.... I just adore the apron and I have 5 little grandaughters who would love to take turns wearing this when they come to visit, while helping Nana make cookies. Second would be the shoes fat quarter. And as for the wool, as lovely and cuddly as it looks and sounds, I have no use for it as I can no longer knit or crochet due to arthritis.
Thank you so much for participating in this, and check out my give away on my blog. If you click on my name it should bring you to my home page with all the info you need to get in touch with me.

Momilani510 said...

I would LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the apron, but any will be appreciated! Happy giveaway day! & by-the-who, I like you blog as well....

Kim said...

I would love to win the yarn 1st, then the fabric. Thanks for a great giveaway! Kim

kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

linny said...

Ooooh! I love the shoe fabric. Not sure what I'd make with it but Im sure it will get used

Amy said...

I like them in order 3-2-1...LOL

Baba said...

What a lovely trio of gifts. I would put in my bid in the order of your pictures. Thank you so much for the chance!

Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun blog-hopping and making friends this year.

my preference 3, 1, 2 :)

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

Becky said...

Oh such wonderful giveaway goodies! Ok my order of preference is:

Apron (too stinkin' cute!)
Yarn
Fabric

Thanks so much!

dbkagrayson2002 [at] gmail [dot] com

Sherry said...

I'm new to your blog and I love it! I made one of the magazine Christmas trees and they are so cute! I love the cin. & applesauce ornaments too! I would love to enter your giveaway! I guess I like the apron the most, then the yarn and then the fabric. Thanks for the chance!

Sherry

Jackie said...

I'd love to be entered into the giveaway for any of the items offered up. You're so generous!

maggie fellow said...

love all your giveaways, so just surprise me if... thanks for sharing
--maggie

http://www.stampingwithmaggie.com

Lisa said...

I would love to be entered to win. Thank you! :-) I love them all. But if I have to put them in order of preferance I guess it would be the order you have them in now 1 fabric 2 yarn and 3 apron. I am also having a giveaway that is part of the OWOH giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter. :-)

D said...

My order would be 2,3,1. :) Great giveaway!

Merc said...

oh that apron is soooo kewt! Please enter me in your giveaway and come visit mine. Thx, Carrie

AnnieB said...

amazing apron - please count me in!

Paige said...

Oh lovely! That shoe fabric is...mmm...yes...would be perfect with my 60 pairs of actual shoes!

The order of the pics is good for me!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love the yarn! Then the apron (so adorable), then the fabric.

Kayleigh (sometimes Robin) said...

Lovely items!
In order of pref I'd love:
The apron, the yarn, and the fabric.
Thanks for the giveaway!!
Robin
cokelush at gmail

free indeed said...

I'll take mine in the order you show them. I'll look to follow your blog for future giveaways too. I am a greedy biddy when it comes to fabric. snicker

rachel-renee said...

I would love either the apron (1st choice) or the fabric (2nd choice). My mom had some fabric like that apron that I remember from when I was a little girl!

rebekkahsrc@hotmail.com