The rule of three: Pattern Pyramids & a Blog-o-versary (+ bonus giveaway!)

Last month I received my third Pattern Pyramid, this one all the way from Canada via Gjeometry and boy, did it take it’s time!

Posted on February 19th it didn’t finally turn up on my door step until May 2nd!

Check out Catja’s super cute (and very athletic) kitty choosing the winner. I am inspired to convince Harri into helping with my PP giveaway. Paper is one of Harri’s favourite toys right at the moment ss evidenced by the piece of paper I left alone on the couch last night which is now sporting some new tiny teeth holes!

So you all should know the drill by now, here is what is up for grabs:

I am keeping the Butterick wrap dress because I have a soft spot for wrap/reversible/infinity style clothing.

It joins these three in my pattern collection:

Here are your rules:

  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight NZDT (UTC/GMT +12 hours) on Friday 31st May (which really means when I get up Saturday morning!) but you must have an active blog.
  • I will randomly select one winner and post them the collection of 6 patterns.
  • That person will then pick one pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own give-away. They will randomly select a winner to post the remaining patterns to.
  • And so it goes on until there is a last pattern winner…you get the idea.
  • Some people like to replace the pattern they are taking with another from their stash, this keeps the pyramid going longer, but is not compulsory. I am not adding this time around but I do have another giveaway to share below.

So comment below to be in the draw and tell me which pattern you would keep out of the selection above. Then pop over to Gjeometry’s blog, she just received one of the original Wellington Pattern Pyramids!

Now, apparently it’s that time of year again, it always sneaks up on me! It’s my Blog-o-versary, I have been blogging for 3 years, wow! :)

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So that’s a good excuse for another giveaway!

How about a BurdaStyle magazine? I should really have thought of this sooner, like mid-April, since May has been our Burda Month Sew-along but that’s OK, it’s still a good prize no?

The issue is November 2010 which you can preview here also.

Here are the highlights:

If the winner is not in NZ I’ll also throw in a bonus Kiwi treat for you to try ;)

Participating or not you can enter to win, anyone, anywhere is eligible. It would be awesome if you do win please sew something from it and share it with me later.

So, it’s easy, leave me a comment if you want the chance to win this magazine and tell me: Do you have any of these mags or none at all? Are you sewing along with us? Following in spirit? Have we maybe even convinced you to give Burda a try?

You can enter for either giveaway or both, just make it clear in your comments and answer my questions :)

Good luck!

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Pattern Pyramid Update

I’ve sort of been voluntarily offline these Christmas holidays but just a quick post to update you on my contribution to the Wellington Pattern Pyramid.

Hannah from Made with Hugs & Kisses has received my parcel and she chose McCall’s 6037 and has added two more patterns to keep the pyramid trucking along, including a cute kiddies outfit:

Made with Hugs & Kisses Pattern Pyramid!

If you missed out on one of the other Wellington Pattern Pyramids you should pop on over to Hannah’s blog post here and get yourself in the draw :) Good luck!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas xx

 

And the winner is…

*drum roll…

Comment number 5 – since my comments are displayed in reverse order (newest comments are first) I’ll count backwards to…

Hannah of Made with Hugs & Kisses! Hannah loved the McCall’s pattern, nice choice!

From Wellington my pattern pyramid is now off to Liverpool. I look forward to seeing where in the world it ends up next :)

Hannah, contact me with your address details through the contact form found here and I’ll get it off to you asap.

Thanks for all your comments everyone, it was a lot of fun to start a new pyramid, make sure you keep an eye on Hannah’s blog for your chance at the next round.

If you are sad you didn’t win why don’t you hop on over to Nikki’s blog? Her pyramid is still open and you currently have a 100% chance of winning a couple of super cute Style patterns!

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Pattern Pyramid – LAST CHANCE!

Today is the last day for you to leave a comment HERE to be in with a chance to win my Wellington Pattern Pyramid so hop on over and comment quick. Tomorrow, sometime in-between between making a Pavlova, stuffing myself full at our early family Christmas lunch and waddling home, I will draw a winner and announce ;)

Don’t forget to check out the other Wellington Blogger’s pages too for more chances to win!

In other sewing related news, I thought I’d share a sneak peek of my NZ Handmade Christmas Ornament Swap ornament. I can’t show you the whole thing yet because my I am posting it this weekend (yes I am a week late but my partner is also in NZ so no worries!)

So tiny!

Ohh!

What is it? ;) Well, it’s pretty tiny, that’s what it is!

After I started I was thinking to myself, “what am I DOING?!” but actually, I made 3 of these in a row and it was quite soothing to slow down and work at such a small scale.

They were quick to make too, the hardest part, in truth, was picking from my ridiculously large stash of fat quarters, why do I keep buying these things?!

This isn’t even one-quarter of my stash!

Also, from the last BMV.com sale:

These arrived in just 7 days, what?!

The DKNY is going high up “the list”, I even have an amazing 1.2 meter remnant already pulled out for it. Should be a speedy make, so many fantastic versions online!

Just quickly, in gardening news:

Broccoli

Silverbeet!

Tomatoes!

Oh, and Happy National Jandal Day ;)

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