Sunday, July 6, 2008

The been away giveaway!

This evening I started on the BIG selvedge project. I know you are all probably sick to death of the selvedge thing by now but I just can't stop myself. You know how most towns have a crazy cat-lady who had about thirty cats? I think that I might become the crazy selvedge lady.
The crazy selvedge lady would cover her own couch in selvedge and wallpaper the laundry in selvedge.........
(the scary thing is there is a part of me that thinks that would be pretty cool.)



So for now these are my selvedge cushions. Gorgeous red linen on the back and bright green zips because that it what I had to hand. I like the backs almost as much as the front. If you want to give them a go, make sure you foundation piece your selvedges to some cotton first for the fronts.

I have been away all weekend . Mr Ric - Rac organised a two night stay somewhere lovely and his mum to babysit , all very strange and romantic and puzzling until he admitted in his particularly Mr Ric -Rac style that it was a birthday present for me.........he'd just gotten the month wrong.... and his mum forgot to turn up for the first night so we had to call in back-up. What a crack up. We had a great time.

So while we were away I held a giveaway. If you commented on either of the last two posts you were entered (whether you liked it or not I guess), and now the following people might like to send me their address and then keep an eye on their post box.



I love the retrospective giveaway and these guys are the winners of a little birdcage.

Curlypops

amandajean

twocheeseplease

51 comments:

  1. Oh those cushions are gorgeous! So clean and interesting and fun and fab! Can't think of enough ways to say how much I like them!!!

    Happy non-birthday - Mr Ric-Rac is a hoot!

    Love your retrospective style giveaways - a very good plan!

    And what's wrong with wanting selvedge wallpaper and sofa covers? Sounds ideal to me - why restrict it to the laundry room?

    Lucy xxx

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  2. Brilliant cushions! Absolutely perky! Can't wait to see the 'big' project... could it be a quilt, or a curtain, or a dress (hmm, I like that idea, I can just picture it)?
    And a retrospective giveaway, noice.
    And yes, happy non-birthday!

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  3. absolutely love those cushions! very nice idea and with the red it's just perfect! would love to see your couch when finished...lol!

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  4. Gorgeous cushions, crazy selvedge lady.

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  5. Love the cushions. Just read your June 13th Abba Dancing Queen post. Hilarious.

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  6. Oh Jodie, are you serious?! Please tell me you're serious!

    (I like your idea of a stealthy giveaway too! Very clever).

    Please do feel free to enter mine (or I might just stealthily enter you anyway!)

    I also don't think you're crazy for loving selvedge AT ALL. I just wish I had more! I buy such tiny lengths of fabric that I never really get much in the way of selvedge.. I might have to buy more, just so I can get some!

    Those cushions are gorgeous and you must know that everyone who reads your blog is eagerly awaiting the big reveal of the papa selvedge project!

    I'll email off my address now and once again, thank you so so so much for letting me own one of your birdcages!

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  7. Thankyou so much for having a retrospective giveaway and drawing my name....that is the coolest thing ever! I love your little birdcages and I can't wait for a little birdie to come and live at my house....now I just have to think of a name....

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  8. A retrospective giveaway, what a great idea! The cushions look fantastic love the backs too. What a lovely weekend, lucky you.

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  9. Glad you had a good weekend away, even if it wasn't your birthday. The cushions look great.

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  10. Love that giveaway idea! The cushions are truly inspired! Glad you had a good weekend away.

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  11. I love the retrospective giveaway idea. I'd have liked it even more if I had left a comment last time instead of lurked..

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  12. How lucky are you! That is so nice of Mr Ric Rac. Cushions are very cute and so ric raccy. I've asked for a trip to the footy for my birthday ..

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  13. Lovely cushions! You know this is the give away that I like! The one were the people who take the time to read and comment are rewarded with. Not the ones where every man and their dog who you have never seen leave a comment on your blog get a go at! Good on you Jodie! And well done to the lucky winners!

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  14. your cushions look great! it's funny, but after reading your blog, I find it really hard to cut into selvedge!! I always find myself cutting around it, even though I don't do anything with it. heheh

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  15. Oh bummer, I just found your blog via Eileen's and have to say I love your selvage pillow!!! What a wonderful IDEA!!! I am going to have to start saving my selvage pieces!!!

    If you don't mind, I am going to add you to my blog roll. I love your blog!! So cute!!

    Have a great day!!

    Becky in California

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  16. Ha Ha love Mr Ric Rac. Hope you had a nice time away. The cushions are fab.

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  17. Just love an unexpected getaway, and fun that it turned into an unexpected giveaway.

    The cushions are delightful and the red linen luscious.

    I've seen a laundry room papered in cancelled postage stamps, why not selvedges? Sounds dizzing!!

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  18. Lovely blog, lovely cushions. Funny about your MIL not turning up on the right day! Sounds like mine!

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  19. You are clever with your retrospective giveaways - and the cushions are of course lovely.

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  20. What a great idea Jodie! Fantastic use of selvedge - you can never have too much! I love looking at it. The green zips are fantastic too! Are you taking orders for dolls at the moment? J

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  21. love them! so cool. Who could ever get bored of selvages???

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  22. Those cushions are fantastic. You make me want to rush out and buy fabric purely for the selvedges.

    (I love the retrospective competition idea too...)

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  23. ohhhh no way!!! I never get sick of selvedge. Love the cushions!!

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  24. That pillow is amazing. I love it. How clever!

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  25. I'm so pleased to have won! and your selvege cushions...stunning!!! I love the green zipper with the red linen. I, for one, am not tired with the selvege projects one bit. keep them coming. :)

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  26. Just found you through fav from another site, LOVE the cushions. I have a frrling I will be checking you out ALOT !!.
    Beth

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  27. Love the way your weekend away came about and laughed even more that the 1st night babysitter forgot!!!! Hope Mr Ric-rac doesn't think it actually does count for your proper birthday!

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  28. Excellent selvedge cushions! Every town needs a crazy selvedge lady...especially a town as cold as Ballarat ;)

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  29. It doesn't sound that crazy to selvedge the sofa or the laundry room! Fab cushions!:)

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  30. When you start going for selvedge wallpaper... you need a large drink. Then you need to put down the selvedge and step awaaay from the selvedge. Or you may go over the selvedge.

    Tho' being the crazy selvedge lady would be cool...in a weird, not-a-crazy-cat-lady way. You haven't thought of selvedging a cat by any chance?

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  31. a selvedge sofa? oh, do it do it, crazy selvedge lady (I'll be the cat lady) I am going to dream about a selvedge sofa now, you do know that, don't you?
    Those cushions are fabulouso. You are such a clever little sausage.

    I'm not even mentioning the giveaway...Im off to weep about not winning....

    (but well done to those that did!)

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  32. Love the new look blog Jodie - VERY CLEVER!!!

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  33. I like your cushions...
    I like give aways...
    So offcourse I leave a comment ;o)

    Love,
    Maureen

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  34. I love your selvedge cushions - they're beautiful!
    VCxx

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  35. How could I get sick of anything so pretty! I've got some selvedge items I've made myself. I love them.

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  36. I really don't want to sound like a stalker, but where has this blog been all my life! Glad I found you...love the selvage everything!!!! I'll be back!

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  37. Hi Jodie

    My emails don't seem to be getting through to you....I've been sending them to your polkadot address which is the reply address that I get from your messages....is this correct???

    Cam xx

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  38. Your selvedge cushions are fab! I think being the mad selvedge woman is definately something to aspire to :)

    Your unbirthday surprise sounds perfect. Well done Mr Ric-Rac....even if your timing was a bit off!

    xxx

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  39. gorgeous cushions! such a fun idea. now pleease don't forget to share that laundry with us when you are done!!!!!

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  40. I love the selvedge cushions. I'm so tempted to go through my stash and hack off the selvedges and make stuff. Coasters would be an easy thing.
    I love visiting your blog and seeing what new things you are doing!

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  41. Those cushions are great. I love how you are able to use selvedges...Sounds like you had a great time with Mr. Ric-Rac..

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  42. Just found you blog the other day and have gone back and perused all your previous posts (do you not have 'categories' here?) Anyhow, I've enjoyed reading and looking...your writing style is so engaging and I love when you do one of your "kindy" days.

    Will look forward to more fun...

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  43. I just love your selvedge projects! It's so original and has such a fabulous effect!

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  44. like your selvedge pillows.......and I guess Mr Ric Rac got his memory from his mum.........lol.......

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  45. I'm just in love with everything you make out of selvedge, but I think the pillows are my very favorite of them all :)

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  46. Congrats on your win! If you are interested in a little handmade trading, let me know. Your stuff is amazing.

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  47. Freakin awesome ;) Now I want to collect selvedge.... DH is gonna kill me! lol....

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  49. WONDERFULL, very good idea, original
    I love the bag
    Congratulations

    MARTINE from FRANCE


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