Monday, 21 November 2011

A little round up with a giveaway at the end.

Today we need to have a little round up, a little regrouping session as I have found that I am creating faster than I am blogging. That sounds very industrious doesn't it but what it actually means is that my blogging is a bit sporadic, but I 'm working on it honest.
Firstly there are the photos of my finished Christening cake. All made from fabric just in case you were wondering.
This was commissioned by a friend who lives a couple of doors away and I'm glad I have it finished ready for the coming weekend.
I do hope she likes it. She's not seen it yet.

Staying with the food theme. I have just uploaded a few fabric mince pies to my Folksy Shop in case anyone needs a calorie free version for the festive season.


They make your special cake plates look pretty without you feeling the need to stuff your face with the real thing and pile on the pounds before the big day, lol.


Ah now the bit I've been looking forward to showing you.


I've finished my latest batch of brooches,


and I'm mighty pleased with them,


so I thought I'd share a couple of them with you and ...


see what you think.


Actually I've just this minute decided, as a thankyou for telling me what you think I'm going to have a giveaway!


YAY!


As a token of thanks from me to my lovely followers and occasional readers (all welcome here), because you are all lovely and I do really appreciate the time you take to comment on my blog. And I am very aware that I don't have as much time as I use to, to pop by all of you blogs these days.


So I will offer up one brooch of my choosing (similar to the ones shown here)to the first name out of the hat on...er...


Thursday 24th November.


Not long then!


Only a couple of days!


All you have to do is leave a teeny tiny comment or a whopping big comment the choice is yours, at the bottom of the post. That's it, no jumping through hoops I don't agree with all that having to become a follower and add a link on your blog, blah, blah, blah.
Just make sure I can contact you for your postal detail if you are the lucky winner.




If you would like to purchase a pretty brooch you can do so here at my Folksy shop and that would make me very happy indeed. Thank you to Lynne who has already snaffled two up!




Love Fi x





Edited to add....Please note I had the date for the giveaway as Thur 28th but Sue kindly pointed out that it was wrong so I have now corrected it to


Thursday 24th November, as it should have been.


So spitspot, quick sharp everybody!
thanks Sue.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

THANK YOU.


77 comments:

The Krafty Cupcake said...

Ooh yes please I would love the chance to win one of your fabby brooches - they are beautiul! as is that mince pie, nom, nom! my email is susan.vaughan4@hotmail.co.uk Sue x

Amanda said...

Don't you sew some lovely food! The cake is a lovely keepsake.

Jane said...

The cake is fabulous, what a lovely thing to keep over the years.

Stocki said...

The cake is gorgeous...and those little mince pies.. I'm sure I would feel more hungry just looking at them though! Your brooches are beautifully individual... I love your colour mixes :)x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Your mince pies are frighteningly realistic and totally gorgeous. Count me in for the chance to win one of your lovely brooches

KC'sCourt! said...

Errrrmmmmm! Thursday 28th November......?.....next Monday is 28th November!!

Please may I join in the giveaway............?


Gorgeous cake and Mince Pies I'm off to see them on Folksy!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What fun goodies you have been making. I think your neighbour will adore the Christening cake. Not so sure if the guests will appreciate a fake cake though!! Just kidding. Great memory for the little one.

Now onto those brooches, wow those little works of art are something else! They are amazing. I just love the different layers and the flowers you have embroidered on with ribbon. So cute.

Pink Milk said...

*sighs* ... is there no end to your needle wielding talents? There's me feeling pretty chuffed with myself for hemming a pair of curtains this afternoon!!! :-)

The brooches are completely gorgeous. I just love the little frilly flowers; so pretty. Please put my name in the hat.

Hx

Hazel said...

Lovely brooches! I think they are very pretty indeed and would love to be entered! Yes the 28th is Monday as that's my dd's birthday!!

GerryART said...

Fiona, you have enriched my creative world so much, you will never know how much I do appreciate your enthusiasm. 20-Minutes a Day.

You talents are wonderful.

hugs
Gerry

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know that just because we are not followers (I hate that kind of thing) it does not mean I am anything other than a very avid reader of your blog and others too. Following just isn't for me. I would rather like to eat one of those mince pies - they look that good! Great brooches too.

Annie said...

Wow. That Christening cake is amazing and those mince pies def look good enough to eat. Your brooches all look really special so I would really love to win any one of them. Please count me in.
Hugs,
A x

... Bimbi said...

Lovely brooches, but the mince pies are amazing. When I first saw them I thought you had been baking. So realistic!

Bimbi x

twannywun said...

Oh lovely brooches, would love to win one
thank you
karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

The Vintage Gardener said...

I'd love to win one of your lovely brooches. It would look lovely on my long cardigan!

lorraine said...

really lovely brooch..i love the look of all the mixed mediums! i also love the granny cushions from your shop too! im a bit granny square obssessed as of late :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Luthaisea said...

I'd love a chance to win one of your beautiful brooches. Thank-you so much for the chance :)

Sweet Seahorse said...

Those mince tarts have made me hungry, they look so real! And the christening cake is beautiful. I'm sure they will love it.
Hmmm, off to find something to eat, too bad I don't have any mince tarts!
xXx Helen

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love that Christening cake Fiona - such a pretty keepsake for the child.
As for those mince pies - I find it hard to resist real ones so they might be better on a plate. Actually, they look exactly like real ones in the photo.

Monica said...

Fiona,
I always love to see what you're up to, even if I rarely comment. Love those cute mince pies... and that they are calorie free!:))
Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your adorable creations.
Monica.

Betty said...

Well I would definitely like to be the lucky one out of the hat and wear one of your brooches, they are very pretty. I have enjoyed following your blog this year and was so inspired by your lovely work and especially your applique, that I had a go at machine applique a while back (foxgloves and butterflies pic on my blog). Thankyou, Betty

Lululiz said...

When I saw the first pic of the mince pie, I thought we would be treated to a family recipe or something, and then I read the text and realised they were FABRIC mince pies! I can't believe how real they look! Love the heart shaped brooches as well, they are so sweet.

Carol said...

The Christening Cake is absolutely beautiful as are your fabulous brooches. Calorie free mince pies -what a good idea!
Carol xx

Hannah said...

I think your mince pies are fabulous! Perfect remedy for someone (like me!) on a diet this Christmas. I came across your blog about a month ago and have been reading all your back posts, nearly finished! So jealous of the fact you live in Hawes, I was there in May when I visited boyfriends family in Askrigg. Hoping to visit the Dales again in the new year. Looking forward to more blog posts! :)

Hannah @ Poppins
poppinscreations@gmail.com

Grateful4Crochet said...

I would love to enter- your brooches are gorgeous!!

kathy said...

Oooh! Yes please, I'd love to win one of your fantastic brooches. I only found your blog last week, - I've looked back at some of your older posts and you make some truly wonderful things

Anonymous said...

You are so talented!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your brooches!!
judyk2310@yahoo.com

lemonade kitty said...

Hi I tried to buy one of your lovely brooches, the heart with the pink flowers on the right hand side and monseur Paul on but I couldn't sign in to folksy for some reason, please can I send you a cheque? Also would you very kindly put my name in the hat, thanks Lucey x

Sonia S said...

Such lovely things! Your brooches are just amazing - I love how you have used so many different textures and materials. Absolutely stunning - I'd love to have one to wear on my coat :) x

Claire said...

Hey Fi, your new brooches are delightful and I particularly love the little embroidered flower sitting in the button holes.

Now about that cake and the mince pies, I really, really want a slice of cake NOW. It just looks soooo yummy..........
No doubt you are very happy with it. I 'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it.

You have certainly been busy Fi, no wonder you've had little time for blogging

Please give the hat a shake and make room for one more name thanks.

Claire :}

Anonymous said...

just love your clever creations...watch out bunnies......no over-indulging in beautiful north yorks!! love angiep0@tinyworld.co.uk

alexisjohnstonormolu said...

These are sooo gorgeous , the little petals are my favourite shade of rose pink x
I'm off to look up your mince pies now :)
Alexis x

Two Wednesdays said...

They're lovely - I'm not much into the current trend for knitted/crocheted food(I think I have seen too many knitted slices of gateau), but those mince pies are wonderful - felt is the way to go. I also love the christening cake - what a wonderful way to celebrate ( I wonder if it will be sneaked out to dolls and teddies tea parties when she is older?)
I love the brooches - particularly the ones that have what looks like a miniature postcard on them.

Kate said...

I agree - the little postcard and flowers are too precious. And the little mince pies make me nostalgic. Thanks for the give away!

Martha in Kansas (US) said...

There is so much good stuff here to comment on, and I'm in love with the cake. But what has really bowled me over is how you attached the buttons to the brooches. You didn't just sew them on, you kind of decorated them on. This is brilliant! I was just sewing buttons on a pillow last night, and THIS is what I SHOULD have done. I may have to do them over, or add something to them. Thanks for this great idea!

Cheryl said...

Is it wrong that I now feel hungry after seeing your mince pies? Amazing Christening cake! I love the way you add a flower when you sew on the buttons to your brooches. I may never be able to sew a button on again without adding a bud! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win one of your beautiful brooches.

Katrina said...

Lovely brooches, right up my alley. I do love your mince pies. I'm afraid the dogs might try to eat them, lately anything goes around here!

Roxanne said...

I always enjoy the things you share with us. Your projects are so very unique. I wouldn't mind being a winner.

Delena said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog and your creative talent with fabric etc is awesome

Josette said...

I would love to have one of your brooches!!

Allyson said...

I thought the mince pies were real!

I love your brooches, and would love the chancee to win one.

Sandi said...

I cannot believe, but because it is you and your clever sewing, that the mince pies are fabric.
The cake is amazing, I am sure it will be cherished.
Oh and I would love to win one of your gorgeous brooches, thanks you :)
xx Sandi

cupcakejojo said...

Oh so pretty!!! Your brooches are just gorgeous :) *crossing fingers my name comes out of the hat!*

Jo x

The Patchwork Heart said...

Oh they are gorgeous! I love your creative ways with sewing on the buttons! The flowers are such a clever idea! Please count me in ... I would be so proud to own a Marmalade Rose creation!
Heather x

Adaliza said...

It's just the time of year to wear a pretty brooch to brighten up a winter's coat. Yours are SOoooo on trend - all vintage and delightful.

dosierosie said...

I would love one of your beautiful brooches.
Gillx

VintageVicki said...

That christening cake is just gorgeous - a lovely thing to keep forever :)

I'd love the chance to win one of the cute brooches :)

delia hornbook said...

Wow that cake and those mince pies are amazing ;-) I have never seen a crafted cake before and that has just sent my imagaination all over place. How clever are you that must have taken you ages. I love your brooches also and would love it if you would enter me to please. Have a lovely week, dee x

Twiglet said...

Your christening cake would make a lovely momento of their day. of course those little brooches are just delightful - I love the way you make each little detail - including the little flower stitch to hold the button in place - clever! Count me into your give away please.x Jo

Pearly Queen said...

Those brooches are lovely - real heirlooms. It would be great to win one.

Mollymop5 said...

after finding your blog only recently I've spent many hours readinf older posts and looking at all your fabulous makes and goodies.To own one would be a pleasure.Please add my name to the hat :)

Eli said...

Those brooches are so adorable. I know exactly what I would wear mine with :-)

Love the cake and the mince pies. And my hips do too...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Wow you have been busy, can you pop by mind and help me create so many lovely things, I seem to go at a snails pace here :-) please pop me in your hat for one of your gorgeous heart creations :-) x

Little Blue Mouse said...

The Christening cake is gorgeous but I think the mince pies take the cake (pardon the pun). They are so realistic and really do look good enough to eat.
Your brooches are lovely, I would love the chance to win one.

Gill Swain said...

How lucky was I to come across your blog purely by chance a couple of months ago - you have such a wonderful eye for colour and pattern, I just love it! And I'd love to win a brooch, obviously!!

Keep inspiring me please - Gill S

janecarter said...

Please include me in your lovely giveaway!!!

❀ Sassybelle Blooms said...

I have been lurking in the shadows for a little while now, but it is time for me to show my face....I just love your little heart brooches....absolutely delightful.....as are your bouncing bunnies, granny squares crocheted blanket, accidental blanket, crochet-covered coat hangers, twiggy crocheted flowers, Lolo doll, patchwork....and so much more....you are so very talented. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us all -xx-

Liz said...

Gorgeous brooches - would love to win one.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Pati from London said...

Fiona,your brooches are truly unique and pretty. It's very generous of you to offer them as a giveaway!!! Pati x

gill said...

Count me in please! Your brooches are gorgeous! and your mince pies are so realistic!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely broaches it would be fantastic to win one! I love the idea of calorie free mince pies

Anonymous said...

Your brooches are lovely and I really enjoy your blog.
Pamela Parker

Roseyjay said...

Just found your blog, your work looks lovely, I would love to win one of your brooches.
My e-mail is jayne@oldcobblers.co.uk

Wendy said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I'm a new convert to the wearing of brooches, but now I love them and want to make myself a whole pie. Your christening cake is amazing, such a lovely idea and so beautifully stitched

ally said...

remarkable and very pretty.Hope I am lucky... My e-mail is tallyturnbull@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks for a lovely blog!

Ally

Serenata said...

That cake and those mince pies are fabulous Fi, you really have excelled yourself. Certainly a very talented lady.

Very beautiful brooches as well. They are so lovely.

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"Madge" said...

I'd love to be in your drawing..your crafts are ALL so beautiful! :)

Twiggy said...

Gorgeous makes, the cake is a lovely keepsake, the brooches super pretty and the mince pies look very tasty :)
twiggy x

alisonb2 said...

Can I try please?!!! Your work is so individual, creative and beautiful. I would love to win a prize to brighten up the day!

Rachael xx said...

Wow what creations, the cake is so pretty, and those mince pies are fab, they would be great to get out year after year

jill - cambridge said...

I like mince pies and I like brooches.. but which is best? In the words of Harry Hill... 'fight'! LOlx
Loving the calories free goodies!
Jillx

homegirl said...

I love your blog and am in awe of the gorgeous treasures you create...I have been a lurker for a while! Your brooches are exquisite!

Sharon said...

Am I too late for the giveaway - they really are beautiful brooches. I also love the fabric mince pies.

craftyfingers said...

Am I too late to be added to your draw I would love to own one of your brooches --everything you make is beautiful carolx x
carolgill50@hotmail.com

annemarie said...

What a lovely giveaway and a lovely blog - so glad I found my way here!

MarmaladeRose said...

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU.