Monday, 16 March 2015

Anniversary Give Away Time!



GIVE AWAY NOW CLOSED
23-03-15

Hello all. As per usual I'm playing catch up and to be honest I think that's the way it's likely to be for the rest of this year. It's either catch up or no blog posts at all. 

I do keep toying with the idea of taking a break from my blog as I struggle to find the time to post. On the other hand it would be like losing the Rose from the Marmalade, as to me you are all as much a part of MarmaladeRose as I am. Without you lot out there and this blog, there would be no MarmaladeRose, the very thing that has spawned my little business. 

Can you believe we've been sharing creative ideas and chatting for SEVEN years! Seven years this week in fact!

 Well, we can't let a seventh anniversary pass with marking it somehow so I thought I'd have a little give away, in fact two give aways. You'll have spied the brand new MarmaladeRose cushion at the top of the page, well this is my first prototype cushion cover that I have made using a digital print of my original felt work, on fabric. When I get my act together a selection of cushions showing prints of some of my original felt art will be available, probably later this year.
I have to add this cover isn't perfect as I was so excited when the print arrived that I made the cushion using a remnant of green check fabric for the back instead of waiting to source faux suede to compliment the front but if you don't look at the back it's quite passable. So... I thought I'd give away this cushion cover (you'd need to provide your own cushion inner)  

I also happen to have received a couple of spare copies of the March/April issue of 'Embroidery, the Textile Art Magazine'.
Such a super-lovely magazine, full of the most beautiful textile art and embroidery that you could ever wish to see. So much gorgeousness on every page, I know you'll all love it. Well I'm not quite sure how I managed it but...
 I seem to have 
wangled a spot
on page 25!

Honestly, I didn't bribe anyone! There was no hard cash or chocolate changing hands... I swear!

Anyway the lovely people at 'Embroidery' have sent me a couple of copies, so I thought I'd share them with you.
I have two copies going spare, so there will be two winners. I thought I'd also add one of my little hand felted and embroidered brooches too.
So to sum up...

All you have to do to enter the give away is leave a comment below making sure there is some way for me to contact you (no contact link, no prize). 
I'll only count one entry per person so leaving duplicate comments won't count cos I'm strict like that. ;)
I'll use a random number generator to choose the winner. 

The first person picked will win the cushion cover, the magazine and a brooch. 

The second person picked will win the magazine and a brooch.  

You have until my next blog post (I have no idea when that's going to be) to enter. So what are you waiting for? Spit-spot, seize the moment!

Till next time
love Fi x

GIVE AWAY NOW CLOSED
23-03-15

134 comments:

Marie Hood said...

I love everything you do!
I'll pay postage to the US if I win.

Marie
marieh@thefarmav.com

DollZandThingZ said...

I can't remember when I started reading your blog but it must be several years. I have been blogging a decade myself. Your felted work looks great in fabric!

Adele said...

What an excellent idea to digital print your wonderful felt creations - more of us can enjoy them that way as they are truly beautiful. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Karen Cole said...

What a lovely giveaway, here's hoping (or should I say hopping!). xx

Janet Jones said...

Congratulations on reaching seven years...I wish I had started a blog seven years ago...so much has happened. your hare cushion would go lovely on my sofa!

Bunny Hankers said...

Beautiful, I so love your hares.

Karen
admin@greenshifters.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Ooh I would lurve that cushion so I'm crossing everything except my eyes cos if I did I wouldn't be able to see to leave a comment. Hee hee! Sue xx

WEEFAIRYTALES Shirley Ann Mackillop said...

What a lovely idea, I adore your work, so entering and keeping everything crossed. Congrats on the 7 years of blogging!

Shirley
sam@weefairytales.co.uk

shirley said...

I love your blog! X

Anonymous said...

I have only been following since I saw your work at Staithes arts festival in 2014, but I am mesmerised by your talent. I got to see you again in Skipton at Yarndale, what a fantastic event.

chris.pollard99@btinternet.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the cushion cover been a fan for all the seven years and more love everything you do loads a love Michelle x x x

Mimi Wright said...

I love your work, I am very happy that I've found your site, and been able to get a the hare with violets and some cards. I, too, will pay postage to the US.

Highland Monkey's said...

I've been a blog follower for a looong time. I do love your work it's bloomin gorgeous!

Steph said...

'cat and the comet' is still looking mighty fab! ;) X

Carol Martin ac.martin18@yahoo.co.uk said...

I first came across your felting when you had a stall at the Station, Richmond in 2013 and was totally amazed. I love all your designs-so detailed and lifelike.

sue-suec820@gmail.com said...

Love all your work Marmaladerose.You have such a giftx

Anonymous said...

Oooh yes please
Moorebrains@hotmail.com
Im Amore Brison xx

Anonymous said...

What a fan giveaway, please count me in. Littlefeat1967@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Our dark walnut brown lop bunny, Wild Ginger, had been free ranging a bit, and we expect her to give birth around Easter time!!
She's been out with the wild rabbits who've been visiting her yard barn accommodations all winter. so, we expect bunnies to arrive.
When I see the image of this pillow online, a frequent and much -admired share, I think that this is how Wild Ginger sees herself. ..
I can be contacted via email through my music website at:
Http://www.ruralrootsmusic.com

stitch4stitch textiles said...

Love your work, you are so talented.
dianaboiston@fsmail.net

Country Grouse said...

Me, me, me - pretty please xx Your work is amazing - when are you going to start some courses?!? Will be coming to see you at Designer Makers Market xx
If I am lucky enough to get chosen my email is as follows:-
Babs75.dent@gmail.com

Ann Swanwick said...

Love your work, your hare is wonderful!
ann.swanwick@ntlworld.com

Thimble Pins said...

Love all your items - such amazing attention to detail Can't begin to imagine how long it takes to make each piece :)

Helen
spookeyh@btinternet.com

woollywoman said...

Your work is just delightful.
Jennifer
Jbird@bendcable.com

MimiAnn said...

I really hope the random generator picks me!!!

drnewc@gmail.com said...

I hope your giveaway is not UK only. I find your work so inspiring.

Liz said...

I would love to win the cushion, what a fabulous give away. To own a piece of your work would be fabulous. One day i will have enough pennies to own a felt piece. Looking forward to seeing your next creations , love Liz
lizswinbank@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your work!
My Email is lizhardwellreiki@hotmail.com

vix said...

Lovely to see your work being featured in the Embroiderers Magazine…WELL DONE FI!!
I'm really envious!
Also well done for the last seven years of blogs, and most importantly thanks for all the great advice you have given me about Craft Fairs etc etc!!
And of course…would LOVE the cushion! xx

Vicky
vicky.williams@tesco.net

Anonymous said...

I adore your work! You inspire me :)

Kvdoglady@yahoo.com

Jewels said...

I'm not waiting - sign me up! I've been lovin your work for probably, hmmm, 7 years LOL! jnoman@charter.net

Pat Pennifold said...

Beautiful work! Keep protecting that copyright! Email: artypharty@btinternet.com

Fiona SWD said...

Love all your work - very inspiring! Unbelievable talent.

Fiona
Fiona.bateman@gmail.com

latentlearning said...

Hello Fiona (MarmaladeRose),
I love all of your work and showcase your blog and Facebook page to all of my friends who also fall in love with your work. I hope I win first prize. If I do, I am happy to pay postage to Australia downunder. Oh how I can show off to all my friends when your Mr Hare sits upon my lounge.
I can be contacted on valdajennings@gmail.com
Thank you,
Valda J XO

Mrs Jones said...

Your artwork is just beautiful!

kaz.jones@btinternet.com

Marie said...

Beautiful, love hares and you depict them so well

Pauline G said...

Looking toward to catching up with your latest work at local craft fairs thus summer

Anonymous said...

I'm completely in awe of your work and can give it a very good home! ;-)
Lisa
dominoartwork@gmail.com

Lilbitbrit said...

I love your creativity, you have such a gift for composition please do enter me in. I hope to be drawn.

Primroses Attic said...

Hi Fi. Your cushion is beautiful you are so talented. Seven years blogging well done! I hope you carry on even if you only do a few posts. Great giveaway.
Someone will be very lucky.
Rosezeeta.

Audie wilkinson said...

Love your work,its so amazing. odi_design@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work and Smart idea to digitize a pillow. Awesome.
Deborah Suttle Jordan from facebook

Becky Nankivell said...

I'm pretty sure that Mimi Wright found out about you from me. :-) It's a great pleasure even to look at pictures of your work. Please keep telling us your tales -- but only as health and sanity allows (sometimes these projects can become overwhelming)! Should I be lucky enough to have a magic number... https://www.facebook.com/becky.nankivell

Chelsea Wipf said...

So beautiful!

Chelsea
feetofclay1678@hotmail.com

Sanfelko Felkowski said...

What beautiful art you create! Your felts are so vivid and lively, they make one feel cheerful! The cushions are a lovely idea, fingers crossed!
I will pay postage to US if I get lucky, Thanks, Sandy Felkowski

felkosan@gmail.com

polar bolero said...

I have been following your blog for all 7 years - hadn't realised it was that long. I always turn to it when life gets me down - your felt is so inspiring. Would love to win the cushion cover but really just want to say "well done, lass".

Sandy Nicholson said...

Fiona you are an inspiration. I have only recently begun to learn the basics of felting, it has given me a small insight into how fascinating and fun the process is and shows even more how incredibly talented and gifted you are. Your artwork is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. I live in a little 100 year old cottage on the edge of a desert in the the goldfields town of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and would be humbled to win such a lovely prize. I adore your gorgeous Hares. Such characters. Please keep up your blog. I look forward to seeing your posts and lovely photos. Originally from Cumbria in the Lakes District, your posts enable me to enjoy little glimpses of the English Countryside. Thank you for allowing me to participate. I can be contacted via PM on facebook.

Adrienne Brown said...

Your work is not only absolutely gorgeous but you are an inspiration for all fiber artists (every artist really) out there.

Adrienne Brown
entangledforest@gmail.com

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Stunning work! Cathy McRae

cathymcrae55@yahoo.ca

Leslie A said...

Thank you for thinking of us in such a nice way! Congrats on 7 years.

Leslie Ardison
shebwoso@gmail.com

littleone0383 said...

You do beautiful work! ;) Happy Anniversary and Congrats on the magazine coverage.Page 25 is lucky to have you. :)
Wanda
Littleone0383@yahoo.com or
https://www.facebook.com/wanda.atwood.9

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! I would love to win! Your work is fabulous!

Wanda
Wanda.p@sasktel.net

JennyPennyPoppy said...

I so enjoy your posts and look forward to each one. Your creativity and felting is truly amazing and congratulations on 7 years! Thank you for this generous giveaway.

Chrys Art Glass said...

What a great idea to make the digital prints of your gorgeous felt art to use as cushion covers.
Please enter me in the give away Fiona. Thanks so much for the opportunity :)
And congrats on 7 years of sharing.
chrissv@bigpond.com

Pat said...

I would love to own the cushion cover.

I hope I am lucky.

Pat

patdixie@hotmail.com

Charmaine D said...

I love what I have seen of your work on the internet, and would love to win the cushion cover :-)
alphadux@xtra.co.nz

Best wishes, Charmaine

Liz D said...

I'd love to be added to this very long list- you can contact me at lizdevree@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

Bonnie Chalmers said...

I have only recently found you on Facebook but I absolutely love your felted work. If I could transport myself to your studio to be a fly on the wall, I would!

Ginny said...

WOW!! So many comments!! Count me in! I have much to learn from your work. I can tell you LOVE the animals you depict and you know them well. I live at mcvickarg@gmail.com or the one listed below timelessarts@gmail.com

Hope to hear from you! ~ Ginny

Lael said...

I absolutely love your work. You are very talented.

Lael
Yarn@hearthsidefibers.com

Susan Smith said...

Oh Fi, please don't say you'll give up your little blog. As I've been following since before I got mine up and running and meeting you at Yarndale last year it would be so sad. You are on my sidebar, so I know when you post. Every now and then is great, so take care. I am a no reply blogger (don't understand why) and as I'm in Oz, the postage would be phenomenal, so don't count me in the draw. I do adore your work and may be able to pick up something next time we are in UK.

Betty said...

Congratulations on 7 years blogging! You have made such beautiful things over the years (as well as your beautiful felt work I also covet your emmbroidered pictures and your fabric cakes from earlir days!) Hope you will somehow squeeze blogging in as I love your posts. Would love to win a give away (of course, who wouldn't!). Betty

Andrea said...

I love your felt work pictures, and having a print on a cushion is nearly as good!!
Thank you for sharing
Andrea

Anonymous said...

I really love the work you produce so fingers crossed that I will be lucky and win the beautiful cushion. Jane Eggar. ( jane.eggar@hotmail.co.uk)

Esther Blankenzee said...

i am in love with your felt work sinds i saw your feltwork garden immages. i could not bey a peace of your art jet, but i would love to win the cushion.
it is beautiful.
esther

Daffy Suburbia said...

Well how can I resist? What a fab prize:) x

julzcrafts.com said...

hi - i'm really pleased for you - getting a piece in the magazine - altho I've never heard of that one before, I'd actually like to know how to get a copy - can you let me know the link to their site?

your work has had my admiration for a long time, but up til now, I've got the email updates and never actually clicked on the blog!

I have a show & tell feature on mine - julzcrafts.com - and if you would be interested, have a look at the show & tell page, would be pleased to put something up there on your work.

this also applies to other makers, in any craft, i'm always looking for contributions - smile

julz

Hellie's Corner said...

Happy birthday and well done 7 years is amazing, you could say you've got the 7 year itch!!... keep going you'll and we'll miss it if you stop 😊
info@helliescorner(dot)com

Granny's Button Box said...

Well done Fi, you have been on such a journey and shared the trip on your blog. I like happy endings, you have found your ideal career. Thank you for the chance in the giveaway. Sharon x

Pam said...

I would love to win, I love all your work.
Pam
Pamela.bailey5@btinternet.com

KC'sCourt! said...

That cushion cover is gorgeous. May I enter your give-away?
Julie xxxxxxx

Growing Old Fast said...

You have a wonderful blog and I so enjoy your work. I love working with wool fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jean said...

Just love your work you are so talented. I went to the Lake District last summer and got one of your tiny pictures and would love a cushion

rosewendy said...

Your work is completely amazing. I love just looking at it. Lovely works of art.
wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

Lynne Woolley said...

Love your hares especially.

Annie Lord said...

I'm always excited to see your name in my inbox, I look forward to seeing your work, it's always so joyful and uplifting and just amazingly beautiful. I'd rather see your post occasionally than not at all, please keep posting if you can. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us. annielord0364@hotmail.co.uk

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Fiona
Oh my goodness! Please enter me for your giveaway! Congratulations on being featured in the magazine too.
Best wishes
Ellie

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your talent and have marvelled over each photo I have seen on FB. Living in Australia it has been a delight to see the beautiful green foliage and lovely flowers incorporated in your work. Thank you for being an inspiration to many. anne.beale@hotmail.com

crafty annie said...

I do hope your cushions are a selling success,they are beautiful. Hope to see you again at Yarndale this year. My email is anneandernest@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic give-away. I love all your work and have been admiring it for a while - you are extremely talented. rachel_daisymay@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a lovely give away - I'm certain that whomever should win will be grateful for a piece of your handiwork :) Keep up the hard work - we'll see you when you next have a moment x
Andy
aj_binner at hotmail dot com

Plain Jane said...

Well done on seven years - SEVEN YEARS! Great to see you going from strength to strength and getting some well deserved recognition x Jane (janiek.66@hotmail.co.uk)

Pam Jones said...

What a wonderful gesture I have admired your work for a few years now
I have been inspired to try my hand a a little felting & freemotion embroidery but never with the outcome half as good as yours!
Keep up the wonderful work

Pam

Sue Turnbull said...

I love your work and pop to your stall when you are at Yarndale. Keep blogging.
Sue
susan.c.turnbull@gmail.com

Carol acurso said...

Oh, yes, please missus! I am quite a fan, such incredible work.

Carol
carolpr56@yahoo.com

SoupDragon said...

Happy 7th birthday, I hope you had cake!!

:)

Jo said...

Congratulations on your seven year anniversary. What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate, I'd love to be included in the draw please.

Susan E. J. White said...

Beautiful felt, beautiful pillow. Please do keep sharing through your blog. Thank you.

Carol Watts said...

Thank you for seven years of sharing your passion with the world. This world does need more beautiful things in it. Please consider continuing! I would consider it an honor to be included in your giveaway! Cheersbon St. Paddy's Day...

Lamia said...

Wow! Such an amazing prize *-*
I'll pay the extra money for shipping to Italy if I win.

This is my Google+ account and I think it's ok for contatting me.

You're creations are great!

Mac n' Janet said...

I would love to win the pillow cover, I would even pay the postage to the states.
janetg@coastalnow.net

alisonb2 said...

The sun has just come out and I've just had a bit of sunshine from your post. I know it is hard to keep posting but we would miss it! Happy Birthday! :-) x

(I think the link still works)

Winwick Mum said...

Ooh, what a generous gift! And no, don't stop blogging, I love to see your pictures even if they're catch-up ones! Congratulations on your anniversary! Christine xx (winwickmum@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, on 7 great years!

Got my fingers crossed!

su3385 (home of Gilbert in NY)

su@tddavidson.com

none said...

Your work is inspiring & delightful. I's feel lucky to own one.
yvonne@yvonneautie.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for social media as without it I would never have found out about your incredible talent. Love the idea of digital prints of your work ( although I really wish I could afford the real thing lol) . Keep up the great work, Lesley
Lesley.hutcheson@btinternet. Com

Wendy said...

Congratulations on 7 years blogging! Thanks for such a generous giveaway. My email address is linked to my profile.

Deborah W said...

What a wonderful giveaway - your work is outstanding! Fingers crossed!

Deborah
deborah194@talktalk.net

poppyluva said...

Love your work and please keep your blog going as I love to read and see what you have been up to. Thanks for a chance to win a prize
Cheers
Chris chris@mail2honey.com

Mokki said...

Please do keep posting. Even if you don't post as often as you would like, I love seeing what you're up to. Printed cushions is a great idea, your prototype looks great.

Anonymous said...

Love your work, and really enjoy keeping up with the progress of each piece! Thank you so much for organising a giveaway!
laura.m.dodd@hotmail.co.uk

Alison said...

Thanks so much for your help and enthusiasm, I still can't get comments to work properly on my blog, so will have another go at sorting it out and getting Paypal on when the sun shines!
I hope our paths cross again this year, it will be good to see you - Art in the Pen or Yarndale maybe xxx

Angie Walker said...

This is a lovely idea Fiona.
Love your work, as you know, particularly the Hares.

angilow11@gmail.com

Toffeeapple said...

Congratulations on getting a spot in the magazine. It was only a matter of time before you got full recognition of your mastery of the wool!

Val Hopfinger said...

Gorgeous work and gorgeous giveaway!


valhopfinger@gmail.com

Laura Lundrigan said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for the opportunity!
Laura
turquoisefusion@live.com

Peta said...

I absolutely LOVE your work. You are so talented and capture the spirit of nature so well in your work. Hares are my favourite animals, and I would be over the moon to win the cushion cover. You are a true inspiration. Thank you for the 7 years of blogging. Love and blessings, Peta x
pmblake@talktalk.net

Sue Richards said...

I am just blown away by your beautiful work.I would love to do a workshop with you. Well done

Anonymous said...

I love your work, so beautiful, and what a lovely giveaway!
kellysummers@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Your work is absolutely fabulous. I only discovered it recently, through my sister. Your hares are just great! Jodyh@me.com

Anonymous said...

The digital prints look amazing. I'd love to see one in real life! ;-) A really gorgeous giveaway, congratulations on 7 years. sarah@plantandprune.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Wow, I remember reading your blog when it was crochet and you were just starting the felting journey.
I adore everything you make and love stopping by your blog.
good luck for the future.

tracey.hickson71@gmail.com

Linda said...

Oh Wow! Your felting is phenomenal. Fabulous giveaway which makes me cross my fingers.

Linda.Earnest@gmail.com

kathy said...

What a lovely thoughtful giveaway. I will keep everything crossed.

Cathy Daniel said...

Hi Fi, I think I've been with you on and off for most of those seven years and you know how I love your work. Would be a shame if you stopped posting but understandable - I barely manage one a month at the moment! Anyhow, would love anything by you - fingers crossed. xCathy

Fiddly Fingers said...

Well done for getting in the magazine. Your work is stunning so I am not surprised we all want to read about you.


Deb Brewer said...

Congratulations on the Magazine entry - well deserved! I love your work and would absolutely love one of your brooches so I will have my fingers crossed until you draw the winner! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. deb@carping2000.fsnet.co.uk

Barbara Clayton said...

I love your work! It is beautiful! I can appreciate all of the work that goes into each piece. I also have a little business and your work inspires me. I am a decorative painter and like to paint the same subjects that you create with textiles. Keep up the amazing work! I also would be willing to pay shipping to the United States, as well.

Alison said...

It's a joy to see each post, and I love the anticipation of waiting to see what you do next. Each felting is a feast for the eyes, but this hare cushion is exquisite. Thank heavens you do your blog, or I might never have found your work. 😟
alisonholburn@gmail.com

Hiipi said...

Your animals are so lovely <3
Those must have been wonderful seven years...let there be many, many more!
(my email is in my blogger profile:)

Marty said...

Seven years -- congratulations! I love your work, which I have been admiring for the past four years. Your felted wall hangings (especially the hares) are exquisite!

mplona@comcast.net

Adaliza said...

Congratulations on your 7th bloggy anniversary. I love seeing what you're creating - your work is amazing. I love that the creatures are so life-like. Keep enjoying the creating!

Rowena Johnston said...

I just love your work and would love to win your cushion. I have a sofa covered in cushions but do not have one with a beautiful hare on it. You made a beautiful fox bag for me and whenever I use it I always get lovely comments. I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to seeing your creations.

Nicola Jones said...

Lovely giveaway! I love your blog, congratulations on seven years, here's to the next seven! XX

Lillian Bunton said...

Your work is amazing -- I wish I lived nearby so I could shop it in person! Since there's nothing in your etsy shop, this giveaway is the closest I can come! Thanks for the opportunity!

Alchamillamolly said...

Where does time go ........ Exciting to see your exhibition coming up at the Station. Blogs are much friendlier than FB. What lovely giveaways xx

Kim said...

I'm always happy seeing a new blog post from you. What a very generous giveaway. X

Rebecca said...

What a fun giveaway! You make such beautiful things. Would be more than happy to pay for shipping to the U.S.
blueflowers07@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Your work captures the spirit of both the fibre and the fauna and flora. Thank you. jwilliamperks@icloud.com

Linda said...

Hi Fiona, I find it hard to find time to visit blogger, but your blog is the first one I always catch up on! Here's hoping I am lucky! Linda x
lindae29@hotmail.com

P.s. The cushion is wonderful (as is your feltwork.)

Cynthia Ball said...

I've seen your work in a Facebook group, and it's charming.
I've sent you a PM from that group and hope you'll take a look.

Regards
Cindy
vernonian@gmail.com

... Bimbi said...

What a good idea to digitise your work. Looks fabulous!

Bimbi xx
martina@bimbipea.eu

Cheryl | TimeToCraft said...

Wow! Seven years. Congratulations. Hmm. I wonder where the next seven years will take you.

koi seo said...

What a very generous giveaway. X


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