Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Time For A Mary Poppins Giveaway....

I was really flattered and overwhelmed to have seen not long ago that I had reached 6,000 fans on my facebook page Polka Dots And Posies  Although, and not wanting to blow my own trumpet ( not my style ) I feel I have worked hard to reach audiences online and connect with like minded people. It genuinely still surprises me and brings a smile to my face that many people may actually 'like' the pretty things I make. Inspired and encouraged by many lovely people on a craft forum that I joined a long time ago now, I went on to enjoy sewing, loved searching for ( mostly pink ) fabrics to make pretty things and after not too long found my comfort zone. The extra pocket money I earned from selling items that came into our household money pot was purely an added bonus, though helped immensely. Probably sounds a bit wet, but it truly makes me happy knowing one of my pretties may bring a smile to other people's faces, especially children as I love making for special little people so very much. I also love to inspire others and if I can carry on the sewing bug that other people can then enjoy that makes me a very happy lady. 

So, as thanks for the lovely support and encouragement from friendly folk, who keep me heading towards that sewing machine, especially at times when I doubt myself, I wanted to offer a little giveaway....


Being me, there is rather a lot of pink in there ;) 

A brand new 'Keep Calm And Eat Cupcakes' pink tea towel.... 


I made one of these personalised mini lavender pillows for someone and liked it so much I couldn't help whipping one up for myself with an 'M' for the personalisation. It looks really quite sweet next to the bed and with the lavender, is known to aid sleep. I would make this up with your chosen initial should you be the winner of the giveaway....


Of course you have to have a coordinating lavender heart....


I love sending and receiving handwritten letters so have included a pretty floral themed handwriting set....


I just love the little stickers with this set....


Using some of the left over fabric from my Abakhan Craft Challenge I have made this little colourful tote bag, i imagine a little girl would love to put her little girly treasures in it....


It has a very sunny yellow gingham lining too....


There is also a little keyring for all those keys....


Always handy to have spare tissues, especially when they are as pretty as these Cath Kidston ones and I have made a little cosy for them too....


And finally some super, duper, retro, stripey straws....


I shall probably pop a couple of little surprises in there too. Please feel free to go in the hat and as Facebook has 'em competiton/giveaway rules am linking this post on there too so everyone gets a chance to go in. I shall therefore submit any names from there also. Very simple rules here, please just leave a comment on this post you don't have to 'follow' 'like' or whatever. Shall keep the giveaway open until midnight August 7th, and then get the birthday boy to choose a winner on his 6th birthday, August 8th. Please feel free to share with anyone who you think may like to jump in the hat. Overseas welcome. 

Good luck and as ever thanks for the lovely encouragement I have received. Life isn't always rosy in the Poppins house but I like to share that part of my world that makes me smile, that pretty, pink, colourful part. Each and everyone's lovely comments here and on my Facebook page really do lift the spirits.

Thank you, a winner has now been picked and shall be announced shortly....

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42 comments:

  1. Hurray for reaching 6,000! thats brilliant, please may my name go into the hat :)
    Thankies!

    Tracey Haynes

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  2. What a generous and thoughtful person you are Mary. Please count me in for the Giveaway. I always love looking at your creations and knowing the significance behind the making of all your little hearts, I can only wish you further success for the future.
    Star

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  3. Such beautiful things you have made, anyone would love to have them. Congratualtions on your reaching 6000 followers on Facebook, that's amazing!!

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  4. Congratulations on doing so well, and thank you for such a lovely competition! Please do enter my name into your hat.x

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  5. Huzzah! for reaching so many followers; and justly so!
    Such pretty prizes.
    Would be delighted if you would pop my name in the hat.
    Z xx

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  6. What a beautiful and generous pink giveaway.
    Congratulations on 6041 Facebook followers.

    By the way, you don't sound 'wet' to me!

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  7. Congratulations on 6000 fans and what a gorgeous giveaway would love to be in with a chance x

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  8. Lovely makes! I'm surprised you've reached so many followers and I'm really pleased for you along with everyone else it seems!! :)
    Please can you pop my name in the hat? Needless to say I love those items!x

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  9. I would love to enter please. What a lovely giveaway! x

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  10. Wow 6000 likes! Congrats! Love the blog :) Please enter me into your lovely giveaway xx

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  11. Congratulations!
    Count me in your lovely giveaway please!

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  12. Well done on reaching 6,000 fans! Such a gorgeous giveaway to celebrate.

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  13. Well done on reaching 6,000 fans x I would love to take part in your giveaway x Sue x

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  14. Congrats on the 6,000 fans! Amazing! :D
    Would love to take part in your fab giveaway, lovely makes! :)

    Allie x

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  15. Happy 6,000. That's great news. Great giveaway too, big thank you xx

    Karen

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  16. Ooooh what lovely goodies, well done on so many fans Mary.

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  17. OOoh, what a lovely giveaway! Please may I enter? Your blog always brings a smile to my face- you come across so kindly and lovely in the posts, so I am not surprised you have so many followers!
    (By the way, YOU have to watch the Opening ceremony on Friday! You might enjoys certain elements! I also thought one of our stewards was you at first, she really looked like you!)

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  18. Congratulations on reaching 6,000 fans but to be honest it doesn't surprise me, you are an inspiration to many people, me included. Please enter me in this draw, I would love to win your wonderful goodies..xxx

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  19. Congratulations on doing so well, but it isn't surprising when I look at your beautiful things. You are so very talented. I only wish I was half as good. You are very inspiring. Please do put my name in the hat, I would dearly live to win some of your things. Zoe x

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  20. Ooh such lovely and thoughtful gifts. What a lucky winner.

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  21. 6000 fans - that's amazing! Count me in for this gorgeous giveaway!
    Victoria xx

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  22. Please count me in Mary, what a lovely giveaway! Here's to the next 6000! Rx

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  23. Congratulations Mary! That's brilliant that you've reached so many, i'm not at all surprised though. Your makes are just beautiful and your blog is delightful. Keep up the wonderful work.
    Julie x

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  24. Congratulations!! Love your blog ;) Will you add my name to the drawing?

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  25. I'd love to enter please, such lovely presents ... You are clever!

    Claire xxx

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  26. Whoop Whoop! Mrs Poppins!!!
    Well done you on spreading your prettiness around Facebook....

    Lx

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  27. Congratulations, that's fantastic. Throwing my name in the hat.

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  28. Many Congratulations! Loving the pink prettiness of your give-away, Please pop me in your hat!x
    Karen J.

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  29. Wow that is fab Mary, I can see why you have so many likers, I still love my little heart that you sent me, it makes me smile every time i see it :-)

    Please pop me in your hat, oohh i am having a giveaway too, would love for you to share it on your facebook page and I will share your comp on mine - I am trying to get to 3000 likers, half as many as you have :-)x

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  30. Everything in this giveaway is so beautiful! Please add me to your list and I'll keep my fingers crossed that birthday boy picks my name out!

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  31. Wow that is a huge achievement so well done you, big pat on the back time!

    Kate

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  32. Congratulations on 6,000 followers! Please enter me in your giveaway - that personalised pillow is so beautiful. X

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  33. So many lovely things! Please enter me :)

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  34. Congratulations on reaching 6000 followers Mary! I especially LOVE that tea towel!

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  35. Not suprised you have done so well, your blog is bright, fun and you make beautiful things.Please pop me in the hat hugs Vix

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  36. Congratulations on the 6000th follower on FB. I decided to give FB another try and re-activated my account there yesterday. I love your blog, so I don't mind entering this lovely give-away ;-)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  37. Such a pretty giveaway, love all the pink, my fave colour. Congrats on the 6000 fans on FB. Deb xxx

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  38. Congratulations and what a lovely giveaway. I love the stationery set.

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  39. 6,000 FB likes is fab! Congrats :-)
    Would love the chance to win your collection of goodies - they all look lovely :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. hey,
    glad to see your doing so well!i pop by from time to time to check your blog-it always gives a little pick me up.
    i'd love to be entered

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  41. Are those table cloths you made for your kids?
    You should combine it with a pink vinyl tablecloth.
    Regards
    Dee

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