Monday, April 7, 2008

Celebration Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the world Jett!!

Just over one week ago my little sister and her husband had their first baby boy. He is the tiniest (2.75kg) most gorgeous little boy, and after only a week he has well and truly nuzzled his way into our hearts! It is extra exciting for me, as we live only five minutes from each other, and Jade and Kym have always been like surrogate parents to our kids (we have always seen Jade at least a few times a week, as Kym is a chef - so works ridiculous hours, as most chefs do - and Jade usually has a couple of dinners a week with us). So this means that little Jett is not just our nephew, he will be a part of our extended family in the loveliest way possible. And for Lee and Kate it is practically like having another sibling (Lee wants to know when Jett will be a big boy and play trains with him).


So I've been planning this giveaway all week. I mean, you can't have something so wonderful happen in your life and not throw something good back out into the world can you?

Also, I've been reading some awful crafting stories on various blogs lately, regarding theft, design copying, and general unethical behaviour in the crafting world. But what I have found truly inspiring is that the people who have been infringed upon have refused to let the negativity invade their life and bring them down. And for every unethical copycat crafter out there, there are hundreds (possibly thousands) of kind, generous and honest crafters doing their thing. In fact, I received some gorgeous japanese fabric I bought from Corrie from Retro Mummy last week, and for no reason (other than being a generous person) she threw in two free fat quarters of more gorgeous fabric. Such a lovely surprise! And only this morning I was reading my bloglines to find that I have won my own first blog giveaway! Justine from 62Cherry was giving away some lucky dip fabric packs, and I was one of the lucky winners! Yay!! Thanks so much Justine :) Also, I have noticed two other crafters running giveaways (visit machen machen : make/do and crafty remix: djbebe to check them out). So I figure what better time to keep the great craft karma going, by sending out my own little package into the world, to hopefully make someone's day!


Originally I hoped to have time to make a bag specially for this giveaway, but I have realised that if I wait until I do this then little Jett may end up being big Jett the teenager. So I'm taking the easy option of pulling a bag out of my shop, to be sent to a random reader.

This little bag is made from a combination of new Japanese cotton canvas, green recycled cotton fabric remnant, and a recycled faux-suede curtain. The brooch is made from new felt and an old button from my Grandma’s button tin.The bag is reversible, so you can turn it inside-out to match whichever side best suits your outfit (or your mood!).


To enter the giveaway, I am asking for one small thing, I would like you to tell me about something that is really good about today. It can be as small as enjoying your fresh aromatic tea for breakfast (yep, that's what I'm actually doing right now) or as big as gratefulness for your beautiful children. I don't mind - just a happy thought. Something positive :)

Oh, and I'll draw the winner on Friday (Aussie QLD time) so plenty of time to enter :)

45 comments:

Corrie said...

ohhhhhh well the best thing about today is that I'm seeing my OB and hearing my 2 little heartbeats which always puts a huge smile on my face...I only get to hear them once a month but its reassuring!

and congrats on your little nephew Jett...how cute is that name! I loooooove it!

Corrie:)

CurlyPops said...

I'm very happy today because the sun in shining and I have no plans so I can just do whatever I like for the entire day!
Congratulations on being a new aunty by the way. I'm going to be an aunty again very soon too!

Kathy said...

Congrats on your new little nephew!

The best thing about today is...
my little ones were away with their grandparents all weekend and now they are home and safely tucked up in their beds. I love having them home. Also, I got in some sewing time and my cold is getting better! :)

Sherrin said...

welcome to the world little Jett!!! :o) :o) congratulations to all your family!! What a lovely giveaway, Bec! This is a gorgeous bag. I'm not going to put my hand up for this one though- even though I would LOVE to... it's a beautiful bag, I love the reverse side especially- I already feel lucky to be doing a swap with you- so I reckon the love should be spread elsewhere!! :o)

Something good about my day... the sun's shining, I've been working in my garden, and the earth is rich and healthy and ready for the new seedlings I have been raising... all in all stuff that makes me happy! :o)

Paula Weston said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Jett into your extended family. What a cool aunty you are going to be!

A good thing about today for me is that I am on Day 6 of a detox and I feel good: my body feels healthier (and yes, it could be all in the mind, but who cares?) and I'm enjoying the discipline and pleasure of eating nothing but fresh, healthy food. (And even better, my hubby is doing it with me, and he is doing great as well).

Another good thing about today is the coolness in the air, which means winter is on the way!

Groovy bag, by the way.

Bird Bath said...

Congratulations to Jett & his extended family...so nice to have a sister close by-and you get to cuddle a new born too ohhhh! I think the bag is very cute.The happy thing about my day is that I turn 37 today, yikes time flies when your'e having fun!!

Hot Fudge said...

Well Bec, you have made my day. The Xerox repair man came this morning to fix the double-sided printing element of our printer ($210 to find out that it will cost another $400 to fix - I don't think so!). As you can imagine I wasn't thinking of the day in warm, fuzzy tones. I stopped to take a cup of coffee and read your blog. The sun (literally) came out and I had a big smile on my face. Congratulations on the arrival of little Jett. I'm like a clucky mother hen around babies and your news reminded me that there are such good things going on the world. We have grandchild number six waiting in the wings, ready for his/her debut in October. That puts Xerox Bad Thoughts back where they belong.

Car said...

I was going to say the good thing about today is getting to read another of your blog entries (but I was beaten to that thought by Hot Fudge ;) !!!)

So the good thing about today is the fact I got to do some sewing :) and now I hear my gorgeous little girl awakening in the next room - enough to put a smile on my dial!

Congratulations on the arrival of your little nephew Jett, you will have to get started on knitting some booties for him for the winter!

Little Munchkins said...

Congratulations on your little nephew. Don't newborns just make your heart melt?

What's good about today, and everyday, is my children. Cliche, perhaps but oh so true for all of us. We look at them and wonder at how much more enriched and fulfilled our lives are having had them.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

machenmachen said...

Something really good about today?
It was cold enough to wear my coat this morning. I love my coat - it's a genuine 1950s tweed trenchcoat and makes me feel like a spy.

djbebe said...

My really good thing about today is that my husband has cooked dinner without any help/nagging/complaining from me - and it's ready right now!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Congrats on the new nephew! There seems to be lots of babies arriving at the moment - I personally know five women who are expecting/due very soon, and about ten bloggers who are the same! Must be the season!

Today has been good for me because the sun is shining after a cold snap, I've had my favourite noodles for breakfast, cast on some knitting for a pair of handwarmers, and spoken to my niece on the phone, and apparently she now knows lots of words!

Very exciting.....

I love the little bag - I always liked that mushroom fabric, but I never got around to buying some - silly!

Leah xxx

Kelly said...

Congrats on becoming an Aunty. I love the name Jett! How exciting for you.

What a great giveaway. Love the bag.

Well the best thing about today..is yesterday I turned 30 and I have spent this morning pouring through two new books I got as pressies - Bend the Rules and Amy Butler's InStitches and dreaming about all the new project I want to start.

Green Envy Designs said...

hey Bec! what a lovely thought and matching action. so much good happends and sometimes its all shaded away by bad things. Like you know my personal live has been rather.... "shaded" lately.

but seeing your post today... made me think.. and so much good happened today :) i started my new job!!! and if thats not a good thing.. i don't know what is :) then i found out the pay is higher then anticipated. :) then i found myself quite pleasantly trying to find my way around. instead of being stressed ;-) and then that cup of tea and a great but complex to understand paper to get my braincels back to live! before finishing up to go home. altogether... it couldn't get better.... cept perhaps win your gorgeous bag LOL

much love!
-xxx- es.

Karen said...

Congratulations on your new nephew, being an aunt is a great way to spoil kids that aren't yours!!
Something great about today was hearing giggling and singing from the family room as I was in the laundry loading washing in the machine. I came out to find my twin toddlers had turned my empty washing basket into a boat and were 'row rowing'! Too cute!

Bunny B said...

Welcome to the world Jett! Congrats to you, your sister and BIL!

The best thing about today is that I found the cutest bag to win! :P Okay, okay.. I'll be a lil more serious. Well, actually, my best friend whom I haven't seen for soooo long popped by to pay me a visit. She's been tremendously busy these past weeks, we never had the chance to meet. So, that was a nice treat :)

megsie said...

congrats on the arrival of Jett. newborns are so wonderful. I love the feel of their velvet skin and the smell of their sweet heads. Emnjoy his newness, they grow sooo quickly!

A good thing about today is that it's the day before my birthday and I get to have a party tommorrow with fairy bread and cake and it all makes this dreadful cold I have today seem not so bad:)

amy said...

When I woke up this morning I thought of all the stress and worries that seem to control my life and make me who I'm not.
Then I had an ortho-bionomy session and came to the realization that I am in control of nothing. I know that from now on I must live my life knowing there is a great plan already in place and I can take that moment to breathe and appreciate all I have.
I have so much to be thankful for, such as my 5 beautiful yet ornery children, my son who is in remission from leukemia, my husband who's grandmother passed yesterday, all the friends who have stood by my side while I've been battling an illness these last two years.
I'm thankful for all that happens in my life, good and bad. This is what is good for me today...the knowledge that I can just live, breathe, be and not overanalyze.

Toni said...

I've only recently moved to this area and one of my neighbours, that's I've only said hello to popped by to say hello.
So friendly and the kids had a fabulous time meeting someone so new and friendly.

I'm so thrilled I moved to QLD

I sooooooo want to win:-)

SadieandLance said...

Holy Moly for a second then I thought I'd clicked into my own blog and that someone had snuk in and posted the post I had been planning to put up maybe tomorrow...because MY little sister had her first baby just last week and he is called Jett too!!!! And she lives just 5 mins down the road form us at the moment. Wow, small world huh. So congrats Aunty Small Stuff! It's just great being an aunty to a little Jett isn't it!

SadieandLance said...

PS I forgot to say one good thing about today was putting my new shirt on and heading out to have a lovely long cuddle with Jett. Makes me feel good every time!

Sasparilla Sue said...

I want to be an aunty!! All that aunty goodness is contagious! Today I found out I don't have an appendicitis (we're not sure what's going on but at least this means no surgery..yet). AND I received in the mail some very lovely Mary Engelbreit fabric (an ebay purchase) that I can't stop looking at.

Congrats to you and your family!!

Stacey said...

What a great idea! My positive thought for today is to pass on to you that I found out on, of all days April 1, that I am expecting baby #3!
We are so excited and I can't wait to start on quilts, blankets, burp clothes, and everything baby!
Thanks for doing this...very good idea to read everyone's positive blurbs!

Ulla V. said...

How nice to have a beautiful little nephew....congratulations
:0)

A wonderful day is almost over, and I have enjoyed being with my beloved, little family.
Today's positive thing is just that - nothing big or unusual - but yet very big, important and the very most positive thing in my life :0)

Florence said...

Welcome to Jett - and what a wonderful name.

Your giveaway looks fantastic!

Something good: a day that was forecast for rain found us walking back from the postbox in the early evening sun, the children picking forget-me-nots and pink-edged daisies.

bettyninja said...

Oh thank goodness I wasn't away this week. I love that purse and promise to fill it with lots of wonderful things!

Okay something really good about today---ummm---that it is warm enough out that I might go for a bike ride!

Rebekah said...

so adorable! love the fabric

I'm excited that today is my mom's birthday! I can't wait to hang out with her tonight

Genevieve said...

I love, love this bag! So cute! The greatest thing about today is sunshine after a spring snow storm!

StitchingSurgeon said...

love, love, love the bag...
the best thing about today...the smell of sunshine and fresh cut grass! LOVE it.

Tim and Maria Jones said...

I graduate college in 18 days!

Meg said...

My happy thought for today was seeing my tomatoes start to grow in their pots, and not have been ransacked by a possum in the night!

proudgrits11 said...

A huge, fresh, yummy salad for lunch--and a cookie!! And my friend was buying! :)

Miss Crafty said...

The best thing about today is knowing that after work I have a whole evening to myself in which to try and catch up on things and that it's one day closer to the weekend when I'll see my fiance again. :)

Cami said...

Just found your blog, thanks to Bettyninja, and love it. YOu do amazing work. Best thing that has happened so far today is that my husband packed me a lunch today! That means that I got to sleep in and get to work on time! Love my DH!

Jodi Renshaw said...

Congratulations :)

Let's see... what is good about today is that my son is happy and healthy ... and the sun is shining ... and my husband loves me.

Thanks for asking :)

Love,
Jodi

jrenshaw@hotmail.com

mommiemarzie said...

I also found your blog thanks to Bettyninja.

The best thing about my day is that my doctor FINALLY scheduled my c-section. So my newest little one will be here in less than two weeks!

-Kathy

Net said...

Congratulations to your whole family!

My happiest thing of the day was the huge hug my 4yr old gave me when he first woke up this morning.

Thanks for making me appreciate it some more.

Christine said...

A good thing about today was having some delicious Tofu Soup at one of the best thai food restaurants in town :)

Levin (and Emily) said...

thank you!
your post has made me think about today. initially i thought that nothing good had happened today - in fact it had been a rotten day. but then i stopped to really think about it and i remembered that a lady that we clean for had been in hospital this week having a lump removed from her breast. she was home today and she was happy to report that the cancer had not spread. i'm so glad that she is okay. it just goes to show that no matter how bad things seem, you can always find a ray of sunshine.
l
x

Stacey said...

The best part of today is smelling the spring air. The air instantly takes me to a beautiful spot inside. Oh, and this Einstein Bros lemon pound cake a I just woofed definitely, definitely made my day!

2paw said...

Oh that is the loveliest green bag!!! Today is a good day to be alive!! The Labradors and I had a lovely walk through the bush at the dam and saw lots of kangaroos and wallabies!!!
Congratulations on the new family member.

jaydee said...

its a great thing when you pass a stranger on the sidewalk and give them the biggest, most happiest grin of your life.

and they grin right back, like you're old friends.

i really love it.

Brandy said...

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Great Bag by the way!!!

jojoebi said...

congratulations!
The best thing today...is that I am going to dentist - ouch, that isn't the best bit, hubby said he would pick up something for dinner so that I don't have to cook after a hard day at the dentist :o)

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