Friday, August 7, 2009

Beckybean Double Giveaway!!


Just ducking quickly back into Blogland to announce the giveaway I mentioned was coming in the last post (forever ago - I know!!) Things are still crazy, busy and happy around these parts, and I am hoping to get time to get things a bit more updated in a couple of weeks.

But for now, Jade and I are celebrating the launch of a new retail outlet in West End (Brisbane, Australia) that will be stocking our Eco Market Totes. The very lovely Michelle (yes, she of Pedrosprout fame) has opened her very own shop call Nook, which is a treasure trove of quirky, handmade goodness - much of it eco too!


So to win the Eco Market Tote pictured above, simply leave a comment here, and then pop over to Jade's blog for a chance to win another Eco Market Tote there too! This tote is made from recycled fabrics, with a panel of hand screenprinted fabric by Hollabee, and two handmade wooden buttons (one on the front and one on the strap) that have been made by our Dad from recycled redgum offcuts. There is a handy pocket on the inside too.

And of course, if you're in Brisbane, head on over to Nook for a unique shopping experience. You can even grab a coffee and some tasty treats from one of the cafes in the street and make a nice afternoon of it :)

That's it folks. Short and sweet. Will be back on Monday 24th August to draw a winner, and try and get back into the ol' blog saddle. If I'm lucky I might get back on before then. But I'm not holding my breath....

Speaking of breath...time to draw a deep one and dive back into the crazy family madness that is birthdays, holidays and full-on family fun. I'll leave you with a few images of what we've been up to lately :)

Take care all XXX Bec

51 comments:

One Flew Over said...

YAY! Your back and you have been busy...and missed! Would love to be in the running for the tote!!

bubbachenille said...

Hi, I dragged my hubby to Nook yesterday and admired your bags there, (hubyy ended up with a shirt too so it wasn't all bad for him! ) It's a gorgeous shop! Please enter me in your giveaway!

2paw said...

I love the Pinata birthday cake, I've been there when one was smashed!! I love that green bag!! Happy new 'Retail Outlet'!!

Chi Designs said...

I saw your totes when I popped in on Saturday. :) Would love to be in the draw to win one!

Love the new blue clutch too.

Mookah said...

First things first, I love that 2nd birthday cake! (which I've already told you). Even though I'm thirty something I'm a big kid at heart, and if someone ever made the effort to make me one of those for my birthday I would think I'd died and gone to heaven!

Secondly, missed you on the blog front.

Thirdly, what a georgous tote, and I think it would suit my shoulder perfectly.

Fourthly, next time I'm holidaying in Coolangatta (spring) I'll be dropping in to check out the new shop.

citrus daisy said...

Wow would really love one of these bags.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Gina said...

*sigh*, will be sending Brisbane friends along to Nook as my proxy... I've been peeking on all the blogs and it looks gorgeous. Of course, I'd be happy to relieve you of your lovely bag... love a bit of Hollabee feature fabric.

melanie said...

I love that second cake, it's awesome!
I saw your purses at the BrisStyle fair, and loved them too.
Those little pies/tarts look delicious!
And I would love a chance to win one of your totes! :D

Car said...

That cake is awesome Bec! As well as the rest of the food(s)

Look forward to checking out this new little shop I've been hearing of around the traps ;)

Cass said...

Wow I love all those cakes and of course the bag

Digital Misfit said...

That bag is just perfect! I love the fabrics and especially the handmade buttons.

I have not yet had my breakfast, so I REALLY want one of those cupcakes!

heidig@gmail.com

ikkinlala said...

You make great birthday cakes!

Little Diva said...

I love the colours of both the totes being given away. Christine xo

Lin said...

Wow you have been busy! And congrats on selling your bags through Nook - I've check out the site - it looks great!

amy said...

oh i haven't been into nook yet but from what i've seen in blogland, it looks AMAZING. i can't wait to go check it out (my savings account is terrified!) amy :) p.s the bag is beautiful!

Christina Lowry said...

I'm drooling over those cakes! So fantastic. I want to taste the one with the smarties and freckles!

The bag is fantastic too! I was just saying that it would be great to have a bag to myself now that all bags seem to be for baby things!

:)

Shan said...

i love your totes.... so beautiful. thanks for the generous giveaway... good luck everyone :)

Selina said...

Gorgeous bag! Love that MLP cake as well. Too cute!

on a side note, I have been wondering what sealant you use on your coffee sacks? I found a coffee sack in an op shop and wanted to use it in a project (not a bag, I will leave that to you guys!!), but don't know how to stop the shedding. I know you are really busy, so no hurry on your reply. I look forward to checking out nook neat time I'm near the city.

Selina :)

Twinkle Star Art said...

Oh yes please enter me in your giveaway

oh and can you invite me to your kids birthday parties too? why should kids have all the fun? those cakes and party pouches look awesome!

Sandrine said...

Congrats for your bags being part of this such great new Nook shop!
Nice to read your blog again ;)Take care x

Cindy said...

Why do I always leave yours and your sisters blog drooling over food or bags. Good luck with the new store.

m.podoll said...

I love your bags so much I tried to make one of my own. Even had hubby make some buttons out of old tree limbs.HA I would love to win a tote. Marilyn

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I love the bags- saw them on the nook blog- they look great!

robin_titan said...

Oh gosh those cakes are mouth watering!

Lovely bag and in my favorite color!! :)

Mogs Designs said...

Love your market totes.
Great give away
Thank you
Melissa

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

What a great giveaway - I am really into "Green" bags ATM.

Micky
xxoo

SuBoo said...

Thanks so much for the chance for the giveaway - I love your beautiful pics!

Hot Fudge said...

What are you sisters trying to do to me? First Jade rattles on about tapas, duck fat potatoes, etc, etc, and now you load up your page with the most incredible cakes. It's enough to make an old granny cry.

Oh yes, and your bags are gorgeous too ...

Daneve said...

Oh Bec...love the green tote that would go very nicely with me red hair heheheh...I cant wait to check out Nook I think I will go tomorrow as I also need to pop into reverse garbage..

The cakes look fab too...

x
Daneve Chicuff by Daneve

ellie said...

Hiya,
please don't enter me in the giveaway (happy to swap for your lovliness).

Just wanted to comment on your cakes. WOW! lots of goings on, you are totally excused from being blog absent for all of that sugar-high!

talk soon,
E xxx

NotSewShabby said...

Hiya I love the idea of eco friendly bags, puts mine to shame :) with all the plastic I use, but at least the plastic is being used wisely :)
Tara
Not Sew Shabby

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh please do count me in on your awesome giveaway! Nice to see you posting again Bec! It appears you've been too busy overloading yourself on delightful cakes to be blogging lately ;D xo

Now I'm not sure I understand the rules correctly. I go to Jade's blog and enter there as well? I always get the rules muddled up. I'll pop over anyway!

Deb_in_oz said...

the bags are gorgeous - i went to nook on wednesday and fell in love.

djaj said...

Arf, a polka dots cake... Should have thought of that earlier !!!
Please count me in for the giveway !

Ammie said...

Ooo--sweet chic bag! And I love the wallets, too. The cakes... I ignored the cakes. It's too early in my morning for such decadence. (Maybe I'll come back for another looksie tonight!)

Sanch said...

Love your bags, and using buttons your Dad makes adds such a special touch. Keep up your gorgeous inspiring work. Those cakes look soo good! xx Sanch

madebymaisie said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I have one too on my blog at the moment.

You have been busy. Those cakes look gorgeous and yummy too.

I can't wait to get a break from Ekka duties to pop over to Nook for a little look.

x Catherine

Bec Hem said...

yes, saw nook last weekend and i covert just about everything in that shop!
LOVE the bag, too!

Chrisy said...

You two seem to be doing an awful lot of eating of yummy stuff lately!

apparentlyjessy said...

Woah! LOVE those colourful cakes!

PretaPawte said...

from the looks of Nook i'll need a market tote to take on my first visit

Kelly said...

Wow..great giveaway and those cakes look so yummy!!

zofia said...

This is stunning, and green, my fav!
(Those cakes are amazing!!!)

Tinniegirl said...

Lucky me. I'm still in time to enter the giveaway.

Look at all those delicious cakes. Yum, yum.

lillipilli lane said...

Great bag, I love the green colours and retro look. Congrats on your new stockist.
Thanks for the chance to win one of these pretty bags and all thebest for your venture : - )

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Oh, what a fabulous bag...loving it. Wish I could get to nook but our shop hours are pretty much the same...might have to finally take the plunge to get someone to look after my shop so I can go and have a squizzy.
Hope I win this fab bag

Liesa

PJS said...

Your things are beautiful, you really make the most of eco fabrics. Good luck with the launch!!

Barra said...

Love your bag also you are very talented would love to have one.

Bev

Bek said...

Love your totes, and those cakes look soo yummy!

VintagePrincipessa said...

Good luck with the nook venture :)
I think I need to go and make cupcakes now....

:)

LeAnne Vincent said...

Finally bags with longer straps that I can wear across my chest and that look fantastic and are also eco friendly! Yay! As a vegetarian and animal rights supporter I'm always looking for funky, arty bags that aren't made of leather. Can't wait to check out the shop!