Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Blog Give Away! Yay!

Hello my lovelies! How kind of you to visit!
So much to tell you and so much to show you, but it has been raining and pouring for two days straight, grey skies do not great photos make, so, I shall save my crafty bits and bobs until tomorrow, in the meantime, some news to share!

First of all, I had my second scan yesterday, which revealed that the bump can now be referred to as a SHE, yay! It's a little girl! I was quite surprised, after two girls, I expected this one might be a boy, still 3 little girls I shall have, which is all good, dressing up little girls is one of my favourite things!

So, baby news aside. I also want to tell you about some wee bits and pieces I have decided to part with...
My paper ephemera collection is at bursting point, also, I am working a lot more with fabric these days. That's not to say I won't be doing any collage or paper crafts in the future, just that right now, I am limited on space, and something had to give, with all the new fabric coming in, something has to go out, and alas, some of the paper it is.

So, I have started listing some in my Etsy store already, but there is SO much, that I think I am going to be doing this for a few weeks, so, if you like French paper stuff, go see, and check back often, I will try and add new things every day, time allowing. I had no idea how to price everything, most of the pieces I have don't seem to be available by other Etsy sellers (aside from Postcards - and I have mostly priced these cheaper than others - unless they are rare/special), I am very mindful of not over charging and so would genuinely appreciate your feedback on the prices I have set, let me know what you think!

In the mix are various items, including many vintage postcards, vintage French fashion magazines, oh my! Also, my ever so hard to part with collection of vintage labels, including lots of pharmacy and perfume labels too!

This all surely calls, for a bit of a Blog giveaway too! So I have prepared this wee package of delights....

The giveaway includes, a few sheets of vintage French music, a 1950's French fashion magazine, complete with the most wonderful illustrations and adverts, 10 vintage postcards, mostly French, some vintage pharmacy labels, a fat quarter of adorable vintage French fabric, and some cute French trim.

I should add, that after I took this photo, and left this neat little package on the table, one of the cats puked on it! As I am sure you can imagine, paper does not really recover well from being puked on, hence, I have had to replace the postcards and magazine shown in the picture with similar ones, everything else survived the puking, fabric and trim included, phew! and BAH those cats!

For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will ask the sproglets to draw a name from a hat in the next few days, so say Hello, and all this lovely stuff could be yours! I am happy to send the package international, so don't be put off if you are in Timbuktu!

Back soon with lots of photos to share, Happy Tuesday to you! <3


  1. Woa, that fabric is lovely! What a generous giveaway!

  2. Woooo!! this blog giveaway looks fantastic , very generous!! I Had to laugh at the cat puking on it and your honesty is such a breath of fresh air .Congratulations a little girl I have 3 sisters its fantastic, your girls will never be short of best friends .
    love from sesga xx

  3. I agree, little girls are so much fun to dress up!
    I hope you are well...and the cat too..:-p

  4. Great package and congrats on the third girl! They are fun to dress!

  5. I would love to be entered in your lovely blog giveaway! I enjoy your blog--I found it via Flickr via Swap-bot (love, love, love your Dotee Dolls!)

  6. magicjessnrach28 May 2008 at 00:56

    I have three girls and they are a delight!

  7. Aren't cats just lovely? Those postcards and that fabric are so pretty!!
    And yay, little girls are so much fun! If I ever have a son I will be totally lost.

  8. Oh yay! It's a GIRL :) How lovely!!
    Your giveaway is charming too!

  9. Hi! I'm a relatively new reader, charmed by your pretty dolls and cheerful designs. (Can't remember where I stumbled upon your blog. . . Flickr, maybe?)

    Congratulations on the third little girl! I was the first of three sisters, myself. :o)

    The giveaway looks great! Some lucky person's going to have a lot of fun!

  10. oh wow - another girl, lucky you!!! I want another girl...I've got one of each, so actually I'd like another one of each, but hubby says I can't pick them like that and when we do have another I'll get what I'm given! (but a girl would be rather lovely, they can be dressed up in lovely clothes, and girls names are far prettier than boys...can you see me planning ahead, ha ha).
    Anyway....count me in for the giveaway, what a fab parcel of gorgeousness (I've got fingers and toes crossed I win!)

  11. Tallulah, congratulations on your little girl, do you think you'll stop at three?!Three is a magic number ( so says a song I can't remember the title of )and it's what I've got too though I have two boys to mix it up.
    I would love to be inclued in your giveaway and am sending positive vibes to influence your daughter's hand.I'm also going to check out your etsy shop, I love vintage postcards.


  12. What a wonderful give-away.. i am in!!

  13. Thank you for the chance - my heart is going pitter patter!

  14. Why do cats choose the most annoying places to throw up? Mine were sick on my digital camera about three days after I got it. Since then they have also peed on it, and it still works perfectly! Wonderfully sturdy modern technology but a bit on the minging side...

    Your blog is lovely and that parcel looks (looked!!) fabulous so thanks for the chance to win it.


  15. oooh, hope am still in time - looks like great giveaway!

  16. Congrats regarding the baby on the way!

    I love French & I love vintage!

  17. I would love to enter your blog giveaway... looks like a great package (although obviously the cat didnt think so he hee!)
    Congratulations too on another little girl coming into your family.

  18. A baby girl! I'm so happy for you!

  19. My favorite part of your lovely post about your baby news and fancy French ephemera was the suprising news that the cat puked on it! C'est la vie! There's a dose of reality we can all relate to!

  20. How wonderful a girly !!
    Im 40 this year and trying not to get broody before my baby having days are over ;0

    Your giveaway looks lovely too can you add my name to the giveaway please x x

    Sara x

  21. I have three girls myself and I wouldn't have it any other way!

    I love your blog!

  22. A girl, Thats fantastic! And the giveaway looks great The fabric, the old card...! Add me to the list please.

  23. Hope it isnt too late for me to enter! I just came across your blog and absolutely love it! :) That fabric is amazing!

  24. Hmm, thought I just left a comment . . . maybe not?

    Want to give you my blog address:

  25. Can I please be entered in your lovely giveaway? (if it's not too late) I only popped over to say thanks for visiting my blog but what the heck! I sympathise about the pukey cat ~ I have one of those too. Deborah x
    Ps.lovely blog!

  26. I believe this is my very 1st visit to your blog, and I couldn't resist to leave a comment and have the chance to win this great vintage parcel.