Saturday, 23 August 2008

A Little Project and a Giveaway.

A little gentle easing back into sewing was this small project. A little card to welcome a new baby.
Because it was for a friend of a friend I have done my best airbrushing over the name which was pink, so they won't recognise it if they happen to see my blog. I'm sure they won't but you never know.



After my last post I was so touched by all the lovely comments and e-mails exhorting me to cheer up that I felt better immediately. Thank you everyone. As a little extra 'Thank you' and to belatedly celebrate my half century of blog posts I am giving away this Celtic Brooch.


I'll have a draw next weekend so if you are interested leave me a comment and I'll put your name in. (Even if you have been a lurker hitherto..come on!)

Meanwhile I am searching for a holiday.
Flights to The Greek Islands seem to have been booked up, unless we want to pay about £1000, or go to a very busy place.
We will have to wait till next year.
In the meantimewe are looking in the UK, possibly in Cornwall, but I'm not fussy, overlooking a nice little sandy cove, within reasonable reach of good restaurants, at a realistic price, after 4th and before 25th September.
Any ideas?

56 comments:

Carol said...

I am gad you are feeling better. Just got back from Zakynthos myself, was very very hot. Hope you find somewhere to go. I would love to be included in your draw. Thanks.

paulahewitt said...

Im glad you are better too. And I would Love to be included in the draw for teh beautiful brooch. What a lucky baby to get such a beautiful gift!

'fancypicnic' said...

A resounding 'yes' to Cornwall, Jackie!! Anywhere on the Lizard would be perfect, or the Idle rocks hotel in St Mawes...? I think you can see where my heart lies! Can't get enough of the place...
Beautiful colours in the brooch. xx

'fancypicnic' said...

I had to come back and say that although I obviously look at your pics on flickr, I've just spent a while devouring the photos of your work in your flickriver widget. Just divine. Absolutely wonderful...love the black background, too - really enhancing.

StegArt said...

Your baby art piece is so wonderful. I'm going to be crossing my fingers in hopes of winning your lovely brooch.

herhimnbryn said...

Magical coverlet for the babe.
Bostcastle and it's surrounds is lovley in cornwall.
Please put me in your draw. Your celtic design would look stunning on my linen jacket:)

herhimnbryn said...

Please forgive typos in my last comment. My laptop is ontop of the dog, who is ontop of my lap!!!!!

Chris' Greetings from the Shady Grove said...

The baby gift is beautiful! I'm so glad you are feeling better. Please include me in your drawing. I love your brooches!

jenclair said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better What a beautiful card for a new baby - something to treasure! Love the brooch...

Victoria said...

Good to hear that you are feeling better!
The baby gift is very pretty!
And the Brooch is beautiful! (Please include me in your draw!)

Robyn said...

The card is beautiful! Cornwall holidays...bliss! I know its packed with people but I just loved Polperro, Looe and St.Ives. St. Ives is so arty...I wish I could go again! Oh and I loved Mousehole. I'm sure you will find a less touristy little hollow and I hope you will give us all the details.

alice c said...

I am Cornish so v loyal BUT have you considered Sicily? Good food AND sunshine. And cheap flights via Alitalia.

Daisie said...

Oooh, yes please enter me into your little prize draw, the brooch is beautiful!!
I am in no positiuon to give holiday advice having just spent our summer hols in 'sunny' Burnley! Hahahah!

Angelcat said...

What a beautiful card Im sure your friend will love it. Your brooch is beautiful I'd love to be included in the draw for your generous giveaway

Jude said...

Well,you know where I came from and you know where I am now so I think both destinations are brill. Try getting down to Durgan, wonderful walking and secluded beaches.Also, have you tried www.holidaylettings.co.uk My friend Sandy is listed as home 32019, well recommended,
you could pop in and see us too!!
Hopefully next year I can invite you to stay
Jude

Raggy Rat said...

not just commenting to get a freebie, honest !
but i do love your work
love those pinks and greens ont he new baby card, can we see it unairbrsuhed later?
hugs cat xxxx

MargaretR said...

Sorry you have been feeling a bit under the weather Jackie, but glad you are better. Love the card and I woulod also love to be in the draw for that lovely brooch please.

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Hi hun. Glad you're a bit more cheerful now. Knew the 'urge' would soon return. For someone so talented and creative how could it not?!!
The brooch is lovely. Ooh how I would love to own a piece of your work. Pleeeeease put me in the draw.
Hols - there are so many bits of Cornwall I've still not visited. What about the Isle of Scilly? I've not been but it looks abosolutely gorgeous and less populated than Cornwall. Maybe more like your little Greek islands...

hens teeth said...

I agree with ethel up above here ~ Scilly Isles...wonderful.

An heirloom for that lucky babies' family.

Add me to the prize draw pleeeeeeeaaaaaase :-)

Maureen said...

A beautiful card Jackie and who wouldn't want to have achance to win that beautiful brooch, put me in please!!!

Miss Frugality said...

Ooh holidays...I've only been once, but loved Cornwall - I would've happily set up home in St.Ives!Hope you find somewhere nice :-)
Your card is gorgeous- a wonderful keepsake for the family.
And,if you don't mind me being frank;I want to WIN that brooch!!!

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, I whant to win the brooch too :-)

Beutiful gift for the baby!

Linda said...

The card is so pretty Jackie - I'm sure it will be treasured for a long time. I hope you find a Greek island substitute in Cornwall, good luck in your search!
Love Linda x
PS I'd love to own a 'Jackie original'; please enter me for the draw!

Gina said...

That is a beautiful card - sure it will be very much appreciated. Cornwall in September sounds lovely. Fowey is a favourite haunt of mine although I've not been there for a few years. I can recommend a beautiful place in Tuscany too.
Oh... and I'd love to be included in the draw... please!

Genie said...

Hi Jackie, please include me.
anywhere in Cornwall is great. st Ives is one of my favourites.
love the baby card.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better - so sorry you were feeling low. Cornwall is so beautiful but I've only been twice so don't know it well enough for any top tips. If Cornwall doesn't work out, try the Dorset Coastal Cottages website- very pretty little properties near to Studland, in the Isle of Purbeck, close to Lyme etc etc. We've used them many times and they're fab.

That card is stunning - can I be in the draw too please? Hope that's OK.

BTW this is silverpebble - writing on Mr P's laptop so I don't wake the baby in the bedroom!

CalicoDaisy said...

I want to come craft with you! Your fiber work is so pretty! I'm American and know nothing about a holiday in the UK, though I would love to first hand. However, thevintagemagpie lives in Devon, and her photos are always so beautiful. She said she isn't too far from the shore. Gorgeous brooch giveaway, one I would adore wearing. -- Michele, one of your daisy bouquets.

'fancypicnic' said...

I forgot - would love to be entered in your draw, Jackie!

Thank you xx!

lindaurban said...

I'm new to your blog, but have fallen head over heels. That small piece is beautiful. What a lucky baby!

Mary said...

I think it would have been easier to ask who doesn't want to be in the draw. :O) That said, please add me to the extremly long list! And that baby gift is to die for! I love the colors.

Jamie said...

Your artwork is lovely. I would love to enter my name in your giveaway. Jamie V in Montana
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Lorie M. said...

Well, Jackie, if you want to travel to the US, I assure you, the pound will go a looongg way here! Last time I checked it was $2. to the pound! :-) Adorable baby gift..

Mermaid's Purse said...

Your card is lovely - I'm sure they'll be absolutely thrilled!

Julie said...

Yes I agree it's a beautiful card :o) And I also agree Cornwall, definitely. We are off there ourselves on the 5th St Ives has an Arts Festival going on, lots of music and arty things going on.

Ooh,yes please! I would love to be included in the draw. Congratulations on your half century!

Denise said...

I have been a recent frequent visitor of yours thanks to another blog or two that have pointed your way!
So thanks for all the inspiration and the wonderful pictures and thanks for the give away! I'm long past due to make your acquaintance and let you know that I enjoy your blog!
Cheers, Denise

Kate said...

Lovely baby card. It is particularly nice to see colours working so well together as we have been having conversations about this at home. Penny has been struggling with getting her colours 'right'. It's pretty much everything, isn't it!! xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hello Jackie
Cornwall sounds lovely its one of my favorite places especially St Ives ,Heaven on earth I think .
I'm glad you are feeling better we all get our days .
I love the card for the baby is beautiful .
love from sesga xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

O I forgot to say please put me in your fantastic draw I would love to own something made by you .I love your work its Amazing.

Jo in NZ said...

Thanks for the invite. I would definitely like to be in the draw

nyxcreations said...

Always adorable pieces! Those cards are gorgeous and I am still hoarding that piece of dyed tea bag paper you sent with the piece I purchased :D

Denise said...

Thanks for coming over and saying hi! I'd love to be in your contest and will continue to enjoy your blog! Mine will get busier now that I have found the camera and the memory card!!
Cheers, Denise

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I'd rather go to Cornwall than to Greece any old day! The last time we were there we staying in Tintagel at the most charming place called Trebrea Lodge. Alas, I read recently that it has been bought for a private home now. I do have some friends who live in Looe, but I don't know of any places to stay there, although I must say the place looks completely charming.

And, Edward and I are glad you're feeling better!

Happy House Quilts said...

the card is beautiful!!! Sorry to hear you were under the weather...I'm plugging along one day at a time...chemo cycle 5 was yesterday...only one more to go...surgery looms in oct or nov...but I want to do a big push before hand to get some of the ufo's moving again...i'll keep blogging...
{{{hugs}}}
have you ever been to the isle of white? south coast? I've been there once while attending college in Arundel...very beachy?!
Oh I hope i win!!!
jodi

Ev said...

I have just stumbled upon your blog and love your work, it is now bookmarked for me to visit more often. I am only just beginning my journey into the FME and am probably enjoying the "research" a bit too much LOL. I would love to be included in your draw. I can't recommend anywhere for your holiday - sorry, though have you thought of South Wales...beautiful place (was born there but currently reside in West Australia)

jennyflower said...

I'd love to win your gorgeous brooch! Good luck with your holiday quest, I'm a west country girl myself and I do miss it so!

Doreen K. said...

Love you art. Please put me in the drawing.

Kayla coo said...

Hi, Just back from hols.
Hope I'm not to late for the draw for your lovely brooch.x

Percy's lass said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. The card is lovely - what a treat to add to their album.  Holidays - Cornwall is lovely, even in the rain - though I find the traffic congestion a little trying. I also love Pembrokeshire -round St davids is magical, long deserted beaches, ancient monuments and great art shops. Or what about Galloway? It's on the gulf stream so surprisingly mild, great scenery and again, very quiet so you have it to yourself. And yes please, even though I admit to owning 3 of your brooches alrady, it's just not possible to have too many!!Jo :0)

Ro Bruhn said...

I'm glad things have picked up for you. I love your pin too and the card for the luck baby.
We had a lovely holiday at St Ives a few years ago and also Ambleside in the Lakes District, but if you really feel like it you could come to good old Oz.

Wabbit said...

You could always come to Phoenix, AZ, USA where your pounds will go a long way! Hmmm... if we fixed it up for you to teach a class, is it tax deductible there as it is here? Then it's an even better bargain! It's sunny 300+ days a year here and it's still HOT. Sheesh, all that and I don't even like it here!

That being said, you know, I'd be happy to have the thread cuttings from your bin, Jackie! I love the pins I have from you but could you put me in the draw, too, please?

hippopip said...

I love your brooches and the soft colours of your felt dyeing, how about Ireland, weather usually atrocious but beautiful scenery and lovely people

Linda said...

Hello Jackie,thanks for your calling card. Hope I wont disappoint you if I tell you Im an Aussie. Have anglophile tendancies:) Can I still be included in the giveaway?

Margaret S said...

Just finished reading thro your latest postings and as usual lots of variety of topics. Aren't you glad that you DID start this blog. I told you you wouldn't look back, you are much better at regular blogging than me, I am rather cheesed off at the mo as I am awaiting a date for my hip op and its looks like it won't be until late October so slightly down as I am finding getting around on two crutches a little frustrating. Creative juices are drying up as well!! Put me in the draw please Love Margaret

Michael House said...

I have just found your blog via a comment you left on Beate's demo of using the 12 needle embellisher! And I'd love to enter the give away. I have not done much on my blog recently, or much felting, as I have been busy running our veggie guest house in Cornwall! I have added your blog to my favourites list and look forward to returning often. Vanessa

Paddy's Daughter said...

You will sleep well in your new bedroom, it is very glamourous. Hope that you have a great holiday. Your brooch is lovely and I'd love to be included in the draw.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Your baby art piece is just lovely. I'm new to your blog, but would love to be included in the draw. Anne Marie - Toronto . If I win, you can contact me through amdesaulniers@rogers.com.



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