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Massive May Giveaway Day!

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Ok, so you know that little RSS symbol that’s at the top of most people’s blogs? Well, I put one on my blog way back in August when I started blogging. I didn’t really know what it did if you clicked on it, or what it meant. I counted my followers by using the combined Google Friend and Networked Blogs number.

Fast forward a few months: I know now what you can do when you click that little thing, and it’s very handy. And last week, I knew I needed to change the feed on it when I changed the blog’s address to the .co.uk domain. So I started using Feedburner, thinking there were like ten people who followed that way. (This opinion was based on how I personally follow blogs, which is mostly through GFC.)

So guess what? On any given day I have around 170 RSS followers – and since I said that I’d have another giveaway when I reached 200 followers, and since I now know I have 370 followers (roughly), I think it’s time for a massive thank you giveaway, don’t you? (And I find myself much closer all of a sudden to my 500 goal by the end of the year!)

I’m holding the giveaway in conjunction with Sew Mama Sew’s May Giveaway Day (23 May). Cause I’m a follower too, they put out lots of free (patterns, tutorials, tips, etc.), and sites like that are good for us all.

Here’s my giveaway:
There are 5 30cm cuts of ‘vintage’ Amy Butler fabric – 30cm is equal to 1/3yd! So that 1 2/3 yds of AB fabric, for free!

I’m also including some black bag handles, some ric rac, and some French vintage decorated bias binding that I bought a million years ago (literally!) from Donna Flower and never used.

And as a bonus, I’m throwing in a matching tote bag and cosmetic bag set!

Bag Height: 37cm (14.5 inches)
Bag Width: 34 cm (13 inches)
Bag Handles: 51 cm (20 inches) with a 23 cm (9 inch) drop

Purse Height: 15cm (6 inches)
Purse Width: 22cm (8.5 inches)

So here are the rules:

  • I will ship internationally.
  • Leave one comment per entry, making sure there’s a way for me to get ahold of you.
  • If you are a follower, leave an extra comment telling me so! (It is a follower reward giveaway, after all!)
  • Drawing will be held on 25 May, and winner will be chosen by random (Thank you, wordpress plug-in!).
  • I’ll ship it out on 30 May as long as the winner has responded with her address.

© J C Excell, 2011

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665 thoughts on “Massive May Giveaway Day!

  1. Congratulations on your followers! You must be stoked! Also – those Amy Butler prints really are lovely. I hve a friend whose little girl turns three soon and I am looking for some fabric to make her a skirt. The green print second from the bottom of the pile would be perfect! 🙂 You know I follow you! 😉

  2. What a generous giveaway. Love the fabric (my favourite colours) and that bag set is fantastic. And congrats on your blog stats. That must have been a nice little surprise for you!

  3. Oh, and I follow you through NewsFire, but I don’t know if that shows up for you. I’ll join through google reader so it shows up on your front page.

  4. Love your work! Just started following a few days ago. I’m in on the mug rug too, super excited. Good luck to me for this fabo prize. Thanks heaps.

  5. Would love a chance to win some fabric. I’ve just begun to buy fabric and am using old scraps from my sister-in-law’s collection! I’m a follower!

  6. congratulations on all the followers. I follow you on google reader. Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂 Hope

  7. Wow! that is some giveaway. I have just found this blog and am looking forward to following it.

  8. I would love to win some new fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!


  9. I am a newnfollower of your blog. I can’t wait to see all that you do.


  10. I just found your blog this morning and I would LOVE to be entered to win this give away! I am enjoying reading your posts.

  11. I am working on getting you to 500 followers – I just became a follower too!

  12. Pretty great article. I just stopped by by your blog and wanted to state that I have actually enjoyed checking your posts. Any way, I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again shortly!

  13. Thank you for having this fabulous giveaway! I have just signed up as a new follower and I’m glad to be here! I would just love to be the winner so here’s my entry!!!

  14. I love the fabric, I just happen to click on link from a fellow apron swap from Shawnee firty apron swap and discover your site, how cool is that! Great give away!

  15. Oh thanks for doing the giveaway, lots of pretty fabric. I will be doing a giveaway on my blog too for the May Giveaway! 🙂

  16. Ooo!!!! Congrats on having so many followers!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway, your blog is a great read 🙂

  17. wow!I love the old amy butler in greens. and notions, a bag AND a pouch? wow you’re very generous. Thank you!

    liz1611 at gmail.com

  18. For some reason I can’t see the pictures but would love to put name in for the AB fabric.

  19. Oooh I’m dying to make a new bag, and these fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway- bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    You are welcome to check out mine, too. You could win some custom-made buttons! 🙂

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

  21. Hooray for followers! Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I love Amy Butler fabric. 🙂 Plus there’s lots of other goodies too!

  22. I’m a crafty geek, too! To date I’m not a follower, but I suspect I may have to become one… 😉

  23. What a great give-away! Your generosity is paid back by the number of comments and followers :).
    Thank you. Hopefully the luck will be by my side .

  24. oh my I just found your site and I am in love, can’t wait till payday to go shoppin. I also signed up for your fabulous give away and have my fingers crossed thanks so much

  25. A lovely range of fabrics and the bag is so pretty !!!
    Thank you for this chance xxx

  26. Wow the giveaway is very tempting. Love the bag and the fabrics and I never used bag handles before, and I suspect neither did a lot of people here so good luck everybody and keep having fun :>

  27. What a great giveaway! Thanks for joining in the fun! I love those fabrics, and the tote is great, too.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  28. I adore Amy Butler… she actually lives about 20 minutes from me, an we got to meet at a local book signing! 😉 She’s TALL! haha
    Anyhow, thanks for such a great giveaway! xo

  29. A UK craft blogger! No, a SOUTHAMPTON craft blogger! It couldn’t get better, no wait. A Southampton craft blogger giving stuff away!!!

  30. What a soothing palette those Amy Butler fabrics have. Dreaming of what I’d make with them already. Thanks for the chance.

  31. What a generous giveaway! I love the Amy Butler fabric. congratulations on the success of your blog!

  32. wow, beautiful stuff. And um… totally confused about the follower stuff. How do you figure out how many followers you have? I always just used bloggers total on my dashboard!

  33. What a great collection of fabrics that one can make that gorgeous bag. Someone is going to have fun playing with your generous giveaway gift.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful prize.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  34. Thanks for the RSS information- I have never paid much attention to it- I will have to check it out on my own blog. I also am one of your followers.

  35. What a great giveaway! You seem to love Amy Butler as much as I do. She’s the one who made me fall in love with fabric.

  36. Oh my those bags are just gorgeous!

    I still have no idea how to use the rss feed, I’m just not techno-savvy enough…

  37. This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you. And good luck on your 500 follower goal! 🙂

  38. I love Amy Butler fabrics, and the tote bag/cosmetic bag set with the “love” fabrics is so cute!!

  39. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway:0 I love the bags you made and the fabrics you have chosen to share with the winner!!! Congrats on doing so well with your blog!!!

  40. What a gorgeous, generous, fabulous giveaway!

    Thanks for the chance.

    kalviene (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. Thank you very much for the opportunity to win this. This is an awesome giveaway. Thank you again.

  42. Great giveaway 😀 please count me in!


  43. What cute fabric and I love how your 2 bags turned out with the fabric you chose. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I want it !!! 🙂
    I loves the fabrics ^^
    Really lovely. I hope I am the lucky one..

  45. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win – What beautiful fabric and bag!!

  46. Pretty pretty fabric.. it is my new fav color to create with! Thank you for a chance to win!

  47. What a fantabulously fabulous giveaway with wonderful goodies!! Thanks for the chance!

  48. Wow! What a great and generous prize, thank you! Beautiful goodies and a lovely looking blog. Will have to stop by and read more when I have some time to meander.

  49. What a fantastic giveaway! (I am seriously drooling! Why does that happen to me even with non edible tasty things!?) Thanks so much for being awesome and offering this amazing collection of goodies!


  50. Congratulations! I actually have no idea what that does so I haven’t even put it on my blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  51. Holy Hannah! Fabric, notions, a tote bag and make-up bag, are you kidding me? WOW! Please include me in your wonderful give-away!

  52. Awesome Giveaway! Love the fabric & notions! And the bag is gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win!

  53. Great giveaway! I’d love to get my hands on that beautiful fabric, and the bag combo you made is so nice too!


  54. Gorgeous fabric, and what an awesome bag set!!! Thank you for offering them up–I’m adding you to my blog list of “who’s posting!”


  55. So glad you’re not using blogger 🙂

    The fabrics and bags are beautiful! Thank you for participating with such a generous giveaway!

  56. I love love love the little cosmetics bag and how it matches the tote! That’s so perfect and cute and lovely, so pretty!

  57. What lovely fabrics! I haven’t done any quilting, but am thinking of giving a mug rug a go…
    Thanks for the chance.

  58. You had me at the fabrics, but the bags are a beautiful bonus! Thank you for the chance to win!

  59. I am going to have to look again at my follower numbers too now! thankyou for the heads up lol AND the chance to take part in your celebratory giveaway!

  60. Hey…save postage and send that lovely bag to the Midlands. You’ll save me from having to buy 5p bags in Marks & Spencers for my food treats!!

  61. I really love that collection of AB fabric. The color palette is perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

  62. Gorgeous giveaways – love the colours of the fabrics
    Many thanks for the opportunity to win something beautiful

  63. oh wow! this is an amazingly generous offer! i’m not a huge amy butler fan, but i LOVE her prints in those colours, and the bag you’re including is gorgeous!

  64. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win the fabric and bag. Thanks for the chance. jmniffer at comcast dot net

  65. I’ve just subscribed to your blog and will follow along with your new posts. Thanks for the chance to win.
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

  66. Wow! What an amazing selection! I love the materials as those are some of my favorite colors, and the tote and matching cosmetic bag would make an excellent gift for my aunt.

  67. The tote and cosmetic bag are lovely. Thanks for the give away.

  68. Holy cow, Jenna! Awesome giveaway!! I’d love to win your giveaway. Such beautiful items.

  69. GENEROSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is your middle name! Congrats on the success! You are on a roll, but not surprised…your blog is awesome! THank you for this chance to win great surprises!

  70. What a rocking giveaway! I love the pinks in the bag and the greens in the fabric. Thank you for a chance to win.

    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

  71. Gorgeous giveaway. I know that there are people out there who read my blog but aren’t followers but beyond that I get lost!

  72. Hello from Canada! What an amazing giveaway! And a very funny RSS story 🙂 Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  73. A bag and fabric so wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win. bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  74. You weren’t kidding, this is a massive giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win my favorite designer Amy Butler’s fabric and then the extras AND the bag filled with matching goodies!!

    So glad I found your blog!!!!

    Kris krisdavis8@aol.com

  75. I was excited about the fabric and trims…and then I saw your handiwork. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity. Lwghosts(at)yahoo(dot)com

  76. Oooh, love this giveaway! The fabric, the bag, the cosmetic bag, whoa nelly! Love it!!! Thank you for a chance to win!

  77. Congrats on so many followers 🙂

    These are great fabrics and I love the bag and purse!

  78. You are the definition of generosity! Wow! What prizes! Yum! Will be checking back after all the hub-bub dies down. Come on over and visit my giveaway too, if you’d like. I’d love to see you!
    PS – I still don’t know what RSS is exactly. Good for you on being technologically savvy!

  79. I’m new to your blog and will definitely bookmark it to be back for your great tutorials!

  80. Oh my, I hope I’m not to late to enter! What gorgeous goodies.

    By the way what is this RSS symbol of which you speak?

  81. You had me at ricrac! Love the tote, that cypress fabric is the lining of my current handbag so they would be the perfect duo.

  82. I usually prefer darker colors – more greens and blues – but that bag fabric is really lovely. There is just something about it…love!

  83. What a great giveaway. I love it all I am already thinking of a quilt to make. Have a happy day and keep on keeping on.

  84. Thanks for a chance to win – so generous! Love your blog keep up the great work



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