Saturday, 23 February 2013

Pattern Pyramid Winner

Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment, and have a looksee round my wee corner of the blogsphere. It was also awesome to find some new-to-me bloggers in New Zealand!

While I have seen some really cool prize draws on blogs recently, I am going with the standard fallback of the random number generator. Sooo................... the number that came up was number 7! (sorry, can't figure out how to get the actual number generator to display, so you'll just have to trust me on that!!)

What great patterns! And fantastic to find another new Zealand based blogger like myself! Count me in please!

Congratulations, I've sent you an email to sort out postal addresses and whatnot.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Map the Sewists

Found something cool you may want to take part in - Vicki of the blog Another Sewing Scientist, has started a google map, where you can add yourself and find other sewing friends near you too.

View Map the Sewintists in a larger map

Great for coralling new sewing friends for a meetup, or finding who is about in a place you might be travelling to?!

See her post here to see all the details.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Pattern Pyramid Giveaway!

Just before Christmas I was fortunate enough to win a Pattern Pyramid giveaway from Imogheena at Tropical Threads. What with the busyness of Christmas and such, a parcel arrived for me this week.

After some deliberation, I chose to keep a Burda Easy magazine with some really interesting looking patterns. The magazine is entirely in German, but I have a friend who speaks German who has offered to help out if the Google translate is a bit bewildering!

So, to my giveaway - these four are the remaining patterns from the original package.
BurdaStyle peplum blouse; Simplicity 5931 - size 14.
McCalls 2085 - size12,14,16; New Look 6773 - size 6-16.

We have the very last label that Karen had made up whe she originally started the Pattern Pyramid.

Because I chose a Burda magazine with several great patterns, I have added a few more patterns of my own to give the next winner a few extra options.
Simplicity 8186 - size 14; Style 1809 - size 6-18.
Simplicity 6896 - size12.

Below are the original rules set out by Karen of 'Did You Make That?'

I’ll add a request: I don’t have many readers on this blog, so if you guys could spread the word, that would be lovely. The more the merrier!

From 'Did You Make That?’s blog post:

  • Anyone, anywhere can enter the giveaway by posting a comment below by midnight NZ time Friday 22 February BUT you must have an active blog. (Reasons to become obvious.)
  • I will post the above selection of patterns to the winner, along with the final hand woven label to be sewn into anything made from one of these patterns.
  • The winner will pick one pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own giveaway. They will randomly select a winner, post the remaining patterns to that Person C. Person C will pick a pattern for themselves, host their own giveaway and post the remaining patterns to the winner, Person D. Person D will…You get the idea! 

I’m really keen to see how far and wide we can spread the pattern love and I’m intrigued to see who ends up with what.


  • If you’re a winner, I would love it if you could make a small contribution to The Brooke. This is a charity close to the heart of Catherine, who so generously provided these patterns.

Obviously, I’m operating on a huge level of trust – but I totally trust my readers. All I ask of participants is to engage in a timely fashion, launching their own giveaways soon after receiving a parcel. I also ask that you be happy to post patterns worldwide – we really want to spread the love! 
Once I send the patterns out, I’m not going to attempt to moderate further giveaways, but I’m curious to see how long this takes until the final patterns find loving homes. So please contact me with details of your win and where you live – I suspect another world map is essential! (Remember the World Map of Snoods?)

Finally, if you’re taking part or just want to spread the love, please feel free to add the below button to your blog’s sidebar. Let the fun commence!