Friday, 30 April 2010

2 Year Giveaway

Apparently it was 2 years ago that I stepped out into the world of blogging. I can't remember how long before that I had been obsessed with all the amazing blogs out there that now become part of my daily read. But like most of us it took a while to go from the step of reading to doing.

As we all know it seems a scary step to take at the time, but words can not describe the fulfilment and enjoyment one gets from blogging. You do it. You know what I mean!

As a celebration of reaching this 2 year milestone, I have an amazing giveaway for you. In fact I have not one, not 2 but 3 prizes to offer you. All you have to do is leave a comment sometime between now and next Friday May 7th to say you would like to be entered into the giveaway. Names will be drawn at random, using a random generator or cheap child unpaid labour if one insists.

My first giveaway prize is a £20 voucher from Saints and Pinners. As you know Saints and Pinners has fast become my favourite UK based online fabric store. It is run by Mother and Daughter-in-law team Jo and Fran, who together have selected a beautiful collection of fabrics and patterns. Thank you Jo and Fran for donating your generous prize and for making buying fabric oh too easy!
If you have been following me recently you will be aware of my current Orla obsession. This obsession has been fuelled by the array of goodies that Rosie and Chris from Illustrated Living teasingly offer on their amazing website. Did you know you can accessorise your entire house in Orla? Ok you did. I've told you before. Well, Rosie and Chris, as founding members of the Orla Self-Help Group have kindly offered my next prize of a Scribble Multi Stem Mug, along with a matching Wash Mitt. See, you'll already have Orla in 2 rooms if you win this!
Finally, number 3. A little something from me. I produced these yesterday after being completely inspired on an Ikea visit this week. I knew as soon as I saw them what I wanted to make out of them. Some very sweet people have already got their mitts on them, before they even made it into the shop, but I'm wanting to give one as part of my big Give-away too.

It's been an amazing 2 years and I never imagined where I'd be when I started. How many wonderful, helpful, inspiring, funny people I'd meet on the way. Thank you all who stop by and comment. Thank you all who read behind closed doors. And here's to the next 2 years, with your help and support xx

Oh, and good luck ;-)

89 comments:

pennycones said...

Congratulation on your two years.

Wow, what lovely gifts for your giveaway! So, I would like to enter myself into the draw please :)

Lisa
x

TopCat76 said...

Happy Blog-birthday! I'll make sure to have some cake for you today! I'd love to be entered into your fab prize draw please, lovely prizes all!
Tracey x

Martha said...

I have been wanting to make a clothespin hanger and there you are! What a wonderful way to start my Friday, Thank you for all that you do!

kateepie said...

yay such lovely things... and what a generous giveaway. Happy birthday dear blog, happy birthday dear blog... etc etc.

Love the saints and pinners stuff, have been ogling their pages for a while... so the voucher would be purrfect.

Happy returns on the blogging birthdays...

Katie x

Maria said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary ! Fabulous prizes, I would love to in with a chance. Off to Ikea fabric shopping as soon as everyone is back from school, great fabrics :)

Sarah Jones said...

Lovely giveaways! Happy 2 year blog to you. I wish you many more. Colour, design, sewing so inspiring.
Please can I be in your draw?

Sarah x

Tanya said...

happy second birthday, I do enjoy reading your lovely blog.

LittleGem said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday! Please enter me into your fab giveaway draw!
Many Happy Returns!
xx

dots and spots said...

Happy, Happy Birthday - found your wonderful blog over a year ago now and have enjoyed it ever since. As I tweeted the other day, I love your choice and style of your designs - very skillfully put together. Have also enjoyed the recent tales of the building work and my hall and Orla envy remains! Keep up the great work!

Magenpie said...

Happy Birthday! You've no longer a blog baby but a blog toddler!
I'm still in the reading stage as I am yet to take the brave leap into putting myself out there but hopefully one day I will.
Heres to the long future of Blueberry Park!
Kate x

Robud said...

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday! Pick Me, Pick Me!

Hazel Terry said...

I have just found you, wonderful, well done for two years blogging. I am now away to catch up with that two years looks fantastic so far!

moira said...

congratulations. I'd love to be entered.

sew nancy said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you.
Words can not express the joy and support this community as given me.
Lovely prizes you are offering.

Katy said...

fab fab prizes!!!!!
Happy Bloggy birthday Karen!!!

Pauline said...

I would love to be in your draw pretty please! I love your blog - one of my favourites x

thelinencat said...

Hi Karen,

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging, I look forward to reading many more!

Lovely, lovely gifts, please enter me into the draw please.

Bethx

One Off Needlework said...

Happy blog birthday. Thanks for the chance to be in your draw for such generous prizes.

Cara said...

Aw, happy blog birthday. Congrats on two years. I wanted to say thank you for sharing your lovely home with us, can't wait till my peg bag arrives, and for linking to me too.
Cara x

Sew Scrumptious said...

Happy birthday blog. Would love to enter your giveaway please. Gorgeous prizes!

Jill said...

Happy 2nd Blog-versary.

Those are some great prizes you're offering - what a very generous lady you are.

I must make my home more Orla friendly.

I'd be thrilled if you entered my name into your Random Number Generator :0)

Have a super weekend.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway!!!
All the prizes are fab fab fab!!
Have a great bank hol weeksend, and I'm off to Ikea tomorrow! Kx

Julie Rutter said...

Well done with the blog. I love your new peg bags they are brilliant colours. I would be very happy to be entered in your giveaway. Julie

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your bloggiversary. What fabulous, generous prizes, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!
Rachel x

Mindy said...

Congrats to you. I have been enjoying your site for a long time now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging! I'm sure, and I hope, there will be another couple of years added to that. :) Lovely giveaway, please enter me in the draw too!

RexTemples20144 said...

廢話不多,祝你順心~^^........................................

sarahjmoss said...

Happy Happy Birthday Blueberry Park! Hope the next two years are full of fun and creativity!! Please enter me into your draw:)

Kelly said...

count me in - what great prizes!!!!

happy blogging birthday,

Kellyx

we3 said...

Fabulous and congratulations - I have a long way to go! Can I please be entered in the giveaway! Thank you..

Roberta said...

Hi Karen, congratulations on reaching your blogging milestone!
Although I haven't followed you from the start in the months that I have you have greatly inspired me. I have so enjoyed watching your home renovations evolve, even if the process has sometimes been hard for you. What did you do with that old bit of wallpaper you discovered?
Please enter me to your generous giveaway, Bert x

One Flew Over said...

Happy Blog Birthday Karen! Your space is one of my faves, I love popping in to see all you create x

CraftyHelen said...

Hi - I have just joined as a follwer, and would love to take part in your giveaway. Thanks, H

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

What a great giveaway, I'm keepiong everything crossed.

I have really enjoyed your posts, especially seeing all that fabulous fabric. I'm not a sewer myself, but your posts make me feel that I should be.

Take care xx

Harrysmum said...

Happy Bloggiversary!
I love reading your updates - keep up the good work!

Sally said...

Well done on 2 years blogging. Keep going, I enjoy visiting your site. I would like to be entered for your birthday prize draw. happy blogbirthday.

Justine said...

Hi Karen, count me in for the giveaway please! Those gifts are just fab - Justine xx

craftyclaire said...

Looks like you've had a great 2 years!

Please enter me into your fab prize draw!!! Best of luck to everybody!

Qalballah said...

give me free stuff!!

Lilly said...

Hi, congrats on your 2 years!
And thanks a lot for this lovely giveaway! Those hangers are so adorable <3
Have a great weekend.

bearpaw said...

Well done on your 2 year blogiversary!
I would love to win any of your fab prizes (but I guess the fabric shop voucher is favourite!)
Jo
xx

meplusmolly said...

BIG Congrats on your two year anniversary! What gorgeous goodies you have on offer in your giveaway, fabric, orla and peg bags??!!!! v lovely indeed ;0 x

Many A Mickle said...

Oh yes please add me to the draw!

moira said...

Happy blogiversary! Thank you for giving me permission to buy fabric from Ikea :)

sew obsessed said...

Happy blog birthday!
Congratulations on your two years, I'm looking forward to reading many more posts.
Thanks for doing such a great giveaway
Jenny x

silverpebble said...

Two years! Your anniversary is very close to mine. What a fabulous trio of prizes! I'd love a chance to win if that's OK. Congratulations!

Home Bird said...

Please Miss, me please Miss!

Many congratulations on achieving two years of blogging - and here's to many more!

Laura

Aimee said...

Happy Happy Blog birthday!

I look forward to following you for many more...

Count me in to win one of these gorgeous treats please! :)

Aimee x

Aimee said...

Happy Happy Blog birthday!

I look forward to following you for many more...

Count me in to win one of these gorgeous treats please! :)

Aimee x

Diane said...

Sending congratulations on your two years! I am one of those who read quietly from the sidelines, but am considering starting a blog myself. It's a scary step for me. I wish you well in your coming year. Awesome gifts, and please enter me in your giveaway. Best wishes.

Liane said...

Congratulations! Thank you for all of the inspiration and what a fabulous giveaway!

Nic said...

Happy blog-birthday! I have only just found you but you are now on my (ever growing) list of must read blogs!!
Now going to check out those links and attempt to NOT spend money ;)

Dee Beale said...

Who could resist such lovelies.
Dee : )

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

Happy 2nd birthday, only just found you but glad I have, I'd love to be entered please, here's hoping for Orla !

Kristy said...

Happy blog-versary!! Hope you are around for many more happy Orla filled years to come! xx

Lisette said...

Wow, just discovered your blog! I'm in of course! And now I am going to read more of your cute blog. Lisette

lindsey said...

Happy anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and would love to be entered into your prize draw, please.

Julia said...

Wow, excellent giveaways, they reflect your very stylish blog!

Katie said...

Such a wonderful giveaway. Congratulations on two years of blogging, with many more to come.
Katie
knygh[at]hotmail[dot]com

Heather said...

Fantastic prizes, and happy anniversary. Now I need to plan a trip to Ikea as soon as possible!

PatchworkRose said...

Congratulations on 2 years :-)Adore the fabric and would love the chance to win :-)
cheers
Lynne

noemozica said...

congratulations for your two years as a blogger, and for your work, which is fantastic!!
and well... I would love to enter into the giveaway... please!!! ^_^
best wishes!!

Bluebell said...

Here's to another 2 years!

Please can I enter the giveaway?

:)

Helen said...

how lovely
I'd like to be entered in your giveaway
thank you
Helen

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what wonderful giveaways .. and such a great way to celebrate two years. thanks for thinking of us.

Byrney said...

Congratulations on 2 years blogging!!
Please can I enter your draw? I've only found your blog recently and not commented before (I am a serial lurker lol)
byrney3@yahoo.co.uk

kateepie said...

ps. kate.flemyng AT gmail.com x

CraftyMummy said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I can't imagine being 2 years into my blog. I love your blog though:)

craftymummy2@gmail.com

RDV said...

Congratulations and thanks for such a great blog. I came across it a few months ago and keep coming back.

Sarah said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway! What brilliant prizes :) I'm also haveing a giveaway on my blog if you fancy entering! Congratulations on 2 years!

Sarah x
wrappedupwithstring.blogspot.com

Melafrique said...

congratulations. please count me in.

Sandra said...

Ooh a late night giveaway is just what is needed just now! Keep up the good work and here's to the next 2 years and beyond.....

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Happy Two Years!
Lovely giveaways - I could really do with winning number three!

Tara said...

Oh am I too late to enter?! Just in case not... what gorgeous things to win! Even though I'm on the other side of the world I'll be home in a week so you can post me my winnings there. ;) And congratulations on your two years - it's been so fab becoming your friend and seeing your work go from strength to strength. xxx

Swirlyarts said...

Congratulations on two years - I love blogland too :)

poppyart said...

hi. you have a great blog... recently come across you via sew scrumptious (she of lovely bibs!)

and congratulations on 2 years in blog world. please enter me in the giveaway.

envious of that visit to ikea plus gorgeous v & fabrics... must go soon!

brocchi111@hotmail.com

bridgetx

Millie said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging. I have Orla envy too. All the prizes are wonderful though, fingers crossed....

melissa said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging!

SweetPeaknits said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great giveaway and that you for the opportunity. Estee x

Little Brown Rabbit said...

Hooray! I'm not too late. Thanks for a great Giveaway and congrats on your fab 2yrs!
Em x

polkadotsandblooms said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blog birthday. Love reading it :-)

happy4pr said...

Congratulations! Happy 2nd Birthday! eat,drink and be merry! and relax for one day! You deserve it!!!

consider me entered! xxx

thwartedcheekychimp said...

Happy 2 year blogiversary! Love your blog and your giveaway is amazing, please include me!

Kerry said...

Congrats on your 2 years and all the work you have put into your blog and shop. You have a great eye for some beautiful items in your shop.

Handmade by Hayley said...

Hi Karen,
Congratulations on the 2 years, the prizes look lovely, I am rather fond of the peg bags, depsite not owning a washing line or garden.. or outside space.
Nice to meet you in Harrogate the other week, keep up the good work with the blog.
Best Wishes,
Hayley x

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

Happy second birthday! :) I just love your blog and those prizes *swoon* !! xoxo

FLeathem said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary Karen - gorgeous things in your prize draw - Can I please enter?
I do enjoy following your new ranges and your house refurb/orla obsession on your blog!!

Fiona x

Lynne said...

Hi Kare, I'm a new blogger and a new UK fresh modern fabric buyer and chanced on your gorgeous blog and have just clicked to follow. Happy 2 years! I have also just chanced on saints & pinners and they look fab. The US has so many great fabric stores and I would love to find more over here. I'm going to compile a directory on my (small, new) blog and saints and pinners are the first on! Great giveaway by the way!

Pebble Hideaway said...

How fantastic, i check your blog weekly, always a inspiration! please enter me into the giveaway,i would be thrilled from rags to riches yummy xxx