Friday, 11 June 2010

First Year Anniversary Giveaway


Well, I have been blogging for exactly one year today and in that year, you have all given me lots of advice and encouragement for new projects and loads of support for my Etsy store mini makes. You have stuck by me, commiserated with me and laughed with me when I have side tracked and had a rant about real life, so a big thank you there as well  and I have made loads of online friends, some of whom have been a great support via email, whilst I have been unwell lately, thank you so much :0)

So, it's fitting to celebrate my blog anniversary with a giveaway. Now, from all my mini makes, my cushions and my chairs seem to be the most loved by your good selves, so there will be a chance to win one of these in my giveaway. Any of my followers who leaves a comment on my blog will be entered into my giveaway. (Don't worry if your not a follower yet, new followers are always welcome)

So.. here's my giveaway rules.....
  • You must be one of my followers
  • You must leave a comment on my blog saying why you enjoy my blog and/or what bits you don't like! You could also make some suggestions of what miniatures you would like to see on my blog for my next year of blogging!
All the names will be put in a hat and the winner will be picked out by my little Menace Meg. You have until 7pm, (British Time) Monday the 14th June to enter my giveaway and the winner will be revealed tuesday, 15th June.

So... now for the important bit.... what can you win....

The lucky winner can choose from;

One of my Japanese Willow Upholstered chairs ( A better photo will be added later when the light improves!)

One of my blue cat cushions.
Not my own design, but lovingly stitched by me all the same :0)

So, thats it... my giveaway, I hope you will join in the fun and thankyou to all who leave comments :0)

Julia xxx


  1. Hi Julia,
    compliments for your anniversary! One year is great goal!
    Thanks for this opputunity!If I will win I would like the cat pillow to put in my country house!
    I love your blog because your style is great and I love stichery

  2. Congrats on the anniversary! I love the picture on the top of this post:) Please count me in. I love to read and see the building of your cottages here:) What I don't like is...nothing at all :D

  3. I adore your blog... you're so good at all the itsy bitsy stitchings!!!!
    Congrats on your first year!!!


  4. Happy anniversary :)

    And why I hang around here - well, first of all your minies are fab, I love your houses, have totally fallen in love with Gertie's cottage (I might move in if I manage to come up with mini potion, maybe Snapes could help a bit?) and you're fun, so in one sentence, I enjoy your blog :)

    And what comes to the giveaway, I would love to win the chair, it would fit my daughter to become oriental style miniroom so well :)

    Have a great weekend,


  5. Congratulations with the anniversary! I am allways looking forward to see what you are up to. I would like to join the giveaway and wish for the chair.
    Love, Susanne

  6. Congratulations Julia on one year of blogging. I love your blog because it is informative and interesting.

    Debie xxxxxxxxx

  7. Wow! Julia congrat for the year in the blogworld!
    I enjoy your minis so much and I hope I will be many years more,thank for share your talent.

  8. Erstmal herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Blog-Geburtstag und.... alle Ihre Minis haben Ihren besonderen Charme.

    Ich würde gerne teilnehmen an der Verlosung... der Stuhl ist so wunderschön.

    Liebe Grüße PuNo/Monika

  9. Hi, Julia!

    I love reading your blog because you are so positive! Your work is exceptional and shows your attention to detail. I also find the Tudor structures you and Hywel build very inspirational.

    If I won, I'd be thrilled to have either beautiful item :)

  10. Congratulations on a year in blogland julia !
    I love your blog because it is full of inspiring houses and its always a lovely cheerful read :0)
    julie xxx

  11. I always look forward to your blog each day. It is always interesting. Your miniatures are BEAUTIFUL! I would like to enter and am facinated by your chair. Of course the pillow is very beautiful also. Teresa

  12. Feliz aniversario en el blog, ojalá yo algún día lo consiga también. Me encantaría participar, yi si ganase y el premio fuese la silla sería genial, me encanta todo lo relacionado con Japón y si además lo unimos a las miniaturas ya sería perfecto!!

    Saludos desde España.

  13. WOW one year of blogging! ;o)

    I love your blog because of all the little houses and cottages you and Hywel create and for all the different techniques you use. I also love to see your cross stitch work and your other creations. :o))

    I love the chair, but both are lovely.:o)

    Michelle xxxx

  14. Congrats on your anniversary. Well done. And why I love your blog? I follow blogs mostly for inspiration and your blog sure gives me that!!! As for my choice of what I would like to win? The chair. Mind you, if I do win it I hope you won't regret it, because on my Witch's Cottage blog you have seen what I might do with a beautiful chair. :-)
    As for what I would like to see in the future? The only thing that comes to mind is: Surprise me... Inspiration, you know.... ;-)
    Warm regards

  15. Oooh oooh! Count me in!!!

    I love your houses. They are so very detailed and very inspirational. :) I am a big fan of cottages! Keep on building!

    If I win, I am all about the chair. It would be a lovely addition to the Japanese bath I am working on in my Glencroft. :)

    (And congrats on your anniversary!)

  16. Happy Blogversia Julia...I'd love to win the chair and as for the future, I love seeing your buildings come into fruition.
    hugs Karin

  17. Congratulations!
    I love all of your blog - your houses are fantastic, but I like best that you do such fine mini needlework!

  18. Thanks for a chance to win your yummy candy!
    sorry for my english
    un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
    public on slidebar
    ti ho conosciuta per caso e sono diventata subito una tua fans, mi piace tutto quello che realizzi i mio preferito è il cottege con tutti quei preziosi dettagli complimenti
    ancora ciao

  19. I enjoy your blog for the opportunities to peep inside your mini houses that you and Hywel are working on. They are inspiring. I made two witches after meeting Gertie. She is super cool sitting and dozing in the cottage!

    I love your blog also because it is not just about showing your fabulous crafts but also the warm, sincere person (and loving mom) behind those wonderful minis that you make.

    Frankly, I drool profusely over the giveaway and am so glad that I didn't miss the cut-off time to send comments. :-)

    Louise xo

  20. Thankyou everybody who entered our give away and sent congrats for one year of blogging! :0) Your comments are wonderful :0)
    Julia & Hywel xxx


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