Monday, 23 March 2015

And the Winners are....

Hello my lovelies. 
Well...What an overwhelming response to my little give away. Quite a surprise really as my blog posts over the last 12 months have been a bit a hit and miss and I thought you must have all got fed up of waiting around, teehee. I should have known better, what a loyal lot you are. 

Thank you for all of your lovely comments, I enjoyed reading every single one of them. It was especially nice to hear from so many of you who already own a piece of my work. I take it the felt handbags are holding up well and the wall art still raises a smile each day? I do hope so ;)

Firstly I must just give you the link for 'embroidery' magazine as I know it was requested and it really is a fabulous publication. If you like textile art, this it the cream of the crop, I really feel honoured to have my work in it. 

Secondly, Lillian, I'm sorry there is nothing in my Etsy shop, I am trying honestly. It's just that I never seem to be able to make enough! I am hoping to at least have some cushions available in there at some point this year. I have been working hard, as well as exploring digitally printed fabric I'm also in the middle of trying to find someone who can make some prints of my work. Not as easy as it sound as textiles are not easy to reproduce, you seem to lose the texture and vitality so it's all a bit up in the air at the moment.  I  also have my first event of 2015 on the horizon...
The Designer Makers Market at the Witham in Barnard Castle, County Durham. This is to be held on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, it's a great event with the best craftspeople in the region selling their own high quality pieces. Honestly, I'm sure I only just scraped in ;)

Right! I won't keep you waiting any longer. 
A drum roll pleeeease....
For the first prize of the 'Violet Hare' cushion cover, a copy of 'embroidery' magazine and one of my little hand embroidered felt brooches (everything in the picture at the top of the post). The winner is comment number...
"Seven years -- congratulations! I love your work, which I have been admiring for the past four years. Your felted wall hangings (especially the hares) are exquisite! 

The second prize of a copy of 'embroidery' magazine and one of my little hand embroidered felt brooches (pictured below) 
Is comment number...
50...Leslie A

"Thank you for thinking of us in such a nice way! Congrats on 7 years."

Thankyou to everyone who left a comment.  I wish I could send you all a little gift but I think the postage would bankrupt me!
To Marty and Leslie, I'll email you shortly to arrange delivery of your goodies.

Till Next time
Love Fi x

Monday, 16 March 2015

Anniversary Give Away Time!


Hello all. As per usual I'm playing catch up and to be honest I think that's the way it's likely to be for the rest of this year. It's either catch up or no blog posts at all. 

I do keep toying with the idea of taking a break from my blog as I struggle to find the time to post. On the other hand it would be like losing the Rose from the Marmalade, as to me you are all as much a part of MarmaladeRose as I am. Without you lot out there and this blog, there would be no MarmaladeRose, the very thing that has spawned my little business. 

Can you believe we've been sharing creative ideas and chatting for SEVEN years! Seven years this week in fact!

 Well, we can't let a seventh anniversary pass with marking it somehow so I thought I'd have a little give away, in fact two give aways. You'll have spied the brand new MarmaladeRose cushion at the top of the page, well this is my first prototype cushion cover that I have made using a digital print of my original felt work, on fabric. When I get my act together a selection of cushions showing prints of some of my original felt art will be available, probably later this year.
I have to add this cover isn't perfect as I was so excited when the print arrived that I made the cushion using a remnant of green check fabric for the back instead of waiting to source faux suede to compliment the front but if you don't look at the back it's quite passable. So... I thought I'd give away this cushion cover (you'd need to provide your own cushion inner)  

I also happen to have received a couple of spare copies of the March/April issue of 'Embroidery, the Textile Art Magazine'.
Such a super-lovely magazine, full of the most beautiful textile art and embroidery that you could ever wish to see. So much gorgeousness on every page, I know you'll all love it. Well I'm not quite sure how I managed it but...
 I seem to have 
wangled a spot
on page 25!

Honestly, I didn't bribe anyone! There was no hard cash or chocolate changing hands... I swear!

Anyway the lovely people at 'Embroidery' have sent me a couple of copies, so I thought I'd share them with you.
I have two copies going spare, so there will be two winners. I thought I'd also add one of my little hand felted and embroidered brooches too.
So to sum up...

All you have to do to enter the give away is leave a comment below making sure there is some way for me to contact you (no contact link, no prize). 
I'll only count one entry per person so leaving duplicate comments won't count cos I'm strict like that. ;)
I'll use a random number generator to choose the winner. 

The first person picked will win the cushion cover, the magazine and a brooch. 

The second person picked will win the magazine and a brooch.  

You have until my next blog post (I have no idea when that's going to be) to enter. So what are you waiting for? Spit-spot, seize the moment!

Till next time
love Fi x