Tuesday 28 February 2012

Give Away Week

So this week I am giving away all sorts of goodies books, fabric, patterns, notions, vintage clothing all because I want to say "THANKYOU"! My blog is coming to it's first year and it has only been as exciting and interesting as the people who comment and give me so much encouragement and support.

   I thought I would share with you how I became a blogger and my journey into dressmaking.

Here is my wedding day 1st July 2010, we had  a 1940 dress code and a pick nic and dance in our village hall.

When looking for the right outfit I realised that so many women of this time made their own clothes, even into the 70 when my mum was making my clothes, why are we not doing this anymore?

Then to make that giant snow ball rolling I found Mena  at Sew weekly . At this time Mena was making on her own an outfit a week, so inspired by this I started sometime later I have to confess to make my own clothes. This in turn has sparked a real new passion for all crafts that I had put to one side for a long time.

So today I would like to offer  this book :

This is a lovely book that has inspireed many of the presents I have made over the last few years.

To be in for a chance you have to be a follower of my blog. Please leave a comment and a email address.I will post to anywhere in the world. Winners will be announced on Sunday. Best of luck. x x x


  1. Happy almost-blogiversary! :) Your wedding outfit looks so lovely!

    Cath Kidston stuff is so cute! I wandered into one of the shops for the first time last week (don't think I've ever seen them in Germany).

  2. What lovely wedding photos Charlotte, great theme! xx

  3. great pictures, especially the one from your wedding !
    And iwould like to enter your give away :

  4. Just to say you look gorgeous in your wedding outfit (please don't let me win, I already have this book, I just wanted to say how much I liked the photos!) x

  5. What beautiful wedding pictures. Thankyou for sharing. I really enjoyed them.
    I so agree, why did people stop is so much fun..
    Happy sewing.

  6. I've been wondering for a long time why people stopped sewing. My mom has always sewed and taught me at a young age. I hope it is making a comeback, although it's hard for me to tell if it is or not, since I'm so entrenched in it myself.

    Your giveaway book looks great - please enter me.

  7. Lovely photos! More sewing, less high street fashions, I say!

    S x

  8. A 1940's wedding! How fabulous!!!

    I love that you started your sewing journey by looking back through history. Very cool. :-)

  9. That's lovely weeding dress... Happy blog anniversary xx

  10. Oh I love your 40's wedding photos you both look soo totally happy! x

  11. Your wedding looks super cute! What a fun story about getting into sewing!

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  12. Oh wow - your dress is stunning. What a great fun wedding that must have been. xxx

  13. That's a really lovely wedding outfit and love the look of your wedding venue!

    Happy Blogiversary! x

  14. Happy Blogiversary!! I adore your wedding photos!

  15. I love the theme of your wedding, you both look fabulous too!