Tuesday 22 May 2012

Happy Little Cottage Give away. and last weeks winner of the owl pin cushion

I bet you really excited about to know if you won last week giveaway, so without much delay, congratulations  to Craft Couture by T.C.
Well done girl, contact us within a week to claim your prize.

Today we have a special guest. The lovely Debbie who will also be a fellow swapper has kindly agreed to be todays guest post and give away host.


I am Debbie Homick, and I am the owner of the Etsy shop Happy Little Cottage.

I live in Cleveland, Ohio which is in the midwest of the USA and on the shore Lake Erie. I live in the city in a century old house that is full of quirks and in constant need of attention :) I live with my husband, grown daughter (she's 21 and super crafty) and cute puppy, Sophie. 

I have been sewing since I was 12, and I learned both from my mom, who is an awesome seamstress, as well as home economics classes in school. I was a girl scout, and one of my first badges was a sewing badge. I love all kinds of fiber arts! I love to knit, and am trying to relearn how to crochet! I did cross stitch back in the day, and I have started embroidery again.  I was bitten by the quilting bug last spring, and haven't stopped since. I LOVE patchwork, and am really inspired by color! I LOVE color. I think I use the color red in almost every piece I have made.I want someone to smile when they see my projects! My sewing area is in an empty bedroom after my son flew the nest :) It really needs some attention, but my favorite thing to use is my vintage (1950's) Brother sewing machine. It only does a straight stitch, but sews like a dream!

I blog at and my etsy shop is

Very kindly Debbie has offered this pin cushion as a prize and below is how to get a chance of winning!



Open internationally
Open to all - not only members of the pincushion swap party.
Closing date is Sunday may 27th GMT London 8pm.
The winner will have to contact myself or Rachel directly to claim your prize within one week. 
The winner will be announced on may 29th 2012.

To enter :

Visit Debbie's shop and give her shop an Etsy heart!

Extra entries:

Go to Rachel's blog and comment your answer there too.

Like her Facebook page and post the link on the comment box.

Like my Facebook Page 

Best of luck swappers and non swappers! Winner announced next Tuesday. Look out for more tutorials in the week.


  1. Beautiful giveaway, thank you. I have visited Debbie's shop an dlove the red and aqua pincushion. I have also added her to my favourites.

  2. I have already liked you on facebook too.

  3. I have liked Debbie's shop on facebook as well. I really want to win this amazing pincushion!!

  4. This is beautiful.. I am so enjoying the pincushions..I am shocked, I had never made one before, this is soooo fun. Happy sewing.

  5. Adorable shop, already was a favorite and had a heart :)

  6. I like the red and aqua one best. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the moda ruby pin cushion

  8. i love debbie's pincushions, actually all of it's sweet. i gave her a heart, thanks.

  9. love the pincushion. I visited Debbie's Etsy shop and "liked" it. thanks for a great giveaway.

  10. Ooh, both Ruby and American pincushions are fabulous! Thank you for making the giftie Debbie!

  11. I like the Pam Kitty Morning pincushion

  12. I like Debbie's red and aqua pincushion!

  13. I love that ruby pincushion!
    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

  14. My favorites of Debbie's pin cushions are the ones with the red pin-dot centers.

  15. Beautiful pin cushions! I love the red and aqua one best. I hearted her shop :)

  16. Love Debbie's shop! I've added her shop as a favorite and hearted several items! Love her banners and pincushions. Darling!

  17. I love the Moda Ruby red and aqua pin cushion.