Tuesday 12 June 2012

More Give aways!

Hello lovely readers,
  Rachel and I are really pleased with the running of the swap. Many of you have already received your parcels but some have a little longer way to go due to location distances. If you have received your pincushion, would be great if you could share it on the our Flickr group. 
We have seen some amazing stuff and will be showcasing it on the pincushion swap parade later this month.
If you received your pincushion and blogged about it, why don't you add your blog post on our link party, here.
You probably wondering what other lovely giveaway we have in store and who have won the iPad cover. 
For some reason it wasn't very clear last week that the post was a giveaway as I got some enquired by email and on Facebook. 
For that reason, we are going to extend the closing day and continue running the iPad cover giveaway in parallel with todays pincushion ring. 
For the IPAD cover picture and the lovely Sponsor that made it.{here}
Extended closing date:17 june. Same rules apply.
To win, comment here what is your favourite iPad function. Apps, Ibooks, Games.. etc
Comment will be carried over, but do comment on this post to have a chance of winning today's prize!
Want to meet our sponsor for the pincushion ring?

Firstly, let me write... I have always been an entrepreneur, ALWAYS! As a small child I took my artwork to my mom and dad’s places of work and sold them to their coworkers (not because they were amazing or anything, but the people appreciated my verve, I guess) I had lemonade stands constantly, sold do-dads in front of our house, had yard sales etc. My grandmother started me sewing small things as early as 5 and by 8 I could use her sewing machine, carefully since it was a treadle and required coordination. Then in my teens I had become a very proficient seamstress. I made most of my clothing and soon was doing it for friends or teaching them to sew. My mom had an outdoor outfitter company making custom clothing for dog mushers, and I soon found myself designing and making items for Iditarod mushers. My specialty was harnesses and dog booties for every condition of snow and ice. I made thousands upon thousands of them and had quite the living as a junior and senior in high school. :) Once in college I floundered from biology to writing and from college sports to finally deciding that I was an artist at my core, so why fight it... I set out to get a BFA in sculpture. After finishing my four years, I was on my way to get a Masters in Industrial Design but let life sidetrack me with travel and a husband. It was the best distraction I could have ever been given!

As for pin cushions, whats not to LOVE? I have a small collection of interesting ones and am always looking at them on etsy, in antique stores and I love to make them. At present I make 5 different ones for my stores, but my favorite to use is the thumb ring version. It’s efficient and CUTE!The Bee Wise line has about 65 items and that includes the patterns for most of what I make to sell. I love to make new ideas, hence the growing line of handmade things that all started with a reusable grocery bag. 

You can find me:

Open internationally

Open to all

Closing date is Sunday 17 June GMT London 8pm.

The winner must contact us directly to claim the prize within one week. 

The winner will be announced on May 19 th 2012.

Not obliged to follow my blog but It would make me really happy if you did.
To enter :

Post us a comment telling us which of the pincushion rings would like to win.
Extra entries:

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


  1. I like the orange and the red pincushion rings!

  2. Thank you for offering a cute giveaway. My favourite is the green one with the aqua button which is on her thumb.

  3. Thank you ladies for including me, I LOVE pin cushions!

  4. Bee Fitzpatrick13 June 2012 at 06:53

    Hi thanks for another lovely giveaway! I love the cushion on the thumb in the picture :-)