Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Giveaway WINNERS:

Firstly, I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who entered the first ever homestitchness giveaway! Some of you I know personally, some of you I am familiar with your lovely blogs and others were completely new names and faces to me! I have been to check out your creative spaces and I look forward to getting to know you better! :o) It was also really good to get a bit of an overview as to what your favourite homestitchness designs are. I am considering offering them for sale as kits as well as individual patterns in my Etsy Shop, so I will keep you posted about that...

Alrighty, without any further ado...

FIRST PRIZE for the closest guess goes to Tracey ('Borgessa') who guessed 743 buttons! Congratulations, Tracey! I will be in touch with you by email to see if you would prefer aida or linen for your Four Seasons in New Zealand kit :o)
The actual number of buttons in my order was:
- 771 - 
I know - can you believe that? When they arrived in the mail I took one look at them all packaged in a little ziplock bag and thought "Oh, there can't possibly be over 700 buttons in there..." 

SECOND PRIZE goes to Trish Isaac who shared the giveaway on her Facebook page! Congratulations, Trish! I will be in touch with you by email so I can send you your new pattern :o)

Special thanks to those of you who did share the giveaway on their blog or Facebook page! A couple of you even shared it on Twitter too, so I included you in the draw for going the extra mile :o)

homestitchness giveaway
My little helper was on hand to help draw the second prize winner!
I will be back soon to share the little project I've been working on (I published a sneak peek of it here if you haven't seen it already) and will be publishing the pattern for you all as a little gift of appreciation for your interest in homestitchness.

Jenny x

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


~ This giveaway is now closed and winners have been announced ~

Hello! It's September already! And time for the first ever homestitchness giveaway!

First Prize: 
This will be a pattern of the winner's choice AND I will even kit it up for you with all the threads you'll need, plus either the linen (same as the model was stitched on) or a comparable colour of aida, if you prefer to stitch on aida.

Second Prize: 
This will be a pattern of the second prize winner's choice.

I am interested to know which design is your favourite! If you haven't already, you can view the homestitchness pattern range here or pop on over to my Etsy Shop to read more about the actual charts.

Red Star Buttons!

Four Seasons in New Zealand by homestitchness
Four Seasons in New Zealand
This time last year, I was busily working towards getting everything ready for the homestitchness launch in March/April 2013. As the models were being photographed and I was proofing the patterns before printing, I was searching the internet for a bulk supplier of tiny, red star buttons to include with the Four Seasons in New Zealand chart. On this design, I had originally stitched four red star buttons onto the NZ flag and they added such character to the overall look of the design that I just HAD to include some with the chart. I was one very happy girl the day my button order arrived in the mail and I relished the task of counting every last one of them. Yes, I did - twice, even!

How to Enter:
All you need to do to be in to win the first prize is to take a guess as to how many red star buttons were in my order. The person who makes the closest guess will win first prize. If, in the unlikely event of more than one person guessing the exact number, the correct guesses will be put into a basket and a winner drawn. 

Second prize will be drawn from the names of everyone who shares this giveaway on either their blog or facebook page - one entry per share, so that's up to two extra entries (just in case you're not confident in your guessing ability :o)

Guess how many red star buttons there are?
The Rules:
To enter this giveaway, you must be a follower of the homestitchness blog via bloglovin' and/or follow homestitchness on facebook. To register your entry, you need to leave a comment on this post with your guess as to how many star buttons came in my order - only one guess allowed per person! Also in your comment, please indicate which pattern you would love to win and make sure you include an email address for me to contact you, should you win one of the prizes! Come back after you've shared this giveaway and leave a separate comment for each share on your blog and/or facebook page. Of course, because I live overseas myself, this giveaway is most definitely open to international entries :o)

The giveaway will finish on Wednesday, 25th September (NZ time) Good luck with your guess and thanks in advance for helping to spread the word about the new homestitchness cross stitch pattern range!

Jenny x