"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A free design and a Starter Kit giveaway!




I had hunted through my fabrics to find a similar palette, and found three that worked beautifully together. After choosing co-ordinating threads I put everything into a zip lock bag to wait for a design idea to form.
Last month I went away on my 4-day retreat to Mission Beach, and the night before I left that idea came to life!
I sketched it, traced it onto fabric, packed it in a little project container with the threads, and took it with me. In that secluded cottage on my own I sat quietly one night listening to an audio book on my ipod and I stitched my idea into life.

You see, I have this Bible. The kids call it "Mum's fast flickin' Bible" because it's so old and so well used (and so underlined and highlighted and written through) that I can find any passage or verse I want very quickly...

Last birthday Kezzie sent me the prettiest journal, and I thought how nice if I made a bag to carry my Bible, journal and pen with me when I head up the mountain for my quiet times...
So, yesterday I set to work on it!
Here is my new stitchery...
~ true peace found in Jesus ~
...and here is my completed bag!
It has room inside for either my 'fast flickin' Bible' or my larger study Bible, a front pocket for my journal...

...and pen pockets on the back.

The base is boxed to give it a nice flat bottom...

I love to share free stitcheries, especially when they glorify our Saviour, so please accept the 'true peace found in Jesus' design as a gift today from me to you.

It's a free instant pdf download HERE in my shop.
Be blessed, my friends.
PS: Tell all your friends and bless them too, ok?


And now to something else I want to share!

After the amazing response to the few tutorials I've shared over the last couple of weeks, I thought it would be really nice to have a giveaway.
Now this giveaway is really special for two reasons. 
The first is because this is my 1,007th blog post! Can you believe I write that much!? I hear my friends shouting "YES!!"
The second is because the prize is a starter kit of my favourite things to use when I stitch!

The kit consists of -
* a Zig Millenium pen for tracing designs onto fabric
* a piece of white hanky linen for stitching your design on
* a piece of Weaveline to fuse behind your traced stitchery before you begin to embroider
* two pretty Cosmo Seasons threads to stitch your project
* a pack of my favourite Birch size 9 embroidery needles so you have plenty of lovely sharp ones on hand at all times
* a large piece of pretty tonal fabric
* and I'm also adding in the paper pattern for my 'Colour Your Heart' stitchery!

Would you like to win the Elefantz Starter Kit?
It's easy to enter the giveaway!

Just leave one comment on this blog post. 
One comment for one entry. That's all!
 I'd love you to tell your friends of course...

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Winner announced here on August 20th blog post.


Winner will be drawn on August 19th when I share the next two blocks of 'Shabby Roses Home'. 
 Tomorrow I'll share a sneak peek at them...

hugs
Jenny
















xx



263 comments:

  1. Embroidery is such a beautiful craft that I use it quite a bit on my projects....a touch here and a touch there really makes your creations personal and yours alone!! You have inspired me so much since you have been blogging, and I thank you!!!

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  2. You have been truly blessed with such talent. I love your designs and thank you for offering such great tutorials as well as this giveaway.You'll definitely brighten up somebody's day when you draw their name.

    Best luck to all.

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  3. Your designs have been delightful and inspirational to stitch. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us. Recently used the alphabet letters on bibs for aprons I made as gifts. Thanks for the opportunity to win the starter gift. Nola

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  4. May God bless you for all the beauty you share with others. My friend shared your designs with me and I love them especially your sea creatures.

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  5. Jenny,
    Love all your designs!! What a blessing you are! Is there a tutorial on how to make the bag? Hope to make this. Thanks

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  6. I love your embroidery designs especially the sea creatures. God bless you and keep up the good works.

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  7. My friend showed me your cute sea creatures and I love all your embroidery, you have the best ideas. God bless you.

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  8. Great giveaway. I look forward to your blog posts for inspiration. Thank you.

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  9. Hola, adoro sus trabajos son magnificos, y gracias por su generosidad, para mi sería un sueño poder ganar su regalo, cariños

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  10. What a lovely give away! I love the pattern and so many items I have never tried before. I am currently working on one of your patterns. You are a very talented woman- love your designs!

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  11. It's great to see so many lovely comments from your readers. Congratulations on your successful blog and 1,ooo++ posts and thanks for your generous spirit and sharing the love of Jesus through your blog. May Our Lord continue to bless you and uphold you.
    Hugs - Shari

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  12. Jenny love your beautiful blog & stitchery! I've been following you for a few years now! Love what you do. Congrats!

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  13. Sharing more of your generous heart, Jenny. You never cease to amaze me.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some special treats.

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  14. Jenny, your work is beautiful and so inspiring. We have very similar taste in colors and style! Would love to win your give away.

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  15. Your work is always so inspiring and lovely, thanks so much for all you do..

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  16. All your things are so inspiring - I just have to sit down and start stitching again.

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  17. I love reading about you and your life's adventure. Love your designs.

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  18. I loooovvvveeeee all your designs. If I see a new one I just have to stitch it. hehehe My hubby is starting to get get used to TV dinners. hehehe Hope I win this so I can continue to fix TV dinners. hehehe

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  19. Thank you for the chance to win. I appreciate that you incorporate you walk with Jesus in so much of your work and the beautiful colors you choose.

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  20. I recently found your blog, signed up immediately for your newsletter and have purchased many patterns. I absolutely love your designs and the colors. You are very talented and inspiring and I love that you share the word in your designs! Thank you

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  21. Such a pretty design and cute kit! I'd love to win it! Thanks so much for the chance.

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  22. Hi, What a great website!! Love your stitchery. Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit.. Lord Bless your day..

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  23. I'm grateful that you are not afraid to show your faith through your words and your stitcheries and then you share them with us. Thank you!

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  24. Jenny, you are such an inspiration to me. I really enjoy your talent.
    Judy

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  25. Jenny, I am continually amazed at your creativity!! Love, love, love your work and especially your use of Scripture in what you do. THANK YOU for sharing your talent, ideas and beauty with us. And, yes, I would love to have the starter set. Blessings to you. Sheila

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  26. I am grateful for all the beautiful crafts you give us. Thank you for sharing. I have been truly inspired by your embroidery. God bless you.
    Cindy

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  27. Dear Jenny Friend,Thank you for the chance to win this gift.
    susanne

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  28. Thanks so much for the giveaway! You do such beautiful embroidery!

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  29. Hi Jenny

    I love your embroidery patterns.
    I hope this one travels all around the world and arrives here in Brazil. LOL

    hugs and thanks for the chance to win!
    Marcia

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  30. Good evening, Jenny,

    Thank you so much for all the patterns you gave to us!

    I save them as good a I can!

    Greetings from Holland!

    Quilter.

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  31. Olá, sou brasileira e sigo o seu blog a algum tempo. Adoro tdo que vc faz, especialmente os bordados que louvam a Jesus. gostaria de participar do sorteio.
    Um abraço e mto sucesso.

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  32. LOVE YOUR STUFF, diligently working on Daisy Days BOM right now. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Jeanne

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  33. Bless you and your lovely blog.
    Always inspiring and full of beauty.

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  34. I love love love all of your designs! Please don't stop designing.

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  35. Hi Jenny, I've only recently discovered your beautiful designs and patterns. I love the bible verses incorporated into the designs. I intend to make the bible bag as I need to have my bible and notes all together ready to use.Thank you for the designs you so readily share and thank you for the chance to win this lovely kit.Also thanks for helping me get the magazine. I did as you suggested and logged out and in again Meg

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  36. I love your work. You are such an inspiration. Thank You.

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  37. What a lovely and generous giveaway! Congratulations on your many posts! I am a newer follower and think you have such sweet and comforting designs. Thank you for offering so many fun stitching patterns.

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  38. I appreciate all of your designs and especially love the colours that you use.

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  39. Jenny,
    Your patterns are beautiful reflecting your love of Jesus. You have always been prompt in answering my queries & your turn-over time on goods that you sell is excellent. Thank you.
    Marion B.P.

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  40. Aloha Jenny, thank you for your beautiful designs. I know they come from your heart. I just marvel at the stitching you do every week. Thank you, LaVerne in Hawaii

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  41. Thank you Jenny, for all your beautiful embroidery designs. I'm a retired great-grandmother, and your designs always transport me back to the wonderous days I spent with my own dear grandmother, as she taught me to embroider, about 60 years ago. So, thank you for your remarkable designs, the inspiration, and all the beautiful memories they evoke for me. I'm planning to work each of your patterns, for as long as I can see the lines and hold a needle. May God bless you always!
    celticrkc (at) gmail (dot com)

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  42. What a great give away ! thank you for the chance to win !

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  43. As a relative "newbie" to the wonderful world of embroidery/stitcheries/patchwork and quilting it has been an absolute joy to find you Jenny and your fantastic blog Elefantz. I have well and truly caught the bug and am currently stumbling my way through your Daisy Days BOM (my very first BOM!)and absolutly LOVING every minute of it. My backstitch is a bit wobbly and my satin stitch a bit sad....but I live with the hope that "practice WILL make perfect! Can't wait to continue this fabulous journey of discovery. Best wishes from a fellow Far North Queenslander. ;)Sharyne

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  44. What a dilemma...now I can't decide whether to make this or the tote in the latest magazine...love them both! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Hi Jenny,
    Thank you for this beautiful giveaway. Love your patterns. I think I need to make a tote for church to keep everthing together. Thanks for the idea!

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  46. Beautiful bag & design and a lovely giveaway too! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talents with us!!!

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  47. your patterns are so pretty -I love them all and you are so generous with them - God has truly blessed you with wonderful talents

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  48. I love this stitchery, you inspire me a lot!

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  49. Your posts are always so inspiring. I love all of your designs. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  50. love your site,, love the bag and stitchery.. I like to make little stitcherys with a message on it and attach to back of my quilts.

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  51. this is a gorgeous giveaway Jenny - thank you :-)

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  52. wow, just in time back from my holiday to join your give away. I like it very much. What a lot of post have you written in all that time. Congratulations! Hope to read more of it..... dont stop.

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  53. OOOOH. I would love to win. Love the Bible tote bag.

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  54. I so happy God gave you such an amazing talent! You can design them and I will just keep stitching away! This is a very thoughtful and nice giveaway Hoping the generator will pick my number LOL My precious little doxie is named Daisy so naturally I love anything with Daisies! Still would like to know just HOW to do the puffed satin stitch!!

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  55. You certainly have a lot of followers. I love your work and your designs. Thanks for all you share.

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  56. Oopsy! So many Comments to scroll through. Jenny, I would love to win, I love the sweet design and also a small piece read-prepared to stitch may take me back to embroidery again!
    Hugs - Lurline.

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  57. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us. God bless.

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  58. Jenny, I LOVE everything that you do. You are so creative. Wish I had your kind of creativity but luckily I have you - in the for of blogs, email and facebook. Thank you for sharing with us.....

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  59. I would love to win in the giveaway . Thank you for being so generous

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  60. What a wonderful offer! I just stumbled onto your blog and would love to join in the give-away.

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  61. What a wonderful offer! I just stumbled onto your blog and would love to join in the give-away.

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  62. Your work is beautiful Jenny , thanks for the lovely pattern , your generosity is wonderful .

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