Friday, October 21, 2011

Giveaway Winners, and my new Shabby Bag design!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway! I wish I could give you all a prize, but I know you'll join me in congratulating the four lucky winners...

~Australian Winners~

A $50 voucher from Patchworks Plus to -
Ozstitcher (please email me with your address, as I have no way of contacting you)
"The Bag Making Bible" by Lisa Lam to -

~International Winners~

A $50 voucher from Fat Quarter Shop to -
"The Bag Making Bible" by Lisa Lam to -
 Sue from Cyprus (please email me with your address, as I have no way of contacting you)
Congratulations Ladies!!
Today I finished the final design for Issue 5 of Elefantz HOME magazine.

"The Shabby Rose Bag"
Applique and stitchery in pastel pinks, blues and greens...
The pretty ruffle on the pocket adds another feminine touch...
The perfect size for carrying about...
A special treat for self, or perhaps a gift?
I can't wait to take it shopping! 
Hope you like it too. 
My "Circles of Life" BOM has been very popular in the magazine, and just the other day I received photos from Catherine in France who had finished the first three blocks. They are beautiful!
If you've been stitching your blocks I'd love to see a photo or two when you finish!
Jeanette made my Shabby Roses Quilt and sent me a photo of it finished, quilted and bound. Gorgeous!
In my remake of the "Shabby Roses Quilt" I have completed 9 of the 12 blocks. It seems funny stitching it all over again, and especially in such different colours to my original. For the first few remade blocks I almost changed my mind and scrapped them, BUT, as I get closer to finishing I have begun to love the new colours.
The new fabrics are from Tilda, and much brighter than the soft pastels of version 1.
I have made one other change to the quilt. The original "Believe" block was this one...
This is the new "Believe" block...
Which one do you like best?
Mr E comes home on Sunday so I think I'll get my fingers working tomorrow and finish writing the magazine so I can spend all his time back home with him. 
I hope your weekend is a wonderful one!


  1. OOOOO _ I am so very excited - THANK YOU so much !!!!!

  2. They are both terrific!! It's difficult to pick! Congrats to the winners. I love seeing how others interpret your designs. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG Jenny..... I don't know what to say.........THANK YOU SO MUCH. %$#&@* doing the happy dance!!
    Hugs Sue from Cyprus xxx

  4. Congratulations to the winner, have a nice weekend whith your husband mister E
    kisses for you ♥♥

  5. Congrats to the winners :) love your shabby bag so cute, I can't decide between the quilts all so lovely :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  6. congrats to the winners.
    great show and tell.
    I can't make up my mind about the believe blocks. I like them both. Enjoy your weekend with your hubby.

  7. Congrats to all the winners.

  8. congrats to the winners, ohh you will look very smart wearinbg your new bag..lovely work of your desifns the other girls have done,cheers Vickie

  9. Thank you so much Jenny - I've just emailed you. I'm so excited to be selected and am just gobsmacked.....:) cheers Karen

  10. Congrats to all the winners!! Oh Jenny-girl your new bag is so lovely! The little ruffle just tickles me....DARLING! Love Catherine's version of your Circles of Life, very sweet, and so is Jeanette's Shabby Roses. I love both Believe blocks, Jenny, but I think I'm partial to the Tilda scrumptious. Enjoy having Mr. E home!

  11. Love the new bag Jen....and I am so thrilled to be the winner of the book thanks Jen...congrats to the other ladies....

  12. Loved all the work you have done, each item is fresh and vibrant

  13. Congrats to the winner!
    Your creation are so beautiful, I love everything you make.

  14. Congratulations to the winners.
    Tks to Jenny for this giveaway.

  15. Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  16. some very deserving winners picked dear Jen! Thank goodness for MR RNG...what a hard choice!
    Love the bag....the ruffle is sooooo cute!!!
    take care sweety...enjoy your time with MrE. Mine's home Wednesday!!! woo hoooooo!
    love ya, big sugary hugs
    WEndy :O)

  17. Congratulations to the winners!Patty has been a lucky gal these past few months. That's cause she's extra sweet! :)
    Love your new pattern Jenny and it's so fun to see the show and tell.


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