Sunday, 22 March 2009

First Anniversary GIVEAWAY!

As promised I'm very excited to announce my first anniversary giveaway. It has been a truly amazing year and what better way to say thank you for all your support, comments and kindness then with a delightful giveaway. My anniversary is next Saturday so this is really a whole week celebration and why not, I just love a party.

So because I just couldn't decide what I want to giveaway there will be two prizes, so two lucky people will be receiving lovely little packages in the mail.

The first item is an new original mixed media collage titled 'Ballet History'. I've put this piece together especially for the giveaway and the Ballet theme is because I created the artwork on the cover of a lovely 1950's Ballet appreciation manual called 'Prelude to Ballet'. Some of the pages and images also feature in the collage along with part of a vintage fan, lace and a 19th century letter.

Ballet History -Original Mixed Media Collage

The second giveaway item is a very special custom design collection of three brooches to celebrate what you love in the world. Created just for you this custom collection is one of a kind, you even get to name it!

Your very own collection..

To go into the draw to win one of special prizes all you have to do is follow these really super easy instructions.

1. Go to my Etsy Shop and find one thing you love.
2. Come back here and leave a comment on this post and let me know what you found!
3. 2 bonus entries if you blog about my little giveaway! (please comment and let me know so I can come visit your blog and say hi.)
4. 3 bonus entries if you buy something from my Etsy shop between now and Saturday the 28th.

Too easy! The giveaway will be drawn on Saturday the 28th at midday(Australian time).

Good luck and thank you so much for making my first year of blogging so wonderful!

Hope you are having a wonderful day


  1. I love this!

    I am making a post on my blog as I write this comment! Will feature your giveaway <3

  2. Hi Sophie,
    I love all your work and having recently purchased some brooches I'm a bit biased but I've popped over to your shop and I've got to say I love Rose Tea-mixed media. I think the combination of different fabrics and textures is just something that works so well, plus it looks pretty and includes a beautiful cup, I'm from the UK and I love a cup of tea!!!
    Will make a post on my blog in a min!

    Have a great weekend!!
    Emma /:)

  3. Done and dusted-blogged about your give-away!
    I only purchased my brooches from you yesterday-does that count?!?

    Emma :)

  4. Ooooh what a fantastic giveaway! I love the I heart fleamarkets and I also like the Tattoo's brooch too :) I've posted about your giveaway on my blog and I'm seriously thinking of stocking up on gifts from your shop!

  5. Ok - so now I have bought some of your brooches :) I am Swirlyarts on Etsy too :)

  6. Yippee and Happy Anniversary!
    My fave at the moment is this one:

  7. Happy Blogiversary!

    I absolutely adore this

    Am a bit partial to the old cup of tea and my nan's name is Rose - what more can I say?

    Will link your giveaway on my blog (in my profile :)

  8. awesome post !!! great giveaway .. woot! I posted you on my blog :) ... hope you get lots of sales on your etsy shop ... oh and i like the 'tattoo' one on Friday night when i have my tight jeans on and feel like dancing to a rock band at the zoo with a hundred other sweaty tight jean wearing peeps and I like the 'tea and toast' one on Sunday night when I'm tired and can't be arsed making dinner !!!

  9. Happy Anniversary I love your badges. They are beautiful

  10. Visited your Etsy shop for the first time and love your Photographer Collage brooch. I love the design and the combination of fabrics. Nice work! And thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I love the I heart words brooch! These are unlike anything I've seen before!

  12. Congrats on your 1st blogaversary Sophie!!...i'd love to win one of your creative brooches!!..btw my fav is ~ I Heart Fleamarkets ~ cheers, Marian

  13. Hi Sophie,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, because that means that now I have found yours - and I am so glad! It's a lovely blog.
    And what a fantastic giveaway - I just popped over to your etsy shop - and my favourite has to be the 'I heart afternoon tea' - because quite simply, I do. I m quite obsessed with tea at the moment - and the brooch is so pretty!
    And congratulations on your first year anniversary

  14. hello.....
    my favourite today (it was different yesterday, and it'll be different again tomorrow, as it's impossible to have only one fav from your lovely things) is "i heart flea markets".....
    just about to pop off & post about your giveaway
    take care xx

  15. OOOHHH I hope I win!! I just adore your stuff. The 'Many Tea Things' mixed media collage might be my favorite right now, though I just bought the 'I heart afternoon tea' brooch, which I had been thinking about for a while. Love love love it! If I had the nerve to start a blog, I would totally mention you - but I don't, so I can't.
    Happy happy Sunday to you.

  16. Ally in WA (USA)23 March 2009 at 08:39

    I'm going to try w/ an entry although you don't say if this is only for Oz (I'm in the US) but I love you brooches especially the The Photographer Collage Brooch. So if I win but it is Australia only I still have found your Etsy shop.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  17. I love the I heart moleskins brooch, heck, I love all your brooches!

  18. I just posted about it on my blog :)

  19. I still love the "I heart tatoos' pin the best. If I ever get done working in the crazy basement, I will blog about it to. Don't forget to enter my giveaway, too.


  20. I love the 'I heart moleskines' much so that I just bought it haha!
    I will also be blogging about your giveaway tomorrow morning. :)

  21. My favourite is your mixed media Travelling Circus collage followed by The Photographer brooch. It's a very generous giveaway!

  22. Hi What a great giveaway and congratulations on such an achievement. I have been admiring you work on etsy lately so what a coincedence.
    I'm loving the I love wid flowers brooch so please count me in. I'll go do a post on my blog now.
    Thanks so much

  23. i just love your stuff Sophie! (as you probably already know!!!) love the i heart baking brooch. i'll put a post up on my blog about your giveaway (do I get bonus points for blogging about you a couple of days ago!)


  24. can i choose two fav's, i love the Rose tea artwork & the 'i heart baking' brooch. what a lovely giveaway, i will post about it on my blog later this evening (small children permitting!)

  25. hey sophie, i blogged about your excellent giveaway.

    happy blog birthday! we share the same blog birthday week - am having a giveaway too...

    i love your i heart mr darcy brooch which i know sold ages ago!

  26. Happy first anniversary. I can't decide between 'I heart words' and 'The photographer'. It would be nice to have my job title obvious at any function ;-)

    Came via Selina's Vintage post about your blogaversary.

  27. Hi, Sophie - I'm going to repeat myself now, as I've already commented elsewhere....

    I love looking in on your store, and I can never decide on my favourite! The brooches are inspired - they work for everyone, but hpow do you pick a favourite?? I notice that the floral pendant has disappeared...!

    Love the Wildflowers the Rose Tea mixed media work..I could go on!!

    Fab giveaway, Sophie xx Congratulations, too. Blogging now...!

  28. ooooh HOORAY for Sophie!
    Happy Anniversary:):)

    My favorite is the adventure brooch! but I sure do adore them all:) Lovely, lovely prizes you are offering...thanks for the wonderful chance to win!!


  29. Happy Anniversary!
    I absolutely love your collage brooches. The Photographer is one of my favorites

    I adore mixed media collage, especially when it includes textile elements.


  30. I heart the "I heart postcards brooch". And your shop too. You're brilliant!


  31. Oh I heart love letters! Sadly after 7 years together, the big love doesn't write them as much as he used to. Perhaps this will be an oh-so-subtle prompt :-)

  32. Sophie, Your Photographer brooch is a lovely idea. The use of tiny little strips like that is just so tactile and gogeous and what a great way to use those tiny bits you can't part with.


  33. Hello, I love, your "I heart Flea markets" brooch. I'm off to blog about your lovely giveaway now!

  34. Oooooh! well I must take part in this lovely party of yours! Besides cooing at all your fabulous stuff I would have to say that little Owly brooch you had would have to be my fave (besides my lovely 'Let Them Eat Cake') !! Congrats on the success love!

  35. Today I heart Love Letters.

    Happy anniversary to you Miss Sophie. Are we lucky to have you here in Blogland.

  36. Hiya
    I LOVE all the brooches- I couldn't decide which was my favourite. If I'm only allowed to say one I'll say the I Love Baking Brooch.

  37. Happy 1st Blog-versairy Sophie!

    Maybe you should make an 'I Heart Birthdays' brooch for yourself... :)
    Or how about 'I Heart Her Library Adventures...'

    I'm hearting lots of knitting and crochet just now, i've already got a crochet one so it would have to be 'I Heart Knitting' or 'I Heart Yummy Yarn' and how about 'I Heart Sunny Days', we've had a few of those here lately... :)

    Have a fab week of blogging fun and creativity!


  38. Hi Sophie,

    I heart heart heart "I heart music." Those little leaves on the fabric make my heart sing! Am about to go post about it too...

  39. hi Sophie happy anniversary!!!! What a GORGEOUS and special giveaway. I LOVE all your mixed media pieces they are divine, if I had to pick just one it would be The Travelling Circus!! My favourite brooches in the shop at the moment are I Heart Postcards, like you I love old (and some new) postcards. I have a collection that were my great Aunts they are wonderful, I LOVE the I heart Tea Cups coz I do!!! I also love the Tatoo one (sold now) as I have one, and finally (I have gone on a bit I know)the I Heart owl Mail (sold too) is sweet as!!!!!!


    Here's a link to my post!


    I ALSO heart "I heart postcards." A LOT.

  41. Hi Sophie,
    My favourite is 'The Travelling Circus' mixed media Artwork. It's beautiful! Thank you for my brooch which I've blogged about & I've also featured your giveaway/blog
    Tina x

  42. Love, love, love The Traveling Circus mixed media.

  43. I love your "I heart Wild Flowers Fabric Brooch", and the ballet card too! I took and taught ballet lessons for years, I miss it so much. You have beautiful things.

  44. I love Les Girls Original Mixed Media Collage, just beautiful!!


  45. What gorgeous things I heart adventure, and wild flowers most of all!

  46. Thank you for the chance to win! I visited your shop and I must say, all of your brooches are adorable! I would love one about photography, birds or my daughter, Zoie. :)

  47. I also posted about your giveaway on my blog. Congrats on your anniversary! :)

  48. Your I heart brooches are lovely. Lovelier in person. I have seen the one purchased by Pearlswirl Favorites? hmmm I heart tea cups, adventure, wildflowers and baking. There's more but I am trying not to over do it....

    So glad I stopped by, I will post on my blog!

  49. Oh I heart the I heart teacups brooch.
    thanks for the generousity.

  50. I know it has sold, but I love "I heart Art History"...

    I heart your giveaway.

    Posting on my blog now. :)

  51. I love all your goodies!
    the brooches are so cute and clever.
    But I love 'many tea things' the best, because I love tea and I love Alice and because it is gorgeous!

  52. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!

    This is the first blog I've looked at since I came back from holidays so I just had to have a look in your shop. Hmmm.... my fave from your current collection is definitely "Les Girls Original Mixed Media Collage" - it takes me away again when I look at it. Lovely!

    And I would blog about your post but I returned to a dead modem (sneaking this comment in from another computer!).

  53. I just gotta say I LOVE the "I heart Tea Cups Fabric Brooch"!!!

    Love it!!!

    Best wishes and happy birthday!
    PilliPilli Handmade

  54. Happy Anniversary, Sophie!

    I absolutely love this:

  55. Love the Many Tea Things - Original Mixed Media Collage Simply adorable.

    prpldy (at)

  56. Congrats on your anniversary I posted at my blog

  57. what a lovely blog,i find myself lucky to have found it(with your help!)I love the wild flower!!!!wish you a fine first anniversary!!!

  58. First off I LOVE your blog!! I read it daily!!! I love the I heart flea markets brooch because me and my hubby go to flea markets every weekend for fun and to hunt down hidden treasures. I will diffinantley post about your giveaway right now!!! Have a great day!!!
    ~Molly P

  59. oh love a giveaway - congratulations on your 1 year milestone!

    My favourite is the I love teacups!
    Would make a perfect gift for a friend:)

  60. Would it be strange to say that I love your typeface? Because I do!

  61. This is my fav

    What a terrific giveaway! Happy Anniversary!

  62. Oh my dear gosh.... Miss Sophie.... how overwhelming, you truly are a superstar darling! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks your are so clever! So delighted so see how many people *heart* you xoxox

  63. wow fantastic giveaway...
    and love you prizes...the perfect my favorite...
    but i did check out you etsy and love the "flea market"brooch...divine...
    you are one of my "blogs i follow" in my sidebar...

  64. What a great giveaway! I love your "I heart Flea Markets Fabric Brooch", it's gorgeous!

  65. I absolutely love love love your collages. Especially this one:

    I am trying to put together a little post on my blog with a few items that I am spying around esty, madeit, etc. I will definitely mention your cute stuff.

  66. I like the I heart Baking Fabric Brooch!


Thank you for stopping by! ~ I just love receiving your comments! I'll be sure to pop by your place too. Much love ~ Sophie x