It's my birthday today!!! I feel so old... ;) I didn't do very much today but had a lovely time working on my cross stitch in the park, it's really starting to take shape. The cross stitch, not the park ;) I also found one of the eggs that had been destroyed by some moron and the artist had to remade it. But it's now back on display, so provided they bring back the two missing ones, I only have 2 to go.
Since it is my birthday, I wanted to share it with you also. I recently decided to start up an Etsy shop. Not as a living, but just to sell some of the things I make just because I enjoy making them but don't actually have much use for myself. I loved making the teacup pincushions a while back (you can see version 1 and version 2 here), so I really wanted to make some more but I just couldn't find the right cups. I spent ages looking for the perfect cup to host this giveaway and then suddenly I found it. IN 4 COLOURS! Naturally this meant I had to make 4 cups. I made all four of them and am going to list them in my shop once the giveaway is over, because my readers can have have first pick of their favourite teacup!
I have 4 of them: pink, blue, purple, and yellow. Each one has a decorated teaspoon matching the colours of the cup also.
The pink cup has a grey/pink flower design on the cup, a pink felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with a large pink gemstone and several smaller clear gemstones.
The blue cup has a grey/blue flower design on the cup, a dark blue felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with a several small blue heart-shaped gemstones.
The purple cup has a grey/purple flower design on the cup, a purple felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with purple square gemstones in various sizes.
The yellow cup has a grey/yellow flower design on the cup, a yellow felt cushion, and a teaspoon decorated with several off-white heart-shaped pearls.
I'm still working on my photographic skills, but I really wanted to post about this giveaway today so that it coincides with, you guessed it, my birthday!
This giveaway is open to international readers! Very important :) I always hate it when I see some really nice giveaways (as I hope you think this is also) and they're only open to US readers.. So no fear: no geographical boundaries here.
Now for the rules, after all we must have rules... There are several options to participate in this giveaway:
Mandatory entry: become a follower and leave a comment saying that you're a new follower (current followers please also leave a comment to get your entry).
- leave a comment wishing me a heartfelt happy birthday(it is my day after all today hihi)
- leave a comment telling me which teacup is your favourite, thereby also indicating which one you would like to win
- blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment linking back to it
- mention this giveaway on your Twitter account and leave a comment linking back to it
- mention this giveaway on your Facebook account and leave a comment linking back to it
- follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment that you have done so or if you are already following me on Pinterest
That's 7 possible entries for each person! I hope this will be big :) It would be a great start to my little shop at least :) The giveaway will be open until midnight Sunday 25 March UK time, and I will choose the winner on Monday. Please make sure that your email address is listed in your profile, otherwise please leave it in your comment as I will have no way of contacting you otherwise. One more small thing: pins are not included in this giveaway.
I'm off for a nice dinner now, good luck everyone!!