Thursday, April 26, 2012

Giveaway! One hundred followers.

I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 followers!  Some of my family are amazed that one or two people would be as hooked on gardening as I am, let alone over a hundred!   I thought I had plenty of time, but suddenly there you are!  102 followers a while back  ... I am late!
I wanted to have something that I could easily send anywhere in the world, and since postage is so expensive it would have to be something light.  Seeds cannot be sent overseas either.
I recently sent a silk scarf to my Mom and it was light  to post so that has made the decision rather easy.
I make the silk scarves in my garden using the sun to set the color, and lay flowers and ferns on the fabric so that the sun sets the outlines.  Here is an example of the one I did for my mom.

You need a sunny day and I dragged myself away from gardening last weekend in order to work on some silk scarves.  Don't feel too sorry for me, as it is actually done in my garden :), and I get to pick flowers.    I paint on the colors and then lay the scarves out on the grass with flowers and other assorted objects distributed over the scarf.  These objects block the light and make them a shade lighter than the color that is exposed to the sun.  It is great fun.  I have made two scarves - one is "seascape design" and I will add little touches of silver fabric paint to highlight the seahorses and shells.  




The other is blue and red and had hibiscus and plumbago flowers laid on it, so I have called it "tropical flowers" .





To enter, please submit a comment stating which scarf you would like to win and I will close down the comments and do a draw by random number selector on  May 1st ........  Mayday!   


Update .....May 1st - happy May Day and we have a  


***********************  WINNER!


My random selector ended up being everyone's name in a  hat, lots of stirring and shaking, and my hubby drawing out the name.... Sami!  congratulations.
I have contacted you by e-mail - please send me your address so I can get your scarf into the mail for you.


26 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Tropical Flowers, the cplours are devine.
    It is only recently that I have become obsessed with scarfs, they make the most boring of outfits into something interesting and expensive looking.
    Please consider me for one of your giveaways as May 1st is my Wedding Anniversary 41 years....

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    1. Oh that would be a great present. I am still not that comfortable wearing scarves - I often wear them on my handbag.

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  2. Oh My Goodness, those are so cool! You're very talented. So hard to choose, I love them both. But the hibiscus one just a little bit more, I think. Congrats on having 100 followers!

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  3. I'm not surprised you have so many followers,your blog is a great read. If I chose, I would pick the tropical flowers although both scarves are lovely.
    Cheers,
    tracy

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    1. I am glad you enjoy reading my blog - I really enjoy writing it.

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  4. Wow those are beautiful, do you buy the silk and sew them into scarves or can you buy them ready made? I really like the sea scapes, just lovely.

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    1. I buy them already sewn into scarves from a company in America.

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  5. Your scarves are stunning do you sell them? 102 followers is fantastic well done your blogs are always fascinating to read.
    I have to say for me the seascape scarf is my personal favourite I love blues and greens.
    Thank you AA for the opportunity to take part in your giveaway, and to reading more about your garden.

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    1. Oh no I am still experimenting - I don't think I could sell them. I really just enjoy the creative aspect of making them, and then enjoy giving them away.

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  6. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers. Beautiful scarves, I like the tropical flowered one!

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  7. Lovely scarves and lovely web site. My personal favourite would be your "tropical flowers". Thank you.

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  8. I agree with your family - how many of us are there who love the smell of wet dirt? Who knew we weren't alone :-) Of course you rise above with your other projects and inspirational recipes as well.

    If my name is pulled out of the hat, I love tropical flowers (though would hardly complain if seascape design arrived in the post one day).

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    1. I sat enraptured as Costa on Gardening Australia talked us through compost tonight. I guess we are a special breed. I really enjoy sharing all my projects, crazy as some of them are.

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  9. I am really happy that you have reached 100 followers. These scarves are gorgeous.

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  10. I'm not commenting to enter (not much of a scarf wearer, unfortunately, although I do have my late grandmother's *entire* collection if I ever change my mind.) So just dropping by to say they are really lovely, and you are very very talented!!

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    1. well thank you for commenting anyway.

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  11. Congratulations on passing the 100 follower mark. That's brilliant, especially for all your blog readers as they now get to see your lovely garden, and wonderful work like these scarves. You are such a talented lady. I love these scarves. They really look terrific. I hope you sell them at the local markets or some similar venue. I'm sure they'd go like hot cakes!

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    1. Maybe after a lot more practice I could try selling them, but for now I am just enjoying experimenting.

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  12. Oh, Congratulations on reaching 100 followers, my Dear friend!!!
    I am so amazed finding your another talent and how you make them; beautiful scarfs, aren't they♡♡♡ I don't wear them so I think it is fair to pass the luck to others this time.

    Love you always my close aged Aussie friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  13. We have a winner - Sami, will you contact me with your address so that I can send out your scarf? Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks so much Gill, I look forward to receiving my lovely gift, and I do wear a lot of scarves, especially in winter.

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  14. Gosh, I've been following your blog "incognito" for a little while, but I just had to comment this time around.
    Your scarves are absolutely beautiful....you really should consider selling them...even though I am in Barbados, I would be the first to place an order.
    Love your blog a whole lot.
    Virginia

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