UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED, THE WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED
When I'm not sewing, blogging, working, eating flapjacks or drinking too much wine, I may be found organising a craft market called Brighton Craftaganza. There are three of these events a year held in my adopted city of Brighton, East Sussex, UK. Next weekend in UK is an extra long bank holiday to celebrate the Queen's jubilee, but more importantly the Summer Brighton Craftaganza will be taking place on the Monday AND Tuesday, so head down if you can at all! There are going to be heaps of phenomenal local designer-makers selling their work, as well some free crafty workshops to spread the joy of making stuff. There'll be food and drinks available and a cafe area to enjoy them in. Basically, it's going to be epic.
Now, I am fully aware that the vast majority of the visitors to my blog are not able to come along to the event itself no matter how much I beg due to simple geographical restrictions, so I've found another way to celebrate the event here on my blog: a giveaway!!!
As I've mentioned before, the Brighton Craftaganza crew has undergone a fair few shifts in it's year and a half-long life. It begun with myself, Lisa and Steph. Then Lisa had to drop out after our first event due to having a bun in the oven and another book to write. Then Steph dropped out after our second event due to too much on her plate. Then I organised the third event almost entirely on my own, which nearly killed me. On the run up to this fourth event, I have a solid crew of awesome creative people taking on various tasks which has been absolutely wonderful and an infinitely more enjoyable experience. Currently, the Brighton Craftaganza crew consists of myself, Kirstin, Sarah and Kathryn, with a very generous helping of support from Rehanon and Patty (amount others).
Kirstin and Sarah are both very talented designer-makers and will be selling their work at the event. Plus they have very generously given me an item each from their ranges to give away to one lucky reader of my blog! How very nice of them. Let's see what's up for grabs...
Kirstin is a creative force to be reckoned with. A craft fair organising veteran herself, her fair morphed into the much loved 'Handmade Co-op' shop which sadly closed earlier this year. Whilst the 'Handmade' brand is having a dormant phase she is busying herself making fantastic badges and necklaces from special shrinking plastic, having successfully tried her hand at all manner of creative expressions previously. Currently her two ranges inspired by antique books on birds and old school tattoos are available on her website and her Etsy shop. Kirstin is offering a 'Betty' pin-up badge in this giveaway pictured above and below.
Sarah's crafty business is called Rock Cakes (check out her blog and Etsy shop) through which she sells a huge range of wonderful, whimsical jewellery. This is the lady who made my very special engagement ring. She is offering a fantastic laser cut acrylic 'Hello' necklace in silver mirror with silver coloured chain (pictured below). These are hugely popular round these parts, and you too could be sporting a friendly message without having to open your mouth!
The winner will receive BOTH the 'Betty' badge by Kirstin Stride and 'Hello' necklace by Rock Cakes. This giveaway is open to anyone, wherever you live, and will cost the winner absolutely nothing to receive them. The winner will be selected by random number generator after the closing date and then emailed to get their postal address. To enter, leave a comment with your name and someway to get in touch with you (so either your email address or a link to a blog/site where your email address is VERY easy to find), plus tell me what you would wear these items with if you won them. The last bit is because I'm nosey, your response won't effect your chance of winning in anyway!
The giveaway will close at the end of the event it is designed to celebrate (the Summer Brighton Craftaganza, remember?!) which is Tuesday 5th June, 5pm GMT. Good luck!!!