Monday, 28 May 2012

Summer Brighton Craftaganza Celebration Giveaway!!!!

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!!!

26 comments:

MrsC said...

Oh Oh Oh I get to be first!! How exciting! I LOVE that little pinip brooch and would wer it on the lapel of every black jacket I own, becaus eshe would just pop against the black. The Hello is the perfect necklace for a friendly craft shop owner to wear, don't you think? ;-) And brilliant work organising this growing and wonderful event, Zo, I know how much energy this kind of thing takes!

vickikatemakes said...

Oh, how fabulous!
The brooch, erm pretty much everywhere! The necklace would be great with a navy broderie anglaise dress lined in red shirt dress I have planned...

Marie said...

Eeep, I would love a chance to win these two lovelies please! I would literally wear them with anything and everything...that's how cute they are!!!

Bridget said...

I'd love to win these, my wardrobe seems to be going back to basics at through moment, lots of plain tops mainly in red or black and great to show off fun unusual jewelry. so I'd be wearing these pretty much all the time, work and the weekends.

Lindsey H said...

I love craft markets! But sadly as I am on another continent, I have to miss out... Both of those pieces are amazing! I would love to win them. :)

Rachel said...

How Generous! I'd love to come, if only it was a month later and i might be able to, but i'm the wrong side of the world at the moment

Kim said...

I would wear them with everything!

Make It Happen Mama said...

I'm nosy, too ;-) I would wear the Hello necklace when I have to go to networking events at work (nice way to break the ice, right?) and send the pin-up girl to my best friend, who moved off to Hawaii with her husband a couple years ago. Good for her, not so good for me, but we like to send each other little tokens :-)

My email address is emilydmurer [at] gmail

Cynthia said...

I love both of them, I would wear them constantly cynbularATgmailDOTcom

Njeri said...

Like Kirstin and Sarah, I like to try my hand at different crafts.
I would wear the Betty badge to my local sewing night with the girls and the Hello necklace to the beach.
Njeri,

cutekipepeo@gmail.com

Ms Marple said...

What a great icebreaker the necklace is, so I can see me wearing it with anything, Thr brooch maybe on this teal coat I have. Either way they are both cute.
Tanyajnash@hotmail.com

Macska said...

Oh, what adorable things! I can't decide which I love more - the brooch or the necklace...

Brighton sounds like heaps of fun - have a great time there! :-)

macska(at)gmail(dot)com

karen said...

OOOOh what fab pieces, they are so cute. In my job I have to wear a uniform no jewellery allowed boo! so any day not working and a chance to show the pieces off against a simple outfit! karenshawjones@btinternet.com

Stacy @ Stacyverb said...

Oooh, they are both great. Betty would be such a nice touch on a dark jacket, for those days when it's too cold for me to show any skin myself. :) And the hello necklace is perfect for parties, obviously!

Zen said...

The incredible shrinking plastic craft is super fabulous to hear about again! Too cool for school. In gratitude

sewcrazyrightnow said...

They are both gorgeous i'd wear em both! I will also pop down to the craftganza as i am a local gal! Thanks emmakdickson76 gmail.com

Megan said...

Oh, those prizes are wonderful! My email is megandthemachine@gmail.com

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

I don't know what I would wear with them, but I were them as they are super cute! Thanks for the giveaway and for a fantastic me-made-may.

SarahJIson said...

Such lovely thing... chance to win would be super!! Looking forward to coming along to the Craftaganza next week, such a great idea.

sorbetsurprise said...

I love that if you wore them you could say 'Hello Betty!' hehheee! I think the hello necklace would go with my cerise shirt dress and the betty pin would need a new checked 50's shirt....

lladybird said...

Oh, how cute are both of these little pieces? I love the brooch - I'd put it on the lapel of my denim jacket, so it could go everywhere with me :) Plus, I think Miss Pinup would look sweet on a denim background!

I couldn't tell you what specifically I'd wear with the Hello necklace because I think I would wear it with everything haha. I will point out that it totally reminds me of that Lionel Richie song/video (which was absolutely my theme song of 2011 and UHMM have you watched that video lately because EL OH EL) and that is why I love it so much. Also, that song is stuck in my head now aha.

daynzie said...

oh i would love both of these delights! i am new to sewing and would love to make a jacket of sorts, a casual jacket to wear over a dress to keep warm of an evening and i think these beauties would go well with this...

Lenora Jane said...

I've got a black jacket with a leopard collar/lapel that I think that brooch would love. And as for the Hello necklace: fighting the impulse to stencil a t-shirt into either a Beatles or Doors (dumb) joke...

clare said...

both equally adorable, so glad you are giving them both as one prize!!

I would wear the brooch on a red top covered in white bows that I wear to teach in - I teach religious studies so I like to be controversial!

And the hello necklace I could wear with most outfits, probably my red/black spot jasmine blouse.
Cheers
http://lifeafteralfie.blogspot.co.uk/

Be great following the MMM, think I might give it a bash next year.

Octi said...

Too cute. I'd wear both pieces with my me-made green strapless polka dot dress and my mustard-colored cardigan. My my email is iamnotanoctopus at gmail dot com.

debbielynne said...

I'd wear the Betty pin-up on my beach hat. I'd wear the hello necklace with my scrubs to work. I think my patients would love it!

deborahcraft@yahoo.com

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