Tuesday, 15 January 2008

100th Post - And That Valentine Swap Again!

Hello again everyone!

This may not be the best timing but it is actually my 100th post today so I am proposing a little giveaway in true blogger-fashion! If you would like to leave a comment on this post I will choose a name (probably by making the children pick it from a bowl again) on Friday 18th.

The giveaway present will be a small doll adapted from one of Rosalie Quinlan's patterns. She will be something like this
but the winner can choose the fabric colours for the clothes (and it won't have "Evie's first christmas" embroidered around the hem!!!)

So if you would like a chance to win your own little doll then leave me a comment!



Now, back to the Valentine Swap

Hopefully by now you will have all received your swap partner's questionnaire replies and will have started making contact with them.

You will all be pleased to hear that I now have a partner too - Queen Bee - so I am no longer feeling sorry for myself! Many thanks to those of you who offered to do a double stint and be my partner as well as someone elses - it cheered me up!

Just to re-cap, the rules of the swap are that the swap parcel would include

1. a small handmade item that takes less than 3 hours to complete and has a valentine theme. It could be anything: a sock creature, soft toy, simple stitchery, mini-quilt, pin-cushion, bag, purse, knitted something - anything that you would enjoy making and sharing!

2. something chocolatey or sweet-like!

3. and some craft supplies from your own stash - e.g. buttons, ribbon, fabric scraps, lace, wool, string, beads - anything like that but not worth more than £3/$6 in value.

The parcels are to be sent ON February 14th (or before if you are super organised - I just don't want people to feel stressed by the different shipping times etc as I have organised this a little too late!)

If you have a problem and are unable to send your parcel on or before February 14th please let your partner know about the delay as soon as possible. Likewise, if there are any problems or parcels missing at the end of the swap please contact your partner direct.

And finally, the main rule of the swap is HAVE FUN!!!!!

64 comments:

Gina said...

I would love to be included for this giveaway Lucy - I loved that doll so much when you first posted a picture of her!

You have worked so hard on this swap Lucy. Looking forward to it - especially now I've seen the beautiful things my partner makes.

Thank you for organising it.

Gina xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I hope I will get there at some point. I am relatively new at bloggin, but having fun. Come over and visit me at my blog. Love the doll!!

Dottydesigns said...

Hi Lucy Congratulations on your 100th post well done. I am only on my 3rd so I have a lot of catching up to do. I have not had the questionnaire about my swap partner yet but maybe it's coming soon. Dottydesigns

tintocktap said...

Congrats on the 100th post, Lucy. And well done on organising the Valentine Swap. Glad you've got your own partner now or I'd have threatened to double up too.

Michaela said...

Please include me in the giveaway. She is just gorgeous! And although I missed out on the swap thingy, I've decided to do it anyway to someone who has recently been very kind to me. I'll follow your rules and promise to get something organised.

Jane said...

Hi Lucy congratulations on your 100th post! i'd love the chance to win your beautiful doll. Good luck with your valentine swap. Jane x

Sam said...

congrats on your 100th post. I've just discovered your blog via Kaz - but fear not - I'll be back!!

corry said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You are a busy bee, Lucy! Thanks for organising the valentine swap, love being part of it!

Ally said...

Thank goodness you have got a partner. I daren't put a comment on your blog earlier - in case I was the first one - HA HA HA.

Thought you would like my above thoughts, I do tell nice big fibs sometimes!

Well, we are the proud owners of two unfinished sock monkeys. We have a pink one called monkey with no ears yet and wonky eyes and we have a second one called tigger as he is orange and black - he only has a body and legs. Photos to follow l8r - no I don't mean l8r today. Tigger is going to be a bday prezzie for one of Em's school friends.

Talk soon.

Ally

Ally said...

P.S. Forgot to say no need for the children to put me in your next hat drawing session. Very content with my tortoise purse.

Also forgot to say how quick 100 posts have gone. Well done - keep typing.

Charlie P said...

Happy 100th post! Can´t believe I hadn´t found your blog before now- I love it :D May your next 100 posts be as good as the last 100 x

Lina said...

Happy 100th post Lucy. Thanks for all your hard work putting the swap together!

cathicrafts said...

Could I be included on your giveaway? Congrats on post 100, may you have hundreds more in the future!

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Many congrats on you 100th post! Love the dolly.

Thanks again for arranging the swap, so glad you got yourself a partner!

Kitschy x

Lesley said...

Woooooooooooooohooooooooooooo!!!
100 posts!!!! Congratulations Mrs Locket Pocket!!!
What a week!
With regard to the giveaway I would be very much obliged if you could include me in the draw for the gorgeously gorgeous doll who should not, under any circumstances, be dressed in lilac or ****ing pink!!! (being as they are my least favourite colours ever ever right now ;) )
I am so pleased to have 'met' you and to know that you are my bestest real imaginary friend/ surrogate Mum!!!

Go and crack open the bubbly - you deserve it!
love Moogsmum XXX
p.s. word verif - quikhuct ? I'd much rather have a slow one :)

Thimbleanna said...

Happy 100th post Lucy! How can you have time to do a giveaway with all the swap details??? WonderWooman you are!!!!

Kitty said...

Crikey Mrs Locket - how are you going to have time to make a fabulous doll AND to do the swappy thing? :-O Congratulations on your 100th post (who said 'gasbag'?) - here's to many more. And a very big thank you for organising the swap - I shall no longer be a Swap Virgin *proud grin*.

Take care. x

Kaz said...

Hi Lucy, congrats on the 100th post in the same week of mine!! I would love to be included in your giveaway, she's a real beauty and one like her would be looked after veyr well ;)

Kaz xx

Sarahs Home said...

Thank you for organising the Valentines Swap, so much fun!! Congratulations on your 100th post, I would love to be included in your giveaway..

Sarah x

Katy said...

oh, go on then....you've twisted my arm...I'd LOVE to be included in the draw!!!
Great work with the speedy partnering - hope you had a bottle of wine or 2!

trashalou said...

Ooer Missus! One hundred sessions of posting about life in LocketLand! Well done you.

BTW how come making public postulations of easter swapping. No, no, no and yet again no! [oh well, maybe I should just think about it...... ;-) ]

Yummers! said...

Oh, what fun! A GIVEAWAY and with one of your darling dolls. Yea!!!

Congrats on your 100th post. Didn't that go fast?? It seems like we're all known each other for years. I quess that's what friends are all about.

Be sure to check my blog tomorrow. There's a surprise for you!
Love,
Joni

dottycookie said...

Awww, such a pretty doll - and having missed the signup for the swap how can I miss this chance? Many many congratulations on the 100th post and on the swap organisation!

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi Lucy, Thanks to a fab swap host ! Please enter me in your draw, i love that doll.

Anonymous said...

Do you need an extra valentine swap partner? Be glad to join if needed! Otherwise, next swap. Please place my name in your give away.

I am going on vacation (key west, Florida) for two weeks starting this Fri-will check your blog to stay updated.

K in MN

katelnorth said...

well, happy 100th post Lucy! Thanks for sorting the Valentine's swap - it looks like it's going to be great fun. Especially because the posting date is the 14th :)

Vanessa said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. You would not have to change the name on the dolly as that's my daughters and she would love it!Put my name in that draw!

Rosie said...

happy 100th. I managed to miss the valentine's swap but would love to be included in this draw, please!

French Knots said...

Happy 100th - the posts soon mount up when you've lots to say!
Thanks again for organising the swap. x

lucykate crafts... said...

wow, what a fab blog giveaway, you're going to have loads of comments to join this one : )

hannah said...

congrats on your 100th Post! It feels like you have been around forever though! looks like you are going to have a busy start to 2008 with all you have going on.

Hannah x

cmoon said...

Hello Lucy Congratulations on your 100th post.I would love to be included in the draw for your giveaway.Always enjoy reading about your goings on.
c*

AnnieB said...

hey congrats on your 100th post - well done. and thanks again for organising that swap - am looking forward to it (while simultaneously racking my brain for inspiration)
I would love to win a dolly like that - I can think of two little girls who would adore it...
please, put my name in that bowl!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Congratulations on 100 posts, I think your blog is brilliant, keep it up and make me smile each day.

picperfic said...

such a cute doll and what a nice little swap this is too...thanks for organising it Lucy. I have emailed my partner and now I await a response!

anne bebbington said...

I could give a little doll like that a good home - the only trouble would be keeping her for myself :o)

Nadine said...

Trying my luck again ! :>)
(who could resist such a darling angel doll ?)
AND wishing you a very happy blogivesary, dear !

Hugs & smiles to you !
NADINE

Kathie said...

the doll is adorable! I am so glad you have someone to swap with you!
congrats on 100 posts! wonder if I will reach 100 posts!
Kathie

chook said...

oh wow I would love to be in the draw for the beautiful doll
have a fab day
hugs Beth

weirdbunny said...

So sad I've missed the valentines swap. I ordered fabric ready so I could sign up to one, but it only arrived today, and now they are all closed !! Boo Hoo !!!!!!

Please put my name in the give away though ! ~ love Julia x

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Please include me in your giveaway! Thanks...

joy michelle said...

That doll is so cute! I envy your craftiness. Happy 100th post! Missed out on the swap though, maybe next time.

Pat said...

Congrats on your 100th post Lucy! All of your works are lovely.

Muddling Through said...

Congratulations on your
100th! Keep up the marvelous work.
~Elaine~

est said...

me! me! count me in! and congrats on your 100th!!!! yay!! cheers!

Monkee Maker said...

Hi Lucy,

Many congrats on 100 posts - keep up the good blogging work!

Please please please add my name to the giveaway bowl.

:)

Lissa Jane said...

Lucy...
congrats on your 100th !!!! You know, you dont look a day over 30 *W* thanks for organising the valentine swap, very generous of you with your spare time that you must have oodles of! ;O)


Lissa

Catrianna said...

Hi, congrats on your 100th post! My blog account is new (as of today), I imagine it will take me forever to get that far. Your doll is absolutely gorgeous. And the swap is a fantastic idea. I can't wait to see if someone will run an Easter one :)

xx Cat

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations Lucy on your 100th post!
Please count me in for the draw. I love your doll!
Have fun with the swap. I would have loved to join, just tooo much going on now.

the pesky bombolino said...

Congratulations Lucy!
I would love to win a doll- what a fab prize!
Come on kids- pick me!!!

Working Mom Knits said...

And I'll bet you thought you didn't have anything to say that ppl would be interested in reading; sorry to let you know that 100 posts means that you were wrong - we love you and your posts : )

ps: note to whomever gets Michaela's sort-of-swap package - you are one lucky duck!

Patti said...

100 posts. Well done, you blabbermouth.

Please put my name in for the swap.

PS - my young one has your pink heart on her bedroom wall and has to include "Daisy" in her prayers at night. The two of you have a fan!

Leanne said...

Wow 100 posts Lucy - congratulations. I'm sure I could give one of your dolls a good home over here in Oz.
X
Leanne

Kylie said...

Oh Lucy - I would love to be added to your hat!

That little doll is gorgeous.

BTW - We are borrowing your little valentines idea for a swap (hope that you dont mind) We are a group of sewing mums in Australia who chat online - and I fell in love with your swap and did not get to comment in time to be part of all of the fun - hope you dont mind. If you would like to check us out we can be found at http://ebsewinggirls.blogspot.com/

L Kylie

Anonymous said...

Happy happy happy 100th post!!
Chris

Heids said...

Hi Lucy

I am a new reader having been directed your way by the lovely Kylie from the EB sewing girls group here in Aust.

I am so impressed with your Valentines swap and glad we are having a mini version of it here but I would love to go in the hat for a gorgeous doll like that - although I think you need a new method with so many names!!!

Suzie Sews said...

Oh my what a giveaway...
Congratualtions.
Love the idea of this swap...am I to late?
Suzie Sews

Kae said...

Congratulations on our 100th post :D And thanks again for organising the Valentine Swap :D Glad to hear you got your partner now as well :D
~x~

Annie said...

Congratulations Lucy on your 100th post. You seem to be doing a great job of organising the Valentines swap. We don't really go into it much here in Australia.

salgull said...

I love your doll..and your blog.
Well done on the 100th post! ;-)

mellyandrosie said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! Yippee!! It feels good, doesn't it? Hope you really enjoy your valentines swap now that you have a valentine!!! aaaaawwwww!

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monda-loves said...

goodness me so many comments -
I'm glad I'm not too late!
Congrats on the 100 posts - I haven't quite managed that yet...

Monda
x

Make and Takes said...

Congrats on 100. Am I too late to enter the giveaway?

Also, bummer I missed out on the Valentine swap. I love a good crafty trade.