Friday, 24 September 2010

Folksy Friday - Flowers

Seeing as it seems Summer is well and truly over, I thought this week I’d give you all a reminder of the pretty flowers that Spring & Summer bring.  It’s taken me ages to find these as there are so many gorgeous floral items on Folksy, I hope you like what I narrowed it down to.  As usual just click on the pictures to go to the listing on Folksy:





So pretty!

Jen xx

Monday, 20 September 2010

The winner is…

So this evening I wrote out all the names and folded them teeny weeny…

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My husband picked out two names, the first one, and the winner of the large buttercup bag, is…

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Congratulations legs21!

The second one, and winner of the little green & pink pouch/clutch/thingymajig is…

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Congratulations The Crystal Lady!

I wish I could give something to everyone that entered :(  I loved doing the giveaway though and I’m sure it wont be too long until the next one!

Legs21 & The Crystal Lady, please email me at jentwinkle412 AT gmail DOT com with your addresses and I’ll get the prizes posted to you asap!

Jen xxxx

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Giveaway Update!

Seeing as I’ve had a pretty overwhelming response to my quest for 100 fans (total stands at 202 now!) I’ve decided to be extra nice and add a little something as a 2nd prize :)

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Hope you all like it!  It’s a gathered version of the pleated pouches in my Folksy shop, decorated with a fabric flower with a vintage button centre.

For a chance to win this or the main prize…

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… just see how to enter in the post below!

2 names will be picked out on Monday at 9pm, the first will win the black bag and the second will win the new prize!

Jen xx

Monday, 13 September 2010


I said a couple of days ago that when I reached 100 fans on Facebook I’d do a giveaway.  At that point I had 75 fans.  I didn’t really expect to get to 100 quite so quickly, but as I write this I’m up to 175 :D

Thank you to all my new fans!

So let’s get down to this giveaway business…

I thought long and hard about what I wanted to make, and decided on something I haven’t sold before. I spent today making it, and was so eager to show you all I had to take some pictures this evening so please excuse how bad they are!  I’ve used a beautiful upholstery weight fabric, and some of my favourite buttons so I really hope you like it…

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Looks like a normal buttercup bag right?

It is.

Except this one is BIG!  It’s 14.5 inches at it’s widest point and 9.5 inches tall – you can fit a serious amount of stuff in here!

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See how desperate I was to show you?  I forgot to rub the chalk lines off before taking pictures ooops!  It has 3 pockets on the inside – one is 3in wide, then there is a pen pocket, followed by a 3.5in one.  Perfect for keeping your phone handy!

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I’ve decorated it with a mixture of vintage & new buttons, a mixture of white, cream, black, gold, beige & grey.  It also closes with a magnetic snap.

Once again I apologise for the photos, if the weather is nice I’ll take some better ones tomorrow, these really don’t do it justice.

Ok, so how can you win this bag?  It’s easy peasy – just leave me a comment at the end of this post telling me which is your favourite item in my Folksy shop!  That’s it!

This giveaway will run up until 9pm on Monday 20th September when I’ll put all the names in a hat and get my lovely husband to pick out the winning one.

Any questions, please let me know :)

Jen xxxx

ETA: Forgot to say the giveaway is open to you wherever you are – I’ll happily post the prize internationally :)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Etsy shop now open…

I opened an account with Etsy last September, so I figured it was about time I actually started listing there!

I’ve got a few bits on there now, and will be putting the rest on over the next couple of days, plus some new stuff I hope to finish today.

Please head over there, have a peek at Jentwinkle on Etsy and let me know what you think :)

Jen xx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Giveaway coming soon…

I’ve wanted to do a giveaway for a long time and since the kids are back to school/preschool I can finally get on and make something to actually give away!

As soon as my Facebook fan page reaches 100 fans I will reveal what I’m going to give – hopefully you’ll like it!

So please head over to Jentwinkle on Facebook, hit ‘like’, and tell your friends :)

Watch this space…

Jen xx

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

I’m still here…

I am so bad at updating my blog, I know I know!  I’ve been working on making something a bit special though, which I can’t share with you all yet as it’s not quite finished!  Hopefully I can show you in the next couple of weeks.

I am still sewing, and yesterday added these cute little zippy pouches to my shop:

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I hope to list a new crayon roll today, made with some gorgeous aeroplane fabric & red gingham.  I have a whole notebook full of ideas to work through so watch out for some more products coming soon!  This week I plan on making a few of my ‘alternative’ gingerbread men that were so popular on my stall last Christmas – I hope my shop customers love them just as much (they usually have little ribbon loops on their head for hanging on the tree – it seems I only took a picture of the one I forgot to put the ribbon on!):

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I really must get a move on with Christmas stock and presents – why does time seem to go so quickly in the run up to December?!

Dylan started school last Thursday and is absolutely loving it, he’s grown up so much even since then.  When his class is called to go in each morning he runs up the steps shouting ‘see ya later Mum!’ and is always the first one in – most of the other children are clinging to their parents but Dylan seems to have so much confidence – I am very proud of him.  He also had his first swimming lesson yesterday afternoon, he did so well and yet again his confidence shone through as he listened to what he was being asked to do and got on with it with an adorable look of sheer concentration on his face!

Daisy started back at preschool yesterday, she has been out of nappies for the past few weeks but I was worried that she wouldn’t ask to go for a wee at school.  I was so happy when I picked her up and she was wearing the same trousers!!  Apparently she had asked to go with no problems – another proud Mummy moment!  When I collected her she handed me some pictures she’d drawn, saying proudly ‘look Mummy, I drew the London Eye for you!’ – it was so lovely, a big green circle with a smiley face next to it.  We went on the London Eye last week and clearly she loved it!  She will be three on Thursday, the time seems to have gone in the blink of an eye :’( Daisy has asked for a scooter like Dylan’s for her birthday, fingers crossed it gets here in time!  I will be spending tomorrow making her cake, she’s requested a pink & sparkly one!

I should really get back to some housework and sewing now, I promise I wont leave it so long next time!  I have a lot of plans for what to include on my blog, but these will take some time – please check back to see what I’ve been up to :)

Jen xxxx