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Monday, November 02, 2009

And The Winner Is....

.....Rowena!  Congratulations Rowena from New Year Bunting, you are the official winner of a Surprise Gift from OriginalStitch!  Pulled out of The Husb's hat by a bevested daughter.  By 4pm school uniform has come very much a-cropper in this house.  That's a bit of it lying strewn about, there on the floor.  It's quite interesting analysing people's floors isn't it?  There's a conker there, can you see it?  The daughters have invented a version of Musical Statues which involves me playing either a fiddle (pretty well), a tune called Knowle Park on Matilda the Melodeon (well polished), other tunes on Matilda (badly) or a guitar (very badly).  The first thing they do is tip up a pink basket of many conkers on to the floor, and then let the music commence....now, instead of the last one to stop moving being 'out' when the shoddy musician stops playing, they pick up a conker and put it in a little pile till all the conkers have gone.  The minds of little ones, eh - what a good piece of game innovation.  This came about because of course, trying to play Musical Statues with only two people is somewhat lame, and ends a bit too quickly.  It's like ah, you moved, you're out!  I'm the winner.  Brilliant.  That lasted all of 32 seconds....

A...n...y...w....a....y.......of course, I can't send Rowena her prize till after our Inaugural and Terrifying Christmas Fayres (it doesn't say that on the fayre posters, you realise; that's just my coining), because as we speak, I have, ahem, only 6 things to sell.....
But fear not, Rowena, my growing army of stitchers is on the case, and once we've done the fayres, I will select a little something for you and it will be on its way.
So make sure to send me your address (you can email me from the About Me pages down there) and also a little note about any small nipper-type persons living in your abode so I can choose something appropriate.
Massive thanks to you all for your comments - they have all been noted (I promise you.  I'm a bit mindless when it comes to analysing my own things, so I rely entirely upon what other people say!)

  • Nice idea from Heather, about kits for kids to make their own bags - will definitely have a think about that one...
  • Big chorus on fabrics that boys wouldn't be embarrassed to carry - we completely agree.  Don't worry, the stitchers themselves are in charge of the fabrics, and tend to use boyish ones if they've got boys, so we will always look for a good balance, and make sure once the website is up and running that there will be boy colourways to choose from...
  • Two of you mentioned liking the products for yourselves too - this rings true with me - I've already purloined a pen-wallet for myself, and that and a grown-up pencil roll will henceforth make it into the Office Collection, when we launch that. 
  • Those of you who envisage the pen bags and rolls being used in restaurants and at rugby matches, be assured they definitely work!  Not to mention 40 minute train journeys home from London in the Quiet Zone of the train.  So much so that a lady sitting opposite my busily colouring 3 and 4 year-olds said "Charming, absolutely charming!" to me as we left.  Since I'm a scruffbag and thus she definitely wasn't talking about me, I can only surmise that she meant the daughters and their marvellous OriginalStitch colouring companions!
 So yes, loved your thoughts.  I look forward to hearing your next batch, so come and visit again soon ready to cast your critical eye over the Cafe Set, Pocketiddle Bag, and Hide'n'Seek Pops.
Not that I've got to make them first or anything....

6 comments:

Things Hand Made said...

Thanks Catherine for your kind words. Hey, a fayre... scary, you are a braver woman than I... not long now!

LollyChops said...

hahahahaha... you totally crack me up Ms. Scruffbag!

Congrats to the lucky winner!!!!

whitemorn said...

congrats to the lucky winner! A fabulous item for sure.

Rowena said...

Hooray for me! Thanks, I'm very excited - I rarely win anything, what a lovely surprise to find this evening! My two are a boy aged 5 1/2 and a girl who will be 4 at the end of this month. Anything will be fab, and they can fight over it when it gets here!

Thanks again, and good luck with the Fayres.

UK lass in US said...

Yep, a slowpoke is a slowcoach. I can't believe that I'm starting to use Americanisms - I feel like I'm being brainwashed. I couldn't remember which way to pronounce schedule the other day...

No, no etsy shop for me. I considered making things for sale for about 5 minutes, then remembered how long it takes me to make things. Plus I'd get all worried about the quality of my workmanship - I'm only just getting to the stage when I don't chicken out of giving things away. That was very sweet of you.

Ooh, how about making bags for the kids to carry their library books in (I'm talking about the fayre now)? I keep meaning to make my kids some, as I'm tired of balancing 20 odd books. If it's for a young crowd, maybe some simple pouches for the tooth fairy, too.

Good luck.

Mairi said...

Pencil rolls would be great for things like knitting needles or crochet hooks or even make-up brushes if you used an oil cloth scrap for where the actual bristles go.

Sorry it took so long for me to comment, I was under the influence of the dreaded Swine Flu, or some such variant therein.