Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Giveaway



Hello,
this screen printed Dog purse has a little malfunction.  
The bottom right hand corner is bigger than the left hand side....it juts out further than the other side, 
which is very annoying when these purses take so long to make.
Anyhoo, I thought I would put this up for a 'Giveaway', if the winner didn't mind a slightly irregular shaped purse.   A bit of lopsidedness never hurt anyone, did it?
The last 'Giveaway' was great, but I felt awful that so many lovely commentators didn't win.  
I thought I may start having regular 'Giveaways', perhaps once every few weeks.
What do you think?
The purse is made with antique, hand loomed French linen...gorgeous stuff, very hard wearing.
Screen printed, hand painted, free machine embroidered, with a smidgen of Liberty Tana Lawn. 
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If you fancy a chance of winning, please just leave a comment here.
I will do the Random Number Generator thingy next Tuesday 4th June, UK time.
I will post international too.
Thanks so much for stopping by. x

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deerhollow said...

Ahh..any of your beautiful artwork would be a treasure to have in my possession :) I am a big fan of yours.

The undomesticated scientist said...

its beautiful, how cares if its lopsided! i'm not symetrical!

mimmin dove said...

I'm pretty sure my bottom right corner is bigger than my left too, so we would get on well together. It is gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win. xxx

Pattij said...

I'm thinking a lopsided purse would be perfect!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Twiglet said...

Who would mind a slight error when the rest is so beautifully made! x Jo

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Hello Viv,
I would love to be in with a chance of winning this beautiful purse and can overlook any malfunctioning points it may have because its beauty overcomes all......d x

lettice leaf said...

Yes, please, I like a bit of lopsidedness. You just can't get it in the shops these days.

LLX

Plain Jane said...

Woohoo - it's not lopsided it's quirky! Thanks for doing a lovely giveaway x Jane

Gill said...

Lop sided? Who cares? not me!

marie said...

I'm a little lopsided and irregular...this little purse and I would be a perfect match!
Thanks for the chance to win it!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Like most of us there is little that can be labeled perfection in life...
But the sweetness of your whimsical artwork is captured perfectly... who cares if it is a little wonky!
Susan x

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, your darling coin purse reminds me of my 2 doggies! I have Jack Russells!I love the little details you have on your work. I would LOVE to win this. I'm not sure if gals from the USA can enter your giveaway. Thank you!
Deb

sylviesgarden said...

It's gorgeous! X

Carol said...

It's lovely, you would love it so much the lopsidedness wouldn't matter at all.
Carol xx

tamarajayne said...

How lovely, the lop-sidedness only adds more character :)

Gillian Salmons said...

I love it and if I was lucky enough to win, it would never be imperfect to me - I'd be so happy

Maggie said...

Your little purse is so wonderful, lopsided-ness and all! I would treasure it!

Mrs Wompra said...

I'm a bit wonky, so a wonky purse would be just fine with me :-)

Country Cottage Chic said...

I *so* need a new purse ....the one I bought from you years ago is wearing out from overuse! Love the sweet doggies.
x

Joy said...

I love your work... here little doggie, doggie... I'll be honest, I hope I win!

humphreycumfycushion said...

Any lopsidedness only adds to the lovely character of the piece - me thinks.

Deborah said...

Love it! a little oddness never hurt anyone :) please count me in.

Bee happy x

lemonade kitty said...

It's absolutely gorgeous and practically perfect in every way!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, Lucey xx

Kara said...

This is so lovely! I have some of your embroidered postcards and they bring such whimsy into my day!

Norma Conway said...

Even a 'second' [so called] is perfection when it is from your hand work. Oh please toss my name into the hat Viv, N, x

Jess said...

To me, a handmade item has more charm if it's slightly wonky in some way. When things are manufactured, they're all the same and have no soul!xx

Jo Baggott said...

I'd very much love to be in with another chance to win a piece of creativity! Xx

Fleur de Boheme said...

All of your purses are lovely - and the asymmetric edge just adds more interest to the piece :-) I´d love to win it :-)

Country Rabbit said...

how adorable i love it and would treasure it ;0)x

Jayne said...

I wouldn't have noticed unless you pointed it out Viv, lopsided is good! jx

Clare said...

lopsided....a bit like me then ;-)

Kirsty Henderson said...

Its beautiful! I would be proud to keep my money in it!

Alan Smith said...
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Alan Smith said...

I love your purse, its lopsidedness adds to its quirkiness :-D xx

Lorraine Santos said...

would love to win one of your beautiful creations x

Carrie_woodside said...

Hello, Oh I would dearly love to win this beautiful purse :) I love your work and follow you on Facebook too :) x x x

Rebecca-Cards.com said...

Everything you make is gorgeous!

ted and bunny said...

ooo ooo oooooooooooooooooooohhhh...I have lopsided money so a lopsided purse would be perfect...fingers crossed/everything crossed!

Lorie said...

Oh my goodness, I love your creations so much! I would be happy with a lopsided purse. So much personality!! hahahaha Thank you for the chance to be a winner!! xo

Bells said...

Oh my goodness - who cares about a little lopsidedness! It is gorgeous, as ever. Love the regular giveaway idea, too...

Ivett Sinkó said...

Very cute purse! I hope I will be the winner ^^
Ivett

Rose said...

It's beautiful!

the woolly dog said...

Didn't notice the difference till you said! was just thinking how pretty it was,anyway I'm hoping fate thinks your dog purse should belong to the woolly dog ♥




Knittiwake said...

Lopsided purses are my very favourite kind. its a very lovely thing :)

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Oh please can I win. You see I reach a milestone 60 on the 4th of June! It must be me, it must be me, it must be me, plus I love your work! x Joan

Sarah Cope said...

It looks lovely just the way it is!
Sarah

Joanna said...

A regular giveaway? Hmmmm, let me think....YES PLEASE!!!!!! :)

Your purse is perfect so please please please put my name in your hat (which is, no doubt, beautiful too!).

Thank you!

xx

442c27a6-c7c5-11e2-a12c-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I fell in love with the purse because it reminds me of my two dogs Mabel and Lily. Mabel is tall and thin whereas Lily is short and stocky. I particularly love that there is a dog on the back as well!

annette said...

I would love to have this. Your things are always so cute and wonderful!!

Lucy Parker said...

This caught my eye immediately! It is beautiful along with all your other work. The lopsidedness adds personality and I love the liberty fabric also. Simply beautiful. ♡ Lucy

442c27a6-c7c5-11e2-a12c-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Forgot to add my name to previous comment: Riana Martin

Crafting Not Cleaning! said...

Are you sure it's wonky?! X

thriftwood said...

Ooh I love it! Please count me in ...

Love Claire xx

C Morgan said...

It's gorgeous! If you hadn't said I wouldn't even have noticed the difference in the sides!

elaine hardy said...

Wonky is good ;0)) It's beeeeyooootiful as always hon XXX

Teresa said...

I absolutely adore your work and have a lovely little clutch with chooks on that I take with me when caravanning. I would love to win another - one I can keep at home this time :) Teresa x

Rebecca Rogers said...

So, so gorgeous!! I love it ♥ xx

pennydog said...

I absolutely need to enter this!

kiki thespunkymunky said...

Love your work. And I love lopsidedness.

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

isn't a little imperfection what makes us all beautiful?!
T x

hettie brown said...
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Ruby Garland. said...

Love... Count me in...

Grace said...

Ooooh I just love your work. My needles were calling out for the last give away and now my pennies are calling out to this one!! It is lovely, I m keeping everything crossed that my number comes up! x

hettie brown said...

sorry viv deleted my first comment as was on my kindle and haven't got the hang of the predicted text yet and it made no sense at all!! what i was trying to say was ...i love wonky the best :-) and that you are very kind xx

iona said...

Fingers crossed for this ! Beautiful work, thanks for the opportunity x

Sonia said...

I always think irregular pieces are special, it 's as if they have a personality of their own and won't be forced to conform!

Donna Drukten said...

Beautiful work! You don't really notice the imperfection as you are drawn to the pretty visual. Would love to win this gorgeous piece. :)

Jill said...

How could I could resist having a go!

Debra said...

It's just beautiful exactly the way it is!

Kathy Kirkpatrick said...

The lopsidedness just gives it character. I'd be thrilled to win.

henny designs said...

Love these purses to the moon and back! :-D xxx

Lulika said...

What a beautiful little purse, it's so so pretty, a work of art and so beautifully made. I would love it come to me, I would cherish it! :)

Irene García Díaz said...

This purse is just gorgeous, I love it the way it is. I would really love to win it because it is an example and a great inspiration for me. Thank youfor giving it away, it is very kind of you!

Mrs Bertimus said...

Your work is perfection!
Anyone would be proud to own such a finery!
Many thanks for being so generous again!
X

Donna Drukten said...

Beautiful work! You don't really notice the imperfection as you are drawn to the pretty visual. Would love to win this gorgeous piece. :)

Magic Bean said...

Mmm. Think my chances are slim Jim but please pop me in the mix. The wonkiness would suit me very well...
Thank you, Ax

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Always hopeful! lopsided is good- it means it's handmade and special. Betty

Papillon said...

Perfect for a butterfly ! Thank you....

WinnibriggsHouse said...

How can I resist, not only your beautiful work, but a unique piece of your work. I have all my extremities crossed. Thank goodness you cant see!

Marilyn said...

I love your work - whenever you post a new one it's a bit of joy in the day! A little imbalance is more perfect that none!

Jules said...

I don't know what to say really...your work transports me to another time and place, when homes were lit with tallow candles and gentle ladies sewed by hand in the soft light.
I imagine one of your purses has been owned by one of these ladies. I'd covet this purse, even with its so called imperfections. It deserves to be in a frame. *sighs*

Christy said...

Love Lopsy, would love to see some of your creations in reality.

Please enter me in.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Pick MEEEEEEEeeeeeee random generator thing! I love your work so much Viv - lopsided rules
fee xxx

Joolz said...

How lovely, I would love the lop-sidedness!! xx

Karenza Paperie said...

Lovely giveaway which I would love to win :)

Jane said...

A handmade purse as in this cutie is as rare as hens teeth!! Handmade should never be perfect, it adds to the originality and quirkiest and gives us great excuses for making mini mistakes!

MsBittyKnacks said...

Your work is fantastic!! Loopsided purse, new style statement ;)

Mrs. C said...

I love your little purses!!! It's beautiful! Who cares if it's a little lopsided! :)

April Wright said...

I love the loopy stitching at the bottom. Lovely as usual!

Sharon Cockram said...

Lovely reminds me of my own little dog :)

TorsDuce said...

Makes it even better by being a quirky - love your work and thanks for the opportunity of winning Tors Duce x tors@torsduce.co.uk

Mãos e manias said...

Muito bonita como todos os seus trabalhos!!!

Mimi said...

A little lopsidedness is perfect for a one-of-a-kind treasure!!! I would absolutely love to win this change purse!! Thanks for the chance! As for more giveaways... YES!!

UltimateDrifter said...

Hello Hens Teeth. I am a real fan. I love your work. I'll be seeing you soon at your workshop. I hope you'll bring some of your fabulous goodies, so we students can buy directly off you.

Erika Norwood said...

Hi, i ve just found your work after your work was mentioned by artist louise rawlings. I am enjoying looking at your creations and know that i will soon have to own something. This would be an excellent start to my collection. I would live to own the purse xx

flowerdancer said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win another of your unique and beautiful creations!

Sarah Davies said...

So kind of you to give away something that takes so much time, skill and passion to make, thank you! It's beautiful! And asymmetry gives character ;-)

wooLynn said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love your work.

Alex O said...

I would love to win your giveaway.

Ninneynoo said...

What beautiful work I am so looking forward to the needle case work shop to own a purse as well would be fan dabby dozey, wonky donkey doesn't matter a jot! Nichola

lee vargo said...

You're work is so beautiful that I am certain that a bit of lopside only enhances the piece!

Kylie Wood said...

What is perfect anyway? Love love love your ideas for giveaways...maybe one of your lovely juvely pieces would like to runaway to be with me by the beach in Australia :) cheers...

Naomi said...

Oh wow! A chance to win some of your work! Amazing! I would so love to own this, lopsidedness and all! X x

Jopsy said...

I always feel a bit lop sided, plus it looks just like my dog! Many Thanks for the possibility x

Tina Gilmore said...

ooh, i adore lopsidedness, you should do a range dedicated to it! xx

leahrose said...

So what if it is lopsided it looks perfect to me. I am really envious of someone who knows how to print on fabric - I wish I could. Lovely, lovely purse.

Unknown said...

It looks so lovely and so much detail. I would love it.

Sandy said...

Oh how wonderful your purse is and thanks so much for the chance to win..
Sandy :)

Jane Burkinshaw said...

I love your work. I would love to own one of your beautiful creations! Please enter my name for a chance to win that gorgeous purse.

Jane

Hippystitch said...

Looks good to me!

Julie Ferguson said...

I like a bit of lopsided -fits into my lopsided life !

Karen said...

Makes it all the more personal

Dee Priest said...

Can't believe you are giving it away! Aren't things supposed to be wonky? Oh well back to the drawing board then...... Or maybe not. Thanks for the chance

Erin Fish said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway. I love perfect imperfection.

Penny said...

Love it, but 114 comments sofar, what chance do I have!!!

Emily said...

A true one of a kind!

elliot said...

Who and what is perfect?! Love the little bag!

Sue Vaughan said...

As I am slightly lopsided myself, what more could a 'lady' want other than a lopsided purse. I would love the chance to win. Sue x susan.vaughan4@hotmail.co.uk

Danielle W said...

Lop-sided is handmade character - what makes it special and one of a kind! Would love to have it.

veronica said...

Who cares about being a little different--aren't we all!!!It is lovely.

artistic rejuvenations said...

how lovely that you are a giving-away kinda gal. the purse is sweet and i don't see the difference. maybe my glasses are all wonky. have a lovely day!

Simone Barry said...

It's gorgeous!

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mauivix said...

I love your work. Right now I only collect it on Pinterest but I would be thrilled with the real thing. Thank you for your generosity.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I myself am slightly irregular AND I own a black dog (black Lab!)so I think this delightful purse should come to Canada to live with me! *fingers crossed*

mycherrypie said...

I love your style and I would love the purse. Money is draining out of my old one (literally) perhaps a new purse would bring in some new money ! In a Feng Shui kind of way ! Do you see how fatally optimistic I can be? Now its going to be spooky if i do win your gorgeous purse !

A time to dance said...

Hello my love...I keep seeing your lovely things on pinterest and feel so proud that I own some of your beautiful creations...finally had time to blog today ...it felt great! Hope you are well...H

Patti said...

Very, very sweet!

Sam said...

As the physio told me this week I am lopsided this would suit me fine! ...and it's beautiful (as is all your work, creep creep) :) Sam.

amy buller said...

Just discovered your work. I make bags too and fuss with corners all the time. Your work is beautiful!

amy buller said...

I make bags all the time and fuss with the corners too. I think your work is beautiful. Glad to have found you.

amy buller said...

Oh I don't know how many times this comment will show up. but...just discovered your site. Beautiful work. I make bags too and fuss with the corners all the time.

Karen said...

I'm joining in -- I'd be delighted to be the keeper of this purse!

Ruth Adams said...

Oooo yes please, totally gorgeous

Deborah said...

It is so beautiful :-)

Lina Aggerholm said...

It is beautiful even with the little malfunction. I would love to use every day.
Hugs from Lina

penny marr said...

Loving this so so much. Fingers crossed i win xx

Jenni said...

Asymetrical (is that actually a word?) not lopsided!! Love it :o)
Jenni x

Java Venus said...

This bag is fantastic! Thank you for the chance to win!!

nina said...

oh sweet! yes please! xox

Lis in Denmark said...

I would love to get this lovely purse and I wouldn't mind, if it a little bit lopsided, I will put sewing stuff in it and enjoy it and tell everybody here in Denmark who made it, remember it is hand made Viv.

Joanna Yeoman said...

Oh what a gorgeous purse! I'd love to be lucky enough to win! :-)

Crazyhound said...

Lovely purse, and I like lopsided look. I have just found your blog and it is a great discovery. I live your designs !

orange/chocolate said...

I love it!! I think it's so beautiful... Thanks for the giveaway

Lucy Eldridge said...

Love the wee doggy purse! Would never have noticed the lopsidedness if you hadnt said ♥x

Lucy x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It's wonderful in it's wonkiness and would be a wonderful thing to win.

Thank you for another lovely giveaway Viv :)

Gramma said...

I think a little bit of wonky only adds to the special character of this wonderful little purse! I would give it a loving home!!

Kim Henkel said...

OMGOODNESS what beauty you create. I especially love the big lopsidedness of it. The design is beautiful. I too am a big fan of your work. How kind of you to offer it up as a gift. I know whomever wins it will treasure it. Beautifully done!

Kim Henkel said...

I meant the BIT lopsidedness of it!!! not LOL!!!

suzie jay sroka said...

It is lovely, even with it's lopsidedness! I myself am slightly lopsided! :) Suzie xx

lilipopo said...

I love lopsided, it worries me when things are too symmetrical!
lilipoposketches@gmail.com

CottageCrafts said...

You are so kind! Who cares if its not the normal vision of perfect? like each of us, its perfect to someone :) perfect to all of us who love your work actually :D

Louise Charles said...

Lovely purse lopsidedness ( a word.?) just adds to beauty .

Rachel and Pip said...

I love this purse - my dog is just as characterful as these ones, and he's a bit lopsided too :) xx

Judy Edmonds said...

Wow, so many comments! Good to see Dirk the Dog again :)

Feronia said...

So beautiful! I love it :)

Hope Amen said...

Hi Viv, I would love to win this. All your pieces are gems. Thanks so much for your generousity!

Kylie said...

Imperfection? I think its perfect!

62lilly said...

hello ! merci pour ce joli jeu ! j adore ce porte monnaie il est si délicat , les dessins sont fins et remplis de poésie !!! je participe avec plaisir et je partage sur ma page facebook !

Tracy x said...

amazingly beautiful as always xx

NancyK said...

woohoo!!! another chance ..........my middle initial is L.
i'll take that as a sign. :)

love love your work, always makes me smile.

annely said...

Your work is amazing and lopsided purse is ace:)

Maggie Christie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous - slight irregularities being part of its charm! I know a dog-crazy little girl who would just ADORE it!

Emms Foden said...

As my whole life is slightly lopsided I think this would suit me perfectly!

Kathy said...

I love your dogs!
What a generous opportunity - thank you!

Emma Quinn said...

Just came across your Facebook Page today and had to hit the like button straight away as your makes are simply gorgeous! I think when makes are quite 100% perfect that's what makes them extra beautiful and says 'I am hand-made' not perfectly mass produced.
Anyhoo enough of my rambling - would LOVE to win this beauty very much :D
Good luck everyone!

pina69 said...

Hello my dear!!!
Sure as hell i enter this dream giveaway!! xxxx Cristina

Debbie Turk said...

I think it is beautiful ~ would love to own it! xx Debbie

Esther said...

Found out about your work through Facebook. Love it! As a perfectionist I am trying to let go of perfection in my work. So I think that this purse looks just perfect.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Esther
the Netherlands

Helen Lloyd said...

A bit of lopsidedness in the world is a good thing! Never entered one of these give-aways before but feeling lucky! Beautiful work x

Dizzy said...

What a beautiful purse. I have just lost mine so it would be fab to win this one!

rosie1962 said...

Please add me to your brilliant giveaway and yes, I think a weekly one would be FAB (if a little greedy on my part!!) Denise

Debra Lee said...

I just love this!

Joc Marchington said...

A lovely lopsided purse to go with a lop sided me!! tiny imperfections make us more beautiful :)

jill said...

Lopsided suits me too!

Helena said...

Still looks perfectly gorgeous to me :)
thank you for the chance to own such a lovely art treasure :)

Rebecca Roberts said...

An original hand crafted artwork would be proud to show it of as it's new owner! As a dog lover our Labrador would approve of the print for sure!!x

Nantucket Daffodil said...

I adore this...please enter me in....follow you on instagram! (nantucketdaffodil)

DaiseyJayne.com said...

Your work is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!
jayne@daiseyjayne.com

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MarmiteToasty said...

love love love it......... it matches my lopsidedness :) x

Mary Newton Designs said...

It's beautiful anyway!

jan b. said...

A tad bit wonky? ... just like me! Looks like there are quite a few of us that aren't symmetrically balanced. :)

Erica said...

Love the quirky purse! Lop-sidedness adds to the overall delight of it.

sharon young said...

What a beautiful purse, I've been coveting these ever since I found your blog, I don't think I've ever seen 184 comments on a blog post before. Just shows how much your work is appreciated.

RubyRubyRuby said...

Nothing in life is perfect, thank goodness. Love the way you put things together - just fab.

RubyRubyRuby said...

Nothing in life is perfect, thank goodness. Love the way you put things together - just fab.

Gwen said...

Nothing in life is truly perfect, but this purse is gorgeous!

Nannie Sheila said...

A beautiful giveaway ............. fingers crossed !

twannywun said...

I love it! Never mind the defect x
karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Babs said...

I like it no matter the irregularity of it or not. I focused on the dogs...

Carina said...

So happy that you will consider international post. A bigger right corner just means a little more room for some tiny treasure.

Mia Fergusson said...

Gorgeous purse , please enter me.

fuzzywand@gmail.com

Kat said...

This is sooo charming, I would love to be entered xx

katch05 at gmail dot com

grannie said...

Awww lopsided and lovely!

isa said...

so cute, beautiful n.n

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Lou and Kitty said...

I just love your work Viv, I'd give this wonky purse bag room any day x

Reeva Rubin said...

Lovely! Lovely. As charming as it is, I understand the frustration too as an artist when something has not worked out as planned no matter how much love and time has gone into it.

LOULA BELLE AT HOME said...

Ooooo yes please. I would love one of your quirky purses to take on my hols :-)

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