Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Exciting Launch of "Among The Gumtrees"!!!!!

I can't believe it ... the waiting is over! The day when *our* big secret is revealed and *we* can finally share with you our fantastic new blog entitled Among the Gum Trees.



In a (gum) nut-shell, this it’s what we’re all about:

A merry band of Australian designers sharing a few of their original and varied designs freely for your personal use

"Among the Gum Trees" is the brainchild of Jenny of ELEFANTZ, who has brought together nine established and emerging designers to offer something new and exciting to the world - their own original designs – to download free of charge!

Free of charge?! Are we mad?! Well, no we’re not insane, but we do affectionately refer to each other as “the nutters”, and we look forward to sharing our designs, our news, and our ‘nutty’ journey with you along the way, and among the gum trees!

Here's how it will all happen..........

Starting on Monday 5th October and thereafter on each subsequent Monday of the following eight weeks, there will be a FREE Christmas-themed DESIGN for you to download.

Then after Christmas, on the 7th day of each month starting 7th January 2010, there will be one free design offered to you from each designer, in turn. So, one free design every month for you to use for your personal use.

So without further ado, let me introduce you to the rest of my gorgeous fellow ‘nutters’!

Creative Studios – Judith
Dawn Hay Designs – Dawn
ELEFANTZ – Jenny
JoyPatch - Joy

Mothers Cupboard – Fiona
Sew Much Time, Sew Little Fabric – Paula
Sew Useful Designs – Vikki
Tozz’s Corner - Vicki
Willowberry Designs - Cheryl



If you haven't already visited them please do, and say Hi to them, I know they'll all love to hear from you :o)!!! As well as the free designs, you will also receive monthly news from our editor and notification of all new for-sale pattern launches. The only thing we ask of YOU… is to please spread the word! Let’s see how far those gum nuts can fall from the trees ;o)!

Because we are a generous bunch of nuts, we are EACH HAVING A GIVEAWAY to celebrate the launch of Among the Gum Trees. And you can enter them all- yep, all 9 giveaways!!! But because we have become so good at teasing… we will be launching our giveaways tomorrow he he he!!!

So in the meantime please start spreading the word and add our ‘Among the Gum Trees’ button to your blog! With a free Christmas design offered to you weekly you will have your handmade Christmas all wrapped up with time to spare! I look forward to launching my giveaway tomorrow; and if you become a follower of my blog I will give you an extra entry!

Until then… embrace the gumnuts!

28 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Joy ,,,so you are one of these secret keepers as well...this is awesome....you go girl....

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a wonderful project with fabulous people. Good for you girls! I'm very proud of you.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

this is such a wonderful thing, I am really really happy for you all. A lovely group of ladies, well done!

Terry said...

This is such a wonderful thing for you all to do! I've just added your button to my blog! :0)

Sherri said...

Oh, this really was wonderful fantastic news! I'm so happy for all of you!

Narelle said...

Joy, this is fantastic news ...
CONGRATULATIONS!
You all must have been busting to tell.

Rebecca said...

Sounds fun will spread the word
Big Hugs
Bec

Shiree said...

oh well done, and good luck to you all. I along with many may others will certainly look forward to this!
THANK YOU

Wendy B said...

Thank you sooo much Joy...what a big week you have had!! I'm so impressed and thankful.
Will be checking in regularly
;o) Wendy B

jannimary said...

Hi Joy, I've just discovered your blog through the "Nutters". I'm really looking forward to all your projects and following everyone's blogs.

Linda said...

Such a generous gesture Joy, and with some of my favorite Aussie bloggers. Here's to all your success's.

Barbara said...

Just a thank you to each of the designers who will be sharing their wonderful designs free on the new blog.

Will be writing each of them to thank them also.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations! Will certainly foloow!

Thimbleanna said...

I love that -- Embrace the Gumnuts!!! Congratulations -- it sounds very fun!

wonderwoman said...

that is a great thing to do - will be definitely logging on to that - will put your logo onmy sidebar and will have a look through your list of lovely designers!

xx

linny said...

This all sounds so exciting. I look forward to seeing all the great designs. Thank you so much for your generosity

Ellice said...

This is so great, so many great designs, winning just one would be wonderful. I will be visiting often. I have also added the button to my site

Blessings

Ellice

Julia said...

How exciting Joy..
how did you ever keep it a secret for so long!
I'm a follower everywhere..
Great fun and good luck with it..
Julia ♥

Sylvia F said...

Joy now I am a follower of your blog and Among the Gum Trees blog please enter my name in the giveaway and good luck with the new blog.
Sylvia F

miss~nance said...

This is all very exciting Joy. Am making my way around all the blogs. an't wait to see all your designs.

Gail

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Joy--I am now a follower of your blog--but I thought I already was--sorry--I have the logo already and am linked up and am a follower there also---love your give away--happy designing and stitching--Hugs, just, Di

Kate said...

I already follow the Gum Tree blog, as of yesterday. I now follow your blog as well. I have put the button on my blog.
http://crazypurplemom.blogspot.com/

toll-patchig said...

I am so looking forward to this in octobre ! Thanks for this great idea. Ofc I am following everyones blog now !

Pam Marshall said...

All entries counted for.
Love your work.

OsageBluffquilter said...

I am now a follower, I'm excited!
Patti

OsageBluffquilter said...

You have a really awesome give away!
Patti

Annelise said...

I am a follower of the Among The Gum Trees Blog and the Among The Gum Trees Logo is placed on my sidebar, and I am a follower of your blog. Will that give me 3 entries for your lovely give-away?

Hugs from Denmark

Beeeme! said...

Hello Joy, well, I has done all 3 of the Gumnut Gang requests, and am looking forward to enjoying all your various doings!