Monday, May 16, 2011

A new design – so that means a GIVEAWAY :o)!!!!!

I’m having a terrific May so far!!
View Mothers day 2011
I spent Mother's day with some of my very favourite people :o) ... my beautiful Mum on the far left with Jill, her friend visiting from UK, my DH and of course my wonderful kids. Tahlia (DD1) and her partner Luke are in London but I had a gawjus card and giftie in the mail from them too :o).
I taught a quilt-as-you-go class up in beautiful Caloundra at Kimz Patchwork recently,May 2011 362 (6)these ladies made some gawjus tablerunners using a couple of my favourite quilt-as-you-go methods.




I also had a wonderful day with Maree – you can read all about it here one her blog as she has lots of piccies, but I was a bit slack with the camera that day and this is the only shot I got lol …May 2011 362 (21) but you can tell by the smiles on our faces that we had a lovely day together – thanks Maree we must do it again soon :o)!!!
I went to the Qld Quilters annual picnic. Cath was there with her fabulous threads and patterns (spoilt myself a bit there he he), and I also met up with a couple of dear friends- Pammi (no blog – yet!!) and Jeanette there too – May 2011 393Jeanette was even lucky enough to win one of the raffles!!! I should have got a piccy of us all together - next time ;o).
I’ve also been busy stitching and have finally finished my new design “Bucket of Buckets”. May 2011 408May 2011 362 (13) These are so cute, and they all fit inside each other!!! With 3 different sizes there’s sure to be one to suit whatever stitchy project or other fiddly bits you want to keep in them. May 2011 409The buckets are nice and easy to make so I’m going to do another set in some ‘kid friendly’ fabrics as I think they’d be super handy to keep puzzles, lego and various other kiddly bits in too :o). The pattern is all written up so if you’d like to win one it’s the usual deal – just leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick 3 random winners  next weekend :o).
To make it fun – how about you tell me what you’d keep in your buckets :o)!!!


99 comments:

Martina said...

Oh, they are so sweet! I probably would put my threadbobbins in and I think my daughter would absolutely love one for her nailcolourbottles (can't remember the english name for it...) collection!
Thanks so much for the chance to win a free pattern!

AlessandraLace said...

I love them. I could use them to keep my threads. hugs

Val Laird said...

Joy, those buckets are just so gorgeous. I would put my PASSES (Projects at a Standstill) in them. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Jeanette said...

Oh Joy they are beautiful. I love them. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. Hugs,

creativedawn said...

Hi Joy!
These sniffy boxes are quite lovely and of course all specialty threads, embroidery silks and ribbons would live there!

hugz
Pam

Sunnybec said...

Your boxes are lovely. I would put my threads in because they are just in an old box and they needs somewhere pretty to live.

Katherine said...

They are gorgeous. I would keep my embroidery and hexagon quilt supplies in a couple and special letters, memories from my hubby in the other. Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful pattern. I have only just discovered there are some beautiful boxes, totes etc around and am eager to start making some LOL. Its like an addiction.

synnove75 said...

Ohhhhhhh I love the boxes! Thank you for a chance to win a pattern:-)

Barb said...

If I made a set for myself, I'd store yarn and hand sewing projects in them. But! made in cool Batman fabric leftovers, my grandson could use them to store Transformers, Bakugon, video games and other assorted stuff!

quiltsbycheryl said...

I would put my Applique things in one and then have to think about what to put in the others.....but a crafter---stitcher---quilter is never short of things to put in bags or boxes!! Thanks so much for this opportunity---you are a wonderful designer!!

simplestitches said...

wow they are just soooo cute! thanks

Wivi said...

They are so beautiful!
I would put my knittings in one of them, embroiderys in another and give one to my sister.

Loralynn said...

Your buckets are absolutely darling! I think it's lovely that you are giving us the chance to win a pattern! Thanks!

Fiona said...

You are such s clever gal love them !!!!

Maree: said...

OH WOW!!..They are Gorgeous I'm sure I would find lots of bits & bobs in my sewing room for them but I would just Love to Look at them they are sooo Pretty...
Lovely Post Too..
hugs

Bonnie said...

oooh that's tough - so many ideas. Craft project (like hand stitching, hexies), buttons, lace, threads, oooh wool for crocheting a project like a rug or knitting. Cheers.

Vicki ♥ said...

They are lovely Joy and very pretty and I am sure would look great anywhere you put them :) Hugs Vicki xx

Jackie said...

Oh pretty buckets....you could roll up yards of the same color fabric and them inside to store...then you would know what color to choose but the color of the bucket :)

Needled Mom said...

3It sounds like a marvelous Mother's Day!

Those buckets are adorable!

RobynK said...

They look like a gorgeous cake all stacked up! Miss12 has so many trinkets all over her dressing table I'm sure she needs one of these and my knitting/crocheting yarns are spilling out of their container so I definitely need a nice new place to keep them tidy.

Rulene said...

The great! So good to keep my own projects but I also like you kid friendly version. What a great play for the lego etc.

Narelle said...

Oh wow ... they're gorgeous!
I could always use somewhere to store a current project or fat 1/4's or charm packs.
Maybe even somewhere for my unmentionables when staying overnight?
Thanks for sharing your lovely new pattern.

Narelle said...

Oh Joy they are just beautiful. I would love to win a pattern but if not will be buying one from you. I can see my nieces getting these for Christmas to hold hair ties and there little special things that they like to keep safe. Also love the fabric that you have used.
Hugs
Narelle

Renny's little things said...

I would make some for my kids to put thier lego, cars and play food in. That may help them to keep things tidy. They would also be nice gifts for Rhiannons preschool teachers
Cheers Geniene
Oh by the way they are beautiful

teresa said...

Super pattern Joy.. the buckets are just lovely. I can imagine them in my new french fabrics he he!!! and I would keep my laces in them. Thanks for the give away xx

BubzRugz said...

So much happening there.... Lovely buckets Joy... I love the lids to keep things safe.... now I would use them for so many goodies.. but I think mostly I would keep a current project in it... because they would look lovely next to my favourite chair...
Hugz

Allie said...

You really are having a good May aren't you! You have a lovely family, hon! The table runners are gorgeous.
I LOVE your buckets - oh my - what wouldn't you keep in them! Projects - toiletries - they'd make a wonderful gift, with spa things in side - oh Joy what a wonderful idea! You clever girl you!

Jo in TAS said...

Gorgeous buckets! I'd use one for finished hexies, one for hexie fabrics and one for hexagon workings!

arlette said...

They're lovely!!!!!!, I could use them to carry my quilting stuff to my classes :)

Mommarock said...

Oh those are cute! I think my mom used to have some luggage (light blue) that this reminds me of.. many, many years ago. Congrats on the new pattern. They are fantastic!

Maddy said...

Joy, These beautiful buckets are just adorable. Would look great in my sewing room. Thank you for the opportunity to win this pattern.

Marsha said...

Those buckets are so pretty! I love them. I'd keep my sewing supplies in them. They look great to take a project along on a trip, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Wendy B said...

Aw Joy....what a wonderful May!!!...sounds like you've had a hoot! Must plan one year to join in on all the fun at a workshop down south......one day!!!! LOL
What a clever chicky you are designing those fabulous buckets...they are just 'gawjus' and what would I put in them????....nuttin!....I'd just have them sitting there for their absolute beauty! (coz I'd forget what I put in there and lose it! hehehe)
love and cheeky sugary hugs sweety
XX Wendy :O)

katy tarzia said...

Your designs are so pretty, simply
and feminine! Thanks for the change
of win.

mariebeers said...

I'd fill them up with my pearle cotton balls. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Heather said...

Hello Joy, i adore these ' buckets '
very pretty and what a great idea.
I have many stitcheries ' on the go'
and i think they would be perfect to store them in, ready to pick up and take anywhere instead of my snap lock bags!
Thanks for the chnace to win
Best wishes.....Heather

Larissa said...

Oh Joy - I want to make one in every colourway!! Once again you have created an amazing design I definitely want to make!!! What would I use them for? Well, what wouldn't I use them to hold?!! Hexi's, works in progress, DD's toys and special things, gifts, toiletries ... and the list goes on! I can't wait till this pattern is available for purchase, but wouldn't turn down winning a copy, lol.
Once again - absolutely beautiful Joy!

Rita said...

i love your buckets -- they are just too dawgone cute! i'd keep hexagons, templates, and supplies in one; embroidery thread, needles, hoops, and notions in another; and in the largest one i'd keep the current project i was working on with all my fabrics and supplies right next to my recliner in the tv room. Sweet! thank you for this great opportunity.

Ned's Place said...

These new buckets are lovely with handles and zips so great in any fabric especially in the different sizes meant for different things. I would use the small for English paper piecing,the medium one for hand piecing and the large one for Applique and have them all ready to take to Quilt group and quilt retreats. Then I would make a couple more (an embroidery one and a crochet one )for beside my chair in the lounge as they'd look great on display and keep all my stitching neat and tidy.

So that means I'll have to make at least 5 or 6 of them all in different colors.
Thanking you for the chance to win.

Melody said...

I Love, Love, Love the buckets and I would keep hexies in them, a different size in each one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sew Useful Designs said...

What does one keep in her bouquets?! ! Well Hyacinth, I keep all sorts in mine... half finished projects... glad bags with leftover scraps from particular projects so I always know where to find them again... sometimes a sneeky bit of chocolate if I'm hiding my treats from the kids! Shhhhh!!!

BEAUTIFUL design sweetie! I absolutely love it - and it's so YOU! Gawjus!!! I bet those girls in your class absolutely adored you... wish I could have been there too!

Hugs sweetness!!!!! In abundance!!

Vikki xoxoxoxo

Evelene S said...

Oh I definitely would put my sewing utensils in them and maybe some ribbons in another and bobbins in another. bimbi9@verizon.net Thanks for a chance to win and they are truly beautiful

SandyN said...

I would have to keep some chocolate in two of them... so no one will find it and the other one.... my patchwork supplies.


Sandyn

P.S. No one would ever look in a cute basket for chocolate.

Sharyn said...

Great idea to make them out of childrens' themed fabric.I think it would be a great gift to my new grandson for storing toys in later on. Thanks Sharyn

May Britt said...

I would love to win this pattern. And one bucket would stand on my sewingtable in the living room. Filled with all the things I need while sewing in front of the tv. Right now the scissor, the thread and pencils and needles are floating all over the table.

Heikesquilt said...

Oh Joy,
they are so lovely.
I would put my embroidery Thread in.
Thank You for the chance to win a free pattern.
A big hug
Heike

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice to see you are keeping so very busy Joy...LOL...the buckets are just so very cute...what would I keep in them....um...that one is hard...maybe some thread holders or some buttons, or maybe the ribbon that is falling out of its container that I have it in at the moment.....the list goes on...

Jessica said...

What a great idea! You are right they would make great buckets for kids toys!

barb's creations said...

What gorgeous boxes....I'd keep my special bits and pieces in these I think :) Barb.

Ullis said...

They're beautiful! I can think of hundreds of things to store in them. They would be perfect in the kids rooms. Hugs Ullis in Sweden

Marilyn said...

Wow, love them Joy. Sure will be making some of them when I have a pattern. What to put in them - Got to be something special, like my best bits of lace and ribbon in one, and my embroidery projects in another, and of course would have to show them off at classes.
Will you have them with you on Friday? Hope so - then we can see them for real. Looking forward to "catching up".

Janelle said...

Hi Joy
I love your buckets... gawjus (as you would say)! Containers of any kind are one of my favourite things, and I'm not sure exactly what I'd put in them (probably sewing bits and pieces), but I'm sure I would find a good use for them!

Anne Thompson said...

these are just gorgeous Joy. I think I'd have to make three sets, one for my sewing/patchwork/stitching and one set for each of my kids. These would look gorgeous in a bright boys fabric too!

KaHolly said...

Right up my alley - buckets of buckets. You are a genius! They are great!

Madamquiltsalot said...

OOO Those buckets are the cutest things ! I would love to win this pattern, thanks for the chance.

Elke said...

Your buckets are so sweet! I love them. I would put my threadbobbins in it or my monthly blocks waiting for put together to a year-quilt at the end of the year. And my daughters would like such a bucket to hide their treasures.
Thank you for the chance to win the pattern.

Sheila said...

These are wonderful Jill you are so clever .What would I keep in them , well the largest one I would have for my present stitchery project and keep everything I need inside and it would look so pretty in my room , the other two would possibly other projects in progress or my hexies need a place to be stored ,oh believe me I would make great use of them ;-)Thanks for the chance to win. hugs Sheila

Annie said...

Gorgeous buckets....I'm picturing how great they'd look in country fabrics...thanks for the giveaway Joy - I may go choose my fabrics 'just in case' xox

Gail said...

Too cute and they look fun to make and use.

Foolish Feathers said...

I love the idea of more containers! I would use them for current projects that I am working on. I like to keep my craft room tidy so i try to put working projects in a container of sorts. I might also use them for separating out a little fabric for a project. How fun!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Joy.... They are so beautiful.. I would love one of the patterns... I can think of so many things that I could put in them....I would put my hand work in one to take to my Open Sew class.. Thanks for the offer to win the pattern... If I do not win are you going to sell the pattern? Hugs :)

Chris said...

What lovely buckets! Hmmmm......one would go in the guestroom (I always put together a gift of trial size toiletries, eye mask, wash mitt, nail file, etc for guests), one would go on my dresser for the special little treasures my grandchihldren bring (they know I adore pieces of lace, a special button or a little charm and they hunt for these at yard sales). The third one would definitely be in my sewingroom.....maybe furute project patterns?

carleenphoenix said...

Your little buckets are delightful!!! I believe I would keep...quilting/stitching supplies in them for sure. Thanks for this opportunity to win one of your patterns.

Marie said...

They look just right for my small knitting and crochet projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Joy! What a abfab pattern!!! So many uses spring to mind. small knitting projects for the large one, hexie flowers "on the go" in one, even perhaps some rose petal potpourri in the small one for my bedroom- I so love shabby chic. :)

grandmarockton said...

I need these to HIDE what's new at my room othwise my daughter says "what'ya buy today"? they are to cute so there go another UFO for me even if I don't win ( I'm going to have to live to 250 years to get ALL done I want to do!)

Gardener said...

What a terrific design idea! I love containers of any kind, and these are exceptionally cute.

Chris H said...

OMG those buckets are beautiful.
I would give them to my Mum, who would just love them.
AND then I'd make myself some too.
I would keep all me bits and bobs in them beside my lounge chair!
Or all the hair ties, bands, ribbons etc in Brylee's room.
Or all the baby things I have, powders, creams, bibs etc etc!
Or... well you get the drift...lol

I love how much you get out and about, I really should do more of that.

omax2@jwvantuil.com said...

Joy, those are "gawjus"!! I would LOVE to win a pattern!! I would keep my redwork in one, trims and laces in one, and probably charm packs in another. I'd love to make some for my grandgirls - a small one would be wonderful for dgd2's hair barrettes and hairbands and such. One for her Littlest Pet Shop critters, the list goes on!!!
Oooh, I hope I win!! If not, I may just have to bite the bullet, so to speak, and order one (if I don't win).
Hugs, from warm central Alberta, Canada!!
Gerda

Terry said...

I just love your fabric buckets Joy! I'd love to make one for Emily to keep her hair ribbons and clips in! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! :0)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love, love, love the buckets. I would fill them with thread, yarn, UFOs just anything crafty!

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,

May has been a good month. Glad you caught up with family and friends. Now those baskets are so stunning. What would I hide in there??? No lollies not allowed those now to much so maybe some ric-rac. Of course it would be ric-rac. I can't pass a patchwork shop without looking at it.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Handmade by Mai said...

Very sweet design, I would put my applecores in it or my dresden plate in it

heleen said...

I love these buckets. I would my little blocks in and one for my grannies.
Thanks for the chance.

Penny said...

If I win the pattern,I would many of them buckets to keep all my UFOs and WIPs! Then I can put them buckets all over the house and my DH won't complain because they are soooo pretty!!! Thanks, Joy :)

Liz said...

Just happen to be cleaning my room and thought it would be nice to have some lovely containers for my threads , ribbons and lace.....

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Loved seeing piccies of Maree and Jeanette, and your own sweet self! Oh Ethel, the new pattern is GAWJUS!!
I am throwing my name in the giveaway barrel and have fingers and toes crossed to win! :-)
Hugs
Jen
xx

Susanne said...

Love the buckets, I would use them for all my ongoing projects, every true patchworker/sticher have at least 10 different things that are not finished. Can I buy the patterns as I do not think I as so lucky that I will be the lucky one.
best regards from Denmark

Wendy said...

Love the buckets! In mine I would put balls of crochet cotton, ric rac and ribbon.

julie taranto said...

oh my they are bouquets not buckets,I would fill them with love and give to my friend and mum.thanks for the great blog and give away

paigeg said...

Joy,

Your Buckets are WONDERFUL!!!! I am in love with them and would love to be picked as a winner to receive the pattern. Thank you for the chance...

Paige

Michell said...

they look wonderful. Love the fabric. I would put bits and peices in them like cottons and bobbins

vEr0n!c@ said...

Those buckets are so sweet and lovely. I'd love to win one. They'll be great to keep embroidery supplies in.

Kim said...

Hi Joy,
They are really lovely, I would use them to keep my UFO's or WIPS in. perhaps if I had something sweet to carry them around in, I'd be inspired to complete things.

Kim

Janette F said...

Hi Joy, they are absolutely gorgeous. I would keep my laces and ribbons and threads in them plus they would make wonderful gifts. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Sandy said...

So cute! I would love to keep embroidery supplies in them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

elliek said...

I'm with Melody. I'd keep hexies and block swaps in these gorgeous buckets. They are such a good idea.

Faye said...

Joy, these buckets look just the thing to keep my secret (from HIM) chocolate stash in one, maybe my button stash in another, and I'm not sure ... maybe some knitting or crochet. But definitely the chocolate!!! Hope I'm still in time for the draw.

Faye said...

Joy,one of these gawjus buckets looks like just the thing to keep my secret Chocolate stash in, another could keep my button stash and the 3rd maybe for knitting or crochet. Hope I'm still in time for the draw.

solomi558 said...

I just met you via Chris's blog
HI ,I,m English .and a P/Q .
Did you make those buckets . ? they are superb . I think I don't have a ghost of a chance of winning, I,d perhaps keep my hexy papers in one .--cottonreel

P.S off to browse your blog

solomi558 said...

Silly me !! I just realised you are a gumtree designer . Me and my friends miss Jenny's blog .--cottonreel

Brenda said...

Wonderful! I think they would be wonderful for loose lace, fabric bits and pieces. A million different things.

Jodi said...

Like you I am going to have to make 2 sets of these. One for my sewing projects (the girls at embroidery will be so impressed when I show up with these) the second set will be for my daughter because every little girl should have something this pretty to put dolls and teddies and dress ups in though at her age it will be rattles, chew toys and board books : )

vivoaks said...

Hope I'm not too late for the drawing! Those buckets look absolutely fabulous! I'm in the midst of re-arranging my sewing room, and it's a total disaster area at the moment. Those buckets would be perfect for all the little things that are laying around right now that I have no idea where I'll put them! Then I'd know where they were!! Perfect!

Cheryl said...

They are gawjus, I would probably keep one for threads, one for bobbins, and one especially for the secret stash of goodies choc, lol's in this house if I put it in something girlie or crafty they don't think to look in there! They are beautiful so fingers crossed I win please. Thanks Cheryl

The Speckled Hen said...

OMG these are absolutely adorable ... can't wait till you post the pattern in you store but free is always good too. I can't wait to make them!

MARYNAN said...

Aren't these boxes just beautiful. I am doing Christmas stitcheries at the moment and one of these boxes would be just perfect to keep them in along with the good old faithful DMC no. 115 (red variegated) stranded cotton.

Maryanne

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, I would love to make them up and use them to keep my different embroidery projects in. I have made up the Honeybun Fun Sewing Set "One of your patterns" and I love it. Your instructions are so clear and user friendly. Thanks for the giveaway. Bobbie

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

Those buckets ar so cute. I love them.