Monday, 3 May 2010

My work in print - and a Giveaway!

My mum must be so proud! First of all my sister's work graces the likes of Grazia, Red and the Times Style magazine, and then I go one better and get a slot in (wait for it) ....Popular Crafts magazine - DUN DUN DAH! Steve made some sarcastic comment about not letting it change me and muttered something about it having a distribution of about 30 people, but hey, it's a start, right?
The other thing is that it's coming up to a year (amazingly) since I first started this blog. At the beginning (like many other bloggers I suspect) I was a little nervous about the whole thing - who would be interested in what I have to say/make etc - but you have all been so kind with your comments, I have more followers than I could have dreamed of, and I've made some fantastic virtual friends along the way!

So, as a little thank you, and because I will be away on holiday at the actual time of my first blog anniversary, I'm doing a little giveaway early! These fabric caged lovebirds have had over 1000 viewings on Folksy, but no actual sales, which suggests to me that you like them but are a little expensive(?) So now one lucky person can win one for free!

The rules: everyone who leaves a comment will have their name put into a hat; followers get an extra go and anyone who puts a link on their own blog will get a further chance (shameless I know!)
The winner's name will be drawn on Saturday 15th May. So what are you waiting for?!

135 comments:

  1. NO me,I want them.....!!!!!!!!
    Hey,fantastic to see you in print,don't they look fabulous-you deserve it! Am I creeping too much!!!?x

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  2. Well done for the magazine piece! Would love to enter your giveaway - a lovely blog I enjoy readin ! Linda x

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  3. Please may I join in?
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  4. WOOOHOOOOO Get you in print! Congratulations, well deserved!
    I can see why these little love birds have had over a 1000 hits they are goooorrrgggeeeous! So please put my name in the hat as I have a freshly decorated spot for them to live in!
    Best regards
    Deborah (fondantkiss) x

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  5. Hi there, well done for being featured in a magazine - that must be a good feeling. The lovebirds are indeed very pretty and I'd love a chance to win them, please enter me in your generous give-away, thanks!

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  6. Congrats on your feature! The birds would make a great addition to my craftroom ;)

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  7. Hi Kirsty, congrats on your magazine piccy -may it be the first of many! The birdies would look lovely in our sitting room! Fliss x

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  8. Congratulations on the feature. I was flicking through the new Coast magazine today and half expected to see some of your boats in there.

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  9. Congratulations on being published! I would love to win these beautiful birdies! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Congratulations. And as you know these are my most favourite things x x x

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  11. Congrats on the mag, I notice another Folksy seller too! The birds are gorgeous I would love the chance to win.

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  12. Have just become a follower.

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  13. Have just added details to my blogs sidebar here

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  14. Popular Crafts today......who knows whats next?I think its great, well done!. The love birds are wonderful please enter me in your 'hat'for Saturday.

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  15. Blogged & linked :)

    Congratulations :)

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  16. I'd love to enter too, I'll do a link as well.
    Thanks
    xx

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  17. Many congratulations on your magazine success! Wonderful news. The little birds are so lovely - I'd love a chance to win them.Thankyou! I'll let you know if I manage to make a button link for this over at mine.

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  18. Congrats for being featured in the magazine..i'm not at all surprised... I've been longingly admiring these fabric feathered lovelies on Folksy like everyone else..they're beautiful!
    I've just became a follower..I thought I already was but now I am definitely.
    Thanks xxxx

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  19. Yes please! I am following and will put you in my sidebar. Very big congratulations for being in Popular Crafts ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  20. Well done on the mag! I'm a follower and I've added you to my sidebar so yes i'm !, fingers crossed !

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  21. Trying desperately not to blaspheme here or swear for that matter, but Kirsty WTF!!!!!! Those 1000 viewings they are ALL me. I LOVE THE BIRD CAGE! SEE CAN YOU NOT TELL I LOVE THE BIRD CAGE BECAUSE I AM SHOUTING AT YOU AND THERE ARE LOTS OF EXCLAMATION MARKS GOING ON HERE!!!!!!!! I NEED THOSE BIRDS.
    Obviously I also have no manners with my rather rude demands, but really Kirsty put me out of my misery. I bet you can tell I'm going to be a sore loser.
    I'm going now to regain some sort of ladylike composure.
    Sob.

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  22. Ok, I'm sure whoever wins the bird cage will be lovely and very deserving.

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  23. Guessing that I am not allowed to take part *sad face*. Haven't you got the loveliest followers? hope they might all come over and visit me or am I not famous enough?
    Laura - so funny!
    xxx

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  24. Congratulations! Thats fab news, they are very sweet birdies so im surprised noone has snapped them up! I think they'd be lovely in a baby's nursery, hanging in a corner....would love to be a winner, wish me luck xxxxx

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  25. ohhhhh - please let it be me? don't know how I will keep myself from sulking if it is somebody else...

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  26. Wow, those lovebirds are fantastic! Well done on the magazine feature and blog anniversary that's brilliant :)

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  27. Well done for getting into a magazine, that isn't an easy thing to do. oohh please enter me into your competition, i have a bit of a birdie addiction at the moment and those ones are gorgeous! I am a follower.

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  28. Just found your beautiful blog through Vintage Vixen. I am now a follower and have added your button to my blog: http://kandipandi.blogspot.com/. Please add me to your list.
    Kandi x

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  29. I think Laura wants the birds...
    I would muchly like them too, congratulations on making a year!x

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  30. Apologies, I meant Vintage Vicki ~ vintage vixen is another fab blog I follow.
    Kandi x

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  31. Was led to your giveaway by the blogger above dancingonabladeofgrass and its as gorgeous as she said, please add me to your draw :)

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  32. Id love to enter! how cute

    contact email: tsgiveaways(at)hotmail.com

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  33. Good for you! And how very exciting. How fun to get a chance to enter to boot.

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  34. That is such a generous giveaway. What a great prize - your birds are so sweet.
    Congrats on the mag appearance. Don't let anyone make fun of it - they're just jealous. xx

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  36. Love the birds - in fact all your work looks fab.

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  37. Can't believe I missed commenting - good job I had a quick peak at your blog. As you know I'm a huge fan - have 4 of your fab! robins 'hanging' around my place already and well, a pair of lovebirds would fit in just fine! It is a very inspirational blog, seriously, you're in my top 3! so keep up the good work and a happy blog birthday when it officially happens!

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  38. I would love to take part in this too. I love your things ,they are beautiful.
    I 've put the link to your give away on my blog,hope you don't mind.

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  39. Not bad at all missus, not bad at all.

    Well done you,

    Nina xxxxxx

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  40. How lovely to be in the magazine Kirsty!! Well done to you for that!
    I love all of your work, and would love to be included in your generous giveaway.
    I think you charge very reasonably for your work, considering the time and effort that goes into each item, and I suppose a lot of creative types are noticing a lean spell (thanks to the recession) ~ keep up the lovely work!

    Julia x

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  41. I agree - I think your work is very fairly priced considering the obviously large amount of work involved in the lovely bird cages....
    what a fabulous giveaway..i would love to be included
    :)

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  42. I would love to have these lovebirds hanging in my living room and unless I'm lucky enough to be the competition winner (I have never won anything in my life - tragic but true) I am definitely going to treat myself to a pair one of these days. Well done for all that you have achieved this last year - you know I think you're totally ace. And am I a follower? I thought I was but can't find myself. Marisa xx

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  43. I can't believe you're giving them away! They are so beautiful. Congrats on the mag feature too.

    I have been looking for something really special to give to my friend for her 40th - she would just ADORE these.

    Don't want to look too desperate, but I'm following and tweeting this too ;-)

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  44. Found you via Flora, although how I missed your beautiful blog before I do not know! I will certainly be putting you on my list from now on :), I don't deserve to win as such a newbie but would love to be entered

    Kimberly

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  45. WOW!! hOW fabulous!! I've just stumbled across your site and gorgeous stuff!! I'm off to have a look!! Love your giveaway!!

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  46. Tell Steve I'm offended! :P Despite being editor of said mag, can I still enter the giveaway? If not I will get round to buying this eventually, it's been in my Folksy favourites for about 4 months!

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  47. These are just gorgeous - how can you bear to part with them....? Having said that my daughter has pointed out just the right spot for them in her bedroom....lol xx

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  48. Ooh that is just gorgeous, I'd love to join in please! x

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  49. They are so pretty, I have a little girl who would just love to have these birds in her room.

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  50. I'd love to join in please, they are gorgeous and I'm sure you'd love to see them remain in Cornwall ;)

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  51. I love these little fellas! Please count me in! Thank you. Love, Amanda xxx

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  52. i've come over from Kandipandi's Pad after she mentioned you, and have to say that whilst i feel cheeky entering, your work is so very beautiful that i know i'll visit again and again. :0)

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  53. They would be going to a very good home if they flew this way!

    GORGEOUS!

    X

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  54. just become a follower too !

    X

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  55. OOOH! I have put a link to the giveaway on my blog too!


    http://noodlebubble.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-found-birdy-giveaway.html

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  56. your work is so beautiful... congratulations you really deserve all the success in the world!

    have twittered you @feltmeupdesigns

    and shouted out on my facebook too!

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  57. Oooh, how perfect. Your birds are gorgeous and I really need the perfect wedding cake topper for my wedding in September! I have my fingers firmly crossed for this giveaway :0)

    I am a follower too.

    Congratulations for appearing in print. I am in print for the first time in this issue of Popular Crafts too! I share your excitement xxxx

    Claire (studio@clairehurd.co.uk)

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  58. Congratulations on the magazine feature.

    And I love the birds.

    I have become a follower too.
    he he

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  59. Hello Kirsty, congratulations on your magazine article. I think your bird cage is adorable, I'd love to have her hanging up in my home.
    Bertie x

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  60. Congratulations on the magazine feature that is fab! Absolutely love your work it is wonderful (^o^). Have blogged your giveaway here: http://sakurafubukidesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/finds-kirsty-elson-giveaway.html

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  61. I love these! I heard about the giveaway from sakura jewellery, who is also a very talented artist! I'm following you now, and I'm in the process of blogging this giveaway on my blog:
    www.superfantasticjulie.blogspot.com

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  62. Well done on being in print...it's an exciting feeling! The birdies are beautiful too :)

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  63. Congratulations. I love the sweet little lovebirds.

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  64. Lovely! I just went over to see how much it is and although it's worth it I can't afford it, so hope I'll win! I've not done the link thing as I don't know what exactly I have to do for that, but am following.

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  65. Good for you! And remember these kind of milestones along the way.

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  66. Your birds are beautiful and I'm sure they'll sell eventually on folksy

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  67. Wow the birds are so cute!! Count me in for the giveaway please. I've also begun to follow you! Justine x

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  68. OOhh,I've also added a link to you from my blog www.sewjustinesew.blogspot.com!!

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  69. I am desperate for it, utterly desperate and I will put a link in for it later today. UTTERLY DESPERATE!!!!!

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  70. I've only recently found you and hadn't got around to looking in your shop - there some gorgeous things in there.

    I do love this one though, I added a link to you on my blog, though I'm secretly hoping no-one will pop over and enter!

    Great news on the article - who knows where it will lead...

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  71. Ooohh! Congratulations on your feature in the magazine!!

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  72. This would look absolutely gorgeous in my home. Congratulations in getting yourself into print.

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  73. well, your crafts are beautiful so no wonder you get so many lovely followers! i love your crafty creates and your blog is sooooo inspirational ;0)xx

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  74. Why has it taken so long to discover you....you make beautiful things.
    Please can I enter, pretty please!
    Ali x

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  75. Such a generous giveaway - yes, please count me in!

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  76. Hey Kirsty, look at you in the magazines!! Fantastic - I'm so pleased for you and also very proud to own a Kirsty original boat (which all visitors love and comment on, by the way!).
    You are most generous to offer your lovely bird cage as a giveaway - what a special treat that would be, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed ;-)
    Congratulations dear - I just knew you'd be famous one day!
    Denise x

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  77. Okay, the link is large and clear over at my place - I'm covering all chances for that giveaway!!

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  78. 82 comments!
    I can't cope.
    Have linked to bird cage reluctantly.
    Am planning on being a very sore loser.
    Love Laura x

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  79. Oh, I love your birdcage, but then I love everything you make! Well done on a year of blogging. Here's to many more years!

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  80. Your work is just gorgeous! And congratulations on being featured in Popular Crafts - the UK Handmade blog is doing an interview with Penny, the new editor, tomorrow!

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  81. Congratulations on the magazine! You make lovely stuff :)

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  82. I'm a new follower too!

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  83. Well done for your mention, don't you listen to that naughty Steve, all press is good!!

    Please put me in your hat Kirsty :-)

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  84. Going to Norfolk this summer and will definately be seeking out your boats. I LOVE THEM!

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  85. seriously.... ?
    one of your amazing creations just waiting to go to a new home for free?
    eeepppppss.....
    i *have* to pop my name in the giant hat :)
    t x

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  86. Yay, I have now offically linked to you - may I please have another entry - I want to win so much!!!!!

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  87. And me too please! Congratulations! Well deserved! suzie xxx

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  88. Oh! So perfect. I just found your page through 'greedy for colour' and i'm a new follower (of course!). Love your work : )

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  89. Oh, so lovely and the sweetest giveaway!

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  90. Me please, me please, me please! I'll give them a beautiful home, they'll be safe with me :o)

    Congrats on the magazine too. FAB

    Sam x

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  91. Hi Kirsty! What a gorgeous blog, I'll make sure to edit my folksy friday post and put this link in. I'd love to enter your giveaway - those birds are bloomin gorgeous and would look stunning in my daughter's bedroom!

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  92. Well, have amended my post and also mentioned your giveaway, looking forward to reading your blog! http://topcat76.blogspot.com/2010/05/folksy-friday-creature-feature.html

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  93. love it!!
    count me in please!!!!


    gill

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  94. Love it :)
    and I'm going to follow

    and since you made the lovely owlie pillow you might want to check out my blog which currently has an owlie (+) giveaway :)

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  95. This giveaway took my breath away! Love everything about it. These are so lovely, I'm sure sales will follow soon :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  96. me me please .....such a stunning blog!!hugs xx

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  97. 101
    splutter/choke
    I'm intrigued now, where on earth are they going to end up?

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  98. I just love it. What a great giveaway.

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  99. Beautiful! I like your work. Please count me in, thank you

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

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  100. well after this little bird cage popped up several times on the blogs I follow, I thought I must come and have a peek!! It is truly beautiful and now I can see what all the commotion is about. Hope I'm not too late to be included into the chance of winning such a treat??!!
    Thank you, Katie.

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  101. What beautiful birds in a fabulous cage. Please enter me into your giveaway.

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  102. Wow, what a beautiful birdcage!! I have just the spot for it on my mantlepiece alongside my collection of fine feathered friends. This is my first time to your blog, I have just settled down with a cup of green tea in my favourite cup to have a read. If you fancy doing the same over at mine http://littlegreenshed.blogspot.com/ I shall make a second cup for you :) lou x

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  103. The birds are beautiful. So glad I found your blog.

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  104. good home waiting for such delightful birds - you are so clever

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  105. congrats on your magazine feature , and this sure is an awesome giveaway prize - someone is going to be very lucky ..

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  106. Ooh that would look so good in my son's bedroom - he is really into animals at the moment (mind you he is only 16 months)

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  107. Those birds look so pretty - i would love to take care of them for you xxx

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  108. What a lovely giveaway, I'd love to pop into the draw please. I'm a follower, and will check back once I've linked to you from my blog.
    Huge congratulations - I have the magazine and the bird looks fabulous in it. x

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  109. Just arrived here from Silverpebbles blog and YES PLEASE put me in the draw. GORGEOUS birdcage. Love it. And well done for getting yourself in a mag. Will be back to see you soon.

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  110. How fab is that - a creative family in print!Oh yes please! I would love to have a chance in your giveaway!

    ps, I have a Felty blog giveaway on 28th of every month! If you have time come and join me! xx

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  111. This is the best giveaway I've ever seen. The winner will be so lucky! I've admired your caged birds for some time, can't believe they haven't sold yet! As you know I'm a huge fan of all your driftwood work too :) Count me in please! I'll be doing a blog post about the giveaway later :)

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  112. Wow these are fab, never seen anything like them before. Lovely detail and colours.

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  113. Phew! I thought I was too late, but got in just in time. Am following too and have put a link on my blog.
    Jenny x

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  114. Love these. Have mentioned you on my blog and I'm also a follower. Thanks!

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  115. Here's the mention & link on my blog!

    http://charlottehupfieldceramics.blogspot.com/2010/05/vintage-lovebirds-giveaway.html

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  116. Just discovered your blog and have become a follower. Would love to enter your giveaway, what an amazing prize! Will create a link to you from my blog too.
    http://seasidesiblings.blogspot.com/

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  117. I'm a follower - crossing my fingers.

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  118. ...and posting a comment for a second chance. I think that makes me number 123! My chances may be slim, but I'll give it a crack anyway as I love that gorgeous bird cage.

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  119. Congrats on your feature, so cool to be in print.
    I am one of the vies of the caged birds, I dream of having them in my bedroom, so I have to enter the comp for a chance. Thanks

    Oh I am a follower so can I have two entries please

    Jo

    jochrisbryan@ gmail.com

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  120. Please can I join too, I'll pop your button on my blog in a minute. xx Pixie xx

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  121. I have just found your lovely blog. I would love your gorgeous lovebirds.
    I am looking forward to reading all your older posts. (I'm skiving at work at the mo. Shh..)
    Claire

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  122. hi just found your blog over at Life on the East Coast and would love to be entered for your giveaway
    thanks tracy

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  124. congrats on the mag! It looks fab. And please add me to the growing list of worthy homes for the lovely birds.
    I have blogged too.... http://sarahlpayne.blogspot.com/2010/05/lovebirds-giveaway.html

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  125. That is the cutest thing ever! If I don't win it I think I'll have to try and make one.

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  126. Great news about the magazine, lovely birds! x x

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  127. will check out the bird cage - I just love it.... Helen www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

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  128. Ha ha, little to no chance I will win, especially as I live in New Zealand and it probably isn't even open to internationals! But I saw this on Winnibriggshouse's sidebar and fell in love! And now I'm in love with your blog too! I'm going to become a follower, but I feel a bit silly putting a link up on my blog in case it's not even open to kiwi's!

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  129. Weldone on the magazine feature! : ) What a great blog too! You are very talented! Im following you now too, xx

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  130. I haven't heard of that magazine before but I will definitely be looking out for it now. Congratulations on being featured!

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