Made By Mrs M

Giveaways

A New Look (and win a print!)

Business, Giveaways, Pattern DesignKate Marsden

I'm really excited to be able to share my new branding with you - ta dah!

The new look has been in the pipeline for quite a while (It was last summer that I started thinking about it), but everything has finally come together over the last few weeks. I had a germ of an idea and the wonderful Sarah Cowan of Lettica stepped in to provide me with some help and guidance, enabling me to do most of the actual work myself. Sarah was amazing and really made me think differently about my ideas. I really can't recommend her enough if you need help with graphic design work. You can find her website and portfolio here.

I've put together a whole range of rebranded items (when originally all I wanted was a logo, but I couldn't just leave it at that!). My branding now has a stronger mid-century feel and I think it fits in a lot better with my designs and suits my personality too.

To celebrate the launch of my new branding I'm giving away one of my new Paris prints!

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED - THANKS FOR ENTERING!

You can find out more about the print here. Just head over here to enter. The giveaway is open to UK RESIDENTS ONLY and runs until midnight on Tuesday 31 January 2017. Good luck!

Win a Copy of Designing Textiles in the Mid 20th Century

Books, Giveaways, Pattern Design, Review, TextilesKate Marsden

Giveaway time!

The folks at The Book Guild recently sent me a copy of this rather lovely little book by Rosemary Sassoon, who worked as a textile designer in the middle of the last century - at a time when you weren't credited for your work and it was even harder than it is today to make a name for yourself.

What makes the book particularly nice is that it's written by Rosemary herself, in her own voice (and actually reminds me a little of my grandmother). Rosemary only managed to retain a handful of examples of her work (for the most part they were sent away and that was the last she ever saw of them - it was even rarer for her to ever see her designs on the fabrics themselves).

There's a wide selection of work - both very traditional and that which is in the mid-century style we're more used to. It acts as a reminder that what we all think of as mid-century wasn't what most homes looked like by any means!

The book contains images of Rosemary's work alongside other designers of the time, including Lucienne Day

The book contains images of Rosemary's work alongside other designers of the time, including Lucienne Day

Designing Textiles in the Mid 20th Century by Rosemary Sassoon is published by The Book Guild and available here.

And the good news is that I have a copy of the book to give away! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. UK entries only please and please make sure you have met the entry requirements as all entries will be checked and verified! The giveaway is open now and closes at midnight on 22 November. Good luck!

In the news... and a giveaway

Giveaways, Pattern Design, Products, Sewing, TextilesKate Marsden

I have two features to share with you this week! The first is this month's Quilt Now magazine (issue 28)...

A lovely piece about me on page 6 plus a chance to win some of my fabric!

Grab a copy of the magazine to enter - the closing date for the giveaway is 27 October 2016.

And also this week... There's a lovely feature in the Croydon Advertiser about my Fairfield Halls prints. You can read the feature here and more about the prints in Wednesday's post.

You can see more of places I've been featured over on my news page.

Thread 2016 - Ticket Giveaway!

Events, Giveaways, Sewing, TextilesKate Marsden

I'll be heading back to Thread Festival of Textiles at Farnham Maltings on Saturday 24 September and once again I have a pair of tickets to give away!

This year's prize also includes:

1 x Fat Quarter of my popular Park Hill fabric in green

1 x London Town Notebook

2 x Greetings Cards.

For a chance to win the prize, simply enter via Rafflecopter here. The giveaway closes at midnight on Monday 5 September and is open to UK residents only. Your prize will be posted to you or can be left on the door at The Maltings on the 24th if you prefer.

Please note that all entries will be checked (so if you say you're following me on Twitter please do!). The winner will be announced on Wednesday 7 September, Good luck!

Grow Your Handmade Business - Book Giveaway

Books, Craft, Business, Giveawaysmadebymrsm
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I haven't run a giveaway here for a while, and as my recent business posts roundup was so popular, I thought I'd give away a copy of one of the books I recommended...

Grow Your Handmade Business by Kari Chapin. You can read the original post here. 

All you have you do is enter via Rafflecopter (using the link below). The only thing you must do is join the mailing list first (which you can do via the link on the right). The giveaway ends at midnight next Wednesday 13 January and is open to UK READERS ONLY.

Good luck!

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED - YOU CAN VIEW THE WINNER HERE.

Win Tickets to Thread Festival of Textiles!

Events, Giveawaysmadebymrsm
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It's that time of year again - I'll be back at Thread Festival of Textiles at Farnham Maltings on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September and I have a pair of tickets to give away.

In addition to the tickets (which are valid for both days), I will be adding a pack of Made By Mrs M fabric scraps and a set of two A6 notebooks - simply enter via the widget below. Please note that the only mandatory entry requirement is to be on my mailing list - you can join via the button on the right or this link. YOU MUST ALSO ENTER VIA THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET OR YOUR ENTRY WON'T BE COUNTED. 

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The giveaway closes on Thursday 9 September and the tickets will be sent out to the winner as soon as possible after the closing date. OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY.

Good luck!

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED - VIEW THE WINNER ON THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET HERE.

Stitch New York Giveaway!

Books, Craft, Giveaways, Review, Textilesmadebymrsm
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A whole month of daily (OK, Monday to Friday) blogging just isn't complete without a giveaway! So here you go, win a copy of Stitch New York: 20 kooky ways to knit the city and more by Lauren O'Farrell...

Lots of knitting related treats for you in this one. As a fan, my favourite has to be a Woolly Woody Allen.

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But there's lots more besides, including things for you to wear and items for your dog...

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The book includes full instructions for beginners (and lots of easy knits for those who are more advanced).

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To get your hands on a copy, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below - the competition is open to anyone, regardless of where you are in the world, but please make sure that you actually do the thing you've said you've done (such as join the mailing list or follow me on twitter) as I do check! The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 2 June and the winner will be announced here and on Twitter. Good luck!

The giveaway has now closed and the prize was won by Katrina J. See the result here.

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Mollie Makes' Woodland Friends Book Giveaway

Books, Craft, Giveaways, Review, Tutorialsmadebymrsm
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I have a little treat for you today - a chance to win a copy of this rather lovely Woodland Friends book from Mollie Makes...

The book contains all the usual things you would expect - some very cute tutorials featuring a variety of woodland creatures, which you can crochet, knit, sew and more.

Here are some of my favourites...

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I need a badger pillow in my life.

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And the little man needs crochet finger puppets.

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Really pretty napkin rings.

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And lots of other inspiring ideas.

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends is available in bookshops priced at £11.99. To enter the giveaway simply click on the link below to be taken to Rafflecopter. The giveaway will end at midnight on Tuesday 31 March and the winner will be announced here and on Twitter and Facebook. Good luck!

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED - SORRY!

WINNER SELECTED RANDOMLY BY RAFFLECOPTER IS - CHLOE HOWARTH 

The giveaway is open to readers from any country but please note that you may incur customs charges on arrival if you're outside the EU. Thanks!