Sunday, 11 July 2010

Unpacking + Giveaway

I'm ballsdeep in wretched moving boxes, but thankfully they're getting emptied rather than filled up. We have moved to a wonderful neighbourhood, with darling friendly people everywhere! I've found my favourite coffee shop, and my local markets. Doggie Darling and I have explored the doggie parks in the 'hood too!

BUT! Sitting around here at my new home, I thought how wonderful would it be to have 200 followers on this blog, so what about a GIVEAWAY?! But how should I do the giveaway, I wonder?


I'm just hanging in my 1970s kitchen. Getting ready to amp up the kitsch. Kitch VS Kitsch!


Pincurls work in Melbourne - Yay! (For some reason, I worried the water would be different and it'd be the wrong kind of water for pincurls! Worry Wart anyone?) Um, I did say 1970s kitsch right? Wood panelling everywhere! And wooden beams as well, in case you didn't have enough wood.


This is my 1970s dining room/mini lounge room, brickwork for you Oonaballoona! FUNNY, but at least the brick breaks up the wood right?

Cannot WAIT to show you a real photo of the carpet, and yes, they are the same blue as my tights. (I'm leaning down here, I'm not really that short. Pint sized yes, not pot sized! MELBOURNE REFERENCE!)


Doggie Darling says hi! So perhaps perhaps perhaps... Perhaps, I'll run my giveaway suchly:

I'll make a garment for you. Yep, I'll make a garment, of your choosing, for you, if you are the winner of my 'Yay for Melbourne' Giveaway! 'Yay for Melbourne' because I'm happy to be moved, happy to be in M-Town, and will be able to show you how great Melbourne is now that I'm here! So you'll be also saying 'Yay for Melbourne' soon too!

So, if you leave a post here saying what kind of garment you'd be keen on... and remembering that I do make a lot of things from vintage patterns or stretch tshirt tops (not trying to hinder your garment choices, but perhaps play to my strengths!)... BUT, leave a post here and then I'll do a random 'drawn out of the hat' type thing. Timewise, you've got until my sewing room is set up, which at this stage could be 2 weeks. Your prize will also be the first thing I'll sew in the new sewing room too! Yayz!

So get your thinking cap on, or search my archives, and leave your comment about your desired garment below. AND, if you like facebook or twitter, you can become my friend IRL, or 'like' my veronica darling page, or hashtag #yayformelbourne and follow me on twitter (or here on the blog) and each thing counts as an extra entry to the giveaway. So if you leave a comment, follow me on twitter, become my friend on facey, and 'like' my fanpage, that's FOUR freaking entries friends! Sounds great if you love a wiggle dress! Or perhaps a great versatile tshirt dress?

 Talk soon! xoxo

*** And YEP, this is open to international peeps as well, I don't mind where you live, I love everywhere!

43 comments:

  1. oh wow! what a fantastic giveaway! i love everyhing you make. have you ever made any maternity clothes? that's what i would need these days. (i'm due with my 5th child in november!). i would love a vintage maternity dress or top, or even a stretchy type tshirt dress. whatever you think will be best! i trust you!
    thanks again for the chance to win!
    congratulations on your new house - sounds so fantastic.
    lora
    eagerhands@gmail.com

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  2. i am following you on twitter now, too. :)
    lora
    eagerhands@gmail.com

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  3. I already followed you on twitter (I'm @vintagesewing), but didn't realize you were on Facebook. I've liked your fan page and sent you a friend request too. I would love to have an A line summer dress to run errands in!

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  4. What an amazing giveaway, i love the clothes you make. If its open to international readers and i won i would love a jersey t-shirt dress or a maxi dress (i'm short and am having trouble finding a maxi dress that suits me) :)

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  5. YAY BRICK! we ought to have a competition to see who is unpacked & decorated first. i'm going on 3 months now.

    i think i might lose.

    um, this is the most fantastic giveaway ever! i would adore your shoulder dress: http://veronicadarling.blogspot.com/2010/02/butterick-7181-tick.html (but i would adore anything you make.)

    i decided facebook was killing me and i obliterated all traces of my account...i may have to return now!

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  6. ps: i'm following you on my ANEMIC twitter page as roxietoxl :)

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  7. glad you've arrived!

    I want a dress out of that fabric I commented on a while back, I don't even care what kind of dress it is! fingers crossed!

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  8. and I am linking your fan page. Fingers doubly crossed!

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  9. There is one dress you have made that I have always coveted......Butterick 7181! The one you made for yourself was gorgeous! I would love one to flutter around the Gold Coast in. Glad to hear all is going well for you in Melbs.

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  10. I added you as a friend on facey too!

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  11. and I just liked your fanpage! Yay 3 entries. Fingers crossed x

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  12. Glad to see you're getting settled in! I'm right around the corner from you so if you ever want to catch up just let me know :)

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  13. Hello! I'm following you on twitter, and have followed you here for an age. If I were to win, I'd feel super happy for a stretchy tee.

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  14. so glad to see you have settled into your new home - unpacking is the worst bit, but re-decorating, now that is fun.
    I love all your refashions and amazing creations. I really love this one
    http://veronicadarling.blogspot.com/2009/07/247-day-eleven-aka-outfit-77.html
    I like the ruffles and the feminine floatiness of it - gorgeous.

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  15. I am your fB Friend
    A fanpage "liker"
    and got you on twitter

    sweet :0)

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  16. Wow! What a generous giveaway! Congratulations on your successful move. The moving part is never fun, but the new home usually is! I'd love one of your pretty wiggle dresses! I'm following you on Twitter, too. My username is tangokitten.

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  17. Glad you arrived fine, and congrats on the move! Hope you're enjoying setting up a lovely new home.

    And what an amazing giveaway idea! How generous of you. I would love love love a gorgeous wiggle dresses, should I be lucky enough... :)

    elnajay at gmail dot com

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  18. Wow! What a great giveaway!

    Ok so I would like... some kind of a long top/short dress that looks good over jeans or tights. I'd like to leave something up to your imagination though V, because I love your style!

    Glad to hear all is going well in Melbourne town.

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  19. And yes, Stitchybritt follows you on twitter.

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  20. And I've just sent you an fb friend request : )

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  21. I love this dress so much!
    http://veronicadarling.blogspot.com/2009/11/frock-26-summers-here.html
    also here
    http://veronicadarling.blogspot.com/2009/11/frock-26-summers-here.html
    I love all the versions you made... particularly with the tiny ruffle sleeve... so sew cute!
    ginny

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  22. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you with this comment. We'd like to offer you to be included on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Jen

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  23. Oh how fun! I did a giveaway just like this a little while ago and I had such fun making a garment for the winner. It's just on it's way to her now on the other side of the world, so I am really excited about it!

    Anyway, congrats with reaching the 200 followers. And with your new house ofcourse. I hope you'll be so happy there! As for the giveaway, is it open internationally? If that's the case I would love to enter. Your dresses are so cute, so I would really like to win one of those!

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  24. This is an amazing giveaway! I love your vintage style dresses so much. I'd love to have something that fit me well! Seems real vintage is always too small for me...I hope I win!

    Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Also, I sent a friend request on facebook.

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  26. Aaaand "liked" your fan page. I thought I already did that?!

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  27. I would love a 1950's style halterneck top in black or dark grey!!!

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  28. Hey darling! I've been following your move to melbourne with a combo of mounting dismay and envy - how could you leave us??? But isn't Melbourne awesome???

    Anyway, thought I'd come out of my sulk long enough to say "wiggle dress please darling" and also, have you seen Being Human? Because I think you'd love it, but you have to start at the beginning... don't jump in halfway.

    And my book is nearly finished! Yay me!

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  29. Hi,
    I don't know if I can participate,since I'm from belgium. Iff I win, I would love to be wearing a dress that shows some curves and has a lovely boat neckline :-)
    have fun decorating your new home!

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  30. I love your t-shirt dresses.

    I got all inspired by your posts on them and decided to make some of my own, only to find that my mum's old overlocker is out of commission until I can get it serviced, so I would love to win one of yours.

    I hope your unpacking doesn't drive you round the bend.

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  31. Yay, I'm so glad your giveaway is still open. I'd love a stretchy t-shirt dress (like the ones you made for Frocktober). I'm hoping to get an overlocker/serger for my birthday next month but even if I do, it could be a while before I can sew anything like that.

    Right, I'm off to find you on twitter and facebook now.

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  32. I'm from canada, and i would ADORE the Built by wendy dress your made in a red fabric. I love solid colored dresses and puffy sleeves!

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  33. What a fabulous giveaway! I'm joining...everything! I create clothing also, so I've never had anyone made something for ME! Well...other than my Mom when I was little. :)

    I'm going now to prowl through your creations! I would probably just let you create whatever you wanted, if I won....the surprise would be part of the fun.

    It's always so much fun to move...and such a pain...

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  34. Ooh lucky! I started following and liked your fan page and found you on twitter a couple of weeks ago and then completely forgot to post! I would love a skirt form a vintage pattern! Ah, unpacking... always takes me about a million times longer to unpack after a move than it did to pack.

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  35. Hey Dollface!

    I do follow you on twitter and also just signed up to follow you through google!

    I if I win I would love a 50's style halter top dress with a circle skirt. On behave of all your fans, thanks for the giveaway!

    *e

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  36. What a wonderful giveaway! I have always adored your clothing you make, you are so clever and talented. I have asked you to be my friend on Facebook - Sabina. I'll have to look at all your creations again. Unfortunately, I have a larger figure, big tummy and curves, don't know if it makes it difficult.

    Sabina (From Adelaide) x

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  37. Yikes! I thought I had already left a comment here... So glad this is still open (although, I suppose that means you're still knee-deep in moving boxes...). I have always enjoyed your 40s and 50s style dresses. I don't have a job suited for that type of dress (I teach kindergarten and need long skirts and an apron!), but it would be a great excuse to host a dinner party. And, maybe I could wear the dress to the grocery store to shop for the party... that would be fun.
    I'm a follower here!

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  38. Hope I'm not too late, I just found you on twitter so count me in for anther entry please! (@gingerrachel)

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  39. oh i would love a summery top - gosh melbourne town is sooooo cold at the moment, a new summery top will remind me the warm weather isn't too far away! thanks for the chance to win and i hope you are loving melbourne town - i love it too!

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  40. Is it cheating if I enter? I'm not sure but you can exclude me if you like! I would love some kind of top/shirt/blouse/thing... I have a disproportionate amount of skirts to tops! Or a vintage style dress that I could also wear to work... or anything really!

    (I follow you on facebook but I'm not technological enough to have twitter!)

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  41. I have looked through your creations and really like the vintage dresses. One of my favourite dresses was Outfit 62. Good luck to everyone.

    Sabina (From Adelaide) x

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