Monday, March 18, 2013

A Clearance Sale and A Giveaway

This is part of the big pile of bags, purses, hats and garments on my (carpeted-and-used-as-a-playroom) garage floor.  This week, they'll be priced (mostly under $20) and hung up, ready for the
 
BIG CLEARANCE SALE
 
 I'm having this Saturday. 
 
 
 
Saturday 23rd March
 
 
10.30am - 3.30pm
 
 
 
Production samples, display and teaching samples... and excess samples.... I have too many samples.
ALL TO CLEAR.  All going for an absolute song.
 
I'll also have a few things like a box of vintage tablecloths, some feather boas, discontinued bag hardware and patterns.... odds and ends.  I need to make some space.
 
 
Please note: The showroom/shop won't be open on Saturday (I can't manage both) but if you want to put in an order for bag supplies and pick it up on the day, contact the office during the week and we can get it ready for you.
 
And I'm sorry - I barely have time to price and hang up the samples, so the sale will not be listed online anywhere.  You really need to just come in or send a personal shopper.
 
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And now - the Giveaway....
 
 
As I mentioned earlier, my book YOU SEW GIRL had a few hiccups with distribution, but it's finally available in the USA via Book Depository.


Project-wise, there's a little bit of everything in this book, and a whole heap of sewing tips and techniques to make you a faster, better, more confident sewing whizz...


You can read what the editors at PatternReview.com had to say about it here...

 
And here are a few more pictures from the book, all by the very talented Denise Nestor.

 
To celebrate the availability of the book in the USA, I'm going to give a copy of the book away to someone in the USA or Canada.  If you live there, you could be a winner!

 
To be in the draw, you need to follow the blog (there's a widget on the sidebar) and leave a comment in the comment box below (with an email address if you don't have a Blogger profile with an email address attached). 
 
 OR, follow me on Facebook and leave a comment in the post that links to this blog post. If you post on the Facebook page, there's no need to leave an email address.  I can contact you there through a private message.

 
I'll gather up all the names, draw a winner on Friday 29th March and order the book to be sent directly to you.
 
And now I have to go off and think of something nice for those of you who don't live in Melbourne or the USA....
 

32 comments:

willywagtail said...

Thankyou for this splendid opportunity. Would love to come to your sample sale but it's just too far away. Cherrie

Annie said...

I'd love to be a personal shopper on sat, but can't make it till Monday. Will be in your area for work and thought I'd stop by. Save me something nice!

Elizabeth said...

Would it be cheating to enter here and on Facebook? I am a bit of a lump when it comes to technology. Hope all goes well with the sale. Can't make it. We are getting a snow storm today and must dig out !!!

Beth said...

Hi Nikki,
I would love to receive your book! I have been looking for it in the US but couldn't find it...yet.
Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win it!
have a great day!
Beth

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Your book looks awesome - would love to win it and I am already a faithful follower. :)

Katherine said...

My jaw dropped when I saw the gorgeous bounty you're selling for a song at your sample sale... then you had me jumping up and down when I heard your book is now easily available for those of us in North America... and then I read you're going to give away a copy???!!! Now I'm squealing (while keeping my fingers crossed ever so tightly... ;o).

A Peppermint Penguin said...

I have that book. That's a NICE book.

If you could arrange a draw only for Scottish people with a visit from you as a prize, that'd be very nice thank you.

Have fun on Saturday!

rainjerette said...

Woo Hoo! Your book looks lovely and I am excited by the opportunity to win a copy. Thank you ever so much!

Fiona said...

Count me in, please!! I'd love to make it to the sale, but the book would be the next best thing!

Fiona

colourdujour said...

I think you are going to be a hit when you get to quilt market in Portland Oregon USA in May!

Glad your book is now available here and I hope I win! Thanks for offering, your long time fan! Peggy

Ladies matching handbags and shoes said...

Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon.

Katy Cameron said...

What Peppermint Penguin said :oD I so want a personal shopped though lol

Elizabeth said...

Following you by e-mail: ekparisi at yahoo dot com.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I am in Melbourne and I have your book - It is the best! Have made a couple of things out of it and love it. Thanks!!
Hope the americans realise how great it is and it goes gangbusters in the US!

quiltingbren said...

I follow you here and on facebook. I am so excited to be able to get your book easier.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc. Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Nittywitter said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Nikki! I first found your blog when I searched for tips to make corded straps. Your tips are great! I'd love the chance to be more inspired by your book!

Nancy
nittywitter.etsy.com

Verte Adélie said...

I'm glad to hear your book is available in the USA at last, and I would love to add your book to my reference collection, please count me in Nikki :).

I don't know if you can see my email address with this comment, so just in case, you can find it here http://www.verte-adelie.com/contact/ (and you're already in my Google reader :)).

jessidesigns said...

Thanks for your giveaway. Your sample sale would be the perfect opportunity to visit Australia but can only be there in spirit - much success to you at the sale!

Michael Lopez said...

Nikki,
How I can ever forget you, three years ago I purchased my first coin purse and you were so wonderful as you still are, you send me an email that I can call for any questions and I did, and your advised was keep going you are going the right direction and I doing better, and I will love it of what I am doing.

I can wait to read and have your book in my hands, hope to get one.

As always Thank so much!

Welcome to USA and spend at least one week here in order to meet you in person and more techniques with you!

Thank you again!

Michael

Diane Hovis said...

WOW would love to add this book to my sewing library:) Thanks, BTW I am a follower:)

aus_chick said...

I'd love to win this! have left a comment on your facebook page. You should look at Rafflecopter for future competitions - it is much easier!!

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Elaine said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I also love following your blog. If I were in Australia...I would definitely
shop.

Shannon Cayer said...

Thank you for opening the contest to Canada also! I follow you on Netvibes blog reader.
Love your patterns! They look beautiful!

R C said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm now following you... Great site!
Lisadcox1@yahoo.com

CY said...

Hi Nikki,
Stumbled on your site while looking for tips on sewing zippers on the bag I'm making now and love all the bags you made! Wish you were holding workshops here in the US.

Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway!

Charlotte_yeo@hotmail.com

Amy said...

just found your website and am looking forward to exploring it more!
thanks!
Amy

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

I would Love to win your book. Thanks for the chance.

Vanessa said...

Wow, I would love to win a copy of your book! Thanks sew much!!!

vbehymer@gmail.com

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Andrea said...

Hmmmm... Since it is technically still Friday in USA, hopefully, I am still entered. Have been wanting this book for AGES!!! Can't wait.