Friday, September 7, 2012

Simple Sewing with Lola Nova Book Giveaway!

Today is a day for celebrating! There is so much to celebrate; the UK release of my book Simple Sewing with Lola Nova, the bluebird sky outside my window, and a very special celebration today that marks the 9 year wedding anniversary with my sweetheart Andrew - aka The Engineer! I love you darlin'!

Since I am in a celebratory mood I thought, what better than to hold a Giveaway here on my shiny happy place?! Today I am giving away one copy of my book to one of my readers! Hip Hip Hooray!

How's about a little sneaky peek inside?

In the Vintage chapter, I show you how to create this "Little Joy Dress".

These multi-use "Pockets Full of Posies" are found in the Natural chapter.


And one of my personal favorites, The "Summer Tent" is in the Boho chapter!

The book is broken into the following sections:
Boho
Natural
Vintage
Eclectic
Whimsy

So you see, there is surely a little something for everyone!

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment here on this post! Easy Peasy no?

But wait! Don't answer yet, there's more!

If you "Tweet", Blog, or Facebook Share about this giveaway; you will also be entered to win a Mystery Gift! Ooh, doesn't that sound exciting and yes, muy mysterioso! If I told you what it was then it wouldn't be a Mystery Gift now would it, but it could be something from the book, just maybe.

Let's break it down one last time:
1. Leave a comment for a chance to win my book. Please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you should you be the lucky winner.

2. Let me know if you have "tweeted", blogged, or shared the giveaway on facebook for a chance to win a Mystery Gift! When reading the words Mystery gift one should imagine an echo for full effect.

3. The Giveaway will be open until Friday, September 14th and the winner will be announced Monday, September 17th!

Celebrate Good Times C'mon!

Have a wonderful weekend!





115 comments:

Dilly Tante said...

Oh yes, me me please :) lovely projects.

I'm @dillytante

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Please put me in for your lovely giveaway! It looks fab! Have a great weekend! Ada :)

Gill said...

Happy anniversary to you both and congratulations on your book!
Exciting times!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh my goodness what a way to celebrate! Happy Anniversary to you and the engineer!
I've tweeted, Facebooked on Itchin' Stitchin' and my own personal FB page about your wonderful giveaway. Just seeing those few pages I know it will be on everyone's must have book lists - it's already on mine :)

lanelynn said...

Can I be included please? I love your stuff and your mary go rounds are STILL on my bathroom wall!!! Oh and I am sharing on facebook too!!! Congratulations on this fab release!! xxx

MJL said...

I am going to take a chance... love your blog for ages, and I would love to win this giveaway

I already follow you on FB

my email: leandrodotmjoaoatgmaildotcom

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Exciting times and a fab giveaway!

Fingers crossed.

Ali x

Karen Chaplin said...

Congrats on the book, I love sewing and would love your book.

I've shared the giveaway on facebook too

Happy sewing

synnove75 said...

I would love a chance to win your book! From your sneek peeks, it looks wonderful. Congratulations!

MissEnota Minnesota said...

Mentally finding room in my house for that tent... (I follow you on facebook too.)

Bernadette Bates said...

waiting with baited breath for your book!

Mim Mccormack said...

loving the sneak peak, can't wait to get sewing ! have shared on facebook timeline and also posted a pic on instagram, beautiful book, well done :)x

Pomona said...

Oh how I would love your book - fingers crossed!

Pomona x

Squiggling About said...

I love the little dress it looks like a book that I would like. Sarah x

Alexandra MacKenzie said...

Ooh a lovely giveaway YES PLEASE. This book does most definitely need to find its way to New Zealand. I am not the best of sewers so a pretty books will surely help me.

Shared on my facebooks page I d hope you come visit)
https://www.facebook.com/alexandramackenzienz

Thanks for the chance
Ellen

mel @ loved handmade said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! I'm loving the sneaky peak inside your gorgeous book, you clever lady. I love it!

mel @ loved handmade said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! I'm loving the sneaky peak into your gorgeous book, you clever lady. I love it!

Sherri B. said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

I am so thrilled about your book...Mine came in the mail today..Yippee!!!!

I just got home and hurried to do a very quick post on it. I was so pleased to see the material (sheet) that you purchased from my Etsy shop. It does my heart good to see it part of something so pretty.

I will link over to you so my readers that may not know about your giveaway, can come over.

Congratulations again, I can hardly wait to dive into to it page by page! xo

Debby said...

I would love to win your book. COngratulations, by the way.

❀ Sassybelle Blooms said...

Hi...I've been quietly enjoying your blog for a little while now....and I've recently got myself hooked on Instagram...and have found you there too...thanks for the sneaky peek into your book...it looks tantalising lovely...my own copy would be most fantabulous...I've also mentioned you on my Instagram...Happy Anniversay....I hope you both have a fab weekend -xx-

Baa-Me Kniits said...

It would make my day to win your book! This time I posted it in the right place.... Happy Anniversary tomyou too :-)

Vintage Angel said...

What a beautiful book. I would love to win a copy. Happy Anniversary to you both. Have a great weekend. Xxx

andrea creates said...

Congratulations on your newbook!! How super :-)

Vintage Angel said...

I would love to win your wonderful book. Happy Anniversary to you both. xx

vintage grey said...

Congratulations!! So exciting!! I would love a chance to win!! Such a beautiful and inspiring book! xo Heather

CJG said...

Hmmm... would I like "Eclectic" or "Whimsy" more? Hard to decide and I'd love to see what qualifies under each category!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy, and a big congratulations on publishing!

msgould_ams (at) hotmail (dot) com

Miss Muggins said...

What a beautiful book, what a beautiful declaration of love!

Miss Muggins said...

just popped a link on face book too!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I would love, love, love to win a copy! :O) Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jennie said...

I simply have to get a copy of your book - I already have your Call Me cushion on my couch! :-)

Jazy said...

Awesome book! Congratulations on publishing!

m.e (Cathie) said...

happy anniversary, happy celebrating!
wow, looks amazing, how could it not.
you know I like you everywhere ♥

angela said...

congrats lola!
angela
imisswaylon@hotmail.com

Lea said...

What a wonderful peek. Congratulations. I can't wait to see more. My little Lulu would love your little joy dress. So sweet.

Lea said...

What a wonderful peek. Congratulations. I can't wait to see more. My little Lulu would love your little joy dress. So sweet.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Congrats on the book - looks fantastic! Easy sewing - my kind of book!

Pearly Queen said...

Congratulations on the book! I'd love to win a copy!

harmony and rosie said...

Yeehaw, the day has arrived. Wishing you lots and lots of success with your book, those three pics have whetted my appetite evn more. Please put me into your enormous hat for a chance to get my paws on it. Will come back when I've done the others!
Big hugs to you Alex, take time bringing those feet of yours back down to the ground :). xox

Michelle said...

Your book looks great and I would love to have it next to my other great crafting books.
Also shared your give away on facebook.
michelle@wals.nu

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Hello Tweeted again! I already have your book and have tweeted and blogged about it and recommended it to all! So I would love a mystery gift,
best wishes and crafting joy,
Daisy

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Congratulations! and well done!
Have tweeted giveaway. Received book last week and blogged and tweeted that too. have recommeneded it to the world.....Best wishes have a happy day, Daisy

Mandi said...

Congrats!!!

will go & share on my page!!

ajrich@live.com.au

Mandi said...

Congrats! will go & share on face book!!

ajrich@live.com.au

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy anniversary to you both, you and I share special date!
Please, please, please include me in your great giveaway! :)
Vivienne x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I have shared your giveaway on Facebook!
Vivienne x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh, I can't resist. I mean I have just sent my sewing machine away to be fixed so I can start using it again! Where better to start!

Hugest congratulations Alex, you must be over the moon x

Nana Go-Go said...

I know a little person who would love that tent!and I know a bigger person who loves everything else in your FABULOUS book. What a fantastic achievement, my friend, you should be very,very proud of yourself.Good luck with it all.x

Nana Go-Go said...

ps have put your giveaway button on my sidebar.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Link added to my blog's sidebar :D

debbie h. said...

Happy Anniversary Lola and The Engineer:) Lola, I would be so happy to win a copy of your new book. I have my niece and 2 of her roommates visiting me this weekend for a crafty, sewing, cooking weekend, and how fun would it be if the next time they came, we had your book to play with? Enjoy your amazing anniversary weekend. I'm headed over to twitter now and will post you on my facebook page too:)
XX
Debbie debpech4@hotmail.com

Faith said...

I would love to be entered into your lovely giveaway....thank you!

Happy Anniversary to you! Exciting times!

Luisa Santos said...

Congratulations! Count me in! :)

Shirls said...

Happy Anniversary and your book looks wonderful!!

spongent@hotmail.com

Shirls said...

Shared via facebook as well :)

josie crafter at Homemade and Happy said...

Hi Alex ! Thanks for popping by and for your lovely words over on Instagram, after my miserable couple of days. I'm brighter today!
Well, I would dearly love a copy of your book, but I fear it would cost you a great deal to post it to Blighty if I won the giveaway ??
But if postage to Blighty is not a problem, then YES PLEASE ! enter me in your giveaway.
The chapter headings sound great !
It still makes me beam :-) when I see pics of your book - CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!
xxx

veronica said...

Love the posy pockets. Now they are very different. Veronica

Paula said...

This looks like such fun! I would love to win this giveaway! I am also sharing on Facebook!

Yoga and Zumba® with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba® Instructor said...

Nice! Hope this applies to the US too!

gaileee at yahoo dottith com

fee @ chipper nelly said...

me me me!
I didn't know you had a book out - and now I do. Lovely giveaway...off to see what else I have to do to increase my chances...fee x

Yoga and Zumba® with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba® Instructor said...

Following a you as YogaWithGaileee twitter.

gaileee at yahoo dottith com

fee @ chipper nelly said...

...and I've shared it on FB...fee x

Yoga and Zumba® with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba® Instructor said...

And "Liked" you on facebook as gaileee at yahoo dottith com.....

fee @ chipper nelly said...

...and tweeted! (as if I know how that all works....) fee x
www.chippernelly.blogspot.com

C o w R o a d said...

Are you kidding me??? I would love to win your book! And I will share it on Facebook also! Jippie! :-)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh my lordy I would love to win this book, I want to make that dress for my 4 year old and the tent for all the kids now ! Please pop me in your hat. will comment when I fb and tweet as i love a mystery especially when it is written in Spanish or Italian lol x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

have tweeted it for you :-)

Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful book. I would love to have it on my book shelves and to make the ideas within it. I've tweated also as @AyannaAccessory

Ro Zan said...

Your book looks lovely! Great ideas just looking at teh cover!

Laila said...

Oooooh fingers crossed, I need some sewing inspiration so this would be a fab parcel to wing it's way to my doorstep!

dogmatix said...

The book looks great. Happy anniversary :)

blondie19012k said...

I so love that tent! I have a toddler, but my first thought was that I want to make one for me and where I could put it... oops!

blondie19012k said...

I tweeted too :)
https://twitter.com/Sarah_L_N/status/244585651570372608

Karen Walk Handmade Stationery said...

Oh me too please! Love this blog, have shared on FB and Twitter. Email is design@karenwalk.com

:-)

knittienora said...

Please pop me in the hat! I have shared of FB too because I love mysteries! :-)

Louise
xx

my little red suitcase said...

Hi I would love to enter your give-away too! The book looks great! Heather x

Julia said...

Congratulations on your book! I would like to join this give away too :) Have a nice sunday! Julia

Swirlyarts said...

Oooooh yes please :) I've also tweeted about it too. I'm @swirlyarts on Twitter if you need to check!

harmony and rosie said...

Me again. Just put a link to your fabbo giveaway on my blog and will put it on FB later in the day.

xx

charlotte said...

A wonderful book! Exciting times for you, good luck. I have also shared from my sew far sew good FB page. x x

Carmen said...

I'm not sure how I landed on your blog, one of those click, click, click, click journeys through Blogland. But am glad I did. As someone who is very much a beginner sewer I am ,loving the look of your sneak peeks especially that dress and tent... am I wrong in thinking a newbie could manage them?

Many thanks for the chance to win :)

Carmen said...

...and I have tweeted: https://twitter.com/craftywhoopidoo/status/244884410602762240 and shared your link on my FB wall :)

Thanks again.

Kami said...

I would love to win a copy of your book!

Colette said...

Oh now exciting! I'd love a copy, it looks like a really beautiful book. Great job!

Effie said...

Your book looks very inspiring. I would love to win a copy (and spread the word on the Dutch readers marked ;-))

Christine said...

I've got the book already (it's fabulous) so don't put my name in the hat, but I'd love a chance to win a "Mystery Gift", so I'm going to share on FB

Anonymous said...

oooo I would love to make the tent - am planning on where it can go! Yes I follow you on facebook too...

Sarah x

Jennie said...

Oh how fun! I'd love to win this lovely book!
LMSunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

lilac and old roses said...

Ooo yes please, can you enter me. It looks just the book to have in my new craft room and to get some creative juices going!

janenash57@btinternet.com

eskimo*rose said...

Oh my, how exciting, it looks like a totally gorgie book, you must be so proud ... I love the little tree material that is used for the cushion on the front cover ... you don't happen to remember what it is?

bec said...

Ooh, I'd love a copy please! Then I won't have to wait till Christmas to buy it! And can't believe I nearly missed entering, sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Felice anniversario e complimenti per il libro!! Partecipo con gioia!
Grazie
Domenica
mimma.nucera@libero.it

Kath said...

How wonderful! And what a beautiful gift this will make. I'm itching for some stitching now...you can find me over at www.inverleith.blogspot.com good luck everyone! hoep the book is going swimmingly Alex xxx

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Ooh what a gorgeous book! I'd love to win a copy!
Victoria xx

ALoadofOldTat said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Nanageddon said...

Love to win this

my email is

jandcbaker@orcon.net.nz

Nanageddon said...

Also shared on facebook :-)

jandcbaker@orcon.net.nz

Connor Baker

Michelle said...

My sister has your book and I am jealous. It is so cool! I would love to win it!

zeekthebeak@comcast.net

Katyha said...

oh how lovely. Fingers crossed ;)

katyha_g[at]hotmail[dot]com

SewGoodPals said...

Lots of lovely projects x Sewgoodpals@hotmail.co.uk

Mariona Cardona said...

Congratulations!!
I would love to win your book!!!
I shraed on facebook! ;)

Puumaya said...

Hello and greetz from Holland! You really must know there are fan's of your blog in this tiny tiny country...
I am very much looking foward to the long, dark and cold winter evenings that will soon come. It gives me the opportunity to really get my sewing maching and start some new projects.
You would really make my day!
Thanks for your inspiration, i love to read your blog!
With love, Tieneke
(mother, wife, nurse, seamstress, gardener, cook ;-)

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!
I would love to win your fantastic book!!

carmen_ss@yahoo.com

♥ Priddy Priddy ♥ said...

Sounds like a fabulosa give-away
Nicky
x

♥ Priddy Priddy ♥ said...

Oh and shared to my page @PriddyPriddy on facebook!
x

Homebird said...

Oh this would keep me very happy during the dark months, it looks & sounds beautiful. Sam @happyhomebird

Homebird said...

Have also tweeted as @happyhomebird

xx

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats on your new book, it looks gorgeous, please could you enter me for your giveaway, I've also shared it on FB. Thank you :-) X

Sheena said...

I so would love to win this :)
Sheena x
sheena@pjrowlands.com

june at noon said...

Looks beautiful. Congrats!

Lululoves said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and your new book which looks fabulous, what lovely reasons to celebrate.
Emma xx
Emma@lululoves.co.uk

dosierosie said...

Have I made it in time can I join in please.
Gillx

Strawberry Patch said...

Such a beautiful book, I would love to own a copy

Emily said...

I just received a sewing machine for my birthday (I haven't used one for three years - not since I moved to the UK from the US) and the projects from your book would be great to get back in the sewing groove!

(sushichickATgmail.com)

principeta said...

Congratulations!!!This looks amazing,count me in,please.Than you for the chance to win this lovely book.

angelpai said...

Congrats ... was our 13th anniversary on 11 Sept.