Give away: Pincushions Anyone?

Don’t you just love my new pincushion? I am in love with it. I can’t wait for it to get into my little hands ( I am still to find someone whose hands are smaller than mine).

My new little treasure was bought off etsy, from Mela, of Pincushion Treats. Mela’s shop is new, and she makes and sells pincushions. If you have been reading her blog, you would know by now that she is obsessed with pincushions….and napkins (sorry Mela, just had to add that).

Mela currently lives in London, but is originally from Austin, Texas, and she says:

Since moving to London from Austin, Texas I have fallen in love with everything textile related. Another thing I have fallen for is hunting for cute tea cups and other household goodies. So I’ve married the two and have been making pincushions ever since. 

I travel through the streets of London, searching through charity shops and vintage fairs to find the perfect gems. The pincushions are distinctly different from each other. None are perfect, but there lies the charm. The slight wear on the items show they had an old life and I am quite happy to provide them with a new one.”

So, to celebrate Mela’s new shop, I am offering one of you the chance to win a pincushion of your choice from Mela’s shop.

To win one of these gems, all you have to do is like Mela’s page on facebook, take a look at her shop and leave a comment here, on my blog, with the name of the pincushion you would like to win. If you do not have a facebook account, you can still like her facebook page by going to her blog and clicking on the facebook “like” button on the right side of her blog.

This give away is open to everyone, no matter your location in the world. 

Now, normally I would say it is restricted to humans only, but considering the fact that I am concious of the sometimes substantial buying power of non-humans resident on earth (many of them being the offspring of monarchs come to study our culture for future diplomatic assignations you see), I shall extend this give away to them as well. I’m sure their mothers, sisters or lady friends sometimes engage in a spot of needlework, and would be appreciative of such rare gems.
This give away will end on wednesday 29th February at midnight london time.


  1. February 17, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    what lovely pincushions! I'd love to win one – thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  2. February 17, 2012 / 1:25 pm

    Wow, I had no idea about this new venture. Aren't they darling! Tough choice, but I'm for the pink polka dot – and I firmly predict that Handmade Jane will, too! Good luck, Mena, and thank you for the opportunity, Dibs. NB Love the new look of the blog.

  3. February 17, 2012 / 4:09 pm

    I love the mouse planter one! But I'm not on facebook (sisters used my wall to throw good natured abuse at each other so I vacated! They would fill my wall up completely!) and it wont let me like on Mela's site without being a member of FB so I'll have to sit this one out. She's done a brilliant job though and Yay to you for supporting her!

  4. February 17, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    No worries. You can still enter the draw. So count yourself in.

  5. February 17, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    These are all brilliant, but my fav. would have to be the red on white pincushion. It would just look so smart in my little sewing cave….

  6. February 18, 2012 / 10:30 am

    Mela is awesome, isn't she? I've already liked her fb page and favourited her shop on Etsy. May I enter the giveaway please? I'd love the buttercup bone china one, if I win. Super blog of your own too, by the way. (I'm also having a giveaway at the moment if you'd like to enter

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  8. February 18, 2012 / 11:55 am

    I enter Mela's Sew Grateful giveaway and was so disappointed when I didn't win! I collect teacups, so I love her shop. I liked her shop on facebook, I follow both yours and her blog, and I'd love the Churchill English China pincusion, if I won.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. February 18, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    The clay mouse is my favorite. So cute!

  10. February 19, 2012 / 9:46 am

    I don't need a pincushion, but I just had to say – these are TOO CUTE! I love them. Will think of this Etsy shop the next time I need a gift for a crafty friend.

  11. February 20, 2012 / 1:08 am

    super cute.. I love pin cushions.. I have several.. and love all of them.
    How are you doing? Hope mr.noah is doing good, and being sweet to his mommy.. Sending prayers to you ,that you will be as comfortable as possiable. And soon will have that sweet bundle to rock and spoil..
    we are home from the hospital.. Kenny is really having a rough time.. Please continue to pray for him..

  12. February 22, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    Wonderful…I love pincushions. I like the Equestrian one the best, so do count me

  13. February 22, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    I would love to win one. Those are so unique and pretty.

  14. February 23, 2012 / 11:39 am

    Awww, they're incredibly cute. I think I love the Tea Cup Buttercup best. The rose is so pretty! Also, polka dots! 🙂

  15. February 23, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    I wish I could enter this but I don't do FB and it seems I can't like without a FB account!

  16. February 23, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    My favourite is the clay mouse, they are all really lovely though!

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