Monday, December 12, 2011

SMS GrowMama Giveaway time!

Big ole Kiwi-style welcome to those of you new to GrowMama!

And to business...I make and sell my own designs made with gorgeous vintage fabrics for babies, children and accessories for the Mama's and Papa's. All designs are tried and tested in house. Hardwearing, stylish, simple, comfortable and easy on the pocket and the earth. Each piece i make is unique to you. The GrowMama blog is, well, snapshots of our daily life living in the bush, by the beach, crafting up a as large as we dare.

This time 'round i am offering a package of GrowMama goodies for the hardworking Mama

1) Vintage fabric headband. Perfect for those bad hair days (lets face it, every mama of small children should own at least one!). Can be worn folded over with hair peeking out vintage style, gypsy scarf'll find what works for you.
2) Vintage barkcloth glasses case - stop those glasses from getting scratched bouncing around in the bag.
3) Pocket tissue holder for the handbag. Every mama's in need of an emergency tissue from time to time.
4) A surprise gift. I'll get to know the winner a bit and pop something into the for one of your kids? A re-usable vintage fabric snack bag? Clues may be found in the
GrowMama Felt shop HERE.
Tame the chaos of your bag with a glasses case in vintage barkcloth. I loved my headband in this fabric so much i made one for you.

Plus, there's that surprise remember!

Leave a comment below. In your comment leave a link to a favourite blog and say why you love it. Try and give one that isn't quite so well known if you can. That way, we can all share the blog love...i love discovering a new favourite blog, don't you?! (Oh yes, have a wander through the GrowMama archives too and stick around...i have some great weekly features and some blog design tweaks to launch in the New Year. GrowMama readership is growing and Growing...hoorah and hi everyone!)

International entries very welcome. Giveaway closes December 16th, 5pm PST'ish. I read every comment and put my ten favourite ones into the magic hat and the winner is traditionally chosen by the smallest member of the household.
Happy Giveaway Days to y'all!

Now, head along back to Sew Mama for some more Giveaway fun. Link on my 'Inspiring' list on the right there....


  1. I found one today on one of the giveaways,
    it is too soon for me to know if it is popular
    but it looks like a nice blog.
    It is called Three turns to home
    Thank you for the give away. I am so excited,
    with 6 kiddos I dont take time for myself. This would be a great treat.
    Have a lovely day.(*^_^*)

  2. What a great giveaway. I tend to find blogs through other blogs so I don't know if this one is popular. She makes such a variety of things.

  3. please enter me in your draw
    its mine :)

  4. I like this one

  5. My mom would love these tissue holders and spec pouch...apart from my blog I absolutely love

  6. There are so many fun blogs out there! I like Lady of the Arts a lot these days..

  7. I love the misterxstitch blog, at I've been loving my embroidery lately, and that's a great one. Feeling stitchy ( is also a good one.

    I would love that headband- I'm always looking for good ways to keep my hair out of my face at work, because I work with potentially-infectious human blood samples and reaching up to brush hair out of my face is a very, very bad idea. corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

  8. Ooowwweee, looks so cool! A blog I love is . I love this because I love there ethics, their designs & just that beautiful feel when I'm visiting their blog. Happy Christmas! xx

  9. Yes please! Im loving the look of that gorgeous headband- and Im tellin ya, Im needing one of those puppies! :-).
    My fave blog is @
    That Flower- she's just FAB! Xx*

  10. Hi, like it a lot. My favorite blog is because I like to crochet and Lucy has made lovely blankets and ornaments with adorable colors.

  11. Here's one of my favorite blogs. It is written by an up and coming art quilter. I love art quilting, the more contemporary the better and I love the way she uses color and hand stitching to bring it all together. Enjoy!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


    I really like this blog. She is always having tutes and giveaways and her fabric shop has good prices too. Your prizes for the giveaway are spot on! Thanks for the chance to win

  13. I really like Vanessa Caban's blog not just knitting! Vanessa is a talented illustrator!! Please check her out!

  14. Www.makeit-love

    Lots of great sewing tutorials and advice!

    nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

  15. I love She has some great photos!

  16. I like Jeni's blog In Color Order:

  17. You have a sweet blog and nice giveaway. thank you! i love the fabrics you choose. this is one of my favorite blogs - Jenelle has the cutest tutorials! thanks!

  18. I saw the blog did not post for Jenelle's blog - this is it -

  19. Greetings from Canada!

    My favorite blog is mine
    Deb brings paper to life with useful, unique and beautiful origami tutorials.

    Merry Christmas Anissa

  20. I'd be excited to win this giveaway:)
    Here's a blog that I have been known to peruse...

    Thanks for the giveaway offer:)

  21. One of my favorites is I do a small blog too :)

  22. is my favorite.

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. One of my favourite blogs is seaside siblings

  24. Thank you! I think my favorite blog is Casey's Elegant Musings. Which is quite popular but it's on my mind!

    erikaahaj at

    I like this blog and I hope it grows and grows. This is a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

  26. I'd love to win these accessories, in my colours (yay), from my homeland! We're a bit gypsyish too... now in Dallas, TX, USA. Another of our Kiwi travelling friends quilts in Luxembourg. Her blog is and I love her!

  27. Wow, such lovely fabrics! Very beautiful. I especially love the glasses case. I could so use that.

    Can I be a bit cheeky and say I'd love more people to visit my own blog? *chuckles* Well then how about one that's for a lovely woman: She's crafy and funny and kind. Enjoyable to read.

    Anyway, thanks for the chance to win!

  28. I'm not goign to share my favourite, but my "oh look at that"- blog of the month
    I just love the colour combinations and the tutorials and ohh well it makes me feel like I should do some more crocheting again.
    But alas all my knitting/crocheting/sewing stuff is boxed up and safely tucked away at grandmas. I cuoldn't resist to take some fabric and sewing needles along but all the rest ... ahh well March will come.
    Well anyway I found lot's of projects for my "I want to try that out" list.
    If you ask me next month I will probably be doing my "ohh look at that"-notions on another blog ..

  29. Here is one I really like:
    She has a good sense of humor!

  30. I love redbarnco dot blogspot dot com. I was taught how to quilt from her and also she has great idea and pictures on her blog!

  31. I love your work. I also love following "feeding the soil". So honest and great photos!

  32. I don't have a favorite blog but I did find this great random tutorial generator that can take you to tons of new blogs... thanks for a great giveaway!

  33. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize.
    Kind regards from Germany.
    Why don't you hop over to this blog, very thoughtful and interesting...

  34. My favorite blog is from a friend and a mom of twins...who crafts too!

  35. I like this blog, she is inspiring me to take up quilting!

  36. one i read daily is SouleMama. she's got great insight, style and beautiful photographs!

  37. I heart my friends blog GemmaJoy...

    xo Steph

  38. I love visiting for design and crafty inspiration. Go and you'll see!

  39. Not really a lesser known blog, but I love , especially their Make This Look column.

    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

  40. My favorite is My Cozy Little Whimsy Nook, because she makes a lovely fantasy world for herself. (And I like her art and her sewing projects.) Neat things you have!

  41. This isn't a craft blog but I often go to it for inspiration. She posts photographs from editorial fashion, architecture and vintage photos. Every time I go there I have to give myself a time limit for the visit, or I'd be there for hours. .
    And those eyeglass cases are such a great idea! As are the picnic mat roll-ups, haven't gone on a picnic in ages and those would make it so easy.


    Got me hooked into the giveaways!

  43. Love your giveaway.

    My favorite blog isn't a crafty one, but she makes me laugh out loud everytime -

  44. My step-mom just started a new blog
    Check it out!
    And I like that headband! I wear a lot of headbands!