My Fabric House Giveaway!

I was so pleased when Luella from My Fabric House contacted me to ask if I wanted to do this because (and if you’re a regular reader you’ll know this already..) it’s one of my favourite shops (I admit, I have quite a lot, but it’s right up there!). I always browse their lovely fabrics when I’m after something chic and sweet, and maybe a little bit quirky – things that MFH does really well. And with free (yay!) and  super-speedy delivery too, there’s not much else us customers can ask for is there?

One of the reasons for this Very Berry collaboration with MFH is to announce the arrival of some gorgeous new fabrics – aren’t they fab?!  Look at these stylish little birds and vintage-style flowers (and the lambs, what a shame they don’t come with the fabric..):

Shell grey birds cotton fabric from My Fabric HouseSmoke Blue English Tea Time Floral Cotton from My Fabric House

and how about this sweet linen print called Fabric Fan? Sheep and squirrels buying fabric? And there’s an adorable Red Riding Hood print linen too. Who can resist?!

Fabric Fan linen fabric from My Fabric House

Red Riding Hood fabric from My Fabric House

Speaking of linen, one of the fabrics that I buy time and time again from MFH is a lovely tiny polka dot linen that comes in a really useful selection of colours (you can see how I’ve used them just here). You can see all their linen fabrics (and ribbons and linen-covered buttons) in their new Love Linen feature.

Linen bundles from My Fabric House

So, to the giveaway! I love this one because there are going to be 10 winners! How fab is that? I have 10 vouchers for £5 each for you to spend at My Fabric House (click on the image to read the terms and conditions):

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere, and will close at midnight, Sunday March 25th.

Just leave a comment on this post (not on Facebook or anywhere else!) to be in with a chance of winning. If you’d like to say more than ‘I’d like to win please!’, then why not tell me (thinking of Red Riding Hood…) your favourite story or book when you were a child. Mine was The Tree that Sat Down – I must have read it 100s of times!

Good luck!

144 thoughts on “My Fabric House Giveaway!

  1. Lovely fabrics 🙂
    My favourite story was called “Jennie’s chocolate kittens” in an anthology called “Tell me a story”. I hunted down a copy of it that I read to my children now.
    🙂

  2. Wow – the fabrics look sooo pretty! My favourite book was called Under Plum Lake by Lionel Davidson. I’ve re-read it many times since and I really look forward to reading it to my little boy in the not too distant future 🙂

  3. Gorgeous fabrics and my fabourite childhood books were anything by Enid Blyton but especially ‘The Faraway Tree’ trilogy!

  4. Oops, nearly missed this one!
    One of our favourites was ‘Stand back said the elephant, I’m going to sneeze’!

  5. The little birdie fabric is lush!! I love MFH too – I couldnt even bring myself to use the cute little father christmas fabric I got last year :p
    Ok you will probably never heard of my book but it was called “dinner ladies dont count” It was a little book filled with little school stories 🙂 xx

  6. I just love anything pink or anything linen
    My favourite book when I was a child was The Wind in the Willows, Toad was such a great charactor. Poop Poop! My (now huge grown up children) were all read this book on my than one occassion and we still have that same book today .
    2nd choice Nurse Matilda , now famously made into a film and renamed Nanny McPhee. Still have that original book too!

  7. Fab competition! I just hope if I win, I can make things as beautiful as you as I love your wallets made from co-ordinating patterned fabric! One of my favourite stories as a child (and still is) The Changeover by Margaret Mahy

  8. There were so many books I loved when I was younger, the borrowers, heidi, 5 children and it, the worst witch, the magic faraway tree but my favourite books were the Just William books, I’m now trying to find copies for my son to read 🙂

  9. I always loved Hanzel & Gretel & Little Red Riding Hood as I had the Books with the little vinyl album (7″ I think like the music ones) that told the story to me and there was sound effects and lots of suspense..lol! Memories I’ll keep forever – love MFH too, I’m waiting for an order to come in the post anyday now…stalking the postie daily 🙂

  10. My favorite book to read to my children at bedtime was just go to bed! Funny book that the older ones still remember all my silliness while reading it! 🙂 love you fabric! Would love to win! Xxx

  11. Ooooo, what a fab give away!

    My favourite book when I was little was the wishing cahir by enid blyton, read it over and over… Loved it :o)

  12. I don’t have a favourite story as such – Being from India, I loved reading Indian comic books called Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha.

    I love their animal kingdom butterfly print.

  13. I love the designs! Im so glad to have found this site 🙂
    My favourite book when i was a child is hard, as i read non stop, but there was one about two little men who lived inside a refrigerator and they ran and turned the light on for you when you opened the door, athough they have never been seen! They had great adventures and I would love to find it again, also i enjoyed The Magic Faraway Tree and would daydream avout visiting strange wonderful lands 🙂

  14. I ❤ fabric house and i do need fabric! Oh and my book would have to be one my grandma bought me, it was called Cockle Button, Cockle Ben.

  15. I was a huge reader and one of my favourite when I was reading alone was Bogwoppit by Ursula Moray Williams.

    Read a lot of Enid Blyton too!

    Teen books were Judy Blume …

  16. My favourite book? Difficult to choose but I loved Alan Garner’s resonating piecing of myths and folklore. Still do actually. (That grey bird fabric is lovely. I hope I win the voucher!)

  17. Such a fabulous giveaway! I LOVE MFH 🙂 My favourite childhood books were Fingerling books. They were amazing! I read them for years. Being Dutch, I actually had to Google the English name for them, but I can highly recommend these for any child. Thanx for hosting this giveaway!

  18. My favouite childhood book was the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton – I’ve enjoyed reading it again to my daughter.

  19. My favourite book was the Magic Faraway Tree. I give it as a gift to children on their Christening as you can have too many money boxes and first tooth boxes!

    Hope I win!!!

  20. fabulous Idea, can;t wait to check out MY FABRIC HOUSE,love new places to source gorgeous fabrics for my own homemade loveliness.

  21. oooh – nice give away.Thanks for the chance.
    And the book would be ‘The Three Little Pigs’ I just loved all that huffing and puffing.
    Jane

  22. I love the things that you make, and the fabric from my fabric house is gorgeous!!! I have just re-discovered sewing – and can not stop buying / looking at projects and fabric… The problem I have, is which project to start first!!! It’s all soo inspiring…

  23. I only recently discovered my fabric house.. they have some fab fabrics and i’d love to win.. particularly ❤ the red riding hood one – think i could make something fab for my handmade dollys out of that x

  24. Being a total Tomboy as a child my favourite books were by far my Beano and Dandy Annuals. I loved them so much that when they weren’t being read (usually because it’s not easy to read a book whilst climbing a tree) they were under my pillow, ready for a sneaky late night (9pm) read!

  25. Brilliant giveaway, thank you!…..and it’s hard to name just one favourite childhood book, but my favourite author by miles was Enid Blyton!…not very ‘pc’ these days tho! 🙂

  26. I’d love to win please, my favourite story as a child was Winnie the pooh, classic now like reading it to my children 🙂

  27. My favourite book was anything by Enid Blyton when I was a child – particularly the Secret Seven series and of course, Famous Five. I spent hours and hours reading – living out in the middle of nowhere on a farm meant I had a lot of my own company! Enid helped fill that void, bless her 🙂
    I would love to win by the way!

  28. hello – i loved anything by enid blyton when i was young – escaping into adventures or fairyland. xx

  29. My favourite was a series of books by the Swedish writer Agaton Sax. The books were translated into english and were comedy detective novels written for children. Great giveaway!

  30. I loved so many it’s hard to choose. The picture book that’s stuck with me though is called Never Tease a Weasel. They brought it out again a few years back, and of course I had to buy it. The words are still the same but they drew new pictures! I was ever so disappointed.

    Oh and Brambley Hedge too. I’d like to rescue those from the shelf next time I visit my parents.

  31. Great giveaway!! my favorite book was George’s Marvelous Medicine when I was younger then in my teens Little House in the Big Woods!!

  32. What a great giveaway!
    I’m another Enid Blyton fan – I can stillremember the smell (slighly dusty book smell) of the Secret Seven and Famous Five books I borrowed from the library.

  33. Would love to win! Favourite books were anything by Enid Blyton. Trying to get my daughter into them now too!

  34. thanks for the chance. i had lots of books as a child but the greatest collection of enid Blyton books thats the only author i can really remember.

  35. Thanks for the chance to win. My favourites as a child were Enid Blyton (particularly The Secret Island and the Mallory Towers books) and Roald Dahl. Just read George’s Marvellous Medicine to my wee boy and he loved it too.

  36. Thank you for the giveaway! My favourite book was Ferdinand the Bull (favourite line “she was a sensible mother, even if she was a cow”), followed a little later by the Little House books, and Narnia.

  37. I’d love to enter your giveaway please 🙂

    My fav childhood book was ‘Ant and Bee and the Rainbow’ once my dad finished reading it every night to me I’d make him read it again!

  38. Oooo lovely giveaway! I loves anything by Enid Blyton.. and loved the Magic Faraway Tree…as did my own children… I also had a book called ‘Mr. Mysterious’ which was excellent – but don’t know who it was by. Happy Sunday! Jill :)x

  39. Hello, I absolutely loved Little House in the Big Woods, and still do, as my daughter’s now reading it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  40. I love Fabric Fan!
    My favourite book: very easy. Its “When we were very young” by AA Milne and EH Shepard. It was a gift from my aunt when I was 6. I kept it all these years (tattered and torn) and gave it to my daughter when she turned 6, who gave it to her brother when he turned 6. Its an heirloom now.
    Its one of very few things I would save if there was a fire.

  41. I would so love to win one of these, I would order some small prints for dolls clothes 🙂 My favourite stories when growing up were the Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan the lion was such a great character, I cried every time I read the chapter he dies in 😦 Another favourite was a classic Watership Down, the way the story is told is amazing, you would think the writer had lived in a rabbit warren!

  42. What a lovely competition, and your right they do have to quickest delievery my latest order was in my hand in less than 24 hours. I’d love to win and my favourite story has to be ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ by the Grimm brothers x

  43. I loved all the Enid Blyton books! My favourites were the’ Adventure’ books and the ‘Famous Five’

  44. My fave childhood story was Curtain Up by Noel Streatfield. I still have my dig eared tattered copy (now in about 5 pieces, the spine broke through over use) in my bookshelf today!!

  45. Winnie the Pooh for me and still is – what lovely fabric – already planning on what to make……. Louise

  46. Love the linens, very pretty and I do like a bit of thought and staging with the photography. I remember buying Fantastic Mr Fox and reading it again and again and again!

  47. I’d like to win and will go check out my fabric house as I like having uk companies in my list of possibly purchasing opportunities

  48. What lovely fabric. My favourite book when I was very small was ‘Henry’s Wagon’. Later on it was ‘Little Women’. I read that one four times when I was 10 years old. My favourite character was Beth and I was devastated when she died. Nevertheless, I read it again and again – possibly hoping that she would survive the next time.

  49. Oh. lovely fabric! As a small child I loved The Billy Goats Gruff and Chicken Licken and then moved on to The Secret Garden and Little Princess and then onto The Chalet School, Tom’s Midnight Garden and The Children of Green Knowe (spelling?!) via Anne of Green Gables and What Katy Did!!

  50. Oo, pick me! Pick me! I love the fabric house fabric and that sheep (or are they goats fabric) is very cool!

  51. Wow! Favourite story….hmmm that is a tough one. I think I’d have to say the Wind and the Willows. I love the diversity of all the characters, or at least I think I did because when I used to have it read to me I am positive I did not know what diversity meant. Think I must dig that out and read it to my daughter. would love to win, I love flower power ultra violet and light orchid, beautiful fabric. fingers crossed xXx

  52. Just wanted to say Thank you for your list of online fabric shops. This year I took up sewing again and have made myself a Summer top from some old fabric I had just to see if I could. Now that I’m happy with the result I’ve ordered some lovely fabric for another top and some flannel for a pair of pyjama bottoms from Calico Laine.

  53. Well what a fantastic prize, of course I would love to win but I’m sure theirs a lot of people thinking the same thing. Well I’m going to say good luck to everyone.
    My favourite book when younger was the enchanted tree and the loin the witch and the warbrobe.

  54. Ooh lovely fabrics! Wouldn’t we all like to win. My favourite books when I was about 4 or 5 were the Milly Molly Mandy stories.

  55. Lovely giveaway!!! Would love to win these!!!
    My fav book from chilhood, *Little Prince*, over and over again! xx

  56. One of my favourite books when i was young and i still re read them is the magic wishing chair by enid blyton and naughty amelia jane i still have dog eared copies 🙂

  57. I read loads when I was a child without having a favourite book or author even. I got really into Thomas Hardy in my first couple of years at secondary school (I know, odd kid) especially the poetry. I’ve always loved poetry though, even as a child.

    I like giveaways too (and winning the odd one might be nice) so we shall see what happens this time!

  58. My favourite book was the tiger that came to tea. I so wanted a tiger to pop round for a cuppa!!!

  59. Great competition, the magic far away tree was my fave when I was growing up. Looking over My Fabric House fabrics ALWAYS makes me not want to go to work so I can stay home and make stuff. Love there pieces X

  60. What a wonderful fabric site! I love those goats and squirrels, And the RRHood :^)
    My Favorite books when I was a kid were: Leo the Late Bloomer, and The Lorax. BUt I also loved a book of limericks by Edward Lear!

  61. My favourite book when I was little was revolting rhymes by roald dahl 🙂 oh and the witches 🙂 xx

  62. Ali! What a great great job you did, can’t thank you enough for all the kind words you said about us (My Fabric House) It really gave all of us a huge boost and the bestest luck to everyone! xoxo
    Luella from My Fabric House

  63. Great giveaway and yes, I would love to win!!! Oh to pick one book…I think Winkin Blinkin and Nod was a pretty cool when we were kids…

  64. What a great giveaway. I read so many books when I was young, but my one of my favourites was The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark ( poor little Plop the baby barn owl was so sweet!)

  65. Ooh, linen, must go and look…

    In the meantime, I loved the Chalet School books and the Swallows and Amazons series. Not sure why, as a child of the 80s I should have loved such old books, but there you go!

  66. I loved the magic far away tree too, must be a really popular one. Can’t wait to read it to my kids!

  67. I would love to be a winner. My favourite set of books when I was little, we’re the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton.

  68. I would LOVE to win – ordered from MFH too, and can’t wait to go back for more. Such great stuff.
    My favourite story book as a chile was ‘We’re going on a bear hunt…’ I think I know it word for word. 🙂 x

  69. I’d love to win ANYTHING from you guys! Your shop is my absolute fave on facebook! You get the prettiest fabric I have ever seen. Big love!! Haha, silly Emma! I totally forgot to tell you my favourite childhood story. It was and still is, Matilda by Roald Dahl. I always loved it because I could relate to her in a lot of ways (not as clever, but just as strange!) and the story helped me get though a lot of tough times. The lesson is obviously, that as long as you keep your chin up and stay the person you are and love what you do, things will get better and good things will happen. It is so very true! xxx

  70. Your recommendation for some lovely fabric led me to fabric house so thank u as have made some lovely bandana bibs with elephants on, and thinking bout mobile phone covers. V excited by giveaway!

  71. super competition! i too was a lover of enid blyton, loved the malory towers books, but more recently i’ve rediscovered childrens books for their illustrations, and i absolutely adore the edge chronicles books for theirs.

  72. Thanks for the giveaway Ali – when I was younger I absolutely Enid Blyton’s the Famous Five and the Secret Seven and used to go to the library every week to get supplies to keep me going until the following week…. Ah happy days sat curled up reading xx

  73. I’d love to win, just brought loads of cute fabric from them last night for a buntin project for my little girls room. I loved to read the magic far away tree when i was small too. Must get a copy now to read to my little girl.

  74. Hurrah! What an amazing selection of fabrics!
    My favourite story book was The Mousehole Cat. The story is set in my home from home, and the illustrations are sublime!
    Thanks for the chance for winning a great prize!
    Jen@madeinminch

  75. Thanks for having this giveaway. It seems so long ago that I was a child reading books that I can’t think of what was my favorite way back then. I do remember enjoying the Dr. Seuss books a lot.

    Cindy

  76. I love My Fabric House and would really love to win 🙂 I loved lots of books when I was growing up! A favourite of my childrens at the moment is Zog by Julia Donaldson and The Gruffalo of course!

  77. Eu li todos os clássicos:Cinderela,Os 3 porquinhos,A bela adormecida etc…Mas me lembrei de um agora infanto-juvenil…..O meu pé de laranja lima,não lembro do autor.Obrigado por tantas lembranças,saudade do meu pai que por ser um leitor ferrenho,nos ensinou como ler uma estória sem pressa…saboreando as palavras e pensado no significado…beijos. tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com———–Brasil

  78. wow this is a very nice give away, my fav book was the sad story of chicken licken, he was a stupid lil chicken in fact the stupidest in the whole world, he was eaten in the end by foxy locky, along with his friends henny lenny, ducky lucky,( guess not so lucky),drakey lakey, goosy loosy, turkey lurkey, and cocky locky, i loved this book and still do, but not as much as i would love to be a winner of this competition.

  79. Would love to win!! I also loved the magic far away tree and the enchanted wood. Oh and all the Moomin stories, being a bit Scandi had them all! Gonn astopnow coz there are faar too many good bools to list….. ;-D

  80. I used to love all of Enid Blytons ‘Adventure’ books. I think that The Island of Adventure was my favourite.

  81. I’d love to win – I loved CS Lewis’s Narnia books (still do) and plan to read them to my 7 month old son once we have finish Winnie-the-Pooh

  82. Hi. Wow, what an exciting giveaway! My favourite book when I was a child was The Coconut Island Twins but I can’t remember the author.Three or four years ago I went to Mauritius and saw a sugar cane plantation for the first time and I was immediately transported back to my childhood and the part in the book where one of them is lost in the sugar cane. It was the best part of the holiday for me.
    Oh, and by the way, I would really like to win one of the prizes!

  83. It would be lovely to win. My favourite book when I was younger was The Magic Faraway Tree and now I like to read The Giving Tree to my son!

  84. I recently found a copy of “The tiger that came to tea” in a cafe and reminisced about how I use to love that book as a child. I remember my mum reading it to me and all the wonderful illustrations. I read it all the way through sitting at the table, drinking my tea and completely ignoring the people I was with and it was just as good as I remembered it!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. I would love to win. It is really hard to choose a favourite book as I was a voracious reader ( I think I managed to read through almost the entire childrens section of our local library) but one that I loved, and still love (and still have) is “The Little White Horse” by Elizabeth Goudge.

  86. I’m just really starting to get into sewing, and I haven’t tried using linen with any projects yet, but I’d certainly like to. I hear it’s really useful, and besides, I like working with natural fibres as often as possible.

  87. I loved The Snow Queen, and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. I blame that one for a life long chocolate obsession. Thanks for the giveaway.

  88. Absolutely gorgeous fabrics and the ‘Inspire Me’ page is brilliant! I can’t remember one book or story in particular from my childhood as being my favourite but I do remember anything and everything by Enid Blyton as being totally enthralling 😀

  89. i would love to be part of the giveaway, thank you. i loved so many Enid Blyton books, anything horsey and a lovely one called Apple Tree Farm?? which i would love to find again for my children xx

    1. Claire, I think it was The Children of Cherry Tree Farm if it’s the same one I’m thinking of… A trilogy? It was brilliant and I think I might still have the entire collection (plus a lot if other Blyton books) sitting in my parents’ attic!

    2. Usborne books do all of the Apple Tree Farm books… the ones where there’s a duck hidden on every page, right? I have a few for my boys, their fave is “Tractor gets Stuck”. Hope you manage to find it though x

  90. Oh wonderful giveaway! I had a story LP of the brothers Grimm when I was wee, and I loved it. It had the Fishermans Wife, Rumplestiltskin, and my favourite was about a mouse, a bird and a sausage that lived together….

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