A big thank you..

The enormo-giveaway is still open to entrants until Thursday (the winners will be announced on Saturday), but I thought it was about time to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken part or blogged about the giveaway. Most important of all, I want to say a huge

Thank you!

to all the lovely shopkeepers who have been so generous with their support, and most importantly with their prizes.  Running a small business in today’s business climate is no small thing, and I hope Very Berry readers will repay their generosity by taking time to visit their shops and their blogs, and to follow them on Twitter and Facebook where possible.

So, in alphabetical order, here are our very generous giveaway sponsors:

Backstitch logo

Backstitch Blog

Backstitch on Facebook

Backstitch on Twitter


Eclectic Maker logo

Eclectic Maker on Facebook

Eclectic Maker on Twitter


Fabric with Love logo

Fabric with Love on Facebook

Fabric with Love on Twitter


Fancy Moon Logo

Fancy Moon on Facebook

Fancy Moon on Twitter


Gone to Earth logo

Gone to Earth blog

Gone to Earth on Twitter


Quilt Me Happy logo

Quilt Me Happy blog

Quilt Me Happy on Facebook

Quilt Me Happy on Twitter


M is for Make logo

M is for Make blog

M is for Make on Facebook

M is for Make on Twitter


All fantastic shops which deserve your support and fabric love!


Giveaway – Resolved to Sew 2012

This giveaway is now over!


So – we made it! Thanks to the generosity of some lovely UK-based fabric sellers, Very Berry Handmade is proud to announce our biggest giveaway ever!

There are 11 prizes. Here they are in alphabetical order (by shop):

Fat quarter bundle (10 FQ) from Erin McMorris’s Summersault  from Backstitch


Fat quarter bundle (7 FQ) from Dan Bennett’s Premier Lord collection from Eclectic Maker


Fat quarter bundle (5 FQ) from Amy Butler’s Lark collection from Fabric with Love


A £40 voucher to spend at Fancy Moon)

Fancy Moon voucher


Fat quarter bundle (4FQs)  from Kate Spain’s Terrain collection from Gone to Earth


Fat quarter bundle (3 FQs) of polka dots from Lake House/Tanya Whelan from Quilt Me Happy


A fat quarter bundle (4 FQs) of Little Apples by Aneela Hooey from Quilt Me Happy


Crushed walnut shells for pincushion stuffing (3 prizes) from Quilt Me Happy


Fat 16th bundle (9 fat 1/16ths) from Peacock Lane by Violet Craft from M is for Make


I’m sure you’ll agree when I say….WOW!

The Rules

There will be 2 draws: The Bloggers’ Draw and The Main Draw.

The Bloggers’ Draw will be made first and the winner will get first choice of all the prizes.

To enter the Bloggers’ Draw, write a blog post (as short or as long as you like!) on the theme of Resolved to Sew 2012, mentioning the giveaway and then leave a comment on this post to tell us about it (with a link please) and let us know which prize you would like.

EVERYONE will be entered in the Main Draw, including ALL the Bloggers’ entries (so it’s possible that the Bloggers’ Draw winner could win in the main draw too). All you need to do is leave a comment to tell me about your sewing resolutions in 2012. If you want, you can tell me which prizes you like best (although obviously there are no guarantees).

The Main Draw will be drawn after the Bloggers’ Draw, and I’ll just assign the prizes randomly (unless you have specified something and it hasn’t gone to someone else), until there are none left.

If you are a ‘no reply’ or ‘anonymous’ comment-leaver then I’m afraid your entry will not be included in the draw – it’s just too difficult to track down winners when I don’t have an email address. If you want to be absolutely certain you could always include your email address in your comment.

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.

The giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday 26th January (UK time) and the winner will be announced on Saturday 28th January (at the latest).

This giveaway is now over!

So, tomorrow is the day…

I am busy putting together all the exciting details for tomorrow’s enormo-giveaway.  Do you want some more hints?  What if I was to offer you…

… a fat quarter bundle from Backstitch

… a fat quarter bundle from Eclectic Maker

… a fat quarter bundle from Fabric with Love

… a voucher to spend at Fancy Moon

… a  fat quarter bundle from Gone to Earth

…  2 x fat quarter bundles and more from (Quilt Me Happy)

… a fat 16th bundle from M is for Make

Would you come back tomorrow?

mosaic for blog

Very Berry Giveaway

Resolved to Sew 2012

begins at 8pm, Monday 16 January 2012