Sunday, 6 March 2011

Mother of All Budgies GIVEAWAY!

Well hello my bloggy chums and how are we all? Ticketyboo and hunkydory in equal measure I hope and may I say you are looking particularly splendiferous!



Right I'm straight in with the giveaway today!
A while back I started a project involving budgies and cushion covers...(the mind boggles dunnit?!)...and came up with this fella


He's hand painted and surrounded by a machine stitched "cage" and swathe of flowers, hand stitched in pinks, reds and oranges with sequin flowers and glass beads and metallic glitter paint extra for bling power and even has a jingly bell to keep him amused


He's hanging with his hand stitched homies and their cages and could be adorning your sofa in 2 weeks time!


To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment below on what your favourite item in my Etsy shop is.
I'll give extra entries - one each for:
Following my blog
Following me on Facebook
Blogging/tweeting/generally bigging up about this giveaway! :)

Comments close on the 19th March 2011 so approx 2 weeks Mimi-Time and so I don't get any moaning for interupting Mr.Mimi's nap time, I will choose the winner via Random.org

Winner will be announced on 20th March 2011 and I will post as soon as I have your details. I will post internationally too cos I'm lovely like that x;0)

Stay tuned for my next bloggy installment where I will announce the Mother of All Budgies winner, you will also see my latest pet portrait in the shape of wee Bobbins the bunny, seen here pre-embroidery...


...and some hot Royal Wedding collaboration action between myself and the chaps from Idiom..altho I'm stitching on paper for the first time and am terrified of ruining there magnificent work, so I could well be hiding instead!
Bless yer 'eart's for dropping by and don't forget I'm on my Facebuck thing...s'bit like Facebook but for chickens...come n say "Hello!" or "BUCKARK!"

Big loves to you all my homies!

52 comments:

iHanna said...

Mimi, he is just so gorgeous. Love the colours and lines, yum! Can he come to Sweden to live with me? I'm a follower of your blog + flickr of course, you're on my link love list and in your etsy shop I dig EVERYTHING, hehe. though I think I would choose one of the sparrow pillows, they are so cute!

take care!

Try Whistling This said...

A big howdy from Dallas! I've followed your Flickr and Etsy shop for ages and am such a fan. I'm partial to your pets and lyrics pieces. Right now, I think my favorite Etsy look is your Donny Osmond dachshund. Poppies, dachy, and Donnie- makes the little girl of the 70's still hiding inside of me smile!

Cheers!

Try Whistling This said...

A big howdy from Dallas! I've followed your Flickr and Etsy shop for ages and am such a fan. I'm partial to your pets and lyrics pieces. Right now, I think my favorite Etsy look is your Donny Osmond dachshund. Poppies, dachy, and Donnie- makes the little girl of the 70's still hiding inside of me smile!

Cheers!

Carol Q said...

fabulous dude! I'm up for this. another budgie to keep my other one company

giddy99 said...

BEAUTIFUL!

My favorite Etsy item(s) would have to be the Cockney Sparrows... I'm unable to choose just one of those. :)

Bonita Rose said...

I am following you on FB and omg.. love everything in your shop.. the pillow is gorgeous.. I'd love it.. the colors are so so luscious.. so so beautiful! xo thks for the chance!

Monica said...

Ohhh what a fantastic giveaway! I just love your work so it would be such an honor to win!

My favorite work of your's would have to be the Glittering Budgie and the Grumpy Cockney Sparrow.

P.S. I'm a follower.

*crosses fingers*

Mark said...

"Flowery Budgie" makes me sigh with happiness. Tiny bell, sweet flowers, and bird most blue.

I 'like' you on Facebook, and follow your blog.

~Mark, aka filmresearch, aka guy who stitches all those fish

wildish woman said...

I'm a fan of all your work, but if pressed to say which is my favourite, it'd have to be the cockney sparrows, er or the budgies, or Gnorman.

Giggly said...

Is it unfair to say they are all my favorite? :) XOXOXOX

Miz.November said...

Oh, Mimi! This darling would look so good in my art room! I want it. I am also a follower of your blog, you know. So put me in there twice. And for the record, I think my fave in the shop right now is the Beaded Budgie. I have a soft spot for those guys.

Elsa said...

Well, it was a very hard choice, but loved the postcard of the mouse, mostly because of the poem and getting his arse spanked! very sweet! and I do love all the birds and everything else too.

Elsa said...

oh, and I'm following you now and like you on facebook too!

Carina said...

Oh Ms Mimi, you know I love your gnome fella. Oh yes.

..and I follow you everywhere I can, like a good little stalker. I mean, fan. ;-)

Please impress on Mr Random that I am ill and could really need a pick-me-up. Not pathetic at all, me. ;-)

Rose@craftymcgee said...

I didn't even know you had a facebook page, dearie, or I would have loved it long ago. So that's done!

My favorite thing in the shop (at the moment) is the grumpy budgie, and since today is my birthday, I just went ahead and bought it!

It would be lovely to have a more cheerful companion piece ^_~.

Jo Ashcroft said...

Hey Mimi, I follow your blog and LOVE you on Facebook! I also spend tonnes of time on Flickr loving your work there too!
My fave thing on etsy is Flea ( of course coz it has Zebedee on it) though I equally love the GArfield one too!!
Sigh...one day I will win a giveaway

Lisa Leggett said...

Allo Mimilove-love!
Big love all the way from California! I'm following you here there and everywhere, is that creepy? Right! Well, I love everything in your etsy shop, so it's hard to choose, but I think I really love those gnomes the mostest! I'd love a chance to win you budgie pillow, please toss my name into the hat for a chance.
oxo,
Lisa

Angela said...

What a generous giveaway. Your etsy pieces are all so lovely it's hard to chosse a favourite but if I have to it's 'Allo cockney Sparrow@

alex said...

OMG! I would so love to win this!!! I also follow your blog. Wish I could think up some lovely stitching ideas like you do!

Katie said...

The cockney sparrows are my favv!!!
Amazing work and fantastic giveaway!

Katie said...

Liked on facebook!

Katie said...

Following on GFC! :)

Katie said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/Katerpillaaar/status/44508901852450816

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Put me in Mimi! Of course, I like everything in your Etsy Shop!!! Somehow kept being drawn back to 'allo Cockney Sparrow' he's adorable. x

Katie said...

Blogged

http://katerpillarontoast.blogspot.com/2011/03/budgies.html

pinke.paints said...

Come to Aunt Pinké's house, my petty birdy! We'll eat tacos and drink margaritas while I squidge you. Love your unique and charming work. Of course, your text alone is worth the time to visit!
Pinké in Houston

ewa-christine said...

Hello flickr friend..........have you seen my blog?
We always meet on flickr (smile) ......have a nice week!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Mini this is gorgeous... I so love how big a green budgie he is doing all his little antics... ya know that budgies originate from here [Australia] they fly wild out west in the spinfax... so please whisper too your 'Random org' to pick me pick me please...
Now having to pic a fav from you etsy shop is near on impossible what with your Glittering Budgie, Kissing Frog, Donny Osmond dachshund to your Tom Jones Gnome... yummmm to many Greats to pick from... thanks for the opportunity to be a winner...
Winners are Grinners... haha Man will I be a grinning...XXX <fingers crossed...

Olivia said...

This is probably a dumb question but what is the name of your etsy site? Thanks, Lori

Olivia said...

My favorite is the donny osmond dachshund. I have a doxie and my heart melts for all doxies(except for the vicious one next door!)

samsstuff said...

I love everything!
If I have to pick, I'll say Tom Jones the Garden Nome.
It would be amazing to have the "Mother of All Budgies" or anything you make!

samsstuff said...

I follow your blog &...

samsstuff said...

I follow you on FaceBook &...

samsstuff said...

I tweeted the giveaway
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ArtPropelled said...

Naughty mouse is my favourite and all the budgies followed by Donny Osmond..... but its very difficult to choose since they are all wonderful. I would love a chance to win a budgie thanks Mimi!

Sympathy for The Devil said...

oh yaaayy giveaway!!!!
you're so generous :))
let me take a look at your Etsy!!

be back soon :D

Sympathy for The Devil said...

ahhhh so amazing, you do wonderful works!!!!
love them all, but if i have to choose.... hmmmm... this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68115222/tom-jones-garden-gnome-original-by

i have a secret garden and this gnome would be perfect!!!!!

xoxo have a nice day!!!!

Lins Artyblobs said...

ooh lovely. I'm a follower of your blog & flickr. My fave???? They are all so nice but maybe the birds [budgies or sparrows] & the rat.

pb said...

comment (check) - favourite thing in etsy shop = "while i'm really in love with and fascinated by all of your works (what inspiration and beauty!) i love the stuffed works the best, for some reason (perhaps because i love budgies and gnomes!)"

i follow your blog already (check)

i now like mimilove on the facebook (check)

so there :)
xo

Judy Darley said...

So gorgeous! Of the designs on Etsy I'm in love with the Laughing Budgie and also adore the "Please don't eat the daisies' cow, though I don't think she's for sale.
They're all amazing though!

Moniqui said...

I love that budgie! For that,i love every item you place in your etsy shop!
Have a great day and thank you so much for a chance to win a piece of your wonderful world of art!

bee. said...

awesome giveaway!
the bunny rabbit postcard is too cute to not frame!
i've been following your blog for a bit now :)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi ... I'm here! Over here! (waving). Well, I really love "glittering budgie" because it reminds me of our childhood budgie that sat on the top of the mirror and loved looking at himself and telling himself what a good looker he was!

I'm following on your blog and facebook and will blab about your giveaway next time I'm posting on my blog or twitter

We've got the funeral tomorrow so won't be around for a few days

Good luck with your paper stitchin'

You can do it!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Demoiselle Libellule said...

Okay, now I'm following Mimilove on FB (and I'm already a blog follower)! And my favourite item from your lovely Etsy shop is the Laughing Budgie :-)

Tyggereye said...

Ooh lovely!! A giveaway so much fun! I am following you on facebook now, follow your blog, and of course already did on flickr. This is such a lovely pillow. Ooh who ever wins it is going to be so psyched!! I would be. ;)

Tyggereye said...

Oops forgot to add my fav in your Etsy is the pug dog canvas painting. SO great!!! Pug who woulda thought I'd pick that?? hehe

GentleZephyr said...

Your bunny postcard has just the sweetest little nose. Thanks for being so generous, I would take very good care of your darling budgie too.

olisa said...

Your work is so fresh and beautiful and totally unlike anything else, I'm not sure how I can choose one item in you etsy shop. Everything is so lovely!! I especially like the Carmen Miranda British Bulldog portrait. But Shazam, I also love your sleeping gnome. I follow your blog and every so sweetly stalk you online... Peace, doll!

Kate D. said...

HOW DO YOU EXPECT US TO CHOOSE A FAVORITE?!?! This is like Sophie's Choice. But prettier. I luuuurve your budgie stuff, but I'm a sucker for those feathery little beasties. I also ADORE your gnome pieces. Gnomes hit their stride when I was a kid and hold a special little place in my heard.

andrea said...

oops-i don't think my comment went through-
i like the donny osmond doxie cause i have a doxie-
but i love the budgies as well-cause i have 2 of them too :)

MarmaladeRose said...

OO! I hope I'm not too late! Gosh it's too hard to choose...sparrows! Yep got to be the little sparrows! Love em all really.

Fabby giveaway, thanks for the chance. love fi x

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous work and giveaway. My fave item in your Etsy shop is this Greetings Cockney Sparrow
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68979193/greetings-cockney-sparrow-by
plus many other things ha. You're also on my Facebook 'Likes' list, thanks for the chance :-)
Love Debra (AllThingsPretty) :-)