Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2011

And the winner is....

.... puh, girls, that was difficult!

There is one double entry, so I had to count over and over... At all, I got 84 entries (wow!) and I would like to thank every single person behind the entry for the kind words you all left.
If anybody is asking him- or herself, why to give anything away - all I can say is: All these nice entries I got - that so overwhelming!

So, entry number 15 and number 16 count as one, and so the winner, chosen by Mr. Random is number:


And if i did count right (I did it over an over again), the winner is:


Laura with Kate (love that name!)

Congratulations, Laura!

As for the rest of you all: If anybody of you wants to order an elephant at my etsy-shop, I give you a 25% discount. Just enter "giveaway" as Code, and you get the discount (valid until February 29 next year).

I wish you all a merry christmas, and thank again for participating,
Tina






Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

Give away day!

Hello everybody,

My name is Tina, my family and I moved to the bay area this year.
We are six altogether, my kids, two girls two boys, are 12, 10, 4 and 1 year old.


(Please note: these are my two younger ones and me. The guy on the right side is not  my husband. That's just a freak I met at the mall who absolutely wanted to have a picture taken of us and him. Really don't now why. There were plenty of free couches).

That is the reason why I started this blog: everybody arounds me speaks english.

I tried to write my main blog,  nähtina, bilingual, but I realized, I can't. My brain doesn't work like a translator. So I now have my nähtina blog in german and this one in english
So please excuse the emptiness here, perhaps you like to check out some photos on nähtina?

For the giveaway day, which I love, as I am a giveaway-junkie, I like to tell you the story of my blogname:

My name is Tina. And it is really just Tina, not Christina, not Martina, not Bettina, just Tina.
In Germany, when I was young younger, that was pretty unusual. So when I said my name, everybody always asked me either: nur Tina ???? (just Tina????) or: so, that's your Nickname, and your real name is Martina (Christina, Bettina)? And I answered: No, it is nur Tina ---> nurtina (Just Tina) !

So I used this name in the web first, nurtina. When I started sewing (in german: nähen), and launched my blog, by the time, nurtina developed into nähtina, which is pretty close. And in english, näh-tina means sew-tina. That's it!




So, what will I give you for give-away-day?

You will get one personalized elephantastic elephant.






You can choose the style (for a boy, for a girl, for a baby, for a teenager, for yourself, classic, modern....), give me the name to embroider on, and then you will need to trust me for the rest *g*!
For the case you are allergic to elephants or had an traumatic experience in your youth or your husband threatens you to leave you for good if an elephant will join your collection of deers, you can choose to have a personalized rectangular cushion instead *g*






So, what do you have to do?

nothing special. Just leave me a comment. That's all!

A nice give away day, a great holiday time,
Tina

When I wrote this, there wasnt a give away day on sew, mama, sew yet. But this link will bring you back to the blog: sew mama sew I will edit this later to bring you back to the give away day posting.

Samstag, 10. Dezember 2011

pst - secret ;-)

Right now, I'm doing some sewing pattern testing - isn't  that exiting?

Here, just a short glance...


See more next week!

Enjoy your weekend,
Tina

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2011

This evening,

my embroidery machine made this:


wool-felt to go sleeves, vegan, but with birds

and meanwhile I made this:


Mme Hoppenstedt, bottom: Kokka  oilcloth, top: Summersault fabric, middle: Farbenmix ribbon.

Who did it better?