Pin Win

I’ve entered a number of giveaways over the last few months and I’ve finally won a handmade item – Grand Fleur Pin from Left Bank Shop!
Salihan wearing pin

This brooch is made from many layers of heavyweight art paper petals assembled by hand into a flower form. The flowers have also been sealed to protect them from the elements. It’s just gorgeous.
Pin & Baktus Scarf

Coincidentally, the brooch is exactly the colours of my first hand dyed yarn. I’m thinking of creating something pretty with the yarn and pin the brooch on it. 🙂
Pin & Hand Dyed Yarn

Amy, who owns the Left Bank Shop, also has another shop – ShopAmyGurumi I bought silicone thimbles from her and they have saved my finger tips from my sharp embroidery needle! They’re soft and flexible and feels like second skin. Can’t recommend them enough!
Silicone Thimbles

I’ve hinted several FOs in this post which I’m very excited to talk about in future blog posts. Stay tuned by getting updates via email or RSS. See you soon!

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September Giveaway sponsored by Ecoyarns

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15 Responses to “Pin Win”

  1. AmyGurumi says:

    Thank you for the sweet write-up. The pin looks so lovely on you! Glad it made it to you intact.

    I looove the hand-dyed yarn. You’re so adventurous – I’ve never tried to dye yarn, but yours looks fab. Congrats! 🙂
    .-= AmyGurumi´s last blog ..Free Pattern: Pumpkin =-.

  2. […] few updates this week. First, thank you to the winner of my Left Bank giveaway, Salihan. She’s an incredibly talented crafter who makes adorable giant amigurumi pears. You really […]

  3. Linda says:

    Lucky you Salihan, the brooch is so pretty and your yarn looks great.I will have to go and check out the silicon thimbles they look vey comfortable.
    Have a good week.
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Outback Australia =-.

  4. Katie says:

    Congratulations! I’ve only ever won one internet competition. It was a huge Christmas giveaway on a really popular blog and I won one of the weekly prizes, but after six months of waiting for it to arrive, I emailed the blogger who told me the prize maker had gone out of business, so I wasn’t getting anything.

    I was sooooo disappointed, especially since I wouldn’t even be getting a substitute prize (and of course she didn’t mention anything on her blog about me not getting my prize, so everyone thinks I got it). Bleh. Sorry, that was a bit of a rant!!

    • Salihan says:

      What! That’s outrageous! The least they could do was to email you and let you know. Is this popular blog still around?

  5. vanessa says:

    I’m so in love with your hand died yarn!!!! and congrats on your give-away win!!!!

  6. diana G says:

    oh lucky you! that flower is gorgeous
    .-= diana G´s last blog ..Baby Shower gift – Pattern used by Amy Gaines =-.

  7. Julie says:

    that flower pin is so pretty!! and those silicone thimble look amazing.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Modification Mondays: Shrug for Daughter =-.

  8. Johanna says:

    that’s your *first* hand-dyed? nice!

  9. amanda says:

    your embroidery’s looking good. can’t wait to see the finished result.
    .-= amanda´s last blog ..received! =-.

  10. Michelle says:

    Congrats on winning!

  11. mette says:

    Lovely pin and yarn!
    .-= mette´s last blog ..For a very long time! =-.

  12. stitchpunk says:

    The yarn is lovely – can I ask what brand of dyes you are using?

  13. stitchpunk says:

    The embroidery is coming along nicely too by the looks of it.

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