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Queensland Flood Appeal : Ribbons Galore raffle : we have a winner

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has participated in all the Queensland Flood Appeal auctions and raffles. Toni has been tallying the donations from the auctions and will add the raffle totals today, be sure to visit her blog tonight for a big announcement.


Thank you to the ladies who joined me here in the Ribbons Galore raffle. $200 has been donated to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal from this raffle. Thank you!

The raffle is now closed, and I have picked a winner, with the help of

The winner is commenter no. 8, Lisa (the Red Thread).

Here's the pdf of the page with the winning number (I couldn't work out how to save a screen shot, so had to save as a PDF): Download Randomdotcomwinner .

Congratulations Lisa!

As a thank you to my raffle-ees (not sure that's a word) I have also decided to send out a Ribbons Galore 10% discount voucher to each of the the lovely ladies who entered the raffle here. I will send these out to you in the next couple of days.

Happy Australia Day, everyone!


Fiona x



Queensland Flood Appeal Auctions : Ribbons Galore raffle


As I mentioned in my last blog post, Toni of Make It Perfect is organising/co-ordinating auctions, raffles and giveaways to raise money for the people affected by the Queensland Floods via the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. Toni has had many, many crafty bloggers and stores offer goods for auctions and raffles, and there will be a master list of all the "events" up on her blog on the weekend.

To take part in this effort, I am holding a raffle to win a $100.00 voucher for you to spend at Ribbons Galore. A $5 donation to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal will give you one "ticket" in the raffle.

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Here's how the raffle will work, please read carefully:

  • This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
  • To enter this raffle please donate $5 to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.
  • Once you have donated, come back to my blog and enter the raffle by leaving a comment on this blog post with your receipt number and an email address.
  • You may enter as many times as you like buteach entry / donation must have a separate receipt number. (eg: donate $5 ten times if you want to donate $50, then leave ten separate comments each with a different receipt number.
  • The raffle will end Monday 24 January 2011 at 9am Wednesday 26 Janurary 2011 at midday. Please note that the closing date for the raffles in the Qld Flood Appeal Auctions have been extended.
  • I will cover a "one off" postage cost WITHIN Australia (a total $6.00). If a winner is picked from overseas, there will be an additional postage charge for international shipping.

If you are unable to leave a comment here on my blog, you can click the "email me" link (right hand column) and email me your name and receipt number and I will comment on your behalf.

Please only comment here with your receipt number... other comments will be deleted to make the picking of the winner easier.

If you are the lucky winner, I will contact you by email and send through a store voucher for $100.00. You will need to register as a customer on the Ribbons Galore website to be able to use the voucher and place your order. If there is a problem with this, I'm happy to discuss other shopping options with the lucky winner. The voucher can be used for any in-stock goods in the store.

Additional note: please keep your donation receipt (this can be a PDF of your bank transfer or the emailed receipt from your direct donation) to show if you are the winner.

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Thank you for taking part and good luck!


welcome 2011

Happy New Year!

We've just returned from a short break in the Hunter Valley which was very relaxing. Now our thoughts are turning to back to school and work over the next couple of weeks... where have the holidays have gone? This afternoon I've raised the hems on a couple of new school uniform dresses and ironed on name labels onto several new uniform pieces. We have one excited 12 year heading off to high school very soon. Covering the text books is one of the next jobs on our list.

As I organise our new uniforms, I've also been sorting out the old ones, the uniforms that have been worn (and filled my laundry) for the past decade. Most have paint stains on them, a sign, I hope, of a little creativity that has been enjoyed by my two gorgeous girls at some time over the last 10 years...


I have some exciting Ribbons Galore news which I really should have shared at the end of 2010 (but due to circumstances beyond my control, last year didn't end as I planned).

Earlier last year I was contacted by the lovely Toni Coward of Make It Perfect. She was interested in using some ribbons for her new project, a new book called "Make it Perfect". A couple of weeks ago I finally bought the book while I was in th city at Kinokuniya (I also bought the latest Cotton Time, I just couldn't resist!). Toni's book is gorgeous. The projects are fun, bright and happy with a mixture of projects/clothes for kids and adults. The patterns are full sized (no need to enlarge) and multi sized.


Here's a couple of pictures of the book...



My first project will be an apron from the book. Just trying to pick the right fabric.

Ribbons Galore was also featured in Donna Hay magazine (Dec 2010/Jan 2011 edition).


This time of year is normally a time for relaxation, with many families enjoying the school holidays. Unfortunately this is not the case for many, many people across Australia at the moment, not such a happy new year for everyone.

Toni Coward and her sister Carli are co-ordinating fund raising auctions/raffles for those affected by the Queensland floods. I'll be joining in the fund raising effort with a raffle for some Ribbons Galore ribbons. I'll be posting more details in the next couple of days. In the meantime, please visit Toni's blog to read more about this fund raising effort and current auctions.