Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sew Fabulous Fabric and draw winners

Today is the 18th of September ... publication date of our first craft book Sew Fabulous Fabric.
It is a really exciting day for us!
As we are new authors and not famous there are no trumpets fanfaring and no book launch parties...aah! ... maybe one day though?!
We do, however have a book event planned next month on Saturday 18th October at our local Waterstones in Farnham. If you are nearby please do pop in and say hello.

So what shall we do to mark today? What about a virtual launch? Not sure how to do one really but my guess is a bit of bubbly and lots of cake with some good company.
Anyone care to join Alice and I?...we raise our glasses to toast the arrival of Sew Fabulous Fabric... hic!

please help yourself to a piece of virtual cake...

and some bubbly...

And now for the bit, as they say, you have all been waiting for...the winners of the draw for a free book.
Firstly we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered. We were overwhelmed with how many comments there were and offers to review it on your blogs and we thank you so much for all your lovely messages and good wishes. It has been great to make some new friends and to have some new blogs to read too.

Alice and I did the draw this morning, picking out 3 names as we have 3 books to givaway.
All we needed was folded up paper containing the names of each entrant... 54 in all,

a lady with a long nose (do i win Pip?), a green hat and a baby.

The names were then put into the green hat by the lady with the long nose and then the baby... the very cute Rufus picked them out, helped a little by Alice.

The first name out was Karen .... well done to you. We really hope that you will enjoy the book x

The next name drawn was Louise from this is my patch and home is where the heart is and the final name to be pulled out of the hat was miss sew and sew.

Well done to all of you and if you could please email me your postal addresses i will send the books out to you.

For anyone who is still interested in buying a book it is now 'available' and can be purchased online via Amazon and other similar sites both in the UK and USA. It is also listed on some Australian sites too. It will also be available in local book stores and if it is not in yours just ask and they should be able to order it in for you. It is also available from our publishers David and Charles.

So back to the bubbly.... cheers everyone... this has been fun! ...and fingers crossed for us for good reviews!
warmest wishes to you all.
ginny and alice xx


pebbledash said...

Congratulations to the three winners! But the biggest congratulations of all to you two...Ginny and Alice, authors. Go girls! Hope you're still sipping that bubbly!
Love Diana xx

Lina said...

Many congrats Ginny, how exciting. Um, I'll be in Farnham...about 2 months too late!!!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Well done girls for winning this fab book...
I am applauding has hard as I can for your wonderful success Ginny and Alice...
I so wish I lived closer so I could pop along to Farnham and say hello!
See you in November though.. I will just have to be patient.. not one of my virtues!
Thanks so much for your birthday wishes Ginny..
Michele xxx

Pipany said...

No, I still win!!! Isn't there anyone out there with a longer nose than me?!!!!! Ah well...

Seriously, huge comgrats to you and Alice, Ginny (how cute is that baby?). I am so excited for you both. A book signing too - golly, I know famous people; how cool is that? Off for a slice of the cake and bubbly! xx

French Knots said...

How exciting! Wish I lived closer, I certainly be there at Waterstones but I'll raise my glass to you both - Congratulations!x

Kitty said...

Congratulations to your winners! I'm definitely putting that book on my Amazon wish list.

*Clink* .... here's to you two and lots of future successes.

:-) x

PS Baby Rufus is gorgeous. x

Emma Herian said...

MMmm, yumm.....hic! Thankyou for the bubbly! Oh and the.... sorry a bit of crumb..... the cake!
Well done to the winners, can't wait for their reviews.

Well done again to you too! Happy signing!!
Emx said...

HOpe you had a fantastic day. You should both be very proud. Kept meaning to leave you a comment about yesterday but kept getting distracted by other things so glad you commented! Love Emma x

LOUISE said...

What a surprise, thanks so much Ginny and Alice, and gorgeous Rufus for picking out my name. I so look forward to receiving your book and hope there is a suitable section for beginners! Look out for my book review coming very soon. Wishing you lots of success with the book event, make sure you sell lots of copies. x

Miss sew n sew said...

Hurray congratulations to you and congratulations to me for winning your book! Wow I can't beleive I won out of all your comments my luck must be in! I can't wait to get my hands on it and have a go at the projects just in time too for my new studio! I promise to do a review on my blog I'm smiling from ear to ear thanks for making my day girls! Well done to you both you must be so excited to have your own book out
Many thankyous!

raining sheep said...

Congrats to all the winners, I am definitely buying a book - it looks scrumptious.I am so happy for you i can't even imagine how excited you must be. hugs.

willow said...

This must be such an exciting time. I might be able to make it to Farnham next month, it really depends on who needs a lift where etc you know what family life is like! but if I can escape, I will pop over, it would be great to meet you.

carolyn said...

Many congratulations to you both, I'll be looking out for this in Waterstones.

Ragged Roses said...

Cheers to you to!!! Congratulations, how exciting for you. Wish I lived closer to Farnham. Thanks for the cake and my birthday wishes

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Congratulations on the book. I can eat that cake and not be concerned about calories.

driftwood said...

congratulations! thanks for the bubbly!

karen said...

Just got home from my holiday's to discover that I'm one very lucky lady indeed. I can't wait to have a look. Thank you sooo much.
I can't seem to find and email address for you so I can send you my details.
My email address is
karengrail at
Please can you email me so I can reply with my address.
Sorry to be a pain and thanks again

Tracy said...

Congrats on the publication, Ginny...and to the winners! Glad I wasn't to late to share in the joy, cake & bubbly...HOORAY for you girls! Rufus is a sweetie-pie...aaawww...Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

JuliaB said...

Hello! Congratulations on your new book (albeit late). Do you live in Farnham? I was christend in the church there, and my grandma lived in Crondall lane (?) ... i havent been there since childhood though. Good luck with the book sales.

joel dewberry fabric said...

So nice! I love it! Very artistic. Nice blog.