Friday, March 8, 2013

Sharing Luck or A Different Way of Stashbusting

I already told you about my luck&happiness this year, and you also know that I'm on a stashbusting spree. So I thought, what could be nicer than sharing my luck while doing a bit of stashbusting at the same time? I'm sure you can guess what I am talking about: it's fabric give-away time! :)

I'm lucky enough that the German postal system has rather sensible prices for international shipping, especially if the package is 500g or less, so I've made three little fabric packages of roughly a pound which I'm going to give away, shipping anywhere in the world. Even Antarctica (I think). ;) Just comment with your preferred package number. And tell me about your favourite food (because I'm curious. And love eating).

So, on to the fabrics!

Package #1: Wintery
These fabrics are actually both remnants. The grey one is a soft, medium weight double knit with a tiny bit of strech, probably poly and is sized 54cm (width) by 150cm (length) plus an added piece of 65x50cm. Should be enough for a skirt. Or a very soft and wintry cushion cover? The red fabric is some kind of medium weight twill (I think), and it's 90x30cm. Yes, that is pretty tiny. But it's a lovely fabric. :)

Package #2: Cross-seasonal
The green batik&print fabric is a light weight cotton, just slightly transparent. Maybe cotton lawn but with less drape and more body? I inherited it from my boyfriend's mom, and I kinda like it, but it isn't really my style. However, there are 2.5m of it (width is about 1.6m), so it should make an awesome summer dress. The other is a soft brown-and-blue-green-plaid corduroy, about 1.5x1.5m with just a tiny bit missing. I was going to make matching skirts for a friend and myself, but after making hers, I decided that brown really isn't my colour. Maybe it's yours?

Package #3: Waiting for Summer
The blue dotted fabric is rayon jersey with about 4% lycra, nice and drapey. It's leftover from a dress I made last spring, which I've been wearing very frequently. The remnant is 160x60cm plus two smallish, irregularly shaped pieces. Should be enough for a T-shirt plus a pair of knickers. :)
The striped fabric is a cotton or cotton-poly mix that used to be a skirt which I unpicked. It's two panels of 80x60cm. It's light to medium weight and would work for a blouse or skirt, or possibly shorts. Or a pair of Madeleine bloomers? I'm almost tempted to keep it... ;)

The giveaway is open for one week, until Friday, March 15, 11:59 p.m. CET.

Have a lovely weekend!

22 comments:

  1. What a lovely gesture, I am too de-stashing so I wiill decline, love the last bundle though.

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  2. Paket 2 sind genau meine Farben und ich wohne auch gar nicht bis in der Antarktis.
    Bei dem hässlichen Wetter der letzten Wochen war mein liebstes Gericht ein indisches Linsencurry, aber wenn ich mir den Sonnenschein heute so anschaue dann freu ich mich schon sehr auf Frühlingsgerichte wie Spargel, Rhabarberkuchen und Vanilleeis mit Erdbeeren.
    viele Grüße
    Ellke

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    1. Oh ich freu mich auch schon riesig auf Spargel und Rhabarberkuchen!
      Indisches Linsencurry klingt auch lecker, und wie der Wetterbericht aussieht genau das Richtige fürs Wochenende... ;)

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    2. das Rezept für das Curry ist übrigens vom Veggieblogtag von Frau siebenhundertsachen:
      http://siebenhundertsachen.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/veggieblogtag-5-curry-mit-naan-und-chai-2/

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  3. Lovely fabrics and a lovely idea! Unfortunately I'm like Louise and trying hard to stashbust myself, or else I would go for package #3 as I am definitely waiting for summer!!! Or maybe #2, the corduroy looks like a nice fall piece and I love the summery feel of the green.

    Favorite food? I'll give you 2 Chinese dishes. The first takes lotus root, slices it thinly, and the between 2 slices of lotus root you add a minced pork mixture (with chives I think), then you deep fry the whole thing and dip it in a salt/pepper combination and eat! The lotus root is crunchy and not too flavorful, but somehow it's wonderful together. When I was living in China, I probably had it once a week. The second is a dessert, pumpkin cakes, except not really a cake but more like, hm, you know the texture of tapioca? Imagine pumpkin like that, but deep fried (notice a theme? :-P) Sometimes there is red bean paste in the middle, which is even yummier.

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    1. Ooh, the lotus stuff sounds yummy! Not quite sure about the pumpkin stuff, if it's in any way similar to the texture of bubble tea bubbles (or Japanese mochi). Too sticky for me. :)

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  4. Thank you for the lovely offer. I am all for #1.
    I am between blogs right now but I'll give you the link to my silent blog if you wish...it was all about knitting until the host went and lost most of the photos - so dull.
    As for favorite eats, I love falafel and hummus. I could have it for dinner, lunch and breakfast - if I have any leftovers from the night before I WIll have them for breakfast. Hummus is super easy to make and falafel can be bought frozen at any Middle Eastern supermarket.

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    1. Oh no, how dreadful to lose your photos!
      Yum, Hummus and Falafel! Berlin has quite a sizable Arab immigrant population, so there's quite a few places that sell falafel and haloumi and makkali in pita bread. Sadly, the really good ones aren't in my part of town... Do you by any chance have a good falafel recipe? :D

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    2. I have yet to make a falafel from scratch... sorry.

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  5. I would love #3 :) I'm always looking for cute jersey to experiment with. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Oh, I forgot my favorite food. I love anything Greek :) Particularly Avgolemono or Galaktompoureko (or both!) - Delicious!

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    2. Oh, Galaktompoureko is my favorite Greek dessert! I had to look up Avgolemono, but it sounds rather delicious, too.

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  6. Oh Alessa! How generous of you! I'd love bundle 2 if I'm lucky!

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  7. Oh and food? Apple crumble or Tiramisu!

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  8. WHat a sweet idea! I'd jump at #2, if I had a chance... I'd make my sister a skirt with the plaid, and me a dress with the batik! :) As for my favourite food... usually I'd say pizza, but I've eaten way too much of it this week, so i'd have to go for raspberry pie. I could never eat too much of it!

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  9. Ooh, you are generous Alessa! May I put my name down for #1?
    I think I will follow your lead and do something like this... soon... once I've sorted through le Stash :)
    My favourite food is secretly chocolate, but I'm forcing myself to cut down. Apart from that, grapes and nectarines, which I am eating all day while they are in season.

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  10. Hi, very nice thought. I'd like to give a shot at bundle #1 (although bundle#3 is also very tempting). As for food, I don't even know where to start! But if there was a single dish that I would have to eat for the rest of my life it would be pasta with crème fraiche and grated cheese. :-)

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  11. What a great giveaway. Put me down for bundle 3 please. Favourite food is hard as I love my food :) but maybe grilled haloumi in a wrap with lots of roast veggies and dressing. Plus lemon meringue pie for pudding. xx

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  12. Hi, there, I love package #2! And my favorite food is ice cream. I actually haven't had any in a week or two and this is giving me a big craving...maybe I'll have some this afternoon! I don't have a blog so I'll leave you an email address: argarg27 at hotmail dot com. Fingers crossed!!

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  13. Great giveaway!!! I love the #3 The blue dotted fabric is so cute!
    I also love eating and cooking! My favourite dish is "makillaue bizkaittarrera", is a tipycal basque dish, it is cod with peppers sauce more or less. For dessert another typical dish, rice with milk and cinnamon. Uuuuummmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Please count me in for Package #3: Waiting for Summer =) Favorite food is shrimp and grits - very southern food in the USA. yum. i loved reading everyone's favorite foods above. i think i need to travel just for the food!

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  15. Oooh! We're still in the throes of summer here and I love non-organised polkadots. So it's the summer package I'm pining for! And favourite food? What, only one? I absolutely love figs. Dried, put preferably fresh. So delicious :)

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