Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Minxtures for Christmas - Giveaway!

Carrying on with our Christmas theme, please take a look at Minxtures on Folksy for lovely handmade gifts, the lovely Maria is also offering a giveaway right here for our readers, so I will hand you over to her to tell you more!


Hi, I'm Maria owner of the Folksy shop Minxtures . As well as filling my online shops, tweeting and Facebooking, I do dressmaking and alterations from home. I make my own patterns and mostly love to make useful things.  My 2 children are where most of my inspiration comes from which may explain a lot of the items I sell.


I've been selling online for over a year now, and figured it was about time I did a giveaway.  So after thinking long and hard about what to offer, I decided it had to be something different, something you probably don't have already, something one-size-fits-all.



We call them Cheeselogs, no idea why. Whether you call them slaters, monkey peas, doodlebugs, they do fit my useful theme I have going on. Since making them for my daughter, I no longer find 'rescued' ones in her jeans pockets from the garden and my son now finds them fascinating rather than creepy.

To win your very own PAIR of cute furry Baby Woodlice all you have to do is....
Take a look inside my Folksy shop and tell me (by commenting below) which item is your favourite, or what you would like to see in my shop.

The Competition will end 8pm on Saturday 27th November.

and the winner is..............



........Danielle Baker (@dizzidanni84) 
Congratulations


Terms and Conditions

  • Competition will run until 8pm on Saturday 27th November 2010
  • Winner will be randomly picked from all vaild entries
  • Entries must include a contact method (twitter, email), if there isn't a way to contact you, you can't win
  • Prize will be sent our direct from Minxtures
  • Organiser
  • Piddley Pix decision is final

35 comments:

  1. Although all the things are lovely i have to say its the catapiller that does it for me! i love the story and love the fleecy cot blanket. my kids may be too big for cots but it would keep me cosy when curled up on the sofa! love the wood lice by the way!

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  2. lovin teh catterpillar fleece... love reading this story to the kids from the eldest to the youngest... lovely bits an bobs..xx

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  3. Minxtures has a great mix of lovely products, some of my favourites are the fabric storage bags and gift bags... and of course the fluffy woodlice - my Mom used to call them 'earth pigs'! x

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  4. hi im craftycards on folksy. i love the woodlouse how could you not like him id love to win him!
    i like the dalmation fur hat ideal for winter and what fun!

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  5. I'm starting to think Mums love that Caterpillar more than kids

    OddSox -Hadn't come across 'earth pigs' before. Doodlebugs and Whirlygigs are common. I've always known them as cheeselogs.

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  6. I love your penguin items and your rocket pe bag would be perfect for my little man!

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  7. Awwwh, it has to be the cheeselogs; I have a real soft spot for them - they are so cute! I loved the millipede you had a while back too :)

    We call them cheesybugs at home - again not sure why :) sarah x

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  8. What a fun and exciting shop! I love the 'cheeselogs' (so gonna use that name from now on), and many Minxtures bags are lovely too, such a variety.

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  9. Its got to be cheeselogs all the way, or maybe the ladybird, nope definately the eggs. Blimey I can't make my mind up! LOL

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  10. I love you little storage baskets

    http://www.folksy.com/items/769497-set-of-3-Dinky-storage-fabric-baskets?shop=yes

    I have beena dmiring them for sometime. I love the bigs but as my kids are all grown up then I don't have a real excuse to have one in the house, I have no idea what you could add to your shop as you already have a wonderful selection

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  11. I love you HHCaterpillar items but I think you knew that!

    I would love to see some gym bags with trains on them, especially in the style of a certain Thomas we all know and love.

    @bootiesbydannie

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  13. The set of 8 party coasters would be gr8 considering wot time of year it is :o) but all your items are lovely xXx

    Kokokelli (folksy)

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  14. Really lovely items..I especially love the drinks holders, great idea..wondered if you put names on them for school though. gidders1 twitter

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  15. Thanks for the comments so far everyone!
    gidders1, they have a label sewn inside for writing a name on. Our school don't allow names on the outside of bags.

    Hopimg to have lots more fabric baskets before christmas. Just waiting for my embroidery machine to be fixed. Meanwhile working on more H Caterpillar ones as they keep selling out. Everyone loves that caterpillar it seems :)

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  16. I love your shop and recently featured one of your bags on my blog. I absolutely adore this http://www.folksy.com/items/761073-Black-Rocket-PE-bag?shop=yes - also loving the woodlouse! xx

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  17. I love your gift bags, having recently bought one from you. Such great quality and is a lovely way of giving a gift!

    Thanks for such a fab giveaway, my kids would love the woodlice :)

    I'm @SprinklesFolksy on twitter

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  18. I've bought a baby woodlouse and he's lonely...so I'd love to win another one :) I'd love you to make some guinea pigs!

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  19. I l9ve the caterpillar fleece blanket & cushion

    A must for any fan of the hungry caterpiller

    @leiajulie on twitter

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  20. It has to be the ladybird - great for my new grandchild.

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  21. love the rucksacks esp this one http://www.folksy.com/items/735349-faux-cow-skin-fur-with-wine-rucksack?shop=yes

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  22. Cheeselogs is hilarious! I adore the caterpillar cushions!

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  23. I like the little storage baskets. Spider or Fire engine would please my grandson x

    @granny_jackie

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  24. Love the PE bags, but the Dusky green and lilac gingham Cat one is my favourite. @phyllgerry

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  25. Love so many of your goods but the cool Trick or Treat bags have to come out tops

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  26. I love the snuggly fleece Caterpillar cushion.
    It was my favourite story as a child and it looks fab on a cosy cushion.

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  27. Oh my WORD I love the woodlice!! I used to keep one in a matchbox - our house was so damp and cold we had woodlice everywhere when I was growing up :) I love the ratties too x

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  28. @highrising51 btw!

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  29. What a fantastic giveaway and an amazing shop. I have fallen in love with the Caterpillar fleece cot blanket, but there are just so many gorgeous pieces here, the more I look, the more I love!
    @justforcomps

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  30. Those woodlice are soo gorgeous, but my fave would have to be the psychedelic(sp?) chameleon bag, not a bright colour kinds person but I love that!

    Did you know that woodlice/cheeselogs are a member of the crab family - weird!

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  31. I love the Denim & Daisy Tote for me or the Caterpillar fleece for the kids x

    @second_time_mum

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  32. My greatgrandson had 'advised' he would like the caterpiller fleece.

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  33. Hiya, Never seen this page before, just found a rt twitter link. :)

    My fav item is this 'pider http://www.folksy.com/items/987969-Giant-Red-Knee-Tarantula?shop=yes
    Becuase my toddler is frightened of spiders, and cute pretend ones to hug/stroke/chatter at seem to help!

    I'm juliejesta on twitter :)

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  34. I absolutely love all the caterpillar things , its our favourite book :-)
    I have RT'd the message too as @dizzydanni84 .
    Thank for such a lovely comp xxxx

    Danielle Baker

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