Monday, 27 February 2012

Giveaway - Guess What's in the Box?

I've been promising a little giveaway for a few posts now and today I've finally got my act together sufficiently to tell you about it.  If you want a chance to enter all you have to do is tell me what's in this box. Simple.

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Fairly standard shoe box for the Birthday Brand of Kids Shoes. 

I will give you a couple of clues. (Don't get excited I didn't say they would be good clues!) First off the original contents of this box have nothing to do with what's in here now. I suspect the original contents were a pair of my school shoes from Primary school. Yes, it really is a very old shoe box.   The second and more relevant clue is: I bet if you could see inside this box right now you'd think. 'Ah - Melody Miller!'.

I'm not going to tell you what you could win, because it has a connection with the question part of the giveaway and would render that question pointless because I'd be telling you the answer! I'll just say it'll be a little hand made something by yours truly.

If the thought of something made by me sight unseen is not tempting you, then I will tell you I'm also including these:


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Rare as hen's teeth in the UK some fob making hardware.

I'd actually bought a few of these 50 of these just before Christmas thinking everyone could have a funky fob for their Christmas presents. Then I forgot I had them until I read this post of Hadley's and realised that quite a few of you (particularly if you're in the UK where these are nigh on impossible to find) might like some fob hardware to do your own funky fob making.

I'd also like to point out that I reserve the right to disqualify anyone from entering who makes comments about how my carpet needs a hoover because it seems to be full of thread. Er no seems about it. It was either hoover up or take the picture, so I could do the give away and I am thinking you'll all forgive the threads for the chance to grab a bit of fob hardware, no?

I'll leave this open until next Sunday, which I think is 4th March?  Everyone who guesses will get an entry and I'll add an extra entry for anyone who gets the box contents right. Then I'll get a lovely assistant to do a pull the entries out of the hat thing.

31 comments:

  1. I'm going to guess a zippered pouch because that's what I'd like to win!!

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  2. Oooh, um, okay will I'm going for a covered notebook with MM typewriters, 'cos that's what I'd love :o)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. This is a bit of a random answer, but my first thought was "typewriter parts"! Thanks for the giveaway.

    PS - I left the house with thread all up the back of my cardie, so i wouldn't worry about the carpet!

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  4. I also think it's something to do with the MM typewriters you got recently - maybe it's the cushion cover you made with the typewriter centre...or maybe it's a piece of Waitrose chocolate tart - nothing to do with MM, just wishful thinking! P.S. At least your carpet isn't also covered in dog hair!

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  5. a MM typewriter print keyfob that is also a zip-pouch?? You were a lucky girl to have Birhdays school Shoes!!! I was only ever allowed Start-rite for school. I do remember having a pair of Birthdays black patent party shoes with a removable ankle strap (that I was never allowed to remove humph) I only remember them because I really, really wanted them in red but you guessed - I wasnt allowed! I now really need to win to wipe-out the childhood trauma that you have just brought back to the surface

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  6. What about a kindle or laptop cover made from that amazing typewriter fabric ? Probably not but all my other guesses are taken !

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  7. My first thought was the gorgeous cushion cover you've been making, but I wouldn't call that "a little hand made something"!
    If not the cushion cover, maybe a zippy pouch?
    How lovely of you to include some fob making hardware too!

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  8. My first thought was also typewriter but don't think it would fit in the box and it's not a very original answer either!
    Maybe it's a fat 1/4 waiting for transformation........

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  9. A gorgeous luggage label using MM typewriter fabric and keyfob hardware!

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  10. I'm guessing one of your fabulous handmade bags, complete with matching keyfob! Jxo

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  11. An old viewfinder - red one with the circular picture 'disks'??? Is it??

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  12. Ummmm is it a tea cosy with typewriters on it??? All the sensible suggestions were already taken! x

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  13. Ooo too many people have mentioned typewriters, so I'm saying something to do with giant bees - a mini hex pouch backed with a giant bee?

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  14. Hadley beat me to Viewfinder....so I'm going to guess a vintage alarm clock.

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  15. I know it's not original but I'm going with typewriter pouch or mug rug - fun give away!

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  16. Melody Miller - you like the typewriter... So I hope you made a little pouch with a typewriter. I would love to win that!

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  17. I'm going to guess a teaset :-) I'm sure whatever you make will be fabulous! Those fobs are definitely rare as rocking horse poo around these parts!

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  18. I'm going to go for a weird and wild guess and say it's a miniature typewriter. An actual working one.

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  19. English by birth, I live in America and postage is just too darned expensive. So I am going to guess it is a PDF pattern, then there is no mailing, lol. I love reading everyone else's guesses.

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  20. I am terrible about guessing. But that typewriter fabric is awesome so something with that?

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  21. i'm thinking a gorgeous pouch using the miller fabric

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  22. i'm thinking a gorgeous pouch using the miller fabric

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  23. Do you have a fly collection in it.??????

    Well that's what I thought when I saw You putting the clue, MM.

    Ok I know it is something much prettier than that.

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  24. I know I'm late to the game here but, I think it has to be the MM typewriter fabric, maybe done into a pillow?? Whatever it is, I know its awesome!

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  25. Hmm, I {obviously} have no idea so my first thought when you said had to do with Melody Miller was a viewfinder. I wouldn't give that away if I had one so my next guess is a zippy pouch.

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  26. It's your old viewfinder along with the circular slides! They were so fun.

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  27. One of your gorgeeous bags? wishful thinking :-) Ho Hum.

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  28. I know you have green typewriter fabric (thanks again) and so i'll go for a MM key fob.

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  29. I think it is a viewfinder too because I think that is why you still have the shoe box. It is where you always kept it and you still keep it now. And the prize will be something made with the MM fabric featuring the view finder and that is the link. But Hadley is way ahead of me because I haven't read many blogs for the past week because life decided that busy would be good for me. Boring and sucks actually!

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  30. I have no idea - my first thought was typewriter parts!

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  31. Er, I'm going to go with a pouch, and maybe a matching fob? If I'm not too late to guess, that is. :o)

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