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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cape Ann Giveaway!!

So, in honour of Oliver + S day on Saturday 18th June, we have a couple of giveaways! The lovely people at Moda have sent us a layer cake and a jelly roll from the gorgeous new range from designer Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S. Now, it's not out in the UK (or even the US!) yet, but will be by the end of the year, so this is a super special sneak peek, if you win one of these, you will be one of the FIRST people to get this. Get you. Amazing. The best thing about this fabric range is that it has all the cute Oliver + S clothes printed on it. And it also has loads of super cute mini mixer prints too. Ah, I can't wait.

So, I hear you say, what do you have to do to get a chance to win this awesomeness?
You have a couple of ways to win this.

First one is to leave a comment on the blog, telling us your favourite outing you had as a child. Was it something you did often, or just one special time? And then tell us what Oliver + S outfit you think you would like to have worn there. You can see the full lines here and here. We do have all the patterns in stock here even if they're not on our website, (which we haven't updated while we are working on the new website.)

The second way you can win is by tweeting or blogging about this. So leave a comment to let me know that you've done this and you'll get a second entry!

So in the spirit of finding out information from you, I though I should share about us. Rachael says her favourite childhood outing was Marwell Zoo (and I think it still might be too) and she would have liked to have worn the school photo dress (because of its great muff pocket) made in echino fabric as is shown on our facebook page here.

I find it hard to pick my favourite childhood outing, but one of my faves was Black Gang Chine on the Isle of Wight. We seemed to go a lot but it probably wasn't as much as it seemed. I would probably actually have worn one of the boys clothes, like the sailboat top and pants, but would have secretly wanted to wear the bubble dress in something very very pink. (I was a tomboy who had a not-so-secret passion for pink.)

Anyhow. Let me know and you could win either a Layer Cake or a Jelly Roll. 2 winners will be picked at random sometime at the end of next week, which gives you about 10 days to enter.

44 Comments:

  • At 14 June 2011 at 19:24 , Blogger Mini said...

    Ooh exciting. When I was a little girl we lived in Gosport and to go over to Portsmouth was a huge adventure. Once a year we were given a real treat - we would get in my dad's motorbike and sidecar and go across on the floating bridge to see the fairies in the gardens at Southsea. For this special trip I would have worn the hopscotch skirt with a jumper knitted by my mum.
    Sue x

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 19:57 , Blogger Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

    I think this is going to make me sound like someone who should have had an intervention from social services, but really ... this was fun ...

    Every Saturday my Dad and I would walk to do a bit of shopping for my mum (special treat for her! This was the 70s!) We used to get a comic at the newsagents (whizzer & chips) and then he'd pop in to the betting shop for a good 10 mins or so, while I stood outside reading my comic! LOL

    I loved that time with my Dad ... we even did it in my adulthood (sans comic)

    Thanks for the chance to win some of this lovely line ...

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 20:22 , Blogger Flying Blind... said...

    In the 70s my sister and I always spent a week in the summer holidays at our Grandparents in Bromley; we would make my Grandma rev up the Capri and drive us to Eastbourne and specifically Treasure Island at least 3 times during our stay!! 2hrs and 65 miles each way!

    I would wear anything, as long as it was made of towelling!

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 20:23 , Blogger Flying Blind... said...

    Blogged too..
    http://flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com/2011/06/anyone-for-fabric.html

    Thank you for the chance of getting ahead of the queue! x

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 20:36 , Anonymous Emma said...

    Ihave retweeted your tweet!

    I absolutely love your shop after my first visit and will be back many more times!

    Emma
    @simplybyemma

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 20:38 , Anonymous kerrie allman said...

    OK, I'll play. We used to spend every weekend in Hunstanton when I was a kid and I loved going to Sandringham Woods and rolling down the hills. I would have worn the School days jacket I think, great for rolling around in. I'm off to tweet this as well for you now. Oliver and S day on 18th June is also my birthday you know. Just saying! x

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 20:41 , Blogger sorbetsurprise said...

    I would have worn the summer tea dress in a pretty floral fabric to wear to my gran's for sunday tea which was something we did every week as children. I used to love getting the special sweeties from the sweetie bowl!

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 20:43 , Blogger susan said...

    Oh I think I would wear the Seashore Sun Dress for my outing. When I was little sometimes on the weekend we would go a huge (industrial size) bakery that was a short drive away. They used let us go in an see the trays on trays of goods ready for the ovens and the racks of things cooling. It was the best smelling place in the world - and even better when the Canadian winter was blowing up a storm outside. We would be given warm goodies of our choice straight from those trays and it was heaven.

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 21:24 , Blogger memmens said...

    This is actually quite hard (and I don't think I'm that old!). We used to go to Stockgrove Country park and walk around the lake, there was a boathouse there and I used to dream about being allowed to go there one day! My mum was/is a machine knitter and there was/is a photo of me wearing a pair of brown knitted trousers with red rings around the bottom! But she used to sew too and I think the jump rope dress would be one I'd have worn there in the summer! Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway. Bet you'll have fun reading all the entries!

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 21:28 , Blogger Lindy said...

    Every summer my parents used to rent a chocolate box farmhouse in the New Forest for 6 long weeks, the highlight was a visit to Christchurch and fish and chips out of the wrapper!I only ever remember it as being warm and as ice crerams always followed my outfi would have to be the ice cream dress!! I want to make that one for my daughter!
    Right off to twitter about you now!!!

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 21:33 , Anonymous VixW said...

    Barafundle beach in Pembrokeshire. Now it's quite popular but then it was largely unknown and we would have this beautiful sandy beach almost to ourselves. I would have to say the seashore sun dress - over my swimsuit.

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 21:38 , Blogger Isisjem said...

    I loved going to the seaside for the first time. We went to Weymouth with the family next door for the day. I was so incredibly excited. I wish I'd been wearing the Tea party sundress and bloomer set. Would have been a fun outfit for searching rock pools

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 22:13 , OpenID Jo @ a life in lists said...

    My favourite outing was definitely Saturday sweet day! Every weekend we would go to the newsagent's and buy 40p worth of sweets (hey, this was the 80s. You got a good bag of sweets for 40p!), and then try to make our sweets last the rest of the weekend. My sister was always way better at that than me - mine were usually gone by mid-afternoon on Saturday. I'm not sure I would have chosen it at the time, but I really covet an Oliver + S sailboat top and skirt of my own, so let's pretend I would have liked to wear that.

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 22:17 , Blogger Sarah said...

    Picnics - always a highlight. Always out in the middle of nowhere, by a burn or river so I'd end up soaked! I'd probably have worn something like the sketchbook shirt and shorts cos I was a total tomboy! Thanks for the giveaway! Love Oliver + S fabrics :-)

     
  • At 14 June 2011 at 23:04 , Blogger Karen said...

    I loved the aquarium! So many beautiful fish and so peaceful! I had/have a rather noisy younger brother (he's 32 now!). I was never a dress wearing kinda gal but I love the teaparty dress, so cute! Thanks for the giveaway :o)

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 00:01 , Blogger Harrysmum said...

    My most memorable outings were to sit in the car in the pub car park on Sunday afternoons - Mum & Dad would collect us from Sunday school and we'd sit in a steamed up car with a bag of seabrook's crisps and a bottle of pop with a paper straw that went soggy because we had to make it last.
    As it was Sunday I'd guess it ought to be the Birthday Party dress, although I have memories of my brother and I in matching purple and orange striped jeans and itchy purple aran jumpers!

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 00:38 , Blogger robin said...

    I loved going to Duluth, Minnesota and watching the big ships come in to the harbor. :) I should have worn the puppet show tunic and shorts set! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 00:38 , Blogger robin said...

    I Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/80780034025078784

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 07:54 , Blogger Kerry said...

    What a sneak preview! We used to go to a weir which at the time I thought was the seaside as there was water and pebbles. I know my dad used to regularly walk across it and I think my sister and I did too which seems highly dangerous now! 1970s- time of no seatbelts and no ideas on safety!

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 08:20 , Blogger gill said...

    Our favourite childhood outing was to Bristol Zoo - this was in the days where you could feed the monkeys etc so all very exciting for youngsters!
    I would love to have worn the 'ice-cream' dress!

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 09:08 , Blogger Erica said...

    I grew up on the Lincolnshire coast & we had a little beach hut where we would spend almost every day in the summer. My sister and cousins & I would play while the Ladies of our family would have one eye on us and the other on their knitting.

    I think I would have looked pretty good in the school photo dress by Oliver & S, but I can imagine the state it would have been in afetr all that playing on the sand. Mum would have freaked I'm sure.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 09:09 , Blogger Erica said...

    I blogged about the giveaway here.

    http://mown-erica.blogspot.com/

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 09:23 , Blogger Lindy said...

    Put your website and giveaway on twitter, Linpen1 x

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 09:31 , Blogger Lindy said...

    Oooh, do I get an extra entry for putting it on my facebook page too which I've just done?! The jellyroll would be perfect for your jellyroll course I've just put my name down for, so got to generate some extra entries! :-)

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 10:39 , Blogger Liz said...

    One of my earliest memories is going to Bekonscot model village in Beaconsfield. I think I would have worn the ice cream dress, as it was always hot and sunny then, and never rained!

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 12:08 , Blogger Kerry said...

    I just tweeted- My first go at tweeting!

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 15:10 , Anonymous Maritta said...

    Tweeted beebalm24.

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 16:11 , Blogger Dana said...

    how funny, I love close to Marwell zoo! My most memorable outing was to Blackpool. I remember stopping off for a slush puppy whlst walking down the long high street, it felt like it took a long time to walk down as i remember having tasting all 4 or 5 flavours of slush, walking down it and back. The dress I would have loved to have worn is the icecream dress, I just love it.

     
  • At 15 June 2011 at 18:48 , Blogger orlaworld said...

    A used to really enjoy the outings we had to the beach. I enjoyed everything about it apart from having to come home in a really hot car caked in sand! I think the teap party dress would have been a great dress for this occasion.

     
  • At 17 June 2011 at 09:30 , Blogger Jennie said...

    Every half term holiday my mum and nan would take my cousin, Joe, and I to southport fair. He always left me to go on the big rides by myself, but we always had a great time. I would probably have liked the ice cream dress best.

     
  • At 17 June 2011 at 15:50 , Blogger rderrett said...

    I grew up in Weymouth and sadly we never really had days out. All summer long we used to be out playing and I loved foraging on the shore under the Nothe fort. It's full of rock pools and we saw all sorts of life in there. I'd also choose the Sailboat top and trousers (as I'm a total tomboy) in Ruby Star Rising

     
  • At 18 June 2011 at 01:49 , Blogger Jeanne said...

    When I was little we lived way out in the country in southern Missouri. We didn't get to go many places but once a year my mom's aunt and uncle and cousin and husband rounded us all up and took up to the Swope Park Zoo in Kansas City. We would picnic out in the park and it was so much fun. When you didn't have a lot when you got something special like we did, you learned to appreciate it and remember it forever. I would have loved to have worn the Ice Cream Dress. I always liked pockets in my dresses so that would have been perfect. And since I am 61 yo, the style would have been right on !!

     
  • At 18 June 2011 at 02:35 , Blogger Jeanne said...

    I tweeted your giveaway. @jeannegwin

     
  • At 18 June 2011 at 03:58 , Blogger Ashley G. said...

    I used to take the train into Chicago with my momand grandma each spring to go buy swimsuits. I would have worn the ice cream dress with a cute little cardigan.

     
  • At 18 June 2011 at 03:59 , Blogger Ashley G. said...

    I tweeted about your giveaway too! @agolden84

     
  • At 19 June 2011 at 20:27 , Blogger Gina said...

    I grew up in California, so every couple years, my parents would take us to Disneyland. I loved it and i still do! Happiest placd on Earth! :) While my mom would've wanted me to wear one of the dresses, I was very much a tomboy, so I'm sure I would've liked the boys starfish top and the trousers because you can't climb jungle gyms very effectively wearing a dress!

     
  • At 19 June 2011 at 22:37 , Blogger WandaFish said...

    I'm just making my little girl an Oliver + S Family Reunion dress and think it's very much the sort of thing my grandma would have made for me (she made most of my clothes when I was little).
    Among my most treasured outings were trips into Cambridge when staying with her - she'd take me round the colleges and the Backs where we could watch the punts on the river.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I'm a big Oliver + S fan :)

     
  • At 20 June 2011 at 12:22 , Blogger Indianna said...

    I loved a trip to Malham YHA to look at the Limestone landscape. Think I would have needed the school days jacket due to the rain and running under waterfalls.

     
  • At 20 June 2011 at 13:33 , Blogger Mini said...

    Blogged too!
    Sue x

     
  • At 21 June 2011 at 04:04 , Anonymous Kate Salter said...

    When I was 5, my late Father took me flying in a private plane for the first time. I can tell you what I wore that day, even though it was 40 years ago. It was a blue flowered princess style dress with a matching drawstring bag. I loved that flight and I love flying now. If I had to choose any one Oliver and S dress to wear for that wonderful flight, it would be an Ice Cream Dress, with a matching drawstring purse!

     
  • At 21 June 2011 at 04:11 , Anonymous Kate Salter said...

    I Just twittered about this. Aviatrix18 @ twitter!

     
  • At 21 June 2011 at 16:01 , Blogger SewMentalMama said...

    My favorite outing as a child was when we visited my grandmother's farm which had a castle ruin, a stream and a wood and us children would walk there and spend hours exploring and imagining ourselves on the most amazing adventures. I would have worn the Tea-party Dress and Bloomers, it would first in well with being princess of the castle!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

     
  • At 23 June 2011 at 12:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I remember being about 5 and sitting in the local park watching punch and judy, it was fab.
    In my head I would be wearing the Puppet Show tunic and shorts, In reality I think I was wearing a thick coat with the hood up as it was a little nippy.

    Victoria(underscore)thwaites(at)msn(dot)com

     
  • At 25 June 2011 at 11:39 , Blogger Jooles said...

    when i was about 6 years old my auntie and uncle took me to london to see holiday on ice, it was amazing and i shall never forget the excitement of it all.
    i would love to have worn the tea party dress...so cute
    jooles x

     

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