Thursday, July 1, 2010

Giveaways (1:12 & 1:16) and welcome to new followers

Firstly thanks to everyone who has decided to follow my blog recently. I hope that from time to time I'll have something of interest to share although once the new university semester starts again in three weeks my free time will be very limited again and my blog will probably go into a state of semi-hibernation. Please bear with me during that time!

And of course a big thanks to all my blog friends, old and new, who make the whole exercise worth while. You're a great bunch of people and I appreciate you all!!! So now I'd like to give something back and have at last completed a few little things to offer in two giveaway draws, one for the 1:12 scale outdoor set and one for the 1:16 scale sofa.

For this little outdoor set (1:12 scale) I used the tutorial on Lea Frisoni's blog to make the chair, and extended the idea to construct the table. They're not perfect, and are still to get another coat of paint, but I hope they have some measure of charm ;) - and don't worry - the little table isn't really leaning like it's about to fall over the way it looks in the picture! :)

This 1:16 scale backless sofa could perhaps be suitable for a 1:12 setting also. Approx dimensions are: height 2.75cm (1 1/8"); width 10.5 cm (4"); depth 4 cm (1 3/8"). I wanted to include something in 1:16 (3/4) scale because I know that several of you have houses that are that size.

Entry is open to all followers who leave a comment on this post. Those of you who were kind enough to leave a comment on my May 28 post about what to do with the side window in the Brocante have a bonus entry as promised, and Ira gets another two bonus entries because she was the first to spot that I'd mistaken the bottom of Marit's birdcage for a work of art - which of course it is :) If you wish to publish this giveaway on your blog sidebar that's fine by me but it's not an obligation.

I'll do the draw on Sunday 19 July to allow plenty of time for all who are interested to take part as there seems to be an issue of late with followers not receiving all notifications of new posts - I've seen mention of it elsewhere and I know that I'm not receiving notification of all new posts on blogs that I follow.

Remember - please tell me in your comment whether you wish to be in the draw for the outdoor set or the small sofa.

Tues 6th - comments left here today by me, Flor, Minilisa and Sagrario have been forwarded to my email, but they're not showing here. However you can be sure that I'll keep these email notifications and will make sure you are all entered in the draw whether or not your comment appears here :)

(It will be interesting to see if they mysteriously re-appear - Blogger is an unpredictable beast!)

Design credit - the image used to print the little cushion is from Janet McCaffrey's blog Primrose Design. Thank you Janet for kindly giving me permission to reproduce it in miniature. Janet also has a website featuring pretty handcrafted gifts for sale, be sure to pay her a visit :)


sylvia said...

Wonderful give away and I like to join it.
I love the outdoor set!!

The Old Maid said...

Count me in please, I would love to get both of the prizes ;) But the outdoor set is so cool and I could use it in my next project:D

Carolina said...

Wow Norma both the table and the chair from Lea Frisoni's tutorial are amazing!!!! I have tried it once... and gave up LOL


Merry Jingle said...

Well, count me in, like how many times :D I love that chair and table, they would be just perfect for my Toscana houses garden :)

Anthoula said...

Oh Norma, the outdoor set is so beautiful! I would love to win it! Please count me in!...

Margaret said...

You have done a wonderful job on both the giveaways Norma, I would love the outdoor setting, it would look lovely in the Petit Parterre (if it ever gets to the 'open' stage).

Sans! said...

Hi Norma :) I am in the shoes you were in just a few weeks ago ...late late late in all my swaps etc :).

Love your giveaways but I work only in 1:12 now :) so if I am a lucky winner, the outdoor set shall be it! Thank you for the chance. And good luck everyone!

Nina said...

Your giveaways are really a pleasure for everyone. I would like to see the table and the chair in my beachhouse.
Please count me in.

And a good time for you

Lena said...


Lovely give aways! I would love to have the outdoorset in the porch in my summerretreat!


Glenda said...

Norma - it's not surprising that you have so many followers in mini blogland - your thoughtful and kind presence seems to be everywhere!!

Both prizes are lovely, but the sofa is whispering promises of an interesting setting to me . . .

PAKY said...

Norma you're so generous!!! thank you very much!! I like both, but I prefer outdoor set because is 1:12 scale! I anounce in the sidebar of my blog...good luck to all!! And Norma, cogratulations for having so many followers, and for being as you are!! hugs a a great kiss for you!

Lucia Gabrieli said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! My most favorite is the outdoor set, and my doll houses are all in 1:12 scale, so please consider me for the outdoor set drawing :)

Susan said...

Crikey, you have been busy Norma! No wonder you've been so quiet :)
What can I say.....I absolutely love your outdoor set!! I can see that in my conservatory.
Thanks for the give away opportunity.

miniacollection said...

That's very kind of you to offer a giveaway.
I would be very pleased if I am a winner to get the outdoor one. It's beautiful and very well done. It is full of charm as you said.

Terry said...

Hello Norma,
Thanks for making available to us of your work, I love the garden furniture ! Now I'm going to publish my blog on your give-away.
Hugs ♥

Flora said...

What a nice surprise this morning!
I am happy to participate, this custom of give away is really nice: feel more enthusiasm for the work of others and stimulates ideas!
You are an amazing girl and you can be attractive even when not publish anything :-)
I choose the garden set.
I embrace you, Flora

Wanda said...

Norma, please include my name in your draw for the outdoor set. I think it would look charming outside my garden shed! Your work is great! I'll try to post a link to your draw in my blog. I've never done that before so it may be a new challenge for me! Thanks for sharing your work! You've given me such kind and inspiring comments, it is so appreciated.

Carolyn said...

Oh, these are really lovely, Norma. I love the little outdoor table setting....please count me in and wish me luck. :-) Carolyn

christine said...

lovely outdoor setting, who wouldn't want it? throw it to me... throw it to me... :-)
cheers christine

by Sonya Rotella said...

Great Give away!Please count me!
I love both the prizes but for my country home is better the outdoor set!:-))

Lainie's Little Things said...

I love them both. You do wonderful work. Thank you, Norma, for being so generous:~)

Daisy said...

Give-aways are so much fun so thanks for sharing! I love the outdoor set.

Caseymini said...

Norma, both are great. I love the colors of the bench, but I have no place to use it. I just looked at the how to for the table and chair. Well done. I would go for those if I had a choice.

Meli said...

Norma, thanks for your generosity!!! I would love to partiocipate in the giveaway.
I love the outdoor set 1:12.
Thanks again and warm regards,

klara said...

Norma, how nice of you to have a giveaway, I like to join

Ascension said...

Soy una seguidora nueva, te he conocido en el blog de Glenda.
me encanta tu blog y tu trabajo y me encantaria participar en tu sorteo de las miniaturas 1/12, son perfectas para hacer una escena de jardin.
Espero tener mucha suerte, subo tu sorteo a mi blog!!!
besitos ascension

Carol said...

What a fantastic giveaway, Norma! The chair and table are lovely.

Cheryl said...

Great giveaway Norma. Glad you mentioned not getting all new posts, I thought it was just my site. The little outdoor set is my choice. Thanks!

janet said...

It looks great Norma! Thanks for the request to contribute one of my designs.

Tallulah Belle said...

I love it all but especially the little garden set.

Good luck with school - you start back early over there.

Patty said...

Norma, I am into the 1:12 scale so the outdoor set would work for me!! I love both items you are offering.

TINK-SONIA said...

Hi Norma! Thanks for this fabuolus giveaway.Your work is so detail,I love the outdoor set,miniregards.

Beatriz Fernández said...

Hola Norma, gracias por la generosidad de tu sorteo!!
Me gustaria participar en los muebles de jardin 1:12
Espero tener muchas suerte por que estan perfentos para mi invernadero.
Un abrazo.

otterine said...

That outdoor set looks perfect to me. :D

- brae

Susanne said...

What a great giveaway! I hope to win the outdoor set ;-)
Love, Susanne

Karin said...

Congretulations for having so many followers!

I love the outdoor set, and the couch is very nice too!!

Thmini2 said...

I would like to enter for the outdoor set. Both of the gifts are great though. Teresa

Claudia said...

Hi Norma! Ooh, I'd love the outdoor set! I hope you're enjoying a bit of free time before classes start again. Congratulations on all your followers.


Heather said...

Love the outdoor set! An I very much love your blog!

Mari@ said...

Please conte me in :o) thanks for this opportunity

elis said...

Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity, Norma

Eva said...

Thanks for organising a lovely giveaway.
I love the outdoor set. I will post the drawn on the sidebarof my blog. :)

Britt said...

It´s lovely giveaway,
And I would love the outdoor set, and it should be just fine in my garden

Naomi said...

Acabo de descubrir tu blog y tienes cosas muy bonitas. Me encantaría unirme al give away, el outdoor set es precioso!

Saludos desde España.

elis said...

I love the outdoor set, Norma.
I didn't say nothing about.

Maria Jose said...

Wonderful giveaway ,Count me in please,i love the outdoor set !

Mimmi said...

What a wonderful give-away! I`d love to be in the draw for the outdoor set :-)

Christel Jensen said...

OMG!! I love this. The outdoor set is just stunning! Of course I would love to join in on this faboulus give away.

cockerina said...

Hello Norma! I really like the sofa, but my house is 1:12 so if fortune were to touch me, I prefer the outdoor set ..
thank you for this opportunity, you're a lovely person!
kisses, Caterina

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Oh, definitely enter me, Norma! I love the little outdoor set! So pretty. I always think I will have all the time in the world during the summer when Joanna's school is out but alas, I forget how much time hay takes up and work! Jerry cut the front flat tonight and is tettering now at 9 p.m., will tetter again tomorrow and then Saturday we will be in the field, probably I will square bale and Ben has some friends coming to help get it up and into the barn! Oh, to be younger and more in shape for all of it!

Don't know if you have joined our page (or 'liked' it or become a fan or whatever it is nowadays on Facebook) but we have a page, Hampton Road Farms.


Puppenstubennostalgie said...

Norma... das sind ja entzückende Giveaways und ich habe mich in das Outdoor-Set verliebt.

Ich würde also gerne bei dieser Verlosung teilnehmen.

Liebe Grüße sende ich Dir PuNo/Monika

hannajaleijona said...


Lovely give away, both are wonderful, but I'd like to participate to the draw of the outdoor set.

Have a lovely July!


Iris said...

Yourgiveaways are wonderful! I like both, but I would like to garden furniture.

rudoo said...

Thank you for the wonderful give away! I would like a chance at the outdoor set.
Jonna :-)

lulukachu said...

They are both so lovely! However I think I shall enter for the couch! It is super cute and I would love to find a way for it to work with my stuff.

Lara said...

Norma, I love your giveaway, would you please count me in ;-)
I would like to go for the 1:12 outdoor set.

Roberta said...

fantastic giveaway...I would like to join for the outdoor's so cute!!!!
Thanks for the chance

maria said...

Please draw me in Nora, i would love to win the gorgious outdoor set. They would be lovely outside my flowershop.
Very well made...they look very real.

maria said...

Sorry Norma,
i forget the m in the above post.
It's very late here in holland.

Rachel said...

Hi Norma
Thanks for your offer on my blog for the rug kit i would love it. i emailed you my address using google message mail thingy lol..i couldnt get outlook to work for me i also have something to send you too so could you please email your address to me also thanks again
Rachel xx

Rachel said...

I Meant to say also
Your giveaway is gorgeous the outdoor set is beautiful you have done a great job with everything yet again and i would love to win please cout me in
Rachel xx

Karin F. said...

I'd love to be included in the outdoor set.
Hugs Karin

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Hi Norma, What lovely giveaways. I love the outdoor set - so please count me in! I am very impressed you made these items yourself. Beautiful. Carol xoxxo

Marion said...

I'm glad I checked a few blogs while I am away on holidays. Please count me in Norma, as your give away is wonderful. (Hope to be able to see it personally, but don't know where my travels will lead....)

rosanna said...

Hallo Norma, I'm trying to send you an email bu it always comes back! received your gift and I love it! Hopefully I'll be able to send it or it will be accepted. Thank you very very much ! Hugs, Rosanna

Flor said...

Hola Norma!! que regalos mas bonitos, me encantaría participar en "al aire libre" Escala 1:12 ¡Espero tener suerte !jeje
Voy a poner el aviso en mí blog ( ;

Norma said...

I received an email notification of a comment made by Flor but for some reason it hasn't published here so I'm adding the text of it in this comment so that her entry isn't missed in the draw :)

Flor has left a new comment on your post "Giveaways (1:12 & 1:16) and welcome to new followe...":

Hola Norma!! que regalos mas bonitos, me encantaría participar en "al aire libre" Escala 1:12 ¡Espero tener suerte !jeje
Voy a poner el aviso en mí blog ( ;

MINILISA said...

I subscribe to your Give Away 1:12 and hope to be lucky because today is my birthday :o)
Very nice your good work !!!

sagrario said...

Muchas gracias por este sorteo Norma,me encantaria participar en el sorteo escala 1/12 son preciosos,besos

Rosa-kreattiva said...

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy! i love the outdoor set
sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
public slidebar on
Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
blog creative:

Deni said...

Ho Norma what a gorgeous little chair luv it!!!
How clever you are!
Hope Im not too late in the giveaway! Got to be in it to win they tell me lol

Jody said...

Hi Norma.

I like your blog and your great giveaway, especially garden furniture!
What a nice idea to present something to you and if I have not followed, then I got it now!

Have a nice day, greetings


I would love to win your outdoor set, it is wonderful!! Please count me in! :o)


M Carmen Casanova said...

Hola Norma, me encantará que cuentes conmigo para este sorteo. Es difícil decidir por que optar, pero me vendrá mejor el conjunto al ire libre. Gracias por tu generosidad. Besos.

Piikko said...

Norma,I love your outdoor set!
I hope it'll be mine soon:D
Please count me in!!!
Warm regards, piikkoahat

Janice said...

Hi Norma, love the outdoor set so chic!
Please include me in your fabulous give away.

Pubdoll said...

Norma, you are so generous! All the furniture is wonderful. The outdoor set is perfect except for the scale, so if I should be so lucky to win, I prefer the 1:16th scale sofa, which also is just gorgeous! I love the dots!

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

I have just discovered you blog and love it already and it's only the first page.

The links to all these wonderful artists are amazing thank you for sharing this with us.

Ps, I love the outdoor set. Not sure if we are suppost to also email you too?

Bambolando said...

Hallo Norma, your giveaway is very beautiful,i like the outdoor set.
Rossana (

Cinderella Moments said...

This is awesome!I think Sandy has one in front of her studio. Was it hard to make? I think I'll give it a try.
Your blog is great and full of helpful info!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog! I'm so glad you did!


dale said...

Well, I didn't catch the blunder. :( I hope you will tell what it was, I'm just curious by nature.

I thought I had signed up for this before, or I tried to, but, blogger has been really wonky as of late.

That being said, I would love to be included in the outdoor set. :)

I love the 1/16 piece, but, I don't do that scale. It's quite lovely though. :)

Thanks for the giveaway, it's very kind of you and don't worry if you get busy, you're not going to lose me. :)

Tuulia said...

These both are very lovely but I'd like to have that outdoor set.
Love your blog!


Frederica said...

yeh , that outdoor set is so cool , yes , count me in
love Frederica

Minnie Kitchen said...

glad I found your blog on time!!

Marie said...

Hi, the table and the chair are really great ! i like to join it but maybe it's too late for your wonderful giveway ?

Mini Pig said...

I love that picture of your Mom. Look at all those great toys, let's play!
I love the little couch.
You make nice things.

Marit said...

I'm glad that I'm not too late for your give-away. You know the outdoorset would look lovely on the deck of my beachhouse, as well as in the garden of my conservatory. I guess someone is already me something similar to the sofa ;).


Anneke said...

what a generous giveaway, I love the chair and table, looks like a fabulous place to sit and sip from a cold glass of something on a sunny afternoon! I'd love to participate!

Ana Anselmo said...

it seems everybody wants the out-door set, and so do I
Love from Lisbon

Mini Pig said...

Norma, Oops I left a comment but forgot to click the follow button. I would love the win the little couch. Thanks

Kathi said...

Oh my goodness! I almost missed my chance to enter! I love your little outdoor table and chair! So charming!

Rosamargarita said...

Preciosos te han quedado, me acabo de hacer seguidora! todavia estoy impresionada. Felicitaciones.

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

A wonderful giveaway! I would love to join!

Ni-Ka said...

Hi Norma! What a beautiful candy! I'd love the outdoor set! I´ve linked and follow your blog. Congratulations on all your followers.

Arantxa said...

Hi Norma!

Thanks for this fabuolus giveaway.

I like so much the outdoor set and the bird house is lovely!!

Lataina said...

Oh they are both so cute! I think I will join the majority and say I would pick the chair and table. Good luck to all! =)

Ellie said...

How sweet! I'd love to be in the draw for the outdoor set. In fact, we like things a bit off kilter in our dollhouse, so even if that table were leaning a bit, it would be okay (though I know you said it's only an illusion of the photograph). Wishing you a great weekend!
lemonandrose at gmail d0t com

minwks said...

Good Morning Norma, You did a wonderful job on the patio set. I'M too late to enter but it is inspiring to see the results.
Thanks and regards Janine

Lisette said...

Hi Norma,

It`s a wonderful giveaway.
I love the outdoor set and I love Lea Frisioni`tutorial. I have a book from Lea.

Greetings Lisette

Maria Jose said...

Hi Norma,I received your comment.I am the winner? I not see in his blog the result of your giveaway,but if you say that the winner is me,I am very very happy!!!where I can send you my address?
Thank you,I can not believe I'm going to receive this wonderful gift !!!!