Friday, 24 September 2010

Four Figures Giveaway!

Yay!!! Thanks to everyone who helped me get to 1000 blog 'followers', I am so excited, this is such an awesome number! I started my blog nearly four years ago when I moved to a whole new continent and needed to stay in touch with my friends and make new ones. There weren't many blogs around then but my pal Tanya persuaded me that I would love it and she was right. Writing my blog (and reading other people's blogs) has gone on to become an important part of my daily routine and something that I do love to do. To be honest, even if I only had 10 followers I would still write it. So thanks to anyone who regularly pops in to say hello!

And here as promised is a little giveaway for you. It is open to anyone who cares to leave a comment and it includes some of the things I like most from our shop...


A Daisy Lane Swap Card Album and two packs of Swap Cards.

Pastiglie Leone Candies.

A bobbin of Liberty bias binding.

And a selection of cute greeting cards from our shop.

So come on, please leave a comment and I will draw a winner on 1 October for this whole bag of Lark goodness.

And thank you for reading my blog!xxx

104 comments:

Vic said...

Huge congratulations on reaching four figures, an awesome achievement for an awesome blog!

Allana said...

Wowzers congratulations on 1000 followers!! It is a pleasure to read your posts and I really look forward to them. Thanks for such a great giveaway!! I can't wait to stop by your real live shop next month on our holiday :)

littlebetty said...

Gosh I love anything Belle and Boo with hot air balloons and anything Olives Friend Pop

nicole said...

congratulations on four figures!
those swap cards are SO cute!!! i hope i win just for those, but if not, i think they'd be worth parting with cash for :D

sean the prawn said...

Happy 1002 to you!! Wow that is a huge amount of followers & well deserved too.
No need to thank us, it's you enriching our lives everyday with yummy things to look at, read & buy in your lovely shop.
Lap it up baby!!

Lindy in Brisbane said...

Well done on your 1000 milestone. You have such a gorgeous blog, it's not surprising you have so many followers. And that's a generous giveaway too. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that liberty bias binding. Beautiful.

kitty said...

I think one day there'll be 1000 more followers.
I always love to read of your sweet shop & products & your family life. You always inspire me with your ethics & your cute little business.
Thanks for writing!

Megan said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers! You and your lovely blog deserve it.

Not Perfect But Nice said...

I love reading your blog even if I don't have the time to leave a comment! Congratulations.

Fiona Tully said...

I LUUURVE reading your blog - it's full of such cuteness!

naomemandeflores said...

This giveaway is as sweet as your blog. I love it!

:)

Camila F.
naomemandeflores@gmail.com

Cat said...

Love your blog. Perhaps next time I'm in Australia I'll visit Daylesford on a day your store is open!

gypsyrose said...

Im a new follower but like what I have seen on your blog and would love to be in your prize draw,

birdie blue said...

a give-away, how sweet! love your blog, and wish i could visit your shop. if only it wasn't so geographically difficult...

have a lovely weekend.
xo
~molly

JANE said...

Wow, Allison, most impressive - bravo you! Ooh, anything Liberty has me swooning. Fingers (and toes)crossed! J x

Megan said...

I'm new to your blog and shop having recently been introduced by a friend and she was right, a gorgeous worth-following blog. Lovely stuff!

LionessLady said...

I have 11 followers on my blog - and I'm just as excited as you with your 1000! You have such a beautiful blog and shoe. Well done.

the textured leaf said...

Nice things for a giveaway. I like the swap cards.
I just reached fifty followers and I had a giveaway for that!
It really feels quite natural to celebrate, doesnt it?

Swift Jan said...

Congratulations on getting to 1000!!!

I love a giveaway!

Emma said...

Congrats Alli - you deserve it!
Em xxxx

chiara said...

sono italiana e amo molto il tuo blog, mi spiace ma non parlo inglese : ( kiss kiss kiss

Julia Hausfrau said...

Congratulations on the impressive number of followers. I've been one of them for a couple of months now, I think. Thank you for a very inspiring and lovely blog. Greetings all the way from little Denmark :)

Resha said...

CONGRADULATIONS ON 1000 FOLLOWERS (: Hope you continue to have a wonderful time on Blogger ^.^

babygalah said...

Congratulations!!
Your blog is definitely one of my favourites! Not fishing for a giveaway, but I did want to let you know that I hero-worshipped you in a recent interview i did :
http://handmadecooperative.blogspot.com/2010/09/meet-our-clever-crafter-deanne-wild.html
Welcome home and thanks for brightening my computer screen and I can't wait to come visit the store !!

Alisa said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog the other day and I love it.

Kelly Medina said...

Loving your blog. Only recently stumbled upon it and very glad I did.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway opportunity.

Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

Congrats on the followers! As a person who´s addicted to blog reading and cuteness everywhere, I droll in front of my computer when I see your shop and blog! This is very generous thanks for the opportunity and go for the 2000 now!

Kim Houssenloge said...

Congratulations! 1000 ~ YAH!!!!!! Look forward to the next 1000:)

Pomme de Jour said...

I'm so glad I finally persuaded you,
Love Tanya x

Sarah said...

wow so many wonderful things...i love everything about your blog and can't wait to one day (soon) get to Daylesford.

melissa said...

Congratulations, what a milestone! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous blog!

Natalie said...

Congratulations, you have a great blog. I only wish I lived closer to Daylesford so I could wander(and spend up)in your beautiful store!

Rhiannon said...

Congrats on passing the 1000 Mark, you totally deserve it. I love your blog, and all the goodies in your shop. This is a fantastic giveaway, especially that libert binding, YUM!!

Mon Alisa Design said...

I love your blog too. It's nice to get an insight into such a lovely shop. I only wish I lived closer :( I lurrrrve the Daisy Lane range. It takes me back to being a little girl.
Alisa x

Shan said...

congrats 1000!!

your blog is such a peasure to read :)

Betty Jo said...

Yay Alison, Thanks for Lark and the great giveaway. Mmmm swappies! xxLiz

TroolyScrumptious said...

I didn't realise how much your blog has become part of my daily routine until I upgraded to IE8 and suddenly can't view the pictures - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It's a tragic situation.

Thanks for sharing your loveliness.

Catherine said...

thank you for a blog full of gorgeousness (I so want to step inside your store someday too!)

Bek said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers! Thanks for the generous giveaway, count me in!

Rachel said...

Congrats on the 1k!!!!
Happy to enter your giveaway: I love reading your blog!

Kat - TeamKitten said...

awesome! This giveaway is fantastic!
I would love to enter :) I luurve your site/shop... i need to get some of my products into it quick smart! love Kat xo

Cherie said...

congrats on 1000 followers!!
I love the Daisy Lane swap cards, I have all my swap cards (around 300)from when I was younger and now my daughters love looking at them too.
Keep up the great work
Cherie

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

You have a very lovely blog so it is a pleasure to be a follower and reader. Lou.

Daffodil Fairy said...

Thanks for such a lovely blog and I especially like the Liberty Bias Binding on a cotton reel, never seen bias binding on cotton reels before - great idea.

danielle said...

congrats! love your collection, fingers crossed! PS-there are only 30 days in september LOL!!! ; )

lupinbunny said...

Ooooo... liberty print bias binding...

congratulations on having quite the following!

Mim said...

Yay for you! I placed my first order with you yesterday and although I was tempted to go crazy on Belle and boo I refrained until another time. You have a beautiful selection and I love reading your updates!

zigsma said...

Congratulations! I always feel a bit lighter after reading your blog. And always a little inspired.

amelieandatticus said...

Beautiful prizes! I love the binding! Have a lovely weekend!!

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HMC Designs said...

Congratulations on your success.
I love your blog and your store looks amazing. I hope to visit it in person one day!

Amanda said...

I love reading your blog daily! I've been to your gorgeous shop and the lovely craft market in Daylesford you started. Thank you for all the great ideas :)

Mrs Juzzie Green said...

Ha glad to get you over the line. I'm moving to Victoria next year, can't wait for my first visit to Daylesford- your shop will be high on my list of things to do.

Christine M said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers! That's an amazing total.

Marina said...

Congratulations on your beautiful blog. Would love to visit your shop in person one day....

sandra said...

congratulations on 1000. Great giveaway.

rocketfuelstyle said...

Cutest giveaway ever! congratulations on doing so well, I love reading your blog and all about what goes on. Cannot wait to come and visit your store in person one day that would be lovely.

daisy said...

keep up the great work!

Shan said...

All such beautiful treasures. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Georgie Love said...

Hmm... I subscribe through google reader, does that still count?!

Congrats! :-)

xo

nadinec said...

Do so look forward to your updates and all the lovelies!! Congrats on reaching the 1000 mark how FABULOUS!!! Oh and thankyou for bringing back swapcards I am now reliving my childhood with hours of flicking through my old albums!!

Thea said...

Congratulations! Everything you do and sell always looks so adorable.

Alison said...

Yipee I Yay!! What a popular gal you are, and you deserve it. Well done.

S & R .... said...

Well done Lark! We look forward to our pilgrimage down south next year to check out the shop in the flesh. Inspiring and beautiful - keep up the good work xo

Vintage Girl said...

love everthing that you do!

george said...

always full of loveliness. have visited your lovely town a couple of times but didn't blog/craft then so feel like i completely missed out! thanks you!

shimmer and glow said...

OOoohhhh! So lovely!

I was so excited to be in Daylesford last week, popped by on friday but the store was closed! Never fear, I'll be back next time I'm in town!

Elethea said...

WOW! 1000 followers...thats amazing Allison. I'm so glad you decided to start this blog.
Reading about your adventures has inspired me to start my own blog (grand total of 3 followers...haha)and online shop. I just love how you seem to balance family and business so well. Stay happy :)

KELLY ROBSON said...

Wow Congratulations! :)

I hope you and your little shop has been well, I hope to visit in the next week or 2.

theteachildren@live.com :) xo

Christy said...

Congratulations on such a mega milestone! 1000 is an amazing number! More ppower!

Julie & Bree said...

Congratulations, you should be really proud of yourself for all the happiness and joy you bring your readers every post.
Following your blog and being inspired by you is a favorite part of my crafty life.

Jo said...

Wow, congratulations. 1000 is a BIG number! I love your blog and the shop.

Julie said...

Congratulations! A 1000 followers is a real achievement. I love your store and always pop in when I come to Daylesford - which admittedly - is not as much as I would like.

Julie said...

Congratulations! A 1000 followers is a real achievement. I love your store and always pop in when I come to Daylesford - which admittedly - is not as much as I would like.

Julie said...

Congratulations! A 1000 followers is a real achievement. I love your store and always pop in when I come to Daylesford - which admittedly - is not as much as I would like.

Julie said...

Congratulations! A 1000 followers is a real achievement. I love your store and always pop in when I come to Daylesford - which admittedly - is not as much as I would like.

Julie said...

Congratulations! A 1000 followers is a real achievement. I love your store and always pop in when I come to Daylesford - which admittedly - is not as much as I would like.

kerrie said...

Congratulations !! I love your blog & would love to visit your shop. Thank you for the gorgeous giveaway.

Knicky Knacks said...

Congrats! What a sweet little giveaway. Please count me in. Will also add you to my sidebar. Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

Leah said...

I'm not surprised that you have 1000 followers, you have a wonderful blog! Please count me in for your fantastic giveaway!

biggirlssweets said...

Hark! Hark! The Lark

Hark! Hark! The Lark at Blog Heaven's gate sings,
And Lovely Allison arise,
Her Thousand steeds to water at those springs of postings
On chalic'd flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes;
With everything that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise:
Arise, arise!

Even Good Ol'William Shakespeare wants to congratulate you!

:D I couldn't resist - You're The Best!

Love, Kate

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Catherine said...

Congratulations on your follower milestone, four figures is a huge achievement. Thank you for the very generous giveaway, count me in.:)

Katy said...

Congratulations! I have to enter because I heart Daisy Lane :)

ottomania said...

I have just stumbled upon your blog. That bias binding is so pretty I could find 100 uses for it. Am off top have a proper visit with you:-)

Nelle said...

Seriously one of my fave stores - I love so much of what you stock, visiting online makes me smile. =)

Sharon said...

Well done on your beautiful blog Alison and thank you for sharing so much. I have been wanting to come and visit your shop for ages and I will put it in my diary as a 'must do' this spring. You've inspired me to start a blog. Sharon xx

Mary said...

Love the blog, love the shop, hell I love your life (well the bits you let us see anyway :))

Sweet Pea said...

I'm a blog reading addict too. Haven't started my own yet, but am tempted to...
Love getting inspired by your blog :-)

Jodie said...

Congrats on reaching 1000! Your blog is lovely and I really enjoy reading it :)

Hopee said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000! Your Blog is a great read and gives us pretty things to look at. What a great milestone for you. 1000 readers must mean there is a lot of lucky owners of lark product.

Emeraldflare said...

such an inspirational blog, makes me want to visit Daylesford!!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what an awesome achievement ... well done.

Drink More Tea said...

1,000 readers! Well done!
Ive been wanting to try those sweeties! Fingers crossed.

zofia said...

Congratulations Alison! A fabulous achievement.
Oh, swappies...I so miss seeing them around...still have mine. ;)

rosessimone said...

Congratulations! Love the liberty binding.


mayzesimone@hotmail.com

cupcakecutie said...

Wow 1000 - congratulations!
I just started my blog and am still waiting for my first fan! :(
I do so enjoy reading your blog with all the lovely inspiring and colourful photos and checking out what new goodies you have in your store.
Keep up the good work!

froginthepond said...

Epic! congrats on the four figures and a fabulous blog.

Miss Muggins said...

Beautiful blog + beautiful goodies + lots followers = generous giveaway. Thanks for encouraging us to enter!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I am not surprised at all. Your Blog is wonderful. I hope you're around for many years to come Blogging away as your posts always bring me so much joy. I saw a shop in King Street the other day selling Daisy Lane products. It's good to see you in Newtown. xx

Catherine said...

I have just read back through all your archives and have been in awe of the beautiful photos and the way your business has grown. I have to get up to Daylesford to visit your shop in person

ib said...

wonderful blog!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Congratulations! I do love your blog, infact it was reading yours that inspired me to start my own, thankyou!

The Moerks said...

Congratulations on a fab milestone. I think I might have some of those swapcards stashed away somewhere. Love Belle and Boo and really most things in your gorgeous store.