Tuesday, 28 September 2010

City of Blackbirds...

Now I'm not a photographer in any real sense of the word; my product shots are often purely functional. But on joining Flickr this week, it has reminded me that there are some truly inspirational photographers out there - one of which is Dublin-based Éadaoin.

I have been following Éadaoin's amazing photo blog 'City of Blackbirds' for the last couple of months now, and her shots are simply beautiful. She has such a great understanding of colour and light, with her shots often bathed in a lovely gentle hue, with a soft focus that just draws you in... magic. Lots of Éadaoin's photographs feature natural subjects, such as flowers, plants and animals, but I also love her more architectural shots of buildings, such as the ones of Paris I have featured here. Then of course there are the cupcakes! Now who doesn't like cupcakes? Especially ones as divine looking as these...

I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do... if so, you should definitely check out her lovely blog and etsy shop, where you can buy many of her gorgeous photographs as prints:)

p.s. I know there are a lot of photos on this post, but I make no apologies, there were so many pretty ones I just couldn't choose between them... Thanks Éadaoin for letting me share them!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Sign up for my newsletter!

So I have finally gotten around to setting up a newsletter... I know, I know it has taken me a while!

Hopefully it will be a great chance for me to show you a little 'behind the scenes' of what goes on here, as well as any exciting news I have, and sneak peaks at new products I am developing.

From time to time, I will also be offering discount codes and free shipping offers, avaliable exclusively to newsletter subscribers, so make sure you don't miss out and sign up now!

Don't worry, it's totally free and I promise you won't be bombarded with emails! :)

Monday, 20 September 2010

And the winner is...

A massive thank you to everyone who has entered my giveaway this month, it is really nice to see so many new faces to my blog.

As promised, i have used a random number generator to pick the winner and here it is...

So the random winner is comment 9, which is Emma, who has a wonderful blog called "It's all about the fabric", which is absolutely packed with useful and inspiring fabric related posts, it really is a must for anyone interested in crafts, textiles and fabric of any kind. Do check it out here if you have a few minutes (although I warn you now that there are so many interesting things to read you will be there more than a few minutes!) Anyway so well done Emma, I will try and email you soon to confirm which set of badges you would like and they will then be winging their way to you very soon:)

Thanks once again everyone for taking part, it's been really fun and I am sure to be doing more giveaways in the future so keep popping back! xx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Fabric Badge Giveaway - Now Closed!

I haven't been blogging very long, but I have decided that the time has come to have my first blog giveaway! To celebrate the launch of my little embroidered fabric badges, I will be giving away a set of three badges to one lucky reader.

The winner will be able to choose which set of three they would like: either cupcakes, flowers or butterflies. If picked, you will get one of each colour (i.e. one pink butterfly, one green and one blue), with each badge on it's own little backing card.

All you have to do to enter is become a follower of my blog and then leave a comment on this post saying which badges you like the best. (The lovely people who are already following me, just leave a comment as usual and you will be included in the draw!)

If you also become a fan of my facebook page - Jenny Arnott Textiles - you will get one extra entry into the draw.
Please make sure to leave a separate comment on this post telling me you have become a fan:)

Finally, if you mention my giveaway on your own blog, you can earn one last extra entry! Please leave me a link to your site as proof, again adding it as a separate comment on this post.

The winner will be picked at random and you have until the end of Sunday 19th September to enter... Good luck!
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