sunday stash: anniversary giveaway edition

August 16, 2009

Two things happened last night.

1. I installed a new printer I bought this week. I had a spot picked out for it on top of some drawers that are in between my living room wall and my floor to ceiling double-stacked IKEA bookcase full of sewing bits and pieces. Of course, the space between the bookcase and the wall was a few centimetres short for my printer to fit. What to do? I tried to push the bookcase along the floor fully loaded. Of course it would not budge. I took out a few things. Still nothing. I kept going, emptying one shelf at a time until I could move it. During this time, I realised that I have a lot of stuff. I somehow found the energy to sort through it all and put it back neatly. 

2. I realised that this Tuesday is the one year anniversary of the Rabbit & the Duck blog. A whole year! And I can still think of things to write. 

So what better way to combine these two seemingly unrelated events than to have a giveaway! 

Up for grabs:

A Rabbit & the Duck envelope clutch
A set of 6 sew-on buttons
A 'heart felt' ornament
A couple of paper lanterns (what sort of celebration would it be without lanterns?)

I may even sneak in some extra secret things - I'm feeling inspired to organise other areas of my apartment and who knows what I may find.

The giveaway starts now and will end at midnight (AEST) this Tuesday the 18th. 

How to enter:

  • Think about all the great things you have achieved over the past 12 months.
  • Leave a comment on this post telling us the one achievement you are most proud of.

I'll give you an extra entry if you blog about my giveaway (please leave a note in your comment with your blog or website address). Please also make sure you include an email address so I can contact you if you win!

The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Wednesday morning. Good luck and I can't wait to read what everyone has been up to! 


  1. ooh, I'm the first cab off the rank! ... this year I have got my little business REread up and running, online, at markets and in a few shops about the place. I'm pretty happy with the popularity of my stuff and love hearing positive comments back from buyers :)

  2. Hmm... is quitting my job an achievement, or an unachievement? I guess building my business so I could quit my job is more the achievement, right?

  3. I think something I'm most proud of is going back to school after dropping out and finishing and sticking with it. Each day I get out of bed and accomplish things that seem "too hard", I think that is an achievement too.

    Every day counts!

    Holly xx

    Congratulations on 1 year!

  4. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the lovely and generous giveaway!

    Ok - In the last 12 months I have learnt to quilt...which may not sound like much but before this I have NEVER used a sewing machine in my life.

  5. Hi there, congratulations on a year!

    I think an achievement worth noting would be starting a new job full of all sorts of challenges, moving my sewing room and re-organising my ever increasing stash of fabric! and learning how to free motion quilt and making up a little quilt top all of scraps with no pattern!

    thanks for the opportunity!

  6. congrats on still finding things to blog about 1 year on. that's cause your one talented gal....
    my greatest achievement this year would have to be the evolution from new mum, to serious crafter, to crafty online seller, to a market seller and now to market/ club organizer. ( )
    it has been an absolutely amazing year of growth for me. I'm wrapt.
    thanks for having such a great competition. (:

  7. Gosh, what I am most proud of... probably raising my two beautiful daughters whilst running a graphic design studio from home, and a craft business on the side... nothing like keeping busy!

    I have mentioned your giveaway on my blog here too :-)

  8. damn, i'm still trying to think of something!!

  9. Squeal! What a gorgeous, gorgeous giveaway. So many beautiful things- I would be delighted with just one, so I think I would have a heart attack if I got them all!

    Anyway, this year's been a bigg-un. I think I'm absolutely most proudest (do you love my English good right now?) of the fact that I learnt how to sew- it was something I never, ever dreamt to be possible and then I did it! I also feel very happy that I quit the rat race, started my own business, and discovered the blogosphere. None of that would have happened without the sewing, though, so that's my big achievement!

    Thanks for the opportunity. xxx

  10. What a cute giveaway! My biggest achievement was starting sewing in March of this year. :) It has made me so happy to be creative!


  11. this year has been simply remarkable. I have met my new niece Annabelle Daysi(SHE IS PERFECTION!), entered my 4th year as the proud owner of my little shop (FOURTH YEAR!), faced some demons and undergone pretty hardcore treatment for sun Cancer (HIDEOUSNESS!!), and have "met" some truly lovely fellow crafters through Twitter that really inspire me to stick to my creative goals (SO VERY GLAD!!!) Love your BLOG to bits!!!

  12. Happy One year Anniversary to Rabbit & The Duck! :)
    Hmm... One achievement which I'm really proud of is taking up the role of a facilitator, in a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to teaching financial literacy to students. I travel to schools (especially low decile schools) and teach students about money - e.g. budgeting and saving. It's really satisfying and fun! :)

  13. This year...I held my breath and applied for the age of 33! After a bit of a mental patch, I picked myself up and decided I needed a serious goal in my life and a change of career to boot. So I am studying to be a Midwife.

    I will always remember the first day of uni, feeling like I was going to throw up I was so nervous and then the aroma of lemon-scented gums washed over me and instantly I felt a little it was going to be ok. Guess's better than ok :)


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