Thursday, September 12, 2013

And the WINNER is....

Just to recap - for my second blog birthday I decided to giveaway a custom hand-made dress made just like this one, but in fabric chosen by the winner.

Well yesterday afternoon, Stella drew the winner.  I got out the bucket that has a miniature schnauzer on it and filled it with 56 numbered ping pong balls.

And it was a beautiful afternoon so we thought we'd hold the draw in the back yard.  I threw all the balls out of the bucket onto the grass.

Stella got all excited, ran around for a bit, and then picked up a ball and took off with it!

love a good blurry action shot!

I had to chase her around to get her to give it to me, and even then she really wanted me to give it back!  But she sat patiently while I took this photo.

"So who is number 20 on the list" I hear you all scream...well, the winner is...


Congratulations Ina!  Please send me an email to sewretrorose (at) so we can talk fabric choices and measurements and the like.

Thank you everyone else for entering.  I'm sorry I couldn't make a dress for each of you...


PS.  One last photo of Stella... and me!

I had my hair dyed yesterday (the colour is De Lorenzo Ruby Red for those that are interested) and that is why its not done in any way at all - I love it when my hair dresser blow-drys my hair!!!


  1. congrats! you are a super lucky lass. thanks again for doing the giveaway. it is a super nice dress adn very kind of you.xx

    1. No problems Erika! I giveaway the kinds of things I'd like to win :)

  2. Congratulations to the lucky doll. And I just love how you drew the winner super cute ♥♡♥

    1. I love drawing giveaways with Miss Stella - MUCH more fun than a random number generator :)

  3. i love love love the way you draw wiinners ;D
    congrats ina! you is one lucky girl ;D
    love that red dress and your fresh coloring
    i just cant get my hair the color i want.
    go tit done in may and loved it but since cant get the same color :/
    they say they do same thig but i dont believe them the girl who did it is out on maternity leave. maybe though they really are doing same thing but since my hair had been darkened in the winter maybe it just cant get to that color again? oh well who knows lol. yours looks lovely anyhow

    1. Thats a shame about your hair - mine always looks the same... just the ends are getting redder :)

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    1. I'm not, but its getting closer! My hairdresser puts the same colour all the way through my hair, so I have about 4" of red from the roots, and the ends are now a dark red (no longer black) and getting redder every time. I'm aiming for all red :)

  5. Congratulations to the lucky lady! I love the way you draw your winners! So much fun for everyone. :)

    Emily's Vintage Visions

    1. I think Stella has more fun than anyone... until I have to steal the ball back that is!

  6. Congratulations to Ena and what a wonderful way to choose, it was a fun read!

  7. Thank you Beckie for organising this super give away, making the fab dress and for inspiring us! Thank you Stella for picking my lucky ball! What a way to wake up on a grey rainy day -I have been smiling all day! Thank you all.

  8. Hey, I couldn’t find an email address. Can you email me so that I can ask you a question?