So, being terribly ambitious, I said I was going to release a new pattern today. But it was not meant to be. I’m still in the middle of drafting the different sizes and testing out patterns, I have not even started on the video/photo taking yet 🙁
So in the absence of a “real” blog post (so that I can devote more time to my patterns), here’s a Summer magazine giveaway! Cotton Friend Summer Edition 2013 Vol 47. I just reviewed this magazine recently, you can read the magazine review here.
To make it simple for everyone, including myself 🙂 All you have to do is to like my page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JapaneseSewingBooks and leave a comment below. One comment per person and only comments left below will be considered as an entry, not facebook comments. Thank you!
The giveaway ends this Thurs 1 August 2013 at 9am, Singapore time, equivalent to:
London (United Kingdom – England) Thursday, 1 August 2013, 02:00:00 BST UTC+1 hour
New York (U.S.A. – New York) Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 21:00:00 EDT UTC-4 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Thursday, 1 August 2013, 01:00:00
(for more time zone conversions http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)
I will pick a winner and announce it on Thursday.
And the winner is! Amanda Lee Matthews! Congratulations Amanda! I will be emailing you soon to get your mailing address.
To the rest of you who didn’t win, thank you all for participating and your new Likes 🙂
Have a great weekend!
And we have a winner! Congratulations to Fay Roberts who just won herself a Cucito Autumn 2012 magazine. Fay, I will be emailing you shortly for your mailing address.
Just in case you are wondering how the draw was conducted.
- First I cut and pasted all the comment entries into a text document.
- Next, I entered all the names into an excel spreadsheet.
- Then, based on the eligibility criteria, I allocated multiple chances for those who follow me on more than one platform.
- Using a random function in the spreadsheet, I randomized the order for the whole list of names in the spreadsheet so that the multiple instances of the same name are not next to each other.
- I assigned index numbers to each entry, and using another random function, I generated a random number that was within the number of entries, then I matched the number to the name. Voila!
I know, it sounds kind of convoluted, but I love spreadsheets. I’m actually an engineering grad who has more passion for sewing than engineering, but despite having forgotten everything I learnt in school, I never pass up the chance to use a spreadsheet. Anyway, I was just trying to show you that the process was absolutely random, and therefore fair. 🙂 But it did take a little longer than drawing a number out of a hat, so I kind of skipped on yesterday’s free pattern post. oops!
For the rest of you who didn’t win, stay tuned because there will be another giveaway in December to celebrate my blog turning 1! (Hint: It may not be a book, but definitely something related to sewing, and it will be something from my upcoming trip to Japan :P) I’m also planning a sew-along and some free patterns. So do check back often!