Monday, 16 July 2012

a million!

I've hit 1,000,000 views on this little blog over the weekend. Wow! One million - that's craziness. I don't usually pay attention to the stat counter thingy, but I noticed last week I was at 900,000 and some and I thought 'oooh, that's almost a million. wow! How did that happen?

As a thank you to everyone that has taken the time to pop in and say hi and visit I'm having a couple of giveaways - the first one is for UK and Europe folks only (don't ye fret, oh overseas friends - your giveaway will be coming later this week).

This giveaway is a gorgeous bundle of organic yum from Cloud 9 fabrics. I think I mention a lot how much I love these ladies, and everything they do. They have the organics market nailed - perfect mix of prints and colours and fabrics that are different enough to be striking without being so different that you think what the ? You know what I mean, don't you? Heck, I'm going to scrap that - it's not just the organics market they have nailed, it's the whole fabric design industry - they have such a great selection of amazing designers, so many amazing collections, the cloth they print on is really lovely, the fabrics wash so great, they're a pleasure to sew with. These 2 ladies, and let's be frank - they are just 2 ladies, not a whole massive company of hundreds of staff, just 2 girls with a whole lot of passion and the perfect blend of business acumen and design eye.
I said it after quilt market that I am totally not into nautical, but seven seas is drop down dead awesome. I'm not a fan of chevrons, but I want the chevrons (and everything else) in simpatico and I'm even doing that grabby hand thing that's so unattractive. Gimme gimme gimme that fabric.



Annie at the Village Haberdashery has offered up a fat quarter bundle of simpatico for one lucky winner. You will LOVE it. I swear you will, and if you don't then I'm sorry, we can't be friends anymore because you're clearly deranged. You can also read this lovely interview with Michelle and Gina of Cloud 9 on the Daily Stitch, the Village Haberdashery's blog with peeks of what's to come over the next year from Cloud 9 (too much good stuff, far too much, it's almost wrong how many fantastic lines are coming from those girls).



If you haven't visited Annie's store before, then you are in for a treat. It's beautiful. Annie is another one with a great business brain and an eye for putting fabric collections together that work beautifully. The shop is only small, but every single item is perfectly considered and chosen because it's the right fit for the shop. You can tell how hard Annie worked on getting the village haberdashery just right, from the website design to the products for sale. That girl done good.






  • Rules are - 
  • Leave a comment on this post for one entry
  • Sign up for the Village Haberdashery newsletter (then leave me a comment saying you have) for a second entry
  • Like the Village Haberdashery on Facebook (then come right on back here and tell me) for a third entry
  • Do a little dance for a fourth entry (Ok, I made that up)


GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

287 comments:

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Lara said...

Wowsers that is seriously impressive! Well done :)

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Not leaving a comment to try to win another awesome give-away but to say I love to work with Cloud9 fabrics! Love the simpatico series!

Britt-Inger said...

Congratulations Katy. I have been a follower for long time, as you are so inspiring. I have signed up for the newsletter from village Haberdashery
and liked it on FB and third I am from Sweden

Chris said...

Never seen Cloud9 'in the flesh' but it does look good. Going to browse Village Haberdashery now...

kaschmir said...

Congratulations on the many views... I also visit daily. Thanks for offering this great giveaway and I LOVE cloud9 fabrics!

Martina said...

Congratulations! And thanks for all inspiration!

Martina said...

I already get the newsletter! Thanks so much!

Gill said...

Wow! one million - that's incredible!

Gill said...

I get Annie's newsletter!

House of Pinheiro said...

ohh more exciting fabric

rowan said...

Not my usual style but there's so much buzz I'm keen to try them.

rowan said...

I already subscribe to Annie

rowan said...

I already like her on Facebook. Now I'm off to do a happy dance (NOT a rain dance)

Home bird said...

this looks gorgeous - count me in, I will be back with step 2 and 3 x

Siobhan Henn said...

i love your blog being in the uk, and those baby triangles are supedr cute, i love the pastels!

two hippos said...

Congratulations on the Million. Annies's store is brilliant, super fast delivery and I already receive the newsletter. fingers crossed.

Home bird said...

ok so I have just signed up to the Village Haberdashery x

Home bird said...

ok so that's all done, I have just liked Village Haby on facebook. Here's hoping I win!! x

pippablue said...

Congratulations on all those views and What a lovely giveawasy to celebrate! Fingers crossed :)

Collette said...

wow well done on all those views!! amazing! and thank you for a lovely giveaway x

Collette said...

oh I get Annie's newsletter too love her shop! x

Charlotte said...

wow!! a million! that's brilliant (and I am not surprised, I think about 400 000 are me!)

Charlotte said...

I am a newsletter subscriber :-D

Charlotte said...

and I like The Village Haberdashery on Facebook!

stitchandwitter.com said...

Congratulations indeed and thanks for the great giveaway :)

Rafael's Mum said...

Always knew you were a popular girl ! :-) So that's proved you are one in a million! (oh, and btw, am following you AND I did the dance.. does that qualify me for multiple entries? pretty please???)

Rafael's Mum said...

Already subscribed to Annie's newsletter

heart of charnwood said...

one whole million, wowsers, that's impressive!

Rafael's Mum said...

Also already liking Annie on Facebook and Twitter

heart of charnwood said...

and i'm already a facebook liker (as of yesterday)

blondie19012k said...

Wow, that is an amazing number of views! And some very beautiful fabric! Have just been to browse The Village Haberdashery website, such a lovely selection of fabrics.

Pippa Parsons said...

well done, god a million... here's to the next million :)

blondie19012k said...

Signed up for The Village Haberdashery newsletter

Pippa Parsons said...

I already get the VH newsletter :)

blondie19012k said...

And like them on facebook :)

heart of charnwood said...

And just signed up for the newsletter! and got my little girl to do a little dance, does that count!! ; )

Pippa Parsons said...

I like annie on FB and twitter

Pippa Parsons said...

ohh and i'm doing a happy dance because the sun is shining and the weather's expected to be great this week :)

Emma Chemistry said...

Couldn't resist an entry, love the fat quarter bundle and you're right it is a lovely shop. Definitely added to my favourites!

Emma Chemistry said...

To add to my entry (sorry if this is a bit spammy! Wasn't sure if I needed to do 3 different posts or could do it all at once) I've signed up for the newsletter

Emma Chemistry said...

And 'liked' on facebook now too.

Beth said...

Congratulations on your million, here's to the next. I'll pop over and sign up for that newsletter now x

Gertie Pye said...

Congratulations on your million! That is astounding.

Gertie Pye said...

Also I already get the Village Haberdashery newsletter because I signed up with my first purchase :)

teacupfaery said...

Oooh! Congratulations! And thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

susan said...

Yup, Annie has one of the best websites out there. It is a pleasure to shop at because it is so well laid out and the photos are beautiful. You just want to buy it all!

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on your million views, that is a seriously big number!

susan said...

I already get the newsletter.

Cille said...

Congratulations :) its a mighty big number but easy to understand. Thanks for sharing your inspirational quilts and your fantastic encouragement with the quilt-a-longs.

teacupfaery said...

I'm already signed up for the Village Haberdashery newsletter :)

Cille said...

I get the newsletter too.... The bundle is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

niveas said...

oh, that's really a great fabric line! I love the colors! thank you for the chance!

niveas said...

and for sure I already have the newsletter of this georgeous store...

niveas said...

...and I liked it on FB ;))

Isisjem said...

Wow a Million - doesn't really surprise me though.
(And I'd quite happily do a happy dance to win!)

Isisjem said...

I'm already signed up for the newsletter

AmandaA said...

Congratulations on your million! Now if you had a pound for every view......

Sunnybec said...

I am a follower. If someone wins who doesn't like Simpatico they can always give it to you, but that wont be me because I love it!!! Sorry.... Hugs x

Isisjem said...

Liked on FB too!

Shevvy said...

Thats one hell of an achievement, well done.

Shevvy said...

I'm already getting the newsletter.

Shevvy said...

I've done the FB thingie as well.

Cille said...

I like on Facebook... But in real life too ;)

Sunnybec said...

I liked on FB (Linda Goulty)

Tara Blackwell said...

Ooh! These look great! Think I', already signed up to newsletter & FB but will double check and redo if not! Thanks for chance to win! xxxx

AmandaA said...

I've subscribed to the Village Haberdashery newsletter.

AmandaA said...

And I've liked it on FB

Sue said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Just love the fabric and I've signed up for the newsletter.
swdav at xtra dot co dot nz

thedodds said...

Have always loved Michelle's work - her fabric was one of my first Etsy buys - and it's been fab to see her doing do well. And congratulations on the millionth view: I'm not surprised, it's such a fun blog x

sew obsessed said...

I love Cloud 9's fabric collections and Simpatico is just another great example. Thanks for the giveaway and well done Katy on such a wonderful blog :)

sew obsessed said...

I already have signed up to their newsletter!

sew obsessed said...

I'm now a follower on facebook :)

Penny said...

Congratulations on reaching your million!

Penny said...

I already subscribe to The Village Haberdashery in my reader. And I have bought some Cloud 9 Alegria from Annie.

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

I am dancing anyways leaving thus comment.
Ali x

Penny said...

I've just "liked" The Village Haberdashery on FB. (And I'm dancing!)

LittleChicken said...

congratulations! Love this fabric too so pretty!

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Already subscribe to the newsletter. Still dancing!

Ali x

LittleChicken said...

I already subscribe to the village haberdashery newsletter :)

pennydog said...

Yey Katy! I love the Simpatico line :)

bedroom decorating ideas said...

Hi there to all
a million!
Now that is some excellent writing, This post genuinely built my day! Perfect work you have done

Roberta said...

Love these fabrics - I want to make something for me with them.

Roberta said...

I 've signed up for Annie's newsletter and look forward to it popping into my in box each week!

Roberta said...

Golly gosh I now stalk Village Habberdashery on facebook!

pennydog said...

I already subscribe to the Village Haberdashery newsletter

pennydog said...

I follow VH on Facebook too

Pam said...

lovely,lovely,lovely fabrics, they make my mouth water.

Pam said...

I have subscribed to the newsletter, it would be foolish not to.

Pam said...

I like them on Facebook, in fact I just like them everywhere

Jen Walshaw said...

I already subscribe to the newsletter, does that count!

I have to say chevrons are growing on me

Hoola Tallulah said...

Congratulations lovely lady and thanks for such an awesomes giveaway, had my eye on cloud9 fabrics but never splashed the cash due to budget smidget (bleurgh!), so keeping my digits crossed for this one <3

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

A million squillion - holy bejeepers - that's awesome! And wow what a giveaway!!!! Yes please - pick me pick me!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I already get her newsletter, I follow her blog and I buy schtuff from her - it truly is a brilliant shop :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

And I also like her on Facebook - I like her in real life too - she's lovely :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Ok - I played one of my fav songs and danced the funky dance right here in the living room [quite embarassing really] for my 4th entry into your A.MA--HAY.ZING. giveaway :)

Ullhärvan said...

Of course I love it!

Helen Lay said...

Congratulations on a million hits!

Ullhärvan said...

I've signed up for the Village Haberdashery newsletter!

Helen Lay said...

I already subscribe to Annie's newsletter

Helen Lay said...

And like her on Facebook.

Ullhärvan said...

I like the Village Haberdashery on FB!

Sarah said...

Woohoo congrats! Loving Simpatico - it is on my 'to buy' list but I'll hold off and see if the giveaway fairy smiles on me.

Ullhärvan said...

Oh, I did a happy dance when reading your blog post! Hihihi

Sarah said...

I already get the Village Haberdashery newsletter - be silly not to.

Sarah said...

Just liked Village Haberdashery on Facebook

Gunilla said...

Congrats! Wow - a million that's so impressive! And of course I am a follower, you're truly inspiring! Love what you make!

Gunilla said...

I have already signed up for the newsletter!

Stitched Together said...

Wow great prize, I've been coveting that fabric.

Stitched Together said...

I'm already signed up for the newsletter

Stitched Together said...

I already like Village Haberdashery on Facebook, because Annie has lovely stuff.

Josie and May said...

Oooh, I love this collection! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Josie and May said...

And I've signed up to the newsletter.

Josie and May said...

And I've liked Village Haberdashery on Facebook

Josie and May said...

And I might, just might, have done a little dance too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW a million is... a lot!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I get the Village Haberdashery newsletter

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I like the Village Haberdashery on facebook

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

**shakes booty**

Jo @ a life in lists said...

Wow, that's a lot of hits. And some of them probably weren't even looking for ginger monkeys ;-)

zafeira said...

I am already signed up for their newsletter.
apotospitimou@gmail.com

zafeira said...

I liked them on Facebook!!!
apotospitimou@gmail.com

zafeira said...

OMG 1.000.000 views. Well that is the best reason to celebrate, hope to get to 10.000.000!!

Maria Luísa said...

Count me in!

Maria Luísa said...

I have already signed up for their newsletter!

Maria Luísa said...

I have already liked The Village Haberdashery page on facebook!
Thaks for the oportunity!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/3emlinha/383961841665837

eleni_s said...

1st entry, i guess im doing it right!!! nonetheless, the bundle is so adorable!! thanks for the opportunity to win it

eleni_s said...

2nd entry - just signed up for the Village Haberdashery newsletter... still wonder how did i miss this site??? soo cute!!!im going to "study" it more when i gethome from work!!!

dls said...

Delicious fabric......thanks for the opportunity to win!

eleni_s said...

3rd entry - facebook liking page...seriously, how did i miss all this????

eleni_s said...

i could do some zumba steps i learned in the dance class, if you wanted me to... thanks for the opportunity again!!! you are doing a great work!!! x

dls said...

#2 Entry....just subscribed to the newsletter.....again, thank you!

dls said...

#3....."Liked" on FB.....

madebymaike said...

Wow! I would love to win this fat quarter bundle! Cloud 9 fabrics truly are fantastic!

Susanne said...

*klick* 1.000.001 :)
Susanne

Susanne said...

I like them on FB :)
Susanne

Sonia said...

Congratulatios on 1m viewers! And I would love to win the bundle :) I've already signed up for the village haberdashery and regularly drool over all their lovely things!!! x

moira said...

Congratulations!

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations on getting to one million hits! Fantastic and well deserved. Thank you to you and Annie for a great giveaway.
eli(at)sharksdinner(dot)com

moira said...

did the likey facebook thing :)

Elisabeth said...

I've liked the Village Haberdashery on FB.

Elisabeth said...

I'm already signed up for the newsletter :-)

eli(at)sharksdinner(dot)com

Elisabeth said...

I did a very silly dance for my fourth entry. Luckily only the dog was watching.

thecraftykitty said...

Ooh I want this sooo bad! Thanks for the lovely giveaway

Two Owls said...

Congratulations on hitting a million!
Love Cloud9 fabrics - the chevrons in particular at the moment.

Stephanie said...
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thecraftykitty said...

signed up for the newsletter. oh and my email is info[at]thecraftykitty[dot]co[dot]uk

thecraftykitty said...

and finally following on facebook.
info[at]thecraftykitty[dot]co[dot]uk

Kay said...

Congratulations to Miss Million!! This fabric is stunning, I love grey and aqua and there is plenty of that in this bundle. Thank you for a great giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I follow the Village Haberdashery on facebook.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Southerner said...

I would love to win. I just finished 18 years of home schooling and my last two kids will be going to public school in the fall. I am looking forward to crafting like crazy!

Southerner said...
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Southerner said...

I liked them on facebook

Southerner said...

I'm dancing!

Kay said...

I have signed up for the newsletter.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Nina said...

A MILLION?! Whoa. And you're right, the number of lovely collections coming out of Cloud 9 is getting a bit silly!

Nina said...

I've subscribed to the Village Haberdashery newsletter...

Wendy said...

gorgeous fabrics. I haven't shopped with the Village Haberdashery yet, but only because I'm too skint to buy fabric!

Nina said...

And now I've 'liked' them on Facebook and everything.

Zoe Brench said...

Those fabrics look lovely. I would love to get my hands on some!

Wendy said...

I already receive the newsletter

Wendy said...

And now I've liked them on Facebook. I thought I already did, but apparently not!

Zoe Brench said...

I have liked the facebook page and was already signed up for the newsletter.

Courtney Thompson said...

oooh! how pretty! congrats on so many views! wowza!!

Courtney Thompson said...

i'm a FB fan of VH

Courtney Thompson said...

i just subscribed to the newsletter at VH!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on 1,000,000 views!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I already get Annie's newsletter! I don't do FB but would definitely lace up my tap shoes and entertain Archie/the neighbours if it would get me another entry *wink*

mascanlon said...

Congratulations on a million! Wow! I will wait not so patiently for my turn. To play later in the week, in fact guess Iwill go play some more with my Hexies!

Sarah Pings said...

I was just drooling over these at the weekend ... thank you!

Sarah Pings said...

And congrats on a gazillion! That is truly amazing - although not really surprising ...

I liked Village Haberdashery on FB ... they are super good ...

Sarah Pings said...

I already subscribe to Village Haberdashery newsletter AND I did a little dance :)

Repollo said...

Congrats on the million!! this is a great blog!!!

Repollo said...

so I subscribe!! to the web site... I want those patterns!!!!

Repollo said...

and I like the facebook page =) !!!

Jan said...

Wow, so impressive. Thanks for the give away.

Flying Blind... said...

That's an awesome big number! Congratulations!

Flying Blind... said...

I already get the fab newsletter.

Flying Blind... said...

I am a FB 'liker'

Flying Blind... said...

Doing the macarena as I type x

knottygnome said...

wow that is a lot of visitors! i love your scrap vomit quilt.

Two Wednesdays said...

One million views - that's amazing (and well deserved). Congratulations (and thank you for the opportunity on the giveaway)

Two Wednesdays said...

I'm already a subscriber to the Village Haberdashery newsletter. :-)

Linda said...

HELLO! SUCH NEAT FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

These prints are so gorgeous.

Cheryl Gomez said...

What a lovely set of fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway

charlotte said...

amazing achievement!

Mom2RyandSis said...
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charlotte said...

PS. FB follower too!

asrayx said...
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Schirin said...

Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!
drewellschgtl[at]aol.com

Schirin said...

... and I signed up for the newsletter.

drewellschgtl[at]aol.com

Linda said...

Wow! One million! That's amazing. You are obviously writing great stuff.
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I already get their Newsletter. Does that count for an extra try in the Giveaway?
Linda on travjonuk@ yahoo.com

Betty C said...

You are one in a MILLION. I look at your blog several times a day I love it so much. Keep up the good work.

Betty C said...

Oops , when I hit the back button it published my comment again.
Although I wouldn't mind saying it a million times. You are one in a million, you are one in a million , you are one in a million........

Julie said...

Well done on the million. Wow!

Julie said...

And I am already signed up to the newsletter.

memmens said...

Well done you popular lady! thanks for the giveaway

memmens said...

I'm signed up to Annie's newsletter - thanks

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