Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bleaching Denim and a GIVEAWAY

Do this

Dip it in this
Get some of this ready to neutralise
take a little nap, and you get this

Bleached denim all ready for some more cushion backs.

What about the giveaway? I hear you ask ....... Well .......... you could win ......
a voucher for $80 to spend on lighting of your choice at Buyster. Whether you sew by hand or machine we all know that good lighting can make all the difference. The Buyster people have a fabulous range of lighting for all sorts of needs. Could you use $80 to spend on a new light?
Here's the deal:
  1. Competition is open to Australian residents only - sorry!
  2. To be eligible to win you must be a Follower of this blog, if you're not already one go to the right hand side bar and become one.
  3. Then just leave a comment - anything you like really. Edited to add: Anonymous comments probably not a good idea - I won't be able to track you down if you win!
  4. If you also have a blog, you can get an extra entry if you post about this giveaway on your blog - just leave a 2nd comment to say that you've linked me.
  5. Easy! A random entry will be deemed the winner on Sunday 24th January, 2010.
  6. Good Luck!
Finally, how cute is this little vinyl sticker from etsy! - Lindsey T put me on to it.


  1. Well I think I'm the first person leaving a comment in reply to your fabulous lighting competition, so doubt if I'll "randomly" be picked?? But I've now really studied your funky blog and hope to join one of your sewing classes sometime soon ... maybe when my "baby-boy" starts school? I'm new to this whole bloggie-thing ... so sorry if my comment is too much information?? Anyway go-go-go Gay McDonell - your sewing action, creativity and motivation has inspired me! xx

  2. Love the denim, what a great idea. Can't wait to see what you are going to make out of it.
    Thanks for popping over to my blog.
    Look forward to catching up again.

  3. Thanks for the denim bleaching information. I have 16 large squres of denim that I was going to use for cushions and bags and your information has helped me come up with some ideas. :)

  4. Hello, tap-dancing sewing teacher, and I see you are a fabric dyer too! Pleased to meet you.

  5. Hi Gay, if I ever get out of water restrictions I would love to have a go at the denim bleaching. Thanks for the tips.

  6. I have linked this post at

  7. Ooh - I could do with a light!!

    I remember bleaching jeans in the 80's. loads of fun.... until the jeans desintegrated. We didn't know about the neutralising stage.

  8. I'm inspired now, might have to find some old jeans to practice on first though, ones I won't mind ruining! :) I've already picked out which lamp I would buy if I won, very exciting. *Fingers crossed*

  9. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I am very inspired by your creations and can't wait to get my sewing machine etc all set up. Reading your blog I was also thrilled to see your recommendations on a great Brisbane fabric shop - having just moved here and no idea where any were.

  10. Hi again, I've just noticed all your amazing labels on the've been a busy girl! Please count me in for your giveaway, fingers crossed! x

  11. Im so excited to be learning new skills. Your blog is so easy to use. I will meet you soon!

  12. Hi Gay - just become a follower - I would love to enter your giveaway - I love the sticker "sewing nerd" - I have the Bead nerd sticker on my car - my husband doesn't quite appreciate it when he has the boat hooked up the the back hehehe!

  13. Oh will go and mention your giveaway on my blog for you as well. -

  14. I'm following! And it's my birthday on the 24th so I will take that as an omen of good luck!


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