Wednesday, 29 February 2012

What's Not To Love: Dandelyne (Psst! Giveaway!)


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Dandelyne is the brand new embroidery venture of my brand new favourite creative person, Sonia Lyne from Melbourne. Sonia makes beautiful necklaces for which she lovingly creates little stitched people, hearts and animals in miniature embroidery hoops. The tiny hoops are designed and made by Sonia herself and measure 4cm or 5.5 cm across (that's 1 and 9/16 or 2 and 1/8 inches). They are made from pine ply and come with a choice of silver plated or antique bronze plated chains.  

Sonia just recently opened shop and has since been working up a storm to fill her virtual shelves. She says “I am a newbie to the ETSY world, opening my shop only last November. My goal was to open it by the end of 2011 which I achieved. Then I closed it down for 6 weeks to take a holiday. My little mini hoops evolved over my break and I must say I AM IN LOVE WITH THEM … is it o.k. to say that about your own stuff?!” It definitely is in your case, Sonia! 

Using all kinds of different fabrics and DMK embroidery floss to create her pieces, every necklace is as individual as the cute characters that Sonia thinks up. Just have a look for yourself and make sure to check below the pictures for a special announcement!


Sonia also offers truly personalized items, with initials of your choice or an embroidered image of your loved one. Oh, and the announcement? To celebrate the launch of her business, Sonia has generously offered a giveaway. The prize is a necklace of the winner’s choosing from the selection available at Dandelyne. Lucky winner!


Here is how you can enter:

1) MANDATORY - Visit the Dandelyne shop and leave a comment below, telling me your favourite item.

2) OPTIONAL - For another entry, like Dandelyne on Facebook and leave a comment if you did so.

3) OPTIONAL – Add Sonia’s shop to your Favourites on Etsy and leave a comment after you did.

4) OPTIONAL - For a fourth and final entry, why don't you either blog or tweet about this giveaway? If you do, please leave the link to your blog post or your tweet in another separate comment. You can use this tweet if you like: Win a cute embroidered necklace from Dandelyne! Check out @Live_Long_Day's blog to see how: http://www.allthelivelongday.com/2012/02/whats-not-to-love-dandelyne-psst.html

Please make sure you leave one comment for each action and that you provide some kind of contact detail that I can reach you at in case you win. The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The giveaway will close at midnight (GMT) on Sunday, 11 March 2012 and I will draw a random comment and announce the winner on Monday, 12 March 2012.

GOOD LUCK!

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© Text - All The Live Long Day. All photos courtesy of Dandelyne - Sonia Lyne.
 
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39 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shop, and such a beautiful giveaway... and based in A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A. (can you tell that I'm excited about moving??)

    I want the love heart embroidery hoop necklace, a lot.

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  2. I've also added her shop to my favourites...

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  3. and tweeted here

    (can you tell that I want to win?)

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  4. Wow a pretty shop indeed! I would like the personalised mini hoop necklace with 'I heart' and it would have the name of my beloved on it.

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    1. Silly me, here is the link! https://twitter.com/#!/Gracemakes/status/174816954845118466

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  6. aaaaaaaaaaaand the shop is now in my favourites list on Etsy :) woo hoo!

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  7. YEAH YEAH YEAH ... hello everyone. I thought I'd jump onto Annika's deeeelicious blog, before I head to bed, and see if she had put her post up and ... voila ... here it is! Thank you to everyone for your kind comments! All the best of luck and I can't wait to sew a little something for the lucky winner.
    Smiles,
    Sonni XO

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  8. These are sooo sweet! I love them! I especially love the Pedro necklace :)

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  9. And I favorited the shop on Etsy :)

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  10. My favourite item in her shop is the Cat embroidered hoop necklace!

    Amy

    amykaireen at hotmail dot com

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  11. I liked her fb page!

    Amy

    amykaireen at hotmail dot com

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  12. I added her shop to my fav's on Etsy!

    Amy

    amykaireen at hotmail dot com

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  13. I love the cat embroidered hoop necklace! Adorable!

    carterkatelyn[at]aol.com

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  14. I tweeted about the giveaway as @katelikestea :)

    carterkatelyn[at]aol.com

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  15. I added her shop to my favorites! I'm kateisamagpie.

    carterkatelyn[at]aol.com

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  16. I just tweeted it here: https://twitter.com/#!/AspenDance/status/174955866389360640

    Victoria (@aspendance)

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  17. I visited Sonia's Etsy shop and this was my favorite item (the cat necklace): http://www.etsy.com/listing/94124475/cat-embroidered-hoop-necklace-squiggles

    Victoria (@aspendance)

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  18. I also added Dandelyne shop to my Etsy favorites. :)

    Victoria (@aspendance)

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  19. I just "liked" Dandelyne on FB :)

    Victoria (@aspendance)

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  20. I love the "I LOVE LOVEHEARTS" necklace in calico, red and pink!

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  21. Love the braids even more shown in your Etsy shop!
    Terry

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  22. OMG these are the greatest! Teenie tiny portraits to hang around your neck!

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  23. Oh, just added this shop to my favorites on Etsy...wunderbar!

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  24. FLORENCE in a new dress is my favourite one! :)

    barienn(at)gmail(dot)com :)

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  25. OMG those are gorgeous!!!

    i tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/notcrazyunwell/status/177051645757235200

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  26. my favorite in the shop (although it's hard to chose) would be "lotti". i love how the braids are hanging over the hoop. love!

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  27. i like Dandelyne on facebook!!! "kim julia"

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  28. aaaand i also favorited her shop on etsy as "puttytat".

    see, i really, really want to win! :)

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  29. WILLOW is the one I would want, but it was a hard choice between this one and the old gray headed lady with a bun on her head. Love these. Wish my husband could make me some of those darling little hoops. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  30. My favorite item is SQUIGGLES, but all are awesome!

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  31. These necklaces are adorable! I think I would choose the "I Love Alex" necklace-- and have it personalized with my granddaughter's name! :-)

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  32. I like Dandelyne on Facebook-- thank you for the extra chance to win! :-)

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  33. Sonia's Etsy Shop is now one of my favorites!

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  34. Beautiful jewellery! (Found you through CraftGossip and am glad I did!) All the pendants are very sweet, but as a catlover my fave is of cause the cat hoop pendant.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cute necklace!

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  35. I shared the giveaway on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/#!/GwenWindham/status/178956266784296960

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