Beside the Seaside – Free Pattern & Giveway Results

“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside … Oh, I do like to be beside the sea … Oh, I do like to stroll along the prom prom prom … While the brass band plays tiddly pom pom pom!!”  And no, contrary to my daughter’s opinion, I am not quite ancient enough to remember when that song was a number one hit!! I do recall that my grandad used to sing it as we marched along the pavement together on our way home from my school.  Anyway… back to the seagull in a moment…. 
Firstly, with apologies for lateness (again!) I am pleased to announce the results of the giveaway.  I was absolutely blown away by the number of comments – thank you to everyone who entered – I loved the caption ideas, have spent ages sitting at my laptop chuckling!  I wish I could give everybody a prize.  But, as so many people entered, I decided to give away not one, but two Little Geese kits.  And the winners are:
Number 3 is Em and number 38 is Linny.  I can see Linny’s email address in the comments – but can’t find any way to contact Em.  So Em .. if you’re reading this, please get in touch and kits will soon be winging their way to you both.  The pattern for the Little Geese is listed on Bustle & Sew (don’t forget your code LOVELY 40% discount valid for any single purchase until the end of this month) – and I’m wondering about listing some Little Geese kits on there as well….?
Meanwhile … last month Townie Husband and I had a lovely weekend away in St Ives, Cornwall.  I blogged about it a little while ago, and one of the pictures I showed you was of two seagulls who appeared at the same spot on the car park wall each day we were there: 
Now, I’m not terribly fond of seagulls, but this pair were certainly rather attractive, and so I’ve been thinking about how to use them in a design.  After some consideration and a lot of scribbling on paper I came up with
– do you recognise the seagull on the left of the photo?  What a handsome fellow!
and here he is again.  Check out the knobbly knees!!
The seagulls applique – “Beside the Seaside” is available as a free download from the free patterns pages of the new Bustle & Sew website.  It’s on the last page – page 3 – at the bottom – I hope you like it and enjoy stitching it.  If you’re new to machine applique then you might find my free tutorial useful – that’s in the free tutorials section of the website.


Radish's Mum

Oh he is lovely xxx What a fab applique! You can almost smell the sea and the fish and chips!


Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 May 06:30am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


Oooh! He looks like one of those seagulls that divebombs you and nicks your icecream! Love the knobbly knees.


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