For it's time to announce the winner of the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway!

The extraordinary amount of entries allowed me to share in some of your most special moments. I learnt about grandmothers who taught you to sew, best friends who touched your hearts and partners who knew just what to give. Many of the entries made me tear up- I'm definitely living up to my reputation as a softie!

After negotiating an employment contract, I was able to get Monsieur the Cat on board to choose the winner. I tell you, the man drives a hard bargain! For his ten minutes of participation, he requested snuggles, food and the right to sit on top of my sewing machine whilst I'm sewing. Does anyone else have such a demanding cat?

Any-hoo... first came the entries:


Then the sorting:


Then came in Monsieur himself. Now, I should explain why I felt Monsieur was the best judge for this competition. Every since we rescued him from the incredible Ingrid's Cat Haven, Monsieur has shown a slightly inappropriate penchant for all things paper. He likes receipts, boxes, envelopes, toilet paper, tissues... you name it, he's eaten it. So, we had no doubt that if we introduced Monsieur to the pile of paper, he would sooner or later flip one over, if not eat it!

For a while, he lounged...


But this quickly turned into a playful roll, and he flipped the lucky winning entry!


And the winner is... the lovely Heidi from My Hiding Place in Cyberspace! Congratulations to you!


Thank you all for entering. I am wading my way through the comments and promise to respond to each one (except those with no emails to respond to!). I look forward to getting to know you and your blogs in the near future.

Yay for giveaways! And here's to many more in the near future.

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P.S. If any of you are as amused by the wonderfully strange and hilarious behaviour of cats as I am, make sure you check out
the famous and hilarious Mabu the Box Addict on YouTube- as discovered by Lara. The last 25 seconds makes me pee my pants with laughter!


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Comments (25)

On June 1, 2009 at 8:47 PM , barb's creations said...

Congratulations Heidi :) Barb.

mmmm made you pee your pants? (with laughter that is) Must go and have a look see......

 
On June 1, 2009 at 9:20 PM , CurlyPops said...

OMG I can't believe you actually cut up all of those comments! I took the lazy option of the random number generator....too funny!

 
On June 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM , Ammie said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway, and congrats to Heidi. I love that pretty kitty scrawled all over the papers.

 
On June 1, 2009 at 9:39 PM , Screen Door said...

Congrats to her!!

 
On June 1, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Kristy said...

I love the pictures you put up for your giveaways- they're so cute. Your helper is very cute, too =)

Congratulations Heidi!

 
On June 1, 2009 at 11:11 PM , Sandrine said...

Monsieur what a cool name ;)
Congratulation heidi!

 
On June 1, 2009 at 11:45 PM , m.e (Cathie) said...

what a cute helper! and all he asks for are snuggles and food....bargain! :)

 
On June 2, 2009 at 1:05 AM , Cassie said...

Aren't cats the best... with their antics! My cat certainly would help me in that way too if I let him. :)

 
On June 2, 2009 at 1:20 AM , marie*jolie said...

What a lovely blog, and congrats to the winner. I am a cat person, too. Here is a little cat video that makes me chuckle- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M7ibPk37_U

Have a happy week!
Marie

 
On June 2, 2009 at 2:10 AM , Harley Dee said...

Congrats Heidi! :D

San, maybe we need Skype so we can virtually make cookies together :)

 
On June 2, 2009 at 7:48 AM , Here We Go Loopy Lou (Melinda) said...

What a beautiful cat you have. I also have a rather demanding cat, must be the red hair thing!

 
On June 2, 2009 at 9:55 AM , Katy said...

That video is some funny sh!t.... thanks for the tip! I needed a chuckle!

 
On June 2, 2009 at 11:59 AM , Tania said...

Not only were all those zillions of comments printed AND cut out - but it looks like you even used a ruler!

 
On June 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM , Di said...

Monsieur is such a star! A real pin-up boy! (Do you think he knows it?)

 
On June 2, 2009 at 9:14 PM , tania@jetbeads&craft said...

Hi Sandra - Just found your blog through your comment on another blog - I am just about to go and check you out. (that sounds daunting). Look forward to coming back again.

 
On June 3, 2009 at 8:23 AM , L. jane E. said...

mmmm love cats....maybe someday i'll find a furry friend for me!

 
On June 3, 2009 at 6:10 PM , Buttons by Lou Lou said...

I also can't believe you cut them all up. Well done and well done to the winner. Hope all of your crafting is going well.

 
On June 3, 2009 at 8:35 PM , Tinniegirl said...

Oh I love Mabu, and Monsieur. I can't believe he sits on top of the sewing machine.

I'll send you an email to a link to my box loving boy.

 
On June 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM , clare's craftroom said...

What a big job you had , lucky you had such a handsome helper.

 
On June 4, 2009 at 6:55 AM , twopeasinapoddesigns said...

That is hilarious! :>)

 
On June 4, 2009 at 12:50 PM , Laura said...

Awww . . . I loves your cat. Such a sweet face!

 
On June 4, 2009 at 2:24 PM , ange_moore said...

Congrats to Heidi and yay for your clever pussycat!

Also a quich congrats to you for making it onto One Pretty Thing - some more cyber traffis will be heading your way!

 
On June 4, 2009 at 7:23 PM , Sandrine said...

Hi Sandra Thanks very much for your comment.
I have now included email...Great when I include your great tutorial will give you a buzz, thanks for that;)

 
On June 6, 2009 at 6:29 PM , XUE said...

Thank you that cute video link. I didn't pee but I did smile a lot :) .

 
On June 8, 2009 at 3:33 AM , Julia said...

Funny, funny, funny! my cat is an 18 year old version of yours!