Monday, March 11, 2013

autumn : a giveaway to celebrate the season

An array of autumnal goodness; to keep your body warm, your home bright and your children happy (especially on rainy days).

There's a big part of me that would like to covet this collection but alas, it will be delivered to one of you. Valued at over $1300 each item has been contributed by a creative who really values the beauty of "made with love" - hooray to that!

One lucky winner will receive the following:

1. One pair of Berties from Jonah and the Girl - the perfect everyday-sneaker (winner will choose size and colour) - valued at $40.

2. A pair of vivid Wittlebird wings will inspire hours of imaginative play. Ideal for dragons, fairies, elves and birds, winner will choose colours and size - valued at $70.

3. Paul & Paula clothing is handmade to perfection in Melbourne - contemporary, quirky designs are created from quality fabrics and expert craftsmanship. This little pair of leggings are made from 100% Merino Wool Jersey and feature a sweet navy/white striped bow. Winner will choose size - valued at $33. 

4. One of my favourite Rebekka Seale prints, Stripes is an 8"x10" print of her original watercolour and gouache painting - valued at $20

5. A penguin with a scarf, well of course. Meet Scout, one of Udder's most beloved creatures. Made entirely from recycled fabrics, he "...loves a good adventure and has climbed many a cushion/pillow mountain in his time." - valued at $70

6.  This gorgeous wooden line work beaded necklace comes with a story. It's made from sustainable plantation timber right her in Australia and then printed with an original water colour painting. The cord is hand-dyed with English Breakfast tea in the Polli studio - a converted ginger beer factory in Stanmore, Sydney. Valued at $79.95, it's rather swoon-worthy.

7. Fair trade and made from sustainable materials this yellow slide whistle is the perfect addition to the musical instrument basket. Valued at $20.99 from Tree Hugga

8. Look at this collection of beautiful stationery and crafty supplies - all from BLANK. This pack includes 6 x hollow wooden eggs (perfect for Easter!), 1 x pack of small gift boxes, 1 x pack of cotton muslin bags, 1 x pack of glassine lined bags, 1 x packet of turquoise circle stickers and 2 x packs of vintage tags. Valued at $52.

9. Tik e ta is European-inspired but locally-made, a range of fun and contemporary kid's clothing from super-soft fabrics. These black+white striped harem pants are just lovely  Winner will choose size - valued at $39.

10. Brass cast from an actual gingko leaf, this pendant and chain by Pantheia is a celebration of Autumn. Made by in Bali from sustainable practices - valued at $75.

11. Gina & May create beautiful, quality umbrellas with long wooden handles - a necessity on rainy days. This "grasshopper" design features a windproof mechanism and offers UV protection - valued at $59.95.

12. Snuggly PJs - one of my favourite things about the cooler months. ALAS (all light all shadow) creates sleepwear from organic cotton and endeavors to be socially and ecologically responsible in every step of the design, creation and distribution process. These long-sleeved, long-legged Dusk pjs are valued at $59.95 (winner will choose size).

13. A special edition DIY oobee bunny kit by Maze & Vale. Suitable for all levels of sewers and perfect for beginners, this kit allows you to create your very own soft and squishy Easter bunny with 100% cotton corduroy fabric (handprinted with one of Maze & Vale's signature designs), wool felt and fleece. This special edition comes with bonus materials to create a traditional oobee too. Valued at $22. 

14. Autumn is raincoat season and this gorgeous design from Quince is ideal for the little ones. Valued at $55, winner will choose size. 

15. Tea - my preferred drink of the season. This sweet "tea please" cup is handmade in a workshop nestled between the trees and rolling hills of the Kanimbla Valley. Artist Helen Hay creates delicate vessels that turn your everyday drink into a cherished ritual - valued at $40. 

16. Polka dots for the bedroom? Kip & Co create bright, boutique linen and this flat sheet is 100% cotton, 300 thread count and made in India. Featuring navy spots on an olive base it's king size and valued at $125.

17. Always on my kitchen bench, Counter Intelligence from Murchison-Hume keeps the counter clean without the use of nasty chemicals. Valued at $12.50.

18. A box of  bright chalk that will inspire hours of creativity...a necessity in the craft cupboard. Chalk Chook is the very best chalk I've come across, made for small hands and big imaginations - valued at $30

19. Purdey Bonnet by Dover & Madden - a handmade 1970s inspired ski bonnet featuring a bubble design and the possible addition of earflaps, sized 3months-36months - valued at $41, winner will choose size and colour. 

20. Whole Family Rhythms are a series of seasonal and monthly guides created and designed to help you maintain a steady rhythm in your home. Winner will receive the April guide - valued at $12.

21. This delightful cot quilt by Miette Handmade features a collection of vintage inspired fabrics in hues of blue, red and green. Handmade in Melbourne and valued at $160.

22. This best-selling rainbow necklace by Kangaroo Care is made from juniper beads - perfectly safe for baby to play with while breastfeeding - valued at $25. 

23. This unique Lola clutch from Little Tienda features Otomi embroidery, exquisite stitching and bohemian styling - valued at $85.

24. A beautiful little set from Shorties - a handknitted vest (size 12months) and the friendliest little owl friend you ever did see - valued at $78.

25. Ethically handmade by Tibetan refugees in Kokonor's Indian workshop, this cotton koko kaftan is perfect for summer or can be layered for the cooler months. Available in five different fabrics, winner will choose size and pattern - valued at $34.


The extra good news is that this is an international giveaway. You can enter a maximum of three times:
  • first entry - follow Che & Fidel (over there on the right)
  • second entry - popping over to Che & Fidel on facebook and hitting 'like' 
  • third entry - sharing this giveaway on facebook/instagram/your blog
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (if you can't see your comment please press the 'load more' option under the comment box). The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and will be announced in this post on Monday March 18th at 9pm est.

COMMENTS CLOSED - the winner is #569 - hollyproperly. Congratulations! x

Best of luck!

autumnal illustration by rebekka seale

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