Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Homespun Style Book Competition

4 Signed copies to Giveaway!

* To Celebrate the launch of my latest book Homespun Style (Published by Ryland Peters & Small) with photography by Debi Treloar and Words by Joanna Simmons, I have decided to run a competition, with four signed copies to giveaway. All you have to do, to enter is follow my blog if you don't already do so, and then leave a comment below telling me why you like the Homespun Look, or whats your best Homespun buy or about something Homespun you have made or been inspired by or who your favorite makers/crafts people are? (I'd love to know!)
I will pick the winners out a hat on Monday 5th March 2012 and the 1st one I pick will WIN a signed copy of Homespun Style and also a gorgeous Homespun Style sign courtesy of the very lovely Vicky Trainor of The Vintage Drawer, the next three WINNERS picked will also receive a signed copy. Please leave your comments by Sunday 4th March 2012, I'm so looking forward to reading them - Good luck! *

138 comments:

J'adore Design Co said...

I love the homespun look because my home is constantly evolving and changing with my latest retro, shabby chic and vintage inspired finds. Low cost interior decor is a breeze!

KatGotTheCream said...

Would love to win a copy of this book. Homespun style encompasses everything I love about interior design. It's about personal style and flair rather than spending lots of money and combines my favourite things: thrifting, car-booting, customisation and the make-do-and-mend ethos.
I follow your blog too so please count me in.
Thanks, Kathryn.
twitter: @katgotthecream

Urbanstems said...

I Follow ze blog already Selina! Wow you are very generous. I am looking forward to getting the book..but if I won it that would be even better! Homespun charm rocks! Deciphers a house from a home in my humble view.Sinead

HeppieHermpie said...

Ooowhh.. I can 't wait for you book!! I'm so curious about your Homespun Style :)) I think it will be a very-very-special one!! And I think I will love every page, every picture, whole the book will be great, I think!!
Sorry about my overreaction ;)) What a nice idea to sign four books! I hope you will get me out of your hat!! (every one who sent a comment wants it, I'm sure!!)
I'l wait!!
With love, Herma (from the Netherlands)

kat said...

My favourite homespun crafter is Tif/Dottie Angel, at Christmas I was lucky enough to get in quick on her etsy to purchase one of her hangings. It has a saying that I just adore - " I do love all that you are" - I think it's so important these days to value ourselves and so everyday when I see it, it reminds me to be kind to myself & it gives me inspiration to believe in my own dreams of creating "words with meaning" in a handcrafted way.
I always find what she writes and makes so uplifting, full of joy and homespun goodness
Kat xox

Nattie said...

This book is sooo super exciting!!!!! I seem to collect lots of different fabrics, and like using them for blankets, curtains and cushions. My fav re-cycling fabric moment, is prob using some pastel coloured doilies, that I stitched onto some voile to make a sheer curtain in our laundry room, it looks so pretty with the early morning sunlight glowing through it....
Nattie x

emmamitford said...

I love the feeling that by painting here , addind thrifted treasures there, and sewing and knitting and displaying and organizing, my appartment is becoming home. I love that when I look around I see it's "me", us, love and family, colors and creativity! I really look forward to reading your book :)
Caroline
www.carolinedreams.com

two hippos said...

I love the homespun look, probably as it is so individual. I have some vintage china from my grandmother, handmade (homemade) quilt and funky cushions. Finds from auctions, markets or the odd fabulous shop.

Lisbeth T. Hansen said...

I love the homespun look and I am an antique's dealer in Petaluma, California. I am a danish transplant and love to hunt for beautiful, old textiles and linens. My best score at an estate sale was a complete set of monogrammed (red) dishtowels as well as pillowcases from the estate of a Swedish immigrant dated 1902. I love to find something that was never used and bring it back to life again. I think about her every day when I use and love the dish towels and sleep on her pillows. It is about appreciating the love, beauty and workmanship that went into those pieces. My entire house is filled with lovely treasures brought back to life and appreciated again.

syko kajsa said...

OOh, I would love to win a copy of your book, if I don't I will buy it anyway!

I love the homespun look, because I think that is how I live and decorate. A colourful, playful and creative family home with lots of handmade and second hand textiles and flea market finds. "Home is where the art is!"

liz said...

Oh, what a great gift. I love anything homespun, it's what makes a house a home. I collect fabrics and china and embroidered anything. Love the style of Dottie Angel and Teawagontales with some Rachel Ashwell shabby chic thrown in. Looking forward to your book. Liz xx

Madelief said...

Hi Selina,

What a lovely book this is. It's just the sort of book I like because it's cheerful, full of colour and a mix and match of fabrics and old and new decorations. It's the sort of style I would love my garden house to have!

Happy evening!

Madelief

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

Best giveaway ever! I actually own your first book and I LOVE it :) I don't look at interior art that much but I just had to have Bazaar Style :) I would like to have Homespun Style too because I just love the colourfull, bright and clashing interiors you choose :) x

Jutta said...

Hello dear Selina
congratulations on the publication of your book. I am very much looking forward to reading it, even if i have to buy it myself :-).
i love homespun style because it is so wonderfully personal. and because it love fiddling around in my home, arranging and re-arranging and creating...
love
jutta

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Hi Selina, as well as being new to blogging (Oct 11!) I'm also a new follower to your blog. I promptly went over to Amazon and put your new book in my wish list as it's not available yet! I think homespun is about the homemade items, the vintage finds, the little bit of history that finds its way into our homes that we enjoy - whether it's a piece of antique fabric or some vintage cutlery, or an old vase...it gives our homes a warm and cosy feeling, a lived in feel, unlike homes that look like they've just unpacked a crate of flatpacks and put it all together. Homespun has CHARACTER and I'd love to win your book to find out more! Sharon

Vanessa Johanning said...

Love the granny, Chic, homespun style because it is so Sweet looking .. it just feels so comphy and cozy to me! .. I love antique dishes, Limoges... crochet bits and bobs... I love tif and of course you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanessa Johanning
Http://RhinestoneContessa.com

Colores said...

of course I participate:-)I am a new fan of yor work and love how you mix fabrics and cheerful colours!My best homespun??an old huge apothecary vase(10litres:-) for flowers! a big kiss and fibgers crossed!

nellie and eve said...

Homespun is in everything I do and make. I love using natural, vintage or recycled fabrics and yarn to create unique individual style to my home and the accessories I make for others. Using traditional methods, I happily pass time, sewing or crocheting love into each piece.

Good luck with your book Selina
Best regards
Helen

Lola Nova said...

Quite excited about your new book, as I too have a passion for Homespun! I am inspired by so many, too many to name really. I do believe it all started with my nana and my mother. My own home is an ever changing canvas with homespun elements from my own hands or the hands from someone in ages past. It brings me comfort and joy.

BrightonMade said...

I think the homespun look is a way to give your house individuality and is a representation of the owners personal style, which is why I love it! When someone uses this look in their home, not only does it tell you a little bit about them, but by it's very nature, it tends to lead to a more relaxed and welcoming house!

Looking forward to the book however I get to read it!

Lulla said...

The colours in you blog inspires me a lot.
Living in a country far up north, they make me smile during the regular every day weeks, especially during the winter season. I love the Homespun look for all its fantastic combinations of the different colours and after I started to follow you blog, I slowly have started to add more and more to our home.
I think colours develop creativeness for my kids, and myself.

I think the picture above must be from one of my favourite blogs here in Norway, Fjeldborg.
This girl is definitely one of my favourite makers/crafts people, so creative in many areas. To me it seems like every thing she touches, turns into “diamonds”.

silly old suitcase said...

Hello Selina,

From the first look at the cover of this lovely book (on Flickr) it felt like home...
The beautiful pictures, the style, the colours...i just love it.
I always try to mix and match fresh colours, white, ideas from a lot of different blogs and crafters with secondhand treasures and thrifted goodies without being too romantic.

I hope it isn't a problem me living overseas in the Netherlands!...i cross my fingers because i like it!
i like it! i like it!

xx

Just White said...

I would be delighted to win one of your copies! And signed! This is a very generous gift!
I am a vintage lover keeping my fingers crossed!
Thank you to consider me for the giveaway!
There's a giveaway on my blog too if you would like to visit.
X

wood & wool stool said...

(Please come) HOME SWEET HOMESPUN

Kaylovesvintage said...

my house is full of wonderful books but there is still space for one more...homspun

Love, Love, Love said...

I love my boho chic style...mixing new pieces, Ikea, vintage and second hand...visiting junk yards, charity shops, antique centres and collectable fairs...you never know what treasures you may come across or you may leave empty handed but that is all part of the fun...I always find your books and articles inspiring so would love to win a copy :)

Nadine Thomas said...

I'd love to win your new book! Homespun style to me means individuality and creativity. Everyone can have an identikit Ikea house but with a homespun style it is all about individual style, handcrafted, thrifted and auction finds. All unique and personal to you!

Keri-Anne said...

Oh oh, I would so love to win. I adore Tif from sortie angel and Jane from posy. They inspire me to fill my home with strung doilies and hyacinths and little deer ornaments and yes I shall be filling my home just like that xxxx

Kath said...

Already a follower and sometime tweeter! Homespun isn't just a style for me, it's how my home has always developed, from customising my student furniture, to making cushions on my nans sewing machine from fabrics I has leftover from work at habitat. I've alway been a thrifty being, obsessed with making home 'home'. Can't wait to see the book, yours and debi's work is always inspirational...nice to know there is a name for the jumble of granny cast offs that make up my home...and Homespun it is!

Fjeldborg said...

Hi Selina!
So cool seeing my cupboard on your site:)
Love the picture, and so much looking forward to see the whole book!

Good night ;)

Love /Ingrid

Lori said...

I adore the homespun look. My little apartment has knitted lampshades, fabric starched and stuck onto walls, and a beautiful purple velvet ottoman, lovingly upholstered by yours truly. I just can't wait for this book!

Holly said...

I just found out about your give away via Gatherings Magazine...lucky me! Homespun, the name alone gives one a feeling of home, safety, coziness! I look forward to getting to know you better and hope I win your beautiful book. Thank you for this opportunity !

Lista de Deseos said...

thanks for so pretty giveaway!

lynn said...

it's my birthday today so i may be lucky....
i will put the book on my wish list anyway..i have all the other publications and i love your work and style
lynnie xxx

Anya adores said...

Dear Selina, I would adore to win this amazing book, the word homespun encompasses everything I love - thrifting, adorable fabrics & colors, vintage, mixing it up a bit, making a house a home & cozying up with the people I care about. Fingers xxxx - yay:)
Axxxx

Tania said...

There are only plus points to being a lover of the homespun look! For me, it means I can creatively express myself in my ever evolving home, thinking of thrifty and creative ways to be a homemaker and stylist in my own home. I get my inspiration from all the wonderfully creative people out there on the big wide web, like you, who are generous in sharing their beautiful pictures with the rest of us. I try to do the same through my blog. And...from gorgeous books like the one in this giveaway! Would luuuuv to win it! Thank you for a great giveaway!

Tracey said...

I would love this book Selina as I love your other books. The reason I love Homespun style is that it gives my home personality, I love to make things so we like how a lot of love has gone into the things that make our house a home.

found and sewn said...

I'd loved to win this book! I love homespun style because it takes time to develop your own look...vintage finds, handmade pieces, family heirlooms. you can't buy it from one shop.

En støvel og en sko said...

Hi Selina,
I can't wait to add this book to my collection, and hope to win it here.
I love the homespun style simply because it's creative, and it involves re-use and recycling which I think is the way we need to go. I also love being able to display old heirlooms in a new and modern way, and not hide them away in the back of our drawers.
Congratulations with your new book!
Love, Solvi

Karen said...

Selina, what a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! I love the homespun look because it is authentic, creative, and from the heart. You can showcase your child's art, sew your own pillows, toss in your grandma's teacups and cozy up with a stack of inspiring books. It is fun and easy to find great art and objects online, one of my favorite crafters is Kajsa Wikman (Syko) on Etsy. I have her lovely postcards in little frames in my kitchen and office. xo Karen

Regina said...

homespun style, that is a home where people live in, "inherited" mugs and paintings from granparents and aunts, souvenirs from holidays, paintings from kids or from the inhabitants when they were kids - I like designed homes as well, matching colour shemes, ... but my heart is touched by colourful cozyness.

Zuzu said...

This book looks amazing!!!

I have been a follower for some time now! To answer your questions...

What I love about the look: I love the homespun look because it is filled with handmade beauty, well-loved vintage finds and personal touches. This is the look I am creating in our tiny cottage, and I am always interested in seeing more wonderful ideas!

Best Homespun Buy: A mix of vintage glasses & jars. I love to use them to display cupcake papers, ribbons, etc.

Something Homespun I've made: From the tea towels my grandmother made, I have been inspired to embroider my own. I love to embroider, and I use the tea towels every day!

Favorite Makers/Crafts people: Too many to mention, but here are a few...
Such Pretty Things, Lobster & Swan, A Creative Mint, Anna Corba, Bailiwick Studio, and Cathy Penton Atelier.

Thanks for inviting us to enter, and for all the beauty and inspiration you share!

~ Zuzu

Sophia Victoria Joy said...

Hi Selina,

I love following your blog and also your twitter too. Homespun Style looks absolutely wonderful and I just had to enter this giveaway...! For me Homespun is all about colourful living and enjoying everyday. It's not about money or what looks 'right' or 'wrong', I think it is about having fun and enjoying every experience that is thrown at you. I also think that to have a homespun home you must always be on the lookout for the beauty that surrounds us, early morning car boots with a steamy cup of tea, a little stroll of the beaten path to find an old cafe/bookshop with a unique story and vintage charm. Homespun means different things to different people and I think that is the true beauty of the word. Individuality & personality...

Rachael83 said...

Hi Selina,
I'm a textile designer and find your blog so inspiring! I've got both your previous gorgeous books and I'm particularly excited about Homespun style.
I love nothing more than trawling round vintage and antique markets at the weekend and pottering down the lanes in Brighton looking for treasures. I love buying old pieces of vintage fabric and making cushions and pillows, its so nice to create something totally unique that nobody else has!
I really enjoy buying a piece of furniture with a story behind it that you can make your own.
My best find so far was a big box of mismatched teacups and saucers in weird and wonderful colours and patterns for one pound at a flea market. There's nothing like the buzz you get when you find something so exciting!
Can't wait to read your new book xx

Mrs scoops said...

Oooooh lovely jubbly I love a little prize draw !!!
I think you must of written this for me surely !!! Xxxx ha
Please enter my name into the hat...... I'd adore a copy of your latest book, I'd treasure it forever!! Xxxx

Sallie McNett Hunter said...

I am so tired to death of pre-fab, pre-packaged looks from lifestyle stores, so I look to flea market and yard sale finds to create and fashion a more eclectic, fun, artful look. I love the saturation of color in the styles of all of your book and the fact that they elevate found items to a more respected interior design level. It is as if I was looking for your style aesthetic, didn't quite know it and then there your books and blog were just for me to enjoy (well, okay others can enjoy them, too.)

I am so looking forward to the release of your latest, Homespun Style because it really solidifies my joyous belief in the handmade movement and the sense of accomplishment and history one gets from crafting things for one's home. My mother has always pieced together quilts and wall hangings, made her own pillows or curtains, and loves making a good wreath. My style differs greatly from hers but my sense of developing my own homespun touchstones prevails.

Thanks for being such an inspiration and for getting me to look around my possessions with a new eye towards re-styling these items into a fun new look.

lisrushton said...

Looking forward to purchasing your new book, even better to get a signed copy.

You have always been a great inspration to me. I always thought i was 'the odd one out', everyone else had the ikea minimal look. My home is full of vintage finds, car boot/charity shop purchases and handmade/ reused bits, making my house a home.

Ann said...

This a book that is right up my ally! :) I regularly read one of the blogs who's home you photographed for the book (Fjeldborg: http://lystadsvingen.blogspot.com/) and I just know that if that sets a tone for the rest of the book - I'm going to love it! :D

Best of luck with the "launch".

Ann,
Norway,
akling80@gmail.com

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guitar_love said...

Hello Selina, congratulations on the publication of your book! I do follow your blog now! :):)

Ragnhild said...

This book looks great! Congratulations :) I love the homespun style because it gives character to the home. I love shopping at flea markets and second hand stores, altering things and knowing that the items i own have a history, like all the things i have after my grandmothers.

Kari Anne Marstein said...

Homespun= tailormade. I love the one of a kind style. Adds personality to the home. Good luck with the book!

marianv said...

desde argentina sigo tu blog!!!! es super especial y nos muestra que hay decoración linda, fresca y posible!!!!!
cariños!
Mariana..

Frau Mayer said...

Dear Selina,
thanks for the chance.
For me, homespun = crafty = mixing hand-made with new and vintage things. As for my favorite maker, I've been in love with Geninne's work for quite a while.
Good luck with the book, I guess, it's doomed to become a bestseller :)

Ine said...

Best wishes for your book's "birth"! I love the personality and the colours, and wil most certainly buy myself a copy if I'm not lucky enough to win one!
(holddigpaahoiderne@hotmail.com)

lou said...

Wow lovely giveaway thank you! To me homespun = a home filled with everything about YOU. A personal space with items handmade, thrifted, upcycled and individual. I love fieldborg and frillie designs homes.. cannot wait to see them in print. Lou x

Rosa said...

Beautiful! I would love to have this book in my home, adding some color to all my black and white:-)

Love, Rosa (Pink)

Portofritt said...

Homespun for me is a way of using old things in new ways - by seeing possibilities and maybe making small changes to them. Homespun are things made with love and your own hands (and your creativity), and makes your home look like YOUR home and not something from a catalog. Good luck with the book. PS. I am now also following this lovely blog. :)

Heidi

Anonymous said...

Homespun is homefun! :)


Sunny saturdaysmiles from Norway!

SM
smerete@yahoo.no

Fru Thornholm said...

I would love to win that book!
I love a personal style with vintage furniture. I get inspired by the blogs Fjeldborg, Smilerynker and Lullaby & La La.

Laura said...

I'm excited for this book! I love the homespun style look because it's cheap, colorful, and easy to play around with.

creativejewishmom/sara said...

I love the homespun style I see on so many blogs from the Netherlands and Scandanavia, and on my wish list would be some retro Swedish wall paper......would love to win the book to help me add some homespun style to my life!

Mary Poppins said...

What a lovely giveaway :) I love the charm of the homespun look, I think it is all the personal touches that make for a very welcoming home. Am a follower of your lovely blog and good luck to everyone :) x

ruby said...

Great competition, I live and breath homespun style because it's true to who I am, I love to make, bake and create, our home is filled with love and items I have made by hand, I would adore your book x

Arctic Mum said...

Now a follower. I like to use vintage wallpaper on jars to make them personilized and perfect for pencils and pens. Hope to win!

Jane said...

I am very excited to enter this fantastic giveaway.I love the look of this book, it's the nostalgia of Homespun I love..reminds me of home and family as a child but with a modern twist...my favourite thing at the moment is to cover anything that stays still long enough in vintage print wallpapers...
thankyou from Jane x x x

Tuppelure said...

I am SO looking foreward to enjoy this book! I hope I'm the lucky one to win a book!!

Bee happy said...

Congrats on the new book sweetie, love your books :) this style is gorgeous and easy to achieve, I just adore this style along with french, shabby, scandinavian they all just seem to go :) hope I win ;)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Abbey Mense said...

Just started following the blog. I just love homespun style because it's personal and creative. The biggest compliment I ever had about my home is taht it looks like me. I just loved that! Looking forward to the book very much, also really enjoyed Bazaar Style!

Francesca Lancisi said...

Hi Selina,
I love your blog and I'm sure I'll love your new book!
I'm definitely homespun and I love a warm, everchanging home to live in.
I adore colors and every match is like music to my eyes, emotion to my soul.
Best of luck with everything,
Francesca

Delphine said...

I would loveto win one of your book , because luxembourg is quite a "grey" and "white" design style country an i would need some colour and homespun input in my life and home
So I hope tobe lucky enough to win

Nicole said...

It's a very generous giveaway, thank you!

Congratulations on the new book.

Alb said...

i would love to win yr book! Because it suits my own style as to be seen on my blog www.crealbs.blogspot.com

Guess I am one of the few guys here anyway, is that reason enough ? :)

Billy Angel said...

I would love to win your book. The Homespun look makes my heart beat faster. I LOVE it. Thanks for telling me about your comp. after liking you on Etsy (vanillatag).
Laura.

Barbara said...

Your new book looks so very beautiful ... congratulations and thank you for running this competition
I would love to win a copy to read on my couch with a cup of tea after a busy day ...

Linda said...

I'd love to win a copy of your lovely book! I'm sure it will lighten up the dark months of winter here in Sweden and inspire me a lot for the forthcoming spring.

Cary said...

Homespun style means something- you are decorating your home with objects that are special to you instead of random things that have empty meaning. Homespun is my grandmother's quilt collection; my great grandmother's tea towels; things with history! I would love to win your book!

tammy said...

I'd love a copy of your book. I love the idea of having my home decorated in such a way that it reflects my personality instead of the mass market/trend of the time. Having your book to inspire me would be absolutely wonderful.

Annabelle said...

Sooo looking forward to seeing your new book, très exciting! I've been swooning over the little sneaky peeks you have given us already. No doubt it's going to be a must have :) Congrats on your feature too!
Annabelle

Melissa said...

I'm so excited that you're releasing another book! Your style just amazes and inspires me! I've been loving all the sneak peaks, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!

susana@citrusandorange said...

I love the mix and match style, the colours, the vintage feeling, the romantic memories... I love the Homespun look. I want this book so much... :)

xo
Susana

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I love the homespun look because my home is regularly increasing and modifying with my latest classic, cheap stylish and classic motivated discovers. Low cost furnishings in your home is a breeze!

Anonymous said...

im very drawn to this style raised in the 50's i guess i would be would love to win ur book

Teresa M @Vintage Rose Brocante said...

Selina,

Your blog is lovely and very inspiring. I love the Homespun look. The combination of styles and influences you combine to achieve the Homespun look are very much the styles that I adore. The colours, the textures and the creativity in your compositions are stunning. I want to pick up the paint brush and sew some pillow cases and do some rearranging in my home when I see the them! You inspire!

I will continue viewing your blog and am since today following you on Pinterest too!

Cheers ♥
Teresa M

Nicky said...

I'm just about to redecorate my house so would love to win your book!

dinkumpink said...

It would be so nice to win this book and my birthday is March 5th as well x

Anonymous said...

I would love to be included in your competition for your lovely book. Thanks, Jennie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Selina, Ever since I bought your book "Bazaar style" I'm spending my free time decorating and styling my "House". Because that's what it was. A house. Now slowly it is starting to look like, and feel like, a real HOME. I am filled with ideas for every room and going to flea markets and second hand shops to "Hunt for treasures". I got my mom excited too, she also loved your book. That said, my favorite "Homespun" thing so far, are the 3 jars I turned into lanterns using soft blue ribbons, some ornaments I had somewhere in a box, and candles. I can't wait to see the book (I pre ordered it today, but a signed copy wouldn't hurt!) and be inspired once again and even more.

Thank you.
Janny

Crafty Mama said...

Well I love, love, love Bazaar Style and what I can see from the cover of this book I know I will love this one too!! And what a sweet give away!! Thank you!

Jamie said...

Be still my beating heart - I would LOVE nothing more than to win a copy of this most delightful book! Oh please pick me...my teeny tiny house needs a nice big dose of HOMESPUN style....and I have a feeling you'll give me just the inspiration I need!

I adore the homespun style - I'm a crafty gal at heart and nothing makes me happier than giving new life to old and discarded treasures that I find at the flea markets. My current fav is vintage fabric pieces from France. It's LOVE with endless possibilities! :)

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :) -Jamie

jkdmam@gmail.com

Amy said...

I just subscribed through google reader. I found my way here through dottie angel who happens to be my favorite crafty lady. I love the homespun look because I love to create things and I love that I can always be changing things.
Thanks for the chance to win your lovely book!

Melissa said...

I finally crawled out from under my crochet-covered rock and found you through dottie angel :) Glad I did! I was born with craftiness in my soul so this book looks just about perfect! The Homespun Style is wonderful in that it is both beautiful and stylish yet friendly and welcoming. Everything a home should be (in my opinion).

I am now a follower of your blog :)

Pogsie said...

I love homespun style because it's personal and cosy and the sense of achievement I get from completing a project and then staring at it's prettiness. I love Dottie Angel Tif Fussell's blog she has provided me with untold inspiration. I started following your blog after reading your interview with Tif. :) I would love to win one of your books.

Enney said...

Ohhh the dottie angel shuffled a little me your way, how pleased I am! To earn my place in the draw I am now happily fo;;owong you and for me homespun stlye is maria in the sound of music making play clothes from curtains. I have revived farbic into a many a thing, play tents, toys, clothes and patched together quilts to snuggle under with a good book (wink wink!.)

MissMollyCoddle said...

I love the homespun style, it's very similar to my own personal style. I like to accommodate my favourite handmade gifts and inherited family china and furniture, with a slightly moderner twist. I'd love to read your book and see the modern spin you have on it as I love bright colours too :)

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Following you!

I make homespun ceramic figures in my home studio.
:-}

http://lorraineyoungpottery.blogspot.com/

Come say hello if you have a sec.

Lorraine

Frau Haselmayer said...

I love it homespun because it's what it make a house or an apartment feel like home. Feel like where I belong.

Mallory Hill said...

Love your blog and I can't wait to see your book! I love everything about the Homespun look, I love to sew and craft. Now that I have a daughter I can't wait to share all of these things with her.

Clare said...

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”-William Morris.

I believe this quote encapsulates exactly why i adore Homespun Style. To me having only the 'useful' and 'beautiful' in the home is key to making life simple, stress-fee and happy. I'm so visually stimulated by the things i keep at home that it is important to me not to have anything that doesn't hold any significant meaning or sentimental value and its these things that make everyday a pleasure.

Ruth said...

I love to add homemade touches to my home, my favourite ways to do this are with crochet and flower arranging. The internet is a great way to get inspiration but books are even better! Can't wait to see your new book.

Alicia said...

For years I've been making things for my home, never knowing they qualified as being stylish! I would LOVE to win a copy of Homespun Style because just the cover makes me drool! I can only imagine the ideas that will spark when I get to look at all the juicy goodness inside. I'm sure I'll come away with all kinds of ideas for turning many of the linens and "props" from my wedding, into homespun keepsakes and decor.

Kath@Parklover said...

Fabulous blog- late to the party, I've only just come across it, but will follow on facebook and twitter (@parklover1) and add you to my reader.I'm inspired by my lovely Godmother, Aunty Jean, who made me a beautiful blue and white quilt as a wedding present, still nimble fingered in her 80s!

Kath @ Parklover said...

I've just fabulous found your blog and will be following on facebook and twitter (I'm @parklover1) and adding you to my reader. Would love to win your book. I'm inspired by my lovely Godmother, Aunty Jean, who made me a beautiful blue and white quilt as a wedding present. Still nimble fingered in her 80s!

Siobhan Saracbasi said...

Oh I was going to buy your book anyway but I might hold off now and chance my luck ;-)

Would love to own a copy as I am just a beginner when it comes to crafting for the home and could really do with the inspiration.

Congrats on your success by the way!

Little Emma English Home said...

I really really want this book! I love the freshness and the boho feeling of the images. I'm not very good at crafting but i'm sure after this book i will give a try...Zaira

blondie blu said...

Hello Selina, I love the homespun look because, to me, it has so much meaning. Unlike going to a store and picking out item after item to quickly decorate a room - which, of course, can make a very pretty "look" but it has no soul. When I look around my home, each and every thing has meaning and a memory. This little table is from the thrift shop - I sanded it down and painted it a cheery white and now it has a new career. This pillow is made from gorgeous fabric I got last summer when my family and I drove to Connecticut to go to an antiques fair. We had a lovely day! This figurine is from an estate sale I went to and net the loveliest people and learned about the wonderful woman who's home I am now privileged to wander through. All of it makes me feel warm and truly "at home". XO Helena

Irene said...

I'd love to win your book. I like what you show because it is so encouraging to show that our surroundings can become stylish and worthwhile. I think this and the optimism the photography exhudes are superb, and that is what I love best about your style and your book.

Kathie (Krafty Kat) said...

These images on your blog are just delicious. They capture my own personal style so well. I just discovered this blog and would love to win a copy of your book and to have it signed would just be the icing on my cake!

townmonkey said...

Just stumbled over your lovely book, that bench on the front cover makes me feel all gooey. I'd love to win one of your books.

Steph said...

I would be delighted to win one of your books, I found you through Vicky Trainor and just love the fabulous things you ladies create!

SoFarBlue said...

The book seems so lovely that it brought a smile to my face the whole day just thinking about those pictures and atmosphere.
I love that homespun look, it is at once comforting, relaxing because of its prettiness and playful. It brings to mind memories of childhood/grandmothers and continuity, doesn't it? I admire Dottie Angel and Emma Lamb but for me there's a lot of inspiration to be gleaned from family treasures.
And there there's always more to discover on the web!

andrea creates said...

love your book-and style. so very eclectic and creative-just perfect:)

Ilaria Chiaratti said...

I already have the book, but win a signed copy would be great!
I love this kind of style because it represent exactly who I am..your house should be a mirror of your personality, always! ;-)

{Congrats anyway, I love the book}

xo

Ilaria

Michelle said...

I would love to win a copy of your fab book. I think homespun style to me is a mix of old and new which I use in my home. I love to find a thrifty bargain to add. x

Gina Palha said...

Why I LOVE the Homespun Look? Just because it constantly reminds of my dream home, the one that I hold close to heart and soul, the one I want to make it happen some day, the one the it is always there to cheer and to applause... because all we need to do is dream every day so that some day it is real and true! So, I want to thank you from the up and bottom :) my heart, because you are constantly reminding me of my dream home, so I won't forget what my goal is! Thank you!

Suzanne said...

I already own and love this fab book but would love to win a copy for a friend. The trouble is I'd then have to do a prize draw myself as so many friends love the book!!!The sign is gorgeous and would look great in my home.

Jane said...

Hello Selina,
I have my own beloved copy of Homespun (complete with drool on every page!)but would dearly love to win a copy for my daughter. She is just about to move into her first uni house share hundreds of miles away and is desperate to decorate her room in a granny chic/vintage/flea market/homespun style and I am rejoicing in that fact! It has taken 19 years for 'my style' to slowly permeate into her soul and I think the book will be just the inspiration she needs to follow her heart and discover her own style. Just need to get her crafting next!
Thank you for the opportunity and congratulations on such a beautiful book.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I would love to win your new book.
Homespun to me is old china, crocheted blankets and hydrangeas! :)
Vivienne x

camilla said...

I'd love to win a copy of Homespun because I like handmade items and your colouful and playful style.

camilla said...

I'd love to win a copy of Homespun because I like handmade items and your colouful and playful style.

trudi@maudeandme said...

I love Homespun's beautiful interpretation of the old and creating something whimsical, and very achievable for our homes. Thanks for this chance!

jolanda said...

Dear Selina,
Do you still have time to read it all ?! :-))))
I would also really like to win your book. Of course it is extra special as it is signed by you ... fingers crossed. I wish you a very, very nice book launch party, on the 13th of april. It will be great :-)

Lots of love, Jolanda

cafenoHut said...

Hello from Turkey.

I would love to win your book. It would be absolutely wonderful. Because it's difficult to find it in here and I love your style, it is colorful and so romantic...

Happy weekend...

Sea Angels said...

How generous, if your book is half as nice as your blog it will be a real treat.
Lynn xxx

GOSIA said...

i'd love to win your new book so count me in, please!! As for the homespun style - I think it's fun to give a part of oneself to your house + it makes me think of the time when I was a little girl - it was the 80's behind the so called 'iron curtain'. Under the rulling of communist regime it was impossible to pull your house/home together without creativity and strong will power (even to buy the simpliest piece of furniture you had to queue for days (literally!) and there was no guarantee you would fetch anything home! So my grannies would sew curtains, pillows, throws themselves; make jewellery boxes out of postcards (yes!); dry garlic plaids and herbs to decorate their kitchens - I could go on forever. Now when everything is at hand as long as you have a credit card I find it challenging and enjoyable to make my house a home with my own hands ( and with 3 kids it's also budget-friendly ): here I decorate a cusion there I paint a lamp shade, here I cover storage cardboxes with a piece of fancy wallpaper, there... and so on. I'm sure your book is a great idea booster!!!

GOSIA said...

now i'm also a follower (no 1100:-)
Gosia

Petals and Vintage said...

Love the homespun style because at my place it makes our home a colouful and lovely place to just be. An eclectic mix of new and vintage romantic florals, homemade pillows, quilts, and vintage china collections all contribute to my homespun style.
Continually inspired by all crafty people/bloggers with a passion for vintage and romantic florals.
Already a follower. Absolutely love to win you homepspun book for more gorgeous inspiration.

Trisha Brink Design said...

My home should represent me, & of course my family. The only way for my home to do that is to be "made up" by me, right? Spinning out home made items,mixing them with personal belongings, and shovelling on a bit of charm can only bring out the character of those who live there. That is why I love Homespun style...I want people to feel like they've walked into my world when they come over...& that they are most welcome here.
I don't need to win your book Selina, as I've already preordered my copy. But, I would give it away to someone on my blog....so they can be blessed by me...the way I've been blessed by you! Cheers, and congrats again for the lovely book. I can't wait to see it! :)
T.
xx

Madeline said...

I would love, love to have a signed book by you. I bought your book Romantic Style, the book was AWESOME! Your website inspires me so much, my small apartment in Brooklyn, NY I took inspiration from your book. I would love to win, win the book and if i don't win, I'll be getting it anyway, love ya!

Traveling Mama said...

I love the homespun look because it gives a sense of story to a home. Lately I have been obsessed with those who pull off the homespun look with a modern flair!

lynmcf said...

So pleased to have been directed to this blog by Vicky Traynor, I would love to win your book

memmens said...

Wow I'd love a copy of this to drool over. I love to sew and trawl the car boot sales for vintage fabrics that I then chop and sew into things for our home. My big project at the moment is a quilt made of star blocks all made from vintage sheets - it will be gorgeous once finished!
thanks for the generous giveaway

Anonymous said...

I love the homespunm look because it is cosy and artistic. I love expressing myself through art, craft and deco. And I love colour!! I love to drool over your books, it makes me want to move to the UK as the deco in Australia is not as nice. It is quite clean and simple over here so it's hard to find what I like.

lanelynn said...

I love the eclecticness of vintage finds and they make it easy to achieve a homespun interior decor. I also take inspiration from Martha Stewart for her colour pallettes, Pip Lincolne from Meet Me At Mikes and Lola Nova for their takes on everything thrifted and using craft to help achieve your end goal, and of course yourself! I love to crochet after teaching myself last year and I intend to learn sewing on a machine amongst other things so I can utilise my thrifty finds and give me the warm and welcoming look I love. My current project is crocheting around bangles and hoops as a wall piece for my bathroom!

lulu said...

I love your blog and lovely books.I like the homespun style because you can take something old and turn it in to a beautiful new thing for your home at not much cost.When I have free time I cover furniture,Lamp shades and lamp stands in Liberty fabric and French paper.I also make dolls using vintage lace,linen.I am very lucky to have a copy of your fab new book already but I would love to send a copy to my twin sister in Australia.x

gillyflower said...

Whoops, just in time I hope!
Love your new book (am lucky enough to have a copy already!)as it is full of wonderful inspiration and ideas, and at last I feel redeemed with friends and family in the decor stakes as they have never really understood my love of old, pre-loved, and handmade things and considered my style of the last 20 odd years unique!!
I am an old hand at revamping furniture and recycling textiles(since buying vintage clothes at jumble sales in my teens before the days of charity shops and boot fairs!)as well as a junk shopper,jumble sale rummager, charity shopper,and car booter and have always loved old over new, handmade over bought, and therefore fully embrace the style your book celebrates!
I currently design and made stuff from recycled and vintage fabrics and revamp furniture, so to see a whole book dedicated to handmade, homespun style is a joy!
My latest project is a patchwork lampshade for a turquoise Annie Sloan painted old wooden standard lamp!

tammyCA said...

I hope I'm still able to join in the pool (or from this side of the ocean), I saw your book on dottieangel blog...it looks fantastic & my kind of style. I love homemade, vintage and color in my home & giving any item a second chance with a cheerful make-over of paint & fabric.

donna said...

There are so many things to love about a home full of handmade.........it feels so cozy and makes you feel you truly matter.