Friday, 29 July 2011

Going Postal: *The Ribbon Girl* Divine Twine Giveaway!

Hello again

Because I'm nice ... and because I have even nicer shop-owning friends, I'm squeezing in another 'Going Postal' giveaway this week!

This is for anyone who's a little bit Air Mail inclined ...
Click to visit The Ribbon Girl store.
Or, more accurately, it's for any 5 of you who're Air Mail inclined as The Ribbon Girl have kindly given me 5x10metre bundles of Air Mail Divine Twine to pass on to you!

[They also gave me a bundle of my very own too... presumably to prevent me getting greedy and keeping the prizes for myself! Not that that could ever happen ...]

The Ribbon Girl, run by friends of mine, is an online haberdashery-shop-of-loveliness  ... or, in their own words:

"The Ribbon Girl specialises in supplying small quantities of ribbon, twine, 'vintage' style lace and seam binding ribbon, tiny pom pom and ric rac trim, buttons, charms, Zva Creative pearl and crystal flourishes, wool felt squares, embellishments, mulberry flowers and accessories to card makers, crafters, scrapbookers and cake decorators."

To find out more about them you can visit them at:
Now ... before I forget ... I've got a giveaway of my own to explain haven't I? OK then  ...


To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 5 bundles of Air Mail Divine Twine you'll need to:
  • Visit The Ribbon Girl store and have a mooch around and then ...
  • Once you've gorged on the haberdashery pretties ... come back to me and leave me a comment mentioning another item they stock which has caught your eye. [There'll be something. Lots of somethings in fact!]
  • The deadline for entries is 1pm [UK time] Saturday August 13th.
  • I'll then pick 5 winners at random from a list of names and announce winners on Sunday 14th August.
But, there's a bonus chance to win:  As I know The Ribbon Girls / the purveyors of all things ribbony / aka: Andrea and Mary personally, I'll put your name down twice for the giveaway draw if, in your comment, you:
  • ALSO mention an interesting occupation of someone you know! [eta: just the most interesting you know, I don't mind what it is!]
[BTW:  The Ribbon Girls are so nice, they didn't ask me to run the giveaway like this. It's me who's making you work for your 10 metres of AirMail Divine Twine!]

OK ... Now go!  Run toward that haberdashery [just give me two seconds to get out of your way before mowing me down!].


  • I'll be back here tomorrow with something - shock - not postal related! [Yet, now I think of it ... it does have the words 'Air Mail' on it somewhere if that counts?!]
  • And I'll be back on sunday for July's installment of My Month in Numbers. [Which you're also welcome to join in with! ... But you'll have to use your own numbers of course ... because why would you use mine? That's just weird ...]
Julie :-)

  • Don't forget to check the Going Postal Pinterest board which has bulked up during this week - you all seemed to hit your posty groove at the same time!
  • And do keep your posts coming, remember you DO NOT need to make anything new, or anything at all for this. As long as it's related to mail and links back to here, it's fine!


  1. The stripy bias binding is too cute. I have a friend who s a deep sea diver - a bit chilly though as it is in the North Sea!!

  2. oh dear! lots to discover on that page - it wasn't my last visit though. I would chose Button Twine PINK - I only got that natural one at home and I like that for a change!
    But I can't remember any special jobs my friends are doing...

  3. Brilliant site your linked us to! I a in love with their Ruffle Edge Sheer Ribbons range! Many thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Thanks for the link, now bookmarked. I love the charm sewing machine.

  5. Cute store, lots of fab stuff! I especially like their tea dyed checked ribbon, nicely vintage looking!

    My mum and step-dad are clowns, doing birthday parties etc. My mum is also the entertainment officer for a golf resort and so does a history tour and quiz nights etc, and my step-dad also does cabaret and warms up the audience for some tv shows! They are fun people to be around!

  6. Ooh, too many pretties to choose from, I'm torn between polka dot buttons & the little charms (especially the little toadstool one & the alarm clock one) As for an interesting occupation of someone I know, my father in law used to build & design airplanes until he retired & my husband works in an abbatoir - that one is normally met with a "Oh how could he!!!" but he does animal welfare there.
    Thanks to you & the Ribbon Girls for the chance to win.

  7. That site is lovely. My favourite is the blue and white bakers twine. That would be amazing to make garlands with. I also love their tea stained gingham ribbon.
    Thanks for a chance to win! xxx

  8. Wow too many things to see but as a lace lover I picked the Guipure Lace Flower Pattern.
    My godmother is an opera singer and her husband is an actor does that count?
    Jo xxx

  9. Too many gorgeous items. Thanks so much for sharing the gorgeousness. My favourites are the wool felts. The colour combinations are perfect and combined with the lovely lace they have so many possibilities on layouts.

  10. Hi Julie, cant believe I havent seen their site before. I will be back many times. Love it all but do particularly love the vintage hat pins - just gorgeous

    My daughters friend is an actress and at 17 has just landed a part in a Scottish weekly soap opera:)

  11. Thanks for the chance to win and the link to the flabby site - I'd have never found so many things to spend on if you hadn't posted...... The top of my shopping list is reserved for the uber cute silver owl charms - and such a bargain I'll uy loads! X

  12. love the organza ribbon so pretty and the bronze birdhouse charm - in fact the charms are all so pretty. As for interesting occupation I have 2 cousins who are Ice Figure Skating coaches one in New Zealand and one in Switzerland (one was previously the British Mens champion sometime after Robin Cousins) and I have spotted them on TV.

  13. I have my eye on the aqua coloured wool felt and all of the bronze charms. Interesting occupations?I know a guy who goes by the moniker "Scruff" who fishes for Langoustines off the Island of Eigg and then places them in corrugated tubes that float in the sea off his boat. Once he has enough he takes a fast rib to Arisaig and they are loaded onto a lorry heading for Spain. Next time your are in Spain eating prawns they probably came from the West Coast of Scotland.

  14. I love the pale aqua pom pom trim! My partner works for a company that distributes Belgian chocolates to gift shops at stately homes and zoos. Not particularly interesting, but very nice when he gets samples to bring home! :)

  15. I love the pencil stripe ribbons and also the button twines!!! Lots of great stuff!
    A different occupation? mmmmm, my son has a coach who creates board games... not sure that I win in the "exciting occupation" category but I hope it is enough to win that delicious Air Mail twine!!! :)
    Off to check the pinterest board now!

  16. Who could resist some pom pom trim? Interesting occupation? My Uncle is a tour guide at Buckingham Palace. My Mum is lucky enough to be going to see Kate's wedding dress displayed soon.

  17. Ohh my love that button twine, especially the purple, so yummy.

  18. What a lovely site - I so love ribbon & buttons & all things I can pop into jars to decorate my shelves.
    I love the gingham ruffle - I can imagine adding this to a handmade dress for my grand daughter.
    Interesting occupation? I knew someone who was a circus performer with her palomino horse.
    Thanks for the chance to win bakers twine. It looks perfect for my current interest in creating mail art.

  19. That twine is divine! So is the turquoise twill :)

  20. Love the sweet little ruffled gingham stretch ribbon ... so fun for little girl cards ... hmmmmm ... interesting occupation ... I'm a commercial credit analyst ... I can assure you there's something interesting every day.

  21. I love the aqua tiny ric rac and the tiny pom=pom trim too - oh and the silver filgree hat pins!

    As for knowing someone with an interesting career ... that would be my brother - he's a chiropractor!

  22. WOW The store is pretty much stocked up! The question is what doesn't she have in there? It's truly is a crafters' paradise. My first faveorite is the red and blue bakers twine. TOO CUTE! but I love bakers twine regardless its colors. The second probably all those extensive charms! I love the owl charm the best!

  23. Oh Sorry forgot about mentioning the strangest job ever. My aunt, in her youth, used to work for an elderly, no not for caring the elderly but for only called her every morning! she's paid to casually chat. what a dream job.

  24. i LOVE the bird house charm and my brother-in-law is an undercover detective.

  25. Lol love that you make us work for it!I totally fell in love with the Fuschia Pink Mini Ribbon Kit! Adorable how it is all colour co-ordinated yayayayayayay.

    Most unusual job of someone I know... My fiancee is working on a computer program that will revolutionise computing. I think that is rather unusual. I am so proud of him.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. What beautiful stuff they have. have bookmarked it so I can have a good root around later :) In the meantime, I love the sparkly buttons. They look like little jewels and I am not a jewellery person. I am a button person though lol

  27. Loads of lovely goodies in their shop :) I love the little dew drops especially the aqua ones... can see them on loads of projects.

    On the job front, I have a friend who is a party clown for childrens birthday parties!

  28. I know just how luscious their shop is, I was eyeing up some twine there only the other day but sadly my inner bank manager reared his ugly head! I spoke to a bloke in a call centre yday who'd answered my call to tell me someone would call me back - I thought that was a pretty strange job, myself!


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