The Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4 [Raffle]

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Let’s start the end of the working week with the pleasant duty of announcing yesterday’s raffle winner. The set of AHA goodies goes to… Be66. Yay, a new name! Congratulations As usual, please confirm your address so that I can post the envelope, which is ready for sending. (You can e-mail me at guylty(at)photographer(dot)net.) The draw protocol is accessible via click on the seal (right).

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On to today’s raffle prize. I am quite partial to this one, even though it is handmade. But with ❤️.

1 ChaRActer-Design Zipper Pouch 

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Where’s the RA connection, you ask me? Well, look closely, and I hope you see the chaRActeristic signs… It’s not worth much, but it is exclusive and has a little story. I designed the fabric myself; an idea which I stole from the quilt maker img_9559extraordinaire, Jholland (who made an amazing custom quilt for fellow blogger Linnetmoss which you can see here). Can you spot all the references that are contained in the design??? – The fabric was initially meant for some fun little goodie bags which I took with me to Greece, containing yesterday’s fun AHA swag, for my fellow AHA experts. But there was some fabric left over, so I decided to try my hand at sewing a little zipper bag. It’s a bit of an upcycling project, in that I got the necessary zipper and plushy inner lining from an unused (!) cushion cover that happened to languish in my stash. It’s large enough to function as a small wash bag, or it could house your make-up, or pens, or any other collection of things that women like to bring with themselves on a trip. It’s about 26cm wide and 22cm high.

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To enter the raffle for the zipper pouch, leave a comment on this post. The raffle is open for the next 27 hours and finishes at 11am GMT tomorrow, December 17, 2016. (Longer response time in order to avoid conflict with the Tumblr Round-up scheduled for the 8am slot – and give myself a little lie-in 🛌 .)

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Recap and small print: Raffle for a zipper pouch, open to all until 11am GMT Dec 17, 2016. The raffle item will be sent anywhere in the world, no P&P costs either. To enter the raffle, just a leave a comment below. Winner to be announced in Day 5 post of 12DX, tomorrow.

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Love and best of luck to you all!

116 thoughts on “The Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4 [Raffle]

    • Hehe, sorry to tempt you 😉
      I designed the fabric myself, Glady, and then had it printed. I have to check whether it is actually available in the printer’s fabric library. My stash has almost run out, and I might re-order some for future creative projects 🙂

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  1. Not an AHA-effect but an it- is-not-possible-effect! Thank you very much! It is the first time ever that I win sth and now I have an early christmas gift. I wish you all good luck for the today raffle. Greetings with a big smile

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  2. So ein süßes kleines Ding!
    Es sieht vollkommen harmlos aus und dem wissenden Auge eröffnen sich Welten. Das ist sowas von nach meinem Geschmack – ich sachs dir.
    Großes Lob!

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    • Ich sehe schon, das Täschchen kommt allseits gut an. Vielleicht muss ich doch in Massenproduktion gehen und nochmal ein paar Meter von dem Stoff nachdrucken lassen, um das Fandom mit dem dezenten Armitage-Fan-Objekt zu versorgen 😉

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      • Ein selbst gestalteter Stoff ist schon etwas sehr Besonderes und das wird in “unseren Kreisen” eben wertgeschätzt. Es fühlt sich außerdem gut an, zu einer exklusiven Gruppe zu gehören, die die Zeichen zu deuten weiß (auch wenn man selber erst dabei ist, zu lernen, wirklich alle Zeichen zu deuten) 😉

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        • Stimmt, da kommt so einiges zusammen. Ich habe inzwischen meinen Stoffdruckanbieter wiedergefunden und war schwer versucht, noch mal nen Meter nachzubestellen. Und dann hab ich doch noch mal am Design gefummelt und das in zwei anderen Farbvarianten erstellt. Vielleicht muss ich dazu mal ne Umfrage machen, bevor ich das drucken lasse. Aber der Näh-Virus hat mich infiziert. Warte gerade schon auf eine Lieferung von 100 Reißverschlüssen. UNgelogen…

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          • 100 (!) Stück?? Was hast du vor, willst du in die Massenproduktion einsteigen?
            Würden mich übrigens schon interessieren, besagte zwei Varianten “überausneugierigguck”

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            • Nö, keine konkreten Pläne mit den Reißverschlüssen. Die kamen nur in einem ganzen Konvolut. Aber da ja die Täschchen so Anklang finden, könnte ich das ja mal perfektionieren…
              Und die Farbvarianten kann ich ja nachher mal in einem kleinen Blogbeitrag zeigen. Mit Abstimmung.

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                • Weihnachtsgeschenke noch nicht unter Dach und Fach? Ich habe bei mir den Überblick leicht verloren. Zu viele Kleinigkeiten… Muss mal zählen. Und für meine Mutter und meine Patenkinder brauche ich auch noch was, genau wie für meine 11 (!!!!) Neffen und Nichten *arks*

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                  • Ein Patenkind fehlt noch, aber immerhin weiß ich, was ich schenken kann. Besagtes Patenkind wurde nämlich auch vom Näh-Virus befallen. Scheint um sich zu greifen.
                    Neffen und Nichten habe ich nicht ganz in der von dir zu versorgenden Menge. Deine Verwandtschaft hat es in sich 😉
                    Kein Wunder, dass du um den Überblick kämpfen musst.

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                    • So ist das in irischen Familien. In meiner Generation ist da selten mal was unter 4 Kindern… Der Gatte hat 4 Brüder. Alle verheiratet, mit mindestens 2 facher Vermehrung. Summiert sich…
                      Ich hab noch null Plan, was ich für das kleine Gemüse kaufen soll. Weia. Das wird ein Marathon morgen…

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          • 100> LOL wieher… LOL.. wieso gibts diese verdammten craft- Sachen nicht auch in weniger als 100???? Ich habe auch gerade eben noch 13 Pltsikherzchen fur die Weihnachstkarten benutzt… was soll ich sonst mit den 500!!! machen! sie kommen jetzt auf alles hin!

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  3. This is fabulous. As a dog walker/pet sitter, this would be terrific for my keys. Entering and hoping! Would be nice to have RA with me all the time (of course, when isn’t he?)

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  4. not entering but it is lovely!! i now have him on my phone, on my lap when i travel, in my bathroom when i travel, in my handbag, on my handbag (in various forms), on my fridge… what’s missing??? I know!! Underwear! :-p

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  5. Not in the raffle for this treasure but had to comment. It’s beautiful! I think It would be great for carrying a RAPS around in style. My shrine did not survive the trip to NY without some wear and tear. The disco ball detached, probably from the excitement of being in RA’s hand for a brief moment. I can’t believe so much creativity resides in one person (you). Is there no limit to your talent? Short answer, NO, guess not. 🙂

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    • Dammit. I think my disco ball attachment skills had not quite developed yet when I made that Porter shrine for you. It was one of the earlier ones. If you have some double-sided tape, maybe you can stick it back in?
      And hehe, I have been thinking about creating some custom RAPS-carriers. This one may be a tad to big (would probably fit about 10 Altoid tin-size RAPS), but I have been experimenting with smaller pouches, too.

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      • Thanks for the tape idea. I will try it. Glad you are thinking of the RAPS carriers. They could be really cute. Let me know when you are about to release one. I will supply an appropriate “ode to a pouch” to go with it, if you like.

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  6. that bag/pouch is adorable. guylty, you are very talented. also I seen people were trying to guess those symbols from characters that Mr. Richard Armitage has played, is one of them paul from between the sheets or john proctor from the crucible. the pencils having me thinking maybe it is the vice principal he played in into the storm.

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    • thanks angel – and I love that you are joining the guessing game :-). The answer to your guesses is: No, neither Paul nor Proctor in this, and Gary is also sadly missing. Keep guessing 😉
      But since all these sad omissions have just been brought to my notice, methinks I need to design another fabric, including Proctor, Paul, Dolarhyde, Daniel Miller et al…

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  7. i don’t know these characters names but could it be the guy he played in some show where he was a paramedic or that guy that was wearing that blue bikini bathing suit, or maybe monet from the impressionists, maybe the movie were he plays a swordsman protecting monks(pilgrimage), king from alice through the looking glass

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  8. Long term lurker, drawn out from the twilight as can’t resist. Such a beautiful gift.
    Is it Lee from Cold Feet? Or urban and the shed crew?

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  9. Ohmigosh!! You are a genius!! This is so fantastic! The fabric is amazing and that GNOTHI SEAUTON fairly jumped out at me as did the beautiful Helston rose and set my mind racing! 😉 It was fun just checking out all the other “hints” in the design! I can just imagine popping it into my overnight bag when I go for sleepovers with my grandkids. One of them especially would be very envious! 😀

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    • I’m very pleased you are all liking this item so much. I have already resolved to have more fabric printed to make more of these. For general surprise, raffle and auction purposes. Meanwhile, good luck in this raffle, Teuchter! x

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  10. Oh my gosh! The characters just leap out at you. First was gnothi seauton which leapt out of the picture; “know thyself” scrawled across Lucas North’s flat hungry belly. Then I noticed John Porter’s scorpion tattoo. Even my slow mind caught that there was a theme here. Thorin Oakenshield’s Erebor key and Gisborne’s shield were next and John Thornton’s yellow rose that you had to search hard for in the hedgerow. But the pencils threw me until I remembered Dawn French’s joke about why the accountant used a pencil when he was constipated. Harry Kennedy! Oh you are naughty, girlfriend.
    But it needs a sheep for sweet John Standring. Next time, right? And don’t forget a sweet little red dragon for Francis and a paintbrush and pallet for Monet. And Daniel Miller? Hmmm perhaps a pair of ripe round succulent peaches. Of course that could stand for any of 5 of Mr. A’s characters.

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    • Well done, Tommie, you got it. That was exactly the scene I was trying to get at with the pencils. In the design, I even tried to make a H with the pencils, to make it a bit more obvious…
      John Standring!!! How could I have forgotten the lovely farmer? I *so* have to design a couple of other versions of this fabric… I have left too many good ones out. The peaches for Miller are a given… And I might reuse that silhouette of the man himself…

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  11. This is a lovely little item. It took me reading Snowyjo’s post to figure out the pencils. lol

    However, I need need need to thank you for the link to the quilt. That thing is Gorgeous!!! …and now I will be looking into the Voynich Manuscript (great…one more thing to obsess over…) 😋

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  12. Oooooh, oooooh, oooooh! Is there no limits to your talents? The fabric design is fabulous! I spot all the ‘keys’ to Thornton, G of G, a certain King Under the Mountain…a whole cast of characters. What a fun and under the radar that cute little item is. None of the ‘regular folk’ would have a clue the true meaning of the ‘fan’tastic little bag.

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    • Exactly, you have hit the nail on the head. The design is unobtrusive – no one who is not in the know, will cop on at first sight that this is quite clearly a fan item. I will *so* make more of these…

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  14. Your creativity knows no limits! I’m so glad that you are thinking up all these ideas for me to purloin. My sewing skills are not the best, but maybe I could put my mother to work, LOL. Or I could combine this super idea with the postcards…

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    • Hehe, you could also say that I simply have a short attention span, and I always have to try something new because I get bored easily 😉 But purloin away – no copyright on this. BTW, I am not a master seamstress at all. If you look on YT, you’ll find plenty of “cosmetic bag tutorials”. Takes about 1.5 hours to make one of these – and is really not difficult! If you do – I look forward to seeing the results of *your* sewing projects!!

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