Wednesday, 11 April 2012

What's New Pussycat? Bear & Co. dress giveaway.

I have some glorious news. 

This morning I welcomed a parcel into my life. 
Now this package wasn't just any old package, it had travelled all the way from Pasadena in California to my quaint little home in Kent, England. 
 The lovely lovely Jessie over at bear & co.  had gotten hold of my measurements (after I had awkwardly  entangled myself in tape measure and revised the whole of the human anatomy again for the first time in six years) and handmade me this beautiful fit and flare cat print dress. 
I have quite an affinity for these dress shapes because it resembles that of the Fifties and so was thrilled when Jessie offered to make me one.
 It arrived beautifully packaged, it was such a thrill to untie the candy striped string and unfold the brown paper to see what was inside. I was very careful not to rip or crumple anything. 
The thing with handmade is, it is extra special because it has been put together for you and for you alone. 
You can feel, understand and appreciate the time, hardwork, blood, sweat and tears that have gone into creating it. It always is something truly splendid and special.
 Jessie was so kind in creating this piece for me and now here is where it gets exciting. Not only has she created one for me but we are super happy to share with you all that she is giving away another to one of my wonderful readers. 
For more images of the dress and to see other items Jessie makes herself, head over to bear & co. for more information on the Custom Fit Cat Print Fit & Flare Pleated Dress With Pockets
bear & co.  sell beautifully feminine handmade clothing and jewellery and as well as the giveaway, the shop is offering a 20% discount off of anything, for readers of my blog. All you need to do is enter the discount code pickletreat20 at the checkout on Etsy to be eligible. 

Like I said however, one lucky reader will be able to get their own custom fitted cat print dress like mine, made for them. All you need to do is simply enter this giveaway to be in with a chance.
To enter you will need to:

1. Like/Follow both Bear & Co. and The First Vision That Set Fire To The Stars on Facebook

2. Be following my blog using GFC (Google Friend Connect). 
Any google, blogger or twitter account will allow you to follow easily through GFC without any time consuming sign-up.

3. Leave a comment on this blog post to just let me know you have followed the 3 steps and would like to be entered. Please remember to leave your name and email address so you can be contacted if you are our winner.

The winner will be selected at random on Saturday 12th May, giving you a month to enter.

Both Jessie and I wish you all the best of luck, if you have any further questions about the giveaway that you feel I haven't answered, please contact me through email or twitter so I can help you out. I don't want you missing out on this brilliant giveaway!

In the meantime, go and check out bear & co. now you've got a brilliant discount code to utilise.
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  1. That dress is awesome! I love hand made goodies :)
    Im following on everything :)

    Amy Rose

  2. The dress is absolutely beautiful! As a Fashion and Textiles student I appreciate all the hard work that goes into that and it looks beautifully made! Love it!

    Blog looks totally fantastic, I look forward to reading more!

    I'm now following/liking all of the above! <3

    Sarah Jackson

    Thanks for the opportunity :)

  3. followed all steps and would love to be entered! :)


  4. That dress is an absolute dream! You lucky thing being sent it!
    I'm following on all,

  5. I've liked both pages on facebook (as Michelle Ong) and I'm also following on GFC (as Michelle! I would like to be entered!

  6. The dress is beautiful! and I've followed all the steps :)
    Sudha Gopalan

  7. Gorgeous dress!

  8. Gorgeous, would really love to win <3

    Have done all of the steps.
    Thanks for the giveaway !

    Irda wandira

  9. That's a truly amazing giveaway, I've done all three steps :)

    Hanne Talbot

  10. oh my word, this dress is perfect!
    I liked both pages on facebook and I am following you on GFC!


  11. Sweet giveaway! That's such a darling dress. I liked you and the bear on fb! And I'm already happily following your blog!


  12. i've don every step!
    beautiful dress, i'd like to win cause i didn't find in my town :(

  13. Such a beautiful dress.
    Thankfully, this giveaway has directed me to your lovely blog!

  14. Super-sweet dresss... I'm soo fool of cats and cat-printed everything!

    Facebook follower of both pages as Szabina Luzics
    GFC: Szappanbubi

    Szabina L
    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

  15. I wasn't kidding ;)

    Consider this my entry.

  16. meow! following, following, following. :)



  17. love the dress!!! :)
    I follow your blog and facebook and also Bear&Co.

    Jirina Cancikova

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  19. Such a nice dress, just entered this competition! Hope I'll be the lucky person cause this dress looks STUNNING :) Go #21

  20. ah i love this dress.. Im following both of you now :)

  21. That's such a gorgeous dress! It's so nice of both of you to be giving one away.

    Janice Liu

  22. done & done! :)
    thank you so much!

  23. I've done them both! My name on FB is Georgia Rose. Hope I win!

    georgianess at gmail dot com

  24. Followed all steps !
    -Millan ~

  25. such a lovely dress! it's beatiful and i've followed all the steps :)

    Catarina Carreiras

  26. Ahh! I have been looking for this type of dress for so long now! My beautiful little kitty was stuck in my recycle bin when I moved into my new house this year and since then I have been completely and utterly in love with cats and everything cat orientated! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress and wear it as much as I can! Ahh, this makes me so incredibly happy :D Thanks so much for the opportunity to be in to win this dress!

    I have followed both your blog, both Facebooks and added bear&co to my bookmarks and faves!

    My name is Hollie Procter
    and my email is

    Thank you so much, once again.
    Lot's of love for you both!
    Love Holl x