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:
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.