Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday Rotate–Liberty

Last week on a trip to Millrose  in Ballan, I found the cutest packaging ever!

I stole this photo from their Facebook page by the way.

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yes, that just happens to be a ricrac display – look at those little tins, down near the owl… Kits to make up the chubby birds- crazy on the cute meter.

Of course I don’t need to buy a kit of one of my own patterns, (although I was tempted) that would be bonkers.

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Instead I bought you guys a present. A tin of liberty!

What is this obsession with cute packaging? I think I would purchase anything if the packaging were cute enough.

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Once again , there are no hoops to jump through and secret deals, I bought this ‘cause I knew you would love it as much as me. The tin contains ten 10cm strips x the width of the fabric of Liberty Lifestyle Bloomsbury fabric (that’s the craft weight stuff). All up, its a metre of liberty, tiny little tastes of ten different flavours.

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Last weeks winner is Maria of The next stage

I am in the mad almost back to work last week of holidays where I try to crazily achieve everything I set out to do at the start of the holidays. Sleep is an elusive beast as my brain rockets into overdrive and I am humming the Long service leave mantra to stop me losing my mind. In a few short weeks I shall be a lady of leisure…..

I can barely imagine what that will look like.

109 comments:

  1. Ooooo Liberty... so pretty. What could I do with that - wallet, small purse, insert on a top, share with my friends, the possibilities are endless really.
    Hope those weeks go by very quickly - you a lady of leisure I think not! Too much to do, too much to create...

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  2. Very pretty indeed! I've always imagined a lady of leisure swans prettily about in a flowing gown, is fed tidbits of delicious morsels and has her housework done for her. Just a day to myself to create would be great though, especially if someone else made dinner!

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  3. OMG LIBERTY!! how I love thee. Have no idea what I would do but for starters I would just sit and look at it for about 12 months .. too cute to touch until then LOL
    Rebecca

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  4. Love love love Liberty and I agree completely - packaging sells, not that you need much of an excuse for more Liberty..... ;)

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  5. Cute packaging does it every time and with Liberty oh now that would be just heaven!

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  6. Liberty and cute packaging--irresistible.

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  7. Yummy Liberty! Lovely packaging, too.

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  8. I think I'd have to pet it for a while before I knew what to do with it. That's a good thing, right?

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  9. Yes, there is something very appealing about good packaging. loved your ric rac display!

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  10. I think my tastes are "maturing" as I am only just beginning to LOVE liberty. No idea what I would do with this but for starters I would just sit, look and pat it! lol

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  11. ohhh this is gorgeous - i'm a total sucker for the packaging as well, if its wrapped up cute, i'm in... though this is a double whammy cute fabric and wrapping!!

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  12. Beautiful Liberty, how I love thee.

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  13. That is just the most gorgeous little tin of lovely fabric. Just perfect for some hand sewing projects. Lovely.

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  14. I'm a total sucker for cute packaging. So much fun...like giving yourself a present!

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  15. The Liberty is amazing, but the packaging so over the top adorable I can't believe it. Here in the states Michael's sells those, and now I may have to buy one.

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  16. LOVE that packaging so much I'm not sure I could actually use it, I'd have to sit and admire it for a little while at least! When I finally did convince myself to do something, I think a handbag and wallet for special occasions! Or a quilt to showcase it all!

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  17. Liberty!!!! It needs to be stroked and fondled... and then eventually used. I could imagine something suitably pretty with those lovelies.

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  18. You know - I reckon I would even buy just the transparent tin. how ace would that be for sewing storage. I'll take 50 please! Wonder where they got those.
    Whoot for long service leave - I sure you are Waaaaay over due for THAT!

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    1. Well, I may have actually pulled a few strings and bought an empty tin and an empty pail or two ( they have large and small) I am obsessed with them...imagine all the things you could put in them !!,

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  19. Just adore liberty and that packaging was very cute!

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  20. long service leave, long service leave, long service leave... not long to go now! (and yes that liberty tin is just gorgeous too, but long service leave...)

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  21. I can't imagine your life ever being one of leisure! Cute packaging is the key to luring us in to buying stuff I am sure! Enjoy your LSL - I took some last year and enjoyed every minute of it.

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  22. Love the colours of the liberty. I am also a sucker for cute packaging LOL

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  23. Me, me, me please. I'd love to add them to my planned quilt. The colours will match perfectly.

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  24. The packaging is almost cuter than the fabric! But the fabric is gorgeous. If only it was the early 90's - I could make heaps of Liberty scrunchies with that gear!!

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  25. Very fun looking enjoy your countdown to days of leisure!

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  26. I love those liberty prints! I can understand everyone's delight at the idea of the tin because the whole thing is just gorgeous.
    Keep thinking all those good thoughts about your LSL. My dad didn't take his until he was due for retirement. Under his award, he also was entitled to his sick leave, so when he went and spoke with his management about his impending retirement, they added up all his time - LSL and sick leave - he had six months leave before his actual retirement. What was good about it was that my mother got used to him being around before it all became official. It also gave him the opportunity to clear his shed, have a few garage sales and prepare the house for sale, as they moved from Melbourne to Mildura a few months after he officially retired. He also took up some new hobbies. He wondered how he could fit a job into his life. It was great. So, enjoy the LSL and we look forward to more adventures from the House of RicRac. :) XX

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  27. Love the liberty fabric....love the little tin even more! I have got JUST the place for it to live!

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  28. always lovely, Liberty fabric.

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  29. I'm imagining that your lady of leisure time involves lots of swanning around in jammies and fluffy slippers with bits of fluff and snippets of thread stuck to your clothes. You just need to find a chaise lounge and someone to feed you grapes?
    BTW I am a sucker for packaging too and stationery..the stationery aisle at Officeworks makes me hyperventilate LOL

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  30. Love the Liberty and the pail is so cute!

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  31. Love those tins, they are very cute! It has been too long since I visited Millrose... I wonder how mad the kids would get if I just happened to take a wrong turn on our way to the zoo? Hmmm...

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  32. With your addition to cute packaging, you would go completely and utterly stark raving bonkers in Japan. Those Liberty fabrics are adorable.

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  33. Oo I have a sweet little patch work scarf idea! Or a couple of zippy bags

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  34. The cute packaging finishes the purchase! This would be well utiilised in my house!
    hope you have a productive LSL.

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  35. Such gorgeous fabric - one really cannot go past beautiful Liberty prints! Packaging sucks me in all the time too!!!

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  36. I often make purchases just for the packaging! Then you have to decide if you want to open it or just leave looking pretty

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  37. Oooooohhhh Jodie - I would LOVE to win this - and the packaging is totally adorbs! :)

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  38. Lovely & I can just imagine the fun of re-filling it with all sorts of bright goodies.
    Thanks,

    PS as a parent - roll on back to school!!

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  39. Cute packaging can certainly tip the scales on a purchase for me. I also have bought clothes I have never worn, but keep them because I like the fabric! Now that is a bit bonkers!

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  40. Oh Jodie,
    You won't be a lady of leisure, you will be a frantic crazy lady with no paid job to attend. Hopefully you will be doing frantic crazy things that you love.

    Yes, cute tin.
    Debra

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  41. Ack! I love Liberty! That combined with the packaging -- love!

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  42. Cute! I love Liberty and in that cute little tin it's even more adorable. I hope those few weeks back at school go super-quickly, Jodie! Great to catch up with you girls last week.

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  43. I get the obsession with cute packaging. I have a small box fetish. I do like your tin though and especially the contents. Looking forward to my own leisure fest when youngest goes to school this year.

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  44. I LOVED that tin too and the lovely fabrics speak for themselves.

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  45. LSL!!! Cool beyond cool.
    Tx for the little giveaway. Also cool.

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  46. A few years back they did packaging with metal paint pails - cute but no visibility. This container is so appealing!! 'Course the contents are enticing in the container too!

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  47. Oh my goodness gracious liberty! Lol. Packaging is so so cute! Although, liberty would be beautiful in an old worn out paper bag! It just doesn't get any better than liberty, I would love to win this giveaway more than any other... This giveaway rocks!

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  48. Cute packaging really is a selling point, isn't it? That Liberty is gorgeous! (Wait, it's Liberty - how could it not be?)

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  49. OOOOOOOH gorgeous fabric and tin !
    Although, should I be the lucky one, post it without the tin , to have a much better posting rate....
    Love from Belgium!

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  50. awww that fabric is super cute! and the tin looks like a little painters can

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  51. I knew I was a sucker for packaging when I would buy prettily wrapped foods/chocolates I knew I didn't like. The idea of long service leave reminds me of an oasis in the desert. I hope it comes around quickly and feels like it lasts for ages.

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  52. wrap it up I'll take it!!Some famous singer sang it anyway..Eurythmics?? Any ho lovely, it must be nice to walk into a shop and see your wares so lovingly displayed.

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  53. What a wonderful tin of fabric!!! I'm excited to see what comes of your life of leisure. Something tells me you might be rather busy!

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  54. Oh. Yes please! So scrummy!

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  55. Packaging often makes the deal but the fabric alone is amazing. Your hols will fly jodiea you'll wonder where they went.

    Bev

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  56. Love the display of your toys and patterns! Enjoy your long leave :-)

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  57. I made my first trip to Mill Rose a couple of weeks ago, and they have lots of cute stuff! I didn't notice the cute tins. Maybe I was blinded by all the pretty things they have to look at. Hope you make it through to the long service leave!

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  58. What beautiful fabric and lovely tins! I love tins so much :o) xx

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  59. Oh, another cute packaging obsessed person! Now I know I'm not alone, :**( That tin is beautiful, whatever it contains. And the fabric too, of course, but Oh that tin.

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  60. How kind of you!
    A lovely giveaway!

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  61. I must admit I too havean obsession with with cute packaging and cute containers I can use in my sewing room

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  62. That's so generous of you! I think it's so cute that the fabrics are packed in that cute tin.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  63. I would have had to buy that too. Love the tins. I think Liberty would look good in anything though. Hessian sack, coffee plunger, bon bon.

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  64. What a great gift. Thank you for thinking of your readers.

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  65. Pure, unadulterated love and cuteness. What else is there so cute in this world?

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  66. So kind to think of your devoted readers! I have an unquenchable lust for Liberty.

    What a lovely display of your creations - I took the wooden top off my old Singer machine to woodworm treat it and tart it up but, then forgot all about it, thanks for the inadvertent reminder.

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  67. Such cute little pails of goodness... they're delightful to look at! And would be super cute to own...

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  68. Yep you're right, Liberty in a tin is just what we love!!

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  69. I expect this is a good place to confess I have a bit of a problem with jars and tins. I often find Gemma clearing out the cupboard I just have to look away. Liberty in a tin ...... Couldn't get much better than that.

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  70. Liberty is gorgeous! Just didn't know it came in craft weight...educated every day!

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  71. I am with you - cute packaging and liberty in the one lot
    Yes please
    Wendy

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  72. Ooh! What great packaging for a great product! Not sure which I love more. Thanks so much for thinking of us... now if only the "us" turns out to be "me"!

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  73. I love Liberty! They had a whole batch of Liberty prints at my local fabric store last spring, and I was so happy! :D

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  74. That's very cool - packaging with potential!

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  75. Liberty fabrics are so iconic and packaging will get you every time.

    Thank you,
    Christy

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  76. Love that little packet of Liberty. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  77. They did a wonderful job on their display! I'm sure it made you crazy proud to see all your lovlies there like that. Thanks for picking something up for one of us! Have a great week.

    melsdaisypatch at gmail dot com

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  78. I hear you about the sleep vs brain overdrive caper. I fear that I am slowly turning into a vampire (probs watching 2 whole seasons of Vampire Diaries in the wee hours of the morning has contributed)I dread returning to work at the end of the hols, which are fast evaporating. I am not sure if it is even possible to sleep before 4am any more!!!!
    A cutie tin of liberty may just help, as I could go to sleep dreaming of what it could become!

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  79. Great photo, but it is hard not to have a great display full of your creations.
    I love little tins and containers too. I think it is because you can always find a use for them once they are empty of their original contents. I got excited at Christmas when my SIL finished off her small plastic container of Ferrero Rochers; it is clear and a great size to store things in or carry small projects in when going 'stitching'. I am very easy to please, or i have a very sad life!

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  80. Oh, it's all about the packaging! Seriously. ;) Another lovely and generous giveaway. I'm so jealous of your long service leave on the horizon. So. great.

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  81. I too am a sucker for packaging!
    love the pics of all your creations!

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  82. I love that tin too and the wonderful fabrics are great!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  83. So so pretty!! And I love the tin!! Boy it must be special to see a display of all of your own patterns!!!!

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  84. You must be so proud to see your patterns on display. Liberty is gorgeous however it's packaged and the tin is extra special.

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  85. Nice to see you've been brushing up on your marketing skills during the holidays in readiness for your 'lady of leisure' trip.
    Very cute packages and pretty fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I very rarely win anything, but I'd really give that liberty a good home and find a place for the little tin (adorable!). I'm so glad you'll finally have time off; I can't wait to see what you create!

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  87. Tell you what. You can keep the tin if I can keep the fabric. Teehee! ;-)

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  88. Oh, I love that ric-rac display of goodies, Jodie! My eyes were so glued to your creations that the tin totally escaped my notice... lol... good thing you pointed it out. :o)

    Eeep. Those are such pretty fabrics and what a lovely way to package them. I'm a sucker for both! Thanks for being the fun and generous talent that you are.

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  89. The sign of a good display - that even the designer want to buy something from it.
    Such beautiful fabric too.

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  90. Did someone say TINY? As in little itty bitty MINIATURE? Yes please! I could so do something with the contents of that pail (and, probably, the pail itself...)

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  91. I love Liberty fabrics, even more in that cute packaging. That is an awesome display of your creations! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  92. Ever been to Liberty of London? It is a treasure trove !! I love everything Liberty

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  93. what a gorgeous tin of fabric,very pretty fabrics,wow.xx

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  94. That's lovely! I love your patterns. :) My children still play with the dolls I made them for christmas two years ago.

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  95. This year my sister and I will be starting the epic journey that is creating the Farmers Daughters quilt. This is going to be one quilt we will NOT be giving away to friends, families etc. That fabric would look georgeous as the basis range of my sampler quilt. Please Please Please.

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  96. I love the fabric but the tin is so cute I would be happy with just that. What a great shop to visit, although I think I would have come home with more than you did because I am totally a sucker for cute packaging (or reusable packaging). I would probably have bought the kits for your patterns too, even though I have a lot of them, just because it is too cute!

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  97. Would LOVE to add that tin of beautifulness to my new quilt ideas. Have fun on the LSL train. Monica

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  98. WOW! Love the display! Gotta start saving up for a trip to Australia...or London...AND London! That Liberty bundle would be put to good use (versus "bad" use?)
    Debbie in SoCalif

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Hellloooooo !!!!