Tuesday, June 2, 2009

One day... there was a give away!!

It's June, which means that I missed celebrating Lyssy May's 6th birthday in May. She's old enough to be in school!! In 2003 I launched this little handbag label in my parent's lounge room (pic below of some of the display - note the one bag shape made a million different ways!). That day I was surrounded by my wonderful supportive friends and family - thank you to all of you for continuing to nurture little Lyssy.

Anyway, cue an Oprah voice....it's a GIVE-A-WAY...GIVE-A-WAY*, PEOPLE! (let's all scream, jump up and down and hug the person next to us).

Now I also missed doing this on my 100th post (you'd think I'd had handbags to design or something with all this ignorance of milestones)...so I am going a triple treat and hopefully you'd love to enter one or all of the groups - its up to you.


Giveaway 1 - something from 'in my bag'

To enter please leave a comment on what your current favourite design is on lyssymay.com and you will get your pick of one item from the 'in my bag' range. This will be drawn at random. You might like to choose a vintage wallpaper wallet...


Giveaway 2 - something for a little miss

I learnt to 'sew' using cardboard lace cards when I was 3 and would love to hear from mums, aunties, grandmas, godmothers and other fabulous women about how they are passing on their skills in handmade things to the younger generation (doesn't have to be sewing - can be cooking, drawing etc). My favourite 3 responses will each receive one of the new handmade felt brooches...


Giveaway 3 - tell me why you love me (or kinda like me)

I want to hear from Lyssy May customers both near and far! If you own a Lyssy May bag or product tell me why/how/when you received it and if its meant something special to you and/or your wardrobe. I don't mind if its not actually made by Lyssy May - it could even be anything that you once bought or received from the Brisbane store like a piece of jewellery, a scarf etc.

You are welcome to separately email me an entry such as a pic with your item and can be creative with your answer (with the proviso that you give consent for me to post your entry here on the blog). The best response (as judged by me with a panel of experts) will win... their choice of ANY Lyssy May bag or product currently on the website. That's right - a free handbag to any value! So dig out that bag you might have picked up at one of my handbag parties or the markets back in the day and lets reminisce a little.



I think I have now celebrated in style. Good luck!
Alyssa xx


*Deadline extended due to requests to be able to put some creative entries together!!! Entries close 6 pm (AEST) Monday, 15th June, 2009 and winners will be notified asap!
*I am happy to post out all items anywhere in the world for free
*Whilst you are visiting lyssymay.com you may want to sign up for the handbag circle to receive a 20% off discount offer.

43 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

I am going for # 3, Why I love you. I am about to receive my first wholesale order from you to sell in my retail store and I am so excited because you used to be a local Brissy girl and you are very talented! I love everything you create.

Lyssy May said...

Thanks Simone - that is a lovely way for me to start my day!

Rie said...

Giveaway #1....
I adore your Sushi Sister range, especially the Flight of Fancy - the 'pop' of orange colour is adorable. It would certainly cheer up a gloomy winters day!

Thanks for the chance of a giveaway too... You are just too Good!

Nicole said...

Giveaway #1..
It's very difficult to choose a favourite between the 'Cafe Groove' and 'Mariella' Alyssa but Cafe Groove it is - I love how you have incorporated the past life of this fabric and given it new life.
x

Lyssy May said...

Thanks so much to Teresa R. who emailed me her entry for giveaway 3...
A friend spent a year in Oz studying English and I thought "What could be a unique and memorable gift for her to take back home to Italy?" I found the Lyssy May website and found the ideal gift...A Recycled Street Map Wallet of the streets in Brisbane. Perfect!!She loves it and still brags about it!

Peg and Kate said...

That Nicole has great taste. Im going to have to agree, I love Cafe Groove, but Mariella takes the cake. By the way Im still loving my vintage wallet. I keep my iphone in it and get comments from so many people about it. I still have 2 others, but Im keeping them special.

carmel said...

giveaway #1-
first of all i must be honest- i did not know a bout your blog or store up until now. i sew and serf on the web for a long time but usely in hebrew cues im from isreal. so now im coming out of the box. i just visited thea's great blog and from there i found yours!
so your store is so beautiful! and your work is super great to!
after looking at every thing in the store and finding it diffacult to choose, i picket the- 'Strut your Stuff' Satchel
Handprinted Peacock Design bag as my favorite thing in the store.
i love peckoks! and i think that the bag is very well made!
thank you!

Mooce Baby said...

I love your handprinted designs. The peacock range is wonderful. I am in for the Giveaway#1.

craftykat said...

Hi Lyssy May - I just discovered your site and I am in love with your bags! I love the peacock design and the street map wallet (I have a shocking sense of direction) so I am going for #1.
cheers!

Lynne said...

I really love your Limited Edition 12 Bags Full Wool bags. My favourite, well I have 3 - Bales 1, 2 and 4. How very unique they are and would be the envy of every girl I know.

I would like to be in draw #1 In my bag.
Thanks for this opportunity and keep up the creative designs.

paisleystclaire said...

Hey, congratulations! I just realised this morning that its my 5th anniversary next month. Time flies and all that ;)

RocketGirl said...

I love the metro girl purses...such a cool idea and I love funky little purses and clutches! (I'd probably use the purse as a clutch anyway).

Very cool :)

xx

VintagePrincipessa.etsy.com

The Handmade Expo said...

Hi there
I am loving the vintage wallpaper wallets.
Thanks for the opp to win one of these fab items.

Liesa

REread said...

Going for #1 ... love the cupcake bags ... the cherry one is pretty cute!

Hot Fudge said...

Giveaway # 1

I absolutely love your fabulous bags and my favourite would have to be 'Strut your Stuff' Satchel, particularly as it features local girls Thea and Sami's peacock print.

Oh, and congratulations on your six years in the business - quite an achievement, but one well deserved.

Sandrine said...

Hello, Thanks for Nicole post to let us know about you...The giveaway #1 woulfd be fantastic!...I really like as per Robyn the strut your stuff satchel it is beautiful...I am a growing fan of Thea and sami fabric and you made a practical, modern yet elegant bag with it.6 years well done!!
Sandrine ;)

dstar said...

I am going for #1. I really like your Vintage Wallpaper wallet in Citrus!! Love Bright ORange colors.

danicastarcevic at yahoo dot com

Abby said...

I am going for giveaway #2 I am in love with the recycled street map wallets! I adore items reused and made into something else awesome!

ajcmeyer At go DOT com

Julie said...

What a lovely selection of items!
First time visitor, have become a follower of your blog :)

i especially liked the Ashley Vintage Wallpaper Wallet

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Callie Ivy said...

#1

I like those Recycled Street Map Wallets. Very quirky and fun.

callieivy@gmail.com

denise said...

#1
I like the particularly peacock tote.

Mary said...

#1 I love the Cafe Groove tote. Super cute & unique design - I've never seen anything like it! The outside pockets would be perfect for things that need to be accessed easily, like maps when exploring a new city!

ugli.tangelo.fruit at gmail dot com

kaitmustwait said...

Adorable! I love the vintage wallpaper wallets. Especially the lilacs!

Kaylarae said...

all your stuff is ADORABLE :)

Lilly said...

#1 - I love the Susannah bag. Beautiful!
Thanks a lot!

Chelsey said...

1. The 'Cherry Baby' bag is one of my favourites! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...
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Chelsey said...

Giveaway 2) I have been teaching my kids (3 and 5) to sew using plastic canvas shapes and yarn. My 3 year old son finishes his quickly in an abstract way and my daughter who is 5 takes longer and is more precise.

I recently pulled out my old spool knitter and taught my 5 year old daughter how to spool knit. I got her a special bag which is her "project bag" for special projects that take more than just an afternoon. She was thrilled when she finished a purple headband for herself!

I used to knit and crochet with my Grandma whenever I visited her as a child. I'm so glad my son and daughter are keen on crafting and I can't wait to teach them to knit and crochet like my Grandma taught me.

Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Rose said...

Giveaway 1...I love the 'Nell Vintage Wallpaper Wallet
blue, green, white, floral'. Such a great idea to use vintage wallpapers in such pretty patterns.

chocolatesoap@hotmail.com

lina said...

#1 for me. i have to say that those vintage wallpaper wallets really caught my attention! they are really cute! definitely my favorite thing:]

Abby said...

just found your blog and love your bags! Im entering Giveaway #1 and I am in love with the Red Lace Design Slimline Wallet

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

I would love to be considered for giveaway #1... I really like the Orchard bag at your store. Gorgeous!
kkondek at gmail.com

Lyssy May said...

Dear all - the giveaway has now closed. Thank you for all the wonderful comments and I will be announcing the winners soon! x

Mia said...

I'll go for #1, because those wallets are just too awesome! So here it goes, my favorite, after long long drooling over everything you make (sorry bout that) I picked Sonata, probably one of the cutest bags I've ever seen! I love the design, and the pattern is adorable! Handles: Silver coloured chopsticks- this is brilliant idea! The bag looks roomy and suitable for every occasion:) just perfect!
All the best to you and to Lyssy May:)

Mia said...

oh no!! was I too late?;(

Lyssy May said...

You just scraped in Mia - I am about to randomly draw and will put your name in the hat! x

cindyluwho55 said...

I absolutely adore the Black Lace Design Slimline Wallet. It would go perfectly with my new hand bag.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I am most fond of the winter bag collection.

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Alisa said...

Fiveaway #1. I am so into your handprinted designs.

azolot1@gmail.com

Patti Margarita said...

LOVE Cherry Cupcake bag int he Little Miss collection. I know someone who would adore that!

ZarpandiT said...

hi i love your blog it's looks pretty:))) giveaway #1 :)) because so cute :)

Monica and the team said...

i like the 12 bags full! adoreable blog!

Sarah said...

#1 it is. I LOVE the vintage wallpaper wallets. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)