Monday, September 14, 2009

The exciting launch of Among the Gum Trees

This exciting day has finally arrived!

The day when *our* big secret is revealed and *we* can share with you our fantastic new blog, Among the Gum Trees :-)

In a (gum) nut-shell, this is what we're all about:

A merry band of Australian designers sharing a few of their original and varied designs freely for your personal use.

Among the Gum Trees is the brainchild of Jenny of Elefantz, who's brought together nine established and emerging designers to offer something new and exciting to the world - their own original designs - free of charge!

Free designs? Are we mad?! Well no, we're not insane, but we do affectionately refer to each other as "the nutters", and we look forward to sharing our designs, our news, and our "nutty" adventures with you!

When is all of this happening?

Starting on MONDAY 5 OCTOBER and thereafter on the subsequent Monday of the following eight weeks, there will be a FREE Christmas-themed design for you to download.

Then after Christmas, on the seventh day of each month starting Thursday 7 January 2010, there will be one free design offered to you from each designer, in turn. So, one free design each month for you to use for your personal use.

So without further ado, let me introduce you to the Gum Tree Designers!

Cheryl of Willowberry Designs

Dawn of Dawn Hay Designs

Fiona of Mothers Cupboard

Jenny of Elefantz

Joy of JoyPatch

Judith of Creative Studio

Paula of Sew Little Time, Sew Little Fabric

Vicki of Tozz's Corner

and little ole' me, of course! :-)

As well as free designs, you will also receive monthly news from our editor and notification of all new for-sale pattern launches and giveaways. The only thing we ask of YOU... is to spread the word! Let's see how far those gum nuts can fall from the trees! :-) So please take our Among the Gum Trees button and add it to your blogs. It will be worth your while, because...

Because we are a generous bunch of nuts, we are EACH HAVING A GIVEAWAY to celebrate the launch of Among the Gum Trees. And you can enter them all! But... because we have become so good at teasing... we will be launching our giveaways tomorrow!! If you are a follower, or become a follower of my blog I will give you an EXTRA ENTRY! :-)

So in the meantime, grab yourself a cuppa, and sit down to enjoy touring our new blog! Be sure to become a follower so you get first notification when those Christmas designs start flowing! With a free design offered to you weekly, you will have your handmade Christmas wrapped up with time to spare!

I shall be back tomorrow... doesn't the eucalyptus smell wonderful? :-)

Hugs! Vikki x


I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love your new fresh blog Vikki
I am so happy and excited for you. I know you will be a success, You are with a wonderful group of people. I wish all of you the very best. Going to blog about it on my blog now.XXXXXXXXXXXX

Liz said...

Congratulations, well done you deserve it. I'm so happy for you, the start of a new adventure, how exciting. You know I shall be looking for your excellent designs.
Big hugs and lots of accolades,

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

No wonder you have been so busy my sweet 'nutter' friend. Congratulations on both your new look blog and your new blog adventure with your fellow 'nutters'....[giggle]
I look forward to these enticing free designs.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

oh well done and good luck to you all. I along with many may others will certainly look forward to this!
THANK YOU... yes can smell the eucalyptus!

Dolores said...

Hi Vikki, congratulations on being part of such a wonderful group. Best wishes to you and good luck on this journey.

Wendyb said...

Oh generous are the lot of you, I just want to hug you all!!!
thank you, thank you, thank you!
;o) Wendy B

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
You are one caring, sharing lady.
I'll check out the other blogs and add your "Gum Tree Designers" Label to my blog.
Thank you, I'll be keeping a look out.

Cal said...

What a generous gesture - thank you. Will be checking out the other blogs. x

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, I will put it on my blog.

Simone de Klerk said...

This sounds like great fun, dear Vikki!!! How proud you must feel, to be part of this (O: Looking forward to the first pattern. And I will tell all about this on my next post. Hope you can find some rest now.

Maggi said...

What a wonderful idea. You are all stars

Anne Thompson said...

your blog looks great! How exciting, this is the beginning of big things for you my girl, I can just feel it. Can't wait to check out the designs!

Abby and Stephanie said...

What a fantastic group of ladies to be so generous. I saw this on Jenny's blog and already have it in my google reader.

Unknown said...

Such a generous gesture Vikki. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Unknown said...

Just a thank you for you and the other designers for being so nice as to make this blog to share some of your lovely designs with your followers.

Will be dropping by each blog and thanking each of you.

Carin said...

I am so excited Vikki! I can only imagine how wonderful the stuff you will come up will be.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations - wishing you all success.

Kaaren said...

Congrats, Vikki! How exciting for all of you. I can't wait and I'll be sure to follow along.

Vickie said...

ohh I have seen that bag made up -it is way kewl great giveaway..I have the button on my sidebar,cheers Vickie

Vickie said...

I am a follower of Gum Tree Design-gosh I don't want t o miss anything...cheers Vickie

Vickie said...

woohooo yes I am a follower of your blog as well..cheers Vickie

Julia said...

What a fantastic group of ladies to be so generous. ..what fun!
I have the button on my blog and a follower of everyone..
Julia ♥

Jude said...

This is a great idea and i am looking forward to some lovely projects.cheers Judy

Jude said...

I have added the Among the gumtrees button to my blog. cheers judy

Jude said...

i am a follower of you and Among the Gumtrees. cheers judy

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done - what an exciting venture! Look forward to seeing what you and your fellow gum nuts come up with!


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