Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Babushka Celebration...It's a Giveaway!

This post will be celebrating two things.....Firstly it will be to commemorate post number150. So thats a good enough excuse in itself.
And secondly, because I am still in a Babushka frame of mind, I want to celebrate all thing "Babushka-rish" by having a giveaway.
One of these Betty Jo Babushka brooches will be a prize , but this time, only for OVERSEAS readers who leave a comment. I will draw a winner next Wednesday night, so go on all you foreign readers, I know you are out there. Great Britain, France, America, Finland, N.Z. Canada, and the rest. I'm including Tasmanian readers as well, as they live over the water!
(But by all means leave a comment even if you are Aussie!)
I figured I have so many stockists in mainland Australia, and hardly any O.S. so any suggestions regarding potential stockists would also be lovely. And this little china house planter was found in my local op-shop today. I fear a kitsch planter collection/addiction is developing.


  1. Great idea, obviously I am not entering but if you don't mind I might mention your giveaway on my blog. I love so much the owl that I won for your 100th. Is that ok?
    As for selvedge , I am obseesed with it and make purses out of it or little quilts - I just love it even more than the fabrics it is cut from!
    Oh you can delete this comment if it makes things easier -

  2. I have some suggestions for galleries in Oregon, USA. The first place is called TWIST and is in Portland. I can't find a website for them, but I found their information on here:

    The other place is in Astoria, Oregon and it is called Lunar Boy Gallery.
    I love both places and think your items would do well. Hope this helps!

    I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! :)

    Sara/Doublewinky in USA

  3. How adorable, just too cute. I'm an Aussie, now living in the States.

  4. Betty Jo, I hope you pick me! I love your designs.

  5. Sign me up too! Love your blog!

  6. I too love selvedges, you can't have enough selvedges!

    Congrats on your 150th Post!

    PS I found the link through Ric Rac thought I'd check out your blog!

  7. Love your lino creations. So special. Id like a go in the giveaway.

  8. I think your brooches are very cute, please enter me in your contest. Janet of Idaho USA

  9. Do you remember the Kate Bush song " Babooshka ya-ya"? (you can get it on You tube if you want a flashback)
    I loved it and still love the dolls - .

    "All yours,
    Babooshka, babooshka, babooshka-ya-ya!
    All yours,
    Babooshka, babooshka, babooshka-ya-ya!"

    Wishing for your amazing work from
    Paekakariki New Zealand - Shelley

  10. ohh! I'd love to be in this one too! :o)

    I also wanted to say how much I love that little clock- great work!! :o)

  11. I've been loving your lino brooches for ages, but never knew you had a blog! We have your brooches at Hive in Canberra. I was just commenting on Jodie's blog that I hinted and hinted about an owl brooch for my birthday last year, but it didn't quite get through to him. never fear - wedding anniversary is coming up soon!

    Great blog! I'm glad I found it!

  12. Hi , i love to be in with a chance.
    Sarah x

  13. Oh damn if only I lived in the Uk, France or Hobart!!!
    ; )

  14. Thanks to Ric Rac I am here and just loving your work. I am starting a collection of babushkas for my daughter and love the brooch. I am an Aussie in Brisbane (is your work up here anywhere?). Love it. Shaz

  15. Oooo Yes I'd like to be in the draw. Lovely babushka goodness!!

  16. I first saw your work in the 'Age' Newspaper a few years ago and held onto the cliping in hope I might find some of your work somewhere. I was lucky enough to see it on an excursion with my year 10 Jewellery kids and used it as an example for there found objects piece. I just love your choice of knick nacks all put together! Keep up the great work!

  17. oooh oooh oooh - can i be in the draw please??? would love one of your beautiful babusckha to come to live with me in London....

  18. Hi!! I had one of your Mr Wolf brooches but Mr Wolf fell off his buttons! I love your stuff so much!! My friend in Melbourne put me onto you. Bravo!!

  19. Hey rag_grrl , I can't recall ever making a Mr Wolf brooch, but I do a mean Scotty dog. Let me know more details....Betty Jo xx

  20. It is a circle of lino with a bone coloured button ontop, it used to have what I thought was a wolf or a fox head but maybe I was wrong? It was mounted on a lovely old playing card with a wolf or a fox on it?? I can send you a pic if you like?

  21. Yes rag_grrl it does sound like a very early piece.My memory is rubbish, must be getting old! If you want a repair job or a replacement just send it back to my studio(email me for details)xxx betty jo

  22. Yeh I'm Tasmanian and can enter!

  23. Those are fabulous!!! I found you through Ric Rac and am glad I did!! very cool craftiness!!!
    Dee in the USA!!!

  24. Thanks so much Betty Jo I've emailed you :)


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