Saturday, October 22, 2011

Giveaway 4 - Ooh la la!

I promised another giveaway over a week ago, and here it is.

This giveaway is open to all Australian and International visitors, and there are three prizes altogether. Or should I say trois prix, as this is a French-themed giveaway.

The first winner pulled out of my chapeau can choose a pack of pre-cut fabric hexagons from either the Fa la la la la range or the Rounneries Deux range by Moda.

Rounneries Deux

Each pack contains close to 300 pre-cut fabric hexagons from close to 40 different fabrics.


Fa la la la la


The second winner will receive these pieces from my stash. They are from one of my first favourite fabric ranges, the lovely Paris Flea Market by Moda. They came out quite a few years ago, but who can forget the Paris city street map in ballet slipper pink.


The third winner might like to choose one of these pendants I made last year. They are made from genuine vintage Republique Francaise postage stamps set behind glass tiles, and measure 1 inch high by 3/4 inch wide. A thin silver chain will be included. (Sorry about the photographie terrible.)


This giveaway is open to all, and is open until 9.00 pm 5 November, Sydney Australia time. To enter, leave one comment below telling us your favourite French word/s. (I'm guessing that chocolat will popular.) If you can't leave a comment, you are welcome to email me. The winners will be randomly drawn.

P.S. I said the winner could choose from either Fa la la la la or Rounneries Deux, but actually you are welcome to select any pack of pre-cuts from my store. I have to confess that I opened one of the Terrain packs for myself last Tuesday night.

P.P.S. I'll extend my October free offer to coincide with the end of the giveaway. Buy any pack of pre-cut fabric hexagons from any of the Moda ranges between now and 5 November and receive a free pack of paper or card 1" hexagons.

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Hi Everyone, I'm really enjoying all your comments. Tres amusement! Thank you all so much.

71 comments:

  1. For some reason I like the words 'tout la monde'. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your fabulous giveaway. I will be sure to Tweet about it.

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  2. Can I have a favourite phrase? I wrote the following on my husband's whiteboard:

    Je t'aime.. un peu.. beaucoup.. passionement.. pas du tout.. je t'aime.

    It's from a book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (I think it's Voyager - Roger inscribes it into a bangle for Brianna), and I've always loved it. If my wedding ring was big enough I'd have had my husband engrave it in there!

    Tracey
    thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

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  3. My favourite french word is parapluie!

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway. LOVE your hexagon colors!

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  5. Oh my goodness I don't know any French LOL.
    I'll go for trop belle.
    Lovely giveaway. The hexies are very pretty.

    Margaret

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  6. Oh, um, er...gosh, my GCSE French has deserted me! I do like 'voila' and 'de rigueur' though! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  7. Most of the French I know are streets here in St. Louis named after historic families that settled the area. Oh - I watched some Poirot on Netflix last night - how about "bon" and "mon ami." Oh - and my son loves to read the Disney fairy tales and the last word in Simple Simon is "adieu."

    What a fun giveaway!!

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  8. Embrasse moi (Kiss me) Only said to my husband. He is a sweet man!

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  9. Ok - I took French in high school but it was so very long ago I can't remember a thing -

    I Je t'aime those Hexagons !!!!!!!
    I need beaucoup Hexagons - ROFLOL
    Thanks for the fun ;)

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  10. Hey I live in France so I have a lot of favourite words (some I can't mention on here LOL) The one word I do like to hear is "gratuit" though I don't here it very often!!! Another word I like is Bonjour as it is used all the time by complete strangers who pass you in the street and just want to wish you a good day. Linda x

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  11. I have a lot of favorite words though I have to improve my french but I love how sounds "coffee au lait= white coffee.
    Thanks for the fun!

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  12. I like chocolat in any language.

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  13. ooooooo been a very long time since i did French at school but had a think and it has to be Blanc Vin lol!

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  14. À toi, pour toujours which means yours forever!

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  15. In Canada it is the law that everything (signs, labels - everything!) must be in both French and English. Thank you for the lovely giveaway "mon amie".

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  16. I dont speak french - but i find that "journée ensoleillée" which means a day with sunshine sounds good ;-)

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  17. Sacre bleu!! ( I don't think the french really use it - but I love it anyway!!)

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  18. Oh I love La barbe à papa which is fairy floss, cotton candy or candy floss depending on where you live....and I love them...yummmy....is there a French word equivalent to yummmy?

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  19. I think anything said with a french accent sounds sexy - amour,love. Even des fleurs - flowers.
    Great giveaway, Michelle

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  20. Some scraps of high school French still floating about in my head...bien sur (of course!). I love the pretty paisley in the Paris Flea market bundle too!

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  21. J'adore la langue Francais. J'adore la phrase "d'ou viens tu?" J'adore le mot Montreal ou Mont Royal. Je viens de Montreal. :)

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  22. My 6 year old son is teaching my 3 year to speak french....well his version anyway! He says "say bonjour" and the little one parrots "bonjour".....it is terribly cute!

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  23. I don't really remember any words from high school french........I do like please - S'il vous plaît .............it does sound lovely.........the new FG range is lovely........have fun with your giveaway.........

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  24. I'm just starting out on a hexagon project so I am intrigued with your give-away. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I remember as a teenager thinking I was awfully clever to have worked out how to pronounce "pas de deux" at ballet class.

    But perhaps chocolat and Moet are words I like better now!

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  26. I can't remember much French from school. :( My favourite French word is a surname-MONET- I absolutely love his paintings. :)

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  27. My favorite french words are un petit peu as that is how much I know after four years of high school french. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  28. I don't speak French, but I do love chocolat. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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  29. Chocolat...chocolat...has such memories for me being in Paris to celebrate my sons 21st birthday & I drag him to the fabric district & then exhausted from walking in & out of all those shops, sitting in one of those oh so french cafes drinking hot chocolat with him..people watching....just a perfect moment to share with him...but i'm sure it meant more to me than him:-)

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  30. Mmmm my french was soooo long ago I've forgotten how to spell j'adore??? as I adore all fabric :) Barb.

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  31. l'amour - I have loved the sound of it from the time I first heard it. :)

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  32. Mon Cherie - love saying it with my bad pepe le pieu accent.
    Great giveaway !!

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  33. How about " Les Misérables" Not a 'fun' term but a great musical, so my favorite French words right now. My daughter and I just saw the Broadway touring version in Los Angeles a couple of months ago. LOVED it! Thanks for the contest.

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  34. Can my favorite "French" phrase be "french toast" or "french fries?" No? Alright, then I guess I'll go with "monchichi," for monkey - it's my husband's nickname for me, and his best friend's wife (who is Canadian) calls me monchichi. :) Can't wait to see her again!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Oh I love French. accents and the French are so chic.

    Ooohh la la mon Cherie ( said whilst twirling my very long black moustache) aurevoir:)

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  36. I love this giveaway, and not just because of the incredibly dreamy items you're sharing. The reason I love it is because my sweetheart has spent the last 25 years saying things in the most cheesy french accent. "Murder!" or "back to school" are equally susceptible to his Herecule Poirot pronunciations. Never fails to make me smile. Which reminds me of my favorite French word, or words: "amor" and "amie". That warm "mmmm" sound is perfect for lovers and friends, don't you think?

    Thanks for a giveaway that is tres charmant!

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  37. Lovely giveaway!
    Favourite french words?
    ne pa possible!
    excuse the spelling!

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  38. fantastic giveaway!
    S'il vous plaît is smooth and my favorite!

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  39. Tete a tete--or garcon when out eating and starving. What a generous person !!!!

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  40. Never did high school french, can't say I have a favourite french word but chocolat in any language is good for me.
    love doing hexies and this is a great giveaway

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  41. Funnily enough I was talking about favourite French words with my friend yesterday.
    I went for portemanteau.
    Gem
    x

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  42. I don't know French at all really.... but I'll say Croissant only because a friend of mine used to joke by saying "I can speak French: Croy-Sant"

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  43. Chou-fleur.
    My first job after leaving school was working in the ladies fashion department of a very posh London department store. My best friend (who worked with me) and I used to call each other "mon petit chou-fleur" just for fun, even though we both knew that that it meant "my little cauliflower".

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  44. I favorite would be "Oui! I won the giveaway!"

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  45. I don't know much French, but I think I like Bonsoir :D

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  46. Some of my favourite french words were always "étoile {star}", "magnifique {magnificent}", "mélange {a mix of things}" and "pamplemousse {grapefruit}.

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  47. I don't know much French at all! I worked at a care home for 6 years as a HCA, and learned a very few words to use with some French gentlemen we had, such as sit down, bed, eat. But I wouldn't have a clue how to spell them! So I'll go with chocolat. :)

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  48. Great giveaway! Can you believe after 4 years of high school French I can't remember anything! I do remember saying "my little cabbage" in French and laughing that it was an endearment!

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  49. My 5 year old started French Immersion at school this year (my hubby and I do not speak it). I am lucky if I can pronounce things in English properly, let alone French.

    So right now my favorite french words are any that come from her mouth. We do a lot of counting!

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  50. Can't go wrong with chocolat. Thanks for the chance:)

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  51. Well, now that you mention it, I can't think of a better word than chocolat - ha. Power of suggestion, I guess. Great giveaway!!

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  52. Mon cherie is good choice, I think.
    Both meaning are good, but I prefer chocolate

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  53. I je t'aime the "FaLaLaLa" line of fabric! And Chocolat in any language is good too! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  54. I know no French words...so i'm glad you gave me the choice of chocolat! That would definitely be a favorite. I'd love to enter your giveaway.

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  55. Mon Cherie>love saying this!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!
    Happy Stitching all!

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  56. I like le café. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Boulangerie...patisserie...must I choose!?! Thanks for the chance to win some incredible items!! VermontPines@aol.com

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  58. tres maqnifique! I took French in HS and German in college. My husband speaks Spanish. I was in Paris a while ago and tried to speak a little French but realized that I was actually speaking the little spanish I know. Can't communicate in any and sometimes I wonder about my English!

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  59. I'll take your 'chocolat' since I don't know any French.

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  60. I love C'est La Vie - such is life.
    For more ideas there is a good list here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_words_and_phrases_used_by_English_speakers#C
    What a great giveaway.

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  61. Fabulous giveaway. I've wanted to make some hexagons for quite a while. I've forgotten most of my French, but Fondant Au Chocolat definitely appeals to me. Also like Parfait.

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  62. Wow, love your fabric hexies...I can't even think of a favorite French word, but how about comme ci, comme ca? J'adore tous que sait Francais :) My spelling is probably wrong, but it's been awhile!

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  63. Wow, great giveaway, thanks! I think my favorite french word is s'il vou plait. Please. I use it all the time, it makes me feel worldly, lol!

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  64. My favorite french word is magnifique. As in "those Terrain hexigons are magnifique"!=) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. There's been lots of great French words/phrases already-one of my favourites is 'Tour de France'! ;)

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  66. Merci pour avoir une chance de gagner!

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  67. Bon
    Merci
    doubt if I spelled these correctly - thanks for the opportunity to enter this wonderful giveaway - I love hexagons

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  68. Oh what a fun giveaway! I'm a hexi addict. I guess my favorite French words would be mon cherie my granddaughter loves the old Pepe le Pieu cartoons and also mon ami.

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  69. I'm going to say "haut les mains" because we used to sing it at summer camp (hands up)

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  70. I love the word "Bricolage". I named one of my quilts this! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  71. Oh I could have so much fun with pre-cuts :)
    Thankyou for the chance ... fingers crossed.

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