Rags to Riches is designed especially to share handmade books, journals and paper art. The objects on this blog are made totally of recycled materials or discared paper, and cardboard. Please feel free to comment on any of my postings. I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Winner of Birthday Giveaway

We returned from our mini vacation tonight (Sunday 23 August). Without delay, I got busy preparing for the giveaway draw. My random generator system consists of typing out all the entries, cutting them up into strips, and putting them all in a hat. I then got DH to draw one out for me. I think that this is as fair as it can be.

Here he is in action drawing a name out of the hat!

And the winner is Julia from Julia's Place Congratulations Julia for your entry.

Here are your winning prizes:

A handmade Coptic Stitch book and a book made from CD ROM. I am sure you will like them.

This was my first giveaway since I started blogging 8 months ago. I really enjoyed the process. I enjoyed planning it, making the journal, and looking for something to go with it. I am already thinking of another giveaway at around Christmas time.

Thanks everyone for your enties. I am sorry I did not respond to any of you because I was away from home and the only internet connection was through my iPhone. Typing with one finger is never a favorite of mine!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Birthday Giveaway: IS NOW CLOSED!!!

I have been planning this giveaways for quite sometime now. I thought the best time to do this would be on my birthday month which is August. Because we will be taking a mini vacation from August 15 - 23, it is a good time for me to post my giveaways before I leave.
I will draw the lucky number when I return on 23 August. I will have giveaways on my other blog Notjustnat as well, so please go over and enter there too.

I wish everyone whose birthday is in August a Happy Birthday, and I hope that someone will remember and bake you a birthday cake. If not, have one from me HAPPY BIRTHDAY...!

And here are my giveaways:

1 - A handmade Coptic stitch book made by me using a discarded dust jacket for the cover. The pages have been left blank for you to fill in with your activities. Animal lovers would love this book.

2 - A CD book with handmade a Japanese paper cover. The pages in this book are black. You need to use a silver pen to write on it.

All you need to do to enter is:

a) Leave a comment on this post; b) post this link on your blog; c) Sign-in as my follower and please mention on your comment that you have done so.

Please include a blog or email address so that I can contact you.

The Giveaways end on Sunday August 23rd EST at 6:00 pm. The winner will be drawn by random generator system and be notified asap.

It has been fun planning and making the giveaways, and I hope the winner will enjoy using them too. Don't forget to go over and enter for the giveaways on my other blog: Notjustnat
as well. Please pass on the word to any of your blogger friends.

Good luck everyone and thanks for visiting...!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Exhibition Announcement

I have good news to tell you. Rags to Riches's second exhibition is going to be at Monash Gallery of Art from 31 October 2009 - 6 December 2009. The first Rags to Riches exhibition was held at Monash University Library, Clayton Campus in March of this year. The exhibion was very well recieved by both the staff and students from the university. Now we are fortunate to get accepted into one of the great community Art Galleries in the area. We are very excited and looking forward to it.

Monash Gallery of Art is located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, in Wheelers Hill, Melbourne. I am so excited to have our work exhibited in such great venue.

This is one of the exhibition areas. It is called the Community Exhibition Space. It is situated between the main gallery and the public library. Our exhibition will be viewed by not only the gallery visitors, but the visitors that use the library as well. We will have five show cabinets to use for our exhibits. How exciting is that going to be?