Saturday, 21 May 2011

Announcing the winners of my 300 followers giveaway!

My, you’re a compassionate bunch, you Planetarians, all 341 of you (again, a warm welcome to the newbies!). Your kind-hearted and empathetic comments on my last post about my Dad’s birthday really affected me. Never underestimate the power of your words, my friends. Thanks so much for buoying my spirits a little. And now onto the important business – announcing the winners of my 300 followers giveaway! Older Planetarians will recall the to-do created on Planet Baby when we drew my 200 followers giveaway. To avoid tears this time, I made a few changes to how we did it. Let’s see how it went!

I handwrote all the names, scrunched them up and placed them in one of my new gumboots so many of you admire (to now be known as the ‘Ceremonial Planet Baby Gumboot’). That way, the pixies wouldn’t argue over whose gumboot was chosen. Hmm. Anyway, all gathered together in their pyjamas, Joshie was first up to draw the winner. Ah, the sweet anticipation and the joy of being the oldest so getting to “go first”!
And look whose name he pulled out!
None other than my dear bloggy friend in Sydney, Janette from My Sweet Prints! Janette was one of my very first Planetarians (as in about the 5th!) and has always been so supportive of me so I’m thrilled she’s won the goodies. Oh, and she also is a very talented graphic designer  - you can find her fabulous work here.

Now given the fuss last time, we decided to draw 2nd and 3rd places as well. So that made it India’s turn. 
It’s such fun to be the big sister who goes next!
And 2nd place goes to gorgeous Jill from deux chiens et un garcon! Jill is a new Planetarian with a sweet blog who leaves me very thoughtful and kind comments – congratulations, Jill! I particularly enjoyed her post here about ‘A room of one’s own’ – treat yourself and have a read.

Here’s Jill’s prize – a Typo notebook with a handful of Planet Baby butterflies winging their way through it!
The plan, then, was for Sammy to draw 3rd place. But, as usual, my rambunctious, wriggly Quicksilver Sam couldn’t keep still long enough to do the deed. So instead, his big brother and big sister stepped in to jointly draw the winner.
Lots of giggling was involved as they tried to pull out the same piece of paper at once! Then, Sammy decided to join in the action, after all. So, drum roll…
And 3rd place went to sweet Sarah of Molly’s Maison! That is really too funny – of all the Planetarians they picked, it was Sarah who lives in Hobart and has become my friend through blogging! In fact, we plan to have lunch together on Monday so I can hand it to her then ☺.

Sarah has won this Typo notebook which also has some PB butterflies floating through it.
So now the pixies will have the thrill of licking a few stamps to post these beauties off to their new homes. Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm in entering – you can see what pleasure a giveaway brings to Planet Baby! 


  1. Big congrats to all your winners and especially Janette - one of the sweetest people i know! ps didn't have a chance to comment on your last blog - but have to ask - what is the brand of the gumboots! Love them!

  2. Oh I'm so excited!!! I'm sure I saw these the other week but had to be strong and resist!! Yippee for me!! Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing tomorrow!! X

  3. Congrats to the winners. I adore the way that the pixies get involved in your giveaway Jane. I was eager to read this post, not just to see who had won, but to read about the drama of the draw!

  4. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YAY! I'm so excited, I can't believe it! Thank you so much Jane!!! and a special thank you to my lucky barrel (gumboot) boy Joshie for picking me out!
    This has just made my day, thank you so much again!
    And yes I'd love to know where you got those gorgeous gumboots from as I'm in the market for a pair and they look so cool!
    Big thank you hugs,

  5. Congrats, lucky winners! Well done! X

  6. Congrats to the winners - I'm so pleased to see two of my very good bloggy friends have won :)

  7. What lovely smiles to grace your page today Jane.
    I'm sure it will be infectious as the winners each receive their gorgeous PB gifts. xx F

  8. Oh wow, I only found out just now. I have been having an enforced bloogy break which last about 24 hours.

    Thank you , thank you so much. And thank you sweet gorgeous India on picking me out of your sweet gumboots.

    XX jill

  9. Congratulations to the winners of those thoughtful prizes..great notebooks!

  10. Ah, you are gracious souls, the non-winners, and I'm tickled at the winners' responses. You've all made me happy.

    As for my gumboots, they are Miss Marie and distributed by Glam Accessories (

    Mr Google let me down in finding stockists for you but I bought mine from 'For the Home & Garden' in Hobart. Their number is (03) 6231 4688.

    They cost $40 and I hear they are selling for $120 in a Sydney boutique! They had a size 38 there if that helps. Or maybe they could order some in and post them to you - I think they're a steal!

    J x

  11. Congrats to the winners! The children are so adorable picking the winners out.

  12. Congrats to the winning ladies!
    And Jane, I hope your week will be a good one,
    hugs, Maureen

  13. Thanks, Leigh and Maureen. The pixies are asking me when my next giveaway will be - they enjoy them so much! J x


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, you gorgeous soul. You've just made my day! J x

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