Saturday, November 5, 2011

An anniversary, some thank you's..... oh and a giveaway..... or three!

It's celebration time in the Odd One Out household this month - It has been 1 whole year since I started up my wee Facebook page and also a year (this month) since I nervously attended my first market.  Amazing!  It feels like a lifetime but also like I've just started, if you know what I mean.  I have met some truly awesome people along the way both customers and fellow crafters - many who have become dear friends.  I need to thank some very important people who have helped me along the way - so bear with me and then I will get on to the giveaways. 

Firstly a massive thank you goes out to Mr Odd One Out.  Little did he imagine that my wee hobby would take over both our lives so much.  I've always made these things for us, as gifts for friends and family and occasionally orders from friends of friends etc - this he was used to but then I announced that I was going to try a market (just one!) and here we are 12 months later..... with markets every second week or so, a spare room that's not so spare anymore, more plates and odd bits and pieces than you could even imagine and an awful lot of babysitting now done by the Mr.  So big ♥s to him.

Second big thank you to my lovely and talented friend Koyal.  She has had far more faith in me than I have ever had, and pretty much had to drag me kicking and screaming into the market scene.  I think she had been cajoling me into having a stall at a market for a couple of years before I finally agreed to share half a table with her last year, and I am forever indebted to her for persisting with me.  I truly didn't think that anyone would really want to buy my work and I remember being so nervous and slightly embarrassed at my first market.  So thank you miss Koyal for all your encouragement.  (By the way she is the most amazing knitwear designer so go and check out her Facebook page too)  Here we are at one of my first markets - Crafternoon Tea in Kingsland.


Ok so now down to the...................



For all the lovely people that have supported me at markets and have bought online here is a $5 voucher that can be used until the end of the year.  Please print it off and bring it with you to markets or quote the reference number before paying for Facebook orders.


I have a very curious (read nosy) nature and I love to know what happens to the things I sell - where they go, how they are displayed etc.  So this draw is for everyone that owns a little piece of Odd One Out.  It could be a plate, portrait, lamp or cushion - even jewellery.  Just take a photo of it in its new home and email it to me.  I will put the pics up in a little album on my Facebook page and everyone will go in the draw to win their choice of my illustrations on a vintage plate.  Woohoo! 

Just one picture per person please - I know some of you have lots of plates!

I will announce the winner on my Facebook  page on the 12th November - you will need to get in touch with me by the 15th November or I will draw another name.


I love a good competition - and this one is open to ALL my Facebook friends.  Just let me know in the comments below, what plate design of mine you would most like to win - and you will go into the draw to win that very design!  (Have a look through my Facebook albums if you can't think of one off the top of your head.)
One comment per person please - but if you share this on your Facebook page or Blog do let me know - I will sneak another entry in for you :) 

I will announce the winner on my Facebook  page on the 12th November - you will need to get in touch with me by the 15th November or I will draw another name. 

(Sorry to all my lovely overseas followers but these competitions are only open to those with an NZ address I can send the plate to.)



I'm looking forward to seeing what designs you all choose!



37 comments:

Polly said...

"Shadow Wolf" from the shadow puppet range :D

Anna Downie said...

Congratulations on your 1 year Anni Niki!.....Love your stuff the most out of ANYONES ;).. and I love bumping into at Markets, give yourself a big pat on the back for being awesome and being such a valuable Market staple.See you at Crafternoon Tea - Anna Downie from Whimsy Fix.........x

Sarah said...

Love your stuff! Would love to win 'oh hello deer' =)

Colleen Holden said...

Big congrats! I love following your posts and blog and love seeing you out & about at markets. I'd like to enter for 'Skull & Cutlery' it's adorable and the wee bird perched on top is super cute. Keep up the amazing work! X

XantheS said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, I'm looking forward to extending my collection of plates by the time your 2nd anniversary comes around! I love the 'Mr Stag' design, if I don't win the competition, he's my next purchase!
Xanthe Smythe

Chelsea Berry said...

I love your stuff and I WILL be able to spend money on myself one day and buy some, in the meantime I had a veeeerrrrryyyyy hard time choosing, but I would love to win Love Birds... or Dagger... um... Love Birds please... (I think!) :-)

Angela said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary; your plates are just amazing! I have one of your "fait l'amour pas la guerre" that is ready to go up once we buy a house! I would love the "let them eat cake" plate to go with a plate of Marie Antoinette I have that is waiting for me at the inlaws in France!

Jessie H said...

Your stuff is so amazing :) I would love "Mr Stag" to add to my deer wall! <3

Anonymous said...

ahhhh so hard to choose just one! i adore them all! let's go with "you're my cup of tes" as that was the first of your plates i discovered!

Anonymous said...

sorry couldn't get any profile other than anonymous to work! my name is keryn - in regards to latest comment. oh and i meant cup of tea, not tes! x

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I would like to win the skull and cross bones design on the plate that had lots of tiny wee flowers on it. I saw it at the Vintage and Retro market and haven't been able to get it out of my head, in fact I would like to buy it if I don't win it. How much is it please? And do you still have it??? My email is mrspinique@gmail.com
Thanks
Stacey

Joliet said...

I love the Yo bambi! plate. I actually have some plates from the Crown Lynn Autumn Splemdour range so to have a hand painted one would be an awesome addition!

Gemma said...

Congratulations Niki on your 1 year, its such an achievement and great to meet you today, I am in LOVE with my plates and have my eye on 2 MORE!!! Desperate to know when your next market is, yay! I'm after the 'Mr Stag' and the 'Home Sweet Home', but you never know I might be the luck winner of one, he he!

Kelli-Ann said...

Congratulations, love love love your work. If I won I would choose one from your shadow puppet range, very clever.

jodie said...

congratulations Niki! I love your work, you are so talented! I would like to win Hello Deer, or the stag head one...

Paula said...

This is easy as I already have a spot saved in my kitchen for the 'your my cup of tea plate'. Congrats on the year milestone, sure there are plenty more exciting times ahead for you venture!

Suzi said...

"Ants" LOVE it!!! Love how different it is and underneath the food- arrrhh ants!

Congratulations too xx

The Art Room said...

Hi Niki.
I love your work and my absolute favourite is Shadow Wolf... although its so hard to choose.
Congrats on your anniversary. Hayley/The Art Room. x

Dianne Khan said...

I would love to win 'You'r emy cup of tea :) Love you work, clever lady!

Angelle said...

:) thanks for the competition! I love the negative Mr Stag on the brown plate...he can come to live with me for sure <3

Anonymous said...

love so many, but keen, keen, keen for a cup of Rosey Tea! (youngest girl is called Rose). Thanks Niki, Great Comp!
Michelle Mawson Evans (on Facebook)

Lisa said...

Congrats darling. Your so amazing : ) Keep up the good work. I would LOVE any one of your plates.

Molly The Bear said...

I love you plate is my fav today- I change my mind so often with your plates, I think if I had a money tree my hall would be lined in them!

Kristine said...

Niki I am in love with your Floral Bambi plate - the perfect match for my Mr Stag! Congrats on one year of gorgeousness :o)

Relique Jewellery said...

Hey Niki, your One Eyed Lady caught my eye right away. She is devine. I will also shout out your competition on my Facebook page :) Congrats on your first year! Julia x

Anonymous said...

Great idea of showing your customer pictures! I have changed my mind on my choice of plate, difficult cos there are SO many I like, instead of a cup of Rosey Tea, I think I need a cake fist on a really pretty old fashioned rose and guilded type plate. Whoever wins will be so happy I'm sure.
Michelle Mawson Evans (on Facebook)

Yvette said...

Absolutely love your plates! And follow you on facebook and now your blog. Please enter me for the 'Octopus' plate - I just LOVE IT!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first year, your plates are absoutley awesome! I would love to win one eyed lady, if I don't win it, it will be my next purchase for sure!
Rachel Burt - on Facebook :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blue lady! Have 3 plates already and very excited about giving your mr/mrs knuckle platter for a wedding gift on Saturday! Congrats on your clever creations. Gaylene Hill (facebook)

nicolewillrock said...

Congrats!! your work is awesome! I would love to win the Ants plate please :)

yesterdayssweetheart said...

Hi Niki!
I loved the crown lynn blue willow with anchor plate I saw at the Devonport Craft Market last week! I would love to add it to my collection of tea cups :)
Congrats on your first year!
xx Kiana

Camilla Peet said...

Adore all your work! Favourite would be super fly...

Anonymous said...

Love your work. I would so love to win 'origami birdcage' Naomi Fisher

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki, love your plates, your ideas are just amazing! Am thinking my favourite one if one of the "fascinators".... Thanks, Dianne Holwell

Amber Bailey said...

Most eye catching for me would be - vintage Crown Lynn willow plate - now with Anchor & in blue porcelain paint to match.
Amber Bailey.

Anonymous said...

Hey Niki, I heard about the letter you got, hope you got all that sorted. Anyhow, I LOVE all the plates but if I had to choose it would be the cuckoo clock one... Cheers Bronwyn

Sarah Irwin said...

Love your plates, am going to try and get to the next crafternoon tea.

Love the Shadow Bird in the Shadow puppet range.

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