Instagram Giveaway! October 13, 2018 07:30

As a thank you to all of our lovely Instagram followers we're giving away a beautiful vegan leather purse by Aura Que (handmade in Kathmandu by a fairtrade project and designed in South London by Laura Queening).

Giveaway on Instagram - Vegan Leather Purses by Aura Que at Mimosa Street

Each of these vegan leather purses is handcrafted by fairtrade producers in Kathmandu.

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To enter, just make sure you're following @mimosastreet, like the post, tell us your favourite, and tag at least one friend who might like to play. We'll pick the winner on Friday 19 October and will make an announcement both here on the blog and over on Instagram. Choose from: black (top pic), pewter (middle) and tan (bottom).

Small print: over 18s only; UK entries only please.

Good luck everyone!

Celebrating the creative journey October 14, 2015 16:37

Have you seen the #wipsandblooms tag on Instagram? It’s a place for makers and crafters to share pictures of their wips (works in progress) and seasonal blooms. It’s a really lovely idea – a celebration of nature, the handmade, and of the creative process itself.

A selection of images from the #wipsandblooms tag

A selection of October's #Wipsandblooms entries selected by @ceramicmagpie - with thanks to, @harryandfrank, @janiceissitt_life_style, @p4chenh

While the creative journey can be crisscrossed with challenges and setbacks, these often beautiful and carefully considered pictures tend to have a soothing, more sedate quality and they capture something about the sense of contentedness that can come about through making.

Looking at the feed and comments, you also get a sense of the community that binds the makers behind these images.

#wipsandblooms prizes

The prize for October's #wipsandblooms pick includes a recycled glass vase, a poppy seedball tin and a lovely vintage-style pocket notebook. Pictured by Kate at A Playful Day.

The #wipsandblooms tag is co-hosted by @aplayfulday and @ceramicmagpie. If you’d like to get involved, take a photo of your work in progress (wip) and your favourite seasonal blooms (this month the theme is 'foraged'). Don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag the hosts.

Their favourite entry for October will win a bundle of little treats from Mimosa Street (pictured above). And if you don’t fancy taking part, you can still visit the #wipsandblooms feed for some creative inspiration.

Whatever you’re making this month, enjoy your creative journey.

PS. If you're on Instagram, you can find Mimosa Street here: @mimosastreet.

Autumn giveaway on Facebook September 23, 2015 18:54

Albert Camus hit the nail on the head when he described autumn as “a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

We love this season of colourful foliage and squirrels busying themselves among the fallen leaves. To celebrate its arrival we are giving away a bundle of prizes over on Facebook. Entering is easy, just like our page and comment on the competition post telling us why you love autumn.

Best of luck!

Mimosa Street's autumn giveway on Facebook

If you're on Facebook, we would love for you to join us.

The competition prize consists of a lovely fairtrade finch bottle stopper, a vintage-style pocket notebook and a bee mix seedball tin.

Full competition terms and conditions are available here.