Monday, March 22, 2010

Cottage Industry 2nd birthday giveaway!

Angora / lambswool fingerless gloves by Penelope Durston

I have sung the praises of Melbourne craft-queen Penelope Durston many times before... Pene is truly the most talented crafter I know, and her gorgeous store, Cottage Industry in Gertrude st Fitzroy, is a must-visit for anyone who loves a little hand-made goodness. Cottage Industry stocks the most brilliant range of cushions, quilts, clothes, bags and other hand-crafted treasures - most of them made by Pene herself.

Gorgeous Cottage Industry tea-cosies and clothing range...

Love the little angora softies... and of course you know I can't get enough of Dell Stewart's fab hand-painted timber brooches!

Today Cottage Industry turns 2 years old! Yippeee Happy Birthday Pene! To celebrate this milestone, Pene is offering a fab little giveaway of 2 pairs of her beautiful angora / lambswool fingerless gloves, for 2 lucky TDF readers! One of Pene's most popular designs, the gloves are made from NZ yarn, in 40% angora, 60% lambswool. They're knitted just outside Melbourne, and hand-dyed by Pene in her laundry sink!

The gloves come in the most delicious array of colours - lemon, lime, dahlia, ocean, sherbie, cranberry, denim, khaki, haze, tangerine, royal, lolly, buttercup, cherry and charcoal to name a few. They're available in short, medium and long... but the giveaway is for two pairs of the long variety :)

BUT the BEST bit about this giveaway, is that you get to choose your preferred colour! Oooh interactive! Check out all colours over on the Cottage Industry Big Cartel site, and when leaving your comment here, let us know which colour you choose!

Some of Pene's brilliant hand-dyed colours... check out the rest of the range here.

Please comment before midnight tonight to be in the running! If you subscribe to these posts by email, please don't reply to the email, you gotta visit www.thedesignfiles.net to leave your comment!

Please note this giveaway has now closed! Thanks so much for all your entries!


149 comments:

  1. Oh my, Lucy - I'd LOVE to win these! The Haze colour is probably my favourite, but really, any one of them would look amazing.
    Thanks again for such a delicious giveaway!

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  2. If I won these, I'd give them away... depending on the weather.

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  3. I'm sure these gloves will keep hands warm in winter and stop a few accidents on the road as you will be able to feel the steering wheel. I just love the charcoal colour as they would go with everything...

    So many giveaways Lady.
    Kirsty Vogel

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  4. ..and she is a lovely, lovely woman. cottage industry is only two, really? talk about making your mark on a community - can't imagine fitzroy without her and her fabulous store, quite frankly. these gloves are standard 'winter uniform' at galmont. we love them! x

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  5. Just to be sweet and colourful (which is important when they days get dreary and cold)I like lolly and sherbie the best.
    I can wear these while I work in the icy depths of winter. Remember, it will be jolly freezing in a few months and we'll need warm hands to function!!!

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  6. I love these gloves - especially the gorgeous dahlia ones.

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  7. if i were to choose i would go with the ocean ones! who wouldn't want to look down on a cold day and see a bright blue pair of fingerless gloves!!! beautiful!!

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  8. These are so gorgeous! I must try to get to the shop when next in Melb. I love long fingerless gloves and lived in a pair last winter. Love the blue and green ones!

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  9. Fingerless gloves rock!
    Who needs fingers?
    Could only go charcoal in Melbourne.

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  10. Hobart winter is coming! The Tangerine ones are gorgeous. Just the thing to brighten up a cold wintery day. I can already picture holding on to a steaming cup of tea in them. What amazing give aways you have had lately!

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  11. my fav colour is Khaki, yes please

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  12. They look lovely, and I bet they're really soft! I think khaki would go best with my autumn coat.

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  13. lovely lovely lovely

    i think the charcoal would be brilliant for winter...

    thanks for the opportunity

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  14. The weather this morning reminded me that winter is on it's way... probably time to win me some woolies! ;) I like charcoal. thanks lucy & pene!

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  15. Fingerless gloves! Perfect for cool autumn mornings in Melbourne…and definitely the charcoal!

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  16. I love the royal blue, but i think the charcoal ones would be more versatile. And they'd make me feel like a furry monster! haha

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  17. I could have used a pair this morning. My eyes are on the charcoal ones.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Lucy.

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  18. OHHH EMMM GEEE! if I don't win this I'll probably go and some of those adorable gloves, but I'll enter for a pair of the tangerine ones, just in case!

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  19. Holey dooley - they are absolutely gorgeous! Do I really have to choose? Umm... umm... ok... no, wait... umm... Cranberry!

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  20. I love the tangerine and charcoal, all of the colors are breathtaking!

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  21. I love Cottage Industry. Whenever I go in there it's always so nice & cozy, lovely!

    And it's just getting to be weather for gloves, isn't it!

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  22. Ooh I love the look of those charcoal gloves!
    Although the haze is gorgeous as well... any of them would be fabulous!

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  23. ding dong dell
    get the pussy out the well!
    lemon fingerless gloves are swell!!!

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  24. these gloves are great. i have almost worn my old pair out - almost time for a new pair ;)

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  25. Its my Girlfriends Birthday! I'm lousy at gifts! Pls Pls Pls

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  26. Love them; the Royal blue ones the most!

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  27. ooh, the charcoal ones are just heavenly.
    I will have to buy a pair for this winter!
    Thank you for the hot tip Lucy!

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  28. Ooh! Sweet! It would be nice to win one of these cozies... Just in time for the coming cold!

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  29. oooh! I would love a pair of the charcoal! I love Penelope Durston's crafts :) I have a haze pair already but I can't wear them with all colours, so charcoal would be perfect for the upcoming winter!

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  30. I choose grey! beautiful grey! to keep my paws warm when ridin my bike.

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  31. Great shop, and always a perfect place to buy gifts.
    All the colours are pretty rad, but my favourite would have to be 'ocean'.

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  32. these are exactly what i need for winter! gloves without losing my finger dexterity (ie can still type in the cold) thanks xxx

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  33. The charcoal are so lovely and perfect for a Melbourne winter!

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  34. Divine. They look so waaaarm and cosy! Love Pene Durston's work. xxx

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  35. ooh so many pretty colours. I like the charcoal ones. Or cherry. Or royal. tehehe

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  36. Yummy colours! They look so soft! I think tangerine is super-cheery!

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  37. Happy Birthday Cottage Industry!!
    The gloves are beautiful and I think I love the cherry color most of all. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. Oh how lovely for winter!

    I think cherry are my favourite. Buttercup would bring some summer into the cold but I'd be wearing them all the time and I'm not at all confident that I can keep them nice and bright :P

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  39. They are gorgeous! My favourite colour is cranberry... they would look great with denim and my chocolate tweed coat.

    Thanks for the link to the Cottage Industry big cartel site, I have a feeling this could get dangerous...

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  40. I'll be in Melbourne at the end of the week! - my trip will definitely include a trip to Cottage Industry. Looks like my kind of place. As for those beautiful gloves, charcoal is my pick.
    What a great giveaway.

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  41. Oh how lovely! They look so soft and pretty, and will be perfect for winter. So hard to choose a colour... perhaps denim?

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  42. one of my favourite shops for staring longingly through the window. I think denim is my favourite colour... or lolly. no, denim.

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  43. oooh, these look super warm and cute - when do you get a combo like that?!

    I love Charcoal and Cranberry

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  44. I was excited just to see these pop up in my reader, let alone as a give away! They're beautiful. I can definitely imagine how lusciously soft they'd feel. My favourite is dahlia.

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  45. So lovely, I can imagine how soft they are. I think the cranberry might be my favourite.

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  46. Oooohhh I have recently moved to Daylesford and these would certainly come in handy out here!! I think Cherry is my favourite, though it is very hard to choose!

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  47. Surely you have to pick a bright colour, to stand out against your ubiquitous Melbourne dark winter coat... I'd go for lime, I reckon.

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  48. I'd love to win a pair of those beautiful fingerless gloves. It's my daughters birthday April 1 and she would just flip if I gave her a lime pair.
    Many thanks

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  49. I would love the haze colour, please! xx

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  50. oh what a lovely treat these would be for my hands on those early starts on those cold Melbourne mornings. Fingers Crossed! tee he he

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  51. Oooh it would be super to win a pair of these! Would be amazing for keeping my hands warm whilst bicycling to work.

    So hard to pick one colour...I think I'd go with...sherbie!

    xx

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  52. Oh, just fabulous. Thank you for the opportunity. I'd have to say charcoal are my faves!

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  53. Oh those lovely soft charcoal ones are perfect for winter!

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  54. I've never shopped when PenPen herself has been in house, but her shopgirls are some of the friendliest and most helpful I've ever encountered.

    Denim is my favourite.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Lucy.

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  55. boy oh boy...my fingers and wrists would be in love with a pair of charcoal gloves.

    love love xx

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  56. ooohhh how sweet are these...Happy 2nd Birthday Cottage Industry! I would not be able to go past the cherry, just perfect!

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  57. i WOULD LOVE A PAIR OF THESE FOR WINTER - VERY PRACTICAL AND OH SO COLOURFUL! KG

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  58. Wow, I've been meaning to buy these for about 3 winters now. I think ocean is the perfect colour!
    Thanks Lucy :)

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  59. Very cute - almost makes me look forward to winter! I think the lolly ones are my favourite. You spoil us Lucy...

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  60. My goodness these are beautiful! Perfect for riding my bike in the cool weather. I love the charcoal!
    Bec.

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  61. i LOVEEE FINGERLESS gloves!!!!
    so yes please!!!
    would love a pair of tangerine ones!!

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  62. ooooh, dahlia and charcoal are the best! I'm originally from Perth too, so these are exactly what i need for melbourne winter mornings!

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  63. Royal for me! I am moving into blues and greens at the moment...

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  64. ocean please....snuggley ocean.
    happy 2nd birthday!!

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  65. Happy Birthday Cottage Industry!

    Beautiful cranberry gloves would motivate me to leave the house come cold winter time!

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  66. Ooooh I love this place! I walk past every day and wished I had a pair of these. I definitely think Cranberry is my colour!

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  67. yes please! cranberry to brighten a winter jacket!!

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  68. If I win these they will go south to my Mum in the Snowy Mountains. i love teh Ocean colour.

    Thank you for the introduction to your site and the opportunity.

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  69. Oh, I can't decide, they're all so great. But after pondering my wardrobe I think cherry is my favorite.
    Thanks!

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  70. I Love the lime and the charcoal, and all the other colours too....

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  71. sooooo pretty and perfect for the dark and chilly morning train. I'd love the cherry gloves xoxox

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  72. mmm a pair in khaki would be perfect for winters blogging to protect and frosty mouse hand.

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  73. nice nice and double nice... sherbie is the colour for me!!
    xo

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  74. Oooh La la! Wouldn't these just be perfect for Winter!!! I would love to enter, and I think If i was lucky enough to win I'd love the grey ones! So cute!

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  75. Hey ho happy birthday Cottage Industry!
    They are all lush but I think I like cherry best.
    Thanks, Annalisa

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  76. When we visited Melbourne in February we stopped in at Cottage Industry quite by accident, but I was so happy we did. It's a gorgeous shop with so much lovely stock!

    I think if I were to win I would love the Ocean coloured gloves.

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  78. Oh oh oh, may I put my hand up.....mmm warm hands, wrists and fists - perfect! khakiiiiii

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  79. what a great giveaway - I love the colours!

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  80. These are the Holy Grail of fingerless gloves that I have been searching for! A pair in lemon would make my heart smile :)))

    Thanks,
    Lucy

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  81. awww, i would love to win the Ocean colour. i burnt my left hand and fingers in a house fire, and i'd been asked to cover up at all times so that the wounds do not become affected by the harsh sun here. it would be nice if i could cover up in a pretty way too. ;)

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  82. How cute are these! I'd love the Charcoal ones - they'll go with everything. Yay!

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  83. Charcoal pertty please!!!
    Love the site - thanks for all the work you do on it!
    Lauren

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  84. these are so beautiful. I would love a pair of these. Scotish winters are a lot colder than my beloved melbourne and my hands are taking the full brunt of it!

    thanks of the giveaway!!!

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  85. Love cottage industry, and those fluffy gloves look gorgeous

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  86. These gloves are gorgeous! Fingerless are the way to go... it's too hard getting my tram ticket out with normal gloves!I think I shall have to get every colour...

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  87. because the yellow pair would look great with my new grey-on-grey-on-grey outfit!

    keeping my fingers crossed (only done with fingerless gloves)

    from hallo elo

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  88. oh summer is fast disappearing,
    these gloves in Royal would definitely take the edge off it!

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  89. lovely shop and nice gloves! i think the cherry are my favourite :)

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  90. I think you've outdone yourself again with giveaways! I'm peachy keen for a pair of those lovely gloves in haze :) fingers crossed!

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  91. The gloves are gorgeous! As is Cottage Industry. If I win I'd love them in Haze - thank you!

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  92. The gloves are beautiful. They look so soft and warm, perfect for the Melbourne winter!

    The savage in me would like green, but I often wear cranberry. Too hard to decide!

    Keep up the good work.

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  93. I would love the ocean colour, to remind me of swimming at Rottnest during the Melbourne winter. Sometimes I need a helping hand to get through it!

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  94. wow, gorgeous! Just what I need for this winter! Thanks!

    Lorena
    loreley214@hotmail.com

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  95. perfect fit angora - just what I need.

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  96. Ooh, isn't she sweet!
    The charcoal gloves are divine.

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  97. Beautiful gloves. They look so soft and cosy, can imagine how truly luxurious they are. Which to choose... hmm I would have to say ocean. Looks beautifully fresh for a crisp wintery day. Thank-you for this opportunity.

    Bianca

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  98. I love Pene Durstons beautiful store Cottage Industry. I stumbled across it earlier this year whilst visiting Oz. I managed two purchases of gifts on two separate visits but would love something of my own...

    Thank for the chance to win.

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  99. hmm.. i think yellow would brighten up a wintery day for me :)

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  100. I love the charcoal ones! I am making a quilt the same colour and you always need gloves to match your quilt don't you?!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  101. Yay! I love them in charcoal.

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  102. These would be lovely birthday pressie as it's my birthday today. Plus they would warm my fingers in the cold Canberra winter that I will soon find myself in - after the anzac weekend is when we can officially turn on heaters...

    Thanks for the constant inspiration Lucy!

    I love the sherbie ones.

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  103. Thanks for another lovely giveaway Lucy. I'd love a charcoal pair if I am lucky enough to win.
    Cheers,
    Suzanne

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  104. oh! pick me, pick me! Charcoal please :-) Katrina

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  105. I love this shop. I really like the lime pair, but they are all gorgeous.

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  106. ohhh im having tangerine dreams! tangerine pls.

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  107. Dahlia would have to be my fave!! They look oh soft!!

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  108. What a co-inkydinks its Cottage Industry's birthday.
    Whenever I need to find the perfect pressie, I head to cottage Industry.

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  109. Oooohhhhh!!!

    I love them - any colour would do me. Charcoal, lime, cherry, tangerine!!?

    Lauren

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  110. oh i would rather enjoy some cranberry ones just lovely.

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  111. Cottage Industry is yet another reason why I have fallen head over heels for Gertrude st. Not to mention the doiley-ed trees! I'd love the gloves in royal...thanks for such a lovely giveaway, Lucy.

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  112. I would love these for riding my bike on cold winter morning - a lovely charcoal pair would perfect!
    Thanks Lucy!

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  113. even in australia we like pretty gloves :)

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  114. I'm getting a bit old and slow, these would certainly warm my extremities. Charcoal please, colour went out of my life with my youth.
    Happy Birthday!

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  115. What lovely colours but lime is my wife's favourite

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  116. oooh, they are so gorgeous. I would love a cranberry pair.

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  117. So many great colours but I think buttercup are my favourite - If I win I'll ride my bike to work and keep my hands warm!

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  118. wow what fabulousness...i would love to sport a combo of the charcoal and green gloves...m mmm!

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  119. Oh they are delishful!!!! I would love to swan around Newstead in a pair of these. Or anywhere in the world really. Please put me down for a pair of either dahlia or haze if I am the luckiest duck!
    Thanks heaps for this lovely opportunity.

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  120. wow what fabulous gloves and with winter riding just around the corner i would love to show off a combo of the charcoal and green gloves...tops!

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  121. Yay for Pene! I would love to have my fingers wrapped up in the sweet 'buttercup' colour. How exciting! This would be much more exciting (and warming) than winning a meatplate. xox Bird

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  122. One could only wear "ocean" while battling the cold windy mornings on the beach walking track. "What gorgeous fingerless gloves!" they would exclaim jealously as I pass!!

    Thanks Pene and Design Files
    "nicki"

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  123. they're great - just in time for winter.
    Thanks!

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  124. ooh there are just too many shades of lovely. lets see then.....umm.. I'm thinking cranberry could be my colour for our Melbourne winter.
    Thanks a bunch.

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  125. if i were so lucky, i'd pick the charcoal. :)

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  126. Lovely colours and they look so cozy! Hmmm... can't decide on a colour, maybe cherry! I like that colour for winter.

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  127. oooh yes as everyone has said there are too many lovely colours to pick just one favourite, but the cranberry is especially nice.

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  128. Gorgeous gorgeous! Charcoal is a fab colour, very nice! Eleesa x

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  129. nice - cherry is my favourite

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  130. First:
    Congratulations and best wishes for the next at least 22 years! We are reading »The Design Files« daily.
    Second:
    You chose a great giveaway, and we would prefer the color sherbie.
    Third:
    Keep up the good work!

    Finally:
    Spring-Greetings from Germany!

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  131. Ooh I can't decide which I love best! Khaki, haze or practical charcoal? Will have to be haze! Love to be caught up in an angora lavender haze. Perfect for wintery bus rides. My boyfriend picked up a wooden eye brooch for me as gift the other week. It's my new favourite!

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  132. These are so beautiful! I love the dahlia ones the best.

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  133. Oh! Everything from Cottage Industry looks so lovely. The cranberry gloves look very warm and fuzzy. :)

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  134. Love and love your work Lucy. Funningly enough, I was just saying on Sunday that although I love gloves, I never wear them in the Melbourne winters, but fingerless gloves I would and really could do with. My favourites are:lime, charcoal, khaki, royal blue and denim, but they're all spunky. Thanks again for the eye and word candy everyday. xxx

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  135. thank you for showing me a brilliant new place to go and buy special treats. My girlfriend just had a baby girl and now i know where to get her a little gift.

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  136. Am I too far away to enjoy these?
    xo.pauline
    santa fe.nm.usa

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  137. ooh how FAB! I'd love to win them - i've just moved to Adelaide, but stay in touch via DesignFiles! Phew! I use to walk past all the time...ahhh
    I miss Fitzroy and would love a little piece of Melbourne to keep me warm during winter. Haze and Lemon are my fave's without a doubt! Erin

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  138. For someone who has spider like long arms and fingers these beautiful gloves look perfect. The charcoal are super chic thou they're all divine

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  139. What beautiful gloves! A haze pair would really help me through my 2nd Tasmanian winter. They look so soft and cuddly, just perfect for snuggle weather:)

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  140. being a frequent fitzroy visitor i love your shop and gloves. they are all so gorgeous. i like the lime and the charcoa. i think they would be handy being a sometime cyclist riding to work in sydney. thanks katie

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  141. Gorgeous!! I'd love to win a pair of these gloves!

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