Wednesday, 23 May 2012

bespoke magazine & GIVEAWAY CLOSED

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a link for a crafty magazine - and you know how I love my magazines! This one is called Bespoke, it is an Aussie indie magazine and available as a PDF or printed. 

The latest issue has a great range of topics from sewing tutorials to crafter interviews to stories to book reviews to recipes and I must say, it is good to see some male crafters in their too. It has a nice community feel to it. Although I read a lot of blogs I feel like I am missing out on so many other wonderful artistic people out there, almost all the artists featured in this addition are new-to-me and due to the mix of contributors there is a great mix of writing styles. The other plus is that the layout is clean and easy to read.


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Bespoke: an item made to a buyer's specification (personalized or tailored)
Now, you can pop over and BUY a copy right now or you can win a copy, yes, Jessica has kindly offered to send a print copy to one of you.

What do you need to do to get your grubby mitts on a copy?

Leave a comment below answering the following question...

Have you ever had any bespoke item made for you? If so what? If not, what would you like to have made for you?
You MUST leave a contact email address with your comment, no email, no win!
I will draw a winner at random on May 30th, 9am JST.
Jessica is willing to ship worldwide so everyone can enter. 

I personally would love a pair of bespoke leather shoes... one day! Now, what is yours?

36 comments:

  1. Oooohhh, that looks pretty awesome! I'm not sure what a bespoke item would be. Something featured in the magazine? If yes, then I've never had any made for me, and I'm not sure what I'd like made for me since I haven't seen the mag yet... From their blog, I'd like one of those awesome looking handmade soaps. I love handmade beauty products.

    The price is really not bad for each .pdf issue either! I'm thinking this is something I need to check out. Thanks for the link and the giveaway.

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  2. I've never had an item bespoke for me. If I did, I would like it to be a piece of jewelry.

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  3. No, haven't had anything made for me in the bespoke sense. I'd love a really comfortable pair of overalls for gardening with great pockets.

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  4. I don't think I've had a bespoke item made for me either (unless you count something I've made for myself!). I think a bespoke pair of soft-soled leather shoes would be glorious :-)
    megan_e_snelgrove at yahoo dot com

    Thank you!

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    1. oh yes, we are on the same page there!

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  5. I had a pillow made for me once from remenants of an old turkish rug I fell in love with. A dream bespoke item - I would love to have a table cloth made for me with big peonies embroidered all over it. I have been imagining it for awhile, but don't have the patients or talent to do it myself... :)
    jlheist at gmail dot com

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  6. Hmmm.... I seem to recall having a rather fetching pink furry dress custom made for me once by a certain talented young lady! ;o)
    @superluckydi x

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  7. I had a pair of purple suede boots made especially for me, an a nappy bag. I love bespoke items :)

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  8. I have had something custom made for one of my children, but nothing for myself. I have been seriously considering having jeans made to my measurements because I can never find a pair that fits exactly right.

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    1. I never wear jeans because I can never find any that I like the fit of, maybe bespoke is the way to go...

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  9. Tengo 50 añ0s ,hace 26 años entre a una discoteca y vi una mujer con un vestido cruzado en la parte delantera ,la tela era jersey por el movimiento que se notaba mientras bailaba ,el vestido tapaba su cuerpo,pero sugería sin pegarse .
    ya no tengo el cuerpo para ese vestido ,pero tengo algún vestido parecido,que mis hijas adolescentes quieren.

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  10. No, I've never had anything made for me :). I'd love cute tote bag (^_^).
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  11. I had some clothes made for me in Vietnam, a lovely shift dress and jacket suit and some casual clothes too. So well-made, fast and inexpensive - well, if you don't include travelling to Vietnam in the first place...

    diane_aoto (at) yahoo dot co dot uk

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    1. I forgot about the dress I had made in Israel, so cheap too!

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  12. Hello there. I'm a magazine fan as well. I've had a few subscriptions on my iPad but I much prefer the real thing... all that papery goodness!!
    Nothing bespoke for me so far, unless you count my wedding dress? But it wasn't designed specifically for me.
    I think a bespoke kitchen would be top of my list :-)
    Leigh xx

    kgaa8183(at)doctors(dot)org(dot)uk

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    1. my wedding dress I designed myself and had someone make it for me, which was actually cheaper than buying one off the rack and getting it altered - crazy now I think about it.

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  13. My wedding ring was made especially for me - I am really fussy with jewellery so I designed the ring and hubby had it made for the wedding :) x

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  14. Whoops !! Email address is natashagandy15[at]googlemail[dot]com x

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  15. My friends very crafty and made me a lovely little bag and she made a ginger and white cat toy for my cat Eric which looked just like him

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  16. My friend made me a lovely little bag
    helen.rhoads@btinternet.com

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  17. I've had a bespoke teddy made from my child's favourite blanket! @chelseamamma

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  18. I had my outfit for my daughters wedding made for me in Dubai. I didn't know what I wanted but I knew what I didn't want. After talking to the designer I collected lots of pictures (like this collar, this sleeve etc) and she came up with a design. I wanted a dress and a jacket but also a coat so I could wear the dress and coat to the outdoor ceremony in Scotland. One tailor made the dress and another the coat and jacket (as they had their own speciality). It took lots of visits to the textile souk to get the materials and I took samples back to Scotland and had a bespoke hat made in Glasgow, which incoprorated tiny bits of the dress & jacket material. I was living between the two places at the time so I was back and forward. The dress, coat and jacket fitted like a glove and cost less than if I had picked a 'mother of the bride' dress/coat off the peg.
    katie01592 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. wow, sounds amazing. Feels so good when you have something that is fitted for you properly doesn't it?

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  19. A tea cosy - not joking.
    epricetemp (at) gmail.com

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    1. hee hee I hope it is a cute one!

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  20. I've had wood boxes woodburned with my choices in designs (images from antique and vintage children's books)--I use them to hold my sewing things. I have also made lots of custom items--clothing, dolls, jewelry. I would love some custom shoes! raggiegirls (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. that's a cute idea and a nice thing to pass down in the family too.

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  21. I want the same -- a pair of custom shoes made just for me. Thank your the chance to win, the magazine sounds great. serendipity [dot] vintage [at] ymail [dot] com

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    1. yes, shoes although it would take me forever to decide on a design!

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  22. I've never had anything bespoke but if I did, it would be a perfectly fitting pair of shoes.

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