When I signed up for the Social Media Secret Santa I had no idea who my gift giver would be. Obviously, it’s a SECRET. Derr. But when my gift arrived {pictured below. It’s mine, ALL mine}. I knew in a moment that I had someone who read my blog, there were too many stripes for them not to have dropped by once or twice. I was excited. Would it be someone I knew, or a new friend in the making.

Turns out it was the later. Gillian from Brisbane’s Tessie Design Company was my Secret Santa. Since then we have met up at the last Hello Blogger Events meet up in Brisbane. She’s charming. I think you’d love her. And best of all. We got to tweeting and decided that I should host a give away for her. Since I loved my pressies so much. Gillian put a pack together and here we are. Check out the goodies and how to enter below.


My pressie. NOT up for grabs. Sorry. Be jealous. It’s ok.

Gillian modelling the fab prizes! Messenger bag left, mini bag right.


‘Emma’ Messenger Bag

Emma’s cute portrait was hand drawn and designed by Gillian James and printed for Tessie Design Company by spoonflower.com. Emma also features bright spots and cute reclaimed upholstery fabric. This bag was hand sewn in a pet and smoke free environment. Bag body dimensions: 60cm x 64 cm. Polypropelene Strap length: 40cm. Price: $50

‘Billie’ Mini Bag

Billie’s cute pin-up portrait was hand drawn and designed by Gillian James and printed for Tessie Design Company by spoonflower.com. Tessie Mini Bags feature a polypropylene strap and are perfect for walking, carrying your mobile phone or your passport! This bag was hand sewn in a pet and smoke free environment. Bag body dimensions: 13.5cm x 16.5cm. Price $15

Mr Green Owl
Super cute hand stitched felt owl! Mr Green is a great collectible or a sweet friend to cuddle. 20cm x 12cm Price: $10


To enter please visit the Tessie Design Company Etsy store via their facebook page {you could ‘Like’ it while you’re there} and come back and tell me what’s your favourite item and WHO would you buy it for? The answer that makes us go naaaaaaw in the Suger household will be judged the winner. You have until Wednesday 22nd February at 7pm to enter. I will announce the winner shortly afterwards. The winner will have 2 weeks to respond to the post to claim their prize.

  • I love Gillian’s designs! I’ve been lusting over so much but the mister has put me on a bag ban, actually I’m usually on a buying ban 🙁

    I would buy the Pinky Tuscadero monkey for sesame, so cute yet funky and unique 🙂

    • Couldn’t agree more! Thinking I need to grab some monkeys for the new additions in the family this year.

  • Rebecca Hoffman

    Emma’s messenger bag is cute my daughter would go crazy over it, she’s a very different and uniquely spirited young lady and would suit her to a tea! Well done!!

    • It’s gorgeous, right!? Good luck. To you and your daughter. 🙂

  • Beck @ Rambling Mummy

    So hard to pick.
    It would have to be The Monkey Names Swarley for my son. One because he is MONKEY mad and The name swarely gives me a good giggle!
    For me I would have to get the Billie messenger bag!

  • Jo

    All the purple ones! And I’d get them for myself. I’m selfish like that.

  • Yvette Pointon

    Oh very hard to choose!! Actually I have found the perfect gift for my sister as a thank you present for being my photographer at my wedding in March!
    The Owl Camera Pouch!
    I noticed the other day her small camera case is so tatty that I thought it was a rag!
    It has been placed on the list as presents to buy as a thank you!

    Thanks Melissa for introducing us to such a fabulous mother/daughter store!! Very unique!

    • You are SO welcome. And this is a great idea as a thank you gift. Personal and one of a kind.

      Good luck! xo

  • Danielle

    I would pick the blonde crow girl bag and I would buy it for my daugther Effie. Because she’s such a spunky little thing and I’m not cool enough for her any more AND I kinda owe her because she morning she wanted to ride to school and she wanted to borrow my helmet because her barbie helmet isn’t cool any more..but i kinda needed my helmet and the barbie one wouldn’t fit on my head so I made her wear it! Tweens!!

    AND George the owl needs to come and live at my house because he would sit on my desk and keep me company as I work each day or pretend not to work.

    • Naaaw, poor Effie! Get that girl a new helmet, for the sake of her street cred. PLEASE! Great entry, my friend. Good luck. xo

  • This give away is now closed. Please visit Tessie Design Company for more products or details of upcoming give aways.

  • Beck @ Rambling Mummy

    Have your drawn this already Suger and I just missed it 🙂

    • Err, no! Sorry. I need to sit down and read all the entries again. I’ll announce it on facebook tonight.