Thursday, December 13, 2012

All you need is love - a giveaway!

My gorgeous friend Chanie and I go waaaaaaaay back. We used to work together in a shop in Melbourne city while we were still school-girls. She was the cool girl down the back dealing with the lay-buys and I was at the front folding clothes and making sure all the hangers were facing the same way. Sometimes people even thought we were the same person. But we weren't. Obviously.

In 1999, the very same year me and my farmer boy got married and started looking for a farm to buy, Miss Chanie was the owner of her very own shop, the most fabulous shop in Melbourne, GenkiThat year Genki launched what went on to become a fashion institution, the I love tees.

Made in Melbourne from Australian cotton and illustrated by clever cookie Beci Orpin, the I love tees went on to become a range of 37 different designs. From I love beer, to I love craft, to I love animals....there's something for everyone.

For the past 13 years these tees have cost $49, but now to compete with the big wide world of online shopping and make them affordable for everyone, the I love tees will cost $25!!!!! Bargain-a-rama I say!!

Check out the whole I love range here.

Anyway, to kick off this great offer and celebrate the cutest, made in Australia, limited edition tees, let's have ourselves a bit of a giveaway.

I have five tees to giveaway. Two of the men's tees, two ladie's tees and a kiddie one (size 4-7).


Click the links and leave us a comment letting us know which tee it's going to be.
Men's, women's or kiddie's tee?
What colour?
What size?
And which design?
Oh and make sure I have a way of contacting you.

Phew, got all that?

We'll draw the giveaway early next week.

Have fun!
Keep cool!

Big love. xx


  1. Hi, very cute t-shirts. If chosen I would love an 'I love chocolate' grey boatneck , size medium.

    Thank you.

  2. I love the women's navy 'i love reading' s/s tee in size M (or genki size 2) so cute!

  3. funny, i was just listening to this!

    i LOVE love!

    i would love to win the i love cycling in navy men's medium.

    happy happy anniversary for yesterday!

    <3 x x x

  4. I love the the 'i love vodka' shirt. Perfect for picking up the kids from school, lol.

  5. I would pick the navy men's I love vodka tee in a 3!
    Love the lucky dip idea!

  6. I like the Mens medium emerald green I love cycling

  7. Cute pics Kate and cute t's too. I would love to win a mens I love dancing in Large in Navy, unless there is a green that I couldn't see. My 19 year old son would love this for festivals. It so suits his sense of humor

  8. I would pick the womens black small in rock n roll for my grandaughter.

  9. Oooh, nice! If I win, could I please have....
    a blokes tee in
    Grey Marle
    in Medium
    with the I love beer design

    Hugs, Rie

  10. Great giveaway, Kate ... I would pick the women's short sleeve in chocolate "I love nature", Size 4.
    It would be great to see one that says "I love Foxs Lane".

  11. No contest Kate - kids grey marle I love footy in size 6. My girl has an I love rock and roll and the boy has been a bit jealous all along. Plus? He really really loves footy. Always loved Genki!
    Sooz -

  12. Hi Kate,

    You know I have 3 good friends called Kate, they all have brown hair, they are all amazingly talented in the crafting and cooking department(especially crochet), and they are all quite socially and environmentally aware, and all quite fabulous.

    I have not met you, but you seem like my kind of Kate. Perhaps it's the name!

    I would love the 'I love cycling' mens size med, emerald green.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Fleur -

  13. OOh, 'I love craft' in a grey marle boat neck, size 10, were I to be so lucky. xx

  14. They are great aren't they. I would have to choose 'I love nature in grey Marle' in a men's xl because Tim would look lovey in it. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary. The photos were lovely xx

  15. Tenho neto de dois anos,então seria ( Miudo Adoro Cozinhar vermelho)


  16. My gosh, how to choose ....... I think I'd have to choose 'I love nature' in womens chocolate, size 3.

    Our dear friends and their two boys are setting off on Saturday from Perth for fourteen months of travelling in their camper trailer around this wonderful country of ours. I remember telling them last year whilst they were holidaying in Coral Bay about the same time as you guys were there .... keep an eye out for a caravan with a crocheted wheel cover and make sure you say hi!!

    Thank you X

  17. Seriously - this is gorgeous, your girls look so different in these t shirts. I love them

    Should I be lucky enough to win I would love an 'I Love Animals', womens in size 0, pink.

    Thanks Kate - you are a treasure, and I loved your description of being a shopgirl.

  18. A men's navy 'I Love Reading' size 2 would fit this canine nicely :oD

  19. Women's tee, navy, medium, i love reading.

    Congrats on thirteen years! You always look so sweet together. xK

  20. Very Genki! Thanks so much for the opportunity. I would love a woman's size - medium. I love the 'I love nature' tee in chocolate brown.

  21. Would love a hot pink, kids, I love nature one. Because what says I love nature more than hot pink???

    1. Size 5, and you can contact me via my blog :) Thanks!

  22. I love colour....happiest daughter ever! xo Lisa

  23. Mens I love Cycling in black size 2 (or green!) Cutest tees. Thanks Kate :)

  24. Kids pink I love animals for my 6 year old grand baby ....gorgeous tees :)

  25. Oh How I loved Genki..still have one of their postcards on my love.
    I'm coveting the "I love Craft..." in Marle Grey size 3...too cute!

  26. What a lovely giveaway. Think it has to be women's choc brown 'I love nature', size 3. Was just thinking this is going to tell you a huge amount about your readers and you didn't even have to ask! x

  27. Hi Kate and crew, I have my eye on the navy L I love craft tshirt.

  28. Ooh super cuteness.. Tee shirts & models!
    I'd love a navy or grey marle size 3 boatneck 'I love reading' coz I do.. Specially this here blog!

  29. Totes cute! I love the women's grey marle boat neck "I love craft" in size 4, of course! Thanks for the opportunity :) you can catch up with me at

  30. You're kidding super amazeballs.
    I would love, should I be so lucky to win a 'I Love Craft' in grey marle boatneck size 12.
    xo Jen

  31. If I get lucky and win, I would want women's I love Craft grey Marle boatneck in size 2 !

  32. Grey i love craft, size 14 would be lovely.
    Kate xx

  33. oh what lovely t-shirts! I would love "i love craft" in grey size 10-12! awesome giveway and your models are uber cute x

  34. Wow great give away!!! Would love to win one. I choose I love nature. Mens for my husband XL any color is fine If I win you pick.

  35. These are great! Put me in for a Womans Med. Pale pink "I Love Animals" Please. Thank You. A fan from Alabama, USA.

  36. Oh my goodness - adorable! I would absolutely have to choose 'I love reading' in navy children's size in the largest size there is - sz8 or sz10 child would be great. My (very tall) 7yr old bookworm would cry with happiness on receiving that, seriously! And I would blog her gratitude for all to see.

  37. Saw the photo on Instagram...cute! I would love the I Love Craft boat neck in white, medium, since I'm a crafty sewing kinda gal. I can be reached at thesoutherninstitute at gmail dot com. Thanks for the chance!

  38. These are fabulous and I love the story that goes with them..

    I Love Cycling
    Mens tee in Emerald green

    That would be perfect for my man.


  39. Hi Kate, what a great giveaway from Genki. love that they offer a boat neck style!
    Umm, chocolate, craft, reading, nature, dancing .... All good...
    I will go for the boat neck, grey, medium, ladies, in I love Craft.
    Thanks for organizing.

  40. Great giveaway!
    I'd love a womens/green/I love sleeping/medium

  41. I love your girls they are so dang adorable!!! I seriously need to get my hubby the Navy I love sleeping shirt in size4 lol..That is awesome!! :)

  42. Hello Kate thanks for the give-away. "I love craft" - white boatneck with green print (women's size 4) is my favourite. Imagine how crafty I could be wearing it!

  43. I like the men's I love nature in grey marle, in medium. for my man. You can contact me at vemvaan at gmail dot com.

  44. Great give away Kate! I Love Talking , pink, size 5, kids. Made for my chatterbox!

  45. I 've found you in little woollie's sidebar. I go for a man's in navy size medium/large I love reading. I am in France , here weather is windy and raining, brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  46. So many, all beautiful.. Sigh. Will have to nominate my daughter for the I Love Horses.. Size 9, any xx

  47. OOOOhhhh!! I want one!! I'd go with an "I love craft" grey marle boatneck, womens, size 4. Lovely giveaway! Thank you :)

  48. Fantastic T-shirts! I would love the women's chocolate "I love nature" in medium (genki size 2)

  49. Ignoring other family members who might like tee shirts I would love, love, love the boatneck grey marle I love craft (I think the I Love Reading is sold out) in size 2. Thank you Kate!

  50. What a great business, I will so be shopping there, funny, I'm a Melbourne girl but have never seen these tees before! I love nature ladies medium in green would be my pick. XxBrenda

  51. Your family is Devine. These tshirt a are gorgeous too. I would choose the I love cycling for the man I love. In large and navy. Now to cross everything xx

  52. I love to win the kid's "i love nature" chocolate size 4 for my son :D

  53. Cute t 's. my choice would be grey marle kids size 6 t "I love reading " for my daughter.

  54. I'd have to go with I love talking! Any colour or size cause it's appropriate for every member in this family!!!

  55. I think i'd get the "I love cycling" mens navy, size 4 for my gorgeous dad (who lives, breathes, eats, dreams and generally IS cycling); he'd adore this t-shirt!!

    On a side note, your friend should do a "I love my girlfriend (because she's smart, gorgeous, always right and the best thing in the world)" tshirt... That one (and a wife version) would sell in droves, I think...

  56. Hi very cute t-shirts. I would love an 'I love chocolate'. Grey boatneck, size medium.Thank you. I had tried to leave a comment earlier,but it went through as anonymous. So Iam doing it over. I hope that is ok.

  57. How cute are these shirts. Popping this down as a Christmas idea for my niece for next year (I find 13 year olds really really hard to buy for)
    I would have to say though that the 'I love dancing' Blue size 1

  58. Love love love - I would be so happy to own a "I love craft" in a grey marle boat neck size 3. I would really like an "I love red chickens" but it wasn't there :(

  59. I would love to have a mens ''i love dancing'' navy size 3!

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