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The One Year Giveaway

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The time has come – details of the giveaway are finally here! (I just know you’ve been sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for this moment!)

My blog is about to have it’s first birthday. My intention was to announce the giveaway winner on the actual day – then I realised that I’m going away that weekend and won’t have internet access. So instead I’ll announce the winner the day before, on Friday 11th Jan. That gives you one whole week to enter.

But I’m guessing you’d like to have a look at what you could win (because who wants to enter a giveaway with a rubbish gift at the end of it?!)

The winner will receive…

…a pink egg cosy

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…a duck egg blue fabric flower brooch

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…6 red and white paper covered pegs

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…a skinny, ripply scarf

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…a jar of yummy goodies (you can choose a jar of honey roasted peanuts, malteesers, iced gems or crunchie rocks)

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There may also be one or two other little goodies that nestle themselves in amongst the shredded paper πŸ™‚

If you’d like a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me which item you would most like to win (this might give me a clue as to what other goodies to include for you!).

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April showers

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Ever since a drought was announced we’ve had a whole lot of rain. It has been properly gloomy some days and not at all nice to go out in, but perfect weather for staying in and getting creative! And it seems like I’ve had a pretty productive month.

In April I have…

… finished a baby blanket (including sewing in all those pesky ends)

… ordered more wool and started 2 more blankets

… been creative with tea towels

… celebrated Easter

… covered 100 buttons

… finally put the finishing touches to a stripy bag

… announced a giveaway

… played with buttons, books and pin boards

… made clothes for a special Bunny

… whipped up a baby hat and some tiny little slippers.

Phew, I think I need a cup of tea and a sit down after all that.

Edit: At some point soon I’ll link all these things to the original posts, but right now I need to get on with dinner because I’m out tonight teaching knitting to some friends!

Big 30 giveaway

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Good morning! Some of you may remember that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’m turning 30 soon. I’m still trying to decide if I’m more excited or scared about it, but have decided to celebrate regardless of how I feel! And part of those celebrations will include my second giveaway πŸ™‚

The winner will receive these goodies…

1 flower brooch
2 egg cosies
4 fabric napkin rings
5 fabric covered buttons
6 books and buttons pegs
12 crocheted flags of bunting

And hopefully (if I’ve added correctly!) this adds up to 30! Let’s have a closer look at some of those things.

First of all, the flower brooch – 5 layers of fabric with a cluster of beautiful buttons in the middle.

The 2 blue egg cosies will comfortably fit over both an egg and egg cup.

The front of the fabric napkin rings…

… and the back.

Five fabric covered buttons.

6 books and buttons pegs (see the post about them here).

And last but not least, 12 mini flags of crocheted bunting. Each flag is approx 1.5 inches wide and long, and the whole string measures 32 inches from end to end.

Each end has a loop and a cute little button (you could even wear it as a necklace if you felt like it!)

So there you go, a lovely little bundle of goodies all handmade by me πŸ™‚ If you would like a chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what you love most about your birthday, or if you have any special birthday traditions.

I will put all the names into my high tec hat and will draw one at random on 12th May, so you have a whole month to enter. I look forward to hearing from you!

An unexpected day

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As I’m sure anyone in the UK will have realised (if you didn’t remember you may be in trouble) yesterday was Mother’s Day.Β Β And although I’m not a mother, I got flowers!

Every year bunches of daffodils are given to all the women at church. I love this partly just because I love daffodils but also because it’s a reminder that I’m part of an amazing family there. (I must also say that my own family are also pretty amazing, just in case anyone gets the wrong idea!)

So these beautiful blooms are now gracing my bookshelves and adding a lovely springiness to the atmosphere. Lovely!

Anyway, as I was checking my diary for something I realised that I had absolutely nothing in it for the next week. This is so unusual and really quite exciting. So I made myself a little list of all the things I could do with my time.

I didn’t realise until I started listing them that I had so many unfinished projects (and these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head – there may be several more burried in boxes around the house). I also thought it’d be good to start planning some new things for the fair later this year. I know it’s not for ages yet, but I like to be organised about these things.

So I had it all planned out. Then the phone rang. At 6.55 this morning. And I ended up doing this today instead…

Not at all what I had in mind! But it ended up being a good day anyway (and I actually earned some money which is always a bonus) and I still have time for some relaxing crochet this evening.

And just to finish, I had some good news about an hour ago. You remember my procrastination last week? Well, I got the application finished and sent off yesterday and I’ve been offered an interview for next week. Let the panic begin!