Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A bit of a giveaway/competition....

Hello everyone!

To mark the end of the holidays I thought I would come up with a little competion/giveaway for my lovely readers!  A few months ago I was lucky enough to visit one of my favourite countries....ah, but which one?

The blogger to correctly name the country of my visit (photos below) will win one of my handmade lavendar hearts in a colour of your choice! And a couple of other surprise goodies!

Rules (such as they are):
  • you must be a follower of this blog
  • Deadline for entries - midnight on 5th September
  • If more than one blogger names the country correctly, the names will go into the hat (or similar recepticle) and my trusty helper (aka my daughter!) will draw the winner
Clue - its not in Europe.....and thats it!! Simples!!

OK, here goes with the picture clues:

Well, where in the world is it?!

Have fun, and good luck!


Monday, 29 August 2011

My first ever giveaway win!!


Recently I was lucky enough to win my first ever giveaway, organised by the the lovely KC's Court!  Oh boy, was I excited!  And the prize?  Well, take a look:

A Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book!  I was out of the county at the time of The Wedding so this is a lovely souveneir!

But, in true bloggy kindness-style, not only did I receive the book - included was some yummy yarn as well:

This yarn is so lovely and soft I just have to keep picking it up and handling it!

However, this is not the end of the my regular readers will know I have been under the weather this summer, so my bestest friend Sue got involved, and to cut a long story short, the parcel was sent to her as she knew I wasnt reading blogs at that time so would not have known that I had won! 

Thank you so much Julie for this lovely giveaway - and for taking the time to sort it out for me, and of course big thanks as well to Sue for sorting me out once again!

Just got to love blogging!


Saturday, 27 August 2011

Magic Ball Swap

Hi everyone!

I have been involved in so many swaps over the summer, its been lovely!

I was paired up with Leah at Faith76.

Just look what greeted my eyes when I opened the package, love the knitted corsage:

Delicious edible treats:

Super knitting supplies:

Then I had to call my daughter (who loves swaps as much as I do!) to start unwinding the ball!

So here we go - yummy smellies:

Jewellery and keyring:

Lots of sewing supplies and ribbons:

More wool and ribbon:

Just look at these swish gardening gloves, I really will feel glamorous when planting up the daffodil bulbs:

This handpainted silk bag contains yummy potpourri:

And I was so delighted to receive this hand-knitted heart (smells of heavenly lavendar):

And here is everything together - isnt it amazing?

I feel so lucky Leah to have had you as my swap partner, thanks so so much for everything, you have spoilt me rotten!!

Here is what I sent:

Hope you liked it!


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Fabric swap

Morning all!

Still catching up with everything since my enforced break from blogging - so here we are with the super fabric swap items I received from the lovely Jules at Teapot Cottage!

Look at the care she took over wrapping the goodies she sent to me:

And my goodness the contents were awesome!  Look at this lovely wooden heart:

These yummy ribbons will be put to good use I can assure you:

The fabric is absolutely super:

And how lucky am I?  Not just one fabric bundle, but two:

And just look at these buttons:

And all topped off with this beautiful card:

This is what I sent to my lovely swap partner:

Jules, I hope you liked my parcel as much as I loved yours- thanks so much for being such a lovely (and patient!) swap partner!


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Belated Moonstruck giveaway

Hi everyone!

After a considerable delay, I finally got to draw the winner of my first ever giveaway.

The winner is:

Leah at Faith76 - Congratulations!

This will be on its way to you asap!

Will  be running another giveaway in the autumn hopefully so watch this space!

Many thanks to all of you who joined in!


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Charity swap made me Bee Happy!!

Hi everyone, hope your week is going well.

A few weeks ago I received my charity swap parcel from the lovely Bee Happy...

Dont you just love love lurve the decorative tape - I wonder where she got it?  I really need to know...

And once I could bring myself rip open the tape what goodies awaited me? Bee-lightful hearts:

Bee-autiful charms and jewellery:

 The notebook, card and bag are the bee's knees:

This is what I sent to my lovely swap partner:

Hope you liked the Bee theme!

Thanks so much for bee-ing such a lovely swap partner!
Well, I must buzz off as I hive things to do!


PS sorry for all the dreadful puns!!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

slowly getting there.....

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying the summer.

Seems ages since I was here - almost a whole moon ago.....

Im slowly getting back to normal after my run-in with The Dreaded Shingles, but it is taking a lot longer than I would like (me being quite an impatient person).

I have been truly blessed with all the good wishes and treats via swaps and giveaways from the lovely folks in blogland, and will be posting about these soon - thanks so much to all of you!

In the meantime I have been doing a few crafty things (just did not have the energy to then sit at the laptop and post about them, poor old thing that I am!!) these are some of my most recent makes:

I have sooooo loved making these - each heart represents a different phase of the moon. 

I made a lot of them, with many just displaying the crescent moon - these all went out as gifts:

The night sky fabric was a purchase from a patchwork shop called Heirs and Graces in Darley Dale, I bought it ages ago, just perfect for this project

Hope you all have a super Saturday, whatever it is you are doing!