I haven’t had a giveaway here on my blog for quite a while so I think it’s time to put that right! But before I tell you what it’s all about, I really must show you a picture… In my last post I mentioned the problems of effective time management when living with two furry friends who feel that my life should be spent giving them everything they want. In Daisy’s case this means playing and lots of walks. She has developed a habit of sitting next to the table as I work and if I ignore her then she begins to stare – very hard indeed!
It’s very hard to concentrate when she’s doing this, which of course is the whole point! ”Work not going too well Mum? Let’s go for a walk instead, or perhaps a nice game of tug-o-war will help refresh your brain.” Little monster!
But back to my giveaway….. I’m a bit of a Strictly Come Dancing fan (how dare they eliminate Ben?!?), and my Saturday evenings are filled with tinsel and twirling – on the TV that is – not me! So I thought it would be nice to include a Strictly-inspired pattern in the next issue of the Bustle & Sew e-Magazine. And here are Fred and Ginger, the two little ballroom dancing rats, seen above in profile, and below in all their glory ….
The giveaway is your chance to win a Fred or Ginger kit (your choice) that contains everything you need to make your very own little dancing ratty! They’re quite large – about 12″ from ears to toes with moveable joints – buttons and strong threads and lovely button noses.
To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and, just for fun (not essential), suggest a fun caption for the picture of Fred and Ginger above. The winner will be chosen by random selection. The giveaway will close on Thursday 12 December and winner will be announced the following week. I will post your Fred (or Ginger) kit anywhere in the world – and hopefully it will be with you before Christmas!
Good luck everyone!
The December 2013 issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine is out this week and it’s stuffed with Christmas projects! Fun designs that give great results and don’t take forever – after all this is a very busy time of year!
If you’re on Facebook and would like a chance to win the little red reindeer from this month’s issue (sooo Christmassy) just pop on over to my page to enter the giveaway. And if you’d like to make your own reindeer, you’ll find the pattern on page 30 of the December issue – still just $5.50 when you subscribe in 2013.
(So sorry, but the price will have to rise for new subscribers in January. Existing subscribers please don’t worry, your price will remain the same forever – no price rises ever – I promise!)
To learn more and subscribe please CLICK HERE
Could you give little Holly a home this Christmas? Keep an eye on my Facebook page to find out how.
Before I get to the nice part of this post, I must begin with an apology …. I have been poorly in bed for the last few days with a particularly vicious tummy bug that has completely wiped me out. Today is the first time I’ve switched on my laptop since Saturday, and even as I type it’s still downloading lots and LOTS of emails. So if you’ve emailed me and haven’t received a response yet – then I’m really sorry and I’ll try and get back to you as quickly as I can.
Meanwhile, having been under the weather for a few days – and the weather here has been very grey and rainy – I feel as though I need cheering up, so I thought I’d release my 2014 Bustle & Sew calendar – stuffed with lovely colourful images and guaranteed to make you smile. I know it’s a bit early for 2014 calendars, and I was planning to save it until at least the end of the month, but (pause for drum roll) here it is now!!
Inside there’s a page for each month featuring some of my favourite projects – and the newfies make an appearance too! The back cover shows all 12 months – great for planning ahead.
It’s available as a free pdf file in a choice of A4 or Letter size – so no matter where you live you’ll be able to quickly and easily download and print your calendar. I’m happy for you to share this calendar as much as you like – it’s completely free for you from me and I hope you’ll like it.
For your free calendar, just
CLICK HERE to download the A4 version and
CLICK HERE to download the Letter version.