Before announcing the winner of my Valentine Bunnies giveaway, I’d like to thank everybody who entered. The weather here has been so grey and stormy, but I’ve felt so cheerful reading all your lovely comments and dreaming of warmer days to come ….
Rather like my naughty Miss Daisy – seen here snoring gently after a morning’s play with her best friend Lionel. I’m sorry I don’t have a prize for everyone – I so much wish I did. But after working the random number generator I’m pleased to announce the winner is comment number 3 – that’s Kathleen Robertson. Well done Kathleen and as soon as you send me your postal details your prize will be on its way to you! There’s still a chance to win my completed Valentine Bunnies stitchery over on my Facebook page though …..
Just CLICK HERE to pop across and enter.
And finally a quick peek at another project coming in the March issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine
Hope you like it!
Phew … the February issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine has been now sent out to everyone (if you are a subscriber and haven’t seen your copy in your in-box please be sure to contact me soonest so I can make sure you receive it safely).
The description for the February issue in my store says that it ”celebrates the earliest signs of spring, with projects for Valentine’s Day and some Easter bunnies too”. Which is completely true. However …. even as I was typing this, I was thinking to myself, ”Why should bunnies be limited to Easter? What about some Valentine’s bunnies too?” And so I have adapted the bunny template from this month’s magazine to create a giveaway for you….
A chance to win two adorable little patchwork bunnies applied to a vintage cotton panel surrounded by a sweet spring blossom garland printed ready for you to stitch, with space below the bunnies for you to stitch names or any text you choose. The finished garland is about 6 1/2″ in diameter. And … as well as the panel itself, I’m delighted to be able to include two cute thread bobbins generously donated by the lovely Sandy from her wonderfully named Etsy shop “Giggle Snort Society!” Please do pop over and take a look at her selection of designs – they’re pretty and practical too!
To enter my Valentine bunny giveaway please leave a comment below and – just for fun – please tell me your favourite sign of spring! The giveaway will close at 12 midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 5th February and I’m so looking forward to reading your comments!
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!)
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