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Yarn Giveaway from Countess Ablaze (and a winner)

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Hooray – it’s giveaway time again!

This week I’d like to introduce you to Countess Ablaze – the adorable Etsy shop stocking tons of beautifully hand-dyed yarns in an array of colours. There is a huge selection in the store, which is based in Manchester, UK and the lovely Lynsey has kindly offered one lucky winner the chance to choose any skein from her store as a fantastic prize!

I am the lucky owner of some of the iron oxide lace yarn:

And I intend to knit a scarf with it, I will let you know how my progress is going with that soon!

Here are some of the other beautiful yarns currently available in her store:

For yoru chance to win,


  • leave a comment below.
  • share this giveaway on the web (blog post, twitter, facebook etc) and let me know that you have done so.
  • ‘like’ my facebook page (over there at the top on the right) and let me know that you have done so.

(or do all 3 for 3 chances to win!)

The winner will be drawn on 18th March – good luck everyone! xx

And for the winner of the Chunky Bunting giveaway I have used to select a winner………………..

Congratulations Carrie.W!!

(PS. I have been flagging a bit on the creative front this week – I have just been knitting squares for the Aids orphans in South Africa but head over to 1st Unique Gifts to catch up on what the others are doing!) x


Handmade doll and felt food swap

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Do you remember a while I go I did a post about a swap I was going to be doing with Laura from Under Rainbows? In November I noticed that Laura ‘liked’ some of the felt fruit and veg in my Etsy store, so I contacted her and thanked her and had a look at her shop too and noticed that she made the most beautiful Waldorf dolls, I left a note saying I would like one some day for ‘T’ though couldn’t afford one at the moment and then she wrote back with the fantastic idea of doing a swap. I was delighted!!!

I quickly got to work making the food for Laura’s children for their Christmas present. I made:

  • a fish
  • a pumpkin
  • a carrot
  • 2 x mushrooms
  • 2 x strawberries
  • a pepper
  • an onion
  • an apple half
  • an egg
  • a lemon
  • an apple
  • a tomato
  • a turnip

to swap with THIS beautiful doll! :

I am SO pleased wih her, I cannot wait to give her to ‘T’ for her Birthday at the end of March – I think she fits in well at home don’t you?! Laura was so kind as she even made an extra dress out of the same material that I made ‘T”s first Birthday dress from as well as her little dungarees, blouse, knitted cardigan, hat and socks.

It has been so nice to take part in this swap, it feels much nicer to trade in this way and to really make something and think of other children opening them on Christmas day – has anyone else taken part in a swap? Oh and we need a name for dolly too – so if anyone has any names then do let me know!

Thank-you Laura for your amazing talent and for making such a beautiful dolly, it will be treasured, looked after and cared for for years to come. x

(PS – I’m hosting 2 x FAB giveaways at the moment – the one here is to win some adorable Japanese fabric and the other one here is to win some Japanese craft books of your choice!)

……………and of course, don’t forget to head over to another week of ‘Handmade Monday’ over at 1st Unique Gifts xx

GIVEAWAY!: Miss Matatabi Japanese Fabric

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The lovely Frances at Miss Matatabi has kindly offered to giveaway 3 prizes for this fantastic giveaway so there are loads of chances to win! Miss Matatabi is a lovely shop based just outside Tokyo in Japan selling adorable printed Japanese fabrics.

Frances is kindly giving away 3 prizes, the first prize will be:

Kokka Japanese Fabric Melody Miller Ruby Star Spring – Bee Tomato Vine – 1 yard (see image below):

The second prize will be:

Kokka Heather Ross Far Far Away III Girls with Horses Japanese Fabric – grey – 1 yard (see image below)

The third prize will be:

Kokka Yoshie Miriporun Sunny Farm Japanese Fabric – orange, white – 1 yard (see image below.

You have 3 chances to win one of these adorable pieces of fabric, to enter:

  • leave a comment below.
  • share this giveaway on the web (blog post, twitter, facebook etc) and let me know that you have done so.
  • ‘like’ my facebook page (over there at the top on the right) and let me know that you have done so.

The 3 winners will be picked by using at the end of the month.

Good luck!


Introducing Sponsor: ‘Miss Matatabi’

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I’m so excited to welcome my new sponsor!

I have a bit of a fascination with Japan, Geishas, the history, the fabrics, the language….. anything! So I’m very pleased to be able to introduce to you ‘Miss Matatabi’

Miss Matatabi is a little fabric store near Tokyo specializing in modern Japanese fabrics and trims. They have a great range of Nani IRO and kawaii fabrics. The little button is down there on the right.

Here are some of the many gorgeous fabrics currently in store:

I’ll be launching a great giveaway soon as Frances will be kindly offering a great prize, more on that soon, but for now why not take a peek at her beautiful store here

Or pop over to her facebook page here

GIVEAWAY! : ‘Sew Sweet Patterns’

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We have on offer today a giveaway from ‘Sew Sweet Patterns’

It’s such an adorable shop with loads of sweet outfits, dresses, tops, dolly clothes and more and today I am offering to giveaway a 3 pack of patterns!

They are really simple and easy to follow patterns – all you have to do is print them, stick them together and cut them out, no measuring required!

Here are some of the adorable patterns available in the Etsy shop:

3 easy ways to enter:

1 – leave a comment below

2 – ‘like’ my facebook page (over there on the right) and let me know you have done so

3 – choose a pattern from ‘Sew Sweet Patterns’ and let me know your favourite in the comments section below.

The winner will be drawn during the 2nd week of December so a nice little Christmas treat!! The patterns will be emailed over you.


A crafty week

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I’ve been busy adding some more goodies to my Etsy store this week. I’ve made a donut, a couple of fish and a lollipop. I used a different type of felt for the lollipop though I much prefer working with the 100% wool felt. I also finally finished off a little tunic too and thought I would add a dress to the collection. I finished it ages ago and I have spent months deciding if I should list it on Etsy or dress my girl in it. Judging by the amount of hardly worn pinafores that my little girl already has I decided it best to list it in my store! :

Have you entered in the giveaway yet? NO?? Make sure you do! – You have a chance to get your hands on a great trio of cleaning priducts from Natural and Clean – click here for the giveaway………there’s nothing to lose!

And head over to ‘Handmade Monday’ too to catch up with some more crafty bloggers.

I’ve got a few patterns here for some other things too – I think I’m going to start on a super sweet pair of baby shoes next. Hope you’ve all had a good week too!

WINNER! : Bubba Boom ‘Rockin Robin T-shirt’

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I have used to randomly generate a winner for the adorable little Bubba Boom Baby ‘Rockin robin Christmas T-shirt and the winner is ‘domestic diva!’

Don’t forget to head over to take a look at the other gorgeous T-shirts and goodies they have for sale……….

Here are  just a few of the adorable designs they have (plus the are all made of super soft great quality fair trade organic cotton) ……………