Thursday, 23 June 2011

Bookmarking, my creative muddle . . . and a Giveaway

Sorry, some VERY poor pics of the bookmarks I was working on earlier in the week - it wasn't the best light for photography after coming home from the office job last night! They look much nicer in 'real life'!

. . . a real muddle of threads, WIPs, things ready for stuffing, but the bare bones of my craft fair stock are all in there - honest!!

. . . and finally a Giveaway! I've featured these three egg cosies on my blog last year, intending to make some more in different styles - alas they have lain unloved and untouched since then! I didn't get round to putting them on my online shop mostly as they were prototypes - the centre one is VERY much a prototype as it's the first attempt (very rudimentary sewing!), but I think that makes it a little special :)

I'm offering ALL THREE up for a Giveaway - I'll hopefully find a home for each one, so there will be three winners (does that make sense???). To win one of the egg cosies just leave a comment saying why you would like one - it's open to anyone world-wide, of course :)

I'm very happy to be giving these away as I've had such nice feedback from my blog and I very much appreciate it! I'll be coming to the end of my craft stock stockbuilding this weekend and it's been a really good exercise to get me back into full production, so this is a little celebration to mark the completion of 'Operation Craft Fair Stock'!!!

I'll keep the giveaway open until NEXT Thursday at midday (BST) - 30th June.

Sorry, I can't guarantee which egg cosy each winner will receive but please feel free to state your preference!

(Please make sure you can be contacted via your Comment eg. blog, e-mail, etc). Hope I've covered everything, I'm sure I'll have forgotten something - too late now, gotta dash - until next Thursday, Byeee!

12 comments:

ElisabethAndrée said...

I like the embroidery. Nicely done! I try myself to embroider on crochet.

Biba said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I'm in for the cupcake :)

I love the bookmarks as well, they're so pretty!

kylie said...

Cute. Cute bookmarks and egg cosies. Not sure I'd use an egg cosy as the only ones I tend to eat these days are chocolate, but you've done a lovely job.

janet said...

Hello Alison,
Please consider me entered! I have never owned an egg cozy..I think it is a british thing. However..I would love to start a trend here in America!!!!

Janet xox

Sam Findlay said...

I love the bookmarks and the egg cosies are great! I would love to win one as at the moment I use kitchen roll to keep my eggs warm (not nearly as cute as these cosies)

Alison - Belovedly said...

I'd love the little red tractor one. It'd kill two birds with one stone in our house - not that I condone killing birds! - The tractor would really appeal to my little boy who at the mo is refusing eggs, I'm sure he'd be more inclined if one was snuggled under a little red tractor! It would also remind me of my two very happy holidays spent in the Outer Hebrides as a child, visiting the Harris Tweed Mill and to the various Islander's garages to see their looms and watch them weaving, not to mention the dramatic landscape :)

june at noon said...

Good luck with the muddle-sorting!

Truthfully, I don't use egg cozies, but I think I could turn one into a very cute pincushion for my collection, if I'm allowed. ;)

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooooh the tractor, the tractor! It would make a perfect gift for a little boy I know who adores red tractors :)

Taylor Made said...

Those bookmarks are another great add to your crafty stash...I would love and egg cosy we eat lots of beautiful homegrown/laid eggs around here.

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

They are all sooo cute!

Claire said...

Hey Alison, catching up on blog posts after being on hols, I hope I've managed to enter your giveaway before the cut off time.......

Your egg cosies are cute as and I would looooove to win one. It would be so nice to have one of your lovely makes winging it's way to Oz. I do like a boiled goog and toast soldiers, in fact I've just decided what I'm having for lunch today..........if the 'girls' decide to lay an egg !!

You have been busy whipping up a storm for the market. Good luck with it, I'm sure you'll do well.

Claire :}

Seaweed and Raine said...

I think these are gorgeous! It has been a LONG time since I have had an egg in an egg cup (When I was little, and living on a farm)How good would it be to relive some of those experiences. I L-O-V-E the one in the middle, the colours, the textures of the flower, not to mention that it hails from an area of the world that I have distant kinship with :)