Thursday, 3 November 2011

my creative space . . . and a Hebridean Giveaway! :)

I'm showing a creation from a couple of weeks ago as I'm currently working on some Christmas gifts - sssshhhhhh, Top Secret!! This was a prototype version of something I thought might make nice gifts . . .

It's a little 'woollie' crochet coin purse made from a simple pattern I came across on 'Ravelry' (thanks to 'J' over at TartanKiwi for pointing me in that direction!)

I wasn't sure what to do with it once I'd finished it because I wanted to make more of them in slightly 'funkier, colourful' yarn for giving to younger family members, so I thought it might make a fun Giveaway gift, along with these other items . . .

My blog is a little oasis of calm and creativity for me at the moment, at a time when I'm unable to be as craftily productive as I'd like - so thank you for still bearing with me :) I'm hoping my Giveaway will keep me feeling connected to the crafty world while I'm working my extra office hours this month!!

If you'd like to win this little Giveaway package - (it seems to have a particular Hebridean twist, what with the sheep and the croft houses!!) just leave a comment (it's open to anyone in the world). My giveaway package seems to sum up what's currently inspiring me - crochet, embroidery, silvery bling, . . . em . . . sheep??!! (perhaps not, hehe!!) What's inspiring you in the crafty world right now? I'd love to hear your comments :)

I'll leave my Giveaway open till this time next week, 5 pm Thursday 10th November (British time). Make sure your comment enables me to contact you if you've won!

More creative peeps over this way - Byeeee :)

P.S. Apologies I've been unable to make time for much commenting myself recently - I have been reading though, honest!!! :D



15 comments:

Biba said...

Oh my goodness, the sheep button! I'm in love!!! I'm definitely in for the giveaway, fingers crossed! I shouldn't be too greedy, though, I've already won one of your lovely giveaways...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog, I love being in touch with you. Let's hope for some more crafty time for both of us soon :)!

Claire said...

Hey Alison your little coin purse is cute as......love the baaatton, hehe...... Might have to check out the pattern. I could imagine all sorts of funky little purses being whipped up.

Your little croft house is so sweet.....watching Coast they have been visiting the outer Hebrides and I love seeing these homes.

I would love to win your giveaway but I have been lucky enough to win one already so shall let others have a chance.

Maybe you could tuck a ball of wool and crochet hook into your bag and catch a bit of 'hooky time' when you are on your tea break at work..........

Cliare :}

Emma (my RED wellies) said...

Gorgeous purse. love the sheep button.
You may be a blog of calm at the mooment, I however am loving the oranges, browns and reds of the scottish autumn in the countryside. Oh and the calves in the field next to my house!
Fingers crossed for this giveaway :)
x

Fruitful Fusion said...

I love the coin purse. It's so cute. I currently inspired by autumn. I don't get all those gorgeous warm colours where I am but every time I feel a cool breeze, I think of autumn as I know it: golds, reds, browns.

tartankiwi said...

I really think that the little sheep NEEDS to come and visit his merino cousins in New Zealand, don't you!?! And as for your wee croft, its gorgeous! Love your crafty style :-)

Fiona said...

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the pattern ... could make a very useful present. The sheep button is just too cute!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely little handmade gifts. The button on your crocheted coin purse is so sweet. Have a great day. Tammy

WendyCarole said...

Love the little sheep button

june at noon said...

I love how they all coordinate. I have my fair share of Hebridean goodies already, but I wouldn't mind a few more. ;)

Suze said...

That is just so sweet and I think I am falling i love with the Hebrides.

faith76 said...

Great giveaway. Love the little sheep button!

I'm in to crochet in a big way at the moment and am learning granny squares.

Enjoy your weekend!

Leah x

Knatolee said...

Claire mentioned you on her blog, so here I am! Your work is lovely. I'm off to check out your Etsy shop!

Biba said...

Blogged about it as well, spreading the word!

Marie said...

Hi Alison,
I would love to win your giveaway!

Swirlyarts said...

How did I miss this one?? Count me in!