Sunday, 27 December 2009

I Got You A Present!

Did Santa get you what you wanted for Christmas? I hope no one got a lump of coal, but if you did, well, coal is fairly useful.

On my part, I managed to stuff a 12 course dinner into my gut on Christmas Eve, and then spent Christmas Day working it off in a strenuous session of computerised arse-kicking, courtesy of Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Because I'm tough.

Anyway, because this is my 100th post, I've decided to give one reader a late Christmas present, to say 'Thanks' for sticking with me! I''ll be giving away a very colourful granny square bunting, handmade by me! Hang it on your walls or over your windows to brighten a dreary day, or just wear it like a scarf, as I've done in the picture below.

The bunting measures 90 inches in length (that's over 2 metres!) and is made up of 16 granny squares, so you'll have lots to go around. I've also included two loops at the ends so you can hang them on nails.

I'll also be including other goodies in the package, such as vintage postcards, a couple of scrap paper notebooks, and some little handmade notecards with envelopes. If I find any goodies from my trip to Swallow Falls next week, they'l be going in to! So, a rather large package will be winging their way to one lucky blog reader.

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is tell me your favourite thing about winter. Just leave a comment below, and you'll automatically be entered into the draw for the giveaway. I'll be picking a winner out of a hat on January 4th (eep, that's next year!) and posting the results here soon after that. I'll be happy to post internationally, so anyone can enter. If you haven't got a blog account or anything like that, just email me at: and I'll enter your name into the draw. And if you want to remain anonymous, please leave me some way of contacting you if you do win.

Remember though, you have to tell me what your favourite thing about winter is, or you won't be eligible for the giveaway. Good luck everyone, and Happy New Year!

Edit (02/01/10) - I'm extending the giveaway til 10th Januuary, as I'm fairly busy this weekend. Good luck everybody!


  1. I love the snow!! Makes everything look so clean and pure. To bad it's cold :)

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

  2. favourite thing about winter would have to be the cooking and hot food. Try a hot chocolate or baking all day in the summer and you'll be boiling in no time, but in winter its the perfect touch to a home!

    anna- perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

  3. My favorite thing about winter is that the cold days give a perfect excuse for cuddling inside with someone special.

  4. My favourite thing about winter is the lack of sweat. No llama wool coat. No wait! My cat pooped on it :( ummm my fave thing about winter is being able to wear sexy layered outfits. That my cat won't poop on.

    P.S. who do you play as in Marvel whatever it was?

    P.P.S. I had a very short dream that Charlotte and me both want you home. PRONTO!

  5. My favorite thing about winter is the weight of extra blankets on the bed when I sleep. It makes it feel all nice and cuddly to burrow underneath. *Smile*

  6. I love arrive home and feel it's hot!!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  7. Love the lack of sunlight during winter... Helps me sleep longer into the day under my comfy quilt..

  8. I love huge drapey sweaters... that's my favorite thing about winter, I'm able to wear them!
    kkondek at

  9. Congratulations on your 100th post ... what a lovely giveaway (your crochet is beautiful!).

    So, my favourite thing about winter is being able to make vast amounts of soup and serve it all week long!

    Wishing you a very happy new year!

    Liesl x

  10. Happy new year! May you have a pleasant and prosperous 2010.

  11. Ah, congrats on your 100th post!
    I think my favorite thing about winter would be winter break, seeing my family after a semester at college!
    Happy New Year!

  12. Congrats in your 100th post!, well first of all, I don't live in the USA but I'm going to say one thing I love while I was in the US, it was S-N-O-W!!!!, so lucky you have it, I lived in the US for a little while and I was able to feel and touch the snow, I never ever going to forget that!!!, when the summer comes, I just envy you're in winter there, nice, lol!

  13. Oh my GOD. I *MUST* have that crochet banner. Please let me win. I'm trying to sew some glove and sock animal friends right now but I work soooo slowly and I'll never learn to knit or crochet. So, yes, my favorite thing about winter is wrapping myself in insane amounts of knit things--scarves, blankets, gloves, sweaters, booties. And making/eating lots of hearty vegetable soups.

  14. I love rugging up in jackets and wearing boots. Sipping hot chocolate. I love the feel of a cold breeze on my face and walking in the rain =)

  15. In winter I love...a crackling fire in the fireplace, a good book and a warm cover! :)

  16. My favorite thing about winter is hot chocolate and snuggles. Yeah, I'm sappy like that. ;)

    Thank you for offering such a great giveaway! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for sure.


  17. I love the Snow, don't get to experience it much but is just is so magical and it makes me feel like a kid again!

  18. the snow....although I hate to drive in it

  19. looks like i missed the giveaway but hello anyways!

    I found your blog through etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that your blog is lovely! have a beautiful week!

    xo, Katie

  20. Hi Kate and Oli,
    sorry you missed out on the giveaway this time, but keep an eye out for more in future!
    Thanks for dropping by and saying hi!