Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My turn to win :-)

I just wanted to do a very quick post about the lovely items I won in a recent blog giveaway. I don't usually win things so having these lovelies arrive from the other side of the world was so very exciting.

The lovely Angelique from No Life Without Wife recently celebrated her 550th post with two fantastic giveaways, one for the cute Japanese craft supplies that I was lucky enough to win and another one which had a range of Blythe goodies in it.

Thank you so much for this wonderful prize Angelique - I'll be thinking up ways to use some of these very soon!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New supplies

There has been lots of crochet going on recently here at Tea Towers - and there are also piles of lovely yarn scattered about that has been bought with what was left of my Birthday money. However, due to needing to be a little secretive about a new project I'm working on I can't show you too much of what I'm making, hopefully I'll be in a position to do so soon.

This little stash of yarn (as well as a small supply of the lovely hand dyed buttons available through paper-and-string) is all part of my secret project - must get to work on that right now as the yarn is all so temptingly soft...
I'm also trying to get a last minute Birthday present made up for one of my lovely nieces who is due to turn one in a couple of weeks. I'm having a few issues with gauge on this project, but hopefully will end up with something wearable in time if I crochet nonstop until it is done.

The pattern is from the very lovely "Natural Crochet" book by Tina Barrett and is for the lovely looking 'swing coat' which looks simple and snuggly. Once I'm finished with this project I'll be able to do my next book review for you all - but until then let me just say that the patterns in here are all very adorable and hopefully I'll be able to find the time to make loads more from here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lovely sequins

Things seem to be starting to come together here in the new Tea Towers, new furniture is steadily being added, new kitchen appliances being installed (still stuck with the scary old gas oven though... hopefully will have a new one of those some time soon). My crafting has also taken off again and I'm back up to my usual crafting capacity.

Having all my craft things back out and nearby has been such a relief after 3 months of them being stowed away in storage. I've been sorting through what I have and during that time have come across a few exciting bits that I can't wait to find uses for. The sequins you see on this little bag were one of my discoveries and they match the little handbag I was making perfectly.

So now with it's added glam and straps securely fastened it can be sent off as a slightly late Birthday present for a little girl I know - I hope she likes it!

Friday, September 2, 2011

We have a winner!

Firstly - thank you to everyone who entered my little felty giveaway, it's always lovely to hear from you all!

Secondly - hello to my 3 new followers! It's fantastic to have some extra people following and I hope you enjoy reading my little crafty blog.

Now quickly on to the winner of the giveaway before monkey eats all the prizes (naughty monkey!)...

The Random Number generator gave me the following result so the lucky winner this time is TheBigMango, congratulations! I'll be sending you an email shortly to let you know you've won and once you've gotten back to me with which doughnut/cupcake you want it will be in the post to you pronto!

Sorry to all those who didn't win this time - hopefully I'll be up to 100 followers before too long and will be hosting another giveaway then.