Friday, 15 March 2013

'Spring' Giveaway!

Hello friends...
I'm back again already!
How are you....have you had a good week?
I think we're all ready for the arrival of spring if you live in our corner.
It's been extremely chilly and windy again here after our short burst of lovely sunshine!
Yesterday morning I decided to have a good search to find 
some treats in the magic cupboard for our 'Spring' Giveaway
(Just to remind us that it really is almost upon us!)
I found all kinds of treasures to put together for our draw....
It really is amazing what you can forget you ever had in the first place, don't you think?
A lovely day was had making lavender hearts, a pretty drawstring bag and cover buttons 
using my Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley fabrics.
The little duck egg heart is machine embroidered onto a small piece of organic linen 
and I've frayed the edges which I think gives it a lovely soft and pretty look
(there are always hearts around the tearoom so I had to include one!)
It's decorated with some vintage buttons from my precious old button tin
which was given to me by Mr.H's wonderful grandma.
The ribbon is East of India in pale rose gingham
and has been threaded double for easy closing

I also spent the afternoon with Scary Mary, my overlocker
and so all the seams should stay neat and tidy
(We're very slowly starting to get along...
well, I'm determined to make a friend of her!)
I should add too that Miss C.K's fabrics stay amazingly fresh
and bright and develop a lovely soft and shabby feel over time...a great investment.
There are also 3 balls of the gorgeous organic yarn
'Debbie Bliss Eco Baby'
in the shades above for the knitting and crochet sisters
(or you may have other uses for it!)
~ ♥ ~
Are you ready for the Giveaway?
All are cellophane wrapped waiting for their new owner
...a treat for you, a gift for a friend or maybe you'd like to
donate them for your favourite fundraising cause
If you'd like to enter the draw all you need to do is.....

(I think the inside border is Tilda fabric but I'm not sure may recognise it?)
Just add a comment in the box below
and if you are a  blog follower you will be added into our hat  twice
as a special thank you as I really do appreciate it.
(If you could add this as a second comment it will make the counting up much easier!)
and that's all you need to do!
The draw is open worldwide wherever you may be
and the winner will be chosen using the trusty
Random Number Generator
~ ♥ ~

~More News~ 

A few days ago Sara, Deputy Editor of
contacted me asking if I would help to spread the word about their new 
online CROCHET CLUB which I'm very happy to do!
This is a great opportunity to learn how to crochet whilst raising funds for 
MENCAP the learning disability charity whose amazing work you can see more of  here
They have joined forces with ROWAN who have designed 2 exclusive
'Granny Square' patterns using 100% wool in pretty spring colourways
and these are available to download FREE through the link here 
along with a 'How to Crochet' guide.
All the finished 'Granny Squares' will be designed into gorgeous accessories
and auctioned for this wonderful charity.
Share pics of your finished squares on their Facebook Page
and if you are in the area of WOOL HOUSE today (15th March)
Country Homes and Interiors are running a free drop-in workshop
It sounds like such great fun!
(Just click on the links if you'd like to find out more)

Good Luck in the Giveaway 
and with your lovely 
Granny Squares!
~ ♥ ~
Wishing you 
a happy, crafty weekend


  1. I am a blog follower...
    /Linda in Sweden

  2. Hi Susan! I just discover your blog and found a giveaway! Lucky me! Nice to "meet" you:)
    Your 900th tearoom friend from Greece!

  3. Stumbled across your beautiful site and joined. Please add me to your giveaway.

    Mary in Ky - USA

  4. Just started following you today. Please add me to the list.

  5. Beautiful site! Please add me to the giveaway.

  6. Ooh, forgot to add a second comment! :) Good morning!

  7. Greetings from Austin, Texas. Spring has me wanting to knit yet another lovely rabbit. Cheers to All, Virginia (you'll remember me by the teaparty held over skype with my UK friend)

  8. I am a blissful follower here and on Facebook! Such a lovely giveaway. Thank-you!

  9. Hi Susan, What lovely give aways, please include me they are so pretty soft pastel colours. Fingers crossed.

    Regards Jackie

  10. Beautiful. Please include me in the giveaway.

  11. Love your work Susan, and my daughter loves her Blue Bell. Thank you for all you do!

  12. Oh my gosh this is just divine, what a wonderful giveaway. Just found your site from bloghopping and it is wonderful :)

  13. I am now a follower of your blog too! :)

  14. Please include me in your giveaway.I have been following you for several years!!

  15. Aaah how I miss spring here in Thailand - here it's hot hot hot! I love the colours you've chosen - beautiful

  16. Aaah spring- how I miss that here in Thailand where it's hot hot hot! You've chosen such lovely colours - beautiful! please include me in your giveaway....

  17. I also follow your blog

  18. An absolutely gorgeous giveaway I would like to be counted please. I really enjoy browsing your blog, so many pretty items. I would use the Debbie Bliss yarn to make some Kumihimo braids, my most recent craft addiction!

  19. I am a recent follower of your blog.

  20. Lovely, I'm new to the blog and enjoying myself immensely! Please add me, thanks!

  21. On a cold snowy Sunday morning I followed the blog trail and ta da-I found you. Winning all these goodies would truly be 'WHOOP!' Making but I'm feeling rather jolly already. Now off for a real nosie around!

  22. I would live to win such pretty things! The drawstring bag is gorgeous. Xx

  23. I meant to say love not live! I'm also a blog follower xx

  24. Beautiful giveaway! Many gorgeous things, perhaps helpful in creating a mischievous bunny I know!

  25. I'm a follower! On Google Reader for now! Just heard it won't be around for long though! How sad!

  26. I follow your blog!Thank you for your Giveaway.

  27. What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you for this chance to win!
    Have a good week!

  28. I'm a follower of this lovely blog. I bought some your patterns and working on them. I like it so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ♥♥♥

  29. You always do such lovely giveaways!

  30. Lovely Spring Giveaway!
    I am a follower. Count me in!


  31. Complimenti per i tuoi bellissimi lavoretti. Li adoro.
    Mi sono unita ai tuoi lettori. Se ti fa piacere, vieni a trovarmi.
    Ciao da Lorena di

  32. Complimenti per i tuoi bellissimi lavoretti. Li adoro.
    Mi sono unita ai tuoi lettori. Se ti fa piacere, vieni a trovarmi.
    Ciao da Lorena di

  33. Yes, please xxx I am a follower too !

  34. thank you for this chance. happy Easter. hugs

  35. Happy to be a new follower! Sharing your beautiful creations

  36. Happy to be a new follower! Sharing your beautiful creations

  37. Ananymous - What a wonderful giveaway. Just found this website and will be a regular visiter. I will be having a look at the Crochet club for info for my daughter who has just recently started crocheting.
    Please include me in the draw, there sounds to be lots in there. Helen.

  38. First time on your blog it definatly wont be my last what lovely giveaways thank-youfor the chance to enter


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