I haven’t bought any Christmas cards this year. I plan to email most of my friends instead. But I couldn’t resist making a few cards. I think I’ll need to change the needle on my sewing machine after sewing these! I’m pleased with how they turned out; nice and simple. I hope that they’ll be appreciated! xxx
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
🎄🎄🎄 Day 2 🎄🎄🎄
You probably know just how much I love stripy sock yarn. So when I spotted that Liz, who is The Yarn Badger, was planning a Christmassy skein for Advent, I just couldn’t resist! The colourway is called ‘Christmas Lights’ and came as two 50g skeins plus a 20g mini for contrast heels and toes. Also included was a Christmas teabag, a couple of candy canes and some cute stitch markers. It’s all wound and sat in my festive Snoopy project bag from Gilly Makes ready for casting on this afternoon. xxx
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
I received a lovely Advent calendar card from one of my followers. I hadn’t got round to getting myself a traditional Advent this year (there may well be a yarn one or two 😳) so this was a lovely surprise when it arrived last week! Thank you Julie! xxx
Monday, 30 November 2020
Friday, 27 November 2020
*** Yarn skein ***
I have raided my stash and pulled out twelve different skeins of indie-dyed yarn. They come from a variety of dyers but are all lovely and colourful.
*** 10g mini skeins ***
I have wound 144 10g minis of indie-dyed yarn. There is no commercial yarn such as Opal and Regia included. You will receive a selection of balls, all individually packaged and numbered, ready to open!
*** Stitch Markers ***
Sarah from Fripperies & Bibelots created a special limited edition of Ring0's called 'Josiekitten's Jingles'. There are two each of the large, regular and small stitchmarkers and a jingle bell progress keeper. They come in a little tin and are super-cute. I wish I could keep a set for me!
*** Crafter's Balm and yet more yarn! ***
Laura from Crafter's Balm and Bumbling Yarns has donated not only a tin of her wonderful hand balm but she also dyed up two 20g skeins of yarn in a festive red and green and a cool icy blue.
*** Other treats ***
Katriona from Brocha Melts has donated some soy wax scented melts in an assortment of festive scents, Julie from Tilly Flop has donated a sachet of Soak for each box and Kate from Lana Bou has donated a goody bag containing a postcard, badge and stitch marker.
*** Some edible treats ***
Finally, there are hot chocolate shots from Gnaw Chocolate (in a variety of flavours), Vive bars from Eat Vive (again in a variety of flavours), some Yorkshire Tea teabags and a bar of Lindor chocolate. Yum yum yum!
I hope that you agree with me that these boxes are a really treat and that you'll enter the raffle to win. I'll repost the information on how to enter from my previous blog post for you.
I'm sure that you know the score by now, but I'll tell you how to enter anyway! You have a chance to win one of SIX Twelve Days of Christmas boxes for a minimum donation of £2! (There will be another SIX boxes available to win next weekend too.) Are you tempted to try your luck? Here's everything you need to know. This giveaway will run this coming Sunday 29th November, closing at 23:55. To enter, go to my JustGiving page here and buy your virtual raffle tickets by donating £2 or more. £2 gets you 2 tickets, £3 gets you 3 tickets, £5 gets you 5 tickets and so on. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning. You will need to leave your Instagram or Ravelry name, or tick the box to share your details with me when you make your donation, so that I can contact you if you are the winner. This is really important as I have no way of knowing who you are otherwise. Each week, I still get donations where no name or email is left, so if that person's number comes up in the random number generator, I have no idea who it is! All your donations go the Myositis UK to help fund research into this incurable muscle disease, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. Every single donation is important. Let's see how much we can raise this weekend! Last week was truly amazing as we passed £8,500 so £9000 is the next big milestone. I have to pinch myself sometimes that you've helped me to raise so much money. Thank you! xxx