So without further ado with the help of my super dooper assistant Isabella - the winners of the Needlecraft book are
Cross the Pond
Congratulations to the winners. I hope you like the book! If you email me your addresses I will pass them onto the lovely publishing people at DK who will then send you a copy of the book. If you are inspired to make something then please let me know so I can feature it here!
I was amazed by the amount of people who said they wanted to learn to crochet. I'm the same - its just one of those things that people seem to want to have a go at. For those of you that do already crochet or know someone who does, check out these gorgeous crochet hook rolls from egiraffe's shop on Folky.
They are absolutely gorgeous. Cath shared a stall with me at the Kite Festival and makes the most beautiful items from gorgeous fabrics. We talked about fabric during the day...A LOT!! I popped in to see Cath recently and she gave me a couple of gorgeous sewing charms I had noticed on her blog. She has now made some into lovely necklaces. Brilliant Christmas idea for any crafty friends.
Izzy and I had a bit of a crafty day today. She got a great decorate your own t shirt kit for her birthday so we decided to give it a go and Izzy came up with a great design.
I find it so hard not to interfere when making stuff with Izzy and I have to try really hard not to take over. She got a bit bored after a while and then spent 2 hours making 'silly soup'. This is basically involves filling her little wheelbarrow with water then adding mud, grass, berries, flowers and anything else she can find in the garden to make a thick soup like mixture.
I love watching this kind of play. Its so imaginative and a reminder that children really don't need expensive toys to enjoy or entertain themselves. Making silly soup has kept Izzy and Sam entertained for hours over the last week.
Finally a blogging etiquette query. Several people have asked me questions when leaving comments to posts recently. I'm never sure whether I should post the reply in the comments section as well or email them directly or leave a comment on their blog? What do other people do?