I was recently lucky enough to win Jill's giveaway over at I Should Have Listened To My Mother blog. Jill was giving away 20 Crafty Makes, a booklet filled with crafty projects aimed at crafters of all levels, which has been put together in aid of Stroke Association.
I was thrilled when Violet, Jill's daughter, pulled out my name and I became the winner of the book. A parcel arrived last week, but it wasn't book shaped, and once opened, I saw that there were some other goodies included in the parcel. They were all wrapped in cute stocking design tissue paper. Very festive.
I opened the card first, a stunning poppy head design, with a lovely note from Jill inside.
The book didn't disappoint. It's filled with some great projects, and there's quite a few I'll definitely have a go at. This Sheep Button Picture designed by Sarah Foster is one of my favourites. I'm sure that even I could manage that.
I love this Cat Cushion too. This one is designed by Alexa Wigfield. I'm not a sewer, but I think I could attempt it.
There's twenty different projects in the book, and if you fancy a copy yourself, you can buy one from Folksy. All proceeds from the sale of the book with go to The Stroke Association, a worthwhile cause, I'm sure you'll agree.
Back to my parcel of goodies. Jill was extremely generous, I was only expecting the book, but look what else arrived. The second parcel I opened contained three gorgeous fat quarters tied with festive ribbon.
I love each design. I've mentioned before that I'm not a sewer, but I've been wanting to try my hand at a few things so I've been building up a small fabric stash. These will add to that stash very nicely. I can't wait to have a go at something now I've got some lovely material.
The last parcel I opened contained some of my favourite chocolates inside a pretty tin. I have a thing about tins, I love them, and this one is so festive that I need to think of something Christmassy to use it for once the chocolates have all gone. I'm having to ration myself otherwise I could easily eat them all in one go, they're so yummy.
Look at the cute little robins on the side of the tin, I just love the detail.
Thank you so much, Jill, I'm over the moon with my prize, you've been most generous, and thank you to Violet too for pulling out my name, I've been very lucky.