Sunday, 30 September 2012

Handmade Monday 86

Hello and welcome to another Handmade Monday.  I'm talking giveaways today!

Giveaway #1

I've been in secret negotiations this week!  To celebrate the 100th Handmade Monday post (we're on number 86 now) there will be quite a special giveaway on offer, with more than one prize - but one of them is, I think, a very, very special prize - especially good for people who sell (or want to sell) their art or crafts.  All the details aren't yet finalised, but you'll be the first to know when they are.

That's all you're getting for now on that one (I'm such a tease, aren't I?) but there's another giveaway coming up much sooner!

Giveaway #2

Pop back this coming Saturday (6th October) to find out how you could win this book - the Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos:

actually, this particular copy is mine - yours will be brand new 
and the irony that this is not a great photo is not lost on me!
In my defence, I've only had the book a few days...

In other news, this week, I got to interview Katharine Jewitt, whose new magazine Make and Craft is being launched very soon.  If you missed it, you can read Katharine's interview here.

What? You want more giveaways?

Oh, go on then!  While we're on the subject of giveaways and the new Make and Craft magazine, I'll share another couple with you:
  • You'll find a craft-themed giveaway every day on the Make and Craft forum at the moment - be quick though, it's only until the magazine launches on the 12th October.
  • There's a craft book giveaway on a different blog every day on the Make and Craft blog tour - today (Sunday) it's the turn of Tilly Mint Boutique - pop over tonight and find out more about the book Sarah is giving away! 

And I think that's enough giveaways for one blog post, don't you? 


 So, what else have I been doing?  I'm part way through a few projects at the moment - the papier mache/mixed media project is coming together, a hanging organiser has been kind of finished (but it's not yet hanging) and another one started...

large pockets in Summersville fabrics

mini fabric envelope will form a little pocket

and there is another project screaming out for my attention which I've barely started on.  Deadlines are looming on these - I foresee a few madly busy days ahead.

Seeing as I've blogged so much already, I'll share the projects another time.  I realise there's only so much anyone can take in from any one blog post and I feel I may have already reached overload! 

Meanwhile, it's time for you to add your link below and just enjoy Handmade Monday and all the lovely blog visiting it entails.  Time to pop the kettle on and bring that cake out from where you've been hiding it (oops, is that just me, then?)!


Anonymous said...

Oh glad I referred my readers to your blog so that I didn't repeat everything!! The new Make and Craft is very exciting isn't it?

Free Spirit Designs said...

ooooh so much excitement! i neeeeeeeeeed that book so will definitely be entering on Saturday :)

what will the prize be on the 100th HM post be i wonder.... can't wait to find out, it sounds amazing!

i will pop over and have a look at the interview with Katherine now...

looking forward to seeing more of your ongoing projects... :) x

Jam Dalory said...

I've been away from blogland for a while and now I see that you have added even more strings to your already full bow. I'm sure you must live in a parallel world where your days are twice as long as mine!! What a great giveaway, i'll be back to look at that next weekend! x

Jan said...

I like givaways, I like the look of the new magazine, I like the look of your new projects so far and I like cake, it's banana cake for me with honey butter (maple butter for hubby)

Jan :)

Planet Penny said...

Wow! You've got so much going on! I can thoroughly recommended the photography book, I'm find it a very helpful, and very understandable too!

Handbags by Helen said...

Oooohhhh, you're such a tease.....

Highland Monkey's said...

Thank you for pointing us in the right direction of the giveaways. Photos are a particular bug bear of mine!
I like that blue material in your post. Wonder what that is going to look like when finished.

Little Harriet said...

I can't believe there has been that many Handmade Mondays! Where does the time go?
The giveaways sound exciting.
I love the little houses on the fabric.

Anonymous said...

I've had the taking photos book on my wish list for ages! Thanks for the mention :-)

Martha said...

oh my goodness, you're such a busy bee! so much happening at your end. the 100th Hand-made Monday is going to be superb!

I recall I have seen this "photo" book somewhere before, probably advertised in one of the magazines.

Oh, by the way, I have bought the new Craft Seller issue :) together with the papers and wooden hearts!
Loving it! More on my blog :)

Wendy said...

Jam Dalory (Jem): I like the sound of that parallel universe, but sadly I don't live there (I think I need to!).

TillyMint (Sarah): you're welcome x

Thanks for your comments everyone - always appreciated x

Myth Illogical said...

Judging by my efforts this week I may well be in need of the photography book! The giveaway sounds both intriguing and exciting!

Unknown said...

The giveaways sound great, I think I could do with learning more about photo's. I 'll check back on Sat.
The new Make and Create magazine looks very exicting, and lots of things to get involved in :0)

Adaliza said...

You're so busy Wendy - lovely to see your makes - beautiful fabric. Time is so tight these days - once college goes back, I always need more hours in each day! Never mind - better than being bored! Thanks for giving us all the chance to show and tell.

Anonymous said...

Oh that giveaway sounds exciting! I can't wait.
I am also loving the blue and white fabric on the hanging organiser - so pretty.
Thank you for all the work you do for Handmade Monday, we all appreciate it.

Helen said...

Loads of exciting things!
Looking forward to seeing your new projects too. Off now to have a lookat this new make and craft malarky!

Susan Jones said...

What a fantastic crafter you are and yes you are such a tease. Your give away #1 sounds interesting. Giveaway #2 is right up my street as I take photos all the time (people, things I've made, flowers and everything around me) and I'm incorporating the photos on candles and pots I'm decorating. I'd love to win both of these prizes (or either if not both!)

Anonymous said...

Should I win your giveaway you can find me (Susan Jones) as @EviesGran on twitter