Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Craft Book Review and Giveaway: New Wings for Old Things

I'm quite excited about this book.  Not only is it a fabulous book filled with upcycled crafts and gorgeous projects, it's written by one of the Handmade Monday contributors, Eleanor Lucy Millinery AND it's been written with the aim of raising funds for a superb organisation - the Children's Air Ambulance.

The book is called New Wings for Old Things: Sew, Stick, Splatter and Salvage.  What a fabulous title!

True to its title, this book is full of projects which will inspire you to upcycle your unwanted and unloved items into something stylish and special.  It's not just inspiration - there are also step by step instructions to help you in case you get stuck.

I rather like this old picture frame converted into memo pockets.  It could hold your post in the hallway, your patterns next to your sewing machine or your small business receipts in your office.

This stag's head made from buttons is inspired!

And bunting from old maps or children's comics is such a fun and easy idea!  There are more than 20 projects to inspire you and they are all quick, easy to follow, cheap and fun to make, while creating something a little bit special.

But what's even more special is that this book has been written and published with the idea of raising funds for the Children's Air Ambulance.  I can't imagine how desperately helpless parents must feel when their child is ill enough to have to use an air ambulance - just thinking about it is a very sobering thought.  It shocked me to discover that this service receives no government funding whatsoever - it runs entirely on donations from the public.

So I think that makes your purchase of this gorgeous little book so very worthwhile, don't you?  I know there are many charities after your money and they are all worthwhile - but by purchasing this book you are getting something rather lovely back!

To buy your copy for only £5.99 (is that a good price, or what?  I've come across magazines more expensive than that!) go to directly to the Air Ambulance shopping page.  It would make a superb Christmas gift (or buy a copy for yourself and make your own Christmas gifts with the inspiration of the book!).

There's more information about the work of the Children's Air Ambulance here.

And to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment on this blog post - this giveaway is open to anyone, worldwide.  Please make sure I can contact you via your comment (if it leads me to your blog with an email address, that's perfect).

For an extra chance of winning, please share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter - let me know in the comments that you shared it.  You can use the tag #newwings

I'll pick a winner on Tuesday 22nd October.


The undomesticated scientist said...

I'm quite sure i need this in my craft libary.My smallest is obsessed with making things! fingers crossed

Christmas Pie Crafts said...

Recycling in the craft world is such a popular activity and I bet the book is ful of great ideas. I particulary like the look of the button stag.

LindaR said...

Recycling and for a good cause. How great is that?
lindame dot rumsey at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love the button stag - that's a fab idea :) Sharon Pickles

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Very clever book - looks like a good one for the inspiration shelf!

Rhona said...

Sounds like a fab book and great that the money raised goes to a very good cause.

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

These are fab projects. Ideal for quick workshops too! You can contact me via me bloggy blog :-)

Dwi Ananta said...

Makasih untuk giveawy-nya :*


Dwi Ananta said...

Terimaksih untuk giveawy-nya :*


Nikki said...

Great title and fabulous cause.

Jill Goldberg said...

This book looks like inspiration de luxe!

Unknown said...

This looks like a great book And super fun ideas with the bunting

Anonymous said...

This is lovely and very inspiring @msedollyp

Anonymous said...

tweeted as @msedollyp

Patchwork Fairy said...

Sounds a great book and a good cause too.