Welcome to my stop on the Make and Craft Book Club Blog Tour!
In conjunction with Make and Craft and Search Press I am giving away this lovely sewing book, Love to Sew: Hanging Hearts.
Love to Sew: Hanging Hearts by Rachael Rowe, published by Search Press
RRP Price: £7.99
- 20 beautiful projects in a range of style, colours and fabrics
- Includes basic techniques and materials, and the hearts themselves are very easy to make, making this book suitable for stitchers of all abilities
- Hanging hearts are very popular and ‘on-trend’, as well as being a traditional symbol of love
To win this book just leave a comment on this post below and/or post a link on twitter linking to this post and include me @saraleighuk in the post so I can include you in the draw.
The winner will be drawn on Wednesday 10th October 2012 and the winner will be announced on this blog and contacted within 48 hours of the draw taking place.
Make & Craft Magazine
Make and Craft Magazine is a new craft magazine which is published monthly both in print and digitally. There are some great subscription offers available including 3 digital copies for £1 or 3 printed copies for £3. There's also a fab free gift for 12 or 24 UK subscriptions.
The digital subscription means that international crafters can read the magazine for no extra cost as it doesn't need to be shipped!
For further information on subscriptions and to join the Make and Craft forum go to www.makeandcraft.com
For those of you who are new to my blog, my name is Sara and I took up crafting properly at the end of last year (2011) when I realised I could make our wedding invitations for a fraction of the cost of stationers. I brought a craft magazine in December 2011 and have been hooked on crafting ever since, although I've always like making things. I live in Essex with my husband Lee and pygmy hedgehog Spike.
My favorite crafts are paper-crafts and card making, and sewing. My favorite sewing books have to be Cath Kidston's Make and Tilda's Sew Pretty Homestyle. I've not brought any crafting books about paper-crafting myself as yet but have plenty on my Christmas list!
Last Christmas I got a sewing machine, my very own first adult sewing machine! It's purple and really nice and light weight so I can get it out easily and just put it on the dining table.
I've made lots of random pieces including cafetiere cosies (the original one for my parents and then my friend at work asked me to make her one out of some Bambi material she had), washing up liquid bottle apron, door stops and a cover to go round the bottom of our hedgehogs cage to disguise all of the bits we keep under there for him.
|My lovely purple sewing machine|
|My first make on my sewing machine - a cafetiere cosy for my parents|
|My second make - a Cath Kidston washing up liquid bottle apron|
I also love baking and cooking and some of my recent cakes are shown below.
|Cookie Monster Cupcakes - made for my sisters 21st Birthday|
|Superhero Cakes - made for my Dads Birthday - my first attempt at decorating cupcakes with fondant icing|
|Our wedding cake! Made by my Mum and I. We made the cakes together (bottom fruit, middle vanilla sponge, top tier chocolate) and Mum decorated it. I have a very clever Mum!|
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. Why not check out the next stop on the Make and Craft Blog Tour by stopping off at Cooking Cakes and Children.
Update: The draw took place on Wednesday and the winner was Sue (Eviesgran)! Thanks all those for entering