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New things to try…

As part of my win from Musha-Makes, I got a £10 voucher code to use in the shop. Deciding what to get was tough, but I finally decided to get myself some things I want to try to give myself another reason to try something new.

I got:


A square bag frame. I thought these would cost a lot more than this did! I now need to find a tutorial on how to use them. Do you know any good tutorials?


Washi tape. I’ve seen this used in so many different ways. Do you use it? If so, what for? Each roll is 5m long, so I should hopefully be able to make lots with each one. My particular favourites are the flower and heart tapes. I’ll probably use them in card making, after all one of my aims for 2013 is to only send handmade cards.

Finally I couldn’t resist this:


It’s a fat quarter of a pretty Tilda fabric (admittedly still in it’s packaging). I never used to buy fat quarters, but as I’ve just made something (and will blog about it soon) out of under half a fat quarter, I have discovered that this is a way to add pretty fabrics to your stash without breaking the bank, and the size allows you to make something of a reasonable size. When I ordered it I thought it would be perfect to use to make a bag using the bag frame, but I may not. We’ll have to wait and see!

I will share whatever i make with you. What would you use these for?


I’m A Winner!

On Christmas day I got a lovely email from Charlotte Searle, the brains behind anything with Musha in front. She not only wanted to wish me a Merry Christmas, but also wanted to let me know that I had won Musha Makes Christmas Giveaway. Woo Hoo!

Today I found a parcel waiting for me leaning against the front door. I will admit at this point I had forgotten what the prize(s) were, so it was all a very pleasant surprise. Apologies for the dark photos – it may be a new year, but it’s not getting lighter earlier yet!

The first thing I opened was the card. Isn’t it pretty?


A piece of paper fell out as soon as I opened the card:


£10 to spend at Charlotte’s shop – Musha Makes. I can’t quite decide what to spend it on as there is so much choice! I will let you know what I eventually choose….

Now that alone would have been a great prize, but there was more…


The cracker contained this:


I hope Charlotte doesn’t mind me using her photo of a Tomte. Mine was very, very dark. Unfortunately his nose had fallen off during his travels, but it’s already been fixed! I look forward to having him out next Christmas.

The best bit is this:


A Tilda Vintage Doll Kit. How lucky am I? Musha Makes is an official Tilda retailer. I am looking forward to making this and wish I didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow, otherwise I’d be making this! I promise that I will show it to you when made.

I can only dream of being this lucky again 🙂

I won!

I have had a few giveaways on my blog, but have never won one, until Friday. I read The Sewing Boutique’s blog as it has pretty fabric and great tutorials. The blog is a bit quieter than it used to be, but that is due to the success of the  shop.

If you love fabric you will like The Sewing Boutique shop. There are some lovely fabrics, such as this pretty Michael Miller Print, which is the favourite print of the week.


As well as all the  fabric you can also get ribbon and lots of haberdashery bits. I love how postage charges are easy to understand and are very reasonable.

So, what did I win? This lovely bundle of four coordinating fabric and two coordinating ribbons:


The picture above is the one on the giveaway blog post. The photo below is one I took under artificial light after unpacking it all.


I am a lucky lady!

The Winner is…

Wow! You seem to like the items I’m giving away to celebrate having 100 followers. The buttons seemed to get the most comments. The deadline to enter was midnight last night, so today I counted the comments and went to random. org.

Now shall I get you to count? After all 14 isn’t that big a number…

Well, let’s just say that it pays to be enthusiastic and enter by every way possible. The winner is Hannah of Hannah Ackroyd, who commented, reblogged, tweeted and likes me on facebook. If you haven’t yet I recommend looking at her blog – she is a multi-talented young lady. As well as crafting, studying at uni she is writing a novel!

I’m sure she’ll be on here to say hello soon! Congratulations Hannah!

99…100… Giveaway!

I promised a giveaway when I reached 100 followers, and now I’m there! As this is a blog about my makes, I’m giving away things you can use to make something.

You all know I’m a button fan, so how about these:


12 wooden painted flower buttons


20 cute bear head buttons


2 of both heart and star shaped plastic buttons in yellow, pink, purple and blue.

I also like beads.


A string of coloured beads


Wooden painted beads (two different colours and sizes)


Four polymer flower beads

What about ribbon?


You could have 1m of each of the ribbons above.

For those of you who like direction in what you make, how about these?


A Fizzy Moon Christmas card kit (complete with chart of course!).


The Art of Crochet Issue One


Complete with the dvd, crochet hook and some wool.

Apologies for the dark photos – I’m only home when it is dark at the moment!

So how do you win all of this?

This is a giveaway to celebrate my followers, so this is open to followers only (although I won’t say no to new followers). There are four ways you can enter (feel free to do all four!).

1. Comment below with what you would make from the goodies.

2. Write a blogpost about this giveaway and pingback (or reblog).

3. Tweet about it, including @mrsmmakes AND write a comment here to tell me you have done so

4. Like Mrs M Makes on Facebook and write a comment here to tell me you have done so (existing likers feel free to leave a comment saying you already like me!).

You have 10 days to enter this giveaway. It closes at midnight (GMT) on November 16th.

Good Luck!

The Winner Is…

I only gave you 24 hours to enter my mini giveaway, but still had 10 comments. I fired up random.org to give me a truly random number:


The winner is comment 9, which was written by Ginny of My Time Stitching, who had liked my Facebook page. Ginny, please email me your postal address and I’ll post the booklet and ribbons to you tomorrow hopefully.

I am almost at 100 followers, so I will run another giveaway then 🙂