Hello there! Before I forget, thank you all so much for your generous words about my crochet cushion, they made me so happy. You are all lovely. I really do appreciate your support, your friendship and your kindness.
I have finally got around to organising a little Autumn giveaway for you. Some handmade goodies to say thank you for stopping by and reading and, since I have been very fortunate in other blog giveaways, I want to share the crafty love. I should say at this point that I am not a sewing professional. I can't promise that my bag will be lined, my seams straight or my stitching perfect. But they are made by me with love and I hope you like them.
First...a linen shopping bag. Not super-perfect, but the sort that you can shove at the bottom of your handbag for when your are out and about and need a bag for your groceries or library books. I made the handles nice and wide so that it is comfy on your shoulder. Grey linen with oak leaves appliqued on, a pretty bag for this time of year.
Next, a linen tea towel, decorated rather appropriately with jars of jam, as these months are full of jamming, pickling and preserving.
Lastly, a pretty little bookmark (in the same Liberty fabric as the oak leaves and jam jars, you may notice) for cosying up in an arm chair with a good book and a cup of tea, while you switch on the table lamp and watch it get dark outside. (We can dream, can't we?)
The bag and tea towel are my designs, and the bookmark is from Chloe Owen's book All Sewn Up.
To enter all you need to do is become a "follower" of this blog (how I loathe that term - it make me sound like a cult leader) if you aren't already one, and leave me a comment on this post. The giveaway is open to everyone and I will post worldwide. That's it! I will randomly select a winner in one weeks time, on Friday 28 September.
It has turned cold here and my thoughts are turning to stews and soups. The heating is on and the quilt is back on the bed. Have a lovely weekend everyone.