Hello! I am rather excited right now because I have some very lovely and gorgeous treats for you in a giveaway today. I don't say this enough: readers, I thank each and every one of you who visits my little corner of the internet for your support and your friendship. Your comments bring me much happiness, and the connections I've built with other bloggers around the world have been nothing but joyful and rewarding. Those who pop in but don't comment - I love that you do that too and I thank you for it.
So. We have Giveaway A which includes a beautiful Emily Peacock "Kiss" tapestry kit, a rather gorgeous Greengate tea towel and a little cashmerino crochet garland made by my own fair hands. I thought the colours went quite nicely together.
And in Giveaway B we have an Emily Peacock "Hug" tapestry kit, a delicious Gillian Kyle tea towel made from the nicest, softest-feeling unbleached, organic cotton, and a print with a pretty great quote by Nikki McWilliams. I agree with the sentiment and feel that, while a cup of tea and a Tunnock's Tea Cake might not solve everything, they may make it all easier to bear.
I am happy to be able to offer you these things; they are products which are very definitely "me" and things which I would gladly buy or make and want in my own home. My first ever blog post was about my own "Kiss" tapestry kit which I started when I was pregnant with Angus and, to my shame, never completed. My mum took it off my hands last year, finished it, framed it and it now looks very nice in her living room. And that is why I offer these kits these to you - I would never finish them!
Please note that the kits are exactly that - kits - and include canvas, wool thread and a colour chart. You can then make it up into a cushion or frame it when you've completed it. These kits are the smaller of the two sizes and would usually cost £54.99. Thank you Emily Peacock!
The tea towels are from the pretty marvelous online shop All Tea Towels. I have a bit of a thing about tea towels - I really love them, probably more than is normal. We have everyday ones, old ones for drying up things like the roasting tins, nice ones and then Tea Towels Which Must Never Be Used, like that really expensive one I bought in Anthropologie a few years ago, my treasured Emma Bridgewater limited edition Coronation tea towel and now this one. It's ok, John is fully trained on which tea towels are actually for use and which ones must simply hang over the oven door handle looking pretty. Whether you actually use these tea towels or just admire them is up to you of course. If you share my tea towel love then do visit All Tea Towels and have a browse.
The Nikki McWilliams print is from Chirpy, an independent lifestyle and interiors shop here in Leeds. I sort-of know Harriet, who runs it - we met about a year ago through a mutual friend and she was in the process of setting up Chirpy then. It's been open for nearly a year now and it's a triumph, a treasure trove of beautifully selected and displayed products by independent local and UK designers and craftspeople...if you are at all near Leeds, do pop in. Thank you Harriet!
If you'd like to enter, then please:
1. Become a follower of this blog, either through bloglovin' or Google Friend Connect or Feedly, or by signing up for an email alert - whichever is your preference. If you've already done one of these, just let me know in the comment.
2. Tell me whether you would prefer Giveaway A or B in your comment.
That's it. The giveaway will close a week today, on 8th October at midnight and I'll announce the winner shortly after. Good luck!
Edited to add: This giveaway is open to international readers too.
EDITED TO ADD:
This giveaway is now closed.
Many thanks for all your comments.
I'll announce a winner in the next couple of days.