I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent recently, both in blogging and in reading and commenting on other people’s blogs. I have been busy working, mainly re-stocking the shop but also making some things for myself (clothing, for a change), curtains for my sister and trying to get the garden in order for the coming year.
I’ve just had the most wonderful weekend, being spoilt rotten in anticipation of my Birthday (I turn the big 4-O soon) and it appears I’m stretching the celebrations out over 4 weekends (I should stress that I don’t normally do anything for my Birthday, so this is quite unusual for me) and to top off the perfect weekend, the new Country Living arrived where I’ve made it onto the hallowed Emporium pages – hurrah!
I did know in advance, and it’s partly why I’ve been so busy re-stocking the shop and making sure everything is in order but it’s still most exciting to see my little mouse cosy hanging out in such a great company in one of my favourite magazines. I’ve been lucky to get quite a bit of magazine coverage over the past few years but I’ll confess Country Living takes top spot, I’ve been a subscriber for many years, as are most of the female members of my family so it has made me very happy indeed.
Right, in celebration of both my Birthday and being famous 😉 I thought it was time for a giveaway. I’m sorry to notice I haven’t done one for a while, I had a couple planned over Christmas but with all the illness and accidents in this household it was one of the balls that got dropped.
On this occasion I’m giving away one of the new flower brooches, it has a slightly wonky back (ie I didn’t center the brooch pin very well),
and a pink tweed bunny purse, which has a slightly sticky zip (due to my putting it in fractionally unevenly). Although both have these slight faults they are perfectly useable and in very good order or I wouldn’t offer them up for a giveaway .Both will go together to one person and you can live anywhere in the world, just leave a comment on this post (nothing special, just say ‘hi’) and I’ll pick out a name on Saturday 17th March.
That’s all, nice and easy and please remember I can’t reply to comments as it alters the numbers.
That’s it for today. I have loads of half written posts and piles of half sewn projects I need to crack on with, I am feeling quite relaxed though and taking things at a comfortable pace so I hope to have more time for blogging over the coming weeks. Good luck with the giveaway 🙂