I have been holding off posting for a number of reasons..., firstly as the 9th March it will be my 3rd Blogiversary, I wanted to wait till closer to the date, secondly because this is my 200th post, so it makes sense to tie the two events together, and thirdly I have been waiting on the go ahead to announce this!
Say Hello to 'Little Birds'...,
I am very pleased to say that I am part of the C&T Publishing Design Collective which is evolving and will be known by the name of 'Stash', 'Little Birds' is one of the first publications under this Imprint. As you may have guessed, it is full of projects involving birds as the common theme, and includes a talented bunch of designers including Melly & me, Abigail Brown, MummySam, Bari J and Resurrection Fern. The book is a real selection box full of delights to quilt, embroider and sew, all complied by C&T's Susanne Woods, and now available for pre-order.
My contributions, for there are indeed two, are...,
the pattern for a Peacock softie,
and a Stork mobile.
The Stork's heart even has a space to embroider a name and birthday!
Ok, now all the formalities are done, lets go back to the fact that it is almost 3 years since I began blogging, and 200
warblings posts. There have been good times (designs published, kits made, softie's sold), and bad times (broken teeth and falling asleep while sewing and headbutting my sewing machine to name just two). I pride myself on being human, there's no perfect house or perfect life here. I am the Calamity Jane of sewing.
So, to say thank you for stopping by, thank you for leaving a comment, and thank you to anyone who has ever linked to me and/or written about me, I'm going to offer a giveaway.
A commission, from me to you. In celebration of 'Little Birds' inaugural outing from the C&T nest, I will make one of the patterns for you. You choose, Peacock or Stork mobile.
Leave a comment, making sure I have some way of reaching you, between now and midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 9th March, and after then, the trusty random number generator will do it's magic and pick a winner.