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This Months Giveaway – Win a Handmade Linen Kitten Called Bertha!

win this handmade linen cat in the april giveaway

First things first, a brief announcement: The winner of the March Giveaway was Jenni Vento, who has been notified and may have received her prize of a hand made bunny brooch and purse already! A massive thank you to everyone who joined in. I loved reading about your favourite useful sayings. Some really great suggestions!

Well the dust has barely settled and it’s time for another giveaway!


A handmade linen kitten called Bertha. She is a one-of-a-kind creature made from a vintage linen table napkin, with hand stitched features. She is four and three quarter inches (12cm ) tall to the tips of her ears, which is just perfect for fitting in your pocket, if you want a cute buddy with you all day long!

This month I’m combining my giveaway with some market research about what kind of features you’d like to see more of here on my blog. Again, I’m using rafflecopter, which automates the whole process. To enter, you need to sign into sign into the Rafflecopter.com widget below – you can enter a number of different ways by completing different tasks. Each task has a different number of entries associated with it!


This giveaway is only open to United Kingdom residents, over the age of 18. (Full terms and conditions are listed in the widget below)


The winner will be chosen at random from all the entries at the end of the month. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And the winner is…

embroidery threads

Just to let you know that winner of my February Giveaway has now been chosen at random by the magic rafflecopter.com machine. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer – the winner is Jo, who has been notified & will receive her goodies shortly.

I’m so grateful to everyone who took part and to everyone who helped by spreading the word. You are all superstars! If you didn’t win this time there will be another chance soon…watch this space!

P.S. Hope you like the gratuitous embroidery threads shot ;-)


Help – Hand-Embroidery WIP

help hand-embroidery hoop

(c) Julia Laing 2014

Something I’m working on just now…(don’t worry, I’m fine.) It’s going to become part of a new mixed-media envelope.

embroidery close up

Embroidery close up (c) Julia Laing 2014

My sewing machine hasn’t seen much action so far this year but I’ve been thoroughly enjoying getting back to hand stitching. Just working at my own pace. sometimes I like to sew in silence. At other times I have Radio 6 Music, or YouTube for company. I’ve adopted a new working routine since the start of the year and it seems to be paying off. I’m dedicating more time to writing / organising / admin because there are things I really want to achieve that will never be done if I continue just muddling through. It does mean there’s been slightly less time to sew but I’m hoping the ‘little and Often‘ approach will pay-off in the long run.

Had a great response so far to my February Giveaway. If you’d like to win a voucher for £15 to spend on anything in my shop and a brooch made from gorgeous silks and hand-stitched by me, please join in by signing into the widget. There are a number of different ways to enter and you have until the 28th to join in!

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