Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Freebie and let the Prize Draw Begin!

Happy Halloween! Well, I'm having an easy day today because apparently I have shingles again: it started as a throat infection but turned into something else all together.  Twice I had to go the the gps yesterday! I  think I might as well take my sleeping bag there!

I'm taking it easy but I can't sit on my bum all day. The Prize Draw for the Breast Cancer Research fundraiser begins to day! 

 Each day I will pull one number using a random number generator and post the number on the blog. You will have 24 hours to get back to me with your choice of prize and details. I am not charging for postage but if you feel you would like to donate a little to my postage costs, via paypal it would be very greatfully recieved. My paypal address is You must check my blog each day to see if your a winner.  I will send the prizes out once they have all been drawn incase anyone wins more than one.  Does that sound fair?  Now, someone did tell me how to click on the random number generator and get it to save as a picture.  I've spent ten minutes trying to remember, so until I work it out, I will just put the number.

Each time a prize is chosen from the prize page, I will remove it, leaving future winners pictures of what is still available.  To say you have all been generous is an understatement.  You are all wonderful.

The first winner of the Breast Cancer Research Charity Craft Draw is.......Number 15!

Darn it, just realised I can't check who that is unless I put the post as draft and click back and front.  Nah, will have to work out a better way when I feel less fuzzy.

Now to some stitching!  Some the Halloween SALS have been finished and I can share the photos.

This is Emma's.

And this is Elaine's.

And while I work out who number 15 is, let's leave you with some freebies.  Happy Halloween!

Happy Hauntings!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


I don't know what to say. I have come home from picking hubby up from the airport, already feeling emotional because of things that are going on behind the scenes with my business (good things, wonderful things), and I opened my emails to see that one gorgeous, amazing donor has donated to ensure I reached my target of 500 euros for NBCRI.

 From the very start I have been overwhelmed by the amazing people donating prizes, by the amazing people donating their precious, hard earned money to help with breast cancer research. I know times are hard, and I know that we are all juggling and robbing Peter to pay Paul and every single donation, large and small has been greatfully recieved.

I am also very thankful to those of you who have told me that you support other charities, or who are facing job loss etc, and who really couldn't donate, because you are just as important to the cause. You are the ones who shared my posts, made sure friends and neighbours and designers saw what I was doing and who rallied and ensured I kept going.

All together I, or rather we, have now raised 2500 euros for cancer since I was diagnosed three years ago, Once this is over and the prizes have been won, I am going to take a little break.....just a little one, because after my little break I will have a new, smaller project to help a good cause. I can't tell you what yet: it will depend on how big a break I need lol.

I have learned something amazing since I started this particular challenge. I have had no end of women donating, or pming me to tell me they are two year survivors: six year survivors: and 19 year survivors. This tells us that the research is working: the treatments are getting better, the detection rates are getting higher. We are on the right path to give this awful disease, this condition which is the most common female cancer in most countries, which will affect 1 in 8 women, the bloody great kicking it deserves.

I will update the prize numbers and make sure all the prizes are on the same page and remember, the draw begins on October the 31st xx

Thank you

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ghost of Christmas Present

I have been so busy on this one.  I really stretched myself with it but I think it paid off in the end.  Please welcome the Ghost of Christmas Present.

I hope you like him.

And the others in the series:

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