Prize draw

Thank you so much, I finally reached the 6000 views mark and I did promise a prize draw. So who wants one then? Oh…alright then here we go.

The prize is one of my cute little owls. It will be the smaller size owl (shown above) and in material of my choosing but you can select a colour theme from blue, pink or green. All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me how you spent your Easter and I will enter your name into the hat. The winning name will be drawn on Monday evening and I will announce it on here.

As the famous saying goes you gotta be in it to win it. Good luck to you all.



Prize draw when I get to 6000 hits!!

OK…everyone likes a prize draw so in the mad push for stats and hits on my blog I thought I would hang a little carrot! Who wants a prize draw then? Once I get 6000 hits on my blog I will announce my FREE prize draw. There will be a few little things up for grabs over a few posts so you gotta keep coming back for more….once I got ya I ain’t letting go mwah mwah mwah (much gleeful rubbing of hands together)

You know what you got to do guys, spread the word to your crafty friends as well

TTFN xxx

Prize draw pin cushion for Terri

I hope Terri does not mind seeing it here first but I am so bad at remembering to photograph stuff I make that I need to do it immediately I remember. Sign of old age don’t you know LOL.

Anyway this is the pin cushion that I have made Terri using the heart tutorial I linked to in an earlier post and also using an online tutorial for flowers which can be found here.

What do you think then?

Heart Pin Cushion


Originally uploaded by Samantha Halliwell

The pattern for this pin cushion can be found here and a whole gamut of pin cushion patterns can be found here!

This pin cushion is one I made last night and the final embellishment is the covered brad that I made with my new toy! I have discovered how totally versatile brads can be and this is not limited to card making. I am off to find patterns for making flowers that can have my brads as the centre! Watch this space……Oh and winner to be announced soon for my prize draw!


Come on enter my prize draw…

Make up wrap

Originally uploaded by Samantha Halliwell

…Not only am I making pin cushions but also make up wraps so I have decided to give the winner a choice of prize, either a pin cushion or one of my make up wraps! All you have to do is leave a comment, at the moment there are 5 entrants so come on leave a comment, get your name in the hat and be in with a chance
TTFN xxx

Shall I have another giveaway?

I am very nearly at 2000 hits on this blog which I am so chuffed at. I love reading all the comments that you guys leave but these are few and far between so…….to encourage some conversation between me and you I think another giveaway is in order.

I am really enjoying making pincushions at the moment so if you leave me a comment on this blog I will reply to you and pop your name in the hat for a pin cushion yet to be made. The draw will be made on Sunday evening by one of my daughters and the winner announced here that evening.

Go on you only have to leave a comment and you never know you might get a little prize.


Winner and Do I or Don’t I??

The winner of my little pink tote bag is…..


I used the random number generator on the internet but having spent the last 10 mins trying to figure out how to save a screen shot or to work out where to place the HTML on WordPress to put it on the blog I have given up so please believe me number 3 it was!! Thank you so much to the 15 of you who left comments, I am pleased to see that I am not rambling to myself!

Shaz please can you send your full name and address to sam.halliwell38[at] and I will pop the bag into the post for you in the next few days!

I have had a few comments about selling my bags and if I do where do I do it. Right now I don’t sell through any site. I was thinking about taking orders but my work commitments mean that I am not always reliable in getting orders sorted and my money situation means that I cannot buy any huge amounts of fabric in to meet orders. That said if I make something and you like it then I am usually open to offers. I love seeing things I make go to homes where they will be loved as much as I love making them. I also don’t want the hassle of yearly tax returns for such small amounts of money that I am likely to make (or not in the case of my bead and jewellery business) I still have the 2009 / 10 tax return to sort out by the end of this month. This was one of the myriad of reasons for closing my bead and jewellery business. I simply cannot see the point for something that makes no profit! I know that I have no tax to pay and that the system has to ensure that no-one is “pulling a fast one” but I am not disciplined enough to get my act together to keep books for what amounts to pence per week!

So the long and the short of it is if you see something you like talk to me and we can sort something out 😉

Congratulations Shaz don’t forget to email me and thank you again for all your lovely comments please keep popping by to see what I am up to