Thursday, 28 November 2013

Win a £30 Voucher for BrandPrix


I am very excited to have my first giveaway on this blog for you and it’s a good one. If you haven’t been on BrandPrix you don’t know what you are missing.

BrandPrix sell fantastic brands at brilliant prices from Beauty to Bags. Brands include Diesel, DNKY, Calvin Klein and Clinique.

I have my eye on a few items for my Christmas list:











I have a £30 voucher to giveaway to one lucky reader.

Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.

Good Luck.

Closing date: 12th December 2013



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 17 November 2013

November Challenge Update {2}

I thought I had better do a quick update on my advent bags, I have 16 so far and I shall be start on number 17 after I have published this post.




Don't they look pretty!

In all fairness I would have probably had them all done by now if I had't go sidetracked by other projects.







I will blog about them all properly really soon.

I should have all 24 bags done soon and then I have to stitch on the numbers fill them and hand them up! I also have a birthday party for BG to organise and cakes to bake for the school fare. Why do I do this to myself!!! 

I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end. 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

November Challenge Update {1}

I thought I would give you a little update on my Crochet a Advent Calender in November challenge.

So far I have managed three bags!! Two are the same size and one is smaller. I am not sure where I went wrong but I don't think it really matters. 



I have not done the tie up bit I think I may just use yarn or buy some ribbon for that. 

They won't all be red I have quite a few colours to use so going have a selection of different colours plus I am nearly out of red!

I am still trying to decide how to display them around the living room. There will be too many for them all to go on the fire place. 

Right back to the crochet. 




Friday, 1 November 2013

My November Challenge: Crochet an Advent Calender

Today I started not one but two challenges! I am doing Emma Cossey 30 Day Freelance Lifestyle Ecourse

I have been a freelance VA and Blogger for about 3 years and have been really lucky to find work mainly through twitter but feel I should really learn to how to find work properly and get focused so later today I have out an hour aside to do my first.

I have also decided to make BG a crocheted Advent Calendar this year. 



I was inspired by a pattern in the latest Simply Crochet which have a gorgeous one which is made up of sock and mittens. The pattern scared a newbie like me so I had a look around and found a great little pattern for crochet drawstring bags on Lion Brands Yarn

Image of One Ball Soap Bag

I think I could make one a night for 24 days and then use the last 6 days of the month to string them together. I have a little wooden town and I will put a few pieces in each bag so by Christmas day BG will have a whole town. I will also add in some treats and things to do along the way. 

Little Miss will only be 10 months old and won't really understand what's going on but I will put a few treats in for her to have as well.

So what do you think? Am I mad? Are you doing any challenges this month?