Just over a year ago, I tentatively wrote my first blog post on my then fledgling blog, little knowing what an important part of my life it was soon to become. Over the past year I've really enjoyed having a blog and posting my handmade efforts onto the blogosphere. As well as increasing my sewing productivity about twenty-fold, having a blog has also completely changed my approach to clothes purchasing and consumerism in general.
But perhaps the best part of having a blog has been the on-line (and off-line) friendships I've made. The on-line sewing community is just awesome: I've been inspired beyond belief by so many of you and the feedback and encouragement I've received in turn has been wonderful. I've also had the pleasure of meeting a few of you in 'real life' and let me tell you, you do not disappoint! I'm honoured to count a few of you amongst my true friends - you know who you are.
So as a thank you for your amazing support during my first blogging year, I'd like to announce a rather special giveaway - the lucky winner will receive a copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook.
It's not published in the UK until the beginning of December but I can't think of a better Christmas present for a sewing blogger.
For those of you who've been inhabiting another planet for the past few months, The Colette Sewing Handbook is the first book from Sarai Mitnick of Colette patterns. At the last count, I've made nine Colette pattern garments, and have many more I'd like to sew, so you could say I'm a fan. I hope you are too, as the book contains five beautiful new patterns for modern classic pieces.
|Taffy Blouse and Meringue Skirt|
With their trademark easy-to-understand instructions and focus on a wonderful fit and finish, what's not to like?
To enter this giveaway all you need to do is be a follower of my blog (I think that's only fair, as some of you have been loyally following me right from the start) and to leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open worldwide and closes at midnight GMT on Friday 28th October. The winner will be chosen at random after this date and notified by e-mail. The book will be posted to you as soon as it's published. Good luck everybody and thanks once again for your support. x