Well, the last few months have been very busy at our house. I submitted my PhD thesis for examination in August, and the time since my last blog post (which wordpress tells me was March) is a blur. It is Spring here in Australia and I feel like I am waking up along with the flowers. I particularly enjoy the smell of wattle in the warming air as I leave the house in the morning, and seeing the iris’ blooming in my garden.
To celebrate this milestone for my studies, I am running a craft giveaway*. I have been buying things and putting them aside over the last year, and coming up with ideas for both local (Australia/NZ) and International prizes for you lovely followers of my blog. As I clean up the ‘backroom’ I am also discovering that I have doubled up on a few books, the first of which will be part of the Australian Prize pack. Others will form giveaways leading up to Christmas.
The Australian Prize pack includes some of AlenAleaDesign’s thread, 70m of size 40 “Crystalyne” colour, a brand new Dreamlit posted bobbin tatting shuttle in Amethyst Petals colour and a craft/mystery novel “A Tangled Yarn” by Betty Hechtman. I have been enjoying Betty’s novels over the last few years as an escape from academic reading. The copy I am giving away was a “double-up” as I accidentally pre-ordered two of these books- so the winner will receive a brand new, unread book.
The International Prize will be an AlenAleaDesign monthly pack. This will be the October Pack, which will be released later this week. It will be mailed to the winner of the international prize.
Now, how to enter. Comment below on this post, or on this post’s thread at the Onemadtatter Facebook page. If you comment in both places, you have two chances to enter. Both Facebook and WordPress usually tell me which country you reside in- so this shouldn’t be a problem when I make up the lists of commenters for the random number generator to choose from. I will draw the winners using a random number generator on Sunday, October 6th, at 4pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDST). I will email the winner directly, as well as announcing on the blog and facebook page. If I don’t hear back from the winner in four days, I will re-draw the name for that prize.
So let’s start sharing, to enter a comment to let us know what your favourite thing about Spring is (Even if it isn’t Spring in your part of the world.) Mine is the change in the air temperature, the scent of wattle and the colourful Irises popping up in my garden.
As always, happy crafting
*I am giving away craft items which I have purchased. I will also pay for postage of the items to the winners. The international prize is also purchased by me and posted to the winner by arrangement with the Vendor. Aside from supporting local vendors, I have no business motive on this blog, or through this giveaway. Onemadtatter is my hobby blog and a place where I share my love of all things craft.