** This giveaway is now closed. The lucky winner, drawn by random number generator is Jana Freeman, who left the following comment
“Intermediate at sewing and absolutely love it. Learned from my Grandmother at the age of 8 yrs. Fell in love with it asap. Now learned more from her to advance to the expert level. Love making things for my children and for others to buy for there children or their family and friends. I am also now learning to make bags for carrying knitting or crochet needles and wool. I also have a few patchwork and normal quilts on the go. Absolutely loving my crafty life right now.”
With thanks to all those who entered and many congrats to Jana. There will be another giveaway coming soon **
For March I have chosen sewing as our craft to focus on, whether that be sewing by hand or by machine.
My Nan was a dressmaker by trade, but I’m afraid I didn’t inherit any of her natural ability. I did learn to sew as a child on her very old foot action Singer sewing machine and ultimately did progress to an electric machine, however I haven’t made anything since my early twenties. It would be something that I would love to take up again as I love nothing better than browsing through fabrics, particularly Liberty. However, right now I don’t think I have either the time or the space, but maybe one day.
Whilst I don’t think I would ever have the skill to make clothes, I would like to try my hand at cushions and maybe small purses or bags. I already have a handbag obsession, so I dread t think where it would lead if I could actually make my own! Probably to an empty purse
For the giveaway prize this month, I have chosen a copy of Cath Kidston’s Patch (available on Amazon USA and Amazon UK), which also includes everything necessary to make the bag or cushion featured on the book’s cover.
To be in with a chance of winning the book, please read through the following T&Cs and then you can enter by completing the three steps below.
Terms & Conditions
* No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway.
* The winner will be drawn randomly.
* Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
* You may enter from today and entries will be closed at 11.59 pm GMT on the 31st March 2013.
* Only one entry is allowed per person.
* Anyone 13 or over may enter from any country.
* If you win you will be contacted via the e-mail address that you use to enter the giveaway. We will contact the winners by the 12th April 2013 and you will have 30 days to respond. If we do not hear from you within that time then another winner will be randomly drawn.
How To Enter:
Step 1: If you are on Facebook, please Like my Art of Crafts page.
Step 2: If you are on Twitter, please send out a Tweet about this giveaway by Clicking Here – it’s all done for you, just need to click and send.
Step 3: Please leave a comment below telling me if sewing is something that you would like to learn or if you are already an expert! (Please do not worry if your comment does not appear immediately, comments are moderated and it will show up soon)
Good Luck everyone!