Sunday, 13 April 2014

The lucky winner is...

...Heather from my little red suitcase! Congratulations Heather, I’m so glad you won – please email me your address and you will have your new blue WIP bag!

Thank you everyone who entered my little blogiversary giveaway – I had the most entries ever! I wish I could send each and every one of you a WIP bag, but for now I might have to put together a tutorial or kit so you can make this at home...hmmm, things to consider...

It’s all go in our house today as we get ready for family visits this the second week of Easter holidays. Darling Husband has the week off work, and I’m looking forward to time all together as well as some much-needed time by myself. I love my family dearly, but every now and again I really do need some solitude to recharge my batteries. It doesn’t happen as often as I’d like, so when it does, I savour every moment, even if I’m just by myself riding a train! I’m sure many of you can relate...

A quick peek at some pretty yarn before I go, a Ricicles Shawl update:

Pretty pretty pretty! I've been enjoying a little hooky time on the garden bench. Um, the eagle-eyed of you may have noticed another pink basket?

I am so enchanted with my other upcycled pink basket that when I happened upon this long-forgotten little beauty, the spray can came back out on a sunny morning! It is the perfect size for a few balls of yarn. Or perhaps a few chocolate eggs. Or both.

Enjoy these next few days, I’ll have some stitching news to share soon...
Happy crafting!

Chrissie x


  1. Love the pink basket, such a lovely idea. Have a great family week.

  2. Hello Lovely Chrissie I just loved your giveaway and well done Heather for winning. I do hope you are able to put a tutorial together for us Chrissie. I know what you mean about solitude - I find that I do need some time to myself to think and ponder about life - I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. Sending you big hugs and loves

  3. Congrats to Heather! I hope you get some nice time to yourself this week. I can definitely relate. I'm finally alone right now for the first time in days, actually; he took them on a bike ride to the park. The silence is heavenly. :)

  4. Beautiful baskets Chrissie - filled with beautiful things.
    Have a good week getting ready for your visitors,
    Kate x

  5. Congrats to lucky Heather! Your shawl is just gorgeous, Chrissie - and a basket to match is almost a necessity, don't you think? ;-)
    Enjoy your lovely week ahead,

  6. Congratulations to Heather! I think that a bag kit would be a great idea, or certainly a tutorial. Your ricicles is looking very pretty and I like your new basket too! xx

  7. Happy Heather I'm sure ;-)!
    Lovely summery pictures Chrissie... pretty colours , beautiful yarn and basket....
    Wishing you a happy week with some "you" moments to recharge :-), love from Mirjam.

  8. Hi Chrissie, your riccles shawl looks gorgeous - love the colours! It matches your basket so well ;0) Enjoy your easter break, Sam x

  9. A big congrats to Heather.. Lovely give away, I'm sure she will be delighted..
    LOVE the pretty basket Chrissy..
    Wishing you all the blessings of Easter time..
    hugs Maria x

  10. She will love the bag, I will pop over too. The shawl is fabulous. I am doing shawls with my intermediate crochet group next term. I said I would only do it if they all did the same one at the same time otherwise my head would spin off with some shawls, some on fingerless gloves, some on a blanket etc.... Jo xx

  11. Congrats to the lucky winner. :)
    Have a lovely family week Chrissie!!!
    V x

  12. Congrats to the winner, she is going to be thrilled.

  13. Your shawl is looking lovely - you can never have too many baskets, pink or otherwise.

  14. Congratulations to Heather and oh how I love your shawl Chrissie, you've made it beautifully, and oh those colours are so wonderfully soft and gentle!
    I am one who needs 'down time' and can't, never could, survive without it so I understand your need perfectly!
    Why do you think it is that I can picture pretty little pink baskets filled with gorgeous yarn, scattered all around your home! And why not, they are perfect for the job and really look the part - very Chrissie!
    Enjoy your family and I do hope you can sneak some precious alone time for yourself lovely!
    Lots of love, Joy xoxo

  15. Congratulations Heather, I am not jealous (as if)
    The shawl is looking beautiful Chrissie. I do hope you put a Tutorial together for the WIP bag. I need a very large one ;0)
    Big hugs

  16. Congratulations to Heather ..... what a fab prize!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
    love Jooles x x x

  17. loving the new basket and big congrats to Heather too!
    bestest d x

  18. Lovely colors for a beautiful shawl !!! Lovely pictures too !!!!
    Have a delighted week !

  19. Yay for another basket.....and yes yes please do a tutorial for your bag....bestest d..xx
    ps just linked to you again on my blog...(hee hee) xx

  20. Your shawl is very lovely. Nice with a bit of outdoor crocheting! And I definitely think the pretty basket is the perfect size for BOTH yarn and chocolate eggs.... Enjoy! Anna x

  21. Love your painted baskets Chrissie and your ricicles shawl is looking gorgeous, what lovely soft colours. Have a good week.
    Jane x

  22. oh gosh thank you Chrissie! I've been off-line for a day or two, what a nice surprise. I will email you, Heather x

  23. The basket is so pretty perfect for easter eggs and yarn, the shawl looks lovely
    Clare x

  24. Congratulations to Heather ... and I love your shawl ... Bee xx

  25. Congratulations to Heather, what a lovely prize! I am loving your shawl, the colours are perfect. Looking forward to your stitchy news....
    Marianne x

  26. Congratulations to Heather! How pretty your shawl is, Chrissie! Love the pastel painted baskets too :)
    Helen xox