Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Autumn Break Giveaway...

Its coming up to Autumn Break, the babes and I are  planning some time together so we can really appreciate the riches on offer at this time of year.   Walks in the wood with all the beautiful orange shades in the trees, we will be pulling our wellies on and going for a splash in the sea.  The craft box is all ready with lots of creative goodness to keep us occupied if we need to hunker down in front of the fire if... when... the weather changes.  Who knows we may even see some bats flying from the trees.  We love bats here, we even have a few that lap around the house as the evening light draws in. 

You can imagine my delight when I was over at the lovely Queen of the Froggers blog and spied here latest creation...I had to get my hands on that there pattern;-)
The pattern comes from the wonderful knitting designer over at Mochimochiland, you must go and check the work out, not so sure about the the munching snake though, mind you I bet the children would love it!!!
The needles got clicking...as you can guess, the children adore their new Batty friends and they have lots of adventures planned for them next week...they fit so perfectly into their hands and its great for the wee babe to get to grips with doing the button to open up the bat wings...'Looking Mommy he is flying'...
So following on from my last post I thank you so much for your precious words, they mean a lot. Its a good time I think to take a break, just over a week, to spend time with my own little family. My camera, knitting and some sewing are all on the list of things to do so I am sure I will have lots to report on.  I am planning a trip to the city as I have some craft related books I am after, so lots of ideas will be getting logged in the notebook for the wintery months ahead...
So I leave you with a little giveaway, a few 'Suzie Sews' handmade goodies...a sturdy pin- cushion, Yoyo and vintage button hair pin, a little corsage to wear on your winter coat to cheer up a grey day and a few fabric badges (using moda, vintage Laura Ashsley and sweet owls fabric)...
So if you fancy being in with a chance of the postman bringing these to your door one cold morning to cheer you up, please just leave a message on this post and on my return I will pick the winner...I wish you a very happy week...

47 comments:

Nanna said...

I hope you have a sunshiny day today! I love the giveaway items and hope I win!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Sew cute. I love the owls!
The yo yo clip is pretty too!

April said...

So so cute and the bats are adorable! Please enter me into your draw

April xx

Jane said...

Your battys are so cute, I hope you have a lovely happy break what ever the weather does. I'd love to be entered for your giveaway please. we are off for a break on saturday as our half term is late this year. Jane x

driftwood said...

hope you have a great break, and get some lovely autumn sunshine, and some time to have creative thoughts. love those bats!

Nell said...

It's always good to have a little break. Blogging isn't supposed to be a job after all!

Adorable bats. I love that shop for very original patterns.

Vanessa said...

Loving the bats, all I have to do now is learn how to knit!

Please put my name in the draw.

Vanessa x

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Love the bats! Thanks for turning us on to them!

Also love all the fun things you made for the give away, nice and cheery.

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Been meaning to pop by and say Hi, as you've left so many lovely comments for me recently. Now my colld is clearing up and my brain is emptying of cotton wool I can actually string a few words together. :o)
Love, love, love the bats. The way the wings button closed s great. Hope you have a fab break. Off in your camper van? Have a great time. Hope the weather stays as lovely as it has been today.

Shell said...

Whatever the weather, the times spent with family make for a bright and breezy day! Really like the bats but the owls are my fave! Happy,happy holidays

quiltdude said...

Ooh I love those bats, I've just been over to the site and bought a copy of the pattern. Think I'll be making some on my day off.
Hope your half term is fun filled.
xx Clare

Kitty said...

Have a great time with your smalls. Let's hope the weather stays bright and sunny, even if it is chilly.

x

henali said...

Have a lovely break. Spending time with the brood is so important, they grow up so quickly. Loving the bats and the hairclips.

Calines said...

Hi Suzie,

your bats so lovely and your giveaway too.

Hugs
Heidi

sarah said...

Those bats are ADORABLE!

Riches Stitches said...

No wonder your little ones love their new friends, they are too cute. Am glad to hear that you are going to have a lovely getaway. It's amazing how much you benefit from a little break from the everyday doing things in the great outdoors. Have a nice time
Jane 8o)

Jacoline said...

I wish you a great and lovely family holiday. That is the best time ever!!
Enjoy the little things , on one day you may look back and realize they were the Big things!
And I know you will do that. Thanks for organizing a give away, I love to give it a go.

Blogging Molly said...

those bats are adorable - we love to watch the bats circle around our house at night. i might have to check out the pattern :)

Patty said...

Lovely Blog

Amy said...

Suzie, I love your handmade goodies! The owls are smiling at me.

Have a lovely holiday - look forward to hearing about the happy treasures you pick up along the way.

louise said...

The Bats are gorgeous. They look very cute on your tree.
I love the sweet owl fabric.
Im new to this blogging lark and have been lurking for a while so thought I would pop and say hi, and I love your Blog. Enjoy your break.
x

katie said...

you are a generous soul - enjoy your week away and i will cross my fingers - that pin cushion is lovely!! have a batty week!

Anonymous said...

Your half term break sounds like it will be perfect! Have fun and enjoy every minute!

Karen

LOUISE said...

Ooh, flying foxes! We remember seeing these bats for real in Australia, hundreds of them hanging upside down in the trees, making a right commotion. I love your knitted ones. Please don't enter me into your competition as I was the lucky one who won your lovely goodies last time. x

Lin said...

I love your bats! Have a good time. xx

annemarie said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway - hope the postman comes to my door!! a.haun@sbcglobal. net

Sarah said...

Happy break to you - no wonder the boys love those bats - so cute. Enter me into the draw for those lovely goodies too please - you make such pretty things :o)

julia said...

Enjoy your break, we can't wait for half term to arrive in this house, knackered is an understatement!
Please count me in for the giveaway.
Julia xx

Lesley said...

Have a wonderful week Suzie :)

Love those bats!!

xxx

A Time for Stitching said...

I hope you have a good break. I love the way you go away to the sea at every opportunity. Would love to win the giveaway - please enter me in the draw.

Things Hand Made said...

They all lok lovely Suzie. Enjoy oyur time with the kids.

Gina said...

You sure make the change of season sound so warm and inviting. Your family is so lucky to have someone like you. I love the bats, so cool!

Summer by the sea said...

Hi Suzie - Those Bats are so cute! and your giveaways are lovely too - I especially like the pincushion - Have a good weekend - Natalie x

Heart in the country said...

Hi Suzie

I've tagged you on my blog if you'd like to join in, no obligation! ;0)

Kx

moss stitch said...

Those bats are lovely!
Wondering if I could cope with the pattern and get off the scarves!!
My knitting refuses to progress onto anything but!

dottycookie said...

I love your bats - shame I've left it too late to do any for Halloween! Your giveaway looks very cute and I would love to be entered into it.

Caroline said...

Good grief woman - have you gone totally bonkers? Knitted bats??!!!
They are cute though!
love
Caroline
xx

Anonymous said...

Thoae bats are lovely just right for Haloween.. Our Autumn break has just started and our craft box is in full swing as I sneak a little bit of blogging!!
love your giveaways- too pretty not to keep but I would love to be the winner!!!

billie

Fancy Elastic said...

The bats are absolutely brilliant. I don't knit, but those are enough to make me want to start.

Count me in for the give away, my dull coat could do with some corsage action!

x

Katherine said...

I love the owl fabric, and clips.. sheesh I love it all!!
Enter me in your giveaway please :)

Tracy said...

HI, Suzie! Such fun, and how generous to be having another giveaway! :o) Do please count me in on the fun! Lovely gifts...those bats are so cute...you are very clever. Where will you be going for your break? Wishing you happy days as you dream...((HUGS))

Ginger said...

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It's always so nice to visit your blog.
Please drop by my blog, there's an award for you .
Hugs,Ginger

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Suzi!

What a lovely giveaway, and oh so cute too! I hope you are enjoying your break!

Smiles...

Beverly

Lazylol said...

The weather is certainly getting cold. We've had to wrap up this week at the caravan!
LOVE the bats!
Have a good break x

Nuts To You! said...

I really like the hair clip and pin! So very cute!

modelwidow said...

Those bats are just so cute.
Hope you had a great half term break - I expect if your weather was like ours it would have been very productive on the crafty front but I'm sure you and yours will have had fun however it turned out.

quiltdude said...

Made a couple of bats for my nephew, he loves them.

I was wondering, have you had an October parcel from The Fat Quarters? the last one I received was for Bonzer and Beaut, has one gone missing? I've lost count as I'm doing a couple of BOM projects, but I'm sure the koalas came in September.

x Clare