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Second Worst Christmas Present Ever

The winner of my give-away has been announced. She was given the worst Christmas present ever. I thought that no-one could beat my own, but she succeeded. And I forgot to even tell you what mine was. So here it is:

Long before I met Mr WF I was dating a guy whose gransmother used to always buy matching present for me, his sister and sister-in-law. They were usually a bit tacky not generally not too offensive. One year, she decided to make us a present. She got a tacky doll (imagine a budget Barbie-type doll) and attached some weird plastic mesh around it to form a skirt, which she then embroidered. It was vile. But, to make matters worse, before I got a chance to upwrap the present, their dog had be caught chewing some of the presents under the tree. Mine was the one worst damaged. I opened a weird plastic doll-type thing that had bits hanging off and bite marks all over it. It looked like something out of Bride of Chucky (not that I’ve ever watched it) and was really quite terrifying.

If I had a picture of it I would post it here (although it would probably give you nightmares) but as I dont you will just have to use your imagination…

And the winner is…

I’m afraid to say that I used none of the suggestions made on here (but your input was gratefully received!). However, there must be a winner. The one who made me and my littlest sister giggle the most was….

…jackthelass with her dribblyfish comment. Jack – you will have received an email from me asking for your address and will soon receive this in the post…

In case you can’t tell, its a notebook cover which can double as a passport holder. Jack, it may come in useful with all your travelling to and from England/Scotland.

Oh, and the name that I went for is little button designs. Can you see the button the cover?


The competition is nearly closed and the winner will be announced this evening along with the photo of what they will be receiving as a prize (I will be making it tonight as my very exciting new fabric has just arrived in the post). So this is your last chance.

Make sure you drop me a comment by 7pm tonight if you want a chance to win. [NB. This wont be a name-out-of-a-hat winner. It will be the comment that is either the best suggestion, or the one that makes me giggle the most!]

My dream (and a competition)

You may have guessed by now that I love creating things. I love to knit, sew, bake… the list could go on. I would love to spend all my time in my craft room creating things. I therefore need to make some money from it. I am hoping to start selling the things I make to see if I can earn enough of a living from doing what I love to not have to go to work in a job I don’t love every day. It may never happen, but sometimes you’ve just got to give it a try. 

I just need a name…. I have a friend designing a logo for me at the moment. I had a name in mind but have now decided that I don’t like it. According to M (a very good friend), the name doesn’t fit. It reminds her of flowers, whereas I make her think of spots and stripes and lots of colours!  

Any suggestions….. The best suggestion will win a prize (handmade and totally amazing of course). I’m intentionally not saying much about what I will be making and hoping to sell as I don’t want the name to limit future options.

Good luck. I will announce a winner next week.

[Update – to help those of you struggling with my vagueness, I am going to start off with selling things online and will be aiming to sell baby accessories, gifts, accessories, bags….Hope this helps.]