Friday, 1 April 2016

Crafting is my Therapy #3 and crafty giveaway

Welcome to Month 3 of the Crafting is my Therapy linky! This is a monthly crafting linky where myself and Me, You and Magoo share what we've been working on this month, and we'd love you to join in with your own crafty posts.

Crafting is my Therapy linky giveaway

This month we are excited to be offering a crafty giveaway prize to one lucky linker chosen at random. The box of craft goodies includes - a pack of Crayola Twistables coloured pencils, Blu Tack White Glu, a Blu Tack Glu Pen, Blu Tack Micro Dots, Blu Tack Glu Dots, two rolls of patterned Sellotape, 3m roll of yellow spotted ribbon, a mini alphabet stamp set, a Sellotape tape dispenser and tape and a mini cross stitch kit.

Photo of giveaway prizes

In order to be entered into the giveaway with a chance of winning you must link up an eligible blog post below - please see full terms and conditions at the bottom of this post. 

My biggest crafting success this month was finally finishing my Granny Square Blanket! Well, I've not been working on it that long perhaps, but finishing off those last rounds of the border was a bit of a slog. I was determined to get on with it though and not leave it lying about, and I'm delighted with the finished blanket!

Large blue granny square blanket

I've been wanting to make a crochet blanket for a long long time now, so it's lovely to have crossed that one of the list. I'm not sure that I'll attempt another blanket of Granny Squares for a while though, it took a lot longer than I expected it to. Now that this project is finished off I'll be starting my next crochet project with is a bunting kit that I received for Christmas.

My Sky Blanket is also coming along very nicely. I've always been a bit worried that it's not wide enough, but it's going to be very long, and the width is a nice amount to get done in a day, it only takes me about 10-15 minutes to do a row which is very achievable. I often save my row for the very end of the day when I'm putting the children to bed, I can work on it while one or the other is doing their reading.

Sky Blanket as at end March

I also managed a sewing project - my stuffed bunny for Easter. This was a project with a very quick turnaround as it was in collaboration with a brand, and it did get me rather stressed as it was the most complicated sewing project I've attempted so far and I didn't really know where to start. But once I'd worked out what I wanted to do I got on well with it, and Mia was so delighted with her bunny that it was completely worth it!

Stuffed bunny for Easter

What have you been working on this month? We'd love to see!

The “Crafting is my Therapy” linky will open on the first Friday of each month and stay open for the whole month – giving you plenty of time to get involved.

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Giveaway terms and conditions:

The prize is a box of crafty goodies as pictured above. This giveaway is open to UK residents only. 

The winner will be chosen at random from eligible entries to the linky this month. In order for an entry to be eligible it must be a relevant craft related post, it must mention the Crafting is my Therapy linky, and it must link back to one of the linky hosts, either Me, You and Magoo or Jennifer's Little World. The linky will remain open until midnight on May 3rd 2016.

You can link up a maximum of three eligible posts.

If the winner does not respond within 28 days we will redraw and reallocate the prize. There is no cash alternative. Invalid entries will be discounted.


  1. I love your sky blanket - such a commitment to do it, but so lovely x

    1. Thank you! I'm loving making it, luckily my rows are quite short so it doesn't take me too long to do each day and I can catch up easily if I've missed a few days.

  2. Oh your granny square blanket is absolutely beautiful. I made a start on one of these a while ago but had to take a break when we got kittens (yarn of all kinds was no good in our house for a while!) By the time I got back into it I couldn't track down any more of the wool I'd be using, so its a kind of long and thin throw that just about covers our tub chair! Never mind, maybe I'll attempt another one some time in the future

    1. Thank you! I'm always worried that I'll start a project and run out of wool, I have ideas for other blankets that I'd like to make but I've no idea how to calculate how much I'll need!

  3. Its a great blanket well done, I have a blanket I need to finish, its the ends i hate dealing with #craftingismytherapy

    1. Thank you! I hate sewing in the ends, I try to do it each week but don't always get to it, I make myself do it by the end of the month though as I'm taking photographs for my monthly blog post!

  4. Oh I love your granny square blanket - I'm new to crochet but can really appreciate how much time and effort went into that. You must be delighted with it. Looking forward to reading more about your bunting in due course. x #craftingismytherapy

  5. I love your bunny, he's so cute! Your sky blanket is coming along nicely too #craftingismytherapy


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