Friday, 1 August 2008

goodies for you

I've got a few goodies to celebrate the first change to my blog banner in years!

Hot off the press there's issue 5 of MixTape Zine. Another totally fantastic read from Justine and Nichola who work their butts off to get the crafty world out there on paper. As usual I've got a little article in there, but don't let that put you off. There's also great stuff by a host of familiar names and an interview with the blogger with the mostest, Loobylu.

Leave a comment with your suggestion for the article you would most like to read in issue 6 or 7 and I'll pass the suggestions on, pick a winner and send you issue 5.

A killer stitch and Dyer consequences both by Maggie Sefton. These are the 4th and 5th in Maggie's Knitting Mystery series and must reads for lovers of mystery thrillers who also like the dark yarn arts. Both books also include a knitting pattern and recipe!

Hooked on murder by Betty Hechtman. Another great crime thriller, this time a crochet based yarn (but still with pattern and recipe).

Isn't it just fantastic to see sticks, hooks and string featuring in crime novels? A big thanks to Berkley Prime Crime for the books.

So I'll be picking winners for the books on a completely random basis, but make sure your comments specify which book/s you're interested in. And please please please please leave an email address so I can contact you.


thornberry said...

Since I'm hooked on crochet, I'd love to win Hooked on Murder! Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Judy said...

Hi Sweetie,
I don't need a thing. But thank you.
I'm a librarian and can get most stuff.
I love your writing - just LOVE it!
That's why I come back.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

There is so much online love about Mix Tape Zine I would love to be able to read an issue.

Suse said...


I changed my banner last night too. Must be something in the water.

Ren said...

Really like the new look blog.

Susanne said...

Knitting pattern and recipe in a novel, what more could a girl want??? Three of my favorite things, the book sounds good.
Would love to check out a copy of Mixtape too, have been noticing it on my travels around blog land and am hoping to get a copy soon.
Thanks for the chance to see on.e

Anonymous said...

hey there, just loved your article in mixtape it was so well timmed for me i have a 9 month old and another on the way so time is slowly getting shorter and shorter. Chuck me in for a chance to win the knitting and crime book, it would be nice to escape into a thrilling crafty world. cheers xxx

Wendy said...

I'd love to have one of the maggie sefton books... Mixtape would be nice too :)

meg said...

I've never actually read mixtape, but always meant to pick up a copy. If I did read it I would like to see articles on crazy fantastic plush makers, sewing with delicate (thin or silky)fabrics, and nature crafts that aren't super crunchy hippie. I don't know if any of these are even up their alley, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

Di said...

Love the new, refreshed blog look! (no need to send me a book. I never get to read them)

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