Here are some things I love:
- Winter evenings when it’s cosy indoors
For this competition, 1 + 2 = EIGHT books to keep you busy as the evening draw in and you find yourself at home, wondering if it’s okay to watch three episodes of the Dynasty remake back to back.
It’s not really okay guys. Switch the TV off and do something wholesome instead, like enter this competition and learn how to make a bunch of paper flowers.
This competition is brought to you in partnership with The Book People, who I absolutely love. They are such a staple for me, especially in the run up to Christmas, that the top shelf of my wardrobe turns into a big pile of The Book People boxes during November and December. You could do most of your Christmas shopping with them I reckon, and at the same time look way more generous than you actually are, as everything is such a bargain.
In today’s competition, I’ve chosen eight craft related books, which you could either keep for yourself or give away as gifts. I’d recommend going for a general browse through their craft books craft books too though, as there is so much to choose from that picking out these eight was HARD.
So, here’s what we’ve got:
The Hand Lettering Handbook
When I was a teenager, I used to love drawing different types of lettering. I remember very clearly my Grandad teaching me how to do 3D letters on squared paper. Those were the days weren’t they? Before TV on demand? This book would be basically like having my Grandad come to live with you, except the house wouldn’t have to smell of Embassy Number 1.
Not just craft guys! SUPER CRAFT! Like regular craft, but with the ability to scale buildings and extend your arms to four times their usual length. (Not really. Pretty much just regular craft I think.)
100 Simple Paper Flowers
I’ve actually bought this book a couple of times already as a gift because I think it is so beautiful. Also who ever remembers to buy fresh flowers? Just make a bunch of these for a year round botanical pick me up.
Knitting from the North
I think it’s a pretty well established fact now that knitting IS cool. What are you waiting for?
How to Make Your Own Soap
I should probably keep this one for myself in light of the post I wrote recently about how often I shower.
Ahhh… The number of happy hours I spent as a child, making my own little paper boxes and experimenting with nets! I mean sure, I was alone, but I had the boxes so it was fine.
What’s even better than books for Christmas? Handmade gifts! And maybe a book as a side gift, just so you don’t look too tight.
Half Yard Christmas
Not that I recommend doing ANYTHING at Christmas by halves mind. This is THE book for anyone who has a house full of leftover bits of fabric that they want to turn into something beautiful. (I.e. my Mum.)
To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite thing to do is on dark winter evenings at home. (Nothing too saucy mind, this is a family blog.) Register your comment in the widgety thing below and then do as many of the bonus entries as you can. The competition will close at 11.59pm on 14th November and is open to UK residents only.
ALSO: The kittens and I, (who are big crafters), are going to be doing a social media takeover with The Book People on Friday 3rd November so visit us on Twitter or Instagram and say hello!
Like this competition? Enter my other one HERE to win £100 to spend on toys!
I was sent a set of these books for the purposes of this post. All views my own etc etc.