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!
Win 8 craft books from The Book People
I was sent a set of these books for the purposes of this post. All views my own etc etc.
Wonderful – I do loads of crafting!
Love the look of this prize x
These books would be great for those dark winter evenings to come
Watch good movie or read a book.
Brilliant set of books!
My favourite thing to do on a dark winter night is curl up on the sofa with my little boy and watch Christmas movies. His favourite is Home Alone 2 – he likes to pretend his Wii remote is Kevin’s TalkBoy and imitate all of his lines!
Drink wine and wait for spring again :) !!
my favourite thing to do on a winter evening is relax on the sofa and crochet or knit
I would love to win this for my best friend – she is very arty and crafty
I love doing latch hook rug making
Great giveaway thanks
this are lovely, some lovely activities foro me and my daughter to do!
Excellent prize I would love to try hand lettering and will have plenty of time off over Xmas to try it out
THESE BOOKS LOOK LIKE SUPER READS TO ME
Snuggle watching boxsets eating chocolate/drinking wine!
Looks like brilliant books
I,m retired so I do competitions
My favourite thing to do on a cold winters evening is…to snuggle up by a roaring fire, with a good book and a creamy hot chocolate, stuffed full of marshmallows. The curtains have to be open too, to look at the beautiful sunset and then the stars…dreaming of happy and sparkle things!
Nothing better than sitting in front of the fire crafting
favourite things on a cold winter night…well im obsessed with crafts so you would find me in my craft room making my christmas cards, and this year making some baubles for the tree, otherwise you; would find me snuggled up on the sofa with my hot chocolate, hubby and a good film. Fantastic giveaway. Good luck everyone
A family movie night
What a great prize!
Stay home, watch films and cook lovely meals
Another great give away – thanks
Just the job for long winter nights!
WOW fab proze.. i love doing some crafting… im not the best at it but A* for my effort! haha
I would be thrilled to win such a great set of books,,,,,thanks
What a lovely set of crafty books
Get the fire on, watch a good film and have a glass of vino
would love to win for my mum x
I love lots of different crafts and this bundle of books looks fab!!
I like to get cozy on the sofa and read a good book or watch a film.
Looks like something my youngest would be very keen on.
looks great xx
I like playing board games with the children, making crafts with my daughter too, when they are in bed, love curling up watching a fave film
Lovely – would give me plenty to do on maternity leave, haha! My favourite thing to do is to snuggle up on the sofa in my onesie, watching films!
I like crafting and would love to try hand lettering
wow, fab prize..im just getting into crafting. i would love these books to help me
Now this is a banging prize. I love shutting the world out and getting my craft on with a few too many glasses of wine.
My wife is a craft maniac (me too really!) so she would love this.
Crafting plans for the evening often go on hold once wine is opened though, that’s our favourite thing.
I like to sit and watch something good on tv.
wow amazing prize
I love cooking. So over the winter I stock up by making soups, stew, chutney, just good comfort food!
I divide my winter evenings between reading and crafting, especially Christmas cards.
I love to snuggle up with my cats and a blanket, ideally with a good book and a hot cup of coffee :)
These books look great for winter evenings.
Wrap up and watch a few good films
what a lovely selection
Would love to win these – what a great prize! Definitely keep me busy this Winter x
Fab prize, fingers crossed
Relax, feet up, mug of tea and catch up on tv recorded earlier in the year
tv, cat , cup of tea, and a crossword book. cosy
Some sewing while watching Netflix
I love the look of the ‘handmade gifts’ book.
I love crafts – but I’m terrible without instructions! Great giveaway x
I love to craft and curl up under the blankets with a good video game!
Snuggle under a warm blanket to watch a DVD with a mug of hot chocolate.
#WOW what a bundle, enough for any one to get through the cold months! Brilliant thanks
I read a lot and watch films on the tv.
I love snuggling up and reading abook or watching a movie on winter nights. Learning a new craft would be great too!
I love crafting, hand made gifts are so nice to give :)
Great giveaway, I’m sure I could find things to keep my 2 monsters entertained
Only one thing for dark evenings – fluffy slippers cozy pjs and blanket reading one of these lovely books. Oh with a glass of wine of course. Love the paper flower and boxes idea I need some inspiration :)
Curled up on the sofa watching a film or baking some goodies
I love hunkering down under a blanket with a good book and a massive cuppa, especially after I’ve been out for a crisp winters walk
These could really kick start a new hobby
Excellent, something to keep me busy over the winter
I love anything crafty! At the moment my evenings are taken up with rag-rigging in front of the TV!
I spend my evenings wrapped up with my hand sewing and Netflix, cosy craft time.
I have got so into craft projects this year and could defo use these for some more inspiration and ideas
I like to snuggle under a blanket and watch a good film or read a diverting book,
Lovely giveaway….My craft group would love these
What an amazing prize!
Lovely giveaway thank you
omg! Perfect for my house. We are craft bonkers! Thank you.
I like to get lost in a book, or work on my travel scrapbook!
I love crafting, these would be great!
We love crafting. so this would be fantastic
What a lovely prize! It would make my day to win this x
Ohh amazing! This would be great for craft ideas with the kids :)
i really love the hand lettering and 100 simple paper flowers books.
i can practice lovely handwriting next to my daughter who has just started to write and i do cut flowers in the garden during the growing season but now everything has died back and paper flowers seem like a lovely idea!
I love to sleep.
I adore autumn, those dark nights and crisp mornings, but it is a time for hibernation= drinking tea, hot chocolate or mulled wine (what do I mean ‘or’. I mean ‘AND’) and getting tucked into a cosy bed at an almost-embarrassingly early hour.
I love sleeping in the morning as well, but I have a toddler so that doesn’t happen….
I love crafting along with my wife over at Made With Mummy Love
Awesome bundle of books – great to craft in christmas and 2018.
LOvely fun prize
I love getting lost on Pinterest, especially interiors.
I love lying out on my sofa with the heating on eating chocolate and watching my favourite series on tv
At the moment I am busy making Drama Llama’s in felt to sell at my daughters autum fair – making some cash for the PTFA!
Really fab prize. Would love to win.
Myself and the children love doing crafts, I’m already a soap maker but always looking for new ideas
I like to make crochet Amigurumi
Fab prize – I love crafting
Love to craft! Wonderful prize, something to get stuck into with Winter coming!
Looks good for the wife on long motorhome trips
These would be brilliant for family craft days x
I would be so busy if I won these delightful books. I love crafting!
Good coffee, popcorn, and a movie with the family.
They look like lovely books full of great ideas!
This winter I will start to decorate some vases with ceramic colors, and I had also an embroidery class last month, so I will do also that.. I’m looking forward to my second Winter in Berlin!
what an inspiring collection!
If I won I would share them with my Sister.
A lovely selection of books – I dabble in most crafts but have never tried making soap, so that’s the one that’s really caught my eye
Fantastic – we do a lot of crafting and there is a lot of inspiration there.
Lovely books, I love all sorts f crafts! The paper flowers look very interesting :)
Fantastic selection of books. I love crafting, and there are some books on new crafts there which I would love to try.
Fantastic selection of books. I love crafting, and there are some books on new crafts there which I would love to try. Perfect
Family film nights with yummy hot chocolate x
I love a bit of rainy day crafting. These books are fab
I love going in my craftroom in the evening for some me time x
Lots of lovely books
Thankyou for the competition, great prize x
Thse look like a great selection of books :) x
Would love to win and have a look at different types of crafting!
These look fantastic! Perfect for mastering some new skills over the winter :)
Fantastic giveaway. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!
Craft books are the best gifts! This lot seem like a really fun selection :)
Would love to win these!
EE love arts & crafts! Can’t beat learning a new skill
Great for spending time as a family making bits
I love a good book or making jewellery!
I love cross stitching. I have a massive stained glass Disney project on the go at the moment!
I love crafting & I’m always looking for new ideas. I’d love these xx
Snuggle under a blanket & watch a film with my husband
I tend to relax and bury my head in a good book but it would be much more productive to get creative. x
my favourite thing to do on the cold wintery nights is enter competitions and quilt, not simultaneously mind
A great looking giveaway – lots of practical help
A great selection…something for everyone
My favourite way to spend an evening? Log fire, sofa, knitted blanket, snacks. Possibly also mulled wine.
When my daughter and i are watching tv, usually Bones where she corrects the science or Lucifer on Tuesdays, we do something with our hands. When she’s not doing homework, like art or sewing she’s knitting or designing clothes. I’m usually pouring over patterns and fabrics online or have a sewing magazine on my lap..
I’d love to win the books or one book as I’ve reached the limit of what I can teach my girl. I’d love us to learn new things together ☺
I love to curl up on the sofa or maybe in bed, and read a good book.
A bit of crochet or sewing.
Watch a good drama on tv
Films and a fleece blanket
I love to book fold
snuggle under a blanket on the sofa with a good book and a hot chocolate
Plenty of no tech fun in this bundle! Great giveaway
I used to enjoy cross-stitch by the fire, my partner loves design and lettering.
It’s got to be sewing or baking; something constructive to lighten the mood of a dark evening!
I love needle felting and knitting in the evenings
Making driftwood items from my summer beach combing finds.
I love cuddling up with my dogs,watching old movies,reading a gripping thriller,learning a new craft skill,drinking a steaming cup of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows….etc…etc…
oh l’m new to crafting and if l were lucky enough to win these books would be an inspiration
Sitting by the open fire with a hot chocolate and a book!
wow loads off fun ty x
kids in bed cup of hot chocolate and my kindle, simple but bliss
These all look amazing. I especially love the idea of the paper flower one. I can make one basic type of paper flower and am keen to do some more. I do love crafts.
I like to curl under a blanket with a big cup of tea and some chocolate and enjoy a good book or film :)
I would share these with my sister in laws – we love to do crafts and home made home decorations!
Great prize, can never have too many craft books
Lovely books which my wife would love for xmas
Great selection of books.
I love baking then curling up on the sofa in front of the fire with a big mug of coffee and a good book.
I love crafts and these would keep me busy
my family would get so much peace and quiet if i won these lol x
Perfect prize for me as I love crafting
I love to watch a movie and snuggle under our crochet blanket I made. When my two girls are in bed I love crafting in the evenings I find it so helpful to unwind.
Always wanted to make my own soap, great selection of books there
A fantastic selection of books with lots of lovely new ideas.
Wow what a fantastic bundle of books and right up my street I love crafting especially in the winter evenings, and I am trying to make Christmas pressies this year.
Catch up on some great TV and Films
What a wonderful prize – love crafting
I love cross stitching in the evenings in our cosy lounge.
I would love to get stuck in to these books and get crafting.
these look great to get my craft on
Would love to win these Craft books to keep me and my craft loving son entertained over the winter ☺ thank you
This would be an amazing set of resources. And it would be easier than scrolling Pinterest.
Sit nice and warm under my sherpa blanket and enter a few comps with something good on the box, a glass of red, teeny little cubes of cheese and chocolate. Thanks
bake cakes and do craft
Love to read to unwind towards the end of the day
Such an amazing giveaway i sure love being creative
I love to cosy down in front of a good detective programme with some knitting
Perfect for crafting with the kids over Christmas!
These would be great for the whole family
I love to bake cakes with the kids or do some sewing
some interesting books there
Wonderful, inspirational books,
I’d love to win these lovely books for my best friend, a dedicated crafter :)
great range of books
Oh wow, my daughter and I love crafting and this is a marvellous selection of books.
Great set of books!
Great range – I love trying new crafts!
They look great, I would share with a colleague who is very crafty!
I love crafting and like to try different things making crochet baby romany bling hats at the minute after just finishing a handcrafted necklace & earring set. .next project is a crochet mermaids tail. Would love these books for something different. Brilliant giveaway !
perfect for my granddaughter, she loves making new stuff
These all look great, I would love some inspiration!
I love crocheting scarves while I watch the snow outside…….yeah only usually get that right once a year! And even then its only if I get the kids to bed.
Snuggle up on the sofa under a furry throw with a cat on my lap and a mug of hot chocolate.
I like to settle down with a new box set – or write lists of all the things I still need to buy, make and organise for Christmas (and then lose the list)
I love having more time in the Winter to craft and would love to have these
I love to crochet or do a jigsaw on dark cold nights
What a brilliant prize
Wonderful prize! My daughter and I love crafting
This Bundle would be perfect for me to start crafting have always wanted to learn lots of different crafting projects, I can’t wait until I can start making my Christmas Cards
must of been because it was in the dark…. should have read knitting
What a great giveaway
Love to curl up and enter comps like this online
id love this
looks a lovely set of books
what a lovely selection of craft books
I like to make greetings cards. These books would keep the whole household entertained though & maybe inspire some new hobbies too x
I love crafting and winter is a great time for it with longer, cooler, dark evenings. I sew, knit, cross stich, make cards and journal so these books would be fantastic. They’d give me new ideas for crafts that I already do and introduce me to some new ones as well (soap making).
This might inspire me to get my craft on lol
I like baking, pottering on my laptop and entering comps or just snuggling on sofa watching some tv
This would be an amazing Christmas gift after such a terrible year. My daughter would be over the moon.
Curl up with hot chocolate, cake and a good movie!
Thanks for the great prize and competition. This would be perfect for my mum who loves crafting.
I love to curl up on the sofa with my Kindle!
Great competition – thanks for running this.
The the look of the Supercraft book, though they all look fab!
Brilliant prize. I love crafting with the grandchildren.
My fave thing to do on a cold winter evening is cosy up with some fluffy PJs and a blanket in front of the TV with some embroidery!
These would make a great gift for my sister in law
A really lovely prize to give an insight into many crafts that I haven’t tried.
The lettering book looks really good, beautiful handwriting is such an art form
Ooh this would be great to win as im only just starting out on my crafting journey. Could use all the help I can get lol.
great prize i do loads of crafting
These books look ideal for snow days
I like to make Teddy Bears with my sewing machine, I’m no pro but enjoy all types of crafting, I made an Arsenal Bear for my son with his Arsenal pyjamas, he loved it. I am learning to crochet atm, these books look amazing x
These would be amazing to win and would keep me so busy and happy
This is a lovely selection of inspiring books to help everyone get creative!
What a fantastic selection of books.. these would be fabulous for the long dark evenings!
Love the look of the paper/tags one
Wow, I would love these to do with my daughters xx
I love making things myself as it gives me so much pride. my most recent creation is a colour changing sensory cloud with remote. I would love to win these books. Thank you for the chance :)
I love to read a good book or watch a scary film.
What a great giveaway we love arts and crafts in our house
Lovely books :)
Oh, yes please! We love crafting. :)
I’d like to have a crack at making our own soap with my niece.
Fabulous prize. I fill my evenings with knitting (whilst catching up on box sets!)
WOW What a fab set of books, these would keep me busy forever!
I love sitting in front of the tv and sewing
Amazing prize. Great to do some crafting with the children while its cold outside.
I love doing my cross-stitch.
this looks like a great way of getting the family involved in doing things together which can be more and more difficult at times
a good film or box set to get into
bag of sweets and hot chocolate
and laze on the sofa
Lovely bunch of crafting books. These would keep me occupied for a long time.
This would be amazing :)
love crafting i do alsorts at the moment its cross stitch
Wow..huge crafting lady here..currently knitting an Olaf jumper for 6 year old. I think knitting from the north sounds perfect
Wonderful, my partner and the kids love crafting!
On dark evenings we love to sit in front of a roaring coal fire do crafting
This would be incredible for my daughter
Love crafting, these would be great!
Always love learning new crafts, so these would be great
Wonderful I do love crafting
Awesome! I would love to win this!
These woud keep me busy, thanks for the chance to win x
I would absoluteloy love to win! Thanks for the chance !
Knitting, watching boxsets and eating! Usually all 3 at the same time haha
Snuggling under the covers watching Netflix
Snuggle up and watch TV
Love making things especially for Christmas prezzies, never tried making soap that book looks really interesting , they all look great id be in Heaven with this bundle
I love knitting and crocheting I’m not very good thou lol
sitting under my duvet watching rubbish tv as I am right now!! When it gets closer to christmas I love to get party food as a treat and watch christmas films :)
What a great prize. Nothing like snugglng up with a mug of hot chocolate and working out which craft to do next.
always love a good movie or a book all wrapped up
My granddad smoked Woodbines and taught us how to do the pools – other than that, pretty accurate for me!
My daughter and I would love this!
these look great – I always do more crafting in the winter :)
This would be a fab prize for my mum :) she loves “crafty” things and is an exceptional artist xx
love doing crafts
Got my fingers crossed
I’d never run out of inspiration and ideas with these books, fantastic….
wow such a great giveaway im not sure were i would start
lovely selection of books
I love reading, or knitting while watching a good film.
Snuggling with my dog these would keep me busy as I’m going through chemotherapy treatment
Super prize…just what I need to inspire me to use my stash!
Once the little ones are in bed a like to light some candles, pour a glass of wine and read a good book.
I love making handmade cards. I’m just a beginner at the moment so they are still on the simpler side but still very happy with my efforts
When I’m not online (!) I like to try all sorts of new crafts as I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict, and like to drag my kids into my addiction too.Crochet is my go-to craft at the moment, but I keep leaving it so long I end up a beginner again!
These would be perfect! It can be so difficult to think of exciting new craft ideas x
Once running around after 4 children is done I love getting into my pyjamas and snuggling under a blanket watching a film.
I like wrapping up any Christmas presents that have arrived that day & scrolling through Instagram & Pinterest for Christmas craft & decor ideas!
Read, and learn:- Whether it be information and or a skill.
I love snuggling up and interpreting a book or viewing a motion-picture show on winter nights. Determining a new craft would be neat as well!