Thursday, 10 March 2011

Win a copy of The Crafty Kid - a fab book full of inspiration & instructions

I'm very excited about this book I've just found.  Where have I been??  This gorgeous book was published last summer, and I spotted it whilst out shopping yesterday.

So in love with it have I fallen, that I purchased two copies, so I could give one away to one of you lot!

The Crafty Kid by Kelly Doust is crammed full of irresistibly cute crafts and gifts, both for and with children, from recycled or inexpensive materials.



Although a variety of crafts are included, it is mainly focused on needlecraft, with lots of sewing, knitting, applique etc.  There are helpful hints throughout called 'keeping little hands busy' so if you are making with a smaller child there's always something they can do to help, even if they aren't able to do the full project themselves.



There are instructions for a fab looking pom-pom scarf which I'd like to have a go at first, and step-by-step instructions on making a girls dress from an old pillowcase.

I just adore Kelly's style. You MUST check out her blog for loads of beautiful crafts - including instructions to make a teepee and an adorable kid's poncho.


For a chance to win your own copy of this book, please leave me a comment below saying why you'd like to win.  Make sure you leave a way to contact you - an email/twitter ID/Facebook name etc.  Sorry, but comments without a name will be deleted.

You can gain extra entries by doing any or all of the following, but please mention in your comment what you have done:

1 extra entry Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect
1 extra entry Like my blog Facebook page
1 extra entry Follow me on Twitter
1 extra entry Post on your Facebook status "I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"
1 extra entry Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"
3 extra entries Blog about this giveaway including a link to this page

This competition is open to UK only. Only one entry per household.  Closing date will be 7pm on Sunday 20th March 2011.  The winner will be picked at random. I will make every effort to contact the winner, but reserve the right to re-draw.

Good luck!

72 comments:

  1. I have this and its fantastic, looking forward to when my 2 are just a little older and able to really do the making mostly themselves cos i think they'll love the things even more then! good luck everyone!

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  2. Have tweeted and google friend connect!! I LOVE all crafty books and this one looks fabulous!! :-)

    Maggy

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  3. Oh that looks right up our street! I'm following on Google connect, I've liked your fb page, I follow you on Twitter (!) and I'm off now to tweet!

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  4. 1 extra entry Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect -done

    1 extra entry Like my blog Facebook page - done

    1 extra entry Follow me on Twitter - already doing

    1 extra entry Post on your Facebook status "I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD" - done on https://www.facebook.com/MomonaWire

    1 extra entry Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD" -done as @momonawire01

    That book looks gorgeous!

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  5. Looks like a fab book, was kicked out of needlecraft aged 13, too much blood and swearing for the teacher to cope with lol but J enjoys this kind of thing at school so I need to learn. Have subscribed to blog and fb page, following you on twitter @kniknaxnjj. Good luck with the blog

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  6. @mamamakes - I'd love to win this book, it looks lovely and I'm always looking for craft ideas to do with the kids.

    1 extra entry Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect - already doing
    1 extra entry Like my blog Facebook page - already doing
    1 extra entry Follow me on Twitter - already doing
    1 extra entry Post on your Facebook status "I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD" - done
    1 extra entry Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD - done

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  7. I'd love the book, I have even a craft blog on creative recycling
    http://cambridgecheapskate.blogspot.com/2011/02/reuse-and-recycle-knitting.html

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  8. this looks like a fab book! I follow you on google, twitter and fb and I have tweeted and fb commented so fingers crossed!
    @mamummyblog
    Adele

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  9. Hiya, and thanks for the competition. I love Kelly Doust's book 'The Crafty Minx' so I would definitely like this one too.

    I already follow your blog
    I already follow you on Twitter
    I have tweeted about it

    Good luck all!

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  10. I've done everything apart from blog about it I think. gidders1 Amanda x
    Love this book would be great for my daughter and me!

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  11. Looks like a wonderful book and I might just have to invest in one of these if I'm not lucky enough to win it. I always get confused with entering comps, I erm...follow you on Twitter, have RT'd your comp, can't log into FB to 'like' this or I would, and erm...will that do? I love making stuff with the kids, far better than sitting with the telly on.

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  12. My DD has recently turned 4yrs old and is really into crafts, this book looks full of great crafting ideas

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  13. 1 extra entry Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect
    1 extra entry Like my blog Facebook page
    1 extra entry Follow me on Twitter
    1 extra entry Post on your Facebook status "I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"
    1 extra entry Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"

    All done

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  14. Have liked your FB page.

    Would love to win this book as I'm a mum to one and am always looking for new "rainy day" ideas to do! This books sounds brilliant :)

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  15. Would love to win this for some crafty ideas to do with my little one.

    I follow through Google Friend Connect

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

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  16. i would love to win this book to give me ideas of things to do with my daughter as she loves when we do crafty things! I already follow you through google friend connect and on twitter and i have tweeted too @ashlallan

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  17. I'd love to win as I'd love some inspiration for some extra little things to do with my boys... they love keeping busy and love making things so this would be perfect!

    I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect.
    I like your blog Facebook page
    I follow you on Twitter
    I have tweeted your message

    Thanks for such a lovely competition!

    @yummymumto2

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  18. this looks fab !! my 11 year old loves all things crafty and my 3 year old seems to be following suit :)

    i follow your blog with google connect
    i follow you on twitter
    and am just about to tweet your message :)

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  19. well, one reason I would LOVE to win would be that my blog is centred around doing one creative project a day - quite a commitment that one, slightly underestimated how easy it would be as a single parent of a 5yr old with a full time job! This would spark load sof inspiration I'm sure.
    Also, I'm crazy about crafts!
    I'm following you on twitter now too!
    Thanks x

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  20. clairetheduck

    would love to win this, my daughter loves craft and so do all the girls in the brownie unit i run, am following you on twitter

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  21. I am always looking for inspiration of things to make and this books looks AMAZING!
    I follow your blog, like you on facebook and put you in my status, follow you on twitter and have tweeted about you!
    Fingers crossed now for some luck to win!

    You can find me on Facebook - Kara Bewley Durn or follow me on Twitter @karaboopink

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  22. Please enter me. I'd love to win this as I'm always looking for things to do with my children on my days off from work, I like to make them fun.

    I follow on GFC, Facebook and twitter. @susankmann. x

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  23. Please enter me, I have 3 year old twin girls and it looks like the ideal book to use as they grow. I follow GFC, FB and Twitter.
    You can find me @maris_world or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maris-World/137199346325131

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  24. I would like to win as I made a New Year Resolution to join in with my lovely daughter and become more creative with her.

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  25. I follow on Google Friends Connect and my name is Kate Davis-Holmes which applies to all my comments please to save me typing it out and out again

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  26. I follow you on twitter as @netcurtains

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  27. I tweeted about the competition

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  28. I have put the competition on my Facebook page as Kate Holmes

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  29. I'd like to win because this is right up my street! We love craft as you know, and I'd love more ideas!!

    I've completed steps 1 -5 :)

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  30. book looks great would love to win for my Mum as she loves doing crafts with my kiddies as at 80 she cant run around with them but she can still pass her fab crafty skills on:)

    Following blog through Google Friend Connect

    already like Facebook page - kiki woo on there

    already Follow on Twitter - @kikicomp

    Have posted on Facebook

    Have tweeted

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  31. What a gorgeous giveaway!

    1 extra entry Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect

    1 extra entry Like my blog Facebook page

    1 extra entry Follow me on Twitter

    1 extra entry Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"


    Helen watson - @freyamae1

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  32. I love being crafty with my son, but often need some inspiration. This book looks like it would b perfect for that.
    Following blog on GFC
    Liked on fb- Erica Price
    Follow you on twitter @ericahughes
    Tweeted

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  33. I am now following your Blog
    Ruth Tesdale

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  34. I am now liking your Facebook page
    Ruth M Tesdale

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  35. I follow you on Twitter
    @RuthMarianna

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  36. I have posted about your comp on my Facebook status
    Ruth M Tesdale

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  37. I have tweeted about your comp
    @RuthMarianna

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  38. Looks a wonderful book! I would love a chance to win as Sunnyboy is getting really into crafts now. :)

    I'm following your blog: sunnymama
    I'm following you on Twitter: @sunnydayto
    I've tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/sunnydayto/status/46952348408487936

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  39. I have loads of oddments stashed away but am lacking inspiration as to what to do with them

    @LouiseRWs on twitter

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  40. Followed on twitter @LouiseRWs

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  41. Tweeted the tweet @LouiseRWs

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  42. Following your blog, twitter and tweeted

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  43. Hi,
    thanks for the lovely giveaway. And you are so right her blog is lovely. I too love to make and create and most especially like to make from recycled and vintage fabric so you can imagine how much I love a new craft book to salivate over and pick out more delicious projects to put on my "to do" list. Most especially my DD needs ideas for crafting for part of one of her Doe sections so we can work on things together :)

    @medsdemon

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  44. Follow you on GFC xx

    @medsdemon

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  45. Liked your FB page xx

    @medsdemon

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  46. Put the message on my FB status xx

    @medsdemon
    (sarah allcoat on FB)

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  47. Follow you on twitter xx
    @medsdemon

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  48. Looks fab.

    I follow you on Twitter and FB

    (@B4kersgirl)

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  49. I'd like to win this book as a present for my godsons to keep them entertained!!
    Have done these:
    1 extra entry Like my blog Facebook page
    1 extra entry Follow me on Twitter
    1 extra entry Post on your Facebook status "I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"
    1 extra entry Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD"

    And will schedule a blog post for Thursday to do this:
    3 extra entries Blog about this giveaway including a link to this page

    It's me, Lins :) x

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  50. Would love to win this and make some 'crafty' things with my son - Kirsty Fox
    Have also done the following:-

    Following the blog - robertfox24

    Liked your blog Facebook page - Kirsty Fox

    Following on Twitter - @bloomingfox

    Posted I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD on my Facebook wall - Kirsty Fox

    Tweeted "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD" - @bloomingfox

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  51. would love to win this, i'm not very arty and bookd always give me great inspiration to make fun things with my boys
    @vickyd4v3

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  52. Ok, seriously, all the others may think that they will win this fabulous book, but I know that my Karma will kick me to the top of the list. #justsaying

    Google Friend Follower
    Facebook liker
    have updated FB status
    Twitter follower @domesticgoddesq
    Have tweeted competition

    Five extra entries by my count :-)

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  53. Both my daughter & son are crazy about all things crafty and would love this book I'm sure.

    Liked and shared on Facebook
    Following and Tweeted from @Saspidistra

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  54. This would be absolutely fab for helping me keep my 3 and 6 year olds entertained.

    Hopefully, they'd find doing crafty stuff much more fun than getting each other in a headlock.

    Following on twitter @mrsmildredroper :)

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  55. 3 extra entries for @daisychainbaby for this blog post :0) http://www.daisychainbaby.co.uk/news/2011/03/17/blog-linky-up-to-memyshawdows-super-comp/ x

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  56. I have entered a few extra times, but lost track of what I have done! Don't let that scamp Lins win. She is a right one! x

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  57. I think this book will be beautiful gift for my niece's birthday
    I visited Kelly's blog and I left comment.Her blog has unique atmosphere

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    @marzutek on twitter

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  58. I follow yuor blog via GFC as Marzena

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    @marzutek on twitter

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  59. I already like your blog on facebook as Marzena Sz :)

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    @marzutek on twitter

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  60. I already follow you on Twitter as @marzutek :)

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    @marzutek on twitter

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  61. I posted about giveaway on my facebook page as Marzena Sz

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    @marzutek on twitter

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  62. I tweeted as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  63. i am following your blog via google, i am a twitter follower and i have tweeted re the giveaway.

    I would love to win this book becuase i am a keen crafter and my daughter is starting to get more and more involved in it. It would be great to get some new ideas that we can try together.

    @sbroadhurst

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  64. Would love to win, love bonding with kids while crafting and this book looks like it will provide many happy hours

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  65. Oh, I'd love to win this! I absolutely adore this sort of books! Its great to spend time crafting on your own but is simply wonderful to do it with your child. (pandcands on Twitter)

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  66. I am following your blog through Google Friend Connect.

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  67. I Like your blog on Facebook page.

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  68. I am following you on Twitter (pandcands).

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  69. I posted on my Facebook status "I'm entering Me and My Shadow's blog giveaway for The Crafty Kid book. You can enter here too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD".

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  70. I tweeted "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's giveaway for the Crafty Kid book. You can too http://bit.ly/g3iQRD" (pandcands).

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