Monday 8 August 2011

Magpie Monday - The Blog Birthday Edition

This week marks the 1st anniversary of Me and My Shadow and I have a week-long celebration planned with lots of lovely giveaways.

Magpie Monday is one of my proudest achievements, having come up with the concept and hosted the feature every week since February.

I'm very grateful to the hardcore of hoarders who've supported this blog-hop, and have made Monday my favourite day of the week - I never thought I'd say that! Shouting about the virtues of re-use is something I'm proud to do, and if Magpie Monday has inspired anyone to buy something second-hand and save it from landfill, then I consider that job done.

I love sharing your excitement about your thrifted treasure and have found many new like-minded friends through Magpie Monday - isn't it great to know you're not alone?!

I was jumping for joy the first time Magpie Monday 'went global' and am really happy to have so many bloggers from 'cross the pond regularly contributing. 

To thank you for sharing your finds, I'm giving away a copy of 'My Flea Market Finds Journal'. I own and use a copy of this and find it a great resource of information and a handy place to record my finds and keep measurements and notes.

Divided into handy sections, it features details of how to care for and display your vintage treasure.

My favourite section has to be the 'Fabrics and Buttons' chapter, which also features a how-to on making button jewellery.

In fact, there are lots of great tutorials and inspiration for renovations; upcycling and handmade projects throughout - combining my two pleasures in life!

The specially designed record pages help you keep a note of your favourite finds and places, there are wish lists and handy pockets to store swatches and clippings.

The book is published by CICO Books and retails at £14.99.

If you'd like a chance to win this great journal, please follow the blog through Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment below.  The giveaway is open worldwide and closes at 8pm on Monday 15th August 2011.

Sorry I haven't shared any finds this week - it is all still a bit chaotic following the house move to my parents!  Please do link up below though and share the badge on your post. x

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  1. ooh what a lovely book ... I have only been doing magpie monday for a few months, but look forward to it every week and find everyones finds so inspiring ... Happy Blog Birthday xx
    Maria x

  2. oh and I am a follower of your blog (via friend connect) so would love to be entered in the giveaway x

  3. Fantastic book hmmmm button jewellery making sounds interesting hehe
    Lovely giveaway x
    Sorry i wont be linking this week its been manic with summer hols so only a couple of ebay buys which im still waiting to arrive.... will try and link up next week x

  4. Congratulations (again) on your one year anniversary. Love the book, what a great idea. (don't enter me for the comp though) xx

  5. Thanks so much for doing Magpie Monday, I've really enjoyed taking part (and knowing I'm not alone).

    The book looks lovely too - would make my thrifting very professional looking!

    I follow your blog x

  6. Happy blog birthday! Moving house is so stressful, you have my sympathy x

  7. Love the look of the book, please count me in!

  8. Happy Blog Birthday! Love your Magpie Monday...I always look forward to it. Love the look of that book too, looks fab! x

  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    I know how chaotic moving can be, and then knowing it is not forever, or even for a loong time. (Life has good things in the works for you.)
    We appreciate your hosting this get together for us.

  10. That sounds like a great book, I had no idea such a thing existed. Thanks for the giveaway x

  11. I think Magpie Monday is one of your finest achievements, with wide-reaching positive effects. That said, I am sorry I am not doing a post this week, only due to work commitments, but I will link up a twit pic of a pair of boots bought a while ago but still lurking in my locker!
    I'd love to be entered into the draw for the book too - looks fab! xx

  12. Good luck with the house move. I need to join back in next week with what I found at a jumble sale.

    The journal is a great idea so I'd like to be entered into the draw for that - already following you too.


  13. happy blogversary - hope you manage to find yourself a new home soon. Great comp.please add me into the draw.
    I really must try and get involved in magpie monday one week, i am forever browsing charity shops!

  14. Just found your blog through Make Do Mum - I love it!
    Happy anniversary :o)
    I'd love to win this prize very much indeed.
    Aw, nice to have found you x

  15. Oh I would LOVE this book! Please enter me in the draw!

  16. I have really loved MagpieMonday and remember very well that nervous first week! Though I have not contributed every week...I do love it!
    Thanks for the comp too Liz, Amanda x

  17. Happy Blogoversary! I never knew books like that existed, what a fab idea.

    (I'm following you, you know that, I'm sure)

  18. Happy Anniversary! Fabulous book. I'd love to take part in the giveaway please. I am a follower.

    Madison xxx

  19. You know I'm a fan and a follower already dear, missed your usual Magpie post but completely understand. Do hope you'll get back to normal soon
    Mrs T xx

  20. Happy Blogaversary!!!

    Following you via GFC


  21. Happy Bloggy Birthday! I thought I already was following via GFC. But apparently I wasn't. I am now! ;) What a lovely prize :) x

  22. Happy Birthday to you! Liked and following your blog x

  23. Sounds like a lovely book. Just what I need to give me a little inspiration. @ericahughes

  24. Happy 1st Anniversary!

    Already following you via GFC

  25. Happy Anniversary

    The book looks lovely - would make an amazing gift for my mil

  26. Following with GFC (Paul Witney) - please count me in - @pepicola3

  27. Happy 1st Anniversary!

    Following via gfc

    @kiki_725 on twitter