Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas book wishlist and a giveaway

Who still hasn't finished their Christmas shopping?  Well, I certainly haven't... and I'm not panicking quite yet.

I have three new book reviews on the site which would all make great gifts for a crafter. Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam, and Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions by Nancy Zieman.

The lovely people over at Charles and David have also given Backstitch customers an additional discount on these books in their shop, making it possible for you to purchase these books at better than half price with free P&P... can't say fairer than that!  The links and discount codes are at the bottom of each review in our articles section.

And, how would you like to win a copy of The Bag Making Bible and Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions?

How do I win a copy of these books?

There are two ways to enter the competition:
1. Follow Backstitch on Facebook
2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which of our bundles you would most like to recieve under the tree this year, and what you would make with it.
You can enter two times into the draw. One entry via each method. Once the competition closes, at 12:00 GMT on Sunday 19 December 2010, we will pick one entry at random from all valid entries.

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions
1. Entry to the competition is restricted to two entries per person please.
2. You must be a follower on Facebook to enter via that medium.
3. Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK address.
4. Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
5. Winners will be contacted via blog/ Facebook names displayed on our website.
6. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
7. The competition will run from 12 December 2010 11:00 GMT until 19 December 2010 12:00 GMT.
8. Backstitch is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.


  1. oooh - rum punch or a vodka martini please

  2. well it would have to be either Gin Fizz bundle or Blue Train bundle they are gorgeous! Have RT'd too! @misspbluedeva x my finger are crossed x

  3. I love your Mint Julep bundle

  4. My favourites would have to be hurricane or rum punch. I've RT'd @sewquine

  5. Sundowner looks like a great bundle to make some bags with! The hurricane bundle would be very useful too - a little plain goes a long way in mini quilts and the choice of colours would be good to have on hand.

  6. What a wonderful giveaway!

    I think it would have to be the Blue Train Bundle for me. I've been pondering over making my first quilt for a while, and those are just my colours :)

  7. Hurricane because it would help with a big project I have planned for 2011 or Hot Apple Pie as I'm having a thing about cool greens at the moment and would love to make a bag in this colourway

  8. Ooh Brown Cow bundle please! So unusual looking. (And a good name...)

  9. Mint Julep looks very tasty! As for what to make, hmm, something for my mum - a cute little bag maybe.

  10. I have to admit that I would like the Bag Making Bible and I would make a present for my wife from it as she has made a few bags and is always looking for ideas for more.

  11. Ooh the woo woo bundle would make some great things for my little boys bedroom he's 15 months so I'd make some cushions and save some to make a car roll and a crayon roll for when he's a little older!

  12. Blue Train bundle...... would love it under my tree!

  13. I love the Rum Punch bundle, just gorgeous, though it was difficult to choose. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  14. Definitely the Golden Dawn bundle - for a bag and a headband (with a little left over to add to a corsage)!

  15. Such a hard descision, choosing just one my favourite is the "Whiskey Sour Bundle"... I would make lovely bunting and matching pillows..

    Claire @ Madefor3

  16. I am totally loving the pink lemonade bundle. If this appeared under my Christmas tree, I would make lovely note wallets, money purses, spec holders, ipod holder and lavender pillows with these inspiring, colourful fabrics! Merry Christmas!

  17. They are all too delicious for words! Think I'd go for the woo woo bundle.
    thanks for the chance to win.

  18. I think that I'd go for the Pink Lemonade Bundle - I bought a sewing machine a few months ago and we are still getting to know each other, so I'd probably make a cover for it - hopefully appeasing the sewing machine gods, and also stopping my cat from playing with it!