Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bonnets on for Easter!

Eva's playschool requested that today she attended wearing an Easter Bonnet, preferably one that I have helped her to make. So here's what we did:

First we dug out from the bottom of the dressing up box her old straw hat...

and had fund painting some coloured pieces of card.

 Then I cut some cream felt and pink fabric for some ears, I also added a layer of pelmet vilene sandwiched in the middle to add some structure to the ears. I stitched around the pink layer with two layers of running stitch.

Eva then cut out the eggs and chicks from the painted papers and added detail (her word - from Mr Maker apparently) with a fine liner pen and I stitched some yellow strips of paper around the brim for the nest and stuck on the decorations. I stitched the ears on with the sewing machine.

Last night once we had attached the under chin elastic, she was very excited! Throwing out my favoured theory of less is more I also stuck on some decorated eggs that Eva made at playschool and some small furry chicks, after she went to bed.

However in the light of day, is this the saddest girl ever to wear an Easter Bonnet?! I am sure she'll cheer up when she finds her chocolate eggs. Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I Love Yarn Knitting Bag - Giveaway!

If you are a reader of Let's Knit Magazine you may have already spotted my hand screen printed, I Love Yarn knitting and crochet bag on page 55. I am delighted to have another product in the press and thought I would celebrate with a giveaway. But first let me tell you about the prize!

These large lightweight tote bags, great for taking your knitting or crochet project out and about. Let's Knit magazine says:


"Handmade & Fabulous: We adore evajeanie's I Love Yarn bag and it's perfect for taking your knitting out and about now the warmer weather is here. The bag is 100% cotton and is screen printed by hand right here in the UK. Visit for more goodies!" 

I couldn't have said it better my self!

Let's Knit is a lovely magazine and a must for yarn lovers, it is packed with on trend patterns for spring and for novices to knitting (like me) there are practical guides with diagrams in the back.


The Giveaway:

So if you fancy a lovely bag to take yarn shopping and keep your spring project in, then enter my giveaway, here's how, there are many ways to enter.

Please include your email address in each entry below:

1. Visit the new evajeanie website and check out the other lovely accessories in my shop. Come back here and leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win!

2. Follow me on Twitter @evajeanie  Tweet about this giveaway. Copy and paste the following tweet "Enter to win a screen printed I Love Yarn Knitting bag from @evajeanie on her blog"  Include the link and your email address in the comment below.

3. Follow eveajeanie on pinterest. Include your email address in the comment below. Pin a bag image from this blog post and mention the yarn bag giveaway in the caption. Include the link and your email address in the comment below.

4. Share this giveaway on your blog or tumblr. Include the link and your email address in the comment below.

You need only do one of the above, but the more ways you enter the higher your chances of winning are.

Each comment counts as a separate entry. I will use a random number generator to select the winner. Please leave your email address or some form of contact in the comments below so I can let you know if you win. This giveaway will end on March 21 and I will announce the winner on the Friday 22nd March.