Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Some great eBay sellers, another review, and yes more giveaways ...

Dear all,

Aren't I'm frequent? 1st of all hello to my new followers, it is always nice to make new friends.

I think it is probably that I haven't been blogging for some time during the exams that I have so much to say. I should get my results next week, so both excited and scared at the same time.
There are certain things people end up doing due to stress and to calm down. What was my vice during long days revision do you think? And no it was not to pick up cross stitch more often ... I forbid me to do that. Instead it was eBay shopping ... dare I say, stash!


So wanted to share 2 'stories' with you.

Remember the following fella by Judy Rossouw:

does my bum look big in this?

Well one of my eBay searches was concerning can I find anything else by this lady... And I am now a proud owner of the following kit:

Love at First Sight
I bought it from a lady on eBay; and not only that but once I mentioned I am having difficulty finding patterns/kits by this artist/designer the lady responded saying she came across a chart with Flamingos by Judy Rossouw ... she then looked up the issue name and number and found me another seller on eBay who sold this chart! Talk about amazing service! The flamingo chart (which I own as well):

hooked on you

This lady is selling more cross stitch stuff HERE. So do check out Lovinastitch (that's what she calls herself). I love the 28 count fabric ... but after the amount I have bought I think I am placing myself on a ban (though most individually were great deals).

Concerns DMC threads. Threads are so expensive! About 70/80p in shops per skein. Browsing the web so far one can get it down to 42p + postage. Well I found an even better offer!!!

Not sure how long its for as it is a sale. Click HERE.

If you are buying over 105 it is 30p per skein, and 35p for numbers below that, and free delivery. Have to warn you though it does not come from smoke free environment if you are squirmy about such stuff. I am airing all my threads before adding them to mine, but for such value one doesn't mind pegging them outside. 

Bargains right? 


Now a review. This one is actually getting a good rating:

'20 Floral Bags to Make' by Susan Cariello 7/10
This book one doesn't get for the bags, but for the flowers. There a few techniques I will be trying from this book. It is definitely time to venture into the 'More' of the 'Stitching in Crosses and More ...'



#1 - 300 Follower/300th post giveaway @ Kitten Stitching
Kaye is giving away some pretty exciting stuff; to be fair if you are not already following this lady, you probably should.

look at the cat Kaye stitched!
To see more pictures, and find out how to enter click HERE.

Deadline: 2nd July 2013

#2 - Bear No.80 Giveaway @ Bears with Numbers
The giveaway is for the following items. Lydia is very kind don't you think? I do love her bears and looking forward to following the blog. Do 'bear' [wink] she writes in russian.

To enter click here
Deadline: 21st June 2013.

#3 - 1st Blogaversary Giveaway @ Igrushkin House 
Another pretty toy from a russian blog:

Did I mention I was going to sew a soft toy? I will mention in another post sometime.

To enter click here.
Deadline: 23rd June 2013.

#4 - SANQ Vol. 9 Giveaway @ A Stitcher's Story
Vickie is giving away a few samplers' charts. These are just a few of them:

I am myself not that into samplers so won't participate ... but they look so good I just had to share.

To enter click here.
Deadline: 23rd June 2013

#5 1st Blogaversary Giveaway @ by-ekaterina 
the blog is called differently ... but in russian, but it does have the lady's name in the title.

Ekaterina is giving away this gorgeous handmade notebook:

Isn't she very talented?

To eneter click here.
Deadline: 25th June 2013.

#6 - A Special give-away, please enter now @ Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.
Nancy is having yet another exciting giveaway. I really need to win the lottery so I can buy everything I want. Her threads are definitely on the list. This giveaway is for you to enter a friend. I have entered my sister. Who will you enter?

To enter click here.
Deadline: 30th June 2013

#7 - Blog Birthday @ Pontinhos da Kat
And the gorgeous giveaway is:

I have been wanting to stitch a bicycle for some time now. 

To eneter click here.
Deadline: 30th June 2013

#8 - Just a Giveaway @ Rukodelkin Dom
Another generous lady from Russia giving a gift.

To enter click here.
Deadline: 30th June 2013

And lastly ...

#9 - Chart giveaway @ Tangled Threads
One of my favourite designers Rhona Norrie is giving away the following chart:

I am not entering myself, but I bet someone else would like a chance to win this chart. 

To enter click here.
Deadline: 24th June 2013

Till soon,



  1. I really like the pattern with the frogs! I love frogs! I have one tattooed on my back :D

    Cool giveaways!

  2. hahahaha! The hippo chart is hilarious! Thank you for mentioning my blog giveaway. =)

  3. Aww cute frogs..I love them
    Big hugs x

  4. Nice shopping! Those kits look adorable :D

  5. Great new stash and thanks for mentioning my Giveaway plus all of the other great giveaways, too.

  6. What a great blog post, Lija! Your hippo is adorable. How very nice for the eBay seller to find you another chart by the same artist. That's awesome service! Thank you for sharing all the giveaway links. That's the most I've seen in one place!

  7. Great new stash! I feel like the hippo sometimes! :D
    I have my 1 year blog anniversary giveaway, have you entered it? Deadline 27th June, winner will be announced on the 28th x

  8. Love your hippo finish...too cute! Love the other charts too.
    Thanks for the link to all those giveaways...and for mentioning mine too! :)