Jun 16, 2010

MEGA GIVEAWAY!!!!! new softies book giveaway!


The lovely people at Penguin have sent me another book to review and I have THREE copies to giveaway to the lovely clever folk who read this blog. WORLD WIDE SHIPPING!!! HOORAY for us!! 

The book is called SIMPLE SOFTIES. You may have seen the other books in this series called Softies and More Softies. This is like the prequel. This is the perfect book for someone who has never made a softie before. The patterns are very simple with great pictures, loads of diagrams and really clear instructions. This is my favourite- The Owl and The Pussycat and their lovely pea green boat.
I also love these pretty cats and the raindrop too...
There is a great glossary of stitches in the back to teach you some simple embroidery to do the softies faces. It is the perfect book for a beginner and some of the projects would be great for older children too.  Many of the projects do not require a sewing machine- so if you have never made a softie, don't have a sewing machine and have been looking for a place to start- here it is! If you have made lots of softies and need some inspiration for something new- this book is great for you too... I will definately be making a few of these projects for presents.
If you would like to win a book just leave a comment here and make sure you leave an email address if you don't have a blog. I will draw a winner on Tuesday 22nd June and if you miss out the book will be available in stores from 28th June.
Yippeee! and if you are reading this on wednesday it is not to late to vote here

80 comments:

  1. Woohoo! I love a good craft book. Pick me pick me pick me....

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  2. Oh, I love the owl and the pussycat...one of my favorite poems when I was a kid. I have a made a few softies but could very well do with a simple book. How nice of you to share with us!

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  3. Squee at the cuteness!! I would love to win this :)

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  4. I would love to win. It's looks a lovely book.

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  5. A gorgeous book...one that if I don't win..will definitely have to be purchased for inspiration!

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  6. A beginner softie maker .... THAT's MEEEE!!!!!

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  7. How cute are those softies? I've been wanting to try my hand at some and would love to win.

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  8. This is just what I have been looking for!

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  9. Me, I'm in - total novice books sounds perfect. xx

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  10. the owl and the pussycat look so ace! A book that gives you stiches reminders is also getting a thumbs up from me. fingers crossed...

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  11. Oh wow what a great book! I'd love it to help teach my daughters and neice to sew!

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  12. Oh you have to pick me!! I could give you the sob story of needing new books because of the fire but that would be unfair ;) So pick me because I'm awesome and love simple!! Woohoo!! Thanks for the chance xox

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  13. Would love a chance to win - thanks

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  14. oh this new book looks adorable!!!! and my softie making too!!!how fab to be able to give some away

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  15. Caleb is working his way through a Softie book at the moment and I bet he would LOVE this, looks perfect for him to hone his love of sewing - can never get them started too early I think

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  16. Oh my daughter would love this. *crosses fingers and squeezes eyes shut for luck*

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  17. Oh pretty! Please put me in to win that. I only started following your blog a couple days ago - glad I did now!

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  18. This looks so fun! I have one baby neice and one on the way, so I'm excited about the prospect of handmade toys! :)
    Besides that, I'm just addicted to giveaways!
    Email: happenstancer@gmail.com

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  19. Agreed! That owl is the sweetest little thing. I am crossing my fingers! :)

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  20. It's Wednesday but I 'm here ! What a great book I'd love to win one , thanks !

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  21. Those pussy cats are adorable and I've never really made a softie before so this book would be perfect (should Random Number Generator be on my side)!

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  22. this books sounds perfect for me - a softie novice!

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  23. What an ace giveaway!
    It looks like a great book & there's always room for another craft book on the shelf.

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  24. I would looove one of those books!
    The softies look soo cute:)

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  25. This looks like a great book - the owl and the pussycat look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Ooh, neat-o! Choose me, 'kay?

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  27. I'm already in love with the cover! I have More Softies, but this one sounds a little more like where my skill(less) level is at!

    Have fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed for the stitchy competition :-)

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  28. Ooooh lucky you to get to review these great books! I plan to get busy on some softies using my thrifted blankets, this could be very useful, fingers crossed...

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  29. Please, please, please, please let me win this! I have the other two books and totally ♥ them :D

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  30. What an amazing giveaway!! I would so love to win this book to share with my daughter, Lucy, who loves to make softies. She has been begging me for a Softies book but we haven't managed to get one yet. I love the rain drop! Thanks for this exciting giveaway xo

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  31. Yay a giveaway. I would love to win. I have just added you to my reader, which I meant to do last Thursday.

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  32. another softies book- very cool x Thanks penguins!
    camandtan (at) yahoo (dot) com!

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  33. What a cute book - would love to win it!

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  34. yay for beginners! Perfect for meeee!

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  35. I suck at sewing! do you mean I could actually MAKE something...and where to buy??!!

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  36. Count me in. What a wonderful book! Oh, and good luck - I've voted for you!

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  37. Don't pick Cam! Pick MEeeeeeee

    How cute is the little submarine!

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  38. Wow, the cats are very cute! What a lovely book.

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  39. Oh Wow, I love the look of that book, those cats are adorable! so many ideas....

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  40. how cute are those kitties! my girls would love them! just right for my crafty 6-yr old to make herself - it's all about kitties at our house right now!

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  41. making softees is my hobby i am desperate to win this book

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  42. What an amazing giveaway! This books looks so great =D
    Thanks a lot for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  43. This looks amazing! I would LOVE to enter this lovely giveaway.

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  44. hi, love your work!
    ...and i'd love that book!

    i have a clothing label 'chinky wooster', and a gallery rang me last week wanting some of my stuff but had been told my name was chunky chook. they got it wrong bigtime but now coincidentally i've found you!
    i don't have a blog (too busy making stuff!)only an online store.
    looch@chinkywooster,com

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  45. this looks great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  46. I have purchased the other two from the series, so win or lose this one has been added to my wish list.
    Much Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jen in Melbourne

    PS - I'm also known as Blogless Jen, but my e-mail is available via my Google profile :)

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  47. Hello again! I would love to own this book so putting my hat in the ring for the draw. Thanks!

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  48. I love it and would love to win. I have the other two books already! Thanks for the chance!

    x, Maureen

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  49. My 4yr old wants to be a submarine driver and I'd love to make him the cute sub softie! Thanks for the chance!

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  50. Lovely projects - fingers crossed I win!!

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  51. Would love to add this one to my collection, and complete the trio!

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  52. I'd love to give this to my daughter who LOVES making softies so please pick me!!!

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  53. Oh so very cute!! I'd love to win this!!

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  54. Looks like just the level of softie making that I need!!!!

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  55. Hi, this is my first time ever on a creative blog and thank you so much to Tracey from Bountifully for getting me started. You are both so inspiring and I would love a fantastic book like this to get started on a creating journey.

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  56. AHHHH! I have been waiting for ages for this book to come out... 28th of june, I don't think I can wait that long!

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  57. hooray! oh fingers crossed!
    x Pepper

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  58. This books great..plus out of books I have, I don't own a softie book. This look definitely appeals to me!

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  59. oh Cath...my little monster maker would absolutely adore this book...not so secretly, so would his mother :)The owl and the pussycat brings back so many memories :)

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  60. Couldn't resist this giveaway! I'll keep my fingers crossed and so will the kids

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  61. Hey Cath,
    Great blog. I may just become your biggest fan and follower :P. How inspiring.
    Pick me. Love K.K.C

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  62. Cute! I could make those, and I bet my five year old son would love to too!

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  63. it would be nice to win. i've got the other softie book..i've almost made a whole softie, he's without eyes....so maybe i'm not worthy of winning the book.

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  64. I think they stole your designs!

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  65. yey!!
    this book looks so cute!
    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  66. the owl and the pussycat got me, I would LOVE a copy of this book. Finally got my bday sewing machine out of its box and learnt to thread it oh only a year and a week past the bday I got it for. time to make SOMETHING

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  67. Oooh yay! I love the softies books... but haven't felt quite up to the challenge yet, so a a beginners version is perfect!

    What a lovely giveaway!

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  68. What a sweet sweet book, I would love to win a copy. The owl and the pussycat are gorgeous.
    Katie
    knygh[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  69. My mum asked me to comment on her behalf, saying she would LOVE this book because it would help her procrastinate. :)

    She likes your blog and wanted to leave a comment but she didn't know how... hehe.

    Thanks lovely Cath! Awesome giveaway.

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  70. OMG that looks adorable! I'd love to win this. I'm not good at crafts, but my sister is crazy for all of those things, and she would love something like this. I'll take the stuff she makes. :)

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  71. That book looks lovely. I've never been particularly good at making softies. Perhaps with a book like that I could do better.

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  72. My kids would love the softies in this book:)

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  73. WHat a cute little book. I love the ricrac usage.

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  74. such a beautiful book ... well done.

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  75. Way too gorgeous a book :) Thank you for thinking of us all :) :)

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  76. I would LOVE to win such a gorgeous book! Pick Me!

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  77. Oh I hope I am in time to still be in the draw, love the submarine and know a little one that would adore it.

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  78. Me, me, me!!!! They look fantastic. And do-able even with my sewing skills. Pick me :-)

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