Oct 31, 2011

Hop Skip Jump GIVEAWAY

Do you know the blog Hop Skip Jump? Perhaps you have seen Fiona's beautiful softies before? I have long been a huge fan of her work. When I first started looking at softies why back in the days when I was dedicated to chunkychooky-  before My Bearded Pigeon hatched and I was first thinking about something I wanted to make I found Fiona's softies  pretty quickly and I was hooked.  I love the fabric she uses, the lovely neutral tones and the unisex nature of the toys. Nothing frilly! I love the simplicity of the faces and the great little outfits her toys have. She inspired me to have a go and although I would never dare compare anything chunkychooky to her brilliance I do love love love everything she makes!!! ( alright enough gushing)  

So imagine my high pitched squeal when this arrived in the post: 




With three of my favourite words in the byline- ECO FRIENDLY TOYS! Woop!! This is full of fantastic projects all beautifully photographed and lots of wonderful organic fabrics used. The patterns all come in a little envelope in the back of the book- which I love - no photocopying, it's also really easy to find which pattern you want. There are some great ideas about where to source eco friendly fabrics too.There is a range of projects in here from easy-peasy to a little bit harder but nothing hugely complicated.
here is a peek inside:

photo used with permission 
photo used with permission

*sigh* I had all these great plans to make something from the book to show you with this review as Busy is desperate for the kangaroo - with joey in the book- but it will have to wait until Christmas now I think...

Do you love it?? Do you want one of your own?? Do you think its about the right time to make some softies for Christmas?
If you answered YES then I have some good news! Penguin have given me ONE copy to giveaway to Australian residents only. All you have to do is be a follower of this blog, have a little look around and leave a comment below before the 3rd November at midnight.  You can tweet it or facebook it (??) or mention it on your blog if you like.
The book is released on the 31st October if you can't wait.

28 comments:

  1. Oh. Yes, yes I'd love that book! Because I don't have enough things stopping me from cleaning the house!! Miss Ruby could have a little doll and Flynn would love to pull the legs off an octopus!

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  2. What a gorgeous book! I love the little octopus - great for boys or girls. I think I could manage a few Christmas presents if I planned ahead. (Like starting now!)

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  3. Oh wow, this book looks amazing. I'm counting down the days til I finish my last Uni assignment and I can get my sewing machine back out and get creative once again. Please count me in for this giveaway. x

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  4. Pick me, pick me! Think of all the groovy things I could make for bubba Joe - cool as!!!!!!

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  5. cool - I'd soooo love this book!

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  6. Such a brilliant giveaway Cath!
    Would love something like this - I need to learn to follow a pattern!XX

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  7. Love the pictures from the book

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  8. With so many patterns on the web, i confess i haven't bought a crafty book in ages. but there's nothing like sitting down and flicking through a real life book, is there? this one looks like a beauty.

    xo

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  9. Oooo, yes please, count me in! It looks absolutely lovely.

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  10. Lovely book, I would love to win!!o

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  11. I love Fiona's softies and I love her new book. I picked it up in the bookshop and desperately wanted to purchase it but we're not buying books at the moment so I couldn't. I would love to win it!

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  12. Oh oh oh it is LIVE - printed and out there - oh my!!

    Following her blog for a long time and was looking forward to seeing it - live preferable (grin)!

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  13. That monkey on the cover is just gorgeous. He would make a lovely friend for one of my own little monkeys :)

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  14. Would love this book! My 5y.o would love to be co-owner of the book. We have mama wallabies with joey in pouch that feed out the front of our house. So kangaroo and joey softie would create much joy x
    p.s of course i am a follower {here and on instagram}
    leahdeighton at gmail dot com

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  15. I would love the opportunity to create those gorgeous creatures. I've got a couple of great-nieces/nephews due and I've got 4 weeks recuperating time at home to do nothing - perfect!

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  16. Woot! I would so love to make a few cute things out of this book for my niece and nephew for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. It looks gorgeous... I'm in NZ but would donate to an Aussie if I won :)

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  18. I would love this book, I have just started my first softie; a dinosaur... would love to make more!

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  19. I just love Fiona's projects too and would love to make the monkey on the cover for just a start. Follower too!

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  20. It looks great! I must say that quirky little octopus friend has won my affection.
    Have a lovely week.

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  21. What a delightful book, I would love a copy!

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  22. That is such a fabulous book! Yes please, I'd love to be in the draw :) Thanks Cath. Kx

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  23. oo ar, yes please.
    fingers crossed like usual!

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  24. I'm so happy to hear Fiona has a book, she so deserves all the success.
    Hop Skip Jump was one of the catalysts for me to create my own products
    yay am a follower now. thanks for the giveaway
    x cinti

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  25. this is a comment from Kate @ Foxs lane who is having computer issues.

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  26. Oh, I do like that octopus! Thanks for a lovely giveaway, Cath! xo

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  27. oopps, did I forget to enter :( ♥

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