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Christmas Crafts Giveaway - Holly's Hobbies!


The Christmas 2010 Handmade Crafts Giveaway!

So here it is... Merry Craftmas! I know we're early, but we wanted to get the festive give-away out with time to spare as regards Christmas posting deadlines. According to http://www.lastpostingdates.co.uk/, it should be OK.

We'll be back with a Christmas message for you all a little bit closer to the time, but until then, here's this months sponsor - Holly Hinton of Holly's Hobbies!

And to enter this month's give-away? Just visit Holly's site and then come back and tell us which of her kits or creations is your favourite and why. We'll be accepting entries until midnight on Sunday 12th December 2010 (as usual, all entries are moderated at our discretion).

Holly's Hobbies - Cross-Stitch Heaven!!

Holly Holly Hinton was taught to stitch when she was four years old but only became hooked when she discovered cross stitching as a teenager.

Holly Many finished pieces and years later after the arrival of her first child Holly was unable to find a bright baby sampler to stitch for him, so she designed her own and Holly's Hobbies was born!

Holly designs and sells personalised cross stitch Name Sampler kits and charts on her website and this forms the backbone of her business with loyal cross stitch customers worldwide. All Holly's Hobbies kits are personalised with any name and text specified and posted worldwide at no extra cost and for less than the cost of many standard cross stitch kits.

The best sellers are definitely the Fairy Name Sampler Kit for girls with it's cute fairies peeking around letters and Transport for boys with its bright and bold cars, trains and planes, but Holly is constantly adding new designs to the range.

In addition to kits and charts, Holly has recently started stitching some of her own Christmas designs and selling them in her Christmas Handmade shop on Zibbet and at local craft fairs and Christmas markets in Staffordshire. Holly's favourite "Merry Christmas" bunting has also proven to be extremely popular with customers. Holly is expanding her online handmade range in the New Year to include more cross stitch designs with year-round appeal.

This month's prize is a NOEL bauble wall hanging designed and stitched from Holly's Christmas range and features metallic gold thread to make it really sparkle. It is approximately 5½" wide by 31" long including the heart topped wire hanger and is backed in green and tan checked cotton fabric. This design is also currently available to buy in kit or chart form.

Holly Holly Holly More about Holly's Hobbies
Email: info@hollyshobbies.co.uk
Cross Stitch Kits & Charts: http://www.hollyshobbies.co.uk
Christmas Handmade and Kits: http://www.zibbet.com/HollysHobbies
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollys-Hobbies/122527821127574
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Hollys_Hobbies

Giveaway listed at: ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions

Comments (18)

Gravatar for Lynn

Snowman - small
l love this kit as l collect Snowmen for the windowsil at Christmas and this put in a small frame would just fit in nicely...

Posted by Lynn on 07/12/2010 15:53:08

Gravatar for carole maciver

i love all these kits and the christmas ones well amazing work

Posted by carole maciver on 07/12/2010 20:22:03

Gravatar for Mary Preston

I am always looking for unique gifts. Beautiful!!

Posted by Mary Preston on 08/12/2010 10:47:25

Gravatar for laura jones

love homemade items i am trying to sell handmade cards your items are wonderful

Posted by laura jones on 08/12/2010 16:35:17

Gravatar for KATHY  DOWNING

I love the stockings name sampler.
I can just see my name on those red stockings

Posted by KATHY DOWNING on 08/12/2010 20:13:48

Gravatar for Nikki Pilkington

The name samplers are gorgeous - especially the Fairy one - would look lovely in my daughter's bedroom.

Posted by Nikki Pilkington on 09/12/2010 16:00:58

Gravatar for littlewrenpottery

Merry christmas folks! I used to do cross stitch when I was a kid, I used to enjoy it. Strangely relaxing.

Posted by littlewrenpottery on 10/12/2010 14:41:45

Gravatar for Stathis

Merry Christmas!!! I particularly love the stockings name sampler!!!

Posted by Stathis on 10/12/2010 22:51:39

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I love cross stitch. Actually, I used to create beautiful yet simple images made from it like the picture of flowers, trees, and scenic views. Anyway, this December, I want to give a cross stitch gift to my special friends and family. But then, because of my hectic schedule, it might be better to order in your the given local craft stores.

Posted by (Keywords removed) on 11/12/2010 08:49:10

Gravatar for claire woods

I love the Prince Name Sampler. This would be perfect for my son Samuel. We always call him Lord Samuel - especially when he's being bossy!

Posted by claire woods on 11/12/2010 09:42:19

Gravatar for Angie

The name samplers are fab, would be great to see the stocking sampler hanging on my fireplace!!

Posted by Angie on 11/12/2010 17:06:08

Gravatar for denise mallinson

Great prize"!

Posted by denise mallinson on 11/12/2010 17:46:13

Gravatar for karen dixon

I'm new to do doing hobbies, but already I love them. I can't wait to make them for my twin nephews i'm sure that they will love them

Posted by karen dixon on 11/12/2010 17:57:23

Gravatar for HELEN CRUSE

I love the Fairy Numbers... Beautiful.

Posted by HELEN CRUSE on 11/12/2010 19:55:52

Gravatar for Cathy MacLennan

My favourite is the Fairy Individual Letters. These look ideal for a little girls bedroom

Posted by Cathy MacLennan on 11/12/2010 23:31:32

Gravatar for lucy vassallo

handmade things are so much better.lovely kits :)

Posted by lucy vassallo on 12/12/2010 11:23:34

Gravatar for june houlton

problems solved with style and flair,
wonderful choice from people that care.

Posted by june houlton on 12/12/2010 16:01:02

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

Thats all folks! The Xmas give-away is now closed. We will announce the winner shortly (as usual).. :)

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 13/12/2010 05:57:58

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