I started the crafty-mermaid blog soon after I moved to New Zealand and wanted to have a record of the things I'd been making. I wanted a way of sharing this with some of my friends in Ireland, the US and even in New Zealand.
The last few years have been pretty changeable. I made some wonderful NZ friends and moved in with them. I met and fell in love with BM. Moved in with him and his two cats and then convinced him to move! This year, we bought a house together and I love, love, love it. An Teach Gorm (the blue house). Its been wonderful to document all the changes and to look at the emerging pattern in 20:20 hindsight.
As well as a visual record, I've also found some wonderful, colourful, bright and beautiful blogs. I've visited blogs and started and entered into conversations. Others have called in here and said hi or 'oh that's nice!' and its all been greatly appreciated. I had a rather nice surprize today when I realised that I had 15 followers. I'm so glad you're interested in calling in and seeing what I've been up to. I really enjoy all your comments and love visiting all your blogs. I spend a lot of my time being inspired by what others have created.
So I want to say thank you! I'm offering a giveaway - to anywhere in the world - I'd like to put together a package of crafty-mermaid crafts and post it to one or two of you. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or follow my blog and let me know which of the following makes you'd like.
Option A: Crochet Bunting
Option B: Grey Crocheted Scarf
Option C: Cath Kidson Bag (home sewn from the book Sew with additional lining and internal pockets)
I'll also include a selection of my cards.
I'll pick the winners on the 30th of September.