Monday, December 6, 2010

Crafty fun for everyone!

I've enjoyed reading illustrator Jenny B Harris' Allsorts blog for some time now.  Jenny is an extremely talented artisan and offers many free patterns and downloads for readers to try. She also has an etsy shop where she sells embroidery patterns of dolls dressed in traditional folk costumes from all over the world.

One activity on her blog which my younger daughter has delighted in for the last couple of years is the interactive cloth doll figure Zoe.  With a little clicking and dragging of clothes, shoes, hats, etc, children can dress Zoe in different outfits ready for any occasion!  At the moment, Zoe's clothes reflect a Christmas theme, but do change depending on the time of year.

Even more fun (I think!) is the beautiful gingerbread cottage that requires much sweet decoration in the form of candycanes, jellybeans and other delights.

For the littlies (and the big kids amongst us!), Jenny's blog is a wonderful play to visit.  At the moment, there are lots of Christmas crafts ready to download - all clearly written with patterns included.

Well done Jenny for such a wonderful web resource!!  We visit you often and I hope others receive as much pleasure as we do from your blog!

Fiona  xx

Friday, December 3, 2010

Giveaway winner

What a wonderful week I've had visiting new friends from all over the globe!  From England to Switzerland, Greece to France and the USA back to Australia, I've so enjoyed reading about the snowfalls, seeing new recipes and looking at the gorgeous Christmas decorating taking place. Thank you all for your lovely comments about my new website, designs and tutorial!  Your words are very much appreciated.

Without further ado, I'll announce the winner of my giveaway:

As entrants received extra entries for blogging or tweeting about this giveaway, or for following Nicobelle Design on facebook, we had a total of 19 entries.  The winner was number 14, Jessa Irene from A Holiday Haven!  Congratulations Jessa - I hope you little cousin enjoys wearing the brooch and hair ties.  If you could please email me on with your mailing address, I'll get the goodies out to you first thing next week.

Thank you once again to all of you for entering my giveaway - I'll be blogging about new stock on my website next week so stay tuned.

Have a lovely weekend, and for those in the northern hemisphere, keep warm!!

Fiona  xx
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