The Big Book Giveaway

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Giveaway!!!! (Closed)

That’s right folks… I’m giving you the chance to win a copy of ‘Creative Felting’ by Lizzie Houghton. it is an absolutely gorgeous book, the photographs are beautifully shot, it has various step-by-step instructions & quite a few projects. Check out Lizzie’s website here. So… if you fancy having a go & want to get your mitts on this book…

… all you need to do is become a follower (if your not already of course!) & leave me a comment telling me what it is that you love about felt.  For me it’s the vibrant colours & the texture… what about you?


(This giveaway IS open internationally.CLOSED.)

The Big Destash

I don’t know if I’ve really explained my current living situation before. I live in a houseshare with the lovely Faye, her fella, another girl, the landlord & his dog. It’s a big house but it needs a real overhaul. And said dog needs a bath! Therefore I basically spend about 90% of my time at Drummer Boy’s house. We live here with two of his sisters, one of their’s fiance & a scientist lodger! However DB’s house is in much better shape, only has a visiting dog (Alfie, I might introduce you one day!), & currently a rabbit in the back garden, but this is the place I call home.


Now spending sooooo much time here & not really missing alot of the stuff I have back at mine has led me to the realisation that I obviously don’t need all the stuff I have there. Obviously I want some of it, but well, a lot of it has got to go!


I have just patiently entered 22 barcodes into the musicmagpie website so that they take some of it off my hands & send me a cheque… hooray! A few good quality items will be Ebay’d. I will go over my crafting items with a critical eye & put aside that which I know I honestly won’t use for a destash section in my hopefully-not-too-far-off Etsy shop. I think unwanted (& hardly worn) shoes might find their way to Ebay, & of course, there’s always the charity shop.

(image found here)



But what about my books??!


I have decided that these fall into two seperate categories. I have some old, well thumbed through, fictional books which I have read, maybe even more than once, but no longer wish to keep. These I shall list in the ‘Grab A Book’ list that will appear in the sidebar once compiled (keep your eyes peeled!). To get your mitts on one of these simply email me on beingbeatrice@googlemail.com with your postal address & said book will magically appear on your doorstep. (UK readers only).


The second category is those books which I own but have never read! Mainly craft books that I’ve bought but just never used. they have merely gathered a (little) dust sitting on the bookshelf. Lo & behold these shiny new craft books, as well as a few crafty bits & pieces I’ve put together will be coming to a giveaway near you… very very soon!  


Weekly Round-up

This week I have gotten a little obsessed with vampire series’… I read Twilight ages ago & to be honest, really enoyed it, although as a 31 year old I got quite frustrated with Bella’s character & I thought the last book was a bit of a let down. Me & Mr J watched the first movie & loved it! (Although all of the Cullens, apart from Edward, look ridiculous!) When Trueblood started on Sky we were hooked… Bill & Sookie rock, the series is dark, Jason Stackhouse is absolutely hilarious & I feel for Sam, the bar owner. Last night, Mr J started snoring at 830pm (giggle giggle) so I decided to watch the Vampire Diaries. Very teen-y (the same producer as Dawsons Creek if I’m not mistaken, Kevin Williamson) & kinda silly but starring the particularly gorgeous Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, the evil vamp! I enjoyed it so I watched another one… & another one… & I’ve been sucked in! Trueblood is the best though, hands down! Also this week I’ve been listening to Take That & pretending not to notice the very silly Mark Owen splashing his infidelities all over the papers. What is it with celebs? They can’t keep their pants on or their mouths shut! I’ve also rediscovered Feist & Sigur Ros, caught up on my sleep, found an awesome recipe for Hot Cross Scones (see Essentials magazine April 2010 issue~bought last week before I took yesterday’s pledge!)… & been dreaming about going red…. PS. Also discovered these blogs… Little Eco Footprints & Hayley of Heidi & Seek’s new blog Remade I hope you’ve all had a great week! xox PPS. If you fancy any of the books listed under Book Giveaway in the righthand sidebar just email me at charismagick@googlemail.com & the book shall be yours!


Sunday Sweetness

Todays Sunday Sweetness brings you… 1. lovely dolls (source unknown)… 2. loving her hair style, shoes & the gorgeous cardigan (www.lookbook.nu)… 3.Gorgeous Raindrop painting by smallandround… 4. absolutely adorable Alphabet illustration by urmycherrypie… 5. dreamy scene… I like the pose & her hair lookbook… 6. vintage brooch collection found here… 7. so cute deer brooch by Lovely Mariquita & 8. this fantastic O is for Owl illustration by Paul Thurlby. Hope you all had a great weekend! xox
PS. Don’t forget to get involved in my book giveaway if you like to read! Any of the books on your left take your fancy? Email me on charismagick@googlemail.com with your address & the book will soon be yours!
See previous Sunday Sweetness here

Book Giveaway! (Ended)

On the left hand of this blog is a nice long list of books (14 to start with!) that I am giving away, free. Basically they are books that I have read, enjoyed, but don’t feel a burning desire to keep. So… if any of them tickle your fancy just drop me an email to charismagick@googlemail.com with your name & address & I will post your chosen book out to you! Simple xox