Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Mousehouse Christmas Giveaway

Happy 1st December! To say a BIG thank you to all of you that read my blog and follow mousehouse on facebook  I'm having another Christmas giveaway... here's what you could win...
  • a mousehouse waterproof 'Babushka' purse (I bought the fabric for the purse from Stitchbird and I think it's my most favourite fabric yet which is saying something!)
  • a Cath Kidston notebook
  • 20 metres of red/white bakers twine
  • set of 6 gift tag stickers
  • fat quarter of christmas fabric

I've really enjoyed my second year of writing this blog and I so appreciate the feedback and comments I receive and being part of this awesome crafty / mum blogger community.  Thank you for the emails, the comments on my posts, the feedback and answers to my questions on my facebook page, and for reading my blog- the connections made from my kitchen bench are just fantastic.

For my christmas giveaway last year I asked readers to comment with their Christmas family traditions and have added quite a few to my list of things I would like to do this year- even if I get a a few done I'll be happy as there's quite a list now! So this year if you are like me and haven't done a whole lot of present making/buying yet I thought it would be great to share some ideas for presents- either homemade or store bought.  So to enter... leave a comment telling us something(s) you'll be making or buying this year for someone in your family or a friend.  
For extra entries (if you'd like to) you can...
*follow my blog 
*like my facebook mousehouse page (you can also enter the giveaway on my facebook page by leaving a comment below this post on my page.)
*follow me on twitter or share this giveaway @megsmousehouse
*share this giveaway on your blog or FB page

 Just leave a comment telling me for each extra entry. Giveaway closes Thursday December 8th and is open to all so international entries are welcome.

Good luck and thank you again for reading 'mousehouse' :)
Megan x

111 comments:

Remaliah said...

Oh this is such a lovely giveaway! I want to thank YOU for sharing your wonderful ideas! I think I've 'taken' more of your fun, creative ideas than anyone else's! I'm in the middle of making Christmas ornaments for my girls because I love the idea of giving them one each year. The current ones are embroidered/fabric/patchwork balls. A bit tricky to describe but I haven't got a website to show you! I've also been having lots of fun buying books off Book Depository for the girls and my hubby :)

Remaliah said...

I follow your facebook page

Remaliah said...

...and I'm a follower of your blog

Remaliah said...

...and just one more! I'm sharing the giveaway on my facebook page :)

Kate said...

Yay - I can be the first. For Christmas I am crocheting baubles with little gold tops for Hugo's teacher and I am also making paper mache/ crocheted angel bunnies as well. What a wonderful giveaway!!!! Thank you so much, Love Kate (from greedy for colour) xxooxx.

MissMollyCoddle said...

Hey, nice giveaway! I'll be making a stocking for poppet and generally books are the theme for this years presents.

MissMollyCoddle said...

blog follower

MissMollyCoddle said...

facebook follower

HamiltonMum said...

Oooh - lovely.

This Xmas I have made my wee nephews a car caddy (3 year old), a roll-up busy book (inspired by you) (1 year old) and designed my own wrapping paper for them and two other nephews. I'm also giving Mr 4 a car caddy, will probably make Miss 2 some sort of clothes, na dintend to make Reindeer Noses for the kid's kindy teachers and friends. If there's time, I want to make some gingerbread syrup for my friends :) Thanks so much for your inspiration over the year - and yes, I am still on the lookout for a dollshouse so I can attempt my own "mousehouse"-style makeover :)

sweetpea said...

What a beautiful giveaway - that russian doll fabric is lovely!
I haven't made much this Christmas (I'm preggers and move house in 3 days time!) but did sew some quick lavender hanging bags for my grandma and a few felt scandinavian influenced embroidered tree decorations. Next year I'll be making a busy book for my new little one!
Thank you!x

sweetpea said...

Oh and I follow you blog and have liked you on facebook!

Miriam said...

Megan it astounds me that you are only 2 years into blogging but you have such a great blog and such a beautiful feel to your blog. I love this giveaway and I'd be THRILLED to win. In terms of Christmas gifts one of the things I am going to do this year is make my boys and my hubby all a set of matching board shorts for our summer holiday and maybe some pjs too.

Miriam said...

I also follow your blog and I meant to say how much fun we've been having with the you tube stories you posted about. Harold and the purple crayon is a new one to me - my big boy LOVES it. Also I give my children a Christmas book on the 1sr of Dec each year so we can read Christmas books all through Dec and get into the Spirit of it.

Suzanne said...

Your blog has insPired me to take up sewing and to create!

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What a lovely way to start December! Beautiful gifts you have chosen for the lucky winner. Where do you buy your bakers twine from? I'd love to get my hands on some.

I found a great idea last night to make a quilted wine bottle holder. Basicially it's like a cardboard one, but made from fabric. So useful and saves the bottle from rolling around the car.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

I've been a follower for ages now as well. I love your wonderful ideas.

Flower said...

Hi Megan. I'm making the girls bed time bags for their PJ's with a pocket on the front for their story books to go. Theres a little suprise givaway at my blod too if you'd like to enter! xx

Hey Mickey said...

Well I had great plans of making lots of pressies this year, but I have a bad case of lost crafting mojo at the moment! I have managed to make some cute felt decorations, some hairbands and clips and a decorated frame with felt flowers so far......and have a few half finished/ barely started projects waiting for me.
Love your blog....has inspired me to be more crafty(just not at the moment!)

Cal said...

I will be making a lunch bag for my husband, out of corduroy fabric. I still haven't worked out all the details though. I may try to make him some simple jersey shorts too, if I can gather the courage. The last pair I made were awful!

Cal said...

I am a follower and enjoy reading your blog.

Cal said...

I also like you on Facebook (different e-mail adress)

lbhaydon said...

Your blog is great, thanks for all the inspiration! And for this fabulous giveaway :)

This year I am making Amy Butler origami bags/pencil cases for both young and old, they are so funky! I hope I get them all finished...

lbhaydon said...

I 'like' you on FB, thats where I found out about this :)

Jane said...

Hi! I have just completed a labour of love, a scrapbook for a very dear friend on why she is so special to not only me but her family and friends. Have collated photos and comments and I know that she will love it! She is very special and deserves to know it! Have a safe and Happy Christmas

Finding My Happily Ever After said...

I am making everything this year! I am in the middle of making my boys a tee pee each and i have made my mum a necklace and earrings out of metal zip's, I am also making fudge and truffles along with glasses and bath salts and bombs ohhh so much to make! I love your blog so many amazing things you make!

Finding My Happily Ever After said...

I also follow you on facebook

Finding My Happily Ever After said...

Oh and will be sharing on myfacebook page :o)

Notchka said...

I love looking in on you via your blog and facebook - always so fresh and bright! I'm actually really stuck for Christmas presents for guys this year. My preference is handmade, but when it comes to the guys that can be hard. I'm making house shoes (Bend the Rules Sewing) and peg aprons (my tutorial) for the girls, and I'm trying to scrap together a brag book of photos for my daughter's Scottish grandparents who are coming to spend Christmas with us. Oh - and I have my eye on this tutorial for a soft dolls house for Lala http://web03.pandurohobby.se/pan/IboxServlet?p=IXS530R&IDN=10614

fee @ chipper nelly said...

everyone loves a giveaway!
We (when I say 'we'....) have made all our family presents this year. Jam, chutney and elderberry balsamic vinegar. Result.
Now, off to check I'm a follower and to tick the like button on fb
thanks for sharing...I love your blog!
fee x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

yep - already a follower.... f x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

...and liked your fb page too x

Rachel said...

I'm making everyone new and colorful pillowcases this year - it was so much fun picking out fabric for each person based on their interests and preferences!

Rachel said...

I'm a follower! :)

Charlotte said...

thanks for this chance. So far I have made marmalade for all the daycare teachers (using grapefruit from a tree at daycare), I have knitted 1 1/2 socks for my husband ... still working on that 2nd half, I have a scarf on the needles for my step-mother and I hope to knit a hat for my sister in law. Wish me luck!

Charlotte said...

I follow by RSS

Charlotte said...

and I have liked you on FB. Thanks for all these chances.

Charlotte said...

and last but not least ...... I shared your contest on FB

Simply EC said...

I'm hoping to make some of these bedside house book holders: http://www.curbly.com/users/chrisjob/posts/9941-the-bedside-bookmark-abode-or-how-to-make-a-tiny-adorable-wooden-house because they are TOO adorable and clever to boot!

Simply EC said...

I follow your blog!

Simply EC said...

I like you on facebook!

Deb said...

I really like your blog and I follow and facebook you, but i've been a spectacularly bad commenter this year one way or another, so please don't give me this prize. I just want to take the opportunity to say thanks for blogging. You really do make a contribution to the bloggy community. Hopefully next year is going to be a whole lot better for those of us in the shaky city and I'll be a bit more active in commenting and participating!!!

Last year and the year before I made all my presents, but this year I'm trying to buy presents that other people have made. So I'm giving prints by nice people!!

I hope you have a merry Christmas.

Seaside Siblings said...

This year I have bought 2 very cool gifts for my girls. Miss 3 is getting a wooden baking set to add to her toy kitchen. Miss (almost) 2 is getting a wooden doll house. For me, it really is more about picking a few gifts I know they will love rather than a ton of stuff just because it is christmas.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! Merry christmas x

Seaside Siblings said...

also, already a follower of your blog :)

Tanya said...

I'm making my baby boy a stocking. For my daughter, probably some things for her hair!

Tanya said...

I'm a follower, thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Teresa said...

What a fabulous giveaway - I love your collection of goodies. Thank you Megan.

I plan on making some cushions for my brothers and sisters and nieces - they are so quick and easy to make (essentially just 2 squares of 0.5m fabric) and can brighten a room and offer comfort so make the perfect give to give to a loved one.

I also plan on buying some inexpensive t-shirts and singlet tops in green and red and sewing christmas themed motifs on them to give to my young nephew.

If I get organised, I might also make some simple yo-yo hair clips and broches for my daughter's kindy friends.

I was hoping to also make some ribbon wands for my daughter's ballet and music class friends but on reviewing my list of crafts I think I may be being a bit optimistic.

Can't wait to read others ideas.

Merry Christmas!

Poppy Loves said...

Lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely. Poppy Loves!

MsToothFairy said...

What a great giveaway!
I have some of that babushka fabric and I love it so much I can't decide what to make with it- am too scared to cut it up!
This christmas I entered the ornament swap and got my ornaments out early, so thats a first for me!
You know I am a devoted follower- but I don't need to win anything either, just wanted to comment.

Christi Harrison said...

Yay! This year I am starting a new tradition. We are doing an activity each day for lent...something that we do together whether it's just reading a book or making cookies or re-enacting the story of Jesus's birth. I'm excited!

Christi Harrison said...

I'm a follower!

PolyCraftual said...

First, I love your blog, it's always full of good ideas.
I'm making a roll up busy book for my daughter and for a friends son (idea from your blog).
Some of the other things I'm making are a whirligig ball for my niece, a wooden toybox for my best friends son, a cape for a friend and Turkish delight for my mother in law.

camelama said...

Yay! Great giveaway. :) This year I'm sending smoked salmon. Great local delicacy, siblings in far away places appreciate it. Woo!

camelama said...

I follow your facebook page!

camelama said...

And I tweeted about your contest! :)

Bron66 said...

Hi, I'm a follower! Such a great giveaway! I am trying to buy handmade this year. Last year I tried to make as much stuff as I could but I got a bit stressed. I will try and make a few xmas decs though.

Jenny said...

Great giveaway! I'm still thinking of things to make this Christmas but last year made Christmas stockings for everyone with their initial on them and lots of bits and bobs inside. I'm thinking of making the kids a dress up box at some stage and we will be making Christmas cookies!

Jenny said...

I follow your blog

Jenny said...

I now like you on FB too :)

Christine said...

Lovely giveaway! I have enjoyed reading your blog over the past year!
This year I decided to make all our Christmas presents... I've made a couple of dress-up capes, a soft bunny, some pillows, a pot holder and some tea towels (to name a few!). It's been really fun creating them all!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

clare said...

I'm hoping to make beach collecting bags, felt play envelopes, and teddy sleeping bags!!
what an awesome giveaway!!!

clare said...

and following you on fb!

clare said...

and shared on the green valley FB page!!!

FaerySarah said...

I've made 3 little girl's skirts... and one is from some fairy fabric from a duvet cover! :-P

lillabea said...

One of the few blogs I make time to read!! This year we made plaster of paris handprints and tied a cute ribbon with bells attached! Thank you for another great year. Merry Christmas Megan x

tartankiwi said...

A lovely giveaway as always Megan! The majority of the items that have been shown on my blog over the last couple of months are Christmas presents... bags, jewellery rolls, appliqué t-shirts, embroidered napkins etc...

tartankiwi said...

Of course I follow your blog :-)

tartankiwi said...

I like you on facebook

trixi said...

I love making handmade presents for my friends. Mostly I make cookies because they can be wrapped simply and beautifully and everyone seems to love getting something sweet!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful giveaway!!! At the moment, I am making Christmas decorations and am planning to make skirts for my two daughters. Love, Ivana.

Rachel T said...

What lovely goodies for a giveaway! This year I have made cherries in brandy, and flavoured salt, and apple and cranberry chutney for my aunts and uncles, and various other people who I like give something small to. I finished them off a few weeks ago,so am feeling very pleased with myself!

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I wish I was more organised and had actually thought about presents yet but .....
I have done one though, bought on Etsy a book mark with wooden, wizard of oz, wicked witch feet sticking out of the bottom (that's a lot of "w's").
I'm hoping my mother in law thinks it's funny???
You can check them out here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBookmark?ref=seller_info

Alisa said...

I found a beautiful bag on felt I really want for myself.. so if I can get all the other gifts done I and have money left I can buy that bag.

I also need to make some felt food and some bunting for my kiddos.

Have a wonderful christmas season

Alisa

Lady Muck said...

Hi, another fantastic giveaway! This year I am making un-decorated gingerbread houses to give to my best friends' kids. I will include the house, lots of sweeties, some royal icing mix and a piping bag so they can decorate it themselves. This way they get a treat, something to do and enjoy looking at.

I am also making some lavender laundry spray for my closest friends. All my cards and gift tags are handmade, but I have to confess, every other gift is bought because this year we make the journey to NZ for Christmas. So much to do!

gill said...

What a lovely giveaway!
I'm making table runners and my damson gin is coming along nicely!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Katie said...

Lovely giveaway Megan :-)
I have ordered calendars for close family this year and last year. I designed them online featuring photos of my baby boy. They are a popular present with the grandparents in particular! I also made reindeer noses for a little treat - you can see how I put them together on my blog :-)

Katie said...

I'm a follower too :-)

Katie said...

I like your Facebook page :-)

Katie said...

And I follow you on twitter and have tweeted about the giveaway (@KatieinNZ)

Anonymous said...

Hello i follow you on Facebook

Anonymous said...

I Love this giveaway!!!...this year im making pillows and some softtoy owls

Anonymous said...

i love your blog and read it often

fisiwoman said...

I'm already a follower, my GFC nick is fisiwoman. Enter me please!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/142991952655294464

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

greta @ topography said...

I'm making some little crochet ornaments for teachers and my girlfriends, and probably some baking... trying not to start any big projects that will stress me out!

p.s. You always have such awesome giveaways!

greta @ topography said...

I follow the blog, of course!

greta @ topography said...

and twitter too, retweeting now :)

Lesley said...

Lovely giveaway Megan. I am fully overloaded mentally with our big change in routine recently so have opted not to make anything. That is a rotten thing to say on a make/do/craft blog, but there it is. However, I found some really lovely citronella candles in red & white polkadot tin buckets at Living & Giving. They were half price and at $7.50 will make a perfect little gift for the kids teachers, and to pop in with family gifts too!

Jo said...

Thank you Megan for such a lovely giveaway a year of inspiring blogs! Im hoping to finish making some bunting for friends children, and make some lovely little stars made from iceblock sticks and buttons with my own little one. Hopefully will blog about this during the week. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

flavia fiorillo said...

This year I'm making homemade pesto as tokens for the family.
What a lovely giveaway!

oohlafla@gmail.com

Sally said...

I bought some cute sets of animal finger puppets and made personalised drawstring bags to store them in. I also love to give books. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies!

Sally said...

I follow your blog too

Mabel Handmade said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a cute giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog every week. This year I'm going to attempt to make infused vodkas for my friends and I'll make little cocktail recipe booklets to go with the vodkas. I'm excited to try something new. Thanks again for the cute giveaway. Happy holidays!

lorraine said...

this is the second year in a row that im making my christmas gifts..im an avid knitter and i find homemade gifts far more lovely than store bought..plus with the amount of lovely patterns and yarns out nowadays...there is no such thing as a ghastly handknit scarf :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

following your blog :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

following you on fb :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Angela Noelle of SK said...

I will be making Reindeer cookies -- Pinterest has changed Christmas for me!

Angela Noelle of SK said...

And yes, a Follower.

Caro said...

What a lovely give away - I LOVE the fabric too.
I'm making coffee cup warmers this Christmas, better get sewing!

Saskia said...

Hey Megan!
Loving your blog:)
Im making some overnight bags for nieces/nephews, appliqueing their name onto the bags:)
x
Saskia

Hera said...

LOVE following your blog! So many great ideas!

Hera said...

Oh and I've decided to make christmas decorations for my neices and nephews from now on. This year my love cut out their initial out of mdf and I am using scrap scrapbooking paper to decorate, I will etch the year on the back.

Carmen said...

I'm currently making a pillow cover for my BIL; I already finished the one for my sister. I also hope to make a stack of greeting cards for some friends.

Baby By The Sea said...

I'm making a lot, but fretting over time. I'm finishing up a fair isle hat for my hubby, and need to machine felt some mittens for my eldest daughter. What an adorable giveaway.

Baby By The Sea said...

became a follower.

Miss Rosie said...

I am making a few things car holders, notebook covers, coin purses, hair things and even a dinosaur tail

Miss Rosie said...

I follow your blog

Miss Rosie said...

And lastly I blogged the giveaway

Jessica Helen said...

I've made a yummy savoury nut mix for family and friends this year! i've packaged it in lil cellophane bags to keep it fresh and then in homemade net bags.

Jessica Helen said...

Liked on facebook :)

Jessica Helen said...

And have followed your blog!

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