The ‘Half-Way There’ GIVEAWAY

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It’s been a crazy, amazing six months so far and I can’t wait to see what it’ll be like to look back on 2013 on New Year’s.

The people I have met, the conversations I’ve had, and the crafts I’ve tried have done so much to enrich my life this year. I’ve been blown away by the support for this little project. Thank you.

But onto the good stuff!

There are some yummy little prizes here from craft materials to handmade goods, so let’s see what is up for grabs in the “half-way there” giveaway!


(scroll to the bottom of the post for a full list of prizes)

[highlight bg=”#c20a13″ color=”#ffffff”]From Crafting Fingers[/highlight]

A copy of ‘Material World: The Modern Craft Bible’ by Perri Lewis

  • A set of seven 100% cotton gingham fat quarters
  • 100g ‘Craft Cotton’ by Pegasus: 100% cotton
  • Your very own handmade crochet pincushion
  • 50g ‘Truly Wool Rich’  by Cygnet: 75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide


Claireabellemakes blog

[highlight bg=”#0ca689″ color=”#ffffff”]From Claireabellemakes[/highlight]

Claire’s been working on a new macramé line for her shop. If you aren’t familiar with her, check out her blog. She’s lovely!


Her new line of macramé bracelets are customisable,
and she’s offered a choice of prize to the winner.


You get your choice of:

Glass beads OR antique silver bicycle charm OR antique brass bicycle charm
in any of the six colours
with a sliding OR a clasp closure.

[quote style=”1″]All bracelets are made with waxed cotton cord and accessorised with glass beads or Antique Silver / Brass Bicycle charms. They are adjustable with a sliding closure and can be customised for you with a clasp if you prefer. A selection of colours are available, but if there is something you would like that isn’t pictured, please ask![/quote]

How awesome is that? You can check out the rest of Claire’s Etsy shop for more goodies.

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[highlight bg=”#e49011″ color=”#ffffff”]From Munch[/highlight]

I featured Sarah during National Stationery week. But did you know she does wood art too?

The winner gets their choice of art from her wood collection. I’m especially partial to these beautiful crocus designs.



Every purchase from her wood collection sends 10% to the RSPB.
Get pretty art, save the birds!
Check out the rest of the Munch Wood collection here.
The Munch Summer Sale is on, too. Everything is 10% or 20% off!

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[highlight bg=”#c20a13″ color=”#ffffff”] The Prizes, Again:[/highlight]

  • A copy of ‘Material World’ by Perri Lewis
  • A set of seven 100% cotton gingham fat quarters
  • 100g ‘Craft Cotton’ by Pegasus; 100% cotton
  • Your very own handmade crochet pincushion
  • 50g ‘Truly Wool Rich’  by Cygnet; 75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide
  • A custom macrame bracelet from Claireabellemakes
  • Your choice of wood art from Munch

To enter the giveaway, you have to comment on this post.
Talk about your favourite craft, or whatever you like!

Be sure to put your entry in the Rafflecopter, and unlock three more ways to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Log into the Rafflecopter above. Your information won’t be shared, it’s only used to
confirm your entries and get in touch with you if you win! :)

The giveaway ends July 8th at 11:59pm BST.


Disclosure: None of the prizes ‘from Crafting Fingers’ are sponsored. I’m sending them all from my own pocket.

40 thoughts on “The ‘Half-Way There’ GIVEAWAY”

  1. Pingback: Bicycle Bracelets Launch |

  2. I’ve only just started readying blogs, but the craft blogs I’ve been reading have really inspired me to get back into crafting after three hectic years having had two babies! Thank you x

  3. Ohh this is all so exciting. I’m heading over to take a ganders at all their blogs now..
    I am teaching myself so many crafts I am not really sure where to start… there are not enough hours in the day!! :)
    I am currently screen printing oodles of scarves! The dreaded C word will be mentioned soon.. jingle bells jingle bells!

  4. What an awesome giveaway! Found this blog from claireabellemakes (LOVE the bicycle bracelet!), always nice to find new blogs to follow :)

  5. Lovely giveaway! Happy to have discovered your blog thanks to Claireabelle Makes.

    I love sewing, knitting (a new craft for me) and making collage badges. I’ll try anything though!

  6. Lovely giveaway – found it through Claireabelle makes blog :)

    I’m really into papercraft at the moment but my favourite craft is sewing!

  7. What a fabulous giveaway! I’m really enjoying seeing you learning new crafts and the photos on your blog are beautiful. I’d love to know if you have been able to keep doing some of the crafts you’ve already learnt.
    I love a bit of crochet and sewing myself :)

  8. This is such a nice giveaway, Anna! Your posts are always so lovely with lots of great information. It will be neat to read how the next six months go and what you will be doing. Thanks.

  9. What a great giveaway! Just found your blog thanks to Claireabelle Makes, so I need to catch up on your adventure so far this year but what I’ve already seen looks great!

    I’m always trying out new crafts (sewing is the favourite at the moment though) and one of my resolutions for this year was to learn to crochet, and following a couple of failed attempts to teach myself I’m now halfway through a course at a local craft shop and I’m really enjoying it – seems quite quick to pick up (when you’ve got someone who knows what they’re talking about showing you what to do!)

  10. I recently learnt how to macrame and am loving it too- great project, by the way! I can only very basically crochet, I’m still halfway through a scarf that I started months ago… I also like painting fabric, and making beauty products (like body butter and sugar scrub), and I love sewing, I’m just terrible at it which is holding me back a bit! I will have a sewing machine soon though, so I will be doing more projects! Love your blog, it’s a great mix of crafty stuff! Ruth x

  11. What a great giveaway, but also yay for reaching the halfway point of your crafting challenge! Its been fun following along – you’ve already inspired me to give macrame a go! Here’s to the next six months! :)

  12. I love the fact that you are never to old to learn anything and in the last couple of years, I have started sewing. This year at the grand old age of 49, I’m thinking it’s time to start learning to crochet. No more lusting after other peoples granny squares; time to learn to make my own!

  13. I’ve just recently started knitting and I’m really enjoying it, I’m learning from the book Knitty Gritty which is really easy to follow and I’m not finding it as difficult as I thought I would :) x

  14. I’m an avid crocheter and cross stitcher–especially the latter during the summer, because it’s easier to stay cool with either cross stitch or a lighter cotton yarn for crocheting during the heat of the day. That said–I’m foolhardy enough that I’m making a granny lace triangle shawl, in peacock merino, in mid-summer during the biggest heatwave the Bay Area has ever experienced.

    And it’s still worth it–it’s fulfilling, it’s a useful craft, and it allows me to express my creativity in ways that I can’t during the daily grind of work and home life. It’s brought a peace and a mindfulness to my life that I didn’t even know I was missing before I picked up the fiber habit. Congratulations on making it more than halfway through, and enjoy the rest of your journey this year!

  15. Giveaways are always such a temptation. :) And fun! I have to admit, I’d like to get my hands on that book. I’m almost a collector of books – especially crafting, food or gardening. Though sometimes I wonder if I’m more out after the book itself than the information it contains, heehee. The gingham fat squares are also of interest to me. Whoo-hoo for the anticipation! :D

  16. My favourite craft well that is a hard one to decide… I think there is not one craft that is my absolute favourite but there are definitely crafts I prefer.

    Crochet is a craft I learnt this year, taught to me by my boyfriend’s grandma and I am so grateful. Since I have learnt how to crochet, I have been going granny square crazy, however love before my love of crochet I have always loved appliqué and tapestry. But I am always up for trying new crafts and love summer evenings I have found are the perfect time to be learning new crafts.

    Sometimes though, after a busy day though nothing is better than just crocheting a few squares or completing a on going tapestry. It gives me a chance to escape and relax. I think I would feel lost without having craft in my life.

  17. I’m not sure I can tie it down to one favourite, there is very little craft-wise that I don’t enjoy. I’m enjoying sewing at the moment and have just learnt to paper piece, I have just completed a TARDIS that is on it’s way to becoming a cushion.

  18. I love crafting. Finding the time is hard tho with 5 children, my love at the min is sewing but I’ve don’t card making jewellery making florist there’s always something new I want to learn or make and it’s so relaxing and rewarding to make something yourself and the sense of pride once you’ve learnt something new. I love it. :)

  19. I love craft books – when there’s so much info and tutorials out there on there on the web, it’s fabulous to hold a big old solid book in your hands and turn glossy pages.
    I keep a big stack of them next to my ‘crafting chair’ – often with a cup of tea balanced on top …

    Good luck with the monthly craft challenges!

  20. I love crafting! My favourites are making things out of felt, crochet and cross stitch. I really want to try paper cutting, and knitting but I just can not get the hang of knitting, no matter how many times I try or who teaches me!!!

  21. Hello everyone. Just like to say I love this blog. It’s lovely to read about your crafting journey from your blog I’ve also discovered many other crafting sites and blogs it’s wonderful. I’m a bit of a jack of all trades when it comes to crafting. I knit, crochet, needle felt, embroider and sew. I’ve got loads of ideas for new exciting projects that I often forget to finish what I have already started. I also love learn new crafts and techniques. Keep up the good work :)

  22. Hi,
    I live in a small beachside community in Australia. I have a market stall and facebook page where I sell my craft. I craft for life it’s an addiction. My latest favourite craft is making soft toys which I sew from new and old fabric. I also really enjoy needle felting which I learned last year. This year I started a craft group at a local cafe in an effort to meet other crafters and it is growing slowly which is really exciting. I read craft blogs to feel for inspiration and to feel apart of a community. I love it that you are learning so many new crafts, best of luck with the rest of your year Anna.

  23. Wow what an awesome bunch of prizes! I haven’t done as much craft this year as I would like. I usually need some kind of “event” to motivate me – for instance, I made all the decorations for a flamingo themed party I had earlier in the year. The next thing I want to make is a case for my ukuleles! :)

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