Monday, 8 August 2011
Magpie Monday - The Blog Birthday Edition
This week marks the 1st anniversary of Me and My Shadow and I have a week-long celebration planned with lots of lovely giveaways.
Magpie Monday is one of my proudest achievements, having come up with the concept and hosted the feature every week since February.
I'm very grateful to the hardcore of hoarders who've supported this blog-hop, and have made Monday my favourite day of the week - I never thought I'd say that! Shouting about the virtues of re-use is something I'm proud to do, and if Magpie Monday has inspired anyone to buy something second-hand and save it from landfill, then I consider that job done.
I love sharing your excitement about your thrifted treasure and have found many new like-minded friends through Magpie Monday - isn't it great to know you're not alone?!
I was jumping for joy the first time Magpie Monday 'went global' and am really happy to have so many bloggers from 'cross the pond regularly contributing.
To thank you for sharing your finds, I'm giving away a copy of 'My Flea Market Finds Journal'. I own and use a copy of this and find it a great resource of information and a handy place to record my finds and keep measurements and notes.
Divided into handy sections, it features details of how to care for and display your vintage treasure.
My favourite section has to be the 'Fabrics and Buttons' chapter, which also features a how-to on making button jewellery.
In fact, there are lots of great tutorials and inspiration for renovations; upcycling and handmade projects throughout - combining my two pleasures in life!
The specially designed record pages help you keep a note of your favourite finds and places, there are wish lists and handy pockets to store swatches and clippings.
The book is published by CICO Books and retails at £14.99.
If you'd like a chance to win this great journal, please follow the blog through Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment below. The giveaway is open worldwide and closes at 8pm on Monday 15th August 2011.
Sorry I haven't shared any finds this week - it is all still a bit chaotic following the house move to my parents! Please do link up below though and share the badge on your post. x
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