Monday, 12 September 2011

Creative stitching - a review and giveaway

You'll know by now how much I love handmade items, so I was really pleased to be asked to host a giveaway for Creative Stitching.

If, like me you're looking for an original gift, made with care and love, but lack both the time and skill to make it yourself then this is the place to come!  Creative Stitching started out about 10 years ago selling at craft fairs and since then they have also moved to an online store.

Only using top quality fabrics, threads and card mounts, the products are made by hand, in small quantities so you can be sure that you will receive a bespoke item created just for you. With friendly and helpful service, they are happy to create special orders from their huge range of designs and fabrics - you only have to get in touch and ask!

I love the range of bunting - perfect for parties and room decoration.  Starting at £11.95, it's one of the most reasonably priced range of bunting I've seen.



There's plenty to appeal to boys; girls and lovers of shabby chic.
                                                                                                                  



Now it’s September, I feel safe to mention the ‘C’ word! Creative Stitching has some adorable Christmas items, including a range of hand stitched tree decorations.



These are real keepsake items, and decorations to be treasured for years to come. Right on trend with the current hand-made vibe, I can’t decide which are my favourites. Maybe the gingerbread man…



Or the gingham heart?  From only £3.00 each you can splash out on a few!



Or maybe the handmade advent calendars will take your fancy?  Made to last for year after year, fill the pockets with sweets or treats for a truly tailor made advent experience.




Creative Stitching have kindly offered me one of their handmade children's aprons to giveaway to one lucky reader.  The winner will be able to choose any apron they wish from the range of great designs for boys and girls, like this robot one.




We love aprons in this house, and Ruby already has a collection of 4 different ones (she'll be giving me a run for my money soon!) Perfect to pop on to protect clothing when helping in the kitchen; baking; crafting and painting - you can never have too many aprons! 


To enter the competition, please visit the Creative Stitching store, and pop back here to leave me a comment about your favourite item on the site. Make sure you leave a way to contact you with your entry comment.


You can gain an additional entry each for doing one or more of the following:


Like Creative Stitiching on Facebook


Post on YOUR facebook wall: "I'm entering this blog competition to win a children's apron from www.creative-stitching.co.uk. You can too here: http://bit.ly/qPGRtR"  


Tweet the following: "I'm entering to win a kid's apron with www.creative-stitching.co.uk on @missielizzieb 's blog. You can too here: http://bit.ly/qPGRtR"


Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry or it will not be counted.  The draw closes on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at 8m.  The winner will be picked at random.  I will make every endeavour to contact the winner, but if they have not responded within one week, I reserve the right to re-draw.


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98 comments:

  1. Gorgeous items! I love Christmas so went straight to the decorations- I'm loving the snowmen & reindeer! Super cute!

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  2. I love the pink nursery bunting. It is so cute! @01592_katie

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  3. Have left a message on my facebook wall. Kate Cunningham
    @01592_katie

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  4. Have tweeted @01592_katie

    twitter.com/#!/01592_katie/status/113223035330375680

    Aprons are lovely.Thanks for reviewing and sharing.

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  5. This train advent is brilliant. I like that they sell you a calendar for thirtty pounds or a kit to stitch yourself for fifteen pounds.

    http://www.creative-stitching.co.uk/train-advent-calendar-handmade-p-418.html

    @ButtonF1Fan on twits

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  6. I'm loving 'Christmas Stocking - Gingerbread Man' Christmas time is the best

    @littleboo_21

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  7. Liked Creative Stitiching on Facebook - Sarah Anguish

    @littleboo_21

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  8. Shared on Facebook - Sarah Anguish

    @littleboo_21

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  9. Hello there - I like anything Christmassy so definitely the gingerbread man, robin and dove. Also the aprons are very sweet, if I won I'd choose one for my 2 year old niece - girly things for once!

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  10. I liked the pirate bunting. All girls in this house, so something not pink and fluffy would make a nice change.

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  11. my favourite is the butterfly tooth fairy pillow!

    @ashlallan

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  12. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  13. daniellejordanterry@hotmail.com

    I love the bunting, the safari one would be perfect for both my sons room :) lovely items :)
    Thank you xxox

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  14. I love the pirate hunting arrrrr!
    @cheepcheepcheep

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  15. I've also tweeted.
    Thanks!
    @cheepcheepcheep

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  16. Those are lovely - I want them. Off to enter now

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  17. I'd get the personalised towels, Need one for my daughters swimming. They're a great price too.

    @1978rebecca

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  18. I love bunting and lavender hearts!

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  19. I Like Creative Stitiching on Facebook(Carolina J.)

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  20. I've posted on my facebook wall (Carolina J.)

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  21. I like the pirate bunting as we have a pirates theme going on in the garden at the moment.

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  22. I love the reindeer tree decorations!

    I'm @b4kersgirl on Twitter

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  23. Have posted on my facebook page

    http://www.facebook.com/MummyMusingsPage

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  24. I love the little robin Christmas tree decoration. He's so cute and would brighten any tree up.

    Madison xxx

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  25. I love the advent calenders.The snowman one is gorgeous! http://www.creative-stitching.co.uk/snowman-christmas-advent-calendar-handmade-p-398.html

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  26. I love the cars theme boys bunting too! such a lovely touch to a boys room or to hang up on their birthday!
    @french_caroline

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  27. Liked Creative Stitching on Facebook
    @french_caroline

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  28. I like the Train Advent Calendar!

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  29. Some lovely items, rather difficult to choose, but I went for the christmas snowmen
    @chocolateonemse

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  30. I have Liked Creative Stitiching on Facebook
    @chocolateonemse

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  31. I have added the comment on my FB wall
    Karen A Barrett

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  32. I have tweeted
    @chocolateonemse

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  33. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! I adore the Tooth fairy Pillows - you can purchase both girls and boys pillows! They are a lovely idea and so much more fun than asking your child to pop their tooth under the pillow! (It is so much harder to find there - for the tooth fairlies I mean lol!)

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  34. I am a fan of both you and Creative Stitching on Facebook and have posted on my wall (tagging you both in my status too!) Tracy K Nixon xxx

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  35. I have tweeted @tracyknixon xxx

    I am also following your blog via GFC xxx

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  36. Just love the Penguin and Snowman Christmas Advent Calendar

    @phyllgerry

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  37. Have liked their FB page with ID Phyllis Ellett

    @phyllgerry

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  38. Have posted the blog link on my (Phyllis Ellett) FB wall

    @phyllgerry

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  39. Have tweeted about this great prize with @phyllgerry

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  40. Oooh I do like the Train Advent calendar. What a lovely giveaway!

    Maggy
    @redtedart

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  41. And have tweeted @redtedart ;-)

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  42. Christmas Stocking - Gingerbread Man

    is my fave thing.

    clairew137@yahoo.co.uk

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  43. Liked creative stitching and posted on my fb page - claire woods / clairew137@yahoo.co.uk

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  44. Tweeted - @clairew137

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  45. love the christmas decorations

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  46. I liked the Christmas Parcels Advent Calendar. @ericahughes

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  47. I love the Christmas Tree Advent Calendar - Handmade - tempted to get one for my son's first Christmas! @Isis1981uk on Twitter

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  48. I love the GingerBread Man christmas decoration it's so sweet.

    @MrsWebster147

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  49. I have liked creative stitching on Facebook

    @MrsWebster147

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  50. Posted about the giveaway on my facebook wall :-)

    @MrsWebster147

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  51. I have Tweeted about the Giveaway :-)

    @MrsWebster147

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  52. I love ....New Baby Girl Card - Baby in Pram,
    my daughter is having her first daughter next month so it makes it more special.
    janesteels123@gmail.com

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  53. I have followed using GFC
    janesteels123@gmail.com

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  54. I have liked on facebook
    janesteels123@gmail.com

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  55. I have tweeted and retweeted.
    janesteels123@gmail.com

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  56. I love the Train Advent Calendar, I love the build up to Christmas and this would be perfect to have up... is it wrong to be so excited about it already?! @emymc

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  57. the train advent calender @pooohbear2811

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  58. posted of FB Elaine Livingstone

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  59. Apologies for sending again .... I like the Train Advent Calendar because it is Handmade and a lot of craftmanship has gone into it but to be honest, 'your range of products is extensive but rarely expensive' from martinball@gmx.com

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  60. There are so many gorgeous items on the site, it's very hard to choose a favourite! My little girl would absolutely adore the Butterfly Themed Tooth Fairy Pillow, so I'm going to choose that as my favourite!
    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  61. I like creative stitching on facebook (Hayley Morris Todd)

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  62. I love the pink nursery bunting. It is so cute! @emmajane2000

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  63. I am a fan of both you and Creative Stitching on Facebook and have posted on my wall Emma Cella

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  64. I have Tweeted about the Giveaway :-) @emmajane2000

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  65. I love the Train Advent Calendar (handmade).
    @maisietoo

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  66. Followed on Facebook as Maya Russell and left the message.
    @maisietoo

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  67. I love the butterfly tooth fairy pillow, it's so cute!
    @spangle17

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  68. I have posted on my Facebook status
    @spangle17

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  69. I have tweeted
    @spangle17

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  70. I have liked creative stitching on Facebook
    @spangle17

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  71. i like the tooth fairy pillow
    @jen1984j
    jen1984j@yahoo.co.uk

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  72. Hi I'm loving the Angel Advent Calendar thats Handmade, I'm a big Christmas fan & the house is pretty much grotto like a that time. Have hubby up & down the step ladders putting things up. I even have a plan that I update every January after I've purchased my new things in the sales, which in my opinion is the only time to buy you Christmas decci's.
    Might have to keep the lights off a til a bit later this year due to funding (or lack of, having to tighten belts a bit this year).
    Thanks for a great competition with a wonderful prize, I know who will be wearing it if I should be lucky enough to win and she'll love it. X

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  73. My favourite item is the Penguin and Snowman Advent Calandar http://www.creative-stitching.co.uk/penguin-snowman-christmas-advent-calendar-handmade-p-276.html I think that it's a lovely idea and something different from the box standard ones :0)

    donnasmith@lineone.net

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  74. I have liked Creative Stitching on Facebook (Donna Sb Bailey) :0)

    donnasmith@lineone.net

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  75. I have posted I'm entering this blog competition to win a children's apron from www.creative-stitching.co.uk. You can too here: http://bit.ly/qPGRtR on my FB wall too :0)

    donnasmith@lineone.net

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  76. Love the traditional Christmas Tree Advent Calendar, truly a gift to treasure!

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  77. i love the christmas tree advent calendar

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  78. I adore the Angel advent calender it's so pretty! @goriami

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  79. Children's Caterpillar Apron

    bryonylee@hotmail.co.uk

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  80. The gingerbread man looks good enough to eat!!!

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  81. Sleigh Christmas Advent Calendar - Handmade is fab :)cachexia1@hotmail.co.uk

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  82. liked on fb victoria leedham cachexia1@hotmail.co.uk

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  83. updated my status cachexia1@hotmail.co.uk

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  84. tweeted @cachexia1 cachexia1@hotmail.co.uk

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