Giveaway to Help You Get an Early Start on Christmas Gift Making

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I just think "A Leftover Christmas: one month at a time" is a totally great idea! Hatched by Kristin Roach, the driving force behind Craft Letfovers blog, it is a mini zine designed to help us all get an early start on making gifts for the Winter Holidays.

Like most of us, she admits to suffering through that "Christmas Crunch Time" every year. Hoping to spread her crafty gift making over the year, Kristin is publishing a new zine series, "A Leftover Christmas", and between January and December of this year, she is publishing a monthly mini zine featuring a how-to for making a hand made gift.

The first issue of Kristin's Christmas zine shared how to make bath salts, and issue two contained the instructions and pattern for the cutest little partridge silhouette ornament. Issue three is just now hot off the press and features how to stitch up dish cloths.

Diane has actually gifted me a year's subscription! And so far I love it! Love the idea! Love the projects!

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In fact, I am enjoying the series so much, I wrote Kristin and asked it I could giveaway a set of the first three issues. She suggested we give away two sets of issues one, two and three!

So there will be TWO winners drawn!

All you have to do to be a winner is to leave a comment on this post and let me know if you have started making Christmas gifts yet!

The giveaway will end at midnight PST on Saturday, May 28th. I am ending it a little early so that those readers who are not among the lucky winners can still pop over to Kristin's shop and order copies at 33% off - discount is in effect until May 31st.

The giveaway is open to everyone - worldwide!

You will no doubt notice that there are only three issues and it is now May! But you see, Kristin has been much busier than expected with the final production chores associated with her soon to be published new book! And she has moved her studio. I would say she has a good excuse, wouldn't you?

Good luck to all!

Recycling with Christina

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Usually this time of year I am busy making craft projects using materials in my recycle stash.

But this year I haven't even had time to venture near that stash! So I am going to devote this post to introducing you to my friend Christina who creates almost everything she makes using recycled materials.

Christina is one of my "Recycle Heros". Certainly she is an inspiration for looking at everyday materials and trash in new ways.

No More Complaining! It Be a Garden Here.

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Grab a cup of coffee or tea and come join me for an early morning walk in my garden.

Snowy white poppies just opened this morning!

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Silver Dollar and Bleeding Heart are at peak bloom.

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Breakfast berries coming soon! My sweetie's pickin' fingers are twitching already!

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The seedling children seem happy in the tomato beds.

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My beloved Shooting Star welcomes a new day.

Thank you for visiting and letting me share springtime in my garden.

Futuregirl Love

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This is why Alice needs a Saori mug rug for her desk at work!

She made this beautiful pot holder for me for Mother's Day! I still can't believe, as busy as she is, that she took the time to do this.

I love it. Love the colors. Love the big surprise. Love Alice!

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