Thursday, December 15, 2011

Make Hey - Give Away!!

The lovely people at Hardie Grant sent me a copy of Pip Lincolne's new book, Make Hey! while the sun shines . We picked it up at the post office when we were driving through Carnarvon in WA. It was actually addressed to me, but you know what?? I didn't actually get to look at it until a couple of hours later.

My girls ran away with it.

My girls loved it.

Miss Pepper loved looking through all the brightly coloured, beautifully styled pictures.
Miss Jazzy loved pointing out all the projects that she NEEDED me to make for her.
Miss Indi took the longest. She studied every page carefully, reading and going through the patterns and recipes and lists and working out what she could make herself.

Even my self-confessed, crafty-challenged friend Trish loved it!

When I finally got my hands on Make Hey! I completely understood the excitement. In her introduction Pip says 'This book is about projects and ideas and even nice things to cook. It's all about sunshiney fun stuff to make and things to put you in a dipping-your-toes-in-the-river-shady-picnic-popsical kind of mood.' And she's totally spot on. It is!


It's a great book. It's a beautiful book. It's a happy book. It's a spunky book. You would love this book, I know you would. It even has pictures of the cutest old caravan in it.

And lucky for you, the wonderful peeps at Hardie Grant have given me one copy of Make Hey! to give away to one of you. Hooray!! So leave me a comment below. Tell me something. Anything. We'll pick a winner on the weekend.

(Unfortunately this giveaway is open to Australian residents only.)

Have fun and be kind. xx

116 comments:

  1. creating stuff (mostly wooly) helps me to forget the less nice stuff in life. I'm newish to it, and totally won over.
    I'm proud to say that every single gift I am giving this Christmas, is made by my hands. I have not walked into a shop.
    On saturday I may purchase one or two gifts from the sisters markets in Brunswick, but I'm okay with that, because someone elses hands have lovingly created it.
    The economy is getting a big fat nothing from me this year :-)

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  2. Oooh that looks so colourful! Ok tell you something, I just LOVE LOVE your circles in squares scarves/blanket. Hope to learn to crochet one day!

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  3. I need something to get my sewjo back maybe this will do it. Although I am sure it will be "borrowed" by Charlotte and will led to lots of projects she wants to make

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  4. I will tell you that I have just discovered that my weird cats are obviously over the novelty of base jumping down our Christmas tree and are now eating proceeding to eat it. I wonder what pine needles will do to the feline intestinal tract?

    You might have preferred a crafty comment but that's all that I have at the moment.

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  5. I already have a copy but would love to win one to gift to somebody else! It is a great, inspiring book.

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  6. I need something to get my sewjo back maybe this will do it. Although I am sure it will be "borrowed" by Charlotte and will led to lots of projects she wants to make

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  7. Gee, I've ignored my List Of Blogs To Read for weeks now, I check in and this is the very first post at the top! How lovely!

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  8. We are so knackered around these parts that we now rely on play school to tell us what day of the week it is!

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  9. There is a big basket full of vintage sheets in the original packet in one of the op-shops (maybe salvo's, sorry can't remember the name) in Mount Gambier if you happen to go through on your way home. I took a few but lots of lovelies left.

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  10. Please do NOT let me win it!!!!! Thanks Kate, for such a lovely post! I am having a shite day and this has just made everything seem a WHOLE LOT better. You are the radness! Hello to the Foxettes and the Daddy Fox, too. xxx

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  11. So.. you took the Caravan thru Carnarvon.. did that not feel odd or what?!!
    It does look exactly like a sunshiney book & I think we should at least all aim to say the word sunshiney at least once a week!

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  12. I would love a happy book!

    Tell you something... well, Antartica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

    I like the idea that there is a big bit of land out there that just belongs to itself. :)

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  13. It looks like a great book. If I ever get around to cleaning the last craft mess off the table I might have the space to make something new! Oh for a craft space just for me.

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  14. Hi there! My thing to tell you might appeal more to the kids than to you, but my useless pice of information for today is that Giraffes can not cough!

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  15. I like the bit about the popsicle! And I love the idea of the kids checking it out cause that will happen here too with plenty of grand plans and creations floating around their minds. Safe rest of your trip home for Christmas. X

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  16. Well now, I was just thinking of you today Kate. I was in an Op shop that sold books about op shops! Where to find them etc...I'll swap you! You do take bribes don't you!?!
    Sam

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  17. Oh my, I want this book, cause it looks so pretty and it's by the wonderfully hip Pip.

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  18. Pick me, pick me!!! Lol
    This was on my "Christmas List" for hubby to buy me but he has already informed me that didn't make his shortlisted items. He saw me reading this post, and said that one didn't make my shortlist. I must have looked disappointed lol cuz he then said "oh crap,,,should it have???". Yup it should have, for that matter any of Pip's should have but they didn't. He said he thought I had enough crafty things on my "to do list" already and I really didn't need any more....Well I say pffft men! lol what do they know about the "need" to drool over crafty books, even if it means adding to your to do list!!!

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  19. Did you know that the easiest way to multiply something by 11 is to separate the digits you're multiplying 11 by and place the sum of those digits in the middle?
    eg. 11 x 25 = 275 (2 + 5 = 7, place 7 in between 2 and 5)
    another eg. 11 x 36 = 396 (3 + 6 =9, place 9 in the middle)
    so there's my random thought of the day, happy travelling!

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  20. hehehehehehe totally love photo of the two Guys having a look at the book ..maybe they will get crafty now hahaha :D

    Tell you something ?! hmmm ive had this on my craft wish list but hubby doesnt step foot in a craft shop or near the craft section of the book shop!! :)

    Hugs
    xo

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  21. Would you believe on this very day I was fawning over this very book while out book shopping for family christmas presents. Yep, I carefully pawed through all of her books trying to choose which one to put on my Christmas wish list. This one would be fine! melx

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  22. ooooo i would love that book in my life!

    I like to drink my coffee with soy milk and honey!

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  23. O thankyou. I've never held a Pip Lincolne book in real life. You inspired my post last night by your comment about living in a copper art home. I don't really believe it but hey! even I have Copper art goodies in my eclectic, curbside deco house. I shared the last book I won online with a special friend and still haven't had a chance to read it properly. Cherrie

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  24. I have just spent the last few days packing up my downstairs studio and relocating upstairs. Its been a 5 year wait and i'm excited. Not as much as the kiddies as they will finally get to have their own rooms instead of the 3 of them sharing.
    I've lost my crafting mojo and need some inspiration.

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  25. Hav yet to have a looksy through Pip's book! I have pledged my eternal devotion to her since I taught myself to crochet from her magnificent video tutorials.

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  26. Hi Kate. I have barely commented on while on your journey but I have read and enjoyed each and every post! Did you know that almost everyone I have told that I am pickling eggs think that I am weird and that they sound gross. They are pressie for my sometimes very pommy Dad.
    Love to you all, Mx

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  27. Hi Kate,
    I just wanted to tell you how happy and relaxed your girls look - I'm sure that they have got so much from their trip.
    Also , Farmer Bren looks so funky with sideburns!!

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  28. Oh, I would very much love a spunky book! My creative side has taken a backseat with the 4 smalls around but as soon as we get back to our little farm in the new year things will change. Some inspiration from Pip would do wonders. Oh, and I can tell you I'm onto my second G & T :-D

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  29. I'm having a bit of a creative drought around here..there are only the merest bits and pieces being crafted around here..and would appreciate the inspiration madly!

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  30. 'Merkan here, so I won't be a winner, but I wanted to be sure everyone knew that all three of Pip's books can be got through Amazon.com. This looks perfect for crafts and drafts night (creativity and beers!)

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  31. That is SO FUN that you can get mail on the road. I did that in Europe 'poste restaunte' of something...didn't think of doing it here, I remember you saying you got mail before and I kind of wondered about it. Tell you something huh? We have picked apples- our earliest EVER, it's been an early season for lots of things this year. It's stone fruit season- our nectarines are amazing- also picked today apricots (and jam made), white and yellow peaches. For the first year ever bloody blackbirds ate our blackberries- about 4kg (Cam reckons) they made of with- I had jam plans for them too. Our blueberries are ripe- small crop but it's early days for those bushes. Garlic is scattered all over my loungeroom as I type...I could be braiding it but I'm not. It's been a good garlic year for us, I love garlic. I hope this makes you look forward to getting home to your own fruit and vegies, because fresh picked is pretty ace, as you know.

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  32. Who wouldn't want a copy of such a rad book...I will be sorry when your travels come to an end...looking forward to what adventures lie at home for you.

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  33. That book looks like such fun! It must be cos it's written by a Pip, and my bestie gives all Pip's an awesome name!

    One day I want to pack up and hit the road in my own funky caravan! Not sure I'll cope with my boys though!

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  34. I've enjoyed seeing our big beautiful country through your eyes here at this blog.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas and all the best wishes for the coming year.

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  35. at school pick up time, me and Amelie arrive early and sprinkle shiny colourful love hearts on the foot path everywhere, and then we hop back in the car and wait to watch the kids and their parents walk past. we giggle when they look down and smile and amelie hi 5's me when little people bend down to pick up a heart or two. so.much.fun.

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  36. thanks for sharing your travels with us, and your crochet goodness. The book looks awesome, thanks for the chance to enter.

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  37. Hey Hey! Come on Molly. You can do it. Lets all put a special thought out there for Molly for a speedy recovery and the team thats helping him. love from sue x

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  38. I will tell you that I have just had such a rubbish day at work that I (un-characteristically) ate a whole bar of dark chocolate on the drive home in the dark, sobbing,sniffing and munching. I now feel completely fine thus proving the healing power of chocolate.

    If you should pick me I live in the Uk ~ so I would donate the prize to your craftily challenged friend Trish ~ we all started somewhere! Love Christa x

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  39. Hmm what can I tell you. A story:

    ... Chef texted me yesterday with this "Red is coming to dinner with his Mexican Fiance"

    We haven't heard from Red for three years but it is so typical of him to show up with no warning- and we love that. always a great surprise. Obviously a lot had happened since we last spoke 3 years ago and I was busting to meet her and see red. When I got home they arrived and met at a meditation retreat in Mexico. She is gorgeous and friendly and funny and I loved her!! So excited and happy to see them both and see Red so happy and we are invited to their wedding next year in MEXICO!!!!! Wooot!!!

    This story has nothing to do with winning any books but that craft book of Pips does look fabulous and I would love to win a giveaway. xxx

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  40. Luck-duck me already won a copy at Cath's place AND had Pip sign it for me in pink texta, so don't enter me... I just wanted to brag... ;)

    Really though, I hope you got a copy for yourself too?!

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  41. How can I not go in a giveaway for that book?? I am looking forward to creating lots of new things next year - lots of little bits and pieces in my little bits and pieces of time and space. This would be beautiful inspiration. Your trip has also been very inspiring Kate. Have loved reading all about it and seeing your beautiful photos.

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  42. What can I tell you. Hmmmmm. I do know I'm going to be sad when you park your caravan at home. I've really enjoyed the trip. I can't wait for the posts from the boat ride around the world! :-)

    The book looks wonderful.

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  43. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance xx

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  44. Hmmm, what can I tell you, a joke, a recipe, a story.....

    How about a random bit of info!

    I just dyed my hair last night and the best thing about it is my husband did it for me. I couldn't believe I managed to get him to do it. The colour is called dark reddish brown.

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  45. I will tell you that last night I dreamt that I organised a fancy dress party, then got very angry when the guests enjoyed the robot boxing more than the karaoke machine. And I couldn't find my wonder woman costume....

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  46. Love that it got passed around so much before it got to you! Sounds like a winner :)

    I've just bought Pip's first book for my SIL for her birthday and have to admit to flipping through it myself already ...

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  47. Such a great giveaway thanks so much! I love to give my sewing machine some more love!

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  48. oh lovely - just what i need to get me away from the computer - and i really need to justify my wool stash and turn it from balls of wool into something useful lol

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  49. Um hello, that book looks amazing!!

    Last night my family and I got into a little debate about the type of caravan we wanted...I am vintage all the way but they didn't share my enthusiasm until I showed them your Frankie Blue...they love her just as much as I do :)
    Thanks again for sharing your journey with us Kate, it's got my family all inspired though it will be a few years before we get on the road.
    x

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  50. My anything - my first baby started kicking this week. I can honestly say I never been happier in my life. xx Jess

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  51. My five year old is learning to read. Yesterday i was looking at a toy catalogue and my five year old was reading it over my shoulder. I could hear him sounding out the letters and words "family summer fun!" He said to me " that thing on the end of summer,(meaning the !) that means HOORAY"

    Funny fellow he is.

    Lisa

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  52. Am in total admiration of your courage to step away from home and out into the world with your girls and husband. Very inspiring ! I'm thankful for you sharing your experiences on and off the road and the crafting in between - very entertaining ! Have a safe trip home :) x Lauren

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  53. Can't believe it is time for you to head back, it will mark the end of my husband kicking me off the computer when I say I am reading about "Those people and their Franklin"

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  54. Well. A little something to share. I have never baby sit before and I have to help out my aunt to look after my little cousin later next week. Still trying to figure out how can I plan the day; rather it is a drawing lesson, story telling, craft session, cooking or just simply doing nothing? Well. I wish I have a guide as I am not confident in teaching and I would love to have someone to share their steps of how they going through this.

    What a challenge before Christmas. (At least a challenge for me.)

    Hope all is well.

    Merry Christmas.

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  55. 2012 is the year of handmade for me! Desperately trying to save money so we too can take our 3 girls on a trip like you have just done. Currently looking for craft books before end of 2011 to complete the task for next year.
    Oh please pick me!!
    Cheers, kym

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  56. I have Pips first book, and found it inspirational. Have been longing to get my mitts on Make Hey, thought I should buy my own Christmas pressie, but it would be so much better if I won a copy from Foxs Lane. Love reading your travel blogs. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Claire

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  57. I think I need a bit of creativity in my life and this seems like the perfect aid. x

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  58. Oh, Pip's books are fantastic! I've just cut out the baby yoga pants from 'Meet Me at Mike's' for Auden, who is currently lying under the Christmas tree and gurgling. He has started saying 'cat', 'water', 'Dad', and possibly 'yoghurt', and last night he learnt to clap!

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  59. Oh this is on my wish list too! I just love the cover, let alone all the gorgeous fun stuff inside! They say not to judge a book by it's cover, but I seriously beg to differ..it's always my guide to a good read!
    Safe travels homeward bound..x

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  60. Tell you something? Ok... I've got a new baby niece or nephew coming in the new year, so I need to get baby crafting! Pip's book would be a very good source of inspiration, me thinks : )

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  61. What? You're not giving away the Beer guide? Oh well, I'd gladly settle for Pip's book.

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  62. Have lusted over Make Hey more than once in my local bookshop... and left empty handed every time.

    P.S I think you're super cool

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  63. Hi Kate. Well this year I discovered the world of blogging and all the joys it brings, aswell as progressing leaps and bounds beyond the granny square and I learnt to spin my own yarn. And I think I can squeeze some more great craft discoveries before the end of the year.....

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  64. I love Blythe dolls!! It seems Pip does too - great minds!! Thanks for the giveaway - good luck and Merry Christmas to all! x :)

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  65. Ace giveaway Kate.
    Let me tell you what I did today. My class and some other classes went to the Botanical Gardens to watch a play called "The Minotaur Quest." It was great. The kids loved it. The glorious sunny day we had made it even better.

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  66. hi there i love looking at your pics of your crochet!! makes my day and gives me inspiration thankyou

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  67. I love to create mostly with fabric, but jewelery, wool and other mediums are also tackled. This books sounds like it would be great, and having 3 very craft oriented children, I am sure it would get heaps of use!

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  68. I totally need another craft book!! This one looks so fun!

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  69. Please please please let me win! I wanted this book so much for Christmas but I don't think Santa will be delivering it :(

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  70. ooohhhh... I have been coveting this book :)
    I've just found out I am preggers wih my second bub so have the urge to look thru all my craft books and make lots of bub-related trinkets!
    This made me realise most of my craft books date from my first pregnancy.. .must be time for some new inspiration!

    Emma x

    qotfu72 at yahoo dot com dot au

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  71. Oh! I love Pip's books -they are so feel-good and craft-and-pass-it-on. It has been a sad, sad day here so your post made me smile!

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  72. howdy,

    Trying to make far to many Christmas pressies at the last minute, maybe Pip will give me quicker easier ideas for next year

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  73. Hi Kate
    The other day Miss 2 and a half was under the dining room table being very quiet (which, as all mums know, usually equals trouble) When I asked her what she was doing she replied "Shh, I texting the cat"
    Have loved following your travels, have a safe and happy Christmas x

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  74. Would love to win this book! My goal for next year is to move to Albany with the family for a whole lifestyle change and learn to knit. This book looks gorgeous and just the thing to get this crafting challenged gal started :)

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  75. Hello Miss Kate,
    Looks like a lovely, bright and sparkly book. Love the cover.
    Looking forward to catching up and showing off Master H early in the new years!!
    Travel safely xx
    Ab

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  76. You should seriously pick Manda, have you read her comment? So sweet, I love the idea of sprinkling the ground with shiny love hearts for people to find, what a beautiful and random surprise :)

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  77. It's a sign... it was meant to be.... I was just saying today, "I must get Pip's newest book..."

    I've been locked away at work since it came out - too busy to go book-shop browsing.

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  78. have just finished christmas projects and would love to take this on our trip..

    have a wonderful christmas

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  79. Oh yes, pretty please! Fingers crossed. Merry, merry Christmas x

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  80. I have a confession- I'm not that into craft! Or more like it's just not that into me! I so want to be, I live vicariously through lots of wonderful blogs like Foxs Lane. Now this book, this looks like just the thing to inspire me to live through me & become a crafty!!

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  81. Well, what can I say? Life's been tough the past few weeks, 2011 has been a challenge for many of the extended family and reading your blog has cheered me up at times. It's also been a beautiful reminder of our (similar) trip last year(child free though)...wishing we were back on the west coast of our beautiful country. I feel sad to read that your trip is almost over...anxious for you as you face the realities of returning to the regiments of being back home...you will more than likely experience a sense of loss and displacement...but you will always have the many, many, memories of the past 6 months...unique, well done, congratulations.

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  83. Tell you what ... I'd adore this gorgeous book for my Granddaughter Dee, who I call 'the chip' ... she's a chip off this old block! She's inherited the crafty genes, she's learning to create beautiful things for her little girl, my Great Grandbaby Belle.
    This book would be perfect to add Dee's Christmas stocking and her creative talents. Everything crossed ♥♥♥♥♥

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  84. When I was nine, I travelled for three months with my parents and two sisters in a caravan across the Nullabor, through the 'ruins' at Ceduna to Perth then up to Kalbarri before coming home via Bunbury and Albany!
    It's been lovely reliving those memories.

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  85. hoo yep.
    sunshiney stuff - been living with friends and loving co craftig when we get a chance and totally double family creative life=-ing. all good.

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  86. What to say? I know. IM GOING TO BE A MUMMY KATE! I could scream it and want to tell randoms at the shops lol. It's all very exciting and perhaps even a little scary. Have a great trip back home Kate. If u do pass by Adelaide do drop into Goodwill on Cavan Rd, Cavan. Nice big secret squirrel fabric/craft room out the back just ask someone to let u in. U might Find a treasure or two x

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  87. My girls would love this book and so would I. We could have so much fun with it this summer! Safe travels for the last few days of your trip

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  88. I think (most of the time) sewing keeps me on the socially acceptable side of sane...although I'm not sure that other members of my little family would agree with that.
    Have a great trip home.
    My cousin did a similar trip with her 3 kids when they were same ages as yours. Her kids still talk about it passionately as one of the best things they've done as a family ... and their youngest is now 21!
    Enjoy & thanks for sharing your trip
    Jenny

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  89. Make Hey and let the sunshine through your passion and craftiness!!

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  90. Three times a charm I reckon, I have tried so hard to win this book, money is sooooo tight I just can't afford to purchase a special pressie for me but this is the 3rd competition I have entered to win this, today is my lucky day, I can feel it in my waters!

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  91. What a gorgeous book, am wondering what the boys were looking at in it, they seem to be very happy whatever it is.
    Love the cover, we all need a dresser to look like that, a happy place.
    x Sandi

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  92. What can I tell you? I was awake at 4am this morning, out for a run at 5am and now at 8am feel tired! This book looks amazing and my 10 year old son (and I) would love it. He has surprised us all by being the cross-stitch king and has made cross-stitch cards for people for Christmas. He has also made his own shorts and pencil case. A boy after my own heart!

    Kate

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  93. I am learning, well trying to learn , crochet. I've been trying to learn for the longest time but I just can't get my head around it. I bet this book would help absquillion times over!

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  94. Golly gosh, there's practically one hundred folks above me all with fabulously witty comments!

    Something travel related: I'll have you know that my (then backpacking) husband did the WA coastline trip in the reverse direction to you guys, then got to Darwin where he met me, and the rest is history.

    Maybe that's sweet enough to win me a book? xx

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  95. I was given Pip's other 2 books for xmas and birthday last year and I would love to complete the set! If I don't win it I think I will buy it. I have love reading about your travels on your blog! I especially enjoy seeing your pictures pop up on instagram. Your pictures always make me smile!

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  96. Hi Kate, hmmm...a bit new at this- my first attempt to leave a comment failed!I'll try again.... I LOVE your blog... started reading just before you left for your Big Trip. We're hoping to do something similar in May next year for 6 months & you've inspired me to try doing up our old van! I'm looking forward to continuing to read your posts when your blog reverts to a 'craft' blog too! LOVE LOVE LOVE the look of this book... I know I shouldn't, but I usually do judge a book by its cover! I'd love to win, but just in case, I'll add the book to my 'wish list' so I don't forget the title! Have fun on the last leg of your journey, Ingrid. (ingridtimeconcomau)

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  97. How have I only just found this? The book - gorgeous. The fact that I will need to slow down to use It? Fabulous

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  98. Ooooh - It's probably long past comment time and I see just a few others have commented - only a hundred or so!
    O well.
    I have a lovely cargo bike and I'm thinking about making it a lovely cargo bike seat cover, like one I think I may have briefly glimpsed in that lovely book of Pip's.
    Thanks for the chance for a giveaway.
    good luck everyone.
    xx
    Bec

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  99. Woo hoo - what a sweet looking book. Would love the chance to win a copy!

    Mel.

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  100. teehee. i love all of the photos of everyone reading pip's book! love them :D

    and i can't believe you guys are nearly home! quickest 6 months ever. it's been so amazing to follow your journey on here and on 'the twitter'

    safe travels over the next couple of days!
    xo

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  101. Today I went to my first clearing sale and the air was thick with testosterone as men gathered around piles of scrap metal envisaging what they might become in their shed at home! (You said tell you something!) Would love to win the book!

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  102. I really can't think of anything witty to say at all. It's 3am and my youngest just wet the bed. I'm now wide awake and can't get back to sleep so having a trip around blogland instead. I am hoping u choose some random method of picking a winner as I may have more of a chance then! I have enjoyed reading the comments.

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  103. I'd love to win the book! I run an online community craft group with over 200 members called 'Stitches for Sisters' and we're always looking for crafty inspiration for our projects which we donate to women and children in developing nations.

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  104. No Internet for me, so I borrowed hubbys phone to see where you are on your trip Merry Xmas

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  105. I have picked this book up several times and leafed through it's sunshiny-goodness letting myself me dragged off to another lifetime when I used to craft. I would love a copy of my very own!

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  106. it's the first Christmas away for my lovely girlies and we will miss our family heaps.
    Congratulations on your trip, your account on your blog and your homecoming...fresh flowers on the table, music in the air and some cooking going on ...sounds like home.

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  107. My anything is that I am dragging myself up to the line to commence the week - it has been a long, long year with challenges both happy and harrowing. Looking forward to January, it will be a month of restful holiday.

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  108. Oh no, i hope i'm not too late for this! Have just discovered your blog, love it & i adore your caravan!

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  109. I was lusting over this book in the shop the other day! I'm sure my 5 year old would also run away with it (if I gave her the chance).

    Good luck with the last leg of what has been an amazing adventure. Enjoy reacquainting yourself with the house and the farm.

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  110. I was oohing and aaahing over this book just recently. My creative side although has grand ambitions always needs a little help!

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  111. I would love a copy of this book as a xmas present to me... thanks for the give away. Happy Home Coming :)

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  112. Ooh, I am almost finished making my girls an embroidered cushion each - an owl and an elephant - and I'm now hooked on making stuff! So much better than watching TV... Love the look of this gorgeous book. Have also loved following your blog during your amazing trip. What a wonderful experience for your family! Welcome home.

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I do read every single comment you leave and appreciate it very much, but I should let you know that I can be a wee bit on the useless side when replying to comments, that's just me, everyday life sometimes gets in the way....so I'll apologise now, just in case.

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