Giveaway :: Meet Me At Mike’s Book….

Mike's Book

EDIT – Friday 1.00pm – GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!! Thanks for all the ace comments, nice people!

Would you like to win a copy of our lovely book? Would you? It’s very nice, you know. We would love to send a book to someone – anywhere in the world – so you can have a bit of crafty fun with Mike’s! It’s chock full of crafty how-tos and cute projects perfect for crafters of all prowess!

To enter our giveaway, just comment below! We’ll choose the winner randomly. You can comment anonymously – just be sure to pop your name and contact details in your comment.

I’ll draw the winner NEXT Friday.

xx Pip

  • Jurga
    May 21, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    I’ve found your blog just now, it’s very inspiring. I can imagine how interesting and lovely your book is, so please count me in πŸ™‚

  • Danna
    May 21, 2009 at 3:18 AM

    Hello Pip. I stumbled across your book while on holiday in a Victorian bookshop, and now back on an army base in Wagga Wagga I must be content with your blog for inspiration. How I wish I’d bought it then. My vintage fabrics, fabulous old typewriter, funky plastic deer head and mishmash display of Brunswick St business cards seem a little strange here amongst the other homes, but I long to introduce Meet Me At Mikes and all that it inspires to other military spouses at the local craft group. What a refreshing alternative for the scrapbookers!

    Forgot to post my email address before! dgrills1@gmail.com

  • Caryn
    May 21, 2009 at 3:12 AM

    I would absolutely love to win this book.

  • Anonymous
    May 21, 2009 at 2:36 AM

    Washing machine has sewing machine envy so had to stop sewing AND washing! Tweeting and came here via Lawrence Leung. Beautiful book – now I have book envy…must be catching!


  • Your Cheeky Monkey
    May 21, 2009 at 2:07 AM

    ooh what a beautiful book! I would adore being the winner, but Good luck everyone!

  • Anonymous
    May 21, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    Plus one more generic love your stuff comment from me too!


  • LEA
    May 20, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    oh yes please i would, i would love to win a copy of your gorgeous book. it has been on my wish list for a while but actually i would like to win it for a friend, actually my bff.

  • yngla
    May 20, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    IΒ΄d love to win the book! It has been on my wishlist for quite some time!

  • Natsu
    May 20, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    It was just today that I was trying to find $45 to buy you for a friend for her b’day. Unfortunately I could not afford both the birthday dinner and the book, I wish it could be. Your book feels and looks like the perfect inspiration for anybody wishing to do something with their hands.

  • Amy
    May 20, 2009 at 3:47 AM

    The book looks great though I haven’t seen it in person yet. Congrats to you on its publishing!

  • Anonymous
    May 20, 2009 at 3:24 AM

    Would you like to win this book?
    Hello Mike, why YES! I would!

    Would you read it on the stairs?
    Would you read it unawares?

    Would you, could you crochet things?
    Would you, could you sewing pins?

    Even better than eating cake,
    Mike, give me twenty-six things to make!

    luv luv xo

  • Anonymous
    May 20, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Love the book and would love to win a copy. I am dying to make the skirt and obi wrap! Pip, you and your crafty friends have done a great job.



  • dilemmalouzer
    May 20, 2009 at 1:41 AM


    Oh how I would love to win a copy of your lovely book – but who wouldn’t really!!



  • Mary :)
    May 20, 2009 at 1:14 AM

    Oh so glad I caught up on my reader in time. I’ve had a good drool over the book and are planning to add it to my next book splurge.

  • Anonymous
    May 20, 2009 at 1:04 AM

    I’d love the chance to be inspired by your gorgeous book – I need inspiration to get me going again!

    PS The website is great too, I wish you had a store in Sydney!

    Thanks, Lynda

  • astrid
    May 19, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    What a darling give-a-way. It would be adorable to get a copy of your book and a great inspiration for some new crafty projects.

    Much luck for one of us. Hopefully me.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Kari Anne
    May 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    I sooooo want your book! I think I read about you in the InsideOut magazine a while a ago, but this time I visit your site through flickr (you added one of my pics as favorite, thanks : ) )

  • Oni
    May 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    I fall in love with this when I first saw the logo Make a long felt from other’s craft-blogger, and then the header, just few minute ago :P.

    I dont have habbit to comment on any blog that i follow. Perharps this post is a good motivation.. -,isn’t it?- to say that I love this blog- pictures and ideas

  • Muckla
    May 19, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Oh, I just love love love this wonderful book! And I would love to be a lucky winner πŸ™‚

  • Early Bird Special
    May 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    How wonderful! I hope I’m the lucky lady!


    ebscrafts at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Just as everyone has said PICK ME πŸ™‚

    oh to be the one to be picked!!! I live in Perth and coming to Melb in Sept and can’t wait to visit your store πŸ™‚

    Would love to have your book, for inspiration…your nanna squares inspired me to get my nanna to teach me how to crochet and now i can’t stop!!!

    PICK ME PLEASE πŸ™‚ – lonely perth crafter.. πŸ™

  • lauren
    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    I already have one but my friend olivia really wants one…
    – lauren

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    it would make my day to win such a lovely book…
    Fingers crossed!

  • Cat
    May 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    I’ve only recently discovered your blog and I think it’s lovely! The advice for starting and prettifying a blog is great. This is a very generous giveaway and I’d love a chance to win!

  • AmΓ©lie
    May 19, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Congrats Pip! it looks so nice!
    Your book in France…it would be great!!!!!!

  • elyna griffin
    May 19, 2009 at 9:30 AM


    i love the book! hope i’ll get to have it for my wedding present πŸ™‚

  • Stompface
    May 19, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    holy moly, nearly 350 comments. Well there is no chance in winning this, and I really needed it to fill the conveniently bookshaped hole in my heart πŸ™
    I will just have to invent a book made entirely out of air, and read that at busstops, and people won’t look strangely at me hardly at all.


  • merrilymerrily
    May 19, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    meee meee meeee!

    Was a little disappointed you weren’t on Fishpond when I made my last order. I’ve only just discovered it, and you!

  • Emma
    May 19, 2009 at 7:48 AM

    What, a lovely, generous giveaway. I would love to throw my hat into the ring!

  • BellaKarma
    May 19, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    I’m finally Bringing Crafty Back into life, and I would love to have your book for inspiration! =)

  • Run
    May 19, 2009 at 5:31 AM

    oooh, oooh, yum!

    fingers crossingly and eye squeezingly yours,


  • Megan
    May 19, 2009 at 3:47 AM

    Hope to win! I live in Alaska and love to craft in our long, dark, cold winters!

  • kathy n
    May 19, 2009 at 2:17 AM

    You know who needs this book? The screaming crafty teenager who lives in my house and is always so BOOORRREEEDDD. Please send. Please.

  • Beth
    May 19, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    Hi! I have been planning on buying your book soon and I follow your inspiring blog. Your article about how to make a craft blog helped me with some of the details of my new blog, Acorn Pies, a blog for children… acornpies@blogspot.com
    So I really appreciate all your help, and I hope very much that I win your book. Thanks!


  • FelineBred
    May 18, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    Gosh Pip, you got a few comments~!!

  • Laydee Ontharox
    May 18, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Pick me, pick me. Your posts have inspired my winter crochet blanket project, I’m not saying which winter I’ll be finished, but I am having fun!

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Hi Pip, I was just walking past the computer and noticed your blogspot on the screen. I now know why there is wool, granny squares and crochet needles all over the house, she must be inspired! I would like to win your book for my wife as a surprise. I know that she would love it. Thank you, Dan
    Her email is (littlemissmuffet77@hotmail.com)

  • amy
    May 18, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Thanks for your inspiration and cheerfulness!


  • katiec
    May 18, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    I recently learnt to crochet too, wish I could do it all day long!

  • Tina
    May 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Oh my how lovely! Please let me receive a copy of the book – it’s so pretty! πŸ™‚ Love your blog!

  • taylah_
    May 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    wow, this book is totally amazing! just like your store, creations and blog! It is already my absolute favourite,and I dont even own it. (yet*fingers crossed*)
    thanks sooo much!.
    hoping it’s my lucky day!!

  • Googiebahloo
    May 18, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    My friend living in Australia told me how great your book was and how it would liven up my life in Belgium! Looks like it is right up my street. My email is: madknittingwoman@hotmail.co.uk

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Hi Pip,

    I would absolutely positively love to win a copy of your book. Keep up your ever so inspiring work.
    Melinda x

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    Please pick me!!!

    Shoshanna Hindmarsh

  • norma
    May 18, 2009 at 5:56 AM

    Hiya i ordered and bought your book as soon as you talked about it, BUT i would love to win a copy for my big sis please, it is so very lovely indeed,you generous thing you !

  • Primrose
    May 18, 2009 at 5:31 AM

    I’m a new subscriber to your lovely whimsical Blog. If your book is as fabbo as your Blog Header, I’d love to win a copy!

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2009 at 4:59 AM

    Your book looks lovely, I’d love to win a copy.

    All the best,

    Marie-Ange McCulloch

  • mum space
    May 18, 2009 at 4:03 AM

    Your book looks very lovely from the snippets I have seen here. I would love to try my hand at some of the projects.
    Sandra :: contact[dot]mumspace[at]gmail[dot]com

  • gret
    May 18, 2009 at 2:52 AM

    This is such a great book. I have a friend I know who I’d love to give it to as a gift. I’d love to win her a copy and surprise her in the post!

  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2009 at 2:40 AM

    Hi there i have just been looking on the world wide web for the last 2 hours in search of a fun project to do on this lovely overcast rainy day and i have to my surprise found my inspiration for the day at meet me at mikes..

    i am so hoping my crafty karma wins me this book…

    bye for now


  • Rebart
    May 18, 2009 at 2:37 AM

    Ok. I am now in the Blog world. Love your site. Thanks . It is a joy to open my emails and see what is next.

  • bumblebee_su
    May 18, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    322 comments! the odds in winning is low, but I would soooo love to get my hands on the book!
    ive been waiting for the local bookstore to stock it up, but so far, nada! zip!
    hopefully i’ll get lucky here =)


  • Reb
    May 18, 2009 at 1:39 AM

    I am an ex city gal so can feel isolated, but thanks to Meet me at Mikes i can be connected and enjoy all the colour and creativity. I would love to have your book. Thanks

  • Bronwyn
    May 18, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Thanks Pip! It looks wonderful and should be come a classic crafty book for the shelf!

  • Emjie
    May 18, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    I too know someone who would appreciate this book. I’d like to win the book for them.

  • Terisa
    May 17, 2009 at 11:23 PM

    oh, i’d love a copy! i have been drooling over it here in the states, but unfortunately the shipping costs have been deterring me… so excited over this prospect!! πŸ˜€

  • humphrey.b.bear
    May 17, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Hi Pip – I would love to win a copy of your book – it looks beautiful!

  • Clare
    May 17, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    hey, i only discovered your site recently, but already its provoking the crafting urge. it’s been too long!
    thanks for your amazing site
    c x

  • Rebekka
    May 17, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Yay! Your are such a sweetie! Your blog never fails to put a smile on my face. Yes, please throw my name into the hat for this great book. πŸ™‚


  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Hi Pip,

    I’d love a copy of your new book. It looks so sweet and inspiring!

    Lou (gormanla76@hotmail.com)

  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    I’ve come to this site from another looking at ways for people to save and I love the concept of being able to make things yourself. I think I will be coming to this site regularly. Thankyou for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    Melissa speedy_chic@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    It would be splendidlyoumtious to win your book! I saw it at the book store and i really want it! But am unable to afford it at this present time. = ) Your shop is super dooper COOL! I would love to learn how to knit and crochet, because my nanna doesn’t know how to.


  • Melanie
    May 17, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Are 312 comments/competition entries enough, do you think?! Heck no – here’s another πŸ™‚ The Meetmeatmikes book hasn’t quite made it to my bookshelf yet, but I’d love it to.

  • emma
    May 17, 2009 at 5:03 AM

    What a shiny, sparkly find you are!

    I’ve just moved here from London, uprooted and followed this marvellous man 10,000 miles away from my home, my friends, family and all those familiar things. But what an adventure: and if MMAM’s is any indication of the gorgeous people and clever crafty folk in Melbourne then I’m doubly-delighted to have landed here.

    Looking forward to hunting down your shop very soon but in the meantime, consider yourself bookmarked!

    Happy Days, emma x

  • Bec
    May 17, 2009 at 5:02 AM

    I just subscribed to your blog and would love a chance to win your book too!

  • rachelchew@gmail.com
    May 17, 2009 at 4:18 AM

    stumbled upon your shop on a short trip to Melbourne and I was blown away… all my favourite things seemed to be in your shop! I bought a dress and was rapt when it was wrapped up in old dress patterns (no plastic!) , and the receipt tucked in an envelope made out of an old Melbourne map. I would love to see and make what’s in your new book!
    Rachel (rachelchew@gmail.com)

  • Anonymous
    May 16, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Hi – I am on maternity leave and would LOVE to win your book to help me get back in touch with my crafty side! My mum is currently (re)teaching me to knit! Thanks so much for the chance to win – Sarah (dcshw08@iinet.net.au)

  • Judy
    May 16, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    I really like your blog!

  • mimoo
    May 16, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    I would love it!!! pick me pick me! :-)) Tina

  • Bee
    May 16, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    Congrats on the book Pip, it looks fantastic! Been a long time follower of your blog and hope to visit your lovely shop one day soon. X

  • Melissa
    May 16, 2009 at 8:14 AM

    I would love to win your book. It looks so good! What a generous giveaway.

  • Niki
    May 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    Hello – I hope I’m not too late to enter but I only just discovered your site recently and now I’m uber curious about your book. Send me a copy to keep me sane? It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting at home alone. I need some craft to keep me sane πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous
    May 16, 2009 at 8:02 AM

    i would love to win the ‘Meet Me at Mike’s’ book, it looks quite delightful.



  • carina
    May 16, 2009 at 6:54 AM

    oh well !! youve got to be in it to win it i suppose πŸ™‚

  • Danna
    May 16, 2009 at 6:17 AM

    Hello Pip. I stumbled across your book while on holiday in a Victorian bookshop, and now back on an army base in Wagga Wagga I must be content with your blog for inspiration. How I wish I’d bought it then. My vintage fabrics, fabulous old typewriter, funky plastic deer head and mishmash display of Brunswick St business cards seem a little strange here amongst the other homes, but I long to introduce Meet Me At Mikes and all that it inspires to other military spouses at the local craft group. What a refreshing alternative for the scrapbookers!

  • Danielle
    May 16, 2009 at 5:22 AM

    Brisbane Brown Owls tomorrow – Hooray!

  • pauler
    May 16, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    What an inspirational thing to give away! It looks incredible!

  • Elise
    May 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM

    I asked my mum to teach me to crochet properly the day before mothers day (because I happily stumbled into your blog and was inspired), and for once I actually learned something she taught me. She got all emotional and felt very accomplished as a mother, she waited 23yrs to teach me something!! It was LOVERLY!!

    Now I am a Granny Squaring Nutter like everyone else, Hoorah!!!


    Good Luck Everyone!!! I Hope everyone wins πŸ˜‰

  • third bird
    May 16, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    oh wow!!! i have made one of the patterns already ( the one featured in frankie) for my sisters baby shower. unfotunatly my student budget hasn’t allowed me to splurge yet on a copy. to win one???? too much excitement!!!

  • Kim
    May 16, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    Hello Pip!

    I’m from Canada and moved to Melbourne just this year! I’ve already bought your book (and love it!), but would love to win a copy to give to a friend…we gotta spread the love, right?

    Kim xox

  • the petite babushka
    May 15, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    pretty please!!!

  • acardaday
    May 15, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    too exciting! Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!
    Nova xxx

  • dropstitch
    May 15, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Ooh, I’d love to win a copy of your book! Thanks for being the most frequently updated blog in the world. I can always rely on a cheerful new post from you when I get in from a hard day’s graft πŸ™‚


  • Foof4e
    May 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    What an opportunity! I’ll cross my fingers.
    Heather Forrey

  • erin
    May 15, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    I’m in! I would love a copy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Pea
    May 15, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Oh yes please. I would very much like the chance to win a copy of your book!

  • gemmipop
    May 15, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    So sweet of you to give away a copy of your lovely book!xx

  • Meninheira
    May 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    I would love to have your book!!!
    I cross my fingers πŸ™‚

    Hugssss from Spain πŸ™‚

  • Jessi
    May 15, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    of course i would love to win it, who wouldn’t?


  • Sandrine
    May 15, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Hello, I would be delighted to win your book, thanks this giveaway.
    I love your banner, Martine was my favourite book when I grew up…I still get it for my girls when I get back to France…:)
    S x

  • Jenni
    May 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Oh yes please! Count me in, it’s on my birthday wish list!

  • mannequin
    May 15, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Oh yes, yes, yes, I’d love to win your book. I’ve spent many an hour in the bubblebath reading crafty magazines and I promise not to take this in there.

  • Abbey
    May 15, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Wow..already so many comments! Congrats again on the book pip.
    I would love to own a copy and it would be great to share with our little brown owls up here.

    Hope to come visit you one day at the shop soon.

    Abbey x

  • M by M
    May 15, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    I love your blog and visits every day. Do you send to Norway? And if not; have you publisheld your book here? I eould love to have a copy either way.
    Hugs from M

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    Hi! We were on holiday in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago and stumbled across your shop by chance. You have some gorgeous stuff in there! You have inspired me to get back in to crafty things and your book would be the perfect starter!
    Em and Phil
    P.S. Say hi to Snoopy for us!

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    I fell in love with your book while flicking through it at Borders! Love the design and the fun patterns and fabric inside! Cant wait to own my own (hopefully free) copy!

    Danielle- ciao_bella_87@hotmail.com

  • sweet emmelie
    May 15, 2009 at 7:58 AM

    count me in, the book looks beautiful!

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 7:44 AM

    Oh I hope it’s not too late to enter – I’m a relatively new convert and have fallen head over! Caroline

  • AnnLuise
    May 15, 2009 at 7:01 AM

    Oh, any chance left, to win your beautiful book? Or is it too late? I hope not, ;-), love AnnLuise

  • mazspazz
    May 15, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    I was going to go buy your book on the weekend but now I find yr generously giving it away to some lucky kid…sure hope I am that kid…

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 6:10 AM

    how wonderful! crossing fingers and hope, hope, hoping…
    jess xx

  • Jessica
    May 15, 2009 at 5:56 AM

    I would love to read your book but have no idea where to get it! πŸ™‚ Love craft! xo

  • lindsey clare
    May 15, 2009 at 5:01 AM

    oh hooray!

  • Kathryn
    May 15, 2009 at 4:48 AM

    Wow, so many comments!
    I’d love a copy of the book for myself, i bought a copy for my Mum and she loves it!
    Have a fantastic weekend Pip,


  • Soo
    May 15, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    congratulations on creating a beautiful book, the cover is great!

  • andy
    May 15, 2009 at 4:02 AM

    I really NEEEEED your amazing book. It is so hard to find a copy here in Adelaide. It would be incredible to have a copy to study day after day after day…….

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 3:51 AM

    Hi my daughter is a Melbourne Brown Owl and through her I now read you site every day. I find you hugely inspiring. Good luck with your business and I am looking forward to finding a copy of your book in New Zealand just in case I am not lucky enough to win the draw.

  • the mama monster
    May 15, 2009 at 3:40 AM

    i’m not sure how i found your blog but it is lovely. so inspiring! and what an awesome looking book.

  • boobook
    May 15, 2009 at 2:57 AM

    I have met a lovely crafty chick from where i buy my soy milk every day.
    I discovered one day that she LOVES craft!!
    She is borrowing my book at the moment.
    So I guess this is a secret entry for her. Who wouldn’t want a package to arrive that you weren’t expecting and out pops your beauitful book pippi!!!

  • Christina Lowry
    May 15, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    Due to copious fabric purchases, I am once again banned from using my credit card for awhile. Why oh why did I have to be so obsessed with fabric? If I weren’t I could have brought this book.
    (Although, book + no fabric = no prjects, fabric + winning giveaway = lots of projects!)

  • Sophie
    May 15, 2009 at 2:42 AM

    Would love to win a copy of your book! It looks fab! Oh random generator, pick me, pick me!!

  • Ange
    May 15, 2009 at 2:36 AM

    You’ve taught me everything i know about crochet, and you’ve inspired to do some writing again. I think your book would actually blow my mind …

  • sewfunky
    May 15, 2009 at 2:16 AM

    I want a copy – desperately… πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 2:07 AM

    Yay Pip!

    What a great giveaway!

    LOVE your shop and since I’ve moved away from Melbourne I miss not visiting it to see all the new and funky crafty things you have in there.



  • Lynne S of Oz
    May 15, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    Gosh, that brought readers out of the woodwork! LOL

  • Homegrown - Lala
    May 15, 2009 at 2:03 AM

    Would love to win a copy your book! How inspirational!!

    Love the cover!

  • Kat
    May 15, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    OOooh! count me in please πŸ™‚

  • Exquisite Accessories
    May 15, 2009 at 1:49 AM

    Ohhhhhh your book I have seen it advertised in one of my favourite magazines, & from your blog, I am stuck out in Mackay so I havent seen one to get my hands on and start getting more inspired from yourself & the rest of the talented people in the book.

    knitting needles crossed at the ready!!

    Thanks for the try

  • krismakes
    May 15, 2009 at 1:29 AM

    Hi Pip
    You are such a generous gal. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your lovely book that I have been lusting after. I even put it on the sidebar of my blog hee hee.
    You can reach me via email here krismarr(at)iprimus(dot)com(dot)au or on my blog http://krismakes.wordpress.com
    thanks again

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 12:59 AM

    Hello Pip, You are so generous,I saw your book advertised, and have been pining for it since- I am returning to crafting after long absence, to cure what ails me. I have just taught myself to crochet left handed, and made my 1st granny! – whew! Thank you Donna

  • Lauren Leffler
    May 15, 2009 at 12:46 AM


  • Marian
    May 15, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    I would DIE if I won!!

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    Pretty please pick me! I would love to see all the lovely ladies’ handy work all in one book. Heck, I might even make something!

  • ellie
    May 14, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    I would love to win this book! Have been eyeing it off in blogland.

    Thanks. E xx

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    well hell, I might as well throw my hat in the ring…great blog, great shop.

  • The Handmade Expo
    May 14, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    oooo… pick me, pick me.
    Mum has one of these and it is delightful and would love to have one for myself.


  • Genki
    May 14, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    This book looks so lovely! I love the colours and fun!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    i would love a copy of your book and its my birthday soon (a very good reason for you to pick me πŸ™‚ )
    you inspire me to get off the couch and do something creative.

  • CraftyA
    May 14, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    I have a copy but would love to win one to pass on as a super crafty gift.



  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    What a great give away. I would love to have a copy of this book.


  • Sharon
    May 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Wow–I’ve loved your blog and now a book to see more wonderful things.
    My grandkids are enjoying all the neat thing I’ve learned.
    Whether I win or not thanks for all the great ideas.

  • scienceandromance
    May 14, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    would LOVE to win your book! (but there are so many lovely comments like mine already, it seems unlikely!)
    πŸ™‚ i enjoy your blog immensely, keep it up! πŸ˜€

  • BananaCraft
    May 14, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    I really want to win a copy of your cute book!

  • Kristina
    May 14, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    I have a little crush on your book and would love to have a copy!

  • Rebecca
    May 14, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    I’d love to win! Looks like there’ll be a lot of competition.. πŸ™‚

  • sarah
    May 14, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Pick me!

  • chad and cheryl
    May 14, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Oooh, oooh, this looks so fantastic! I haven’t yet seen one here in the states, but I can tell I’d love it. Happy crafting πŸ™‚

  • ria
    May 14, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    *squishes eyes and prays, ‘please let me win this, pretty pretty please’*

    a great big thank you for this giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Alexis
    May 14, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Oh yes please! If I weren’t in a no-spend period, it would be here already–postage be damned!

  • sylvchezplum
    May 14, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    I’m pretty new around too, discovered your blog via your “granny a day” thing.. As a total granny and color-lover myself, I love to follow your granny-ing adventures.. Would totally love a chance to discover your book and dive into new projects, thanks for the giveaway !

    Sylvie AT chezplum DOT com

  • Pam
    May 14, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Now normally, having seen such a large number of comments for a giveaway I wouldn’t add mine. However, in this case I’m going to go for it. Not only because it’s the chance to get the book for free (which is extremely generous of you) but also because I’ve been unable to order it from Amazon Uk.
    P x

  • Harley Dee
    May 14, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    I would love to have a copy!! πŸ™‚

  • sweetpea
    May 14, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Your book looks wonderful. I’d love to have a copy.

  • Ali
    May 14, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Oh Pip, I NEED a copy of this book. I would gladly part with my hard earned cash, but I can’t get it here in the UK. So I am keeping all my body parts crossed for your giveaway.

  • Laura, Lynn and Macie Scow
    May 14, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Oh how I NEED this book!!!!!

    Laura Scow

  • Sarah G
    May 14, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Ahhh! I would love to win! (fingers crossed…)

  • jek-a-go-go
    May 14, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    ooooh! crossing fingers and wishing on a quilty star. this would make a lovely graduation gift to myself! love the blog and the book!

  • Elissa
    May 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    How fantastic! All the reviews I’ve read look great.

  • orange you lucky!
    May 14, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Hell Yeah, I’m signing up for this. I’ve been curious to see what’s hiding behind that pretty cover:)

  • Kaye Prince
    May 14, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I have been reading your blog for a bit now and have really been enjoying it. I would love to win a copy of your book!

  • Andrea
    May 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Oh, how fun! I’d love to win a copy of your book. I keep hearing about it here and there…and it all glowing praise.

  • Ammie
    May 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    I’ve been loving your blog, and your book is lovely and inspiring. You’ll have one very lucky winner!

  • heidi
    May 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Your book looks amazing, you should be so proud!

  • anne
    May 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Count me in – your book looks wonderful! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  • Banana Smoothies for Strawberry Sundays
    May 14, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Pick Me
    Pick Me

  • ade
    May 14, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    hang on! Angie beat me to it. So, I’m actually 217t! πŸ™‚

  • ade
    May 14, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    WOW! I’m the 216th comment. I really shouldn’t be surprised as your site and the book of course is such great eye candy. I’m soon to take the plunge into selling my crafts so any encouraging words before I jump?

  • Angie
    May 14, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Nothing like a giveaway to get us all commenting.

    I saw your book in the window of Dymmocks recently but with 2 kids in the pram clutching smoothies I dared not enter to check it out. I’d love a copy to just lob on the doorstep!

  • SewHum
    May 14, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    WOW – sooooo many comments!
    pick me!

  • Windy Days
    May 14, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Hello! I’d love a chance to win your lovely book! πŸ˜€

  • Suz
    May 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    I love your book. I have been eyeing it off in the shops for weeks. Am on maternity leave at the mo’ so money is a bit tight, but would love to have it. I love all things crafty – food for the soul!!

  • Jenny
    May 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    I’d love to win a copy of this. It looks full of fun.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Annabel
    May 14, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    I would love to win a copy of your book. I’ve admired it longingly every time I go into Readings. Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  • elizabeth
    May 14, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    ooh! I’d LOVE to !

  • Yvonne
    May 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    I would love to win! Your grannies are great.

  • beta-j
    May 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    so….who’s Mike exactly then?! :/

  • Dani
    May 14, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    I would love to win a copy of your book because I have tried to buy it and its been sold out so I am still sadly empty handed πŸ™ Hope I win!

  • Kate
    May 14, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Count me in please! I’ve seen the book and all the projects look fantastic πŸ™‚

  • Tamara
    May 14, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Hallo from Austria!
    I just found your blog today! And – it’s fantastic!
    I would really like to win your book!

  • Nat
    May 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Hey Pip! I saw the book in Borders the other day and it’s ace – congrats! Also thanks for the daily inspiration on your blog.
    ~ Nat

  • The Crafty Librarian
    May 14, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Ooh, I would love to win Pip! I’m the 202th entrant, gotta love those odds!

  • myrelish
    May 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    I love this book. I was lucky enough to receive it for mothers day. I would also love to give this book as a gift to friends.


  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Two hundred lovely comments and wishes for your book in twenty minutes.What more can I say…..can I play too!

  • Stephanie
    May 14, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I’m pretty new to your blog and find it so inspiring. Being a new crocheter I’m loving the granny squares. I can only imagine how lovely your book is! What a generous giveaway.

  • nerida
    May 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Oh wow – I’d love to win this giveaway! I’ve seen a few of the patterns featured and they look awesome!

    Gotta be in it to win it!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Hi Pip,
    You are such a generous host. You have inspired me as a Brown Owl and to try new crafts.

    I hope the book is a huge success!

    petainnyc @ hotmailDOTcom

  • Retro Age Vintage Fabrics
    May 14, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Oh – the book, the book! I wish I could find it down here πŸ™ – congrats on such a marvellous idea, Pip!

  • pippa
    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    I’ve just seen this in the bookstore – which is why I’m now visiting your blog. The book looks FANTASTIC and I’d love to win a copy.
    Looking forward to reading more on your blog.

  • Kelly
    May 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    What a lovely book and a lovely giveaway!
    I’d love to go into the lottery.

  • Heids
    May 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Oooh yes please – I would love a copy. Just saw a promo of it in Yen last night also.

  • jane l
    May 14, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Hi there
    I would love to win this,I havent had a chance to see it at the stores yet,but from what i have seen on the web,looks great….

  • Christy
    May 14, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    wow, i can’t believe you’re doing a giveaway of your gorgeous book! It’s on my must-have list!

  • Swirlyarts
    May 14, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Goodness – lots of comments!! I would love to win your book πŸ™‚

  • notcharming
    May 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    oooh yes please! i’ve not been able to find a copy over here in WA yet…

  • Anna
    May 14, 2009 at 9:48 AM


    Oh so exciting, a giveaway is so much fun. I’d love a copy of your book.

    Yay, Anna.

  • Shani Kowalczyk
    May 14, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    HI. Oh please yes yes yes. I would LOVE to own this book. It would truley put a giggle and smile on my face πŸ™‚
    Shani fm New Zealand

  • Tina
    May 14, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Oh please please PLEASE pick me! I’ve been wantingto get this book, and it’s just so expensive to get it sent to New Zealand! The book is gorgeous and so is the blog! πŸ™‚

  • woollywotnots
    May 14, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Congratulations on your new book! I’d love to win a copy because it just looks so exciting from the outside alone, that goodness knows what it will be like when you open up. The cover is crafty and fun and colourful and I can’t wait to peek inside!

  • Kate
    May 14, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Hi from New Zealand! Beautiful book..I would love to learn how to be crafty. Please choose me!

  • Melissa
    May 14, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    I have also had my eye on this book! well done πŸ™‚


  • rachel
    May 14, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    i’ve heard a lot about this book so thought i’d investigate. would love a copy!

  • jem
    May 14, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    i love your work and have been giving the book the eye in dymocks ever since it came out!

  • The Dotty One
    May 14, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    I would love to win this book – looks fab. If not I’ll have to buy it like everyone else!
    Thanks for the giveaway xx

  • glitterysah
    May 14, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    it would be awesome to win!! although judging by how far down the list I am…. fingers crossed!! good luck to everyone else! glitterysah x glitterysah[at]glitterysah[dot]com

  • REread
    May 14, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    wow … many comments!!! hope I win πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    May 14, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Wow, I’m the one hundredth and seventy eighth commenter! Must be one hell of a book…!

  • ANNA
    May 14, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    wow, great idea!! i tried to get this book in germany somehow, but no chance…:( winnig this would be the best!!! thank you for this giveaway lot! btw ilove your blog an the look! greets*anna πŸ™‚

  • lia
    May 14, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    oo I would love to win your book

  • taylah_
    May 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    I saw it on your blog, then in the bookshop, then in the newspaper, then on the meet me at mikes site, and for reasons still unknown to me, i dont have it. And it really shouldn’t be that way.

    hehe thank you for the awesome give away *fingers crossed*

  • Sally
    May 14, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    A poem…

    To be arty and crafty is a wonderful thing,
    It makes me laugh, it makes me sing.
    So where to learn more and live my dreams?
    Meet Me At Mikes is the answer it seems!

    Great book, great blog…

    Thank you!!!

  • *tresdivine*
    May 14, 2009 at 8:30 AM

    Oooh!! pick me pick me! πŸ˜€
    that’s a nice cover, by the way. i would love one of those…


  • Jen
    May 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    ooooh. the neatest prize ever.

  • jaboopee
    May 14, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    I would love that book,

  • Queenie
    May 14, 2009 at 8:15 AM

    I’m just starting out with craft and I’m pretty clueless so I need all the help I can get! Please help me πŸ™‚

  • avid crafter
    May 14, 2009 at 8:12 AM

    Oh I’d love to win your book! I’ve had a quick flick through it in the bookshop but I haven’t got a copy yet. I already buy too many books!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • denya!
    May 14, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    I bought a copy for my sister’s birthday but now I can (hopefully, cross-my-fingers)get a copy for myself.

  • Purple Paisley Patch
    May 14, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Yes puhleeez!!! I bought a copy already (who could resist?) but would love to win one to give away to one of my lovely bloggy friends. Thanks for the chance. πŸ™‚

  • se7en
    May 14, 2009 at 8:01 AM

    waaahh! And we have to wait a whole week to hear the outcome!!! Patience is a virtue I guess!

  • Julie Smits
    May 14, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    How lovely, I would love to win a copy of your book, I’ve been looking for some ideas for a couple of projects…


  • CurlyPops
    May 14, 2009 at 7:51 AM

    Ooooh I would love to win a copy!
    I was lucky enough to borrow a copy from Nikki for a quick squiz, but I had to return it drats!

  • Sarah Jane
    May 14, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    Hello Pip!

    You’ve got me! I’ve been lurking around your blog for fair too long without a comment! But now you’ve tempted me out to comment! Thank you for creating such a lovely little space that i can feast my eyes upon daily! Oh and for putting me on the right track for starting my own… (still in the making…)

    Have fun!

    Sarah Jane

  • wheatbeltgilly
    May 14, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    I would love to win this Pip! I also love the new look for the blog – very nice!

  • emptyatelier
    May 14, 2009 at 7:41 AM

    Hi Pip! I would love to win a copy, although I’m pretty sure my mum would steal it away as soon as I wasn’t looking πŸ™‚

  • bex
    May 14, 2009 at 7:36 AM

    wow!thats really generous of you!!im waiting for your book to pop up on amazon…would be great if i win the giveaway! although congratualtions to the final winner!!!

  • Amy (badskirt)
    May 14, 2009 at 7:28 AM

    What a terrific giveaway. So many ideas, so many creative contributors. I haven’t had a chance to get to the book store yet. Tops!

  • her name is bek
    May 14, 2009 at 7:23 AM

    I was in Melbourne last week (I’m Sydney born and breed) for a design conference and was so excited to visit your shop finally after following your blog for years!

    It was beautiful, I could live there. It made my day seeing your place and chatting with cam. I just wish I could have told you in person!


  • Melissa
    May 14, 2009 at 7:19 AM

    Ooh, would love to win a copy! I’m a wannabee crafty type!

    melissa_trudinger at yahoo.com

  • katy
    May 14, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for the give away.

  • joolzmac
    May 14, 2009 at 7:06 AM


    I’d love to win a copy of the book. Crafting is really taking off with more and more people trying to make things themselves instead of buying them. I’d love to have a go at some of the projects. Thank you,


  • BeckyEtal
    May 14, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I would love a copy of your book, I nearly got it for Mother’s day, but now have an order in for my birthday instead, unless I win one of course!

  • Marny
    May 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM

    Oooer yes please!

    Marny Tudball

  • Nell
    May 14, 2009 at 6:53 AM

    Ohhh! Your lovely book would be just the thing to beat the cold, grey doldrums (raining in the Adelaide Hills this week – not that we don’t need it…)
    Your header always brings back childhood memories. My sister and I loved the Debbie books!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 6:53 AM

    Searching for inspiration in an uninspiring time. I love receiving packets of crafty funk through your blog, THANKS!


  • Emmy van Swaaij
    May 14, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    I enjoy your blog a lot! Emmy van Swaaij, the Netherlands

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    Hello, I’ve been trying to get a copy of this book for ages but it’s very difficult as I live all the way in England!


    Fingers crossed!


  • Rachella
    May 14, 2009 at 6:43 AM


    I read your blog every day and it has inspired me to think about being more crafty.

    I haven’t actually got to the point of doing anything yet, except buy a bunch of vintage trimmings at the boot. Oh — I also made a v-shaped pillowcae out of IKEA fabric for my v-shaped pillow.

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 6:37 AM

    I would love your book, saw it at the local book shop a couple of weeks ago and sat and wished. Please Mrs Random picker, pick me, pick me:)

  • Susan
    May 14, 2009 at 6:37 AM

    I have wanted a peek in your book ever since it was released..Love your blog esp all the pretty pictures and links

  • Deborah
    May 14, 2009 at 6:33 AM

    Oh wow, I would absolutely love one of these. I cannot find it in any of my local bookstores. It would be a nice way of ending Year 11 half yearly exams!
    Anyway, good luck to everyone; and to the person who wins, you are so damn lucky! D: (and use it well!)

    avada_kedeborah@hotmail.com πŸ˜€

  • Tina D
    May 14, 2009 at 6:31 AM

    I have seen your GORGEOUS book at my local bookstore and it is truly inspirational – would love to be in the draw to win it.

  • Anne
    May 14, 2009 at 6:29 AM

    I’ve just started following your blog – love it! I’m excited about the weekly themes (now that I’ve figured it out, duh). I thought when it said “Remember” you were reminding us to post.



  • citrus daisy
    May 14, 2009 at 6:17 AM

    Excellent give away. I would love to see your gorgeous book in real life and would love even more to win one. Is it available in NZ do you know?

  • Cath W
    May 14, 2009 at 6:11 AM

    I would love a copy of this book to share with the munchkins!

  • Sophie
    May 14, 2009 at 6:02 AM

    you book looks good enough to eat!

  • Jippin
    May 14, 2009 at 5:54 AM

    One of my friends a work was sent a copy of your book and I am so jealous! I had a look through it and everything was so adorable! I had just joined the library so decided to use one of the patterns in your book to make a library bag! It would be so much easier if I had a copy of the book myself… πŸ˜‰


  • Lauren
    May 14, 2009 at 5:43 AM

    i first saw the meet me at mikes book a few weeks ago in dymocks and it inspired me to check it out on the web and found the blog!
    i check it out nearly every day (at home on Mat leave.. 8 weeks to go!) and each time there is something new to get me excited!
    doing the granny a day in may, and making a heap of softies. keep up the good work, its keeping me sane… just.


  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 5:32 AM

    I would love to win this book! I saw it in Sussans (funnily enough) and wanted to get it for my little sister. She is 15 and so unbelievably good at crafty things i just know she would love all your inspiring ideas. Anyway the tragic story is that when i went back the book was gone and so now i am desperately trying to find it online and stumbled across this giveaway which is very exciting!
    Fingers crossed!


  • Quixsa
    May 14, 2009 at 5:32 AM

    Winning this book would make my day-month-year-life:-)


  • mirabel
    May 14, 2009 at 5:20 AM

    jee wizz this is exciting!


  • Kim
    May 14, 2009 at 5:13 AM


    I’d love to win this – it’s always “out of stock” on Fishpond?

  • Jessica O'Halloran
    May 14, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Pretty please with sugar on the top, I would like this book a hell of a lot!
    So I cross my fingers and all my toes and well, you never do know!

    (ok so pretty poor rhyming but you get the drift! x)

  • edward and lilly
    May 14, 2009 at 5:09 AM

    Yes please!!! My copy has been out on loan since I bought it to a number of newbie crafty peeps. I’d love a copy to gift to one of them (or to have out on permanent loan so I can flip through mine anytime I like).

  • Christie
    May 14, 2009 at 4:59 AM

    send it to me pip, you know you want to, in fact I will come & pick it up!!!!


  • Selina
    May 14, 2009 at 4:54 AM

    wow! who wouldn’t want to win a copy! thanks for the chance! I will be crossing everything until the draw!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 4:48 AM

    I’m saving up to buy your book. I would love to win it!


  • Kathleen
    May 14, 2009 at 4:38 AM

    Hi from a fellow crafter! Wanted to get this for my mum for mother’s day but my local bok shop was all sold out.

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    Busting to break out this book and craft me up a storm!
    Laura Foo

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 4:32 AM

    Ooh! My friend was showing us this wonderful little book just recently and I would love to have a copy!


  • robanrob
    May 14, 2009 at 4:31 AM

    Well the book is fantastic and I must say I have been thinking about getting a copy but just not sure I could make such gorgeous things. I’m very inspired by the great photography..how do you manage it all with 3 kids!!
    My hat off to you Pip..

    Robyn Simpson

  • Carla
    May 14, 2009 at 4:27 AM

    Afternoon Pip!

    I’ve just left IKEA (so hard to drag myself away!) and left with a bookshelf…which is currently bare…came home and saw the book giveaway…me thinks it’s a sign πŸ™‚


  • Kelly
    May 14, 2009 at 4:14 AM

    Your book has been on my wishlist since i first saw it, I would love to win a copy!

  • Anitra
    May 14, 2009 at 4:10 AM

    ohhh i was very excited to see this post, i have visited your book exactly 6 times at Borders now. Its still on my must-buy list, but winning one would put it on my bookshelf sooner and let me spend the money on actually making the delicious projects! love love.
    Anitra x

  • Rie - The BG
    May 14, 2009 at 4:08 AM

    Beaut Book!
    I love craft. I live craft. I breathe craft. I bleed craft. I sleep craft. I eat craft!

  • Danielle
    May 14, 2009 at 4:07 AM

    ooh yes please miss pip… can you tell i have been too lazy to hit the bookshop? ps: if i win will there be a fabulous autograph on it too!?!?!? xo

  • Lyn
    May 14, 2009 at 4:06 AM

    Your lovely book didn’t make it for mother’s day despite lots of hints (in fact nothing arrived for mother’s day, but that’s another story). What a lovely giveaway, Pip.

    Lyn – lynfelix@bigpond.com

  • angelique
    May 14, 2009 at 4:06 AM

    Oh of course I want to be in on this giveaway. Lets hope my stars are aligned and I get lucky.

    Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • Livia
    May 14, 2009 at 4:01 AM

    Congrats on publishing the book. It is lovely. I saw it in the bookstore the other day. I was glad to see Claire (Loobylu) in it too.

  • cristy
    May 14, 2009 at 4:01 AM

    I am crossing my fingers and toes for this one. Thank you!

  • Bianca Jae Makes Stuff
    May 14, 2009 at 4:00 AM

    Yes please!! Would love a copy, huge fan xox

  • Meghan
    May 14, 2009 at 3:56 AM

    I love your blog and shop!!! Book looks great!

  • Splendid Little Stars
    May 14, 2009 at 3:48 AM

    Oh how much fun it would be to win such a wonderful book! So kind of you and thanks for the chance!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 3:48 AM

    Hello, I have been eyeing off your glorious book in many bookstores. It is beautiful and I would LOVE to win a copy! Love The Country Mouse πŸ™‚ liz.grogan@bigpond.com.au

  • Bridget Farmer
    May 14, 2009 at 3:47 AM

    oooooh that would be nice!

    i have a giveaway too on my fantail blog!!

  • penandnotebook
    May 14, 2009 at 3:44 AM

    lovely book! it’s worth a shot, right? πŸ™‚


  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 3:43 AM

    Sorry I forgot my email

    I would love to win your wonderful book….please pick me!

  • Emeraldflare
    May 14, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    pick me! pick me! I’d love to own a copy :o)

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    Hi, I would love a copy of your great book. I have tried to find it here in adelaide impossible, please let me win, I NEVER have won even a raffle!

  • Leslie
    May 14, 2009 at 3:36 AM

    what a great giveaway, please enter me!!!

  • Michelle
    May 14, 2009 at 3:34 AM

    oh when I read the title of this post I was nearly beside myself…I have been known to do this quiet often but in this case I really am!!!!!!!!
    I love this book and I HAVE BEEN MADLY SAVING UP FOR IT…So to win it would make my year…

  • Holly
    May 14, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    Hot diggity I would love this book! 101 comments already, pretty bad odds, but I’m hopeful!



  • Tiffany
    May 14, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    πŸ™‚ I’d love to have this book, I’ve been reading your blog since earlier this year and have heard plenty about it. πŸ™‚

  • inkie-mumma
    May 14, 2009 at 3:29 AM

    I would love it so much if I could have this book!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 3:29 AM

    It’s so kind of you to give away one of your lovely books! I’ve been trying to support Fishpond.com by buying it from them, but they have none left! πŸ™ It would be so nice to finally get a copy! πŸ˜€


  • Bec Adamczewski
    May 14, 2009 at 3:25 AM

    I had my first Mother’s day on Sunday and was lovingly given your book by my husband (thanks Blair) it was the best mother’s day gift! Today I am making the teeny-tiny goody two shoes for my 4 moth old πŸ™‚

    I would love a copy to give to my sister in-law who is going through a hard time, I think it would be the perfect pick-me-up!

  • Jodes
    May 14, 2009 at 3:25 AM

    Gotta be in it to win it right!?!?!

  • Gina
    May 14, 2009 at 3:21 AM

    Well, I already own a lovely signed copy πŸ™‚ but I think it’s great and would love to be able to give one to a friend who could use the crafty inspiration.

  • Kirsty
    May 14, 2009 at 3:15 AM

    Hello. Love your blog, i find it very inspirational for all my little projects at home i tend to do with my 2 year old daughter. I am already teaching her how to sew – not sure my 6 month old son is very interested as of yet!! But give me time to work on him.
    Love the look of your book!!!

  • ivy designs
    May 14, 2009 at 3:10 AM

    i was admiring this the other day! please can i win one? πŸ™‚

  • Miss Violonjello
    May 14, 2009 at 3:09 AM

    Love the site makeover.. very pretty. I was considering that font for my new website, but I guess you got in first! πŸ™‚

    A copy of the book?… luck, smile on me, please!

  • Imogen
    May 14, 2009 at 3:08 AM

    Oooh what fun!

    Also just thought you should know that the link to the design files under the ‘just a few fave reads’ is going to a denver graphic design company!


  • AmyMarie
    May 14, 2009 at 3:08 AM



  • julieua
    May 14, 2009 at 3:07 AM

    Yes, I would love, love a copy!!

  • Anya Kase
    May 14, 2009 at 3:04 AM

    Oooh! ooh! ooh! me! me! me! Way over here! I would love a copy of your awesome book!

  • cei-face
    May 14, 2009 at 3:03 AM

    Basically, I love your site. I stop by at least twice a day. No joking!! haha.


  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 2:56 AM

    Yes Please! I’d love a copy of your book!
    Chantelle T

  • miss willow
    May 14, 2009 at 2:55 AM

    Would I like a copy? You betcha!!! I’ve been coveting it in book shops but just can’t afford it at the moment…though coveting is quite enjoyable in its own way.

  • Ev
    May 14, 2009 at 2:52 AM

    just found your blog via the online mag Stylehunter. I love crafts and this is just the perfect place for me to wander when I need that little bit of inspiration that sometimes is so hard to catch.

  • Sharmaine
    May 14, 2009 at 2:52 AM

    Oh how exciting!!! I love your blog and would love to drool over the book. I saw it in the Angus and Robertson catalogue and raved to DH about it… dropping hints for Mother’s day but that didn’t work lol

  • KerriAnn
    May 14, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    Ohh, what a fabulous giveaway. Would love to win a copy of your book. It looks filled with crafty goodness.

  • Sophalina
    May 14, 2009 at 2:45 AM

    I have read so much about your book, but haven’t made it to the bookshop yet!

  • AverageJaneCrafter
    May 14, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    Ooooh – I’ve been coveting this book. Hurrah! Hurrah!

    averagejanecrafter at gmail dot com

  • sarasophia
    May 14, 2009 at 2:42 AM

    Would be so grateful for a copy of your astonishing book. Have been drooling over it and swooning to have it for months now.

    So, can I?

    Please, please??

    It would be so very loved and appreciated<3


  • Brooke Premo
    May 14, 2009 at 2:39 AM

    Yay! I would love to win your lovely book. Thanks for giving one away!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 2:30 AM

    oh please count me in


    thank you

  • Casey
    May 14, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    yes please! I would love a copy of your book

  • Chrisy
    May 14, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    Oh yes baby count me in!

  • kalliopi
    May 14, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    it’s a lovely prize to win… someone gave me the book for my birthday 2 weeks ago and i love it!!

  • Sasparilla Sue
    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    Oh, me me me! Pick me, over here!! ME ME ME!

  • Debbie
    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    I’d love to be part of your give-away….I always read your blog, keep up the good work

  • Pip
    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    Oooh it’s my birthday this weekend and I think this would be a very lovely present!

  • pepper
    May 14, 2009 at 2:15 AM

    gee whiz i sure would like a copy of this book. yes siree!

  • RTichy
    May 14, 2009 at 2:15 AM

    I’ve recently started reading blogs and have become a follower of yours. I would love to win a copy of your book as I have yet to buy it in person as I haven’t seen it yet.

  • DanielleQ
    May 14, 2009 at 2:10 AM

    Yay for random randomness and making lovely things πŸ™‚

    xx dQ

  • FelineBred
    May 14, 2009 at 2:10 AM

    PIP~!! Is that a picture from one of the Debbie books at the top of your blog~?! I’m so excited!! I had all the Debbie books (guess what my name is..), it’s such a flashback : )

    PS would love a copy of your book..!

  • Mishy Lane
    May 14, 2009 at 2:09 AM

    Picked at random? Great… so I don’t have to suck up in this comment box. Just pick me dammit! =P

    xo Mishy Lane


  • Natalie
    May 14, 2009 at 2:07 AM

    I had this actual book in my hands at Borders the other day! It’s freaking adorable!

    Unfortunately I didn’t buy it because I was specifically after a diabetic cookbook (and I got one… for $5, bargain!)

  • Emily Anne
    May 14, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    OOOOH! The BEST give-away! Would love it. Also love the new banner and the cute haircuts of the kids in it.

  • little monster
    May 14, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    WOW! I’d love to have this book just so I can start getting crafty!! xox

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 2:04 AM


    Thanks for you lovely work, i’ve been admiring the book in the shops…


  • Christine Chitnis
    May 14, 2009 at 2:03 AM

    I have been searching every local bookstore here in Rhode Island for a copy of your book. I would just be tickled pink if I were to win it!!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Hello, can I enter too please? I’m currently waiting to borrow your book from the library, but they only have one copy so it may be a long wait!


    Thanks very much!


  • Little Threads
    May 14, 2009 at 1:55 AM

    Oh my! I’m so excited, I have my fingers and toes crossed as we speak (which is making typing this comment rather tricky!!) LOL, waiting in anticipation …. Dzintra from Little Threads:-)

  • Wendy
    May 14, 2009 at 1:50 AM

    I would love to be included in your drawing. The book looks to be a wonderful source of inspiration.

  • Karin
    May 14, 2009 at 1:49 AM

    My goodness me! I would love to be an owner of your lovely book!

  • becka
    May 14, 2009 at 1:49 AM

    Oh goodness, yes please!! Then I really can make your pink lamingtons! Im too excited!

  • amanda
    May 14, 2009 at 1:47 AM

    pick me, pick me! i gave one to my sister for her birthday and i’m too jealous.

  • jesska
    May 14, 2009 at 1:45 AM

    Oh, yes please!! It’s the best book on the shelves right now πŸ™‚ I’ve been meaning to pick one up for weeks, this would really make my day! x


  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    Hi Mikes, Love your crafty blog! Ooh pick me, pick me! Please πŸ™‚

  • Daniellek
    May 14, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    Hey! I love the ‘hello’ above the comment box … just what I needed today to perk me up LOL!
    I just want to say I love the blog and although I have bought your book twice now for gifts I still have not bought one for myself so I would love to win one…

    Warm wishes and have a grea day

  • art4friends
    May 14, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    me please!!

    Ooo and your blog is looking spiffy. I think it has had a make over? I could be wrong.

    But lovin’ it!

    Renee x

  • La
    May 14, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    Hi, I love receiving your daily dose of craftiness. I’d love to get your little book (I was looking at it in the bookshop the other day).
    Hmmm, but its only fair that I try to comment more and stop being the shy wallflower, taking but not giving. Thanks for bringing sunshine to my little office every day.
    mwah xox

  • steph
    May 14, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    love the book, it would make the perfect present for my sister’s birthday!

  • Catherine
    May 14, 2009 at 1:36 AM

    Hello, I have just bought my first ever sewing machine, and would absolutly love a copy of your book…..as I have never sewed before. It looks beautiful! I just love craft!

  • Rachelle
    May 14, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    Ahhh! Yesss! I have been waiting SO LONG for Fishpond to tell me they are back in stock of your SO POPULAR book! The prospect of winning it would be tops! Do love your shop, your blogs, your passion!

    x Rachelle

  • jenny.da@gmail.com
    May 14, 2009 at 1:31 AM

    I love hand-crafting things, it’ll be cool to get a free book πŸ™‚ I’d definitely use it over the summer.

  • MiyaSohoza
    May 14, 2009 at 1:28 AM

    Yay! Thanks Pip!

    Good luck everyone!


    (especially me!)

  • Weekenddress
    May 14, 2009 at 1:28 AM

    oh yes please! I would love to own a copy of your lovely book! I’m just staring to get into the rad world of all that is crafty and would love some inspiration!


  • the projectivist
    May 14, 2009 at 1:27 AM

    i would love to win that book, Pip.

    i am going to focus all of my quite considerable brain-powers on you
    and by the magical power of Suggestion, hopefully i shall win it.

    listen carefully –
    you want to give me that book.
    you NEEEEED to give me the book.

    is it working yet?

  • amy and the bad cats
    May 14, 2009 at 1:26 AM

    oh! i would love to win a copy of your book. i so very much wish i lived in australia so i could come visit your delightful shop; instead i just have to keep reading your blog and thinking “someday.”

    scruffycat1970(at)yahoo(dot) com

  • B.
    May 14, 2009 at 1:24 AM

    hi there, ever since ive been exposed to the craftiness of melbourne i feel an urge to transfer this wonderful movement across oceans to my home, the netherlands — and we dutchies really need those warm and fluffy crocheted/knitted goods with our minus 0 degrees climate.. and were in desparate need of an equivalent of st rose artists market, too. so, the book will at least get me & my friends started.

    xxbarra (at) hotmail.com

  • stephanie
    May 14, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    ooh! how exciting!
    super sweet of you πŸ™‚

  • PaisleyJade
    May 14, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    Yes pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese – that would be the best thing ever to own!!

  • Sara
    May 14, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    ooooh I would love to win a book. We’re budgeting right now and it’s so boring…and cheap…and I would love some crafty fun to break my boredom.
    I love getting your blog everyday. So much delicious eye candy.
    sara ann x

  • Sara
    May 14, 2009 at 1:17 AM

    Ooo – pick me, pick me. I love your book and your blog and your store πŸ™‚

  • Lucy Bowler
    May 14, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    Ooh, yes please! Count me in! Thank you and I have all of my fingers and toes crossed!

  • Rest is not idleness
    May 14, 2009 at 1:11 AM

    Would love to win a copy of your book, I am waiting for it to finish processing at our library.
    You are truly generous, Pip
    another Pip

    my email is:
    restisnotidleness at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 1:06 AM

    Hello balloffur from twitter here.
    New mum looking for projects. I would love the book! Have been admiring it for a while

  • Gracie
    May 14, 2009 at 12:57 AM

    Eee! I love your book. I’ve seen it in bookstores and have wanted to get it for awhile but I went back and it was sold out! (Yay for you boo for me because I did want it)
    So I guess I will try here and if not I will go looking for it again =)

  • Katy
    May 14, 2009 at 12:57 AM

    oooo i would love a copy of your book! (and to actually win one of the 50 giveaways i have entered for a change!)
    Count me in!

  • A Life So Peachy
    May 14, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Pip, you are the best!


  • Michelle
    May 14, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    What super sweet giveaway Pip! I’d love the chance to win a copy!!!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    oh how lovely!!

    two of my sisters have this book but can never lend it to me as they are always wanting to create things out of it. i would just love to have a copy of my own..



  • Emma
    May 14, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    I am so excited to have stumbled onto your site, after the birth of my first daughter 3 years ago I taught myself to sew, knit and crochet (not necessarily well but I tried none the less. Now I am pregnant with my 3 rd and these creative new projects are just motivation I need!!! You re now in my favourites!!!!

    PS People always tell me “3 kids in 3 years, you need a TV, i just think I need a new craft project!!! :).

  • Pippi Langstrumpf
    May 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Pick Me! Pick Me!
    I’m dying for some new inspiration – I’d love to start creating something new.

  • Debra
    May 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Am a bit povo at the moment, new house that is being renovated, digging holes, painting etc. A free crafty book would be bloomin’ fab! I’m a knitter and crocheter…used to sew in the old days (sewing maching unused in cupboard for about six years….bad person, me!) Love your work, have walked past your shop and had no idea what went on,now I will be popping in!

  • claribell
    May 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    oooh, i just found you, i can’t wait to read your blog and i’d love to see your book :o) if i don’t win it here i’ll have to search it out!!m

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 12:25 AM

    Hi Pip

    My Granddaughter, Piper, Daughter Elisa and I are all fanatical crafters. Elisa and I homeschool Piper and are always looking for new books with new ideas.
    I would love a copy of your book, but if I don’t win it I will purchase it eventually.


  • My Black Cardigan
    May 14, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    It would make my day, no week, no month (!!) to win your book. Thanks for giveaway.

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    Wow what an awesome giveaway! I would love to win a copy of the book…the awesomeness! πŸ™‚


  • missdines
    May 14, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    oh yes indeed! …i’ve been wanting to get my mits on this ever since i saw it!

  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    Im just starting to make bead jewellery, I love some more crafty ideas πŸ™‚

    Kathryn Smith

  • jodesmac
    May 14, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    ah yes i would! i have entered another comp to try and win with no success so i will try again . #WANT
    loks fantastic

  • sew nancy
    May 13, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    this looks to be a great book. count me in

  • vanilla pixie (Carley)
    May 13, 2009 at 11:57 PM

    I would love to add a copy of your gorgeous book to my shelves!!


  • Bendigo
    May 13, 2009 at 11:57 PM

    Hi Meet me at Mikes, would you like to meet me in Bendigo instead? I don’t know anyone called Mike so you could come to my place. I like to think I could make things. But then again, your hearing from a girl whose first softie looks like a badly deformed victim. She would greatly appreciate you…yes. yes she would.
    Love Esther

  • Jo
    May 13, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    Gorgeous book! I would love to win it, but would also love to include it on my blog – http://www.alittlebirdtoldmewhere.blogspot.com


  • Dawn Tan
    May 13, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    I would looooveeeee a copy! It’s so cute!

  • Alison
    May 13, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Hello, I would love that chance to win this book, I’m inspired by your granny-a-day too.
    keep it up.

  • Anonymous
    May 13, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    Hello Pip,
    I’ve been enjoying your tweets. I have seen your book in various shops when I’ve been out and about, and I’ve seen it mentioned in several magazines and papers. It is so lovely. You are just like me. I have been crafting all my life. I would love to visit your shop one day but in the meantime I would love a copy of your book. You are so generous to give one away. I don’t have a blog but I’m littletreeart on twitter.


  • Anonymous
    May 13, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    Oh! I have been looking forward to your book SO much…thank you for the giveaway.

    –Vicki K.

  • Ngaire
    May 13, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Hi Pip,
    I really want to win a copy of your book to give to my mum so that she can stop stealing my copy!!
    She has already made the little booties and they are so cute!

  • muskawo
    May 13, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    SO far I havent seen the book in Geelong, but i did see it in Sydeny when I was there, how weird is that? I guess I should try looking in borders, but whenever I got there I get tempted to spend lots of money!

  • Kara
    May 13, 2009 at 11:39 PM

    Ohhh….I would love to receive a copy of your new book! I have just signed up for my first sewing class so this would be great timing!

  • marion
    May 13, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    the book looks great! i saw it in readings yestreday. i love hearing the phrase group sex in the media, it reminds me of one of my favourite films, The Ice Storm.

  • Jackie
    May 13, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Oooh that would be lovely!


  • Susan @ Reading Upside Down
    May 13, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Your book looks wonderful and your offer is well timed – I’ve just blown the dust off my sewing machine and cleared some space for being creative.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  • Bookonomics
    May 13, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    Oh how I love Meet Me at Mikes!

    I would love to win the book to bring the shop home.

  • bubbachenille
    May 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    The book is lovely, I bought one at the Brissy Stitches and craft, I think my mum would love it ! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Miss Lady Finger
    May 13, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    I would LOVE to win this!

  • Trixie Jones
    May 13, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    That would be lovely! I’ve been hinting strongly to my husband that I would like it for my birthday in October, figure I should get in early!

  • becclebee
    May 13, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    oh, you’re so sweet to give away a copy of your lovely book. i am yet to pop into a bookshop to see it in real life, but i know it is filled with all sorts of crafty goodness!

  • Anonymous
    May 13, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    I love your book and your website! I’m not a naturally crafty/creative person but Im inspired as soon as I visit your website!


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