Thursday, 7 February 2013

giveaway win

Yes that's right, I won another giveaway.  I say "another" as I went through a very lucky period of winning loads, but this is the first in a while!  Very much appreciated too.  I hopped along with the In Your Words blog hop, I love a good blog hop, great way of finding inspiration and finding new-to-me blogs to read.

I won the prize from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans and look what the generous lady sent me!

How fab is that London fabric?  It goes so nicely with the red fabric too and I just love red.  Now I have to decide what it's going to be.

I did a little tiny bit of online shopping too.  Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts is running a monthly stash club where you can buy 6 fat 1/8th or 6 FQs of Japanese fabric on a certain theme.  January's theme was text fabric and I really wanted some text fabric so I signed up.  It's all done on a month by month basis, if you're interested, you're too late for February, but you can buy March's pack- go to her Etsy shop.

This is what I received.  The two on the top right are written in French which is perfect for me, and I love the newsprint one.  Unfortunately, I got stung with a customs charge of £12 which brought the total price for EACH fat quarter to £5.50, definitely not a bargain!  I'm afraid I won't be joining in again which I'm a bit sad about as I'd planned this to be a monthly treat. 


Truly Myrtle said...

I just love that London fabric - my local fabric shop has it - I've had my eye on it for a while :) Lucky you!

Samantha said...

I got stung for customs this month too, £15 charge. The worst thing is that £8 of each of our charges is customs handling fee. How comes you got charged though, it's only for over £36 value?

That text print fabric is 'textual' :)

moira said...

chuffing customs charges! it's the 8 quid handling fee that really jars with me.

Shirley said...

Oh lucky you, well done on winning the giveaway. I love the print fabric, a real pain with the custom charges though, can't wait to see what you make with them.

Rhona said...

Yikes....that's a bit much for customs! Gorgeous fabric though.

JoJo said...

Congrats on your win!!! You ARE lucky!! I'm tellin ya, go get that lottery ticket!

Celtic Thistle said...

Those charges are a real pain, and seemingly so random too!

In Latvia it seemed like they just made up a figure on the spot though, and again only now and again. So frustrating.