My original plan was to open the Matariki Crafting Linky next Wednesday, after all of the blog hop posts have been posted, but do you know what?
It seems like you lot are an impatient bunch and I have had several emails and messages from people asking where it is.
I had a wee think about it and decided that there was no reason to wait so here goes. Please link up and show us what you've been up to and what you are working on.
It can be something that you started from scratch this year, or something that has lain in a cupboard unloved since last winter- I'm not fussy! Projects should not be limited to things that you have learnt on the blog hop, but I can promise that the girls who have slaved away writing tutorials would love to see that you have made use of all their hard work!
Projects should preferably be finished, but if it is a massive project (such as a crocheted blanket or a quilt) and you need some encouragement, feel free to show us what you've achieved so far.
Prizes will be handed out on a random basis to those who link up (so saying that your crafting is "not good enough" is no excuse!). This is about inspiring, supporting and encouraging each other - the more the merrier!
Each person can enter up to 3 projects (of which at least 2 should be finished). They should have been completed recently. Please mention Matariki Crafting in your post so that others can find us and join in the fun too.
Everyone is welcome to link up, but prizes will only be sent to NZ addresses- sorry! That said, there are a few PDF prizes, and these could be emailed anywhere in the world if necessary.
Please visit each other and comment if you like what you see- remember we're encouraging each other here!
Here's a wee recap of the prizes that are up for grabs:
Melissa Wastney of Tiny Happy has generously offered a signed copy of her new book.
(For rave reviews of this book see here and here!)
3 people can win a voucher from The Make Cafe each worth $20
Whatever your creative passion you should easily find something to catch your fancy here- fabric, books and magazines, yarn, general craft and scrapbooking supplies or (if you're based in Christchurch) workshops, yummy freshly baked food and great coffee)
Buttons for Benji has kindly donated two sets of her beautiful handmade buttons.
The winner can choose any two sets from the ready right now section of her site.
If sewing is your thing, then I've got just the thing for you. Lisa from Big Little has offered three people the chance to win one of her beautiful patterns.
Her childrens clothes patterns are so beautiful and inspirational- I know that I for one would love to give some of them a try!
Finally the lovely and multi talented Nin of Larks Wing has put together a gorgeous Winter crafting package to keep you smiling as you craft through the winter! It consists of :
- heart handwarmers (These miniature wheat bags are just the right size to pop into overcoat pockets and hold onto on chilly mornings. They are made of thick wool/polyester blend fabric which is soft to the touch and will stay warm in your pockets for hours. )
- An upcycled wool/applique pincushion
- the latest copy of homestyle.
Incase you have missed any posts on the blog hop, I encourage you to go and check them out- we've had some great creativity and lots of tutorials.
Tuesday 11th June- Lisa - Big Little
Wednesday 12th June - Louana - NZ Green Buttons
Thursday 13th June - Stella - The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse
Friday 14th - Nin - Make. Life. Beautiful
Monday 17th June - Laura - HOOTNZ
Tuesday 18th June – Rhiannon - Toast and Life
Wednesday 19th June - Dee - Dee*Construction
Thursday 20th June – Miriam – Create Hope Inspire
Friday 21st June - Leonie – Sunshine x 3
Monday 24nd June - Roz - Squiltz
Tuesday 25d June – Holly- Hollymayb
Wednesday 26thJune - Juliet- Right here!
Wednesday 10th July- Linky Party Closes
Friday 12th July- Prize winners announced
So what are you waiting for? The linky is open and I can't wait to see what you've been up to.