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And the winner is…..(drumroll)

8 Aug


NUMBER 3!  Giselle! Woo hoo! And this was Giselle’s outfit…..

Giselle says:

I can’t decide which one outfit I’d wear the gingham bow tie with… it’s a toss up between:
• with an oversize shirt, pencil skirt and ankle cowboy boots for work (kind of look like a 50s waitress)
• adding a bit of colour to my brown ’70s shirt-dress with equestrian motifs printed all over it

Failing that, I’d probably wear it in my hair with whatever happens to be clean and near the front of the wardrobe most days!

Well done and congratulations! If you can email me your full name and address to jaqueline(@), I will send that onto Shauna and Stephen and your new bow tie will wing it’s way to you as soon as possible!

Sorry it’s taken me a week longer to announce it. There have been a couple of things going on that unfortunately got in the way of any blogging but it’s service as usual again!

Be back soon!

xx Crafty Love from the Crafty Fox xx

Happy Number 1 Forage Bow Ties!!!!

22 Jul

A year ago today something special was created. Shauna and Stephen of Something’s Hiding In Here launched an awesome little pop-up shop at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco selling handmade bow ties from vintage fabrics.

One year on and they’ve had 7 collections of  FORAGE bow ties (with number 8 out in August), all of which have sold out or are currently very close to selling out. And more recently, Shauna and Stephen created their first collection of sumptuous Ladies Bow Ties which I coveted and then finally got my hands on. I chose the KATRINA Multi Colour Gingham and every time I’ve worn it have received nothing but love for it…..and impressed gasps when they realise I’ve tied it myself and it’s NOT a clip-on! 🙂

(Me in my KATRINA bow tie, looking particularly badass! Haha, but it seriously is my new favourite accesory and I wore it out to dinner with a friend/potential date this week…fingers crossed it has magic dating powers!)
Now here comes the really exciting part…as part of the celebrations for FORAGE’s First Birthday, I’m giving away one of the sold out Ladies Bow Ties! The JENNA Pink Gingham bow tie, pictured at the very top of this post, is one of my favourites and one of you, my lucky readers, has the chance to win win win! And this is the LAST ONE! After this is sent to you, there are no more JENNA bow ties left to buy anywhere.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment in the comments section on here with your name and email and the outfit you would wear your new bow tie with. My favourite new outfit with my bow tie is a black shirt and black skirt/skinny black trousers so the bow tie really pops! This giveaway will be open until end of day 29th July and the winner will be chosen at random just after midnight. Good luck!

And to Shauna and Stephen and FORAGE Bow Ties,

xx Crafty Love from the Crafty Fox xx

(Images credited – click for link to credited photographer/source)

Guest Blog Feature!!

14 Jan

Hey all!!

Pretty Things Thursday will be following soon but I’d thought I’d let you know about a little blog feature and mini giveaway I’ve done over at Janel’s blog!! If you leave a comment in the post (on her blog) you could win these lovely things!

A felt heart brooch and a pom-pom headband! I’m so excited to be on her blog and I’ve already had quite a few more hits than normal! So go leave some love on Janel’s blog to be entered into the giveaway and leave some here too! Everyone likes some comment love!

xx Crafty Love from a Crafty Fox xx

And the winners are…

11 Oct

So as promised, the winners of my giveaway were drawn yesterday by my lovely mum and the two lucky winners were…


and Janel!!

(click on the photos to see their wonderful blogs)

Congratulations lovelies!! Some goodies will be winging their way to you soon – I have to finish the bags first and pick your individual surprise gifts that will be included in your package!

So a success for the first Crafty Foxes giveaway! I can feel more coming on in the future…it was such fun doing this one!

I’ll be back a little later on for my Sunday Round Up but until then have a nice, relaxing Sunday!

xx Crafty Love from a Crafty Fox xx

Exciting times!

25 Sep
This crafty fox has some Crafty Foxes news!

This crafty fox has some Crafty Foxes news!


It’s true.

There are exciting times ahead. Why, I hear you ask?? Exciting time number one is that after months of deliberating, I’ve finally decided to open my own Etsy shop – Crafty Foxes. I will be selling my handmade wares in the big wide handmade world. The official open date is December 1st (a little while away I know), with the reason being that I work full time and need to stagger the making so I’m not bogged down right at the end and panicking I have nothing to sell. I just hope I have a least one person that likes my stuff enough to buy it but my friends and family like the things I give them as presents, so fingers crossed! The image above is my makeshift logo for now (I sketched it at work today).

On to exciting time number two.

To celebrate my little announcement I’ve decided to have myself a little GIVEAWAY!! Yes, you heard right! I’ve taken the plunge and got myself organised enough to do a giveaway. It’s my first and I’m a little nervous about it but I’m really excited to be doing it. And to top it all off, there will be 2 winners!!

Some of these lovely things could be yours!

Some of these lovely things could be yours!

Each winner will receive a package containing one of my felt heart brooches (they’re stuffed with polyfil and are nice and squidgy in a good way!!), one of my crocheted headbands (it will be embellished with buttons from my button stash), one of the above postcards (either a knitting rabbit or cool little owl), and a surprise gift – this will be chosen once the winners are announced as I want it to be personalized for the person, although it won’t necessarily be handmade. AND it will all be inside a handmade tote bag!

So I guess you want to know how to enter the First Ever Crafty Foxes Autumn Giveaway, huh? It’s simple. Just leave me a comment about your favourite Autumn accessory and why you love it so much. It could be a hat, a scarf, a pair of gloves or mittens…it could even be a decoration you put out each year around this time! Mine is a soft pink knitted hat (that currently needs a wash so won’t be pictured yet) that gets put on my head around this time of year and then doesn’t come off until the weather gets a whole lot warmer.

Toasty warm!

Toasty warm!

These fingerless gloves (there is another one but I haven’t mastered the art of no hand photo taking, hehe) are also a favourite too. My mum knitted them for me a couple of years ago and they’re chunky and warm and soft in just the right amounts.

The closing date for this giveaway is the 9th October. That’s 2 weeks to get your entries in. The winners will be chosen at random by my mum on the 10th (it’s going to be names in a woolly hat) – she’s coming down and we’re going to the Knitting and Stitching Show in London. I’m so excited!! You can enter as many times as you want but be aware you can’t win both prizes – there will be two winners and who wants two lots of the same things?

So good luck to all you lovely readers and sorry for the long blog if you’ve reached this part. You are all amazing and I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to reading all your comments!!

xx Crafty love from a Crafty Fox xx

Quick post before work

24 Sep
What's that you say?

What's that you say?

(credit – click on image)

I’ve got some things to share with you, my lovely blog readers, but I’m having to get ready for work this morning so don’t have enough time to do it now.

Let’s just say it involves the words: news, exciting and GIVEAWAY! (My first one, hehe).

Have a great day and see you all later.

xx Crafty love from a Crafty Fox xx