today's winner

Sorry, sorry .. I know I promised to announce the giveaway winner yesterday. But yesterday turned into a very busy day indeed and I know you'll understand!

Yes, a winner was chosen by the h&r under twelves and a very convoluted method of picking it was too. Each blogger was given a number in the order they commented, a consecutive number allowed for being a follower/regular and then a third if the giveaway button was posted on their blog. Both children wanted to pick the winner so in the name of fairness it was decided they should both do it. The children played rock paper scissors (best of three) to decide who picked the first or second number. Do not stress or feel you have been overlooked in any way if your number in the comments section was a single figure, because that was thought out too.

Once the boy had wiped the floor with the Model by winning two:one and choosing to do the second, they then turned back to back, secretly thinking of their favourite number between zero and nine and held their fingers firmly above their heads, making out the appropriate number. This bit was important so I could get all hands in the photo, thus eliminating any cheating on their behalf and being able to prove the outcome to you just in case you should feel like checking up on us!!

And so it was that the Model chose zero and the Boy a number nine. Most confusing, I know, and we did discuss the ins and outs of how the heck we could get this to work fairly, cutting down on unnecessary usage of paper at the same time. (I expect you have noticed that children today are extremely environmentally-savvy, in fact the Husband and I are constantly in trouble for either using the car or not turning the engine off when we're in a traffic queue, or even going anywhere near a light switch during daylight hours. Apparently watching the TV is fine!!)

Anyway, by my reckoning 09 belongs to Andrea Creates so congratulations to you Andrea, and if you email me your details, I can get your pressie off to you this week. Thanks to everyone for joining in and also for all your lovely comments, as ever!

I've just had a very lazy Half Term .. no crafting done whatsoever, only a couple of photos taken but now I need to crack the whip and all systems go because suddenly it's full steam ahead to Christmas. I have some orders that need to be sent out and a whole lot of stuff that really needs to be done. NOW.

See you soon!


  1. Congratulations to Andrea (who also won a giveaway of mine recently): she is one lucky lady!!!

    My first comment on reading this post was what adorable looking children and your daughter's dress is wonderful.

    Happy, lazy half-term.

  2. Congrats to the winner and enjoy your week!

  3. Whew, that was a lot more work than the random number generator, wasn't it!! :)
    Congrats to Andrea (lucky girl)!
    Vivienne x

  4. Congratulations to Andrea - lucky girl!

    Goodness Kate, your young uns' are growing up fast!

    Have a good week.


  5. Congratulations to Andrea. And what a wonderful method of random number generation!

  6. Congratulations to Andrea! I myself am only slightly peeved that I missed the giveaway, what a gorgeous prize!
    I have enjoyed the picking the winner adventure though!

    And big congrats to you on your anniversary, I have so enjoyed your lovely place here. Thank you!

  7. Congratulations to the lucky winner! How sweet your children look, I love your little girl's dress. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog about Battersea...how lovely that your two kitties came from there!
    Have a lovely week.
    Helen x

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  9. Congrats to Andrea..she is very fortunate winning such beautiful prizes! All the best in your steam ahead mode for Christmas.

  10. how fun~thank you so much!
    i've emailed you my info :)


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