Sunday, 1 January 2017

30 day blogging challenge...and a super giveaway!

Two years ago I did a January 30 day blogging challenge, which required me to post every day throughout the month. I'm minded to do it again this year, particularly as in 2016 I only managed a measly 38 posts, which averages out at an even measlier 3 per month.

Whether or not I'll manage to complete the challenge is another matter entirely.

To be honest, there's not that much of interest for me to write about.  Unless you consider porcelain casting, soft cleaning, workroom tidying and bedroom clearing to be the stuff of literary inspiration.

Granted, Small Dog may flit in to dispense the odd 'bon mot', if she can bear to tear herself away from either her cosy nest in the office, or her staging post in front of the fire.  So don't hold your breath. It is January after all, and according to the front pages of several newspapers yesterday, we're due for an icy blast any day now.

So here's to getting off to a good start in 2017.  And in the spirit of Christmas, New Years and new starts, I'm having a very, VERY special giveaway.


Selection of three kits - value £48!!!!


The Deluxe Doll Kit will make a doll in this style

Toy Doll Accessories Kit will make 20 items

Complete Micro Wigging Kit

This wonderful selection of kits (yes all three of them!) are up for grabs.  Of course, there may be a few teensy, weensy things you have to do to be eligible to win, but as we all know, there is no such thing as a free lunch.  

Although Small Dog might beg to differ.

Step 1 - Sign up to follow this blog.  Naturally you will never want to miss a post *ahem* so in order to avoid just such a catastrophe, simply enter your email address into that little box near the top of the page, titled 'Follow by Email'.

Step 2 - Comment on this blog post so that I can enter you on the list of entrants.  If you comment as someone peculiar (it does happen) please leave your actual name in the comment.  

Step 3 - keep a lookout for follow-up January posts, a few of which will contain a 'call to action' in the form of a quiz or competition, which have to be answered correctly to qualify.

I expect that over the course of the month the list of potential winners might gradually be whittled down somewhat, but on 31st January, Small Dog, in her capacity as 'Hedd of Markitten & Komewnikashun', will announce the winner of this superabundance of Tower House Dolls kits.

So.... good luck, and have fun! 


44 comments:

DollMum said...

What lovely little kits - they look challenging but fun.

carmen said...

que bueno ...feliz 2017!

NarinaNäpertää said...

Oh my goodness...!! (**)

How wonderful draw you are going to have!!
Of course I would LOVE to enter (I do hope you'll count me in) - with the terrible luck I usually have with draws, I do not dare to hope to win..
But this is so awesome, that I just have to try :)

Thank you for the opportunity.
Hugs, Irina

lewis buxton said...

what a great prize Sandra

Alexandra Martinez said...

Great give away, great idea, great challenge! So happy I have found your post and blog, happy to follow. Please count me in and thank you :)

Tineke Hoogerwerf said...

Such a nice game!I love to join!
Best wishes,Tineke

Clare Wright said...

What beautiful kits! I'm just starting out with my first adult dolls house and I'm hoping to make everything for it myself as I love needlework and modelling. Your kits would make a gorgeous start to my Victorian house and millinery shop :)

Good luck with your blogging challenge!

Julie said...

Happy new year Sandra, always eager to add to the stash!! I've nominated 2017 as the year to complete projects, bet you do better with your challenge, good luck Julie

Sally H said...

Beautiful work.

Winnie said...

I'll try to follow along. Love your kits!

Kathy said...

Wonderful giveaway 😊

babyviolets said...

My daughters and I love your work. beautiful!
Thank you, Tammy

Shelly Norris said...

What a great way for peeps to try one of your kits! I am partial to your dolls.

orchid said...

Thank You for the chance to win. Have a Happy Healthy New Year!

Debbie McLachlan said...

Such a generous and beautiful prize, I can't resist entering!

Jeannette said...

What fun... I look forward to being eligible!

Esther Westcott said...

I look forward to your posts and miss the grand old days when Small Dog was a regular contributor. BTW, might those not be 'bone mots' that she offers? Best wishes to you and yours for a happy and blogfull new year! Esther Westcott

Nukkemaailmani said...

Oi kuinka ihania !

rosanna said...

Here I am !! last but hopefully not least :o)
I read the post yesterday but couldn't write ( bugrit...)therefore I am one day late but very happy to join this wonderful giveaway and ready to follow ALL the rules
Best wishes , Rosanna

Ren Raven said...

Happy New Year Sandra!
Looking forward to more eyecandy (at least) and gorgeous kits

Megan Wallace said...

I enjoyed reading your blog in 2016 Sandra, and look forward to continuing in 2017. Lovely work! May you have a very creative year.

Kristen Strand said...

How about advise on staying organized and inspired to finish projects! Or perhaps it's just me that can never find the one thing I need to move forward , LOL!

Sonja said...

what a lovely kits are this, I shureley want to win them

Lady Jane said...

Happy New Year from cold and wintry Minnesota in the USA! I love your work and hope to have a chance to win!

Maudieann said...

Good luck with the blog challenge. Love your dolls.

Helma said...

Happy New year. I love your beautiful dolls!

Hugs Helma

Christiane said...

Very tempting Sandra - I will do my best to follow up - thank you for the great idea

Sandra Morris said...

Good luck to everyone who has entered so far. Remember to keep a lookout for further posts with information on what to do next! :)
The competition will run throughout January so make sure you've checked posts by 31st January.
Relevant posts will be titled January Giveaway Competition

elly in amsterdam said...

Will try to follow up, Sandra . So sweet of you !

Kathy Moore said...

Sandra, what a great idea to have us all "compete" for your little treasures!! Much more fun than a simple drawing. I look forward to your little contests!
Kathy at Scale Designs

Margaret J said...

I love all your little dolls...each one has a different story to tell!
The contest sounds like fun!

ultsu said...

Lovely kits, would love to win them.
Hugs,
Ulla

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I just signed up the other day so that part's done. Here's my comment and I look forward to reading your blog. Thanks.

Sarah O across the sea said...

Would love to win the lovely kits, do minis with a small group of friends so they would be really useful.
Sarah

Mariam said...

Great, hoping I will be lucky, love your toys

Susan Korman said...

Happy New Years to you Sandra! Thank you for this opportunity. Can't wait to see what comes next:-)

Susan Korman

Anne Green said...

What fun! Much better than just drawing a name - erm, unless the projects are too difficult. lol
Happy New Year, Sandra - oops, nope, Small Dog, I didn't forget you. Hope this new year will everything you could possibly want. Well, maybe not a squirrel, Small Dog. You really wouldn't want one would you? You do? My dogs to too. (Not gonna happen.)
Anne

Sandra Morris said...

Small Dog is absolutely committed to catching a squirrel.
She gives it her best shot every day, but despite her best efforts she always misses. Sometimes by a whisker! ;)

Julie Walter julesminis@aol.com said...

Oh what fabulous little doll kits.
And lots of fun for the New Year!!
I'm excited to read your blogs.
Julie Walter

lynn neal said...

Oh wow what a lovely prize and perfect to help me with one of my New Years resolutions because I intend to make more items for my Dolls House!

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

¡Quien se puede resistir a tanta belleza! me encantará participar y seguirte este año 2017. Feliz año:-)

Lara said...

Lovely giveaway! Would you please count me in?

Daydreamer said...

Clearly I was not paying attention at the beginning of the month/year/competition!!! I thought I had read every post faithfully! :(
I would love to be eligible for your competition, and I believe I already get the Tower House Dolls news.... My name is Betsy Rogers and I have some of your little dolls already! Thank you for this opportunity!

Linda Rumsey said...

Fun kits and a great prize - I thought I'd already left a comment but can't see it - so will try again.