for 100 followers!
And I believe it's customary to partake in a little giveaway to celebrate such a milestone.
There is (of course) a story behind my choice of giveaway. You may remember a lovely little set of blocks I used to make from old Beano comics....until the man from Beano said 'I don't think so'! (see here).
Well, last week I heard from the people at Ladybird! To be precise, the lady from the licencing department at Penguin, who own Ladybird, placed an order for one ladybird block, featuring a single '!'.
I took it as a gentle warning - what do you think? Being such a scardy cat I decided I shouldn't sell them anymore - but it doesn't stop me Giving them away!!
So - I hereby offer up a set of 6 unique chipper nelly blocks featuring images from vintage ladybird books AND 5 vintage Beano blocks... NOT available in any shop! If you would like to see more images and examples here's the link to a flickr set.
I'm happy to personalise them with a word or words of your choice and will post them ANYWHERE in the world.
To enter simply leave me a comment on this post. For a second chance to win grab the button and share the lo♥e on your sidebar, and let me know (can you believe I've made a button and managed a grabable code? I'm SO pleased with myself).
I'll be drawing a name at random on 14th November.
So what else has been going on? We spent the first half of the half term holiday in Edinburgh. Cleggy and I spent a year living in there when newly married and have very fond memories.
Cleggy's brother and family still live there - and kindly shared their (beautiful) home with us. We don't see nearly enough of them.
Our boys LOVED seeing their Scottish cousins!
Not many photos but hopefully these sum up our precious family time - thanks Gareth and Alice - we love you very much.
And, as always, lots of chipper nelly makes! I've got a whole new batch of Christmas products waiting to be photographed but until then some commissions - always a welcome break from Santa!
Birthday blocks and signs for boys for one of my favourite customers:
And loads of these nursery blocks for notonthehighstreet customers.
Each set ends up being quite different -
I try to make the boys names more boyish and use lighter colours for the girls.
Another customer ordered three of the home blocks for a new home gift (with a lovely message on the back) so we did something a little different - which worked nicely! hope the recipients liked them too...
I know I've had a few new blogging pals follow recently - I'll be over to yours for a proper hello this weekend. Cleggy is away on business for the next few days...so I'll be whiling away my evenings blog hopping! (and maybe partaking in a small amount of dark chocolate..for my health you understand)