Saturday, 28 September 2013


Cuckoo rocking a cosy...
The coffee morning went really well - loads of lovely people, too many cakes (yipeee), more than half decent coffee, lots of help, old friends meeting new friends, bloggers meeting Instagrammers, some elderly people from the church wondering what on earth was going on and wondering why anyone would want to win an owl made out of old get the idea!

Luckily everyone who won a prize seemed to get it! (I think) and I'm just working my way through the winners who weren't there on the day. I think I can contact everyone through but here is a list to make sure I cover all bases:

  • Woollen Heart - French Knots Jo
  • Hangers - Sassy Belle Blooms
  • Brooch - Debra
  • Blue owl and Home blocks - Alison S
  • Yellow Home blocks - Bryony Steel
  • Knitted Scarf - Viv Green Rabbits
  • Silver Earrings - Beryl Marshall
  • Pink Home Blocks - Alison
  • Home cushion - Sharon Macleod
  • Bag - Luciana
  • Patchwork cushion - Jayne Tingle
  • Pin cushion and needle book - Julia Becker
  • Pink Crochet heart - Tracy Bradford
  • Wooden hearts - Stella Kitchen
  • Big owl - Ann Guy
  • Button brooch - Kay Eyles
  • Button brooch - Clair Hughes
  • Turquoise necklace and crochet garland - Sara Davenport
  • Button brooch - Laura Henderson

If you could email me you addresses I'll post these or deliver depending on how close you are!

I know lots of you attended a coffee morning near you, or held one of your own - hope it was fun! 
Emily Unravelled, me, Cuckoo and Jane Little Teawaggon
Last year the event raised £15 million pounds - looking forward to seeing the scores on the doors this year.
My sister Nelly, me, Unravelled Emily, Cuckoo, Yarn Over Hook Victoria
Obviously I had lots and lots of help with the whole thing - especially from Cleggy (I'll sort the trashed house/empty food cupboard out very soon!) and all the people who provided me with their makes for the most wonderful raffle.

Thank you too to my oh so helpful friends (Annette, Emily, Feray, Cuckoo, Victoria, Alison,)The Granny and Sue, Angela, the ladies in the kitchen, Terry who lumped the tables away, my poor SIL Janet who inadvertently found herself in the kitchen elbow deep in bubbles, the pianist and singer, my brother and sister who provided a play area despite not being able to access the toy cupboard (long story!) and anyone I've forgotten.
Feray and Alison concentrating (for an imaginary customer?)

Thank you Granny for calling the raffle when I bottled it.
The Granny and Bev (looking terrified!)
Thanks also to everyone who came and made the 
atmosphere really lovely.
Oooh Betty Emma and her lovely Mum
French Knots Jo looking both scrummy and happy!
Me with my considerably younger, taller and thinner sister...good job I love her so much.
Wilfy enjoying a cookie
Lovely Liz Phillips (who knits!)
Victoria and @Tamsinsworld, who I now know lives but 10 mins from me...
My friend's Macmilan nurse - currently on maternity leave!
Mabel counting how many cakes Aunty Fee gave her when her Mummy wasn't looking
And the best bit of all - we raised lots of money - 
£1400 in total
It's a brilliant cause and one close to many of our hearts. 

The second best bit is that despite giving out lots of cake to helpers I still bought loads home so that's breakfast lunch and dinner sorted until Monday!!
fee x

ps I definitely think we should do the handmade raffle every year I might start more than 2 weeks beforehand!
   pps if you were there yesterday and got any photos please share with me - I only have a handful

Thursday, 26 September 2013

One BIG FAT raffle!

24 hours to go before my big fat handmade raffle ends...
so still time to enter if you want to join in.

A ticket costs £1 and will be donated directly to Macmillan Cancer Support, as part of The World's Biggest Coffee Morning tomorrow.

You can buy them here
So far together we have raised 

OVER £500!

Isn't that amazing? 
to all who have donated their wonderful makes, and everyone who has bought tickets, and those who have done both! 

Here is a round up of all the prizes you could win:
My, how can you not want to enter?!

And if you happen to live anywhere near Manchester you can pop along to my coffee morning tomorrow morning where there will be lots of cake, half decent tea/coffee, some music, lots of bloggers and Instagrammers to meet, and the grand drawing of the raffle just after midday.
Here is the address

I obviously have lots of people to thank for helping me organise this - I'll save that for the next update!
Meanwhile fingers crossed and hope to see you tomorrow
Please feel free to share this post if you have a blog...
fee xx

Monday, 23 September 2013

EVEN MORE raffle prizes...

Wow - I am (once again) overwhelmed by the amount of support for this cause - thank you to everyone who has donated their marvelous wares and those who have bought raffle tickets!
Together we have raised over £200 already...
and that's before the actual event.
 Last year The World's Biggest Coffee Morning raised over £15 million pounds. I'm so glad to be part of it this year. If you can't make mine (details below) then you can find a coffee morning near you by following this link to the Macmillan Cancer Support website.
 OR, you can just sit at home and eat cake - but buy a couple of raffle tickets from me here and be there in spirit!
 As lots of my blogging pals know our gorgeous middle boy Kenzie was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer just before his second birthday, so rare it only affects 30 children a year and with a 50/50 chance of surviving. But survive he did, thanks to the wonderful work of the team at Manchester Children's Hospital and a large dose of luck. Last year he was finally signed off from the Oncology department - 9 long years later!
 We didn't have a Macmillan nurse - but I know they do an amazing job making sure that no one faces cancer alone. Lots of you who have donated have confirmed this and I know it's a charity close to many of our hearts. Like many of you we have also lost many precious family members and friends to this disease - it's pretty hard not to be affected by cancer in one way or another.
 So, for £1 you can buy a ticket - with the opportunity to win one of the beautiful handmade treats here 
and on my last three blog posts. 
There are over 30 prizes now - how ace is that?!
It's almost too late to send me a prize (I would need it by Friday but a photo would suffice in the meantime) but it's not too late to buy a ticket or join me for coffee. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 27th September just after midday.
I have made some little 'Home' Blocks as a contribution...
 ...and this crochet blanket. I made it on holiday in France.
When Kenzie was very poorly we couldn't go abroad, or anywhere that wasn't within about an hour of a major hospital... I will never take my holidays for granted!
It's not properly rectangle - but that's the beauty of handmade, right?!
My address for any more prizes is
423 Stockport Road, Timperley WA15 7XR

And the coffee morning will be here:
Everyone welcome - including little people 
(My sister has volunteered to bring some toys!)
 Hope to see you there....fee x