Tuesday, 2 November 2010

homemade - for you

Yesterday, a quick rummage in one of my town's many charity shops produced a surprising and rather wonderful find - a near-perfect copy of Homemade by Ros Badger and the late Elspeth Thompson. I can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of this beautiful book. It's one of my favourites, and I'm sure many of you have a copy too. But if you don't, now's your chance as I bought this copy to pass on to one of you.

If you're unfamilar with the book, here's a quick peek:

I covered this coat hanger a while ago. It was a quick and enjoyable knit, and reminds me I must make some more. Maybe for christmas presents?

This book has something for everyone: recipes, re-vamping furniture, knitting, crocheting, crafting, gardening and more.... and it's printed on lovely thick matt paper, with the addition of beautiful photographs by Ben Murphy.

Leave me a comment if you'd like to be in with a chance to win, and I'll draw a name next monday. Good luck!

(this is open to anyone in the UK)

32 comments:

Poshyarns said...

Lovely coat hanger and I love that book, please don't put my name in the draw though as I already have a copy.

Diane said...

I already have a copy too - I think you will find that most of us have! I got the wonderful weekend book for 50p last week. xxxxx

clarabelle said...

Oh goodness that book looks lovely! Why didn't I spot that in the Charity Shop!? I would love a copy...just starting to watch the new series of Kirstie's Homemade Home - so will see what that is like!?
Take Care
C
xx

harmony and rosie said...

I've got one too so don't put me in the hat either. And there was I, led to believe there was never anything decent in your charity shops!!

K x

Tilly said...

Oh my goodness, what a find! Now that really is something that I'd like to win.

rachel said...

Ooh, I'd like a chance to win it, please!

Ever hopeful, me.....

Gina said...

I would love a chance to win this Diana. It looks worth it for the coat hanger pattern alone!

dottycookie said...

Gosh, what a lovely find. I'd love the chance to win - thanks so much for the chance.

marigold jam said...

What a find - I have heard about this book but never actually seen it.

Jane

Simone said...

Hi Diana, I would love to be in with a chance of receiving such a lovely book. I have Elspeth's Wonderful Weekend book and am sure I would get great pleasure from this book too. x

jotatters said...

I would love to win this book. I miss Elspeth's words and pictures from her blog. Please throw my name into the hat!

Jacqui Dodds said...

I cannot imagine why anyone would want to get rid of this book either - unless they had two copies?
I like your coat hanger and I also miss Elspeth's words too.

caireen said...

dear Diana - how generous! - finishing my 'normal' contract work today and looking forward to a month or so of handmaking... count me in! love Cx

kristina said...

Your coat hanger is lovely. Please don't put me in the draw as I already have a copy. But you've just inspired me to pull it off the shelf and have a good flip through.

K x

Ali said...

I've got a copy, but thanks for the reminder to get it down and look for the winter projects!

Just Original said...

I have picked this book up so many times in my shopping cart on Amazon that they probably think I'm a loon at Amazon as I always put it back,trying to be sensible you see!

Would love to go into the drawer to win your spare copy.

Vanessa x

driftwood said...

wow, you do find some great books! and I love the coat hanger xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the coat hanger. Please put me in the draw.
Mandy

Cottage Garden said...

I'm amazed that anyone would want to give away this beautiful book! Don't put my name in the drawer Diana as I already have a copy, in fact I was only yesterday reading through the winter pages for some christmas inspiration.

Jeanne
x

Griffin said...

Don't put my name forward, I'll definitely buy a copy... tho' I still have yet to pick up knitting needles and get started learning to knit.

Thank you for bringing to my notice. As a serial book addict, I will love having it...even if I will need a nudge now and then to make me take courage and make something!

popsy said...

Please put my name into the hat, thanks, Lynne

kate said...

Looks like I am in with a chance as so many people have their own copies! After my last post saying how I miss charity shops which don't exist here in Catalunya I think I should put my name in the hat. You can count me in as a UK person and if I win I can pick it up when I next come to Cornwall. Lovely to see you - let me know how it all goes K xx

penelope10 said...

I am very interested in that book. But I do live in the States. It's not available thru our Amazon.
Love the covered hangers!

Gemma Mortlock said...

Oh wow what a wonderful find! I used to follow Elspeths blog and couldnt wait for her latest update of her wonderfully romantic life on the southcoast in two converted railway carraiges. Her writings never hinted at any depression or the turmoil which must have been swirling in her mind. She was such a fantastic lady and even though i never personally knew her i miss her presence in blogland regularly. I would absolutely adore a copy of this book, so please may i enter?
Hugs
Gem
xxx

gill said...

I would love to win this book too!!What a wonderful find
Gill

made-and-found said...

Hi,Diana.I would love to win a copy of this book to give to my good friend Hilary who loves crafting and usually has to make do with library books as she is fairly cash strapped and it would give her enormous pleasuretp own her own copy.fingers crossed. Thanks Anne x

JP said...

what a lovely book - count me in please

lapdogknits said...

Lovely reading your blog, beautiful pictures.
Good luck to other local blog readers in your drawing...!

Alison Smith said...

What a wonderful little piece of Elspeth to have in my home. I miss her very much, and would love to have some her wonderful idea s come spend some time with me. Please count me in for the giveaway!

The domestic novice said...

Oooo - well done you. I've been hankering after a copy for yonks. It was on my Christmas list last year and then the in-laws went 'off piste'! I would love to be in with a chance to win! Thank you!

Bella Bheag said...

Visiting you via Caireen's blog - beautiful photographs of the ivy/creeper. Book looks like a lucky find too! BB

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'd love to give a home to this book, after somebody didn't value it. I loved Elspeth and her taste and ideas were just wonderful. Just what I need for a pre-Christmas treat, after all the scarves, mittens, hats, I've been turning out for everybody else's Christmas presents! Anna Clements