Today I am excited to show you something lovely a very creative lady has been cooking up.
Fabulous Kate Bruning, the mastermind behind Greedy For Colour blog, (one of my favs I have to say) has written a beautiful children's book, called 'Stanley and the Hot Air Balloon',
and self published it, the clever thing!
Kate makes amazing things out of yarn and a hook, I am sure many of you have been watching all the interesting and beautiful creatures and props Kate has been making over the last year or so on her blog, I have been very keen to see the finished product, and it is just as cute and wooly and magical as I expected!
Not only has she written a lovely story about Stanley rabbit, she has created a whole crocheted world in which he inhabits. I just love Kate's crocheted mini world, it is so full of details and little bits of fantastic crocheted ephemera, so beautiful!
I love how the fonts are different and colourful, and the dreamlike quality to Stanley's world really makes me want to create a crochet mini world as well!
There is also a section at the back full of crafty patterns to make a Stanley rabbit of your own and a hot air balloon and other cute things from the story. This is perfect, as the story really made me want to make my own Stanley and balloon. Definitely on the to do list. They would make lovely presents for little people (or big people too!).
I can imagine a whole flock(?) of balloons dangling around my house, I think it would be quite a lovely sight.
Here are a few of the pretty pages to show you what I mean! Gorgeous!
.....love those magical mushrooms and mini mice :) ....
.....a glittery, magical land, I want to go there!.....
....cute family snaps on the inner cover, love all those little baby cots.....
So, Kate has very generously sent me a copy of her book and also one to giveaway to one of you.
How good is that! :)
Kate is selling her gorgeous book through her Etsy shop over here if you'd like to have a look. I think it would be a great present for crafty kids or crafty anyone really!
(And supporting a lovely creative talent so a win/win really!)
So if you would like to enter the giveaway, just leave comment telling me what your favourite children's or crafty book is, I'd love to get some new recommendations, and I will pick a winner next Tuesday!
Have a fantastic day people, hope the sun is shining wherever you are!
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