Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"Let's Go Camping " by Kate Bruning, and a giveaway!


Hello! 
I have something lovely to share with you all today,  something I have been anticipating with delight ever since I first heard about this fabulous project.   
I'm sure you all know the amazing crochet whizz Kate Bruning from the blog Greedy for Colour, her wonderful crochet creations have been putting a smile on my face for ages.  
I always love to see what Kate is working on, it is sure to be something original, whimsical and inspiring.  
Well, Kate has just released her latest book "Let's Go Camping" full of truly fabulous patterns for mini world adventures.  
The publishers sent me a copy to look at and share with you, and I have to say it is my favourite crochet book already! 

There are patterns for mini teepees, ice cream trucks, lake houses, boats, long boats, mountains, trees, and of course Kate's famous retro caravan complete with all the gorgeous accessories that you would imagine would go with each set.  And that is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are so many cute things to make in this book , that I really don't know where I will start! 

I'm thinking I will make a lake mat and slowly fill it with little boats and flowery islands surrounded by a lush forest of trees and a camping ground around the edge with a caravan and colourful teepees.  

And that's just for starters!  :) 


The styling and photographs and are truly beautiful and showcase the magic and detail of the worlds Kate has created.  


............the lake house set, so cute!......


.......love the mini bunting and stripy teepee! .....


......This river scene is just so darn cute!! And the roof comes off and there is a little bed and furniture inside, so clever!   I love all the little elements that Kate has included in each different set, so  detailed! 


Aren't the hydrangea pots fabulous! I am definitely making some of these, I think they would look gorgeous hanging from my Christmas tree too! 

I feel so glad that Kate has made this book and written all these wonderful patterns down in one place, her imagination is so fertile and I just love the scenes she creates.  I can't recommend this book highly enough, it is completely inspiring and appeals to me on so many levels, it is playful, whimsical, original, colourful and super cute!   Thank you so much for all your amazing hard work Kate, it has truly paid off with this adorable collection! 

So, after all that gushing, I am happy to say I am having a giveaway

One lucky person can win this copy of Kate's book all for themselves! Yay! 
Just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner next Tuesday. :) 

 (It is so lovely that I am going to stock it in my shop, so I will be sure to grab a copy for my own library!)
You can read more about the making of this book on Kate's blog here. :) 

Do you like making cute crochet things too?  
Do you make them for children of for yourself like me? :) 

Ok that's all for tonight, I think I'm going to dream of magical little lake houses with islands of flowers and crocheted mountains and wooly Playmobil friends :)   

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95 comments:

  1. oh how darling! I have not crocheted tiny things but would love to start!

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  2. What a beautiful book with cute little patterns to make! I would love to win this and crochet a fantasy world!

    I added your giveaway to my sidebar.

    Greetings, Sofie
    http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

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  3. What a delight! So whimsical. It reminds me of the little playsets I had when I was young

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  4. I just love all the detail in the designs in this book. The narrow boat is fabulous!

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  5. Beautiful book - cute patterns to make for the grandsons!!

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  6. Oh my world that is the cutest I have seen!!! What a wonderful idea and so nice to have handmade yarny things instead of all cheap plastic!! I would love to make everything in the book for future kiddos!!

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  7. Wonderful giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Only made some amigurumis for my daughter and few swaps.Have a lovely week.

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  8. That is so cute!!! They would be so much fun to make! Thanks for the chance :)

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  9. Wauw! What a beautiful book! I would love to win this!

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  10. Oh yeah, I would love to win this book. The children plays a lot with playmobil and they will love this stuff so they can let them camp.

    I hardly can't wait till tuesday and hope to read my name.

    Love Monique

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  11. Not sure if I'm eligible here in the US for your giveaway, but I've been so excited for this book. I want seventeen of everything in it!
    Bethany, sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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  12. Thank you for reviewing this. I've been looking at this for a while on Amazon and haven't seen it locally to look at the pictures, etc. As someone else said not sure if I'm eligible in the US, but if so love to enter. If not I am glad of the review as it looks like this would be fun to make for the little ones in the family.

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  13. What an adorable book- would love to win this!

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  14. Oh my goodness!!!! So freaking adorable!!!

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  15. Stunning! Some great creations to make for the Grandchildren.

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  16. What a lovely prize! Fingers crossed .

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  17. I also am from the USA, so not sure if I can enter. The camping set is the cutest thing ever!

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  18. Such a lovely cute book full of colour and fun crochet,,I would live to win this, thanks for a great giveaway.

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  19. Such a sweet book! I would love to win it!

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  20. I'm living at the other side of this planet (the Netherlands), but I totally adore this new book of Kate!! So I just give it a try!!!
    x Ellebel

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  21. The pictures are wonderful and the book too! I would be so glad to win it!
    (I'm from Belgium, I hope I can take a chance to win...)
    Sigrid

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  22. Wow! What fabulous patterns, ideas and talent! :) I'd love to be the winner. Rosie x

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  23. What a wonderful book full of fun makes! My grandkids would love having me make these for them! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  24. what a precious little book! It had to take such patience to crochet all those tiny little items....which are all so perfectly detailed.
    I would LOVE to have this book....and, after holiday gifts are done, might consider taking on some of these little items - a delightful little playset for any child.

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  25. I love the book too, and have ordered one. Would love to be able to gift one to a friend. Thanks.

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  26. Oh my goodness gracious! These are just so darn cute. I'd love to have these patterns. Especially love the little camping trailer (caravan to y'all !).

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  27. How cute! My three boys probably wouldn't be interested in me making these for them, but I'm sure my nieces would!

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  28. This must be the cutest crochet book EVER!! I would love to make that caravan for in out caravan! It's adoooorable! Please pick me - pleeeaaase!

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  29. I love making teddy bears and other small animals for children. This book looks fantastic, the caravan looks such fun to make, I'm sure children would love playing with it. I would love to get a copy of this book.

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  30. Oh my that is a wonderful little book. I crochet for myself and for others it depends on mood and project.

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  31. What special designs! I would truly enjoy making a small scene to display. And I do know a little girl who would love to have a camping set to play with! samm at ravelry

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  32. That is just so cute! and with so much detail - lovely :)

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  33. What an awesome book. Thanks for this fab giveaway!! Pati x

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  34. I think this book is so creative and I would love to win a copy!

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  35. Love it❤️�� Would love to win a copy!!

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  36. Oh how fun. Well I don't have any children but I have nieces and that gives me an excuse to make kid things! I think it would be so fun to make a little camper type village and put it out at Christmastime and decorate it! A little fire pit, Christmas tree, deer, rabbits.....I think I'm going to have to get that book!

    Cindy Bee

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  37. I am relatively new to crochet, so most of my projects have been blankets, but would love to learn to make other bits as well. Thanks for the chance to win, might have to put this book on my Christmas wishlist.

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  38. Most all of my crochet items are for kids, babies in particular. I have about 25 baby afghans at the moment I need to donate. Saving them for a special one time big donation. Thanks for the chance to win! :D

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  39. Ooh yes please. I would have loved to have made some of those items for my daughters to play with when they were little. Now is my time to make them for my grandchildren and enjoy fantasy play with them. Thank you for this great giveaway :) Anne

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  40. What a lovely chance to win - my Grandaughter would love the little caravan - thanks Julie
    Norma :-)

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  41. This is fab, I have her first book and it was enchanting. Can't wait to get a copy of this one, or if I am lucky enough win one xx

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  42. Wow, I love all the little tiny crochet things. Would love to win the book :-)

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  43. Wow, I love all the little tiny crochet things. Would love to win the book :-)

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  44. Love this book!!! It's so cute :) Count me in for the giveaway!

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  45. I'm deeply ashamed, I didn't know Kate Bruning.
    But what a lovely book did she make. I'm completly in love with it.
    So I like to try to win this book.

    Greets
    Carolien

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  46. Oh wow I've been in love with that caravan pattern for ages! Would love to win this, everything is so cute! x

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  47. Ive been waiting for this book! My three little girls have been busy creating fairy gardens these school holidays and I would love to make some little crochet teepees, hydrangeas pots and wee little trees for them to play with also. Susan

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  48. Love all the gorgeous colors, concepts, and ideas in this book! It's fun to make ornaments and play scenes for the grandkids and this book is a perfect tutorial!

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  49. Love all the gorgeous colors, concepts, and ideas in this book! It's fun to make ornaments and play scenes for the grandkids and this book is a perfect tutorial!

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  50. too adorable! what's not to like!
    love it <3

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  51. I LOVE HER WORK!!! I have been coveting the little caravan project for some time!! xoxo

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  52. I have loved the little caravans since i seen the first one. I would love to make a whole set, a whole campground on my entryway shelf. How cute would that be. My fingers are crossed, thanks for sharing this. This would be a great win!
    ~Crystal
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

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  53. Oh my goodness, I have wanted to make the caravan for so long, I would love to be able to!

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  54. Oh my goodness. So excited by this book! My kids would go bananas for absolutely every piece. Gorgeous!

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  55. Love camping! Oh I would love to have this book. I can just see the grandkids playing with this now.

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  56. Love camping! Oh I would love to have this book. I can just see the grandkids playing with this now.

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  57. Wow, wow, wow!! What an amazing book! I love this soooo much. I would no longer have to worry about what to make all those little nieces and nephews for their birthdays and Christmas!! And of course there would have to be the odd make for me and it might even get Josh back into his playmobil! I shall forward to seeing what you make :-)

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  58. Ik love to win a copy of Kate's book.

    Greetings, dinah

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  59. Perfect gift planner for my two year old Granddaughter. She is developing a great imagination for her age : )

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  60. Oh it is absolutely lovely! Love all the colours, simply gorgeous. Pam

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  61. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I would love a copy and know some Small who would love me to make some of these things for them. xx

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  62. It is a lovely book! Would love to have a copy thank you for the opportunity

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  63. This book is amazing. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

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  64. Oh my lordy lordy! That is the most glorious crochet book I've ever seen! I'm a young mum and learnt to crochet when i was pregnant with my first child who is now 4. When he was two we were pregnant again and travelled across Australia in an old caravan we renovated. I crocheted blankets on that trip that are now great memories of the place we've been. I'm uirrently in the process of crocheting a whale for my son form the book 'Crocheted Sea Creatures' by Vanessa Mooncie. If you've not seen this book you should check it out. I love it! My son is of the beleif that I can make anything out of wool, which is flattering but far form the truth. haha. I can follow a pattern well, but have no creativitys or skill to make something on a whim. How talented is Kate! I was just recently thinking about a little Polly Pockey campervan I had when I was little and how much my 2 and a half year old daughter loves tiny toys. I could crochet her her own wooly 'polly pocketesque' caravan! Super lovely of you to give away a copy of this gorgeous book.

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  65. Amazing crafty brilliance! Crocheted camping. Yes! Would love to win this book, thank you for the chance.

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  66. Thank you for the opportunity!
    When I was a child and teenager my family always went camping.
    Although we only had tents, I like the second picture best.

    http://www.crochetcreative.blogspot.co.at/

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  67. have camper will travelOctober 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    My very elderly Dad named our camper"Rufus" in honor of my lovely red headed husband (well what is left of his hair) I get so much joy from playing with Little Woolie wool whilst we travel.
    Bridget

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  68. That book looks really so nice! I didn't hear about it, but that's quite normal probably as I am from Belgium :-) We are a real camping family. This book definitely belongs on our book shelf!

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  69. Such a cute book! I love camping and I love crochet so its a winning combo!

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  70. I'd love this...to make for my grandaughters ...who have just discovered camping at ages 5 and 4. I've made miniature teddies, cats, dolls and dolls house bedding/carpets. love mini things. This would make a lovely Christmas gift (for me!!)

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  71. Wauw...really amazing!When I see this I wish my kids were still 6 and 8 years old instead of 18 and 20!Ha,ha,ha

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  72. This is just...well...I'm at a loss for words! Wow. Such detail and whimsy! I'd love to win a copy. But you might not be sending this the US. Thanks for sharing it. I do love visiting your blog!

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  73. Wow, what a wonderful book!! Thank you for the chance to win this book.

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  74. Such a lovely book - reminds me of being a little girl - making miniatures of things for my dolls and letting my imagination fly...

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  75. I follow Kate's blog and admire her ability to create and tell a story in such detail. She obviously never gave up the innner child. a lovely book and a great giveaway

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  76. Wow! That looks amazing! I would love to win this book. Not to make for my children, but for me.

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  77. I love Kate's work and also think her imagination is fabulous! I like to make miniatures too for myself and others. One of my favorite pieces sits on an end table, a small rocking chair (about10 inches tall) with a mini granny square afghan over the back and a tiny plush cushion with crochet pom-pom trim no less, a round ripple in the makes draped over the seat with a tiny basket (3 inches tall) that sits by the chair filled with tiny balls of yarn (cotton thread) waiting to finish the ripple with (and the basket is lined with a crochet cover).lol

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  78. I saw Kate's fabulous caravan quite a while ago & searched high & low for a pattern. So happy to know it is now available. I have a vintage caravan which still needs quite a bit of work, a crochet one would be much easier to work on. :-) I love miniatures, my mini quilt shop was featured in Homespun's September issue last year. http://mollys-meanderings.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/my-miniature-quilt-shop-in-homespun.html

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  79. Isn't it totally fabulous! I fell over myself when I first saw a piccie of this book, I mean the caravan, the tent, the pot plants - gorgeous! It would be the perfect "I'm just going to sit down & crochet for 10 minutes" book - you could pick it up, crochet it along with a cup of tea and make it a day by day, teacup by teacup project and imagine then giving the crocheted items as gifts for Christmas - awesomeness yes!

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  80. I'd love to win this gorgeous book!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  81. Oh my word - I have just fallen in love with this book!! Just brilliant! I'll be buying my own copy! Totally divine! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  82. How sweet! I know some little campers that would just adore these as Christmas gifts.

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  83. I love making little cute things! I'm so glad you shared this on instagram, that's how I found out about this awesome book.

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  84. This book looks absolutely gorgeous! If I'm not the lucky winner I'll be picking up a copy for myself ASAP!

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  85. Oh, wow, this book looks so cool! All the sweet little things are calling my name - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  86. What a cute book! I would definitely start with the caravan! xx

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  87. What a fabulous book. Thanks for the chance to win - fingers crossed! I just love the stripey wigwams and really NEED a full size one!!

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  88. That book is adorable and I NEED to have it in my library. I'll definitely make the camper first since my dream is to eventually live in one with my feisty little dog. <3

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  89. I am a crochet beginner but would love to improve enough to be able to make these playsets for my grandchildren.

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  90. Ohhhhh, Dios mio!!!!!!!! me acabo de enamorar, que preciosidad!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  91. Ohhh... glad I visite your blog. What a great giveaway!!! How creative some of us are. The little camper is just great and I love the boat. But.... she also managed to got it filled with all kind of fourniture to play with!!!! Amazing!!! It makes you happy to just look at the pictures...

    Here are no little kids or grandchildren... but I would love to make a display... for myself to enjoy and for all the little ones, and maybe bigger ones, that come to visit to play with.

    Thanx for sharing this book with us...

    Nice greetings,
    Willeke


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