Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sparkle gone and giveaway winner.

First of all hello and a huge welcome to all my new followers ...thank you so much for visiting my blog and participating in the giveaway. As there were quite a few I've lost the plot a little about popping over to your blog to say hello. I think I have covered everyone but in case I haven't and you are not on my Lovely Follower's list on the right hand sidebar of my blog please do tell me and send me the link to your blog and I'll call in.

The house is looking so bare with all the sparkle of the Christmas decorations gone! It seems to have lost its joy, so I've pulled up all the blinds, opened up the windows nice and wide to the January sunshine and with Tina Turner's album Private Dancer blaring out there in the living room my home is getting its happy vibes back again! I don't want to think yet about tomorrow back to work and normal routine and anyhow you never know because today is the Special Draw on the National Lottery ....El Niño, or “the Little One”, it is held annually before the Feast of the Epiphany of Jesus on 6th January; the big one!!!. The biggest of the year and you never know do you!!!!

Last night on the King's night I'm happy to say daughter Nº 1 was very pleased with the Amaergé Pear Blossom and Heart Apple I gave her .

Here you have the Heart Apple as I call it:

 This one was intricate and time consuming!

I used Nº 5 Cotton and a 2:00 hook. The beads were all from my beads stash except the pretty sparkling glass heart which was in the swap jar I received from my very first swap partner overseas  in Australia, Sandi at Sandiart.


Right I've popped back into this post to give you the results of the giveaway draw......... begin with I'm absolutely flabbergasted...speechless (nearly) at the visits and comments left on my giveaway post .......over 90!!!! wow!!!
I did take note of the few comments and requests to participate on my previous post too and these were also included in the bowl.
The BOWL was practically brimming with the slips with your names on:

my grand-daughter Cookie did the honors and the lucky winner was:

Congratulations Maggie on winning the book! Please send me your postal address.

BUT bloggers....I did feel a bit of a meanie as so many had participated for this giveaway so.... I told my grand-daughter to draw out another slip from the bowl for the yarn and.........that goes to:

Congratulations Maggie on winning the book! Please send me your postal address.

Many many thanks to all of you who have participated and for those of you who also added a link and a mention on your blogs to the giveaway. I'm really happy that many more bloggers out there had the opportunity to participate.

Keep well!

Amanda :-)


  1. Your Heart Apple is lovely, what a beautiful gift for your daughter. Congratulations to Maggie too. I have e-mailed you re: The Grand Tea Swap. xxx

  2. Well much to my surprise just getting caught up on blogs and what do I see? I am a winner of your give away, lovely yarn, HOORAY! I am tickled pink! THanks so much for having that lovely Granddaughter of yours pick my name!

  3. Congratulations to the winners! Your apple looks so fun.

  4. Congratulations Winners!!
    And bravo to you Amanda for your lovely blog!
    Your apple and pear creations are very admirable.
    I hope you have a happy week [whether you win the lottery or not :)]
    xx from Gracie

  5. Congrats to your winners Amanda ! and love that lovely apple. *Sigh* I am waiting for my Ship to Come In too *smile*, thank goodness I am not waiting by myself.

  6. Your crochet apple is very beautiful and elegant ! :) Congrats to the winners!

  7. Well done to the winners, it's beautiful, worth the hard work don't you think! :) x

  8. Hi Amanda, I'm so excited and pleased that I've won the book! Thank you so much! Also your apple is beautiful. I'm just looking for your email address to send my postal address. Maggie xx

  9. Hi Amanda, You have done a wonderful job with the apple too. What a great idea! Both the pear and the apple are absolutely unique.
    Congratulations to the winners.

  10. Hi Amanda,
    I'm very impressed with that apple!!! Well done you!!!
    I know what you mean about the house looking bare after Christmas. I really don't enjoy taking the decorations down. Our living room looks like there's just a load of stuff missing!

  11. Congratulations for the winners!

    1. Thank you out for my next giveaway when I get to 250 followers ! :-)

      Amanda :-)

  12. Your heart apple is gorgeous. Well worth the time you've spent on it. Congratulations to your winners, lovely prizes.
    Ali x

  13. Amanda, your heart apple is just beautiful! You are very talented. Congratulations to the winner!

  14. Congrats to the lucky ladies who won, lovely gifts.
    Hey I liked the pear but you know I think I like the apple more, it may be that lovely red colour, you're very clever with crochet they're lovely items. x

  15. Good morning Amanda and congratulations to your lucky winners!...Your crochet Heart Apple is so pretty and're very clever with your hook!
    Hope you're having a great week,
    Susan x

  16. Congrats to the winners!

    Your intricate apple crochet is marvellous ... wonderful hooky goodness!

  17. I LOVE your apple heart crochet, beautiful.
    xx Sandi

  18. What beautiful crochet...I've never seen anything like these! I love them! Congrats to your winner!


Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)