Not quite the lottery but still, I never won anything then I won twice in one week.
There is is a really nice quarterly, online magazine called Nuno which is loaded with with patterns and instructions for sewing, knitting and other crafty projects, but the reason I like it so much is that all the projects use recycled materials. I discovered the magazine a few months ago but our finances have been so tight (particularly for the last year) that I couldn't even justify (to myself) spending the $5 that the magazine costs. Instead I read accompanying blog; checking out the sneak peeks and taking advantage of the occasional free tutorial...and of course, entering a give away when it came along. The most recent of which was for theses Matchbox Dioramas, which was my first win of the week.
|Image from Painted Desert by Nuno|
Each box was filled with little hand carved beads (which Lily loves) and have now found a happy place to live on a shelf next to Lily's wooden 3D pyramid puzzle...it seemed like a fitting place for them.
|Picture from this Nuno blog post|
As if original (and featured) art work was not exiting enough, later the same week, in a give away from Sew, Mama, Sew! I won the actual magazine. Woo hoo, finally I can have a look at the whole thing. I guess most people will be getting upcycled gifts from me this winter. Here is a peek inside the magazine at some of the things my dear friends and family can look forward to receiving.
What a great distraction to receive right at the start of the school year.