Giveaway now closed
Congratulations to the winner of the competition commenter #6 Thanh! Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the blog and facebook - I'm glad I'm not the only one in love with my sewing machine.
For those of you who did not win the lovely people from personal planners have offered a generous 15% discount off a personal planner anyways!
Although I purposefully booked my flight home early to give myself time to catch up with friends in Melbourne and get back to studying, I still feel that pull of regret that comes with leaving family and an amazing holiday behind. I’ve spent the last few days in a whirlwind of family activities and Chinese New Year biscuit making.
The love letter biscuits start out as a dollop of batter in the middle of a pair of circular disc prongs which is then squished flat by closing the top disc . Then the prongs are placed on a charcoal fire and the person manning the grill folds the circular biscuits in half.
Then they toss the half-circle biscuit at the folder sitting at the table/ wood plank on the milo tins, who then folds them into quarters and stacks them into the tins. At least with these biscuits I was just the folder and wasn't manning the charcoal grill. The next day with the egg rolls was a whole different matter - I was dripping sweat in front of the charcoal grill; not onto the biscuits though.
Now that I’m homeward bound I figure it’s time to work out my plans for the rest of the year. Hopefully I’ll be able to make the transition from making crafty things into making crafty patterns so that when I start working and graduate I’ll still have this blog and my etsy shops although in a different form. Which is why I’m happy to announce a giveaway for an item I hope will help me plan out the rest of my year, a personal planner.
So I’m generally not much of a diary keeper. I start out with the best intentions but it dwindles downs around March because it’s not set out how I prefer, or it’s a hassle to wedge open a tiny a6 book. In the end I just made a fabric book cover for an ugly lined notebook which in turn ended up being a sketchbook for sewing plans rather than a real planner, which end up being a bunch of sticky notes and scrap bits of paper.
So what better than a planner which I can personalise exactly how my neurotic personality demands, basically with lots of long columns for lists, a pretty design and a spiral binding for easy opening.
You can check it out them out at personal planner or on their facebook page. I like that you can customise the space on the planner pages with to do lists (yay!), notes or just blank space for doodles. You pretty much get to pick everything, from how it looks inside with the ability to import friend’s birthdays directly from facebook and the spare pages at the back can be personalised too.
So how do you win a free planner to help you out with your year? The competition is open internationally (since I'm in Australia) and it's as easy as these two steps:
1) Like Personal Planner on Facebook
2) Comment in the comments selection below on your most valued sewing tool? (mines my seam ripper by a long shot, since I'm always having to undo things)
The giveaway will close Tuesday 22 January 2013. The winner will be chosen by random number generator. Good Luck.