Giveaway Day

Today is Giveaway Day over on SewMamaSew, it’s my first time taking part and I’m giving away a pincushion.giveawaydaydec8

I thoroughly enjoyed the Pin cushion Swap over on SewSheCan, it was quite inspiring seeing all the different designs being made, I made one from a scrap quilt method with a little hand embroidery, there’s pictures of it here. I’m hoping the pre Christmas swap will become a tradition on my blog.

Pear Pin Cushion

I’ve made a pear shaped pin cushion, complete with stalk and leaf, and a little vintage button underneath. I made a mini one to hang on my Partridge in a Pear Tree, but this one is a more practical size!

Pear button

I’m happy to post overseas so anyone can enter. Just leave a comment telling me your favourite Christmas tradition. Entries close at midnight GMT on Friday and I’ll pick a random winner from the comments.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT: Make sure you leave an email or a link to a blog so I can contact you if you are the winner! If you don’t, you can’t win!

My favourite Christmas Traditions;

– Advent rings and calendars

– Choosing a Christmas tree then carrying it back home with the kids

– Stockings with a Satsuma and a coin in the bottom…and a bag of chocolate coins

– flaming the Christmas Pudding

What’s yours?

Advent Ring



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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100 Responses to Giveaway Day

  1. Sarah says:

    I love the advent wreath.


  2. sewbeeit says:

    Oh, there are so many things. The Christmas Panto, baking cookies, eating cookies, Christmas Eve brunch with the family , and cookies. Yes, cookies get a second mention because they are so wonderful. Merry Christmas to you!


  3. Toni Anne says:

    I make cookies, truffles and candy every Christmas. When my 15 yr old son was younger we would visit friends, family, the ladies at the library, the bank and a few other places to give them trays of Christmas cookies. It was so much fun for everybody, the label on the cookies had my son’s picture on them, he had such a great time surprising them and saying Merry Christmas. ;->


  4. SoozeM says:

    I love your pear so much, I have tried making one in the past but it looked nothing like a pear in the end LOL! I love Plum Pudding (my mums recipe) with money in it!


  5. Sandy says:

    I look forward to watching It’s A Wonderful Life and opening presents on Christmas Eve.


  6. Sherry says:

    I love decorating and listening to Christmas music while doing so. I also love to go to the Christmas Eve candlelight service and then returning home to open gifts with our children and grandchildren. Your pincushion is fabulous, I am a pincushion lover.


  7. dezertsuz says:

    Yay, a wordpress blog! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful pear pincushion! It’s exactly what I’ve been wanting for some time, and the fabrics are just perfect! My favorite Christmas traditions include trimming the tree with friends on Christmas Eve, listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Messiah, and reading the story of Christ’s birth in two different scripture sources.


  8. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. It is special to unpack the nativity figurines each Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com


  9. taarei says:

    My favorite part of the holidays is setting up for Christmas. I love the quality time spent with my hubby, listening Christmas music and enjoying hot cocoa and a treat


  10. Karen L says:

    Some of the favorite things we do for Christmas are finding the “perfect” Christmas tree (preferably from the national forest instead of a tree farm); our crazy St. Nicholas Day with an orange, “gold” chocolate coins and rhyming riddles in the stockings and the girls madly running throughout the house trying to figure out where the riddle is sending them to get the presents; my husband reading one of the Jotham series or other Advent book at dinner time; the girls and I doing an Advent project in the mornings either on the names/attributes of God or the Jesse Tree; Christmas Eve candle light service.


  11. Robin says:

    I have a serious pincushion addiction-most of them are virtual, on my pinterest page! our Christmas dinner with the huge extended family is still my favorite tradition.


  12. Holly D says:

    Very nice…I would not be able to line up the seams so evenly! I like baking cut out cookies and decorating them with my boys. Thanks for the giveaway.



  13. coochmom says:

    I love decorating my window shelves!


  14. My favorite Christmas tradition is making cookies with my kids!

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  15. Megan P says:

    We take the kids on a holiday lights tour. We all get in our pjs, grab blankets, popcorn, and hot chocolate and play Christmas music while enjoying the lights around the neighborhood. This year I plan to gift my kids new pjs that night.


  16. catskillquilter says:

    I love the piincushion! My favorite holiday tradition is the Christmas tree. Happy holidays!


  17. Ariel says:

    What a fun giveaway! My favorite Christmas tradition is actually days before Christmas – St Nicholas day. The night before my siblings all gather around my mom who retells the story. We lay out our stockings before heading to bed. The next morning, we get up early to see what was left by “St. Nick” – cozy socks, fun little note pads, and always chocolate coins. Its a fun time to be kids again and spend time together (I’m 23 and my youngest sibling is 15 but its still our favorite).


  18. LINDA says:

    Hi, it’s setting up our Nativity Set!
    Thanks for sharing!


  19. Janice says:

    Decorating Christmas cookies with my boys. Still make them do it.


  20. Cherise says:

    Cute pincushion! Thanks for the chance to win it! My favorite tradition is reading the Christmas bible story with my family before we open gifts. cherisetoweratgmaildotcom


  21. Pam S says:

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our family’s white elephant gift swap. Another favorite is the candlelight service on Christmas eve. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely pincushion!


  22. Lixie says:

    I will be in Lancashire with the in-laws for xmas so practically next door to you. My favourite tradition is getting together with the extended in-law family. They all live very close together and gather on boxing day. Not something I had ever done until I married into it!


  23. Mara says:

    We celebrate St. Nick in my house on the Dec. 6th the kids leave boots outside the door and St. Nick puts some chocolate money, tangerines and a little gift inside.


  24. nancysue says:

    We’ve started a new tradition last year. We used the creche that my great grandfather made, as the centerpiece of the room. That’s right ladies and gentleman, no tree. My husband is still in tree withdrawal. Then we place our presents under the creche table. It will worked out so well last year, that it’s a “go” for this year. My 7 year old son makes the “cast of the creche” with using paper tubes, or paper templates. Each year he’ll make a new cast of characters 🙂 Fun Fun!!! You pincushion is too cute to use!!! Maybe we’ll add it to the creche 🙂 LOL!


  25. Michele Timms says:

    I really enjoy baking Christmas cookies with my daughter!!


  26. lekae says:

    I like to decorate the Christmas tree, even if sometimes it’s just a the cactus and bake a pie 🙂
    Happy holidays!


  27. Sheila says:

    I love making and eating fruit cake at Christmas . Thanks for the chance on the sweet pincushion !


  28. Holli G. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is to look at Christmas lights on Christmas eve. holli.gorveatt(at)comcast(dot)net


  29. SarahJL says:

    Choosing a new ornament for the tree each year


  30. emme says:

    my fave tradition is eating.
    Love this pear!


  31. Anita L says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is having the kids open one present early on Christmas Eve which is always new pajamas to wear that night. Thank you!


  32. Penny says:

    Going to church in the evening on Christmas Eve is my favorite thing to do. After that, it is putting out all of my nativities.


  33. Alexis says:

    I love making cookies for Santa with my kids.


  34. Sherry says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is making Priginitza’s, a yeasty doughnut fried in olive oil! Yum.we always make them for breakfast on Christmas morning.


  35. Michelle says:

    I don’t celebrate so I don’t have a tradition.


  36. Leo says:

    ohh bowing to new traditions – I was very glad that the overall tratidion here is to open presents on the 24th instead of the 25th … I really liked changing that tradition when I was a kid and I hold it dear to this day … means I can sleep in on the 25thbefore the grand-parents-visiting road trip …


  37. Brenda Wiseman says:

    Prime rib dinner with friends on Christmas Day.


  38. Carmen N says:

    Attending the late Christmas Eve service (with candles). We started an activity Advent calendar this year for our daughter – it’s been fun!


  39. Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com. I like it on Christmas Eve when everyone is home, then it feels like Christmas!


  40. Lizzie says:

    I love caroling and Christmas curtains and Advent candles. And when they were alive, I loved the family tradition of staying up at my grandparents’ house, playing Big Boggle and eat Grandfather Pleasants’ homemade Chex Party Mix!


  41. nanbon says:

    decorating gingerbread house with my grand children and this year my step daughter carried on that tradition by having a house and ornament decorating party with her grand children… a family tradition continues…and that makes me smile.


  42. sondarya says:

    I am basically from India(now settled in uk) hence we mainly celebrate diwali….I like lighting the house with lantenrs, clay diyas, making traditional sweets and meeting all family and friends. And most of all ‘that Happy Festive Mood’ Ashwini (


  43. Lyn says:

    Each year we start our Christmas eve dinner by sharing oplatki with honey ( )


  44. Charlotte L says:

    I love making cookies with the kids.


  45. minibea12 says:

    My favorite tradition is to spend Christmas morning with my grandsons!


  46. wigglypup says:

    Merry Christmas from Poplar Bluff, Missouri. We love church sercices on Christmas Eve, and getting together with family on Christmas Day. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com


  47. Pauline Perry says:

    I think I may be too late – I live on Vancouver Island Canada.
    I love most of your traditions plus one my mother began – putting a small gift for each person on the christmas tree to be opened after Christmas tea.


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