Love this book… Make Hey

October 11, 2011

Calling all crafty types…  we have three copies of this gorgeous new book Make Hey While The Sun Shines: 25 Crafty Projects and Recipes to give away.  Written by Pip Lincolne, author of craft blog Meet Me At Mike’s, the book is packed with 25 creative projects to make at home, from vintage fabric bicycle seat covers and crocheted baubles to tasty homemade treats.

Featuring a variety of crafts including knitting, sewing, papercraft and printmaking, the book contains step-by-step instructions making it suitable for beginners, along with 10 original patterns and 5 pull-out recipe cards… in fact, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied whether the sun’s shining or not.


Make Hey While The Sun Shines, RRP £17.99, Published by Hardie Grant Books.

Where to buy your copy

The giveaway has now ended but you can buy Make Hey While The Sun Shines here.

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  • Reply Kirsty Fox November 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I should deserve to win this because my son started school in September and all the mums seem to make this and that and I have never made anything, so I am determined I am going to make something in time for the school xmas fete!!

  • Reply Marion Clayden November 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Hey! This looks just what I need to inspire me to use the stack of craft materials that are waiting for me in the spare room. Please please let me have the book so I can make Hey snuggly indoors whilst the stormy wind blows and the rain batters the windows!

  • Reply Rebecca November 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Winning this book would be an excellent excuse for an extended tea & cake break!

  • Reply Sonia Hawes November 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    The cover just asks for the book to be opened – when I’ve had a chance to look at a copy I’ve a feeling it will be one for my blog.

  • Reply ruth November 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’d love to win the book, looks great. Why I’d like to win? love trying out new projects and crafts.

  • Reply Anthea November 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    This book should be mine coz making the most out of everything is what I love to do best! x

  • Reply Mary November 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I’d love to win – I need inspiration and think that this would be superb to work on projects with my crafty girls!

  • Reply Charlotte Bird November 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I’d love to win, I say with a grin, as I’m rather fond of needle and pin.
    Oh so much I love to make, at least while little bundle isn’t awake.
    It’s a service to womankind in letting me win, as crafting keeps my hands out of the biscuit tin!

  • Reply Samantha Heap November 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Wow this book looks amazing! I’d really love to win this, I haven’t had a new pattern book in ages and could really use the inspiration! 🙂

  • Reply Roxi Fairbank November 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I’d love to win this as I am a full time carer and need lots more things to keep me occupied in the day between duties!

  • Reply Megan Tucker November 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I need this book in my life 😀 You’d think that as an illustrator, doodling all day would leave me all “creativiti-eed out” when the evening rolls around- BUT I find the best therapy after a busy day of creating in 2D is to MAKE something 3D and this book would be the perfect source of inspiration! Craft=Happiness. Ooooh! I’m crossing my fingers and toes!

  • Reply helen rhoads November 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    would love to win this for my friend who is always making lovely things to give away to her friends

  • Reply Christine Goldschmidt November 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Please pick me for this lovely book. I love your blog and I avidly follow you on twitter – thanks for all the lovely inspiration. As a fellow crafter, I value the importance of our lively warm crafting community in the uk. I would love this book to keep my creative hands busy whilst I mend my bad back. We are expecting a baby in March and all the lovely ideas will keep me well prepared for a homemade Christmas and the arrival of our first long awaited little addition. Thanks, From Britain with Love!

  • Reply Katherine Aitken November 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I would love to win this, because I have 5 children who I teach at home. This would be a great way to get their interest in crafts stimulated, and it would introduce them to a wide variety which they can take into their adult life and pass onto their own children in due course!

  • Reply Katarina November 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    What a lovely book. I’d have a go at a bicycle seat cover for my newly acquired bike my neighbour was throwing away – what a nice addition to a secondhand bike, that’s why I’d love to win a copy xx

  • Reply Haboba November 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve been staying at my grans house for a year to save some much needed money. Since I moved in I’ve discovered a love of handmade things. I’m trying to be creative and I would live to win this book to help me be inspired. My gran has loved me staying with her and we make lots of things together.

  • Reply Haylee November 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I think I would jump up and down with joy if I were to win this. I’ve always been a sewer but this book would help me expand my creativity in all sorts of different ways!

  • Reply Jen Smith November 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Oh just look at the prettiness! So much inspiration to help me through the crafty Christmas season and beyond. Yes please! X

  • Reply Alison November 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    This looks a dream of a book I would love to win. x

  • Reply shireen November 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Please pick me to win this absolutely gorgeous book! I find I am constantly running on ’empty’ what with running my own business, being a wife and housekeeper and generally being a mum/taxi/tutor/swimming teacher my two kids. It is not easy finding the inspiration to sit down with my 8 year old and my toddler and get creative – but this book looks like it has tons of projects to keep us all busy!

  • Reply Tra Wright Knox November 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    It should be mine as I have just taken the plunge and left my job in pursuit of a dream to make for a living. An inspiration that is out there I am soaking up at the moment! Thanks for the opportunity! 😀

  • Reply Catherine Jones November 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Please choose me becuase I am a Uni student, trying to be as creative & thrifty as possible! i have taught myself to make biscuits & cakes, patch up holes in clothes and could really do with some more ideas to save money & expand my skills.

  • Reply Stephanie Ratsey November 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I have being making bits and bobs for a year or so for birthday and christmas presents. This book would be great for inspiration for future pressies…x

  • Reply Debra Evans November 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I am looking for inspiration to use my yarn stash and crafting goodies up and this book looks ideal 🙂

  • Reply sue November 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Have a lot of time on my hands at the moment as I’ve not been well, would be fun to do something different

  • Reply Jean Cosgrove November 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I need this book to ignite my creativity and inspire me to use the boxes and bags of “will come in useful” fabrics and other stuff that keep shouting at me to be used……. soon!!!

  • Reply Julie Woods November 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I have to win this I am a crafting obsessive and love to pour over craft books and then get making things, I always make all my Christmas presents and love being inspired to make new things!! xx

  • Reply anne raisbeck November 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I enjoy all types of craft. This book would be ideal to improve my creativity.

  • Reply James Kelly November 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I love making things, I try to incorporate bits of tech into them as well and recycle as much as possible.

  • Reply Caroline Palmer November 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I would love to win this book to give as a Christmas present to my best friend. She has been sick recently and looking for things to do to fill her dasy rather than just watching daytime tv and I think this book would realy inspire her and hopefully help her get better soon.

  • Reply carol phile November 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I should win this because I want to give it to my friend Barb who has been so supportive and would love it

  • Reply Sue Harrison November 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I’m entering as this would make a fantastic present for a friend who has made me some wonderful home-made gifts 🙂

  • Reply Sue Harrison November 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I’m entering as this would make a fantastic present for a friend who has made me some wonderful home-made gifts 🙂

  • Reply deborah November 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I would love to win this book- I have had my eye on it for a while and have read lots of great reviews on it- it may even tempt me into learning some new crafts!

  • Reply Katrina Roberts November 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Hi, I would really love to win this book as I urgently need to get my ‘craft-fix’ as I have been out of action for 6 weeks following an operation on my hand. I’m now looking for some new inspiration.

  • Reply Kate Greenhalgh November 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I’m a Hospital School teacher and an avid crafter myself. I would love to try some new projects myself and with my pupils. ‘Make Hey” looks fantastic!

  • Reply Bridget Johnson November 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Just retired and taking up crafting again – I need some up to date ideas “Make Hey” looks great.

  • Reply Gill Heesom November 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I NEED this prize as I need all the help I can get!!!

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I’d love to win this as I received a sewing machine for my birthday this year but am so lacking in inspiration for what to make. I need a lovely book like this to help me out.

  • Reply Allison Gasper November 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I love making things and I would love to turn my hobby into something more lucrative. This book is sure to give me some inspiration. Would love to win!

  • Reply Dorothee Archambault November 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    hi! Thanks for the giveaway! it should be me because I am not very good at crafting even though I am trying! this book will help improve my skills!!

  • Reply Jillian November 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    As inspiration for my children, and my childrens children – ‘those who sew together – stay together’.

  • Reply Lesley Jones November 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I would soooo love this book, it’s just my kind of thing, I love crafty things, drives the family mad, so perfect gift to maybe entice them into my world! <3

  • Reply CLaire Madder November 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I’m very crafty and am always looking for new things to make – this book would be put to good use.

  • Reply Tracy whaley November 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    My daughters would love book,they would enjoy making things from it.

  • Reply Kerry Dibble November 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Children To Occupy On A Rainy Day,
    Loads Of Ideas With The Great ‘Make Hey’,
    So Send It My Way & I’ll Do What I Can,
    I Found You On Facebook So Now I’m A Fan

  • Reply Christine R November 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I would love to win the book as I like the look of making the cute owls (I think!) featured in the picture above. Thanks!

  • Reply Tonia Collett November 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I’d love to win because this looks like exactly the right sort of book for my daughter and I to sit down with through the winter nights and actually make things. Hopefully it’ll turn a techie-loving 13 year old off her Wii and into her sewing box by the end of the year!

  • Reply Tiffany Bennett November 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I would like to win this book so I can have some exciting and new inspiration in my life.

  • Reply Jane Draper November 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I would love to win this because I have lots of ideas but they neverreally work out right. I need all the help I can get!

  • Reply kitty November 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

    This lovley book would give me inspiration & ideas of things to do with the Brownie pack i help run as well as lots of things to do at home

  • Reply Debbie Munro November 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This beautiful book deserves to be owned by me and my two daughters who are 7 and 4! We love doing crafty things together, with all our bits and bobs spread across the kitchen table, glue up our arms and glitter just about everywhere. The books we use seem to have to same old things to make and do but this looks like it has some really lovely differnet ideas. Go on brighten up our day x

  • Reply SABELLA November 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    competition entry

  • Reply Helen Moore November 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I deserve to win this book as I am a Student who loves crafting, sewing and cooking. I love craft books they are beautiful and inspirational and I get slightly overexcited when I get a new one. I am on a one women mission to introduce more of my friends to craft I have converted a few but with a shiny new craft book under my arm I can inspire more. but i will definitely making the projects myself !!! Thanks

  • Reply millie November 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    This book would have a good home with me. It would have it`s own space in my bookcase and would make friends with all my other books.

  • Reply Ro November 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I would love to win this book as it would make a great present for my wife who is very crafty!!!

  • Reply Loraine Lawson November 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This lovely book looks as though it is packed full of inspiration and just looking at it fills me with excitement and desire to get creating.

  • Reply Marion November 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I’m a mum of six, a grandmother and a childminder, I love crafts and so do all the children in my care, this would be a lovely book to work from with the older children.

  • Reply Linda November 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I love making my own things and get a real buzz from making something from scratch. I would love this book to inspire me and show me new things to do.

  • Reply Sarah Reynolds November 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to win this fabulous book; with the dark nights and cold weather coming in I would be able to find great things to do inside this book with my young son, who loves to keep busy and often makes presents to family of things he has made.

  • Reply Sheena Edwards December 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    looks great!

  • Reply Carol Rawlings December 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I nned some inspiration and this book looks good. Also can take to work for retirement housing residents to use.

  • Reply Crystal December 5, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I aim to make more time in the New Year for crafting – this book would give me lots of inspiration

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