KreaDoe – tickets: the winners!

maRRose - CCC --- pincushions-120Thank you all so much for joining in the KreaDoe giveaway!
Yesterday the trusted ‘random number generator’ picked two winners: Marijke Oepts and Antoinette Vissers. Congrats, girls – please dm/pm, or email me ( your addresses, so I can get those tickets to you in the mail asap.
Have great fun at the fair next week!

I’ve decided to prolong the pincushion giveaway just a little longer, giving you a bit more time to win these two:
maRRose - CCC - pincushion-52 maRRose - CCC - orange mint pincushion-02In case you missed this: all you have to do is comment here, on Facebook and/or Instagram (and you could enter on all three to increase your odds of winning), and let me know which pincushion you like best – it’s as simple as that. If you’ve done so on my previous post, you’re already “in”!
I’ll ship to anywhere in the world – giveaway closes Sunday, October 25, 2015 (20:00 gmt+1). Good luck!

This week was a busy, mainly non-crafty week ….. I managed to make some progress on Carter’s Chevron Blanket, prepare a little crochet gift (can’t show you yet), as well as make another cute little photo frame (link to pattern in this post).
maRRose - CCC --- Carter's Chevron Blanket-07maRRose - CCC --- Photo frame-04Today, however, will ALL be about crochet – yay!
Together with some crocheting bloggers/ig-ers I’ve been invited to another one of Lisanne‘s Crochet Parties, and I’m soooo looking forward to that (more on the first “Crochet Party”, here).
This time it’s held in “Knotten” in Delft, and I’m told we’re going to delve into Lana Grossa‘s wonderful world of yarny goodness.
Are you familiar with this brand? I’ve worked with Lana Grossa once before – my “Rosebud Shawl” – and truly loved the softness and high quality of that particular yarn (365 Cotone).
maRRose - CCC --- Rosebud Shawl-07Expectations are high! And, of course, I’ll report here soon!

Wishing you a wonderful Saturday,
Marianne xx

KreaDoe – Triangle Pincushions

maRRose - CCC - pincushionsRecently I told you about my exciting new part-time job as blogger for the biggest Dutch Craft Fair, KreaDoe. In my first blog post for them I shared my “Yarn Ends Bowl” (Dutch diy here) the second one that has just gone live on KreaDoe’s site is how to make your own triangle pincushion (English tutorial here – Dutch how-to here).

These pincushions are another favorite project of mine – a rather quick make, and a cute little gift. We all sew sometimes don’t we, and we all need a pincushion to keep those pins from going to dangerous places…..
Whenever I plan on gifting one myself, I do like to personalize them as much as I can, as you can see here ….
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maRRose - CCC - pincushion-55I also made a couple of new ones, and if you’d like to win one, please leave a comment below (also letting me know which one you’d prefer: the orange/mint, or the soft peach).
maRRose - CCC - pincushion-54 maRRose - CCC - pincushion-53 maRRose - CCC - orange mint pincushion-02And….. that’s not all you can win this time around: KreaDoe’s allowing me to give away TWO TICKETS for the craft fair: woohoo!
maRRose - CCC - pincushion-56Again, all you have to do is let me know in the comments whether you’d like to be eligible to win these – winners for both the pincushions, and the tickets will be drawn on Thursday October 22, 2015, and I’ll let you know here, on my Instagram and Facebook page! Tip: you could increase your chances to win, by entering over there as well!

Good luck!
Marianne xx

More than a Granny – Giveaway: the winner!

maRRose - CCC: "More than a Granny"Thank you all for leaving such lovely comments on the “More than a Granny”-post; I’m sure Shelley was delighted to read them, and so was I.

So, without further ado, I’d like to announce the winner of this giveaway,
it’s: Wylie Kay

Congratulations, Wylie! Shelley will contact you directly to make arrangements for you to receive your prize as soon as possible.

Sorry for all of you who entered and did not win this time. Cheer up though, because here‘s the link where you can pre-order/buy your very own copy of
“More than a Granny”.

Wishing you all a great weekend!


maRRose Giveaway

maRRose - CCC: friendship braceletsA  new little “maRRose Giveaway” is long overdue – it’s just that I could not decide whát to give away. That is until I started making friendship bracelets!
So as a token of appreciation for all your friendship – that makes me really happy –  I’m giving away 15 bracelets: 5 here on the blog, 5 on my facebook page and 5 via my instagram account.
maRRose - CCC: friendship braceletsAll you have to do is leave a comment (for instance to let me know what bracelet – color/style – you’d really like to win).
To increase your chances of winning, you can leave a comment on all three web-outlets (blog, fb and ig), and of course I would not mind your sharing/liking/following your bracelet-heart out ….!
maRRose - CCC: friendship braceletsI will ship anywhere in the world; the giveaway closes Sunday August 24th, 2014, 22:00 hrs (GMT+1), after which I will pick the 15 winners.
They will be announced here, on fb and ig.
maRRose - CCC: friendship braceletsGood luck everyone!

maRRose Giveaway

maRRose - CCC, heart garlandThis giveaway (my very first, I’m excited) is meant as a sincere “thank you” to  ALL of you, here, on Instagram, Facebook and Etsy for your continuous support, friendship, encouragement and inspiration!
There are three prizes to win and all three have been made by me – with love – and here they are, the heart garland:

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3-heart wall hanger:
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And last but not least, this lavender filled heart-shaped sachet:
maRRose - CCC, lavender heart maRRose - CCC, lavender heart maRRose - CCC, lavender heartMultiple entries per person are possible: every like, comment, repost, follow and/or share on Instagram (please use #maRRoseGiveaway on IG) , Facebook, Etsy and here on the blog is an entry, as long as I can track that you’ve done so.

maRRose - CCC, yarn bowl with hearts

I will ship anywhere in the world; the giveaway closes Sunday February 2nd, 2014, 22:00 hrs (GMT+1); the three winners will be picked by a random number generator and will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog.

Good luck to all of you!


PS: the colorful little hearts were made using this (paid) pattern and for the lavender heart I used this (free) pattern (Dutch version); the English version of this heart pattern can be found here. I made the lavender appliqué up as I went, no pattern – sorry