Win A Crafting Books Bundle – New Giveaway

Win A Crafting Books Bundle – New Giveaway

It’s time for another Sim’s Life Giveaway and after this week I think we all need a little cheering up! Crafting was such a huge hit during the first lockdown, people had the time to finally let their creative streaks run free, even I took up crocheting!

There is no denying any type of crafting is a great way to relax and unwind, but if you need some inspiration of new crafts you could take up, why not check out the books featured below and try your luck to win a crafting books bundle too!

Win A Crafting Books Bundle – New Giveaway

Colourful Fun Embroidery

Colourful Fun Embroidery – Claire Albans

As the title suggests, this book features a whole host of fun and colourful embroidery projects to complete. With step by step instructions, whether you are a beginner or not, the 24 fabulous projects and inspirational ideas will have you creating beautiful embroidery pieces to display in no time.

Hoop Embroidery project

Priced at £14.99 and available from Pen and Sword Books. This is a creative book filled with lots of positivity and fabulous projects to boost joy and happiness! You may actually need to purchase some extra bits and bobs, but you can easily pick those up online!

Craft Your Own Happy Book

Craft Your Own Happy – Becci Mai Ford

If you want to try your hand at different crafting projects, this is definitely the book for you! From origami lucky stars to a yarn wall hanging, to colourful peg prompts, there really is a project for any occasion. With clear to follow instructions and images as guidance, all you need is the time, effort and props to complete the chosen craft.

How to make a clay diorama

Perfect for self-care and relaxation time, the colourful project prompts are there to guide you, but you can also adapt! Featured about is a clay diorama, however you could in theory create this wall hanging with anything you choose! Priced at £14.99, you can purchase Craft Your Own Happy from Pen and Sword books.

Modern Brush Lettering by Becki Clark past of the Win A Crafting Books Bundle giveaway

Modern Brush Lettering by Becki Clark

My writing has become so scruffy over the years as I just do not physically write as much these days. Typing is my go to, alongside rushed notes that would make no sense to anyone else who read them, on the backs of envelopes and random bits of paper. Long gone are the days of writing endless essays! So this book is of particular interest, especially when you can turn writing into something pretty!

Modern Brush Lettering projects by Becki Clark

Start off easy by making your own super pretty ‘Thank You’ notes, before moving onto your own wrapping paper, gift tags and mini wreaths… just in time for Christmas! Modern brush lettering really is such a wonderful pastime and such a wonderful skill to learn. Offering a beginner’s guide to brush lettering, there are 20 seasonal projects for you to try your hand at. The book is priced at £14.99 and is available to purchase at Pen and Sword Books.

The great thing about all of the featured paperback books is you can dip in and out whenever you please, there is no rigid time limit on having to complete projects or when to move onto the next. Crafting has proved to be a fabulous activity for helping relax and clock off from reality… and it’s a great skill to pick up!

All the books featured are A4 sized, so fit perfectly on bookshelves, plus it gives you an idea of the page size – you will not have to be squinting at the instructions!

How To Win a Crafting Books Bundle from Pen and Sword Books

Win A Crafting Books Bundle

For your chance to win the a crafting books bundle featured above, simply enter using the Gleam form below and do not forget to answer the question by leaving a blog comment below.

Win a Crafting Books Bundle

More Sim’s Life Giveaways

Win a Stirrd Fudge Subscription Boxends Sunday 24th January


Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday 7th February 2021.
Giveaway open to UK based entrants
One winning entry we drawn at random by Gleam.
The winner will be notified within 72 hours of the giveaway ending.
The winner will receive 1 x  1 x Modern Brush Lettering, Craft Your Own Happy and Colourful Fun Embroidery books.
The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.





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This Post Has 115 Comments

  1. Annabel Greaves

    I would love to relearn knitting, I used to do it as a child

  2. Iain maciver

    would love to learn to draw

  3. Suzanne

    I’d love to learn to crochet.



  5. silviaz80

    I would love to learn new languages 🙂

  6. Christine Williams

    I restarted cross stitch. I used to spend hours on this when I was younger and it was lovely to have the time to pick it back up.

  7. Sarah Parker

    I have cooked more

  8. Charlotte isobelle

    I had a go at felting.

  9. Alice Dixon

    I’ve been cross stitching, I’d like to learn knitting or crochet next

  10. Alan Mcdonald

    Learned to bake for the first time ever !

  11. justine meyer

    I can do basic embroidery but would love to brush up and develop more skills

  12. Amy SIMPSON

    Learning to write in Foreign languages

  13. Marycarol

    I’ve started to knit again which I haven’t done since my son was small. He’s now had a baby girl with his partner so that gave me the impetus to start again x

    1. Karl Borowy

      Mindfulness and Meditation

  14. Rachel Walsh

    I’ve been working as normal over all the lockdowns so not got a lot of time, but I’d like to learn to make some things with resin!

  15. Glyn Davies

    I love embroidery, I would class my self as a keen amatuer

  16. Tilly Mummery

    I’ve been learning new languages, but I’d love to learn some embroidery too!

  17. Caroline H

    I’ve started macrame again. It’s something I used to be quite good at years ago so I’m really enjoying it.

  18. Tilly Mummery

    I’ve been learning a new language, but I’d love to learn some embroidery too!

  19. Margaret Gallagher

    Hairdressing become quite good

  20. Mark Sanderson

    I’d love to learn calligraphy

  21. Lucinda P

    I have tried lots of new recipes during lockdown. My favourite is home made pizza

  22. Emma Jackson

    I had a go at learning the harmonica and baking x

  23. jackie youel

    baking and more knitting x

  24. Julie Winward


  25. G

    I’d like to learn to make my own clothes

  26. Catherine S

    I’ve improved my baking skills and would love to learn to crochet so I can complete a kit I’ve had for ages

  27. Eileen Hindley

    I have learned how to crochet

  28. Hannah Lord

    I’ve seen so many lovely baby cuddly creations recents that other have made. Using wool and crochet. I’d love to have a go at it to make something special for my baby girl

  29. Ben Audsley

    ive been learning about cooking steak!

  30. Ritchie Dee

    I have learned how to bake bread.

  31. Claire Nutman

    Ive actually learnt lots of history during lockdown which has been great…

  32. Gavin Shaw

    I learned how to do a 2 minutes of plank daily. My wife made me do it everyday and. I am trying my best to keep up with her cause she does 7 minutes of plank everyday. We started to do this since November 2020 and have never stopped since then. My wife would love to learn how to crochet and knit too.

  33. Natalia S

    I learnt a bit of Python, and wrote a couple of simple games in it

  34. Phil Read

    My wife once tried to teach me how to crochet. I wish I had persevered more.

  35. Mr Mark Adamson

    I’ve been learning a bit of french

  36. Heather T

    I’ve learnt how to walk my dog in the rain

  37. Jenny Bruce

    I taught my 6 y/o how to sew, and she loves it!

  38. hayley berry

    I would love to learn a new skill. I’d like to try card making

  39. Anne Nelmes

    I have returned to making my own birthday cards for friends and family

  40. Natasha S

    I’ve been mastering the skill of patience 😀

  41. Alison Johnson

    I’ve been concentrating on my cross stitch & also knitting for my new granddaughter due next month but the craft I’ve always wanted to try is quilting.

  42. melanie stirling

    I would like to learn how to knit but I don’t think I have learned anything new.

  43. Rose Howie

    I have been learning how to code!

  44. Nicola Godfrey

    I’ve learnt to be kinder to myself and not to push myself beyond my limit.

  45. Yasmin0147

    I have improved my knitting, and I’m trying to learn to crochet. I’m not doing very well with the crocheting though…

  46. Ivana

    I’ve started crochet, and I would like to be able to make one of those interesting animals etc.

  47. Rachelle Barrett

    I have made bread for the first time and lots more cooking experimenting

  48. Lorraine Williams

    I would love to learn to crochet, great way to relax.

  49. Pam Gregory

    I’ve honed my baking skills

  50. Sandra Fortune

    I’ve started making jewellery . I love all sorts of crafts though

  51. Elizm

    I did a lot of painting – definitely got better at acrylics – but I was also working, so not much free time

  52. Fiona Timms

    I’ve attempted to learn crochet, but am finding it very difficult!

  53. Jo m welsh

    I have started crochet and leaning new skills with it

  54. Laura

    I would like to learn some DIY skills as I always have to rely on my husband and he takes such a long time to get round to fixing things

  55. lisa crossthwaite

    i have been painting and cross stitching

  56. Kristyn Harris

    I have learned how to make my own face masks (to government standards of course)! I have made them for all my family and friends!

  57. Patricia Avery

    I’d love to improve my calligraphy skills

  58. Sare Davies

    I want to have a go at Chainsaw sculpture!

  59. Lisa Buckley

    I’d love to learn how to crochet

  60. Helen Tovell

    I have learnt to be patient and things can change at any minute

  61. Ellie Spider

    I’ve been trying to learn to crochet but I find it very difficult.

  62. A.E. ADKINS

    Just learned to crochet – only basic atm though

  63. Milly Youngman

    I’ve been trying to learn Spanish – still a long way to go though!

  64. Fiona jk42

    I would like to learn sashiko and also japanese mending, as I seem to be mending quite a lot of our clothes at the moment.

  65. laura stewart

    learning how to bake and cook different things

  66. Carole Nott

    I have spent more time working on a large quilt project started many years ago

  67. Robyn Clarke

    My crochet skills are a lot better, I started a blanket years ago, its finally growing during lockdown.

  68. Laura F

    Learned nothing so far but want to learn to crochet.

  69. Kenny Wood

    Started to learn embroidery but there’s room for improvement .

  70. Andrew S

    I’ve been learning Japanese over lockdown. But from a practical sense I’d like to learn how to sew, repair/modify clothes a bit more!

  71. Carly Belsey

    I have learnt that I am very good at junk modelling haha. Basically I have a 6 year old daughter who loves to make models out of the recycling and we have made some great things.

  72. Nadine Holland

    Early on in Lock down I tried some sketching, which I used to love as a child plus I had some ukulele lessons, but unfortunately neither have stuck. Maybe I should try again.

  73. Ruth Harwood

    I’ve been learning new ways to cope with my anxiety rather than hiding it beneath a mask xx

  74. Kirsty Hosty

    I would love to finally get my head around crochet

  75. Tayla Courtice

    learnt to macrame

  76. Charlie Larby

    I would love to pick up knitting again my Nan taught me as a kid or cross stitch

  77. Mrs Rita Nardone

    I picked up where I left off years ago with knitting and am now designing my own dog coats (just for my dog!)

  78. Tracy


  79. Chris Andrews

    l am try my best at pebble art, with varying degrees of success

  80. Becky Patterson

    I have baked every week!

  81. KATHY D

    Making a patchwork quilt

  82. Joan Clark

    I’ve learned how to knit

  83. lynn neal

    I would like to learn to crochet!

  84. leanne weir

    I’ve started to crochet (badly)

  85. Rich Tyler

    I’ve improved my cooking skills!

  86. Tracy Nixon

    I learned to knit! I can now knit socks and cowls and currently knitting mittens and a shawl!

  87. Danielle Pooley

    I’ve learned how to make shortbread from scratch. So surprised it only has 3 ingredients

  88. Tiff Jordan

    I got my sewing machine out and learnt to make face masks!

  89. Natalie Burgess

    I’ve got really into meditation and I look forward to it daily xx

  90. Katie B

    I would love to learn to crochet! I can knit. But have always struggled trying to learn to crochet

  91. Karen Richards

    Been baking a lot but would love to learn how to crochet and knit.

  92. lindsey loughtman

    I have mastered pastry from scratch from attending an online bakealong class!

  93. Mark R

    Baking my own bread has been my new learning experience

  94. Sharon Hirst

    I’ve been doing cross stitch and have found it very enjoyable and relaxing

  95. Carolyn E

    Learned to dance The Charleston !

  96. Gaynor Vincent

    Afinity designer software helping son with gcse design

  97. HR

    I’ve learnt some embroidery stitches and knitting techniques. I’d love to learn lettering.

  98. Keith Hunt

    wood engraving

  99. Helen Arlow

    I’ve been learning yoga, and trying to get more creative with baking x

  100. Sarah Cooper

    I’ve been learning to paint.

  101. Katie Harmer

    I would like to improve my knitting skills by learning entrelac knitting and fairisle patterning. Haven’t started yet….

  102. kathy cakebread

    had more time to catch up on my reading… and made a bookcase all on my own 🙂

  103. Shannon Wilson

    I learnt how to make pom poms, various paper crafts, resin art and I’m currently in the process of learning calligraphy!

  104. Rebecca King

    I used to know quite a lot if Spanish but haven’t practised for years so i downloaded an APP to get back i to learning it again

  105. Dale Dow

    I learned how to do 5d diamond art that I found extremely therapeutic

  106. Amy Bondoc

    ive been baking loads!

  107. Nadia S

    I want to go back to crochet … I last did it as a teenager

  108. Susan K

    I’ve been painting with acrylics. After lockdown I’d love to try my hand at glass fusions

  109. claire woods

    I’ve learned more about baking and gardening.

  110. Jo Glasspool

    I bought a cricut joy machine and now im sticking viynl stickers on everything!

  111. Rebecca Walker

    im learning to dog groom

  112. Lorna-Jane Holland

    I’ve picked up languages – I’m doing my best to learn a second language ready for when we can travel again!

  113. Melissa Lee

    I was able to learn how to bake bread which has just been lovely this year and last

  114. Irene Gilmour

    Ive learned that pie is not just something you eat its also a sum lol think my teen is home-schooling me when it comes to maths

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