I’m so thrilled to have been included in in a special one-off Country Living magazine that was published a week or so ago entitled Turn Your Hobby into a Business. I say magazine but it’s really more of a book (230 pages long). It’s absolutely packed with tips on starting a small business based on creative talent, from business plans, through to finances, networking and ensuring you have a little space in which to work in even if it’s the corner of the kitchen.
Pop a comment here if you’d like a chance to win both the necklace and the magazine. Oh and *whispers* if you mention this giveaway on your blog I’ll enter you twice. Please ensure that you leave an email address if it’s not on your google profile so that I can let you know if you’ve won. Many thanks!
Note: there are just a few spaces left on the silver flower necklace and jamjar posy workshop at Common Farm Flowers on 5th May. Click here to find out more
*made between 100 and 400 AD.
Thanks for your generosity! Your blog is a wonderful source of inspiration to me. (Please delete the other comments I submitted if they come through, I couldn't sign in for some reason)
Deborah @daisiejane says
That is a most beauteous necklace, as are all your works (girls, garden and your good self included). x
That necklace is a real treasure and the book looks fabulous. If I lived in England, I would definitely be coming to one of your workshops. Although my creative talents are limited, I think the process would be wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations on the blog.
Susan at http://www.dontforgetyourshovel.com
Another piece of beautiful work, am so in awe. Not sure I would be brave enough to start up and run my own business. May be I should read the magazine and then think again, would love to do something crafty as that is my passion to make things
I follow along from PA USA as my sister lives in your neck of the woods.
The necklace is a treasure and the mag would be wonderful. Would love to read about starting and running ones own business.
Saffa Barkhordar says
Congratulations on your gorgeous Country Living mag feature Emma! I saw it a few weeks ago in waitrose but haven't bought it yet so would love to own it. And of course it goes without saying that I'd LOVE to own your gorgeous button and bead necklace (I love the blue beads going on) so please put me in your list. Will also blog about your give away when I get home from work so include me twice when you see it later!!! Fingers crossed! Have a great wkend 🙂 Safxxx
p.s. I just read that article about IBS in the Standard Issue magazine, was SO funny and so true, have had IBS for years and its good to laugh about it for once!
Emma, it's grand that CL have included you in the special issue. I've actually saved my issue of the magazine that originally carried the article about you, and recommend it highly to all!
Perhaps the special issue will be available over here at B&N…i'll keep an eye out.
Meanwhile, you newest button necklace is exquisite! Having all those delicate treasures with their individual histories is rather wonderful.
Wish I could attend your workhop, and envy those lucky enough to live nearby.
What a beautiful necklace, and the book looks amazing, very inspirational. Thanks for the generous giveaway Emma. CJ xx
Congrats on the publication, country living is such a nice a magazine. You are so generous giving away such a special necklace. Thank you for the chance to add a special piece of jewelry to someone's collection.
Many congratulations Emma…what fun it must be to see yourself in print. Your work is gorgeous and you really deserve your success. Your necklace is so pretty , so many treasures there. Thanks for your generosity in offering this great giveaway. Happy Spring xx
I love your style, Emma!
Ellie Foster says
Please enter me for your giveaway – how very generous of you (and how lucky someone will be!). Congratulations on being featured in the 'bookazine'.
Have a craft-filled weekend.
Marigold Jam says
Congratulations on being included in the lovely book. Though of course it is well deserved as your lovely creations show. Sombody will be a lucky winner to get that pretty necklace but since I have won far too many giveaways please count me out of this one in case I won yet again!
I have been having a lovely catch up with your blog, again. I should say that bourbon were my favourite biscuit when I was younger but you're, right, they don't taste like anything these days. I'm delighted to see you honoured in print and your necklace is very special. You're being very generous in giving it away. Keep enjoying the lovely Spring days in your gorgeous relaxed garden.
It looks like an excellent magazine – I haven't spotted a copy but I'll be keeping an eye out now. Very well deserved recognition of your work. and, yes, I would love to win the gorgeous necklace – especially with so many special treasures all collected together. Juliex
The magazine and necklace look wonderful Emma. Both very inspiring. I must say that I love your garden too – a feast for nature lovers! I wonder if you will get any bee fly visitors this year?! (thanks for the re tweet!) x
5 Ladybird Lane says
Beautiful necklace, love the buttons. I like the idea of a magazine that's more like a book. The crafternoon magazine was more like a book!! Sarah
Your necklace is gorgeous, I have rediscovered your blog after a very long time when I used to blog my knitting years ago!
Please include me as I would be so delighted to win.
Thank you for the chance.
Jo Conroy says
What a creative, inspirational and talented lady you are.
I just can't resist putting a comment for a chance to win your beautiful necklace. I think the magazine/book sounds like a great read
Congratulations on being featured.
The necklace is good, too!
Congratulations on getting featured in the book/mag. The magazine looks great. Its amazing that you have genuine roman beads in your necklace!
Wonderful necklace – would be a lovely memento of the button wedding bouquet I made for my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity.
Oh what a great give away ! i would truly love to win it. xx
Looks like a great publication and your necklace is beautiful..love the felted birds too. Such a generous giveaway, my fingers are crossed and I'm adding it to my blog http://www.sketchingstamper.blogspot.com.
Heather @ my little red suitcase says
what a lovely give-away! a very special necklace. I would love to read more about your creative space in the garden there. X
Oh gosh that necklace is so beautiful!
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans says
What a beautiful necklace! I LOVE LOVE LOVE buttons and this is delicate, pretty and unique. Lovely.
Liza Kirschner says
Such a beautiful necklace! And the book looks wonderful as well – Thanks for the chance to win!
Please enter me into your draw. Your designs and jewellery are exquisite. This piece ticks all the boxes for me; beautiful design and craftsmanship, history and re-cycled buttons. I wish my button tins held Roman treasures!
the linen cloud says
What a beautiful giveaway! Please can I enter? Thanks so much for the chance. Bee xx
Bucket Girl says
Congratulations on being in the bookazine!
I'm not sure if you remember me, but I was the one who got very excited about a bucket at your Open Studio a few years ago… Needless to say it was a little silver bucket and it has held many teeny flowers since. 😀
It has been many years since I ordered some fabulous ear rings from you. I still wear them and treasure them. Your work has always been beautiful and that necklace is gorgeous. You are very clever Mrs pebble! X (mrs stashbasket – this seems to be my sons account!)
Congratulations on being chosen to be included in the magazine. I still love the little sewing necklace you made me a few months ago.
Ah, those Romantic beads. I see my self in a gleaming villa on Capri, azure sea below and Richard Burton pouring a large glass of red…..
I am so envious of you and your life. You seem to have such a perfect little place. Your photos are also so perfect. Grrr!? where do you find those antique button and ancient beads? Your garden??
really happy for you Emma to be in such a wonderful publication. The necklace is just gorgeous x
What a little treasure of a necklace, gorgeous and so kind of you!
Congrats on the publication!
Please do enter my name in your lovely giveaway, Emma! I would be absolutely thrilled to have one of your beautiful creations! The magazine would be icing on the cake.
And thanks for linking to the felted birds, which are amazing…in recent months I've been playing around with felting a little bit – started with making felt buttons, actually! – and it's inspiring to see what a really talented person can achieve.
Hello from Greece! I'd love to take part in your giveaway if it is open for international readers as well. I came to find your blog through a Bristish friend. I am an avid collector of sea glass and love making crafts, jewelry and paperweights with it. The magazine would be really usefull as I am trying to figure out ways to start my own little shop somehow.The necklace is adorable!Thanks for the chance! ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com AriadnefromGreece!
How lovely! I had a quick flick through the magazine in the newsagents the other day but managed to miss you… I'll have to get a copy and take another look!
Molly Watson says
How lovely to be featured in the Country Living book, I can remember your studio shed from the magazine a few year ago. I hope to get to one of your Open Studios event one day. I do love your ball of wool and knitting needle necklace. Thank you for sharing your wonderful designs with us.
I've just found your blog and it's gorgeous. I need to go back through the archives. Congratulations on the Country Living feature. I will look out for it. Hilary
Jacqui Galloway says
Just discovered your blog. Beautiful necklace. What a great use of vintage mother of pearl buttons. Please could you enter me for the draw.
Katy M says
I love pearl buttons! Hope I'm lucky x
A Flower says
Oh heavens, that necklace is beautiful and congratulations on your inclusion in the magazine 🙂
What a beautiful necklace, so perfect for spring! and how wonderful for you to be in this inspiring magazine!
Swallow Barn says
How beautiful, your work is just stunning. And so generous to include something so beautiful in a giveaway.
I haven't seen a copy of the book yet, but will look out for it as I have been thinking about starting a business for some time. Your jewellery is exquisite, and your place in the book well deserved.
What a lovely chance to win a beautiful book and that necklace is to die for! Count me in please!
Ali Whale says
A beautiful necklace and a gorgeous magazine. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win both x
Dominique Jennings says
I would love to enter the contest for a chance to win your lovely necklace and the book. Silver clay is something I want to get into and I find your work inspiring – who doesn't like tiny, intricate flowers and birds?
Thank you for makng these goodies available to win, keep up the lovely work and blog!
I would love to win both of these prizes, they are amazing! I make needle felted birds, similar to Eve O'Neills (but nowhere near as good, as hers are exquisite!). I would love to be able to expand my business, so the tips in that book would be priceless.
Andy English says
A well deserved inclusion into the magazine and gorgeous work again; the Roman beads are a real treat!
How exciting Emma 🙂 the necklace looks stunning. Congratulations on the magazine how lovely to be able to do what you love for a living.
Beautiful necklace! I would like to enter your contest.
It is lovely to see you getting more and more publicity, you deserve it since you make such exquisite things.
I have been following your blog for a long time now & love it! Your jewelry is beautiful. I think I discovered your blog from reading Lucy's at Attic24. I am so envious of your garden & like it when you share photos of it & your work space. Thanks for this opportunity. Have a blessed day!
Count me in please!
What a fabulous giveaway. Your studio looks idyllic.
Robin Summers says
The necklace is just fabulous. I haven't seen one like it. I love the pretty carved buttons. How sweet are they? Thank you for your generousity. You are so kind. Congrats on the mag. article. That is awesome.
simply stunning piece of jewellery a true representation of the beautiful countryside that we live in, would love a copy of the publication. Keep you the excellent work.
Deb ShireGardener says
Vintage buttons are such a pleasure, something easy to collect, and they do make such pretty jewellery, especially when put together as you have done with other treasures. The bookazine is quite an inspiration and encouraging read.
Absolutely gorgeous necklace – love the vintage buttons….just found your blog and will continue to look in from time to time. email@example.com
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I've visited your blog for the first time following the link from Tales from a Happy House. Lovely! I'd be thrilled to win your giveaway. Dianejane.email@example.com
This is such a wonderful give away, your blog is so inspiring!!
Hawthorn Spellweaver says
Oh it is so so delicate and so beautiful. I shall cross my fingers and hope hope hope! Thank you for your generous giveaway x
Such beautiful jewelry and lovely blog.
Janice Pritchard says
I saw you in the Country Living book today and felt inspired to make my first vintage button bracelet! A beautiful matching vintage button and bead necklace would be perfect! Please button fairies help me win!
Janice from Woolly Days
Janice Pritchard says
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Fingers and needles crossed!
Janice from Woolly Days
Congratulations on the Country Living article! And thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful and unique treasure. ♡
Beautiful necklace Emma, I still have the lovely bracelet you swapped with me ages ago for one of my Twiggy bandos !!
Sarah L says
It would be a dream come true to have my own little business making and selling lovely stuff. Great competition, thank you 🙂
Lucy Gemmell says
Lovely necklace 🙂 @idioglossia Lucy Gemmell
Cis W says
I would love to be entered into the draw for your beautiful, delicate necklace. I was thinking about you last week when I was on holiday picking sea glass out of the shingle…. Bliss
Silver Moss Jewellery says
I hope I'm still in time to enter! I do love that necklace… I'm going to link to this post on my monthly link love round up on my blog 🙂
I love buttons, and have made lots of button lampshades. Would adore your necklace if I was lucky enough to win it…
Fab design! I love how you have used all different buttons and beads it adds a quirky touch!
Moorthy Parameshwaran says