DAY 2 GIVEAWAY: Make Hey! While the Sun Shines

Published:  December 2, 2011
DAY 2 GIVEAWAY: Make Hey! While the Sun Shines

Day 2 of desktop’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition.

Pip Lincolne has become a household name where craft is concerned, introducing a new generation to crochet, patchwork and sewing. She is the singular voice behind her popular blog Meet Me At Mikes, has appeared on the daytime television, is the craft contributor to Frankie and the author of three very crafty books.

Her latest, Make Hey! While the Sun Shines, includes 20 crafty things you can make, with easy to digest step-by-step instructions and patterns. Pip explains how to make make wall hangings, bicycle seat covers, tote bags, customise porcelain and crochet Christmas baubles. Even a novice sewer will become a Janome pro after reading her book!

Thanks to our friends at Hardie Grant we have one copy of Make Hey! While the Sun Shines to give away. For your chance to win leave a comment below before midnight 2 December 2011 AEST.

*Only open to residents in Australia.

All images are copyright by Hardie Grant.

71 Responses

  1. Sarah

    I’d love to win this! But then I’d have to decide whether to keep it or give it to my mum for Christmas… probably better buy another copy!

  2. Jocelyn

    Crafty book by a crafty lady :)

  3. Nat

    Oh yes please! I’d like to get crafty!

  4. Mishka

    This would be so amazing right now, seeing as Im moving out in less then 2 weeks! I could spice up my room with these lovely crafty ideas :)

  5. Crafty things?


  6. Ann Sculley

    Would love this my daughter loves craft and we could do this together :)

  7. Georgina Hillman

    I need this!

  8. Great cover sounds like a very interesting book.

  9. jayne

    This has been on my list for ages. I’d love to win a copy!

  10. Emma

    Love craft! Love books! Love Pip! x

  11. jim

    my girlfriend would love this!

  12. Celeste

    Crafty holidays are good holidays!

  13. joanne

    Oh I would love this!

  14. Candy

    It is going to be the best 12 days of the month!

  15. This would definitely get me some majory browny points with my girlfriend. She’s in love with Pip’s work.

  16. Jenny

    I’d love to win this book, would make my Christmas!

  17. I love Pip’s work and would love to win a copy of her brilliant book. *fingers crossed*

  18. kym langford

    The best thing about being crafty is the ability to make over ordinary objects that would normally go to waste. If done right it can be such an inexpensive recreate something with a new life.

    Im moving house and am excited about recycling old scraps of fabric, posters ect into lovable new peices of art :)

  19. Sophie

    Hey hey! Great giveaway! Please pick me :-)

  20. Wow! So beautiful. I would love to be able to make so many of the things in the book to share with my friends :-)

  21. Earl

    Would it wrong to re-gift this if I were to win? I think not. I’d just be spreading the craft.

  22. Caitlin

    What a perfect way to indulge my newfound passion for craft and sewing!

  23. Miranda Moffatt

    On yr bike,
    Meet me at Mikes,
    I would be a happy wife,
    If I had this book in my life!

  24. Chelsea Tucker

    I’d sure love that book

  25. Joshua

    My girlfriend wants this for Christmas :D

  26. Anthony

    Such a good looking title. Please enter me :)

  27. Lauren Ward

    Would so love to win this and start my new year creating beautiful things to share with my friends and family! :)

  28. Dee

    ooohhh ! I love Pip and her books are awesome ! This would be a great Christmas present…….for me !

  29. OH MY GOD YES. Please. Pretty please. xx

  30. Leanne

    As an admirer of pretty, crafty things, but someone who doesn’t often turn desire into actually doing, I’d love to win this and have a step-by-step guide on how to turn desire into action! :)

  31. kELLY fARRER

    tHIS WOULd look so pretty sitting next to my “Sew La Tea Do” book on my shelf xx

  32. Allan Hong

    I am making efforts to persuade my two teenage boys adopting some sustainable living habits. Very difficult indeed. Making crafts either for practical or aesthetic reasons are one the options. Pip’s book will be very much appreciated.

  33. Fiona

    I really want this!! Pip’s crafts are so adorable x

  34. Pip is a great inspiration to me, i would love to own this book… even if i don’t win, i would love to buy it anyway :)

  35. I’d LOVE to Make Hey with Pip’s crafty… can’t think of anything that rhymes.. but I need this in my life :)

  36. Daniel

    I know a certain someone who would love this book! Looks great. Thanks heaps for the giveaway.

  37. Lupita

    Oooh!!! Yes please!!!

  38. Isabel

    Love love love to win this. Pip is amazeballs.

  39. I’d absolutely love to win this amazing book! I was flipping through it at a local bookstore and it really is a beauty. Just what I need to force myself to do some nice fun things for myself over summer!

  40. Sal

    This would be awesome to win, love to own it!!

  41. MissAmy

    Pip is one talented crafty lady. Would love to win this.

  42. Effie Bakkalis

    What a fantastic book – thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Love pip’s books… would love to make some goodies from this one!

  44. if i don’t win this, i will undoubtedly buy it :)

  45. I need this book like a flower needs the rain, a poet needs the pain, etc, etc. I. Must. Have. It!

  46. Caitlin jones

    Saw this lady on The Circle one morning. I loved her imagination and use of fluffy felt balls! :)

  47. Just in time for the christmas break and perfect to fill some of my spare time reading!

  48. She always comes up with such cute catchy titles. Sew la tea do… I made a book inspired by Meet me at mikes, but best I could come up with was ‘Sew Soft’. Wish I’d thought of this one, hey.

  49. I’d love to win this! Thanks for the chance :)

  50. Jessica morrison

    I’ve been a long time fan of Meet me at mikes! I love all the crafty diys and what nots. It would make my christmas very spectacular!

  51. Craig

    She has a pretty fantastic blog :) always good to have new inspiration.

  52. Awesome book, I’d love to win it! (pretty please!)

  53. ashlie

    oh Pip Lincolne is incredible. To have her newest addition next to her Meet Me At Mikes, would make my Christmas, literally! I love getting my craft on, as limited funds push me in to creative corners. I’m so keen to discover Pip’s ideas in Make Hey to inspire my creative corner times.

  54. Rainie

    Ohhh this book is on my Santa wish list. I’ve been a good girl all year Santa……. well mostly anyway, but I promise I haven’t been that bad ;)

  55. Pip’s first two books are fabulous – I’ve just been cutting out patterns from them. I can’t wait to read this one too.

    Happy Christmas, and thanks for running the competition.

  56. Anna Walker

    Please make my Christmas something to look forward to…I am too old for Santa so I have to resort to competition giveaways to make me feel young again :)

  57. Wendy Gibson

    Hey Hey Hey
    Let’s get crafty.
    They say you work to live so don’t live for work.
    Well I work to craft: as I can’t draw, sing or sculpt but I can sew, knit and crochet!
    It’s time to learn another craft…so let me get crafting or is that getting crafty!

  58. oh good lord, I’ve entered about 15 million giveaways of this book… SURELY I must win one soon?

  59. Mem

    Hello! Less talk, more craft! :)

  60. I’d love to get my hands on this book for my Christmas crafty break!! I’ve wanted to buy it since it was released!! Fingers and toes are crossed!

  61. PT

    Yay! Arts & Crafts!

  62. Georgie Hale

    Would love love love to win this delightful book! Love how Pip has made crafty stuff cool again!

  63. I think it’s an omen, I just pointed this book out to a mate on Wednesday as a must have addition to the library!

  64. The sun always shines when there is arty craft going on!

  65. Kim P

    Pip’s blog is actually the best. Wow.

  66. I would love one so much!!

  67. Kat

    The sun is shining and it may be my lucky day.

  68. Philippa C

    So many ideas, so little time. I love it!

  69. Nicole

    …lucky last? Nothing witty to say, just love crafting x

  70. Amazing talent for giving us just the things we want – so fun!

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