Friday, 25 September 2009

an apron, a robot, and a giveaway

aprons and fabric paint oh my

A little while ago, in fact quite awhile I received an email from someone at Baker Ross , asking if I and my son would like to be sent some craft supplies to review. I was altogether flattered, I'm not a big time crafter, I don't design, I'm not utterly witty, fantastic, or a great seller. I asked H if he thought we should say yes, and I showed him the website and told him to pick something he'd really liked to try. H choose a Design-a-Fabric Apron, and the pens to go with it. I emailed the contact back and asked if they could send me a catalog and something else to giveaway on my blog.

The box arrived not long after, but we didn't have a chance to open it for a long while due to holidays, and back to school time. The aprons came in a packet of three, and H has adamantly stated that the other two be for his friends, I'm not entirely sure which friends these are, but it is very important to him. To H's utter dismay I told him he had to draw a picture on a piece of paper and we would sketch out on the apron before he started decorating. This was quite a lengthy process as H couldn't decide. Eventually after much rejection of various ideas (including a frog, spaceship, cakes, monsters, and a dragon) H decided it must be R2D2 or nothing.

R2D2 apron

So together we drew a picture of R2D2 and painstakingly copied it onto the apron and used the fabric paint provided to colour in R2... with flaming boosters no less. H was over the moon but I couldn't get a photo of him wearing the apron, I will need to bribe him in the future. I think the Baker Ross range of children's crafts are a fun way to entertain a child, H was pleased as punch with his apron, he loved the 3D texture of the fabric paint.

pens...they could be yours

now I mentioned a giveaway didn't I? well when I emailed Baker Ross I had asked them to send me something to giveaway on my blog and they sent me a set of Giotto Decor Pens to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. They are multi-purpose fibre pens. Suitable for use on almost any surface including wood, glass, porcelain, stone and plastic. Water-based and come in 12 assorted bright colours. I'm very tempted to keep them and play with them but that wouldn't be fair.

So please leave me a comment and enter yourself to win this little set of pens.

the giveaway winner will be drawn on Friday October 2nd.

32 comments:

Glamglass said...

I love the apron and the 3D effects of the paint!!

I did buy some fabric pens and have mislaid them, so a new set of pens would always come in handy!!

Lilly said...

Those pens look great! My sister would love to try them.
Thanks a lot.

Carmen said...

What a cute little apron - I wonder what his friends will design on theirs :P

I'll put your giveaway up on my sidebar as well. :)

Caroline said...

Ooh, multi-use pens. Yes please :) We had a go with Dylon fabric markers recently (pics on blog) and I found they were ok, not great as some of the colours weren't strong. I'd love to compare these.

Love the apron - we had to have a rocket ship on dd's t-shirt! :)

TCN said...

Those pens do look great, and I love the R2-D2 design too =]

Izabela said...

I like the robot it is great! I actually used them already and loved so much that I want another one!

Bigbluebed said...

Love the RD2 D2.
We had nail varnish kit from Yellow Moon and Little M and I loved it.
THey do some great stuff for kids and adults too. I drooled over the catalogue.

Mama Ruck said...

Multipurpose pens, oh what to decide to use them on! Thanks for the review of the fabric pens. I have been so tempted to get some and now I am going to go for it!

Talia said...

Gorgeous apron! H has amazing taste - R2D2 is amazing!

And pens! I love pens! I am the stationery queen!

Katie said...

They would be wonderful to use with my rainbows, we've got some mugs to decorate, but I need to get the pens!

Kat said...

The apron is great, I hope H enjoys many happy & messy hours wearing it!

Rach said...

Multi-purpose pens.. how fab! Think I'd have a go at plate/mug design with them.

My boys would love the R2-D2 design.... well my 2 year old daughter would too LOL

cdziuba said...

I like your creativity. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

kathy55439 said...

I love the cute little apron

kakihara said...

Oh these look wonderful---I could have fun with these-thanks for the chance to win.

techyone said...

I love the apron craft. Its a great idea.

Hannah said...

ooo!!! I had a dream about pens last night! Do you think it was a premonition? ;)

zealandsmom said...

Zealand would love this for his birthday!

FOKXXY said...

Very cute. I know a special little boy that would be very happy to put hese to creative use.

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Angela C said...

Your son did a great job on the apron, I would love the pens because the will come in handy with school projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nova said...

Please add me to the hat!

cstironkat said...

Wow, the apron came out so cute. Holt would love an R2-D2 apron. Thank you for the chance.

RusticOkie said...

How fun. It's great that he got to test out something fun. The pens look great. Much more fun than the sharpie I usually use.

juanitatortilla said...

Now that's a superb deal!
Let's skip the draw and just mail me the "magic pens", will you.
:)

Hells said...

Pens - that will draw on just about anything. Sounds very 'me'!!
Love the R2D2 apron - it could only be bettered by Han Solo (mmmmmmmmmmmm) ;-)

deeanne said...

I love these pens!!!!!!!

Molly C. said...

These look like fun!

Paper Lady Invites said...

I'm glad you're not keeping them. They look fun!
-chelsey

Joan said...

I can think of so many uses for these fabric pens for crafts with my grandson! I'd love to win.

Miranda said...

I would love these I do all kinds of things with these kinds of pens

Felinedream said...

The 3D stuff is amazing. It's the sort of thing my kids would really get into.

Woollywotnots said...

Great story and Go You being contact directly to test items. How cool! : ) I'm a pen addict, so have to enter too. : )