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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy Dunsborough Holiday Giveaway

If there is one thing I enjoy when travelling, it is going to different news agencies & book shops just in case they have any craft magazines & books I may desperately need to buy as a momento of my holiday. Country newsagencies are normally the best & the one in the middle of Dunborough shopping Centre didn't let me down. Before I show you what I brought to giveaway to one of you my friends, you have to endure a few of the happy snaps of the week 'down South'.

The resort was beautiful. That was our apartment upstairs.

The restaurant & fire-side bar had delicious food & watching the last quarter of Friday night footy by the fire with a glass of Bridgetown cider was not hard to take at all!

We spent time in Dunsborough, Margaret River, Augusta, Prevelly, Canal Rocks, Busselton...... and did you know that some of the cows in Cowarramup wear spectacles?

There was wisdom to be found in Margaret River - A meal without wine is called breakfast!

A Devonshire Tea at the Cape Leuwin Lighthouse is a very good thing even during a power outage. Water boiled the old way, on the wood stove.

The beaches and rocks made for invigorating walks and fun whether on the wild West coast or the more sheltered bays.

A trek through Mammoth Cave provided a workout, shelter from the rain outside, geological splendor and a history lesson. I didn't realise Western Australia used to have Tassie Tigers, Tassie Devils, Marsupial Lions and many other long lost animal species... but surprisingly no mammoths??

Maybe more pics another day. It was a great holiday. There was rain and temperatures dropped about 5 degrees to highs of 16 by about Thursday but it was also not overly crowded, everyone we met was happy, friendly & helpful and there was always the very comfy apartment to relax in.

Young Hun-bun lived to tell the tale (tail?) of his holiday at the cattery. Mary said he was timid, had to be moved once so he couldn't see other cats, never missed a meal (like his mum) and once he was familiar with you was up for a cuddle. Now he is home, he is President of the Muma Appreciation Society - long may it last!

Now on to important matters. The book I found to giveaway is Feathered Friends by Mollie Makes.


It contains knitting, crochet, sewing, felting, papercraft & more. Following is some of my favourite projects.

Oh that peg bag is so cute! So leave me a comment letting me know you want to be in to win and Hun-bun will be prompted to draw a winner next Wednesday evening. If he fails me like he & little Brunnie did on my last giveaway then the Random Number Generator will be put to work.

Good luck!

Tracee xxx Hun-bun xx


  1. Looks like a fabulous break down South.. I could also relax in that gorgeous apartment. Hmm Breakfast is a meal with out wine..

    would love to be in your giveaway and I hope Hun-Bun picks No 1..

  2. This looks a great book! I have MM's 'Christmas' book which was fabulous!

  3. I would love to be in your giveaway! Thanks so much. Love Hun-Bun-so adorable. I hope Hun-Bun picks my number! :)

  4. Sounds like you had a great time Tracee. Glad Hun-Bun survived his little holiday too. I haven't seen that book before. There's certainly some gorgeous projects. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  5. LOL I hope Hun Bun picks me out! Your trip sounds wonderful and I'd love to see some more pics too. Looks like a beautiful area.

  6. Wonderful holiday snaps and a brilliant giveaway. Hugs

  7. Oh Tracee...what a lovely holiday!!! Educational too!!!! *wink* Wish I could have been there too!
    thanks for the chance in your giveaway.....looks fab!
    xox sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

  8. Such a fantastic holiday..... sounds just perfect... great giveaway but as I recently was lucky enough to win from you please leave me out of this one..... x

  9. love the book, thanks for the chance

  10. sounds like the perfect place for a holiday Trace ,love the cow and that book looks wonderful thankyou for a chance and hun bun will be very happy to be back home with his muma.xx

  11. Looks like you had a lovely time away. Beautiful photos. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. hugs

  12. I love the pretty any time of the year..
    Breakfast without wine?...what about champagne.
    Glad you had a great time, I enjoyed seeing the pics.
    Boy do I need a holiday!
    Julia ♥

  13. Oh I do love all your pics Tracee, that is my favourite part of the world, did your legs get all shaky with the steps down & up into the cave?!
    I have a pic of that same cow wearing specs - aren't they so funny?! I forgot to mention to keep an eye out for Miller's Ice Cream - to. die. for. YUM!!
    Glad to see you had a great time, and that Hun Bun is still speaking to his Muma! x

  14. Isn't Dunsborough just beautiful! Your pics are lovely - so refreshing just looking at them! Hmmm - I need a new peg bag!

  15. Hi Tracee,
    Oh yes!!! I need to be in that draw!!! Lots of lovely things
    that I would make from that gorgeous book. Love your holidays
    pics, and the cool cow with the specs on is pretty special.
    Cheers, Anita.

  16. Oh I love that book, please enter me in your draw.
    Great holiday snaps, glad you had a good time. Did you find any patch work shops?

  17. I would love to win this book. Hope Hun-bun earns his keep for this competition and I am glad you had a great time and that he survived the cattery.

  18. Hello Tracee,

    Glad to see you all enjoyed your time away, even your cat. The South West of WA is just such a relaxing place to go to. Many happy memories of Christmas in Dunsborough a few years back. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your Giveaway.

    Happy days.

  19. Sounds like a lovely time away was had by all, thanks for the chance to win such a lovely book I have my eye on the crocheted blanket you showed in the post :) Barb.

  20. Looks like a fabulous place to visit..great photos especially of the definition of breakfast..and thanks for sharing some of the projects in the book..there are some cute projects in it..hmmm do your best Hun-bun...



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