Carolyn of Love Stitching Red
Clare of Thread of Loveliness
Well done both of you, I will be contacting you for your addresses and goody bags will be dispatched on Saturday.
Also a big thank you to everyone who has commented on my blog over the last few weeks, I really do appreciate your encouragement.
Edited to answer the Question, what is a Skye Winder, also known as a Whirligig and believed by some to have been the first toy made. Older readers may remember using a large button rather than a wooden disc
- This toy can be made in minutes and can entertain children for hours. You'll need a large button or wooden disk with two holes drilled in the center. You'll also need some thin string. Thread the string in through one of the holes and back out through the other. Tie the ends of the string together to create a loop with the button in the middle. Loop your index fingers through the ends of the string and swing the button in circles to wind the string up. When the string and button are wound up, pull your fingers gently apart. The string will unwind quickly and cause the button to whirl and buzz. By gently moving your hands back and forth, the whirligig will spin as long or hard as you wish.