Make Hey!, 5 Questions with Pip Lincolne + GIVEAWAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 6th October 2011

The cover of Pip Lincolne’s new book Make Hey! While the Sun Shines, published by Hardie Grant

I wonder if there is ANYONE in the blogosphere still remaining who does not know about Pip Lincolne‘s brand new BOOK!?

Well I hope there are at least 5 of you left, because multitasking mama / author / blogstress / craftaholic Ms Lincolne, in conjunction with her publishers Hardie Grant, have generously offered 5 copies of Make Hey! While the Sun Shines for 5 lucky TDF readers!

To be in the running, simply leave your comment on this post before 10.00pm tonight. Five winners will be drawn at random and notified by email tomorrow.

*UPDATE: THANKS SO MUCH for all your lovely comments guys!  5 winners have now been drawn at randome, the lucky winners were Amanda L, Dana M, Barbara D, Melinda W and Rachel D.  Massive thanks to Pip Lincolne, Hardie Grant and everyone who entered!

This is Pip’s 3rd book in as many years, and that in itself is seriously impressive!  With this in mind, we thought we’d ask Pip a few questions about her super efficient daily routine, and how she squeezes so much into a day!  (Aghh 5.45am starts!?)  She’s also given us an insightful rundown of how writing a book actually works – very interesting for any budding writers or publishers out there!

Big thanks to Pip for sharing some of her secrets with us, and to Hardie Grant for the generous giveaway!  You can buy Make Hey!  in pretty much EVERY bookshop in Melbourne right now!  Get cracking people.

You’re onto book number 3 in as many years!?  That is an epic effort!  You are very prolific!  What is your secret tip for booking-writing, craft-making, child-rearing, multi-tasking efficiency?

I have a heap of tips, really! I am always changing my strategy to suit my life. First and foremost I want to be happy and healthy, so I try very hard to do that by eating really healthy food, not drinking too much booze, avoiding coffee and sugar and guzzling plenty of water!  I also make sure I do heaps of stuff that I love to do. Lots of great telly, good books, long walks, hot baths, that kinda thing!

I am super focused and pretty hard on myself, so if I set myself a goal there has to be a monumental reason not to achieve it.  I think I am very lucky to be able to do the kind of work I do, and I know that doing what I enjoy keeps me super motivated.  I count my lucky stars and get on with things.

I am a reformed multi-tasker, in fact I am a double-tasker. I get lots done by only doing one or two things at any one time, because that helps me to be more focused and less flustered!

Pages and projects you can expect to see in Make Hey!

You sure seem to squeeze a lot into every day!  What time do you wake up in the morning, and what is your morning ritual?

I wake up at 5.45. Ugh. But I can’t help it.  I get dressed and walk for an hour while I listen to podcasts and take in the day.  At the moment I am loving This American Life, The Happiness Project, BBC Women’s Hour, SALT Seminars and NPR All Songs Considered. This is one of the best parts of my day, as I get to have some time to myself, meet wet dogs and get myself moving a bit (crafting can be a very sedentary pursuit!) I get all kinds of good ideas early in the morning!

After that I come home just before 7am and turn on my laptop. I write down any brainwaves or story ideas and then I go through my inbox and deal with any lingering or fresh emails.

Next I eat breakfast with my family, check The Age and Most Emailed News sites, drink 3 cups of tea with soy and honey and then moan a lot about getting dressed! Once the kids have gone to school I either work from home or go to the studio (which I share with the super ace Victoria Mason and the super fab Bec Smith.) Every day I have a soy chai latte from Radio, because I love the way they make it!  Yum!

What can we expect to see in ‘Make Hey!’, and how does it differ from your other two books?

Make Hey! is a super colourful craft compendium, for creatives of all ages and abilities. It’s full of simple, design led projects, delicious recipes and other helpful hints for nice times. I’ve included a reading list gathered from all my favourite people, a watching list for those quieter crafty days and I even asked RRR’s Steve Wide to compile a playlist for the best kind of sunny days. Michelle Mackintosh design the book (she designed Sew La, too!) and she went wild with the mid-century props and 70s nostalgia! I like it when she goes wild!  Think Cathrineholm pots sidled up next to Barbie horses. Alexander Girard hanging out with Blythe. That kinda thing…!  John Laurie took the photos (again!) and of COURSE they are super great! Thanks John!!

Behind the scenes of the making of Make Hey! documented by Pip Lincolne.

Many aspiring writers out there would love to know the nuts and bolts of publishing…  can you give us a little rundown of how it works for a book like yours?!

It takes about a year. The project development starts well ahead of the book even being confirmed, really!  And once I get the okay from the publisher (in this case, Hardie Grant Books!) and a schedule for manuscript delivery, shoot, editing and going-to-press date, I go like the clappers. I worked on Make Hey! full time for six months and part time for the other six months. I started writing in August 2010. The photos were taken in March 2011, the book finished by June the same year and now out in October. It’s pretty intense for me. Probably even more so for my editor, Jane Winning!

Once a book has gone to press, I usually have a few weeks off  the published part of my life (although I still write my blog!) and then start hatching plans for the next book. I can’t help myself. I really love making books. I love the whole process, as intensive as it is, and I can’t imagine NOT doing it!  And who WOULDN’T want to have a job where you get to show people how clever and creative they really are?!  Or hang out with amazing crafty types?!  I’m super lucky.

What’s next for Pip Lincolne?

I’m writing a book! I’m growing my blog into a fully fledged website! I’m doing lots of other writing for various blogs and mags (like Frankie!) I’m working on having more happy times and doing more good stuff. Watching plenty of highbrow and trashy things on telly. Finishing my Space Invaders crocheted blanket…  I think that is a LOT!

Phew – so do we Pip!  x

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 6th October 2011


  • Cathg1g2 5 years ago

    Yes, count me in for the lucky dip prize.
    Melbs is lucky to have Pip.

  • liz 5 years ago

    Looking forward to reading this!

  • Hat 5 years ago

    hooray for hey!

  • Ashley Elrod 5 years ago

    Such a fun giveaway I would love to mess around with this book

  • Jaime 5 years ago

    Exciting !

  • Toni 5 years ago

    Love Pip’s focus

  • Maddie 5 years ago

    This book looks adorable!

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Count me in! Love Pips books – they take pride of place on the bookshelf – no matter what, this book will definitely be under the Christmas tree with my name on it!!

  • sylvia 5 years ago

    I agree with the morning, its the best time to get ideas and inspiration, this book is gorgeous, fun and makes me happy:)

  • Lizzie 5 years ago

    Super cute and so inspirational. I’d love it!

  • Lilly 5 years ago

    looks like your gorgeous book will be very inspiring!!!

  • catherine 5 years ago

    Yay for Pip! Such a gorgeous book…

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    How I would love a copy of this!!

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    So disciplined! And how worth it. Such a great looking book.

  • lizzie 5 years ago

    ah Pip such a star- shine on….

  • Bec 5 years ago

    Pip is so awesomely generous, with her time, expertise, talent – just generally a pretty ace lady. I’m sure this book will be just as fabulous as the first two! Good luck Pip!

  • Melanie 5 years ago

    Such a clever woman is Pip! I just love her work – so inspiring.

  • Ella 5 years ago

    I’d love some more crafting ideas!

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    Pip is such an inspiring woman, i’d love a copy to share with my girls.

  • Olivia 5 years ago

    Looks fantastic!!! The cover & colours are so fun :)

  • Cherie 5 years ago

    Pip’s an inspiration, I’d adore a copy of her latest book please!

  • di 5 years ago

    congratulations Pip, you are amazing!!! di

  • Miss Celanius 5 years ago

    I´m in, this is awesome!

  • Beth 5 years ago

    Man, Pip is inspiring! I need to sort myself out, maybe her craft book would be a start :p

  • Miss Polly 5 years ago

    How gorgeous!

  • Julia 5 years ago

    would love Make Hey for some new creative inspiration xo

  • Anucia 5 years ago

    Count me in please!!! If I don’t get the giveaway I will have to get the book ;O love the pics

  • Erin 5 years ago

    God I love that woman. She’s so inspiring, talented and breathtakingly creative. x

  • sandra 5 years ago


  • Louisa 5 years ago

    I think Pip is one of my favourite peeps. I read her blog, follow her on facebook and to win a book would be just THE BEST!

  • Carol 5 years ago

    loved her previous books so I am sure this is as fabulous.

  • Tatiana ( 9 years ) 5 years ago

    ” I sooooo love making craft and helping my mum cook and this book looks really great. I would just love it so that I could look through it in my school holidays”

  • Nadine 5 years ago

    What the hey – super!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    Im not sure who loves craft time more me or my 2 year old son!

  • missfee 5 years ago

    wow great looking book – great to see craft in the spotlight

  • amanda 5 years ago

    She is wonderwoman, I swear. Would love to win.

  • Janet 5 years ago

    Yes, count me in to win this lovely book!

  • Nathalie 5 years ago

    Yay for more arts and crafts projects!

  • Pippa 5 years ago

    Yes please, I’d love to have Hey!

  • Clea 5 years ago

    Want one!

  • jo 5 years ago

    What a an inspiration. would love to read her book

  • Suz 5 years ago

    The pocket monkey… so gorgeous!

  • Belinda 5 years ago


  • Lionesslady 5 years ago

    Oh, I’d love to win a copy of Pip’s new book! I have pledged my love for her since I learnt to crochet from her video tutes!

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    Would love this book..

  • suzie 5 years ago

    We love you Pip! x

  • Anna 5 years ago


  • Lisa 5 years ago

    I look forward to teaching my nearly three-year-old twin daughters some crafty stuff, as my mum taught me as a child. I reckon Pip’s book would be a great place to head for some inspiration!

  • leah of sang the bird 5 years ago

    This is a lovely giveaway. I love Pip’s work, and would love to own her new book. I seriously admire how much she fits into one day… am a wee bit exhausted thinking about it tho… xxx

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    Love it, can’t wait to have a read!

  • fleurchan 5 years ago

    So Kitch, so Kute, so Klever.

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Oh would love this book I have all the others including the cute craft journal Pip is brill! I love her daily doses of goodness on her blog. Pip you are an inspiring woman!

  • bthearle 5 years ago

    have been looking forward to this book. EXCITEMENT!

  • Barbara 5 years ago

    Oh Pip, you are so inspiring. I’m just setting my alarm for 5.45am now.

  • anne 5 years ago

    wow seems a great book! I love the cover!

  • Mary 5 years ago

    I love Pip’s blog and have reintroduced myself to crochet via her first book. Would love to win this book!

  • Gaynor 5 years ago

    All good things come in three! :o)

  • Millie 5 years ago

    I am absolutely jumping out of my skin with excitement – I want to run down to the book shop now and buy myself a copy……unfortuantely it’s pouring with rain here in Auckland and a little thing called work has me chained to my desk!! I can’t wait to dip into this treasure trove of crafty and culinary delights – congratulations Pip – you are a true inspiration! x

  • Jacinta - Pomegranate 5 years ago

    Got to have a sneaky flick through this one the other night when I met the lovely Pip at Brown Owls! So colourful and pretty!

  • Alex 5 years ago

    Nice bright book and ideas for a grey day in Sydney today! Would love a bit of extra colour in my life.

  • olivia 5 years ago

    the colours are so beautiful and inspiring! hooray for pip!

  • lizzz 5 years ago

    we love PIP!

  • Simone 5 years ago


  • Sam 5 years ago

    Looks like a brilliant book for a quiet Sunday arvo – nice!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    it’s my birthday! the perfect birthday treat I think…. I love Pip, so inspiring.

  • Fruzsi 5 years ago

    What a terrific book! I absolutely adore Pip’s work and draw a lot of inspiration from her. I think the morning walk is a brilliant idea, “to take in the day”. So lovely. Thank you for inspiring me today! <3

  • handmaderomance 5 years ago

    pip you are ace! thanks for another fantastic book. im lovin’ Michelle Mackintosh gone wild stylin’! x evie

  • Lesleigh 5 years ago

    Such a delightful book! Would love to read it :)

  • Anna 5 years ago

    looks like another fab book from Pip!

  • Romy 5 years ago

    Awesomeness! I love Pip Lincolne!

  • Bridget a'Beckett 5 years ago

    wow that book is beautiful. Count me in to the draw!

  • amy 5 years ago

    Would love to try some of Pips projects with my daughter x

  • Joula 5 years ago

    Would love to read this book! :)

  • kate 5 years ago

    love love love it!

  • oscarlucinda 5 years ago

    Sweet! Pip is ace…would love to win this!
    Fingers crossed. x

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    I love Pip!!! I can’t wait to set my little peepers on this baby!

  • zoe strout 5 years ago

    I love the book, but what I loved most of all was that she gets up at 5.45, goes for a walk and listens to podcasts. Now THAT is a great way to start the day!

  • Olga Cahill 5 years ago

    after “Pinning” my head off on Pinterest I think I would love a hord copy of something crafty to … Have-and-to-hold :-) xx

  • Angela 5 years ago

    Oh i love how colourful the book is! Very inspiring for a crafty Spring!

  • JB 5 years ago

    My mum would love this book!!

  • Amber 5 years ago

    This book looks like a great inspiration for some fun ideas for spring!!

  • Karin 5 years ago

    I love Pip’s blog and her daily dose on happiness and inspiration. Have got sewing with her last book and would love to get crafty with the next book.

  • ana 5 years ago

    i’m going to hold my breath until i win this book!

  • Joanna 5 years ago

    Love a sneak peak into people’s days. And love the look of this book…

  • Nicki 5 years ago

    This could be my Christmas present to myself!

  • Rowena 5 years ago

    Looks great!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to get crafting with Pip’s fab new book. My heart is also lusting after that caravan!

  • elissa c 5 years ago

    I’m so excited about Pip’s latest book!

  • ruth hickson 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Would love a copy

  • Bec 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous book! Would give me an excuse to take some time out and do something crafty again.

  • Dusty Plum 5 years ago

    Pip has been a very good influence on me this year, sharing with me her addictions to ferally fantastic TV like Mob Wives and well .. the entire Real Housewives franchise. For that I would like to thank her. X

  • angela 5 years ago

    As a multi tasking Mum who has taken a new passion for upcycling old furniture, I would love a copy of Pip’s book for more crafty ideas….

  • Alice 5 years ago

    really nice work :-)

  • Row 5 years ago

    Pip beautiful book :)

  • Marina 5 years ago

    This looks like such a fun book.

  • Lara 5 years ago

    Wow Pip, I have always wondered how you get so much done. That getting up early and walking is such a good thing to do! Please put me in the draw to win a copy.

  • Tina Foley 5 years ago

    What a great lady – inspirational – Please, please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    Who wouldn’t want one of Pip’s beautiful books, count me in! Thanks Hardie Grant & Lucy!

  • Grant 5 years ago

    Fantastic bright and colourful cover looking forward to reading the rest of the book

  • Linda Friend 5 years ago

    Oh how I would love to delve into this book!

  • Nat Power 5 years ago

    love Pip, love Lucy, this is a great combo.

  • Vic 5 years ago

    Pip is an inspiration to me on so many levels. She is an open, honest & sharing person, prolific blogger & even more prolific & creative crafter. Everyone could take a lesson from Pip on how to be be a little bit nicer, especially to people you think might not deserve it.

    Congratulations Pip (again, & again, & again…!), I honestly can’t wait to read your latest masterpiece.

  • Casey Jenkins 5 years ago

    I couldn’t wait and already have a copy of this gorgeous book for myself! but I would love to win a copy to wrap up under the Christmas tree for my lovely sister.

  • Dee 5 years ago

    The world is definitely a better and prettier place thanks to Pip ! Awesome giveaway :)

  • Fifi 5 years ago

    Make Hey! looks so gorgeous I just want to lick it. Hence have stayed away from bookstores since its release: the embarrassment! As well as Pips accessible craft projects, I’m looking forward to discovering the playlists and recipes I’ve heard are in the book. Love the way Pip writes.

  • sangita 5 years ago

    Awesome! just looking at the colours on the cover would brighten up my day……

  • Rebecca W 5 years ago

    Aww… now that I’m a mummy I can’t wait to get crafty with my baby girl… old school, like my grandma used to do with me :)

  • GeorgieK 5 years ago

    Pip is such an inspiration – I love her work. Congrats on the fab new book, Pip!

  • jana Zurawlenko 5 years ago

    Inspiring woman. Can’t wait to see the book! Big fan. Look forward to starting some new Pip inspired projects. Not sure about the space invaders crocheted blanket but I’m sure she’ll make it cool.

  • Alice 5 years ago

    My second try at winning this book (other was on Pip’s website). Raising my chances!

  • Katier 5 years ago

    I love Pip’s blog & all her craftiness! I’d love love love to win a copy, count me in :)

  • Lucyb 5 years ago

    Love this book! Please count me in..

  • Madison 5 years ago

    Pip is SUCH an inspiration would love to win a copy!

  • carmen 5 years ago

    Pip rocks…

  • Katie 5 years ago

    Oops seems I added an R to my name oops just plain Katie for me.

  • Em 5 years ago

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Pip has such a talent for bringing joy and beauty and positivity into the world – and even better that she gives us all the opportunity to share in her unique brand of sunshine. I would love a copy of this book! What a great antidote to these dark economic times :)

  • nina 5 years ago

    very inspiring lady!!

  • juliet 5 years ago

    oh wow yes please!

  • Michele B 5 years ago

    I admire Pip and her fantastic work/life/play balance. Her cheeriness and inclusiveness is so wonderful. I would love to win a copy of her latest book, in time for my birthday! : )

  • Marie Biswell 5 years ago

    Wow, waking up that early voluntary… Ugh. Bubba wakes me up at that time & I struggle to open my eyes! So.. maybe that’s why Pip is a super duper Ace person/publisher & I’m just me!!

  • clare 5 years ago

    love this! thanks for the little insight into Pip, she’s so cool. is this competition open to NZ? if so I’m in please!!

  • Inês Loureiro 5 years ago

    I would love to win the book :)

  • jennie 5 years ago

    Great interview with a great writer/crafter!x

  • Heidi 5 years ago

    wow, how gorgeous…
    the book, the gal, the crafts, the pics…
    love, love, love! xx

  • cassie potts 5 years ago

    I love this book! Not just for the fantastically cool projects but also for the pictures/imagery. It’s really beautiful. Congrats to The Design Files for yet another great interview; I particularly enjoyed the little insight into Pip’s very busy (everyday) morning! It’s inspired me to set the alarm an hour or so earlier to achieve some extra things….maybe not 5.45am (!!)…Im not THAT ‘inspired’ ;-)

  • meg 5 years ago

    Would *love* to win this! What a fabulous, inspiring read!

  • Chanelle 5 years ago

    What a talented, motivated person, very inspiring…!

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I would absolutely love, love, love to win this book, thanks for the opportunity.

  • Jesse G 5 years ago

    Great book!

  • suse 5 years ago

    Ioh to fit that much into the day.

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    I am totally amazed with everything you are able to achieve Pip

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    what an inspiration Pip is! Would love to win a copy.

  • sarah j 5 years ago

    looks like a great book for a bit of family craft.

  • Zara 5 years ago

    This book looks craftacular! I’d love to get my hands on a copy so I can get creating :)

  • Carol-Ann 5 years ago

    Thanks for tips on being “happy and healthy”… would love to win a copy of Make Hey!

  • Denise R 5 years ago

    Fantastic book. Well done to Pip…..

  • Cassa 5 years ago

    Hey!….the suns beginning to shine here in the west & I really really would like to win a copy of Pip’s beaut book for my friend Jennifer so we can begin our Brown Owls crafty group! Xx

  • Jenna V 5 years ago

    Yipee! Yes please :)

  • Nicky Schapowal 5 years ago

    Ohhh, for a bit of inspiration!!!

  • Lucie 5 years ago

    Love it! want it! need it!

  • Danika 5 years ago

    Yes please!! This book looks amazing and just in time for some summer crafting!!!

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Love the design! Love a copy!

  • Jess 5 years ago

    I need new inspiration… please please please.

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    Love Love Love!

  • Geraldine 5 years ago

    Good golly – jolly good. Love the chance to get my paws on this wonderful creation. Thank you muchly.

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    Had the privilege of meeting Pip in her store on my first trip to Melbourne and understandably got so inspired by her crafty ways. I would adore to win this prize, yes pretty please!!

  • Kirsten 5 years ago

    Would love to read this!

  • Katinka 5 years ago

    When I need inspiration, all I do is reach for one of Pip’s books. If I could be half as prolific as she is, I’d be a very happy crafter (with very happy friends at Christmas!) Thanks for bringing so much joy to us all Pip :)

  • Gab 5 years ago


  • Dee Dee 5 years ago

    Ooh, pretty AND practical! Looks like there are lots of recipes for creating crafty things to impress my little lady with – or create with her. Yes please!

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Wow pretty inspirational! Wish I had Pip’s energy, creativety and zest – very impressive :)

  • Janice 5 years ago

    For the love of craft!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    Pip’s books are super cute and super great!

  • Kara 5 years ago

    Yes please. I’m constantly amazed at these women who can fit so much into one day. Secret is obviously getting up a 6am – amongst other things!

  • Stephanie Darling 5 years ago

    Man, looks amazing! I’ll be keeping my eye out for the book, I love a good crafty project!

  • Sharyn 5 years ago

    Wow, I would so love to own a copy…first saw it yesterday in a book shop and I fell in love….If I don’t win,, it’s going on my list for Santa!

  • Jen Arnold 5 years ago

    Such quirk and colour. Absolutely adore!

    This book will be mine. Oh yes!

  • emma 5 years ago

    lovely :)

  • I would so love to win one of Pip’s new books – she is an inspiration ♥Jo

  • sarah 5 years ago

    This book looks inspirational

  • Melinda 5 years ago

    Pip is amazing and inspiring, particularly to a newbie crafter like me! Have loved her previous two books and looking forward to reading the new one and getting plenty more excellent ideas! Loved the interview and agree about the morning walks, especially when you have kids – it’s a great way to start the day (and get the ideas flowing!)

  • Crafting Health Sue 5 years ago

    Pip Lincolne, you are the BEST. That is all.

  • Fiona 5 years ago

    I really want this book!!! Pip’s crafts are always so gorgeous :)

  • Kirsten 5 years ago

    Awesome! Love ya Pip :-D

  • Paula 5 years ago

    Love love love the artistic direction in pip’s books! Yay MMAM!

  • Jennifer 5 years ago

    Wow. Pip’s energy is amazing. Sounds like a great book, too!

  • Rebecca Harding 5 years ago

    I covet this book!

    Please, appease me :)

  • Carolyn 5 years ago

    I would so love to win this book so that I can get my hands on it!!

    It’s a great giveaway, thanks!!

  • sarah 5 years ago

    Looks amazing, I don’t know how she does it!

  • daisy 5 years ago

    wanty wanty! 5 chances to win…yowser! love crafting, love pip’s blog…plus the photo styling looks ace too.

  • Alyce 5 years ago

    pippy please with a cherry on top!!!!!!

  • Louise 5 years ago

    I would be so thrilled to win a copy of Pip’s latest book! Thank you for the giveaway :)

  • Talei 5 years ago

    wow. Looking forward to seeing more of the projects !

  • Rhett 5 years ago

    My girlfriend loves Pip Lincolne’s blog and books.

  • Anna 5 years ago

    I’m one of the 5 people who hasn’t heard of this book! It looks fantastic!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    More great “Pip” crafty goodness :-)

  • Laura 5 years ago

    I had a flick through the book the other day, and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of my own!!! :)

  • Karen 5 years ago

    “What shall we do today kids?” … MAKE HEY! As a stylist I admire the gorgeous images and as a mother, appreciate the inspiration.

  • Giselle 5 years ago

    Yes please, I wanna ‘Make Hey’ too!

  • Jo 5 years ago

    We all love Pip. i have her first book – and been dropping hints to family and friends about the second. The third looks even better. Hooray for Hey!

  • Lacey 5 years ago

    Would love to win this book! What a woman!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    I love Pip’s books, sometimes I open the ones on my bookshelf just to smile and think about wondeful crafty projects.

  • Susannah Mc 5 years ago

    Oooh, would love to win a copy!! The book looks beautiful.

  • Jo 5 years ago

    Love Pip, she inspired me to learn to crochet. Thanks!!!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Would LOVE to win a copy. Yay Pip!

  • Lou 5 years ago

    Pretty please pick me! xo

  • Claire 5 years ago

    pip is a generous and happy making woman. what a good book.

  • Rachy 5 years ago

    ohh please please.. Pip is so lovely and her books are darn right inspirational! and my birthday is on the 13th, an early birthday prezzie maybe? hmm that would be swell xxx

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I love the use of colour – perfect pick me up for a dreary day.

  • suzy 5 years ago

    a copy of this book would brighten anyones day :)

  • Robi 5 years ago

    I love Pip’s felt alpaca link!

  • Anna Walker 5 years ago

    191, my lucky number…Love ya work, Pip!!! Keep the books coming, cocktails and cookery next, right?

  • Sally Dixon 5 years ago

    looks good, would love a copy

  • Sally Dixon 5 years ago

    Oh and love the podcast recommendations, i’m a walker too and always looking for good ones. Lucy perhaps you could ask all your interviewees what they listen to?

  • Alison 5 years ago


  • Diana Martin 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to see what’s inside the book!! Thanks for the chance to win xo

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Inspirational gorgeousness!

  • Yvette 5 years ago

    Love all Pip-stuff!

  • MissAmy 5 years ago

    Pip is such an inspiration to me – and her other books have been lovely.

  • Paula Wnspear 5 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Pip and all her books. She is so creative and clever and inspiring and ALWAYS upbeat. The world needs more Pipness!

  • Rachel Devine 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Would love to win a copy :)

  • meg 5 years ago

    I like that you have included a playlist for readers to refer and listen to while you are getting creative – its great that you book appeals to all levels of creativity and abilities too – thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

  • Allison Taylor 5 years ago

    Take note: multi tasker to double tasker …. good advice!

  • Tam 5 years ago

    Pip is so inspiring! I would love a copy of her book!

  • Katrina 5 years ago

    Pip is great!

  • Narelle 5 years ago


  • Sharni 5 years ago

    I love this interview! I wondered how she deals with being so busy. I would love a copy :)

  • Amie 5 years ago

    Wow, so many incredible giveaways!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    Pip, truly inpirational – and some very interesting podcasts suggested as well! Congratulations on your third book…

  • heidi 5 years ago

    Love it! How inspirational!

  • Arya 5 years ago

    What a delightful book! So colorful and bright.

  • Danya 5 years ago

    Awesome. Sauce

  • Cristy Clark 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to see it. Thanks Lucy and Pip.

  • Christine 5 years ago

    Your passion for craft is contagious and you have built it into a proffession to inspire fellow crafters. I would love to have your latest book. Well done Pip

  • Elysia 5 years ago

    Wow so inspiring!

  • Phil 5 years ago

    Looks great. Terrific prize! Love to win it.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    This book looks amazing…I would Love to win it…
    The pictures of the caravan are just gorgeous!!!
    and Pip is just so darn clever…an inspiration to us all…

  • Maxime 5 years ago

    please please pick me, i’d love to own this book! congratulations to all involved! creating is fun.

  • Maxime 5 years ago

    please please pick me, i’d love to win own this book! congratulations to all involved! creating is fun fun.

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    I would love to win this!

  • Margie 5 years ago

    The Pipster rocks doesn’t she!!? I really love hearing about amaze-balls Australian women doing excellent stuff. Pip def qualifies. xo

  • Amie 5 years ago

    I’d love to win the new book by the forever inspiring crafty lady Pip! She deserves a super hero cape! :)

  • frankie 5 years ago

    Hey Pip I love your attitude and your output. We all could learn from you about how to live our lives with focus and passion. My word for the year is ‘create’ and so i would be grateful to win this book to help me do some more creating.

  • ralph 5 years ago

    Great work – I teach art and have used the MeetMeAtMikes to inspire classroom activities. Looking forward to seeing the third iteration of crafting goodness.

  • Anna 5 years ago

    Wow! What a super woman! Love how colourful and happy everything looks – would make my day to get a hold of this book :)

  • Aasta 5 years ago

    Thus book looks great. Yes please!

  • annie 5 years ago

    I would really love this book!

  • jessica 5 years ago

    ohhhh can’t wait to see Pips new book – exciting!!!

  • Zen 5 years ago

    Looks great, good luck everyone.

  • Maddie 5 years ago

    I can not get enough of books like this right now! I would love to have one!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    I wish I could craft all day everyday! Sigh…

  • Claudia 5 years ago

    Wow what a great interview with a very talented amazing crafty lady. It’s very inspirational especially because she is a mum too, that gets kids ready and off on their own lives everyday, but still manages to achieve so many amazing things. Good on you Pip i love your blog and I am currently reading the happiness project you recommended on your blog, and I loooove it. Good luck in all your future work crafty lady.

  • caylie 5 years ago

    Pip is one of the nicest people with the coolest job!!

  • Lindsey 5 years ago

    Yay! Another goodie from Meet Me at Mikes! You’re so inspiring, Pip.

  • sharon 5 years ago

    Love Pip’s books. So inspiring! Her first book got me back into crafting after a long time out and it’s so great to be creative again.

  • Binky 5 years ago

    Looks great, need some crafting inspiration!

  • Amb 5 years ago

    I want Betty!

  • narelle 5 years ago

    looks fab

  • Fox and Beau 5 years ago

    We don’t care to win, But CAN NOT WAIT to get out little mittens on this gold nugget of a book!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    So colourful, quirky, unique – a great vision love it!!! Such a clever cookie she is xxx

  • Ammi 5 years ago

    Pip is THE big blog inspiration for crafting people everywhere. Love her.

  • Lisette 5 years ago

    I love Pip Lincoln… what a genuinely lovely person!

  • Chantelle 5 years ago

    My golly goodness!! This lady is all sorts of wonderful, Congratulations on such a lovely new book x

  • laura 5 years ago

    ooooh! she is such a clever lady. I would love this book! And if i don’t win it I will buy it anyway! Yay!

  • Kaitlyn 5 years ago

    The book looks fantastic, I would love a copy!

  • Judy 5 years ago

    Pip, I have already learnt so much from you and yes, I want MORE amazing things to learn!!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, what wonderful crafty inspirations!

  • Jennifer 5 years ago

    Looks GREAT! and inspiring…

  • jennifer 5 years ago

    Woo hoo to Pip – she’s an inspiring, amazing woman!

  • catherine 5 years ago

    clever clogs pip!

  • Wendy S 5 years ago

    Would love to own a copy of Pip’s book, awesome!

  • busichic 5 years ago

    LOVE crafty clevers like Pip and I wanna find the needle in the Hey! Stack! X

  • bj 5 years ago

    Maybe this could turn me into a creative!!!

  • Chloe 5 years ago

    Looks beautiful. Great interview too. Love Pip’s enthusiasm.

  • Channy 5 years ago

    A Space Invaders blanket?! Could this lady be any more ridiculously clever! What an inspiration your are Miss Pip x

  • Tina 5 years ago


  • Jasmine 5 years ago

    I am desperate for this book! well done, Pip!

  • Annalisa 5 years ago

    Look like a another great book Pip. Maybe I’ll get lucky this time.

  • Nicole 5 years ago


  • Kate 5 years ago

    Yes Please!

  • Annette/Nettie 5 years ago

    Congrats on the arrival of your latest creative ‘baby’ Pip! I’d love to win a copy. Please!

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Ooh would love one of these!

  • Giselle 5 years ago

    Would love more crafting!

  • Narelle 5 years ago

    Yes please! I’d love to win this gorgeous book : )

  • emma g 5 years ago

    soooooo cute!!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    yes please

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    Looks gorgeous!! Pick me!!

  • Elle 5 years ago

    Love love love that I get to walk the streets of Melbourne with such creative and talented people …. It makes my world shine :D

  • adele 5 years ago

    super :o)

  • Jo 5 years ago

    Wow wow wow! Can’t wait to get my mits on this new edition!

  • Mel-The Organic Mamas 5 years ago

    yes please!!

  • Sally 5 years ago

    Pip is a very crafty chick, I’d love me a copy.

  • connie 5 years ago

    Congratulation on the new book. It looks beautiful.

  • Jasmin 5 years ago

    ooo, yes please!

  • Very excited about this one!

  • Bec 5 years ago

    This book has so much eye-candy! I am lusting after this book!

  • IlonaH 5 years ago

    I’m not sure if I’m in time, but this book looks great, and will be a wonderful inspiration!

  • Helen 5 years ago

    i think this book will be wonderful, lovely and fun!

  • Tali 5 years ago

    woo! Can’t wait to check out this book!

  • Catherine H 5 years ago

    I have the other two books – I NEEEEED the new one toooooo!!!

  • Amber Greene 5 years ago

    Oh, yes please. i’d love to win!! Thank you for op.

  • Amy 5 years ago

    HOORAY for this book! I can’t wait to read it.

  • monica 5 years ago

    I’ve had an awful day… let’s hope my luck changes and I wiiiiiiiin!!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Pip is such an inspiration – I’d love to go into the running for a copy of her new book!

  • kat cameron 5 years ago

    Great interview! i would love to win this one! Please oh Please!! xox

  • cath w 5 years ago

    This book looks fantabulous!

  • Anne 5 years ago

    this book looks fabulous. Would love to win!

  • Jen 5 years ago


  • Diana 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous book. Is it available in Perth?

  • Priscilla 5 years ago

    So inspired by all the craft goodness squeezed into this book – looks so much fun! Thanks for putting on a great giveaway.

  • Jade 5 years ago

    Hey hey, count me in for the draw please. I am looking forward to getting my paws on this a good dose of craftiness.

  • Bec 5 years ago

    Pip pip piprrrettty please!!!

  • janet 5 years ago


  • Jodie 5 years ago

    Love Pip’s blog and books!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Would love to win this!!

  • Jane 5 years ago

    My fingers are crossed! Very inspiring person…

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one. Fingers crossed

  • Tania 5 years ago

    I can’t think of a better time to bring out such an inspiring book.
    After all Spring is the season for beginning new projects……………….

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to check out Pip’s new book!

  • Monica 5 years ago

    Love to win one – live in Adelaide and I haven’t seen it in the bookstores as yet. Looks awesome – I’ll keep my fingers double crossed

  • Angela 5 years ago

    Looks beautiful, count me in please!

  • Colleen 5 years ago

    A book to browse and to use.

  • Ange 5 years ago

    What a beautiful looking book with fantastic ideas. Pip you are a very inspiring women. We are glad you are on this earth!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    Loving the look of this book! I wander past Meet me at Mikes most mornings and the window always makes me look up from watching my feet!

  • Tammy 5 years ago

    I love that you see craft and good healthy wellbeing as a way of life rather than a distraction or job. Can’t wait to get hold of your new book.. Awed by your schedule Pip!

  • dazza 5 years ago

    looks fantastic

  • BAWKBAWK 5 years ago


  • Hannah 5 years ago

    We love Pip! Hurrah!

  • lucy 5 years ago

    Yes please, I need to make …

  • kittybaroque 5 years ago

    I’m UBER excited about this book, already bought the crafty journal and just *know* ‘Make Hey* is a must have bundle of happiness – yaaaahhyyy 4 Pip’s Pip-ness :-D

  • Jane 5 years ago

    Lordy! How you juggle all that is extraordinary, Pip. Bravo. J x

  • manda 5 years ago

    with 7 minutes to go … i would love to have pips book. that would be way more fun than the hay making going on at our farm :-)

  • Gaz Lincoln 5 years ago

    Hey Pip! Great book, great surname. I still remember walking into your store on my first trip to Melbourne years ago and feeling like I was in a wonderland.

  • Ellie 5 years ago

    oh no, 14 minutes late! worth a shot…

  • Groomstreet 5 years ago

    This looks absolutely divine – would love love love to win.

  • Kat 5 years ago

    Buzz, Buzz such a busy little bee – inspiring us all :)

  • nat 5 years ago

    I love all that Pip’s done to bring together crafty souls and thread this community together – and I absolutely intended that pun!

  • Marcello Ricciuti 5 years ago

    Love Pips style – great book

  • Grace 5 years ago

    Congratulations to Pip on the book, it looks like tons of fun. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • Ann C. 5 years ago

    Hip hip hooray! Congrats on the new book! Love to see it!

  • Shann 5 years ago

    Yay for book number 3 – Pip, you are superwoman!!

  • Wintam 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the new book! looks so fresh!

  • Justine 5 years ago

    I’ve never heard of her book until now so would LOVE to win it!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    I love Sew La Tea Do and this book looks ace too. Thanks Pip!

  • Tara 5 years ago

    what a stunning book!!

  • Nic 5 years ago

    It is the most adorable, gorgeous book cover I have ever seen and looks like the adventure begins straight from the first page. Hope I’m lucky enough to commence the Pip adventure real soon.

  • Rhonda 5 years ago

    Love Love Love

  • Ali Griffin 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to read the book… I am planning on only double tasking as we type!

  • Robyn 5 years ago

    Great, what a fabulous giveaway! Thank you

  • Elizabeth 5 years ago

    You really can NEVER have enough crafting books and Id LOVE this one to add to my collection (even if i DONT win!) :)

  • Amanda W 5 years ago

    Pip is fantastic! I love her books and blog.

  • Jo Matheson 5 years ago

    Just Saw Pip on The Circle – wow the book is just what I need to get me motivated. She is a woman after my own heart. Hand Craft! I love creating but often need that push. Even if I dont win – where can I get it from??????

  • Sally mckenzie 5 years ago

    What a great book saw pip on the circle Im a crafter and even thou I do alot of crafts I like to get new ideas of other crafty people to give me innovative ideas that will inspire me and give me a different outlook on my own crafts and especially since I now have a grandchild

  • Simone 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to see what Pip has come up with this time. If only I had the time! At least the sun is shining. :-)

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