hatchet and bear

Hatchet and Bear Giveaway! (CLOSED)

hatchet and bear

For my first birthday week giveaway I’ve teamed up with the extremely talented EJ Osborne, an amazing Somerset-based carver who sells her beautiful hand-carved kitchen tools, bowls, boards and implements via her website, Hatchet + Bear.

Here are some of my favourite items from the website:

hatchet bear hand-carved wooden kitchen utensils

hand carved wooden spoons

Aren’t they just stunning?  EJ makes all the items using simple tools and traditional methods – with a selection of hand hewn, locally gathered wood

In today’s giveaway you can win a beautiful Valentine’s Love Spoon worth £26.  The Love Spoon is handcrafted using a branch of locally foraged walnut wood, and EJ says it’s a good all rounder that is perfect to eat breakfast in bed with and make afternoon tea with, as well as measuring a heap of freshly ground coffee with.  Doesn’t that sound good?

eco-friendly wooden spoon

Simply enter via the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(NB: if you’re viewing this in an email or blog reader then you’ll have to click through to Moral Fibres to access the Rafflecopter form)

The competition is open until 12am (GMT) on Monday 10th February and open to readers worldwide.  Good luck!

And if this has wet your whistle for carving, then EJ is running a series of spoon carving workshops for beginners and carving newcomers from her workshop in Frome, Somerset, which if I was a bit more local to then I’d definitely be going to!

Moral Fibres is One!

Moral Fibres turns one today, and what a year it has been!  The site has gone from about twenty visits a day (thanks friends and family!) in the early days to over 11,000 page views a month!

It’s not about the numbers though: it’s about the people.  thanks to Moral Fibres I’ve ‘met’ a whole host of wonderful people online – through the comments, emails, or through interactions on social media.  This has been what’s kept me coming back day in day out to Moral Fibres – it’s been so encouraging to know that there is a thirst for information and inspiration on sustainable living.  Over the next year I hope to keep continuing to grow the site with more and more content that you’ll all enjoy.  I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve for future features, so keep your eyes peeled!

As a thank you for supporting, encouraging and inspiring me I’ve got four great competitions lined up from some of my favourite ethical makers and companies!  The first one will be live on the site later today, and there will be three more over the coming week.  Whether you’re old or new to Moral Fibres; a daily reader or just someone who pops by occasionally; UK based or from further afield, then the competitions are open to you all!


Image from here – a great DIY tutorial on how to make your own animal candle holders!