A moment to myself (and a giveaway for you)

A moment to myself (and a giveaway for you)

When I was pregnant I was fortunate enough to be sent some grown up colouring books to review.

I was so pleased whenMichael O’mara books asked me to review the 2014 editions of these grown up colouring books

Pretty Patterns & Vintage Patterns

Having two children under two means that my time to myself is a little restricted, and when I do have a few moments on my own I don’t always want to get out a book to read or my sewing – things that I need more than ten minutes to concentrate on.

These colouring books are great, I can colour when Daniel is drawing, or when I have few minutes to myself. I find it relaxing and doesn’t require a huge amount of thought.

When I recently posted a pic of my colouring to Instagram, it got a lot of comments and positive reaction… it seems that grown up colouring books are a big hit. And I can see why.

There are plenty fo brilliant pages and patterns in here… below are a few excerpts from both books:

I like some of the bolder patterns, like that shown in the last picture, but I have enjoyed these two so far from the Vintage Patterns book.

There really is something for everyone here – there are repeating patterns, or pictures like that of the bird above. There are bold thick solid line drawings and softer lighter lines. What I love about these books from Michael O’Mara is that the paper is such good quality. When using felt pens they don’t bleed through – so you can use both sides – without having to choose which design you want to do.

I think of the two, the Vintage Patterns book is my favourite. They are both priced at £9.99 and are available here and here on Amazon.

Michael o’Mara Books have kindly given me one extra copy of each book – to be in with a chance of winning one of them, please complete the Rafflecopter below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition will run until June 15th, and is open to UK residents only. Two winners will be selected and they will be sent a copy of either Pretty Patterns or Vintage Patterns.

*** I was sent one copy of each of these books to review. All words and opinions are my own***


  1. 15th May 2014 / 15:41

    done my entry

  2. 17th May 2014 / 18:43

    I love the blog 🙂 Hope to win for 3am feeding entertainment!



  3. Christine B
    18th May 2014 / 12:47

    I mainly cross stitch but also love papercutting. I do colour too I have a fantastic fashion colouring book!

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