Monday, May 4, 2009

The Giveaway Has Arrived! Welcome!





The Great May Giveaway
May 6th-May 10 at midnight

Welcome to our amazing giveaway! This is  a celebration of creativity, community,  and of course Mother’s Day too. Please take time to stop by shops and blogs of the generous people who are featured.  All of them are exceptional at what they do.  Spread the word about them!  There is no special order to the featured items.  Winners will be choosen based on his/her draw number.

This is how the giveaway will work:

You will receive 1 entry for each of the following:

Following (publicly) (current followers receive 1 entry refer a friend for another) 

Posting a Comment

Sharing information about the Giveaway (Twitter, Facebook, Email, Facebook)***

****Please make sure you leave a comment for each of the above and an email address so that we can reach you.

We will use a random generator to choose the winners and you will be notified via email if you win.  Because all of the prizes are awesome, you can pick the one you want based on your draw number.  The first person gets first choice, second picks second, etc.  The hardest part is going to be choosing a prize.  Entries will start on Wednesday, May 6th  the contest will close at 12 am Sunday, May 10th and the winners will be announced on Monday, May 11th.  You will be contacted by the seller to arrange delivery of your items.  Winners from outside of US and Canada may be responsible for some of the shipping charges.


Wonderful Participants/ Amazing Prizes


1. Bit of Whimsy Dolls

Contact : www.bitofwhimsydolls.com

Bit of Whimsy Dolls designs PDF epatterns for the absolute cutest dolls/animals around. The dolls are suitable for boys and girls and make the perfect baby gift.  In addition to the numerous patterns available, limited edition handmade dolls can be ordered as well. The dolls are original, unique, and easy to sew.   (I know this from first hand experience...my daughter loves hers).   

Bit of Whimsy has recently been featured in the magazine, “Soft Dolls and Animals“ April/May 09 issue and owner/operator,  Sarah,  has been interviewed for many other publications and on television.  Even though her high quality items have given her success, Sarah still takes the time to give customers support and to answer questions!

Giveaway Items: (3 different winners)

Original Whimsy Doll/Animal PDF e patterns (one of your choice to each of 3 winners)



2. Barefoot Tams  

Contact: www.barefoottams.etsy.com

Barefoot Tams started as a shop carrying handmade cards in August of 2008. In addition to the beautiful cards,  the shop carries blankets, clothing, and accessories for children.  One of a kind rag quilts, reversible pinafore dresses, unique hair clips, crayon roll ups, and dolls are now available in the shop.  Each item is handmade, with care and attention by Tamara herself.   All of the items for sale in the shop are ready to ship and are already made.  

Giveaway Item (1 winner)

An adorable mini rag quilt.  Made with a really cute, glow in the dark, owl print and coordinating green flannel.  Perfect size for on the go, or for your little one to cuddle with during naps. Measures 16.5"X16.5"Has been washed once to start the fraying process. Will get increasingly soft with multiple washings.






 

3. Daisy’s  Petals

Contact: www.daisyspetals.etsy.com

Daisy’s Petals features handcrafted jewelry.  Everything in her shop is original.  Deanna is a really amazing jewelry artisan, who is respected by her peers.   It wasn't until well after college and many years of working in the "real world" that she found and started nurturing her creative side. Daisy’s Petals will be donating 10% of all April and May purchases to the American Cancer Society via Relay for Life! 

Giveaway Item (1 winner)

A Beautiful Pair of Handcrafted Earrings- These earrings dangle just under 2" from the lobe and feature a gorgeous 15mm turquoise round, as well as a 1" circular brass charm.












4. Giraffikiki Kids

Contact: http://giraffikiki.blogspot.com/, www.graffikiki.etsy .com

Giraffikiki is a limited run children’s clothing company with a style that’s classic with a hip twist. In addition to designing for her company here in Canada, Shelley also creates designs for Baby Gassy Gooma in the US.  All of the clothing is sewn by professionals, and seams are serged using high level designer fabric.

In addition to her busy designing career, Shelley has a fabric store on Etsy, called Coco Bleu.  This shop offers beautiful, designer fabric at really great prices.

Giveaway Item (1 winner)

 Tier Skirt – vibrant and unique colors come together to create these professionally sewn, adorable tiered skirts.  Sizes 2-6 ready to ship. You choose which one you would like.




          


5. ZigZag Stitches Fabric and Fiber Creations

Contact: www.zigzagstitches.etsy.com

ZigZag Stitches is a fabulous shop on Etsy.  Custom bags, Boxy Bags, Cases, Pouches, and Coasters are among the things that are available there.  After having a career as a teacher, and a lifetime of sewing, Catherine was inspired to start creating useful items from fabric.  Her attention to detail and precise sewing is obvious in her gorgeous, original creations.

In addition to selling her shop items, Catherine does custom orders and wholesale orders. Bags are interfaced, lined, and constructed with reinforced and overcast seams.  Matching needle cases are available for most of her pieces. 

Giveaway Item:(1 winner)

Boxy Bag - This bag is perfect for craft or sewing projects, toiletries, or baby items. Dimensions 8”x3.5”x3.5” 






6. Tile Me Beautiful

Contact: tilemebeautiful.etsy.com

Tile Me Beautiful opened in March of this year, on Etsy.  Tiled serving trays, mirrors, and beaded serving utensils are among the hand crafted art pieces in the shop.  Each piece has been created with precision and care and is a unique, one of a kind, piece of art.

Custom orders are welcome and Michelle can even use a photograph to put onto a tile or to create a mural effect.  Personalized tile products can be designed collaboratively with Michelle!  Thick, high quality tiles are used in the creation of Tile Me Beautiful art.

Giveaway Item:  (1 winner)

Stunning Tiled Mirror – This mirror measures 12”X12” and was created using 1”x1” glass tiles.  It is the perfect size for those small, difficult to fill areas on a wall.  A wire holder is available upon request or you can display it on a wrought iron plate stand or as a candle plate. Neutral colors and light grout have been used.





 

7. Snugnluv Handmade Originals and Sewing Kits

Contact: snugnluv.etsy.com

I recently became a mom for the second time to another beautiful girl.  Snugnluv was started as a result of my love of fabric and sewing, and partly in an attempt to work from home and stay with my children. My shop carries a variety of quilt and sewing kits, patterns, and a handmade items.

I wanted to give a special thanks to all of the artists who have generously donated to this giveaway.  We are so lucky to be part of such a wonderful community of independent artisans, handmade creators, and independent business operators.

Giveaway Items: (2 different winners)

The book: Amy Butler “Little Stitches for Little People”. (1 winner)




Moda Charm Pack Fig and Plum (1 winner)-  Moda Pre-cut 5” charm squares




****Remember, please leave us an email with your post so we can find you.  Also, please have an idea of which prizes you would like, as you will need to choose once you are contacted to ensure that all winners are notified in a timely manner.

Thanks you so much for your participation and support.  







86 comments:

  1. hmmm. first one to comment? Everything looks so wonderful! I'd be happy to win any one of them.

    I hope the random number generator picks #1

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  2. I love it! Let the Great May Giveaway commence! Thank you for the chance to included with such great talent!

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  3. What a great giveaway, and such gorgeous items! Fingers crossed for that random number generator! :-)

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  4. Amazing giveaway! So happy to be part of it!

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  5. So many great items. How would I ever choose if I were to win??? Random Generator, please pick me!

    Thanks for this great giveaway.
    Kerri

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  6. Twitted to my 3500+ followers! twitter.com/cafehandmade

    oh, my email is kerri@cafehandmade.com

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  7. What great items...awesome giveaway!!

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  8. I twittered also... I twittered this morning... http://twitter.com/jennuinecandles/status/1716196294

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  9. Awesome items!! Thanks for these giveaways!
    I am following now.
    Email: mycraftthingies(at)gmail(dot)com

    - SiSi

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  10. I twitted about the giveaway, I'm at http://www.twitter.com/mycraftthingies

    - SiSi
    gogo random # generator!!

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  11. wow! a great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win an amazing prize

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  12. I'm following your blog now

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  13. http://twitter.com/caseyplusthree/status/1716564269 - I tweeted the giveaway too

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  14. Great giveaway! The Whimsey Dolls are so cute! I am following.

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  15. Cant afford to miss this giveaway.May i be the lucky one to win any of these...all the prizes are simply great.Also mentioned this on twitter: Sans30s my id.

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  16. http://bit.ly/PivV7 this is something you dont want to miss...link to twitter update.

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  17. I am following you too....my email addrs: saraf.mohan@gmail.com

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  18. I twittered about your give away. Ummmm but I don't know much about it. My twitter name is kjleah but I don't know the link to my page! :)

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  19. I myspaced about your giveaway!! myspace.com/kjleah

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  20. My computer messed up so I am going to repost that I facebooked about your giveaway but I am not sure what my url is. My name is Kjirsten Cantrell in the Kansas City network. I am sure that there aren't many Kjirstens! :)

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  21. I am so excited about your giveaways!! How nice! All the prizes are great and I would feel blessed if my name was drawn! Have a great one. Good luck to all!

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  22. Sounds fun!! I already follow your blog, & I am now off to go Twitter!!
    ~Michele from "It's in the Bag!"

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  23. I just started following your blog! Hope I win a Bit of Whimsy pattern!

    Angela
    www.happycherry.typepad.com

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  24. I just twittered about the giveaway! :) Still hoping I get that Bit of Whimsy pattern... her stuff rocks!

    Angela
    www.happycherry.etsy.com
    Twitter ID: HappyCherry

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  25. My comment is THANK YOU for offering this giveaway and THANK YOU to the artisans for participating! There are soooo many awesome things here to win!

    Angela
    www.happycherry.typepad.com

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  26. Awesome!
    ivamissiva@aol.com

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  27. I'd love to be entered!
    whitsend@live.com

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  28. Posted about it in the Etsy forums.
    whitsend@live.com

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  29. What a wonderful give-a-way. Besides posting a comment I also follow on Twitter.
    Thanks for the fun.
    quiltma@yahoo.com

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  30. What great giveaways. Hope I can win one.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  31. Pick me! Pick me! ;)

    Candacew@hotmail.com

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  32. Great giveaway! Thanks for including my shop with these talented other shops!

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  33. OMG...what a fab give-away! Please include me as I would love to win any of these. Really enjoy your blog.

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  34. Just in case I forgot to thank you for OSGOOD......thank you!!!!! Also want to thank you for mentioning my etsy shop www.theemptynest.etsy.com...very appreciated :-)

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  35. excellent giveaway...everything is so great!

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  36. Wow! These are all great looking prizes. Great idea!

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  37. I can't believe you are giving so many beautiful gifts away. It's very nice of you.

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  38. WOW! What a GREAT giveaway! I love love love the earrings!

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  40. Lots of great stuff!! I can't decide what I like the best. It's all super cute!1

    tiptopsdesigns [a] gmail dot com

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  41. Wow so much cute stuff Hope I win so I can have the problem of deciding what I would like! =)

    jennifer326bd(at)aol dot com

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  42. I twittered it! =)

    jennifer326bd(at)aol dot com

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  43. I am already a follower as well.

    jennifer326bd(at)aol dot com

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  44. This is a fantastic blog and absolutely beautiful fabric. I love Stacy's quilts she is a very talented crafter.Best wishes and happy quilting to all, Hugs, Lynda

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  45. Terrific fabric and a great blog. Stacy puts lots of work into these. Her quilts are great.

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  46. This is a great chance to win some really beautiful fabric. I love the work Stacy puts into her blogs

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  47. Teriffic blog, Love stacy's fabric.

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  48. What a great giveaway with so many wonderful prizes to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win, it is appreciated.

    JD

    visionquest2020@msn.com

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  49. I helped spread the word about your super givewasy by emailing my friends and family.

    JD

    visionquest2020@msn.com

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  50. I posted on my blog and featured your great quilt pattern on my Fab Finds Friday! I want that pattern!

    :) Shelley

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  51. Yay! so fun

    Also, about to RT it on Twitter ;)

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  52. I follow this blog!;D

    lovelylittledeer@hotmail.co.uk

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  53. lovelylittledeer@hotmail.co.uk

    i'm crossing everything to win, haha!

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  54. Oh my...I am so excited to!! I can't wait till the 11th! Yay!!! ;)

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  55. Oh i would feel so great to receive anyone of these gifts would be a great time to receive something like this on a bday..i am totally excited and cant wait.

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  56. Awesome blog & sweet giveaways!! I*m following ya too. Leslie@Uniquecharm.net

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  57. Adore the mirror and all other prizes too! Brilliant giveaway:)

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  58. What a great contest! Oh, I hope I am lucky enough to pick one!

    I added you to my follow list & am happy to tweet this awesome contest! (I saw your tweet)

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  59. Oh I would love to win any of those :)) (but especially the tiled mirror!) Thank you!

    Email: spammysauce@gmail.com

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  60. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I would be excited to win any of the prizes!

    whitneyellen77@gmail.com

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  61. What a diverse collection of talent here. Proudly following on twitter.

    e-mail- sandra (dot) austin (at) sympatico (dot) ca

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  62. I'm now a follower.

    whitneyellen77@gmail.com

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  63. Shared the contest info on twitter. @mom2momdurham
    Mom2MomDurhamRT: Giveaway www.snug-n-luv.blogspot.com The prizes are so good.

    e-mail- sandra (dot) austin (at) sympatico (dot) ca

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  64. And one more entry for posting a comment. Seriously, these are beautiful creations.

    e-mail- sandra (dot) austin (at) sympatico (dot) ca

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  65. The little dolls are adorable!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  66. Follower

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  67. Great job on the Giveawy's

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  68. Wow, to think I almost missed this awesome giveaway. Love the Boxy Bag, and the dolls are precious. You can't go wrong with any of these! Thank you!

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  69. I'm a new follower

    Ellie
    http://www.elliesstampgarden.com

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  70. Just sent out a tweet about the giveaway:
    http://www.twitter.com/stampgarden

    Ellie
    http://www.elliesstampgarden.com

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  71. New follower here :)

    I love Bit of Whimsy Dolls, my sister got me one off my "Baby Registry" list that I put together of Etsy sellers. Oh My Goodness, cute as a button!

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  72. Tweet sent out, too :)

    http://twitter.com/selfproduction/status/1759193041

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

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  73. Fabulous giveaway - glad I found it just in time :) Fantastic items, talented ladies.

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  74. I also tweeted and became a follower!

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  75. Wow, what nice prizes! I especially like the earrings and the mirror.

    I have sent out a tweet, become a follower. :)

    notesfromthecookiejar (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  76. Whoops just re-read that you want a comment for each thing we do that qualifies.

    I just followed your blog. :)

    notesfromthecookiejar(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  77. Just tweeted the giveaway too.

    http://twitter.com/scatteredmom

    notesfromthecookiejar(at)yahoo(dot)ca.

    Thanks! :)

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  78. Would love to win any one of these fantastic prizes! I also follow you on Twitter (but you probably know that lol).

    LilBit8867@gmail.com

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  79. Ok, I just have boys, but they seriously might have to start playing with dolls because Whimsy dolls are just too CUTE!

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  80. I am coming in just under the wire on this one-what wonderful items!!!

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  81. What great prizes!

    Hfricke at gmail.com

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