Monday, January 31, 2011

UPDATED: Giveaway for Week of January 31

I think maybe my instructions were confusing because my statcounter counts quite a few views, but no entries this morning, which is unusual! You do NOT have to share or do anything other than comment on the post or on the Facebook page in order to enter the contest. The only thing I've changed is how to accumulate extra entries, and you can read on about that at the bottom.

This week I'm celebrating a new style in my shop by giving away YOUR CHOICE of a dimensional felt flower headband or alligator clip. Here's the headband.
And here's the equivalent clip:
Here's how to enter:

All you have to do to enter the contest is COMMENT on this post or on my Facebook page!

If you want an extra entry, read on: I was looking at changing the way I do this because I hate for people to bug ALL their friends every week, so I'm trying a referral bonus instead. If you recruit someone to join my page or purchase something from my shop this week, both you AND the person you referred will get two bonus entries to the giveaway contest. You don't have to recruit friends in order to enter the contest. I'll see how it works this week and if it doesn't work well, I'll change it for next week.

Winner will be chosen Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WINNER Announced: Pair of Rainbow Stripes Nora Bows

Congratulations to Entry #2, Paula B, who wins this pair of Rainbow Stripes Nora Bows, also available here- as well as free shipping on any additional items she wishes to purchase from my shop. Thanks for playing, everyone!

Monday, January 24, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Pair of Rainbow Nora Bows

It's so dreary and snowy here that I need a reminder that brighter days are coming! So this week's giveaway is for a sweet pair of rainbow stripes Nora Bows. I made some of these for each of my daughters and I love how they seem to complement just about any outfit. I even wear them myself sometimes. :) They look super cute for pigtails, or make great gifts for any occasion.

Here's how you win:
1. COMMENT- here on the blog or on my Facebook page 
2. SHARE- for an EXTRA entry on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog (but remember, don't bug your friends! I do giveaways every week! Just share when you specially want to win :))
3. This week, both you AND any new person you refer to my Facebook site will get ANOTHER extra entry for leaving the name of the person who referred them. :) I want to thank those of you who bring friends to join my site!

Entries are accepted through WEDNESDAY morning- at which time I will randomly choose a person to take this pair of Nora Bows home. In addition, if the winner wishes to purchase any additional items from my shop, he/she will receive FREE SHIPPING on any order in combination with the prize.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winner Announced: Small Black Posh Posies

Congratulations to entry #32, Stephanie VanWyk! :) You win this pair of small posh posy clips!

Thanks everyone for entering and playing along. Here's the link to this week's item if you are interested in checking it out in more detail! :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Giveaway: Pair of Small Black Posh Posies

This week's giveaway is for an item that works great for Mom OR daughter! I "borrow" my little girl's clips like this all the time because they are so versatile for adding just a bit of interest to my own (very boring) hair style. This week I will be giving away a pair of small black posh posy clips as shown below.

These beautiful pictures were taken by Daffodil Photography- if you are anywhere close to the Phoenix area, check them out! Bekah at Daffodil has been wonderful to work with!!
And aren't her daughter's little piggies just the sweetest things?!!

So if you want to win this pair of clips, here's what you do!
1. Leave me a COMMENT, either here on the blog or HERE on my Facebook page
2. Share with your friends, via Facebook, Twitter, or your own personal blog, and let me know about it in your comment for an EXTRA entry!
3. Check back here on WEDNESDAY morning, when I will choose a random winner for these little beauties. :)

Just FYI, I am going to be putting my shop in "vacation mode" later today until Tuesday evening, so I have time to take a carefree visit to my parents with my girls- but I will still be accepting entries into the contest, and I will still respond to emails as I'm able at . Good luck everyone! Hope you like this giveaway!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WINNER announced!

Congratulations to entry #38, Kimberly Greco, the winner of this week's giveaway contest! Kimberly, contact me at to arrange where I should ship this for you!

Everyone else, this item is available on my Etsy site at this link if you're interested! Stay tuned for next week when I'll post a new giveaway! :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday GIVEAWAY! Medium Valentine's Posy Clip

The giveaway was a great success last week and I loved being able to do it again! I'm so pleased that so many participated!! So I'm giving it another go this week!

This week's giveaway is for a medium "pixie posy" clip in the perfect colors for Valentine's Day. I created this flower by hand-crocheting multiple layers in red, pink, and white and finished it with a cute red polka dot fabric brad in the center and some of my special pixie pink polka dot ribbon the clip. The inside of the clip is lined with slip-resistant material for a firmer hold that works just great with my kids.

If you want to WIN IT, leave me a comment here, or on the "link" post on my Facebook page. Blog about it, Tweet about it, or Facebook about it (and comment that you did) for an extra chance to win- but PLEASE don't feel like you need to bug your friends every week with this stuff! Only do it when you really want to, okay? There will be lots more giveaways and I hate to be perceived as an annoying commercial- I just want everyone to be as excited about my stuff as I am! :)

On Wednesday morning, I will collect all the entries I receive over the next 2 days and will choose a winner for me, and I will announce it here on the blog! Good luck, and hope the turnout is as good this week as it was last week! :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WINNER of this week's giveaway announced!

Congratulations to Entry #31, Connie McClain! You're this week's winner! I will also send you a notification via email.

If you didn't win this week, here's the LINK to this week's feature item; it is for sale in my Etsy shop. And stay tuned next week, I am planning to do another giveaway announced next Monday!

I'm always looking for feedback and ideas for how to make this more fun and interesting for everyone. If there are items you'd like to see featured in the giveaways, comment on this post and let me know what they are- and maybe we'll see them featured soon! :) Thanks all for great support, and lots of new names this week. This first week back to weekly giveaways has been an overwhelming success, and I'm so glad because I look forward to each week's feature every time! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Toile Butterfly Bow in Pink and Cream

Hello Facebook friends! I am TIRED of not being allowed to host giveaways on Facebook because it was one of my favorite things about each week. So I'm going to try doing a workaround on this blog!

Here is this week's giveaway item- one of the new pink and cream toile pattern butterfly bows available here- so elegant and beautiful for Valentine's or Spring or just being beautiful! I don't always make extra items for my own family, but I did for this one!

I love the pretty toile pattern and the way the sweet pink offsets the light background color of the ribbon. This clip is totally versatile and beautiful. 

So, if you want to WIN IT, here's how you enter:
 Leave me a comment on this post with your email address so I can contact you if you win! Or, just comment on the Facebook "link" post. On WEDNESDAY morning, I will collect all the entries and a random winner will be chosen. Receive an EXTRA entry by Tweeting, Blogging, or posting about the giveaway on Facebook and commenting (either here or on the Facebook page) that you did.

This is a first run for me with this new style of giveaway, and I will see if I get enough entries this way. I hope that it will be successful because I have always loved being able to connect with people who might not have actually purchased the products, but who would love to try them out for free. I do this not really to become fabulously wealthy (HA!) but because I simply love to do it and share it with others. So giveaways have always been really fun for me and made me feel like my Facebook page was fun and interesting instead of a boring constant advertisement. So, share with your friends, help me make this work, and Monday Giveaway Day will continue!