Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy giveaway day!

Contest now closed, check back tomorrow for the winner!
Shawl & pillow
My offering is a silk shantung and velvet wrap (I don't know the measurements and I really want to get this up, so I'm not going to take the time to measure it) with vintage glass nail head beads along three sides. All materials for this project were leftovers from previous projects, I love being able to do that. Especially when the result is so pretty. This is probably one of my top ten favorite things I made for my shop (now defunct), and the other 9 things on that list all got sold. I'm not sure why this one didn't. I am including a little buckwheat neck pillow made from the same silk as the wrap.
Vintage glass nailhead beads
To enter, please comment and tell me something silly about yourself. For instance, when our Kindergarten teacher showed us how to write our names, I came home convinced that my name was spelled Sahnnon, and when my sister pointed out my mistake, I thought it was funny to insist that I was right. After all, it was MY name and I could spell it however I want. You have until May 31st to enter, and I will chose a random winner on June 1st. I will ship internationally.

Visit Sew Mama Sew to see the list of everyone's giveaways! The turnout was impressive for the first one, I can't wait to see what everyone is doing this time.

51 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Count me in! Yehudim@aol.com

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  2. Very pretty. I once wrote my sister's name on our dining room table in marker because I wanted to write on the table but I didn't want to get in trouble. :)

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  3. I am 33 years old and I do not know how to ride a bicycle. It is not for want of trying - I just cannot seem to get the hang of it.
    I have always hated the saying "It's like riding a bike..."
    :)
    heidig@gmail.com

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  4. I would have to tell you about the time I ordered breakfast. "I will have the two eggs 'any style' poached medium." My whole family laughed because I read the any style part, I was 10 years old. Too funny.

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  5. Have you ever read "Flowers for Algernon?" After I read that I worried that I really might have brain damage and everyone was just too nice to say anything....

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  6. I can't sleep with any part of my body hanging over the edge of my bed because, at 37 years old, I'm still afraid of something grabbing me from under the bed. Yeah, rational eh?

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  7. I love the giveaway! Thank you for doing it! Something silly about me...I have to lace up my shoes with the shoe laces coming up from the bottom. I just can't get passed this one. It has been to the point that I have relaced my husband's shoes so that his were also correct! (I know, but I am not OCD in most areas in my life, just here!)

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  8. Mmmm...it looks so snuggly. When I was pregnant I was afraid my child would be ugly and no one would tell me and how would I EVER KNOW!! This kept me up at nights. :(

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  9. As a child we used to have these fridge magnets that looked like burgers and chips and drinks etc from McDonalds and on more than one occassion I tried to eat them (even when I was 12)!

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  10. This is pretty... I love the colors!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway.

    Cassie Driver
    cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I used to be able to bend my thumbs backward until they touched my wrist (I had to hold them there with the other hand), and I delighted in doing it just to gross people out.

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  12. Gorgeous wrap! When I was small I was convinced that Tigger from Winnie the Pooh was called "Tiger", even though there was an extra "g". I just insisted that it was a silent "g"!

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  13. I like to wear fairy wings for Halloween and Easter.

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  14. I'm physically unable to pick up or squash a bug. Just cannot do it. I'm 28 years old and still can't do it.

    The wrap is LOVELY, by the way!

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  15. Very pretty. Few people can say my (real) name when they see it, which has led to all sorts of wacky pronunciations.

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  16. oooh this is lovely!
    silly? well I like to have a milkshake at McDonalds,only if I can dip my fries into it!

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  17. Let's see-silly. Well I fall all the time. I'm the only adult I know who has scraped knees and other "boo boos" all the time. I get more than my toddler.

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  18. I'm a farmer and have bumps, bruises, cuts, etc. from a physically demanding job...NOT from being abused as a lot of people seem to think! Sometimes it really is just what it seems. -smile-

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  19. Beautiful wrap!

    When I was 4, my sister convinced me that cotton balls were edible and tasted just like cotton candy... so..... I ate one. I was not a happy child that morning lol.

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  20. Lovely - especially the colour!

    On the name front, my middle name is in the language of the country I was born (Tonga) and I couldn't spell 'Lesieli' until I was 15. Kept getting the i's & e's mixed up!!

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  21. My husband calls me Minnie Pearl because I like to leave the tags on my clothes so they feel new longer. izazbz@yahoo.com

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  22. Oh gosh! In college I took a karate class, toned up really well, but embarrassed myself because I couldn't do a (maroma---I don't know what it's called in English--one of those tuck & roll thingys)! The teacher tried to help me, had his assistant work with me---nope, I couldn't do it and all the while EVERYONE in class was laughing! Worst part was I took it with my best friend and one of our cutest guy friends and they didn't let me live it down ALL semester.

    Hugs & Blessings!

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  23. Something silly? I have to have my special pillowcase on my pillow, even though I'm old enough to have 3 children!

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  24. This is so lovely.

    When I was 12, I had read one of my mom's magazines and saw a recipe for
    hors d’oeuvres and asked my mom if we could make some whore dee oars! Imagine this in a very southern Mississippi accent. When ever we have family dinners, I am always asked to bring the whore dee oars!!! LOL.

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  25. Oh what a nice giveaway...

    something silly...i trip over my own two feet all the time...and recently when walking down the road - I tripped again...and looked really silly trying to right myself with all the traffic around...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  26. I love it! Thanks! I am afraid of butterflies, super-afraid. even though I know they can't hurt me...

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  27. SOmething silly? I catch a cold once in every month. And I stumble easily, I can run properly, the way they say, I am said to run like a chicken on hot sands.

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  28. What a lovely wrap! My husband always accuses me of leaving out all the pertinent facts when I tell a story. For example, I took our dog to the vet and when my husband asked about the appointment all I told him was "the dog either has kennel cough, or she's going to die".

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  29. I think what I could say would not be interresting, because in french... But the idea is, when I was a kid, I invented other words for the words I didn't catch in songs... But I never wanted to admit my parents where right when the explained me the right word... I always went on singing with "my" words !
    (This might not sound exiting but with the words I invented I ca assure you it was really funny... Though it was not funny to me at that time !)

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  30. I am terrified of June bugs...I literally will hide under the blankets when the fly in our house until my husband catches and release them back outside:) Thanks for the chance!
    christinbanda(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  31. Very pretty! I would love to be your winner.

    I had a grasshopper (the giant locust monster type with fangs I'm sure!) fly into the car window and end up going down the back of my shirt, pants & finally into my undies! Mom was slowing down to take a curve on the road, I bailed out & dropped my pants right there beside the car. Imagine the horror when I realized a group of guys were standing under a tree not too far away & saw the whole show! I HATE the little creatures to this day (the hoppers not the guys! !) Thanks.

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  32. that's really beautiful! silly, like the time i threw peanuts into the bushes when we were camping only to be visited by a skunk around bedtime? duh!

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  33. I'll do anything possible to avoid talking on the phone.

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  34. Your work is absolutely lovely.
    When I was a little girl, my family went to a storybook theme park. After seeing the Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dee and Dum, the the Cheshire Cat statue displays, there was a real young woman dressed in a blue dress with a headband who you could get your picture take with (you know who I mean!) We did so and as we left, I said, "Good-by Alison!" I thought her name was Alison Wonderland.

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  35. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize

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  36. Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win! Something silly about me - I don't like tomaotes, but eat ketchup on just about anything! (I think it must be the added sugar or something!)

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  37. Hhhmmm... I'm always cold. My boyfriend is astounded at how often I've got cold toes to warm up in his lap. :) So this would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. beautiful--perfec to take dancing!

    i hate having wet toes--not so good since i live in the pacific northwest. it's so silly, but man does it bug me!

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  39. Lovely wrap!
    Something silly about me... I am a first grade teacher, and I have a dog who HATES children!! He is an adorable wiener dog, but turns frantic when kids are around.

    theavcp at yahoo dot com

    thank you!

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  40. As a young girl, I used to just burst out in loud opera singing.

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  41. Wow! This is beautiful! Something silly about me: Last week someone gave my 2 year old a temporary tattoo. She thought it was a sticker. A normal mom would have set it aside or thrown it away. Not me. I chased her around until I got it stuck on her. Yup. I made her wear a temporary tattoo. I would have worn one myself if there had been extras....

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  42. Oooooh really gorgeous -- silly things about me - ok, i get up and dance to the theme songs of tv shows especially CSI & Friends...

    alittleteacher@gmail.com

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  43. When I was six Dad had poured a concrete carport and gave me a nail to write my name in, which I did perfectly, and exactly backwards. I'm 43 now and it's still there - Dad insisted that I not redo it.

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  44. i once "styled" my brother's hair with bubblegum. mom had to shave his head to get it all out. and it right before we took family pics (of course!)

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  45. Oh that looks very decadent, hope I win. I sing along to adds and don't even realise it.

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  46. When I was 18, I watched my first horror movie, and when I got home, I had to turn on all the lights in the house because my parents weren't there. Then when I had to go to bed, I had to turn off the lightswitch on the other side of the room so I turned it off, ran, and took a huge jump to get onto my bed because it was three feet off the floor:)

    Shawna

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  47. What a beautiful wrap! Something silly? Umm...I torture my kids with my singing in the car. It drives them crazy, but I just can't help myself.

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  48. A silly and embarassing thing about me was when I used to get spankings as a kid. I thought I was outsmarting my parents, I'd go grab one of my books and stuff it down my pants to avoid the (what I thought was horrible pain) of the swat. I truly thought I had outsmarted them until I was about 15 or 16 and my mom explained to me how obvious it was that I had a book in my pants when I was 7 but she thought it was cute!

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  49. I love to make up little dances on the spot, like, "this is my getting the mail dance" or "this is my making paninis for dinner dance"

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