Sunday, September 02, 2007

250th post giveaway!

I promised a giveaway on my last post, and here it is!

I love giveaways, mainly because it's a fun way to thank all of the many people who make a blog a blog. It would really just be a bunch of words and photos without all of you who comment on the blog. Thank you!! And even people who stop by just to look (which I do all the time on many a blog) I really appreciate that you take the time to do so. I've met so many fantastic people in the blogging world that I am really happy to call my friends. The community we have all created is so special to me - it's made me a more thoughtful and creative crafter. Here's my way of thanking all of you.

I've been contemplating a giveaway since my 200th post. Unfortunately, our Japan trip got in the way, so I decided to wait until a less busy time to do this. I wish I could give everyone a gift, but since that would be way cost prohibitive, I'll do the standard random number generator thing. But what am I giving away? In the tradition of that great reality show Amazing Race - you'll have a choice, or a Detour. This one's called "MAKE or MADE". (cue dramatic music!)

In "MAKE", you'll get a gift you can use to MAKE something. Are you a knitter who wants some beautiful yarn? Here are some items you might win!



How about fabric? I've shown some of my work in the past - has anything really sparked your interest?
Maybe my collection of Japanese craft books has gotten your creative juices flowing. Is there one your particularly love? (this will be contingent on the condition that I'll be able to find a copy of it for you).

In "MADE", you'll get a custom handcrafted sewn gift from me. Do you like the pigs I've made?

Or my bags? How about a cat?

Oh Unki, I won't give you away!

So here's how the giveaway will work - just leave a comment with the word "MAKE" or "MADE" in it. You'll have until Friday September 8th noon PST to leave one. I'll choose a winner (or winners!) using a random number generator. I'll announce the winners and I'll either peruse your blog to figure what I'll send you or we'll have a little email chat to decide what you want. Fun for all!

75 comments:

kelly said...

make

Alexandra said...

Make!

Nettie said...

Make, baby!

Nell said...

Made. That piggy is too cute!

Terhi said...

Oh, made made MADE! I love the things I've seen here, and I would be thrilled to get just anything you've made.

winnie said...

Made. Seeing as how I still haven't gotten to learning how to sew, I've been envious of your sturdy totes, really big totes and even that cute duffel bag that you've made. Definitely MADE.

peaknits said...

I'd like to MAKE something with some of your fabulous yarn...but that piggy is awful cute too!

ingrid said...

Tough choice, but I'll go with MADE.

peggy said...

made!!
i collect piggles!

MinaG said...

Since I am related you don't need to put me in, I just want to say "congratulations"... and MADE is the way to go!

goodkarma said...

Love the "detour", how clever! Tough choice, just like on Amazing Race. That purple yarn is calling to me, though, so I'll say MAKE.

blossom said...

definitely a MADE!!! i love your sewing goods. but really i should be the one giving you something. it's coming!

(we should do a cat swap!)

D Smith said...

Sure, I'm game! Make please.

Knitopia said...

The things you've MADE are lovely.

Libby P said...

ooO Made! I love your little piggies, so cute!

~Libby

Elizabeth said...

MADE!

you make some of the coolest things & i'm rather inspired by your sewing & taste in fabrics.

Kim U said...

make!

grumperina said...

CAT

That's one of the options, right?

Sophia said...

Make! I've loved your blog for awhile now, and always find new inspiration from each of your posts. Thanks for a wonderful 250 posts!

Nancy said...

Made! Your piglets are so cute!

monkies said...

oh <3 made, please!

caitlyn said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway!
I would definitely want made. Your stuff is *gorgeous*!

Sarah M. said...

A giveaway is so tempting I had to post. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I LOVE all of the items you have made in the past, especially your hand sewn bags. I also especially enjoyed your posts on your trip to Japan. You described the people and country so wonderfully - the photos were excellent. I have since added Japan to my travel wish list!

Keep up the great crafting and blogging.

Joshua said...

Make......pleeease
The purple yarn says take me!
Have been reading your blog for a time, Rob and you look so contented.
Have appreciated your artistic inspirations.
Thanks for the chance to win as well.

Mae said...

MAKE

Jane said...

Made! You make such lovely stuff.

Pig wot flies said...

ooh fun. MADE!

Kate said...

Made!
I'm a lurker - your contest drew me out - I love your sewing & all your pictures in Japan!

VeganCraftastic said...

Make!

I love your blog, I haven't left a comment before but you always have such lovely pictures!

Heather said...

Made :)

I love your blog. Even though I'm a lurker, I love seeing your beautiful creations, and your lovely pictures

Agnes said...

You are going to give away the cat? Oh my! It would make my day if I get him/her! Though I can't keep pets in my apartment!

yumi said...

Congratulations from your other sister...MADE!

hansonjj@verizon.net said...

Ooh, I'll play! Made! I'm always ogling your monk's bag and have been hoping you'll post a pattern some day. No pressure! I've been trying to figure out how to make one myself, but I'm really not a pattern optional sort of sewer (yet).

eliza said...

make

Erin said...

MADE!

tigerlilith said...

oh no - i have to choose??? i would have to say MADE... in the hopes of getting a lovely handsewn bag (the sturdy carryon tote you made for your japan trip is gorgeous!!).

SJ said...

I love the piggies and all the other adorable animals you've MADE!

Meg McElwee said...

Just happened upon your blog this past week, and I can't wait to cozy up with a cup of tea and peruse your archives. I LOVE your style - what beautiful things you create! And what LUCKY recipients of your baby shower gifts!

Made, this time ... although that yarn is enticing.

Mykal said...

Made! Love your bags. Loved your Japan posts too, my boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Japan this fall, hopefully it'll go well.

Yao said...

Make!

(First time commenting on your blog. I loved all of the Japan posts and of course all of the crafty posts, too.)

AnnaG said...

MADE, something knitted pink. :)

Dot Com Mom said...

MADE, please!

Stephanie said...

Happy late 200th!

MADE! :)

Emily said...

Make, pls!

meg said...

made. fo shur

Katyaflutes said...

Make! So exciting I've left lurker land!

Courtney said...

Make...what a great contest idea! I know you could never part with Unki....what a FACE!

Minty Fresh said...

Make!

amber said...

MADE :)

Gina-Louise said...

Ooo super hard choice, but I guess MADE, since everything you create is so exquiste!

evergreenknits said...

MAKE!

although that little piggie is so terribly tempting ...

and in fact, EVERYTHING you sew is so enticing that I'm almost convinced to start sewing myself!

Tami W. said...

Made. :)

And if anyone would like to do a cat exchange...I have 3 beautiful pure white kittens, with beautiful blue eyes. All three are deaf. I need to find indoor, forever homes.

Risa said...

Ooh, made!

Oiyi said...

Made :-)

Dwan said...

Hi,

I'll go for MAKE! My creative juices are really flowing lately. I have an itch to knit. I've enjoyed your blog. It gave me some courage to branch out and be more creative. Thanks.

Dwan

Viv said...

Oh the goodies yet to MAKE...

diane said...

MAKE - tough decision....

Dwan said...

I just noticed you have Sept. 8th as a friday. It's a Saturday. At least it is here in Texas.

Have a good day.

Dwan

kaempfe said...

made. (even though i am a "make" person). thanks for having a contest, esp. one like this.

lexer said...

make! Thanks for the easy contest!

Jamie said...

Make. Made. Make. Made.
Weeeeeeeeee!

goosefairy said...

MAKE! I'm so glad you're posting more regularly again. I always look forward to seeing what you've posted, although I don't think ANYthing can beat those Japan pictures!

Oh! And congrats on the 250th post!

Lynne said...

MAKE!!!

Karin said...

MAKE or MADE are words I like equally! The choice is yours! I really enjoy reading your blog. I am late getting into the blogging thing, but here I am!

Amanda said...

Oooh - Made, of course, I've long admired your beautiful bags and great fabric choices!

Congrats on your 250th post - what a great way to celebrate!

Joal said...

I make sweaters.

Joal

henrytheduck said...

made! you are magical!

kargashina said...

congrats!

make

jet said...

Made! The pig is super cute.

Oiishi said...

Made :)

Anonymous said...

make!!! jzdunich@gmail.com

Romie said...

make

lupinbunny said...

oooo! MAKE! Tough choice, as your pig is rather cute. But crafters love the raw materials, right?

earthchick said...

I'm too late to enter, but this contest was too fun not to at least leave a comment and say congrats on 250 posts. Everything you make is so adorable.

Mozilla said...

wow I love the japanese fabrics and books so I will go with MAKE!!!! Final answer.

Please oh please oh please let it be me.