Yes, I’m posting about a lot of giveaways lately. There are some really great ones out there! And, my crafting is limited right now since I’m sick on the couch. Tomorrow I simply HAVE to be well — our MOPS group is having a craft day and I’m in charge. I’ve actually named it Craftapalooza! We’ll make bath salts, coasters from tiles, and beaded bookmarks. We’ll also learn how to make beautiful bows. I don’t know how to do this type of bow, but my friend Sandy does and she’s going to teach us. I’m super excited! I’ll try to get some pictures posted soon.

But, now on to the next giveaway I’ve found! I am sooooo excited to find this Etsy shop. I love it. Love it. I’m favoriting everything right now. And, if you head over to fabulous k, there’s a giveaway for three of her prints. WOW! Three! I need these. NEED.

Hope you’re having a crafty day!

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Yes, I am addicted to giveaways. I figure if I enter every single one of them, I’m bound to win now and again. This is one I really hope I can win!

HP is giving away 5 Touchsmart computers! Check out these blogs below to find out more details…
1) BooMama

2) NieNie Reviews

3) McKMama

4) Totally Together Reviews

5) Kelly’s Reviews

Well, the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway days are over. I entered almost every giveaway and now I’m hoping (with fingers crossed!) to win something.

But, more than anything, I would really like to win this. Yay for giveaways!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?

1. A ring from my hubby to temporarily take the place of my wedding bands. After 2 kids in 3 years, my knuckles have expanded and they don’t fit. (This is strange for knuckles to grow, isn’t it?)

2. Some storage shelves for the mess of toys in the girls’ room.

3. New clothes.

4. A new rotary cutter and cutting mat.

5. A magic robot that will clean my house, do my dishes, and wash my laundry.


2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?

One year, my mom put together a recipe box full of cards. She mailed these cards to friends, family, former teachers, and people I’ve known all my life. They each wrote one or two cards and sent them back. It is so neat to look through and see all of the different recipes, the handwriting, and all of the people who sent something in. I treasure that box!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?

Someday I’ll make a quilted family tree wallhanging for my grandmother. I can see the project in my head. Let’s see if it can come to fruition!

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?

I got a Cabbage Patch Doll. It was the year that everyone was in a frenzy for them, but as a 4 year-old, I don’t think I was caught up in that. I knew that I adored Nicola Beth with her red yarn pigtails instantly. She went with me everywhere. The older cousin who gave her to me took me and my brother later that year to get our pictures taken. These professional portraits were supposed to be a surprise for my parents. They were certainly surprised to see me, my brother, and Nicola Beth in the finished portraits!

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?

My kids are too small to really have a conscious wish list. (They’re 1 year old & 2 1/2.) But, they’re getting a kitchen and I know they’ll adore it. My oldest is also getting a Buzz Lightyear doll. I know she’s a girl, but she’s obsessed with Toy Story. I know she’s going to love that toy!

6. What is your favorite holiday food?

The massive amounts of handmade candy and cookies that my Mama makes each year! YUM! She asked me and my hubby tonight which ones we wanted this year so she wouldn’t have to make any that we don’t want. My hubby’s answer: She can make all of them. One year I counted and there were 17 different varieties of treats on the dining room table! That’s right… it takes up the entire dining room table.

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?

I’m making a variety of gifts this year. I won’t write details since some family members read this blog! But, one family member doesn’t have a computer or read blogs, so I can tell you about hers… My 81 year-old aunt loves birds. She has a walker that she uses to get around. There’s a basket attached to it for her to hold her purse or other things. I found some perfect birdie fabric and I’m going to make a basket-cozy for her. I think she’ll like it. I also think I should get extra points for creativity!

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

Elf. Love it. Hee-larious.

9. Favorite holiday song?

Probably O Holy Night. I sing it in the shower if no one else is home to hear it. In college, my roommate came home early one time while I was showering. I didn’t hear her come in to our tiny dorm room. I had started the song a bit high for my range, but since it was just me and the shaving cream, I let it rip anyway. Well, when the water turned off and I was reaching for the towel, I heard a voice from the other side of the bathroom door screeching in imitation of me. Sigh… no one appreciates good art, I guess.

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

Taking my daughters to see the lights. They love them. It’s just magic!

Now, I tag Britty, KarenD, and Ashley! Y’all need to make sure to participate!

Can y’all tell that I’m Giveaway-obsessed? Here’s a great one that I also really really hope to win!

Check out the Hawthorne Threads Giveaway for a purse kit or fabric from the amazing Art Gallery Fabrics peeps!

Also, another Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day is coming up for the first of December. I’m clearing the calendar and getting a babysitter so I can enter contests all day! Ok, I’m only sort-of kidding on that one.

I’ve somewhat recovered from the Craft Fair last week. It’s only 2 hours long and they offer Chick-fil-A sandwiches for cheap, so everyone from the school & the neighborhood descends at once. It’s a mad house! This year, it all went great! The booth looked great (if I do say so myself), lots of people came, and I sold quite a bit. Last year was an utter failure. This year, I made 10 times as much profit. Yay! This money is earmarked for Christmas gifts for the fam, so I’m pleased. I’m also taking a jump and looking for more area craft fairs to participate in. Anyone out there with serious craft fair experience… I welcome your advice & input!

Now, here’s a great giveaway that I really really hope I win….

Aunty Ollie $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Wow! While perusing my daily craft sites and blogs, I was directed to the grand opening of Flannel Queen and Dizzy Daisy fabric shops. These two shops are owned by two sisters and have just opened. They’re also doing an amazing giveaway to tell people about their grand opening!

As you know, I’m obsessed with all types of fabric and have a special place in my heart for cute flannel, so these two new shops spell trouble for me and my budget. Check out their giveaways when you get a chance!

Check out the Flannel Queen giveaway here and the Dizzy Daisy giveaway here.

By the way…. I’m so glad there’s a spot that’s devoted to great flannel. It’s really hard to find good-quality, non-cheesy flannel here where I live.

** This contest is closed. Check back again later for the winner and more giveaways!**

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To celebrate the birthday of my shop, I’m giving something to one of you. And you get to customize it!

I’m giving away a 6 flag Super Deluxe Bunting to one lucky person. You get to decide the colors. You get to decide the word.

This sweet deal is worth $35!

banner 3Why is this bunting Super Deluxe? Most bunting or banners are made of a single layer of cotton fabric. This one has two layers of cotton fabric with a layer of flannel in between. Then, appliqued on the outside is a flannel circle and a hand-cut felt letter. The extra flannel and double layers of cotton allow your Super Deluxe Custom Bunting to hang beautifully. Outdoors, your bunting will not be whipped around by regular winds. The ends are loops to hang your bunting. Or, thread beautiful ribbon through these loops and add another layer of beauty.

You can choose a child’s name, a phrase to celebrate a holiday, or anything else you can think of. You can pick the colors to reflect your favorites, show off your team colors, or match your decor.

What if your perfect word is 7, 8, 9, or 30 characters long? You can purchase additional flags at a discounted rate of $3. (Woo-hoo!) So, a Happy Birthday banner (if you win) would only be $27. ($3 per flag for the letters in Birthday + an exclamation point flag)

To see more about these Super Deluxe Buntings, see the shop listing for them here.

So, how can you enter? You can help me out!

I have a craft fair coming up and I need to plan and get ready. Go to my shop and browse around. Come back and tell me what items you would purchase from a craft fair. (If you’re feeling particularly nice, you can give me other suggestions of what you think would work!)

Then, to get more entries…. (But you must go to my shop and answer the above question first, please.)

1. Blog about this giveaway. banner 2

(Be sure to leave me a new comment with a link to your blog.)

2. “Heart” me on Etsy — or let me know you do. (Be sure to leave me a new comment with your Etsy username or shop name.)

3. Purchase something from my shop before September 1st. (This is worth 5 more entries!)

On September 1st, I’ll randomly draw a name and announce the winner. Just because I feel like it, I’ll also draw a 2nd place prize for a free Nifty Little Bag of your choice!

You have until September 1st at 8 p.m. Central time to enter. Remember to leave a separate comment for all of your entries! But, you can only answer my first question about what I can make for the craft fair once.

I just love giveaways!!!