Saturday, 25 October 2008

Hebridean Giveaway!

At last .... I am getting it together to do my first every giveaway! I think I've acrrued enough reasons this month to justify my Giveaway. This month was the start of my commitment to regular blogging (did I just say that out loud!!) as opposed to the "start/stop" affair of previous months. I think it's quite a difficult thing to undertake and to continue with. Getting used to showcasing your work to the rest of the planet and revealing a little (or a lot!) of your personality, lifestyle, thoughts, etc. is something I really had to battle with initially.

In addition to blogging, this month I decided to grab the bull by the horns and start to stock my Etsy shop (albeit in a small way). I'm a huge fan of Etsy so this is quite a big leap for me and quite an exciting one. I'm in awe of all the talent out there.

Lastly, this week I joined the "Crafting in Colour Etsy Team". I'd been looking for a relevant team to join, for a bit of interaction and support - so this seemed like a good choice for me! So far, it's looking pretty good, with some really talented members - I hope to rise to the challenge of becoming a worthy member and to showcase the work of this colourful team!

OK! Here's the Giveaway! I'm giving away one of my little Tiny-Tweedies dinosaurs made from Harris Tweed, with felt trim - approx 5 inches in length. A cute desk top decoration or a fun gift for a child (or adult!), presented on a little hessian bag, with a Harris Tweed card label attached. I'll pop in a Harris Tweed collage card and bookmark set for good measure (this will be a random colour selection). The little dinosaur is two dimensional and entirely handstitched, stuffed with soft polyester fibre - the spiky fins are made from two layers of felt to give them a nice spiky silhouette.

Just leave a comment, saying which colour of Dinosaur you would prefer. It might be fun if you state which part of the world you live in, but only if you want to!! Please leave an e-mail address with your comment if you don't have your own blog so I can contact you. The Closing Time for entries will be Saturday 1st November - 12pm midnight (GMT). It's open to anyone in the world - I will announce the winner on Sunday evening (GMT) 2nd November. (I will use the Random Number Generator which I will have to practice with this week!). I hope you will join in and have fun!

P.S. I just managed to do my first Etsy Treasury so that's another reason to do a giveaway!!


Kara said...

I'm first! I'm in LA, love the tweedy things that you all the dinos...would take any of them...each speaks to a different mood...congrats on the etsy treasury!

micaela6955 said...

Just stopped by your blog for the first time this evening and thought I'd enter the drawing as well. I think the green dino is very sweet-I am from the state of Maine, in the US.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

cpullum said...

I love the red one!!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

I'm in Scotland :D I really like the green dino. This is a great give away :D

Sarah W-M said...

Hi Alison.....a red dinosaur for me please, they are lovely! I have started my blog (only just though!)....not sure if you can find my address from this, so let's see!

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooh I love the red one - he would have to be called Fred too purely because it rhymes :) Oh and I live in Lancashire, UK.

Marian said...

I just saw that someone came to my blog from here... and I got curious!
Lovely dinos those are! My kid (2yrs old) is going through a dino fan phase. Saw them immediately in the screen and scarted yelling : "dino dino!"

Glad you are joining the blog/etsy/team world. Its a lot of work, but also fun.

Have you heard about DaWanda? Like Etsy but based in Europe...

Anyway, errr... to be part of this give away (good luck mine, arriving here when this is happening!)... I like the red one! They are all pretty, but red is my fave color!

Im in the Netherlands, by the way...although Im Argentinean... :)

ah! blog (because if you click on my name, a bunch of different blogs will shop up):


Kim said...

So cool of you to do a giveaway!! I live in Berkeley, California, and would love the green dinosaur if the random number generator were to love me back!

Diana Evans said...

What a wonderful idea...I love giveaways!!! your creations are so so cute!!! love it and you can count me in...

Welcome to the CIC team!!!