Monday, September 28, 2009

***CLOSED*** Meandering Monday -- Kicking off the New Blog Schedule with an Awesome Giveaway

***This drawing closed at 10pm EST on 10/1/09. Thank you for your interest. Please check the main blog for information and updates on future giveaways.*** 


Good Monday Morning,
This post officially starts my latest round of improvements to my blog. In order to post more consistently, I have developed a recurrent schedule that I will use each week. The schedule is as follows:

Meandering Mondays: I chose to call this feature Meandering Mondays because the topics covered will vary from post to post and week to week. These posts will include general info about what is going on here at the studio, things that are coming to the shop, general editorials, occasional tutorials, and blog giveaways.

Wordless Wednesdays: Each Wednesday I will post a photograph or piece of artwork either from my personal collection or from someone's etsy shop with a link and reference made to the shop I chose the photo from, a cartoon strip, etc.

Featured Artist Fridays: On Friday of each week I will spotlight a different etsy shop with a full length meet the artist article.

I hope you all will enjoy the new changes and will be sure to visit all the great artists that you will be meeting.

So to get the ball rolling we are going to start things off with a great giveaway.

Please meet Sarah the wonderful artist/proprietor of Minnie Millery at www.MinnieMiller.etsy.com
Sarah is from Austin, Tx and enjoys making and sharing her hand made needle felted animals. Although the primary focus of her shop is her needle felted items, she also offers a variety of handmade items such as gift bags, original art/prints, and pillows.

This weeks winner gets to choose one (1) of the following:


Set of "Nesting Bags": Adorable set of three handmade 100% cotton fabric bags in three different sizes. The bags are sized such that they can fit one inside of the other. Each bag is hand stamped with a beautiful birds nest motif and has a ribbon drawstring closure. Great idea for gift bags or for storing small valuables.





Set of "Pumpkin" bags: Perfect for the upcoming Halloween holidays this adorable set of five (5) hand made 100% cotton bags measure 3"W x 5"H and have a bright orange ribbon drawstring closure. Each bag is hand stamped with a great pumpkin design. These small bags would be great for use as goody bags for your upcoming Halloween parties.





Set of "Tree" bags: These pretty little bags are made of 100% cotten muslin fabric and have a ribbon drawstring closure. The set comes with four (4) bags each hand stamped with a different Tree design. The bags measure 4"W x 7"H. These would add that extra special touch to your handmade gift giving this year if used as gift bags.




How it Works
The giveaway rules are really simple.
All you have to do to enter is visit Sarah's shop and choose your favorite item from her currently listed selections. Then return here to this post and leave me a comment telling me which item you like best and a link to the item. 
It's that simple. Also make sure you leave me some means of contacting you (email address or link to your etsy shop) in case you are the lucky winner


Earn extra entries:
You can earn extra entries by doing the following:
* 1  extra entry: promoting this giveaway on your blog then leave me a comment with a link to the blog post.

* 1 extra entry: tweet about this giveaway and leave me a comment with a link to the tweet **please do this only once per entrant. I don't want anyone to spam others with this giveaway**

* 1 extra entry: post about this give away on facebook then leave me a comment with a link to the post.  **please do this only once per entrant. I don't want anyone to spam others with this giveaway**

* 1 extra entry: Leave a comment with your contact info and follow my blog

**That's a total of 5 possible entries per person.**

The giveaway will run from today Monday September 28th until 10 pm (EST) Thurs October 1st. I will announce the winner on Friday Oct. 2nd.
The winner will be chosen by me using random.org
I will contact the winner using the contact information that they provide and get their mailing address and ship to information. I will forward this information to directly to Sarah and she will send you your wonderful prize.

Thank you to Sarah for her wonderful donation. Thanks to all of you for your participation.
GOOD LUCK!

38 comments:

DonidoDesigns said...

This one's my favorite! Milton the Monkey: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30555253

Piia Harris P├Ádersalu said...

Hi,love the bear in overalls.They're all cute though!
My shop is: http://piiaharris.etsy.com

GreenWorks said...

The muslin tree bags are my favorite - love trees and muslin so a great combo!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30085040

Following your blog.

Sarah said...

The new schedule sounds great, I'm looking forward to all the artist features!

42PurpleElephants said...

I really like Milton the Monkey :)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30555253

I also am following your blog now. You can reach me at my Etsy shop at http://42PurpleElephants.etsy.com

Thanks!

niftyknits said...

my favourite item from her lovely shop is the felted spider http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31573706

niftyknits said...

here's my second entry - the url to my tweet http://twitter.com/NiftyKnits/status/4444241322

and I forgot to leave my shop name for contact www.niftyknits.etsy.com

niftyknits said...

third entry - I'm a follower of your blog

www.niftyknits.etsy.com

niftyknits said...

and finally - posted the link of facebook http://www.facebook.com/niftyknits

Tickleworm said...

Milton the Monkey! So sweet with his little banana!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30555253
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

The Soap Corner said...

The Spider!! He is so cute!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=31573706 teresa@thesoapcorner.com

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

I love the felted spider.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

I tweeted the contest. http://twitter.com/scentednights/status/4448904473

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

I follow your blog. scentednights2002 @ yahoo.com

Whimsical Fantasies said...

Such an adorable bear!!!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27364220

My shop is: http://whimsicalfantasies.etsy.com

Whimsical Fantasies said...

My second entry - I'm following your blog.

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27363131
blushing bunny

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

follow your blog

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Wehaf said...

I love Spinelli the SPider!

urchiken at gmail dot com

janaes jewels said...

I love the Kitty!
Great job M R D - janae

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28003295

UniqueGrabs said...

This cat is so cute! My wife love cats a lot!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28003295

Richard
UniqueGrabs Handmade Cards
http://UniqueGrabs.etsy.com

windycindy said...

Hi, I love her work! Milton the
Monkey Needle Felt is my favorite item in her shop.
Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...
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windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
Meandering Monday -- Kicking off the New Blog Schedule with an Awesome Giveaway.
Thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Also, I posted your giveaway on Facebook!
Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend
Connect!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jaime said...

Milton
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30555253
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

Milton the Monkey is my favorite, Oh so adorable.http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30555253

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

Love your blog I am now following. Shelly Henley

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

Tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/jgnp/status/4472232066

designsbykari said...

I love the bags in Sarah's shop. The tree variety in particular, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30085040

They'd be great to give my jewelry in for the holidays.

designsbykari said...

I'm following you now as well.
gregoire(at)yahoo.com

Aestraea said...

Milton the Monkey is absolutely adorable!

aestraea [at] gmail.com

Aestraea said...

and, I'm now following your blog =)


aestraea [at] gmail.com

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Spinelli the Spider Needle Felt
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31573706
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janette said...

I love the Gray Cat Needle Felt!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28003295

Janette said...

Following your blog

decadent87@gmail.com