Monday, October 27, 2008

GiveAway Time is Here!

and just in time for the holidays too! Lucky you.
I decided since this is my blog, I can change my mind, and I have. Instead of looking at this (like previously mentioned)
I'm just not a curtain person. I picked these cute little panels up in Round Top a few weeks ago and would like to use them, but I'm struggling. I've decided not to put you all through the pain, I'll just show you the results when it's done - probably another 6 months from now!Anyway, I'm having you look at this:I crafted it one day earlier in the month when I was feeling feisty with a pair of scissors and not so much love for a blue sweater I'd had forever. I decided to cut it up the front, add bias tape to the edges, add lace to the front, and a cool vintage button on top.

Problem is, my hubby thinks it's utterly hideous. I mean, he doesn't think it should be worn out of the house, it's so bad. I've already slung it on a few mornings when it's still dark outside to haul my girl to school in the wee hours.

Do you all think it's that bad????

You have to vote, that's the thing. That's it. You tell me, is it really that bad? If so, I promise never to wear it out again, period. If not, well, it may end up being my go to cardigan this winter. I will willfully accept the results.

So, here's what you have to do:

#1 Leave a comment, either Yay, or Nay on the sweater

#2 AND go to my Etsy Shop site check out what's for sale, and what's been sold and tell me your favorite.

Easy Peasy. If you post about the Giveaway and link me from your blog, I'll give you another entry.

What do you win???? That's really what you're after, I know!

You win a crocheted hat - either in child's size or baby's size - just let me know in your comments which you'd prefer. I'll pick the exact hat once the contest is over.

I'll accept entries starting today, Monday the 27th, thru Friday the 31st.....

Each entry will be place in a hat, and one winner will be drawn on Saturday morning.

You don't have to be a blogger to enter, just provide me with a valid e-mail address.

If the winner doesn't respond within 3 business days, another winner will be drawn.

Be sure to check out Bloggy Carnival for more Giveaways!


Good Luck!

89 comments:

S & G Hulett said...

Very cute hat. Best of luck to you. Sweater is to die for too.

Janet said...

You are so talented. Beautiful.
A Child's Crochet Hat with Vintage Yo Yo, please. :) Thank you.

Naomi said...

I think the sweater is a little dowdy but if you put some contrasting funky colored ribbon trim between the lace stripes it could be very Anthropologie. Just sayin'.

Roo would totally love a crocheted hat!

EllyBean said...

I like this sweater... I could picture myself wearing it :)

I love that crocheted hat! It would love adorable on my daughter!


ellybean@connected2christ.com

Anonymous said...

Yay on the sweater. Lace the sleeves add Naomi's ribbon trim or yo yos and it will be to die for. Checked out the Etsy shop and Love, Love, Love the Senorita Cafe Apron. I love all things vintage too. I know a lot of 5 year olds who could use a hat.

jeanetta said...

Oh definitely YAY!!!
What do husbands really know anyway? :)
BUt if you decided not to keep it I want it. LOL
And I love that flouncy apron in you featured top 3.

lisa said...

The sweater is pretty, I would wear it! I looked at your shop and I love the child's vintage tiered apron, very cute.

the schros said...

Um, I'm with the hubby on this one. sorry

susan said...

hideous, no. a bit frumpy, i guess. if you can take off the two side lace bits, and leave the ones on the front edge, it would be ok
since when do we listen to what our men say about our clothes anyhoo??? hmmmm??

susan said...

forgot to say i love the wee baby crochet hat in brown!!
so adorable

Kayleigh (sometimes Robin) said...

I'm in for a child's crocheted hat. Love your things on etsy!
As for the sweater... I think it needs something. I'm terrible at stuff like that. It's not horrible but it could be wonderful!
Thanks!
Robin - cokelush at gmail

Kristi said...

I think you should remove the two pieces of lace trim on the side. They look kind of sloppy to me, but I like it otherwise!
And I love the half apron with the zebra print...so cute! I'm in for a baby crochet hat (for an adorable niece of mine :D )
-Kristi

Daisymomto3 said...

Beautiful hat, so cute. I would love to win this for my daughter. :)

daisymomto3@yahoo.com

amandatonagel said...

Nay on the sweater. Sorry! Maybe pair it up with some boots and a big scarf to funk it up a bit. :)
I LOVE the brown crocheted hat.
I will link you from my blog.

Charlie & Susan said...

You already know I love the sweater!

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Thank you all for the comments! You've got my wheels turning on the sweater, and I can't wait to see who ends up with a new hat!

Baby Kry said...

I hate to say it since you made it, but NAY on the sweater. If maybe you took off th extra two pieces of lace on the left side and left it simple. Then i would definitally wear it! I guess I am just simple.

I love your ETSY store. The pillow case dresses are adorable..what size do you think those are? A crochet hat would go great with it!

kdiulus52 (at) hotmail (dot) com

caseydeuce said...

I'd love to win the childs hat for my daughter, as for the sweater, I'd wear it!

jenny said...

wow i love to win this for my little one i realy love the hats and i think your other things are nice too

Kara said...

Nay on the sweater... sorry!
I love the Pretty Vintage Pillowcase Dress though!!! Totally beautiful!
vinceandkara@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I would say YAY! but my husband would probably agree with yours. So what.
I love your store...the ruffle apron is so cute. Also i would have the toddler chocolate hat.

Katie Stacey said...

I like your vintage pillowcase dress. I like the sweater. I say go for it!!!

Dee said...

I see nothing wrong with the sweater! I vote yes, i like it! And i am in LOVE with the little girls hat! That is the cutest thing! I have a little boy and hope like crazy one day I have a girl so that I can do all sorts of frilly things to her! I would LOVE this for my best friend who is having a little girl soon! Thanks!!!

Jen said...

Nay. Your husband is correct. I can say that because I create hideous things all the time:-) On the other hand....These caps are WONDERFUL!

My favorite from your etsy shop is definitely the ruffled tiered child apron in blues.....

Something about a kid in an apron!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I'd love whatever size would work for a 1 year old. Is that still baby sized? As for the sweater, I think its nice and simple as is!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

Christie said...

The cardigan is GORGEOUS! I love it! Actually, I'm inspired now... I have an almost identical purple version of the before sweater, but I never wear it 'cause it's awful looking on. I'm SO turning it into a cute little cardigan!

The hat is absolutely precious...

My absolute favorite thing from you etsy is Prarie Gal Apron here: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=6933365
I love the fabrics and the way you put them all together!!

Alyssa said...

I think adding some color contrast would be good and maybe a cute pin or something! I love the hats and might just order another or another yoyo!! : )

Mudpies and Mary Janes said...

Cute hat! I would love the child's size hat.

Jennifer said...

how unique! i would love one in a child size :)

Jenniferaugust at yahoo.com

Nurse Mommy said...

Nay....sorry :(

I love the half apron vintage! SO CUTE!!

oona said...

I love the flouncy half apron, I would totally rock that every day. I think the sweater is sweet and vintage and the lace accent is super sweet. All your crafty stuff is amazing. I am going to subscribe to your blog and be a regular visitor!

Thanks for the giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy @ Homemade Blessings said...

First of all - Yay - I definitely love what you did to the blue sweater - you should definitely wear it! Second - I love the Ruffle Tiered Vintage Blue Child's apron in your shop - my little girl would love to wear that in the kitchen with me. And third - I love the crocheted hat you are giving away! I would need a child's size.

Thank you so much for a lovely giveaway!

Kieliszeks said...

I think the sweater depends on your age b/c well you're talking to someone not even 30. sorry.
However I love the Vintage Pillowcase Dress or Swing Top. So creative. Kieliszek1@msn.com

Kelsey said...

I am torn on the sweater, I think you could really make it look great with the right other accessories or it could go all wrong....So I will say.....YAY- because after looking at your etsy I can see you have wonderful taste so I bet you will pair it up with some nice stuff!

Bringing me to my second point, it was hard to choose- I thought I would just go for the hat cause my one year old would look adorable in one- but man those retro aprons are awesome! Here is my fav if I HAVE to pick: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16177443

Khill8@gmail.com

FaithfulMommy said...

Nay on the sweater. Oh I had to be honest. Now the child's hat is too sweet!

Huse Yo Mama said...

I'm a yay on the sweater. But, it's also hard to tell without it being ON you. It would be very cute in the right total outfit....pair of jeans......

I love your etsy store and your aprons. I added you as a favorite.

I'm also having a giveaway over at my place, if you'd like to stop by. www.theotherhuse.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

yay if you make it sexy with a cami under neath and some jeans- if you throw it on over a tshirt nope

Lori said...

It's my craziness, but I think the sweater would be great if the neckline was crew or high collar, just to make it more vintage than crafty. Otherwise I love the ornamentation on the front.

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

janaemadsen said...

I like the flouncy half apron- I think the sweater needs to loose the button and get something else

Shara said...

The sweater is beautiful! That's amazing!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle said...

I really like the sweater. I'm trying to think if I have a sweater I could do this with! I really like the flouncy half apron. What an awesome prize, thanks for the chance to win.

frugallm said...

I like the sweater! I would wear it. My fave in your shop is the brown beanie with pink flower.

Sarah said...

The hat is so precious. I have a baby that would adore it.


I like the sweater.
Thank you!

Carolyn said...

My vote is for the sweater. Hope you enjoy wearing it. I love your etsy shop. I loved the flouncy apron, the candy sprinkles hat, the vintage pillowcase dresses, all so cute. thanks for sharing.

ceashark@aol.com

Heather said...

Yes to the sweater. Pretty, kind of victorian flavor. I was going to pick the hats! Of course if I win I'll have to buy a second one so my daughters can match!

Natalia said...

Cute, it would be nice for my baby girl.
Thanks
liahec@yahoo.com

Becca said...

I LOVE the chocolate brown pink yo you hat for my daughter. The sweater isn't my style, but definitely isn't hideous either :) What a treat to win! Thanks! cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kristin Wynder said...

Nay on the sweater. It's just a little "old womany" for me. as for your shop.. love the pretty vintage pillowcase dress. your hat would be a great christmas gift for my daughter.
thanks for the giveaway!
specialk.roxygirl@gmail.com

Kristan said...

i'd say yay, depends what it looks like on though. i like the vintage pillowcase dress/top.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

nay...on the sweater and love the Vintage Inspired Zebra Apron.
djohnson@catcrew.com

Kathy - mom of many said...

I'd have to say nay on the sweater...
But I love the Flouncy Half Apron and the hat of course! :)

Kathy
bigfamily8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tara Sloan said...

SOOOO sweet! My 2 yo Izzie would be darling in it!

Genevieve P said...

I'd like the sweater without the additional rows of lace on the right.
I love the pretty vintage pillowcase dress!
parknj at basicisp dot net

Jenny said...

Love the hat. It would look cute on my daughter! She is a toddler so we'd need the child's size.

the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

Suzie G. said...

I think the custom taggie and burp cloth you made Anita is beautiful. If I won, I would like a child's size for my daughter please.

ahiltz said...

I really like what you did with the sweater! I would love your hat for a child, my daughter! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway for us!
ahiltzy@yahoo(dot)com

karen and co. said...

I vote yes for the sweater. Though, if your hubby is all about high society, then I could understand him not wanting you to wear it. In which case, it's still a perfect cuddle up on a cold day and read a good book kind of sweater.

From your shop, I love the Baby Boy's Set - Diaper/Wipe Case and Burp Clothe/Changing Pad.

Andrea V said...

Love the hat, would like the childs size.
vickers at comcast dot net

Angel said...

I want a hat like this SOOO bad! CHild size please!

Christy said...

Yes on the sweater - men just don't get it. The crocheted hats are too cute. I like the pink one best.

Jesica said...

I'm gonna have to go no on the sweater. Just not my 'thing'

I love your etsy shop though! :) My fave is the flouncy half apron.

I would need a child's size hat

Anonymous said...

I love the sweater, and I love the things you have on your etsy page! I LOVE the vintage pillowcase dress :)
Sarah M.
smatti78@yahoo.com

piece of me said...

I think the sweater is really pretty. I also really like the Pretty Vintage Pillowcase Dress. I guess I would need the hat in the Child's size if I won.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I really like the idea of the sweater but overall it's a Nay for me. Sorry! In your shop I love the flouncy half apron! And I'd love to win the litte kid hat, that is also adorable :)

pamelarm said...

If you take the lace off of the sweater, it would look nice! I would like to win the child's hat, thanks for the giveaway!

Jodi said...

Yes on the sweater (if you husband thinks that looks bad, he should see the one I have on right now lol)

In your shop I love the pillowcase dresses, tooo cute.

If I win, I would like the childs (toddler) hat.

purehrt555(at)Yahoo(dot)com

blueviolet said...
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blueviolet said...

I have to say no on the sweater. Sorry.

I really like the vintage baby girl taggies! Those are super cute!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I am blogging here and I forgot to mention in my other post that I would like the baby hat!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Chantelle said...

yay! Awesome Giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win :)

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

I am totally cracking up over the sweater debate! Votes so far..
30 - Yay
24 - Nay
Keep the comments coming!!

Ginny said...

I actually like the sweater. I was first skimming & then when I read the vote I had to go back & make sure I didn't miss a picture.

One thing I like at your etsy shop is
the childs crocheted hat, the brown one with the flower. I also like the pink hat.

Rayna said...

Love the sweater - and love the flouncy half apron on your Etsy site. Would like the Crochet Vintage hat in baby size.
rle75(at)shaw(dot)ca

Rayna said...

Love the sweater - and love the flouncy half apron on your Etsy site. Would like the Crochet Vintage hat in baby size.
rle75(at)shaw(dot)ca

MelissaW said...

Not a big fan of the sweater. If it had only the lace where the buttons go, that would be ok, but I think it's a bit much the way it is now. If you like it, more power to you, who cares what we say?!

I love the baby boy burp cloth gift set you have in your shop. The bright colors are very catching.

My daughter would love to win one of the crotched hats you have in there.

Thanks for the chance to win. Come check out my giveaways, too:
http://couponqueenconfessions.blogspot.com
AND
http://birth2remember.blogspot.com

Craftypiggie said...

How cute very good idea i love yoyos come to my yoyo blog hugs kat

Angie(quillysilly) said...

I think the sweater is a go...you know very eclectic...What do mean know anyway. Seriously...they like to wear socks and underwear with holes in them for crying out loud!

I loved the Senorita Cafe Apron in your shop!

Thanks,
Angie

kamewh said...

I like the sweater :)

I also love your pillowcase dresses!

Thank you for the great giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nissa said...

Yay on the sweater- I would totally wear it. It's not for a follower- that's a trendsetting piece. If you decide you don't want it; I'd be glad to take it off your hands!

I like the child's vintage hat with yoyo.

Thanks!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I would like the Child's size
Thanks for the chance to win, please throw my name into the hat!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

hondaray6 said...

The sweater...I say Yay! I've done the same thing with sweatshirts. I hate pullover ones but can usually get some pretty ones pretty cheap. They just need some dressing up!
I love all your hats! My granddaughter would love the crocheted beanie. I'd pick a childs hat.Thanks

Pam's Pride said...

I love the Child's Crochet Hat with Vintage Yo Yo!

The sweater: I think it is nice if you are going for the more mature and conservative look with the vintage lace on it.

Sweetpeas said...

It's not a sweater I would necessarily choose, but I don't think it's hideous either.

Megret said...

I like the sweater -- it's so feminine. And the hat is SUPER adorable! My daughter would SO love to wear it.

I also like the red floral pillowcase dress from the shop.

Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the sweater! It's really pretty - I would wear it in a heartbeat. I would love to win a child size hat.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

The sweater is Kitchey! Its adorable. I would love to have a childs crocheted hat ane the vintage yoyo
Stormy5475@aol.com

noreen said...

love the sweater and would like a child's hat please

Candice said...

I would love a child's hat.
I think the sweater is awesome! Tell your hubby to see if he can make a better one!

I like your seniorita cafe apron!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

http://www.MomMostTraveled.com

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

http://bonnindesigns.blogspot.com/2008/11/remake-of-boring-cardigan-sweater.html

If any of you are still reading this - check out the site above. She did a sweater revamp and it looks great!

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