Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Friday...time for my first giveaway!

Boy, I'm coming in under the wire for a 'Friday MORNING' post!!  As you may remember, Hubby is in NYC for a conference this weekend.  He left early yesterday morning, and I was out ALL DAY yesterday.  So, since I took the next two days off, that meant no alarm or good reason to get up at 5a.m. as I usually do.  It meant, instead, that I made the dog wait until 6 a.m. for her breakfast.  It meant freshly brewed coffee and homemade pancakes for breakfast, and lingering in my jammies. It also meant catching up on all I missed from being away from my computer for nearly 24 hours!
So, here we are at 11 a.m. and I'm finally to the point where I can post my giveaway post.
I have officially re-opened my etsy shop (MyDearest -yes, I've decided to keep my original name) and added some great new stuff.  I DID leave my old stuff in, too, for now so that my shop isn't nearly empty.
And, now I'd like to invite you all to take a peek.
Here are the giveaway rules, if you'd like to play along!

First, you should check out my Etsy shop, since it is what I’ve been working on getting up and running. Then,

1.  Check out my Facebook Fan Page and ‘Like’ me (if you truly do, of course).
2.  Follow my blog, if you don’t already, and let me know in a comment here.
3.  Do you have a blog of your own, with friends who may be interested in my shop? why not blog about this giveaway, and add a link (and let me know in a comment here)!
4.  Do you tweet? I’m trying to get into it…why not ‘Follow’ me? Tweet me something…it’ll be fun!
Each of these actions will get you an entry into the drawing, so do as many or as few as you like. I’m just trying to find some love for my shop, out there in cyberspace. Anyone who is already doing any of these things will automatically get entered, for your previous kindness! (if you’re not interested, you can just let me know, but who doesn’t love free stuff!?)

The prize?
This hot new bag…

...and this cool quilled snowflake!
The bag is 100% cotton (it’s going to shrink a bit when you wash it) in a ‘natural’ creamy color. It has been awesomely embellished with an iron on transfer. The design is an original, by me. I took a piece of card stock and cut out a flame outline, then put the outer bit over another piece of card stock. Then, of course, there was some scanning and printing, etc, etc.
The snowflake is one of many that I made over this winter. It was my entry into the world of quilling and I just fell in love. Every single snowflake I made, pulled me deeper into love with this art form. I’ve added some jewelry to my shop, using this art of paper twirling.

The winner will be chosen by random at noon this Sunday afternoon. I know it’s not a lot of time, but I’m hoping that this will not be my last giveaway.

Good luck, Everyone!! And thanks for helping me get a little deeper into this social networking thing!

Oh, and Happy Friday!


  1. Okay...I'm already a Fan...and I already follow you on Twitter and your blog...and your Etsy I can I still enter??

  2. haha! Dave, I think you may win by default! you are definitely my biggest fan! :) thanks a bunch, btw!