How is everyone this Happy Tuesday? Everything is getting back to normal in this household. This past weekend, The Hubs and our Little Darling went to a family reunion out of town. Kiki is with her family on vacation for the next two weeks, leaving me all alone. I wish I could complain, but it was the most terrific time! I love getting an entire weekend to myself, after spending months and months drowning in domestic daily tasks. I will share my weekend with you some other day.
Today is all about crochet hearts! I am so excited to announce that today is MY FIRST GIVEAWAY! Yay!!! I have been wanting to host a giveaway for.... Uhm.... Only about the past THREE YEARS! I am so happy that the moment is finally here, where I have had the time to complete all the items and present them.
About a month ago, I was doing a small post and I showed this picture...
Today is that day! I made those hearts quickly above to take a break from the hexagons....which were to take a break from sewing....which was to take a break from crochet.... Suddenly, I am beginning to finally understand exactly why it took me three years to finally make a Giveaway post!
How about this, Bri, maybe you should just Finish What You Start? LOL! I am happy that I was able to practice making more crochet hearts this past weekend, but what happened was I completely didn't know what to do with all of them when I was finished.
|Mini Crochet Heart// Felt Cloud: my own pattern// Tags: from stationery booklet// Envelopes: my own template|
I practiced making three of each heart until I felt fairly confident with the end results. And also until I memorized each pattern. I started with a really simple, one round heart and then progressed into something more difficult.
|Crochet Butterfly // Crochet Heart // Felt flower: my own pattern // Felt Cloud: my own pattern|
|Crochet Heart // Crochet Rosette // Crochet Collar // Felt Cloud: my own pattern|
Things were actually going so well with the crochet hearts that I chose to try my luck with crochet butterflies, which were similar in pattern to the hearts and even a crochet collar. I have been seeing them everywhere lately, and I thought to myself, "This can't be too hard to make". When I zoomed in on several pictures, I could tell that it was extremely similar to the pattern used for making the rosettes. I am always so intimidate to make new things from patterns. I just never seem to understand how to read them, and it makes me completely crazy! I got lucky to find a "new" pattern that uses an "old" favorite technique :-) And so I made, not only this one, but THREE crochet collars. I even sort of created my own pattern to make some the way *I* want them to look. Again, that will get its own post later too. I love the collars I made and I really can't wait to show them off.
All of the crochet items in this post are found on my Pinterest Board, which you can check out and/or follow.
Now, I have a pile of cute things that I have made, and in my extreme excitement over being able to read, understand, and Complete these patterns, I want to GIVE THIS ALL AWAY!
So, without further ado, here are all the giveaway items:
1- crochet collar (adult/teenager sized), 1- crochet rosette, 9- crochet hearts, 2- crochet butterflies, 3- felt flowers, 4- gift tags, 4- envelopes, 3- embellished felt cloud magnets.
1- You MUST comment on this initial blog post here, and tell me what you would do with any of the items you win... make a bunting? decorate clothing? create some hair pins?
2- You MUST follow my blog.
3- You MUST share this giveaway somewhere: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Your Blog... Pick your social media poison. Please leave me a link to your share in the comments, so that I can count the entry.
4- If you want extra entries...... You will get an additional entry per share on a social media.
((Example: Sara comments here and shares a link to this post on her blog (1). Then she also shares on her FB timeline, her IG page, and on Twitter-- That is 4 entries for Sara total.))
Please leave an email address so that I can contact you, in the event that you win.
The Winner will be chosen next Monday, June 23, 2014.
I look forward to this giveaway and I am super excited because I actually have many more giveaways to do before this year is over, so watch out!!! I will be spoiling people, and I couldn't be happier!
Good Luck !