10 February 2013

Goodbye Dragon, Hello Snake

Do you celebrate the Chinese New Year?
I was born during the year of the Dragon, I wasn't going to tell you but I really don't mind saying, 1976.  And this year the dragon was very kind to me, I won my share of giveaways, and I wanted to give credit to them, since I haven't done so for the last few.

My first win I blogged about here, it was from Kristy over at Hopeful Threads, she does a new project each month for charity.  This month is bibs for 2 different charities, I participated in the November one also and made 2 Christmas Stockings for kids at the local hospital in Thessaloniki.  I won a charm pack and 1 yard of fabric from Contemporary Cloth Store.

My next win I also blogged about here it was for my donkey that I made for Donktober Fest over on Missy Mac Creations, it was so fun, I found out about the craziness of Donktober fest at the very end, but I was able to quickly whip up 2 of her Donkey Stuffed animals by using re-purposed socks.  I won a $20 gift certificate to Marmalade Fabrics, I got one of Tammy's awesome Monthly Gem Bundles.

These are the ones that I didn't report or show any pictures of so here goes, in December I won 2 from the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Event that I have heard happens twice a year, this was my first time participating, wow, I entered a lot of giveaways.
I won a fat quarter bundle in the Aqua Color way from Tula Pinks' Salt Water collection from Caitlin at I don't do dishes.

The second win during this huge giveaway event was from Jade over at Ookie La La blog in Australia, some cute Holly Hobbie Appliques, I don't have a picture of these, my daughter took them as her own and they are in her "stash".

Then to end the year just right, I won Christa Quilts New Years Eve giveaway of 8 fat quarters of Pearl Bracelets or $28 towards whatever she has in the shop.  She has a great shop and Free shipping for the States, ( I missed out on the $10 International shipping), she has weekly specials and daily deals.  If you haven't heard of her then you haven't been doing any fabric shopping.  I have not used the gift certificate yet I was waiting for February and now shipping is so high, even though she does give a 20% discount.

During the In Your Own Words Blog Hop I won 4 Fat Quarters from Pat over at Scrappatches, if you didn't see what she created you should check it out, she always makes the neatest things for the blog hops.
She tied the fat quarters with a strip of words, how cool is that, and then her quote that she printed on fabric with the definition BELIEVE, love it!

Speaking of Blog Hops, if you have not been to !Sew We Quilt! blog well then you are missing out, this is the blog to follow if you want to join in blog hops or get your inspirational creative juices flowing.  I have signed up for another hop in April, called April showers the new hop starts tomorrow Hugs and Kisses and the last hop Dare to Dresden I won a gift certificate from the very own and madly popular Madame Samm, a kind of honor in itself considering she has over 5,000 followers. From Madame Samm's dresden blog hop giveaway to Janes Fabrics Etsy Shop, she has a lot of Presencia thread and some cute gingham fabrics.  A $20 gift certificate, Sweet.

So that was an end to my good luck Dragon, (the last win was just this past Monday).
I have tried to pay back my wins and will continue to do "good deeds".
Thank you to all of the blogs and all of the shops that have been so kind to me, may the Snake bring everyone great abundance.

Oh my gosh I almost forgot about the beautiful homemade gift that I won, Homemade gifts are the best, although if I don't like something then I won't enter in the giveaway.  But this one I liked a lot it is so cute and perfect for a little girl.
 Not only did Erin over at Hazel and Company give away this skirt but she also has provided a tutorial on how to make your own, either in the long version or the short.  I am truly in awe of this women, she has 5 kids and another one on the way, so amazing, I mean I can't get anything done with just 2 little rugrats, so to anyone that has more, bravo and kuddos to you!
So this little dress is on it's way or has arrived to my niece she recently lost her beloved grandfather and I hope this dress will bring a little cheer to such a pretty girl.  Once again thank you Erin for sharing your gift of making and creating cute things.


Ginny said...

wow! You have indeed been lucky! And that Tula Pink- can't wait to see what you stitch up with it!

Gillian Grimmett said...

That is a whole lot of wins! You didn't win the lotto too buy any chance? Lol
Look forward to seeing what you make with all that lovely fabric.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Wow Mara! You are one lucky blogger/hopper! lol! Would you consider sharing some of your luck with me, lol!!
Congratulations on the fabulous wins!!