12.12.2011

It's Giveaway Time!!!

I'm so thrilled to see how this blog has grown over the past year!!! You have no idea how wonderful it is when I post a little something and you take the time to respond. It's nice to know you're listening and I'm so happy to share with you all the goings on in my crafty little life. :)  Blogging has helped me grow creatively so much.  It's also been great getting to know some of you - when you leave a comment I love to go and visit your world as well!  You're all so inspiring!

So - in the holiday spirit and to say thanks, I'm giving away one of my little decorative hats!




It's a sweet silvery crushed velvet number, complete with sleigh bell, accented with some yummy pleated ribbon and frosty millinery bits. Certainly cute enough to decorate with (perhaps adorning a wreath or mantle?) most definitely fun to wear!!! Two little alligator clips are attached to the bottom of the hat for hair or anywhere...

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment telling me

What was the most meaningful gift you ever received?

Of course it would be great if you'd like to follow too, but it's not required to enter.  :)

The winner of this festive topper will be picked at random.  International Entries are welcome!  You can enter until the contest ends on Friday, the 19th of December at 5 PM PST.  Winner will be announced the next day, so be sure to check back!

Thanks for entering and good luck!!!  There are two hats left in my Etsy shop if you'd rather not take your chances!  ;)  Oh, and be sure to check out Giveaway Day over at Sew, Mama, Sew, where tons of amazing handmade giveaways are linked up!

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

43 comments:

  1. When I got married, it was on Valentines Day. At our reception, my husband gave me a box of chocolates. I thought, ok, sweet...and he kept insisting I eat a piece. I just ate a huge dinner, had about 50lbs of bow on my backside and I don't think I could eat a piece of chocolate...but I opened the box and inside he had removed some of the candy and put a beautiful watch inside. Very sweet...

    Love the hat! I know right where I'd display it in my house (in my sewing room!)

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  2. My birthday is valentine's day and when I was 13 or 14, some friends of the family came over and made a heart in candles in the snow and surprised me. Their thoughtfulness was one of the most meaningful things I've ever received.

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  3. What a darling hat! The most meaningful gifts I have received have been the little ones that you don't expect. We received a box from a friend who lives halfway across the country, full of cookies and homemade goodies. That was wonderful.

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  4. The hat is so cute
    as for the most meaningful gift, I think it was a quilt my mom made for me.
    Thank you for considering us for your give away.

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  5. What a beautiful top hat, I would love to be entered into your giveaway! My most meaningful gift was presented to me by my husband a few days before Christmas 9 years ago. I awoke at 2:00 a.m. to the sound of barking; he had found a stray puppy at work and had brought him home to me on the train engine (he is a train engineer). Our 'puppy' is now a 140 pound lap dog who is the love of my life (after my husband of course :O). Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your beautiful top hat and wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Deb

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  6. Many years ago my son made a video of pictures of me - from childhood thru adult... He wouldn't let me in his room for weeks while he worked on it so I was very suspicious. But when we all watched the video together, I couldn't have been more proud of him and so touched by all his work.
    rivervujc@comcast.net

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  7. Love this hat, love to win it!

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  8. My Nana gave me a scrapbook with my Great Grandmother's handwriting in it and a compilation of photos from when I was a baby. It is such a treasure! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  9. The most meaningful gift I ever received was a bracelet that my husband gave to me on our wedding day. Everytime I wear it, I remember that wonderful day! :)

    Best,
    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at} gmail {dot} com

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  10. The most meaningful gift I've received to date is a disc with all the little snippits of videos I've taken of my child compiled into one place. My hubby made it for me and I love being able to watch it!
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This is a hard question - I'm gone back into study in my 40s and some of my tuition fee has been paid as a gift.

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  12. I'm a new follower! I saw this hat and almost fell out of my chair! My granddaughter does pageants and dresses as a silver snowman. This hat is the perfect finishing touch!
    My favorite gift was just recently when my 4 year old grandson gave me homemade card that he had written Happy Thanksgiving on and signed his name. By himself. It really said "HppT gnivigsknTha" (he ran out of room on the page and had to go the other way! LOL) But I loved it and will save it forever!! Thanks for such a beautiful giveaway!
    christyd8@bellsouth.net

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  13. This isn't exactly one meaningful gift, but I love receiving letters from people.

    lemonmeringuepiess AT gmail DOT com

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  14. Jewelry tools and supplies, exactly what I needed!

    That hat is so beautiful!!

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  15. My most meaningful gift was a Claddagh ring my husband gave me for our 20th anniversary. We bought it in Galway Ireland and every time I look at it I remember how wonderful that vacation was!

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  16. My grandmother's engagement ring. lisawoj hotmail

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  17. This is the cutest little hat! As I hop from blog to blog I see so much creativity! I'm just loving it!

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  18. The most meaningful gift I've received is help with the down payment on our first house. We couldn't have afforded the house had we all not worked very hard to get it. My parents, my husband's parents, the seller, and the relator. Everyone had to talk with each other and make compromises for it all to work out but it happened!!! Now my children, husband, and I have a nice place to live. laoul1 at gmail dot com.

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  19. How sweet!
    The most meaningful gift I've ever received was a portrait of my sister painted by my talented daughter. My sister died at the age of 22 and my daughter never met her, but they are so much alike!

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  20. My husband proposed to me on Christmas Eve 2004 in front of his family and our daughter. He gave me his heart and that is priceless... the ring is a little fancy too hehehe

    xo Steph

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  21. Before my husband left for a second deployment less than 6 months after getting back from the previous one, he bought me a huge, down body pillow so I wouldn't be so lonely in bed. I don't think I've slept a night without it on any deployment since.
    Also, I'm a new follower. I'm glad I found you through the giveaway day listings. :)

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  22. My husband. It isn't every day that you are given the heart of your best friend to keep for the rest of your life.

    modernwench(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. That hat is wonderful! You're so talented. My most meaningful gift was a Celtic cross that my grandfather gave me. So special.

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  24. A little salt dough snowman my then 6 yr old younger brother made. I was depressed that for the 1st time in my 18 yrs we were having no snow for Christmas. My brother has always been a sweetheart!

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  25. What a super cut hate- love it!! The most meaningful gift I've ever received was a quilt made for me by my gran for my 12th birthday- I still have it and love to pull it out once in a while and admire it and think of her. :)

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  26. I LOVE this hat. So pretty & festive.

    I received an antique turtle bell ringer that was extremely meaningful...

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  27. i love when my sister bought me yarn..shes not a knitter so it was amazing that she took the time to pick things out for me..i think giving a gift that sparks creativity is the best gift you can give...raineoc@yahoo.com

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  28. That little hat is WAY too cute ... you are very talented. Lets see ... my most meaningful gift would have to have been a little Peruvian nativity set with a plane ticket inside. I had been trying to save up the money to go to Peru as a translator with a medical mission group and my parents surprised me with the ticket to get down there. :-) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  29. My most meaningful gift was a picture I received from a friend... it was from a wonderful night and of a group of us that are not as close as we wish we could be... it is one of the few pics that I have up.. thanks for a great giveaway!

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  30. The most meaningful gift I have received was the gift of love and respect for family. My parents were so thankful for all of us and we now know their are families that don't get along. Thanks to mom and dad, we appreciate each other!!
    Thanks for your wonderful talent!!

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  31. Well, a handwritten letter from my "lost" brother whom I haven't seen for years....
    Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.
    Kind regards from Germany.
    Claudia
    frauknopf@gmx.de

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  32. the most meaningful gift i have received is a crochet blanket from my grammy before she passed.

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  33. I love the hat; it's gorgeous!
    I think the most meaningful gift I have received is a quilt from my grandmother. She sewed it all by hand and it is beautiful.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. The most meaningful gift I have ever gotten was my wedding vows! They meant more to me than any material thing.

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  35. My husband gave me my engagement ring on Christmas in 1997.

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  36. Wow. So gorgeous.

    The most meaningful gift I received was from my husband. It was our very first Christmas as a couple, and we had been together for less than 2 months (and friends for about 4). He gave me a framed sketch of myself that he had made. 12 Christmases later, it is hanging on the wall above where we put our tree each year, and it is still so amazing.

    chibidani at gmail dot com

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  37. My most meaningful Christmas present was O' Henry's book The gift of the Magi. I still have tears whenever I read it.
    AriadnefromGreece!
    ariadnesky@hotmail.com

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  38. My daughter and nieces will be wearing dresses I sewed them this christmas trimmed in crushed silver velvet. If I win, I promise to don this hat along side them!

    My mother gave me my sewing machine for my 18th birthday. she died when I was twenty and that gift still means so much to me. She must have seen a skill in me that I didnt know was there yet because I had never been taught to sew. I use it all the time, sniffle....

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  39. My husband gave me a crystal heart with our three children's pictures on it. I LOVE crystal figures and glass figures so it was a big deal to me.

    hwcutie@hotmail.com

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  40. Cute hat! I'd definitely wear that for New Year's!
    It's hard to choose just one meaningful gift, but the blanket my knitting group made for me when I got married is definitely up there!


    annesedney AT gmail DOT com

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  41. My husband gave me a Christmas gift last year of "dates". After 28 years of marriage, he says he still never gets to spend enough time with me! He is the best. Thanks for the giveaway! ellen@myerly.net

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  42. A heart shaped rock that hubz gave me as an engagement ring in 1983

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  43. I am a new follower. The hat is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the op to win.

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