I know you've all been waiting a long time to see who won my blog's 1st anniversary giveaway so I'll waste no time in announcing the winner!
I would like to thank you all for entering. I wasn't expecting so many comments, most of which came in during the first few days after the giveaway opened! I'm deeply touched to see how many of you are actually following along! Honestly, sometimes I feel like I'm writing a post and then after I click post I'm like:
"Okay... there it is... is anyone going to read it...? ".
Seeing all the wonderful entries is proof that you all do care and I'm so pleased that I got to know more about you during these last two weeks!
Okay okay! Enough with the sentimental moment. LET'S DRAW US A WINNER!!!!!
Like I mentioned before, the winner was drawn by one of my many handsome brothers, and my youngest brother, Gideon, volunteered to help me out (please forgive the lens flare).
And the winner is...
I'll be sending you an email shortly with details on how to get your prize: a pair of yellow crochet earrings handmade my me! Be sure to check your inbox!
Thank you all for entering and congratulations to the winner! I hope you enjoy your prize!
The answers to all the questions y'all asked me will be posted next week. Thanks for participating!
P.S. What did you think? Would you like to see more giveaways like this in the future? Comment below and let me know!
HI EVERYONE! I'M BACK!!!!! Did you miss me? So sorry about my absence here on the blog but I'm *finally* able to catch up now so hang on to your hats! 'Cuz I've got some exciting news!
So I've come to the realization that I've had this little blog for a whole year now! One year, one month and ten days to be exact.
All through September I had been suspecting it but my life as of late has been like this:
So thus, I missed it (sad face).
That's not going to stop me from celebrating now! So after washing a load of dishes (giving me a moment to think of something I could do), I thought that first I'd do a flash back to where I've come from since my first post then I'll move on to a giveaway (sneaky sneaky).
Since this is a sewing blog (that I throw in a bit of my personal life here and there) one of my goals was to document my sewing journey. Since I first started blogging I've:
Learned to sew with knit materials (see a dress I made here)
Learned to crochet
Learned a bit of alteration skills (see here where I altered my first dress)
Costumed half of a web series
Made my first dog costume (you can view the cutie modeling it at The Athens' Regional Cancer Center in Athens TN)
Created a wedding veil from scratch
Sewed with terry cloth for the first time (see the apron I made here)
and learned how to sew a vent in a sleeve (see a tutorial I made here)
And I've also done a bit of business throughout the year (as in, projects I've gotten paid for! YAY!). I hope to double that amount of knowledge by this time next year, but we'll see...
So what's in store for the upcoming year? What projects are next? Well hopefully if all goes as planned (which is never in my case) I'll be taking a few more online classes to increase my sewing skills and I have a few projects that I want to do on the side as well like:
Sew a coat for the first time (I've never worked with wool before so I'd like to give it a shot)
Add some new skirts and dresses to my wardrobe (because who doesn't want new clothes especially ones you made yourself?)
Some tee shirts
A new medieval gown for me (because for some reason I do not have a princess gown in my costumes stash. What's wrong with me?!?)
More crochet and knitting projects
A dress that I already bought fabric for (just haven't made yet...)
and maybe some other things as well! We'll see as the year goes by!
On the non-sewing related side, I'll still be sharing bits of my crazy life with you all including more book reviews and something else I'm working on. I can't tell you now but just know it's a part of my business and ministry. Hopefully, I'll *finally* start working on some of the other aspects of my website and this will become a part of that. If it helps, no one in my family but my brother Jonathan knows what it is either. But I hope to start posting about it soon.
Okay, now onto the giveaway!
Now that you all have gotten to know me over the past year I would like to get to know you! What's your name? Where are you from? Do you like Charlie Brown (I mean who doesn't?)? So here's how the giveaway works!
Leave a comment on this post answering these questions:
1: What's your first name + gender?
2: What's your age?
3: What's your favorite part about this blog?
4: Do you sew?
Then give at least one question you would like to ask me and I'll answer them (within reason) in another post after the giveaway is closed. It's that easy!
What's that? What do you win? Oh yeah! Well be patient, I'm getting there...
The giveaway will close exactly two weeks from today (Nov 2nd). You can comment as many times as you want, but you'll only be eligible to enter once. In other words, you can leave six comments with different questions for me but you'll only be put in the drawing one time and only if you answer the four questions above about yourself. Make sense? Good!
I know, I know, I'm getting there! Just be patient (it's a virtue ya know)...
The winner will be selected at random the ole' fashion way, I'll write all the entries down on a slip of paper and have one of my handsome brothers draw a name out of a hat. Hey, remember this is my first anniversary party to throw! Give me a break! But y'all trust me right? ;)
Okay, okay, OKAY! FINE! I'll tell you what the prize is now!
If you'll remember I mentioned above (for those of you that skipped that part and moved on down to the giveaway) that one of the skills I learned this year was crocheting. So in celebration of all my achievements, I'm giving away a pair of crochet earrings that I made with me own two hands!
Ain't they purdy? And if for some reason a guy is following this blog, (which would be slightly creepy...) if you win, I'll make a handmade bow tie that is an exact replica of the one Mr. News wears in S.C. TreeHouse Productions' Web series Literal: What We Believe. 'Cuz you wouldn't want a pair of earrings now would you? Course not! So I'll be fair.
Leave a comment before November 2nd answering the following questions:
1: What's your first name+gender?
2: What's your age?
3: What's your favorite part about this blog?
4: Do you sew?
and at least ONE question you would like me to answer. You can only be eligible to enter ONCE but feel free to leave as many questions for me to answer. And don't be shy to ask random ones like:
"Have you ever ridden a dragon before?" or "Do you have one pink toe?"
I'll do my best to answer within reason :).
Thank you all soooooo much for following along with me on this journey! I can't wait to see what else my Father and Creator has in store for me and to be able to share it with you all!
Now go enter the giveaway quick! Remember, you only have two weeks!
American Duchess is a online shop started by a woman who (like me) is into historical costuming and, like many other historical costumers, could not find anywhere that sold period correct shoes. So, she decided to make her own! (she must have been home-schooled :)
Right now, American Duchess is giving away one pair of the lovely 1930 "Claremont" oxfords you see above or a gift certificate of equal value. ($135.00) Head over to the American Duchess blog to enter in and hopefully win some fabulous new shoes!
BUT HURRY! The winner will be announced on her blog on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16th!
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