Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Crafter's Dream Christmas Giveaway - #ACraftersDream

If you enjoy Christmas and love giving gifts to others...you are in for a real treat!  I'm thrilled about being able to participate in this huge giveaway that is not only on my blog (which is offering 7 handmade gifts from 6 shops on Etsy!) but also is connected to over 50 other bloggers who are giving away hundreds of different prizes!

My Merry Messy Life: A Crafter's Dream Giveaway #ACraftersDream

A Crafter's Dream Christmas Giveaway -- hosted by My Merry Messy Life, Earning-My-Cape, and Tutus & Tea Parties -- has a Christmas, crafting, and supporting small business theme! Each blogger is offering her/his own giveaway worth $25 or more going on now through Sunday, November 4, 2012.

With Christmas just around the corner, this is the time to begin crafting gifts for family and friends. Some of the blogs in the giveaway group are giving away some wonderful crafting supplies to help winners create their own meaningful and beautiful gifts.

Although making something handmade is great, sometimes we just don't have the time or know-how to make crafts ourselves. A Crafter's Dream Christmas Giveaway is a great opportunity to support small businesses and shops who offer handmade items!

Some of the blogs in our giveaway group (like Harvest Moon by Hand) are highlighting small businesses and also offering giveaway items from them. Even if you don't win the giveaway, we hope that you will keep these small businesses in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your special someone.

Through the giveaway on Harvest Moon by Hand's blog, there will be two winners.

The first winner will receive three items valued at $86:
=> A set of window stars from Harvest Moon by Hand in Christmas colors - red, green, and white (Value $29)
=> Rainbow unicorn from Woolies (Value $35)
=> Bookmark set from The Estranged Artist (Value $12)
=> $10 gift card from Grandma Said Sew (Value $10)

The second winner will receive three items valued at $74:
=> A set of window stars from Harvest Moon by Hand in Christmas colors - red, green, and white (Value $35)
=> Earrings from EarlyBird Jewels (Value $25)
=> Brown Owl Necklace from LuDesigns Creations (Value $14)

Here's more information about the prizes:

=> A set of window stars from Harvest Moon by Hand in Christmas colors - red, green, and white (Winner #2/Value $35)


This trio of Waldorf-inspired window stars will brighten your windows this holiday season. If you place your stars in a sunny window, the special paper has a stained glass glowing effect that’s quite pretty.

The stars are made by hand-folding small squares of paper, overlaying the folded paper, and then gluing them together to create different patterns.

The stars are folded multiple times per point. For example, the white star is folded 12 times per point (with 16 points that's 192 times to make this star). They range in size from approximately 5 inches (red star) to 8 inches (green and white stars) in diameter.

=> Rainbow unicorn from Woolies (Winner #1/Value $35)


Rainbow is hand knit from 100% wool yarn. He is stuffed with clean, carded wool so he is super soft and squishy. He has a wonderful long rainbow mane and tail, which is securely attached. He is about 7" long, from nose to tail, and stands about 5 1/2" tall.

=> A set of window stars from Harvest Moon by Hand in Christmas colors - red, green, and white (Winner #1/Value $29)


This trio of Waldorf-inspired window stars are in three different patterns than those pictured above. As with the other stars, these will brighten your windows this Christmas. If you place your stars in a sunny window, the special translucent paper reveals the pattern when the sun shines through them.

The stars are made by hand-folding small squares of paper, overlaying the folded paper, and then gluing them together to create different patterns.

The stars are folded many times per point. For example, the green star is folded 14 times per point (with 8 points that's 112 times to make this star). They range in size: 8 inches (red star), 8 1/2 inches (white star) and 9 3/4 inches (green star) in diameter.

=> Earrings from EarlyBird Jewels (Winner #2/Value $25)


These beautiful pierced earrings are made from two Victorian flower findings, mother of pearl rosary beads, part of an old watch chain, freshwater pearls, and oxidized sterling findings. The earrings measure 3 1/4" long x 1/2" wide; and have their natural patina.

The jewelry components are pieces that were collected from various estate sales or auctions. All of EarlyBird Jewels' bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are recycled, re-purposed, and re-designed for a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

=> Brown Owl Necklace from LuDesigns Creations (Winner #2/Value $14)


This cute little cocoa brown ceramic owl has a wire-wrapped base and bail. It is hung on a sterling silver chain that is 24 inches long. 

This is a great accent piece for fall; and would make a great gift for a friend or yourself.

=> Bookmark set from The Estranged Artist (Winner #1/Value $12)


This is a set of five Adventure Time Bookmarks. They can be in color or black-and-white. Each is a 7 " x 1.5 " handmade bookmark. The sketch is copied on either side and sealed to a stiff, sturdy paper.

The resulting bookmark is perfect for gifts or personal use. (Note: The Estranged Artist does not own Adventure Time or any Cartoon Network trademark character. All rights belong to respective owners.)

=> $10 gift card from Grandma Said Sew (Winner #1/Value $10)


Grandma Said Sew offers quality quilt fabrics, purses, bags, and quilts. Use the $10 gift card towards the purchase of any of these beautiful items.

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Many thanks to these shop owners for providing awesome products for these prize package giveaways!

Please note that this giveaway is for residents of the United States who are 18+ years old. Each item in the prize package will ship separately from the respective shops.

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Now you can hop from blog to blog using the linky below. (Just click on where it says, "Links in collection" and it will take you to the list of all the blogs participating in the giveaway.) Enter as many giveaways as you want for even more chances to win other great prizes!




You also can see what's happening on other blogs by visiting Twitter and using the hashtag #ACraftersDream.

Have fun!

46 comments:

Georgette C said...

I LOVE this item from the Etsy shop:


http://www.etsy.com/listing/60869496/purple-8-pointed-paper-window-star-sun

Edohpa said...

What cute and unique giveaway! Some of these items are amazing and I can't believe some people have so much talent! Super cute, Super Creative and Super Unique!
Kelli Avery

instantkarma said...

I like the Pink Sunburst Waldorf Inspired Window Star, it's very cute!

Marthalynn said...

I love the Rainbow Mandala Waldorf Window Star!

ramsaygrace said...

Hi Ann~I just stopped by from A Crafters Dream Giveaway Hop, and am now your newest GFC follower (Trinity Bains). I read that you adopted from China, which I think is wonderful! I lived in China, for nearly a year, and had the opportunity to work in one of the orphanges. It was a beautiful experience and gave me the chance to meet adoptive parents from around the globe. I'm sure that, between us, we have lots of unique experiences from our travel there:-) Thanks for the chance to win. I'm looking forward to following along with your blog.
Trinity

Silent Poet said...

I love the Emerald Green Sunburst Window Star! Thanks for the giveaway!

-Rachael Henzman

ramsaygrace said...

I really like the rainbow window star sun catcher 8 star. It's beautiful and I imagine it would look beautiful as the sun shines through it.
Trinity

Karey said...

I love the pack of 6 red Thank-you cards in Harvest Moon by Hand's Etsy page!

Dead_Sexy said...

I LOVE these window stars!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40656612/4-intricately-folded-window-star

wcaligirl said...

Set of 4 Pink Window Star Suncatchers

Darcy Robb said...

What a wonderful opportunity - would love to win from these talented individuals!

Darcy from TheWildRoses.etsy.com

Silent Poet said...

I love the Blue and Green Mandala Waldorf Window Star Suncatcher!

-Rachael Henzman

Pandora said...

Can I be involved in the next giveaway? I'd love to do that. My Etsy shop is Insanitek Gifts.

Wendy said...

The Ruby Red 10-Pointed Window Star Sun Catcher at harvest moon by hand is lovely!

Silent Poet said...

I also love the 4 Color Waldorf Window Star in Purple, Blue, Emerald Green, and Lime Green!

-Rachael Henzman

Unknown said...

Besides all of the window stars I really, really love the fairy tale envelopes.
Melissa Storms

Joni said...

I love this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62857300/yellow-mandala-window-star-sun-catcher

~April~ said...

I would like the Pink Sunburst Waldorf Inspired Window Star

Rose said...

I really like the Emerald Green Sunburst window star. Beautiful work.

Silent Poet said...

I also love the Purple 8 Pointed Paper Window Star Sun Catcher!

-Rachael Henzman

Silent Poet said...

I also really like the Orange and Gold 5-Pointed Window Star Sun Catcher!

-Rachael Henzman

Amanda said...

I like the pattern for the busy book best. How cute!

Sheila said...

I love the Emerald Green Sunburst Window Star.

Joni said...

I love this one too!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62522927/3-sizes-of-rainbow-window-stars

Silent Poet said...

I love the Needlebook in Orange Purple and White!

-Rachael Henzman

Silent Poet said...

I love the Checkerboard Rainbow Window Star with 8 Points!

-Rachael Henzman

jamie w said...

the Rainbow Mandala Window Star Sun Catcher is so beautiful

jamie w said...

3 Sizes of Rainbow Window Stars

Silent Poet said...

I love the 16 Point Pink Star with 8 Sided Pink Star in the Center!

-Rachael Henzman

Silent Poet said...

I also love the 4 Color Waldorf Window Star in Purple, Blue, Emerald Green, and Lime Green!

-Rachael Henzman

Melanie Schemanski said...

Needle felted sheep

Lorrie Esposito said...

Love the 12 point gold window star. It would look great in my bay window.

Joni said...

i love the rainbow poppy sunburst.

Silent Poet said...

I love the 8 Pointed Yellow Waldorf Star!

-Rachael Henzman

Glo said...

I love the brown stars!

LindaSue said...

Can't wait to look around on this site. Looks like a fun one!

Aquarian Bath said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44596657/4-color-waldorf-window-star-in-purple I like this purple and green star.

Danielle said...

I love the Yellow Mandala Window Star Sun Catcher.

The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
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http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

Becky said...

I really love the 4 White 5-Pointed Waldorf Inspired Window Stars. So pretty and I can totally see them hanging in my windows.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Karen Terry said...

I am so excited about this giveaway! I love the white snowflake. Thanks so much Ann....I will be anxiously awaiting the final draw.

Karen
JMJ Creations

katklaw777 said...

I luv these...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62522927/3-sizes-of-rainbow-window-stars

Darlene said...

I love the Rainbow Poppy Sunburst Window Star with 16 Points

LoverofallEmo said...

i really like the Yellow Flower window decor!!:) its way pretty and i know just the window it would be perfect in:D

Jessica said...

I like the Felted and Embroidered Gray Peace Dove Ornament.
paramourbeat at gmail dot com

Amanda Rauch said...

I really liked the 6 Mini 3x3 Thank You Notecards that are Blank on the Inside. I would gladly give those out for thank you cards!

ramsaygrace said...

I really like all of your stars and cannot believe these are made from paper? Am I reading that correctly? I truly cannot imagine the precision that must be involved. As a former elementary ed teacher (10 yrs), I know, firsthand, how difficult it is just to create a "regular" star. Great work, and I truly mean that! :-)