Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Here (the blog) and There (Ravelry) Giveaways!

(Windy Prairie Designs journal covers plus my own sewing piles)
Hi, Knitters,
I had so much fun on the Fiber Hooligan show last Monday. If you didn't get the chance to listen live you can listen right here by clicking on the play button below or through iTunes (I subscribe to this show) or on the Fiber Hooligan site (click here!).

Here is the show:

Benjamin Levisay is a generous host to say the least. I am so impressed by him. He is gracious and kind to the core. Benjamin gave out a copy of my book, Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys and 3 of my Craftsy classes to callers. He then surprised a caller by giving him a subscription to his lovely magazine, Knitter's. After that he offered to give me another one of my Craftsy classes to giveaway for free in my Ravelry group, Itty-Bitty Knits, because we recently reached over 4,000 members in the group. I am throwing in a few more prizes for several more winners for the Ravelry giveaway. I will be throwing in few fun yarn-y type things.

Click here for my Craftsy classes, Not So Itty-Bitty Giraffe and Wee Ones!
Click here for my Itty-Bitty Knits Group on Ravelry! Please come join us.
Click here to enter for the Craftsy class giveaway in my Ravelry group! You have to be a member of the group to enter for the giveaway since it's in honor of the group.

Please come and enter the Craftsy class and yarn-y prize giveaway on my Itty-Bitty Knits group. I'd love to see you over there. Please remember that for the Craftsy class and yarn-y prize giveaway you have to enter on the Ravelry thread, not on this blog post.

Moving on to a second giveaway opportunity for you today, I am shining a light on another Etsy shop that I heard about through the wonderful Knit Girllls video podcast (where I find out about many cool knitting products). The Etsy shop is called, Windy Prairie Designs, and the designer is a Wisconsin woman named, Jane Tanner. She lives near Madison as a matter of fact.

Click here for the Windy Prairie Designs Etsy shop! This is a shop I favorited on Etsy.

What caught my eye on the Knit Girllls podcast was Laura's composition notebook cover. I love composition notebooks and I always have a stack of them on hand. I went over to check out Jane's shop and I fell in love with all of her offerings. I promptly ordered several notebook covers for myself and one for my sister for a gift. My sister loves to write so I knew she would like this. I gave it to her for her birthday this summer and she loves it.

Above you can see the three composition book covers I own and use daily. All three notebooks are packed full of ideas and handwritten patterns and a few inspiration pictures and assignment/job notes. A couple of reasons I love the composition notebook covers are because composition books are inexpensive and you can pick them up pretty much anywhere, drug stores, Target, Walmart, JoAnn's,Walgreens, CVS, etc. When you fill up your book it is easy to replace with a new one. Plus, what's not to love about composition notebooks? My dear friend who I lost a couple of years ago was three of my kids' teacher and she used composition notebooks with them to record their thoughts and writings. I have all of those saved in a special spot and they remind me of her in the sweetest way.

The journal covers are lined with flaps for the covers. They stay in place nicely and are washable.

I also purchased the Dr. Seuss knitting fabric project bag from Jane's etsy shop. It is perfect!

There is a zipper, it is lined in a cream cotton fabric, and there is a ribbon loop on the side for carrying.

I have a sock project stored in my bag but it is big enough to hold a couple of balls of yarn and a shawl, cowl or slightly larger project. I just love it and it has been filled with projects and in use since it arrived. It is one of my favorites by far.

Click here to see all of the Windy Prairie Designs in the shop! Go look! There are so many cute things!

(photo provided by Jane Tanner of Windy Prairie Designs)

I had written Jane through Etsy to tell her how much I love her journal covers and project bag and she generously offered one of her padded pouches for a giveaway here on my blog. For this prize you enter right here by leaving a comment on this blog post!

Here is Jane's note to me:

Hi Susan-

Thanks for the opportunity to do a Windy Prairie Designs giveaway with you on your blog. I'd like to give away a large padded notions pouch in the Green Leaves pattern. 

Here's a description:
This zippered padded pouch large enough to hold several circular knitting needles and a set of double point needles for your project on the go. I especially like this bag when working on projects that require several needles like blankets or sweaters (dpns and circulars). 

This is also a great size for storing other crafting materials and notions. It could be used as a pencil case or can hold 8 markers. The pouch is 9 inches wide x 5 inches tall.

(photo provided by Jane Tanner of Windy Prairie Designs)

This fabric is adorable and fresh. This is the same fabric I ordered my sister's journal cover in and I love it. The padded pouch is a perfect addition to hold odds and ends in your project bag or by your side at home. Jane's workmanship is excellent.

Please leave one comment on this post that includes your Rav ID or email address so I can contact you if you win. Please be patient for the comment to post, I have to approve all comments and sometimes that takes a bit of time. Please don't post the same comment many times. 

Thank you so much Jane of Windy Prairie and Benjamin Levisay and Craftsy. I have lots of thanks to give today. Most of all thank you to all of YOU! I appreciate you and your generous support and for all of the Ravelry Itty-Bitty Knitters (as we call ourselves over there), I truly love and enjoy you all.

It's been a good week already.

Good luck and let the entries begin!

best, susie