to bring you a very special announcement!
from the makers of heatherlymade & nataliexmarie:
WE'RE HAVING A GIVE-A-WAY!!
that's right friends! After our craft show bust
we just had to get our stuff out there & into the hands of some eager cutesy-pie's!
If you guys don't know, nataliexmarie is my bestie!!
but she also makes some really fantastic jewelry!
From her love of owls, she has created a whole line
of loving owl ear rings, and let me tell ya, they're a HOOT!
Not only does she used her beloved owls
as inspiration, but nature influences
are also found in her crafty goodness.
Using leaves, flowers & birds nataliexmarie's ear rings
are the perfect match for any and all occasions.
Just the other day I was wearing
a very coveted pair of owl ear rings.
The ear rings featured a little owl
perched on a branch.
He was adorned with black and green beads.
He dangled ever so perfectly & several
envious looks were thrown my way!!!
As for heatherlymade... well,
it's just a little something
I refused to give up.
And by that I mean that I'm a self-taught crocheter.
Yep, I grabbed up a book at wal*mart
(:| closest thing to a craft store within 60 miles..bummer.)
& began the journey that took nearly 3 months to even figure out what a double crochet stitch was. (Seriously, it was hideous.)
I tried to give it up. A lot.
Crochet was a mystery to which I couldn't
help but solve & I honestly couldn't rest until I figured it out.
But, now I love crocheting. I don't know if it's because
of all the pretty yarn colors,
or the fact that crochet has purpose,
but I like the way crocheting makes me feel.
I feel like I'm actually making
something useful. Whether it's dish cloths, coasters or scarves
I know that what I'm making will be used
& that's really important to me.
Besides, it is really fun to have handmade things &
with crochet you can make so much!!!
ok, enough rambling!!!
on with the GIVEAWAY
so... here's what we got!
one pair of teal & yellow button earrings;
one pair of teal & yellow lovey owl earrings;
a set of 4 cotton crochet coasters in dusty teal & chocolate
a barista cozy in mustardy yellow!!
don't you want to be ever so stylish in these cute little guys?!
I am already a huge fan of buttons!! I actually have 2 pairs of these little gems & I wear them often! Button earrings are so great, especially when I don't feel like wearing a heavy pair of earrains all day. They are cute & different & just make me all giddy inside!!
so... here's what you gotta do!
(each task counts as one entry & leave a comment for EACH otherwise it won't be counted!
please include your name && e-mail address!!)
-tweet about this give away
-comment on what your favorite item in the give away is & WHY.
-follow natalie & I on blogspot
(for extra points encourage natalie to become a frequent blogger ;) srsly. 2 extra points.)
-blog about this give away
-visit our etsy shops & tell us what you like or would like to see :
GIVE-A-WAY CLOSES ON OCTOBER 15, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. EST.
The winner will be chosen via random.org & posted.
Also, the winner will receive an e-mail from me and have 48 hours to respond!
There are 7 other contestants who will be added at the close of the give-a-way. These contestants are the only people who registered at our table at the craft show this past week. Our small response is the reason we've extended the give-a-way to our internet pals.
so... SIGN ON UP!!!!
&goodluck to EVERYONE!! :))))
EDITED SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 1:54 a.m.
(see red text for edited portions of this post. sorry for the scatter brain..)