Let me begin with a question: why is it that everything always has to take ten times longer than expected/necessary/intended? Case in point? This post. It was supposed to be ready first thing in the morning. But I ended up staying over at my brother’s place last night. (He and my sister-in-law are in their first home for their Christmas and were decorating their first tree!) “No big deal,” I thought. “I’ll just get up and get home early and post it before lunch.”
Well, then I remembered that I had some errands to run and that it would probably make sense to take care of them on the drive home rather than going out again. “No problem,” I thought. “I’ll just quickly run into the grocery store and I’ll be home by lunch and post it by the early afternoon.”
Then I stopped at Costco, and Zehrs and Shoppers Drug Mart, and somehow it was 5:00 PM before I made it home. How is it that “running errands” is code for a black whole that sucks away hours of my life? Any theoretical physicist who can explain that one deserves a nobel prize!
And so here it is, Monday evening, and I am FINALLY getting to the point…
It’s Giveaway Day 2011!
In case you’re unfamiliar with this fabulous day (which is actually a week this year!), Sew,Mama,Sew! hosts this lovely event by providing links to tons and tons of blogs who all get together to give things away at the same time! It’s a great way to promote your blog, your shop or your creations, as well as to find new blogs to follow, meet fellow crafters who share your interests and maybe even win some great loot! So when you’re finished here then head on over there and start the blog hopping. :)
My contribution this time around is the lovely rainbow bundle of vintage sheet fat quarters from my collection. I’ve included some of my personal favourites here, and a range of styles, so that it would be a great starter kit for someone who has yet to be bitten by the vintage sheet bug.
So what do you have to do to enter? Well, I’ve also just opened up my very own Etsy shop, and I’d love some feedback. So pop on over there for a look-see and then come back and tell me something. For instance, which is your favourite item in the shop? (All the sheets have a unique product number in the listing, since “pink floral” is hardly specific enough…) Or, what is your favourite colour? Your favourite style? (Stripes versus florals?) Let me know so that I can do a better job of meeting future customers’ needs.
That’s it! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
Oh…right. The fine print. This giveaway is open to anyone in the world, and will remain open until December 16th. I will notify the winner by December 18th by email, and with an update to this post.
Ok, cue the gratuitous close-up of the lovely fabric. :)