Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Contest


is getting closer and closer by the day. I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving already! With Christmas coming, I've been spending a lot of time in the craft room/man cave. Yes, I share my sewing space with a man cave. I am holding my first ever contest, so listen up!

The contest will be for Your Choice of 1 of 2 lots of handmade items.

The First Lot:

First you will get a pair of fuzzy arm warmers, in a neutral color. Next, you will get a matching handmade stuffed snake! These gifts are suitable for kids ages 5 & up, and would make a fun little stocking stuffer or gift under the tree.

Isn't he cute?
I used a fleece section for the belly, and added fleece ruffles to the edges, similar to an eel. His tail is fleece wrapped around the end section of material, and has bells in it, so he is a "rattle" snake. The matching arm warmers were made from the same black & white knit material, with side ruffles made from the same light green fleece. These stretch to fit an adult, but also shrink back down to fit a child. This is the set available for the prize.

The Second Lot:
First you will get a pair of fuzzy arm warmers, in a neutral color. Next, you will get a homemade stocking cap, made to fit your head measurements!
Both gifts are suitable for children or adults alike! Because the hat will be made to size, I do not have photos available. I will try to match the arm warmers to the color of the hat. If the winner picks this lot, I will email with a selection of colors I have available for the fleece hat.

In addition to the lot you choose, the winner will receive a surprise gift!

To enter, you must comment on this post. Include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.

To earn extra entries, do one or more of the following!

  1. Follow This Blog- 1 entry
  2. Fan the My Frugal Family facebook page- 1 entry
  3. Post about my blog or this contest somewhere online where I can see it- 2 entries
  4. Join Video Squares (the link is on the bottom of the blog)- 2 entries ***(this is a site where you can earn items like gift cards online, and yes, I get referral points for it if you join. Please only join if you are actually interested in the sites, though! If you have ANY questions about either site, please feel free to ask before signing up!)
If you do complete one or more of the extra entry items, let me know! If you fan the facebook page, let me know your name to verify it. If you post this contest or blog somewhere on the internet, please leave the link. If you join Video Squares, let me know your sign up name, so I can verify it!

The contest will run until Friday, November 20th, at 11:59pm, EST. All entries after that point will not be entered. The winner will be chosen Saturday, November 21st, and notified immediatly.

Each person will be entered into a drawing, with extra entries for the extra things you've done to enter. 1 name will be drawn by one of my kids live on video, which will be posted along with the winners name.

I will contact the winner via email for your mailing information- which will only be used for this contest! If the winner does not reply by Tuesday, November 24th, an alternate will be chosen. Due to shipping costs, this contest is open to residents of the US only.


Kim said...

Ok I just posted on my blog ( hopefully the links work lol)Great stuff!


The Sheppard Bunch said...

1. I am a follower
2. I am a fan on facebook (Vanessa Sheppard)
3. My email address is VanessaSheppard@hotmail.com
4. I wrote about your blog on my blog: http://thesheppardbunch.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-blog.html

Gwen said...

I follow
I am a fan on facebook, Gwen Stac...(with Murphy's picture)
My email is mailcybergwen(AT)gmail.com

Thanks for including the hat in the giveaway:)

Lesley said...

Hi Heather,

Cool contest, and as always, great tips for savings! We just scored the coupons on Up! and Monsters Inc. that you posted on the MtPleasantMoms listserv, so thanks for the tip! They were out of the DVDs at our local Target (so we couldn't use that $10 coupon), but had them for $10 less at Walmart, so it all worked out very well.

1. I'm following your blog (using my gmail account: Lesley dot Withers at gmail.com) and
2. I am a fan on Facebook (Lesley Withers) and
3. I posted about your blog on my Facebook status, as I figure that a lot more people will see it that way!


Marsha Cooper said...

I'm following the blog
and I made myself a fan of the facebook page too

Unknown said...

I am now following the blog and also a fan on Facebook (Tara Cellars). My email address is tgoforth1984@yahoo.com

Tina said...

Wow, what a fun giveaway! These items are PRECIOUS! Would love to win!!

Tina said...

I am also a follower now!!

Jeni said...

Thanks so much for the contest!!! I am a follower and LOVE IT!!!

Rhonda said...

I'm a follower now - I read about you from Gwen at Murphy grace

Amy said...

I would love to win these fabulous gifts for my kids' stockings. Thanks for the great giveaway.

I read about you from Gwen at Murphy Grace

Amy said...

I am now a follower.

Bombtastic Belle said...

This is so cute :)

Jenn said...

I would love to enter!


Jenn said...

Just became a facebook fan! Jennifer Vanchiere Elton


Jenn said...

I am your newest follower!


Turtles In Northern Florida said...

What cute arm warmers!

I am also a follower Ü