Monday, August 10, 2009

Pincushion Giveaway!

Hello my blogging friends -
Things around here have been super busy - super crazy. But in a good way - ya know? Still, sometimes I wonder if my head is screwed on straight, and if I'll remember to get everything done that I promised to everyone. Yikes! I usually do though. I think I am the over-achiever of my family. Ha. Okay,.. on to more fun things. This week - something new for me. A giveaway!

I have been doing a TON of sewing lately, and I would be lost without these little things - pincushions! I have one in my sewing box, one near my machine, one near my cutting table. I really don't know what I would do without them. This is a picture of one I made and one my mother made for me years ago.

And since I love them so much, I want to pass one on to one of my loyal readers to share the love! This is one I made with really fun, bright fabrics. And it will come to you with a copy of this adorable book - "Pretty Little Pincushions," by Lark Books. This book is full of the cutest pincushion designs so you can make your own!
So, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post by August 24th, and I will randomly draw a name the next day on the 25th and post it here. Please make sure I can find you somehow through your comment - and if you blog about it and include a link to my site, I will enter your name twice! And I will ship internationally, so my new friends can play along too! Good luck everyone! (And thank you, Elyse, for pushing me to do it finally! :)

Check out some of the newest pincushions I've made in my shop! Trinkets!

39 comments:

Bluebell said...

Gosh! am I the first one to comment how exciting.Like you I love pincushions and yours are really pretty I would love to own one and the little book looks brilliant. I will write about your givaway on my blog, thankyou for giving me the chance to win.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh they are gorgeous and the book too ! Count me in please !

Elyse said...

yay, laurie!

what adorable pincushions!!! i hope your giveaway will bring many new bloggers to your sweet blog and etsy shop!

xo

Cora said...

I have a thing about pincushions too! Your's are adorable. I'll post your giveaway on my blog.

barb's creations said...

I love pincushions and think a girl can never have too many of them :) Barb.

gypsylulu said...

Ahhh...your pincushions are so darling!... count me in for your giveaway!..I'll add your link to my blog too..
BTW...what are the lids used in your first pic here?.. hard to tell the size. i have a very small one made with a bottle cap..it has elastic to wear on your finger!..i believe yours here are larger..more to my liking! thanks to Bluebell for leading me here!
gypsy

Jill said...

Oh! They are all just darling!
Wonderful job!
Blessings!
jill

Carrie said...

Love the pincushions! Cute colors!

Fiesta said...

adorable. please include me in the draw

DeeDee said...

I love your pincushion.I loe the ones your mom made too...I actualy have that book and have not even made one cushion yet...Hope you don't mind if I follow along...


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susan said...

I am not even sure how I "stumbled" here, but am so glad I did! Your pin cushions are adorable and would make darling gifts for just about anybody!

free indeed said...

I have one of the magnetic types by my sewing machine but wonder if that is a good idea with an electronic machine...so would love a new fabric pincushion to rest in that spot. Thanks for the chance.

Bunny said...

Would love to be counted in your giveaway too too cute.

Anonymous said...

your pincushions are so happy.
lunachance
aloren at msn dot com

Lisa said...

Eylse sent me! I just did a post on my pincushion collection!
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I wil post on my blog but it will be tonight when I get home. I'll leave another comment when I get it there! Thanks!
HUgs, Lisa

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a darling pincushion! You are soooo clever! Please add me to your first giveaway please! How fun is this!!!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So glad I found you (by way of Elyse) Darling pincushions- I would love to win one!! I blogged about your sweet giveaway also!

http://megardengal.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-mid-june-i-received-box-from-david.html

Blessings
mary

*Noelle* said...

those are very cute pin cushions!! i've missed ya:( whats new??

Nikki Cardigan said...

How sweet of you to make an extra one to giveaway when you have been so crazy busy. Your pincushions are gorgeous.

PS. I hope your head is screwed on straight!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What lovely pincushions! Love the colors in the materials chosen. I have posted your giveaway on my blog.

Irma :)

http://irmasrosecottage.blogspot.com

Cottonwood Tales said...

Love your pincushions! Beautiful! Enjoyed reading your blog. I would love and appreciate a chance to win one!
Have a great day,
Karen in Texas

beedeebabee said...

Hi Laurie!

You pin cushions are soooo adorable, and I have seen that book, but haven't yet bought it.

I would sooooooo love to be included in your giveaway!

Hugs and Smiles too!
Paulette :o)

guurrrl said...

Wow your pincushions are beautiful!!! I love the color combination. :) I'm hope that you get a lot more visitors to your Etsy shop (everything in there is so SWEET)!!!

guurrrl said...

Posted on my blog :)

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

What beautiful pincushions! Please add me to the giveaway list!

Michelle said...

Your pincushions are so cute!!!! What a great giveaway, I would love one.

Thanks

Mystica said...

Thank you for your giveaway which is gorgeous. Please count me in.

Mystica


mystica123athotmaildotcom

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh my...Crossing my fingers...crossing my toes...I hope I'm the lucky one...entering the drawing...here goes!!!!!!
And I love your bloggie home...coming back to visit and peek around! I think the lovely stack of fabric there was just too inviting to me...lol...wish I had brought my scissors!

Karen said...

What lovely pincushions. What is the saying - good things come in small packages. It's amazing how creative you can be with such a small item.

karen

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Oh, those are SOOOO cute! I've added your giveaway to my blog and your Etsy shop to my favorites so I can shop whenever I want! You are so talented! Great to meet you and have fun with the giveaway!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to make pincushions, too! Yours are precious! Love the pretty color combinations! Please enter me! And THANKS!

Scrap for Joy said...

How did I miss this?????? Are you kidding-fling my name right into that hat please. Anything "tinkered" by you is a treasure!

Lelia said...

Please add my name into your giveaway! Very creative & cheerful pincushions --- and a book, too : )

Thx!

Lelia said...

I put up a post here:
Stitches of Life II

Stay@homemommy said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I will add a link to my blog. Thanks for the oppurtunity to win!
Karrie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Great giveaway. Count me in. I love these pincushions. They are precious, and I am going to have to purchase the book. Great find. I hope you don't mind I want to follow. I can't wait to see what you do next.

kiwicarole said...

Love your pincushions! Gorgeous fabrics too, I have never made a pincushion, you are inspiring me to have a go! Carole ;)

Penelope Anne said...

OMG!!!! I JUST CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG - YOUR PIN CUSHIONS ARE AWESOME!!!!! I would love to enter! Thanks!
Renee

Mary said...

I would love to be able to enjoy the pin cushion book---I've really been getting into pin cushions and needle books. Please put my name in
Kay Odegard
I can be contacted at lkodegard@gmail.com