2.13.2010

news and a giveaway

I did it. I took the plunge and officially opened my etsy shop.  I registered the name back in July 2008 thinking grand thoughts that I'd fill the shelves of the shop with goodies. Hah! that never happened.  Lofty ideas for someone in the midst of huge upheaval (a move and renovation).  Well, I re-adjusted my ideals and the shop has sat quietly waiting to be opened.

linen & vintage stacking

Craft Hope was just the kick in the butt I needed to pull some ideas together and get sewing.  Heck, if I can make items and list them for a good cause (for love of Haiti), I can make items and list them for a good cause (for love of duckyhouse).

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To kick off this new inspiration I am having a giveaway.  The winner will receive a linen (with green vintage) fabric ipod cover - photo below- made by yours truly.  It fits the classic iPod, the iPhone and iPod touch. I started working on the pattern quite a while ago, after a few prototypes I am more than over the moon with this design because it not only holds my iPod but also my ear buds.  Yay, no more tangled ear bud mess, a very important feature!

ipod cover linen green with black button

To enter the giveaway:

  • leave a comment
  • tell me what country you are from
  • and your favorite olympic sport, if you have none then your favorite crafting sport.
  • If you twitter, facebook or blog it, let me know and I'll count it as a second entry...but you do have to let me know.
~ Comment will close mid week and I'll announce a winner shortly after that.~
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But it's not over yet, in addition to the giveaway, all items in my shop for the duration of the Vancouver Olympics 2010 - that's Feb 12th to Feb 28th will ship free anywhere in the world.  Shop now

ETA - Feb 18th - comments now closed.  I'll announce a winner over the weekend.

51 comments:

  1. I love my cover, I get comments on it all the time now I can direct people to your store for their own! if I win I can gift it to someone special...
    I live in your neck of the road... free shipping would require seeing each other once!
    and my favorite winter olympic sport is freestyle anything I love the creativity in the choreography. and to do it with 6 foot skiis attached to your body? seriously!!!
    I will facebook about your giveaway... only my grandma reads my blog.... lol.

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  2. congrats on the opening of your etsy shop! and i like your cover. i don't have an ipod but i have a few video players that this would work with. while i like the olympics, i like sewing more : ) plus i tweeted about it!
    thanks for the oportunity to win!

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  3. I use mine for my phone and the front pocket holds my bank cards for quick runs out the door without purse... and they fit i-phones too.

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  4. Congratulations - good for you - the fabrics and designs are beautiful! I'm from Vermont, and my sons and I stayed up *waaayyy* too late last night watching the Opening Ceremonies. The dancers were amazing (First Nations people graced us), the music heart-filling (oh, K.D. Lang!), the Georgian athletes heart-wrenching in their grief and comraderie, the flying boy over the great plains - what a spectacle! I do love figure skating, freestyle skiing, and have learned to love curling too! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  5. I love the patterns you choose. They all look amazing. Congratulations on the store!!! I am from Cambridge, Ontario. I really enjoy watching downhill skiing. I guess it is just something about the speed and the precision of the their moves that is very captivating. I also like freestyle skiing. I'm looking forward to watching Clara Hughes in speed skating!!!

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  6. ooops, i forgot to say i'm from the United States.

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  7. hi, congrats on your shop!
    I am from Hungary, and my favourite olympic sport - you didn't say winter olympic sport, did you? - is water polo (maybe I am a bit biased, as we are good at it AND my elder son plays it :-) )
    now I'll just sit tight and keep my fingers crossed :-)
    Kristina

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  8. Woohoo! That's so exciting, congratulations! I love that little holder, and i'm off to your shop to shop!

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  9. oh rats, I didn't read the instructions! I'm Andrea from Alberta, Canada and my favourite Olympic sport is the freestyle men's figure skating!

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  10. Yay! What a pretty give-away. I am from the U.S.A. and I love to watch the runners in the Olympics. Also, I do twitter and facebook.

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  11. Congrats on opening your etsy shop. I love your design. The fabric on your give away is lovely! If I win, I'll use it to protect my cell. If not, I'll have to buy one. I'm from the same wintery city as you, and I love figure skating and bob sled!

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  12. Those look great and congrats on opening the shop! I'm a French/USA national, lived most my life in Germany and now live in Italy :) My favourite Olympic sports are alpine and freestyle skiing, snowboarding and figure skating.
    Thanks for the great give away :)

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  13. Good for you!! I'm glad your Craft Hope sales were the inspiration you needed to get your beautiful work out there. Congrats!

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  14. Congratulations on opening your etsy shop! And what a very cute iPod holder. I think my favorite Olympic sport is figure skating. But I do love quilting more :-) Thanks for entering me!

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  15. oh, i am in love with your iphone pouches!
    i am from canada. and am watching the olympics right now. i love the men's moguls.

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  16. What a wonderful giveaway! I'm in the US, and my favorite Olympic sport is snowboarding because both my kids snowboard. I also love figure skating, speed skating, and that amazing mogul skiing! Thank you for letting me know and for offering such a nice gift.

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  17. Good luck with the etsy shop! I love the ipod cozy.
    I am enjoying some Olympic knitting. I don't usually watch sports but I do enjoy the Olympics. Each one seems to come with its own element of excitement and danger when they push to the limits.

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  18. i am Leslie from the USA(New York)...my favorite olympic sport used to be ice skating but now my family is almost got me totally converted to ALL the ski sports! this is a very clever case. thanks for the opportunity to win it. it looks great

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  19. Congrats! I adore Etsy and feel you should do quite well!
    I am from Atlanta, Georgia USA
    I do like gymnastics and figure skating but am afraid I don't get to watch it much
    I do enjoy spending loads of time in my craft studio!

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  20. I am from the US- from Hawaii
    I have an iPod that would look great in there!
    I like the Olympics but don't watch TV, so it's been awhile since I've seen it.

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  21. Must.Have.I-Touch.Cover. Okay, I'm originally from Germany and now live in Brooklyn, NY, and my favorite sport to watch is speed skating.

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  22. Congratulations for this step you made by opening your Etsy store!! I'm from Canada and my favorite crafting sport is speed sewing (when the kids are sleeping or busy playing, you know!)!

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  23. I love your ipod holders! Your shop looks great, congratulations on your opening! Thanks for sending me the email about your contest!

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  24. I'm from the US! I'm not really watching the Olympics, but I'm a runner and that's my favorite sport!

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  25. Congrats on opening your shop! I am from the United States and my favorite Olympic sport is basketball, so I'm super excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics! :)
    These covers are really cute!

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  26. Congratulations on your shop! I wish you oodles of success. Your questions; I live in the good 'ol U.S.of A,I'm a Michigander. my favorite winter olympic sport is figure skating. I could watch it all day. Your iPod case is super cute, I'd love to have one ;)

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  27. Oh, very cool! I always love a giveaway and a huge congratulations on opening up you Etsy shop! I too have grand plans to get mine opened up soon!
    I am from Canada (Toronto to be exact)! My favourite Olympic sport (and my favourite sport in general) is hockey; I am so excited to have the Olympics on home soil this year!

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  28. I also twittered about the giveaway!

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  29. oh these are so great.. i love the fabrics and patterns. I'm from USA and i don't have just one fav olympic sport.. i love swimming and diving, gymnastics. Am really enjoying the winter olympics right now.. watching them for the first time.. never thought skiing would be so interesting..

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  30. Way to go! Living in Idaho, USA and LOVE to watch speedskating. Love the idea. Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway!
    Kind wishes your way.

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  31. I'm originally from central Illinois but am currently residing in Indiana, USA. My favorite Olympic sport is the luge- I'd love to try it though of course it would be terrifying beyond belief! :)

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  32. Congrats on your Etsy shop! I know how it goes! ;) I finally opened my Artfire Studio after months of procrastination! I love your iPod case, great job! I live in the US and I like to watch any of the events but have really taking a liking to Curling.

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  33. The Ipod covers are just beautiful. Favorite Olympic sport is figure skating. I love watching those lovely routines with all the pretty music. Congratulations on your etsy shop. :)

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  34. Those covers are adorable! Congrats on getting your shop together and thank for offering the giveawy to celebrate! I am from the US and I love the snowboard events.

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  35. Congratulations on your Etsy shop! How exciting! I am from the USA...the snowed in south to be specific...and my favorite Olympic sport is snowboarding. It's such a fun sport to watch...reminds me of surfing.

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  36. What a cute case! Perfect for any of my many "pods." I am an Olympic geek - love all of it, but especially the skating. I went to the Olympics in Atlanta - what an experience to be there in person. Good luck on your shop!

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  37. Yay for your lovely store! -from Canada. I think one of my fav. olympic games would have to be downhill skiing.
    I love your giveaway - fun, fun!

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  38. First, congratulations on opening your Etsy store, that is really exciting. Your work looks amazing, and I love the fabrics that you are using.
    I will be happy to tweet about this, and I wish you a ton of luck!

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  39. Oh, and I forgot my Olympic spot. For the winter games, snowboarding

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  40. congrats for your shop!! me best wishes for you!
    I'm from Guadalajara, México and my fav crafting sport is quilting!
    thanks for give us the chance to win!

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  41. Congrats on opening your Etsy shop! Your i-pod covers are adorable!
    Miri from the Shores of the Sea of Galilee, Israel

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  42. Congratulations on the store! I'm from the US, and I confess to a secret love of curling, and also the shooting competitions. Something about a guy or girl with a gun...

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  43. Hallo! I'm from the US, my favorite Olympic sport is rhythmic gymnastics, and my favorite crafting sport is whatever wakes me up at 3am demanding to be made.

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  44. Congrats on opening your shop! I love the ipod cases they are adorable and so practical. I am from the US and I don't have a favorite olympic sport because I like to watch so many of them.

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  45. Congrats on your shop and the ipod holders are too cute - would love to win one for myself! I'm from Alaska and we don't have t.v. so no fav sport, I'll stick to sewing!

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  46. Congratulations on your shop opening! I saw your ipod covers at flickr, they´re lovely! I´d love to win one n__n
    I´m from Argentina, don´t like sports at all =P, I´d rather crafts, specially sewing, quilting and bookbinding.
    Thanks!

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  47. Oh I love this case! not sure if it's too late to enter or not...but I'll try anyway. :D
    I am from the US. right now my favorite crafting "sport" is quilting! Actually, my arm is sore from all the sewing today, so I guess it can be considered a sport. ;)
    I love that black button in the first picture. It reminds me of a sweater my grandfather wore when I was little. These are really great.

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  48. Yay for opening your Etsy shop. These covers are just so adorable. I am from Canada and my favourite Olympic sport (besides Hockey, of course) would be speed skating.

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  49. I hope its not too late to enter the contest! What an adorable Ipod cover! I would be honored to have one!
    I am from the USA an my favorite Olympic sport is hockey!
    Congrats on your shop opening!

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  50. Loving these. My Iphone needs a home badly!
    USA
    currently loving the women's skiing

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