Sunday, March 10, 2013

5 Year Blog-a-thon and Give-away


Hey everybody! As of last month I have been blogging FIVE YEARS, and this is my 500th post!!! Granted, I had to cram in a bunch of posts this week to make it be my 500th post... but that's irrelevant. I began this blogging adventure after attending the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. I think my first post was actually in the AIR PORT on my way back to Germany!

At the time I started my blog I worked with some AWESOME women at the Arts and Crafts Center who also started blogs! They have moved on to new locations, but we keep up with each other through our blogs (and of course email and facebook and all that stuff.)


A whole bunch of us at Corinnea's farewell dinner. No comments on all the weird faces. It's the best pic I had of all of us together!

If you have come here from one of my friend's blogs, welcome! If you haven't, then please check out the other girls too. We're all doing giveaways today! Corinnea and Jessica blog together at Created Blissfully; Jennifer at Parrish Platz, Adrienne at The Green World, and Jenny at Pearl Swirl Journals. We never could talk Mary into blogging...

I've been doing a lot of crafting to make samples for the store and recently I became obsessed with making a rainbow set of nesting baskets. I could have used a free tutorial from the web, but I knew that Nova from A Cuppa and a Catchup had released a pattern and it had all the math already done. It is a great pattern!! You really should buy it here.

Want to see what I made?

Sneak Peek!

Those are staying in the store, but in honor of five years of blogging, this is what YOU can win!


6" fabric bowl made with Flea Market Fancy and Kona Charcoal.

HOW TO WIN:

Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.
Tell me what you would put in this cute little bucket!
The drawing will be open from March 10-16, 2013 and then a name will be selected on March 17th.

Want to make your own nesting bowls? I'm telling you, you really should check out Nova's pattern. I liked it so much I asked her if she would be willing to give my readers a discount to buy it. She said yes! So if you order between now and March 16th you will get $2.00 off your purchase! And be sure to check out her Flickr group for more inspiration.

To get the pattern with a discount go HERE and use discount code BLOG5.

Now hop on over to one of my other blogging friends for more chances to win awesome stuff! (Please keep in mind that we are all in different time zones and posts may not go "live" at the same time.)

Corinnea and Jessica: Created Blissfully
Jennifer: Parrish Platz
Adrienne: The Green World
Jenny: Pearl Swirl Journals

18 comments:

pearlswirl said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for making sure everything was running smoothly with this whole giveaway deal! It's almost like you're a director or something.. :) I looove this little basket and would sit it next to my sewing machine (because I now have a dedicated desk where my machine can stay out all the time! happy days!) I would store some thread and pins, and extra needles and bobbins and various things like that in it.

xoxo

Adrienne said...

Eeep! So cute! I would probably use them for play with the girls, and for storing toys. They are perfect!

Jennifer said...

That would definitely go next to my machine or computer for STUFF!! I love the fabrics you used! LOVE the charcoal and hand stitching. love love love this!! I am so happy I met you Kelly! Miss you!!!!

Keeley Barr said...

I would display in my living room and use to corral bibs/burp cloths or coffee table STUFF!!

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CaraJill Smith said...

I think it would make a lovely thread catcher! My current thread catcher is not so cute :P :)

Jules Mayer said...

Hi Kelly. My name is Julia, and I am Jennifer's sister. I really like the color pattern and topstitching. It would go well in our kitchen. I would put it on the kitchen counter for mail, coupons, notices, etc. By the way, those nesting bowls are adorable!

Jessica Parrish said...

I think it would nice to put all the random things i tend to throw on top of the chest next to my bed. Perfect catch all of my stuff. So pretty.

Heather Paulding said...

Maybe yarn or dried flowers......this is lovely!
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Corinnea said...

Oh dear, if I won this I'd probably just have to carry it around with me. I mean Flea Market Fancy goes with anything, right!?

I love you Lady. Miss you more than words....

Norma's Nonsense said...

It would go everywhere in my house. Really, it would. I love it.

Tina said...

Lovely little bucket/conatiner. I would use it for my knitting, or better yet for my hexagons . Great job Kelly, but than you always do such great works of art.

Margaret said...

Your bucket would look lovely in my entryway as a catch all for keys, cell phones and wallets. I love the set of 6 buckets you did as well, Kelly! What a cute idea :-)

Jessica said...

Oh I love all of the bucket goodness! I can't wait to see more of the rainbow ones. But I ADORE the one you are giving away. If I don't win it I may just have to make it!
I would use it in Bella's room I think it would look awesome in there!

Carrie said...

Yarn, definitely yarn!

krikkellakrokkel said...

Liebe Kelly,

sehr schoen deine Koerbe.
Ich wuerde dahinein natuerlich auch Wolle reinlegen, oder Broetchen, oder Briefe .......
es gibt so vieles was passt.

Liebe Gruesse
Melanie

Kara Forristall said...

I wish the inspiration I had when I was working with you gals lasted when I moved to the states I blogged because of you! I miss that. I love your blog, and your creativity! this is a darling basket that would be awesome in my new crafting space for thread, it's in an ugly plastic bag now, this would be a huge improvement! Keep up the great work Kelly!

mamarazza said...

3rd try to leave a comment...
love your baskets! those bright colors cheer up the grey days. I would fill them with Ritter chocolates to the top!!! because - they have those bright colors too ;-) (not to mention what they hide inside)