Just the thought of winter makes me shiver, and the solstice is still more than a month away! One lucky lady will get to stay warm and stylish for free this coming season. Lily of MyHobbyShop is giving away a custom crochet hat, embellished with a removable flower pin. The beautiful beanie above is crocheted with red and silver yarn for Christmas, but the winner will get to choose her own colors.
Lily is a busy woman, so it's a miracle she has time for hobbies. Not only does she work full time while pursuing Bachelors & Masters degrees, but she has a high school sweetheart, three active teenagers and an adorable miniature dachshund named Princess Olivia at home. Her mother taught her to crochet when she was barely a teenager herself and she has had a healthy case of yarn obsession ever since. In addition to hats, she designs unique crocheted scarves, hair accessories, earrings, home decor and more for women, men, teens and children.
Giveaway is open worldwide to entrants at least 18 years old. I will be pulling a number from my random.org top hat after 11:59pm EST on November 25, 2011, and the corresponding commenter will win! Lily will contact that fortunate soul for a mailing address. If she doesn't hear back from the winner within 3 days, a new number will be drawn.
Mandatory Entry: Browse around MyHobbyShop then comment on this post with your favorite handmade item and a way to contact you, preferably an email or Etsy shop.
Extra Entries: Don't forget the mandatory comment before moving on to these! Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry to count.
1. Like that same item by using the facebook like button on the right sidebar of Lily's Etsy listing and leave a comment here with the number of likes to the right of the button OR share it on your business page and include the link when commenting.
2. Add that same item to your favorites AND heart her shop. Leave a comment with your Etsy username.
3. Buy anything from her Etsy shop. Leave a separate comment for every $5 spent.
4. Like this giveaway on facebook by using the like button at the bottom of this post OR share it on your facebook business page and comment with the link.
5. Like MyHobbyShop AND aquariann Art pages on facebook for one extra entry.
6. Follow Lily's MyHobbyShop blog AND my blog on Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs or your favorite RSS reader for one extra entry.
7. Follow Lily AND aquariann on twitter.
8. Tweet ONCE about the giveaway using the one below or a variation of your own. Leave a comment with the link.
Enter @aquariann #handmade #giveaway to #win pretty flower crochet hat by @MyHobbyShop ~ http://bit.ly/rCO4bz
9. Vote for my blog just by clicking Picket Fence Blogs. You may do this once a day.
10. Spread the word! Give this post a + 1 on Google or pin it to Pinterest. Click to share this giveaway on Stumble Upon, Technorati, Digg, or Del.icio.us. I'll honor one entry for every networking website you share it on, just make sure to leave separate comments for each.
10. Reblog my post on tumblr, just leave a separate comment to let me know.
11. Blog about it or copy and paste the button code below to your sidebar!
Please convo aquariann.etsy.com if you'd like to sponsor a handmade giveaway. Item must retail at at least $20. Seller agrees to ship it directly to the winner, anywhere in the world. Hostess gifts are wildly appreciated, but not required.