Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Giveaway Time!

I hope everyone is having a great start of Fall (for those of us in the US) or a great start to Spring on the Southern hemisphere . One of the things I truly love about living in Northern Nevada is that we can feel the change of seasons. The nights become colder and windier. The trees begin to change colors and Ridley begins to sleep/cuddle more with me. I have a need to drink tea all the time. And the baking. All I want to do now is bake.

Over the last few weeks, we've had a lot of visitors. My in-laws came up for Labor Day weekend. We went to Echo Lake near Tahoe and had an early birthday dinner for Jesse. My brother and his girlfriend came up a week or so ago. We had a good time. They got to see it snow on the Sierras. Hannah and I went thrifting and found some great sweaters. I'll have to make a post about all of my thrift finds at a later date. It was nice having my brother up here. He and Jesse got to spend some quality time playing video games.

A few months ago, I decided to host a giveaway to celebrate reaching 50 followers. Now I'm up to 70 followers and figured it was time to get my but in gear. I want to thank everyone who reads and comments on my posts. I truly enjoy reading every comment and try to reply as quickly as possible.

 Now, I've got things together and will be hosting my first giveaway!


*You must be a follower of my blog.
* Leave a comment to enter
*It is open internationally so everyone is welcomed to enter.
*You can increase your chances of winning by posting about my giveaway on your blog. Be sure to leave a separate comment to be counted in.
*This giveaway will open until Oct 11th. I will draw on Saturday  Oct. 12th

                                                                 Onto the Prizes

A double orange Ranunculus flower clip. Made by me

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A pair of silk Orchids.
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An embroidered kitchen towel. Honestly, I love the way this turned out. One of my best projects to date.
Side A
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Side B
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Handmade quilted sunglasses case.
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A hand knit keyhole scarf. This was made using acrylic yarn so it is machine washable and dry-able.
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A cherry brooch made from vintage 1950's millinery. A pair of glitter Lucite clip-ons and a pair of screw back cameo earrings from the 1960s.
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I wish everyone good luck and a great weekend.


  1. What lovely prizes....I especially love the blue knit scarf. Congrats on now having 70+ followers! Leisa. Xx

  2. Congrats on reaching that milestone! The giveaway prizes are gorgeous, particularly love the lucite goodies.... but the handmade things are stunning too - tough call!

    Great giveaway haul you've got here :)

  3. Congratulations on reaching 70 followers Mariela! Everything you've made is beautiful!

  4. Congrats, Mariela! So many lovely items! Love your embroidery! I have been thinking of trying out a bit of embroidery myself and seeing your work definitely makes me want to give it a go!

  5. Love the embroidered towel:) Thanks!

  6. Love the embroidered towel:) Thanks!

  7. So here you are! I love your stuff. I sure enter your giveaway- ttoday i draw the winner of mine on IG 😉 saporidipina big hug Cristina

  8. So here you are! I love your stuff. I sure enter your giveaway- ttoday i draw the winner of mine on IG 😉 saporidipina big hug Cristina

  9. What a terrifically lovely, generous giveaway, dear Mariela. Isn't it delightful to watch your follower numbers climb like that? I'm sure you'll be at 100 and beyond in no time at all!

    Big hugs & many thanks for holding this great contest!
    ♥ Jessica

  10. That's so nice of you to have another a giveaway!
    I love your hairflowers btw - lovely!

  11. Congrats on all the new followers! :) What a lovely giveaway. On a side note, you have really pretty nails - such a nice shape!

  12. Crikey, I'm pleased with my timing! I'd love to enter...
    YAY Ridley wants to cuddle more! My Humpers has hurt his paw, and he was very cuddly and sad last night! XXX

  13. I found your blog! Count one more new follower!

  14. Wow - what an amazing giveaway! Especially love the first hair flowers!

    Sarah xxx