Thursday, December 02, 2010

Winter Giveaway


That's right, folks.  I'm giving away winter.  ;)

Honestly, it's beyond cold outside.  So many days in a row of below freezing weather just doesn't seem fair.  Tonight it's supposed to be -14 C.  The snow is frozen to the road, and the icicles are ominously long, behaving as if they think it's already January.  Snow covers everything, as you can see.  The locks on the doors are frozen in place, so too are the horses in the field.


Well, okay, I'm only kidding about the horses.  But if you'd like winter, you're welcome to it.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to get back into the crafty spirit so I can make some holiday gifts for my sweet children.  I try to make them something every year.  Last year I made a stuffed dog for Kitty Bill and new dolls for both the girls.  This year?  I am completely out of ideas.  I suppose winter is keeping me inside for a reason.

As for the real giveaway, to celebrate my 300th post, I have this sweet little 'doll under the stars' mobile to share with the lucky winner.  To sweeten the deal, I'll tuck some Swiss chocolates into the package as well.  Goodness knows one can never have enough chocolate.  ;)


Please leave a comment on this post if you'd like a chance to win.  Extra entries if you follow my blog or mention the giveaway on your own blog.  Just let me know in the comments.  And if you're making gifts this year, I'd love to hear about them.  I'll be accepting comments through next Thursday, December 9th, and I'll announce the winner on Friday, December 10th.

Good luck!!

32 comments:

  1. what a lovely giveaway!
    thank you for 300 wonderful and inspiring posts.

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  2. Congrats on the 300th, and here's to 300+ more! :) xo

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  3. I don't "follow" your blog, but I have you on my front page blog roll...does that count? ;D

    And if I do win this, please let me give you something in return...perhaps something I plan to make for my neighbors (holiday soaps with a little ceramic dish)?

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  4. What a winter wonderland you live in! We had a couple days of "cold" and a tiny bit of "snow" and it was a big huge deal... aah, the west coast. I love it though... who wants to live in that kind of cold? :)

    Last year I made kite paper stars for my friends and I think this year I am making tin can lanterns. I have some tin cans... lets see if I get it together to punch holes in them to make lanterns :)

    I'm so glad you are posting again, I always love your blog!

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  5. what a cute mobile!! love that sweet little face. i do follow your lovely blog.

    i am knitting my son a flying snake (from duo fiberworks) and a dress up outfit for my daughter. more, too, i hope, but it depends on how far i get! ;)

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  6. What beautiful pictures! Congrats on 300 posts! :)

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  7. Sara, we've only had a day of real snow and my husband thought we should move to Florida! I said no way, the insects in Florida are too big.

    As for presents, what about making some doll clothes, blankets for the dolls, or a sling to carry the dolls? What about a cat for Kitty Bill so the dog has a companion? Or maybe another dog, or a shepherd and some sheep so the dog has some work to do?

    I hope your creativity will return soon.

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  8. Sara, your snow pictures are so beautiful. We only have a dusting so far. Congatulations on 300 posts. All your posts are such gems. I always love visiting you here. Thank you for all that you share with us. What a lovely creation your mobile is, with so much character. We've made crystal stars this week. I'm crafting away here. Knitting a nativity scene, and needlefelting a St Nicholas. Enjoy all that snow and enjoy the Advent season.

    Best wishes
    Kelly

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  9. OK a hand made doll and chocolate! I am so in. And of course I will blog about your doubly sweet giveaway, at The Handmade Homemaker. Really, she is just lovely.

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  10. What a lovely doll. Congratulation on your 300th post. I just founf your blog and have enjoyed my visit.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  11. I just became a follower!

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  12. She's just adorable! I'm so glad to have come across your blog. Swiss chocolates too sound simply divine. Congrats on 300 posts.

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  13. I'm a follower now too. :-)

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  14. o waw,what a lovely giveaway!!

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  15. I would love to have that little beauty!

    I myself am busy making aprons for all the grandmas and aunts...we are working on a simple doll house/book shelf for the girls...making it all pretty simple this year. We have so much to be thankful for and little need for "stuff".

    I just found your blog and will be following it now! Thanks!

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  16. Lovely! THanks for the chance.

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  17. Oh, and I follow on gfc

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  18. ohh what a sweet giveaway, I wonder where you find yourself to have such cold at this time, we have yet to a even a little snow flurry..
    I am making all kinds of homemade gifts such as a wool blanket, leather pouch, doll clothes, crayon pouch...
    thanks for this lovely giveaway
    warmly,
    christina

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  19. No thank you to the winter! Although the pictures are stunning! Our weather here is crazy enough! It is supposed to be summer and its been cold and wet! Hmmmmmmm. The little doll is beautiful! You have just reminded me I need to get cracking with my own gifts. Hugs xoxo

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  20. Yep, I follow your blog. I'm a stalker, I admit it. I'll go put something up on my blog, too.

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  21. how gorgeous, what a sweet offer.
    I found your lovely blog via Kelly's free flowing ways, another gem.
    Am enjoying reading through, great photos.
    Busy knitting, mittens, hand warmers and will be making peppermint bark for sweet treats too.
    all love
    x

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  22. what a beautiful doll! and a lovely, generous giveaway. thrilled to discover your blog... thank you for entering me.

    look forward to reading more :)

    warmly,
    jen

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  23. and I'm now a (happy) blog follower of yours too :)

    warmly
    jen

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  24. The doll is darling! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I'd love to win - oh so sweet! Please check out my blog for my giveaway - a wooden advent spiral made by my husband. :)

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  26. Oh, and I don't see a "follow" button in your sidebar? I do have your blog saved as a favorite on my computer, though!

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  27. Congrats on 300! I always enjoy my visits to your world. For gifts this year we are making a wooden stable (seem apropos of the season -no?) a tool belt and wooden tools, and a room of one's own for our biggest girl. But it's the children who are busier than elves with the crafting and creating.

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  28. Oh yes, is subscribing to your blog the same as following?
    happy holidays!

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  29. Your little doll is so very sweet! How exciting it would be to get a package all the way from Switzerland! (We have plenty of winter here though so if I happen to win you do not need to send along any extra cold or snow...)

    Hope you have been very well Sara! Happy St. Nicholas day to you!

    p.s. You were one of the first Waldorf homeschooling blogs I ever came across, I have been following for a long time now...

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  30. I love it (and finally uncovered your blog again!)

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  31. What a great doll! I am a follower!No,sadly I am not making gifts this year but I am making fruit cakes to give out so,I guess I am making gifts
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  32. Hello Sara, your little doll is adorable. Should I consider moving from the tropics to Colorado? The snow is beautiful though and how I would love to have real seasons. So much spirit here since we are always outdoors, sometimes I wish to rest and spend more time inside crafting, baking and cooking. Horses,, they are my passion, I have 11. There are some great natural horseman in Switzerland. How I long for some good quality chocolate, my in laws live in France and used to bring it for us. Stay warm,, lovely to find your blog.

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