Thursday, February 5, 2009

My First Blog Give Away!!!

Yup...it's about time. Time to be as generous to you as you all have been to me! I'm doing my first ever blog give away! The prize is a surprise, but it will be one of my adorable Valentine's Day spun cotton figures. Just leave a comment on THIS post and on Monday (Feb. 9th) I will randomly choose a winning comment. I think I'm going to do this by telling Ben to choose a number from 1 to how ever many comments there are (I won't tell him why...he's used to my asking him random questions anyway...lol). The comment that corresponds with the number he chooses will be the winner!! Good luck!! :)

So this morning I quickly snapped some group photos of my sugary sweet Valentine's Day pieces. Some of them have already found new homes (I'll have to say goodbye to them tomorrow when I package them up) and some are for sale now on Etsy. And one of them is the surprise prize for the give away!

The rest will be accompany me to Boston Handmade's Valentine's Day Show in SOWA tomorrow evening! I've added the details for this fantastic show below.

These two little gals (above and below) are my favorite creations this time around. Ms. Crimson Red has found a new home with a darling gal, but Ms. Pink Princess is going to be living with me a little while longer. I almost never keep my own work, but sometimes I can't help but keeping a certain character around for just little while longer. This little gal has such a pretty face and I used some of my favorite old millinery flowers (same with Ms. Crimson...she holds a rare - at least to me - red flower that I only have a few of).


Here's the whole gang (or some of the whole gang), all perched on this pretty cake pedestal that was a gift from my mom.

So...don't forget to leave a comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway. And please leave your email address or some way that I can get into contact with you. If I am unable to get into contact with the winner, I will have Ben choose another number and another winner. And the prize will be one of my spun cotton figures...perhaps a curious kitty? Or a juggling bear? Maybe a sweet shy girl? I will reveal the prize to everyone once I've found a winner! :)

And here are the details for the show tomorrow (Friday):

Be Mine
is the 2nd Annual Boston Handmade Valentine Show

DATE: Friday, February 6, 2009
TIME: 5 - 9pm
LOCATION: 450 Harrison Avenue ~ Gallery #31 ~ 31 Thayer Street
click HERE for directions


The Boston Handmade 2nd Annual Be Mine Valentine Show features
hand crafted Valentines & gifts for friends, family, and lovers.

This special Valentine event includes live acoustic music by Peter Paulousky &
new exhibitor designs created especially for the winter season & Valentine's Day.

Sponsored in part by GTI Properties and the individual members of Boston Handmade, this one-night-only event coincides with the First Friday open studios and gallery receptions in the SoWa arts district of Boston's South End.

Twenty local artists, artisans and craftspeople will be exhibiting their one-of-a-kind and limited edition works at Be Mine, which is the 2009 Boston Handmade debut after their successful 2008 Downtown Crossing holiday gallery.

Visit Be Mine to find the perfect gift for all your Valentines.


I hope to see you there!! :)

29 comments:

Mary said...

I can't believe I am the first... I confidently know I won't be the only! What a fabulous opportunity to own one of your beautiful figures. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

I just wish I was local so I could attend that art show. With all the snow and cold weather, I am really craving getting out and seeing something bright and beautiful. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

i just couldn't pass this one up! i just can't get enough of these sweet little guys.

i too, wish i could attend the show. then again, i would be in the poor house!
xo

kwispel from etsy

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Oh lordy, I've been coveting your creations for some time now but haven't taken the plunge yet to purchase one. I've got several of your new listings on my radar and as soon as I can make up my mind I'm going to committ! I love your work, best of luck at the show! xo, suzy

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

My BFF, Georgiapeachez, introduced me to your FAB etsy shop! Whereas she can't make up her mind which of your adorable wares to won, I did right away :)~~~I'll be back!~~~XXOO, Beth

Eggman Studios said...

They all look so fab!! Quite delicious.

I do wish you oodles of luck at the show--wish I could be there (alas, my cross-country jetpack is still in the shop). :)

Hugs, my dear!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh man, please let me be the winner! (Crossing fingers.)

Britten said...

Oh, I recently just found your store and blog and love your little creations! Thanks for this opportunity! You can contact me on my blog if I win. =)

gibbysgirl said...

Love all your adorable critters! Wish I lived closer so I could go to your show. Best of luck!

Hugs!
Nicole
http://gibbysgirl.livejournal.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

I have never seen anything as enchanting as these little girlies! Please enter me!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Your work is amazing and I love seeing "my" Ms Crimson Red featured. I'll have to try and give her as beautiful a setting!!! Jeanne

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Totally cute as usual...they look wonderful en masse on the cake plate! Good luck at the show...I'm sure you'll be a hit!

Debra said...

I wish I could be at your show, but will settle for a chance to win one of your lovelies! Please add me to the drawing.

willnnabel@cavtel.net

mimi k said...

Okay, I'm in!

suzeeez said...

I would love to win any one of your whimsical creations ! They all look great displayed on your white cake stand. :o) Sue

jenny holiday said...

Ohhhh my goooodnesssss!!!!! Count me in!!!! Count me in!!! I could just die!! Look at these sweeties!!! Just LOOOK!!! Sweet as can be!!! You my dear truuuuly make my heart alllll a flutter!!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE every itty bitty detail of every single one!

Hope you are ding GREAT!!
I sooo wish I could attend the show!!! boo hoo!

XOXOXOXO Jenny

myra said...

I adore your work!! Best wishes on the show.

jess said...

I love, love your work/talent/passion...

Would be so happy to be part of this giveaway (yay!)

~Jess

jess said...

Oops, I forgot to leave my email: JSatnick@aol.com

Just in case I'm the very lucky person to be picked for this special giveaway (smile!)

~Jess

uffda_68787 said...

You are such a talented artist and I would be honored to have your work in my home. Please enter me in your drawing!

Bumble Belly Designs said...

Hi Crystal! I love the cake plate setup! Wow, maybe in time I'll have a display like that for my centerpiece! Here's hoping... Amy

Janis said...

Beautiful and sweet creations!!!!
It must be hard to part with even
one. Crystal, I hope you had
great success at the Boston Show.

Janis
purplejan1976(at)yahoo.com

kari vintage oranaments said...

i love you work! Your one of my many favorites on Etsy!

elissa said...

ooh! glorious give away of glorious crafty treats!

Terri Gordon said...

I just want to say how much I love your work, I have been watching your work and checking it out on Etsy and I just purchased my first purchase. I am so excited to get them. Your work is beautiful. You are so talented and very creative. I love to see the group pictures of your work. I love the cake plate, I only wish I had them all. Happy Valentines Day, would love to have another piece of your beautiful work. Thank you so much for the chance.

oldflowers4me said...

oh,i hope im note to late-i could scream with joy-

Holiday Queen said...

Whew! I hope I'm not too late!!! Your sugary sweets are delightful! Puts me in the mood for a happy hearts day. Your Valentine show sounds like so much fun. Too bad I'm so far away.

JanieDMattern said...

Crystal, crystal, crystal...
I would like to purchase the whole white cake stand with ALL the little sweeties on top!!! Well maybe one at a time! They are beautiful- I really dig all the pastels- as you know I am already VERY fond of all the white and cream pieces! Janie

elma said...

WOW please put my name in the drawing! Thanks elma2179@yahoo.com

Shara said...

Such absolute darling little spirits! I Love them all!!! Such talent!