Friday, May 1, 2009

A Giveaway, a Craft Fair, And a Man...Not necessarily in that order

You know in yesterday's post I said that Sound Man was gonna kill me for committing to finishing that step-stool right now? Well, the reason why is that I have a craft fair May 16th that I am busily trying to get ready for, and really don't need any more distractions. He is so wonderful, though, because he is helping me in so many ways, even making one of the things I'm selling at the fair. It's even Kat's favorite. Traitor. He's also making my display, because I know that if I tried to it would not be pretty. For realz.

He is giving me the day off of school, even taking Kiddo to work after lunch so that I have uninterrupted time gathering the things I need to pull this thing off. I am so thankful to have such a supportive husband.

You didn't know you were gonna get a "My Husband Rocks" in this here post, did you? Well, he does, so I had to share.

So, what is all the commotion about? Why am I frantically working my hands to the bone (or burn as it may be)? I am busy as a bee creating not 20, not 50, but 100...

Tassels! Most of you guessed it when I teased you with the giveaway a few days ago. Yep, my plan is to make a hundred of these puppies (and birds, and roosters, and bunnies...). I'm five away from being half-way there. Whew. And my hands have the glue-gun burns to prove it.

So, in honor of my blogday (get it, birthday, blogday...nevermind) that I totally missed on April 14th, I am holding a giveaway! Now, I'm not expecting traffic like Kimba or Nester or Susie Harris gets, but I do hope this gets some of you lurkers (a.k.a. the ones who've told me, "Oh, I read your blog all the time, I just never comment.") out of the woodwork and let me know you're there. How can I show my appreciation for reading if I don't know you're reading?

Sorry, I got off subject, which is not uncommon for me to do, but I need to get back to the subject at hand. I lurve this tassel. If I can find another brown bird like this, I'm so gonna make this same exact one for me. Seriously.

He's brown with brown, bright blue, and the-fringe-that-I-love-so-much fringe. I love him. Oh, and by the way, I realize that he has the same fringe as the tassel that Nester made for the Everything Etsy giveaway, and it is purely coincidental. This was one of the first tassels I made, several weeks ago. Great minds think alike, huh?

Paisley ribbon, a pretty button...he's so much prettier in person.

Sorry the pictures are not that wonderful...it's very overcast today and my house has sporadic natural light anyway (huh?), so I had to take these with just the room lights.

So, if you'd like to win him (or her...she probably is a she with her pretty ribbons and frills), just leave me a comment. Now, for all you lurkers, you have to leave me a comment to win. Even if you don't have a Blogger account. You can click the "Anonymous" and it will let you leave a comment. Just make sure you tell me who you are, or I won't know who to give it to if I pick you. I will leave this open until Tuesday, May 5th, and I'll draw a name randomly on May 6th. I'll leave a reminder up so that you know to come here to comment.

When you leave a comment, let me know what you like about this blog. Tell me if you'd like to see more of something, or less of something. I promise not to get my feelings hurt. Too much. Hee hee.

Now, let the commenting commence!

38 comments:

Kat said...

Hey! Can I get a double entry for being the first comment?

What do I love about this blog? YOU :)

Anonymous said...

Aunt Heathahlee,

This is Fep. I really think your bird tassel is pretty. I think the colors go well. Please enter me in your drawing.

Love,
Fep

Kat said...

I PROMISE I'm not trying to get a double entry with Fep's comment. I promise! She really wants that tassel for herself. So, if she wins, I will reluctantly let her hang it in her room. Bird nerd...you know...

Anonymous said...

Aunt Heathahlee,

This is Moose. I begged my Mom to let me enter your drawing. If I win, I want to give it to Fep.

Love,
Moose

Kat said...

This is pitiful...I just need to come buy some tassels for my children at the craft fair!!

CarlynB said...

I read your blog because you are my sister and I LOOOVVVEEE you!

Windy said...

I love reading your blog because it always makes me smile:)
Can't wait to see the finished stool!
Good luck with the tassels and the craft fair!
Hope I win - love birdies!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

And I thought I was crazy for agreeing to a few of my things...HA, I have nothing on you, my friend. And that's why I love you. :)

Hoping you pick me. :)

The Nester said...

You used that fringe because it's the natural great choice to go with that sweet bird!

looks great. 100 tassels is A LOT girl!

hey, any chance you can hook me up with more birds?

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I just knew it was going to be adorable! Love the button! I won't enter because I have all the stuff to make one for myself so I'll let someone else get it! Maybe Moose or Fep?!? Where is this craft fair girl? I gotsta go! I can't believe you made 100 tassels!!!!!Love Ya! Aunt Lauralu :)

beccad said...

Hey girl I love those and I've never seen anything like that before. Am I out of the loop or something? Stop by my blog I'm giving you 2 awards for such a fun blog. I love reading it so much that I thought I would share it with others. Even if I don't comment all the time I do stop by to catch up. I'm a horrible commenter.

Conny said...

Ok, you lured me out with that fabulous tassle!! I have enjoyed your blog ever since I first read it when you were stalking people at that one blog convention thing & posted about it! LOL I think you are super funny - and quite talented! NOW, do I win??!?!?! LOL

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hey Girlie! Your tassel is just beautiful! I will be on the lookout for more birds for you. You just never know when you may run into a flock of feathered ones...hehe. I am so exicited for you and all of those tassles. I wish I could go to your show. For now Im good if I can just get out of bed for 10 minutes. Having wisdom teeth pulled STINKS! Take care and miss you!

Carolsue said...

This is very, very cute! I like the colors! Please enter me.
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Becky K. said...

I have only found you a few days ago from the procrastinators party...but I put you in my favorites to come back and read more because I thing we have a lot of the same tendencies...getting ourselves overcommitted, being creative, loving our families...

I hope to get back here regularly.

The tassel is very cute. I love the bird and the color combination.

Darlene said...

Your birdie tassel is adorable!!! Great job!

dB Rocks said...

I know I am no eligible to win, but I wanted to leave a comment and tell you how proud I am of you. You are doing an awesome job! You are soooo talented and creative. I am so blessed to have you as my wife!

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a fun giveaway! i love that tassle. i love lots of things about your blog! you always have something positive to write about, and share lots of great things about your family!

Songbirdtiff said...

You know, I actually read this post, but apparently forgot to leave a comment! Whew, I'm glad you caught me. :)

Your tassels are adorable.

Anonymous said...

Heather this is beautiful!!! You are so talented!

B Witt

kristi_temple said...

I love reading about your family and I always get new ideas from the blogs I read. I love the colors in the tassel. It is beautiful. God Bless, Kristi
www.templeofadventure.blogspot.com

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

Happy blogday! I can't believe you're making 100 of these bad boys. WOW.

Anonymous said...

I saw your comments on Facebook. This is Debby Williams from church. I think this is awesome. My mom loves birds so maybe I will win it for her. I am rooting for you to finish on time. Debby

HSingMama said...

Love the birdie tassel! :o)

Marci said...

Adorable birdie tassel!

Brandi said...

OK, I KNOW I left you a message the day you posted the giveaway. I love your bloggy page because you're awesome. I cannot believe you are making 100 tassels. I hope you sell every last one. I think your bloggy is perfecto the way it is. Good luck and have fun!!

tpillstrom said...

I love the tassel! It would make a great Mother's Day gift for my mom! So, count me in!

Blissful Nikki said...

look at your beautiful tassle!!! I love it! :) Thank you for telling me about it, I am so glad I came by!

As for ELF, take the risk! Totally worth it! Oh, and look at my videos on youtube, they have coupon codes for ELF in the sidebars!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, hello there! This is Rusty Neeley from theneeleynest@yahoo.com and I think this is so cool. I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. You were always so talented in college. Heck, I can't even match my socks. The bird thingie is beautiful! Do you like have your own business? I hope it does great!

Jamie said...

Beautiful! I just found your blog and so far I love it all. I'm adding you to my reader!

Shannon said...

What a pretty tassle!!! Love that sweet little bird.

kari and kijsa said...

Love this giveaway!!! What a fabulous tassel!! It would be perfect for us!!
smiles,
kari & kijsa

Sarah Mae said...

You never cease to make me laugh...I went to today's (Tuesday's) post first and got the not so subtle hint to come here for the giveaway! I love ya!

I think this bird tassle ROCKS and I would love to sport it in my home! Awesome giveaway!

Hey, would you like to guest post for me during my blogaversary this month? I know you would bring the fun!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

beautiful! add me please.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Heather, I would love your little tassle, so I hope I win. It's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Your tassels are just beautiful. I would love to win this one. I just found your site from Rhoda's I will be following you. I don't have a blog but will be reading.
God Bless
Phyllis Turner
artpft@comcast.net

JJ said...

Hello-
I just linked over from Chatting's blog. I already enjoy your enthusiasm!
Lovely tassel!

J.J. said...

Cute tassles :) I cam over from Chatting at the Sky and that comment about Benevolence about made me spit out my drink.

That is so stinking funny.
Have a wonderful day!
:)