Monday, March 23, 2009

scraps chaps kit giveaway

Holey moley! I must say, the last three days have been rather spectacular in my shops! I wanted to say thank you, and send out a huge hug to all of my wonderful customers. With a new baby, and having just bought a house, a little extra money is much appreciated in our house. I never thought that I could design and sell knitting patterns for a living, but my loyal customers have made my wishes real. I hope you all have tons of fun knitting scrappy chaps of your own, or for your loved ones. And if you need a little extra money too, remember our policy on selling toys made from my patterns.


Also, I've put together an extra kit to give away, as a thank you for supporting my little business! I don't have a photo of it, but it contains yarn and the extra bits to make a chocolate-coloured Scrappy bunny or puppy. I might throw in a few other fun things too. To enter, just leave a comment on this post, and I'll draw the winner on Friday morning (March 27). Include your name, and email address if you like (if you don't leave an email address, please remember to check Friday's post and email me if you get picked).

Edit: the giveaway is for anyone to join, Canadian (I'm in Canada, btw), American, and international too.

As for the kits and things, I have the tote bags all cut out now, so I should be able to find time to sew them this week. Maybe we can tentatively set Friday as the date for listing everything? We'll see. I'll let you know all the details when I have them ready. But I did want to say now that if you've already bought the Scraps Chaps pattern, but decide you want a kit too, I will refund the price of the pattern from what you pay for the kit.

Finally, I forgot to mention in my pervious posts about the Scraps Chaps pattern that the finished toys are bigger than my usual toys - about 27 cm (10.5") instead of 20 cm (8"). This means the clothing patterns probably won't fit them, unless you feel like trying to make the arms and body of pull-overs etc. long enough to fit. Because I designed the Scraps Chaps to be fun and interesting just as they are, I decided to not cover them up with clothes like my other toys.

70 comments:

Ingrid said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! I love all of your toy patterns and have enjoyed making the ones that I've purchased so far :)
ingrid
ijccce(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

Your toy patterns are so cute. I've made many bunnies and would love to make Scrappy! Hope you pick me.

Jackie said...

Glad to hear that your shops are doing well! I love your little toys - please can I join in with the giveaway. Thanks Jackie :O)

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway if Canadians may.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Anonymous said...

You're the best!
ann dot morren at gmail dot com

Sue said...

Fun! I love your toy patterns, as well. I purchased your new Scraps Chaps pattern and can’t wait to get started. I’m not sure if it will be a puppy first or a rabbit. Congratulations on your sales!

annemarie said...

Great giveaway - hope I am the lucky winner. Love your blog and patterns especially the bunnies.

Jessie said...

Oh My Goodness! How generous are you! Scrappy is definitely just gorgeous!

Jessie
jessie(at)synth(dot)net

Starkie81 said...

I would love to be picked - any excuse to knit another toy and use up some of my stash yarn!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE include me in your giveaway.




Pat Yates.

Luba said...

I'm glad to hear that sales are good. I was waiting for the pattern to be released and bought it right away. Thank you for such creative, fun patterns.
luba(at)att(dot)net

lucie said...

O cute!
I like to enter your giveaway, i am from the Netherlands if that no problem

gr Lucie

M. said...

Yay! I'd like to enter the giveaway. And also, your owl and baby pattern is the awesomest! ilovewool/mprezzia at gmail dot com

Thanks!

Sara (a.k.a Sarloz) said...

So exciting to hear the pattern is doing well. I for one am so glad you decided to sell your patterns i absolutely adore them and they have really brought the art of knitting to life for me.

Jenny W said...

I just love the Scrap Chaps! So cute! Lovely work as always. :)

Jenny W

jennywoodard {at} gmail {dot} com

Wendy Pilling said...

Just so glad things are going good for you. I love your toy patterns you are so talented and scrappy is a very welcome addition to all your other patterns.

Emily said...

Memememe! I want to make a puppy!

Really I want to make the lion! Who am I kidding? I want to make them all! As soon as my PayPal balance is back in the green. :D

PS Good luck with the sewing, anytime I have something planned for a nap, Ellie decides to skip it.

emily@yarnmiracle.com

magswilliams said...

I am such a huge fan of your patterns! I can't wait to get started on the Scraps Chaps. I think you need to pick a winner from Texas...that would be me...

Esther said...

I am so pleased that everything in the shop is going so well for you. It must be hard trying to manage a business from home with a small baby too! Thank goodness you have Mr Mitten to help too - he seems like a godsend! Thanks for another great giveaway,

love Esther xx

hetty24tigger@yahoo.com

graciechiao said...

so cute. hope i win! :) graciechiao at hotmail dot com

Jimberlys said...

I would love to win a kit....if I don't I'll just have to buy one! Nice of you to be willing to refund the cost of pattern if already purchased as I have done. Hope I win!!!jnp1982@msn.com

Sarah said...

He is so cute. I love your toys.

BearyAnn said...

I love the fuzzy critters. Can't wait to purchase the book "Festive Knits". Please include me in your giveaway.

Kendra said...

I love all of your knitted treasures! Please consider me for this give away! ;) Thanks!

Nikki said...

I love your patterns! Whoever wins this giveaway is really in for a treat...I hope it's me! lol

Lisa said...

Thanks for the chance to win a kit - I just love these little guys :)

BellaMama said...

I haven't made any toys, but I think yours are sooo adorable!!

Pam said...

Oh, I'd love to have some scraps for one of your cuties! Just the new friend to introduce at our Easter dinner.

Here's hoping you find many more frieds to come and play. Thanks for the sweet opportunity.

Minttusuklaa said...

Hi! I love your patterns, please count me in! minttusuklaa_1@luukku.com

Anonymous said...

Pleased to hear you are doing sooo well. Bung me in for the giveaway draw too please.

Regards

Faye (Australia)

Mooska said...

I adore your patterns and only wish i had more time to make more of them. The bunny i knitted for my daughter is her constant bed companion and many people ask where she came from...
Would love to be included in the draw for your give-a-way...how exciting :)

MistyB said...

Thanks for all your great patterns you really are very creative.
The first pattern I made of yours was the bunny which my son named Scrappy because we used scraps of left over wool so we would love to win this giveaway.
Best Regards

sara said...

Lovely giveaway.
Lovely baby.

Anonymous said...

Would love to be part of the draw for the Scrappy pattern. Sounds like a fun knit.

Betty

Jo said...

Thank you. Your toys patterns are amazing. They have given me hours of enjoyment.

Leslie said...

I love your scrap chaps! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Hippie Housewife said...

That is adorable!!

Cynthia

Camilla said...

I enjoy reading your blog and the new patterns are really cute!

NLautner said...

Thanks for the giveaway Barbara, I'm really enjoying your little animal patterns!

Jackie said...

I am glad things are going well for you. Your patterns are beautiful I just bought your new one and can't wait to get started. Thanks for a generous giveaway. I would love to win this one.

Jackie

Mel said...

Consider me entered in your giveaway! :)

I just bought both of your books on Saturday and quickly cast on for the Boy Monkey for my youngest son's Easter basket. (He's 1 and a regular little monkey, so I thought it fitting.)

I will definitely be making more of these toys, especially the lamb and bunnies. :)

Erika said...

Great giveaway - I would love to win one of your great toy patterns.
Erika
erika(at)simmonds(dot)com

Jacqui said...

Its good to know your patterns are doing well, and I love the Scappy Chaps who are next on my 'must have' patterns list. You really are a generous and big hearted family! Thank you for the giveaway :)

Mami Dearest said...

I'm a new knitter and just stumbled across your blog. I love these cute little animals and would love to win. I'm off to check out all your patterns.

Maryjane said...

Oooh! I'd love to win this! Your patterns are always so cute - I've made the boy monkey for a friend's two boys (made two of them) and they loved them!!
My email is mjayknits(at)charter(dot)net.
Thanks!!

ugliducklyn said...

I would love to win your giveaway! I'll have to keep my fingers crossed, thanks!

Megan said...

The new patterns are SO cute!

All the best!

Kate said...

I just discovered your patterns about a week ago and have already made 2 of the Fuzzy Lamb and am planning to buy some of your patterns to make some clothes for the one I'm giving my cousin's daughter. Love your work!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely contest! I hope I win...

Mary Ann
mac166 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the success of the shops! A giveaway? How fun!! I would love to enter! Thank you! Leslie

Jbyrd said...

I am glad things are going so well with you. :)

jbyrd53 on rav

kelly-ann (on ravelry) said...

What a cute puppy - the tongue is adorable! I would love a kit :)

Anonymous said...

Barbara, I have purchased many of your wonderful patterns !! I have so much fun making the little fellows. My quilting bee ladies have all asked for one for Christmas, so I am busy making their "surprise" Christmas gifts !
Thank you for your great patterns !

Debbie1085 said...

Thanks for the golden opportunity to win the kits. We love looking at your blog and check it out frequently. I hope I can win your kit so I can knit Scrappy for my grandson's upcoming birthday. Would you please enter me in your giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for luck!

Debbie1085 said...

Thanks for the golden opportunity to win the kits. We love looking at your blog and check it out frequently. I hope I can win your kit so I can knit Scrappy for my grandson's upcoming birthday. Would you please enter me in your giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for luck!

gingerspice said...

Love all of your toy patterns . PLease can you include me in your giveaway
Take care

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter another fantastic giveaway! Your scrap lion is just the cutest! Oh, and your rabbits and cats and . . . well, you get the idea!

Thanks again!
Karin
duckies_in_a_row@yahoo.com

firesheep67 said...

Sweet! Would love to make a Scrappy Puppy for my friend's daughter =:)

Eva said...

Oh i love your new scrap chaps- adorable!!!

Beki said...

What adorable little critters. I know my girls would LOVE me to make 1 or 12!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of your wonderful work, I look forward to seeing more. Best of luck to you. Please count me in for the giveaway! kgill at pratt dot edu

Max said...

Hi Barbara!
Please enter me into your giveaway. I love all your little friends.

Patricia D.

by the way, I'm using my Cat Max's email...ahem. Just realized it.

MarvDeb said...

Scrappy Chaps is so cute I gotta have one... but let's enter me in the drawing, would you please!!
Your blog and updates are so wonderful to follow... Baby Lev is so handsome and I believe he takes over his dad!!

Judy Streger said...

These little guys are adorable. Who wouldn't want to make one. I know I would.

greetingarts said...

Congratulations on everything, you deserve it all. Your creations are just the cutest, and your policies are so very generous, too. Thanks for a chance to win a cute kit, I'd love to give a pair of the Scrappy babies to my girls!

Ritaw said...

Your patterns are wonderful and these little chaps are no exception . :) Love them !

Ritaw

Jen said...

I would like to join the giveaway, but I also wanted to say how much my kids enjoy the toys I make from your patterns, and how great I think it is that you allow us to sell the toys we make.

Boppingbeth (aka Beth or Elizabeth) said...

I'm totally in! I am enjoying your patterns. I made the rabbit, and have to pass on my daughter's comment: cutest toy ever!

Boppingbeth (aka Beth or Elizabeth) said...

I'm totally in! I am enjoying your patterns. I made the rabbit, and have to pass on my daughter's comment: cutest toy ever!

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I love your little toys - please can I join in with the giveaway.