Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a giveaway!

So the other day, I just happened to notice I've now got 30 followers!

I can't tell you how excited and over-the-moon I am that anyone even cares to read or look at this blog. I really just started it as something fun to do and as a way to keep track of life in general, so I never thought I'd get even one follower. And when I got one follower I was just as excited as I am here today with 30.

And because I turned 30 this year and there are 30 of you, I wanted to do a little giveaway to say thanks for reading, looking, commenting, and just being a little icon on my sidebar. You're all really awesome and I love it when you visit!

I don't know if you've noticed, but there's this humongoid trend in friendship bracelets right now. They're everywhere. I don't think I've opened a single blog page in the last few weeks and not seen one or read a tutorial on how to make one. So because I consider you all friends, I thought I'd make three friendship bracelets for three of you.

That's right THREE for THREE!

I've been making them since high school. I even have a book and an actual embroidery thread organizer with a rainbow of colours. Which means what you see above is not necessarily the pattern you'll get (and at least one bracelet will be a little more intricate. Most likely a double. Definitely something different than normal).

{how to enter}

{1} Leave a comment on this post telling me your top three favourite colours. I'll make the bracelets according to the colours mentioned by the winners (the shade, mix, and pattern of colours will be at my discretion. But if you also said you really love the arrowhead pattern, I'd probably work it in there for you. Just saying).

{for bonus entries}

{2} Become a follower (either through Blogger or Google friend connect) and leave another comment telling me so (this also applies to those of you that already are followers); and/or

{3} Like Idle Wife on facebook, then come back here and leave another comment telling me you've done so (this also applies to those of you that have already liked me on facebook).

Only three entries per person will be permitted as I've stated above.

I'd really like to make a bracelet for all of you so I needed an unbiased decision maker. Idle Husband will draw the winners out of a hat with the soullessness of a random number generator (because he's very strict when it comes to fairness -- and he also really wanted to be included somehow).

Please be sure to leave a valid email address or some way I can get in touch with you for your mailing information (all emails and addresses will be kept confidential).

This contest is open to anyone anywhere.

The giveaway closes on Wednesday the 22nd at 4 p.m. (MST), so you'll have until then to comment. I'll do the draw and announce the winner on that Friday.

{please note} this giveaway is entirely funded by me out of the kindness of my heart. Since these will be one-of-a-kind friendship bracelets specific to your colour preferences, please give me time to make them and be patient. I swear I won't forget about you (I do not forget these types of things -- or faces). Also be aware that Canada Post is currently striking with a randomness I don't understand, so sending this via post may take longer than normally expected, but I'll be sure to tell you when I've dropped it in the mail so you'll have a rough idea of time.


Laeli said...

me me me me me!
I have a giveaway on my blog today too. Too funny.
Favourite colours..Hmmm, blue, purple and copper.

I remember friendship bracelets from back in the day. My dad even made me one,lol.Using a Cree design, twas pretty cool!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

Kristin I love this giveaway! It's funny, I was just thinking the other day that I'd like to start making friendship bracelets again and then I find this. What a coincidence!

My three favourite colours are yellow, turquoise and grey and I love that chevron pattern!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

I'm, of course, a google follower too!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

And I like you on facebook!