Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Giveaway Day... A Little Late but Jumping In!

Things have been so insane around here and I missed getting in on the beginning but I just thought I'd tag on at the end. How's that? What's being given away? Well, this panel:

It's Nest by Valori Wells. Here are closeups of the birds.



Sorry I cut the bottom off in the picture but I promise it's there. The panel is approximately 12"x 44". 

I will probably add a little something extra, I'm just trying to squeeze in under the deadline! Interested in winning?

1.  Just leave a comment below for a chance to win. Need some ideas? I do too. I have an 11 year old girl and a 6 year old boy....any Christmas ideas?
2. if you're a follower leave a second comment for another chance to win.

OOPS! Forgot to add, make sure you are not a NO-REPLY BLOGGER or I can't get in touch with you. If you are or think you are, make sure you leave your email address in the comment so I can reach you!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
This giveaway will close Friday evening, December 7th. I will draw a name and post it ASAP Saturday. We have two shows for Madeline's Christmas that day so don't freak out if you don't see it right away! I may just need a moment to calm down!
Good luck!

123 comments:

hueisei said...

Very beautiful! I love to win
How about a story book or a new pet for your girl and a toy for your son :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower

Colleen said...

I suggest a box bag for the boy, add a handle and its peferct for legos, small cars, or action figures. Ac ouple would work well. Make some for the girl. Use appropriate fabrics-great for hair stuff, girl notes, etc

http://terrabytefarm.com/wp/2012/01/04/boxed-pouch-tutorial/comment-page-1/

Cindy Sharp said...

I've never seen fabric like that. It is beautiful. I am imagining how stunning it would look quilted.

Jamie Lee said...

For a little boy I suggest an Air Hogs brand helicopter. They sell them at Target and Amazon at reasonable prices. They are lots of fun--my husband loves them!

Jamie Lee said...

I am a follower!

Lia*s Handmades said...

Ooooh! I'm the first to post lol!
Since I don't have any kids myself I always find gifts for them tricky. Got a 9 year old brother and he's sooo difficult to find something for. But he started to dig Star Wars now, so that makes it a bit easier ;)
Thanks for this giveaway! What a beautiful panel!

Lia*s Handmades said...

am now also following via Google Reader

Patty D from NC said...

lovely panel. I too need ideas for my 3 teenagers. electronics are always appreciated!

Reshma W said...

Gorgeous fabric! My two are the same ages. Boy- obsessed with lego and starwars. My daughter is into nails, diaries, and jewelry right now. i am also getting her doll clothes sewing patterns for her intro to crafting:)

sandyandcosmo said...

My boys always loved the really complicated Lego sets. Thanks for the giveaway!

Danbury Quilter said...

Beautiful panel! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Anya said...

How pretty! Thanks for the chance!

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

So pretty! I have a son who is totally into those really big Bruders trucks this year...cement truck, tow truck, etc. my 6-year-old daughter is getting a Kindle Fire for reading. She loves to read!

Vivian said...

What a cute panel. Where are all the comments? I can guess nail polish? and a music gift card for the boy or a gift card to a video game place. Thanks for the chance to win. Vivian

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Acho que vou esperar para ser o segundo...brincadeira.Sou seguidora.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Bem...quando minhas filhas eram pequena fazíamos uma caça ao tesouro,esconderijos com pequenos presentes e guloseimas.(como o dia das bruxas)Quanto a presentes eu pedia para escolher três coisas que elas queriam muuuito,e daí comprava de acordo com o meu bolso,e ainda dizia que foi o que o papai noel achou melhor para elas,heheh.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Kaynik said...

Happy Holidays. I'm not sure I can be much help for ideas. My daughter is 15 and wants a piano lol.
We couldn't go wrong in the past with books, and art supplies.

Good luck and thanks for the chance to win.

Kay

Pink Scissors Design said...

Merry Christmas from Brisbane, Australia!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

wipgirl said...

I haven't got kids and find them a bit of a mystery when it comes to gifts! I always want to give them books, but I think that seems boring to a lot of kids :D

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Melissa Palmer said...

Hmmm maybe some fun cheaper instruments (like toy ones)? Thanks for the chance! mjp0419 at gmail dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

I'm a new follower via GFC as Melissa Palmer.
mjp0419 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I just happen to have some fabrics from this line that I have no idea what to do with. They would look great framing this panel.
I have a niece that is almost 11 and I'm getting her a cribbage set. She loves checkers so I think it cribbage would be a good game for her to sharpen her math skills and I think it's way more fun than checkers. Also, I'm adding some fun playing cards and I made a custom journal for her on an online site and it turned out SO cute!

Katie said...

I am a new follower via google reader.

Kristin said...

Wow, first on the list. Hmmm, I would say books. They are always a good choice. Maybe computer books with interaction.

LJ said...

I follow you with Google FC and Google Reader.

LJ said...

Great giveaway. For either of the kids you could make a pillowcase - choosing fabric special to them. I made my grandson one for his birthday and made it with the 3D fabric; he was thrilled!

Jessica said...

Super hero capes? I sewed my husband one up (lol) and he loved it. Good for all ages!

Emily C said...

Little girls love jewelry, if your into beading.

Beth said...

How pretty! I'm glad you jumped in.

I always give books to kids for Christmas. A Wrinkle In Time is a great choice for those ages.

Heather A said...

Honestly, I'm a little out of the loop as to what kids that age are into. It doesn't get any better for me, though, because my kids are 22 and 25 and I still don't know what to get them.

Heather A said...

I'm a follower.

Karen O said...

Pretty! I love this line of fabric. I am not an idea person at all. Sorry!

slacker said...

rockets?

Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I think those panels would make a great wall hanging, embroidered and stretched on canvas or framed for the girls' room.

camelama said...

I"m a follower via GFC!

camelama said...

As for kid gifts, I'm so bad at it. Having none of my own, and being a strange wacky kid growing up, I have no idea! I give my nieces and nephews gift cards so that they have the fun of picking out exactly what they want. :) They then send me email saying what they got with their giftcards, or post instragram photos. :) So we're all happy!

lucia said...

I like to give classic toys and books when I can- especially books. But lego is always a hit with boys that age and a craft kit would be great for the 11 year old. I just saw a lovely one in a store today by Alex- it comes in a felt bag and then gives you all of the tools to do the embroidery. Good luck! Thanks for the great giveaway!

SIMPLESEW said...

following

SIMPLESEW said...

I always buy atleast one kit for them to express their creavity

slacker said...

rockets?

Ferek said...

For the girl I will sew clothes for some doll (barbi) and boy make some box or some game

Nati said...

Thanks for the chance to win, love the giveaway! I am giving my niece and nephews art bags full of crafty goodies!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

How about Lego or Brio for your son? or an airfix kit? Books for your daughter? or a Kindle?

Lisa Marie said...

I am making a quilted purse for my 10 year old niece. For little boys I always love to buy Legos. Not very creative ideas, I know.

elflyn said...

Definitely Lego for both of them!
Thanks for the opportunity.

Chiska said...

I'm making a bucket hat for my 6 year old boy (he has very specific requests for toys--which he will get as well). What a lovely panel!

Chiska said...

I'm a follower.

Sallie said...

Mancala or Abalone (board games), skates or a bike for the girl; Legos, a scooter, skates or bike for the boy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Gigi said...

I have a 6yo boy and to my surprise, he loves board games and puzzles. I bought him a dice game, Army v. Aliens, and I'm thinking of getting him a Rubik's cube or something to keep his hands occupied with other than a video game. And of course, tattoo or nail art for the 11yo.

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

The Nest panel is beautiful! Does your son like Hexbugs? I have a daughter the same age and all the boys in her class are mad for Hexbugs.

Hannah Lymah said...

That's a beautiful panel! Thanks for the opportunity to enter :)
What I like for a girl is a wooden picture frame that you can paint, maybe add a few painted flowers, whatever you like. Then use triplex in the frame that you cover with batting and a nice fabric. She can use it to pin cards to or other things she likes :)

baukje said...

For the girl there are so many items, handmade totes, knitted cowls, (they love them) with a pair of handknit mittens....
For a boy a teeshirt with his favorite car or TV hero.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Beautiful panel! I used to always buy books for my kids... Santa brought their toys ;-) and my family too it seemed. Thanks for a great giveaway~!

Heather said...

I have no idea about 11 year old girls, my boys are 9,7 and 6. But I vaguely remember loving to make crafty items like friendship bracelets. Also I read a lot, so if you were thinking of handcrafting, maybe a journal with fabric cover. I've seen some of the 80s coming back, if you knit maybe some leg warmers, or maybe one of those reconstructed t-shirts. Six year old boys are easier, my boys always love little boxes to keep treasure in, art supplies and softies that look like monsters.

Delia said...

We are huge fans of Playmobil here.

For your daughter an experience might be a fun gift - riding lessons, an art class, paint your own pottery, facials & lunch out together, etc.

Delia said...

Following you.

Catskill Quilter said...

Books that are age appropriate and tell them more about a subject that interests them are always a good choice!

Katie said...

Arts and crafts, legos, gift cards, doodle pads. Thanks!

ritainalaska said...

the panel is a nice idea! it would macke a nice runner for my entry table! i've no ideas for gifts for kids ... my greats are are either teenies {2] or infants [1]. the teenies didn't appreciate my idea of gifts; i'm so out of date! so, i'll read the suggestions, too, from your readers and maybe learn a thing or two.

ritainalaska said...

i follow :)

Rebecca said...

My girls want Lego Friends, and my little guy is getting Lego.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Richard Healey said...

The Kindle fire is a nice gift and its not that expensive. With the new child controls on the new ones it would be great.

nicolesender said...

Boys love legos of any size. I have small to large for my grandsons and they build with all of them. Girls I'm not so familiar with but a good book is always welcome.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alison said...

Board Games!

nicolesender said...

new gfc follower: nicolesender
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Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a gorgeous panel, I missed seeing this in the stores. Glad for the chance to win it. I really dread shopping and usually my DD helps me out, hehe. I know all the little boys in our family are obsessed with Spiderman, Ironmen etc. I ove toys that inspire kids to use their imagination when they play. Of course books are always great. Does your daughter have any hobbies yet? There are so many beginner kits for painting, beading, scrapbooking etc. that she can explore different interests without investing too much. Good luck!

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm already a follower.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Josiex said...

I love the pattern in the moda bakeshop for jelly roll floor pillows, I have made a set for each of my kids, and they are well loved!

barbara woods said...

most of them want the x box but crafts are good

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

Second Chance Tan said...

lego is always popular in our house? x

JustPam said...

Very pretty. My 6 yo grandson likes Skylander's. For your daughter, how about something like a Kindle, notebook, ipad type thing?

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

Needled Mom said...

Lovely panel.

My 11 year old granddaughter wants a raincoat. Does that help?

Breanna S. said...

The A frame tent from sew mama sew blog a few weeks ago would be a lovely gift! I just might be making one on the sly.

Mhairi said...

I love Lego for all children and Cricket magazines - http://www.cricketmag.com/
They have magazines for all ages. We also love games night at our house so a new board game (and you can get some great Lego games) would be a great way to introduce a new tradition in your home.
You could also get an iTunes card so they could choose their own music, game or video.
And books - check out your local second hand store, you get more books and if the children don't like them then they haven't been too expensive.

Tammy said...

Might I say that is a gorgeous fabric panel. I really love the colors of those birds. What about magazine gift subscritions. the gift the keeps on giving long after christmas day. and gift cards to your local book store.
conn_and_vans_mom@yahoo.com

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous panel. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw. Merry Christmas to you.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

Cary said...

It's never too late for a give-away! Thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

Legos and a book for your son. Clothes and a ipad for your daughter. Thanks for chance to win.

Sangeetha said...

lego lego lego - it never fails with boys

take your girl on a mini shopping spree

Kess said...

You can never go wrong with legos. My friend had a lego table at her wedding, and it was crowded with all ages. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynn said...

my five year old son is diggin' the kiwi crate subscription his grandma gave him. there's a coupon code floating around somewhere too...
thanks!

Maureen Hayes said...

I have always been a reader, even as a child, so I recommend books as a gift. I also like to create things, so art or craft supplies could be good as well. Hope this helps.

This is a lovely giveaway, thank you so much for participating and offering such a nice prize.

Merry Christmas!

Maureen Hayes said...

I follow your blog via GFC as Maureen Hayes. Thank you so much for the additional entry.

KellyS said...

I am sewing cooking aprons for my boys (and train engineer hats) and dolls and snuggle blankets for my daughter. I think my ideas are all too young for your kids! Sorry!

KellyS said...

I follow you through your RSS feed. Thanks for the giveaway! Nest is one of my favorites!!

Libby said...

My kids are mostly getting books for Christmas. They get so spoiled by grandparents that there is no need for us on top of it !

debbiekl said...

Very pretty! How about a sewing kit for you daughter? Thanks!

fern said...

Jewelery crafting kit for your daughter, Legos or books about stuff he likes for your son! :-)

quiltmom said...

My boys at school love lego, books and transformers/ cars. Your 12 year old will be more challenging but perhaps bead making kits or a gift certificate to a favorite clothing store..
I love Valori Wells fabrics- thanks for the chance to win this pretty panel.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I am a new follower to your blog. Thanks for participating in the hop- it has been fun meeting new to me bloggers too.
Regards,
Anna

Karrie S said...

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Karrie S said...

I'm a new follower ;)

Ashley said...

I am obsessed with birds right now, so this would be great to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

MoeWest said...

The Mexican Train Domino game is a good family game for age 8+.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful fabric... Maybe craft supplies for daughter, legos for don, books for both!

Mary Ann said...

I am a new follower on Google reader

Rebecca Hooper said...

I've been making look-alike dolls for kids in my family (including my daughter) and they have all been accepted very excitedly! I adapt the pdf patterns I have bought from the Dolls and Daydreams Etsy shop, very reasonably priced patterns, and great instructions! Plus they are a LOT of fun to make and give. I'm a bit addicted, and am trying to make as many as I can for everyone I know now (like my 8 year old nephew, who is VERY into mac computers, I'll be making a doll that looks like him, with it's own little Mac laptop! Heehee)...
Oh and they don't take too long to put together either! I was a beginner when I started, and they have all turned out beautifully! I even made a look-alike of my partner for his birthday!

Thanks for the opportunity! X

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Lipgloss making kit - one that is scented and for the boy - Bionicles or lego maybe!! Great panel - my fingers are crossed!!

Lynne said...

Beautiful fabrics!
Craft supplies are always a good gift - new markers, crayons, construction paper, activity books, fun scissors, playdoh, etc.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

pbs.seams said...

Beautiful fabric, would look great in a quilted wall hanging.

Leanna said...

What about a family membership to the zoo or a local arboretum? Then you could go throughout the year!

White Cat Crafts said...

Nice fabric - Thanks for doing the give-away!

Anne said...

I adore birds. Love that panel.

Anne said...

I am a new follower.

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

When I was a kid I always liked getting something I could get crafty with :) Imagine that! colored pencils, construction paper... I loved legos and tinker toys!

Shannon said...

I vote for printed cross stitch panels or the weave your own potholder with stretchy things. I loved those as a kid. thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy Sue said...

My son is 5, and this year we had an extra "junker" bike that we modified as a balance bike. Take off chain and pedals and any connecting gears, and he uses as a scooch (my term) bike to better his balance on the grass and sidewalk. It has really helped him (the training wheels were a nightmare). Got this idea from the Trek youtube videos and it really works. His next bike will be a regular two wheeler and we will have bypassed the training wheels altogether. Another idea (don't know if you have Wii or gaming flatforms) is Toystory for Wii. We call it Toystory4. It's a winner! We have other games, but he always goes back to toystory. As for your daughter, good luck...I have no daughters but isn't 11 like 19 now? How about those bracelet knotting kits. I gave one to my niece along with a list of links in her birthday card that showed her via youtube video on how to make her bracelets with the kit. Good luck with the gifting and I love reading others' comments for future ideas :) Happy Holidays!

Nancy Sue said...

I'm a new follower. Thank you for participating in the giveaway blog hop. I found your fun blog and can now add it to my goggle reader :)

Meghan said...

Lego organizer if your son likes Legos.

Genevieve P said...

I'm making road pieces out of old jeans (no need to sew--just add fabric paint for the lines) for a boy a bit younger than your son. And I'm making doll sleeping bags for my daughters, but that might be a bit young for an 11 year old?

Erin P. said...

I have a two year old girl and a 7 month old boy so give me a few years and I might have some good ides ;) eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erin P. said...

I follow your blog eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

Macska said...

Gorgeous panels!

How about a 'treasure' sack for the little boy, with lots of secret pockets to keep treasures that he finds in?

Carly said...

Great giveaway! Maybe books or craft/art supplies?

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance!

HRH-DMK said...

Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win it!!! I think an eleven-year-old girl would like any of Sarah Dessen's YA novels, I'm an adult and have read them all; she's an excellent writer. And a 6-year-old boy might enjoy an "Angy Birds" red earflaps hat (from Old Navy!).
Cheers,
Diana
hrh.dmk@Gmail.com