Friday, May 14, 2010

I made out like a bandit

I love, love, love, love online giveaways. Honestly, I am not sure that four "loves" expresses it adequately. I am totally that girl, you know - the one that does all of the extra entries. The crazy thing is I am insanely lucky at winning bloggy giveaways! I prefer to think of it as me putting in the work (all that tweeting and following and blogging) and therefore stacking the odds in my favor, but others would just call it dumb luck. Whatever it is, I'll take it!

So, I thought I'd show you a little bit of the loot I've been snagging, I swear these are just some of the things I've won in the last two months, don't hate me!

Clips from Sweet Harper. Yes and yes! I wanted these for Maddie like nobody's business. I will definitely chalk this one up to doing the work. I can't tell you how many Sweet Harper giveaways I entered, so many that Tracy at Sweet Harper (also very sweet herself) commented on me always popping up on giveaways. I refuse to be ashamed ;) So, um, are these gorgeous or what? Seriously, folks buy 'em for your little girl, buy them for yourself, buy them for me (*cough* birthday in June *cough*).

Birthday shirt for James from Mimi's Babies. Adorable! He is going to have an Angels baseball first birthday and is this not the cutest thing for him to wear? And look at that, it's only May and I already know what my kid is wearing for his June birthday - I don't think I can handle being this prepared. Mimi's Babies has personalized birthday shirts and adorable crocheted hats.

Vintage Sheet FQ's. Gorgeous! Won them on The Vintage Sheet Blog grand opening. They are from April at Jane Says. They are beautiful, they are gorgeous . . . Grammy looks at them and says about one "Oh I have this sheet." I nearly died. Grammy won't let me cut it up though so yay for me snagging a piece of it anyway! As it turns out something is getting made from these this week! Stay tuned!

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler. I am such an Austen nerd . . . when we went to the JASNA 2008 AGM, Ed looks around the main shopping/poster presentation room and says "Oh, I get it! It's like Comic-Con for Austen." And oh my lord it really is. I digress! I'm a nerd, I love Austen, I love Austen paraliterature, I love that I won this book, and I love that it is signed by the author. And there it is, on top of my vintage sheet FQs just waiting to be read . . .

7th Generation Cleaning Products. Is it wrong that I am this excited about cleaning items? But look at this! I won this! Melissa at Getting All My Ducks in a Row was having the giveaway, I kept meaning to enter it but was without a computer and on my phone, and seriously what a lot of work on an iphone . . . but I entered at the last minute, I think I was like the third from last comment, and I won! This is literally a super amazing win. Super amazing.

So, these are all great right? I mean, better than great, like killer awesomesauce great. But you are not going to believe this! The lovely Kelly at I Have a Notion was doing this insane month long daily giveaway for her shop anniversary. I won a very cool quilt pattern. I also entered to win an Accuquilt Go! Fabric cutter. I even blogged about it for extra entries.




You could have knocked me over with a feather, and not even a big ostrich feather, like a teeny tiny hummingbird feather would have done the trick.

Here it is in it's box . . . James is doing his best Vanna White.

Omg, you are not going to believe this, it is almost shameful, but it is still in that box! I didn't want to open it when we had to move right away, I was afraid it would get injured somehow! But now that we are moved I am going to open it right up and go crazy . . . well, I do have one more thing to do before I can start cutting to my little heart's content . . .

Get ready for:

That's right! The Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day! I am participating this year by giving something away! Last November I won a kick butt book on patchwork from Sew, Mama, Sew! on giveaway day! This year I hope to win from some lovely fellow bloggers, and I am excited to be able to share the giveaway wealth!

What am I giving away you ask?
I can't tell you!
It is a secret!
Stop by Monday, May 17th to find out!


  1. Mostly hard work I think - you take this entering thing seriously! going above and beyond! But that 7th Gen one? Awesome luck :D (And about bloody time! I wish you much more luck in your life :D)

  2. Teehee, you're so cute Jessica! I love to enter giveaways too (although I don't usually do all the extra entries unless it's something I really want) and I've been pretty lucky; actually just this past week I won a giveaway over at Oh, Fransson!

  3. You are on a lucky streak! I am so glad to see Maddie modeling her Sweet Harper Clips...ah-dorable!!! Mellisa at Win My Year/Getting All My Ducks in a Row swears by the extra entires-they definitely pay off. Cheers to winning!

  4. Extra entries are the way to go!! :) Love that you are so excited by cleaning supplies! :) I hope you liked the Seventh Generation Products as much as I do! Have a great weekend!

  5. You DO have some awesome luck---maybe some will rub off on me and I will win your second week B-day giveaway!! Hehehehehe:P


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