SMS Giveaway Winners!

I may be hanging out in NYC and all, but my feet and I are having a bit of a respite at my bro’s apartment so I can take the time to announce the lucky winners!

For those of you who did not win, remember to check back here soon (after our NYC trip and I am home) for the tutorial on how to make a cover for yourself:)

Boy worked his techno-guru magic to randomly select the winners. I’ve pruned the output for ease of read and they are:

mysql> select * from wp_comments where comment_post_ID = 2241 order by rand() limit 4;

| comment_author | comment_date_gmt  | comment_content

| Eileen | 2011-05-25 01:56:14 | I would love to meet August from “A Secret Life of Bees”! The book is so rich and delicious, I never wanted it to end! It’s my favorite! I love the Embroidery Experiment cover! It’s gorgeous!

| Maria | 2011-05-24 08:22:30 | I would like to meet Alice from Alice in Wonderland to see the world again through children’s eyes. I really like the embroided cover! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

| Stephanie | 2011-05-25 15:12:13 | Thank you for the great giveaway. I would like to see the characters from Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon in real life.

| Liz | 2011-05-23 22:28:10 | Its really silly but I’d love to meet Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris because I just love his character in the books…so sexy.  In real life though I’d be freakin’ terrified by any vampire (if they were real)…whether hot and sexy or not. I love all the book covers so if I win no worries about which one.

Emails have been sent out to you but if I do not hear from you before I roll out of bed on Sunday morning, I will select another. Nothing against you, just wanting to keep in line with the SMS policy of shipping out by the 30th if I can.

I also was surprised to discover that the main theme of characters selected was not what I had hypothesized! I didn’t run any stats but it seems like most of you would want to meet someone to be your friend above any other kind of character. Second to that is someone wise. I had expected Mr. Darcy and the like to be higher on the scale so you surprised me! Choosing a character is hard, especially if I must pick only one. I can think of many for different reasons. Some to befriend, some for amour (in another life of course;), some to protect. But I think ultimately it would be a certain historian from Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. What a wealth of knowledge! Of course, I would come prepared…

Thanks for playing, and thank you Sew Mama Sew for another cool internet community event :)

SMS Giveaway Day!

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I will tally it up and then post the winners soon! :D

Thank you guys so much for your interest :D


This week begins Sew Mama Sew’s May Giveaway Day, and I am happy to once again participate!

This round, I am giving away 4 book covers which fit the standard Mass Market size paperbacks. You know, the short fat ones that are about 4.25 x 6.75 inches.

Cute & Colorful

fabric book cover giveaway
fabric book cover giveaway


fabric book cover giveaway
fabric book cover giveaway

Clean & Preppy

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fabric book cover giveaway

Embroidery Experiment

fabric book cover giveaway
fabric book cover giveaway

The first (and thus far only other) time I participated, I had asked for everyone’s favorite author or book. The literary winner was Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice for those interested.

I had also asked the winners last time to give me their thoughts on the product since I was still working out the pattern. Since then, I have worked it out and am now at the stage of experimenting with the embellishments. If only there were more weekends in the week, eh?

This round all I ask from you is to be kind and only leave one comment. Please include:

  • What character would you love to meet in real life and why?
    (Name the book and author of course;)
  • Which cover would you prefer?
    (Although in the case of ties, I will choose randomly.)
  • Your email address
    (It is ok to disguise it such as:  calynn ((at)) thecrafties ((dot)) com)

Side note: If you are having trouble finding the Comments link (look up top, under the date), then click on the title and scroll to the bottom. (This theme still has a few quirks, and for that I apologize.) Comments are moderated so it may take a while for yours to appear, what with work and a NYC trip and all, but they will be tallied in order, this I promise you:)

Comments will be closed around midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, May 25th. The four international winners will be chosen at random and I will ship the covers out by the end of the month. I will email each at the close of the giveaway for the mailing information but if I do not hear from them by Saturday, May 28th, I will select another random winner instead.

Also, check back soon after the winners have been announced for the tutorial! Yes, finally! :D

Good luck and huzzah!

SMS Giveaway Day approaches!

I just signed up for the next give away day : May 23rd. Yippee! :D

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Hop on over here and check it out: Sew Mama Sew! May Giveaway Day

(How my first giveaway day went: Giveaway Day! )

Maybe that will prompt me to forget about the house remodelling and pry myself away from the darling little stray kitty and craft again!

Oh, and something I never did get around to sharing – I won something from Made By Rae in December!! Check it: Falalalafabric Giveaway Winners (#7 :) That is unrelated to Sew Mama Sew’s thing but still, giveaways rock! I have not used the fabric yet, but I do have plans. It was even cuter in person:)

Gosh, I also forgot to share that I won something from WorldBuilders! Each year author Patrick Rothfuss is a part of this thing through Heifer International. Or maybe its Heifer International through WorldBuilders. Well, whatever the case, for every donation you make, they match it. How amazing is that?! And what Mr. Rothfuss does in addition to that is that he organizes a type of giveaway himself. For every 10$ increment you donate, you are entered to win all kinds of cool stuff. Like I can’t even tell you the amount of awesomeness that goes into this. And for such a great cause! I won a signed copy even! When I finish it, I’ll declare but for now reading has gone on the wayside :(