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This has been the most fun week ever!  I’ve loved reading everyone’s comments – and it’s not like you have just been entering for the giveaways – you’ve left some wonderful notes that are really encouraging to me!  Thank you so much, everyone!

I am excited to wrap up this week with one of my most recent newest things – a craft I became obsessed with over the summer, and it threatened to push my yarny-pursuits off the radar completely (although, I’m not sure if that could ever happen…) – paper cutting!

For my last Bloggy Giveaway giveaway, I will give one lucky commenter a custom designed paper cutting.

This might not sound special, but I feel like I’m really putting myself out there with this one.  The other giveaways I’ve been giving things that I love but that I don’t really have much creative input into on my own (OK, the owl was pretty creative, but I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember.  I’ve only been cutting paper for a couple months).  I’ve only designed a couple things myself, but I’ve been so pleased with how they’ve turned out, and I’ve gotten a great response from them…

Here are most of the things I’ve cut…

1. Big Boy Rocket, 2. Little Man Space Ship, 3. robot, 4. leaf, 5. dandelion blowing, 6. celtic knot 2, 7. flowers, 8. dandelion 2, 9. dandelion 1

The other things I’ve cut I’ve either not been happy with or not taken a picture of (whoops!).  Four of the cuttings I designed myself (numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5).  The others I used pictures as guides, with some modifications to make them appropriate for cutting.

If you win this giveaway, I will design and cut a custom piece of art for you – your choice of sizes (up to 12×12 inches – I work mostly in cardstock and use a lot of scrapbook paper) and your choice of colors, your choice of theme and wording… If you have a child that you’d like something special for their room, I’ve got some more great ideas along the lines of numbers 1 and 2… If you have a floral pattern that you adore in your dining room table cloth and would like a matching cutting for the wall, I’ll whip one up.  If you’d like to give your mother-in-law a special gift for Christmas to go with her southwestern-themed sunroom, I’ll try my best!  And I’ll have it to you way in advance of Christmas!  I will not frame it – that part will be up to you.

To win this custom cutting, please leave me a comment (with a valid email address) letting me know what you think you might like as a design if you win.  You won’t be held to that though – you can always change you mind when you win and start to really think about it.  Comments will be accepted through the end of the day (12:00am PST), and the drawing will occur on Saturday, November 1.

If this is your first time here, take a look around – I’d love for you to come back again!  Also, check out my Bloggy Giveaways from MondayTuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, the giveaway on my other blog, and the others at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival site!!!  This has been a wonderful week – it’s been fun meeting all of you!!!

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I got hooked (ha! get it? hooked?!) on amigurumi earlier this year when I discovered the brilliant designs of Mia at Owlishly.  I absolutely love her work – so cute!  When I got started on amigurumi, I bought a bevy of great amigurumi books (Mia sells her patterns individually in her Etsy shop – please check them out!) – all the books are from very talented designers.  And I need to share one of these fabulous books with you, so…

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Today, I will be giving one lucky commenter an amazing amigurumi book and a handmade crochet hook roll!

The book is Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Amigurumiby Tomoko Takamori.  Kyuuto! = CUTE!!! (I just want to run around the house yelling that – don’t you? …or is it only me? KYUUTO!!!!!!!!)  Look at some of these little guys whose patterns are in the book…

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Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures – that was hard taking pictures of pictures in a book!

 

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Look at those little frogs just lying around waiting to play!

While this book has some great patterns that are pretty easy to read, if you’ve never crocheted before, you might want to hop online and find some basic instructions for starting and doing single crochet.  The book is rather light on specifics for beginners. 

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The handmade crochet hook roll is similar to the one I made for my giveaway on Tuesday– but I realized when I made that one for the dpn needles, the crochet hooks were much shorter and didn’t really fit into the dpn roll.  So I made this one to fit standard size crochet hooks.  Again, please note: the crochet hooks in the case are not included in this giveaway – they are mine and I need them!!!

100_7767_editedHowever – if the winner of this giveaway does not have her (or his) own crochet hooks, I will be happy to include some…. these were hooks that I found while I was cleaning out my yarn bag, and they are doubles of ones that I already have (look at that honking HUGE hook!  Oh, so much fun to whip up a quick scarf with some bulky yarn – instant gratification!).  They are gently used, if they were used at all.  So all you will need is some yarn, and you’ll be ready to go!!!

To win this adorable amigurumi giveaway, please leave me a comment (with a valid email address) letting me know who you would give your first little amigurumi to.  If you’re not a crocheter (yet!) or if you don’t have any hooks, let me know that, too, so I will know if you would like the extras I have.  Comments will be accepted through the end of the week, and the drawing will occur on Saturday, November 1.

If this is your first time here, take a look around – I’d love for you to come back again!  Also, check out my Bloggy Giveaways from MondayTuesday, and Wednesday, the giveaway on my other blog, and the others at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival site!!!  Come back each day this week for more giveaway goodness!

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I decided in the middle of the day yesterday that I was having so much fun giving away Mr. Owl that I wanted to continue the fun!  I wracked my little brain, and I’ve come up with a giveaway for each day that reflects one of my passions.  Today it’s the obsession that started it all… knitting!!!

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To one lucky commenter, I am sending 2 fabulous skeins of Forbidden Fleece Cozy Sock Yarn and a handmade dpn needle roll!!!

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Another handmade project of mine, the dpn needle roll is made out of felt and ribbon.  The outside is a lovely burgundy color, and the inside is a nice light blue.  Please note: the dpn needles and crochet hook in the case are not included in this giveaway – they are mine and I need them!!!

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The sock yarn is from Forbidden Fleece, my favorite indie dyers who also happen to be friends of mine!  They are a fabulous husband and wife team who love yarn and want to bring the best to sock knitters everywhere! This Cozy yarn is hand-dyed, 100% Merino Superwash, 3 ply, fingering weight yarn.  I was only going to give away the skein on the left, since it is named after me – Leigh’s Woodlands (I told them what my favorite colors were, and they made a colorway with them!!!).  But as I was looking through the colorways I had, the Pumpkin Spice just jumped out at me, too! Such warm, cozy colors, perfect for a warm fall sock…. I fell in love with this colorway the first time I saw it!  I linked to their Etsy shop above, though they rarely sell on Etsy anymore – but that is a good way to get a peek of some of their stuff until they get their new website up and running.  Until then, if you are interested in getting your hands on some of this yummy goodness, you can contact them at forbiddenfleece (at) hughesnet (dot) com or join the Forbidden Fleece group on Ravelry.  FYI – they also have non-sock yarn, too… I haven’t had a chance to squeeze anything besides the sock yarn, but I’ve heard it’s all yummy!

To win this wonderful sock knitting giveaway, please leave me a comment with a valid email address.  I’d also love to know your favorite sock pattern, or the one you’re working on now, or if you don’t knit socks, tell me what your favorite thing to craft is.  Comments will be accepted through the end of the week, and the drawing will occur on Saturday, November 1.

If this is your first time here, take a look around – I’d love for you to come back again!  Also, check out my first Bloggy Giveaway, the giveaway on my other blog, and the others at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival site!!!  Come back each day this week for more giveaway goodness!

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Hi, everyone!  Welcome to My New Thing…. I’m Leigh, a SAHM with crafting ADD.  I fell in love with the crafting-bloggy-world last year, and I’m so happy to be a part of it!

Here on My New Thing, I share my crafting adventures, successes, and failures… and whatever else pops into my mind.  I’m actually starting something new today, too – my first weekly post called This Week’s New Thing.  And this week’s new thing is…

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My first Bloggy Giveaway giveaway!  Yes, I did a little giveaway for my 1 year bloggiversary, but this is the first time I’ve participated in anything so widespread!  So it’s very new to me… and I’m a bit nervous.  I’ve cleaned the place up a bit over the past couple days to get ready for you, so poke around and tell me what you think.

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And… on to the GIVEAWAY!!!  If you’ve poked around here a little bit, you’ll see I’m committed to making our Christmas gifts this year (it’s my newest new thing, before today).  I’ve had an idea bumping around in my head for a gift for one of my nieces, and I needed to make a prototype for it.  I whipped it up this weekend, and I must say, I’m very pleased with the results.  I hope you are, too, because I’m giving the prototype away! 

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I’m in love with all the owls around in the crafting world, and I had so much fun making this one!  It’s made of fleece, with patchwork wings (my first quilting ever!) and felt eyes and beak.  It’s approximately 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide, and about 3 or 4 inches deep.

To win this little guy, please leave a comment with a valid email address… that’s all you have to do!  Comments will be accepted through the end of the week, and the drawing will occur on Saturday, November 1.  I hope you love it as much as I do, and that you (or someone you love) will have fun hugging on it.

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Of course, I hope you enjoy it here and will want to come back, especially since I have a couple other giveaways cooked up for this week!!  I’ll post each on the Bloggy Giveaway site, too, so keep checking back for more fun!

Also, visit my other blog, Impress Your Kids, for more bloggy giveaway fun!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again!

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