Sunday, December 18, 2011


Oh, that title was a horrible joke. But, good news: I have picked a winner for my entry in last week's Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day!

There were 57 comments, so I picked a random number with the help of and the winner was comment #20!

I hope the canal festival is a go for this year!

And it needs to be said again; thank you to everyone who commented! Your stories were great and I treasure all your kind words about my work.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thank you!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my giveaway this week! I loved reading about your favorite holiday traditions; lots of you have some really cool stuff going on this time of year. Comments on my last post are now closed and I'll pick a winner on Sunday. EXCITEMENT.

I'd like to say a special thank you to those of you who followed my blog, liked me on Facebook or favorited me on etsy! And thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew! for being so excellent and fun.

Tomorrow is Mr. Oliver's 4th birthday party, which makes for a busy day. And I still have lots of gifts to make for Christmas, so I will see you on Sunday!

Monday, December 12, 2011


I've been meaning to come back here and write another post and what better to draw me back than a giveaway!

I love the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog and had a ton of fun participating (meaning entering tons and tons of contests) in their last giveaway day back in May. I vowed that I would do my own giveaway next time, and figured I'd have to wait until next May. So I was surprised to see that SMS is doing a giveaway day TODAY (well, really, this week). But what a fun surprise!

So here's the deal. I am giving away one item of the winner's choice from my etsy shop, Ania Jane Threads. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me about your favorite local holiday tradition. Are there any cool festivals or events going on where you are? Is there something special people in your area do this time of year? I'd love to hear about it!

**Please make sure you include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!**

The giveaway will be open until 8pm EST Friday, December 16. I'll pick the winner that weekend using and I'll let the lucky person know by December 18 through email and on my blog.

You might be wondering what it is that I make, so here are a few pictures:

I embroider and sew wrist cuffs and child's headbands, so if you'd like to win something like what I've posted here, feel free to enter! International entries are welcome.

You are more than welcome to follow my blog or "like" my Facebook page, but that's not required to enter the giveaway. I promise to start posting more here once the holidays are over ;)

Thank you, and good luck!

PS: You can find tons more giveaways back at the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog.