Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A (Belated) One Year Anniversary Celebration!

I hinted at this more than a month ago, but between my partner's parents visiting and doing some damage to my shoulder (who knew desk work was more hazardous than working underground in a mine?!), I'm only getting around to this now.

Though I think that there's never a bad time for a

Blog Birthday GIVEAWAY!!
Awesome Surprise for Awesome People
I have SEVEN PRIZES to give away to you awesome people, seven different prizes that cover a range of the topics I love to chatter on about here at Things I Make. Plus Rocks.  You are all amazingly supportive of my new beloved bloggy home, and I appreciate each and every one of you.  Yes, even those of you who read but don't comment - you're awesome and deserve fun prizes too!

Here's how it's going to work:
I'm going to post one giveaway prize a day for the next week, and all you have to do is comment on that prize post if you're interested!  You're welcome sign up for any or all of the prizes available, but just make sure you sign up on the individual prize posts.  The winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, September 7.  I may ask a question for you to answer, but that's totally voluntary!

Everyone is welcome to join.  I don't want to exclude anyone!  <3

Giveaway Prize Schedule:
August 26: Northern Lights bag set
August 27: The Knitting Directory, by Alison Jenkins
August 28: Ravens fat quarters
August 29: Knitted washcloth set
August 30: Black bean and natural alpaca yarn
August 31: Pattern Magic, by Tomoko Nakamichi
September 1: Rose quartz

Now keep in mind that this is NOT a sponsored giveaway - the prizes are all things I've made or bought to give to you all.  These books came off of my bookshelf, the bags came out of my sewing machine, and the washcloths off of my needles.  These aren't perfect, but they're made or chosen with love, and I hope you like them!


  1. Happy Blog Birthday! I've enjoyed reading all of your posts since you made your home here, and I'm looking forward to all of the new projects and new adventures to come. It's so generous of you to give things away on your birthday--I usually just hang around hoping people will bring me some cake. ;-)

    1. Actually, my birthday isn't until March! I couldn't possibly wait that long for the giveaway though. :D I created this blog a year ago last July, and finally drew attention to it from Sewing on Pins on Aug 10 I think? So it's not really any birthday, but we're going to celebrate anyways! I hope you sign up for some/all of the giveaways!

  2. How sweet! Lately, I'm one of those non-commenters but I do read faithfully. :-)

    1. Everybody lurks at one stage or another. ;) I just appreciate people making the move with me. Make sure you sign up for any of the giveaways that you like!

  3. That's an awesome idea. I've only given away ravelry patterns, well pattern, but I'm fixing to give away another. Anyway, you are a very hospitable blogger. I will so be trying for your hand dyed yarn :)

    1. Eh it's fun. It sort of blew up a bit, but I'm happy for it. I've won some spectacular giveaways this year, and I feel like it's a nice way to pay it forward. :)