Babycakes by Brooke is up next!

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Quick recap of the rules: You must like the facebook page of the person who contributed the prize, and you must like my new page, Nomadic Needles. Leave them a nice comment on their page (and you could even mention that I sent you!).  If your name is drawn and we find that you are not a fan of the page, then you will be disqualified and another name will be drawn. After ‘liking’ their page, you may leave a comment under the post about their prize and you will be entered. If you subscribe to my blog, fantastic! I should have no problems contacting you if you win. However, if you are not subscribed and post anonymously I will not be able to find a way to contact you, so please leave your email address in your comment!

Names will be drawn on January 14th at 9 pm central time, so you will have to tune in that day to see if you are a winner!

This next item was made and donated by Babycakes! The Sweetheart Tunic is made with a cotton knit material, and is sure to be as comfy as it is cute 🙂 Available in sizes 6 mon-11/12. This prize is a $25 value.

Go to Babycakes now and ‘like’ the page, so you can leave your comment on this post and be entered to win this precious dress! Remember, if you do not want to subscribe to my blog be sure you leave your name or email so I can contact you if you win 🙂

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And now, Sew Much Love Customs

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Quick recap of the rules: You must like the facebook page of the person who contributed the prize, and you must like my new page, Nomadic Needles. Leave them a nice comment on their page (and you could even mention that I sent you!).  If your name is drawn and we find that you are not a fan of the page, then you will be disqualified and another name will be drawn. After ‘liking’ their page, you may leave a comment under the post about their prize and you will be entered. If you subscribe to my blog, fantastic! I should have no problems contacting you if you win. However, if you are not subscribed and post anonymously I will not be able to find a way to contact you, so please leave your email address in your comment!

Names will be drawn on January 14th at 9 pm central time, so you will have to tune in that day to see if you are a winner!

Next up is a lovable little owl from Sew Much Love Customs.  Hannah made this owl using a Bit of Whimsy patterns. This beauty is a $15 value and whoooo wouldn’t love to add it to their little ones collection?!

Hurry over to like her page, Sew Much Love Customs, then come back and leave a comment below this post to be entered to win this prize! Remember if you are not subscribed that you should leave your name, and if you are posting anonymously add your email address so that I can contact you if you win 🙂 Good luck everyone

Let’s Get This Party Started…..with Walla Bear Designs

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Ok, we have gone through the intros and I hope you took a few minutes to glance at the pages of our guest contributors. Today I am going to start posting pictures of the prizes and let you start commenting and ‘liking’ the pages.

Quick recap of the rules: You must like the facebook page of the person who contributed the prize, and you must like my new page, Nomadic Needles. Leave them a nice comment on their page (and you could even mention that I sent you!).  If your name is drawn and we find that you are not a fan of the page, then you will be disqualified and another name will be drawn. After ‘liking’ their page, you may leave a comment under the post about their prize and you will be entered. If you subscribe to my blog, fantastic! I should have no problems contacting you if you win. However, if you are not subscribed and post anonymously I will not be able to find a way to contact you, so please leave your email address in your comment!

Names will be drawn on January 14th at 9 pm central time, so you will have to tune in that day to see if you are a winner!

Now, on to the fun stuff!

First, from Walla Bear Designs, a beautiful Valentines Zippy Pouch! This is a $12 value, free to one lucky winner. The winner will be able to choose a pink or red heart. This would be such a cute bag for make-up, phone storage, or even as a wallet!

Remember, first you need to like her page, Walla Bear Designs, leave her a nice comment to let her know you stopped by, then leave a comment under this post and you will be entered! If you have not subscribed to my blog and post under anonymous I will not be able to contact you if you win…so be sure if you post anonymously to leave an email address 🙂 

The Grand Opening Giveaway Introductions and Instructions

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I really wanted to start off this new year with a big giveaway, mostly to celebrate the grand opening of my business, but also because giveaways are fun! I have never hosted a giveaway with multiple prizes from other vendors, so this will be something new for me. Hope I don’t screw it up!

I thought it might be nice to get to know the vendors a little bit. So I will do my best to show them off, but to really get to know them you should visit their pages, websites, etsy stores, or whatever venue they use, because that is what is going to help you really see what they can do and what they are all about!

First up, is my neighbor and friend, Debbie Pittman.  She is always first in line to help out, and she loves to watch my kids….so in my eyes, she is at saint status 🙂 She has a wealth of crafting knowledge, and she is always willing to share her tips, tricks, and even her interfacing when I run out! While I do not know what she will be putting in the giveaway yet, I assure you, you’ll love it! You can view her etsy items here!

This next person is someone you have all come to know and love on facebook. Her shop features all sorts of lovelies for you and your kids at very reasonable prices. A huge thank you to Brooke from Babycakes for being a part of this giveaway. Brooke is a great friend, she was an awesome bridesmaid (that seems like a hundred years ago…but I guess it’s only been 7 years), and she is a very talented artist!  You can check her out on her facebook page, or her website.

Next up, is Mrs. Rebekah Farmer. She is the head honcho of Baby Mine. A beautiful boutique full of all kinds of gorgeous girly things….and some great boy items too. I only know Rebekah through facebook and, more recently, her blog. You can read for yourself what an inspiration this woman is. She is a generous and kind person and I am thrilled to have her participate in this giveaway! You can also find her etsy shop here.

You may have also seen this name around facebook….Walla Bear Designs. Everything there is created by Alaina Ingle.  All of her work is beautiful and her fabric choices are to die for! To see what I mean click here.  And especially here 🙂

Next is Hannah Dean from Sew Much Love Customs. She makes dolls, stuffed animals, blankets, bags, and more! I also love her fabric choices and have quite a few of the same stuff in my own fabric stash 🙂 You can find her on facebook through the link above, or on her etsy page.  Be sure to look through her photo albums to see all of the adorable creations she has.

Last, but certainly not least…Shiela Horton. A dear friend from elementary up through high school, Shiela and I go waaaay back. She recently started her own business, and wants to share her goodies with all of us. She runs Horton’s Heats and Treats, a home-based bakery. I have sampled her work, and trust me, it’s delicious! She offers, spices, jellies, baked goods, and the list could go on and on and on. You can also see her menu and prices here on her webpage.

Ok, so there you go…a very brief introduction to the people who are going to make this giveaway great! I huge thank you to all of you that are participating, it really means a lot to me and I can’t wait to return the favor to all of you 🙂

If you have clicked the links in this post then I am sure you are dying to know what you can look forward to winning….but be patient, pictures will be coming soon. All you will have to do to enter is to ‘like’ the facebook page of the individual that has donated the prize. I will post a picture of the item up for grabs on my blog and you will leave a comment under that photo to be entered. If your name is drawn and we find that you did not ‘like’ the page that provided the item, you will be disqualified and another name will be drawn. It’s all pretty simple, right?! I hope you are all as excited as I am…I think there will be some very satisfied winners after this is all said and done 🙂

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave me a little something to read in the comment section below.

2012!!

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I’m looking forward to this year for lots of reasons….

1. To really jump into this business of mine! I really want to get out there and sell some stuff.  I’ve started a new webpage, a blog, a new facebook page, and I’m hoping to hit some big time craft fairs this spring and summer. I have an official DBA (which I am pretty sure is a scam by the local government), and a tax ID! So be prepared to pay taxes on goods all you Texans 🙂

2. I want to learn how to organize my time.  I think if I could make a routine and stick to it, I would really be doing myself and my kids a favor.

3. I really want to focus on homeschool, and getting my kids the best education possible…so that one day when they have their own blog, they won’t have to apologize for their grammar 🙂

4. I want to post some tutorials on my blog! I have learned so much from other people on the internet that I would love to return the favor to some new sew-ers, crocheters, knitters, and whatever other kind of crafters I could help.

5. I want to make a pattern to sell. Not sure if it will be a sewing pattern or maybe crochet/knitting, I just don’t know yet.

6. I’m looking forward to having my husband back home from a deployment in Africa. We don’t have an end date at this point, but sooner always seems better than later to me! And, even though I always hate to wish away time, I certainly think about hitting that fast forward button every once in a while.

So what are your goals and dreams for 2012? I would love to know.

New Blog!

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I started this blog so that I could host super awesome giveaways and not worry about backlash from facebook, and to share some fun tutorials…when I get around to making them.

I will be having my first giveaway as Nomadic Needles on January 14th.  I am still recruiting more sponsors to make this as fantastic as possible! So keep a look out for all the wonderful prizes to come.

If you are looking at this theme and wondering, why would she pick this? What does it have to do with her business or webpage? The truth is, it doesn’t have anything to do with it. I just like it. I love bright, fun colors and crazy, out of control patterns, so just go with it. Plus, it’s so crazy fun you won’t even notice that my photog skills are nonexistent when I post pictures.