Monday, December 13, 2010

Fuel for the Last Weeks of Holiday Crafting (Giveaway)


I'm participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day by offering a giveaway of loose-leaf tea (Ice Wine) and homemade granola, gifts that will fuel your body and inspire your creativity, to get you through those last crafting days before the holidays. 

Or if you're one of those plan-ahead types and you're all ready, then you can sit by the fire and sip away while reading a book.

My warmest wishes as  you celebrate all that is this season!  Stephanie

Please leave a comment telling me about the holiday projects you have remaining, or have already completed. I'll pick the winner at random on Friday, Dec 17th.  (International shipments OK.) 

120 comments:

sarah in the woods said...

Great giveaway! I need to make a few things yet, one - a felt ball with silk streamer for my niece.

Katie said...

Oh man, I'm so behind on crafting. I have belts, canister labels, wine totes, pj pants... Yikes!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Melanie said...

Lovely gifts, Steph! I haven't made anything yet this year, but I'm planning to make some apple streudel and caramel corn next weekend. I also have grand ideas of making some hand-embroidered napkins, but I'm not sure if that's actually going to happen...

Heather said...

I have soo many holiday projects on the go. Baking, quilting, and I am trying to finish a crocheted hat for my daughter!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Marilyn said...

Two tea parties done this past weekend. Will bake alittle for a small gathering on Wednesday, then most just wrap packages and enjoy sitting by the fire with a good pot of tea. Had an interesting chai this morning with chocolate and hot pepper flavoring. No more crafting, unless I run out of cards to send.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I am working on one last project - an embellished cushion with my in-laws wedding pic on it printed out in silk and then lots of lace and frou-frou! lol
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

I have managed to finish an apron, a mug rug, a pair of socks, have loads of little fleece blankets to finish.. love my tea. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Amy said...

Oh....I will need fuel. I have yet to complete knits socks for my son and mother in law. I have only one of four socks completed....knit, knit knit!!! avennett AT verizon DOT net

trinitylou said...

Man, I have so many projects remaining! It's been an insane year, I'm just so behind! Thanks for the generous giveaway, and happy holidays!

Belle + Bee said...

princess pillows, doll with swaddling blanket and diaper, pajamas, needle felted fairy play set, natural wooden blocks...and that's just what's on the still to do list:)
I'm hosting a giveaway too, so pop on over if you have some time...
belle-n-bee.blogpsot.com
beckymac1@hotmail.com

Amanda Pedro said...

yummy. I'm just trying to keep up with my orders. No more orders for me!
I love love love tea. all different kinds.
thanks for sharing

Katie said...

This is great, I love granola and trying new granola recipes. I am mostly done with all my knitting for this Christmas. I knitted 5 scarves and 5 hats for my family this year (they picked out the color and style though).

IVYesque said...

Awesome giveaway!
I'm still working on knitting a pair of slippers for my Mom, and I hope to make a batch of homemade pierogi for Dad.

Sara said...

I have made a quilt for my MIL and pillow case for my brother and now I am working on a quilt for my friend's daughter!

Katie said...

Oooo - fun giveaway!

Remaining projects include a pair of mittens, a sweater vest, and some felt trees!

konester said...

Yummy looking stuff.
I have a lot of things still to make for Christmas; bags and art folders, aprons, and my husband is making penny whistles!

Melissa said...

Great! I'm still working on a scarf for the husband. mmcgowan at zoomtown dot com

Wendy said...

oh, what a great giveaway! I've done nothing so far. And here I sit at the computer checking out blogs... oy! On the list is a bunch of sewing (a purse and a doll and some zippy pouches) and baking (stollen and cookies and fudge). I'd better get busy!

java diva said...

yum! i would love to try that tea.

Jingle said...

I still need to make most of my cards - good thing I hand deliver! LOL! This is a wonderful giveaway!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Stefanie said...

I just finished making two fleece blankets. Never made them before, but were super simple, where you cut, and knot around the edges. Love them!

slove554(at)gmail(dot)com

Holly Underwood said...

Sounds delicious! I've made ornaments, some gift bags and a dancing snoopy shirt for my son. In progress are luggage tags for my dad and lunch sacks for my son and husband. Hopefully I'll also make lounge pants for my son, food bags for my husband, a casserole cover for my mom and a lot more gift bags. Time will tell!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog...thanks for sharing! Easier to list my projects...LOL

Completed:
30+ crocheted hats (jester, beanies, tassel, owl)
2 fleece bathrobes
6 lazy girl bags
6 wallets to match
6 snap makeup bags to match
6 teabag wallets to match
6 coin purses to match
1 toddler Christmas dress
1 toddler Cowboy shirt to match dress
1 set doll clothes to match dress
1 babydoll quilted carry tote w/changing pad that rolls up & snaps to it
1 crocheted babydoll blankie
1 crocheted scarf w/pompadoodle
2 5 x 5 square zippered cubes w/handles

Still Left to do:
1 man's hawaiian motorcycle shirt
2 crazy quilt journal covers
2 crocheted owl hats
6 pair fleece slippers
wrap gifts
mail gifts
baking 12 different types

whew...think I'll make it? LOL Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

crescendogal@yahoo.com
Great Falls, MT

Max. H said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am still working on a few last minute knit mittens and hats!

Desiree said...

I made a bunch of mini journals for everyone this year. I finished Christmas gifts this summer because I knew I wouldn't want to shop during the fall/winter. Thank you for the chance to win!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

Kitty Vane said...

So far the only holiday projects I've managed to finish is the little soft toy I made for this Giveaway Day and another little soft toy I made as a present for my boyfriend's god-daughter.
I'm in the middle of making another holiday themed plushie now, and I have a whole pile of gifts waiting to be made.
...I'm afraid that I'm woefully behind with my holiday crafting.

Sarah said...

Such a great giveaway. My birthday is the 17th, and winning would make the day extra-special.

I am making a plush green duck for one of my best friends. I know it sounds odd, but it was a special request. I hope to finish by the end of the week.

Nicole said...

I have two comforters to finish, an apron for a toddler, and a baby quilt (although that probably won't make it by Christmas) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristin said...

Those pictures made my stomach growl. ;) I'm working on a doll quilt for my daughter.

(craftymom85atgmaildotcom)

Mystica said...

Dont enter me as Australia will not allow food items to be sent in parcels!

I am having a giveaway on my blog as well - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Please do enter

JD said...

So much more to do! I'm making an apron, a child's smock, some 18" doll sleeping bags, a tea bag wreath... and probably a few other things as well.

PrairiePeasant said...

I have some mini stockings to finish knitting yet.

Kayla said...

This is awesome! One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to sit and read a book snuggled up in a blanket by the fireplace, with a cup of tea in my hand:)

swim(dot)kayla(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stacy said...

I have just a few homemade bags to go and I'm done!

Tracy said...

That's a wonderful giveaway, and by far one of the more original ones.

I have to make some bookmarks for my niece for Christmas and get some baking done. Otherwise I'm completely finished. :)

dianne said...

How kind to think of us as we are busy thinking of others.
jmclean at mts dot net

Kelly said...

I have multiple projects to get done for Christmas, but instead I bloghoppin' thanks to sewmamsew.

EricandWendi said...

I have an art drawing illustration of my friends dog that I am hoping to tackle as a fun gift! Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Very hard holiday season this year. I am expecting in 3 weeks so I have been torn between doing baby projects and gift projects. Baby everything has totally been winning though. Would love some of your good stuff to relax myself =)

Susan

susansisney@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity! I have SO many holiday projects to knit. I think I am afraid to list them because I know there is no way I will finish in time for Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Kelli said...

What a kind giveaway! I'd love to try your tea while I finish a cap for my Dad, teacher snacks, pj pants, and a baby quilt for my newest cousin!

Mary said...

Mmmmm, tea would be perfect for a cold day like today.
I still have to make some timy cloth napkins for my niece's new play kitchen!

missknitta said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am still making furoshiki (fabric wrapping) to gift to my friends, and I am hoping to finish one more quilt. Thank you so much for participating!

Holly said...

So far I have finished one blanket for my daughter and have one more to go or my niece. Plus a few little zippered pouches for friends. I love to idea of tea & granola for a giveaway.

Sarah said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

Sarah
sarahchristopher@hotmail.com

CMEH said...

Oh I love Homemade granola! I can't think of anything better!!!!! This is a wonderful giveaway! I have two more key chains three wallets and a some picture frames left to make... that was all suppose to happen this weekend but not happened! Oh well!

StephanieS said...

I have made a Christmas tree ornament for my son. Thanks for the chance to win your yummy treats. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

whimsygal said...

two of my fave things --- thanks!!!!

Shana said...

I am trying to finish the apron I am making for a blog friend.

Kristin said...

I still have a quilt to finish up, as well as a dress-up Robin Hood hat. :)
seemommysew @ gmailDOTcom

Alyssa said...

Mmm, sounds delicious. I'm just about done with some homemade earrings for my sister (which turned out better than expected). I just have to sew a few more ornaments and maybe a stuffed animal or two and then I'm done! Tpingshanks for the giveaway!
embyrfire(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

a baby quilt must finish now
ryderryder38@hotmail.com
ryderryder38(at)hotmail(dot)com

K@ren said...

I still have that pesky teacher gift left. =( Thanks for a great giveaway!! Have a wonderful holiday season! <3 xox

krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

ottomania said...

Still to sew gifts for all the kids. :-) Thanks for a chance to win

Allison said...

tea and granola sounds lovely. i've finished a hat and scarf for my sister. i'm still working on some crocheted things for my mom.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I'd love to try that tea, please include me and thank you for he opportunity!

camelama said...

I have a few little bags left to sew for family that will be here in my state this Christmas, and a knitting bag for a friend. I hope. :)

Violet said...

My biggest project was an advent calendar I made for a friend. I still sent it out late but not too bad! That was fun since I made little things for it too.

gill said...

Oh dear - lots more to do and only eleven days to go!

Leigh Anne said...

I need some serious fuel to finish my project list!

Lauranie said...

LOVE IT!! It is soo pretty! I am making wwaaayy to much for my family...HELP! :) Thanks for the chance to win!! Have a fun giveaway!

Daydream Believer said...

The big project I already completed is a pocket advent calendar for my family! :) I still need to finish a few gifts for my kiddos and I was hoping to make a new tree skirt but, eh, maybe next year! ;)
Thank you for the chance to win!
daydreambelievershop{at}gmail{dot}com

Trulyana said...

I have been making mostly Christmas cards. (up-cycled) and have been sending them as appropriate. Beautiful gifts. Thank you so much for doing this giveaway.

Julia said...

I've done all my Christmas knitting! I knit a new neice due shortly a gorgeous wee white dress to the Acacia pattern..though there is a dress I plan to whip up for my daughter before Christmas. Thanks for the chance to enter and Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love this giveaway!! We have quite a few projects going on around here but the one I am most looking forward to will be baking some yummy treats for the neighbors and family next week :)

contact: sdhort2@uky.edu

MJ said...

I am finishing up some flannel pajama pants for all family & extended family members (each family group is a different fabric) and all the ladies are getting a Lickety Split bag as well.

Genevieve P said...

I still need to make a duvet cover for my daughter, and a knot doll for my niece, and doll diapers for another niece... and lots more. Still 11 days--plenty of time, right!! Thanks for the giveaway.
parknj at verizon dot net

Kelly said...

This is great! Thanks for participating. ~Kelly, wyndsung@gmail.com

Line said...

I still have not started my Xmas handmade projects (too many ideas, too little time...) so I'd be in great need of some nice tea & granola...
Thanks for the chance
linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

Laura said...

I'm working on some handmade (sewn) projects for my sister--camera cover, cell phone cover, etc.

Thanks for the giveaway!

orinoco14 at yahoo dot com

cat song said...

Wow! Thanks for the great giveaway! Currently, making a scrapbook for my boyfriend :)

cy.song1 at gmail dot come

Sara said...

I actually am finished with my gifts - I made a lot of pillowcases

Love your giveaway...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Poppyprint said...

YUMM!!! That's a nice giveaway. I made a table runner and would still like to make a bunting for our living room windows. That was supposed to be today's project, but I'm a little busy entering give aways.

Lindsay said...

I am baking my presents this year :)

Lindsay.forgette at gmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

I would love to win this! I'm still sewing baby quilts for Christmas.

Brenda said...

I was in a serious holiday gift funk for my grown up children. Thanks to this post and SouleMama's this week, I'm thinking of trying to create a breakfast basket from my pantry/freezer - lamb sausage, maple syrup, granola, backyard eggs, maybe some pumpkin sweet rolls?

TZel said...

I would love to make a scrap quilt scarf soon. Thanks!
bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

Sarita said...

yum yum YUM! nothing better than tea and granola and a book (i'm adding my own book in there).
due to some family upset it looks like the one big project i'd planned to have finished as a christmas present (king size bear paw quilt) won't be nearly done enough... but the recipient's birthday is the end of january, so it should work out just fine.
thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

April in Autumn said...

Oh, tea and granola!

I have to plan ahead because I have to ship everything home before Christmas. I still have some homemade nutella and at least one pouch to finish. By Thursday night. Oh, and I need to pack. And ship stuff. And do laundry. AHH!!

Digital Misfit said...

That tea sounds amazing.
I have stitched up so many feltie ornaments for friends and family (and swaps!). I still have some embroidery to work on, and a painting.

hugs from snowy Ontario, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Most of our loved ones live hither and yon, so getting their packages wrapped and shipped is my most pressing task. Got 2 sent out today, and will finish up on Thursday. I love this prize! Tea and granola sound AWESOME right about now. Thanks for offering it to us. gatochica@yahoo.com

Margeepoo said...

I'm working on making a tote bag for my boyfriend's mom for Christmas.

Theresa said...

Photo coasters were our big project this year. You have beautiful stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

lwm said...

Today I finished 4 pillowcases for grandsons. Next to finish-a Christmas stocking for a granddaughter.

Simply EC said...

My husband demands that I enter this giveaway, although I didn't need much convincing. We're big tea and granola lovers around here!

I still have a quilt for my son to finish and I'm doing a Christmas craft fair on Sunday so I'm churning out merchandise all this week. It's going to be fun but I'm looking forward to having it over with so I can get back to enjoying the holidays! Blessings!

Ms Muffin said...

Oh, you do not want to know about the remaining holiday projects ... Basically I still have to finish ALL the presents for the kids:
an owl mobile and tree cushion for my little boy (1 year old)
an apron, a skirt, a stick horse and a hooded scarf for my daughter (5 years old)
and a sweater for my hubby, too.
No idea how I will pull that one off ...

Thanks for this great giveaway!
Come by my blog and enter mine if you want to!
Love
Ms Muffin
ulli-xox [at]web[dot]de

Lichtlein said...

What a wonderful idea!
Nothing better than a handmade gift!
God bless you.
Kind regards from Germany.
Claudia
frauknopf@gmx.de

parTea lady said...

I'm still trying to finish the shaggy raggy quilt for my new granddaughter (not easy with a major blister from all that clipping). :-)

Thanks for the great giveaway. Your homemade granola looks delicious and I've been wanting to try that type of tea.

merlinthecat said...

Yummmy giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Emily said...

This is so nice - nothing like a cup of tea to keep you going in this cold weather! I'm finishing up ornaments for my daughter's Christmas countdown calendar and then starting a craft tote for an under the tree surprise.

Irina said...

mmm...lovely giveaway!
I'm quilting a baby quilt at the moment...

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I have all the handmade Christmas presents remaining because I fell ill and have a last minute market so I will be super busy next week! Hoping I win a giveaway to do less work hehehe...

xo Steph (another steph)

aiah23 said...

I just finished my first quilting project: a table runner and placemat for my parents but I still need to finish my sister's crochet hook case, make homemade kahlua, and do some baking next week.

littlebitty said...

I made the cutest little silverware holder stocking for my mother in law this year! Now, I can hardly wait to give them to her!
dvdenter (at) gci (dot) net

Morgan said...

Mmmm, tea. I am nearly done with holiday crafting, just a few finishing flourishes on the jars holding gifts for neighbors. Pretty proud of myself this year!

Shirley said...

This is the first food giveaway I've seen. Yummy. What a great idea.

La Tea Dah said...

I am making a scrapbook of wedding photos and keepsakes for my new daughter by marriage.

La Tea Dah

Beth- the mama bee said...

I need to finish several projects. a large quilt project included!
Bmoore_mamabee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Claire said...

mm yummy. I'm finishing up a toddler backpack for my nephew and a doll for my daughter.

Dreaming Monet said...

yummy! this pregnant lady would LOVE some homemade goodness to consume... that sounds so divine.

i am making cloth memory games for my daughter and niece. i am also going to be baking lots of cookies! and sewing doll clothes.

thanks for the chance to win!

Cal said...

Made a shopping bag today and I am working on a diaper bag right now!

crazyestonian said...

You have the nicest giveaway! Tea is the best!

I am still hoping to sew my daughter a Little House In the Prairie outfit. I have fabric and pattern, as soon as I finish the teacher gifts (half a mitt to go plus ends to weave in) I will get to it.

Melanie said...

What a great Christmas gift! Thank you for the chance.
thurbs8(at)yahoo(com)

Kylie said...

I've been making felt ornaments this year and just have to sew hanging loops onto them. I'm so glad I won't be crafting on Christmas Eve this year. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Katie said...

I still need to make all the food-type gifts with my kids--coffee mixes, chex mix, etc. as well as finish up all the sewing projects. Thanks for the chance to win!
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Steph said...

Wow - I've never, ever had this many comments. SOOOO cool!

Jenny said...

im behind as always, so im focusing on collecting sale Christmas fabrics for NEXT years quilt. Starting asap!

Trevor & Edwina said...

Umm, all my holiday projects remain - 1 pr pants, 2 skirts, 2 scrapbook pages for the grandparents, 1 scarf, 1 pr slippers!

shwebel at gmail dot com

annaelyse said...

i still have to bake come cookies and make come chai concentrate to give away. sigh. when will it all happen? :)

anna.cordes(at)gmail(dot)com

C + C said...

I am almost done! I just need to make some holiday goodies for my teacher friends, (Oreo Truffles, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, and Peanut Butter Balls). Chocolate is amazing :) Haha! Have a very Merry Christmas and thanks for this yummy giveaway, oh how I would love to win these two items!

cthompson4 at liberty dot edu

Kimberly said...

Love me some tea. Working on a cowboy quilt and drawings.Thanks

Terri said...

I am finishing up a rag doll I am making my daughter. I need to give her hair and make her a dress and socks. I am also finishing up a Koji doll for my little guy. Still to do: Alabama Stitch shirts, tie, hats and baking goodies next week. Hoping to finish all my sewing this weekend. : ) Lovely giveaway. Thanks
espmax(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty D from NC said...

I love this. thanks for the giveaway and happy holiday

Jessica said...

If I list all of the projects I have remaining I will start to cry. In order of importance the top ones are:

stockings for my kids
and
purses for my two best friends

Thanks for the chance!

Cid said...

What a great giveaway. Just what I need to keep going with my crafting.
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

Victoria said...

I have so much left to sew. I have three quilts to bind, potholders to make and loads to ship!

Anita said...

I'm making sleep pants for my husband and sons (7 in all) and a flower girl's dress for a daughter's wedding the next week!

Jackie said...

I have made my own ornaments this year.

mean green mom said...

I would love to win, what fun treats! I am making a quilt for my daughter, its taking forever- but its so pretty.
Thanks
meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

Sherry said...

What a thoughtful giveaway. I am not finished with some of the plans I had made for crafting. I decided today to put everything away and spend the rest of this Christmas season enjoying family and friends, do a little baking and relax. I have made several ornaments, aprons, purses and the rest will have to wait.