And the winner of the Burl Maple Button, is
KelleBelle... Please email me, Kelle and collect your button!!
Next up? The EGG HOOK!!
Drawing #4 the grand finale:
entry and drawing date to be announced.... stay tuned!
This is one of my original EGG hooks that I developed way back in '05 or so in an effort to help folks who have hand trouble and have had to either cut back crocheting or stop altogether. Anyways, if you've been wondering if an egg hook would help YOU, here's your chance for a FREE one. I made this a larger size (L) so you can use it for really fun, fast projects. Its 5 inches long.
So I'll post in the comment sections below here, and you can post a comment as your entry...
HERE WE GO!!!
Remember this will be the last NATCROMO giveaway from Jimbo.. But mark your calendars!! INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY is coming this Sept. 12. BIG Day!!! I'll be doing something spectacular for that day when ALL crochetiers go out and promote crochet!
What's NATCROMO??? Why National Crochet Month! Not to be confused with International Crochet Day, which falls on September 12th, National Crochet Month, celebrated for the month of March, has been around much longer. I'll confess, I didn't know about NATCROMO when I came up with the idea of International Crochet Day, but I think there is plenty room on the calendar for both and both serve a great cause... promoting the Art of Crochet everywhere.
So in celebration of NATCROMO, I'll be doing a number of give aways here in the blog.
Here comes give-away number 3!
Who's got the button? YOU, if you win this drawing!!
This is a one of a kind first ever in the Universe hand-made-by-Jimbo maple burl button! Its just shy of 2 inches in diameter and is about a quarter inch thick. Just the right accent for that bag you're crocheting? Cinchy! Just enter to win by posting a comment below!
I'll announce the winner next Tuesday, March 17, at 10am Pacific Standard Time.
I'll only draw from entries for the button, so if you've entered before and NOT won, please enter separately for the button (if you like maple burl buttons, that is).
And spread the word about NATCROMO!!
Oh and foreign entries are welcome!!
drum roll. tatatatatatatatatata TAT..... Serena!! Now you have a pin for your first Shawl, Serena... please send me a photo of your shawl with the pin and I'll post it in the blog. Oh and email me your address if you would.
Thanks to all who entered... and don't dispair! I'll do another one of these and you can start entering now. I've entered a picture below, labled Pin #2 All who didn't win and others can enter again for the next pin.
and now Pin #2!!
SECOND WINNER (SORRY I'M LATE ANNOUNCING... BEEN TO THE DENTIST)
The second winner IS......tatatatatatatatatatTAT MARATEA36!!! You know its interesting. I use a random number generator to pick the winners and for the first winner the number was 22. And the second winner? Number 22 again! Amazing? Coincidence?? Twilight zone stuff goin on here. Anyways, Maratea, if you'd email me an address, I'll be sending your pin/stick along shortly!.
Thanks again everyone for entering. And there will ba prize #3 coming up here VERY soon so drop by again!
Actually shawl pins and hair sticks are as old with my craft as crochet hooks. Pins are pretty fun to do, but not as fulfilling as Crochet Hooks, and I doubt I'll change my focus much, but on a whim I made these little fellas from a piece of genuine Deadman Crick Fir, 6 5/8 inches long and decided to give them to YOU (if you're the winner) to start off the celebration. We have Serena as our first winner, now its time to enter for the Pin #2.
As you see, both of these little sticks have great versatility in that they are reversible... honey color on one side, rust on the other. Both colors are totally natural. The sticks grew that way and the only thing I did to help them along to become a shawl pin / hair stick was to whittle it down a bit and smooth it out.
Don't have a ring for the pin??? Never fear! Jimbo's here! heh.. Just go to my friend Pam Gillette's website. What a talented person she is.. and so creative! In fact her instructions show using a crochet hook as the pin! (which bytheway that hook you see in her instructions???? Well it just HAPPENS to be a Jimbo Hook. Gotta love that Pam!!) So there you go...
Here's the link to Pam's site:
http://knottygeneration.blogspot.com/2007/09/make-your-own-shawl-pin.html (and if that doesn't work, just Google Pam Gillette Shawl Pin)
And here's an inspiration for beaded Shawl Pin Rings. VERY pretty, Alice!!
Here's HER link: (and i gave up on trying to insert this as a clickable link. Sorry i'm such a blogdummy) Anyways you can block and copy her address to your browser.. that'll work.....
What are YOU doing to promote Crochet? hmmmmm?