Friday, October 31, 2008

Blogoversary Giveaway

In honor of my first Blogoversary, I wanted to do a little giveaway. And I thought, what better to give away than something I made myself? I've been itching to try dying my own floss, picking up supplies along with way as they've been on sale. I finally amassed a bag full of floss and the necessary dyes, and went to town. (Yes, there will be a post on this.) To my surprise and delight, it came out VERY well.

I have four flosses up for grabs, each an entire skein of DMC cotton floss, dyed by me.

From L-R: American Girl (red, white and blue), Sweet Pea (pink and purple), Rainbow Sherbet (pink, yellow, orange and green), Candy Corn (yellow, orange and white)

To win one of these flosses, leave a comment on THIS post and let me know which one you'd like. I'll choose one winner by random drawing for each color. And if you like more than one, let me know, and I'll enter your name in all the drawings, but you'll still only win one floss. Deadline for entering is Tuesday, November 4th. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday morning.

As you can see, I was also messing around with creating floss cards / tags for each floss, trying out different fonts and such. (I collect fonts. I love to play with them) DH thought perhaps I could make a small business out of this, and maybe I will at some point, but for now, it's just for fun.

Also, you should note that NONE of these flosses should be considered colorfast. I rinsed them very well until the water ran absolutely clear, then rinsed them again. However, I can't guarantee they won't bleed - no overdyed floss is guaranteed, and I wouldn't suggest stitching anything with them that needs to be washed.

I'd like to send a special thanks to Rachel for posting her methods, as I (mostly) followed them. Thanks, Rachel!

47 comments:

Cindy said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

They are all beautiful, and I would be thrilled to win any of them :) Please enter my name in your drawing!

SFOFO279Stitch said...

Beautiful colors, I like the Rainbow Sherbet, and the American Girl too, Please enter me in your drawing!

Beth said...

Happy Blogoversary! They are all so pretty, hard to choose one, but I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the Rainbow Sherbet one I think!

Chiloe said...

These threads are very beautiful: you are very talented ;-)

i love the rainbow sherbet too !!! and the candy corn ;-)

Heather said...

Happy Blogaversary :D That’s great! Isn’t it fun? I just had my 2 year mark too :)

I am envious of your floss dying skills, very beautiful. Sign me up for your drawing please, for all of them, I can’t choose just one :D

Wendy said...

Happy Blogiverary! I would love to be included n your draw :-) (And personally I like the first floss tag the best)

Barbara said...

I would love to be in the draw for Candy Corn, which I would use to make something WAY COOL (as my eldest says) for next Halloween. :D

Anna van Schurman said...

Ooh! Love them all. But I won't be greedy. Put me in the draw for rainbow sherbert.

Laura said...

Wow!!! These are amazing!!!!! Could you put me in the rainbow sherbert category! or the American Girl...

You really should consider an Etsy shop for these!! So lovely!

Thank you for this treat!

Kathy A. said...

Jenn - they are all so beautiful. I would be happy with any one of them. Please toss my name in the hat!

Claire said...

Jenn, you did a wonderful job. They are great. You can add my name into all four hats. ;) lol
And I like all of the tags too.

Proudmom said...

Hi, I'm Debbie and a fellow stitcher. I love your floss and would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks!

BW said...

It looks like you did a wonderful job on dyeing your own floss. They are all beautiful. I think my favorite is the Candy Corn. :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Aww... what sweet floss. You did a great job with the colours. I wouldn't mind either one of them :) All of them appeals to me.

Dianne said...

Happy Blogoversary!!
You did a great job dying these! I'm really impressed.
Love the rainbow sherbet-so flowery too!
www.diadsie.wordpress.com

Kathy said...

Happy Blogoversary. It is quite an accomplishment to keep going for a whole year.

Very nice job of dyeing. It is hard to choose which one I like best. American Girl because I like patriotic stuff, Sweet Pea because I like purple and the Candy Corn looks yummy. I will take any of them if I am so lucky to win.

Keep up the good work, but don't let it get in the way of your stitching.

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Hi Jennifer,
happy blogoversary,
I would love to win any one, hard to choose favourite.
I do like the fonts and design on the first one on the picture, the american girl card.
Thank you for doing this giveaway.

Courtney said...

These are super cute!! Please add me into any of the drawings, I'd love to try them out!

Yuko said...

Dear Jen,
Did you dye these beautiful threads by yourself???????
They are amazingly beautiful, how talented you are, Jen!!!
I thought that you bought overdyed threads in town!!
Anyway, Happy blogoversary!
I'd like to have "Sweet Pea", it's so beautiful, isn't it!
Please enter me in the drawing, thanks :D

Angela said...

Well done on the bolgversary. I've had my wensuite for nearly 3 years now and I know how much time blogs and websites take up.

The threads are great. Please add me to the list I'd love to win the Candy Corn one.

Nic said...

Happy Blogoversary!

And well done on dyeing such lovely threads - please enter me in the draw for any of them, I like them all!

Shebafudge said...

Happy Blogoversay!!

I would love to enter the drawing for the threads.

I really love Candy Corn and Rainbow Sherbet.

Cricketstitch said...

Happy Blogoversay! What a wonderful way to celebrate. I would love to be entered in the drawing for anyone one of your threads. Thank you so much!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! Love Rainbow sherbert :)

xstitch.nl said...

Happy Bogiversary! Wow, that floss looks fabulous, especially the "Sweat Pea"!! Please toss my name in the hat for that one... What a great giveaway!

Pike said...

Happy Bloggoversary! I love ALL of them, so please enter me in every drawing.

BTW, will be off to hospital on Monday and checking my e-mail as soon as I get home... :)

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo (dot) kallioniemi@yahoo (dot) com

Kendra said...

Happy Blogoversary!

WOW, those look fantastic! I'm so envious that you can make your own dyed floss. I love all 4 colors and would be honored to win any of them. Sign me up for all 4. :-)

You could try selling them on etsy and see where it goes from there!

Sharon said...

Happy Blogaversary! The flosses look fab! I can't wait to here how you did it. Please enter me in the rainbow sherbert one!

Michele said...

what a nice giveaway for your blogiversary! I love how they all came out :) an Esty shop is in your future, I can see it now!

I love them all .. but Sweet Pea kinda calls out to me :)

Kathryn said...

I, too, love them all, but I'll just go for Sweet Pea. I used to Batik, so I think I could dye threads, but you actually went and DID it. Good job!

Joan said...

They all are very pretty. I like Sweet Pea the best. Nice job on the dying.

Joanie R.
jdnrob@roadrunner.com

Valerie said...

They are all beautiful! I would love to be in the drawing for the chance of winning any of them.

Lee said...

Love the Rainbow Sherbet! Of course they're all lovely...

Heather said...

i would love to be entered in sweet pea
thanks
Heather

Daffycat said...

I'm behind on my reader and I missed your Blogoversary. :o(

Hope it was a happy one! Enter me, please...such pretty threads!

Claire said...

What a cool contest! I love all the colors, but my favorites are rainbow sherbet, candy corn and sweet pea.
They all look wonderful!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!
You've done an amazing job on dyeing floss and creating floss cards, everything is so pretty! Please enter my name for Sweet Pea and Rainbow Sherbet.
Thank you.

Aussie Stitcher said...

They look wonderful Jenn, well done. Please enter me for Sweet Pea, of course, and Rainbow Sherbet.

Real Live Woman said...

I love American Girl and Candy Corn. Nice job!

CraftyT said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I have been neglectful on reading blogs latley. So doing catch up now.

I would love to win anyone of these beatiful colors, but my favortie is American girl.
Thank you for a wonderful drawing :)
Natasha

staci said...

Wonderful hand-dyed flosses! I would love to win any one of them :) Happy Blogaversary to you!!!

Meari said...

Holy cow! Those are P-R-E-T-T-Y!

Include me, please.... and Happy Blogversary!

Pumpkin said...

OMG Jennifer! You've been secretly busy behind the scenes ;o) Those colors are just gorgeous and I'll tell you right now, I'm not picky as to the color I'd want.

Susan said...

They're all very pretty. I'd be honored to win anyone of them...so please enter me in all 4. Thank you for the chance to win.

Carol R said...

Beautiful colours - please enter me into your draw

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Wow Jennifer! I think I am too late for the drawing -- shoot!! These are stunning. Why didn't you tell us you have floss dying skills? I see a business in the making!

Rachel S said...

those are AWESOME. Way better than the ones I did! LOVE THEM!