Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giving Away

Though we have a few give-aways planned around here at the moment, I had a need to offer something special.
Books are one thing, and I'm so grateful to be able to offer them!, but I wanted something sweet and playful and beautiful.

Mainly, I think, because I feel my life is something sweet and playful and beautiful.
And some of that I owe to you, and to the sense of community you offer me.
Does that seem strange that I consider you my community?
You're my mama friends. Someone I tell my stories to. Friends that I can lay my problems and ideas before, and say "Here. What do you think?" People that give me ideas. And support. And love.
And I can't even begin to tell you how important all of that is to me.
I'm so, so thankful.

So!
I went begging to my friend and asked her to make us a present.

We have had and loved their stilts in our house for about two-and-a-half years, they were a gift for Trevelyn for his birthday.
This year, they've decided to put some of their ideas and craftwork in an Etsy Shop!
So it was an easy decision to choose these for a give-away for you.

The give-away starts today, and we'll close it December 10 - plenty of time for you to receive them by Solstice or Christmas.
The winner of the drawing may choose the large or small stilts.

They're handcrafted, wooden block stilts with soft rope handles, and Julie includes a note for you on how to take care of your wooden toys.
You may also place your order for the stilts at their Etsy shop, Craftmatter. If you order soon, there will be plenty of time to receive your order before the holidays!

All of the usual things apply to this give-away;
  • leaving a comment gets you one entry
  • being or becoming a follower (through the sidebar) gets you another
  • posting on your blog, facebook, or twitter will get you an additional chance to win
As always, the drawing will be done by hand, so please just leave one comment saying so if you are a follower, and/or if you have announced it for your extra entries.

Shipping will need to remain in the U.S. and Canada for this give-away, unless you are willing to pay the difference for overseas charges.
We'll announce the winner on Friday, December 10, 2010.

See?
Sweet, and playful, and beautiful.
Perfect.

47 comments:

  1. I sat for a minute trying to guess what it was from the picture before I read on. Neat giveaway!

    I'm a follower :-)

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  2. What a fun toy to have!I can already picture my girls on them! lol

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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  3. I can already see my monkies loving those! Thanks to you and your friend for the chance to win.

    And I follow. (:

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  4. These look so cool! :)
    (I'm a follower)

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  5. What a great giveaway. I was actually thinking of something like these as a gift for my niece this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I'm already a follower (and love to read your mama musings.)

    :-)

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  6. Thanks again Steph for featuring our stilts. We are very grateful:)

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  7. Don't be! I'm grateful to you!

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  8. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! I remember using these when I was a kid. I must have walked miles on them! My sons would love them, I'm sure

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  9. I found you via The Magic Onion & now I am a new follower looking forward to reading and being inspired by your posts.

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  10. 1.) This is my official, "Pretty please?" comment.

    2.) This is to say: Well, of course I'm a follower. I'm a virtual lemming. ;)

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  11. I follow your blog, and think these look like great fun!

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  12. These are awesome! Love them. My oldest daughter would think these are great. Hope I win!!

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  13. Tweeted it too! @alenlund

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  14. My kids would love these! It keep them from trying out various household items to use for stilts. Thanks!

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  15. Would love a pair for my littles. Been wanting to make some but no tools :)

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  16. LOVE these. Of course I'm a follower. I'm in Canada...but would pay the difference if you happen to draw my name. :)

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  17. My eldest son worked with stilts at a homestead visit this summer and LOVED them! We would love our own pair!
    And I am a follower!

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  18. I have three kiddos who would love these! I may have to fashion some myself :)

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  19. Super cool looking stilts!
    i've signed up to follow you!
    thanks for the giveaway!!
    Mary

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  20. My son Jakob would adore these!

    Gratitude for the chance to win

    <3

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  21. I am a follower of Ordinary Life Magic

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  22. These look great, so simple and fun. Thanks! Sarah

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  23. The stilts are simply beautiful! What kid wouldn't want a set of those:)

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  24. Love the simplicity of these.

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  25. I just found your site this morning. It is so wonderful and I think it will be a blessing to me. Thank you!

    I linked to you on my blog:
    http://yellowgreenblue-edu.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hi I love your sight. Over the past month or so I have read all your entries. You are an inspiration to me as I unschool my 6 year old son. I have borrowed lots of your ideas :) I look forward to following your blog for years to come. Thanks again.

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  27. Melanie -
    What a lovely compliment. I sincerely thank you. :)

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  28. I'd love to enter your drawing!

    Mrs. H

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  29. I'm also a follower.

    Mrs. H

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  30. What a great toy and a great giveaway! I'm also a new follower!

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  31. Oh, I have 4 boys that would absolutely adore these!

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  32. Thanks so much for the chance, my 3 kiddlettes would adore these being a Christmas gift for them to share.

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  33. I think my boys would love these. I mostly love that they are handmade and crafted from WOOD. One of my favorite mediums to use in children's toys.

    onepinkfish @ yahoo.com

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  34. I am a follower and have been for awhile now. Love your blog. It is my favorite that i read.

    onepinkfish @ yahoo . com

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  35. What a great toy for cold, winter days. My daughter would love these.

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  36. I loved these as a kid! would love to win some for my little girls

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  37. I also mentioned this on my facebook status!

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  38. you continue to inspire me, I appreciate you!!!

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  39. I have been dreaming of a pair of these for my oldest daughter for a long time. And what a beautiful pair this is! Thanks for the chance to add these to our home!

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!