Monday, January 26, 2009

*HELP!! My Tote is Empty!*

My birthday is in April and I would like to have the "Biggest Birthday Giveaway", but I need some help.

The prize is this tote:

or one like it if this sells, with piles of goodies from different Shops that have donated an item. Each donation will get it's own picture with a short write-up on your shop and a link to your shop. Plus - in the rules to winning the Grand Prize - will be instructions to go to the shops listed and come back to my blog and tell me what they liked.

The Give Away will run for the whole month of April. I plan on promoting promoting promoting like mad and have found some give away blogs to list it on that get quite a bit of traffic.

So - if your are interested in helping me celebrate my Birthday with this awesome give away - Please email me!! (the link is on the left sidebar) I would need to receive the item by the end of March - So I can get the pic onto the give away post.

**~~I will be also be picking a name from all the contributers - that person will receive a special prize from me!!~~**

Sunday, January 25, 2009

LeBoutique Feature and Give Away!!

Thank-you to everyone who entered!!

I'm going to do something different for Feb. Thought it would be nice to have 2 features and 2 give aways in one month. Of course that means you don't have as much time to enter the give away!! And they are good ones!!

The first feature/give away is brought to you by LeBoutique an Etsy shop run by Carmen from California.

#1. How did you decide on your shop name?
I originally wanted to name ‘La Boutique’ using the ‘La’ in Spanish, but it wasn’t available. The reason I chose this name is because eventually I want to sell clothes as well (right now my apt is really small and doesn’t give me the liberty to do it) and I figured this name didn’t limit me.

#2. When did you start crafting?
I’ve always been a crafter. My mom always had us doing crafts ever since I can remember. I learned how to embroider when I was 7!

#3. What or who inspires you?
The fabric or whatever material I have on hand or see at the stores.

#4. Do you have a day job?
Yes I do. I am a project administrator for one of the biggest nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment programs.

#5. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
All of them. I don’t have a favorite. Everything I make is something I would totally wear.

Audrey's Accolades:
If you every wear your hair pinned back or in a pony tail - this is the shop for you. The bobbies and pony tail holders are so nice! I can't imagine the work it must be to put the lovely fabric onto the items. Amazing!
So here is my pick for the favorite item in Carmen's shop and it is also the Give Away item. The Give Away will run from today until Feb. 14th. Wouldn't this wallet make a lovely Valentine's gift for yourself?

To enter - go to Carmen's shop - LeBoutique, and pick your favorite item. Come back here and tell us what it is. It's that easy to enter!!


Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded to Carmen at LeBoutique. Thank-you for entering.

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Friday, January 2, 2009


Okay - they are finally finished! This is a set of 4 identical coasters. They are handpainted ceramic tile and have been varnished with engine enamel that will with stand 500F degrees of heat. Not even my coffee is that hot! They are raspberries on a midnight blue background. Each has a cork backing glued on. The coasters measure 3 3/4 inches square.

To enter this give away:

#1. Go to my Etsy Shop

#2. Come back here and let me know what your favorite item is.

You can enter even if you do not have a blog - but please leave me a way to contact you. I can not place an entry labelled "anonomys" in my stocking.

The Draw will be made on JANUARY 25TH.

Thanks so much! Good luck!!

If anyone is interested in being a feature shop on this blog and hosting a give away - please let me know!! Your feature would be here for one month along with a pic of the prize you are giving.