Saturday, November 03, 2012

Big News, Bundles of Joy and a GIVEAWAY!

Holy Moley, what a week!  So, I know I totally promised to have a tutorial out on the Toothless costume by now, but I didn't anticipate the domestic and military craziness that would take over my life.  At least I got a few baby gifts ready to send.  (I love all these fun flannels, but the Chinese lanterns are secretly my favorite.) 

Okay, so I've been chomping at the bit to share some very big news: 

October produced record numbers for the blog with more than 1,200 page views!  (That's almost double the next highest month!) All this traffic is fantastic, given that I really only just tackled this sewing blog thing in June/July.  I'm so blessed to have so many awesome readers!  Thank you SO MUCH!

So in honor of this milestone, I thought it might be the perfect time to give a little something away again to celebrate the incredible readers who make this so much fun.  :)

Each of my flannel baby gift sets includes one diaper-style burp cloth and one extra-large receiving blanket (40 x 40 inches) perfect for swaddling.   The winner of this week's giveaway will get to pick one of the three sets below:

The winner will be picked at random next Saturday, so you have until next Friday night at 8 p.m. to enter.  You can enter as many as three times, but you have to do the steps in order.  To make it a little more fun, I'm only going to tell you the first one tonight.  (Sneaky, right?)  So here goes!

Remember, you must complete Step #1 before you can enter via Step #2 and then Step #3:  
Step #1:  Follow my blog by email, then comment below to let me know you did.  See that little window in the top left corner?  That's where you follow.  (If you're already an email follower, leave me a comment letting me know.  That counts!)
Step #2:  Like the JSO Facebook page, then leave a comment telling me you did.  If you're already a facebook fan, leave a comment letting me know!
Step #3:  Leave a comment on the original posting linked here telling me which of these sets you would choose and why.   The sets include a pretty brown damask-esque (say that five times fast) pattern, a cute world-traveler themed fabric and a Christmas-ey red and white. 
As a rule of thumb, any time you enter a contest here and comment, you must submit your email address in the labeled box of the comment form.  It will not be published for everyone in the world to see, but that allows me to get in touch with you when you win!  :)
I can't wait to see who wins!!

It's that simple!


Just joining us?  Check out this posting for Step #2 of the giveaway! 

Check out this posting that announced Step #3!