September 10, 2011

First Fridays Giveaway - September Edition

Hi everyone! I hope everyone got through the hurricane OK. For those of you who were glued to the TV as I was (until 4:30 in the morning!), have you now heard your lifetime quota of the phrase "hunkered down"? Many of us also experienced an earthquake, just days before. Thanks to that, I can confidently report that my adrenaline is working just fine.

But on to nicer things, namely the giveaway! This month, in honor of a new season, I have chosen some wonderful items generously donated by our {NewNew} talented artists and crafters that connect to the theme of new beginnings.

Our first offering is Kookla Makeup's KoKoGloss Squeeze all natural lipgloss. I love trying out new shades and the beginning of a new season practically mandates it! I can't get over the yummy flavors, including strawberry and citrus punch. Kookla Makeup is a socially responsible company and donates 10% of all profits to charity. Only all natural vegan ingredients go into all their products.
I am super-excited about this next item: a one-hour knitting lesson for beginners in person if you are local (Manhattan or Brooklyn) or a printed tutorial if you are not. The Underground Crafter is a certified crochet instructor and teacher and has been creating things with yarn for over 25 years. I know many of you are dying to learn how to knit and here is your chance!
This photo by AstrOdub challenges us to see something with new eyes. What IS this? To me, it looks like a combination of a tree and something that lives in the ocean. The blue plays so beautifully off of the ocher. And is that a face in there? This is actually a picture of a rusty decayed poster! AstrOdub has a Rust and Decay series that are amazingly beautiful.I really enjoyed putting this collection together for you.

Rules 'n' stuff:

The winner of this giveaway will be announced on Friday October 7 and our new October giveaway will be posted! To enter:

1. Make sure you are a follower of this blog.

2. Your comment is your entry. Only comments received by September 23 will be eligible. Please include your email address!

3. One entry per person, but if you tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway it gets you additional entries. Post a LINK back to your personal post right here in the comments section.

4. Winner picked at random. Winner must ship to USA address only (sorry!).

5. Items will be shipped individually.

Good luck!



Mary Lou Skillin said...

I'm a newbie Tunisian crocheter and would love lessons/instructions to further my craft. My first project is the Nautical Afghan by Bonnie Bray. I hope I win! Thanks for the contest.

julialynn said...

Hi, I am strictly a crocherter but I have wanted to learn to knit forever so I think that would be cool to get, but I live far away :(

Ann said...

I love Tunisian crochet. I learned it back when it was call the afghan stitch. I'm working on my third mitered square Tunisian blanket, this one as a baby blanket using Deborah Norville Parrot.

sonflowerjoela said...

I'm new to Tunisian crochet. I recently picked up the new Interweave Crochet Magazine. It has a beautiful vest. The vest has a circle granny square type thing on the back and the rest is done in Tunisian crochet. So I'm trying to learn how to. I've made one tunisian crochet dishcloth. Have a hook ordered and ready to give it a go! Would love the instructions to learn this technique!

Tish said...

I'm "hooked" on Tunisian Crochet. And always looking for some easy quick patterns.

Debra said...

Would be awesome to learn a new technique; thx for the chance

Diana H said...

I'd like to win a lesson with you. I'm past the lip gloss stage.

Ruth S said...

Would love to learn more about tunisian crochet

Karen Klein said...

Tunisian crochet, although old as the hills, is really enjoying a renaissance these days. I would love to win!

Karen K. said...

Tunisian crochet, old as the hills, is really enjoying a renaissance. I would love to win.

Stephanie said...

I just learned to knit and would love to learn to crochet. I love to far away for the lesson though. :(
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