Monday, September 21, 2009

another giveaway!

So here's my sad tale of woe with an ever-so-happy
ending:

I got flaked on in a pretty big swap. You know what
that means, yes? As in, my person sent me nothing.
(Calm down, dry your eyes, the story gets better.)

It happens that I'm in a Quality Crafters group on
swap-bot, where you are supposed to be, well, a
Quality Crafter. Not sure who decided it was okay
for ME to join, but there you have it. Anyway, there
is a rousing game of swap tag going on, and I tagged
Michele's soap.

Let me tell you, her package more than made my day!



First, it came in a used-again mailer, a habit I
highly advocate. Second, it was tied in a lovely
doily. Third, the soap is BEAUTIFUL--look at the
dragonfly! Fourth, it smells wonderful; a light,
clean scent, not fruity or heavy (which is good,
as this is a facial bar). Listen to the description:

Apple of My Eye Soap--Goat milk soap base, poppy
seeds (for exfoliating), ginseng, ginger, apple scent.

It's nice and sudsy, but very soft and gentle--I
love it. Which isn't surprising, as she contacted me
and asked my preferences, and made this soap for
me. That's right, she takes requests, so if you don't
see what you want, just ask. ( Michele will also
personalize some of the other items in her shop,
which is always great for Christmas.)

Here's the REALLY happy ending: YOU have a chance
at the other bar! Here's how:
wait! please leave your e-mail address in your
comments, so I can find you if you're selected!

1. (This is the mandatory one) Visit Michele's
Craft My Day etsy store and come back here with
a link to something that caught your eye. She
has a variety of items, not just soaps. Which,
in case you didn't catch, I highly recommend.

Extra Entries!
2. While you're at Craft My Day, add it to your
etsy favorites, and leave an extra comment telling
me you did. Be sure to include your etsy id in
the comment (yep, I'll check!)

3. Follow my blog and comment, or comment, letting
me know you already follow.

4. For TEN extra entries, purchase something from
Craft My Day before the giveaway ends.

Well, that's about all the excitement I can stand
for the moment. We'll close this out Tuesday,
September 29th, and announce a winner on Wednesday.
This one is open to US residents only.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go wash my face.
:)

55 comments:

Badger Momma said...

I like the six wine glass candle set.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30204738

Badger Momma said...

I've added Craft My Day to my Etsy favorites. (Feral Moon)

Badger Momma said...

I'm following your blog.

mim said...

i like the honeybee sage facial soap
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26304054

so pretty!
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Candice said...

The bundt cake soap pair looks yummy!!

thanks for the giveaway!

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JuliaA said...

i like the honeybee sage facial soap too--the color and title drew me in!

can i give some unsolicited pic advice to the seller? there's lovely stuff in the shop, but some of the photographs are a bit blurry, and closer crops tend to draw a buyer in much more. also, it comes up again and again in etsy seller photog advice--interesting angles attract the eye as well.

this is a good basic instructional for closeup photos:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Take-Great-Close-Up-Photos/

it helps to play with a photo editor a little bit to brighten as well--GIMP is good, i've heard, and free.

(yes, photography is overwhelming, but it can make a big diff in how your product is viewed by buyers!)

apols for the overlong post.

JuliaA said...

favorited your shop from my juliaa etsy account (i have two shops)

JuliaA said...

hearted the shop from my knitoramaa etsy account

bumblebeebags said...

that really sucks....glad you got something to make you feel better :)

JuliaA said...

blogged:

http://juliaas.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/apols-for-lack-of-sentence-structure-giveaways-ending-soon/

Lora said...

I love the honeybee sage facial soap!!
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Lora said...

I added Craft My Day to my Etsy favorites! My username is CrochetRUs.
crochetsisters@earthlink.net

Wehaf said...

I'm sorry you got burned on your swap!

I love the Winnie the Pooh dish towels.

urchiken at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

I like the handkerchief cards! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30671090
hrfarley at gmail.com

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Wow! the lady has talent, I love all the variety in one shop!
I think the diskette notepad is just about the cutest little thing, and a great way to recycle. Also the grapefruit layer soap trio sounds amazing.
Great giveaway! Though I'm sorry you got flaked on originally.

-Lily
lilygreig at gmail dot com

Nyssa said...

i love the diskette notepad :D

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Nyssa said...

i follow on blogger

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janetfaye said...

I like the smoked freshwater pearl pendant watch:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23892751

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I added Craft My Day to my favorites - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

cdziuba said...

LOVE these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30694846 Maple Ginger Cookies

cdziuba said...

added to my Etsy Faves cdziuba

khaski said...

I love the Celtic Guest Soaps- if they smell half as beautiful as they look, I'm in love!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26306354

khaski78 @hotmail.com

khaski said...

I hearted on etsy, as khaski. khaski78 @hotmail. com

Amanda said...

i like the cherry blossom brooches.



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gmail

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

the poppy seed turmeric soap sounds lovely :)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30706496

lovemeknotcreations@gmail dot com

Linda K said...

I like the sewing drawer bookends found at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29908937

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

I like the citrus coconut soaps

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23861893

Caroline
design4less@yahoo.com

squareby said...

The Citrus Coconut Soaps were probably my favorite item. While I'm sure it's great as soap, they would look fantastic next to my guest sink.
squareby@gmail.com

Sihui said...

My favorite item is the: corporate card -JOY- for business greetings 1.05 per card
Thanks for the chance!
hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

bison61 said...

I like the winnie the pooh, tigger & piglet baby blanket
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30122975

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

joeandbridge said...

I really like the fluted unscented trio candles in wine glasses. Thanks for the giveaway.
Bridgette Groschen
joeandbridge@aol.com

joeandbridge said...

I added Craft My Day to my Etsy Faves. Thanks!
Bridgette Groschen
joeandbridge@aol.com
Etsy id: joeandbridge

joeandbridge said...

I follow your blog. Thanks!
Bridgette Groschen
joeandbridge@aol.com

Soy Pea said...

Aw, I love those little cake soaps.

soypea@gmail.com

Soy Pea said...

I added the etsy store to my fave. Etsy id: soypea.

soypea@gmail.com

Soy Pea said...

I'm following your blog

soypea@gmail.com

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the celtic square guest soaps
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Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Snob said...

the diskette notepad is a great idea and my boyfriend would love it!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30136383

Lisa said...

Not gonna lie, the first thing that caught my eye were those maple ginger cookies - baker's dozen. As I perused the store, I couldn't believe my eyes! The prices are so reasonable! Also,the items were so darling, it was hard to decide which was my favorite!
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Heather said...

I like the
celtic square guest soaps.
jswandrn @ gmail.com

Janette said...

I love the 'good news' handkerchief card!

Janette said...

added to my favorites on etsy (gidgie11)

Janette said...

following your blog

Rachael said...

Hands down the chocolate macaroon cake! The best part is that it benefits the college fund!!! Soooo cool! Is there anything she can't do??? Amazing!

XO
Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
www.roscata.com

Rachael said...

I hearted her shop. I'm the secret admirer who hearted her on 26 Sept.

XO
Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
www.roscata.com

Rachael said...

I follow your blog (I'm Rachael Poston)

XO
Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
www.roscata.com

EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30244532 is my favorite item in her store! the two scents are my favorite so i'm interested in what they'd be like together! =]

my email is littleheathen9109 at yahoo dot com

EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

im now following your blog!


my email is littleheathen9109 at yahoo dot com

EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

I hearted the shop. my etsy id is Emmysboosandrawrs

my email is littleheathen9109 at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

Love the vintage soap dish with poppyseed orange guest soaps.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

I hearted her shop! (smrtmouse)

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

I'm following your blog.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Tylerpants said...

The maple ginger cookies looks delicious!
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber
tylerpants(at)gmail.com