Monday, April 21, 2008

Yippee - it's Bloggy Giveaways Carnival time!

Who doesn't love a giveaway? I know I certainly do! When I saw the post a few weeks back about the upcoming Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, I just knew I had to participate! I'm in the process of launching an etsy shop this week, so in honor of that, I thought I would do a few embroidery giveaways...first up

...what little one wouldn't love to sleep with a pillow with their name on it? If you're the winner of this giveaway, I'll work with you to design a pillowcase that your little one will love!

A few details...as I'm in the midst of opening my Etsy shop, in your comment, let me know what type of embroidered item you would most like to see in the shop. This contest is for 1 (one) white pillowcase with a name and/or embroidered design. The contest will run until midnight, Friday, April 25th. I'll randomly choose a winner and announce their name the next morning. Contest is only open to US mailing addresses. Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you! One entry per person, please!

Thanks so much for stopping by and best wishes to everyone! Make sure to check back later this week...I have several more giveaways up my sleeve!

148 comments:

MCC said...

My kids would love the pillowcases! I think it would be great to embroider library book bags as well!

Domestic Accident said...

I love those pillowcases. My little girl would be thrilled!

April said...

I had a pillow cae like this as a child and would love for my daughter to have one as well. thanks!

What about initials on hair bows?

LeAnne said...

Oh so super cute!! My little girl would be thrilled.

julie said...

love the cases...for a girl with pony

M.A. said...

cute! embroidered headbands are the cutest!

runningamuck said...

My kids would love these! And I would too, especially when we travel and it's hard to tell the boys pillows apart. They'd just to have to look for their names! I love it.

Thanks for stopping by my giveaway. =0)

amyloublog said...

I would like to see something nautical for boys. Thanks!

tami said...

i'd love the pillowcase for my son, with cars if possible! he's getting a big boy bed soon.

Keara said...

How cute are those! I would love a surfer themed pillowcase for both my sons! Or maybe ocean themed! Travel pillows would be great too. I would also love to have surfer themed bath towels for my kids. I love this idea! I hope I win!

I have an Etsy shop too... LiveLoveDance

Piseco said...

These are very sweet! My son would love them. I'd love to see personalization for kids on bucket hats for sunny weather!

The Dale's said...

Ok, you know I would love one for PCD for when he is bigger (not that I want him bigger, but I guess its gonna happen anyways)! I think you should make diaper bags and embroder them for us to buy on etsy! I know you make them so you should sell them! Also, beach towels embrodered of course! :) Can't wait to see your shop soon!

michelle said...

I love the pillowcases. They make great gifts. I like seeing emboidered burp cloths and bibs as well. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

SB said...

I love the embroidered pillowcases. They are DARN cute. I can't sew a stitch...I envy your god-given talent. You lucky gal!!

I'd like to see a string sturdy quilted bible cover, maybe in denim so it's tough, but with a patch on the front where the person's name is embroidered.

Shannon said...

I would love one of these for my son! Very pretty!
palmersf@bellsouth.net

Kindra said...

Congratulations on opening an etsy shop soon! I hope to start on one myself. My 4 year old would love this! He loves trains!

Danielle said...

I was desperatly searching for princess or fairies.

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Kimberly said...

If you have sock monkey patterns to embroider, that would be the coolest!!

Preppy Mommy said...

GREAT. my kiddos are very individual and would like it.

chickadee said...

oh those are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh these are great
Thanks for the chance
Annette
auntnetto6@yahoo.com

Girl Fisher said...

Embroidered house stuff (dishtowels, shower curtains, etc)would be cool!

Judy said...

What about book bags or tote bags? Our preschool contracts with a gal who personalizes all the kids' bags - it is a HUGE hit!

Love the pillowcase - count me in!!!

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Lesha said...

Very cute! :)

Mama Zen said...

I have a collection of embroidered tea towels that I love!

Jen said...

I love the pillowcase idea. My daughter would love. How about personalized names to be framed?

Anonymous said...

My kids would love this

Shelly said...

The pillowcase is great! When I was little I had a drawstring bag embroidered with my name - it was great for library, sleepovers, car trips....

JL said...

I love embroidered things! You could do embroidered blankets or towels or totes. I think the pillowcase is a great idea, too!
Julie
3cookieday[at]gmail[dot]com

Cara said...

I think this is a great idea the pillow cases. I think tote bags are also good to have embroidered.

Nicol said...

I love the pillowcases. As for an idea for your shop, hmmm....I would have to say things like hand towels...or beach towels. Of course tote bags would be good too. The possibilities are endless.

Smellyann said...

Gosh, I can think of plenty of things I'd like to have embroidered. Ball caps - my kids love them! Thanks, I love your pillowcases!

pinkgingham said...

I love your pillowcases! My nieces would flip over these!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Joan said...

Love your pillowcase -- it would make "staying overnight at Grandma's" so special! I'd like to see wonderful kitchen towels or guest towels embroidered with the days of the week. Can you tell my age? LOL

GreenStyleMom said...

So cute! My kids are really into dinosaurs right now, so the dino design would be perfect. As far as other products, I loved the embroidered burp cloths that I got as gifts when my kids were born. I also love personalized towels.

Megret said...

Hm. Airplanes (bi-planes) would be neat. Or maybe ladybugs! I like things that look kitchy, too. I also LOVE monogrammed pillowcases in "his" and "hers." My parents have some from way back when and I love how 70s they are! Thanks!

cmwheeler said...

Hmmm, maybe custom embroidered valances? Or pennant banners? Maybe that's kinda hard? I'm terrible at these things! Though I'd love to win a pillowcase for my son. GL!

~Tami said...

If I win, I'll need to order one, since I have two kiddos! Hey, I may even order one for my hubby and one for me!

kristi mcdaniel said...

My princess would love a pillowcase. We also love any kind of custom clothing that is embroidered so I think that would be a hit in your shop.

Thanks,
Kristi
myraggdyann@yahoo.com

Delighted said...

Good luck with the shop, girl!
I think people would love backpacks and lunch totes for their kids. Apples, pencils, names...
Stephanie is right that nice, big diaper bags that are embroidered would DEFINITELY sell.
I would personally love headbands and other hair items; pillow cases for adults and other linens; beach towels; Bible covers.

Richelle said...

That would be great! My son would like that.

How about embroidered t-shirts?

leigh said...

those are so cute. i'd love the dinosaur one myself.

Delighted said...

P.S. I'm so glad I looked at your blog today, because I forgot to post about my giveaway!

scrappysue said...

cute - plse count me in! i'm playing along too

Rebecca said...

Those are great! I'd love one of the pillowcases for my nephew.

Cassie said...

My son Harrison would LOVE a pillowcase with his name and an airplane on it!
cassie(at)hotmail(dot)com

sara l. said...

These are TOO cute! Maybe some tooth fairy pillows would do good, too. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Shannon said...

What a great idea! My boys would love it!

Andrea said...

This sounds wonderful! Please count me in! :) And I think embroidered cloth diapers are really fun. :)
andraya3 at yahoo dot com

MamaShehee said...

Love it and so would my 2 year old! Count me in.

seven said...

Someone already said it, but diaper bags would be really cute. Or just tote bags... It would be cool to have washcloths as well.

nor_lou said...

matching mom and child aprons with names

ablondeblogger said...

How adorable! How about embroidered panties for moms? But maybe that would be a whole other store altogether, lol.

emerzim said...

pillow cases, headbands, tshirts, hats, baby blankets...

Tanya said...

We love pillowcases. It would seem those would likely sell well.

Jenna said...

I think embroidered scarves would be nice. :)

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

super capes for superhero little boys with cute sayings. just an idea.
Stephanie V.

Janera said...

I also like the idea of embroidered book bags.

Please enter me in the pillowcase giveaway -- so cute!

And come visit my blog and enter my giveaway also.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

an excellent prize and one that brings back memories i use to have a family friend who made them
you need to have in your shop for sure
whitty4jen@yahoo.com

BrineS said...

Love those pillowcases...my nephew would scream with delight to have one with his name on it!

My idea for an item in your Etsy shop is pjs with names on the pocket.

Carol said...

This is so nice and I really think my son would love it.

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laura said...

Super cute! Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway!

As for the etsy shop, I would think large/sturdy embroidered grocery bags would be nice. Or a mix of embroidery with fun fabrics for a cute design on onesies/lap tees. Embroidered toddler yoga pants. And lastly, perhaps embroidered socks (2 pairs a set though, so if you lose 1, you're not totally up a creek!).

Happy carnivaling!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Kristi said...

Very fun give-away that my sons would love. What about some kind of bag tags for backpacks?

Genevieve P said...

My daughter would love a pillowcase! I think totes/book bags would be nice too.

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love the pillow case! I'd love to get one for one of my kids!

I think a cute embroidery task would be for hairbows, or ties for little boys!

Cute stuff!!

Dawn said...

Cute! throw pillows would be neat too! threeofakindblog at gmail

Jessica said...

My son would love his own pillowcase. I also would like to see tote bags with embroidery in your etsy shop

Sharla said...

These are so adorable! I'd like to see pillowcases exactly like that on etsy. I'll be on the lookout because even if I win I'll probably need more for my other kids. ;)

Emily said...

My boys rooms are decorated with cowboy stuff so it might be nice to see some with that theme. Thanks!
emily_albrecht at hotmail dot com

Ali said...

I would love to see tote bags!

Mandi said...

personalized hats would be great!
Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up! ( :

In Christ,
Mandi

Becca Mae said...

I love personalized bows. My little girl needs a pillowcase like this.

Ginny said...

Our dance studio is huge on embroidery. They do dance bags, tops, shorts, little pouches for shoes, etc. You might even want to contact some local dance studios & offer your services. The lady that does are studio makes a killing! And hey, if it works out for you & you make tons of money, all I ask is you send me some free dance products, lol. Good luck with your shop, the pillow cases are really cute.

The Mommy said...

The pillow cases are great! I think a personalized apron would be a hit as well.

Anonymous said...

My girls would love this! The only problem will be deciding who gets it :)
Susan
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

Kacy said...

Hmm...pillowcases are a great thing to embroider. I also love personalized blankets & bloomers :)

Kathy said...

Great idea, maybe my children won't fuss over who has their pillowcases if they are personalized. One can hope, can't one?

Michelle said...

Aw, what a sweet idea! I'd love one for my little boy.

As for your Etsy shop -- go for it! I think the pillowcases are a must-have, and other than that... what about koozies (or however you spell that?) -- I ask because all the kids in our Mommy & Me group use those new metal water bottles & sippy cups, and those things get COLD on little hands. Plus, they all look exactly the same! I found out that those koozies that fit aluminum cans will fit the small metal bottles, but I'd really love it if I could get one personalized with his name. Just a thought!

Fizz
fizzledink AT gmail DOT com

Kyra said...

Great giveaway! As for your shop, I would love to see personalized tote bags!

Laura said...

The pillowcase is great, I would love to win this. For your shop i think you should include tote bags.
laurawinn(at)gmail(dot)com

Marly said...

Besides pillows, the other thing it is tough to keep track of is towels. I'd love some personalized kid towels! :)

Joni said...

Hey,
wow i'm comment #80. thanks for sharing the pic of the headless snake. we found a turkey talon in our basement the other night (cats got it out of neighbor's truck). lovely. what's an etsy shop?

Joni :)

aahcoffee said...

I'd like to have an embroidered baby blanket for both of my kids. And I love the pillowcase idea!
julie_ruhlman(at)hotmail(dot)com

Annikke said...

How fun is that? I love that! Thanks for the opportunity

TheAngelForever said...

Gorgeous items! I would also love to see tote bags with embroidered items on it, great for teacher gifts.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Krista said...

These are cute! I'd love one for my son in red with a puppy on it!

Ebie said...

hmmm, what about embroidered aprons? i'm a fan of the tote bag too

CanCan said...

I'd love a pirate or jungle design for my son!

Someone Being Me said...

Too adorable. My son's room is Noah'a Ark theme. Can you do a little animal like an elephant or a giraffe?

Emily said...

Tea towels are super cute embroidered! I'm just learning how and I'm LOVING it!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

those are adorable. I think book bags would be great so each child knew which one was theirs and mommy didn't have to remember who it belongs to. katie_mmartin (at)yahoo [dot] com

Naomi said...

headbands or belts?

come enter my contests, too...

Keryn said...

I like the idea of library book bags, with names and cool animals...cute ideas! My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win!

Audra Marie said...

Oh cute. :) How about t-shirts (I don't do names, but designs would be cute), socks, hair things, bookmarks...

I hope you get lots of ideas. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

tiffanyannrosson said...

I just love little pretty hairbows with girls names on them. Too cutie patootie!

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

LeAnn said...

How cute are those pillowcases?? Thanks for the opportunity!

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

Bookbags and library bags would be cute.

These are awesome.

Leah said...

Great site! my friend's son has a little backpack that was embroidered with his name. It is the perfect size for a toddler to carry around and soooo cute! That would be fun to have. I love the pillowcase though! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

tammiemarie said...

So cute! My son would love that!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Connor would LOVE to have one with his name on it!!

I am holding a HUGE bloggy carnival over on my blog as well for Connor's first birthday! Come visit us there is over $530 in prizes!!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

Suzie G. said...

Super cute. I like embroidered shirts/onesies. I've bought a few on Ebay. I'd also like to see blankets. I've seen blankets on Ebay that have birth info (name, date, weight, and length) embroidered in the corner. Those are really cute and would be a great keepsake.

Tammy said...

Beach Towels -- that way we all aren't arguing over whose is whose, or more importantly who got whose soaking wet. lol!

PS said...

My son would go nuts for the Dinosaur, but I'd have to get a second from you, as my daughter would be horribly jealous!

Ashley said...

Very cute items! I like the pillowcases the best. My oldest just started playing soccer this week. Might have to purchase that one!

frugallm said...

I would like to see throw pillows too. I am nuts about personalization!!

kelly said...

These are precious!!

Beth said...

Tote bags and kitchen towels would be great. Love this idea for a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to participate!

chanelireli said...

those are adorable! I second the library bags. I would totally buy one of those.

MaryLee said...

Wonderful giveaway, thank you. I really enjoy your embroidered Pillowcases, so please keep those in your shop. I could also suggest embroidered Tote Bags and Lunch Sacks, for my grandson when he starts preschool. Sometimes things can get mixed up between the children's items, and it can be nice to have labels/embroidered goods.

MLgrandma AT yahoo DOT com

Tiff said...

we are in the process of decorating my sons room. THis would be a really neat touch!!

sweetsue said...

Congratulation and good luck in your shop! I think embroidered dishtowels would be fun, especially for new brides who like to have everything monogrammed.

Jon & Sarah said...

My daughter would love a pillowcase especially since we just switched to a big girl bed. I liked mcc's suggestion about library book bags. Great idea!

Emily Ecklund said...

So cute! I would say cute hats could be fun too :)

Cindy said...

Oh goody! With my name on my pillow my husband won't be as likely to steal it. Oh... this is for my child? ;) Cute idea! I'd love to see personalized kid-sized aprons.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Sooo cute. Would be so great in my sons room. Good luck with your shop!

fae said...

i love the pillowcases. so cute!
thanks for the contest!

Lori said...

What a great idea! My daughter would love one with pink flowers and/or purple hearts...

Erin said...

Adorable! I would love to see one for a girl with a fairy or princess on it. :)

Sue Wintz said...

I'm a tote bag person so I would love to see those. I also have to travel from time-to-time and would love to see little embroidered bags for jewelry, an Ipod, and of different sizes to hold all the "stuff" I have to pack that doesn't really fit into a cosmetic bag. I also carry information about the causes I support (organ donation and red light running support) and would love little embroidered bags that would fit the information and cards. Thanks!

Capturing Today said...

These are very pretty! My girls would love the pillowcases. How about also cute hats or baseball caps in kid sizes?

taylor said...

i would love to see embroidered diaper bags!

the pillow cases are sooooo cute!

thanks!

trepilynnell (at) juno (dot) com

joyfulnotes said...

My daughter would love to sleep on a personalized pillowcase. In fact, she loves anything with her name on it, she gets so excited!!! I think embroidered bags for school or library books or toys, etc. would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Monogrammed napkins would be nice!

Thanks for offering a great prize!
Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Jinxy & Me said...

These are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

flchen1 said...

How adorable! Ah, to be so talented!

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Sarah said...

How about dresses?

I think these pillowcases are super!
I would love to win this great prize! Thanks for the chance to win!
sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

jennifer57 said...

I like what someone else said...embroidered head bands

I love the idea of embroidered pillowcases! so cute :)

Jennifer said...

Is this Jodi from Clemson? This is Jennifer Vaughn! How are you? How crazy that I would find you through the bloggy giveaways. I saw your picture on the front page and was shocked! Your little boy is too precious.

I love that you are embroidering. Since my daughter's nickname is "Ladybug", I'd love for you to have ladybugs in your shop. Good luck with the new ETSY shop!

tigerjennv(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie D said...

Someone send me a small, light weight blanket embroidered with my daughter's name. We loved it.

lydia said...

Count me in please!

I would like to see a train or something very boyish as a design choice in your etsy shop.

bren j. said...

CUTE! Hmm....how about an embroidered name pillow? or a little bear or other animal with a shirt that has the child's name on it?

Audra's Little Scraps said...

What a wonderful idea! I think anything embroidered with names is great for kids. I think towels would be really cute and great to have personalized so the kids knew which one was theirs! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tabitha said...

The pillowcases are lovely! I'd like to see embroidered bibs or burp cloths in your store. Can you tell I'm expecting? Everything baby is on the brain right now!

Amy said...

Sooo cute. I love the embroidered tote bag idea that other commenters mentioned!

monky said...

Emboidered burp cloths would be a nice addition.

Thank you for the great giveaway!

:)

themonkinme(at)gmail(dot)com

msrodeobrat said...

i love the pillow cases, it would be great to offer them in different colors so they could match bedrooms or school colors

Chantelle said...

how awesome! thank you!

Teri said...

Very Special. I would want it as frilly as can be for my granddaughter, Lily. Just lovely. I love the onesies your giving away at your site..I should'nt mention it..better chance for me! Just Kidding..I wish everyone luck! Thank you.

Erica G said...

I would like to see a face towel done. very cute stuff!

Neen said...

Fantastic idea.

You could do new baby gift sets, onsie, bib, burp cloth, receiving blankets, hooded towels etc...

Towels with kids names on them for the beach.

Totes.

fleece like blankets with an image and name, so many things.

Michelle B. said...

Pillowcases, towels, totes, shirts these would be things I would like seeing.

Connie Cotton said...

Great giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I think bibs and tote bags are great embroidered. I'd love to win a pillowcase for my son.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

paula h said...

I like to see tote bags, shopping bags and purses.


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Reeva said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

with everyone 'going green' i'd love to have something personalized on my reusable grocery bag :)

Kathryn said...

Enter me please!

I like the idea of socks - I know that is crazy but I do. Thanks!

LivingforGod said...

How neat! Please count me in. Thanks!

LifeofFaith said...

Enter me, please. Thank you!
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