17 November 2010

A Handmade Giveaway

If you read my blog, you know that I'm making this Christmas a handmade one....

and I wanted to spread that handmade love to you.

I'm having a Handmade Giveaway just for you!

I'm busy crocheting one of you....a cozy scarf.

It'll be made with the yummy gray alpaca yarn shown above.

Now....please keep in mind....that this is handmade....and I am by no means a great crocheter (is that a word?)....as a matter of fact....I just recently taught myself to crochet a scarf by watching YouTube videos.

If you'd like a chance to win....just leave a comment on this post....that's it.

The giveaway ends next Wednesday, November 24th, and the winner will be choosen randomly and announced here on Thursday.

The giveaway is open to everyone....including my international followers.

*This giveaway has now ended*

166 comments:

  1. I think this is a fantastic idea... you are one talented lady .:)

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  2. Ooh I love that scarf, and the color of the yarn is so scrumptious! I've been using YouTube to teach myself some basic beading skills, isn't it a great resource? Lucky girl who wins this lovely giveaway!

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  3. That would be one well-loved scarf around my neck :) Hope I win!

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  4. I love that yarn and I bet the scarf is gorgeous. How I would love to learn to crochet myself. Thanks for the chance!
    Hugs~
    T

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  5. Homemade gifts are the best!! I would love to cuddle up in a soft scarf... It gets cold here.
    Thanks, Emily

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  6. Andrea, You are one fantastically talented lady so I'm sure the receivers of your gifts this holiday will be thrilled. I'm also making this a handmade holiday - simple, pretty and from the heart.

    And, you know we need scarves around here!

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  7. i would love a beautiful handmade scarf. i just recently taught myself to crochet as well. =)

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  8. I would love to win that beautiful scarf. I tried crocheting years ago, but I just didn't have the patience for it...so I definately admire those that do. Lovely.

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  9. I would love a beautiful scarf handmade by you!! I like to crocheted, but am not too skilled at it! It is relaxing, though!!

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  10. i got a kick out of this because i have been watching You Tube videos trying to learn how to crochet :-)

    the scarf will be a treasure...love anything handmade...

    count me in, please

    sending love,
    kary
    xxx

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  11. Hi Andrea
    What a gorgeous scarf ~ love the colour of wool you've chosen!
    I did a post yesterday on the vintage spools I won from your giveaway (2009) :-)

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  12. I love a cozy scarf! Thanks for the giveaway! ~Aimee

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  13. Ok...this is the best giveaway ever!!! That colour is amazing...and to think it is all homemade by you!!! Keeping toes and fingers crossed my friend xoxoxo

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  14. We are also making this Christmas more homemade!

    Joy K. in SC

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  15. uhm ok, you taught yourself to crochet, what can't you do? I love love love this scarf, I am trying to accessorize more, so peole will keep their eyeballs up rather then down at my huge belly! :) think this scarf will work wonders! you are soo talented my dear! hope you are well~ xo

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  16. I love this grey yarn...how cozy! Sign me up...love it! :)

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  17. ~*~*Oh how wonderful!!would love to win!! HUGS,Rachel ;) ~~*~*

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  18. Wow you are very talented! What a lovely giveaway!! How nice and warm for the winter!

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  19. OH I love scarves and I do not have a grey one! I hope I win!!!

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  20. love homemade things! I self taught myself too but i'm not very good yet lol. It takes forever and I always forget where to poke the next hole lol.

    samantha.tram@gmail.com

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  21. i would looove one

    takeheartblog @ hotmail . com

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  22. Alpaca yarn! Gray! I would so love it!!

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  23. Are you serious?! Very cool. I told you...love that gray alpaca yarn and I can't knit or crochet worth a darn. I will wear it everyday up here in chilly NY. How sweet of you to hand make something for us, Andrea.

    Jami

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  24. I'm sure it will be gorgeous! I can't believe you taught yourself to crochet on youtube...too funny...maybe I should try that. I'd love to learn..

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  25. A truly lovely giveaway! And thanks so much for your nice comments:) I really appreciate it!

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  26. You are so sweet! I love the idea of giving a handmade gift away to one of your blog followers. I'd love a chance to win; love homemade things, love the grey yarn, and I love me a scarf {hardly ever without one}! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  27. Your scarf looks beautiful, Andrea, and a grey one would be just perfect for me!

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  28. Those scarfs look warm and cozy. What a wonder skill to learn.

    Judy :)

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  29. I have just the perfect place for this scarf...my neck of course. Everthing you do is perfect in my ideas. Check out my giveaway!

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  30. I am a big fan of cozy scarves! Count me in.

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  31. WOuld LOVE a handmade scarf!!!! awesome!!!

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  32. Love, love, love the color!!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win...since the contest ends on the 24th and that's my bday I'm hoping it will give me extra luck!
    You're a doll to do a handmade giveaway Andrea!
    Can't believe you taught yourself!
    Take care, Laura :)

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  33. love the color you chose and i love scarfs so count me in plzzz!!!!

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  34. I think a Handmade Christmas is a wonderful idea. Every year I make a few things to give a gifts and always find its an enjoyable expereince.

    I would love to win a scarf so lovingly made by your talented hands

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  35. Oooooooooh, Ooooooooh, Ooooooooh!!!
    I would Love to be a part of your give away! PRETTY!!!
    I am a knitter, but did take a crochet class and I really liked it. It seems much faster than knitting.
    Happy Crocheting!
    Joyce

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  36. oh I would love the beautiful scarf. Good job learning to crochet. I have no idea how!

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  37. love your blog and I'm sure the scarf will be lovely! Count me in for a chance to win :0) Blessings, Katy

    PS Just mentioned your blog giveaway on my blog!

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  38. I wish I could crochet! :) Beautiful color yarn and I am sure it will be lovely! Elsina

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  39. how sweet. what a beautiful idea. thanks for thinking of all of us.

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  40. Your handmade scarf would be a beautiful and perfect christmas present just for me =) Love your blog!! Let's see how lucky I am...

    Have a great week!!

    Suvi

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  41. Yeah! I was just purusing cowl scarves on Etsy yesterday...perfect!!

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  42. I'm sure the scarf will be beautiful as all the other things I've seen! Yes, enter me please!
    Laurie

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  43. Ohhhhh I would be so proud to say I have a handmade scarf made by you! Please pick me.
    I'm all crossed!

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  44. Good for you for teaching yourself! The alpaca is beautiful. I have a wee thing for scarves. Not purses or shoes, but scarves.

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  45. I would wear it all the time :-)

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  46. I'm just learning to crochet too! I will have to look for ideas on YouTube - I need all the help I can get x x

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  47. Oh please include me in your mix:-) I love wonky handmade scarves!!

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  48. I would love to own a handmade scarf by you:). Just in time for winter in New England:).

    xoxo,
    Blair

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  49. I love handmade things! The yarn and color look great!

    LesleyAnn

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  50. I LOVE the idea of a handmade Christmas! And
    I would be so blessed to win your lovely handmade scarf! Keeping my fingers crossed! Blessings!

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  51. Oh the scarf is a fabulous giveaway! I love alpaca and I can knit but that crocheting really intimidates me. For some reason the one needle thing is just too much :)!

    Love that you're having a handmade holiday, I do try to make some gifts and decorations each year, along with homemade edibles that is.

    Chris

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  52. What fun! Thanks for the chance to win a cute scarf...love your blog!

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  53. WOW...can't believe you taught yourself from Youtube....technology is wonderful and so are those lovely scarves! You are one talented lady and I would love to wrap myself with some Alpaca to keep cozy!! Enjoy the rest of the week xOxO

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  54. Since my crafting skills don't include crochet, and likely never will, I would love to win a cozy, beautiful scarf that you made :)

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  55. ooohhh...I would love that scarf! What a sweet and personal giveaway!

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  56. oh my goodness...your scarves are beautiful!!!
    And grey...sigh...*love*!

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  57. After reading books, having friends show me and trying again and again, it was a You Tube video that finally let me figure out how to crochet,too. Your scarf is lovely- there's something very satisfying about knitting and crocheting isn't there?

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  58. What a beautiful yarn and giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Judi

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  59. I would love to win a lovely scarf handmade by you! Good for you for learning to crochet and the yarn is beautiful that you are using.

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  60. I also recently decided to learn to crochet but just dont have time to make something so beautiful & useful! I'd really like to have one in such a stunning colour & yarn

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  61. My daughter recently taught herself how to knit, maybe she will teach me!

    I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  62. That is wonderful! This past year I have been teaching myself to knit online with videos too! I appreciate anything that is handmade because I know what it took to do it! Love the color of the scarf...I would be thrilled to win it....would match my new gray winter jacket!~Hugs, Patti

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  63. What a simply
    sweet, simply
    Andrea giveaway!
    We've had snow
    on the ground
    here in MN for
    nearly a week,
    so a chunky, cozy,
    handmade scarf
    made by you sounds
    delightful. Thank
    you for your giving
    heart!
    xx Suzanne

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  64. Oh, how I wish I could crochet! But the next best thing would be to win your scarf. Just in time too. We had our first snow here today in Spokane.
    I love your blog and look forward to your future posts! Thanks for sharing!
    Carrie

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  65. I'm so impressed that you taught yourself!I'm determined to learn to knit this winter,but will learn from my stepmom who lives next door :)And the scarf is lovely I'm sure!

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  66. Oh lovely! I was drooling over that grey scarf. And thank you so much for answering my question about what type of yarn you are using. The Alpaca yarn looks so soft and smooth, I will have to try some.

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  67. How sweet of you! I love everything handmade! Thanks! ♥

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  68. That scarf is just what I need to warm me up today! I was just about to go turn my heat up a little :) Gorgeous color!!!

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  69. I'm sure the scarf will be gorgeous! It's funny because I recently found myself watching a series of youtube videos too and I felt kind of stupid actually... stopping and starting it over and over trying to get it right. I'm glad I'm not the only one - makes me feel a lot better.

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  70. Oh my neck is so hoping i win!! :) it's beautiful and it's even better that it's homemade!!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  71. I would love this scarf! gray is my fave!!
    louann dot rudd at gmail dot com

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  72. I too started t crochet with the help of u tube... but struggling so I would love a chance to win yours.... maybe it will inspire me to keep trying

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  73. Seriously, girl....is there anything that you don't do???? lol! You are amazing.....I would love to win your beautiful giveaway! I would wear my Andrea Scarf with pride!!! :) Hugs!

    xoxo laurie

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  74. Hi Andrea,

    What a beautiful scarf you are crocheting and love the colour. You are very talented if you picked it up watching You tube ... I am impressed.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  75. Oh I would love to be entered! I know how to the basic crochet stitch, I wish I could do the fancier ones, my grandmother is amazing at it!! I need to have her teach me. I used to make my friends all blankets when they had their firstborns....don't know why I had all that time, LOL!
    ~michelle~
    p.s. I'm trying to hand-make most of my holiday gifts this year, too!

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  76. YUMMY! I would love to win this!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  77. Gorgeous!!! In my most loved color!!!! Your crocheting is wonderful!!!!
    I love to make all my gifts!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  78. beautiful! we are having a handmade gift exchange with our family this year. I am so excited to see what everyone comes up with.
    xoxo
    amy

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  79. I love that beautiful grey color! It would match my new coat perfectly!!

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  80. You go girl! I'd love to win your handmade scarf... count me in!! LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

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  81. Nothing better than a handmade gift! Love your blog!

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  82. Who wouldn't love an handmade beautiful scarf!

    Thanks

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  83. I love handmade scarves, and I could sure use a new one!

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  84. Fun, Fun, Fun!!! Handmade things are extra special!

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  85. I love handmade...it comes from the heart!

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  86. Hi there, what a beautiful and very classy blog you have! What a very special giveaway too - the colour of the yarn is gorgeous. Have you heard of Ravelry.com, the website for knitters and crocheters (yes, it is a real word!)? You can get all sorts of patterns and tutorials for just about anything you like and best of all, most of the patterns are FREE!Their forums are full of great advice and wonderful people too, just like Blogland really.

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  87. please enter me and pick me! it's COLD in chicago already and i'd love that beauty. thanks diane from vintage-tickled-pink

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  88. Love the beautiful scarf! I am crossing my fingers.

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  89. an old grey mare needs a grey scarf don't you think?

    xx
    z

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  90. How beautiful! You are talented, and I getting cold just thinking about my winter ahead in New England! So glad to find your blog through Urban Farmgirl. Thank you for the chance at a lovely giveaway.

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  91. Good for you. I love homemade Christmases

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  92. Gorgeous! I love to crochet, but I don't get to play with fancy yarns that often. I'd love to win your scarf! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  93. What a beautiful scarf. I want to learn to crochet. I wish I would have wanted to when my Grandmother was alive. I loved all the things she made. What a sweet blog.

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  94. I love to crochet ... but also taught myself so I understand your troubles. Love the scarf!

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  95. Hello, please count me in. Am having a giveaway to . Come try your luck.

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  96. I think that is awesome that you taught yourself using youtube- handmade is warmest!

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  97. Love that yarn!
    New follower here! Love your blog.
    Thank you for the chance!

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  98. I love homemade things and I am sure it will be divine!!
    Trish xo

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  99. This is such a lovely giveaway! How can I not enter?

    ~Kate
    (miss.kate.evans@gmail.com)

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  100. you're so crafty! such a great idea!

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  101. lovely and so sweet of you! i love scarves! i use to make crochet chains with my grandma! susan

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  102. What a beautiful shade of gray! And what a great giveaway.

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  103. crossing my fingers that it's me! :)

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  104. I love this idea of a handmade Christmas. Maybe I can shoot for that next year. Gives me a whole year to prepare! lol. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway and thank you so much!! I know the scarf will be beautiful!
    Blessings~

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  105. Sweet, sweet giveaway. And how nice to have a homemade Christmas...I wish I were a bit more crafty!

    Please enter me in your giveaway...the scarf will get a lot of use here in Chicago! Brrr...

    XO,
    Jane

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  106. What a cool giveaway. I can't wait to explore your blog.

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  107. 111 Comments already??? Oh well, its still so worth it to try out my luck!!!! :-D~Kristen

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  108. I wish I could pull off a handmade Christmas!

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  109. I love handmade and I'd love to win this scarf that sounds so nice! I like how simple your giveaway rules are. :) That is so funny I enabled you to order some EM (everyday minerals) makeup! Did you do the little base tester pots? I am loving the original glow formula. I want their new $4 eye shdow palettes now.. I mean that is cheaper than Maybelline, ha ha. They always give freebies, too.. love 'em! Take care doll!
    Lara xx

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  110. I love scarves! Thanks for the giveaway!
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  111. I've been searching high and low for a cozy gray scarf! I read about your giveaway on Mary's (Urban Farmgirl) blog, so now I'll be a regular visitor! :)

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  112. Oh!!! what a fabulous give-away! Thanks!!
    Wish me luck.

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  113. I just found your blog. LOVE your cute goats! Your scarf looks gorgeous, so glad I found you!
    -Sara.

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  114. this is awesome...would love to win....thanks for the chance..

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  115. I love your style and browsing your blog for inspiration. And I would LOVE to win that scarf. Gray is beautiful and so are your pictures.

    Jenni
    House of White

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  116. That scarf is going to be beautiful! I too am having a handmade Christmas, and I would love the chance to win your beautiful work to wear for myself! Thanks for the chance, crossing my fingers!
    -Rachel
    www.silverliningdecor.etsy.com

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  117. What a lovely idea!

    Happy crocheting!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  118. This handmade lovin' freak would LOVE to be entered! I taught myself to knit and I do so love doing it! It is wonderful to share with others of your talents - thank you for such a sweet offering!

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  119. So cozy!! Count me in!! Absolutely lovely things!
    xx-Gina

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  120. I love it! enter me please!


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  121. Beautiful, practical and warm....

    ami renee
    bigtreedesigns3@yahoo.com

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  122. Aww - I would love to win this giveaway - I need a good scarf - and I'm sure yours are just lovely! ;) Love your blog, sweetie! Hope I win! Have a blessed day!

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  123. I'd love to win this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

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  124. Wow, I would absolutely love your handmade scarf! Can you teach me how to crochet too? I have books, I am willing to learn!!!

    Thank you for the chance!
    Johanna

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  125. YouTube Knitting Instructional! I love it! I must tell my husband there are better instructional videos on YouTube than the "Pole Dancing" tutorial he thinks I should watch. Perhaps if I were wearing your lovely hand-knitted scarf it just might give me the courage...

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  126. LOVE your style! And how cool that you taught yourself to crochet on YouTube?! Didn't know you could do that. And I saw you mentioned you are doing only handmade gifts for Christmas this year - we're doing that too! Thanks for the great giveaway, I hope I win!! :)

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  127. Such a wonderful giveaway...thanks so much for the chance! ~Deb~

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  128. I love handmade. It is so much more personal and special. I would love a chance to win something you made by hand ;0)
    I promise to give it a good home!

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  129. wow!!! its wonderful you taught yourself to knit, it looks relaxing to me maybe I'll have to give it a try..

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  130. i love handmade gifts, in fact, i always offered handmades for my girls. your crochet scarf will turn out lovely i am sure. what a wonderful gift this is going to be. ifi win, i will cherish this ♥
    oh, i am having a giveaway too ! please, do vitit :)
    monique

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  131. What a beautiful scarf! Your work looks perfect!

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  132. So generous to include foreigners from overseas in yoyr giveaway, I`ll be happy to participate and hopefully win the warm and cosy scarf!

    Have a fine sunday!

    Helle

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  133. Our family has enjoyed many handmade holidays over the years and while they are a lot more laborious they are so worth it.

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  134. Hi Andrea, I would love to own anything you made by hand...even a coaster or a door knob cover...anything!

    xxoo kelley

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  135. I agree: Homemade is best...especially if it is made out of yummy grey alpaca yarn!! :)

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  136. Please count me in too. I love grey!! So nice of you to be doing this.
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  137. Hello Andrea, I would like to win :-) I love Alpaca yarn...since my boyfriend is peruvian.
    Andrea (too)

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  138. Oh, please pick me! I ♥ the color of that yarn!!

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  139. what a lovely giveaway - thanks so so much

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  140. I'm new to your blog and love it! The scarf sounds lovely!

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  141. What a great way to say how much we care and love soemone by giving them a handmade gift. Thanks for the beautiful give a way!

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  142. I am new to your blog and would love to learn to make a scarf someday. In the meantime, I'd love to win one of yours to keep me warm! Thanks!

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  143. You are so talented! A handmade giveaway is just perfect for the Holidays. I just love that alpaca gray! Thanks for counting me in.
    Blessings,
    Becky C

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  144. Oh man, I wish I could knit or crochet... what a valuable talent! Happy Holidays!!!

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  145. That color and look is ideal this Winter--- as snow falls outside the window and begins blanketing everything in white; all-things-cozy, like your scarf, just sound fantastic! I'm so impressed you taught yourself...

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  146. Andrea! I would be thrilled to own a scarf made by you. What a fun giveaway. :)

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  147. Oh I just love these. And such yummy colors. You are very generous!

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  148. I would wear it with pride all winter!

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  149. What a sweet giveaway! Please enter me!!

    I forgot to leave a comment and congratulate you and hubby for 17 years!! Hope you have 3 times that many more years of happiness!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  150. Lovely and thoughtful. I would be honored to wear it.

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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  151. Thank you for the chance to win one of your creations! I can completely relate to your post about being more like a "dude", I often say that of myself! :-)

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  152. What a wonderful idea. I would love to wear one of your creations!

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  153. I love scarves, and I think it's great that you learned to knit by watching YouTube. I would love to learn to crochet also. Maybe I'll teach myself the same way.

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  154. Sounds wonderful!

    I was so disapointed when I went to Brass Armadillo while in Omaha and you weren't there!

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  155. Oh, I love cozy crocheted scarves, and I love Gray!! Please count me in!! So sweet to give one of your crafted items away...I know how much time and love goes into a gift like that!
    Lisa

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  156. Hi, I just found your blog and will definitely be back!

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  157. I recently came across your blog and love it! I, too, am trying to make more handmade things this year for Christmas. It gives you a great, warm feeling when you put your time into something personal and handmade for someone. Your scarf will certainly be enjoyed during those cold winter months!

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  158. Oh, nothing feels better than Alpaca around the neck!! Especially hand made!! Great give away!!

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  159. Holy! Schmoly! I might of JUST made it! read about this at Mary's - oooooh! I'm a luck girl!

    Happy Thanksgiving! xo, Sami Jo

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