Exciting times!

25 Sep
This crafty fox has some Crafty Foxes news!

This crafty fox has some Crafty Foxes news!

Yes.

It’s true.

There are exciting times ahead. Why, I hear you ask?? Exciting time number one is that after months of deliberating, I’ve finally decided to open my own Etsy shop – Crafty Foxes. I will be selling my handmade wares in the big wide handmade world. The official open date is December 1st (a little while away I know), with the reason being that I work full time and need to stagger the making so I’m not bogged down right at the end and panicking I have nothing to sell. I just hope I have a least one person that likes my stuff enough to buy it but my friends and family like the things I give them as presents, so fingers crossed! The image above is my makeshift logo for now (I sketched it at work today).

On to exciting time number two.

To celebrate my little announcement I’ve decided to have myself a little GIVEAWAY!! Yes, you heard right! I’ve taken the plunge and got myself organised enough to do a giveaway. It’s my first and I’m a little nervous about it but I’m really excited to be doing it. And to top it all off, there will be 2 winners!!

Some of these lovely things could be yours!

Some of these lovely things could be yours!

Each winner will receive a package containing one of my felt heart brooches (they’re stuffed with polyfil and are nice and squidgy in a good way!!), one of my crocheted headbands (it will be embellished with buttons from my button stash), one of the above postcards (either a knitting rabbit or cool little owl), and a surprise gift – this will be chosen once the winners are announced as I want it to be personalized for the person, although it won’t necessarily be handmade. AND it will all be inside a handmade tote bag!

So I guess you want to know how to enter the First Ever Crafty Foxes Autumn Giveaway, huh? It’s simple. Just leave me a comment about your favourite Autumn accessory and why you love it so much. It could be a hat, a scarf, a pair of gloves or mittens…it could even be a decoration you put out each year around this time! Mine is a soft pink knitted hat (that currently needs a wash so won’t be pictured yet) that gets put on my head around this time of year and then doesn’t come off until the weather gets a whole lot warmer.

Toasty warm!

Toasty warm!

These fingerless gloves (there is another one but I haven’t mastered the art of no hand photo taking, hehe) are also a favourite too. My mum knitted them for me a couple of years ago and they’re chunky and warm and soft in just the right amounts.

The closing date for this giveaway is the 9th October. That’s 2 weeks to get your entries in. The winners will be chosen at random by my mum on the 10th (it’s going to be names in a woolly hat) – she’s coming down and we’re going to the Knitting and Stitching Show in London. I’m so excited!! You can enter as many times as you want but be aware you can’t win both prizes – there will be two winners and who wants two lots of the same things?

So good luck to all you lovely readers and sorry for the long blog if you’ve reached this part. You are all amazing and I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to reading all your comments!!

xx Crafty love from a Crafty Fox xx

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11 Responses to “Exciting times!”

  1. Jaelynn September 25, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    AW! such a cool blog!
    I own like 100 scarves and cowls- so I suppose thats my favorite!
    &yes- im having tons of fun!
    xoxo

  2. margot September 27, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    yayyy for your future etsy shop!!!
    thanks for stopping by my bloggie!!
    you can see my illustrations at http://www.margotmiller.com

  3. Amanda September 27, 2009 at 4:37 am #

    I just discovered your blog through Elsie’s, a beautiful mess (don’t you just love her?)

    What an exciting time for you opening up your own etsy shop-cheers!

    I’d have to say my favorite accessory is anything in the scarf family.

  4. corinne September 27, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    hiiiii!!! what an awesome giveaway!!!
    i love everything about autumn….i love wearing warm sweaters, and knitted scarves and hats, oh and boots!!! wonderful short slouchy boots!!! and i put up leaf garlands and twinkle lights….oh i could go on forever about autumn and my fav accessories πŸ™‚

  5. astrid September 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    hej and yeah for knitting.
    my things for this season are
    knitted socks, pumpkin brooches and ponchos.

    Great giveaway and i love the idea of your craft group. How many are you when you meet + how often do you meet and craft together?

  6. janel September 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    Yay! Thank you for tell me about this. Im not sure how I missed it. My favorite piece of clothing is my coat. It is soooo cute and I can not wait to stary wearing it again!!!

  7. Jaymi September 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Oooh, I love fall! My favorite fall accessories are knee socks. They just add that little extra something to a cute skirt or dress, not to mention cover up my pasty white legs!

  8. Aestraea October 3, 2009 at 5:15 am #

    definitely scarves. I make them, so I’ve got tons at home in all sorts of styles…and it’s so much fun to put on a different one everyday!

  9. Jamie Habermaas October 4, 2009 at 10:38 pm #

    Yay for new etsy shops!!!! Love your giveaway goodies! How exciting!!!! I loooove scarves!!! I don’t have nearly as many as I’d like but love that extra touch of color and something cozy around me! Can’t wait to see your opening of your shop and all the goodness it will hold!!!!

  10. Katja October 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    my favorite autumn accessories are scented candles. i have some from ikea and they smell like chocolate cake! isn’t that amazing?! πŸ™‚ i’m so addicted to chocolate and it makes me really really happy to come into a chocolate-smelling house πŸ˜€

  11. Kimi October 8, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    love your blog!! great job on all the fun autumn stuff from elsie and rachel’s class.

    my favorite autumn accessory is this grey scarf that opens up and can be used as a shawl.

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