Monday, February 21, 2011

be embellished brooch giveaway! TIME'S UP!

i just participated in a brooch exchange coordinated by the very talented regina of creative kismet...as part of the exchange some of us are offering up one of the brooches we made for the exchange in giveaways starting today...PLEASE visit creative kismet for the complete list of giveaways...

the rules for the exchange were just that the brooches had to be handmade by the participant using the medium of their choice...since i'm longing for spring, i decided to make colorful crochet flower brooches (pattern by mamachee on etsy)...

here are four of the brooches i made:

i am offering up TWO flower brooches today:
a pink one


and a blue one

each flower is hand crocheted by me using 100% cotton yarn, backed with wool felt sewn on with dmc floss finished off with a metal bar pin


how to win?

i like to keep it simple, just leave a comment (one per person, please) telling me what signals the start of SPRING to you!
contest open thru this wednesday, february 23 at 8pm est (sorry, no international shipping)
the 2 winners will be contacted immediately so please make sure you leave your email address especially if you are a 'no-reply' blogger

thanks for visiting and GOOD LUCK!

~k


17 comments:

D said...

You always come up with the cutest things! Consider this my entry.

Punchbugpug said...

Camp opening!!!!

Swampgirl said...

The first day I can wear flip-flops!

creativechimera said...

Oh, those are so pretty! I'm in the giveaway, so I shouldn't really enter here... I hope I get one through the swap! I do think it's funny that we both picked the same comment topic!

Spring... I'm looking forward to running without being on the ice and planting. I'm starting a marathon class which has me shaking in my shoes... the ice makes it worse. :)

Lorna said...

These are so sweet! I look forward to seeing those brave spring flower buds poking through the surface of the earth because all of a sudden the sunshine is *spring* sunshine, & not winter!

Arborescence said...

Lots of people say that Texas doesn't have all of the seasons, but to the close observer we do. I noticed my favorite sign of spring yesterday (yay!!). On a bush in a neighbor's yard the tiniest trembling buds were starting to form. I can't wait!

Also, I really love the blue flower, but would be honored to wear either!

Jaime Lynn Barks said...

I love your flowers! Soooooo cute! Spring to me is daffodils in bloom, I can't wait to see those little pops of yellow.

Just in case I get lucky : ) jaime [at] barksblog [dot] com

Tammy said...

ah! these are so wonderful! Love them!! Spring to me is that warm gentle breeze that smells of earth, bright tulips holding the light in their colored cups,and the impossible green spreading over the landscape! Living in the frozen north of canada REALLY has me missing spring...can you tell? LOL! Head on over to my blog if you like :o)(wildgypsychronicles.blogspot.com)Hope I win! Have a super day!Tam

Jeanie said...

Spring? I live in Southern California, it was spring last week--oh now it's winter again, and I almost took the cover off the barbecue.

Love your cheerful brooches! I too am participating in the giveaway, so scoot over and comment for a chance to win. http://sewjoe.blogspot.com/

Random Musings said...

So cute!

Signs of spring are all the new full nail polish colors and the WEATHER I can not wait for it to stay like this!

jmbmommy said...

What fun! I am always looking for the first leaves of the crocus... they always come early, but it always makes me hopeful for spring!

AM said...

The sound of a lawn mower! WHich I heard TODAY in my neighborhood!

Scattered Leaves said...

I love the brooches, both colors are perfect for spring! Hmm, spring is still quite far away where I live, but I think the first thing that brings it to mind is the feel of the soft warm wind on my cheeks when I close my eyes and just drink in the freshness of the sun warmed air.

Raesha D said...

These are so beautiful! WOW!! I'm excited to have a chance to win one.
Spring....spring in New Mexico means WIND but also longer days, warmer weather, and lots of fun hairbands and hair clips cause of all the wind:)

S. said...

Lovely brooches! Thank you for the chance to win :) Even though I live in Mexico, I have an address in the US - FYI in case I win, wishful thinking!

greetingarts said...

So pretty!

I think Easter usually signals Spring for me, I live in Southern California so sometimes it's hard to tell!

Pam said...

adorable pins!

Start of Spring? When I don't have to wear my coat out and it's nice enough to let the windows down a bit in the car. When I can wear flip flops again. Also, starting to see buds of leaves on the trees and my daffodills starting to bloom.