Thursday, January 2, 2014

How about a giveaway to start of 2014!

How about we start of the New Year with a giveaway?  I have only had one giveaway in my blogging life and I think it is high time I rectified that.  Are you ready to try something new in 2014?  I have several giveaways planned in the early months of 2014.  You see my local yarn store has gone out of business and I have bought many different items and lots of new yarn, some of the purchases with you in mind.  Why shouldn't we all benefit from my shopping expeditions.  

My  big decision is what to pick first, hmmmm.......  How about some needle felting?


Have you wanted to try needle felting but did not want to go to the expense of purchasing the kit?  Well here is your chance.  I really love needle felting and have made several different types of projects like pins, earrings, a felted bird in a nest, embellishments on bags and knitting.  I am no expert that is for sure and can't seem to find the time to become one , but it is sure fun to play around with.  You can visit YouTube and watch many different videos to get yourself started.  I, however, can get you some of the supplies you need to get you on your way to a new crafting endeavor.


This giveaway includes the Needle Felting Starter Kit from Fiber Trends.  This is exactly like the one I use.  It comes with a large piece of dense foam and four different felting needles.  There are instructions in the bag, but like I said before I found watching videos to be the most helpful.


There are two bags of bits and bobs of fleece I have from here at my house.  Enough fleece to make a few things and get you started.
 

The easiest way to learn needle felting is to use little cookie cutters to help give you a form to follow.  So I have included some in the giveaway with more of a Spring theme.  Spring is coming even if it feels like you are living in the frozen tundra.  There are 10 pin backs in the package just in case you want to make some Spring themed pins.

I really enjoy needle felting, it has opened up a new way for me to embellish my knitting, and of course it is yet another way to play with fiber.   

So here are the rules, there are no rules.  Just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a name on January 7th and that is that!  You do not need to be a follower (although I'd love it if you were), you do not need to jump through any hoops or post about this here and there.  Just leave me a comment and tell me you are in!  If you are an anonymous blogger, you will have to let me know how I can get a hold of you.  There are no restrictions on where you live, I will ship anywhere.

  Hope you are ready to try experiment with something new.  If you already needle felt, you can join in too as you can never have to many supplies.  Here is to a fun and creative 2014!

42 comments:

moonstruckcreations said...

Oh my, what a fabulous and generous giveaway!!!!

Please may my name be put into the hat?

Thank you!

Helenxx

Sarah Sweethearts said...

That's a great and generous giveaway and sure do want to be included. :) The date is my middle child's Birthday too.

kathyinozarks said...

oh wow I love giveaways and I love needle felting-awesome giveaway-so count me in thanks Meredith.

Clicky Needles said...

oooh I'd love to be in too please. I'm not good at needle felting and like to try more.
Clicky Needles x

Shirley said...

Good Morning, Oh what a wonderful way to try something new. Please put my name in the pot. I enjoyed catching up with you. It is hard for family to leave, but it will come a little easier later. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a incredibly generous give away, that's such a nice start to a new year. I love needle felting, the options to create something beautiful are endless.

Jen

Linda Gilbert said...

Well ... What a wonderful start to 2914. I have never tried needle felting but would love to.
Thank you so much for giving all of us lovely Bloggers the chance to win. Love the cookie cutters too. Felting and then cooking what a perfect combination.
Love linda

Betsy said...

Very generous oh you Meredith, but of course that's what you always are. :-). I've never tried needle felting but admit to being very curious about it.
Happy New Year my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Betsy said...

Very generous oh you Meredith, but of course that's what you always are. :-). I've never tried needle felting but admit to being very curious about it.
Happy New Year my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

Count me in! I've been thinking the same thing, that I need to have a giveaway, but the holidays are all-consuming, and I'll do one soon.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are just too sweet!! I love your felting, but have not ever tried it myself. I hate your LYS is closing. Is there another near? blessings ~ tanna

Noelani Whitley said...

im in!

Bridget said...

What a fun way to start the new year! I have always wondered about needle felting, but am too chicken to try it ... :-)

Penny said...

Woo hoo I am in thanks Meredith, I really have wanted to give needle felting a try and there is a local lady I might sign up to having a beginners day with this year. I want to do a give away soon too xox Penny

Susanne said...

I am planning a giveaway too. What better way to start the new year. I have to figure out what I plan to do. I have been wondering about needle felting. Have seen several are doing it including you. I have a book somewhere on making a felted Yorkshire Terrier and intended one day to try.
I think I would love to be in this giveaway and please count me in.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Christy said...

I have not tried needle felting but have wanted to try it out.

Little broaches maybe?

In anycase thank you for the generous give away.

Christy

Clare said...

Ooh how lovely, somthing I've always fancied having a go at. Please put my name in the hat.
Clare xx

Jo said...

I am in! Pretty please... I love needle felting but I have crashed my stash this Christmas making tree decorations for all my friends. The cutter method is the one I use. I have a post about it here http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/felting-decorations.html
but I agree, Youtube is pretty good too. Love Jo x

Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I've been wanting to try needle-felting for awhile now. Thank you so much for the chance to win, Meredith. :)

kathy b said...

I could needle felt a dog or a cat!!! or a gnome or a ball for the cats to play with.
Please put my name in the hat!

principeta said...

This is amazing,I always want to try this but never did,thank you for the chance to win it.

Happy New 2014 Year!!!!

Olga said...

Happy New Year Meredith! Wish you and your family a year filled with peace and happiness (and tons of crafty projects)!
I think a giveaway is a nice way to start a new year. I've never tried felting and just like you said didn't want to spend money on buying a kit or going to a class, but I wouldn't miss a free chance, lol. So please count me in!

RedSetter said...

I'd love to have my name put in the hat too for this really generous giveaway. I have tried needle felting but only the safety one and not the 3d freeform so I'd love to win and give this a try if my name comes up.

Karen51 said...

What a fun way to start the new year.......a new project. Include me in the drawing please and have a good day.

Tami Crocheter said...

I would love to be included

Taciana Simmons said...

Hello my dear friend ... That is a wonderful way of starting the new year. Thx for your generosity... And I would love to be included. Happy new year again :)

Annette T. said...

Meredith, this is such a fun give away. Can't wait to give it a try. I've seen such cute little felted items lately. Thank you so much, Annette T

Joyful said...

What a cool giveaway. I'm novice knitter and haven't yet tried felting. If I won your kit I'd be happy to learn how :-)

kristieinbc said...

Thanks for the chance to win the needle felting kit. I have always wanted to give it a try!

Shari LeBlanc said...

What a wonderful idea to bring in the New Year! This of course would be new for me since I've never use felt for anything. Count me in!!!

Ryan McGhee said...

I recently connected with your blog and love it! And love the needle felt kit from that wonderful yarn store...I know someone is really going to enjoy it,

Thanks for providing such an enjoyable read in my inbox.
Ryan

elns said...

Okay, you just cemented my decision to publish my next post. Your generous nature is catching. How are you so good at so many different crafty things? Don't enter me in the giveaway, but I just wanted to thank you for your kindness.

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

I have wanted to try this for some time and have watched a few videos. It is SO COLD here, it would be wonderful to work with this medium on some of these days when we are truly stuck inside.

Thanks for the chance!!

Lynne said...

I honestly never really thought about needle felting, but you're a great saleswoman - It sounds like fun!

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

wow.. this is such a great giveaway.. I just found your blog over at google search engine.. please throw my name into the drawing hat.. and I've also followed your blog. thank you for a chance to win.. :D

Lori Lynn said...

I read your blog once a week and have enjoyed getting to know you. Needle felting really intrigues me but I've never tried it. This would be lots of fun!

JackieNj said...

I would love a starter kit to get me started on my needle felting adventures.

mobyknit said...

You are so generous! What a great way to start off the New Year! I've seen so many pretty needle felted projects, but I have never had the opportunity to try it myself. I'd love to win!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh gosh, I have to enter this ... and thank you very much for the generous giveaway.

Great way to bust stash, too - hold a giveaway! :)

Emma Brine said...

oo I'd love to start needle felting. Ive just discovered your lovely blog :) x

Deb said...

would love to be included in your gorgeous giveaway ~ thank you Meredith ♥ hope you are having a wonderful Monday xo

grl.dk said...


Wish you a Wonderful ~ Creative ~ Happy New Year.
Greetings from Denmark.


I'm in ( if you send overseas ).