Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Shop Excitement and a Give-Away

As I was sitting at the kitchen table last week it occurred to me that I really like my coasters.

I sit at that kitchen table Monday-Friday while the kids do schoolwork with a huge glass of ice and Diet Coke. Enough ice that my cup perspires all day long. And my coasters have never let me down, have never soaked through to wet the table. And they're pretty. Really pretty. What a win-win.

And then it occurred to me that I should make some for my shop. "Share the awesomeness," I thought to myself.

So I did, adding a whole new happy section to the etsy shop. There's not a one I don't love, please take a look and see for yourself. As much as I love making baby quilts I had such a great time doing something a little more "grown up" and sophisticated. And working on a smaller scale with fewer fabrics was fun too.

These will also be presented at craft shows.

While getting excited about sewing these fantastic coasters it occurred to me that a give-away was in order. I'm planning quite a few give-aways in November, as the holidays approach (so stay tuned for more), this is just the first.

I'm giving away this lovely blue on blue print coaster with a coordinating pink/red/blue stripe. The backside of the coaster is the stripe. The coasters come in a set of four and are 4.5" square. When all is said and done each coaster is 6 layers of fabric thick throughout ... hence the great absorbancy. The seams are finished and the coasters are machine washable (we Diet Coke drinking home school teachers can get a little loopy and spilly by the end of the day).

It is entirely probable that a bit of fabric will be included in the package to the winner with the coasters.

***contest has ended, thanks***

The nitty gritty:
  • To enter leave a comment, with a valid e-mail address somewhere. You can tell me which coaster you like best if you wish.
  • For additional entries mention this contest (and the coasters in my shop, if you please, and I hope you do) with a link to this post on your blog, facebook page, and/or twitter and leave a separate comment for each of those things with a way to verify that you did (ie - your twitter name, a link to the blog post, etc.) and a valid e-mail address.
  • That's a total of four possible entries.
  • The contest will end Sunday, October 30th around 10 PM Eastern time.
  • Thanks for playing and good luck!
*** I was asked why I was asking for an e-mail address. Fear not ... I just want to be able to notify you if you've won! I won't be using your e-mail for any other purpose.


    1. OOOO!!!

      Thanks for entering me--so pretty!
      I like all of them:)
      adustyframe @ yahoo.com

      PS did you happen to read this post? I thought it may crack you up:)

    2. Throw my name in the hat...they are all so pretty...mine would have to survive coffee...day in and day out...I have so enjoyed your blog...it was one of the first one's I became a follower of...the pictures are always so clear and beautiful. Thanks for the sweet give-a-way.

    3. haha!! What a terrific photo for them. :D (we homeschooled for 6 1/2 years - LOVED it, best thing our family ever did) lyncc@aol.com

    4. These are adorable! I love the bright fabrics. My baby sis has a jewelry shop on etsy--I am not crafty, but it so fun to see the things people do:) I'm at quinnschilling@gmail.com

    5. Oh, also Lizzie sent me:) And I posted this to my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quinnschilling/posts/119476831494416

    6. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/quinnschilling/status/128844700265361408

    7. How fun....I like them all. Lizzie sent me.

    8. They are all so pretty! I think my favorite is the giveaway ones. I just love blues.

    9. Those are pretty! Lizzie sent me over. :)

    10. I tweeted:

    11. Sweet! They look awesome


    12. Love them! Will post this on Facebook, too. pattyphipps@sbcglobal.net

    13. So pretty! I don't think I could choose a favorite!!


    14. They are all so pretty! Thanks for the chance at winning. dana_brian AT verizon DOT net

    15. I especially like the top right ones with lots of blue. They are all attractive, though. Lizzie N. sent me here. :)
      kimberlyleuikovach at gmail dot com

    16. I Fbooked about the contest and your etsy shop.

      kimberlyleuikovach at gmail dot com

    17. Just found your blog - thanks for a chance to win. I love those photos of the coasters in the air

    18. Nice!
      Tabitha Evans

    19. These are sooo pretty! My Mom would love these, they would make such a wonderful christmas gift!!

    20. these are all adorable! I would love to win a set for my house.