Hello, friends and welcome to…
8 Days of Giveaways:
Hooked by Hanna is a cottage industry offering crochet creations of all kinds: unique hats, toys for babies and children, neckwear, etc. Items can be made to the customer’s preferences and specifications.
I admit it; I’m hard wired to prefer buying gifts from artists and crafters and small business owners because, unselfishly, I want my money to benefit real people and not a group of already wealthy shareholders, and, selfishly, I really love giving one-of-a-kind gifts. Last Christmas, I pinged my friend Hanna, a crochet master and fellow bibliophile (pretty sure we could talk about books for hours), and ordered boot cuffs in cream and grey (for me) and in purple (for my high school daughter). Turns out, they were some of my favorite, favorite gifts last year. Pretty. Fun. Affordable. We still have them a year later, and they’ve held up perfectly — just like new, actually. My only complaint is Abby keeps stealing mine, the punk.
In extra cool news, Hanna is giving 25% of all ready for purchase sales in the month of December to efforts gathering supplies for refugee hygiene kits. Supplies will be delivered to Syrian refugees through Medical Teams International. Gotta say, in a world that’s full of hurt where words of fear seem to fly unfettered, people like Hanna who find a way to send love and help and hope, using what she has — her hands and skeins of yarn — are light in the darkness, and I am endlessly grateful for people like her.
Today’s Giveaway is the incredibly gorgeous blue slouch hat pictured to your right. TO ENTER, simply leave a comment on this blog post anytime until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Sunday, December 13. (Psst… don’t enter on Facebook— though I LOVE comments there and read every one, I’m using the blog comment string to randomly select a winner). Any comment will work to enter, but if you’d like a prompt, tell me about a favorite gift — given or received. It can be small or big, cost a great deal or nothing at all. For example, I’d tell you about the Wonder Woman panties Greg bought for my stocking this year which I haven’t mentioned to him yet because I want what he bought me to be a surprise. 🙂
This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations, Heather! Look for a message from me with all the details!
P.P.S. There are boot cuffs in that ready-to-purchase album, and if anyone **ahem*Greg*ahem** wants to buy me blue or grey fingerless gloves, or one of the chiffon/crochet mixed fabric infinity scarves, I’d be OK with that.
P.P.P.S. Or commission Hanna to make me some silver Wonder Woman wrist cuffs. That could work out for you, Greg. Like, that could work out for you real well, man. Just saying.
Do Note: Multiple giveaways are going simultaneously — one every day for 8 days and each of them open for 48ish hours, so check back every day to see what new giveaways there are!
Also Note: This giveaway is open worldwide. None of this “America only” crap. We do not have time for America Only in this ComeUnity. Hanna is providing the blue slouch hat and U.S. shipping; I’ll supplement shipping if one of you wins from elsewhere.
Also-also Note: The artists selected for this giveaway were hand-picked by yours truly. They did not pay for these spots, nor do I benefit in any financial way by hosting these. Emotionally? I get a HUGE benefit. ‘Cause this stuff makes me happy. Each artist received a spot on the right sidebar (or, if you’re viewing on your mobile, at the bottom of the page) to advertise his/her stuff (hint: you can catch a preview there of what’s coming over the next few days), which is my gift to them to thank them for partnering with me. They’re rad.