12.12.2008

giveaway! Because it's the 12th day of Christmas, and other reasons.


I was going to post a giveaway today because I'm so close to finishing my Christmas orders and I wanted to celebrate by giving away some misfit projects that have turned out pretty fantastic. And because Joey has successfully learned how to put himself in time out when necessary. Saves so much transport time and makes the holidays merry.

But now that Gabrielle (we're totally on a first name basis...I'm totally on a first name basis) has clued me into the 12th day of Christmas celebration thing, I'm pretending I knew that and I'm jumping on the festive chuckwagon. I mean band.

This is what you {might} get if you leave me a celebratory comment:

This monster that was going to be Dani's but she changed her mind.

And this bag whose shell was cut the wrong size for the almost last bag of the Christmas orders...but I didn't have the heart to send it to the island of silly mistakes, so I completed the bag using cool stuff from the scrap bin. And I love it. And I want you to have it. Because it's the twelth day of Christmas. of course.

The flower is only attached with a safety pin, so you can take it off and put it anywhere you want.


My sister called me the other day and randomly started complaining about how she hates it when radio stations and charity places give these huge prizes away to one person instead of dividing it out among the little people. Like she'd enjoy a slice of that pie thing. Justified.

But I'm not dividing it up. I'm choosing not to give in to the complaints of dewsie. I am her bundle giving adversary. If you win, you get the whole pie!! Or enchilada, whichever you prefer. And maybe even a bonus treat that you may or may not care about. Depending on how you feel about blood sucking blockbusters.


All right, enough babbling.

Merry 12th.

Giveaway ends midnight Thursday, December 18.
Link to this page and you'll get a double entry!!
Be sure to tell me you linked.

88 comments:

Camille said...

The first comment never wins do they...here's to hope! I can't tell you how much I love your stuff. Hurry and open that etsy shop!

Katie Stacey said...

I've been reading your blog for a little while now, and I can't tell you how much I love your bags. They are great!

dawn&co. said...

I would love to add her to my already awesome monster friends! And the bag... to die for!

Mommy Madness said...

Your creations are adorable no matter if this is a giveaway or not I just had to let you know my opinion. Wishing you a happy 12th.☺

Terry said...

I'm soooo glad Dani changed her mind about the monster. It needs me. Cally, you are so darn talented.

Shelane said...

sign me up. love the fabric.

Shelane said...

oh, and linked.

heidizinha said...

i found your blog through shelane, and i must say i LOVE that bag. you are really talented!

heidizinha said...

i linked too, because i have to have that bag.

Yackin'aboutYeagerYoungins said...

You didn't say what time zone, so...it's not quite midnite pacific time yet. OK, so really, I just got the dishes done, the baby back to sleep and jumped on here because this is my window to the outside world. The computer I mean. Anyways, I really need cute stuff. You know I do with 4 boys living in the house. I have to find other sources to get my "cute on" because they won't let me paint my purple striped or pink polka dotted walls anymore! Maybe that's while I feel the urge to color part of my hair purple again. Hmmm, something to think about.

Yackin'aboutYeagerYoungins said...

and i linked...yes, I am greedy and want to win!

Mam said...

Pick me, pick me......as long as your sister is not included in the giveaway......if so, I'll swap you one of mine.

cupcake studio said...

What an awesome, cool bag! Wow~ Merry Christmas!

I am LoW said...

What a Merry Christmas TO ME it would be to win! :)

Jolene said...

I love your bags (and your creativity) they are all beautiful - but this one might be favorite. Oh, and I want to wear that pin on my coat and say hi to everyone.

Lindsey Rose said...

Oh Cally, you are so good! You know I will link! Merry Christmas!!

Amber said...

I love your fun and unique designs. I'm linking too!

corrie said...

The verification word is 'consunk'. Not really a word, but kind of funny.
IF you give it ALL to one person you consunk all the others who could have a little something. AND you maybe even consunk the getter because then they'll always expect to GET IT ALL! You set them up for a lifetime of disappointment.

But if it can all fit into a Target shopping bag or is less than a thousand dollars. No need to split it up. There. There's my criteria that at least I shall live by hereafter and forevermore.

Natalie said...

i've linked up. i would feel bad if i won again. maybe if i promise to give them as gifts it could work out ok. hmmm....will consider it.

Crystal Copeland said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, pick me, pick me, pick me! I know, you are really into the whole "honesty" thing, and you are gonna pick a winner the "right" way. I was gonna try and use leverage against you, and hold you family pictures hostage.
But that wouldn't be very nice, huh? Niceness ceases to be when Cally is giving away things! Ahhh....funny. Anyway, I have linked you my dear!!

beanie said...

What a fun, creative way to get in the Christmas spirit. I'm impressed that you are able to part with such cuteness!

SPACEY T said...

I'm in! & I linked..!

cassy said...

ok. i want this. elliot's room is a monster theme. and orange... and i still don't have one of your bags (your own sister... i know) and i am a huge blood-sucking fan... whatever that means to you. i wish i could link, but our website freaked out and (until seth can get to it to fix it) if i publish anything i'll lose everything. EVERYTHING. have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Ok Cally I might be privy to your creative genius what with the gifts and such but one can never get enough of your wonderful creations. Did you say blood-sucking fan? I think my daughters and I have gone above and beyond with such an idea, as in totally over the top fans! But I'm totally devoted to you of course! your creations are pure genius!! Your favorite fan and MACU gilre. Diana

Diana said...

Ok Cally I might be privy to your creative genius what with the gifts and such but one can never get enough of your wonderful creations. Did you say blood-sucking fan? I think my daughters and I have gone above and beyond with such an idea, as in totally over the top fans! But I'm totally devoted to you of course! your creations are pure genius!! Your favorite fan and MACU girl. Diana

Sharstin said...

i really need that darling bag!! so so cute--love the flower!
I am feeling lucky this time

amber said...
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buttercup said...

The Monster is SO CUTE! And I really love the funky bag. It makes me smile!

buttercup said...

Oh and Heidi sent me here via her blog and I posted on my blog too.

amber said...

I M GREEN WITH ENVY over you wonderfully talented self GREEN I TELL YOU!!! Merry 12 days of Christmas to you my love.
From your Great Canadian Friend who would love to win cause it would warm me up during this cold winter time. CHOW BABE!!!

Dawei said...

Love, love, love your creations!! I will have my fingers crossed all day! Thanks for being so generous!!

jenna said...

i heart the purse!!!

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

if you have just about finished your Christmas orders... that will be like seeing the light at the end of a tunnel. good for you. celebrations are wonderful. try to take a few minutes and sit down with the bowl of power pills filled clear to the top... and eat every last one as a preventative measure of course... cause i am sure you won't be slowing down any... just taking a deep breath.
ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Katy Beth said...

Oo Oo! It's my turn to win something! You know how much I admire your work & how jealous I am of you talent....is this working? because it's true! That should at least get me some points...

Oh, & as usual I'm linking. That's 2 in my favor, right?

Yackin'aboutYeagerYoungins said...

Wow, I was really tired last night-I thought that I was just barely meeting the deadline, when really I had all day today. It would help if I looked at a calendar. But that's waaaay too organized for me! I still want your goods!

Janet Whipple said...

ooh....very fun!! Cute stuff!!! Happy 12th day of Christmas!!

Kayli said...

Oh--these are GREAT! I love the bag!! I NEED the bag!

I am LoW said...

Okay, now I've linked to this. In my own special way. :-)

Natalie said...

I love your stuff. so cool. i hope. i hope. i hope. thanks for your generosity

yep said...

You know I want it! I think I should do a blog just to link to this. Though I don't know if that would count since technically the only reader would be me!

yep said...

Oh, sorry, that "yep" comment was your college roommate (sorta) Heather.

MiaKatia said...

What a fun idea!

Elizabeth said...

Once again, I am SO in! I know if I keep trying, one day it will be ALL mine!!!

I'll post a link, too.

Teresa Johnson said...

SO CUTE...as usual! So, pick me! I need some cuteness around here! Hope you are having a wonderful time preparing for Christmas! I love this time of year! :)

wonder woman said...

Yay for being so close to done!!!! I don't know that I've commented on all the orders you've been posting, but they are all beyond words CUTE. love love them. Just a bit busy myself, too.

but of COURSE I'll comment if there's a chance I get some of your misfits.

And once again CONGRATS on gittin 'er done!

and I'm linking.

chantal said...

I linked you. Enter me,I hope I win this time!!!!!!!

Camilla Starks said...

My cute little 7 month old would love to cuddle the adorable little monster...Since she is one herself. And the bag couldn't be a cuter diaper bag/Church goodie bag. I linked to your website from Lindsey Rose's blog. I love your stuff and will place you in my bookmarks. Thanks

Camilla Starks said...

Also linked you on my blog

Adamzes said...

I'm drooling and linking, and coveting your talents and your creativitiy (that is a talent too I guess). Just trying to up your comment count. Love your blog!

Angie said...

My little one would love to love that monster. (And slobber on her and snot all over her and bite her and sit on her...)
And her momma (me of course) would love to love the bag!!

Angie said...

Linked!!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

What a cute giveaway! Love it!

Kritta22 said...

I love your site! I'm so coming back. Found you through Blokthoughts!

Anonymous said...

I dont want your stinky bag anyway

bah humbug

Brian

PS - long live the corn king!

Anonymous said...

Just kidding - it is soooo cute to die for.

la la la la la la la

Brian

Anonymous said...

Seriously - at least you dont give away thing with little or no value like UT football tickets......

U lost to Wyoming right?

Brian - just getting the count up - corrie gets so jealous -

she runs a 1/2 marathon and gets 9 - you clean out your craft closet and get 55

Cynthia said...

yipee, i love that bag....

Christmas please come early!

The Coatney's said...

oooohhh. i'm so in love but i feel too guilty to want since i won the last one. so my vote can go to whoever comments sixth after me. um...unless it just shows up on my doorstep. good luck #6. i hope you win.

Cynthia said...

I created a link to this post on my blog. I love your cute pics and LOVE making them into buttons on my sidebar. They make my blog look so cute!

Heather said...

oh wow. this would make my day, week, month and season!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Wow! That is beautiful.

Becky said...

Still wanting that monster for my niece!!!

Heather said...

What a lovely bag!!! Congrats on almost being able to enjoy christmas. I am in need of a new bag for my 4 month old!

wendy said...

OK, sign me up --I AM ON A WINNING ROLE----------Well, I won two so far, one from Corrie and one from her friend---------kinda fun. I am getting greedy---------LET ME WIN

Camrin said...

So cute! I totally love your creations! The Fabric is to die for! :)

Aubrey said...

I linked over here from Wonder Woman & I would love to win these - you are so creative!
byubabe14@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

I love your creations, even the ones titled 'misfits'. Oh I hope I win...fingers (and toes)crossed til the drawing!
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

corrie said...

Hey there. Thanks for getting my all time high comments in the double digits! Woot! I don't even care that you were 4 of them!
I linked to your giveaway. and Mers and Design moms. Dang I hope I win SOMETHING!
xoxoxoox

The Studes said...

I found you from the aMAYzings blog. all i have to say is... wow.! If i don't win I would like to buy one!!!=)

thanks!

Ree said...

okay put my name in the slim chance hat! And I'll link ya.

cassy said...

ah. seth took his last final. and had TIME to fix the website. NOW YER LINKED!!!

naomi carmen said...

i love your stuff, especially that bag. i hope i win. happy holidays... naomi
ps: i linked your post on my at www.allovernaomisworld.blogspot.com.

Abbie said...

This stuff is so cute! Look at you!

Misty said...

Cute stuff!

The Osborne Family said...

I'm gonna try again to win one of your fabulous things. You have even inspired me to ask for a sewing maching for Christmas! I'm linking you on my site!

Sarah said...

So cute! I love your stuff.

Rachel said...

that monster is adorable!!! That bag is just too cute!!

mandi said...

oh my- you're clever! i love the stuff! i want the stuff! give me the stuff!
oh- and i've (of course) linked you to my blog. because (did i mention?) i want the stuff.

: )

Peanut said...

Oooh! Fun game! Who doesn't like free stuff?

Sonnet

Sheri said...

You are so amazingly talented. Love your stuff. I hope you open your shop back up after the holidays when things calm down (do they ever calm down?)

Nana/Mom said...

Hi There, Cherstin's mom in law here. I LOVE your blog, it always makes me smile. Please pick me, please please please...love your stuff, and can't wait till next year when you decide how you are going forward. There are a ton of things I MUST order for my daughter...If I had known about you when Cherstin had Brig, you would have had orders the too!!!

thanks for making my days a litte brighter-Patsi Nana

Georgi Family said...

What do I have to do to get one of these? I am going crazy I tells ya, crazy!! 8)

Bing said...

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! I'd love to win these cuties.
irisy8 at gmail dot com

susan said...

I linked so count me in twice. I've got a giveaway too. Check it out.

You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours !)

lil'gurl said...

you have amazing talent. God has blessed you with creativity.

Nana/Mom said...

oo-and if i do win, i won't be able to see untill 12/30 (no pc at home) thanks again for making me smile...Patsi

Embyr Glow said...

Cool stuffs!!! I did not know you had a blog cally, and now I see you're giving away some of the super cool stuff you make! Neato!!!! Sign me up... and I am totally posting this link!

Krista said...

Lovin' the Christmas spirit! You're the bestest! Linked.