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She’s back… with another giveaway!  She being me.  I hope you guys are enjoying all these giveaways lately, what could beat winning something for yourself or as a holiday gift for a loved one?  Today, I’d like to introduce to you my dear blog friend, Flora, of FlowerPot Designs.  Her shop is full of cute knitted goods for ages young to old!  Her signature items are her elf, gnome, and pixie hats, but she also sells cowls and fingerless gloves too!


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls. I love knitting, reading, cooking and anything crafty. I started a blog over 3 years ago to document my adventures as a new mother on maternity leave. Now my web site and shop are my creative outlets.

P.S. I’m a huge coffee lover and I’ll never give up really good cheese.

2) Where do you draw inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from my girls. They are the joys in my life and almost everything I knit was originally conceived of for them. I hope I can one day share my fiber love with them and inspire them to follow their own paths to creativity.

3) How did you get into knitting?

I started knitting regularly after purchasing a knit-your-own bag kit by Suss Cousins at a local bookstore one day and learned to knit using the instructions from the kit. When I was about 13 years old, my mom had taught me the basic knit and purl stitches and I remember making a mountain of scarves and mini blankets for my Barbie dolls. So when I started this kit, there was a moment of deja-vu as the stitches actually felt familiar to me. My grandmother was an awesome knitter.

4) What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

I love coffee flavoured ice creams — so anything mocha or cappuccino would make my day.


Good through Sunday, December 12 2010, Flora is offering a special discount to FlowerPot Designs just for you lovelies!  You can receive 10% off your order if you enter “SANDYALAMODE” in the Coupon Code box at checkout!


FlowerPot Designs is giving away a fabulously chic Uptown Cowl in Seafoam Green (a $58 value), absolutely PERFECT for this chilly weather many of us are having!  With a variety of ways this ribbed turtleneck cowl can be worn; from around the neck, to pulled down from the shoulders, or with the collar up or rolled over like a cozy turtleneck, the styles are endless.  This stylish cowl is hand knit in a wool-acrylic blend for softness, warmth and easy care.

To Enter:

1.  Visit FlowerPot Designs and leave a comment with your favorite item from the shop!

For additional entries (please leave comment for each action):
2. Follow this blog with Google Friend Connect on right (if you already do, please let me know)
3. Heart (add to favorites) FlowerPot Designs on Etsy (if you already do, please let me know)
4. Tweet about this giveaway (make sure to use @sandyalamode in your tweet)

Feel free to use this tweet:
I just entered a giveaway for a stylish cowl made by FlowerPot Designs on @sandyalamode http://bit.ly/dLxASa

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and closes on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 5PM CST.  Winner will be announced shortly after.

Entries for this giveaway have been closed!  Thanks for entering!!