FlowerPot Designs GIVEAWAY!

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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!

{MEET THE KNITTER}

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.

{DISCOUNT}

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!

{GIVEAWAY}

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!!


168 Comments

  1. November 28, 2010 / 10:11 pm

    The Black City Cowl, Hand Knit is my fave, her shop is super cute!!!

  2. November 28, 2010 / 10:13 pm

    I love the fingerless gloves…great for cold CA weather šŸ™‚

  3. November 28, 2010 / 10:13 pm

    I tweeted this giveaway too šŸ™‚

  4. November 28, 2010 / 10:14 pm

    I love the brown city cowl! Super cute. šŸ™‚

  5. November 28, 2010 / 10:14 pm

    I favorite her Etsy shop!

  6. November 28, 2010 / 10:15 pm

    I love both the seafoam and the brown cowls!

  7. November 28, 2010 / 10:15 pm

    I’ve favourited FlowerPot Designs on etsy!

  8. November 28, 2010 / 10:17 pm

    Tweeted!

  9. November 28, 2010 / 10:20 pm

    My favorite is the green pixie baby hat!

  10. November 28, 2010 / 10:20 pm

    Tweeted! (@piperpost)

  11. November 28, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    ooh this would be lovely for winter this year!

    i love the black elf hat. would be so cute on my little nephew. šŸ™‚

    thanks!

  12. November 28, 2010 / 10:26 pm

    Love the handknit slouchy beehive hat

  13. Michelle
    November 28, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    I love the The Brown City Cowl, Hand Knit! šŸ™‚

  14. Michelle
    November 28, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    I ‘heart’ the store! (Michelleesque)

  15. November 28, 2010 / 11:19 pm

    I love the shop and each and every cowl! I would wear those puppies everyday!

  16. va
    November 29, 2010 / 12:56 am

    I am a gfc follower .

  17. va
    November 29, 2010 / 12:56 am

    hearted shop under squirrel33 .

  18. Marlowe
    November 29, 2010 / 1:01 am

    the little elf hats are so super cute!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

  19. Marlowe
    November 29, 2010 / 1:02 am

    Im a follower on GFC!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

  20. Marlowe
    November 29, 2010 / 1:04 am

    I hearted Flower Pot Designs on Etsy (Mropat)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

  21. November 29, 2010 / 4:28 am

    sandy her shop is so cute!! I adore the cowls, the black and the seafoam green šŸ™‚

  22. Anna
    November 29, 2010 / 5:32 am

    Additional entry:
    I am a new GFC follower as Anna.

    mymindsvoice at hotmail dot com

  23. November 29, 2010 / 6:15 am

    My favorite item is the brown city cowl!! So gorgeous!

  24. November 29, 2010 / 6:15 am

    I follow your blog!

  25. November 29, 2010 / 6:16 am

    I added FlowerPot to my favorites šŸ™‚

  26. November 29, 2010 / 6:28 am

    I think I’d have to get one of those adorable children’s hats and give it to a friend for her little girl –they’re SO cute.

  27. November 29, 2010 / 6:28 am

    And I already follow you on Google Friend Connect.

  28. November 29, 2010 / 6:42 am

    I don’t have any kiddos but I think the green pixie hat is adorable.

  29. November 29, 2010 / 6:54 am

    wow! the uptown cowl looks SOOO cozy! i love it. i am following you on google, and i have added flowerpot to my favorites on etsy šŸ™‚ xoxo jcd

  30. November 29, 2010 / 7:38 am

    Umm….this cowl is my favorite! Love it!

  31. November 29, 2010 / 7:39 am

    And of course I’m a blog follower!

  32. November 29, 2010 / 7:39 am

    Her “elf” hats are ADORABLE!

  33. November 29, 2010 / 7:41 am

    I follow your blog šŸ™‚

  34. November 29, 2010 / 8:16 am

    I follow via GFC!

  35. November 29, 2010 / 8:16 am

    I heart Flower Pot Designs on Etsy.

  36. November 29, 2010 / 8:24 am

    Oh my goodness!! Can I get the ivory pixie baby hat with matching adorable baby, please?!

  37. November 29, 2010 / 8:25 am

    I’m a follower

  38. November 29, 2010 / 8:58 am

    I love how cheery and elegant her designs and colours are – though esp. in love with that slouchy beehive hat šŸ™‚

    Thanks for the introduction to another terrific talent!

  39. November 29, 2010 / 8:59 am

    P.S. Follow via GFC!

  40. November 29, 2010 / 9:21 am

    I like the elf knit hat for my dauther.

  41. November 29, 2010 / 9:37 am

    Oh I love the Brown City Cowl!

  42. November 29, 2010 / 9:37 am

    And I follow, of course.

  43. November 29, 2010 / 10:02 am

    Thanks for the feature, Sandy. Good luck everyone!

  44. November 29, 2010 / 10:54 am

    The green elf knit hat is adorable!!

  45. November 29, 2010 / 10:56 am

    I added FlowerPot Designs to my favorites on Etsy!

  46. November 29, 2010 / 10:56 am

    I follow you via GFC!

  47. November 29, 2010 / 11:01 am

    I love the giveaway item the most šŸ˜‰ The Uptown Cowl, Seafoam Green, Handknit… fingers crossed

  48. November 29, 2010 / 11:01 am

    already follow this blog- yay!

  49. November 29, 2010 / 11:02 am

    hearted her on etsy

  50. November 29, 2010 / 11:03 am

    tweet tweet. it’s on my twitter!

  51. November 29, 2010 / 11:23 am

    The Black City cowl is adorable!!

  52. November 29, 2010 / 11:24 am

    I’m following with GFC.

  53. November 29, 2010 / 11:25 am

    I added to favorites!

  54. November 29, 2010 / 11:33 am

    I tweeted it šŸ™‚

  55. November 29, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    I’m a follower on google friend connect šŸ™‚

  56. November 29, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    I’m all about the cowls!! especially the storm gray one – so pretty!!

  57. November 29, 2010 / 1:20 pm

    Tweet tweet!!! just tweeted šŸ™‚

  58. November 29, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    I hearted flower pot!

  59. November 29, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    I’m not sure what’s cuter, the green elf or the lil model šŸ™‚

  60. November 29, 2010 / 2:33 pm

    I like the green elf better. It is really cool and unique looking!

  61. November 29, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    I’m in love with the uptown cowl in gray and I’m totally jealous of her talent!

  62. November 29, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    coffee ice cream? yes, please!

    also, i adore the brown cowl. really lovely.

    šŸ™‚

    xo Alison

  63. November 29, 2010 / 9:51 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of these! I also love the black city cowl. So pretty!

  64. November 29, 2010 / 9:51 pm

    I also follow you with Google Friend Connect šŸ™‚

  65. November 29, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    I love the black city cowl!

  66. Crystalline
    November 29, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    The Storm Gray Uptown Cowl actually is my favorite! <3

  67. Crystalline
    November 29, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    GFC follower! (C Anderson)

  68. Crystalline
    November 29, 2010 / 10:59 pm

    Hearted Flowerpot Designs on etsy (as Crystalline).

  69. November 29, 2010 / 11:22 pm

    The green pixie baby hat would be so cute on a newborn!! It’s my favorite although there are too many cute pieces in her shop.

  70. November 29, 2010 / 11:23 pm

    & I follow via GFC

  71. November 30, 2010 / 7:34 am

    Dearest sweet sandy, flora’s work is awesome and this is such an inspiring interview. It’s really wonderful getting to know flora more! Thanks so much for such a lovely sweet giveaway! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you sweet friend!

  72. November 30, 2010 / 8:45 am

    I am in love with the Black Cowl!

  73. November 30, 2010 / 8:46 am

    Added to favorites on etsy!

  74. November 30, 2010 / 8:47 am

    I already follow on Google Friend Connect

  75. November 30, 2010 / 9:23 am

    Hi Sandy,
    I am visiting from Flora’s blog. Flora’s work is very beautiful! I loved reading the interview and learning more about her. Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway!
    Sweet blessings to you,
    Gloria

  76. November 30, 2010 / 9:31 am

    My favorite item from Flora’s shop is: The Pink Elf, Knit Hat…:) So sweet!

  77. November 30, 2010 / 11:31 am

    All of the cowls are my fave! So warm and cozy!

  78. November 30, 2010 / 11:32 am

    I follow you and your pretty face!

  79. November 30, 2010 / 11:33 am

    And…I just gave FlowerPot Designs two thumbs up. AKA, a heart and a place in my favorites.

  80. November 30, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    the uptown cowl in gray is to die for! since i’m still in denial that it is winter, i think i MUST have something this cute to hold me over until i thaw out in the spring. beautiful!

  81. November 30, 2010 / 2:20 pm

    Love the cowl and I’ve been following Flora for almost a year now. She’s such a talented knitter.

  82. November 30, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    I like the Storm Grey Fingerless Gloves–coziness galore!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  83. November 30, 2010 / 9:12 pm

    Already following with GFC (oona)

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  84. November 30, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Hearted Flowerpot Designs on Etsy (oonamoon)

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  85. December 1, 2010 / 12:23 am

    i love the blue elf hat! love the grey one even more but didn’t see it in the shop~!

  86. steph
    December 1, 2010 / 8:05 am

    nice knits!! I need to get back into knitting…still very much an amateur!

  87. steph
    December 1, 2010 / 8:08 am

    My fave is the brown city cowl.

  88. steph
    December 1, 2010 / 8:10 am

    just tweeted!

  89. Leeann
    December 1, 2010 / 8:45 am

    The brown city cowl has my vote, though really it’s all lovely!

  90. frugaluser
    December 1, 2010 / 11:20 am

    I really like the The Orange Gnome, Knit Hat
    sarahdottennysonatgmaildotcom

  91. frugaluser
    December 1, 2010 / 11:24 am

    I follow on gfc
    sarahdottennysonatgmaildotcom

  92. December 1, 2010 / 12:56 pm

    I love these cowls and the elf hats. So cool that she’s from Toronto!

  93. December 1, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    that looks sooo cozy and it’s lovely! fave item : Handknit Slouchy Beehive Hat, Grey Wool

  94. December 1, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    i follow you!

  95. December 1, 2010 / 4:44 pm

    just favorited her on etsy šŸ™‚

  96. Pegs
    December 1, 2010 / 9:32 pm

    My favourite item has to be the green Pixie Baby Hat! Too cute!

    peggylikesstuff at gmail dot com

  97. Pegs
    December 1, 2010 / 9:33 pm

    I follow via GFC – peggylikesstuff

    peggylikesstuff at gmail dot com

  98. Julie B
    December 1, 2010 / 9:51 pm

    Love the Black City Cowl

  99. Julie B
    December 1, 2010 / 9:52 pm

    I follow you on gfc as jhb

  100. Irda Wandira
    December 2, 2010 / 12:07 am

    love the blue elf knit hat <3

  101. Irda Wandira
    December 2, 2010 / 12:07 am

    followed you by Google (Irda Wandira)

  102. Irda Wandira
    December 2, 2010 / 12:09 am

    heart FlowerPot on Etsy šŸ˜€ (irdawandira)

  103. Lynsy
    December 2, 2010 / 12:10 am

    I love the Handknit Slouchy Beehive Hat in Gray!

    Lynsym at gmail dot com

  104. Marina
    December 2, 2010 / 5:01 am

    Storm Gray Fingerless Gloves are my favorite item šŸ™‚
    isollea at gmail dot com

  105. Marina
    December 2, 2010 / 5:01 am

    I am following your blog
    isollea at gmail dot com

  106. Marina
    December 2, 2010 / 5:02 am

    and i loved etsy shop šŸ™‚
    isollea at gmail com

  107. kassondra
    December 2, 2010 / 7:22 am

    The Green Elf, Knit Hat soo stinkin cute

  108. Kerri D.
    December 2, 2010 / 8:10 am

    I love the black city cowl!

  109. Kerri D.
    December 2, 2010 / 8:11 am

    I just became a follower with google friend connect.

  110. Kerri D.
    December 2, 2010 / 8:12 am

    I added FlowerPot Designs as a favorite on etsy (kerrijune).

  111. Kerri D.
    December 2, 2010 / 8:14 am

    I tweeted (@kerrijune) and became a follower! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  112. Kim L.
    December 2, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    The pink Elf hat is the cutest!!

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

  113. Kim L.
    December 2, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    following via gfc
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

  114. Kim L.
    December 2, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    Favorited her shop on etsy (sparkilysituations)

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

  115. Marija
    December 2, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    I love the black city cowl!

  116. Marija
    December 2, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    I’m already a GFC follower.

  117. Marija
    December 2, 2010 / 7:42 pm

    I hearted her shop on etsy – username bokononist

  118. Sandy
    December 2, 2010 / 10:45 pm

    Love the pink elf knit hat!

  119. Sanna
    December 3, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    I love the The Brown City Cowl, Hand Knit!

  120. Sanna
    December 3, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    Iā€™m a GFC follower.

  121. eva
    December 3, 2010 / 9:12 pm

    i really like the purple elf hat

  122. Kathy
    December 4, 2010 / 7:36 pm

    I love the brown city cowl!

  123. Kathy
    December 4, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    I’m following this blog through GFC!

  124. December 5, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    the little gnome hats are SO CUTE! i’d love to send one to my friend – they’d look darling on her kids!

  125. jacqueline v
    December 6, 2010 / 12:03 pm

    i love the pink elf knit hat! jmmccarr@gmail.com

  126. December 6, 2010 / 2:02 pm

    the brown city cowl would look great with my new winter coat ::wink wink::

  127. alexa
    December 6, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    That seafoam cowl is actually my favorite item on her shop.