Sponsor Love + Giveaway – Wattlebird

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Did you think I could go a Wednesday without having a giveaway?  I think not!! πŸ˜‰  Thank you Annie for your lovely guest post earlier today!  This girl, is sooo talented, she hand-knits the most adorable AND unique accessories for her shop such as hats, cowls, and headbands and she has tons of DIYs on her bloggity blog!  And the fact that she is from Michigan, that’s total bonus points in my book!  Here’s just a few that I love.. but I’m sure you can tell which one is my absolute favorite (hint: it has a bow on it).  πŸ™‚

But let’s all get to know a little bit more about beautiful Annie before diving into the giveaway..

{MEET THE SHOP OWNER}

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a freelance reporter/blogger living in Metro Detroit. Whenever I’m not writing I’m usually knitting or sewing. I started my Etsy shop about a year ago when I graduated from college, and I started my blog shortly after that. I’ve had so much fun meeting people through Etsy and blogging this past year! Some of my other interests include: Harry Potter, travel, design, penguins, anything pomegranate flavored, cardigans, and the color yellow.

2) How did you get into knitting?
I started knitting when I was in middle school. I honestly don’t even remember how I learned it – I just sort of taught myself. To this day I still don’t know how to read a pattern, and I don’t know any knitting terms other than knit and purl. I just know that I love it!

3) All your designs are so whimsical and cute, where do you draw your inspiration from?
Everywhere. That might sound a little cliche, but it’s true. I  don’t ever try to think of new designs, I just come up with ideas while I read books, watch movies, or take walks. Since a lot of my hats are made to look like other objects (like food, animals, or even cartoon characters) I always just keep an eye out wherever I am, and if I see something that could be turned into a hat, I make a note of it. I have an ongoing list of new project ideas that I can’t even keep up with!

4) What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Half Baked from Ben and Jerry’s

{GIVEAWAY}

Annie is so generously giving away a charcoal – small black and white cowl to ONE LUCKY READER!  It measures 34 inches around, so it can wrap around an adult neck once comfortably. It has a wavy pattern and is very stretchy. It is about 6 inches wide but stretches to over 16 inches.

How to Enter:

1. Visit Wattlebird and leave a comment with your favorite item!

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

Feel free to use this tweet:

Win a beautiful hand-knit charcoal cowl made by @AnnieHP on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/dEksBX

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and closes on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 5PM CST.  Good luck!

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


117 Comments

  1. December 15, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    I think the mouse headband is super cute- nice shop and great interview~!

  2. December 15, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    ALL of the cowls and the blueberry slouchy are so cute!!

  3. December 15, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    of course i follow your blog…more like stalk. πŸ˜‰

  4. Michelle
    December 15, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    I love love love the Snowy Soft Medium White Cowl πŸ™‚

  5. December 15, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    I am a follower of your blog! πŸ™‚

  6. December 15, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    And now I am a follower of both blogs! ^_^

  7. December 15, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    and i tweeted!!

  8. December 15, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    I feel like I’m quickly getting too old for the animal beanies… I think my students might tease me! The cowls are lovely though!
    Nikki

  9. December 15, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    everything is adorable- i’ve got my eye on the black and white flower cowl. looks so cozy!

  10. December 15, 2010 / 2:37 pm

    I follow you!

  11. December 15, 2010 / 2:38 pm

    I totally just tweeted about it shutterbug_mama

  12. December 15, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    I love the brown bow hat!

    somerknits (at) aim dot com

  13. December 15, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    I follow your blog!!

  14. December 15, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    I checked out Wattlebird and now I follow that blog too!

  15. December 15, 2010 / 5:16 pm

    I love the brown bow hat!

  16. December 15, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    I follow your beautiful blog!

  17. December 15, 2010 / 5:55 pm

    OMG knitting since middle school! I wish I can knittt!
    Anywho, my favoriteeeee item is actually this beautiful charcoal cowl! i literally always wear those colors πŸ™‚

    second choice would be the blueberry slotch hat♥

    love,
    kristin

  18. December 15, 2010 / 5:57 pm

    I follow your blog♥

    love,
    kristin

  19. December 15, 2010 / 5:57 pm

    I now follow Annie’s blog! she is just too cute♥

    love,
    kristin

  20. Becky
    December 15, 2010 / 8:13 pm

    I love the brown bow hat!

  21. Becky
    December 15, 2010 / 8:13 pm

    I follow via GFC!

  22. Julie B
    December 15, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    I love the Mouse Headband, it’s adorable.

  23. Julie B
    December 15, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    I follow this blog as jhb.

  24. December 15, 2010 / 8:19 pm

    My fave: Blueberry Slouchy Hat. πŸ™‚

  25. December 15, 2010 / 8:21 pm

    I follow this blog via GFC.

  26. December 15, 2010 / 8:21 pm

    I’m following Wattlebird via GFC. : )

  27. December 15, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    I love the cowls! Everything is so cute!

  28. jc
    December 15, 2010 / 9:35 pm

    I like the Pink and White Flower Scarf, very feminine choice of colors. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  29. jc
    December 15, 2010 / 9:36 pm

    Follower via gfc, thank you.

  30. December 15, 2010 / 9:47 pm

    I LOVE the cowl you are giving away!

  31. December 15, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    I follow you!

  32. December 15, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    I followed Annie’s blog! πŸ™‚

  33. December 15, 2010 / 10:05 pm

    My favorite item is the blueberry slouch hat! It would be sooo great for winter in Colorado!

    <333

  34. December 15, 2010 / 10:06 pm

    I am also definitely a follower!
    <3

  35. Pegs
    December 15, 2010 / 10:27 pm

    I love the Ladybug Hat!!! Way too cute πŸ™‚

  36. Pegs
    December 15, 2010 / 10:28 pm

    I follow you via GFC – peggylikesstuff

  37. Pegs
    December 15, 2010 / 10:29 pm

    I follow the Wattlebird blog via GFC – peggylikesstuff

  38. December 15, 2010 / 10:36 pm

    I love the pink strawberry hat!

  39. December 15, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    And I’m a follower on GFC!

  40. December 15, 2010 / 11:42 pm

    I LOVE her snowy white cowl! It looks so comfy!

  41. December 15, 2010 / 11:43 pm

    I follow you on GFC!

  42. December 15, 2010 / 11:47 pm

    I follow Wattlebird on GFC too!

  43. Emily
    December 16, 2010 / 1:22 am

    I love the Roger the Bear hat – so cute!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  44. December 16, 2010 / 5:34 am

    I’m with you!! My fave is the hat with the bow – too cute!!

  45. December 16, 2010 / 5:35 am

    Of course I follow you πŸ™‚

  46. December 16, 2010 / 5:39 am

    Just tweeted πŸ™‚

  47. icitea/clare
    December 16, 2010 / 6:08 am

    loving the panda hat!

  48. icitea/clare
    December 16, 2010 / 6:10 am

    following via gfc!

  49. icitea/clare
    December 16, 2010 / 6:45 am

    following them via gfc too!

  50. Mandy S
    December 16, 2010 / 9:15 am

    I love the Twickenham the Pink Owl Hat. πŸ™‚

  51. Mandy S
    December 16, 2010 / 9:15 am

    I follow your blog. πŸ™‚

  52. Mandy S
    December 16, 2010 / 9:16 am

    I follow her blog…love it! Thanks for sharing it with us!! πŸ™‚

  53. Mandy S
    December 16, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Tweeted. πŸ˜€

  54. December 16, 2010 / 11:43 am

    I love the Sandy Slouchy hat!

  55. December 16, 2010 / 11:43 am

    I follow your blog!

  56. December 16, 2010 / 11:44 am

    I follow Wattlebird’s blog (and my fave ice cream flavor is also Half Baked!! :))

  57. December 16, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    Too cute! My favorite item is Twickenham the Pink Owl Hat.

  58. December 16, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    i still haven’t owned a cowl neck, so this would be really nice to have this winter. πŸ™‚

    my fave item from the shop is the roger the bear hat. πŸ™‚

    thanks!

  59. December 16, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    and i already follow you on google!

  60. December 16, 2010 / 4:49 pm

    I’m a GFC follower of your blog.

  61. December 16, 2010 / 4:49 pm

    I follow Wattlebird blog.

  62. December 16, 2010 / 4:50 pm

    I tweeted!

  63. December 16, 2010 / 5:46 pm

    Her hats are all so cute!

  64. December 16, 2010 / 5:48 pm

    I follow your blog πŸ™‚

  65. Tanya
    December 17, 2010 / 1:44 am

    My fave is the pink strawberry hat

  66. December 17, 2010 / 3:52 am

    my favorite is Snowy Soft Medium White Cowl

  67. December 17, 2010 / 3:52 am

    i already following you dear

  68. December 17, 2010 / 3:55 am

    following Wattlebird via GFC

  69. December 18, 2010 / 9:02 am

    I love the panda hat…adorable!!

  70. December 18, 2010 / 9:02 am

    Of course I follow!! πŸ™‚

  71. December 18, 2010 / 9:03 am

    I tweeted.

    I love that you give the tweet to use too, so simple! πŸ™‚

  72. aimee
    December 18, 2010 / 5:28 pm

    I like the charcoal cowl or the purple cowl best. Fun stuff!

  73. December 20, 2010 / 8:27 am

    I love the sunny day hat!

  74. December 20, 2010 / 8:28 am

    I follow you!

  75. Leslie
    December 20, 2010 / 8:40 am

    I love the Flower Headband !

  76. Leslie
    December 20, 2010 / 8:40 am

    I already follow via GFC

  77. Ana BelΓ©n
    December 20, 2010 / 3:40 pm

    Enter me please! My fav item is Brown Bow Hat.

  78. Ana BelΓ©n
    December 20, 2010 / 3:40 pm

    Following via GFC, as fisiwoman

  79. December 20, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    The pink owl hat is my favorite!!!

  80. December 20, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    I’m a follower of your blog.

  81. Ana BelΓ©n
    December 20, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    Tweeted (@fisiwoman)

  82. December 20, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    I’m a follower of Wattlebird’s blog.

  83. December 20, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    And I tweeted about the giveaway. @SingNightingale

  84. Megan Lane
    December 20, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    what a fun shop! and i see she’s from detroit, represent! i really like the sandy slouchy hat and i’ve actually been wanting a cowl!

  85. December 20, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    i follow your blog πŸ™‚

  86. December 20, 2010 / 10:52 pm

    I’m also a follower πŸ™‚

  87. December 20, 2010 / 11:53 pm

    What a great giveaway! I like the purple and pink headband, although there are so many cute items!

    Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  88. December 21, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    love the green and while flower scarf

  89. December 21, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    following your lovely blog!

  90. Kayla Harvey
    December 21, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    I love the white and black flower scarf!

  91. Kayla Harvey
    December 21, 2010 / 12:10 pm

    Following your blog! πŸ™‚

  92. Kayla Harvey
    December 21, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    Tweeted (@Kayla_Harvey)!

  93. December 21, 2010 / 1:43 pm

    What a cute store! My favorite would be the red slouch hat…perfect for covering up messy hair on a cold winter day! Would love to see more color options…especially yellow. πŸ™‚

  94. December 21, 2010 / 1:45 pm

    Following your blog. πŸ™‚

  95. December 21, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    Following wattlebird’s blog.

  96. December 21, 2010 / 4:08 pm

    how did i almost miss this giveaway? i love annie:) and I love your blog. i am a follower on your blog luv. :)gina
    regina_dixon763 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  97. December 21, 2010 / 4:08 pm

    i am a follower on annie’s blog.

  98. December 21, 2010 / 4:08 pm

    my favorite’s on annie’s blog are always her hats. i do love this cowl however and would love to sport this at work and pretty much everywhere during the cold winter months. :)gina

  99. December 21, 2010 / 4:09 pm

    and i tweeted. tweet tweet! :)gina