Wednesday, December 03, 2008

another day :: another giveaway

giveaway

Sew, Mama, Sew Blog is having a Give-Away Day today, and I decided to participate to kick off the month of December.

toile stocking

As a child, my favorite part of Christmas morning was always the anticipation of waking early and looking through my stocking with my brother and sister and seeing all the little treats tucked in, right down to the ones in the toe. There was always an apple, an orange and a few nuts and even a peppermint stick lovingly placed inside with the other special treasures. I was always reminded of Laura and Mary and my beloved Little House on the Prairie Books as I gleefully pulled each item from my handmade stocking each year and how they had celebrated Christmas by hanging their stockings for Santa to fill and how excited they were to find a shiny penny in the toe!

As an adult, I have passed that tradition on to my own children by making each of them a stocking that I felt symbolized their personality and filling it each year with small inexpensive gifts to show our love for them. I hope they will one day find their own ways to pass down traditions within their families with their children and maybe I will have the opportunity to make a few more stockings. Time will tell...

houndstooth stocking w/ball fringe

But for you...I have two stockings up for grabs! I have made two beautiful stockings, one in a black and white toile print with a polka dot cuff and trimmed in black and white gingham and the other in a black and white houndstooth with a polka dot cuff and trimmed with black pom-pom fringe. There will be one winner, so just let me know in your comments which is your favorite and tomorrow morning, I will use a random number generator to choose the winner!

127 comments:

Jingle said...

These are amazing and I can't believe I'm first! Wow! These would work SO well in our house! They would play off the red leather furniture and the black IKEA chairs perfectly next to my "department store style" tree!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Brooke said...

What a wonderful giveaway and oh so so cute! I love them both but I think I really love the toile print!

How sweet of you Susie!

Thank you and have a lovely day!
;-)Brooke

Boat Bird said...

Oh wow- I just love the first one with the black Toile de Jouy fabric- its amazing- but then I like the polka dot one too... hmmmm....

Jill said...

I love the toile print one! Tomorrow is my birthday & It would be sooooo fun to win one on my b-day! Super cute!!!

I'm a medical student who loves knitting. said...

These are beautiful! I love the one with the toile print.

Jody said...

What a great giveaway...just in time for the holidays! I love the houndstooth one, but they are both wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Happy Holidays!
jodym7@yahoo.com

melissa s. said...

my fave is the gingham + dots. would love to win as all our Christmas stuff is packed away this year. happy holidays!!!

turvid said...

They are both nice, but the first one is my favourite :)

abxkris said...

I would take both if I could!! The toile is fabulous!!!!! I can't wait to explore your tutorials when I have more time. Thanks for taking part in the give away.

Michaela said...

I like the first one

aSprinkling said...

Cute! The toile is my favorite!

Krista said...

I really enjoy the stocking with the pompoms - very whimsy

PunkiePie said...

The toile stocking is my favorite. Please enter me into the giveaway for that one.

Jen :)

Twylabug said...

The stockings are adorable. I am loving the toile one. Thanks for such a great give away!

MichelleB said...

I love that toile stocking! So elegant.

leslie said...

I love the toile one!! Both are very cute however!!
leslierose at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

I love the poka dot one...I am a sucker for those dots.. They are beautiful. Thankyou so much for making them

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, those are so pretty, Susie Q! I think the first one is my fave, but it's awful darn hard to pick! :)

Kelly said...

ooh, beautiful stockings. I have the same wonderful Little House memories too!

Katy said...

I love the toile stocking! It is quite lovely! :)

Amy said...

Oh the pom-poms are bringing happiness to my soul. Love it, it has to be my favorite!

bittycakes said...

i'd love to enter. either stocking would be great. thanks for offering them up!

Amy said...

I love the toile pattern. Both are beautiful.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

they are both amazing, i like the tolle print though. love the black and white! great work!

Brie said...

I love the 2nd, and think it would be perfect for my new baby!

Marie Greene said...

Black and white stockings... fabulous! I'd love to win. I found you through your comment on my blog and wanted to come check out your work. Very fun! I'll be back.... leafygreenes@gmail.com

Sally said...

these are both beautiful and I would love either one equally!

Tina said...

Oh, it's so hard to choose! The pom, poms have one me over I think. Thanks!

Celeste said...

I really like the toile!

Theresa said...

Oh, I love the toile one, no, the one with the ball fringe, no the toile. Never mind, if I should win, YOU do the picking!! They're beautiful!

KristenL said...

Love the polka dot and gingham one!

Debra said...

Those are beautiful stockings!! I love the pom poms!!!

Charity said...

Beautiful!! My favourite is the toile. :0)

Bird said...

my favorite is the first one with the toile design! you are amazing!

Ly + Alan said...

those are beautiful stockings and i love both of them. I think that my favorite one is the one with the Toile print.

Happy Holidays!

Ly
lyannab@gmail.com

Mommy's Home!! said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! I especially like the black and white houndstooth with polka dot cuff trimmed with black pom-pom fringe!

Tiff said...

Love both of them but the polka dots is my favorite!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite one is the black toile stocking!!!

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

I love the toile print.
Please do count me in.
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Also check out my give-away. Thank you.

shanna said...

i love them!

Leigh said...

so beautiful! I love how classic and whimsical they are at the same time! I really like the polka dot and gingham one.

madetiny said...

the toile stocking plz!! it's so classic! and if i do win, it would be my first stocking ever! O_O

Loralynn said...

Your toile stocking is gorgeous! I would love to win it!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow i'd loe that!! please choose me!!! i love the toile print!!

katelin said...

the tolie print is my favorite!!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

sfer said...

Are you willing to ship internationally? Because I love the polka dots one!!!

Count me in!

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

I love little house too! I get extra happy when I hear the intro music or see Laura running in the field! If I win I would choose the Toile print...so pretty!

Wendy said...

Wow!!! how beautiful!
The toile is my favourite.

BeachGirl said...

Well, I am partial to the toile one though I have to admit I love the dots on the gingham one also.

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

black and white houndstooth with a polka dot cuff and trimmed with black pom-pom fringe is my hot favorite!

Cheers,
melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like the black and white toile print with a polka dot cuff and trimmed in black and white gingham. So pretty.

Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail.com)

H.S. said...

I like 2nd one most!!

Very cute!

H.S.
tan.huishan(at)gmail(dot)com

Mel said...

black and white houndstooth for sure!

dancerinthemaking(at)gmail.com

jill m said...

love the toile...definitely!

Wendy said...

I love the polka dot one with the pompoms!

Paula said...

Definitely LOVE the toile!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Deece said...

These are fabulous! Please enter me for the first one. I made some tropical print stockings this year. Very fun.

deliarose said...

The toile print was voted #1 in our house. We have a new girl & could use a stocking! Thanks.

Karen said...

They are both beautiful!! I think I would pick the first one! Thanks for the chance to win!!

akimsel@gmail.com said...

I lovvve the first stocking!

maggie said...

I love both your stocking but I think my favorite is the toile. I still do stocking for my three daughters who are all in their twenties. It is still their favorite part of Christmas.

WendyLou said...

Oh, my favorite is the gingham and polka dot!! There isn't a room in my house without a little gingham somewhere!!

Ronnie said...

So pretty, but I like the graphicness of the dots and checks.
Nice work.
Ronnie - in a small town in Georgia
ronniegunn.etsy.com

Melissa Searle said...

These are so cute! :) hehe
I love the toile one. :) Hehe

Lindsay said...

I'd love to enter, both are so beautiful!
lindsaymillet at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

How beautiful! I like the black and white toile. Thank you for the chance to win!

mtelizabeth said...

I don't have a stocking anymore. Boohoo. I really love the toile one. So pretty!s

growareader said...

I love the toile stocking! Thanks for entering me!

michelou said...

Beautiful! Very chic and classy.

Would love to win these!

Michelle
michelou@gmail.com

notnigella.com said...

I Love the pompoms in the second one!

Linda said...

Both are beautiful...but polka dots and pompoms win out!

ljs742(at)yahoo.com

oona said...

Gorgeous stockings, I would love to surprise my mother with the black toile one! She would be so thrilled to add it to her toile collection!

Thanks for the giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

Wow these are both so amazing! I think my favorite is the first one (though it was hard to choose). I love that they are not traditional colors or patterns.

~Q~ said...

My mom made my siblings and I our stockings when we were kids and she even made one for my husband. I love the toile print and would be honored to be selected. Thanks so much for a beautiful giveaway.

kellyn2girls1boy said...

I like the black and white toile print with a polka dot cuff and trimmed in black and white gingham. These are very nice.,

Caroline said...

wow, I love the toile! a toile stocking... amazing. I love anything toile pretty much, and thats quite insipired.

Sandy said...

The black and white toile is stunning.What a beautiful stocking for Santa to fill. Happy holidays

Sarah Fitzpatrick said...

Love them both - the first one is my favorite! Thank you for hosting a giveaway!

Stacy said...

Oh, the one with the polka dot cuff is so beautiful! Thanks for hosting this give-away!

jodi said...

I love the toile one. What a beautiful stocking.

Kali said...

I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Kali

netsr said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra said...

Well I love the toile fabric, but I also love the polka dots and fringe. So I don't know which is my favorite! Both very cute! E-mail: aslongasoldwomen@gmail.com

Moira-Lin said...

I like them both, but like the polka dot one the best. Both are cute!

Baba said...

Oh these are beautiful. I love anything in black and white. And if it's toile I am in heaven.

Krista said...

These are sooooo lovely! I'd like the pom-pom one if I were to win. Thanks for taking part in this great giveaway day. :)

Sarah said...

Pretty! I like the first one without the pom poms best.

Snyder Central said...

That is such a WONDERFUL toile print stocking. Absolutely perfect.

Arah said...

love these. my favorite is the houndstooth. so cute!

Mare said...

I have to go with the houndstooth for my houndstooth crazed thirteen year old. She would just flip (in a good way) if I replaced her oh so traditional stocking with something so cool.

Alexis said...

love the polka dot one the best!

affectioknit said...

Those are lovely - I like the print the best!

Kathy said...

Wow, they are so cute. What a great story to go along with them. I love them. I like the houndstooth one the best!

Can't wait to explore your site more!

Mamasoo said...

Beautiful! Thanks!

Pick me, Monty!

lao80 said...

Those are really good.

Kimberly said...

Oh my word! I love the black toile one!!!

Maggie said...

The toile is my favourite, but they are both great.

Thank you for the chance at your giveaway and have a great holiday.

Khaleidascope said...

my favorite is the stocking in the black and white toile print. =)

Michelle said...

They are both so pretty!!!

I think I would have to choose the toile though!

FlowerMomma said...

i love them both!

Tearz said...

Love them! Thanks for sharing your talents!!

aprylian said...

Great Giveaway! Nice to meet you! You can see my giveaway here:

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Apryl

Ginny said...

I think I like the second one better, but that was a hard choice!

Charity said...

So cute! I love the toile one!

Josh and Kelley's family said...

wow such beautiful stockings! Love the toile...I'm a sucker for any and all things toile :)

Glenda said...

Beautiful....especially the toile print. So happy to find your website.

Fidget said...

I would love to win this! I'm the only one in the house with no stocking yet! I love love LOVE the second one!

bonobo said...

I like the Toile print one - so cute!

Thanks for a great giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

stringbean said...

I just started making my own stockings, but they're not nearly this cute!

katie said...

they are both beautiful, cant decide which i like better.

Kate said...

OOoh! I love the toile stocking! How pretty! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

marvelousmama at gmail dot com

mudpies4all said...

They are both beautiful, but the toile calls to me. What a wonderful giveaway. And aren't the Little House books the best!

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

e-mail: perfectpunkin@yahoo.com

pugslet said...

toile..thanks

evilactionfigure said...

I realy like the black and white houndstooth w/ polka dot cuff.
dakotal5(at)hotmail(dot)com

junglewife said...

HOw fun! I'd love the one with the pom pom fringe - fun!
junglewife AT gmail DOT com

Kristine said...

love the 2nd one. so cute

Stephanie said...

Hi, may I try? They are both beautiful! I love the toile print!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Stephanie

Stephanie
junktime2000@yahoo.com

The Fruid said...

These are both amazing stockings! I love them both but I think my favorite is the one in the toile. Thanks so much for such an awesome giveaway.

mub said...

These are lovely! The second one is really my favorite due to the pom pom trim *L*

Mand-a-Lin said...

The pom poms have my vote for super cute. Thanks for being part of the fun.

Breanna S. said...

My mother would love the twall(spelling?) print

Dallas said...

These are both really cute, but I think I like the Toile one better. They would look great on a mantle.

Beth said...

Oh wondeful! i love them both!

Nuts To You! said...

I love the toile one! They are both beautiful but I like it more.

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Madre Adoptiva said...

Both are beautiful, but I have a thing for Toile. :) Thanks!

luke and pamela said...

i love the pom pom stocking!!!