Yes, I realize that a month ago I promised weekly giveaways here on the blog. So I haven't been very organized about that, sorry. But to make up for it, I'm going to cram as many as I can muster between now and Christmas, ok?
To get back on track, this one is a double!
Artsy-craftsy handmade projects, cool folk-art, plastic trinkets, very dear antiques, dime-store kitsch, and a few that will scare children if given the chance: they all make me happy, lined up on their shelves - a sea of red wonderfulness as far as I'm concerned.
So. Where's the giveaway, you ask?
The most fun part of designing One Crazy Christmas Eve was the soft-book. The amazingly talented Harriet at Henry Glass wrote the clever little rhyming story (about working together!) especially for the elves I had drawn, and it was so fun illustrating the pages and putting it all together.
Even if your sewing skills are, well, like mine, or if (again, like me) you are instructionally-challenged, this is a quick, doable project you can put together in plenty of time for thoughtful gift-giving: fancy it up with trims or extra stitching or just sew the pages together (super simple!) it's a fun little storybook for those quiet situations when little hands and minds need something to keep them busy but page-turning can be distracting, or just a nice and sturdy little book for those whose little fingers tend to tear paper a little too easily.
So. I'm giving away a 1-yard book panel with instructions to 2 lucky winners this weekend.
To enter, in a comment on this post tell me who's your favorite version or depiction of Santa. Is it the classic Father Christmas in old storybooks? An animated puppet from one of those old TV specials? Good old-fashioned Coca Cola Santa? Someone you love who dresses up for the kids every year? Maybe you prefer the Grinch in his little red suit or even the mean old "You'll shoot your eye out, kid" guy with the big boot? Just mention any Santa that's dear to your heart and you're entered to win the soft-book pattern.
You have until Saturday night (December 15) to enter, and I'll draw 2 names on Sunday!
Thanks for visiting and good luck!