Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hooray for 1000! (A Celebratory Giveaway, for YOU!)

Dear readers, Stumbles & Stitches reached a lofty goal this past weekend: we surpassed 1000 fans on our Facebook page. What a perfect excuse to have a giveaway! Seems like it's been a while since we've thanked all of you for your support, inspiration, collaboration and friendship.

Jenny and I have cooked up a nice little giveaway thanks to wonderful friends and sponsors. One lucky winner will receive 5 awesome prizes.


1000 FB Friends giveaway


Our 1000 Friends Celebration Giveaway includes the following prizes:
  1. $50 gift certificate from Drygoods Design Online
    This amazing and wonderfully curated fabric shop is one of our sponsors. Oh man, I could spend this fast! (Value: $50)
  2. Custom bundle of 10 sheets of wool felt from Felt On the Fly
    The colors Janet chose are truly beautiful, and wool felt is so wonderful to work with! (Value: $30)
  3. Complete set of Alphabet Glue: an E-Zine for Kids That Love Books (and Their Grownups Too)
    Our lucky winner will receive issues 1-5 of this thoughtful, creative and inspirational e-zine. This is a real treat. Annie comes up with the best activities, crafts, recipes and book lists. A family favorite! (Value: $19)
  4. Heart-Felt Holidays by Amanda Carestio and Kathy Sheldon
    This book is the follow-up to Fa La La La Felt, and published (and donated) by Lark Crafts. I am so jealous of whoever wins, I can't wait to get my hands on this one. (Value: $14.95)
  5. 2 Valentine Super-Hero Embroidery Patterns by Imagine Gnats
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, the winner will receive these super-cute boy and girl embroidery PDF patterns from our friend Rachael at Imagine Gnats. (Value: $10)

Nice, huh?

To Enter The Giveaway:

Just leave a comment on this post! If you'd like, tell us what's been your favorite project or tutorial on Stumbles & Stitches so far, or what you'd like to see from us in the future.


Limit one entry per person, please. Giveaway is open to international entries. Please make sure to include your email address or profile link so that we may contact you if you're the lucky winner.


We will keep this giveaway open until Sunday, February 12 Midnight CST. We'll draw a random number and the winner will be announced here on Monday as well as contacted via email. Good luck!


The total value of this giveaway package is $123.95. Void where prohibited. 

Congratulations to our winner, Karen! 




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A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors and friends for helping us put together this celebratory giveaway, and to all of you who have read and supported Stumbles & Stitches these past couple of years.

If you're new to Stumbles & Stitches, welcome! We hope you'll stick around, browse and subscribe. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

156 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 1st 1000, and wishing continued success!

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  2. Awesome! I would looooove to win this. linds273 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Nice work ladies! I love your blog and following your stitching adventures! lktaylorjewelry@gmail.com

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  4. Congrats! I love the bird burlap art. SO lovely.

    Great giveaway!

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  5. I just started following you on FB. Can't wait to see more!!

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  6. Yay, congrats and thanks for the great giveaway! Keep up the great posts, I especially have enjoyed the sewing tutorials :)

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  7. Congratulations! I'd have a very tough time picking a favorite project or tutorial because I have so many. Off the top of my head I loved the embroidered needle felted heart and the felted egg.

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  8. I love being inspired and I love the burlap pieces. I did one with appliqué and words to mimic a cross stitch piece, but I like the idea of turning it into an art form.

    Debbie

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  9. What a fantastic giveaway! My favourite of your tutorials is the potholder, but I'd love to see a potholder series made of wool sometime, since wool is so fire-resistant and insulating :)

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  10. Congratulations and thank you for the generous giveaway. I like your various mug rug projects!

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  11. This is an inspiring blog- my favorite crafty/sewing one out there because you share your sewing frustrations along with the successes. Makes you all the more real. I made a baby blanket from your links, bought from one of your sponsors recently, and started making scrappy pouches, among other things. Thanks for the time you spend on this.

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  12. Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments! I love the potholders and the dresser revamp tutorials the best. :) Thanks so much for all your hard work and inspiration!

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  13. Via a post by "Felt on the Fly", I luckily reached here. I have just "like"d on your FB, and am looking forward to seeing more as one who love felt!!

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  14. Congrats on your milestone. I love any and all of the needlefelting tutorials, especially the Easter Egg house!

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  15. Congrats...I can see why you have that many fans! I am a new one :) I am obsessed with felt, so I love the felt patterns and would love to see more!! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm adding you to my Google Reader now!

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  16. Congrats on reaching 1000 FB fans! I have to say I really loved Angel's Doodle Stitching Spring Sampler! Super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Congrats! My favorite tutorial has to be the burlap art. I love how you can make something so rustic look so modern!

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  18. I just really like that this blog started between two friends writing to each other. You always have such lovely things to write about and I like all the photos, too

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  19. Congrats on 1,000! My aunt Janet sells such beautiful felt at feltonthefly :)

    (and my email is kuke0801@stcloudstate.edu !)

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  20. That's just the begining! I wish you 10,000 and more!
    zamoskvoreche@gmail.com
    istr1.blogspot.com

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  21. So exciting! My favorite tutorial was the roll up tote. keiget [at] gmail.com

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  22. I love your beautiful blog, thanks for the giveaway chance! kyleann33 (at) gmail.com

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  23. I really enjoyed reading about the rainbow lizard Halloween costume! Such a creative idea!

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  24. Wow - that is quite a milestone - Congratulations!!! I especially loved your tutorial for scrappy stocking ornaments. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  25. Thank you for the giveaway. I love everything needle felting. The strawberries are very cute!

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  26. What a fabulous giveaway!!! Oh I hope I win!! :)
    My favorite craft this past year were the felt ornaments - with inspiration from your awesome blog, my tree was covered in happy felt ornaments - thank you!!

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  27. I like hand made toys :) thank you for a giveaway! What a lucky lucky winner there will be :)

    sandra _ mitr at yahoo dot com

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  28. I really like your burlap art and roll up tote tutorials.

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  29. I love the potholders, gave them as gifts,they made a real pretty and useful gift.

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  30. Congratulations on 100 Facebook fans!
    Hugs,
    Kerry
    http://kerrykatiecakes2.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to see more "repurposing" recycling projects.
    Thanks!

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  32. Awesome giveaway! Congratulations on all the fans!

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  33. Great job! I enjoy the creativity of this blog!

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  34. Hurrah! I find so much inspiration here. Being a busy mom, I am eagerly waiting until summer vacay to try some projects out. Hugs!
    aileenbell@cox.net

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  35. i really loved your Christmas in July last year...and i am so inspired by Jenny's burlap art work!! its fun following along with your creative journey ladies!

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  36. Anything sewing I find very interesting. Felt is very intriguing too. I have never worked with felt, so it would be fun to try it. Congratulations!
    www.etsy.com/shop/abbysimon

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  37. Wonderful blog and great ideas! I love to hand stitch, to work with beautiful fabric, wonderful felt, and do all things creative! Thanks, Janet (Felt on the Fly) for sharing this with us!

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  38. congrats on your crossing a huge milestone! I've visited this blog quite a many times before and I just love the simplistic look of your swaddle softies...intend on making one for my nephew/niece who is due in July this year...thanks for the lovely giveaway! nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I love the book reviews and the felting! I need to start doing some of that!!

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  40. Very, very nice! Thank you! And congrats!!!

    I love the roll up bag tute, very handy! :)

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  41. Hi I wasn't sure which I like more the little felt strawberries or the roll up bag. I think I will go with the roll up bag. Would make great little extra gifts to have on hand.

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  42. Congratulations 1000 fans, how great! My favorite project would be the strawberries...love them real or otherwise.

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  43. Congratulations! I starting in the sewing world and your blog has been very inspiring. I love "revamp: Ikea drawers", I want more of this

    thanks

    pgm.nyu@gmail.com

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  44. Congratulations! I just started following your blog and am loving it. Here's to many more fans!

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  45. Congratulations on 1,000 fans! Keep up the good work!

    fairlightday (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. great giveaway! I'd love to win some felt.

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  47. I just moved and have not been able to sew for months!! (been knitting to keep the creativity going) I can't wait to break out my sewing machine again! Thanks!

    mudpiesbakery@gmail.com

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  48. I just stumbled across your blog and am now your newest follower via google connect. I just started crocheting and know you will be a great source of inspiration for me!!

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  49. Congratulations on your 1,000 fans! That's amazing!
    And thank you for the wonderful giveaway. :)

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  50. Congratulations! Just found you from the Lark's post on Facebook. I've sewing and crafting for too many years, so i know that I am going to love your site.

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  51. I have recently found your blog and have used it as inspiration for my own projects. My most recent attempts have been in felting and I am really excited about the book giveaway - for even more inspiration!!

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  52. Wow, 1000-- that's Tusen, in Swedish! Love the idea of you sharing your exchange as a blog! So far, I like the guest blog with birdies and burlap, and i love the revamp of the IKEA drawers. We have a set here too, with a big ole tape mark blighting it too. Definitely want to tryo your solution!

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  53. I just found this site and am surely going to follow the posts henceforth , as I find it really interesting..
    thanks for the giveaway

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  54. Congrats on reaching 1000 - wow, fantastic!! I love your tutorial for the roll up shopping bag. Thanks for the chance to win - your prizes are awesome!!

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  55. Congrats on reaching your mile stone. I read your page every morning as I wake up in new Zealand. It is consistently inspiring

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  56. Congratulations on reaching 1,000 friends! That is quite the accomplishment! Wishing you the best because you really have a wonderful site!!

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  57. i've been saving up things to do for when i have more money but do what i can with my suplies.

    catherineoakes@hotmail.com

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  58. Love the roll up tote tutorial! Congrats on 1000! Thanks for the great giveaway! Emilyplays at earth link dot net.

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  59. Congratulations on 1,000 fans. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. Felt heart is a favorite. Great stuff on your site.

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  61. I think you ladies should do another sew-along or a craft-along, so much fun last year!

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  62. I must try the spring fairy. I don't knit or crochet but always wish I had something mobile I can take to crafting circles. Maybe felting is where it is at for me! kare_package@yahoo.com

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  63. Congratulations!! Love so many of your things, those little baby softies are so cute!! And, love this giveaway, fab!!

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  64. Congrats on 1,000! I like the felted heart ornament tutorial. :) Thanks!!

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  65. I'm gonna follow your blog. congrats on 1k! This is a great giveaway.

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  66. Congratulations on your anniversary and my favourite tutorial is the swaddling softee. So cute and practical.
    josie dot passell at btinternet dot com

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  67. Congrats... How exciting!! My favorite tutorial is the scrappy stockings, but I really loved all of Felt Week from last year too. (Will you please do it again??? I'm just getting into it!) Annette

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  68. My favorite tute is the scrappy stocking ornament. Many thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  69. YAY for 1000! Some great prizes here!! My fav tutorial is the pillow case laundry bag!

    https://www.facebook.com/SquishyBee

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  70. Woohoo for 1000!!! Congrats!

    kqholder at gmail dot com

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  71. Congrats!
    I found your website when searching for cute charm pack quilt patterns and have followed you since. So that is my favorite tutorial, so simple but adorable.
    Thank you.
    binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Congrats!
    You have a great website and I always enjoy your blog posts.

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  73. Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't tried your tutorials yet, but I've had my eye on those adorable little swaddle babies.

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  74. Sarah Craighead DedmonFebruary 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Thank you! Just stumbled (har - have you heard that one before?) on your site via Alphabet Glue. Love the idea of a blog as a dialogue across the country.

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  75. I just came by for wonderful quilting ideas. I love the burlap art. I am definitely going to try this!

    purpl7@hotmail.com
    Suzanne

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  76. This site is new to me, but I want to make that needle felted egg / bunny house! Congratulations on 1000!

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  77. Congratulations on the big 1000.

    Those swaddle softies look like a cute project to try. They would certainly entertain my 3 month old baby girl.

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  78. Well done!
    Your little scrappy stockings looked fabulous and provided just the springboard I needed to get creating ornaments from scraps.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  79. I am a new follower to your blog (and FB). Looking forward to browsing the site!

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  80. Fabulous giveaway and to be honest there's no one particular thing I love, just all of them! I've been eyeing off Heart Felt Holidays recently so would love to win :)

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  81. I like the Roll-Up Tote bag tutorial - I'll have to give that a try! THANKS for the chance at those generous prizes!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. Congratulations on 1000! Guess I'd have to say I like the potholder tutorial the best, 'cuz it gave me the courage to try one, which I'd been meaning to do but was worried I'd screw up. Your tutes make sewing very accessible.

    Also, I'm sooooo inspired by your burlap art! I have a coffee sack waiting for me to tackle it.

    Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  83. That is so great! Congrats! :)

    I really love the scrappy stocking ornaments... or the roll up tote... or the burlap birds... Too many great projects!

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  84. Congrats on the 1000!.
    I love tutorials for projects that can be made in a couple of hours - start to finish.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  85. Congratulations!!! Your blog is beautiful!

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  86. Congratulations!!!!
    I like the scrappy stocking ornament... :)
    Thank you for this giveaway!

    ofelialamejor(at)yahoo(dot)es

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  87. Congrats! I love all your tutorials!

    jdaudier(at)gmail.com

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  88. I am new to your site and was immediately drawn in by the projects on your heading! Then when I scrolled down, I knew this is going to be a great blog to follow. The tutorials are adorable and very doable which is nice. I love anything felt or felted. I have been eyeing Felt on the Fly's felt for about a month now. How great it will be for whoever wins your fabulous prize package!

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  89. Love so many of your projects! Thanks for sharing your talent!
    alklong at hotmail dot com

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  90. Awesome giveaway! Congratulations on all the fans!

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  91. Congratulations on your success! I've been thinking for some time that I'd like to try my hand with felt. Thanks for the opportunity and for the wonderful blog. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Kvandyke67@gmail.com

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  92. The bookmark was my favorite - I can't wait to make a couple using the drawings my grandson sends me. Your blog is lovely and inspiring!

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  93. I love the felted egg house! Congratulations on the big milestone!

    prills@aol.com

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  94. These prizes are truly lovely. The designs are very much in style. I would really enjoy every bit of this giveaway! Jaime

    jaimem29@yahoo.com

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  95. Congratulations on a huge achievement!!! I am going to be spending some time here learning since one of my goals of 2012 is to get back into sewing.

    canyasmom@gmail.com

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  96. Awesome giveaway! I loved the charming baby quilt, simply and adorable. Congrats!

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  97. Beautiful work - I'm going to be another new friend after seeing these projects!
    Christine Burtch
    pbcquiltlover@yahoo.com

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  98. Yay for 1000, What an awesome giveaway! Great blog and I love your tuts on the pillowcase laundry bag(I made 1) and also on the embroidered felted heart ornament. Thanks for the chance. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  99. I just discovered this blog and I am having so much fun browsing all the pretty projects. Congrats on your success!

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  100. Congrats on 1000! I loves the quilting posts and inspiration from the tutorials!
    Thanks again!

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  101. Wow!!!!! Came across your blog--cool site... I can't wait to try the french press cozy-- I would love to see some knitted/felted projects in the near future--- Congrats on 1000-- Happy crafting to all----------------
    Stampcampabbie

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  102. Congratulations on 1,000 fans!! I loved the felt gingerbread house and always the quilting.

    xo,
    Kelly

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  103. Congratulations on 1000 likes! what a nice giveaway!

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  104. a great giveaway
    9llev18@gmail.com

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  105. Can't possibly choose one project that I like...too many to choose from. :) Love your blog!

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  106. Congrats on 1000 likes! What an awesome give-away too.
    Pam in IL

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  107. I love your Swaddle Softies! Thanks for the chance

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  108. I thought for sure I had entered this but don't see my name up there so Congratulations to you and thank you for this lovely chance to win your giveaway!!

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  109. Felicidades y que sigan los exitos! de sus proyectos todos son bellos, el de " Huevos de Pascua" uno de mis favoritos, que me gustaria ver, mas aves, buhos!! gracias por la oportunidad, mi direccion lazulimoon22@gmail.com.

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  110. Congratulations on 1000, now though it's 1001. I found you on the Craft Gossip link. I love all crafts like this, so you will be seeing more of me now!!!

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  111. Congratulations...have to say I am pretty in love with the little egg house, I have made two of them!

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  112. Gratz on your thousand fans! I like the felted strawberry tutorial the best -- I want to get into felting wool someday! :)

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  113. Love your site, I found you through Craft Gossip too! Crossing my fingers that I win!! Oh, check out my sewing blog! http://www.findingpinsandneedles.com

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  114. Not easy to get 1000 friends, however with your clever designs and patterns, etc. I can understand how you reached 1000, and you will probably have 2000 in near future. Thanks for opportunity to enter, llindstrom@wi.rr.com

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  115. Congratulations! Love all the projects related to kids. After all, we all have a child inside of us!

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  116. I love both the fabric and felt related projects, especially the little stuff - I love little stuff! :)

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  117. Congratulations on reaching 1000! I love any of the felted projects. I'm just a felting beginner and love inspiration sources.

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  118. congrats on the 1000. have only just discovered you lovely blog, am looking forward to working my way thru past posts.

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  119. Congratulations! I loved your little stocking ornament this past year and made them for my family too!

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  120. I saw you on Craft Gossip. Congratulations on 1.000 fans! Wow!
    Thanks for the chance to win such goodies!!!

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  121. congratulations on 1,000 fans! Thanks for the chance to win some freebies! What a great idea!

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  122. Congrats on 1000! And boy would I love those embroidery patterns!

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  123. wow love the burlap art have been looking for something I could make to go in our newly renovated and painted kitchen dinning area and this is perfect.Congrats on your milestone.

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  124. 1000 and counting! Love anything with birds......thank you for the opportunity

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  125. I really enjoyed your felt week series. Would love to win that new felt book.

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  126. Congratulations on reaching 1000 likers. I'm new to your blog, but would love to try your nesting egg. Can't waIt to explore more. Kristieg@rocketmail.com

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  127. I've just stumbled upon you - looking forward to finding out more.

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  128. I'm a newbie to this site and it feels like Christmas in February with this wonderful give-away!! Can't wait to see what's new everyday! Thank you for giving!!!!

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  129. Congratulations on your lovely blog. Packed with info for several creative hobbies.
    I especially like your posts on needle felting, not difficult as I'm a real needle felting addict.
    I referred to your tutorial in our web-group as I find it a very good one for those starting with it.
    You will get many more followers with such a nice blog.

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  130. I love love love the felting tutorials. Such adorable things! Thank you so much for this opportunity. This is my first time at this site, but I'm now a follower!

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  131. Oh congratulations! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance!
    Sivjegoose@sbcglobal.net

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  132. I like all of the great things you post!
    Thank you for the giveaways!
    torsh77 at yahoo dot com

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  133. thanks for this chance to win. I would love to see you guys create some more quilt tutorials. :)

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  134. Thanks for the giveaway! You have great tutorials! mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  135. First time here....from craftgossip, but I have a feeling I'm gonna like it :)

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  136. I love the Sunset Birds Burlap Art. The sweetness of the birds contrasts so neatly with the burlap. Great texture and depth of the project. I also just came here from craftgossip. I'm not on Facebook, so I can't get any of the info you may post on there, but I like what I see here!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

    Leslie S. in MN

    esclante at comcast dot net

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  137. I would love to win this its so awesome thank you so much for this giveaway!!!:D

    Email:monirules45@yahoo.com

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  138. I just found your blog. I'm looking forward to a very crafty new year. Happy 1000. Yaiyairocks@gmail.com

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  139. i'd love to see some cute diy wedding ideas (buntings, chair sashes, ring bearer pillow, etc) (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

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  140. Hi congrats on 1000 friends! My favourite tutorial is the Swaddle Softies.

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  141. i think your felted strawberries are deliciously adorable!

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  142. I love your potholders and your baby quilt!! :)

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  143. Love your little rainbow eggs :) so cute!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  144. I am so glad that you reached a 1000. I can not get started on my blog! So 1000 is unheard of in my book! Congrats!!

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  145. I like you on Facebook! But I love this giveaway! I rarely win anything, but, I love to sew quilt and craft every day (I'm retired)and I give away lots of handmade stuff. Thanks for hosting the giveaway (my fingers are crossed) lol!!

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  146. Awesome!! Congrats on 1000;)

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  147. Congrats on the 1000! Really like your felted pieces.
    Robyn
    jorja89atyahoo.com.au

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  148. Congrats! My favorite s&s tute that's in my queue is the roll-up tote, b/c it's cute, useful, and looks actually do-able when i get up the nerve to try out my sewing machine! (deals4kate at gmail dot com)

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  149. Love your felted bunny egg house! The heart felt holidays look great too. Great giveaway!

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  150. You guys have come so far! Congrats, and I look forward to much more good stuff from you two!

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