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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Win a Whimsy!


Last week at a small gathering my friend Annie shed some old jewelry as part of her Fifty Different Things hunt. Those of us in attendance nabbed a piece of two. For instance, I now have a lovely amber ring as a result. I kept what was left to find it all a home. The beaded pieces are heading west to a jewelry maker to undo and refashion. I looked again and saw some small pendants that begged to be spun with floss to become bookmarks. After all, I needed a few more markers for some journals.

So I made a few extra with some of Annie's castoffs as well as some of my smaller pendants.
So this coming week, I'm passing along the giving spirit that ignited this spinning frenzy and am hosting a Win a Whimsy giveaway! And I figured I 'd start and end it on a Wednesday in honor of my old weekly giveaway.

So here's my plan ~ Next Wednesday I'll randomly select three winners - one for each of these three little spirit cord bookmarks ...
So ... How to enter Win a Whimsy ...

It's easy! Just leave a comment - any comment at all - to this post for an entry to win. Make sure it's attached to your contact info/email so I can reach you if you win.

Now if you want to earn extra entries - one for each day of the week - and only if you want to, leave a separate comment for each day you Tweet this message: RT *Win a Whimsy* from @walkinthewoods1 at http://whatrosemadetoday.blogspot.com then leave a comment here for each of your Tweets to secure that extra entry.

The winner will be randomly selected and announced next Wednesday, March 17, sometime around 9 a.m., eastern time. Best Wishes and thanks for playing!

74 comments:

Caroline said...

I need to do the 50 things too. I've been thinking about donating some of my craft bags and cleaning up my jewelery would be a good idea too!

I love the Whimsies. :D They're all beautiful.

Caroline- Autumnsflame@gmail.com

D.Suplicki said...

What beautiful whimsies. I love your reuse of them, the odd metals and bright floss are perfect together.

I love these sorts of fun ideas. :)

Healing Woman said...

Very unique giveaway. I haven't done much of this but found the one contest I had very rewarding.

inannasstar said...

I love the white and red corded moon and star.... what a great idea to take something that was once a "castoff" and make something beautifully useful from it.

Natasha said...

Alas, it is that time of year to declutter and reconsider space in the home. What a lovely giveaway to do just that.

Natasha- wiccan_fairy82@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Those are very lovely and a wonderful giveaway.
blessings
~*~

Annette said...

beautiful Whimsys! =) Count me in.

Jen said...

what lovely pieces! If you like music please feel free to enter my giveaway here:

http://chasingdomesticbliss.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

Starre said...

those are beautiful. count me in!

Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

Oh I am so in! What a great idea! You have given my my idea on what to do for Christmas Presents this coming year. :) But in the meantime I want to win one. lol

Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

And I've tweeted today. I'm aholtz or aholtz@gmail.com

mel said...

I would love to win a whimsy. I think I will follow the spirit of your generous heart and give a piece of jewelry away (maybe even to a stranger on the street) today.
Blessings~~~mel~~~

Tanya Gibson-Little Village Naturals said...

What a wonderful re-purpose! I would love to be entered into your contest!

I retweeted on Twitter from http://twitter.com/lvnaturals
and my email address is littlevillagenaturals@live.ca

My daughters are all very much into reading, and they would love these Whimsies!

All the best to you & I look forward to keeping up-to-date with all your work!

Nici said...

Rose, the things you do make me smile. :)

Stephanie said...

The one that looks like a bindhi is gorgeous! I'm crossing my fingers for a win X

Lilafae said...

Very cute! I love the bookmark you sent me with one of my orders from you.
I retweeted http://twitter.com/Lilafae

Divaeva said...

*burp!* oooo, excuse me...

Conduit Press said...

what a beautiful idea! I Love them, and could definitely use one in my new journal;)

Wild Mama said...

These are so sweet! What a lovely idea :) Bright blessings to you...

waterwaif said...

Those are awesome! I would SO love to win one! I'm following your blog and can't wait to hear the winners!
Off to tweet about this, too.

waterwaif said...

Retweeted for you!

tara@waterwaif.com

C.W. Wolf said...

I am always happy to tweet for sweet Rose ;)

Taryn said...

I love the white one especially.

Salihan said...

Oh so pretty! I would love to win the white one. Thanks for the giveaway! -me@salihan.com

Salihan said...

I've retweeted too! http://twitter.com/Salihan/status/10309576337

mrsb said...

You know I love your spirit chords! Please count me in!!

annie kelleher said...

oh rose, how wonderful!!! im delighted and honored and touched!!!! big hugs and kisses!!!

Leathra said...

I joined AND left a comment. ^_^
So glad Mrs. B decided to leave the horde over here--its great to find another crafter as branched out as I am! I look forward to some fantastic posts in the future...if its anything like I've seen already, its going to be great!

Diana D said...

What attractive bookmarks and such a clever idea. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

aswithin said...

Wonderful! Great idea, I love the whimsies. Very inspiring.

Bonnie Story said...

Very inspiring bookmarks! The crescent moon and star is my favorite. Fingers crossed for a win! Thanks again for introducing me to something cool: "50 Things". Cheers! Bonnie

POSITIVE AGENDA said...

THIS IS A LOVELY GIVE AWAY! SO SWEET OF YOU TO DO IT! THE WHIMSIES FASCINATE ME!

Kimber said...

I'm new here.. visiting from "Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom"

these markers are wonderful... do you have directions on here for making them??

Off to search for them!

enelya said...

Very inspiring blog...it will get me motivated to get of th couch and do something for a chang

mrsb said...

Tweeted today!

http://twitter.com/MrsBsConfession/status/10325851781

Conduit Press said...

tweeted today! I don't know how to post the link of the specific tweet though....
http://twitter.com/conduitpress

Steph said...

These are simply beautiful. :-) Now I'm inspired to start making wonderful handmade things for family and friends. (It's not the price of the gift, but the gift itself that matters.)

Sugar said...

What adorable ideas! Please count me in for the chance to win :)

orion`s daughter said...

What a great idea! I have several single earrings that I can't bear to part with, even though their mate is long gone. This would be perfect for them.

Orionova[at]gmail[dot]com

Sage Moonstone said...

So Cute!

I think I'm going to try the 50 things too... sounds like such a fun way to de-clutter.

Sage Moonstone said...

I Re-Tweeted too!

:)

Lily said...

What a great idea- and I love the name Whimsy!

Lily said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/10334238560

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - What lovely-looking whimsies! I also love the recycling factor, using bits and pieces of other things!

Carapace said...

Ooh, what a neat idea! Doing for others feels so great- I'll have to look into this!
Why are they called "spirit cords"?

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Angelia said...

I'm a new follower, I found you though Mrs. B over at Confessions...Can't wait to read more!

Divaeva said...

*giggles & hugs*
still mad at twitter .... :p

Dori said...

I would love to enter your give away. This is a great idea and your work is lovely. It must be magic how you spin those pretty colors together.

Bright Blessings

sassy.serenn@gmail.com

Mama Feoneafey said...

These are so pretty !!

I wanted to let you know that I posted about your lovely Giveaway here:

http://mamafey.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaways-worthy-causes-and-other-fun.html

Good luck every one!

Owly Byrd said...

Your giveaway is a hoot!

owlshop.etsy@gmail.com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Your whimsy bookmarks are a great idea! I especially love the last one pictured...it's gorgeous.
Of course, what makes this even better is the fact that they're all "upcycled"!

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
please count me in! these are all pretty--especially the third one!

jennifer57 said...

the bookmarks are really neat :)

Conduit Press said...

tweeted;)

Lauren said...

Oh man, I'd love to win a whimsy! They're cute.

Damla said...

They are beautiful. I'd love to win, thanks.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/10388526019

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Dori said...

I tweeted you.

Lisa said...

I've always loved your spirit cords! Love these. xoxoxox

Divaeva said...

mmmmmwah! I now even have f'ing tweet on my phone....I promise to sit down and learn to tweet your goodness tomorrow! LOL

Divaeva said...

mmmmmwah! I now even have f'ing tweet on my phone....I promise to sit down and learn to tweet your goodness tomorrow! LOL

Sasa said...

Awesome Whimsys, they rock and so do you! ☮ ♥

pugsamungus@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I love all the Whimsies! They're so pretty!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/10408906503

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Divaeva said...

WOO HOO I tweeted! ...I think LOL

Divaeva said...

WOO HOO I tweeted! ...I think LOL

DEBIJOT said...

Would love to win one of these, as I usually as reading 2 to 3 books at the same time.

Conduit Press said...

tweeted today;)

kisieltruskawkowy said...

It's beautiful! I would love to win it :)

Lyuda said...

I think I'm going to try the 50 things too.
lusizova(at)gmail.com

Lyuda said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/10466551416

Lori said...

This is the first I have heard of 50 things. But I surely like what you did! good use of creative recycleing

409cope said...

I love these pretty whimsys,what a unique idea. I really need to de-clutter around here. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anastasia Rinaldi said...

So cute!! I love the whimsies! Awesome idea :)