January 28, 2009

CPSIA Giveaway #2

Oh, good morning!! I am drinking my coffee kind of strong today!! I can't find my eyelids!!

Today is our second CPSIA giveaway. Yesterday I was trying to figure out a scheme for winning this one myself, because it is by Amy Quarry. Do you remember the package I won from her back in September? ZOMG, as I believe I said at the time. She sent a dress and warmies (leggings made from sweaters) for Elizabeth, both of which are TEH CUTEST, and she sent a bunch of other things (hair thingies! wall thingies! key thingies! thingies to keep thingies in!) that made me marvel afresh at people who are artistic: How do they DO that? How do they know exactly what will look perfect with what? It baffles and impresses me.

Amy isn't directly affected by the new CPSIA thing (because she's Canadian, not because she's an outlaw), but she says she thinks it's crazy and wants to offer her support. The prize will be a surprise package customized for the winner, but you can check out Amy's style at her main place, and at her Etsy shop. She's one of the artists at goodEGG, and you can read her blog, which is about her funny sweetie little girl as well as about projects.

So! Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, February 1st, at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific time. Because I am SO VERY ETHICAL (well, and because Amy would recognize my mailing address), I'll choose a random winner rather than creating a fake identity and winning the contest myself.


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There is still plenty of room for other giveways, so if you're an artist/crafter affected by CPSIA or wanting to show support for those affected by CPSIA, email me at swistle at gmail dot com and let me know what you'd like to give away. Don't be intimidated by the awesomeness of the prizes so far. The prize can be tiny. I'll handle the giveaway here, and then let you know who to mail the cool swag to.

131 comments:

Dr. Maureen said...

Oh, random number generator: YOU MUST PICK ME.

Robin said...

What adorable things! Cutest aprons ever!

Shal said...

Ooooh I'd love to win too! Very cute stuff!!!! I love that pale blue dress.. I have a 3.5 year old girl and about 15 weeks along with #2...

RMG, please pick me! I would be so happy! hehe

el-e-e said...

Ooh, she could send me stuff that matches my BAG! YESSSSS!

Support Artists! *fist pump*

Cam said...

I have little girls! I love her stuff!

Kristi said...

I know groveling in a comment in no way affects Ye Olde Randome Numbere Generatore, but the last thing I won was a six pack of orange crush when I was nine. BOO. HOO.

heather said...

Yummmm..... Love her stuff!

Kim said...

I always feel like a greedy, naughty jerk when I comment on contest posts, but I just wanted to say that a goal of mine for 2009 is to support artists on Etsy, both local and just cool people. Not only does my recipient (or myself) end up with a cool, unique gift, I don't give as much money to The Man. Target's taken enough of my money for one lifetime and let's not even discuss Walmart. Ew.

Nowheymama said...

CPSIA is crap! And also I want to win.

St said...

So glad she's not hurt by this. And that she's giving stuff away!

nanann said...

Oh YAY! She's been on my blog reader ever since you first posted about her! Pick me! I have little girls!

Tuli said...

I love free stuff. R#G, Pick me, please!

Amy said...

Amy's stuff is very cute. I'm even a fan of hers on Facebook after reading about her here!

Jenn Mc said...

Sigh. It is my hope that my husband and I can adopt a girl this year. Then I can order the pink pleats toddler dress and ooh and aah at how cute she is. :)

Jen in MI said...

Please pick me, oh random number generator!

Safire said...

Oh so cute! She has awesome stuff. Boo to CPSIA. Yay to supporters!

marci_jo said...

Little girl dresses & aprons, two of my favorite things right now.

Michelle & Cas said...

Is it wrong that when I found out I was having a girl I was the most excited about the dress possibilities?

Karen said...

Pick me!

T with Honey said...

Can she make some vintage dresses in girls' sizes? Princess wandered over and say the retro dot one on my screen and said she would LOVE to have that dress. Of course my size 5 girl is ALL about dresses these days. She mopes if I make her wear jeans or pants.

Stacie said...

Oh me me me!

Again, with the maturity.

divrchk said...

Oh, her stuff is beatuiful!

Shari said...

I LOVE handmade things of all kinds, especially if I don't have to handmake them!

Nicole A. said...

Oohhh...pick me.

Blondie said...

I'd love to win this one- she has some fabulous things!

Fine For Now said...

Yay!

nicole said...

That reversible mod circles dress is adorable. I happen to live with the perfect person to wear it. :)

Lora said...

I never enter people's contests, but since I did one of my own on my blog and my random # picked my friend who lives in N. Ireland, it ended up costing me $50 to send out the prize so I feel like there is some good karma for me to collect somewhere in the universe.
Okay, honestly, if it was an International reader who I didn't know for reals, I may have picked another random winner. I'm the biggest jerk I know.

Kristi said...

CPSIA blows! Random Number Generator pick me!!!

Heather D. said...

Cute overload!

Smiling Mama said...

Such cute things! I'll be adding her to my Etsy favorites! Thanks.

Michelle Leigh said...

Count me in! I love handmade goods and would be sad to see the artists struggle.

Anita said...

What cute items! I have two girls who would look so cute in them!

Shelly said...

Cool! I'd love to enter!

1hottiredmama said...

Oh, I love Amy Quarry!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Her website is dangerous. I could buy everything!

The Gori Wife said...

I like pretty things!

Cherish said...

mememe!

Jenny said...

Oh I am SO IN.

caleyadams said...

OHMY, her stuff is so adorable! I have a little niece who I want to dress up in one of everything from Amy's stuff!

SarahO said...

Okay, I'm not starting THIS comment with..."I'm not actually entering this contest"

Maybe I'll really win this time!

Amanda said...

Amy's stuff is so pretty!!!

jschaffe said...

Love her stuff and her blog! I made a sister for my (not toddler) sweater, just like her toddler skirts!

Janice said...

love Amy's stuff. want some.

Sara said...

*waves arms violently* Um, me please.

Melissa said...

I'll try winning!! ... I suppose ..lol, ME!PICKME!




...heading over to her shop now, I love the dress she made for your little one!

Heather C. said...

Oh, yes please!

samantha jo campen said...

Oh I'm in love! PICK ME FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE OH PLEASE!

Ah hem.

Beth said...

i have a little girl who would be darling in that stuff!

Liz said...

Such adorable things. Thanks for the chance!

Little-Bit said...

I do feel sorry for the people affected by this not-well-thought-out law. I hope it is amended soon!

Pixie said...

I don't know why I am bothering, the random number thing hates me but, this stuff is way too cute.
Also I hope they can fix this new law as it is right now it looks like big business will be just fine while all the little guys will be forced out. SUX!

Melissa said...

Thank you! (Sorry if this duplicates. Blogger doesn't like me this morning.)

Elizabeth said...

Her stuff is amazing! Thanks for doing this!

Joceline said...

I love the sweater pants! My baby girl would be so cute in them! Well, she's cute regardless...

Rosie said...

Very cute stuff.

Eleanor Q. said...

Oh oh oh *waving hand in air* pick me! Pick me!

honeybecke said...

Oh I love cute and crafty!
Adorable.

Cortney said...

I love her stuff, it's so cute!

Bunny said...

Oooh-hoo-hoo! Pick me pick me!

Sarah said...

Wow, her stuff is so cute. LOVE IT ALL

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

I'm staring to think I've wronged the random number generator somehow, because it has NEVER ONCE PICKED ME, but perhaps all those caps will get its attention. :)

Clarabella said...

Oh, I remember that package. And teh awesomeness!
Pick me, pick me, RNG!

Tammy said...

I am out of coffee. Why do I continue to do this to myself?

the girls' moma said...

I think it's great that you are bringing attention to the CPSIA thingy... or is it CSPIA? I need your little slip of paper!

Lisa

may said...

Memememememe!!!!

Kathy said...

I am waiting for CPSIA (?) to exempt small crafters - if this thing goes through I will lose even more faith in the logic of rule makers!

Anna said...

ooo...her things are adorable! I'd love to win!

Felicia said...

Very cute stuff! Pick me please!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

*Thinking lucky thoughts* Choose me!

Claire Bingham said...

Thanks for doing this to draw attention to the CPSIA dilemma.

Kristi said...

I love her stuff - it is always so cute! She definitely has a great sense of style. Pick me generator!

Christina said...

Enter me! (And then pick me!)

Julie said...

I have a friend with a new baby girl expected in couple months and I want her to have something special. Wouldn't a baby girl sized gifty basket be lovely?

Chelsea said...

Amy's stuff is amazing so I have to enter.

Ecchs said...

Oh Canada! I must win...for she is from the Mother Country.

katethegr8 said...

I love free stuff...but I am one of those lucky few who NEVER win stuff..but I cant help atleast trying :)

Shelly Overlook said...

Ooooh, pretty!

Betty M said...

Lovely lovely things. Pick me please!

Trina said...

Yay! More stuff! PICK ME! :)

Christy said...

That bright BEAUTIFUL apron is just what I need in the midst of this blah winter weather.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

her products are the cutest. Pick me!

Whimsy said...

Do you think I can FLATTER the random number generator into picking me?

If so: Oh Great and Powerful Random Number Generator, you are so pretty! Please oh please pick me!

Julie said...

Maybe this will be my lucky day...

Linda said...

Consider me entered!

Bethtastic said...

Her stuff is the cutest! Pick ME!

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Amanda said...

Okay pick me, pick me!!! We find out what we are having in t-minus 2 days..... so nervous, first baby, might fall off the table.... of shock, not my current large and in charge hinney.


Amanda
brunettebeachgirl@hotmail.com

anislandmom said...

I just had to delurk because the stuff on her site is just absolutely adorable!

I love your blog by the way.

brzeski said...

RNG, my old friend. Remember that time you called from outside Phoenix and I wired you money? How bout the time I didn't make a certain call to a certain bail bondsman...that ringing any bells? Well, now's the time to give thanks, RNG. Don't make me give this shoebox to your mom.

Michele said...

Oh, my fingers are crossed!

Bonnie said...

I heart giveaways! Being a stay at home mom for almost a year now I will gladly accept free things... especially cute handmade stuff!

Stimey said...

Okay, do you want to know why I love you so damn much? Because you throw out these little comments like, "Oh, good morning!! I am drinking my coffee kind of strong today!! I can't find my eyelids!!"

I don't even care if you enter me in your giveaway, I just want to tell you that you're awesome.

lisa said...

I have a little girl now! Send me some cute!

Amy said...

My little girl will look awfully cute in those outfits!

danicorrelle said...

Ohhh, me, me! I have two little girls who just love pretty things!

Mommy Brain said...

Gorgeous stuff! I clicked on the link and immediately fell in love with the blue and brown purse and the blue and brown dress. Adorable, adorable, adorable!

Michelle said...

Oh, I remember the stuff you got ... and I remember being TOTALLY jealous. *sigh* Maybe this time the nice people over at random number generator will like me :)

Kate said...

ZOMG! I would love to win!

Niki said...

Pick me! Pick me!!!!! :)

Badness Jones said...

Pick me! I would love to win something from Amy Quarry! Please! Please!

Cheryl888 said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I contacted my local representatives about the CPSIA stuff...I hope they can get something worked out.

Mommy Daisy said...

Wow, lots of sign ups. Too good to resist though.

Laura said...

Absolutely cute!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Thanks for getting on board with this issue and bringing awareness to crafters everywhere.
Please enter me in the drawing.
Thanks.
Dawn

Megan said...

Hope I win this one!

Marie Green said...

Oh, pick me!!!!!

jenny626 said...

I'm in!

Jen said...

I'm in too. Pick me!!

juliloquy said...

How generous of Amy and you! Cheers - Julie

Nicole said...

So cute--count me in!

Anonymous said...

Please pick me!!!

Amy

Emily R said...

Does this mean that at least Canadians can still sell uninspected kiddie goods to us? Hooray!

Leticia said...

Very cute. I want!

Snoopyfan said...

Very cute stuff! Can't make a decision what I like best.

Rhia said...

Oooh, pretty!

Brooke said...

I like free stuff. :-)

Misty said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Saly said...

PICK ME!! 119 IS MAH LUCKY NUMBER!!!

Caitlin said...

Could not agree more with your assessment of creative people. How do they SEE IT like that before it exists???

Eva said...

Canadians are just so very nice (I know, I married one).

Alison said...

oh, would love this.

alisonsannouncements at yahoo dot com

Sheena said...

I wanna win her awesome stuff!

ikate said...

Her stuff is darling! And I know a darling little girl who would love it.

Jaime said...

Boo CPSIA! I love handmade items!

ecky said...

thanks for the great giveaways!!

elkesten at yahoo dot com

sherri s. said...

My fingers AND my toes are crossed...thanks for the giveaway...

Lippy said...

I remember the goodies you got. So cutie patootie!

Elle said...

Too cute! That law is bogus, I do hope they fix it soon! *crosses fingers for random generator luck*

alpacalifestyle said...

Darling stuff. I, too, marvel at these talented people. And envy them. And want to win their wares.

Biteofpunkinpie said...

Amy is such an inspiration! ... here's hoping!