Monday, May 3, 2010

Great New Grapevine Giveaway!

I'm happy to announce a brand new GIVEAWAY!

Hats By Anne (hatsbyanne1942) on Etsy, a sweet boutique filled with lovely hand crocheted accessories, is offering this bright and beautiful spring and summer weight grapevine sleekie scarf. A delicious shade of grape purple, this lightweight acrylic scarf is a stunning touch of color to add that perfect bit of panache to your warm weather wardrobe. Measuring in at a versatile 96" in length and a skinny 1.5" wide with flirty eyelash yarn fringe on the ends, this hand crocheted accessory would not only make a wonderful neck scarf, but I think it would look fantastic as a waist wrap with your favorite long boho skirt or summer loungewear. While it's perfect for warm weather, it can be used all year round - so this is one item you will get a lot of use out of!

Before I get to the rules of how to win this lovely sleekie scarf valued at $20, let's find out a little bit more about Anne and how Hats By Anne came to be! Anne and her husband of 48 years Randy (who she has known since childhood!) split their time evenly between their home in Castle Rock, Colorado and Gulf Shores, Alabama, spending 6 months in each. Being avid golfers (both Anne and her husband have managed a hole in one at least once!) both of their homes are on golf courses, where they spend part of their free time. In addition to golf, Anne is "Mom" to two daughters and a son, and a grandmother of six!

Her talent and passion for crocheting appeared around the same time as her retirement from a teaching career - and I for one, am glad she discovered just how talented she is when it comes to designing her beautiful crocheted accessories. In addition to the amazing array of colors and styles you'll already find at hatsbyanne1942, Anne welcomes requests for custom colors on any style in her repertoire.

Anne shared these answers to my "interview" questions...

1. When did you decide you wanted to sell your beautiful crocheted hats and scarves? What or who inspired you to make that step? After a 31-year teaching career, I discovered quite by accident that I had been given a talent for making hats and scarves simply by taking the yarn in hand and creating a beautiful hat or scarf. I used no patterns or directions. As the weeks passed, the collection grew and grew, and it was then that I decided the time had come to sell my creations. Friends who visited my hat room in my home soon shared the same idea...start selling. They bought and I sold.

2. What teacher in school was your favorite? What made him/her such a great teacher? My first grade teacher, Mrs. Moates, was my favorite teacher and she was the reason for my becoming a teacher.

3. You've been asked to put an item of your choice in a time capsule, to be opened in 100 years. What do you put in it and why? I would put one of my hats in a time capsule just to remind people that we all have hidden talents, we just have to look for them. Of course, I would want an attached note to read, "An Artist with Yarn". She never could read the directions, so she just created!

4. Every artist has their frustrations - either perfecting a technique or working out the logistics of a design or some other creativity challenge - have you ever had something that it seemed like you would never figure out, but finally did? What was it?
My creations have come so easily, I can honestly say there has not yet been one frustrating moment. It is so natural.

5. Who would you want to play you if they wrote a movie about your life? My most favorite actress has always been Elizabeth Taylor. As we age together, she still could play the part.

6. If you could be a crayon, what color would you be? Green, my favorite color!

Now that you've "met" Anne, on to the rules for this giveaway!

Here's how to receive your multiple chances to win the beautiful grapevine sleekie scarf:

You will receive -
Your 1st entry for visiting HatsByAnne1942 and then returning here and posting and commenting on a favorite item;
1 additional entry for mentioning an item or design style or color that you would like to see in Anne’s shop;
1 entry for following Anne on twitter ;
1 entry for fanning Anne on facebook ;
2 entries for making a purchase at hatsbyanne1942 ;
1 entry for following me (Mysticwynd) on this blog ;
1 entry for following me (Mysticwynd) on twitter ; and
1 entry for fanning me (Mysticwynd) on facebook

It's as simple as that and there are LOTS of opportunities to win! Just be sure to include a way of contacting you - trying to track you down the hard way makes me grumpy and nobody likes to see me grumpy ;)

Of course there's a bit of legal business involved in every giveaway, so to cover that part: Entries will be accepted with a posting timestamp prior to 12:00 NOON MST on Monday, May 17, 2010 and I'll be picking a winner at 12:30 pm MST that day. Just as an FYI, this giveaway is open worldwide (unless you live in an area where this type of giveaway is prohibited! Winner is responsible for any taxes, duties, and/or compliance with local laws.) Oh, before I forget - that beautiful blonde model in Anne's listing photos is none other than Anne herself (hubby is behind the camera because he refused to model the hats and scarves!)

Good luck and happy shopping!

101 comments:

Linda Pruitt said...

HI!
What a wonderful give-away contest!
I checked out the shop and this is my fave:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45687674/scarf-named-fools-gold-year-round

Baroness Bijoutery said...

What a great Giveaway..My Oldest Granddaughter would love it...I already follow you and your wonderful Blog..I also follow you on Facebook..
I also now follow Anne on Facebook..
And as for an item from her shop I love the Newsboy Cap..Now that is something I would wear..
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44303784/hatblack-summer-newsboy-acrylic-chemo-or

Thanks for the chance to enter...

Taryn L. McCracken said...

I like the Scarf named Tickled Pink.

taryn@pictureitcreations.com

Taryn L. McCracken said...

I'm following Anne on Twitter (@Justpictureit)

Taryn@pictureitcreations.com

Taryn L. McCracken said...

I'm following Anne on Facebook.

taryn@pictureitcreations.com

Taryn L. McCracken said...

I follow Mystic Wynd blog

taryn@pictureitcreations.com

Taryn L. McCracken said...

I follow Mystic Wynd on twitter. (@Justpictureit)

taryn@pictureitcreations.com

Taryn L. McCracken said...

I follow Mystic Wynd on facebook.

taryn@pictureitcreations.com

Kristen said...

I like the hat named Snowy White.

couponboss at gmail dot com

aj said...

I love the hat named grapevine ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

grace said...

My favorite is the basic black European slouch.. c:

vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

janetfaye said...

I like Hat and Scarf named Your Little Basic Black/ Skullcap and Scarf Set with a touch of gold. I love the way it looks and I like the gold.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I like Hats By Anne on Facebook - Janet Fri

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow your blog - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I like you on Facebook - Janet Fri

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Dollface_0023 said...

My fave is the scarf names scarlet!

I'd like to see a cowl neck scarf in a cream color.

following Anne on twitter.

"like" Anne on facebook.

following mysticwynd on twitter.

"fanning" mysticwynd on facebook.

Following mysticwynd on Blog

Dollface_0023@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I love the Scarf named Tickled Pink/ Hot Pink and White/For a Young Lady.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm following Anne on twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm fanning Anne on facebook (Aik Chien)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm following (Mysticwynd) on twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm fanning (Mysticwynd) on facebook (Aik Chien)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Atypical Girl said...

I love this summer hat:: Hat for the Good Earth/ Under the Brim/Summer Sun

Amy
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I love the brownstone European slouch hat! It looks super comfy. :)


bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

Samy said...

I like this one- http://www.etsy.com/listing/40830600/scarfbluebird-on-my-shoulder-neck

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

Samy said...

I would love to see slouchy beanies in lavender or aqua!

Samy said...

I follow Anne on twitter!

Samy said...

I fanned Anne on facebook!

Samy said...

I follow your blog!

Samy said...

I follow your on twitter!

Samy said...

I fanned you on FB!

Anonymous said...

I adore the scarlet o hara scarf it's gorgeous.Thanks fingers crossed. Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

Damla said...

I like the Hat/Basic Black/ European Slouch.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla said...

Follow Anne on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla said...

Follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

sturberry said...

This is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/41774712/scarf-named-tickled-pink-hot-pink-and

sturberry @ gmail.com

sturberry said...

Following on twitter
pured0ve

sturberry @ gmail.com

sturberry said...

Following you here

sturberry @ gmail.com

sturberry said...

Following anne on twitter as well
pured0ve

sturberry @ gmail.com

free indeed said...

Love the scarf called all that jazz. THe colors just speak to me! Super nice!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Elena said...

I love the Hat named In Black and White/ Skullcap

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

Elena said...

I would like to see cowl neck scarves in bright vibrant colors

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

Elena said...

am fanning Anne on facebook (Elena Rudaya)

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

Elena said...

I like you on FB (Elena Rudaya)

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

love the Scarf named Gulf Sunset/Fuzzy magenta and orange

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

Flight Fancy said...

Lovely work Anne :) I love this Rio scarf
http://www.etsy.com/listing/40808750/scarf-named-rio-carnival-many-colorssoft

I already follow your blog Mystic, and fan both you and Anne on facebook,(yay) but no twitter :( yet. Good luck with the giveaway ladies. I'm crossing my fingers!

cdziuba said...

I love this:
Scarf named Gulf Sunset/Fuzzy magenta and orange


cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

cdziuba following Anne on twitter ;

cdziuba said...

fanning Anne on facebook ; carol p dziuba

cdziuba said...

an item or design style or color that you would like to see in Anne’s shop;

I would like to see lightweight wool so there would be summer/spring scarves. Colors could be tropicals, pastel

cdziuba said...

cdziuba following (Mysticwynd) on twitter

cdziuba said...

carol p dziuba (Mysticwynd) on facebook fan

cdziuba said...

follow this blog

Anonymous said...

I like the April Rain Too skullcap, because it would jazz up my winter coat very prettily and play up my eyes.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Johnna said...

My name is Johnna Crider aka Art4TheHomeless.

I have already fanned both Mystic Wynd and Anne's pages but here is my fave: The scarf named Fool's Gold and here is the link

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45687674/scarf-named-fools-gold-year-round

Erin Berger said...

Right, that is basically impossible to choose a favorite, however I love love this scarf (Blue Topaz)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/40807900/scarf-calledtopaz-ultra-softone-of-a

I follow Ann on Facebook

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

What a lovely giveaway - in my favourite colour! I also like the Scarf named Scarlett O'Hara/ Red Suede Polyester Scarf with black and red eyelash tassels - so warm and pretty.

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow Anne on Twitter (dspdavey).

NGS said...

The scarves in the shop are lovely. My favorite is the Scarf named Fool's Gold.

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44811691/scarf-named-little-pinkie-natural-bamboo

I like this!

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

I'd like to see a scarf in this color:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40830989/hatdeep-purple-skullcap-or-european

Anonymous said...

groovers4him@bellsouth.net
i like the tickled pink scark

Anonymous said...

ashley4him@bellsouth.net
I like the tickled pink scarf

International Giveaways said...

Gorgeous model indeed! I love the Hat and Scarf Set named Burnt Orange/Short Scarf/Skullcap. I really like the bright color to it.

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow Anne on twitter!
@intlgiveaways

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I'm following you on twitter!
@intlgiveaways

By the way, your giveaway was listed on my site: http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/grapevine-scarf-from-hats-by-anne.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Lovely scarf, and purple is my favorite color!

My favorite item is the Hat/Brownstone European Slouch Brown hat!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I would love to see more of the slouch hats in that kind of yarn in some greans or purples!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I follow Anne on Facebook (Annie Milner)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I follow your blog!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I Like Mytic Wynd on Facebook! (Annie Milner)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim said...

My favorite item is the Hat and Scarf Set named April Rain/ Blue and White Skullcap and Sleekie
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I would love to see more multi colored items. maybe some pink and brown!
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Following Anne on Twitter @kimhigueria
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Fan of Anne on facebook
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Following mysticwynd on twitter @kimhigueria
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Fan of Mysticwynd on facebook
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

Vittoria said...

i love the
Hat named Yellow Bird /European Slouch Hat


it's so trendy and would be great to push all my hair up under on a casual day!

DolphinV27@aol.com

Vittoria said...

i'd love to see an infinity scarf!

DolphinV27@aol.com

Vittoria said...

"I follow you on Twitter @DolphinV27!

thanks xx

DolphinV27@aol.com

Vittoria said...

"I follow annie on Twitter @DolphinV27!

thanks xx

DolphinV27@aol.com
"

Vittoria said...

"I follow your blog with google friend connect!

thanks xx

DolphinV27@aol.com

elaine said...

Love this Scarf- Fancy Grass/Eyelash Yarn in Asparagus Green!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

elaine said...

Extra Entry - Would also be nice to see mittens to go with the hats and scarfs.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

The hat named Sage River caught my eye. Lots of beautiful pieces in all categories.

aluttrell at cox dot net

Caroline said...

I really love the Scarf named Scarlett O'Hara/ Red Suede Polyester Scarf with black and red eyelash tassels.

design4less(at)yahoo(dot)com

Flaf said...

MY favourite item from the shop is 'Hat in Summer Green/ Newsboy/ A green cotton hat for summer with a little brim/Chemo hat' <3

flafofca at gmail dot com

Flaf said...

I would really like to see some gloves in the shops... It has hats and scarfs, that need matching gloves :D

flafofca at gmail dot com

Flaf said...

I am a follower under the name Flaf Ofca!

flafofca at gmail dot com

missreneer said...

She is very talented. I love everything but my favorite is the Hat/Black Head Web. Thanks for the great contest :)

Lea said...

My favoite is easy.. its A Hat named Emma here http://www.etsy.com/listing/42794713/hat-named-emma-all-cotton-hatunder-the
I am already fans of both of you. and I will see if I can figure out twitter LOL

and you can contact me here..
http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=113109488719802#!/lea.fowler?ref=profile

Sharon said...

I love the laid back look of the Hat/Basic Black/ European Slouch!

ARTIBILITY said...

I am following Mystic Wynd's blog/twitter/facebook as well as Anne on Etsy/twitter and facebook. Great contest pretty much entered all entries LOL Would love to see gloves in the shop.
I love this one the best.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/40875091/hatblack-head-web-a-great-cover-for-the
Anna at ARTIBILITY on facebook and twitter and etsy and everywhere else.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ARTIBILITY/48817127169

Terri said...

I love the Topaz Scarf. I just purchased some Topaz stones and I can't beleive the range of colors they come in.

Nancy said...

My favorite of her items: a Hat Named Sapphire.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

As to a color I'd like to see used more frequently in her store: cobalt blue.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend: allibrary.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Lyudmila said...

I pick the Scarf Named Little Pinkie/ Natural Bamboo Yarn/ So Soft/ Soft Pink
lusizova (at) gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

Follow you (Mysticwynd) on this blog
lusizova (at) gmail.com

hatsbyanne1942.etsy.com said...

My thanks, as always, to my wonderful friend at MysticWynd. Even though we've never met and only know each other through Etsy, she has been so wonderful to sponsor this great giveaway just to help expose my new Etsy shop. MysticWynd, thank you for a really terrific event. Thanks to all of you who participated in The Giveaway.

I hope to hear from you soon if you are in need of a hat or scarf. The comments you have made will help to make my shop a better place for great purchases. Thank you, " An Artist with Yarn"

tina reynolds said...

I really like Hat called Mother ... thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow your blog thanks

Related Posts with Thumbnails