Monday, April 15, 2013

It's time! It's time! It's Mid-Month Madness and a Giveaway!

Hellooooooooooooooooo! Welcome to Mid-Month Madness! We have lots going on around here this month. It's been quite mad indeed! :)


First, I would like to show you my Purple Pansy Postcard. After such wonderful feedback last month, I decided to continue on each month with these postcards. They are quick and easy to make and are truly addicting.


I was inspired by these pansy baskets in Captain's yard. They are so pretty. My favorites have always been the purple pansies with the yellow centers, so that's what I designed.


The pattern is FREE, but the bunnies and I truly appreciate all your help and support. Every month we donate some of the money from sales to rabbit rescues in the US.


So, when you make a purchase from us, you are not only getting something fun for yourself, you are also helping bunnies in a rescue. Thank you so very much!


We have 15 kits available. Each kit is enough wool, fabric, floss, buttons, pearls, fusible, index cards and even clear, plastic, mailing envelopes to make two postcards. You can keep one and share one. There will only be 15 kits, so if you want one, Hop over here to get the pattern and to purchase a kit.

Next, I would like to introduce you to my dear friend and fellow Valdani thread designer, Missie Carpenter of Hallbrook Designs. Valdani brought Missie and I together and she is one of those friends I can't wait to meet in person one day. I have seen her beautiful punchneedle designs up close and I simply adore them.


Missie designed these beautiful Sunflower punchneedle and wool applique pincushions using my Folk Art Fusion (TM) 3 strand floss collection.

I think they are gorgeous. I invite you to Hop over and visit Missie's shop for this pattern as well as many other incredible punchneedle/quilting designs.


You can purchase the floss collection from me here.

Ok, so are you ready for this months giveaway? Woo hoo!


This month the prize is my original Purple Pansy Postcard


and Missie's pattern!

To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. If you are signed up as a follower (right side bar) you get two chances.
3. You only need to leave one comment. You can say you are a follower in that comment. Please note, I do check to make sure you are signed up. I've had some cases where folks were fibbing. (naugty, naughty) That's not fair to others, so if I don't know you very well, I check. Fair is fair.

Harrington and Hannah will use the random number generator to select the winner this Friday, April 19. Good luck and happy stitching!


We'll see you back here Wednesday for a mid-week sneak peek. Much to do, much to do.

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

73 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How sweet for the season!

Sarah Beth said...

Please add me to your giveaway. I think valdini thread is wonderful. BTW I love my bunny pincushion did you get my payment check? You'd love this. My grandparents last name was Hare and they used to have a sign on their house saying Hop in to Hare's Hutch:-)

shez said...

wow so pretty Shell.xx

Kris said...

Oh, goodie, I want to win!! And I am an admirer (opps, I mean follower!!). And wait until later today (Monday) when I post about what I did with the darling Christmas postcard you and the bunnies sent me!! Woo! Hoo!! xoxoxox

Patty C. said...

I really adore Missie's pattern- great colors! And i agree- those postcards are addicting!

Christine M said...

Such sweet pansies Shell. Your post card is lovely. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it made it's way to Australia! LOL! Thanks for the lovely giveaway Shell. Of course I'm a follower of you and the bunnies. Hugs, Christine

marygabriella said...

Ciao, sono una tua nuova seguace e il tuo blog mi sembra bellissimo!
Posso partecipare al tuo giveway anche se vivo in Italia?
Spero di si, un abbraccio ai coniglietti e a te.
Marina

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely postcard, pansies are such a cheerful plant

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful postcard. I am a follower.

bunnits said...

Oh, cute. Way cute. Too cute. Cute cute. Love it!

Sunnybec said...

Oh yes please put my name in the hat, I am a follower (as you know LOL) Hugs x

Lesley said...

Your little postcard is adorable! I am a follower...thank you for the chance!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PUT ME IN! PLEASE, PUT ME IN THIS GIVEAWAY!

Michelle, your art is super, and the originality of this piece is divine. I especially love the "tightness" of your sewing work as well and it would make an exceptional piece of folk art memorabilia, ANYWHERE.

I went to the Hoppy Hour yesterday at the Humane Society. It was a riot. There was one little feller there who kept getting "time out" in the green box; he was NOT neutered and finally after about 10 time-outs, his parents were advised to get him fixed ON THE SPOT. They hauled him away to the surgery! teehee...he was so cute but in order to participate, your rabbit has to be fixed. But to watch the various bunnies hop and play and come to us for cuddles, OH DEAR, you walk out of there with a melted heart. My husband had a rex rabbit that took to him and shoved his little muzzle into his pant leg and just "purred" the whole time. Ahhh

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY! Anita

Jessica said...

I love Pansies! The postcard is gorgeous! And I am a faithful follower!

Gill said...

Such a pretty postcard!!
BTW I love the picture of the little girl with her enormous rabbit!!!!
I'm a happy follower!

Raewyn said...

I love the pansies!! Very gorgeous. Hope you have a fun week - and yes, I am a follower too :-)

Brenda said...

I am a follower. Love pansies. They just shout spring to me and make me smile.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

YesI am a follower!! Love your creations!! And this new round is great. Love the pansy postcard and would love to win it along with that wonderful sunflower pattern from Missie. Thanks for the chance

Janet said...

Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win your sweet postcard and Missy's pattern! I am a follower.

Me and My Stitches said...

Hi Michelle - Missie sent me - we have become friends through blogging and have gotten together a few times now! I don't know how I have missed you all this time, but I'm signed up to follow you now. Funny thing - I have your thread collection! Just love the colors, and actually took them out of the cute little box yesterday and put them in a different storage box. Love your pansies - so nice and spring-y!

Sowing Stitches said...

Delightful! Lovely Mid Month Marvelous Creations! :) Happy Monday!

momid5 said...

lovely, cheerful postcard of spring ,so fun; I am a follower also; thanks for the chance at this giveaway!!

speedyrabbit said...

Beautiful Pansy's with the promise of spring and summer thats why I would want to win!xx Rachel an Speedy

tink's mom said...

Shell, Love the Pansies. Just back from placing my order. I'm heading on vacation in a couple of weeks and this will be the perfect take along. Another wonderful design.

sunny said...

I'm a follower! I love pansies. I think of them as little smiling faces. Thanks for a chance to win your beautiful postcard.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So adorable Shell, love your new pansy postcard and bless you for donating to help the rescued bunnies <3. And Missie's designs are spectacular, I think I am going to have to learn how to do punchneedle! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your lovely postcards and Missie's pattern, I am a follower of your lovely blog and here's my comment :O) Deb

Sharon Decker said...

I am a follower and love reading about you and the bunnies. Anything from you would be wonderful to receive.

barbara woods said...

would love to win thanks

barbara woods said...

i follow your blog

Rita said...

What a pretty postcard. I follow your blog through Bloglovin. Thanks!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous Shell. I had to smile when you said what your favourite pansy is. That is my all time favourite too. :) Yes i'm a follower. Hugs,xx.

Linda Crosby said...

Love the postcard and I am a follower of your blog. thanks for the chance to win.

quiltsbycheryl said...

I love pansies!!! And I love your work and your bunnies!! I have followed you for quite some time now! Have a happy day....and week!!

quiltygirl1 said...

Thank you for your give a way. I love bunnies so much and would love to have one sme day. Love, love pansies! Post card is adorable!

quiltygirl1 said...

I forgot to say I am a happy follower!

quiltygirl1 said...

Thank you for your give a way. I love bunnies so much and would love to have one sme day. Love, love pansies! Post card is adorable!

Beth said...

On a day when there is so much sadness in the news, your giveaway and generosity seem especially kind.

I follow you via GFC and email.

Createology said...

Of course I follow you and the bunnies and all of your wonderful adventures. Purple pansies are such happy flowers and your postcard is lovely. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Judy B said...

Love your pansies and the postcard is fabulous! Hello to Hannah and Harrington.

Judy B said...

I follow via email! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy in IN said...

I am a follower. I send postcards to my grands and make/send at Christmas time to several of my friends plus grands (I have five). Thanks for the pattern.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

How sweet the pansies and postcard are, they are one of my favourites, always such a happy flower.
How sweet the photo is of the cute girl and the gigantic rabbit.

Have a happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Nancy said...

Love the postcard. I get your email every time you post. I look forward to it. Love the bunnies. Nancy P.

linny said...

I'm really enjoying these postcards, they're so pretty. Thank you so much for providing the pattern,but I would love to win the original. I follow by email,is that ok?
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

DebbieM said...

Love the colors of this postcard, Shell. So cute. Please sign me up for your giveaway. I am a follower. Thanks.

Chris said...

The post card is amazing. Of course I am a follower so please put my name in the hat.
Thanks for introducing Missie's designs to me. They are gorgeous.
I hope that you and the bunnies have a great spring week!

dmf said...

Michelle - thanks for the opportunity to win one of YOUR postcards - love it! Dee

Shebandowan said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I follow via email.

Janet

Patty said...

What a pretty postcard.Of course I am a follower(Patty AKAcarrotcake55@sbcglobal.net) I love the postcard. Thanks.

Lyn said...

That is such a cute postcard! Thanks for the giveaway.

KMSC said...

Thank you for the giveaway! What beautiful projects; I would love to win them. I receive your blog in my email and I just signed up to follow you on Facebook so I guess I'm now a "follower."

pippirose said...

I love pansies. They are just so cheerful! Love the postcard.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I follow via GFC.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

shawn said...

I love your postcard and the pincushions they are adorable. I am also a follower by email.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Loretta said...

Love the postcard! I am a follower :-)

Sherry said...

Another great design, I love pansies. I am a follower, of course

Evie said...

Love the colors in your pansies postcard. Thank you for the chance to win. I'm a follower too!

Sandra Lye said...

Love your work! You are sooo talented!

nhlady said...

Absolutely beautiful!! So fitting for Spring.

Thank you for the giveaway.

I am a happy follower of yours.

Wendy B said...

Oh Shell, so pretty!!! loving the Valdani's......and the pansies, and being a follower, and, and, and, and.....!
big sugary hugs
Wendy :O) xox

Gayle said...

I'd love to win your postcard - I'm a huge fan of Missie's designs too!

Sandra Lye said...

I an now a follower. Love your site!

Cathy said...

I got my love of pansies from my mother. She loved yellow pansies. I love them all. Thanks for the free pattern. I am a follower and I also follow you by email. Hugs

Sheila said...

Just adorable Michelle , I love the purple pansies too. I am a happy follower. Thanks for the pattern :-)

Lilac Haven said...

Happy middle of the month-a day late.
(-:

The Woolen Cellar said...

I am a faithful follower and it would be nice to win your little postcard. I am thinking of ordering your book but I'm wondering if I can do the stitching that you do that is so perfect. Without seeing the book, is some unique trick you have to make those stitches so beautiful? Would love to know as I so love all your designs and I've fallen in love with bunnies too!

Joy Burkhart said...

Love your postcard, Michelle! Would love to win it. Hope the bunnies are lucky for me! :) Have been a loyal follower for a while now. Love your designs <3!
xoxo
Joy

Shirley said...

I am one of your many followers and would love to win your pansy post card and the pansies in your post are beautiful. I use to plant my brick planter with all shades of pansies it is around my outside light. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Connie said...

Your pansies are beautiful and what a great giveaway! I am a follower of you and the bunnies!

Carrie P. said...

oh, your new postcard is so sweet. I love pansies but don't grow them because the deer eat them.
Love Missie's patterns too.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Frances said...

What a great giveaway. Love the pansies. I am a follower.

Kathy in GA said...

Hi Michelle...and I follow you, and Missie too! Give the bunnies a cuddle from me!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

You are a good custodian of money dear Shell. Hugs to you for that. That's the main reason I want to be successful...to help animals, to give to bunnies.