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Hi there, nice to have you visiting! I'm Heidi and this is the blog for Heidi Bears. Here is where I post all the happenings in my work and daily life. Here and there you'll find info on things that have caught my attention as well as the odd tutorial. I hope you enjoy your visits. I love to have feedback, so leave me a comment!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Giveaway

Hello everyone!

It seems like all my posts are late this week! I must tell you, it's been a bit more difficult than I imagined, attending lectures for a week, then kiddies, home, etc you know...daily life? Perhaps I am getting old. As it is, my 12 year old quickly jumps to attention (tongue in cheek........at least, I think she is joking??), whenever I go down steps, reassuring me that with her help I will get down to the bottom with all my bones intact ( I mean! whatever happened to the child in her....far too clever these teenagers...), so the fact that I managed to do a couple of posts actually makes me feel a little better (considering I had every intention of joining the Knitting Olympics...and didn't...yes, I know, SHAME on me.....). SOOOOOOOO....I though, what better way to celebrate than do a giveaway! Yup, my first giveaway :) I really hope these are things that will be appealing...

Btw, the pics of the beach were taken on the Wild Coast of South Africa, a truly wonderful area, with stunning beaches, and at this particular part of the coast, you can see dolphins almost twice a day, swimming in the surf, quite close to the sand...Mr P and the girls swam out to within about 10m of them once, and the paddlers regularly paddle in the pods...awesome really :) Whales are also seen quite often, and last year we saw a huge school of Humpbacks, frolicking in the sea...a wonderful sight!

Down to business! The giveaway consists of a number of items. I will describe them as best as I can, as I know that colours on different monitors can be very different! Right, below is a pic of all the items together.
A lovely box of Michal Negrin beeswax candles. They smell heavenly.


Four pure cotton blue napkins, and four pure cotton green napkins. They are printed on one side with the pattern you see above.


3 skeins of heather coloured hand painted and handspun mohair mix yarn. The three skeins total 100g (25g, 25g, 50g).


Michal Negrin notecards and envelopes (10 envelopes, 10 notecards). Michal Negrin's products are always so gorgeous, I love them, and use them often for invitations, thank you's, bithday cards etc...


A gorgeous Michal Negrin Photo album. Each page has a slot that you can put pics into, makes a lovely gift for someone, perhaps loved grandparents from their grandchildren (filled with pics of course ;) )


A quarter metre of mohair bear making fur. This is a lovely golden colour, excellent quality, and has a strong woven background. I used to make teddy bears (I used to sell limited edition artist bears), and this mohair fabric was the only kind I used. Good stuff... I will be posting full step by step instructions on how to make a bear...some time...



A big ball of rust coloured mohair yarn. It's very soft, not scratchy, and would make a lovely scarf ... The colour reminds me of autumn :)

A 100g ball of handpainted sock yarn. I love this sock yarn, I often use it for things other than socks, very versatile...
To enter for the giveaway, please leave a comment letting me know what types of tutorials you would like to see, and what creative endeavours you enjoy. That's it! I will choose a winner on Sunday night (our local time here in SA, at around 10pm), randomly chosen, probably with the help of a willing Mr P!
On another note: haven't had much time to find something interesting, but this was thought provoking... not sure that I have decided which way I would vote...to flash or not to flash, that is the question...
Have an awesome day!
Lots of Love,
Heidi :)

18 comments:

Hallie said...

I love any kind of toy tutorials! My newest obsession is making toysfor my girls and I'm always looking for new things to make! (As if they don't have enough already! lol)

As for creative endeavors I am into...crocheting, knitting, paper crafting and hand sewn toys...I dabble in just about everything and can't wait to try new hings that I find online....I just like to try things for the sake of saying I can do it! lol

This is such an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win it! That yarn looks like heaven!!

Honey Pumpkin Mama said...

Hi Heidi,
All those beautiful things go perfectly together.I love the giveaway. Hope I win. Thanks! Maria

Linda said...

Hello dear Friend!
This is an amazing giveaway! I am definately in:)
Warmly
Linda

S said...

Ohh so generous Heidi Bears; a stunning giveaway AND a choice of tutorials! hmm i would love beyond measure if you could show me (and all who visit of course..)how to crochet a daisy - i saw a shawl/blanket/something once in a shop made up of the most exquisite daisy flowers - i didn't buy it, wished i had, went back....and it was gone.

S said...

Ohh so generous Heidi Bears; a stunning giveaway AND a choice of tutorials! hmm i would love beyond measure if you could show me (and all who visit of course..)how to crochet a daisy - i saw a shawl/blanket/something once in a shop made up of the most exquisite daisy flowers - i didn't buy it, wished i had, went back....and it was gone.

Jamie Love said...

toy making tutorials, knitting tutorials, looking forward to seeing the bear making!

creatively speaking..."turn suffering into art"
whatever springs up at the moment...currently, knitting, crocheting, making yummy raw foods with my new dehydrator, the art of staying sane (does that count?) and photography...

thank you for this opportunity, looking foward to reading more of your blog!

Ramona Burke said...

goodness, what a generous giveaway! I love the toy idea... also, quick gifts for everyone... I seem to see lots of quick gifts with bulky yarns, but there must be something doable quickly with lighter weights of yarn...

K said...

What a lovely bunch of treasure. Who could not break silence for the chance of getting it?

I love clear tutorials - like the ones Linda kindly does at Natural Suburbia. It's a miracle to me, this internet - that people who never, even fifteen years ago, have ever had a chance to find each other or help each other can do it this way. Knitting tutorials are wonderful - every person has his or her own technique - as Alan Dart never does anything to increase but work front and back of a stitch - and I get to learn from all. Horses are my favorite.

And needle felting. I want to sit at the elbow of every needle felter. The sad thing is that you can't learn talent from these folks, as hard as they may try to share it.

My darling daughter crochets. I will send her to sit at YOUR elbow for that. Thank you for even the site of these wonderful things.

Sarah J. said...

As fore tutolials, i wouuld love to see some thing on how to knitt. And i absolutly card makking. Thanks for the give away!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh my what a generous and beautiful giveaway!

For tutorials I am always looking for needle felting, knitted animals, embrodiery and small simple sewing projects, I also love unique things to do with my children.

We love to knit, sew, need felt, scrapbook and card make.

Glenaeon Class 3,2010 said...

Hi I love your giveaway, very generous of you.
Tutorials - I love pictures that details step by step instructions, must be time consuming. Also must say I love you tube films they are great I use them a lot.

Creating atm- a needle felted naturescape for Class 3 room at Steiner school in Australia. It is receiving a seasonal change into Autumn. New autumn foliage, the garden plot has some pumpkins added and climbing beans, have to make some beetroot. Also wanting to make a apple tree. Knitting a barn that I will wet felt and add to.
I love particularly knittiing. I knit all year round a bit addticted I would say, but just LOVE it. Thank you again for your giveaway looking forward to following your journey here. Much love
Wendy

Honey Pumpkin Mama said...

I just left a link to your giveaway on my blog. For some reason the link is not linking, but everyone could type it in and still get to your blog!



http://honeypumpkinmama.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaway-at-heidi-bears.html

Katia said...

What an amazing giveaway! And lovely photographs of them all too. I love new blogs - I'll have to spend some time here reading back over things!

K said...

Isn't it fun to get comments? Don't I wish more people would do it? I think people are too shy, thinking they have nothing to offer. What they don't understand is that the simplest evidence that someone has read what you've placed out there of your life to share is a blessing, a favor and a great gift. We shouldn't have to do giveaways to coax people into simply saying hello. But then, Linda sent me here for this one, and so that's a good thing. If the heavens should align (which they will not and never do) and my lucky number should come up, my email is "otherCstuff (at) rosewoodrecording.com" I'll want you to write me so that I can pay the postage. No worries, though - I've enjoyed being here even without the treat.

Rose said...

This is such an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win it. Blessings, Rose

Elizabeth said...

I just posted about your amazing giveaway! You are too generous.

http://heartfelthomemaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/wood-wool-and-what-not-shop.html

Domestic Diva said...

I would love to see more toy-making tutorials. I'm always looking for things to make for my little guy.

Ravenhill said...

I just love these pretty things. You are so sweet and generous and I would so LOVE to win! :) We can only use beeswax candles, my children are actually allergic to regular ones. I think the small ones are so sweet.

I enjoy any kind of sewing tutorial. Thank you so much!
♥ Emily