Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Homesteading Giveaway! - CLOSED


This is Fiona and she is looking for a new home in time for Easter! I'm offering her up in this Spring giveaway! ;) Fiona is made of ceramic and is hand painted with colorful flowers and embellishments by me. She measures a mighty 4.5" tall (about the size of a real baby chick). Those of you that follow my blog know that we've just added 6 chickens to our family, and I'm a little chick crazy at the moment!

I've also been getting more into homesteading activities, such as gardening and baking. So, as a bonus, I'm including squirrel and gnome cookie cutters in this giveaway! They are super cute, and I'll also send along my favorite, simple shortbread cookie recipe. Yum!



How to enter:


Please leave a comment about your favorite homesteading activity on this post (gardening, baking, cooking, sewing, soap making, etc.)! :) Also, if you do any or all of the things listed below, you'll gain additional entries (Those that already follow the sites below will be entered for each, but please still comment on this post that you do):

*Start following my blog for one entry.
*Become a fan of Illustrated Ink on Facebook for one entry.
*If you Tweet about this giveaway or blog about it-you'll be entered an additional time for each link (please limit these to 4 links).

The winner will be chosen at random from a magical hat. ;) This giveaway will end on Friday, April 8th. Please leave a way for me to contact you, in case you are the winner! This giveaway is open to my International friends, too. Thank you in advance for entering!

97 comments:

Nydia said...

How to resist your awesome giveaway, Leila? Fiona is too sweet!

As a homesteading activity (not to mention my embroideries!), I love when I get time for gardening with my little witch, and baking something yummy for him. Those cutters would be wonderful to embellish your cookies recipe! ;)

Kisses from Nydia.

Nydia said...

I already follow your cool blog... :)

Nydia said...

I'm a fan a fan of Illustrated Ink on Facebook.

Mypieceofpeace said...

I <3 Fiona..... I can give her a very good home in my garden with 2 strong gnomes as body guards for her highness!!! My favorite homesteading activities are gardening and sewing :-)

Mypieceofpeace said...

I am a FB fan

Nydia said...

Just twittered about it: http://twitter.com/#!/bupsalamanders/status/52878516022288384

Mypieceofpeace said...

And I <3 you on etsy

Mypieceofpeace said...

and I am a blog stalker

Linda in New Mexico said...

I already follow your fabu blog. The Olde Bagg

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love to sew (purses especially), knit, crochet, needlepoint, garden, can my own jelly and salsa, cook, bake, build furniture and have a design degree. The Olde Bagg

Linda in New Mexico said...

I already like you (very much) on facebook. And besides the giveaway is the day before my birthday. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Linda in New Mexico said...

It's not a tweet but I am gonna mention you on my blog YeOldeCronesGazette just because I want to. The Olde Bagg, Linda

The Crafty Calico Witch! said...

This is too awsome! Beautiful job.

I sew, do ceramics, garden and design our outside so far. I made jewerly of all kinds. I love to cook and I love to make special doggie and cat treats for freinds with fur babys.

Amanda said...

What a sweet chick!
I love to cook and will be starting my adventures in gardening this year. I'm going to (try to) grow a vegetable container garden on my apartment balcony. Wish me luck! I'm already a fb fan. ;)

chandlerguera said...

Cute Easter chick! I love nesting and do this by cooking and cleaning.
I love following your blog, am a facebook fan and am going to tweet it right now!

ample said...

Sewing (just started making sock monkies!), cross-stitch, and baking. :)

Near said...

My favorite homesteading activity is sipping a glass of wine on the patio while watching birds at the feeders. Bliss. Bitterwaterbreeze.

giddy99 said...

My favorites would be cooking, baking and CANNING (making my own jams & jellies)! And embroidery, too!

I already follow your blog, but I don't Twitter or Facebook anymore.

Elysia said...

Aw this chick is so cool and she would love my mexican kitty Earl! I am already following your blog..

As for homesteading, I love new projects if it's cooking, juicing, drinking and eating such goodness, and recently got a sewing machine to have some fun with:)

Zombie Queen said...

Oh! I love Fiona!!

As for homesteading activities, I enjoy knitting, spinning yarn, embroidery, cross stitch, sew, bake and make my own herbal remedies.

Zombie Queen said...

I follow your blog :)

Zombie Queen said...

I'm a fan on facebook :)

Pili said...

Leila! Such a cute chickie!!
I've been rather unmotivated for any homesteading activity, but my favourite always remains baking cupcakes! Even if after making them I feel too full to eat them!

The Krafty Cupcake said...

My favourite homesteading activity has to be baking cupcakes! I love it and am lucky enough for it to be my 'job' I also love sewing (on an equal par)

I am already a follower of your lovely blog and will tweet about this today. I am also a follower on Facebook. Thank you Sue x

Jingle said...

I like to bake! Cupcakes are my favorite!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

The Virgin Rose said...

Of course I would love to enter your competition! and what a sweet chicken she is! :)
Activities I love are making my crafts, painting, fixing things and baking chocolate chip muffins!! :0)
x

JenniferKonig said...

Oh my goodness, you have a blog too. Well count me in!!

The Krafty Cupcake said...

I have awarded you with a 'Stylish Blogger Award'. Check out the link for further info. http://thekraftycupcake.blogspot.com/2011/03/award-for-me.html

Amber said...

Gardening is my favorite homesteading activity!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Aimee said...

My favorite homesteading activity is knitting, followed by bread-baking, gardening, and composting!

aimee_johnson at mcad dot edu

polly said...

i love to bake and love counted cross stitch.
pkeintz@gmail.com

polly said...

follow gfc
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Ria said...

I love baking and adding my own touch to traditional recipies. I also try and sew. I'm self taught so I'm still learning the ways.

ps those are the cutest cookie cutters I've ever seen <3

Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

CHONG said...

My favorite homesteading activity is baking ! :D

celine_qm(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ph

Marija said...

Gardening and baking are my favorites! Speaking of baking, I'm seriously in love with the gnome cookie cutter :)

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following you via GFC

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

gustosa giveaways said...

baking and making hair bows are my favorite homesteading.
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gustosa giveaways said...

gfc follower
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mvegan said...

I love making recycled material jewelry and vegan cookies/cake :)

Abigail said...

I love baking, gardening, knitting, cocheting... My favorite thing to bake is banana bread. Best ever!
abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Alessia said...

My favorite homesteading activities are cooking, gardening, cosmetic making...when I am able to do them! :)I also love to make candles! :)

alessia
alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...

I follow your blog via GFC. I'm Alessia


alelale at live dot com

beautycareme said...

i love to cook and bake, cute giveaway!

imasupergirl said...

I love cooking, especially chocolate based deserts.

alex_sup3rgirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

imasupergirl said...

Following via GFC: Alexandra Andrei

imasupergirl said...

FB fan: Alexandra Andrei

Kathy Detweiler said...

I love to bake homemade bread and not with a bread machine either. I have several great recipes,but my husband's favorite is mt Honey Buttermilk bread
kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Kathy Detweiler said...

Following your blog on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

Kathy Detweiler said...

I'm a fan a fan of Illustrated Ink on Facebook.
Facebook name Kathy Detweiler

Kathy Detweiler said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/kdet62/status/54716951666241536

ArtsyChaos said...

I'm a seamstress, family historian, wanna-be gardener and cook out of necessity. :)

What a cute little chickie! My kids would especially love the squirrel cookie cutter as their favorite thing to do is go around screaming "squirrel!".

hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

Following with GFC as ArtsyChaos.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I like Illustrated Ink on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/ArtsyChaos/status/54728372529537024

hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Jacqueline said...

love gardening jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i already follow jmmccarr@gmail.com

International Giveaways said...

*-- Not an entry --*
Hi!

Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

Here's the direct link:

http://www.internationalgiveaways.com/2011/04/hand-painted-ceramic-chick-and-cookie.html

If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

Thanks,

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

oksana said...

My favorite homesteading activity is decorating and making my home look cosy and sweet!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following your blog! (ksyshenka)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I am already your Fan on FB:

(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/54811119658868736

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Samantha Oh said...

I love diys
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Samantha Oh said...

i follow you now
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caty said...

I love cosmetic make at home
i love created with photoshop
email maison-@hotmail.it

caty said...

I'm follower google
nick catymariposina
email maison-@hotmail.it

caty said...

I'm fan on facebook
nome facebook
: caterina Luci
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caty said...

post on twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/mariposinacate/status/55569033256374272
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caty said...

Post giveaway on my blog
http://papaverierose.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway_2145.html
email maison-@hotmail.it

Ashley Ann said...

My favorite homesteading activity is baking! I love sewing, but I haven't used it much as a homesteading activity- more of a personal accessory activity. I do have several home projects on my to do list. :D

Ashley Ann said...

I follow your blog!

Klemm Family said...

Hmmm, favorite activities would be in this order: baking, sewing, cooking. Hubby does the gardening. And I am accumulating items needed to start making my own soap!
skklemm at gmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

Gardening for sure! And spring is upon us so it's almost time!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I like you on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

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coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/55725032135073792

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Ingrid said...

I love sewing! :D And I've been meaning to get into crochet too... but I've done nothing serious yet.

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

I follow your blog!

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

I'm a FB fan as Andreia Sousa.

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/my_wunderkammer/status/55764445766492161
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

Blogged: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110406_10.html
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TigerLily said...

i like cooking & baking, of course! Because i've been wanting to learn my ways on some good home cooking meals ;)


yuri.kristi at gmail.com

Kat said...

Wow, great site! I hope I win because this is an awesome giveaway.
fastkat at gmail dot com

Kat said...

I'm a facebook fan. (katrina fries)
faskat at gmail dot com

Kat said...

I forgot to add in my first post that I love baking, especially for my grandson.

My Petticoat is Showing said...

I love the chicks and the comments are hilarious. I live in Tomball and love keeping Austin Weird. My future retirement rests somewhere off Mopac! I am learning to sew and am a newbie but really anxious to do some upcycle furniture. Keep learning, I am! Adding you to favorites! Peace.

elaine r said...

I'm waiting impatiently for spring and time to plant veggies and flowers-my favorite homestead activity.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Bree said...

I love baking and cooking.

Bree said...

GFC follower

Lola G said...

I really like to bake!
lkgreene05(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lola G said...

I follow you on GFC- Lola G
lkgreene05(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah said...

They're gorgeous!

I sew. A lot. Probably too much, actually! This year my aim is to not buy any new store-bought clothes.

Sara said...

I am now following your blog! WHAT AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY! I hope I win :D

Gianna said...

I love to cook/bake :)

Gianna said...

Now following GFC.

Ista said...

I love crocheting and cooking. Those are my fav activities around the house:)). :)

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