Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giveaway the First

Well now, look at this. Looky here. My goodness me, this is very interesting. I wonder what's in this box?

Could this be ... a giveaway box?

Why yes, I believe it IS! It is a giveaway box!!

Thank you Fatpuss, for helping to illustrate how fantastic the surprise box is for the giveaway. Isn't he lovely, ladies and gentlemen? The inside of that box is clearly very captivating.

Today's super-duper incredible giveaway marks my one-hundred-and-oneth post. And it's because of you, lovely readers, that I have gotten this far. So the giveaway is my thank you to YOU for your support and encouragement, and for all of your fabulous crafty comments which I love to read.

As to what goes IN the mystery box ... well, you'll have to wait and see. But let me think ... hmm, I think it'll have to work the "hundred and one" theme.

So, it could be any one of the following things, for example .... how to choose, how to choose ....
  • a hundred and one very small dalmations
  • a jar of hundreds and thousands
  • a hundred and one buttons
  • a hundred-and-one year old granny to knit you 101 granny squares
  • notes to my Philosophy 101 class from university
  • a hundred and one secret recipes
Or it could also end up being a lazy puss who weighs about a hundred and one kilos that did not get out of the way in time before the lid was closed.

There are two ways you can enter this amazingly fantastic giveaway (and who doesn't need a hundred and one new dalmations in their life, honestly??!)

1. If you're an occasional reader or lurker, all you have to do to enter is join up as a new Follower. Simple! I have plans for world domination, you know, and I'm sure I will only manage to get there with a hefty dose of your support, spirit and enthusiasm.

2. And if you're already one of my immensely talented and wonderful followers - and I treasure and adore you if you are - you can also enter by leaving a comment on this post, or blogging about the giveaway yourself and linking back here (and letting me know via the comments section).

And that's it - enter in one of those two ways, and straightaway you're in the running to win a whole pile of wonderful. How easy is that!

The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday 23 May, by a panel of eminently experienced and impartial judges. Okay, they're the furry babies. But you couldn't ask for a more honest judge than one who works for chompies alone, even if they *are* diet ones - right Fatpuss?

Hurrah! I love surprises, don't you?

54 comments:

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Ooooh a suprise. I like it. I would love to see what's inside.

CurlyPops said...

WooHoo! Congrats on reaching 101 posts. I would like to win the 101 year old granny to make me 101 granny squares because I can't crochet!

Jenaveve said...

Hell yeah! Love surprises.

Happy 101-th - and if I win and it does turn out to be Fatpuss in there, I may have to send him back because I'm allergic to cats. :)

bubbachenille said...

Happy 101 ! Big achievement!

Cravings Frocks said...

Well done on so much blogging!

I'm already a follower so I've done a post mentioning your giveaway here: http://cravingsfrocks.blogspot.com/2009/05/crazy-about-giveaways.html

I'm also doing a giveaway this week - one of my W Class cushions!

My Black Cardigan said...

Congratulations for reaching 101 posts. Great idea for a giveaway... Everyone loves a good mystery!

(the Philosophy 101 class notes was my favourite example!)

Gina said...

You're not doing this as a sneaky way of ditching that lurid fabric are you?!
Count me in!

Finki (jay) said...

Who doesn't love a suprise, although fatpuss would get on smashingly with my miow, fathead. Not the most flattering or original name I know....but I loves her!

Christina Lowry said...

I am now a follower! :)

Christina Lowry said...

PS. And I have added a link to your giveaway on my blog. :)

beccasauras said...

I hope it's a box with 101 bits of cat fur in it teehee. Enter me so if I win, I can send you back pics of my cat going crazy sniffing the box. And I'm writing a post about you right now- did you say you'd give me 2 entries for that?

Vanessa said...

ok, I'm in - although if I get the fatpuss I may have to send him back because he might fight with MY fat one :)
But congrats on the 101 post - has been a pleasure and an honour!!
I want the buttons - cause I LOVE them and can never have enough!!!
Be good and congrats!
ness x

handmaiden said...

congrats on yr 101 blog post. count me in on the surprise

Christy said...

I have been following you ever since I stumbled on your site long ago!

Tania said...

Hey there, very pleased to have pootled by and delighted to do the Follow-y thing!

Brooke said...

A surprise box....both intriguing and scary! I'm in! :-)

Tam said...

Love the blog...am now a stalker oops I mean follower...surprise aye? how excitement!!

FBF said...

I just found your blog using StumbleUpon, and you seem completely awesome (planning world domination AND you sew cute owls) plus I'm intensely curious to find out what's inside the box. So I'm following you now! :)

Natalie said...

Oh I love surprises! Sign me up! I am a follower now!

amity ville boronia said...

Happy 101th! Is it ok if I just add you to my google reader? I don't really get done with "following" other blogs :)

urban craft said...

Giveaways are awesome but surprises are even more awesome. Very cool!

Taccolina said...

Hullo! If you put the cat in the box, my dog says he wants to win...
Tee hee hee. Actually, I think I have the world's only kelpie who's afraid of cats.
And it's really me who wants to win!

My Black Cardigan said...

Hello... I've added a link to your giveaway on my blog. But I didn't really want to because that means I'll have less chance to win...!!

cinzia said...

happy 100th post... I love the 100 surprises except for the dalmations... had one and he was just too silly for words or my sanity :)

Heather said...

mmmm...a mystery box for 101 blog entries. I'd love 101 of your fabric scraps to add to my quilt(s)but 101 coffee beans would also be great! Congrats on getting this far with your blog!

Bronwyn said...

Love an intrique!! Count me in!

REread said...

how cool ... Fatpuss is a cracker!!

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

Ooooooo I love a giveaway. 101 buttons would be nice to add to my collection...I think I have over 101 kilos throughout my house.

I am also having a giveaway...if you like buttons it might just be your thing!

Kyra said...

A Surprise, WooHoo! I joined as a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

klaudia said...

Congratulations on your **101** post!!!
Thank you for the giveaway! Surprise is the best "invention" ever! I dont think anything can beat the wonderfulness of "surprise"...so exciting!!!
...and I am a follower now:)

acardaday said...

congratulations on your 101th post! lovin' your blog and now, finally, I'm a follower (novaflitt).

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I hope its the granny! (But could she be kept in the box? We are a bit tight on bedroom space here).

Congratulations on 101 very entertaining posts. Your blog is always a good read :)

Valerie said...

I love surprises! I would love to be in your give away!

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

Count me in and congrats on the 101 posts!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Ahhhh! Fatpuss! My hero! We finally meet :-) What a pleasure! When i grow up, I want to be fat and furry just like you. xx

Justine said...

101 secret recipes sounds so delicious - but then - what to do, what to do? Sew or cook perhaps eat and sew would be the best option. What a weekend of bliss that would be.....

Mountaingirl said...

Okay... I thought that since we're already friends it wouldn't be fair for me to "enter" for the prize. I've had second thoughts. I want the surprise. I WANT it.

SoMH said...

Well I can't very well abstain after that, Mountaingirl, can I? However, I shall enter on behalf of the Sober Judge. How he loooooves to open a box and find things inside. And how happy he'd be to open a box and find Fatpuss inside! Go, Sober Judge!

mysterycreature said...

Congrats!

I'm a regular lurker (and I do comment!), so I'm now a follower!

Wagonwife Designs said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Love the helpful puss. congrats on your 101 blog.
Look forward to stopping back.

Tinniegirl said...

I'll take the 101kg cat in the box. Yippee!

Congrats on the big 101.

CabbageQuilts said...

Oooh I love boxes...with things in them!!! Thanks for the chance to win xo

Rose said...

I came across your blog from another and WOW... your craft work is amazing. I wish I could do half of what you do lol, I know it would make my mum happy too lol. Will be watching to see what you do next :)

Kylie said...

Yay! I love a good surprise. Just became a follower of your lovely blog. Maybe you'll end up with 101 followers? I'll cross my fingers for you. xx

2 Left Thumbs said...

Added you to my g-reader. I love surprises!

Di said...

Congratulations on reaching your 101st post! I'm following you now (so behave!) and would love to be entered in your surprise giveaway draw - I just love surprises (but I don't need another granny, thanks).

free indeed said...

First time here and I am now a follower. Am looking forward to new projects and ideas. Who can resist a surprise package? Certainly not me!

Laurel said...

instead of being a follower, i'm just going to subscribe via google reader - it has the same effect, but this way i can organize the blogs i read SO much easier... if that's not ok, i understand, but i am subscribing so i can see all your creativity!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Yes Please! Put me into your giveaway hat!

Jessica said...

Oooh - a surprise parcel, very exciting! To be honest I hope that Fatpuss is in there he looks like a real sweetheart :)

Please enter me if you are willing sending to send out to the UK.

Anna said...

You know, if it turns out that Fatpuss is in that box I would be DELIGHTED!! How much does he weigh? My boy is just - just! - under a stone (ie, about 13.5 pounds).

I think Fatpuss carries his weight with dignity and gravitas.

Also congratulations on the 101; I've been blogging sporadically for a few years now and I don't think I've hit that yet!

Sarah Seitz said...

a mystery box sounds delightful! count me in! thanks!

Angelia said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

BKelly said...

I found your blog through the giveaway, but I stay for the Fatpuss. What a cutie!