ThistleDew Farm

ThistleDew Farm
Established 2009

Monday, November 3, 2008

ThistleDew Farm Giveaway!

I am so inspired by the giveaways that I am going to join in the fun. Here's my idea.

You design your own hat! I make it - you wear it....
To enter: you will get an entry for commenting on my November 3rd post. Another entry for posting a link on your site to my giveaway. And TEN entries if I make a hat you inspired and it sells at my craft show next weekend. You'll get another entry if I can make your hat from my immense yarn stash... Please be specific when describing the hat you'd like. Include style, fibers, textures, and color. I will take pictures/post the fiber suggestions you make if I can pull them from my yarn stash....If you win, you must send me a picture of you in my hat and I'll post it on my site!

Remember your suggestion is my starting point - being an Artist - you know how that's pronounced Are Tist....I can take creative license with your idea...remember I said if you "inspire" a hat - then you'll get the credit. Also I'll try and reproduce what you had in mind for a hat but I can't be accountable for disappointment if I was inspired a totally different avenue than you felt ----what am I talking about - I will fix it until you are happy! What I will do if you win, is make your hat and post it on the site - if you like it, I'll mail it to you....if you don't, you can make suggestions for corrections and I'll work on it and then post it again....we'll keep going until you're happy, or I'm exhausted...whichever comes first.

Here's some hints to get you thinking...
Wednesday Oct 29th I had a post titled Color Wheel. It included some ideas about color combinations....I'll try and put up a few pictures of some wild hats I've done and see if that inspires you....P.S. the alpaca with parrot trim hat pictured on the Color Wheel posting sold at the craft fair last weekend as well as the Yak one I posted earlier in the month....

I made about seven hats this weekend and have so many color/fiber combo's lined up in my little head, I don't think I'll get them all done - don't worry if you come up with something cool, I'll drop everything and make it so you have a chance to win the 10 extra entries. I'm hoping if you suggest it, I build it, they will come!!!!....at last I'm in a creative spell...maybe I'll keep crocheting over the winter before another craft skill robs my crochet chi...

18 comments:

Lisa said...

I used to crochet all the time when I was younger now I haven't touched a hook in many years. I should look up a pattern for a hat and make us some with our left over yarn. It's just not doing any one any good sitting in the closet still in the wrapper. My favorite type of hat would be something in natural colors with tans, greens and what ever else goes with them. something with ear flaps and a tie for when it's really cold. My ears always freeze. I'd love to see some of your hats maybe you should make a collage of photos of them and post it on your blog.

Mildred said...

Oh, I love this! My unusual color combo suggestion was inspired by a Hull vase - peachy-pink, light aqua, buttery yellow. My grandma crocheted a hat for me when I was young that had a little brim that turned back, and the yarn was feathery soft.

The Ranch said...

I have any "Auntie" Toni who knits things like you craft your hats! I let her know what I have an idea from an from there, she alwasy delights!!
She has made me two hats I LOVED! One I still have and one my youngest son wore until it wore out! The first is called a "Dubblamuska"...I don't know if I speeled that right so I will put an pic on my sight later today. It is REALLY long so that you can rollit into a bis brim in order to keep your ears extra warm. She made it out of yarn she had left over so it is in greys, kinda a dark mauve and black....I would like to see it in lots of shimmery rainbow colors...WOW!
The hat by boy upsconded with was more like a Mongolian or maybe it was Andes mountain hat with ear coverings and she made it out of silk remnants she had of blues, reds, yellows...just gorgeous. Iwill try to fins a pic or two of them and post them later...gotta do chores and go to Doc for a cardio checkup....thanks for being a friend!

GNG Girl said...

Oh goody, what a cool idea!
I have to go make cuppycakes at the shoppe but when I get home later I'll post again!!!
I'll be thinking about this all day!!!
Have an awesome Monday!!!
I'm sending you a cupcake in spirit! :)
xoxoL~

Thistledew Farm said...

oooo gng chickie - I love white cupcakes with just a tiny bit of frosting or cherry chip with no frosting - I'm eating one of each, I didn't think you'd mind if I had seconds of my virtual cup cake! Thanks - I look forward to your inspired decision - I have made a few hats that I thought looked like a cupcake - I'll have to post one!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What a neat idea~:)
I've actually came over to answer your question about glittering on live pumpkins...I know you can but wonder if you might have to spray paint them first??? I'm not 100% sure! (I know I'm a BIG help!) :)

Maybe you could try glittering a real small one first-I'd make sure it was really dry before you applied the glue. Let me know how it turns out~
Robin

TattingChic said...

Oh, oh, I know...make my hat to look like a THISTLE! LOL! It could be thistle green with some sort of "Thistlely" looking pom pom (purple of course)sticking up from the top...wouldn't that be SOOOOO cute???

Thistledew Farm said...

Tatting Chic - you are bucking to be the winner by appealing to my vanity! I think I could do a thistle - that is a challenge!!!!! I don't think it would sell at a craft fair - although I've made some pretty weird custom orders....Remember, if you win, you have to wear it and have the picture posted on the blog!!!!!

Debra said...

What a great giveaway! I think a lavender & violet combo would be just what I need! With earflaps & ties that go under the chin- maybe a tassel on the top!
BTW I would love to team up with you for the crochet/soapstones!

*hannah* said...

Not sure about the colors, but I love the hats that the brim sort of rolls up all the way around. Not sure what they are called. Great giveaway.
Teresa

Susie said...

I think I would like to see just a simple little cap with a roll up brim. On the brim maybe a daisy or two would be cute.(Or any kind of flower). Then maybe a tassel of flowers cascading from the top. I like oranges/browns/yellows together.
What a cute idea for a giveaway!

Darlene said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your recipe of the day sounds wonderful!

Amy said...

Very creative giveaway Melissa! I used to have a hat that was crocheted with raffia--of course that's for summer and won't keep your head warm! I love those cloche hats--like the one the girl in Terri's pic is wearing! Pink and brown is always nice....And would go with my complextion :)

marmee said...

this is so interesting. susie pointed you out and i find this fascinating. i love jewel tones, like purple, deep red, teal, brown or black and ivory mixed. have you heard of the snoods? it is cap but sits at the back of your head and very droopy, very cute! like a mix between a traditional cap and a beret. there is no brim though. see if that gets your creative juices flowing. thanks, can't wait to hear.
marmee @ thingsilove-marmee

Daisy said...

Hi! This is my first time here. I'm over from Susie's blog! Love your hats. You are very creative and talented. I would love to see an all black hat in a loose stitch shaped something like the aqua and teal one in your Nov. 4 post with one or two very, very small daisies on it (because my name is Daisy!) in traditional yellow center and white petal fashion. No brim and no ear flaps, just an easy to pull on hat. Such a fun idea for a contest. :D

Janellybelly said...

Hi Terri
Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway too. I just love the combination of chocolate and soft pink, it reminds me of Strawberry Cream Cadbury Roses chocolates :)
Blessings
Janelle xx

DarlingAlana said...

Thanks for the heads up for this giveaway. Although, I couldn't tell you what I liked in a hat to save my life, so I think I'll sit back and watch this one unfold. Should you have a problem picking out a color for one, my vote goes towards light pink! You really make some gorgeous hats, I love how they all seem so different from one another!

Janellybelly said...

Hi Melissa
Sorry for calling you Terri in my last comment, she was the one who sent me to you giveaway & I got a little confused :)
Blessings
Janelle xx