Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sweet Treat Giveaway For Blogtoberfest!

I'd love to do a giveaway for Blogtoberfest, I've been trying to come up with a giveaway that would suit most people, whether they are knitters, crafters - or not!

And so, this one is going to be short and sweet...quite literally!

I'm going to post a collection of store bought kiwi goodies to anywhere in the world for the winner of this giveaway. The winner is going to be selected by a random number generator and each post below with be allocated a number in the order of posting. Most people like sweet treats right?

All you have to do is leave a comment below!

Let me know anything, that you knit (and if you mention a pattern you'd like of mine - they're along the right hand side over there ------->  and your Ravelry user name then you might get a copy of that as well), where in the world you live, perhaps you're a New Zealander living somewhere else at the moment and you'd love a certain kiwi treat to arrive in your letterbox!

So, just a message of any description and you're in the draw! I'll close this off on the 30th of October and draw it on the 31st (to allow for time differences). It's open to kiwis as well! Anyone is welcome to enter, but entries are limited to one each please.

And because I don't have a specific picture of the sweet treats exactly that I'll be posting (I tried! Google images wasn't coming up with anything I wanted to slurp!) here's a little picture of my kids, baking some sweet treats of their own - courtesy of Rachel Brown Photography.

Thanks for coming by!

xx

Julia



39 comments:

  1. They all look so intent in what they are doing.
    So cute.

    (You do not have to enter me as I know shipping can be very expensive--I just wanted to note that these were great pics).

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    1. It's a giveaway! I'm happy to post anywhere :)

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  3. I especially love your Greyson pattern. Fabulously simple with the option to add a bit of golfing style - along with a new technique to try. Perhaps my Oliver will get this for next winter... Rav name raelne...

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  4. What great pics of your kids! I'm in Connecticut, USA - we're in the middle of fall here in New England, and the colder weather always makes me think sweets (and knitting!). My youngest turned three today, and his birthday sweater was a hotshot with the digger embellishment - he ADORED it. So cute and I loved knitting it! I really like your Greyson pattern, Calvin will definitely be getting one at some point (though it's hard to choose between that and Katniss, since I have two girls too!). I'm sarahglor on rav. :)

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  5. I love Greyson too, sewsable on Rav. Though the weather here is warming up nicely at the moment.

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  6. Hello, I live in the state of IL., USA. I love your Poplar scarf! It looks beautiful! Happy blogiversary! LynnIL on ravelry

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  7. Yum yum! What an incredibly generous and tasty way to celebrate Blogtober! I love Katniss, and with the cold setting in here in the UK I know my little one has her heart set on one so she can keep warm while fossicking! (Loula5 on rav)
    Thanks Julia! xx

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  8. Ooooooh - we love sweet treats in our house and I don't think I have had any from New Zealand before! I would love to be able to knit and crochet but I can't so I play with paper and fabric instead!

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  9. What a great idea. I have been trying to think of something that would appeal to all - sweet treats is a great idea.
    If I was lucky to win I would love a copy of Greyson. Baden starts Prep next year and I think that it would make a great boys school jumper. (oh and I'm mumsbusycrafting on Rav)

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  10. I'm a quilter and crocheter from England! New Zealand is top of my bucket list! My niece is living there at the moment and I have cousins there too!

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  11. What a lovely idea! I'd love to try some New Zealand treats :) I'm in Wales, UK.

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  12. Thank you so much for the chance for a giveaway! I love the Katniss pullover and the Poplar Scarf is beautiful. I don't knit, I attempt to crochet once in a while but I do quilt. I'm in Calgary, Canada and I found you via Blogtoberfest!

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  13. Me! Me! Pineapple lumps and Jaffas and toffee pops please!
    Love poplar the scarf :)
    Kiwi 12000 miles away...

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  14. I'm not entering the comp, but had to comment on how brave you are letting your kids wear their knits while baking! I insist on aprons and old clothes even for my big girls as they get that dirty! (And very gorgeous photos, wish I had a photographer friend too)

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    1. Oh Amber, they definitely do normally! But this was for a 'mum and me' shoot with Rachael Brown (you should check out her blog, she's running an amazing comp at the moment) and so I wanted nice pics and was prepared to wash jersey's afterwards. But it was just premade gingerbread and it was pretty dry, just a bit of flour around really :)

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  15. Sweet kiwi treats, eh? I'm down for that! :)

    Any idea when an adult sized Katniss may come along? I adore knitting your patterns and I need to knit something for my daughter...and me!

    Ravelry name: KnitQwit

    Your kids' pictures look absolutely idyllic. How do you manage to make kids look so peaceful? (Is it just that it's a still photo?? haha)

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    1. Adult Katniss *should* be ready for the Southern Hemisphere autumn next year...I'm putting off knitting it as I need to make myself one and I'm avoiding knitting it for the size I currently am, plus trying to work out how to make it work well with boobs, something I don't have to consider with my other patterns! And my kids are definitely NOT peaceful, except after 6:30pm when they are asleep. That's heavenly.

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  16. Hi I’m Cherie from Auckland (angelmusic on Ravelry). I’m a little obsessed with your designs and the only pattern of yours I don’t own is Greyson, which I love the look of but just haven't got around to purchasing yet. I’ve knitted Teacher’s Pet and Little Hoodlum and I can’t wait to knit Katniss for my little girl (just holding out to get the perfect yarn for it!)

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  17. My Kiwi friends always stock up on certain Kiwi chocolate bars whenever they go back home for a visit - they say that Mars Bars are nothing but a pale comparison to NZ Moro Bars.

    Hope you're enjoying Blogtoberfest so far x

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  18. Greetings from Malaysia :) I love Kiwis especially the Golden type :)
    Love all your beautiful pattern. :)

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway - I've never had any kiwi sweet treats.

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  20. Have jsut finished another one of your Katniss....for my friend Kirk's baby girl. I hope she gets some wear out of it in Melbourne! Liking the look of your Primrose!

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  21. I live in Indiana, USA and learning to knit is on my bucket list!

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  22. Greetings from Denmark. At the moment I'm knitting socks for my sister-in-law

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  23. Hmmm, sweet treats and gorgeous knitting patterns...what a lovely place to visit. I have most of your patterns- they are beautiful and I can't wait to knit the Greyson up for my sons. The Teacher's Pet is one pattern that I don't have (I am Taswege on Rav)if I would be so lucky to win.

    So glad that I found your blog.

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  24. It is so cold here today despite it being Spring, I have actually dug out the hot water bottles and turned the heaters on. All I can thing about is knitting :) I love your Hotshot and Greyson is gorgeous as well. (elflyn on Rav)
    So glad I found your blog, I plan to visit often.

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  25. i've tried knitting, but i just end up with the yarn too tight on the needles and you can't move it :p i think i will stick to crocheting lol

    i've been to new zealand, but it was only for a month, no where near enough time

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  26. I don't knit ( i did knit two jumpers as a child!) but i do like your poplar scarf. I am Sydney, Aus - so we are neighbours:) And i just love surprise treats!

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  27. Firstly, love the photo montage - great selection, I love the joyful creativity of it! Secondly... OMG.. fantastic boy patterns! Yay!!!! I have a son (toddler) & it drives me insane at the lack of fun boys clothes out there - that is why I'm son enamoured by your patterns (especially HotShot)! I'm CraftyRie on Rav.
    Cheers, Rie

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  28. how adorable your children are, such cute photos! i've really enjoyed looking through your patterns and how i wish i had a little one to knit for. i think the poplar scarf would work just beautifully though for gifts and me! thank you for offering this giveaway, i would love to win something from new zealand, one of the most stunning places on earth!
    i'm lorix5 on rav :)

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  29. How much fun :) Thanks for this opportunity, it is wonderful.
    I don't have any small ones any more so I think the poplar scarf would be absolutely wonderful.
    My Rav name is Marigoldsloft.
    Thanks again.
    x

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  30. How wonderful to come across another kiwi blogger! I am trying so hard to blog more often! I knit too - your patterns are wonderful. I have a birthed and sister living overseas who will never come back down under.... We send Kiwi goodies once a year at Christmas.

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  31. And that would be a brother and not a birthed!!!!

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    1. Hahahahhahaha! Damn you autocorrect!

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  32. I would love treats from NZ... and how come all the really nice knitting patterns for children come from NZ? Today is the first time I've seen your blog, but I have seen your Hotshot pattern on Ravelry many times. I guess that would be my favorite, it would look great on my boys, but seeing your other patterns now it is hard to decide. I am liberty5-3000 on Ravelry.

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  33. What a great giveaway...I'll put up my hand as having a sweet tooth! I am in the middle of knitting a cushion cover - the first knitted item in a few years I have to say.
    If my name is drawn, you won't have to post it all the way to Australia either - the man about the house is in NZ on a business trip - I'd sent him to collect those sweet treats!

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  34. Oops! Just realised this has closed! I'll go do a randomiser now!

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  35. thanks for sharing.

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