Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blogiversary: Wattlebird

This giveaway is now closed

HOWDY! Everyone! It's almost the end of my work day for this lovely Wednesday, so I wanted to get in another fantastic giveaway for you!

My fellow Michiganer here Anne Pilon of Wattlebird who is not only a talented knitter, she also designs banners for blogs and etsy stores. WOW! Let's find out a bit more about her shall we?

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Annie, and I’m a writer/designer living in Southeast Michigan. I love
knitting, animals, and anything nerdy.

2. What got you started with your craft
I’ve been crafting since I can remember. It’s always been my favorite thing to do. I
opened my Etsy shop over a year ago, because I simply had too much stuff that I had
made and I needed to get rid of it (haha). As far as designing blogs, I’ve been doing that
officially for a couple of months. I got into it because I was always redesigning my own
blog and really enjoyed it. Then I had a few blog friends ask me for help and the rest is

3. What inspires you
Oh boy – everything! I don’t think there’s just one answer to this question. If you just
keep your eyes open, inspiration finds you everywhere.

4. Is your craft full-time or part-time
Full-time, sort of. My full time job is a mixture of freelance projects, and though some
are less creative than others, they all deal with writing/design/craft.

5. What do you love most about your crafts?
It’s something that’s totally mine. When you create something from scratch, it’s just
amazing. I also love that I’ve been able to mold it into a business that’s now a pretty
significant part of my job.

6. When did you start crafting
In the womb, maybe? I really don’t remember.

7. If you’re not crafting what else are you doing?
Writing, probably. I don’t do much besides work these days, because I really love what I
do. I also watch a lot of movies (while working, usually).

8. Why do you craft
Because I love it. It’s so much fun.

9. Coffee or tea
Can I have both?? I guess if I had to choose one, coffee. But I really do love tea.

10. Favorite color and why
Yellow, definitely. It’s so bright and happy.

You can see more of Anne at her blog Wattlebird
So Anne is so wonderfully offering to giveaway a banner design for either your blog or etsy shop. Very exciting. Check out her works here!

How to Enter (One entry per each comment)
1. You must a a follower of my blog. (Mandatory) and leave a comment.
2. Go to wattlebird, come back and comment on your favorite item.
3. Follow @sewewenique and @AnnieHP on twitter-leave a comment saying so.
4. Tweet about this giveaway, don't forget to mention @sewewenique and @AnnieHP , and comment that you did so.
-you can use this
Check out @sewewenique blogiversary and win a banner design by @AnnieHP at

WOW, that's up to four chances to win!

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadians only. Giveaway will be open till Wednesday, May 25 at 5pm est.
I will announce the winner Thursday May 26 and you will have 24 hours to get in-touch with me so that I can pass along the information to Anne.

Good Luck Everyone!


Midge said...

Yay, I could really use help for my blog!

Midge said...

I love Wattlebird's sock monkey hat!

star4227 said...

My Etsy could use a new banner for sure!

star4227 said...

The Lenny the Dinosaur Hat is beyond adorable!

star4227 said...

I'm following you both from @along_the_path !

BetterSaveThanSorry said...

Just started following you (the name I'm following you under is Laura Heinsch)! So glad you made a comment on my blog about this giveaway. I could really use this prize! :)

BetterSaveThanSorry said...

I love the brown bow hat. It's so unique and adorable. A piece that one would get a lot of compliments with!

BetterSaveThanSorry said...

I am following Annie HP and sewewenique on Twitter (under the name bettersave).

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

blog follower!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Love the reversible tote in raspberry & chocolate birds!

Dani said...

Oh my gosh, the banner on my Etsy page is terrible.

I follow your blog!

Dani said...

I love her knitting tote!