Monday, June 20, 2011

A Summer Crocheted Sunhat - Low Entry Giveaway Ending Soon

Living in hot hot Texas, we have lots of hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. So, it only makes sense for me to stock up for my daughter too! Along with hats for children and adults, Tess also offers crocheted newborn cocoons, scarves, dresses, and tops in her Etsy store, Trendymates.




Here is some info about Tess:
     "I fell in love with the art of crochet sitting at the foot of my grandmother over 37 years ago. At only 4 years of age, instead of joining my friends outside in play, or for a tea party, I'd sit, watch, and ultimately insist that she teach me. Watching her intricate stitches, as she made priceless items for my Trousseau, I was intrigued at how a piece of thin cotton could be turned into a beautiful piece of art. Using a size 1.5 metal hook, and cotton thread from Greece, I learned how to combine the classical stitches, twisting them and changing them around to create doilies for our home. Funny thing is, I never used a pattern or knew the names of the stitches I was making, nor did my grandmother. It was an art passed down from generation to generation. I found that I could take this archetypal art form and put a stylish new spin on it, combining the traditional appearance of crochet with looks that are usually only seen in knitting. I love the idea of my crochet taking me to levels of artistic expression I had never dreamed of finding in a doily. In fact, one of my goals is to ultimately publish a pattern book of my creations.
     I'd like to think that my style is simple, elegant, sleek, chic, and "classical with a twist". I prefer to use superior yarns and take time to search them out and import them from Australia, and Europe. When I can I prefer to use material that is sustainable or recycled. In addition to thoroughly enjoying creating items with yarn, I truly enjoy teaching the art of crochet as a volunteer in neighborhood schools where both students and parents can participate! Seeing their joy as they learn each stitch brings me back to the time I shared with my grandmother...I now know the joy she felt as well."



This hand-crocheted sunhat made by Tess is soft, yet airy. I asked Tess for a yellow one, since we already have a (surprise surprise) pink hat. I love the cute little flower and ribbon accents, and it fits my daughter perfectly:




Tess is offering a made-to-order crocheted cocoon as a giveaway. This is an awesome giveaway, since her cocoons retail for $50, and you can choose your own colors!

Mandatory Entry:
1) follow my blog
2) go to Tess's Etsy store "
Trendymates"and comment about your favorite item

Extra Entries:
1) like my fanpage "
AnnelynDesigns"
2) go to my etsy store "AnnelynDesigns" and comment about your favorite item
3) create a treasury including an item from "
Trendymates"
4) create a treasury including an item from "
AnnelynDesigns"
5) go to one of my sponsor's stores (buttons on the left hand column) and tell me your favorite item

I will choose a winner in Wednesday, June 29 via random.org.

69 comments:

Connie said...

I'm a google friend connect follower
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Connie said...

I love the Summer Toddler Garden Sun Hat--Toddler, child. That is adorable!
Connie
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zoe hunter lee said...

I am a new follower

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zoe hunter lee said...

Love the homespun glamour shell wrap:

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zoe hunter lee said...

I like Annelyn Designs on facebook

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zoe hunter lee said...

Annie-Clips "Blue Polka" - toy, pacifier, and mitten clips, name tag, keychain from your store...
love the colors :)

and my daughters name is Ana :))

zoe hunter lee said...

Love the damask wrappers from for the love of a cupcake...yummm

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75652647/creamy-damask-cupcake-wrappers-12

CentsLessDeals said...

I'm a new fan from the blog hop and new follower via GFC. I would love it if you would follow me back!

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Thanks!

~JB

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I follow you via GFC. I like the Summer Toddler Garden Jacket at the etsy shop.
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Perhaps my 2nd mandatory comment here should have said I like the Summer Toddler garden Jacket.
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

At your etsy shop I like the My First Apron - "Ladybug" child apron or artist smock with flower and butterfly appliques.
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Sara said...

New follower from the TGIF Hop :)

Rachel said...

I like the toddler pink hat

Rachel said...

I like the zebra my first apron

rj7777 said...

GFC follower of your blog. rjspratlen Rita Spratlen
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rj7777 said...

I visited Trendymates and I liked the touch of sage halter top as my favorite item. Very stylish. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

rj7777 said...

i like your facebook page. Rita Spratlen
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rj7777 said...

I went to your shop and I also like the Noah's ark nursery painting. Very nice! Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

rj7777 said...

I visited Absolute Delights and I would choose the cocoon with hat made to order as my favorite. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

Nikki Cole said...

I like the garden jacket

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kimberly said...

I love the little Let the Sun Shine hat - adorable!

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kimberly said...

The hot pink polka apron is so cute!

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kimberly said...

I like the desert themed wash cloths from Heritage Knitting.

~SALLY~ said...

I am a GFC follower

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~SALLY~ said...

I LOVE the Summer Toddler Garden Jacket in the colors shown. Wow...stunning!

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~SALLY~ said...

I visited your Etsy Store and LOVE the Car Pouch "June".

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~SALLY~ said...

I visited the Petunia & Ivy store and LOVE the Baby Boy Owl Hat! HA! So Cute! :)

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Ronda said...

I follow you with GFC.

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Ronda said...

I love the Summer Toddler or Child Garden Party Dress, very cute.

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Gerri said...

I follow you on GFC

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Gerri said...

I just adore the pink Let the Sun Shine Infant Summer Sun Hat its way to cute
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Gerri said...

I like you fan page Annelyn Designs

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Gerri said...

I love the hanging stork pod on Petunia and Ivy

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Tirabaralla said...

Hello, I am a follower of your blog via GFC and my fave item in the Trendymates store is this very pretty dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46590217/summer-toddler-or-child-garden-party

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Tirabaralla said...

Ilike AnnelynDesigns on Facebook, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

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Tirabaralla said...

In your Etsy store right now the Zebra Painting is my fave item :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63447906/zebra-acrylic-nursery-painting-yoshi

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Tirabaralla said...

I love this pretties: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74825024/alice-in-wonderland-distressedvintage in the ForLoveOfACupCake Etsy store :)

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dailymom said...

I follow you via gfc and I really like the garden party dress, very cute, but I am also loving the sun hat!
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dailymom said...

I like you on facebook heidi reall daily
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dailymom said...

My favorite item on your etsy store is either the my first backpack or the pink child's apron, both very cute. Love the ladybug mitten clips too!
heididaily at gmail dot com

jakell said...

Follow you via GFC
The summer toddler garden jacket is sooooo cute..pink with the lining and rosettes..love it!

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jakell said...

like "AnnelynDesigns" fan page
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jakell said...

sponsor's store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/petuniaandivy# Petunia & Ivy..love the
Baby Blue and Chocolate Brown Elf Hat

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70068486/baby-blue-and-chocolate-brown-elf-hat

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jakell said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67140534/portable-handmade-baby-wipe-case-with
I love this portable handmade baby wipe case with strap handle - Wipe Pouch "Tranquil" on your Etsy site. Super cute!

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Jaelynnie Badinnie said...

I am follow you via GFC. I love this one!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68426180/let-the-sun-shine-infant-summer-sun-hat

Jaelynnie Badinnie said...

I am a fan on facebook

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Jaelynnie Badinnie said...

I love the pacifier clips from your etsy store!

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Diana said...

I follow on gFC and love the toddler summer jacket
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Diana said...

I like you on fb
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Kimberly said...

I follow your blog. I like the Summer Toddler Garden Jacket. The colors and shape are very chic.
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debbielynne said...

I'm following thru networked blogs.

debbielynne said...

I like the stole - it's beautiful!

debbielynne said...

I like the playfood on Absolute Delights.

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R said...

i followed on gfc
and i love the toddler dress
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R said...

i like your fanpage
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R said...

i like your mommys little helper apron
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jadavis said...

I follow your blog! (jadavis42)
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Raggedy Baby said...

gfc follower
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Raggedy Baby said...

LOVE her stuff! I love this the most :) :)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46590217/summer-toddler-or-child-garden-party
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Raggedy Baby said...

FB fan as jessie jones mayer
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Raggedy Baby said...

I visited your shop, hearted it and hearted my favorite item-(everything is adorable! hard to choose just one!!!)
I LOVE this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63897112/baby-giraffe-acrylic-nursery-painting

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Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).
This Little Light of Mine Hooded, Newborn, Infant Cocoon / Car Seat / Stroller Snuggle Cover-up.

Gianna said...

My First Backpack "Spring Garden"

AnnelynDesigns said...

Congrats to Diana!

R said...

i like the Bartholomew the Red Heeled Sock Monkey
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R said...

follow blog gfc via ronda sieg
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R said...

i like you on fb via ronda siegler
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R said...

i like the mommys big helper apron
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