Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Want It - Sky Blue Eco Headband

Ever since I cut my hair and had the brilliant idea of getting long side bangs, I've learned that I don't like my hair poking me in the eyes and falling in my face while I am working. What's the best way to avoid that? Headbands!! Check out this super cute and eco-friendly headband by Jaydemia:

If you like what you see in Jaydemia's shop, don't forget to check out her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Plush Octopus Giveaway - Closed!

The giveaway has ended! Thanks to everyone who entered!

I've been debating doing a blog giveaway for the longest time, but couldn't decide what the prize would be. I love making plush animals and the animal that is the most fun to make is an octopus - they are cute and friendly and they have 8 legs! What could be more fun?!?

Anyway, this giveaway is for one blue plush octopus hand crocheted by me using 100% acrylic yarn and stuffed is hypoallergenic polyester filling. This little guy measures 4 inches tall with 4 inch long tentacles. His eyes and face are hand sewn making him absolutely adorable and safe for children of every age. I will also include a hand crocheted 100% cotton washcloth, dish cloth and pair of face scrubbers in surprise colors!

How can you win this fabulous prize? Simple! The first step is to visit my Etsy shop and come back here and leave a comment telling me which item is your favorite. (this step is mandatory)

Here are some optional things you can do for extra entries, each one gets you one entry and you must leave a separate comment for each one.

1) Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect
2) Heart my Etsy shop
3) Heart any item in my Etsy shop and include which item you've hearted in the comment
4) Follow me on Twitter
5) Like my Facebook page
6) Tweet about the giveaway and post a link to the tweet in the comment. (can be done daily)
Plush octopus #giveaway by @madebymelissa, get up to 13 entries!, ends 11/7
7) Post a link to the giveaway on Facebook and tag my Facebook page.
8) Write about the giveaway in your blog, include a link to the blog post in your comment.

For an extra FIVE entries, make a purchase from my Etsy shop between now and midnight on November 7. Come back here and tell everyone what you bought! (note, you must leave 5 separate comments)

Contest ends on midnight, Monday, November 7. Please be sure that you include a way for me to contact you if you've won (email, Etsy shop, Twitter, etc). The winner will have 48 hours to reply and send me their mailing address. I will ship to anywhere in the world!

Just a note, comments need to be approved before they post publicly on the blog, I will be checking in daily to read and approve comments, just because you don't see it publish, it doesn't mean that it didn't go through!

Good luck!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I want it - Golden Citrine Fine Silver Earrings

I love New Hope Beading! I have a custom mother's peapod necklace and gorgeous freshwater pearl earrings from her shop. Now I'd love to add these Golden Citrine Fine Silver Earrings to my jewelry box!

After you check out the New Hope Beading's Etsy shop, hop on over to the Facebook fan page, and let her know that Made By Melissa sent you!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fabulous Friday Follow!

This is my first time joining the Fabulous Friday Follow hosted by Nimbler Grove, its a great way to meet new bloggers and get some new followers on your blog!

Just follow the first blogs 1-3! (Your Hosts) Then hop to any other blog(s) you wish!!

Grab the "Fabulous Friday Follow" button and link it to a post about this hop. Make sure to leave us all a comment if your a new follower so we can be sure to follow you back. We also love getting those "just because" comments too!!

The only thing we ask is that you link up ONLY your blog (once) no giveaways, twitter or FB links please. You're more than welcome to link your blog hop, if you have one!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Fun

It's almost time for Halloween! This is the first year that my little guy "gets" it, so he picked out his own costume this year! My little man will be Batman, the main question is - will he actually wear the mask/hood? Time will tell...

There is still time to order some fun Halloween accessories from my shop, I have cute pendants and an adorable Halloween star baby blanket.

And wouldn't Abbie be an adorable Halloween surprise for the little ones (like my son) who don't eat candy?!?

Have a happy and safe Halloween!