Friday, December 4, 2009

My Living Crafts Experience & a Giveaway


Baskets in progress

I am so excited to share something that is very special to me and dear to my heart. Many months ago I was fortunate enough to be involved in a project for Living Crafts magazine (You may remember me hinting to it quite a bit over the summer as my project took shape). This is one of my absolute favorite magazines, so to say that it was an honor to do this project would be a complete understatement. Honestly, I am still in shock over being part of such an inspiring magazine, surely I must be dreaming!



It was a group project compiled of creative women from all around the globe. We each created an ornament based on the German tradition of giving a newlywed couple a set of twelve ornaments, each representing a facet of a whole and nurturing home life. We had many different mediums to choose from but I decided to go with knitting, it's what I feel most 'at home' with.


Knitting apples

Although, I admit that I still feel like a beginner when it comes to knitting. I only learned 3 1/2 years ago when one of my dearest friends D'Anne taught me. I knitted on and off but didn't fully get into it until I became pregnant with C. Then I just suddenly felt the need to knit and haven't put the needles down since.


A rare glimpse of me knitting away

My biggest challenge was deciding on what symbol I wanted to use and how I would create it. I looked online for ideas and I came across the symbolism of fruit baskets.


A basket before the felting process

"Fruits, like plants, also convey positive feelings. Scriptures calls our virtues as fruits. We are asked to bear fruits which can be savoured by others to find happiness. In olden times, kings and nobles used to send fruits to others as symbols of friendship. Sending fruit baskets as gifts symbolises friendship and companionship."

That seemed like the perfect symbol for what this project was about so I went with that. I had quite a few mishaps in creating my pattern at first, and the girls had an endless supply of various failed prototypes. But in the end it all somehow came together.



What made my experience even more profound was the community that formed around this project. Even though we were thousands of miles apart I felt so close to everyone I worked with. We chatted daily bouncing ideas off one another, dealing with setbacks in our projects and/or even in our lives, and just getting to know one another. To have so much talent and creativity in one place was just awe-inspiring (Again, I squeak - How did I get to be a part of this?!).



I am happy to say our issue is out now! Much to my amazement my actual photographs were used in the article (Someone, seriously, pinch me now!!!). Due to size constraints there are only 5 of the 17 patterns printed within. The rest of the patterns are being revealed online in Living Crafts' craft room over the next couple of weeks leading to Christmas. My pattern is not up yet but I will let you know as soon as it is!



I don't think I will ever be able to forget this experience. Thank you, again, Fiona and everyone at Living Crafts for letting me be apart of this. Thank you to my wonderful community that I shared this experience with - you are all talented beyond words, and thank you to all of you that stop by my little blog leaving me words of encouragement and sharing your insights. I am so grateful for you all.



I couldn't think of anything better to share with you as a little token of my gratitude than something that means so much to me - one of my knitted baskets.
I wish I was able to knit one for each and every one of you but I hope you will accept this giveaway instead.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment. It's as simple as that! Now, if you want more than one chance to win all you need to do is post about this giveaway on your own blog and come back and leave another comment with the link. If you do that you get entered not once, not twice but three times! I will close comments on St. Lucia day - Sunday December 13th at 6pm PST and announce the randomly chosen winner the following day.

I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to sharing something so dear to me, with you.

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179 comments:

Tilly said...

That is so exciting!! You should feel so proud! I'm very excited for this giveaway, thank you for sharing!
~Mackenzie

Beth said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I adore Living Craft magazine and am asking for it for Christmas. I hope I win your beautiful little basket. Beth

Megan said...

These little baskets are just darling. How beautiful one would look on our tree! Thanks for the givaway!

eatmoresmores said...

What a beautiful basket you've made! I can see why it made the magazine. I don't knit (yet), but I am a huge fan of handmade. I would be honored to win your fruit basket.

Kimberley Lynch said...

Oh! I too just love love love Living Crafts and have made many projects from their pages...I would just love to win one of your beautiful baskets...and am eagerly awaiting the pattern online! Thank you Nicole for your inspiration.

Pia said...

Dear Nicole :)

I just love the ornaments!

Congratulations for being a part of Living Craft Experience. :)

As your blog is one of my favourite ones and I am here practically every day I will definitely post your blog on my blog as well. :) If you wish it would be an honour, if you could write a couple of words and you can tell more about you and the blog. I can even send you a few questions. I had that in mind for a few weeks and it might be the perfect time, also to include the news about give away. :)

xo

Mat. Emily said...

How sweet of you to do this giveaway! I've been waiting for this issue to come out:)

Linda said...

How absolutely stunning! I will definately blog about your giveaway! Congratulations for being included in such a superb publication such as Living Crafts :)(Oh, and yes please for the giveaway :)

Greyhaven Pines said...

Congratulations on being part of Living Crafts! That IS an awewome accomplishment.

Elizabeth
Greyhavenpinesrockies.blogspot.com

Sally said...

this is SO beautiful - I am so amazed at your skill after only 3 years! This blog has been such a joy to discover and read!

Grace said...

Congrats to you. This is a wonderful giveaway too. I've enjoyed reading your blog these last few months.

My Child's Diary said...

Such a beautiful ornaments! Thank you!

filz-t-raum.ch said...

oh, your fruitbasket is very nice!
i hope to win it....
i make a link on my blog, then a have a greater chance....
thank you!
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Kim said...

Thank you for the giveaway, your baskets are beautiful! I too love Living Crafts and just got a 2 year subscription. I can't wait to get the new issue!

Gen said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Linda said...

Hi Nicole, I have just blogged about your giveaway :) www.naturalsuburbia.blogspot.com

livingslowly said...

I hope they post the pattern soon! I would love to get one knitted for our tree. Congratulations again. And how cool that they used your photos!

Melanie said...

oh, nicole, so so very sweet!

Beth said...

Your tiny baskets of fruit are exquisite! I think you must have had a latent gift for knitting! Thank you for hosting such a lovely, sweet giveaway.

Pampered Mom said...

How exciting!

Willew said...

As beautiful as your ornament is, I think the sentiment behind it is even more beautiful. Congrats on a job well done!

Kimberley Lynch said...

http://following-our-bliss.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-great-giveaway.html

I linked to my blog too! Yahhoooo!

Jennifer said...

They are absolutely beautiful and congrats for having them featured in the magazine. Great job, and a great giveaway!

Angela Mobley said...

woo hoo! count me in! I will definitely link and be back! I am thinking of trying to submit a couple of ideas to Living Crafts...I hope I am able to. Beautiful work!

Laura said...

Oh, I am so excited for you! Cheers to many more recognitions of your talent! Thanks for the giveaway!!! :)

Melanie J. said...

So beautiful! I'd be honored to win this one...pls put my name in the hat. I'm looking for motivation to knit/make my own holiday decorations...will be looking for the mag this weekend.

Anita said...

Congrats on your knitting publication. I love the baskets, they are just so sweet.

Marina said...

Nicole, Thank you so much for sharing your experience "behind the scenes" of this project! You are incredibly gifted not just with your knitting, but also with your photography... OF COURSE they would use your photos!

(When I got my issue and saw your baskets, I was almost certain they had to be your photos! They were just so beautiful!)

I think you have already gifted all of us with your generosity in sharing your patterns and friendship!

<3, <3, <3
Marina

Amy said...

Congratulations! That is one of my favorite magazines too. Your baskets are really, really cute!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I've never read Living Craft magazine but it sounds wonderful and creative!

Your little baskets are adorable. I can't imagine knitting up all those tiny fruits... they look great!

Thanks for offering up something that means so much to you.

Kelly and Kelly said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is a great magazine and how cool to be a part of it.

*Michelle* said...

I was wondering how that project turned out. :) Glad you got over the bumps-- writing patterns is hard, isn't it?! I like the slip stitch pattern you settled on-- it's fun & looks more complicated than it is (ditto i-cord). Congratulations on your achievement. Very cute ornament!

healing hillary said...

i am so excited for you. perhaps through this lens you will begin to see your talent. i am with marina...of course they used your photo!

i love the baskets of fruit. you already knew that.

your friendship is truly special to me. in hopes of sharing your talents with more, i linked you up on my blog...
http://healinghillary.typepad.com/healing-hillary/2009/12/warmth.html

peace,
hillary

boatbaby said...

stunning! you deserve all the kudos in the world, you're very talented! And thank you for sharing the love with this live away!

S said...

Your fruit basket is beautiful and I love your idea for why you chose to use the fruit basket. What an honor for you to be included in the Living Crafts magazine as well! Congratulations!! -Susie

thalisa said...

Such a beautiful basket and pics! Thank you for posting them and sharing, they inspired me to start crafting again! We used to do crafts more often in our young years of Waldorf homeschooling. Now that my son is 15 and in high school, I have a bit less time but you inspired me to invite crafts back into our life!
Thanks
isabelle

TheSingingBird said...

These baskets are so lovely! I haven't had a chance to visit your blog lately, but I am not surprised that your photos are in the magazine because the quality of your photography is part of what draws me to your blog, as well as the beauty of your family's daily life.

Thank you so much for a chance at this sweet giveaway!
~Becky

Jessica said...

I enjoy this magazine a lot too! Kudos to your talent and sharing with us!

Mama Hatebear said...

You're an incredibly talnted person. Yikes! Just adorable!

littlepeepsmom said...

What a beautiful basket! I have been looking and looking locally for the mag-will have to order.

Thank you for sharing.

Hope said...

Congrats!!! You must feel so proud. I would love to win one of your beautiful little baskets, especially because I do not know how to knit myself (but want to learn SO badly!!!). Thanks for offering that to us.

Erin said...

I love the little basket you made. I also really like that quote about fruit, plants & baskets. Thanks for the giveaway :)

littlepeepsmom said...

I posted on my blog, but I have a problem.
http://littlepeepsmom.blogspot.com/2009/12/stuck-on-ornament.html

I am obsessed with these adorable baskets. DO you think between bedtime and midnight I can work up a dozen of these. Ah the wishful thinking of the sleep deprived mama. Maybe I can get one done for our tree.

wildviolets said...

Beautiful baskets, I just love them! Congratulations on having them in Living Craft Magazine, how wonderful!

Penny said...

Congratulations - the baskets are charming and beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

The basket turned out so beautifully, Nicole! What an exciting thing to be a part of! I would have been beside myself as well. :) You did such a fantastic job on your piece and I love all the other designs that were a part of that piece as well. Yay for Living Crafts. :)

Shanda said...

So exciting! I can't believe they used your actual photo. Congrats on being a photog as well. I would love you welcome your little basket onto my tree.

sarah said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! And I love the photo of you - you radiate such calm and peacefulness, just as your words do. How blessed your family is to have you as their mother. And how lucky we are to have you for webloggy inspiration.

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Some people are so amazingly talented. Your basket is wonderful and one day, when I grow up I'm gonna learn some of this stuff. So nice!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Your baskets are just so beautiful and the fact that you designed it is truly remarkable.
As part of the original farm playmat group with Living Crafts, I know the joy that is felt when seeing one's work actually printed in such a beautiful magazine.
Thank you for sharing one of your baskets with your blog readers.
Warm wishes.

Tiffany said...

I love your idea, the baskets are wonderful! You did a great job on them and the fruit. Congrats on being in such an awesome magazine!

kirschkernzeit said...

Really, a greta, great story! But don't be so amazed; you are INDEED a very talented women and for me it isn't a surpries at all, that they chose your pictures; ou make them so well! i enjoy your blog whenever I come by, it's always something dear and meaningful that simply charms me!
I didn't have the right moment to write something about your blog in mine, but I'm gonna do that soon, for it's really worth it!
Be blessed
bora from Switzerland

Adlerfam said...

Congratulations, Nicole. Those baskets are completely adorable. We are big fans of Living Crafts in this house.

Simple Mama said...

Nicole! those turned out so beautifully! I absolutely love them. :) Seriously you need to teach me how to knit.

<3

nicola@which name? said...

you are incredibly talented, nicole!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

cat said...

oh you know i'd love this..haha thanks so much and i'm so proud of you ni!

xoxoxoxxoxo

KK1625 said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration! The basket is asolutley adorable!

Heather said...

Oh congratulations, this piece is so beautiful. I received the magazine a few weeks back, and I love that article.

Lucy said...

Wow - well done. I would love a darling little basket for our tree - and I suspect the little hands would soon have it spirited away to a gnomeopolis or a dolly tea party, but I can hope!

D A a & r said...

How fun is that little basket? How wonderful it must have been to be apart of that amazing project. I would love for a chance to win this sweet basket! I'm also looking forward to the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!

calynde said...

Those are cuuuute! Congratulations! I think both the symbolism and color of fruit made it a wonderful choice.

Em said...

Wow, they are so gorgeous!

Andria said...

Those are the loveliest little baskets!!

bluebirdbaby said...

THey are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Mud Mama said...

Oh they are so sweet! Happy Holidays and CONGRATULATIONS!

Rebecca said...

Amazing! This is gorgeous and inspiring. Congratulations!!! (crossing my fingers!)

Tricia said...

I am so excited for you! I can't wait to get my copy of living crafts to see you there. Congratulations on this amazing oppurtunity!

wendie said...

What a wonderful way to share. Your work is beautiful. May your basket always be full. peace, wendie

colette said...

Oh my! I even e mailed Pardis to ask her when she would post the pattern. I hope I get one already done!

Robin said...

How sweet! I love them!

quazymama said...

Your basket is so precious. I have been waiting patiently for the magazine to come to my local store, but every week it's still NOT there. Coincidentally, my sister contributed the angel ornament for the magazine. So, I hope I can make her ornament and yours as well. Or better yet - win yours. That would be fairy cool.
Cathy

Amy said...

Beautiful symbolism for the holiday season! You are so inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity!!:)
Blessings,
Amy

Eagle Loft said...

Congratulations on being published in Living Crafts. How exciting!! Your ornament is AMAZING!

Eagle Loft said...

I blogged about your giveaway: http://eagleloft.blogspot.com/2009/12/beautiful-ornament-giveaway.html

Congrats again!

tulsileaf said...

That's great! Lovely ornament!

Heather said...

I love your giveaway's, they're awesome!
Thanks for sharing!
Heather

mindful mama said...

The baskets are BEAUTIFUL. :)

Jessica said...

What a very lovely giveaway, Nicole! I was wondering all summer what you might be working on. :)

I'm very curious about those adorable little baskets of fruit!
~Jessica

School of Life - Learning as Nature Intended said...

What a wonderful experience for you! LC is by far my favorite magazine and I am thrilled that they continue to grow. Your basket it absolutely perfect...you are an inspiration. I wish I had time to do it all! Kelly

roadside said...

The basket is so sweet! Congratulations! I love Living Crafts too. :)
roadside@cybernet1.com

momma rae said...

now, i was surprised that my pictures were in the mag, but you...your photography is stunning! no surprise there. i am so, so fortunate to have received one of these beautiful fruit baskets for my very own. as you know, my daughter is trying hard to steal it away! i would love to gift to her her very own. so glad to have connected with you through this cherished project.

One Acre Homestead said...

Those tiny baskets are just adorable! I am in awe of all tiny knitting as DPNs scare me to death...maybe I'll get brave and try them again!

sarah in the woods said...

How exciting for you! I really love your fruit baskets. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Stephanie said...

I saw this in the magazine and your was probably my favorite. We have a small Christmas tree and can only fit a small number if ornaments, but I'd be honored to hang yours up if I win it!
Stephanie

onegoldensun said...

Such a beautiful ornament. I love Living Crafts magazine. You must be very pleased to be a part of it!

KnitterMama said...

It is my very favorite magazine ever. And those are the cutest baskets I have ever seen. Congratulations!

nicola@which name? said...

nicole, first of all, in my first post, i didn't comment how cool it is about being part of this LC articles. i didn't even know what LC until the give-away on my blog when you and a couple others mentioned it!

that brings me to my second thing...YOU won the give-away on my blog for the natural wood art caddy!
http://whichname.blogspot.com/2009/12/winner-and-announcement.html
please email me at: italy_nicola@yahoo.com and tell me where to mail it!

lastly, i added a link to your give-away on my blog.

cheers and happy crafting.
most of all, congrats on this LC accomplishment! (you're beautiful knitting away in that photo!)

nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

goldenbird said...

Congratulations on being in Living Craft magazine. That's a great magazine! Your baskets are adorable-- thank you for the generous giveaway.

jenn said...

Congratulations! This is precious!!
You have created a wonderful gift. This is a perfect in everyway!

Tricia Orchard said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. Now, have I been living under a rock for awhile or what, but I don't think I have heard of this magazine before! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy soon!

I would love to be considered for the giveaway. The baskets are darling. I would love one!

I am looking forward to reading more of your blog (I found your blog through Nicola's @ whichname).

Enjoy your weekend,
Tricia

Persikka said...

I loved seeing your baskets in the newest Living Crafts magazine! They are lovely and I am waiting on pins and needles for your pattern to be listed... that said - i would love to win the basket (no one could i get one done before the holidays now!)

Persikka said...

I have also posted about your giveaway in my blog:
http://kjoslyn78.blogspot.com/2009/12/holiday-ornament-giveaway-at-frontier.html

Roseann@ cutelittlethingdotetsydotcom said...

We were just oooohhhing and aaaahhhing over YOUR little basket of fruit yesterday in Living Crafts magazine! Seriously, yours popped off the page! I would love to have one of my own- as I am not yet a knitter, I NEED to win this!
Congratulations!

Laura said...

Congratulations!
Your baskets are so cute...can't wait for tha pattern!
Thanks for the giveaway and all the inspiration . :)

ERin said...

How adorable! I'm still a beginning knitter myself (true beginner!), but I managed a matching girl and doll hat for St. Nicholas Day this year. Your projects are so inspiring!

Tami said...

I fell in love with this ornament as soon as i saw it in the magazine and just knew it was perfect for my ornament swap. I'm not sure how long to hold out for that pattern before i have to choose another ornament instead. I'm anxiously awaiting the pattern......checking the website everyday. It is just perfect! I can't believe it's your pattern. I adore it. Congratlations.

kosenrufu mama said...

they are so wonderful and delicate!!

mamma femminista said...

Bravo! I got my first issue of this magazine ever this month, and I don't know how I've managed to not know about it all these years!

meet your maker said...

congratulations! what a wonderful experience!

I would be so excited to win!!!

Julie said...

These are adorable!!! I love them and your blog.

Brynn said...

What a great craft and conrats!

Laura said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog now too! Thanks for the chances! :)

leaningapplemama said...

oh what a wonderful experience for you to have and to share with us all. i hope someday to have a subscription to this magazine. i came across it at a fiber festival last spring and fell in love with it! thank you for sharing one of your homemade gifts with us!! pennie

Dad Wms said...

Congrats on being "published"! You're a very talented knitter, and only after 3.5 years!

Jenna aka Town&Country Mouse, formerly Citygirl said...

I recognized your work (from your blog posts)in Living Crafts magazine as soon as I opened it!!! Yay! I'm so excited for you.
I'd be honored to win your sweet basket (especially since I know how much work went into each one!)

weliveintheforest said...

Nicole, you are so talented!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that you started knitting only three years ago! Beautiful crafts and a thoughtful give-away!

Anonymous said...

The baskets are great, but I think it's really cool they used your photography too!! Congrats!
-Samantha

christine said...

I was immediately drawn to your ornament when I got my copy of Living Crafts in the mail. I was truly bummed when the pattern was not included, so I am glad to hear it will eventually be posted. Hopefully I can get some knitted by next Christmas! Would be just too wonderful if i won so I could put one on my tree this year.....
Your designs are incredible - I've admired your work that you post on your blog for quite awhile. Would you consider writing more patterns?

regina said...

congratulations! i cannot imagine your excitement.
thanks for a great give away too...regina

Christine said...

Congratulations. You work is very inspiring and beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity:)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Oh, I'm sure I have said many time already how much I love these little fruits! How nice it would be to win one... and I'm so excited for the pattern to be available on Living Crafts.

p.s. I emailed you a special winter poem this evening. Forgot to even sign my name, but you probably would have know it was from me anyway...

gardenmama said...

Dear Nicole,
I just received my copy of Living Crafts yesterday and was thrilled to see your knit basket ornaments along with all of the other gorgeous ornaments from some familiar names. Congratulations on having your incredible handwork shared on such a beautiful place, I am not surprised in the least! It is incredible you would think of giving one away, I would be honored to receive such a gift!

Claire said...

How Lovely.
I really would be thrilled to have one.
Thank you.

taimarie said...

I just got my copy of the magazine and I was so excited to see your ornaments there- they are incredible. I would be thrilled to hang one of them on our tree!

Michelle said...

Just amazing...the details are perfect. I would love to add your lovely basket to our collection! Thank you for your generosity!

Daniela B. said...

I'd like to partecipate!so much lovely items and projects in your blog and daily life experience!Daniela from Italy :)

Doula Mommy said...

Nicole, I am so happy for you! Your ornament is beautiful. I think pregnancy births a need to knit- at least it did for me as it seemed to for you, what a gift to and from our children!

Clare said...

I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and I am so glad I did! Your pictures, and life looks simply beautiful! I absolutely LOVE that fruit basket! It is so generous of you to give one away!

Meghan L. said...

That basket is incredibly heart warming! Thank you for this chance to win!

Jackie @ Lilolu said...

The baskets are just precious!

RunninL8 said...

WOW! I didn't realize those sweet baskets were yours!!! I fell in love as soon as I saw them! Congrats on making it in such a wonderful magazine! And thanks for this generous giveaway!

gea said...

beautifull!!
in living craft i see the picture!!
i can't wait for the pattern !!

Melissa (raminthethicket) said...

You must be so excited to see this happen! Congratulations, I'm so thrilled for you! I would love a chance to have one of these, thank you :o)

mamakopp said...

Your little basket is simply gorgeous and I would be honored to have them in my home. I love your style!

Colleen said...

how wonderful. congratulations on making it into the pages of living crafts magazine. i love that magazine. i have my fingers crossed to win your beautiful basket/ornament.

vintage girl said...

I am so happy for you.
congratulations.
now I am fan.

Prairie Girl said...

Your knitting continues to inspire and this adorable fruit basket is no exception. I love the meaning behind it and I think you are a perfect fit in a Living Craft magazine!

Congratulations!

cindy said...

you are extremely talented!! Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity to own one of these.
Cindy

Gae said...

I am amazed at your talent.
How do you com up with such patterns?
What is the German tradition of twelve gifts and what typically are they?
I am thinking this might be something I would like to plan for with our children as they are reaching marriagable age.
I would love to be involved in this giveaway.
Blessings

ohprettywords said...

Your fruit baskets made my jaw drop and then I went "SQUEEE!!!!!" So v. adorable and pretty and festive. I am so excited for a chance to win one! Thank you!

Beth said...

What beautiful ornaments! I received a subscription to Living Crafts as a gift and now I am even more excited to start receiving it.

Jennipher said...

I love this ornament! I don't consider myself a great knitter, but seeing this ornament made me want to try one!

WOOLHALLA said...

Love those baskets! Thank you for sharing~ I am inspired to make some new creations for my tree now!! Natalie

Maggi said...

Those are so cute and tiny! That's neat you got in the magazine!

pam said...

Thank you for showing us your delightful baskets..and you deserved to do well too as they are adorable.

Please may I be entered into the draw?
Warm wishes from UK

Diana said...

Congratulation! Your work is incredible and your basket is so dang adorable! I would love to have it hanging on my tree for friends and family to ohh and ahh over :)

TomatoJam said...

That is such a beautiful little basket of fruit - well done, and I love the idea of the newlywed tradition. Fiona

Gremlina said...

I LOVE Living Craft--it only makes sense they include you! I just bought the mag for a gift for someone else--but I need it for myself! crossing my fingers.
turtlestostart.blogspot.com

Sidonie said...

I wish there were some way to give a great big group {{{hug}}} to all the mamas like yourself, that make the extra effort to make the lives of those around them special. We have an adorable little foster child that arrived just 3 weeks ago and will be spending her holidays with us, and I am sure would be just delighted to have this darling little basket of goodies. namaste, Sidonie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for making a beautiful ornament with such a great message.
Thanks for the opportunity to be part of a give away. Happiest of Holidays and may you have a basketful of joy for the new year!
Juliann

La Chili said...

Oh, that basket it's co cute, thank you thank you for this chance.

Juniper said...

I love your ornaments!! So adorable. It would be great to win one! :-)

I'm anxiously awaiting the pattern!

Sarah Kous said...

This is very inspiring since I will be doing the Fruit of the Spirit for the chidren at sunday school in the new year.

Priscilla said...

Wow it must be an honor to have your patterns and photo's in such a wonderfull magazine!

Lisa Anne said...

Hi Nicole, thanks for stopping by my blog recently, I hope to get back to blogging soon. These baskets are wonderful, the detail and care is incredible.

*Miss Cake* said...

This was one of my favourites! Thank you for sharing :)

alainn.aingeal(at)gmail(dot)com

MammaNatura said...

Thanks for the chance and congratulations for being a part of Living Crafts,it's a delicious journal!

Mattie said...

Ohh can I enter! Your things are so sweet! Thanks for the giveaway!

joy said...

I get so excited when my new issue arrives--each time I think its the best one until the next issue comes! Congrats on the beautiful basket ornament!

MammaNatura said...

I linked to my blog too!
http://mammanatura.blogspot.com/2009/12/frontier-dreams-giveaway.html

Laura said...

What a great honor to be in a magazine. Your fruit basket is amazing. Truly. I would love to win one. Pick me!! ha

Laura said...

Your basket is amazing. So detailed and beautiful. I am wanting to learn how to knit......and you are definitely an inspiration for the craft. I would love to win.

Monica said...

How precious! They are simply lovely.

Erin said...

Can't wait to learn how to knit these from your tutorial....I can see this being treasured for a long long time.

kris said...

these are just wonderful! Just more inspiration to learn how to knit.
Thank you!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! What a perfecct little ornament.

Leah said...

How very sweet. I would love to make some of these for our tree - next year :o) So it would be wonderful to win one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

they are so precious and you can be so proud

crossing my fingers to win :)
leava

leava@cox.net

Sherry said...

They are beautiful! Congratulations.

wendy phillis said...

Congratulations. They are so beautiful and reading thru your experience made me feel I wanted to be apart of the exchange too.I saw in advertised on waldorf craft and was too busy at the time. We were heading towards our waldorf school annual fair. I know what you mean about knitting I am like you I cannot put it down either.I think your pattern is coming out on Wed Pardis said. I have just being trying to knit a Nicky Epstein felted bag. The pattern is so similar to the little basket, it is truly beautiful. Have a beautiful christmas I feel your generous loving heart and your blog is a constant inspiration to me. Much love
Wendy

Anonymous said...

So cute! Would love to put that on my tree.

waldorfmama said...

oh my goodness, nicole - you KNOW i would love to win this! here's hoping! :)

helena said...

Wow, you make such beautiful things! I'd be very grateful to win!

Danielle said...

I'm so happy I saw your post on facebook, your blog is so inspiring. I'm still new to knitting and can't imagine using such small needles but something I will try eventually. Thank you!

Ryan said...

This basket is soooooo adorable and I'm so happy the pattern is up. Thanks for sharing it and I'm going to attempt it. I'm also excited to be entered in the giveaway!

Thanks, thanks, thanks, ~H

momma rae said...

i finally got back to my blog and included your giveaway in my post. i am so excited about your pattern! it is so well written. being the novice knitter that i am, i am hesitant to go for the basket, but feel i could probably whip up some of those fruits. well *whip up* might be getting a little ahead of myself, but i think i will at least give it a go!

Sakura said...

Would love this! Super cool that you are in the magazine what an accomplishment. Thank you for the give away opportunity!

Sakura said...

Awesome job! Beautiful work! These are super cute, no wonder they are in the magazine. Thanks for the chance in the give-away.

fleur said...

Today it was the first time i visited your blog.I like the things you created very much...such blogs inspire me to make something too!
Warm greetings from Fleur from Holland
http://jojoos-landleven.blogspot.com/

Us + 2 said...

You are so inspiring Nicole! The fruit basket ornament is adorable...along with all of your other projects. I so enjoy checking out your blog...thank you for sharing it!
~Jessica

Catie said...

The pattern is so cute - I just found your blog via ravlery - where you shared the project in a group I'm in. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

how exciting! what a lovely little ornament- i would be thrilled to win one!! :)

xo,
erika

becky said...

congratulations, how exciting!

Carmen Rigby said...

Ran across your blog address from ravelry. I'm so inspired! Thanks for sharing :)

Lizz said...

Cool, cool!

Sylvia said...

i'm trying my luck with one comment. love from germany.

Patricia said...

Oh Nicole! what a lovely giveaway!
If we won, I do not think it would ever make it to our tree. I'm sure Leah would wisk it into her fairy house in a heartbeat. =) When I finish their finger-puppet castle, I plan to make a few of these! Thank you for sharing!!
<3, Patricia

KL said...

Oh, how beautiful. I saw these in the magazine and it's lovely to connect the ornament with a person/blog. So inspiring. Thank you for all that you share.

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