Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jolly Holiday Giveaway!

Welcome one and all to the 2009 Queering Domesticity Jolly Holiday Giveaway! This giveaway is incredible and I am so excited to share with you all of the treasures generously provided by my twelve fabulous sponsors. Each crafty business owner has provided delightful treats for you and, all told, these prizes are worth more than $400! Let's take a tour through the loot - and make sure you click on the images to see them full size!

From Tina Seamonster we have two Zombies bookmarks, perfect for stocking
stuffers, and a 10-card set of her Zombie Christmas Cards featuring the Baby Jesus!

Three skeins of the most luxurious and delectable yarn from misshawklet.
Two skeins of incredibly vibrant electric coral and then a single-ply skein of
a complementary electric coral/gray/blue blend!

Sweet silver heart studs from it's a stitch!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Bacon ornament from Pretty Little Fings.
[Note: no matter how I photographed this little dude, he always
leaned seductively, hence my embellishment. He's a stud.]

A pack full of goodies from dear kiki...! A four notecard set of her Nerd Girl
cards, three larger greeting cards from the same series and an 8x10 print
of her blonde nerd girl, my personal favorite.

Ho ho HO REALLY? From Bee Listy, a festive stitched feminist piece
bedecked in holiday cheer. Turning traditional sexist unpleasantries
on their head, this stitch is progressive and fierce.

The sweetest, daintiest pair of earrings from leiva jewelry, featuring jade
and labradorite rounds and hand formed oxidized sterling silver earwires.

From The Broken Plate Co., a beautiful vintage plate turned pendant
with a sterling silver chain. This plate is coincidentally the same plate I
mentioned in my review, which has been turned into a breathtaking
tattoo on Ms. Broken Plate herself!

From dear sweet This Chickadee, an apron perfect for crafters and chefs alike!
Fitted with three pockets and a cheery pink and purple floral pattern, you will
never go back to apronless activities again! Trust me, I know.

A prize pack of delights from Novelty Kitten! Featuring the Fruit Seeking
Vegetable coloring book, four hilarious and cute Gocco printed notecards,
a bevy of buttons and Express Your Apathy cards to hand out to friends and coworkers!

From The Garbologist's Wife, a collection of accessories featuring repurposed
vintage buttons, including some jaw-dropping pieces made from
mother of pearl. Two rings, earrings, a brooch and hairpins!

And finally, from Neighborhood Fiber Co. we have over 800 YARDS of worsted
weight Cooper Circle yarn in delectable shades of maroon, plum, and
deep red. This yarn feels utterly amazing, and is astoundingly beautiful!

I feel truly honored to be offering these incredible treats to you all - not only because they are of such magnificent quality but because the people behind these creations are genuinely awesome too! Another fact I'm especially proud of is that in this group are three queer-identified crafters! Please take a few minutes out of your day to head to the shops linked in this post and along the left and right sidebars.

  • Please leave a comment including your e-mail address so I can contact you.
  • In your comment, please tell me your favorite item from any of my sponsors' shops!
  • ONE entry per person.
  • I will ship internationally, but I cannot ensure that the package will arrive before Christmas (12/25). Domestic shipping will be priority and should arrive within a few days.
  • The Jolly Holiday Giveaway will CLOSE in one week - Tuesday December 8th at 11pm EST. The winner will be announced on Wednesday December 9th!
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at oh.meaghan@gmail.com!
Thank you and happy, happy holidays!


  1. can i enter? i love all of your sponsors! but my favorite is YOU, for putting this all together and promoting all of us and just being fantastic. thank you ginger! i feel like a winner already.


  2. Jessica Hosey-HeitzmanDecember 1, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    I agree, you are wonderful for all the crafiness that you do as well as the advertisement you do for everyone else as well! If i had to pick a second it would be dear kiki, because who doesn't love nerds now a days? all the cool kids are doing it (though perhaps that is biased since i too work at a library). i prefer the "i love nerds" over "i prefer to be called a dork" because i believe that dorks not as smart as nerds....

    i didn't want to be the first commenter for this reason, i sit at the circulation desk and ramble. either way, you are awesome, craft on!
    -josiey hosey (jhosey@hotmail.com)

  3. What an incredible lot! I'm unabashedly taken with Stanley the Awkward Chocolate Chip Cookie at Pretty Little Fings, and always a fan of Bee Listy's entire ouevre. elloyd74@gmail.com

  4. Ooooh!

    Thank you so much for putting this together!

    My favourite is probably the knitalong bag by This Chickadee! (And I see that she's commented above, too - HIHIHI!)

    Liz (neeuqdrazil@gmail.com)

  5. Everything is so gorgeous and spectacular. Very nice work everyone!
    I'm curious to know who all the queers are... hmm it's also fun to guess:)
    It's hard to pick a favorite- everything is SO boss. But I'd have to go with the garbologist's wife set. I'm a sucker for some amazing rings. Plate necklace is a close close second.

  6. HOLY CRAFT LOOT, BATMAN! I love LOVE love the silver lining hoops by leivajewelry. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

    samantha.jo.kelly at gmail.com

  7. pick one? are you mad?!

    the apron from this chickadee wrestled its way to the top of my list, though. of course, broken plate necklace comes in second. i have been pimping that to a lot of folks, too.

    you are awesomer than santa.

  8. These are all amazing. I have been wanting to move into vintage a bit so I would have to say the gorgeous pieces from The Garbologist's Wife. Tough decision, very tough decision.

    I know I plan to visit everyone's site as soon as classes are done! Thank you for organizing this and thanks to Bee Listy for pointing me in the right direction!


  9. It's a toss up between the broken plate co. necklace (for me) and the zombie christmas cards (for grandma). GREAT stuff!! Happy holidays,
    Lyndsay (lyndsaygraham@gmail.com)

  10. Uh, and I seem to have forgotten my email address, so let's try that again. Garbologist's Wife jewelry set. kestrel127 at gmail dot com. Please feel free to discount/delete that last comment since I don't want to cheat.

  11. I'll have to pick the zombie cards just because I have the perfect person to give them to, but they're all awesome. goddessontheloose05@yahoo.com

  12. I love the french flower broken plate brooches from The Broken Plate Co.

    I also totally love and adore Bee Listy's work!! It's so flawless!


  13. what an amazing giveaway!

    I think that my favorite is the two owls in the Pretty Little Fings shop. If the Rudolph the Red Nosed Bacon was in the shop, that would be my favorite. Man, i NEED that on my tree.

    my email is strutandcrow at gmail dot com

  14. wow this is great!

    i love the misshawklet yarnnn

    jessicalwallis at gmail dot com

  15. Such fun offerings, and so generous! I've got my eye on the handspun yarn for my lovely and talented wife, and the Nerd Girl cards would also be appropriate for our household. ;) My favorite piece in the shops is The Light in her Eyes painting at tikikiki.etsy.com. Our email address is hogtalismans (at) gmail.com. We're Canadian, eh? Cheers! - Heather in Winnipeg

  16. Hi! This is a great idea! Thanks to all the awesome crafters/artists/awesome-tastic people who donated some of their products/items. They are all unique and fun and all together the bee's knees. I've been following The Garbologist's Wife and The Broken Plate Co. for awhile on etsy but now I have even more places to look through. Out of all the fancy stuff it would be impossible to pick a favorite item though.

    astronomy.wonder (at) gmail.com

  17. i love them all but if i won i'd want the yarn. I've asked my whole famiy for GOOD yarn this year and not the cheap stuff i get from michaels. THey all told me no they can't get me yarn to pick something else out. I don't get why they dont see the joy in the yarn I do.
    *sigh* oh well


  18. Thank you Meaghan!!!! This is sooo awesome I'm so happy to be a participant!!!

  19. If you FORCE me to pick one I will go with levia even though they are all delightful. (nicole.donnelly (at) gmail)

  20. Awesome giveaway!! :]

    My favorite items is the Get On The Dance Floor dear ACEO from Dear Kiki. ohmygosh love it!


  21. Lots of great stuff, but I love the Little Houses Pendant from Broken Plate Pendant Company. A close second is the Tweedy Skirt with vintage fabric circles from The Garbologist's Wife.
    Anna S.


  22. Oh no, there's already so many comments! I'm not telling any of my friends about this giveaway because I don't want to decrease my chances even further.

    I adore the Broken Plate necklace, Leiva earrings and Garbologist's Wife bits and bobs. All your sponsors are so very talented!

  23. Damn, forgot to include my email address. curiousjennie [at] gmail dot com

  24. I love the Watercolors upcycled dress from the Garbologist's Wife's shop:) Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  25. Totally thrilled to be apart of this! I won't enter, but I just had to say how much I EFFING LOVE Pretty Little Fing's ornatment. Seriously adorable.

  26. ornatment's are similar to ornaments. just more awesome, clearly.

  27. I can't decide between the leiva earrings and the zombie cards.. but they're all amazing!
    mary a md 86 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  28. I love the white ring from itsastitch! :) What would that ring NOT go with?

    What a fab giveaway!


  29. itsastitch is one of my favorite etsians, but I discovered someone new here today - thegarbologistswife! I love the Ruby Red Ruffly Dress.


  30. I loooove Bee Listy's cross stitch! hehehe (hohoho?)

    My e-mail is sewfetching(at)gmail(dot)com!

  31. ohh itsastitch and prettylittlefings are two of my favorite etsy sellers (and people!) though i do love that plate necklace... i would love to win that! thanks for such an incredible giveaway :)

    my email is laurenbeachamphoto@yahoo.com

  32. The Garbologists Wife has a great flock of feathers skirt, awesome vintage pretty stuff!

    Jessica (ajdeshler@juno.com)

  33. Jessica ajdeshler(at)juno(dot)comDecember 1, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Love The Garbologist's Wife' s Flock of Feathers skirt. Lovely, pretty, vintage stuff!

  34. What a generous giveaway! I love the naturally cinnamon coloured alpaca fibre from misshawklet.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  35. WOW! wow! This is an awesome giveaway! Ok, I love the little heart earrings from ItsaStitch, she is such an amazing seller! DearKiki has some great items also! I'll be looking forward to seeing who the VERY lucky person is!


  36. I heart the rudolph bacon ornament by pretty little fings...well because Pang is awesome and who doesn't just LOVE bacon??


  37. Love, love, love everything, but especially the necklace from the broken plate co. What a great giveaway!

  38. This is amazing, I always loved itsastitch's bike necklace (and am BUMMED it's sold out, wink wink stitchy), but there are lots of new sellers here who have amazing things.

    email: betterworkitout AT gmail DOT com

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  40. ooooh, I love the broken plate co. necklace!!! but EVERYTHING is suppa cool.


  41. it's difficult to decide, but it's a tie between bee listy's crosstitch and the broken plate co. necklace!


  42. I love the yarn, I love the jewelry, but of the crafty goodness listed above nothing beats Rudolf the Red Nosed Bacon. Seriously.

    Of everything on the shops, my favorite is the Broken Plate Co.'s yellow and white necklace.

    ashleywarlick at gmail.com

  43. I love this amazing work that all the artists have donated! The only artist who I won work from is BeeListy, I own a "Suck My Nuts" Xstitch of hers that is amazing, and I always love her portrait work. My favorite of hers is the amazingly detailed Barack Obama with Hillary Clinton portrait.
    deanna.leitner at gmail dot com

  44. i know i can't win, but me likely zombie bookmarks!

    misshawklet at gmail

  45. I love the coral color of the misshawklet yarn.


  46. I'm seriously in love with your blog. The brokenpotterycompany rocks. This is my absolute favorite....

    Good luck with your contest. Fingers crossed


  47. Oh my gosh! I was sent here by The Garbologists Wife - she's evil. :) I love the knit dresses she's working on now, and her adorable a-line skirts, and I found a new fave - The Broken Plate Pendant Co.! Her pendants are amazing...I hearted a few in hopes of seeing them in my stocking Xmas morning. :) Great stuff!!

  48. misshawklet's ginormous rainbow yarn is delicious. I've purchased from her in the past and received her one of a kind skeins as Christmas and birthday presents and it is a dream to work with, squish, hug, pet, kiss? haha I can't lie, I may have done that once I love it that much!

    I have to throw thank yous out to everyone sponsoring and a good luck to everyone participating. This is an amazing giveaway!! My socks have been rocked, but please don't give me a sock full of rocks. kittoura@gmail.com

  49. What a spectacular giveaway contest!! My fingers (& toes) are ncrossed as many times as possible.

    My favorite piece is The Brokenplate's "Blue Wing Broken Plate Pendant On Sterling Chain." I saw this pendant and was instantly attracted to it for two reasons. 1)broken plate shards reworked into beautiful trinkets...GENIUS. 2)I am a big fan of littleflowerdesigns already!

    Jennie S.

  50. Hey,
    Followed the link on Flickr. I LOVE that broken plate necklace. Such a cool giveaway.Thanks for making me follow that link ;) heheh Happy Holidays my friend!!

  51. Wow! These comments made my week! Thanks everyone!

    I want tow win. Give it! (Sadly I can't win since I am one of the sponsors)

    -The Garbologist's Wife

  52. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsDecember 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    I love the Broken Plate Pendant Company. I think all the pendants are awesome but favor the Japanese Orange pendant with Blue Sparrow.


    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  53. My favourite item is the Snip Snip earrings from It's A Stitch. I love these so much, I am considering getting my ears pierced just so I can buy them. Seriously.
    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much.
    (My email is in my blogger profile).

  54. All the yarn that misshawklet makes is amazing, and those ones are no exception! :)

    malarya at hotmail

  55. Not sure my first comment went through...not trying to post 2 comments!

    Anyway, I love the perfect (red and white)vintage ring on the front page of the Garbologist's Wife's Etst shop. It IS perfect! Thanks for this awesomeness!

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  57. I love the yarn!!! It's so colorful and fun, thanks for letting me know about your blog and the raffle!

    Kristina at kristina.dorsey@gmail.com

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  59. What an awesome giveaway!

    It was so hard to pick a favorite, I had a lot of fun just looking at everyone's shops and deciding. I'm a big fan of the Black and White Necklace at Leiva Jewelry. I'd also love to be a member of the Pendant of the Month club over at The Broken Plate. :)

    skafunkmelt at hotmail dot com

    Thank you!

  60. So impossible to choose, so I give some love to a couple of my BEST friends. I want this pretty Ruby Red Ruffly Dress from garbologistswife or a "You Complate Me" set from the brokenplate. I'd also really love an Obama vs the Zombies shirt form Tinaseamonster! OK, that's 3 but I couldn't make up my mind. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  61. Oooh, my favorite is the fabulous yarn from MissHawklet. It is beautygorgeous!


  62. Wonderful giveaway! I love Dear Kiki's original painting "I hurt myself playing Wii" http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22869916
    I actually pulled a shoulder muscle playing Wii, so I can relate :P
    I also NEED that Bee Listy stitching! My name is Heidi, and I have been called Heidi-ho (or just Ho) most of my life. That would be an hilarious accent to my home office.


  63. This is such an awesome giveaway. So my top two are the bowling neck tie from bee listy, and the turquoise and pearl earrings from leivajewelry. I am definately wanting that apron as well lol.

  64. omg, I love pretty much all of your sponsors but I really like this ruffly dress from the garbologist's wife http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34699077


    Awesome blog and giveaway ^.^

  65. Wow, what a wonderful group of sponsors/artists! Since I have to choose, I really love the "Warm and Cool" Earrings at Leiva's shop. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. ooh, want the Cooper Circle yarn from Neighboorhod Fibers... YUMMY!


  67. I love Misshawklet's ginormous rainbow yarn, so pretty!

    Awesome giveaway!


  68. oooh...what great stuff! i love the cutout flower brooches from the broken plate co.
    this is awesome. xo
    chandi (manatea.party@gmail.com)

  69. My favorite thing is Tina Seamonster's Obama clocks a zombie t-shirt, followed by everything from the broken plate company!! Awesome!

  70. Really hard to choose just one. At the top of my list is the Broken Plate's gorgeous china chard turned into a stuning neclkace. This Chickadee's craft apron is awesome but I already have one - maybe I need two! In third are Tina Seamonster's bookmarks. I'm also crap at knitting - am I a zombie?

  71. I'm a sucker for beautiful colors - and misshawklets yarns put a big ol smile on my face!

    deb at glowgirlfibers dot com

  72. All of the items in this post are so incredibley awesome, I'd be excited to get any of them for Christmas- but if there's one thing in this world I love the most; it may very well be jokes made at the expense of the undead. Therefore; my very favourite item is the When Zombies Met Baby Jesus card from TinaSeamonster. Comic gold. Such a hearty laugh was had when I read the inside of the card!

  73. This is AWESOME! I don't know how I'd be able to give any of this away as gifts...

    I love the broken plate stuff (and already have a super cool ring to go with it) but the bacon ornament is way rad.

    My email meghanbarbato at gmail dot com.

    Fingers crossed!

  74. I was just looking at bacon ornaments on etsy!! Love the styling! I drool over the NeighborhoodFiber yarn - I have a skein in my stash, but could certainly find a good project for that beauty you show!
    beccahuben at gmail dot com

  75. it's all amazing - I love the origami earrings in itsastitch's shop.!

    of.fictions at gmail dot com

  76. Oh wow, hi, hello!
    This is beautiful! I believe my favorite is The Garbologist's Wife. After that I think The Broken Plate Co. is also amazing. Or misshawklet's yarn! Oh my. Great way to spread the cheer!

    I'd take any of those three.

  77. Oh and I forgot to mentions, Autostraddle says hi!

  78. Love the note cards from Dear Kiki.

  79. wow what a awesome list!!!! im a sucker for anything fiber! the yarns are truly nice as well as the broken plate necklace!!

    you site is awesome as always TY TY TY!!!


  80. I absolutely love the zombie bookmarks and christmas cards!


  81. This is all fanthasthico. If you pick me, I'll opt for the stuff from The Garbologist's Wife.
    Anne (prwoman99@yahoo.com)

    p.s. I found this through Autostraddle :)

  82. Ahh! How did I not find this awesome blog sooner!
    Seriously, holy shit, you've been immediately bookmarked and not just because you're giving things away!

    So, an ecstatic hello from an Autostraddle reader!

    My favorite would have to be the necklace from the broken plate co. (...and I think I found the perfect christmas gift for a (hard-to-buy-for-)friend in her shop!)

    If I wasn't trying really, really hard to curb my yarn hoarding, I probably would've picked the yarn from Neighborhood Fiber or misshawklet. Hard decisions!

    My e-mail address is grenierm@simmons.edu!

  83. I love all of the silk yarns from Neighborhood Fiber Co (especially the Ward Circle color).


  84. My love of vintage buttons has met it's soul mate in The Garbologist's Wife...what crafty and gorgeous repurposing!

    Can't wait to win!!!


  85. How wonderful is this Penthouse Silk Lace Lincoln Park yarn from Neighborhood Fiber Co's shop? Very wonderful, approaching the wonderfulness that is You, for putting this awesome giveaway together! Thanks!

  86. Hurrah for the holiday season and this awesome giveaway!! I love love love the necklace from The Broken Plate Co. Thanks much and Autostraddle says hi :)


  87. I couldn't resist after all! My favorite is you, on multiple levels, but I will set that aside in the name of rules-following: I love the Pretty Little Fings ornament as I love everything I've ever seen of hers! And you know my email address, but again, I do as I'm told: angela.burneko@gmail.com.

  88. love all of it! so so beautiful and fun! The Garbologist's Wife is my number one favorite but I'm also oh so diggin broken plate company-my GF would LOVE it! and if she's happy I'm happy.

    AUTOSTRADDLE say's hey, PS. :-)

    xoxo jordan

  89. me! laneia! green.indie@gmail.com!


    [and you]

    did i make it on time???

  90. I love this chickadee!!!!!



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