It has been kindly brought to my attention that there were some problems with the comment box and some were unable to post for the giveaway. I have changed the blogger comment settings so hopefully everyone will be able to comment. Due to this little glitch I will extend this month's giveaway until Saturday, September 24. Please see the giveaway post here for more details.
Well, Buttercup fans, it has been too long since we've had a giveaway. I am looking for fall colors for some new designs. I grew up in New Mexico and never really enjoyed the fall....but now that I live in Virginia, it has become one of my favorite times of year. The colors here in the east are exquisite. I love yellow, orange, and red for fall!
What are your favorite color combos for this beautiful time of year?
To enter a giveaway for a free hat of your choice:
1. Become a blog follower
2. Leave a comment below with your favorite Buttercup hat design and fall colors.
To find your favorite hat design visit the Buttercup Basket shop here.
This giveaway is for blog followers only and it will end at 11:59pm Saturday, September 17. Good luck everyone and I can't wait to see your favorites.
And...I have decided to extend the giveaway coupon! So, if you're not the winner of the giveaway you can still get a great deal by using the code "GIVEAWAY20" for 20% off your purchase in The Buttercup Basket shop. The code will expire Sunday, July 24, 11:59pm eastern time.
Today is an exciting day for The Buttercup Basket! This month's giveaway is the first to be hosted by someone other than us. Pretty cool, huh? Please head on over to The Idea Room for details on how to enter. While you're there be sure to check out some of the other posts. You will not be disappointed, Amy, always has SUPER fun ideas.
Have fun with this and be sure to tell your friends! The giveaway closes Thursday, July 14 11:59PT.
There will be a new giveaway starting next Monday, July 11. It's going to be hosted by The Idea Room!!! I am so excited for this to start. I will post more information here on The Buttercup blog and also on facebook once it gets a little closer. Be sure to check out The Idea Room blog. It's super fun and Amy always has great ideas:)
New HUGE coupon code for any Etsy shop purchase. Use code 'WELUVSUNNYDAYS30' for 30% off your entire purchase. This is the largest discount I have ever offered so be sure to take advantage of it and tell our friends.
Last week I had a great time with a dear friend. I want to introduce you to Jen. She is AMAZING! She is one of those do-it-all women who never gives herself the credit for it. I've known her for several years and I've quietly watched how patient she is with life. You see, Jen is very modest about how incredible she is. I've known for a long time that she did a little photography, but like I said, she's modest. I didn't learn until recently just how talented she really is with the camera.
So, how did I figure out just how good she is? I found her photography blog and that's all it took!
After several months of casually talking about it we finally teamed up to take some photos of my hats. They turned out fantastic! If you want to see some of those photos, please, go visit her blog. I promise you won't be disappointed with her work. And if you are looking for a photographer and you live in Northern Virginia I highly recommend her.
And to you, Jen, I am so happy that with all of the emails I have received from other photographers that I chose to team with you. Thanks again!
Well, we didn't make it to a 100 facebook fans but we did get a few more this month. And I am pleased with that.
The Lucky winner of the giveaway is Monica Newlin. She will receive her choice of two hair accessories or a hat by The Buttercup Basket. Congratulations Monica!
I hope that you all are enjoying being a part of The Buttercup Basket. The fans really do make all the difference.
I would love to hear your ideas for new giveaways. I want to reward you all each month for being a part of this with me....but....I need some new creative ideas! Please post any ideas you may have here in the comments of this post or here on facebook.
Thank you all for your support- you're the BEST!!!
I think summer is a great time for brimmed hats, if for nothing other than keeping the sun off little faces. But...I think many find it too hot. So, for those of you that aren't into summer hats I decided to create some fun headbands. Here are a couple of my favorites....
Floral Bouquet Headband
Be sure to check out the shop for a few other designs.
And just in case you do like summer hats check out these patriotic Buttercup Caps. Also, available in the shop.
Oh, and make sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one or two of these items.
OK...I created The Buttercup Cap a little while ago.
Though, I did like it and I received many compliments on it, I thought it needed something more. I literally lost sleep over this little cap. I was dreaming about how to add just the right number of stitches to keep the sizing correct and I wanted it to poof up a bit more on top. And it needed some more detail.
So, after lots and lots and lots of trials I have come up with THE BUTTERCUP CAP.
Here's the added detail and the "poof" I was looking for.
And, a better flower.
I finally got it just the way I was imagining it. I hope you enjoy it.
This month's giveaway is SUPER easy! It's refer a friend week. Here's what you do:
1. Refer a friend to 'like' my facebook page
2. Post the giveaway to your fb page
3. Repost it to my page including your referred friend's name
Now for the good part. Once your friend 'likes' my page you will both be entered into one of two drawings. One will be for you and one will be for your friend(s) (that way you aren't competing against your friend). For every one of your friends that becomes one of my fans you will earn another entry, thus increasing your chances to win. 'New' fans can also have multiple entries by referring some of their friends.
Once again the prize will be a FREE hat of your choosing. Visit my facebook page here to get started. Good luck everyone! This one is going to be fun:)
Oh, and the giveaway will run through midnight, April 15.
I have to say that the "HOPE" of warmer weather was definitely the inspiration for my new hat design. I wanted to create something that literally SCREAMS "Spring" and would be perfect for warmer sunny days. I used white as my base color, because, well, I love it! Then I added some really bright colors to bring out the white. I just love these colors together. I noticed from your facebook posts for this month's giveaway that many of you do, too! (For more information on the giveaway go here)
All of my hats, until now, have only one flower. So, I thought it would be fun and different to add a little bunch of smaller flowers. I used a mesh stitch to promote a little more breathe ability for Spring and Summer months. And, of course, it's 100% cotton, like all of my hats, so it breathes well anyway. The added sunhat brim will keep the sun off those sweet smiling faces.
I hope you like it. I'd love to get your feedback on this one.
So, I have this great friend in Idaho that does photography (check out her work at http://www.highdesignphotography.blogspot.com/). Well, she asked me if I'd be willing to crochet some photo props for her. Some cute little newborn things, hats and diaper covers. I knew I could do the hats, no problem, but I was nervous about the diaper covers. Of course, I could have purchased a pattern and made someone else's design. But what's the fun in that? So after several hours of frustration, crocheting, and then pulling out stitches, crocheting again, and then pulling it all out again (times about 20). I came up with my own. My favorite part? The button.
Monthly giveaways coming soon to THE BUTTERCUP BASKET!!! The first giveaway will begin February 15, 2011 and will end February 28, 2011. The giveaway will be a random drawing for a hat of your choosing.
Requirements for the giveaway include: #1 "Liking" THE BUTTERCUP BASKET on facebook (see button on the right) #2 Posting on THE BUTTERCUP BASKET facebook page your favorite spring colors
If you are already a fan on fb don't worry, you still qualify for the giveaway. Just be sure that your post on fb is on or after Feb 15 and no later than Feb 28.
Good luck everyone! I am excited to see your favorite colors- You may even see some of your own color combinations in new hat designs.