Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hitting 100 Giveaway!

Hi Friends!

It's me - Rae Lynne. I've been gone a long while again.  I won't pretend that I'm going to get back into regularly blogging, but for occasions like this, I'm glad I have an outlet to share with you.

If you're here, reading this post, it's likely it's not because you regularly check to see for new posts (if that is why you're here - you're awesome and I appreciate you checking in!) - rather it's likely you're here for the giveaway.  And I'll get to that in a minute.  First a little background.

Some of you know that I have an Etsy shop.  It started with me selling some needle cases.  I loved making them, but just didn't have the time to keep making them - especially with two kids.  I eventually switched to stitch markers.  Sheepie ones to be specific.
These have gone over really well - knitters really seem to enjoy these fibery friends.

While preparing for a current swap on the Itty Bitty Knits forums, I was inspired to try the "sharpied mug" thing you see all over Pinterest.  I did a mug and a notions dish (I'm purposely not sharing pictures since my swap partner hasn't received her package yet). I loved how these turned out.

The Hubby took a look at them and told me I should sell them in my shop.  I love his enthusiasm and support but also know he's a bit bias.  I asked a few friends, and they concurred (thanks ladies!!).

The question then became what a better method would be for decorating these mugs and dishes.  As I've come to find out, permanent marker doesn't always stay permanent, especially glazed ceramic.  I worried that I'd go to the trouble of decorating these things, sell them, and then have everything get washed away a short time later.  (Not good for business!)  I eventually settled on (non-toxic) enamel paint.  This is much better.
All this to say - there are new items in my Etsy shop!
I shared the news on Instagram and Ravelry and had a great response. :)  Which is really why you all are here now!  Because of how well these new items have done, and the increased traffic to my shop, I have hit and passed 100 sales!!  Woohoo!!

So to celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway.  I'll be giving away 2 sets of stitch markers.  One set will be a set of my sheep stitch markers.  I will contact the winner to ask what colors they'd like their flock to be.
The second winner, will get a set of my new clay stitch markers (seen below).  They're about the same size as the sheep stitch markers.  Light, simple and fun, they're a great way to dress up your knitting.
Pink Cherry Blossom Stitch Markers
So check out my shop, then come back and leave a comment -  say hi, tell me what you like in the shop, or just tell me you'd love to win some stitch markers! :)  Please be sure to leave your Ravelry name or email address so I can contact you if you win.  I will keep the giveaway open until 10pm CST on Thursday, October 31, 2013.  I will then post the winners on November 1, 2013. :)

Good luck!

p.s. If you're interested in ordering something, but you don't see it in the shop, convo me and we'll work something out!


  1. I love those neat sheepie mugs and trinket dish... I also am trying my luck for stitch markers!

    Debbie1085 on Rav

  2. Congratulations! I think your sheep are delightful, and look so happy on those mugs and bowls. My DW has an unofficial collection of mugs, so I might have to pick one of them up for her! In the mean time, I hope I win the stitch markers! ;-)

    -greg, drmellow on Ravelry

  3. I'm trying again.....
    Congratulations on the passing of 100 sales!
    I'm looking forward to getting my merchandises. I would be happy if I won some stitch markers :-)

    Torunn, torunnb on Ravelry :-)

  4. I think I'm in love with the green sheepie mug..however, stitch markers are always welcome :) Also, you're in my blog feed so when you post, it pops up and I read it and I internally lament that you haven't been posting lately which leads to wondering if there's something going on that you haven't shared which leads to wondering whether I should post-stalk you on Ravelry...and about the time that happens, you post something :)

  5. Your stuff is so cute. I love the stitch markers! Just ordered a couple Christmas gifts!!! Congrats and I wish you continued success!!!


  6. love the new clay stitch markers! And of course the dishes are cool... have you ever thought of clay buttons? I bet you'd make the most fantastic buttons!

  7. You know I love your stitchmarkers....3 sets on the way!

  8. Seeing as I have bought most everything in your shop, I love it all! Congrats on the sales.


  9. Wow!!!! I love the stitch markers obviously but now I'm torn between the black sheep mug and the white one with purple and turquoise and my hair is purple so probably that one. I wish you happyness and more successful years in business.

  10. So glad you're back! I miss your posts :( Hope it becomes more regular, although having three kids of my own, I realize we need to prioritize where we spend time. I'd love to win a set of your markers! Love the new items too. THanks for the chance!

  11. Actually, I like everything in your etsy shop. Love your sheep design. So far I own nothing, so would love to win some of your sheep stitch markers. They are so adorable.

    zowmom on Ravelry

  12. Everything is so cute! I love the mugs especially but would love a set of your stitch markers! Putting them on my Christmas wish list :)

    jmediger on Ravelry

  13. I didn't know you were making mugs now - those are ADORABLE.

    And yeah, I'll take anything you make - but especially those sheeps!

    katmandu on Ravelry and you know where to find me on all the other online spots. :)

  14. I would love to win your stitch markers. Congrats on the 100th sale!

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  16. Hi RaeLynne... Trying again because I left off contact info. :) love, love the sheepie markers!
    Ravid maashrink

  17. I am looking forward to getting my new mug and stitch markers! yay. Winning a set of stitch markers would be like the icing on the cake!
    Good luck with your shop!
    Kally (Ravelry)

  18. Rae Lynne, you are so talented! I love everything you do, and especially the new sheep mugs!
    - pattytrish

  19. Congratulations on 100 sales! I have been eyeing your shop for a while now and would love to win some of those adorable stitch markers...and if I don't win, I will definitely be back after the holidays to pick up some cherry blossom clay stitch markers!! Love them so much!

    1. ooops, I got so excited, I forgot my contact info!
      sms394 on rav :)

  20. Good for you to be so successful and I can see why! Your products are wonderful! I love the green mug with the sheep and any of the sheep stitch markers!
    Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

  21. I really like the white sheep coffee mug in black.

  22. I'm so happy you've been creating away! Kepanie on Ravelry and Instagram.

  23. Congratulations on reaching 100 sales! The stitch markers are wonderful and the mugs are so cute.
    Ber (bee30)

  24. I love everything sheep! Your mugs are adorable and I would love to use the stitch markers for my next project.


  25. I love, love, LOVE the sheep mug! Very sweet and simple. The multi-colored sheep stitch markers are also very cute! Congrats on reaching 100 sales! Love seeing your work!

    Christine, zoeynicole on Ravelry