Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Photo Contest!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having fun with the baby shower giveaway so far! I have a few more weeks lined up and can’t wait to keep sharing the good stuff!

We are taking this week off from baby theme stuff and doing a fun contest driven towards all of us!!

Fall Photo Fan Contest!  
This contest will be held on my Inner Hooker facebook, not here on the blog so if you aren't following over there yet be sure to hurry over!

If you haven’t participated in one of my photo contests before it’s a ton of fun! I love seeing all your cute submissions and watching the votes climb!

Pictures MUST be Halloween costumes, pumpkin patches, autumn leaf piles, etc… It can’t just be a random picture that you took in October. Sorry, but I am ready for some Fall goodness...when I see your pic I want to feel it!  It can be a picture of your kids, yourself, yourself when you were a kid, pet dressed up, pumpkin patches, hay rides, etc… as long as it is very fall-ish!

Please email your submission picture to along with the verbiage you’d like me to include as the title; Only 1 submission per person.

I will start to post pictures and open voting Wednesday morning.  
Pictures will be accepted until 11:59p on Wednesday November 3. 
Contest will run until 11:59p Tuesday November 9.

This contest votes will be made by simply clicking ‘like’ on the picture you want to vote for. Picture with the most ‘likes’ wins! Comments will not be counted as a vote.

Now for the prizes! This week is sponsored by MUAH! Ok, well me when I am wearing my Hooker hat anyways! Right now I am totally OBSESSED with this handspun merino yarn! I love, love, love its thick and thin fluffy puff goodness! I have purchased from a handful of Etsy sellers and have yet to be disappointed in any of the yarn that I have received! Gorgeous product, super fast shipping, and even better the nicest sellers that are totally willing to work with you on colors and what you need! I always scope out their sold items as well because 9 out of 10 times it sells faster than I see it but they can usually make more and it doesn’t take all that long. The few day process is totally worth waiting to get what I want!
I have a few favorite sellers, but this week I am going to focus on Nyana from Ilashdesigns. Nyana seriously is amazingly nice and really educated me at the beginning of my hand-spun journey. In fact, I sort of want to hop on a plane to Montana and learn to spin with her! She not only has thick and thin bulky, but plenty of other sizes, ply, colors, etc… Don’t forget to check her sold items too for more ideas on what may pop up soon or that you may be able to request!  Don’t crochet or knit?? She also has a few finish made items for sale in her shop!

Like these adorable hats!

Head over and check her stuff out! She also has a facebook page and is really good about posting her new listings there. Be sure to ‘like’ her page so that you can snag up her new stuff before someone else does!

Just a few of my favorites!

 She even offers a 'bundle discount'!!

This was my stash from her :)
Don't you wish you could reach out and touch it!?!?

First prize will be a $20 gift certificate to ilashdesigns and a PDF of my newest pattern inspired by this fabulous yarn

Second and Third Prize will get a copy of the pattern.

What pattern you might be'll just have to wait a little probably tomorrow...I am not THAT mean :)

and because I love you all here are a few sneak peaks of the pictures for it!

Thank you to Ciara Hammonds Photography for the great photos! 
If you are in Texas head over and give her some love...oh and schedule a shoot!

Now, I do realize you wont be getting any extra entries for visiting ilashdesigns shop, or for ‘liking’ her on fb, but I really would appreciate you letting her know you ‘liked’ her and that this ‘ol Hooker sent you! She also has a blog.  

Maybe if we have a great turn out will do another one…hint, hint, hint...

Now, email me your pictures!!!

In emailing me your photo you give me permission to post on facebook and this blog.


Alesha said...

ohhh fun!!

TresBelleKnits said...

I LOVE Nyana!
She's been amazingly helpful to me, first on my journey with handpun yarn (like you), then on my adventures with spindle spinning!
With her help, I'm getting the hang of spinning my own thick and thin yarn!

Anonymous said...

Another way we can help is if we are on etsy ourselves, we can favorite her store. FYI for future promos. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you guys so much!!! I finally got in and listed some new yarns today! Thanks for everyone stopping by and having a lookie loo! Good luck in the contest! I'm looking foward to this! :) Ny.