Monday, March 2, 2009

My First Giveaway on Tilt's Creations Too

Contest has ended...winner is being informed & I will post once they have responded.
Thank you to all who joined in on my first giveaway!
I hope there will be many more to come!

And the winner is...Just Jingle

Woo Hoo!
I have been trying to figure out just how I wanted to do the giveaways on this blog and came up with, well, too many ideas. So I am starting with non-handbag crafts that I have done. I love playing with different medias and can never choose just one. Solution: give them away. I am hoping that in the process I will discover which ones are sellable, but either way - it's fun.

I also wanted to help other artisans along the way. Sometimes I will be giving away their goodies and other times just working along side them, promoting now.

This little Flying Pig stuffie/wall hanging was originally made thinking of Shannon from Pigatopia. She is a fellow Plugger and wonderful artist. She creates to help those that can not help themselves.

I spoke with her about why she does what she does for the animals and this is what she said:
"lets see my first pig Vinny is now 11 years old. I got him when he was 6 weeks old. I hand raised him and carried him everywhere with me. until he got up to 60 lbs. lol anyway when he got to be 300 lbs I needed to get his feet trimmed and tusk trimmed. Trying to find a vet was a big joke. I called around after 30 phone calls got the phone number for Noahs ark pot bellied pig rescue in New Port Richey Florida. Lynne taught me that pig's should not be that big and that dog food was bad. she came out and trimmed Vinny's feet and tusk and taught me how to do the hooves by myself. I call Lynne to this day if something goes wrong with one of my kids. I soon realized that I needed to do something to help Noah's ark more then just giving her money and I could not bring home more pigs as at one point I had 22 pigs and 9 dogs. I now only have 12 pigs and 6 dogs. I started helping Noahs ark with her fund raisers and making art to sell to raise money for her. was not long before I found other wonderful sanctuary's and rescues that could use help with not only funding and donations but just public awareness. Just seeing the rescued pigs eyes when they look at you you can see they are saying thank you for helping us. It just makes my heart sing."

So for this giveaway - I would like you to go check out her shop and tell me which item is your favorite. I also recommend checking out her blog, just for the fun of it :)

And while visiting her shop, don't forget that the money generated from her sales of are used to pay vet bills, shelter and food for animals that have been abused and Rescued.

1) For one entry (required) Visit Pigatopia's Etsy shop and leave a comment here telling me which item was your favorite PLUS the link to that item.

Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you - if there is no contact in your blog profile or any left here in your comment, I can not include you in the drawing.

For an extra entry, follow this blog and leave a separate comment letting me know.
For 2 extra entries - purchase an item from Pigatopia and leave me a comment with a link to the item you purchased.

  • This contest will go until midnight EST March 10, 2009.
  • I will pick the winner using the highly advanced technical method of having my son shout out a number from 1 to however many entries I have...then count down the list & find the winner!
  • You must be 18 to enter...having a blog is not necessary...but very fun - you should try it.
  • You need not have an etsy account to enter.
  • I will contact the winner via email or whatever contact they leave, who will then have 48 hours to respond. If I hear nothing back - I will choose another winner.
  • I will pay the shipping fees: if International, any customs related fees will be yours.
So - Comments away!
note: Look for these little animal felt stuffies in my Etsy shop, Tilt Too, soon...they will be herded on in during this month.

on another note: If this basic design looks familiar to you - please let me know from where...I had it sketched out in my book and think I got it from an image online...but can't remember where from...I would like to credit whoever made the basic design originally :)


Rose Works Jewelry said...

She does lots of great work - but this is the first time I'd seen this!

pigatopia said...

What an awesome blog once again. I am honored to be on your blog and ot only on your blog but the subject of your first giveaway. ;8) Oink


Anonymous said... I love the soaps:) What an awesome concept for her shop. Lovely interview, and lovely cause:) I also am stopping by to thank you for your kind words last night on my blog. It made me smile to know there is so much support out there when I know something just isn't right. Thanks again!

storybeader said...

oh no! It's getting confusing... lol
Well, I think that's a cute little piggy. Now let me go by her etsy shop...

Talk about a bunch of pigs!!
I like her watercolors - like this:

I'm Deb at

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This is so great TiLT :)
Shannon is so generous to help out Noah's Ark with her work!

I love this Wood Plaque...and I REALLY love that you can provide a photo!

Dogonwear said...

This is a great idea.. I can see you put some thought into it!
What a great blog post
And congratulations shannon... I nose how you like to hog all the this is great
I hope it helps you raise money for Pigatopia.. keep them animals happy like you do!!!
Did you know she is a "Master popcorn maker"'s twue

janil said...

Great job hers... congratulations!
I love the dog in

Thanks for the chance and for the link!

janil said...


Lilly said...

My favorite is Original Hand Made Cute Pink Pig Hat. How lovely!

Erin, maker of chimes said...

The custom goat painting would be a neat gift idea for my parents, since they raise goats.

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

My husband likes pigs and the ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR WHEN PIGS FLY BLANK STATIONARY CARD'S 1 CARD WITH ENVELOPE would be cute to give him for his b'day.

MJ said...

I love the Original Etched or Painted Glass Canister Set 4 pcs

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I like her watercolors, the goat especially!

nfmgirl said...

What a great cause! I like her watercolors and "pigtures", particularly the one of Harry sleeping.

Jenny S said...

WOWOWOWW!!! I have to win!! I collect flying pigs!! If you check out my blog you will see all my fun flying pigs stuff!! Woo Hoo! I am off to check out pigtopia!! This is my "I am now following you" comment!

Kimberly said...

My favorite items from Pigtopia are:
--the "When Pigs Fly" card (

--the pig soaps (

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

kimberly.yates at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

I love this little pig pin! Too cute!

noreen said...

6 qty Hand Made Organic Goats Milk Soap Pigs, Roses, Frogs, Turtles

Swapna said...

I loved the picture of the puppy playing on the bed. Also like the cute pig pin made of polymer clay

Nancy said...

What an adorable pig, it be great to win such an adorable piggy!

I love this item in her shop, her custom water color portratis, I especially love the one she has on the listing because it reminds me of my sister's golden -- so cute! And she's a team member of my EFA group, a great group who helps animals.


minishoes said...

I hope I am in the contest. You see, I am new to the internet and don't know how to copy the link. Please still enter me. My favorite item is the Art card print-Cute pig in Halloween witch outfit. I also like the item you are giving away! thanks

minishoes said...

i follow

Duni said...

Oh! Is it too late for me to enter? Hope not! What a sweet piggy!
I love the painting of the rose in her shop. It's gorgeous!
(my contact email is in the 'about me' on my blog)


Donna said...

I like the Basils cathedral handpanted picture.

Donna said...

I am following your blog.