♥ 100th Post GIVEAWAY! ♥


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When I started this blog I wondered if I would last a week, now here I am several months later getting to share my 100th post! I am going to say thank you a million times over at the bottom of the post, but let’s get to the good stuff shall we? Time for the GIVEAWAY!

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The rules for this giveaway are pretty simple actually, as much as I would like to use this post to up my numbers, I decided to go a little bit of a different way. So, here we go:

  1. First of all, list YOUR passion (knitting, crocheting, writing, art, etc.).
  2. List YOUR Etsy Page -or- small business website (if applicable).
  3. List YOUR FAVORITE Etsy Store Page -or- any small business site (a link is preferable, but I can look it up).
  4. Tell me a bit about WHY you love this store.

That’s it friends and neighbors, easy as pie. I want to be able with my 100th post to highlight all the talent out there in the our community. I want to shed some light on all the small businesses out there that are just trying to make a go at something they love.

The drawing will be up for one week (thus ending next Wednesday the 21st) and on Thursday I am going to announce the winner AND an entire post with links to your stores and your favorite stores. If it kills me I am going to promote all the hard-working folks out there just trying to make a name for themselves.

And for all your hard work?

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** A MYSTERY GOODIE BOX FULL OF THINGS SUITED TO YOUR CRAFT/PASSION**

Within my budget of course, but you would be amazed with what I can do on a shoestring budget. The winner’s tastes and treats will be centered around the information you provide me – you won’t be disappointed!!

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I guess I am not totally beyond shameless self-promotion, but I want to reiterate that doing the following WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE OUTCOME OF THE DRAWING – THIS IS JUST OUT OF YOUR KINDNESS AND YOUR INTEREST IN….WELL…ME.

  • Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllNightKnits – All Night Knits
  • Follow me on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllNightKnits – All Night Knits
  • Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelFolk4 – @RachelFolk4
  • Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/allnightknitter – allnightknitter
  • Follow me on WordPress: Below ↓↓

I know somewhere in my mind that I will never get the following I would get if this is mandatory, but I just to want to roll like that. I hope that I have proven myself worthy of your following – that is the best thing I can hope for! 🙂

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When I started this blog I was floundering. Trevor and I faced the tremendous weight that I may never be able to carry a child and the thoughts were all consuming. We both have parents that are ill (my Mom with COPD, Trevor’s Dad with alzheimer’s and Trevor’s Mom with Diabetes) and the weight and worry that we 1) couldn’t fix it and 2) couldn’t make them grandparents was crushing me alive. It was hard to even take a breath; all my close friends are pregnant or new parents and I had never felt so alone in the world.

Then came this blog, this blessing. I know it sounds like I am laying it on pretty damn thick, but I wonder if I’m doing it any justice. With you I have shared my family’s history, some of you know who my GG is just by name and through you she still lives on. I have shared hilarity (my neighbors bumping uglies) my fears (my Panic Monster) and my simple joy of knitting.

Every day I am inspired by all of you, your posts have pushed me to try new things, learn new things and I have become very close to some of you – as close as the internet will allow. I guess you can say that you, my very own version of the constant reader, reminded me how to breath again.

So thank you, thank you so much.

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One more quick thing. If you feel like this blog is serving a bigger purpose than just a giveaway then please re-blog this post. The more people who see it and respond to it means the more small businesses that will be highlighted. I am just one little person who really wants to make a difference – if you can, please help!

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85 thoughts on “♥ 100th Post GIVEAWAY! ♥

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  2. knitnrun4sanity

    You are so very generous. What a really great idea. I shall put my thinking cap on and return to this later. Remember you are inspiring to others as well as others being to you. I love being able to connect with people that i wouldn’t normally be able to.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      Thank you, what a truly wonderful thing to say. I am a bit worried that I am making it too much work for people to enter, but I hope that the outcome will be in my favor.

      Reply
  3. celastrina

    Hello from your newest follower! I think this is a great idea, I might do something similar when I get to my 100th post!
    1. My passions – at the moment, all things DIY wedding planning! Usually its knitting and sewing, and I’ve just started with a bit of crochet 🙂
    2. I had an Etsy page a while ago, but its not active at the moment, maybe next year when I have more time to make up stock!
    3. My favourite small business is Stiletto Studio (www.stilettostudio.co.nz) but I’m rather biased because my sister runs it! As for online stores, it would have to be Felt.co.nz, and Vintage Loft in particular – http://felt.co.nz/shop/tasha
    4. I’ve already bought a few things from Vintage Loft and I have my eye on several more – she has great creativity, and I love that many of her things are matching! She’s also pretty flexible with regards to changing settings if needed.
    Here’s to your next 100 posts – cheers!! 🙂

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    1. Christen Mattix

      1. My passions – knitting a half mile line to the ocean and blogging about it!
      2. My etsy page – christenmattix.etsy.com
      3. I most admire mooreaseal.com.
      4. Simple design with a bohemian twist supporting compassionate causes.

      Congrats on 100 posts! Keep up the great energy!

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  4. Sara Crafts

    What a lovely idea! Here goes….

    1. My passion is most definitely knitting.

    2. I’m don’t have a shop because I’m much too chicken to attempt it.

    3. I love the shops JewelryMORIAH and knitshearbliss (I can’t paste the links using the WordPress app, for some reason).

    4. MORIAH’S jewelry is sweet and simple. I especially love her sparrow pieces. Knitshearbliss makes fabulous little wristlet project bags- perfect for on the go knitting!

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  5. bekswhoknits

    Congrats on 100 posts!!!! I didn’t think I’d last a week either although when I first started blogging I didn’t know how to knit! How times have changed.

    Favourite etsy shop???
    Oh that is difficult. Not too much effort but difficult to narrow down.
    I love yarnvszombies – kiki’s colour combinations and inspirations are always just too awesome for words

    I have 4 bracelets and 3 more on the way and 2 rings from sugar pop boutique.

    Hungry Designs has the most awesome brooches.

    And…. And… And….

    I am an etsy addict. Here are more of my favourite things. http://etsy.me/15DLP2x

    Congrats again on 100 posts!!!

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  6. Nadine Roberts

    My passion is crocheting. I keep a hook and yarn with me at all times.
    My shop is in my blog nadinecreates.wordpress.com I have decided to let people email me if they are interested in a piece I have in my gallery.
    My favorite shop isn’t a shop. It is http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/ She does sell her book Crochet Saved My Life there.
    What i love about her shop or book is that she promotes crochet in a positive way. She also explores crochet that is outside of the ordinary and give me inspiration.

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  7. Valerie Baber Designs

    I love your 100th blog. Great way to do it. Fantastic!! 🙂 You inspired people to push through their circumstances and work towards a better day. Thanks for doing that! I love reading your blogs. Here’s to 100’s more.

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  8. vuchickens

    What a great passion you have for small businesses! And your knit designs are beautiful as well, especially your super slouchy beret. It looks so cozy! 🙂 My passion is knitting… and chickens… and sometimes knitting chickens. I don’t have a shop, but I may someday if I start coming up with more original designs. My blog is http://vuchickens.wordpress.com/ (I just published my 100th post as well!) and my favorite Etsy shop is Claire Garland’s: http://www.etsy.com/shop/knittedbabe. She inspired me to starting knitting toys, which I’ve become obsessed with, and I think she’s a brilliant designer. I’ve bought quite a few of her patterns, and she even inspired me to learn to sew! (But I still prefer knitting… the needles aren’t as dangerous.)

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  9. Hannah Rose

    I love that you’re doing this, and it’s such a great idea, I might have to steal it. 😉

    1. First and foremost, CROCHET. I’m in love with it and its endless possibilities. And I love that it can be used in my second passion, which is making jewelry. I may eventually fall equally in love with knitting, if I can ever completely master it.

    2. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AWorldCreated

    3. LoveFuzz https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveFuzz
    I love this shop because the owner takes simple crochet beanies, hats, etc, and embellishes them with unique and beautiful embroidery. I love the look of just about everything in this shop.

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  10. lottieknits

    Congratulations! How have you crammed 100 posts into such a sort space if time? I’m beginning to think that you might be super-human as well as a particularly super human being 😉

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      Good heavens your sweet! I’m not sure how I got here either to be honest, but it’s been a great ride! You should enter the giveaway, I have no problems shipping across the pond! 😉

      Reply
      1. lottieknits

        Not sweet, just honest 😉 My next post will be my 50th! But it’s taken me much longer than it has taken you!

        Might enter the giveaway, but as I have far too many knitterly things already I thought I should give everyone else a chance!

        P.S. Seen your next post. I have only one word for you, you bad influence!

        BEHAVE! 😛

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  11. The Knitterly Hooker

    I don’t think that I congratulated you on your 100th post! Congrats! 😀 I love reading your blog! I’m not sure how you get it done but you do! Thanks for doing this giveaway and promotion of small business!

    1. My passion is knitting and photography. I’m aspiring to design knitwear and I have ideas I just have to start.
    2. My shop is relatively new and small; it’s called WoolSeamToMe (www.woolseamtome.etsy.com). It’s more of a hobby right now… We all have to start somewhere right?
    3. My favorite Etsy shop is Remember Wynn (www.rememberwynn.etsy.com).
    4. I like the shop because of the personalized labels for handmade crafts to give it that special and professional touch.

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  12. craftmanicmommy

    Congrats on your 100 postings! That’s a lot of writing and sharing 🙂
    1. I’m passionate about so many things! It’s hard to narrow down…Yarn (knitting and crocheting), pretty packaging and soap
    2. I have 2 shops (is that greedy? lol)
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaitriDsigns and http://www.etsy.com/shop/sidedoorsoaps
    3. My fave etsy shop??? sooo hard but right now is http://www.etsy.com/shop/legoods.
    4. I’m a sucker for washi tape, cute packaging materials and have been building my shopping list to upgrade both my companys’ packaging. I window swoon at this shop almost daily!

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  13. feelgoodknitting

    What a clever idea for a giveaway! I may have to borrow it next Small Business Appreciation Week. Here’s my info:
    1, My passion: Primarily knitting. I also can and do crochet, spin, and dye, but mostly knitting.
    2. My patterns: Feel Good Knitting, http://www.ravelry.com/stores/feel-good-knitting
    3. My favorite Etsy shop: Tough call. Probably Butterfly Girl spindles. http://www.etsy.com/shop/butterflygirldesigns
    4. WHY you love this store: They’re just so pretty! Droooool.

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  14. salpal1

    1 Knitting first, crocheting second.but really card making is 1.5. Sewing comes after crocheting. 🙂
    2 no biz of my own. 😦
    3. my favorite Etsy shop is the quirky One Woman Studio – Julia makes lots of fun things, but I love her recycled feed bags. She doesn’t do them on the cheap, they are well constructed and creative. Many copy her, so I try to support her.
    4.) Oops – answered above. 🙂 Never could follow instructions. 🙂

    This post is really quite touching, you know, I am so glad that blogging and building the online community has ben so helpful to you. IT is amazingly powerful when people read what you are writing and can relate to it – you find you are not alone. YIPPEEEEEE! And I still crack up at the thought of you trying to sneak in the house with those neighbors going at it….

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  16. awesomesauceasshattery

    A fabulous idea from a fantabulous gal! Congrats on your blog success so far & keep the hilarity coming…your posts always brighten grey Berlin days! *I’ve pimped your giveaway ;O)

    – I am a pattern-allergic sewing geek & my weapons of choice are a retro machine & upcycled/thrifted fabrics. I shan’t clutter up your comments with my insane amount of business-y links – they’re all on the sidebar of my blog =O)

    – I have 2 lurvly lassies that I’d like to introduce: Bekka of http://bellemonde.storenvy.com/ – her crochet is simply divine! & Anna of http://riusocreativo.blogspot.de/p/le-mie-creazioni.html – funky accessories all created from upcycled & recycled materials!

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  17. littleblackdogsa

    100 posts, well done! Congratulations.

    In order to join you in the giveaway, here is my penny’s worth:

    I love to knit, crochet, make beaded jewellery and toys. I love my family, I also love my cats and dog.
    I make goodies for other people, but only when asked.
    My fav. Etsy shop is Skermunkil – currently not very busy on Etsy, but we have a monthly “neighbor-goods” market, where she sells her goodies.
    Why I love her? she makes awesome jewellery, that is the perfect gift for any of my friends.

    Have fun and take care, 🙂

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  18. ReturnToBasics

    You really have the patience to reply to every comment! This is a gr8 idea for 100th post. I might use it too, if I ever reach that number. Good luck with your giveaway 🙂

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      Thank you! I try to respond to the comments because I am just so touched (and surprised) that people actually care to read my stuff! I’ve been so lucky to find this community online – it’s been a great 100 posts!

      You’ll get there, I have no doubt. And when you do I will be right there reading it!

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  19. Darlene

    Hi, congrats on your 100th post and such a sweet giveaway! My Bliss is Knitting and finding 1 store that I love on etsy is hard but for today I picked Papercatz (http://www.etsy.com/shop/papercatz?ref=l2-shopheader-name) she has great stuff and very friendly packaging.
    You are an inspiration I have just found your blog but have enjoyed getting to know you!
    Peace & Blessings
    from a new friend in PEI Canada

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  20. Darlene

    Hi, congrats on your 100th post and such a sweet giveaway! My Bliss is Knitting and finding 1 store that I love on etsy is hard but for today I picked Papercatz (http://www.etsy.com/shop/papercatz?ref=l2-shopheader-name) she has great stuff and very friendly packaging.
    You are an inspiration I have just found your blog but have enjoyed getting to know you!
    Peace & Blessings
    from a new friend in PEI Canada
    I sent this again because I messed up my email sorry!

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  21. ElPetitTaller

    Hello! This is such a nice way for a giveaway!
    I follow your blog and now I also follow you on Etsy 🙂

    My biggest passion is sewing and quilting (followed by knitting, embroidery, crochet…)

    My Etsy page is http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElPetitTaller

    And this is so difficult now… there are so many lovely shops I like!
    I’d go for one of my first purchases and also because she’s become kind of special. Berry encouraged me and helped me with a few tips to open my shop back in October 2012, and ever since we’ve kept in touch. Her shop is

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/moxiebscloset
    and she makes really (but really really) well made lovely handbags. Her choice of fabrics is really nice and she will always accommodate your personal requests.

    Thank you so much for sharing this, I’ll be having a look at the other comments to discover more shops!

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  22. rainbowjunkiecorner

    Great idea for a Giveaway and unusual too!
    1) I suppose my greatest passion of all is designing things because my head works so much better than my hands but I also like turning my designs into objects and these days that mostly means crochet.
    2) N/A
    3) I think my favourite small business site would be http://www.woolhogs.co.za
    4) I like it best of all because of all the lovely yarns they sell but they have loads of other items and bring together a lot of other small business designers.

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  23. lollyknits

    1. My passions are many! But in relation to my online persona, knitting, spinning, and writing!
    2. I don’t have a shop because I don’t have time 😛
    3. My current favorite online shop is Mad Color Fiber Arts, http://madcolorfiberarts.com/
    4. I particularly adore their spinning fiber, because it’s soft and wonderful and dyed beautifully. I got some at a fiber festival that looks like a pretty watermelon!

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  24. jsletto

    Great job on the 100th Post! Keep it up! Great success comes from great beginnings. 😀
    1. I love to crochet the most and sew / quilt, making jewelry and art using acrylic paint, and I love to take pictures and blog about them all. haha.
    2. http://jslettodesigns.wordpress.com is my small business website.
    3. http://www.etsy.com/shop/preciouscraftz is one of my friends etsy business
    4. I have known this friend since 2008 and she has always been a wonderful example of her hard work and dedication to her craft and I look up to her. Besides, she makes really cute stuff!

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  25. Moby Knit

    Congratulations on your 100th post! You are definitely a much more prolific blogger than me!

    I am a knitter through and through. I daresay it’s an addiction. 🙂

    I don’t have an Etsy shop, but I’d totally love to. It’s on my to-do list.

    My favorite Etsy store is Pantera Pens. (Can’t figure out how to link on my phone. Sorry! )

    I love this shop because I have this thing for fountain pens, and his pens are just gorgeous. Plus they’re really well made.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. 🙂

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  26. spynner5

    Congrats on your first 100th … & looking forward to many more.
    1. My passion(s): fiber play (spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, crochet, macrame, in any and all combinations); making music (mountain dulcimer, bodrhan, bowed psaltery), writing poetry, with occasional dives into paper art and other experiments.
    2. No business website (yet; plan to do Etsy in a bit) but you can find out more about me at http://thetuneweaversweb.weebly.com/
    3. For yummy soaps and other surprises I love http://www.goodiesunlimited.com/
    4. Great customer service and wonderful products: yummy soaps, “miracle goo” (aka Everything Balm) and Wood Beams (furniture cream) are my faves but there’s lots more to like. Everything is hand made from her own recipes.

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  27. knitnrun4sanity

    Gosh. Looking at the number of replies you are going to be one very busy person over the next few days. I have yet to list anything in my shop so will not share that with you. My main craft is hard to declare …can i cheat and say crochet jewellery? I have to be honest …I spend more time on blogs and tend to by from them but I would like to mention claireabellmakes as she is very supportive to me, has built her shop and blog up over the same ti

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