I won! I won!

What did I win you might ask.  This cool needlepoint pillow.


How did I win? Many blogs have awesome giveaways for readers who make comments. I enter lots of online drawings for the blogs i read. I never win, until yesterday. This pillow came from happy stuff's blog. Happy stuff is written by a madison children's librarian extraordinaire and generally really crafty chick Carissa. Her blog is filed with all sorts of fun adventures and explorations with various craft mediums – she quilts, makes jewelery, takes lovely photos, screenprints and does all sorts of great crafty stuff. Her craft business Pidoodle Designs recently opened an etsy store – you should go check it out. I love the little handmade notebooks.

I love reading her blog. It makes me long for those pre-kid days where I could work on craft projects (and leave stuff out unattended where it would not be disturbed) and take trips to visit friends and go to many movies in one day and the list could go on and on ….. reading her blog is a little escape for me.

Thanks so much for sharing your talents – giving away a lovely handmade item is awesome. When I pulled it out of its wrapping the kids immediately started clammoring "my pillow", "my pillow"   – sorry kiddos that's mommy's pillow. Thank you so much Carissa.