Monday, May 23, 2011

sweet birthday girl EIGHT {and a giveaway!}

 our sweet and sassy little esme is eight years old today. i stayed up way past bedtime making rice cereal treats with chocolate on top for her entire class. that is what she requested and i have to admit i was a wee bit relieved to get out of baking. it is birthday month after all - i have done my fair share of baking recently.

and now, onto esme's special birthday giveaway!

do you all remember the little knit kits i introduced last christmas? if not let me tell you all about them. they include a 2 ounce ball of hand painted wool yarn and small (6 inch) handmade, wooden needles that are the perfect size for small hands learning to knit. everything is contained in an adorable project tote.


 
and the wool yarn included with each little knit kit is a very special magic yarn ball. a magic yarn ball contains little treasures carefully wound into the yarn. these small surprises are discovered as your child knits the yarn! 


esme received her very own little knit kit for christmas and she started knitting that same day. she has made a few mistakes and has even ripped all of her work out and started over a couple times but even so she loves it!



 for this giveaway we are offering one little knit kit in the color/print of the winner's choosing! you tell us what your child would love and we will put a custom little knit kit together with handmade needles, a hand painted magic yarn ball, all neatly tucked into a cute project tote and send it your way! girly, boyish, or neutral, we can make a kit for anyone.

to enter simply leave a happy birthday wish for esme in the comments on this post.
we will choose a winner at random on the evening of may 25th.
PLEASE make sure you leave me a way to contact you.
i will e-mail the winner and discuss fabric options and yarn colors and their custom little knit kit will be put together and mailed within 10 days.
i can only ship with the US at this time. thank you for understanding.

also, i would love for you to follow my blog and stop by for another visit soon, or check out inspired mama MAKES! on facebook. neither are neccesary to win but they are pretty nice things to do.

and the fun doesn't stop here - it is giveaway day at sew, mama, sew so don't miss out!

HaPpY giveaway day, friends!
have fun, best of luck, i hope you all win something wonderful! 

comments are closed - we will post the lucky winner's name tomorrow! thanks friends!

103 comments:

beth. said...

Happy Birthday Esme...you are a beautiful little girl!

This would be fun to do with my daughter...she loves pinks and purples...Thanks for participating in giveaway day!

Mika said...

My kiddos would love this! (and really, the magic yarn ball is SUCH an awesome idea!!!) Maybe mama might learn to knit too?

beanjeepin said...

My big boy (7.5) learned to knit this year and would really like this. Happy Birthday Esme!

momma rae said...

happy birthday, esme! what a beautiful name!

i love your knit kits. such a fab idea. my daughter (who is 7) would love this! thanks for the opportunity. ;)

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Happy Birthday Esme! I can't believe you are 8 already, such a funny, sweet, beautiful girl!!!

kraftykash said...

Happy Happy Birthday Esme! It has been wonderful getting to know you through your Mom's blog.

I hope you have an awesome birthday!

hilary said...

Adorable! I'm not entering to win because I won your giveaway last December. Happy day to your little girl. Just wanted to say hi!

Ally's Threads said...

Happy birthday, Esme! Would love to try your hand spun yarn! Thanks for the give-away!

allysont@ecologyfund.net

Heidi said...

I love the name Esme, she looks so much like you! Happy, Happy Birthday!
This is such a wonderful, generous Giveaway! I love the idea of having a little treasure hidden in the yarn, what a cool idea and how fun!
My 10 year old just learned to knit this past year. We would have so much fun knitting out in the sunshine together, thanks for the chance!
Please link back to my blog for a chance to win a handmade dragon tail costume!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday esme!
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

Homemaker Honey said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Pink, please!

G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
@Homemaker_Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Meryl said...

Happy Birthday Esme! May your year be as lovely as you are!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday, Esme! Wishing you a fantastic day!

(and thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity, too - what fun!)

Meikjn said...
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Meikjn said...

It is my birthday tomorrow! HAPPY birthday PRETTY GIRL! I would love to have this for my little girl this is a fantastic idea. I love everything about it.
Olsemeik@gmail.com

Jessica Jo said...

I think I like you. Happy Birthday child! 8 is a big number. It's bigger than my shoe size, that's for sure!

I think I would like this MYB/knit kit for my niece. I think her favorite color is red? But I'm not sure. She will be 15 in December. I think the kit is intended for younger than that but I think she would like it nonetheless.

Fun4Me said...

Happy Birthday Esme! Rice crispy treats with chocolate on top sounds fantastic! (I might just have to go to the store so I can make some too.) Hope you have a great birthday!

Heather Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Esme! Hope it's a great day with lots of fun.

Hope we get to play lots this summer at park days?!

I know a little girl who would love this giveaway! Thanks, friends!

At Home With Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Esme!! Love the giveaway:)
rdnetting@msn.com

Katrina said...

Happy Birthday Esme! Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!
What a great giveaway! I can't wait until my girl is old enough to knit (seeing that she is 7 months old) That would make it 4 generations of knitting in my family!

Mookie's mom said...

First, dear birthday girl, may your day be as fantastic as you are, may you eat cake and be joyous, may your most special wishes come true!

My also 8 yr old little knitter would love this! what fun!

lisadpope@yahoo.com

Aim said...

Happy Birthday Esme! I hope your day is fabulous!

I have a daughter that would love this knitting kit!

If I happen to be the lucky winner you can contact me through my blog www.radseams.com/blog

Annabanana said...

Happy Birthday Esme ! I hope your day is very blessed !

What a great idea...my daughter has begun to knit and is trying to crochet too. She would love to win your giveaway!

Kristal said...

This would be so fun for my daughter!

Happy birthday to yours!

Lauren said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Esme! Keep knitting, you'll love that you learned when you are older!!!

sorgaards (at) gmail (dot) com

Audrey said...

Happy birthday! It's awesome that you're learning to knit already!

Wrongtree09 said...

Happy birthday to Esme! DD just turned 5, and has been asking me to teach her to knit. This is just so perfect! I bet any child given this kit would find learning irresistible.

mamaacorn said...

Happy Birthday Esme! My 6yo son just learned to knit and he would love this awesome kit!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Esme!!! What a beautiful name. :)

noca0603[at]gmail[dot]com

All Things Beautiful said...

Happy 8th Birthday Esme!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday beautiful girl! <3 Scarlett and Stacy <3

Olivia said...

Happy birthday Esme from the internet! =D

alligatorhugs@gmail.com

eidolons said...

Happiest of birthday's Esme! May you have many, many more!

My oldest son has expressed interest in knitting. This kit would be *perfect* for him! (: Thanks for the chance to win.

eidolons AT gmail DOT com

Jenny said...

This kit would be perfect for my 7yo beginning knitter.

Stephanie Granite said...

Happy Birthday Esme! I'd love it in colors for a little boy, maybe some variations of brown and cream

lasirenaknits said...

Happy Birthday Esme! Enjoy your knitting and don't forget to show us a picture when you are done. We' love to see what you made. I have an 8 year old daughter too who would love to have a special bag for her knitting (and what knitter doesn't love more yarn!) Thanks so much for sharing with us!

pa7oma@yahoo.com.mx

K.Papageorge said...

Happy Birthday Esme! Eight is Great!

KellyCraftsForKids@gmail.com

Wenchy Woman said...

Happy birthday Esme! Keep on knitting, it is a wonderful hobby to peruse. :)

I have a young lady of my own who is learning to knit and would love a special kit just for her.

Phoenix Peacock said...

Happy happy birthday Esme. May you always be reminded of your creativity and unique genius.

Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Esme!!!

How cute! I'm teaching my 7 yr old to knit this summer (ahem, after I teach myself), so this would be perfect. She currently loves pink and lime green.

lagniappeacademy (at) gmail (dot) com

redzshadow said...

Happy Birthday Esme!

Eight and already knitting, that is really cool! I love the whole kit idea and the magic yarn. Very cute!

redzshadow at gmail dot com

AEK said...

Happy Birthday Esme! The fun has just begun!
My 6 year old would love this!
Thanks for the chance.
Angie
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Jeannie D said...

Happy Birthday, Esme... The Planet spins a little happier because you were born!

I have a neice who will be 8 in Feb. She is very creative and would love this wonderful giveaway

gknee-d(at)comcast(dot)net

Larissa said...

Happy birthday, Esme!

larissaesq at gmail dot com

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Happy birthday, Esme!

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Wehaf said...

Happy Birthday, Esme!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Fab said...

Happy Birthday Esme.

Mama Gone Green said...

happy birthday esme!

Lesli said...

What a sweet giveaway! Happy Birthday Esme!!

littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

nicmowat said...

happy birthday esme...enjoy your day!


thanks for the giveaway!
email in profile
or
nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com

Steph Jacobson said...

Happy birthday, Esme!

My son is only 4, but he loves to craft. This would be great to give him when he is a little older.
stephkucera (at) hotmail (dot) com

Meagan said...

What a great giveaway! Happy Birthday Esme!! Hope your day is full of laughter, fun and big slice of cake! :)

Trendymeg@msn.com

Raven's Rascals said...

Happy birthday, Esme! 8 is great! Awesome knit kits. Love the idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

ravensrascals at gmail dot com

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Esme! Love that name. :) I have a boy who is always watching me knit. This would be awesome for him. What a neat idea!
epeanut79 at comcast dot net

bsyb said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy EsMe!!!

What a great day!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

pianomama said...

How cool! My 13yo is just learning to knit - so how cool!

pianomama22 at gmail dot com

felicia said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! My son turned 8 in February and it's such a great age!

3littlebirdsstitchco(at)gmail(dot)com

jendenscott said...

Aww, hope Esme had a special birthday full of fun and sunshine! :)
Thanks for the chance to win, what a neat little prize!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

What a beautiful giveaway!

Lauria said...

Happy Birthday, Esme!!

My niece is just the right age to learn how to knit, and this kit would be great for her!

zees5 said...

Happy Birthday Esme. I pray that God will guard your heart and mind. I love this giveaway. What a great idea for teaching kids to knit/crochet. Thank you for the giveaway.

Val said...

Happy Birthday Esme! :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Esme!

Ekio Locatiare said...

Happy Birthday Esme ^_^ I hope you have had a wonderful day!

Laura said...

What a creative idea and how sweet of Esme to spread the birthday gift fun! Happy birthday Esme!

tammy olson said...

What a perfect little gift. I love the idea of a little surprise inside the ball of yarn! Happy Birthday Esme. FYI- I used to live in McCall for 8 years and we still have friends in Boise. Idaho is a wonderful state to live in.

Mary @ Bugglebee Handmade said...

Happy Birthday to Esme! Thanks so much for giving away a gift in honor of her!

Marta said...

Lovely idea!

Happy Birthday Esme! So happy you are learning how to knit at a young age! :)

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway.
atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
I live most of the time in Canada, but also have a residence in the states, so I hope you can include me in the giveaway.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just had a birthday and I hope yours is spectacular.

The Monkey's Mama said...

Happy Birthday Esme! knit something lovely!

Jingle said...

How fun is this! Happy Birthday, sweet Esme!

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jocelyn said...

Happy Birthday Esme! Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

Sangeetha said...

happy birthday esme

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Esme! (it may be a day late)

Linda said...

Happy, Happy Birthay Esme! I hope your day was special and this is a great year for you. Linda
rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

Klemm Family said...

Happy Birthday Esme!
skklemm at gmail dot com

Nadilah Magee said...

Happy Birthday Esme, my daughter Hannah will be 10 next month and she love to knit too, I'm sure she will love the prizes.
Thanks for a chance!
mageenadilah(at)gmail(dot)com

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday and I hope your birthdays only get better with age!

valh587(at)gmail.com

Beth said...

Happy birthday to Esme! Growing up crafty is wonderful!

yobethie at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

That's an awesome kit. My 7 year old is trying her hand at sewing, crocheting and knitting and would love this. Thanks for the chance.

Skooks said...

My daughter is such a girly girl and she loves to do any kind of art and craft. She would love to learn to knit with me. What a special gift.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Happy Birthday Esme, Hope your year will be filled making many wonderful memories!

ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

cheeksb said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ESME HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
cheeksb78(at)yahoo(dot)com

howtoraiseamommy said...

Happy 8th Birthday Esme!

precious_1218c at yahoo dot com

fern said...

happy 8th birthday Esme!!! 8 is great!!! if i won, i'd want this for a boy, my boy! he's 6.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Esme, my wish for your birthday is enough love to share with others, love for yourself, and enough love to last your entire life.

Thanks.

BurningRubber said...

Happy Birthday!!! We are currently into citrus colors around here. Lol

afh163 said...

Happy Birthsay, Esme! What a beautiful name!

I would love to win this for my niece, Mackenzie. She turns 8 in August and has been begging me to teach her to knit since she could talk. She used to "knit" with me by tapping needles against a ball of yarn. I think it's time for her to really learn! Thanks for the chance to win :)

-Alexis
Email: afh163@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to a lovely girl with a beautiful name! :) May you have many more wonderful birthdays in your future, full of fun and fiber.

Pam said...

Hello and a Happy Birthday to Esme!

pbl4him at aol dot com

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! What a great idea! My daughter would love this :) She's really into pink and girly lately, so anything in that vein would thrill her!

MamaPPod said...

happy birthday, esme!! (Or Hippo Birdie, as I like to tell my daughters!) Love this giveaway!

Jessica said...

Happy 8th Birthday Esme!
Sounds like you're already very talented knitter. My son Sam wants to learn to knit too.

Katrin said...

Happy Birthday Esme!
I hope you have a wonderful day with cake and lots of surprises and I wish you health and happiness!

rainbowscuba on Ravelry

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday Esme! May is a wonderful month to be born (my youngest turned 7 Saturday)!

My two girlies like whymsical characters and nature. Thank you for your kindness and generousity (even if I am not a winner this time around)!

amchart said...

Happy Birthday, Esme! It's great to be 8! My 8 year old Rebecca would love to knit with you! Ravelry amchart

Kris Davis said...

8 is perhaps the best age, no worries, few responsibilities and a whole summer ahead to enjoy. Happy, happy birthday!!!

Wow, you are such an inspiration for me and my 9 year old daughter who wants to learn to knit and crochet. While her desire outways her patience at the moment, I would hope this would help us get on track!

Kris krisdavis8@aol.com

Kate S. said...

Happy Birthday Esme!

My god-daughter would love this, thanks so much for the chance to enter!

alioop said...

Happy birthday Darlin'!

Jo said...

I just love it you do beautiful work
mrsunclefuzzy(at)gmail(dot)com

mamaTAVE said...

We wish you a happy birthday... A joyous and celebrated birthday... To our friend, Esme... May you live a long, happy life!

Jenelle said...

Truely Happy Birthday Esme! May your stitches be straight and your gauge be true! Have a wonderful day :)