Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This is my 100th post!!! Let's give something away!!

~~~This Giveaway is now CLOSED!~~~

Welcome to my 100th post!! To celebrate I want to give YOU a gift!! My very first giveaway. Help me out by entering so I can get a feel for all this. I plan to have more givevaways during my Blogaversary.
Here's the scoop:
When my oldest was born it was autumn. I purchased a carseat carrier cover to keep her warm outside. I was frustrated when the tiny circular cover would fly up at every mild gust of wind. I ended up throwing a blanket over the top, which totally defeated the purpose of the cover. On top of that, every time I needed to take her out, I had to remove the whole thing. It was a pain. I decided to devise my own cover that is essentially a cover with an attached blanket.

The fleece carseat cover has elastic to fit almost every carrier out there. The top flap is a generous square with large velcro strips at the bottom to keep it on in very windy weather. It is stitched across the top.


This particular one features Tigger and is a greenish-blue with black trim.


When you are ready to remove baby, there is a 9" zipper so you never have to remove the cover entirely from the seat unless you need to wash it.My babies have always stayed warm in them and never needed anything more than the warm winter clothes they would normally wear in the house. If it's below zero, I added a small receiving blanket. This cover is also great in fall weather, baby stays comfortable and doesn't seem to get over heated.
I have made these for 6 years and have really loved giving them as gifts to my friends and family. I have even had friends request that I make them one for their friends' showers!!

I plan on setting up an Etsy shop in late April where they will be available for purchase.

For now, you can win this one!!
Some of you may not need this right now, but they make excellent shower gifts, so feel free to enter!!
I will choose a winner at random from the qualifying comments to this post. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure your e-mail address is on your profile or left in the comment! Open to all US and Canadian residents. This giveaway will be open until 3/28/09 at 11:59 PM CDT!!! I will post the winner.
Rules:
  • First, leave a comment and let me know if you think these would be a saleable item or if there are modifications you would make :) This must be your first entry.
Extra Entries:
  • Follow me on my blog and leave a comment letting me know you have. If you already follow me, leave a comment saying so!
  • Follow me on Twitter AND Tweet this giveaway. Make sure you do both, then leave a comment with the link to the tweet.
  • You may tweet once a day during the giveaway for one exra entry. Don't forget to comment!
  • Grab my button and display it on your site!
  • For THREE extra entries, link this giveaway in a post on YOUR blog! Leave a comment x3 with a link to the post you've created.

Good luck and thanks for playing!!

27 comments:

Heather & Sebi said...

Well...this is my comment (and I follow you already). I think you should make them in adult sizes. I would like to cuddle under one where no one could see me or breathe on me. I really like that idea! I think you're going to make a killing on them! These are just great!

Kristina P. said...

Seeing how I hate babies, I got nothin'.

Nightowl Mama said...

I think if you show fabric swatches then personalize the order instead of having them premade especially if your starting your store in April.
I personally always hated that the blanket area would cover and lay on the baby's face I wanted it to come up and attach near the handle to atleat make it a tent type cover. Fabulous idea and I think if you price them right you'll make great sales. Good luck to you in your business adventure.

Nightowl Mama said...

:) I'm now a follower

Dawn said...

It's cute and I'm impressed!
I do think you can sell these on Etsy for sure.

Dawn said...

I'm a follower.=)

Dee said...

ABSOLUTELY!! You let me know when you get your etsy shop up and I will totally pimp it out on my blog! I want one!!

This baby is due in Aug so at about3 months it starts to get cold and YES the wind always catches the blanket that you throw over it!

I am amazed and wish I had the talent to do it!

Dee said...

And of course, I already follow you!

Dee said...

and I already follow you on twitter...but I sent out a tweet! :)

http://twitter.com/twoofakind/status/1280954160

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

I think these are terrific! Very well thought out and I'm sure they'll sell :)

Congrats on your 100th post!

I've been thinking about starting a shop too, please share your experiences as you go along... if you don't get to busy, lol!

J. Leigh Designz said...

Being on Etsy already I think you should definitely give it a shot. I love that they have a zipper on them! I would start researching them now to get an idea on styles and pricing :) Visit the forums and chat rooms as well and that will get you some great feedback too!

I have a great giveaway on my blogg too right now!

J. Leigh Designz said...

following :)

Lolli said...

Absolutely! You should totally sell them! I think that they are adorable, and great as baby gifts!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I like the idea, and I think you should sell them! When you get your etsy store set up, let me know, and I'll feature your store as one of my Friday's Featured Etsy posts :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

pretty cute...don't need it, but will donate to the womens shelter if i win...hows that!

shopannies said...

yes i believe it is saleable and could be very useful

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The Dreamer said...

I think it's totally a sellable item. It's handy and cute!

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camper223 said...

I think they would be a seller because I bought one for my grandson since they live in the north where it gets bitter cold.
They only came in black. Also it was very thin more for summer. I would like some with prints and the choice of material for winter, fall, spring summer.
Because in the summer the sun shines and could burn baby very quickly being near a car window.
so their covered and not freezing from the air conditioner.
Good luck

News Around The Blogs said...

These would totally sale because I bought one for my sister who lives in NYC for her baby and now my friend is Preggers and I would give this to her!

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