3rd Annual Crafty Staci Anniversary Giveaway

Three years ago today I wrote my first post here.  (Don’t go back and read it – it’s kinda embarrassing – see how there’s no link?)  Where do you start when you decide to jump into the world of creative blogs without much of a plan?  You just do it, and hope it goes somewhere.  Thanks to all of you reading this, it has and I’m infinitely grateful.  I love what I do and I’m happy I’m not enjoying it alone.

Enough being mushy, let’s talk numbers.  Since birth, Crafty Staci has been visited by people from 196 different countries.  Bonus points if you can name them all.  The countries, not the people. 

CS world map visits

Reading the phrases that readers have searched using a search engine that have landed them on my blog is pretty entertaining.  Some of them leave me scratching my head.  But there are a few that come up time after time.  This is the top ten things visitors have searched for and found me:

  1. Robin Hood hat (used for Peter Pan, Prince Phillip, Green Arrow, the Pied Piper and a multitude of other characters)
  2. Fat quarter projects
  3. Crafty Staci (<3)
  4. Coffee cozy pattern
  5. T-shirt refashion
  6. Favorite e-cards (huh?)
  7. Christmas treats
  8. Paracord
  9. Ninja Monkey bag
  10. Paper fortune teller

Robin Hood Hat - Crafty Staci

On Friday, I’ll share the top ten most popular posts over the last three years.  No spoilers yet, but I will say number one is a landslide.

Now to the most exciting part – the giveaway!  I asked you what you wanted and the majority vote was your choice of something made by me.  Sounds good to me, so here’s the deal.  Leave a comment here telling me which item you’d like to win from the list.  Also tell me a color or two you like so I can choose fabrics.  If there are fabrics you like on my Etsy page, go ahead and leave the numbers.  I can’t guarantee I’ll use them, but it gives me a direction.

Here’s the items you can choose from:

Ninja Monkey Sling Bag

Passport Wallet

Camera Strap and Lens Cap Holder

Luggage Tags

Ruffled Tote Bag

Pencil Drink Sleeve and Paper Mat

Spring Apron

Coffee Sleeve and Mug Mat

I’m also giving you a second chance to enter by following me somewhere.  You can find me lots of places, like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.  I will tell you, I spend much more time on Facebook and Pinterest, but I’m trying to warm up to using Instagram more often.  Leave a second comment telling me where you’re following me now or where you were already following me.

Social Media Spools

Now for the super-boring fine print.  The contest is open until midnight Pacific time on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.  I will select a winner by random drawing on the 20th and post the name of that winner here.  Be sure to include a method to get in touch with you in your comments if your email address isn’t linked.  If I haven’t been able to make contact with the winner by Tuesday, February 26, 2013, I will draw a new winner. 

Ready?  Go!