05 December 2012

Holiday Giveaway - Minaret Earrings

I'm so happy to announce that it is time for Sew, Mama, Sew!'s Giveaway Day!  (It actually began on December 3rd, but I'm a little late in the game.)  However, it's not to late for you to participate.  If you are new to my blog, welcome and thanks for visiting!

I'm giving away one pair of my Minaret Earrings in your choice of either Green Czech glass beads OR Red Czech glass beads!


How to enter:

*Participation is quite simple- all you need to do is leave me a comment telling me:

 "What is your favorite dish and/or baked treat to make especially for the holidays?"

In the comment, please also include your email address if one is not connected to your account and whether you prefer the Minaret Earrings in Green or Red (or a mixture of both!).

*To get a second bonus entry let me know that you are a follower of my blog, or become one and let me know. : )



Hand wrapped Minaret Earrings feature hammered brass teardrop hoops with either your choice of green Czech glass beads or red Czech glass beads.  They will be made by me especially for you!

The giveaway closes at 5pm PST on Friday, December 7th.  A winner will be chosen at random no later than Sunday, December 9th.  The earrings will be shipped no later than December 14th.

And finally, this giveaway is open to international participants as well!

To enter more giveaways, be sure to stop by Sew, Mama, Sew!.

-This Giveaway is Now Closed-
Thank you to all who entered!

82 comments:

Sara said...

These are beautiful! I would like them in green or red! My favorite thing to make at Christmas is decorated cookies. My husband and I started this tradition while dating. We made about 4 dozen the first year and it took an entire day! Looking back, I can't believe I actually got him to spend the whole day baking! haha!

Kate said...

My mom always makes puppy chow at Christmas and it's so good! We rarely have it the rest of the year, so it's a special treat.

knottygnome said...

gorgeous earrings! i'd like them in red.

at my house i looooove caramel sticky buns. this is the only time of year i'm potentially up for putting in all that hard work to make them.

Robin said...

My favorite holiday dish is probably my Mom's stuffing. I love me some carbs!

Catskill Quilter said...

What lovely earrings! I would prefer the red. Every Christmas my Mom would make powdered sugar nut balls, and now that she is no longer with us, I continue the tradition, and bake them every year.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a regular follower of your blog!

Line said...

Lovely! I also love them in a more oval shape. But for the present, I think I'd go for the red ones.
What I love to eat for Christmas is pretty much anything that is unusual (often because pricey) in our everyday food range: venison stew, lobster or snails (yes, yes! with butter, parsley & garlic!) for savouries, or a Xmas log or an Alaska for dessert, in particular.
Before eating some of these treats, thanks for the chance!
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Michelle Frame said...

I love making Pumpkin Bars.
I would love the earrings in green.
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Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I love baking gingerbread cookies!

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I follow you on GFC now and realized I forgot to say which color I prefer in my first comment! Oops! I LOVE the green :)
and if there is any trouble finding my e-mail address, it's
crunchyconservativemommy (at) gmail (dotcom)

Amy said...

Hi Amy! I am a regular follower of your blog. I LOVE the green earrings! I am already dreaming up outfits in my head.

My favorite holiday treat is definitely pecan pie. I am no good at making it; luckily my MIL makes an amazing one!

my email is amy.b.chojnacki @ gmail.com

Gill said...

Sticky toffee pudding!
I like the green best!

Melissa Palmer said...

Sugar cookies! Thanks for the chance! mjp0419 at gmail dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

I'm a new follower via GFC as Melissa Palmer
mjp0419 at gmail dot com

Cindy Lutz said...

I am a follower of your posts Amy, and a very very pleased customer from your Etsy shop. You make the MOST BEAUTIFUL detailed jewelry. One of my favorite baked treats for the holiday would be any cookie that contained chocolate! My most favorite is a peanut butter suprise cookie where I put milk duds in the center of the cookie dough and bake them. Peanut butter cookie crust surrounding a surprise of milk chocolate and caramel in the center...hmmm heaven on earth! I love both the red and green earrings, but If I were the winner, I would request that you find some deserving young lady, who perhaps will not have much of a Christmas and gift them to her.

KRubin said...

These earrings are beautiful. I would definitely give them to my sister as a stuffer for the stocking that I am making her. My favorite holiday treat is puppy chow, although some people call them muddy buddies. :)

BlessedCP said...

These are lovely and I would want them in red in honor of my daughters birthstone. My favorite treat to bake is Russian Teacakes.

Rie said...

It's got to be anything with fruit mince, I mean, who can go past a fruit mince tart!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love a lasagna - made in advance so it can just be cooked and eaten - no fuss on the day. I also love a apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Goes well with a turkey meal :)

Jackie said...

Love those earrings! I would ask for green. Sugar cookies are a must.

Sally said...

These earring are great! I love the simplicity!

My favorite dish.... I don't so much have a favorite... I used to love peanut butter blossom cookies (the ones with Hershey's kisses in them), but now peanut butter makes me sick :(

Autumn Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! My favorite thing that we have each Christmas is German pancakes with homemade syrup. Yummy! I think that I would go for the green beads.

Paloma said...

Mexican fruit punch is my favorite for the holidays. Our family recipe is a little different from this one: http://mexicanfood.about.com/od/bebidasdrinks/r/ponche.htm - no prunes or booze and a few more ingredients but you get the idea.

The earrings are lovely. I like the green.

Sarita said...

My new favorite holiday dish is coconut whipped cream - just chill a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight, then turn it upside down and open it from the bottom the next morning. You'll be able to pour off the more watery coconut milk, and be left with the cream... just whip the cream with a hand beater for about a minute, and you've got perfect delicious dairy-free whipped cream.

Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

sandyandcosmo said...

I love the Cojito that my daughter-in-law makes!

moonlightsewing said...

Mint fudge ... yum!

I'll have to say green, but because these are so great, and green would get more mileage with my wardrobe.

em_komiskey at yahoo dot com

ELNM said...

I make meringue cookies that have walnuts, chocolate chips and crushed candy canes in them. Yum! Thanks for a very pretty giveaway!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

slacker said...

my husband makes a pretty lovely sweet potato pie from scratch. mmmm... with some whipped cream on top. oh yeah.

green, please!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous earrings, thanks for a lovely giveaway. We like my husbands favourite dish all year round as it was his mother's recipe for a hungarian dish her version of chicken paprikosh and it is so yummy I just love to make and eat with all the family. It keeps her memory close to us all. grace55(at)hushmail(dot)com

hueisei said...

I love to bake cheese sticks

Djaj said...

Hi ! My favourite dish is whatever my mum cooks... I wish I could cook as well as she does, each meal is a treat... I also wish I could spend XMas at my parent's place this year but we were there last year, so maybe in 2013...

Djaj said...

And I am now a GFC follower !

Mary Ann said...

Chocolate chip cookies!

thehappycrochetchic said...

my favorite holiday treat is iced sugar cookies.YUM

Despina said...

we always make kourabiedes, a traditional holiday Greek cookie, with flour, butter, almonds, sprinkled with rose water and covered with icing sugar!!

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Despina said...

Forgot to mention I'd love these so much in red!!
:-)
GFC follower: deb_oro

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

I would love these in red!!!!!!!!
We bake a lot for the holidays, only then you understand it's Christmas, from the smells of butter, cinnamon and orange!!

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Alena Belausava said...

I think a mixture of green and red would be great!

I make cinnamon variously-shaped cookies!

pinkmalice (at) mail dot ru

Laurie said...

Spiced pecans. I am baking a batch in the oven right now to take to a party tonight.

Dottie said...

These are beautiful. I'd love to in them for my daughter. She would love them as much as I do.

Dotvining@yahoo.com

heatherbailey said...

I'm partial to cherry pie. And fabulous green earrings :-)

xo—Heather

vwlady said...

I'd like them red, please, if I'm a lucky one. I like chocolate pecan pie. YMMMY!

vwlady said...

I'm a new follower, too.

Taysha said...

I like to make xmas cookies

marth225 said...

Have you ever had a lemon ice box cake. It is wonderful. It is so rich I only make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas

Rose said...

My favorite treat at Christmas time is Chex party mix.

Victoria said...

I love to make Coca Cola cake!
I like the earrings in green...they are beautiful!
vamcd89@gmail.com

Saraccino said...

Oh, the earrings are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win them :)

My favorite treat is since last year the brown sugar, brown butter shorties after the recipe from smitten kitchen. They taste just so great with so many different facettes to taste. Not looking fancy but I prefer them to all other cookies and sweets!

Bree said...

I like to make cranberry white chocolate bars.
jitterbug1(at)gmail(dot)com

Saraccino said...

I am a follower of your blog! :)

It was over a last sms giveaway day that I found your blog!

*waves*

Claire

(this time I forgot to make something to take part too, next time again!)

usagypsy said...

These are gorgeous! One tradition I do is make a traditional Czech Christmas bread call vanocka. It is my grandmother's recipe and I've made it for years. My family looks forward to it every Christmas!! Wouldn't these Czech earrings look fabulous in my ears while I do my kneading and baking of my Christmas Czech bread? :) I would love the green! Thanks :)

Brooke said...

I like to bake sugar cookies!

Erin P. said...

I love pumpkin rolls, they have to have a lot of filling and no nuts. eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erin P. said...

I follow your blog. eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

my favorite holiday dish to make is a red velvet cake for desert. I love it and so do my kids . Of course I think they have 2 favorite dishes the red velvet cake and oreo cheesecake. I get begged for both constantly.
conn_and_vans_mom@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

I bake bread for everyone, it's always a hit :)

Rachel said...

I'm a new follower! (and forgot to say in my first comment I love the green!)

Craftgirl83 said...

I always bake pumpkin cookies. So good!

Craftgirl83 said...

I now follow you with GFC.

Stephanie said...

I follow. Hope I do win, my daughter just asked for green earrings for christmas!

Stephanie said...

Fav thing to cook. Has got to be cookies!

Breanna S. said...

Those earrings are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

fern said...

Love these in green! I like to make these: http://www.danamadeit.com/2011/11/recipe-double-dark-chocolate-pomegranate-cookies.html

The Hungry Crafter said...

Very pretty -- in red for me. It's not really a dish, but I like to make a rich and creamy egg nog on Christmas Eve!

Heather said...

I love sweet potato casserole.

KeriCan said...

Ohio Buckeyes - peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate!

Georgia said...

My grandma always makes the BEST cheesy potatoes and homemade rolls.
peachstateme(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carla G said...

I like to make some sort of goodies!! My favorite is Nanaimo Bars, but I can never decide which flavor I like best so I make 1/2 a pan of both the original yellow and the mint green. Thanks for a chance to win! I like the green, but would like to see the red beads before I decide. :)

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower via gfc! :)

lefty.rollins said...

I love making candied almonds during the holidays.

I think I would like the green earrings. Thanks!

quiltmom said...

I like to make nuts and bolts and fudge at Christmas.
Your earrings are lovely in green but I think I would like them in red. Red is one of my favorite colors.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It has been fun to meet new to me bloggers.
Regards,
Anna

Ashley said...

Red Velvet Cake!! I love both colors, but I think I would go with the green!

pieceLove said...

Beautiful! I like to bake Honey Drops.

Peggy said...

That green is wonderful! I like to bake sugar cookies!

Joyatee said...

I looove pecan pie! Mmm. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Joyatee said...

I'm a new follower on Google Reader.

jruminski said...

Definitely green bean casserole - not fancy, but so good.

Green please! Beautiful!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the giveaway, the earrings are so pretty! my favorite treat is homemade gingerbread men with almond icing. yum!

Fleurette said...

I love baking fruit cake and make several for family and friends. The green earings are so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway.

littleblackduckblog said...

Peppermint Bark all the way!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The earrings are beautiful!
I like making cinnamon muffins, they smell like Christmas to me!

Made for You by Amy Plew said...

My favorite thing to make is spritz cookies in the shapes of Christmas trees with a red hot on top. Thanks for the chance to win!