Wednesday, January 21, 2009

a great little giveaway: spreading love!


in honour of the inspiring folks i've been chatting about this week (like pres. obama & the lovely fiveforty!) i'm having a fun little rikrak giveaway!!
TO ENTER: just leave me a comment in this post: who inspires you!


at noon EST on jan. 28th i'll randomly select one entry to win a FREE set of 4 vintage fabric iron-on hearts (to spread some eco.love!)... so you can choose your own fabrics and have them in time for valentine's day!! they are lovely little patches that can be ironed-on (no sewing! yay!) to almost anything (a shirt, a onesie, a backpack, a journal, a tote, etc!).... only one entry per person, please.
so... who inspires you! tell us who's spreading love!
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60 comments:

  1. my kiddos inspire me to be more gentle, kind, patient and creative!

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  2. rikrak, today is the perfect day for your question. a wonderful friend sent me this video: http://tinyurl.com/632adt

    i will be forever inspired by it.

    thanks for the opportunity to share.

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  3. Great little giveaway rikrak!

    My children have always been and forever will be my inspiration. I'm an only child myself, watching 3 children grow has been awe inspiring. The innocence of thier views on life help me to stay grounded. My 14 yr old is what inspired me to open my etsy shop....she made me her own handmade card and inside wrote....mom your cards are beautiful, you have to GO FOR IT....tons of people would love to buy them!

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  4. My inspiration is my mother.
    She was a single mom for a time and managed to buy a house (with no support from my father) during this time. Then she took another chance on love and met and married a wonderful man (whom I am proud to call "dad"). She went on to continue her education well into her 40's, obtained her Master's of Education and became the first Aboriginal woman Vice Principal in our local school district. Now, although suffering years with diabetes and heart disease (she is waiting for by-pass surgery) her zest for life continues. As well, her faith in what the Creator has planned for her is comforting to those of us who may fear for her future.
    My mother has instilled in me a good work ethic, self-worth, pride in my Aboriginal heritage, joy in being a woman, faith, the power of love, a love of learning. And finally, gratitude for the undying and unconditional love of a mother.

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  5. firstmost my daughter. then my grammas memory and nature.

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  6. There are so many people in different areas of my life who inspire me in different ways. But I am going to have to say my children make me strive to be a better person every single day :-)

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  7. Many people inspire me but recently I've been thinking of my late mother-in-law, who, in her 80's, was still doing so much volunteer work and making Project Linus quilts for sick kids.

    So on ML King day, which is supposed to be a day of service, I worked on Project Linus quilts in her memory.

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  8. rikrak, YOU inspire me! You are so creative with your own work; you are so kind to others and wonderfully generous with your support and encouragement! Keep it up :D

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  9. Elderly women really inspire me. so strong, yet so fragile, so much knowledge, and such grace. My grama rocks.

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  10. All the creative people on flickr inspire me! I love looking at all the different creations. So much talent out there. To me that's a wonderful source of inspiration!

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  11. All artists/designers/crafters who make a living by making things with their hands and minds.

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  12. I'm inspired by many creative folks I have met through Etsy & Flickr. They give me so much - more then they realise!
    What a fun blogpost this is! :)
    (PS: I have a little award for you in my blog, check it out - scroll down a bit as it's a few days old)

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  13. My mom inspires me a lot. Because she is so sweet and kind. I love her!

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  14. I'm inspired by my daddy and his never ending love

    dinnertimechimes.etsy.com

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  15. I am inspired by my kids-to be a better mother! Great giveaway-love love love your shop!

    Check out the giveaway on my blog too!
    http://vermillionrules.blogspot.com/2009/01/monday-giveaway-persimmon-pink.html

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  16. My grandmother was a great inspiration for me. These days though, I have to say, that all the creative people I find on the net inspire me.
    Nature itself is a huge inspiration as well.

    p.s. I love your blog

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  17. I have to say, definately my two little girls and fabric. Looking at them gives me plenty of ideas for dresses, accessories to make for them.

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  18. So many of the bloggers I read inspire me: Notes on a Cottage Industry, Nesting Place, My Romantic Home...the list goes on and on.

    These little hearts are precious! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  19. The love inspire me :) my childrem, my husband, my other family, my friends...

    meninheira@gmail.com

    thanks for the contest :)

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  20. random blogs inspire me!
    when i see the amazing things that other people are making i want to do the same!

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  21. My father has always inspired me. He was a single dad who raised me and worked really hard to provide a great life for me, and he has taught me to not take anything for granted and to work hard in life and to never give up my dreams. Thanks for entering me

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  22. Fellow bloggers inspire me!

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  23. My kids and husband inspire me.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  24. My grandmother. So creative, gentle, kind, but with a bit of sassyness :)

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  25. my son inspires me to be more ..in every way.. just more..

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

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  26. my mother is my inspiration- she has so much strength, it amazes me everyday!

    wonderfullymade729 AT gmail DOT com

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  27. Working with children is my inspiration...their innocent and literal thoughts keep me grounded and focused when I want to 'add one more piece of paper/ribbon/buttons'

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  28. My two little kids inspire me!!!!!!!

    What a wonderful hearts...! Thanks for the chance!

    cal_rubies@yahoo.es

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  29. Anyone who has the will to do something good (or nice) in the world inspires me.
    In this case, you inspire me with your generous giveaway (lol).

    Thanks,

    bandaiblossom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Oooo...how fun!
    My mom inspires me. She's always been creative, participated in craft shows and eventually owned her own business. Can't wait to see what she does next!
    Thanks!
    mlruyle@yahoo.com
    www.jewelryinfusions.etsy.com

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  31. I am soooo inspired by this lovely lovely community of crafters of my generation . . . I get a total jolt every time I log on and see what others are up to - happy to see you've started a blog! A friend and I started one this past week too . . .it's half from Ottawa, so you might relate! http://www.kindredcrafters1.blogspot.com - I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

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  32. A lady in our church inspires me. She gives of her time to all projects, she has a 90 year old mother she takes care of, she greets and visits with all new members and is a true believer.

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  33. I get inspiration from a lot of different people and places. I am always looking for it!
    Your blog looks great!

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  34. I love looking at crafting sites, Etsy, Flickr for inspiration, their creativity inspires me!

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  35. All the creative people who blog inspire me!
    srdreyer(at)rogers(dot)com

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  36. defintely my HUSBAND!...he inspires me in SO many ways, little ways. he goes to work everyday and works SO hard for us; NEVER (or rarely) complains or gives up. he LOVES to spend time with our boys, but especially with me, he would spend 24/7 with me if possible. he truly unconditionally loves me. he makes me feel like the COOLEST person ever. he inspires me to be a better wife, mother...PERSON. he is my BESTEST FRIEND ever!

    :o)

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  37. I have been inspired by all the crafty and creative people on Etsy and online. Even seeing simple things like beading a bracelet helped me realize that i can do it too:)

    cyclona66@aol.com

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  38. my parents inspire me :). they've gone through so many hard times but have always managed to be there for my sister and i whenever we need them. a big shout out to mis padres!

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  39. Right now, there's this lady that I've met in my patchwork class (she's called "Angels"... isn't it a wonderful name??) is who inspires me most. She is sooooo creative!!! We meet once a week, and she always has something on she has crafted herself: a brooch, a necklace, a scarf... she knits, sews, and recycles even the smallest scrap of fabric into great works!!

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!

    contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I am inspired by fabrics and supplies! I also love a challenge and am inspired by others thoughts and ideas. I am busting at the seams with ideas!

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  41. My mother-in-law inspires me. She does everything better than she has to - she even irons her sheets and pillowcases. She makes me want to be a better wife and mom to my family.

    susanschrock@gmail.com

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  42. My Grandma inspires me. She turned blind about 35 years ago. I can remember when she could still see a little. But she never complains, knits everything from scarves, to mittens, to slippers for the grandchildren and now great-grandchildren and also for the local self help store. Amazing! She is now 93 years old and still going.

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  43. My little kiddos inspire me. Everyday, with their adorable, curious questions and ideas!!!

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  44. I'm inspired by your beautiful blog, RIKRAK!!! Maybe I'll join the ranks one day soon!

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  45. My children inspire me.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  46. My mom!

    H.S.
    tan.huishan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Definitely my sister!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cheers,
    Melody
    mel_88_88 at hotmail dot com

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  48. Hmmm. My aunt? She's a real inspiration to me~ :)

    Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail[dot]com)

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  49. My kids. They're curious & learn every day. They love to hang out with their friends, to read, to listen to & play music. They're so creative!

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  50. My kids inspire me too! Especially my daugher who doesn't think anything is finished until there is a bit of pink in it:)

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  51. First my children and then a lot of people who's work it's fantastic :)

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  52. All the little ones in my family inspire me: my niece, my nephew, and most of all my little Phoenix.

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  53. My friends, online and off, inspire me to be a kinder, more patient person. They inspire my creativity and help me stay on track (I do tend to procrastinate OFTEN).

    hugs & hearts,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  54. Martha Stewart inspires me to become an expert in all crafts and using my hands. I want to learn how to perfect my baking(I'm a pastry chef) and how to really cook, and use a sewing machine, and know everything about each and every craft. It's all because of her.
    I look up to her as someone who knows what they are doing, and stands up for herself when needed to.
    She is someone I will always be inspired by.

    Elizabeth
    MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

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  55. HandmadeinFrobisherBay28 January, 2009 11:45

    I'm inspired by crafty women. I wish I could craft more.... until that day, I'll be inspired!

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    thank you so very very much for all of your wonderful, inspiring comments! the contest is now closed... i'll post the winner later today!!

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!