Category Archives: Give Aways

I’m Back… with a Give Away!

You can call off search and rescue, I’m still alive!  Buried, but still breathing!  I try to maintain a certain level of perspective, but when you have mason jars full of garlic scapes, endless quarts of strawberries, and 5 gallons of just-picked peas all staring you down it can get a bit overwhelming!  And that is just the tip of the garden harvest; don’t get me started on the beets that need pulled, lettuces that need washed, and summer seeds and transplants that need attention!

This year my experiment with garden mulch has proven to be worth its weight in gold, or in my case, time!  Up until the past few days I was able to spend a good bit of quality time in my studio behind my machines!  I seem to always have a never-ending pile of clothes to mend/alter, UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) tucked away in cabinets and random projects just waiting to be brought to fruition!  Then there’s the shop and website…which brings me to my latest sewing endeavor!

Expressly Local Food, a Lancaster shop specializing in organic and locally grown food, offers locally roasted coffee, baked goods, bulk items, canned preserves, and my fabric totes and mesh produce bags!  (Along with a few other Pixy Patch items!)  I wanted to make sure the shop was well stocked before I let the cat out of the bag on the blog and websites!

That’s right, I am now offering MESH PRODUCE BAGS!!!  This is something that has been in the works for quite some time!  There is just too much single-use plastic floating around, mainly in bodies of water and buried in landfills!  By using these sturdy, lightweight, reusable mesh bags you are eliminating the need for the disposable plastic ones found at the food store!  I have three sizes available, S-M-L, all made from durable mesh netting, featuring a stylish fabric casing and hand-crocheted drawstring.

…and now for the give away!!  I am offering one of my fabulous blog readers a set of 3 reusable mesh produce bags!  For your chance to win leave a comment telling me what you would fill your produce bags with.  For me it’s usually lemons (for making fresh-squeezed lemonade), garlic and onions!  For additional entries you can do one or all of the following: repost this give away on facebook, friend PixyPatch on facebook, reblog the give away, or sign up to follow Twisted Threads!  For each one you do be sure to leave a separate comment.  You must complete the mandatory entry first though!  I will use the all-knowing Random Number Generator to select the winner.  Give away ends June 22nd at 11:59 pm EST!  Good luck and thanks for reading!!  ūüôā

This Contest is now closed!   A big Thank You to everyone that entered, the all-knowing number generator selected comment #11 from Tree as it’s winner!

Images and content copyright © 2008-2011 Danielle R Limoge.

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Earth Day Give Away – The MUST Factor of Fabric Bags

I really can’t say enough about the positive implications of using fabric bags! Here are a few reasons why we should “just say NO” to their disposable¬†plastic cousins!

‚ėÖ Plastic bags are made from polyethylene, which is derived from¬†crude oil and natural gas, both of which are dwindling in supply. These are valuable nonrenewable¬†resources, it is irresponsible to waste them on the production of disposable bags.

‚ėÖ Only 1% of plastic bags end up being recycled.¬†Due to their¬†light weight¬†nature and poor quality it takes more energy to recycle them than it does to produce new ones.

‚ėÖ Plastic bags contribute to the loss of life! Not only do they pose a¬†suffocation risk to small children and pets, but they are consumed¬†by wildlife on both land and in the sea.¬†Birds¬†become tangled in them, often resulting in¬†strangulation; sea creatures eat them¬†causing health problems¬†and death.

‚ėÖ Did you know that it takes approximately 1000 years for a plastic bag to¬†degrade back¬†into the soil? Our landfills are full of enough trash, why are we adding more?

Now for the GIVE AWAY!
 
 For your chance to win you must complete the mandatory entry first.  

 

Mandatory entry, leave a comment on this post. For additional entries you can do ANY OR ALL of the following:

Friend Pixy Patch on Facebook, repost this on your Facebook page, then comment letting me know you did so.

Sign up to follow Twisted Threads with your preferred RSS reader, then leave a comment stating you did so. If you are already a follower, just comment letting me know.

Sign up to receive email notices when new posts are available, then comment letting me know you did so.

Retweet this post, leave a comment including your Twitter id.

Reblog this post, leave a comment letting me know you did so.

The winner, which will be chosen on April, 22th, Earth Day, has their pick of any fabric shopping tote on my site. To parooz the available selection just visit my website, PixyPatch!

This give away is now CLOSED and the winner has been selected

Congrats Liz!! You have 48 hours to respond and select your bag. If I don’t hear back another winner will be chosen.

And now I leave you with an awesome parody about plastic bags!

Images and content copyright © 2008-2011 Danielle R Limoge.

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Spa Treatment Give Away

Old man winter has been¬†unleashing¬†his furry across the North East slamming us with back to back storms, now he’s brought ice. Lots and lots of ice.¬†My sensitive skin has been¬†on the¬†loosing side of this¬†continual battle, or at least that was the case up until about a week ago.

Determined to create a body butter that not only¬†glides on smooth, but is readily absorbed into the skin, I began digging through my herbal supply closet.¬†Finally, after a few test batches I finally¬†designed a creamy body butter that both my skin and I are happy with;¬†plus it’s vegan to boot!

This¬†delicate formula hovers right around the melting point so I’m going to have to change it up a bit if I want to be able to¬†offer it year round. I can foresee a¬†melted mess¬†during peak summer postal travels! I think the addition of calendula wax will give it just the extra stability it needs while still keeping it vegan friendly!

For the past 5 years I’ve been toying around with the idea of offering¬†gift baskets filled with an assortment of¬†my organic herbal goods. I thought what better way to kick-start this idea than to offer a mini spa set to one lucky blog reader.

This mini *Weekend Spa Getaway* set includes the following: a Shimmering Body Butter (1 oz jar), a Patchouli Lavender Sea Salt Body Scrub (1 oz jar) and one tube of Pixy Kisses lip balm in the flavor of your choosing. A tube of my regular Pixy Patch lip balm may be substituted should you prefer a non-shimmering balm.

For your chance to win you must complete the mandatory entry first. Mandatory entry, leave a comment on this post. For additional entries you can do any or all of the following: friend Pixy Patch on Facebook, repost this on your Facebook page, then comment letting me know you did so. Sign up to follow Twisted Threads with your preferred RSS reader, then leave a comment stating you did so. If you already follow this blog just comment letting me know what reader you use. Sign up to receive email notices when new posts are available, then comment letting me know you did so. Retweet this post, leave a comment including your Twitter id. Reblog this post, leave a comment letting me know you did so.

That’s 7 possible chances to win. The contest will end February 11 at midnight. The winner will be chosen shortly there after using random.org’s number generator. Good Luck!

****CONGRATS¬† Raina Rose! Random.org’s number generator selected comment #10 as the winner! Thank you all for participating and stay tuned because I’ve got another fantastic give away right around the corner!

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