Monday, December 09, 2013

A Little Giveaway

I've been at the receiving end of much generosity lately and I have a chance to give back a little with Giveaway Day hosted today on Sew Mama Sew.

This is the season for giving, and a bottle of wine is a popular host gift- popular but, you know, just a little boring. You know what your chilled wine needs? A hat and a scarf. Sometimes you need a little whimsy and frivolity in life, right?



These dressed up bottles of wine always result in smiles and chuckles. Today, I have four sets of chilled wine garb to give away- for you to give away or to keep for yourself.




  • I'm only giving away the wine garb- you'll have to buy your own bottle of wine to dress up! 
  • This giveaway is open to US participants only.
  • To put your name in the hat, tell me in the comments: What gifts are you excited to give this holiday season? 
  • Please leave your e-mail address in the comment so I can contact you if you win, or link to your website and make sure your e-mail address is easily accessible there. 
  • I'll draw 4 winners on December 13th and e-mail them for their shipping address.
Pattern credit: If you are a knitter and want to make these yourself, here is the free pattern generously shared by Lisa Valentino.

Visit all the giveaways here and here on Sew Mama Sew to put your name in the hat for lots of fun prizes. Good luck and thanks for playing along!

And the winners are lesleyjean, Amanda, EightPP and Mandira. All winners have been e-mailed for their address.

Note: So many people who commented failed to include their e-mail address and did not have a link to one either. They lost their chance to win, unfortunately. When you enter a giveaway, please make sure you can be contacted if you win.


96 comments:

  1. Super cute! I'm knitting acorn ornaments as gifts this year :)

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    1. Oh how cute! Ornaments are nice gifts- small, can be used year after year.

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  2. That is super cute Nupur! I also like to give ingredients for ready to make cookies in bottles to friends and teachers at kids schools. ahaarmail@gmail.com

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    1. I've seen those but have never made/given them- what a nice idea!

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  3. Those are super cute Nupur! I have pinned a couple of wine sleeves to crochet.. I am crocheting a lot these days. With two baby nieces just turning 6 months old, I am crocheting some baby booties and my first baby blanket! Cant wait to finish them and see my cuties wear them! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Your nieces are going to look so cute in the handmade goodies!

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  4. I am finishing a dress for my granddaughter. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    1. Lovely- it is so much fun to sew for little girls.

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  5. SUPER cute! Another reason why I need to LEARN to knit!

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    1. Thanks Beth and I hope you can learn to knit soon, it is a lot of fun.

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  6. We bought my parents a pretty big gift this year and I'm really excited to see them open it!

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    1. Fun! Now I'm curious as to what it is ;)

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  7. That is adorable! I'm making pillow covers for my family this year!

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    1. What a great idea for a cute and practical gift!

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  8. Oh, those are cute! We're making cookies of various sorts to give to people this year, and I'm excited because this is the first time I've done a full-scale, organized, I-know-exactly-what-we're-sending kind of thing. wendryn@gmail.com

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    1. How exciting! I'm yet to start my baking...

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  9. I am excited about a special dress I made my granddaughter!

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  10. I am giving home made chocolate truffles to lots of friends, neighbors and also a foster home near my daughter's school. rujulp AT gmail dot com

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  11. This holiday season, I'm most excited to give my nieces and nephew personalized lunch bags. Happy holidays to you and your lovely family.

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  12. Hi Nupur, what a lovely giveaway! I am making homemade goodies for my loved ones-- lots of baking on the horizon. :)

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    1. Mine too :) Cookies, fruit cake and perhaps some toffee.

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  13. I bought some books for my daughter that I can't wait to read to her! :)

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  14. I am excited to give my hubby the new scope he needs for his hunting rifle. He doesn't know that I have been saving up for it. Thanks for linking to the pattern in your post.

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    1. Aww- so sweet to save up for a surprise gift.

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  15. Happy holidays!!
    Adorable Gifts to giveaway.
    I like to gift some homemade stuff. One of the ideas I have been using again and again is our "Hot chocolate mix" Thanks to you!
    Apart from that, DIY coasters, hand paint small plant pots :)

    Best wishes
    Sheela

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    1. What fun that you're enjoying the hot choc mix. Painted plant pots is such a neat idea.

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  16. Hi Nupur,
    These are so so cute.. some day I will learn knitting.. I'm super excited to gift some handmade gingerbread stained-glass cookie ornaments to my daughter's teacher and some friends.. also waiting to give my little ones some craft kits..

    Happy holidays to all of you!

    Archana

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    1. Oh my both your gift ideas are just lovely!

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  17. I've got to get some winter clothes sewn up for my daughter.

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    1. Fun! I haven't done much garment sewing yet.

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  18. I'm excited to give my husband a remote control car - he's wanted one since he was a kid and never got exactly what he wanted!

    bakergrl5@yahoo.com

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    1. I just went awwww out loud :) That is seriously such a sweet gift.

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  19. What a wonderful thought and they look so cute! I am excited to get my husband a blue tooth, handsfree kit for the car, for increased safety!
    Best,
    Sapna

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    1. Awesome- but please remember being hands free means your mind is still distracted while on the phone in the car!

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    2. So True!! Being the parents of two kids, we need to call each other during our commutes about pickups, last minute groceries, etc- and I love the Bluetooth in new car that's safer than picking up a phone :-)

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  20. These are so adorable.....i would PAY for them....hahah....lovely giveaway Nupur......!!!! Seasons greetings to the 4 of you!

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    1. Thanks! Happy holidays to you and your family too!

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  21. I am excited to give my son a train table I have been working on the whole year! He loves trains and so I hope he loves it as much as I think he will.

    Melody
    juyahna@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh how sweet is that? I imagine he'll be thrilled to bits!

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  22. Hi! It had been a while since I visited your site. Good to catch up on all the posts. We are baking a few Kerala Christmas Plum Cake loaves to give our neighbors and a few colleagues. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Now that's a wonderful holiday gift!

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  23. I just put in the mail a snowflake table runner and the backing is the Simpsons. A fun reversible.

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  24. I'm sewing hair bows for my very preppy daughter :) The wine scarves/hats are ADORABLE! :)

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    1. Thanks Holly! I have to make some hair pretties for my girlie too.

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  25. Oh my gosh I'm dying over these..especially the gray and orange one. So cute!
    I'm excited to see my mom's reaction to a surprise gift my sis and I are working on for my mom's 60th birthday.

    -Anu

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    1. OMG what fun!!! You'll have to tell us what the gift and the reaction was :)

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  26. How adorable! I'm excited to see my parents faces when I give them a photo book of their 9 grandchildren.

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  27. I made some homemade granola using Melissa Clark's olive oil recipe to give as gifts. Problem is I keep eating it before it gets into gift bags....

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    1. I've tried that recipe and it is so good! Great idea for a holiday gift.

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  28. Those are darling! I'm excited to tell our kids taht we're going to Disney.

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    1. I can just imagine the joy in their faces when you tell them!

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  29. heh..the wine garb is just so cute! I am going to make the fruit cake from your blog. I had made it a couple of years back and had loved it. We have a holiday potluck at work, and will bring in the cake. As for gifts, I am planning on treating my mom to a ceramic painting workshop as she loves to paint..and getting a backpacking backpack for hubby for his bday+christmas :)

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    1. What a sweet idea to give an "experience gift" to your mom and the backpack is a great idea too!

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  30. Those are adorable!
    I am excited about giving my flannel pj pants. I enjoying picking out the perfect print for each person.

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    1. Oh how wonderful! I want to learn how to sew PJs too- such a cute holiday gift.

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  31. Those are so cute! I am excited to tell my daughter we are getting a puppy in January!

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  32. These are so cool! This year i am giving my time - im volunteering at several events through the month with a couple of organizations! You inspire me to learn to knit :)

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    1. Shruti, Knitting is a great stress reliever too. There are a number of Youtube videos if you get stuck on something. I think it's really great that you are volunteering your time. That is the best gift you can give. We are taking our kids to serve lunch at a homeless shelter nearby. (They don't understand the concept of poverty and need the way we did growing up in India.) Happy holidays to you! R

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    2. Shruti- how wonderful of you! I do hope you learn to knit-maybe treat yourself to a basic knitting lesson at a local yarn shop maybe? If you're anywhere close to me, I'll be happy to teach you in person.

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  33. Hi Nupur, I really admire your boundless energy and organization for doing so much. These are darling!

    I'm mainly excited about watching my kids open their presents on Christmas day. Lots of books (The Lord of the RIngs anniversary edition, the complete Calvin and Hobbes set, and a mini mp3 player (for audiobooks) for my son - no video games! - and some other books for my daughter including the Enid Blyton Faraway Tree set and the Land of Sometimes book and CD.) I got my older niece a monogrammed 5 year 3 line diary. Additionally, am knitting some scarves. (I am also eyeing the Christmas Carol edition -originally handwritten by Charles Dickens - at Levenger but haven't decided whether to splurge.) R

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    1. R- You've chosen such wonderful, meaningful, perfect presents!! What an exciting holiday for your kids.

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  34. The hat looks so cute! This year I'm giving my friends jars of herbal tea leaves.
    I buy the tea in bulk and then put in in mason jars and wrap in cloth and ribbon. I also include a note with the ingredients in tea and steep time so they can enjoy it..

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    1. Great idea, Deepa! Such a comforting and special gift.

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  35. Happy Holidays!!

    govarsh@gmail.com

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  36. I'm giving pillow blankets in colors/patterns that are specific to each recipient (team colors, school colors, circles, chevron lovers, etc.)

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    1. What a lovely idea!! I've been looking at quillow patterns and might make a couple as holiday gifts too.

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  37. I am trying to finish some mug rugs for my daughter and pillow shams for my sister.

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    1. I'm trying to finish a couple of mug rugs too- the binding is making me lazy.

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  38. I'm most excited to see my kids' reactions when they see their pogo sticks under the tree. They don't ask for much but they both asked for this.

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  39. I'm making paper wreaths for Christmas this year...sports themed or Spring themed. Love your giveaway!

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    1. Great idea for a pretty and functional present!

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  40. Adorable! I am excited to give my nieces their Hello Kitty hats + gloves I crocheted!

    heidi.cipriano@gmail.com

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  41. Hi Nupur, these are so cute! I am looking forward to spending quality time with my family this holiday season... I am particularly looking forward to giving my mom a Coach pocketbook... just something I had been meaning to do for a while now! :) Happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

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    1. Your mom is going to be one happy lady! Happy Holidays to you all!

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  42. Oh these are way too cute! We decided on a "practical" theme this year which is not very exciting... but I am making fabric bags in everyone's colors to put their goodies into.

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    1. How nice to agree on a theme for each year- and fabric bags are a very nice touch!

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  43. I am excited to give personalized mittens & socks to my daughter's teachers. And some cool toys under the toys-for-tots drive :) hrashmi@gmail.com

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    1. Aww- how sweet- both of those are very thoughtful gifts!

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  44. I'm excited about giving away holiday sugar cookies and spiced nuts!

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  45. They are too cute :). Wish I was in the US!

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    1. I'll have to make you some when I visit India next time :)

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  46. These are so cute. I loved the gray and orange one.
    I am planning to make tea coasters and some frames that I can hang over the dining table.
    My daughter wants a Belle doll for Xmas. So I have to make sure that Santa gets it for her. Not sure what I should get my 6 mo son. Any ideas?

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    1. 6 mo old- let's see, based on what my daughter liked around that age: board books, play mat, toy piano.

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  47. I am excited to give some handmade cards and painting this year. I really do like making things for my friends and family. Thank you for the chance to win these adorable wine bottle hat and scarves!! So cute!

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    1. Handmade cards are always a nice touch. I enjoy making things too, but this year I'm really short on time for some reason!

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