Thursday, February 10, 2011

One World, One Heart Event Introduction

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Winners were announced here.


This entry is an indicator of my participation in this blog event: One World, One Heart. To sweeten the event, every participating blog is supposed to have a door prize, with winners selected on February 17th. To read more about the event or to visit other participating blogs, click on the One World, One Heart link above.

A Whimsical Bohemian has hosted this event with this year being the 5th year. A lot of work goes into the event but hopefully she knows how much we all appreciate all the work she puts into it. There are a lot of participants so I highly encourage you to visit the link above, perhaps put your blog on the participation list, and visit a lot of great blogs you may have never seen without this event.

So first - welcome to Crochet With Cris.

To briefly introduce myself, my name is Cris and this is my blog. Obviously, the primary purpose of the blog is to present crochet topics. Sometimes other stuff sneaks in, but I do try to stay on topic. I am 34, soon to be 35, years old and have been crocheting since I was around 5 years old. I love to create patterns, work on classic patterns, discover new crochet patterns and techniques, and crochet for charity. I don't need to tell you more about any of this stuff, there are plenty of posts on this blog to introduce you to what I do here. 

So let's get to the super fun stuff. My door prize, well THREE door prizes, are going to be crochet soap savers. The pattern is here on the site but these will be all done up for you! I'll be giving away one soap saver to each winner - and I will be selecting three winners total.

The soap savers I am making are all the same yarn brand and color so they will look pretty much like the one in the picture to the right. Basically - drop your bar of soap into the bag and use it as a scrubbing bag directly on your body. The yarn is 96% acrylic and 4% "other" - I'm sorry I can't tell you what the "other" is but I have a feeling it is whatever is in the small flecks of color.

So how do you win? Very very VERY simple - just post a comment to THIS post. It will be only one entry per person so please don't try to spam my comments. If you spam, then I'll remove you completely from the giveaway. Please make sure you leave some way for me to contact you. It could be via your blog, post an email, or something. I just need some method to contact you and let you know you won. Winners will be selected on February 18th so all comments will count up until February 17th. If you win, I will contact you and then send you the soap saver within 3 days after the 18th. I will also announce the winners on the 18th, right after they are selected, right here on my blog.

Please note: if you do not have your email on your blog profile or some means of me to contact you, then you won't be able to win. If you don't have any of these available and you don't mind, just drop your email in the comment. Anything just so I can contact you!

I'm pretty sure that's all there is. If you have any questions, do feel free to ask. I look forward to meeting all of you!

104 comments:

Barbara said...

I'm number one - hope that means I'm lucky. How creative to crochet a soap saver and how useful it must be. I would love to have a chance to win so please enter my name. Also visit my blog and sign in. Many thanks,

Tammy said...

What a wonderful idea...love the soap bag. Who would of ever thought? Great make!
smiles...Tammy

lissa said...

a soap saver - have not heard it of it done by crochet - certainly a unique giveaway and make with love since it's done by hand. I am interest in crocheting but don't really know how. I just a book and will be learning it soon, if I'm not too lazy.

it's nice to meet you Cris. hope your day is sweet!

The Altered Paper said...

Stopping in from Ky to say Hi! This is my first time participating in this great OWOH event!
I have come across so many creative bloggers in this journey! Please include me in your door prize drawing. Thank You, Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy
http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Greetings from Northern Virginia, USA. I’d love a chance at your prize! Thanks.
Please feel free to enter my drawing at http://www.knitterofhatsspeaks.blogspot.com
OWOH participant #523
avennett AT verizon DOT net

gpc said...

I'm happy to meet you! I hope you will visit my blog, too!

PEA said...

Hi Cris, so lovely to meet you:-) Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful soap savers, what a unique idea!!

Make sure you come by my blog and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already.

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Rein said...

Nice to meet you,
love your soapbag.

greetings from Germany,
Rein # 170

Belinda said...

Hi I really enjoyed looking at your blog .Its awesome!! Come see mine if you get a chance.#425
lbjnflower@gmail.com
Belinda

Kathy said...

Hi.. so nice to meet you.. lovely crocheting.. and what a neat idea the soap bags.. Hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit.. and thank you for the chance to win..
Kathy
http://katiescowsudderthings.blogspot.com/
# 617

Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, I love the soap bag idea, count me in!

Flowermouse Design said...

Greetings from Norway!! What a great idea - a soap bag. Very creative - I´ve just started to learn about crocheting. A bit difficult but never give up, right??

Please enter me in your giveaway (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.
http://flowermouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-world-one-heart-2011.html

Aimee Jeffries said...

Such a cool idea! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

http://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

So nice to meet you Cris!
binafan at hotmail dot com

http://musingsofamilitarymommy.blogspot.com/

Hoopie said...

What a clever idea!


Hoopie~OWOH~2011

www.hoopiesart.blogspot.com

Jolette said...

What a nice soap bag!
Greetings from the Netherlands,

Jolette

http://www.origedoe.blogspot.com/

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely Crocheting Cris. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
Please count me in.
Please come visit me on my blog aswell, I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH
Janine

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love the idea of a soap bag. Your shop has such wonderful things. You do great work. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.
http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

Doreen G said...
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Doreen G said...

Hi from Canberra Australia.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit your blog and enter your giveaway.
Please drop by my blog and visit mine.
Doreen #573

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Cris, I would love to win one of your crocheted soap savers. How sweet. What a great idea! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.
#844
barbara@barbaracagle.com
http://blog.barbaracagle.com

BabesbyBarb said...

that is a neat idea, my granddaughter would be wanting to snatch it for a purse, lOl she is 2 ad its the perfect size, Great blog and I hope you will stop in at mine for my giveaway
BabesbyBarb.blogspot.com
b_guilford@yahoo.com

S. said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and the chance to win.
Please stop by my blog, I'm #323. Warm greetings from Mexico ~

vicki said...

Hi Cris - it is so nice to meet someone who loves yarns like I do! I am a knitter - can't hold a crochet hook (sorry!) - but I am thrilled to meet another yarn lover. Your creation are lovely - all the things in your etsy shop are truly beautiful. Your soap bag is a truly lovely gift~~

So nice to meet you~~

Vicki

Michaele said...

Hi Cris! You've been crocheting much longer than I have! I'm a papercrafter mostly, but occasionally burn through a baby afghan or lap quilt when the mood hits me!

Your soap saver is cute, but when I saw it, I instantly envisioned how many chocolate kisses it could hold... my bad!

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!
Michaele
michaelek1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deedra said...

Lovely giveaway! Please count me in!

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your cute little soap saver.
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is gorgeous! Stop by and visit mine for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me!
Best, Holly
my blog: http://tuscanroad.blogspot.com
email: tuscanroad@sbcglobal.net

Amy Sullivan said...

~Oh what a clever lady you are !~
I love your crochet work !~
Please visit me when you can.& I'd love to win your prize~yes I would !~
~amy~

beenebag said...

cool idea. variation of soap on a rope:) count me in. I can be reached at beenebag(at)yahoo(dot)com

take care

Annie said...

Hi Cris, Great idea love it.!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

purplume said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your crochet.
Have your best OWOH ever.
ceriusdesigns@gmailDOTcom

NoodleBubble said...

Having a whistle top tour of the OWOH Blogs today...will pop back again for a longer stay...look forward to see you soon -

#728

noodleBubbble AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk in case of winning !!

Teri said...

Love your giveaway! I used to crochet but haven't for 16 years. Now I scrapbook and make altered art jewelry.
Please include me in your doorprize giveaway.
Thanks for sharing your blog. Come visit me at

http://designforty-8.blogspot.com

Thanks Teri-abella4@att.net

Nanbon44 said...

great prize, I wish I was better at crocheting, I am visiting from the Florida Gulf Coast area and it is so nice to meet you.. if you get a chance stop by for a visit.

#566 & 567

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by, I am blog #809

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.

Shaiha
blogbaby(at)comcast(dot)net
http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

MoonWillow Art Studio said...

Hello there :) Nice to meet you! Just quickly glanced at your blog & will definitely have to come back later to see more! Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd love to win! And please visit my blog & sign up for my giveaway, if you haven't already.

Have a beautiful day!
Karmen
MoonWillow Art Studio
OWOH #94

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
jacque4u2c@gmail.com

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous little soap scrubber!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Dawn said...

What a brilliant idea your crochetted soap savers are!
Please visit my blog too ~
Art of Humungous Proportions.
Best wishes from Canada ~
Dawn
#602

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy
cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com

Diana said...

Hi from Ohio. it's nice to meet you. I love the idea of a soap saver and yours is so pretty.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How very clever, a soap saver and a scrubber in one! Thanks for your generous give away! Be sure to stop by mine too! Wanda in Ohio
needlewings(at)mac(dot)com

missy k said...

Hi....

How sweet!

Please include me...

Karen#630

Sigrid said...

You have a very nice Blog. And your Giveaway is fantaschtisch. I hope to win. Please, writes me on your list.
I see your visit with myself OWOH #646.
Greetings on Germany,
Sigrid

vintage wil said...

Fantastic giveaway!!!!

Debra said...

Wow what a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Now off to peruse your blog!

Willnnabel@cavtel.net

Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Ellen said...

greetings from Canada.
Nice giveaway!
Visit me at #336 -Shimmer and Tulle

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

AlwaysInspired said...

I love this! I love using these and hate buying the plastic ones!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!
www.inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com/

Leslie H. said...

Hi from Colorado, love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit sometime. www.beckoningoflife.blogspot.com Leslie

Renee said...

Love your patterns, have stopped by before. I too love to crochet, and love to read blogs, though I have my own - I am not very regular at post as I should be.

I would be thrilled to win one of your soap savers. (what fun to have someone crochet for me!)

Tammy Freiborg said...

You've created a unique beautiful giveaway! Please visit BonsaiHabits.blogspot.com #875

trisha too said...

Nice, Cris--these are such a great idea. Okay, I have a thing for yarn and fibers (you should see my stash), and I can't even knit or crochet!!!

Stop by and say hi if you get the chance; I'm
OWOHing along with you.
:)
trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Devon said...

the soap scrubber is such a cool idea, it looks pretty too.

I would be so so happy to win this so thank you for the oppertunity.


sparklydev[at]btinternet[dot]com

WondrousStrange said...

I hope you are enjoying the OWOH. I know I am. You've got a great blog and such a wonderful prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

janil said...

Useful and pretty!!!
Nice to meet you!!!
Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

CreativSpirit said...

Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. Please put me in the draw for your lovely little soap savers and please come by #9 and say hello.

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning one of your crocheted bags Cris, they look great.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK
(OWOH#133)

martha brown said...

This soap saver is a great idea! I'm taking a crochet class starign TOMORROW so I'm sure I'll be back here! Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

CathyH said...

Hi Cris! This soap saver is something I would really enjoy, thank you!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com
http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

Digital Misfit said...

I need a soap saver to use with my African Black Soap! Yours look fantastic. I always LOL when I read "other" on a label - sad day when even the company who MAKES the material does not know what it is!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a lovely blog and an awesone soap saver. I really enjoyed my quick look around. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Rich Witch said...

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How marvelous! I would love a soap saver! I would love to win!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
Be well & wish well,
RichWitch
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Dianne said...

This is a great idea!
Please enter my name in your draw and come on over to mine-#348 and add your name if you wish. Thanks and Good Luck!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

Lezlei

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!

Michelle
http://dasmauspad.blogspot.com
mouse1996@gmail.com

WhimsyLoft.com said...

Hello, It's nice to meet you! I'm from Malaysia & also participating in OWOH 2011.
Please come visit me at:
http://whimsyloft.com/2011/01/owoh-2011/

Grace
whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello from New York! Your chrocheted soap saver is such a good idea! It's nice to find your lovely blog. My e-mail address is in my blog profile. I'd be thrilled to be one of your winners!
Hugs,

Pat

My OWOH give away:
http://millefiorifavoriti.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-2011.html

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!
Karla

Sandi M said...

Hi, I'm dropping in from PA. Cris, your crocheted soap holders are so clever. I have a friend who crochets me washcloths, but this is a new idea to me - so cool!
Sandi #559

ladybug said...

A soap saver! What a wonderful idea!
Please count me in!
and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
www.thelightifind.blogspot.com
(#535 OWOH)

calej said...

Hi Cris,
Very nice gift for OWOH, I'd be so excited to win!

Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)

Blessings!
calej

calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art
http://calej.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com.calej

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you. I just recently started to teach myself how to crochet...Love it! Very relaxing. I have much to learn, though.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

I really like your soap saver bag. Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

http://www.LamoreAllure.blogspot.com
email: Lamore225@gmail.com

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L *

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!
Sarah
roughseasdesigns@gmail.com
http://www.roughseasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Sunshineshelle said...

Don't know if I made it or not, but either way no worries the door prize is the catalyst but it's all about saying Howdy too ;) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post if you haven't already I believe there are a few minutes (??) before close off :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy the final countdown of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!
http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/

Crochetheaven said...

What a great idea! So sorry I missed it. :(

Crochetheaven said...

What a great idea! So sorry I missed it. :(

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!
Sarah
roughseasdesigns@gmail.com
http://www.roughseasdesigns.blogspot.com/

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you. I just recently started to teach myself how to crochet...Love it! Very relaxing. I have much to learn, though.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

I really like your soap saver bag. Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

http://www.LamoreAllure.blogspot.com
email: Lamore225@gmail.com

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L *

CathyH said...

Hi Cris! This soap saver is something I would really enjoy, thank you!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com
http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning one of your crocheted bags Cris, they look great.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK
(OWOH#133)

janil said...

Useful and pretty!!!
Nice to meet you!!!
Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Devon said...

the soap scrubber is such a cool idea, it looks pretty too.

I would be so so happy to win this so thank you for the oppertunity.


sparklydev[at]btinternet[dot]com

Tammy Freiborg said...

You've created a unique beautiful giveaway! Please visit BonsaiHabits.blogspot.com #875

Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Sigrid said...

You have a very nice Blog. And your Giveaway is fantaschtisch. I hope to win. Please, writes me on your list.
I see your visit with myself OWOH #646.
Greetings on Germany,
Sigrid

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How very clever, a soap saver and a scrubber in one! Thanks for your generous give away! Be sure to stop by mine too! Wanda in Ohio
needlewings(at)mac(dot)com

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous little soap scrubber!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.

Shaiha
blogbaby(at)comcast(dot)net
http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Nanbon44 said...

great prize, I wish I was better at crocheting, I am visiting from the Florida Gulf Coast area and it is so nice to meet you.. if you get a chance stop by for a visit.

#566 & 567

NoodleBubble said...

Having a whistle top tour of the OWOH Blogs today...will pop back again for a longer stay...look forward to see you soon -

#728

noodleBubbble AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk in case of winning !!

Annie said...

Hi Cris, Great idea love it.!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

Amy Sullivan said...

~Oh what a clever lady you are !~
I love your crochet work !~
Please visit me when you can.& I'd love to win your prize~yes I would !~
~amy~

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your cute little soap saver.
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

BabesbyBarb said...

that is a neat idea, my granddaughter would be wanting to snatch it for a purse, lOl she is 2 ad its the perfect size, Great blog and I hope you will stop in at mine for my giveaway
BabesbyBarb.blogspot.com
b_guilford@yahoo.com

Doreen G said...

Hi from Canberra Australia.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit your blog and enter your giveaway.
Please drop by my blog and visit mine.
Doreen #573

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
Please count me in.
Please come visit me on my blog aswell, I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH
Janine

Hoopie said...

What a clever idea!


Hoopie~OWOH~2011

www.hoopiesart.blogspot.com

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