Saturday, February 19, 2011

GIVEAWAY - Pinks & Needles 3rd Anniversary Giveaway!


Going on now through February 28th!

Pinks & Needles is celebrating it's 3 Year Anniversary in the month of February !Thank you to everyone who has supported my little shop over the years! It's very heartwarming : ) To help celebrate Pinks & Needles 3rd Anniversary I want to do a giveaway or more specifically "3" giveaways - winners will be picked at random and announced here March 1st!

Here are 2 ways to enter in to the giveaway!

#1 You will automatically be entered in if you place an order between Feb 1st- Feb 28th!

or............

#2 Please leave a comment telling me a pin topper idea you would love to see in my shop! Please keep in mind I do not want to make pins of any trademarked product like Winnie the Pooh etc. as that would be a copyright infringement : ) + it's more fun to let the creative juices flow!

Of course I understand that some of you may comment ideas that I have already done in the past or have thought of myself ~ that's totally fine! I will let you know when I respond back to you if I have already done a pin like that or have a design in the works etc.... But if you could give me specifics like: "a blue teapot with pink roses and white polka dots" that would be wonderful for me!

 If you have already placed an order go ahead and comment here too it will count as 2 entries!

Good Luck!
 Hugs~
Gigi

P.S. Each prize will come with an extra sweet surprise!

64 comments:

Anita said...

How about a mermaid?

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Anita! That's a lovely idea! I'm marking it down right now : ) Good luck!

Sequana said...

Happy Anniversary!

How about a laptop or a Kindle; something along that line. A Blackberry?

InkyTonka said...

What about travel-related pintoppers? Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, etc.

Michelle

tpott said...

Hi, What lovely pins. I think a teapot or tea cup, would be a great addition. Thank you for the generous chance to win!:D Toni Anne

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your pins. How about an acorn, sheep, ducks, pumpkins, mice, buttons.

Always April said...

We are getting ready to move back to Texas so I am obsessed with all things Texas, so that is my vote.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

a mini quilt! A little 9 patch square or something along that line.

Mrs Woo said...

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful! I would love to anything to do with the Wizard of Oz! That'd be a brilliant set actually!

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Sequana! That's a great idea! I have made "geekery" pins in the past but I never posted them to my shop. I made an alien and a robot - but a Kindle or a Blackberry would be a great idea! Thanks!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi InkyTonka~
Wonderful idea about travel related pins : ) I have done an Eiffle Tower before that was part of a Paris set a long time ago and a suitcase too. I love the Big Ben idea and the Sydney Opera House would be a great challenge for me thank you so much
; )

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Toni Anne~

Thanks so much for entering in to win! I have done lots of teacups and a few teapots and I even did a kettle one time. I just listed a cute little mushroom teacup in the shop this morning : )I promise to have more tea related items very soon! I appreciate your ideas - Good luck!!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Megan~ thanks for your comment!I love your idea of a duck that would be so cute! I have done an acorn, pumpkin, mouse and a sheep before but with Spring coming up I will surly add those items to the to-do list! Thank you so much : )

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Always April~ good luck with your BIG move since everything is bigger in TEXAS! How fun! I have never done any Texas related pins except one of my very first pins I ever posted in the shop was a TEXAS Sprinkle Cupcake which I think if I took the time and went through my sales I bet would rank as my #1 selling pin of all time! I listed one today if you would like to see it:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67601509/texas-style-rainbow-sprinkle-cupcake-pin

Thanks for your ides! Maybe a long horn skull?

Gigi Minor said...

Hi PunkiePie~ you'll be happy to know a quilt square has been on my list for a long while! 2 years ago I was asked to make 250 of them but at the last minute she changed her mind to polka dotted bows : ) I promise at some point I will have some cute quilty pins in the shop! Thanks Jen!

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Mrs Woo~ (cute name btw) ~ so this is kinda of funny but last night on flickr someone had mentioned to me about making Wizard of Oz pins - seriously just last night! Would you believe me if I told you that's my #1 MOST requested set???? I have lost track at how many people want them!! I seriously need to get on that now!! I think glittery ruby slippers would be the best! Thanks so much ; ) They will be really fun to make!

J & A said...

They are so cute this is the first time I have seen them. How about cupcakes they are really popular right now.

Gigi Minor said...

Hi J & A~
I'm so glad you stopped by to say hi and leave a comment - thank you so much! It's amazing how cupcakes are still so popular I agree! I have done so many different cupcakes I have lost track!! : ) Do you have a favorite color combo or maybe a "something special" that could go on top of one? Please let me know!

SandyHutton said...

Hi Annie: I have admired your work for years. I would be happy if you knew the recipe to the " Big Pink Cookie". and shared it with me.
Jinger sends her love too drinking all her water like a good girl. XO

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Miss Sandy! I'm sorry I don't know the recipe : ( But I'm sure there's a bunch on Google maybe? I"m thinking the Big Pink Cookie would make for an excellent pin topper too : )

Cindy Sews said...

Happy Anniversary! How about fashion drsses on either a hanger or a headless manikin. I love all of your work. Maybe repeat something that you did awhile ago.

Gigi Minor said...

Thanks Cindy! I love the hanger and dress idea very cute! I have made a dress form/mannequin a long time ago but it took me soooooo long to sculpt it I figure no one would want to purchase it due to the high price tag so I never bothered! But rest assured I will be doing a dress form soon I just need to work out the kinks!

Sherri said...

I would love a "quilty" pin, too! I'd also love a dress form pin. Of course I love every one I've received in the pin topper club...it's fun to have a little collection!

Rix said...

Hi Gigi! Love your pins! You ever make letters? to spell names or banner pins saying Happy Birthday, Your great, Your sew creative, etc...
Thanks Debi

Little Creatable said...

Oh my...how did I know know this was going on! You know I would love to see a teacup or a witches hat...I really love witches.

This is so exciting for you YAY on your 3rd anniversary.

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Little Creatable! Thanks for stopping by : )I love witches too! I really love Halloween related anything! I promise to have a new design witch hat towards the end of Summer to celebrate 2011! I've done 2 witches hats in the past (one for 09 and one for 2010 ...let me go find them...here they are:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giginbigred/3853009392/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giginbigred/4921250137/

I do have a teacup in the shop right now and have done a lot of different ones over the years (teapots too)...Is there a particular design you would like to see or color? Let me know and I'll put it on the To-Do list! XOXO

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Debi (Rix) ~ thanks for leaving a comment! I love the idea of monograms too. I did do some one time for a swap - the letter "L" that reminded me of Laverne & Shirley's uniforms they used to wear with the monogram! Remember that? Anyway I think the design wasn't that great because of them being so fragile so believe it or not a couple of weeks ago I had an idea to hand paint a letter on a polymer clay white circle and as I was doing it I realized I need new paint brushes bad!!!! I wasn't happy with the results hence haven't posted yet to Etsy but I will very soon! Something that says Happy Birthday on it would be so cute! I appreciate your thoughts - Good Luck!!

Here's the "L" pins I did:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giginbigred/2033458665/

Gigi Minor said...

Thanks Sherri! I hope you have received the latest PTMC by now : ) Yes a quilty pin and a dress form are in the works! Looks like I'm going to be a busy bee coming up here real soon! Hugs!

mandapanda said...

Oh WOW!!! Happy blogversary! How about an apple tree? I made some little clay trees last night using red seed beads as the apples, but they're not pins. I think that would look awesome!! Or maybe an apple pie, or a picnic basket?

Raesha D said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It has been so fun to watch your shop just take off!! Your pin toppers are so darling. How about little Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse heads in all different colors?? I just got back from Disneyland so I have Mickey on the brain:)

Gigi Minor said...

Raesha!! Long time no talk : ) You''ll be happy to know last night I finished the Blood Orange tea you gave me. I keep all my loose leaf in glass jars so it's always fresh! It was so sad to see it gone! It seriously smelled like orange sherbet!
Disneyland is so fun! I hope you went to California Adventure too!

Roseanne said...

I love sewing and have lot of friend that sew. Lot of us make pincushion. We would love to see a pin like a measuring tape or thimble or a sewing machine for us sowers out there.

Gigi Minor said...

Hi mandapanda~ an apple tree would be delightful! Especially because a lot of people who have my pins already usually have an apple!! That would be really cute! I have made apple pies in the past too!:

here's the little pie:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giginbigred/2681691745/

annemarie said...

I would love to see and Irish pin - shamrocks - something to celebrate the Green!! Love all your pins.

Canadian Kristin said...

Oh my! These are amazing art! Your Flickr photos keep going and going, you are a very talented lady!

What about a little Jack Skeleton (Nightmare before Christmas) or BookWorm or Camera collection. The Secret Cottage and the Vintage Banana Split are my faves... I love the little themes you've done! Is there already a little John Deer tractor theme?

Diane said...

What about frogs & lilypads.
or dragonflies with or without flowers.
teddy bear picnic?
I like wizard of oz too.
Diane

Diane said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Gigi Minor said...

Hello Annemarie!
I love the Irish theme for sure! I am slated to make a pincushion set in the next couple of weeks with one of the pins being a shamrock! I will make them as singles too so please come back soon to the shop to see : )

One of the very first pincushion sets I ever made was a strawberry themed one and one of the pins was a shamrock with a tiny little lady bug in the middle : )

here's it is (kind of hard to see the 4th leaf in the pic):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giginbigred/3347163248/

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Canadian Kristin! Thanks for popping by! I love all of your ideas - the bookworm and camera especially! Probably won't do the John Deere or Jack Skeleton just because of copyright infringement but I imagine they sure would look cute as pins - I hope you understand : )

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Diane! The lily pad is a must! I have done frogs before but a new frog design would be great to go with the lily pad! I have done a few dragonfly designs over the past couple of years. I need to figure out the wings a little better so they don't break - but I sure do love dragonflies! A teddy bear picnic would be great too! Thank you so much for stopping by : )

Dawn said...

I love nursery rhymes!! Something like "Hey Diddle Diddle" or "Little Miss Muffet".

Jenny said...

Love your pins! I would love to see an embroidery theme, such as a hoop and needle.
Happy Anniversary!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Dawn~
Love the nursery rhymes! The cat and fiddle would be darling pins so would a spider and bowl of curds!!!

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Jenny~

Yes a hoop and a needle would be so cute! In fact someone on my flickr page mentioned that exact same pin a couple of days ago!! I must get on that : )Thank you so much for commenting!

Sugary said...

Hello Gigi, I will follow you for a long time on Flickr, but only today I discovered your blog ... and this surprise: a giveaway! I'm so happy! So I'll try too...
I'd love a set of pins with stuff that are in heaven..the huge blue space always makes me dream! It would be a beautiful rainbow, a classic kite with the tail, a small cloud, a paper airplane...
Happy Anniversary!
Sugary

prills said...

Hi there! How about a flock of sheep with a herding dog, or a wolf in sheep's clothing?
prills@aol.com

Jenny said...

All your pins are so cute that it's hard to think of something to add. How about kokeshi or matryoshka dolls?
Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your anniversary!
~Jenny~

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Sugary! I love all of your ideas! The kite especially as my maiden name is Kight (pronounced kite)!! You'll be happy to know a rainbow is already in the works! Thank you so much : )

Gigi Minor said...

Hello prills~ I love the herding dog idea! I have done a sheep a long time ago - I named him Beauregard as in Little Bo Peep's Beau! A wolf in sheep's clothing would be a good challenge! I did do a wolf with grandma's nightcap on for my Little Red Riding Hood theme a couple of years ago! Thanks and good luck!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Jenny~
You are reminding me of some Matryoshka fabric I bought a long time that I was going to make a whole pincushion set too! It would be a lovely idea - now all I have to do is dig through the good ole fabric stash! A kokeshi would be awesome! Thanks so much for your comment :)

Bry said...

I would love a tiny little bunny - maybe a boy with a little bow tie and a girl with a bow over 1 ear!

GryNoKa said...

Hi!
Happy anniversary!
What about small pennants or flags?
Hugs Gry:)

Chelsea Ann said...

PB&J
~ mmmmm sounds good right?
Chelsea Ann of ittybittybirdy

Michell said...

so hard to think. What about Farm yard animals

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Bry~
What cute ideas! Love the bow tie for the little boy and a bow for the little girl : ) I have done lots of bunnies but never have I done a baby one! Thanks so much and good luck!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Gry! Thanks so much! Yes flags and pendants are already in the works! I think a banner of flags held up by two pins would be so darling! Good luck!

Gigi Minor said...

Hello Chelsea Ann! Yes a PB & J sounds so cute! And good right now too btw : )Thanks for commenting!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Michell~ your farm animal idea is popular! A few have already mentioned them on my flickr page! I promise to make some soon! I think a duck would be so cute and a baby lamb : )Good luck and thank you so much!

Kimberly said...

Hi, I just found your blog. Since Easter is coming up, what about a chocolate bunny with a blue bow and candy eyes like the ones that have been sold since forever. Or a yellow chick "peep" or pink bunny with sparkles to look like sugar, not sure if that would border on infringement though. "Foil" eggs, or one of those hollow eggs with a bunny or chick inside. What about a little robin's next with the Momma on the eggs with just a peek of the blue eggs, Of course the Momma should be chubby. All chubby creatures are just cute. A chubby goldfish with googly eyes! For spring a mini bouquet of tulips that you can look down and see the brown stamens inside (red tulips, of course) or a mini bouquet of pink and yellow tulips with mini grape hyacinth. For Halloween, a chubby ghost with a swirly curl on his head and a swirly tail. Caramel apples on a stick. I can think of a lot of things, I just don't know how difficult they would be to create. You have a really cute idea there and I love the strawberries!

Gigi Minor said...

Hi Kimberly! I'm so glad you found my blog! You have so many cute ideas!
I have made a few different chocolate bunnies before and they even had the yellow eyes with the blue dots! And the caramel apples I have made too : ) That's so funny you mentioned pink peeps because I have been wanting to make them forever but I really am not sure about a license infringement on those? Anyway I love all of your springy ideas and I wish you lots of luck!

It looks like I have tons and tons of pins to make with everyone's great ideas!!

Pioneer Beauty said...

Oh How fun..Thank you so much for inviting me to your Anniversary Giveaway...and a BIG..Happy Anniversary to you....

Okay..My idea..or more like my Hope.. : ) is that you would make a Vintage Pink Typewriter...Wouldn't that just be the cutest thing...maybe even make a Vintage Secretary Set..The CandleStick Phone..Vintage Cats Eye Glasses...Pencil and Pad...too cute...

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the futre..

Gigi Minor said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Gigi Minor said...

Hello Pioneer Beauty! What a wonderful idea! A pink typewriter would be divine! A vintage secretary set would seriously be adorable - I love it! Good luck : )

Gigi Minor said...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS EVERYONE! POSTING WINNERS RIGHT NOW : )