Thursday, August 18, 2011

GIVEAWAY - Baby sock monkey

One of the most popular items in my shop is the sock monkey. I made over 100 sock monkeys last year alone! While the work can sometimes be tedious, I really enjoy the finished project and the feeling of nostalgia that it represents for a lot of people.  

That's because the sock monkey has been around for almost 80 years. Several people have told me that seeing a sock monkey reminds them of the ones their grandma used to have or their great grandma used to make. According to Wikipedia,"The iconic sock monkeys made from red-heeled socks emerged at the earliest in 1932... During the Great Depression, American mothers first made sock monkeys out of worn-out Rockford Red Heel Socks." Back then no one had money for new toys, or even new fabric with which to make them. So moms would make dolls or toys for their children out of salvaged materials they had around the house. The red-heeled work socks that Nelson Knitting Company made were popular with the men. And sometimes, after the socks had lost their usefulness as clothing, the mothers would make monkeys out of them! :)

The Nelson Knitting Company was acquired in 1992 by Fox River Mills, which still produces red-heeled socks to this day. And these are the very socks I use to make my traditional sock monkeys.
My baby sock monkey is an adorable spin on this beloved classic. He is made out of Fox River socks, too - in the Toddler Size! :)

This month I am giving away a baby sock monkey to one lucky reader! Please read directions below on how to enter. :)



Also - Lil Hipsters is celebrating 2 years in business! Thank you to all my customers that made this possible! Enter the coupon code thankyou2 for a special 10% discount on your entire order!
Valid 8/18/11-8/31/11

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HOW TO WIN:
The giveaway will run from 8/18/11-8/21/11. Winner will be drawn and announced on 8/22/11.

Your comments on this blog are your entries.
**You must leave an email address in your comments so I can contact you if you're the winner**

1. Leave a comment on any post for the next week. Old or new posts, doesn't matter. The more comments you leave, the more times you are entered to win.

UPDATE: If you comment on any post other than this one, you do not need to come back to this post just to tell me you commented over at the other post. I will count those comments over there as entries to the giveaway.

2. "Like" Lil Hipsters on Facebook
Come back here and comment, letting me know you "like" it!

3.Follow this blog - via Blogger, google reader, RSS feed, etc.
Come back here and comment, letting me know you're following!

4. Visit Lil Hipsters and tell me your favorite item in the shop.
Come back here and comment, letting me know your fave!

5. Link this giveaway on a social networking site of your choice.
Come back here and comment, letting me know you've linked it!

6. Grab my button (in right column) and leave a link of where I can find it.
Worth 2 entries (be sure to leave TWO comments!)

Entries must be received by August 21, 2011 11:59PM PST. The winner will be announced on the 22nd. Open to US residents only. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a alternate winner.

Good luck! :)
Charity

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Winner announced here.

77 comments:

  1. I follow your blog! :)
    Team Dean(Jennie) violastitchstudio@live.com

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  2. I like lil' hipsters on facebook
    Team Dean(Jennie) violastitchstudio@live.com

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  3. I love the sock monkeys and the reuseable bags!
    Team Dean(Jennie) violastitchstudio@live.com

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  4. I'm a GFC follower!
    ~Kim
    2justByou@gmail.com

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  5. I'm pretty new to facebook, and I'm your newest fan! (Shows as JustByou Kim)
    ~Kim

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  6. I love the burpees that we bought from LilHipters. And eventually, I'm going to get an oh-so-cute sock monkey. But right now, I'm lovin this eco-friendly quilt!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78370923/eco-friendly-baby-quilt-phoebe-flower
    ~Kim

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  7. Grabbed your button! It's way cute. Find it on my blog's left hand sidebar.
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com
    ~Kim

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  8. Now, originally I came to see the post titled "Holy Guacamole," I'm gonna try to go find that one now.
    =)
    ~Kim

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  9. Just realized that I only left my email in the first comment. Is that OK?

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  10. That's fine, Kim! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  11. Love your Sock Monkies in your Etsy shop!
    crhoffart@earthlink.net

    Cathy

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  12. "Liked" your facebook page

    Cathy
    crhoffart@earthlink.net

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  13. LOVE the Crispy Apples Baby Quilt.

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  14. The "Evening Sky" Blanket is my absolute favorite!

    kjmillionie@gmail.com

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  15. I follow this blog

    kjmillionie@gmail.com

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  16. I like the yellow farmer's market bag.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  17. Love the pink knot hat!

    Lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  18. posted on the guacamole article :) mvegan5 at gmail.com

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  19. I like the Ewan the OWL - plush toy. So cute! My e mail is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  20. I follow this blog on GFC. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  21. I like lil Hipsters on Facebook. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  22. I commented on the Holey Guacamole (wow I can't believe I spelled that right first try.) post. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  23. I commented on your Nat, Volume 2 post. My e mail is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  24. I commented on your Wee Folk in The Garden post. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  25. I commented on your The value of money earned post. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  26. I commented on your Hilda and Fred post.

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  27. I commented on Waste Not. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  28. I commented on Growing my Own. My e mail address is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  29. I commented on Easter Eggs. My email is on my blog:

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  30. I love the eco-friendly spring flowers quilt! So pretty! And the tiny sock monkey is just AWESOME!!!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  31. I love the green knit baby hat!

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  32. I liked you on facebook!
    Also the monkey is so cute, I've been looking around the internet for things to collect for when my baby is born and this would be amazing!

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  33. I liked Lil Hipster on facebook-
    Cynthia
    wolfgangr2006@aol.com

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  34. Not sure if this will get me an extra entry, but I follow your twitter too! =)
    My twitter name is shopjustByou.
    ~Kim

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  35. I liked the chunky baby hat on the Lil Hipster Estsy Shop.
    Cynthia
    wolfgangr2006@aol.com

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  36. I follow this blog by email and Facebook
    Cynthia
    wolfgangr2006@aol.com

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  37. Thanks for the chance :) it's super cute!
    cam22190 at gmail

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  38. The baby sock monkey is too cute! Please enter me in the contest!
    catcraftsmo@gmail.com

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  39. My teen loves sock monkeys. She even has a sock ape that is her favorite.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  40. GFC follower (dolnaiks)
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  41. Correction: GFC follower (dolniaks)
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  42. This will be great for my little monkey. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. I subscribed to your blog mttgnc at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow you on facebook...mttgnc at gmail dot com

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  45. Woohoo!! I love sock monkeys!

    I am following your blog!

    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com
    http://christiecottage.etsy.com

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  46. This is my favorite
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78740266/baby-sock-monkey-tiny-plush-doll

    followed by "Jr." :-)


    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com
    http://christiecottage.etsy.com

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  47. I looked for your twitter in your shop profile, but came up empty.



    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com
    http://christiecottage.etsy.com

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  48. left a comment on your quilt post
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  49. follow gfc~polly
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  50. love your pink spring bunny rabbit
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  51. I'm following Lil' Hipsters on Facebook, as Jan Messali.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. I follow you via GFC, as Jan Messali
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. My favorite item is the Citrine and Aqua - Burp Cloths (set of 3) . so pretty!
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. liked Lil Hipsters on Facebook!
    Barb S.

    barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

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  55. e-mail subscriber!

    barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

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  56. I like the market bag with the juicy lemons!

    barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

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  57. GFC follower Barb

    barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

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  58. tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/winterbabe98/status/105081042527985664

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  59. I would love a sock monkey, I had a Mr. and Mrs. When I was growing up and they had to be thrown out due to damage when they were being stored, they are definitely a memorable part of my childhood!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  60. Commented on the Holy Guacamole post.
    ~Kim

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  61. Also commented on White Daisies (and heard a new song)! =)
    ~Kim

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  62. Commented on Patching Together the Random Pieces, and this is my fave post! =) Love the new quilts. Love eco-friendly!
    ~Kim

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  63. So I couldn't get the button ot work on the blog but I did link your blog and your lil' hipsters facebook page. Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try it! Team Dean(Jennie) violastitchstudio@live.com

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  64. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    THESE ARE GREAT LITTLE TOYS

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  65. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    GFC FOLLOWER

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  66. Your sock monkey is adorable. Congrats on two years in business! I'm a newbie etsian- your success is inspiring :)

    ninamn22@gmail.com
    retronina.etsy.com

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  67. My 4 yr old just told me that monkey wants to come live here with Wyatt lol.Thanks for a chance.
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. That is the cutest sock monkey

    juleemm2003 at yahoo dot com

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  69. gfc follower - juleemm2003

    juleemm2003 at yahoo dot com

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  70. I like the Baby Knit Hats...especially in green or pink...cute!!

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  71. I follow you on GFC as sklyn.
    skyn@mediacombb.net

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  72. I liked you on Facebook.
    Shari Breckenridge Klyn
    sklyn@mediacombb.net

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  73. I have always wanted a sock monkey.
    sklyn@mediacombb.net

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  74. I had a sock monkey named Cynthia that I loved to pieces ... actually 50 years later I still have her. A little worse for wear and she lives in my closet now.
    wat543 at comcast dot net

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