Sunday, February 26, 2012


Welcome to Nook and Cranny's 300th post and my giveaway.  
 My gosh I can't believe I have posted 300 times..
I must say with 300 posts I sure do love to blog.  I love to follow blogs and I have a large number of favorite blogs that I follow, yes indeed I do.  I mentioned at the beginning of the week I would be offering a giveaway in celebration of this  .  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers and all of the warm   and wonderful comments I have received  for 300 posts. 
I would like to offer for this giveaway this very rustic shabby chic black crow.  More on the details of the crow in a second.
I would like to also offer in this giveaway something new I've been working on, "handmade layered ribbon/trims".  This piece of the black crows with pink crowns measures 41".
I stained the vintage eyelet trim with coffee, stamped the crows and the crowns on and added a little pink glitter to the crowns (don't think it shows up very good here though).  Taking a piece of plain muslin I sewed the eyelet trim along with large size pink rick rack and white flowered trim on my sewing machine with pink thread.
 The shabby chic trims would be useful for many things, think of all the possibilities....
 Here is another piece, this one is made the same way using burlap, beige vintage trim and some cotton flowered material (ripped for rough edges).  I have included the rest of this piece (measures 29") this same handmade ribbon/trim was used on the black crow.
The crow is made using black burlap, filled with pillow stuffing and hand sewed using pink thread.  
The tail of the crow has the words "Life is a little Brighter" along with some pink roses.
Notice the ribbon along the bottom of the crow from the piece above.
 These are some pink glass leaf type things I got given to me in a matchbox swap.
 The shabby crow has a blue stick pin for an eye and a blue glass flowered piece of bling on the bow around her neck.

 Now for the details of signing up for my giveaway, there are none....well, one!!!  Please post a comment here making sure I have a way to contact you should you be the winner.  I will draw a winner using some sort of number generated site on March 4th.
I thank you for entering my giveaway and good luck to all.
Thanks for stopping by.


Lululiz said...

Congratulations on your 300 posts! I love your layered ribbons/trims, what a charming idea. The crow, of course, is quite magnificent. Altogether a wonderful giveaway.

Gabriela said...

Congratulations!We all enjoy your posts!Thanks for sharing such beautiful creations!

andrea said...

Signing on back as a new linky follower and my! You have an awful lot of really need side bar goodies... I'm gonna have to check these out! andrea@townandprairie

The Altered Bee said...

300 posts! I'm impressed!

Something Special said...

Oh I love love your giveaway. It is beautiful pieces and so shabby! I really would love to be entered and congratulations on the 300th post. I am not quite there yet!
Michele, I noticed that there was a comment from you stating that you would like to be entered into the Vintage Spring Jar swap over at my blog. I did not find your email. I will check another email, and let you know if I see it there. I probably still have your information, because we have swapped before. I will let you know though.
your friend Michele Askeroth something special

JoAnne said...

300 wonderful posts! Congratulations and thank you Michele for all the inspiration. Love that crow (I am a crow girl) and already have projects in mind for that trim....

laxsupermom said...

Congrats on reaching 300! Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway! Love the touch of glitter on the crowns - such fun trim to use!

Trisha said...

Congratulations on such a milestone!


Alisa Noble said...

Congrats on 300!
And thank you for stopping by to visit me!

Paula said...

Hi, Michele! CONGRATULATIONS on your 300th post! Time flies when you're having a ball blogging, doesn't it?! :-) You know you are one of my favorite blogs, and I even have a link to you on my own blog! I enjoy your creative posts and think you are ever-so clever! Thanks for creating such a delightful and inspirational blog to visit. I am a huge fan!

Many blessings for continued blogging!

Paula said...

P.S. This giveaway is so darling...but who would expect anything less from you?!

Sandi said...

Congrats Michelle! Your trims are so very sweet and clever :)