Saturday, June 11, 2011

Birthday Bash Giveaway!

So without waiting any longer, I present to you the winner of our awesome Birthday Bash!

Shannon Gammon

You have been sent an email, and I hope you respond in time, otherwise we will need to redraw!

I wanted to thank everyone for spreading the word and participating in our giveaway. We had 240 entries, and you are all amazing for everything you've done. Thank you thank you!!

please note that our winner was picked via!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Birthday Bash Giveaway!!

Oh man, here I am one year after starting my journey as a hat and prop maker. I didn't really know then how things would snowball. I just remember thinking, that if a few people bought my hats then I would feel satisfied in myself. It started as a need to find something to do for me while struggling with some postpartum depression while living in Iceland. It helped! So much more than I even thought it would.

When I look back to my first few orders, I remember how I beamed when I told my husband Jónas about it. And he was so proud and so supportive. Who has an awesome hubby? This lady! I couldn't have done it without him. No but seriously, he has been so supportive that he even has learned to crochet to help me when I get backed up on orders. Amazing.

My dear friend Brooke was a HUGE helping hand in the whole process. We are so lucky to have had our boys within 2 months of each other, and she came to me asking if I could make her hats. I had only been dabbling in making things. Once I made her the first few hats, she sent me some amazing pictures really making my items look so beautiful. The boost of confidence she gave me with those pictures is priceless, and really helped me feel like I could go far with this.

So here I am, 3500 fans later. One year into my amazing business. I am blown away. By the fans, but the amazing customers, by the photographers. By the new friends I have made. Truly, it is a huge family.

How does one thank everyone for all the amazing support and smiles along the way? Well, by throwing one huge Birthday Bash giveaway! Don't get me wrong, this journey hasn't always been only smiles, but the frowns fade away and the smiles remain. For other little businesses just starting out (Technically I kind of still am too!) don't be afraid to push on and give it all you got. Nothing worth anything is easy. The battle is half the fun.

On to the prizes!

$100 Gift Certificate to Elskan Baby

$40 Gift Certificate to Love by CC

$50 Gift Certificate to Belle La Mere

One of these adorable hats from Fresh Outta The Oven

Super cute Baby Bear and Momma Bear tees from Myah & Me

Baby or Jr Executive Tie from Baby Brims and Bellies

$25 Gift Certificate to Crochet Medley
One of these darling hats from Posh Props

$30 Gift Certificate from Glorious Memory

$35 Gift Certificate to After the Bump

Dress of Choice from All the Muches

Mesh Newborn Egg Pod from Darn Fanciful

1-5 years Pink and Brown Raccoon Hat from Red Windmill Designs

1 Newborn Cupcake Hat in Vanilla, Strawberry or Blueberry from Noggins 2 Piggies

Beautiful "Driftwood" Chinstrap Nebworn Hat from Sweet Pea Hats

$20 Gift Certificate for crochet patterns to Inner Hooker

$30 Gift Card to Treasured Little Creations

Earflap Zebra hat up to adult size from La La Lily Boutique

$30 Store Credit to Evie n Lizzie
Newborn Pom Pop Hat from Ali Bali Green

$25 Gift Certificate from Naturally PlayfulCustom Colored Newborn Roscoe hat from Mudpies and Pigtails

Entry 1 (required): Visit each vendor's Facebook page and "like" them or add them as a friend. Let them know that @Elskan Baby sent you! Be careful not to go too fast, or you will be considered spam by Facebook.

After doing so for each vendor, come back and leave a comment stating you did so. Leave your email, for when we find the winner, we can immediately notify you.

Entry 2 (optional): Make your Facebook status have a link to the blog and tag Elskan Baby in your post. Double check that you put the @ symbol before Elskan Baby so it will tag us on Facebook. For example, Go check out the giveaway @Elskan Baby is having over at her blog,!
After doing so, come back and leave another comment (also including your email) telling us you did so, and that will be 2 entries.

Entry 3 (optional): Spread the word by either tweeting, blogging, or posting about this giveaway on forums or websites. Come back after doing so and leave another comment (also including your email) telling us you did so, and that will be an additional entry.

Misc Terms and Conditions:
  • Please only leave up to these three potential comment entries after completing the instructions for them. Please do not leave other comments. Each person is only allowed 3 entries, and no more. Any other comments will be removed.
  • Winner will be chosen by using and only announced on the blog.
  • Giveaway begins June 1st when it goes live on the blog, and lasts until Midnight June 8th. No entries before or after these will be valid.
  • Winner will have one week from the closing of the giveaway to claim their prize. After that, the winner will be redrawn!
  • Facebook is by no means affiliated or a part of this giveaway.
  • Any information you provide to us will not be shared with anyone other than the participating vendors in this giveaway.
  • All prizes will be mailed by the vendor providing the item. Shipping and production times will vary with each vendor.