HANDMADE :: GIVEAWAY :: Win an Owl Headband!


Giveaway - Win an owl headband from Oaxacaborn and Ma Nouvelle Mode

Enter to win an owl headband at Ma Nouvelle Mode! It’s one of my original designs, and I’ve hand embroidered it with vintage cotton thread. Since it’s entirely felt-backed, the owl slides easily along the elastic headband. Comfortably fits both adults and kids!

While you’re there, be sure to check out these other (group!) giveaways too.

P.S. Don’t want to wait to see if you won? The owl headband is available for purchase in my shop ;)

Custom Striped Elephant Hat for Baby :: Or, The Blog Post which Took Months to Publish


I know some of you blogging whiz kids craft your posts weeks in advance and neatly schedule them so *poof!* a shiny new post magically appears every morning.

And then some of you scribble your post ideas on a piece of paper, write a grocery list on the other side of the paper and then accidentally toss the whole thing after shopping. (Right? Please tell me I’m not the only one?) Well, the idea for this particular post was lost on the back of that grocery list. It’s truly, truly, embarrassing.

So long ago that he’s probably outgrown it, I made a custom elephant hat for a sweet friend’s son. My design drew heavily from this painting which is on his bedroom wall.

Elephant painting in boy's nursery

Elephant Hat - Striped Boys Hat

The little man’s momma sent me the sweetest handwritten thank you card, and some adorable (ahem, handsome) photos of her son modeling the hat.
Elephant Hat Modeled by Little Boy
Elephant Hat Modeled by Little Boy I’m fairly confident the incredible squeezable-ness of his cheeks makes up for how long it took me to post this. ;-)

HANDMADE :: Owl Hat GIVEAWAY!


Last week, on the Oaxacaborn facebook page, I promised a giveaway when the page reached one hundred fans. Much to my surprise and happiness, YOU made this happen in a mere couple of hours. (Thank you to Natalia of Ma Nouvelle Mode and Nicole of Darn Good Yarn for helping me get there!)

So, here it is — an owl hat giveaway to thank you all for helping me achieve a very successful first six months over at my Etsy shop, which keeps running out of owl hats. :-D So exciting!

Now on to the actual giveaway…

Oaxacaborn Owl Hat Giveaway Size 6 months

One of you will win the yellow and white striped owl hat pictured above, which is sized approximately six months. It’s crocheted in a chunky textured stitch from a super soft acrylic yarn and features an original woodland owl applique. The owl has been handmade from recycled felt and is securely attached to the hat with whimsical hand stitching.

It’s SUPER EASY to enter. Just comment on this post! No tweeting, pinning, stumbling, chirping or facebooking required. ;-) You can comment once per day for the duration of the contest. Open to all readers, worldwide! (And you don’t even need to have a baby to enter. It would make a great gift!)

And oh yes, the fine print: Infant clothing sizes, by nature, are approximate. This hat has been estimated to be size 6 months based on the measurements of a 16″ un-stretched circumference and 7″ height. Entries/comments will be accepted from Tuesday, 7 February through Tuesday, 14 February at 12am EST. This equates to 14 February at 9pm PST, and 15 February at 5am GMT). Only comments left on this exact post will be counted. One comment per day per entrant. Winner will be chosen via random.org’s random number generator. Once the winner is notified, the winner has 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!