Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review and Sponsored Giveaway!

This giveaway is closed now, but thank you for your interest!

(You don't want to miss this one!)

Hi, Snoodles here, and let me tell you, I never know what might be happening here at the Lilypad on some mornings when I stumble in with my cuppa. (Grin)

There are some mornings that I find the crew surfing the web. Recently they've been perusing the inventory at FabricsNQuilts, and inspiring me to design new projects!





But this is what I saw yesterday morning over the rim of my cup of the Elixir of Life:



What are the boyz up to?

Ahhh, I know, they've opened that tantalizing box that arrived from the Buckaloo View Etsy shop!
What fun! Let's see what the boyz found . . .

(A quick side note here -- as a self-employed person myself, I want to encourage and purchase from Etsy shops and other individuals. I know that many of you Lilypad peeps have shops and businesses of your own, and we here at the Lilypad salute you!)


Buckaloo View Woodshop is an Etsy store that I discovered by reading one of my favorite blogs: Liesl Made. (Her blog is full of lovely photos, pressed flower journaling, and more.) The shop is her dad's outlet for his finely crafted products.

What you see DragonDrop inspecting below is a wonderful item -- toast tongs! Lovingly made and ready to save my fingers from burning when I want to grab my toast out of the toaster, and slather on the butter! OK, fine, if you are my doctor and you're reading my blog, I really am slathering on the lowfat stuff you told me to use. (Wink) Yeah, right!



DragonDrop is a connoisseur of wood (after all, he does breathe fire sometimes when he is angry, and he singes the occasional tree or two...) and he heartily approves of this lovely cherry wood.



It's wiped with a food-safe oil to preserve and beautify the wood.

DragonDrop! Quit pretending you are a knight, and put that lance, er, tongs down!



There are walnut and cherry tongs available in the shop, and they each have a rare earth magnet embedded in the back, so that you can store your tongs conveniently. They'll be handy for retrieving your bagel or bread slice without burning your wee digits and interrupting your morning peacefulness! They'll work just as great for grasping your breakfast from the toaster-oven.



I like that beveled edge so that I can grab my English muffin without tearing it! Sweet!

Now let's see what Padsworth is checking out . . .



Oooh, pretty! A bobbin holder -- and what a holder! I love this!



Edgar crafts these from oak, and uses hardwood dowels . . . these are ready for the long haul. They are sturdy and will last for years! (Love the grain in that wood; it's just gorgeous!)



They are versatile, too. They are made so that you can sit them on your sewing table, or you can hang them on the wall, using the smoothly finished hole you see there.
The bobbin holders are wiped with a fine Danish oil to protect and preserve them. I wish you could feel this finish! Unfortunately, we don't have that option on blogger yet!



The dowels are tall enough to stack two bobbins on, so this holder will store thirty bobbins, ready for your inspired sewing.



And DragonDrop is such a darling, he showed me that my favorite Aurifil threads can sit on my holder, too, since the dowels are so nice and tall!



(That close up is for you, Mhairi!)
Oh! And the boyz wanted me to be sure to show you these:



These might just be the niftiest part of this holder - sheer inspiration when these were added . . .
Little "feet" that keep it from scooting around (or off) your sewing table! I especially love this, as my old bobbin holder kept walking off my table! (Grin)



Awesome!

Buckaloo View has other wonderful things for you to drool over . . .
There are also larger bobbin holders -- how about one that holds sixty-six bobbins? Take a peek!


Buckaloo View offers gorgeous ruler organizers made with the same care and attention to detail that you see in that bobbin holder. These are lovely wood items that will make your sewing space more beautiful.



These oak ruler holders will keep your collection of quilting rulers neatly organized, visible, and within reach. The slots are wide enough to accommodate most acrylic rulers and templates. 


The slots run either lengthwise or across the board (your choice). The boards are finished with a light Danish oil. They measure approx 6" x 10" in size, and they have those neat, no-slippy feet that you saw on my bobbin holder!

Because each piece is handmade the wood grain pattern or color may vary slightly. 

 

I hope that many of you will consider purchasing a bobbin holder or ruler organizer from the shop . . . I am confident that you will be thrilled with the quality and the craftsmanship that you see in these items. I have shopped for these before, and the Buckaloo hand-crafted items are head and shoulders above what I have seen in the stores -- and the prices are quite attractive, too!

Now, here is the question: would any of you Lilypadquilters like to win a hand-crafted ruler organizer from Buckaloo View?  Padsworth and DragonDrop are going to put in a sample pack of Aurifil thread for the winner, too!

I know, I know, I see lots of you jumping up and down and waving......hold on to your keyboards now, and I will tell you how to enter the giveaway! (You don't HAVE to do them all, but you can if you want to!) The first one is a must-do-to-win.....

1. Hop over to Buckaloo View Fine Woodshop on Etsy and look around; come back and tell me this -- what other items did you see in Edgar's shop? 
2. If you are a member of the Etsy community, add Buckaloo View to your favorites, and tell me in a comment.
3. "Like" Buckaloo View's Facebook page, and tell me you did.
4. Spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, or your blog for another entry!
5. Because we love our followers, if you follow at Lilypadquilting, you may have one more entry!

We'll leave this giveaway open for a full week (till July 2), and announce our winner shortly thereafter! Let the commenting begin! (Please be aware that I may not be able to answer every comment on a giveaway, but read them and I love you all!)

Love,



130 comments:

  1. I love the bobbin holders and tongs and the cradle is fantastic - what an heirloom that would be!

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  2. I added Buckaloo View to my etsy favourites!

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  3. Wow, I love the mantle clocks!

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  4. Paper towel holder, cradle, clocks! Beautiful workmanship!

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  5. That cradle is gorgeous! I love the mantle clock too!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  6. Oooo bobbin holders - yum!!! Fabulous work!

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  7. I have favourited the wall hanging ones -brilliant!!! I am an Etsy follower :) I am amyinuk

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  8. I am a GFC and Bloglovin follower too :)

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  9. I found this beautiful Clear Pine Wooden Heirloom Country Cradle over at Edgar's shop!
    carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail(dot)com
    http://ullhrvan.blogspot.se/

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  10. I follow you with GFC and in my blog roll!
    carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail(dot)com
    http://ullhrvan.blogspot.se/

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  11. Oh my, that fabulous baby cradle, and I love the combo bobbin holder, ruler holder for the wall.

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  12. I made Buckaloo a favorite on my Etsy

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  13. I follow Lilypad Quilting on RSS Feed

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  14. The Heirloom Cradle is gorgeous - beautiful craftmanship!!!

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  15. I added Buckaloo View to my Etsy favorites and put a heart on that Heirloom Cradle ;-)

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  16. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/349650266120912896

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  17. I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for all the extra chances!!!

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  18. I have to say that cradle is fantastic. wish I could afford it I have a new granddaughter who is suppose to make her appearance this weeik

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  19. I tweeted; https://twitter.com/schind67/status/349650723203579904

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  20. I added buckaloo to my favorites.

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  21. I follow Lily pad on facebook

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  22. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA FLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  23. ALREADY LIKE BUCKALOO ON FB
    https://www.facebook.com/linda.douglas.35


    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  24. HI! LOVE THE RULER RACK BEST!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    https://www.facebook.com/linda.douglas.35

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  25. I hearted Buckaloo's etsy shop, too.

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  26. Love the wall hung thread and ruler holder, but of course I LOVE that cradle! What a sweet heirloom!

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  27. I am one of your followers, of course. :)

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  28. I made Buckaloo a favorite on Etsy.

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  29. Hey Padsworth!! I like the Small Table Slant bobbin holder.

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  30. I pretty much did all, favorited every which way, etc, but please exclude me from the drawing. I am going to contact them to see if he will make me one for the wall, with no thread holders! (I am out of horizontal space in my little sewing room!) I love his work - BEAUTIFUL!

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  31. Oh, the cradle would be perfect with all my doll quilts (swap), thank you for sharing this with us and I am a follower of Lily Pad.

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  32. Wow ...love the clock and cradle and really like the combo bobbin/ruler holder

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  33. I saw a cradle and mantel clocks along with the different sizes of bobbin and ruler holders. They all looked great.

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  34. Such beautiful offerings! I really could use the tongs as I am always burning my fingers on my toast, and the ruler/bobbin/thread hanging holder is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  35. And of course I follow you already!
    Sandy A

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  36. Oh my! I'm a huge sucker for well crafted wooden items! Love the bobbin holders! And the tongs! (I'm forever getting fingers burnt trying to get toast out!) and that cradle is just devine!

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  37. I have added Buckaloo View Fine Woodshop to my Etsy Favs ! can't wait to see what they come up with next! :)

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  38. I have liked Buckaloo's FB page! :)

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  39. I follow you! GFC, FB, RSS :)

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  40. The toaster tongs are intriguing. And the bobbin holders are super, a great way to keep bobbins organized.

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  41. I liked Buckaloo View on Facebook.

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  42. I'm a longtime follower of Lily Pad Quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  43. Bobbin holders, paper towel holder, mantle clock, ruler holders, and a Heirloom Country Cradle.

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  44. I love the clocks and the heirloom cradle, but I don't need the cradle (no more babies here).

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  45. I've added his shop to my faves

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  46. and, I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  47. That cradle is beautiful! I love toaster tongs too!

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  48. I really like the slanted bobbin holders. And those wooden mantle clocks are classic!

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  49. I added Buckaloo View to my Etsy favorites.

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  50. The clocks and cradle look very nice!

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  51. The paper towel holder & the clocks are lovely!

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  52. I added Buckaloo View to my Etsy favourites.

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  53. I favourited Buckaloo View on Etsy.

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  54. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/MoeWest/status/349892684913197058

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  55. I follow your blog via Feedly, thanks.

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  56. Oh my gosh the cradle is gorgeous! I like the paper towel holder too and the clock is beautiful.

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  57. I follow your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. love the clocks so pretty babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  59. i liked them on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  60. i follow you via bloglovin babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  61. The Mantle clocks are amazing!

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  62. I added them to my Etsy favorites!

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  63. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/DistractedDebra/status/349928673022967808

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  64. Hi, I like the mantle clocks, I really need one of those toaster tongs.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  65. I added Buckeroo to my faves on etsy.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  66. I am already a follower of yours!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  67. He has a great store. Of course I love anything made of wood. I think the slanted bobbin holders would be so handy.

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  68. I love the combination ruler organizer, spool, and bobbin holder. That would free up so much space on my sewing table.

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  69. I am already a follower of your blog. Love it!

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  70. The cradle was so beautiful and I also liked the hanging ruler,spool, and bobbin holder.

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  71. I am a follower of your blog.

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  72. I added him to my favorites.

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  73. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/chocochippers/status/350397115530358786

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  74. I follow Lilypad Quilting. :)

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  75. SQEEEEE!!!! Hi Dragondrop (waving madly!!)
    I love the cradle and the all in one board. That one would definitely look good on my cutting table.

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  76. I liked Buckaloo View on Etsy.

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  77. I am a follower of Lily Pad Quilting. I love catching up with the craft projects and of course Padsworth (Huge Hug) and Dragondrop.

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  78. I so need that wall mounted ruler organizer! It would be far better than the nail I hang them all on :) I love that heirloom crib that they have too - gorgeous!

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  79. I so need that wall mounted ruler organizer! It would be far better than the nail I hang them all on :) I love that heirloom crib that they have too - gorgeous!

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  80. What I wouldn't do for the combined ruler/spool/bobbin holder!

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  81. I saw several things, but the wall mounted ruler holder was my favorite.

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  82. I 'liked' Buckaloo View on facebook.

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  83. The mantel clocks are really lovely.

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  84. I think that is the most beautiful cradle I've ever seen! My baby days are over but, I'd still love to have it. Maybe my 14 yr old son will make me a granma someday. ;-> Toni Anne

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  85. Yes, I'm a happy follower of your blog.

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  86. I am a follower of your blog through bloglovin

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  87. I love those mantle clocks. thanks for the chance to win

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  88. I like the small wood bobbin holder. Thanks for introducing this charming shop!

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  89. I follow your delightful blog on Bloglovin.

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  90. I really like the Shaker Style Wood Mantle Clock.

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  91. I liked them on FB and left a comment.

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  92. Nice products at Buckaloo View! I liked the Clear Pine Wooden Heirloom Country Cradle, but the sewing products would really help organize my sewing studio.

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