In which we have another sponsored giveaway!

Today, I’m UBER-excited to introduce you to Valerie Baber! Last month I had the pleasure of speaking and signing with fabulous author and galpal Susanna Kearsley during her book tour. As a thank you to the authors who participated, Susanna commissioned knitter Valerie Baber to create unique gifts–mine was a gorgeous Victorian-style neck warmer embellished with a rose and a sprig of jasmine. How perfect was that?! I was so thrilled that I immediately contacted Valerie and asked if she would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway with a piece she had in her inventory.

Valerie went WAY beyond that–she actually created hand warmers to match my neck warmer! She is giving away a beautiful pair of rose and jasmine hand warmers, just the perfect accessory with all the Arctic air we’ve had blowing around this winter. THE WINNER OF TODAY’S GIVEAWAY WILL WIN THE JASMINE-ROSE HAND WARMERS AND A SIGNED ARC OF CITY OF JASMINE! (Please note: Valerie photographed the hand warmers with a copy of A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, but you’ll be entered to win the NEW release, CITY OF JASMINE.)

Here’s what you need to know.

1. Contest is open to residents of US/Canada only.

2. Contest will be open until Friday, Feb 14, 6pm eastern.

3. You can enter by retweeting our tweets about the contest, following us on twitter, sharing our FB posts about the contest, liking our FB pages.

4. Once you have entered, you must register your entry by commenting HERE. ENTRIES CANNOT BE COUNTED UNLESS YOU HAVE LEFT A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG LETTING US KNOW HOW YOU ENTERED. Do forgive the aggressive caps lock, but I want to make sure you see that part!

5. Comments here are in moderation, so please don’t be alarmed if you don’t see your comment appear immediately. I will be approving them in batches and all comments will eventually appear.

THAT’S IT! Below are the links to our FB and Twitter accounts, as well as Valerie’s site, lots of great information about her including her etsy shop and blog, and a photo of the hand warmers!

Valerie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/vbaberdesigns

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/

Valerie’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valerie-Baber-Designs/305306129537702

My FB:https://www.facebook.com/deannaraybournauthor

Fibre Art and Creative Design is my outlet. My eclectic creations are made up of unique One of a Kind designs, specializing in Woman’s Accessories made with pure natural fibres. These multi use designs are unique in many ways, from the colour, embellishments to the accents and yarn types. Every pattern, piece and design are handmade and designed by myself.

The Woman’s Accessories include Scarves, Neck Warmers, Light Accent Scarves, Sweaters, Shawls, Hats, Fingerless Gloves or Hand Warmers, Baby Hats and other specialty knitting and crocheted designs for all four seasons. These Unique, high quality designs add to any wardrobe in any season. Exquisite natural fibres including Hand Painted yarns, Merino Wool, Baby Alpaca, Baby Llama, Silk, Cashmere, Organic Cotton, Cotton, Linen, Hand Spun yarns and Bamboo are often used in my designs. I search for One of a Kind yarns and embellishments to add that special touch to my creations. A combination of knitting, crochet, felting and other techniques are used to adorn these pieces.

You can view and purchase my most recent One of a Kind Designs at Valerie Baber Designs, http://www.vbaberdesigns.com and on my Etsy Store, Intricate Knits, http://www.intricateknits.etsy.com. Valerie Baber Designs are available for purchase at other various locations such as the Alberta Craft Council Gallery Store, Art Gallery of St. Albert, Discover Alberta store in the Edmonton International Airport.

My knitting passion started with a homespun knitwear business, called “Hey, Diddle Diddle”. Progressing from designing and knitting ready to wear children’s hats, sweaters and woman’s wear to the knitting world. Writing and designing patterns for my own line of designs and for the knitting magazine “Cast On”.

Most of my creativity comes from things in my environment such as nature, colours, shapes, people and anything that catches my eye, inspiring me to create. The texture, colour, feel and quality of Natural Yarns and Pure Fibres are my favourite to use in my unique designs.

As I continue to grow and expand my artistic business, my designs will continue to change and evolve into new and creative exciting pieces. My goal is to make wearable art pieces, to add flare and style to any wardrobe, for any season, with a unique characteristic quality of the person who has chosen to wear Valerie Baber Designs.   http://intricateknits.wordpress.com/about/

jasmine rose hand warmers


85 thoughts on “In which we have another sponsored giveaway!”

  1. Kristin says:

    Gorgeous! Followed her on twitter & re tweeted her contest announcement. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  2. Meg Doughty Anderson says:

    I have followed on twitter and retweeted the contest announcement!

  3. Jackie Lorden says:

    Followed Valerie because I already follow you!

  4. Dawn C says:

    I shared your FB posting on my wall!

  5. erin says:

    Already liked your page. But I’ve liked Valerie’s posts about the contest!

  6. Debbie Kemp says:

    I retweeted your tweet and followed Valerie!

  7. Melissa M says:

    Shared and liked on facebook. Soon to share on twitter also.

  8. Stephanie S says:

    Love love love! I already liked your FB page & shared the post! I also liked Valerie’s FB page.

  9. Sarah E. says:

    Now following you on Twitter and I have retwitted about the contest.

  10. Debbie Negri says:

    Those are the most beautiful gloves I’ve ever seen. Valerie’s creations are gorgeous. I’m happy to share. Thank you.

  11. Cassandra Mariano says:

    Great contest! I liked Valerie’s page on fB, already liked yours!

  12. April says:

    I now like both of your FB’s!

  13. Maggie B says:

    Followed you and Valerie on Facebook. So excited for this new book- PLEASE keep the exotic locales coming!

  14. Raquel M. says:

    I have followed on twitter and retweeted the contest tweets.

  15. Dianne Alleman says:

    Beautiful! I’ve already liked your FB page, and will also like Valerie’s!
    Of course, I’d also love a ARC of City of Jasmine!

  16. charlene capodice says:

    really great idea

  17. Tish says:

    Fantastic! Liked and shared Valerie’s page on FB, because I already follow you;)

  18. Warm and timely prizes for a snowy swamp
    BTW: I love all smells and reads Jasmine.
    Eleanor

  19. Christine says:

    Liked both Facebook pages. Thanks for all the contests!

  20. mp_vadel says:

    Retweeted contest announcements from you and Valerie. Now following Valerie on twitter and still following you on twitter (doesn’t that sound creepy…). Liked Valerie’s fb page (and plan on looking at more of her etsy store!), and I already like your fb page because you’re amazing! Thanks for the opportunity at winning! Whew!

  21. Moira says:

    Retweeted the contest tweet and followed Valerie on Twitter as I already follow you!

  22. Eileen says:

    Followed you both on twitter and retweeted about the giveaway. Can’t wait for City of Jasmine!

  23. Kirsten Williams says:

    Retweeted and followed! Winning this would make my day! 🙂

  24. Marguerite says:

    Beautiful and thanks.

  25. Kym says:

    Followed you on Facebook and Twitter, and shared the Facebook announcement of the giveaway. I’m about to Retweet as well. I’ve already pre-ordered the book, but I would love to have a signed copy! So looking forward to reading!

  26. Mirah Welday says:

    Just retweeted both contest announcements from you and Valerie! Fingers crossed for a win!

  27. I have liked both of you on FB and shared both your giveaway posts.

  28. Morgan Jones says:

    I liked Valerie’s page and her posts about the contest. This is fun!

  29. Milena Mutter says:

    So pretty! Retweeted your tweet.

  30. Bonnie Franks says:

    Followed you and Valerie on Twitter. Already follow you on Facebook. I retweeted lots of tweets concerning the contest. Just want to say her work is beautiful and your writing is delicious and good luck to all!

  31. Make Kay says:

    I already follow you on Twitter and FB. Shared your contest post on FB,and tweeted about it https://twitter.com/makemekay/status/433975994131947520

  32. Angie Baugh says:

    I shared and think the hand warmers are beautiful!

  33. Christina Kook says:

    Liked both on Facebook and Twitter. Shared the contest on Facebook and Twitter (retweeted contest announcement on Twitter.)

  34. Patricia LaRue says:

    Gorgeous! I am definitely entered. Would love both the gloves and the book.
    Facebook shared!

  35. Patricia says:

    I liked both of you on FB.

  36. Claire Clauss says:

    Already liked both of you on Facebook & shared the posts about the giveaway!

  37. Lisa Spencer says:

    Shared the post, liked her page, already liked your page

  38. Carrie Adams says:

    I liked Valerie’s Facebook page, and shared the link about the contest!

  39. Michelle says:

    I took no chances – I shared your post on fb and Valerie’s! I liked them both too. I’d love to win both the book & those gorgeous hand-warmers.

  40. Lesley Rollins says:

    Following Valerie since I already follow you. I hope I win could do with some pretty gloves with all this snow and a good book to read!!

  41. Brittany Wood says:

    I followed Valerie on Facebook.

  42. Stephanie B says:

    I shared the Facebook post.

  43. Bryan says:

    Retweeted the contest~

  44. Sarah N says:

    I already like you so I liked Valerie. Beautiful handwarmers! I hope I win.

  45. Judy Westmoreland says:

    I liked Valerie’s Facebook page and liked the giveaway on your Facebook page.

  46. Julia Taylor says:

    Retweeted your tweet, followed Valerie on Twitter and liked her facebook.

  47. Pamela Rider says:

    What a fabulous giveaway, seriously! I’ve just taken up knitting and have been trying to create some manner of hand warmers, and these by Valerie Baber are so pretty! I’d love to get my hands on and in a pair!

    I have retweeted both your tweets about the contest, followed both on twitter, and have liked both FB pages.

    Fingers crossed! xoxo

  48. Holly Faur says:

    Followed Valerie and retweeted!!

  49. sallie porter says:

    retweet of contest on twitter. thank you.

  50. Harriette Harra (Airieanne Andrews on FB) says:

    I’ve shared, liked and am hoping hoping hoping to be blessed with those gorgeous handwarmers and an ARC.

  51. Daniele K says:

    I “like” both FB pages and shared the contest on my page

  52. Carol says:

    I retweeted (I am ccrdmrbks on Twitter) and followed Valerie on Twitter and liked her on Facebook. Her work is gorgeous.

  53. Alleyne Dickens says:

    I shared your post on Facebook, along with Valerie’s etsy page address. I loved her work when Susanna Kearsley presented you and Jo Bourne with lovely collars at the book event in Fredericksburg. Thanks for the etsy link!!! I love buying handmade.

  54. Samantha says:

    Beautiful! I retweeted you!

  55. Joanna Byrd says:

    I entered by liking both the Facebook pages. Already follow Deanna on Twitter.

  56. Shari says:

    Liked Valerie’s FB page, followed her on twitter and retweeted the contest posts. Valerie’s work us amazing!

  57. Kim says:

    I already follow you and I have retweeted your announcement about the giveaway on Twitter.

  58. Jenn P. says:

    Followed and retweeted you both!

  59. Dani Schmidt says:

    Followed on Twitter, ReTweeted, and Like both on Facebook!

  60. Merien Grey says:

    Shared, retweeted and generally plastered it where ever I could manage 😉 Looks like she does great work but I would need to see it in person to get really creative about promoting it 😀

  61. jo Alston says:

    I love to knit and I am impressed with this pattern is a work of art. I shared on my Facebook timeline.

  62. Diane/Anonym2857 says:

    I liked Valerie’s FB page (I’m already on yours), then shared the contest info on my FB page. :o)

  63. Alexis says:

    I liked Valerie’s Facebook page. Her designs are beautiful!

    As a knitter, I’m wondering when she’ll be selling patterns 🙂

  64. C.A. LaRue says:

    RTed Valerie, already following you.

  65. Suzanne Hoffman says:

    I shared the contest information on Facebook.

  66. Ruth Nixon says:

    What a very special contest. I liked Valeries’ FB page and left remarks on her FB page and yours and shared to my FB page. I don’t do twitter or tweet, maybe at 79 I’m not to old to learn how. Thank you both Ruth Nixon

  67. Asha says:

    Entered through facebook 🙂

  68. Katie Jamison says:

    Love the half gloves! I make some but nothing that amazing!! I have liked both FB pages 🙂

  69. Lubnaa J says:

    Followed both on twitter and FB. Retweeted and shared. These hand warmers are lovely! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  70. Beth F says:

    I retweeted and followed Valerie and I already followed you!.The hand warmers are so beautiful! This is a fantastic giveaway!

  71. These are amazing. I love hand warmers. The are just so classic and feminine…and not to mention warm! I’ve retweeted your tweet and Valerie (whom I now follow) and even shared the photo on my friend’s FB page as she’s a super duper big knitter herself. 🙂 Stay warm!

  72. Mary mattioda says:

    Beautiful gloves!! Thank you for the new contest. Followed on FB & shared!

  73. Amanda V says:

    Liked and shared from your FB page, good luck everyone!

  74. Dea Jones says:

    I liked Valerie’s FB page… I already like yours!

  75. delilah says:

    I retweeted! I NEED THESE THINGS. NEEDFULLY.

  76. Jessica Davies says:

    Following both of you lovely artists on FB and Twitter. Fingers crossed!

    By the way, there’s another Valerie Baber online who is a “sexpert.” I found the correct pages and liked/followed them instead. Promise! 😉

  77. Danielle Rush says:

    Following and retweeted! This reminds me that I made a New Year’s resolution to learn to knit and crochet this year.

  78. Shona says:

    Liked Valerie’s page. Love her work! Her designs are beautiful just like your books are wonderful 🙂

  79. Cyndia Montgomery says:

    Entered by sharing your giveaway on my FB wall!

  80. Mindy Fields says:

    Following both. I was already following you. I love your books! Happy Valentine’s Day! Good luck to all!!!

  81. Shannon Vance says:

    I shared your Facebook post about the contest and liked Valerie’s page 🙂

    The hand warmers are very pretty, and I am so excited for your new book after reading the prequel.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  82. Nicole Sardinas says:

    Of course I’ve liked your page…and love sharing!
    Pick me!

  83. Gorgeous mitts! I was able to come to the talk where you received your neckwarmer, which looks beautiful on you. You three ladies were awesome! And Valerie’s designs are wonderful.

    I tweeted the giveaway (@BookwyrmsHoard), liked you both on Facebook (my personal page, plus my blog page Likes you, too), and shared the giveaway on my blog’s FB page.

  84. Kristy says:

    Shared Facebook post!

  85. Karin Caster says:

    Liked both on Facebook!

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