Monday, February 14, 2011

In Honor of Valentine's Day, a Giveaway From Knitty Bitties!

I've been planning this takeover for quite some time, a year at least.  I have been carefully plotting and thoughtfully training so that eventually, I could be, would be, known as the family photographer.  You see for years, years I tell you, Art has been the camera guy, the guru of all things technical, the master of digital in this family.  He did, after all get his degree in Film and spent many years learning the technical art of lighting, f-stop, ISO, blah, blah, blah.  I watched him fiddle with the dials on our digital cameras to adjust lighting and film speed and I let it intimidate me.  So I let him continue to be the photographer of the family.  Everyone referred to our digital camera as "Art's camera" and I got stuck with the tiny point and shoot.

But as I started to blog, I realized that I too could become the photographer of the family.  Actually I realized that if I wanted to get a post written and published before the next ice age, I would have to become a photographer.  Not necessarily ideal to wait for the hubs to get home every day to take blog photos, you know.  So I slowly started picking up that bad boy of a camera and began playing around with it.  I asked questions, read tutorials, studied what I liked about others photographs, until I started to feel comfortable and slowly but surely, that camera is now as much mine as it is his.
We recently upgraded lenses, making the camera a couple of pounds heavier and the strap quite a bit more uncomfortable.  I'd been on the lookout for a sweet camera strap cover to add some padding and style to the boring black strap that is standard with all digital cameras.  And what do you know, Andrea from Knitty Bitties hooked me up!  I can't tell you how excited I was to dress up that boring strap with the pretty little cover.  And you know what?  Soon after the camera got a makeover, the kids started referring to it as "Mommy's camera."  Aha, camera domination had taken place by the woman of the house.  Finally!
Andrea started her own Etsy shop over 2 years ago to share her passion for sewing.  She is a wife,  a mother, a runner, a reader, a baker, a blogger, and a crazy skilled seamstress.  Her work is as flawless as her taste in fabrics and design.  I love her use of color and the way she mixes patterns in an unexpected way. 
 {coffee coat on left and kindle soft cover on right}
 Today, in honor of Valentine's Day, Andrea is giving away one camera strap cover of your choice to one lucky reader!

To enter, please go visit Andrea's shop and leave a comment here telling us what your favorite item is.   Extra entries for "liking" Knitty Bitties Facebook fan page, and for following Andrea's blog, and by following my blog (the other Andrea).  And heck, if you tweet about it I guess that deserves an entry too!  Make sure to leave a comment here for every entry so they all get counted.  I will leave the giveaway open until Thursday 2/17/2011 11:59 PST and I will announce the winner on Friday 2/18/2011.  


Happy Valentine's Day Friends!  I hope that no matter what your plans are, your day is filled with love.

77 comments:

  1. I love all of KB Products, but I would love a custom camera strap with one of those cutie patches on it of the camera. Her work is so awesome! Everytime I see something of her's, I wanna hit the sewing machine!

    alison

    maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

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  2. I am also a Fan on FB of KB.

    YAY!

    Alison

    maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

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  3. I have been looking for a camera strap--maybe I'll win!
    Love the pink and red snap wallet.
    I am now a fan of "knitty Bitties" on Fb.
    Now following Andrea's blog.
    And I already follow yours.
    Hook me up!!!
    Love from,
    Greta

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  4. I also follow the KB blog...

    Crossing my fingers!

    alison

    maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

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  5. I would have to say the UP zippered pouch is one of my favorites. Love all her stuff.. so adorable:) Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  6. I am following KB on facebook:)

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  7. I have been following your blog for a few months:) Love your blog:)

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  8. And now I am a follower of KB Blog:) Love the valentine table runner - going to attempt making one!

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  9. i follow the Knitty Bitties blog

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  10. i love everything in her shop...but i really love the kindle covers!

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  11. I would love a kindle cover in the Happy Heart pattern!

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  12. Just became a fan of Knitty Bitties on FB.

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  13. And I am a follower of your blog.

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  14. I love the little wallets, so cute!

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  15. definitely the camera strap.... thanks for the give away and happy Vday

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  16. I am a follower of four flights of fancy;)

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  17. I am a follower of Knitty Bites:)

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  18. A custom camera strap cover would be AMAZING :) but I really love the Everday Ruffle UP Pouch! It's adorable!! Great giveaway!

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  19. I follow her on facebook as s. rager and soon as Sand and Starfish as well!

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  20. I'm new here but LOVE IT!! *said in a sing songy lovey dovey voice ;)
    new follower!!

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  21. I lvoe the Blueberry Fields camera strap! I am also swooning over the new camera strap she gave a sneak peak of recently!

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  22. I am a new follower of your blog now :)

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  23. I've always been a fan of the list takers!
    etsyteachermom at gmail

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  24. I follow KB.
    etsyteachermom at gmail

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  25. Who could choose?! Berry cotton or Happy Heart!

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  26. My favs are definatey the camera slip covers! love the bluebery fields & happy heart!

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  27. I'm a facebook fan of knitty bitties!

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  28. I love following andreas knitty bitties blog!

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  29. follower of four flights of fancy too!

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  30. that's really hard because all of her stuff is so cute! maybe the happy hearts camera strap cover.

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  31. My favorites are the Oh snap! wallets. I have ordered, ahem, waaay too many. They make great gifts! :)

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  32. Love the yellow/grey mini wallet!

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  33. I've always loved her stuff - just makes me smile!

    I love the embroidered camera patch that she has on the "add-on" - that first one - the colors are perfect! :)

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  34. Love this! I am fan on FB and a follower of both blogs. Thanks!

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  35. I love her Oh Snap wallets! Thanks!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  36. I am a follower of Andreas blog!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  37. I am a new follower of your blog!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  38. I heart the coffee coat with the custom little embroidery on it. Adorable!

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  39. I love the pink and green camera strap!

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  40. I love the colorway aqua and red camera strap! My husband just bought me a camera for my birthday so this would be perfect! Thanks
    Rebecca
    rebatink@gmail.com

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  41. I follow this blog.
    Thanks
    Rebecca
    rebatink@gmail.com

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  42. I follow Kittie Bitties blog.
    Thanks
    Rebecca
    rebatink@gmail.com

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  43. My favorite is the Berry Citron camera strap slipcover!

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  44. I already follow Andrea's blog!

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  45. I'm following your blog now. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  46. even though i don't have one i'd love to have the ipad cover (and an ipad, sigh)
    i have an ugly nikon strap. a new knitty bitty one would be awesome. any color is fine!

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  47. I love the orange Everyday Ruffle UP Pouch.

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  48. I've been following Knitty Bitties for a while now on google reader.

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  49. I love the Oh, Snap wallet with red and white polka dots! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  50. I am a new follower of yours, too! :)

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  51. Loving the blue gray skies

    And how great it would feel to hear "mommies camera" - you go girl

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  52. I've been a fan of KB for a while now. I think her "oh snap!" wallets are adorable.

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  53. I LOVE the new gray skies camera strap!!

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