How exciting!!

To celebrate my first full year of bloggy loveliness, I decided that it was finally time for me to do my first ever blog giveaway.

I love (lurve) blog giveaways, maybe because I've been lucky enough to win quite a few fabbo prizes myself, so now it's definitely my turn to spread some blog (and crochet) love.

I've got two pretty things to giveaway, both made by my fair hands with the help of my trusty crochet hook and a big ole bag of yarn.  I hope you like them.

Giveaway No.1
A set of pretty, little crocheted hearts

You can choose your favourite colour set from those pictured below; pastels, reds, blues or greens.

Each pack contains 24 little crocheted hearts with hanging ties so you can decorate anything hooky, twiggy, plant or tree like in your house like a crazy person (this is what I have done, Mr P is fed up of coming home from work every day to find something else decorated with crocheted hearts)!
pastel hearts
red hearts
green hearts
blue hearts

Giveaway No. 2
The cutest crocheted bow ring

You can again choose the colour of your choice from pink, blue or green.
The rings are made from adjustable pretend silver so will fit anyone (and probably make your fingers go green at the same time!)..hurrah!

All you have to do to enter is follow The Blooming Times with Google Friend Connect, you know, over there in the sidebar (--------->) and leave me a comment telling me what your favourite colour is (highly original from the house of Bloom, huh?).  Easy Peasy!
For extra entries you can do the following, just make sure you leave a separate comment for each action to be included in the draw multiple times:

The Blooming Times
  • Add my giveaway button to your blog - see it's over there in the sidebar too (---->)
  • Write a blog post about the giveaway. 
  • Like The Blooming Times on Facebook 
  • Follow The Blooming Times on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway.

I am extremely excited about my very first giveaway but I've managed to contain my excitement for long enough to remember to tell you some boring but essential things you need to know:
  1. The Blooming Times giveaway is open to readers from everywhere.  I will post to you even if you live in Outer Mongolia, and if you get wi-fi in Outer Mongolia then good for you :o)
  2. The giveaway is open until midnight on Saturday 1st September 2012.
  3. I will randomly pick two winners on Sunday 2nd September and announce them here and on Facebook and Twitter too (and then send exciting emails out to the lucky winners with the good news)!!

Good Luck!

ps. feel free to contact me with any questions about The Blooming Times giveaway, click contact at the top of the page for my details.


  1. Yay and congrats on your blogoversary and first giveaway, yippee! I am a GFC follower, consider this my official entry. ;)

  2. Following on Twitter, of course! @annadeloresLA

  3. Well done and a lot of congratulations Emma!!!
    Giveaway #1: I really adore the red hearts!!!!
    Giveaway #2: i like the green ring!!!
    Hope to be lucky,
    a big hug and love, xxx Alessandra

  4. I love the pastel Hearts on giveaway 1, and the gorgeous blue ring on giveaway 2!
    -Tallulah x

  5. also following on twitter! @tallulahmoody

  6. Morning Emma

    What a lovely giveaway you are having.

    Everything is so so pretty.

    Have a great day
    hope it isn't as bad there as it is here
    rain, wind, rain, rain....


  7. What a fab giveaway!! Please count me in. I am a follower and will be following you on twitter and tweet about it. :)
    I love all the colours, specially the pastel ones on giveaway 1. For the giveaway 2, if I win, I will let you surprise me. :)

  8. Hi Emma .. yes please to your lovely giveaway ... the bow rings are gorgeous!!! My all time favorite colour is blue ... the hearts are so cute in the pastel colours and and the green ring is the biz ... Bee xxx

  9. What a lovely giveaway, the hearts I love in pastels... Fiona Ridley (KnitKnatKnotUK)

  10. Congratulations on your 1st birthday....I only just started my blogging journey...but I have liked you on Facebook too Fiona Ridley

  11. and my many personalities include @whiteshutters where I have RTed you and followed, it's too complicated operating my @knitknatknotUK twitter account as well. I'lkl shut up now...enjoy your birthday cake and check out my blog please :) Fiona xx

  12. Awesome & congrats once again on your 1st year of blogging!
    You asked my favorite color...it's orange.

  13. Happy 1st year!! Count me in , I love the green hearts!!
    Will blog about it in the next couple of days!! x

  14. Thats actually I hard question because I love so many different colours but if I had to pick one it would be blue because of its many lovely shades. Happy blogiversary ! Sarah x

  15. Hello Emma!
    Great giveaway! I like the pastel hearts and the pink ring. You are very talented! (I think I've said that before :) )
    Have a great day!

  16. Congrats on your first year!!
    I love the blue hearts! My favorite color happens to be blue.
    Aly xxx

  17. I like The Blooming Times on facebook!

  18. Ooh lovely giveaway Emma! I love the pastel hearts and the green bow ring.
    Victoria xx

  19. Oh Emma, lovely giveaway - please count me in! I love the pastel hearts and the blue bow ring. Yvonne xx

  20. There we go Emma, just added the link to my sidebar, hope I did it right! I can't wait to have my own giveaway when my blog is a wee bit older! Yvonne xx

  21. well done Emma
    please count me in for your gorgeous giveaways....lovely hearts and snazzy rings...wonderful :-)

    Amanda :-)

    1. Me again
      ok followed you to facebook too

      A x

    2. Guess who! Me!!!!

      ok button and link set up on my blog too

      sorry I'm not Twitter friendly but I will give you a shout out about your giveaway in my next post

      A x

  22. What a lovely giveway! I would love to win the sweet hearts. Ooo so pretty!

    My favorite color is aqua ... and I just became a follower today ;-)

  23. Happy birthday lovely blog!! What a nice giveaway, I adore the bow rings and my favourite colour is grey blue! x

  24. Ooh, yes please Emma. Have followed. Favourite colour. Oo-er-um, just one? Has to be grey then.

    I'm having a giveaway too if you'd like to enter :D

  25. Hi Emma, just found your blog through Annie @ knitsofacto, and see you have a giveaway ... lucky timing!! I'm feeling lucky too because you have posted on my brother's birthday, and drawing the winner on my other brother's birthday ... it's a sign!!! Your hearts are gorgeous, especially love the pastel colours, and your bow rings v. cute!!
    I'm now a follower of yours : -)

  26. Hi! I'm a new follower and my favorite color is pink.

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  27. Facebook Like!

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  28. Twitter Follower!

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  29. Tweet!

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  30. those are so cute I absolutely love the rings! So cool I have never seen something like that!
    I hope your giveaway goes well!!!
    I really like your blog and I will definitely be back! Congrats on having a blog for a year! It is so much fun!
    have a great day!
    p.s. feel free to join me as I continue my beauty series on my blog, a post every day on what makes you beautiful, and ends on the 24th with a giveaway! =)

  31. Congrats! Am now a follower :-) Would love to win your hearts, they're sooo pretty x

  32. Hi! New in your blog and with the surprise of this lovely giveaway!

    I'm a follower now: isabeljazmin@gmail.com

  33. Twitter follower: @JazzBruno

  34. Tweet the giveaway: https://twitter.com/JazzBruno/status/237600903778164738

  35. Congrats on your 1 year blogging anniversary! What a lovely giveaway..please do enter me in as well (I am already a follower)...
    I just love the pastel hearts and the green ring..so cute!
    Magie x

  36. I have also just added the give away button on my blog :)

  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my afternoon tea inspired giveaway.
    Thought I'd pop by your world and say hello too.
    I am loving the pastel crocheted hearts! very cute!! and as I cant crochet for toffee I am seriously impressed!


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