Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review of 'Handmade by Me 4 U' + Crocheted Hat Giveaway!

I've told you all about my love of needle crafts (and my hatred of any medical needles!) and how I always have a list of projects I want to do on my 'when I get time' list.  I love the feeling of creating something beautiful from nothing... or just a ball of yarn.  Well, recently I ran into someone on Etsy that loves needle crafts just as much as I do!  My fellow yarn lover's name is Heather and she owns a shop called "Handmade by Me 4 U". Heather has 2 boys that she says, "inspire her creations." 

Heather's specialty is crocheted hats- mainly for babies and kids.  Along with hats, she also sells diaper covers, infant photo props, and towel bibs.  She has perfect 100% positive feedback from other Etsy users and has sold over 170 items.  It's no surprise, either, after looking at the adorable items in her shop!  I'm so impressed!

I was sent one of Heather's crocheted 2T-3T hats for review.  It is a super cute and hilarious 'Angry Bird' hat!  I'm sure any 'Angry Birds' fans would instantly be in love with this hat (and the green pig hat she also sells)!  The hat was really soft and well made.  You can tell that Heather spent quality time making it.  This hat is definitely warm and will be perfect for our upcoming Minnesota Fall and Winter.  My 18 month old son just loves his new hat, too!  He walks around wearing it... even in the 80+ degree heat!  He even insisted upon taking a nap wearing this hat.  Apparently, he feels so stylish wearing it!

I want to show you a few more of the items that Heather has for sale at her shop- they are just so cute!

There are a few hats that are just perfect for Fall!  Check out these little ear flap football hats!  How creative is Heather?!?  I love all the details from the braided ties all the way down to the football laces.  She also makes them in blue and brown with no flower for the little man in your life.

And what says Fall more than a deep orange colored pumpkin?  Imagine how adorable that little baby is gonna look for your photo shoot this Autumn wearing this... a pumpkin for your Pumpkin!  And besides looking fashionable and over-the-top cute, this little hat will keep those baby ears toasty warm on chilly Autumn days.

If you are looking for something that will really make a statement, you should check out these awesome owl hats for boys and girls!  I personally have a thing for owl hats.  I made my son one to go along with his 1st birthday party theme and I must say, he looked adorable.  I think an owl hat suits any kiddo!


If you are looking for something simpler, there are several different styles of hats to choose from.  And don't forget about her photo props like diaper covers and hammocks to go along with all of the precious hats!

And now, for the most exciting part!  You can win one of these awesome hats, courtesy of Heather at Handmade by Me 4 U!  The hats are available in sizes that will fit a preemie to a 10 year old, so they should be perfect for any kid in your life.  Actually, Heather gives the head circumferences of each size on her Etsy site to help with proper sizing.  According her sizing chart, the largest size would even fit me!  So, if you see something you like for a kid or yourself, you'll need to just take a quick measurement and see if you're in luck!

Here's how to win:
It is so easy!  All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me who you want to win this hat for!  Please include your email so I can contact the winner!- This entry must be completed before you complete any extra entries. 

Extra Entries (Make sure you leave me a comment for each of these you did!):

'Like' Handmade by Me 4 U on Facebook- 1 extra entry
Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect- 1 extra entry
Follow Heather's blog with Google Friend Connect- 1 extra entry
Vote for my blog on Picket Fence (Icon on right)- 1 extra entry (can be done daily)
Leave a comment telling me which item in Heather's shop is your favorite!- 1 extra entry
Share this giveaway on Facebook!- 1 extra entry

Please use individual comments for each entry to make choosing the winner randomly with Random.org simpler.  This giveaway is open to USA residents.  Giveaway ends on September 24th, 2011 at Noon CST.  I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!  Please spread the word!!! 


*I was given this product for review purposes.  All of my opinions about this product are solely my own.  Your opinions may differ.  I was not compensated to write this post in any way.*

91 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! of course the owl hats you made are pretty adorable as well. Evan would love the angry birds one i think, although he has a giant head, and vivi might need the football one, i think i found some christmas presents! i hope you are feeling better every day! - Rachel

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  2. So cute! I love the pumpkin hat! I could see Emma or my new niece wearing it! I love those little knit hats! :)
    raacbraithwaite@yahoo.com

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  3. I totally want one of these hats for either of my girls! They are adorable!

    amg.amandagreen@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi, I would love to win a hat for my daughter Zoé who is 21 months old and later on, my 7 month old Adèle can wear it too. My contact info is on my google profile.

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  5. And I have to say that the Angry Bird hat is definitely my favorite. I bet Zoé would love it too as she has figured out how to play the game on our phones and also will sit and watch us play.

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  6. I want to win a hat for my awesome daughter Lorelai!
    mort421@hotmail.com

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  7. I "like" handmade by me4u on facebook

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  8. My favorite thing is the Earflap sleepy owl hat- too cute and your right Owl hats and accessories are the best!

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  9. Extra entry for 'liking' Handmade by Me 4 U on FB.

    amg.amandagreen@yahoo.com

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  10. Extra entry for sharing this post on FB.

    raacbraithwaite@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd love to win one of her adorable hats for our little man, who arrived thirteen days ago! We didn't find out if this one was a boy or a girl--when he arrived we were so surprised as we have two girls and our house is covered in pink and lacking any blue whatsoever! We were unprepared for baby boy and little mister is seriously lacking in the clothing and accessories department! :)

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  12. I like the chunky newsboy hat the most!

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  13. I know I'm 14, but I really love that angry birds hat:)

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  14. The angry birds hat is my favorite!:)

    autumnneriah@gmail.com

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  15. Voted!

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. my sons would love the angry bird hat -- LOVE it!!! Pick me!!!! ;)

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  17. LOVE the angry bird and the owl hats -- sooo stinkin' cute!!! (i wonder if i can request an adult size *WHEN* i win... hahaha!!!)

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  18. Thanks for your comment, and letting me know about this giveaway! I just showed my boyfriend the photos of these hats and he agreed we would love to see our 9-month-old daughter CeCe in the football hat! We are taking her to her first tailgating experience at his alma mater next month, and that hat would make her the cutest fan!
    katieray11@gmail.com

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  19. Voted 9/17

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I would like to win this for my son!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

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  21. following via gfc!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

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  22. I voted for you!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

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  23. I ADORE the fuzzy bunny hat and bunny tail diaper cover...SO cute!!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

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  24. following Heather via gfc!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love Heather's work! She is sooo talented!! halblaub@sbcglobal.net -Bethany

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  26. I like Hand made by me 4 you on facebook. - Bethany
    halblaub@sbclgobal.net

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  27. For my daughter Charlotte!

    jamieadkins@mail.com

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  28. I would love to win a hat for my 14 mo. son! Maybe I could get him to wear hats if he saw how awesome they are! :)
    Emily
    emilygaastra@gmail.com

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  29. I also 'Like' Handmade by Me 4 U on Facebook
    Emily
    emilygaastra@gmail.com

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  30. And Shared the Link on Facebook
    Emily
    emilygaastra@gmail.com

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  31. Wow, I just realized I never did the mandatory entry. Im so sorry! So my answer for that is that I would win this for my mother's friend's daughter. She would absolutely adore these hats!

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. 'Liked' Handmade by Me 4 U on Facebook. (Chelsea Saulpaugh)

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  33. Following you via GFC.

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  34. Following Heather's blog via GFC.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Voted!

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. My favorite item is the Earflap Sleepy Owl Hat (but it is sooooooo hard to choose)

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Shared on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/saulpaugh.chelsea/posts/204021382997802

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. We've got baby #3 (our first boy!) due in a few weeks and I'd love to win a hat for him! rebolsen at gmail dot com

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  39. I love the little aviator hat! rebolsen at gmail dot com

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  40. This would be for my baby boy due in December :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  41. I follow you via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  42. My favorite item is the Chunky Newsboy Hat in Barley.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  43. Voted. 9/19

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I'd love to win a hat for my sweet baby boy! He's almost 1, but I don't want to say his name for privacy's sake!

    miamia777@rocketmail.com

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  45. extra pt.
    I think my favorite is the owl hat... although it might just be too hard to choose!
    Emily
    emilygaastra@gmail.com

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  46. Voted.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I would love to have the earflap sleepy owl hat for myself :):)

    aujo12@yahoo.com

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  48. Just voted for you.

    aujo12@yahoo.com

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  49. I also from her website love the towel bib-baby pink cupcakes and sprinkles

    aujo12@yahoo.com

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  50. I am also following the blog

    aujo12@yahoo.com

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  51. Voted.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I want to win a hat for Brennan or my future niece/nephew.

    cushing@stolaf.edu

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  53. Liked Handmade by Me 4 U on Facebook

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  54. I follow you by Google Friend connect.

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  55. The little pumpkin hats are my favorite!

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  56. Following Heather by Google Friend Connect.

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  57. Super cute! I'd like to win one for my little guy--the owl one is absolutely adorable.
    Thanks!
    Stephanie Becken
    stephaniebeckauthor@gmail.com
    www.stephaniebeck.net

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  58. I would love to win one of these hats to do Adam's 6 month pics in, they would be super cute. What an awesome idea~ petersonmc@hotmail.com

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  59. Voted.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I would like to win this for my friend's little girl...Gwen:)

    Laura Meyer
    lameyer87@gmail.com

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  61. I'd love to win a hat for my son Donovan! The hats are awesome!!

    Christy Tyler
    christydonovan2@yahoo.com

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  62. i want to win this for my son he is going to be turning 1 in november...he is the sweetest baby and i love him so much! i hope i win!
    rebecca_witcher@yahoo.com

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  63. i liked handmade by me 4 u on fb
    rebecca_witcher@yahoo.com
    https://www.facebook.com/rebeccalovescody

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  64. i follow your blog
    rebecca_witcher@yahoo.com

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  65. i follow handmade by me 4 u's blog
    rebecca_witcher@yahoo.com

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  66. i voted for you!
    rebecca_witcher@yahoo.com

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  67. my favorite items are the football hat and the angry birds hat!! i hope to win one of these items for my sons first birthday!

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  68. I'd like to win it for my family.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Voted.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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