Heather Ross’ Far Far Away GIVEAWAY!

So, when I first got swatches of the Far Far Away fabrics, I asked y’all to come up with ideasfor a giveaway.  The idea was, you think up a nifty giveaway concept, and YOU win the fabric as well as the giveaway winner!  Well, today’s the day: it’s giveaway time!

I had to struggle to save some of this stuff.  It flew out the door so quickly that I was only able to snag a few fat quarters–and none for myself!  I’m taking the gamble that the six more bolts I have on order will be here soon, and planning to grab my own then.  For you people, though, I make sacrifices.  So, for EACH of our two lucky winners, FOUR FAT QUARTERS of this magnificent Japanese double gauze have been set aside.  Our choice of prints, but hey, you can’t go wrong with any of this yumminess.
The first winner?  She’s the suggest-er of our giveaway: kmdegroot!  I know she really, really, really wanted some of this fabric, and now it’s all hers!  Her suggestion of a good, old fashioned snail race really caught my attention and wouldn’t let go, so in honor of one of my favorite prints in this collection, we’re racing snails, people!
As much as I wanted to go to the store and grab a buncha snails for this event, I was a little worried they might not perform in a satisfactory manner.  Ahem.  Instead, I’m enlisting help from our local toddler brigade–on our street alone, we have four children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3 and they spend a lot of time outside racing in circles on the sidewalk.  I thought, Why not harness some of that energy and use it for GOOD?

Our resident toddler has donated her time to personally hand-paint four snails in red, blue, yellow, and green (I loved kmdegroot’s suggestion to have the snails in the colorways of the collection, but our poster paints don’t come in azure, plum and apricot–shouldn’t they, though??).  Each of the neighbor children will hold one of these snails as they race from Point A to Point B next Thursday evening.  Given the proclivities of children this age, I can’t guarantee that they’ll all even make it to the finish line, but we’ll have a staff photographer on hand just in case there’s a photo finish…

How do I win, you ask?  For the next week, you’ll have the chance to leave a comment here with the color of the snail you think will win the race next Thursday: red, blue, yellow or green.  You can enter in three different ways–and you’re free to comment in ALL three ways, giving you triple the chances to win:
  1. Leave a comment with the color snail you think will win
  2. For another entry, blog the contest, then come back here and include a link to your blog post in your comment, again naming the color you think will win
  3. For yet another entry, tweet the contest on Twitter as an @whipstitch reply, then come back and comment that you did so, again naming the color snail you think will win
After the race is finished, I’ll print out the comments section, cut it all up old-school style, and put all the selections with the winning color in a hat–if I don’t see a color on a particular comment, I’ll leave it out, so please be sure to include the color in EACH comment you leave!  Our toddler will reach in and select ONE winner’s comment.  The winner will be announced on Friday, April 10 before lunch!
Comments are open NOW–go, go, go people and win what may very well be some of the LAST available scraps of this fabric on the planet.  Happy snail hunting!
**kmdegroot, email me directly (deborah !at whipstitchfabrics *dot* com) and we’ll figure out how to get yours to you super fast–and congrats!!


103 Comments on “Heather Ross’ Far Far Away GIVEAWAY!

  1. I’m picking the red snail! – red is supposed to be fast isn’t it? lol

  2. How fun!!! I love the idea of a snail race! I’d like to vote for blue please! Thank you so much for holding such a fun and generous giveaway!

  3. Oh boy… what snail will win the race?? Hmmm… I think red as well. Great paint job little one!

  4. I also loved the snail race idea! What a good way to do it, too. I choose blue–my own toddler’s favorite color. Thank you!

  5. Whoo hoo!

    You have just made my MONTH! Thanks for the contest, it was fun.

    Can’t wait to see it (and roll around in it a little 😉

  6. I think the green will win! It’s my favorite color. :O)

  7. without looking at the other choices, I’d like to choose YELLOW! run fast yellow fellow!!!

  8. I tweeted the giveaway! (That sounds funny.)

  9. Ooh, a giveaway after my own heart! Run (scoot?) quickly, YELLOW SNAIL!

  10. IIIII vvvooottteee GGGRRREEENNNN!! (see how my words are so fast? hehe)

  11. I vote Green.

    Wow, snail racing. Our backgarden used to be the place to get snails for racing when we were kids, I haven’t thought about that in years. So much fun.
    My snail never used to win, I hope I have got better at snail picking over the years!

  12. How fabulous! I wish I was that creative to think of racing snails.

    GREEN! It has to be green!

  13. Fun idea! I’m going with green… and I’m keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed!

  14. Green is my favorite color and my guess is GREEN.
    GO GREEN!!

  15. What a great idea for a contest!! I’ll pick yellow.

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

  16. Lol, i like the idea of a snail race, so i voteee… Green!!!

  17. Super idea for a giveaway kmdegroot! And so generous of you to have this giveaway Deborah.

    I’ll choose the blue snail!

  18. What fun!! Slow and steady wins the race. So I choose yellow!! Go,sweetie, go!!

  19. GO BIG BLUE! (sorry-left over from my high school days)

  20. RED is for race cars! Oh wait, these are snails… anywho, I like red anyway 😉

  21. hi!! I pick the blue red snail :DD
    and thanks for the giveaway 😀

  22. Green’s gonna win! I’ll be cheering him on!

  23. Great giveaway idea! I vote for the RED snail. Go team go!

  24. Yellow, Yellow, Yellow!!! I love the snail idea.

  25. RUN, RED, RUN!!

    Good luck, little snail racers!

  26. Go BLUE!! Thanks for sending my Far Far Away fabric order so fast! Hopefully our little blue snail will win the race!!!

  27. Go Blue!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for this funny giveaway!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  28. I’m going to go with YELLOW! keeping my fingers crossed!!

  29. I’m voting for the Yellow snail. I’m in Mimosa love mode right now and everything yellow, orange, yellowish orangish I’m in love with,,,including the awesome fabric for this give away.

  30. Oh brilliant way to choose a winner!
    I think the BLUE snail will win.

  31. LOVE this idea! I’m picking blue! Go blue!!

  32. I am rooting for YELLOW! It’s my daughter’s Favorite color. She’s 4 yrs old and she’s my sewing/quilting helper! We’d love to win!

    Jackie (at) jackiesue.com

  33. My bet is on yellow, the colorof daffodills and sunshine.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  34. I choose the blue snail!!! Hope he wins! Yey. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  35. Oh my gosh! Such a cute idea. I’m picking green!

  36. Okay, I don’t blog (YET) and I don’t Tweet…I’m a crafty girl living in a dialup world so my internet time is very limited!!! But I place my one little vote for the yellow snail and hope your little one’s hand will draw my name out!!!!

  37. something tells me the green snail will win! after all, green means go!

  38. It’s totally going to be the BLUE snail! I just know it. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  39. Beautiful fabrics !
    I’m going with a strong hunch…
    putting my money on BLUE !!!!!

    Go little blue….go go go !!!!

  40. Green snail please, please, please!

  41. my son’s favourite colour is red, so i’m going with red! yippee, i love this fabric 🙂

  42. I’m with red. I’ve always had a thing for Miss Scarlett.
    Fun idea!

  43. I’m going with true blue.

  44. yellow, ’cause my dad loves yellow

  45. I believe that the Red snail will come away the winner! Go Red Go!

    What a FUN contest and generous giveaway. Thank you!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  46. I’m going to go with yellow! What a fun idea.

  47. Cute idea and I pick blue as my favorite color it’s got to win! Go Blue!

  48. I agree…the red will win. Oh how exciting it would be to win some of this fabric..I want it to arrive in Oz!

  49. I’m thinking that the serene blue snail will coast over the line first. Serene and toddlers – hmmmmm!

  50. oh, fun! tho, a little more work for you than the usual ‘random number’ solution!:)
    anyway, i say YELLOW!

  51. my money is on the green (sorry if this double posts, my computer is acting up!)