Squirrel Picnic

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The Big Acorn Race Instagram Giveaway

Big Acorn Race Giveaway for FB

Hodge and Podge and Eric want to give one lucky picnicker
a copy of their new crochet story and pattern book, The Big Acorn Race.

Three quick hops and you’ll be entered to win:

1) Hop on over to Instagram and follow @squirrelpicnic.

2) Repost this photo.

3) Tag it @squirrelpicnic #wannawinthebigacornrace

I’ll draw a random winner on June 2. I can’t wait to see who wins!



The Big Acorn Race Giveaway!

Now’s your chance to win a copy of The Big Acorn Race: A Story with Crochet Patterns and Projects!
With just 3 easy hops you can enter to win.

  1. Follow this link to enter The Big Acorn Race Giveaway.
  2. Provide your name, email address (needed to contact you to redeem your prize), and birthday.
  3. Choose from 7 different ways to enter. Complete as many as you like for even more chances to win!
    Win a copy of The Big Acorn Race

Best of luck! I can’t wait to see who wins.


Announcing the Make It! Challenge Recipients for 2015

The response to my call for challenges was the best ever this year! As exciting as it was to receive so many Make It! Challenge proposals, with only three slots to fill, it also made for a very difficult decision. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their ideas. I wish that I had the time and resources to pursue all of them. If your idea wasn’t chosen this year, please don’t be discouraged. Keep working on your idea to make it truly unique and resubmit it.

I think you will be very pleased with the challenges that I’ll be tackling. I’ll be trying a few new things and maybe even writing a knitting pattern! But before I ruin all the surprises, let me just announce the winners… Make It! Challenge 2015 RecipientsCongratulations! I’ll be emailing each of you in the coming weeks to let you know my schedule for the year and when you can expect for me to complete your challenge. I hope you are just as excited as I am to get this new year of challenges rolling.


Announcing the Winner of the Great Cookie Giveaway

Podge: Could ya gimme a drum roll please, Hodge?

Hodge lifts his tiny little paws and thumps on the table as fast as he can.

Podge: And the winner of the one and only Squirrel Picnic Great Cookie Countdown to Christmas Giveaway of a half-dozen crochet cookies and a half-dozen yummy in the tummy one-of-a-kind cookies with—

Hodge: On with it already!

Podge: Oh, all right. The winner is…

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Congratulations, Nicky (of niiz designs). Please send your mailing address to squirrelpicnic(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize. If the prize isn’t claimed by Monday at 9:00 a.m. MST, Hodge and Podge and I will have to go through this whole bit again lest the cookies spoil or Hodge eats them all himself.

Thanks to everyone who participated. I wish I could give you all cookies!

P.S. To choose a winner, I numbered each comment 1 through 17, then let the magic elves at random.org choose the winner. Nicky was #4.

And the winner is number 4


You voted and the choice is clear…

Crochet cookies must have smiley faces!


The results (including votes cast on Facebook) were 327 votes Yes and 0 votes No. Thanks everyone for voting.
I’ll never doubt the power of a smiley face again. 🙂

But the real winner is Hello Scarlett!

Congratulations, Hello Scarlett, and congrats to our Facebook winners,
ปัยจากเรา เอาเท่าไหร่ and Jessica Rondeau.

You each win a crochet cookie!

Winners, please email squirrelpicnic@gmail.com with your mailing address and your choice of cookie:
sugar cookie with sprinkles, sugar cookie with frosting, or chocolate chip.

Everyone will have another chance to win an even bigger and better prize early next month when Squirrel Picnic teams up with Becky the Cereal Baker to bring you fun crochet AND edible cookie creations.

(To pick the winner, I assigned each person who commented a number and then used the random generator at http://www.random.org to choose the winning number. )