Thursday, March 20, 2014

Let's Celebrate 3 Years

Thank you to all our fans, friends, and customers for making Violet's Buds a success for 3 years! We are hosting this anniversary celebration giveaway with some of our favorite shops to show our gratitude to you. First, I would like to introduce all of the great handmade businesses participating in the giveaway.

Baby Moon Boutique creates handmade unique blankets and toys for children and babies.

Bugaboo Bear Designs creates custom art for the whole home. All of her work is original, hand drawn, hand painted and unique.

Cherished shop is full of jewelry and glass rock magnets. Fun and sometimes funky.

Dazzling and Dapper makes unique accessories and clothing for children. You will find bows, shabby flower, ties, embroidered shirts, skirts and dresses, all to fit your little one's style.

GipsonWands makes Harry Potter inspired "Magic" wands. All Wands are handmade from naturally dried locally sourced trees or salvaged lumber with a hand rubbed oil finish.

Hamburke started out making hair bows for her kids and their friends, then moved on to crocheted baby hats, booties and blankets and recently added fabric sandwich bags.

ImagineIf creates handmade wood toys using no paint but food grade dyes sealed with beeswax making them safe and long lasting toys for any age!

Kiser Krafts creates unique handmade sock animals & crochet items. Each item is unique and special, no two things are exactly the same

Krmbal is an eco-conscious brand. We sell organic cotton tees, art prints on recycled card-stock and up-cycled items.

Lily & Bo handmade boutique specializing in knitted creations along with hair clips & headbands for all ages.

Little House of Crafting is home to pinback buttons, magnets and 8bit perler art of the geeky variety. All products are handmade in my studio in Michigan and come from my heart to yours!

Lu & Ed has been making monsters fun-ctional since 2009! The products are totally eco-friendly, handmade in Kansas City with textile discards.

Melli's Yarn Works is a loom knit specialty shop. Featuring hats, scarves, and wrist warmers for all ages!

Mystigail Adornments creates handmade and hand stamped jewelry

Nature Junkie is a Michigan based handmade business, specializing in eco-friendly and unique kitchen accessories.

Origami Delights creates handmade origami decorations for all types of occasions and events.

Pelhuaz by Red creates everyday handmade jewelry intended to make you stop, look twice and think.

Penelope's Eclectic Closet adds enchantment to an ordinary world with dresses, dolls, hair accessories and more.

Pretty Socks creates beaded socks for your little Princess
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Scrawny Girl is a collection of cute doodles, turned into cute things. Expect illustrations, paintings, stickers, brooches, totes, and anything else she can get her hands on.

Squshies is home to cute cartoon felt animals. Squshies are available as ornaments, hoop art and soft sculptures and every one is handmade.

Twisted Thread and Hook specializes in handmade rope rugs, doormats and bath mats and other unique home decor items. Many are nautical theme for the sea lovers.

Unique Creations by Tracy creates crochet owls, stuffed animals, loveys and more. Most of her items are custom made because she wants the owner to have an item that is special for them.

Vee's Bows specializes in handmade & custom hair bows and accessories, plus embroidered items. If you can dream it up, we will strive to create a design for you.

Violet's Buds creates handmade hair accessories for all ages, and hoop art decor using eco-friendly methods.

Now, on to the list of amazing prizes up for grabs!

Baby Moon Boutique
A grey and yellow hammer rattle.The bright contrasting colors are specifically chosen to add a visual stimulant as well as audible.

Bugaboo Bear Designs
This original chalkboard style design features the phrase "enjoy the little things" handwritten in silver ink on black card stock. It's an 8x10 and ready for framing. Frame not included.

This set of 3 magnets is spring themed and hand painted using nail polish on a glass rock  

Dazzling and Dapper
Green Lantern bow tie comes with a Velcro closure to easily put them on and take off. Fits ages 1-5

Handmade "magic" wand from salvaged Maple 12 3/8th inches, with a hand-rubbed linseed oil finish.

Handmade fabric sandwich and coordinating snack sized bag

ImagineIf Boutique
 Snowy Owl wood toy is 4" tall and 3 3/4" long, he's the perfect companion for snow days and sandboxes or to be toted around in a book bag. 

Kiser Krafts
Spring Owl Perdy, handmade from socks, fabric, buttons and felt.

Zombie T-Rex art print is perfect for lovers of both zombies and dinosaurs, the best of both worlds! This 5x7 art print shows off our signature design in full color. (frame not included)

Lu & Ed
Mr. Mack the 5" tall monster made with recycled and up-cycled materials - fleece, felt and faux fur. All Lu & Ed stuffed monsters are made from fabric scraps from Mon-stors, and stuffed with a blend of polyfil and diced fabric bits so there no waste from our business going into landfills!

Lily & Bo
Newborn headband in mauve and purple, great for photos!

Little House of Crafting
Shop Handmade pin back button

Melli's Yarn Works
Handmade loom knitted hat in violet and white. It’s adult sized made with 100% acrylic yarn.

Mystigail Adornments
Handstamped piece of winner's choice from their wide array of products

Nature Junkie
Set of 2 Regular-size Unsponges in the I Love Cats design. Unsponges are a 5" x 3" reusable sponge made from cotton, terry cloth, and a special spongy center that is washer machine safe!

Origami Delights
Set of 24 handmade paper flower roses in the 6 pastel colors on wire stems with a half pearl center.

Pelhuaz by Red
This charming necklace has a bear pendant carved from manmade turquoise with a sparkling star charm. The chain is made of sterling silver.

Penelope's Eclectic Closet
Kelly, a handmade doll who loves to read and the color pink. She stands approximately 21" tall. She is eco friendly and all of her loveliness is made by scraps from dress making that would otherwise be put in landfills.

Pretty Socks
One pair of lime green owl socks, size medium which fits a child shoe size 10 1/2-4.

Scrawny Girl
A Wonderland sticker pack There are 10 stickers in this pack. All are original watercolored illustrations printed on matte adhesive paper.  

Scrawny Girl
Alice is ready to display in your home! This is a 5x7 print of my original watercolor painting.
Printed with high quality paper and inks. Each is individually signed.
 (frame not included)

This felt animal is Laurence the Panda. A black ribbon stitched securely inside allows him to be easily hung as a tree ornament or used as a gift topper. Laurence makes for a great decoration or even a party favor.

Twisted Thread and Hook
Gift Certificate for $20 to use at Twisted Thread and Hook (shipping not included)

Unique Creations by Tracy
Handmade custom crocheted large owl in the winner's choice of color(s)

Vee's Bows
A handmade Easter Chick and Bunny bow on a single prong alligator clip.

Violet's Buds
One of a kind handmade 6" hoop art with pink & white heart fabric background, hand-sewn fabric flowers, and hand-embroidered stems. Finished with a felt back and ribbon for hanging.

Violet's Buds
A random selection of 10 handsewn chiffon carnation flowers, ranging in size and color

Are you excited to win?

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. It is suggested to like each sponsor on Facebook, and several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. You can also earn entries for making a purchase with any of the sponsors during the giveaway. You must provide information of your purchase, which will be verified. You can earn the shopping bonus once per shop. Erroneous or false entries will be deleted, as well as entries submitted without the required information.

The giveaway starts 3/20/14 and ends at 11:59pm CST on 3/31/14. There will be one winner chosen at random for each prize. Each person may only win one prize. The winners will be announced on April 1st in the evening, and have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

The giveaway is now OVER!  

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Fine Print:  Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. Your information will not be sold, but may be shared with the giveaway sponsor for the purpose of prize redemption. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Entrants found cheating, entering under duplicate profiles, or not following the instructions may be banned. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.  International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. Violet's Buds is not responsible for shops who do not follow through with prizes.


  1. I think I am most excited about the Eco-Doll by Penelope's Closet as her name is Kelly...which is my name. And she is a blonde which is my natural hair color. All the prizes are wonderful but I really think that one is awesome. :) ♥ Good luck with your giveaway!

  2. So many great prizes! I love the Nature Junkie cat unsponges. And Krmbal's T-Rex Zombie print.

  3. I would love to win one of Violet Buds hoops, just gorgeous.

  4. A Baby Moon blanket would be great!

  5. The "Enjoy The Little Things" chalkboard from Bugaboo Bear Designs, Monstor Plushie, from Lu&Ed, The wand from Gipson Wands,

  6. I would be elated to win any of these amazing prizes so generously given by such talented boutiques. My fav would be the green latern bow, wand or Mystigail Adornment.

  7. the Spring owl perdy from Kiser krafts

  8. So many! I want a wand! I'd like to gift it though. For me, I'd like hoop art or a stamped design from Mystigail.

  9. Congratulations, Melanie! Many more successful years to come!
    Any of these beautiful creations will be great! Love all :-)

  10. My daughter would absolutely love any of the dolls or hair accessories. I wouldn't made Nature Junkie's unsponges or a Gipson wand or my dream....crochet hook (but that's not in the option. boo hoo hoo) .

  11. i really like the scrawny girl print. it would look so cute in my nieces room, against her lite pink walls.

  12. the unsponges from nature junkie. our cat-loving kiddo would love them!

  13. Happy Anniversary! This is an awesome way to celebrate! Such great art and prizes. As hard as it is to pick just one, I think I'm most excited about a hand stamped piece from Mystigail.

  14. I am most excited about Lu and Ed's purple monster! I love her!

  15. Awesome stuff I hope I did the Storenvy thing right I cant find the follow any more all I can find is watch so I am watching every one

  16. Mr.Mack the purple monster from Lu & Ed.

  17. what a great giveaway! I'd be happy with any of the wonderful prizes!!

  18. OMG!! I don't know which one would be my favorite, they are all so wonderful!!

  19. Though everything looks amazing, I think I really would like the UnSponges! :)


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