Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Spark of Imagination

I'm taking a cue from the Handmade Philly blog. I love their recent post for finding inspiration. So, I'm going to post a similar challenge here.

Visit the Imagination Prompt. Copy the prompt and do as it suggests in the comment section below. The challenge is to respond to the first prompt that you are given, really push yourself. But, if you don’t like the first prompt, click next to generate a new prompt.

Name three things I am grateful for… loved ones who understand and respect me, quiet moments to write, and my kids who have made me a better (and happier) person.

By adding your inspiration below, you are in the running to win a 12-inch yarn wreath created just for you by me. You let me know the colors that you'd like, and I'll design a wreath especially for you. This giveaway will close on Friday, March 18th at 5pm EST. The winner will be announced soon after.

So, inspire us!

Some examples of wreaths I've created:

Find more examples in my Etsy shop.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. One entry per person. Be sure to comment using a name and/or email address. Winner will be announced on 3/18 on this blog, and via Twitter and the Babee Crafts Facebook page.

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This giveaway has ended. And the winner is...


  1. I got an easy one:

    Describe the perfect summer day. What would you do on that day?

    The perfect summer day to me is about 70 degrees with a light breeze. Laying back on a hammock with a good book. The sun is warming my face while the breeze gently sways me back and forth. I can hear the birds chirping and the squirrels playing. There is no one in this moment but me and my book.


  2. "When I take care of myself..."

    I find life is easier. Things don't stress me out, and I get lots accomplished!

    taleah AT roknor DOT com

  3. Do you ever think about growing old?

    I do actually!
    I am 22 years old and this may sound silly, but I am not at all afraid of reaching retirement age! In fact Im excited! I imagine myself a little old lady with a tiny garden and about 10 cats. Ill be OCD on cleaning ( i hope by then that kicks in...)
    and I will go yardsaling every weekend. Haha.

    I dont think its bad getting older as long as you learn something new every year... gotta make it count, you know?

    These wreaths are awesome! Would love a chance to win one!! I have a red door, i think the one picture at the bottom may would look good with it.


  4. Describe a 'sound' from your childhood. What was it? When did you hear it? What does it bring to mind?

    I remember the sound of the ice cream truck that visited our neighborhood every weekend! It reminds me of the HOT Miami summers and how good that cold ice cream felt in my throat. It was such a treat whenever my parents would say "yes!". We could always hear it coming a mile away and the neighborhood kids would all run outside squealing in anticipation. We would all crowd around the truck, giddy with excitement, and stare at the selections on the wall trying to decide what we were going to choose. Funny thing was that they were the same treats that my parents would sometimes buy at the grocery store but there was just something wonderful about getting it from the ice cream truck!! It just tasted better! Oh to be a child again without a care in the world!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been wanting a yarn wreath to hang on the set of pale blue farmhouse shutters sitting over my mantle! This would be perfect! Fingers crossed :)

    the MomTog Diaries

  5. My favorite time of the day...

    ... is when I get home after a long day at work. It's time I have to myself before my fiance comes home, time to get things/phone calls done. I love that *I* can decide what I want to do or if I just want to veg on the couch. It's nice to have that downtime when you're not worried about anyone but yourself.

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

  6. I am grateful for these 3 things:
    my family
    my health
    my job

  7. I love this!

    The 10 most important things in any relationship:

    1. Respect
    2. Patience
    3. Understanding
    3. Acceptance
    4. Unconditional love
    5. Compassion
    6. Support
    7. Encouragement
    8. Loyalty
    9. Devotion
    10. Forgiveness

    In no particular order...


  8. Look out the window. Write about what you see.

    When I look out the front window I see: a tiny patch of snow, some daffodils shoots starting to emerge, birds at the feeder, and the bright sunshine.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  9. How do you feel about your neighbor? Well, since my neighbor is acres away, I don't have honest opinion about them. I have lived in my house for four years and met my neighbor twice.

    charlie at clay-space dot com

  10. 10 unforgettable moments in my life

    1. Marriage to my husband Samuel in 2004
    2. Birth of first child, Jonathan in 2005
    3. Birth of second child, Mary in 2008
    4. First Deployment of husband to Iraq in 2005
    5. Graduating College in 2001
    6. Mother dying when I was only 8
    7. Moving to Florida in 2009
    8. Hearing my son read a book for the first time, which happened this year
    9. Listening to my daughter tell me I am her best friend this year
    10.Having my husband return from his first deployment in 2006
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!! Lots of fun! Carolyn,

  11. I am a new follower of your blog too and wanted you to know that your yarn wreaths are gorgeous. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed because I have been wanting a pretty yarn wreath for quite some time. LOVE them!

  12. My motivation for living right now is... life itself.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  13. The first time you drove a car, what was it like?

    Hahaha! Of all the prompts for me to get! I have never driven a car, which often shocks people (I'm no youngster). My husband drives me to work, and I walk most of the places I go, such as the farmer's market in my neighborhood.

  14. My favorite song right now is...

    Ghost Love Score by Nightwish! There are so many various sounds throughout it. Love the very beginning and towards the end especially.


  15. Name 5 books that have changed your life.
    Definitely an easy one for me!

    Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
    Centennial by James A. Michner
    Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
    Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami


  16. I am thankful for my home, family and friends.

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

  17. The book I'm reading right now is teaching me...all about eating organically and eating mostly plants.


  18. i got:
    Describe your dreams.

    right now they are usually very deep and feel very real. lots of times they are quite scary. I think its because im pregnant though.

  19. what did you do before we had the internet?

    i read a lot =)

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

  20. What keeps me going?

    That's an easy one.

    No matter how hard my life gets, and hard is an understatement at this point, all I have to do is look at the most important part of my life:

    My son, Soren. He's 17 months old, and he saves my life and sanity everytime he smiles, strokes my face while nursing, and snuggles up in bed with us.

    Crass.trash.class -at- gmail -dot- com
    Fb- Amber C L R
    Gfc- Jynxx

  21. Did you have a favorite subject in school? One you dreaded?

    I absolutely LOVED math :) I found it fun and challenging. I really dreaded English up until 10th grade. I was never a strong writer, but my 10th grade English teacher really worked with me and taught me properly and now I feel I'm a pretty good writer :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  22. What is your legacy?

    I look at my legacy each morning when I see the smiles on my boys faces. I see my son trying to walk and my older son stringing sentences together. I see how they care for each other and makes me hope that I taught them to be kind men when they grow up. smfriel2 -at-gmail (dot) com

  23. A world event that is causing you distress is...

    the situation in Japan. I lived there for 9 years and my husband is Japanese. We want to take our baby daughter over there someday...

    lotusko at hotmail dot com

  24. 10 Favorite Movies: Pay It Forward, The Illusionist, The Village, Elf, The Life of David Gale, Last Castle, Memento, Hereafter, Beautiful Mind, and Tommy Boy.
    skklemm at gmail dot com

  25. Describe a childhood birthday party:

    I can remember my whole family attending this birthday party that a bunch of my friends came to. We all went roller skating at a park outside. I recall my brother having to carry all my friends shoes as we raced to get our roller skates on!


  26. Describe your first home as a young couple: Very small 2 bdrm with kitchen/living rm/dining all in one space. The water heater was in the bathroom and we had old jalacy windows that didn't shut all the way. There was no heat and one a/c wall unit in the kitchen, so we put plastic on the windows to help keep the temp regulated. No washer/dryer. It was not the best looking house, but it was wonderful. We did our best to make it nice even though we had no money. We painted the walls fun colors and had all hand-me-down stuff. I loved that house!


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