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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Micah Makes Pattern Giveaway-CLOSED!

***GIVEAWAY is now closed!
Winner to be announced shortly!
Thank you for your participation!!!****

This giveaway is being hosted by Micah Makes. Micah Makes is the cute little Etsy shop, where you can great you 'hook on'. Micah Makes is a shop filled with crochet patterns for some pretty darn cute items. And there really is a Micah behind Micah Makes. Micah York, she is a SAHM to 2 boys, and this little shop helps her do her most important job. Micah has created each pattern in American terminology, but very easy to follow plus she makes herself available to you through email if there are any questions that come up while you are following her pattern. All of Micah's patterns are available in multiple sizes allowing you to have numerous options when it comes to the finished product.
I sent Micah a few questions to allow us to get to know the creative mind behind these lovely patterns. Here are her answers:

AM2CW: Where did you get your start? Self taught or learn from family or friend?
Micah: When I was a teenager, I decided I didn't want to be limited to the clothes and accessories that were available in stores, so my mom taught me how to sew, my aunt taught me to knit, and I taught myself to crochet. I grew to love all of these crafts, but crochet has always been my favourite.
AM2CW: Where do you get your ideas?
Micah: I like to create things that I would use for my own family, friends or myself. My boys' interests have inspired some of my hat patterns, like the firefighter helmet, train conductor hat and triceratops hats, but every once in a while I like to make something for myself, like the breezy newsboy hat and interchangeable flowers. My family and friends are always contributing great ideas too.
Sometimes I am inspired by a certain shape or color combination. I also LOVE to put creative spins on hat styles to turn them into animals, such as the penguin bomber hat, ladybug earflap hat and the frog prince hat. I spend so much time thinking about the designs, prototyping hats, and testing the patterns to make sure they are super-easy to follow.
AM2CW: What do you see for your shop in the next 6 months?
Micah: I have recently discontinued selling any custom ordered finished items so that I can focus strictly on creating new patterns. I have lots of ideas I would like to create to have available in my shop including more hats and other accessories. I am working on some new coupon codes that customers can use in my newly opened pattern store, and I will be adding learn-to-crochet videos to my blog so that I can share this fun craft with others.
AM2CW: Do you have some new patterns in the works?
Micah: I am always working on new patterns. At this point, I have more ideas than time to produce them, but I guess that is better than running out of ideas! Right now I am working on a pattern for a cowl and fingerless gloves.
AM2CW: What are 3 words that describe you and your shop?
Micah: Creative - I'm always trying to think of clever designs and unique ideas. 
Valuable - Everything I sell I would be happy to buy. All my patterns are thoroughly tested to ensure they are easy to follow, and I always offer assistance if a customer needs some extra help.
Professional - This business is something I take very seriously. I strive to create quality patterns that will produce fun and functional products that people can enjoy.
AM2CW: What is the most popular pattern in your shop?
Micah: My most popular pattern is the firefighter helmet pattern. Everyone loves it, and it can be personalized with your favorite fire company number.

My Review:
I was given the chance to review one of Micah Makes crochet patterns... and after mulling over all of her very cute patterns. I chose to review the Worsted Weight Triceratops Hat. I chose this pattern because it is cute and reminds me of 'Tank the Triceratops' on the Dinosaur Train, as well as the fact that the majority of my crochet patterns I have are girly and wanted to be able to make something for Monkey and other 'little/ big' boys. I mean just look at the pattern's picture.... who wouldn't want to wear this on their head young or old. And it is also customizable for girls too! The pattern is multi-sized in it's option for you to make. The pattern is in pdf format download. The pattern is very easy to follow and I had no problem following the step by step instructions. I am a novice self-taught crocheter and have been crocheting since I was in high school. I found the pattern to be easy enough that a beginner would have no problem following it's instructions. My only problem was deciding the colour to make Monkey's hat and keeping Princess from trying to claim the finished hat as her own...and yes, I did end up making her one of her own in PINK of course. The pattern was originally created for bulky yarn but Micah has created a WW yarn option. Also I want to point out the the price of her patterns are pretty reasonable and in line with other shops that offer crochet patterns, you can bundle them and save more too!!! Here is how the Triceratops hat turned out...
Monkey in his Triceratops
Princess in her Triceratops

Giveaway
Micah Makes has graciously and generously offered one reader of AM2CW, a 3 crochet pattern bundle (value $14 USD) of the winner's choices.

How do you enter....
*Please leave a separate comment for each entry, both mandatory and bonus entries. Also do not forget to leave a means to contact you if you are chosen if you do not have it attached to your profile or anonymously. 
Mandatory entries: (must enter these entries in order to qualify for your chance to win this giveaway)
1. Check out Micah Makes and choose a favourite, then come back and tell me
2. Follow AM2CW through the blog or with Facebook or Twitter (social media options found on the right side bar)-- 2 entries for each you do, leave a separate comment for each please.
-- Sign up for Micah Makes newsletter on her blog, where she has monthly giveaways of patterns--- get 2 bonus entries, leave separate comments for each entry
Bonus entries:
-- Heart Micah Makes to favourites on Etsy-- get 2 bonus entries, leave separate comment for each


-- Like Micah Makes on Facebook-- get 2 bonus entries, leave a separate comment for each
-- Blog, Tweet, Facebook Share this giveaway, leaving link in comment-- get 2 bonus entries for each method you use to spread the word.
-- Make a purchase from Micah Makes or Micahmakes.com-- get 4 bonus entries, leave a separate comment for each...proof will be invoice number and will be checked with Micah for verification (do not enter it in comment will be requested only if you win)


***08/18/2011 Giveaway Update: Get 2  BONUS Entries for daily posting to Facebook and Twitter, post link in comments every day for yours....ONLY 7 days left in the giveaway!!!! Chance to 14 Bonus entries just for posting to your status, on top of the other entries!!!!


There you have it you can get many, Many, MANY chances to win the 3 pattern bundle giveaway from Micah Makes!


Good Luck! 

Giveaway ends August 25th 
Winner announced on August 26th!!!




Here are a sneak peak at some of the patterns available from Micah Makes...



Penguin Hat pattern

Firefighter Helmet Pattern
Ladybug pattern

Newsboy Scalloped Breezy Beanie Pattern
 So if you are a crocheter, you can definitely get hooked on Micah Makes' shop or Micahmakes.com.
I mean who couldn't with such cute patterns available!
Also on Micahmakes.com, she recently opened her "pattern shop" and is offering all her patterns just as she has in her Etsy shop. Also on micahmakes.com, Micah gives you some tips and tricks, as well as free (yes I said FREE!) patterns. Please take advantage of this special she has going on there.
The discount code is SAVE15 to get 15% off you order when you buy 2 patterns or
SAVE25 to 25% when you buy 3 patterns for this special! Buy more Save more!!!!

Thank you very much Micah and Micah Makes for hosting this giveaway...her first on someone else's blog outside of her own!!!! I am honoured and hope to get more hooked on your shop!













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Francie said...

Signed up for Micah Makes newsletter
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Francie said...

Signed up for Micah Makes newsletter #2
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Francie said...

Hearted Micah Makes on ETSY
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Francie said...

Hearted Micah Makes on ETSY #2
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Francie said...

Like Micah Makes on fb
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Francie said...

Like Micah Makes on fb #2
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Anonymous said...

I love the bear hat
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Anonymous said...

I am a follower of your blog
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Anonymous said...

I signed up for MicahMakes newsletter
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Jenn said...

Trying to pick my favorite is really hard
11 But my two favorite things on Micah makes is her interchangeable flowers, and her triceratops pattern!! Love,love them!!

Jenn said...

I follow the AM2CW blog!!

Jenn said...

I follow the AM2CW blog!! #2

Jenn said...

I favorite Micah makes on etsy!

Jenn said...

I favorite Micah makes on etsy!! #2

Jenn said...

Signed up for Micah makes newsletter!

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Jenn said...

I signed up for micah makes newsletter!! #2

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Jenn said...

I'm a new fan of AM2CW on FB!

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Jenn said...

I'm a new fan of AM2CW on FB! :) #2

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Lauren said...

"liked" on FB

Lauren said...

I am a new follower!

Lauren said...

I added Micah Makes to my favorites on etsy! (MustardSeedMom)

Lauren said...

my kids want me to make them each a triceratops hat! I also love the engineer had and firefighter hat.

Heidi said...

I love the interchangeable button flowers.

Heidi said...

Liked AM2CW on FB #1

Heidi said...

Like AM2CW on FB #2

Heidi said...

Signed up for Micah Makes newsletter #1

Heidi said...

Signed up for Micah Makes newsletter #2

Heidi said...

Like Micah Makes on FB #1

Heidi said...

liked Micah Makes on FB #2

Joelle said...

Just signed up for the newsletter, I like the triceratop hat.

Joelle said...

"liked" Micah Makes on Facebook.

Gena McMillan said...

My favorite is the dino! (That's what my daughter calls it)

Gena McMillan said...

AAF of micah makes.

wherethey'llgo said...

My favorite pattern is the triceratops. I have a little boy infatuated with dinosaurs, this would be perfect!

wherethey'llgo said...

Blogged about the giveaway!
http://wheretheyllgo.blogspot.com/2011/08/off-topic-crochet-giveaway.html

wherethey'llgo said...

Hoping to win so I blogged it!

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wherethey'llgo said...

Liked Micah Makes on Facebook!

wherethey'llgo said...

Liked Micah Makes on Facebook.

wherethey'llgo said...

I heart Micah Makes on Etsy!

wherethey'llgo said...

I heart Micah Makes on Etsy!

wherethey'llgo said...

Signed up for Micah's newsletter!

wherethey'llgo said...

Signed up for Micah's newsletter!

wherethey'llgo said...

Following AM2CW's blog!

wherethey'llgo said...

Following AM2CW's blog!

wherethey'llgo said...

Following AM2CW on Facebook!

wherethey'llgo said...

Following AM2CW on Facebook!

Kristine said...

My FAVORITE is the fireman helmet, but since I all ready have it next is the train conductor!

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Kristine said...

Following AM2CW on FB

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Kristine said...

Following AM2CW blog via email

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Kristine said...

I was previously subscribed to Micah Makes newsletter

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Kristine said...

<3 Micah Makes on etsy.com
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Kristine said...

I all ready was a fan of Micah Makes on FB
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Leanne :) said...

My favourite is the fireman hat!! :)

Leanne :) said...

Following AM2CW on blog

Leanne :) said...

Following AM2CW on blog

Leanne :) said...

Following AM2CW on FB

Leanne :) said...

Following AM2CW on FB

Leanne :) said...

Already signed up for Micah Makes's blog

Leanne :) said...

Already signed up for Micah Makes's blog

Leanne :) said...

I already like Micah Makes on FB

Leanne :) said...

I already like Micah Makes on FB

Leanne :) said...

Shared on FB

Leanne :) said...

Shared on FB

Anonymous said...

I love the train conductor hat
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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog
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Anonymous said...

I signed up for her newsletter
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Anonymous said...

follow your blog
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Anonymous said...

Follow you on Facebook
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Anonymous said...

follow you on Facebook
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Anonymous said...

signed up for her newsletter
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Cortney said...

My favorite is the fireman helmet

Cortney said...

following your blog

Cortney said...

I get Micah's newsletter entry 1

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I get her newsletter entry 2

Cortney said...

She's a fav on Etsy

Cortney said...

she's a fav on Etsy

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Cortney said...

I like Micah Makes on facebook

Cortney said...

I like Micah Makes on facebook

Cortney said...

made a purchase!

Cortney said...

made a purchase

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made a purchase

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made a purchase

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