Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall Scarflette Giveaway Contest

I'm happy to announce my first ever Ruffled Feathers contest! Yay!

With the fall season fast approaching (or already here, depending on where you live), I wanted to do something to celebrate this amazing time of year. Like many people, I'm always inspired by the changing colors of the leaves and the crisp cool breezes. And the only way to go out in the chillier weather to play in those leaves is with a new scarf in the season's colors.

So now's your chance to add a fall touch to your wardrobe with a new scarflette. What is a scarflette, you ask? It's simply a shorter scarf. All of mine have buttons so that they can be worn with coats to keep your neck warm, or paired up with your indoor wear for those who run a little cold.

I made three scarflettes for three separate people to win. (In the coming days you can check back on the site for close ups of each.)



But let's get to the heart of the matter...how do you win these beautiful wares? Well, I'm glad you asked. I mentioned in a post a while ago (I would link to it if I knew where it was), that I've been loving pictures people take of their feet standing in different places with different shoes, or even just barefoot. Some are of pretty shoes in grass. Others are of flip flops in sand. Some are just bare feet on cement. Here are some examples:







Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take a picture of your feet (with or without others), and upload it to Flickr. Then, add a comment to this post with a link to the Flickr pic by end of day Sunday, September 28. I will choose three winners from the entries either by how great the picture is, or if I can't decide, by drawing random winners. Winners will be announced on this blog sometime next week (hopefully Monday or Tuesday).

What are you waiting for? Go grab some great shoes or use this as an excuse to treat yourself to a pedi! Good luck to everyone!

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42 comments:

Leslie Plank said...

My picture means a lot to me because I'm a competitive adult skater - I started at age 23 and now compete regularly. My skates give me the ability to put my feelings out on the ice.
See them here

Amy said...

This photo is bliss to me. In the sand in Maui!
http://flickr.com/photos/myzoebug/2878749459/

Ben and Taryn said...

I found your site through Whip-up and think your scarfs are beautiful. I didn't have any pictures of my feet but had this great picture of my kids' feet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30709600@N05/

KnittingBlueContent said...

I have two favorite pictures of my feet I've taken lately:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2848826245_3916821cb6.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2790342968_4b66d4e52e.jpg?v=0

I broke my foot back in December and now I don't take mobility for granted like I used to.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2389/2164484023_1696cf7264.jpg?v=0

Ria said...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2737015558_db6d957f3c.jpg


Here's mine!

Ria (tonyfan4ever on ravelry)

Buzz's Food Lady said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossiebug/2880912898/

My dog, my pumas, my soccer ball, what more could I ask for? A scarflette, perhaps!

Sharyn said...

It just so happens that I already have a picture of my feet over on flicker (it was meant!) so now my question is, can I use that, or does it have to be fresh? lol fresh feet, get it?

Carrie said...

By all means you can use pre-existing pictures! You can also use pictures of other people's/animal's feet.

julie said...

I found you through whip-up, also. Cute scarflettes and what a sweet giveaway! I love the buttons.

My feet are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77237653@N00/58788137/in/set-923328/

Sharyn said...

okay - I had a hard time deciding, I didn't realize that I had so many feet standing pictures. Rainboots, snowboots, wedding shoes....

I went with my beloved snowboots - I've had these since 1980 and they're still going strong. :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/torm1/2233341935/in/set-72157603831813953/

Mrs. V said...

I saw this image as I sat in a pizza parlour with my granddaughter asleep next to me in her carrier as it sat on the table...these cute feet staring at me, bigger than her head, so it seemed. I snapped a picture and everyone loved it, I hope you do, too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30739592@N02/

Yvonne
ysvilla@comcast.net

Mrs. V said...

Sharyn,
You picked the wrong picture ... your kids' feet make for much better composition. I like the toes sticking out of the cast, the "dry for the second day", either one of those could win this contest, but this is a good one, too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/torm1/2230738326/in/set-72157603665682153/

I love your photos and especially the stories that go with them, I'll have to come back later to read them all, it's already an hour past my bedtime.

Bea said...

Why not? I'm game.

Here's one that wasn't on my blog today.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/w1ld0n3/75472601/in/set-1619012/

And heres one with those socks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70337714@N00/2880202943/

By the way, its lovely to meet you.

Carrie said...

Hey Bea! Glad you came over. I found you on Ravelry because of my love of Bulldogs. My husband and I don't have one YET...but "Bettie" will soon come home to us. Here's a link about her: http://littleruffledfeathers.blogspot.com/2008/09/bulldog-love-to-bettie.html

Oh, and your first link is marked private, but you're still entered with the second link!

Carrie said...

And thanks to everyone who's entered so far. Great pics! They're all making me smile. Keep em coming!

Bea said...

Let me know if you can't see the photo of my sweet feet. I am new to this blog world and how to do things. Just found your blog & love it. Thanks for the contest too.

My feet await you....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20839417@N02/?saved=1

Carrie said...

Got it! And thanks for the compliment!

Jen! said...

My feet..and someone who often prefers to use them as a pillow.

http://flickr.com/photos/pineneedlefire/2844043084/in/set-72157607033795255/

Mrs. V said...

Bea,
You should have posted the photo of your cats paw in the air in the foreground with it's pads showing, real cute/

corvustristis said...

Once upon a time when I was a baby craftblogger, I posted a picture of my feet in a pair of shoes I had redecorated to fit my tastes. I made some smart comment about my "sexy feet" (referring to my chipping toenail polish and whatever else) and promptly attracted a foot fetishist to my blog. It was kind of creepy.

That orange scarflet with the purple button perfectly matches some mittens I'm knitting right now, so I've got three pictures for your amusement. The first two are pretty (if you don't mind the sandal tan). The third is disgusting, but has an awesome story behind it. You have been warned.

1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corvusalbus/2882973094/

2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corvusalbus/2882973102/

3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corvusalbus/2882973106/

I've got to have a giveaway on my blog soon; they look like fun. Thank you!

Carrie said...

You know, it's funny you should mention the fetish thing. It only occurred to me AFTER I posted this contest that I might attract the wrong set of people. But, I'm hoping that doesn't happen. Fingers and toes (appropriately) crossed.

Cool pics...yowsers on that third one though! The pain!

Thanks for playing!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

well, here they are...all three of them...please note, the 2 pinkish ones only have 4 toes each...yes, i am half a sloth! and the third one has none!

they ain't pretty but they's mine!

well, you said i could do it! hope you like the captions!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pet_duck/2882748001/in/set-72157607458149967/

Anonymous said...

I don't have a pic for you yet, but thanks for yr blog!
RAK

Carrie said...

Nicely done hodgepodgespv!

Carrie said...

I went on a girl's trip Cruise and we took pictures of our feet every night before dinner. Here's my favoite picture. I'm the one on left in gold.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrie72/544525057/in/set-72157601440447541/

Kristen said...

Hi, these are my feet on my bed wearing the first pair of socks I ever knit. (So far the only pair! I'm a new knitter.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30486430@N06/2853467987/

LeeAnn said...

Don't look too closely, but here you'll find the "tired, all day in heels" photo!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8226768@N06/2886110448/in/photostream/


And here you'll find what feet look like when they've been napping all day!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8226768@N06/2885275499/

amber said...

Ok I had put a different one on my blog to link here but then decided I like this one more:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oneshabbychick/2126160026/in/set-72157601006604294/

Stephanie said...

What an awesome idea! Here are mine:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/2568390609_d35b7c66ec_b.jpg

Thanks for having this contest!

Carrie said...

Amber, your link is coming up as private. Can you try reposting it?

Thanks!

Acute Lung Injury Journal Club said...

I have two pictures.

One inspired by the fall air and this contest: http://flickr.com/photos/alwright1/2886858633/

And an existing one from the summer: http://flickr.com/photos/alwright1/2617525050/in/set-72157605852119282/

Andrea said...

Wow, I didn't realize that helping that doctor create a blog for his journal club was going to brand me as Acute Lung Injury on Blogger forever. Going to find a way to fix that now. Anyway, the above post is from Andrea...not Acute.

Nathalie Brault said...

Hi there, ooooh I sure do hope I get to win one of those scarflets. They look so beautiful and I love the color. My hair is the same color. So I just gotta win. The picture I took is kind of the spur of the moment cause it's something I'm always doing while I'm on the net and you'll see that right here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25965699@N05/2888889042/
I'm always caressing my dog with my feet and she doesn't seem to mind at all. So wish me luck. And I'm posting this giveaway on my post right now.

nufdoog said...

I love this of my sons feet/shoes on the 4th a couple of year's ago.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28339586@N02/2890340664/

Thanks for letting me share! I love this idea & will have to take more pics or our shoes/feet :)
Cheers! Lisa

Erin said...

That's sweet of you to have this giveaway of your handmade scarfettes.

Here are my big ol' duck feet (at least with a nice pedicure)...

http://flickr.com/photos/28193564@N00/2890461026/

peaknits said...

I had to come by - my favorite pictures are of feet - especially baby's feet - Thank you for the contest!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68586960@N00/247683845/

inkberryblue said...

Your scarflettes are gorgeous and your competition's cute!
You can find a picture of my party toes here ~
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkberryblue/2894066056/
By the way, thanks for dropping by my blog and saying nice things. =]

audreypawdrey said...

I love the scarflettes; they are absolutely gorgeous. Here are my feet:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreypawdrey/2894442782/

Thanks for having such a neat contest!

Jennette said...

I have a lot of feet pictures, but here is one of my favorites. I'm at an Italian festival in my neighborhood, so it has both feet AND fried food!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsphotos/2656911603/in/set-72157605493594065/

As a bonus, I also took a picture of my friend's feet that same night (because he got powdered sugar all over the ground while eating fried treats).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsphotos/2656925479/in/set-72057594072462455/

mommymae said...

i took this with my iphone. not super quality, but i like it. my second daughter, swayzer and i have the same toes...so does her twin sister, but her feet aren't in the picture! i have lots of feet pictures, but this is one where i was taking a picture of the daughter and mine happened to be there, too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mommymae/2895472126/

btw - i love the scarflettes! the picture with them rolled and stacked in front of each other is very cute!

Pumpkin said...

Here is my pic taken from our walk today.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfrenchwindow/2895678524/sizes/m/

if that link doesn't work this one will

http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfrenchwindow/2895678524/

I love the scarflettes and would be thrilled to have one of my very own!

Sew Bee It said...

Oh, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win... So here are my feet!

http://jjsewbeeit.blogspot.com/2008/09/ruffled-feather-and-feet.html

Thanks for the giveaway and the fun way to win:)