Saturday, December 6, 2008

Felt, A Shameless Appeal & a Give Away

I made several of these wool felt poinsettias using a simple leaf pattern I drew on a sheet of paper and sewed them together at the middle. I used hot glue to adhere two layers on top of the other, and then used rusty bells for the center. It was really quick and inexpensive--and this one measures 8" wide. My goal is to do a whole garland...I'll keep you posted...

I'm in dire need of 3 things as gifts this season, and I'll take help any way I can get it! I'm looking for a Nerf Grenade (only sold in Australia or military stores in the US). They are only $10, and I'm a crazy ebay fool who keeps getting burned, so I thought I'd post this.

The other two items I'm looking for are Fiskar's punches, made specifically for Christmas. One is the Gingerbread Man and the other is the Christmas Tree.


I already own these punches, (I got mine at Archiver's but they're sold out everywhere locally) I need them as a gift for someone who would really appreciate them... ETA: I found the punches--thank you Amy!! Still looking for the Nerf Grenade...

SO...if you are out there and happen to have one, two, or by some miracle, all three of these treasures, please email me at Turay413@gmail.com for the love of all things holy. I will gladly pay you for them plus shipping--and I'll throw in a free kit to boot. I'm desperate, people.

And just because...leave a comment today and I'll do a drawing for a free WIP December kit tomorrow at midnight...

My fingers are crossed...

80 comments:

dbettyboop2008 said...

You are too sweet Trish. And you wonder why God Blesses You so much. I'll keep an eye out for you.

Molly said...

Trish I think I can get the grenade for you. My cousin is in the military in NY--can call her!
I love these challenges to get a Christmas gift that is hard to find!
Molly U.

Mindy said...

Ah, the "thrill" of the hunt :) I wish I could help you out, but I believe our Archiver's is sold out of those as well--I will check though! I hope that the poster above me can get the grenade for you!

Stacey said...

I absoloutely LOVE how the Christmas Spirit gets into us and how by nature, we try and try to find that special something to make someone happy!! I've got my eyes peeled for you!!

Veronica said...

That grenade thing sounds interesting. I will keep a look out for you!

MandieGirl said...

I wish I could help, but I'm not military, and don't even have an Archiver's! :) Hope you're able to find everything!!!

Amy V. in OH said...

Hi Trish! Well, if you are willing to purchase the Fiskars punches online, then go to www.scrapbooks.com and they have both of them in stock for $14.49 plus shipping. This company has been around for years (Keeping Memories Alive) maybe you remember them. I've ordered from them more times than I can count and they have great customer service and are very reliable. I hope that helps you. :o)

Amy V. in Parma

Andi said...

I wish I could help you. We don't have Archivers and I'm not military, but Amy's suggestion above sounds like a good one for the punches.

Candace H said...

Good luck and I have a feeling that with all your faithful blog readers all over the world, you'll have success! I'll keep my eyes peeled for the punches here. :o)

Katherine said...

I found the punches on scrapbook.com, too. I actually got my gingerbread man squeeze punch at JoAnn's the weekend before Thanksgiving. You could also try their website. Joanns.com
Good Luck!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck shopping! Hope you are able to scratch those items off your list soon! Enjoy the holidays! :) Sandy

Becky said...

Good luck finding those items. I know someone will come through for you.

Jessica said...

I hope you're able to find the punches. I have seem them at our local Michael's. I'm happy to help if you want them, but don't want to buy them, and then you find them! :)

Julie said...

Merry Christmas Trish!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could help, but I do wish you lots of luck in finding them. Your blog is awesome, I read it first thing everyday. Would be extremely excited if I win a kit. Thank you for the chance, Cindy (Texas)

Stormy Easton said...

Well, you have two out of three taken care of! I hope you're able to find the football, we're not in the military anymore or I run out and look now.

Karen B said...

Trish,

I can check my local Micheals today when I go this morning. I'm not sure if you still need them though, it looks like others beat me. But I'll check and get them and let you know. I don't live in Australia so I can't help you with that one. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Karen

nursela said...

Unfortunately, I can't help, but I can sure wish you luck in finding that Grenade. I'm sure by posting this you will find one! You are so sweet to make this offer, even to those of us who can't help!

Patricia said...

Well, now you got my interest peaked! My son would totally love that nerf grenade. I'll check with my sis, if she heads out to the base today I'll have her take a look for both you and me! Merry Christmas and thanks for your genorousity!

MAM said...

Glad you found the punches! Just love checking out this blog.

Monica

Crafteemomof2 said...

Good luck with your shopping!!I know I can't beleive it is almost that time.....

olexer said...

Trish, your Christmas ideas are wonderful, hope you find the goodies!

Nathalie said...

Your felt pointsettia looks great! I would love to see the garland you make with them! Thank you for your inspiration AND generosity!!!

Robin said...

Good luck with your searching. I remember how much fun that can be "not" lol.

Tara said...

Christmas shopping is really just a scavenger hunt. Although the kids haven't really asked for anything specific, we spent all afternoon yesterday going from store to store in search of a Wii. I had no idea they'd be so hard to find. And I am definately not about to get in line at some crazy hour in the morning just to snag one when no one has even asked for it.
Best of luck in your search Trish! I'm sure some little elf will find one for you!

Bibi said...

I can't wait to see the finished garland, I bet it's just gonna be gorgeous!! How cute are those punches!! I hadn't seen them, but now I think I need them. I'll be on the lokout for the Nerf Grenade. Happy Holidays, Trish!
P.S. Are you planning on doing the Christmas version of Sweet Treats Fall? I'd be all over that!!

Naomi said...

Love that pointsettia, Trish! It is gorgeous!!! You are SO creative!! I would love to see pics of the completed garland!

Naomi from WT

Heather said...

I love that flower!!! I am totally inspired by all your great ideas!

Jill said...

I'm glad that you found the punches. I can't help you with the grenade. Your poinsettia is gorgeous!!!!

Good luck on your Nerf hunt. I hope you're able to get one!

Heather T said...

Great blog! I love that flower! You should post your pattern for those of us who are design challenged! Good luck on your gift hunt!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I'm sorry I can't help you out with the things your looking for. And I already have the 2 December kits...so I'm guess I'm here just to say Hi!!!!

MidniteScrapper said...

Wish I could help you with the grenade hunt...have a great day!

love scrapping said...

I hope you get what you're looking for!

pickmepam said...

omg! i love the comment about all things holy! the punches look absolutely adorable! great gift idea for us crafters! honey, are you reading this?

Susan W said...

Good luck finding that nerf grenade thing. I asked my dh and now he wants one!!! And how sweet of you to do a giveaway!!

Kim M said...

How sweet to giveaway a whole kit, you are one super nice lady!

Tara Piper said...

Those punches are so cute, I wish my closest Archivers wasn't 4 hours away. But my husband is probably happy it is that far away, I go crazy when I get to it!

Aimee said...

Hope you are able to find what you're looking for! Can't wait to see the whole garland!

Michelle said...

Wow Trish - you are amazing. I would love your December kit. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

Wow Trish - you are amazing. I would love your December kit. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tracey said...

Glad you found the punches! Love your flower and the banner in the next post...so cute!

Teisha said...

I love your blog, Trish. You are so creative! I'm so glad you found your punches and I hope you find the Nerf, too!

pink said...

I think your banner post yesterday is the cutest banner I've seen this year! Love the enlongated triangles.

Thanks for an opportunity at one of your fab kits!

Stacy Cohen said...

I'm glad you found the punches! I hope someone comes through for you on the grenade. So sweet of you to do this giveaway!!!

TraceyR said...

Hope you get the grenade you're looking for; the things we'll do at Christmas for kids (of all ages!)

Susan said...

I hope someone can find you a nerf grenade.
Thanks for a great blog read just about everyday!

CathyB said...

I always find the best ideas when I visit your blog! I always get a little nervous anticipation while the computer is loading up, just waiting to see what you have next. I suppose just like a child before they tear open a gift-that thrill of "what will it be?"! Thanks for all that you share with us. Merry Christmas!

Lisa and Penny said...

I've been wanting to try out the WIP kits!! Thanks for the chance to win :-) Happy Holidays!

Alicia Sharp said...

We do not have an Archivers. Good luck with the hunt tho!

Anonymous said...

Trish, you come up with such awesome ideas and your kits are AWESOME! Good luck on finding your nerf item!
hugs,
Shell O.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Hey Trish,

That felt poinsettia is beautiful!!! You are so crafty, my friend! I wish I knew where to find those punches, as I fell in love with that little gingerbread man the moment you posted him on your website :-) No Archiver's here (sad, very sad), but I'm glad you found 2 out of 3 already. Dec kit giveaway? I love giveaways! HUGS!!!

April said...

Those are such cute punches, and I look forward to seeing your garland when it is done. Sorry I can't help you with the nerf grenade.

Daintry said...

Good luck in your hunt! I have never even seen those punches! I now know I am missing out on something! :)

princessteach said...

I have been looking for the gingerbread punch also. Can't find it anywhere.

Sharon said...

Wow a December kit. What a treat! Hope you find those grenades you're looking for!

Vera said...

hope you find what you're looking for!

Anonymous said...

Hope you find your treasures! I love the pink and green Christmas kit. Can't wait to crop on the third!

Carrie

ziggydogdoggy said...

Glad you found the punches. I am not military connected so I cannot help out with the Nerf grenade. Hope you find one. You are an awesome person to be searching for this for the child.

Rachael said...

I love your pointesetta! Oh and i work at a military base (i am Air Force) and i did not se ethose Grenade Nerfs at the BX Sorry but i looked today for ya! I hope i am a winner! :-)

Sharon said...

Hope you find your items!! And thank you for this wonderful blog, I love coming here to see all your creative ideas! And the delicious recipes, keep it coming!

Lee said...

Hope you find what you're looking for. Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

Anonymous said...

Trish,
I know what it is like when you can't find a specific item! Good Luck! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Kris N

Jewel said...

Best wishes on your hunt for the Nerf grenade. You are such a kind and generous person so I am hoping that someone is able to help you this time. I will put the word out around here to see what I can come up with.

jill marie barrett said...

ohh, i would love me a wip kit!!

Gina said...

Good luck with your search. I know what it's like to be on the hunt for the perfect gift!

Deanna said...

Trish, you amaze me with your craftiness and I love your blog because of all the cleaver ideas! Good luck finding the grenade, I wish I could help!

Andrea said...

Now I want those punches, too! Pick me pretty please.

Debbie said...

Wish i could help but my nearest Archivers is over two hours away.I love your blog, it is one of the first things I read every morning .
So many creative ideas and recipes!!

Angela L. said...

You are one of the most generous ladies that I know..... always giving! I was so touched by everyone's quick response on WT and that the items that you were looking for were found... It just exhibits another example of how truly blessed that I am to be involved in a community of such loving and caring ladies!

Mike and Brianna said...

Oh I love that Gingerbread punch too! I love all your holiday creations!

Susan said...

The pointsettia is beautiful - what a lovely idea! I enjoy reading the WIP blog with all the great tips~
SusanB

Ilona said...

I would love to win a kit! Big spending freeze over here (hubby works in the auto industry nuf said) only gifts for kiddos this year, would love a little gift for myself he-he. Thanks for the chance!

Susan Carter said...

Love this blog - you are so creative - as is your design team!!

Karen said...

I sure wish there was an Archivers anywhere near me. We once had a nice scrapbook store, but now are left primarily with the box stores like Michaels. No punches here, so I'm glad you found them. They ARE cute!

"Girl" said...

Hugs Trish! I hope you find your grenades. Sounds funny doesn't it? Thanks for all you do!!!!!

scrapweaver said...

Trish I love the flowers just beautiful!

azarrella said...

I love your blog so much. I read it everyday. Even though I can't afford your kits right now I love all the inspiration and beautiful things you come up with. Thanks for sharing your talent! Happy Holidays.

Alesha said...

I love looking at your Christmas crafts, so creative. Thanks for all the inspiration...

lenore said...

So wish I could find you one of those Nerf Grenades but will keep hoping and wishing that someone finds one for you!

Anonymous said...

Trish-Your blog is so inspiring! I have been looking for that tree punch too. I am glad you found one. Mary M.