Saturday, June 6, 2009

Giveaway: Teeny Tiny Horsehair Basket!


Well, here is my first giveaway!



A TEENY TINY horsehair basket, only 10mm x 11mm. That is smaller than 1/2 an inch! It is the traditional olla or water jar shape...a very feminine shape. You see it balanced on the end of my index finger. As you can see, the individual hairs and my fingerprints are both visible in the picture, so you KNOW that pic is MUCH larger than life-sized!





This exquisite little basket is great for miniature collectors, dollhouse enthusiasts, horse lovers, basket makers, shadow box owners, pet lovers,...if you are one or all of those, or know one, this is a great giveaway for you.



It comes packaged in a lovely little handmade box (of recycled materials) tied up with frothy tulle. Just right for gift-giving. It would be a nice gift for yourself, too!



Very few people make horsehair baskets. They are very challenging to make, and there are no published instructions anywhere (but stay tuned, i am writing a book!) Here is your chance to own one, FREE.



There are 5 *five* DIFFERENT ways to enter. Any one or all of these means may be used. You don't need to do them in order. But you must do them exactly as stated. If you do only half of that requirement (for instance tweet, but not post the comment with the link to the tweet here) that entry will not count.

Please make sure that i can get in touch with you in order to notify you, and to send you the prize! Anonymous entries obviously cannot win. The prize will be assigned randomly on June 14, 2009, (Sunday) to one of the entrants, and posted here. I will also tweet the winner.


Ways to Participate:

1. Visit my etsy shop and comment on this blog as to what your favorite item is, and why it is your favorite.
2. Follow this blog, and leave a comment that you followed this blog. (If you already are a follower, just leave a separate comment to that effect...it will count. Thanks for the follow!)
3. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on the blog with a link to your tweet.
4. Follow me on twitter, and leave a comment on this blog that you are following me. And thanks for the follow, I will follow you back!
5. Blog this giveaway, and come back and comment with a link to your blog (don't forget to link to this giveaway.)

Whew!

Good luck, and thanks so much for participating!
Pamela

67 comments:

ENUWBE said...

It's been Twittered!

http://twitter.com/ENUWBE

ENUWBE said...

I am now following this GREAT blog. Thanks for writing it!

Midnightcoiler said...

Difficult choice with so many unique pieces, but I'd have to say Renacuajita Tadpole OOAK Woven Doll is my favorite from your shop because it's a fantastic woven sculpture and I have a feel for how much work went into making her.

Midnightcoiler said...

I'm already a follower of your wonderful blog!

ENUWBE said...

I really like the snail. Makes me smile, I like to smile. However, I like practical baskets as well, that I know I could put to use. So I would have to say there are quite a few things I like in this shop!

Midnightcoiler said...

I follow you on Twitter!

niftyknits said...

here's my first go - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25426589 these little earrings are so utterly unique, and I love wearing quirky earrings.

niftyknits said...

I'm a follower

niftyknits said...

I've twittered! http://twitter.com/niftyknits

niftyknits said...

I'm following you on twitter

Strands of Light said...

I'm following. Can't imagine why I wasn't following before.

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Pamela~
I just Tweeted your giveaway:
MyMothersGardenExquisite handmade basket giveaway: http://bit.ly/6pHhV

My Mother's Garden said...

I am follower your interesting blog.

My Mother's Garden said...

I am following you on Twitter, too!

Strands of Light said...

My favorite item in your shop is the notecard of your Naturally Endowed Art Sculpture. The only reason it is my favorite is because the real thing isn't available. I would love to have an opportunity to view the original and experience it with all my senses. Wow!

woolies said...

I'm following your blog (as woolies, I'm also buster and boo)

woolies said...

My favorite things in your shops are any and all of the miniature horsehair woven baskets.
1) I collect miniatures, and have since childhood
2) I have 3 horses, and am a huge huge horse-fan
3) they're magnificent and adorable and I covet them....

pineneedlelady said...

I followed your blog. Keep up the good work!

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

Wooohooo! A give-away from you! This is way cool :)

1) I love this one in your shop:
Dark Filly Horsehair Basket
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14025106
It's gorgeous :)

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

2. Now I follow you as well :)

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

3. I tweeted this: http://twitter.com/PetitPlat don't know how to show you the exact tweet though

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

4. I'm already following you on twitter, does that count? :D

Pine Needle Clubhouse said...

I am one of your admiring followers of your blog. My favorite was one of your first stories "I brake for turtles". Our neighborhood has set up a watch for the creatures to try to make sure they stay safe.

I have purchased one of your wonderful pottery bases for my baskets from your Etsy shop and plan to buy more. It is hard to say which item is my favorite as I admire all of your work.

I can see from all the posts that I'm not the only person longing to win your wonderful miniature horsehair basket :)

GOLDEN UNICORN MINIATURES said...

Am following your blog, have hearted your shop, and I'll gladly tweet this.
Your baskets are wonderful! and your larger Gallery pieces are awesome!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Hi Paula, I'm following you! Your work is simply amazing. I'm going to put a note about your contest and blog on my blog post tomorrow, Sun. June 7th.
Keep up the great work!
Blessings,
Nancy
www.basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com

WooleyGlassStudio said...

Pam,

Sorry about deleting the last post, I'm new to this posting thing.

I go to your etsy site all the time. I love the two turtle. I am a big fan of your and turtles, too. I have just started to work with pine needles and looking at your site is amazing.

I have a few of you pottery bases for the pine needles. Will keep looking for a few more. Thanks.

WooleyGlassStudio said...

I am now a follower also. I can't wait for the book to come out. Keep me in mind.

Carol said...

I follow you on twitter.

Carol said...

Catching The Moon: Weaving My Life

I am a follower of this blog

Carol said...

I checked out and enjoyed your etsy shop. Favorites are hard to chose, but I must say The upcycled art pins are fabulous! Blue Woman with Cat is my fav.
What a creative recycling project.

Sue said...

Great giveaway! I just visited your shop and my favorite items is Giraffe Nook Pine needle and pottery bowl. I love the shape of it, and the textural appeal of the pottery and the needles. Gorgeous!

Sue said...

I am following your fab blog now!

I don't tweet or twitter, however I will make a mention of this on my blog and will let you know.

Strands of Light said...

Hey, just realized I'm already following on Twitter. (Obviously I don't twitter or tweet much). :o

Inbal Weisman said...

I love your pottery- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23539049
the glaze and the bird make me feel so happy.

Inbal Weisman said...

It's been Twitted!

http://twitter.com/Inbaliya

Carapace said...

Oooh! I really love your shop! That horsehair basket is amazing, too.

But my favorite thing in your shop right now is this waxes linen turquoise necklace:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26081436

So distinctive-- it would totally make any outfit!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Andria said...

Pamela-
I'm now following your blog. Please enter me in your give away. You are a great blogger!
Andria D'Errico

Carapace said...

And I'm following, because this is a cool little blog:).

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Inbal Weisman said...

I am this blog follower now!

Inbal Weisman said...

I am already a follower of your twitter!
Inbaliya

Midnightcoiler said...

I Tweeted!
midnightcoiler Horses and baskets? Miniature giveaway: http://catchingthemoon.blog...less than 5 seconds ago from web
http://twitter.com/midnightcoiler

Midnightcoiler said...

I've blogged about your give away!
http://midnightcoiler.blogspot.com/

Louie said...

I am your latest follower - what a great blog. So glad I saw your post in Willows Natural.

AND, I visited your Etsy shop - it's a tie - I love the turtles, and also the acorn earrings!

Louie said...

I blogged about you and your blog! Here's the link to my entry: http://louie27.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-just-found-pamela-zimmermans-catching.html

Sue said...

Pamela, here is my blog post about your tiny basket and also your shop

http://bartonoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/06/couple-of-giveaways.html

3rdEyeMuse said...

I'm so glad Sue (Barton Originals) sent me this way. :) I am not following ... and looking forward to visiting more. :)

dollproject said...

Hello--I am so glad you posted in one of the reading lists I belong to, or I wouldn't have found your shop. This is my favorite item--
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25524765

I love little turtles. Your work is precise and beautiful--it looks like tiny elves made it :].

Kristen said...

hard to pick just one...but these earrings are so unusual
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25476432

I had to pick them!

StudioCherie said...

I love the dark mare large horsehair basket. My husband would love it too!
Thanks for having a giveaway.
cherie

Llama Llinda said...

I just discovered your blog through your entry on the Basketmakers Group (I'm a lurker). WOW! such great stuff on etsy. I will have to think a while on my favorite.

pbweave said...

I love your blog and am following it.

stbyra said...

As always, I love the baskets. All of them. Really great layout on the Etsy shop.

Stephanie Reed said...

I love the Miniature Bowl Horsehair Green. The color is beautiful and the craftsmanship of both this and the tiny basket you are giving away is exquisite. I used to have a small basket, but not this small! You have a gift.

stef dot reed at gmail dot com

pumpkinlady430 said...

The Horsehair Turtle Necklace is just like a dream, love the style and simplicity, and it's charm!

What a stunning art, I am amazed!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I like the Giraffe Nook Pine needle.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Following on Twitter @aikychien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Tweeted.

https://twitter.com/aikychien/status/2115129183

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Callie Ivy said...

My fave item from your shop is the Bird's Egg Nest Necklace in silver.

calleivy@gmail.com

Callie Ivy said...

I'm following your blog. =]

callieivy@gmail.com

Wehaf said...

I love these earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26228161

I have never seen anything like them, and they are both earthy and sophisticated!

urchiken at gmail dot com

greeneginger said...

Hi Pamela
It is very nice to meet you, i am happy that i stopped by your blog. I enjoyed checking out your Etsy shop, your weaving is wonderful..so talented!!
I love the Red Woven Stone Necklace with Heart. I think that is the cutest and uniquest idea!!
I am looking forward to visiting again;)
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

greeneginger said...

I am a new follower
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

Susi Nuss ~ Basketmaker said...

Hi Pamela: I am now following you on twitter.

Susi
Blog with me at
http://www.BasketMakers.info
Tweet with me at
http://www.twitter.com/BasketMakers
Visit me at
http://www.BasketMakers.com

Susi Nuss ~ Basketmaker said...

Just twittered about your giveaway. I feel like I am on a carousel that is spinning far too fast.

Susi

Blog with me at
http://www.BasketMakers.info
Tweet with me at
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Cindy Cooksey said...

I looked at your blog, and you have so many beautiful baskets! My favorites - the tiny horsehair baskets and the hummingbird nests. By the way, my baby hummingbirds are still thriving in my atrium. They are outgrowing their nest and look ready to fly away any day now.

mymarkdesigns said...

I am following you on twitter! (@studiotwenty) What an awesome little basket!