Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rudbeckia Hat Giveaway

This contest has ended! Thanks to all that entered!
I first found Etsy 2 years ago when I was looking for a handmade hat. I have been a photographer for 9 years and there is something about babies in hats that makes a picture perfect. Ella still looks adorable in hats, so I love buying them for her. Now that is time for Fall weather and Ella's head has grown since last season, I decided to look on Etsy for organic handmade hats and came across Rudbeckia.

I contacted Susan from Rudbeckia with a request to do a review and giveaway for her amazing hats. She truly went above and beyond to create Ella the PERFECT organic hat to match her Fall photoshoot dress. Susan even created a detachable linen rose and bow for the hat to keep it fully Eco-friendly. I'm glad I could be an inspiration for her! She was such a pleasure to work with, I can't recommend Rudbeckia enough!

Our photoshoot was Saturday and it was 85 degrees here. The hat started to make Ella warm, so the detachable rose came in handy! Not to mention it is gorgeous! Yes, she is my happy little hippy baby. I absolutely LOVE the way the hat looks on her and the vintage feel it gives the pictures.

The hat is very warm and great for colder weather. But, the rose feature is perfect for any time. The organic cotton is very soft and beautifully handknit. The hat can be gently handwashed. Ella dropped hers uptown and I was able to get the dirt off very easily. I think you can tell by the pictures what a beautiful hat
Rudbeckia creates!

Rudbeckia carries handmade knit hats in sizes newborn to adults, scarves, cowls and headbands all at great prices.

The Giveaway: Rudbeckia is offering 1 very lucky reader a custom hat with their choice in color and size!!

The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 7, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter: Visit Rudbeckia and tell me something that you love
. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Tell me one of Rudbeckia's favorite materials to use or some other info about her
7. Tell me what you like about handmade items
8. Grab Mkokopelli's Fall Week button and post on your blog or FB page
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148 comments:

  1. I love the HANDMADE ORGANZA FLOWER BOUTIQUE INFANT BABY GIRL NEWBORN HANDKNIT HAT IN ORGANIC COTTON-- amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  5. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com
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  6. I like that handmade Items are usually one of a kind. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  7. bamboo is one of her fav materials. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  8. I like the flapper girl hat, although the ella is wearing is my fave!

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  9. i am a fb fan!

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  10. i subscribe via email!

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  11. What I love about homemade items is that no two are ever eaxctly the same, and more than likely you will never see anyone else wearing the same thing!

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  12. I enetered the Colorful Childhood Store Giveaway

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  13. LOVE the All About Pom Poms Hand Knit Black and White Women's WInter Hat!

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  14. I adore the Pom Poms and more Brown Hand Knit Women's Fall Hat.
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  15. I am a happy subscriber to your blog.
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  16. I entered your Star Soft Shoe giveaway.
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  17. Susan at Rudbeckia's likes to use washable wools and bamboo.
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  18. I love handmade items..........you can just feel the love in them. They are unique and I love things that are not mass produced.
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  22. i like handmade items because they are unique. Not every other kid you see in the store will have them on

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  23. Terracotta Hand Knit Cowl With Detachable Flower and Feather Hair Piece

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  25. I LOVE the Fall Flapper Girls Organic Cotton Knitted Hat with Detachable Silk Satin Flower. So Cute! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  26. I follow your blog. Thanks!
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  29. I tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!
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  30. I posted a link of your giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks!
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  31. I entered your Colorful Childhood Store Eco-friendly Toy House Giveaway. Thanks!
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  32. I entered your Any Sign $25 and Under from the Olive Barn Giveaway. Thanks!
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  33. I entered your Emerson Creek Coffee/Tea Mug of choice Giveaway. Thanks!
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  34. I entered your Zulugrass Bracelets and Strands Giveaway. Thanks!
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  35. I learned that Rudbeckia is a mother of five who inspire her. I feel for her..I have 4, they don't always inspire me though :)
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  36. I entered your DreamSacks Athena Tunic Giveaway. Thanks!
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  37. I like the black knit toddler hat.

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  38. I love the Hand Knit Organic Cotton Toddler Boutique Hat With Detachable Hair Barrette.
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  39. One of her favorite materials to use is bamboo.
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  40. I entered the Krafty Kates Kreations giveaway.
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  41. I love the fuzzy in pinks newborn hat with the pom poms. cute! superfizz at bust dot com

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  42. Hand Knit Organic Cotton Toddler Boutique Hat With Detachable Hair Barrette

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  43. I love the Boutique Hand Knit Off White Cotton Baby Hat with Polka Dot Ribbon and Silk Flowers its beautiful

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  45. I love the Bright Pink Large Organza and Silk Flower Ribbon and Metal Headband -- so elegant!

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  46. Rudbeckia says that knitting keeps her refreshed -- I'm glad, b/c I love knit items but don't have the patience for it!

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  47. I love handmade items because they are unique (not that same GAP sweater that *everyone* has) and I know the care that went into it.

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  48. I subscribe to your blog by email.

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  49. I entered the Emerson Creek Pottery Giveaway.

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  50. I love the All About Pom Poms Hand Knit Black and White Women's WInter Hat, thanks!

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  51. I like the Hand Knit Toddler Boy Gray and Teal Hat With Shaggy Yarn Tassel and Pom Pom. You can't imagine how quickly it is turning into winter here -- we're going to need hats!

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  52. I'm a fan on facebook (and twitter)

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  53. email subscriber

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  57. I like how the items are made in a smoke-free and pet-free home -- very important in an allergy-prone household.

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    I like the Fall Flapper Girls Organic Cotton Knitted Hat with Detachable Silk Satin Flower at Rudbeckia.

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  60. **Daily Tweet**
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  61. I entered your Eco-Handbags Celia Bag Giveaway. Thanks!
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  62. I love the Fall Flapper hat!

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  63. subscribed via email
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  64. tweeted http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4432787497
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  65. entered your Shorty's Gourmet Treats giveaway
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  66. one of her favorite materials is bamboo
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  67. I love the uniqueness, and the quality is usually so much better.
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  68. Love the Terracotta Hand Knit Cowl With Detachable Flower and Feather Hair Piece.

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  69. Twitter follower @getalonghome

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  70. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/4451432554

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  73. I've got your fall week button.

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  74. **Daily Tweet**
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  75. i like the Bright Pink Large Organza and Silk Flower Ribbon and Metal Headband!

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  76. **Daily Tweet**
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  80. I really like the Hand Knit Striped Infant Baby Boy Newborn Hat with Off-White Pom Pom.

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  81. Love the BLACK KNIT TODDLER HAT WITH RED ORGANZA POPPY FLOWER AND POLKA DOT RIBBON. It would keep my daughter warm during the cold wyoming weather and it is cute!
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  82. Beautiful hats! I like the Fall Flapper Girls Organic Cotton Knitted Hat with Detachable Silk Satin Flower as well as the
    Pom Poms and More Brown Hand Knit Women's Fall Hat.

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  83. Her favorite materials are, "soft, bulky yarns, bamboo, cotton and washable wools".

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  84. I like handmade items because of the time and quality that are put into them. Each piece is unique.

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  85. I like the Fall Flapper Girls Organic Cotton Knitted Hat with Detachable Silk Satin Flower
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  86. Favorite material that she uses is organic cotton.

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  87. I like handmade items because they are truly gifts. The crafter has a passion for what they make, they put time, love and good energy into what they make. Quality is always so much better than commercial products.

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  88. I love the Fall Flapper Girl organic Hat.

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  89. I love the Fall flapper girls hat with the detachable silk satin flower. It's gorgeous!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  90. I follow mkokopelli on twitter (username gunzie73)
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  91. I'm an email subscriber: ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  92. I entered the zulugrass giveaway.
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  93. Rudbeckia is a mom who loves to use organic cotton to make her hats and they are beautiful. I wish I could knit like that.
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  94. **Daily Tweet**
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  95. I like the Boutique Newborn Baby Infant Girl's Variegated Brights Hand Knit Hat With Pom Poms. Thanks!

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  96. I think the "Fall Flapper" hat is really cute. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  97. I"m already a follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  98. I love the BLACK KNIT TODDLER HAT WITH RED ORGANZA POPPY FLOWER AND POLKA DOT RIBBON-GOOD PHOTO PROP, it's so bright and fun!

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  99. I follow your blog.

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  100. I follow on Twiter, too (@thxmailcarrier).

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  101. I'm an email subscriber with the address below.

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  102. I entered your Leg Huggers giveaway.

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  103. One favorite material to use is bamboo!

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  104. I love that handmade items are always unique and one of a kind. Plus, they just look so much nicer than the generic things you find in stores.

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  105. I have the Fall Week button up!
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  109. Fall Flapper Girls Organic Cotton Knitted Hat with Detachable Silk Satin Flower

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  110. I really like the hat you featured "Hand Knit Organic Cotton Toddler Boutique Hat With Detachable Hair Barrette", except in all off-white, but still with a brown detachable hair barette. Size 9-12 month.
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  111. Love the Bright Pink Large Organza and Silk Flower Ribbon and Metal Headband

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  112. Really like the Fall Flapper Hat!
    Thanks
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  113. I like the Hot Pink Scarf.
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  114. I love the Hand Knit Toddler Boy Gray and Teal Hat With Shaggy Yarn Tassel and Pom Pom :)

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  115. my favorite is lavender and white hand knit baby girl infant hat with pom-poms it is so cute my neice would be so cute in it.
    thanks for the contest
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  116. I love the Hand Knit Women's Hat With Curly Tassels and Applqued Crochet Flower. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  117. I love the HANDMADE ORGANZA FLOWER BOUTIQUE INFANT BABY GIRL NEWBORN HANDKNIT HAT IN ORGANIC COTTON-

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  118. I follow u on twitter.@momsfocus

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  119. entered Soft Star Shoes giveaway

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  120. I like that handmade Items are usually one of a kind

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  121. bamboo is one of her fav materials.

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  122. forget my email address rajee@momsfocusonline.com

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  123. follow Mkokopelli on Twitter @dearandrea
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  124. I love the Navy Organza and Silk Hand Cut Flower on Metal Headband!

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