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Made by Mom Contest: Win items from each of our featured local moms!

Posted December 13, 2012
Updated December 18, 2012

Sugar cookie by Monster Cookies & Cakes. Courtesy: Facebook

This contest is over! Congratulations to our winner: nscualum09!

I wrapped up our 2012 Made by Mom Gift Guide with the final feature of singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer on Wednesday. Thank you to all of the talented moms who shared their stories and their time with us!

Now, we're launching our big Made by Mom Gift Guide contest where one lucky winner will win something from each of our featured moms!

Here's what the winner will get:

  • A choice of any two shirts from My Lullabug. (Follow the link for details on a 20 percent off coupon code that owner Kelli Clough is offering).
  • Six monster cookies from Monster Cookies & Cakes.
  • An infant or children's T-shirt from Sonshine Wear of the winner's choice.
  • A copy of the book "The Princess Who Wore Glasses."
  • Copies of Grandpa's Workshop and Grandma's Garden, apps for iPhones and iPads, from Fairlady Media.
  • A $25 gift certificate from Sarah Cecilia Good Food Company. The certificate can be used to order food if it is to be delivered within the company's normal delivery area or at the company's new restaurant Kimbap when it opens next month in Raleigh.
  • A red and blue scalloped banner from Posy.
  • Two heirloom holiday ornaments made with fabrics that are important to the winner from Patchwork Memories.
  • A MOM calendar, journal, memo pads, sticky notes, a GoPlaySave coupon book, note cards and a big pack of Sharpie markers from Laura Kelly Designs.
  • A signed copies of each of the children's books "Ellen's Broom" and "Tea Cakes for Tosh" by Kelly Starling Lyons.
  • A pendant featuring a handpainted scene of a red barn in the winter from This Little Pigment.
  • Two copies of the children's CD "Best Day Ever" by Rissi Palmer.

Check the photos above to see the work of each of these talented women!

So what do you need to do to enter to win? Do one or both of the following:

1. Follow @GoAskMom on Twitter and tweet once about the contest

2. Answer the following question in the comments below: Are you crafty? If so, what do you make? If not, is there something you wish you could make on your own? (I always wished I had the patience for knitting).

This contest ends at noon, Dec. 18. One winner will be picked at random from all entries. The winner's user name or Twitter name will be posted on this post by 10 p.m., Dec. 18, and an email or message will be sent to the winner, if possible. The winner must respond by 5 p.m., Dec. 20, or a runner-up will be selected. And please note: We can't guarantee that the winner will receive each of these items by Dec. 24. Good luck!


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  • ncsualum09 Dec 19, 2012

    YAY! thank you so much! I am so excited for these great local gifts!

  • starzlght Dec 18, 2012

    While I'm not crafty I do have lots of ideas, I would love to have the time to paint, draw, sketch. I bought a few starter things from the local craft store. If I could try anything it would be knitting and I wish I could sew even if it was just a button.

  • Gr8Fun Dec 18, 2012

    The sad part is that in this society, so many children are stationed in front of the television or video game console and parents are perfectly content with it. It's a built-in babysitter. As parents, we need to instill not only more outdoor time for our children but more craft time. It promotes the use of their imagination - something television and video games have practically taken away from them. To build their own little masterpieces, take ownership of them, and then be so excited to have it displayed in the house or as a gift to a family member or friend. It also builds their self confidence as they are having fun. The true joy of arts/crafts....I wish we all could take part in it a little more, especially with our children.

  • hiyufed2 Dec 18, 2012

    I remember as a child making crafts from my "head" and/or ideas/thoughts and not using a template or book to copy a craft. Today, we rely to heavily on the internet, books, tv, etc. for craft ideas. Arts/crafts are about each person's OWN INDIVIDUAL ideas, creativity & thoughts..which is what makes art, art!! I was an activity director in an elderly, Alzheimer's Unit many years of the greatest jobs I ever had. When we would do a craft project, one of the most fun and amazing one we would do, was to just use a glue stick and paste misc pieces of torn, colored construction paper on a blank white "canvas" making a "picture" from their heads/thoughts...then I would ask them what they made & write it on the bottom of their canvas. The most amazing responses would come from their mouths. With Alzheimer's we tend to think they have "forgotten the past and everything about their lives" but they would ALWAYS tell me the picture was something from their past as a child...interesting.

  • Gr8Fun Dec 17, 2012

    I love painting with my son. I'm not very good, but there's something special about creating a masterpiece (despite how it may turn out) and calling it your own. We painted pottery as Christmas gifts this year, and I painted wine glasses this year to raise money for Breast Cancer. We've also painted canvass as wall art for our new home - they hang in my bedroom so I can cherish them every day. It's not the final product that means so much, it's remembering the effort and fun it took to make the pieces and being able to cherish that distinct moment every time you look at your craft. What great memories for both my son and me!?! May we all cherish these special moments with our little ones, particularly this holiday season...

  • newssaavy72 Dec 17, 2012

    I love making arts and crafts and also drawing. I wish that I had more time to do them, especially with my girls.

  • gmhfay Dec 17, 2012

    I am NOT crafaty! I wish I was but- I simply am not! My mother was - she was always making osmehting! Knitting or croceting and she tried to teach me but - I just am not!

  • flowersf Dec 17, 2012

    I'm pretty craft when it comes to making sentimental items with my baby, but I just wish I had more time to do more! I also wish I knew how to crochet, but my attention span is almost 0! :)

  • acs0427 Dec 16, 2012

    There's a bunch of stuff I'd love to be able to do, but I already have so many projects on my plate! Today I make Christmas tree ornaments out of Shrinky Dinks, and I've done TONS of sewing this season.

  • ncmum Dec 16, 2012

    I love all types of art and crafts. I just this week made my 4 year old daughter a bed for her 18" doll. I am not the best at sewing, but it actually worked and turned out OK!