Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I found a giveaway for closet crocheters.

Hello!! I see that Julie of Gleeful Things is doing a little giveaway of this really awesome crochet book, and I wanted to share with my followers. Some of you might really be into crocheting, and this is a contest I think you would like to enter in. The projects are all really hip and trendy, and cute!

Here's some sneak peeks of the book:

So how do you win a copy of this book? Check out Julie's blog post giveaway, and follow her instructions!

Good luck! :)

In case you didn't see the hyperlink:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Comiccon was a success!

Hello all!

I'm sorry if my last two posts were repetitive. That contest on the Love Your Local Business site is getting ridiculously competitive, and garnering votes every day is the hardest part about it. I apologize to those of you who may be annoyed. I must remind my fans daily (at least on Facebook I have) to vote, because otherwise falling behind happens too easily. :)

But today's post isn't about the contest! No!! Today I'm going to talk about Comiccon!

Oh my goodness, I had a great time doing it. It was my very first time ever attending as a vendor and a visitor. I wasn't sure what would sell the most, or be popular so I had a little bit of everything....

Large Pillow Monsters...

Zombies and Domo Kun inspired monsters...

Cell Phone Sleeves...

Keychain monsters...

Large Monsters....

As well as Yetis and Regular Monsters...

Sadly I did not sell any zombies or Domos, or even one large furry monster. I did sell out immediately of my Skullies, Yetis, Large Pillow Monsters, and Berries oddly I suppose. :) I know what to make more of for next year!

There were some highlights of the event though! Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek: Next Generation) stopped by my table to say hi! We weren't allowed to take a photo, but he was there!! The photo below was taken from the web, but this is about how he looked on Saturday.

We also had a very good Spock look alike stop and do a mind meld with Bernard:

Look alike Spock

After doing a comparison of Leonard Nimoy (shown below) my friend James and I both agreed this was a pretty awesome costume!

Leonard Nimoy

I didn't get a chance to meet any of the celebs (sob), but here are some photos my friend got for me!

Patrick Stewart (above) and Malcom McDowell (below) !

We also had some pretty happy customers!

We've signed up already for Comiccon 2013! I had a blast. it was extremely tiring, but so worth it! I hope to see you all next year! :) I know for sure there will be tons of large pillow monsters, tons of yetis, tons of Skullies, and much more!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The CBC commercial grand prize is mine!

For those of you who are new to what I'm talking about, it's the contest for Quebec entrepreneurs.

If you’re a small-business in Quebec, enter CEDEC's Love Your Local Business Contest for a chance to:

  • Be featured in a TV commercial to be aired on CBC Television for an entire month
  • Win two tickets and hotel accommodations to the Awards Gala in Montreal on Wednesday October 17, 2012
  • Win publicity for your business in a major Quebec newspaper
  • Win visibility for your business on CEDEC's website, e-newsletter and social media channels
  • Win prizes and much more!

The contest includes a voting component where you can share your business profile through this website, asking, clients, friends and family to support your entry. Garner as many votes as you can for a chance to win great publicity for your business!
Deadline to enter is Friday September 28, 2012.
The top 5 get a chance at this beautiful grand prize:
Grand Prize / Grand Prix 

Estimated value: $30000.00 CAD

Grand Prize / Grand Prix

The grand prize winner will be featured in a TV commercial that will be broadcast on CBC Television for the entire month of December 2012. The top five vote getters of the contest are automatically in the running for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be chosen by a jury and revealed at the Awards Gala on Wednesday October 17, 2012.

So I'm seeing that competition around me is stepping up for this Love Your Local Business contest, and I want to offer a $50 gift certificate in a draw if everyone can help me reach 1st place!! I've already reached the top 5, but that's not good enough for me. So if you've voted today, that's great, but please go back to the site on a regular basis (read: Every day) and put in your vote for me. You can vote through Facebook, or register your email address and vote that way as well. Either way takes less than 10 seconds, and would be so great!

Here's what you do. Bookmark this link , put it somewhere you will see it every day, and then go in and cast as many votes as you can with as many emails as you own. At the end of the month, I will be hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page (using an app of course) and everyone who has entered the giveaway will get to win that lovely $50 in my store.

This is going to make a perfect gift!!  Now go and vote every day, and I'll let you know when the giveaway starts!! :)

Good luck!!

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE online at Curious Little Bird's online shop!

Vote daily here:


Thursday, September 06, 2012

I want to have a commercial on CBC!!

Hello all,

As most of you know, I've started my own business in 2011 called Curious Little Bird. I make plush monsters and things are going very well. Well today I've entered my business into a contest called "Love your local business". If I win, I get 1 month free commercials on CBC (television) for my business which is valued at $30,000!!! There are 22 days until the contest closes, and I need at least 300 votes to win (the most voted for business is up to 288 votes, and I need to pass this to win. 

Please take 10 seconds to click on the link and vote for me!! It would mean the world to me and the business if I could get on TV. 

VOTE NOW! :) Please note that you can return to the website every day and cast your vote. If everyone votes once a day for 22 days, I'm sure to beat the highest voted business!!!

Thanks so much for supporting me and my business!!