Saturday, December 4, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Adorable, Handcrafted Play Food by The Whimsical Gourmet!

***Comments are now closed. The winner will be announced Monday morning at ten o'clock, and the wintner will be contacted and given forty-eight hours to respond.

Thank you for entering, and good luck!




Guess where I've been?  


Ok, I won't make you guess. I've been working on my manuscript. My goal for NaNoWriMo was to finish a first draft for the FIRST TIME EVER, and I did it! Though I didn't officially win NaNo because I used a partially-written manuscript to start with, I achieved a goal that I seriously doubted I'd ever reach. 

Man, it feels so good!



Now, I'm going to let my book simmer and wait to be edited. Simmer. . .mmm, reminds me of soup. Soup, rolls, take-out, holiday party food--I'm hungry! Let's have an online holiday party! I'll bring the food! How would you like some no-calorie takeout with your choice of shrimp. . .  

Chinese Shrimp or Tofu Lo Mein Take Out Box and Fortune Cookie Set - Felt Play Food

. . .or tofu?

Chinese Shrimp or Tofu Lo Mein Take Out Box and Fortune Cookie Set - Felt Play Food

Mmm. . .perhaps with a side of crab rangoon and sweet-and-sour sauce?
Crab Rangoon with Sweet and Sour Sauce - Felt Play Food




If you're in the mood for breakfast, how about some light and fluffy pancakes with eggs, bacon and sausage?
American Pancake Breakfast Set - Felt Play Food
We'll even dip our own strawberries in chocolate for dessert! (The shells are removable and perfect to dip over and over if you like chocolate as much as I do!)
Felt Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Removable Chocolate Coating - Felt Play Food
Karen of The Whimsical Gourmet (who I also claim as my very talented sister) hand-crafts these adorable sets, plus more, for her Etsy shop. I have been privileged to see these way cute toys in person, and they're even better than the pictures!


So, drumroll, please. . .


Karen is giving away one of her handmade sets to one lucky reader of this blog! It gets even better--the winner gets to pick between two of them!  The prize winner will receive their choice of either the Felt Sandwich Set with Nacho Cheese Chips. . . (How fun is that tomato and bag of chips?)
Felt Sandwich Set with Nacho Cheese Chips - Felt Play Food
Felt Sandwich Set with Nacho Cheese Chips - Felt Play Food
Or the Deluxe Sushi Set. (I just love the little tube of wasabi!)

Deluxe Sushi Roll Set - Felt Play Food
Deluxe Sushi Roll Set - Felt Play Food



Either one would make a perfect Christmas gift--if you can bear to give them up. If you like these, you'll want to check out the picnic basket, egg rolls, gourmet pizza, falafel, raspberry tarts, and everything else Karen offers!

The giveaway begins today, Saturday, December 5th, and ends Saturday, December 11th, at 11:59 Central Standard Time.

To enter: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. For example, if you're following my blog, leave one comment saying "I'm following your blog", and if you share on Facebook, leave another comment with that information. If you combine your information into one comment, that one comment will be treated as one entry.



Entries: There are six ways to enter, which mean six chances to win!


1. Follow my blog, I am a Pistachio


2. Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post.

3. Visit The Whimsical Gourmet and leave a comment about your favorite
    item. ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/thewhimsicalgourmet )

4. Follow The Whimsical Gourmet on Twitter @thefeltgourmet 
http://twitter.com/thefeltgourmet  and tweet this giveaway RT -insert some creative message about giveaway-

http://tinyurl.com/yjtj3oj   Leave the link to your tweet in a comment

5.Like The Whimsical Gourmet on Facebook 
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/pages/The-Whimsical-Gourmet/190628445963

6.Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave the link to your post in a comment



The winner will be chosen by Random.org. (This means though *I* will still welcome all bribes, especially books and chocolate, the website will be an impartial judge and will not listen to any of my whining about how great so-and-so's Grandma's holiday fudge tasted.) 


IMPORTANT! To qualify, if you do not have your email address on your blogger profile or it's private, leave your email address in your entry comments so we can find you if you're the winner.  


The winner has 48 hours to respond after they have been announced and contacted. If the winner is not heard back from, the next winner will be randomly selected, and they will then have 48 hours to respond.




**********************Special offer for my blog readers!*****************

The Whimsical Gourmet is offering a 10% discount to the visitors of this blog, I Am a Pistachio, for the duration of this giveaway! Use the coupon code PISTACHIO at checkout.



Good luck, and happy shopping!

94 comments:

Something Special by Suzann said...

Following the Whimsical Gourmet on FB!

Something Special by Suzann said...

Shared on my fb page - I hope none of my friends win. Because I really LOVE this felt food.

Something Special by Suzann said...

I'm now following your cool blog!

Something Special by Suzann said...

Checked out The Whimsical Gourmet etsy shop! Hard to pick one - but the fish, sushi, sandwich with chips to name a few.

Jenny said...

Hi! I love your blog- very entertaining writing style. I am also a huge fan of your sister's felted food! I want to participate in the giveaway, so I liked The Whimsical Gourmet Facebook page and am also now following this blog!

Jenny
jenny.rempe@gmail.com
BlackMagicStudio.etsy.com

An Ordinary Mom said...

I follow you :)!!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I tweeted on Twitter and follow now.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I liked on facebook.

Michelle Willow said...

following via gfc

Michelle Willow said...

Linked your post to our linky: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2010/11/toddlers-magic-christmas-idea-bank.html

Michelle Willow said...

I love pizza set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62286402/gourmet-felt-pizza-pie-with-wheel-cutter

Michelle Willow said...

Like The Whimsical Gourmet on FB

615marsh said...

I follow your blog!

Renae W. Mackley said...

My favorites on the site were the American pancake breakfast and the sandwich. So cute!
mackley2809@msn.com

Renae W. Mackley said...

I follow you. Congrats on the first draft!
mackley2809@msn.com

Selissa said...

I follow I am Pistachio!

Selissa said...

I absolutely love the woven picnic basket!

Selissa said...

I like Whimsical Gourmet on Facebook!

thecrazycantwells said...

I follow your fantastic blog!!

thecrazycantwells said...

I'm following the Whimsical Gourmet on FB!!

thecrazycantwells said...

I shared it on FB. I hope lots of people see how cute it is and start buying from her!!

maygan said...

following your blog :)

(congrats on your accomplishment btw!)

maygan said...

The Felt Pizza Pie set is ADORABLE!

Dulcecupie said...

Love the pizza and the sandwich!! I'm sure my little one would have so much fun with these!

Dulcecupie said...

Following you through Google friend.

Dulcecupie said...

I like The Whimsical Gourmet on Facebook.

Pink Haired Momma said...

I am your newest follower!!!!

Pink Haired Momma said...

i am following whimsical on twitter @pinkhairedmomma

Pink Haired Momma said...

I liked Whimsical on Facebook (and told all my friends too :) )

Kazzy said...

Wow! This stuff is unreal!

zeitersouth said...

I follow:)

colesammom@gmail.com

zeitersouth said...

It is hard to choose but the little pizza with the pizza cutter is so cute! I might have to do some shopping here...

colesammom@gmail.com

sunnymum said...

Very cute! I follow on GFC as sunnymum.
cbeargie at yahoo dot com

sunnymum said...

The Queen of Hearts Linzer Cut Out Cookies are perfectly cute for a calorie-free tea party!

Annette Lyon said...

I follow you!

Hot dang, what a cute idea. My older kids are past this, but my youngest is the perfect age for it. She'd be a happy camper if we got her felt food for Christmas!

Annette Lyon said...

I now follow @feltgourmet

and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/lyonstale/status/12178906828247040

Annette Lyon said...

Favorite item:

Split between the pizza and (shocker this one, I know:) the chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Steph said...

I'm following your blog!

islandgirl706@gmail.com

Alicia C. said...

I am a GFC follwoer - alicia715

ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Alicia C. said...

I LOVE the American Pancake Breakfast! How cool are these?! My little guy has recently become very interested in "helping" me in the kitchen, but it can be hard to him him and/or the food safe. These would be a great way to let him help without actually "helping"

ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Alicia C. said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/amccrenshaw/status/12234242339635200

ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Amylynn said...

I follow this blog!
beadsidemyself at gmail dot com

Amylynn said...

This is my favorite item in her shop right now!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62206236/american-pancake-breakfast-set-felt-play

beadsidemyself at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

Following via GFC as Victoria
vschilke at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

I am enamored with the Sushi set : http://www.etsy.com/listing/39097356/deluxe-sushi-roll-set-felt-play-food
So freaking cute!
vschilke at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I LOVE the american breakfast and the pizza!! My son would think they were so cool! Santa's bringing him a play kitchen, but we still need some food.

Kimberly said...

I am totally smitten! What creative creations! It definitely runs in the family (so proud of you for finishing that first draft - SO).

I'm not really trying to win, because I hate making people pay to ship stuff up here, but I've liked them on Facebook so I remember to do some shopping there. Brilliant stuff!

shelbers434 said...

i follow on gfc
snugles4433@hotmail.com
shelby

Pam said...

Love the asian collections - the crab rangoon, sushi and eggroll sets are adorable as is the Chinese takeout box.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

Darling items-I follow your blog
thanks for the giveaway
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Julie said...

like WG on fb-Julie S Laws
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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40192140/queen-of-hearts-linzer-cut-out-cookies love these
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Kimberly said...

I am following......you.

Joyful Noise said...

These are awesome...so real looking and much better than the wood food! I follow via GFC - thanks for the chance to win...

dan_jody at live.com

GoodEnuf4Oats said...

I'm following your blog!

GoodEnuf4Oats said...

This set from the Etsy shop is too cool: Chinese Shrimp or Tofu Lo Mein Take Out Box and Fortune Cookie Set!

GoodEnuf4Oats said...

I've liked you on facebook!

GoodEnuf4Oats said...

I've tweeted you! http://twitter.com/?status=%40thefeltgourmet

GoodEnuf4Oats said...

Shared this contest link on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=39107161

katychick said...

i follow you gfc
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

i love the felt chocolate covered strawberries- too cute
tcogbill at live dot com

Mama Chocolate said...

I'm a new blog follower!
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

Mama Chocolate said...

I posted on my blog:
http://johannasgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/12/felt-play-food-1211.html
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

Mama Chocolate said...

I like everything she has! I think as a favorite, I'd have to say the chocolate covered strawberries, though. :-) The picnic basket is a great idea for storing the food!
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

Mama Chocolate said...

I'm now following on Twitter @ChoresChocolate and I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/ChoresChocolate/status/13027559474200576
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

Mama Chocolate said...

I "like" The Whimsical Gourmet on Facebook as Johanna Conser.
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

Mama Chocolate said...

I shared on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/childrenchoresandchocolate/posts/123895557672813
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

emilysaltzman said...

i am now following your blog

emilysaltzman said...

i have visited the whimsical gourmeat and left a comment

emilysaltzman said...

i like the whimsical gourmet on facebook

emilysaltzman said...

i have shared this give away on my facebook page

Brandi Elam said...

I follow your blog
brandielam3 at gmail dot com

Brandi Elam said...

I like the American Pancake Breakfast set.

brandielam3 at gmail dot com

Brandi Elam said...

I like the Whimsical Gourmet on FB
brandielam3 at gmail dot com

Deb K said...

These are adorable! Please enter me

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

I follow with GFC

Deb K said...

The egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce are another favorite!

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

Deb K said...

I follow WG on Twitter

Tweet!~

http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/13109230798114817


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KovuChick said...

I subscribe!

aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

A Place For Every-Thing said...

I follow you GFC

place4everything(at)att(dot)net

A Place For Every-Thing said...

I like The Whimsical Gourmet on FaceBook.

Laura Franklin
place4everything(at)att(dot)net

darkgothdoll said...

Falafel and Pita Sandwich ...

they all are so adorable. such a neat idea.

darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

Kerry said...

Follow your blog via GFC (Kerry Gibbs)
alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

Kerry said...

I like the "Gourmet Felt Pizza Pie with Wheel Cutter "

alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

Kerry said...

Like Whimsical Gourmet on Facebook (Kerry Gibbs)

alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

Kerry said...

Follow Whimsical Gourmet on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/KezzyGibbs/status/13349745221177344

alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

Rebecca said...

I liked the whimsical gourmet on facebook!

Rebecca said...

I like the choc covered strawberries!

musicmakingmomma said...

GFC follower of yours
Kim Pollock
kimberlysummer40@aol.com

musicmakingmomma said...

I love the pizza and the chocolate covered strawberries!
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Contest Patti said...

Following on gfc - Patricia B

Contest Patti said...

I like the bow tie pasta - yumm

Janine said...

I follow your blog.

J@Hollowstar.com
AlternativeHousewife.com

Janine said...

Visited The Whimsical Gourmet and my favorite item is the pizza, I think it looks like the most fun for kids.

Janine said...

I 'Like' The Whimsical Gourmet on Facebook