(thanks for my new dishwasher!) giveaway (CLOSED)

Hi friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend ... I know I did.  On Saturday, a big, beautiful, portable dishwasher was delivered to my apartment.   It takes up way too much space in my already tight kitchen, but it washes dishes like a dream.  I have a new lease on life, and I have you to thank.

Thank you, dear blog readers, for the dishwasher.  Thank you for coming to read and thank you if you have ever clicked on my ad space (may you never install ad blocker).  ;)


Do you see the joy?  I thought I'd do a little giveaway to show my gratitude - something handmade by yours truly.  I wish I has something more fabulous to offer, but we are in a recession, people.  Three lucky winners will receive one of the following items (your choice!):

A tote bag, similar to my spring tote (sadly, the orla kiely fabric is no longer available):


A set of (four) burp cloths (you choose girl, boy, or gender neutral fabric):


Or, a custom sock animal (within reason, folks. lets not get too exotic):


This giveaway is now CLOSED.  Thanks for entering!

p.s. happy birthday, Dad!

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Maly and Dan said...

i would love the sock monkey my husband likes to call my daughter monkey so that is her nickname. i would love to treasure it forever!

Ola said...

I love the tote, why is it that they always discontinue things that are the best?
My kitchen is very small so I don`t have that many appliances but the newest one is a coffee grinder. It`s great to grind some fresh coffee in the morning!

papouce said...

a new blog on my reader!
The bag is very nice!! :)
and i also like my dishwasher!! ;)

by night said...

I love the tote bag! That fabric is adorable. And I loooove the dishwater too. and the laundry machine. and the vacuum cleaner.anything to gain time and energy on the cleaning the house part of life actually ;-)) AND MY SEWING MACHINE!!!(does it count?)

KalykoKatt said...

I would love the burp clothes. DH and I are excitedly waiting to adopt a precious new little one, so they will need to be gender neutral. I would have to say that my favorite appliance is the dishwasher as well. Although, our ice cream maker would be a close second. :)

Karli said...

I am in love with the sock monkey. ADORABLE!!! My favorite appliance is the washing machine. I can wash dishes, I can hang clothes out to dry and all that jazz, but the thought of washing clothes by hand sends a shiver down my spine!!!

suziepie said...

i would love the spring tote.. it's so cute!

my favorite modern convenience is the washer/dryer... i have too many clothes to wash w/ a 1 year old and a husband that showers twice a day!

Kelly said...

I would love to win the sock monkey! Our 16 month old really is half monkey LOL and he would LOVE it. But alas if I don't win I really must read the tutorial and make one myself. I think my favorite modern convenience is the computer. Can't imagine my life without it!

Stephanie said...

I would love a tote bag. :) Great giveaway. I could NOT live without my crockpot. I use it on a weekly basis. Thanks.

Javacurls said...

Hello Jill! I'm new here so congrats on your dishwasher! All three gifts are fabulous but my favorite are the burp clothes and the sock monkey. Let's see my favorite modern convenience is my iPod. I love music so being able to listen to anytime anywhere is a sweet thing!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Your post had me laugh out loud - I am sooo with you on the dishwasher love. I still praise the day when I finally got one. It is the best thing ever. Not only does it do the dishes, it also serves as a great tidy-up space, as all the dirty dishes get collected in there after a meal. So there you have it, my favourite appliance is definitely the dishwasher, too.
As regards your give away - I love the tote bag. Such a pity that the Orla Kiely fabric is not available anymore - so pretty.

Mara said...

hmmm.... that monkey is too cute so that would be my choice if I win! : ) And I'm with you on the dishwasher... best ever!!

x

mara

Anonymous said...

Just love that little sock monkey! My favorite modern convenience right now would have to be our space heater. We live in an old house with a furnace that only heats the room it's in, the living room. It's bone chilling cold here in Texas right now and if it weren't for that little heater I think we'd be freezing our noses off! Glad you're enjoying your washer!

Marissa Weisiger
my email address is: marissa_weisiger@yahoo.com

Thanks

sb said...

I love the tote! And I, too, rely on a dishwasher. In fact, we were recently contemplating changing apartments and I was seriously considering excluding all non-dishwashered options. Doing dishes is a terrible, terrible chore and I hate it! (Unfortunately, so does my hubby, so the last time we lived without a dishwasher, it was a terrible cycle of dishes not getting done, building up, and then neither of us REALLY wanting to do them because there were so many.)

CeruleanCharm said...

Ahhhh! What a cute sock monkey! Girl, I will buy one from you! I don't wanna just take it, it is a recession! So stinkin cute tho, I love sock monkey stuff.
Ummm I am not friends with my dishwasher in my house. It is what I call a dishRinser. Idk about modern appliances (i would love one of those kitchenaid tabletop mixers...ooooh) but I do love my electric blanket! And my towel warmer! Umm here in the south central US, we have an ice storm goin, with snow up to my knees so not freezing to death has been delightful!!!
ENJOY YOUR DISHWASHER!!!!

Bethany said...

it's sad to admit, but how did i live without a laptop? i love this thing...and the internet. congrats on the dishwasher!
-bethany (btskelton@gmail.com)

Mrs. D said...

Google is my favorite modern convience for sure. Where would I go if I needed to know everything about the skunk ape? That tote is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Kelli said...

I would love to win that adorable sock monkey. I'm expecting a baby boy here in a few weeks and think that'd be perfect for him.

As for my favorite modern day convenience, I have to say...the crock pot. Thanks to that thing, dinner can be prepped in minutes in the morning and wallah, there's a full blown meal by the time I come home from work. Who ever came up with that contraption was a genius!

Melissa said...

That little sock monkey has my name all over it. And i would have to say i too love the dishwasher. Too many bad memories of days worth of dishes piled high because nobody wanted to wash them. Thank goodness for dishwashers!

The Stringham 5 said...

My favorite is the cute little sock monkey. I would give it to my baby boy because he's my cute little monkey!

Favorite modern convenience would have to be the internet!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lamb said...

id LOVE the boy burp cloths. i have an 8 month old, so they would come in very handy.

i could not live without my washing machine. we cloth diaper, so i can't imagine the alternative. Eek!

Kristine said...

I just broke my food processor and realise now how much I use it.

The bag would be really useful and look far more stylish than my usual bags.

Lamb said...

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Lynette said...

I think i would pick the cute monkey! and i definitely can't live without a microwave!!

Lynette
lynetteloveridge@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I want that tote (unfortunately I too LOVE the Orla fabric). Congrats on the dishwasher. I couldn't live without a washing machine. Ours is a sad orange (or was it "rust" back in the 70s) Lady Kenmore that came with our house 7 years ago. But that baby's still humming (barely).

The Super Seven said...

I'm with you on the dishwasher. When we had baby #3 ( the others were 1 & 2) it was my treat.....we have 5 kids now and it's still running strong. I couldn't function without it....otherwise I'd be doing dishes all day instead of the laundry:)

I would choose the sock monkey.....my littlest guy would love it!!! You can find me at jknelson.blogspot.com

Kstp said...

I love the burp cloths! My sister is having identical twins this summer and these would make such a cute gift for her! She doesn't know the sex yet, so gender neutral.

Thanks! Love your blog!

Katie
www.sarumokitaraochiru.blogspot.com

Annette said...

Enjoy your dishwasher, it's so a great machine.
I love to enter your giveaway..
If I may the lucky winner I love to get the custom sock animal, it's such a ctie...
Good luck with your give away

MV said...

My favorite modern appliance is my washing machine. After living in apartments during college and a few years after - the laundromat gets old. I still adore being able to walk down to the basement and do my wash without worrying if someone is going to snatch my stuff.

I'd choose the sock monkey - adorable!

gigi said...

I would love that cute Monkey!! I use my microwave way more than I use the dishwasher :)

medina family said...

I would love the tote, although it was such a hard decision to choose one. My favorite appliance must be the washing machine...then the dryer. I love soft, warm, static free clothes!

jajb.lilly said...

I would love the tote! It is so cute. The washing machine is what I couldn't live without. With two baby boys laundry is never ending at my house!

Genevieve said...

i would love the tote! and i would have to say i couldn't live without first my washer and dryer and second my dishwasher... even though ours is an apt size so it is only half as big as a dishwasher! it still gets most of the job done :) thanks for the great giveaway. love the blog!

Tricia said...

I just wanted to say I have the same portable dishwasher. I can't tell you how much time it has saved me and how many arguments over dishes I've avoided with my hubby. lol! But seriously, I've had it (or a similar model) for 4 years now and you can't beat it. Congrats! Oh and I would love a tote if I win. Thanks!

Jo said...

i would choose the tote...and NOT carry and diaper bag stuff in it!!! :)
i couldn't live without my laptop or iphone.
enjoy the dishwasher!

Beth said...

I love the tote bag! I could see myself using it all of the time. As far as a modern appliance goes, I love my oven/stove. I cannot imagine having to cook over an open fire 24/7. =)

amy said...

I would love the sock monkey! Dishwashers are awesome, but I would have to say that my favorite modern convenience is the washing machine...I couldn't picture doing all of my laundry by hand. Thanks for the giveaway. :o)

Liz said...

i LOVE that tote bag!
agree with you on the dishwasher, I adore my dishwasher!!
PS I am making a set of the burp clothes tonight to send to a pregnant friend! I'm a beginner sewer so i am hoping they come out right!

Laurie Anne said...

Hi Jill! Congrats on the dishwasher...I'm with you, I just got my first dishwasher a year ago and I wonder now what took us so long! I could never again live without it.
I love all three of your giveaways but seeing as my kidlets are too old for burp cloths and sock monkeys (although they both have one I'm sure they still snuggle with) I would love the tote bag because it would be for me to use to tote around my craft projects.
hugs! xx

Rachel said...

Who doesn't need another tote!

I couldn't live without my car! I have friends in NY and I don't know how they do it! I gotta keep the car with 4 kids.

Michelle said...

I would love the Tote!

I am obsessed with my dishwasher- it is quiet, it cleans so well, and it was worth every penny we paid for it. Someday we may move, but the dishwasher is coming with me.

Rebecca said...

My favorite modern convenience would probably be a toilet. I can't imagine having to get up and go outside at night to use the bathroom...especially pregnant! GAH!

Anyway...I like the burp clothes! I have a TON of friends having babies soon and that would be a perfect gift. And either girl, or gender neutral.

Jamison Family said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and get excited when I see a new post in my reader! Your blog is the first "crafty" blog I added and has encouraged me to rediscover my crafty side.

I have been thinking about making a sock monkey family for my three little monkeys - so this would be a great start.

I read a blog called Christian Homemaking where she talks about the woman in Proverbs 31. In the 15th verse it says that gave work to her maids. Since most of us don't have maids she compares all of our modern appliances to maids. So now when I get up in the morning I set at least one of maids to work ... Lizzy the laundry machine, Dinah the dishwasher, Carrie the crockpot - I'm not sure I could pick a favorite now, it is like they are all part of the family!

Katherine said...

Oooh, congrats on the dishwasher! We had a portable one when my husband was in grad school and it was the one saving grace of our tiny and ancient apartment! I think the washer/dryer are my very favorite convenience though, since we cloth diaper and do so many loads of laundry.

And I love the sock monkey-- it is so cute! My son would adore having one, he loves monkeys and gorillas!

Alison said...

Enjoy your dishwasher! My favorite modern convenience is having my own washing machine. With children, I cannot imagine lugging everything to the laundry-mat like I did while living in NYC.

I would choose the burp cloths either boy or gender neutral...I am expecting with a due date quickly approaching!

emily ann. said...

I would totally go with a sock monkey! My baby girl is waaaay into stuffed animals right now!

My favorite modern convenience is...washing machine. I do soooo much laundry and I can't imagine going to the laundr-o-mat or doing it all by hand!

Amanda Childers said...

My favorite modern convenience would have to be the oven. I can't start a fire to save my life and couldn't imagine having to cook a caserole in an open fire!! I prefer the preheat button!

My choice of giveaways would be the burp cloths. I have a friend who is having a baby girl in May and she LOVES homemade things. She would absolutely love these!!

Ty and Dani Porter said...

I would love to win the monkey, or the tote. :) I would have to agree with you that my favorite modern convenience would have to be the dishwasher. I despise doing dishes...and mine is broken right now, it’s so depressing. Luckily I have a wonderful husband who does a lot of the dishes.

Tracy said...

My 1 1/2 yr old son would love a sock animal. So adorable! And there is no way I could ever live without my microwave.

Tracynoelle@hotmail.com

The Oxford Family said...

GIRL...I FEEL YOUR PAIN! I went almost 2 years without a dishwasher! It is sad to say but I seriously started going insane! Glad you have one now! Just think of the extra craft time you'll have now ;)

Love the spring tote!

Nanna said...

I would choose the tote bag--so pretty!
I think my favorite modern convenience is the computer. How else would I have known about your giveaway?

Bridgit said...

Hmmm ...tote or burp clothes ...either! And I'd say ...I need my washer ...while I hate to do laundry ...doing by hand would be awful! bridgitgatlin@yahoo.com

jlaugelli said...

I would love some new burp clothes - my third is due in May and it is always nice to have some fresh & pretty new burp clothes to battle all that spit-up! We don't know the gender (waiting to find out), but I'm betting on a boy...so with two girls already...let's go with boy colors! As to modern convenience...I'd say it's a toss up between my computer and just the basics of having indoor plumbing/hot water etc. (can you imagine having to go outside every time your toddler needed to use the bathroom?!!!)

MamaGray said...

I'd love the cute tote!

My favorite modern convenience would be the internet, of course!

Casey said...

Yay for you getting a dishwasher! I don't know how I ever went without one before, I love dishwashers!

I would choose the burp clothes, my cousin just had a baby boy last night so I'd love to give her some cute ones!

Lauren said...

I just got a countertop dishwasher this weekend! Now my stacks of dirty dishes are disappearing! ;) I know just how you are feeling.

I'd love any of those prizes--whatever you feel most like making. I love the bag, have a baby boy who spits up every 5 seconds, and 2 older kids who would love a sock animal. Think you could make a unicorn? (j/k--unless you can, of course)

lissie.loo@gmail.com

Bryan and Nea said...

Love the bag. And, with 4 young ones, I dont think I could live without a washing machine.

Tess Smith said...

my favorite modern convenience: the dishwasher. seriously. it allows me to tuck away dirty dishes, and then- it cleans them for me! i love it. love love love it.
as far as the gift. i'd say the sock monkey- i'd give it to my little man. he has a love for handmade softies!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the new dishwasher! I understand the joy that it brings. I absolutely love the tote and the sock monkey. I think my favorite modern convenience would be my breadmaker -- just can't do it on my own! :( Love your blog!

Carsten's Mom said...

I love the sock monkey. My favorite modern convenience would be the washing machine.

Jennifer said...

tough choice on what I would pick...the bag or maybe the burp cloths. But I'm with you on the dishwasher!

Trisha said...

My favorite modern convenience is the George Forman grill!!!

I would love the sock animal.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mandy said...

That cute sock monkey, of course!!

Can't imagine living without a washer/dryer.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the dishwasher...I'm still living on the "I cooked, you wash" routine! I'd have to say that my favorite modern convenience is the Internet. And thank goodness, my little house doesn't have room for a set of encyclopedias!

No babies here (unless you count the ones with fur), so I'd love the tote :)

Contact: robinson_kerrie(AT) hotmail(DOT)com

The Lucas family said...

I would love a sock monkey!

I just want to say I love reading your blog and should probably stop, because I always end up starting way too many projects! haha

My favorite modern convenience is the Clothes Dryer, the washer is nice too!

breckster said...

the bag. I can't seem to make myself a good bag. I've been lurking and using you as inspiration but I can't master the bag.

The elevator. We live on the 6th floor, and the elevator has been out for 10 weeks. I have a 4 year old and a 5 month old, and I am missing the elevator.

mrs. moody said...

Oh my gosh I am in love with the tote!

I could not imagine living without the washer and dryer. The dishes I could have the patience for, but the clothes, forget it.

Thanks so much for your posts!! :-)

The Wentzell's said...

I would love the tote or the sock monkey for my son. My most favorite modern conveniece is my Kitchen aid!!! for sure. Hope I win.

Liz said...

I am a bag fanatic! Would love to win one of yours. My appliance that I would not want to live without would be my washing machine. I just can't imagine how much extra time it would take in my life to hand wash our clothes!

Lost in Sicily said...

Congratulations on the new dishwasher! I have to agree with you on that one. Life with a dishwasher is so much better. Although I love all of your creations, I know my son would LOVE a sock monkey. Thanks! Karen

Kelley Jones said...

Thanks Jill. I LOVE reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

I LOVE the tote bag! Enjoy your dishwasher. I couldn't live without a microwave... :)

Julie said...

Well for starters I love EVERYTHING you make so I'd love any of those three. But my first choice would be the burp cloths since I'm having a little girl in May! :)
My favorite modern convenience is the airplane. I live far away from "home" and family that I love being able to visit a few times a year :)
Love your blog btw, and nice dishwasher!!

kimbosue said...

I would love the sock monkey!
Funny story about monkeys, several years ago I was visiting a friend in FL, and she told me that there is not a day that goes by that you don't see a monkey, hear a monkey, hear the word monkey, read the word monkey, etc. I didn't believe her. When I got back home, it was like there were monkeys EVERYWHERE! Newspaper, radio, news, books, stores! Now my little Miles needs one of his own!

Couldn't live without the washer/dryer. After years of aparment living, laundrymats are NOT FOR ME!

Julie said...

I would like the tote for me, but the burp cloth would be handy for my neice due in March, but then again, my 19 month old would like the monkey. But I love the tote!
I'm with you on the dishwasher. We don't have one in our 1950's rancher, but there is always hope!

Little Feet said...

I would love the monkey for my son. Love your new dishwasher! I am quite attached to mine as well! :)

orphan said...

i would love the burp pads for the latest addition to the family. my favorite appliance is my washing machine-no more wringers or rollers ever! i actually enjoy washing dishes by hand-it is my reflective time of the day.

amanda said...

I would love the tote, it's so cute!
My favorite modern convenience - while I love having a dishwasher I would have to say washer and dryer would come in first because washing dishes by hand is annoying, but washing clothes by hand is not cool!
Enjoy your new dishwasher! :)

Mike and Sarah said...

I would love a cute spring tote! And, I love my microwave :) Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blog!

Sarah

saraiwithani said...

That bag is so cute! I would love to win it! (Can a girl really ever had too many bags?!?!)

My favorite modern convenience would have to be the washing machine...especially the front loader! It literally cuts my laundry time in half!

Misty said...

I'd LOVE a tote bag!!

My favorite modern convenience would have to be my microwave. I've never owned a dishwasher, but maybe someday I'll get one. Until then, I'M the dishwasher at my house!
creativeitchblog (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

I do love my dishwasher, but if my washing machine were to die, I'd be up a crick without a paddle. Your tote is gorgeous, just perfect for (hopefully) springy weather.

Lynne said...

I would pick the tote! Very cute! My favorite conveniance is the dishwasher. I hate washing dishes, especially now that I'm at home all day with kids! Imagine the pile of dirty dishes, yuck! Thanks for the great giveaway!

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

I love the tote. That is adorable.

Anonymous said...

the tote bag is wonderfull,I love it so much
I couldn't live without my dishwasher...but in this period my favourite is the insinkerator, it's a new entry in my kitchen
ciao
andale_andale@libero.it

the bakks said...

THE DISHWASHER!! hands down! I love the burp cloths - expecting a little girl in March!

Erin said...

congratulations on the dishwasher! I agree, it is one of the best modern conveniences!

such great items. it's hard to choose a favorite. i think the sock monkey. i have always thought they were cool but have never made one.

jackie said...

Congrats on the dishwasher, Jill! I'm going to have to go with the dishwasher! It saves me SO much time!

And I love your sock monkey! So cute.

kallou said...

i would love the sock monkey, so cute!!! enjoy your new dishwasher!! :D

fawnda said...

hmmm hard to choose just one... I guess it would have to be the sock monkey since my son would LOVE it!

My favorite modern convenience is the internet! : )

Rosie Posie said...

Congratulations on the dishwasher! I have a tiny tiny apartment and at first I was going to say the only appliance I couldn't live without was the washing machine, but I changed my mind when I thought of the cookies I'm going to bake for a midnight snack... So I'd be willing to wash clothes by hand if it meant I could only have an oven!

I'd love a sock monkey because I've never ever had one and always loved them.

BTW- I haven't updated my blog in AGES, so I would contact me by e-mail if I were you... ;)

Megan said...

I would love some gender neutral burp cloths, since I have 2 girls and am prego again. (hoping for a boy this time!) My favorite modern convenience is the washer/dryer. Pretty sure my family would stink if I had to hand wash everything! :)

megpayne@gmail.com

Laura said...

I have to agree with you the dishwasher is the best. The first 8 years of my marriage we did not have a dishwasher and I was so happy when we finally moved somewhere that had one.

I'd the sock monkey for my little boy!

lemsullivan(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meghann said...

I was just thinking how I would love a new tote bag, to downsize from the monster diaper bag I have. :)

I think my favorite modern convenience is the cell phone. When I was in high school, we didn't have them. So when we had to meet up with friends, a lot of planning was involved. But now, if I forget my cell phone at home when I'm supposed to be meeting someone, all hope seems lost. Plus, I like the security of it, in case my car breaks down and I'm in the middle of nowhere by myself.

Abby said...

The burp cloths! I am due "any day now" and my poor daughter needs some girly things to replace her brother's items :) My favorite convinience is the washing machine... I would never be able to get through my laundry without it!

Gardening Mommy said...

Would LOVE the tote for my shopping trips!
My favorite would probably be the microwave--has gotten me out of a lot of brain-dead moments when suppertime sneaks up on me!
Thanks for the chance to win!

MilewskiFamily said...

I'd definitely choose the sock monkey if I won! I never had one as a kid and i would love one now! oh yeah, I'd share with my two li'l girls, too! :) My favorite modern appliance is the water heater. I would not like to think about cold baths/showers. I'd probably bathe not so often if it were just cold, cold water! ha!

Sarah said...

Hi Jill, I love looking forward to your posts, I have been so inspired by your blog. Maybe too much as I have so many projects on the go! My son will be 1 year this April so I have taken your fabulous idea of the playhouse and am slowly working on finishing it!
I would have to say I love all your stuff but the monkey is my favourite. My son's room is full of monkeys and I know he would enjoy it very much!

Congrats on the new dishwasher. I have been trying to convince my husband we need one - but he doesn't think so. (Can you tell who does the dishes?)
Id have to say my favourite modern connivence is the vacuum. I never use a broom anymore and with our black lab I would go crazy without it.

Keep up the awesome creations!!

Crystal said...

Ooh, I would love the sock monkey!

Can't live without a flushing toilet! :)

Nanette said...

I don't know which of the prizes I would choose-I like them all so I will take anything that has not already been spoken for. I'm pregnant with a two year old so truly, any one of them would be welcomed with open arms.
My favorite appliances are my blessed washer and dryer. When I gave birth to my first, we were sill going to the laundromat (such a pain). But then my kind mother in law bought us a washer and dryer and my life changed forever.

Sarah said...

I would pick the tote. I'd say a vaccuum is my favorite.

Mindi said...

What mom of two would not love another tote?! So much stuff to carry all around the town. :) Having just moved into a prewar building this past summer- we love the character but not the fact that it lacks all those modern appliances! We only had room for a mini-dishwasher.. but, boy are we grateful! We had to buy a small microwave to put atop our small refrigerator, and lastly- insert window unit air-conditioners to get us through these hot and humid NYC summers! :) All I can say is that I am grateful to be living now... when these modern conveniences are available!

mindi
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AmyJo said...

I love your sock animals!
My favorite modern convenience would have to be my washer and dryer. I do not even want to think about how much more I would be behind on laundry if I didn't have them!

Jenny said...

If I had to choose just one, it would be the burp cloths in the girly fabrics. My sister-in-law is due soon, and I still haven't gotten my soon-to-be niece a present yet! I am such a slacker.

I'd say my fabvorite modern convenience would have to be the washing machine. How it's possible for a child to get red finger paint (that had been put away for hours) onto a white towel when he should be sleeping is beyond me. Bleach and a washing machine are life savers.

Brittany said...

Does hot water count?! Hello?!! Cold shower, no thanks.

and seriously, wishing you the very best of luck with your blog. May there be many more modern conveniences coming your way!

Sock monkey... I think.

Janel Waters said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE stuff!!

I would LOVE to win either the tote bag OR the burp cloths!

My "can't live without" modern convenience is my washer and dryer - I mean really, beating clothes against a rock to get them clean does NOT sound fun to me! Second is my dishwasher (which happens to be running as I type!)

girlfiend said...

I love the tote bag.

My favorite convenience is the washing machine. We use cloth diapers so without it, we'd be in trouble.

Enjoy the dishwasher!

girlfiend47 (at) gmail (dot) com

Terry said...

We moved into our first home that has a dishwasher! I'm 52 years old!! I only use it 2 or 3 times a week because I'm use to washing by hand, but it sure is nice.
I love the sock monkey...my nine year old daughter collects sock monkey's.

bethany said...

yay! I love my dishwasher too. I probably don't need anymore bags but that spring tote is really cute.
thanks!

Jay and Haley said...

I would LOVE the tote bag! Big enough to be a mom bag, but sassy enough for carrying around when I don't have my daughter in tow. My favorite modern convenience is most definitely my washing machine. It has saved more onesies than I would like to admit. :)

NuriaBadilla said...

Love the tote and the sock animal (this is my favorite)

You know, my fav moder convenience is the mixer, I use it eve to mix the egg yolks!!! (they never work for me) But my real dream, you go it the dish washer!!!!

Sarah - Roots and Wings said...

Hooray for your dishwasher!! At the end of this month we're moving from an apartment WITH a dishwasher to one WITHOUT! =(

I'd love a Jill Made Tote Bag! =)

elle said...

I would love them all, but i think my son would LOVE the monkey. My favorite "modern" convenience is the Washing machine, esp, since I just started using cloth diapers!

HG said...

I would love the tote or the sock monkey. Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm thankful for electricity! After spending 3 days without it due to the ice storm, I've never been more greatful for a warm house and cold fridge!
And a diswasher sure makes life easier! :)

Matthew and Hailey said...

Love the tote! Love the washing machine (and can't wait until I have one!)
rebelde02@hotmail.com

Ashley said...

I would love the tote!

I love microwaves... what a wonderful chef to have in the house! ;)

Jennifer said...

I would choose the gender neutral burp cloths b/c I am 13 weeks pregnant with my first baby!

My favorite modern convenience is a flat iron for my hair. It helps me and all those other wavy/frizzy hair girls out there!

Annie said...

I love that tote!

My favorite modern convenience would have to also be the dishwasher. Load it up, a little soap, start it up and 2-3 hours later...voila! Clean dishes!! We got a new one this summer, so I can relate to your excitement! Enjoy it!

Julie M. said...

I vote washing machine. What a wonderful thing it is!

And I would love that spring tote, so cute!
j.n.matthews@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I'd love the tote bag!!! so cute! and my daughters would love the sock monkey. :)

Not including technology, I guess I'd say my washing machine! Seriously, with 3 little ones making messes all the time, it's so nice to have it right there any time I need it!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

B said...

I think I would like the burp cloths or tote. After having 2 boys I am now pregnant with our first girl! Yeah!

I love to cook so I love my fridge! How could people survive before refrigeration? It really is a miracle.

briahnabushman@gmail.com

THE BELLS said...

I would love the tote! Where would we be without a washing machine really...I can't imagine washing all my clothes by hand.

Stefanie said...

I'd have to say my washing machine then again there is air conditioning!!!

traycemom at gmail dot com

Megan said...

All your "gifts" are precious! I think I would love the tote... I think I have a slight addiction to cute totes/handbags! And yours is truly ADORABLE! I love the fact that it is homemade too... something I would like to do more of (doing homemade projects that is)!

Although a dishwasher is at the top of my list I think my favorite modern convenience would have to be indoor plumbing! I guess it goes hand in hand with a dishwasher!

Thanks for doing such a fun giveaway... even in a recession!

Debbie said...

Debbie Weaver I would like the spring tote

I love anything that washes stuff for you like my dish washer and my washer and dryer!!!

Laura B. said...

Yay for your new dishwasher! Mine is the garbage disposal.
I would love the Spring Tote!!
benandlaura6@msn.com

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Lucky Girl with your new dishwasher. My favorite kitchen appliance is my garbage disposal. My favorite overall appliance is our washing machine. Finally my favorite item you have is the tote bag. Super cute!
Nancy

the goughs said...

My favorite is the washing machine! I'm not sure I could live without it! I would love the tote! So cute!
cericorriveau@cox.net

Mrs. Caffrey said...

I would love the sock monkey. I think the refrigerator or washing machine would be the best modern convenience.

elizabeth.shaw@gmail.com

Caroline said...

Oh! I would LOVE the sock monkey!!

My favorite? Definitely my KitchenAid - although I wouldn't mind seeing a Bosch mixer walk through my front door ;)

carolinejaco@gmail.com

Miranda said...

I would love a sock monkey! Too cute! My favorite modern convenience is my washing machine. Being a family of six, could you imagine what my hands would look like if I had to scrub all those clothes? Oh yes, my washer is my friend.

JaneyJ said...

I love the Tote! I've been wanting to try that one and haven't quite done it yet. I've got to say my favorite appliance is the ice-maker in my refrigerator! Right now it's on the fritz and makes me really appreciate how wonderful a contraption it is!

BTW Love your blog and am obsessed with all the awesome tutorials...

Nancy said...

I LOVE the sock monkey...so cute and my granddaughter will be 2 soon and she would shriek with delight...

I love my electric skillet. I make EVERYTHING in it....can't cook without it...

Sarah said...

Love that tote! So pretty!!!

I wish someone would invent a machine to clean toilets. I HATE that job!! But until that day, I'm so thankful for my washing machine.

Midwestern gone Idahoan said...

I love my dishwasher too!! But my washer and dryer comes in a close second.

I would choose the sock monkey for my little baby girl:) How cute!! I got her a purple one for Christmas - so that would be so cute!!

Have FUN with your new dishwasher!!

LustigLinda said...

Beautiful all of it, I would choose...the bag!

For the moment I cannot live without my sewing machine.

Sisco Family said...

so glad you got a dishwasher. what a blessing! i love following your blog. i would be honored to receive anything that you made... they are all cute! but i think the burp clothes are my favorite. the best modern invention, i think, is the washer and dryer. would not want to be doing it be hand everyday!

mandysisco05@yahoo.com

Karin Marie said...

I would have to say dishwasher too@ sometimes I hand wash if there are not a lot of dishes but it feels good just throwing em in there and they get clean on there own.

If I win I would love the tote bag, seeing as I need to make myself a diaper bag just haven't gotten around to it just yet.

Congrads on a new dishwasher! Deff great invention along with the washer &dryer and what not.

Karin Marie
www.babycakesandpeanut.blogspot.com
or blondechic1413@yahoo.com

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

I would love a sock animal. My name is Heidi Vetter, hlynnv@gmail.com. I also love my computer, love it...

Ryan and Chelsea said...

I would love the tote!! I hope I win!! You can contact me at ryanandchelsea@gmail.com (my blog is set to private). Thanks!

Sheri said...

Love the tote! One can never have too many bags!

I could not live without my washer. Nothing like fresh washed clothing and sheets!

sherirouse at gmail dot com

Brittney said...

I would love the tote! Congrats on the dishwasher. I have 3 little boys and I couldn't function without my washer and dryer...they are magnets for dirt and messes!

Anonymous said...

I love all three, would enjoy getting the tote.

-Vickie
ilovejose815@yahoo.com

Brittany Ann said...

I'd have to choose the burp cloths, our little girl will be arriving soon, and I'd love to have them. My favorite modern convenience....it's a tie between the dishwasher and the robotic vaccuum.

Ashley said...

I would pick your tote bag. And, I agree - the dish washer! I really do not like doing dishes - it's the worst. I'm so happy that you got a dishwasher this weekend!

Candice said...

I would pick the tote bag. Always totin' things!

Modern convenience of my choice is my washing machine. I can't imagine my life without it!

Merry said...

I would like the tote bag. It's so adorable! And my favorite appliance is the microwave.

Mika said...

Congrats on the dishwasher! I have a kitchen closet too (as I affectionately refer to it! LOL!) and I would LOVE a dishwasher! I love the tote!

Mel O'Drama said...

i would LOVE that sock monkey for my son!
and i agree with the dishwasher, it's a lifesaver!

Lauren and James said...

I have to say washing machine. I've had to live without dishwasher and washing machine out of the country...and washing dirty dishes was much easier than little boys' dirty clothes. I'd go with the burp cloths! I've been meaning to make them, just haven't yet. Congrats on the dishwasher!

Melissa said...

I love the sock monkey! I would have to say my Ninja! I love it! I use it for making everything!

Eldredge's said...

I love everything you make! But if I had to choose it would be the sock monkey. He is adorable. And my fav appliance would be the washer and dryer.

Chris said...

i would love one of those bags! so hard to pick a favorite appliance. um, the dishwasher, microwave, washer, and dryer all rock my world equally!

blog is: vermonttwinodyssey.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

well, because a girl can never have too many bags, i'd have to say i'd want the tote!
and as for my favorite modern convenience i should probably say washing machine, but i don't feel i use it enough to utilize it's full worth, so i'd have to go with dishwasher! Enjoy yours!

Ashley said...

A dishwasher- how exciting!!!
I sure do love that sock monkey, I've been wanting oen for my daughter.
My favorite modern convenience is by far the washer. I couldn't imaging having to hand wash all those clothes!

Amanda said...

I'd choose the tote.

As for my favorite modern convenience...how to choose just one? I think, living in AZ I'd have to say air conditioning.

Breea said...

I love your blog! It is way funny too because as I have been talking to some friends about how much I love it one of them knew you from BYU (Sunny), small world!
I would love a sock animal, a monkey or really anything would be so fun to have! My favorite modern convenience is the crockpot. There are so many I like, but I love that! Thanks, so much for all the ideas and crafting!
-Breea (travisbreea@hotmail.com)

Are we there yet? said...

My daughter would love a sock monkey! My fav modern convenience probably is the toaster. Gotta love toasted bread with butter and cinn/sugga!

Ivy Mae said...

Yay burp cloths! I have a 6 month old that is still spitting up, so I can never have too many. Although these are so pretty I might would want to save them for a baby shower!
My fav modern convenience is my slow cooker. I feel like such a woman when I know I've already got dinner simmering away at 9am.

Natalie said...

Hmmm... It's hard to choose a favorite modern appliance, but I would have to agree with you about the dishwasher. After 2 years of not having one, I am in heaven each time I run a load! I even considered buying a portable one like you did, but there was not room.

I LOVE the bag. Too bad the fabric is gone, but you always have awesome taste in fabric.

LOVE your blog. You are on my google reader

sue said...

I love the tote bag. And my favorite modern convenience would have to be the washer. I can't imagine having to wash all the clothes by hand.

Lena said...

I can't believe how many people read your blog Jill!!

I really love that tote. It would be great for a church bag...with all my lesson stuff in it.

I think my favorite modern convenience is the dryer. My little apartment would be chuck full of wet clothes all the time if it were not for my dryer.

Laurie T said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I must admit I don't think I've ever gone without a dishwasher. Although I didn't have a clothes dryer for a year or so. I had clothes strung out from here to eternity ughhh, but I must admit that my clothes never looked better, the dryer kills clothes.

Anywho... I love your monkey tooo cute! (and it would be for me, not my kids LOL)

Kristin said...

I would love the Summer Tote...I could tote around all of my knitting/crocheting in it! It would be perfect! ;)

My favorite modern convenience that I couldn't live without would be the microwave!! I use it daily!

serra said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a cute sock monkey! I've been wanting one for my kidlet for a while now... Congrats on the new dishwasher!!! I love my washing machine/dryer... can you imagine washing clothes by hand?? egh.

Marci and Adam said...

I love the monkey... adorable. I really love all that you make.

I would have to say both the Washer and Dryer .... I hate laundromats and hauling dirty clothes all over the place.

Fringe said...

I would love the tote bag! Such a great summer picnic/day out bag for my two boys.

And I would have to say I love the washer and dryer. With two boys, that thing is constantly going. lol.

The Damsel In DisDress said...

monkey monkey monkey!

and definitely the washer. I shudder to think of life without it.

Staci said...

I love the tote. I wish I could say I love the dishwasher, but we are without one, but I am so excited that you got one. I think I love having a washer and dryer, especially with kids.

heddomarie said...

hard choice but I would probably pick the tote bag. I've been needing something cute to take with my son and I to the library. Sometimes it's hard to balance all those books. I envy you.. I don't have a dishwasher in my house... someday.. someday...

Tasha said...

Yea for you!!! Oh, I love my dishwasher too. And probably my washer and dryer. I would pick the Spring Tote. I am every excited for you!

adventure knitter said...

I have to say that the dishwasher is my favorite, hands down! I HATE washing dishes by hand!!

Banana said...

Congrat's on the new dish washer! I would love a sock critter of any kind, for my little one due in July, and my favorite is the (laundry) washer. It runs non-stop in our house! Thanks for the give-away!

mandy said...

i would have to choose the tote! i so need one!

mandydow at gmail

Chantel said...

Yay for a new dish washer! I would have to say my favorite modern appliance is the dish washer as well. I went without one for the first year of my marriage and WOW I really missed it! If I won I would love the spring tote. :)
-Chantel

Steph said...

I couldn't live without a dishwasher either:)

I would choose the burp cloths, in boy colors. We are expecting our first baby (its a boy!!!) May 2nd and these are ADORABLE.

{Amanda} said...

I've got a little guy just a tad younger than your Oscar...so a sock monkey would be perfect!

I really really really like my microwave =)


amandabrooke17 (at) gmail (dot) com

ROCKWOOD FAMILY said...

My favorite modern convenience is my electric ice cream maker. Homemade is the way to go. Just add fresh raspberries and you're in heaven. I have a 9 month old boy and a new bag (spring tote) would be great and very useful. Thanks for your blog...it is inspiring. I just found it and read it almost every day.

Jennifer Rockwood
alex.jenn.rockwood@gmail.com
alexjennrockwood.blogspot.com

ShellyLynn said...

I would love the burp cloths! Baby girl #2 is arriving in 3 months. :) My fave modern convenience must be the washing machine. Seriously can't imagine doing it by hand. Unfortunately we bought a set last week off of CL and were scammed. :( So mad...

Trista said...

I would love the Sock Monkey for my son. I would have to say that I love my Dustbuster! Its great for cleaning up the high chair or other crumbs without having to drag out the vacuum.

trista_ann@hotmail.com

Meredith said...

Jill- love your blog and your sock monkey! My favorite convenience is air conditioning. I feel spoiled to finally have it.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

I would LOVE that spring tote! Too cute! And I could NOT live without a dishwasher either. :)

Jennie Holt said...

DISHWASHER!! hands down!! we would be using paper dishes for life without it. And that is not too environmentally friendly...so thank heavens for my wonderful dishwasher!!

jennieholt4@gmail.com

Here I Am. said...

I'd choose the sock monkey! So cute! My favorite convenience is heated seats in my car!! Love em!

Kristin said...

I would choose the tote. I think I would have to say dishwasher too. We just bought a house so for the first time we have a dishwasher. It's AMAZING to have a dishwasher and not have to spend all night doing dishes. (Especially when you want to make a big nice dinner) hondagirl199@gmail.com

meghana said...

I love the sock monkey! As far as modern conveniences, I think I'd have to say the washer/dryer (I know, I know, that's two. But I really can't choose). Can you imagine having to do all your laundry by hand?!

mwojeski@yahoo.com

Heather Taylor Photography said...

My favorite modern appliance is most definitely my dishwasher, too!! It helps keep me sane. :)
I would love a tote..... so, so cute!!

The Perkins said...

I am new to your blog--I love it and am so happy for you and your new dishwasher--you look happy:) I used your tutorial and made some burp cloths this last week:) SO I would love the tote.
I love my dishwasher, but I think I could manage--I have before, but not without a washer and dryer. Laudry rules my day:(
jessicaleeperkins@hotmail.com

MelissaT said...

I agree..dishwasher!!

I really need a new tote!

Sarah and Chris said...

I love the tote...and the monkey. tough choice! I would die without a washing machine. I've can (and have)lived without a dishwasher, but I would rather die a thousands deaths than give up my washing machine.

Melanie said...

How do I even choose? I love all of them! But I would probably choose the adorable bag because I definitely can't figure out how to make one! And my favorite modern convenience is my washing machine. Or my dishwasher. Oh dear, I have too many of those, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

mmheightman@gmail.com

Jamy said...

I would love the tote. SO cute! and can you ever have to many bags? I don't think so. :D I love the washing machine. There is NO way I could get all the laundry done if i had to wash by had.

jamy_n@yahoo.com

My Everythings said...

the spring tote for sure! I am dying to get a portable dishwasher! You lucky girl you.

Busy Nothings said...

YAY!! So glad about your dishwasher. I would choose the tote...I am a sucker for bags :) Thanks for a great blog!

The Harris Family said...

I love the sock monkey! I can't live without my washing machine-its used several times a day!

trisha said...

I would choose the bag. So happy you got a dishwasher!!

Lyndsay said...

I'm with you on the dishwasher--such a wonderful machine and so so important. Congrats on getting one! I'd love to win this giveaway and I'd choose the sock monkey for my baby girl, Maggie. Thanks for the chance to win!

The Robinsons said...

I have to go with a washing machine. I don't mind doing the dishes, but not having a washing machine is a real pain!

I would choose the tote bag. Super cute.

katitafenn@hotmail.com

Ingaredstoka said...

What a treat to celebrate your new dishwasher! I can't live without mine either, the best buy ever!!
I just love you tote-bag!! Holding my tumbs that you'll "get" me...
/Susanne

Alicia said...

First, I would love that tote, it's adorable! Second, I will not live without a dishwasher, and a dish is not worth using if it's not dishwasher safe.

Josh and Laura said...

I dream of having a dishwasher someday, too! Ha ha. Love your blog! And love your sock animals!

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