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Etsy-versary giveaway!

September 10th, 2009

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered — I really enjoyed reading all your random facts! Congratulations to John Derek Racine for winning the $50 spree!

On Friday, my etsy shop will be one year old. The m-porium is chugging along, slowly & steadily — just last week, I sold my first two tees to Europe!

To celebrate my first 365 days of online-shoppification, I’d like to invite you to enter my etsy-versary giveaway — the winner will win a $50 credit in my shop, and I’ll cover the shipping to wherever they are in the world.


Leave a comment here telling me one random fact about yourself (may as well make this entertaining, right?).

How to get additional entries:

  1. join my facebook group and let me know you’ve done so; if you’re already a member, let me know.
  2. follow me on twitter and let me know you’ve done so; if you already do, just let me know. Either way, include your @name.
  3. tweet about this giveaway — make sure to include @mchenwears and the link “…”, and leave a link to the tweet.


Make sure you let me know how many entries you qualify for so that I can credit you with the correct number of ballots; feel free to put it all in one consolidated comment or in separate shots.

Nitty gritty:

  • I will collect all the entries in an Excel spreadsheet, then use an online random number generator to pick a winner
  • Entries accepted until Thursday, Sept. 17th, 11:59 p.m. EST, at which point I’ll draw a winner
  • ***Don’t forget to leave me an email address in your entry/entries so I can reach you if you win***
  • Anyone can participate!

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  1. September 10th, 2009 at 05:55 | #1

    Oooo I’m your first comment. Hmmm…random fact about myself. Oh I got one, I was fired on my day off from my first job. Hahaha…You know I stalk you on facebook and twitter. Hope to get another one of your beauties!

    Happy anniversary!

  2. September 10th, 2009 at 06:59 | #2

    Happy Etsy-versary!
    1. Random Fact- I once worked for a medical supply company that made ‘vacuum erection devices’ for men (AKA- “The Penis Pump Factory” as I often referred to it.) Then Viagra came on the scene and I was out a job- the only job I’ve ever before let go from.
    2. I’m a groupie on FB already.
    3. I’m a Twitter groupie too.
    4. Going to RT this giveaway right now ;)

  3. September 10th, 2009 at 07:09 | #3

    Yay! Happy Etsy-versary!

    1 Fact – I have ridden an elephant! lol

    Just joined your facebook group, and of course I already follow you on twitter. :) @notmoira


  4. September 10th, 2009 at 07:09 | #4

    YAY!! Happy Etsy-versary!!

    Let’s see… You already know that my first concert was Weird Al Yankovic… So how about this – my very first job when I was in high school was at the dollar store!! (It sucked, by the way.)

  5. September 10th, 2009 at 07:24 | #5


    I’m already a member of your FB group and I had tweeted (@RantingRaving) about this before even seeing the rules!

    Random fact…. I’m 21 weeks pregnant and can’t wait to get some of your adorable kids stuff on to my little boy! :D

  6. GStar
    September 10th, 2009 at 07:25 | #6

    Happy Etsy-versary to you!

    1 – Random fact –> since first jobs is a popular subject, i delivered the morning newspaper in my hometown 5 days a week for 7 years.
    2 – I’m already a groupie on FB…
    3 – …and on twitter…
    4 – …and you can find my promo tweet here! http://twitter.com/24stars

  7. September 10th, 2009 at 09:10 | #7

    I love having the opportunity to win something from you! I am a fan on your fan page, I follow you (@wellofcreations) and I just “tweeted” about the giveaway!

    Now the hard part: the random fact is that I can never read 1 book from beginning to end; I have to have my nose in at least 4 or 5 at one time!

  8. Mers
    September 10th, 2009 at 09:13 | #8

    1. Random fact: My least favourite fruit are avocado, melon (of any sort) and passion fruit.
    2. I’m your buddy on fbook.

    Looking forward to picking up a onsie next week!

  9. Samantula
    September 10th, 2009 at 09:24 | #9

    Whoo!! Happy Etsy-versary! how exciting for you!! (and for us too!!)

    1. random fact – i’ve swam in all 5 great lakes, and have lived, even briefly, in all provinces in Canada.
    2. Glady already a fan on facebook :)
    3. Happily following you on twitter. :)
    4. Already tweeted your giveaway! wooot! :) (@Samantula)

  10. September 10th, 2009 at 10:36 | #10

    I love your stuff, so I’m in. Here goes with the random fact:

    I’m a “piler” instead of a “filer”, which means my creative space is a cluttered but organized mess. I just can’t do minimalist.

    Congrats on your one year anniversary!

  11. September 10th, 2009 at 11:22 | #11

    Happy Etsy-versary! Random fact about me – I swear like a truck driver!

    Congrats on the anniversary – quite an accomplishment!

  12. September 10th, 2009 at 12:55 | #12

    Happy Anniverary! Hmm Random fact… As a child I liked to eat raw hamburger meat. Stopped when I got an intestinal worm (thankfully that was all I got).

    I just followed you on twitter
    I just Tweeted this giveaway :)


  13. September 10th, 2009 at 14:13 | #13

    Happy Etsy/Anni-versary

    Random fact: I’ve a wooden Tonka bulldozer on my desk at work.

    I’ve been enjoying following you on Twitter for quite a while! :)

    Will re-tweet when I get home!


  14. September 10th, 2009 at 15:50 | #14

    Hmmm, if i win, will that be considered nepotism? preferential treatment? just plain nutty luck?!

    Random fact: when i go to the pool to do my aquafit, i often wonder if there are invisible sharks swimming in there with me.

    Will be spreading the word about this through emails galore … :)

    Happy 1-year anniversary Mee! – awesome stuff! luv, jee;)

  15. Nathalie
    September 10th, 2009 at 16:08 | #15

    Happy Anniversary! And thanks for giving us the chance to win some of your lovely stuff!
    Random Facts: I hate brocoli. And will always do.
    I am already a member of your facebook group.

  16. September 10th, 2009 at 16:29 | #16

    Happy Etsy-versary! :)

    Random Fact: When I was in kindergarten I beat up another little girl for picking on my friend. Yep, I’m tough like that. lol

    I’m following you on Twitter! @hellcatvintage

  17. September 10th, 2009 at 18:08 | #17

    hey happy anniversary! here’s to many more :)

    random fact, i HATE being called ma’am! so please call me miss (seriously I actually thought of making shirts saying, call me miss, even though I don’t make shirts :)

  18. Lisa
    September 10th, 2009 at 18:48 | #18

    Happy anniversary!

    I dug a 2 feet deep hole today!

  19. September 10th, 2009 at 21:05 | #19

    Happy anniversary!

    Random fact: I’m allergic to watermelon. Like for real. Makes me itchy and constricted. But I eat it anyway ’cause it’s too tasty to give up.

  20. Judy
    September 10th, 2009 at 21:32 | #20

    Random fact: my first child was born the same day you opened your etsy shop!

    FYI – My husband is in love with your shirts, but has lost too many t-shirts to baby spit up. Waiting for a bit before he buys more.

    I joined your facebook group too!

  21. September 11th, 2009 at 00:08 | #21

    A random fact: I’ve lived in 15 houses in 29 years.

    I follow you on Twitter, I’m a part of your facebook group. You know where to find me ;) @johnmetbetty

    Hope I’m lucky enough to win!! :)

  22. September 11th, 2009 at 00:47 | #22

    Whoa, this is sweet! Thanks for doing this!

    A random fact: I’m not a U.S. citizen yet. Been a perm. resident since 1995. Too expensive to become one right now, after my parents just paid for theirs.

    2) I already follow you on Twitter. :D @spektorish

    3) Will retweet after posting this!

    4) Facebook group fan, whoo!

    Happy Etsy-versary!

  23. September 11th, 2009 at 00:49 | #23

    Oh yeah, my email addy: spektorish @ gmail . com

  24. Els Williams
    September 11th, 2009 at 07:44 | #24

    The piles on my desk are leaning like the tower of Pisa and may soon collapse.

    (but I am wearing my five, six, pick up sticks shirt in your honour, so I’ll be stylin’ when I go.. ;-))

    Congrats Em!

  25. September 11th, 2009 at 07:48 | #25

    I need a good thing: in March my husband went into hospital with heart failure stayed there for 4 months and had open heart surgery. In the mean time I had our second daughter Helena in April (3 weeks early), while looking after our 15 month old Lilian, living in a foreign land with no help. Then Helena went into hospital at 10 days old (husband still in hospital…) finally when Helena was 8 weeks old Husband came out and we discovered the drugs had destroyed his balance organs in his ear … lots of complications…. now I am back at work, Husband went on Holiday to Mexico !!!!! and I am looking after the girls on my own ….When will I ever have the chance to do anything for me ?? But we are getting there!

  26. September 11th, 2009 at 08:11 | #26

    Random Fact: I have a dolphin tattoo on my shoulder.

    Also a fan and twitter bud. Tweeting about this now. :)

  27. September 11th, 2009 at 08:42 | #27

    Congratulations on your first year!! Woohoo. That’s a “M”ost excellent achievement.

    Random fact about myself is that I am completely addicted to chocolate-covered almonds… I keep buying the organic ones from Shoppers Drug Mart because I figure that they are “healthier” in some way. But even if they are, they still pack a lot of extra calories. They’re just sooooo good.

    8 )

  28. Carrie
    September 11th, 2009 at 08:57 | #28

    I just joined your group and I follow you on twitter (@brightcaroline)

    random fact… I just bought my first 100% cashmere sweater and am wearing it right now. I’m pretty sure I will never take it off. So random fact in 2015: I will be known as the girlwhowonttakeoffthatfreakinggraysweater.

  29. September 11th, 2009 at 09:11 | #29

    Hi – still enjoying my [re]turn shirt. :)

    Fun fact: I’ve lived my entire life in Ottawa. I’ve traveled, of course, but home has always been in one place or another here. If/when I move to another city, it’ll be strange indeed!

  30. Julie Seaborn
    September 11th, 2009 at 10:28 | #30

    Congrats on the 1st etsy-versary! Hopefully we will be able to celebrate many more with you.

    Random fact: Although Cantonese was my first spoken language, when I try and speak it now, if often comes out French.

    I am a part of your facebook group, I am one of your followers (@jsysmile) and I have tweeted about your contest.

  31. September 11th, 2009 at 12:26 | #31

    Congrats on your 1st year:)
    Random fact: I love big hair accessories – big headbands, flowers, bows, anything!!

    I am following you on Twitter, I’m @hmgiveaways
    I’ll post your giveaway on Handmade Giveaways as well: http://www.hmgiveaways.com
    Thanks for the chance!

  32. Steve Moons
    September 11th, 2009 at 13:40 | #32

    Congratulations on your first year, I’m sure things will only grow from here. Random fact? Eva’s pregnant – here’s hoping for a girl!

  33. September 11th, 2009 at 20:39 | #33

    Congrats on your Anniversary. Thanks for giving us a chance to get even more of your wonderful creations.
    Random Fact: Tomorrow is my first time participating in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer- but hopefully not the last!

  34. egater
    September 12th, 2009 at 11:54 | #34

    My fact is – I still little bit amazed that I am a teacher( I am craftteacher in local basicschool and 14 years already ;) )

  35. September 12th, 2009 at 12:33 | #35

    I love arts, literature & music, likes scrapbooking, reading books, sketching & blogging, and capturing all beautiful views before converting them into an eternal image of bliss(photography).

  36. September 12th, 2009 at 12:34 | #36

    I’m joined your Facebook group. (Aik Chien)

  37. September 12th, 2009 at 12:34 | #37

    I’m following you on Twitter @aikchien

  38. September 12th, 2009 at 12:35 | #38
  39. September 12th, 2009 at 12:35 | #39

    Aik :
    I joined your Facebook group. (Aik Chien)

    Aik :
    I’m joined your Facebook group. (Aik Chien)

  40. September 12th, 2009 at 13:00 | #40

    Uhm, I have 3 black cats, from head to tail, mother and kittens, but I do not own any witchcraft books. My neighbors give me strange looks each time they see me.
    Happy etsyversary!

  41. Danielle
    September 12th, 2009 at 13:51 | #41

    I have a strange anxiety about pumping gas. Weird, I know.

  42. Danielle
    September 12th, 2009 at 13:53 | #42

    I joined your facebook group…Danielle Gerstenberger

  43. September 12th, 2009 at 14:05 | #43

    i started writing a book this week.


    Happy Etsyverary!! Congratulations!

  44. September 12th, 2009 at 14:59 | #44

    Random fact about me: I didn’t really want to enter the giveaway, just wanted to say ‘grats! & that I used the same font (“TRUSJ”) on my website ;)


  45. Julie
    September 12th, 2009 at 18:17 | #45

    I am a 52 year old die hard AC/DC fan

  46. September 12th, 2009 at 18:23 | #46

    Congratulations on your Etsyversary! Your shop is just darling!!!

    Random fact: I visited nine countries in Central and South America last summer and spent 43 hours straight on a bus from Peru to Santiago, Chile.

  47. September 12th, 2009 at 18:23 | #47

    I follow you on Twitter! as @ShrimpSalad

  48. Alison
    September 12th, 2009 at 21:13 | #48

    something random about myself…I can contort my tongue…sounds weird, but it’s true! not only can I roll it, and do all the other “normal” stuff, I can also twist it from side to side! I’m also double jointed in one arm. And my eyes change clouur depending on my mood.

    gemini5757 at hotmail.com

  49. September 12th, 2009 at 23:28 | #49

    Happy etsy-versary! Random fact: My tennis score on the wii is 2003 but I don’t know how to play tennis in real life.


  50. September 13th, 2009 at 02:51 | #50

    Random fact: I love classic cars but I’m terrified of driving. Never did get beyond my learner’s license.

    Hope your etsy-versary is a good one!

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