March 21, 2014

It's My Party But the Gifts Are For YOU!

Established in 1964

Yep, this is the big one, folks... the dreaded half-century mark.  I've spent more than a few minutes trying to figure out how the heck this happened.  I mean, sure, I knew I'd get old eventually.  I just didn't know it was going to happen quite so quickly.  Somehow the little sands in my hourglass started falling faster and faster and faster and then all of the sudden - POOF!  I'm fifty (pronounced "fiddy" to make it sound more hip and less old).  I'm still trying to process this whole development and decide just how to deal with it.  Part of me wants to go with this:

50

But mostly, this is how I feel:

Old on the outside

Either way, I guess I have no say in the matter.  It is what it is, so let's make the best of it!  PARTY!  Since I can't afford to fly you all here to celebrate with me, here's the alternative:  I'm having a sale.  Now, before you think "big deal, a sale...", stick with me for a minute.  In honor of my 50th birthday, it seems appropriate to have a 50% off sale on all the tutorials in my Etsy shop!  

50% off sale

Yep, that's half off any and all of the tutorials listed in my Etsy Shop, so if there are any you've had your eye on, this is your chance!  But this is a BIG birthday, so I think we need more sale...  How about a discount on top of that?  (By the way, you don't need a code for the 50% off tutorials - they are already marked down for you.)  I'm thinking we'll do an extra 10% off orders over $30 or 15% off orders over $50 (there's that number again!) or 20% off orders over $100!!!  Here are all the codes from which to choose:

Coupon codes

The small print (in regular size print, actually, because we 50-year-olds can't read that itty bitty stuff):  code must be entered at checkout to receive the discount, not applicable to previous orders, codes expire at midnight on 3/24/2014.

Now back to the PARTY!  What's a party without a gift?  I think we should have a giveaway gift, so here it is:

Micro macrame owl necklace by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame

This little guy is about 4.25" from the top of his head to the bottom of the tail (tassel?).  I knotted him in nylon bead cord in a light and a dark purple and chartreuse green for some fun.  He's got tagua nut beads for eyes and a sweet little rice pearl for a beak.  The length of the necklace is 16.5" (not including the owl pendant) and the lobster clasp is sterling silver.  Want another look?

Micro macrame owl necklace Giveaway

Yes, folks, this handy-dandy, super-duper, one of a kind (so far at least), original design from Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame micro macrame owl necklace is going to belong to one of you when this party is finished.  And you don't even have to stay and help clean up to win him.  Just enter with the widget below and when March 26th rolls around, I'll pick one lucky winner.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


76 comments:

  1. Super cute Sherri! I love to see all of the pieces you come up with. You are so creative!

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  2. I love this little fellow. He is adorable. I would love to win this ow.

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  3. WOoHoo Love this little guy!!

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  4. Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for the sale and giveaway! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Sherri! 50 is Fab, 50 is Foxy, 50 is Fine!! I hope you have a hoot of a celebration, and thank you for sharing all the goodies with us! YOU are a gift my friend! The goddess is alive! Magic is afoot! Sherri is alive! Magic is afoot!

    xxoo Rita

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  6. Happy birthday! Thanks for the sale and the giveaway!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Youngster! I celebrated my 60th last summer and I know what you mean......how did that happen?
    I love what you do with the macrame. You have amazing talent!

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  8. Who's fiddy?! Who? Who?
    Have a happy one, and thanks for the sale/party!

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  9. Happy Party Friday! My granddaughter loves owls and would love this necklace!

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  10. The owl is so cute. Happy 50 years young.

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  11. Happy Birthday!! The owl is so awesome :)

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  12. Happy birthday! I love 50 (51 now) :)

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  13. Happy birthday...have a great weekend!

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  14. Happy birthday! I turned 50 this year also and love it. All a sudden I am getting discounts but I don't feel any older.

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    1. Wait - discounts? Where do we get discounts? Spill.

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  15. What a beautiful little owl, he would be a treasure to own.

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  16. Happy Birthday! I love & admire your work!

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  17. This is mine, all mine! Love these colours (of course!!) Have a happy happy birthday!! Love your work!!

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  18. I so love the colors in this Owl whooot!

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  19. happy birthday! your stuff is beautiful!

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  20. Love the giveaway & the sale!!! Any chance that owl will turn into a tutorial??
    Happy Birthday....and I am only 3 yrs behind you!!

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    1. There's a pretty good chance, actually. I've been fiddling around with designs trying to find "the" one, and this one might be it. I think I finally have a nice balance of detail vs size and I didn't do a lot of tricky stuff with adding cords, etc.

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    2. This owl is a really cutie. He would be a fun tutorial. For some reason I have only been able to sign up for one entry yesterday and today Probably something I did wrong. But I can keep wishing.

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    3. I am looking forward to a tutorial to add beads to the Curves bracelet.

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  21. Happy Birthday darling lady!

    We're prepping for our young girl's 12th party - and she has fallen in love with the owl - possibly more than I have!

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  22. Happiest of birthday wishes! I wish you much happiness!

    I'd love to win this owl, he is TOO cute! :)

    <3,
    Andrea
    zenithjade@yahoo.com

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  23. Happy Birthday, you cool crafter! I've been testing the decade for you since October; come on in, the water's warm! <3

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  24. So beauty. Happy Bday, may your wishes come true and life will be full of happy surprises.
    ...and many many new ideas :-D

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  25. Happy Birthday. I'm super excited. I've been eyeing all of your tutorials for a while and this seems like the perfect time to give one (or all) a try.

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    1. That's exactly my evil plan... I lure you all in with a celebration sale and before you know it, MACRAME
      is BACK :) bwhahahahaha

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    2. You are so funny when you have a birthday.

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  26. What a beautiful prize!!! I want it!!! :-)
    Alenka
    pepita.handmade@yahoo.com

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  27. I love the colors. I hope to win this little owl. You did such a great job.

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  28. He is so cute and in such great colors. Would love to win him.

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  29. Happy Birthday Sherri, that is one cute owl you have created.
    Therese

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  30. Happy Birthday! This is the cutest macramé owl I have ever seen!

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  31. Happy Birthday! Going to the etsy shop now :)

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  32. Sherri,
    I hope all your wishes and dreams come true for your birthday!!!
    PS. Being 50 isn't so bad I been experiencing it for a couple years now!!

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  33. Happy Birthday Sherri!!! xoxoxoxoxox

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  34. Happy Birthday, Sherri! And being over the hill is not so bad, you are just as young as you feel.
    And that owl is too darn cute.

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  35. Happy Birthday and stay young at heart...

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  36. Happy Mid-Century Birthday. May your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of others continue threw the next half century. Happy Birthday Sherri!

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  37. Happy fifty, it's just a number, your creative self is thriving!

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  38. Happy birthday Sherri!
    Fifty is just a number, you will get used to it.
    What a cute owl! Thanks for your give away.
    Catherine

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  39. Happy Birthday! Think of it as fifty years of practice to perfection. Speaking of perfection, that owl is it!

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  40. Happy Birthday! What I would give to be 50 again! Love your owl, reminds me of one my Dad did when I was a kid. Might even still be on my Mom's back porch.

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  41. Happy birthday!!!
    Owl is stunning... :))

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  43. Did the fiddy thing not too long ago - it could have been worse. I wish I'd have thought to have a giveaway. Great idea, love the owl. Happy Birthday!

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  44. I would love to win this adorable owl. I <3 owls!!

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  45. Love your work. The owl is so cute! How could someone Not want him. :)

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  46. He is darling, I love him no matter who wins.

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  47. I made macrame jewelry years ago, but it never looked like yours. Absolutely beautiful! Oh, and Happy Birthday!

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  48. I love the Shrek color. Your work is always primo!

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  49. Fifty didn't bother me it was 60 that really really bothered me and still does!!
    Hope you got everything you wanted and the weather cleared off just for you. :-)

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  50. Super cute owl....and there is no way you are 50. None

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  51. I have an acquaintance who says: " I have to get older but I do not have to get OLD!"

    :) Linda

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  52. Awesome Owl...in fact all your patterns are awesome.

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  53. I really admire your work; your tutorials got me started in micro macrame! ^^

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  54. Your work is so amazing! I just love all of it! I am proud to say I actually own 2 pieces! Love this new little owl!

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  55. Happy Birthday!! I will be entering my 5's in July. It is all a state of mind, Enjoy!

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  56. Happy birthday! My birthday was the 22nd, but I have a few years on you! I love this owl!

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  57. Happy birthday! I love your work!

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