Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Giveaway winner, a scrumptious recipe & a miniature surprise!

Time to draw a winner for my little Halloween giveaway!

But since there were many more entries than I expected for such a short and simple contest, I decided to add a tiny bat pendant (with a key charm and two glass beads like two blood droplets) and a miniature pumpkin in a vial. They will all go to the lucky winner! : )

There are currently 41 comments to the giveaway post. 
Ok, I'm a bit nervous. It's the first time that I use Random.org instead of the classic pieces of paper for a giveaway, and I'm about to press the Generate button. Ready?

Number 5!
And therefore the winner is.. Jane-Chérie! Congrats dear, I will ship your tiny prizes as soon as possible!
And of course, many thanks to all who entered the giveaway. It's been a lot of fun, and I'm definitely planning to have another one soon! : )

Oh, by the way I have created a total of four tiny pumpkin vials.
And while one is part of the giveaway prize, the other three are available in my Etsy ans Storenvy shops. : )

But I also got a lovely surprise today!
It was delivered by the postman, and it brought a big smile on my face that won't fade away any time soon. Time to introduce the latest addition to my miniature collection: Cipì, the little bluebird.
He came from the amazingly talented Vicky of Lovejoy Bears, and there is really no way to describe the cuteness and perfection of this little thing! : )

My pics don't really do any justice to his actual beauty. He is even more detailed, tiny and adorable in real life. I can't stop looking at him, and I don't understand how such a minuscule creature can be so perfectly handcrafted! : )
Thank you so much Vicky! I promise that he will be much loved!

And finally, since in the blog post I also promised you a delicious recipe, here it is: Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies by Just a Taste.
I baked these tasty little pies last night, and I can confirm that they are easy to make and absolutely scrumptious - ok, maybe not so much on the healthy side, given the amount of butter, but they taste heavenly!
Bonus point, they turned out just as good looking as in Kelly's pics!

 (pics from justataste.com)


  1. OMG thank you thank you! I can't believe I won :D I just went on your Etsy shop and it's fabulous! The little blue bird by Vicky is very cute. And thank you for the recipe! I am printing it out to try it!

  2. Congratulazioni alla fortunata vincitrice.
    Bellissimo l'uccellino di Vicky.

  3. Congratulations to the lucky winner! Congratulations to you too for Vicky's adorable gift. Thanks for the draw.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Congratulations to the very lucky winner. Your bluebird is wonderful. Yum the pies look very tasty thanks for the recipe and the wonderful draw.
    Hugs Maria

  5. Congratulations to the winner. Your mini pumpkin is so cute, it made me smile. Those apple pies look devine.

  6. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for the opportunity! Hannah

  7. Congratulations to the lucky winner, gifts are so cute, I love your mini pumpkin, so sweet!! Hugs and thank you very much for this giveaway!!

  8. Hello Silvia, congratulations to the lucky winner of your giveaway!! I am also going to use random.org for the first time for my current giveaway and I am a little nervous :) Thank you so, so much for your lovely photos and words about my little bluebird. I love his name it's perfect. I don't think he could wish for a lovelier home!! Hugs ♥ ♥

  9. FElicidades a la ganadora. Todas las miniaturas son muy bonitas. Besos