My, you’re a compassionate bunch, you Planetarians, all 341 of you (again, a warm welcome to the newbies!). Your kind-hearted and empathetic comments on my last post about my Dad’s birthday really affected me. Never underestimate the power of your words, my friends. Thanks so much for buoying my spirits a little. And now onto the important business – announcing the winners of my 300 followers giveaway! Older Planetarians will recall the to-do created on Planet Baby when we drew my 200 followers giveaway. To avoid tears this time, I made a few changes to how we did it. Let’s see how it went!
I handwrote all the names, scrunched them up and placed them in one of my new gumboots so many of you admire (to now be known as the ‘Ceremonial Planet Baby Gumboot’). That way, the pixies wouldn’t argue over whose gumboot was chosen. Hmm. Anyway, all gathered together in their pyjamas, Joshie was first up to draw the winner. Ah, the sweet anticipation and the joy of being the oldest so getting to “go first”!
And look whose name he pulled out!
None other than my dear bloggy friend in Sydney, Janette from My Sweet Prints! Janette was one of my very first Planetarians (as in about the 5th!) and has always been so supportive of me so I’m thrilled she’s won the goodies. Oh, and she also is a very talented graphic designer - you can find her fabulous work here.
Now given the fuss last time, we decided to draw 2nd and 3rd places as well. So that made it India’s turn.
It’s such fun to be the big sister who goes next!
And 2nd place goes to gorgeous Jill from deux chiens et un garcon! Jill is a new Planetarian with a sweet blog who leaves me very thoughtful and kind comments – congratulations, Jill! I particularly enjoyed her post here about ‘A room of one’s own’ – treat yourself and have a read.
Here’s Jill’s prize – a Typo notebook with a handful of Planet Baby butterflies winging their way through it!
The plan, then, was for Sammy to draw 3rd place. But, as usual, my rambunctious, wriggly Quicksilver Sam couldn’t keep still long enough to do the deed. So instead, his big brother and big sister stepped in to jointly draw the winner.
Lots of giggling was involved as they tried to pull out the same piece of paper at once! Then, Sammy decided to join in the action, after all. So, drum roll…
And 3rd place went to sweet Sarah of Molly’s Maison! That is really too funny – of all the Planetarians they picked, it was Sarah who lives in Hobart and has become my friend through blogging! In fact, we plan to have lunch together on Monday so I can hand it to her then ☺.
Sarah has won this Typo notebook which also has some PB butterflies floating through it.
So now the pixies will have the thrill of licking a few stamps to post these beauties off to their new homes. Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm in entering – you can see what pleasure a giveaway brings to Planet Baby!