Friday, April 25, 2008

Handmade African Basket Giveaway


The giveaway today is this lovely handmade basket from Uganda that measures 13" across the middle. I didn't see them making this particular basket, but I did watch them making baskets. A number of ladies sit in a circle on the ground at the Arts & Crafts Village in Kampala, working on baskets and chatting away like magpies (what does that phrase mean anyway, what is a magpie and why do we talk about the way they chatter?). It looks kind of purpley in the photo but it's more of a navy blue with the natural color of the grass. Yes, that's right, this basket is made from grass. A special kind of grass and we can't remember the name of it. It grows really, really tall. Does that help?

This is the fifth and final giveaway! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION when you comment! I feel sorry for the poor lady who commented and whose number we picked, only to find out there is no way to get in touch with her. She didn't include contact info and when I click on her name it takes me to a blogger profile page WITH NO CONTACT INFORMATION. Are you kinda getting the fact that there was NO WAY TO CONTACT HER?! So Hubby picked another number and the winner of the Irish watercolor print is the mommy at tonsofsons! Congratulations!

I'm guessing most of the people who comment here are also stopping by lots of other blogs in the big Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. Don't forget this is the last day for most of the giveaways! No time to waste! Get over there right now and start signing up willy-nilly for more free gifts! That's what I'm gonna do.

Right after I have me a big ole cup of coffee and wake up. I need lots and lots of caffeine to catch up. Do you realize there's around 1,000 giveaways going on?! Now that's what I call a party :-)

78 comments:

Chantelle said...

how awesome! thank you! please enter me.

Lesha said...

Very nice! :)

BrineS said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!

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The Chatty Housewife- said...

Thank you for the giveaway, it's great! I would love to win. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

What a beautiful basket. They do great hand work. Please enter me in your drawing. This would make a wonderful family keepsake. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Audrey said...

The things made in Africa are so unique. I would love to win this.

katklaw777 said...

Pretty, pretty basket. love the Irish watercolor too. thnx katklaw777(at)yahoo(dot)com

CanCan said...

I have enjoyed seeing your neat prizes every day. I would love to win this special basket, too!
My email is in my blogger profile

Grammykrob said...

Boy that is a great basket

julie said...

love the basket..goes with my decor!
3beez at bellsouth dot net...thanks

Charmed said...

How beautiful!

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Beth said...

That's a beautiful basket! Thank you for the chance to win!

Sweetpeas said...

Oh I love that!!! Count me in! A magpie is a type of bird & when a flock of them gets together they're all "chattering" at the same time, so it's an apt description of a group of women LOL.

Kimberly said...

What a very pretty basket. It's more like a piece of art then a basket.

maggie said...

I love things from Africa and this one is beautiful. It would really fit with my decor. Please, do count me in.

ticole96 said...

That is such a pretty basket! I would love to put it in my apartment!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

samsakara said...

My mom loves baskets and this would be a perfect gift for her!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Mrs. Mandy said...

I have a lidded bowl that this would go with beautifully.

Kristen M. said...

I'd love to have this on display at my house. It is beautiful.

Mama Zen said...

That is really pretty!

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

This basket is gorgeous! It would have a great home in my husbands classroom!

Thanks!

KnittinChick said...

I love that basket... it's so nice to see handmade things as well:-)

Nadine said...

What a pretty basket!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win that basket! I think it is very neat! monk5@charter.net

marion said...

Awesome!!!! I would absolutely love to have this for my "trunk" coffee table in my family room!
I am in Canada, so if that's a problem, just delete this entry.
Thanks
Marion

Chantel said...

I love this kind of basket. They fascinate me.

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jskell911 said...

That is a beautiful basket!

Molly said...

that is a beautiful basket

Molly said...

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Marcia said...

That's gorgeous! I love baskets!

learningmama at yahoo dot com

Lucy said...

What a lovely basket. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

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Bonita said...

That is such a beautiful basket! What talent those ladies have!

ikkinlala said...

That's a gorgeous basket! I'd love a chance to win if Canadians are eligible.

Anonymous said...

Please count me in. I love that basket.
Dyani19 at aol dot com

Alitheia said...

Very pretty, count me in =)
btw, Magpies are a bird in the crow family. If your interested in finding out what they sound like I'd suggest Googling Black Billed Magpies (there are only two known species of Magpies in the U.S. and the other is only found in California) there is usually at least one site that has birdcalls on it. I like Cornell’s site myself, their header is All About Birds and they do a great job showcasing their info =)

frugallm said...

The basket is so cool!!

Dawn said...

Oh, I hope this giveaway isn't over yet. I love that basket!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Lomagirl said...

I might be too late, but I collect baskets. I'd love this.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous basket! Thank you for offering it!

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flmom said...

What a lovely basket! Nice giveaway!!!

Rachel R. said...

Beautiful! Count me in, please. Thank you. :)

Gigi Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! I know just what I'd do with it -- place it in the center of my table and use it for napkins! I'm sad that I didn't win the Irish picture, but this would be a wonderful consolation prize! Thanks so much for your generosity this week! What fun!

CanCan said...

Hi..Thanks for finding a good mate cup for me on ebay. I'll have to run it by the hubby to see if I can splurge on it today!
Happy contesting!

M.E. said...

Love the basket! Great giveaway! Enter me, please!

tami said...

i collect baskets so you know i want this!!!!

Genevieve P said...

What a lovely basket!

Gina said...

So beautiful!! I'd love this.

Thanks for the giveaway!

NicoleZD said...

I was so worried that was me for a sec, but I did leave my contact info on yesterday's post. I guess an Irish painting was just not in my future?

I sure hope this basket is, though. You've had a fantastic week of giveaways!

fiordpiner [at] yahoo [dot] com

LeeAnn said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carol Van Rooy said...

Wow, 5 giveaways. Hurry drink that coffee, there's no time to spare. Many a giveaway and so little time.

daldak01@yahoo.ca

Shelly said...

Great basket. Thanks!

Jeanette J said...

Great basket. Please enter me

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.
M. Waters, hugapoohlouise@yahoo.com

Kathleen W. said...

That is beautiful! It would look so nice on my kitchen table. Thanks!

Keryn said...

That is so amazing! My email addy is in my blogger profile, in case I win!

Anonymous said...

The basket is beautiful and my son would also think that it's cool because it's from Africa. He seems to be a bit obsessed lately! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Stephanie
dsmoore1@centurytel.net

Rebecca said...

i grew up in africa, so i would love this!

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Sarah Fischer said...

that basket is so beautiful! I'd love to have it

Sarah
Bloominwild89@yahoo.com

amie said...

How beautiful. Thanks!

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Jennifer Bogart said...

I hope Canadians can enter! Thank you! Follow my blog linky for my contact info! Hey, I onlinely 'know' of the mamma that won the watercolour, how cool is that!

Tabitha said...

That basket would look lovely in my kitchen! I could find a fun use for it:)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

tcmyersATgmailDOTcom

drala said...

That is a stunning basket. I love you site.

jessleigh said...

Please enter me to win this lovely basket! I'm sad that I didn't win the watercolor! Thanks for the giveaways

robin said...

My daughter loves this basket, thanks for offering it!

Kelsey Smith said...

Wow that is just gorgeous!

Reeva said...

What a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

The Happy Housewife said...

That is beautiful! I would love to win!

Elizabeth F. said...

OMG the basket is gorgeous! Please enter me, I'd cherish it.

efuson_2000@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Oh, I really , really want this! Too beautiful for words!
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Kim said...

What a wonderful giveaway you are doing here.

Have fun with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and enter mine!

Becky said...

This is a *beautiful* basket - I would love to have it in my home! Thank you for the giveaway!

Jen said...

How beautiful! Thanks!

TheDillon6 said...

beautiful!! thedillon6@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

This pretty basket would look nice in my living room.
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Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oooh, that is gorgeous. I love having global products in my home. This would make me a happy mama!

Lee said...

This is stunning. I'd love to have it in my home.

BethAnn_97 at hotmail dot com

Kate said...

Love it!!! My family just started supporting a little guy, Syrus, from Uganda...how cool to have something visual to remind us to pray for him! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!! :)

Judy said...

This is gorgeous - I would love to have this! Please enter me.

:-)
Judy
sgriscom (at) satx (dot) rr (dot) com