Happy (2nd) Birthday!

The Etsy giftcard giveaway is now closed!

That’s right – today is Plutonium Muffins’ second birthday! We’ve gone from the first ever post to celebratory first year giveaways to pattern publication and the birth of my spinning career. My, it’s been a busy couple of years!

Last year I had a birthday box giveaway, which was really stressful because I spent the whole time worrying that the person who got it would hate it. This year, I am going to do something different, inspired by a recent purchase I made on Etsy…

Birthday Giveaway – Etsy – NOW CLOSED

In the spirit of birthdays and ignoring the fact that it’s nearly Christmas, I wanted to do something that would allow someone to do something they only get to do once a year – buy something for themselves.

Room with a View - by Louise Goodchild, my birthday present to Plutonium Muffins!
Room with a View – by Louise Goodchild, my birthday present to Plutonium Muffins!

So, you will be winning a £20 gift card for Etsy, with which you can buy anything!

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a look on Etsy, but if you haven’t I thoroughly recommend you going and having a look. A lot of the stuff on there is to die for! As it is all handmade, the prices can be high because as we all know, handmade takes time and love, and as a result costs more. I don’t often treat myself to things like this as I normally think I could make something myself, or I just simply can’t justify the expense…if someone gave me £20 for Etsy I’d probably go nuts with funky roving!

Camel roving would be my birthday treat to me!
Camel roving would be my birthday treat to me!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post completing the following sentence:

To treat myself on my birthday…

You can get up to three extra entries by sharing this post to your friends and followers!

The deadline is going to be the 5th of January 2014 (ick) and I hope the prize will bring the winner a bit of sunshine into a fresh start! Open to anybody in any location, so get commenting!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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58 Responses to Happy (2nd) Birthday!

  1. Trish Berry says:

    Happy Birthday PM and well done for making it to two years already! Its a really super blog and many of my friends follow your posts.

  2. Stormbat says:

    I would love to get a pretty Turkish drop spindle and Happy 2nd Birthday :o)

  3. Margie says:

    Happy 2nd to Plutonium Muffins! To treat myself on my birthday I’d use the gift card to purchase a decadent skein of yarn that I normally wouldn’t/couldn’t purchase. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway…I LOVE handmade and I LOVE Etsy!

  4. Diane says:

    I would pick a shawl pin and matching pendant from: nicholasandfelice
    Handcrafted Jewelry, Shawl Pins, Ornaments, Vases… they got really really nice things. Happy 2nd birthday.

  5. Alli says:

    What a terrific and generous idea! And 2nd Happy Birthday! To treat myself on my birthday I tend towards shoes or bags – and a little decadent yarn too! But I love your idea for handpainted roving!

  6. Nancy Butler says:

    Happy Birthday Plutonium Muffins! To treat myself on my birthday I would do what I usually do when visiting Etsy, get so far from where I started, looking at more and more and adding to my list of favorites. But this time I would be able to buy some of them! Either some luscious jewel-tone yarn or delicate stitch markers.

  7. I would buy a large project bag I’ve been wanting. It’s made from a gorgeous fabric in my favorite colors: shades of purple!

  8. Linda says:

    I love hand painted yarns. That’s probably what I’d get if I won. Thank you for the chance to win and happy 2nd birthday.

    lmecoll on Ravelry

  9. Lindaran (on Rav) says:

    Congratulations & Happy 2nd Blogthday!
    To treat myself on my birthday… I justify some of the impulse yarn and roving purchases I make throughout the year! (etsy can be very evil)

  10. Mega says:

    Haha I guess we think very much alike! I’d definitely go for for some bright hand-dyed roving too, so I can practice spinning on something that isn’t just plain white.

    Congrats on your 2-year anniversary! I’ve just started blogging so I know how much commitment it takes and props to you for sticking it out for 2 years :)

  11. martine101 (on Rav) says:

    I’d buy some roving and a drop spindle. I’ve wanted to try spinning for quite some time now! My birthday was two days ago so I splurged on yarn of course! I only got one gift so I’ll have to wait to try spinning.

  12. Madeleine says:

    Ooh etsy, I love etsy. Could spend all day on there. So my entry…
    To treat myself on my birthday I would hope on the eurostar to Paris, go to Place de la Madeleine, buy 2 pink madeleines from Fauchon and sit on their pink furniture and eat them in the sunshine. :-) fingers crossed.

  13. Fiona says:

    happy 2nd blogibirthday from me down under….. i love popping in and seeing what you are up to….


  14. Rebecca W says:

    Happy 2nd birthday Plutonium Muffins!

    To treat myself on my birthday… I splurge on something for myself. Even if it’s free (getting hubby to watch the kids so I can sleep in or take a nap), or inexpensive in the grand scheme of things (a Chai Latte from Starbucks or a package of my favorite cookies), I make sure I get a little “me time” in some form or other. Of course I’d prefer to splurge on some amazing yarn, some adorable buttons, some inspiring patterns, etc. when the budget allows!

  15. Connie Kline says:

    I would buy myself a nice yarn bowl. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

  16. Rose S. says:

    Happy BlogaBirthday. To treat myself on my birthday I would shop for some of the extra special buttons I have seen on Etsy to adorn my special knits.

  17. ikkinlala says:

    To treat myself on my birthday… I try to arrange things so that I can sleep in.

    Congratulations on two years!

  18. Meghan says:

    Happy Birthday! To treat myself on my birthday, I’d seek out the brightest neon-colored sock yarn I could find. I want my feet to glow! :)

  19. asteride says:

    Happy Birthday! To treat myself on my birthday I would certainly buy something with a stone. A lucky stone for 2014. Earrings, a necklace or just stitch markers. But the lucky mineral stone must be there.
    Have a great party!

  20. Regula says:

    Congratulations! :-)

  21. Cathy says:

    Congrats on your achievements!

  22. Wow. That is definitely nice of you to give away a gift card. If I won, I’d just give it back to you because it IS YOUR Birthday!!

  23. wonderwhygal says:

    Happy Birthday! I love Etsy…and it’s been very good to my shop.

    To treat myself on my birthday…I’d love to buy something from each person who visits my blog weekly. I’ve grown to love their projects and products.

  24. Sheila says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday! On my birthday, I usually treat myself with a nice red wine and some decadent chocolate item. If I win for your blog birthday, I’ll treat myself to a skein of self-striping sock yarn. I’ve been admiring quite a few, but have been unable to justify buying any because I have a huge stash of variegated, tonal, and solid sock yarns.

  25. Happy 2nd Birthday! How exciting for you. :-)

    To treat myself on my birthday I like to have some excellent food (normally provided by my lovely husband) and some lovely chocolate and red wine.

  26. jane says:

    To treat myself on my birthday I eat fluffy white birthday cake. Exactly once per year. Mmmm.

  27. Maryah says:

    Happy birthday!!! On my birthday if I’m able, I get my hair done or my nails then I treat myself to a special meal (sometimes I treat a friend too) and then if I’m still able within my birthday budget I buy myself a little present, sometimes jewelry, knitting needles, yarn or new shoes I’ve been eying.

  28. Donna says:

    What a generous offer, Happy Birthday! To treat myself on my birthday I would get a hand crafted drop spindle and some dyed fleece locks. Love seeing what other people would get.

  29. Julie says:

    To treat myself on my birthday I would go out to eat for some grilled salmon and wine, then find and buy a long gradient colorway of sock weight yarn. Thanks for treating us on YOUR birthday.
    Strawberrykid on ravelry

  30. jane says:

    To treat myself for my birthday i would like to have a day where i can leave the baby with my husband and see a show with my friend, maybe Wicked or Circus Der Sinne.

  31. Happy 2nd Birthday, what a generous offer. For my birthday I would treat myself to a new bag from banyanhippo :)

  32. janet chappell says:

    Some beautiful yarn mmmmm, what a lovely birthday present! Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Birthday to you.

  33. Karen says:

    Happy Birthday! I ditto a number of comments by saying that I’d buy something scrumptious that my yarn diet doesn’t allow myself to normally do. Love lots of indie-Etsy sellers!

  34. Amanda says:

    What a great giveaway. To treat myself on my birthday I would gather all my friends and family together for a meal and buy myself a little treat of some knitting related notions and maybe a little bit of wool too!

  35. Maxine S says:

    Wishing you a very happy second blog-irthday! :) To treat myself on my birthday, I love to go out with friends for a slice of red velvet cake – so yum :) Thank you so much for running this lovely giveaway and congratulations on your great run with your wonderful blog!

  36. knithemiptera says:

    Happy birthday! If I were to win I think I would be paralyzed with the number of options I’d have on Etsy! :) To treat myself on my birthday I would have to pick something that I would normally not able to get here like beautiful hand-painted yarn or roving.

  37. Margaret says:

    Happy Birthday! I would pick some beautifully soft and hand dyed yarn just for me.

  38. Rebecca says:

    What a fun and generous giveaway! To treat myself on my birthday…..omgoodness….handcrafted jewelry, gorgeous yarn, art prints, fabrics. Possibilities are endless!
    Hope your birthday is super special!!

  39. Fleur says:

    … I would buy myself something blue – I can’t help it ^_^ And of course it would be a knittable thing, in other words: YARN!!

    Great giveaway! And congratulations on your anniversary, ciao, Fleur

  40. Sarah Jones says:

    What an amazing giveaway and tricky question. I think I would.probably buy a new bag (as I need one at the moment) or maybe some jewellery . I would.know when I sad it so lots of browsing would.be necessary! Happy 2nd birthday !

  41. Carmen says:

    I like to treat myself with yarn – or something fun like your felted bowls

  42. Martina says:

    I’d buy some indie dyed yarn or some of roving. I’ve never spun before.

  43. Woolytanis on Rav says:

    First may i say happy birthday to you :)

    To treat myself on my birthday… oo i would buy myself some special yarn or stitch markers but then again i would properly end up browsing for hours before i spent as its not very often i buy for me massive hugs xx

  44. Maria says:

    Happy birthday!!! To treat myself on my birthday I’d pamper myself with a massage to relieve the stresses of knitting! But realistically, I’d probably just but more yarn lol

  45. LindaB says:

    OOh, .. I’d indulge in some butter soft hand dyed yarn or maybe a funky new project bag. Hardest part would be choosing as there are so many brilliant choices on Etsy.
    Congrats on reaching your second anniversary ♥

  46. Happy Birthday!

    To treat myself on my birthday, I would pick around 30 different things, procrastinate over them for several months before impulse buying something completely different…

    Hand dyed sock yarn in purples or a hand turned crochet hook spring immediately to mind…or buttons….or….!

  47. Louise says:

    Such a lovely giveaway! Happy second birthday and many many more :-)

  48. jessicac says:

    Happy Birthday!!
    On my birthday I would treat myself to a fancy coffee and macaron, and a little knitting time in the sun! And then maybe a new pair of shoes!

  49. Rosemary says:

    To treat myself on my birthday I would look for something on etsy to use at my daughters wedding in July x

  50. Leslie says:

    To treat myself on my birthday I don’t change any diapers!

  51. Sydnie says:

    To treat myself on my birthday. . . I’d work on a project for myself, blissfully ignoring the stack of WIPs that are earmarked for others! Happy B-day to PMuff!

  52. purplepenguin says:

    To treat myself on my birthday…I would find a lovely spindle or a precious shawl pin or some yummy yarn or maybe a purple knitting bag. As you can see, I am flexible (maybe just indecisive) . LOL

  53. Rachel says:

    Oooh happy birthday plutonium muffins x
    I’d love be a nice person like the one above who said they’d give the etsy voucher right back to you but the thought of being able to splurge on gorgeous sock yarn is too much of a temptation. However, for my birthday I might buy some hand painted sock yarn BUT then knit some funky socks and they could walk themselves to you, that way we both win!! Have a great birthday x

  54. Nyree Dawn Dowell says:

    Happy Birthday!
    To treat myself on my birthday I’d love a day to myself to sit and spin, something that’s a very rare treat here!

  55. Karen says:

    Happy Birthday!

    On my Birthday I would treat myself to a new Golding spindle! and maybe something pretty to spin on it!

  56. briyannah says:

    To treat myself on my birthday, I bought myself a web domain and a blog template. I’ve been wanting to blog so with my birthday money from family, I got started!
    ps: happy birthday!

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