Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Needle Minder Giveaway!

They say that you are your own worst critic. That certainly seems to be the case in regards to some needle minders I have been messing with for the longest time. If I can get these to work, I can seriously expand the needle minders section of my Etsy store, not to mention, there are soooo many different cute things available to use!

These are made out of soft Polyvinyl Chloride, and are very popular for keychains, pendants, etc. The problem is, the back side of them is very smooth. I have tried using E6000 and I also tried Goop, but neither one seems to adhere enough to meet my very strict standards.

My first batch, using E600, I was able to peel off each and every magnet. Next, I tried roughing up the surface of the PVC and the magnet, and gluing them again, but it still wasn't sticking to them easily enough. I then tried Goop, but had similar results. I am trying other adhesives in the mean time, too.
At this point, I handed one to my husband to get his opinion. He seemed to think it would be OK, but he isn't a stitcher, and he wouldn't be the one trying to sell them in a professional shop.

This got me to thinking of how I could get a stitcher's opinion. Then, it hit me! I have been wanting to have another giveaway of some sort recently, anyway, so why not combine the two things together? Hence, my needle minder giveaway.

At the bottom of this post will be a picture of the needle minders I am offering for this giveaway. To be considered for the drawing, all I ask is:
  1. You be a follower of my blog (this very one you are reading right now)!
  2. Comment on this post if you would like to be considered, with which needle minder you would like to receive.
  3. (Most importantly) If you win, once you receive the needle minder and have had a chance to use it a bit, I would LOVE to receive feedback on it.  
There may be multiple winners here, too, so I can get an array of opinions! Please spread the word far and wide to all your stitchy friends and acquaintances about my giveaway, as well. I love to get new followers (who wouldn't)!


10 comments:

  1. Sasha, those are really cute and I'd love to try one. #5 or #7 would be my choice.

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  2. Good luck with the gluing. These are seriously cute needleminders, I like 5 or 7, too.

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  3. I don't use them much, but I posted about it on my blog for you. :)

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  4. I think these are so cute! I don't use them much however. Good luck in finding testers for them!

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  5. I just started using needleminders, so I'd love to test one for you. I like 6 and 7 the best.

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  6. I have never used a needleminder before but I'd love to test one for you, 5 is my favourite, Totoro is adorable

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  7. I'm way behind and trying to catch up. I love using needleminders. I know I missed your giveaway but I wanted to give you one small opinion. I don't like it when they have the necklace loop part on needleminders. I know it's really hard to get them without them but I personally think they look better without it when you are using them for the needles. I wish you all the luck in the world finding what works best.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I happen to agree with this. I have been trying to find sources that do not have that pendant loop on them, but it is much harder than expected! Most of my current needle minders I have listed in my shop do have this loop, but I have finally started receiving supplies for a couple different types that will not have it.

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  8. I'm sure they'll be great! I'm more of a blingy minder fan

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