Monday, November 19, 2012

GIVEAWAY! Made by Alejandro

Sword and dagger play is one of the favorite kinds of imaginative play for my boys.  From the wooden swords they bought at the Tower of London years ago, to Michaelmas celebrations, to the wooden dagger and sheath one received for a birthday, swords and daggers have long been a popular staple of outdoor play here.  They transform us into knights, noblemen, pirates, Medieval characters, and Indiana Jones. 



Although swords and daggers have long lived at our home, there have never been any as popular as these leather swords and daggers by Made by Alejandro.  Alejandro's work is impecable, authentic, and extraordinarily detailed, and each sword is emblazoned with a distinctive symbol. These sabers are second to none.



These blades are not only built for play, but they are built to last.  My grandkids will likely be playing with these same swords and daggers.



And while my kids are off playing with their favorites of these amazing toys, I have a fantastic opportunity for you!


Alejandro has generously offered the blue dragon dagger and sheath to one lucky commenter here.  All you need to do to win is leave a comment here telling me your favorite item from his expansive shop.


And because we're feeling particularly generous, you can earn multiple chances to win by liking the Made by Alejandro Facebook page, or sharing this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or another social medium. Just be sure to leave another comment for each extra chance telling me how you shared the giveaway or whether you liked the Facebook page.


This giveaway will accept entries until November 26 - Cyber Monday! I'll announce the winner here then. The winner, as chosen by random.org is #11, Knitty Gritty Homestead! Please send me your address so I can get the prize out to you as soon as possible.

Also, Alejandro is offering a coupon code, anartfamily2012, good until 11/28, for 10% off any purchase at Made by Alejandro. What a perfect beginning to your holiday shopping! 

67 comments:

  1. I HAVE GOT TO HAVE THE DRAGON LEATHER SET ($125...oy I wish I could!) MY SON WOULD GO BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I would have had something like that when I was little. So beautiful!

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  2. Those are gorgeous! I'd love to win that set for my little guy.

    Sidney

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  3. I love the sword with the celtic knot. And the sheild. And the.. you get the point. (:
    I have three little boys that all adore this sort of play. In the past I've made them crochet swords and light sabers.

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  4. This would be perfect for my son! I would love to have the complete set, but would be thrilled to win the dagger and sheath for him. He would be so excited! I love these types of things for imaginative play. It is so much more rewarding.

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  5. Wow. My son LOVES the movie Eragon and always studies the sword guide in the DVD case...he'd go crazy over these!! They're so "real" looking, and true art pieces! Thanks so much for offering the opportunity to win!

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  6. These are the coolest things ever! the swords are amazing! I think i'm going with the fairy shield, though it all is so beautiful. Sweet giveaway!!

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  7. I liked his page on facebook and etsy.

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  8. I also shared his facebook page on my timeline. ;)

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  9. Just tweeted this...I really want a sword for my son! :)

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  10. My grandson would adore the Handmade Leather Sword & Holster Set with Dragon Emblem, actually my granddaughter would love it too for that matter. Great for imaginative play. The design is lovely.

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  11. Love these swords!! Lucas Loved them too!!

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  12. Beautiful swords, ready for slaying dragons! My boys are already fighting about who will get this :)

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  13. Beautiful work! My little knight would love!

    Becca

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  14. Everything is amazing! I absolutely loved the Handmade Leather Sword, Shield, & Holster Set w/ Celtic Knot Emblem. Very cool.

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  15. I love everything!!!! My favorite would be the shield, sword and holster set with celtic emblem in blue. So beautiful!!! What a great giveaway!!!

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  16. Oh wow those are gorgeous! Thank you for the oppertunity to enter to win one, now off to the shop to check out other offerings. Good Luck everyone!

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  17. Cranford would love anything in that shop btu I am seriously crushing on that elephant keychain. Cute!

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  18. Wow - I just showed my Sister the Celtic Knot shield with the sword and dagger set. I want to buy it for my nephew, but had to check with her. I'll be sure to use the coupon code.

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  19. I tweeted about the giveaway - and sent an e-mail to a couple of relatives that might be interested. RE http://bit.ly/UbmV9k

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  20. My goodness, these are gorgeous! I love the Celtic knot shield. My little guy would love anything from his shop. Thank you for hosting this generous giveaway. I "liked" the shop on FB.

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  21. So beautiful and even prettier in person!

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  22. What gorgeous craftsmanship! My boys would love the blue dragon sword and sheath!

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  23. oh man I know a couple boys who would love these for Christmas. thanks Joy for the chance!

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  25. My boys would LOVE the swords or daggers! These are beautiful.

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  26. Oh my goodness, beautiful! I like the Dragon sword and shield set the very best - my son would LOVE it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Donna

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  27. I liked on facebook.

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  28. I shared on facebook.

    Donna V

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  29. I really liked the crowns on his site. Please enter us in the giveaway.
    Blessings
    Diane

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  30. Nice! We too have many sword fights between two little knights and unseen bad guys. A daggar and sheath would be a beloved toy for years to come. Thanks for introducing us to a great place to purchase toys for my boys :)

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  31. Oh, what's a wonderful shop! Thank you for sharing:) And I like Handmade Leather Dagger, Shield, & Holster Set w/ Lion Emblem most of all:)

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  32. Like Made by Alejandro facebook page as Anna Moses.

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  33. Shared this giveaway on my Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/pin/194499277628651101/

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  34. We like the sword and shield with the celtic knot the most.

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  35. My grandsons would love such a special well made sword. Oh the imaginative games of knights they could have.

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  36. These are very awesome! My daughter would love them!

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  37. I liked on Facebook as Crafted by Niki

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  38. I also shared it on Facebook! Great stuff!

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  39. I forgot to mention my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85091935/handmade-leather-fairy-shield. I would love a whole set like it crown in all, but since it's not there I would say that this is my favorite set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85090169/handmade-leather-complete-set-sword, which I'm going to go pin on Pinterest right now so I don't forget about it!

    Oh, and I came over from TM! =)

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  40. My favorite item is the sword and Celtic knot shield set! Beautiful

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  41. My favourite is the Unicorn Shield!

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  42. And I just 'liked' on facebook!

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  43. My son would adore the dragon set! What a great giveaway. Thanks

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  44. Entering for Heather: The unicorn sword and shield is her favorite.

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  45. Entering for Heather: liked the Facebook page.

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  46. Entering for Heather: shared on Facebook!

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  47. The celtic knot shield is just exquisite!

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  48. The dragon dagger is very cute!

    Michelle

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  49. I like the Celtic knot emblem crown. Those daggers are awesome!

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  50. One little boy who is getting his THIRD sister sometime in the next week will be over the moon that I won this giveaway...and you've made things a lot easier for me, too, as I prepare for the birth of our December baby. Thank you SO much!!

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