giveaway: let's talk trends

Hooray! It's Blogtober! I don't remember how or when Blogtober started, but the challenge is 1 blog post per day for the whole month of October. We'll see.

I thought I'd start things off with a question about trends.

We all know that owls have been trendy for awhile, as have deer, rainclouds and a bunch of other little things. Back in the day when I was at school, dolphins were super trendy. And remember the moustache phase on Etsy?

I want to know: what do you think (or hope) will be the next big designy trend? What is your prediction for Etsy's new mega must-have?


My quest to have a giveaway began when I noticed the poor little pencilcase pictured had a little run in the fabric on the owls beak. If you win, you'll receive it, and some other trendy owl things :) So just leave a comment, and if you don't have a blog leave your email address in the comment too, so I can let you know if you win. Closes on 9th Oct.

Thanks! See you tomorrow!


Oh and P.S. - Cath from Chunky Chooky's having a giveaway too!


The giveaway is now over!
And! Oops! I didn't announce my giveaway winner! Let me random number generate...
The winner is Ottomania! Hurrah!

And I would love to thank everyone for entering my giveaway and leaving a comment, I loved reading all the predictions about the next big trend.

50 comments:

Eme Creations said...

mmm. Next big trend, I'm not really a trend follower. But I do adore Butterflies or Birds. But the owls and deers are so cute, it would be hard to have to say goodbye to them.
Have a great day
Lisa
http://emecountrycreations.blogspot.com

Little House of Limes said...

i hope little giraffes make it big :) i just love their spots and cute little stumpy things on their heads x

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Yeah for Blogtober!

I've been an owl-lover since I was the littlest pea and am hoping that feathers will be the next thing to make a resurgence.

x Felicity

Selina said...

Oooh, love the owls! Bunnies will be the next owls I think. Well, at least I hope so!

Tamara said...

After the response I have received from my new Hot Air Balloons Tags maybe they will be the new Owls!

I am very partial to owls though and will miss them if they disappear completely.

Tamara x
www.tamryder.blogspot.com

Vic said...

Was it Lino Forrest or the Lark blog that suggested that foxes would be 'the next big thing'? Whoever it was, they weren't far off the mark!

My prediction, and hope, is bicycles! Happy blogtober!

Amy said...

I do love my owls and foxes and deer, but a little part of me hopes some of the less-loved animals might get a look in as the next big thing. You know, like tortoises, or bats.

Emjie said...

I see retro roller skates with wings on the sides making a return.

Rie said...

I think the next big thing should be Moonface from the Magic Faraway Tree!

bec said...

im thinking definately foxes, but id love to see those long slender vintage cats make it big, yes.

CurlyPops said...

I thought Donkeys were supposed to be the next big thing, but now I'm hoping that owls might hang around a bit because I've just drawn one!

Beky said...

Cute and wise owl. I would love to see seahorses as the next big trend. We will have to wait and see.
Beky
http://www.pivx.blogspot.com

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I am with Curlypops, I reckon donkeys for sure.
love your owl fabric Penny.

Mami Made It said...

I remember when I was a teenager there where elephants in any shapes, colors, forms and sizes very trendy. I like elephants!

andrea said...

I hope sloths are the next big thing!

andreaypich@gmail.com

Vintage Sew and So said...

Owls will around for a while longer I think. Then foxes. I would like it to be foxes.
X Kerri
http://www.vintagesewandso.blogspot.com

KristiMcMurry said...

Never heard of Blogtober. ha! That's funny.

I noticed foxes were big a while back...but I don't know if that stuck.

Betty Jo said...

I still see foxes and birds everywhere. I still cheer for Owls, but maybe we can get excited by snails and tortoises!

aeonie said...

Dragonflies ... although I am sure they have has their time! I am sure frogs might just hop back into the limelight too!! I don;t think owls are going anywhere yet though.
x

MrsB said...

Oh the next big thing you ask.

Easy.

Wombats.

Jessica said...

I think it will be foxes. but I would really love to see it be giraffes, I just love them

tartankiwi said...

Not sure if its the next big thing or already a full blown trend, but I am loving the whole Babushka theme that seems to be around at the moment!

handmadehappiness said...

Russian dolls are certainly trying but the fabric is so expensive.... I hope elephants get to hold the crown next x

Clarinda said...

I'd love to see something totally boyish take off next, like zombies, monster trucks or rodeo bulls. (all these things my 3 boys love lol)

justsewtall said...

I think things like spots & stars are always in style but I seem to be seeing more florals (as we come into summer), cute animals doing human things and all things vintage!

HayleyK said...

My newest obsession is owls, not sure why. But I love them, and this is sooooo cute!
callansparents@yahoo.com

Kt said...

I think hedgehogs.

Maybe rabbits.

I want it to be little fat hedgehogs :)

Kate said...

my nine year old is OBSESSED with all things owl and she would adore to win your gorgeous giveaway!
I think teapots need their day in the spotlight. Or maybe that's just because it is Sunday breakfast time.

Little Cooties said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say... pigs, they are really sooo cute!

Quilary said...

The next trend could very well be robots, and it would all have been kicked off by Vic at punkysmamma!
Happy Blogtober!

Shammy said...

hmm, the next big trend will be tartan. I am sure.!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Oh yes, I am so taken by the owl trend - I love them! But, I think we're on the verge of a plaid trend - it's appearing in a number of fabric lines at the moment and I imagine we'll soon see it in summer clothes. Also argyle - we're due for a revisit of that classic!

Rachelle said...

The next trend I'd like to see is hedgehogs. Love those wee critters.

Janet said...

I think Nessie would make for a fun trend. Thanks for a chance at your cute owly giveaway.

Nydia said...

Oh gods, I love owls, this is too cute!

As for the next big trend... Anything about moons and starts would be a hit for me!

Kisses from Nydia.

Brianna said...

Hedgehogs, They are cute but prinkly. What is not to love about them!
Happy Blogtoberfest!

Lauren said...

oh yes dolphins were big weren't they...why don't we bring them back...although...I did go to a baby shower earlier this year where the mother didn't know the gender of the baby and there were a lot of lion products? cute lions maybe?
ha happy blogtober to you and good luck!
xx
lozalicious.blogspot.com

Moa said...

but I love owls! But I love pigs even more :)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I think owls are great and I own birds, so I'm partial to things with birds. Plus just finished the first book in the Guardians of Go'hoole series. Seriously, I think meerkats are the cutest animals on Earth, so hope they are next....

Larissa said...

Let's see - butterflies are my favourite for a new trend, but also giraffes and trees. Love the owls though ...

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I have no idea what the next trend will be, but I was thrilled when everyone was picking up on owls because they remind me of my grandmother who raised me and died when I was 15. Her friends called her a wise old owl and she had all sorts of owl things around the house from them. Sadly I have none of them in my own house to remind me of her and am still looking for the right owl to bring home.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I have no idea what the next trend will be. I am seeing a lot of mushrooms and toadstools out there, but they are on my radar as I love them - at the same time I do and don't want them to be the next big thing.

Janice said...

I'm thinking hedgehogs are catching on, although they seem a bit pokey to me! I'm hoping everyone will want a felt hair clip because I enjoy making them :)
thanks for the giveaway!
jltreasure at gmail

Lia said...

oooo is this still on.?!!! I hope it is :D...I don't really follow any trends, I follow beautiful and cute things :D...according to what I currently need...like if I'm into paintings, then I'll be looking at paintings :D, etc....I'm sure there's a new animal out there waiting to be glamoured :D...like a giraffe, maybe? hahahaha

Rosalind said...

hmmm we have had birds and deer, now owls.... I predict fish are next :-) No idea really.

ottomania said...

mmmm.....I am thinking scooters. Have a wee girl with a birthday coming up ... she loves owls :-)

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

I like birds and the little red riding hood phase at the moment as well. I agree with some of the above ones. I like giraffes, teapots, bicycles. Will be interesting to see.

Love the pencil case! Lou.

Seaside Siblings said...

Owls rock, if I was a trend setter (which I am not, lol) I would say bees are pretty dam cute and could be the next 'it' design.

Kellie Christie said...

I like owls :) But my hot tip for the next big trend, at least for the month of October.... sugar skulls!!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

my favourite has to be a teacup but I would love it if bees had their moment too.