Rolling Pin Giveaway
Winner Annoucement!

Thanks to all who entered the Cattails Studio rolling pin giveaway!  The day I started the contest I contacted Brenda and wished her luck with the contest.  I’m don’t think she was expecting such a huge response to her work.  Although I’m not sure why.  Everything she makes in her studio in the woods of Prince Edward Island is shockingly beautiful.

I mean, it doesn’t compare to the stick person I made out of actual sticks once … but still … that Brenda is pretty darn good.

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Brenda said she was humbled by the response and warmed by how nice the readers had been.  And she wanted me to relay that to you.

So both Brenda and I would like to congratulate the winner of one of her hand turned rolling pins … (I am currently tapping out a drumroll on a large tupperware bowl)

congrats rolling pin


Get ready to make some pies, Melanie because YOU are the lucky winner of a smooth as silk, hand turned, made in P.E.I. rolling pin!  Your choice!   Of course, you could always give it away as a gift and be the star gift giver in your family as well.  Email me at to claim your prize!

To everyone who didn’t win … I have yet another GREAT giveaway coming up next week.  Yup.  I do.  Cause I’m cool.  And not a tool.  And can rhyme … on a dime … every time.  No idea where that came from.

If you’re still pining for one of Brenda’s pins or some of her other work, head on back to her site.  I’m sure she’d be more than happy to hook you up.  And if you’re taking part in the Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza challenge … Brenda’s site might be a good place to start your Christmas shopping.  I’ve done a little shopping there myself.

Congratulations once again to Melanie and enough with the frowny faces for the rest of you.  Another contest next week!


(winner was randomly selected by a computerized program)



  1. Marti says:

    You misspelled my name.

    • Karen says:

      OMG. That genuinely made me laugh right out loud. You should be in comedy clubs, not the reporting/anchoring/newsy/website/Etsy business. Holy crap. You do a LOT. You can by your own rolling pin. 🙂 ~ karen

  2. Rebecca says:

    Hmm, wonder if that’s Melanie my neighbour? Melanie, are you about to have a baby any day now? Can I borrow your rolling pin?

  3. Claudine says:

    Congratulations to Melanie! And thanks again Karen. That was fun.

    • Karen says:

      Claudine – That’s nice of you to congratulate the winner! When I lose at things I usually first curse the winner. Then I get over it. 🙂 Don’t forget … another great giveaway next week. ~ karen

  4. Jen says:

    Congrats Melanie. I don’t know if I have ever seen a more beautiful rolling pin. I love everything on her website.

  5. Brenda says:

    W0OHOO Melanie, can’t wait to send a pin your way! congrats. And thank you to all of you who entered and took the time to write such great comments.
    Smiles, B

  6. Gwen says:

    Congrats to Melanie! I wonder if Brenda ships regular orders to New Zealand >.>

  7. magali says:

    my boyfriend doesn’t understand why I have a 50$ rolling pin on my wish list. boys…

  8. Janet says:

    Congratulations Melanie, Happy baking.

  9. Jen says:

    No, sorry, Karen — I’m reserving the right to be frowny all day. I was all happy in my rolling-pin-of-beauty ignorance, and now I’m banging my forehead on the counter in disappointment.

    Or– hang on. CHRISTMAS! Wish list! Okay. Better now.

  10. Nicole says:

    Oh, is my husband ever disappointed. Cause I was so sure I’d win, I promised him all these pies, and he was drooling in anticipation. You see, dough pie and I don’t mesh usually, I curse all the way because it keeps ripping, but I figure with one of Brenda’s rolling pin, it would be as easy as, well, pie!

    He could always buy me one, I guess. If I see a long sticky thing wrapped up under the tree, I may assume he did. But then I might be disappointed yet again if it turns out to be a toilet plunger. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Congrats Melanie!

  11. Laura says:

    I’m happy that I didn’t stay up an extra 2 1/2 hours to find out I lost. I really need the sleep…but it was tempting. Yay Melanie!

  12. Holly says:

    Congratulations Melanie! This was just added to my Christmas list!

  13. Carol S says:

    Congrats, Melanie! =)

    Thanks Karen & Brenda for a great giveaway opportunity. Eagerly awaiting what goodie you are offering next week! FUN!!

  14. Sharmila says:

    Congratulations to the winner Marti!!!! and thank you Karen for giving the opportunity for everyone.

  15. KathyRS says:

    Karen, you crack me up! Congratulation Melanie…
    And yes, I am going to Brenda’s site now for my first (drumroll please) Christmas gift purchase…
    Thanks Miss Karen.

  16. Langela says:

    Congratulations Melanie! What an exciting day for you. I’d be jumping up and down if I had won. But I didn’t win. Enjoy it for all of us who didn’t win!

    BTW, Karen, you made it a bit awkward to congratulate Melanie because of your response to Claudine. Now I feel weird cuz I don’t want people to think I’m saying it because you said it was a nice thing to do. I’m not nice. I’m weird and awkward. I know how excited I’d be and like to picture other people like that when they win. Then I can’t imagine taking that happiness away from someone. So I actually can feel happy about being a loser. But, I told you I’m not nice. Later when I’m rolling out a pie crust and my handle breaks again, I will yell toward the heavens, “Darn you, Melanie! That rolling pin should have been mine! May all your pie crusts turn out perfectly so no one will believe they aren’t store-bought.” Ok, I’m pretty crumby at curses. Maybe you could do a “how to curse someone properly” post.

  17. Ruth says:

    Congrats to Melanie! What delights me is that I haven’t lost a contest for something that costs eleventybillion dollars and that rolling pin has got to be the most beautiful thing for only $50. I hope Brenda has a major run on those pins – it’s do-able!

  18. Tess says:

    Getting over my frowny face. Will have to buy one for myself as I dreamed mine was sitting on my granny’s kitchen counter, but not in a creepy way. Congrats Melanie!

  19. Ruth says:

    I’m trying to be sunny since I live in a sunny isle in the Caribbean, so…. Congratulations, Melanie! 🙂

  20. Dionne says:

    Congrats, I guess….


  21. Nancy says:

    Congrats Melanie..Enjoy your beautiful pin and if you should get the notion to bake cookies for all of us losers..well I wouldn’t complain one bit!!! LOL

  22. Susan says:

    Well, poofpiffles. If you don’t hear from Melanie, can I have it? Congratulations, Melanie. I wish you many happy pies and pastries!

  23. Gayla T says:

    Oh, what a relief! After I entered I got worried that I might win that gorgeous rolling pin but then would have to use it. I’ve managed for 66 years to not become a pie baker and it would be such a shame to screw up such a distinguished career in pie avoidance. LOL My mother made pies that actually won awards and she loved every minute of it so I never learned to make them. It’s not a desert I expecially like either but gosh that was a pretty piece of wood. I guess I’ll think a bit more before I put myself under that kind of pressure again and enter another contest for something that will only make me nervous. Congrats Melanie. Use it with my blessings!

  24. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations Melanie! And thanks to Karen and Brenda for a fun give away.

  25. Brenda j says:

    Do I get a free one being a Brenda… I was conceived on the east coast; kinda close right???? What can I say…Yep I’m digging but those rolling pins are outa’ this world.
    Brenda in Oshawa

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