It's a giveaway! Okay, because we like to be 100% transparent we want to admit to being huge fans of the crafty genius duo, Something's Hiding in Here. Shauna and Stephen have an aesthetic we love AND a work ethic that we try our best to emulate. (I think we may actually get more sleep than they do which is saying a lot.) You all know that we are advocates of making something and these two have made making their "day jobs". So what do we have in store for you?
The Mustache on a Stick, often emulated but never quite as awesome as the original! Can you believe they started making these 5 years ago? From Shauna, "it all started because stephen can't grow one of his own (it's sad but true). naturally, he dreamt of all the staches he wished he could grow and started carving them from wood. one day, i came home to find his collection and immediately said, "stephen, put those on a stick." the rest is photo booth history. we've made hundreds, probably over a thousand and still love seeing photos of them in use." <PREVIEWEND>
Why this giveaway right now?
From Shauna, "looking dapper and handsome isn't the only reason to pose for a photo with a mustache on a stick. recently, stephen met with the fellas who started "Movember" a campaign to raise awareness about men's health (specifically cancer). a few years ago stephen's father was diagnosed and beat prostate cancer so the mission of this group is close to our hearts. we wanted to get involved so we're sharing our classic mustache on a stick with as many people as we can and telling them about Movember."
What is Movember?
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown into a global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate. No matter the city or country, Movember strives to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.
On November 1st, you can register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men's health.
In 2010, over 64,500 US Mo Bros and Mo Sistas helped spread the word.
gather here wants to help spread the word!
With the recent loss of savvy businessman and innovator, Steve Jobs (I'm still emotional when I open up my Macbook), we can't think of a better time to post this giveaway. We also want to give a shout out to the incredibly talented sports photography, Elsa, who lost her father to cancer last month. Our community is richer because she's a part of it and we're very sorry for her loss. Give the lady a hug the next time you see her.
Noah can't grow a mustache (but once upon a time he sported a soul-patch, oh when we were younger...) so this is the perfect way to show his support. If it was hands-free he could rock this on the movie set (hmmmm, we could make this happen...). We're thinking the his & hers mustaches are in our future, don't you agree?
But for one of you lucky readers, you could win a Mustache on a Stick! Just by doing two very simple things!!!! Because we wouldn't let you off the "make something" hook we want you to see what you're making these days. You can post a picture in a multitude of places: on our Ravelry WIP discussion board, on our Facebook wall, via Twitter (just remember to mention us in your tweet), or via flickr. It can be a finished project or a work-in-progress! AND then comment on this here post including your email address so we can contact you should you be the randomly selected winner of this giveaway! You have until October 31st to enter so hurry up and make something!!!!
Wait - I didn't win but still want to help!
You can still help by registering at Movember & sporting your very own stache. Or if you know someone who's looking for a faux stache to help support their mo-bro tell them to visit Something's Hiding in Here - from now until November 30th. Shauna & Stephen will be donating 100% of the profits from their Mustache on a Stick to Movember.
As always, fondly,
Virginia & Noah (makers and shakers)