So this morning I woke my sleeping husband with a command to pick a piece of folded paper out of a cereal bowl. So the person who chose the winner wasn't even properly awake, ha ha :D
Here's how I did the raffle: All your emails were written down on a Word document. If you had more than one ticket to the raffle, your email was in there two/three times. I then simply made the list of emails a numbered one, wrote the numbers down on pieces of paper, folded them and put them in the cereal bowl, and then asked my sleeping husband to act as (a very hairy) Lady Fortuna. So he pulled a number out of the bowl, I checked whose email corresponded to that number in the list, and we had a winner!
But wait, there's a twist!
The first paper to be pulled out of the bowl was the winner, who gets a custom canvas bag and a set of coasters. Then, in a momentary burst of spontaneous generousness, I asked my husband to pick another piece of paper: the runner-up would also get a canvas bag with a picture of their choosing.
My husband, in his slumber, accidentally handed me two pieces of paper tangled into one another, and I didn't have the heart to dispose of one, so I decided, what the hell, I'll just have two runners-up then.
The winner and the runners-up have been informed by email, but I might as well do a shout-out here: Shadou (winner) and Kiralia & Carolsue (runners-up), check your inbox. :)
The rest of you, thanks so much for participating and better luck next time! Stay tuned, as I'm planning to do another raffle sometime in the spring/summer. ^_^