Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Happy Giveaway Day!


The fine women at Sew, Mama, Sew! have organized a Giveaway and I am thrilled to participate. I took time out from a busy day yesterday to sew up a little someone, hurrying to finish so I could capture his charm while it was still sunny. I also scrubbed my kitchen floor, shook out a houseful of rugs and threw a recently completed quilt up and over the swingset to snap a few pictures.


But enough about me - what do you get? If you are the lucky winner of my giveaway, you just might get Jed. Dapper and optimistic despite losing both arms to a chainsaw mishap, Jed sports the finest in Pacific Northwest flannel. His hair is a jaunty acrylic boucle, a surprisingly luxe touch for such a homespun guy. Jed’s forbearers are Ted and Ned, hand-made for my two boys; Graham, 5 and Hayden, 7. 




Jed is stuffed with “100% Premium Polyester Fiberfill” making him very huggable, something I’ve discovered after rigorous product testing. Although squooshy enough to be pillows, Jed and his brothers have also been used as missiles, battering rams and all-purpose whackers. 




Oh dear now here come some tears! Apparently, Jed is THE favorite - when I told Graham that I was mailing him off to someone he started bawling! “I want him! I have three reasons: because I love him, I really want you to not, and because I like his pants and he’s a new one.” (Wasn’t that four reasons?) Hayden chimed in with,“Oh Jed I’ll miss you, I’ve certainly enjoyed those few short times we’ve had together.”


Perhaps you’re feeling more doll-quilty? If you are my gifted one, you might choose this delightful little doll/sample quilt, featuring a soothing palette of aquas and greens, backed in a light blue print with a kicky pieced stripe. The white cotton is a luscious sateen -- cool to look at, but warm and soft to the touch. Twenty two inches square, a gal could probably fit two, or even three Barbies beneath it. 





 Please specify which item you would like. I will have one of my assistants draw a number out of the hat and mail the prize off to the lucky winner. I look forward to your responses!

101 comments:

HobbyGirl said...

So leave a comment to win? I love those little man dolls. That would be my pick becuase they are so cute and unique!

Kate said...

The man dolls really make me smile! How fun. My dad was recently in the hospital for emergency gallbladder surgery (it's been a really odd fall for this family) and the doll is just quirky enough to make him smile while he is recuperating at home and driving my mom crazy. Really sweet! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Lia said...

Not sure if my first comment went through coz I just got disconnected...just in case...here goes another one...I LOVE THE QUILT!!! and I hope I win it...

Miss Prickly said...

Your doll quilt is so cute. Those are some lucky Barbies to get to sleep under that quilt!

The Retired Mama said...

What a wonderful give away! And a choice to boot. I love the doll quilt.
1) Don't want to make your little one cry
2) I love quilts
3) I am a lousy seamstress and tackling the front of a quilt is hard enough --I mean REALLY hard-- but doing the back also. And not having it turn out crooked!
4) No grandchildren as of yet. But the little quilt will be used by me. I promise. No Barby dolls, but I have table tops!

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

blueberryblues said...

I love the colors of the doll quilt. I love the dolls too, but I couldn't make your little ones cry...

Sarah0587 said...

I LOVE the quilt, no matter what size!

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Lisa said...

Jed or Ned?? My son was next to me and said he wants one!! So, there you have it! I hope he gets one!!!

Helena said...

I have to say the Jed doll is cute, your doll quilt is pretty.

Rachel said...

I love Jed!

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Leighann said...

My girls have plenty of dolls and Barbies that would appreciate the beautiful quilt. I would love to have it to help me see how a quilt is supposed to look--I'm having trouble making one! ;) Your quilt would have a nice home here with my girlies if you choose us!

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Such cute "creatures". Love 'em. But your doll quilt is equally as nice. And since I have also little girls, I think they would like that one.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Camie said...

Love them both!! I have boys and a girl--I would probably pick the man dolls because my girl has so many dolls and the boys have none! camie.christensen at gmail.com

Jenne said...

So cute! If I win, I'd have to go with the doll quilt to keep the tears at bay!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

So those little guys are so unique and fun! Love that you made them in honor of your own boys!

Her Royal Highness said...

I would pick the doll quilt for my little girls to play with

Grace said...

That doll quilt is wonderful!

stephjacobson said...

My son would love Jed--a great doll for a little guy!

Katie said...

So fun I love the dolls but the blanket would be much appreciated round here. We have some cold barbies!

The Schaper Scene said...

I would definitely choose the doll quilt! My daughter would love it!

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Sarah Seitz said...

Ok, I was loving the lumberjack until I saw the doll quilt. Now I know I must have that quilt! So pretty!

The Harris Family said...

I love the little dolly quilt. Adorable!
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Jeannette said...

Aw...if I won Jed I would want to give him him to your boys... He does have great pants...and while the pants don't make the man, the cheeriness of them does say alot about his personality. Seriously, tell your boys, my entry is for them...and Merry Christmas!

carolyn said...

What a beautiful quilt! That would be my choice if I win. My daughter would love it for her dolls!

A. said...

Oh, dear. Sorry for the tears but I CANNOT GET ENOUGH of those man dolls! How cute are they?

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KimberlyFDR said...

Jed! :D

April said...

The dolls are great! I have two little men in my life that I am sure could adopt Jed and give him a good loving home. I also love the view from your fence. Beautiful!

Kama said...

I love the dolls! They would be great for my son who is about to be a big brother in the next five weeks! He'll need something extra special to make him feel extra special. :)

Anne said...

I LOVE the quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Sara said...

Jed is hilarious but I will have to choose the doll quilt. Hopefully many polly pockets will fit :)

Libby said...

Ohhh the fabrics in that doll quilt are just awesome. I know a little girl who would love it !

Mountain Knitter said...

the dolls are cute and clever! i'd be curious to see what my kids would do with them....or, who would get him.

debbiekl said...

I like the little guy in the blue pants - Hayden? Thanks for the chance!

Desiree said...

I like the little doll quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez

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Freda said...

I love Jed. My daughter is into the missile launching as well and I think it would be a great hit with her moreso than a doll quilt. But your quilt is beautiful! Overall though, I pick Jed!

RyanSarahN said...

the teeny quilt is so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Silka said...

I love that little doll quilt.

Thanks for having a giveaway,
Silka
silkaphyllis at gmail.com

SewsCute said...

I think your doll quilt is just lovely. So that would be my pick! Thanks for the giveaway.

Very Verdant said...

I love to sew but am not a quilter. I have been wanting to make a doll quilt for my Christianna for a while now, so if my name should be chosen, I would like to have the doll quilt for her.

Marianne said...

Love the dolls.

mframe said...

I love the quilt. My daughters would love to tuck their dollies in with that quilt.

britt said...

i like the dolls they are sooo fun!

stat1995 said...

I hate to make your little one cry but I love those dolls! They are great! cwells3 at aol dot com

Mama Lusco said...

These are both great! My girls would like the doll quilt; they're really into playing dolls right now! Thanks for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

leigh7911 said...

Could that doll quilt BE any cuter?!

simplehappyhome said...

I especially like the doll quilt. My daughter would love it!

the monkey's mama said...

oh my daughter would LOVE the doll quilt. It is just too sweet for words. Thank you so much for this great giveaway!

Emily said...

I would like the quilt.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am a 9 years old and home educated. I love to sew and craft. I have my own sewing blog. Right now I am making frog pincushions, sock dolls, bean bags and Christmas tree skirts. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. My blog is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will stop by and look through my blog and tell me if you like it and enter my giveaway. My mom is doing giveaways on her blog as well. She has two blogs, one for sewing and one for art: www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

God bless.

Emily

sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

Katie B. said...

I'd love to adopt Jed! Thanks for the chance.

Jessica Jo said...

But I love Jed too. Can't he share the love?

LLMum said...

great items - i love the man doll. the doll quilt makes me wish i had a little girl around, but these days we are surrounded by boys.

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

Our daughter would love the doll quilt!!
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Shanda said...

Lovin' the doll quilt. When your daughter gets too old for dolls, make it a tablecloth on her nightstand!
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Mutti said...

My two year old princess granddaughter would LOVE this quilt to go with the dolly I have just finished making for her!

barefootquilter said...

What a fun giveaway! My daughter would love this quilt. Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

I'm super impressed by anyone who can make a quilt! I love the soothing aquas and greens and my little Avery would love it for her dolls.

Thanks for the opportunity!
jen(dot)m(dot)hopkins(at)gmail(dot)com

wilderlamb said...

I love both choices! But I think the doll quilt would get more use at my house.
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Mirza said...

I love your giveaways! Because I have two DD's, the quilt would be wonderful for their two AG dolls they are getting for Christmas.

Dr. Bec said...

I love Jed! Although it would break my heart a little to separate him from his happy home...

elizabeth said...

Oh, the doll quilty! I love little things ;o)
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

Hello, I'd have to choose the doll quilt as I have a special niece that would use the quilt to keep her dolley warm.

Linda
RLGF3@att.net

Nanbon44 said...

I just love the doll quilt

simplymodernmom.com said...

doll quilt. i have 2 girls. happy giveaway day! here's mine http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

Amanda said...

ummm.. after all those tears, i think i will have to choose the quilt. I do love Jed though. =)

Susan said...

I love the doll quilt! So pretty.

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Alisa said...

Please send Jed my way. He's very good looking. :)

Olivia said...

My daughter would love the mini quilt! You do a great job!
Thanks for the chance to win!
hamlin_r@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

The little man dolls are so cute and one of a kind but I have to say the doll quilt has me. I just can't resist the spa like colors!

thelittlegreenhouse said...

So cute! I would love either gift. I would probably choose Jed, although I would hate to make your babies cry. ;)

Wrongtree09 said...

Both are generous giveaways, but I'd go with the dolls, since my son has so few and my daughter so many.

Kerry said...

Jed, please! :)

Susan said...

Ahhh,, I love the little doll my son would probably enjoy it but, your kids seem to want to give him a good home so the sweet Quilt would suit us just fine.....

Thank you

susansisney@hotmail.com

Sarah or Semmy said...

If Jed could come to my I house, I would give him to a young boy who would love him, too. And if he is too hard to give up, then either of the others would do.

sarah in the woods said...

Doll quilt. Lovely! Thanks for the opportunity.

Sew Here We Are said...

Love them both...especially the doll quilt! Really Cute! Thanks for the chance at the give-away. Merry Christmas and Have a Blessed Day!

Spendlove said...

I love them both and would be happy with a surprise should I be lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance

Megan said...

Jed would be welcome in my home any day! I think he'd be a hit at the Morton Logger's Jubilee, too.

FlowerMomma said...

I love the funny guy, but I would choose the doll quilt! thanks!

RetroGirl said...

The little dolly quilt is so cute!

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Natasha said...

The man dolls are great but the quilt is my favorite!

Sarah said...

I love the doll quilt!!

Breanna S. said...

I love the doll quilt

Jingle said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Jed! Those dolls are super fantastic! Seriously. I'm in love. Just say'n.
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Mrs. Fix said...

Love the doll quilt. THanks for doing this giveaway!
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luke and pamela said...

jed is super cute! i'd live him for my son. i like his pants, too.

Rachel said...

I really love those dolls! Jed is just adorable. I'm completely enamored with him. :)

Judi A. said...

The quilt, definitely the quilt. I love the colors and the stated softness sounds so lovely.

StephanieS said...

I pick Jed for my son Oscar. Thank you so much for a chance to win him.

sarah said...

Oh it's a toss up little man would love the dolls but my diva would want the quilt:) decisions decisions.....quilt it is:) Both are awesome and thanks for the giveaway!

Kelly said...

I love your doll quilt. I have four girls and it would definitely get some use here.
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lalepop said...

I love Jed! But, I couldn't deprive your boys. And, my girls would love a precious quilt for their baby dolls. So, if I'm the lucky winner, I'll choose the quilt.

Thanks for the chance to enter!

ILuvBNaMom said...

I love the quilt. My daughter would put it to good use with all of her dolls! Thank you for the chance to win.

Urban Crunch said...

I would love to win that beautiful doll quilt!

Thanks for the giveaway.
Jaclyn

Trisha said...

Love the dolls. But I have a house full of dolls and not nearly enough quilts. Great job on both. Thanks for the giveaway.

♥Lola said...

I love Jed. All the dolls are really fun!

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Anonymous said...

I would love the boy doll for my 2yr old son! Thanks for offering. :) valsue14(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenny said...

I don't think I could ask for the doll after hearing how settled he is already! I love the doll quilt, though, and I'm sure it could be the inspiration for many Barbie slumber parties here.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Ginny said...

I'd love to win that doll quilt, so pretty!

tabitha said...

My daughter would LOVE LOVE LOVE that little doll quilt! Thanks!

Leigh said...

Oh, that's a riot. I do like Jed. I like guys in flannel.

acmcs said...

love that quilt! Thanks for the giveaway op!

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