Hello! I'm glad you've found my blog via the Sew, Mama, Sew give-a-way. I'll just get right on down to the nitty gritty - what I'm giving away! I'm giving away one of my handmade button-eyed dolls!
This dainty gal's name is Frances. She's an heirloom-quality button-eyed fabric doll with a funky flowered design on her dress, green striped legs, brown hair and brown eyes. She was machine and hand sewn. She's made out of cotton and muslin fabric. She has a "zipper" down the back of her dress which is where I stitched her together and a cloth tag that features my Etsy shop's name and address. She was made in my pet-free, smoke-free home. She stands 14 inches tall and her arm span is 8.5 inches. The bottom of her dress measures 5.5 inches wide. She's filled with soft fluff and is super soft and flexible, yet durable. She's washable too! Because of her plastic button eyes she's better suited for children that are 3 years and up. She's perfect for hugging, loving and carrying around on various adventures. Frances is actually the last plastic button-eyed doll I have! I've sold my entire stock of dolls and I'm not sure if I'll be making any more.
Here's how to enter!
Leave a comment on this post. Please make sure to leave your email address so that if you win I can contact you. AND! Answer this question: if you are a sewer, what is the first thing you remember sewing? If you do not sew, but are the creative type, what's the first thing you remember making?
Personally, I was quite handy at whipping up elastic ponytail scrunchies at a young age. I started making them when I was about 14 and I remember the first few times I made them my mom had to help to re-thread the needle and refill the bobbin. It wasn't too long before I figured out the machine and was cranking out those badboys left and right. I thought I was pretty darn cool being able to make my own hair accessories.
This give-a-way will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, May 25. I'll pick the winner Friday night via a random number generator and contact the winner via email and I'll put a post up here announcing who won. I will ship internationally!
Go to Sew, Mama, Sew to enter more give-a-ways! There are some awesome crafters and sewers who are giving away some fantastic items!
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If you want additional entries in the give-a-way, do any or all of these things:
I have an Etsy shop but currently stock is a bit low. But, I'd love to connect with you! Heart my shop! Be sure to leave another comment here so that I know you did that. (If you already heart my shop, tell me that for an entry!)
I have a Facebook page for my shop also! Go there and like it! Be sure to leave another comment here so that I know you did. (If you already like my shop, tell me that for an entry!)
Best of luck!
Want to learn more?
I started making dolls when my two girls were younger. I wanted to make a simple vintage-looking doll that was also durable. I love buttons, too so I decided that my dolls would have button eyes. I have had quite a good time making many, many dolls. No two dolls that I've made have ever been identical. I had good success selling them at craft shows and in my Etsy shop too. For one craft show I had an assembly line going - I made 60 dolls! I have had a blast making them for friends and family too over the years.
|My dollies at a craft show!|
But then, I kind of got tired of the dolls. I had a few custom orders to make and I found myself getting mad at the dolls and at having to make them and stuff them, blaaaaah - I wasn't enjoying it at all. So, I stopped. I haven't made a doll in almost a year. Sometimes, I do miss them. I may start making them again, but I'm not sure ... I have announced that I've officially "retired" the design but that's not to say it can't come out of retirement! I haven't been making much of anything lately because life has been so darn busy, but I have dabbled in a few other things: I've gotten into quilting and I've jumped into carving linocut blocks and have had fun making pillows and tea towels out of my designs.
Well, that's about it in a nutshell! If you've read this far into this post - well hey, you get another entry in the give-a-way! Tell me what you make! Have you ever gotten tired of something that you've made a lot of? Did you get out of that rut? If so, how?
Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck in the give-a-way!