Sunday, February 22, 2009

an easter giveaway

i have finished my school work, so i have come to play with you. before i start, here is a little pic of claudia back to normal... her new nick name is humpty :)yes that is playdoh and her hands are covered in it too!
now as promised i have put together an easter themed giveaway. i have been working on an easter decoration and have come up with three prototypes. each one has its good and bad points. the chicken egg was stitched using the sewing machine and i was not happy with the effect.
i just love this little fella but i would improve the shape of the egg and hand sew it if you choose him.
'tweet dreams'
the rabbit egg is lovely but the egg shape was a bit wonky on one side
this is sweet too but one side of the egg was not as round as i would have liked it, so if you choose this one i will improve the egg.
mmmmmm chocolate!
and the sheep egg is a perfect shape but his thread colour is a bit too dark.
i am most happy with this egg shape which measures about 15cm in length and about 11cm across (plus 10cm of ribbon)
although he is cute i will use a lighter coloured thread.
each is backed with the same dotty fabric which just reminds me of coloured easter eggs.
so your job will be to pick which character you wish to have and i will make it for you and add it with the rest of the goodies.
i guess i should show you what you could win...
here is your loot should you win (minus the tin, that is for display purposes only)
a cute little toy to hang in a spot set aside for your easter display.
a sweet little chic all dressed up in frills and some shrink wrap easter egg magic. you put it around your eggs and then put into simmering water. the shrink wrap adheres to the shape of the egg! ( i havent tried it but it sounds fantastic)
an assortment of real chocolate eggs and decorations.
and of course your choice of a hand made easter egg made with love by me, you just have to choose which one... chicken, rabbit or sheep.
sorry about the photo quality but i just had to post this tonight so that you have a whole week to leave a comment and have the chance to win this fun little prize. i will choose one lucky winner on sunday the 1st of March!
this is open to everyone, even those who do not have a blog, just leave a comment and a way to contact you.
enjoy your week... i am off to post on my other blog, if you hadnt noticed i have had my first sale on etsy! i will tell you all about it there.
mmwwaaahh rosey


bekimarie said...

What a lovely giveaway!
I do think though if anyone with children wins they won't get a look in lol!

OH means other half, we're not married and I think boyfriend sounds too young for a 38 year old woman and partner never seems to roll off my tongue properly.
Take care
Big ((hugs))
Beki xxx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Rosey, Rosey, Rosey!! You have GOT to stop telling us what you think is wrong with your lovely hand made goodies!! You just describe imperfect items as 'rustic' or 'prim' & leave it at that! :0)Love all of your little eggies, especially the sheep, but I wouldn't change his/her stitching - I like the contrast between black and white. Wish I had your email to give you a tip on helping you get both sides of your eggies equal!! Speaking of eggies - "Humpty" is a cute nick name for Claudia!! Good that you can giggle after the scare - have a fabulos week! BIG Bear Hugs! KRIS

quitecontrary1977 said...

I agree with Kris,I want handmade goodies to look handmade! I love the pink bunny. Beautiful handiwork. I'm in the U.S., but if you'd be willing to ship it that far, please enter me!!!

ikkinlala said...

Cute decorations! If Canadians may enter, I'd love a chance to win the sheep.

Hollypop's said...

Great giveaway Rosey, do count me in. I love your eggs, I think all 3 are very cute indeed.
Take care.

Bunny said...

Awwwww, those are adorable, Rosey! Don't change a thing about them, they are so perfect.

Claudia, oh you blue-eyed angel! I'm so glad to know you're feeling much better. Don't scare us like that! :P

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

You really amaze me with your unique ideas you come up with and the fact you do it all with kids!!
I amm really finding it hard to get my crafting mojo back at the moment.
But that goodie basket must have my name on it I reckon???
So please pop my name in the hat!

our shabby cottage said...

Hi Rosey, congratulations on your Etsy sale - it is exciting isn't it! I love the little eggs you have made - I especially love the little sheep, but the chick and the bunny are just as cute! Don't be too fussy about the shapes etc...that adds to the charm and the handmade-ness of them! Your giveaway goodies look wonderful - fingers crossed!

Agapanthus said...

I thought playdoh was supposed to be super salty to deter children from eating it... she must take after her aunty... salt fiend. I would love to win your Easter give away, and if I do, I can't decide because they are all lovely so I would like Care Bear, Pussicatti and Cherry Liqueur to decide for me. Of course, if you had an Easter Cow I'd be obliged to say the cow, but as it is, my chickens should decide for me. Love you all. Xxx

clare said...

Pick me please !It all looks so good and I would love one your handmade things .
clares craftroom

Kerryanne English said...

Ahh Rosey.... I love your new designs and especially because they are not perfect. That is what makes them so adorable.

Mistakes are what makes you grow and advance with your design work. You practice, make changes, develop an idea and often find easier ways of doing things - that's the fun of crafting. I agree with Kris - embrace what you do and accept little inperfections as an enhancement to your design.

babalisme said...

mmm... I agree about the thread being to dark.. I think it'll be cuter to pick from the same shades, real close, to the fabric animal's color..

I think you are under appreciating yourself, there.. I love reading through everyone's trial and error (making me believe I actually read a human being's blog) but sometimes you just have to be proud with your creations. They are not as bad as you think.

Love them all!

Nata_says_so said...

Lol oh my goodness, Claudia should be a cartoon character in a children's book or a television show. "The Adventures of Hammy" or some such. She is the most entertaining little girl I've met.

Kiss Noises said...

Rosey, you are such a superstar....even if you did break the rule about not pointing out the 'flaws' in your creations!!!
I adore all of them, really truly I do but the little sheep is my favourite....baaaaa baaaa.
Congratulations on your etsy sale...the world is your Oyster!!( I hate seafood but I know you love them so you can live in an oyster world)...rambling....speak to you soon, kiss noises Linda

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

I forgot to say even covered in play doh Claudia is gorgeous..those eyes!!!
I started doing Mary Monday...the misadventures of child number three.....I think you should do that too!!! Why is it number three has so much fun and gets into so much mischief??
Kiss Noises Linda

Kimberly said...

Gah, that child is gorgeous! With her blue eyes and those blond curls...

What a lovely giveaway! I love your easter egg softies!

urban craft said...

Great stuff. I am in , please. Thank you!

Debbe said...

Hi Rosie,
everything looks have a wonderful imagination to come up with such cute things. If it's not too late and the USA isn't too far away...I would love to join for a chance.

barb's creations said...

I agree with the others.Imperfections are what make your creations unique like no one elses.So revel in it not disect it.Would love the bunny egg If I'm lucky enough to win.Keep up the lovely work.Barb

Mistea said...

How very cute all of your creations are! thanks for your generosity. Someone sent me here and this is the first time have been so I took a good look around. Congratulations on your etsy adventure..wishing you well over there.

FruteJuce said...

They are really sweet.