Monday, April 9, 2012

Meltdown Monday Giveaway

Comments on this giveaway are now closed.

Good morning and happy Monday! How was your holiday weekend? We had such a great weekend, but, you know, I'm always relieved when a holiday passes so I can start on new projects and look ahead. I'm going to have a busy week. Many things I've been putting off I will get to and I can even feel a list coming on!
But to start things off I'm checking in here with a new giveaway. This week we're being joined yet again by Melissa, of Wild Faerie Caps. Maybe you've ran across her here before? One of her giveaways, perhaps, or maybe it was when I was showing off the weather and day of the week gnomes she made for us.
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But this week Melissa is here to show us what's new in her shop. So, Melissa, what's been happening since your last giveaway here?

In the past few months I have discovered an amazing love of doll making - Waldorf inspired dolls, to be precise. My shop languished while I indulged this new craft, though I've kept up with some custom orders of gnomes. While I do still enjoy making peg gnomes, sewing little dolls has been a really great change. When I'm not sewing, I'm knitting like a crazy person (that is, when my boys let me). My yarn stash has gotten out of control so I've been trying to tame it by using my most beautiful yarns for doll hair and longies. In the near future I hope to expand into spinning and dyeing my own yarns.
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Today Melissa is very generously offering one lucky reader the chance to win this beautiful mermaid doll in the last three photos above.
She's about 11 inches long. Her skin is a cotton blend and she's stuffed with wool. Her tail is crocheted pima cotton/modal. Her hair is an unknown fiber (linen, she thinks). Her top is hand dyed wool.

OK, so to enter leave me a comment. You can let me know how your Monday is going or, better yet, tell me how you beat the dreadful Meltdown Monday or just say hi.

For additional entries;
(leave a separate comment for each entry, if you don't, they count as one)
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I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday April 15th and announce here, on my blog. (Please, make sure I have a way to contact you!)

PS: If anyone is interested in participating in a Monday Meltdown giveaway, here on my blog, contact me here. Whether an item from your Etsy shop or just a little something you would like to give away to brighten someone's Monday, it's all good!

83 comments:

Steff said...

I just love this beautiful doll! The hair is amazing.
It is 5 am here in the pacific NW and I am getting up and ready for a long work day after a week off. Wish me luck, and thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I love the way the mermaid's hands are just begging to be embraced.

sarah said...

oooh beautiful giveaway!

rowanandoak.com said...

My daughter would be so excited to play with this doll! I beat monday meltdowns with a large pot of tea, a helpful mother-in-law who takes my daughter to the park, and lots of time outside with the toddler.

Joey said...

Happy Easter Monday!
This week's Monday doesn't seem so bad as it's a Gov't holiday in Canada. ;o)
This mermaid doll is lovely. I recently finished my first Waldorf doll and while I was making her swore I'd never make another. They are kind of like giving birth, you quickly forget and before you know it, you're on to the next one! ;o)
xoxo
~ joey ~

Tracey said...

I just adore the mermaid!
My Monday, the first day of spring break, has been doing the final paper work for my taxes; the good thing is they are now done! Knitting is going to take up the rest of my day!

Robin said...

Mady would love it! Hmmm... I got up late and have a list of stuff to do b/c I didn't do anything yesterday. :/ -- and that incl. sanding and sealing the bunny & lamb breakfast boards & sewing the bags for them.
So someone please kick my buns into gear. Please! lol.
Thanks for another lovely giveaway!
cokelush at gmail

Robin said...

Her etsy is in my favs. Thanks!
cokelush at gmail

Robin said...

Following you on fb.
Robin Phillips-Knotts. :)
Thanks! cokelush at gmail

ziezo said...

Happy Easter monday! Lovely (but cold) day in Germany. We took a long walk along the river and fields. . . great to see and feel spring again.

Lovely mermaid! Such a cutie!

Robin said...

Following Melissa's blog.
:)cokelush is my id. Thanks!
cokelush at gmail

Mihaela Froehlich said...

My daughter just started to get into mermaids... would love to gift her this. Our Monday is crazy this week as we are in the middle of the move and I am trying to pack and keep three little ones happy while my husband works.

La Chili said...

Oh, the dolls are so pretty!

Jessica said...

The dolls are beautiful.

Jessica said...

I shared on FB.

Jessica said...

I shared on Pintrest.

Jessica said...

I followed Melissa's blog.

Elisa said...

Cute mermaid, she's welcome to come swim in the new blue playsilk ocean we got for Easter. :)

Elisa said...

Added etsy shop to favorites. Got my eye on that gorgeous playmat!!

Elisa said...

Followed Melissa's blog.

woolandchocolate.com said...

Hi. :)

woolandchocolate.com said...

Liked you on Facebook.

woolandchocolate.com said...

Added her shop to my Etsy fave's.

woolandchocolate.com said...

I follow Melissa's blog. (have been following for some time. Love her!) :)

Su said...

Beautiful!

Su said...

Shared on Facebook

Su said...

I follow Melissa's blog

Su said...

Added her Esty shop to favorites

Su said...

I like This Cosy Life on Facebook, of course!

Tanya M said...

Thank you for another great giveaway!

Tanya M said...

I Like This Cosy Life on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I shared on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I follow Wild Faerie Caps blog via GFC.

Tanya M said...

I added her Esty shop to my favorites (I'm Tasik9 on Etsy)

Tanya M said...

I just blogged about this giveaway!
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu204/knitsational/20120326-101857.jpg

NaturalMommy said...

Love this doll! My two little homeschooling daughters would Love this! kingchic05@yahoo.com

hannahw said...

Oh, my little one would love a mermaid doll!

Terri Sue said...

my granddaughter would love this doll.

Terri Sue said...

i already have melissa's etsy shop favorited.

alphabeticals said...

Well it's not Monday anymore but I'm having a lovely day. Did my seedlings today and spent time with friends and hung up our tree swings!

MY daughter Paige loves mermaids so this would be lovely for her birthday

Betsy said...

We are mermaid crazy in this house, and we would cherish this dolly for sure! Can't wait to look through the shop, and follow blog.

Thanks,
Betsy

Betsy said...

I now follow her blog!

Betsy said...

favorite her shop, i already had some items from her shop in my faves, yay

Betsy said...

liked this cosy life on fb, easy to do

Betsy said...

I blogged it too:

http://treeposefamilyblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/tis-gift-to-be-simple-tis-gift-to-be.html

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Hello!!! It isn't Monday for me but thankfully today (thursday) is going well for me...I am exhausted though...I always feel tired in the afternoon though...and it is almost noon!

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I happily added her etsy shop to my favorites! katy010305

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I like This Cosy Life on facebook! Katy M. A.

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/190469149057744896

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Mama Ash Grove said...

oh my heavens, this is about the cutest thing ever!!

Kat of EmKatCreations said...

Good morning. What a lovely giveaway! I managed to swing by from http://etsygiveaways.blogspot.com and I wanted to also let you know that they have your link wrong.

I would very much like to be entered into this giveaway, the dolls are lovely!

EmKatCreations(at)gmail(dot)com

angelina said...

oh my goodness what beautiful dolls !!!! happy friday everyone..

angelina said...

i follow you melissa, x

Jenny said...

So pretty! My niece would love thus doll : )
jenniferleeday (at) gmail

oksana said...

Hi!

Amazing mermaid doll!!! My daughter will adore play with her! Crossing my fingers!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Tweeted:

https://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/190882184469561346

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Shared on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=331552123571463&id=100000966605964

(Oksana Vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following Melissa's blog via GFC (oksana)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I added Melissa Esty shop to my favorites! (oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I Like This Cosy Life on Facebook!

(Oksana Vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

fisiwoman said...

I love the giveaway, enter me please!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/190924898296807425

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Molly and Wayne said...

I love all your mermaid dolls. So adorable!
Mollyhill32@gmail.com

Hinterland Mama said...

Thought I would drop you a line to let you know I have shared this on my facebook page. Your creations are lovely ღ

www.facebook.com/HinterlandMama

Robin said...

My Monday wasn't too bad; just stay up too late looking in Etsy shops and entering giveaways. Great giveaway; very cool doll
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/191047928691953664
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Robin said...

fb post
https://www.facebook.com/robinscott4/posts/292404467502788

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Robin said...

"hearted" her on etsy as robinlscott

robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

like you on fb as Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Something lubely said...

Love the mermaid doll and I love Mondays - always a fresh start to a new week!

Loui said...

My Daughter has a real love for all things mermaid at the moment.. I am sure she'd make a lovely little home in her heart for this dear doll. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a treasure! x

Loui said...

Thanks again, I've liked you face book :-)

Loui said...

I've also favourited her easy shop.. I LOVE those peg gnomes... Very inspiring x

Glo said...

I love this mermaid!
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Glo said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/FataAzzurra/status/191142336670081026

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sofen said...

I would love to win it, my daughter saw it and asked if I would make her one, but much better to win it!

jachelno@gmail.com

MamaHunfy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

hun423 at hotmail.com

MamaHunfy said...

tweet!
https://twitter.com/#!/MamaHunfy/status/191361152440217600

hun423 at hotmail.com

MamaHunfy said...

I added to my etsy faves!! (etsy name is hunfy)

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Aimee said...

Super cute Dollie!

MamaHunfy said...

I Like This Cosy Life on Facebook as Vashti McMurray

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TopHat said...

On my Monday, both my kids took naps! It was a Monday Miracle!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Patti Liedy said...

I love the mermaid - my youngest was named after a mermaid myth