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Monday, April 16, 2012

Meltdown Monday Giveaway

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Today I'd like to introduce you to Karen, who stocks her shop Little Wool full of sweet, wool treasures. I am especially fond of her little animals, hand sewn from wool felt. Let's get to know her a little better.
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Tell us a little about yourself so we can get to know the person behind the work.

I find it a difficult thing to sum myself up in a few words because I truly believe that I am still very much a work in progress. My focus in the now revolves around my three girls who are all in various stages of becoming the women they will be. During the quiet moments I find myself making things for them, my partner, myself and our home.

What inspires your creations?

My inspiration comes from the natural world. I enjoy creating things that highlight the world around us...whether it be the changing of the seasons, or the wonderful gifts of trees, sticks, animals and stones it brings forth. Many of our homeschooling days are spent wandering around the wilder spaces in our city and countryside and gathering supplies.

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How do you balance 'making' with mothering?

As my girls get older I am finding that there is more time for me to create with the purpose of "stocking my shelves" so to speak. Most of my LittleWool creating still happens at night once the house is quiet(er). I also find that nothing passes the time while waiting up for my teenagers like needlecraft - needlefelting brings about particular satisfaction ;-).
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This week Karen is offering the set above, Mama and Baby Sheep.
This Mama and baby sheep set is one of my absolute favorite toys to create. I was so excited after I created my first one, that I knew my creating journey was just beginning. I hand sew the sheep using linen thread, vintage wool blankets or sweaters and wool batting as the stuffing. Then I needlefelt wool locks onto the body of the sheep.

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.

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I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday April 22nd and announce here, on my blog. (Please, make sure I have a way to contact you!) This giveaway is open worldwide.

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!

92 comments:

sugarmommaless said...

This Monday was awesome because I went for a 3 hour walk with my babe and we didn't get rained on. She's teething quite traumatically right now and the motion puts her at ease. So, yay for a Monday of surviving teething!

NGS said...

I went to the dentist. That wasn't the most exciting thing in the world, but the hygienist complimented me on my home care, so I feel like I got a win in the world today!

cedarringmama said...

Well, my barn roof is falling off the barn due to wind damage the week after my husband finally agreed to buy me a cow, and my daughter has a fever- there is always something to fret about if one chooses to. I choose not to! The cow will come next year, my daughter will be loved and rocked a lot. Super cute sheepies... shared on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Mama.Becca?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Cedar-Ring-Circle-Waldorf-Buying-Co-op-Store/132737980116551. Thanks for the chance!

Robin said...

the sheep are adorable! Today I managed to get most of a dress cut out for M... I have such trouble choosing fabrics. lol. Maybe I'll get part of it sewn tomorrow even.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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TopHat said...

My Monday involved me getting a sunburn, but we were outside at least! The kids needed that

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Romi said...

I beat the dreadful monday meltdown! Tuesday was more of a meltdown day for me! ): But Monday was nice. Relaxing!

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The Zoo said...

My husband is away on business for a few days and I survived the whole day with my kids without him. I hope that this is open to Canadians (if it states eligibility I couldn't find it, totally possible given my above statement, smile).

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The Zoo said...

i shared on fb
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The Zoo said...

I follow Karen via GFC (JourneysofTheZoo).

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The Zoo said...

I added her Etsy shop (JourneysofTheZoo).

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The Zoo said...

I like you on FB (JourneysofTheZoo).

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I also follow you via GFC (Journeysof TheZoo) and would appreciate a follow back.

Stephanie said...

My monday is going great now that I ran across this giveaway! I love this set. This would be so sweet on my little Gwen's bookshelf. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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Stephanie said...

I liked on FB!

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Lillea said...

My Monday was productive. I decided to get a new front door and I ordered something finally and got some ideas about what colour to paint it.

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Lillea said...

https://twitter.com/#!/LilleaRaychel/status/192129572664381440


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cathyinhawaii said...

spent the day at the beach, waves were too big so we made a monster truck track near the break, a mountain of sand with a tunnel and a road going on top and around... great fun til the meltdown around 1, strangers helped me get jasper to the car (he's three, screamed "carry me, i cant walk, im too tired I love the beach") then a peaceful ride home while he napped. Going to bed he said it was his best day ever, next to his party day...

Dovile said...

Hi,
my Monday was cold and wet, it was raining all day over here.

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Dovile said...

GFC follower (Dovile) of Karen's blog

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Dovile said...

added her Etsy shop to my favoites (dova113)

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gibberish said...

I love the 'wool locks' on your sheep - they remind me of a vacation we took to Scotland & all of the sheep we saw there. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Hurrundi said...

They are precious!!
:))

DESPINA
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Hurrundi said...

I added the shop to my Etsy faves as DESPINA VNT

DESPINA
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Natalie said...

Love these gorgeous sheep!

Hurrundi said...

I Like This Cosy Life on Facebook, as Despina Vnt

DESPINA
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Natalie said...

followed Karen's blog

Hurrundi said...

I Follow Karen's blog via GFC as deb_oro


DESPINA
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Natalie said...

mentioned on my facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/thelittlegnomeshome

a lover of fiber said...

meltdown mondays, eh? i spend them being kind to myself - whether that means a tea and a book at my local coffee shop, a yoga session at home or some crafting - that's the best way to combat those manic mondays.

karen's sheep are wonderful! and to think i have the pleasure of working (occassionally) with such an incredibly talented, sweet, and down to earth woman!

Natalie said...

added to my etsy favourites
thanks for the lovely giveaway :) x

Elizabeth said...

Those sheep are adorable.

Elizabeth said...

I already love you on FB. LOL

gkuroda said...

hi!
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gkuroda said...

hearted you on etsy
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Meg S said...

My Monday was not bad! Watched Mad Men with some friends which is always fun :)

Justin and Emily said...

The weather in Virginia was gorgeous - making for a pretty wonderful Monday! Love the sheep!

NaturalMommy said...

Beautiful Hand felted goods! Love the Mama and Baby sheep!

Sarah said...

hi, great giveaway!

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Lindsey said...

hi. i hope i win! so cute. :)

AmbreRose said...

I usually don't get the monday blues, mine usually happen around wednesday. And that's when I get a sonic drink and be happy. ambrerose at[aol] dot[com]

Grace said...

Actually my Monday went pretty good :) I actually don't really prefer Saturdays (I work on Saturdays)

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Grace said...

I now follow her blog :)

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Grace said...

I hearted her shop on etsy (HomespunHandmaiden)

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Maegan Morin said...

My monday went great! Today however not so much. My daughter got her 1 year immunizations and was rocking a fever all day :( not fun!

Maegan Morin said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/zaira_faith/status/192493289268723712

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Maegan Morin said...

I shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=317051425028208&id=100002725914388

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Maegan Morin said...

I follow Karen's blog on GFC (same name)

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Maegan Morin said...

I heart her shop on etsy (id: megnate)

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Tanya said...

Spent yesterday (Monday) driving with my husband across Nebraska and into Wyoming. I get to hang out with him while he drives truck for a few weeks, while our almost 2 yr old son gets to visit with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunties, and cousins in WI. I miss him dearly, but I know he is having a blast, as are the rest of the crew!

Nicole said...

I spent monday working on some new items for my etsy shop. Monday is one of my most productive days!
My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
-Nicole
Knit, Nicole, Knit!

Nicole said...

I liked the etsy shop
My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
-Nicole
Knit, Nicole, Knit!

Melissa C. said...

These sheep are super sweet... I beat the Monday Meltdown by being too busy to think about it!

Tanya M said...

What beauties!!! LOVE them!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Tanya M said...

I just shared on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I just blogged about this giveaway.
http://tasik77.livejournal.com/27732.html

Tanya M said...

I now follow Karen's blog with GFC.

Tanya M said...

I added Karen's Etsy shop to my favorites (as Tasik9 on Etsy)

Tanya M said...

I Like This Cosy Life on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

marybelle said...

Hi, it's looking pretty good & love all these.

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marybelle said...

Added Etsy Shop to favorites.

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marybelle said...

LIKE This Cosy Shop on FB: Mary Preston

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marybelle said...

Follow Karen's Blog: Mary Preston

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piukina said...

I have no advice on how to beat the crisis on Monday, unfortunately .. but participate with pleasure ^^

GFC Francesca Scirpoli

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piukina said...

shared on fb https://www.facebook.com/CenerentolaInnamorataDelMaso/posts/358817660831355

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piukina said...

followed SHEEPISH on GFC Francesca Scirpoli

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piukina said...

liked on fb alias Francesca Loveredhair

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Devon said...

oh my!! i would love these!!! my friday isn't going so hot. my 15 month old was up at 3am (crying) & finally got her to sleep 5 hrs later--on my lap! its been a rough AM!

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Devon said...

i shared on FB (Devon Johnston)

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Devon said...

i LIKE 'this cosy life' on FB (Devon Johnston)

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Ľubaša said...

These are cute creations and I would like to win them. My friend has a sheep farm so I love those animals. Thanks
Lubka
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Ľubaša said...

I tweeted
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Ľubaša said...

I shared this on Facebook
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Ľubaša said...

I Follow Karen's blog
Lubaska
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Ľubaša said...

I added her Etsy shop to my favorites
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Ľubaša said...

I Like This Cosy Life on Facebook
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hofken said...

Just found out I'm gonna be a grandma! Would love this for "Peanut"

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hofken said...

Tweeted
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hofken said...

Shared on Facebook
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hofken said...

I follow Karen's blog via GFC - Cynthia.Richardson

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hofken said...

I added her shop to my Etsy favorites - Hofken

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hofken said...

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Bee W Bedard said...

thanks for the giveaway - they are adorable
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Bee W Bedard said...

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Bee W Bedard said...

http://www.facebook.com/brenda.witherspoonbedard/posts/291044554310629
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Bee W Bedard said...

Following Karen's blog
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Bee W Bedard said...

Added her Etsy shop to my favorites
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Bee W Bedard said...

Liked This Cosy Life on Facebook
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