Monday, May 23, 2011

May Giveaway Day!




It's finally May Giveaway Day!
I worked long and hard on my giveaway prize. I tried some new techniques and I used two fabric combinations that I'd been saving in my back pocket for a while.





An elephant! With a trunk and ears and blue flowers all over it. She's about a foot tall and VERY soft and plushy. I loved the gray plaid with the yellow floral print the second I saw it together in the discount bin at my local fabric store. When I thought of the elephant, I knew it would be perfect.

I wanted to create an animal with a sectioned body to give it more personality. For reference, I turned to the only stuffed animal I own that I didn't create - Patches, a silly bear I've had since I was a baby. He looks pretty worn now but I remember when he was brand new. His nose has had to be stitched on again and my mom likes to tell the story of when I took him in the bath with me. Patches has been very well-loved. The stuffing has settled and uneven in some places and he's more like a pillow now than a doll and I love that about him.

So this elephant is brand new, created just for a lucky winner - but it's also very well-loved. She can sit up on her own but has floppy ears and arms/legs. She goes perfectly on a shelf but also fits nicely in the crook of a tiny little arm. As soon as I finished her, she felt like an old friend. Instead of passing along to you a friend to break in, I thought I'd share one that felt like it had experience being a special companion.

All you have to do is comment below between today, May 23rd, and Wednesday, May 25th, telling me what you would name your new old friend. Please leave me an email address or a way to contact you if you win in your comment! The winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 26th. I will ship to international participants as well.

The giveaway ends on May 25th.


I can't wait to see what names you all come up with!

55 comments:

  1. i would probably name her something old but cute! mandicoulter@gmail.com

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  2. Why her name would be "Rosy P.Laid" of course!
    gknee-d(@)comcast(dot)net

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  3. For some reason Eloise comes to mind so Eloise it is!

    316ramirez@gmail.com
    Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win! :)

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  4. My daughter says, "Snuffy" She is too cute!
    andimcgreen@yahoo.co.uk

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  5. I'd let my godson name her---but I might suggest Elphaba ("Elphie" for short) like the character in Wicked!
    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. My little cousin would love this cute elephant!
    I'd call him Elijah the Elephant :)

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com :)

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  7. The little one says 'Olivia'. She's the boss, so Olivia it is. :P Thank you for having this giveaway. :)

    noca0603 at gmail dot com

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  8. I would name it Alyson. After my bestfriend/cousin who passed away when were eight.

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  9. If this little treasure happened to end up in our home, I would let Lyssie do the name choosing so I'm guessing the name would be something like "mabadabmduhoh" because those are all the sounds she knows right now.

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  10. cute little elephant...thanks for the chance.

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  11. Oliver would be a cute name!

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  12. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I'd name him Elmer.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. So cute and beautiful. I love elephants.
    But as to name...
    Hmmmmm.
    I think I'd name him Holden. After Holden Caulfield, alltime favorite book character.

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  14. What a cute elephant! I think Plower (combo of plaid and flowers). A lucky elephant too, with a raised trunk! Thanks for this chance to win.

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  15. My 5 year old has named her Trunky and my 2 year old has named her Elephant Flower. So there ya go! :)

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  16. You have some gorgeous things in your shop!
    I think with a face like that it would have to be Flora. :-)

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  17. So adorable! Your shop is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hayley.oliver3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. So cute! She'd be perfect in my nursery. I'd have to say Rosie because I'm listening to Water for Elephants on audio. Or I'd go with something like Ella.
    Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

    Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. How cute! My 2 year old loves elephants or "effalins" as she calls them. :) she would mane it Zeedee I'm sure, that is what she names all her dolls right now, lol! thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  20. I would name her Esmerelda, because it is my favorite "ole-fashioned" name, and the name I often blog by.
    Good luck with your giveaway! Dana

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  21. Baxter -
    Great giveaway and such talent - you should be proud! Thanks bunches!

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  22. My 5mth old son would adore her. I think we'd name her Mouse!

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  23. I'd name her Olivia and then send her to my SIL who is pregnant with the very first grandbaby on my husband's side of the family. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely stuffed animal.

    :) Sheila
    smb1012@gmail.com

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  24. Oh, she's adorable. :) I'm not sure what she'd be named if she came to live at our house. It would be the three-year-old's choice and the jury is currently out... Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day and for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

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  25. if i won, i'd have you send it to my friend who just had a baby and doing an elephant theme....she'd name it ellie after her girl!

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  26. I believe I would name her Helga if I won her. She is gorgeous.

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  27. Oh Hun... my heart is singing... I am collecting handmade toys (even better when they use reclaimed materials woohoo) for my 2yo daughter for when she goes to hospital. Handmade all the way in this family and your absolutely whole heartily made with kisses elephant would be named 'Elephante' as all our handmade toys have the Spanish name for the animal... I am so excited. Do you have a store? lol... just a back up plan...hehehe

    I also think this is the longest comment I have ever left in blog land.

    xo Steph

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  28. Wow! Wish I could sew as good as you! I think he looks like a Wilbur.

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  29. It doesn't exactly match her flowers but she would be Delphinium because of her lovely blues. Thanks, she is wonderful.

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  30. My 3yo so LOVES elephants - and he says "Flump Flump" is the name!

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  31. This is Elwyn! And I love him!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  32. A family I know lost a baby girl today, and I've been thinking of her name, avary, all day.

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  33. When I was a little girl, I had a plush elephant named Berlioz... So maybe, this one could be named Litsz ?!

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  34. I would name her Eleanor. She is adorable.

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  35. I would name him Picaso. We have an "elephant" painting (mostly just squiggles, painted by the elephant) so everytime I think of Elephants, I think of elephants painting!

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  36. I would name her Bessie! So cute :)

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  37. I think I would go with Trumpet

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  38. Rowena. She would be named Rowena :)

    Very cute, by the way!

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  39. His name would be Balston, so cute!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize!

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  40. we woudl name him "appu"

    thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I would love to win "him"(blue) for my baby daughter this coming august :D
    I will named him CoCo

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  42. Rosie, for the blue roses in the fabric! Great work, and thanks for sharing!

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  43. Aren't you clever putting the rose print in just the right place to be an eye for "Elle". I'll bet she feels really nice to hold too. I think your little treasure is adorable.

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  44. I'd call my elephant friend "EARS"

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  45. I would name her Eleni
    Thank you for the great giveaway.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

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  46. My 3 yr old son opted for the name Doug :)

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  47. I think Ella would be a great name!

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  48. cute elephant, i would name it patches.

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  49. I may be to late but I would name her Miss Penny. Sounds good for her.

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