Saturday, June 12, 2010

Give-Away!!

 











Hello there!  How would a give-away sound!  I'm going to attempt my first one, and if it goes well, I have more goodies to share with you in the future.  This give-away will consist of a dear little needlebook, handmade by me and embroidered with a cross-looking donkey and a matching pincushion.  The pins and needles of course are not included ;).  If you'd be interested in adding these handy items to your sewing basket, please leave a comment and I'll draw a name on Thursday, June 17 for the winner.  Good luck!





This Little Lady is Sienna.  I decided to play around with some yarn I had on hand, and after what seemed like HOURS of separating each strand, I came up with this interesting look.  By the end of the evening, I was ready to pull my own hair out and jump for joy at the same time!  I love the wispy, fly-away look, but it's very fragile and definitely should not be handled to much.  For her day dress, I shirred and beaded the bodice and then added ruffle sleeves.  She's waiting patiently for her guests to arrive for the garden tea party.  Available in my etsy shop.























I'm still working on my art doll.  I had some lovely auburn wefted mohair that I stitched onto her head.  The fabric beneath her will be used for part/all of her oufit, not sure just yet.  After many attempts and much tweaking of the pattern, I think I'm finally happy with her shape.  Can't wait to see what she's going to want to be.....

Please don't forget to leave a comment, and best of luck!


14 comments:

  1. HI SHELLY
    MY NAME IS PATRICIA FROM U.S. ARKANSAS I FOUND YOUR WEBSITE ABOUT 2 WEEKS A GO. AND I HAVE BEEN IN A DAZE SENCE THEN. THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE. I CAN'T BELEAVE MY EYES, YOUR WORK IS TOTALLY AWESOME.THANX FOR SHARING YOUR WORK. I WILL KEEP CHECKING BACK JUST TO SEE WHAT IS UP WITH YOU AND ALL YOUR BABYS.I WOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE SOMETHING YOU MADE.I WOULD CHERISH IT FOR YEARS TO COME. THANX FOR YOUR TIME.HUG FROM PATRICIA TO SHELLY

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  2. THIS PATRICIA FROM ARKANSAS AGAIN. DID I MESS UP ON YOUR NAME IS IT SHELLY OR IS GINGERMELON YOUR WEB NAME. I AM TRUELY SORRY IF I MESSED UP YOUR NAME. PLEASE FORGIVE ME. HUG TO YOU AGAIN FROM PATRICIA.

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  3. Oh! I love sewing goodies! I am in dire need of a needlebook, yet I never seem to get around to making one (it has been on my to-do list for 2 YEARS!).

    Sienna is GORGEOUS! Even though its fragile, the hair is so worth it. I love the wispy look.

    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  4. Hello there!
    Your giveaway is positively precious~it would make a lovely addition to my sewing goodies!

    Sienna is beautiful...love her hair!

    XOXOLaurie Anne

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  5. Hi Shelly
    Your dolls are absolutely delightful... I came to your blog because Patricia up top mentioned she'd found me, via you! I recognise you from Flickr... but I have got terribly lost with keeping up with folk!
    I would love to enter your first giveaway! I don't have a needle case or pin cusion, and now I don't think I can live without them... do you sell them also? such a cute little donkey :O)

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  6. Dear Shelly, I´m sure the giveaway is going to be a HUGE success!
    I love the pincushion (I don´t have any) and I´m very excited to participate!
    Sienna is lovely, her hair is wonderful.

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  7. Hello, I've come from a far away land called Flickr... and I just wanted to say that I think this pincushion and needlebook are beautiful!!! :) I love the donkey's face. I just want to hug him until his frown turns upside down. I hope I win! Thank you for giving us the chance at a giveaway on your blog! I'm off to read more of your entries :D Take care!

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  8. Shelly, your Sienna is so precious; the hair turned out wonderfully, and I LOVE the dress! It looks like a little smocked sundress that Grandmothers spend hours making for their Granddaughters :-)

    How generous to have a give-a-way; what fun!

    Beth

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  9. Hi Shelly,
    I love your dolls and bears!Of course, you have probably realized that. lol! I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations in the future, especially your new store. The give a way present is so adorable and would be so cute and handy in my sewing area.
    take care,
    Lisa

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  10. Dear Shelly,

    Your dolls are just beautiful, so very dainty. Thank you for the chance to win some of your beautiful work.

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  11. Shelly, your dolls are so so special! I'd love to get one that looks like my dd one day. Dark hair & tan! Pick me, I NEED one of these pin cushions :) xo
    Tammara

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  12. Ok first off ur work rocks out!!!!! Love love love pincushion n needlebook if I won would cherish 4ever!! Thank u for offering this!
    Stitch ON Grrl

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  13. I love your new doll with wispy hair, she is a little bit boho-grunge-hippyish, I like that! Gorgeous fresh embroidery on the give away x

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  14. Sienna's hair is just beautiful, isn't it a pity some looks take so long to achieve? I love her dress, it's very stylish.

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Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading what you have to say!