11 November 2010

Giveaway :: Wee Wonderfuls

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When I was still
what I consider "new to blogging" something really cool happened. I found Hillary's blog Wee Wonderfuls. I saw that she published patterns that could be purchased through her online shop. I bought this one immediately and made an aviator bunny for my nephew. I loved buying a pattern from somebody that I felt like I "knew" and my love for supporting the handmade movement via blogging was born.

Hillary seems to be one of those girls who does a little bit of everything—my favorite kind of
blogger. Her blog is a mess of adorable pictures of her kids, vintage fabric prints, embroidery, and knitting, oh and witty writing. What's not to love? Z-cakes even has her very own doll from one of Hillary's patterns thanks to her Grandma G. She loves it. And I love that she loves it.

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But the thing that made me most excited, was when I learned that Hillary was publishing a book. And what a book it is. Flipping through this baby I pretty much crumpled into a puddle of adoration on the floor. I believe I also vowed to never buy another stuffed animal from a store ever again. A little over the top I know, but I tend to go overboard with my promises when I'm looking at craft books.

I want you to be able to flip through the pages of Hillary's new book too! And maybe even make some softies for the holidays!


The details:
Hillary is kindly offering her new book, Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love to a Narrating Life reader!



How to enter:
:: Check out Hillary's blog as well as her online shop. Have you seen her embroidery patterns?
:: Leave a comment on this blog post: Tell me about your favorite doll/toy that you had growing up.
:: Grab the Handmade Holiday button and post it on your blog/website. Please leave me an extra comment even if it is already there so that you get credit! (US shipping only)
:: Comments close on Sunday, November 14th at 10:00 PM MST. The winner will be announced on this post so be sure to check back to see if you've won!
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Congratulations April! Please email me to claim your Wee Wonderfuls book!



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37 comments:

Lisa said...

My mom made us homemade cabbage patch kids for christmas one year. I still have mine.

Lisa said...

I follow

Jocelyn said...

How cool is that!!! I had (actuall still have) a beat up teddy bear that I carried around everywhere! hhhmmm now I am wondering where I stashed him...

Hannah said...

Umm....I WANT this. It is on my Christmas wish list. So adorable!!

Thanks, Hillary and Mandy!

Bree said...

My favorite doll was "bunbun." I actually still have her packed away somewhere safe. She's a little white bunny that my dad gave me for my first Valentines day. I always loved her.

Hannah said...

Sporting your button.

michelle said...

This book is currently on my wish list! So darling.

michelle said...

I forgot to say that my mom made me a doll when I was little and then made us matching nightgowns for Christmas. I was totally smitten.

And I have your button on my sidebar.

paws said...

I think a foray into embroidery is right around the corner for me.

I had two favorite dolls. One was really special to me because my left it on my bed as a surprise. The other was a premie cabbage patch kid.

Have I mentioned that this is the best series ever? I especially like the links to other crafty blogs that are new to me.

paws said...

Still got that button. Handmade is best!

And with two little girls in my future, I definitely need that book...

Sarah said...

My favorite doll is named Kelli, after the daughter of one of my mom's friends. I got her for Christmas when I was 2 and would carry her around by the hair, so it's mostly missing and what's left sticks straight up. She's made of red terry cloth with a plastic head and hands with a white pom pom on each foot (well, end of the leg, there aren't any feet really). She has holes from where she got bit by a dog with a patch to cover them that looks like a bib. She traveled with me everywhere, and still sits on my bed (and I'm 26). She was a present from my next door neighbors who are like grandparents to me. Tomorrow I'm flying out to attend a memorial service for one of them, and I'm thinking I should bring Kelli with me. He was 93 and she is 94, and still lives next door to where I grew up.

April said...

Stop. Right now.

I need this!!! Didn't you just read on my blog how I wanted to find a handmade doll for Ella for Christmas?! It is her one Christmas gift and I am totally buying a pattern for these adorable dolls!

Winning the book would just be a bonus. :)

I don't know if it was my favorite, but I had a big Rainbow Bright doll and her Rainbow house that I loved to play with as a kid.

I also have my first doll. It is a little pink, cloth doll that my grandmother gave to me at birth. She passed away when I was little and I have since given it to my daughter. It holds great sentimental value for me.

I really wanted to make a doll for Ella, but I thought it might be too much for this holiday. Maybe it could be a reality with this pattern or she could always get it next year. :)

April said...

I have the button and I harmonize with Peggy in saying how much I love this series!!

It is really opening my eyes to a new world of possibilities that I didn't know were avaliable here in cyber-space.

Thank you!!

jt said...

I love this book,and Hillary as well. When I needed some help with my own doll-making projects I emailed Hillary and she was very prompt to reply and help! I have this book on my wish list and have checked it out from the library a few times...

jt said...

And my favorite doll for a while was a teddy bear that I named Pip. And I still have your button prominently featured on my blog.

Roxanne24 said...

My favorite dolly? I still have 40 years later...Rub a Dub dolly! I love these babies! When my daughter was born, I bought her a couple dolls like these, and they were so incredibly special....

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booharts said...

My Dolly that has been redressed many times now. My adult daughter has her and soon my greanddaughter will have her. I would love this book. Thanks, Boo
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Staci said...

My favorite doll was named Katie. She was made by my 5th grade teacher, and today she sits in a spot in my office where I see her all the time.

Laurel said...

My favorite toy was this little white (and later dingy gray) stuffed bear that I won in one of those claw toy grabbing machine thingies in Seaside, OR. I named him Furry, despite his obvious lack of fuzzy fur. He had a voice. He got blamed for things that went wrong around the house. Eventually my little cousin started blaming Furry for things too. Furry had to have surgery multiple times due to stuffing hemmorhaging, and eventually his glass eyes got all scratched up (and I told people he had cataracts), but I still loved him.

Binki said...

I had an stuffed elephant that I loved as a child. It was Babar's wife Celeste, I still have her today.

Jason & Makenna said...

Oh cabbage patch kids. Weren't they great? And my care bears were favs too.

Love this book! So fun to make as baby gifts or for my sweet neices...since I have boys...I need to get a little monster book and make them some adorable cuddle buddies.

urban craft said...

I had cabbage patch dolls, strawberry Shortcakes, even JEM!
Remember her? With the cartoon show and everything!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz4QRB25DSI

I think that was my favorite, she was bigger than Barbie so she couldn't wear Barbie clothes, but way more glamourous!
Also Monchichi, check out this commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3cNTl40VI

thanks for a rad giveaway!

darbie said...

I had a Red Fraggle doll that I loved.

darbiet(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberlee said...

My favorite doll growing up was a premie cabbage patch kid doll. Her little patch of hair smelt so good. :)

Kimberlee said...

My blog still gots your button.

JanetK said...

My favorite was a monkey that my mother stole/borrowed permanently from grandma's toy box because I loved it so much. I already bought a copy of this book, but my mom wants one for Christmas, so that would be so fun!

JanetK said...

I have your button! Thanks!

Paula said...

My favorite doll was also my first doll. I called her "Baba" which was probably the only word I knew at that time :)
Hillary's work is amazing; I've been reading Wee Wonderfuls for a long time now.
Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

debbientombstone said...

I wish I could remember my first doll, but I do remember that I had many Barbie dolls and my mother would sew hundreds of different outfits for her every Christmas. Thank you for the chance.

Joy said...

My favorite doll was handmade by my grandmother and I still have her safely tucked away! Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

Heidi said...

My favorite doll was a huge Raggedy Annie that I dragged around with me until I lost it when I was 4 or so. I have always had a soft spot for ragdolls since.. and i have 3 daughters who are "dolly" girls. Yay :)

Heidi said...

... and I posted your button on my new blog :)

Boss said...

I had a stuffed Cookie Monster. He had little rattles in his eyes, but I still liked my sister's Oscar the Grouch better.

Charlotte said...

My favorite toy was my teddy bear, Bear. (So creative, I know.) In fact, I still have him. And I may or may not have continued sleeping with him up until I got married.

Hillary's teddy bear would be much cuter, I'm sure. Bear's head is currently deciding whether or not it wants to stay attached.

Charlotte said...

Love the extra button entry!

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