Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blogiversary Give-a-way! Raggedies! June 5

I'm hosting my first give-a-way! June 5, 2008 is the date my blog first posted, so therefore, June 5 of this year will make one full year of blogging, everyday. It's my blogiversary! It's been wonderful to write to 'the world' over this past year, I've made some lovely friends and learned so much from them. The cyber-world is a definate connection to people otherwise would of never met!

I'm planning some different post for the week leading up to June 5 th (Friday), I want to review the projects I accomplished over this year, set some goals for the upcoming year and may! beee my blog will interview me! (thanks! Tina)! What else, I'm not sure but I'm betting it won't be of the usual postings, crafts/family.

My give-a-way is this adorable set of Ann and Andy, which I made in 1996 and are marked such:
Stitch by stitch;

Thread by thread;

I've sewn this together

with lots of love.






Signed: Dawn 1996





Each doll is 18 inches and really...not a play doll, they are more of a display doll. More information can be read here.
And since I'm currently working on a red work project, I decided to whip up this little beauty of a pillow. It's 12' x 12', sashed with complimentary Raggedy material, and flanked with eyelet lace. It's cute! This pillow would be a great eye catcher in any home, who wouldn't love Ann and Andy dancing together on their couch or bed!?
Handwritten signature and date, in lower right corner, on back of pillow.


I'll have this badge on my sidebar, clicking on it will lead readers to this post. If you would like to be entered into my give-a-way, comment on this post! If you would like to be entered twice please feel free to use my badge/ link for your blog, just let me know you have done so. I'll put all the names in a bag and draw on on June 5 th. So, please remember to check back! I'll need addresses! Oh, so many people I'll want to have these! My mother and sister are exempt from this contest, just cause....they've know me all my life and can get this stuff anytime!
Have fun! C&G Design



25 comments:

tina said...

Congrats on your upcoming Blogiversary! A big deal in any blogger's life for sure. Feel free to use any of my ideas, they are free. I can't believe you'll part with such an heirloom! The lucky commenter who gets it will be gifted for sure.

Kathleen said...

I am so excited for you, Dawn! A whole year....wow. How sweet of you to have a give-away, and what wonderful gifts you have. I am also looking forward to your review of the past year, and your goals for the upcoming year...maybe it will help me to set some new goals of my own. I will be posting your badge on my blog. Good luck to all the participants...(love the pillow) Hugs, Kathleen

Debbie said...

Congratulations in advance Dawn! I wished I had known you sooner because you are one of my favorite ladies! You had a wonderful blog and I always leave wanting to know more about you...while feeling compelled to hurry and leave comments on all my other favortie blogs!? How do people do it every day? Count me in for the giveaway and I will post your gadge on my blog too. Great job!!

maidenshade said...

You are an inspiration to such as myself, a new blogger. TY for visiting my blog today.

Congratulations,
xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com
MaidenShade.com

Jean said...

WOW!!!! A year already. Where does the time go. Those are really a great prize for anyone and funny as when I was reading about it, I was thinking that I had never seen a family member excempt like on sweeps.

Jean said...

whoops, where did that c come from? .... exempt

DP Nguyen said...

Congrats! That is so very exciting. Best wishes to whoever wins your give-a-way! :-)

Skeeter said...

Dawn, Has it been a year already? Dang, time does fly when you are having fun doesnt it? I have enjoyed your blog from the beginning; it brings back so many memories from my serious crafting days and other fond memories of my childhood as well.

You may exempt me from the contest as well. I have a few dolls I need to give away at some point as I have no children to pass them along to. My nieces are not into doll’s and the great-niece well, lets just say they would not appreciate them as they should be. Plus, we are trying to downsize where the collectables are concerned. Gee, what do I keep and what to part with when the day comes to downsize… arggggg that day will be a tough one but you cannot take it with you when you die and I would rather things be where needed by then…. Sigh, how did your one year blogging date turn into me dying? LOL, who knows how my minds works at times. Duh….

By the way, love the Ann, Andy and pillow too. Someone will be a lucky winner to get those treasures…

Congrats on one year a bit early!!!

lola said...

Great post--nice giveaway. Congratulations ahead of time. Can't believe it's been a whole yr. already. I've really enjoyed your post & the many inventive crafts that you have done.
Always a pleasure. Your are one talented lady.

Dawn said...

Thank-you guys for the nice comments!

Inbal Weisman said...
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Inbal Weisman said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!
Dawn, Your give a way is so cute and adorable!
now, this is my first entry.
I will do another one after I will Twitte about it in inbaliya.twitter.com
and advertise it that way.

Inbal Weisman said...
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Inbal Weisman said...

I had twitter about this give a way!

inbaliya at gmail dot com
and I am a follower now!

teri said...

Happy blogversary!

terbearco.etsy.com
teri@terbear.com

teriquilter said...

I just posted about this giveaway on twitter
terbearco.etsy.com
teri@terbear.com

plain*worker*primitives said...

Oh cool! Congrats on your 1 year! Beautiful dolls that you have made and the pillow too..too cute for words... Please enter me in your giveaway!!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

xo
melissa

Jillian said...

They are adorable! And congrats on your blogaversary...aren't they fun?

Cinj said...

Wow, every day for a whole year. I tried the every day thing for a while, but it didn't last long.

You're so talented. Ann and Andy are adorable. What a great prize.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Congratulations on your blogversary. What a darling pair of Raggedies and oh so sweet pillow you are offerng for your celebration. Thanks for the great giveaway. I've got your badge linked up on my blog. I'm also following, happily.

Jody

visionquest2020@msn.com

Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

Adorable Raggedies, Dawn, and what a whopper of a give-away for your one year "blogiversary"! It takes real commitment to maintain a blog (hence the reason I haven't started one as yet!) so I appreciate not only your doll-making talents but your blogging as well. I'd love to include your treasured Raggedies as part of my family, should I be the lucky winner!
Debbie Bert-Shirk

Pawsitively Precious Gifts said...

Great Job Dawn!!!! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Dawn on a year of posting. You make beautiful crafts and have such great ideas. I'm thinking your entire family has been blessed with lots of talent. And, thank you -I would've never found Etsy without you:) My lil bundle has three sweaters and two adorable afghan blankets from there:) I love homemade baby stuff and they have great items on that site. Ciao!

Jean said...

Hey Anonymous, Good to see you here!!! You must have clicked on the BlogAnniversayr sign on Tina's blog. Glad you found Esty and got good stuff for the little bundle. We do have a lotta stuff poping out now but the lilacs are close to going by. I just filled 4 vases up with them tonight and it might be the last I had to look hard and pull some branches down from the top to get them without some brown on them. Darn it, they just do not last long enough. :<( My Lupines are just coming out and look really great. Was hoping they would be out before the lilacs went by as 1 year they were together and what a stunning vase full they made.

Darla said...

Congrats! These are too cute.