Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bumps in the Night Annie REVEAL . . .

Yayyyy!!! Finally! My Halloween Raggedy Ann reveal post... Just got word from my swap partner that she got hers and I NOW get to reveal my Annie I made for Becky

Remember the "teaser" ...

Here she is - in her full cuteness . . .

A Candy Corn Princess! Her dress was in candy corn fabric colors (orange/yellow/creme/white). She has a sparkly pale yellow and clearish white tu-tu that foofs up pretty good. It was GLITTERED of course! I used vintage tinsel for her collar. RickRack for her sleeves. You can't see- but she had mini pom-pom for "socks". She had orange leggings and black shoes. She has a Candy Corn wand that has clear iridescent glitter (you know me all too well folks). Candy Corn colored hair decked with a cute orange satin ribbon and a sparkly rhinestone in the middle of the bow!

She was a lot of fun to make! I almost had a hard time parting with her.

Ever have that happen to you? I know Viv does- she even suggests making doubles (even triples) sometimes. Hahah! I know how it goes! And sometimes I do make doubles and triples!

I sent some candy corn flavored DOTS candy with the doll and something else (can't rem. now tho)

We all used the same pattern: Provided to us by sweet Brenda of Lillie May's Crafts. We used her Sunny Days pattern and we got to dress her up in any Halloween fashion we wanted! Thank you so much Brenda for giving us permission to use your sweet pattern. I enjoyed working with it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bumps in the Night Annie Swap... TEASER

This is a "Teaser" of an Annie I made for my dear friends Aunt Pitty Pats "Bumps in the Night" Annie swap

This is just a "teaser". mwahahahaha :O)

I will do the full reveal and what type of Annie it is when I have confirmation that my swap partner Becky J has it at home!

Right now- It's en route! Woohoo!

Have a great week!

Stay tuned for details on my next Blog Event that includes Annie & the holidays!! To Be Announced Soon! :O)



Congratulations Pam for winning the Glinda the Good Witch Raggedy Ann Pattern Give Away!

I'm emailing the winner now!


Thanks Sherry, Angie and Pam for playing along. I will be posting about another event soon! Stay Tuned!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Shout Out ... Cindy is having a couple of Give Aways!

Cindy of Homespun from the Heart, whose one of my fave Raggedy Annie pattern designers is having a couple of give aways on her blog!

First GiveAway is a cute light blue wool felt CupCake pincushion AND a storage jar of notions AND a pattern of your choice (e-pattern or printed). You'll want these if you love making Annies! I know I do! That is a great deal of a giveaway! This Give Away ends Oct. 27th

The next GiveAway is a copy of the latest Fall "Create and Decorate" magazine that has her Annie pattern in it!

This Give Away ends Oct. 28th!
I already have this magazine, but I wanted to give a Shout Out in case people over seas don't get this magazine and want a copy or if someone missed out and wants a copy! Here's your chance!

Good Luck! :O)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Glinda Pattern Give-Away . . .

Remember Glinda from the Wizard of Oz ....

She asks - "Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?" ...

Well- here's a CUTE witch ....

Glinda the "Good Witch" RAGGEDY Annie pattern by Cindy M of Homespun from the Heart.

I loved that it was 2 in 1! PINK and a Good Witch - Halloween! Woohoo!

I have bought this pattern for ONE lucky winner!

To Win: Here's what you need to do ...

1) You must have a blog!
If you don't have one - feel free to start one. It's easy. Blogs don't have to be fancy- just please have some content and be active! Blogging is fun and it's a great tool for networking. Great exposure if your an artist (any kind) and wish to sell or show off your projects.
It's also great for recipe hunting, home decorating ideas, tips and tricks, tutorials, swapping, or just writing what/how you feel on any given day! You can post about anything (legal of course). You can even rant! Not every post has to be peachy-keen *lol* Just be real! Be YOU!

2)Please post and link to this Give Away on your
blog AND leave the link in the comments section on this post! Then you'll be added in the Give Away drawing!

The Give Away ends on Sunday Oct. 25th so I can hopefully get the pattern prize out to the winner by Halloween!

I will contact the winner by email AND leave a comment on their recent blog post Congratulating them! This works well for me :O)

I will ship international!

That's it!
Simple as that!
Good Luck!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pink Ribbon Raggedies Pattern WINNER ...

Ding Ding Ding...
Winner... Winner...
Chicken Dinner ....

CONGRATULATIONS to Jen W. of Purty Girl Primitives for being selected as the winner for the Pink Ribbon Raggedies pattern made by Cindy M.

I'm contacting you now and leaving a comment on your recent blog post letting you know you've WON!!!
Congratulations!!! :O)

My next Raggedy Pattern Give Away will be posted tomorrow! Stay Tuned!


Angie's having a HOPE Give Away...

Angie of Angies Raggedy Patch is having a beautiful doll Give Away: HOPE!

Credit: Shweet Cindy Angel graphic made by Carm


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yikes - I'm so sorry... I'll picking a winner soon!

This past week has really flew passed me! I can't believe it!
I'm so sorry about being late for the Pink Raggedies Pattern Give-Away!
I haven't forgotten. Just had a lot on my mind. Had to get ready to fly out to South Dakota and attend a court session.

But I'm back home and catching up - BIG time! So hang in there with me a wee bit longer and I will post the winner of the Pattern Give-Away o'tay?! O'Tay!

Be back soon.... I'm visiting Vanessa's Halloween Blog Party.

I attended last year and had a blast. So I'm bopping (blog hopping) along and will come back and close this contest and announce the winner!

Bear with me and Thanks! It's good to be home! :O)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Last Chance for the HOPE earrings . . .

Last Day to get your name in the drawing for the "HOPE" earring give-away! There's a limited edition PINK sharpie permanent marker too. I will ship internationally :)

Winner will be drawn on October 11th!

Good Luck! & Have a Great weekend!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another Give Away . . .

Happy Monday ... Nope- it's not another Manic Monday ... but I may gone manic for a bit here! Hubby worked over time yesterday and I've got my days mixed up a little! Has that happened to you? So today feels like a Sunday to me! (He works Weds. - Sat. ~ 40 hours)

It's time for another Give Away!

This time it's for a Raggedy Annie Pattern, just like I promised! Have you waited long enough? awwww- were ya'll gettin' impatient? *winks*
Don't we all love that red headed cutie Raggedy Ann!
The Give Away prize is for Cindy's PINK Ribbon Raggedies.

Note- I respect copyright so I won't be direct linking to the image! Instead- I will give you a direct url link so you can fly on over there and peek at Cindy's pattern!
Direct Linking (without permission) is a no-no. Especially when someone pays for their own website/domain! A lot of people don't realize this, but it's true!
Hmmm- maybe I detect a lesson in Copyright and Respect in the future! *makes note to self and Post-It to my forehead*

I thought it would be cool to run this Give Away along with my other Give Away: Pink Ribbon "HOPE" Earrings!

To be entered in this Pink Ribbon Raggedies Pattern Give-Away all I ask is that you . . .

1) Post about the Give Away on your blog! I don't have a fancy button this time! Shucks!

2) Comment here with your blog post link about the "Shout Out".

That's it! Simple? It is! :O)

This Give Away ends on October 12th! So that is ONE week from today!

Note: I will be out of state from Oct. 14-17. So if I haven't been contacted by the winner of this Give Away- I will resume contact when I get back! I just wanted that to be known that I will do my best to communicate with the winner of this Give Away before I leave. Either way- I will get the snail addy and mail out the Prize pattern to the winner! O'Tay?! O'tay!

Good Luck, Have Fun! And Don't forget to wear Pink!

Hmmm *ponders* Wonder what's next?!

pssst- Prim & Whimsy is having a Halloween Give-Away. Go check it out! The Give Away run from October 4-10. There's still time! Grab your brooms, mops, wings and FLY friends. . . Fly!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Give Away Here and There ...

Hint Hint . . .

I've got a couple of Give Aways going on - check them out ...

Hope you join in!

I'll be posting a Give Away here on this blog tomorrow! WoOhOo!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happenings for this Month: October

The month of October is HUGE for me!
I love everything about it!
Black n Orange, Pumpkins, Haunted Houses, Halloween decorations, Candy, costumes ...
There's Breast Cancer Awareness, my Birthday: October 29th WoOhOo) and then - my favorite!! Plus there's Autumn- which has finally settled in my hometown (remember I live next door to Death Valley, CA.). It's nice to get back into my comfy sweats and jeans and sweaters. This time of year I also get back into another favorite past time of mine- BAKING!

To start off - I will be posting in PINK all month long in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!

I've been an active participant in the Pink for October event- the last 2 years and love it! I'm doing it again this year! I hope you'll join me. Now I can't won't be doing my usual background in PINK without messing up the cute Blog deco for this month- I have decided I will post in PINK instead! Sometimes you've gotta compromise! So Pink posts it is!

Hear Ye . . . Hear Ye . . . GIVE AWAYS . . .
(you knew that was coming didn't you *snickers*).

I will be having several Give-Aways on this blog - (because I feel like it and it's my Birthday month) See- I told ya October is HUGE for me :O) So you'll have to check in regularly.

If you're not a follower- now is a good time to do so.

I won't tell you exactly when each Give-Away will be posted, but I will make a separate post for each Give-Away. They'll be random!
The Give-Aways will
NOT be on this post!
A link will be provided on the side bar when I make a post about a Give-Away! They won't be all at once either! So you'll have to check in! Makes it funner don'tcha think?! Stay Tuned for the Give-Away posts.

On with the Prizes . . .

In honor Breast Cancer Awareness - I will be giving away your very own Pink Ribbon Raggedies pattern. Created by sweet Cindy M. of Homespun from the Heart. I bought 2 patterns. One for me and I have permission (and purchased) one to GiveAway! This is for a great cause AND Cindy will donate funds from her sales on this pattern! It's a Win/Win! WoOhOo!

Next- I will be giving away a Glinda the Good Witch pattern. Also created by Cindy M. of Homespun from the Heart.
I thought this was perfect! It's PINK, a witchy poo for Halloween and a Raggedy! I was sold! Caute pattern too!
Besides -this is how I came up with this months theme "Raggedy Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun"! Glinda inspired the title!

I will be making a "Pink for October" inspired Raggedy Ann doll.

I will also be having a couple of give aways on my Opal Moon Enchantments blog.

See- October is full of mystery too! Some tricks and some treats - ya just never know! Mwahahaha!

Hugs & Blessings!