Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with Family & Friends!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another Raggedy Shout Out . . . (X-post)

One of my favorite Annie pattern creators is having a great deal . . . FREE shipping. WoOhoO!

Cindy of Homespun from the Heart also uploaded 3 new patterns to her website and some ready-to-take-home finished creations for the Christmas and Winter season! I just bought 2 e-patterns and they're so cute!

To qualify for her FREE shipping deal- you HAVE to be a subscriber on her mailing list! She will send you the code once you sign up and that's easy peasy!

Hint: She has sales and deals throughout the year and you
don't want to miss any of them!

The FREE shipping promo expires on 12/15/2009!

Just jump on over to her website - Homespun from the Heart and scroll down to the middle of the MAIN home page and sign up! :O) Simple as that! Then you'll receive updates!

She has doll-making supplies, e-patterns, paper patterns, needfuls, doll hair, even fabric- tea stained muslin and homespun too, and kits too. Lots of stuff handy - right there!!

Cindy also has a cute Prim Turkey pattern available to download for free on her blog. Now wouldn't that look so cute as a centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table or as a shelf sitter on your kitchen hutch or corner table?

So go sign up- get yourself on the mailing list so you can be updated on sales, deals and new pattern and product listings! You'll be glad you did! Tell her AwtemNymf sent ya and say "hi"!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just added 2 new prizes...

WoOhOo . . . I love the holidays!

Sweet Denni has donated a pattern as a prize "Sing Noel".

So Cute! Thank you sooo Denni. Sing Noel is a cutie!!

Then I added a Prize Pattern that I purchased from Denni as well...
Pattern Prize is called "Holiday Annies".

Is that not the cutest you've ever seen?!!! They just make me giggle. I have some reindeer antlers just like that! Hmmm wonder where they are? I'll have to look for them?!!

Folks the holidays will be here before you know it ... it's almost Thanksgiving! Yayyy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blog Event: Christmas with Annie . . .

'Tis the season to be Jolly -
To include your Raggedy Ann dolly.
There's so much we can do -
fa la la - la la la - la la la
Grab your camera & bring it with you

Greetings Friends . . . the holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving & Christmas!! Yippy!
That means that there will be lots of gatherings with family and friends.
It's also a time when we'll all be busy - "the mad rush": planning, shopping, cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, even cleaning!

I'll be doing it too - Then I had an idea for the next Raggedy Event. *lightbulb moment*
It'll be perfect for reminding us to take a "Time-Out" for ourselves, slow down, enjoy the SIMPLE things and bring our Annies with us! She's a great secret keeper as far as "Secret Santa/Sisters" & gifts go! She can help you tape and hold the bow. And she's a great companion ~ with that smile - she'll keep you in good spirits!

Soooo- here's what I'd like to do - and I hope YOU'LL join me! Everyone is welcome!

~ Things to Do . . . ~

* Making a trip to the Mall, Department Store, or Gift Shop.
* Picking up a Family or Friend at the Airport, Train Depot, or House?
* Shopping for baked goods to make - cookies, pie, candy, fudge Oh My!
* BAKING homemade goodies.
* Shopping for gifts - Secret Santa/Sister, Family & Friends.
* Picking out a Christmas Tree at the lot.
* Hanging the lights outside.
* Decorating the Halls, Office, even your Car.
* Wrapping Gifts.
* Attending a Church/School/City Play and/or Event.
* Stuffing the Stockings.
* Building a Snowman.
* Dashing thru the Snow.
* Donating to a Cause.
* Making Crafts and Gifts.
* Driving around and checking out the neighborhood Lights & Decorations.
* Snapping a Family Photo (pets too) or Sitting on Santas Lap.
* Sipping some Hot Cocoa, Cuppa Joe or Tea?
* Got a Family Tradition ... include Annie :O)

If you're doing any or ALL of these things - bring along your Annie and/or Andy, snap some photos and post it on your blog.

I'd love to see You & Annie wearing aprons in the kitchen, maybe with flour or sugar on your nose. Got a recipe to share - feel free! I love recipes! I'll be wearing mine!
Anything that you normally do for the holiday- I'd love to hear about it! Even if it's a new thing- please share and tell!

I know November and December months are busy. So I would like this event to last up to and through all of November & December. There's no set date for this - as people go on vacation, out of town, or have company, and just plain busy- I want to keep the event flexible.

Just get your Season on and Share it with us!

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Please post on your blogs, side bar, websites, FB, Twitter! Tell your Friends!

Have trouble or need help? - Leave a message or email me - I'll be glad to help!

Please leave a comment with your blog post LINK. I'll have a blog roll of all participants and the direct links to their blog posts and pictures. Maybe they'll have a recipe or traditions to share. Maybe ya'll will start a new tradition. Whatever the post- let's have fun. You CAN have more than one post! The more the merrier - I'll have you linked up!
Bring your Annie or Andy or both along and let the Holiday Merry-Making & Sharing begin!

Last, but not least - I will have Give Aways! Yayyy! Prizes include Christmas/Winter Patterns and a custom dolly! Maybe more?!

Prizes will be given for the following: I will ship international

~ Pattern # 1 : "Blog Button" Winner
Post the graphic/button on your Blogs side bar with a link back to this event so others can join. Please keep the button/graphic up for the duration of this event. I'll be checking & checking it twice :O)

~ Pattern # 2 & 3 : "Random Holiday Hopper Participant."
You must have an active blog post about your "Christmas with Annie" moment. Please have pictures, if available, posted too. We'd love to see. I know I will!
Being on the "Holiday Hoppers" blog-roll alone- doesn't count - you must have some kind of active content and I need to have you linked. Check the list of "Things to Do" (above) for ideas. If something isn't listed- feel free to give me a shout.

~ Pattern # 4 : "Lucky Draw"
Just Because :O) !

~ Custom Doll : "Follower"
You must have an active blog with some content (posts and more than one). It doesn't count if you have a blog with nothing there? Hmmm!

I must have some way of contacting should you be selected as the Winner. Please have an email visible on your blog, or in your comment. If you ARE the winner - I will contact you and request your snail mail addy (which will be kept private). :O)

Remember- this "Christmas with Annie" Blog Event is all thru November and December! So Post & Share when you can!
Just send me the link(s). I'll get you added!

The prizes will be mailed out a the end of December.
Winter lasts until March 21st (Dec. 21st - Mar. 21st).
So the patterns aren't just for Christmas ya know *winks*

Let's Have fun!
Happy Holidays!

Toodles ... ~~A~~

Credits: Thank you shweet Carm for making this custom Annie graphic for me to share! Luv Ya!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

7 Free Dolls of Christmas Give Away Shout Out ...

Julie is having a Give Away for 1 Annie for the next 7 weeks until Christmas. Starting now- and every Weds. she will draw a winner and it continues for SEVEN whole weeks!

Yippy Skippy!

Now if that doesn't get you into the Holiday spirit of giving and in the mood for the up-coming holidays- I don't know what will! WoOhOo!

How sweet of Julie of My Raggedy Dolls to do this! Woohoo!

7 chances to win. Go to her main website and read up on the details!

Thanks Julie! And Good Luck Yawl!

Toodles ...

Raggedy Annie Give Away Shout Out . . .

Sylvia Gonzales of The GingerBread Corner is having a Raggedy Annie Give-Away - Ice Skating Annie.

Go to her website and use the "Contact Me" button from there to enter!

Note- you may have to use the IE web browser (I tried it in FF and it wouldn't let me enter any text).

Winner will be chosen on November 11th.

Good Luck!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Coming Soon . . .

I'm in the brain-storming phases of the next Raggedy Ann Blog event . . .

I will tell you this much . . .

It will involve our precious Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls and the Christmas holiday season.

I will also have pattern Give Aways and a couple of custom doll give aways! Prizes are provided by me- the Raggedy Ann lover :O)

I will have a Blog Button made by fab Carm of Shweet Potatoes soon. I will update when I have that, which should be any day now!

Keep your eyes peeled o this Blog as I will post the details on the next Raggedy Blog Event! It's gonna be a lotta fun! I hope you'll join me!

Toodles . . .