Mar 1, 2011

giveaway - get it while it hoots!

giveaway - critter

Finally there is time for the little giveaway I am planning already for some weeks. Finding a new flat has proven to be quite time consuming and it's a big relief to have signed the contract. Now it is all happy planning (I want colors!) and in six weeks packing and moving. Most work will be to move and adapt our kitchen and to paint the old flat (over here, you usually have to paint your flat when moving). ehm, I am drifting away. What were we talking about? Right, a giveaway. If you like, you can win some of the softies I created together with little big J (aka my 2,5 yrs son). He already owns three of them and loves them to death. Quite to my surprise as he normally spends few minutes with any softy. Right now, there is definitely no space in his bed for more of them. Why we have so many softies anyway, you ask?

giveaway - pink owl

Well, once upon time little big J desparately wanted to get an owl made for a baby shower. Insistent as he was his mum offered to make an owl together for him instead. He would cut out a lot of owl shapes for the front and would receive a box of fabric and could choose which fabric to use for which owl. Time to time the would choose, sew, pin and cut together while the ironing and some fuzzy work was magically down over night. Stuffing was totally exciting and there was barely time to close for the last finishing stitches. Actually, the whole owl thing is quite fitting since a stuffed felt owl is one of my first sewing projects I can remember (someday back in elementary school).Well, his fabric box was big and full and the number of the cutted owl shapes endless so more and more owls were growing steadily...searching for a new place to live.

giveaway - blue owls

That is where you come in! We are looking for wonderful new homes for some owls and one little creature, where they will be loved and cuddled and everything. Each owl is made of cordury, quality quilting fabric and some bits jersey and nicky. For the little creature we repurposed a scrap of home dec which is as old as I am and that was sleeping in my scrap bin for quite some time. All are stuffed lightly using polyester stuffing. They are freshly washed - ready for cuddling or biting - which is what would happen here with them. They will all travel in fashionable coordinating bags inspired by some wonderful hobo bags I've seen online and can't find to link them *grr* though I've been to lazy to look for any instructions. Put in some diapers, changing clothes, toys and the like and you are ready to go whenever you want. Best of all, you can choose which side to wear outside according to your color mood.

giveaway - little owl

For a chance to win one of our softies, leave me a comment. You only have to promise to spend some time creating/painting/reading with your kids/grandchildren/... when you win or at least to smile the whole day.
  • For an additionally entry leave me a second comment with some name suggestions. Best names will a further chance to win.
  • You can blog about it (I would love you to) as we could need any help to find some nice places for those sweeties. Without further entries, though.
The giveaway will be open until March 12th (here and on my German blog). Please make sure that I have a possibility to contact you (profile or comment), otherwise you can't win. Winners will be chosen randomly.

giveaway - bags


  1. I really think the blue owl with the spotty tummy looks like he should be called jippy and the black little owl should be called pickle!

  2. i left you a note on flickr, please read it!

  3. What cute stuffies! My 8 year old would love one of these. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.