Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Special Giveaway!

My goodness, has it really been that long since I last posted??  I've had such a strange last few months!  Spent most of Spring and Summer dealing with severe allergic asthma which began as a reaction that I had to a series of de-sensitising allergy shots.  To make a long story short, I now have a new allergist who is thoroughly competent, knowledgeable and professional and who has the most wonderful bedside manners!  I'm just so happy to be back to normal again!
I do have some other good news to share with you all, one of my patterns has been featured in the new edition of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine!  Yay!!
      You should be able to find a copy in stores now and it'll run through till Christmas.  There are also lots of other fun and festive projects in the book, so do grab a copy, it's quite fabulous!
You know how sometimes you just need a bit of a change?  Well, I've been itching to try something different lately, so I got some clay and started making a few things.  First I made a little ellie for my Mum.  She loves elephants and I wanted to make her a sweet little gift to thank her for all she does.  She helps me get all the orders packed and mailed everyday and I know that without her, I would not be able to run my business as effectively as we do.  She is amazing and I am so blessed to have her!
I really enjoyed working with the clay and ended up making a few more things.. a llama, baby bear, a whale, a fox brooch and a couple of cactus ring holders!
Now for the best part!  I'm having a giveaway for the fox brooch, the whale and the two cactus ring holders (PS.. they will not include the rings).  If you'd like to have a chance of winning one of them, please leave a message below, or on my facebook page and include your name and email address in the following format: md(at)shaw(dot)ca.  The draw will be held on Sunday, September 25th for the 4 winners.  To make it fair, I'll pre-wrap each gift and randomly send one to each of the winners, that way it will be a complete surprise for the recipient:)  I will also contact each winner for their mailing address after the draw.

Best of luck everyone!!  And do be on the lookout for more of my clay creations!  I am thoroughly addicted and am already plotting my next creation as I write!

47 comments:

  1. They are absolutely beautiful, I love your gentle style! Kate Linehan kate (at)katiesdays (dot)co (dot)uk

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  2. It's not fun to have allergies. Good that you have got it under control. Love your new found hobby. My hubby is also an elephant collector.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  3. Love everything you do! Dottie Rubalcaba at marqueeshop at gmail dot com

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  4. Squeal - they're gorgeous! Especially the ring holders, I am a big fan of cactus. :)

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  5. Glad you're feeling better now. I love your new projects, so cute!
    Thanks for this giveaway! Silvia

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  6. How wonderful

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  7. Wow, hope your on the mend ��
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  8. I look forward to that BHG magazine every holiday season. Can't wait to see your pattern

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  10. Love your work! sjsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I know what it is like to want to work on something new which is why I started working with felt, thanks to your free owl pattern. I made 20 owls and posted them on my blog today.
    http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog

    Now I'm working on the gingerbread houses and am pumped.

    You did an awesome job working with the clay, which I also worked with for a time. I would love to see more clay projects if you do them.

    Congratulations on being in the magazine. I'm running out to purchase my copy today.

    Hugs.

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  12. Opps, forgot to add scrapbook4ever@yahoo.ca

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  13. I'm gals you feeling better! I love your work your so talented! sarahmandersen@hotmail.com

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  14. Love these! Your work is always amazing :) Opheliaswings(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I love what you made. Give it to me, please give it to me. Cindy(dot)h(dot)wang(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Those are adorable! You are so very talented! Megan(dot)bangertet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. You make the cutest things. Just lovely. nancycarbajal14(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  19. Super cute! You have such creativity and talent. Glad that you are feeling better and are back in the saddle again.
    Pattern.and.stitch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Such a sweet and beautiful style you have! Congrats on the magazine coverage! Wishing you the best. :) I'm going to try and make your gingerbread ornaments this year. Kepp up the amazing work!

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  21. So glad you are feeling better! I love your creativity.
    dharlan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Shelly, the asthma reaction to your 'desensitising' shots sounds very, very scary! I'm glad you are now in the hands of someone you can trust, and feeling more your old self.

    Obviously, ANYTHING you turn your hand to will be adorable :-) Your clay creations are delightful, and I would love an opportunity to win one, so.... dollmaker46203 [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you!

    warmly,

    Beth

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  23. Thank you so much -- the clay "critters" are so cute. Glad you are beginning to feel better. It can be so frustrating to find the source of allergy problems and find a competent person to help deal with it! I would love to win one of the "critters"! judyhnm[at]aol[dot]com

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  24. Aw. They're so cute, I love them all!

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  25. Very cute indeed!!

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  26. I cannot believe you just picked up some clay and made these beautiful little characters. They are absolutely delicious. I have always admired your gingermelon dolls. I've even tried to make a few of them myself. But somehow yours are so much cuter! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  28. Oop! Almost forgot. Congratulations on being featured in the BHG magazine. Well deserved. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to buy the magazine.

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  29. You're creations are so cute!
    Miranda Wallace
    mirandagoo94(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I love all the little things you made out of clay! I can't wait to pick up my copy of BHG Holiday Crafts, I look forward to it every year, now even more so! Glad you're feeling better.

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  31. I love your little clay creations! :D And glad that you're feeling better again!
    -Kari kb0424usa(at)netscape(dot)net

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  32. Aww bless you!! So glad you are feeling better now! What a beautiful give away! My email is tan_93(@)hotmail(dot)com thank you Tania xXx

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  33. I need to pick up a copy of that magazine! :) kaityblaesing(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I love your snowman's in the magazine! How exciting! Congratulations! Thank you for a change in the drawing. knockyblack(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. You are so clever with clay as well as felt!!! Love your creations and you can see your unique style even coming out in clay!

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  36. As always, beautiful work!
    Shelby.r.childress(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Lovely creations. And glad you're feeling better. Mehinkle(at)Juno(dot)com

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  38. How cute! Glad you're feeling better. Allergies are not fun.
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  39. These are so cute! I'm so glad you're feeling better!
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  40. So glad to hear you are feeling better and in good hands. Your little creatures are tooo cute,,,congrats on the magazine feature, can't wait to get a copy!!
    sew4you57(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. So sweet! stevensdcj(at)prodigy(dot)net

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  42. all your work is fantastic! love the blog!
    count me in Eric massivefantastic(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Beautiful, hope I'm not too late to enter. Many thanks Elanor
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  44. these are adorable!
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  45. Congratulations!! I love seeing your cute creations.

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  46. Toys are one of the best resources to make babies laugh. Soft Toys other playing items is specially made for small babies or kids. Sometimes toys make us remember our childhood memories.

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