Well I've finally had some time to get things in order and wanted to celebrate the opening of my etsy shop by having my first giveaway!
I've long since admired those crafty and creative moms who seem to be able to do it all so flawlessly. While in reality, we all struggle in different areas, these mommas have been so inspirational. The girls and I decided to open an etsy shop to share some of the fun creations we have made with others who might not have the time, especially with little ones underfoot, to keep up with crafting as well as those who are gifted in other ways or who just want to bring in some handmade treasures from other homes. One of the things I so love about buying handmade is that each creation will be slightly different - the other thing I love is that a piece of that creator and home goes with the treasure. It is literally infused with energy and spirit!
The girls will eventually be adding a few little things they have made and those will be so labeled!
Anyway, my blog is going to remain primarily a homeschooling blog, but I really treasure all of you who visit here and love the comments that people take the time to leave, so throughout the year, I'm going to be hosting giveaways :D
The first one will have two lucky winners! And here are the prizes :D
The wild Mother Nature and the sweet Mother Earth dolls.
One doll per winner - One winner will receive the Mother Nature doll and the other winner will receive the Mother Earth doll.
Mother Earth stands approximately 6" tall and holds a delicate bird's nest in one hand, and a broom in the other. She is busy cleaning up after winter and her spring cleaning knows no bounds! On her shoulder sits a beautiful blue bird who keeps watch over its nest. In her hair rests a lovely pink butterfly. On Mother Earth's dress is a tree and she keeps her shawl on to protect her from the winds of spring. She has been made from a variety of wools (corriedale, romanian and american merino wool with a mohair blend, wool batting, a pipe cleaner so her arms will pose, a twig, moss and some straw - no glue has been made in her construction). There's also lots of love and care that went into her xoxo
Mother Nature stands close to 6.25" tall with her wild hair reaching even taller! She is much more temperamental than her sister is as she showers the earth with her gifts. Mother Nature represents many elements - rain drops and fire on her green earthly dress, a thunderbolt in her hand, a bird (to represent the air element) in the other. Her hair is windblown and atop her head is a nest. She also wears a shawl to keep her warm during winter storms. Mother Nature has been made using the same materials as Mother Earth, with no glue in her construction.
I'd also like to note that this Mother Nature doll wears a green dress, versus the one in my shop which is a blend of earth tones. She is literally one of a kind!
Here is a shot of the two lovely Mothers together...
And outside...in their element...
They would make a wonderful addition to a seasonal table!
If you would like to be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment below indicating which doll you would prefer. A winner from each category will be randomly chosen from a little hand reaching into a hat :D - so Charley will pick a winner and Elena will pick a winner. If you can't decide, feel free to enter both categories! Any additional comments will be appreciated. I'm always open to suggestions or ideas on improvement!
Feel free to share this giveaway with others, though there is no pressure to do so. For this giveaway, I would like to keep it one entry (single or double if you would like to be entered for both dolls) per person.
Happy Spring and Happy early Earth Day! Thank you for entering and good luck! This is really fun!
The winners will be announced NEXT FRIDAY on April 16, 2010!