Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Christmas Catch-Up: Giveaway!

The problem with craft blogging during the holidays is that if we want to show our handmade presents, we run the risk of giving away the surprise—at least, that’s what I tell myself when I’m sewing up to the Christmas deadline and don’t have a chance to post.
So this year, I thought I’d turn the first week of the New Year into belated gift-giving for you, my dear readers, based on what I made for my family. Later in the week I’ll post some tutorials and patterns, but I thought I’d kick things off with a giveaway!
an alligator plush for my nephew
Middle Brother has a peculiar terror of alligators, so naturally an alligator stuffed toy was in order for his son. Alligators somehow came up at Spring Quilt Market when I was talking with a rep from Clothworks, who was kind enough to send me this pattern by Penguin & Fish as well as fabric from the A Closer Look line—perfect for scaly gator flesh. The pattern was put together very well, which I always admire as both a pattern designer and technical editor.
beware alligators on mantles
No, I’m not giving away the plush I just made for my nephew—that’d just be cruel. Susie from Clothworks actually sent me three copies of the pattern, so I’m giving one away here and one on my Facebook page, each along with fabric for the main pieces.
alligator pattern and fabric for blog giveaway
Just leave a comment here between now and the end of Saturday (1/4/2014, 11:59 pm Pacific time) to enter. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Sunday. You can also enter the giveaway (with a slightly different set of fabrics) on Facebook by commenting or liking the post there; the winner there will also be random, but I’ll make sure the same person doesn’t win both. Good luck! The giveaway has ended and winners have been posted. Thanks for entering!

9 comments:

Heather said...

Hey this is really cute. No need to enter me though as zi don't think the little guy needs 2!

RMKonecki said...

A lot of cuteness with a little bit of scary mixed in... That's right up my little boy's alley!

Sue H said...

This is so cute, and the fabrics are perfect!

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Lbasketcase@yahoo.com said...

That is really cute! And colorful! I have kids who would love it.

KatieQ said...

We have a new baby in our family and the mom and dad have decided that they would prefer homemade items and toys made in the US. This would be perfect paired with some books.

Leah said...

That gator is super cute! I need one for my house! :)

JackieNj said...

What a thoughtful gift.
My son loves Crocodiles- No gators over here and I would love to sew him his very own.

Tena said...

Loving the fabrics!! Pick me! Pick me!!