Thursday, 18 February 2010

My first giveaway!!

My daffodils are blooming rather nicely and I am feeling in a rather generous mood today...

I hope you enjoyed my first ever tutorial on Monday?  I see some of you have even made yourself your own dolls already!  You've certainly been busy! It's been lovely to see them popping up.

I have another "first" today - my first giveaway!  I am both very excited and nervous about doing this.  Excited because I love to package up parcels of goodies and send them off to people.  But nervous in case nobody is interested!   But this has already been a week of putting myself out there and taking some chances, one of those bowel clenchy weeks where decisions are taken, paths are chosen, changes are afoot and the air is ripe with hope for the future.  So here goes...!

In writing my tutorial over the weekend my latest doll was created.  Here she is...

Isn't she pretty?  Pretty but, alas, nameless!  So here's what you need to do - leave me a comment on this post before midday next Wednesday (24th February).  I will then do a random number picker thingy to pick a winner who will receive this doll as their prize.  You only need to give me a hello and a wave in your comment BUT! if you suggest a name for this doll I will award a runner-up gift to the commenter whose suggestion I like best!

Good luck everyone!  I hope I don't only get two comments from my mum or something.. ;)



  1. Well, I'm interested (and I'm not your mother!).

    And if I don't win her, I can make my own now :)

  2. Giveaways are nerve-wracking, aren't they? I think she's cute, so count me in. I also think you ought to name her Frances. :)

  3. Hi - and thanks so much for stopping by! Glad to know I'm not the only chaotic crafter! Please include me in your giveaway - I haven't been brave enough to host one yet!xx

  4. Mmmmmm....Russian'ish' doll - I think if she were mine - well the girls!! I would have to call her Rula.

    Good luck with your first 'ever' giveaway - it can be pretty nervey though.

    take care,

    Nina x

  5. I think that she would suit the name 'Valentina' after Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space who is also Russian!!
    Ps. Please enter me.....

  6. I don't think you realize how much I enjoy that you share all of your creativity with the blog world :-) I may have found you through mosaics but I love your newest works and your glimpses into your everyday life.

    I think Sophia would be a fine name!

  7. Good luck with your giveaway! I think she should be called Tabitha. No reason, just because I think it suits her!

    Please enter me, Fi x

  8. Hiya, well myself and my little girl have been discussing what a good name would be and we decided that Mia would be good for her! I've enjoyed reading your posts and have yet to attempt making one!
    Take care

  9. She's a Gladys if ever I saw one :)

  10. Hi thanks for doing your first giveaway.
    I too would be worried that it'd only be my mum that would comment!
    I've been trying to think of a name for her something Russian but I keep coming back to Maria.
    Have a good weekend :)

  11. I have made three myself but all for other people so to have one of yours for myself would be lovely! I would call her Anna, short for Anastasia, just because it's a good Russian name, she looks like an Anna and Anna is a beautiful name for a beautiful doll x

  12. I saw Valerie on Lottieloves and popped over to find the tutorial. I would love to win her she's beautiful.

    I had an amazing Russian friend at university, she was beautiful and had the most amazing sense of style- her name was Joulia (pronounced You-leah) and I wish we had stayed in touch after she went back to Russia. So that's my suggestion.

    Anna x

  13. can't think of a name but she is really beautiful off to check out your pattern

  14. She is beautiful - well done and thank you so much for the pattern. I'm buying a new sewing machine soon and will make this my first sewing project!

    I would call her "Nelli" :-)


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