Sunday, July 26, 2009

for the fans

I promised over on my Facebook fan page that I would have a give-away here if I made it over 500 fans. I'm a bit past that now, so here we go!

Gilda - also has a yellow knit vest

I've decided that the give-away prizes will be the fabric toys that have been hanging around my Etsy shop forever. I made these critters ages ago, when I was experimenting with fabric toy design. I only sold 2 of those I made, and I feel bad that these others never found a good home (they're just lounging in a box in the basement, poor things).

Callum

So to enter the give-away, just leave a comment on this post, telling me which toy you would like and why. I'll select the winners on Monday, August 3.

Betsy

As with my other give-aways, it works better if you leave a name, and email address if you feel safe doing so. If you don't leave your email address, remember to check back here in a week!

72 comments:

graciechiao said...

callum is so cute! i love his plaid look. :)

grace
graciechiao at hotmail dot com

kelly-ann (on Ravelry) said...

Those toys are so precious. I would love to give Betsy a new home :)

SiSi said...

I submitted your giveaway to http://www.hmgiveaways.blogspot.com

Lynnette said...

Betsy is such a cutie. My 3 year old has decided that Betsy has the most beautiful dress, and she needs one just like it!

Lynnette
annasmommy AT gmail DOT com

Lisa said...

Well first of all, I don't know why these little guys didn't find a home - I have Flossie the lamb and my daughter just loves her! And, we would love for her to have a friend - Gilda's adorable, but Callum would be more than welcome too :) Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your milestone!

lisa_vander_vliet at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

Callum is adorable - I love his little scarf. I would love to add him to the collection of handmade toys I'm gathering for my little one.

knitnlit AT gmail dot com

magswilliams said...

I think they are all adorable, but Callum looks like he would be a perfect fit with my son. They could have many adventures together!!!

Renee G said...

I love Callum. The brown and cream/white is so cute, and I love his little shawl.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

deesisbeads said...

I love Callum he reminds me of Scotland where my sister lives.

needlwoman at googlemail dot com

Terri said...

Congrats on acquiring so many fans! yay!
I would love to adopt any of these preciouse babies! I have two children and one on the way so rest assured it would get lots of love and care! There is no way i could choose just one with out making the other two feel left out. lol! :)
cedric.terri@hotmail.com

Jackie said...

I love Betsy she is a very pretty little bear and my daughter would love her too :O)

Artfulife said...

Oh I do believe my three little ones could give one of them a great home. Too cute! Glad I found your site.

JenMeister said...

I am in love with Callum. He wants a big ol' hug, and I want to give him one :D
The floral and stripy material combination is a winner in my book <3

Kendra said...

Oh these are so sweet! I would love to give Gilda a new home. I love the floral contrast against the bright white!

Nannie Sheila said...

I would love to own Betsy .... this was the name of my great-grandmother. I am 60 years young but you cannot ever have enough *cuddlies* can you.

Jo said...

I love Callum. He is an individual just like me. He doesn't go with the fads but prefers to buck the trends.

Ariel said...

Gilda's my favorite, probably because we have bunnies as pets.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

wzgirl said...

I just love Betsy the Bear. Her floral accents are adorable & I just want to play with her cute wee ears!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Betsy is so adorable!

AMY @ CRABTREE STUDIO said...

These are so sweet - I'm suprised they didn't sell. Gilda is my favorite (it's the little circle face that does it for me) but Betsy is a very close second (I adore her little outfit)

Micki said...

If I win I would love to have Callum, he is simply adorable!

Micki x

Michele said...

Gilda is my favorite - I love her sweet round face and the floral fabric, too. They're all sweet! I'm working on a brown bunny now from Fuzzy Knits, so Gilda would be right at home:) Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele
chocdolls@aol.com

Anonymous said...

They are all so adorable, but Betsy has captured my heart the most. Her little dress and those button joints. She is just the kind of old fashioned toy that I would sew for my new baby myself . . you know, if I were talented like that.

Karin
duckies_in_a_row AT yahoo DOT com

Sarah said...

Besty. She would fit wonderfully in my collection of stuffed bears. She is also done in my favorite color. Blue.

Dee said...

Do I have to choose? They are all three so cute. I think that Callum is my favorite but the other two are very close seconds :)

Dee
mintdee@gmail.com

annemarie said...

Gilda wants to come live with me in Texas!! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Eva said...

They are all so cute- I love their feet. Gilda is my fave :)

I love your creations!

ekrzemin at hotmail dot com

Megan said...

Betsy and Callum are my favourite -- they are all so cute!!

Megan

Jen said...

Callum! I love his scarf!

Rooie said...

They are all adorable and it makes me sad to think of them all homeless and unwanted in your basement...because although on the outside I am 54, inside I am still about 6.

Emily Hruza said...

Gilda is truly precious, and it puts me in awe that not many people have commented in her favor. I always go for the precious babies that no else wants. :) Callum and Betsy have received so many requests! It must be hurting Gilda's feelings. So I would like her to know, that there IS someone who wants her. :)

emily@toddzilla.com

TZel said...

I love Callum with his cute little scarf! Thanks!

Ellen Ault said...

Callum is adorable! I would like him because I have been trying to find out how to make more 3-dimensional heads!

Ellen
ellen@3doodle.com
Http://Handmade3D.etsy.com

Shannon said...

I cannot believe these little ones have not found a home. I am a school counselor, and I think that Gilda would be a great addition to my office. You would be surprised how older kids (teens specifically) respond to softies. They are great calming/safe tools.

Shannon
minervaturkey at gmail dot com

Esther said...

I love little Bestsy, she is such a beauty! I have another little one on the way and would love to have Betsy to help welcome along the new arrival when they arrive!

love Esther x

hetty24tigger@yahoo.com

Mickey said...

I would like to be in the running for Betsy, because she looks like Winnie the Pooh's sister and my little niece is Pooh-crazy! They'd make a lovely pair.

Ilona said...

Callum looks like he'd fit in my household with 4 boys perfectly! He's so cute :)

Jimberlys said...

My favorite is Betsy! But I really do love them all. Can't believe they weren't snapped up quickly. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Patty Pierce
jnp1982@msn.com

Emily said...

My sister would love Callum (I've looked at him in your shop)! But I think Ellie would love Gilda (she has a little bit of a rabbit thing).

If I really am picking for my self, Betsy is my favorite! Especially since Ellie has brought out my inner Mama Bear. Betsy would remind me of the sweeter side of bears (the side that eats honey not people).

They would all find good homes here!

(You know where to find me! @emilyivey)

Robin said...

Callum is adorable! As are the others. Callum just has that look. lol.
But my granddaughter would love Betsy, Callum, or Gilda. They are all very sweet and I can't believe they didn't find homes!
Thanks!
Robin
cokelush at gmail
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com
live-whole-food.blogspot.com

Minttusuklaa said...

I love them!

Minttusuklaa
mintvillage.blogspot.com

stylesmith said...

I love Callum such an unusual colour for a toy and great for a boy (specifically my nephew!)

But they're all gorgeous, I'd love to give them all a home!

kelsi@stylesmithonline.com

Virginia said...

I would love either Betsy or Gilda. Love your blog!

Susan G said...

I think all of them are terrific and am surprised they have not found homes yet! Each has something special - but I like Betsy the best just because I am partial to bears.

griffgirls on ravelry

Pantha said...

Looks like Callum is the favourite - mine too, tho' I can't see why they didn't go. I don't knit in the round yet but how thoughtful of you to do that. And also thanks for the little Aliens. My grandson was asking me to knit him a small monster and this just fits the bill. Have two rabbts ready to sew up for forthcoming birthdays. A white one with a lilac dress (I have tried to include lilac shoes. A bit like cotton rabbits - not overly successful but look ok) and a floppy eared caramel coloured one with a green dress.pantha at fsmail dot net

Anonymous said...

My three granddaughters were visting this week - ages 7 yrs, 5 yrs, and 9 weeks. The two older ones saw me reading your blog and said they would like all three animals as it would be one for each and "they wouldn't have to share"....kids.... My favorite is Betsy. Reason being - at age 61 I still have the cat and dress/slip my grandmother made for me in the early 50s. It it my most prized childhood possession.

Cathy

oldjunebug@yahoo.com

Sara (a.k.a Sarloz) said...

i would love Callum i have had my eye on him from the very beginning. He is so cute and i love that he looks so squishy. Every time i go to your etsy store and see him im so tempted to buy but since im tight on money can never justify it. I love thats he is plaid and that his personality is so boyish. When i read your post and saw that i may no longer have a chance to buy him made me a bit sad.

momoshari said...

Callum is saying to me: "Shari, I want to go home with you!" I will give him the love he deserves, Shari Witt, momoshari@yahoo.com

cyn said...

I love all three toys. I can't use my kids as a reason for them, because well they are just soooo cute I want them for myself!!!

I would choose Betsy because I just love the expression on her face and blue is my favorite color. She would match my room!
davidarmijo at zianet dot com

Lil' Miss Polkadot said...

hi,
how beautifully made ...wow

i just love gilda...because my little one has got something with bunnies..most be of the long ears, which he just love to cuddle ;-)

i love them all but gilda is favorite

misspolkadot @ live.nl

http://www.lilmisspolkadot.blogspot.com

Debbie1085 said...

All three of them are so adorable but if I had to make a choice, I would take Gilda but then I will settle for whatever you have left.
Thanks for letting us enter your drawing.

thesewingroomandmore said...

Love them all, probably Callum because it would be for my grandson Asher! Thank you, Barbara for adding such whimsy and beauty to our lives! Kathy From Savannah, Ga. kathybohan@yahoo.com

Yarni Gras! said...

all of them are precious....but I love Betsy the most. Thank you for hosting such a sweet give away!

Yarni Gras! said...

oops....I forgot my info

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Holly said...

They're all just adorable Barbara. I love your work. Have a great summer! :)

Nanceann said...

Barbara, you do great work! These are adorable. I have a nephew and godson, Donato, who will be 1 year old in September. My sister would make sure Callum has a good home and plenty of love. Regardless, anyone who recieves one of these is very lucky.

Kelly said...

I love how each one of your pieces has its own unique charm and character. I would love to welcome Besty into my home as I dearly love little bears. Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent.

Kelly

kellyylitalo@hotmail.com

Debbie Nelsen said...

I would love to have Betsy as I never had a teddy bear of my own and she looks like one I would have wanted. I love the pinafore she is wearing. I promise to love her and squeeze her and share her hugs with my grand daughters.
they all are cute.

AllyKatt said...

i would love to have gilda! my younger son, now 3, was born with cleft lip/cleft palate, and also born on Easter. since that day, he has been known to us as "the bunny" and has a small collection going of bunnies! they don't sit on shelves and collect dust, either, he loves on his bunnies as often as posible! i think he would love to add gilda and her knitted vest a home in his collection!

Anni said...

It's so sweet of you to have a giveaway for your leftover toys - I always feel bad for toys and dolls at stores that don't sell, and often find myself buying ones that are broken or missing a part just because I feel like they must feel dejected when no one buys them. I'll usually do my best to fix them when I take them home!

I would love any of these beautiful dolls, but Callum the squirrel has especially won my heart - he has such a sweet little face, and looks like he just wants to give you a big hug :)

Julie said...

I am about to become a first time grandmother to baby boy. My sons all had lovees ... I think Callum would be a great little friend to my soon to be grandson, Ben.
PS
I love your creativity.

Robyn Rubins said...

I posted this originally on facebook, but I think I need to post it here.

My favorite is Gilda. When my best friend/ boyfriend was diagnosed with brain cancer about a year ago, the first thing I did was knit him a brown bunny (our favorite animal) from one of your patterns. He kept her with him until December 4th 2008, the day that he died. His parents were going to bury her with him, but they decided to hold onto it.

Now every time I think about rabbits, I think of him. I'm knitting some animals from your pattern to donate to children at Childrens Hospital, but I have to give them all away. Gilda would be a great companion for me when I visit Jonathan's grave, or when I knit more cuddly softies. She could be one for me to keep.

My email is iriscanine@aol.com

Cynthia K Paola said...

Callum is the best! Love Gilda too.
But Callum pulls at my heartstrings, as I am one of those crazy squirrel people who feeds them. My backyard is full of them now, and they actually scold me when the feeder's are empty. My daughter love to watch them whenever she can but cant hold them or cuddle them but I think Callum who be the most excellent stand in. Would love to be able to get a photo of Callum with his "wild" cousin's, I can see a story developing there! LOL!
Best of luck to all who enter, anyone of us who enter would be privileged to receive any Barbra Prime original! Fuzzy Mitten Is AWESOME!
Fan for life,
Cyndi

shadows.slave said...

Gilda would be adored by my daughter. She'd be a perfect match too, all bright and cheerful like my Gracie :)

Alisa said...

Betsy is absolutely adorable! I have a sweet niece who would just love the heck out of her!
Thanks for the wonderful patterns and giveaway. I love your site!

Anonymous said...

They are all lovely! I would be so please to have one. I might even share it with my niece. Thanks so much for the generous offer.

holly_morris@hotmail.com

abryan21968 said...

I love all of them, but I think Besty just jumps off the screen. She looks like a little person all dressed in her cute dress. Love to see all your wonderful creations. Definately a Fan!

abryan21968@hotmail.com

diddlinaknits said...

Adorable! What a hard choice but i think Callum is my fave :)
You did a great job on them!

Anonymous said...

Gilda is my favorite, I love the fabric contrast and can just imagine the yellow vest..

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Steph said...

I would love any of them. They're all adorable.

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Tamelyn said...

ooooh, Callum! what a cutie! I am smitten. :)


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Karen said...

I think they're all so cute, but something about Callum speaks to me. He looks like he's ready to go out and couqure the world;)
Karen
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