Monday, 23 March 2009

Woof woof! Giveaway!

My workroom has been run amok with these little chaps this weekend. The Handmade Craft Fair team put out a request for samples for their goody bags to be given out to the first 200 visitors to the craft fairs. These went down a storm last year at Handmade Oxford. I spent a while thinking of something I could make that reflects my work and is small enough for a goody bag. So I came up with these mini versions of my dogs.


They are based on the larger dogs, made with vintage fabric, a little stuffing and backed with felt. I've made two versions, one with a loop for hanging and another with a brooch back so it can be worn as a brooch or pinned to a bag.

I've also made some flower brooches for the goody bags. These are a very good way of using up vintage flowery scraps, but I've enjoyed making these so much I think I will make some more to sell as well.

I also need to pick a dog or cat to donate to the Handmade Cambridge raffle. The Blue Cross will be raffling off lots of handmade lovelies to raise money for their animal adoption charity - so one of my dogs or cats would be perfect! But which one should I put up for adoption! Its a tough choice. This is where I need your help. Have a look at my Fabric Nation folksy shop and leave a comment to vote for which cat or dog should be entered into the raffle. Everyone that leaves a comment with a vote on this post will then be entered into a draw on 1st April to win their own little Fabric Nation goody bag with one of my mini doggies, a brooch and gocco print. Happy voting!

30 comments:

Linden said...

Beautiful cats and dogs! Some of those fabrics make me very nostalgic (yes, I am that old...)

A difficult choice but I think it has to be this lovely cat:

http://www.folksy.com/items/17744-Vintage-fabric-kitty-cat?shop=yes

jennyflower said...

I like Suzy the ice cream eating dog. I think she would raise them LOADS!

Fabric Nation said...

Thanks Linden. Just read your blog too! People are strange on public transport! I always get irked by people sitting on the outside seat to put you off from attempting to climb over them to sit down!

Fabric Nation said...

Thanks jenny too!

liz said...

I love them all and I think Timmy has the character to meet new people and spread some joy. (I think the mini-versions are wonderful as well)

L xx

Christinesew said...

Lovely little dogs and cats. How about Timmy the dog?

Digital Misfit said...

Adorable! My vote is for the delightful Betty http://www.folksy.com/items/16738-Vintage-fabric-dog?shop=yes
Her colours are perfect for spring.

heidig@gmail.com

vintage girl said...

I love all of them, but if I was forced to decide I'd go with Kitty the Cat! Hope your decision gets easier not harder! Lisaxxx

Sew Recycled said...

Being a cat person I would normally say a cat, but having seen your dogs, they are so cute I will vote DOG!
Emx

Miss Frugality said...

Oh what a lovely prize! I adore the fabrics you use. Over at your lovely folksy shop my favourite would have to be this
http://www.folksy.com/items/17784-Vintage-fabric-kitty-cat?shop=yes

I just love the cute design and the placement of the flowers is gorgeous!

Pickled Weasel said...

My vote is for Ian the very dapper and dandy blue kitty. I love his flower :)

caseykoester said...

Hi! I saw your comment on U-Handblog. Your stuffed animals are really wonderful. I love how you've incorporated so many different fabrics.

My favorite one is Minnie. I love the combo of the pink polka dot and the floral.

(ps - I'm doing a giveaway now too!)

Rebekkah said...

Hi!

Saw your comment on u-handbag and so glad I did, your creations are gorgeous!

It's a really tough choice, but I think Molly the dog wins for me:

http://www.folksy.com/items/16734-Vintage-fabric-dog?shop=yes

Thanks!

Fabric Nation said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and votes. I'm going to have to make a little rosette for the winning pet!

Leah said...

They are all so cute it's hard to decide which to choose...

... but I think I'm going to have to vote for Timmy dog - as I'm sure we had some curtains like him many many moons ago!!

lej619 said...

O my I like them all.
But have to say Miss Ruby the cat. I like the way the flowers fall on her body

Janet said...

Ooh, a hard choice.. I think I like Molly the best http://www.folksy.com/items/16734-Vintage-fabric-dog?shop=yes

I hope whichever one you pick raises lots of money!

MomentsByMartha said...

fantastic promos!

For the raffle i vote for this guy: http://folksy.com/items/17735-Vintage-fabric-dog?shop=yes co sute!

luluvision said...

I think Percy would like to be the one donated!

Forever Foxed said...

Timmy gets my vote too!

BeadyPool said...

Betty for me please, the fabric reminds me of my gran and I love blues and greens Vx

Crafty Koala said...

Its such a hard choice as I love them all, but Ian the Kitty with the amazing blue and green fabric would cheer anyones day xx

nifty thrifty said...

I love Betty and think you should put her up for adoption by me - oh no sorry - for your give-away. She remibds me of my pyjama case when I was about 5. I loved her dearly, carried her everywhere, and chewed her nose for comfort. She was blue and white checked.

Noodlefish Crafts said...

I love your work and the mini versions are adorable!

My vote is for Timmy

x

Pam said...

I saw Miss Minnie and I was transported back to a far away place where books were carried in a psychedelic pink and red bag, made by my mother. She definitely gets my vote.
P x

Karen said...

My favourite is Timmy who can be found here http://www.folksy.com/items/17783-Vintage-fabric-dog?shop=yes. He looks like he'd be a v popular prize and entice people to join the raffle just to win him! I know I would enter just to be in with a chance of getting my paws on him!

Karen/Shamu
;-))

Fabric Nation said...

Thanks for all your comments and fabric memories too, I've really enjoyed these! Looking forward to counting the votes at the end of Tuesday!

jo said...

Think it's got to be Timmy for me too.

Jo xx

angeltreats said...

I vote for Minnie the snowball-chasing dog! But they are all lovely.

Fabric Nation said...

And the winner is.... Timmy! He will be donated to the Blue Cross stall. Minne was second and Betty and Kitty were joint runners up! Thanks for all your votes and comments. I'll pick a swap winner later today as the adjudicator is fast asleep!