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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My February Giveaway and a Swap ornie

This month's Giveaway is a little different than most, because it does not include any of my crocheted items. Instead, I want to give you the gift of a manicure and pedicure. I'm offering this ensemble:

Conair Nail Dryer (and yes, I'll include the batteries)
Home Manicure and Pedicure Set
Pink/reddish Nail Lacquer with nail strengthener

The Rules to enter are the same as always:

Just leave a comment on THIS post indicating that you want to enter (i.e. Enter me or I'm in) my Giveaway, just let me know somehow so you won't get left out. 

My followers get an additional entry and so do people who link back to this giveaway on their blogs, facebook or tweet about this. (Just let me know you did this for your extra entries!) Everyone is welcomed to enter, including previous winners and overseas blogging Buddies.

Last Day to Enter is February 23, 2011! Good luck!

While I have your attention, please allow me to show you my newest creation. I call her enchanted Thumbelina. I made her for one of my Swap partners and will be shipping her off to her new home sometime this week. 

This is my design - no pattern - entirely freestyle crochet by me!

I hope my swap partner will like her. The theme of the ornament swap is called "Dressed for Winter" and somehow she just emerged. I think the name Thumbelina fits her and my neighbor said "she's cute"...and "I want one!"

OK, two more pictures because I am very proud of her:

 I like this photo because Gizzy's in the back ground.

View from the back! (I just love her tousled hair -  LOL)

And now, back to the drawing board for my next challenge entitled "Singing in the Rain" - I see a little blue bird holding a bright yellow umbrella...


Parsley said...

I had my first manicure last month and thought to myself "I need to do this at home". So..please enter me!

I follow by the way ;-)

I love your little angel. How clever and cute!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a pretty snow angel! She's fun :-)

Anonymous said...


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Thumbelina is just adorable - you are so creative. And good to see Gizzy there too.

We aren't going to enter your giveaway this month - Mom says she treats herself to a manicure and pedicure, one of the few things she lets someone else do for her:) Very nice gift though.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mindy said...

Wow, she's so cute! I can't believe the creativity you have for making it up as you go!

What a fun giveaway--perfect as spring approaches. Get's everyone ready for sandal weather!

...and I follow you. ;-)

Thanks for a chance to win!

Ginny said...

Thumbelina is adorable!!! And I especially like the back of her, it is almost cuter than the front! Count me in on the giveaway, I think my little granddaughter would love the nail dryer. Now to the bluebird with the yellow umbrella, before I even see it I want it. Can you make me one and I'll send you the money?

Janine said...

Hallo Doris, deine Häkelpuppe ist wirklich einzigartig.
Ich hab letztens nach langer Zeit selber wieder gehäkelt, allerdings nur ein paar Armstulpen.
Hab ich richtig gelesen?
Your monthly giveaway...?
Du bist ja freigiebig, alle Achtung und danke schön.
Das Nagelset ist klasse. Ich könnte das schon gut brauchen, meine Nägel sehen immer aus wie Sau, wenn ich das so sagen darf. Sie brechen mir ständig ab, und ich ahb immer Farbe auf den Finger, tja das bkeibt beim Malen nicht aús.
Ich würde gern teilnehmen.
Alles Liebe , bis bald

Chatty Crone said...

Thumbelina is so pretty! Love her.

And I want to thank you for my winnings in January - they were all beautiful!

Can I enter for February? Or is that too greedy?

Doris you do fabbulous work.


Ann said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.
Thumbelina is adorable, love that hair

Deborah said...

Hi Doris, That is a nice give-a-way.
I love your ornament! It's really nice! But then again, I do like all the things you make!
The coral reefs that you posted are beautiful and I haven't had fondue in a very long time. I really never liked it~
Have a great day!

Short Poems said...

I love your beautiful little angel. Really cute :)

Pfiffigste said...

Liebe Doris,

einen schönen Kommentar hast Du da zum Häkelliebesgeplapper geschrieben.

Einiges war auch traurig zu lesen, deshalb freue ich mich, dass Häkeln helfen konnte.


P.S.: Die Eier: Ich weiß noch nicht, ob ich sie zeigen soll ...


Wenn ich darf, dann mache ich beim Givaway mit, wahrscheinlich ist aber ein Päckchen nach D etwas zu teuer???

Deborah said...

Hi Doris, I forgot,,,,I'll enter!!

gin said...

Thumbelina is just lovely. And she is dressed for winter. I like her hair too.

" me " said...

i'm in !!!

Kimberly R. said...

Thumbelina is so pretty!!
I'd love to enter your fabulous giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

How furry cool!
Count my raiser in - and we follow!


glor said...

Doris, your Thumbelina is adorable. Great work (as always).

Val said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. Now I am going back to look at some of your crocheting. I am crocheting my first baby blanket and it is turning out wonky. So frustrating.

Debbie Hewitt said...

Count me in!!
New follower! Please feel free to stop by: Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie and Lavender Cove and on Twitter @thrftyandfrugal

Red Berry Crochet said...

Doris, just wanted to pop in and tell you how adorable Thumbelina is!

I don't have much in the way of nails, so I'm not entering, but good luck to others - it's a fabulous giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Doris, the wrap is the Tunisian simple stitch. It's a lot of fun to do.

Rein said...

Your snow angel is lovely.

Thendral said...

Include me too in this.... Happy weekend!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your ornament it is just adorable!!! please enter me in your giveaway too and I am a new follower too...come follow me, I would love to get more visits!

Clara said...

Super duper cute little Thumbelina.

Janice said...

I'd love to win!

feltyfun at gmail

Sherry said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and I am a follower of your blog. Your a very creative lady!

Simply Debbie said...

Hello Doris and Gizzy,
Give a soft little hug to petite THUMBELINA. She is too precious. I love her.
Is Gizzy doing okay
Thank You for stopping by to see me yesterday. It was a joy to hear from you.
I would love to be entered in your give away. I wish if I won Thumbelina would hide herself in the
The polish is a very pretty color
It is hard to believe the mosquitoes are already out....the weather is sooo very crazy.
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie

sprinkles said...

I could definitely use a good manicure set like this! Please count me in and I'm a follower.

deedeers30 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thumbelina is so cute! You're so creative. I know your swap partner will love her!