Tuesday, June 8, 2010
You know what we haven't done on this here blog in ages? A giveaway!
I'm always coming across cute things that I want to share with you guys, but- I don't want to takeover this space with posts of all of the "I wants", ya know? I need to save room for all of the "watch my kid stomp in puddles!" and "check out my giant lop sided baby belly" posts. But sometimes, every once in awhile, I have the opportunity to share the "I want" with you, so today, thats exactly what I'm going to do...
Dawn over at Lost Sentiments, has so graciously offered up a handmade tiny amigurumi teddy of your choice, to one of our lucky friends (that would be you).
I could give you a million reasons why I love these teddy's, but I've got a loaf of brown rice bread to bake, an entire downstairs worth of hardwood floors to clean, and a child (who is in her bedroom for time out for the next hour, due to rudely knocking her brother down the slide, stealing his plastic tool toys, running away laughing about it, and then kicking me multiple times) to yell at- so I'll only be able to give you a few (reasons, for liking them, in case you got lost in the my-child-is-a-beast rant).
And some of those reasons are...
I really like faceless characters. Faceless being, nothing I've seen on a commercial for anything, ever. Friends that come with previously determined attitudes or expectations (I adored Strawberry Shortcake when I was a little girl, but according to her, and now my daughter, there should be cream and sugar added to everything) turn my child's playtime into a headache. Its not always so bad (we still indulge in the occasional Pooh Bear or Donkey from Shrek toy), but I prefer it when she really has to put that imagination of hers to work, to bring a new friend to life.
These little guys are handmade, they come from a smoke free pet free home. And they're so itsy bitsy cute (standing at only 4" tall).
These amigurumi bears are machine washable! YES!! ...I can't stand it when my kids have a toy that is "spot clean only", because really- can you spot clean only anything, after its been in tiny little applesauce covered hands? No matter how hard we try to wipe down the applesauce from in between the fingers when getting the little ones down from the table, it still manages to appear out of nowhere, doesn't it?
Can you tell I'm having kind of a rough morning? My husband started swing shift yesterday, things are hectic. And the monster is out of timeout now.
This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. Heck lets just go ahead and make it worldwide, won't we? Anybody can win.
This giveaway will close on Tuesday June 15th. The winner will be contacted by email the next day (Wednesday the 16th).
Ok, so- recap. Visit Dawn's shop. Leave a comment saying which tiny bear you'd like to win (and why). Leave your email. Anyone can win.