Friday, April 2, 2010

Bit of Whimsy Dolls Giveaway!

If your little one loves her dollies as much as mine
this giveaway is just for you!

I'd like to introduce you to
Sarah of

"I've been sewing since I was 5 years old and made a lot of my own clothes from middle school up until my oldest son was born. Once he came into my life, my focus became baby clothes, baby quilts and bibs. When my daughter was born, I wanted to find her the perfect "first doll" before anyone else did! I couldn't find anything I really, really liked so I settled for a pink velour standard issue baby doll.

I continued to sew and even sold a variety of items on eBay for a few years. I started making patterns for a few of my creations, mainly sweet primitive dolls. A friend of mine told me about Etsy and I listed one of my patterns. I sold 4 patterns in 8 months! I had the idea to start making play dolls instead of display raggedy dolls because I could never find the style of pattern I was looking for when I wanted to sew for my kids. I made Millie Monkey, released the pattern and decided to really work on my Etsy shop. A week or so later, I finally made my daughter the doll I wanted to find her when she was born and Doodle Girl was born. Since then, my daughter has been my main inspiration. She tells me what she wants and I do my best to make it!"

How a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. are these girls!
I love the glasses!

Check out these bunnies.
Perfect for Easter!

I think every little girl needs one of these


seriously. crazy. cute.


And who said boys can't have dolls!
Here is a cute manly version for your little dude.
Check out that eye patch!

Now for the exciting part...
Sarah is generously giving away 3
yes, THREE!
of her adorable patterns (of your choice)!
That means there will be t.h.r.e.e. separate winners!
I know...SO exciting!

I'm not going to lie...
I secretly wanted to keep one of the patterns for myself.
I think I might just have to purchase one to make for Mackenzie.
I know she would LOVE it!
The hard part will be deciding which one.
They are all so cute!

Don't sew?
Sarah also has a ton of cute animals and dolls that she has made for sale.

How can you win?
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)
1. Visit Bit of Whimsy Dolls shop.
Come back here and tell us what your favorite item is.
2. Buy something from her shop.
3. Blog about this giveaway.
Make sure to let me know the blog address where you linked from in your comment.
4. Become a "follower" of my blog "Lu Bird Baby".
It's easy, just click on the link to the right.
5. Follow Sarah on Twitter.
6. Follow me on Twitter.
5. Leave a comment telling us your favorite Easter tradition.

Giveaway will end at midnight
Thursday, April 8th.
Winner will be announced the following day.

86 comments:

The Harris Family said...

I love the butterbean babies. They are so sweet.

The Harris Family said...

I follow your blog

Gail said...

I love all the patterns but the Butterbean babies are my favorite.

Mormishmom said...

So Cute! I especially love Beth and Liberty Lion.

Mormishmom said...

I blogged.

http://mormishgirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/dollies.html

Mormishmom said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Mormishmom said...

I'm following her on twitter.

Mormishmom said...

I'm following you on twitter.

Mormishmom said...

My favorite Easter tradition is dinner with the family.

J Claire said...

I love the Beth dollie because my little girl has worn glasses since she was a toddler which makes her feel uncomfortable at times. I think that she would love to have a baby doll that looks like her!

J Claire said...

I blogged about the giveaway on my blog

http://free-baby-stuff-resources.blogspot.com/2010/04/free-baby-doll-patterns.html

Cole's Corner said...

My favorite Easter tradition is stenciling baby powder pawprints all over my house. My Mom did it for us when we were kids and I've carried it on with mine.

Cole's Corner said...

I love all of Sarah's patterns- but my current favorite that I don't own is the owl.

Laura said...

Love love the Bailey Bunny, Mae Doll, Jo Doll, and my fav the Beth PDF, becasue my 2 year old wears glasses and this would be a cute doll for her :)

Laura said...

im following bitofwhimsy on twitter, my username is laumj88

Laura said...

I'm following LuBirdBaby on twitter, my user name is laumj88

Laura said...

I've been a follower of your blog for a long time :)

Amber said...

I love all of them! I just bought Lilly the Lamb last week and made on for my daughter's Easter basket. Great e-pattern! Easy to follow and the lamb turned out too cute. I am drooling over many other patterns though!

Amber said...

Just blogged about your giveaway!

http://strawberryln.blogspot.com/2010/04/bit-of-whimsey-giveaway.html

Amber said...

I am now a follower :)

Amber said...

Now a follower of Sarah on Twitter!

Amber said...

Now a follower of you on Twitter!

Amber said...

I always look forward to my mom taking me and my siter shopping to buy our new Easter outfits every year. Now I get to enjoy doing this for my daughter...this year I made her outfit and love that I was able to do this!

Kim said...

It is just too incredibly hard to decide! I think I love them all! If I had to choose a right now favorite it would be Lenny the Guinea Pig!! But they are really all too cute!

xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Following Lu Bird Baby on twitter @sparkily

kimberly.long at gmail dot com
xo

Kim said...

Following her on twitter! xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Easter tradition is a large egg hunt! It's usually a big deal for all the kids in our family!!! xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

So cute! I love the Millie Monkey pattern!! I'd love to make one for my lil monkey

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I follow your blog

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

And I now follow you on twitter

Stephanie said...
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Jessica said...

I love the butterbean babies.

Jessica said...

I follow your blog

Stephanie said...
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Jessica said...

I love all of Sarah's dolls & patterns!!! Right now I'm loving the bunny pattern :)

Jessica said...

I recently bought Emily the Pony for my little pumpkin's Easter basket!! It was hard to put her in there...I secretly wanted to keep her all to myself!! tee hee hee

Jessica said...

I've had your blog on my blogroll for some time, but just became an official follower :)

Jessica said...

Just became a follower of Sarah/Bit of Whimsy on twitter.

Jessica said...

Now following you too on twitter :)

Jessica said...

My family's favorite Easter tradition is taking our little ones to have pics with real live bunnies. I love to see how their reaction's change every year. Grace's first year (she was almost 1) she wouldn't touch the bunny at all, her second year she wanted to take off with the bunny, basket and all. This year, she was so sweet and giggly with the bunny! And our little guy - Hudson - he's 9 months and LOVED the bunny...almost too much. He SQUEEZED that little bunny so hard I feared for the bunny's life!

Happy Easter!

Lisa said...

I love Finnegan Fox - he's so cute!

karma-dee said...

Following your blog.
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karma-dee said...

Following bitofwhimsy on Twitter
lisacarmody12 at yahoo dot com

karma-dee said...

Following LuBirdBaby on Twitter (karma_D)
lisacarmody12 at yahoo dot com

karma-dee said...

Favorite Eater tradition is not mine but an Armenian friends - chitchit eggs, not sure if that's how it's spelled. Basically hard boiled eggs are knocked together by two contestants, whoever breaks their egg loses. Fun!
lisacarmody12 at yahoo dot com

Abigail&Alison said...

My favorite is the Beth doll epattern.

Abigail&Alison said...

I follow your blog.

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog!

Jennifer said...

I have been a fan of Sarah's for quite a while now -- I think have purchased 7 patterns and love them all. I think my new next want-pattern is Katie the Kitten.

sjones said...

so cutE
shantelhjones at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

wow. these patterns are sooo cute! i cannot decide between the john and mae doll patterns. either one would be so cute :)

Cynthia said...

i have followed your lovely blog for a while ;)

Cindy J said...

added you on twitter! :)

Cindy J said...

added her on twitter! :)

Cindy J said...

my favorite easter tradition (starting this year!) is taking my baby girl to see the easter bunny & getting her photo taken, and buying & making pretty things for her hello kitty easter basket!

Cindy J said...

&... my favorite item from her shop is the bunny pattern -- I purchased it last summer and made my daughter a few of them before she was born! :) They're all lined up in her crib!

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

Favorite Easter tradition: There was a small pond near my granparents' house. We'd go there and our Grandpa would take a nice family pic.

Kristie said...

I'm a follower

Kristie said...

favorite tradition is letting the kids decorate easter eggs and then of course the hunt

Gorby family blog said...

I like the Mae doll pattern

Gorby family blog said...

I follow your blog :)

Gorby family blog said...

I follow Sarah on twitter :)

Little Momma & Co. said...

i love elodie the elephant! my son would LOVE it :)

ellen
ellenbjohnson@live.com

Little Momma & Co. said...

i follow your blog!
ellen
ellenbjohnson@live.com

Amy said...

my favorite easter tradition is dying the eggs with my kids. when we get to the last egg it must go in every color to create what we call the mud egg! what is so fun is that this tradition has been passed down from my mom to my brothers and me and now to my kids and all my nieces and nephews. I love it when a tradition gets passed down!

Amy said...

i think I am going to go with my son on this one instead of my daughter for a change...so hard crafting and sewing for boys!...I would love to have the John Doll Pattern!!! But heck I could always change my mind in the end! So many cute things to pick from

Amy said...

I follow your blog via bloglines...does that count?!

Heather McCurley said...

I love them all! So cute, but my daughter has a thing about elephants. She loves them so I would have to pick Elodie the Elephant!
HeatherMc1(at)msn(dot)com

Heather McCurley said...

I follow your blog too!

Heather McCurley said...

I love the Easter Egg Hunt! We always have lots of family and lots of eggs. It's so much fun!

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I adore so many, it was hard to pick. It is between Camryn the Kitten or Roger the Monkey!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I follow your blog.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

An easter tradition we always had that I have continued was making little chocolate nests out of shredded wheat and mini eggs!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Barry said...

SOOOO cute!!! I love the dolls.

Jenny said...

It's hard to pick a favorite with Bit of Whimsy since these are already among my favorite patterns! I don't have the Harper Hedgehog pattern yet and my oldest daughter is quite taken with that pattern, so I'd pick that as a current favorite.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Jenny said...

I just became a follow of your blog!

Jenny said...

I already follow her on Twitter!

Jenny said...

I started following you on Twitter!

Mare said...

Just became a follower! I LOVE these dolls!

Mare said...

I just love all the items on the Etsy shaop, but it seems that the Mae doll has stole my heart!

Jamie said...

I love the Mae Doll and know my little girl would love it too!
jamietruwe at yahoo

Jamie said...

I am a follower of this blog!
jamietruwe at yahoo

Jamie said...

My favorite Easter tradition is hiding the easter baskets that are full of goodies!
jamietruwe at yahoo

Gigi said...

Welllll I love all her patterns and have about 8 of them, but I want that sweet Pony soo bad!!!!!!

thefree said...

So Cute! I especially love Beth and Liberty Lion. Just saying you are very inspiring. Thanks!
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