Sunday, August 9, 2009

HandmadeMN Giveaway - Stars Apon Thars

By Toni of Wild Dog Studio

Congratulations to Jessica, who was last week's giveaway winner! Jessica runs Crazy Daisies Designs on Etsy. Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this weeks giveaway!


Today we bring you "George", from Denise of Stars Apon Thars. Check out her blog to see her latest needle felted critters (she'll be listing them in her shop soon!) If you scroll towards the bottom you can see a slide show. They are so cute!



George is 6" of 100% needle felted merino wool and took a bit over 6 hours to make. He is wonderfully soft to the touch and very cuddly, but do not let him fall into the paws or teeth of animals or young kids . What is he? Denise calls her animals "Franken-critters", as they are a blending of different animal features. Technically, this would make him a Chimera. He doesn't mind a spot cleaning with a wet washcloth but is not fond of being submerged (he is part cat after all). He does enjoy a nice blow drying on low/cool setting to fluff up his fuzzy bits and get off any dust.


How to Enter:
Visit Denise's blog, peruse her posts or scroll to the bottom to see a slide show of her fun needle felting. Pick a favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments, or just click here.)

For this giveaway you must be a US resident.

Please make sure we have a way to contact you!


For Bonus Entries:
Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow HandmadeMN on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Become a Facebook fan. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

Contest ends Saturday, August 22th at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck!

HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win


58 comments:

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I love the lion creature!!!

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I tweeted! http://www.LilBitSassy.twitter.com

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I became a FB fan (Rhonda Cooley)

Abby said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10440705

This one is my fave it is so cute!







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Amber said...

bunny girl is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl F said...

I love the dinosaur/gator looking critter.

blabla3269 said...

bunny girl for girl power!

robin_titan said...

My favorite is the colorful lion. It looks kind of sad though but still really beautiful made :)

Glorious Hats said...

Oh, oh oh, one amazing critter. Having shared a booth with Denise at Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival can tell you all that Denise's work is beyond amazing. Great character and style; plus wonderful firm felt.

People were so drawn to her sculptures during that festival, it was great to be there.

Wishing all entrants good luck in this giveaway. Jane

kdkdkd said...

I like the Lion but my son went gaga for the dino/gator creature

Midnightcoiler said...

Between her blog and her Etsy shop there's a lot to like! From her shop my favorite is this electronics keeper:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9757638

From her blog I also love the mushroom fantasy container.

midnightcoiler

mogrill said...

I like Bunny Girl. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Jaci said...

George is soooo cute! I love the blue faced dolls in the blog!
Jaci
ByTheWay.etsy.com

Jaci said...

I tweeted the cute Franken-critter (appropriately named for a critter from MN!)>
http://twitter.com/ByTheWay2/status/3249917715
Jaci
ByTheWay.etsy.com

CathyH said...

Amazing!I love the dragon with the snake tail.

CathyH said...

Hello..I follow now, thanks!

CathyH said...

FB fan too! (Cathy Horner)

Kristen said...

wow! I love all of her creatures as well as the mushrooms in the teacup! Amazing talent! can't wait to see bunny girl completed!

Kristen said...

following you on twitter :)

niftyknits said...

I can't enter cos I'm not in the US :-( but I just wanted to say he's amazing - and I've tweeted anyway http://twitter.com/NiftyKnits/status/3293658857

CourtneyJo said...

tweeted about this lovely giveaway!
http://twitter.com/cjyager
xoxo
<3 courtney
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CourtneyJo said...

following your blog.
yay!
courtney
cjyager07@yahoo.com

CourtneyJo said...

following you on twitter!!
<3s it
Courtney
cjyager07@yahoo.com

CourtneyJo said...

I became a fan on FB!! yay
http://www.facebook.com/courtney.yager

xoxo
courtney
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The3Maries said...

Love bunny girl

http://the3maries.blogspot.com

erma said...

I like the bunny girl.
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Giveaway Goddess said...

i Love the little mushroom hut landscape, very cute!

Giveaway Goddess said...

Cute gnome pillow at the Snuggery - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20797666

and my hubby would love this guitar pick necklace - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22369892

Giveaway Goddess said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/BlogGiveaways/status/3448974281

Giveaway Goddess said...

blogged - http://freebloggiveaways.com/2009/08/21/george-giveaway/

Giveaway Goddess said...

i follow through google friend connect

Giveaway Goddess said...

I follow on twitter - http://twitter.com/BlogGiveaways

minishoes1 said...

Great giveaway! from the Crazy Busy shop I love the Demin rose wrislet. So cute and trendy! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I am a new follower. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! George is awesome! I love the wolf-looking critter on your blog.

Terri C
(please contact me through Toni K)

FDP 4 Life said...

the lion one is my fave

SunnyDaze said...

What an interesting art! My favorite is "Socrates". Thanks for the giveaway!

SunnyDaze said...

My favorite at the other shops are the Rainbow Window Star - ulti-Color Suncatcher, and the Set of 5 Handmade Nature and Animals 7/8 Inch Fabric Covered Buttons.

SunnyDaze said...

I blogged: http://sunnydaze99.blogspot.com/2009/08/handmademn-stars-apon-thars-giveaway.html

SunnyDaze said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnydaze98/status/3467311527

SunnyDaze said...

I follow your blog (Sunny Daze)!

SunnyDaze said...

I follow HandmadeMN on twitter (sunnydaze98)!

SunnyDaze said...

I'm a fan on facebook (Sunny Daze)!

Swtlilchick said...

My favorite is Socrates,he is so cute

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Swtlilchick said...

Following your blog

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Swtlilchick said...

Following you on Twitter
http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick

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Swtlilchick said...

Fan on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

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Swtlilchick said...

Tweeted:Swtlilchick
http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/3470326383

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Swtlilchick said...

I also like the Cute Cowboy Knitting tote from carriescraftfair's shop

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=50304

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purango said...

The Dragon is my favorite. It looks so real. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

I love the Socrates doll!

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lilyk said...

I became your Facebook fan under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

lilyk@mail2world.com

blueviolet said...

I had no idea there was that much you could do with felting! I loved the pendants and those little colored mask people sitting on balls (I know that's a terrible description) and the polar bear. Really cute stuff!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet said...

I follow your blog!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet said...

I follow on twitter (blueviolet)

blueviolet said...

I'm a facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/doot65

Toni said...

Thanks so much for all your entries! We'll be drawing a winner later today.

Toni