Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blog Give Away!

In an effort to MAKE myself get back to work (seems I've been goofing off in my gardens this spring, focusing on plans for the Maine Teddy Bear Show and just plain being lazy) I thought I'd host a blog give away. My very first here at the Back Road Bears studio!

I'm also taking this opportunity to introduce you to a new project I've been working on.... cloth annie dolls. I went with a sweet and simple design utilizing some of the really fun new and colorful fabrics in the local quilt shops! And by shear accident I happened to find the greatest yarn for doll hair! My annies have embroidered faces with painted eyes and freckles. At 9 inches tall these girls are small enough to be a great companion for a big teddy bear but not so small they'd go unnoticed!

Without further delay may I introduce to you "Sweet Jane"!

One lucky blog reader will win "Sweet Jane" on Sunday, May 31, 2009!

To enter: Simply join my email list by entering your email address in the box below. Then leave a comment to this blog post. (You must do both!) The winner will be selected at random on Sunday, May 31 at 5:00pm eastern and announced here. The winner will also receive a private email message.

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"Sweet Jane" will be shipped absolutely FREE to the winner and arrive carefully packaged with a signed and dated hang tag and extra goodies!

Sign up today for your chance to win "Sweet Jane" and be among the first to know about new bears and annies available, show updates, patterns and kits and more by joining my email list!


Good luck!
Hugs,
Daphne

31 comments:

Marlys said...

Sweet Jane is so cute and a giveaway is exciting. You've made me want to try one of these dolls. I tried to sign up for your emails but it wouldn't let me. I'm guessing that so many people are trying to sign up for your giveaway that you've crashed the site. I'll keep trying.

Marlys

Teddy Bear Lovers said...

It should work now, sorry about that, Marlys!

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Sweet Jane is adorable! I love the cherry fabric you used on her top,her face is just perfect she looks like a happy little girl!!! just beautiful.....hugs, Jennifer

The Whispering Poppies said...

Your Annie doll is sooooo sweet! I love her in her pretty blues. The fabrics you used are scrumptious. Sweet Jane - I'm giggling over the name "Jane" (and I'm sure you know why)! hugs!

Temiru said...

Sweet Jane the fine little girl with very beautiful hair! I will dream of it:)...hugs!
Irina

Linda in MA said...

Sweet Jane is adorable! I already get your email so I didn't sign up again.

Lynn said...

Daphne your blog is a joy to read and I know what you mean about not making bears at the moment as I am at that point right now... taking a break from the mohair. Its nice to read that other bear artist go through this too. Sweet Jane makes me smile. She is in my favorite color blue. What a sweet creation! keep on doing what you are doing as you are very talented.
Hugs, Linda

SueAnn said...

Sweet Jane is a cutie! You have a real flair for making these little dollies, but hope your bear groove isn't done for permanently!

Hugs, Sue Ann

my little annies said...

I love sweet Jane!! she turned out so cute!! I would love it if she came to live with me!! I also singed up for your mailing list. have a wonderful day!!
Brenda

KatieCountryBears said...

Hi Daphne,

An annie doll I had many years ago bought for me from a penpal here in America.
Sweet Jane reminds me of her!

Love kayx.

EvaJ said...

Sweet Jane is a little cutie. I also make dolls. This year it is a sock doll. Have fun with you give away. Eva

bensonbear said...

Well Daphne, we all need a break at times, at the moment I'm feeling a little snowed under myself. At least you were still creating, and it sound like you were still vey busy! I tend to go right off and do NOTHING, then come back to it ready to rock. I've signed up to your mailing list, very interested in trying a show over there if I can get some workshops too! :) See you at the Black and White Ball next week!!!

Laurie said...

Sweet Jane is sooo adorable...just love all the pretty fabrics and colours you have used.

Lyn said...

I couldn't leave a comment when signing up so will leave one here instead:o)) Well done you! She is so pretty and I love the hair colour which goes so nicely with her dress. Doing something different is always a nice break from the mohair so I know what you are meaning.
Take care....Hugs Lyn

Charlotte said...

She is just adorable Daphne!!!

Closing Down Sales! said...

Sweet Jane is so cheerful and lovable! I love her blue hair too. It looks so bright and springy! =D

p.s. Rosalie is so sweet too! =P

Jane Lynne Martin said...

Sweet Jane, now there's a great name, how could I not join in.lol What a cute doll Sweet Jane is Daphne, you really do have that creative flair, but I know that already from seeing your lovely bears. The wool you have used on the doll's hair is just wonderful and compliments her dress, yep you've a winner there in my eyes. Will you be producing more of these cuties I wonder!

Big hugs, Jane.

Pauline said...

it's nice to have a change and make something different, although your bears are beautiful. Sweet Jane is so cute.

Pauline

bkbears said...

I just love your Annie doll This is the kind of dolls I very first started making when I was young. Your Sweet Jane is just too cute I had been planing to make a few of the Annie dolls. The Idea of keeping them somewhat small is great. I hope you whon't get mad if I make mind small too.

MaryAnnW said...

What a wonderful idea - really love the colors you chose for her and her hair. Her sweet expression makes me smile - your creative energy shines through - thanks for sharing - have a great day! MaryAnnW

Nancy said...

Sweet Jane is so adorable. I hope I win! I'll give her a great home.

Shantell said...

She looks like a sweet juicy blueberry!!! Love her...but you already knew that. :o)

Jeremy said...

Daphne,

Sweet Jane is really adorable! I think you may have found another calling. Can't wait to see more dolls like her in the future.

hornet6499 said...

Hi Daphne,
I see that you are at work creating things other than bears. I am working hard on preparing my stock for the Maine Show, and I hope it is as great as it was last year.
~Jessica Felton

Tammy said...

Sweet-Jane is very sweet Daphne ! I love her blue hair :) She even has those close set eyes like your bears too. I'm crossing my everything that she can come live with me. I am very taken with these Annies as of late !

Hugs, Tammy

Nancy D said...

I love the colors you used. Jane is my middle name so maybe....she should come home with me.

Dolores said...

She is absolutely adorable. My favourite colour is blue and it looks like it's Jane's too.

Увлеченная said...

I love sweet Jane!!!I will dream of it:)
hugs from Russia
Olga

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Daphne!! I left you a blog award!! come pick it up....hugs, Jennifer

Alison said...

Daphne,
I finally got my google password out of my hubby so I could post a comment. So many passwords, so little brain space! Anyhow, I love your little Raggedy doll. The blue hair is lovely and I hope I win!

Hugs,
Alison

vicky said...

Que carita,me encanta tengo dentrodemi cuerpo una niña,espreciosa,gracias por compartir este blog tan crativo y bello.Con cariño Vicky