Sunday, 13 April 2008

Frenchie and The Great Giveaway


Frenchie is an avid crafter. She wants to join UK Crafts Forum but I won't
let her yet. She keeps sneaking on when my back is turned.





Meet Frenchie! She has been my hangover cure for the afternoon. Kiddie has been at her friend's house all day. OH has been diving all day. I've been home alone all day. I should've been sorting out the bedrooms now that one of the wardrobes has arrived and been built, but I thought - "Huh! They're both off doing what they want to. Why shouldn't I?" I was sadly lacking in energy and enthusiasm to do anything too physical (nothing new there then!), whereas sitting on my backside stitching held much greater appeal! And Frenchie is the result. My first dolly designed and made all by myself. She needs a fair bit of tweaking still, but I thought I should introduce her and see what everyone thinks. The hair was obviously pink in honour of my new 'do'. And the name? That's for kiddie, after her fave character in her fave film and who also had pink hair for a time. Needless to say my kiddie has now nabbed said Frenchie and sleeping with her in bed. Good job I made a pattern. Will make some more in the coming days, making refinements as I go.





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***The Great Giveaway.***


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Hmm yes. I didn't really make much of a song and dance about this when I announced it the other day. Thought I would mention it again. To celebrate getting permission to use the Silly Girls doll pattern I decided to do my first giveaway. If you would like to win 'something' (I'm not sure what yet but it will be something I've made) for free then please leave a comment on my blog. I will put the names in a hat and on 19th April draw out a lucky winner. That's not long - only next Saturday - so get your comments in.

Right. That's more than enough from me for one day. Onto real life. I have to reach the summit of Mount Ironing if anyone wants any clothes to wear tomorrow. Flippin' 'eck - it's Monday again already!!!



18 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

Oooooh - I'm up for a freebie! Pick me, pick me!! Love Frenchie by the way - you should definitely make more of those.

Brierley & Clover said...

First time to your blog and shamelessly leaving a comment to be in your giveaway! Frenchie is fab - LOVE the pink hair - who wouldn't?!

incywincy said...

oh, let her join the CF (hehe) What's her craft?

Add me to the hat please =D

pink-petal-designs said...

i love your doll! please enter me in your giveaway, and please come and join in mine too.
You have a lovely blog, im going to read some more,
Sarah x

Miaou said...

I just love that doll - soooo sweet! Will watch with interest for version two. I just love that little snub nose! (and I love the sound of a giveaway ...)

Sprinkles Sparkles said...

Frenchie looks adorable! *wave*
Ill be looking out for her posts though ;)

I'm in for the freebie too. *stamps on swirlys foot and pushes her out of the way!

Katy said...

I just happened upon your blog (via meecrafty's) and you're having a giveaway - hoorah hoorah!! (I am too by the way, so can shamelessly come by mine too, if you like)

jennyflower said...

I can't believe you are publishing such indecency...put some clothes on the poor girl. Seriously can't wait to see what togs your little pink haired princess might favour. Maybe something in black PVC like her mummy? I'd love to go in your draw too please, if you'll have me in your hat!

scarletti said...

Just found my hops across the lilly pads ended up at yours. Frenchie is superb. She looks like she's reaching out for a biiiig hug. Glad you kept a pattern for your sake too!

Emma said...

I really love your dolls, my LO does too, keeps saying "Livis" She is two and says that to any dolls and anything pink!!!

craftyjan said...

apart from having beautiful pink hair is she good at anything else does she dance i think you should make her into a fairy i love fairies i would like o be entered into your giveaway

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Hi - we've recently adopted Wilbur (see my blog) and I'm sure we can find space for one more creation!

Scubabe said...

Came to your blog from Incy's. Love Frenchie, can't wait till my little girl is old enough to play with dolls (she's only 7 months!)

FeltFinland said...

I would love to give 'something' a new home!I'll even felt it some wooly boots to keep it warm here in Finland!
Amanda

Belly Dance Beader said...

Ooh just love your dolls!!!! Can I have one please!!!!. Love your hair by the way!!

Chloe said...

How did I miss this?
I wouldnt mind some of your lovely creativeness in my house ;)

Well done on your crafty blog rating too!

ladesigns said...

Hello - I would love to be entered into your little giveaway. Linked to you from incywincy's blog.
x

ihchicky said...

I don't know if you have done the draw yet, but if not I would like to be included. Thank you a lot. I love your doll. It is very cute.