Wednesday, December 3, 2008

today's the day!

Thanks to everyone who left comments...My team of  impartial judges will be picking the winner this morning, and I'll announce who won later today. Good luck everyone, and Happy Holidays!

I'm a firm believer in the notion that 'tis better to give than to receive, so I've jumped on Sew Mama Sew's Give-Away Day, 2008 bandwagon. Artists all over the blogosphere will be offering up their beautiful handmade goods in a gesture of peace on earth and goodwill to all.

So, here's my contribution:

"love nest"

it's a little mixed media shrine to love and home, made of natural materials and found objects.


here's a closer look:


(no parakeets were harmed in the making of this shrine)


I found the the tiny little heart rock in a delivery of 6,000 pounds of pea gravel delivered to my house last summer. It's about the size of my pinky fingernail...

So, now for the rules:
  1. Leave a comment on this blog by 12 midnight, Pacific Time, December 3rd
  2. One comment per person, please...this is not a Pioneer Woman giveaway!
  3. Include a link to your blog in your comment.
  4. If you're not a blogger, please let me know how I can contact you in the event that you're chosen.
  5. My team of impartial observers (see photo below) will choose the winner's name from a large food bowl, and I will attempt to extract it before it's swallowed.


I'll announce the winner on Thursday, December 4th, and I'll ship it to you anywhere in the world next Monday, December 8th.
Good Luck!

And after you're done commenting, pop on over to Camp Cactus, where you can check out more lovely handmade items filling up the studio for our group Holiday Sale this weekend!
See ya...

133 comments:

Miss Crafty said...

That is simply beautiful and ties in wonderfully with my current nest/bird obsession. Count me in! (fingers crossed).

mirage said...

You are talented well done. Gosh can you ship the dogs they are beautiful!

Natalija said...

Wonderful idea for a giveaway :)
Please count me in.

mub said...

This is really amazing. I'm in!

Julie said...

so cute, thanks!

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

Beautiful!! Please count me in. :)

The Giveaway Diva said...

omg this is amazing!! how wonderful it would be to win this!! thanks!!

trinitylou said...

Oh my goodness, that s so beautiful! Please count me in!!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

valerieann118 said...

So cute! Count me in please. You can reach me at valerieann118@msn.com but I'm leaving for Mexico (yay!) on Saturday so if I win (crossing my fingers I do) hopefully I can respond before we leave.

miss said...

oh, my goodness! that is just lovely!

thank you for entering me.

Heather said...

Oh wow, that shrine is beautiful. How serendipitous to find the heart rock.

I'd love to be in with a chance of winning it, and my blog is here - http://wideeyedwonderfuls.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

A lovely shrine to be sure. Hope I win!!!!
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/watalulu

shellyfish said...

This is so lovely - delicate and beautiful! And your judges are adorable!

vlijtig said...

What a cuty! I would love to win this little jewel.

Rane said...

This is lovely!
Aaaw.. no bribing?LOL!
They are cute!
You can e mail me at:
iremembersleep@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Not fair, your give-away gift is better than mine! I love it!

Ludmilla said...

I've been browsing, because of Sew, Mama, Sew and not entering contests. What a lovely work of art you've made for give-away day. I'll keep reading.

I Am Nacho Mama said...

What an awesome idea. I love it.

kellyn2girls1boy said...

I like the chance to win your wonderful giveaway!

Tabbi said...

I love heart rocks they are so special!

Belltree Family said...

This is a very beautiful piece of art. I love it. Count me in as well.

Camellia said...

so pretty. Please include me in your give-away. Thank you.

Danielle said...

Count me in! What a great giveaway!

Ingrid said...

I just love this! You are super talented.

Christy said...

That's a beautiful work of art! Take care and happy holidays! xx

Herbal Tonya here said...

so beautiful. I love it
http://theherbalway.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

what a lovely shrine. thank you for such a neat nest giveaway!

affectioknit said...

That little bird's nest is adorable! So are the labs!

Erin said...

Grandpa would love this for Christmas! Add my name to the dog dish!

Liz said...

Wow, that is really unique and pretty! You could spend a lot of time studying it.
The dogs are also wonderful too!

tammiemarie said...

wow, how cool! I love the tiny heart rock!

Linda and Greg said...

I would love to win!! Thank you!
anthonlm01(at)aol(dot)com

Rebelflame said...

Wow! That little nest would look adorable on a shelf in my sewing room!

Heidi said...

That is amazing.

Bird said...

omigoodness! it is the most beautiful little thing EVER!

Cindy Roden said...

How adorable!
wanderasiwonder@yahoo.com

Jingle said...

What a neat mixed media piece! I love it! And for the record...I have two black labs...they are easier to bribe than a politician! LOL!

Steph said...

What a great set of judges!
stephw7@sbcglobal.net

peppersprouts said...

this is teh most amazing piece i have seen a a long while! amazing!

Rowena said...

Now, that is just lovely.

I am trying to build a "home" altar myself, but it keeps getting neglected. This would fit in just fine.

http://warriorgirl.blogspot.com/

Tanaya said...

this is just beautiful. really special, i love it!

Deb said...

too funny -- I love your helpers, and your work is just stunning!!! Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!!!

kim baker said...

Great giveaway, and lovely work.

Festive tidings!

deliarose said...

What a beautiful piece of art! I love the mix of materials you used.

buebau said...

I'm for this one. It's so beautiful...
Stop by my blog and enter my giveaway too :)

melissa s. said...

so, so sweet and clever. i would love to win this! happy holidays!

shaina said...

that's cool!
kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Here doggy doggy, HERE doggy doggy!

I really love your shrine. I am a big shriner, and not in the little car parade kind of way!

Glad to your blog acquaintance!
Cheers,
Tracey

B said...

seriously?! That is too cute. And you made me bust out laughing when you said this isn't a Pioneer Woman giveaway.

Still chuckling.

And still.

Thanks for the laugh if nothing else.

two hippos said...

heat. love your canine selectors.

Lauren said...

Wow, that is quite beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable giveaway. Kim
kguerrier@strongtie.com

Dana said...

Soooo great! Love it!

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness this is just too stinkin' cute!!! Count me in!!

Stephanie said...

I hope you aren't injured attempting to retrieve the winning number! LOL. Those two are adorable. Let them know I have a box of dog biscuits & am not above attempting bribery. It works for my dogs! :)

Rachael said...

Love the shrine! It's really precious, and would love love love to display this in my home! I have a blog on this same server - though it seriously needs updating!



http://orange-mushroom.blogspot.com/

Mommy's Home!! said...

Beautiful!!

Tina said...

What that is so adorable and creative. Love the pic of the prize-winner-choosers.

Beth said...

Gorgeous!

Andrea said...

I love this little shrine! How sweet! And I love your blog name. Hope to be back soon. Thanks for being a part of the giveaway! :)

Victoria said...

That is gorgeous and your dogs are so handsome! I am currently blogless but can be reached at [vboundy@gmail.com]

Viv

Wendy said...

That is precious and so unique. Definitely throw my name in! My blog link is http://calvarygirl.blogspot.com

Thanks!!

Tamarama said...

How would I keep up with the neighborhood goings on without you?

Amanda said...

Love giveaway day!

agtobler@yahoo.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

How adorable. I love that you found a little rock that looks like a heart.

Please enter me and this is my blog, but you email:

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com


-lauren

MichelleB said...

Well, how lovely is this!

elizabeth said...

here puppy, puppy....pick my name!

Madame FM said...

That is so beautiful.

Sal said...

This is really beautiful!

Kelly said...

simply beautiful. enough said. what else could I say?

Elizabeth said...

This is a REALLY cool idea and beautifully executed. Thanks for posting!

JeanneJ said...

Love Your Labs, we had a yellow female named Belle, our Daughters all learned to stay in the yard with Belle dragging them back in. MEMORIES!!!!! I love your little mixed media, I have a sewing room it would look great in. Thanks for sharing. Jeanne

kate said...

This is so amazing. Please count me in!

Kimara said...

LOL...I wouldn't even attempt to get anything out of my dog's mouths...once in...gone forever. Anyway...this is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kimara
www.weefolkart.com

Charlotte said...

Love the love nest. And even if I don't win, you've inspired some ideas for a project of my own. . .but I'd love to win!

charbeet(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sara said...

I can't believe how beautiful that is! You are truly talented.

Debra said...

Oh, your puppies are soooo cute!!!!

Fidget said...

i love this! I have am altoids tin ive been itching to turn into something. its sitting there all prepped just waiting

c said...

So lovely. Thanks for the give away. wish I can win.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful of you to give this beauty away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a win.

Sandy in NJ
Pecsan114@optonline.net

craftmonkey said...

love it!

craftmonkey.typepad.com

saganaga said...

Please enter me! Thanks!!!

Mam√°Changa said...

Cute!! Love the fact that the dogs are picking it out!!

Hugs & Blessings!

SimplyFabulous said...

That is so sweet!

willowtreecreek said...

HAHAH! I love how P-dub always says one comment and people leave like 10 each. I'll only leave one! I promise!

sarah said...

Oh, I love it!

SandyQuilts said...

I have some nice homemade doggie treats ... would they like some? LOL

You definitely are talented ... they are beautiful. Please enter me, thanks.

Moira-Lin said...

Love it!

Kali said...

I'd love the chance to win this gift. Thank you for your kindness!

Holly said...

That's lovely. I haven't seen another giveaway like this one - very beautiful and original idea.

Erica said...

That's gorgeous!

egboyce@yahoo.com

Rita said...

Thank you for this giveaway opportunity! This is one of the most beautiful artworks I have ever seen!!

ccswch said...

Wow!!! Absolutely awesome giveaway!!!

Christy
http://ccswch.wordpress.com

logos63 said...

I'd like soooo much to win your great giveaway, this love nest is simply delightful and it should be a perfect gift for my birthday (yes, yes, it's tomorrow, 4th of december! :o)...)...so I'll keep my fingers crossed, goodness knows if Fortune will smile on me! ;o)

A big hug from Italy and thanks again so much for this chance!

Sonia Vasconcelos said...

Love it.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Julianne said...

I would love to win!!

gregjulianne@juno.com

michelou said...

what a beautiful piece of art. I LOVE it.

Michelle
michelou@gmail.com

~Q~ said...

I love it - so beautiful and so intricate! And your dogs are gorgeous too! Thanks for the chance to enter!

cariinCA said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sonia said...

Wow, I love boxes! It's an interactive piece of art! I hope I win!

suburban farm said...

What a great piece of art. Happy give away day

9patchnurse said...

Very cool! And I don't know how those two observers got those juicy steaks!

Mariah said...

Those Pioneer Woman give aways are known far and wide.

Thanks for participating in this give away. Your work is wonderful.

I have no blog
millergirl59@gmail.com

best

Baba said...

Oh I love this! Love mixed media artist! Thanks for the chance!

Lisa said...

Hee hee! I like the Pioneer Woman line. And it's good to know no parakeets were harmed...I have a conure who I'd ocasionally like to harm.

Laurie said...

This is by far the BEST giveaway on the list. AMAZING work. And I love the name of your blog. I'll be back often to see how things are going with you!

serahrose said...

Oh, wow, I love it. It's gorgeous. I'm over at serahrose.wordpress.com

Khaleidascope said...

wow! your 'love nest' is so pretty. i would love to enter this giveway. please contact me by e-mail if I win. *crosses fingers* thanks!!!

Linda said...

How beautiful!

ljs742(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a lovely shrine and the heart rock and blue feather make it so special.
I don't have a blog, but my e-mail is:
annasoc1 at verizon dot net

Anna

aprylian said...

Cute! Great Giveaway! Nice to meet you! You can see my giveaway here:

http://aprylian.blogspot.com/

Apryl

Samantha said...

I love birds- and you did such beautiful work. Thank you for offering this piece!

Samantha
www.samanthasgarden.wordpress.com

Alexis said...

This is amazing!

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

I love the wee box .... and the matched set of pups. Thanks for posting. You can find me at http://pengellypastimes.blogspot.com

lao80 said...

Those are really beautiful

ChrisC said...

Oh my goodness. I am SO in love with this lovely artwork! I have a windowsill in my office full of heart-shaped rocks, and a built-in shelf in my bedroom crammed with bird and tree-themed art and nature finds. I would love, love, love to win this!

My blog is at bookgeekgirl.blogspot.com

Maggie said...

Thank you for the chance at your giveaway and have a great holiday with your puppies.

katelin said...

wow this is amazing!! please enter me in for sure!!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail.com

FlowerMomma said...

very beautiful!

crazyestonian said...

This is so beautiful! I have to read back in your blog to see more of your things :)

Ali said...

Too pretty! I know exactly where to put this :)

courtneyb said...

What an amazing shrine! I've never seen anything like it! Please, please, please eat me puppies :)

edward and lilly said...

I may be too late as I'm on a different time zone but just wanted to say this little mixed media piece is just lovely, and as for your give away selectors they are just beautiful.

cathy gaubert said...

oh my...it's perfect.

Shannon Hillinger said...

How beautiful.
My blog is http://maydela.livejournal.com, but I found you through the sew mama sew main list.

dana said...

What a beautiful and interesting prize.
Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

danawillard@gmail.com

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

e-mail: perfectpunkin@yahoo.com

marcela said...

Oh wow! so beautiful! beautiful details! thanks for the chance to win.

markymarcela(at)hotmail(dot)com

rayna said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

katie said...

i think i am a few minutes too late, so many blogs so little time.

Stephanie said...

That's so beautiful! I think it's the most original and sincere SMS giveaway item I've seen. Thank you for the chance to try for it!

Best wishes,
Stephanie

Stephanie
junktime2000@yahoo.com

flowersbyfarha said...

Well, I'm totally too late, unless you count me in some other time zone, lol!

That's ok. I'm just saying hi and expressing my amazement that you could find and pick out a teeny tiny little heart shaped rock out of 6,000 lbs.

I think, when they were passing out Lost & Found Faeries, they gave me the ones who are good at losing things, and gave you the ones who are good at finding them.

How lucky we all are that you have such a good eye--for seeing what is in the midst of rubble and seeing where it really belongs.

Such a gift you are.

pugslet said...

So beautiful. I just found you blog. I hope I'm not too late. Please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway...thanks.
Melissa
mbabecka@hotmail.com