Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to me! Presents for YOU! (giveaway!)

Dear Friends,



I'm turning 24 on Sunday, so I thought, 
"What better way to celebrate than with presents?"  

But this time the presents are for YOU!



Abby from Sew Much Ado and Holly from Cherry Lane Textiles have teamed up to bring you this awesome giveaway to celebrate my day of birth.  (Thanks ladies!)  I couldn't be more excited about it.  A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to be a pattern tester for Abby's Ruby Lou Doll.  Well, let me just tell you--this pattern is awesome.  It is clear, easy to follow, and fun to make.  Oh, and did I mention that it's E-A-S-Y!  Because it is.


I could tell just from reading the pattern that this dolly was going to turn out great, so I wanted to use some special fabric to make her extra cute.  So of course I used some of my favorite fabric from Cherry Lane Textiles.  Holly keeps her shop stocked full of cheery, bright, beautiful fabric.  Perfect for little Ruby.

Allow me to introduce her.

Ruby is always happy to greet us.

I love her sweet face.

And who can help but love her little shoes?

She's always well-behaved.

And she always laughs at our jokes.

She's a good thinker.

And she always does her toe-touch stretches in the morning.

She's very good about crossing her legs.
(Ahem.  Most of the time.)

And she always chews with her mouth closed.

And she keeps both sides of her skirt (it's reversible!) very tidy.

She always brushes her hair and ties a little ribbon on.  
And sometimes she goes the extra mile and puts it in braids.

She's a great listener,

Pretty fantastic at doing cartwheels,

And a decent partner for a wrestling match.

Oh, and she's happy to join you for lunch.

The big O is fun.  
But sometimes she'd like to have friends who are a bit more civilized.  
A bit more tidy, like herself.

So she's looking for some new friends.  

Would you like to make one for her?

Enter for a chance to win a Ruby Lou Doll pattern PDF
from Sew Much Ado  
AND 
a scrap pack of cheery, fun fabric 
(enough to make the clothing parts of your dolly) 
from Cherry Lane Textiles.  

You'll still have to provide your little dolly with fabric for her skin, hair, and shoesies, but this scrap pack will give you a fun variety of designer fabrics to dress her with!

If you simply can't wait to make your own little Ruby Lou Doll, you can buy the pattern for her HERE.
And you can buy pretty, affordable designer fabric to make her with HERE.

Or maybe you'll just go there to dream about the pretty fabric that might be in your scrap pack if you win.



How can you win a Ruby Lou Doll pattern and a scrap pack to make her with?

Become a follower.
Then leave one comment telling me that you're a follower (or that you have been for a while).
Be sure to include your e-mail address if it's not linked to your blogger profile.

*Note: If your entry comment doesn't actually say that you're a follower it may be deleted since only followers are allowed to enter.  


For an extra chance to win, spread the word about my little birthday giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or on your own blog.
Then leave one more comment telling me you did.

That's it!

This giveaway is only open until midnight on Saturday, June 19th.  There will be two lucky winners.  They'll be announced the next day on my birthday, June 20th.  Good luck!

Ready, set, ENTER!

69 comments:

Hands Full said...

I love her. PICK ME!!!

jennyvangy@gmail.com

Cher said...

I have a daughter- her name is Ruby- she loves dollies and she would love this one I am sure!! It is SO cute!
casnell@gmail.com

Syl said...

Your birthday! Your birthday! How wonderful!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Happy birthday!!! Have a great weekend b-day!!!! I have been a follower for a long time:)

suzannebake@gmail.com

homesteader said...

Pretty cute stuff! I've been follower for a little bit now (:
Homesteader @ Little Apartment On The Prairie

Jessica Hills said...

This would be SO cute in my daughter's room! I want to make one!

jessicahills22 at gmail dot com

soggybottomflats said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!! Thank you for the fun giveaway, Elaine
I am a follower of yours.

jessnjamie said...

happy birthday! she is so cute! i have been a follower for a time and enjoy the ideas you post!

meeyeehere said...

I am a new follower!! I would love to win!! I want that!

schuettfamily said...

too cute - i would love to sew-up a little ruby doll for my baby girl!!
I'm a google reader follower!! :)
melschu06@yahoo.com

The Welch Family said...

I would love this (just became a follower). We have been serving in Ecuador, and I normally buy dolls and write Bible verses on the dresses...I have been wanting to have a pattern to make dolls for these precious children - what a perfect patter and such flexibility in making them with different fabrics. The women in the community have been wanting to learn how to sew as well - this would be a great project for them. We are US citizens :) and I am flying back to FL in less that 2 weeks - if that sort of thing matters for the give away :) This is one thing I would LOVE to win!

Marsee Family said...

Hi katie-
I think I just missed you. I became a follower right after a posted my comment, but maybe it didn't show up yet. Thanks for the heads up. I love your blog!!

Dusty said...

What an awesome giveaway! Happy Birthday to you!!! (I'm a follower).

Annabelle said...

She's absolutely adorable. Your pictures make her look real. I'm sure little girls adore her.

Off to follow you.

ali said...

i have been a follower katie!!
:)

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥

I'm now one of your followers!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I follow--have for about a year....I RSS Feed too:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Forgot to put the following:::

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How sweet of you to giveaway a gift to your followers:)

Here is my tweet::: http://twitter.com/jb_designs

The Lawlor's said...

I am a follower!

HAPPY CAKE AND ICE CREAM DAY.

Bree said...

I'm a follower now! I hope I have a chance to win!

Bree said...

And I shared on my blog!

http://my-crafty-crap.blogspot.com/2010/06/enter-to-win-notes-from-very-red.html

Happy birthday!

felicia said...

Happy Birthday! My daughter, August, is turning one in a week and a half and I would love to make her a sweet doll!

Kiwi said...

Happy Birthday! I'm now a follower, and so happy that I am! Found you from Sew Much Ado's link!

Kiwi said...

I just posted it to Facebook :)

holly k said...

How sweet!! Happy birthday to you... :) I've signed up to read your page...can't wait to see more! and maybe make a ruby lou!!

Lisa said...

Well it's my birthday tomorrow so of course I'd like to win:) And a very happy birthday to you!
I'm a follower!

The Brown Family said...

Happy birthday from a new follower (and fellow Katie)!

smallt0wngirl said...

I am a follower!! ANd I would *love* to win this pattern/fabric so that I can make my little girl a Ruby Lou doll for her first birthday! :)

Christine said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a new follower.

Polly said...

Happy Birthday to you! You're hillarious with all those different poses. I especially like the joining for lunch part. I've been a follower of yours...for a long time.

Polly said...

And I just put something on Facebook about it.

Steph said...

Following! What an awesome giveaway!!

Steph said...

Just posted on my Facebook page.
:D

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to reading more of your blog. I'm a follower.

Jen Poe said...

Hey, I'm a follower!
What a cute doll! I'd love to make a couple of those!

nilly ofan said...

happy birthday!
i'm a follower now.
great blog, thanks.

Cheryl said...

This looks so fun to make! Happy Birthday - I"m now a follower:)

Me said...

Oh Yeah! I'm totally a follower. The look on babies face is priceless....

Carrie said...

i'm a follower! i like the color you chose for the doll's hair.

Amanda Davis said...

I'm a follower! Hoping I win :)

devinkirsten said...

I'm a follower! Happy Birthday to you!!! :)

Finnskimo said...

Ohh...I'm a devout follower! :) Lead me oh mighty one! While you're at it...pick me too!

gnee said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for your party invite...I have fallen hard for Ruby Lou, she's adorable and tonight at midnight you will see her starring at Singing With Birds...as she, your party, and invite have made the "Top 5 Hits!" I have five grands who would love Ruby Lou and I want one too! Thanks again and come check us out tomorrow...
http://singingwithbirds.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

happy birthday! i'm a follower!
she.has.a.heart@gmail.com

sheqmama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I am a new follower and loving it.

shanna_rae28@yahoo.com

Dawn Ludwig said...

Happy 24th Birthday Katie! I am a follower and would love the chance to bring life into a "Ruby Lou" for my own daughter.
Thank you.
dawn.ludwig@comcast.net

Robyn said...

I am a follower and i love this doll!

mruna said...

Happy 24th birthday!!!
i'm a new follower!
mrunamistry at gmail dot com

Beeshebags said...

Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day. Please pop my name in for the giveaway, I'd love to win it, so I can make one for my DGD using designer fabric. I'm a newbie follower. Good luck to everyone who enters. Hugs Naomi

Fawnbrooke Farm said...

Happy birthday! I am a follower!

babiesdoc said...

I just became a follower
I would love to make rubies for all my little friends

tatgurl said...

I'd love to make this for my daughter. I'm a new follower!

Dillan said...

I'm a new follower and absolutely love this doll! Happy B-day :)

JolieAnne said...

I am a follower and I love the quality of your work. It is so adorable! Love your blog and I
try to read your blog on a daily basis.
Thanks,
JolieAnne

Jennifer said...

I love the dolly! I have a 6-year-old daughter and another on the way who I'm sure would adore her too. :)

I am a follower!
jneely0426@gmail.com

thanks!
Jennifer

Jennifer said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

Hope you have a great birthday!!!

http://perrilyncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/would-you-like-to-go-to-birthday-party.html

Thanks!
Jennifer
jneely0426@gmail.com

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

i'm a follower!
natalie @ our old southern house
twougaalums *at* bellsouth.net

Slipstitches said...

I've been a follower for awhile and OMG this is an awesome giveaway!

Mary Beth said...

I am a follower, and have been for awhile. :)I absolutely love this giveaway! Thanks! :)

Mary Beth said...

I tweeted about this giveaway! :)

http://twitter.com/mbcerri

I do not enter giveaways very often, but I would LOVE to win this one! :)

Blankenship said...

I became your follower...and btw...Happy Birthday! This is an awesome giveaway!
chaseandrae@yahoo.com

Blankenship said...

I just shared this giveaway on my fb page as well!
chaseandrae@yahoo.com

homesteader said...

I tweeted! (apt_homesteader)

Josep said...

Feliz CumpleaƱos! I´ll take her back to Spain with me! She is sooo cute!

Handmade by Kiki said...

I have been following your blog through bloglines for a while now, but I am now a new follower through Google on the sidebar! I would love this giveaway and I love all of that fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marie said...

Hello sweet Katie - I'm a brand new follower of your fabulous blog! I would LOVE the chance to win this adorable pattern. My daughter Emma would love her.

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Marie said...

Hello sweet Katie - I just Tweeted about your fabulous giveaway via tw33tmarie! Tweet Tweet!

tw33tmarie Enter to win an ADORABLE Ruby Lou Doll pattern! Hurry! http://snurl.com/xktec

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Marie said...

Hello sweet Katie - and...a very Happy Birthday from me to you! May your day be Blessed.

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

ErinB said...

I'm a follower! Happy Birthday! I love that doll and I have been eyeing her for a while...