I'm posting this giveaway day early, but I'm going to be really busy tomorrow checking out and entering some of my wares in our local county fair. So, if you are signing up today, you can enter in both July and August. How is that for GREAT?! Trish will be posting a winner tomorrow ~ so don't delay!
Now for the August giveaway info ~
I've made this sweet prairie, stump dolly with a OOAK stitched apron. The dolly is called a stump doll because she does not have legs. I have formed her body from osnaburg & filled her with fine sawdust. For added detail, I have hand stitched the seams with linen thread. She is dressed simply, prim with a wool dress that is the color of olde parchment. Her bonnet/scarf is a scrap from an old grain sack that has been tied on with a strand of jute twine.
Her apron has been stitched with cotton floss on linen with early motifs ~ a horse, an olde key, flowers, and a cross. I've also stitched the initials 'MES'. Why MES? I have a great fondness for the woman that lived on our farm before us. Her name is Mary Elizabeth Sowers. :)
The dolly has been aged with my walnut & spice mix... adding instant oldness. I've trimmed her with a few rusty pins, a bell, and a sprig of preserved, Sweet Annie. (The Sweet Annie isn't in the photographs, but it is tucked into the jute around her waist.)
She measures about 10 1/2 inches from the top of her head to the edge of her dress and about 4 1/2 inches from hand to hand.
Now for the giveaway details & rules ~
This giveaway will end on August 31st. The winner will be drawn on September 1st, 2009.
To enter, you MUST sign up on THIS POST ONLY. AND, I have to have a way to contact you. If you do not have a blog with email info, be sure to include it on your post.
I'm not going to limit entries to those only in the US, BUT, if the winner lives outside of the US, the parcel will be sent at the least expensive rate. That means it may take longer to get there. However, I will be mailing out the dolly ASAP. I promise you that!
If you would like to know more about me ~ please visit my blog... primitivebettys. I craft in many different mediums ~ cross stitch, dolly making, rug hooking, and needle punch to name a few. I'm a cross stitch designer & my patterns are carried by two world-wide distributors. Oh, and if you like freebies... I have lots of them that you can link to from my blog.
Warm smiles to you all and best of luck on the giveaway!