Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway - The Princess and the Pea

The giveaway day at Sew, Mama, Sew took me by surprise, even though I've been wanting to participate (this is my first time). Yesterday, after a very relaxing-summer-kind-of-day, I learned the giveaway was going on and scrounged up the following picture:


The above picture is the first one I ever made and has already been given away. Today I got things together and now I have an *exact* picture of what I will be giving away. Here it is:


A Princess and the Pea toy for your little princess. It will include 12 mattresses (the filling is recycled wool sweaters), 1 princess, and 1 pea. I think the princess in the orange dress is the real princess, but 4-year-old Rosemary disagrees. She says this is the princess who tells the Most Shocking Lies.

I say that this princess can be any princess you want it to be, because she'll live in your home.

All you need to do is leave a comment to win, but I'd love to know what your favorite fairy tale is and why. The winner will randomly be picked at the end of the week. Enjoy!

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p.s. If you'd like a little more information about the toy, click here. I'm also in the process of opening an Etsy store, so stay tuned!

p.s.s. I will ship internationally. I must have been put in the other category by mistake.


The giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much for the response!

93 comments:

  1. Lovely! And I'm intrigued about your etsy shop.

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  2. I was so excited about this idea when you first posted it. Can't wait to see what fun things you come up with for your Etsy store. Yay Etsy!!:)

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  3. I love your princess,
    thanks for sharing.

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  4. fingers crossed!
    otherwise I will just make you make me one.

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  5. You're one of the only Minnesota links! I'm in Minneapolis, glad to have found you!

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  6. My daughter will like this. :) she love little dolls & such. Thanks for the chance to win.
    simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail.com

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  7. Darling! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. This story has been in heavy rotation at our house, it would be awesome to be able to act it out.

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  9. How adorable! What a sweet giveaway.

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  10. This is so sweet! The princess is so cute.

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  11. What a cute idea!!! :) My daughter would love it!!! :)


    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  12. Oh my gosh - that is sooooo cool! Would love to win one - though it would be for me (or a niece) as I have all boys!

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  13. My daughter saw that and said "Can you get me one?" Love it! coveredbydesign at hotmail.com

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  14. I love this!!! I would love for my daughter to have one!! My name is Heather and my e-mail is tiffgriff05@yahoo.com

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  15. So cute - my girls would love this little doll. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    rach62803@yahoo.com

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  16. beautiful stuff!!

    billington5@yahoo.com

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  17. This is darling! What a fun giveaway.
    leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Do you include Canada shipping? If so, I would LOVE this!!

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  19. So darling! What a fun idea. My little girls would love it to death!

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  20. OH, that is JUST PRECIOUS! What a wonderful handmade toy! Beautiful! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  21. how adorable! what a fun toy :)

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  22. What a coincidence! My favourite fairytale of all time!!

    Gill

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  23. We love the Princess in the pea! Super cute. Thanks for the giveaway

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  24. Way too cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  25. What a great toy, my daughter Eleanor would LOVE it :D Thanks!

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  26. I'm impressed...a giveaway! I'm sure one of those would find a lovely home in Sophie's room (:

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  27. Love this doll, what a unique idea!

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  28. it probably isn't appropriate for a 1 year old, but i could put it away for her ;-)

    my favorite fairy tale is the little mermaid (modern) and the boy who cried wolf (classic)

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  29. Too cute, and perfect for those little pretend playtimes!

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  30. That's just the sweetest! Thank you.

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  31. Cute little toy. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't know a favorite fairy tale-the first one that comes to mind is Cinderella.

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  32. Anything happily ever after!
    I think I'm going to win!
    pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I know a little girl who will cherish this princess because she is one, herself!
    vicmil@aol.com

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  34. that is hilarious! Princess of Most Shocking Lies, I love it!
    My dd would love this!

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  35. Oh I am so in love with this idea! I think my little girl would love it, but as for my favorite fairy tale, it goes something like this...
    There once was a princess approached by a frog who said "Kiss me and I'll turn into a prince. Then we'll live happily ever after while you bear all my children, cook all my meals, and keep my castle clean."

    That night the princess dined on frog legs thinking to herself "I don't think so."

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  36. Rumpelstiltskin. Not sure why, maybe because the princess is able to out smart the mean little man. I also love Rapunzel!
    snugglebugg(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  37. Hi from New Zealand.
    This little doll is so cute. I'd love her for my little girl. She'd get lots of cuddles. I think Sleeping Beauty is my favourite fairty tale.
    Thanks for coming over to my giveaway.

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  38. i like rapunzel the best...fairy tales are not what i remembered them as a child...my mom must have read me the watered down versions...the true grimm brothers tales often scare me! i love your princess and the pea...my pricess would love this prize! thanks for a chance.

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  39. Rapunzel because of her long hair and because my granddaughter loves that story. I love your princess and I love the story. I think you should pick me!!! :)
    judyk2310@yahoo.com
    http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  40. Thanks for sharing your creations!!

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  41. So cute! If I win I will have to get a book with this story to read to my kiddos.

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  42. awww! so cute!!!
    sleeping beauty is my favorite.

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  43. So cute! I always joke with my daughter that she is like the princess and the pea because she can feel every little thing!

    I think my favorite fairy tale is The Little Red Hen, because I so often feel like her!

    lisadpope@yahoo.com

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  44. please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area

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  45. I love your stuff! Supper great!

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  46. wow.. Love the cute princess and the pea! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely doll!

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  47. this is very cool. i think you should start an etsy store that has toys like these for heaps of different fairy tales. I love all fairy tales but mostly the less common ones were my favourites, i think they seemed more haunting and mysterious to me. I particularly loved "rose red snow white" and "the snow queen".

    I'm really glad you directed me here when you entered into my giveaway (i'm the suffolk puff queen) I'm going to have a peruse of your blog now :)

    And I do agree with Rosemary. I think this princess is an imposter because princesses don't wear orange dresses and have blue hair. But I admire this imposter's spunk, i think she is much cooler than the fussy princess.

    happy giveaway day :)

    jessmellifont@gmail.com

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  48. I like the gingerbread man fairytalu, but this is my 2nd favorite! Such a cute idea.

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  49. Sweet as sweet can be.
    btowsley@comcast.net

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  50. This is so cute! Love the classic, Cinderella!

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  51. This is great! My little girl would love it!
    hutchyhutch87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. My girls would love this! Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily@ortelco.net

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  53. Oh this is just the sweetest and most creative idea! My daughter (and I) would love to welcome her to our home.
    I'm not sure I have a favorite fairy tale - both my daughter and I are super-sensitive and so many fairy tales are spooky! So we make up our own fairy tales with this fan-tabulous game by eboo called "Fairytale Spinner Game". I'm sure we could come up with lots of stories for this Princess! thanks!

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  54. Very sweet! My little princess is REALLY into all princessy things at the moment, so this would be perfect for her!

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  55. this is so cute! I know both my little ones would love her. I don't have one fav fairy tail so I'm going with Shrek (all of them in one!)

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  56. Such a great idea for a toy! I love that it's not electronic or plastic or can only be used for one, mindless purpose. Okay, climbing down from my soapbox now. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite fairy tale has always been Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. Probably because it's the first movie I ever saw.

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  57. this is fabulous! what a fun giveaway! my fav fairytale has to be rapunzel, i've always wanted to have long hair like her!

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  58. leslismith95@hotmail.comMay 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Oh whatr a fun toy! I have always liked hansel and gretal because they were pretty crafty!

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  59. Definitely one of the cutest things EVER. My baby girl is just really getting into dolls. She would love her! My favorite fairy tale? I always LOVED the Twelve Dancing Princesses because I always fantasized about beautiful shoes and dresses and balls as a little girl and loved drawing paper dolls of the sisters. Thank you for the chance to win!
    meg_hilton (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  60. Too sweet for words! I'm going to link to this giveaway on my blog too. Maybe one of my sisters will comment to try to win it for Elizabeth. ;)

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  61. My daughters would love this! Our favorite is Cinderella because she works happily and is kind to the animals.

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  62. I think Snow White.

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  63. It would have to be Snow White cause that is what my Grand Daughter wants to be.. This would be a great gift to give her. It just too cute!

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  64. I love cinderella because she deserved to get the prince :)
    great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!
    crossing my fingers!

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  65. What an adorable toy! My favorite fairy tale is Hansel & Gretel. Who doesn't want to come across a candy house in the forest?
    asfarrell@hotmail.com

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  66. That is so cute!! :D Adorable princess!

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  67. How gorgeous! My little Miss 4 would love this and her birthday is in a few weeks so it would be a lovely gift.

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  68. I love Sleeping Beauty because of the fate of it all.

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  69. I know this is funny! cause its rather new but I love the Swan Princess the story is just so great and I still to this day love watching the movies...I also was always in love with Beauty and the Beast...by the way your princess and the pea play set is the most adorable thing!!!

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  70. Very cute. That is one of my daughters favorites right now. We are having fun reading all of the different versions we come across. My favorite fairy tale would have to be The Little Mermaid. But the right version, not the Disney one. I love that she gives up her life so that her love can be with the one he loves. Sappy, I know.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway!
    bcgood83@yahoo.com

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  72. Very sweet. That doll is adorable. I'm looking forward to shop info!

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  73. i really like the princess and the Pea, but I think my all time favorite fairy tale is The Swan Princess, mostly because my grown daughter still looks for the book when she comes home. her other favorite was the original Grimms version of Snow White, the name eludes me.
    deckerston@aol.com

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  74. Oh, I LOVE her - but my daughter would love her even more :-)

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  75. My three year old LoVES the princess and the pea. We tell it over and over every night. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  76. What a beautiful idea, I have a little girl here that would just love this sweet little princess and her mattresses. The favorite fairy tale in our house at the moment is sleeping beauty.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway.

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  77. Oh I love your princess! My favourite fairy tale is a new one, "The Paper Bag Princess". Have you heard of it?? Fabulous story for both boys and girls! Thanks a bunch :)

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  78. My favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid, the Disneyfied version. I enjoyed it with my children so it has lots of good memories for me.

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  79. Wow--what a neat and unique gift. I have never even thought to make a toy like this and then I go and find yours all cute and ready to come live out our house!! ;)
    Thanks,
    kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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  80. I love to enjoy the many versions of Cinderella, and to think about how they mean different things about women, royalty, magic, and families. :) But my truly favorite fairy tale is Hansel and Gretel, for similar reasons, actually. ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win your cute doll!
    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

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  81. This is so cute...and I have two little grandnieces who would like it for imaginary friend. My current favorite fairy tale is the Billy Goats Gruff -- with the sound effects of the clippity clop over the bridge to eat the sweet green grass. Thank you for this giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  82. I always loved Cinderella and that she was seemed happy dispite all the wickedness around her even before she met the prince.

    saradfarris(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. Cute. Kids would love it. thanks

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  84. This is really cute! I think we would have some serious fun with this at home. I love the Princess and the pea other than that I tend to go for any stories that would have good costumes - cinderella - 'hello ballroom scene' or calories - 'hello ginegerbread cottage'. That's me alright. Thanks for pointing me to your giveaway! makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. This is so cute! It's always fun to have toys that go along with a book...makes the book more fun for the kids. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. Oh dear, I had a good giggle at your daughter's description of the orange princess. LOL, it sounds like something my two little girls would say!
    My daughters (2 and 4) love the Princess and the Pea story but my favourite is Thumbelina. There's just something so romantic about a tiny girl who ends up marrying a tiny prince who lives in a flower for a castle!

    Thanks for stopping by my giveaway and pointing me to your cute giveaway. Oh, and all the best with opening up an Etsy store!
    :) Deb
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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