Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Give-Away Day 2008: Doll sling (CLOSED)

This giveaway is now closed, and the winner is Stephanie from On the Needles. Stephanie, I will be contacting you and will need a response with shipping info within four days! Thanks for entering, everyone!

This post is part of a big carnival of handmade giveaways at Sew, Mama, Sew Blog! Go enter all of them!

I am giving away a doll sling similar to the one modeled by my daughter, Suzi, below...


Studies show that gloworms worn close to the body are smarter than those dragged around by one ear.


I can go hands free!


These slings are NOT just for girls! Look how great they are for toting manly toys such as a football! (I am not saying boys shouldn't play with dolls. Boys *SHOULD* play with dolls!) I am thinking of making these in big sizes for real football players. It would revolutionize running for a touchdown by saving a bunch of embarrassing fumbles ;-)


I learned to make these from the directions on Jan Andrea's website, and also the ones by Stacie Steadman. The slings I have made so far would fit a 2-4 year old (that is my best guess), but if you think your child may need a bigger sling I could make one. It just might take several days extra, as I have been kind of busy lately!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. I will give you one extra entry for
adding me to your blogroll/feed list; just tell me in the comments if you do. You don't have to be a blogger to win, but please leave an email address! You may want to type it as somebody (at) somewhere .com to foil the spambots. I will mail internationally if needed. *I changed my mind about the end time and extended it by a day.* The contest will end at 11:59 pm Thursday, December 4th and I will select the winner randomly. I'll email the winner (and post here) and if she has not responded with shipping information within four days I will pick someone else.
Also, you may want to enter my book giveaway while you're here. It ends the same time.

Good luck!

126 comments:

trinitylou said...

Oh, this is so adorable! I've been meaning to make one for my little girl, this would be perfect!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

(And I'm adding you to my blogroll now) ;)

Sylvie said...

This is sooooo adorable!
I carry my baby in a Mei Tai and I am certain my eldest girl would looooove to carry her doll in your sling!
Thank you for the give away.

Love from France
Sylvie

momof3girls said...

My 4 year old would love this for her baby. Thank you!
Blessings

Kristy said...

that's so precious! i have a niece that would love it. thank you for the link to the directions.

i've subscribed to your blog feed, too.

needlegrrl at gmail dot com

Mistress Meeyee said...

My niece gets so mad because she can't carry my baby but she is just a toddler herself.This would be great for her!

Angie said...

This is so cute! Happy to add you to my blog roll!

valerieann118 said...

That is so stinkin' cute! I would love one for my daughter. My email is valerieann118atmsndotcom

Susan said...

My 18 month old granddaughter just loves playing with babydolls and I know she would love this baby sling!

Thanks so much for posting the links to the patterns...even if I don't win, I'll still be able to make one!

MaryAnne said...

Very cute, my daughter would love this! I'll add you to my blogroll too.

Prairie Wild Rose said...

Oh, my little niece would love that! Very cute! Thanks!

kpmattingly said...

Very cute. I know a little girl who would love to have her own sling. She wants to be just like her mom while caring for her baby dolls. Thanks.

BarbaraH said...

My kids would both love to wear their toys in a real sling instead of a towel tied around them!!

I Am Nacho Mama said...

My daughter would love this.

Rane said...

Ack! this is cute!!! Count me
in!
Rane and kids
~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~
iremembersleep(at)yahoo.com

Herbal Tonya here said...

this is so adorable!
thanks

MamaDuck said...

That is super cute. My two girls would love to wear their baby doll while I tote around their new baby brother or sister next spring! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

WOW...love it, my little girl wold love a baby sling...I wear her baby brother! Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

Wow, how cute! I am in process of adopting a young child and what a great item to have for them to play with!

Your daughter is a great model!

Linda and Greg said...

This is great! Thanks you!!

Theresa said...

Hey, you're doing it, too!! You have been over to my place, right? I'd love to be able to send you the most beautiful scarf ever!!
Love the baby doll sling. I know some baby boys who need to learn to be gentle and play with dolls!

Brie said...

So cute, I love it!
briefair1 @ gmail .com

Emily said...

Those pictures are beyond words. Love them! BTW-I'm having a home-cheesemaking-adventure this weekend-wish me luck!

Rebelflame said...

That is adorable! My children would love a doll sling - all the pictures my kindergardners draw have a sling around mommy with a baby head peaking out :)

leslie said...

This is wonderful! My daughter loves for me to tie a blanket up for her to use as a sling, imagine if she actually had her own! Love it!
leslierose at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

My daughter loves her doll sling and I'm sure her cousin would love this one!

exlibrishandmade(at)gmail(dot)com

shaina said...

now that's adorable.
kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

kira said...

Absolutely fantastic! My little mother/3 yo would LOVE this! :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)

acmcs said...

cute! thanks for the giveaway opp!

Anonymous said...

How cute!! I have 3 little girls, the youngest who is in a sling quite often. The big sisters would LOVE to carry their babies around in one as well. :)
Betsy

Sonja said...

I added you my blog, I love the sling what a cute idea!

melissa s. said...

my kids would love a doll sling! happy holidays!

B said...

Oh my goodness I need this for my girl. I can imagine how sweet she would look with a baby in there while we are walking around doing our thing.

Naomi S. Adams said...

Awesome slings for little ones! My niece/nephew would love it!

Naomi
killerbeedesigns@gmail.com

Liz said...

My niece would love this!

Jess said...

So when I had Sara I made myself a sling, but now it's time for her to have one of her own!

Mommy's Home!! said...

LOVE it, and so would my daughter!! I've link to you on my blog:

http://mycreativityjournal.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-love-free-stuff.html

Kindershop said...

Oh these are so adorable. My girls would love to have one. I also linked you to my blog www.kindershoponline.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Oh - my daughter would love this!!

deliarose said...

I love slings! My 2 older gals would gladly put that one to use. What a great idea! My youngest will just enjoy being slung by momma as she is only 4 months old now.

Doula Mommy said...

That is adorable and something my kiddos could way use! They keep raiding my sling stash!

Danielle said...

That's great! I carry my little one in a sling quite often.

Angela said...

This is precious...my daughter would love it!

cygnetsmall said...

My girl would LOVE a sling. She is always asking me to make her one and I haven't done a proper job of it yet!

Her Royal Highness said...

I just found out that we're having number three and since we use slings with our babies, it would be great to have one for our daughters to use. very cute.

Twylabug said...

I love my slings. I bet my 3 yr old would love one of his own. He is getting excited to have a baby sister and is playing daddy with his sissy's dolls. He'd get a kick out of a sling he can wear while I am wearing his new baby sis.

Happy Holidays!!

Nuts To You! said...

Oh my goodness! My daughter is constantly taking bags and stuff for her baby dolls to go in. This would be perfect!

shawnamariehenry at yahoo.com

Kelly said...

What a great idea! And my little monkey is getting her first babydoll this christmas!

Loralynn said...

Darling! My Daughter would love this!

Celeste said...

My two toddlers would love this for when we welcome out newest addition to the family in January--I'm sure they'll want to be "just like Mommy," and I'll be wearing my newborn pretty much all day, I'm guessing.

Ashley said...

I love babywearing! So cute!

Sally said...

This is completely adorable! I would have never thought of such a thing!

Debra said...

My little girl would love to have this for her baby dolls!

Christie said...

Adorable! This would be perfect for my little "mommy" girl.

Sara said...

My daughter would love that!

Wendy said...

How adorable!! Thank you for offering this. You can find me at clwendy at yahoo dot com :)

Jenn said...

OMG. My daughter would LOVE this! She tries to do everything I do with her baby sister.

tammy said...

Oh, that's adorable. I just added a doll sling to my daughter's christmas list the other day! Thanks for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

Oh how cute! My daughter would love it!!!

Meadow said...

Oh, my little girl would love that. She is totally into the doll scene

Moira-Lin said...

I've never seen one. What a great idea! Please enter me.

WendyLou said...

My little Sarah loves to carry our kittens around in her shirt. This little baby sling might be a little more comfy for the kitties!!

Kali said...

I'd love to enter your contest. Thank you for your generosity!

Sincerely,
Kali

Beth said...

too cute! This could take care of the little 2 year old on my Christams list. Her mama is expecting in Jan, so she could be just like her mama!

Kimberly said...

My daughter has so many dolls she would put in there... Thanks for joining give-away day!

suburban farm said...

You have the cutest model of all the blogs that I looked at today!

Krista said...

These are sooooo sweet! Thanks for taking part in this fun giveaway day. :)

Amanda said...

Yay for a great giveaway! Happy Holidays.

agtobler @ yahoo.com
Amanda

Brenda said...

my daughter would love this!
Happy holidays!

mamadepue@hotmail.com

wayfarer said...

I'd love this for both my kids. I think my son would like it best. :-)

Stephanie said...

This is too cute! Our little granddaughter would love it. :)

Kathy said...

Wow, this is so adorable! Thanks for sharing it. My daughter, 4, who is just now getting into dolls. She carries them around, puts them to bed, feeds, them. It is so cute to see her be so nurturing to her dolls. I know she would enjoy this. :)

Julianne said...

I would love to win!! My daughter would LOVE to have that for her babies!!

gregjulianne@juno.com

netsr said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bethany said...

I love the baby sling. As my girls like to do everything I do, they would love this! Thanks for the great idea, and I hope I win.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Awww either of mine would love that. Although I have this feeling that my son who was and is worn a lot more would really like it. :)

Beautiful!

Molly said...

Cute! I have never seen a doll sling before, what a great idea!

Baba said...

This is so cute! My grand-daughter would love it. Thanks for the chance!

Sunnymommie said...

that is cute!! my niece ( 1 half yr old) she love baby! it perfect for her to wear and her baby:)

thank for giveaway!

woolybooger said...

This sling is sooooo cute. My daughter would love it.

rjm said...

My girl would love that!

beagoodmom said...

my daughter would love this. very cute

Whimsical Creations said...

OMG! My daughter would love that!


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Sal said...

How cute! What a great "big sister" gift to keep in mind, too!

MommytoAva said...

this really is a great invention...and now, a smaller version for kids? what will you think of next?! add me to the draw-ring, my deary. i added you to my feedlist as well! thanks for hosting such a sweet prize!

Alexis said...

so cute!

lao80 said...

What a cute little sling.

Michelle said...

This is so adorable! My niece would absolutely love this. Her baby doll, Elmo, and Spiderman will have some reat times with her.

Thanks for the opportunity!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow how cute! i would love this!!

aprylian said...

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

http://aprylian.blogspot.com/

Apryl

Katelin said...

aww my baby cousin would love this!!!


glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenne said...

So cute!! what a great giveaway!! I too added you to my blog roll.

Ali said...

This is so cute! I am not sure if my son or daughter would want it more :)

PatchworkPottery said...

Oh my Goodness! That sling is too cute!!
Laurraine - Canada

mudpies4all said...

My daughter would love this! Please enter me in your drawing.

crazyestonian said...

I don't really wear my baby, well, over 3 year old baby, much any more but she remembers it and frequently fashions slings out of playsilks :)

Tiffany said...

That sure beats my son carrying a doll around in my front carrier!

Pamela Posch said...

I have a 5 yr old who would love this!

posch(at)netzero.net

Josh and Kelley's family said...

great idea...cute sling

Shealynn Benner said...

Oh my goodness! That is adorable! Both of my girls would love to use this for their babies. :) Thank you for the giveaway, and be sure to enter in mine too...

shealynnbenner.blogspot.com

Kate said...

i have been wanting to make one of these for my two year old, this would be perfect! thank you for such a great giveaway!

annalea said...

oh a doll sling - wonderful.

Shannon Hillinger said...

"Studies show that gloworms worn close to the body are smarter than those dragged around by one ear." This made me laugh so hard. What a great thing.

LiEr said...

Your sling and model are both so cute! Please pick me! My little girls would love (and fight over) a doll sling! I never thought to make one. Thank you for your generosity in offering it for a giveaway.

jill m said...

my niece would love this!

Kelly O. said...

I have a little girl that would squeal with delight at this!
Merry Christmas!
Kelly O.
skotten@distributel.net

Rain said...

My daughter is getting a baby doll for her birthday next week, this would be perfect!

Ginny said...

My daughter would adore this!

Megan said...

Please sign me up, that is just adorable!

pugslet said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway...thanks.

Breanna S. said...

My little Annabelle would love one of these for her babies thanks for telling where you got the pattern.

Kristine said...

oh, i want one for my daughter. Then she can carry her baby around like i've always carried her. Love it.

luke and pamela said...

so sweet! i want one!

Kristin said...

I love it! Enter me. :-)

Madre Adoptiva said...

That is so cute. I have a little girl who absolutely loves to carry babies.

jennebeker said...

When my son was born 9/2006, I started wearing him around, and his big sister (then 4) loved for me to make something for her to wear her dolls (we have a wrap and a fleece mei tai), but we never ended up with a pouch. What a great idea. Thank you.

Alison said...

Great give-away! Thanks!

Emily said...

Great idea...would be put to great use by my daughter! Thanks!

adamandem at yahoo dot com

PrincessMax said...

Oh, pick me! Pick me!

Amy@GrowingLikeTrees said...

Beautiful! I love the sling. We love our dolls at my house!

Amy
crazydavises at gmail dot com

DejahView said...

So cute! Count me in. Thanks for doing this; I've enjoyed discovering your site! My daughter would love this.

Megan said...

So cute! Having a sling like this would revolutionize my son's life. He could carry ALL of his cars around at once! Ha!
Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Megan said...

Ok, mama, I added you to my blogroll. So excited about reading a new blog!

debbiekl said...

This is awesome! I love it.

superstahr said...

So flippin cute! I must have it for my 8 year old! Pick me! Pick me! *smile*

Rebecca said...

I still babywear my toddler on occasion and she would could get such a kick out of having one for her baby too!

Lisa said...

Ok this is something I've been looking for to make granddaughters