Thursday, June 17, 2010

Apples and a GIVEAWAY

I am an apple-makin' mad woman! Well, not really, but I did get into a groove. I made a "country-color" group for my daughter's teacher...

and a "bright-color" group for my son's...

I shrink-wrapped them too. Before Annabelle was born, I worked at a Bath and Body Works for a year or two. My favorite part of that job was creating gift baskets for customers. Especially men. They'd pick out a few items in a scent they thought their wife/whoever would like, then a basket, then I'd arrange them, wrap, ribbon, and shrink. They always looked so happy at "their" creation!

I have to tell you...when starting to make these apples, I forgot which template I used. The pattern is from this book...

and there's a large, medium, and small version. First I tried the large...way too big. It's a pumpkin-sized softie. To make a long story short, I went through all of them and NONE was the size I needed! So I made a new pattern in-between the small- and medium-sized templates. But what to do with the three I had already made??

GIVEAWAY! That's right, my first! Here's what you'll get if you win...

I made a vine for the largest one so it is definitely a pumpkin. The smaller ones can be either a pumpkin or an apple. But that's not all, gentle readers! They needed something to go in...

This is a wooden primitive bowl that I think really goes with the country-colors of the pumpkins. Oh, let's add a wooden chicken too, what the heck!

And what would a giveaway be without a bit of fabric, right? Here are three fall-ish fat quarters from my stash for your enjoyment.

So, to sum up, here's what is up for grabs...

Three fabric pumpkins, handmade by me; primitive bowl; wooden chicken decoration; and three autumn fat quarters. (Quilt underneath not included). Unfortunately I am going to have to limit this to US entries ONLY...the size of the box will make shipping prohibitive.

Just leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner on Monday (June 21st). Good luck!!

♥ Jen


  1. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those are the coolest apples ever! I have an apple addiction,I collect all things apples and owls too. Just cancel this giveaway and let me be the winner please! Okay,I know that is crazy. So ,I just hope I win or I am gonna be sad!

  2. Jen,
    I love looking at your blog. Its one of the ones I look at each wonderful day.Can't wait to see what you are working!!!
    Please enter me in your giveaway! What a wonderful giveaway to win .
    Thanks ,Anita

  3. I love the apples and the way you presented them. Way cute! The kids teachers are going to be thrilled. Thanks for sharing where you got the pattern. I'm going to have to check this out.

  4. Count me in!!! And I love the "bright" apples you created for your son's teacher. LOVE IT!

  5. Jen,the "Apples" are the cutest ever!
    Love reading your post!
    Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

  6. The apples are so cute! Your presentation is adorable. I love all the items in your giveaway ... imagine that!

  7. Great gift ideas. i love the way you packaged the apples. i love the giveaway too!

  8. How cute are those apples! I could use them in my apple basket in my kitchen. Please enter me into your giveaway.
    Peggy in NJ

  9. I love apples---I love chickens and I love fabric--it's a three way win!!!!
    Have a great day--Jen--OH and I love your teacher gifts--they are really cute and so neat--great job!!!
    Hugs, Di

  10. Those are just so beautiful. You did a wonderful job on them. I just love them. I love the way you made the gifties too. They are going to love them gifts. Please add me to your drawing. I would be thrilled to win them. Your blog is always so much fun to visit.

  11. This is a fantastic giveaway and I would love to win. I enjoy visiting you and love to see what creatie things your are doing. Thanks for sharing, I just love the apples and the pumpkin too.

  12. I'm in love with all your goodies. And the stuffed apples were a great teacher gift. I may have to try making these for our teachers next year.

  13. Beautiful gifts you made!
    I love the last gingham. Lovely!
    Love the fabric you are giving away!
    Please enter me! :o)
    tamara_parlor at hotmail dot com

  14. Those apples are cute! Please accept my entry. Thanks!


  15. I love reading your blog and seeing what your up to. Please enter me in your giveaway!

  16. Oh my! What a great giveaway. How generous you are. Love your apples/pumpkins. And everything. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Very cute Jen!!!!!! Love your shrink wrap job.

  18. Thanks for the wonderful chance!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. How cute! I would love to win your giveaway!

  20. These are soooo beautiful, and the container matches well too. you are very artistic! Love the apples and pumpkin, not to mention the fabric. If I am lucky enough to be chosen the winner, would really appreciate a copy of the new template you made too, that way i will put to use the fabric right away! Thank you so much for offering this giveaway.

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

  21. Well I missed all this but the softies are super cute.


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