Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May Giveaway Day

Yay! It's May Giveaway Day! I've decided to giveaway my new cute little chicken creations!



I apologize for the yellowness of the picture. It was taken inside at night, I didn't want to miss the post deadline in the morning so I decided to get it done now (the night before.) I'll get a better picture tomorrow morning. Here's a picture with natural light.



My chicken creations were inspired by a little doodle I had drawn. I loved the drawing and really wanted to translate it in a crafty way.

How do you find inspiration for your craft/sewing projects? Leave a comment telling me about your crafty inspiration (or just your thoughts) and you could win my chicken creations! Yes, I will ship internationally! Deadline is May 31st and I'll choose a winner by random on June 1st.

Giveaway is closed! Thank you all for your comments, I really enjoyed participating in this giveaway! The winner will be posted tomorrow (June 1st.)

58 comments:

  1. Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Ha!

    I get inspiration for the internet. I am missing that crafty gene.

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  2. I get my ideas from the material I am using. Tulle, ribbon, prints on fabric, they all help, and ETSY. I see something there and try to re-create it but with a different flare. Thanks!

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  3. I find inspiration in so many different places. I love to look at magazines, craft books, blogs, etc to see if there's a pattern I could make myself. I also take inspiration from family and things that have been created in the past.

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  4. I love that chicken.. I think the best softies are ones that are unique animals. enough with the bears and bunnies, I say. I get a lot (maybe too much) inspriration from other people's free tutoials. I love them!

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  5. Hi Melissa, thanks for visiting my blog :)

    My boys inspire me to create things because they're always asking me for things....like super-hero capes and cowboy vests!

    I also just really like to make things that I think are cute or beautiful :)

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  6. Cute little chicky. I get inspiration from books, magazines, the internets.

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  7. I get my inspiration from lookin around on the internet and also from videogames

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  8. Melissa, so cute!! I love that little guy! Most of my inspiration comes from blog-stalking, but also a bit from magazines, books and, of course craftster!

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  9. I get my inspiration from daily life and from sitting in my craft room and looking at the fabric...

    Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:
    http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2009/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway.html

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  10. I find inspiration on blogs. Thanks for the chance for the adorable giveaway!

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  11. i find so much inspiration on these blogs! i can't stop wanting to create, create, create!

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  12. these are so cute! my sister inspires me! she keeps me blogging and crafting all the time!

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  13. Hey, Melissa! I love your sweet little chicken. I get inspired by trolling blogs and etsy!

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  14. Such a cute chicken!

    I find a ton of inspiration in Flickr, so much talent out there!

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  15. generally I steal --oh, I mean-borrow other people's really good ideas and then play with them to make it my own--but every once in a while if I am forced to work just from my stash I realize that I too can be creative. I am addicted to reading blogs and trying tutorials!

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  16. My inspiration I draw from my two little kids. They are always so lively and full of beans - it would be silly of me not to look to them for inspiration ;-)

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  17. I find inspiration anywhere and everywhere - it could be in a work of art, a flower in the garden, a fabulous new fabric, or even surfing online.
    Now MOTIVATION on the other hand...I could use help finding THAT some days ;)

    heidig@gmail.com

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  18. I love this!! Mine comes from my daughter...who asks me everyday.."Mommy, what's your favorite color today?" and then I make something in that color!
    JloMamaJama@aol.com

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  19. I love this! It's cute!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    Cassie Driver
    cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

    I love nature and tend to lean towards more earthy tones or things that make me feel calm.

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  20. I work with feathers, and I find inspiration in their natural beauty and uniqueness-- all my stuff is different. And I love your little chicken!

    www.mpaisley.etsy.com

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  21. I get lots of inspiration from lots of craft blogs. That's what makes giveaway day so great, it's an easy way to find new blogs to look at.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

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  22. I'm frequently inspired by what others produce. I also think my best inspiration comes in the middle of the night when I can't sleep!

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  23. Inspiration strikes out of the blue sometimes--while I'm brushing my teeth or taking a walk!

    Join my giveaway too! Cute goodies up for grabs!

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  24. Cute chickens.

    I get a lot of inspiration from looking at the things that other people have made.

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  25. I find a lot of inspiration reading blogs.
    And often, I choose a fabric because I simply like it,and then after comes the idea of what to make out of it. So there the idea comes from the fabric ! And then, I do something else, and I have to look for a fabric to make what I initially intended to...
    For knitting, ravelry is a must-search. I have plenty of things on my to do list because I've seen marvels on Ravelry...

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  26. That is so cute

    I find inspiration mostly from other crafty bloggers. Once in a while, an idea will just pop into my head.

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  27. Love the little chickie!

    I really enjoy craft and sewing blogs and am inspired by others who are naturally creative. I also enjoy magazines and books and could live in a fabric store!

    Stop by my blog and register too!

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  28. Cute, cute chickie! I'm just getting back into sewing and starting to get my inspiration by following other bloggers ideas and tutorials.

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  29. I love this chicken!!! I am inspired by every day things. I love it when something like a display or a color combo on someones outfit just jumps out at me! It makes me want to run home to create!

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  30. I LOVE that chicken. Inspiration comes from ingesting large amounts of chocolate...although that could be indigestion and not inspiration.

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  31. I see what other people make and add them to my 12 page list of inspiration!

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  32. I find inspiration in the blogosphere...other people's work always gets me excited to create!

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  33. How cute!

    I find inspiration all over....from cakes, to fabric, special requests from people.


    Thanks for the chance to win.

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

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  34. You know, I don't usually go for chickens, but yours is so dang cute! So my inspiration usually strikes me as I'm falling asleep, just waking up, or doing something mundane like hanging the laundry. Things just pop into my head and then I'm off and running.

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  35. That's funny!! I find inspiration from my childrens drawings hehe... we're having a give away too!!

    xo Steph

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  36. I love that your project was inspired by a simple doodle! I've been meaning to do that myself - but make something out of a doodle my girls create. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Wow! What a great giveaway - Thanks! I'm usually inspired by things I need - and by other people's blogs too...

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  38. What a darling little chicken! I tend to find inspiration in lots of places. The main one is outside in my garden where I can sit and just listen to life. The colors and textures are so varied that I almost always come up with something I want to create.

    Thank you for entering me in your drawing.

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  39. I love finding crafty blogs for inspiration:) These are gorgeous:) Thanks for the chance!
    christinbanda(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  40. That is the most adorable little chicken. Wonderful prize. My inspiration comes mostly from the internet and all the wonderful blogs and websites one can find. Secondly, inspirations also come from seeing my adorable granddaughter and wanting to make her more things so that I can spoil her even more.

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  41. How sweet! I get ideas from websites like SMS and Craftster.org. Thanks for the giveaway. I can be reached thru my blog: www.luscofamily.blogspot.com.

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  42. I love the chicken. I find my inspiration from people artistic people like you. If I win I would like you put the chicken in a drop for http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com/ I am sure a child would love it! So Pick me, pick me!

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  43. Thank you for the chance to win. I love the chicken, it is so cute!!
    Leitinger4152@gmail.com

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  44. How cute, love the little chicken :)

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  45. I'm still very new, so I find inspiration from others people's work, and especially how they combine colours. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. My nickname among some friends is "Hen." (Long, strange story....) So, I've got tons of chickens around the house. But, this would be the cutest!

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  47. Love the chicken! Ever since easter, i have been a little obsessed w/ bunnies & chickens. must be a spring thing

    alittleteacher@gmail.com

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  48. I have to join the rest of the blogaholics and say these days most of my inspiration comes either directly or indirectly from the blogosphere. I love the way one idea leads to another and another.
    Thanks for your generous giveaway - those chickens are cute.
    kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. My inspiration starts with whatever I need for the house or the kids at that time, then it goes from there. Thanks for offering the chance to win these cute chickens!

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  50. I'm inspired by great fabric... it puts me on the search to use it somehow !

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  51. Aaak! I love chickens! i am inspired by reading crafty blogs and design websites. thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I get inspired by craft books, bloogs, independent stores, friends, and sketches of ideas I draw during work.

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  53. Lovely! I find inspiration in blogs like this (my blog list is overflowing now with this give-away thing!), colors, toys, my kids' wishes, and more...

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  54. Right now I am just learning to sew, so I am reading blog after blog, and bookmarking all the tutorials I can. This chicken is so cute! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it!

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  55. First off... I LOVE these little chickens. I don't know what my deal is but I'm on a chicken binge these days. I told my husband that I want my kitchen in chickens now! You can imagine his enthusiasm! :)
    Creativity... Usually I see something I like... online, magazines,yard sales ect... and then I go home, think about it and play around with it and make it my own!

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  56. I can't even take it! This is SOOOOOOOOO funny!

    I think a lot of my inspiration comes from necessity. I would rather make something than buy it if it's possible and so I go from there.

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  57. Hi there! My inspiration comes from others' work.
    I love seeing other people's creations!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    kysmommy2[at]yahoo[dot]com
    -Lisa

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