Sunday, May 2, 2010

I am loving Blog Givaways - so here is one of my own!

I am the most tired, and exhausted, and aching, and sore than I have been in a LONG time! My husband, Mother-in-law and bubba Chelsea have been busily clearing out my husband's Grandad's property after his passing last December. It is a huge job, but I think between the three (and a half) of us, we're really getting there with it all.

So that is why there haven't been many posts over this last weekend.

BUT - I have been thinking about doing this for a while. And have seen some amazing give-a-ways happen on other blogs... check this one out for instance by Silkie Sue, so figured now is as good a time as any to try my first! It just seems like such an amazing, fun and generous thing for people to do.




So, the VERY FIRST EMMA'S BEARS GIVEAWAY BEAR will be..... (internet drum-roll please....) The Ever Lovely Pumpkin Pie!


She is 18" of scrumptious hand-dyed Pumpkin tipped curly mohair beary goodness! (If this is as seriously bad of a description as it sounds to me click HERE for her full listing, and some more sweet photos).

All you need to do to be in the draw for Miss Pumpkin Pie is either FOLLOW this Blog (if you're not already! :P), and/or post a link back to this give-away on your own Blog or website or facebook page. Just pop a little message under comments to let me know that you've done this, and i'll stick your name in the 'hat' (which may or may not look more like a shoe box).


I will draw the random winner on the 1st June 2010 at 9:30pm eastern standard time (Local Brisbane, Australia time). Good Luck guys!!!

82 comments:

  1. i'm already following you! i'll try to put a link on my blog tomorrow. i'd love to have miss pumpkin pie come live at the enchanted pumpkin! huggs

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  2. Im following and have just made my own blog - though I have no idea what Im doing. Will try and work out how to make a link to yours! Viv

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  3. Aw bugger. I don't have a blog here on blogspot. I've only got a LiveJournal.

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  4. thanks Susy, Viv and Erin. I've updated the details on how to enter to include a link on your website, facebook page or any other way you can think of spreading the news really! I'm not a stickler for the rules. And Erin - no idea what a livejournal is - but if you can post links there too than that works for me!

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  5. Hi there; Nice bear! I hope I win! heheehehehe Thanks for joining my followers on my blog and I have now joined yours. I look forward to getting to know you and your bears better!

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  6. Hi - I'm following your blog. AND since I'm planning a blog post about teddy bears this week, I will include you in my post, with a link to this giveaway.
    I've really been wanting to make teddies - well, I do, but knitted teddies - now I want to make mohair ones. I might have to be purchasing one of your patterns soon....

    :)

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  7. Hi Emma between me and my sister we have quite a colletion of your wonderful bears, and hope that Pumpkin Pie will come and join our family.
    Keryn Smith

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  8. Ahh! I am in love! I have added your blog as one I will be following (Also adding you to my list of Favorites on Etsy)...Thank you for the opportunity!
    ~Stefanie Devlin
    TheTinyToyBox

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  10. Already a follower, and have added a button to my side bar so please include me in your draw, I think pumpkin is just delightful and all the bear in my hug would love him dearly.
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane
    P.S. Sorry about previous post Emma...the fingers were not co-ordinating with the brain!

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  11. Already a blog follower and off tto post a link!!!
    Gorgeous bear as they all are!!! :)

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  12. thanks so much guys! I can see why give-a-ways are everywhere! This is fun! :) Thanks so much for your links.

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  13. Hi Emma! I found you from Sandi's bear blog - oh my goodness your creations are beautiful! I am a young creator too - it is nice to see other young people who fill their time with old fashioned things like sewing :) - I just adore Pumpkin Pie!!! I saw your onion skin twins too - wow - fantastic and the color is so rich! I wasn't expecting such vivid color!! I should try that with wool for my doll hair - Well, I am a new follower and I will post your giveaway on my blog for all to see! Have a great day!

    Jess

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  14. wow, thanks so much Jess. That means a lot. I think it is nice to see the older crafts still alive too. And i think the colours would work great on wool (that was what the author of the book i purchased on dying with natural dyes had used). And even if you just do it once for a bit of a play - i think it is worth it to watch the amazing colour come out of the onion skins! It is so unexpected!

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  15. Hi Em-

    I am not much of a computer wizard and am not sure how to attach a link on my facebook page. Can you give me simple instructions?

    Sharyl

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  16. Hi Sharyl :) Its just as simple as writing a new status update.

    If you go to your own facebook profile page, you'll see that just under the text-box where you type a status update it says 'attach' and there are some symbols. The last one should say 'link' when you hover your mouse over it.

    Click on that, then copy and paste my blog address ( http://emmasbears.blogspot.com ) there.

    Click on the 'attach' button that comes up, and you should get a picture of Pumpkin Pie and the link to this blog.

    You can then type in a status update of your own with it if you like.

    Click 'Share' and its done!

    Hope that helped.

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  17. Oh please count me in too! She's lovely and I think we could easily accomodate her here. She'll have a few friends.

    Thanks!

    ~ginger

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  18. I have just come across your blog and am now a follower. I have been collecting bears for many years but I do not own one such as Miss Pumpkin Pie. I would give her a great home. Thanks for having this great Blog giveaway.

    T

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  19. Hi there.. just found your blog last night, after seeing a pic of your gorgeous Onion skin twins (now I soooo want to try dying with onion skins.. lol.. never dyed anything before though!), and am now following you. By the way... absolutely LOVE your guinea pigs too, such lil cuties and I just HAD to show them to a friend of mine who has just adopted a 2nd GPig. Really wish I could have GPigs, but DH says 11 rats and 2 cats are enough. Maybe I need to adopt one of your handmade GPigs instead. Hehee!!
    Pumpkin is beautiful.. just begging to be cuddled. I would love to add her to my rather small "hug" if I get to win her, and have added a link both on my Facebook page, and on my craft blog (your giveaway finally prompted me to get going with my craft blog after starting it, then doing nothing with it for months.. naughty me!).
    Thanks heaps for the opportunity. :-)

    Tezza
    ~da tigger~

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  20. I love finding great bear sites.
    Your beautiful bear is on Soggibottom's side bar x x x

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  21. Oh Emma such beautiful and adorable bears!!! I'll have to pop by when my grand daughters get here,,,especially the youngest who just LOVES Valerie's of Val's Passions bears!!! Which is also btw where I learned of your adorable bear giveaway. I'll also be following you and will post of your giveaway. Thank you for having such an adorable giveaway in your busy schedule. Sorry to hear about your loss!

    Thanks again!

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  22. Hi Emma! Now I am your follower too! I put your giveaway button to sidebar of my blog and hope to win sweet Pumpkin Pie!!! )))
    http://ina-smirnova.blogspot.com/

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  23. hi guys! thanks so much. Pumpkin Pie is feeling very loved right and there's still 23 days to go till the draw!

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  24. Hi Emma,
    l am already a follower, and have added a post on my blog so please include me in your draw for a chance to win her. Miss Pumpkin Pie is just beautiful and I'm sure that all the bear in my hug would love her to bits.
    Hugs
    Hillary

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  25. My greetings! Your bears are wonderful!I put your giveaway button to sidebar of my blog and hope to win sweet Pumpkin Pie!!! )))http://sun7angel.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hi Emma!I like your bears !!!!Your bears are very beautiful!!!I put link in my blog right
    http://galchonka.blogspot.com

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  27. Emma your bear so Sweet I would like to participate in your blog - giveaway.
    I add in my blog link
    All the best
    Nataly

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  28. Hi Emma,
    Please count me in, I've joined as a follower and posted on the sidebar of my blog. Pumpkin is so cute and I'd love to give him a home
    Hugs
    Elanor

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  29. She is so cute.Count me in please!~~becky

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  30. OOps Im a new follower as well!

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  31. Hi, Emma!
    I'm a follower and you can find link to your give away on the right sidebar of my blog - http://pudra-studio.blogspot.com/.
    Pumpkin is adoooorable!! :)

    Hugs,
    Irma

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  32. I am blown away by how many people i have in the draw for miss Pumpkin Pie! Thanks so much guys!

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  33. OMG this little bear is gorgeous. I came over from Soggibottom's blog and I would love, love, love to win. BTW, I am now a follower.

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  34. Emma, your bears are beautiful. And the Miss Pumpkin Pie is charming. Her's sight is full of hope and expectations of new mummy. Good luck to it in the new house.
    Now I will tell to all friends about your Ms.
    P.S. I apologise because my English is very bad.

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  35. Emma, your bears are beautiful!! I am now following you and I will post a link on my blog for your wonderful giveaway!
    Hugs,
    *Jeannette

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  36. Emma and Chelsea (aka Fat Cheeks):

    You KNOW how long I've been admiring your bears and having built six of them from your patterns (which you know) look nothing like they were supposed to :O(

    Therefore, I would LOVE to put my name in the hat for PUMPKIN who I have admired from afar here in Florida for some time...especially love his colors. PLEASE count me in!

    Pat Klein
    Faux Paux Bears

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  37. HI, your bears are absolut wonderful! I would love to be in the draw for your giveaway and I follow your blog now.

    Hugs
    Ann-Mare
    BearMeToo

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  38. Hi Emma

    I've joined up as a follower tonight and would love to be entered into the draw. Such a lovely bear.

    Raewyn

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  39. Your bears are beautiful. I am most excited about your giveaway, I am currently following your blog, but would love to post your give away link on mine. Does anyone know how to do this?

    Shanna

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  40. Hi Shanna. The easiest thing is to copy the website address in the top bar above, then just paste that in your next blog post. You can also save a copy of my photos to your computer, then pop one of them in your post too if you like.
    Em :)

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  41. So pretty bear! Yes, I'm your follower and I've put a link to your give-away on left side-bar of my blog
    http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com/

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  42. Oh, I love your beautiful sweet bear! I am a new follower! Hope you'll pop over to visit me soon, too! ♥

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  43. Hey, I'm now following you. I'm the sucker that just adopted a new gpig and da tigger showed me your piggies, I love 'em! Would love to have my name put into that shoe box. =D

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  44. such a sweety!!! love them sooo much! best wishes ;0)

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  45. hiya! i'm ur follower now. pumpkin pie is lovely!i hope she comes to live with me. =)

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  46. Good day Emma. Wonderful bear!
    I put link to your giveaway on the right sidebar of my blog http://loir.blogspot.com/.

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  47. I like your bears !!!!Your bears are very beautiful!!!I put link in my blog right
    Мне очень нравятся ваши мишки!Я только сшила 1 и знаю как трудно это делать!
    http://shishkina.blogspot.com/

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  48. Hi Emma! Now I am your follower too! I put your giveaway button to sidebar of my blog and hope to win sweet Pumpkin Pie!!! )))
    http://yulatoys.blogspot.com/

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  49. What beautiful a bear! With pleasure became your reader and the reference to my page at the left http://happyblondy.blogspot.com/

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  50. What a handsome man! I hope that luck will smile to me.) Link on the sidebar. http://ovganzh.blogspot.com/

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  51. Hi, Emma!
    I am now a follower of your blog! Very expressive bear!I would like to join this giveaway.
    Link on the right sidebar http://vaje-atelje.blogspot.com/
    Best wishes from Lithuania!
    Ieva

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  52. Hi Emma, I'm following your blog. I have also link your giveaway in my blog.

    Check out my blog below:
    http://waynestonbears.blogspot.com/

    Your bears are lovely! Have a wonderful day =)

    Cheers,
    Wayne Lim (Singapore)

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  53. Very nice gift! My dream is to win it! My blog http://temnoe-delze.blogspot.com/ is your picture!

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  54. I love your beautiful sweet bear!
    thank you for the chance to win the suprise candy!!
    I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar

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  55. Now following as of this afternoon, and your giveaway is linked on my blog as of a minute ago. I've made many bears, but not for 20 years. I'm now getting back to it -- hope I'm lucky!

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  56. I've just discovered this blog and am now a follower. I would love to have this adorable bear, we'd make a good match (see my user name). ;-)

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  58. Hi Emma! I absolutely adore your bears and Pumpkin Pie is no exception! I am a follower of your blog and have a link to your giveaway on my blog - http://ablogofbears.blogspot.com/
    Fingers & toes crossed!!
    bearHugs,
    Bec

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  59. Hi Emma, I want to win! What a wonderful bear!! Please enter me!!! I am following, and I have added the link to my blog. desertmountainbear.blogspot.com

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  60. Hola el oso me parece precioso y me gustaria participar en el sorteo, ya lo he puesto en mi blog. Besos. Yolanda.

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  61. So cute, I love it!
    I am a follower and the link is on my blog.
    Sylvia

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  62. What a lovely bear
    I hope I win it.
    I´ve just started a blog
    Regards Britt

    e-mail: britt@fingerborgen.se

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  63. What a gorgeous bear. I've just started following your blog :o)

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  64. Hi Emma!
    I agree ~ giveaways are such fun! I've become a follower and also posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

    Looking forward to seeing your work everyday. :)
    Laura
    CobblestoneCreations.net

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  65. I'm a bear lover and found your blog quite by accident. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I started following and I will link to my blog.

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  66. I collect bears so I would love to win yours, as it is gorgeous!
    Micki

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  67. I am a follower of your blog.
    Micki

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  68. Hi Emma! I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar. Your bears are beautiful! and hope to win sweet Pumpkin Pie!
    http://yusipova.blogspot.com/

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  69. Pumpkin Pie is a real sweetheart! Just discovered your blog, but will be a regular from now on! Beautiful bears.

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  70. Well, I suppose I have to tell that I've been a follower of your blog since I sent you a postcrossing card ! I'm always so amazed when I see new cuties here.

    Jemina

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  71. Hey Emma!

    I'm a new Follower and relatively new blogger!
    I just wrote about your very "yummy" giveaway on my blog: http://michelles-bears.blogspot.com/
    and included a link to your lovely blog.

    Another terrific giveaway! I love bear makers and bear mums and dads! We're such friendly people aren't we?
    Have a great weekend!
    Good luck everyone!
    Michelle

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  72. I'm a follower!
    Miss Pumpkin Pie is so shaggy! I love it! She reminds me of my shaggy mutt, but don't worry, if I'm the lucky one who gets to adopt Pumpkin Pie, she & the mutt will only be making their acquaintance at a safe distance!
    thevanandthecart [[at]] gmail [[d0t]] com

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  73. This bear is out of this world. I am a follower too. Thanks so much!
    Micki

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  74. This bear is very nice. I very very like it.
    My blog : http://jratsblogas.blogspot.com/ :)

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  75. Hi,
    Just bloged about the stunning pumpkin pie please enter me into your draw!
    silverniknats.blogspot.com

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  76. I'm now a follower. I'd love to learn to make bears. It's a "Some day" dream that I hope will come true. Gita/Bubbygigi

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  77. Miss Pumpkin Pie is a truly endearing little bear. She's got it all -- fur, round ears, a black nose, and even an elegant little lace collar. Plus, her name ... Pumpkin Pie! Who could resist? Not I! I'm a follower and I'd love to be the lucky winner.
    oldsockfarm ((AT)) gmail ((D0T)) com

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  78. A very nice gift!
    http://monnamira.blogspot.com/

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  79. Very good sweetie, thanks for the chance.
    Greetings from Ukraine.
    link on the side panels, I am a follower
    http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

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  80. Oh i hope i am not too late to join in. I am a follower
    Hugs
    Vicki xx

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  81. Oh, I hope I'm not too late, I just found you!

    Rachel

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  82. Hello Emma and Miss Pumpkin Pie!
    I just found your page and what Lovely pages you have...! I joined to be your follower.

    And the Teddy, Miss Pumpkin Pie, is so Sweet and Cute! My heart is all hers! Hugs!
    Kikka

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