Monday, March 26, 2012

*Pure Sweetness* GIVEAWAY!!!

I’m calling this giveaway ‘Pure Sweetness’ because my girlfriend, Pat gave me this set of paper dollies to give away on my blog! She doesn’t have a blog but she’s been my friend for many years and reads my blog. When I showed the new paper dolls she sent me for my birthday this year…HERE, she read all of the sweet comments. So Pat is ‘pure sweetness’ to send these to me just so that I can give them to one of my blog readers.


This little dollie is pure sweetness, too.


Pat makes these! They are not paper….they are a lightweight wood that she cuts out with a saw! She puts a little wooden peg in the center of the doll and drills holes in the outfits to fit perfectly on the sweet doll. She has gifted me with some beautiful dolls and animals over the years and I cherish each and every one.


My dollies are holding some of mine and some are on a little clothesline.


So I made a little chenille pouch to send them in and I will include a ‘clothesline’ and some tiny clothespins in the package.



I just have to show you how cute the homespun bunnies are now. They have new ribbons and are for sale in Diane’s Dream Designs. I hope you’ll take the time to visit my new blog. (receive a FREE bunny with any purchase!)


TO ENTER - Please be a follower of

Lavender Dreams AND Diane’s Dream Designs 

and leave a comment.

Giveaway ENDS April 1st !!!

Would you like to have these precious paper dolls?


artistamyjo said...

I'm a follower and really enjoy your blog.
These little dolls are adorable. Your friend should make some to sell.
Hugs, Amy Jo

Anonymous said...

I don't enter give aways very often but I would love to enter this one! They are amazing, just beautiful!I have agrand daughter that I am collecting things for when she is older and these would be lovely.Thankyou so much for this great give away, I hope its warmer where you are and I know it is becasue you said it was 80 yesterday, its zero here and windy which makes it cold

Vee said...

They are darling, but do not enter me because I'm not following the rules. What a great way to create paper dolls! Does your friend have an Etsy shop?

ImagiMeri said...

I follow you on both blogs, and I would love to have something so unique. How generous of you to give something away that was a gift to you. I'm sorry you didn't win my giveaway, but hey, try again in June for my five year blog anniversary.


Kim K. said...

I feel guilty for loving those darling wooden/paper dolls because I won a give-away from you in the past. They are simply adorable.

Elaine said...

The little dolls are treasures of the heart. I remember playing with paper dolls with my twin sister when little girls...what fun.. Yes, I agree She should offer some for sale

I'd love to win these to share with my great-granddaughters.

Debby said...

What a nice friend to have.
I love the paper dolls and how you said they were made. The little bag you made for them is adorable.
I follow both of your sites.
Happy Monday.

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! I'm following your other blog. Please count me in!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh yes, would I ever love to have those! Everythings so cute and sweet! I am heading over to Diane's Dream Designs right now to become a follower. Please enter me. Pick me! Pick me! lol

Anonymous said...

I'm here! I'm here quick as a bunny! .... oh yes..please do enter me in for these darlings! I love them...and my daughter would really love them.....I'll tell her about it and she'll leave a comment too!

This is such a sweet idea..the clothes line and all....the little pouch...!!!!

Thanks for letting me know...have yourself a great day...and put on some Jewel. I love singing her songs!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

Hello Diane!

My mom told me that you were having a fun giveaway so I just had to come and check it out!

Those are so cheery and fun to look at! They would look so inpiring in my room!

Have yourself a beautiful day!

Ciao Bella!

*Bella Bliss*

Echoes From the Hill said...

Be still my heart! This little doll and clothing are SO charming!
I read your blog daily, and checked out your etsy shop too.
Please enter me in the contest.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, pure sweetness is right! These are as precious as can be. Thank you for the opportunity to win them. We are followers of both your blogs. I love the bunnies, too! So Cute! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Della said...

I'm in agreement about the "pure sweetness" and "precious"!

I used to play with paper dolls as a little girl! These will hold up better being made of wood. How sweet Pat is to share her dolls with your blog friends!

It's another beautiful day! Enjoy!

It's All Connected said...

I never got over my love of paper dolls and these are really sweet! Of course, I'm a member of our blogs. ~ Maureen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are precious and yes 'pure sweetness' for sure. I would love to enter this giveaway! I'm a follower of your blog and Diane's Dream Designs!
Hugs Linda

Josie said...

I would love to win this prize! Super Cute! I am a follower of both Lavender Dreams and Diane's Dream Designs.

Kasia said...

How cute is that?! I love these wooden lovelies! :)


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am now a follower of Diane's Dream designs... Please enter me in the drawing. Not sure I am doing this right, Diane.. :)
Hope that I am!
Your bloggy friend is...a little thick this morning! :):)

Sandi McBride said...

Now I would just adore these! I have a vintage set of Betsy McCall paper dolls that would love to hang out with them!!!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Diane, these little paper dolls are adorable. Pat was a sweetie to give you these for a giveaway. I'm a follower here and will be on your new blog after leaving here. Glad you enjoyed the crazy quilt and flowers.
Happy Spring Daine.


Shelley said...

They are precious Diane...How very sweet of your dear friend to offer them. I am going over to follow your other blog right now :) Blessings and a very happy Spring. Love the cute little bunnies too.

Shelia said...

Oh, Diane, how precious! The paper dolls are darling! As a little girl paper dolls were my favorite play things! I've been a follower for a long time! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jann Olson said...

Hi Diane, pure sweetness is right! I love these dolly's! I have an area under the stairs that I want to finsih as a play room when we do our basement. Wouldn't these be so cute hanging on the wall? Thanks for the chance to win them! I am a follower and now following your new blog. Great job on your bunnies! Oh, also love the chenille pouch! Hope you will come link up a post this week!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

The little paper dolls are so sweet and I love the way the clothes are displayed on the clothesline.
The new Spring bunnies are cute too.

Happy week

Brenda said...

How cute! My daughter would love them. Put our name in the hat, please!

ImSoVintage said...

Diane, these are adorable. I just popped over and followed the other blog. Hope you are doing well.

Vicky said...

HOW PRECIOUS are these?!! I'm a follower of both blogs so sign me up! You have one very sweet friend there!!!

Nancy Jo said...

Ohh now see these sre just to cute! I collect paper dolls, well I collect a lot of things, but I love my paper olls. And that little bag you made, that is a giveawy all by itself.
Soo I would love to enter your drawing. I found you on the Susan Branch site which I follow everyday.
Nancy Jo

Icy BC said...

I remember playing with paper doll dresses like these. Your friend sure is sweet, and gave you those pretty ones!

Lynn said...

Enter me! Enter me! I love paper dolls! OMG, I can't believe she makes them, how cool is that. You can hardly find paper dolls any more. And your bunnies are just so darn cute. Talent all over the place.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I can't believe she makes those out of wood! They are wonderful pieces of art! I thought I would come check out your blog, as I keep seeing your face in the comment sections of many of the blogs I am commenting on as well! I am happy to become a follower, and I am going over to your new blog now as well!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The "Paper" Dolls and your bunnies are so adorable, Diane! I am following both of your blogs :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
Oh my stars...this is the sweetest giveaway, Pat is so creative and talented. I have never seen such beautiful paper dolls made out of wood, I can't even imagine the time it must have taken to design and make them. I am in Aw! then you top it all off my adding your chenille pouch. Wow, who ever receives this gift will be on lucky girl.
Please drop my name into the hat.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

I just read your sweet note that you left for me over at my place and wanted to come by to say thank you, dear lady! I always enjoy your visits!!!

Ooooh...I'm soooo glad that I came by your place! I love paper dolls!!! And...I just adore the pretty little chenille bag that you sewed for them! I love the idea of the clothesline and little pins too! What a sweet giveaway! Yes...yes...YES! Please enter me! I am heading straight way over to Diane's Dream Designs to "follow" as well! Thank you, sweet lady!

Warmest spring wishes,

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, What a wonderful giveaway and your friends paper/wood dolls are darling. What a talented lady she is. Love your bunnies. Aren't they the cutest!!!.
I would love to enter and thank you for entering my giveaway.
Hugs for a great rest of the week.
Celestina Marie

Emily said...

What a sweet friend you have! You're so lucky :)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

They are So Sweet and the little pouch you put them in is Darling! Oh Yes, I am a follower...
Big Hugs,

Danice said...

Oh how cute, Diane! I will post this giveaway on my sidebar :)

Trace4J said...

Just precious!
Please enter me. I love your new bunnies too.
Happy Spring

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Those little dolls remind me of the cut-out dolls I played with as a child.

Jess Schleicher said...

I'm following both of you. These are super cute! I know just the little girl in my life that would love these.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh the paper dolls are so cute!! I know a little girl who would love to have these and I know a big girl(me) who would love to have that bag!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Please add my name to the paperdoll giveaway

that was my favorite thing when I was a little girl, I just loved paper dolls

I would purchase a set just like those if I knew the brand name and where I might find them. Next winter i can play paper dolls all winter

Betsy said...

These are so sweet and so generous of your friend Pat. I'm a follower of both of your blogs.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Yes, Diane. I would definitely love to have the paper doll and the bunny.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

The paper dolls are absolutely adorable & your bunnies are precious!
I would love to win! ♥

Sandi said...

I've been reading both of your blogs since you linked up with Sunny Simple Life and others for the thrifty series. Now I've signed up as a follower of both.
The doll and accessories in your giveaway are absolutely precious!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

The dolls and clothes are adorable. I am going to have to go to your other blog and follow. Your bunnies are so cute!!

I loved your whole post today. Those furry little chicks are perfect for Spring and Easter displays.


EmptyNester said...

I have loved paper dolls since I was a kid...a long, long time ago. LOL

I am following both blogs and would LOVE to win the paper dolls!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Those are really cute dolls and would be cute in my shabby chic part of the home. They are really cute as a banner like you have them. Throw my name in the hat Diane!