Monday, January 28, 2008

Free! Really!

Comments for this post are now closed! I will draw a winner sometime tonight, and will post before 9:00am on February 2. Thanks for all the great entries -- and book recommendations!

I am feeling just the tiniest bit geeky doing this, because it means that I may occasionally blog for reasons other than personal journaling. But honestly, this sounded like fun. And because we all know I really am geeky... well, I decided to go ahead and do it. But really, I think the geeky thing is that this is blog entry number three today.

Anyway, I am going to give away something. For free. As part of the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival.

That something is one hand-appliquéd and embroidered baby onesie. I will custom make this based on the size and design requested by the winner. These make lovely baby gifts, but they're great to keep, too. Here is a sample of what I mean (winner can choose their own fabric and shape, if a whale's not your thing):


Here's what you have to do:
  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite children's book.
  2. If you are also hosting a giveaway, please let me know in your comments so I can check it out!
  3. You have to live in the U.S. My husband would kill me if I told him I needed to ship something to Japan. Really.
  4. Please make sure you leave a blog link or email address in your comment so I know how to get in touch with you, in the event that you are lucky and win.
On Saturday, I will randomly choose a winner. I'll get in touch with that person, and send a free, handmade baby gift your way! Sound exciting? I thought so! So comment away!

156 comments:

Lomagirl said...

Check your link on the carnival site- it sent me to your WFMW link. Favorite children's book- too many- Goodnight Moon is one.

Tara said...

I love Cat in the Hat, and many other books too. Thanks!

Teddi said...

Guess what? I think we all 'blog' for reasons other than just personal ones. Otherwise we'd handwrite in journals next to our beds! LOL! You're not alone! :D

Teddi said...

Oh my favorite book - Jamberry! among many, many others!

lstanz3202 said...

Where The Wild Thing Are is my fave. Thank You!

Not the Queen said...

My favorite children's book? That's a tough one. My daughter loves the Ella books.

I have a giveaway, too--handmade thank yous.

Jane said...

The Going To Bed Book - Sandra Boynton - hands down. They both love it. What a cute onesie.

Jes@beautyfromchaos said...

My favorite children's book is "Guess How Much I love you"... or maybe it's "No David" I can't decide.

That shirt is adorable! I can't believe you made it.

I am doing a giveaway, it's for starbucks and hair bows.
www.beautyfromchaos.com

Tuesday Girl said...

My favorite is the giving tree!

ScrapFairy said...

My fav childrens book has to be
"are you my mother"
thanks

Awesome Mom said...

That is so cute! My fave is Oh My Oh My Dinosaurs. My eldest son loves to "Read" it out loud and has it pretty well memorized.

ChristiS said...

How precious! My favorite children's book-that is hard cause I have so many, as I teach first grade! I have to say Tiki Tiki Tembo!

Please do stop by my giveaway, too!

Kristy said...

Goodnight Moon has been THE favorite in our home for some time!
What a sweet giveaway!
Blessings ~

Nick and Megan...and Chelsea too! said...

So cute!! Good night Moon is by far, our favorite. :) Thanks!!

Emily said...

Such a cute onesie! Our favorite kids book right now is "I wrote to the Zoo". My son loves to flip the pictures open, so cute!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Christy Lee said...

The Giving Tree, that's my favorite!! What a thoughtful giveaway. I would love to win!

Kelsey S said...

i love "good night moon" :)
Kelsey(kelsmith1992@gmail.com)

dawn224 said...

Green Eggs and Ham! My Carnival Entry is at kaiseralex.com :)

I'd love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn :)

(contact info - dawn at kaiseralex.com)

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

What a cute little onesie!! I love it and I am needing a really cute baby present for a friend!

My favorite book is Officer Buckle and Gloria.

I have a contest going on my Doodle Bugs blog :o) Come visit!

leigh said...

my favorite is Olivia.

thanks

Heather said...

That onsie is adorable.

I love so many kids books but I'll pick one we just discovered: The Paper Bag Princess. My daughter laughed so much reading all of Munsch's books.

Gettysburg Mom said...

my daughter asks me to read Eric Carle's Have You Seen My Cat again and again and again...

Andrea said...

Alice in Wonderland!

Miscellany Mom said...

I love "The Thingamajig Book of Manners"

Sheri said...

Goodnight Moon is our favorite!

MaddieLynn said...

So cute! I would love to win. My favorite is Goodnight Moon.

David & Casey said...

Good Night Moon...the classic. I am also hosting a bloggy giveaway feel free to come and check it out.

I also wanted to add...my husband would not be happy if I told him I had to ship to Japan also!!!

hisbride said...

I will love you always and forever is my favorite...
very sweet ones

Rebecca said...

Baby come out is my fav. children's book. I am expectng a baby boy in June and would love this!
rebeccagillespie at gmail.com

Farrah said...

Super cute!! My favorite children's book is the classic Winnie the Pooh stories. I have a child-friendly giveaway over on my blog at www.babyloveslings.blogspot.com. I would love for you to come check it out. :)

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Little House on the Prairie.


Count me in please.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

The Chatty Housewife- said...

My favorite childrens book is The Little Lamb.

I hope I win this because I love your work!


nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

my favorite childrens book is The Paper Bag Princess, hands down.

BrineS said...

My favorite Children's Book?! That's a hard one. I love Children's Literature in college...no way can I pick out a favorite. I have many. So, here's one of them...The Napping House.

Jacki said...

Charlottes Web! Still love it, actually! I'd love to win this for my sister, she is due in May.

I am hosting a giveaway, too.

CrystalGB said...

Goodnight Moon is my favorite children's book. Thanks for the chance.

lifeasamama said...

my favorite children's book is dr. seuss' abc's!!

Anonymous said...

I get all choked up just thinking about my favorite book and I just read it yesterday - Miss Fannie's Hat. Sweet southernness at its best. I read it with my Mammaw's beautiful long drawl. My children ask me to read it often just to watch me cry (happy tears) at the end. They think it is so funny that I cry EVERY time. Mrs. Fannie is 99 years old and absolutely delightful - she always talks to the Lord as if He were right there - because He is!!! The book is by Jan Karon if you want to find it.

Lesha said...

Cinderella :)

Rachel R. said...

I have a lot of favorites. I think my favorite one to read aloud, though, is Fox in Socks.

Someone Being Me said...

That is so sweet. My favorite children's book has to be the Giving tree or If you give a mouse a cookie. I am hosting a giveaway for a Sephora giftcard. Please stop by and sign up.

peg42 said...

What a great giveaway. This onsie is so cute. My favorite book is Rainbow Fish. Again, many thanks.

sassy2 said...

Favorite kids book is Hop on Pop. My boys love reading that one to me and "pop".

Wendy said...

My favorite children's book right now is "Your Personal Penguin".

Scarlett said...

I love Madeline.

Jennifer said...

My favorite children's book- there are so many- Where the Wild Things Are. I'm hosting a giveaway (a tray).

Shannon said...

I love...There's a Monster at the End of this Book...how can you not love Grover?

Cute onesie!

Jennifer said...

lots of books to name but we're reading Dr. DoLittle right now and we love it!

Jennifer said...

Sorry I'm comment twice...delete this one if you want....forgot to tell you my giveaway...www.veryfullquiver.blogspot.com.

Andrea said...

We're really enjoying God Gave us You right now! Cute!!!

These are really cute onesies.

Heather said...

Goodnight Moon is one of my favorites.

Melanie said...

I've always loved the Ramona books, still do!

rookiem at live dot com

damelafuerza said...

WOW. I just saw you had 52 comments so I thought I'd join in the fun. I always loved "Little Black Sambo", though I don't know if it's still PC enough today to have kids read. I always just loved the drippy pancakes!

Kacy said...

The Giving Tree is one of my favorites--both to read to kids and to listen to myself :)

Reeva said...

The little engine that could

Great contest! I want to win!!

Kimmie said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway...we are awaiting an adoption to Ethipia...

bless you
Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

roxanne72 said...

What if I do live in Japan but have a US address??? You the shipping is the same price because it is a military (FPO) address - you just have to fill out a customs form. Anyway... love the little onesie. My daughter is just 3 months old but her favorite book so far is the Belly Button Book.

Michelle said...

Oh this is incredibly sweet!! My favorite children's book at the moment is "Only You" by Rosemary Wells, mostly because it's my daughter's current favorite at bedtime.

I am hosting a giveaway myself (2 actually)...stop on by!!

Bree said...

Any of the Olivia books!

S.B. said...

Goodnight moon!

Thanks, enter me please.

I have a giveaway on my frugal blog.
http://bethriftylikeus.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Right now "The Little House" Iam expecting #3 in Aug so I would LOVE to have one of these

Katie said...

Pat the Bunny is our favorite.

greg&sarina said...

one of my favorite children's books was "the best loved doll"

please enter me!!
thanks
God bless

sarina at scualum dot com

A glance at my world said...

I don't have a kid, so please don't enter me in the contest. I just wanted to tell you how cute the whale onsie is! :)

Mommy said...

Please enter me! I have alot of children's books that I like. If I had to choose one I would choose, Caps For Sale. Thank you for giving away such a nice prize. :)

I am also giving something away. :)

Rachie S. said...

So sweet!
Thanks for this great giveaway!

Naomi said...

cute!i love ferdinand the bull, who would look great on a onesie...

Teri said...

I love Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Robyn said...

My favorite children's book is "Are You My Mother?" I've always thought it was so cute!!

I love the onsie!! I am also hosting a giveaway on my blog for a prayer journal.

Thanks!!

Blessedw4mom said...

Love the onsies!!! Our favorite book right now at our house is Good Night Moon

Danielle said...

"I Love You Stinky Face"
Enter me Please!

Fantastic giveaway!
dansan826 at yahoo.come

Jenn said...

So cute!

Fave children's book? There are so many great ones!

I love the Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado.

Michelle said...

what a neat idea! Would love something like this...I'm due in a few weeks! I have so many favorite children's books it's hard to pick one - we really like Sandra Boynton around here! When I was a kid "Pokey Little Puppy" was one of my favorites.

Jenna said...

Love it! My favorite current children's book is Don't Be So Nosy, Posy.

Wired Wilsons said...

Goodnight Moon is our favorite children's book. I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for a vintage style Picasso child art smock: www.snaphappymama.com

thanks for a very cute giveaway!
camille

karmama said...

We're big Goodnight Moon fans here, Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

Linda said...

The Runaway Bunny by the author of Goodnight Moon. Please enter me! ernestsgirl82@yahoo.com

Peggie said...

Are you my mother? great book!

Your link on the carnival site is not correct, it took hunting to get here. I have a book giveaway on mine

tami said...

so many books to choose from but i'm gonna go with a child's garden of verses.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Id love one with a dino.. or a puppy!

Michelle said...

Favorite children's book? Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

And my giveaway (a Cracker Barrel GC) is up at Fizzledink.

Your onesie is so cute! Hope I win!
fizzledink (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristy said...

What a cute blog- love it! The onesie is just adorable... we are expecting a baby in May so this would certainly be a timely gift!

Our favorite children's book... it's hard to just name one, but our little girls just LOVE the "Little Critter" books... we've read "All By Myself" quite a few times this week. :D

I'm giving away 4 recipe eBooks this week at Homemaker's Cottage blog.

Blessings!

~Kristy @ Homemaker's Cottage
www.homemakerscottag.blogspot.com

Piseco said...

Thanks for the contest! I love Time For Bed by Mem Fox.

mama Alicia said...

"The Giving Tree" - it makes me tear up every time... love the onesie!

Lucy said...

Such a cute onesie! I just loves whale things. One of my favorite children's books is Eloise.

lucycontest at gmail.com

Maren said...

right now my favorite kid book is "Llama Llama Red Pajama" My preschool kids squeal with delight whenever I pull it out.

http://missmarensmonkeys.blogspot.com/

The Mom of 'em said...

I know it isn't very original - but I really do love Goodnight Moon - it is so calming! I am hosting a giveaway at www.allaboutthemomofem.blogspot.com check it out! Thanks!

amy a said...

Cute onesie! We really like all the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

harelson18 said...

My favorite children's book is Amelia Bedelia - my email is harelson18@aol.com

rae said...

How do Dinosaurs Clean their rooms? What a cute give away.

amy said...

I want one!!! We are collecting books as we wait for our daughter from CHina..Her books are over at www.lynnmariesbooks.blogspot.com but my favorite is Love You Forever


Im having a giveaway as well at
www.amychristopher.blogspot.com

hubby has one as well at

www.rockingthe80s.blogspot.com and www.valtool.blogspot.com

Val gal said...

I love all the Olivia children's books. Here is my giveaway:
http://valallen.typepad.com/

Jennifer P said...

One morning in Maine, if I had to choose a favorite... top 10 would be easier! : )

Dara said...

count me in! I love Sandra Boynton, one of my faves is Hippos Go Berserk.
dara00@gmail.com

nottryingforaboy said...

So cute!
Right now we are obsessed with "Chickens to the Rescue". I have a giveaway in my blog too. http://nottryingforaboy.blogspot.com/2008/01/bloggy-giveaway.html

Katie said...

Ooh, this is great!
Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway, and thank you for the chance to win!

Personally, my favs are the Chronicals of Narnia.

katie at dekabyte dot com

Mark & Sara said...

Love your stuff! I'm also giving away www.drinkards.blogspot.com but you can see my business at www.dreammaker-designs.com

Favorite books - Anne of Green Gables

Thanks,
Sara

Allison said...

Cute onesie! My favorite children's book is I'll Love you Forever. :)

Leslie (admin@mymommysplace.com) said...

Wonderful giveaway! I have a baby girl coming in April and would love to win this!

My favorite children's book: Puff, The Magic Dragon. I recently gave my daughter a copy for Christmas and it has been an extraordinary memory-maker!

Angela said...

Goose Girl by Shannon Hale would be it! Oh, and if I won I'd LOVE an alligator onesie. My sister would be beyond excited. Thank you for offering.

sparklykatt said...

The Velveteen Rabbit and the Giving Tree!

you da mom! said...

The Giving Tree and Only You are my fav. children's books. Thanks for the entry!

KMom said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
kristenmellis[at]yahoo[dot]com

chellelynn said...

my fav kids book would have to be
Goodnight Moon.

mom2boys42@gmail.com

Karmyn R said...

My favorite children's book - Jamberry. Love the rhyming and the pictures. It's an easy one to read over and over again.

karhix@yahoo.com

carolsue said...

My favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are." And yes, I am having a giveaway -- I am giving away any book you choose from PaperbackSwap.com
http://bloggycontests.blogspot.com/2008/01/bloggy-giveaways-bloggy-giveaways.html

Sarah said...

My favorite baby's board book is Goodnight Moon. My favorite kids' series is the old-fashioned A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh books.

I'd like a chance to win one of these for my SIL who is expecting her 1st baby, but I think I'd pick a yellow ducky because they want baby's gender to be a surprise. :-)

Adorable onesies, BTW!

Jennifer said...

My fav children's book is I Love You This Much, featuring Big Brown Nut Hare and Little Brown Nut Hare.

And I have 2 giveaways, just link to my blogger profile to see my 2 blogs!

Thanks and good luck!

heather said...

Favorite children's book...so hard to pick...I guess right now I would have to say Everywhere Babies. It has a kind of sing song way to it and I love the illustrations and how it includes all types of families in it.
hanourse[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

We love Inside Outside Upsidedown! Thanks! :)

art and nature [at] juno *dot* com

Hélène said...

Each Peach Pear Plum!

Please enter me.

thessbarnes said...

Albert's Toothache - what a classic!

T'aowyn said...

I have always enjoyed Anne of Green Gables.

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

nor_lou said...

Dr suess's sleep book

heather h said...

Oh how cute! You are right, what a great shower gift! My favorite children's book is The Stinky Cheese Man!

Chas said...

Corduroy was my favorite children's book! Thanks!!


chas779@gmail.com

Sheila said...

Cute Cute cute! Our current favorite children's book is "What's Wrong Little Pookie" by Sandra Boynton. Stop by my blog and enter for a necklace. Thanks for counting me in!

Greta said...
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Greta said...

Good Night, Moon was my favorite!
And what a cute little onesie! It would look adorable on my son :).
I'm hosting a giveaway for a pair of earrings so check it out!
http://ilovemrpibb.blogspot.com/2008/01/another-giveaway.html

Krista said...

My favorite children's book is Jamberry!
This would be such a neat gift for my 10 (yes ten!) friends that are either expecting or have a new baby!

Joanna said...

My favorite children's book is Where the Wild Things Are. Enter me in your giveaway, please. Thank you!

Katie said...

I like Ramona. Please enter me . katie_mmartin [at] yahoo (dot) com

Miss Vida said...

My favorite children's book is "If you give a mouse a cookie." I hope I win!

lizhat said...

My favorite children's book is "God Gave Us You."

Meredith A. said...

I love "goodnight moon"... or "if you give a mouse a cookie"!

Angela said...

Cute!!
my fav: Brown Bear Brown Bear

Jenna said...

The whale is adorable! I loved the "Sweet Pickles" books, the whole series. I don't know if you can even get them now.

Taryn said...

I love The Anne of Green Gables seriees

willblogforshoes said...

I loved Pokey Little Puppy as a child.

I'm hosting a contest too. Stop by if you haven't already!

Christine said...

My Daughter loves Belinda and the Glass Slipper. Thanks

THE OTHER HUSE said...

Our favorite right now is "Counting Kisses" by Karen Katz! It's awesome!

marriedroses@yahoo.com said...

My favorite is any of the Beatrix Potter books! Thank you for entering me.

Ellen Zemlin said...

I much like The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Thanks a lot!
Ellen
nerdponyatgmaildotcom

Meleah the Mommy said...

Right now my twins are obsessed with two books...
1. Dinosaur's Binket
2. On the Night You Were Born
Please count me in and thanks for this great giveaway.

Shana said...

Please count me in on this giveaway! I love "A House for Hermit Crab" & "The Foot Book". Check out my blog for my giveaway. :o)

Tanya said...

My personal favorite as an older child was "The Secret Garden." One of the favorites being asked for in our house currently is "Good Night, Baby"

Tanya said...

My little guy loves "Barnyard Dance" and I enjoy it too. Love you forever is also a great one!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

My son loves Go Away Big Green Monster! I would love the onesie for a friend who is having a baby. I am making a gift basket for the little guy. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

My favorite childrens book would be God Gave Us You.

Jennifer (dj3hill98@bellsouth.net)

paryjeja said...

My favorite books is Where the Wild Things Are - thanks for the giveaway

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

My girls are in love with "I know an old lady", so that has to be my favorite one!! LOL

AA said...

Goodnight Moon!

I'd love this for my surrogate son who is due in two months. His parents would love it more, I bet. ;) THANKS. surrogacyrocks at yahoo dot com

JewelsHud said...

I think my new favorite book since having my son is Goodnight Gorilla. Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

marzy dotes said...

Darling onsie!! One of my favorites is Goodnight Moon.

Fratzels said...

What a cute onesie! My favorite children's book is James and the Giant Peach! I absolutely love it and have such fond memories of it as a child.

Stacey Moore said...

chicka chicka boom boom!! please enter us in your awesome contest!! we would love to win!!

Kathie said...

count me in please

Heather said...

Wacky Wednesday!

Audra Marie said...

Love You Forever - I can't read it without bawling.

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail(dot)com

Keryn said...

Tiki Tiki Tembo. I hope I win! volcano at gmail dot com

seahagstudio said...

my favorite kids book is - is your mama a lama? i have a 6 mo. old nephew who'd look adorable in that onesie! please sign me up! thanks,tracy
seahagstudio@gmail.com

Angela said...

I have too many favorites...

Chicka chicka boom boom, Giving Tree, and more I can't seem to recall the names of right now.

Jon & Sarah said...

Favorite book is 'You are Special'. Thanks!!

caseybeth said...

My favorite is I love you forever.

Emily said...

My fav book is Dog Food. Also anything by Eric Carle.

I'm hosting a giveaway of a pair of knitted baby leg warmers!
http://american-wife.blogspot.com

Becca said...

Oooooh....I can't pick just one favorite but I do like the Dorrie the Witch books by Patricia Coombs. What an adorable onsie! thanks for the chance to win!