Give Aways

A Child's Dream Come True Giveaway Winners!

As always, first we would like, no LOVE, to thank Debbie, from A Child's Dream Come True, for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway. Of course, the hardest part was trying to decide between her incredible gifts!

And now, there winners are...

kristin c on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 08:44.
All of these materials are so beautiful! I would have to choose the summer spark wool felt. Many gnomes to be made of this.

rachel on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 09:08.
That was tough choice to make, but I think the Lamb's Pride in Grassy Noll, Strawberry Smoothie, Orange Cremesicle and Prairie Goldenrod. I'm thinking fun stripey goodies for the kiddos

Tiffany on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 09:30.
I just adore this store. I discovered the store last year when I started needle felting. I have many items on a wish list. I love the wool products I have purchased and the service is wonderful. This is a lovely giveaway. I need to stock up on my felting fibers. Thank you for the discount. If I was lucky enough to win, I would select the a stash of Felting Fibers in color set 3 for summer.

Winners will be notified by email and they will have 1 week to contact us or a new winner will be selected. I want to remind everyone, as a special offer from A Child's Dream Come True for Wee Folk Art readers, to redeem a coupon on all orders $40 or more online, use the code: WeeFolk in your shopping cart and 15% will be deducted from your order! Good through May 31, 2011. Don't miss this great opportunity. I know I won't!

Again, thank you so much Debbie. It was a wonderful giveaway, and we are delighted we were able to share your awesome shop with our readers :)

BTW... there will be 2 new projects up this week. Watch for them!

A Child's Dream Come True Giveaway!


EDIT: The winner's of this giveaway are announced HERE.

EDIT: The giveaway is now over. The winner will be announced tomorrow, 5/9/11. Good luck to everyone that entered, and thanks again, Debbie!

Whenever we get a new sponsor, we love to introduce them and their shops to our readers. Because of a series of unlikely happenstances, we have never "formally" introduced Debbie Staggs from A Child's Dream Come True. We are about to change that! Here's a little bit about Debbie and her shop. I'll meet you on the other side to tell you about a wonderful giveaway she has for Wee Folk Art Readers!

A Child’s Dream Come True is a family business located in the Northern Rockies of Idaho owned and operated by Debbie and Bob Staggs. It was originally the mail order catalog A Child’s Dream founded in the early 1990s by Waldorf educator Ronna McEldowney as a handwork and classroom resource for Waldorf early childhood teachers.

In Debbie's words:
Bob and I were creating natural fiber craft kits under the name of Naturally Creative when given the opportunity to acquire A Child’s Dream in 1999. Our youngest was nearly a teen about to enter the public middle school after attending Waldorf since kindergarten, the oldest was unschooling high school. I felt it important to work from home, at least for the next several years. This together with our determination to stay in a rural town; my deep affection for the fiber arts; our experience in home schooling as well as being a founding family of the local Waldorf School made it a wonderful fit so we took a leap.

It was quite an adventure learning everything and, with the help of Bob and Nancy’s Services, in short time the catalog was online and an Internet business. I was able to work from home for the next six years until 2005 when a need for more space prompted a move to within walking distance.

Our children are now grown and we have an adorable grandson. Bob and I, with the interim help of our son, continue to supply educators, home schoolers, handworkers and crafters around the globe. Handling the inspiring materials, surrounded by color, serving what have to be the best customers any shop owner could ask for all the while having the ability to create a business around our lives really is a dream come true.

You’re invited to peruse our online shop where you’ll discover not only an extensive array of wool felt and goods for handwork and felting but also a complete selection of art supplies and many lesson books, doll making materials, one-of-a kind kits like the new Shooting Star Balls felting kit, and even a few favorite books and must-haves for creative play. Additionally, we stock the current and all the back issues of Living Crafts Magazine!

As a special offer for our WeeFolkArt readers, order $40 or more online, use the code: WeeFolk in your shopping cart and 15% will be deducted from your order! Good through May 31, 2011.

Debbie Staggs


And now about the giveaway...

Debbie has very generously put together 3 bundles of goodies. Now you've got some work to do. Go to the three links below and, first, decide whether you would like to receive the bundle of Holland Wool Felt, a stash of Felting Fibers, or 4 yummy skeins of Lamb's Pride Wool Yarn.  Next, decide which colors you would like to receive. 

Holland Wool Felt  ~ Your choice of one of the Holland Wool Felt Color Collections (value $34.95)

Felting Fiber ~ Your choice of one of the Ashford Felting Wool Color Sets (value $36.00)

Lamb’s Pride Yarn ~ Your choice of four skeins of Lamb’s Pride Wool Yarn (value $33.20)

Finally, come back here and let us know, if you are one of the 3 lucky winners, which prize you would like to receive and the colors. The contest begins today, Wednesday, May 4, and runs through Sunday, May 8, at 9:00 p.m. EST. At that time a winner will be drawn at random, for each of the prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 9. Winners have 1 week to send us their snail mail addresses at weefolkart@yahoo.com or a new winner will be selected. A Child's Dream Come True Will ship outside USA if winner pays additional postage.

I suggest, if you aren't already familiar with A Child's Dream Come True, to spend some time looking around her shop. There are tons of wonderful goodies! Then, enter the contest and cross your fingers. But remember, even if you do not win one of the three prizes, Debbie is offering WFA readers a 15% discount on all orders over $40.00, throughout the month of May.

Thank you so much Debbie, for your generosity, and for suggesting these wonderful gifts. Good luck to all... let the dreaming begin :) 

Winner of the Waldorf Inspired Needle Felted Wool Painting is...


It is always such a bitter sweet experience to announce the winner of our giveaways. On one hand, we are thrilled for the winner, on the other hand, we always wish we had the ability to make everyone a winner! Today, the winner of the adorable Waldorf Inspired Needle Felted Wool Painting is...

Ray Sultz on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 11:28.
I wouldn't mind everything in her studio but if I had to choose just one it would have to be the wool picture of the 4 fairies with the red flowers. Thank you Daria, Kimara, and Tim! Thank you for sharing!

Ray, please email us at weefolkart@yahoo.com with your snail mail address, and Michelle will pry the little tapestry out of my hands, and we will get it in the mail to you. :) As always, if we do not hear from our winner in 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

We would like to thank everyone that entered, and we would especially like to thank the enormously talented Daria from Art of Felting for her generosity in sharing one of her lovely tapestries for this giveaway.  

Waldorf Inspired Needle Felted Wool Painting Giveaway

EDIT: The giveaway is now closed. A winner will be selected and announced tomorrow :)

Everyone has heard me talk about the love of my life, Tim. (The other day when I apologized to him for creating so much work for him... with programming for WFA and all the projects he does around the house for me, he looked at me and said, "It's nothing, sweetie, you are my hobby!" I ask you, who wouldn't love him?) Anyway... February 28, 2011 marked the 9th anniversary of when we meet. It was also the day Tim and I finally got married. After all the years we have spent together, it seemed a little silly to make a big to-do about it. So, Tim and I, along with my brother, Kipp, and his wife, Jennifer, went to an interesting little chapel, and got married.

Although the wedding was about as low keyed as you could get, we wanted to commemorate the day. After discovering Daria's Etsy shop, Art of Felting, in January, I contacted her. Daria lives in Rehovot, Israel . Here is the email I sent her...

I was so delighted yesterday when I discovered your site. My readers seemed quite taken, too :) I have a question about a custom order. I am going to be married soon... the 2nd marriage for both of us. We are in our 50s, so not babes :) We do want something to commemorate the day since it will be very subdued. (We've already been together for 9 years.) When I saw your wool paintings, I thought this would be perfect! I love your new piece with the poppies, but I would like something bigger... more like the 13" x 17". I'm kind of thinking about a woodsy scene with poppies, and maybe a Mother Earth gets married kind of theme :) Let me know if this is possible.

And here was her reply...

It was a real pleasure to receive your input. The work I put into my creations gives me joy, but it is even more pleasurable to hear good words from others. I truly enjoyed your Wee Folk Art plus and think you are very talented. Your wonderful idea and the matter inspire me to start working on the project right now. I would be glad cooperating with you.

We were delighted when we received it last month. It is beautiful. Daria titled this peace "Mother Earth Gets Married". Perfect, right?  A lovely reminder of how blessed we feel. As it turned out, my mom wanted to get it for us for a wedding gift... thank you mom. As soon as we decide what we want, we will have it framed.

Now... for some exciting news... When Daria shipped us our tapestry, she included a lovely little framed piece to share with our readers. Fantastic, right? The tapestry measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/4", framed 7 1/4" x 5 1/4". It is absolutely lovely!

Daria also sent photos of the fairy tapestry in process! I had asked Daria if she worked from a sketch. This is what she told me:

In Waldorf art is no place for a sketch or a previous plan. It’s like to give birth. This is by some means an opposition to photography. The target is not to show nature, but to discover what is conceived in. That’s why the right mood is necessary, which can be achieved through good music or other inspiring things. When I succeed get into right mood I start. First I place different wool pieces on the felt. Then I let the drawing leading my hands. The next step is to define details and only then the turn of a great finish comes. Billions strokes of needle.




If you would like a chance to win this sweet little Waldorf inspired needle felted wool painting, simply pay Daria's Etsy shop, The Art of Felting, a visit, look at all her lovely things, (taking a drool cloth is highly advisable!) then come back here and leave a comment telling us what your favorite creation is. The giveaway will run from today, Wednesday, April 20, to Easter Sunday, April 24, at 9:00 p.m. EST. A winner will be drawn at random. So, head over to Art of Felting, pick a favorite, come back and tell us about it, then cross your fingers.

Thanks so much, Daria. It will be hard to give up this lovely little tapestry... but I will :)

Spring Bouquet Kit Give Away from Wool Felt Central

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning. Please check back.
 
My girls loves these flowers... they won't leave them alone. Gammy always makes them a special felt flower for their dance recital every year and they have already put in their color requests for June. Fairy wants a baby blue and Pixie wants a cotton candy.

Wee Folk Art, together with Prairie Point Junction's Wool Felt Central, has a wonderful give away, just in time for your Spring gift giving and decorating!

Our dear friend, Julie, owner of Prairie Point Junction, is giving away 2 FREE kits so you can make your own Spring Bouquet... enough materials to make 18 flowers!

Each kit includes:
1/3 yard EACH of 3 colors of felt (You pick the colors)
12" X 18" Pea Soup for Leaves
8 skeins of floss to match the selected felts  (2 skeins of each color)
1/2 yard of green calico for stems

Note: You will need to provide 12" pipe cleaners and large holed beads

To enter, simply visit Prairie Point Junction's Wool Felt Central, and check out all the dreamy colors. Pick 3 colors you would like to use to make your bouquet. (We used baby blue, pink grapefruit and mellow yellow for the flowers but pick out colors that make you smile :) Then come back here, give a big thank you to Julie, and tell us what 3 colors you would like if you win. Hey, even if you don't think you want to make this bouquet, who wouldn't want more felt to add to their stash?

The contest begins today, Wednesday, April 6, and runs until Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Two winners will be drawn at random and their names will be announced and an email will be sent to them. Winners have 1 week to contact us at weefolkart@yahoo.com with their snail address or a new winner will be selected.

So, head on over to Wool Felt Central and start planning! We want to give a heartfelt thank you to Julie for once again giving our readers a chance to win a wonderful kit.

And remember, the directions for making your own Spring Bouquet can be found HERE. Good luck one and all!

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