Sunday, October 07, 2007

She needs a name and a home

There were a total of 13 names entered for the drawing... stay tuned for the results tomorrow evening (Oct. 11). Thanks to all that participated!

I was inspired to have a drawing/giveaway ever since Lora posted her face pin giveaway (see the post just before this one for details). This is my offering for a giveaway, it for anyone that has a desire to participate. The requirements are pretty simple as follows:

Leave a comment here offering up a name for this doll (one that has not already been posted), please include your name. A link to your blog or website would be appreciated, but is not necessary in order to play. I will accept names until midnight (Eastern time) Wednesday, October 10.

By Friday I will put all the names in a bowl and draw one. I will contact the winner via email to obtain a mailing address. Everyone is welcome to participate, I will pay postage - domestic or international.

The only thing I ask in return is that the winner consider having some sort of give away of their own.

Doll details:
She is 3 inches tall, fully beaded. Form by Monica Magness, face by Jen Martin. She has 3 vintage green round nail heads on her front side as well as a Swarovski butterfly sewn to her right 'hand'. Dangling from her left hand are three 4mm Swarovski bicone beads. Her back side sports a vintage German glass sew on heart in green. Beads used range in size from 15/0 to 11/0 and are both Japanese and Czech.

I look forward to hearing from you.


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Grace, I have been looking at your super lovely beaded dolls for some time. I have made some spirit dolls but none completely beaded. Hopefully oneday I will be able to create a fully beaded art doll. When I saw your contest I instantly thought she looked like a " Autumn Sweet Pea"!!! Soooooooooooooooooo this is my offering up of a name. Hugs Judy

Grace said...

Hi Judy - thanks for playing and good luck!

morwyn said...

How about "Pumpkin Patches"? She's makes me think of a harvest goddess in training - just adorable!

Grace said...

Love it Morwyn - thanks for playing!

LouAnne said...

The name "Celeste" immediately came to my mind. I know not why. I just love the 100% beaded dolls. I've never made one but I have been known to bead to death most crazyquilt projects. Knowing when to stop has always been a problem! LOL! my blog is

tammy lang said...

hi grace
shes great!!
she looks like the end of summer colors in my garden~
so i have come up with
~summers end~
lots of hugs tammy

Phyl said...

Hi,Grace! What a little beauty of a dolly! If she were mine, I'd call her "Sweet Betsy". THanks for the sharing......
Phyl in N.C.

Maggie R said...

Hi Grace...
Love the new doll.....Her colors are so vibrant and happy to see.... she is one to be cherished.... so my choice for a name is "Cherish"
Don't know why I thought that but it just popped into my head....
Lots of space up there! Just kidding VBG

Grace said...

Wonderful to see all the comments and name offerings. Thanks for playing!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hi Grace, what a beauty she is! What a fun game. How's about "Mint Jubilee"? She reminds me of a trip into the candy shoppe, how sweet!
xo, Monica

Sue O said...

she is a sweet baby.
she could be named petunia.
sweet, sweet petunia
tia sueys_mom
sue o

Jessica W. said...

To me this doll is "Indian Summer". Her vibrant colors of the transition from Summer to Fall (green and orange) are there and the beautiful dark lavendar/periwinkle represent the last flowers of summer welcoming Fall. Her face is innocent, quiet and restful just like Fall as it brings the period of rest to the plant world.

Very beautiful, Grace.

Pat Winter said...

She is so cute. To me she looks like an Autumn blossom. My garden was put to bed for Winter today and I miss the flowers already. Then I come in and see this "Blossom", so that is what I will say is her name. She reminds me of a baby in a pram with her little adorable face peeking out. Beautiful colors and neat beading design. Oh, perhaps "Baby Blossom".

Grace said...

Monica, Sue, Jessica and Pat - great to see you participating. Thanks for the name offerings.

Good luck to all!

Gerry said...

Hi Grace,
Boy it looks like I'm just under the wire. LOL. She is a beauty - no doubt.

I would name her, Charity because that's what she is by definition.

According to Webster's:
an activity or gift that benefits the public at large

Peggy said...

I asked her name and heard clear as a bell: Talluleh. Great doll!
No website or blog, but you can e-me at

Kathy Wagner said...

This is a fun game!
The name I thought of right away is
"Magical Maggie"!
Suits her, don't you think?!?!
How very generous of you Grace!

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman