Thursday, January 31, 2008

One World One Heart *UPDATED*


My offering for the One World One Heart event is this Valentine themed Dotee doll, hand sewn and embellished by me with glass beads & sequins. It is about 5 inches tall not counting the legs or the hanger. And as you can see... she fancies herself quite the Princess! You will have to provide your own throne or you can hang her from her beaded loop

The original idea behind this event is to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. You can read more about it on Lisa's One World One Heart blog.
Visit her blog and see all the wonderful items folks have offered up for the event.

In order to enter, just leave a comment on this post and, if you don't mind, include your city, state and country. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you live in the world.

I will accept names until midnight Eastern time, February 13 and will announce the winner on Valentine's Day, February 14. I will contact the winner through their blog - if you don't have blog - please don't forget to check back on the 14th to see if you won.

*UPDATED to add a couple of other items and increase your odds of winning! Everyone wants better odds, right? I know I do - so I am adding 2 other times to my drawing.


First is a pin I made last year. It is about 1 1/2 inches across and includes a ceramic bead by Earthenwood Studio. All glass Japanese and Czech beads, backed with ultrasuede.


And that's not all... I finished up a bracelet last night - another coil bracelet. These are so dainty and pretty when you see them - I can't quite convey that in the photos.

The colors on this one are far prettier in person than I can capture as well. It really is more of a reddish/wine color that it appears here. It is made with size 15/0 Japanese beads and an 11/0 Delica bead going down the middle as the spine. It measures just over 7 inches end to end. The colors are Metallic Burgundy; Transparent Pink Copper Gold; and the Delica is #104 - Translucent Raspberry Iris.


When I draw the names, I will give the first name drawn first choice, second name second choice and third - you get what's left. I hope you don't mind - I thought that would be most fair.

Good luck!!!

150 comments:

Maggie R said...

Oh Grace, she is so lovely. I could give her such TLC!!!
Please count me in ;-}
((((hugs))))
Maggie up North in Canada FREEZING!!!!!

Pam Bennett said...

Oh Boy! That is adorable! I love your blog and all the wonderful "inspiring" creations you have. Count me in! Pam :)

freebird said...

I just love it! I'm always a sucker for bright colors and cute dolls. Count me in for your drawing please.

I'm in Kingman, AZ, USA

Where did you get the bjp button? Can I copy it for my blog?

Angie(quillysilly) said...

She is just fabulous in all of her whimsy! Count me in and I'd love to have you take a peek at my OWOH giveway too! Thanks...Angie
my blog is quillysillyvintageboutique.blogspot.com

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

I just love Dotee dolls! This one is a very cute one. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway!
Dagmar

dunesza said...

She's is just lovely! A true princess:)


:) Caren

PS: Please have a look at my blog for the give-away I'm adding to this fabulous event! Love to see you over there!

Jo Anne O. said...

Hi Grace!! I am happy to see you taking part in this event too!! Ohhhhh...Dotee dolly, come home to Mama!!! LOL

She is adorable!!

Smiles!

Phyl said...

What a darling Valentine dotee dolly!Please add my name to the pot for the drawing;thanks!
Phyl in Warrenton,NC/USA

altered melissa said...

I too am in the OWOH challenge!! Count me in!! Come on over to my blog for a chance!

artfully yours,
melissa
alterediva@verizon.net
http://alterediva.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

This is so cool! I love it! Count me in. Thanks!

mspeegle said...

That is so cute! I love it!

~Melissa
Oklahoma City, OK

daydreamstudios said...

She is just the cutest! Please count me in.
Karla in East Jordan, Michigan USA

Angela said...

she would look brilliant in a window!

-angela (grants pass, oregon usa)
funkycatstudio.com

Noel said...

She's a beauty Grace....anyone would love to be her mama!!!
Hugs,
Noel

Dot said...

She is so bright and happy. I am sure she will be very happy with her new mama!

Anonymous said...

You can count me in. What a fabulous lady. I think she might just be a Queen!
Nancy in cold snowy Ontario, Canada

Gemma said...

WOW!
Love this!!!
Please enter my name!!!
:-)

Jan said...

Wonderful workmanship, sign me up. I am also participating in OWOH. I live in Murrieta, CA.

tammy said...

too sweet grace! love her :)
count me in please
tammy

artsyfran said...

oh my! So beautiful! Count me in. I'm also participating! Artsyfran.com

Sherry said...

Okay Grace, I'm just telling you now -- I have the perfect spot here for this darling doll!!! :)

I'm in Toronto, Ontario Canada...I don't think she'll need a passport!!!

I'm participating as well -- come by and say hi!!

Heather Robinson said...

This is a fantastic dotee doll and I am thrilled to be able to throw my name in your hat. Thanks for your generosity. I am so enjoying finding so many fantastic blogs.

sammy said...

This is just to cute for words! I got to have my name entered into this! Love her!

Altered Route said...

Please add me to the giveaway for sure!!! Isn't it sooo much fun to have giveaways!!! I just love it! I am participating as well. Please drop by and sign up!
Connie
http://alteredroute.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

This is so cute! Love the little shoes.
Please stop by my blog if you haven't already.
Dianne Rambling on..

Diana said...

Oh Grace pick me! I'm a princess and I love beading. stop by and enter my giveaway too!

Lisa said...

Love the Dottee doll!
Come enter my giveaway!

B.C. Canada

Ninnie said...

Love the doll. Please add me and dp join my giveaway.

Mark said...

I'm not sure what a dotee doll is, but I certainly like the design and bright colours.

Cheers Mark

Stephanie said...

She's delightful! Please enter me.

Banna said...

i love her could you please enter me and also enter mine

Rosa said...

Fun fun fun! Love it!! Please add my name!

Angela said...

I'm from Jacksonville, Florida, USA! Aww, now that is just too cute! Please enter me! I'm participating on my blog at:

http://gavemyheart3162.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

i want it i want it!! puttin' my greedy lil hand up! lol what fun this offering is Grace, THANK YOU for creating a fun treat for us to try to win. ~Monica :)

sandee said...

This is a great idea! However, I just moved across country and have most of my stuff in storage. What I would like to do, is go into as many of the blogs as I can and sign in. If my name gets pulled by anyone as a winner, I will donate $100 to AIDS Foundation in memory of my brother. If my name gets selected more than once, I will up the ante an additional $10 every time it gets pulled (greedy I know, but one can dream!!!) If my name is not pulled by anyone, I will still make a $50 donation. Tis way, everyone is a winner.

valerie said...

god she is so cute I want her

justjen said...

Wonderful work! I'm from Prescott Ontario Canada.

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I love Dotee dolls and this one is absolutely HAPPY!!! Please enter my name to hopefully win her!
THANK YOU for participating in this joyful event!
Please visit me and ALL the others on the list!
Cheers,
Lisa Oceandreamer

altermyworld said...

Beautiful art is good for the soul, and for the heart.
I can be reached at altermyworld.angw@gmail.com
Best,
Ang

Julie H said...

She is wonderful, such a glamourous girl and I can NEVER have too many Dotee dolls.

Debb said...

love the doll thanks for stoping by put my name in for the doll. Debb

Sandi said...

I love her!!! Glad to have found your blog and thanks for visiting me at VictorianGypsy

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

I can't stand it!! This is totally amazing. I would so love this precious gift.

Come visit me.

xo Rella
faerieluna.blogspot.com

Evelyn said...

Oh gosh, what a CUTE doll! Thank you for offering a chance to win this great prize.

Debby said...

Oh my!! She is just awesome. I would be thrilled to be entered in your draw. Be sure to visit me at inner reflections for my giveaway.
debby

rochambeau said...

She is great. Such detail!1 Yes please count me in!!!

Debi said...

Great blog, please enter my name in your drawing and come visit my blog.

vivage said...

OH, she is darling and just perfect for a window seat to cheer up the gloom of Feb. winter. Count me in!

shirleymcc said...

Please sign me up.
This is lovely work!!!

craftyhala said...

So cute! Please enter me.

seahagstudio said...

oh she is beautiful!!! please sign me up!! i live in medford, wisconsin-usa. home of tombstone pizza and weathershield windows! thanks, tracy

Myra said...

What a cute doll! Please enter me in your drawing and stop by my blog to enter mine.

toscania-art-life said...

Love it.Beautiful colors. Please count me in and visite my blog for my giveaway.

Robyn said...

I love it! What beautiful work! Thank for hosting this giveaway! I am crossing my fingers for sure!
Hugs,
Robyn

Joanne Huffman said...

Love your doll. Please enter me in your drawing; and, come visit my blog and enter my drawing.

http://joannethiemehuffman.typepad.com/

Joanne

Kathy Wagner said...

Hi Grace...Please enter my name in your draw, but could I possibly be lucky enough to win two beaded treasures from you!?!?!
I'm going to join in the fun with the giveaway too!

ST said...

She is very pretty! I'd love to have her. Add me to the drawing.
Sandy

vintagecollage said...

How Fun and Whimsy! Debbie another OWOH participant!

elsa said...

this is gorgeous!!!! i am a little late- another time zone and a mommy schedule-but please count me in!!!

Lisa said...

Ahhh she is beautiful just like her namesake! Please count me in. :)

Kelly Snelling said...

the colors make me so happy but the little shoes just drive me wild! it's awesome!

The Conspirator said...

What a funky and adorable art doll. Thank you for your creative generosity!

Blissings, April
Eureka, CA, USA

Charlie McGee said...

Hi, I thought that I had visited you already but I guess I didnt. I love your doll and would like you to enter my name.
thanks,
Charlie

Jennifer S Fowler said...

Very unique idea. I do like it. Please enter me.

Rowan Willow said...

What an adorable doll...lots of TLC in her. I also loves your "pink project" squares, especially the believe one. Please, stop by my blog and checkout my giveaway.

Spreadin' the love :00
Rowan Willow (alter/artist ego)
aka Tiffany

Pat said...

Your little art doll is adorable! I'd love a chance to win it. Thank you!

nici said...

What a fantastic doll! She reminds me so much of the art of Remy Charlip; all the swirly rainbow colors!Please add me, and please stop by my offering for the event! http://artshapedworld.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

newcreationart said...

So whimsical! I love her. Please enter me. I've joined, as well. I'm from near Lansing, MI, USA

PEA said...

How I love your Dotee doll, she's gorgeous!! Please enter my name in your draw and if you haven't already done so, please come over to my blog to enter my giveaway as well:-) xo

shirleymcc said...

please sign me up, this doll is wonderful!
thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday :-)

Irish3 said...

I just fell in love with your Valentine Dotee doll!! So cute!!! I would love a chance to win her!! Please enter me in your drawing and I am also participating at the address below.
-Deirdre
New Jersey U.S.A.

http://rileycoyotecreations.blogspot.com/

CoffeyHouse Collection said...

She's so sweet! Please enter me! I'm having a drawing too!

Deb Lewis said...

What a great doll!! Love the colors and beading ~ please add me to your drawing and drop in to join in my giveaway too! Deb Lewis

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

What a darling Valentine Dotee, Grace. I just love all the Dotee dolls and this one is a charmer.

Please enter my in your drawing.
Thank you,

Jackie
Illinois

WendyP said...

she is so gorgeous !!!
she made me smile so very much.
hugs

Teresa said...

Such a cute little doll! Count me in.

Marilyn said...

Hi, Grace...love your blog, love your work! This little dotee doll is adorable...I'd love to add my name for a chance in your drawing! Thanks.....Marilyn in Kansas City, MO, USA

MissKoolAid said...

I've never heard of dotee dolls before this even but I'm loving the ones I've seen so far. Please sign me up!

Cheers,
Sophie in Montreal, Canada

Connie said...

this is adorable! very creative!

Robin Trostel said...

Dotees are my favorite!

Pandora's Artbox said...

She's adorable! I've seen other Dotee dolls...what is the story behind them? What makes them a Dotee doll? I don't sew or work with fabric but these wee dolls make me want to learn! Anyway, please add my name to your drawing and make sure to visit my blog to enter my giveaway. Thanks!

~*~Nan in NJ~*~

Elizabeth said...

Just love yor Dottee Doll!!
Come on over to my blog, I just jumped in !!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

This Girl Remembers said...

What a lovely, fun doll! Please count me in! :)

And if you like, please do stop by my blog to check out my own offer at http://thisgirlremembers.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/one-world-one-heart-giveaway/

The little witch said...

I love this! Such amazing colours.
Please add my name to your list. ^_^
I have a giveaway up at my blog to.
loving-art.blogspot.com

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

So Cute!! Please enter my name in your drawing. Don't forget to hop on over to my Shabby Chic giveaway at:

www.bunnychicboutique.blogspot.com

Bunny Blessings ~

Jayne

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

Http://bluedotfrog.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

How Gorgeous! Lovely Doll. Please count me in!

I would love for you to stop by my website and enter for a free pair of sterling silver, ornate Bali beads and korean jade earrings i’ve made.

http://courtneydesigns.ie/blog/index.php
info@courtneydesigns.ie

peace, light & love
Courtney/ Dublin, Ireland

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Grace,

I would love to be in the draw for your gorgeous Dottee doll and invite you to come by and enter the draw for my gift.

Rob

GreenishLady said...

Oh Yes, I'd like to be in the draw for her! Thank you. I'm overwhelmed by the size of the list, so have started randomly selecting blogs to visit, but clicked on yours because you're just above my name on the list. We're neighbours! I have a little book of poetry on offer.

kathy mc said...

She's Beautiful!! Please count me in and visit my blog to sign up for mine,
http://kathymcelroy.typepad.com/stories2tell/2008/02/one-world-one-h.html#comments

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous! Please count moi in! And stop by my blog giveaway!

Dragonlady said...

I have never hear od a dotee doll, she is gorgeous, I would love to win..
I have joined too..
Brenda

Margo :-) said...

OWOH is an awesome idea.... I am from Ontario, Canada! So fun to read blogs and "meet" such talented artists from all over!! :-)

Chris said...

This is too cute. I must have it!

sue said...

I do believe that I'm in love with this doll, count me in! Thanks for stopping by & entering at my blog, too!

Carol ~ Spirit's Journey Designs said...

Gorgeous! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra said...

How totally cool, really fabulous OWOH gifts!

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Grace,
I would love to be included in your beautiful giveaways, please ... OOroo ... Bethel
Please Pop on over to my place as I'm a player too ... http://tinyurl.com/39pob3

Mya said...

Grace,
Love your valentine girl. I am so glad you are enjoying your grandchildren. I am a brand new grandma, it is wonderful.
-Mya

Susan said...

Your doll is so me.

Please add me to your draw, and visit my giveaway page, too!
http://art-in-a-carton.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

Moon said...

What fun to see all these great crafts.

Come by and see ours,

http://pbetouffee.blogspot.com/

Becky Vigor said...

She is so cute, I'd love to win her. Please enter me into your draw and come and join mine. I'm from Sheffield in the north of England.

Farmchick said...

Very cute- you do great work! Be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win my heavenly smelling OWOH giveaway!

Farmchick

crazierinreallife said...

what a wonderful give away. please enter me in your drawing. don't forget to stop by my blog to enter my give away

http://crazierinrealife.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

Karen

GardenGoose said...

what a darling doll! I love her cheerful colors. please enter my name in your drawing. thanks so much for the opportunity.
Tina
www.gardengoose.blogspot.com
stop by and visit sometime

Sam said...

How lovely - she looks very queenly! I'd love to be able to give her a home!

Please enter me!

Rice said...

Please include me in your drawing. Please visit my blog to enter mine as well. : )
http://quiltsnmore.blogspot.com/

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I would love to win your drawing. Please stop by my blog as I am also part of this great event! Your piece has gorgeous colors!

Latharia said...

What a beautiful doll! Please do enter my name in your drawing & come visit my blog! :D

I'm Toni said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my quilled cardinal!
I just love Dotee dolls!!
have fun!
toni

sew-funky said...

please enter me in the draw - I am participating too!


http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2008/02/onew-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

misspvc said...

Lovely giveaway! Please enter my name into your drawing and if you haven't already please drop by and enter your name in mine!
Patti V

robynl said...

Please enter me for this so unusual and pretty doll.

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

Kollár Veronika said...

Where are you Grace?

Dee Light said...

Count me in!!! Such fun, just too cute.

Nikki said...

How cheery and fun. Please count me in.

jayedee/florida, usa said...

isn't she just the cutest??!! please throw my name in the hat too! good luck everyone!

beckyk428 said...

what lovely colors!!! I live in WV, not to far from you... Thank you for being a part of OWOH! Count me in!

Freya said...

I love this little doll.... what a creative vision you have! Please add me to your drawing; I'd love to see her in my home!

~Freya

http://artbyfreya.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart-givaway.html

Angelina's Trinkets said...

You've been added to the drawing at Angelina's Trinkets. Thank you for the lovely comment on my Solitude butterfly angel. I love your little doll. She is so colorful and full of such whimsy. I'd love a chance to win her. Thanks, Angelina

Cindy Dean said...

Very cute! Sign me up.

Michele said...

I've been lurking for some time now, amazed at your beautiful beading. Oh, were my eyes a little better I'd try it myself.

Hope you recover quickly. I'd love to win your little Valentine dolly...

Michele
Edmonds, Washington

SherryRenee said...

I've never seen any art work like yours. She is beautiful! Please enter me in your giveaway and check out mine too! Thank you!!

Sherry
http://ificouldsetmysoulfree.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-one-world-one-heart-it-is-blog.html

Chris in Oz said...

Hi,

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Isn't this a fantastic idea. What a great way to meet fellow artists from all over the world. Please enter me in your give-away too. I hope you pick me!!! LOL!!!

Hugz......

cliodhna's wave said...

she is really beautiful, I love your squares too, I use beads when I am doing my embroidery, I love the texture of them and wonderful colours they give

ahiltz said...

What a charming and creative giveaway you are doing! She is gorgeous! I am Anita from Mt. Clemens, MI, USA and it is freezing cold here! Hope it is warm where you are at! LOL! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks for doing this, too!
ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Enzie Shahmiri said...

So colorful!

If you have not already visited my blog, please drop in and sign up for my One World~One Heart giveaway of 'Masquarade'.

KJ said...

Very coy and charming!

Please include me and thanks for your generosity!

KJ
California

Michelle Sylvia said...

Please enter me for this wonderful doll!

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!

Many Blessings,
Michelle

Mieke said...

Oh Wow This is so beautiful.I am very glad I found your blog.
Look at my blog for my valentine give away please :O).

Antonella said...

I love your Dotee doll, she is adorable. I love her heart face. Please enter me for a chance to win and thank you for your note on my giveaway.
Hugs, antonella :-)
www.quilling.blogspot.com

Chiara said...

oh please add me to your drawing and stop by my blog to enter mine. your work is gorgoues

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh my goodness ~~ please, please add me to the list. Your work is ABSOLUTEY FABULOUS!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog (and the "bug" made its way through my family and where I work ... you're right, it is NOT fun!). I'm so glad you're feeling better.

Marie said...

What fabulous artwork. Your beading is simply amazing. Please count me in for your draw and thanks for playing along over at mine.

Five Shadows said...

Lovely! And beautiful bead work. My daughter does beading too. Thanks for entering my blog drawing. PLEASE enter my name in yours!
Sharon

http://schutt.net/sharon/

Laurie said...

I would love to be included in your drawing. Thinks for visiting.

Rachel said...

Such pretty offerings! Please sign me up for your drawing! Thanks for coming by my blog. :-)

Peace and blessings,
Rachel

Mary Isabella said...

Please enter me...Smiles

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

thanks for visiting my blog, love your doll, please add me to your drawing, thanks!

Kelley said...

I love the whimsical doll! And your bead work is so elegant! Thanks for visiting me today - it was great to meet you! :D Kelley

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Beautiful offerings!

DejaBlu said...

How lovely, please enter me into your drawing. Also, thanks for dropping by mine.

Andee
http://dejablu503.livejournal.com/502651.html

trisha too said...

Wow, yes, please, count me in, it's all wonderful!

Thank you for stopping by to see my little owoh hearts. :)

Jiffers said...

Fabulous giveaway! Wow! Please include me in the draw. My link is
http://kimmikat.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/one-world-one-heart/
I shall return to read your blog when I have recovered from all this excitement. Please pop by and enter my contest too. Good luck to everyone.
Susie.

Nerissa said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. You do such beautiful work!

Take care
Nerissa

iHanna said...

Your beadwork is absolutley gorgeous! The broach - oh wow!

turquoise cro said...

Sweeet!!!!! Happy Valentine's Day if I don't talk to YOU tomorrow!!! tee hee

Kathy said...

Loce that "pillow" - never seen one like it!

Betzie said...

I don't think I've signed up yet...but I sure want to!!! You do lovely work and I'd love to win any of them!

Crafty Mama said...

What little cuties! Count me in!
Thanks for visiting my blog also.
http://craftyhandbags.blogspot.com

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