Monday, July 14, 2014

Common Thread Giveaway

Have you heard of the Common Thread Giveaway?   Each month, one of the regular Common Thread artists -- Maria Wulf, Jon Katz, Rachel Barlow, Jane McMillan and Kim Gifford -- chooses a piece of their work to give away on their blogs.

This month, I'm honored to be the guest artist, and I'll be giving away one of my lions, made from a felted, recycled wool sweater and fringed t-shirt jersey.

For those who've ended up here via the other blogs, a little about me:  I work mostly in recycled fabrics, partly because I hate waste and also because it's a good way to keep material costs down; lots of people would like to buy handmade, but sometimes the price can be prohibitive (because time and talent takes money, right?).  This way, I can keep a lot of fabric out of the landfill, keep myself out of a cubicle and still make things that most people can afford to take home.

If you'd like to enter the drawing for my little lion, please leave a comment on the blog. After you've done that, you might want to meander over to some of the other blogs involved in this monthly giveaway -- there are some wonderful artists participating, and I'm flattered to be a part of them this month.

I'll pick a winner on Thursday and post the announcement here. Good luck!

EDITED TO ADD:  If you comment as "Anonymous," you have to leave your real name and an email in the comments.  I have two comments so far from Anonymous and I don't want you left out of the giveaway.  Also, for the commenter who wanted to know where she could buy a lion if she doesn't win, here's the link.

34 comments:

Betsy said...

Karen this is so adorBle. My 1st grandson is due to arrive in September and I would so love to win this for him

AuntieAllyn said...

I enjoy your blog and your lovely animals & garments, especially since you use upcycled materials. Your lion would be a lovely gift for my newborn next-door neighbor!

giannahorse said...

I would love to give this lion to my friends' newborn daughter. Very cute.

Jennifer said...

Who doesn't crave a stuffed animal?

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful lion!

Barbara said...

LOVE the lion and if I would be so fortunate to win it, would happily give it to my Grand Lady. She is 2 1/2 years old and loves all animals, especiall the wild ones! I'm happy to part of your give away... Happy continued sewing and creating to you!

JoAnne Francies said...

What a cute little guy! Thanks for being so very creative!

Anonymous said...

If I don't win this for my lovely grand daughter whose e-mail address is lionluver. then how can I purchase one of your "other" lions??? Charming piece!!!

Dawn said...

If I won, I would keep it for myself. I have grandchildren, but they have all the stuffed animals they need. I'm not lion ing.

Pam A. said...

This sweet lion is very appealing. Love its face! I would be very pleased to offer it a new home.

Melissa B. said...

I want him for myself!

Alexis Meehan said...

Karen, the lion is beautiful. I would love to have it to give it as a gift to a friend who needs comforting. Thank you for the opportunity.
Alexis Meehan

Jeanne said...

Your beautiful lion would make my zoo collection complete. I would cherish it in my home forever.

Catherine Petee said...

This lion is adorable!!
I would love to have him in my home.

Robin Shaw said...

Hi: I know the perfect little five month old baby boy that I would love to give this to! Best, Robin

Lana said...

I have a new grandson who would love your lion...

Althea said...

Your lion is utterly charming. I have a 3 year old granddaughter who would be thrilled to own it.

Heather said...

I'd love for him to be my Lion King!

Heather said...

I would love for him to be my Lion King!

cathy stewart said...

So nice to be introduced to your wonderful work by Maria Wulf. Love the lion, here's hoping for a win. All the best!

pat woodward7@gmail.com said...

Oh, how cute is he!! I would love to give him a good home.

Jackie said...

You are creating some wonderful pieces. And the lion only being one. Wishing you much continued success!

Donna said...

How wonderful for little ones to have a stuffed animal that is not made or stuffed with something that may be toxic! And he's such a handsome (I dare not say cute, for he is a lion, after all:) fella!

Anonymous said...

My astronomy sign is Leo - the Lion. How wonderful if I would win this for my 72nd b/d on the 26th. Love the beautiful talent you have.
Joan the Knitter from Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love your work, & the way you recycle in such beautiful ways is so much needed today. I am also a Leo & about to have birthday # 70. I would love to have this cute lion. Thanks. Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love your work, & the way you recycle in such beautiful ways is so much needed today. I am also a Leo & about to have birthday # 70. I would love to have this cute lion. Thanks. Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

so cute - thanks for participating in the giveaway

wendy greeenspan
wendells4@hotmail.com

Chancey Gardener said...

What a wonderful Lion. I'd love to see him on my desk top at work, where he would cheer me every day.

robin silver said...

I love him! I would find it hard to give him away but I have a wee person who I know would love him well.

donna

Anonymous said...

So adorable...all of your work looks top notch. Thanks for participating in the give-away.
Diane (dmfs40@yahoo.com)

Cape Cod Grandma said...

MAGICAL WHIMICAL ENCHANTING

Marianna said...

Adorable. I'm visiting from Picking My Battles. Love these give aways! And finding great new artists.

Debbie and Joe said...

I don't usually enter the Common Thread giveaways, but i LOVE this lion! He is so very special.

Joann F said...

Karen, I love your blog and the lion! It is darling and whimsical! Good luck with the book.

Joann