Monday, 8 November 2010

Blog Giveaway: vintage fabric lavender rabbit



I blogged a little while ago about my new vintage fabric lavender rabbits and how they reminded me of my childhood spirograph toy. It kept me amused for hours - who needs a Wii when you can play with a pencil and some plastic cogs to make hundreds of geeky patterns?!



I think my all time favourite childhood Christmas present was my Sindy house. I loved it the minute I set eyes on it that Christmas morning, probably around 1983. My dedicated Father stayed up most of the night putting it together on Christmas Eve!

So in the spirit of nostalgia and with the festive gift-giving season around the corner, I'm going to run a blog giveaway where you tell me your favourite childhood Christmas present!

How to enter
Leave a comment below telling me your favourite childhood Christmas present. The winner will be picked at random on November 22nd.
**If you enter this giveaway, please state clearly your email address, OR your Facebook/Twitter/Etsy username, so I can contact you in case you win**

The prize
Up for grabs is a Spirograph lavender rabbit in orange and yellow.
This giveaway is open to worldwide entries, but I am afraid I cannot post this rabbit to Australia due to strict custom restrictions on dried lavender.

Dates
This giveaway runs from the 8th November 2010 to Midnight (GMT) 22nd November 2010.

Good Luck!


I am also currently offering free worldwide shipping on all Vintage Fabric Totes and Clutch Purses from 25th October until Christmas Day on December 25th in my Etsy store

46 comments:

sew obsessed said...

My sister and I would spend hours playing with our Fisher Price school and farm, I still have them and now my children play with them.
I also can remember playing with a spirograph, but getting frustrated when the pins that were supposed to hold them still would move!!
Great giveaway, count me in!

vadjutka said...

I am so deeply in love with these rabbits for a long time now....I would be so happy to win one of the rabbits...or at least a leg or nose or a tail...

My favourite childhood Xmas present was a big Lego Hospital - i loved it and played with it for a long time. But on that Xmas eve my father was playing with it :-)

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laurettalynne said...

Nice work on the rabbits!

My favorite childhood Christmas present was Barbie. My sister and I played with them for hours, and that's where I learned to sew-- making clothes for Barbie.

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Jessie Clewell said...

OMG how cute are those! My fav childhood presents were those giant black plastic cases full of crayons, markers & colored pencils. They were always terrible quality but I'd spend the rest of Christmas vacation using them.

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gill said...

My favourite was an Etch-a-Sketch. I had hours of fun with it so I bought one for my daughter about 10 years ago
Gill

slb3334 said...

my favorite was a puppy puppet that my dad gave me as it barked.

Anna said...

Favorite Christmas gift was a bassinet for one of my 'babies'. I was maybe 9 years old when I received it. Best ever!

Lovin' these rabbits... just darling!

Crossing my fingers!

Amber said...

My favorite childhood Christmas present was a cute little raggedy ann doll that my aunt made from scratch!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Christina said...

Love these bunnies!

My favorite childhood Christmas gift was a Gem doll...her earings flashed...lol!

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Carmilla said...

My favourite childhood Christmas present was a big white teddybear. I loved him so much: his name was Fiocco di neve (snowflake) and I carried him everywhere. It was almost as big as me. So sad it got damaged and I had to throw it away ><
Please enter me, I love that rabbit!



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Jingle said...

I used to get 'The Box' every year when I was a kid! It was a box stuffed with crayolas and craft supplies! It was always among my favorite gifts!!!
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oona. said...

That rabbit wants to come live in my daughter's bed with her other stuffed rabbits, they can all be a bunny gang! My favorite childhood Christmas present was a whole dollhouse full of furniture that my dad made out of cardboard, toothpicks, and glue. I can vividly remember arranging everything in my very simple little dollhouse and how magical that world was.
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Wehaf said...

I got an armatron robot one year = what joy!

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Julia said...

I think my favourite christmas present would have to be the sewing kit my mom put together for me. I still have the needle book!

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mamipdx said...

my favorite gift was a quiz whiz- so high tech back in the early 80s!
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Samantha said...

I'm going to sound like such such a weirdo, but my favorite childhood Christmas present was a closet organization system. It was made of white wire shelving that Dad and I customized and he built for me. I Absolutely loved it! I have always had a passion for personal organization and this was the ultimate chance for me to rearrange and display my beloved stuffed animals and vintage handbags. Plus, it was a lot of fun to do it with my dad. I was 13 or 14.

Adorable bunnies by the way! Love them!

TopHat said...

I got a bike when I was 5 and that was the best ever for sure.

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Shannon said...

My favorite christmas present was this stuffed rabbit I had seen in a store a couple weeks earlier and fell in love with. I was 5 and had NO idea my parents would go back and get it. It was a "Christmas Miracle" in my eyes.

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eclairre said...

I absolutely loved getting My Little Ponies... I wasn't much of a barbie girl! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

erin m. said...

My Favorite Childhood Christmas has to be spending the whole day playing the new Super Nintendo games Santa brought me and my brother! 1994 was great.
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Kelli Lee said...

Interesting question. The first memorable X-mas gift that comes to mind was my Baby Alive (the original from the 1970s). Amazed that she would really eat and then really go to the bathroom. I understand that doll has made a resurgence in recent years.

Thanks for the chance to win your precious rabbit.

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Felicity said...

My favorite xmas present was a puzzle of the Muppets.
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mom2girls said...

I grew up in the early 80's and I loved Dolls - my most memorable Christmas gift by far - is my Cabbage Patch Doll (Vannesa) whom my mom stood in line for while we were on vacation in California, we were from a tiny town in Canada and there were no Cabbage Patch dolls yet, for at least a year, I was the only girl that I knew that had the coveted doll! I adored her. My daughter now has one that she loves!
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very married said...

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when i was much younger, we really weren't well off so I remember thinking that the year we got Capt'n Crunch was THE best.

StephanieC said...

I loved my very first camera!! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Cassandra said...

These rabbits are beyond cute. (I'm off to check out your shop after this.) My favorite Christmas gift, that I remember, was my Cricket doll. She was almost as big as me and came with different outfits and cassettes - she'd tell you stories. The toy I can remember playing with the most though, was my lincoln logs. :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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Joan J said...

When I was about five (a zillion years ago), I received a Coca-Cola truck, that had a little dolly to wheel out the cases of bottled Coke. My parents owned a store, so I guess I was fascinated with delivery trucks!

lolamichele said...

my favorite childhood christmas gift was a yellow and green tent. I was about 4 & couldn't wait to try it out.

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DK said...

My favorite year ever was the year we actually got coal in our stockings, but that wasn't childhood that was when I was in college and we were so poor that my gift that year was that I got to come home for Christmas. As far as childhood gift goes, Mom once made me a set of fluffy sheep that I adored. They were made with that fluffy, synthetic sherpa fabric and there was a momma sheep big enough for me to ride at the time (I was still an only child, so I was *young*) and she had three little lambs that matched.

Heartaday said...

Why, a spirograph of course! No joke!

quilary said...

I was given a small red and yellow cash register. It was made of tin with a red tin drawer that popped out with a 'ding' when you pushed down the lever to open the cash drawer. It looked so old fashioned - I really loved it and the play money that came with it. Thanks for making me dig up this memory! and for the lovely giveaway.

Sarah Matos said...

My favorite childhood christmas present would be a stuffed rabbit that was under the tree. Now my daughters have it.

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tattgiff said...

I loved my yellow bithday bear carebear.
I still have him.
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Louis H said...

I do vividly remember a dollhouse I received. I was about 5. I don't recall any brands but I loved it so much,2 stories with attic and balcony

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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georgie said...

I guess it would be my Green Ghost game that was way back in the early 60's

Lyudmila said...

THe best present is the toy and candies
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Shellie & Brutus said...

My favorite present was a Crissy doll, the one where you push the button on her back and her hair grew.
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She Can't Decide said...

what a fun give away!!

My favorite childhood christmas present was a set of mystery novels that I read and read and read for the next few months in the quiet of my room. I loved getting lost in the pages and falling into the stories. My parents gave me that year the gift of loving to read!

Alison said...

My most memorable was my bike. My parents gave me a bike and I was over the moon. Also, the Barbie Van.. I remember my Dad sitting there nearly all day putting that thing together. ;)

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cpage2323 said...

I remember one year waking up with a brand new dollhouse all decked out under the tree and i loved it! I played with it for years~

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Brittany said...

I remember one year I received a Karaoke Machine and I absolutely loved it! Thanks!

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Brock said...

A big ole' box of comic books. Christmas 1998.

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Gianna said...

A kitchenaid stand mixer. I've been a foodie for a LONG time :)
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asuka said...

My favorite childhood present was my very first Polly Pocket set (the old kind, that still fit in your pocket!). Not only do I -still- love those toys, but at the time it was the typical "everyone has one but me" so I was so happy to finally be able to be part of the 'cool kids' ^_^;

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MegPS said...

My mum made me a shop (or got a local joiner to). I suppose really you could say it was a mini-book shelf to waist height and then for the top half she made a pair of curtains so I could stand behind it and be open or closed. She painted it up, and so my love of retail was born.

Marlowe said...

My favorite Christmas present was a little blue purse my grandma made me out of heavy curtain fabric and lined with satin...I remember how very silky soft it was on the inside and I would take it to church every Sunday!
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