Friday, April 23, 2010

Giveaway from Ziji Baby! (this giveaway is now closed)

OK, I know I'm an adult and that I really shouldn't be jealous, but let me just come out and admit that I am a tad bit jealous that my daughter was the one who got to keep this item I reviewed.

Yes, I wasn't going to tell anyone but I had planned on keeping this little cutie all to myself. My daughter had surgery right when I got this and she left her stuffed doggie in the OR and as a mom with a crying child I told her she could have my little friend.

He is so stinking cute and soft though that I sneak him once in awhile for a nap (shhhhhhh, don't tell).

What I love about these too are that everyone of them is original and there are no 2 alike. Do you know you can even make special requests from the shop so if your child has a physical difference like my son who is missing an arm then I bet they could make one that has the same difference as your child?

So, do you get the idea that I'm in love with Ziji Baby?

Let's find out more about Ziji Baby:

When did you open your Etsy shop? ZIJI BABY opened shop on Etsy February 24th, 2010. I love Etsy. It is like opening a store in a really cool neighborhood. The other sellers are inspiring and incredibly helpful and I think we improve the quality of each other’s shops.

What I make are one-of-a-kind, hand-stitched sock dolls that are most often described by their owners as weird, cute, funny and the occasional awesome. I also sell ZIJI BABY bodysuits and toddler t-shirts that feature the dolls. Hip young parents what their kids to look the same.

Can you tell us how you started making these precious animals? I started making the dolls two years ago and the clothing more recently. Originally, I wanted to make homemade gifts for the holidays. I started with a kit then began to work without a pattern. I don’t really sew, so they ended up lumpy and full of flaws—like us! The dolls turned out so cool that my friends all wanted one. Now, through word of mouth, my ZIJI BABY dolls are all over the country—in Portland, Burlington, San Francisco, Boston, Charlotte, New York City, and as far off as Japan and India.

In making the dolls I like using antique buttons, fake diamonds (most of the dolls are engaged), felt, and jingle bells. I love jingle bells!

The reason I keep making the dolls is that they bring me joy. I’ll wake up in the morning and one of the dolls will catch my eye and I’ll just burst out laughing. At some point I was encouraged by friends to start of shop, so here I am.


Do you take custom orders if someone is looking for a specific color of animal? Yes. Let’s co-create.

What is your favorite item in your shop? I post my best, so what you are seeing are my favorites. They all make me smile. I suppose I have a soft spot for HAYDEN, who is whimsical. Then there is THURSTON who is just brilliant. Of the clothing, I think WALTER is my favorite. I have chosen this t-shirt as a giveaway item. Please come by my shop.

Buy It - Let me just tell you that if you buy one of these little creatures you will be in love!


Win It - Ziji Baby is giving away a T-Shirt like the one pictures above in a size 4T. If you don't have a child in this size you could make a child's day by giving to someone that is that size. This giveaway is open to my readers in the US and Canada only.



How To Win:

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Ziji Baby and tell me your favorite item in their shop.

**YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR THE WINNER.

Extra Entries (must have mandatory entry completed before you can gain extra entries) -
If it says (3) comments you must leave 3 separate comments.

1. Follow my blog - (3) entries

2. Grab my button and leave a link of where I can find it - (5) entries

3. Blog about this giveaway - (5) entries

4. Heart Ziji Baby on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry

5. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway

6. Email 3 friends or co-worker telling them about this giveaway and make sure to give them the link (I'm trusting you on this one) - (3) entry

7. Purchase anything from Ziji Baby and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries

This giveaway will end on May 7, 2010 and is open to my readers in the US and Canada only. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.

84 comments:

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Oh my stars, these make me laugh!

I really think I like Thurston! But, well, they're all so cute!

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~Bry~ said...

These remind me of ugly dolls....my absolute fav!

Thanks for stopping by my blog....returning the follow!

Susanm said...

Definitely Myrtle.

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Anonymous said...

I think myrtle is my favorite, these are quite funny.
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peripatetic33 said...

I like the Raymond t-shirt
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thaeter7 said...

I loved the tshirt onsie!
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Domestic Diva said...

I like RISHLEY . So cute!

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

I like Hayden

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entered 8 x 10 print

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katia said...

i love the wilomena doll! they are all sooo goofy and cute looking :D

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Donna said...

Cute, cute, cute...I love WILOMENA

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Donna said...

I've entered your Jewelry Wall Hanger giveaway.

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I've entered your Dryer Ball giveaway.

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I've entered your Custom Stepping Stone giveaway.

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I've entered your Terrarium of Choice giveaway.

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I've entered your $10 Gift Certificate to My Snoozles giveaway.

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Huguette E. said...

I like Wilomena
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Kim said...

Besides the awesome shirt..I love wilomena! So cute! xo

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J.E. said...

My favorite thing is the CYCLOPS tshirt. My son would love it!

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i like the cyclops.
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Beetle said...

My fave item is the WALTER tshirt
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I also entered the Fairy Door giveaway.

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I like Rishley!

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