homemade giveaway

As promised, I'm doing a giveaway to thank all of you who come back again and again (and even those of you who are here for the first time!). It really means a lot to me that so many people stop by to see what I'm working on. I love reading your comments and emails, getting your input, and feeling your encouragement. It keeps me crafting!

So I give you ... Preppy Dog, handmade by yours truly. It's been a while since I've made a sock animal, and I found a great pair of argyle socks that reminded me of fall, and back-to-school preppy style. I also crocheted him a little scarf since it is starting to feel crisp outside. I love fall - it is my very favorite season.

He's not quite as serious as he looks, even when he puts on his tough-guy face. For a chance to win, just leave a comment by midnight on Sunday, October 5. I'll use the handy, unbiased Random Number Generator to pick a winner. No anonymous comments please!

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Bridget said...

Oh my goodness he is so cute!! I am sure we would give him a good home :)

jackie said...

So cute, Jill! I love fall, too!! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

I was inspired by your burpcloths awhile back, and I made my own! I'm getting ready to make more soon. Thanks for all the cute ideas that inspire!

StephanieJ said...

I love your blog, and have been a lurker for sometime. You are so talented! I am jealous! Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win!

smalltownmom said...

Don't put me in the contest, but I had to say that he is adorable!!!

abradfordgardner said...

oo! i want it! i made your onesie cookies for a shower last week and i'm going to make the diaper cake for the shower this week. unfortunately, i don't sew...maybe some day. and i like this sock dog!

Christy said...

the dog is SO cute!! I love it!! someone made me a sock monkey when I was little - I wish I still had it!

Natalie said...

Hi Jill,

I have had your blog on my Google Reader for some time now. I love it and I am glad that you are back from your "pregnancy hibernation". I enjoy seeing all the things you make and I even looked for you when Martha was on TV last week or so ago.

I found your blog when it was highlighted by Blogger way back in Feb(?).

Your preppy cool dog would be welcome in my home. :)

Natalie

Sarah S said...

He is so cute....love the prop styling with crossed arms! I really enjoy your blog and have enjoyed seeing how you prepare for your new arrival. I am expecting baby number two right now. Thank you for your inspiration.

Lauren said...

He's adorable. I love how practical all of your stuff is. Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

He's so cute! I'd love to adopt him! I've so enjoyed your blog - it's helped me reach into that creative person lurking inside.

Monica said...

So cute! My little boy would love him!

Elisha said...

Awesome dog. I can't remember how I found your blog, but it makes my biological clock tick like crazy, much to my guy's anxiety.

Chrystal said...

You are my crafty inspiration :) I have made many a burp cloth and bib and they are such a hit. I think I want to tackle the shirt pocket quilt next.

Many congrats on the pregnancy.

undefined said...

I think I love Preppy Dog. :) I've been lurking around for a while -- don't remember if I've ever commented before or not -- but I love your burp cloth tutorial. I've made and given them as gifts to several pregnant friends over the last few months, and they are always a huge hit.

Thanks for all the ideas!

Gerb said...

Hello! I've followed you on Google Reader for some time now. You have great, doable ideas and I love your sock animals!

Happy remainder-of-pregnancy!

Trina said...

Aw, Preppy Dog is adorable :) My kiddos would love him.

Jill, I have adored your blog since the day I found it. I would love to win something you made!

Abs said...

I love your blog! It's so inspiring.

Lyndsay said...

Preppy dog is the cutest thing ever! Thanks for the chance to win him. Lyndsay

Korbi said...

me me me!!!! I actually bought this book that you told us about and have made my fair share of sock and glove animals while driving to see family and a big trip we took through 5 states. My zebra took me most of Utah.... :) But I want another one!

runningonink said...

OH MY HECK! Preppy Dog is so adorable! I love him- he would have a nice comfortable home here- Lots of love and treats :)

Just Me. said...

Preppy Dog is so cute! I want him!

cpullum said...

My daughter is aying let's win!!!
She loves it!!!

The Himmer Family said...

do you have a tutorial on how to make these??

Rachel said...

Cute Cute Cute! I love the attitude in the second picture!

We'd love to give him a home... my little guy would make quick friends!

Hippie Family... said...

ooh ya. pick us we love him already!
I just got this book but we started making legwarmers (yes, thanks) so we have to start over and figure out a project to make

Mardis Family said...

Oooh, I've told so many people about this, and linked to it on my blog, because I couldn't wait for a giveaway from you!
I hope I hope I hope I hope I win!

Lindsey said...

so cute! i've been reading your blog for quite a few months now and you have defnitely inspired me! my mom passed away 3 years ago and i have her sewing machine. i don't really know how to sew but you've made me get that sewing machine out! i've made a knock off of the "secure2me" blankets! you should do it! super easy...let me know and i'll show you the post...although i didn't post a tutorial..im sure you could figure it out!
i never win..but thought i'd post with hope :)

All About Amelia said...

he is very cute and i have a new baby boy who could give him a great home and lots of love...hope we win :)
jenn

bec said...

very cute! and thanks for all the inspiration.

Deanna said...

Love the argyle Fall inspiration. My daughter would love to play with him!

Alicia said...

I love your blog! It gives me so many great ideas! Keep them coming!

Mary said...

I love your blog! I don't know how to sew very well but your ideas have inspired me to try.

Amy said...

what a sweet little dog! I love to read your blog and have made many of your taggie mini quilts for friends! I've been a constant lurker for a while and love to see new tutorials on your blog!

"come on lucky number ____ mama needs a new argyle dog!!"

Ashlee Dunlap said...

You are SOOO creative! I have been watching all your crafts for quite a few months and have taken upon myself quite a few of your crafts. Thanks so much! I love 'preppy dog', he's so adorable. Where do you come up with all your ideas!

Shannon & Eli said...

my three boys would absolutly adore this little guy! And yeh sorry about my ultra lame tribute to you on my blog, I will get a much better one up I swear! Cause I love your blog!!!

Regina said...

pick me
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Shanell said...

Oh Jill! You are so amazing. You are a true crafting inspiration. I love these sock animals!

janellybelly said...

JILL!!!!! Preppy is the CUTEST! I absolutly LOVE your blog & I am soooo EXCITED about this give away! I have a perfect spot for him! Thanks for the opportunity! =]

Sarah Jean said...

I love your blog! Thanks for a fun contest!

claudia said...

WOW! Look at all these comments already! Pick me! Pick me! Oh random number generator!
I love dogs, real or otherwise and this one is especially cute!
Thanks for thinking of us!

Sarah said...

I LOVE the scarf that you made for him...and I am sure that I would give him a great home. His preppy style would fit in perfect with all my school books and projects that I have going on in my room. I love stopping by your blog to see your new projects and I am quite excited about this giveaway=)

Heather Overby said...

He is so cute and I love everything on your blog.
Heather

Tracey said...

Jill,
He is so cute. I love all your crafts. I would love to him ajoin my son and I.

April said...

OMGosh he's so stinking cute! I'd be so beyond excited to win a creation of yours!

shumashuma said...

He is too cute to pass up! I hope I win! PICK ME PICK ME!!
Thanks for all your good ideas!

K. Tacher said...

I would love to know how you make these! They are SO CUTE! =) Oh, and I'm new to your blog as of last week. I love your ideas!!! You give ME inspiration to sew!

Homemade by Lisa said...

Jill, Can I say I found you when I first found blogger from the home page it had a link to you and I've been inspired to create my own.
I love checking in on you to see what you have come up with next.
Love from Utah Lisa

Julie said...

Jill he is adorable! I love it... thanks for always encouraging us creatively!!!

Camelia Bradshaw said...

such a cute dog. We would love to have him in our home. By the way, I made your rolls and they were devine. Thanks. I am not even a baker but they turned out great.

Sariah English said...

I love the colors! He makes me want to drink a cup of hot chocolate!

Morgan said...

Very Very cute. I do know a sweet baby who would treat this pup well. Love all of your work.

*sunchips* said...

So cute! I wish I had your talent!

Jo said...

Preppy dog is very cool. I love reading your blog. As a result of one of your sock animal posts I bought the book and spent an entire weekend making animals with some kids that i was looking after.
Keep up the good work. You're an inspiration

Liz said...

Too, too cute!
Loved your blog for months and it's reawakened my crafty side so much that I spent 3 hours last night on my latest project!

x

luciandjoe said...

Hi Jill,
I've been enjoying your posts from here in Australia for a long time now. I love your sense of style and sensibility!
regards,
joe

Bethany said...

Hey Jill,

I absolutely love your work and wish I had half as much creativity and natural talent as you do! I could see from the Moses basket your Mom made that it runs in the family! Please add me to the drawing. My kiddos would adore your puppy dog!

The Irwins said...

Very cute preppy dog! I may have to try to make one for my little boy, because he would absolutely love him! Thanks for all the creative inspiration!
Kelly
ecupakelly@aol.com

jlk said...

That is one cute dog. I love the plaid nose!

hondaray6 said...

Well, he's just too cute! I would make him my new Bingo mascot! He looks like a winner! Thanks

Kimberlee said...

I just came across your blog recently and I love seeing your projects! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

Julie said...

I love your sock animanls! They are so cute, and inspire me to try some out too!

Mom 2 To Boys said...

What a cute little guy! Love it! I've just recently subscribed and I love everything you do! Thanks for the give a way!

Sitton said...

he is so cute!

Jamison Foster Photography said...

Thanks for all the inspiration. My daughter and I have made the glove dog together from your site.

Candy

mefl said...

I have no idea where you find the time but I love visiting your site. You've helped me get back on the sewing/crafting wagon. I am busy with Halloween costumes!
Thanks and good luck.

Katherine said...

Oh my, he is so cute! My son would love him!

amy said...

He is so cute! You always make the cutest things! I'm sure my daughter would love him!

Kelsey said...

You did such a good job making him. You inspire me to try new things. I'd love to win this cute little guy and give him to my cute little guy.

Lindsay said...

He is too adorable! I was thinking my niece would love him, but I think I'd keep him for myself :) Love your blog!

The Pink Chick said...

He is so cute! I am so amazed by your talent! I love looking at all the cute things you create! I always look forward to reading your blog!

BJKK said...

I love Preppy Dog! I like everything about him! A crocheted scarf & argyle socks are perfect for fall. This reminds me that I need to slow down & work on a fun project!

Just Susan said...

He would have a great home here with two children and two puppy friends. Please enter my name in your draw. He's so sweet.~Susan

Janey Joop said...

I love your sock animals and would love to give this one a good home. What a great nose!
:^)JaneyJoop

Stacey said...

OK, his nose is adorable! Awesome giveaway..I will keep my "paws" crossed!

molly said...

oh I hope he finds his way to our home. my little guys would absolutely LOVE him!

klarobinson215 said...

What a groovy little fellow! I have always wanted a sock dog :)

AmyJo said...

He is so great! I love the little red scarf! Hope he comes to my house :)

hopeful #1 said...

Just darling! So cute and I love his "name".

You are so good at creating little crafty smiles! Smiles meaning, little things that are warm and fuzzy and make you feel good and think, oh that's so cute... smiles.

Love it!

kate the great said...

I found your blog via a friend's, and I love it! You have such great ideas! I love the fall as well, the leaves are changing!

Patti said...

I check your blog almost everyday to see all the cute things you have come up with and all the cute ideas, I love the puppy. My daughter would love him too! Keep up the great work and wonderful ideas.

Are we there yet? said...

Congratulations on your 150,000 mark and the baby on the way! I have made several of your projects and just love them. In fact this weekend we are making the baby legs!

Angie Maynes said...

Love him! If I don't win, I'll have to learn how to make the sock animals, along with the baby legs. (Who knew socks had so many uses??lol.)

Amy said...

Aw, He's SO CUTE! I love your blog! Keep up the great work!

Team Harris said...

Your blog is so much fun to visit. Thanks for all the adorable ideas.

Karyn said...

PIck me! What a cute pooch!

momo3 said...

thanks for all of your wonderful ideas . . . just love preppy! so fun! thanks, krsiten

kristofer312(at)gmail(dot)com

Brandon and Lindsay said...

That's cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
lindsmoore55[at]yahoo[dot]com

Denise said...

Preppy Dog is sooooo cute. Fingers and toes crossed.

Sarah R. said...

That would be the perfect gift for my sister's brand new baby!

Adrienne said...

Preppy Dog is adorable! And such attitude!

Jenn said...

He's precious Jill...would love to have him to use as a pattern :-)

The Haas' said...

Being that I am expecting my 3rd boy any day now (Oct. 5), this would be a great addition to the boys room! Pick Me!

LizAnn said...

He's adorable! He is bound to be valuable some day. Love your site-

Amy said...

Jill, I love your creations and that you share your patterns. Thanks

Tiffany said...

He is too cute! I have never made sock animals...too too cute!!! I know the perfect 18month old for it as well.

Carpenter's said...

Jill this is one of my favorite creations that you make! I love you sock animals. Oh please generator pick me :) Thanks for sharing you wonderful work. By the way how is baby doing? Are you ready to hold him yet? :)

Courtney in KS

Amber said...

This little guy is so darling! I read your blog all the time, but have never commented. Keep up all the great crafts! You've given me some great ideas.

nicole said...

you are so talented. love the dog!

happy baby!

Cami said...

He is so cute! I'm a sorta first time reader of your blog. I found it about a week ago and have been sifting through all the entries. Love them all.

Mohlman Family said...

He is so cute! My little girl would love him. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Paula Arnold said...

What an adorable sock animal! Just happened upon your blog today and I will definitely come back. Love your blog!

troutdalites said...

love your blog, the pocket quilt, many other items AND the doggy!! I would love to pass him on to my little boy. I have a 5 month old boy, after a 17, 21 and 24 year old set of big brothers. Good luck with your new one to be!

The Price Family said...

Jill, I just love your blog. You are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Hilary said...

Adorable! I love his button nose! So Preppy :)

Leah said...

Cutest preppy dog ever! I love your blog, I check it out often so I can dream of being so crafty. I love the plaid button nose!

lana and drew said...

I recently found your blog and it motivated me to start my own. Thanks for all your ideas & creations.

Cutest puppy ever! Love it!

Jenn said...

He would have a happy home on my daughter's bed! Adorable :)

Brandi said...

I love blue, I love argyle, and I love him! I also love my one month old boy who would be the lucky recipient if I won!

a and d said...

I love love love this doggy, I love the ones you did for Josh and Sam too. So cute!! You are so talented. My son would love this one!

Lindsay said...

ooo ooo! Pick me!

Ashley Poulsen said...

110 comment! you are one popular girl! and i can see why! sooooo cute! :)

Daniel and Nicole Milkie said...

OH I just love your blog and all the fun things you do on here! Thanks for sharing all your projects. I love this dog too!

Laurel MacD said...

He is adorable -I love his nose.

Kristen said...

What an adorable pooch! My son would give him a warm bed to sleep in! :o) I love looking at your blog to see what you are up to. I have been watching it for awhile now and it has inspired me to get back to what I love...crafting! Thank you! :o)

Kendra said...

My sister-in-law told me about your site. I think she's a friend of yours? I love the ideas that are simple enough for even me to make them! That is a cute Preppy Dog.
Kendra k_little21@hotmail.com

Lena said...

That is such a cute dog! I have never seen them done with other socks before. Oh, and I am here almost every day, I have just never left a comment before. I just stalk...

Jodi said...

I love your blog. He is so cute.

faeriemoo said...

Awww he's a cutie - my girls would love to give him a home!

echoeve said...

I love your blog.
You are famous, we talk about you like we knew you.

NOt in a creepy way either.

Switch Watch said...

So cute. I will love him as if I made him myself!

Reluctant Housewife said...

He's lovely.

Mandi said...

I am hooked on your blog...it has only been a few days, but I have more projects in the works than I have done in my whole life! I can't wait to get started on my own sock animals, and yep, I am addicted to making felt food thanks to you!

Amber said...

We'll give that little puppy a home! Love the blog by the way.

Anonymous said...

I love the dog...How cute and the button nose just pulls it all together.

Thanks

Heather (sorry I don't have a blog YET).
savingmoney2@yahoo.com

lera said...

Ack! What a cutie!

Elizabeth said...

I love all of your homemade talent! Such a cute dog, especially the scarf, I know my kids would love it too!

The Montalbos said...

SO adorable!!! I HAVE to learn how to sew... But in the meantime, pick me!!!!

Judie Dooley said...

I love your site--reminds me of all the crafty things I used to do when I was younger.
Love your doggie. He seems perfect for my new great grandson. Judie

Smiles! Becca said...

Very very cute!

Ewokgirl said...

Oh, how cute is he! Count me in!

Joy said...

I really enjoy your blog. Loved the dresser transformation. Good luck with your upcoming little one!

pinkatilly by TaraLee said...

I love your blog! It is on my list of inspiration blogs. :D

Bishop Fam said...

I love to look at your blog for great ideas. Thank you so much!

KatieKeeven said...

Jill, congrats on the baby (I'm actually expecting one of my own in May). I love your blog, you are so talented! Preppy dog is adorable and I would love to win him.

Amanda said...

I love your blog! Pick me!

Kevin & Rhiannon said...

I love your blog! I wish I had an ounce of craftiness that you do!

Meg said...

Holy Hannah! You have 239408320 comments. I am the BFF of a truly famous crafter.

Red Dawg said...

He is great!

Somer said...

He is so cute. I check your blog almost daily, you're very inspiring. Thanks for keeping it up.

Jennifer said...

So cute :) I'd love to win him! Thanks for all the new mommy ideas... I'm a resident pediatrician, so no time for kids just yet, but I love to come to your blog to dream HA :)

purplepogo said...

He is too CUTE! He is dressed all warm and ready for his trip to UTAH! Pick Me Pick ME!

Amy said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now - you are so crafty! I have a link to your blog on my crafty site! Your baby shoes inspired my to try to make my own - not so good so far but I am going to keep trying!

Keep up the good work, and thanks for making us St. Louis girls look good!

The Nixons! said...

We'd love to give him a good home!!

The Warnick's said...

I always come back for some craft inspiration! I love your projects...and I think Preppy Dog is pretty darling.... :)

Rachie Pachie said...

Hmm, where'd my comment go?

Anyhow... great giveaway! :)

Nancy said...

Adorable. Will you have a tutorial up?

Sarah said...

Who knew there was a such thing as a "random integer generator!?" Thanks for the chance to win your precious Preppy Puppy!

Ash said...

So adorable! I've followed your blog for a little bit now and your tutorials are so easy to follow and fun.

Sara said...

Pick me! Pick me! You have talent! I love everything I see on your blog!

Katie said...

Oh what a cute puppy! Would be perfect for our #3 baby on the way (a boy). Hope I win!

G. said...

Love preppy dog...so cute! I also really love your shirt-pocket quilt too...so talented! :)

BreAnna said...

Ok, I am BLOWN AWAY here, I am comment 152, that is so amazing Jill and you deserve all of it, can we still be friends when you are mrs. next big thing? Who am I kidding you sort of are already! But I can't miss a chance for baby Steele to win Preppy dog!

Amber said...

i love your blog!

Sants said...

Pick me pick me! I love love love your blog!

Carrie said...

I love your blog and your cute sock animals!

Sarah said...

You inspired me to buy the Sock and Glove book and I just love it!

Rebecca said...

Very cute give away. I love the shirt pocket quilt, it will go darling in your nursery.

Congrats!

Kristen said...

ooohh, my 4 year old would LOVE that!

great job!

christa said...

He is so cute!

Mike and Sarah said...

I really appreciate your blog and the many talents you have. It's fun to see what people can make by hand. Thanks. Preppy dog is so darn cute! I love the button nose.
-Sarah

jodi said...

I would love preppy dog. It is so cute and it would be a fun friend for my sock monkey :-).

ashley said...

i've loved your blog and crafts ever since i found you last fall. particularly because your world seems so different living out in the big city compared to living in a midwest small town! :)

Leigh Ann said...

I love him! He is so very fall-ish.

C Emrick said...

I've enjoyed reading your craft ideas. You are very creative.

Aunt Mary said...

I would love to win him for my grandchild due in March. What a wonderful puppy, it may be the only one this child gets. Dad likes cats! Mary

jill said...

I want him for my 2 month old! Plus its my birthday on Sunday, so random number generator please pick me :)

Vivian said...

I can't believe I'm so slow to enter, since I suggested it! This dog is adorable and I would LOVE LOVE to have it. Congrats on all your success. I found your blog a few months ago through my cousin Heidi (who i think you knew when she lived in NY). I love checking your blog daily!

Jessica Sorensen said...

you have quite a following of your blog. I hope someday to have on to, maybe I should do a giveaway. I love your sock animals very cute.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I would love to give that great doggy a home! Thanks for all the great craft ideas, Jill!

Jodi said...

Jill I love your blog. You always have awesome ideas. You should check mine out at www.museingmadwoman.blogspot.com
Thanks Jodi

jess said...

Whatta cutie!! I bought the book, but haven't got to try my hand at one yet. Love to have him as inspiration

Liz said...

Count me in-my son would love him!

Lizzy said...

I love your blog! So many cute ideas....Thank you for sharing them with all of us!

Stina said...

What a cutie!! You are so crafty. It inspires me to try and be more so myself. :)

Brenda said...

Too cute!

Kate & Omar Spilsbury said...

So I just accidentally sent my comment in an email to Alicia Carlson. How funny! I was wondering how that worked. Anywho...if I win great - but I just want you to know that I think you are awesome and inspire me to think there is hope with my lack of crafty skills.

momof3under5 said...

what a cutie dog...and the only kind I could ever own as I'm allergic to the real thing. I might have to fight off my 3 kids for this cutie preppy puppy!

Ok, Random Number Generator, pick me!!!

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

I want it please!

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

(This is Alicia) oh please, oh please, oh please!!!!!!

Nidhi said...

please...please pretty please with sugar on it....I want him bad!!

Tatiana said...

Thanks for the info on Sock & Glove! I love the book, and finished my first sock-kitty today! :D

camie said...

very cute!

justin and jess said...

I am a sucker for argyle. And dogs

katrina lauren said...

oh i just love your sock stuffies...they are always so cute...and make me smile!
cheers!
K

emily said...

Oh I am so excited. Do you realize I love your blog. YOu are an inspiriation to me to realize that I CAN be crafty! Love your ideas!! Thank you Thank you

daynael said...

I started reading your blog when it was featured months ago! I check all the time to see what beautiful new things you've made. Sorry I haven't commented before to tell you how impressed I am with your crafting skills! I guess the preppy cuteness of Sock Dog has finally dragged it out of me.

danielle said...

I hope I win!!! I love your work you are so talented :)

Anja said...

He's cute. I hope he'll come to Slovenia and guard my girls.

Tonya said...

Nothing like a good contest to bring us lurkers out of hiding! I also love your blog. I just made the bird mobile for my neighbor and it turned out UBER cute!

Sass E-mum said...

Fingers crossed! I've finally finished a craft project - check out my hat and scarf attempt.

And thanks for the inspiration to keep on trying.

Tara said...

He is so cute. I really enjoy all of your ideas and seeing your creativity.

Tara

shawn said...

Wow.. he is really cute!! love the pose you did for him.. Your ideas are so great!! I love checking in to see what you are up to..

Niki :-) said...

super duper cutie pie. thanks for letting me enter!

Alicia said...

Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me on your blog. It's great to see how your baby's room is coming together as well.

The dog is so cute!!

Kate said...

Jill, I love it! Cute..cute. I also love fall...we live in the mountains and it's absolutely gorgeous this time of year. It's also the time of year for our anniversary. :) Hooray.

How much longer til the little guy gets here? I'm excited for you.

Maryam said...

I have still yet to try making a sock animal.. I got a nice collection of socks that I put together though :).. My 1 yr old daughter would love this guy, she is crazy about animals, I hope I win!

PS- I absolutely LOVE your blog, and it has inspired me to start one of my own and take out all my crafting supplies from storage!

Kiasa said...

Jill, you are perfectly amazing! I wouldn't miss this chance to win a piece of your talent!

I hope you and your belly are doing well. And hopefully we'll bump into you soon!

xoxo

ellieandhadley said...

This puppy is very cute!

Sara said...

Precious! I hope I win!

jenni said...

pick me!!!!! ~please!

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