Friday, December 30, 2011

Giveaway: Blue Mushroom Sculpture by Woodland Whimsy

EDIT: Giveaway is officially closed. Congratulations to the randomly chosen 16th commenter, Wendy Hatton!

Mushroom Sculpture
Winter has barely begun, and I'm already dreaming of warm weather and greener grass. If you're feeling the same, don't despair - you could be the one to win this rare blue mushroom that won't decay or freeze, no matter the season. Meet Crystal, an adorable ooak needle felted mushroom by Shana of Woodland Whimsy. The white portions of Crystal's exterior are sheep's wool and the blue portions are hand dyed alpaca fiber. Her skeleton is needle felted fiber fill. I have no skills in creating three dimensional art, so the sculptures and art dolls by my fellow Fantasy Artists of Etsy amaze me.

Although Shana has been crafting practically her whole life, needle felting is a new technique to her. Last year her mom bought alpacas and their fleece encouraged her to learn how to felt. Needle felting is a process that uses a special barbed needle to mesh the fibers together to create a solid sculpture. It takes thousands of jabs to complete a project. Taking the fiber from its raw (and pretty dirty) state all the way to a finished sculpture is very rewarding for Shana.

Fiber isn't the only natural medium she transforms into enchanting handmade items. She is a gardener by profession, and reclaims branches that have to be removed for the health of the tree or the safety of elements surrounding it. She infuses the materials with her own magic by reshaping them into fairy cottages, gnome homes, wreathes and ornaments.

Woodland Whimsy on Etsy

How To Enter The Giveaway

Giveaway is open worldwide. I will be pulling a number from my random.org top hat after 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2012, and the corresponding commenter will win! Shana will contact that lucky soul for a mailing address. If she doesn't hear back from the winner within 3 days, a new number will be drawn.

Mandatory Entry: Browse the Woodland Whimsy Etsy shop then comment on this post with your favorite handmade item and a way to contact you, preferably an email or Etsy shop.

Extra Entries: Don't forget the mandatory comment before moving on to these! Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry to count.

1. Like that same item by using the facebook like button on the right sidebar of Shana's Etsy listing and leave a comment here with the number of likes to the right of the button OR share it on your business page and include the link when commenting.

2. Add that same item to your favorites AND heart her shop. Leave a comment with your Etsy username.

3. Buy anything from her Etsy shop. Leave a separate comment for every $5 spent.

4. Like this giveaway on facebook by using the like button at the bottom of this post OR share it on your facebook business page and comment with the link.

5. Like the Woodland Whimsy AND aquariann Art pages on facebook for one extra entry.

6. Tweet ONCE about the giveaway using the one below or a variation of your own. Leave a comment with the link.

Enter to win a cute felted mushroom sculpture by Woodland Whimsy! #Handmade #giveaway hosted by @aquariann ~ http://bit.ly/sqLnEI

7. Vote for my blog just by clicking Picket Fence Blogs. You may do this once a day.

8. Spread the word! Give this post a + 1 on Google or pin it to Pinterest. Click to share this giveaway on Stumble Upon, Technorati, Digg, or Del.icio.us. I'll honor one entry for every networking website you share it on, just make sure to leave separate comments for each.

9. Reblog my post on tumblr, just leave a separate comment to let me know.

10. Blog about it or copy and paste the button code below to your sidebar!


Please convo aquariann.etsy.com if you'd like to sponsor a handmade giveaway. Item must retail at at least $20. Seller agrees to ship it directly to the winner, anywhere in the world. Hostess gifts are wildly appreciated, but not required.

198 comments :

  1. Love the Grog Goblin Needle Felted OOAK House Monster
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  2. 3 likes on the grog goblin
    beewbedard
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  3. Added that item to my favorites AND hearted her shop
    beewbedard
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  4. Liked this giveaway on facebook by using the like button
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  5. liked both pages on fb
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  6. https://twitter.com/#!/BeeWBedard/status/152909181358309376
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  7. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  8. + 1 on Google
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  9. I love the Gnome House in her shop

    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  10. 1 likes for the Gnome House
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  11. I added the Gnome house to favourites and Hearted her shop
    etsy- "Gaya Lee"
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  12. Liked this giveaway on FB
    "Gayathri Lakmini"
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  13. Liked Woodlandwhimsy and aquarrian art on FB
    "Gayathri Lakmini" (I liked these pages and liked the giveaway on two different FB accounts, but the name is the same "Gayathri Lakmini")
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  14. Voted
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  15. Added to Sidebar- http://the-bug-g3pinkii.blogspot.com/
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  16. The cottages and gnome homes are lovely. The Grog Goblin is my favourtie felt character. He has a beautiful expression.
    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  17. I loooove this FAIRY COTTAGE :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/80328809/fairy-cottage-ooak

    earthgirl321@yahoo.com

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  18. Great giveaway! I love the shop!
    My favorite item is the Fairy Cottage :)

    Here:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63817395/fairy-cottage

    Thanks!
    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  19. I liked the Fairy Cottage on Facebook
    Katie Smith

    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  20. I like you both on Facebook!
    Katie Smith
    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  21. Voted on Picket Fence :)

    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  22. I +1 this post!
    Katie Smith

    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  23. I stumbled!
    katierox4you

    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  24. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/katierox4you/status/153141611394646016

    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the set of 3 Custom Felted Mushrooms! It would be fun trying to choose the perfect colors/styles!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

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  26. I added the 3 Mushroom Set and her shop to my favorites
    alicia715
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

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  27. I love the fairy cottage ooak. So cute!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. My girls would love this: Harvey Monster Needle Felted OOAK Purple and Green
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the Harvey Monster Needle Felted OOAK Purple and Green


    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I voted for you on the Fence




    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. My favourites are the Needle Felted Mushrooms Sets

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  32. i like theFairy Cottage OOAK
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

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  33. voted 12/31
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  34. I think the Fairy Cottage is pretty!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59565080/fairy-cottage

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  35. i voted for you on Picket Fence

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  36. I love the purple melvin the mushroom so cute :)
    herent@comcast.net

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  37. Love the Grog Goblin Needle Felted OOAK House Monster
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  38. favourite the item and hearted her shop
    Etsy: TGIF Malaysia
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  39. Voted for your blog on Picket Fence!
    GFC: TGIF Malaysia
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  40. I +1 this blog post as Joanne Cheah!
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  42. fb post:https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=339759242719476&id=178470865570737
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  43. tweet:https://twitter.com/#!/TGIFMalaysia1/status/153366842277236737
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  44. fb like both pages as TGIF Malaysia
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  45. blog post:http://tgifmalaysia.blogspot.com/2011/12/aquariann-giveaway-blue-mushroom.html
    email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  46. I digg it as TGIF Malaysia
    link: http://digg.com/news/entertainment/art_and_tree_chatter_of_aquariann_giveaway_blue_mushroom_sculpture_by_woodland_whimsy

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  47. tumblr reblog:http://louel-la.tumblr.com/post/15117754771
    email:jcjoannecheah@gmail.com

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  48. Id love to have Alex Apple Needle Felted OOAK

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  49. Fairy Cottage OOAK liked on FB---only 1 like so far!

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  50. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/hussagain/status/153496650327928832

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  51. I have 'liked' Geoffry on face book and I am like #1

    EmKatCreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I have added Geoffry and Shana
    s shop to my etsy favs, username ReadingsByKat

    EmKatCreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I +1'd on Google+, username Kat Emralde

    EmKatCreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I like:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/80328809/fairy-cottage-ooak

    contest82[@]gmail[.]com

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  55. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/FataAzzurra/status/153560487949385728
    contest82[@]gmail[.]com

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  56. love all the fairy cottages :) super cute

    sleppery (dot) rahl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I like the tall Fairy Cottage.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  58. I liked the Fairy Cottage on Facebook. I'm the first to do so.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  59. I added the Fairy Cottage to my favorites and hearted her shop. Estsy name - wizardewu
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  60. I liked the giveaway on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=328338470523281&id=100000413913778
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  61. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/153581129012740096
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  62. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  63. I gave this post a + 1 on Google.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  64. Gomer Mushroom-Needle Felted- Strawberry and Royal Blue-OOAK
    It's just the cutest thing :)

    classy_christina18@yahoo.com

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  65. This is so cute. I like the Custom Set of 3 Felted Mushrooms also. The color variety is awesome.

    roroapple at aol dot com

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  66. I "liked" the item through FB also. There was 1 like.

    roroapple at aol dot com

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  67. Added the item to my favorites, and favorited her shop.

    Etsy name is chelesncheese.

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  68. Became a fan of Woodland Whimsy on FB.
    FB name is RoChele Apple.

    roroapple at aol dot com

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  69. Already a fan of aquariann on FB.
    FB name is RoChele Apple.

    roroapple at aol dot com

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  70. Also "liked" this post!
    FB name is RoChele Apple.

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  71. I like the Pine Cone Wreath.
    lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com

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  72. voted 1/1
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  73. I love Gomer!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  74. I heart the shop and Gomer
    cathyhorner
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  75. picket fence vote
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  76. i like you both on facebook
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  77. I love the Fairy Cottages and the little Dragon (he's cute)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  78. I heart Geoffry Draong with the facebook like button (2)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  79. I heart Geoffry on etsy and the shop (id: megnate)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  80. I liked this giveaway on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=169042833196579&id=100002725914388

    megnate at telus dot net

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  81. Clicked the Google +1 button :D

    megnate at telus dot net

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  82. pine cone wreath crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  83. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  84. fairy cottage ooak mverno@roadrunner.com

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  85. voted 1/2
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  86. Love this! Grog Goblin Needle Felted OOAK House Monster
    sunnyone492@hotmail.com

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  87. liked your website sunnyone492@hotmail.com

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  88. voted for your blog
    sunnyone492@hotmail.com
    would love to win!
    I am an Aquarius also!

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  89. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  90. Love all of her beautiful Fairy Cottages...but this is my favorite:http://www.etsy.com/listing/79433230/fairy-cottage-ooak
    Jen
    bluewaveglass.yahoo.com
    http://www.bluewaveglass.etsy.com

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  91. Favored her shop and the fairy cottage...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79433230/fairy-cottage-ooak

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  92. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  93. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Gnome Home!

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  94. I would love to learn how to make your whimsical creatures

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  95. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  96. Thanks for the chance to win! I also love the Gnome home.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  97. Grog Goblin mwellsc@gmail.com

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  98. liked the grog goblin no facebook. 5 likes

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  99. liked this giveaway on facebook

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  100. Liked the Woodland Whimsy AND aquariann Art pages on facebook mwellsc@gmail.com

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  101. tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/tikaani73/status/154688837405249536

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  102. I like the Phillip Pumpkin!

    bcmama2012[at]yahoo.com

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  103. voted
    brendawitherspoon@hotmail.com

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  104. I like the Geoffry Dragon-OOAK Needle Felted Orange
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  105. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/154825833293430784
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  106. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  107. I love the Grog Goblin; he reminds me of a house elf from Harry Potter.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  108. voted 1/5
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  109. I love the Fairy Cottage OOAK..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  110. I clicked and there were 3 likes on my fav Fairy Cottage OOAK..ciao4now64@yahoo.com...etsy name is labellaluna64

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  111. I hearted her etsy shop...I am labellaluna64. and I favorited my fav item...Fairy Cottage OOAK..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  112. I voted for you on p.fences..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  113. My favorite is the Fairy Cottage.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  115. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  116. I looooove all your pieces...whats not to like I ask you? What a wonderful talent you have to share with the world ; )

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  117. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  118. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  119. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  120. I like the Percy Pumpkin Neelde Felted OOAK!

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  121. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  122. Love Sparky the Dragon

    Nymphs and Toadstools @etsy

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  123. I liked Sparki via Facebook-Danga Rach



    nymphs and Toadstools@etsy

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  124. I favorited Sparky and the shop on etsy.

    Nymphs and Toadstools@etsy

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  125. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  126. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  127. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  128. Needle felted Mushroom blue and yellow
    bassgiraffe@hotmail.com

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  129. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  130. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  131. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  132. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  133. I love the Fairy Cottage!

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  134. I liked this giveaway.

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  135. I like the Woodland Whimsy and aquariann Art on Facebook.

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  136. https://twitter.com/#!/thisisme79/status/157874847073058817

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  137. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs.

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  138. I like the Fairy Cottage OOAK..

    ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

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  139. I follow Via GFC as jeanne conner

    ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

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  140. I am a Facebook fan as jeannefairbanksconner

    ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

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  141. I saw your post on Macobi Scribe blog! I love your Percy Pumpkin! He is stinkin cute!

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  142. I shared Percy Pumpkin on FB and pinned him too!

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  143. I <3 her shop on Etsy
    wisedup1 at gmail dot com

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  144. I also shared this post on FB :) Thanks!

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  145. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  146. I stumbled, G+1, and pinned you! gl

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  147. I like the Fairy Cottage with the acorns at the peak.
    peeper1124@yahoo.com

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  148. I liked the Fairy Cottage on FB. PhyllisAnn Hadick vandenBosch

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  149. I added the Fairy Cottage to my Favorites and Fav shops. Skoprincez

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  150. I liked this giveaway on FB. PhyllisAnn Hadick vandenBosch

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  151. I Liked the Woodland Whimsy AND aquariann Art pages on FB. PhyllisAnn Hadick vandenBosch

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  152. i love the Fairy Cottage
    stracey2010@live.com

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  153. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  154. What a super adorable shop! I love the gnome home, and also all the fairy cottages.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  155. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  156. I like the Fairy Cottage-
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61626427/fairy-cottage
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  157. I love all the fairy cottages!
    sammybigtoesure(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. i hearted all my favorited items in shana's shop as well as faved her shop
    :)
    etsy name: sam(sammybigtoe)
    sammybigtoesure(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. I love all the mushroom works. I'm a lover of different mushrooms. I liked the Needle Felted Mushrooms Set of 3 Custom. The item being given away would have to be one of the best though.

    bucky @ hushmail dot com

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  160. I love the Fairy Cottage OOAK.

    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  161. I voted.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  162. I love the Grog Goblin and Manny Mushroom - such expressive little faces on these cuties!

    heidig@gmail.com

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  163. Aw, love the Gnome Home! Adorable!

    walindeman@gmail.com

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  164. Added her shop to my favorites and hearted the Gnome Home!

    walindeman@gmail.com

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  165. voted
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  166. I love the Patrick Pumpkin-Needle Felted OOAK!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  167. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/annemariez3/status/158628647064961024

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  168. I would LOVE one of the fairy cottages!!
    lshumack@gmail.com

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  169. http://www.etsy.com/listing/61626427/fairy-cottage now has one like and it's ME (Clair freebie!)

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  170. I like you both on fb (clair freebie)

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  171. I like the Pixie Pad OOAK the best.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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  172. picket fence blog vote jan 15
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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  173. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.

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  174. I love the Fairy Cottage OOAK

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  175. Liked it and I am the 3rd like.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  176. liked post on fb as shirley greenawalt zolenski

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  177. like u both on fb as shirley greenawalt zolenski

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  178. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/daveshir2005/status/158705608994992128

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  179. voted on picket fence blogs

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  180. +1'd the post as shirley pebbles

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  181. I like the Fairy Cottage OOAK
    wallindeb@yahoo.com

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  182. The Fairy Cottage OOAK is my favorite creation. garrettsambo@aol.com

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