Giveaway Number 4…

This first section is the same as yesterday…

It’s almost here…the anniversary of the day I started writing this blog. In honor of my 1st anniversary on August 1st, I am planning to have a week of giveaways. The way it will work is, each day this week, I will show you something either my daughter Rebecca or I have made. If it is something you might like to try and win, just LEAVE A COMMENT at the bottom of my blog on the day that item is featured. You can also send me an email and leave a comment too. It doesn’t have to be a long comment…just a comment. (Today’s post will run until 12:00 midnight Thursday night. (Central Time Zone, IL)

[I just did a post on how to navigate my website a few days ago. If you get my blog post through your email with the blue title, you can click on the blue title and it will take you straight to my website. The comments can be left at the bottom. That is actually the easiest way to read it or leave a comment.]

***!!!*** I have a new feature on my blog…a SEARCH box! You can type in whatever you like and if that word is mentioned in a post I wrote, it will pull up all the posts where it was mentioned. I think you’ll like this new feature…I had to try it out myself and it’s pretty fun!

Yesterday’s Giveaway was for a pretty sparkly tulle slip for either your American Girl doll or your Dianna Effner 13″ Little Darling doll. I had lots of comments left for this giveaway, but sorry, there can only be one winner. I asked you to choose the slip for the American Girl doll or the Dianna Effner Little Darling doll.
As I did last night, I wrote everyone’s name who left a comment, on a piece of paper. There were 31 ladies who left comments or emailed me. Then I shuffled them…


I closed my eyes and drew out the winner…


Congratulations Theresa! I hope your dolls will be happy with the slip you won for them! If you’ll just email me with your address, I’ll get the slip out to you. Thank you for playing and thanks for reading my blog.


Today’s Giveaway will cater to those of you who sew! Many of you are probably like me… you sew for the dolls and aren’t really a “collector” so to speak. You make things to sell and your dolls stand naked on the shelf until it’s their turn to model something. Or maybe you are someone who sews for them and keeps your outfits. I sell everything I make and then move on to the next outfit. I know many of you sew and I picked out some of my favorite things and put together a little goodie packet that I hope you’ll enjoy. There are some yard lengths of lace and some half yard ones too. Everything is new (unless it’s vintage) and is from my smoke free, pet free sewing studio. There are buttons, “button brooches”, vintage baby rick rack, lace, trims, appliques, ribbons, felt flowers, etc. I did a post on “Embellishments” (HERE) and I thought I’d just help you out with a few embellishments of your own. I hope you like what I picked out…

[If you click on any picture it will enlarge.]






All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog post under today’s post, (anytime from now until midnight Thursday night [Central Time, IL] I will draw out a winner again like I’ve been doing all week and send this package to you.

Thanks for everyone who has been participating in the drawings all week. I like to keep you guessing and coming back each day, and hope you are enjoying it. Saturday is my One Year Anniversary of writing this blog and I’ll have something special that day! Hope you’ll keep checking in each day.

See you tomorrow for Giveaway #5!
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Linda Marie says:

    I check on you every day and this day is the most fun for me!

  2. I love to sew for my girls so this would be perfect for me.

  3. Linda Doyle says:

    Oh my, such pretty things! Guess where I was yesterday? Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann’s, getting material for a dress I am going to sew for Felicity!! Who knows? I may just start sewing for her now, and the others too!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Linda,
      Good for you, sewing for Felicity… now I want to see what you come up with you’re done…
      I have been stalking Ebay looking at Felicity dolls… do you have one of the Pre-Mattel ones?
      They are the ones I like…
      Thanks Linda,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. I love all of your embellishments!

  5. Dorothy McKernan says:

    My girls love new outfits, so the embellishments would be lovely to win.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Morning Dorothy,
      Well, if you win these embellishments, you’re girls will be pretty happy!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Trims and bling. A Dolly seamstresses dream! So many ideas you have given me.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi April,
      Yes, whoever wins this will think it’s a Seamstress’s Dream… I hope!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  7. What a great assortment of trims and embellishments! You can never have too many! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Karen,
      You got that right…”you can never have too many embellishments!” That’s why I needed to give some away!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  8. Anita Hayes says:

    Yes my dolls stand naked upon the shelf waiting for doll show season to begin. They say you better get sewing – “We need new dresses! to attend.” But summer has been so busy…… Time to pick out fabric and lace and so much more. I love your collection for today’s giveaway especially the lace appliques for the bodices and OH the buttons too.!! One can never have too many buttons. Have a great day Jeanne!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Anita,
      That’s what I always say too…”One can never have too many buttons!”
      Thanks for commenting,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  9. You can never have too many embellishments on hand. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Christine,
      You’re so right… there is never TOO many embellishments in my stash! Hopefully someone’s stash will get a little bigger after today!
      Thanks and blessings, Jeanne

  10. Judy harris says:

    I would love to win these trims!! They are beautiful and would be perfect for sewing for my doll

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Judy,
      Well, somebody’s going to win today… maybe it will be you! Your dolls would be thrilled!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  11. LouiseG says:

    These are so pretty – and yes, I do have a couple of ideas for outfits that these would be absolutely perfect for. By the way, the 1st of August is just around the corner and you have done extremely well to have kept up without missing a day, despite your busy schedule. Thank you!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thanks so much LouiseG,
      I’m glad you like the “goodies” I picked out! Yes, Saturday is almost here and I can hardly believe it!
      Thanks for being a reader each day!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  12. Good morning, Jeanne, looks like your giveaway week is a hit. Today is the day that I would like to be entered in your drawing. You are so generous giving away all of those yummy little bits to spark our creativity. Oh, what fun! And, yes, my dolls too, (except the few that I don’t regularly sew for) stand naked on most days.
    Hope you have a beautiful day. The sun is out here this morning!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Cindy,
      Yes, it looks like I have lots of ladies who sew for their dolls wanting more goodies for their stashes! (I entered you in yesterday’s drawing…even though you said not to. I have lots of ladies who sew, and didn’t think it was fair to leave you out… you are a reader just like everyone else!)
      I’m glad you told me your dolls stand naked on their shelves… now I’ll tell that to my girls and they won’t feel so bad!
      Thanks Cindy… it’s sunshiny here too… and some of the humidity is gone! YAY!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  13. Deb Sherart says:

    Good Morning! I love reading your blog. I get a lot of inspiration for my own dolly clothes. I would love to have these embellishments. Thank you for doing this!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Deb,
      I’m thrilled to inspire you in little ways each day.
      Thanks for your comments.
      Blessings, Jeanne

  14. Maureen says:

    Love this giveaway! It is so generous and full of items to spark someone’s creativity! Thank you for doing this.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thanks Maureen,
      I hope this lot of goodies helps the winner have lots creative ideas when they receive this… it will be fun to see who gets it!
      Thanks so much for playing along,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  15. Jeannie B. in TX says:

    What a lovely generous gift you are offering ! Many Blessings to you.
    I have had little time this week due to Jack’s surgery. I finally am sitting down to read your blog, catch up a bit with friends and to do my morning devotionals.
    It’s been a wonderful year of your blogs. Keep it going!!!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Jeannie,
      I was thinking about you last night wondering if you were okay…usually you are here every day! I do hope things went well with your hubby’s surgery.
      Thanks so much for being a dear friend,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  16. Going to pass on this one. I have more than I could ever use.

    • Jeanne W says:

      That’s why I doing this giveaway…so someone else can some of my stuff!!!
      Thanks Sylvia,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  17. Oh my, Jeanne, what a generous give away. I’m sure it will be a treasure to whoever wins it. Your blog is a wonderful motivation and inspiration to dolly seamstresses.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Betty,
      Good…that’s what I hoped my blog would do…inspire and motivate!
      Blessings to you, Jeanne

  18. a great assortment, Absolutely need one of the items. Hope to win.


  19. Cheryl Mahoney says:

    Super trim assortment! Thanks for offering these, Jeanne! Cheryl

  20. Teresa Blevins says:

    I love reading your blog every day. Not much for “interacting” more of a “lurker”, but had to comment on your trim assortment! Love it, and greatly admire your sewing skills!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Teresa,
      I’m glad to have you as a reader each day and glad you commented!
      Thanks for your compliments on my sewing! I do love to sew!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  21. Ooh what a wonderful assortment of to have them!

  22. Count me in. I have some beautiful patterns I found on Etsy and I had my sewing machine tuned up as soon as I started to get well.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Marilyn,
      Oh good… a tuned up sewing machine is so much better than one than one that drives you crazy! If you win, I want to see what you come up with!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  23. Trims, trims, oh my! Such a great selection. So nice of you to celebrate your year with us.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thanks Joy,
      It’s been a fun year and I’ve met so many nice ladies… It was easy to share with you all!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  24. Kathleen Ivy says:

    What a scrumptious assortment!!!! I love to sew for my girls, though I rarely let them stand naked. LOL If my name was picked I would be “over the moon”!

    It has been so much fun to see the prizes each day, even though I have not commented each day. So glad I am not the only one who likes to play dress up with my dolls. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jeanne W says:

      Oh Kathleen, you can rest assured that you are NOT alone at all when you play dress up with your dolls. There is a whole world out there of ladies doing the same thing as you are!
      Glad you’re a part of my blog!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  25. Diane Ganong says:

    What a FUN batch of sewing goodies!!!!

  26. What wonderful little goodies. Yes, I am a collector as well, but I am trying to hone my sewing skills. All those trims are simply gorgeous. I especially like the one you used most recently on the lavender Civil War dress that Rebecca modeled.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thanks for your sweet comments Laura,
      I’m glad you like all the goodies and hope if you win, they help with your sewing projects!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  27. Cindy Parkhill says:

    These items would be get to add to my sewing embellishments. Great variety.

  28. Wow!!! You must have a lot of fellow sewing ladies to get such a response to this giveaway. Thanks again for sharing!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Susette,
      Well, this is by far the most comments I’ve ever received, so I think I must have lots of ladies who are sewing for their dolls…
      Thanks for commenting…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  29. Cindy Parkhill, I am glad to see that I am not the only one who doesn’t post comments at 7 am! lol
    Jeanne, that’s a beautiful array of goodies and I recognize some from outfits you’ve made. The first one i noticed was the black ( I don’t know what to call it) on the far left in the second photo. I remember it on the bodice of an American Girl dress that I particularly liked. If you give away this one you won’t be able to make another dress like that! And I remember your showing us the black polka dot bows when you bought them. You are really becoming a part of our lives! Thank you.
    Hugs, Jevne

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Jevne,
      That black lace up thing is an applique and they are fun to use! They actually fit perfectly on the bodice of a Little Darling dress!
      Thanks for being a part of MY blog life, Jevne. I appreciate all the emails that we’ve shared back and forth over the last year!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  30. I have to comment on all the naked dolls ‘standing’ around. My dolls also are naked but not one of them is standing….of course, Jeanne, I don’t have a dozen or so AG dolls….mine are lying around, two of them ‘live’ on the pulled out drawer of my table, these are the two I use most often for fitting, and their sisters and playmates are in a dresser drawer where they don’t get dusty. I don’t think they like it in there, but I’m the boss. lol

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Jevne,
      I used to keep my Nyssa and Hope in a drawer too! But I was always afraid I’d conk their head getting them out so I transferred them to their box on a lower doll shelf and they sleep most of the time. :o)
      Blessings, Jeanne

  31. Kathie welsh says:

    Whoo Hoo! What amazing treasurers! That would be SO much fun!
    Enjoy your week of sharing!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Kathie,
      I’ve had a wonderful week of sharing and giving away things…only 2 more days to go!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  32. The embellishments are beautiful. Would love to win them.

  33. Melody Martin says:

    Oh wow, so many pretties! Opening this package would be like Christmas in, Aug. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Melody,
      Thanks for commenting… Yes, it would be like Christmas and some blessed reader is going to get to open it!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  34. Diana Jenness says:

    You got lots of responses today! It should set some kind of a record. I would love to have the goodies you have picked out. I am going to write my name twice–maybe it will have extra weight!!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Diana,
      You are too funny… wouldn’t it be funny if it worked?
      Thanks for entering and YES it is a record number of comments for me…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  35. Carolyn says:

    This is an absolutely awesome giveaway! I sew for my dolls and would love to win. Thanks for such a fun week!

  36. Charlotte Trayer says:

    Wish I had seen this earlier, Jeanne–I would have loved to have won it! (Not that I don’t already have a lot of trims, etc., but a girl can always use more! LOL)

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