Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sharing what I make - a giveaway

I am excited to participate in the Great Handmade Giveaway project hosted by sewmamasew. If you would like to win this hummingbird ornament, comment here and tell me what kind of hummingbird you think it is(you don't have to be right to win). On December 6 I will select a winner and ship it to you for free (in the U.S.)! If you want to check out the link to the bigger giveaway contest, please do: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=3314


As Rowan and I work away at school and fun and craftiness, I have also been working away (on the side) making little creatures for gifts and also to sell in my Etsy shop. This work has lead me to come up with fun new ways to present some old stories (bring back the fairytales!) and delve into the beauty of nature (I just love wild birds). Here are some of my creations:


Little Elf


Norther Flicker


Cardinal


Rhode Island Red Rooster and Hen Pair

Slowly but surely I am filling up a little Etsy shop called Henny Pennys Jumble. Clearly we like hens around here and are big fans of Beatrix Potter. Last year when I had a sixth grader still at home as well as my second grader we had some fun with Ginger and Pickles Economics and decided to make a shop. From that, our Etsy shop was born.

67 comments:

  1. I'm not sure of the name of this type of hummingbird--it seems to me that there is something royal about its name.

    It reminds me of the hummingbirds we see up here in the Pacific Northwest. The hummingbirds we saw when we lived in Southern California were not as brightly colored as these beauties are.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    wordygirl at earthlink d0t net

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  2. HI! I have no idea what the name of this hummingbird is, but it is certainly cute!

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  3. I wish I knew what kind of hummingbird this is. Adorable for sure.

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  4. Very nice! Love the hummingbird, reminds me of my husband's grandmother, who loved them so much!

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  5. I have no idea what kind of hummingbird it is but I think it's adorable. Throughout the summer we see them here, stopping for a sec. in our garden, it is so amazing each time. It would look perfect on my tree or for my mom, she loves hummingbirds!

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  6. It looks much like an "Anna's Hummingbird"

    http://whatbird.wbu.com/obj/167/_/Annas_Hummingbird.aspx

    We used to see them occasionally when I lived in CA.

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  7. I know! I know! It is a LO-VE-LY hummingbird! I'm sure! :)
    Greetings from Spain!
    Maria

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  8. I think it is an Anna's Hummingbird, but whatever it is it's very, very cute!
    a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. is it a Ruby Throated Hummingbird? first crack at hummingbird watching!

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  10. Is it a ruby-throated hummingbird? That's the closest I found on Google images. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Calypte anna hummingbird maybe? I don't know much about them but I do enjoy watching them as they come to the feeder in front of my kitchen window. I did have a bit of a shock one day as I was on the patio and saw one at the feeder, I stood very still and it landed on my hand, it felt so funny as its wings brushed my hand.
    ladycolmn@aol.com

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  12. We have Anna's hummingbirds around here, reminds me of one of them.

    What a darling ornament, I love hummers. The little creatures you're designing are adorable.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  13. Ruby throats are the only hummingbirds I know... but yours is wonderful. Please enter me in the raffle!

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  14. I think it is a ... green hummingbird!

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  15. Darling birds. I'm amazed at how accurate your small designs are! Ruby-throated?

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  16. I was also going to guess ruby-throated (after a quick google image search), but mostly he's cute.

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  17. haven't got a clue! - a green felty kind of hummingbird??!!
    gill x

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  18. In our house, we decided that it was the type of hummingbird that hums and that there are hummingbirds who hum and those that don't. We are humming birds around here!

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  19. My guess is ruby-throated as well. Whatever it is, it's beautiful.

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  20. Your hummingbird is lovely. I don't know the names of thse birds, but we feed them lots of sugar water during the summer and the kids must marvel at their buzzing sounds. thanks!

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  21. How about a super cute hummingbird.

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  22. It looks a lot like the ruby throated humming birds I would get to see when visiting my grandfather. He love the humming little jewels as much as he did his duck collection (basically anything with a picture of a duck on it). :)

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  23. I love this hummingbird! What kind? A pretty green felt hummingbird! ;-)

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  24. Lovely! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Ruby-throated.

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  25. hi there! i am on waldorf craft yahoo group with you. every time you post, i go look at that sweet little hummingbird! love him. no idea what type he might be, but sure is sweet! thanks for the opportunity! ;)

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  26. oh dear. i haven't a clue with bird names. i'm going to go with the jewel-encrusted red-breasted green-winged felt hummingbird. ;) i should contact my bird nerd friends, they'd know. :)

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  27. I love your bird! It is so cute and pretty. I've seen many many humming birds...but don't know any names of different kinds. I guess I should go read about them. BTW, I was home schooled my whole life and plan on doing the same for my son when he gets older. My Mom writes homeschool curriculum with an 'adventure' in every year. You should check out her website because she is amazing! :) http://www.courageousbeings.com/

    Ashley.kindrick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Ruby throated?

    Your birds are absolutely amazing! Inspiring? Yes!

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net
    www.prettywit.etsy.com

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  29. We only have black throated hummingbirds around here, but that one is either Ruby or Anna's?!?! It's been awhile since I took my favorite college class ever, birdwatching! Anyway, great little gems in your etsy shop! Love your stuff! (Those hens!!) Warmest wishes!

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  30. I'm going to guess Ruby throated hummingbird, mainly because that is the only sone I ever see around here.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  31. My best guess would be Ruby Throated.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    I am also having a giveaway; so be sure and stop by my blogs. I have two, one for sewing and one for art. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    My 9 year old daughter is also having a giveaway on her sewing blog. Hers is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    Trudy
    trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

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  32. I forgot to mention that we homeschool as well.

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  33. Oh I love hummingbirds! Have several feeders here and just enjoy so much watching them. I would guess it's either an Anna's, male Lucifer or Ruby-throated?....Anyway your is adorable!..Thanks for the chance at winning...Have a Merry Christmas and A Blessed Day!

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  34. okay, i am resisting looking up hummingbird names on google which means i can't remember the name of this one. ruby-throated? that's the only kind i can think of. :) regardless, i LOVE your little ornament. it is absolutely wonderful and inspiring. :)

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  35. I think it is a ruby throated humming bird the only humming bird found in my neck of the woods.

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  36. I have no idea what kind it is, but it sure is a beauty! Love your creations!

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  37. I am going to guess that it's a Christmas Hummingbird that wants to come live on my tree with the other birds!

    http://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/newsflash-craft-orphan-finds-new-home-story-at-eleven/

    Happy holidays & happy crafting!

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  38. i need to say the truth..
    and the truth is that i have no idea what tipe of hammingbird that is!
    but i know its a beautiful and super cute tipe!!
    haa!
    thanks!

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  39. It is a beauty-full, peace-full, Penny humming bird. Need it have another name? HOw wonderful to share it on Nicholas Tag.
    many smiles ;-)

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  40. Your work is lovely! I suspect that this may be a ruby throated hummingbird.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  41. I'm guessing Anna's Hummingbird.

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  42. I had to google hummingbirds. I'm going to pick Anna's Hummingbird--it is the only type with a red crown. Your ornament looks like it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. I'm guessing it's an Anna's, but I must admit I've never seen one close up here in Canada. I was poking around your blog - Beautiful work by the way.
    cynsaw2@hotmail.com

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  44. Unsure of the name of the hummingbird, how about Beautiful!! :) Hummingbirds have a very special meaning to my heart.

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  45. we say anna's, it is lovely! i enjoy your blog.

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  46. No idea what kind of humming bird it is but it reminds me of my trip out to the coast to see my ailing dad and the HB's he had outside his window:)

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  47. I did not know that there were types of hummingbirds. I can't say we have very many around these parts! Bit I really like it and would happy to display it in my home!
    Great job!

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  48. Ruby Throated Hummingbird? I'm not sure though.

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  49. It reminds me of a ruby-throated hummingbird, and also of my beloved grandmother whose lovely and extensive gardens always had hummingbirds darting about in them. Thanks for the memory.

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  50. Maybe a ruby throated? It's lovely, in any case.

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  51. I guess a Rufus Hummingbird... I think it is the only one I have seen in person (used to visit the deck in front of the house I live in on a marshland), and I remember it being green!

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  52. There are so many different hummers... It looks like one of the lovelies that my sister and I used to let land on our fingers outside of Tucson. We called them Mnt. Lemoners. Yours is indeed beautiful!

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  53. My guess is a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Please enter me in your delightful handmade giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  54. These are so cute! Is this a Red Throated Hummingbird?

    http://thelifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/

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  55. I too would totally guess Ruby-Throated Hummer. Very cute! Count me in please! I'd love a chance to win.

    Happy Sun Shiny Sunday! :)

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  56. Is it a Green Violet-ear? Thanks for the chance to win!

    alainn.aingeal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. A ruby throated humming bird? Think I'll give it to my granddaughter to hang in her 'garden' bedroom...it'll match perfectly!

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  58. A ruby throated humming bird?
    Lovely work!!
    Thanks for the chance?

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  59. Hope I'm not too late. It is definitely a... I have absolutely no idea! :) Thanks for such a cute giveaway!! Merry CHRISTmas

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  60. Looks like a Ruby-throated Hummer to me! (I also like the Flicker...brilliant!) :-D

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  61. Uh, a green one? Adorable birdie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. If it's like the ones that visit our backyard, it's a Rubythroated Hummingbird!

    Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway! You have a generous heart and giving spirit!
    Merry Christmas!
    mayhem5@softhome.net
    http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/

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  63. I did a big project on hummingbirds when I was in 3rd grade & have always loved them since. I'm not sure on names though, I would guess an Anna's or Brazillian Ruby

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  64. I don't know anything about humming birds but I SO love them! I'd love to give this one a home!

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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