** Note: this giveaway is closed! Please head over to Etsy to buy or order your own little Fiber Friend, and join me every “Fiber Friday” for my weekly featured friend, plus occasional coupons and other incentives. Yay!**
That’s right, i’m hosting another giveaway. Already! Yeehaw! This week, i’m so excited to offer a special little felted “quasi-Pocket” to a special reader looking to add some whimsy to his or her desk, workspace, mantel or anywhere a little miniature corgi might like to perch. She’s only a “quasi” Pocket, because i didn’t make her spots an exact match to our Pocket, but she’s definitely a “pocket” corgi! Pocket herself pictured below, non-plussed by her felted counterpart.
This little cutey is sitting in what my friend Danielle calls: Pooh pose: that uniquely corgi spraddle legged sit. Like our Pocket, she has a bit of a tail and lots of white, but her toes are black as night. She’s in her Winter coat, with her regal collar and ruff, and she’s definitely “all ears.”
You know you want it, so here are the rules:
- Please “follow” Pocket Pause if you don’t already. There’s a handy dandy tab on the right side of the page that lets you choose your favorite reader! Comment and let me know, either way (newbie, or oldbie follower)
- Be our friend! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Points for each!
- Share with your friends. Post a link back to this giveaway on your Facebook page or Twitter feed and get more points!
- Visit The Daily Corgi to get an even bigger dose of corgi! Like their Facebook page while you’re at it and tell them @PocketPause sent ya!
- Post an additional comment with your request for my next felted miniature. Corgis are great, but so are alpacas, sheep, bunnies, mice, voles…. you get the idea. Request your favorite animal!
Comment on this post with any and all actions, and squeel in anticipation! *** Please submit a comment for EACH entry! I’ll be using a random number generator to choose the winner (on April 13th) and need each entry in a separate comment for easy counting.*** This giveaway will be running for TWO weeks, so there is time to get it all done and shared far and wide! In the meantime, here’s a little more about what’s in store for Fiber Fridays:
As i mentioned last week, you’ll be seeing more “fiber friends” on fiber Fridays to come. These little cuties will be available for sale on Etsy for $5-$25. Proceeds will help me pay for the time and resources spent writing this blog, as well as a really great cause: Corgi Pals.
I love my corgi, Pocket and hope to always be able to provide the best care for her. Not all pet owners can always afford the best care for their corgis (or other dogs/cats/horses/lizards) when faced with an unexpected surgery or other costly life event. Corgi Pals is a non-profit organization that helps to raise the extra money those skin-parents need to afford their fur-baby’s veterinary care. I will be donating a dollar from every feltie purchase to Corgi Pals, in hopes that the good karma will keep Pocket in good health and out of harm’s (and costly vet bills) way, and because i love corgis and want them to all be happy and healthy. I hope you do too, and that you’ll love my little felted fiber friends enough to bring one or two home.
More about Corgi Pals:
CorgiPals started as a simple blog on February 20, 2011 with a very specific mission statement in mind:“Giving a voice to Corgis in need.”That includes Corgis of all types: Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, and Corgi mixes! CorgiPals is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization. CorgiPals focuses on two different fundraising campaigns: Helping Paws is a general fund for Corgis in need, and The Baxter Valentine Fund is for Corgis battling cancer.For more information about us, please visit their Fundraisers and Features sections.
Pretty awesome, right? Right. I’m also pretty stoked about the ‘other’ corgi non-profit, which focuses specifically on rescue corgis: Corgi Aid. While my main benefactor will be CorgiPals (because my little Pocket isn’t a rescue, and i’m working on building up karma for HER), I may also gift Corgi Aid from time to time, and certainly want all of corgi nation to know more about this great cause:
CorgiAid is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes. We help out those who rescue dogs from shelters or other non-permanent homes, then foster them until a new home is found. Medical and other expenses for these dogs can become high; CorgiAid gathers donations from those who want to help, and, within our funding guidelines, and gets funds to those rescuers who apply for help.
CorgiAid exists to provide a framework for support of rescue efforts for Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh corgis and corgi mixes, for the enhancement of animal welfare and the betterment of mankind.”
So, with these great causes standing to benefit, make today a corgi day and have some fun browsing around and entering to win your very own, no-vet-or-food-bills-required miniature corgi. I can’t wait to get your feltie requests! I’m hankerin to felt a menagerie over here, so send your ideas now! Good luck!
** UPDATE*** Wow – i’ve been getting some great feedback and am already getting requests for custom orders! You can now visit my Etsy shop to place custom orders, or you can order from me directly. Contact me using the toolbar below with your custom request. (Requests in the comments section will add to your entries for this giveaway, but actual orders must be received by mail.) Custom felties start at $25 depending on their complexity and discounts are available for multiple purchases. If you want your pet miniaturized, i will need good photographs from several angles. I can easily accept Paypal and also accept personal checks by mail. Once i receive your message, i will reply as soon as possible with questions or ideas along with your invoice and a request for the mailing address where your feltie should be shipped. Turnaround will be 3-5 days per piece, and will be felted in the order received, so actual turnaround time may be somewhat delayed depending on the number of orders received. Current waiting list is 1-3 weeks.