Friday, March 5, 2010

Thank You and a Little Giveaway

Two years of blogging has really flown by. I've loved sharing with you my sewing creations, recipes we've loved and a little glimpse into our home and the craziness that is raising 3 kids 4 and under. I hope you've enjoyed what you find here and will continue to read. If you are new, take a gander at my free tutorials (see sidebar). You may find a little inspiration to get crafty.

And because I've enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful folks around here, I'd like to give you all the chance to win a little something I've made.

Without further adieu...

The Dress



This past week I've made 5 dresses in this style and wouldn't ya know this is the one both girls say they like the best. So I hope your little one does too. And don't worry, I've got tons of this fabric, I'm sure I'll be making it again for my girls.



This is sized to fit most sweeties size 3/4/5. For reference, Emily is now wearing size 5 tops and 4 bottoms.

Measurements:
Chest 27"
Length 25.5"



But if you are thinking, "my darling wears a size 3T and 25" is just way to long for her" I'd be happy to shorten it. We'll talk later.



The Details

Enter to win this pretty little dress by leaving a comment here. Just tell me a little bit about the sweet girl this dress might be going to, what you love about her the most..

For an extra entry become a public follower (see sidebar) of my blog. Just leave a separate comment telling me you're following. And if you already follow, great! Let me know that too, in a separate comment.

And for a third entry, blog about this giveaway and leave another comment telling me you did so, with the link.

Winner will be drawn next Friday night, March 12th at 9pm cst.

Good luck!

Thanks so much for reading my blog! I'll be sharing more details about this dress and the 4 others I've made very soon.





93 comments:

Jori said...

I am a fairly new follower to your blog, but I just love it! Your little sweetie is just adorable. My little girl is just 18 months, but already full of personality!! I love how silly she can be and her little giggle when she's trying to be funny. :)

Melissa said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile now and I am never disapointed. Love all the tutorials.
This dress is darling. My little girl would love it! She just turned 4 in January. She is very girly and would wear dresses everyday if I let her!

Melissa said...

Just became a follower!

Melissa said...

I shared your fun giveaway on my blog. Thanks!

http://isaiahnjoy.blogspot.com/

Lula Bee Boutique said...

Angel I am so gald you made this dress! I was wanting to try a small euro ruffle strip down the middle front of a peasant top with some buttons on it, but i was wondering if it would "lay right" with all the gathering going on on the neckline. Looks like it does! Pretty pretty! I need to do something like this, I have yards and yards of some ginger blossom prints i bought through a fabric coop!

Jessica said...

Happy 2 year blog-a-versary!!

Love this sweet little dress! But what I love even more is Emily's expression in the first photo - he, he, he! Sort of like, "if I smile coyly can we get this over with and go inside" :)

If I won this dress I would give it to my little pumpkin. At this very moment I'm particularly fond of her knock, knock jokes with "mama" as the punch line and her "get out of trouble hugs" - which work like a charm!

Jessica said...

I'm a follower :)

Rebecca said...

I have three sweet little girls and would love this little dress for one of them - they all prefer dresses and skirts to pants and love homemade! This would be especially nice with the beautiful weather we've been getting.

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Kacey said...

Love the dress and your blog, but you know that already :-) My little girl is too big for this dress, but I just wanted to say happy blog anniversary!!

Amber said...

I was just looking at this fabric for Reese. Love the ruffle down the front! Reese couldn't wear this right now but she definately could next summer :) Your girls look so cute in it. Isn't fun being a mommy to girls!

Amber said...

of course I'm already a follower :)

Steph said...

The dress is so darling! I've been wanting to get them more girly dresses so this is perfect. They love playing with toy cars but the next thing they'll play with is a tea set!

Steph said...

I'm a follower! Love your blog!

Hannah Buchanan TF5B said...

I love this dress! If I were to win, both of my daughters would get to wear it : ) First it would go to Katie 4, who is very timid but sneaky. I love her independance and snuggly ways. Then next year Ms. Kooper would get it. Kooper is 2 and just a pure bundle of obnoxious joy! I love her sweet side.

Hannah Buchanan TF5B said...

I also follow your blog via feed : )

Hannah Buchanan TF5B said...

And here's the link to my blog post...
http://thefab5bowtique.blogspot.com/2010/03/give-away-from-tada-creations.html

Sarah said...

I have all boys so will either be greedy and save it in case one day I do have a girl, OR more likely, I will give it away as a gift to one of my future daughter in laws!

Marcia said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary Angel! I love your blog so much and love reading all the fun things you do with your girls (and guy!) and you inspire me so much to do more fun things with Audrey and eventually Lauren.
Of course this would go to Miss A - so adorable, you do such amazing work you almost *almost* make me want to learn to sew. ;) I also love that this would eventually get passed on to Lauren too! :)

Keep up the great work!!
~Marcia :)

Marcia said...

I am a follower!!

Jessica said...

I shared your fun giveaway on my blog! Here's the link:

http://littlepumpkingrace.blogspot.com/2010/03/spotted.html

:)

twomcnews said...

Happy 2nd anniversary!
I love this dress and fabric.

I would give it to my little soon-to-be 3 year-old Princess.
I smile every time she giggles. One can not look at her without smiling and loving her.
Tina
twomcnews@yahoo.com

twomcnews said...

I do follow your blog and love it.
Tina M
twomcnews@yahoo.com

Mandy said...

that is precious!!

I want one for me! ;)

Lisa said...

This sweet dress would fit my sweetheart perfectly. She holds her own with 3 brothers, so she's a tough chick, but oh so sweet too.

Lisa said...

Following!

Little Lizard King said...

I'm a follower!

Little Lizard King said...

I love to hear my little love laugh. It's infectious and full of joy. She warms our hearts.

Heather Kate said...

I am thrilled to have found your site today as I've been searching for patterns to make coordinating Easter outfits for myself and my nearly-5-year-old daughter, Hunter. I can't wait to read all your posts.

Hunter is so full of joy and energy. Though she's tougher than most boys (maybe even tougher than her brother), she's feminine too, and she prefers to wear dresses and skirts to anything else. I'm going to look around your site for a pattern to the dress, just in case I don't win it!

Cazra said...

I love the dress! I have a 2 year old, but she wears 4T. My little princess loves dresses, and I know she would love this one!

Cazra said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Cazra said...

I have linked to your giveaway on my blog!
www.alabamasouthernliving.blogspot.com

Heather Kate said...

...and I'm following now too!

twolittletots said...

love that dress...but i would need two of them...for my twin girls...

mara...i love her for her smile...she is always smiling from ear to ear

kaylin...her laugh, it comes right from her belly!

Lyns said...

So I've been stalking for a while--it began when I found your tutorial for a nursing cover (which I love BTW)
My little girl just turned 3 and she is the light of my life. She is all girl and wanted a baby sister so badly that she cried for almost half an hour when she found out this baby is a boy...she got over her disappointment and is SO excited to be a big sister and help with the baby--she "can rock him and feed him and change him for you Mommy" She would LOVE this dress...

Lyns said...

Oh and I'm officially following now....

El Cheese said...

I just came across your blog and it's very cute! This dres is absolutely adorable. My 3 1/2 year old (turns 4 on July 4th) absolutely LOVES dresses and every morning asks me to put one on for school. She would go crazy for this one! She's very VERY (did I say very?) independent and is going through that "what, where why, how 4 million times a day" stage. This dress would be a hit and would go to my next daughter who was just born in January. Thanks!

El Cheese said...

I am a follower now :-)

LAURA said...

beautiful dress, love the fabric.

LAURA said...

I'm an official follower now! (I've had you in google reader for awhile now).

Jenn said...

Well you know I follow (stalk) regularly :) Wouldn't miss a post!

Jenn

Jenn said...

Of course Miss Jules would be stunning in that cute creation. She IS the resident dress wearer at our house after all!!

Jenn

April Grey said...

Hey Angel,
Really cute dress!! Would love it for Jordyn, but she has boycotted all dresses and skirts, just like her momma when she was little(I remember threatening to go roll in the dirt if my mom didn't take my Easter dress off, hehe).
Congrats on your 2 years!!

Anna said...

I just found your blog and how cute! My little one is a 5 year old diva who loves lots of ruffles and flowers in her hair! very cute and creative stuff btw

Anna said...

just became a follower

Spears said...

my daughter will be 3 this fall...we'd love to win this for next spring :) I love dressing her in cute outfits now, while she lets me :)

Spears said...

i am a follower, love your fabulous giveaway :)

booharts said...

I am a follower.
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booharts said...

My granddaughter is too little. She is just 20 months but she has the most beautiful eyes. Love her-Nana Boo booharts@comcast.net

JStacie said...

This would be for my 3rd daughter Claire. She just turned 5. I call her my 'Firecracker'! She is cute and funny and never met a stranger. She would look adorable in this dress. Thanks for the giveaway.

JStacie said...

Became a public follower as Jessica Young. Thanks again.

Marie said...

So hard to choose who this dress would be for. I have 2 girly girls, one 8 and the other 3 and they would both love it...but I think my 3 year old would adore it more.

Marie said...

Just became a follower!

Stacy said...

Love it! I think it would fit Anya, she's in size 5 right now. She loves all things pink and appreciates mama-made. :)

Rebecca said...

What an adorable dress. I have two daughters, 5 and 1 1/2. If it doesn't fit my 5 year old, I would save it for my 1 1/2 year old. Just beautiful!

Rebecca said...

I am now a follower, as well. Looking forward to more lovely creations!

free indeed said...

This would go to my oldest granddaughter..she's 3. I don't see her too often since they live 5 hours away. She is the oldest of 3, and so mature. She tries to obey with a happy heart looking to please. She is one special little girl...

Kori said...

oh so cute! LIL KACI would look adorable in this :)

JamieS said...

congrats on 2 yrs of blogging. My little princess would love to win this dress!

Mary Beth said...

Just found your blog via @thevinatgepearl on Twitter! This dress would look so sweet on my darling Molly Grace! What I love most about her is her laugh and her love for everyone! She is the sweetest little girl and I am so blessed by her!

Mallory said...

This dress is adorable. The little girl that would be proudly wearing it if I won is my cousin Kylie. She lives up north and I don't get to see her very often. There was a rift in the family and we thought we would never see them again. Luckily they realized how important family is so we get to still see them which mean that this very creative, sweet, cute and very funny little girl will still be cracking us up for years to come. She just had a little sister and I would love to give her this dress so she doesn't feel so overshadowed by the new addition. No matter what it's a beautiful dress and the little girl who wins it will be very lucky.

Mallory said...

I am now a follower! Such cute stuff!

Sarah said...

I have a 2 year old that would love that dress, so frilly and princess like. Things she's into right now!

Plus I'll have another little girl in June that I'll have to hand the dress down to!

Sarah said...

I'm a follower here!

shoppin4sophia said...

I love to sew but have a hard time with fabric selection. I have followed you on e-bay and now on your blog. You have given me some inspiration to try and think "outside the box." Thanks so much!

Angela

Ruth H. said...

I just became a follower! Can't wait to check out some of your tutorials. I guess I'm what you'd call an "emerging" seamstress, so I can use all the help and inspiration I can get!

Ruth H. said...

I loooooove this darling dress. Thanks so much for offering it as a giveaway!

If I were to win (fingers crossed!) this dress it would be worn by my six year old daughter. She is very petite, still trying to catch up after two open heart surgeries. Rose is her middle name, so she loves to wear anything with roses.

Bree said...

This is a cute dress! My dainty daughter would 'ahhhh' over this! She is almost 4- and she has recently discovered her 'girly' purse carrying, fake makeup wearing and the need for hair bows- side! This would be a beautiful dress for her!

SM Anderson said...

Looks at all the people that follow your blog. How exciting. I know I love reading it. As you know I have absolutely no one at my house that can wear such a cute dress but I thought I would register to win and give it to Jennifer Bettin for Saraphina. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shelley said...

I don't know which is cuter,..the dress or the girl! ;) So beautiful! ;) Thanks for the giveaway. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Shelley said...

I am a follower now! {and so glad} :)

Walkers said...

My little one is 2.5 and LOVES to shop. She loves to touch all the clothes and the whole time says things like "mom dis is WAAAYYY cute..." or "you wike dis one mom?". She would love it!

Sarah said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress. I never win anything but that is ok because you gave us a tutorial. THANK YOU!!

Connie said...

I love your blog Angel. I have three sons and my daughter is the baby in our family. We have to work a little harder to make sure she has a girly side. LOL!!! My daughter is 4 and saw the dress on your blog and LOVES it. :)

pink green & southern said...

I LOVE this dress and would love to win one! I am a follower--thanks for such a great giveaway!

Andrea said...

If I won the dress, my sweet girl #1 would wear it :) She is strong-willed, full of life and really good about sharing and saying Thank-you! I couldn't imagine my life without her or her two younger sisters...who if she doesn't wear out your beautiful dress would have a chance to wear it too :)

Andrea said...

just became a follower :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Little Lexi said...

My little girl is 2 1/2 and is so into dresses lately. This would be perfect for her 3 year photos in June.
S-

Little Lexi said...

I am now following. :)

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

This dress would be for my 15 month old daughter. She is a bundle of energy and a ton of fun! I am in love with her little personality that is becoming more and more pronounced each day.

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

I am a follower.

gatornic said...

I just LOVE these peasant style dresses. You did a fabulous job! My dd also wears a 5 top and 4 bottom...it would be perfect for this summer!! I hope I win! :)

Mama Sewing said...

I just love the style and my little one would adore the ruffles and the pinkness!

Rachel said...

This dress is so cute! My little girl would love it!

Rachel said...

I'm now a follower. :)

Liz said...

Angel, I have no idea how you found time to make FIVE of these! I don't care how simple they are! I love how you put colors together--you have such a gift that way! Unlike Sarah, I have all girly girls and I don't own any TaDa originals. Lauren or Emily are the most likely to wear the dress. Lauren would wear it for "ballet" or being a 3 Musketeer (great drama queen and hugs); Emily copies her big sisters and would probably wear it for the same things (sweet sister and encourager).

Angel said...
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Angel said...

If you'd like to enter but don't know how to leave a comment, just e-mail me at tadacreations@gmail.com

Christy said:

"What I love most about my sweetie. Her sassy personality and also loving the shows she puts on for us. She really thinks she is a dancer/rock star! It is so fun!
I have always been a follower/fan but now it is official. Can't blog. Happy 2 years!! So missing your designs!!!

Terri said...

I love the fabrics of your dresses! I am always checking your blog for crafty inspriration or a new tute! My 2 year old daughter loves helping me "make" things! This would make a sweet little Easter dress!!

Terri said...

I am now a follower too!!

Andrea said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier today and forgot to sign in with my name! Sorry! We'll try this again... This dress would be just beautiful on my Sonja. She doesn't get many new things as she wears all her big sister's hand-me-downs. She is a big fan of dresses and yesterday insisted that she must try on every dress in her closet, including those that are too big or small. (I need to give the too small ones away!) Sonja is just the sweetest, most precious little 2-year-old. She is happy, smiley, easy-going, and has a great sense of humor. She always reminds us about being polite and grateful as she instinctually says "thank you" whenever we give her anything, no matter how small. When others care for her, they always say she is so quiet, sweet and helpful. Everyone just loves her!

Hera said...

Oh my goodness! I would love to win this dress for my little girl, Morghan. She is a 3-year-old dress fanatic. I have tried and tried to coax her into wearing jeans, but to no avail. She loves dresses so much, I have to hide dirty laundry (if it contains dresses) or she will try to wear them again. So, I have wised up and only buy her dresses. Your dress is so adorable, I know she would be delighted to wear it!

Hera said...

I just became a follower of your blog. :)