Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tiny giveaway

Finally I'm finished with the crochet top of doom! It almost killed me but I've finished and now I have that rather dangerous feeling that I can accomplish anything... So to help stop me starting another horribly complicated project I made up this very cute little guy instead.

Please let me introduce Nigel the elephant. Nigel is a fun loving curious sort of beast who wants to play and explore. He was going to be offered here as a giveaway but sadly my husband saw him first and has laid claim to him.

However, as I enjoyed making him so much I'm itching to make another and if you want to be in with a chance to win him all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post before the end of 23rd June and I'll enter you in the giveaway which will be drawn next week on Wednesday 24th June. Please remember to leave me a way to contact you so that I can let you know if you have won.

If you don't win the giveaway then not to worry - why not try and have a go at making one of these little guys for yourself . The pattern is freely available from the beautiful Roman Sock blog - well worth a good look if you also love wonderfully cute crochet critters :-)

The top of doom is looking pretty good after being finished off and the edging that I put round all the motifs really brings it together and makes it a less delicate piece of work. If you are not detered by my struggles then why not check out the original instructions for this beautiful top on the CrochetMe website

11 comments:

ade said...

Oh isn't he the most gorgeous little elephant. I'm not too good at crochet so I'd love to give Nigel a good little home. Count me in your giveaway!

radhyaa said...

hi Jess
very superbe !!!

annemarie said...

How cute - you did a super job on the elephant. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Katy said...

Wow, that top is very cool. I love the circles on the crocheted part - can't believe you made this yourself! Very Talents.

I am in love with Nigel, very small and sweet - he could sit of my desk at work and bring me a bit of happiness during the day :-)

Pam said...

What a cute little elephant and your top is beautiful! I am so jealous. I want to learn to crochet. I can do the single stitch in very long strips and then I stop. LOL.

My Christmas in July that I mentioned on my blog is a swap I am doing. I have to send a Christmas bag or stocking filled with Christmas goodies to the international person I was assigned. It is an annonymous swap until we receive the package. So, I am not so organized as I have about 5 weeks left!!! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Melissa Lynn said...

Thanks for your comment! I am really excited! We've been talking about it months and decided to go for it. Count me in on the elephant it's adorable! You can email me. x3melissa3705@yahoo.com

Jo said...

He is gorgeous. I'd love to be in with a chance, especially as I haven't yet mastered the art of reading crochet patterns!

Rima said...

Came across your blog via For the Love of Crochetalong. The elephant is so cute! Just lovely!

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

Rebecca said...

The top of doom is really pretty! I love Nigel- he is such a cutie! When I first saw him, I thought he was knit and that I was going to HAVE to make one. Now, if I don't win your giveaway, I will HAVE to learn to crochet! :)

Chara Michele said...

Oh that little elephant is just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Ok! Now I have to lose that baby weight so that I can fit in to the gorgeous birthday top that we all love (it's mine, i tell you, MINE!)