10.18.2008

she's a maniac. it's a giveaway.

here's the life cycle of a giveaway.


I ordered some fabric.
lOts of it.


And I couldn't handle it just sitting there, staring at me.

So I made something that turned out to be a new lunch bag for Dani.



It's not for you. It's for Dani, I said. But here is where you do come in...



And then I thought, oh my goodness, I just can't stop. This is a great excuse for a giveaway.

So the lunch bag became a handbag.



But, duh, not everyone carries around a funky little handbag barely big enough for a bag of Fritos.

So the handbag became a big bag.



But it needed a filler.
So the giganto shipment of lovely fabric became a softie.


She's a maniac. My favorite.


Again, too many goodies. I can't help myself.



Here's the deal.
Leave a comment, and you're entered to win all three.

LInk to this post, and you're entered twice. Make sure you tell me you've linked.

AND...hold on to your tutus...for every person that mentions your name in their comment, you'll get another entry. OH the Possibilities!

Feel free to use this as a sidebar button. I couldn't get the HTML to copy and paste onto this post (help), so only those of you who are HTML savvy will reap the benefits. Sorry. I know, it's not fair.


The giveaway ends midnight Sunday, October 25th.




I feel better. I can put my fabric pile away now.
By the way...if any of you are wondering how I got these pictures with a European galavanting cybershot...I spent a pretty penny on a universal usb adapter for Dani's camera. We're good.

166 comments:

tammy said...

I am SO in! Love them all!

MelDrop's Corner said...

how do you find the time, energy and ideas to do all this??! so incredibly adorable! count me in!

Mamarazzi said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

i want want want!!

Amber said...

Oh that I may win :)

Mechelle said...

So cute! Thanks for helping me play. m

Terry said...

Oh goodie, another shot at an amazing Cally-monster. And the bags - for me? Really?? If only I could figure out how to link to my sad little one-post blog. Maybe Corrie or Cassy could help me. :D
Terry

nicolefurness said...

wow. super cute stuff! glad tammy mentioned your blog..o'll have to come visit more often!

dawn&co. said...

To Cute to Pass up! I love these, they would look great next to jimmie and me....

Carisa said...

I was waiting to see what creativity would happen next. I love it.

[Somebody Loved] said...

Hello Miss Cally...
the reaL MaNiaC here.

I have linked yOu MaJoR... yOu aRe mY pOsT fOr tOday... and if any of my [bloggy-buddies] leave a comment... I have covered all of my legal bases... the small print says if they win the giveaway becomes mine.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

[Somebody Loved] said...

ps. yOu haVE yOuR oWn siDeBaR buTToN tOO!!!

[Somebody Loved] said...

wHeN dOeS thE coNtesT eNd?

[Somebody Loved] said...

soRRy i miSSed iT!
OcT 25th... that's a L O N G time to wait.

Sheri said...

These are so cute - I wish I had a little creativity!

Camille said...

You're hilarious. Pick me! I love the.

Elizabeth said...

How can I NOT enter? You are amazing! I'll link ya, too.

Heather said...

Are you kidding me? what darling prizes! You have some mad sewing skills!

Tammy told me to come here - got to give props to the girl who got me here! So maybe we both could win something! :)

I love each and every little thing that you made and would be happy with any of them!

Pick Pick Pick Pick me!!!!

Katie Stacey said...

how cute. i would love to win!

Janet in MN said...

Very cute! Terry sent me. :-)

Katy Beth said...

Beautiful!! So what them all. Need them really. I'm linking now. Yay!!!

Summer said...

Hurray for things that make me smile! Terry told me to come.

Wendy said...

I need to win this. I luv your stuff.

I also have linked you on my blog www.3xlove3xtrouble.blogspot.com.

Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

Those are adorable bags. I found you from Tammy..flies blog she commented #1 on here. Great blog.. I will also post you on my blog
lizhapari.blogspot.com
Liz

Kathy said...

I found your blog from Alice a while back and LOVE to read it. You are so fun and full of life. And now I'm out of the closet no more lurking!

AND I put a link on my blog :)

Tristan said...

So...I just found your blog..and love it!!

Please count me in!!

Bamamoma said...

Wouldn't it be oh so cool for famous Baby Eden to have one of your bags? You know you want her to win! Maybe we could work out a trade of some kind, you pick me and I'll pick you. You end up with a CD and I end up with cute stuff! Come on! You know you wanna...

Maria said...

I love your bags!! How fun!! I found your blog from Kathys page.

La Memster said...

Cally ur amazing! I linked u in my sidebar so some amazing person might stumble onto my blog & win ur precious goodies! :-D

andrea said...

I want those!! You are a giveaway nut!!

amber said...

You must be the most energetic women in the world. Where do you get the energy let alone the time. you are my new super hero and I love you even if I don't win I love your stuff!!!(I really do want to win.)
Chow babe!!!

Amber Dosko

Kelly Anderson said...

Cute, cute, cute! I woul dlove to win!! You are amazingly talented!

Mormishmom said...

I love 'em all! So darling! I linked you up on my blog! And it was my friend Kathy that referred me to come and check it out.

wonder woman said...

She's a maniac, giving like she's never gived before.

I love them. All. Linking with a button and they'd better mention me!!!

wonder woman said...

And my birthday is next week. Does that get me an extra entry?! =D

mer said...

I love the bright colors you're using. The softie is just TOO cute. I'll definitely give you a shout out.

wonder woman said...

And the award goes to.....Cally Co! Come see how wonderful you are!

Motherboard said...

Oh mighty prize Gods, please pick me!

(alyssa sent me-- but I am going to drum up my own business...)

{{concentrating really hard on using THE FORCE to win these goodies!}}

mannequin said...

That's funny.. I've got all kinds of fabric begging to be utilized and it hasn't had that effect on me!
Nonetheless, I want them.
They are all absolutely creatively gorgeous.
I shall return with lotsa more entries!

Veronique said...

How wonderful, you are very talented. I'm in! :)

Motherboard said...

I gave you a shout out... and putting up your button right NOW.

Marcie said...

What talent! I would love to be entered!

CalicoDaisy said...

Pretty! Nice giveaway. I blogged about your posting and added a link. It would be nice to win this little package. -- Michele

Karen Ann Pink said...

Ohh, wow! You are so talented, lady! Your patience and energy inspire me. Keep up the awesome work!

Thing 1 said...

K U don't have any idea who i am but I'm motherboard's daughter Thing 1 and I was looking on her blog and i saw a pic of your stuff and it is TOO CUTE!!!! so please count me in! I so totally am in LOVE w that stuff!

melanie jennifer said...

The generousity of strangers always amazes me. Fantastic creations and fantasatic giveaway!

I came by here through a post by Merrilee @ mer mag. And I'm going to put a post on my blog.

Melinda said...

I just found you from Crazyland...and I'm so glad to meet you. You are a showtune singing, material girl, just like me...

Chrissy said...

Wow- this is a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Chrissy said...

I'm in these are so beautiful. You do great work. Michelle from calicodaisy sent me and I am going to put a link on my blog.

Paula said...

What a wonderful giveaway....count me in!

sulz said...

ohhhhhh!! love loveeeee the bags!
They are simply too adorable!
I hope internationals are allowed to enter =)
cheers, sulz

chantal said...

ok. I linked. I love it. I need to win!

Aubrey said...

Wonder Woman sent me here and I would love to win these!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

trasha said...

Calicodaisy has all the news! Am loving all of those things, especially the cute blonde one at the end of the bench in th elast picture. Is that one included in the prize?

innisfam said...

How fun. yay for the giveaway!!!

Pierce and Jenn said...

Super cute! Count me in-PLEASE! And, Katy Beth Everett sent me here. I'm putting your link on my blog now-so count me in twice-PLEASE!
-Jenn

Danielle said...

So my names Dani too (well, my nickname, not so much on my birth cert.), does that get me extra points?! Your actually permantly on my favorites list so I guess thats counts as being linked!

The Coatney's said...

pick me. i linked. i love them. i also want the cute little blonde girl.

Rita said...

These are SO, so, so, so adorable as always and you are so, so, so, so generous (as always!!!)

Please count me in -- and give Wendy another chance, because instead of coming here first on my own -- I found out about your giveaway from her blog at http://www.3xlove3xtrouble.blogspot.com/.

Thank you Cally! :)

Natalie said...

I did all of it...I want it so bad! I'll be shouting it to the blogtops!

sweetb said...

Love them! Natalie sent me! Linked you too.

emmapaige said...

you are amazing i don't even dare to hope that i might win! but maybe just maybe it will be me love ya

joey said...

Well, Here I am trying to get another purse. Oh, and I want to mention my beautiful wife, Katy. I hope I win so that I can wear this purse next time she takes me out.

Wait... do you wear purses?

Annie Carie said...

Oh way cute!! Isn't it just fun to make bags! I'm here because of Mer:

http://mermag.blogspot.com/2008/10/she-is-maniac.html

Teresa Johnson said...

Oooo pick me, pick me! Hey I saw you today! Oh the possibilities! You look fabulous...by the way! Oh and why in the world are you trying to start a new exercise routine...totally not needed! Have a grandiouso day!

Teresa :o)

FoxFamilyFive said...

Jaime Coatney directed me here. Actually she has several times (hee hee).

I'm linking to you too. =)

THE BROOKS CLAN said...

Count me in! Oh and I found you from Danielle from 2/3rds Red, so put her in again!

Renee said...

Ok So I am hooked. I am Alice's little sis all the way in Utah! I will totally link it as well! How do you choose the winner?

MoziEsmé said...

Love them all! I want them all!

And I came here from Somebody Loved (http://2bsomebodyloved.blogspot.com/) - so count her in again...

GinGin said...

Oh, I want to win!!! Love your bags. Sign me up.

pasta05 said...

wow. You are amazing! I love the bags, just like everyone else. I wish there was a more creative to say that. Please count me in for the give away. The aMAYzing wonderwoman referred me and I understand her birthay is coming up! he he

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of Angela and Hadley Fox www.hadleyfox.com I would love to see them win this b4 Hadley leaves us :)

Nana/Mom said...

Hi Cally, love them all, and I could seriously use the softie, right here at my desk to hug. We all could use a softie to hug when we are stressed. Thank you Cherstin Morris for putting Cally's blog on your blog!!!! Makes me smile every time I visit. Love the bags, Love the bags, hugs....Patsi/Nana

V said...

These are gorgeous. I wish I were crafty...

Leah said...

Another design crafter at heart. These are wonderful! Good luck with them and keep up with the wonderful ideas!!!

cally said...

Renee...I pick the winner by typing all the names into a word doc, cutting them up, and picking one out of a big green bucket.

This one might take me a while to calculate.

Judi said...

Motherboard sent me over here and so glad she did because your things are FABULOUS!! So talented!

Traci said...

Oh, so cute! Enter, enter, enter! (like the mervyns commercial). Kathy Johnson sent me over!

Christy said...

So cute!! Pick me! I also linked to you on my blog.
You are so creative!! Where do you find the time!!??

Karena said...

I would love to win, 'Somebody loved' is great at letting us know when you have cute things on, so I followed her instructions and came.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Motherboard from Crazyland sent me!
So cute!

Dustin and Tonya Ray Family said...

You are way talented.. will you give lessons to an old friend? Those area all way cute.. do you use patterns or just do it?

Dustin and Tonya Ray Family said...

Oh yes and you are always linked under my friends and fam does that count?

Colene said...

Hi, Motherboard sent me and I just want to say you are so talented!!! This is so cute of you. I hope to add you as a link if someone will show me how.

Natalie said...

i love your stuff! so cute. i heard of you from lori.

annb said...

I found your link through The Fox Family Five. I love the "goodies" you're giving away and definitely want to be included in the giveaway!
annb

annb said...

Oh, yeah - I linked to your site!
annb

Jillene said...

Great giveaway!! Way cute stuff!! I found you via Liz so give her a vote from me. I am putting your giveaway on my sidebar! Oh yeah--before I forget--I am having a giveaway right now too for some jewelry. Fell free to check it out and enter!!

Kristen said...

Love these items they are so cute!

delandlilsmom@yahoo.com said...

These are adorable! I love your blog!

Karen

Jillene said...

O.K. You are now officially on the very top of my sidebar!!

Taya said...

I love, love, love them!!!! I soooooo need a cute bag right about now and the maniac could hang out with me too!!! Christy said to check this out and I am glad I did. You are very talented!!! I am linking you
for sure...
www.goodwingang.blogspot.com

staci said...
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Matt & Staci said...

CUTE!!! I love them! You are so talented! Terry sent me...(sort of) she sent your link to my mom & my mom passed it to me!

I will post a link on my blog for sure!!

-Staci

Matt & Staci said...

All right...added you to my sidebar! www.msallenfamily.blogspot.com

Dairmans said...

Taya sent me, and I'm glad she did. You are very talented! Pick Me!

Heather A said...

Yay, pick me. I missed out on the last one cause my hard drive was crashed.

Kaylynn said...

What a great give away--Motherboard led me to you.

The Blonde Duck said...

I saw this on Calico Daisy's site. Too cute!

Carolyn said...

Fabulous items, love them all!
Wendy posted this giveaway on her blog http://3xlove3xtrouble.blogspot.com/
Of course she wants me to tell you that, but she knows I need these more then her. hee hee Plus I am nice and I would share with her.

robin_titan said...

ooh those are sooo cute! aw man i really would love to win those!

bijougirl said...

Beautiful!

I found your blog & this contest via Melanie Jennfier.

XOXO,
Jaclyn

Cherstin said...

So, I hate to be selfish but I kind of liked it better when you weren't so popular. I felt like I had more of a chance. If it's meant to be, It's meant to be. It's just usually not meant for me. Bad Luck what can I say. It keeps me humble. And by the way, You have out done yourself this time. truly beautiful! And I recognize some of the fabrics. I really like it!

Kari said...

FoxFamilyFive directed me here.
The softie is completely utterly adorable! The bags are very unique too!

SPACEY T said...

okay, here I try again! Cally, once again, you are AMAZING! You always make me smile!

SPACEY T said...

ps...i left a little post of this on my blog.

Sharstin said...

those are to die for cute--I hope I win!!!

sleepless in cyberspace said...

Wow these are so cute!! I'd love to win! Found you through wonder woman.

devri said...

I love it and I am in fo shore!!!!

D-lyn said...

Wow lots of Comments!!!
Just want to tell you your doll is adorable I wouldn't mind taking her home with me!
Came her after checking MerMag.
so I got your news from her first.

Ashley said...

I LOVE them so much I could die!

Sherry said...

calicodaisy sent me

These are so stinkin' cute! Love them!

Angie said...

I would adopt a soft lovie into my home! Send her my way!

Angie said...

I'm a different Angie and I would love to win!! I headed over from Tammy's site!

Shauna Wagner said...

so cute! angela fox should win! i am sure she would share with me but angela should win.

Shauna Wagner said...

i forgot that i am linking you to my page.

Praise God for your talent!

bella1021 said...

O.M.G-- I LOOVE the bags- and the cutie too!!!
will be linking in for sure!!
www.noeskeclan.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

For my friend, Jaime Coatney...here's hoping we both win :) I want a softie!! So cute. Oh, and here's my linky:
http://itstheproctors.blogspot.com/

Dawnette said...

Very cute. Angela Fox sent me over here.

CaraBeth Creations said...

Oh.. I love them especially the softie. I just wanna squeeze her! Calicodaisy sent me over and I'm glad she did. I hope win! I'm posting about this on my blog.

The Newitts said...

super cute
If i send myself does that count???

The Newitts said...

I just linked you to my friends list your on the very top.

Mommy Madness said...

To cute to pass up! I'm in.

I will add you to my sidebar and link up! Check it out when you get a chance.

Mower Power said...

How talented you are! I will definitely add you to my sidebar and spread the word! Here's to hoping I win one of your fabulous designs!

Mower Power said...

forgot to mention that TAYA sent me!

wendypg said...

122 comments --------holy smokes batman. I want to belong to the Blog world ---someone blog me. I'll do a give away --anyone want my bills?? Put my name and Emma and Leslie and Becky all on the drawing list!!!!!!!

Marissa said...

So cute! I love them ... my girlfriend Ang sent me here http://foxfamilyfive.blogspot.com/I'd love for her to get them!

MiaKatia said...

Thank goodness I came home in time to enter this giveaway!!! Love it all.

Pat said...

How cute!! You are so talented. I came to this blog via Somebody Loved and I'm glad I did.

Mrs. Montieth said...

If I win.. please send to Angela and Hadley Fox.. I got this link from them. :o)

mannequin said...

Well from one maniac to another...I'm back with a blogging entry!

http://fracturedtoy.blogspot.com/2008/10/giveaways-rants-and-thanks.html

Stevens Family said...

Wow - you are so amazingly talented! I crave for talent like that - instead of needing to painstakingly read a pattern every time (so not the creative way to go about things!)
I am in love with a new blog - glad I found you!

Lynne said...

Wow! What cute bags and softie :) If that's your girly with the big brown eyes, she is just beautiful.

Angela, http://www.foxfamilyfive.blogspot.com/ , sent me over.

Cirrus said...

Love the bags! I'm drooling slightly at the idea that they could be mine! I found your site from a link at the Fox Family Five blog (A. Fox). Great site!

Nana/Mom said...

Hi, just checked back and wow, lots of love for your stuff!!!!!
Patsi (pick me, pick me)

Sue said...

I love it all but especially the softie. So cute.

Anonymous said...

So very cute! I found your site through Angela Fox! Hoping for the best person to win them all!! :)

Anonymous said...

So very cute! I saw your link on Angela Fox's website. Hope that the best person wins them all! :)

Anonymous said...

So very cute! Saw your link on Angela Fox's blog. Hope that the best person wins them all! :)

Fiesta said...

oh they are sooo cute. I am glad I read Angela Fox's blog.

Camrin said...

I totally love them all! I hope I win!
camrin(at)mesquitegroup(dot)com

Camrin said...

Your now a part of my sidebar! can't wait to continue watching your blog! :)

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I would love to win this, these are so cute.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have your button on my blog:Here

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about your giveaway: Here

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Tanilee said...

Saw your link on Staci Allen's blog! Such cute bags!

Misty said...

I want to win!!!

Naomi said...

Mannequin sent me to see your cuteness!

hollysarah said...

the bags look fabulous!! I saw this giveaway on Merilee's blog. mermag.
:)

Jane Anne said...

These are all SO cute!! I ended up coming here from Jamie Coatney's blog. Enter me for the giveaway! I'd love to win any of the bags (or the maniac- just adorable)!

Anonymous said...

Wow! They are all sooooo cute! Terry as right, adorable! love you eye for mixing fabrics! I have to say I have had a horrible day taking care of my dad , who is dieing and wondered if I would ever see joy anymore. Your monsters made my day! Thanks so much, I finally stopped crying for the first time in 3 days! Thanks for that.

Grammy said...

Wow! You are one talented woman! With 18 grandchidlren as of December, I could really use any of those fantastic items for Christmas gifts. Thanks for teaching Lori to sew and make wonderful things, too. Thanks for sharing your talent. Lori always alerts me to your give aways.

Andrea said...

Those are WAY! cute. Motherboard and Thing 1 sent me over to check it out. 151 (now2) comments! I could only imagine...

Lene said...

so cute!

I have you linked.

Rebecca R said...

woow, those are beautiful. (:
thanks for the chance to win those, i love them.
-rebeccaaaa.

Boho Girl said...

oh my...

i
am
drooling.

hello gorgeous fabric.
i am wishing on all the fairies and magical beings out there to grant me this one wish!!

xo

Boho Girl said...

ps. oops, forgot to mention that i came here by way of the beautiful Melanie Jennifer!!

Yvette said...

Hi.
My name is Yvette and today is my birthday and my mom[somebody loved] sent me over here to enter your giveaway by leaving a comment. You make cute stuff, maybe my mom should buy me one of your bags. This poor college student would love to win a giveaway.

Eve's Mom said...

Too cute. My daughter would love that lovie.

Mandy said...

158 comments! Cally holy crow. Am I being completly selfish entering when I already have a free Cally bag? I can't help myself I want a new lunch bag and well I love the kookie little doll but you already know that. By the way, Mandy wants to double her chances to win. (Is family allowed to enter? Or do we have to wait until Christmas?)

Madison said...

I love your blog. i have seen all Jaime Coatney's stuff from you and love it all. She is the one that also showed me your blog.

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

so very cute!!! love the little lunch bag! it would be such a cute one for a little girl! adorable!!

arielle said...

Too cute! I love them!

Christina said...

I don't think i've been here befor, but I love it. Sign me up please.

Christina said...

I added a link to your blog from mine.

Debbie said...

great giveaway - please enter me/debbie

Concha said...

Oh... what a fabulous giveway! I love the fabrics you picked for all three objects (of desire).