Monday, October 25, 2010

Plush Octopus Giveaway - Closed!

The giveaway has ended! Thanks to everyone who entered!

I've been debating doing a blog giveaway for the longest time, but couldn't decide what the prize would be. I love making plush animals and the animal that is the most fun to make is an octopus - they are cute and friendly and they have 8 legs! What could be more fun?!?

Anyway, this giveaway is for one blue plush octopus hand crocheted by me using 100% acrylic yarn and stuffed is hypoallergenic polyester filling. This little guy measures 4 inches tall with 4 inch long tentacles. His eyes and face are hand sewn making him absolutely adorable and safe for children of every age. I will also include a hand crocheted 100% cotton washcloth, dish cloth and pair of face scrubbers in surprise colors!



How can you win this fabulous prize? Simple! The first step is to visit my Etsy shop and come back here and leave a comment telling me which item is your favorite. (this step is mandatory)

Here are some optional things you can do for extra entries, each one gets you one entry and you must leave a separate comment for each one.

1) Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect
2) Heart my Etsy shop
3) Heart any item in my Etsy shop and include which item you've hearted in the comment
4) Follow me on Twitter
5) Like my Facebook page
6) Tweet about the giveaway and post a link to the tweet in the comment. (can be done daily)
Plush octopus #giveaway by @madebymelissa, get up to 13 entries! http://bit.ly/9W4GSJ, ends 11/7
7) Post a link to the giveaway on Facebook and tag my Facebook page.
8) Write about the giveaway in your blog, include a link to the blog post in your comment.

For an extra FIVE entries, make a purchase from my Etsy shop between now and midnight on November 7. Come back here and tell everyone what you bought! (note, you must leave 5 separate comments)

Contest ends on midnight, Monday, November 7. Please be sure that you include a way for me to contact you if you've won (email, Etsy shop, Twitter, etc). The winner will have 48 hours to reply and send me their mailing address. I will ship to anywhere in the world!

Just a note, comments need to be approved before they post publicly on the blog, I will be checking in daily to read and approve comments, just because you don't see it publish, it doesn't mean that it didn't go through!

Good luck!!

73 comments:

Lori Citsay said...

Pick just ONE...you're kidding, right??? I love all the plushies...Wendy the Watermelon Bunny, Tony the Blue Turtle. I could go on and on but, if I have to choose only one, it has to be Phoebe! She is SUCH a pretty little pig!

Jingle said...

Penny the Pink Elephant is my favorite! So cute!

Jingle said...

I follow you on Twitter! @JustJingle

Lisa B. said...

I love Penny, the pink elephant. Absolutely precious!
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Lisa B. said...

I follow via Google friend connect.
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Lisa B. said...

I follow on Twitter. :) @Berksgirl
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cerena leigh said...

I think I've fallen in love with Pinky the stuffed pink elephant. absolutely adorable. I love him!!
keeping my fingers crossed!!!!
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cerena leigh said...

hearted your etsy shop!

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cerena leigh said...

Hearted Penny (I renamed him Pinky >< ) the stuffed pink elephant!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/30024724/penny-the-pink-elephant

etsy.com/shop/cerenaleigh

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cerena leigh said...

liked you on FB

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cerena leigh said...

following you on twitter
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McLachlan Design Studio said...

Oh Melissa, I love Phoebe the pretty little piggy. She is so cute!

McLachlan Design Studio said...

I hearted your Etsy shop.

McLachlan Design Studio said...

I like your Facebook page

McLachlan Design Studio said...

I follow your blog.

mvegan said...

cute Octopus!~ I love Tony the Turtle and hearted him, he's just so cute, and love blue and green too!!

mvegan said...

I heart your shop and hearted tony

TopHat said...

I love Gary the Green Garden Snake! Cutest snake ever!

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Daph said...

Abby the spunky rabbit needs a squishy hug!! I love all of your little animals sweeties!!!
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kathy said...

I love tootie the baby elephant!!!

kathy said...

I love tootie the baby elephant!!!

kathy said...

I hearted the piggy, turtle and giraffe. Love all the animals

Made By Tammy said...

Following your blog.
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Made By Tammy said...

Hearted your shop.
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Made By Tammy said...

Hearted - Larry the Monster Chasing Ladybug, so Cute!
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Made By Tammy said...

Following you on Twitter. @MadeByTammy
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The Tote Trove said...

Hi, Melissa. This is Tracy from The Tote Trove. My favorite item in your shop is your Lucky Dice Necklace. It's so colorful and funky, and I can easily see myself wearing it with lots of things in my closet :)

The Tote Trove said...

Hi, this is Tracy again. I just followed your blog for a second entry.

The Tote Trove said...

Hi, this is Tracy again. I hearted your shop for another entry.

The Tote Trove said...

Hi, it's Tracy again. I just hearted your Lucky Dice Necklace for another entry. Oh, and you can contact me at thetotetrove@gmail.com (I forgot to add that before).

The Tote Trove said...

Hi, it's Tracy again. I liked your Facebook page for another entry.

oksana said...

Following your blog!

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oksana said...

I Hearted your Etsy shop!
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oksana said...

I hearted Phoebe the Pretty Little Piggy! (oksana2372)

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oksana said...

I like your Facebook page!

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Made by Melissa said...
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Made by Melissa said...

KathyAnn - shared link on FB

Made by Melissa said...

Lori C - posted on Twitter

butterfae said...

Hi Melissa,
I have just looked at your Etsy...I have seen your items pop up as I remember seeing the Eco dishcloths & washcloths.
It´s hard to say which is my favourite because I like all your crocheted items............Ummm I´d say the Watermelon Bunny. So adorable....but then I love the blankets too...lol.
Oh...I have "Liked" yoru page in my Facebook as I spend more time on here than anywhere else atm. Keep up the great work.xxx

butterfae said...

Hi Melissa,
I have just looked at your Etsy...I have seen your items pop up as I remember seeing the Eco dishcloths & washcloths.
It´s hard to say which is my favourite because I like all your crocheted items............Ummm I´d say the Watermelon Bunny. So adorable....but then I love the blankets too...lol.
Oh...I have "Liked" yoru page in my Facebook as I spend more time on here than anywhere else atm. Keep up the great work.xxx

mom2girls said...

Well my youngest collects pigs - so this HAS to be "my" favorite LOL .Phoebe the Pretty Little Piggy she thinks your octopus is great though to! (she is five)
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jhitomi said...

I do love the animals, but right now I could use the blue and green Skinny Scarf!
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jhitomi said...

following on google (jhb)
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jhitomi said...

hearted your shop (jhbalvin)
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Danielle Corso said...

I love Jimmy! :) He's a cutie!

someone in jogja city said...

Follow your blog via Google Friend
Connect
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someone in jogja city said...

Hearty your Etsy
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someone in jogja city said...

Heart:
-Strawberry Fields Bath Set - Washcloths and Face Scrubbers
-Purple Spider Pendant
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someone in jogja city said...

Follow you (@madebymelissa) on Twitter
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someone in jogja city said...

'Like' Made By Melissa Handcrafted Jewelry and Fiber Goodies
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Shannon said...

I LOVE Gary the Green Snake!

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Shannon said...

I heart your Etsy shop

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Shannon said...

I gave Gary the Green Snake a heart

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Shannon said...

twitter follower

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Jaydemia said...

I love all your animals in there! Though Pheobe the pink is on the top of the list. :D

Jaydemia said...

hi
Just blogged about the giveaway!

http://nanayschoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/octopus-giveaway-by-made-by-melissa.html

you can contact me at jaydemia at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

I love Penny the Pink Elephant.

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Danielle said...

I am following you on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

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Callie said...

Love Leon the Yellow Bunny and Phoebe the Piggy. Would be adorable baby gifts!

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liz said...

I follow you on twitter name doki doki co :)

Contact me here :)
liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

liz said...

Hi, I already fan of you in FB name doki doki co :)

Contact me here :)
liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

liz said...

I twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/29664098771

Contact me here :)
liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com
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thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

Audrey said...

It was hard to pick a favorite :)
Really like the Christmas Cotton Dischloths!

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Shairbearg said...

I love phoebe!!
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Shairbearg said...

gfc follower
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Shairbearg said...

hearted her shop on etsy
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Shairbearg said...

hearted: .Green and Black Crystal Beaded Bracelet on your shop
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Shairbearg said...

follow you on twitter @knitwitshair
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Shairbearg said...

like you on fb
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Shairbearg said...

Blogged about it here; http://theknitwitbyshair.blogspot.com/2010/11/nov7-giveaways-to-enter.html
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Shairbearg said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/knitwitshair/statuses/1356960070897664
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Als said...

Love Georgie the Giraffe :)

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