Thursday, 13 September 2012

While She Was Sleeping Giveaway - "Not 50 shades of Pink"


This giveaway has ended! On behalf of Jenya and I we would like to thank you for all the beautiful stories and entries. It was a very difficult decision but our winner was Kerry Santillo! Congratulations Kerry! Check your email :-)

kerry santillo15 September 2012 19:33
This little elephant will be
running amok and set free.
shouting the hose down , full of glee!!!
Having hats taken on and off his head heart
In the morning feasting on a big spread.
Running in the garden and having a dig,
riding the back of our favourite pig.
Oh the elephant will be happy here,
someone to cuddle , cherish and endear heart






Meet Jenya and her Little Monkey (LM)


Jenya started sewing about a year ago when she noticed that finding clothes for her LM was a bit tricky because she was so petite. Once she discovered the world of home-made baby clothes she became unstoppable. While LM was sleeping Jenya created dresses, tops, pants, bloomers and more! All tailored and using a variety of colours and as she says, “not 50 shades of pink” which is often found in mainstream stores.
 

Once Jenya got confident in her sewing abilities she began to venture into sewing for friend’s babies and eventually she started working on custom orders. She makes clothes (and other items) with love and care and also enjoys getting to know people, their children and their preferences in fashion! Jenya made Mr T this gorgeous, gorgeous top. It is, to date, my favourite piece of clothing on him!


I love that it has pink on it! How often do you see that on boy’s  clothes!? Jenya also only works mostly with natural fibres. She believes that cotton is best and uses it the most unless another material is absolutely required to complete the item. Mr T wears 100% cotton here and we all know how comfortable and breathable cotton is! Who wouldn’t want their little ones in the best.

Not only does Jenya make gorgeous, gorgeous outfits like what you see above.  But she is also full of other clever little talents...check out my favourites.


Jenya is an absolute pleasure. She is so friendly and good-natured. She makes custom orders a piece of cake and she is sure to do her absolute best to cater for what you require for your little one.

School of Mum and While She Was Sleeping are thrilled to be giving away this gorgeous elephant soft toy and matching bib to one lucky reader.


We’re making this easy. All you need to do is:
1. COMMENT on this post below describing what adventures this little elephant will get up to at your house.
2. LIKE While she was sleeping and School of Mum.
3. SHARE this post on Facebook or Twitter with your friends – By Clicking Share below and either Facebook or Twitter.

How easy is that!? It will take a couple of minutes tops! And you could get these custom made freebies! The winner will be someone who has done all of the above and also provided a great answer to number 1.

Here’s the fine print:
* Entry is open to Australian folk only (sorry!)
* Winner will be posted on School of Mum’s and While She Was Sleeping’s Facebook pages
* One entry per person
* A valid email must be provided in the comment so we can contact you if you are a winner.
* Entries close midnight 21st September, 2012
* Winner has 5 days to respond before another is chosen. 

*The pattern of this cute little elephant comes from http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/.

26 comments:

  1. Love your work Jenya! Wish I had the ability to do this too- perhaps one day...

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    1. She is much more talented than I am...wait, I'm not talented with a sewing machine at ALL. Are you in it to win it Katherine? Tell us what would this elephant get up to at your house? :-)

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  2. I love home made stuff for my girls. I'm rubbish with my sewing machine but thankfully I have a friend who is very talented.

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  3. Handmade stuff is just that extra special isn't it Catherine :-)

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  4. Oh, I do wish I could sew! That elephant is just too cute!

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  5. This cute little elephant will become my daughter's favourite toy, bringing it to her exciting story telling journey with her current dolly. It always begin with 'Once upon a time in the land of Budapa...'

    ying ying Tan
    tan_ying_ying@hotmail.com

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  6. Who knows what this gorgeous elephant would get up to at our place? My 2 year old boy would lovingly drag it through mud, sand, water, playdough, egg and flour, and then take it to bed and squeeze it for entire sleep time. Then with my 6 year old daughter it would be read to, dressed up, danced with, sung to, bounced on the trampoline, fed mud pies and then introduced to 100 other soft toys. What more could an elephant want? LOL

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  7. I forgot to put my email address with above comment. ( 2 yr old and 6 yr old adventures with elephant). carlahuby@y7mail.com

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  8. The gorgeous green elephant would sit on the bed in the spare room until November when my best friend at work is due to have her first bub. I'm not sure what adventure's he'll get up to at her place...but I can give him a few hints on how to protect himself.
    Thanks
    karleneinjapan@hotmail.com

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  9. Jenya is so talented- I can't believe she's only been sewing for such a short period! At hour house, this gorgeous elephant would have two new best friends (a 2 year old and 10 month old). No doubt he will help the boys build sandcastles, paint pictures, jump on the trampoline, and have slumber parties. He will have wonderful memories, which is really important as elephants are known for their long memories :)

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  10. Kim m galwayst@hotmail.com15 September 2012 at 16:26

    I think this fantastic elephant would be very much loved by my daughter, she would have it with her all the time to stop her aunty who collects elephants from taking it! Lol

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  11. Oh this is so cute! This would be headed to my neighbour's house... she's having a baby soon and will get up to all kinds of mischief with her two kids 15 mo apart!!

    theaussiemommy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. This little elephant will be
    running amok and set free.
    shouting the hose down , full of glee!!!
    Having hats taken on and off his head ♥
    In the morning feasting on a big spread.
    Running in the garden and having a dig,
    riding the back of our favourite pig.
    Oh the elephant will be happy here,
    someone to cuddle , cherish and endear ♥

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  13. Oh my little girl would love making this little elephant talk and play :) It's adorable.
    kazatmeltingmoments[at]gmail.com

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  14. My little boy will hold the little elephant while he's sleeping, talk to it while he feels alone, carry it while he is playing around, give it to me while he thinks it needs a shower (to be cleaned up) :)

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    1. My email is lindtar@gmail.com
      Have tweeted this giveaway https://twitter.com/lindtar/status/247292337343053824
      Thank you :)

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  15. My daughter is very fond of throwing stuff at the moment so this cute little elephant will no doubt get flung up in the air and at her daddy and into the sink several times a day!

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  16. Ooops, forgot my email addy: nictesla (at) gmail.com

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  17. Errr, I mean nic.tesla@gmail.com !!!

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  18. Thankyou so much for the chance at such a lovely giveaway. We adore handmade in our house. little elephant would have such great adventures with my littlest guy! He has just started climbing steps and trying to dive off them! He also lobes exploring outside and could introduce the elephant to our chickens! ;) thanks again.
    Coopersmum76@yahoo.com.au

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  19. my friend just had a baby so this little elephant will go to live with this little baby boy and have lots of fun.

    frangipanni23@hotmail.com

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  20. This elephant will take the adventure of being a friend to a 2 year old and a 4 year old, now that my mean he will at times be used as a tug-a-war rope but it will all be in the name of love :)
    mmgray@iinet.net.au

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  21. It might not be 50 Shades of Pink but it is 50 Shades of Awesome. What a talented lady.
    Love Mumabulous

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  22. Mischief! Or as my thesaurus says; Monkey business.
    brooke@impulse.net.au

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  23. This little elephant would be very much loved by my 21 month old little girl who absolutely adores animals and stuffed toys. She may even share it with her new little brother, if he is lucky.
    It would be very much loved at bedtime and all through the day as it would embark on many an adventure, including rhyme time.

    melissapompe@gmail.com

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