Sleepytime Bear Nightgown GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

September 6, 2008

wandering waifWhen I was a little girl my mother earned extra money selling her woodcarvings. As a result I was given many Christmas and birthday gifts of wooden swans, hearts and Santa Clauses but mostly....bears. She became quite good and I still have many to this day. This nightgown was inspired by her 'Sleepybears' collection (at bottom). I believe she got the idea from the Celestial Seasonings 'Sleepytime' Herbal Tea box. My how she loves that herbal tea.

I used a bleached white muslin material for the gown and quadrupled the length of the bottom fabric which created a very billowy look. But my favorite part of this gown was the crochet trim I found at my local fabric store. I thought it went well with the look of the nightgown. I was going for a turn-of-the-century, Little-House-on-the-Prarie feel. To top it off, I made the red crochet nightcap to go with the gown.

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Lily looks like she's ready to curl up in Grandma's lap for a bedtime story.

I would say this would fit a 3T-4T.

Last day for posts is Thursday 9/11/08. Winner will be announced Saturday morning!

If the winning entry also leaves a comment I will throw in the handmade crochet nightcap worn by Lily in the photos.

I included a photo of one of the aforementioned gifts my mother made for me when I was little. It will be nice to be able to pass them on to Lily when she is much older.....preferably the ones that *don't* have my name engraved into them.

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96 {comments}:

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips

I've always loved those tea boxes...this is a beautiful idea. Just darling as usual!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

What a precious nightgown! A little girl can only having good dreams wearing this beautiful garment :)

Patrizzia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my... This is just perfection. It just looks so beautifully sweet. Great job!

Our Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Your things are BEAUTIFUL. I just 'discovered' you and this is my first time to 'play'. I'm amazed by the wooden bears!

Chelsea & Nate said... Best Blogger Tips

You have a gift!! seriously! I just 'discovered' you as well...I'm expecting my first baby and have a month until I find out what it is, praying for a girl!! :) Your girls are absolutely darling!

Doty Family said... Best Blogger Tips

In my family we have always had a tradition of opening one present on Christmas Eve and it's pajama's. I want to give this to my Piper for Christmas Eve. BEAUTIFUL!! I will be crossing my fingers! Thank you.

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for inspiring me...every, single week.

queenoftheclick said... Best Blogger Tips

That nightgown is absolutely beautiful. The little cap is precious too.

Those bears are adorable!

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Again, the pictures are lovely! Blogged!

bunnybx at gmail . com

heather h said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous! And your sweet model--she holds still for photos! What a treat. I only have blurry shots of my daughter. I think she likes it best when running. Your mom's handcrafted bears are treasures!

Personal Buyer said... Best Blogger Tips

How do you manage sewing & taking care of two kids & a husband & a house?
amazing.. teach me how to manage the time..
thanks..ur blog is so inspiring!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Your sewing amazes and inspires me. I really need to get back in the saddle and start sewing agian.

Joei said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute nightgown! Your daughter looks adorable wearing it. You talent is amazing and now seeing your mom's talent shows us right where you got it from. Too cute!!

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful nightgown....My granddaughter would be so cute in this....

I linked to your giveaway on my blog.

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love this nightgown. It is so sweet and my little Lucy would look precious in it, too. It's the perfect size. I wish I could get one for my son too. I hope I win it!

Dover Fam said... Best Blogger Tips

You never cease to amaze me by your talent. This would be perfect for Christmas Eve for my daughter, Mia. Much better than the Walmart pjs they usually get! I will cross my fingers harder this time, maybe it will work.

green girl said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty. It reminds me of my mom. And the red cap is adorable. I can just picture my daughter wearing this by the Christmas tree. :)

judy said... Best Blogger Tips

A beautiful gown for sure and you know, it would fit my little grand daughter perfectly! The carved bears are awesome!

The Blaisdell Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute girly night gown!! It's beautiful!!

Blake & Ally said... Best Blogger Tips

My baby needs PJ's and this is perfect for the hot summer and fall nights we have! Not to mention SO CUTE!

Natalie Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your creations! I decided to make a permanant spot on my sidebar annoucing your latest giveaway. I hope that counts! Let me know if not.

Thanks!

Les said... Best Blogger Tips

i just found your site today and will definitely check back often!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

So precious! I love it.

Maranda said... Best Blogger Tips

That stuff is precious! I love the nightgown!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I am stunned! You are so talented (and so is your mom). Lily looks adorable in her nightgown and cap. Beautiful! :)

Stacy and Justin said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

Artfulife said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely Darling. I'll link to it as always.

Calise said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! As always, you are linked :)

My3Monkeys said... Best Blogger Tips

We are all linked it! I just love this nighty. It would look so cute on my little Buttercup...

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips

Half-Pint would have looked perfect in it!

Lilith Silvermane said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a wonderful sleepy time night shirt for the warm winter months.

MY little ones will cherish this forever!

Margie said... Best Blogger Tips

I just linked!!! I cannot drool enough over your creations! Love them ALL!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Pick me, pick me, I think this gown is absolutely gorgeous, I have 2 children and I love at the end of the day that they are bathed, hair washed and smelling divine, and they have beautiful pyjamas on to tuck them into bed.
I feel like at the end of the day my job is done.
Love your work and since stumbling onto your site I am a very regular visitor for your inspiration and talent.

ferardandy said... Best Blogger Tips

cute night gown and cute model.

Ammica said... Best Blogger Tips

So simple and cute! Great idea.

Tovi said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute nightgown. Perfect for my little girls!

Rubyellen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! so cute as always... makes me look forward to the winter!!!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely love it!!! And what an adorable model you have!=)

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

This is just too cute for words. :)

CtephFrid said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I just say, I am amazed by you! Wow! To have such a an eye for beauty. My DH and I have scrolled through most of your postings and are stunned by the talent you have and your generosity of giving these items away!
Thank you for the inspiration!

jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

wow how cute i realy love it i would so ever much win this for my little one its realy sweet. its got that 1800 look to it and well its just to sweet and cute

Mally said... Best Blogger Tips

My sweet Nina would look perfect in this nightgown. No, really, she would. I can picture her asleep in it now.

Alissa Nicolau said... Best Blogger Tips

I am not entering your contest, I have a little boy. I just have been watching your blog for awhile now and want you to know how much I admire your work. You have such a nice skill and an ability to beautify your life and family. I wish you were a neighbor so you could give me sewing lessons! I am quite afraid of my machine. I can only sorta, kinda sew straight lines!

Heidi Zawisza said... Best Blogger Tips

SOOOOOOOO CUTE!! I want! I want!! ha!ha!

KaM said... Best Blogger Tips

This screams to me of Little House on the Prairie. One of my most loved childhood shows . . it was aired here on a sunday afternoon and I truly adored it and the lovely girls.

I would love for my little girl to be able to wear a nightgown these spring days such as this . . truly beautiful!

jamiecasiano said... Best Blogger Tips

That gown is really beautiful. It reminds of fairytales before bed.

The Boy, Sagan said... Best Blogger Tips

This site never fails to amaze me. I find myself lurking again and again. What a beautiful, sweet little nightgown. Count me in.

Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! You are very creative!

Lane.like.the.Street said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my. Your gown speaks so well to the cozy, overcast autumn day we're having over here. Rain drizzling down, mug of hot cider, and a bundt cake in the oven. Bliss!

You're linked here, too. Thank you!

TeamMcDonough said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what sweet pictures. The gown, the cap your sweet babe and the bears! Just lovely. :}

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in awe everytime you post something new!

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

So sweet! So snuggly!
Becky

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

How sweet! Reminds me of Little House on the Prairie or something! I love it!!!

Bad Bird Design said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love the fairytale look. So gorgeous.

Holly Dart said... Best Blogger Tips

Lily looks PRECIOUS in her sleepytime bear nightgown and cap. I love it.

Latu-Vaki Family said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that tea too! I love the nightgown, something I would wear myself because it looks so comfortable. But very perfect for the little ones too.

Snostreblog said... Best Blogger Tips

Fit for a princess, and the cap is so adorable. Do you have a pattern for it? And I totally agree with "personal buyer," you should do a tutorial on time management. You do so many amazing things.

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful! I would love to win such a gorgeous gown for my daughter to wear!!

Kaleena said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow that is so beautiful. You do amazing work. This is only the first post I've read, but I hope you have an etsy shop or something too I would love to buy something for my niece.

Tracy (design Lab 443) said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so very charmingI

LiEr said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable! And so nice that it was inspired by precious family heirlooms and memories. I am amazed at how faithful you are with your giveaways - biweekly! Thank you for your generosity.

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

As with all of your creations, this is absolutely darling. The crochet cap is a nice touch to this very whimsical gown.

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my you are so talented! Enjoyed your blog.

Extraordinary Housewife said... Best Blogger Tips

Darling, Darling I love the nightgown.

-lana
hondavan at cable one . net

Kate said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love this. My daughter would go crazy over it. She loves pjs.

Paul, Beth & Claire said... Best Blogger Tips

i have always wanted a nightgown like that. it's gorgeous.

Nicia said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok, I think I linked it right! This is really a beautiful nightgown.

Melodee said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Cute!!! dance2themelodee@yahoo.com

Shelly said... Best Blogger Tips

So precious that night gown! I don't think there's ever been something that you've created that I havent liked. You are so talented! I'll bet that talent comes from your mother. Her carving is beautiful.

Bridge said... Best Blogger Tips

OH my how beautiful! I can see my little Claire Bear in it now.
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Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so fabulous!! I have two little girls and I can just picture them in this adorable outfit! I especially love the cap!I love reading your blog--it's one of the best parts of my day!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I always LOVE your pictures (each one is absolutely beautiful), but do you think you could change your display settings to fewer posts per page, so I don't have to wait quite so long for everything to load? Thanks.

RobinBirdsNest said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! Thanks for the chance!!
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smithsaga said... Best Blogger Tips

The cutest thing I have ever seen! Love it!

Lorie said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful as always!! What I would give for a pinch of your talent!

Joanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely stunning! So sweet...And Audrey would look so cute in it! I updated the permanent link to you in my sidebar...

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this. Just beautiful. I would just die to see my three year old daughter in this little night gown. How sweet of you to give it away. I will definitely post about your creations on my blog, www.craftpad.com. Thanks!

Robyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Oohhh . . . love the vintage feel. Scrumptious. My little Elliette would look almost as cute as your little one does in it. :>

Diana said... Best Blogger Tips

How cozy... And I have a little girl who would love it!

CJAlabama said... Best Blogger Tips

You are super awesome! Your photography is great too. Love your blog!!!!!

Meadowlark Days said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful nightgown! I've linked to your post as well.

zana said... Best Blogger Tips

Just precious ~ as always! Please count me in for this giveaway!

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your blog! You are so talented! The nightgown is beautiful!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

How adorable!!! Love the bears too!

THE O'NEILL FAMILY said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute nightgown! And love the pictures you took to show it. Looks so cozy next to the fireplace!

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

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Sunny said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Little House on the Prairie! Lovely and quaint.

mannequin said... Best Blogger Tips

Here I go again but this is it. This is really it. This one is my absolute favorite. This is the ta die for's of all ta die for's.

Kate Lewis said... Best Blogger Tips

She looks like a little angel.

Mama Manak said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow you are very talented!!! The nightie is beautiful!

Traci said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my....you made that? How talented you must be.....I can sew a straight line and that is about it. Have a beautiful day!

Kara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful nightgown!

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. That is gorgeous!

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the sweetest little nightgown! It looks like Christmas past. It is so precious!! I want one!!

Wonderful job Kathleen!
Sherry

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this period nightgown. It reminds me of "sugar and spice and everything nice". I would be thrilled to have this for my daughter, Kate.

 
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