Friday, December 17, 2010

Fan Appreciation Winner

With only 25 entries…the chances were pretty good!  Thanks to everyone who took the time to come over and enter…and a big thanks to those of you that promoted the give-away!!!  I wish I could pick 25 winners…but of course I can’t.  Using we have a winner!  Congrats to Katey Crooks…I will be making a custom scarf for you!Give-Away Dec_edited-1Lucky Number 21!  Keep watching the Menagerie…there are new plans for the new year…and more give-aways to come!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fan Appreciation Game

We reached 500!  Woot!  I put it out there for all the fans to help me decide what to give away!! Sadly, only 9 of 500 gave their input…fortunately their opinions count!!!  It was pretty dead even between wanting an adult item or a baby/child item.  So here is how this will work…

I am going to give the winner [who will be chosen by] their choice. 

Adult Item: a beautiful, soft scarf…my choice!

Baby/Child Item:  girl – hat with flower OR boy – solid color [ your choice] hat.

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I am begging Santa to help me get this out before Christmas.  But please understand that this is a busy time of year as I fulfill current orders…and it is possible that I will need to have some more time.  I will be making the winning item once the winner is announced.

Here’s how to enter:

1. You get 1 entry for leaving a comment on this blog post.  Leave your name, email address, and which item you are hoping to receive.

2. You get a 2nd entry for posting about this give-away on FB…in other words, you get an additional entry for sending people over to The Menagerie by Lindsay fan page on FB.  Make sure they say who sent them when they come over.  When I see the referral, I will add your name to the comments…you don’t have to come back and do anything else.

3. You get a 3rd entry by blogging about it…in other words, you get this additional entry for sending people over to The Menagerie by Lindsay blog.  Remind them the follow.  All you need to do is post the link to your post in the comments!

Deadline to enter is December 17 by 5PM EST…all comments after 5PM will not count.  I will announce the winner right here sometime before 10PM EST!!!  Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I am stippling!  The first attempt was not pretty and I had to rip out all the stitches…took forever.  The DH even helped after he noticed that I was still working on ripping stitches after more than an hour!!!  But attempt #2 went a lot better.  Not perfect…but certainly acceptable!!!  I am stippling ladies and gentlemen…I am stippling.  Not bad for someone who turned on a sewing machine for the first time back in late May.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Turkey Day Outfit for the Princess

A little late…I scrambled to get this outfit finished for the princess in time for Thanksgiving.  I had been so busy with  custom orders that her outfit kept getting put off!  I finished it just in time to pack!

Turkey-Day-OutfitThe skirt is completely patch worked on the front side…and reversible.  The reversible side is one print…here is a photo that shows the reversible side [excuse the awful photo….white balance is off & I just did not feel like fixing it!]. Turkey-Day-Outfit-2bAnd here she is wearing it in the backyard at my parent’s house on Thanksgiving Day!IMG_0301IMG_0305

More Hats

So many hats…not enough time.  And I still have so many design ideas that I don’t even have time to make right now.  But here are a few from the last few weeks.
Caribbean-Lemonade I call this one Caribbean LemonadeWool-stripes-with-shell-ansWool-stripes-with-shell-and  I love this one!  The princess loves it too and wants me to make her one!  This one sold fast…in my hands less than 2 days!Josie-1This was a 24 hour custom order for a local photographer!  I love how it turned out.  Look at this amazing photo she captured using it!!!  Josie 3 Nature-3
This is probably my recent favorite.  I created this one for a design challenge…theme was Nature!  I call it “Pocket Full of Daisies.”