Thursday, November 20, 2008

Swagilicious: TEDDE giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Elizabeth Stark. Yay! Elizabeth, I will be contacting you!

Let's give the Mormons and exploding pythons a day of reprieve, shall we?
Oh, wait! That's what you're here for? You're a Mormon who wants to give me what-for over my last post, or a gay person who wants to give me some props for my pro-homo work? By all means, go here. the rest of us, however, shall go to a nice weekend giveaway because it's a recession, and free stuff is good stuff, especially when it's good stuff. And hell, we could all use something cuddly right now.

On the subject of cuddly, I've got a teddy for you. I mean, a Tedde. Because the teddy I am talking about comes from Tedde, and these people make alterna-teddies for the modern child. As many of you know, I don't like PRs approaching me with stuff that makes no sense to me or is something my readers wouldn't like, or has anything to do with educational toys. But I do like it when people offer me something I can actually use, or when they offer me something adorable made by human hands.

Now, people, just so you know: I do not require my giveaway sponsors to send me samples of their swag, especially if it is handmade. If it is lovely-looking on the web that tends to suffice for me when it comes to the free stuff. But when these delightful vendors simply INSIST on sending me something, I cannot say I turn away Eric, the mailman, with his package, wondering who Crabmommy is and what the hell I do at my casa.

So I did not decline the sample Tedde that came in the mail for Crabtot. And I want you to know that said sample: he was big and he was ugly and Crabtot adored him instantly and transported him off to a new home she made for him out of a wine box. Ugly in a good way. Because Teddes are sort of the Ugly Doll version of teddies. They are irresistibly not-perfect, with a certain squashy homeliness that can only come from being lovingly handmade. Check out the site, here.

And today, for one lucky reader, we offer a free Tedde, this guy:.Is he not frumpily scrumpacious? Teddes are hand-crafted, sometimes hand-painted, and employ super-sweet techniques like embroidery, hand-stitching, knitting, crocheting and felting … no one Tedde is completely identical to another. Sure, you can get a bear stuffed by a machine, fresh off an assembly line, along with a bunch of others that look exactly like it. Teddes, on the other hand, are intentionally created with individual expressions and personality differences.

So put your name in the comments and Crabkid will randomly select a Tedde winner by Monday 10pm PST. Also, please visit our gracious sponsor and think of these hard-working human hands when it comes to selecting your one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. These craftastic peeps are my idea of recession-fabulous, supporting themselves with their nifty stitching talents. O, come let us adore them! I already do. And might I add that there is also a more conventional-but-still-original ted on their site that will please those of you needing something slightly less wacked out for your tot.

So, the giveaway: No need to be fancy in your comments. Just say that you want in on the Tedde and your name is in the hat. No anonymous comments please (or if you choose to sign is as anonymous, pls leave an email contact).

p.s. please stop by the bloglet for "Crocking Out", an encore of my crock pot love confession. Also next week I will be telling you about the craziest turducken in the global history of turducken, and I will be following that up with an astonishing surprise for all readers of this blog: two words: 80s, photo).

36 comments:

Kari said...

Just checked out their site-gotta have one! My daughter would love dragging one of them around.

Samantha said...

my little girl would love that!

Megan said...

That is the cutest Tedde ever. How funny love it. Thanks for the chance to win.
megan
megpyper@gmail.com

Cryssi L said...

My niece would love one! And I would love it to be free!

mommyknows said...

He looks rather grumpy, crabby in fact (no wonder CT likes him, he reminds her of mummy). He'd suit my three year old perfectly.

MommyKnows

DoulaMomma said...

Put my name in the hat (& crumple it up so that it jumps out at Crabkid when picking the winnder!)...DoulaBoy3 is enthusiastic about the possible win!

Wynnster said...

I need the Tedde, for the grumptastic nephew's first christmas present

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

Tedde is so sweet!

Ashley said...

Wow I can think of a niece or two who would love one of those teddes. Or I could give it to my MIL who collects them. One of these handmade bears would be the best one she's gotten in ages!

morganwa2002@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

Adorable!! Please and thank you?

Alexis said...

So, so, so cute! The perfect antidote to all that syrupy crap they throw at you during the holidays.

Mary Anna said...

I think I deserve a double entry for wanting this for my BOYS! Everyone keeps gushing about how their daughters and nieces would love this. Tedde may break my 3-year-old from sleeping with this tiny Jack o'Lantern teddy bear he won at a festival last year, whom he's named Bob. And, Thing 2 so desparately needs something to call his own.

Page Posse said...

As long as an alligator doesn't bust out of the fluffy bear. I'll bet my kid would love it! wait maybe that would make it even better! thanks for the give away!

THE WHITTINGTONS said...

an imperfect tedde for my imperfect baby...

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

The Tedde that appears by clicking on the store button is hilarious. I love his hearty nipples. Not enough bears have nipples these days. Must not be PC.

tonypark said...

Eish, that thing looks like something backed over it.

Warthog-ugly (disgusting, but oddly appealing).

Anonymous said...

I'm in!
Nicole
ncondict@sealriteinc.com

Stefanie said...

I'm in love! I'm putting my hat in for the anerable Tedde!

kiwibttrflyty said...

This is very cool swag

WP said...

I want a tedde!

atomicforliving said...

Adorable! Want!

Bee McGhee said...

Read about this on offsprung--would be perfect for my baby on the way! due in 2 weeks!

Julie said...

Aw, so cute.... and I concur in the love for the Ugly Dolls. My very own SweetBabyGirl named her fanged, three-eyed Ugly Doll Cindy. I'm pretty sure she'd love a Tedde.

Carey said...

It's like an Ugly Doll and a Teddy Bear hooked up & had a kid... I am sure my trio would like to fight over it!!
-- Carey

Elizabeth Stark said...

Not sure what my little guys would make of Tedde, though they love Sweet Pea, who has no legs at all. We pretend to change Sweet Pea's diapers and it's always a little disturbing, the no-leg thing. Anyway, one of my great, enormous failings as a feminist mom is that my boys do not have a single doll. We plan to remedy that, since they adore dolls and since we want to be grandparents before we die and are already rather elderly parents, so anyway, yes to a doll but meanwhile, how about a Tedde? We're in the hat.

cathy said...

I want. Simple as that.

edubya said...

My daughter would love him. And I love his expression!

lorepuckett said...

ooh, tedde is ugly kute! thanks for the opportunity! :)

Ellen W said...

I would save this for the new baby coming in the spring...

Joanne66 said...

Since this is a random draw I am saved from having to come up with some witty or profound comment. I hope I win!

Cheryl said...

Now that's a nice looking uniform! And I *want* that TEDDE. Pretty please?

Little-Bit said...

What a cute little guy! I have a couple girls that would love it, but I might keep it for myself!

girlsmom said...

Oooh, I hope I am not too late! What a lovely little tedde!

Jessica Wilson said...

I want one!

crabmommy said...

And the winner is...Elizabeth Stark! Whoo hoo! Elizabeth, I will be contacting you...

mommyknows said...

GRRR, I've never like that Elizabeth Stark and now, she has my Tedde.