Thursday, November 19, 2009

sew squeaky! Giveaway too!


Christmas is such a fun time of year. I love how excited my children get over their Christmas wish lists. Of course, like any good crafty mama, I have to add to their presents with handmade items. Two years ago I spent a lot of time sewing outfits for an American Girl doll. Then came the accessories like her pillow and bedding. Last year I was busy crocheting baby doll booties and hats so all the little babies dolls would match their little mama.

This year, it's all about the Zhu Zhu pets. What do you make a hamster? Well, my little one takes hers everywhere and insists on sleeping with it too. So, I decided to make this cute guy his very own "sleeping bag". Here's how I did it in case you want to make one for your squeaky little pet.

I cut some scrap fabric into 5 inches by 10 inches. I chose a soft fuzzy fabric for the inside and a cute cotton print for the outside.


Lay the fabric right sides together and sew all the way around. Leave a 2 inch opening where you do not sew so you can turn the fabric.

Next, I trimmed my corners and turned the fabric right side out. I used a chopstick to push out the corners.



Then I sewed the side with the 2 inch opening down so the opening is now shut.



Last I fold the fabric in half with the inside lining fabric on the outside and sewed two of the sides together leaving a little opening. I turned my little pouch inside out.


Done! One cute little sleeping bag for our little "Baby Chicken" (I can't seem to convince her it is really a hamster-not a chicken. That's okay though. She loves it all the same).


So, now you're thinking, "Great, I've got the cute sleeping bag, but what do I put in it?" Well, never fear! Your little birdies are going to come through for you. We have a brand new in box white Zhu Zhu pet dying to be adopted. He's looking for a home within the continental United States.
Here's how you can enter this giveaway. You can enter up to three times. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Become a follower and then leave us a comment telling us you are
3. Become a fan on our new facebook page here, then come back and tell us you are a fan.

We will pick a winner one week from today!

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332 Responses to “sew squeaky! Giveaway too!”

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Sharlene said...

I follow your blog and love it!

Sharlene said...

I now am a fan of your facebook page

Philip, Melissa, & Summer said...

I think that is a cute idea. My daughter would love it.

Philip, Melissa, & Summer said...

I follow your blog.

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Staci J said...

Love your awesome ideas! My 4 yr-old would love this!

Staci J said...

I am a follower

Staci J said...

I follow you on facebook!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Very cute! my 8 year old daughter would love it!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I'm already a follower!

Joanne said...

Awwwww what a cute little Zhu Zhu and sleeping bag. I know someone who wants one really bad.

Melissa said...

I think I could handle a pet Zhu Zhu! They're pretty cute!

Melissa said...

I am a follower!

Monica said...

This is just what my little girl wants for Christmas

Terri said...

Oh OH OH!! My daughter has been asking for one of these...Do you know how hard they are to get? lol

Terri said...

I also became a follower!

Sue Cahill said...

My youngest granddaughter would really love one of these, I have not been able to find one for her.

The sleeping bag is just too cute!

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at at yahoo dot com)

Sue Cahill said...

I am happily a follower.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at at yahoo dot com)

Shady Bradys said...

Very cute. So talented! Thanks for sharing. :) islandgirlhere at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

I love these! My daughter wants the Zhu Zhu's but a friend's daughter SERIOUSLY wants them and she can't find them.

I am your fan on FB

I am now following you

ALL 3 entries for a friend!

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

So...am I living under a rock or something, because I have no idea what one of these little critters is?! Maybe the Zhu Zhu phenomenon hasn't hit TX yet, idk? But they are cute and I'm sure my little miss would love one!

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

And I'm a follower :)

Carlie said...

How sweet! I have five granddaughters that would love one of these. Thanks for showing us how.Please enter my name for your giveaway and I am a follower.

Janine Fredline said...

I told my dear friend the other day how my little ones are just dying for a zhu zhu pet (they are 6, 5, 3, and 1yrs)...of course she is a follower of your blog and sent me the link! I must say the zhus zhus are super cute and your sleeping bag is darling! Thanks to my friend im one step closer to a zhu zhu...or should i say santa is :)

Janine Fredline said...

i am now a follower of your very cute cute blog!! yeah!!!

Janine Fredline said...

yeah!i am now a fan on your facebook page! (im just getting into facebook so i hope i did it right) and ty for your giveaway...someone out there is going to be a very happy lil boy/girl on christmas day!

Anonymous said...

I am new to your website. I love your ideas and simple to follow pictures.
Thanks
Teresa

Mandy said...

I'm a follower!

Mandy said...

My niece loves these little hamsters! How great it would be for her cousin to have one, too!

Mandy said...

I'm a Facebook fan now, too! Thanks!

Mikaela said...

Such a cute idea! My son keeps asking if he can ask Santa for one of these. He'd be thrilled.

Mikaela said...

I'm a follower- love your blog!

Heather said...

I have been going to stores daily to get these for my girls. I'm short 1. LOL So thank you so much for the chance!!!

BoufMom9 said...

Oh boy! My son keith JUST told me he wants one (nothing like waiting until they are so hard to find. UGH)
I'd LOVE this! :)

Heather said...

Facebook Fan - Heather Manning

BoufMom9 said...

I am a follower :)
(thought I was already, but wasn't, so i am now.)

BoufMom9 said...

Also following you on Facebook now!

ps You have the cutest ideas!

Heather said...

And I'm following on Google - http://digiscrapping.net/blog

Molly said...

I've been trying to resist the siren song of the zhu zhu!! Now you have to up the volume by posting cute little crafty accessories for it! I am doomed!!! If I don't win this I will be haunting the discount stores like so many other desperate holiday gift crazed mommies... You are evil!!!!

Entertain Exchange said...

My son would just love this! How lucky you were able to get one.
Susan
entertainexchange.blogspot.com

MsMaryContrary said...

I'm a FB fan! Gimme gimme that Hamster!

Nicole said...

Wow, would love to win this Zhu Zhu Pet!
Nicole
P.S. I'm a follower of your blog. Love it!

Nicole said...

Just became a fan of your facebook page. Didn't even know you had one!
Nicole

Sarah said...

Cute little guy! My daughter would love it.

Sarah said...

I follow.

Olivia said...

Super giveaway! My daughter would love to adopt that cute hamster!!

Anne said...

zhu zhu pets are adorable! my kids would love this!
anne molino at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

blog follower

Anne said...

FB fan!

gina said...

Oh wowzer! Here's hoping I win this for my granddaughter! Your little bed tute is great!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com

gina said...

I follow your blog!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com

gina said...

I just became your facebook fan!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com

J. Paige said...

I bet that would make my little girl very happy- thanks for all of your great ideas!

StuckinGeorgia said...

Would love to win a zhu zhu for my children.

Shari said...

My daughter only has one item on her list - Zhu Zhu pets and we cannot find any locally - this would be a most wonderful surprise! Thank you!

Shari said...

I became a fan on facebook!

Trina said...

Yet another great tutorial and great giveaway! Thank you.

Wren said...

I've never heard of them, but husband tells me they are the Toy of the Decade. I'm usually the one who knows these things. ;-)

I have granddaughter's who would love these--including the sleeping bag! ;-)

Thank you for introducing me to them, and helping me keep my "Cool Grandma" status. ;-)

Wren said...

I thought I was already a follower, but I guess I'm confused. Wonder how that happened. Anyway, I've corrected the situation and become a follower.

Annette D said...

They are so cute! I'd love to win one to give my friends son.
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Annette D said...

I follow
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Marianne said...

That is waaay too cute! I want it! Thanks for the chance.

Marianne said...

Just became a follower!

Bonnie R said...

What a cute idea! I'm a blog follower. Thanks!

Haylee said...

Oooh! Pick me! Pick me! These look so fun. :)jnhfam@yahoo.com

Haylee said...

I am a follower (jnhfam@yahoo.com - Haylee)

Haylee said...

I am a facebook fan of yours.

courtneyb said...

the craze about these hamsters are so funny. I am a fan and a follower.

Kristine said...

My daughter would love this. She has been talking about them and they are so hard to find.

Kristine said...

I'm a follower

Ben and Taryn said...

My daughter only wants a white mouse for Christmas...umm but I don't want any live rodents in my house. Oh she would love this though. Oh I really really hope I win this one.

Ben and Taryn said...

I'm a fan on Facebook too!

ctemommy said...

That sleeping bag is really cute and my daughter would love one of theose "baby chickens" LOL

Sarah - Roots and Wings said...

Cute idea! Love the sleeping bag!!

Sarah - Roots and Wings said...

I'm a follower.

Sarah - Roots and Wings said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Billy and Heather said...

I have been trying to get my hands on one of these. I would love to win for our 5 year old daughter.

Billy and Heather said...

Just became a fan facebook..
penandpapergirl@gmail.com

Dawn said...

I am a follower! Pick me!!

Dawn said...

I am a Facebook fan! Pick me Pleeeeese!

Dawn said...

I have an 8 yr. old who wants Zhu Zhu for Christmas. I hope I win!!!

Alicia said...

I wonder if my 4 year old son would like one of these. I bet he would.

Ashley said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for posting this great idea!

Ashley said...

I am a follower!

Adrianne*Dustin*Kellen said...

That is a super cute idea.

hahainlala said...

Such a cute idea:) GUess I know what I will be doing today!

Jen said...

This is a great project, now just to fine these pets. Stores are wiped our here. I will be making one of these for my friends daughter and niece, they are getting these for Christmas. Thanks.

Jen said...

I follow your blog!

Sheila said...

The hot item for Christmas!

Sheila said...

I'm a subscriber.

Shelly said...

I think my baby girl would love to have one of these!

shelly_kaufman7@yahoo.com

Shelly said...

Also, I am a facebook fan!!

shelly_kaufman7@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a facebook fan!

Anonymous said...

Julia would love one but I have not found any so this would be GREAT!

Anonymous said...

I am a follower too!

Amy said...

My daughter wants a robot for Christmas... I hope this qualifies.

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

NeeNee said...

How sweet. My grandson would love a zhu zhu pet.

jgallo1[at]sc.rr.com

NeeNee said...

I'm a follower.

jgallo1[at]sc.rr.com

Cindy said...

That sleeping bag is adorable - nicely done! My boys would get a kick out of a zhu zhu pet, so I'm crossing my fingers!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy said...

I follow via google reader.

Cindy said...

I am now a fan on facebook!

Anonymous said...

My son wants one of these but they are no where to be found, thanks for the chance to win!
mpulley@chatmosscable.com

Anonymous said...

OK now i am a follower!
mpulley@chatmosscable.com

Lilsoapboxx said...

I've been hunting one of these for months for my daughter!!

Love your blog!

Lilsoapboxx said...

I'm now a Facebook fan!

Cheryl said...

Probably no way I am going to win this with as many entries as there is, but my daughter is begging me to win her one, so here's to luck.

Sally said...

Too cute. My daughter would love this. She loves little things.

Sally said...

I am a Facebook follower!

Michelle said...

Ooh, these things are on top of my kids' wish lists! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

I'm a follower!

Michelle said...

Facebook fan, too!

Deb said...

I have three little girls who would just adore a little hamster, er, chicken.

Christa said...

I had no idea what this was, I just read about it today! My daughter would love this!

Christa said...

You've been in my reader forever, I never noticed that I wasn't officially "following" you, so now I am!

Christa said...

I'm a facebook fan now too!
christabrower@msn.com

Tiffany said...

Your Girls are the BOMB! I've loved your blog since I stumbled upon it I don't even know how long ago!! I tell EVERYONE I know about you!! I can't wait to make this cute little sleeping bag..
I'm a Follower, Fan and FB Fan!! I love you guys!!
Happy Holidays!

Tiffany said...

Wait did I mention you guys Rock!!!

Tiffany said...

Yeah, I think I did.. You guys are Bombastic!!

maxfate said...

Thanks, we have several special toys that could use a sleeping bag,and they won't be too hard for me to accomplish! Thanks for the chance to win a 'Baby Chicken"(that's so adorable) too!

supe61@hotmail.com

maxfate said...

I follow you on Facebook. Thanks!

maxfate said...

I follow your blog.Looking forward to it!

supe61@hotmail.com

Rogers said...

I just found your blog, and I hope it's not too late to enter the giveaway!! I would LOVE to win one of these!!

Rogers said...

I just became a follower

Rogers said...

and I just became a fan on your facebook page!!

zachsgran said...

I'd love to win this for my grandson
zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com

zachsgran said...

follower
zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

First time to your site! very cute will be back to check in:)angelapaigem@hotmail.com

tmc480 said...

this is so cute, my daughter would love it
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Anonymous said...

My LO would love one of these. He really wants a pet but has horrible allergies so we cant get anything furry, and real.
coconutsx21@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

This would make up for the time I let my daughter's hamster escape while she was out-of-town!

Laurie said...

I am a blog follower

JenniferB said...

I think they are both so cute

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