March 5, 2011

100th Follower GIVEAWAY...and the Hunt for Mr. Big! (CLOSED)

I took my son into town to get a haircut this morning. I thought I saw something in the bushes as I passed by but didn't have the time to stop and look. I wondered if it was Mr. Big.
Is that some ears?
We got back home and, as I turned to go inside, I caught a glimpse of some ears peeking out from the azaleas. I ran inside to get my camera pretty sure that it was the elusive Mr. Big!

Looks like feet to me! I think we're on the right track!
The kids came out with me to help me find him. Since they'd spotted some ears and feet, too, I knew it wasn't just my imagination.
DEFINITELY something in those bushes!
Well, THERE you are, Mr. Big!! Nice of you to come out and introduce yourself!

Mr. Big with one of the twins. The other one was having problems with the 'bees'!

This bunny design comes from the talented Susan Jill Hall and her book, 'The Bunny Brigade'.
Always a favorite around Easter time!
He is 3 feet tall and is simply painted with acrylic paints. He has been doweled and stapled onto his base for sturdy support. The base measures approx. 9 1/4" x 14". He is holding a trio of carrots with homespun tied between each one. He has a polka dotted ribbon bow at his neck and a bumblebee has found a nice place to sit upon his ear. Oh, and I forgot to show you his little tail when he turns around!

Would you like to have this guy?
He's yours if you sign up and your lucky number is chosen!

1. Be a follower or become one.
2. Leave me a comment on this post.
3. Blog about this Giveaway on your blog or FB. You know, spread the word!
4. Here's one last chance. If you have experience in the shipping world with large items, leave me some 'tid bits' of useful info and I'll count you 4 times, total.
Let me know all of this in one comment if you can, please.
That's it!
I'll leave this Giveaway up until next Saturday, March 12 and will tell you that morning who the lucky winner is!
(Only for those in the U.S. Not that I'm biased or anything but the shipping would be ASTRONOMICAL!)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Vicky :0)


Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
I am a follower.
I love this rabbit and love Susan Jill Hall's work. Your son is soooo cute too!
I will post this on my side bar.
I am not so sure about shipping big things-Parcel post on USPS or what about UPS? I would love to here how you send this-in a blog post of course.
Thanks for the chance to win and Congratulations on 100+ followers!


Hi, please sign me up for your great give-away. HE is so cute. I am a follower and will post on my sidebar. Thank you.

Cedar Creek Primitives said...

Hi Vicky I would love to be entered in your giveaway for Mr Big!
I am a follower
I will post to my sidebar
Sorry I have no clue about shipping large items, I wish I could help!

dee begg said...


Oh he's too cute and so is the twin who wasn't having bee issues! I am a follower. I will do a blog post for you in the morning and will post on my sidebar too.

As for shipping large items I would say UPS. I use to ship step stools in a large box and would use UPS a lot as it was cheaper for the weight and the distance. Pack it really well with bubble and cushioning in the box so that it can't shift and the box can't get crushed.

Good luck shipping this guy to the lucky winner.


Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

I'm a follower and would love to win Mr. Big!!!!!
Will post on my blog. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway!!!


La-Dee-da crafter said...

Congrats on 100! I also reached 100 this week and I was so excited. I am a follower and one on FB. I will blog about this cutie!!!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

And I shared it on my FB page. Yay!

Green Eyed Girl said...


I'm a follower...

Mr. Big is ADORABLE!...

I added this giveaway to my blog...

Thanks for such a fun giveaway! Vicki

Hodson Family said...

I blog stalk you, I mean follow you. I would love to win! I did participate in an ornament exchange around christmas time and one of my partners lived in japan. It didn't cost anything extra to ship internationally, just a little fyi.

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Vicky,
I love how you introduced this giveaway and Mr. Big is so cute! Please enter me in the pot to win this cutie!
I am a follower and I have added this giveaway to my blog sidebar.
Thank you for the sweet offering.
Prim Blessings,

Tam said...

Almost miss this drawing, I am a new follower and will post on sidebar (finally learned how) good luck shipping him1

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Hi Vicky! I have to say what a CUTE big bunny he is! This is my first visit to your blog, and I am now a follower. Thank you for such a generous giveaway, I would love to be included. :)

I love those pretty pink flowers in your pictures. I am itching for spring to get to where I live!

Happy Sunday!

Blessings, Jessica

Debbie said...

Oh Vicky! He is so darn cute! I am a follower and have posted on my blog. Wish I had some hints to give you to shipping. I am still learning too!


Kristi Flanagan said...

Vicky, I have to tell you that your comment about "Little Miss Sticky Fingers" cracks me up!!! Yep, trying to put watermarks on my new images but I don't know how other than free programs over the web which take forever! Ugh!

Anyway, love your bunny and love you girl!



Anonymous said...

My first visit to your blog and love it! Found my way through
I am following on FB. Mr. Big sure is a handsome fellow. Would love to have him in my garden.
Good Luck to everyone!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Mr. Big is AWESOME! I would be so HAPPY to have him come live with me and so would my grand kids.

I'm a follower.
Will post on my blog's sidebar ( The Krazy Kraft Lady)
Hubby ships big things and says UPS is the way to go. ( He is a retired letter carrier, lol)

Shaylah said...

pick me! I'm a follower!

Trish-Ladybug said...

Now !!! Mr Big just adorable Oh how he be so
happy living with me... :-)
Will post on my blog...and Yes I'm a follower
Your Twin is so cute...
Spring Blessings
Trish -Ladybug


Mr Big is so awesome, andI would love to give him a home. He is just so cute. I am a new follower, and I will post this on my sidebar. Thanks.

lilraggedyangie said...

Wow such talent. A great blog . I am new to blogging and am now following your blog , looking forward to seeing more of your work! Have a great week
lil raggedy angie

Ps I am posting to side bar to share your talent

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower who wants to adopt Mr.Big, you could also through your son in too, he's adorable. Thanks for the giveaway, have a great week. P.S. Love the shamrocks that are falling down the screen:)

Debbie Geiger said...

Hi Vicki he is adorable please enter me and I will post him on my sidebar. Thanks for having a such a wonderful give away.

Fran said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Fran

Carolyn said...

How cute is he??? Just adorable and I think I heard him say he wanted to come live with me. Yep, I heard him.! Send me that precious little man standing beside him, too. Mine is grown and gone, and I miss having a little man around. I'm a new follower and I'm headed over to my blog now to post about your giveaway. I wish I had some ideas for you about mailing big items, but I just can't think of anything. Sowwwy! Thank you for the chance for a wonderful giveaway. I can't wait to go back and read previous posts on your blog. :)

TheRustyThimble said...

Well Vicky I am getting in late but late is better then never, I will share on my sidebar as well and yes I follow you. I love love MR BIG

shipping, large is the issue I think more then weight!! they say the larger the package that ups is better then usps.


Lyndsey said...

Holy smokes.. this little guy is popular!! Everyone wants to win him.. and I can see why!! He is ADORABLE!!!

Pamela said...

Hey Vicky,
I am a follower and on facebook...
Your guy is so cute and the bunny too!
Happy Spring...

Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

Just love Mr. Big being discovered in your flowerbeds! He's a cutie (and so is your little guy). I'm a new follower..we're now OFG sisters!And, I'll post Mr. Big's mugshot on my blog :)
Come follow mine if you get a chance..I'd love to have 'ya

Rita Matherly said...

Hi there, Just love your blog. I am a new to blogging, but really getting into it...Love Mr. Big. Please enter me in your contest.
Rita Jo