Monday, September 15, 2008

club little house announcement...and a giveaway!


Hello, sweet friends! Don't you just love all the wonderful things Saucy and Loopy have cooked up? I really can't get enough of the fabulous miniature ironing boards and I'm so glad she made a few to share with you. (that's not a giant penny, in case you were wondering!)

Saucy first made these ironing boards (with the help of her genius father) for Club Little House and it was such a hit. Nearly every member emailed me privately with a wink saying they'd really appreciate it if I could please put one in their package. Since there were just 12 (and 48 members), there were more than a few disappointed folks.

Speaking of Club Little House, what do you say we have another round? Are you up for it?

There are a couple of changes. One of which is the fee for membership...it'll go up to $25. It's quite a leap, I know, but I hope it won't be a deterrent. There will be two groups of 12 this go-around. The first 11 slots will be open to everyone...beginning 12:00 noon EST, Friday September 26. The other 12 openings will be juried. If you are interested, send your proposal for your littles idea to me via email, along with photos or illustrations or plans. What I'm looking for is not just a fabulous idea but clear evidence that you've thought it through and are excited about it. Juried members are also expected to pay the membership fee of $25.

Never heard of Club Little House? It's a swap idea that I dreamed up a couple of years ago. Members each make 12 dollhouse size littles (12:1 scale, meaning that each inch represents a foot in real life) and send them off to me. I divy them up into packages of 12 unique dollhouse miniatures and send them back to each member. Everyone has lots of fun along the way and your dollhouse will be forever changed. (It's not required that you have a dollhouse...these miniatures are just as fun to display on a shelf or to create your own little world in a corner somewhere.

Here are some images from past exchanges...











And now for the spooktacular giveaway!

Halloween Bag and Tag books





Miss Loopy is known far and wide for her brown bag albums. She’s been making them since forever (fifth grade). These little beauties are so wonderful and embellished, you’ll be hard pressed to stuff your collection of Halloween photos into them, but you will. There are so many little spots for journaling and tucking in treasures and candy wrappers, you’ll scream with delight! Embellished with the very best of goodies from Saucy’s stash, because that’s how Loopy rolls.



This is 4 giveaways in one! Just leave your comment below (with a nice message for Miss Loopy) and you might just be the lucky winner of one of these fabulous bags n' tags Halloween books. Drawing will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 pm.

Another giveaway announced Wednesday...just to keep you coming back.

52 comments:

Jo said...

Well, firstly, I have been stalking your blog the entire day, waiting for your announcement, so Hooray! I am definitely going to sign up for CLH! I will be putting my proposal together for the juried group as well as the general group, just in case.
Loopy's Halloween bag and tag book is so sweet, it makes me excited for the trick or treating kiddos coming knocking, and carving the pumpkin!
Hugs, Jo

Colleen said...

This Halloween bag and tag book is awesome! Whoever wins will love it!!

Anonymous said...

Miss Loopy it is soo cool that you and your mom do so much together!!! I love looking at all of your photo shoots! And I had to make youngest a pair of "travelling pants" after seeing yours.

Saucy, Amy, Loopy, I would love to own one of Loopy's very own brown bag albums! I make them also, but started much later in life!
michelleb.

Heidi Y said...

These Halloween tag books would be GREAT for my 2 girls who just started going trick-or-treating a few years ago. This is their favorite Holiday! Who wouldn't remember all the 'candy' you get just by going door-to-door!! Especially for a 3-yr old & 5 yo!!

Michelle said...

Oooh... those Halloween Bag and Tag books are awesome! Great job Miss Loopy!! I would be honored to get one! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

dubuhdudesigns said...

Those miniatures are fantastic:) I make dolls and mini masks and painted canvases to go along with them. There's no way I'd be able to come up with a dozen within your time limit but maybe next time. Those are very talented miniature artists!
I would love to win those Loopy bags..my son cant stop talking about trick or treating and he'd have fun with these!
~Christine

michelle said...

That was almost more cuteness in one post than I can stand! Crossing my fingers!

queenbee said...

Dear Miss Loopy,
These are adorable! Thanks for offering them in a drawing. Maybe this will be my lucky day!

Jerusalem said...

Oh what fun! I will have to live vicariously through you all one more round! Hopefully in the spring I will be able to play, but this is just too busy a season for me!

LindaSonia said...

I guess there's something to be said for being 'loopy'? I love loopy. The giveaway is great, count me in. LindaSonia

Doreen P said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm screaming with delight right now! Oh Miss Loopy, I want that Halloween album so bad. My 2 year old will be trick-or-treating for the first time this year! You are so creative! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
If I joined your "club" you could call me Dizzy, because I am! Saucy, Loopy and Dizzy has a nice ring to it!
Thanks again Amy for a wonderful magazine and the inspiration journal cupcake is adorable!!
Doreen

Bonnie said...

I LOVE the Club Little House idea. So cute! And the brown bags are so adorable.

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Miss Loopy, you are so talented! Those brown bag albums are so creatively fabulous! How serendipitous that you and Miss Amy are together in another wonderful InspireCo "Inspired Ideas." Love your work, love your special creative eye :)))))~~~XXOO, Beth

Michaele said...

Okay Loopy, to quote MY daughter, "those brown bag albums are DA BOMB!"

They are so cute and inspiring- thanks for sharing and for hosting such an awesome giveaway as we're gearing up for Halloween!

Karen said...

Hi Amy

Re Club Little House sign up - 12 noon September 26 - what is your time zone?

Hi Loopy - beautiful work - looks like you had fun too!!

Lisa J. said...

Beautiful stuff going on in here!

Recycled Rita said...

I love your blog and a giveaway even makes it more fun! Please count me in! karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

Heather said...

How lucky I would be to receive one of Loopy's creations! My little girl is in 3rd grade this year, and would love to have a new project for her to do.

Nikki and Shane said...

Found your blog a few months back and have been loving all the crafting inspiration.

I just moved back to my hometown and my mom and I got a table at a local craft sale. I'm so excited! It's my very first craft sale and we're bustin' out the creativity in preparations for Nov. 29th!

Miss Loopy does *wicked* work and I'd love to be included in the giveaway. My husband and I were set up by a friend on Hallowe'en (he was dressed as a pimp and I was a 50's poodle skirted gal) so I'd have a few great shots to plug into one of those beauties.

loulou said...

what a creative and fun craft,Thanks for inspiring me Miss Amy and Loopy! count me in

sara said...

The little stuff is so darn cute! The bag albums are such a great idea.
Thanks for all you do, Amy!

Jennie W. said...

What a fun giveaway! I just stumbled upon Saucy's blog about a month ago and I have been hooked ever since. Looks like Miss Loopy inherited the creative gene!

Thanks to you, too, Amy for such an inspiring blog.

Corinne said...

I love everything Saucy does and I've loved reading about Loopy in this issue. Thanks Amy! Looking forward to the next CLH too! xo Corinne

pat sloan said...

OH MY.. all of this is too adorable for words... really... the tiny donuts are the BEST!!

And the Halloween book is just fab-u-dab-u-lus!!

hugs!

micaela6955 said...

wow, I have never seen miniatures like this before! So real, and so tiny! and the Halloween items are very nice! Looking at blogs like this I so wish I was a crafty, inspired person--so many great ideas and new things, very glad I discovered blogging a few months ago!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

LexiMae said...

I am lovin' the trickin' and treatin' scrapin' bags! Cute Cute!

meg said...

Its the most wonderful time of the year....well not quite, but the albums sure make it exciting. Would love to have some fellow canadian (right?) works of art to display my little one's first Halloween pics in. WE're going for a gypsy cowgirl look....still working on finding small enough boots though-
Anyways, would love to win, just as much as all the other wonderful ladies leaving comments!

Wish on a Whisker said...

~I REALLY want to join Club Little House!!!! ~Mandy

Bonnie said...

Loopy - what wonderful work. An inspiration. And I love the miniature ironing board and accessories - amazing!!

Janice said...

I love visiting your blog and what a fabulous giveaway. There are some very talented ladies out there!!

kristinroberts said...

oh my goodness! So many warm fuzzy feelings looking at these pictures. I am going to think about what miniature things I could whip up. And of course, I wouldn't mind winning the drawing either...we just moved and I'm not even getting junk mail yet. Would love a fun present in the mail!

Cindy said...

OHH!! Please count me in. These are tooo cute and creatative. Miss Loopy you are amazing!!!

Bev said...

WOW....what a spookily cute album..and so clever, Miss Loopy!
I am addicted to Halloween stuff...but not really scary stuff...just fun stuff. Very creative! I have 5 fabulous grands whose photos would been tooo fun in one of those albums.....Ü

Anonymous said...

I LOVE GIVEAWAYS!!! Count me in!

Esperanza

themagickbox said...

I just started reading Saucy's blog a few weeks ago and my friend and I were just "sqee-ing" over her 'little breakfast' post. Your minatures idea is adorable! :)




And Miss Loopy is so talented to be able to make those albums. Count me in in the giveaway if you don't mind sending the package via international mail. XD (I live in the Philippines.)

sassy studio said...

Hi Ya Amy! Your blog makes me laugh and cry and smile from the inside out! I really feel inspired in soo many ways through reading your blog. The new Mom in me makes me want to hold my little one snug and never let go and the artsy gal in me makes me want to create! Can't wait to see all you do....LOVE Saucy and Loopy's gallery of talent...wow!

jess said...

Count me in for the giveaway, those are awesome! I'm conitnually blown away at the amazing things people do! I loved doing CLH a couple years ago, I'll have to start brainstorming ideas for the upcoming event. Thanks for putting it together!

Cheryl B said...

Dear Miss Loopy,
I would LOVE to win one of your Spooktacular brown bag albums.
Sincerely,
Cheryl

Marina from Denmark said...

Living in Denmark were Halloween is a very recent tradition, I will be hosting my fist spooky party for the kids and their friends this year. I am going to mix up the American traditions a little as we do trick and treat for another ancient (around 300 years) tradition in February and I do not want to belittle that. However Halloween seems so much fun and I would LOVE to have this beautiful little album for the memories of our very first Halloween. Thank you for a great blog and a beautiful magazine (my favorite).

Hugs from Marina

malinE23 said...

What a cute Halloween Album!! So creative, makes me very excited for fall!!!!

Arlene said...

Oh Miss Loopy...even your name is clever. Love your products..would love to win.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Dearest Miss Loopy,

My heart is doing loop de loops of love for your paper bag album.
I am crossing my heart and saying a prayer.

I also love the miniatures but alas am back in school. I will just visually enjoy what others make.

Melissa said...

What is it about little things that bring instant smiles? I just adore the little things you posted on your blog- what a wonderful site you have! I am so happy to have found you! Side Note: Saucy & Loopy - what an awesome name for a little biz- I couldnt wait to check her out just from the name!

Michelle Rout said...

The books that Miss Loopy made are beautiful...and just thinking that I *might* be able to get into CLH is sooo exciting!

Teri said...

I just love the Halloween albums and all of the other miniatures too. You guys are so creative and full of fun.

Susan said...

Dear Miss Loopy:

I love your very creative and fun Halloween albums. I can see my Halloween cakes and sweets gracing the pages of your very sweet albums. I really would look great in my kitchen with all the other Halloween decoration and sweets! Keep up the great fun ideas!

Amy- Thank you for a delightful and fun Blog! I love checking in every few days for new ideas! This is my first time sending a comment and I hope it came across only one time.

Look forward to more fun in the near future!!!

Susan (MI)

Anonymous said...

There are some really talented people in your club little house. The ironing board is wonderful. I love the suitcases and the doughnuts. I love everyone of the entrys.
love
Your sister Jessica

Anonymous said...

I hope you haven't picked the names yet. I love the albums.
Please may I have one???!!!???
denise

jeanetta said...

Oh how I adore Club Little House. All of those amazing little things.
And the Halloween book is "spook-talular"! What an amazing giveaway.

Junie Moon said...

I am more than thrilled about the opportunity to try to get in to Club Little House again. This is one of the big things on my wish list for this year and I'm overcome with joy that it's going to happen. I have been plotting my offering idea for quite some time, so I'll email my proposal to you in case I don't get in the first sign-ups. Thank you, Amy!

KatCollects said...

I just found your site off of the swap dex site, love it!!! What a sweet swap.
Kathy

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