May 24, 2010

Monday Giveaway: Cuddle Ums

Most kids have some kind of lovey. For some kids, it's a blanket, for others a stuffed animal and occasionally a random object like a t-shirt or a shoe works great.  Not my kids. Only one of my kids has ever formed any kind of real attachment to a doll.  For the rest, favorites come and go.

That is not true for me. I'm not saying I still sleep with a stuffed animal.  What I am saying is this: for all of my children I have a favorite object.  For my girls, they were both given handmade beautiful blankets as gifts. I cherish those blankets.  For my oldest son, it is a stuffed frog.  I don't know why. But I love it more than he does. And for my baby, a receiving blanket.  A tiny little blanket meant to be just the right size to cover a car seat.

Recently, I received a package from Cuddle Ums, an Etsy shop specializing in baby quilts, car seat covers and fabric. This package contained a quilt that just may usurp the place of that receiving blanket.  A soft, warm, adorable quilt just the right size for the crib.

This quilt, seen above, is a high quality piece of craftsmanship. I don't know a whole lot about quilting, but I'm pretty sure that it has been machine quilted freehand, and from my experience, that is not an easy feat.  This blanket from Cuddle Ums would be an ideal baby gift for a shower, or even for a lap quilt for watching TV.  There are a variety of colors and fabrics.

My favorite part about the quilt is the minky.  If you are not familiar with minky, you should get familiar. It is softer and smoother than fleece and almost just as warm. It's one of those fabrics that you can't help but touch, and once you do, you can't take your hands off of it. Just perfect for a little baby to soothe itself to sleep.

Cuddle Ums also offers adorable car seat covers and receiving blankets and a variety of adorable fabric, all at reasonable prices.
Cuddle Ums has generously offered one of my readers a $40 gift certificate to her shop!

TO ENTER: Hop over to Cuddle Ums and check out the shop. Come back and tell me what you would spend the $40 if you win.  Please leave your email in your comment.  If I can't contact you, you can't win.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
(please leave a separate comment for each entry)
*Blog about this giveaway
*Twitter about this giveaway
*Favorite Cuddle Ums on Etsy
*Make a purchase from Cuddle Ums (10 extra entries! Please leave your Etsy user name in your comment.)

Contest will close June 6.  Good Luck!

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*I received a baby quilt for this review and giveaway. 

64 comments:

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Super cute! I don't sew but I would totally get some fabric and have my MIL make one for me! LOL!

Lourie said...

Those are really cool. I am not good at sewing, so I can't imagine making this.

Sara said...

I love the baby quilts. the little car one is so cute! I am a minky lover. I searched all over to get Abigail a blanket made from it, and we both still love it.

Jo said...

I could have a lot of fun in the fabric section!
jolovesmike at dodgefam dot com

Rochelle said...

Oh my gosh there is so much to choose from I wouldn't know where to begin. I am actually looking into a project for a friend of mine, and this stuff would be perfect. I love Minky too, I wish my pillowcase was made of it!
hippyrochelle at yahoo dot com

Omgirl said...

I love that girl carseat cover with the big colorful flowers. I dont' have a baby yet (trying), but when I do I will need one of these since I gave pretty much everything away.

--Amie-- said...

With my 40 dollars, I would get one yard of the Robert Kaufman Asian Paisley Passion minky, lots of yards of the Lagoon print, and some Michael Miller Dino print!!

--Amie-- said...

I tweeted!! http://twitter.com/audriesmom/statuses/14777332802

--Amie-- said...

Cuddle Ums is now a favorit on my Etsy!! (luvbug07)

Katie said...

i would LOVE to have the ta dots and the groovy guitar!!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

oh i follow under kshuttle :)

Marissa said...

I would definitely buy some of the minky fabrics - I've never seen such pretty minky!

Marissa said...

I've made Cuddle Ums a favorite store of mine.

Teisa Linscott said...

I think I would get the car seat cover for a baby girl.

teisalinscott@gmail.com

Belladonna1975 said...

I love the Carnival Bloom by Michael Miller- Brown FLANNEL and the Chocolate Brown Paisley Minky. Sooo cute!

Thanks for the giveaway!

janaemadsen said...

I would love to buy a girl car seat cover for my friend who is pregnant! thanks so much

janaemadsen said...

I hearted you on etsy- username claireandjanae

janaemadsen said...

I tweeted- username claireandjanae

Wehaf said...

If I won I would put the gift certificate toward the Rocketship Toddler quilt. It is listed as a boy's quilt, though, which I think is ridiculous - what the heck is gendered about rockets and the color orange? I think it would be perfect for a boy or a girl.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Erin said...

I love the polka dot car seat cover that is totally what I would get!

Cindy said...

I like ONE YARD Robert Kaufman Asian Paisley Tropical minky, Minky Retro Dot pink 1 and 1/4 yard piece, & I wish the minky paisley came in white. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the fabrics and I love sewing.

socmama said...

Lovely fabrics! I'd either get one of the fabric bundles or this girl carseat cover: http://www.etsy.com/listing/42424074/girl-carseat-cover

socmama at gmail {dot]com

TopHat said...

I'd probably get the Rocketship quilt. We're expecting this summer and don't know if it'll be a boy or a girl!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Tj and Amy said...

I would get the girl carseat cover. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/15196093249

Tj and Amy said...
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Tj and Amy said...

I favorited them on etsy. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Ames said...

I would probably let my sister in law have the prize - she's expecting her first - perhaps a car seat cover?!

Andi said...

I'd probably get the Retro Car and Motorcycle Infant/Toddler Boy Quilt.

Andi said...

I hearted her shop.
-Baconpecanpie

jeske_posse said...

I'd spend it on the Ladybug Corduroy Infant/Toddler Girl Quilt!
jenni_aja at hotmail dot com

daunfamily said...

I love 'Retro Car and Motorcycle Infant/Toddler Boy Quilt'
daunfamily@yahoo.com

Jennifer B. said...

I would buy a carseat cover. I like the one that is blue and brown striped. Since I don't know if I'm having a boy or girl yet I definitely think that one would work for either.
jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

Jennifer B. said...

I hearted CuddleUms.
jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I want to get the Dino Dudes by Michael Miller fabric!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Jenna Wood said...

I'd buy the rocketship boy/quilt!
six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah said...

I'd get the boy carseat cover with jungle animals :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I added Cuddle Ums to my favorites (username: yesteacher)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

jennifer57 said...

Minky cuddle dot aqua turquoise

Green's Anatomy said...

I love the girl car seat over with flowers! So cute!!

kelseylaster@gmail.com

erin, maker of chimes said...

This definitely!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/42944303/boy-carseat-cover

erin, maker of chimes said...

added to my favs on Etsy
dinnertimechimes
at aol dot com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd buy the Lagoon Multi-Bird Swing, the Summer Song By My Mind's Eye Pink Songbird, the Asian Paisley Toapz Minky, plus others to make up the $40 amount! All very lovely!

Marci J said...

I love the Blue and Brown Multi Dot Infant Boy Blanket - beautiful colors.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Mrs. Skelton said...

I would get some of the beautiful Minky cuddle dot hot pink!!! :-)
openmyeyeslord89@gmail.com

Jessica (aka--MOMMY!!!!) said...

I think I would have to pick the Riley Blake car fabrics---love them. Or maybe some minky---hard to decide:)
jessicaleeperkins@Hotmail.com

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... said...

I love the retro car and motorcycle boy quilt
Angela
nscrofan (at) rogers (dot) com

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... said...

I hearted CuddleEms on Etsy
Angela
nscrofan (at) rogers (dot) com

Heidi said...

The gift certificate would definitely have to go towards the cost of the Retro Car and Motorcycle quilt - it's perfect for our new baby nursery! LOVE it!

heidikundin[at]yahoo[dot]com

Heidi said...

I hearted CuddleUms on Etsy (user WishfulWhimsy)!

Sarah Simplifies said...

I would get a carseat cover for my sister. She doesn't know what she's having so I'd have to wait until the end of July to pick between a boy or girl cover
SarahSimplifies AT yahoo DOT com

Sarah Simplifies said...

I blogged about this on my weekly Giveaway Roundup. Check it out here: http://sarahsimplifies.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-roundup.html
SarahSimplifies AT yahoo DOT com

Heather said...

I like the Ladybug Corduroy Infant/Toddler Girl Quilt.
jswandrn at gmail

Vanessa said...

I love the girls carseat cover. I was looking for something just like that when I had my daughter.

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

trixx said...
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trixx said...

I'd get some minky fabrics for my craft projects. I especially like the orange colored one! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

CinnamonLaine said...

I'd get the boys carseat cover OR some of the minky fabrics...I can't make up my mind! Thanks for the contest!

Tylerpants said...

I think I'd get the Michael Miller Dino Dudes 1 yard bundle to make some blankets for my son. Very cute! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Favorited Cuddle Ums on Etsy! (mexyplex). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

I would probably go with the Robert Kaufman Balloon Party aqua/magenta and Asian Paisley Passion minky as well as the Pink Retro Dot minky.

ktraverse82@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/SAHMofDQ/status/15537666297
ktraverse82@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Favorited CuddleUms on Etsy (SAHMofDQ)
ktraverse82@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Blogged
http://karinetraverse.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturday-sulking-sunday-scores.html
ktraverse82@gmail.com

4 a lifetime of loving you said...

I would DEF buy some Minky and cotton!! I LOVE TO SEW!!

tina reynolds said...

I like the Boy Carseat Cover with giraffes, rhinos, and elephants on it thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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