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Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Congratulations to Stacy (Squirrel) & Nicole (Pattern)!

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It is giveaway time again (yay!). If you are an artisan and/or small business owner interested in offering an item for a Giveaway, please send me a note for all the details.
This week I am pleased to welcome Linda of Mamma 4 Earth, a South African artisan who creates the most delightful knitted critters and knitting patterns.
knitting, knit, knitted, animal,farm, pig, horse, pet, toy, wool, natural
I asked Linda how she began her business:
 I love creating Waldorf inspired toys from natural wool, yarn, fibre and wood. My children have been my inspiration and I think that homeschooling them with a Waldorf philosophy has also brought about a tremendous shift towards all that is natural and sustainable within our home. I really enjoy the creative process of designing and making a treasured toy that will be sent out into the world across the ocean from South Africa for someone to hold and love. My toys are very simplistic in their design to encourage the imagination of the child to flow freely.
Do you have any special focus or goals for this new year business wise?
I do, my special focus this year will be on creating more patterns of African and farm animals for my shop and I am also currently writing my first book, which should be published at the end of the year. It will be a book of knitted animal patterns and other treasures...
Tell us about a great family day at your house:
Christmas day lunch is always a wonderful family celebration at our house. Everyone brings a dish of their choice and then we all sit down together at the dining room table and thouroughly enjoy the day.

Two winners will be chosen.
1) For the knitted squirrel pictured below
2) for the Goat Knitting Pattern pictured below
TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment on this post
(and a way to contact you, either through your blogger ID, email, or other)::To qualify your comment must include a note about  your favourite item from Mamma 4 Earth (here) 
The winners will be randomly drawn from qualifying entries on Thursday, March 10, at 10 PM est.
This giveaway is open to anyone (anywhere).

52 comments:

Artistmama said...

the knitted farm set is my fav! So cute. Love the squirrel too. Thanks for the opportunity!

Andréann said...

I'll have to say that the lion is my favorite, but the farm set comes really close behind, and that goat is just adorable!

andreann at gmail dot com :)

Anne said...

I really love the rainbow horse...but that goat is too cute!

Reniazen said...

I absolutely love the Vibrant Winter Rainbow Pegasus Unicorn with Wings...(Merino Yarn)- so precious!

ashleyrn@gmail.com

P.S. I follow on FB and Google reader!

The Parscal's said...

I love mama4earths animal patterns they are so adorable. I especially love the goat pattern as I have been thinking of making 3 for the billy goats gruff story.

Oak an' Willow said...

I love Mama4Earth's creations, and if I absolutely had to choose just one, I would pick the darling little nest @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/68141739/needle-felted-birds-nest-and-eggs-easter ...but I'm truly torn between that and the guinea fowl or the adorable little penguin. /sigh

Suzie said...

Yay! I'm so happy Mama4earth is having a giveaway. My favorite creature of hers is actually that little squirrel up there, though the hedgehog is a close second. :)

justsuzie_s at hotmail dot come

mirsini's creations said...

What a fun giveaway! Mamma4Earth's creations rocks! My favourites are the Vibrant Winter Rainbow Pegasus and the Seamus turtle! The knitted squirrel is very cute
Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful creation or pattern!

Ziezo said...

the guinea fowl - such beautiful and miraculous bird, reminds me of all the great times we had in SA.
Thanks for the give-away, both your and Linda's blog are such inspiration.

Tracy said...

I love, love, love Linda's blog and follow her daily. She always has something inspirational to knit. I am working on her bunny and chick patterns right now in preparation for Easter. I would love the knitted squirrel!

Blessings,
Tracy

Rachael said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway :D
It's really hard for me to choose a specific pattern of mamma4earth which is my favourite - they are all so awesome!
But if you insist then I shall choose the unicorn as it is so utterly pretty! x x

Jennifer said...

Some really original items there, it was hard to choose one. I love the
South African Lion Knitted Toy, she really captured the strength of a lion.

sjwhit@gmail.com

waldorfcreative said...

These little knitted beauties are so sweet!
It's nearly impossible to pick a favourite item at mamma4earth, however my latest is the Blue Bird of Happiness! I have some yellow mohair to make a couple Chickies of Happiness for my children :o)

kim said...

i love her lion.....especially the white one!

lexacd said...

My favorite is the albino squirrel! No question!

Thanks for another awesome giveaway!


alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I love Linda's blog and how talented she is, spinning knitting etc. The patterns are adorable - like all Linda's are - however that little squirrel has quite stolen my heart...Brenda

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

My daughters and I have been drooling ove her goat pattern (they are into the 3 billy goats gruff right now) we would LOVE this! Thanks or the chance!

Heathery said...

All of them are too adorable! I love the giraffe!
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love the rainbow horse. we have been doing lots of rainbows lately with St. Patricks day around the corner! The squirrel is also such a cute little woodland creature! thanks!! susan - susanseiguer@yahoo.com

Hallie said...

I love that little weenie dog!! I have family that have one and they would just love that! I would LOVE to win the pattern for the goat as I am trying to talk my hubby into getting one! lol

www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Oh my heavens where do I start? I love that Linda is so willing to put up so many tutorials. Such a huge amount of time. I love her yarns. I want them all!! I love her patterns. They are brilliant. I have to choose just one? Impossible!! Okay. If I had to choose, I'd say her yarn because I can't spin yarn but I can purchase her patterns so I'll have to go with her yarn as my favorite thing but please don't ask me to choose which of her yarns...... :D

viorela said...

i would love to have a farm full of this cute little animals.
My favorite item from the shop is South African Lion Knitted Toy, Merino Yarn.
violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

Glenaeon Class 3,2010 said...

Hi Thank you for the giveaway I LOVE Linda's work and she has created new patterns again - I love the goat it is sooo gorgeous. I also love her snail, daffodil and her absolutely beautiful snowflake. and her wool that she dyes is amazing. Thank you
Much love
Wendy
wendy@blossomingfamilies.com

Schlumpfsa said...

I can't decide if I like the suffolk sheep or petunia pig better. They're all so gorgeous.

schlumpfsa@ hotmail.com

eidolons said...

My favorites in her shop are the goat and the lion. We have a weakness for the three billy goats gruff at our house. (:

Leininger27 said...

Absolutely love the dachshund.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your site and products. I have four grandchildren who will soon be loving them too. My favourite is the knitted lion.
email: susanhorneresl@yahoo.ca

Jel said...

the Knitted Waldorf Maths Gnomes Set, Merino Yarn are super cute :D

nice giveaway!

punkme15 at gmail dot com

sarah in the woods said...

Beautiful! I think my favorite item right now is the rainbow horse.

Shannon said...

I love her farm animals - she is suck a generous and clever woman!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

they're all so darned cute! My favorite is the squirrel though and we have albino squirrels in Illinois :-)

kathiedp75(at)yahoo(dot)com

Yvonne said...

I would love to learn how to knit the goat myself!! And the squirrel is lovely to. (my second name is squirrel, because i collect everything i find,just the way they do :D )
I'm a huge fan of owls, so the knitted owl is definitely my favourite. Also the knitted farm animals and the ladybug(so tiny an cute!) are adorable. Linda is such a knitartist!

FIT for a child said...

These are adorable!! I would love to have the squirrel for my new baby's nursery and would knit the goat for her too! I also love the South African Aardvark :)

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Linda's creations are just beautiful. I love the South African lion and horse. Your hand spun yarns are amazing as well. Thanks for the chance.

Blessings, Elizabeth

Meg said...

Oh, I'd love to win one of these! The squirrel is awesome, and the owl is just adorable. My knitting skills are pretty sad, but that goat pattern would be a fun project!

Wehaf said...

I love the rainbow pegasus!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Celestine said...

I love the suffolk sheep and lion and chick...I love them all....

asuka said...

I quite like the Cocoa Farmyard Horse, Merino Yarn, Handspun. :)
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Marianna said...

I really love the rainbow horse. My friend wanted me to knit a pony for him and so it would have been nice to have that pattern.

Michelle said...

These are super cute!!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

witknitter said...

Absolutely adorable crocheted animals!

2na said...

I like the unicorn the best. I would love to be able to knit one for my grandma. She really likes horses & unicorns. She's making me a beautiful quilt right now so it would be awesome to knit her a unicorn like this one. crkell01@gmail.com

ljeanne said...

I love the farm animal set - especially the goose!!

Altogether Leather said...

Hi Mamma4earth, what an adorable store you have! So hard to pick one animal, but I'm going to go with the giraffe because I'm tall and gangly too. :)

AltogetherLeather(at)gmail(dot)com

cheryl said...

I would love a squirrel as my children go to the neighbors to visit baby squirrels she nurses back to health to rerelease into the wild. Thanks for oppertuniy

TopHat said...

I love the South African Guinea Fowl! So beautiful!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Leslie R. said...

I'm a new knitter :)

I love the Guinea Fowl.

Thanks!
lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

the farm animal set is AMAZING!
hancoci_s at msn dot com

Sabrina said...

I love a lot of them, but think the goose is pretty cute! I am a knitter and think this is a great prize :)

tearyeyedstars said...

My favourite is the Organic Knitted Chickens, Merino Yarn!! (:
ejhtan at gmail dot com

Curtis said...

That chicken is very cute looking
Mystical_Curtis@hotmail.com

Magpie Shinies said...

I love that unicorn!!!

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