Friday, November 15, 2013

Lovable Plushies {Created by Laurie GIVEAWAY}

It is absolutely my pleasure to share this great giveaway with you. Months ago, I replied to a blogger who was looking for co-hosts to create a brand new Blog Hop...Meet & Greet was born. Now, Laurie is finally making an appearance here at 2justByou Blog outside of our weekly blog hop!!!




Laurie is owner of Created by Laurie, "where little friends are created and discovered..." She makes stuffed animals that are simply oh-so-cute. They are lovable plushies that any child would love to have as a friend. Any stuffed animal lover would have a completely melted heart browsing her shop full of cutie-pies looking ready for a hug. Please give Laurie a warm welcome and enjoy our Q&A session below.



How was Created by Laurie born?
I like to rotate my hobbies so I don't get burnt out. I was painting when I was pregnant with our first son. Shortly after he was born I wanted to try and create things for him. My Hubby was still deployed and looking online to order Christmas gifts. I asked him for a sewing machine. My first items kind of looked like Frankenstein  :)  I opened my shop mid month January the following year after hearing about Etsy from a friend. After that my shop slowly kept improving along with my sewing skills!



What is the most favorite stuffed animal you've ever made for someone?
About a year or so after I opened my shop I received a request from a woman who had a baby girl. Her daughter was getting too big to wear her favorite wrist rattle and wanted to know if I could create something in the form of a plush with crinkly wings just like her rattle. She sent a photo of the wrist rattle. I had fun creating something that I knew a little girl was going to love. [Custom Crinkle Toy shown below.]  :)




What was your favorite stuffed animal as a child?
I collected Pound Purries. I'm a cat lover, so they were a big hit with me!


What inspires you?
Whenever I get a photo or a thank you from the recipient of a plush, that really motivates and inspires me to keep at it. Sitting and sewing can get boring and tiring, but the stories behind the pieces are worth it.

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Laurie is giving one of my readers a $25 gift certificate to spend in her shop full of lovable plushies! Giveaway is open worldwide (International winner will be responsible for additional shipping costs) and ends at midnight, EST, on Saturday, November 30th. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and GOOD LUCK!

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67 comments :

Debbie Jackson said...

large yellow huggable giraffe
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Diane VintageZest said...

The whale is adorable!

Denysia Yu said...

I love the Light Blue Whale! :)

wilma van asch said...

Love the bright dino. Have a good weekend!

Susan Dougill said...

My favorite would have to be https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/150039745/ready-to-ship-blue-and-yellow-dinosaur?ref=shop_home_active
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The Dose of Reality said...

These are AMAZING!! I absolutely love them!! The adorable dog is my favorite...his ears are so cute!! --Lisa

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

How adorable!! The kids would choose the monkey or the unicorn, my favorite is the lamb ;-)

Lisa Graham said...

The Pink Elephant is adorable! I also love the dinosaurs.

Brenda said...

The brown and tan monkey.

Corrinne Quinn said...

Oh, so adorable plushies! I know a child or two or even an adult who would love to have one - Ha!

Kim Reid said...

I love the Customizable Flower Pillow, thanks!

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Kim Reid said...

My favorite animal is the Hound Dog, thanks!

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lorenabr said...

Love the whale!
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Amy Ds Crochet said...

The puppy dog is sooo cute!

BlackAsphodel said...

My favorite is the Medium Blue Whale.

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Alessandra Lalla said...

I like https://www.etsy.com/listing/110304050/design-your-own-custom-unicorn-free?ref=shop_home_feat

Nikki Estelle said...

I'm in love with Ready To Ship - Pink Elephan

Heidi said...

I adore the whale!!! It's just too adorable!

Wehaf said...

I love the dinosaurs, but also the puppies, which look a lot like one I had has a little kid. Ah, nostalgia!

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JessyPooh87 said...

I like the Cheetah

Joanna Damiano said...

I love the Giraffe.
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eclairre said...

The whale is adorable!

Cara Howard said...

I LOVE love love the little whale!!!

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Elaine Hearn said...

light blue whale

Leslie said...

I love the dinosaur!

OneLemon said...

They all are so cute but I loved the lamb!
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ELENA said...

Ready To Ship - Medium Blue Whale

Judy Thomas said...

love the brown puppy!

Wagashi Stories said...

I like the Large Yellow Huggable Giraffe :) it's gorgeous ^^

Aparna Singh said...

I love this cute cow plushie!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/169190391/ready-to-ship-large-yellow-huggable?ref=shop_home_active

Audrey18 said...

I like https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/169036190/pronti-per-la-spedizione-alzavola-balena?ref=shop_home_active

Emily Z said...

The Tan Elephant is adorable!

fatema A said...

oh, the elephant is so friggin cuteee!

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Turner said...

love the custom flower pillow and the lamb

Petra Black said...

This little Unicorn is the sweetest thing I've ever seen <3 https://www.etsy.com/listing/110304050/design-your-own-custom-unicorn-free?ref=shop_home_active

~Laurie~ said...

I really like the red/yellow dinosaur!

Kristin Aquariann said...

They're all so cute! But I'll have to go with https://www.etsy.com/listing/110304050/design-your-own-custom-unicorn-free?ref=shop_home_active

Jill D said...

They are all so cute! I think my favorite is the green and ivory monkey. mary987 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jai B. said...

I love this puppy! It's so cute :)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/169189615/ready-to-ship-white-and-brown-puppy-free?ref=shop_home_active

Kayla Lampson said...

All of the plushies are so cute! My favorites are tied between the lamb, elephant, and the whale. The customization options are pretty cool too.

Kim Pollock said...

I love the elephant, the monkey, and the pillows!

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Angela snoozy said...

Love the Light Blue Whale!

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Tara Kramarsky said...

I love the giraffe so much!

bonniebee said...

i like the whale!

Fugu said...

I love the brown dino

Sarah said...

I like the Pink Elephant best!


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Oksana V. said...

I love and hearted Design Your Own custom Unicorn(oksana2372 on Etsy)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/110304050/design-your-own-custom-unicorn-free

Thank you for the chance!

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Manishika Tilak said...

The blue giraffe is undoubtedly the most adorable one out there!

http://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/98017693/design-your-own-custom-giraffe-free?ref=shop_home_active

Liz said...

There's no widget anywhere...

Stephanie LaPlante said...

My favorite is the Design Your Own Custom Monster Pillow

http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/110303865/design-your-own-custom-monster-pillow?ref=shop_home_active

AmbreRose said...

The Light Blue Whale is pretty cute! ambrerose at aol dot com

breezie said...

toooo cute!

Lauren Easler said...

CUSTOM LAMB!! SO CUTE!

Gagan Masoun said...

I have joined it

KarenZ said...

I like the http://www.etsy.com/listing/169036190/ready-to-ship-teal-blue-whale-free?ref=shop_home_active

Per Santiago said...

My favorite plushie is the Blue Unicon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Taliah Sotomayor said...

I adore the Light Blue Whale, it is adorable.

Ri Calyn said...
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Liza Vladyka said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169190391/ready-to-ship-large-yellow-huggable?ref=shop_home_active

Lyudmila said...

I like Design Your Own Custom Giraffe https://www.etsy.com/ru/listing/98017693/design-your-own-custom-giraffe-free?ref=shop_home_active
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MELINA said...

My favorite is the custom giraffe.

Brigette said...

My favorite is the flower pillow,the purple one <3 i love that!!!

Bidisha Banerjee said...

This is my favorite -

Design Your Own Custom Dinosaur - FREE SHIPPING

https://www.etsy.com/listing/110303931/design-your-own-custom-dinosaur-free?ref=shop_home_active

Thanks for the lovely Giveaway.

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pippirose said...

I love the pink elephant.

Jessica said...

totally in love with the whale...want it love it!