Winter Coat Giveaway!

July 11, 2012




It is giveaway time!

There has been a lot of woolen coat and cape making going on here over the last few months, and gosh I have really enjoyed making each and every one.  I'm taking a mini break from custom orders for the next month which frees me up to work on my famous Big Little Winter Coat Giveaway...



I will be giving away one FREE one of my famous coats or dandelion capes to one lucky boy or girl. The winner will receive a CUSTOM MADE coat or cape (sized from 12m through to 6 years) and you get to choose any colour I have available  :)

Wow what an amazing prize!



What do you need to do?  
Well this is a giveaway for friends of Big Little, so first you will either need to be a facebook fan or a blog follower (preferably both!)  So click HERE for my FB page so you can "like" it.

TO ENTER simply leave a comment either here on my blog or on FB telling me about your favourite winter garment as a child, or perhaps a dream winter garment for your little one.  Please share the FB link  :)



Easy peasy!  

Entries close 10pm Saturday 14th July 2012.  (NZ time)
International entries welcome, however a contribution towards postage would be appreciated if the winner resides outside New Zealand.  Thanks.




46 comments:

  1. Hello!!!! I love your jackets so much, they are beautiful!

    My favorite winter item as a child was this honestly ugly hat - haha! It was super long and tapered, it went down past my waist.... and it was THE popular item among all my friends so we all had one. It was made of fleece and had bold stripes all over it. Looking back I am embarrassed haha!!!

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  2. My favourite was a duffle type jacket made by my nana, it was light brown cord, with dark brown faux fur for a trim and had toggles to do it up. It also had a silky lining! I still have it although none of my children have worn it, it's a bit worn out! But I love it to bits.

    What a generous giveaway Lisa! Love your capes and jackets so much!

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  3. Although I hate winter - I do love coats! I can't remember a particular winter garment from MY childhood - however, I do love hats and just bought one for my little 8month girl .. SO much fun after having 2 boys to get some cute girl stuff! (although I have to say your boys pirate jackets are just to die for .. SO CUTE!) .. I've been drooling over your coats and the cute little pixie hats .. you are very creative!! xo

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  4. Sarah T7:12 PM

    Oooh, would so love to win one of your jackets! I would have to say my pink sheepskin slippers were a favourite. I remember wearing them at the family bach in Taupo when it was freeeeeezing cold.

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  5. I had one of those retro cream fake fur coats when I was small ~ I was over the moon when I found a similar one in the op-shop for Sadie. She calls it her 'baby coat' in reference to my one when I was small. jxx

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  6. Hi. I found your site via Janelle at Heart Felt.
    My Mum made all of our clothes when my brother and I were little. It was cheaper to make than to buy, unlike now, sadly. I have a photo of us both wearing matching navy blue duffle coats with pale wooden toggles. I also had a muffler made from faux white fur to keep my hands warm in winter. I felt so grown up.

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  7. bonnie38:03 PM

    your coats are stunning! i d have to pick a larger size so all 5 of my girls could get a chace to wear! :) m fav as a kid was either my brown cord pants or woolie stockings & kilt ;)

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  8. I honestly can't think of a single winter item of clothing I enjoyed as a child - I'm fairly sure I wore barefeet and t-shirts all year round!
    I would adore one of your darling coats for my Daughter though, just in case she grows up feeling the cold more than I did : P

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  9. as a child of hand me downs (from my brother) - My most loved winter item was my Black Donkey Jacket - and pink mittens which had the string through the arms so I couldn't loose them - and were made by my nanna to make the boys jacket more girlie!! Gotta love them days - might have to make my little girl some mittens for these cold days !!

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  10. I came from a nice warm place, so I don't remember much about winter clothing, except a black and red checkered blanket from my grandma's. Oh, I still can smell it...

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  11. I came from a nice warm place, so I don't remember much about winter clothing, except a black and red checkered blanket from my grandma's. Oh, I still can smell it...

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  12. Gosh I can only think of summer dresses ( probably because mum saved them) but I know I had Alot of lovely home made jumpers..I like to think I appreciated them!

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  13. What a generous giveaway!

    My favourite was a baby blue poncho. It had a little lamb design on one corner and was super comfortable to wear. I was gutted when I grew out of it and my Mum made me wear a hideous orange and brown one instead (yuk!)

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  14. Michele10:22 PM

    A great competition for some lucky lil one to win one of your beautiful coats!!!
    My favourite item for winter was as a child my cosy Legwarmers,blue with the most ridiculous blue tassels at the top and topping the look off with some Carmel Nomads!!! Argh I cringe at the thought of it now LOL

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  15. I'm sure my favorite winter item that I have for my daughter is the cape you had made with the little mouse tied with the red velvet one...so hard to decide which one I love more. My own personal favorite winter items as a child were the little whimsical hats and gloves sets that looked like animals my mom found for me as well as a little plaid wool duffle coat I had. I also loved a furry coat that I had...so soft!

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  16. I love your coats and winning one for my little girl would be fantastic. As for my favourite item as a child- I remember falling in love with a pair of red leather shoes one childhood winter. They didn't actually fit, but I told Mum they did, so she bought them. They rarely got worn, but I still loved them. Sadly I didn't learn from the experience and have been known to do the same thing as an adult- not recently though! I also had a winter coat bought at a local opshop in Sweden, when we arrived there when I was 8. At the time I hated it and swore I would never shop at opshops when I grew up. Looking back it was the kind of thing I would find great joy at finding in an op-shop. Thanks. Cx

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  17. Your coats are beautiful.
    Dont include me in the giveaway please. I dont do facebook.

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  18. Your coats are gorgeous...

    My favorite clothing was actually a caplet - I cant remember much about it but I was always super excited to use those little slits for my hands to go through : )..I think it was red...

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  19. I love your coats - they're fantastic, and you're very generous to give one away!

    I remember a pink and purple crocheted poncho that my mum made me, but I think that in fact my favourite was my gum boots - I loved having warm dry feet whilst stomping around the paddocks in them.

    Future-wise I'm looking forward to crafting a coat for my little one from some blue and cream check fabric and a vintage pattern I have sitting in the cupboard.

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  20. These coats are exquisite. I want a grown up one for me. That is what is so nice about then actually , they are not too 'kiddy' and could easily be for adults changing only the size not the colours or styles.

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  21. Oh I love your coats!
    My favorite winter item was a long dress with ong sleeves, and it had a very folky pattern along the bottom. A friend of my mothers let me pick it myself from a second hand market when I was a child. I remember thinking it was the most beautiful dress in the world.

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  22. My favourite garment was a knitted jacket that my mum made from a Mon Tricot pattern book. They were french books, translated to English & very trendy in the 70's - you can sometimes find them in op shops or on trade me and the patterns are very easy to knit. I wore that jacket until it fell apart but I have all my mum's knitting patterns and am going to knit one for my daughter.

    I know a lovely wee girl who would just love one of your jackets or capes.

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  23. What a great giveaway. As a child my favorite winter item was my hand knitted cardi from my nana. I did infact have a matching one to my brothers ( because you could do that in the 70's ) so I had the joy of wearing his once he grew out of it. I love seeing the children of today wearing beautiful handmade items.

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  24. My favourite winter item was these super cute slippers nana used to knit for us they were so warm and nana used to line the inside with fleece we were always so proud of them growing up we were quite poor so these were a treat my nana recently passed but she did make a pair for my amazing 2 year old boy so nana's memorie lives on :)Also i had hand me downs also .... i had a really awsome jumper that aunty christine made and it was a patchwork kinda i wish i could post a picture :) and this giveaway you have running is soooo wonderful i have a little 2 year old boy and financiallly times are quite tough .. i'm waiting for big surgery and single mum and not engouth cash to spend on super amazing stuff you make ... i hate being on a budget ... but good luck to everyone i know if i was to be choosen to win it would be a very cherised coat by my little boy he takes pride in what he wears he is so adorable :) thanks for the oppirtunity to enter <3

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  25. Sarah S10:44 AM

    What gorgeous things you make! I would love love love one of your fabulous pieces for my wee nugget!

    Much like her Mumma, she feels the cold terribly so I am always on the lookout for something fabulous and cute to rug her up in. So I guess that is my dream winter garment for her, a coat that is warm and functional with some serious style to boot!

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  26. your coats are so gorgeous and they look so super warm- and much nicer than the polar fleece jackets my girls have at the mo! I think my fav winter garment when I was little if they can be called garments, were my gumboots and my 3 year old must have inherited that as she would wear hers all year round if she could!

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  27. Wow - what an amazing giveaway! My favourite winter item as a child... some delightful white boots - made of gumboot type materials, but with domes down the side, I felt so fancy! Hahahah :)
    x

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  28. OK so this should give you a giggle. My favourite winter clothing from my childhood (actually the only one I can think of at the moment) is my MC Hammer pants that I made my Aunty make me... oh dear just the thought is making me cringe now lol.
    I have only just found your blog and facebook page through MouseHouse and am now a liker on Facebook. Your jackets look so delicious, my daughter would look so cuddly and warm in one of these so my fingers and toes are crossed.

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  29. im a bit embarrassed but i had an obsession with my leg warmers!! even wore them on my arms somedays! love your coats, so glad your from NZ

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  30. I loved my orange and brown poncho! It was super cool...I think a family member knitted it for me but I'm not sure who! I think I wore it too death! Love the jackets, just lovely!

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  31. Wow, just found your site through mousehouse, you are very clever!

    My favourite winter item was a paddington-bear style coat with the toggles, I can't remember if it was black or blue, but I do remember it hanging on the coat hook long after I couldn't fit it any more :)

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  32. Wow! Your coats are amazing :) My favorite winter item as a child were the mittens my grandmother knitted for me!

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  33. My favorite item as a child was a Peggy square jersey knitted by an aunt. It was knitted in garter stitch and was very colorful! still have a lot if my childhood knits somewhere and have kept all my own children's knits too! Would love an adorable jacket for one of my nieces - gorgeous work!

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  34. What beautiful coats. My favourite Winter item as a kid was my granny square blanket my nana knitted me. I still have it, it's always been special but even more so now she's passed. It's on my boy's bed and I think of her every night when I tuck him in.

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  35. You have made some gorgeous garments.
    My favorite winter item is one I still have, its a gray jacket that was my Dad's and I've had since I was 11. Over 15 years later and I still wear it frequently.

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  36. Your jackets are devine!
    My favourite thing when I was little was my handmade winter pinafores, they were always a red or green tartan!

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  37. Hi! I was just admiring your beautiful jackets on Felt yesterday, soo soo gorgeous.

    My favourite childhood winter garment was a blue knitted jacket with a pixie hood. My imaginative hippy mum used left over bits of wool to make the most divine fair isle/russian folk art inspired designs on it, including two rows of 'paper doll like' figures holding hands and dancing. I can just imagine the delight she got from creating it, and will always remember just how loved and warmed I felt wearing it. I dont know where the jacket is now, and I often get a bit sad about that.

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  38. Tina Bothma8:17 PM

    Ooooooo we adore our Cherubs coat & hat :o) Wish my mum had made something similar for me when I was a wee lass...everyone just remembers a bright orange woolen blanket my nana gave her for me - she turned it into a bright orange winter dress for me instead!!! I also remember some rather...charming...sweaters she made for us all - the boys all matched & so did mine & mums ;o) I'll be sticking to you experts for my kiddies when it comes to hand made!!!

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  39. Wendy O9:03 PM

    Love your coats they are just divine and would be a dream gift for any child. My favorite winter item as a child was my knitted poncho that my mother made for me and also wrapping myself up in the crochet peggy square blanket that she made me that I still have :-)

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  40. Lisa Kingsbury9:13 PM

    Hi
    I love that candyfloss coloured coat - beautiful! I remember having a favourite brick coloured velour matching top and bottom tracksuit with buildings on it (???????) and also orange legwarmers. My poor mum!

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  41. What a generous giveaway! I love old-fashioned clothes that remind me of Christopher Robin, just as yours do. Couldn't think of anything nicer than one of your coats to keep my daughter warm.

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  42. I love love love those coats! So cute and beautiful!

    To be honest - I do not really remember any favourite winter garment. However, I love love love those cute capes - I would love to have one for my kids. (And even for myself) I have however not gotten around to make one. As I live in Germany it is summer now ... so maybe this year I get some ready before autumn ... :-)

    (And of course in case I do win I would pay something toward postage.)

    Love,
    Ursula

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  43. Anonymous10:27 PM

    Love them all. My favorite winter coat was a faux white rabbit coat--pea coat style. Topped off with go go boots. Can you tell I was a child of the 60s?

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  44. My favorite winter item was a reversible coat that was black on one side and shiny gold lame on the other. Boy, did I love that coat. Whenever I see pictures I cringe - it was truly horrific! I would love to see my 3yo wearing one of your gorgeous coats. Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  45. Stella3:22 AM

    My favorite winter garment as a child was a pair of snow boots. It didn't snow where I grew up, so it was a special treat to take the 2 hour trip to the mountains to go sledding!

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  46. My favorite Girls Winter Coats for my daughters were from Burlington Coat Factory. They looked great in them and loved them so much that they actually WANTED to wear their new coats. Best of all, I saw the same jackets at the department stores, for more than twice what I had spent. All around, it was definitely a favorite for everyone.

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