Monday, June 28, 2010

Giveaway: Max 'N Me Studio Doll

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO GLORIA!

I have something really cool for you today. This giveaway is sponsored by McNall of Etsy's Max 'N Me Studio. The winner will get to pick his or her choice of any $20 doll - either a wall hanging or a pin - in the shop!

All of the dolls in Max 'N Me Studio are mounted on reclaimed wood, and a wide variety of materials are used. On each piece, the wood is printed with a saying that helps describe the personality of the doll. Some of the dolls are sculptures meant to be hung on the wall, and some are wearable art: you can take off the doll and wear it as a pin! How awesome is that?!



From the shop profile:

"Max is a 7 yr old who lives with a form of autism called Aspergers. “me” is his mom.

"Two years ago Max didn’t show affection, or want to be touched. He also didn’t talk much, play with others, draw or color, respond nicely to questions, sleep through the night, use the toilet, drink from a cup, eat anything except ham, cheese and raspberry juice, ask for what he wanted or participate in outings without seemingly random raging temper tantrums.

"Through a series of events – no one thing that we can absolutely pin point – we successfully reached into his world and pulled him firmly through the fog of autism and the Max we enjoy today is an amazing, quirky, interesting, delightful fully functional member of society. He makes friends with kids he meets at the playground, he talks intelligently about his interests, he reads, writes, draws, eats vegetables, talks on the phone, sings, sleeps through the night, and hugs and snuggles with those he loves.

"Mostly our life is pretty typical now-a-days except when it comes to motivating him to learn. Max doesn’t cement concepts unless he can grasp why it’s important to HIM to learn.

"Max ‘N Me studio was born out of Max's desire to have his own money to buy Legos and my desire to teach him about money, reading, writing, drawing, and design while also celebrating his unusual way of looking at the world.

"Living with Aspergers has changed my life. It’s taught me to remain calm, accept the cards I dealt myself, think even farther outside the box, fight for the child I love and let others help me.

"A piece of my art was once published in a magazine and then a book. That's my 15 minutes of fame. Mostly I'm just a business woman, a hobby artist and most importantly a mom to Max and his 2 older brothers.

"For more information about Max ‘N Me - including our journey through autism please visit our website www.MaxNmeStudio.com

"10% of our profits are being set aside to be donated to art and autism programs."



Now that is something we can all get behind, right??


WIN IT!!
To win your choice of any $20 doll in Max 'N Me Studio, visit their shop and then comment back here with which doll you would pick if you won. (Be sure to show some ♥ while you're there!) It's that simple! This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.
EXTRA ENTRIES!!

You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE THAT YOU DO, OR ELSE IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS A SEPARATE ENTRY!

1. Blog about this contest, linking back to both this post and Max 'N Me Studio in your post.

2. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest. Be sure to include "@FishingNWishing" in your tweet, so I can verify your entry.

3. Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar). If you already follow, just leave a separate comment saying so.

4. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. If you already have, just leave a separate comment saying so.

5. Grab my NEW button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.

That's it!!

This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on July 5th, 2010, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you: leave your email or Twitter/Ravelry/Etsy ID in your first comment, if your Blogger profile doesn't let me view it. Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.

Open to international winners. Woohoo!!

Thank you to Max 'N Me Studio for sponsoring this giveaway. All opinions are my own. I have not been compensated in any way for this post.

Good luck!!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a certain small child's pool to invade. It's over 100º out there, whew!

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49 comments:

  1. FOLLOW YOU VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  2. SENT YOU A FRIEND REQUEST ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN kytah00@yahoo.com

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  3. POSTED YOUR BUTTON @ http://hypnoticblend.blogspot.com/p/blog-buttons.html kytah00@yahoo.com

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  4. I would pick this guy.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49609634/armored-guy-hero-free-shipping

    Ravelry name: Aezoey

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  5. I love love love jump rope doll:)Hugs Darcy
    darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com
    Gave it some love ♥ ♥

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  6. I love the dancer and picking flowers.. both of which remind me of my Isabel!

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  7. You know I blogged about it!!!!

    http://globug-piecesofme.blogspot.com

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  8. Already got your button on my blog!

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  9. I'm following you on Google!!!

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  10. I love the Guitar Adventure Girl doll!

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  11. I follow you (publicly) via Google Friend Connect

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  12. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/cakeblast/status/17387075197

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  13. Very cool stuff. Interesting "motivation" that Max has inspired his mom's art. I especially like the "picking flowers gal." Cheery without being syrupy.

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  14. That garden doll is very, very cool. I hearted this store on Etsy (NWPierre).

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  15. I am following this blog on Google friend connect.

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  16. I have friended Fishing and Wishing on Facebook.

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  17. my fave is the Hanging Heart 4.5 x 5.5.

    bosiwfe @ gmail . com

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  18. i like this one. Picking Flowers Gal
    tiffypoot@aol.com

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  19. http://twitter.com/tiffypixie/status/17466412108
    Tweet tiffypoot@aol.com

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  20. I follow publicly on google connect-Tiffypixie tiffypoot@aol.com

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  21. I LIKE on facebook tiffypoot@aol.com

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  22. Button on my blog tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com tiffypoot@aol.com

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  23. If I won, I would chose the Picking flowers Gal


    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  24. I already Follow on GFC

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  25. I already friend on Facebook, that's how I found you :)

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  26. I love the Witch Doll wall hanging, thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. It was a hard decision, but since I'm really into my garden this year, I'd choose the Picking Flowers Gal wall hanging - gorgeous!

    Hyacinths4 at hotmail dot com

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  28. I don't have a blog, but am now following Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweeted about this contest

    I'm @Hyacinths4
    Hyacinths4 at hotmail dot com

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  29. I've "friended" Fishing Wishing on Facebook!

    Thanks for another chance to win :)

    Hyacinths4 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I like "Armored Guy Hero." My son has Asperger's too, I would hang this in his room if I won. :)

    Jess

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  31. I like the Jump Rope girl
    preprimaryleann at aol dot com

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  32. following on Twitter @thesqueakycart
    preprimaryleann at aol dot com

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  33. I love the Picking Flowers Gal! And I heart Maxandme

    cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I follow on Google.

    cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I added you as a friend on Facebook

    cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd choose the Shiny Gal pin!

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  37. I would choose the picking flowers gal!
    doot65ATcomcastDOTnet

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  39. Woods Woman Doll and Pin is the best!
    Very unique!

    hiney2871@yahoo.com

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  40. Love these dolls! My favorite is Picking Flowers Gal although the armored guy is cool! I heart the shop too :)
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  41. Follow with GFC
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  42. friend of Fishing and Wishing on facebook
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  43. Guitar adventure girl of course since I have a young daughter who wants to Rock!

    mdhils(at)gmail(dot)com

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