It’s contest time again!!!

This weekend was my 30th birthday and I didn’t have time to make ANYTHING! OMG. So instead, I’ll give something away!
Here’s the skinny:
I love getting fresh ideas, so tell me the next kind of doll you’d like me to make and the suggestion that I pick will win my ENITRE PATTERN COLLECTION! Woot!
Entries must be recieved By Friday, May 30th and the winner will be announce next Tuesday, June 3rd!!
Sound good? Hooray!
The last time I had this contest this was born:
Pretty Platy
Can you top it?

And so you don’t think I just drank Sangria and didn’t work at all last week…here’s a peek at what’s coming out of my head for Pimp Stitch.
Turtle

Bring on the suggestions!!!

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96 thoughts on “It’s contest time again!!!

  1. Helen Wang says:

    What about a dragon?

  2. I think you should make a Kangaroo or a Lemur!

  3. julia says:

    i would really love it if you made a sloth – three-toed to be precise..!! ❀

  4. Vicki says:

    How about an axolotl? It is an endangered species, and it’s really, really cute for a slimy amphibian…

  5. Laurie Wilson says:

    I would love to see an water collection! Like a seal, otter, whale, dolphin, starfish, jellyfish, or just regular ole fish! I think this would be great for summer!

  6. Kimberly Quan says:

    I would love a pattern for a Sugar Glider, it’s like a squirrel but with wing flaps. My kids have being wanting one for a pet but they’re illegal in CA. I’d be able to make them each there very own legal pocket pet.

  7. Jen says:

    Loch Ness monster, Yeti, mythical creatures.

  8. Jessica McGregor says:

    Quail? My daughter is suggesting a car, perhaps a VW Beetle or bus.

  9. Dianna Key says:

    I really love the astrological cats, too cute,
    but I was thinkin a baby of the month, something
    cutsie, about 10 to 12 inches with adorable little
    outfits. From what I see, you can pull if off, :).
    Love your work.

  10. Jenna St. Arnauld says:

    I’d love to see a bat–not a scary bat but say a flying fox and it would rock if it was all wrapped up the way that they do when they are sleeping. Or better yet–a pair hugging!

  11. Susanne says:

    I would love to see a peacock with it’s beautiful feathers.

  12. nova says:

    what I would like to see are some little birds, humming birds maybe? I think you are just the person to create something so beautiful!!!

  13. Julie says:

    I would like to see dinosaurs.

  14. Sandee says:

    What about a cute rattie – without the long nose most people seem to think they have
    Or a really cute possum

  15. Marta says:

    I would like to see a flower collection (with smiling faces), for example a daisy or a rose.

  16. I would love, love a cute little fairy! Or sets of different types of fairies, such as woodland, water, tooth fairy, etc. Thanks!!

  17. I would love for you to make a crocheted guitar or another musical instrument. Thanks!

  18. Michelle says:

    How about a big-toothed beaver?

  19. Larissa says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    I think a collection of cute bugs would be great! My first choice would be a ladybug, followed by a grasshopper, butterfly, caterpillar, lightning bug, etc. Thanks for all the terrific patterns…I always look forward to your emails to see what you’ve come up with!

    Larissa

  20. Emily S says:

    I vote for a ring-tailed lemur. They’re my favorite to watch at the zoo and they have the cutest faces. Not to mention you could make a really awesome long, ringed tail! Happy B-Day!

  21. Miranda says:

    Meerkat!!! Meerkat!!!!

  22. Emma-Louise says:

    I’d love to see a unicorn to be honest. Could be done in white, with a lovely shimmery yarn for the horn, tail and mane. Ohh, I’m getinng excited thinking about it. Unicorns are so pretty and magical. You could do a whole magical theme with it:)

    Happy 30th birthday too, hope you got loads of great pressies (yarn lol!). Enjoy

    Emma xxx

  23. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday.. How about a penguin?

  24. orkaloca says:

    Hi ^_^
    I’m a snail breeder (not as food but as pet) so I’d like to see a big Giant African Landsnail. Snails are so cute, so quiet, so paceful. I love snails, and expecially Giant African (Achatina achatina) ’cause they can have a 25cm long shell! (you can see them here:

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o273/Ninoquinha/Tomsecaracis020.jpg)

    BYE ^_^

  25. Mary says:

    How about a wombat buddy for the platypus to play with πŸ™‚

  26. Bonney says:

    How about a guinea pig with some personality? Anything I’ve seen so far looks like a potato with legs!! I bet you could come up with something clever!!

  27. Jeni says:

    I love that you make the chubby animals and I was thinking a cute little fox, big chubby head, round body, and beautiful equally chubby tail! πŸ™‚ I won’t lie, I use firefox and there is a fox themed browser that has a little fox that was the inspiration! I think you could make the cutest little forest creatures!! Woody needs some woodland friends.

  28. Connie says:

    How about a sea turtle with a baby that can sit on it’s back?

  29. sarah says:

    belated birthday wishes…

    how about a geckko…

  30. Kari says:

    I vote for cars/trucks – toys for boys!

    Car, truck, fire engine, airplane, construction vehicles….

  31. McKenna says:

    Happy Birthday! I love all of the patterns you make. Might a suggest a super hero…maybe Batman?

  32. janet says:

    I would love to see a whole flower collection. There are so many different flowers that you could make a really big collection with them.

  33. lisa says:

    How about a Unicorn or a giraffe????

  34. tammy says:

    I would love to see a fairy, gnome or wizard. It would be great for you to do a series with that theme or even harry potter doll or characters from that movie…..
    hope you had a wonderful birthday…
    warmest blessings…..

  35. bladerunner says:

    I’d love to see a polar bear. One that doesn’t look like the average brown teddy bear kind of bear. Or a penguin. Honestly, I’d love a penguin and polar bear set.

    Hippo birdies!

  36. SANDI MAIN says:

    I THINK YOU SHOULD MAKE A SNAIL.

  37. Lynne Provost says:

    Happy Birthday…..enjoy many more!
    How about a cute armadillo baby.

  38. Susan says:

    I’d like to see some type of fairy.
    Something with very big eyes.
    It should be so ugly that it’s cute!

  39. susan says:

    squirrel, giraffe, budgy or cockatiel, frog or tadpole, horse, brownie, elf, wombat,orca, octapus, starfish, seahorse, tree(with a face of course),camera, worm, butterfly, caterpillar, teacup, teapot

  40. susan says:

    shoot i forgot to say happy birthday!!! also a hedgehog, and a salamander

  41. Yoonie says:

    A Lemur with a cheeky green! Chubby, bushy tailed and big-eyed cute stare on the face!!

    Happy Birthday…All the way from Malaysia!!!

  42. rachel says:

    I’d like another turtle!

  43. leah says:

    Happy Birthday! How about a dolphin?

  44. Megan says:

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I would really Love to see an African Princess or some different multiracial dolls, you could definitely make up some really pretty ones

  45. Selene Cheng says:

    Horseshoe crab.

  46. Melisa Cuevas says:

    I think that a cocodrile or a llama! That would be really cute! =)

  47. Robin says:

    I vote for a wombat!

  48. Alison says:

    I think you should do a blue-footed booby!!! It’s hysterical that they really are incredibly blue!

  49. Kay Brown says:

    I think an astronaut doll with a sparkly silver spaceship. Maybe with other accessories such as sun, moon, saturn, or stars.
    For Earthbound how about a jellyfish, kookaburra, doctor or nurse?

  50. Adrianna says:

    I think you should make a wallabee, like Rocko, or a turtle that looks like Filbert or Hefer, the cow from the old “Rocko’s Modern Life” cartoon. Also I think a collection of old school robots, wrestlers or superheroes with interchangeable costumes (sort of like the CYOA Pokes) would be cool.

  51. Melissa H says:

    have you done a nest full of baby birds??? If not, I would like to see that–in honor of spring!

  52. Tricia says:

    well, you’ve made a platypus, how about a cute spiky echidna to join his Aussie friend!?

  53. Amanda says:

    I also was thinking a dragon. I know someone else has mentioned it so I am not worried about the prize, but finding a cute dragon has been non conclusive and I know you could do it!

  54. Bethany says:

    How about a ladybug to go with a baby afghan that I recently made?

  55. Tamsin says:

    Here are my favourite animals that are under-represented in the knitting/crochet world:

    1. Pikas [http://raysweb.net/wildlife/pages/06.html]

    2. Red Pandas

    3. Tapirs, especially baby ones
    [http://www.rp-online.de/layout/showbilder/331-tapir_baby_mandula_zoo_budapest2_ap.jpg]

    4. Capybaras

    5. Meerkats and Prairie Dogs
    (quite similar in a furry-standing-up-y way)

  56. Berri Ellis says:

    How about a WOMBAT! I think they are Austrailian and darn cute. My three year old looks like a wombat, that is if she was an animal:). We call her Meggi Wombat and she would love to have one. Your patterns are AWESOME!!! Thanks, Berr

  57. Jen says:

    You know what is awfully cute is the red-tailed panda. My brother got a stuffed one for my daughter b/c it’s his favorite animal at the Brooklyn Zoo. Here are some good shots: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Panda

  58. Jen says:

    ((oops))
    I meant red panda, not red-tailed panda

  59. Nyxxie says:

    Puppy dogs or any kind of dogs.

  60. Virginia says:

    Happy fruits and veggies!

  61. Sarah says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to see a flamingo! I have only seen one pattern ever for a flamingo and it was for knitters – and it was hideous! A cute chubby little flamingo to make you think of tropical paradises – especially when the summer weather just doesn’t want to kick in yet!

    Or . . . and I may be getting a little nostalgic here – but I would also LOVE to see something inspired by the 80’s fantasy movie, THE LABYRINTH. That funny little caterpillar in the beginning, the cutesy goblins, there’s so many ideas to be pulled from that movie – and let’s not forget how HOT David Bowie was as the goblin king yes?

  62. I’d love to see a crocheted guitar or some other kind of musical instrument. Thanks!

  63. Breanna says:

    orangutan! I think that their babies are just adorable and of course it would need a diaper

  64. Peg Mawby says:

    The Cotton-Top Tamarin. This cute little monkey is about the size of a squirrel and has a funny “little old man” kind of face with a fluffy white “cotton-top” on his head. Since I am new to crochet and amigurumi I will be happy to try any new pattern. Thanks!

  65. Dee says:

    I have the wonderful pleasure of taking my 20-month old son, Calvin, to work with me every day where my sister and I work for our Dad. In the front office, my sister has a large aquarium with 3 red-eared slider turtles. Calvin loves to help his Aunt feed them earthworms. He gets especially excited about catching bugs (beetles specifically) outside and carrying them in to feed to the turtles.

    Ok, so with that being said, here’s my idea of a fun doll to make. … A cute little red-eared turtle with worms/bugs that you can “feed” him (take in/out of his mouth).

    Otherwise, I’d love anything that I could make for my little boy to play with!

  66. Andrea says:

    Happy belated birthday1 You are making me feel soooo old LOL!!
    I’d love to see a pattern for a baby dragon1 Or a rat – I love rats! Or some “off the wall” type rabbits…………
    Happy stitching!
    Andrea

  67. judith says:

    Happy b-day ! How about a mermaid doll! My daughter loves mermaids and wants to be one.(she thinks they are real)Use with worstweight yarn.Simpley soft is great,durable and washes up nice. You have great patterns and are Easy to understand. Thank you

  68. rene cook says:

    a peacock!!!

  69. rene cook says:

    or a swan!!!

  70. Toni says:

    a phoenix

  71. Toni says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! drink all the sangria you’d like…it’s your special day!

  72. Vicki says:

    this is for Tamsin: I just saw your comment about meerkats, and I actually found a meerkat crochet pattern the other day, maybe it was on craftzine or someplace? if you google it, you should find it. It’s super cute!!!

  73. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday,, how about an alligator?

  74. will durham says:

    Frankenstein, big-foot, or a baby gorilla…or a ‘bush baby’ (i think form Australia).

  75. glenna says:

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I would love a beautiful parrot amigurumi.
    Thanks

  76. De'Anna says:

    Hello and a very Happy Birthday to you!!
    I have 2 ideas (hope that is ok)
    Both of these I cannot seem to find patterns to crochet and love them both!
    Alpaca –wonderful fiber comes from them and they are so cute with their big ol’ eyes.
    Weiner dog (dachshund or doxen) :)–they have such great personailites that I just know you could catch in your designs.
    Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    What great ideas you have in front of you to pick from *yikes*

  77. Briana says:

    How about an alpaca. They are so cute and very popular now.

    Or, a flamingo with assorted hats to wear along with maybe clothes.

    Happy Birthday!

  78. Shalom says:

    I think you should do a collection of Endangered animal series with a little bio attached to the little guys. A percentage of the sale of the patterns could go to an angency that protects them.

    You can also do a Flora and Fauna series. Cute Flowers, Cute Leaves, Cute Apple Trees, Cute Fir Trees, etc..

    I know that two for ya.

  79. orkaloca says:

    I’ve had a nice idea, I think… You could do a cuttlefish that change colour like a real one!
    I explain…
    You can do a “cuttlefish base”, let’s say in light brown, for exemple.
    Now, a cuttlefish has a flat back and a flat head, hasn’t it?
    You can now do some separate and colorful “back plates” and “head plates” that you can attach to the cuttlefish’s back and head with little buttons (may be snap buttons).
    In that way you can have a cuttlefish that change color, because when you want to change colour to the cuttlefish you can just take off the and replace it with another one of different color.

    ^_______^
    I’d love a similar thing.

    bye and happy birthday!

  80. orkaloca says:

    errata corrige

    “take off the and replace”

    is

    “take off the plates and replace”

  81. Tamsin says:

    Thanks Vicky! I guess you mean this?
    http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/2007/10/the-meerkats-ha.html

    Can’t decide if they’re hilarious or a bit scary-looking! πŸ™‚

  82. luv2stitch says:

    Would love to see an Anteater. Happy Birthday!

  83. Clara says:

    Oh I sent a reply to the newsletter but maybe i was supposed to put my entry here.

    I would love to see a large hedgehog with some sort of accessory like a fruit.
    I just love hedgehogs

  84. Sarah Wiggin says:

    I would love to see one of those colorful poisonous looking tree frogs, with big huge eyes! Or a colorful gecko or lizard, with big huge eyes!

  85. Alicia Behrends says:

    Happy Birthday!!! How about a cute little weasel, a ferret or mink, they are so cute and they are very funny as well. They hunch their backs up and do barrel rolls all over! πŸ™‚ I had two of them and they are no longer with us but my gosh they are adorable animals. A skunk with a furry tail and a mohawk would be cute. A donkey would be funny too!! Hee Haw!!

  86. zeropixie says:

    Happy Birthday!! Once my brain got going I came up with a whole list but here are a few.
    Military Nomes, Alpaca, Llama, Goat, Warthog, Camel, Cape buffalo.

  87. What about an entire chess set? It would entail making a king, queen, tower, horse, etc. etc. and the chess board. On other words a magnum opus!

    Happy birthday!

  88. Virginia says:

    A chinchilla!

  89. missy says:

    Ice cream cone… i’m hungry… can you tell? LOL!

  90. Stacey Ball says:

    Hmmmmm, I’m going to vote on a high heel shoe. I miss wearing heels.

  91. Alissa says:

    A badger – mostly because I’ve been trying to work out a pattern but have failed miserably.

  92. Allie says:

    I can’t believe you made a platypus. That is really, really cool.

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