7.4.11

Softearth's World (& a Give-Away)

Have you ever visited Marie of Softearth's World? She creates magic with soft New Zealand wool.

Thanks to Marie, my springtime mantelpiece has come to life with little doves nesting beneath a pussy willow bower...

And Crystal Gnomes guarding the light of hearth & home (doesn't the round shape of these little gnomes make you want to pick one up and cradle it gently in the palm of your hand?)

Another of my favorite creations by Marie is this Koru fern princess (she has not yet joined the celebration of my springtime mantelpiece, but perhaps someday soon...) Here is her story:

Deep in the New Zealand bush, a little Koru forest princess dwells. With her beautiful unfurling fern frond, she sways in the gentle breeze and smiles. When the trampers walk by, they cannot detect her, though they comment on the beautiful ferns laid out on the forest floor.

KORU- The Koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life,growth,strength and peace.

When I mentioned to Marie that I planned to feature some of her creations on my blog, she generously offered to turn my blog-post into a Springtime Celebration Give-Away!

Please leave a comment at the end of this post if you would like to win a Spring Fairy, garbed in green...

Four Dew-Drop Children...

And a bevy of Rainbow Birds (or as Marie says, "Out of the sky and under the rainbow flew these rainbow birds!")

Don't forget to leave a comment if you would like these treasures from Marie's Soft Earth Art Etsy shop to join your Springtime nature table (and please feel free to re-post about the give-away on your own blog, if you wish!) Comments for this give-away will be open for one week.

Thank you, Marie, for offering this generous give-away, and thank you to everyone who has stopped by my blog today to say, "Hello..."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 UPDATE: A winner for the give-away was chosen by random number generator. Congratulations to Jen of SewnNatural!

53 comments:

  1. Love them! I have tried felting a few birds myself so I know the work and skill it takes to make little creatures as nice as these. Really lovely!

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  2. I adore Softearth's world! Absolutely lovely work, full of light and love! I would just scream with excitement if I won. This is such a generous giveaway!

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  3. I love her work, each piece is such a work of art! What a beautiful giveaway!

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  4. Wow, what a wondrous giveaway! (: (: I have loved Marie's work for a long time. So sweet and lovely and breathing of the spirit of nature. I do hope I win! xo

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  5. Oh yes! I love her work! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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  6. Gorgeous work! Thank you so much for letting us know about this artist - and for the giveaway. :)

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  7. oh i love her creations.....this is an awesome giveaway!

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  8. I work in a waldorf kindergarten in Poland and I must admit I pretty love those birds!! So cute!! I definitely have to do them! Thanks for an inspiration!!:):):):)

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  9. Wow, these are just lovely! I'd love a chance to win one these items. Thanks Marie and your blog for sharing such a wonderful giveaway!

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  10. Beautiful! Thank you for the chance! The little birds in the nest are so sweet!

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  11. Marie is just lovely. i have done some wonderful trades with her, recently for a bird mobile- which reminds me, I need to finish one more doll for her :)

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  12. Those creations are delightful! I am constantly delighted with the inspiration you present on your blog. And such generous give aways too.

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  13. All of Marie's creations are so lovely! I love reading her blog!

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  14. i love Marie's work. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Truly wonderful blog with delightful items in the shop. I particularly love the faires and the notebooks - what a wonderful talent Marie has. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  16. Oh, my bevy of sprites, gnomes, fairies, and insects would love to have some more company!! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely little treasures.

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  17. I would love to enter. They really are soft and spring like
    Blessings
    Gae
    I love her blog too.

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  18. Oooh I would love to win such beautiful treasures! I'm crossing my fingers. :)

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  19. I love her creations. What a generous giveaway.

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  20. Marie's work is soooo amazing! I adore her creations. She has helped me along the way with different questions I have had setting up my own etsy shop. You know when one of her creations arrive in the mail that they have been truly made with love and devotion for her craft. I admire her talent. Lovely to see some more of her beautiful work. Warmly, Alison xxx

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  21. What beautiful work and such a generous giveaway!

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  22. oh, her work is so magical! what beautiful pieces she makes, and what a generous giveaway. our nature table would be so lucky, and so would we all. thank you!

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  23. Oh Marie's work is so beautiful! How generous to offer a giveaway!
    ~ joey ~
    joeyvo@telus.net

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  24. What a gorgeous addition to a nature table! Felting is my new addiction - I hope I'll become half as good!

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  25. what a generous gift!! there is no question that the nature table at my preschool would be blessed to have such beauty added to it. thank you!! thank you MB! and thank you Marie!!
    (fingers crossed)

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  26. I love Marie's blog. It is one that I treasure and keep till last to read as it always puts a smile on my face. Her creations are amazing!

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  27. Oh Marie's work is just beautiful! What a pleasure it would be to win one of her creations. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Oh... her work is fabulously beautiful... what wonderful wool! I work with wool too... but it doesn't come out quite like that! I would love to see them in person!

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  29. Beautiful work! And a lovely and helpful she is.
    I would be thrilled to win this giveaway...okay, so would my littlest, but mostly me.

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  30. I would be grateful for anything that Marie made.
    I drool over each and every creation of hers. I would love to see/have/hold her work.

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  31. Wonderful - so soft and just beautiful. Our family would love to see them first hand. Thanks for sharing with all of us. fingers crossed....

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  32. Wow, Marie is always so generous with giving her treasures.
    Thanks for hosting this one and for sharing your treasures for inspiration also.

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  33. Wow, everything is so beautiful! Thank you for the chance!

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  34. Beautiful! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  35. How fun and beautiful! I would love to own one of these works of art! Andie @ be.a.bookworm@hotmail.com

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  36. I really like her work. I've been needle-felting for about 8 months and I just can't get the hang of 3D, so WOW to anyone who can do 3D. I'm ok at the flat work.

    the Gnome of GnomeCentral

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  37. Gorgeous! I love all of Marie's creations - one very talented lady. Thanks for the chance.

    Natalie x

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  38. Her stuff is just so beautiful and the work is so fine and detailed! Who wouldn't love to own one of her swoonworthy creations. Count me in please. I visit her blog quite often just to drool and dream of the things I may one day own.

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  39. it would be great to win!! http://lifeasaschoolhouse.com

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  40. I would love to be entered...such sweet offerings! Her work is magical :)

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  41. I am in love.. such beauty to grace the nature table!
    With love
    Shanti

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  42. Just lovely.
    I often check out Marie's Blog.
    I tried to make the Spring Faries, but it is obviously a real art, as ours didn't look 'quite' like the ones in the giveaway! So for that reason alone we would be thrilled to win.

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  43. The Spring Fairy is so dainty and gentle! The children and birds are so beautiful too! Thanks for offering such a lovely giveaway!

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  44. This is a great giveaway! I woul love to win!

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  45. Love them!! Would love to add them to our spring nature table!

    : ) Thanks for the opportunity, I've admired her work for years now!
    xoxo
    MaryLea

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  46. Wow what beautiful felt creations! My son is not yet two months old so our spring nature table is our first, we would love to add a Softearth creation to our table. Thank you for sharing!

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  47. Marie's site is so great - I truly enjoy visiting. I would love the dew-drop children, but
    would be happy with anything from Marie.

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  48. Wow, all these creations exude calm and happiness, so wonderful! So happy to have for your site. Thanks for your generosity!

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  49. Everything in her store is so sweet. I really like the "Three Babies in Baskets".
    Thank you.
    Marie

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  50. Hey, I like all of it! Thanks for sharing.

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