Sunday, October 21, 2012

Donktober | And a Jack and Jenny Giveaway

Donktober. What Donktober you ask? Well, I had the same question when Erin at Missy Mac Creations emailed to invite me to participate in her Donktoberfest! And come to find out that its a celebration of all things donkey and craft related, so of course I said count me in!

When I designed Jack and Jenny, it was after a rainy vacation to Greece where there were some donkeys in a field and I really wish I had my wellies with me so I could go slog through the mud to visit them. (Who would think to pack wellies for a beach vacation to Greece!?) They looked so cute out there, but there was no way I was going to be able to slosh through that field in order to get out there for a proper hello (especially since I was a teensy bit bitter about the rain putting a damper on my supposed to be sunny beach holiday!) The memory of those cuties out there sort of stuck in my head and in my round about way,  my Jack and Jenny donkeys in rainboots collection was born. I just love what sweet faces donkeys have, don't you? And those big long ears? And now they get to wear sassy rain boots.


For inspiration, here are some projects I made using Jack and Jenny. I'm still hoping to make myself a pair of PJ bottoms soon :)

Skirts and tanktops for the Tam Ky Orphanage project

Baby blocks I made for a friend. 


So in celebration of Donktober, for all of you donkey lovers out there, I'd love to send you a FQ set of my Jack and Jenny fabric (in all 3 colors!). Just leave me a comment here and I'll randomly draw a winner on Friday 10/26/12. If you have any donkey tales to share, I'd love to hear them. And if not, I'd love to know what you might make from the fabric. As always, international entries welcome. :) And don't forget to include a way for me to contact you. Once you've left me your comment, head over to Erin's blog for loads of other Donkey related projects! There's a darn cute sock donkey project that's calling my name...

Good luck!

127 comments:

Amanda Perkins said...

Aw man, what a fun giveaway, and I love the idea of Donktober! I would definitely be making a bunch of different project bags if I'm lucky enough to get picked.

mandaUNDERSCOREmarie82ATyahooDOTcom

heart of charnwood said...

Wow, what a great giveaway, got my fingers crossed it's me! I'm thinking a cute skirt or 2 for my little girl, she would love it!! Ange x

Michele said...

Happy Donktober!

DianeY said...

I love these donkeys, but I don't remember ever meeting up with a donkey in real life! But all my granddaughters love Welles, though I think they just call them rain boots, so they would get a variety of bags & such made from them!

liberal sprinkles said...

happy Donktober! I'd love to make a picnic blanket with the fabrics.
grace

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I'm soo enjoying Donktober and have made one thing so far. LOVE your fabrics so would be a very happy winner if I were to be lucky on this occassion!! Fingers crossed! amycav at hotmail dot com

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Jack and Jenny is my favorite line of yours! I don't have any donkey stories, I just love the fabric! I'd probably make a quilt, it sure would be a cute stroller quilt or a patchwork trench coat on a child! Thank you!

giddy99 said...

SO cute! Have a glorious day, and thanks for the chance!

Fran said...

Oh how exciting! I would love to win this cute fabric!

José said...

Thank you for another great giveaway! I am actually working on the Wonky Donkey quilt at the moment and would love to make more with this beautiful fabric. I'm thinking about a big bag for my boy to put his boys in.

mom said...

I love those baby blocks! I would probably make those since I'm having my third baby in December.

stephydinger at yahoo dot com

Laurie said...

I would love to win! This collection is to die for.

Megan Wenger said...

super duper cute! my cousin has a couple donkeys. they even had one in her wedding. made for some cute pictures.

Claire Jain said...

I heard an old episode of Radiolab yesterday and they told a story about a guy named Burro Schmidt who had two donkeys named Jack and Jenny. I instantly pictured them in rain boots and thought of your fabric ;-) There's a transcript of that interview here: http://hearingvoices.com/transcript.php?fID=104

Renegade Quilter said...

Love the fabric. I would probably make some baby quilts from the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tong said...

These are so adorable! I would make set of baby gifts for a good friend who's expecting their first baby in April!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

With my son and his wife expecting twins next year, I will be making baby things. Don't have a donkey tale but would love to have one in my backyard. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kay said...

Such fun fabric, and I really love the wellies. I would love to make some cute large bags to store extra cuddly toys in for my niece. Thanks for the giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

memmens said...

What gorgeous loveliness! My husband tells a story of his dad in wellies chasing 2 donkeys that had escaped from their field - he was a big man it would have been funny to watch!

Sonia B said...

These donkey's are so cute. Thanks for the chance.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I lived on a farm when I was growing up and we had horses, but no donkeys. I love your idea for pj pants out of the cute fabric.

Karen in VT said...

Love these prints :) I'm thinking a patchwork skirt for my one year old would be quite cute....

amosandkaren(at)comcast(dot)net

Bea García said...

I love wellies!! I think I'd make pouches with this pretty fabric!

Andrea said...

something fun - maybe a small pouch, or a mini quilt!

Jan said...

I have no donkey tales to share, but I'm an animal lover, so I love this fabric. I'd use it in a child's quilt, most likely.

WandaFish said...

Donktober sounds fun!
I still have a little of your original donkey fabric and would love some Jack and Jenny to go with it! A wonky donkey quilt is calling but I'd love to make a cute skirt for my little girl too. She was so excited to have her first donkey ride :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

This is so exciting....and just in time for the holiday season. I think these fabrics would make a perfect quilt for my favorite little five year old. I'd love to try my hand at a quilt similar to the one Ashley from FilmInTheFridge made with the llama fabrics.

Pam said...

awesome giveaway, love the donkey fabric when i was little we had a donkey named Snoopy he was the best. we went everwhere with snoopy. he would carry me by my jacket. and would let us do about anything to him. when i got older my kids got a donkey named prisilla, she was a terrific donkey for my kids and my oldest grandson would ride her everyone. We lost her about to years ago and just have never found another one like her and snoopy

Anna said...

My friend in Primary School had a donkey and it was used every year in the Christmas services at the church, sadly it didn't wear wellies though... Thanks for the give away!

Karen O said...

Your donkey's are so cute. I have a vague memory of seeing some on a trip my family took when I was a kid and that i thought they were cute.

Lori said...

I have a friend who is expecting a new baby! These would be perfect for a quilt!

Amanda K said...

I love the donkeys! I'm not sure what I would use the fabric for but I enjoy looking at all the donkey inspiration.

Kathryn said...

These would be great for the preemie quilts I make for the local hospital. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lynn F said...

A friend and I often carpool to work and on the way pass a field of donkeys. We had an epic battle as to whether the donkeys were miniature or regular sized. (They were regular sized- I won!). I love love love your Jack and Jenny fabric. Here's hoping.

Lisa Marie said...

When my son was in elementary school we took a trip to Arizona. Somewhere on that trip I remember driving through a rural area and we passed a small fenced-in field with a handful of donkeys in it. My son was very excited as he had never seen donkeys before. Happy Donktober!

JuneBug said...

Donktober! I love it! We have no donkey tales, but we have some goats living in our back yard that love it when the girls are out on the deck yellin' :)

barb said...

I love this giveaway!! Thank ypu babscorbitt@gmail.com

Laura said...

Happy Donktober! thanks for the chance at some of these great fabrics!

Flying Blind... said...

I rode a donkey once when I was about 12, not a nice one on the beach, but an old ned in a field - I lasted about 3 seconds, but it was fun!

AngieSue said...

We saw a ton of adorable donkeys in Ireland, too (usually with rain...). I love your fabric!

Isisjem said...

I just won a bit of these so maybe entering here is a bit greedy but I can tell you a donkey story: Across the road from me growing up was a small holding and they had a couple of donkeys. I could watch them out of my bedroom window or on walks feed them grass or a carrot through the hedge and I'd love watching them. I had no idea how old donkeys lived to but I marvelled that these kept going for so many years. It was only just before the farmer died he told me if a donkey died he'd always buy a replacement to keep the other company. So actually I'd been watching lots of different donkeys over the years and I hadn't realised...although it did explain why one changed colour a bit ;-)

supersara20 said...

If we win the lottery and subsequently buy our dream ranch the Mr. has promised to get me some donkeys, I love them.

Pat said...

I love those donkeys in wellies! I'd make a zippered pouch and a tote bag. thanks for designing such a fabulous collection!

Beezus said...

I would love these donkeys! I would probably make a pillow for a friend's child. His big sister already received a quilt from me, and I heard his room is decorated with animals. :)

blue.crab said...

These would look great with your new camping fabric...for a rainy day camping quilt!

Laura said...

What a great giveaway! Happy Donktober!

Jennie P. said...

I love that tank top! Thanks so much for the chance!

Kelsey said...

Oooo! I would make a quilt for my daughter for those rainy days to snuggle up on the couch :)

drmithome said...

Love the donkeys and wellies. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mama Spark said...

HAPPY DONKTOBER!!! I hope you celebrated well. I love your donkey fabric so much. I told a friend about it and she bought some. She has some mini donkeys. I would share with her so she would have enough to make a donktastic quilt for herself!!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

You can't imagine how much I love these donkeys!! I just made a collection of burp cloths and blankets for my nieces baby using these donkeys!

Beth said...

Can't think of any donkey tales but if I win, I actually think I'd make those baby blocks for my little one - so cute!

Allison C said...

I have been cranking out lots of items that I'm donating to a benefit auction for a friend who has brain cancer. These prints would help me make more journal covers, coasters, and I-spy placemats.

quiltmania said...

What adorable fabric. It would make a wonderful basket for my grandkids' room. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Tamie said...

Oh I'd love to make a quilt with the donkey fabric.

Allison said...

thank you so much for a chance to win these great fabrics! I would make them into a baby quilt or two. Happy Donktober!

Marcia W. said...

My brother had two donkeys because they supposedly keep the coyotes and animals away from the calves when they were born. They were in our field, attacked the calves and were rather mean, so Bro gave them away. For now, we listen to the hee-haw in the neighbors field. Now, your wellie donkeys are sweet ones and I have 5 grandnieces who would love this fabric made into an outfit or blankie.

bee said...

cute giveaway idea!

Amy Friend said...

They are so stinkin' cute!

Cecilia said...

My father-in-law has two donkeys, Sarah and Elvis, in our pasture and our 2 year old granddaughter loves to feed them apples. :-). I would make a pillow for her to use when she is here. Thanks for the chance to win such cute fabric.

Waverlee said...

I love this range. I would make a quilt with it. Thanks for the generous giveaway :)

barbara woods said...

great fabric would love to win. i would make baby things and a tween quilt thanks

Susan said...

My husband and I took a trip to Spain. We visited a quaint village and took a tour on donkeys through the narrow streets. I ended up falling off my donkey and if that wasn't embarrassing enough, I burst into tears of embarrassment.

Robin noteverstill said...

I had totally forgotten about this but back when mt husband was just my boyfriend, more than a decade ago, we took a trip through Greece. We both posed with donkeys all up and down the hills of Mykonos. Those photos are pre-digital so of course I have no idea where they are...

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Aw, I love the wellies!! So cheery! Just what you need on a rainy day!

Rachelle said...

They do donkey rides at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch here, boys both enjoy riding them.

Anna Sander said...

I love the skirts you made! I would probably make pjs for my 3 girls...

Kelli said...

Oh my. I've been drooling over these donkeys for the longest time!! I just love them.. Soooo swoon-worthy. My fondest donkey-related memory was seeing and petting two little mini-donkeys that lived at a bed and breakfast/farm in Sisters, OR. They looked just like Donkey in Shrek. Fingers and toes crossed for the giveaway. Thanks for the chance! xo

amy and the bad cats said...

i love donkeys. one of my favorite books as a small child had a donkey (actually, it was a burro, but there's a minor difference)as the main character!

FabricDonkey said...

Love, love, love, your donkeys in wellies! I like donkeys well enough and oddly enough I have become known as "THE Donkey" which makes me laugh. I'm not sure if it's meant to be flattering or not, haha. I now have various donkey paraphernalia in my work space, including my upcoming Donktober project. ;)

Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway!

Fran said...

I love the story behind these fabrics. I don't have any donkey related tales of my own but they're an animal that I've always really liked. I'd love to make a quilt for my friend's little boy, he's very fond of donkeys at the moment! Thanks for the chance to win.

Gill said...

Wow! These great fabrics would make a fabulous picnic quilt!

Margaret said...

The owner of my local quilt shop has 8 donkeys. She had one and because she did when seven were rescued from a farm, she took them in.

Susanne said...

That's a lovely story :) I could tell you some pony tales. Thank god we have a sunny autumn here so I can do a lots of nice rides with Amy.
Susanne

Hannah said...

so fun! I'd definitely love to make a baby quilt with these prints. My baby boy just showed up ahead of schedule, before I had the chance to finish a quilt for him, and I can't wait to correct that as soon as possible!

Deb said...

Donkeys are adorable. We go walking past one most nights and he is so friendly. Always comes up for a nuzzle. I do sometimes think I have my own donkey tho as my hubby can be a real ass at times ;)

ELNM said...

Donktober is new to me, but I'm in! I love Jack & Jenny! I'm not sure yet what I would make with it, but whatever it is it would be fun. Thanks for the chance!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

thorngrove said...

Donktober! LOL!
I'm not sure precisely what, but I'd definitely make something for my twin nieces with the fabric.

hevemi said...

My grandson and his fiancee' just informed us of a baby to be born. What a present a blanket and all made of these fabrics would make!

B Greene said...

I would love to make a baby quilt or two from this fun fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

craftytammie said...

Love your fabrics - so adorable! These would make a super sweet baby quilt!

Megan said...

This fabric is wild!! Love it. I would probably make a baby quilt for all the babies I know being born.

kbzelazny said...

So cute! I'm seeing lounge pants for me, and baby quilts for nieces! Thanks so much!

SewSuzie said...

So cute - I don't have any donkey stories but here in Australia you always have to upend your wellies before putting them on to make sure no nasties have decided on making them their new home - and we also know wellies as gumboots.

Gooses Bags and Gifts said...

Love the donkeys!

Juliana Colombo said...

I would love to do those baby blocks, for my litttle girl, Josefina

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What adorable fabric...those donkeys are just too cute! I'd make baby quilts with it...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

knottygnome said...

i'm not so much a donkey fan, but i do love me some rain boots! i used to have a tall yellow pair that i adored. i was super sad when the straps broke and i could no longer wear them. thanks for the giveaway! your designs are so fun.

Cathy said...

If I won your fabulous prize I would make a baby quilt to showcase these adorable donkeys.
Don't have any stories of my own about donkeys but love yours!
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm not sure what I would make from it, but I seem to be curating a fabulous collection of your fabric. It's all so cute!

Andrea said...

Such sweet donkeys! For the past 25+ years we've had three Mediterranean donkeys living just across from our house. Our two sons grew up taking care of them when their owners were vacationing. Faro, Avora and a name I can't remember were such a part of our lives....now when the grandkids come they go feed saltine crackers to the remaining two.....the original neighbor owners both passed away and willed them to our other neighbor. I'd love to make a kids quilt or some girly shorts (3 granddaughters! )

Helen said...

I don't have any donkey tales to share, but I gotta say... these will make super cute pillow covers for my children! They would LOVE it!

Lee said...

I am thinking my nieces would love some cute pjs made out of this sweet design! thank you!

Kirsten said...

I love these donkeys (not something I usually say!)!!

Sfredette said...

I've been using little bits of the wellies (and perfectly perched) in my Farmer's Wife blocks, but I'd love to do a whole quilt and snuggle with such adorable donkeys!

Meredith said...

No donkey tails for me to share! :) I would love to make a fun, cheerful quilt out of these!

Francine said...

Hiya! I didn't know Jack & Jenny was still available! It's so silly & whimsical and I think the fqs would make an awesome silly Christmas gift quilt for my 3 year old daughter. Thanks!

sguday said...

Oh, that would make such a cute quilt, I love the colours!

Judith said...

Am holidaying in Greece at the moment and see a lot of donkeys here on the island. I'd love to make some bags and things for my little nephew with the fabric.

kayajoy said...

Cute, cute, cute. I'd make my kids his & hers pillow cases & a few little project bags. CUTE!

Marcia R said...

Can you answer a question? Can two donkeys mate and have a baby donkey?

Thanks for the giveaway!

JustPam said...

This is just the cutest fabric. Gonna go check out all the projects using it and choose one in case I win!

B said...

Love your fabric collections, every one of them.

Poppyprint said...

Oh, how I love the humble donkey. I cannot see one without exclaiming "DUNKEEEEE" a la Shrek. Your wellies design is just too cute. Thanks for sharing, as always!

Victoria said...

I would make curtains for my studio!

Adella said...

Howdy! Absolutely LOVE your donkey fabric. I have a gray Donkey named Sara that we have had for 11 years. We also have chickens that free range, and before we made a whole in the fence, we simply just cut the fence so our chickens could free range into the backyard. All at the same time, our sweet donkey, Sara went through the fence tha t was cut and ended up in our chicken coop, eating the chicken food! Lol, what a funny donkey!!
-Adella Smith
-paintquilts@gmail.com

LethargicLass said...

I love donkeys because they are so darn sweet looking and their babies are adorable :)

Karen said...

This is a fun giveaway! I don't have any donkey stories. We did have a great visit to an alpaca farm this summer and they are pretty cute too.

Klemm Family said...

Fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed :)
I have so many projects on my to-do list. I'd love to have an excuse to complete one!
skklemm at gmail dot com

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

ooo- if I win, it's MINE, not the kids, since it's my birthday this week, right? LOL

in that case, i'd make a tablet cover!

Paige said...

I have always loved this fabric! I've made many aprons for gifts, but have never gotten around to making one for myself...maybe I would finally treat myself to one with this?!

Johanna said...

Sadly, I don't have any donkey stories to share but I would love to use them in my hexagon project while I am stuck in Spain (for learning Spanish) without my sewing machine :)

Barb said...

Happy Donktober! I am making bunches of bags and totes for gifts this year. These donkeys would be fun to use. I could even fussy cut some for the smaller bags.

tartankiwi said...

My almost 2 year old son is OBSESSED with his new welly boots, so I'd definitely have to make something for him if I were lucky enough to win your amazing giveaway- maybe a cushion cover or quilt for when I'm brave enough to move him into a big bed?

Amy DeCesare said...

I don't know any donkeys personally, but I'd love to make tote bags from those awesome fabrics!

Unknown said...

Such fun fabric. I would make a quilt for my beautiful nieces!
Deborah

Chiska said...

I'm collecting fabric to make a rain quilt. I grew up where it rains all the time, but now I live in a high mountain desert so I really miss it. I love the donkey's sweet faces as well.

JaneB said...

I met my first donkeys at an organic farm where my son has been working. They also have llamas. If I won this sweet fabric I'd make them a quilt - the farmers, that is!

Dolly said...

I think that kitchen accessories made from these fabrics would bring a smile to my face daily !

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you so much !

And please remove word verification from your comments section. It's very difficult to make out.

heartsease54 said...

Bad luck about the rain on your holiday-but it just gives you a reason to go back! With my birthday coming up next Monday, winning these would be a wonderful present (hint, hint) although I do know that you do a random draw.

LochKnitsMonster said...

I would make a tote bag so I could carry them around with me.

Stephanie C. said...

I love this fabric so much!

charlotte said...

I would love to win some of this. I bought some in one of the colorways when it came out and made a quilt for my newest grandson. But I love the pink colorway and would love to make a girly version for my great niece. I know she would love it.

Annie C said...

I'm thinking of cute little matching his and hers bags for my twin nephew and niece... Thank you for offering this. All your designs are so fun.

mary mahoo said...

I'd make a bag just for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

rachandcarl said...

these donkeys are so cute. id love to make a mini quilt for my wall and some matching cushions.

Wonderful Whittacres said...

I just love the donkeys in boots and I know my girls would too. Thanks for a cute giveaway! lkwhittacre (at) gmail (dot) com