Friday, December 17, 2010

A Mini-Merle Giveaway




Merry Christmas from Mini-Merle.

To win Mr. Merle please leave me a comment (if you are reading this on my Facebook feed, please click on my blog to leave a comment). You can simply say "hi!", or tell me your favorite kind of cookie, or your favorite thing to do in the snow, or your favorite Christmas movie. Any of those will do! Comments will be closed 12 pm on Sunday the 19th and the winner will be chosen out of a hat on Monday---then Merle will be on his way to your doorstep before Christmas.

Good luck to you! Here is Merle's bio again. He's a bit Scroogey (sort of a stretch), so I thought it was fitting.


Merle is through with the fast-paced life in the business world. He made this decision after getting very worked up over smudged up ink on a very important document. He started growling like a savage bear and pouncing around the office inspecting everyone's pen cup to find the guilty ink-smudger-upper. When he discovered that he, himself, was the ink-smudger-upper he felt like a ninny. He quit his job, and immediately went out and enjoyed a piece of honey cake and hot cocoa. He now leads a very soft and gentle existence. He sells cotton candy on a busy street corner to make money to buy honey cakes and support his cats, and in his free time he sews all his old business ties into quilts for people who don't have warm blankets. He does all of these things in his bear suit to remind him of his previous, ridiculous ways.

37 comments:

beefranck said...

I love Merle. :)

Oh, and my favorite cookie is chocolate chip, and my favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life. :)

Eva said...

Too cute!!!

My fave cookies are gingerbread & recently I watched "Love Actually" so that's my fave Christmas movie right now :)

whitty said...

So wonderful!!!

I am on a Snickerdoodle kick at the moment, last year we slid in the snow on chicken feed sacks and my favorite christmas movie is probably A Christmas Story.

Crossing my fingers!

Rosemoo said...

Definitely think a mini merle would be a lovely addition. Hi Indeed!!! :D

Melissa said...

I LOVE him!

My favourite cookies right now are these chocolate mint ones I made recently - they were perfect and crackly on top

Thanks for the giveaway

Kimber-Leigh said...

Merle is such a cutie :)

Ginger snaps are my favourite cookies, but chocolate chip run a very close second...actually I like cookies in general.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how sweet Merle is! I could gain some inspiration from him. And we could watch "Meet me in St. Louis" (my favorite Christmas movie) together.

marisa said...

Mini-Merle is mega-awesome ;p

My (new) favourite cookie is a dark chocolate and fleur de sel shortbread cookie!! Very addictive, unfortunately :) But happily, the baker only makes them Sept-May (because they're too delicate for the hot weather), so I'm safe for a few months of the year! My go-to fav is dark chocolate chip/raisin oatmeal cookies :D

KiTTYPiNKSTaRS said...

Oooh I am your biggest fan! He would look great with all my moustachioed men! I adore Merle!!

My favourite cookie is snowflake white chocolate chip!

My favourite thing to do in the snow is walk with my boys and take photos..

And my favourite Christmas movie is the old Christmas Carol!

But I love Young At Heart.. that ALWAYS makes me feel Christmassy!

:)

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! I love the buckeyes... i think they are more candy than cookies, but still good.

Mr Mehring said...

little john likes to write his name in the snow!

mcgowan.am said...

U can't seem to enter ...ny phone and computer are acting up .. so will just post here. I loooove molasses cookies with a sparkle of powered sugar and brown sugar on the top. Christmas movie... thats difficult because I love all but my favorite scence is in Love Actually when Hugh Grants character is searching all the houses to find his love. And when the litre girl is singing All I want for Xmas to the little boy. It makes ny heart melt and skip a beat all at the same time.

olisa said...

LOVE him!! Seriously inventive little plush man. What a face and stash! My favorite cookie.... peanut butter with chocolate chips. Yummmm....

sinkingonbrink said...

Mr Merle you look so cosy in your bear suit! and I love the way your nose looks like one of those ties you use to make your wonderful quilts with.
My favourite cookie right now would be cinnamon, just right for this time of year and any movie with lots and lots of snow and a happy ending would be perfect.

Lucy ( :

Genevieve Sullivan said...

I love Merle, and all of your beautiful creations. You can expected an order once I know the gender of my future nieces/nephews. Can't wait!

small said...

Merry Christmas! Mini Merle is adorable.

I like those powdery white nutty cookies, I don't know what they are called. And my favy Christmas movie is Home Alone.

See you soon!!

All About Us. said...

mini merle is the cutest...my favorite cookie is a coconut one from Bens cookies in Bath...their cookies are soo wonderful i would gladly pay the return train fair to get to bath just to have some...i even brought a mug from them..
im fairly sure that makes me a loser...right?

Katie McG said...

Hi! I like um, well, any cookies! I'm particularly fond of oatmeal chocolate chip.

My favorite thing to do in the snow is to have my dog give sled rides to the neighborhood children. Sadly my current dog is much too small to do this. But that's ok, because she is cute.

mike said...

Business tie blankets rawk!

Fate said...

Merle's awesome. I love the snickerdoodle, White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie, I like to sing in the car and dance naked in my living room.

Adalee Cooney said...

I love hot Cocoa and I think it would be very fun to be a cotton candy street vendor, especially after the bars close.

Jaydubs said...

I love macarons, the movie Elf and making snow angels. (And I love Merle, too.)

Turtleholmes said...

My favourite christmas movie is Home Alone, hands down.

Kathryn said...

So cute!

My favorite Xmas movie is The Year Without A Santa Claus. Snow Miser is my absolute favorite!

Mekaela said...

Hi :)

I can't pick just one cookie - I love too many!

Nicole Leigh said...

Chocolate chip cookies forever, and Merle is adorable! Favorite Christmas movie is The Hogfather.

Irit said...

So cute!!!

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip, but I also like granola cookies with oatmeal, nuts etc.

happynoodleoid said...

Cute!
I like to eat chocolate chip cookies and my favorite Christmas movie is The Family Stone

Anonymous said...

i enjoy all cookies.

Anubis said...

anonymous is me.

insolv1niac said...

milanos

aaroninkzoo said...

My favorite Christmas cookie consists of 5 ingredients and was reportedly a favorite of Catherine the Great. If a Princess Bride were a Christmas movie, I'd have a favorite one of those.

michellecoulston said...

love your work!cant wait to see the kids faces christmas morning

BenandoahValley said...

Yay Nichole! Jag gillar havregrynsgröt russin cookies

carlocorral said...

Seems like a pretty nice guy to me, that Merle...

B. Baltimore Brown said...

I like things that are free, particularly when they are wonderful like that plush dude.

Desiree Acosta said...

I am a peanut butter chocolate chip fan myself while watching Beauty and the Beast. Real adventurous type I am...hope Vincennes is treating you well!