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My 300th post, 3 year blog anniversary, Valentine’s Day giveaway extravaganza

In honor of my 300th post and my 3 year blogging anniversary, not to mention Valentine’s Day…I am having a giveaway! The handsome, debonair, and very red prize will be Mr Valentino, the Hug Me! Slug! Thanks, Miko, for the idea!

Update: Thank you all so much for the great comments and compliments! And thanks very much for entering, and for reading my blog too! Sam A. has won the draw for “Valentino”. Congratulations, Sam! I have some more Valentine’s Day “Hug Me! Slugs” over in my Etsy shop as well. Please click here for the “official” announcement.

“Valentino the Hug Me! Slug” is an original, one-of-a-kind art toy, designed and made by me. He’s about 7 1/4 inches tall, and he’s made of soft, fuzzy fleece. His “Son of the Sheik”-inspired headdress is made of 100% cotton striped fabric.

His arresting eyes are hand sewn on using a blanket stitch. He has a purple heart because he is also very brave, in keeping with his romantic-hero personality.

He is, of course, also mysterious, irresistible, and cuddly.

I’m curious to know who you are, and so to enter to win “Valentino the Hug Me! Slug”, please leave a comment here, between February 1 and 7, 2010, saying hello and whatever you might like to say by way of introduction. Please include your name so I can put your name in a hat, and a link, if you have one, where I can find you (your web site, your Etsy/eBay page, blog, Facebook page, whatever you’d like). Otherwise, you can separately send me an email address where I can reach you if you win. I’ll be accepting entries up until a week before Valentine’s Day, February 7th, to allow for shipping time. Please check back here on February 8th, when I’ll announce the winner.

If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry…I have comment moderation in effect. As long as you leave a comment (click “comments” or “post a comment” at the end of this post to get there, type your message in the “leave your comment” box, and click “publish your comment”, for anyone who might not have used that before), and it is in my mailbox when I get up in the morning on February 8th, I’ll include your name in the draw. One winner will be chosen from a random draw. Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy posting!

0 thoughts on “My 300th post, 3 year blog anniversary, Valentine’s Day giveaway extravaganza

  1. Happy Valentines Day, a great idea with the contest, this is one of my favorite holidays, ciao, Kevin Croitz

  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you. What a wonderful way to show off this little guy . They are so cheery. Hugz to the slug..;-).

    Lori Ardizzone

  3. What an adorable creation!

  4. HAPPY LOVE DAY!! Now THIS is a holiday I get into! I love, love, LOVE your Valentino Slug!! β™₯ β™₯ β™₯

  5. We love our Hug Me Slug πŸ™‚

  6. What can i say Love is in the air and i think valentino is very cute ..
    Hart hugs Nat

  7. We LOVE our slugs! And they don't eat our lettuce. Valentino would be a lovely addition to our little slug family.

  8. Elizabeth, Tommy is so happy in his new home with my niece Maya who gives him lots of hugs everyday! I would love for Valentino to join him and add to their beautiful family! Thank you so much for all of your help over the holidays, and for your unique creations!


  9. I already have a slug named Oliver that I purchased last year.. I adore him..he's wonderful. My slug is very special to me because I have a son named Oliver who got married and moved to New York. (I live in Missouri) I think my slug needs another slug friend.. ;o)
    Happy Valentines Day !
    Kelley Fritz – ArtisanValleyDesigns @ Etsy

  10. Hug a Slug was a huge hit in my family this Christmas! Wishing you well Elizabeth and I'm sure Valentino will be well loved by his lucky new owner!

    Naomi Dickerson
    Cincinnati, OH

  11. What a wonderful Valentine's design! I love the colors. πŸ™‚ I love my slug, and I also love just looking at the slugs you create! πŸ™‚

  12. This is a great way to celebrate your 300th blog posting! After careful comparison of the side by side photos with Mr. Valentino and that other guy, it is obvious that Mr. Valentino is the true β€œPrince of the Desert.”

  13. I love the Slug I got for my nephew for his first birthday and so does he! They are great, keep up the good work!

    Casie, Austin TX

  14. Had to find out who the Cutifalazing woman was.

    Very nice slug, slugs don't get enough love.

    Michael Peterson

  15. Arresting eyes? No doubt! Debonair? Absolutely! Valentino is fabulous–and terribly dashing. The SuperSlug I already have is to die for… and he could learn so much from Valentino, I know. So count me in, and happy Valentine's Day!

    Beverly (from Etsy)

  16. Your little creations are too adorable to pass up a chance at Valentino ^-^

  17. Thank you all so much for the great comments and compliments! And thanks very much for entering, and for reading my blog too! Sam A. has won the draw for "Valentino". Congratulations, Sam! I have some more Valentine's Day "Hug Me! Slugs" over in my Etsy shop as well. The "official" announcement:

  18. Awwwwwwwwwww!!! I have never been so in love with a slug before! These are wonderful– they remind me of the pigs from the book "The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs" by Pheobe Gilman. I'm so sad I missed the chance at Valentine's Day giveaway extravaganza but I'm very happy to have stumbled across your site!

  19. HE IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE! IF I WON, I WOULD HUG HIM AND CARE FOR HIM! we already have a few slug, like phillippe and he would be very happy to have another friend to come and slither around with him. and he would feel right at home! i am crossing my fingers that i will be the very lucky winner to take home such a precious little guy! his hat is the most adorable thing ever! and i will be bouncing out of my chair if i win the little feller! please take this comment into consideration and know that he will be in great care if you chose me.

  20. Thank you so much! I'm so sorry, but Valentino has already been won by Sam in the drawing: But I do have more slugs, and would be happy to consider customizing another for special order.

  21. Aww, I love my Valentino!

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