Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Win Rin ~ Giveaway!

I have decided to give Rin to one of my blogging pals.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Rin is a primitive, handmade (by me), teddy bear.

He measures a little less than 12” tall.

He is made to look old, worn and well loved.

I used an actual old burlap sack for his body.
You can see the sack design on his body, legs, arms, and ears.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
I think of this as a make-do bear.

Something a Mom might of done years ago if she couldn't afford to buy her child a teddy bear.

She "made-do" with what she had on hand and created it for them.

Now because this was made from an old burlap sack, the weave in the burlap isn't as tight as it is on my usual burlap bears.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy
He is stuffed with old cotton quilt batting and you can see it through the weave of the burlap.

His arms and legs are string jointed. Which give them ability to be moved and posed some.
His head is not jointed in any way.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

His eyes are made from old black buttons.

He has a hump back design, just like the old ones.

I chose not to dress Rin. I didn't want to cover his old burlap sack design.

No glue is ever used on my bears.
Everything is either machine or hand sewn.

Rin has been put through a grubby process to give him that worn prim appearance.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

If you want perfection, my bears are not for you.

But if you want a teddy bear that looks like he has been well loved over many years. Primitively mended and repaired just like Mom would have done. Then you will love my Prim Teddy Bears.

Because all of my bears have that wonderful old, worn, very well loved, appearance.

My original creation.

And Rin, like all of my bears, is a One Of A Kind creation.

RULES for the giveaway:

1 ~ You must be a follower of my blog.

(Yes, new followers are welcome to join in too!)

2 ~ You must live in the USA or Canada.

(Yes, of course, APO addresses are Welcome!)

3 ~ You must provide me with an email address, if you don't have a blog or don't have an email linked to your blog.

You can’t win if I don’t have a way of getting a hold of you.

4 ~ You must comment on This Blog Post stating you would like to be entered.

These are the requirements for the giveaway. You must meet all 4 to receive 1 entry into the giveaway.

For a Bonus Entry

You may post about the giveaway with a link back to my blog on …

~ Your blog sidebar (1 bonus entry)

~ Actual blog post ( 2 bonus entries)

These are Not mandatory to enter.
But if you choose to do them, please let me know, so I can give you your bonus entries.

Please list them all in One Comment.


You may use the photo below for posting on your blog.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Last day to enter is:
September 18th 2011

I will announce the winner
September 19th.



WoolenSails said...

He is a wonderful piece, love how you used the old sack. I would love to win him.


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Karrieann said...

Hi! Make-do Rin Bear is so adorable!
...I have been following you
...live in the USA
...my email is link-able by blogger
...I would very much like to be entered in this generous giveaway, please.

Primitive Echoes said...

Oh enter me please. he is adorable. I do live in the great USA.
I posted his picture on my sidebar. I posted about him to on my blog here. http://primitiveechoes.blogspot.com/2011/08/ah-he-wants-to-come-and-live-with-me.html
Thanks for hosting. I would love to have him come and live with me.

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Let's try this again,

Hi Tammy,

I am a follower.
I live in Canada.
I posted your giveaway on my sidebar.
I did a seperate post as well.
I think Rin is adorable please enter me in your Giveaway.



BumbleBeeLane said...

Of course I want a chance at this sweetie! Been a follower and will post to my sidebar for the extra chance.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Brenda said...

Please enter me to win your lovely bear. I am a follower and live in the US.

Ruffles and Relics said...

he is so sweet.. already a follower..

Jean Barker said...

Tam, Rin is adorable ~ please enter me for the chance to win him. I have added your giveawy to my blog sidebar.

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

So sweet Tammy!! Please enter me, I have all the needed requirements from being a follower on down. He could easily find a spot to live in my home!! ~Kriss~

Traci~Moon Gypsy said...

Hi Tammy,

Oh my, I would love a chance or two to win Rin! He's so cute..

1. I'm a long time follower, live in the USA and easy to contact.

Will post on my blog giveaway page too


bettyj said...

What a darling bear, Tammy. I would love to be considered his adopted home. I don't do side bars for give aways as I don't know how. Thanks for allowing me to enter.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Beautiful piece! Love it, please enter my name on your giveaway. I will post it in my blog.

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Tammy:

I love your little bear!!! I have the perfect little chair for him:) Please enter me. I am a follower, leaving a comment and will gladly post your sweet giveaway to my sidebar.


Firecracker Kid said...

1 ~ I'm a follower of your blog.

2 ~ I do live in the USA.

3 ~ I'm linked up through my blog.

4 ~ Yes, yes, I want to be entered to win your Rin. I love raggedy teddy bears!

For a Bonus Entry…

I have posted your Rin giveaway...
~ My blog sidebar (1 bonus entry)
~ An actual blog post ( 2 bonus entries)
Thank you Tam!

Felicia said...

Hi Tammy, I would love to win Rin, he so cute. I am a follower already and will post on my sidebar and do a post about giveaway.


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Tammy-

Rin is "ADORABLE".
I would LOVE to be entered in your Giveaway!
I am a Follower.
I Live in the US.
This is my comment.
I added your giveaway to my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance!


Gayle said...

I'd LOVE to be entered in your giveaway. Rin is an adorable little bear with such a sweet personality!

(I'm a follower)

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Tammy
Girl generous giveaway~ He is adorable, terrific job on him~ love that he is made out of an old burlap bag!!
Please enter me~
Good luck to all!!

Robin said...

Hi Tammy, I promise to give Rin the bestest home ever...pick me, pick me!!! Wonderful gift.

Dawn Buie said...

Hi Tam please enter me in to win sweet Rin.. Thanx for all the fun giveaways you do..

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

oh Tammy, Rin is simply amazing. I love him. Please enter me in your amazing giveaway.

Carmen Sutton said...

What a cute little bear I love the berlap feed sack. I have just become a follower I'm looking forward to reading your blog. You will find my email on my info. Thanks for giving us this opportunity to win it is most generous of you.

Unknown said...

Tammy, he is adorable!
I am a follower and will put this on my blog's sidebar! Crossing my fingers to have this cutie!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Tammy, I would like to be entered in your giveaway for Rin. I am a follower of your blog, live in the USA, and have a blog.
I have done a sidebar post with your photo
with a link back to the giveaway, and I have
also done an actual blog post today with
photo and link back to your site.
Thank you for entering me.
Warmest Regards,
Susan B., Western MA
Just in case: sburns56@gmail.com

Deb Riddell said...

Hi Tammy, love your teddy he is adorable! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.
1) I am a follower of your blog;
2) I live in Canada;
3) You can contact me through my blog;
4) Here's my comment!;
5) I have posted a link to your giveaway at my blog, right sidebar under Great Giveaways.
Thanks for the opportunity! Deb

mum2matty said...


1. Yes I'm a follower
2. I live in the USA
3. My email is mum2matty@gmail.com
4. I would love to be entered into the drawing. Rin is so darling!

frontporchprims said...

I remember you featuring your bear earlier on your blog and I loved it then as much as I do now. You do such a good job with them. Pleas enter me and thank you for your give away. I will post this on my side bar for all others to see. -Steph- frontporchprimitives@hotmail.com

Angela said...

Tammy, Rin is so adorable. He would feel right at home here at the homeplace. I am a follower,please enter me into the giveaway.

windycindy said...

To me, there is nothing like
handmade and your bear is absolutely
adorable. I decorate our home with
rustic and primitive folkart. Your bear would be right at home with us!
Many thanks for this fabulous opportunity. I would be honored to
win your bear...
Many thanks, Cindi

Simply Shelley said...

He is very sweet...I would love a chance...and will be posting a link on my sidebar....blessings

mamatkins said...

I follow you! I live in the USA and your little bear is so cute! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

Proper Prim said...

Hi Tammy found you over at Firecracker Primitives.

I am in love with your little bear... he is just the cutest little guy I have ever seen. Great work.

I am now your newest follower and thanks so much for offering this wonderful giveaway to us all.

Hugs, Deborah

Jody said...

Hi Tam,

Please enter me in your giveaway, Rin is adorable.

Thanks so much!


Kathie said...

Tammy ... Rin is absoulutely delish! I love everything about him and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am a follower and live in the USA! I don't have a blog just yet so here is my email addy 1218themen@gmail.com.


Unknown said...

1- GFC Name soccermom1
2- Live in USA
3- Email: rjs682 at yahoo dot com
4-Please enter me!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

lindeelou said...

What a great bear to win.... You sure are going to make someones day a little more special...Please add me to your list...

LibbiesHome said...

I would LOVE to win Rin!! I am definitely a follower :) I live in the US :) and I am off to post this giveaway on my sidebar :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I would love to be in your Teddy Bear Giveaway. You do beautiful work, I love how you made him so old and Loved. I am a follower and I am going to put this post on my facebook to get my friends there to come see your bear. (I hope that counts as an extra entry) And I live in Washington State.

My email is

Thank You

Margie said...

Another truly wonderful creation you've made. Count me in. I would love to win this little bugger. I will also be listing on my sidebar, of course, and am a follower !!!


Roberta said...

Rin is adorable! I haven't made anything with burlap before--it seems like it would be a challenging fabric to work with but he turned out wonderful. Please enter me. I'm a follower and added info about your giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks! ~Roberta

Patti said...

Please enter me in this incredible giveaway! I am a faithful follower :) I noticed that you will be drawing the winner on my sisters birthday... I hope this doesn't mean that I would have to share this perfect prim bear with her ;)
Blessings, Patti

Paul said...

Thanks for having this Giveaway! I would love to be entered to win.. :0)

I am follower of your blog.
I live in the US
I don't have a blog... my email is madisome@aol.com

Thanks So Much! :0)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Shhhh....did you hear that??!! I think it was Rin - saying he'd really and truly love to come live in Nod with the Crows!!! ;o) Seriously, Tam - Rin is one adorable fellow - and our home would welcome him with open, loving, arms....I'm a follower, and live in the US (at least, last time I checked, we were still in the US!) My email is connected to my blog....and I'm telling you here how much I love this guy and would love an opportunity to be entered in your generous giveaway. I have posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar, and also included it in an actual blog post....Thanks so kindly. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

tmc480 said...

I'm already a follwer. I live in the US
Email: tmc480 at yahoo.com

ryanac32 said...

1) I follow
2) Live in the US
3) Such a cute giveaway!! Thanks!
4) ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

sherry L. said...

I am a new follower! lilsis_75@hotmail.com

Carmen and the Primcats said...

So cute! Sign me up!

I'm commenting, posting on my giveaway page, and doing a blog post about it!

Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

Carmen and the Primcats

Jblanton said...

he is a sweet little bear- I am now a follower of your blog and I would love to be entered in your great giveaway.


Annesphamily said...

I am borrowing you button to put on my sidebar.

Annesphamily said...

I follow! :)

Annesphamily said...

I love this little bear! What a beauty he is! I would love to be entered int he giveaway! Thank you

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

He is altogether wonderful! I would love having him here with my dolls and bears! Thanks!

I meet all four requirements! Hugs!

lavenderdreamstoo at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Rin is an awesome bear! I'm a new follower. Please enter my name in drawing. :)

God bless and keep you,

Katy said...

I am already a blog follower of yours! :) I live in the U.S. and I would LOVE to be entered to win! Thank you!!

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

I am now a new follower and just love your blog. Please enter me! Linda from WV bsklover2000@yahoo.com

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Tammy,
I'm a follower of your blog and would love to enter your giveaway.
Rin is so adorable and I love how he is made out of burlap. Thank for having such a wonderful giveaway.

Raymond Homestead said...

Tammy, please enter me in your giveaway. What a sweet bear! I just love it!

prims by olde lady morgan said...


How did I miss this?? I know... I was making pumpkins.... LOL.... Oh please enter me! OLM

riker801@roadrunner.com said...

I love this bear!! Would love to win him. Also love your blog. Thanks,Joanne

Cheryl said...

I read this post earlier and did not enter due to the fact we were changing internet providers and changing our email address so now I am back!

1. I am a follower
2. I live in the U.S.
3. My email is cdfred@myfrontiermail.com
4. Please enter me in your wonderful give away!

~Sara said...

What an adorable little guy. I think he would love to be adopted by me. He would love all of my other little bears, and mice and dolls, and...well you get the point. lol. You know that I am a follower and I will try to post your giveaway on my blog. Fall blessings ~Sara


Hi, I would love to be entered in your give-away, I know I was a follower, but found out that I wasn't , so now I am again. Thanks, Cyndy

Phyllis said...

Such a cute bear!
I would love to win him!
I am a follower and live in the USA.

~Laurie~ said...

Hi Tammy! I am new follower #791 :) Rin is adorable - he would look perfect on my table in my little country home. I just moved to West Texas from Maine and am trying to show these Texans what country is all about - New England style!! Thanks for a chance to win!
PS - Can't wait for my NE Patriots to play your Steelers! Maybe even in the playoffs?? Wouldn't that be a great game!!

Debra said...

Rin is so wonderful- please enter me!!

Penny said...

Thought I had left a comment on this post..... but checked just in case.... and I hadn't!!
Please enter me in this very generous giveaway! I would love to be the lucky winner of Rin!


Hi Tam,
Rin is such a sweetheart. I would love a chance to win him. I am a follower of your blog, and I live in the USA. Almost missed this wonderful giveaway.

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Tammy, I love your bear, sooo cute! Please enter me in your giveaway! I am a follower and love your blog and your creations. Hugs, Lecia

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy, Rin is a handsome fellow, please enter me in your drawing. I have the perfect home for him:)

My Colonial Home said...

Goodness Tammy I don't know why I'm even trying for this at this late date! lol

I would love to be entered to win Rin....adorable.