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Monday, October 11, 2010

Today's the Day!!!

I found Tessie ensconced in the chair again this morning.... She just sat there and grinned at me. She looked like the cat that swallowed the canary.
"This is MY chair and MY table and MY bookshelf and MY footstool! I saw them first! First dibs!" and then, "Possession is nine points of the law. Squatter's rights. Mine!"

I let her sit there and stew for a while. Then I took matters into my own hands....I simply stated,"Tessie, I am bigger than you! Get out of the chair!"

That didn't work. She doesn't scare easily. I finally took matters into my own hands. Literally.

She hung on for dear life, but I finally got a good grip on her and yanked her out.

I sat her down and gave her a good talking to. I told her that the furniture was going to a good home and that I could make more for her. I would even let her pick out the pieces she wanted....Maybe that part was a mistake, but it did the trick...

She even agreed to pose nicely with the chair so that you could see what is coming.

Today, Oct. 11, is the day for the official start of the follower's drawing.

The rules are simple. You have to be a follower. You have to place one comment on today's entry by Friday of this week. One entry per person.

Tessie will do the drawing and let you all know who the winner is on Saturday the 16th. I will be watching her closely. She may try to put her name in the box. She is not eligible, even though she thinks she should be.

After I find the winner, that person will get to choose what fabric the chair and footstool will be upholstered with.
As soon after that as possible, I will take the chair away from Tessie, upholster it and send it to the winner.

Good Luck to you all!!!

See you tomorrow.

81 comments:

klara said...

Looks I am the first one to give comment, I realy love Your blog, it is The first one I read everything day. I enjoy the stories you tell and I like to take part in this give-away
Klara The Netherlands

miniacollection said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. I can understand why Tessie wanted the furniture. I am glad to take part in it.
Geneviève

The Old Maid said...

Love the photo of Tessie holding on to the armchair strongly:) Please count me in your give-away:)

Lainie's Little Things said...

Casey,
Please tell Tessie I will treasure the furniture if I win:~) Please enter me in your giveaway.
Hugs,
Lainie

Picnicgal said...

Really beautiful work, Casey! I love wicker and have always been afraid to try and make it myself ... it looks difficult. But you make it look easy! Keep up the great work. I truly love your blog!

Picnicgal

Marlene said...

Casey please add me to you giveaway, I love your furniture and have read your blogs on how to make it, but as yet with so much to do here I have not tried anything yet. I so enjoy your blog. I loved the way you handled (yep that's the correct word) tessie today.
PS still haven't found my dresser yet!!
Regards
Marlene

Kiwi said...

Woohoo, commenting :D

I'm a shadow follower/lurker >>

I love wicker furniture :D

Margriet said...

Love the wickerfurniture you made!!! Feel a bit sorry for Tessie, but I'm sure you will make her the most wonderful replacement!!! ;-)
please count me in for this give-away!

Janice said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Let's hope the furniture doesn't walk off mysteriously!

Rietje said...

Love to be on the list for your giveaway. But I understand that its difficult for Tessie to let this beautifull wicker go!

Rianne

Thmini2 said...

I LOVE that set. I like the material you used also. You wouldn't even have to change that if I were to win. Tell Tessie that I would give it first priority in my house. Please enter me in the give-away.

Grannymini said...

I love the chair! I finally even got a gmail acct just so I could try to win it!

Katie said...

Cracks me up seeing you pulling tessie outta the chair, Poor, poor Tessie!

This is really a beautiful giveaway Casey! Please count me in:) Can't wait to see who wins it, and what fabric they chose, Personally I think using th esmae fabric that's tessie's dress is done in would be really neat, but then she really wouldn't want to give it, now would she.... I also love the green fabrics you had pulled out! So exciting!!

Kathi said...

I can't believe I didn't get here first! You blog is the first one I read every single day and I love every post! Please tell Tessie that if/when I win, I will let her come and visit anytime she wants just so she can sit in this beautiful chair and prop her feet on this beautiful foot stool. She can even bring the pig if she want to! :D
Good luck everyone! Casey's wicker is wonderful!!!!!!!

Wanda said...

Hi Casey, Love you blog! Your imagination is fantastic with the antics of Tessie! Please include me in your wicker draw! Let Tessie know I will put it in a place of honor!

Debbie said...

Casey, I'd Love to be entered I your give away, please.
Your going to have to watch Tessie doesn't hide it all in her secret hideaway, which none of us know about..xxx

Nina said...

I'd love to be included in this giveaway :) I love your blog and your work!

ultsu said...

Your blog is one of my favourites. You make so beautiful things and Tessie is such an interesting personality ;-).
I would love to participate in your giveaway.
Ulla
http://ultsununelma.vuodatus.net

Lyssa and James Bowen said...

I usually read your blog every morning with my coffee, but this weekend took a lot out of me, so I read it with my late lunch. ;) I love how determined Tessie is to not let go of that chair! She sure has staked a claim, huh? At least she has you convinced to make her another set. Now, if only she would take a time out on her ever growing "want list." :)

lucky_little_fringer said...

I'd sure love to win your wicker furniture-

Lataina said...

LOL....love the pic of you pulling on Tessie's dress....LOL. This set turned out great, as is everything you do. =) I'm in!!!

Claudia said...

Well, my goodness! Sign me up! I already am a follower. Those pieces are wonderful, wonderful. Sorry you had to pull Tessie away from the furniture.

xo
Claudia

Sharon said...

Casey, please enter me in your giveaway, I enjoy reading about Tessie and Zar. Your blog was the one I started following first and I don't miss a day..Cheers Sharon

berri said...

lovely furniture casey! please count me in on the giveaway. thanks

berri
blackberritart.blogspot.com

Jean Tuthill said...

I am so happy to be able to enter your drawing. I love the furniture and I hope I win. I love your blog and it would mean so much to win this beautiful set. Thanks for being so generous.

KLC said...

I love you work and I love your blog. Thanks for doing this giveaway (even if I don't win!) it's nice to participate!

Doll maker cottage said...

So i leaving a short comment, this is the first blog i ever became a follower of. I love your work and you are a true artist you inspire me thankyou

Ellen said...

Hi Casey, you are my mini inspiration! I check your blog every day to see what mischief Tessie is up to. Please enter me in this fantastic drawing:)

Jo said...

My day just isn't complete without reading this blog! LOVE IT!

Jo said...

Do I need to ask to be included in your give-away? I forgot to do that! Of course I want a chance at this wonderful wicker. Will Tessie let it go?

Jo in Illinois

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Tell Tessie I would take great care of it and it's to die for!
I love your blog lots of humor and talant, tuts and fun cuteness!

Karin F. said...

Hi Casey & Tessie... love the items. If I win them, tell Tessie I'd be willing to co-share.
hugs Karin

MiniKat said...

Congrats on 500 followers, Casey and Tessie! You two are part of the best bits of my daily routine.

Chelle said...

Please enter me in the draw, I wish my wicker attempts were as good as yours.

Veronica said...

What a little minx that Tessie is but I can see her point. I wouldn't want to part with the chair either! You'll have to make her another one just like it.

Ronnie xaustriaVG05

Christine said...

Please may I be included too! You could come for the trip as well, Tessie. Have you got a passport? :~D

Keli said...

You do just beautiful work, I'd be honored to win. Thank you.

Peggy said...

After lots of soul searching, sleepless nights, talks with all my friends, asking advice from the milkman this morning (yes...he was a little startled) I made a decision. Sorry Tessie, but I really really really want to take part of this give-away. Please count me in Casey and would you give a little huggle from me to Tessie?

Frøken fryd said...

Hi:) My name is Mariell Ingvaldsen and I have frkfryd86.blogspot.com:) You are incredibly talented and I admire you:) I have to say that the furniture is beautiful and I hope I win:)
Sincerely Mariell Ingvaldsen.

Flor said...

Me gustaría mucho participar ( =
¡Es precioso el regalo!!!
Ahora mismo lo pongo en mí blog = D
Saludos
Flor

Ascension said...

Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.
Eres muy generosa con tu regalo, seguro que Casey lo comprende y esta contenta de que vaya a un buen hogar.
Subo el anuncio del sorteo a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Sans! said...

Me please?? TESSIE! Pick me! You know I am your biggest fan. I have always love your feet!

ShellbyFay said...

What an amazing giveaway Casey! Please may I take part in it.

Poor Tessie, now that you've told her you'll make another one for her you're never going to hear the end of it!

ShellbyFay

Heather Cutting-Rayl said...

I have been sick all summer and it's been the pits. I haven't even written on my blog. But every day I get the on the computer to watch Tessie and her hijinks! It's better than the comics when I was a kid! I love her!

Patty said...

Poor Tessie! This is a really great giveaway and understand why she isn't too pleased! Please include me in the draw!!

SJNorris said...

Hi Casey, not only do I follow you and Tessie's blog I have it delivered to google reader yeah!!!!

FabShabbyRoses said...

Hi Casey and Tessie! Just had to stop in and say Hello and tell you how awesome the wicker set is! You work so fast and so beautifully! I'm not signing up for the drawing because I've already won one of your gorgeous wicker chairs and will not take up space in the drawing...not that I wouldn't absolutely love to have this whole set to go with my chair...whoohooo....good luck everyone!
Carolyn

CLARA said...

Bien por Tessie, ha conseguido que repitas estos modelos para ella. Este conjunto está muy bien trabajado.
Esperaré al sábado con emoción.
Besos Clara

Mamahoushe said...

Oh the daily delights of your adventures with Tessie and company. How I enjoy reading about them. Do your creative wheels ever slow down? What fun you must have each day as you design and produce works in miniature. We are all blessed that you have chosen to share your challenges and talents with us. Tessie and I share a love of wicker. How we love your work. Please feel to send it on to Chez Mamahoushe; Tessie is welcome to come along for a mini vacay;)!

Mary Ann said...

Your blog is my absolute favorite. I can't wait for it to be posted each day. Please tell Tessie she can come visit me to see the furniture if I win.
Keeping my fingers crossed
Mary Ann

Marisa Stein said...

Tessie is funny, I can see why she loves that furniture

it's beautiful

hugs
Marisa :)

rosanna said...

Wow !!! thank you Casey. I'll keep fingers, toes and everything crossed. Hopefully Tessie will not cast a spell on me if I had to win.Hopefully... Minihugs Rosanna

Imagine*Mary said...

Hi Lady, haven't typed in awhile, your always so busy. And thanks to all that "busy" I continue to learn and dream of being able to keep up with you. I bought a box of minis at a yard sale and there was a started wicker bench so I need to get brave and see if I can finish it, O'Boy. I've gone back and looked at someof your posts and found a few tips, now to get brave. Oh and by the way IF I should win the drawing I have the perfect place. Mary

Pink Cyberfaery said...

Casey I really like your blog and I like Tessie too, but.....can you sit her down and explain to her what Bullying is? and then point out that she does a lot of bullying towards you for one tiny person. I thought the pic of her hanging onto that chair just shows her temper tantrums that she throws at you. For one small person, she truly has a lot of attitude. however, saying all that........I have to admit that I do like to see what she is going to do or say next. A very inventive mind she has, it must never quit thinking up plans for the next day!!! Go Tessie!!! sincerely pinkcyberfaery

Heather said...

What a great giveaway! I can see why Tessie doesn't want to give it up. I would love to participate!

May said...

Esta Tessi es tremenda.
Lo siento por ella, pero me encantaria poder participar y ser yo la que cuidara su mobiliario.
Gracias por tu generosidad.
Besitos, May

Helen said...

Oh I do wish I had the discipline to do as much in each day as you do. I read your blog everyday and somedays it gives me the motivation to get on with the minis in my life. Perhaps I need a Tessie to give me a push. Love the wicker.

Sasha said...

Me, me, me! Fingers crossed to everyone!

De said...

The wicker furniture is beautiful, Casey. I would love to enter your drawing for a chance to win. I've learned so much from following your blog - it was the first one I discovered and inspired me to blog, too.

Kaisa Miltonia said...

You have a lovely giveaway. I would like to participate to your draw.

Kabrina Dawn said...

WOW! Amazing! I love your work, you make it look so easy, when I know for a fact this takes a lot of work.

2minimom said...

I love your blog. It's the first one I check every single day. Thank you for the give away, it would be great to be able to share with you in that way. Patricia

Susanne said...

What a wonderful give away! Thanks for having it. I like following your blog very much.
Love, Susanne

kzkol said...

The first thing I do on the first day off after a stretch of long working days, is grab a cup of coffee and while still in my jammies catch up on your adventures with Tessie & friends. It's no surprise that your blog has 500+ faithful readers!

Lisette said...

Congratulations!
I keep looking at your blog and am a fan of Tessie.
And beautiful crafting you going to make every day.

Francesca said...

Thanks for your give away! Please count me in :-)

Kikka said...

Hi Casey and Tessie!
You have a wonderful blog with huge amount of followers... :) and I just joined to add one more!

And you have a fabulous giveaway! No wonder Tessie is so deeply in love with it! I would love to take part into this giveaway, please count me in!
Kikka

cockerina said...

Tessie dear, I do not ever want to deprive you of your beautiful chair, but if it was decided that should go into another house, I'd rather be in mine, that I also need a comfortable chair ... I promise you that your chair will be well cared for and pampered!
thanks! many kisses to you, and to Casey also!!!
I put the link on my blog..
Caterina

Britt said...

What a lovely give-away.
I like to be a part in it.
Britt

Elena said...

Oh Casey, you are so generous but what about Tessie ? I'm sure she will be very disappointed . And I don't want you to be the cause, it's too dangerous.
You have few hours left to change your mind about this fantastic giveaway and stop the procces !

If not I'll be happy to take part and draw off Tessie's angry attention to me. I live so far from you both that she couldn't make any harm to me, could she ?

Annie said...

Great!!...thank you for the opportunity and your fantastic tips and tutorials. Thank you!!!
Annie

Doreen said...

Please enter me in for the giveaway. I love your wicker furniture and tell Tessie if I win I will take good care of it.

Caseymini said...

Elena, I may have to move to Siberia to escape Tessie's wrath!She is far reaching....And she claims that she Baba Yaga is her cousin.LOL

~MiniMaker said...

What a fabulous give away, I almost missed this post! Casey, I love your blog! Tessie makes it even more interesting and fun!

shale said...

Wow, that Tessie certainly has a mind of her own. And I am sure she would take any other mind that she could.

Count me in the give-away draw.
Susan

Linda said...

i'm late i'm late!!! but hopefully still intime :D Linda x

b_e_i_s_ said...

Fantastic giveaway!!
I would like to participate too!
Thanks a lot!

Tallulah Belle said...

I am so behind in my blog reading but am glad I didn't miss this.

Your wicker work is gorgeous and I'd love the chance to win some of it.an

TreeFeathers said...

Beautiful pieces, Casey. I'd love to be entered in the drawing!

- Grace

Meapuntoatodo said...

Su blogg me tiene fascinada desde hace tiempo ... por la belleza e ingenio de su producción y por lo divertida que es Tessie . Gracias por este sorteo . Mariajo

Katie said...

Hey.... Where'd the fabric pic go??