Monday, November 10, 2008

Wooly Whimsy

whimsy (hwim’-zee), n., a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art

Strictly speaking, of course, the above definition is not usually the one intended when craft artists such as Anne, the creator behind Murdock Designs describe their work as having in it a touch of “whimsy,” but in this case, it works as beautifully as does the art itself. Our six-year-old, Aedan, himself a fanciful/fantastic creation, confirmed the elusive “it” factor, the magic, of Anne's vibrant handiwork when the Blue Leafy Super Bug became his favorite wooly appendage from the first moment he snatched it away from the three-year-old brother for whom it was intended, but by no means is the Murdock Designs charm lost on adults. Just the opposite: while critters the likes of Dotty Super Bug or Diagonal Busy Bear might hog the spotlight with their heroic costumes and disarming smiles, the mod-magnetism of accessories such as the Periwinkle Appliqued Linen Tea Towel and the Blue and Red Button Magnet Set is rather arresting in its own right.

If you’ve been in the market for pillows, you might not find a more adorable, versatile set than those found in the Murdock Designs shop. With varied themes from factories and antique bombs to cashmere suns and stars, these pillows strike the perfect balance between bold style and accessibility. In other words, you won’t be able to help showing them off, but you certainly won’t mind your guests enjoying them, either. In keeping with the “whims” of the designer, Anne's repertoire also includes wool felt hair clips and flower pins, a lovely messenger bag, and a number of other items. Whatever your preference, however, one thing we can all agree on is that nothing tops free, and free is exactly what the Red Flowery Busy Bunny will be for the winner of today’s terrific giveaway. To enter, visit Murdock Designs, then come back here to tell us about your favorite product. Wishing Willow subscribers earn an extra entry; be sure to let us know in a second post if you’re a subscriber. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 11/18/08. Best of Luck!

**We have a winner! ThreadBeaur who said, "Dotty Super Bug is so cute. The linen tea towels are also fantastic. I like the red and the orange ones. Great shop, thanks for introducing us to murdock design!"**

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mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

I love the plushes sold in the shop! Especially the Stripy Super Kitty! SO cute! i love the colors..

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Crystal said...

Green Button Magnet Set is such a nice gift to give people! Lovely!

Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail.com)

H.S. said...

I'll love to get the Wool Felt Flower Hair Clips for my sister! Great colors!

tan.huishan@gmail.com

Mel said...

The Bomb Applique Pillow would be a great addition to the house. It's like a cartoon bomb!

dancerinthemaking@gmail.com

Carolyn said...

I loved the Three Dots cashmere pillow.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn said...

I am a subscriber

ceashark at aol dot com

H.S. said...

Im a subscriber too!

tan.huishan@gmail.com

randio said...

Strippy Super Kitty won my heart right away!

Steph said...

My favorite item is the Stripy Super Kitty.

Berry said...

Dotty Super Bug!!! Awesome!
I love her work!

rmaclary(at)gmail.com

Berry said...

I'm a subscriber too!

rmaclary(at)gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Adorable stuff in the store! My favourite would be the Wool Messenger Bag.

knittingmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer said...

I am a subscriber. :)

knittingmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

Maja said...

3 dots cashmere pillow

angelina115@hotmail.com

Maja said...

subscriber

nanja said...

I love the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy. Cute, cute,cute!

nanja said...

I'm a subscriber

Michele said...

I love the Stripy Super Kitty!!! Too cute!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

mannequin said...

Oh everything is so adorable. What a great find!
And what a tongue twister; Wishing Willow Wooly Whimsy...
anyway, like others here, I like Stripy Super Kitty. What a wonderful addition to my cat collection.
Thanks so much for the chance.

mannequin said...

And yes, I am a loyal subscriber.

Christine said...

I would Luv Stripey Super Kitty :-)

Chelle said...

I love both the orange button magnet set and the brown leaf busy kitten with apron...adorable!

Great giveaway, thank you!

Chelle said...

I'm a subscriber, thanks!

crystal said...

I really think that the Fall Tree Cashmere Pillow is so nice:)

cyclona66@aol.com

crystal said...

I am a happy subscriber:)

cyclona66@aol.com

Jessica said...

i love the cashmere pillow!

Jenn S. said...

The Yellow Dotty Super Teddy is my favorite.

Dani' said...

I love the bomb applique pillow!
solta(at)hotmaildotcom

Digital Misfit said...

Adorable plushies, but I am just in awe of the Three Trees Cashmere pillow http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15482988

Pure modern luxury with a fab design.

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

I am a subscriber :)
heidig@gmail.com

Kerrie said...

I really love the Wool Messenger Bag...so cute! =)

Kerrie said...

I'm a subscriber too!

Irit said...

This was so hard - all her plushies and pillows are adorable.

I especially love the Blue Busy Bug.

iritca [at] gmail.com

Irit said...

I'm a subscriber.

iritca [at] gmail.com

Sara Cross said...

I know my daughter would love the Yellow Dotty Teddy Bear! How fun!

Jenny said...

I think her tea towels are adorable. Why does the car one seem to call to me most? It could be my two year old's current obsession with Matchbox cars. It's so cute!

Sara Cross said...

I am also a subscriber!!! Thanks! saraccross@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

I like Yellow Dotty Super Teddy.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenny said...

I also subscribe to the list.

janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Reiza said...

I love the Stripy Super Kitty. The colors are so cute and I just love the cape.

offthespaceship at myway dot com

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Oh, great colours! I love the Stripy Super Kitty, but my 2yo wants the orange star pillow. Go figure.

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Also, I subscribe! Thanks.

sito50 said...

The Yellow Dotty Supper Teddy is my favorite of her critters. That Wool Messenger Bag is very nice, also.

sito50 said...

I'm a subscriber.

Baba said...

Love the Green Button Magnets and Tea Towels. Very Nice. Thanks for the chance!

reb said...

I love the Stripy Super Kitty.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

Emily said...

i love the cashmere pillows, especially the three trees cashmere pillow because it would match my couch perfectly!

Emily said...

and i'm a subscriber

Mia J. said...

I really like the dotty super bug. They are so cute.

Tamara said...

Love her towel designs. I like the Green Appliqued Linen Tea Towel, very pretty. Thank-you.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

I love the "Cashmere Sun Pillow" its so colourful and bright! And I like the Stripey super kitty!

mverno said...

stripey super kitty

socmama said...

I love her tea towels, but the Green Button Magnet Set is my favorite. Thanks!

socmama said...

I'm a subscriber too. Thanks!

vboackle said...

i like the dotty super bug.

janehixon said...

the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy is my favorite......and I love the cashmere pillows as well.....

cathyhall said...

the Green Button Magnet Set drew me in and I like the DIY kits - great, thanks.

cathyhall said...

I am a subscriber, thanks.

Roberta said...

I love the ornage and lavender colored Periwinkle Appliqued Linen Tea Towel. Thanks very much for the giveaway.

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

Roberta said...

I am a happy subscriber as well!

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

holly said...

The Yellow Dotty Super Teddy is my favorite, so bright and happy!
hollyollyberry[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This doll looks happy

Naomi said...

I love the pillows! Especially the Factory applique, Orange Star and Three Trees...

judybrittle said...

Those are so adorable! I would love it! My favorite would be the
Brown Leaf Busy Kitty with Apron. Thank you so much!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.
judybrittle at aol dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

my favorite is the dotty superbug.


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

i am a subscriber


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

jenny said...

wow how cute i love to try and win this for the little one i think she would just love it like i do

Melody said...

Um, I like everything... but particularly the greenish felt flower pin and the orange superhero bunny. So cute.

Melody said...

I'm a subscriber too!

MaggieM said...

My favorite is the "Stripy Super Kitty" plushie, it's just too adorable. I love the fact that these are kid-friendly, no buttons to chew off and made of 100% cotton. I'd love to win!!

maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

I'm a subscriber by email! And so happy I am:)

maggie@mannwieler.com

zoe hunter said...

I love the cute diaganol busy bear, so adorable! Thanks so much for the contest.

zoe hunter said...

I am a subscriber.

beartifix@aol.com said...

This stuff is adorable! Love all the kitties, but the Three Trees Cashmere Pillow especially caught my eye.

Thanks!

beartifix@aol.com said...

And I am a subscriber.

Sandy said...

three dots pillow is adorable

Sandy said...

subscriber

peg42 said...

I love the Stripy Super Kitty. So cute. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

ThreadBeaur said...

Dotty Super Bug is so cute. The linen tea towels are also fantastic. I like the red and the orange ones. Great shop, thanks for introducing so to murdock design!
Thanks for the giveaway.
threadbeaur [at] yahoo dot com

Minxy Mimi said...

I like the Red Appliqued Linen Tea Towel, its so cute!
minxy_mimi@yahoo.com

Minxy Mimi said...

I am a subscriber!
minxy_mimi@yahoo.com
mimibunny31@gmail.com

lisagee said...

Wool Felt Flower Hair Clips would be put to use here in this house :o)

ky2here said...

Here's mine: Three Dots Cashmere Pillow.

Aisling said...

If I was shopping for kids, my favorite would be the Stripy Super Kitty. If I was shopping for me, I'd choose the Three Dots Cashmer Pillow.

Aisling said...

I'm a subscriber (and I really do know how to spell cashmere). Why does everything always look fine until you hit "publish your comment" and then spelling errors are glaring?

windycindy said...

Hi, I love the Appliqued Tea Towels!
The red is my favorite. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am subscribed to your site! Thanks~
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

- Marybeth I. said...
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- Marybeth I. said...

I love Stripy Super Kitty. so cute. It was hard to pick - the stuffed animals are adorable

misaacmom [at] gmail [dot] com

- Marybeth I. said...

i am a subscriber!

misaacmom [at] gmail [dot] com

snowmermaid said...

Blue busy bug for my Bella Nixe!

Amber said...

I adore the cashmere pillows.

Thank you so much for the generous giveaway and please enter me!

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

Love the wool felt flower hair clips.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Karen said...

Love the wool felt flower hair clips :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

kdkdkd said...

I like the Three Trees Cashmere Pillow

Shelley said...

I like the Stripy Super Kitty. Too Cute.

Thanks for the offering such a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Jenna said...

I really like the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy. It is so cute, I know my niece would just love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

M.A. said...

I like the Teal Star Cashmere Pillow.

Designher Momma said...

I'm loving the Strippy Super Kitty. I have a daugter that would go crazy for this on christmas morning....thanks!

Designher Momma said...

and of course I'm a subscriber!!!!

Jennifer said...

I adore the Stripy Super kitty, and so would our little one!

Great giveaway!

Jennifer
jnnilsson@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

AND I am a subscriber ;)

Thank you!

Purplepixiepop said...

I loveeeeesss Strippy Super Kitty!!! Thanks for this contest!!!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win. I really like the circled heart pillow. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Jamie said...

I adore the brown leaf busy kitty!

jamieATohhowlovelyDOTnet

Hamncheezr said...

I can't decide which item is my favorite--your colors are fantastic! I LOVE the Stripy Super Kitty, which is a little odd for me because I'm neither a stripy nor a kitty person. And I love the Three Trees pillow for it's perfect simplicity. Makes me feel calm to look at it. Thanks!
-Des
RuffleBuns@hotmail.com
http://hamncheezr.etsy.com

my7kids said...

I just adore the Dotty Super Bug, and the Orange Star Pillow. Cool items!

jesus_iscomin AT yahoo DOT com

shiloh said...

I liked the Stripey Super Kitty.

Jingle said...

I really love this wool messenger bag! So cute! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10890840

Jingle said...

I am a subscriber!

makeetis said...

I like the Three Dots Cashmere Pillow.

moongrrlie said...

I love the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy. If my son doesn't steal it, I have a niece/nephew coming who I would love to give this to. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bettina said...

I like the Blue Busy Bug-so cute!

bewell75 at gmail dot com

oona b said...

I adore the Pink Car Appliqued Linen/Cotton Tea Towel, it would be so cheerful in my kitchen!

Thanks!
foxsquirrelrabbit AT yahoo DOT com

oona b said...

I am also a subscriber!

foxsquirrelrabbit AT yahoo DOT com

Smooshy said...

i like the cashmere sun pillow

cltgrace said...

That Dottie super bug is toooo cute!

cltgrace said...

I'm a subscriber!

NewYorkerAtHeart said...

I love the wool flower felt hair clips. Sooo cute!

Reeva said...

i like the cashmere pillow! i love a lot of stuff actually. thanks for turning me on to this site..i'll be back for xmas!

i hpe i'm chosen as the lucky winner!

Reeva said...

i'm also a subscriber

dcala said...

Love the three dots cashmere pillow.

dhunt said...

Dotty Super Bug!

superfizz said...

Wonderful items, love them all, especially the green magnet set.

Anonymous said...

three dots cashmere pillow:)

a.monck@yahoo.com

Becca Ann said...

My daughter would love the Stripy Super Kitty

Alice H said...

I love the 4 dots wool pillow - thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Alice H said...

Oh - I'm also a subscriber. Thanks! alicedemske at hotmail.com

The Jackson Family said...

I love the Yellow Dotted KItty, so cute!

The Jackson Family said...

I'm also a subscriber!

valerie2350 said...

the green button magnets are cute!

Jodi said...

I love the Bomb Applique Pillow.

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mogrill said...

Love the Teal Cashmere Pillow!

Ann said...

I love the colors in this store, very bright and cheerful. I love the Dotty Super Bug, bright and cute!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

ann dot guns at mac dot com

Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.

ann dot guns at mac dot com

Jayme said...

i love the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy. so cute!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

Angie said...

Stripy Super Kitty is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Angie said...

I'm a subscriber.

angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Norris Family said...

We love the great selection they offer, but especially the Three Trees Cashmere Pillow. Thanks.

davidjnorris at ntlworld.com

DieselMonkey said...

i'm in love....with Yellow Dotty Super Teddy. he is sooo adorable. i think my son must have him!

grannyvon said...

The Yellow Dotty Super Teddy. These are ideal to send overseas for Christmas gifts because they are light weight.If I could bear to part with it.ybutler@oppcatv.com

torinem said...

What cute stuff! I love the Seeing Spots Bag.

torinem said...

I am a subscriber.

thebeadedlily said...

Tough! I love the bright teals and periwinkles. So I think it's the tea towels, but the hankie is wonderful too!

ecky said...

i love it all! it is so bright and fun! my favorite is the orange superhero bunny!
elkesten at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Three Dots Cashmere Pillow.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

vmkids said...

Three Dots cashmere pillow

gkstratos said...

Love the Circled Star Cashmere Pillow
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Subscriber
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Keyomi said...

i like the Wool Messenger Bag a lot!!

Keyomi said...

i am also a subscriber!! thanks

spellbound18@hotmail.com

Tonya said...

my pick is the Teal Star Cashmere Pillow

Rachel said...

I love the appliqued linen towels! Gorgeous.

tomps77 at yahoo dot com

Veronica said...

I absolutely adore the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy! Too cute!

Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Michelle said...

I love the Stripy Super Kitty. What an awesome prize, thanks for the chance to win!

DOODLEGIRL said...

Teal Appliqued Linen Tea Towel

jennem said...

My favorite is the Pink Flower Cashmere Pillow.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Kari said...

I love the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

Heather said...

love the bomb applique pillow

Ashley said...

My favorite is- Yellow Dotty Super Teddy.
He looks hugable!
Ashlomb@yahoo.com

ZeCe said...

I'd have to say my fav is the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy :)

Thanks a lot for this great opportunity!

http://zece.etsy.com
zece.original@gmail.com

K Amos said...

I like striped super kitty!!!!!!!!!

bison61 said...

i like the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

bocktalk said...

I like the stripey super kitty!!

Christine said...

I like the Mod Flower cashmere pillow.

JUSTIN said...

I Love The Bomb Applique Pillow, It's Awesome.

nevarmore@msn.com

Christy said...

I think the blue busy bug is really cute. Thanks for the great giveaway. ecghick@yahoo.com

Teresa690 said...

I love the Wool Messenger bag! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Teresa690[at]gmail[dot]com

rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber
rosans4@comcst.net

rosannepm said...

the appliqued TEa Towels are my favorite

SweetLollipopShop said...

I am in love with the Yellow Dotty Super Teddy, it's so adorable!

Louise
sweetlollipopshop@verizon.net

Ramona said...

I love the stripy kitty doll.

yellowlabs said...

The Pink Flower Cashmere Pillow is really cute!

souldolphindream said...

I love the stripy super kitty. My daughter would love to have her to sleep with

souldolphindream@aol.com

SeahorseLady said...

I love the dolls but also like the pretty Mod Flower Cashmere Pillow.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Melanie said...

I LOVE three trees and stripy kitty! bold colors

Melanie B

melanieinaz2003@yahoo.com

Marigold said...

The Bomb Applique Pillow belongs in my apartment. Really. It does.

Thanks for introducing me to this awesome shop!

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

The Three Dots Cashmere pillow is such a whimsical idea! I love it.

wwe11 said...

Strippy Super Kitty is super cute. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Paula said...

There are many nice things here, and the Stripy Super Kitty is adorable ! She lights up the page! Everything would be worth having. A real nice sense of home made :)

Kelly F said...

I really like the 4 Dots Wool Applique Pillow. Very clean and classic.

Kelly F said...

I am a subscriber.

redron said...

Three Dots cashmere pillow

Diaper Cake Becca said...

Oh my....what a beautiful selection of items! It completely took my breath away.

I really like that wool messenger bag on page 3....quite snazzy. But all those pillows are quite fetching, too.

My girls would love any of those dolls and with birthdays and Christmas coming up the one being given away would be most welcome!

Thanks for offering up this wonderful and beautiful prize!

becca951(at)yahoo(dot)com

paula h said...

I like the Stripy Super Kitty. It's so cheery looking.

hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

Carolyn said...

By far, the Red Sun Cashmere Pillow for my daughter! She'd love it!

Laura said...

My favorite item is the Stripy Super Kitty. trinitygsd at yahoo dot

Sara said...

Love it

Sara said...

I'll love to get the Wool Felt Flower Hair Clips

liliesrnice said...

I like the three trees cashmere pillow.

Sandra said...

I love the three trees pillow>

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

The stripy super kitty is adorable!

stormraven at gmail dot com

okbarbie5 said...

I love your cute little felt hair clips and your Yellow Dotty Super Teddy! Thanks so much for a chnace to win a cute little red flower busy bug doll! She's adorable

cpullum said...

I like the Pink Linen Happy Hanky!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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