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Friday, June 15, 2012

Midsummer Dream Fair Day 16: Blue Ribbon Creature Contest





One of my favorite things about writing the Songs of Magic series is encountering all of the strange plants and creatures in the fairy world, a realm that never stops surprising me.

Now, I'm happy to report that the fairies have exclusively invited you, person who is reading this blog post, to be a judge in the blue-ribbon creature contest at the fairy fair!

Judge carefully the creatures below, then vote for your choice of best creature, using the poll on the right side of the blog there.
 
As payment, one randomly selected judge who comments below will win the blue-ribbon creature after the creature-judging closes at 3 PM Sunday!




Now, for the contestants...


Moustache Octopus
From the breeder: "The octopus with a moustache just got even fancier! After many requests, the moustache octopus now comes with an adorable little top hat and you can choose the colors!"



  Yellow and White Gingham Sock Monkey
From the breeder: "She has gray button eyes and a pink embroidery thread mouth. Stuffed with satisfyingly squishy polyester fiberfill stuffing so she gives awesome hugs."



Alien Dragon Dinosaur
From the breeder: "Keylee, a blue crazy print newborn is up for adoption and needs a loving home. She was found on Jupiter playing in a nice warm water spring."



Nessie Sea Monster
From the breeder: "Nessie is carefully handcrafted from premium fleece and is fully machine washable and child friendly. She does stand on her own and is stuffed soft enough to cuddle and pose. She has a over-stitched tail and hand cut spikes down her back and horns."



Eco Felt Owl 
From the breeder: "This sweet softie is handmade from 100% Recycled Eco Friendly Felt in Natural & Teal, accented with Vintage Red Polka Dot Fabric & Pink Button Eyes, carefully hand stitched with embroidery in Lime Green & Muted Purple floss, & stuffed with soft polyfil for shape."



Wild Flannel and Fleece Beetle
From the breeder: "This beetle has a wide wall corduroy belly in black, fleece body and wing undersides. The outside of his shell is bold cotton print. His legs and antenna are knotted black fleece. All the tabs and textures on this toy make this a great plushie for curious little hands and mouth."



Zombie Bunny
From the breeder: "'It will eat you, cutely!' The zombie bunny is made with felt, embroidery yarn, safety eye, and polyfill stuffing. It is also stuffed with a little bit of lavender."



Voting and Giveaway! Vote for your favorite animal, and don't forget to comment below!  One randomly selected comment wins the blue-ribbon creature, whatever it turns out to be!

This giveaway ends tomorrow (Sunday, 6/17) at 3:00 PM (Eastern).  Open to US winners only (sorry!).  But voting is open internationally!


The Midsummer Dream Fair was brought to you today by:


42 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! They are all so freaking adorable, but my vote goes to the Moustache Octopus!

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    1. Did you vote using the poll on the right side of the blog? As of right now there are no votes for the moustache octopus...

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  2. They are all so cute, but I just love the Alien Dragon. Just my color too.
    Thanks for the wonderful creature contest.

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  3. They are all cute but Nessie has my vote Thanks for the giveaway. crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Those are all awesome!! I really love the Alien Dragon, but I have a soft spot for Zombies so I have to vote for the Zombie Bunny. If something is going to eat my face off, at least it should be cute!
    alf421(dot)af(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Man, I wish I could have voted for more than one. Very tough choice. I chose Nessie, but I also loved the octopus and alien dragon.
    GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  6. How can you vote on just one???? I know my adorable owl isn't going to win because people just don't appreciate the cuteness of owls *sad face* and as much as I love the zombie bunny too, I might have to go for the mustache octopus. lol

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  7. They are all soooo adorable. I picked Zombie Bunny, but I also really liked Alien Dragon Dinosaur.
    syndiasia at yahoo dot com

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  8. They are all really cute, Zombie Bunny is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Vote: Moustache Octopus

    Those are all so awesome! I love the Moustache Octopuses!! Octopuses, top hats, and mustaches... goes beyond classy ^_^

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    1. Use the poll on the right to vote too!

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    2. Voted on the poll. Thanks for letting me know, I didn't even notice it! :)

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  10. I have to say that mustache octopus is pretty cool
    Sylv722@bresnan.net

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  11. My vote has to go to the Moustache Octopus!!! SO cute

    All of the contestants are vote if I could choose a second it would be the Alien Dragon Dinosaur :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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    1. There are no votes in the poll for the moustache octopus so the zombie bunny is in the lead. Make sure to use the poll ^.^

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  12. My vote is for Keylee, the Alien Dragon Dinosaur! So stinkin cute! A Moustache Octopus would be my second. Description says you can choose the colors; are there other colors besides the ones pictured?

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  13. Those are so adorable I would say zombie bunnie is my fave though
    Shanklin3@bresnan.net

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  14. That owl is so stinking cute! I love them all though
    Sylvia722@bresnan.net

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  15. They're all cute! My vote was for Nessie, but I love them all!

    sourdal@gmail.com

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  16. I vote for the Moustache Octopus!! They are tooo cute and the top hat just tops it all off lol:)
    -jennybelieves@gmail.com

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  17. Definitely Nessie.
    Anything Scottish trumps all others. :)

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  18. My daughter has an owl-themed room, so I should've voted for that, but damn if those mustachioed Octopi are the cutest things ever.

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  19. I vote for the Nessie Sea Monster.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Seriously? With all this cuteness abound I have to pick ONE??? I'm torn between Alien Dragon Dinosaur, Nessie and the bunny! Hm... what to vote for? What to do?? Well, I did vote in the poll! :)

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  21. Nessie SeaMonster

    frenchcanadienne(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I vote for the Moustache Octopus

    charissajackson89@gmail.com

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  23. I love Nessie Sea Monster!
    xeno_turtle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. They are all so cute, I had a hard time between 2 of them, but I voted for the Alien Dragon Dinosaur.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  25. They are all cute but Nessie is my favorite and voted for Nessie.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Oh! The cuteness overload is unbearable! How to choose?! I feel five again. Hmm, I gotta go with the Alien Dragon Dinosaur because I'm equally captivated and frightened by it. It's adorable, but it has those freaky Pan's Labyrinth like hand-eye things...which I love! Yes, yes! This gets my vote simply because I want to cuddle it AND possibly salt and burn it ;D

    Seriously, they are ALL awesome!

    :) Aeicha
    wordspelunker at gmail dot com

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  27. Azucena RodriguezJune 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Voted for the zombie bunny xD It's so cute! - Azucena

    ajeans_herrera@yahoo.com

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  28. Oh gosh this is really tough! It's between the Owl and the Octopus for me. I guess I'll go with the octopus though. :D

    catiesmoviesinmyhead@gmail.com

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  29. Nessie is too adorable. Captured my heart & my vote =)

    Cheers! Trayce

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  30. Tough one! I love both the octopus & the zombie bunny. I voted for zombie bunny though! :D
    -heather
    bookstacksondeck[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. I was torn between the Alien Dragon Dinosaur and Nessie Sea Monster...and then I saw the ZOMBIE BUNNY!!! OMG! SO LOVE IT!!! SO want one! Where can I get one!!!

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  32. I voted for the zombie bunny. It is awesome. Thanks!!

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

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  33. I vote for the Zombie Bunny!!!! So cute. Love it. Thanks for giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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  34. I missed this but I sure liked the Alien Dragon Dinosaur. The Nessie Sea Monster was cute too.

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  35. Mustache octopus and pleeze pick me!!!!!!!!

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