Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011 Giveaway

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way.  Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog (in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. (from A Whimisical Bohemian : One World One Heart Event )

I participated in this event for the first time last year, and enjoyed it so much, I am here again - and I have also donated a prize with  Art Dolls Only . For those of you who are visitng my blog for the first time, my name is Wilma and I live in Newcastle, a city 159 km north of Sydney,  in New South Wales, Australia . I enjoy making dolls and soft sculptures, and  have a few obsessions - beads, felt, textiles and clay. I have retired from my full time job as a high school principal, and now spend my time creating , enjoying my family and volunteering with my Rotary Club, especially in Papua New Guinea.

This year's giveaway is a pair of needle felted bugs with polymer clay faces. I think they make a very cute duo- Master Amiable and Master Cheeky - so I hope someone will be willing to give them a happy home. All you need to do to win this pair  is leave your contact details in a comment at the end of this blog post before 17 February 2011. I will randomly select a winner on 17 February and contact the winner individually as well as post the lucky person's name in a blog post. Please remember to visit the other participating blogs too ( see them all at  A Whimsical Bohemian ) and enter in the fun, make new friendships and share the good will generated by this wonderful event.


  1. Hi Wilma,

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I just live a couple of hours up the highway from you and spend a lot of time in the Newcastle area. I love your little bug gifts and would love to be the lucky winner.



  2. I'm participating in OWOH and waiting for my name to appear on the list. Lisa must be SO busy. I love the little bugs. I can see one on a stick living in a plant in my windowsill!
    Blessings all the way from the East Coast of the US from a Jersey Girl

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  4. Oooh... the must unique bugs ever seen!!! Great work!!!!

    Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with this beautiful give-away... I can only dream it's me!!

    I'm enjoying this OWOH trip around the world, thanks!!

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

  5. These are so absolutely fabulous! I am head over heals in love with these bugs! They are wonderful!!! Thanks for this great opportunity! I hope you get a chance to visit my post, as well! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  6. Wow, this is unique. Totally different. I love it and I would love to win.

  7. Wilma I LOVE THEM
    nice to meet you, thank you for your visit to my one world blog post, this is my return visit

    I love dry felting, and these two buggs are just adorable,


  8. What gorgeous lovely bugs. I'd love to own these and please enter my name for a chance to win!! *smiles* Norma

  9. Hey! It's always great to meet another Aussie blogger!
    Please add me to you draw!Love your work!OMG they are so cute!Come and visit me too!

  10. OH! Alice in Wonderland and the Hooka smoking caterpillar! Love these! pleas, count me in

  11. super cute!! Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  12. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

  13. Hi Wilma,

    First I want to say thanks for stopping by my blog to visit. I really appreciate it.

    Thanks for participating in OWOH event. It's such a grand experience getting to know all new people out in blogland.

    Please add my name to your drawing for the cute dolls.

  14. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  15. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is so cool.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  16. I really like these bugs! Whooh...Visit my OWOH giveaway at

  17. I really love your whimsical creations!

    Jeanie Callaghan
    I am #249 on the OWOH list

  18. Those two little bugs make me laugh every time I see their cute little faces. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

  19. I love your little bugs! Their faces are so expressive and wonderful. It's so nice to meet you through OWOH.

  20. Here it is. An important message.
    I have been directed to this post because someone has told me that you have the Coolest and Bestest Chrysalis dolls Ever.
    She was right.
    Now look,
    I love this person dearly. I do.
    I met her online, which can be creepy, but I consider her my best friend. However.

    When it comes to these chrysalis dolls, she needs to

    Back Up!

    Because I just know that you made those cute freakin guys with me in mind.

    Watch out girls, I want those things and that is final.
    Also, if I don't get them, I will buy them from your etsy store, but it's funner if you give them to me.

    See, that way I can lie to my friends and tell them that it was a personal gift from the artist, as if you know me and give a crap. You don't, but who needs to know that?
    That sort of thing is between me and You.
    So hush and send those dolls along!

  21. Fantastic giveaway! The little faces on your bugs make me giggle they are so cute! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  22. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Everything you create is wonderful. Your needle felted bugs are terrific. My fav. is the blue/green one as that's my favorite color combination. They are just so darn cute. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  23. Love these little guys!!! I'd love to bring them home. What a great blog!

  24. Hi Linda.

    So pleased to meet you, from a fellow Australian :)

    What a great give away, I hope you'll stop by mine.


  25. Hi Linda.

    So pleased to meet you, from a fellow Australian :)

    What a great give away, I hope you'll stop by mine.


  26. Hi Linda.

    So pleased to meet you, from a fellow Australian :)

    What a great give away, I hope you'll stop by mine.


  27. They make me laugh. Please include me in your whimsical drawing.

  28. I just love them. And I need more dolls just for Bronwyn!

  29. So Cute! Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

  30. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

  31. Hi and so nice to meet you.
    Your giveaway is beautiful and I would love a chance to win!
    Greetings from bonny Scotland
    PS If you have a mo and have not already done so, please come and see mine too:o)

  32. Your little bugs are too cute!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    #28 OWOH

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

  33. These little bugs would find a home in my cubby of curiousity!

    Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50

  34. I have done needle felting so I truly love these.
    Please visit me at Irish Muses to enter my giveaway:

  35. i would love to win these two little cuties and comfort them here in my home:)

  36. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  37. So FUN! I'd love one of your bugs! Thank you so much.

  38. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  39. Hi Wilma thanks for visit, nice to meet you, your bugs made me smile, they are fantastic and so sweet, I would love a chance to win.

  40. Oh, your bugs are gorgeous! Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Dagmar #88

  41. Hi there Wilma, I'm a Queenslander Great to meet a fellow Aussie, can I just say I chuckled out loud when I saw you dolls, toooo cute :) I'm more a 2D producer but would LOVE to 'have-a-go' at doll making, something inside that always falls in love with them! Please come look around my blog (or feel free to follow if you feel inclined maybe just pop in every now and then if in the bloggersphere, I'm fairly new to blogging & just realised I sound desperate to make new friends LOL) Now let's enjoy this hurly burly wonderful One World one Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  42. I like your 'bugs', especially the one with tongue out! Please include me! Visit my blog @ #123 in the OWOH event!

  43. They are cool and makes me smile again and again! :))))
    Count me in, please!


  44. How cool, I would love these!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  45. Hi Wilma, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful needle felted bugs:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  46. what an adorable pair of sculpts, I would love to add them to my collection. It was great meeting you, I am also a lover of sculpting, please visit my blog to sign up for my owoh giveaway

  47. OH MY! How cute are these little critters! I would be thrilled to win! Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !

  48. How you unique and so cool looking, thank you for the chance to win!
    It's been nice meeting you, thank you for your comment on my blog!

  49. cute little critters! i hope they crawl all the way to new jersey where i am! :)

    OWOH #528

  50. Hi Wilma, your bug have such expressive faces, do you make the faces your self? I love them.

  51. Hi Wilma! Thanks for dropping by my blogs, it's nice meeting you too! That's really cool having an exchange student from Chilliwack, it is a small world!
    Have a great OWOH!


    ~Spike #22, 24

  52. Hi Wilma, what great little bugs - so cute. i would love to be in your prize draw - you can enter mine also #639. Enjoy the OWOH journey! Joyce

  53. Hi Wilma...

    Your needle felted bugs are adorable... such a sweet giveaway...

    Jenny x

  54. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed visiting your little corner of the blogosphere. I would really love to win your prize - I am so glad I decided to take part in OWOH - I feel like I am on a great adventure as I visit everyone

  55. I would gladly welcome these two nice characters in my home in France. Do stop over at my blog at #218.

  56. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    Oh my goodness, they are the sweetest ever! I would be so happy to give them a great home! :) Thanks for having me over today! :D

    If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  57. Hello Wilma! Great to see you here too!
    I LOOVE your bugs! They make me smile!
    Hope I win!! :-D

    Come see my giveaway too at

  58. Hello from icy Ohio! Your blog is great and I love all your dolls!Would be happy to have any of them!
    Gabriela OWOH #439

  59. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  60. What a lovely blog and giveaway! Please count me in!
    Isn't this world traveling too much fun, new friends, new ideas...Hope you come by my blog for a visit as well...
    Hugs from snowy New Hampshire USA,
    Beth P (#409 on the list)

  61. So very nice to meet you,
    Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

  62. Your bugs are so adorable! I want to give them both a tiny wee hug.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi aka Digital Misfit

  63. Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
    Hugs Belinda

  64. wonderful dolls, please throw my name in! R'Chelle

  65. How cute are they! Love that one sticking it's tongue out hehe. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


  66. OMG, those are too precious! Especially the one with the tongue. It tickled my funny bone! I am so glad we have met. Stop by #220 if you haven't already. needlewings at mac dot com

  67. Hello from Florence, Oregon USA you blog is wonderful. Your art is awesome. I love your dolls. Please count me in on the prize.

  68. Hi Wilma, it's a pleasure to meet you. Your work is really phenomenal. I've been interested in trying needle felting. I love how you incorporate the art with clay work. :) I'd love for you to come visit with me:
    Have fun!!! Theresa :)

  69. Hi Wilma,
    I love these little buggy bugs!
    please enter me in the drawing to win!
    Thank you,

  70. Hi Wilma! These are so cute! I love the tongue sticking out!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  71. This is a lovely giveaway!

    Please visit my page too:

  72. Thanks for visiting our blog Wilma,
    Those bugs are cheeky and cute!
    Please add us to the draw!
    I loved the koala and the Aboriginal story of Tiddalik - no wonder you were drawn to our blog title!

    Great site wilma, we will be back.

  73. It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! Such a cute little bugs... those cheeks just make them adorable!!! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

  74. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  75. Your little felted bugs are too cute! I think they are adorable, especially the one with his tongue sticking out. I would love to win them.

  76. So darn cute!Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  77. LOL! They look kinda like ET! Very cute! Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  78. Oh, OH - I adore them both! I have never seen needle felted bugs, but I think I'm in love and I'd be thrilled to provide them with a new happy home. I always have room at my bead station for new friends. Master Amiable and Master Cheeky would be in good care and much appreciated.

    Thanks so much for the chance,
    #399 - come see me!

  79. Thanks for visiting my blog, your little pod babies are so sweet.


  80. What whimsical little creatures! I love their bodies.
    Please enter me in your contest and come over to enter mine-#348.

  81. Hi Wilma,
    I am gobbed smacked!! These unusual little beings are simply beautiful and magical! I will back to see what other creations you come up with!
    You Aussies are such a talented bunch ;)
    Lynn xx

    You are always welcome to visit me downunder :)

  82. Hi Wilma,
    I can't even begin to tell you how much I love these little bugs!!!! You did an amazing job sculpting their little expressive faces and the needlefelting is gorgeous, such beautiful colors!

  83. I am totally impressed with your little bugs. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

  84. Hello from Cody, Wyoming. It is fun to meet other bloggers through this OWOH event. Your little bugs are so cute...they make me smile. Thank you for entering my name in the drawing.

    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }

    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  85. Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too (if you haven't already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  86. Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

  87. I would be more than willing to give your wonderful bugs a happy home! Love them!
    Caryl OWOH #270

  88. Hello Wilma!

    They look like they may be trouble! Send them over and I'll sort them out!

    I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  89. I've enjoyed visiting your blog (and all the other OWOH blogs). I visited your etsy shop as well - what charming creatures you create!

  90. Greetings from Cornwall, I must say your gift did make me chuckle, they are great!

  91. Hello from Oregon! So much fun meeting all these new people. I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Your bugs are so cute. The faces speak volumes!
    I hope that you have time to come visit my blog (OWOH #473) and enter my give away (if you haven't already).
    :) Gale

  92. Oh your little bugs made me chuckle :)

    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  93. Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  94. These faces are too funny! Adorable!
    OWOH #488

  95. What adorable little buglets. Please throw my name in your hat for your giveaway. I'd really love to win wither one, what a fun little creature to add to my menagerie.

    If you are out and about in blogland, drop by #521 and meet me!! I've enjoyed meeting you.

  96. These bugs are so cute and funny. :) I would love the chance to win them. You sound like you are enjoying your retirement! I hope you get lots of time to make more bugs, and other wonderful creations. Come visit me if you get the chance (278) Pam

  97. love the little butterfly cocoon bugs. too cute!so creative. so nice to meet you through this event. please stop by for a visit on my blog too of you'd like. you can reach me through my blog at if I were to be lucky enough to win.

  98. Hi from the UK. Your little bugs are so funny and cute!

  99. Your felted bugs are adorable and the faces are just too cute! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  100. Oh my goodness. How in love I am with these little whimsical creatures! I would love to win one!

  101. Whimsical giveaway!
    I like your bugs.

    Hugs from Germany

  102. Your little bugs made me laugh out loud! They are delightful! Please enter my name into your draw --thanks so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  103. The 2 little "Masters" are absolutely adorable!

  104. Nice little guys. Nice to meet you.Hope you are having fun I sure have had fun Laura

  105. I am so glad to have this opportunity to meet you. This is my first year with OWOH and it has been an amazing adevnture. I have made new friends already! If you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello. I am #476 on the list.

  106. hahaha! i like the one the tongue sticking out the best! please come enter my giveaway too!

  107. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  108. Hi Wilma, I live just a little south of you on the coast. Love the little dolls. Very cute!

  109. These little bugsies are so cute!
    :-) Gina #299

  110. Wilma, It is so nice to meet you and visit your blog. I love the little bugs. How enchanted. Please visit me during your journey through Blogland.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  111. Awe what adorable little bugs!!
    Thanks for sharing your blog. Come visit me at


  112. What a cheeky pair :D Love them! They are adoraBUGle (Did that work? I think it did *g*)

    Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post :)

    OWOH# 365

  113. I love the one with his tongue sticking out! So very cute. You do lovely work.

  114. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  115. Oh my gosh, these little critters are making me giggle because they are so stinking cute!


  116. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

  117. Greetings from Canada! Your blog is delightful and I loved looking at all your beautiful creations. Your dolls are exquisite. Thank you for sharing. Please drop by and visit me #623

  118. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  119. Hello from Massachusetts where the snow is falling again. Your clay sculptures are wonderful. I work with polymer clay to make ooak art dolls. When you have a chance, come visit me at #393. Blessings, Rebecca

  120. HI Wilma
    wow, i love your dolls ... i was looking at all of the pictures on flikr ... your work is amazing, i especially love your faces ... they all seem to have a bit of magic in them.

  121. I love your dolls, the one made me laugh so much! They would have a great home here in NY. Thank you for entering me into your giveaway.
    Shannon from NY

  122. What darling little bugs! I love the expressions :)

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jules #511
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  123. And what adorable little bugs they are! Would love to add them to my collection, thank you for the chance!
    Missy ~ From Canada
    Misfit Momma
    misfitmomma at gmail dot com

  124. Those are adorable! They'll be snug as a bug (just need the rug lol) here if I were to win!
    I love the facial expressions!

  125. Greetings from cold and snowy Ohio. Your little bugs are just adorable!

  126. wow! this is wonderful! i love your little needle felted bugs and look forward to spending a lot more time browsing through your blog!

    thank you for the opportunity to get to know your work better and for the chance to own a little piece of your world through OWOH!

    joe in montana

  127. love your little bugs- the colors you used are gorgeous but their faces really make them unique! Please add my name to your generous give away and please come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

  128. I love your blog! Awesome giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  129. Hi Wilma, greetings to you from southern Australia! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us on the OWOH trip. I would love to win, please count me in! I'm not a creator of art dolls, but I so admire those that are... I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!
    hugs and blessings,
    My OWOH blogpost
    Email me!

  130. Greetings from Ipswich, Massachusetts USA. It's very nice to meet you! I love your adorable creations! Please enter me in the OWOH give away.

    I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace as my gift.

    Hugs...Linda L

  131. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  132. Hello from Thailand! :) oh, those pieces are cute! do count me in your giveaway.

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

  133. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  134. Wow, these bugs are too cool! I'm also a member of ADO but I have not been very active lately. It's so nice to meet you and discover your blog as part of this world wide event :)

  135. Hi Wilma, I would love to win your felted bugs. Count me in! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  136. Hello Wilma,

    Your bugs are just too cute! My Brother has been a resident of Sydney for more years than I can count. Someday...hopefully I will make it there to visit him. But now I visit you. :-)

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    Southern Illinois, USA
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  137. Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! What a lovely giveaway! Count me in.
    I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864)
    I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.
    I loved traveling through your country!

  138. Hey there Wilma, greetings from southern california.
    I am so glad I have landed on your wonderful and inspiring blog from the OWOH flight.
    I love your work and the needle felted bugs door prize is amazing, I adore the one with it's tongue sticking out LOL!!.
    If you get a moment come spend some of your valuable time with me OWOH #442.

  139. To know when to be these two little bugs is a challenge. You are so very talented! Please visit #875 the penultimate.

  140. ...i ** felt** the need to enter your give-a-way.. they are just so darn cute.. thanks for the opportunity

  141. Cuties! :)

    Come and visit my giveaway too if you didn´t do it already!

    Warm regards
    Susan nr 471

  142. I follow you now!Your art is so cool!!!
    Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  143. Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

  144. Hello and greetings from Virginia. Your needle felted bugs are just adorable. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win your wonderful prize.

    I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  145. I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

    I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

    Thanks so much!!


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